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Full text of "Graduate Catalog / the University of Maryland, College Park"

MARYLAND 



UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK 



A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN 




Dr. llene H. Nagel, Associate 
Provost for Research and Dean of 
the Graduate School 



An ideal setting for the pursuit of graduate education is 
one that combines opportunity for in-depth work in a 
field of specialization with the breadth of experience 
that large multidisciplinary institutions afford. The 
University of Maryland provides that opportunity and 
breadth. 

The University is an internationally recognized 
research university. It is also the most comprehensive 
institution of higher education, research, and service 
in the state of Maryland. With over 32,000 students 
(approximately 8,000 of whom are graduate students) 
and over 2,800 faculty, it is the primary statewide center 
for graduate education and research. 



The Graduate School offers 87 master's degree programs and 68 doctoral programs which 
are guided and taught by a community of renowned scholars, researchers, and performing 
and creative artists. Working independently and together, they offer the committed graduate 
student virtually unlimited opportunities to excel. 

Throughout the history of the Graduate School, our graduates have gone on to distinguished 
careers in engineering, science, agriculture, the arts and social sciences, business, and 
education. The University takes pride in its tradition of excellence and in its success in 
nurturing, challenging, and developing future scholars, researchers, and professionals. The 
University of Maryland is a scholarly community in which a diversity of ideas, experiences, 
backgrounds, and perspectives is valued and encouraged. 

This Graduate School Catalog provides an overview of the University, its policies, programs, 
and resources. For additional information, we invite you to visit our web page at 
http://www.inform.umd.edu/grad. You may also contact the individual programs directly. 
You are cordially invited to visit the campus. Our faculty and staff will be pleased to explore 
with you the fit between your research interests and career aspirations, and the particular 
strengths of our programs and faculty. 

I look forward to welcoming you. 



Ilene H. Nagel 
Fall, 1996 



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GRADUATE SCHOOL CATALOG 



The University of Maryland 
College Park 



Office of Graduate Studies and Research 

2133 Lee Building, University of Maryland 

College Park, Maryland 20742 

http://www.inform.umd.edu/grad 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

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CONTENTS 

Introduction to College Park 9 

University of Maryland Policy Statements 15 

University Publications 16 

World Wide Web 17 

Part 1: General Information 

Admission to Graduate School 

Criteria for Admission 18 

Eligibility for Admission 19 

Categories of Admission to Degree Programs 19 

Non-Degree Admission Categories 20 

Admission to an Institute 22 

Offer of Admission 23 

Change of Status or Program 23 

Termination of Admission Status 23 

The Admission Process 23 

Calculation of Grade Point Average 25 

Application Status Check 25 

Admission of Faculty 25 

Application Deadlines 26 

Summer School 26 

International Students 26 

Records Maintenance and Disposition 27 

Fees and Expenses 

Application Fee 28 

Tuition Per Credit Hour 28 

Mandatory Graduate Fees 28 

Residency Classification 28 

Payment of Fees 29 

Refund of Fees 30 

University Refund Statement 30 

Fellowships, Assistantships, and Financial Assistance 

Fellowships 31 

Graduate School Tuition Scholarships 33 

Assistantships 33 

Loans and Part-Time Employment 34 



Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student Employment Program .... 35 

Veterans Benefits 35 

Registration and Credits 

Academic Calendar 36 

Developing a Program 36 

Course Numbering System 37 

Designation of Full and Part-Time Status 37 

Minimum Registration Requirements 38 

Doctoral Candidates 38 

Dissertation Research 38 

Partial Credit for Students with Disabilities 38 

Inter-Institutional Registration 39 

The Washington Consortium Arrangement 39 

Visiting Students 40 

Graduate Credit for Senior Undergraduates 40 

Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Level Courses 40 

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs 41 

Credit by Examination 41 

Transfer of Credit 41 

Criteria for Courses to be Accepted for Graduate Credit 42 

Course and Credit Changes 43 

Schedule Adjustment 43 

Credit Level and Grading Option Changes 43 

Withdrawal from Classes 43 

Resignation from the University 44 

Canceling Registration 44 

Grades for Graduate Students 44 

Academic Probation Policy 44 

Grading Systems 45 

Grade Point Average Computation 45 

Academic Record (Transcript) 46 

Degree and Certificate Requirements 

Requirements Applicable to All Certificate Programs 46 

Requirements Applicable to All Master's Degree Programs .... 46 

Grade-Point Average s . 47 

Time Limitation 47 

Additional Requirements 47 

Requirements for the Degrees of Master of Arts and Master of 
Science 47 



Thesis Requirement 47 

Research Assurances 48 

Course Requirements 48 

The Master's Thesis Examination 48 

Thesis Examining Committee 48 

Procedures for the Oral Examination 50 

Non-Thesis Option 51 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education 52 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Engineering 52 

Requirements Applicable to Other Master's Degrees 52 

Requirements Applicable to All Doctoral Degrees 53 

Credit Requirements 53 

Admission to Candidacy 53 

Time Limitation 53 

The Doctoral Dissertation and Defense 53 

Dissertation Examining Committee 54 

Procedures for the Oral Defense 55 

Inclusion of Previously Published Materials in a Thesis or 

Dissertation 57 

Additional Requirements 58 

Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 58 

Foreign Language Requirement 58 

Program 58 

Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education 58 

Requirements for Other Doctoral Degrees 59 

Time Extensions 59 

Waiver of a Regulation 59 

Commencement 60 

Student Services 

Office of Graduate Minority Education 60 

Graduate Legal Aid Office 61 

Graduate Student Government 61 

The Graduate Council 61 

College Park Senate 62 

Off-Campus Housing 62 

Graduate Student Housing 62 

Dining Services 63 

Career Center 63 

Counseling Center 63 



Disability Support Services 64 

Health Center 65 

Health Insurance 66 

Part 2: Graduate Programs 

Guide to Graduate Programs 67 

Degree Programs 76 

Certificate Programs 250 

Bureaus, Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories 256 

Part 3: Course Listings 279 

Part 4: Graduate Faculty 539 

Part 5: Appendices 640 

Index 700 



Introduction to College Park. . . 



T~ he University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), the flagship institution of the 
University of Maryland System, had its origin in 1 859 as the Maryland Agricultural 
ICollege. It became one of the country's first land-grant institutions in 1867. The 

state assumed authority over the College in 1920 and formed the University of Maryland 
by joining the College with the long-established professional schools in Baltimore. In 1988, 
the General Assembly of Maryland designated UMCP as the flagship institution for the 
newly-expanded University of Maryland System, which consists of 1 1 campuses across the 
state and offers programs at some 200 sites worldwide. As well as pursuing a serious research 
mission and continuing its high level of service to the state, the University rededicated itself 
to providing the highest quality graduate and undergraduate education. The University 
maintains its commitment to students through teaching excellence, exemplary academic 
resources, and personal attention. 

UMCP is an internationally recognized research institution offering master's degrees in 
87 areas and doctoral degrees in 68. There are over 2,800 faculty members (2,200 full-time), 
1 1 percent of whom are members of minority groups and 26 percent of whom are women. 
Each year, UMCP confers nearly 2,000 graduate degrees, approximately 500 of which are 
doctoral degrees and 1 ,500 are master's degrees. Of these, 12 percent are earned by minority 
students and 50 percent are earned by women. The University of Maryland is accredited by 
the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is a member of the 
Association of American Universities. Furthermore, individual colleges, schools, and 
departments are accredited by a variety of specialized groups and relevant governing bodies. 

The Graduate School is committed to creating a scholarly community in which a diversity 
of ideas, student experiences, individual backgrounds, and perspectives is welcomed and 
encouraged. As of fall 1996, there are some 33,000 UMCP students, 8,700 of whom are 
enrolled in graduate programs. UMCP graduate students come from virtually every state in 
the Union and 58 foreign nations. Minority students comprise 14 percent of the total student 
body; 7 percent of our graduate students are African American, 5 percent are Asian 
American, 2 percent are Hispanic/Latino, and less than 1 percent are American Indian. 

Opportunities for conducting research abound at the University of Maryland and in the 
surrounding area. The dynamic research environment allows students from all disciplines 
to undertake scholarly exploration of their special interests and gain practical experience. 
Faculty are able to advance their own expertise and bring their insights with them into the 
classroom. On campus, special facilities and a number of organized research centers, 
bureaus, and institutes promote the acquisition and analysis of new knowledge in the arts, 
sciences, and applied fields. 

Location 



N~" estled on 1 ,300 acres in the suburban town of College Park, the university is located 
in the center of the Baltimore- Washington corridor. The university's unique 
llocation — just 9 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., and approximately 30 

miles from both Baltimore and Annapolis — enhances the research of its faculty and students 
by providing access to some of the finest libraries and research centers in the country. Within 



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easy access of the campus are the Library of Congress, Folger Shakespeare Library, National 
Archives, National Library of Medicine, and National Agricultural Library. In the Baltimore 
area are the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Maryland Historical Association Library. The 
state capital in historic Annapolis houses the Maryland Hall of Records. UMCP is accessible 
by the METRO rapid transit rail system and bus routes, as well as the MARC commuter 
trains, all of which have stops in College Park. 

Washington, D.C., is rapidly becoming the nation's capital in cultural and intellectual 
activity as well as political power. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Filene 
Center, and the many fine area theaters regularly present performances by the world's most 
exciting and renowned artists. The Smithsonian Museums and the National Gallery of Art, 
among others, sponsor outstanding collections and special exhibits that attract national 
attention. In addition to cultural activities, the nation's capital provides interested students 
the opportunity to observe and participate in the work of federal institutions; to sit in the 
galleries of Congress; to watch the Supreme Court in session; and to attend public 
Congressional hearings. The possibilities for personal enrichment offered in this exciting 
cosmopolitan area are indeed enormous. 

Outside the metropolitan area and just minutes from the campus, the Maryland countryside 
is pleasantly rural. Maryland offers a great variety of recreational and leisure activities in 
its many fine national and state parks, from the Catoctin Mountains in Western Maryland 
to the Assateague Island National Seashore on the Atlantic-bound Eastern Shore, all within 
a pleasant drive from the campus. Recreational and outdoors opportunities in Virginia, 
Pennsylvania, and Delaware are all within driving distance of campus. 

Special Research Resources 



T~lhe College Park Campus is in the midst of one of the greatest concentrations of 
research facilities and intellectual talent in the nation, if not in the world. Libraries 
land laboratories serving virtually every academic discipline are within easy 

commuting distance. There is a steady and growing exchange of ideas, information, technical 
skills, and scholars between the university and these centers. The libraries and facilities of 
many of these centers are open to qualified graduate students. The resources of many more 
are available by special arrangement. 

In the humanities, the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library, with its 
extensive collection of rare manuscripts, are among the world's most outstanding research 
libraries. In addition, Dumbarton Oaks; the National Archives; the Smithsonian Institution; 
the World Bank; the National Library of Medicine; the National Agricultural Library; the 
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore; the libraries of the Federal Departments of Labor, 
Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, 
Transportation, and approximately 500 other specialized libraries are all within a few 
minutes drive of the College Park campus. The campus is also the site for the newly 
constructed National Archives II, the largest archives in the world with the most complete 
set of records and documents about this nation's history. These resources make the 
University of Maryland one of the most attractive in the nation for scholars of all disciplines. 



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The proximity of the Beltsvillc Agricultural Research Center of the United States 
Department of Agriculture has stimulated the development of both laboratories and 
opportunities for field research in the agricultural and life sciences. The National Institutes 
of Health offer unparalleled opportunities for collaboration in biomedical and behavioral 
research. Opportunities are also available for collaborative graduate study programs with 
other major government laboratories, such as the National Institute of Science and 
Technology, the Naval Research Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Goddard 
Space Flight Center. The long-standing involvement of the state of Maryland in the 
development of the commercial and recreational resources of the Chesapeake Bay has 
resulted in the establishment of outstanding research facilities for the study of marine science 
at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies, with research 
facilities at Horn Point near Cambridge, at Crisfield, and at Solomons Island, Maryland. 

Campus facilities are excellent for research in every discipline. Work in the behavioral 
sciences, particularly in learning, is centered in laboratories equipped for fully automated 
research on rats, pigeons, and monkeys. 

Research in the physical sciences includes: superconductivity, smart materials and 
structures, rotocraft engineering, material and surface science, laser and optical physics, ion- 
beam lithography, electronic packaging, novel plasma devices, automation and robotics, 
advanced computer studies and remote sensing. This research is conducted in laboratories 
with leading-edge equipment. 

Students also have access to research farms, greenhouses, and even laboratory-equipped 
vessels for research in the Chesapeake Bay. The University also owns and operates one of 
the world's largest and most sophisticated long-wavelength radio telescopes as part of a 
three-university consortium known as the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Array (BIMA) 
located at Hat Creek in Northern California. 

Libraries 



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he Libraries on the College Park campus contain over 2.3 million volumes and 
subscribe to some 26,000 periodicals and newspapers. Additional collections of 
research materials are available on microfilm, microfiche, phonograph records, 
tapes, films, and in electronic formats. 

The Theodore R. McKeldin Library is the largest library on campus and the principal 
library for graduate use in the humanities, social sciences, agriculture, and life sciences. 
Special collections and research materials include the papers of former Vice President Spiro 
T Agnew, Romeo Mansueti, Katherine Anne Porter, and Djuna Barnes; the archive of the 
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women; the photo archives of the Baltimore 
News- American; Maryland documents; and the files of the Industrial Union of Marine and 
Shipbuilding Workers of America and other labor unions. The University Libraries are also 
a regional depository of U.S. Government publications; the Government Documents/Maps 
Room in McKeldin includes these U.S. Government publications and maps, as well as 
documents of the United Nations, the League of Nations and other international 
organizations, and maps from the U.S. Army Map Service. McKeldin also houses the 
collection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library. 



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The Gordon W. Prange Collection, one of the world's largest repositories of published and 
unpublished Japanese-language materials from the Allied Occupation period, is housed in 
McKeldin Library and consists of Japanese newspapers, monographs, periodicals, 
pamphlets and newsletters, textbooks, maps, news photographs, and political posters 
produced primarily in the period 1945 to 1949, a time of Allied civil censorship controls. 
The materials range from children's books and women's magazines to business, scientific 
and technical publications. The collection is especially rich in fiction and poetry, including 
reprints and first editions. These rare manuscript materials have attracted scholars from 
around the world and have been utilized frequently in recent Japanese and Western 
scholarship on post-World War II Japan. They are complementary to the American 
government documents which are housed in National Archives II adjacent to the College 
Park campus. The East Asia Collection, available since the mid-1960's, includes Japanese, 
Korean, and Chinese language monographs, periodicals, and newspapers. It currently 
contains about 74,000 catalogued items, and is particularly strong in scholarly works on the 
humanities and behavioral and social sciences and in reference and serial publications. With 
the exception of the Japanese Division of the Library of Congress, this is the largest East 
Asian language collection to be found in any academic institution in the tri-state region of 
Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. 

Graduate students at UMCPare not served by McKeldin alone; the UMCP Libraries system 
also includes six branch libraries. Although the Hornbake Library's collection of books, 
periodicals, reserves, and other materials is primarily for the undergraduate student, this 
library does offer ample study space and a 24-hour study room during fall and spring 
semesters as well as a room serving persons with disabilities. Hornbake also houses Nonprint 
Media Services, the central location for audio-visual materials in the library system and the 
campus, and the Music Library with books, periodicals, music scores and parts, and 
recordings in both music and dance. The Music Library's special collections include items 
from the American Bandmasters Association Research Center, the National Association of 
College Wind and Percussion Instructors Research Center, the International Clarinet Society 
Research Library, and the International Piano Archives at Maryland. The National Public 
Broadcasting Archives, dealing with the history and development of public broadcasting, 
and the Library of American Broadcasting are also housed in Hornbake Library. 

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) contains materials in physics, 
engineering, mathematics, and geology with other significant collections in computer 
science, environmental sciences, water resources, and aerospace science. EPSL is also a U.S. 
patent and trademark depository library and its large Technical Reports Center contains 
collections from NASA, ERDA, Rand Corporation, and other agencies and organizations. 

The Charles E. White Memorial (Chemistry) Library is a collection of chemistry, 
biochemistry, and microbiology materials. Materials include books, periodicals, major 
indexes, and comprehensive spectra collections. 

Architecture students are served by the Architecture Library with materials on architectural 
design, theory and history, urban design, landscape architecture, and building technology. 
This library's special collections include rare architecture books dating as far back as the 
seventeenth century with materials on world expositions from 1851 to 1937. 



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For art students, the Art Library collects materials in art history, studio art, art education, 
photography, graphic arts, interior design, and textiles. Special collections include art 
reproductions and art exhibition catalogs. 

Research is supported in the UMCP Libraries with a variety of technological tools. The 
online catalog (VICTOR) identifies library materials from the collections of libraries on all 
campuses in the University of Maryland System. Access to this information is available 
through public terminals located throughout the library systems and through network and 
telephone connections using terminals in homes or offices, as well as libraries around the 
country. It also offers information about articles in over 16,000 journals through the 
UNCOVER file. VICTOR also provides links to hundreds of other library catalogs and 
databases including 150 files offered by DIALOG, a major database vendor. Research is 
also supported through the fee-based CARS (Computer Assisted Reference Services) for 
accessing hundreds of remote bibliographic, textual and numeric databases, as well as 
through the free use of over 60 automated reference tools in the libraries. The newly opened 
Electronic Reading Room further enhances the advanced research tools available to all 
students, faculty, and staff. UMCP's libraries are constantly updating their available 
technology resources. 

In the McKeldin, Hornbake, White Memorial, and Engineering and Physical Sciences 
Libraries, library users can run their own computer searches utilizing a variety of dial-in 
services and CD-ROMs for information in education, social sciences, life sciences, business 
and patents. In conjunction with the Computer Science Center, ESPL and Hornbake 
Libraries offer microcomputers for the use of anyone in the UMCP community. 

Research is also supported through a variety of user consultation services, including 
directional assistance, basic reference help and in-depth consultations for complex 
information problems. Such help may be requested at the reference desk of any of the 
libraries. 

Borrowing library materials is aided by several services in addition to basic circulation 
assistance. Direct borrowing privileges at the other University of Maryland System libraries 
are available for registered UMCP graduate students. Inter-Library loan services are 
available through McKeldin Library's ILL office to obtain loans or photocopies of materials 
from other libraries that are not available at UMCP. 

Special Opportunities for Artists 



A - jdvanced work in the creative and performing arts at College Park is concentrated 
in the Tawes Fine Arts Building and the Art-Sociology Building. The Maryland 
iCenter for the Performing Arts, currently under construction, will provide 

approximately 318,000 square feet of modern classrooms, laboratories, studios, practice 
rooms, offices, a library, performance halls and theaters. Creative work is greatly stimulated 
by the close interaction that has developed between the students and faculty of the university 
and the artists and scholars at the National Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery, the Hirshhorn 
Museum, the Phillips Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the musicians of the 
National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and small musical 



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groups. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Filene Center (Wolf Trap Farm 
Park) have further enhanced the climate for creative artists attending the university. 

Outstanding work on campus in theater, dance, radio, and television is aided by the 
proximity of the campus to the National Theater, the Arena Stage, the Morris Mechanic 
Theater and numerous little theater groups in the Washington and Baltimore area. There is 
a frequent and steady exchange of ideas and talent between students and faculty at the 
University with educational and commercial radio and television media, as a consequence 
of the large professional staffs that are maintained in the Washington area. 

Accreditation 

The University of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Individual 
graduate programs may be accredited by their appropriate agencies. Check with the graduate 
program of your interest for particular accreditations. 



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University of Maryland Policy Statements 

Disclaimer 

The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between 
the student and the University of Maryland. Changes are affected from time to time in the 
general regulations and in the academic requirements. There are established procedures for 
making changes that protect the institution's integrity and the individual student's interest and 
welfare. A curriculum or graduation requirement, when altered, is not made retroactive unless 
the alteration is to the student's advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years 
normally required for graduation. When the actions of a student are judged by competent 
authority, using established procedure, to be detrimental to the interests of the university 
community, that person may be required to withdraw from the university 

*Deadlines, tuition, fees, and availability of courses are subject to change from 
year to year. Students are advised to check with the graduate program for the most 
up-to-date information. 

Non-Discrimination 

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education 
and employment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 
national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment 
in, its programs and activities as required by federal and state laws and regulations. Inquiries 
regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. as amended. Title IX of 
the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or related legal requirements should be directed to: 

Director 

Office of Human Relations 
1 107 Hornbake Library 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301)405-2838 

Inquiries concerning the ADA application of Section 504 to the University of Maryland. 
College Park. Maryland, may be directed to: 

Director 

Disability Support Service 
0126 Shoemaker Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: 314-7682 (voice) 
or 314-7683 (TTY) 

In addition to the University's statement of compliance with federal and state laws, the 
University Human Relations Code notes that the University of Maryland affirms its 
commitments to a policy of eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, 



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sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political 
affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by 
the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

(Complete texts of the University Human Relations Code and the Campus Policies and 
Procedures on Sexual Harassment are printed in the Appendices to this catalog). 

Academic Integrity 

The University of Maryland is an academic community dedicated to teaching, learning, and 
research. Like other communities, the University can function properly only if its members 
share an expectation of intellectual honesty. Academic integrity promotes the development 
and expression of new ideas, while academic dishonesty acts as a corrosive force in the life 
of the university. Academic integrity enhances the quality of each student's education and 
allows for the recognition of the genuine achievements and accomplishments of all. 

By enrolling at the University of Maryland, students acknowledge their obligation to adhere 
to the Code of Academic Integrity. As members of the University community, students are 
responsible for promoting academic integrity. This includes the responsibilities to report 
cases of academic dishonesty to the Student Honor Council and to cooperate with faculty 
and the Council in resolving such cases. 

University Publications 

In addition to the Catalog, the following publications will help many students: 

Departmental Brochures: Small brochures describing many of the departments and 
programs at the University of Maryland are available free. Contact the departments or 
programs directly (addresses and phone numbers are listed in the Guide to Graduate 
Programs section of this catalog). 

Graduate Catalog: For information about obtaining the Graduate Catalog, call 314-4198, 
or write to the Graduate Admissions Office, Lee Building, University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742. 

Schedule of Classes: Lists course offerings, class times, and room assignments, registration 
dates and procedures, deadlines, fees, and general information. The schedule is published 
four times a year, twice each semester. The first edition is available prior to early registration 
for the spring and fall semesters. The second edition, published a few weeks before the 
beginning of each semester, updates course offerings and registration procedures. The 
schedule is available to all students free of charge.and can be picked up at the Mitchell 
Building, Stamp Student Union, Hornbake Library and McKeldin Library. 

Graduate Application Booklet: This booklet, which contains the application forms and 
information you need to complete the forms, is available on request from the Graduate 
School at (301) 314-9304 or from the individual graduate programs. 

Handbookfor Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows: This handbook sets forth policies, 
procedures, and services of interest to graduate assistants and graduate fellows and is 



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available from the graduate program offices and the fellowship office. For information about 
obtaining the Handbook, call 405-4207, or write the Fellowship Office, 2126 Lee Building, 
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 

The Thesis & Dissertation Manual: This manual contains the instructions for preparation of 
theses and dissertations and is available from The Media Express — Campus Reprographics, 
Reckord Armory, for a minimal charge. 

World Wide Web 

Visit the UMCP homepage. A vast amount of information is available on-line from websites 
maintained by campus offices. Most resources can be accessed or linked through: 

UMCP homepage http://www.umcp.umd.edu 

Testudo (Administrative Services) http://www.testudo.umd.edu 



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Part 1: General Information 

Admission to Graduate School 

Responsibility for admitting applicants to graduate programs rests with the Dean of the 
Graduate School. Academic department and program officers along with faculty committees 
review admissions applications and credentials and make admissions recommendations to 
the Dean. In cases where credentials were earned abroad, the staff of the International 
Education Services is consulted. The standards maintained by the Graduate School and 
individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the 
University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable 
expectation of successfully completing a graduate program. Standards for admission to 
doctoral degree programs are frequently higher than those for admission to master's degree 
programs. In many degree programs, the number of applications received from qualified 
applicants for graduate study regularly exceeds the number of applicants who can be 
accommodated. In such cases, only the most highly qualified are offered admission. The 
number of spaces available in various departments is limited according to the availability 
of faculty, special resources and funds for students requiring financial assistance. 

Criteria for Admission 

Those applicants who have earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at a regionally 
accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of this degree in 
another country, will be considered for admission to the Graduate School at UMCP. 

The decision to admit an applicant to a program is based primarily on a combination of 
the following criteria according to the requirements of a specific graduate program. An 
applicant can matriculate in only one graduate program for a specified objective. 

1 . Quality of previous undergraduate and graduate work. The Graduate School requires as 
a minimum standard a B average or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, in a program of study resulting in 
the award of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If an 
applicant has studied at the graduate level elsewhere, less weight may, but not necessarily, 
be placed on the quality of the undergraduate academic record. Some programs may require 
a higher minimum grade average for admission. 

2. Strength of letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge the applicant's 
probable success in graduate school. These letters are usually from the applicant's former 
professors who are able to give an in-depth evaluation of the applicant's strengths and 
weaknesses with respect to academic work. Additional recommendations may come from 
employers or supervisors who are familiar with the applicant's work experience. Applicants 
should instruct their references to send all letters of recommendation directly to the program 
in which they desire entrance. 

3. Scores on a nationally standardized examination. The three most widely used 
standardized examinations are the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate 
Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Because the 
predictive utility of these test scores may vary from one group of applicants to another, a 



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discriminating use of all relevant materials will be made in each applicant's case, lor 
information on the programs that require any of these tests, please see the List of Graduate 
programs in this catalog and the instructions that accompany application forms. 

4. Statement by the applicant of academic career objectives and their relation to the intended 
program of study. These statements help the department or program identify students whose 
goals are consonant with its objectives. 

5. Other evidence of graduate potential. Some programs require other evidence of graduate 
potential, such as a portfolio of creative work, completion of specialized examinations, 
personal interviews, or an example of scholarly work. 

Eligibility for Admission 

1. Prospective students may apply for admission to the University of Maryland at College 
Park during or after their final year of undergraduate study but must furnish proof of 
graduation before the end of their first semester of enrollment at the University. 

2. Prospective students applying for admission to a graduate degree program in a field of 
specialization in which they already hold that same degree or its equivalent may do so only 
if the previous degree program was of substantially different character or was not accredited. 

3. Prospective Summer only-Students applying for entrance in either of the two summer 
sessions should check the Summer Sessions Bulletin to determine if the courses they wish 
to take will be offered. To obtain this publication, write to the Office of Continuing 
Education, Summer and Special Programs, 2103 Reckord Armory, University of Maryland, 
College Park, MD 20742-5321. 

4. (a) Non-U. S. Citizens (legal permanent residents of the U.S. and/or immigrants). To 
assure full consideration, all documents not written in English must be accompanied by a 
literal English translation at least six months prior to the first day of classes of the semester 
for which the applicants are seeking admission. 

(b) International applicants (i.e. applicants who are not permanent residents of the U.S. 
and/or immigrants) may obtain an application for admissions from the Office of Graduate 
Admissions, 2117 Lee Building, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742-5121. To assure full consideration, applicants with foreign credentials must 
submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. 

Categories of Admission to Degree Programs 

Applicants for degree programs may be admitted to either full or provisional status as 
outlined below: 

Full Graduate Status 

Students admitted to full graduate status must have submitted official documents indicating 
a completed baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and be otherwise 
fully qualified in the judgment of the individual program and the Graduate School. 



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Provisional Graduate Status 

Students may be admitted to provisional status because: 

1. The previous academic record is borderline; or 

2. The prerequisite course work in the chosen field is insufficient; or 

3. The applicant has majored in another field with a creditable record but has not yet clearly 
demonstrated abilities in the proposed new field; or 

4. The applicant has not provided official copies of information required by the graduate 
program or The Graduate School. For example, the applicant has completed the 
baccalaureate degree and/or the master's degree but has not yet submitted official 
verification of the last semester's work and receipt of the degree. 

Official transcripts indicating receipt of the degree must be submitted before the end of 
the first semester. 

Non-degree Admission Categories 

Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate Status 

The Advanced Graduate Specialist Program is designed to promote a high level of 
professional competence in an area of specialization in the field of education. The candidate 
must be able to demonstrate that he or she can operate as an effective counselor, 
administrator, teacher or skilled person in a major field of professional endeavor. The 
Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate is offered through most of the programs in the 
College of Education. The Certificate is awarded by the College of Education. Requirements 
are as follows: 

1 . Applicants must meet the same general criteria for admission as those prescribed for 
degree seekers. Additionally, the applicant must have completed a master's degree or the 
equivalent in credits earned either at the University of Maryland or at another regionally 
accredited institution. The Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination scores 
are required at the time of application. 

2. Course work totaling not more than 30 credits with grades of at least a "B" from an 
accredited institution may be transferred to the program at UMCP. 

3. The program must be developed in cooperation with an advisor and filed with the 
Graduate Studies office in the College of Education. 

4. The Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate program requires a minimum of 60 semester 
hours of credit with not less than 30 semester hours of credit completed with the University 
of Maryland. At least one half of the credits earned either at other institutions or at the 
University of Maryland must be in courses comparable to those in the 600-800 series. The 
student may be required to take a substantial portion of the program in departments other 
than those in the College of Education. Registration in certain kinds of field study, field 
experience, apprenticeship or internship may also be required. 



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There will be a written examination of not less than six hours. A B" average with no "D" 
or "F" grades will be required before the certificate can be awarded 

For additional details see "A Guide for Student Advisors" issued by the College ol 
Education Graduate Studies Office, Room 1210, Benjamin Building, University ol 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742- 1121. 

Advanced Special Student Status 

The Advanced Special Student Status is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals 
who do not have an immediate degree objective to take graduate level courses. Although 
the primary mission of the Graduate School is to conduct programs of graduate instruction 
leading to advanced degrees, the Graduate Faculty welcomes qualified students who have 
no degree objectives to the extent that resources allow. Unofficial transcripts or photocopies 
of diplomas will be accepted with the application for evaluation purposes, but by the end of 
the first semester of enrollment, the student must submit official copies of all required 
documents. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions except the University 
of Maryland, College Park. 

Applicants for admission to Advanced Special Student Status must hold a baccalaureate 
degree from a regionally accredited institution and satisfy one of the following criteria: 

1 . Have an overall "B" (3.0) average. Applicants must submit official transcripts covering 
all credits used in satisfying the baccalaureate degree requirements. 

2. Hold a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Applicants must submit an official transcript showing the award of a master's or doctoral 
degree. 

3. Have at least four years of successful post-baccalaureate work or professional 

experience. Applicants must submit an official transcript showing the award of the 
baccalaureate degree. 

4. Achieve a score that places the applicant in the upper 50th percentile of appropriate 
national standardized aptitude examinations such as the Graduate Record 
Examination Aptitude Test, the Miller's Analogies Test, the Graduate Management 
Admissions Test. Where different percentiles are possible, the Graduate School will 
determine which score is acceptable. 

Admission to Advanced Special Student Status will continue for five years. If there is no 
registration in three consecutive academic semesters, the admitted status will lapse and a 
new application will be required. 

Advanced Special Students must maintain a 2.75 grade point average. 

Advanced Special Students must pay all standard graduate fees. Students in this status are 
not eligible to hold appointments as Graduate Teaching or Research Assistants or Fellows, 
or receive other forms of financial aid. All other services, e.g., parking, library privileges, 
etc., are the same as those accorded to other graduate students. 



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Admission to Advanced Special Student Status is not intended to be used as a preparatory 
program for later admission to a doctoral or master's program nor to the Advanced Graduate 
Specialist Certificate program. Generally, no more than six credits earned while in this status 
may be applicable to a degree or certificate program at a later time. This is contingent on 
admission to the degree or certificate program and on the approval of the faculty in the 
program. For consideration of admission to a degree program at a later time, the student 
must submit a new application. (See page 41 for criteria for acceptable transfer credit.) 

Visiting Graduate Student Status 

A graduate student matriculated in another graduate school who wishes to enroll in the 
Graduate School of the University of Maryland at College Park and who intends to return 
to the graduate school in which he or she is matriculated, may be admitted as a Visiting 
Graduate Student. 

Criteria for enrollment as a visitor are admission to and good standing in another 
recognized graduate school. The applicant need not submit full transcripts of credits but 
must apply for admission to the UMCP Graduate School and pay the application fee. In 
addition to transcripts, a student must have the graduate dean of the home institution certify 
to the Graduate School in writing that the student is in good standing and that the credits will 
be accepted toward the graduate degree. Unless otherwise specified, admission will be 
offered for one year only. 

Golden Identification Card for Senior Citizens of Maryland 

The purpose of this status is to make available without charge courses and services of the 
University's campuses to citizens who are 60 years of age or older, who are residents of the 
State of Maryland and who are retired. (Retired persons will be considered those who affirm 
that they are not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours per week.) People 
meeting these requirements may apply for graduate admission either as degree or non-degree 
students, and they must meet the same admissions criteria pertaining to either category as 
do all applicants. Once admitted and issued the Golden Identification Card, people may 
register for courses in any session, subject to the same restrictions as any other student, and 
use the library and other campus facilities during the time they are enrolled in courses. 
Tuition fees will be waived for Golden Identification Card holders. 

Admission to an Institute 

Application for admission to an institute should be made directly to the director of the 
institute. If admission to the Graduate School is also necessary, the decision will be based 
on the same criteria for admitting other degree applicants. Admission to an institute does 
not imply that the individual will be automatically admitted in any other status at the 
University of Maryland at a later date. The status terminates upon completion of the institute 
in which the student was enrolled. A new application must be submitted for admission to 
any other graduate status or program. 

Students already admitted to a regular graduate degree or non-degree status may also 
qualify for participation in an institute. 



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Offer of Admission 

Applicants admitted to the Graduate School will receive a written oiler ol admission from 
the Graduate School that specifies the dale of entrance. The offer ol admission requires a 
response. II the applicant wishes to accept, decline or change the effective date ol the oiler. 
the Graduate School must be notified or the oiler of admission becomes void. Failure in 
register for the authorized semester also voids the offer of admission. II the oiler is voided, 
the applicant must submit another application and may be required to submit additional 
credentials in order to be considered for admission in a subsequent semester. 

Graduate students must consult their graduate program for precise registration information. 

Change of Status or Graduate Program 

A student is admitted only to one specified program for a specified objective. New 
applications are required under the following conditions: 

1 . If the student wishes to change programs (students may be admitted to only one graduate 
program at any one time); or 

2. If the student wishes to change status (from non-degree to degree); or 

3. If the student wishes to pursue a new degree objective (change from master's to doctoral 
degree). 

Admission to a new program and/or status is not granted automatically. Each application 
is subject to approval. 

Termination of Admission Status 

A student's admission terminates when the time limits for completion of the degree or non- 
degree status have been exceeded or when the student is no longer in "good standing." 
Degree-seeking students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for all graduate 
courses taken since enrollment in the degree program and must otherwise satisfy all 
additional graduate program and Graduate School requirements. Non-degree seeking 
students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75. The admission of all students, both degree 
and non degree, is continued at the discretion of the graduate director of the program and 
the Dean of the Graduate School, consistent with the policies and practices of The Graduate 
School and graduate program. 

The Admission Process 

To be considered for admission to The Graduate School, each applicant must obtain 
and complete the application form. An application may be obtained by writing directly 
to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 2117 Lee Building, University of Maryland, 
College Park, MD 20742-5121. Phone (301) 405-4198, fax (301) 314-9305, E-mail: 
grschool@deans.umd.edu, or through our World Wide Web site at the following address: 
http://www.ads-rr/Grad/appreq.html. 



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Each applicant must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admissions: 

1 . A completed application form. (Original copy to The Graduate School with a copy to 
the graduate program.) 

2. An application fee of $50.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents), or $70.00 (Non 
U.S. residents or those who have transcripts from a non-U. S. institution). 

3. Two complete sets of transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and graduate work elected 
or in progress. Each transcript must bear the signature of the registrar and the seal of the 
granting institution and should include the years of attendance, courses taken, grades 
received, class standing and the degree, certificate or diploma received. If the applicant 
attended UMCP, the Graduate School will obtain your records of courses completed on the 
College Park campus. To facilitate the processing and review of an application, send two 
sets of unofficial copies of transcripts from institutions other than the UMCP Campus. 
Official copies of those transcripts are required before full admission can be granted. 

4. Three letters of recommendation submitted by professors or others who can assess the 
quality of the applicant's academic performance and scholastic potential. Letters of 
recommendation should be sent directly to the academic program in which the applicant is 
interested. Be certain that the applicant's full name is included on each recommendation. 

5. Statement of Goals. Each applicant must prepare a 300-500 word statement of his or 
her goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study. 

6. Standardized Test Scores. Many graduate programs require applicants to submit scores 
of standardized examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the 
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). To 
determine if one of these examinations is required for admission to the graduate program(s) 
to which you are applying, please consult the program listing in the application brochure. 
If standardized test scores are required, you may write to the following addresses for further 
information: 

Graduate Record Examinations 

Educational Testing Services 

P.O. Box 6000 

Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA 

(609)771-7670 

Graduate Management Admissions Test 

Educational Testing Services 

P.O. Box 6103 

Princeton, NJ 08541-6103 USA 

(609)921-9000 

Miller Analogy Test 
Psychological Corporation 
555 Academic Court 
San Antonio, TX 78204 
1-800-228-0752 



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Examination scores should be sent directly to the graduate pr og ram(g) to which you art- 
applying. The UMCP institutional code for the GRE and GMAT is 5814. 

7. Graduate Program Requirements. Some graduate programs require additional 
information such as a portfolio or other supplementary materials. It is important that 
applicants contact the graduate program to which they are applying for information 
concerning additional admission requirements. Failure to do so may result in an applieation 
not being considered. Should your application and fee arrive past the stated deadline date, 
you will automatically be considered for the next admissible semester. 

Calculation of Grade Point Average 

All applicants must calculate separate grade point averages for the following categories: 
(1) all courses taken for the baccalaureate; (2) all credits earned after the first 60 credits for 
the baccalaureate; (3) credits that constitute the undergraduate major; and (4) all credits taken 
beyond the bachelor's degree. All grades are to be converted to a four-point grading system. 
Pass/fail, satisfactory, completed credit and similar grades are not included in these 
calculations. Except as already noted, all numerical, alphabetical or equivalent grades must 
be calculated as follows: 

a. Multiply quarter credit hours by (.66) to convert to semester credit hours. 

b. Multiply the number of semester credit hours for each course by the number of quality 
or honor points earned, as follows: A=4; B=3; C=2; D=l; F=0. If you attended an institution 
that assigned quality points to represent + or - grades, utilize such information in computing 
your GPA. 

c. Divide the total number of quality points by the total number of semester credit hours. 
The quotient will be your grade point average. 

Application Status Check 

Because we receive thousands of applications each year, it is important and to your benefit 
to send a complete application package and fee well before the stated deadline date. Once 
you have sent the materials to both the Graduate Admissions Office and the graduate 
program(s) to which you are applying, you may check the status of your application by 
calling our 24-hour Graduate Application Inquiry Voice Response System from a touch tone 
phone, (301) 403-0554, or by accessing this feature on the World Wide Web by going to 
Testudo at http://www.testudo.umd.edu. 

Admission of Faculty 

No member of the faculty who is employed by the University of Maryland at College Park 
and has the rank of assistant professor or above is permitted to enroll in a program leading 
to an advanced degree in his or her academic college or school. A faculty member who 
wishes to take course work for personal enrichment in his or her academic college or school 
may choose to investigate the Advanced Special Student status. A faculty member who 
wishes to pursue an advanced degree in a graduate program outside of his or her academic 



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college or school may do so by obtaining written permission from the Dean of the Graduate 
School, subsequent to obtaining written consent from the Deans from both the academic 
college/school in which he or she is employed and from which he or she seeks a degree. 

Application Deadlines 

Applicants should pay special attention to the deadlines listed in the most current 
application booklet. It is generally to the applicant's advantage to apply well before the 
published deadline, particularly if the applicant wishes to be considered for fellowships, 
assistantships or other forms of financial aid. The Graduate School strongly recommends 
that applicants time the submission of their applications, transcripts, and letters of 
recommendation to arrive well before the published deadline dates. Applicants are solely 
responsible for making certain their transcripts have been received by the Graduate School 
and by the graduate program(s) to which they apply. 

If possible, the application should arrive before the transcripts and other supporting 
evidence of preparation, if these materials cannot be attached to the application. Application 
deadline information for the Fall and Spring Semesters is listed below: 

1. Domestic students. Each graduate program, in consultation with the Graduate School, 
sets its own deadlines for Fall and Spring semester entrances for U.S. citizens, resident 
aliens, and refugees. 

2. International Students. Non-U.S. residents or those who require transcripts from non- 
U.S. institutions must submit applications for admission by the following dates: 

Fall — February 1 of prior academic year (unless the graduate program in which you are 
interested sets an earlier deadline). 

Spring — June 1 of prior academic year (unless the graduate program in which you are 
interested sets an earlier deadline). 

Summer School 

Students applying for entrance in either of the two summer sessions are urged to check the 
Summer Sessions Bulletin to determine if the courses they wish to take will be offered in a 
particular session. To obtain this publication, write to the Office of Continuing Education, 
Summer and Special Programs, 2103 Reckord Armory, University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742-5321. 

International Students 

International applicants seeking admission to UMCP should not plan to leave their country 
before receiving an official offer of admission from the Graduate School. 

1 . All citizens of foreign countries must submit applications for admission in accordance 
with stated deadlines. (See above.) 



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2. Special Notes for International Students: 

a. Academic Credentials: To assure full consideration, complete application and official 
transcripts or mark sheets in the original language with literal English translations should 
be received in the Graduate Admissions Office prior to stated deadlines. 

b. English Proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by 
taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) since all foreign students are 
expected to read, speak, understand and write English fluently. International applicants who 
wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship may be required to take the Test of Spoken 
English (TSE). Check with the graduate program(s) in which you are interested to see if the 
TSE is required. 

c. Financial Resources: Each applicant must furnish a statement of financial status to the 
Office of International Education Services. The amount required for tuition and living 
expenses each year will be indicated in the Graduate Application. 

d. Immigration Documents: Applicants admitted for graduate study will be issued the 
necessary forms to obtain appropriate student immigration status. 

e. Non-U.S. Citizens should address any questions to International Education Services, 
3117 Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5215, USA 
(301-314-7740). 

Every foreign student is expected to report to the Office of Internationa] Education Services 
in the Mitchell Building as soon as possible after arrival at the University. This Office will 
be able to assist not only with various problems regarding immigration, housing and fees, 
but also with problems relating generally to orientation to university and community life. 
Questions concerning criteria and requirements for foreign applicants should be addressed 
to International Education Services, 3117 Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742-5215 (301-314-7740). 

Records Maintenance and Disposition 

All records, including academic records from other institutions, become part of the official 
file and can neither be returned nor duplicated for any purpose. Students should retain an 
additional copy of their official credentials to keep in their possession for advisory purposes 
and for other personal requirements. 

The admission credentials and the application data of applicants are retained from the date 
of receipt for 12 months only and then destroyed in the following cases: 1) Applicants who 
do not register for courses at the time for which they have been admitted; 2) Those whose 
applications have been disapproved; 3) Applicants who do not respond to graduate program 
requests for additional information; and 4) Those whose applications are not complete with 
respect to the receipt of all transcripts or test results. 



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Fees and Expenses 

Application Fee: 

$50.00 for U.S. Citizens and Permanent residents 

$70.00 for International Applicants and those with International academic credentials. 

A non-refundable application fee and a separate application must be submitted for each 
program in which entrance is sought. Therefore, be sure that the program to which you are 
applying is the correct program given your academic interests. For example, the College of 
Education has many different graduate programs. Hearing and Speech Sciences is different 
from the graduate program in Speech Communication. Public Affairs and Government and 
Politics are separate programs. Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics are 
related but distinct graduate programs. 

The University is pleased to waive the application fee if the student has been admitted to 
and has attended the University of Maryland, College Park, Graduate School previously. 

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Academic year 1996-97)* 



In-State Resident Status 


$250.00 


Out-of-State Resident Status 


$375.00 



Students admitted to the Graduate School must pay graduate tuition fees whether or not the 
credit will be used to satisfy program requirements. A graduate student who wishes to audit 
a course must pay the usual graduate tuition. 

Mandatory Graduate Fees (Academic year 1996-97)* 



Students taking one to eight credits 


$136.00 


Students taking nine or more credits 


$226.50 



The fees listed here are those charged at the time this Catalog went to press and are offered as a general guide. 
They are subject to change. Fees charged in a particular semester, as well as the breakdown of "Mandatory Fees," 
are published in the Schedule of Classes for that semester. 

Residency Classification 

An initial determination of in-state status for admission, tuition and charge-differential 
purposes will be made by the University at the time a student's application for admission is 
under consideration. The determination made at that time and any determination made 
thereafter shall prevail in each semester until the determination is successfully challenged 
in a timely manner. Please be advised that all students who were originally classified as 
out-of-state students when they began their studies at UMCP retain that classification unless 
they file a petition for in-state status with the campus Residency Classification Office. The 
deadline for meeting all requirements for an in-state status and for submitting all 



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documents for reclassification is the last day of late registration for the semester the 
student wishes to be classified as an in-state student. 

The volume of requests for reclassification may necessitate a delay in completing the 
review process. It is hoped that a decision in each case will be made within ninety (90) days 
of a request for determination. During this period of time, or any further period of lime 
required by the University, fees and charges based on the previous determination must be 
paid. If the determination is changed, any excess fees and charges will be refunded. 

All Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows are responsible for the status of their own 
residency classification. Classification does not officially change when the student begins 
his or her appointment. Assistants and Fellows should be familiar with the policies regarding 
tuition remission and residency classification stated in the Handbook for Graduate Assistants 
and Graduate Fellows. 

Persons who want assistance with their classification should contact: Office of Residency 
Classification, Room 0405B Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, 
Maryland 20742-5031. The University's Policy for Student Residency Classification 
appears in the Appendix to this catalog. 

Payment of Fees 

Fees and other university bills may be paid by mail or in person at the Bursar's Office 
Cashier window, 1115 Lee Building. The University accepts checks and VISA, 
MASTERCARD, and DISCOVER for payment. Checks should be made payable to "The 
University of Maryland." Mail-in payments should be sent to the Bursar's Office, Lee 
Building, College Park, MD 20742-5151. Students paying by credit card may phone in their 
remittance by calling MARS (403-0500) or accessing TESTUDO via the World Wide Web. 
UMCP offers deferred payment plans. For information on these plans, call Tuition 
Management Systems at 1-800-722-4867. 

Registration is not completed or official until all financial obligations are satisfied. The 
University regularly mails bills to students however, it cannot assume responsibility for their 
receipt. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of outstanding account balances and 
pay them promptly. Students may obtain a copy of their bill in Room 1135, Lee Building, 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can also obtain their account 
balances through MARS (phone) and TESTUDO (World Wide Web). For more information 
about student accounts, contact 405-9041. 

It is the policy of the University not to defer payment on the basis of a pending application 
for financial assistance to an outside agency, including Veterans Administration benefits, 
bank loans, or guaranteed student loan programs. 

Each student is individually responsible for his or her bill and for meeting payment 
deadlines. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in late charges or cancellation of 
registration. The University will suspend services to students for delinquent indebtedness 
and failure to pay bills. The University will also transfer delinquent accounts to the State 
Central Collections Unit, which will levy further late fees and take necessary steps to obtain 
payment. 



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See the most recent Schedule of Classes for more detailed information about payment, fees, 
and delinquent accounts. All payment deadlines are published in the Schedule of Classes. 

Refund of Fees 

A Cancellation of Registration submitted to the Office of Records and Registration before 
the first day of classes entitles the student to a full credit or refund of semester tuition and fees. 

After classes begin students who wish to terminate their registration and withdraw from 
all classes must follow the withdrawal procedures stated in the Schedule of Classes. Students 
will find the necessary forms for withdrawal in 1 101 Mitchell Building. Contact (301) 314- 
8257 for more information. The effective date used in computing refunds is the date the 
withdrawal form is filed. "Stop Payment" on a check, failure to pay the semester bill, or 
failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal. 

A student must file a request for a refund with the Office of the Bursar or any credit on 
the student account will automatically be carried over to the next semester. 

Students withdrawing from the University will be credited for tuition in accordance with 
the following schedule: 



Period from date 
instruction begins 


Refundable 
tuition* 


Two weeks or less 


80% 


Two to three weeks 


60% 


Three to four weeks 


40% 


Four to five weeks 


20% 


Over five weeks 


no refund 



^Additional fees are non- refundable 

University Refund Statement 

Tuition, refundable fees, and refundable deposits are authorized for refund only if the student 
completes the prescribed withdrawal procedures or is dismissed from the University. 
Residence Hall and Dining Services charges are authorized for refund only if the student 
completes the prescribed residence hall and dining services contract release procedures. 
Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes 'for complete refund information and 
procedures. 



Fellowships, Assistantships, and Financial Assistance 

UMCP recognizes the high cost of education today and makes every effort to offer financial 
assistance to qualified students through a variety of programs. Approximately seventy 
percent of all full-time graduate students receive financial support, which may include 



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remission of tuition fees, teaching and research assistantships, work -study support, and 
university and other fellowships. Referrals for on-cainpus or area employment opportunities 
for students and students' spouses arc also available in various graduate programs and in 
specific student service centers on campus. 

Admission to a graduate degree program is a prerequisite for the award of a teaching or 
research assistantship, a fellowship, a trainecship, a loan, or a work-study award. Please he- 
sure that all required documents for your application for admission, as well as the application 
for financial support from your specific graduate program, have been submitted to the 
appropriate offices. Some awards are made on the basis of the applicant's academic merit, 
others on the basis of need. 

There are three campus units that administer the primary forms of financial support: the 
Graduate School, the individual programs, and the Office of Student Financial Aid. The 
Graduate School has a Fellowship Information Office that lists fellowship opportunities from 
government agencies, private foundations, and industry. 

The individual graduate programs and departments award graduate teaching and research 
assistantships (the priority application deadline is the preferred deadline stated in the 
application) and nominate students for tuition scholarships and Graduate School 
Fellowships To be considered for nomination, apply before the preferred deadline. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) exists to assist students in financing their 
college or graduate education. To determine eligibility for financial aid, a student must first 
apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
These forms are available at any college or university, or by request from the UMCP Office 
of Student Financial Aid in early December. UMCP students need to complete only the 
FAFSA to be considered for federal, state (if Maryland resident), and institutional aid 
programs. February 15th is TJMCP's priority application deadline each year. Completed 
FAFSA received at the processor by this date will be considered for the widest array of aid 
options. Applications received after February 15th will be considered for aid on a funds 
available basis. The University of Maryland at College Park (#002103) must be included in 
the College Release section of the FAFSA in order for the processed information to be sent 
to UMCP. These forms take approximately four week to process and need to be completed 
every year, even if a student has applied for aid before. In addition, a financial transcript 
(FAT) will be needed from each and every post-secondary institution the student has 
attended, even if no aid was received. (Students may also apply for aid for the summer 
sessions if they will be taking at least 6 credits, 24 units. To apply for summer aid, students 
should contact OSFA in mid-February prior to the start of the summer sessions.) Students 
may visit OSFA at 0110 Lee Building or contact OSFA by phone at 301-314-8313 or 
FAX 301-314-9587. 

A more detailed description of the various forms of financial assistance is given below. 
Fellowships 

A fellowship is an award bestowed on a student who displays academic merit and promise. 
Fellowships are awarded only to students admitted to a degree program at UMCP who are 
willing to devote full-time to their study. All fellowship applicants must be admitted to a 



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degree program in the Graduate School on a full-time basis to be eligible. Graduate programs 
nominate students for the various fellowships; students should submit all material for 
admission well before the stated preferred deadline date for the graduate program(s) to which 
they are applying since the Fellowship Competition for new students is held in February and 
March. 

Graduate School Fellowships and Grants. The Graduate School awards approximately 
350 fellowships to students with outstanding academic records. These fellowships are 
awarded annually on a competitive basis. Students cannot apply directly for the award; 
rather, they must be nominated by the graduate program in which they intend to enroll. The 
minimum stipend is $10,100 for the 1996-97 academic year; fellows also receive remission 
of tuition of up to 12 credits per semester in the academic year. 

The standard application for departmental financial support form will serve as an 
application for this fellowship program and should be submitted directly to the graduate 
program to which admission is sought. Awards are based solely on academic merit. 
Fellowships may be awarded to any qualified in-state, out-of-state, or international student. 

Minority Awards. Minority students compete favorably for fellowships and awards based 
on academic merit. The University of Maryland at College Park continues to promote 
campus diversity through the funding of minority students who enroll full time in master's 
or doctoral programs, particularly in disciplines where they are under-represented. For all 
awards, students must be nominated by their graduate programs. 

Multi-year support is offered to approximately 80% of African American graduate students 
and to approximately 60% of other under represented minorities who enroll full-time in a 
master's or doctoral program. For all awards, students must be nominated by their graduate 
programs. 

Private and Other Fellowships. UMCP has several government and privately funded and 
endowed fellowships which are handled independently through the graduate programs and 
colleges. Our graduate students are supported on Department of Defense Rotorcraft 
Fellowships, Ford Foundation Fellowships, GEM Fellowships, National Needs Fellowships, 
National Science Foundation Fellowships, IBM Fellowships, Martin Marietta Fellowships, 
and Woodrow Wilson Minority Access Fellowships, to name just a few. In addition, there are 
joint fellowship programs between several graduate programs and some of the federal 
agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the National Institute of 
Science and Technology. 

Some of these fellowships are won independently by students in national competitions; 
others are awarded directly to the colleges or graduate programs, which then select student 
recipients. Students submitting applications for admission to graduate programs will be 
considered for such awards as appropriate; no additional application forms are required. 
Some special campus-wide awards are made by the Graduate Council Committee on 
Fellowships. The Phi Delta Gamma, Sigma Chapter, Graduate Fellowship Award is given 
annually as a supplement to a Graduate School Fellowship. The recipient is selected by the 
Graduate Council Committee on Fellowships from among the students already enrolled in 
a graduate program at UMCP who are nominated for a fellowship for continuing students. 
The award is given to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of interdisciplinary focus 



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in research and/or who is a graduate membei ol Phi Delta Gamma. The award is granted 

for unrestricted support for education expenses. 

Graduate School Tuition Scholarships 

First-time graduate students in degree programs who are residents ol the state ol Maryland 
and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.75 or better from accredited American 
colleges or universities may ask then graduate programs to nominate them tor a Graduate 
Tuition Scholarship. Students who believe they quality lor the scholarship should mark the 
appropriate space on the graduate program financial aid form. Graduate programs may have 
additional criteria, e.g., full-time status, lor nomination of students in their program. Tuition 
scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served hasis tor as long as funds are available. 

Assistantships 

Offers of assistantships, which are made by the individual graduate programs, are 
contingent upon the applicant's admission into a graduate degree program by the Graduate 
School. Graduate programs may set additional criteria. In addition to remission of tuition of 
ten credits per semester, assistantships carry 9.5 or 12-month stipends ranging from $10,000 
to $16,421 during the 1996-97 academic year. 

Graduate assistants pay tuition at the in-state rate only for those semesters when they hold 
a graduate assistant position on campus. Once the assistantship ends, the student will be 
charged tuition at the out-of-state rate unless the student's original admission status was in- 
state or a petition is filed for in-status. Students with 9.5 month assistantships do not receive 
summer tuition and will be billed out-of-state rates for summer classes even during years 
they hold assistantships (see Residency Classification, page 28). 

Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available to qualified graduate students in many 
graduate programs. Applications for assistantships should be made directly to the graduate 
program in which the applicant will study. 

Graduate Research Assistantships, with comparable stipends, are available in some 
graduate programs on a 10 or 12-month basis. For information, contact the individual 
graduate program. 

Resident Graduate Assistantships are also available in limited numbers. These 
assistantships include a 12 month stipend and tuition remission in exchange for part-time 
work in undergraduate residence halls as Residence Halls staff members. Applications for 
a Resident Graduate Assistantship should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 
Graduate program of Resident Life, Cumberland Hall, University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742. 

Administrative Assistantships. Many offices on campus currently offer graduate assistant 
positions. For further information, contact the Fellowship Office, the individual offices, the 
graduate program, or check employment announcements in the glass cases across from the 
bank in the Stamp Student Union. These employment announcements can also be found 
posted on the second floor of the Lee Building and on inforM (the UMCP web site). 



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All Graduate Assistants should have a copy of The Handbook for Graduate Assistants and 
Graduate Fellows. This handbook contains most important information relating to assistants. 

Loans and Part-Time Employment 

Federal Perkins Loan: This is a low interest rate (5 percent) loan for undergraduate and 
graduate students with exceptional financial need who attend at least three-quarter time. This 
is a loan borrowed from the school, and it must be paid back. To be eligible, you must meet 
OSFAs priority application deadline of February 15. The amount of the award will depend 
upon the student's need, and may range from $200 to $1,200, depending on the amount of 
Federal Perkins funds UMCP receives from the government to divide among deserving 
students. New borrowers (those who first receive a Federal Perkins Loan after July 1, 1988) 
have a grace period of 9 months after graduating or leaving school before they must begin 
repaying their Federal Perkins Loans. Interest will begin accruing at the time of repayment. 
You are not responsible for paying the interest on the loan while you are attending school. 

Federal Stafford Loan: This is a low interest rate loan for undergraduate students who 
attend at least half-time. Application is made first through the school financial aid office via 
the FAFSA, then through the lending institution of your choice (bank or credit union). 
Eligibility for this loan is based on need, not credit history. This loan is borrowed by you 
and must be paid back by you. There are two types of Federal Stafford Loans, subsidized 
and unsubsidized. You must demonstrate financial need to receive a subsidized loan and you 
do not have to pay the interest on it while you are in school. Students who do not demonstrate 
financial need, or who do not demonstrate sufficient need to borrow a subsidized loan, may 
borrow an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. If you borrow with an unsubsidized loan you will 
be responsible for paying the interest which accrues during school attendance. You may elect 
to pay the interest as you go through school or you may have it capitalized, which means it 
will be added to the original amount of the loan. Be aware, however, that capitalized interest 
adds up fast; four years of capitalized interest can increase your loan amount by 50%. 

For loans made on or after July 1, 1994, the rate will be the T-bill plus 3.10% with a cap 
of 8.25%. Repayment will begin at the end of the 6 month grace period granted to you after 
graduation, or from the date you first drop below half-time credit status. The maximum loan 
amount for graduate students is $8,500 with an aggregate limit of $65,500 that includes any 
Stafford Loans received at the undergraduate level. The aggregate limit for the additional 
unsubsidized eligibility is $73,000. If you do not demonstrate need to borrow the maximum 
through the subsidized Federal Stafford Loan, you may borrow the difference in a Federal 
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. 

In addition, the Senate has passed the Student Loan Reform Act of 1993 that will abolish 
the Federal Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS) program. As a result, the annual limits 
for the unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan will be increased to $10,000 for graduate 
students. 

The proceeds of these loans must be disbursed in two or more disbursements regardless 
of the dollar amount or length of the period of enrollment or which the loan is made. None 
of these installments may exceed more than one-half of the loan amount. The second 
installment may not be disbursed until at least one-half the loan period has elapsed. Lenders 



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will send the loan checks to the Office oi the Bursal lor release to students, n you are 
borrowing your first Federal Stafford Loan at UMCP you will not he permitted to receive 
your first check until you have attended an "Entrance Interview" in which you will learn 
about your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. Origination and guarantee lees, now 
totaling no more than 3 percent as a result of the 1993 Loan Reform Act. will automatically 
be deducted by the lender and guarantee agency from each semester's disbursement amount. 
Students may, however, experience charges up to I percent lor insurance premiums on their 
loans. By signing the loan check, the borrower agrees to pa) these lees 

The Free Applications for Federal Student Aid and the Stafford Loan application can be 
obtained at the Public Inquiry counter of the Office of Student Financial Aid, Room 01 10 
Lee Building. For more detailed information, please contact OSFAat (301) 314-8313. 

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student Employment Program 

The Office of Student Financial Aid offers unique opportunities for employment through the 
Federal Work-Study (FWS) student employment program. Through this program, any degree 
seeking graduate student eligible for financial aid may work in a specialized student 
employment position in exchange for a FWS award. Students may use a FWS award to assist 
them in defraying educational and living expenses while attending an institution of higher 
education. 

As a FWS participant, the student will be given a unique opportunity to finance his or her 
education while gaining valuable employment experience necessary for today's workforce. 
Through FWS, students benefit from a competitive hourly wage, flexible work schedule, 
and rewarding work experience complimentary to their academic and career goals. 
Employment opportunities include a wide variety of positions in on-campus departments, 
and in off-campus community service and federal government agencies. 

To apply for participation in the FWS program, students must complete the FAFSA and 
file this application with the federal processor for each academic year. Once received, a 
student's eligibility for financial aid will be determined and the student will be notified 
accordingly. All students eligible for financial aid may then contact OSFA to request a FWS 
award and discuss placement in the program. 

For more information on the FWS program, please contact the Office of Student Financial 
Aid by phone or in person. 

In addition to the FWS program, the University of Maryland offers many opportunities for 
part-time, internship, cooperative, and full-time student employment. To view listings on 
available positions of for more information on career development services, please contact 
the Career Center at 301-314-7225 (see the Career Center entry in this catalog, page 63). 

Veterans Benefits 

Students who attend the UMCP under the Veteran's Education Assistance Act may receive 
assistance and enrollment certification at the Office of Registration, Special Programs Office 
in Room 1118 Mitchell Building. The staff is available to help with monthly educational 



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assistance checks as well as other benefits such as tutoring assistance. Telephone (301) 
314-8237. 

Registration and Credits 

Registration for courses is ongoing during most of the time that the University is in session. 
Information concerning registration procedures, deadlines, late fees, and current tuition and 
expenses is found in the Schedule of Classes, published regularly by the Office of Records 
and Registrations. Students interested in summer session courses should obtain the Summer 
Session Schedule of Classes and address any questions to the Office of Continuing Education, 
Summer and Special Sessions, 2103 Reckord Armory, University of Maryland, College Park, 
MD 20742-5321; phone (301) 405-6551. Registration information for all academic sessions 
is also available on the university's web page (www.umcp.umd.edu). 

Academic Calendar 

The Academic Calendar is printed in the Schedule of Classes for each semester. The 
Graduate School sends deadline information to newly admitted graduate students and to 
students who are about to graduate through their graduate programs. This information lists 
dates for submitting requirements for degrees in a particular academic year. The information 
is also available on the Internet at http://www.testudo.umd.edu 

Developing a Program 

The student is responsible for ascertaining and complying with the rules and procedures 
of the Graduate School and all applicable graduate program requirements that govern the 
individual program of study. 

Registration for the newly admitted graduate student seeking a degree or certificate begins 
with a visit to the student's academic advisor in the graduate program to which the student 
has been admitted. There the student will obtain information about specific degree or 
certificate requirements that supplement those of the Graduate School. 

The student should consult the Schedule of Classes and should develop an individual 
program of study and research in consultation with the student's graduate advisor. 

Students admitted to Advanced Special Status may seek advice from the Office of the 
Director of Graduate Admissions or from appropriate faculty members. 

Petitions for waivers of regulations of graduate degree requirements or of appeals of 
decisions of graduate program faculty or administrators should be directed to the Office of 
the Director of Graduate Admissions and Records, 2125 Lee Building. 



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Course Numbering System 

Courses are designated as follows: 



000-999 


Non-credit courses 


100-199 


Primarily first-year courses 


200-299 


Primarily sophomore courses 


300-399 


Junior and senior courses not acceptable for credit toward graduate 
degrees 


400-499 


Junior and senior courses acceptable for credit toward some 
graduate degrees. The number of such credits is limited by policies 
of the Graduate School and by the graduate program. 


500-599 


Professional school courses (Dentistry, Law, Medicine) and 
post-baccalaureate courses not for graduate degree credit 


600-898 


Courses restricted to graduate students (see page 40 for exceptions) 


799 


Master's thesis credit 


899 


Doctoral dissertation credit 



The first character of the numeric position of the course number determines the level of 
the course and the last two digits are used for course identification. Courses ending with the 
numeral 8 or 9 are the only courses that are repeatable for credit. 

Designation of Full and Part-time Status 

The Graduate School uses the unit system in making calculations to determine full or 
part-time student status. Please note that graduate units are different than credit hours. The 
number of graduate units per credit hour is calculated in the following manner: 

Courses in the series: 000-399 carry 2 units/credit hour. 

Courses in the series: 400-499 carry 4 units/credit hour. 

Courses in the series: 500-599 carry 5 units/credit hour. 

Courses in the series: 600-898 carry 6 units/credit hour. 

Research course: 799 carries 12 units/credit hour. 

Research course: 899 carries 18 units/credit hour. 

To be certified as full-time, a graduate student must be officially registered for a 
combination of courses equivalent to 48 units per semester. Graduate assistants holding 
regular appointments have full-time status if they are registered for at least 24 units in 



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addition to the assistantship. Audited courses do not generate graduate units and cannot be 
used in calculating full-time or part-time status. 

Minimum Registration Requirements 

All graduate students, masters and doctoral, making any demand upon the academic or 
support services of the University, whether taking courses, using University libraries, 
laboratories, computer facilities, office space or housing, consulting with faculty advisors, 
taking comprehensive or final oral examinations, filing a diploma application, or graduating 
must register for the number of graduate units that will, in the judgment of the graduate 
program, accurately reflect the student's involvement in graduate study and use of university 
resources. In no case will registration be for less than one credit. 

Minimum Registration Requirements for Doctoral Candidates 

Doctoral students who have been advanced to candidacy must register each semester, 
except summer sessions, until the degree is awarded. Students must register for at least one 
credit in the semester in which they plan to graduate. 

Dissertation Research 

Those who have not completed the required credit hours of Dissertation Research (899) 
must register for a minimum of one credit of research each semester. (See the following 
sections for specific doctoral degree registration requirements.) Doctoral candidates whose 
demands upon the University are greater than that represented by this minimum registration 
will be expected to register for the number of units that reflects their use of University 
resources. 

Partial Credit for Students with Disabilities 

The Graduate School recognizes that students with documented disabilities may derive 
considerable educational benefit from courses that include laboratories or other non- 
classroom activities in which the student is prevented from participating because of the 
disability. Therefore, it is the Graduate School's policy to allow students with disabilities to 
enroll in such courses, complete only those parts of the course that their capabilities permit, 
and receive credit for the course proportionate to their levels of participation. 

Graduate students with disabilities who wish to enroll in such courses but participate only 
in certain aspects of them should consult the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the 
Graduate School. The Dean will assist the student in making the necessary arrangements 
with the graduate program offering the course, the graduate program in which the student 
is enrolled, and the Office of Registration. The final agreement as to the student's level of 
participation and the amount of credit to be awarded will be specified in an agreement to be 
drawn up by the Graduate School and signed by all parties concerned. Students with 
disabilities should contact Disability Support Services (DSS) for information and assistance 
with any disability related issue. Phone (301) 314-7682 (V/TTY). 



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Inter-Institutional Registration 

A student admitted to the Graduate School on any campus of the University of Maryland 
is eligible to take courses on any other campus of the University of Maryland with the 
approval of the academic advisor and the graduate deans on the home and host campuses. 
Credits earned on a host campus are considered resident credit at the home campus, and 
following normal procedures for graduate program approval, these credits may be used to 
meet UMCP graduation requirements. Transcripts of courses taken at another campus will 
be maintained on the home campus and fees will be paid to the home campus. Forms for 
registration as an inter-campus student may be obtained from the Office of Records and 
Registrations — Special Programs (301) 314-8239. 

The Washington Consortium Arrangement 

UMCP is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan 
Area. Other institutions currently associated with the consortium include American 
University, The Catholic University of America, the University of the District of Columbia, 
Gallaudet College, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington 
University, Howard University, Marymount College, Mount Vernon College and Trinity 
College. Students enrolled in these institutions are able to attend certain classes at the other 
campuses and have the credit considered "residence" credits at their own institutions. Grades 
in these courses are calculated into the student's GPA. The consortium permits both 
undergraduate and graduate students to participate in programs such as the Research Fellows 
Program and the National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law. The policies governing 
registration through the Consortium Arrangement are listed below. Note: Tuition remissions 
awarded to graduate assistants and fellows may not be used to pay for consortium courses 
at other universities. Graduate assistants and fellows must pay for any courses they take 
under the consortium arrangement. 

UMCP Policies Governing Registration Through the Consortium Arrangement 

1 . Degree-seeking graduate students may take courses at other consortium schools, with 
the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies of the degree program in which they 
are enrolled. 

2. No more than 25% of the course credits may be taken through the consortium 
arrangement. Practica, internships, workshops and similar experiential learning courses 
cannot be taken at other consortium schools. 

3. Significant factors to be considered by the Director of Graduate Studies may include 
but are not limited to: 

(a) Unavailability of a similar or comparable course at UMCP within a reasonable time 
frame. Mere convenience is not adequate justification. 

(b) Possible enhancement of the student's overall program in a way not possible at UMCP, 
as by the presence of special faculty or the availability of a course not offered at UMCP. 

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Visiting Students 

1. Students from other consortium schools may register for UMCP courses on a 
space-available basis beginning with the first day of classes. 

2. Courses for majors in graduate programs or colleges at UMCP that have limited 
enrollment will not be available to students from other consortium schools. 

3. Students from other consortium schools are expected to meet all prerequisites for UMCP 
courses for which they wish to enroll. 

4 Students from other consortium schools will not be permitted to register for practica, 
workshops, internships, and other experiential courses at UMCP. 

5. Students from other consortium schools who have previously applied for admission to a 
UMCP graduate degree program and have been denied admission will be permitted to 
register for graduate courses in that program only with the specific approval of the Director 
of Graduate Studies of the program. 

6. Students from other consortium schools who have been dismissed from UMCP for 
disciplinary or financial reasons will not be permitted to enroll in courses at UMCP under 
the consortium arrangement. 

Graduate Credit for Senior Undergraduates 

A senior in the final semester at UMCP who is within seven credit hours of completing 
the requirements for an undergraduate degree may obtain graduate credit for graduate 
courses 600 and above with the approval of the student's undergraduate school or college, 
the graduate program, and the Graduate School. Courses numbered as 400 level are 
undergraduate courses which are considered part of the undergraduate degree and will not 
be approved for graduate credit when taken by an undergraduate. A 3.0 undergraduate grade 
point average is required for students seeking to exercise this option. Courses elected through 
this program may later be counted for graduate credit toward an advanced degree at the 
University if the student is offered admission to the Graduate School. The total of 
undergraduate and graduate courses must not exceed 15 credits for the semester. Excess 
credits in the senior year cannot be used for graduate credit unless proper prearrangement 
is made. Seniors who wish to register for graduate credit can receive information by 
contacting the Office of the Director of Graduate Admissions and Records, 2125 Lee 
Building. 

Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Level Courses 

Subject to requirements determined by the graduate, program offering the course, 
undergraduate students may register for graduate level courses, i.e., those numbered from 
600 to 898, with the exception of 799 and 899, for undergraduate credit. 

A student who seeks to use this option must be in the senior year, have earned an 
accumulated grade point average of 3.0, have successfully completed the prerequisite and 
corequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better, and be a major in the appropriate field or 



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one closely related to the graduate program. The Student will be required to obtain prior 
approval from the graduate program ottering the course. 

Enrollment in a graduate level course does not in any way imply subsequent graduate 
program or Graduate School approval for admission into a graduate program, nor may the 
course be used as credit tor a graduate degree at UMCP. 

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs 

A combined bachelor's/master's program may be developed lor the individual student. A 
combined degree program should be an integrated learning experience for the student, not 
simply the completion of a required number of undergraduate and graduate credits. It is 
available only to students whose academic performance is exceptional, i.e., students with 
outstanding grade point averages and appropriate faculty evaluations and recommendations. 
The program must be approved by the dean of the student's undergraduate college or school, 
the program offering the undergraduate major, the graduate program, and the Graduate 
School. No more than nine credits of courses taken at the advanced level (600-level courses 
and above) may be applied to both degree programs. No more than one master's degree may 
be earned through a combined bachelor's/master's degree program. Students must complete 
the bachelor's degree before admission to the Graduate School. See your undergraduate 
advisor for more details. 

Credit by Examination 

A student seeking a master's degree may obtain graduate credit by examination in courses 
at the 400 level previously identified by the appropriate graduate program. Credit by 
examination is not generally available for courses at the 600, 700, and 800 levels. 

Students may receive credit by examination only for courses for which they are otherwise 
eligible to receive graduate credit. The graduate program in which the student is enrolled 
may establish a limit on the number of credits that may be earned in this manner. Graduate 
students seeking credit by examination must obtain the consent of their advisor and the 
instructor currently responsible for the course. Once the student begins the examination, the 
grade earned will be recorded. 

Contact the Office of Records and Registration for information on the fee for credit by 
examination. 

Transfer of Credit 

All graduate study credits offered as transfer credit must meet the following criteria: 

1. No more than six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred from another 
institution, unless the program has special approval by the Graduate Council. When 
changing programs within UMCP, the student may request inclusion of credits earned at 
UMCP. When moving from non-degree to degree-seeking status, however, Advanced 
Special Students may not include more than six (6) credits. 



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2. The advisor and director of graduate studies will need to certify that any courses listed 
are applicable to the student's program and, for non-UMCP courses, that the courses have 
been revalidated. 

3. Credit must have been granted by a regionally accredited, U.S. institution or foreign 
university. If the latter, evaluation by International Education Services and the Graduate 
School is required. 

4. The courses must be graduate level and have been taken for graduate credit at the original 
institution. 

5. The student must have earned a grade of "B" or better in the course and have a "B" or 
better average on all the graduate course work taken at the institution from which the transfer 
is requested. 

6. The credit must not have been used to satisfy the requirements for any other degree. 

7. The student must furnish an official transcript to the Graduate Records Office. 

8. Transfer work satisfies only the 400-level requirements for the master's degree and does 
not apply to the upper-level requirements. 

9. The transfer course work must have been taken within seven years of the award of 
UMCP's master's degree for which the student is currently enrolled. All other course work 
must be taken within five years of the master's degree. 

A student seeking acceptance of transfer credit is advised to submit the necessary 
transcripts and certification of program approval to the Graduate School as promptly as 
possible for its review and decision. It should be noted that programs may impose more 
stringent requirements and time limitations concerning the transfer of credits. In such cases 
the Graduate School must be notified accordingly. 

Criteria for Courses to be Accepted for Graduate Credit 

Any courses, workshops or seminars planned to take place in a span of time less than a 
normal academic semester or summer session and offering graduate credit to the participants 
must meet the following criteria: 

1. There must be 15 "contact hours" per graduate credit. 

(a) Lectures: one contact hour per 50 minutes lecture. 

(b) Non-lecture contact (laboratory, workshops, discussion and problem-working 
sessions, etc.): one contact hour per two or three-hour session. 

2. No more than three "contact hours" per day will be permitted. (Three "contact hours" 
are equivalent to 0.2 credits). 

3. Credit may be accumulated at the rate of no more than one credit per week. 



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Course and Credit Changes 

A graduate student may drop a course, add a course, change between audit and credit status, 
change the number of credits for a course within the listed range, cancel registration or 
withdraw from the University by obtaining the necessary approvals and observing the 
published deadlines and procedures. The deadlines are published each semester in the 
Schedule of Classes; the procedures governing each of these transactions are listed below. 
Drop/Add and other changes may done in person or through MARS. 

Schedule Adjustment 

A graduate student, registered in a given semester prior to the end of the schedule 
adjustment period, may transact the following schedule adjustments through the tenth week 
of classes in that semester: drop/add a course; change grading option; or change credit level. 
The transaction requires submitting a Schedule Adjustment Form to the Registrations Office, 
1 130 Mitchell Building. There is no refund of tuition and fees for drops processed after the 
fifth class day (see Schedule of Classes for further details). 

After the tenth day of classes, all graduate students who wish to register are required to 
obtain graduate program and instructor authorization on a Graduate School Petition of 
Waiver of Regulation and on the add slip. Authorized requests must be delivered to the 
Graduate School, 2125 Lee Building. 

Students who register after the established registration period period will be assessed a late 
registration fee. See the Schedule of Classes for important dates. 

Credit Level and Grading Option Changes 

Students who wish to change their grading option or credit level in a course may do so 
without special approval until the tenth class day each semester. After the tenth class day, 
graduate program authorization is required until the end of the tenth week. No credit level 
changes or grading option changes are permitted after the tenth week of classes. 

Exceptions to this deadline require a petition to the Graduate School which must include 
the written approval of the instructor and graduate program director. Petitions should be 
submitted to the Graduate School, 2125 Lee Building. 

The graduate program stamp must be placed on the change of grading option/credit level 
form. 

Withdrawal from Classes 

The term "withdrawal" means termination of enrollment with the concomitant withdrawal 
from all classes for a given semester. The date of the withdrawal is indicated on a graduate 
student's academic record. To withdraw from a semester on or before the last day of classes 
a graduate student must notify the Records Office, 1101 Mitchell Building, in writing or in 
person. Withdrawal becomes effective on the date notification is received in the Records 
Office. Additional information concerning withdrawal from classes can be found in the 
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If the time limit in a master's or pre-candidate doctoral student's program has not lapsed 
(5 years to obtain a master's degree and 5 years to reach doctoral candidacy), a graduate 
student is eligible to enroll without readmission. In such cases the student should contact 
the graduate program about registration dates and procedures. 

Doctoral candidates must meet minimum registration requirements as specified in this 
Catalog. 

Resignation From the University 

A graduate student wishing to resign from the University (i.e., terminate his or her graduate 
student standing) may do so by submitting a letter to the Graduate School indicating the 
reasons for the resignation. The Graduate School will cancel the student's admitted status. 
If the student is registered for classes at the time of his or her resignation, the Office of 
Records and Registrations will be requested to withdraw the student effective the date of 
the resignation. 

A graduate student seeking to return to UMCP after resigning must reapply for admission 
and is subject to all graduate program and Graduate School requirements. He or she may be 
required to repeat previously elected courses (see time limits for relevant degree or certificate 
programs). 

Canceling Registration for a Semester 

The cancellation of one's entire registration takes place before a semester begins. To cancel 
registration after the stated deadlines for a given semester (see the Schedule of Classes), a 
graduate student must provide a written explanation with justification, which has been 
endorsed by the graduate director of his or her program, to the Office of the Director of 
Graduate Admissions and Records. If appropriate, the request will be processed and, if fees 
are involved, the necessary adjustments made. The cancellation of one's classes during the 
course of a given semester is not meant to be used as a means of avoiding poor grades. 

Grades for Graduate Students 

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all graduate level courses taken since enrollment 
in the degree program is required in order to be in good academic standing and for graduation 
with a graduate degree. Graduate students are required to meet all graduate program and 
Graduate School rules and regulations. Graduate programs may stipulate requirements more 
stringent than those minimally expected by the Graduate School. 

Academic Probation Policy 

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Each graduate student is required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all graduate 
courses taken since enrollment in the degree program. 

A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below a "B" (3.0) upon or after the 
completion of nine credit hours of graduate level courses will be automatically placed on 
academic probation by the Graduate School for the following full semester. 



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A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below a "H" | 5.0) for 8 second and 
successive semester of enrollment lor courses must seek advising in order to correct the 
scholastic and/or academic deficiency in the next semester of enrollment lor courses 

A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below a "B" (3.0) average for three 
consecutive semesters of enrollment will not be permitted to re-enroll and will have his or 
her admissions status terminated unless the student's graduate program presents compelling 
reasons for continuance. The request lor continuance must be approved by the Graduate- 
School. Whenever a graduate student is placed on academic probation, alter three 
consecutive semesters of enrollment, both the graduate student and the graduate director of 
that student's program will be notified. 

In addition to the minimum grade point average requirements, graduate programs and 
programs may require graduate students to maintain certain performance minima in their 
programs of study, and in all or in particular courses. A student who fails to make satisfactory 
progress in meeting some or all programmatic requirements, or who fails to demonstrate the 
ability to succeed in his or her course of studies or research, may be required to withdraw from 
the University. Determinations concerning such matters occur at the graduate program level. 

Grading Systems 

The Conventional "A" through "F" grading system is used in graduate level courses. 

A "Satisfactory or Failure" (S-F) grading system may be used for certain types of graduate 
study at the discretion of the graduate program. These include courses that require 
independent field work, special projects or independent study. Graduate program seminars, 
workshops and graduate program courses in instructional methods may also be appropriate 
for the S-F grading system. 

The "Pass-Fail" grading system is a grading option for undergraduates only. However, a 
graduate program may, in certain cases, allow a graduate student to use the Pass-Fail option 
for any 100-300 level courses that a student takes. Graduate credit may not be earned for 
these courses. The mark of P is equivalent to A, B, C, or D. Either the A-F or the S-F grading 
system may be used in thesis and dissertation research, and courses labeled "Independent 
Study" or "Special Problems." 

Only one grading system may be used for a single course in a particular semester except 
for thesis and dissertation credits. The grading system will be designated by the graduate 
program or graduate program offering the course. 

Grade Point Average Computation 

The "A" is calculated at 4 quality points, "B" at 3 quality points and "C" at 2 quality points. 
The grades of D, F and I receive no quality points. Students do not earn credit towards their 
degree for any courses where they receive a grade of D or F. After a student is matriculated 
as a graduate student, all courses taken that are numbered 400 and above (except 500-level 
courses, those numbered 799 or 899, and those graded with an S) will be used in the 
calculation of the grade point average. A student may repeat any course in an effort to earn 
a better grade. Whether higher or lower, the latter grade will be used in computing the grade 



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point average. Grades for graduate students remain as part of the student's permanent record. 
Changes in previously recorded grades may be made if timely (within one semester) and if 
the original instructor certifies that an actual mistake was made in determining or recording 
the grade. The change must be approved by the Department chair and the Dean of the 
Graduate School. 

No course taken after August 23, 1974, will be considered "not applicable" for the purpose 
of computing the grade point average of a graduate student. No graduate credit transferred 
from another institution will be included in the calculation of the grade point average. 

Academic Record (Transcript) 

A graduate student's academic record (transcript) is intended to serve as a complete history 
of the student's academic progress at UMCP. As such, it cannot be altered except in 
conformance with stated Graduate School policies governing change of election. Under no 
circumstances will the academic records be altered because of dissatisfaction with a grade 
or other academic accomplishment. 

Degree and Certificate Requirements 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Certificate Programs 

A post-baccalaureate certificate is awarded for the successful completion of a minimum 
of 18 credit hours of graduate-level work in a defined subject area under the following 
conditions: 

1 . The program must include a minimum core requirement of nine credit hours chosen from 
a limited list; 

2. Non-core courses must be chosen from a specific list of acceptable options determined 
by the Program Coordinator and the Advisory Committee; 

3. No fewer than twelve credit hours must be earned at the 600 level and above; 

4. No more than six credit hours may be earned at the 400 level; 

5. No more than three credit hours may be transferred from an institution other than the 
University of Maryland; 

6. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for the award of a graduate certificate; 
and 

7. All requirements for the graduate certificate must be completed within a five-year period. 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Master's Degree Programs 

The entire course of study undertaken for any master's degree must constitute a unified, 
coherent program that is approved by the student's advisor and graduate director and meets 
Graduate School requirements. 



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A minimum of thirty semester hours in courses acceptable for credit towards a graduate 
degree is required (some degree programs require more than JO credits); in certain cases. 
six of the 30 semester hours must he thesis research credits. The graduate program must 
include at least 12 hours of course work at the 600 level or higher. If the student is 
inadequately prepared for the required graduate courses, additional courses may he required, 
which may not be considered as part of the student's graduate program. Credits to he applied 
to a student's program for a master's degree cannot have been used to satisfy any other 
previously earned degrees (see policies governing the applicability of previously taken 
courses to UMCP degrees). 

Grade-Point Average 

The student seeking any master's degree must maintain an average grade of "B" (3.0) in 
all courses taken for graduate credit taken since enrollment in the degree program and 
included in the degree program. 

Time Limitation 

With the exception of the six semester hours of graduate level course credits applicable for 
possible transfer to the master's degree program, all requirements for the master's degree 
must be completed within a five-year period. Transfer of credits may be accepted on the 
following conditions: (a) The course work must be no more than seven years old at the time 
of graduation; (b) the graduate director and the advisor must indicate to the Dean of the 
Graduate School that the course work taken has been revalidated by the student's 
demonstration that the knowledge contained in the course(s) remains current. Each course 
for which revalidation is requested must be justified separately. Under no circumstances will 
any transfer credits be accepted that are more than seven years old at the time of graduation. 

Additional Requirements 

In addition to the above minimum requirements, special graduate program or collegiate 
requirements may be imposed, especially for degrees that are offered only in one graduate 
program, college or division. For these special requirements, consult the descriptions which 
appear under the graduate program or collegiate listing in this catalog or the special 
publications that can be obtained from the graduate program or college. 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degrees of Master of Arts and Master of 
Science 

Thesis Requirement 

A thesis must be submitted for the Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees except for 
those programs in which a non-thesis option has been approved by the Dean of the Graduate 
School in conformity with the policy of the Graduate Council. Approval of the thesis is the 
responsibility of an examining committee appointed by the Dean on the recommendation of 
the student's advisor. The advisor is the chairperson of the committee, and the remaining 
members of the committee are members of the graduate faculty who are familiar with the 



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student's program of study. The chairperson and the candidate are informed of the 
membership of the examining committee by the Office of Graduate Records on behalf of the 
Dean of the Graduate School. 

Directions for the preparation and submission of theses will be found in the Thesis and 
Dissertation Manual, which may be obtained from Reprographics Services, The Media 
Express, Room 0100, Reckord Armory for a minimal charge. Contact the Graduate Records 
Office, Room 2107, Lee Building for details (301) 405-4202. 

Research Assurances 

All research at UMCP, including thesis and dissertation research, must be conducted in 
accordance with federal guidelines and university policy regarding the use of vertebrate 
animals, the use of human subjects, and the use of materials that may pose biological or 
chemical hazards. If the thesis research involves vertebrate animals, animal use protocols 
must be approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee. All research involving human 
subjects, including by not limited to, experimental manipulations, surveys, and interviews, 
must be approved by the graduate program human subjects review board and/or the 
Institutional Review Board. Any research involving hazardous materials, either biological 
or chemical, or recombinant RNA/DNA, must have approval from the Biological and 
Chemical Hygiene Committee and campus Graduate Program of Environmental Safety or 
other appropriate university committees. 

These research assurances must be approved prior to the initiation of any thesis-related 
research, and the approvals must be provided to the Graduate School at the time the student 
submits the Nomination of Examining Committee form. 

Course Requirements 

A minimum of 30 semester hours including six hours of thesis research credit (799) is 
required for the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science. Of the 24 hours required 
in graduate courses, no fewer than 12 must be earned in a major subject approved by the 
graduate program in which the student is enrolled. No less than one-half of the total required 
course credits for the degree, or a minimum of twelve (approved by the graduate program) 
must be selected from courses numbered 600 or above. 

The Master's Thesis Examination 

A final oral examination on the thesis shall be held when the student has completed the 
thesis to the satisfaction of the student's advisor, providing all other requirements for the 
degree have been completed and a 3.0 grade point average computed in accordance with the 
regulations described under "Grades for Graduate Students'' has been earned. 

A. Establishment of the Thesis Examining Committee. The Thesis Examining 
Committee is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School, in accordance with the policies 
listed below. 

1 . Eligibility. A student is eligible to be examined on a thesis if the student (a) has met the 
program requirements for a thesis examination, (b) is in good standing as a graduate 



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student at the University, (c) is registered lor at least one credit, (d) has a valid Graduate 
School-approved Thesis Examining Committee, (e) has a 3.0 grade point average in the 
graduate program in which the student is enrolled, and (f) if this is the second 
examination, the examination has been approved by the Graduate School. The final oral 
examination shall be held when the student has completed the thesis to the satisfaction 
of the student's advisor. 

2. Thesis Examining Committee membership. The Committee must consist of a 
minimum of three members, at least two of whom must be Regular or Associate 
Members of the UMCP Graduate Faculty. Additional Committee members may be 
required or invited to serve at the discretion of the program. Each member of the Thesis 
Examining Committee must be a member of the Graduate Faculty of UMCP; 
membership categories are as follows: Regular Member; Associate Member; Adjunct 
Member; Special Member. 

3. Nomination of the Thesis Examining Committee. Membership on a Thesis Examining 
Committee requires nomination by the student's advisor and the director of graduate 
studies in the student's graduate program, and approval by the Dean of the Graduate 
School. The nomination of a Thesis Examining Committee should be provided to the 
Graduate School at least six weeks before the date of the expected thesis examination 
and prior to the published deadline. The thesis examination cannot be held until the 
Graduate School approves the composition of the Thesis Examining Committee. 
Furthermore, if the Graduate Faculty status of any member of an approved Thesis 
Examining Committee changes, the approval of the Thesis Examining Committee may 
be void, and a new Committee nomination form may be required for approval by the 
Graduate School. See (2) above. 

4. Chair. Each Thesis Examining Committee will have as chair the student's advisor, who 
must be a Regular, Associate, or Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty or, by special 
permission, has been otherwise appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Thesis 
Examining Committees may have co-chairs upon written recommendation of the director 
of graduate studies and with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School; at least 
one of the co-chairs must be a Regular, Associate, or Adjunct Member of the UMCP 
Graduate Faculty. 

5. Special Members. Upon nomination by the director of graduate studies and approval 
by the Dean of the Graduate School, individuals who have been approved for Special 
Membership in the Graduate Faculty may serve on Thesis Examining Committees. To 
nominate an individual to serve as a Special Member, directors of graduate studies need 
to submit to the Graduate School the nominee's curriculum vitae, a nomination form, 
and a letter of support. 

6. Service of former UMCP faculty members. Graduate Faculty who terminate 
employment at UMCP (and who do not have emeritus status) retain their status as 
members of the Graduate Faculty for a twelve-month period following their termination. 
Thus, they may serve as members and chairs of Thesis Examining Committees during 
this twelve-month period if they are otherwise eligible. After that time, they may no 
longer serve as chairs of Thesis Examining Committees, although, if granted the status 
of Special Members of the Graduate Faculty, they may serve as co-chairs (see 4, above). 



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Professors Emeriti and Associate Professors Emeriti may serve on Thesis Examining 
Committees provided they are Members of the Graduate Faculty. Such faculty can chair 
Thesis Examining Committees if their Graduate Faculty status includes this prerogative 
or if they are granted special permission by the Graduate Dean. 

B. Procedures for the Oral Examination: 

1. Oral examination requirement. Each master's thesis student must defend orally his 
or her master's thesis as a requirement in partial fulfillment of the master's degree. (An 
additional comprehensive written examination may also be required at the option of the 
program.) 

2. Committee preparation. The members of the Thesis Examining Committee should 
receive the thesis at least seven working days before the scheduled examination. Should 
the Thesis Examining Committee deem it reasonable and appropriate, it may require 
submission of the thesis more than seven working days in advance of the examination. 

3. Attendance at the examination. Oral examinations must be attended by all members 
of the student's officially established Thesis Examining Committee as approved by the 
Dean of the Graduate School. All examinations must be open to UMCP Graduate 
Faculty. Programs may wish routinely to open thesis examinations to a broader 
audience. In such cases, program policies must be established, recorded, and made 
available to all master's students. Should a last-minute change in the constitution of the 
Thesis Examining Committee be required, the change must be approved by the Dean 
of the Graduate School in consultation with the program's director of graduate studies 
and the chair of the student's Thesis Examining Committee. 

4. Location of the examination. Oral examinations of theses must be held in University 
facilities that are readily accessible to all members of the Thesis Examining Committee 
and others attending the examination. The chair of the Thesis Examining Committee 
selects the time and place for the examination and notifies the other members of the 
Committee and the candidate. 

5. Invalidation of the examination. The Dean may void any examination not carried out 
in accordance with the procedures and policies of the Graduate School. In addition, 
upon the recommendation of the Thesis Examining Committee or any member thereof, 
the Dean of the Graduate School may rule an oral examination to be null and void. 

6. Conclusion of the examination. After the oral examination, the student and any others 
who are not members of the Thesis Examining Committee are asked to leave the room 
and the Thesis Examining Committee discusses whether or not the thesis (including its 
examination) has been satisfactory. The Committee has the following options: 

a. To accept the thesis without any recommended changes and sign the Report of 
Examining Committee. 

b. To accept the thesis with recommendations for changes and, except for the chair, 
sign the Report of Examining Committee. The chair will check the thesis and, upon 
his or her approval, sign the Report of Examining Committee. 



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c. To recommend revisions to the thesis and not sign the Report ol Examining 
Committee until the student has made the changes and suhmitted the revised thesis 
for the Thesis Examining Committee's approval. The Thesis Examining Committee 
members sign the Report of" Examining Committee if they approve the revised 
thesis. 

d. To recommend revisions and convene a second meeting of the Thesis Examining 
Committee to review the thesis and complete the student's examination. 

e. To rule the thesis (including its examination) unsatisfactory. In that circumstance. 
the student fails. 

Following the examination, the chair must inform the student of the outcome of the 
examination. The chair signs a statement indicating which of the above alternatives has 
been adopted. A copy of this statement is to be included in the student's file at the 
graduate program office, and a copy is given to the student. 

7. Passage or failure. The student passes if all members of the Thesis Examining 
Committee accept the thesis (including its examination) as satisfactory. One or more 
negative votes constitute a failure of the candidate to meet the thesis requirement. In 
cases of failure, the Thesis Examining Committee must specify in detail and in writing 
the nature of the deficiencies in the thesis and/or the oral performance that led to failure. 
This statement is to be submitted to the program's director of graduate studies, the Dean 
of the Graduate School, and the student. A second examination may be permitted if the 
student will be in good standing at the time of the proposed second examination. Asecond 
examination requires the approval of the program's director of graduate studies and the 
Dean of the Graduate School. If the student fails this second examination, or 
if a second examination is not permitted, the student's admission to the graduate program 
is terminated. 

The decision to accept the examination as satisfactory must be unanimous. Students may 
present themselves for examination only twice. The report of the committee, signed by each 
member, must be submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School no later than the appropriate 
date listed in the Schedule of Classes if the student is to receive a diploma at the 
Commencement ceremony for the semester in which the examination is held. 

C. Submission of the Thesis. Two copies of the thesis, in a format approved by the 
Graduate School, are to be submitted to the Graduate School after final approval of the thesis 
by the Thesis Examining Committee. See the Thesis and Dissertation Manual for the details 
of this process. 

Non-Thesis Option 

The requirements for Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees without thesis vary 
slightly among graduate programs in which this option is available. Standards for admission 
are, however, identical with those for admission to any other master's program. The quality 
of the work expected of the student is also identical to that expected in the thesis programs. 

The general requirements for those on the non-thesis program are a minimum of 30 credit 
hours in courses approved for graduate credit with a minimum average grade of "B" in all 
course work taken; a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses numbered 600 or above; the 



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submission of one or more scholarly papers; and successful completion of a comprehensive 
final examination, at least some portion of which must be written. 

A student following a non-thesis master's program will be expected to meet the same 
deadlines for application for a diploma and for final examination reports established for all 
other degree programs. 

For information on programs that offer the non-thesis option, see the section on Graduate 
Programs. 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education 

Nearly all graduate programs in The College of Education offer the Master of Education 
(M.Ed.) degree with the following requirements: 

1 . A minimum of 30 semester hours in course work. 

2. A minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 600-800 with the remainder at least in the 
400 series. Some graduate programs require courses in graduate programs outside the 
College of Education. 

3. A comprehensive written examination taken at the end of course work. 

4. EDMS645. 

5. EDMS 646 or MUED 690 and one seminar paper; or two seminar papers. 

For further details, see "Graduate Studies in the College of Education" issued by the 
College of Education and descriptions of the College's graduate programs in this catalog. 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Engineering 

Nearly all graduate programs in The College of Engineering offer the Master of 
Engineering (M.Eng.) degree with the following requirements: 

A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved course work in an engineering option. The 
student's program must be approved by the engineering graduate program that offers the 
option. 

Requirements Applicable to Other Master's Degrees 

The particular requirements for the degrees of Master of Architecture, Master of Business 
Administration, Master of Library Science, Master of Music, Master of Fine Arts, Master 
of Public Policy, Master of Public Management, and Mastet of Applied Anthropology are 
given under the individual graduate program entries in those fields. 



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Graduate School Requirements Applicable to All Doctoral Degrees 
Credit Requirements 

The Graduate School requires every student seeking the Ph.D. or DMA. to register lor a 
minimum of 12 semester hours of dissertation credits (899); a student seeking an Ed.D. must 
register for a minimum of six semester hours of dissertation credits (899). The number of 
research and other credit hours required in the program varies with the degree and program 
in question. 

Admission to Candidacy 

Preliminary examinations, or such other substantial tests as the graduate programs may 
elect, are frequently prerequisites for admission to candidacy. 

A student must be admitted to candidacy for the doctorate within five years after admission 
to the doctoral program and at least six months before the date on which the degree will be 
conferred. 

It is the responsibility of the student to submit an application for admission to candidacy 
when all the requirements for candidacy have been fulfilled. Applications for admission to 
candidacy are made in duplicate by the student and submitted to the graduate program for 
further action and transmission to the Graduate School. Application forms may be obtained 
at the Graduate School Records Office, Room 2107, Lee Building, (301) 405-4202. 
Paperwork must be received by the Graduate School prior to the 25th of the month in order 
for the advancement to be effective the first day of the following month. 

Time Limitation 

Students must complete the entire program for the degree, including the dissertation and 
final examination, during a four-year period after admission to candidacy, or nine years after 
admission to the doctoral program, whichever is greater. If a student fails to complete all 
degree requirements, the program may recommend, and the Graduate School may grant, a 
one-year extension to complete the remainder of the doctoral requirements. After this 
one-year period, admission to the program terminates. A student may apply for readmission 
to the program. The graduate program may recommend advancement to candidacy following 
program prerequisites as specified by the program and approved by the Graduate School. 
For purposes of time limitation for doctoral students, a readmission to doctoral candidacy 
shall be for a period of four years, unless otherwise specified by the program. 

The Doctoral Dissertation and Defense 

A dissertation or its equivalent is required of all candidates for a doctoral degree. The 
Graduate School has established the following procedures for the conduct of the doctoral 
dissertation defense (Approved by Graduate Council August 4, 1995; Approved by the Dean 
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A. Establishment of the Dissertation Examining Committee. The Dissertation 
Examining Committee is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School, in accordance with 
the policies listed below. 

1 . Eligibility. A student is eligible to defend a dissertation if the student (a) has advanced 
to doctoral candidacy, (b) has met the program requirements for a dissertation defense, 
(c) is in good standing as a graduate student at the University, (d) is registered for at 
least one credit, (e) has a valid Graduate School-approved Dissertation Examining 
Committee, and (f) if this is the second defense, the defense has been approved by the 
Graduate School. 

2. The Dissertation. The ability to do independent research must be demonstrated by an 
original dissertation on a topic approved by the graduate program in which the student 
is earning the degree. 

3. Dissertation Examining Committee membership. The Committee must consist of a 
minimum of five members; additional committee members may be required or invited 
to serve at the discretion of the program. All members of the Dissertation Examining 
Committee must be members of the Graduate Faculty of UMCP under one of the 
following membership categories: Regular Member; Associate Member; Adjunct 
Member; Special Member. At least three of the committee members must be Regular 
Members of the UMCP Graduate Faculty. See (8) and (9) below. 

4. Nomination of the Dissertation Examining Committee. Membership on a Dissertation 
Examining Committee requires nomination by the student's advisor and the director of 
graduate studies in the student's graduate program, and approval by the Dean of the 
Graduate School. The nomination of a Dissertation Examining Committee 
should be provided to the Graduate School at least six weeks before the date of the 
expected dissertation defense and prior to the published deadline. The dissertation 
defense cannot be held until the Graduate School approves the composition of the 
Dissertation Examining Committee. Furthermore, if the Graduate Faculty status of any 
member of an approved Dissertation Examining Committee changes, the approval of the 
Dissertation Examining Committee may be void, and a new Dissertation Examining 
Committee nomination form may be required to be approved by the Graduate School. 
See (3) above. 

5. Research assurances. If the dissertation research involves the use of vertebrate animals, 
animal use protocols must be approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee. If the 
dissertation research involves human subjects, the research must be approved by the 
graduate program human subjects review board and/or the Institutional Review Board. 
If the dissertation research involves hazardous- materials, either biological or chemical, 
or recombinant RNA/DNA, the research must be approved by the appropriate University 
committee. These research assurances must be approved prior to the initiation of any 
dissertation-related research, and the approvals must be provided to the Graduate School 
at the time the student submits the Nomination of Examining Committee form. 

6. Chair. Each Dissertation Examining Committee will have a chair, who must be a 
Regular Member of the Graduate Faculty or, by special permission, has been otherwise 
appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Dissertation Examining Committees 



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may be co-chaired upon written recommendation of the program's director of graduate 
studies and with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School, at least one of the 
co-chairs must he a Regular Member of the UMCP Graduate Faculty. 

7. Representative of the Dean of the Graduate School. Each Dissertation Examining 
Committee shall have appointed to it a representative of the Dean of the Graduate 
School. The Dean's Representative should have some background or interest related to 
the student's research. The Dean's Representative must be a Regular Member of the 
Graduate Faculty at UMCP and must be from a graduate program other than the 
student's home program. In cases where a student is in an interdisciplinary graduate 
program, the Dean's Representative may not be a faculty member participating in the 
interdisciplinary program. 

8. Special Members. Individuals from outside UMCP who have been approved for 
Special membership in the Graduate Faculty may serve on Dissertation Examining 
Committees. These special members must be in addition to the required three Regular 
Members of the UMCP Graduate Faculty. To nominate an individual to serve as a 
Special Member, directors of graduate studies need to submit to the Graduate School 
the nominee's curriculum vitae, a nomination form, and a letter of support. Contact 405- 
4198 for more information on Special Members. 

9. Service of former UMCP faculty members. Graduate Faculty who terminate 
employment at UMCP (and who do not have emeritus status) retain their status as 
members of the Graduate Faculty for a twelve-month period following their termination. 
Thus, they may serve as members and chairs (but not as Dean's Representatives) of 
Dissertation Examining Committees during this twelve-month period if they are 
otherwise eligible. After that time, they may no longer serve as chairs of Dissertation 
Examining Committees, although, if granted the status of Special Members of the 
Graduate Faculty, they may serve as co-chairs (see 6, above). 

Professors Emeriti and Associate Professors Emeriti may serve on Dissertation 
Examining Committees provided they are Members of the Graduate Faculty; unless 
granted special permission by the Graduate Dean, only those with Regular Membership 
in the Graduate Faculty can chair Dissertation Examining Committees or serve as the 
Dean's Representative. 

B. Procedures for the Oral Defense: 

1 . Oral defense requirement Each doctoral candidate is required to defend orally his or 
her doctoral dissertation as a requirement in partial fulfillment of the doctoral degree. 

2. Committee preparation. The members of the Dissertation Examining Committee 
should receive the dissertation at least ten working days before the scheduled defense. 
Should the Dissertation Examining Committee deem it reasonable and appropriate, it 
may require submission of the dissertation more than ten working days in advance of 
the defense. 

3. Attendance at the defense. Oral defenses must be attended by all members of the 
student's officially established Dissertation Examining Committee as approved by the 



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Dean of the Graduate School. All defenses must be open to UMCP Graduate Faculty. 
Programs may wish routinely to open dissertation defenses to a broader audience. In 
such cases, program policies must be established, recorded, and made available to all 
doctoral students. Should a last-minute change in the constitution of the Dissertation 
Examining Committee be required, the change must be approved by the Dean of the 
Graduate School in consultation with the director of graduate studies of the student's 
graduate program and the chair of the student's Dissertation Examining Committee. 

4. Location of the defense. Oral defenses must be held in University facilities that are 
readily accessible to all members of the Dissertation Examining Committee and others 
attending the defense. The chair of the Dissertation Examining Committee selects the 
time and place for the examination. 

5. Notice. Notice of the doctoral defense must be publicized in the student's program or 
graduate program at least five working days prior to the defense. 

6. The Dean's Representative. The responsibilities of the Dean's Representative include 
the following: to ensure that the procedures of the oral defense are in compliance with 
those of the Graduate School (as described herein) and to report to the Dean of the 
Graduate School any unusual problems experienced in the conduct of the defense. The 
Dean's Representative must be identified at the beginning of the defense. 

7. Invalidation of the defense. The Dean of the Graduate School may void any defense 
not carried out in accordance with the procedures and policies of the Graduate School. 
In addition, upon recommendation of the Dean's Representative, the Dean may rule an 
oral defense to be null and void. 

8. Student presentation. The student is permitted to present briefly a summary of the 
dissertation, emphasizing the important results and giving an explanation of the 
reasoning that led to the conclusions reached. 

9. Opportunity for questioning by members of the Dissertation Examining 
Committee. The chair invites questions in turn from each member of the Dissertation 
Examining Committee. The questioning may continue as long as the Dissertation 
Examining Committee feels that it is necessary and reasonable for the proper 
examination of the student. 

10. Conclusion of the defense. After questioning has been completed, the student and any 
others who are not members of the Dissertation Examining Committee are asked to 
leave the room and the Dissertation Examining Committee discusses whether or not the 
dissertation (including its defense) has been satisfactory. The Committee has the 
following options: 

a. To accept the dissertation without any recommended changes and sign the Report 
of Examining Committee. 

b. To accept the dissertation with recommendations for changes and, except for the 
chair, sign the Report of the Examining Committee. The chair will check the 
dissertation and, upon his or her approval, sign the Report of Examining 
Committee. 



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c. To recommend revisions to the dissertation and not sign the Report oi Examining 
Committee until the student has made the changes and submitted the revised 
dissertation tor the Dissertation Examining Committee's approval The 
Dissertation Examining Committee members sign the Report of Examining 

Committee it' they approve die revised dissertation. 

d. To reeommend revisions and convene a second meeting of the Dissertation 
Examining Committee to review the dissertation and complete the student's 
defense. 

e. To rule the dissertation (ineluding its defense) unsatisfactory. In that circumstance, 
the student fails. 

Following the defense, the chair, in the presence of the Dean's Representative, must inform 
the student of the outcome of the defense. The chair and the Dean's Representative hoth 
sign a statement indicating which of the above alternatives has been adopted. A copy of this 
statement is to be included in the student's file at the graduate program office, and a copy 
is given to the student. 

11. Passage or failure. The student passes if one member refuses to sign the Report, but 
the other members of the Dissertation Examining Committee agree to sign, before or 
after the approval of recommended changes. Two or more negative votes constitute a 
failure of the candidate to meet the dissertation requirement. In cases of failure, the 
Dissertation Examining Committee must specify in detail and in writing the nature of 
the deficiencies in the dissertation and/or the oral performance that led to failure. This 
statement is to be submitted to the program's director of graduate studies, the Dean of 
the Graduate School, and the student. A second defense may be permitted if the student 
will be in good standing at the time of the proposed second defense. A second defense 
requires the approval of the program's director of graduate studies and the Dean of the 
Graduate School. If the student fails this second defense, or if a second defense is not 
permitted, the student's admission to the graduate program is terminated. 

C. Submission of the Dissertation. Two copies of the dissertation, in a format approved 
by the Graduate School, are to be submitted to the Graduate School after final approval of 
the dissertation by the Dissertation Examining Committee. See the Thesis and Dissertation 
Manual for the details of this process. The Thesis and Dissertation Manual may be obtained 
from Campus Reprographics, The Media Express, Room 0100, Reckord Armory, for a 
minimal charge. 

Inclusion of Previously Published Materials in a Thesis or Dissertation 

1 . A graduate student may, upon the recommendation of the dissertation director, and with 
the endorsement of the graduate program graduate director or chair, include his or her 
own published works as part of the final dissertation. Appropriate citations within the 
dissertation including where the work was previously published are required. All such 
materials must be produced in standard dissertation format. 

2. It is recognized that a graduate student may co-author work with faculty and colleagues 
that should be included in a dissertation. In such an event, a letter should be sent to the 
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research certifying that the student's examining 



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committee has determined that the student made a substantial contribution to that work. 
This letter should also note that inclusion of the work has the approval of the dissertation 
advisor and the program chair or graduate director. The format of such inclusions must 
conform to the standard dissertation format. A forward to the dissertation, as approved 
by the Dissertation Committee, must state that the student made the substantial 
contributions to the relevant aspects of the jointly authored work included in the 
dissertation. Permission is required for including copyright materials (see the Thesis 
and Dissertation Manual). 

Additional Requirements 

In addition to those requirements specified above, each graduate program may impose 
additional requirements. For these special requirements, consult the descriptions that appear 
under the graduate program listings in this Catalog or the special publications that can be 
obtained from the graduate programs or colleges. 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree is granted only upon sufficient evidence of high 
attainment in scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. It is not awarded 
for the completion of course and seminar requirements no matter how successfully 
completed. 

Foreign Language Requirement 

Some graduate programs have a foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree. The student should inquire in the graduate program about this requirement. Students 
must satisfy the graduate program requirement before they can be admitted to candidacy for 
the doctorate. 

Program 

There is no Graduate School requirement stipulating a specific number or distribution of 
course credits. It is the policy of the Graduate School to encourage the development of 
individual programs for each student who seeks the Ph.D. To that end, the graduate programs 
have been directed to determine the distribution of the levels or sequences of required 
courses and similar requirements for submission to the Graduate Council for approval. 

Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education 

The requirements for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree parallel those for the Doctor 
of Philosophy degree in the College of Education. The Ed.D. requires a minimum of six 
semester hours of dissertation credit while the Ph.D. requires a minimum of 12 semester 
hours of dissertation credit. Consult the Graduate Studies Office in the College of Education 
and the individual graduate program for additional details. 



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Requirements for Other Doctoral Degrees 

The particular requirements for the degrees ol Doctor of Musical Arts arc given undei the 
corresponding program description. Contact the individual graduate programs or the Office 
of Graduate Studies and Research with specific questions. 

Time Extensions Governing All Graduate Degrees and Certificates 

Master's Degree Students and Pre-Candidacy Doctoral Students: 

Students who have failed to complete all requirements by the prescribed deadlines may 
petition their graduate programs in order to seek up to a one-year extension of time in which 
to complete the outstanding requirements. This extension may be granted by the graduate- 
program, which must then notify the Graduate School in writing of its decision. The 
Graduate School will confirm this decision in writing to the student and adjust the computer 
database accordingly. 

Students who have failed to complete all requirements for their degree following the granting 
of a time extension by the graduate program, and who wish to pursue their degree must seek 
an additional extension by petitioning their graduate program. If the graduate program supports 
the request, it must be forwarded to the Graduate School for review. In such cases, the Graduate 
School evaluates the request in light of the written explanation provided and may grant up to 
one additional year's extension. The Graduate School decision will be communicated in 
writing to each petitioner and a copy will be sent to the student's graduate program. 

Doctoral Candidates: 

Students who have failed to complete all requirements by the prescribed deadlines may 
petition their graduate programs in order to seek up to a one-year extension of time in which 
to complete the outstanding requirements. This extension may be recommended by the 
graduate program to the Graduate School. The Graduate School may, in unusual 
circumstances, grant this one-year's extension. Students who have failed to complete all 
requirements for their degree following the granting of a time extension by the Graduate 
School will have their admission to the program terminated (see the policy governing the 
time limitations of doctoral students who have achieved candidacy). 

Waiver of a Regulation 

All policies of the Graduate School have been formulated by the Graduate Council, the 
governing body of the Graduate School, with the goal of ensuring academic quality. These 
policies must be equitably and uniformly enforced for all graduate students. Nevertheless, 
circumstances occasionally occur that warrant individual consideration. Therefore, if a 
graduate student believes there are compelling reasons for a specific regulation to be waived 
or modified, the student should submit a written petition to the Graduate School, Room 
2125, Lee Building, explaining the facts and issues that bear on the case. In all instances, 
the petition must be reviewed by the student's graduate director or program chair and, if the 
petition involves a course, by the course instructor. If these people recommend approval, in 
writing, the petition is then forwarded to the Graduate School for consideration. 



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Commencement 

During the academic year, applications for graduation must be filed with the Office of 
Records and Registrations within the first ten days of the semester in which the candidate 
expects to obtain a degree. During the summer session, the application must be filed during 
the first week of the second summer session. Exact dates are noted for each semester and 
the summer sessions in the Schedule of Classes. Failure to meet specific deadlines may result 
in a delay of one or more semesters before graduation. In addition, the Thesis and 
Dissertation Manual contains a time line for completion of the master's or doctoral degree. 

If for any reason students do not graduate at the end of the semester in which they have 
applied for the diploma, they need not re-apply for it in the semester in which they expect 
to graduate since the application automatically rolls over to the following semester. 

Academic regalia are required of all candidates at commencement exercises. Those who 
so desire may purchase or rent caps and gowns at the UMCP student supply store. Orders 
must be filed typically eight weeks before the date of commencement at the University Book 
Center in the Stamp Student Union. 

Student Services 

Office of Graduate Minority Education 

The Office of Graduate Minority Education, located in the Graduate School (Room 2122, 
Lee Building), serves as the chief advisory body to the Graduate Dean on all matters related 
to recruitment, retention, quality of minority graduate student life, and all other 
diversity-related issues in the Graduate School. The Office is responsible for providing 
effective and efficient supportive services to minority students; planning and implementing 
campus-wide recruitment and retention activities; conducting orientation activities; 
participating in the distribution of fellowships and consulting on fellowship policies; fostering 
positive faculty-student relations; initiating and facilitating activities for minority student 
development and welfare; supporting the programs and activities of minority graduate student 
organizations; and fostering and maintaining relations with graduate alumni. 

Consistent with the University's commitment to creating and maintaining a model 
multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment, the Office of Graduate Minority Education 
supports the diversity-related initiatives of the University community, promotes interest in 
multi-cultural studies and programs, and addresses issues related to positive graduate 
educational experiences for faculty and students of color. The Office serves as the liaison 
between the Graduate Dean and the following committees: Campus-Wide Recruitment 
Committee, Steering Committee of the Diversity Year Initiative, Student Affairs Committee 
of the Campus Senate, Graduate Council Committee for Student Affairs, Graduate Council 
Committee for Women's Affairs, and the Graduate Enrollment Management Committee. For 
more information, contact the Associate Dean and Director, Office of Graduate Minority 
Education, (301) 405-4183, or toll free at 1-800-245-GRAD. 



Graduate Legal Aid Office 

The Graduate Legal Aid Office pan ides tree legal advice, referrals, and assistance to 

currently registered Universit) of Maryland graduate students. Stall members give general 
legal advice on a wide variety of matters, including landlord-tenant issues, consumer 
problems, traffic accidents, uncontested divorces, and University-related matters The Office 
provides direct legal assistance in routine matters, hut cannot sue on behalf of students or 
represent them in court. The Office is slatted eight hours a week tor student interviews; stall 
members see students on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Walk-in and appointment 
schedules are posted on the Office door. The Office cannot handle disputes between graduate- 
students and does not provide emergency services. For more information, contact the Office 
in Room 1221. Stamp Union, phone: 405-5807. 

Graduate Student Government 

The Graduate Student Government ( GSG ) is the student government for graduate students. 
Its purposes are: ( 1 ) to improve the quality of education and enhance the quality of life of 
the graduate students; (2) to communicate and support research interests of graduate 
students; (3) to recommend members for policy-making and administrative committees of 
the campus; and (4) to act as the spokesbody for graduate student concerns. 

Membership is open to all full and part-time graduate students enrolled in degree programs 
on campus. The Assembly of the GSG consists of representatives from each graduate 
department, but its meetings are open to all interested graduate students. Elections to the 
Assembly are held even year in the Fall and occur within the departments. Officers of the 
GSG are elected at-large in the Spring. The President of GSG is a full Graduate Assistant 
paid position in the Graduate School but is elected by the graduate student body. 

The GSG has eight standing committees that perform the majority of governing 
responsibilities. Membership on these committees is open to all graduate students. 
Committees include the Executive. Elections. Social, Newsletter, Communication. Minority 
Affairs, Legislative Action, and Graduate Research Interaction Day. 

Departmental Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) are active in most departments on 
campus and are directly supported by the GSG. Involvement in a GSO is not a prerequisite 
for GSG membership but is encouraged. 

For more information, contact the Graduate Student Government. Box 105. Stamp Student 
Union, phone: 314-8630. 

The Graduate Council 

The Graduate Council is a Council of elected and appointed members of the Graduate 
Faculty which governs all policies and procedures covering graduate education and research. 
The Council has six standing committees: Academic Standards; Fellowships: Graduate 
Faculty; Programs. Courses, and Curricula; Research: and Student Affairs. The Council is 
home to several adjunct committees as well, including the General Research Board and the 
Animal Care and Use Committee among others. The head of Graduate Student Government 
is a member of the Graduate Council, and graduate students are asked to serve on all 



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committees except the Committee on Graduate Faculty. The Council meets twice a semester 
to consider policies affecting graduate students, to approve the adoption of new graduate 
programs or changes in the curricula of established programs, and in general to advise the 
Associate Provost for Research and Dean for Graduate Studies on all graduate education and 
research issues. 

College Park Senate 

The College Park Senate, an integral part of the institution's system of governance, is 
somewhat unique in that it has representation from all segments of the campus community: 
administrators, staff, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students. Participation in the 
Senate or any of its 16 standing committees is an honor and a responsibility. The full Senate 
meets eight times a year to consider matters of concern to the institution, including academic 
issues, University policies, plans, facilities and the welfare of faculty, staff and students. The 
Senate advises the President, the Chancellor, or the Board of Regents as it deems appropriate. 

Graduate students who wish to serve in the College Park Senate are nominated by the deans 
of their academic colleges and elected in an at-large, campus- wide election held in the spring. 
Students are also encouraged to participate on a series of Senate standing committees, such 
as Student Affairs and Human Relations. These committees draw membership from the 
campus community at large and cover every aspect of campus life and function. Students 
are sought every spring to fill the committee appointments. Details on the election and 
appointment processes are available through the College Park Senate Office, Room 1100, 
Marie Mount Hall, phone: 405-5805. 

Off-Campus Housing 

Housed in the Office of Commuter Affairs, the Off-Campus Housing Service (Room 1 195, 
Stamp Student Union, 314-3645) maintains an extensive and up-to-date computerized list 
of rooms, apartments, and houses (both vacant and to share) that are for rent in the area and 
organized by cost, type of housing, and distance to campus. Personalized printouts tailored 
to your individualized needs can be requested (in person) to simplify your housing search. 
Be sure to bring your letter of admission or student ID when requesting a printout. A 
personalized housing search system is also available on the World Wide Web at the following 
address: http://www.inform.umd.edu/OCA. 

Average monthly rates for housing in the area are: $200-$400 for a room in a private or 
student home; $400-$650 for an efficiency, basement apartment, or one-bedroom apartment; 
$250-$400 for a shared apartment, and $800-$ 1,400 for an unfurnished house. Maps of the 
College Park area, lists of local motels, and furniture rental companies, as well as information 
of general interest to commuter students are also available at the office. (Figures are 
estimates reflecting 1996 market and subject to change.) , 

Graduate Student Housing 

For information about graduate housing in close proximity to campus, write or call SMC 
Graduate Hills/Graduate Gardens, 7704 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783, call (301) 



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422-7368 or toll-free 1 -800-230-7368 or e-mail at Bmc.grad-bousing<S maiLwdn.com <>r on 
the World Wide Web (http://www.wdn.com/smc-housing/) 

Dining Services 

1 144 South Campus Dining Hall 
General Information: 314-8602 
Terrapin Express: 314-8069 

Dining Services welcomes students, faculty, and stall to take advantage of the many dining 
facilities on campus. Dining rooms, restaurants, and eateries can be found in over 35 different 
locations across campus and open hours that fit anyone's schedule. All facilities are open 
for both cash and meal plan customers. Menu offerings range from salads and sandwiches 
at the University Dairy, delectable desserts and Starbuck's coffee at our Stamp Union Coffee 
Bar, to a full meal and table service at Adele's, our restaurant also located in the Union. For 
a complete listing of all our dining options please call the above information number and 
ask for our informative publication, Dining On Campus. 

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use Terrapin Express to make purchases 
at selected operations on campus. Terrapin Express is a declining-balance debit card that 
can be used at all Dining Services facilities as well as the University Book Center, Tawes 
Theater, WAM and OWL computer labs, the Health Center, Reprographic Services, and 
other locations. Call the above number for more information on Terrapin Express. 

UMCP's Dining Services has been recognized as one of the top university food operations 
in the country, and we look forward to sharing our success with you. 

Career Center 

The Career Center, located at 3121 Hornbake Library, South Wing, offers a wide variety 
of services and programs to graduate students. Services include individual career counseling 
and employment assistance, a comprehensive Career and Employment Resource Room, 
Career and Job Fairs, frequent workshops at no charge, and a variety of job search services, 
including the Credential Service. For fast and comprehensive access to the Center's 
employment services— job listings, on-campus interviewing, and resume referral — graduate 
students are encouraged to register for TERP On-line (The employment registration program). 
Current job listings (part time, internship, cooperative education, and full time) are available 
via TERP On-line from any computer with Internet access or in the Career Center's Resource 
Room. 

In addition to providing assistance to students on a walk-in and individual basis, staff are 
also available to present special programs to classes, seminars, colloquia, and student 
associations. For more information, call 314-7225, stop by the Career Center located at 3121 
Hornbake Library, South Wing, or access our web page at: http://CareerCenter.umd.edu 

Counseling Center 

Located in the Shoemaker Building, (301) 314-7651 
http://www.inform.umd.edu/Campusinfo/department/counseling 



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Many students encounter a variety of personal, social, career, and academic issues that call 
for assistance beyond advice provided by friends and family. Fortunately, the Counseling 
Center provides free and confidential services by professional counselors to all UMCP 
students. The Counseling Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 
P.M. and Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

Among the many services available at the Counseling Center are: 

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

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

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

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

Workshops and Group Counseling. You can gain strength to deal with your concerns by 
getting together with other people who share similar problems, interests, and goals. Each 
semester, the Counseling Center offers weekly support groups addressing a variety of topics, 
such as career exploration, dissertation support, procrastination prevention, and stress 
management. Recent group offerings have also included "Caught in the Net," a support 
group for reducing dependency on e-mail and the Internet: "Circle of Sisters," a group for 
black women; "Women, Food, and Obsession with Thinness," which addresses problems of 
body image and eating; and "Living with Illness." a group that assists people living with 
chronic illness. Call 314-7651. 

Disability Support Services. The Counseling Center provides a range of services for 
students with disabilities, including help in locating interpreters for deaf or hard-of-hearing 
students, readers for visually-impaired students, blind students, and students with learning 



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disabilities, and assistance with access to various building and facilities on campus. If you 
are a new or returning student, contact the Disability Support Services Office in the Center 
as soon as possible. Call (301 I 314-7682 (V/Tl 

Testing Senices. The Center administers tests tor counseling purposes, such as career 
interest inventories, and also administers national standardi/ed tests, such as the GRI . I 
MCAT, GMAT. and Miller Analogies. Call 314-76- 

Consultation and Evaluation for Parents and Children. Consultation, counseling, and child 
testing are available to assist parents, single parents, and their children (ages 5-14). Call 
314-7673. 

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

Health Center 

The University Health Center, a nationally accredited ambulatory Health Care Faculty, is 
located on Campus Drive directly across from the Stamp Union. The Health Center provides 
primary* care for the treatment of illness and injury, in addition to preventative sen 
Senices include (but are not limited to): dental care, men's health clinic, women's health 
clinic, allergy clinic, sports medicine, physical therapy, travel clinic, nutritional counseling, 
mental health services, social senices. and anonymous HIV testing. A comprehensive health 
education program includes: sexual health, stress management, smoking cessation, alcohol 
and other drugs, substance abuse treatment, and CPR certification. The Health Center also 
houses a pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology department. 

The Health Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.. and Saturday and 
Sunday. 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Hours vary during semester breaks, summer sessions, and 
holidays. You may be seen, by appointment. Monday through Friday. 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
Students are encouraged to make appointments whenever possible to assure prompt 
attention. There is only limited care available after hours. Urgent problems are seen on a 
walk-in basis anytime the Health Center is open. 

Any currently registered student is eligible for care. The Health Center provides routine 
health care for the semester. There are charges for special services such as x-ray. laboratory 
tests, dental treatment, allergy injections, casts, physical therapy, and pharmacy supplies. 

Note: The University of Maryland requires ALL new students, including graduate and 
transfer students, to provide proof of immunization dates for Measles. Mumps, and Rubella 
(M.M.R.j and Tetanus/Diphtheria. International students must document a negative 
Tuberculosis (T.B.) test or chest x-ray within the past 12 months. 

A medical record is established and maintained for every patient who receives care at the 
Health Center. All medical records and interactions with Health Center staff are confidential. 
Information is released only with the student's written permission or upon a court ordered 
subpoena. 



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Useful Health Center numbers include: 






General Information 


314-8180 


Appointments 


314-8184 


Pharmacy 


314-8167 


Mental Health 


314-8106 


Dental Clinic 


314-8178 


Health Education 


314-8128 


Women's Clinic 


314-8190 


Men's Health Clinic 


314-8137 


Health Insurance 


314-8165 


Sexual Assault and 








Abuse Hotline 


314-2222 



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Health Insurance 



Because the service provided by the Health Center is limited and many students do not 
have adequate health insurance coverage, a voluntary group insurance policy is available to 
students. This policy provides benefits at very reasonable rates for hospital, surgery, 
emergency, laboratory and x-ray purposes; some coverage for mental health services; and 
contains a major hospital provision. Students may elect to have family coverage. For 
additional information and application forms, see the brochure available in the Health 
Center. 



Teaching, research, and graduate assistants are also eligible for the State Employee 
Insurance Plan options. Please note that fellows and hourly employees are not eligible for 
the plan. For further information, contact your graduate programs or the personnel benefits 
office. 



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Part 2: Graduate Programs 



Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 

Address, Phone, E-mail* 


Aerospace Engineering 

(ENAE) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


3181 Engineering Classroom Bldg. 

405-2376 

cnaegrad@deans.umd.edu 


Agricultural and 
Resource Economics 
(AREC) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


2200 Symons Hall 

405-1291 

arecgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Agronomy 
(AGRO) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1109 H.J. Patterson Hall 

405-1306 

agrograd@deans.umd.edu 


American Studies 
(AMST) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2125 Taliaferro Hall 

405-1354 

amstgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Animal Sciences 
(ADVP) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1415 Animal Sciences Building 

405-1373 

advpgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Anthropology 
(ANTH) 


M.A.A. 


1111 Woods Hall 

405-1423 

anthgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Applied Mathematics 
(MAPL) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1104 Mathematics Building 

405-5062 

maplgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Architecture 
(ARCH) 


M.Arch. 


1298 Architecture Building 

405-6284 

archgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Art History and 

Archaeology 

(ARTH) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


121 IB Art-Sociology Building 

405-1479 

arthgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Art 
(ARTT) 


M.F.A. 


121 IE Art-Sociology Building 

405-7790 

arttgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Astronomy 
(ASTR) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1205 Computer & Space Sciences 

Building 

405-1505 

astrgrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 
Address, Phone, E-mail* 


Biochemistry 
(BCHM) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1305 Chemistry Building 

405-7022 

chemgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Biological Resources 

Engineering 

(ENBE) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1426 Animal Sciences/ Agricultural 

Engineering Bldg. 

405-1198 


Business & 
Management 
(BMBA, BMSB) 


M.B.A.,M.S. 


2308 Van Munching Hall 

405-2278 

bmgtgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Business & 

Management 

(BPHD) 


Ph.D. 


2407 Van Munching Hall 

405-2214 

bphdgrad @ deans . umd .edu 


Business/Law** 

Combined 

(LMBA) 


M.B.A., J.D. 
(dual degree) 


2308 Van Munching Hall 
405-2278 


Business/Public 
Management 
Combined 
(BMPM) 


M.B.A., M.PM 
(dual degree) 


2101 Van Munching Hall 
405-6330 


Chemical Engineering 
(ENCH) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


2113 Chemical Engineering Bldg. 

405-1914 

enchgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Chemical Physics 
(CHPH) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1115 Institute for Physical Science 
& Technology 
405-4780 
chphgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Chemistry 
(CHEM) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1305 Chemistry Building 

405-7022 

chemgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Civil Engineering 
(ENCE) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


1 179 Engineering Classroom Bldg. 

405-1974 

encegrad@deans.umd.edu 


Classics 
(CLAS) 


M.A. 


2407 Marie Mount Hall 

405-2013 

clasgrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Stadia Office 
Address, Phone, E-mail* 


Comparative Literature 
(CMLT) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2107 Susquehanna Hall 

405-2853 

cmltgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Computer Science 
(CMSC) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


11 19 A.V.Williams Building 

405-2664 

cmscgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Counseling & 
Personnel Services 
(EDCP) 


M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., 
A.G.S. Certificate 


3214 Benjamin Building 

405-2858 

edcpgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Creative Writing 

(CRWR) 

(also see English) 


M.F.A. 


4147 Susquehanna Hall 

405-3820 

crwrgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Criminal Justice & 

Criminology 

(CRIM) 


M.A., Ph.D., 
M.A./J.D. 


2220 LeFrak Hall 

405-4699 

crimgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Curriculum & 

Instruction 

(EDCI) 


M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., 
Ph.D., A.G.S. 
Certificate 


2311 Benjamin Building 

405-3324 

edcigrad@deans.umd.edu 


Dance 

(DANC) 


M.F.A. 


1132 Dance Building 

405-3180 

dancgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Economics 
(ECON) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


3127FTydingsHall 

405-3544 

econgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Education Policy, 
Planning & 
Administration 
(EDPA) 


M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., 
Ph.D., A.G.S. 
Certificate 


2210 Benjamin Building 

405-3574 

edpagrad@deans.umd.edu 


Electrical Engineering 
(ENEE) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


2434 A.V. Williams II Bldg. 

405-3681 

eneegrad@deans.umd.edu 


Engineering Materials 
(ENMA) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


1110 Chemical and Nuclear 
Engineering Bldg. 
405-5211 
enmagrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 
Address, Phone, E-mail* 


English Language & 

Literature 

(ENGL) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


3119 Susquehanna Hall 

405-3798 

englgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Entomology 

(ENTM) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


BOOB Symons Hall 

405-3912 

entmgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Family Studies 
(FMST) 


M.S. 


1204 Marie Mount Hall 

405-3672 

fmstgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Fire Protection 

Engineering 

(ENFP) 


M.S., M.E. 


0151 Engineering Classroom Bldg. 

405-3992 

enfpgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Food Science 
(FDSC) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


3304 Marie Mount Hall 

405-4521 

fdscgrad@deans.umd.edu 


French Language & 

Literature 

(FRIT) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


3122 Jimenez Hall 

405-4024 

fritgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Geography 
(GEOG) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1113 LeFrak Hall 

405-4050 

geoggrad@deans.umd.edu 


Geography/Library & 
Information Systems 
(GELS) 


M.A., M.L.S. 


4110 Hornbake Library 

405-2038 

lbscgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Geology 
(GEOL) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1115 Geology Building 

405-4365 

geolgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Germanic Language & 

Literature 

(GERS) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


3215 Jimenez Hall 

405-4091 

gersgrad @deans. umd.edu 


Government and 

Politics 

(GVPT) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


3140TydingsHall 

405-4161 

gvptgrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate .studies Office 
Address, Phone, K-mail* 


Health Education 
(HLTH) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2387 HHP Building 

405-2464 
hlthgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Hearing & Speech 

Sciences 

(HESP) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


0100 LeFrak Hall 

405-4214 

hespgrad@deans.umd.edu 


History 
(HIST) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


21 15 Francis Scott Key Hall 

405-4264 

histgrad@deans.umd.edu 


History/Library & 

Information 

(HILS) 


M.A., M.L.S 
(dual degree) 


4110 Hornbake Library 

405-2038 

lbscgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Horticulture 
(HORT) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1 120 Holzapfel Hall 

405-4357 

hortgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Human Development 
(EDHD) 


M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., 

Ph.D.,A.G.S. 

Certificate 


3304 Benjamin Building 

405-2827 

edhdgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Journalism 
(JOUR) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1115 Journalism Building 

405-2380 

jourgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Kinesiology 
(KNES) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2334 HHP Building 

405-2455 

knesgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Law**/Public 
Management 
Combined 
(LMPM) 


M.P.M., J.D. 
(dual degree) 


2101Van Munching Hall 

405-6330 

puafgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Library & Information 

Services 

(LBSC) 


M.L.S., Ph.D. 


4110 Hornbake Library 

405-2038 

lbscgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Linguistics 
(LING) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1401 Marie Mount Hall 

405-7002 

linggrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 
Address, Phone, E-mail* 


Marine-Estuarine- 
Environmental 
Sciences 
(MEES) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


0220 Symons Hall 

405-6938 

meesgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Mathematical Statistics 
(STAT) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1112 Mathematics Building 

405-5061 

statgrad @ deans . umd.edu 


Mathematics 
(MATH) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1112 Mathematics Building 

405-5058 

mathgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Measurement, Statistics 
and Evaluation 
(EDMS) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1230 Benjamin Building 

405-3624 

edmsgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Mechanical 
Engineering 

(ENME) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


2168 Engineering Classroom Bldg. 

405-4216 

enmegrad@deans.umd.edu 


Meteorology 
(METO) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


2207A Computer & Space Sciences 

Building 

405-5390 

metograd@deans.umd.edu 


Microbiology 
(MICB) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1117 Microbiology Building 

405-5435 

micbgrad @ deans, umd .edu 


Molecular and Cellular 

Biology 

(MOCB) 


Ph.D. 


1117 Microbiology Building 

405-6991 

mocbgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Music 
(MUSC) 


M.M., M.A., M.Ed., 
D.M.A, Ph.D., 
Ed.D. 


2110 Tawes Fine Arts Building 

405-5560 

muscgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Neurosciences and 
Cognitive Sciences 

(NACS) 


Ph.D. 


s 

2205 Zoology-Psychology Bldg. 

405-6909 

ac61 @umail.umd.edu 


Nuclear Engineering 

(ENNU) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


2309 Chemical Engineering Bldg. 

405-5209 

ennugrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 

Address, Phone, K-mail* 


Nutrition 
(NRSC) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


3304 Marie Mount Hall 

405-4521 

nutrgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Philosophy 
(PHIL) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


1 125 Skinner Building 
405-5689 

philgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Physics 
(PHYS) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1120B Physics Building 

405-5982 

physgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Plant Biology 
(PBIO) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1210 H.J. Patterson Hall 
405-1624 


Policy Studies 
(POSI) 


Ph.D. 


2101 Van Munching Hall 

405-6330 

puafgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Poultry Science 
(POUL) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


3115 Animal Science Building 

405-5775 

poulgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Psychology 
(PSYC) 


Ph.D. 


1220 Zoology-Psychology Bldg. 

405-5865 

psycgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Public Management 
(MAPM) 


M.PM. 


2101 Van Munching Hall 

405-6330 

puafgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Public Policy 
(MAPP) 


M.P.P. 


2101 Van Munching Hall 

405-6330 

uafgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Reliability Engineering 
(ENRE) 


M.S., M.E., Ph.D. 


2309 Chemical Engineering 
Classroom Bldg. 
405-5209 
enregrad@deans.umd.edu 


Russian Language 
& Literature 
(RUSS) 


M.A. 


2106 Jimenez Hall 

405-4239 

russgrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 
Address, Phone, E-mail* 


Sociology 
(SOCY) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2103 Art-Sociology Building 

405-6390 

socygrad@deans.umd.edu 


Software Engineering 
(MSWE) 


M.S.W.E. 


University College Graduate School 
985-7092 or 985-7155 
bender@nova.umuc.edu 


Spanish Language & 

Literature 

(SPAP) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2215 Jimenez Hall 

405-6446 

spapgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Special Education 
(EDSP) 


M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., 

Ph.D.,A.G.S. 

Certificate 


1308 Benjamin Building 

405-6515 

edspgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Speech Communication 
(SPCM) 


M.A., Ph.D. 


2130 Skinner Building 

405-6519 

spcmgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Survey Methodology 
(SURV) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


1218 LeFrak Hall 

314-7911 
survgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Sustainable 
Development & 
Conservation Biology 
(CONS) 


M.S. 


1201 Zoology-Psychology Bldg. 

405-7409 

consgrad @ deans, umd.edu 


Statistics 




see Mathematical Statistics (above) 


Systems Engineering 

(ENSE) 


M.S., M.E. 


2172 A.V. Williams Building 

405-6613 

ensegrad@deans.umd.edu 


Telecommunications 
(ENTS) 


M.S. 


2415 A.V. Williams Building 

405-3683 

entsgrad@deans.umd.edu 


Theatre 
(THET) 


M.A., M.F.A, Ph.D. 


0202 Tawes Fine Arts Building 

405-6676 

thetgrad@deans.umd.edu 



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Guide to Graduate Programs at UMCP 


Graduate Program 
(course code) 


Degrees Offered 


Graduate Studies Office 

Address, Phone, K-mail* 


Toxicology 
(TOXI) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


31 10 Plant Sciences Bldg. 
405 J919 
toxigrad@deans.umd.edu 


Urban Studies and 

Planning 

(CMPL) 


M.C.P 


1117 LeFrak Hall 

405-6790 
cmplgrad@dcans.umd.edu 


Zoology 
(ZOOL) 


M.S., Ph.D. 


2231 Zoology-Psychology Bldg. 

405-6905 

zoolgrad@deans.umd.edu 



*A11 phone numbers are area code 301. All mail correspondence should be sent to: 
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742 

**The University of Maryland Law School is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Inquiries for 
the Law School should be addressed to: 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 
21201; or telephone the admissions office at (410) 706-3492. 



Graduate Certificate Programs at UMCP 


Program 


Address, Phone (301 area code for all) 


Gerontology 


Center on Aging, 405-2469 


Historic Preservation 


Committee on Historic Preservation, 2101F F.S. Key Hall 
405-4313 


School of Public Affairs 


2101 Van Munching Hall, 405-6330 


Womens' Studies 


2101 Woods Hall, 405-6877 



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Degree Programs 

Aerospace Engineering Program (ENAE) 

Chair: Fourney 

Professors: Anderson, Chopra, Lee, Melnik, Schmidt 

Associate Professors: Akin, Barlow, Celi, Leishman, Lewis, Vizzini, Winklemann 

Assistant Professors: Baeder, Pines, Sanner, Wereley 

Professor Emeritus: Gessow 

Visiting Professor: Korkegi 

Lecturers: Mills, Nelson, Obrimski, Regan, Winblade 

The Aerospace Engineering Department offers a broad program in graduate studies leading 
to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy. 
Aerodynamics and propulsion; structural mechanics and composites; rotorcraft; space 
systems; and flight dynamics, stability and control are the major areas of specialization 
available to graduate students. Within these areas of specialization, the student can tailor 
programs such as computational fluid dynamics, hypersonics, composites, smart structures, 
finite elements, aeroelasticity, optimization, and space propulsion. 

Admission Information 

Applicants should have a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering (or in a closely related 
field) with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 from an accredited institution. Applicants with a 
marginal academic record may be conditionally approved for admission to the M.S. program 
if other evidence of accomplishment is provided (i.e. publications or exceptional letters of 
recommendation). Admission to the Ph.D. program requires an academic record indicating 
promise of the high level of accomplishment required for the degree. The Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE) is strongly recommended for admission. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. Both options require 
30 credits. At least 12 credits are to be in the main discipline. No more than 9 credits may 
be at the 400 level of which no more than 6 credits may be from department courses. For 
the thesis option, 6 credits of ENAE 799 (Master's Thesis Research) are required as well as 
the successful defense of the M.S. thesis. For the non-thesis option, students must write a 
scholarly paper and pass a written comprehensive exam. In addition to an M.S. degree, the 
department also offers a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

For the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the department requires a minimum of 42 semester 
hours of coursework beyond the B.S. and should include: (1) not less than 18 hours within 
one departmental area of specialization, (2) at least 6 hours from among the other areas of 
specialization in the Department, and (3) not less than nine hours in courses that emphasize 
the physical sciences or mathematics. At least 12 semester hours of credits taken to satisfy 



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(2) and (3) must be 6(X) level or higher. The student must pass a written qualifying and an 
oral comprehensive examination and take 12 hours of dissertation credits 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The departmental facilities for experimental research include the Glenn L. Martin Wind 
Tunnel, the Composites Research Laboratory, the Space Systems Laboratory, and the 
facilities of the Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research. The Glenn L. Martin Wind 
Tunnel, with its 8-foot high by 1 1-foot wide test section, has a maximum operating speed 
of 330 feet per second. It is used extensively for development testing by industry as well as 
for research. There are two smaller subsonic tunnels and a supersonic tunnel that are used 
in support of departmental research programs. The Composites Research Laboratory is 
located in the newly constructed Manufacturing Center. Its facilities include a 
microprocessor-controlled autoclave, a vacuum hot press, a two-axis filament winding 
machine, an MTS 220 Kip uniaxial testing machine, an x-ray machine, and an environmental 
conditioning chamber. The laboratory provides for a full spectrum of specimen and 
component manufacture, preparation and instrumentation, inspection, and testing. The Space 
Systems Laboratory performs world-class research on space operations, with particular 
emphasis on neutral buoyancy simulation of space robotics and human factors. The recently 
completed Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility is a multi-million dollar laboratory built 
around a 50-foot diameter by 25-foot deep water tank for simulating the microgravity 
environment of space. Six different telerobotic systems are currently under test in this 
facility, which is one of only four in the United States and is the only neutral buoyancy 
facility in the world to be located at a university. The facilities of the Center for Rotorcraft 
Education and Research include two experimental rotor rigs to test articulated and 
bearingless rotors in the hover test facility and in forward flight in the Glenn L. Martin Wind 
Tunnel. The hover test facility can accommodate up to a 6-foot diameter rotor. In addition, 
the facilities include a 10-foot diameter vacuum chamber to study the structural dynamic 
characteristics of spinning rotors in the absence of aerodynamic loads and a three-component 
laser doppler anemometer for flowfield measurements. In support of the vast experimental 
research facilities, the department has more than sixty-five workstations available to 
students. These workstations consist of X terminals, Macintosh lis, and Sun 4s. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of research graduate assistantships and fellowships are available for financial 
assistance. Graduate teaching and research assistantships are available beginning at $12,000 
per year plus tuition and fees. In addition, numerous high paying fellowships are available, 
such as the Minta Martin Fellowship ($18,000) and the Rotorcraft Fellowships ($16,000 and 
up). These fellowships pay for tuition and fees in addition to the noted stipends. 



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Additional Information 

For more information on the graduate program, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Aerospace Engineering 
Engineering Classroom Building 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405- AERO (or 405-2376) 

For courses, see code ENAE. 



Agricultural and Resource Economics Program (AREC) 

Chair: Chambers 

Professors: Bockstael, Brown, Cain, Chambers, Gardner, Hardie, Hueth, Just, Lopez, 

McConnell, Musser, Nerlove, Strand, Wysong 

Professors Emeriti: Bender, Foster, Moore, Stevens, Tuthill 

Associate Professors: Hanson, Horowitz, Leathers, Lichtenberg, Olson 

Assistant Professors: Aggarwal, Kerr, McNew, Whittington 

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The graduate program prepares students through courses in 
agricultural, natural resource, and environmental economics, research experiences designed 
to give technical and creative competency in applied economics, and seminar and discussion 
opportunities. 

The Department provides two areas of concentration: agricultural economics and resource 
economics. Study and research within these two areas can include specializations in 
agricultural development, international trade and the environment, agricultural marketing, 
production economics, agricultural policy, econometrics, land use, marine resources, water 
resources, and the link between environmental quality and economic development. 

Substantial employment opportunities exist for persons with advanced training in 
agricultural and resource economics. Graduates from the Department obtain employment in 
government, industry, and universities. Graduates are hired by such agencies as the U.S. 
Departments of Agriculture and Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency, and some 
obtain positions with the World Bank and similar agencies. Industry positions include 
management or program responsibilities. Graduates with academic interests are usually 
hired as assistant professors (teaching, research, extension) at major universities. 

Admission Information 

Applicants should have taken (or plan to take) an advanced undergraduate course in 
microeconomics. Applicants should also have completed two or more semesters in calculus, 
plus additional mathematics. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required 



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with the application tor admission. Part-time graduate study is not encouraged because leu 
courses are taught at night. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program otters hoth a thesis and non-thesis Option. The thesis option 
requires a minimum of 24 credits of coursework and six credits of thesis research. The 
student must also take a final oral examination, which is primarily a defense of the thesis 
The non-thesis option requires 33 credits of coursework, a scholarly paper, and a 
comprehensive written examination, which is primarily concerned with coursework taken 
during the program. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 41 credits of coursework beyond the bachelors 
degree and 12 credits of dissertation research. Qualifying exams are administered on 
completion of core course requirements. An oral dissertation defense is also required. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department actively draws upon the resources of many state, federal, and international 
agencies unique to the Washington, D.C. area to offer experience from the world of 
government and business. The Library of Congress in Washington and the National 
Agricultural Library in Beltsville (just north of the campus) enhance teaching and research 
efforts. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate assistantships are offered to qualified applicants on the basis of past academic 
performance, research potential, and availability of funds. Many full-time students in the 
Department hold assistantships or some other form of financial aid. Part-time and summer 
work are often available for students who do not have assistantships. Also, a large number 
of graduate fellowships are available. 

Additional Information 

The Handbook of Policies for the Graduate Program provides course requirements, 
examination procedures, and descriptive material for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. For 
specific information contact: 

Graduate Coordinator 

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-5535 

(301)405-1291 

For courses, see code AREC. 



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Agronomy Program (AGRO) 

Chair: Weismiller 

Professors: Angle, Aycock, Dernoeden, Fanning, Kenworthy, Mcintosh, R. Miller, Mulchi, 

Rabenhorst, Steiner, Weil, Weismiller 

Professors Emeriti: Axley, Bandel, Clark, Decker, Hoyert, McKee, J. Miller 

Associate Professors: Carroll, Coale, Glenn, Grybauskas, Hill, James, Ritter, Slaughter, 

Turner, Vough 

Assistant Professors: Costa 

Adjunct Professors: Cregan, Daughtry, Lee, Meisinger, Saunders, Tamboli, Thomas, van 

Berkum 

The Department of Agronomy offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Soil Science and Crop Science. Within these areas of 
concentration, students typically specialize in such areas as crop production, crop 
physiology, crop ecology, crop breeding, forage management, turf management, weed 
science, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil fertility, soil and water conservation, soil genesis, 
morphology and classification, soil survey and land use, soil mineralogy, soil biochemistry, 
soil microbiology, waste disposal, bioremediation, and soil-environment interactions. The 
specific program of study for each graduate student at both the M.S. and Ph.D. level is 
individually tailored to the student's interests and professional goals within a rigorous but 
flexible set of program requirements. 

Admission Information 

Students seeking admission should have strong training in the basic sciences (chemistry, 
physics) and in mathematics. It is also helpful for the applicant to have completed 
introductory courses in plant science and soil science prior to admission for graduate studies. 
A bachelor's degree in agronomy is not required for admission to the M.S. program, however 
candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program should first have completed the M.S. degree 
in agronomy or a related discipline. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required 
of all applicants. International applicants must also submit TOEFL scores. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The master's program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option 
program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the B.S. degree. Details regarding 
the course mix for the thesis option are available from the Department; at a minimum, 
students are required to select 12 semester hours of course work at the 600-level or above, 
and must also complete at least 12 hours of course work in Agronomy at the 400-level if 
not completed at the undergraduate level. A thesis, based on the student's research, as well 
as the presentation of research results to a Departmental seminar and a defense of the thesis 
in an oral examination are required for the degree. 

The non-thesis option is offered for students who do not intend to pursue further studies 
beyond the M.S., and whose career objectives will not require skills or competence in 
research. The non-thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work 
beyond the B.S. degree, but in general non-thesis M.S. students complete more course work 



than that required for the thesis option: a total of 1 8 semester hours at the 600-level or above, 
and a minimum of 20 semester-hours of 400-level course work (taken at the undergraduate 
and graduate level combined) must be completed for the degree. Non-thesis MS Students 
are also required to write two scholarly papers, to preseni a seminar on the contents of each. 
and to pass a written and an oral comprehensive examination 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. degree in agronomy requires demonstration of a high level of competence in 
the discipline and the completion of original, advanced research which is presented in a 
departmental seminar and as a doctoral dissertation. At a minimum, the Ph.D. student is 
required to complete course work equivalent to what is normally expected of an M.S. student 
in agronomy at this institution (see above) plus 12 credit-hours of dissertation research. A 
total of 50-60 semester hours of course work beyond the B.S. is typically completed by 
Ph.D. students in agronomy. The group of formal courses selected should form a logical and 
coherent whole that will provide the student with sufficient depth in the area of specialization 
to be fully competent to carry out the dissertation research planned and to work successfully 
as a professional. Details regarding the specific course requirements of the Ph.D. program 
of study are available from the Department, but include a mix of courses in the basic sciences, 
mathematics, and agronomy (both crop and soil science). Admission to doctoral candidacy 
requires that the student pass both a written and an oral comprehensive examination. 
Completion of the Ph.D. degree includes successful defense of the dissertation in addition 
to completion of required course work. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Agronomy Department has many well-equipped laboratories designed to carry out 
basic and applied research in crop and soil science. Modern equipment in the laboratories 
includes the following: x-ray diffraction spectrophotometer, mass spectrophotometer, 
atomic absorption gas chromatograph, high pressure liquid chromatograph, ion 
chromatograph, isotope counter, ultracentrifuge, petrographic scopes and equipment for thin 
section preparations, vacuum oven, organic carbon analyzer, neutron soil moisture probe 
and scaler, incubator for plant tissue culture, infrared grain quality analyzer, CHN analyzer, 
and carbon furnace. Growth chambers, extensive greenhouse space and a statewide network 
of research/education centers provide access to a wide range of soil and environmental 
conditions for research into plant growth processes and soil properties. A complete inventory 
of planting and harvesting equipment suitable for small plot work is also available for field 
research. The newly completed Plant Science Building will house laboratories and 
specialized equipment to map DNA markers, to conduct biotechnical gene transfer, and to 
support bioremediation studies. Students have access to a computer laboratory in the 
Department and a comprehensive computer center located on campus. The University 
Libraries on campus and the National Agriculture Library located nearby, supplemented by 
the Library of Congress, make the library resources accessible to students among the best 
in the nation. Many of the Department's projects are conducted in cooperation with other 
departments on campus and with professionals at the headquarters of the Agricultural 
Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture located three miles from 
campus in Beltsville. 



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Financial Assistance 

A limited number of research assistantships and teaching assistantships are available for 
qualified applicants. There is strong competition for these awards, and candidates are 
encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible in the semester preceding 
anticipated enrollment in the Department. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information on the program, contact: 

Dr. Richard Weismiller, Chair 
Department of Agronomy 
1109 H.J. Patterson Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-1306 

For courses, see code AGRO. 



American Studies Program (AMST) 

Chair: Caughey 

Director of Graduate Studies: Paoletti 

Professor: Caughey 

Associate Professors: Kelly, Lounsbury, Mintz, Paoletti, Parks, Sies 

American Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study leading to the Master of 
Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Department is particularly oriented toward 
the study of 19th and 20th century American culture with special emphasis in the areas of 
popular culture, literature and society, women's history, ethnography, material culture, film, 
art, and social and cultural change. By combining courses in American Studies with study 
in other departments and fields, students can tailor their graduate program closely to their 
individual interests and career goals. Internship opportunities are available in area museums, 
archives, government agencies and local historical societies. Courses in material culture 
taught at the Smithsonian Institution and George Washington University are open to students 
in American Studies. The Department also cooperates with the Departments of History, 
Anthropology, Geography, and Urban Studies, and the School of Architecture in sponsoring 
a certificate program in Historic Preservation. Students interested in that program are 
admitted to one of the cooperating departments and, upon successful application to the 
Committee on Historic Preservation, must then complete 24 additional credit hours in 
preservation-related courses. 

Admission Information 

Admitted students have, for the most part, previously majored in American Studies, 
History, English, or Mass Communications; applicants with a broad background in arts and 



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humanities or the behavioral and social sciences are also given serious consideration if 
American subject matter or cultural theory has been emphasized. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Master's Program is undergoing extensive revision. Prospective students should 
contact the department directly for current information. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Ph. D. candidates complete at least 30 credit hours beyond the master's degree that are 
organized around an area of specialization. Students must also pass three written 
comprehensive examinations and, after submitting a detailed prospectus, write and defend 
a dissertation employing two or more disciplines to address a topic or problem contributing 
to our understanding of American culture- 
Facilities and Special Resources 

The Washington area offers extraordinary research facilities for the study of past and 
present American culture, including the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the 
National Museum of American History, and the National Gallery, as well as numerous other 
museums, collections, archives and libraries. Through consortia arrangements with other 
schools in the area, including George Washington University and Georgetown University, 
students may augment their programs with courses otherwise unavailable at the University 
of Maryland. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of teaching assistantships are available in addition to graduate 
fellowships. Students who hold assistantships typically teach two sections of AMST 201, 
Introduction to American Studies. Awards are generally made to students who have 
successfully completed one year in the doctoral program. 

Additional Information 

Additional information on program offerings, degree requirements and financial aid can 
be obtained by writing to: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of American Studies 
2125 Taliaferro Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-1354 

For courses, see code AMST. 



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Animal Sciences Program (ADVP) 

Chair: Douglass 

Professors: Douglass, Erdman, Mather, Peters, Russek-Cohen, Soares, Vijay, Westhoff, 

(ANSC); Dutta, Mallinson, Mohanty (VMED); Heath, Kuenzel, Ottinger (POUL) 

Professors Emeriti: Flyger, Keeney, Vandersall, Williams, Young (ANSC); Hammond 

(VMED) 

Associate Professors: Barao, DeBarthe, Hartsock, Majeskie, Stricklin, Varner (ANSC); 

Carmel, Dyer, Samal, Vakharia(VMED); Doerr, Wabeck, Zimmerman (POUL) 

Assistant Professors: Dahl, Deuel, Keyser, Kohn, Rankin (ANSC); Gasper, Ingling 

(VMED) 

Adjunct Professors: Allen, Oftedal, Paape (ANSC); Driscoll, Eyre (VMED) 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Collins, Feldman, Hoyt, Martin (VMED) 

Affiliate Associate Professor: Stephenson (VMED) 

Lecturer: Loizeaux, Hohenhaus (VMED) 

NOTE: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. Please see the 
Statement on Animal Care and Use and the Policy Statement for Students in the Appendix. 

The Graduate Program in the Animal Sciences offers graduate study leading to the Master 
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The master's degree program offers both the 
thesis and non-thesis options. Faculty research interests include animal nutrition, physiology, 
behavior, aquaculture, equine biomechanics, virology, microbiology, immunology, and 
cellular and molecular biology. Opportunities for study are related to domestic animals, as 
well as other species. 

Admission Information 

The Program requires applicants to submit an application, official academic transcripts, 
statement of goals and research interests, at least three letters of recommendation, and 
official Graduate Record Examination scores. Applicants from non-English speaking 
countries must also submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

Master's Degree Requirements 

During the first semester, the student must select an Advisor and an Advisory Committee 
with approval by the Program Graduate Education Committee. With the Advisory 
Committee's advice, students then file a proposed schedule of courses, including at least one 
credit of ADVP Seminar (ANSC 698A). Committees may require remedial courses if 
students enter with inadequate prerequisites or deficiencies in undergraduate programs. By 
the third semester a thesis research or scholarly paper proposal must be approved. The 
student must also present the thesis or scholarly paper in a public seminar and pass a final 
oral examination, which is given by the Advisory Committee. In addition, a written 
comprehensive examination is required of non-thesis students. A final copy of the thesis or 
scholarly paper must be submitted to the Program Office. Students with adequate 
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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Ph.D. students with master's degrees from other institutions are expected to meet the 
requirements indicated above. The M.S. is not a prerequisite but is advantageous tor 
admission to the Ph.D. program. Two additional credits of the Program Seminar (ANSC 
698 A) are required. A plan of study and a research proposal must be filed with the approval 
of the student's Advisor and Advisory Committee early in the program. At least two 
semesters of teaching experience is required. The Admission to Candidacy Examinations 
are both written and oral. Prior to the final oral examination, the candidate must present his 
or her dissertation in a public seminar. In addition to the dissertation, at least one paper, for 
publication in a referred scientific journal, must be approved. A final copy of the dissertation 
must be submitted to the Program Office. The Ph.D. degree should be completed within 
three years after the M.S. degree. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program's faculty represent research accomplished in a wide variety of related fields. 
Excellent supporting courses in physiology, biochemistry and microbiology are available in 
the appropriate departments. Courses in biometrics (BIOM) provide a strong background in 
experimental design and statistical analysis. Microcomputers are available in the Animal 
Sciences Center. The Computer Science Center offers extensive facilities for statistical data 
analysis. 

Modern new laboratory facilities are available. The College of Veterinary Medicine moved 
to the new Gudelsky Center in 1989 and the Department of Animal Sciences moved into a 
new addition in 1992 with increased laboratory space and new animal facilities. Facilities 
are available for cell culture, monoclonal antibody production, and enzyme-linked 
immunosorbant assays. Instrumentation is available to graduate students for gas liquid 
chromatography, amino acid analysis, atomic absorption, ultra violet and visible 
spectrophotometry, calorimetry, electron microscopy, liquid scintillation radioactivity 
measurements, electrophoresis, ultracentrifugation, ovum micromanipulation, a variety of 
microbiological, extensive recombinant DNA, and an entire spectrum of biochemical 
techniques. New environmentally controlled facilities permit work with laboratory animals. 
Animals available for graduate research include: beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, horses, 
poultry, fish, and "laboratory" species. While experiments with limited numbers of animals 
can be conducted on campus, those that require a large number of animals are conducted at 
outlying farms. A cooperative agreement with the Agricultural Research Service at nearby 
Beltsville, Maryland (BARC) makes laboratory, animal, and research personnel resources 
available for the graduate program. 

In addition to excellent library facilities on campus, the National Agricultural Library, the 
National Library of Medicine, and the Library of Congress constitute the best library 
resources for graduate study available anywhere and are all located within 10 miles of 
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Financial Assistance 

A number of graduate assistantships are available and awarded to students who present 
strong academic records and a capability and motivation to perform well in teaching or in 
research assignments. 

Additional Information 

For specific information on the Program, admission procedures, or financial aid, contact: 

Dr. Larry W. Douglass, Chair 

Animal Sciences (ADVP) Graduate Committee 

Department of Animal Sciences 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-1373 

For courses, see code ANSC. 



Anthropology Program (ANTH) 

Chair: Leone 

Professors: Agar, Chambers, Jackson, Leone, Williams 

Associate Professors: Whitehead 

Assistant Professors: Freidenberg, Stuart 

Professor Emerita: Gonzalez 

The Department of Anthropology offers graduate study leading to a Master of Applied 
Anthropology (MAA) degree. This is a professional program for students interested in an 
anthropology career outside academia. Core courses include preparation in cultural analysis 
and management. Students intern with an agency or organization suitable to their career 
interests. Specialization is flexible, permitting students to select from a variety of areas of 
career focus or to tailor course requirements to their special career requirements. Areas of 
specialization include Health and Community Development, Public Archaeology, and 
Cultural Conservation (e.g., intercultural and cross-cultural communication, cultural 
diversity, environmental preservation, tourism development, etc.). Students seeking to 
pursue interests outside these areas may do so with departmental permission and the 
cooperation of a faculty advisor. 

Admission Information 

Students are required to submit Graduate Record Examination scores and fulfill the 
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Master's Degree Requirements 

The program requires 42 credit hours of coursework. All students must complete an 
internship. There is no thesis requirement. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Three teaching and research labs for physical anthropology and archaeology, a 
departmental computer lab, and a photographic darkroom are available for student use. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of teaching assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. 
Part-time employment related to Department research is occasionally available. 

Additional Information 

For additional information please contact: 

Dr. Erve Chambers, Graduate Director 
Department of Anthropology 
University of Maryland 
College Park. MD 20742 
(301)405-1423 

For courses, see code ANTH. 



Applied Mathematics Program (MAPL) 

Director: Kellogg 

Professors: Russek-Cohen (ANSC); Assad. Ball. Bodin. Gass, Golden, Kotz (BMGT); 
Agrawala. Basili. Kanal. Minker. O'Leary. Reggia, Smith. Stewart (CMSC); Almon. 
Betancourt. Kelejian. Prucha (ECON); Lee (ENAE); Donaldson. Sternberg (ENCE); Gentry. 
McAvoy (ENCH); Abed, Baras. Blankenship. DeClaris, Ephremides. Harger. Krishnaprasad. 
Makowski, Marcus, Mayergoyz, Newcomb, Ott. Taylor, Tits (ENEE); Yang (ENME); 
Dorfman. Kellogg, Yorke (IPST); Alexander, Antman, Benedetto, Berenstein. Cooper, 
Fitzpatrick, Freidlin. Glaz, Grebogi, Green, Greenberg. Grillakis, Johnson. Kueker, 
Maddocks, Nochetto, Osborn, Pego, Sweet, Wolfe (MATH); Baer, Vernekar (METO); 
Banerjee. Brill, Das Sarma. Dragt, Einstein. Ferrell. Gates, Glick, Gluckstern, Greenberg, 
Griffin, Hu. Kim. Korenman, MacDonald, Misner. Prange. Redish. Sucher, Wallace, Woo 
(PHYS); Young (PUAF); Kedem, Mikulski, Slud, Yang (STAT) 

Associate Professors: Alt, Fromovitz, Widhelm (BMGT); Gasarch. Elman (CMSC); 
Coughlin (ECON); Akin, Jones (ENAE); Austin, Schwartz (ENCE); Calabrese, Zafiriou 
(ENCH); Dayawansa, Narayan, Shayman, Tretter (ENEE); Bernard, Shih, Walston 
(ENME); Schneider (MATH); Carton, Robock (METO); Fivel, Hassam (PHYS); Smith 
(STAT); Cohen (ZOOL) 



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Assistant Professors: Fu (BMGT); Austin (ENCE); von Petersdorff (MATH) 

The Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Program offers graduate study leading to the 
Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. These are awarded for graduate study and 
research in mathematics and its applications in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. 
In addition, the Applied Mathematics Program offers certified minors in applied 
mathematics for graduate students not enrolled in the Program. 

The Department of Mathematics assumes the responsibility for the administration of the 
applied mathematics courses under the MAPL label. The Graduate Office of the Department 
also maintains the records of all students in the Applied Mathematics Program and handles 
correspondence with those applying for admission. However, it is important that any 
application for admission indicates clearly whether a student wishes to enter the 
Mathematics (MATH) or the Applied Mathematics (MAPL) Program. 

The Applied Mathematics Program trains individuals who are able to enhance their 
understanding of a wide spectrum of scientific phenomena through the application of 
rigorous mathematical analysis. At least half of the required work is expected to be in courses 
with primarily mathematical content; the remaining courses must apply to a field outside of 
the usual mathematics curriculum. Graduate students currently pursue studies in the 
applications areas of meteorology, algorithm development, pattern recognition, operations 
research, computational dynamics, structural mechanics, mathematical biology, and systems 
and control theory. Many other areas of study are available through the participating 
departments. All students must include courses on numerical and scientific computing in 
their programs. The faculty includes a strong group of specialists in numerical analysis. 

A masters degree program with an emphasis on numerical analysis and computational 
methods is excellent preparation for industrial or government employment. 

Admission Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, applicants with at least a "B" average 
(3.0 on a 4.0 scale) should have completed an undergraduate program of study that includes 
a strong emphasis on rigorous mathematics, preferably through the level of advanced 
calculus and matrix theory. Admission will be based on the applicant's capability to do 
graduate work in applied mathematics as demonstrated by the letters of recommendation, 
grades in coursework, and program of study. In some circumstances, a provisional admission 
may be given to applicants whose mathematical training is not sufficiently advanced. 
Previous education in an application area, such as physics, one of the engineering disciplines, 
or economics, and a basic competence in computational techniques will be favorably 
considered in a student's application, although this is not a prerequisite. 

When a student has decided upon an area of specialization, an advisory committee is 
appointed by the Program Director. This committee is responsible for formulating with the 
student a course of study that leads toward the degree sought. This course of study must 
constitute a unified, coherent program in an acceptable field of specialization of applied 
mathematics and must meet with the approval of the Graduate Committee for Applied 
Mathematics. 



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The Applied Mathematics Program offers certified minors in applied mathematics to 
graduate students who are enrolled in other graduate degree programs at the University of 
Maryland. A student who wishes to pursue a certified minor in applied mathematics must 
fill out an application form for participation in the Certified Minor Program. Such forms are 
available from the Office of the Director of the Applied Mathematics Program. Details on 
course requirements are contained in the policy brochure of the Applied Mathematics 
Program. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

For the master's degree, the Program offers a thesis and non-thesis option. In the thesis 
option, 24 credits of coursework are required with at least six more credits of thesis work. 
In the non-thesis option, 30 credits of coursework are required and the student must pass a 
set of comprehensive examinations. A scholarly paper is also required. In both options, the 
student must participate at least one semester in the Applied Mathematics Seminar. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

For the Ph.D. degree, the student must take 36 credits of coursework and pass a set of 
comprehensive written examinations at the Ph.D. level. In addition, the student must pass 
the Oral Candidacy Examination, which tests the student on advanced material to determine 
if he or she is prepared to do the research for a doctoral dissertation. At least 12 credits of 
dissertation work are required. The doctoral student must also participate in at least two 
semesters in the Applied Mathematics Seminar. 

All M.A. and Ph.D. students must take at least one semester of numerical analysis. Details 
on the level and distribution of coursework and examinations in mathematics and in the 
applications area are given in the policy brochure of the Applied Mathematics Program 
available at the Applied Mathematics Office. Further information on the Interdisciplinary 
Applied Mathematics Program may be found at the web site: 
http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Colleges/CMPS/Depts/ Applied Math 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program is very active in research in a number of areas, strengthened further by a 
complement of mathematicians from the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, the 
School of Engineering, and the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer 
Science. The university has an excellent technical library as well as an extensive network 
of high performance workstations for faculty and graduate students. 

Financial Assistance 

The Program offers teaching assistantships as the main source of support for graduate 
students in the Department of Mathematics. These assistantships carry a stipend plus 
remission of tuition of up to 10 credit hours each semester. Some research assistantships are 
also available through participating departments once a student has acquired advanced 
training. 



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Additional Information 

For more specific information, contact: 

Director 

Applied Mathematics Program 

1 104 Mathematics Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-5062 

For courses, see code MAPL. 



Architecture Program (ARCH) 

Dean: Hurtt 

Associate Dean and Director: Sachs 

Professors: Bechhoefer, Bennett, Bonta, Etlin, Fogle, Francescato, Hill, Hurtt, Lewis, 

Schlesinger, Schumacher, Vann 

Associate Professors: Bell, Bovill, DuPuy, Gournay, Kelly 

Assistant Professors: Gardner 

Lecturers: Dynerman, Mclnturff, Sachs, Wiedemann 

The School of Architecture offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Architecture 
degree. The School's objective is to provide professional education and training in 
architecture of the highest possible quality. The program is organized around required 
courses in architectural and urban design, architectural history and theory, and architectural 
science and technology. Electives in architecture and related fields are available in a 
curriculum that is rigorous and challenging. The School is accredited by the National 
Architectural Accreditation Board and is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools 
of Architecture assigned to the Northeastern Region. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the graduate program is competitive. In addition to the Graduate School 
requirements, candidates must submit the following: 1 ) three letters of recommendation from 
persons competent to judge the applicant's probable success in graduate architectural school; 
2) the Graduate Record Examination scores (not over five years old); and 3) evidence of 
creative ability in the form of a portfolio of drawings, photographs, or other expressive 
media. Details concerning format and content may be obtained from the School of 
Architecture. 

Three categories of students will be considered for admission: 1) students with a four-year 
bachelor's degree (architecture or equivalent major) from accredited architecture schools; 
2) students who do not have a bachelor's degree in architecture from an accredited college 
or university but have successfully completed specified undergraduate prerequisites that are 
outlined by the School of Architecture; and 3) students with an accredited professional 



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bachelor's or master's degree in architecture. Students are expected to enroll on a full-time 
basis. For complete information on curricula requirements for these categories, write to the 
School of Architecture. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

1. Students entering the program with a four-year bachelor's degree in architecture from 
an accredited college or university normally need two years of graduate study to complete 
the requirements for the professional Master of Architecture degree. The established 
curriculum requires four semesters of academic work encompassing a total of 60 credits. 
Additional credits may be required depending upon the admissions committee's evaluation 
of the individual's academic and architectural experience. 

2. Students who enter the professional program without an architecture bachelor's degree 
will normally require seven semesters of design studio and other prerequisite courses. 
Students may be granted advanced standing if they have completed the appropriate 
prerequisites. Information on required courses and curriculum may be obtained from the 
School of Architecture. 

3. A special option leading to the Master of Architecture degree is available for those 
students who already possess a professional degree in architecture (B.Arch. or M.Arch.) 
from an accredited program. This option is designed to accommodate the needs of students 
who wish to do advanced work beyond that required for the professional degree. Applicants 
must specify in detail the nature of the proposed course of study for review and approval 
by the admissions committee prior to their admission. The School currently provides 
resources for advanced work in international studies in architecture, architectural history 
and preservation, and architectural technology. 

4. A program leading to a Master's Certificate in Historic Preservation is available to 
M.Arch. candidates. The course of study includes 24 credits and an approved thesis, which 
may satisfy requirements of both the Architecture and Preservation curricula. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The School of Architecture is ideally located between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore 
and surrounded by a number of historic communities and a varied physical environment. 
The resulting opportunity for environmental design study is unsurpassed. The School's 
resources include a modern physical plant that provides design workstations for each student, 
a wood-working and model shop, an environmental testing laboratory, a computer-aided 
design facility, and a darkroom. The School's library contains some 26,000 monographs and 
6,000 current periodicals, making it one of the major architectural libraries in the nation. 
The National Trust Library for Historic Preservation, housed in McKeldin Library, contains 
11,000 volumes and 450 periodical titles. The slide collection includes approximately 
260,000 slides on architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and technical subjects. The 
School also provides an opportunity for professional experience and service through its 
nonprofit Center for Architectural Design and Research and CADRE Corporation, whose 
mission is to broaden the educational experience of students through environmental design 
services directed by faculty members and rendered to a variety of clients. 



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Students continue to participate in field archaeology. Projects in the past have taken place 
in Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, and Sri Lanka. The School is a sponsoring member of 
CAHEP (Caesarea Ancient Harbor Excavation Project) where qualified students participate 
in both land and underwater archaeology. 

Summer workshops for historic preservation are sponsored by the School in Cape May, 
NJ, a designated national historic landmark district, and Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire, 
England. Students may earn credit doing hands-on restoration work and by attending lectures 
presented by visiting architects, preservationists, and scholars. 

Financial Assistance 

The School of Architecture offers a limited and varying number of teaching and research 
assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and internships. Applicants should apply for 
financial assistance when submitting the application for admission. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information on the program, contact: 

Graduate Director 
School of Architecture 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1411 
(301)405-6284 

For courses, see code ARCH. 



Art History and Archaeology Program (ARTH) 

Chair: Farquhar 

Professors: Denny, Eyo, Farquhar, Hargrove, Miller, Pressly, Wheelock 

Associate Professors: Kuo, Spiro, Venit, Withers 

Assistant Professors: Colantuono, Holland, Promey, Sharp 

Adjunct Professor: Kelly 

The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers graduate study leading to the 
Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Art History. The Program is committed 
to the advanced study and scholarly interpretation of works of art from the prehistoric era 
to the present and is grounded in the concept of art as a humanistic experience. The faculty 
offers expertise in all phases of the history of Western art as well as the arts of Africa, Pre- 
Columbian America, and East Asia. 

Admission Information 

For admission to the Master's program, students should have an undergraduate degree from 
an accredited college or university or its equivalent. Although the applicant must 



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demonstrate a general knowledge of art history, an undergraduate major in art history is not 
required. Students are required to submit the Graduate Record Examination scores lor 
admission. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

For the Master's degree, the student will complete 30 credit hours at the 600 and 700 levels 
(at least 9 of these credits must be 700 level seminars; 6 credits are for thesis research; and 
one course must be ARTH 692, Methods of Art History); maintain a grade of B or better in 
coursework; pass the departmental language examination in either French, German, or a 
language appropriate to the area studied, such as Japanese; complete a thesis that 
demonstrates competency in research and in original investigation; and pass a final oral 
examination on the thesis and the field that it represents. Courses must be taken in at least 
five of the eleven designated fields of study. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree include 21 credit hours of courses taken 
at the 600 level or above with a grade of B or better; ARTH 692, Methods of Art History, 
if not previously taken; reading knowledge of both French and German or other languages 
appropriate to the area studied; oral and written qualifying examinations in the student's 
major and minor fields; a dissertation that demonstrates the student's capacity to perform 
independent research; and a final oral examination on the dissertation and the field it 
represents. The requirements listed above assume a student has entered the Ph.D. program 
having already earned an M. A. or equivalent degree. The Department also offers an 
alternative Ph.D. program that permits qualified students to pursue the doctorate without 
earning a M.A. degree. The requirements are similar to those above except fifteen courses 
(45 hours) distributed over at least five of the designated fields are required. Admission to 
the direct doctoral program is decided on a case by case basis. 

Applicants are required to submit their applications by January 15 for entrance in the Fall 
term. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Art Library houses approximately 70,000 volumes as well as a vast body of auxiliary 
material, including about a million sheets of microfiche. The Department's visual aids 
facility contains 175,000 slides and a constantly growing battery of video technology. The 
Art Gallery, which is also located in the Art/Sociology Building, maintains a lively and 
varied exhibition schedule and has a permanent collection of twentieth-century American 
paintings and prints and a study collection of African art. Graduate courses in museum 
studies are offered through the Gallery. For hands-on study of archaeological artifacts, the 
Department has the Lloyd and Jeanne Raport collection of some 130 objects from ancient 
Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Pre-Columbian America. 

Qualified graduate students may take part in the excavations at the University of Maryland 
Caesarea Project, which is an ongoing archaeological project at Caesarea Maritima, Israel. 
Work at this site may lead to M.A. or Ph.D. dissertations. Students may also be eligible to 



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participate in the archaeological fieldwork of Professor Eyo in Nigeria or Professor Miller 
at ancient Mexican sites. 

The University of Maryland is located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and is 30 minutes 
from the National Gallery of Art and the National Gallery's Center for Advanced Study in 
the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Corcoran Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn 
Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of 
African Art, the Freer and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, which are devoted to the art of East 
Asia, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many other major art museums. The 
campus is a 40-minute drive from such Baltimore institutions as the Walters Art Gallery and 
the Baltimore Museum of Art. In addition to the University's library resources, graduate 
students have access to the Library of Congress, the Archives of American Art, and the 
libraries of Dumbarton Oaks and other research facilities. In order to enhance the student's 
curricular choices, the Department maintains an arrangement for course exchange with the 
Art History department of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The Department is 
also a member of the Washington Area Art History Consortium, which unites the graduate 
art history departments of the greater Washington area and further expands the educational 
opportunities for students. 

The Department organizes a variety of liaison activities with leading cultural institutions 
in the Washington-Baltimore area. The Department and the National Gallery of Art jointly 
sponsor the annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, which provides the 
opportunity for advanced graduate students from universities in the Middle Atlantic region 
to present their research at a professional forum. Special seminars are frequently given by 
curators of such local collections as the National Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery, or the 
Department of Prints and Photographs at the Library of Congress. A program has been 
initiated whereby CASVA Fellows will meet with our students for informal colloquia. The 
Department also co-sponsors international symposia such as Van Dyck 350 with the Center 
for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and other local institutions. 

Financial Assistance 

Fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit by the College of Arts and Humanities and 
by the Graduate School. Several graduate assistantships are awarded by the Department. 
Also, four Museum Fellowships are awarded each semester by the Department of Art History 
for research at major museums in the Washington-Baltimore area. Approximately thirty 
graduate students are fully supported with stipends and tuition each semester. The 
Department's Frank Di Federico Fellowship, in memory of the late Professor Di Federico, 
supports work on the doctoral dissertation. In honor of its former chairman, the Department 
has established the George Levitine Art History Endowment in support of research activities 
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Additional Information 

For information on the Master of Education in Art Education, refer to the entry for the 
Curriculum and Instruction Program (EDCI) in this catalog. A more detailed description of 
Departmental requirements for the above programs and other information may be obtained 
from: 

Graduate Secretary 

Department of Art History and Archaeology 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-1479 

For courses, see code ARTH. 



Art Program (ARTT) 

Chair: Pogue 

Professors: DeMonte, Driskell, Fabiano, Lapinski, Pogue 

Associate Professors: Craig, Forbes, Gelman, Gips*, Humphrey, Kehoe, Klank, Lozner, 

McCarty, Niese, Richardson, Ruppert, Sham, Thorpe 

Lecturer: Jacobs 

'Director, University Art Gallery 

The Department of Art offers a program of graduate study leading to the degree of Master 
of Fine Arts (MFA). Graduate Faculty consists of over 18 active professional artists 
specializing in the traditional studio areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. 
Additional interests are reflected in course offerings such as papermaking, environmental 
art, mixed media, and photography. 

Admission Information 

The Art Department requires an undergraduate degree with an art major from an accredited 
college or university, or its equivalent, for admission to the graduate program. A minimum 
of 30 credit hours of undergraduate work in studio courses and 12 credit hours in art history 
courses is recommended. 

The MFA Degree is the terminal degree in studio art. Only the highest level of 
undergraduate work is appropriate for graduate application. The Department of Art seeks 
students who have developed coherent bodies of work that are personal and focused. The 
slide portfolio is the most important component of the application to the MFA program. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Candidates for the Master of Fine Arts Degree must complete a program that consists of 
a minimum of 36 credit hours. These 36 hours break down into 24 credit hours of studio 
courses, 6 credit hours of Art History or Art Theory, and 6 credit hours of Masters Thesis 



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Research. All graduate studio courses are independent studies. Graduate Reviews, with 
committees made up of six to ten faculty, take place at the end of each semester. Each MFA 
candidate must present his or her work in a Thesis Exhibition, installed in the University of 
Maryland Art Gallery each Spring, develop a written component to the Thesis (these have 
varied in length from five to fifty pages in recent years), and present an oral defense of the 
Thesis. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Studio facilities are spacious and well-equipped. Painting students are able to work in oils, 
acrylic, watercolor, fresco, and encaustic. The sculpture area includes a woodshop, a welding 
and forging area, a stone and related materials area, and an active foundry. Printmakers can 
choose to work in intaglio, lithography, photo-etching, silkscreen, or woodcuts. Drawing 
and papermaking facilities are also available as well as special project rooms. 

Each graduate student is provided with a studio and access to models and classroom 
facilities. Environmental works and sculptural installations may be built both indoors and 
outside on the grounds. 

Within the building housing the Department of Art, there are two galleries and a library. 
The University of Maryland Art Gallery, an independent unit that works closely with the 
Department of Art, features national and international contemporary and historical 
exhibitions as well as faculty and annual MFA Thesis shows. The West Gallery is a student 
organized gallery that features student exhibitions, lectures, special projects, and a space for 
social activities. The Art Library, separate from the large research libraries on campus, has 
an outstanding collection of books, catalogues, periodicals, and reproductions, all indexed 
on computer and CD ROM systems. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers seven teaching assistantships and the College offers two-year 
fellowships. A number of Graduate School Fellowships are also available. Applications 
should be submitted by February 1, for consideration for a graduate assistantship or 
fellowship. 

Additional Information 

For further information, contact: 

The Art Department 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-7790 

For courses, see code ARTT. 



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Astronomy Department (ASTR) 

Chair: Leventhal 

Professors: A'Hearn, Bell. Bin/. Earl, Harrington, Kumdu. Papadopoulous, Ruse. Trimble, 

Went/el, Wilson 

Professor Emeriti: Erickson, Kerr, Wentzel 

Associate Professors: Mundy. Vbgel 

Assistant Professor: Hamilton, Stone, Veilleux 

Adjunct Professors: Hauser, Holt. Westerhout 

Associate Research Scientists: Goodrich. Gopalswamy, Lope/., Schmahl, Sharma. White 

Assistant Research Scientists: Arnaud. Aschwanden. Golla. Grossman 

The Department of Astronomy offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science 
and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The M.S. program includes both thesis and non-thesis 
option. 

A full schedule of courses in all fields of astronomy is offered including galactic astronomy, 
high energy astrophysics, solar system astrophysics, observational astronomy, celestial 
mechanics, solar physics, study of the interstellar medium, extragalactic astronomy, and 
plasma astrophysics. Some areas in which the faculty focus their research efforts are comets, 
stellar atmospheres and spectra, solar radio astronomy, mm wavelength astronomy, the 
interstellar medium, active galaxies, plasma astrophysics and high energy astrophysics. 

Admission Information 

No formal undergraduate course work in astronomy is required. However, an entering 
student should have a basic, working knowledge of the subject, which could be obtained 
from one of many elementary textbooks. A more advanced knowledge will of course enable 
a student to progress more rapidly during the first year of graduate work. 

A satisfactory score on the GRE Advanced Test in Physics is normally required before an 
applicant's admission to the Graduate School will be considered, but the Graduate Entrance 
Committee may waive this requirement in special cases. Instead, the committee may set 
other conditions as a requirement for admission to be fulfilled either before admission or 
during the first year at Maryland. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Candidates for the Master of Science degree with thesis are required to complete 24 credits 
exclusive of registration for master's research. At least 12 credits must be in the major area 
and at least 12 must be at the 600 level (not necessarily the same 12). In addition, at least 
six credits must be in a related field (supporting area). 

The non-thesis option of the M.S. degree requires a total of 30 credits, of which 18 must 
be in the major and at least 18 at the 600 level. Six of the credits in the major must be taken 
at the 600 level. The student must also pass a written examination, usually consisting of the 
written part of the Ph.D. qualifying examination with appropriately chosen passing 
requirements. 



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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Students must take at least four and normally will take all of the following principal 
courses: ASTR 600, 605, 610, 620, 640, and 670. These courses are usually completed within 
the first two years of the Ph.D. program. Twelve credits of advanced physics courses are 
also required. Students will be aided at the end of the first year in choosing a suitable research 
project that is required during the second year. Students may qualify for the Ph.D. program 
based on their coursework and research project performance and on a written examination 
integrating the six principal courses. The examination is taken during the summer after the 
second year. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department of Astronomy carries on an extensive research program in the areas 
discussed above with the graduate students playing an active role in this research. 
Approximately one-fourth of all research papers published have a graduate student as one 
of the authors. 

The University of Maryland has joined with the University of California at Berkeley and 
the University of Illinois in a project to expand and upgrade the radio observatory located 
at Kat Creek in California. The original array of 3 antennas was increased to 9 as of the Fall 
of 1995. A further increase to 10 antennas is expected. Long baseline capabilities have been 
added giving this array the highest resolution of any millimeter-wavelength telescope array. 
This array is the most powerful such instrument in the world and is a major tool for the 
exploration of the interstellar medium. Although it is possible to do remote observing from 
the Maryland site, students are encouraged to travel to the site to learn about the instrument 
firsthand. Data reduction is possible "in house" as the result of a major expansion in the 
computer facilities in the department. 

The Program has strong interaction with national astronomy observatories, where many 
students and faculty maintain observing programs, and also with neighboring scientific 
institutes. A major program of cooperative research has been established with the Goddard 
Space Flight Center, where a number of graduate students conduct research. There are also 
contacts with the Naval Observatory, the Naval Research Lab, and other government 
agencies. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department of Astronomy offers both teaching and research assistantships. In recent 
years, there have been approximately 16 teaching assistants and 15 research assistants 
annually. Most students also receive assistantships to cover the summer period. These are 
either with faculty in the Program or with staff members at the Goddard Space Flight Center. 
Some summer teaching assistantships are also available. The deadline for financial support 
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Additional Information 

For more specific information, contact: 

Graduate Admission Committee 

Department of Astronomy 

1205 Computer and Space Sciences Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-2421 

(301)405-1505 

For courses, see code ASTR. 



Biochemistry Program (BCHM) 

Chair: Jarvis 

Professors: Dunaway-Mariano, Hansen 
Professors Emeriti: Holmlund, Keeney, Munn 
Associate Professor: Sampugna, Julin, Rokita 
Assistant Professors: Woodson, Forbes, Kahn, Arias 

The Graduate Program in Biochemistry offers study leading to Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Research specialization at College Park is available in drug 
metabolism, enzyme mechanisms, bioorganic chemistry, lipid biochemistry, membrane 
structure and function, metabolic regulation, nucleic acid biochemistry, nutritional 
biochemistry, and x-ray crystallography. 

Admission Information 

Admission to graduate study at the University of Maryland normally requires a minimum 
of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), or equivalent degree with a 
minimum of 30 semester or 40 quarter hours of chemistry, an overall grade point average 
greater than 3.0 (on a scale where the average grade is 2.0), and 3 letters of reference 
indicating a potential for independent, creative scientific research. The study program in 
chemistry should have included at least 1 year of physical chemistry, 1 year of organic 
chemistry, and 1 semester of inorganic chemistry, as well as laboratory courses in organic 
chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry. 

The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants. 
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also present the results of the Test of 
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

The above requirements represent minimum requirements and the competition for available 
space may limit admissions to persons with credentials above these minimum requirements. 

Before obtaining a degree in the program, a student must demonstrate adequate preparation 
in biochemistry and in analytical, organic, and physical chemistry. Diagnostic examinations 



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in these subjects are offered to students at the beginning of their first semester for this 
purpose. Students who perform unsatisfactorily on these examinations or who may not have 
had undergraduate preparation in one or more of these areas will be advised to register for 
appropriate courses. Information on course work, comprehensive examinations, and the 
research interests of the faculty is available from the program office for the guidance of 
degree candidates. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis options. Twenty-four course 
credits and six research credits are required for either option. The non-thesis option requires 
a comprehensive final examination, while the thesis option requires one seminar presentation 
and an oral defense of the thesis. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Twenty-one course credit hours with twelve credits of research, two seminar presentations, 
an oral exam for advancement to candidacy, and a final dissertation defense are required for 
the doctoral degree. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Biochemistry research is conducted in well-equipped research laboratories. In addition, the 
following central facilities are available: animal colony, fermentation pilot plant, analytical 
ultracentrifuge, PDP-1 1, Silicon Graphics, and VAX computers; a state-of-the-art computer 
graphics facility, liquid scintillation counters, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass 
spectrometers, and a chemistry-biochemistry library. 

Financial Assistance 

Entering graduate students are normally supported with graduate teaching assistantships. 
Teaching assistants usually instruct undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes and 
receive in return a tuition waiver of ten credits each semester plus a stipend and benefits. 

Additional Information 

Information on requirements and research interests of the faculty may be obtained from: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301) 405-7022 

For courses, see BCHM. 



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Biological Resources Engineering Program (ENBE) 

Acting Chair: Wheaton 

Professors: Brodic, Johnson, Wheaton 

Professors Emeriti: Harris, Krewatch 

Associate Professors: Grant, Kangas, Magctte, Ross, Shirmohammadi 

Associate Professors Emeriti: Krewatch, Merrick, Stewart 

Assistant Professors: Brown 

Instructor: Carr 

Research Associates: Hochheimer 

Programs of graduate study in Biological Resources Engineering lead to the degrees of 
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Areas of specialization include Aquacultural 
Engineering, Bioengineering, Food Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. The 
program has a strong environmental orientation; research topics range from preventing 
nutrients and pesticides from polluting natural waters (e.g., the Chesapeake Bay) to 
maximizing the protection of workers wearing respiratory equipment in hazardous 
environments. Biomedical projects involve human health care and sports medicine, as well 
as equine veterinary medicine. Aquacultural Engineering projects include recirculating 
aquacultural systems, waste management, and development of seafood processing 
equipment. Food safety, production and processing of food and fiber from terrestrial and 
aquatic environments, and wise use and conservation of natural resources are all important 
focal points in the Biological Resources Engineering Graduate Program. 

Graduates have excellent employment opportunities with multiple job openings for every 
student completing an advanced degree. Projections indicate that the demand for biological 
resources engineers with advanced degrees will continue to be strong in the future. 

Admission Information 

Admission is open to graduates in engineering, physical science, or biological science who 
meet the Graduate School requirements and who have (or will have) satisfactorily completed 
a core of basic engineering courses. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

For the thesis M.S. program, a minimum of 30 credit hours is required, including at least 
nine hours of 600-level ENBE courses, six hours of thesis research and three hours of 
600-level biometrics/statistics. A non-thesis M.S. also is available requiring a minimum of 
33 credit hours, which includes at least nine hours of 600-level ENBE courses, three hours 
for a required scientific paper and three hours of 600-level biometrics/statistics. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

A minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree is required for the Ph.D. 
program, including 12 hours of 600-level (or above) ENBE courses, 12 hours of dissertation 
research, and 9 credits of 400-level (or above) biometrics/statistics/mathematics, of which 



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at least 3 credits must be 600-level biometrics/statistics. Additional courses may be required, 
depending on the student's background. 

The Department has no language requirements for either graduate degree. Except for the 
above credit-hour requirements, individual M.S. or Ph.D. programs are kept as flexible as 
possible and are tailored to meet the intellectual and professional objectives of each student. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to state-of-the-art laboratories in our new (1994) building, the facilities of the 
Agricultural Experiment Station, the Computer Science Center, the Exercise Physiology 
Laboratory, and the College of Engineering are also accessible. Additional off campus 
facilities are available for projects in human and veterinary medicine and environmental 
protection. Students also have access to the nearby National Agricultural Library, the Library 
of Medicine, and through cooperative agreements, to facilities of the USDA Agricultural 
Research Center at Beltsville and facilities of the National Institutes of Health. Arrangements 
can also be made to access other government agency laboratories. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance may be available to qualified candidates in the form of teaching or 
research assistantships, part-time work, or fellowships. 

Additional Information 

For additional information contact: 

Dr. Fredrick Wheaton 

Graduate Coordinator 

Biological Resources Engineering Department 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-1198 

For courses, see code ENBE. 



Business and Management Program (BMGT) 

Dean: Mayer 

Associate Deans: Olian, Stocker 

Assistant Deans: Wellman, Schram 

Director of Doctoral Program: Madan 

Director of MBA and M.S. Programs: Estrada 

Chairs: Alavi, Corsi, Durand, Golden, Hevner, Kolodny, Locke, S. Loeb, Grimm 

Professors: Alavi, Assad, Ball, Bartol, Bedingfield, Bodin, Bradford, Carroll, Chen, Corsi, 

Durand, Gannon, Gass, Golden, Gordon, Greer, Grimm, Gupta, Haslem, Hevner, Kolodny, 



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Kotz, Lamone, Leete, Levine, Locke, M. Loeb, S. Loeb, Mayer, Preston, Senbet, Simon, 

Sims, Smith, Yao 

Professors Emeriti: Jolson, Taff 

Associate Professors: Alt, Biehal, Chang, Eun, Fromovitz, Krapfel, Madan, Maksimovic, 

Nickels, Olian, Raschid, Taylor, Wagner, Widhelm, Windle 

Assistant Professors: Ali, Dresner, Evers, Fu, Kaku, Kandelin, LeClere, Lefkoff-Hagius, 

Liu, Ostas, Pichler, Scott, Sengupta, Seshadri, Stevens, Stockdale, Thompson, Unal, Wally, 

Wheeler, Wong, Shaffer 

The College of Business and Management offers graduate study leading to the degrees of 
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business and Management 
(M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The College's MBA program is accredited 
nationally by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Only about 
30 percent of the more than 1 ,000 graduate programs in the country are accredited by the 
AACSB, a reflection of the quality of faculty, students, curriculum, and facilities. 

Areas of faculty specialization include accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management 
science and statistics, information systems, international business, marketing, management 
and organization, transportation, and business and public policy. 

Admission Information 

Admission criteria for the MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs are based on: (1) quality of 
undergraduate and graduate coursework; (2) score on the Graduate Management Admission 
Test (GMAT); (3) two letters of recommendation; (4) other relevant information and 
professional experience; and (5) written essays of objectives. Prospective applicants should 
contact the program at (301) 405-2278 for master's degree application materials and (301) 
405-2214 for the Ph.D. program. 

MBA Degree Requirements 

The College of Business and Management offers an MBA program designed to provide 
the educational foundation for those students with the potential to exhibit the highest degree 
of excellence in future careers as professional managers. Program prerequisites include a 
bachelor's degree, successful completion of a college-level calculus course, and facility with 
the microcomputer. The MBA program requires 54 credits of coursework, which is normally 
four semesters for a full-time student. There is no thesis requirement. Successful students 
in the program are expected to demonstrate the following: (1) a thorough and integrated 
knowledge of the basic tools, concepts, and theories relating to professional management; 
(2) behavioral and analytical skills necessary to deal creatively and effectively with 
organizations and management problems; (3) an understanding of the economic, political, 
technological, and social environments in which organizations operate; (4) a sense of 
professional and personal integrity and social responsibility in the conduct of managerial 
affairs both internal and external to the organization. 

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation 
and will be given a specified amount of time to raise the average to a 3.0. Failure to do so 
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Maryland MBA graduates obtain employment in a wide spectrum of organizations at 
highly competitive starting salaries. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The College offers an M.S. program in Business Administration. The M.S. program 
provides students with a well-defined set of technical tools. The Program is designed for 
students with strong quantitative skills who desire a more technical management education. 
Students typically come to the program with undergraduate majors in business, engineering, 
sciences, information and computer systems, mathematics, or economics. Depending on the 
concentration selected, the program calls for either 30 or 33 credit hours beyond the 
prerequisites. A thesis option is offered that may represent six credits in the area of 
concentration. Program progress and admission standards described above for the MBA 
program are also applicable to the M.S. program. Please call the Director of MBA/MS 
programs at (301) 405-2280 for additional information on courses available. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program is designed to produce outstanding scholars in management-related 
disciplines. Thus, a strong research philosophy pervades the entire program. Only full-time 
students are admitted. The low student-to-faculty ratio fosters a high degree of interaction 
between faculty and students on research projects of mutual interest, frequently culminating 
in journal articles. Students whose career aspirations are congruent with the program's 
research orientation can look forward to a learning experience that is not only demanding 
but also stimulating and enriching. Recent graduates are employed at various academic 
institutions including: Boston College, Columbia University, Georgia Tech, Houston, Penn 
State, Syracuse, Texas A & M, Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas, William and 
Mary, Baruch, and the University of Washington. 

All Ph.D. students are provisionally admitted and must achieve at least 3.25 GPA in each 
of their first two semesters. Failure to do so results in being placed on probation for one 
semester. The student will then be dismissed unless a 3.25 overall GPA is obtained. Ph.D. 
course requirements depend on the amount of relevant prior study. Preparation in calculus 
is required for admission. 

The Ph.D. student may select a single major (18 credits), one minor (12 credits), and a set 
of research tools courses (12 credits). Major areas of research may be chosen from among 
such fields as accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, 
management science and statistics, marketing, organizational behavior and theory, 
management strategy and planning, and transportation. 

Minors and second majors may include areas inside or outside the College of Business and 
Management. Typical outside minors include computer science, economics, engineering, 
government and politics, mathematics, psychology, and sociology. 

Students are required to take a written comprehensive examination in the major area. 
Additional exam(s) may be required. Upon successful completion of all coursework and 
comprehensive exam(s), the student is advanced to candidacy. 



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Each Ph.D. candidate prepares a formal dissertation proposal and defends it at an open 
meeting of faculty and students. The proposal should clearly indicate how the dissertation 
will make a contribution to the literature of the field. Every doctoral student must register 
for a minimum of 12 dissertation research credits during the program. 

MBA/JD Joint Program 

The College of Business and Management and the School of Law of the University of 
Maryland at Baltimore offer a joint program of studies leading to MBA and JD degrees. 
Under the terms of the joint program, a student may earn both degrees in four academic 
years. The accelerated program is possible because some courses can be credited toward 
both degrees. Candidates must apply for admission to the Law School at Baltimore as well 
as to the Graduate School at College Park and must be admitted to both programs. 

Eighteen credits of law will be substituted for MBA elective coursework. Grade point 
averages in each program will be computed separately and students must maintain minimum 
standards in each school to continue in the program. The Graduate School will not accept 
transfer credit from coursework taken outside the joint program. A student must complete 
both programs satisfactorily in order to receive both degrees. The MBA and the JD degrees 
must be awarded simultaneously. A student whose enrollment is terminated in one program 
may elect to complete work for the degree in which he or she remains enrolled, but such 
completion must be upon the same conditions as required of regular (nonjoint program) 
degree candidates. Student programs must be approved by the law school adviser for the 
joint program and the MBA Program Director. For further discussion of admission and 
degree requirements, students should see the above and consult the entry in the University 
of Maryland School of Law catalog. 

MBA/MPM Joint Program 

The College of Business and Management and the School of Public Affairs offer a joint 
program of studies leading to the MBA and MPM degrees. Under the terms of the joint 
program, a student may earn both degrees in approximately five semesters. The accelerated 
program is possible because some courses can be credited toward both degrees. Candidates 
must be admitted to both programs. 

Under the joint program, 66 credits are required for graduation, split about equally between 
the programs. Grade point averages in each program will be computed separately and 
students must maintain minimum standards in each school to continue in the program. A 
student must complete both programs satisfactorily in order to receive both degrees. A 
student whose enrollment in either program is terminated may elect to complete work for 
the degree in which he or she remains enrolled, but such completion must be upon the same 
conditions as required of regular (nonjoint program) degree candidates. Student programs 
must be approved by the Associate Dean of the School of Public Affairs and the MBA 
Program Director. For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students 
should see the general admission requirements for each program. 



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Facilities and Special Resources 

The College faculty has been recruited from the graduate programs of leading universities 
in the nation. They are dedicated scholars, teachers, and professional leaders with a strong 
commitment to academic excellence and the education of the professional manager and 
researcher. 

Special programs offered by the College include courses in entrepreneurship through the 
Michael D. Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and an MBA practicum course, BMGT 
791, in which students research a problem of significant management concern in a 
participating firm or agency. Through graduate program requirements and faculty research 
activities, students gain exposure to private enterprise, to the public sector, and to the vast 
education, research, library, and cultural resources of Washington, D.C. 

Students also have access to the exceptional academic and professional resources of the 
College Park campus including excellent library and computer facilities. A remote computer 
terminal and on-line teletype facilities are located in the program's building. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial aid is available to qualified students in the form of fellowships, graduate 
assistantships, work-study, scholarships, and for Ph.D. students, instructorships. 

Additional Information 

The College has available brochures that give specific degree requirements for the MBA 
and Ph.D. programs. Initial inquiries should be directed to: 

Director of MBA/MS Admissions Director of the Doctoral Program 

College of Business & Management College of Business & Management 

University of Maryland University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-2278 (301)405-2214 

For courses, see code BMGT 



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Chemical Engineering Program (ENCH) 

Chair: Scngers 1 

Professors: Choi, Gentry, Greer, McAvoy 2 , Regan, Sengcrs 1 , Smith, Weigand 

Associate Professors: Bentley 3 , Calahresc, Gasner, Harris, Wang, Zafiriou 2 

Assistant Professors: Adomaitis 2 

Adjunct Professors: Periera, Ranade 

Emiritus Professor: Beckman 

Visiting Professor: Anisimov 1 

'Joint appointment with Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP 

2 Joint appointment with Institute for Systems Research, UMCP 

\Ioint appointment with the Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, MBI 

The Chemical Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Major areas of graduate research are: applied 
polymer science and engineering, biochemical engineering, aerosol and nanoparticle 
technology, turbulence and multiphase flow, thermophysical properties, and chemical 
process systems engineering. An interdisciplinary research program is available in the 
chemical process systems engineering area. 

Admission Information 

The programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are open 
to qualified students holding the Bachelor of Science degree. Admission may be granted to 
students with degrees in other engineering and science areas from accredited programs, and 
it may be necessary in some cases to require courses to fulfill an undergraduate Chemical 
Engineering background. The general regulations of the Graduate School apply in reviewing 
applications. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. All students seeking graduate 
degrees in Chemical Engineering must enroll in ENCH 610, 620, 630, and 640 if they have 
not completed equivalent courses. In addition to Graduate School regulations, special degree 
requirements are included in Departmental publications. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

In addition to Graduate School regulations, special degree requirements include a written 
Ph.D. qualifying examination and an oral presentation of a research proposal covering the 
Ph.D. dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

A number of special facilities are available for graduate study and research and are 
coordinated through the Polymer Reaction Engineering Laboratory, the Chemical Process 
Systems Laboratory, the Laboratory for Mixing Studies, the Thermophysical Properties 



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Laboratory, the Laboratory for Biochemical Engineering, and the Bioprocess Scale Up 
Facility. These laboratories contain advanced digital process control computers, AI 
computers, polymer processing equipment and polymerization reactors, polymer 
characterization instrumentation, fermentors, a laser doppler anemometry facility, and an 
aerosol characterization facility. 

Financial Assistance 

Fellowships, as well as research and teaching assistantships, are available on a limited basis 
for qualified graduate students. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information on the graduate program, contact: 

Graduate Director 

Chemical Engineering Department 

2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-21 1 1 

(301)405-1935 

For courses, see code ENCH. 



Chemical Physics Program (CHPH) 

Director: Coplan (IPST) 

Associate Director: Moore (CHEM) 

Professors: Alexander, Khanna, Mignerey, G. Miller, Tossell, Weiner (CHEM); Gentry, 

Greer (ENCH); Chellappa, Dagenais, Davis, Lee (ENEE); Ott (ENEE/PHYS); Gupta 

(ENME); Coplan, Gammon, Ginter, Hill, Mcllrath (IPST); Sengers (IPST/ENCH); 

Thirumalai, Weeks (IPST/CHEM); Dorfman, Fisher, Kirkpatrick (IPST/PHYS); Skiff 

(LPR/PHYS); Williams (PHYS/IPST); DasSarma, Einstein, Lynn (PHYS) 

Associate Professors: Calabrese (ENCH); Radermacher (ENME); Hill (IPST); C. Miller, 

Reutt-Robey (CHEM); Milchberg (IPST/ENEE); Dickerson (METO); Salamanca-Riba 

(ENMA/ENNU) 

Assistant Professors: Forbes (CHEM); Briber (ENMA/ENNU) 

Adjunct Professor: Nossal (NIH); Clark, Phillips-(NIST) 

The Chemical Physics Program provides graduate study leading to both the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees for students who wish to establish professional 
careers requiring an in-depth knowledge of both physics and chemistry. Students can choose 
research topics in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, 
mechanical engineering, or meteorology. 



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The Chemical Physics Program is designed lor students with undergraduate degrees in 
physics, chemistry, or engineering who are sufficiently well prepared in mathematics and 
physics to undertake graduate training in physics and physical chemistry. Formal course 
offerings in quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics 
prepare a student to explore the remarkably hroad range of research pursued at the University 
of Maryland. Research areas of the Chemical Physics faculty include: the study of discrete 
molecules as well as gasses, surfaces, solids, and polymers by means of laser-light and 
electron scattering, and elcctron-tunneling-probe technologies; the study of dynamic 
phenomena from atom-molecule collisions to protein-folding to hydrodynamics; 
thermodynamics from phase transitions to refrigeration cycles; the statistical mechanical 
theory of phase transitions, fluid dynamics and non-equilibrium phenomena; the quantum 
mechanical theory of molecules and molecular dynamics; atmospheric physics and 
chemistry; and biophysics. 

The Chemical Physics Program is under the joint sponsorship of the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology and six academic departments: Chemistry, Physics, Electrical 
Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Meteorology. The 
Chemical Physics Committee oversees the program and is made up of representatives from 
the sponsoring units with the program director as chair. The Chemical Physics Program 
Office administers the program and is affiliated with the Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology. A booklet describing Chemical Physics at Maryland, College Park, can be 
obtained from the Chemical Physics office upon request. 

Admission Information 

The program is for students with undergraduate degrees in chemistry or physics. For those 
students with degrees in other disciplines, knowledge of calculus, differential equations, and 
vector algebra, as well as introductory mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum 
mechanics is ordinarily expected. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Admission to the program is generally limited to Ph.D. students. Students can earn a non- 
thesis M.S. degree while working towards the Ph.D. degree. In order to earn this M.S. degree 
in Chemical Physics, a student must complete 30 credit hours, including CHEM 684 or 
ENCH 610, CHEM 687, CHEM 691, PHYS 604, PHYS 622, PHYS 623, and an advanced 
laboratory course. A one-credit seminar in statistical physics and a one-credit seminar in 
chemical physics are also required along with a scholarly paper. The Ph.D. qualifying 
examination must be passed at the M.S. degree level. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program requires: (1) a written qualifying examination, normally taken at the 
beginning of the second year; (2) attendance at 80% of the weekly seminars in statistical 
physics and chemical physics/physical chemistry; (3) an advanced laboratory; (4) one of 
four advanced courses (PHYS 606, PHYS 704, PHYS 798A, or CHPH 611); (5) a short 
scholarly report in the area of intended thesis research; and (6) a dissertation. Students must 
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Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program has a fully equipped and staffed student machine shop and extensive modern 
computing facilities. In addition, there is a wide array of state-of-the-art equipment 
associated with the various research groups in the Program including scanning probe 
microscopies, high resolution spectrographs, ultra-short high-power lasers, multi- 
coincidence electron scattering spectrometers, and a fully equipped light-scattering 
laboratory. 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students. There are also 
University Fellowships and fellowships in Biophysics (in cooperation with the National 
Institutes of Health) and Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science (in cooperation with the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology). 

Additional Information 

Requests for further information concerning the Chemical Physics Program can be 
obtained by writing to: 

Professor Michael A. Coplan, Director 
Chemical Physics Program 
Room 1115, IPST Building 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-2431 
(301)405-4780 

For courses, see code CHPH. 



Chemistry Program (CHEM) 

Chair: Jarvis 

Professors: Alexander, Ammon, Bellama, DeShong, Freeman, Grim, Helz, Jarvis, Khanna, 

Mariano, Mazzocchi, Mignerey, G. Miller, Moore, O'Haver, Poli, Tossell, Walters, Weeks, 

Weiner, Thirumalai 

Professors Emeriti: Castellan, Henery-Logan, Huheey, Kasler, McNesby, Rollinson, 

Stewart 

Associate Professors: Blough, Boyd, DeVoe, Eichhorn, Falvey, Herndon, Murphy, Ondov, 

Reutt-Robey, Rokita ( 

Assistant Professors: Davis, Pilato, C. Miller 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers graduate study leading to the 
Master of Science or the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with specialization in the fields of 
analytical chemistry, biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, chemical 
physics (in cooperation with the Institute of Physical Sciences & Technology and the 



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Department of Physics), environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, 
organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. The graduate program in hiochcmistry is 
described separately in this catalog. 

Admission Information 

Admission to graduate study at the University of Maryland normally requires a minimum 
of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), or equivalent degree with a 
minimum of 30 semester or 40 quarter hours of chemistry, an overall grade point average 
greater than 3.0 (on a scale where the average grade is 2.0), and 3 letters of reference 
indicating a potential for independent, creative scientific research. The study program in 
chemistry should have included at least 1 year of physical chemistry, 1 year of organic 
chemistry, and 1 semester of inorganic chemistry, as well as laboratory courses in organic 
chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry. 

The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants. 
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also present the results of the Test of 
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

The above requirements represent minimum requirements and the competition for 
available space may limit admissions to persons with credentials above these minimum 
requirements. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis option. Copies of regulations 
concerning diagnostic examinations, comprehensive examinations, and other matters 
pertaining to course work are available from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Twenty-one course credit hours with twelve credits of research, two seminar presentations, 
an oral exam for advancement to candidacy, and a dissertation defense are required for the 
doctoral degree. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department has many special research facilities to support research in the fields listed 
above. Facilities include "clean" rooms for lunar and environmental sample analysis, X-ray 
crystallographic instrumentation, two mass spectrometers, eight NMR spectrometers 
including 60, 90, 200, 400, and 500 MHz Fourier-transform NMR spectrometers, ESCA 
spectrometers, ultracentrifuges, analytical optical spectrometers, a VAX network, and a 
state-of-the-arts computer graphics facility. 

Departmental research is supported by an IBM 9021 in the Computer Science Building, 
accessible by remote time-sharing terminals. The Department has an excellent glassblowing 
shop, a student-faculty machine shop, and access to other campus machine shops. The 
Chemistry Library has an extensive collection in chemistry, biochemistry, and other fields. 



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A computer terminal is located in the Chemistry Library for literature searching. A Macintosh 
workstation facility (25 units) is available in the Department for student/faculty use. 

Financial Assistance 

Entering graduate students are normally supported on graduate teaching assistantships. 
Teaching assistants usually instruct undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes and 
receive in return a tuition waiver of ten credits each semester plus a stipend. 

Additional Information 

A Department brochure describes the graduate program and the research interests of the 
faculty. For a copy of the brochure or for specific information on graduate programs in 
chemistry, admissions procedures, or financial aid, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301) 405-7022 

For courses, see CHEM. 



Civil Engineering Program (ENCE) 

Chair: Baecher 

Professors: Aggour, Albrecht, Amde, Ayyub, Baecher, Birkner, Carter, Colville, Donaldson, 
Hao, Maloney, McCuen, Ragan, Schelling, Schonfeld, Sternberg, Vannoy, Witczak 
Associate Professors: Austin, P. Chang, G. Chang, Davis, Goodings, Schwartz 
Assistant Professors: Flood, Haghani, Johnson, Torrents 

The Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate courses leading to the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. All programs are planned on an individual basis 
by the student and an adviser taking into consideration the student's background and special 
interests. Areas of concentration at both the master's and doctoral levels include: 
transportation and urban systems, environmental engineering and water resources 
engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction engineering 
and management. 

Admission Information , 

Applicants for admission should hold a B.S. degree in civil engineering. However, 
applicants with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may be accepted with the 
stipulation that deficiencies in prerequisite undergraduate coursework be corrected before 
enrolling in graduate courses. In addition to the requirements set forth by the Graduate 



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School, applicants are also required to submit results from the Graduate Record 
Examination. There are no entrance examinations required for the program. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. In addition to an M.S. 
degree, the department also offers a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree. The Department's 
policies and requirements are the same as those of the Graduate School. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree are also the same as those of the Graduate School. 
The student will work closely with an adviser to develop an approved program of study 
suited to his or her individual needs. Before admission to candidacy, the student must pass 
a qualifying examination, which is normally taken after the coursework is at least 75 percent 
completed. There is no language requirement for the Ph.D. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Departmental research facilities include laboratories in the following areas: transportation, 
systems analysis, environmental engineering, hydraulics, remote sensing, structures, and soil 
mechanics. Graduate students have convenient access to a spectrum of computer facilities, 
including networked personal computers and workstations, specialized computer-aided 
design, graphics, and visualization laboratories, campus mainframe computers, and remote 
supercomputer facilities. 

The Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas are easily accessible for data, field 
studies, library access, contacts with national organizations, and attendance at national 
meetings. The location of the University of Maryland offers a unique opportunity to obtain 
an advanced degree in civil engineering. 

Financial Assistance 

Research assistantships are available from individual faculty members. Only a limited 
number of teaching assistantships are available. Part-time work as grading assistants is 
available as well. 

Additional Information 

Chair 

Department of Civil Engineering 

Engineering Classroom Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-1974 

For courses, see code ENCE. 



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Classics Program (CLAS) 

Chair: Hallett 

Professors: Hallett, Lesher 

Associate Professors: Doherty, Lee, Staley, Stehle 

The Department of Classics offers a graduate program of study with specializations in 
Latin or Latin and Greek, leading to the Master of Arts degree. The program provides 
students with advanced study of the Latin and/or Greek languages and literatures in the 
context of a broader and deeper knowledge and understanding of Greek and Roman culture 
and civilization. In addition to advanced courses in language, each student will be required 
to take coursework in related disciplines outside of the Classics Department. Some 
individual programs may require more than 30 hours. Students may choose one of two tracks 
toward the degree: Latin or Latin and Greek. 

Admission Information 

In addition to the general requirements for admission established by the Graduate School 
(see "General Information" section in this catalog), applicants must demonstrate a 
proficiency in translating the ancient language(s) at the advanced undergraduate level. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Latin program requires a minimum of 30 hours of approved coursework, which can 
include six credit hours of thesis research. Six credits of Latin may be taken at the 400 or 
600 level. An additional twelve credits of Latin must be in courses at the 600 level or higher. 
Six credits must be from courses in a related field such as classical civilization, Latin 
pedagogy, art and archaeology, history, linguistics, philosophy, or any other approved allied 
course. These courses must be taken at the 400 level or higher. The final six credits may be 
taken as thesis credits or as two additional 600 level Latin courses. Students must take LATN 
4/672 (Historical Development of the Latin Language) and any two of the following: LATN 
4/620, 4/622, 4/623, 4/624, 4/630. 

The Latin and Greek program requires a minimum of 33 hours of approved coursework, 
which can include six credits of thesis research. Three credits in the major language, e.g. 
Latin, may be taken at the 400 or 600 level. Fifteen additional hours in the major language 
must be at the 600 level or higher. Six credits in the minor language, e.g. Greek, may be at 
the 400 or 600 level. Six additional hours in the minor language must at the 600 level or 
higher. Three credits must be from a course in a related field such as classical civilization, 
Latin pedagogy, art and archaeology, history, linguistics, philosophy, or any other approved 
allied course. This course must be taken at the 400 level or higher. The final six credits may 
be taken as thesis credits or as two additional 600 level courses in the major language. 
Students choosing Latin as their major language must take LATN 4/672 (Historical 
Development of the Latin Language) and any two of the following: LATN 4/620, 4/622, 
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Facilities and Special Resources 

The Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area boasts of several outstanding classical libraries. 
Located in Washington, D.C., are the Center for Hellenic Studies, the Byzantine Library of 
Dumbarton Oaks, and the Library of Congress. Students may also use the Eisenhower 
Library on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. 

Financial Assistance 

Fellowships are available for outstanding applicants through university-wide competition. 
Teaching assistantships may be available; please consult the Department. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information on the program, please call or write: 

Department of Classics 
2407 Marie Mount Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-2013 

For courses, see codes CLAS, GREK, and LATN. 



Comparative Literature Program (CMLT) 

Director: Lanser 

Professors: Berlin, Collins, Fuegi, Harrison, Lanser, Lifton, Peterson 

Associate Professors: Hage, Marchetti, Wang, Yee 

Assistant Professors: Richter 

Instructors: Gilcher, Robinson 

Affiliate Professors: Agar, Alford, Auchard, Beck, Bolles, R. Brown, Caramello, Caughey, 

Chambers, Coogan, Cross, Diner, Fink, Gillespie, Hallett, Handelman, Herndon, Holton, 

Kauffman, Mossman, Pearson, Robertson, Trousdale 

Affiliate Associate Professors: Barry, Bedos-Rezak, Brami, J. Brown, Cate, Doherty, 

Donawerth, Fahnestock, Falvo, Flieger, Grossman, Igel, Kelly, Kerkham, King, Kuo, 

Leinwand, Leonardi, Mintz, Norman, Phaf, Sargent, Smith, Strauch, Zilfi 

Affiliate Assistant Professors: Cohen, Coustaut, Greene-Gantzberg, Peres, Ray, 

Richardson, Sherman, Upton 

The Comparative Literature Program offers graduate study in literature, culture, and visual 
media leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. A diverse core and 
affiliate faculty provides a wide-ranging curriculum that recognizes an expanded definition 
of comparative literature, extending the concept of "text" beyond literary genres to include 
film and television, social discourses and practices, and other forms of cultural expression. 



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The Program is committed to studying texts within a cross-cultural framework, recognizing 
ethnic, racial, sexual, and linguistic diversity both across and within national boundaries. 

Students in Comparative Literature work with advisors to design individual programs that 
include core courses in comparative studies and also draw on the resources of such academic 
departments as American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Classics, English, French and 
Italian, Germanic and Slavic, Hebrew and East Asian, History, Music, Philosophy, Spanish 
and Portuguese, Sociology, Theatre, and Women's Studies. The strengths of the faculty foster 
concentrations in a spectrum of fields that includes film and media, critical and cultural 
theory, postcolonialism, Caribbean studies, the novel, period-based studies from the 
Renaissance to the postmodern, and studies in gender and sexuality. 

Admission Information 

Applicants should have a strong background in arts and humanities. Students will not be 
admitted to the program without proficiency in English and at least one other language. Each 
student must submit a critical writing sample (in English), three letters of recommendation, 
evidence of language proficiency, and GRE scores. International applicants must also submit 
TOEFL scores. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

A total of 30 course credits is required. These comprise 24 credits of course work (8 courses) 
and 6 credits of thesis research. Among the eight courses needed for the M.A. degree are 
two required courses: CMLT 600, Introduction to Critical Theory, and CMLT 601 , Problems 
in Comparative Studies. Of the remaining six courses, at least three must constitute a 
concentration (i.e., a medium or genre, a form of cultural expression, a period or movement, 
a topic, a discursive field) that is demonstrably cross-cultural or interdisciplinary. The M.A. 
course of studies must include at least one course focused on literature and at least one course 
focused on a non-print medium such as film; this requirement may be fulfilled concurrently 
with other requirements. Each M.A. student will be expected to write a substantial thesis 
and defend it orally. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. degree normally entails at least 39 credits of course work (including M.A. 
courses) and 12 credits of dissertation research. Course work toward the Ph.D. includes three 
courses (9 credits) in theory, including CMLT 600 and CMLT 601 or their equivalents; two 
cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary fields of concentration, each consisting of at least 
three courses (18 credits); and 12 additional credits in a professional field commensurate 
with a recognized academic discipline (e.g., French, Theatre, Women's Studies). Ph.D. 
students must also have fulfilled the M.A. requirement of at least one course in literature 
and one course in a non-print medium. Comprehensive examinations will be taken in four 
areas: critical theory, the two areas of concentration, and the professional field. 



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Facilities and Special Resources 

The Comparative Literature Program combines the benefits of a small department with the 
opportunities available at a large research university located in suburban Washington, D.C. 
Students have access to such University resources as the Center for Renaissance and Baroque 
Studies, the rare books and special collections of McKeldin Library, the Program for Africa 
and Africa in the Americas, and the Women's Studies Graduate Certificate program. Area 
resources include the extensive archival collections of the Library of Congress, the U.S. 
Archives, and the Folger Institute, as well as museums, galleries, embassies and cultural 
institutions in the Washington area and in the Baltimore-Philadelphia-New York corridor. 

Financial Assistance 

Comparative Literature students are eligible for graduate assistantships and university 
fellowships. Depending on available resources and the student's own expertise, teaching and 
research assistantships may be available either in Comparative Literature or in an affiliated 
department. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information about the program, contact: 

Comparative Literature Program 

2107 Susquehanna Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-2853 

E-mail: rp21@umail.umd.edu 

For courses, see code CMLT. 



Computer Science Program (CMSC) 

Chair: Gannon 

Professors: Agrawala, Basili, Davis, Elman, Gannon, Miller, Minker, Nau, O'Leary, 

Rosenfeld, Reggia, Roussopoulos, Samet, Shankar, Shneiderman, Smith, Stewart, Tripathi, 

Zelkowitz 

Professors Emeriti: Atchison, Chu, Edmundson, Kanal 

Associate Professors: Aloimonos, Faloutsos, Gasarch, Gerber, Hendler, Kruskal, Mount, 

Pedis, Pugh, Purtilo, Saltz, Subrahmanian 

Assistant Professors: Dorr, Franklin, Hollingsworth, Keleher, Khuller, Porter, Tseng 

Affiliate Professors: Chellappa, Ja'Ja', Vishkin 

Affiliate Associate Professors: Larsen, Raschid, Weinberg 

The Department of Computer Science offers research-oriented graduate programs leading 
to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy with research emphasis in the 



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following areas: artificial intelligence, computer systems, computer vision/computational 
geometry, databases, numerical analysis, programming language/software engineering, and 
theory of computing. 

Admission Information 

Admission and degree requirements specific to the graduate programs in computer science 
are described in a brochure available through the departmental graduate office. A strong 
background in mathematics and theoretical computer science is necessary. Both general and 
advanced Graduate Record Examinations (GRE's) are required. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The master's program offers two options: 1) 24 hours of coursework and completion of a 
thesis, or 2) 30 hours of coursework, a comprehensive examination, and completion of a 
scholarly paper. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The program milestones include a ten-course qualifying sequence, a preliminary oral 
examination on a proposal for a dissertation and reading list in three related areas, and the 
dissertation defense. The number and variety of courses offered each semester enable 
students and their advisors to plan individualized programs. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department is located in the A. V. Williams Building, a state-of-the-art research facility. 
The Department's research laboratories contain more than 200 SUN and DEC workstations 
networked together running UNIX. Workstations and microcomputers from several other 
manufacturers are also available. The Department and the University of Maryland Institute 
for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) share an IBM SP-2, and UMIACS has a CM5 
Connection Machine, as well as a 40-processor DEC alpha cluster interconnected via high 
speed ATM links. The University also has extensive computer facilities. 

The Department has direct INTERNET access (address: <name>@cs.umd.edu). BITNET 
access is available through campus INTERNET/BITNET gateways. 

The Department maintains close ties with the three campus research units: the Center for 
Automation Research (CfAR), the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer 
Studies (UMIACS), and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR). Many students and faculty 
in the Department have access to CfAR, UMIACS, and ISR facilities and equipment. All 
three units have extensive computer capabilities. v 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate assistantships in both the educational and research programs are offered to 
qualified applicants based on academic performance. CfAR, UMIACS, ISR offer a number 
of assistantships and fellowships. Biennially, the Department offers the prestigious Jack and 



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Rita G. Minker Graduate Fellowship. Graduate School fellowships are also available. 
Women and minorities are encouraged to compete for the fellowships. 

Additional Information 

For information on degree programs and graduate assistantships contact: 

Graduate Office 

Department of Computer Science 

1119A.V. Williams Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-2664 

http://www.cs.umd.edu/ 

For courses, see code CMSC. 



Counseling and Personnel Services Program (EDCP) 

Chair: Rosenfield 

Professors: Birk, Hershenson, Lent, Marx, Power, Rosenfield, Schlossberg, Sedlacek 

Professors Emeriti: Byrne, Magoon, Pumroy 

Associate Professors: Boyd 1 , Fassinger, Greenberg, Hoffman, Komives, Lawrence, 

McEwen, Pope-Davis, Strein, Teglasi 

Assistant Professors: Heath, Lucas 1 , Phillips 1 , Rogers, 

Affiliate Professors: Bagwell, Clement, Freeman, Gast, Hrutka, Jacoby, Kandell, Mielke, 

Osteen, Scales, Schmidt, Stewart, Stimpson, Thomas, Westbrook 

•Joint appointment with the Counseling Center 

The Department of Counseling and Personnel Services offers graduate programs designed 
to provide the knowledge and skills needed for practice and scholarship in counseling and 
related human service professions. These fields are concerned with assisting people 
individually, in groups, and in organizations to attain their optimal level of personal, social, 
educational, and career functioning. Graduates are employed in a variety of settings, 
depending on their specialization, including schools, colleges and universities, mental health 
agencies, rehabilitation agencies, correctional facilities, business and industry, government 
agencies, other community service facilities, and private practices. These professionals may 
serve any of several roles either at the practitioner's level or at an advanced level as 
supervisors, researchers, educators, or program administrators. 

Master's level professional entry-level programs are offered in five areas of specialization: 
1) The School Counseling program prepares students to become school counselors in 
elementary, middle, and high school settings. School counselors provide individual and 
group counseling to school-aged children, coordinate pupil services in schools, and function 
as consultants to classroom teachers, school administrators, and parents. 2) The School 
Psychology program prepares students for certification as school psychologists, who assess 



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factors that affect pupils' functioning and work together with other school staff to develop 
intervention strategies to enhance the learning and behavioral adjustment of pupils. 3) The 
College Student Personnel program prepares specialists for service in higher education 
settings as counselors and as administrators of student affairs services. 4) The 
Community/Career Counseling program prepares counselors who specialize in assisting 
persons to develop and implement their occupational and related life roles. 5) The 
Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares counselors to work with persons who have 
mental, emotional, social or physical disabilities. 

The Ph.D. degree in Counseling and Personnel Services is offered in four areas of 
specialization: 1) Counseling Psychology (in collaboration with the Psychology 
Department), 2) School Psychology, 3) College Student Personnel Administration, and 
4) Counselor Education. Doctoral studies prepare students to achieve exceptional 
competence in the theory and practice of their field; to develop a high level of skills as 
researchers, educators and administrators; and to assume positions of leadership in various 
relevant settings. Students in the specialization of Counseling Psychology are educated to 
work as counseling psychologists, researchers, and supervisors in such settings as college 
and university counseling centers, academic departments, and community mental health 
agencies. Doctoral-level school psychologists serve as advanced level practitioners, 
supervisors, administrators, researchers, and school psychology faculty. Students in College 
Student Personnel Administration are prepared to assume leadership positions as 
administrators of college or university student personnel services or as faculty and 
researchers of college student personnel work. Doctoral students in Counselor Education 
are prepared to assume roles as educators, supervisors, or researchers in school counseling, 
rehabilitation counseling, community career counseling, or counseling education programs. 

Program accreditation within EDCP include: The School Psychology and Counseling 
Psychology doctoral programs, which are accredited by the American Psychological 
Association. Graduates of these programs are eligible for licensure as psychologists in 
Maryland and other states. The School Psychology doctoral and M.A./A.G.S. Programs are 
accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists. The Rehabilitation 
Counseling Masters (M. A. or M.Ed.) Program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation 
Education. The M.A./A.G.S. Program in School Psychology and the Master's (M.A. or 
M.Ed.) Program in School Counseling are approved for certification by the Maryland State 
Department of Education and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of 
Teacher Education. The Masters (M.A. or M. Ed.) Program in Community Career 
Counseling and the Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education are accredited by the Council 
for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

Admission Information 

Applicants for regular admission to master's degree prograrhs must have an undergraduate 
GPA of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and must submit their scores on the Miller Analogies Test or 
Graduate Record Examination (required for School Psychology M.A./A.G.S. program). The 
undergraduate program must include at least 15 semester hours of course work in behavioral 
science fields (anthropology, education, psychology, sociology, and/or statistics depending 
on the specialty). 



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Applicants tor admission to A.G.S. and Ph.D. programs in Counselor Education and 
College Student Personnel must have a master's degree in counseling or a closely related 
field. A grade point average of 3.5 in prior graduate work is required with an acceptable 
score on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination (tor Counseling 
Psychology and School Psychology). Selective screening of qualified applicants is necessary 
in order to limit enrollment to the Department's available faculty resources 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Professional entry-level programs of two types are offered, depending on the area of 
specialization: 1) a master's degree program (M.A., thesis required; M.A. non-thesis with 
Master's paper required; or M.Ed., thesis not required), or 2) an integrated 
Master's/Advanced Graduate Specialist (M.A./A.G.S.) program. The applicant should 
contact the Department for further information concerning the entry-level requirements and 
curriculum of each area of specialization. 

The A.G.S. certificate is offered in some of the Department's areas of specialization. For 
individuals who hold a master's degree in counseling or a closely related field, this certificate 
program may serve: 1) to provide the additional education required for professional 
certification or licensure in those specialty areas that require 60 credits of graduate study, 
and/or 2) to provide the academic background for an advanced level of professional practice 
within a specialty area. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Ph.D. students are expected to attain advanced skills as both practitioners and researchers 
in their area of specialization. All doctoral students are required to take advanced courses 
in statistics and research design. Because of the highly specialized nature of each of the 
doctoral programs, applicants should contact the Department for the program brochures 
describing the program of interest. The brochure describes specific course and fieldwork 
requirements, the nature of the examination required for completion of the program, and the 
dissertation requirements. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

All master's, A.G.S., and doctoral degree programs require supervised fieldwork 
experiences. The Department has excellent cooperative relationships with the Division of 
Student Affairs (including such offices as the Counseling Center, the Career Center, 
Orientation, Campus Activities, the Student Union, Resident Life, and Commuter Affairs), 
with units in Academic Affairs (such as Advising, Admissions, and Experiential Learning), 
and with units in University College. Fieldwork may also be done at a wide variety of school 
systems, colleges and universities, counseling services, and mental health agencies in the 
Maryland/District of Columbia area and nationally. 

In addition to campus and Department resources, students also utilize the many major 
research and professional institutions that are easily accessible to the campus. These include 
the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health 



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and of Education, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American 
Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers several graduate assistantships and paid experiences have been 
arranged for some students with a variety of on-campus and off-campus agencies. Students 
can also obtain assistantships among the many units on campus. 

Additional Information 

Individual brochures describing the curriculum of each professional entry-level and 
doctoral specialization are available upon request. Please be sure to indicate which program 
brochure(s) you wish to receive. Contact: 

Chair 

Counseling and Personnel Services Department 

3214 Benjamin Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-2858 

For courses, see code EDCP 



Criminology and Criminal Justice Program (CRIM) 

Director: Sherman 

Professors: Gottfredson, Loftin, McDowall, Paternoster, Reuter, Sherman, Smith, Wellford 

Professor Emeritus: Lejins 

Associate Professors: MacKenzie, Simpson, Wish 

Assistant Professor: Russell 

Research Scientist: Taxman 

The program of graduate study leading to Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees 
in the area of Criminology and Criminal Justice is intended to prepare students for research, 
teaching, and professional employment in the operational agencies of the criminal justice 
field. This program combines an intensive background in a social science discipline such as 
criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, and public administration with 
graduate-level study of selected aspects of the criminal justice field. 

In addition, the Department participates in two programs with other departments in the 
University. With the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, the Department 
offers a master's program in crime and delinquency counseling. This thirty-six credit 
program combines counseling and criminal justice and criminology courses with a 
supervised practicum. The Department offers a joint J.D./M.A. degree with the School of 
Law of the University of Maryland, located in Baltimore. 



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A recent study of Department M.A. and Ph.D. alumni reveals that master's degree 
graduates have found employment in both public and private institutions in virtually every 
kind of activity associated with the criminal justice system: research, teaching, federal, state 
and local law enforcement, courts, corrections, private security, and funded programs. Ph.D. 
graduates have found employment mostly in teaching, research, and government agency 
administration. 

Admission Information 

In addition to the general Graduate School rules, special admission requirements include 
the Graduate Record Examination, a major in a social science discipline, and nine hours of 
coursework in appropriate areas of criminal justice. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

For the M.A. applicant, the undergraduate social science major must have included at least 
one course each in theory, statistics, and research methods. M.A. students may choose either 
a criminology or a criminal justice option. The general plan of study for both options is as 
follows: 30 semester hours of courses consisting of: 1) at least six courses in criminology 
and criminal justice, four of which are required courses that must be passed with a "B" or 
better; 2) a graduate level course in statistics, the course to be selected from an approved 
list; 3) six hours of either thesis credit or additional coursework depending on the option 
selected by the student; and 4) one elective course. The M.A. degree offers both a thesis 
option and a non-thesis option with some additional requirements. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. applicant must have completed two courses each in statistics, research methods, 
and theory; one course in each area must be at the master's level. Admission to the Ph.D. 
program presupposes completion of the M.A. degree. At the discretion of the Department's 
Graduate Admissions Committee, deficiencies in some of the above areas may be made up 
by non-credit work at the beginning of the program. 

In addition to the general Graduate School requirements, competence in research 
methodology and in quantitative techniques is expected for the completion of the Ph.D. 
degree, as well as competence in theory, the criminal justice field, and in a specialization 
area selected by the student. The necessary coursework is determined on the basis of the 
student's previous preparation, needs and interests. The candidate is also required to pass 
comprehensive examinations. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department houses the Maryland Justice Analysis Center, the Violence Research 
Group, and the Criminology Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. In 
addition, faculty maintain ongoing, funded research programs. These resources provide 
numerous opportunities for students to engage in policy development, research, and 
professional activities. 



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Financial Assistance 

Graduate teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Graduate research 
assistantships are also available for graduate students to participate in research projects 
directed by faculty members and funded by outside sources. 

Additional Information 

A brochure describing the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and its 
programs is available upon request. Inquiries should be directed to: 

Graduate Program Coordinator 

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-4699 

For courses, see code CCJS. 



Curriculum and Instruction Program (EDCI) 

Chair: Johnson 

Professors: Davidson, Dreher, Fey 3 , Folstrom 1 , Gambrell, Holliday, Jantz, Johnson, 

Layman 4 , Roderick, Saracho, Weible 

Professors Emeriti: E.G. Campbell, G. Eley, J.D. Lockard, R.G. Risinger, V.P. Weaver, R. 

Wilson 

Associate Professors: Afflerbach, Beatty, P. Campbell, Cirrincione 2 , DeLorenzo, Graeber, 

Heidelbach, McCaleb 5 , McWhinnie, O'Flahavan, Slater, Sullivan, Valli 

Assistant Professors: Comas, Cooper, Gentzler, Grant, McGinnis, Price, Strutchens, 

VanSledright, vanZee, Wong 



'Joint appointment with Music 

2 Joint appointment with Geography 

3 Joint appointment with Mathematics 

4 Joint appointment with Physics 

5 Joint appointment with Speech Communication 



The Department offers graduate study leading to the following degrees and certificates: 
Master of Arts (thesis and non-thesis), Master of Education, Advanced Graduate Specialist, 
Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy. The Department offers a variety of programs 
individually designed to meet graduate students' personal and professional goals which may 
include educational research, teaching, supervising, providing leadership as curriculum 
specialists within the disciplines, teacher education, or consulting at all levels of instruction: 
elementary, secondary, and higher education. Part-time graduate work is possible since 
courses are taught in the late afternoon and evenings. 



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Areas of concentration include art education, elementary education, history/social studies 
education, English education, foreign language education, teaching English as a second 
language, speech and theater education, mathematics education, music education, 
professional development, reading education, and science education. 

Admission Information 

Applicants must have a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average and an acceptable score on 
either the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination. Also required are letters 
of recommendation from three persons competent to judge the applicant's probable success 
in graduate school. Most programs require teacher certification. Many require teaching 
experience. In addition, admission to an A.G.S. or doctoral program requires a 3.5 grade point 
average in previous graduate study, as well as either a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average 
or at least a 40th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Most Master's graduate programs in the Department require appropriate teacher 
certification for admission. Exceptions are made for community college teachers and for 
applicants to the Master's Certification and TESOL programs. Master's degree requirements 
vary according to the area of concentration and the type of degree. Programs typically require 
30 to 36 semester hours, a six-hour comprehensive examination, and one or two seminar 
papers. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The doctorate requires a planned sequence of approximately 60 semester hours beyond the 
master's degree. Doctoral students are required to take a comprehensive examination prior 
to approval of their doctoral dissertation committee. An oral examination in defense of the 
dissertation is required, as well as a publishable paper based on the dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Facilities that support graduate study include the Center for Mathematics Education, the 
Reading Center, and the Science Teaching Center. Additional facilities in the College of 
Education include the Educational Technology Center, the Curriculum Laboratory, Teacher 
Education Centers in local schools, and the Center for Young Children. 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching assistantships and a smaller number of research assistantships are available for 
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Additional Information 

For more specific information, contact: 

Chair 

Department of Curriculum and Instruction 

2311 Benjamin Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-1175 

(301) 405-3324 

For courses, see code EDCI. 



Dance Program (DANC) 

Chair: Wiltz 

Professors: Rosen, A. Warren, L. Warren, Wiltz 

Professor Emeritus: Madden 

Associate Professor: Dunn 

Assistant Professor: Frosch-Schroder 

Lecturer: Jackson 

The Department of Dance offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance with concentrations 
in either performance or choreography. It is designed to give outstanding students advanced 
training and opportunities for creative growth. The program will prepare the student for the 
professional world as a dancer, choreographer, or teacher on the college level. 

The competencies that students learn during the program will allow them to teach a broad 
range of dance and dance-related subjects after they graduate. They should be able to present 
and produce dance in a number of contexts and modalities both on the campus and in the 
community. The program is designed to broaden all aspects of the artist's understanding of 
dance. Important emphasis will be given to dance history and philosophy and the study of 
current issues in the field. We wish our graduates to exhibit a high degree of insight into the 
cultural contexts in which dance has developed in the past and continues to develop today. 

Students in both the performance and choreography emphases will be expected to spend 
a significant amount of time learning about stage lighting, costuming, and sound, as well as 
promotion and house management and the myriad of other organizational details that go into 
producing a dance performance. They will be actively involved in the practical application 
of this knowledge as part of their training. Graduates who understand every aspect of the 
theater needed to successfully present a dance performance will find themselves more highly 
employable both in the performance and educational fields of the profession. 

Admission Information 

Applicants should have a strong undergraduate preparation in technique and dance 
composition. They should have completed the following undergraduate courses or their 



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equivalent: improvisation, kinesiology, dance teaching methods, dance production, and two 
semesters of dance history or one semester of history and one of dance philosophy, 
ethnology, or aesthetics. Undergraduate deficiencies will be considered on an individual 
basis. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Students enrolled in the program must complete a total of 60 credit hours of study to 
graduate and will be juried on a regular basis to determine their progress. Graduation from 
the program requires the successful completion of a final project demonstrating a synthesis 
of craft and artistic understanding as well as professional competence in the area of 
concentration. Final projects may follow two emphases: (1) the thesis project for the 
choreographic emphasis will consist of the public presentation of a body of dance works 
choreographed by the candidate; (2) the thesis project for the performance emphasis will 
consist of the public presentation of a body of dance works featuring the candidate in 
performance. 

For both emphases the total performance time is to be equivalent to a substantial dance 
concert. A written report documenting the project must be submitted, consisting of a 
thorough analysis and evaluation of the process through which the project was realized. 

Facilities and Resources 

The location of campus, eight miles away from Washington D.C., places the Department 
a half hour away from America's second city of dance, where one may study and enjoy a 
wide variety of offerings of ballet, modern, and ethnic dance. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of teaching assistantships that include partial or full tuition remission 
are available. All qualified applicants may be nominated for Graduate School fellowships. 
The deadline for applications is February 1 . 

Additional Information 

The Guidelines for the Graduate Program provide course requirements, examination 
procedures, and descriptive materials for the M.F.A. program. For specific information, 
contact: 

Professor Alcine J. Wiltz, Chair 
Department of Dance 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-3180 

For courses, see code DANC. 



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Economics Program (ECON) 

Chair: Straszheim 

Professors: Abraham, Almon. Ausubel. Betancourt, Brechling, Calvo, Clague, Cramton. 

Cropper, Dorsey, Drazen, Haltiwanger. Hulten. Kelejian, Montgomery, Murrell. Oates, 

Olson, Panagariya, Prucha, Schelling, Schwab, Straszheim 

Professors Emeriti: Bergmann. Cumberland. Dardis. Harris, McGuire, Meyer, O'Connell. 

Ulmer. Wonnacott 

Associate Professors: Bennett, Coughlin, Evans, Lyon, Shea, Wallis, Weinstein 

Assistant Professors: Binder, Chao, Fikkert. Hellerstein, Hoff, Kranton. Sakellaris. Sen. 

Swamy 

The Economics Program offers graduate study leading to both the Master of Arts and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Areas of specialization include: advanced macroeconomics, 
advanced microeconomics, econometrics, economic development, economic history, 
environmental and natural resource economics, industrial organization, institutional 
economics, international economics, labor economics, monetary economics, public choice, 
public finance, regional economics, and urban economics. The program also has strengths 
in comparative economic systems and economies in transition. Contact the program for the 
most updated list of specializations and program strengths. 

Admission Information 

Applicants should have taken (or should plan to take immediately) advanced undergraduate 
courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics. Applicants are also expected to 
have completed two or more semesters in calculus and additional mathematics. The Graduate 
Record Examination is required and the Advanced Economics Test is strongly 
recommended. Letters of recommendation from three persons competent to judge the 
probability of the applicant's success in graduate school should be sent directly to the 
Director of Graduate Studies in Economics. Part-time graduate study is not encouraged. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The graduate program in the Department of Economics is designed for Ph.D. students. 
However, an M.A. option is given to students who either leave the Ph.D. program or wish 
to obtain a master's degree while continuing in the Ph.D. program. The M.A. degree program 
offers both a thesis option (24 hours plus a thesis) and a non-thesis option (30 hours, 
including Economics 621-622, a written examination in economic theory, and a research 
paper). The requirements for the M.A. non-thesis option are met automatically in the course 
of the Ph.D. program in economics. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program requires: (1) a written examination in economic theory, normally taken 
at the beginning of the second year of study; (2) written examinations in two selected fields; 
(3) completion of a sequence of work in econometrics; and (4) a dissertation. Additional 
work in theory, methods, and fields is normally expected. In the third year, students begin 
directed research by participating in workshops appropriate to their dissertation research. 



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Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department of Economics at the University of Maryland prepares graduate students 
for careers in teaching, research, and government service. The course of studies provides a 
solid foundation in economic theory, econometrics, and applied fields. 

Financial Assistance 

Research assistantships are available in special projects. Numerous teaching assistantships 
are also available. There are a limited number of fellowships available, including several 
for members of groups who are under represented among economists. 

Additional Information 

A complete description of the requirements of the degrees in economics and the admission 
process is available on request from: 

Director of Graduate Studies in Economics 
Department of Economics 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-3544 

For courses, see code ECON. 



Education Policy, Planning, and Administration Program (EDPA) 

Chair: Cibulka 

Professors: Berdahl, Birnbaum, Clague, Finkelstein, Malen, Selden 

Professors Emeriti: Berman, Carbone, Dudley, Male, McLoone, Newell, Stephens 

Associate Professors: Goldman, Herschbach, Hopkins, Huden, Hultgren, Schmidtlein, 

Splaine 

Assistant Professors: Collinson, Enomoto, Fries-Britt, Garcia-Padilla, Rice 

Visiting Professors: Andrews, Dubel 

Affiliate Assistant Professors: Hall, Presley 

Programs of graduate study in this Department are offered in the following areas of 
specialization: school administration and supervision (M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Ed.D.); 
curriculum theory and development (M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., and Ed.D.); social foundations of 
education and education policy (M.A., Ph.D.); and higher education administration (Ph.D.). 
Ed.D. programs in school administration and supervision are offered at several off-campus 
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Admission Information 

Minimum requirements for admission to a master's degree program are an undergraduate 
GPA of 3.0 or better and the 40th percentile or better on the Miller Analogies Test or the 
Graduate Record Examination. Doctoral admission requirements are an undergraduate GPA 
of 3.0 or better, a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better, and the 70th percentile or better on the 
Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination. Students who do not meet one 
of these requirements, but show other evidence of outstanding potential, may be considered 
for provisional admission. Admission of qualified applicants is based on their competitive 
ranking to limit enrollments to available faculty resources. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The minimum number of credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree required of master's 
degree students is 39 for school administration and supervision, 36 for curriculum theory 
and development, and 30 for social foundations of education. In addition to major and 
elective courses, this includes 6 to 9 credits in research methods, and an internship and/or 
field experience (except for social foundations of education). Master's students preparing a 
thesis must orally defend the thesis and take a 3 hour written comprehensive examination. 
Students under the non-thesis option must submit one to two seminar papers and write a 
6 hour comprehensive examination. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Doctoral students are required to take a minimum of 90 credits beyond the bachelor's 
degree, some of which may be satisfied by prior study. In addition to major and elective 
courses, this includes 12 to 15 credits in research methods, a practicum or internship, and 
6 to 12 credits of dissertation research. Doctoral students in higher education administration 
and curriculum theory and development write a 6 hour preliminary examination early in 
their programs. Doctoral students in school administration and supervision and in social 
foundations of education and education policy are not required to take a preliminary 
examination. After completing major coursework, a 12 hour comprehensive examination is 
required of all students. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Faculty and students in the Department work closely with area schools, colleges, 
universities, and other education-related organizations. Extensive resources in the 
Washington, D.C. area, including embassies and other international organizations, provide 
exceptional opportunities for internships and field experiences, research opportunities, and 
materials to enhance formal course experiences. 

Associated with the Department are the Comparative Education Center, the International 
Center for the Study of Education Policy and Human Values, the Council for Curriculum 
Development and Change, the Center for Higher Education Governance and Leadership, 
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Financial Assistance 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available and are awarded on a competitive 
basis. 

Additional Information 

To obtain a Department brochure or additional information, write or call: 

Chair, Department of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration 

2110 Benjamin Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-1 165 

(301)405-3574 

For courses, see code EDPA. 



Electrical Engineering Program (ENEE) 

Chair: Farvardin 

Professors: Abed, Antonsen, Baras, Barbe, Blankenship, Chellappa, Dagenais, Davis, 

DeClaris, Destler, Emad, Ephremides, Farvardin, Frey, Geraniotis, Gligor, Goldhar, 

Granatstein, Harger, Ho, Ja'Ja', Krishnaprasad, Langenberg, Lee, Levine, Makowski, 

Marcus, Mayergoyz, Melngailis, Nakajima, Narayan, Newcomb, Orloff, Oruc, Ott, 

Peckerar, Rabin, Reiser, Rhee, Shamma, Shayman, Striffler, Taylor, Tits, Venkatesan, 

Vishkin, Zaki 

Professor Emeritus: Davisson, Hochuli, Ligomenides, Lin, Wagner 

Associate Professors: Dayawansa, Fuja, Goldsman, Iliadis, Lawson, Liu, Milchberg, 

Papamarcou, Pugsley, Silio, Tretter, Yang 

Assistant Professors: Greenberg, Milor, Stewart, Tassiulas 

The Electrical Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The department's research and educational 
activities can be broadly divided into two areas: (I) Information Sciences and Systems and 
(ii) Electronic Sciences and Devices. Within Information Sciences and Systems, 
concentration is possible in: (1) communication (random processes; detection and 
estimation; coding and information theory; digital signal processing; image processing; 
signal compression; communication networks; wireless and cellular systems; satellite 
communications; optical communications); (2) computers (digital system design; design 
automation; parallel algorithms and architectures; VLSI architectures; fault tolerant 
computing; neural networks; computer networking; operating systems; software 
engineering; computer security); and (3) controls (adaptive control; intelligent control; 
stochastic control; robus control; control of bifurcations and chaos; geometric control theory 
and robotics; control of discrete event systems; smart structure control; numerical 
optimization and optimization-based design; control applications (including biomedical)). 
Within Electronic Sciences and Devices, concentration is possible in (4) electrophysics 



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(electromagnetic theory; plasmas; intense charged-particle beams and applications to 
accelerators; relativistic electronics and high-power microwave generation; high power 
microwave components; nonlinear dynamics and chaos; quantum electronics; millimeter 
waves; optical engineering, lasers, nonlinear optics; ultrafast optoelectronics, femtosecond 
phenomena, RF photonics, optical-microwave interaction; optoelectronic devices, 
integration, assembly and packaging, photonic networks for computing and communication, 
optical communication, optical control of phased array antenna; chemical physics and 
biophysics); and (5) microelectronics (circuits; classical and quantum devices; VLSI; 
semiconductor modeling and computer-aided design; neural networks; microwave and 
integrated circuits, semiconductor materials and technology; ion beam lithography). 

Joint programs are maintained with other departments within the school of engineering, 
the mathematics, physics, and computer science departments, as well as with the Institute 
for Plasma Research, the Institute for Systems Research, the Institute for Advanced 
Computer Studies, the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, the Engineering 
Research Center, the Center for Superconductivity Research, the Laboratory for Physical 
Sciences, and the Chemical Physics and Transportation Programs. Opportunities also exist 
for programs of study in conjunction with many national and international laboratories and 
technical facilities. 

There have been plenty of employment opportunities for electrical engineering graduates 
in the past few years. In particular, the past couple of years have witnessed a sharp increase 
in recruitment activities, especially by private industry. With the existing upward trend in 
the US economy and, in particular, in the area of high technology, the strong demand for 
electrical engineering graduates should continue through the years to come. The 
accompanying salary scales have been and should continue to be very attractive. 

Admission Information 

For admission to electrical engineering, students must hold an undergraduate degree in 
electrical engineering with a B+ or better grade point average or similar undergraduate 
preparation in mathematics, computer science, physics or other areas of engineering or 
science. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

In addition to satisfying the Graduate School requirements, students must maintain an 
average of B or better in all courses counted toward the degree. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

For the Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate 
approved courses with a B average or better, pass the Ph.D. qualifying examination, and 
satisfy all dissertation and oral examination requirements. 



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Facilities and Special Resources 

The department is equipped with an extensive computer facility consisting of a variety of 
state-of-the-art mainframes, workstations, and personal computers located in several open 
lahoratories and in a large number of specialized research laboratories. The faculty and 
students affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies have access to a 
Connection Machine that is housed in that Institute. In addition, there are over 30 specialized 
research laboratories supporting activities in speech and image processing, communication 
networks, robotics, control systems, VLSI design and testing, semiconductor materials and 
devices, photonics, fiber optics, microwave sources, ion beam lithography, and plasma 
science, to name only a few. A complete engineering library is housed nearby. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial aid is available to graduate students in the form of research assistantships, 
teaching assistantships, and fellowships. 

Research assistantships are awarded subject to availability of funds and are renewed 
subject to satisfactory research progress. Summer appointments are often available. 
Teaching assistantships are usually awarded in April. Preference is given to United States 
citizens. Duties may include laboratory teaching assignments, assistance in the 
computational facilities, or assistance in courses. Teaching assistants must register for at 
least six credit hours per semester. Fellowships are available for highly qualified applicants 
in a number of areas. 

Local industries and government agencies also have work-study programs in which some 
of the Electrical Engineering graduate student body participates. Application should be made 
directly to the agencies. 

Additional Information 

For special brochures or publications offered by the Department, contact: 

Electrical Engineering Office of Graduate Studies 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-3681 

For courses, see code ENEE. 

Note: The Department of Electrical Engineering also participates in and administers the 
cross-disciplinary M.S. degree in Telecommunications (ENTS) and participates in the 
Professional Master of Engineering degree (ENPM). 



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Engineering Materials Program (ENMA) 

Chair: Christou 

Associate Chair, Materials Engineering Research: Wuttig 

Professors: Armstrong 1 , Arsenault, Christou, Roytburd, Rubloff, Smith, Wuttig, Yeh 

Associate Professors: Ankem, Block, Lloyd, Ramesh, Salamanca-Riba 

Assistant Professors: Briber, Kofinas, Martinez-Miranda 

Emeriti: Dieter 

Adjunct: Arora, Hsu 

Visiting Professor: Cammarata 

'Mechanical Engineering 

Engineering Materials is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of 
Materials and Nuclear Engineering. Students may specialize in the structure, properties and 
performance of ceramics, metals, synthetic organic polymeric materials and composites. 
Areas of specialization include: the chemical physics of materials; dislocation and 
mechanical behavior of materials; electronic and magnetic behavior of bulk materials and 
thin films; environmental effects on materials; phase transformations; x-ray diffraction, 
electron microscope and imaging techniques; microelectronic and electronic packaging 
materials. 

Admission Information 

The Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees and is open to qualified students holding a bachelor's degree from 
accredited programs in any of the engineering and science areas. In some cases, it may be 
necessary to require background courses to fulfill prerequisites. In addition to Graduate 
School admission requirements, the Department announces special degree requirements in 
its publications. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires 
24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours 
of course work, a written comprehensive examination, and a research paper. All students 
must complete the Program Core requirements as well as all Graduate School requirements. 
In addition to an M.S. degree, the department also offers a Master of Engineering (M.E.) 
degree. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

To enter the Ph.D. degree program, students must complete the M.S. Program Core prior 
to taking the Ph.D. qualifying examination. Those admitted to the Ph.D. program must 
complete an approved curriculum plan prior to admission to candidacy, in addition to 
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Facilities and Special Resources 

Special equipment includes scanning and transmission electron microscopes; X-ray 
diffraction devices; image analysis and mechanical testing facilities; crystal growing, thin 
film deposition and analysis equipment; HPLC, GC, IR and other sample preparation and 
analytical apparatus. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance in the form of teaching and research assistantships and sponsored 
fellowships are available to qualified students. 

Additional Information 

Information is available from: 

t 

Academic Program Coordinator 

Engineering Materials Program 

Department of Materials and Nuclear Engineering 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-2115, USA 

(301)405-5211 

For courses, see code ENMA. 



English Language and Literature Program (ENGL) 

Chair: Coletti 

Professors: Auchard, Berlin, Bryer, Caramello, Carretta, Coletti, Collier, Collins, Coogan, 

Cross, Fraistat, Fry, D. Hamilton, Handelman, Holton, Howard, Isaacs, Kauffman, Kolker, 

Kornblatt, Lanser, Lawson, Mack, McKnight, Pearson, C. Peterson, W. Peterson, Plumly, 

Trousdale, Turner, Vitzthum, Washington, Winton, Wyatt 

Associate Professors: Auerbach, Barry, Cartwright, Cate, Coleman, Dobin, Donawerth, 

Fahnestock, Flieger, Grossman, G. Hamilton, Hammond, Kleine, Leinwand, Leonardi, 

Levin, Levine, Loizeaux, Marcuse, Moser, Norman, Robinson, Smith, Van Egmond, Wang 

Assistant Professors: Cohen, King, McDowell, Ray, Richardson, Rutherford, Schilb, 

Sherman, Upton. 

The Department of English offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor 
of Philosophy degrees; particular strengths of the department are Early Modern literature, 
American literature, literature of the African Diaspora, feminist criticism and theory, and 
composition and rhetoric. The Department also offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in 
Creative Writing. Most students enrolled in graduate programs in English Language and 
Literature have sought employment in post-secondary teaching, but an increasing number 
of students are seeking non-academic employment in publishing, business and technical 



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writing, administration and personnel management. To assist with placement, the department 
has a Placement Director and the university has a Career Development Center. 

Admission Information 

In addition to fulfilling Graduate School requirements, applicants to the M.A. degree 
program should present a 3.5 GPA in English and 24 hours of upper-level English courses. 
Applicants to the Ph.D. degree program should present a 3.7 GPA and an M.A. degree, 
normally in English Language and Literature. All applicants should submit a writing sample 
of 8-20 pages to the Office of the Director of Graduate Studies. Applications for all degree 
programs must be received by January 15. Admission is for the Fall semester only. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree program requires 30 credit hours of graduate work distributed to assure 
coverage of major historical fields. The student either may take 24 hours of coursework and 
write a thesis for the other six hours, or take 30 hours of coursework and pass a written 
comprehensive examination. The department also offers a special M.A. with a Minor in 
Composition and Rhetoric. This degree program requires 30 credit hours of graduate work, 
provides thesis and non-thesis options, and balances courses in literature with courses in the 
theory of composition and rhetoric. 

The M.F.A. degree program requires 36 credit hours of graduate work. The program 
balances courses in literature with writing workshops (30 hours), and requires a creative 
thesis (six hours). It offers concentrations in fiction and in poetry. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. degree program requires a total of 51 credit hours of graduate work (normally 
21 hours beyond the M.A.) and three additional requirements: 1) a two-part exam (written 
and oral) in the student's two chosen areas of specialization; 2) an examination in a foreign 
language; and 3) the dissertation. Applicants to the Ph.D. program normally must have an 
M.A. Applicants who wish to pursue a Ph.D., but who do not have an M.A., must apply to 
the M.A. program; the departmental Admissions Committee, however, may recommend that 
some applicants be admitted directly into the Ph.D program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Resources for research in the College Park and Washington, D.C. area are unsurpassed. 
The university's libraries hold over 2,000,000 volumes. In addition to the outstanding 
holdings of the Library of Congress, the area also offers the specialized resources of the 
Folger Shakespeare Library, Dumbarton Oaks, the National Archives, the Smithsonian 
Institution, and the National Center for the Study of the Visual Arts. 

UMCP is a member of the Consortium of Institutions in the Washington area, which permits 
graduate students at College Park to enroll in courses at other universities for graduate credit 
at UMCP. Graduate students in English also may take courses for graduate credit at the 



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Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, which runs a series of 
seminars by distinguished scholars each year. 

Financial Assistance 

The Graduate School awards a small number of recruitment and retention fellowships to 
candidates nominated by the various departments. In conjunction with the Graduate School, 
the English Department also awards teaching assistantships, the primary form of financial 
aid. Currently, about 90 teaching assistantships are awarded each year, and about 25 of these 
go to incoming students or to enrolled students who have not previously held them. 

Additional Information 

Additional information on admission, degree requirements, and financial aid can be 
obtained from: 

Charles Caramello 
Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of English 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-3798 

For courses, see code ENGL. 



Entomology Program (ENTM) 

Chair: Raupp 

Professors: Barbosa, Bottrell, Denno, Hellman, Ma, Raupp, Scott 

Professors Emeriti: Bickley, Davidson, Harrison, Jones, Menzer, Messersmith, Steinhauer, 

Wood 

Associate Professors: Armstrong, Brown, Dively, Lamp, Linduska, Mitter, Nelson, Regier 

Assistant Professors: Shultz, Thorne 

Adjunct Professors: Coddington, Gwadz, Hsu, Miller, Poole, Raina, Schauff 

Assistant Research Scientist: Sina 

The Department of Entomology offers both the Master of Science and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees. Graduate students may specialize in physiology and morphology, 
toxicology, biosystematics, ecology and behavior, medical entomology, apiculture, insect 
pathology, economic entomology, and pest management. 

Employment opportunities for graduates exist in industry, academia, federal, state and local 
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Admission Information 

Students applying for graduate work in entomology are expected to have strong 
backgrounds in the biological or agricultural sciences, chemistry, and mathematics. An 
undergraduate degree in entomology is not required, but a strong basic preparation is 
definitely preferred for admission to the program. Students lacking certain specific courses 
in their undergraduate program may need to extend the normal period of time required for 
the degree. The Entomology curriculum ensures broad and thorough training in all aspects 
of the discipline prior to the award of the degree. 

Upon admission to the M.S. or Ph.D. program, the student undergoes a Departmental 
interview to evaluate general knowledge of biology and entomology. After this examination 
the student's study committee suggests a program of course work and approves a detailed 
research proposal. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

In the M.S. program, the student is given latitude in the selection of the advisory study 
committee, the choice of a study area or track, and the selection of a research program. Several 
courses are required for each track. The M.S. degree is awarded following the successful 
completion of the course requirements (24 credits) and a satisfactory thesis (6 credits). 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program provides diverse opportunities for the selection of a dissertation 
question, composition of advisory committee, and selection of an area of specialization. In 
addition to course requirements with each area of specialization, course work is determined 
by the advisory study committee. Following completion of most course work, the Ph.D. 
student is given an oral qualifying examination before applying for admission to candidacy. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department is housed in the newest research facility on campus and maintains facilities 
for research in all areas of specialization offered. In addition, cooperative programs with 
other departments in Agriculture and Life Sciences are possible. The Department also 
maintains cooperative research programs with several government agencies such as the 
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, and 
the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Students may also participate in the Maryland 
Center for Systematic Entomology where cooperative guidance toward advanced degrees 
has been established between the department and scientists in the Insect Identification and 
Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute of the U.S.D.A. and the Smithsonian Institution's 
Department of Entomology. Specialized facilities are frequently made available to graduate 
students in these programs. In many instances graduates of the entomology programs find 
employment in such government agencies because of the contacts made in these cooperative 
projects. 



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Financial Assistance 

There are a number of teaching and research assistantships available to entomology 
graduate students on a competitive basis. For teaching assistantships associated with the 
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, the Department provides 3 and 5 years of support respectively. 
Several part-time employment opportunities are available in governmental and private 
research and developmental laboratories in the area. The Department also awards a 3-year 
Gahan Regents Graduate Fellowship annually. 

Additional Information 

The Department's Guidelines for Graduate Students gives additional information on the 
graduate program, including requirements for admission, course requirements, 
examinations, seminars, and research areas and facilities. Copies are available from: 

Department of Entomology 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-3912 

For courses, see code ENTM. 



Family Studies Program (FMST) 

Chair: Koblinsky 

Professors: Billingsley, Epstein, Gaylin, Hampton. Koblinsky 

Associate Professors: Anderson, Leslie, Mokhtari, Myricks, Randolph. Rubin, Wallen 

Instructor: Werlinich 

Lecturers: Davis, Millstein 

The Department is strongly committed to describing, explaining, and improving the quality 
of family life by means of applied research, education, therapy, human service program 
management, policy analysis, and advocacy. The approach is inter-disciplinary, emphasizing 
individual, interpersonal, and social change. Professional education is based on a systems 
or ecological paradigm, combining within a single program the fundamental concerns of a 
number of interrelated professional fields including family sciences, marriage and family 
therapy, human service program management, and family economics. 

Within the Department's master's degree program there are two areas of study: 1) Family 
Studies and 2) Marriage and Family Therapy. Family Studies explores the dynamics within 
families and close relationships as well as the interactions between families and larger 
community and social contexts. Areas of interest include family communication and 
interaction processes, variations over the family life cycle, ethnic families, cross-cultural 
family analysis, family economics, family violence, family policy, and family issues in 
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The program in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on 
Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for 
Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The curriculum is based upon an integrative 
approach to family therapy. From a general systems perspective, the students are presented 
a broad overview of family therapy approaches and related theory. Didactic course material 
is continuously applied through extensive supervised clinical practice with the intent of 
integrating theory and practice into a total learning experience. 

In collaboration with the Department of Health Education, the Department also offers an 
area of concentration in Family Studies within the Health Education Ph.D. program. 
Students interested in pursuing doctoral work in family studies should consult the Health 
Education listing in the Graduate School Catalog for details regarding Doctoral Degree 
Requirements. Additional information about the Family Studies doctoral area of 
concentration can be obtained from the Department of Family Studies. 

Admission Information 

The admission standards include a minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average, 
a score of 1000 or more on the GRE (verbal and quantitative), strong letters of 
recommendation, and a statement of personal and professional objectives. For those with a 
master's degree within the last ten years, the GRE requirements may be waived. 

The application deadlines for Family Studies for the Fall and Spring semesters are March 1 
and November 1, respectively. Students applying to the Marriage and Family Therapy 
Program must apply by February 15. A "Family Therapy Application Form" is available 
from the Department. Students are only admitted to the Marriage and Family Therapy 
Program in the Fall semester. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Family Studies program requires 30 credit hours. The Marriage and Family Therapy 
Program requires 60 credits which includes a two year internship sequence. The following 
4 core courses (12 credits) must be taken by all students: 

• Family Theories (FMST 600) 

• Organization, Methods, and Principles in Family Studies (FMST 604) 

• Research Methods in Family Studies (FMST 610) 

• Quantitative Research Methods (EDMS 645) 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Family Research Center: The purpose of the Family Research Center is to enhance 
family research opportunities by securing extramural funding and to encourage cooperative 
ventures with the University and other institutions. The Center also hosts international 
scholars engaged in cross-cultural studies of the family and serves as a resource for family 
information for the citizens of Maryland and the nation. 



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The Family Service Center: The Family Service Center is the training and research arm 
of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program of the Department of Family Studies. 
Departmental graduate students and faculty provide clinical and educational services to 
families from the surrounding communities. 

Financial Assistance 

Due to the limited number of available graduate assistantships and the high demand for 
these positions, application for financial aid should be made prior to February 1, for the fall 
semester of the coming year. Students who want to be considered for an assistantship or 
fellowship should apply to the FMST Director of Graduate Studies using the "Merit-Based 
Award" form in the graduate application packet. Early application increases the probability 
of receiving an assistantship. 

Additional Information 

For further information, contact: 

Department of Family Studies 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-3672 

e-mail: fmstgrad@deans.umd.edu 

For courses, see code FMST. 



Fire Protection Engineering Program (ENFP) 

Chair: Spivak 

Professors: Brannigan, Quintiere 
Professor Emeritus: Bryan 
Adjunct Professor: Rockett 
Associate Professor: Mowrer 
Assistant Professors: Milke, Torero 

The Fire Protection Engineering Department offers a diversified program of graduate 
studies leading to the Master of Science or the Master of Engineering (Professional Master's) 
degree. An individual study plan compatible with the student's interest and background is 
developed between the student and adviser. Several specialized areas of graduate study are 
available. One area focuses on engineering principles concerned with fire modeling and 
combustion behavior, i.e. the scientific fundamentals of diffusion flame combustion, the 
mechanics of flame propagation, and the techniques of field or zone simulation for the 
prediction of fire development and smoke movement. A second area of study involves the 
application of risk analysis techniques, using predictive and analytical procedures for the 
quantitative assessment of the magnitude of fire hazards and the probabilities of potential 
fire incidents. Related and additional areas of study include "smart" fire detection, water 



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mist advanced fire suppression techniques, contents and furnishings flammability, fire and 
indoor air pollution, regulatory effectiveness analysis, and performance based codes. These 
and other topics are available to graduate students on an individual basis. 

Admission Information 

The M.S. and M.Eng. programs are open to qualified students holding the B.S. degree. 
Full admission may be granted to students with degrees in any of the engineering and 
physical science areas from accredited programs. In some cases it may be necessary to 
require undergraduate courses to fulfill the student's background. In addition to the Graduate 
School requirements, the Graduate Record Examination may be required. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option, both of which require 
completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Individual programs of study are determined 
by the student and his or her advisor and the department. In addition to an M.S. degree, the 
department also offers a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree which requires 30 credit 
hours of approved courses in major and minor core areas. The department's degree 
requirements are given in detail in its publications. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The department provides laboratory facilities for graduate research. The laboratories 
contain radiant panels including a LIFT apparatus, smoke measurement and particle 
obscuration apparatus, and advanced data acquisition systems. Additional facilities are 
available through our collaboration with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) and 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The departmental computer laboratory 
contains personal computers and an extensive library of fire modeling software for research 
related activities. Sun workstations and a DEC-based CAD facility are provided by the 
Clark School of Engineering. A mainframe computer in the Computer Science Building is 
available by remote access from the Department Computer Laboratory. The department and 
university libraries comprise one of the most extensive fire protection engineering 
collections in the country. The department has computerized access to the National Institute 
of Standards and Technology's Fire Research Library through FIREDOC. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial aid is available in the form of fellowships and teaching and research 
assistantships. Research assistantships are awarded in conjunction with the availability of 
research funds. Professional firms and governmental agencies in the area have work-study 
programs available to graduate students. Several graduate courses are offered late afternoon 
or early evening to accommodate part-time students. 



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Additional Information 

Brochures and publications offered by the Department may be obtained by writing to us 
below. Further information is readily available via our Internet homepage and world wide 
web site at http://www.enfp.umd.edu . 

Department of Fire Protection Engineering 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-3031 
(301) 405-3992 or fax (301) 405-9383 

For courses, see code ENFP 



Food Science Program (FDSC) 

Director: Schlimme 

Professors: Bean, Brannon, Heath, Johnson, Quebedeaux, Schlimme, Solomos, Vijay, 

Westhoff, Wheaton 

Professors Emeriti: Keeney, King, Mattick, Twigg, Wiley 

Associate Professors: Chai, Doerr, Shehata, Stewart, Wabeck 

Assistant Professor: Boyle 

Associate Extension Specialist: Kantor 

The Food Science Graduate Program is interdepartmental with faculty representing the 
Departments of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Animal 
Sciences, Botany, Horticulture, Nutrition and Food Science, Poultry Science, and the 
Seafood Processing Labs at the Environmental and Estuarine Studies Program. A faculty 
committee is responsible for graduate admission and curriculum maintenance. The Food 
Science Graduate Program Director has an office in the Department of Nutrition and Food 
Science in Marie Mount Hall. 

Admission Information 

The Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE-General Test) must be taken 
by all applicants. A minimum total GRE score of 1500 is required. A background in food 
science, physical, chemical or biological sciences, or engineering is desirable. Acceptance 
is based upon academic transcripts with GPA's, three letters of recommendation, a statement 
of objectives, and professional experience. An additional requirement for admission is 
identification of a research advisor prepared to accept the applicant as an advisee. 
International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550. International applicants 
must also submit documentation of adequate financial support for their studies. Offers of 
admission (or rejection) are made by the Graduate School based upon the recommendation 
of the Director of the Graduate Program in Food Science. 



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Master's Degree Requirements 

During the student's first semester, a guidance committee will be formed and chaired by 
the student's faculty advisor, consisting of at least 2 (M.S.) or 4 (Ph.D.) additional members 
of the Graduate Faculty. An approved program of study will be developed for each graduate 
student by his or her guidance committee by the end of the first year of graduate study. 

M.S. Degree — Thesis Option 

1 . Graduate School requirements of 24 graduate credits of course work including a 
minimum of 12 credits of 600 level courses. 

2. A minimum of 6 graduate credits of research (NFSC 799). 

3. A research thesis must be submitted and defended before an examining committee 
appointed by the Graduate School. 

4. A manuscript, i.e., one or more research papers based upon the thesis, will be 
submitted to a referred journal for review and publication. 

M.S. Degree — Non-Thesis Option 

1. Graduate School requirements of 30 graduate credits of course work including a 
minimum of 15 credits of 600 level courses. 

2. A scholarly paper must be developed and defended. After acceptance by the 
student's advisory committee, a colloquium presentation must be made. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

1. An equivalent of a thesis option M.S. degree is required. 

2. Completion of the program of study established by the student's guidance 
committee (including minimum requirements of the Graduate School). 

3. Dissertation research requirement of a minimum of 12 credits of NFSC 899. A 
dissertation proposal must be presented to the guidance committee for approval not 
later than the end of the third semester of study. 

4. A comprehensive oral examination conducted by the guidance committee 
preferably before the end of the 4th semester of study must be taken. Based upon 
the result of the oral examination, the student shall: be admitted to candidacy for 
the Ph.D. degree; be required to undertake additional study; not be allowed to 
continue in graduate school. 

5. Each student will assist in teaching at least one course. 

6. The candidate will prepare and defend a dissertation before an appointed examining 
committee. 

7. The candidate will prepare one or more research papers (manuscripts) based upon 
the dissertation for submittal to a referred journal. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Available laboratories, pilot plants, and equipment are located on campus in the Animal 
Sciences Center, Holzapfel Hall, Marie Mount Hall, H.J. Patterson Hall, Turner Laboratory, 
and the Biological Resources Engineering Department. Facilities are available for 



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experimental processing of fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meat, dairy products, and seafood. 
Additional seafood processing facilities are located off eampus. Laboratories arc equipped 
for biochemical, biophysical, and microbiological research and include facilities foi 
laboratory animals. Instrumentation includes gas-liquid chromotographs, HPLC, atomic 
absorption spectrophotometer, rheology and texture measurement instruments, electron 
microscopes, super speed and ultra centrifuges, amino acid analyzers, slope extractor and 
UF/RO membrane separator, radioisotope counters, and automated wet chemical analyzers. 
A broad range of modern facilities for cell culture, biochemistry, and recombinant DNA 
work are also present. University research farms are available for both plant and animal 
production studies. Specialized facilities of nearby government and food industry 
laboratories are available for graduate student research. The Library of Congress, the 
National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine are within easy access 
to the University. 

Financial Assistance 

Assistantships are not granted for the first semester for new graduate students. Students 
will be considered for possible assistantships after the successful completion of the first 
semester. 

Additional Information 

For additional information contact: 

Dr. Donald Schlimme. Director of the Graduate Program in Food Science 

Department of Nutrition and Food Science 

3304 Marie Mount Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-4521 

For courses, see code FDSC. 



French Language and Literature Program (FRIT) 

Chair: Mossman 

Professors: Fink, MacBain, Mossman. Russell. Tarica, Therrien (Emerita) 

Associate Professors: Black, Brami, Cottenet-Hage, Falvo, Meijer (Emerita), Verdaguer 

Assistant Professors: Campangne, Kinginger 

The Department of French and Italian prepares students for the Master of Arts and Doctor 
of Philosophy degrees in French language and literature. The composition of the graduate 
faculty and the variety of course offerings make it possible for students to specialize in any 
period or movement of French literature or any aspect of the French language, subject to 
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Admission Information 

The M.A. program, which offers both a thesis and non-thesis option, is open to students 
who have a solid grounding in French language and literature. It is strongly recommended 
that all applicants take the Graduate Record Examination. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The students' knowledge of French is screened at the beginning of their first semester 
through a Language Proficiency Examination. Students usually take four semesters to finish 
the master's degree, which includes the successful completion of a thesis or a substantial 
research paper and a comprehensive examination in French Literature, French Literature/ 
Civilization, or French Literature/Special Focus Area. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program is open only to the most highly motivated candidates who give evidence 
of strong qualifications to pursue an interest in individual research. All applicants for the 
Ph.D. program (other than M.A. graduates of this Department) must pass a three-part 
preliminary examination administered at the start of the first semester, consisting of an 
explication de textes, an essay, and an oral examination before being fully admitted to the 
program. They must then complete a program of seminars related to their field of interest 
in addition to other courses deemed necessary to prepare them to enter the profession. 
Finally, they must pass three Qualifying Examinations and a translation examination in a 
second foreign language before being admitted to candidacy and beginning work on their 
dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to the University graduate and undergraduate libraries, the Department 
maintains a reference library. Area research facilities include the Library of Congress and 
the Folger Library (specializing in 16th, 17th, and 18th-century humanistic studies). The 
Department has a chapter of the National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Iota. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial support is available in the form of graduate fellowships and teaching 
assistantships. For information contact the Director of Graduate Studies at the Department 
of French and Italian. 



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Additional Information 

For complete information concerning the Department's requirements set forth in the Guide 
to Graduate Programs in French, contact: 

Department of French and Italian 
Language and Literature 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-4024 

For courses, see code FRIT. 



Geography Program (GEOG) 

Chair: Townshend 

Professors: Goward. Leatherman. Mitchell. Prince. Townshend 

Associate Professors: Brodsky. Christian. Cirrincione. Groves. Kearney. Thompson 

Assistant Professor: Boberg. Dubayah. Geores. Liang 

Adjunct Professor: Williams 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Cebnan. Walthall 

Lecturers: Broome. Eney. Hall. Olsen 

The Department of Geography offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Specific departmental graduate specialties include the 
following: Physical Geography Cbioclimatology, biogeography. coastal geomorphology. 
estuarine geomorphology. physical climatology); Human Geography (cultural geography, 
historical geography of North America, social and population geography, transportation, 
urban geography, urban and regional systems); Geographic Methods (digital cartography, 
geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial analysis). Interdisciplinary 
approaches are encouraged. 

Students at both the master's and doctoral levels initiate their own program of coursework 
and submit a plan of study for approval. All degree-seeking graduate students are required 
to complete the following courses during their first full year of study: GEOG 600. GEOG 
605, GEOG 610. and all prerequisites associated with these required courses. In addition, it 
is normally recommended to students to take a GEOG 788 Pro-Seminar course. 

While the Washington job market is highly competitive, employment opportunities in 
applied geography remain strong. Would-be practicing geographers should stress such 
marketable studies as remote sensing, cartography, computer cartography, geographic 
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Admission Information 

Incoming M.A. students are expected to have an undergraduate degree in geography or a 
related field. All graduate applicants should submit their Graduate Record Examination test 
scores. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Master's students must complete at least 30 graduate credit hours. No more than 12 credit 
hours may be taken at the 400 level. All master's students take an oral examination defense 
of a research proposal and a final oral examination based either on the thesis or the first of 
the two research papers. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program usually requires three years to complete. The program is designed to 
meet the individual needs of the student. Doctoral applicants must submit a written statement 
of study that is used to solicit faculty sponsors. Because of the degree of specialization, the 
Department only considers Ph.D. applicants whose interests coincide with Departmental 
faculty competence. 

The Department normally requires a grade point average higher than 3.0 and a master's 
degree from a recognized geography department for admission. Competency in terms of 
fields of study and a comparable level of achievement to the Department's master's degree 
may also be accepted. Students without a master's degree may petition the Department for 
admission and may be accepted upon approval of a faculty committee appointed by the 
Department Chair. 

After completion of formal coursework for the Ph.D., students must take a two-part 
qualifying examination for advancement to candidacy. Part one is a written examination on 
the student's specific field of research specialization. Part two is an oral examination 
evaluating the dissertation proposal. Upon satisfactory completion of the dissertation there 
is also a final oral examination. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Departmental research facilities are contemporary and outstanding. They include 
cartographic laboratories, a computer mapping and spatial analysis facility, a coastal 
geomorphology laboratory, and remote sensing laboratory. Numerous microcomputers are 
housed in the Department. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available. 



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Additional Information 

More detailed information on the M.A. and Ph.D. programs can he obtained by requesting 
a copy of the Department brochure "Graduate Programs in Geography at the University of 
Maryland" (phone: 301-405-4050) and then by contacting the: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Geography 
1 1 13 Le Irak Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-4056 

For courses, see code GEOG. 



Dual Master's Degrees Programs in Geographic Information Systems 

This is a joint program of the College of Library and Information Services and the 
Department of Geography. It results in two master's degrees: the Master of Library Science 
(MLS) and the Master of Arts in Geography. The dual-degree program requires a minimum 
of 56 graduate credit hours. For a full-time student, the Program requires two years of 
intensive study. Admission to the Program is competitive and students must apply separately 
and be admitted both to Library and Information Services and to Geography. Contact either 
the Department of Geography (301) 405-4056 or the College of Library and Information 
Services (301 ) 405-2038 for more information. 



Geology Program (GEOL) 

Chair: Brown 

Professors: Brown, Candela, Chang, Wylie 

Associate Professors: McLellan, Prestegaard, Ridky, Segovia, Stifel, Walker 

Assistant Professor: Krogstad 

Adjunct Professor: Zen 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Luhr 

Adjunct Assistant Professors: Bohlke, Shirey, Sorensen 

Affiliate Associate Professor: Kearney 

The Department of Geology offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The two areas of concentration are Lithospheric Processes and 
Earth Surface Processes. Research within Lithospheric Processes includes such traditional 
areas as mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, structural geology, and tectonics. Research 
within Earth Surface Processes includes hydrology, sedimentation, geomorphology, remote 
sensing, and environmental change. These areas are not mutually exclusive, and students are 
encouraged to develop a program that suits their interests. 



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Research topics currently being studied by faculty-student groups lie within the following 
broad areas: the origin and evolution of granites and granitic pegmatites, metamorphic 
petrogenesis, phase equilibria studies, geochemical evolution of the mantle and crust, ore 
petrogenesis and the behavior of ore metals in igneous systems, problems in tectonic 
evolution, mechanisms of surface-groundwater interactions, wetland hydrology, glacial 
geology, sediment transport mechanics, hydrologic consequences of climate change, 
biogeochemical reactions with stable isotopes, and hydrogeochemistry. 

Admission Information 

Qualified students with a major in geology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, 
engineering or other related sciences are invited to apply for admission to the graduate 
programs. All students must submit the Graduate Record Examination scores to be 
considered for admission. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Department of Geology offers a Master of Science degree. There is no single 
prescribed curriculum. Although 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis 
research are required, the entire course of study is individually developed for each student 
by his or her graduate program committee as approved by the Graduate Committee. The 
M.S. degree is awarded following the successful completion of the course requirements, 
submission of a satisfactory thesis, and an oral defense of the thesis. The M.S. normally 
requires two years of work. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Requirements for the Ph.D. degree include satisfactory completion of course work, 
preparation of a research proposal, an oral candidacy and research proposal examination, 
and a successful dissertation defense. The Ph.D. commonly requires two or three years of 
work if conducted after the completion of an M.S. program, or four to five years if pursued 
directly from the bachelor level. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department maintains a variety of modern facilities and equipment for research 
including Sun Microsystems computer networks with direct access to supercomputer 
facilities; laboratories for research on the petrology of igneous, metamorphic, and 
sedimentary rocks; a Cue 3 color image analysis system; a Fluid, Inc., stage for fluid 
inclusion analysis; research microscopes with instruments to measure reflectance; rock 
preparation laboratories; high temperature and high pressure/high temperature equipment 
for dry or hydrothermal experiments; two solid source mass spectrometers and ancillary 
equipment for isotope analysis; electromagnetic and Ott velocity meters; digitizing 
equipment; laboratory and field hydrogeology equipment (and access to a drill rig on 
campus); flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption equipment; an automated x-ray 
diffractometry apparatus (XRD). Analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopy 
and JEOL 840 electron microprobe are available on campus for geological research. 



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Although students will choose an advisor within the Geology Department, they may also 
wish to take advantage of research opportunities provided hy collaboration with other 
departments on campus such as Meteorology, Geography, Agronomy, Civil Engineering and 
Chemistry, and other institutions in the area including the Smithsonian Institution, United 
States Geological Survey, NASA, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Geophysical Lab, 
and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate students are eligible for Departmental teaching assistantships, Graduate School 
fellowships and grant-supported fellowships and research assistantships. In addition, some 
curatorial, library, and other part-time work is sometimes available. 

Additional Information 

The Department's Graduate Programs in Geology at Maryland gives additional 
information on the requirements, examinations, faculty research interests and publications, 
research facilities, and financial aid. Copies are available from: 

Department of Geology 

University of Maryland at College Park 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301) 405-4365 

For courses, see code GEOL. 



Germanic Language and Literature Program (GERS) 

Chair: Walker 

Professors: Beicken, Best, Frederiksen, Oster, Pfister 

Professors Emeriti/ae: Bilik, Herin, Jones 

Associate Professors: Reck, Greene-Gantzberg, Strauch 

Assistant Professors: Richter 

The German Program of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and 
Literatures offers graduate study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Specialization 
includes the following areas: language pedagogy and applied linguistics; Germanic 
philology; Medieval literature and culture; and literature of the German speaking countries 
from the Renaissance to the present including German culture and film. 

The Departmental programs emphasize the linguistic approach to language studies, the 
incorporation of critical theory and literary theory into the study of literature and culture, 
the pursuit of cultural perspectives in the study of literary history, and German film and 
gender studies. 



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Admission Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, candidates should have a bachelor's 
degree with a major in German language and literature or the equivalent and fluency in the 
written and spoken language. Each candidate must submit an audio tape of spoken English 
and German not longer than fifteen minutes each. Candidates for the doctorate must have a 
master's degree in German or in a related discipline such as Germanic studies, Scandinavian 
studies, language education, and Medieval studies. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. For the thesis option, 
the student must complete 24 hours of coursework, the thesis with oral defense, and a written 
comprehensive examination. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of coursework, a mini- 
thesis with oral defense, and a written comprehensive examination. For both options the 
comprehensives consist of two three-hour examinations based on the coursework and the 
M.A. reading list. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. are as follows: 1) completion of at least 30 hours of 
coursework beyond the master's degree over a period of at least one year at the University 
of Maryland and a further 12 hours of dissertation research; 2) a reading skill examination 
in a language other than English or German, which may be another Germanic language or 
a language related to the candidate's research; 3) comprehensive written examinations; 
4) presentation of the dissertation, an original study in the field of specialization on a topic 
approved by the advisor and the examining committee; and 5) the oral defense of the 
dissertation (one to two hours). 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to its course offerings listed below, the German Program of the Department of 
Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures sponsors the German Club, the University 
of Maryland Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha (the national German language honors society). 
The department participates in the University Honors Programs and has a departmental 
honors program. Distinguished scholars and lecturers as well as visiting professors visit the 
metropolitan area and campus regularly. College Park's proximity to Washington, D.C., 
facilitates participation in the many cultural functions of the capital with its wealth of 
German and Scandinavian social groups and national societies: the Embassies of Austria, 
Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland; and the German Historical Institute, and 
the Goethe Institute, which has co-sponsored the yearly Sommerschule in the Nation's 
Capital, a program for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Financial Assistance 

The German Program offers graduate teaching assistantships and the Graduate School 
offers fellowships, minority fellowships, and grants on a competitive basis. 



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Additional Information 

For further information write to: 

Coordinator of Graduate Studies 

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature 

University of Maryland 

College Park. MD 20742 

(301)405-4091 

For courses, see codes GERS. RUSS. and SLAV. 



Government and Politics Program (GVPT) 

Chair: Wilkenfeld 

Professors: Alford. Butterworth, Davidson. Dawisha, Elkin, Franda, Glass, Gurr, Heisler, 

Marando. Oppenheimer. Phillips. Piper. Pirages. Quester. Stone, Uslaner, Wilkenfeld 

Professors Emeriti: Anderson. Claude. Hsueh, McNelly, Reeves 

Associate Professors: Graber. Herrnson, Kaminski. Lalman. Mcintosh, Pearson, Soltan, 

Swistak. Terchek. Tismaneanu. Williams. Wilson 

Assistant Professors: Conca. Gimpel. Haufler. Johnson, Lanning, Matthes, Schreurs 

Instructor: Yietri 

The Department of Government and Politics is a large and diverse department that offers 
graduate study leading to both the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 
political science. The Department offers a variety of courses and program flexibility for 
students seeking academic careers as well as those seeking other professional career interests 
in political science. 

This diversity and flexibility enables students to pursue specializations in the broad fields 
of political science: American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political 
economy, and political theory. In addition, students may pursue more specialized fields such 
as formal theory, public law. post-communist studies. East-Asian studies, national security, 
political development, public policy, political behavior, political psychology, conflict 
management, politics of advanced industrial societies, environmental politics, and social 
choice. 

Admission Information 

The Department seeks to recruit highly qualified students and to admit the strongest 
students from the pool of applicants. Preference is given to students applying for admission 
to the doctoral program. Approximately 25-30 students will be accepted into the graduate 
program each Fall. Applicants must provide transcripts, letters of recommendation, and 
scores from the Graduate Record Examination. Students seeking admission who have an 
undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 and aggregate GRE scores of about 1800 are within the 
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Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. program serves primarily as the first graduate degree for students seeking 
academic careers. Consequently students usually undertake a course of study that will lead 
to the doctoral program and pursue one of the broad fields that are also part of the doctoral 
program. The program does provide sufficient flexibility, however, to allow students to 
pursue a more specialized field. 

Master's degree candidates may select a thesis or a non-thesis option, both of which require 
six semester hours of political theory or political philosophy, six semester hours of methods 
courses and a comprehensive examination in one field. Both options require a total of 
30 semester hours of credit. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The doctoral program is intended to provide students with the knowledge, methodological 
skills and research experience appropriate for persons who intend to enter the discipline of 
political science. Students must complete 42 hours of graduate work including courses in 
political theory and research methods and pass written comprehensive examinations in two 
fields. Although formal coursework and field examinations are important components of the 
doctoral program, the research component, especially in the form of the dissertation is 
paramount. Consequently students who are able to demonstrate an interest in quality research 
activities and desire to become creators as well as consumers of knowledge are appropriate 
for the doctoral program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Graduate students in the department participate in the activities of the Public Service Intern 
Program, Project ICONS, the Center for International Development and Conflict 
Management, the Maryland Collective Choice Center, the Center for International Security 
Studies at Maryland, the East-South Project, the Center for the Study of Post-Communist 
Societies, The Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society, The Future of the 
Russian Littoral: the International Politics of Eurasia into the Twenty-First Century Project, 
and the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda. 

Financial Assistance 

In addition to teaching assistantships, the Department also has a public service intern 
program for students interested in State government. There are also a limited and variable 
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Additional Information 

Further information, including a manual on graduate study, please contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Government and Politics 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-4161 

For courses, see code GVPT. 



Health Education Program (HLTH) 

Chair: Gilbert 

Professors: Beck, Burt, Feldman, Gilbert, Greenberg, Leviton, Wilson 

Associate Professors: Clearwater, Desmond, Meiners 

Assistant Professors: Jackson, Sawyer, Schulken, Spalding 

Adjunct Professors: Portnoy, Schleifer, Silbergeld, Simons-Morton, Stone, Tomasetti 

Affiliate Professors: B rid well, Freimuth 

Instructors: Hyde, Pinciaro, Reynolds, Schiraldi 

The Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees. The Department of Health Education offers a program designed to 
prepare students to enter health education and related health professions in teaching, 
research, consulting and administrative roles. Career opportunities for graduates include 
professional education, research, health maintenance, public schools, community health 
agencies, health care delivery and promotion, and private and governmental settings. 

The Ph.D. Program offers areas of study and field experience in stress management, health 
behavior, family studies, and women's health. Advanced degree study is not limited to these 
areas. Students, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies and faculty advisers, 
may design an individual program of study to meet their projected professional needs in the 
doctoral program. 

Admission Information 

The Department requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 for students interested in 
the master's degree. For admission to the doctoral program, a graduate GPA of 3.3 is 
required. In addition, the Department requires satisfactory GRE scores (quantitative and 
verbal sections) and three letters of recommendation from all applicants. Deadline for Fall 
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Master's Degree Requirements 

The master's program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. Thirty credits are required 
for both degree options. Twenty-four credits must be at the 600 level or above. Six credits 
may be at the 400 level with permission. Advisement is mandatory. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Ph.D. applicants must have completed a master's level degree. The Ph.D. program requires: 
(1) successful completion of approved course work; (2) comprehensive examination; and 
(3) a dissertation. Advisement is mandatory. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The student may experience specific application of theory through numerous field studies 
and Departmental service programs in the areas of controlling stress and tension, children's 
health and development, programs for the aged, and women's health. Special Departmental 
facilities include the Psychophysiological Research Laboratory; the Minority Health 
Research Laboratory; the Interdisciplinary Health Research Laboratory; the Safety 
Education Center; Laboratory for Health Promotion, Research and Development; the 
College Microcomputer Laboratory; and the Wellness Research Laboratory. 

The proximity of the nation's capital, the National Institutes of Health, the National Library 
of Medicine, and the Library of Congress render the University of Maryland unusually well 
suited for graduate work in health education. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships. 
The Department may also recommend outstanding applicants to the Graduate School 
for University fellowships. The deadline to apply for fellowships and assistantships is 
February 1. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information on the program, contact: 

Dr. Harvey E. Clearwater 
Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Health Education 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-26 1 1 
(301)405-2464 

For courses, see code HLTH. 



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Hearing and Speech Sciences Program (HESP) 

Chairman: Ratncr 

Professors: McCall, Yeni-Komshian 

Professor Emeritus: Newby 

Associate Professors: Dingwall, Gordon-Salant, Ratner, Roth 

Lecturers: Balfour, Brigham, Daniel, Hart-Litz, McCabe, Mele-McCarthy, Perlroth, Troia, 

Worthington 

Adjunct: Capra, Danielson, Fitzgibbons, Ludlow, Sonies, Stone 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences provides the opportunity for advanced 
graduate study in the communication sciences and disorders. Formal areas of concentration 
include speech-language pathology and audiology. More individualized programs of study 
in speech, language or hearing are offered at the doctoral level. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs is on a very competitive basis. Each year, the 
Department receives approximately 250 applications for 25 anticipated spaces in the 
program. Successful M.A. applicants typically have earned at least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, 
and have strong GRE scores and letters of recommendation. Candidates admitted to the 
Ph.D. program satisfy even more competitive criteria. In addition to the Graduate School 
requirements, the Department requires applicants to furnish scores on the Graduate Record 
Examination. Prospective applicants should note that decisions on summer and fall 
admissions are made in early March and on spring admission in early November. Early 
application is encouraged. 

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in the hearing and speech sciences or a related 
field are considered for admission to the M.A. degree program, which usually requires two 
years of graduate study. Individuals without a background in the hearing and speech sciences 
typically require more than two years to finish. Only full-time students are admitted to the 
program. 

Admission to the Ph.D. degree program may be offered to applicants with either a 
Bachelor's or Master's degree. Requirements for completion of a program of doctoral study 
is dependent on a student's prior background in the communication sciences and disorders. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences offers the Master of Arts degree with either 
the thesis or the non-thesis option and with major emphasis either in speech-language 
pathology or in audiology. The Master's degree is required for individuals intending to practice 
as speech pathologists or audiologists in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, hearing 
and speech centers, or in other clinical settings. Academic coursework, which includes a 
minimum of 36 credits, is supplemented by additional credit registrations in supervised clinical 
practica in the University Speech and Hearing Clinic and in selected outside clinical facilities 
so that the graduate will meet the academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate 
of Clinical Competence (C.C.C.), issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing 
Association, and for licensure in the State of Maryland. The Master's degree program is 



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accredited by the Educational Standards Board of ASHA, the national accrediting agency 
which oversees graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Department also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major emphasis in 
speech, language, or hearing. Students with a B.A. or M.A. are considered for admission to 
the doctoral program. Matriculated doctoral students will choose within their major a special 
interest area, which may focus on the normal aspects of their major or disorders related to 
the major. A student must also select a minor area of study either from within or outside 
departmental offerings. There are no foreign language requirements, but advanced courses in 
statistics and experimental research design are required for the degree. Course programs are 
planned by the student and a committee of at least four faculty members. All doctoral students 
are expected to participate in varied research activities within the Department for academic 
credit. Students must take written and oral comprehensive examinations for admission to 
candidacy after completing formal academic coursework. Doctoral students must register for 
at least 12 semester hours of dissertation research credit before completing the degree. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department's facilities include: (1) several modern research laboratories equipped to 
support research in the areas of language, acoustic phonetics, physiological phonetics, 
psychoacoustics, speech perception, neuropsychology, and brain stem evoked response 
audiometry; (2) a Departmental library; (3) a hearing and speech clinic that includes multiple 
audiological test suites and diagnostic/therapy rooms equipped for observation; and (4) an 
on-site language pre-school also equipped for observation. Additional research and clinical 
facilities are available in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. The Library of 
Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the libraries of various medical schools in 
the Washington-Baltimore area supplement the University's libraries at College Park. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available through the Department. 
Assistantships that carry teaching, research, or clinical responsibilities are awarded on a 
competitive basis. Graduate fellowships are also available. 

Additional Information 

Additional information about the M.A. and Ph.D. programs may be obtained by contacting: 

Admissions Committee 

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-4214 

E-mail: h_office@bss2.umd.edu 

For courses, see code HESP. 



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History Program (HIST) 

Chair: Harris 

Professors: Bedos-Rezak, Belz, Berlin, Brush 1 , Cockburn, Eckstein, Friedel, Gilbert, 

Harris, Henretta, Kaufman, Lampe, A. Olson, K. Olson, Price, Sutherland, Wright 

Professors Emeriti: Callcott, Cole, Duffy, Evans, Foust, Gordon, Harlan, Jashemski, Kent, 

Merrill, Smith, Warren, Yaney 

Associate Professors: Breslow, Cooperman, Flack, Grimsted, Gullickson, Holum, Majeska, 

Mayo, Moss, Muncy, Perinbam, Ridgway, Rozenblit, Sumida, Zhang, Zilfi 

Associate Professor Emeritus: Stowasser 

Assistant Professors: Bradbury, Bravman, Brooks, David-Fox, Lapin, Rowland, Sicilia, 

Wetzell, Williams 

Adjunct Professor: Carr 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Papenfuse 

Affiliate Associate Professor: Struna 

'Joint appointment with Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology 

The Department of History offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and 
Doctor of Philosophy. Areas of specialization include: United States, Ancient, Medieval, 
Modern Europe, Britain, Russia, East Asia, Latin America, Diplomatic, Science, Africa*, 
Middle East*, and Women's History.* The program also features strengths in the areas of 
Business & Economic, Military (at the Master's level only), and Jewish history. Contact the 
program office for the most updated information on areas of specialization. 

*Fields at the M.A. level only. 

Admission Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, Graduate Record Examination scores are 
required. An undergraduate major in history is not required for admission. A minimum GPA 
of 3.25 in the applicant's undergraduate program is required for admission to the M.A. 
degree. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Master of Arts degree serves both as a firm grounding in a field of history for teaching 
purposes and as preparation for the pursuit of the doctorate. The Department offers both 
a thesis and a non-thesis option. Departmental requirements for the degree include one 
section of a general seminar (American, European or Comparative World History) and two 
800-level research seminars. Thirty credit hours are required for the degree. A maximum of 
nine hours of credit may be taken in 400-level courses. For those students who select a thesis 
option, six hours of M.A. thesis research courses (HIST 799) are required. There will be a 
final oral examination confined to the thesis and the area in which it lies. Students who select 
the non-thesis option must take 30 credits (15 in the major field, nine in the minor field and 
six hours of electives), submit two scholarly papers to their examining committee and pass 
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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The student's M.A. examining committee will decide whether or not to recommend a 
student for admission to the doctoral program based on the following: his or her record of 
achievement in coursework, a written examination (if required in the student's major area), 
and a thesis and oral defense, or two submitted research papers. Students with M.A. degrees 
awarded at other institutions will be asked to submit substantial evidence of their written 
work when they apply for admission to the doctoral program. A minimum GPA of 3.5 for 
work completed on the M.A. degree is required for admission to the doctoral program. 
Doctoral candidates must complete three sections of the General Seminar. Within five 
semesters after entering the doctoral program, every student must pass general and special 
field written examinations and a comprehensive oral examination, and satisfy a minor-field 
requirement either by examination or course work. These examinations will test for a broad, 
intelligent and informed handling of the major historical problems and literature of the 
student's fields of study. 

An oral examination on the student's dissertation prospectus is required. The dissertation 
is to be understood to constitute the largest single portion of the doctoral program; it is 
expected to make a significant contribution to historical knowledge and/or interpretation. 

Depending on the field of study, doctoral students may be required to demonstrate a reading 
competence in one or more foreign language. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to the field concentrations described above, the Department of History offers 
several forms of specialized training. In the field of historical editing the Department has 
introduced a successful internship course in archival work in conjunction with the National 
Archives. Since 1970, the Department has sponsored a journal of history, The Maryland 
Historian, which features scholarly articles and reviews and provides practical experience 
for graduate students in the production of a journal. The journal was founded and is managed 
and produced by graduate students in the Department of History. The Department also 
sponsors two major editorial projects: the Samuel Gompers Papers, and the Freedmen and 
Southern Society project. A number of history department graduate students have gained 
valuable research and editing experience on these projects, all of which receive support from 
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. 

In conjunction with the Department of Philosophy, the Department of History sponsors 
and participates in the Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies. The 
Institute offers seminars, workshops, conferences, colloquia, and lectures for graduate 
students and faculty. The Department of History also participates in the Caesarea 
excavations. This project provides a rich source of thesis and dissertation topics for graduate 
students in Ancient History. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers financial assistance principally in the form of teaching 
assistantships to outstanding graduate students. These positions vary in number according 



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to the availability of funds, but generally about 36 arc awarded to students working toward 
the Ph.D. or, less frequently, the M.A. degree. Appointment as a leaching assistant provides 
students an opportunity to work closely with faculty members in the leaching of 
undergraduate sur\e\ courses m history. Paid internships at regional historical institutions 
that carry tuition scholarships are also available. The Folger Institute also awards fellowships 
to graduate students and several of these awards have gone to doctoral candidates from the 
University of Maryland's history department. 

Additional Information 

For complete descriptions of programs and requirements, contact: 

Graduate Director 
Department of History 
University of Maryland 
College Park. MD 20742 
(301)405-4264 

For courses, see code HIST. 



Concentration in the History and Philosophy of Science 

The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science supervises graduate study 
leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in History or Philosophy. 
Courses are offered in a wide range of subjects in the history and philosophy of science and 
technology and research facilities are available on the College Park campus and in the 
Washington area. For advanced research, the emphasis is on the history and philosophy of 
physical and biological science in the 19th and 20th centuries; history of the philosophy of 
science and scientific ideas; genetics, computer science, geophysics and astronomy; and 
scientific institutions in the United States. Integration of historical and philosophical 
interpretations of science is stressed in both teaching and research. 

While academia is the traditional employer of historians and philosophers of science, other 
opportunities exist with museums, government, and industry. Academic opportunities for 
historians and philosophers of science recently have been more plentiful than for historians 
or philosophers in general. While the numbers are small, the Committee has successfully 
placed all of its degree recipients. 

Students should apply for admission to either the History Department or the Philosophy 
Department, indicating History and Philosophy of Science as the field of specialization. 
Since people with diverse backgrounds can be successful in this field, there are no rigid 
requirements for admission; the quality of a student's work in science, history, and 
philosophy, as demonstrated not only by grades and test scores but also by papers and 
independent projects, is more important than the number of credit hours in these subjects. 
But prospective students should also be warned that the minimum requirement for doing 
research in the history and philosophy of science covers substantially more areas than 



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normally expected of Ph.D. 's in any one of the traditional fields of history, philosophy, or a 
science; it includes training in a science equivalent to a B.S. (preferably M.S.) degree, 
proficiency in both oral and written expression and an ability to read at least one foreign 
language (preferably both French and German). 

The Committee also encourages applications from students who do not intend to obtain a 
Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science but desire only the M.A. as preparation for careers 
in science, teaching, government service, technical administration, museum work, etc., or 
who plan to proceed to the Ph.D. in another field. 

A few teaching assistantships are available in the History and Philosophy Departments for 
students who have adequate backgrounds in those subjects. 

Detailed information may be obtained by writing to: 

Chairperson 

Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science 

1131 Skinner Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

For courses, see code HIST. 



History — Library Science: Studies Leading to the M.A. in History and the M.L.S. 

The Department of History and the College of Library and Information Services (CLIS) 
coordinate two master's degree programs to meet the need for multi-disciplinary graduate 
training for archivists, records managers, manuscript curators, rare book librarians, 
bibliographers, conservation administrators, and those wishing to become subject and 
research specialists in academic, special and/or research libraries. Because of the proximity 
of the campus to a variety of immensely rich research collections, students are able to gain 
first-hand experiences through internships that reinforce their classroom instruction. 

The sequence of courses leading to the two degrees prepares students to understand the 
intellectual approach of the research scholar through historic training and to meet those 
research needs through the information services offered in CLIS. The coordinated curricula 
provide four main options: 1) archives and records management; 2) curatorship of historical 
collections; 3) scholarly editing and publishing; and 4) reference research and bibliographic 
services. The 54 hours required for the degrees combine 24 hours in each component plus 
six elective hours. The M.A./M.L.S. is a non-thesis program, but students may choose to 
write a thesis when such research enhances their program. 

Admission Information 

Students must apply for admission to both the Department of History and CLIS under the 
rubric HILS (History-Library Science) and be admitted to both. Each has a coordinator who 
serves as a student adviser. Since many of these courses are offered in sequence, it is 



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important for students to work closely with these advisers. The two degrees are awarded 
simultaneously and a student who fails to complete the special requirements lor the 
coordinated degree programs may not receive either degree. If students subsequently wish 
to receive only one degree, they must transfer from HILS either to the graduate program in 
History or to the College of Library and Information Services and fulfill the normal 
requirements for the separate master's degree. 

Financial Assistance 

A few teaching assistantships are available in the Department of History. The College of 
Library and Information Services has some research assistantships and fellowship aid for 
students in this course of directed study. These are awarded on a competitive basis in both 
components. 

Additional Information 

Detailed information may be obtained by writing to the HILS Coordinators, in both the 
Department of History and the College of Library and Information Services. 

For courses, see code HIST. 



Studies Leading to the Certificate in Historic Preservation 

(See entry under Certificate Programs) 

Horticulture Program (HORT) 

Acting Chair: Weismiller 

Professors: Ng, Oliver, Quebedeaux, Solomos, Walsh 

Professor Emeritus: Gouin, Link, Scott, Shanks, Stark, Thompson 

Associate Professors: Beste, Bouwkamp, Deitzer, McClurg, Pihlak, Swartz 

Assistant Professors: Hill, Hilsenrath, Sullivan, Coleman 

Adjunct Professors: Gross, Tucker 

Lecturer: Mityga 

The Department of Horticulture offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Candidates place major research emphasis in the areas of 
fruit, vegetable or ornamental crops, or environmental and landscape horticulture. Within 
these commodity areas students may direct their studies and research efforts to mineral 
nutrition, postharvest physiology, genetics and breeding, genetic engineering, chemical 
growth regulation, water relations, tissue culture, plant propagation, histochemistry, 
photoperiodism and other factors affecting production, postharvest handling and 
preservation of horticultural crops. The research activities required for the thesis or 



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dissertation are normally carried out in conjunction with the research programs of the 
Departmental staff. 

The candidate's program may be directed toward a career in research, teaching, extension 
education, or industry. Many recent graduates are currently involved in programs at major 
universities; others are teaching at the vocational agriculture and community college level. 
Still others are employed as county agents or specialists with the Cooperative Extension 
Service or work in research and development with the U.S. Government, private industry, 
or international agriculture. 

Admission Information 

Students who seek admission should demonstrate undergraduate preparation in 
horticulture, botany, chemistry, and supporting agricultural disciplines. Those without this 
background are advised to enroll as undergraduate students to correct these deficiencies. The 
Graduate Record Examination is required. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. A graduate student is 
assigned a temporary adviser upon admission and arrival. During the first semester the 
student will select a major adviser and an advisory committee will be appointed. This 
committee will help the candidate develop a program of courses and research to meet his or 
her goals and aspirations. A comprehensive, oral examination is required for each candidate 
in the M.S. program. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Students entering the doctoral program should have or plan on completing the M.S. degree 
in Horticulture, although presentation of the M.S. in a related plant science field may be 
acceptable. Candidates for the Ph.D. take an oral qualifying examination as well as a final 
oral exam covering the dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The College Park campus offers modern laboratory and greenhouse facilities in which 
instrumentation provides for chromatography, spectrophotometry, elemental analysis, 
histology, biotechnology, and other procedures. A system for automatically monitoring 
respiratory gases and volatiles is available in connection with controlled atmosphere 
chambers. Controlled-temperature storage and 'growth chambers provide facilities for 
postharvest and environmental control studies. A large tissue culture lab has been approved 
for transformation research in plants. Greenhouse and plot areas are available for research 
with floricultural and ornamental plants. Orchards for research with fruits are located at the 
Wye and Western Maryland Research and Education Centers. Field research with vegetable 
crops is carried on at the Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center in Salisbury 
and with fruit and vegetable crops at both the Wye Research and Education Center in 
Queenstown and the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Upper Marlboro. 



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The Bcltsville Agricultural Research Center (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
located three miles from the campus, provides opportunities to attend seminars, conferences 
and workshops, and to conduct cooperative research with USDA Bcltsville ARS Center 
scientists. In addition, the National Agricultural Library at the Research Center is available 
to graduate students and faculty. 

Financial Assistance 

Some graduate students are supported with financial aid. Research and teaching 
assistantships are offered as available on a competitive basis to students on full admission 
status. All graduate assistants are expected to assist in the teaching program of the 
Department, and those in the M.S. program will follow the thesis option. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information, please contact: 

Chair 

Department of Horticulture 
1120 Holzapfel Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-4357 

For courses, see code HORT. 



Human Development Education Program (EDHD) 

Chair: Robert C. Hardy 

Professors: Alexander, Eliot, Fein, Fox, Guthrie, Hardy, Porges, Rubin, Seefeldt, Torney- 

Purta 

Associate Professors: Bennett, Byrnes, Flatter, Gardner, Killen, Klein, Marcus, Nettles, 

Robertson-Tchabo, Wentzel, Wigfield 

Assistant Professors: Green, Jones, Metsala, Smith 

The purpose of the Department of Human Development/Institute for Child Study and of 
its graduate program is to contribute to basic knowledge, to the synthesis of knowledge, and 
to the integration of knowledge with practice and policy in the multidisciplinary field of 
human development and educational psychology. This includes the fields concerned with 
human psychobiological functioning, learning and cognitive behavior, socialization and 
social development, and the growth of personality through the lifespan. The areas of 
expertise of the faculty include infant and early childhood development, educational 
psychology, cognitive development and learning strategies, achievement motivation, 
socialization, cross-cultural studies, parenting, conflict resolution, and adult development 
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Educational Psychology is available at the doctoral level. A Specialization in Early 
Childhood Education is available at the master's level. 

The Department of Human Development/Institute for Child Study offers graduate 
programs leading to Master of Education, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor 
of Education degrees, and Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate (a planned program of 
30 graduate hours beyond the master's degree). The research oriented M.A. (with thesis) 
and the Ph.D. degree programs in human development are designed to develop competencies 
in the theoretical areas of biological, cognitive, social, and personality development studied 
within sociocultural and educational contexts. The practice oriented M.Ed., M.A. without 
thesis, and Ed.D. programs are designed to develop competencies in identifying implications 
of the scientific knowledge of human development for specific situations and contexts 
through training in design, management, delivery, and evaluation of human services 
programs. All degrees can be completed through full-time or part-time study. 

The program provides the scientific knowledge of human growth and development which 
prepares graduates for positions as faculty in institutions of higher education (including 
community colleges and schools of nursing), human service specialists in community 
agencies, educational psychologists serving in schools and education agencies, and research 
oriented professionals in private, policy, or advocacy organizations. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the master's program requires a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average and 
the submission of Graduate Record Examination scores. Full admission to the Doctoral or 
A.G.S. program requires a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average or a 3.5 grade point 
average in previous graduate studies, and a score at the 40th percentile (or above) on the 
Graduate Record Examination. Three letters of reference and a statement of purpose must 
also be submitted. Because the doctorate requires the development of an advanced level of 
research skills, the majority of students admitted to the program have some previous 
background in social science research and standardized test scores (GRE) at or above the 
70th percentile. Students who do not meet all requirements for doctoral admission may apply 
for the M.A. program and then apply for the doctoral program after completing required 
courses. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. program requires 30 credit hours and offers both a thesis option (24 hours of 
courses plus 6 hours of thesis) and a non-thesis option (24 hours of courses plus 6 hours of 
supervised placement in an organization and accompanying papers). The M.Ed, program 
substitutes seminar papers for the thesis or placement requirement. Courses in biological, 
social, cognitive, and personality development and in quantitative methods and a written 
comprehensive examination are required for all master's degrees. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees require 90 hours of credit. Courses in biological, social, 
cognitive, and personality development and in intermediate statistics and research methods 



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are required. Slight modifications of these requirements characterize the Specialization in 
Educational Psychology and a planned program to be offered jointly with the Psychology 
Department in developmental science research. There is a written six hour essay examination 
and a research paper which together constitute the Comprehensive Examination. This is 
usually taken in the second year of doctoral study. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Washington, D.C. area and the University of Maryland are rich in resources for 
graduate study in human development. The faculty of the Department is multi-disciplinary, 
representing the broad range of developmental sciences, educational psychology, and related 
fields. There are programs of funded research, field service programs, and internship 
experiences available in cooperation with agencies and schools. The Department sponsors 
the Center for the Study of Children, Relationships, and Culture, manages the campus Center 
for Young Children, and has two major developmental assessment laboratories through 
which students gain first-hand experience in the assessment of infants and young children 
and in conducting studies in educational psychology. The College of Education provides 
resources including an Educational Technology Center. 

Financial Assistance 

Departmental students are supported on competitively awarded, University-wide 
fellowships and special Department fellowships as well as on Departmental teaching and 
research assistantships. The Department participates fully in all programs to support 
graduate study by minority group members. All applications for financial assistance for the 
Fall semester should be submitted (on a departmental form) by February 1. 

Additional Information 

A complete description of the Human Development program is available from: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Human Development 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1131 
Phone Number: (301) 405-2827 
Fax Number: (301) 405-2891 
E-mail: HD30@umail.umd.edu 

For courses, see code EDHD. 



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Journalism Program (JOUR) 

Dean: Cleghorn 

Assistant Deans: Callahan, Stewart 

Professors: Beasley, Cleghorn, Gomery, J. Grunig, Gurevitch, Hiebert, Holman, Levy, 

Roberts 

Professors Emeriti: Blumler, Crowell, Geraci (Associate), Martin 

Associate Professors: Barkin, L. Grunig, Stepp, McAdams, Paterson, Zanot 

Assistant Professors: Keenan, Newhagen 

Lecturers: Fibich, Harvey 

The College of Journalism offers a Master of Arts in Journalism and a Doctor of Philosophy 
degree in Mass Communication. The master's degree is designed for students who wish to 
deepen their understanding of communication professions and their preparation for those 
professions. It thus includes advanced practical courses and courses in communication 
theory and research. M. A. students can specialize in public affairs reporting, public relations, 
broadcast journalism, and a program designed for returning journalists. 

The Ph.D. in the College of Journalism is a research oriented degree that prepares students 
for careers in university teaching, academic and industry research, and communications 
consulting. Doctoral students are expected to have some professional experience in 
journalism or other communication areas. 

Admission Information 

Applicants seeking admission to the master's program should hold a bachelor's degree 
from a recognized institution of higher learning. Undergraduate study of journalism and 
professional experience in journalistic fields are not required. Students who have majored 
in some other field as undergraduates are required to make up professional deficiencies by 
taking up to three selected courses in journalism without graduate credit. Completion of the 
general aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination is required and three letters 
of recommendation must be submitted. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The master's degree is a 30-credit program. Fast-track public affairs reporting students (not 
needing prerequisite courses) take up to twelve credit hours during the summer (six of which 
are usually prerequisites for those without journalism backgrounds), twelve during the fall 
semester, and the final twelve during the spring semester. JOUR 600 and JOUR 601 along 
with a course in the law of mass communicatiorr are required for the M.A. in Journalism. 
Specializations have additional requirements. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

A master's degree in journalism, communication, or a related field is a prerequisite to 
admission to the Ph.D. program. In the doctoral program, students are required to take JOUR 
700 (Introduction to Doctoral Study), at least nine hours of research methods coursework 
in JOUR or other campus departments, at least 15 hours of journalism courses or courses in 



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closely related fields, nine hours of cognate work, pass a preliminary comprehensive exam — 
both written and oral — and complete a dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The University of Maryland is in an advantageous location for the study of journalism. It 
is within easy reach of three of the nation's top newspapers: The Sun of Baltimore, The 
Washington Post and USA Today. The Washington press corps and the large Washington 
bureaus of the Associated Press and United Press International, The New York Times, and 
many important American and foreign newspapers also are near the campus. NBC, CBS, 
ABC, and other broadcasting news bureaus, in addition to news magazines, major book 
publishing offices, public relations departments in corporations, government agencies, 
associations, scientific organizations, and public relations and advertising agencies provide 
unlimited opportunities to students in the journalism program. In addition, the university is 
at the doorstep of the nation's major news makers in the executive, legislative, and judicial 
branches of the federal government. The college has student-staffed news bureaus in 
Annapolis and Washington, D.C., from which graduate students cover the legislature and 
state government for Maryland newspapers and radio stations. 

Special facilities include electronic, broadcasting, and news editing laboratories as well as 
a reading room with daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, clippings, and bulletin files. 
The college's Center for Research in Public Communication engages in and supports a 
variety of research projects on topics of interest to the faculty and the center's research 
associates. 

Centers 

The College of Journalism is home to three centers designed to help visiting professionals 
improve various aspects of journalism. 

The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Established in 1988, the Knight 
Center for Specialized Journalism works to enhance the reporting of complex subjects 
by journalists with a serious commitment to specialization. The center conducts 
intensive courses given to journalists selected nationally for Knight Center Fellowships. 
In its first five years of operation, the center has hosted more than 500 reporters and 
editors attending 19 different courses running one to two weeks, on subjects ranging 
from public and private finance and nuclear power to race, class, and ethnicity. The 
center's director is Howard Bray, a former journalist and author of Pillars of the Post, 
a book about the Graham family and The Washington Post. 

Hubert H. Humphrey Journalism Fellowship. The Humphrey fellowship is a special 
one-year program that brings international journalists to the University of Maryland to 
study. Fellows seek to strengthen their management and leadership skills and make 
professional contacts. In the first year (1993-1994), 17 fellows from 17 countries 
enrolled in graduate-level courses at the university and a special weekly seminar. 
Former Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, William Eaton, is curator of 
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The Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families. The Casey Journalism 
Center, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and set up in April 1993, is a national 
resource for journalists who cover children and family issues. Its mission is to enhance 
reporting about the issues and institutions affecting disadvantaged children and their 
families and to increase public awareness about the concerns facing at-risk children. 
The center provides journalists with information on issues affecting children and 
families, such as health, education, child care, child welfare, human services, foster 
care, and mental health. It also publishes a newsletter and holds an annual conference 
for journalists. Cathy Trost, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who specialized in 
the coverage of children's issues, is director of the center. 

Publications 

The college also houses three major communications publications. 

American Journalism Review, formerly Washington Journalism Review, is a national 
monthly magazine that monitors print and broadcast press performance. It was ranked 
highest among publications in its field for readership, quality, and usefulness in a 
national survey of daily newspaper editors by the American Society of Newspaper 
Editors. The magazine was started in Washington in 1977, and was acquired by the 
College of Journalism in 1987. Dean Reese Cleghorn is president of AJR. 

The Journal of Communication is a quarterly publication that focuses on professional 
and scholarly issues in communication theory, research, practice, and policy. It is 
affiliated with the International Communication Association. The journal is edited by 
Professor Mark R. Levy. 

Public Relations Review is the oldest professional journal in the field of public 
relations. It was founded and is still edited by Professor Ray Hiebert. The review is 
devoted to articles on public relations research by professionals and academics that 
examine public relations in depth. It is aimed primarily at academics and researchers, 
but is widely read by professionals in the field. 

Financial Assistance 

The College of Journalism offers a limited number of assistantships in exchange for 
administrative, teaching, or research assistance in journalism for up to 20 hours per week. 
Internships both on and off campus are also available to journalism graduate students, as 
well as fellowships and scholarships. 



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Additional Information 

Specific information about the Journalism Program is available on request from: 

College of Journalism 

Office of Graduate Studies 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-2380 

E-mail: jourg@deans.umd.edu 

For courses, see code JOUR. 



Kinesiology Program (KNES) 

Chair: Clarke 

Professors: Clark, Clarke, Dotson, Hult, Hurley, Iso-Ahola, Steel 

Professors Emeriti: Eyler, Humphrey, Husman, Kelley 

Associate Professors: Bond, Ennis, Hatfield, Phillips, Struna, Wrenn 

Assistant Professors: Frazer, Jeka, McDaniel, Rogers, Solmon, Vander Velden 

Instructors: Brown, Scott 

The Department of Kinesiology offers programs leading to the Master of Arts (thesis and 
non-thesis options) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with special emphasis in exercise 
science, movement science, sport studies, and curriculum/instruction. Within each of these 
cognate areas, students develop specialized programs with faculty guidance. 

Admission Information 

Students may qualify for admission with a 3.0 GPA for M.A. or 3.5 GPA for Ph.D. 
programs, satisfactory GREs, a focused letter detailing academic goals, and a minimum of 
three strong recommendations from people knowledgeable about the applicant's prior 
academic achievements and potential. Students accepted into the graduate program must 
complete a core of five courses consisting of exercise physiology, biomechanics, inferential 
statistics, and two courses supporting the cognate area. Upon strong recommendation of the 
graduate faculty, a student may be admitted without having completed these courses, but 
she/he must complete them early in the program. Graduate faculty sponsorship is also 
necessary for admission. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Completion of the master's degree with thesis requires a minimum of 24 semester hours 
and six thesis credits. The M.A. non-thesis option requires a minimum of 27 semester hours, 
a three-credit project based on an independent scholarly investigation, and a final 
comprehensive examination. Students in both options work under the direction of a graduate 
faculty advisor and must complete, as a minimum, six semester hours in a cognate area, six 



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semester hours in research processes, and twelve semester hours in supporting courses either 
in or outside of the department. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The doctoral program is designed to prepare outstanding scholars in a research domain in 
Kinesiology. To complete the program, a student must provide substantial evidence of his 
or her ability to frame and complete original research. 

A Ph.D. student's program is tailored to meet his or her academic goals, but all students 
will produce and follow a research plan and complete a minimum of 90 credit hours 
(including dissertation) beyond the bachelor's degree. The program of study includes 
research experiences, as well as courses in the cognate area, other supportive courses outside 
of the department that broaden or deepen one's knowledge, and courses in research and 
analytic processes. All Ph.D. students are expected to complete a dissertation, which is the 
culminating research experience and contributes to knowledge in kinesiology. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department maintains research laboratories supporting original investigation. The 
College of Health and Human Performance also supports a microcomputer laboratory that 
includes local networks (IBM and Macintosh), mainframe activity, and Internet. Numerous 
IBM and MACINTOSH work stations are housed in this laboratory. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of graduate assistantships are offered each academic year. 
Additional Information 

For additional information and an application, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Kinesiology 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Ph.: (301) 405-2455 
Fax:(301)314-9167 
E-mail: sk50@umail.umd.edu 

For courses, see code KNES. 



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Library and Information Services Program (LBSC) 

Dean: Prentice 

Professors: Burke, Liesener, MacLeod, Marchionini, Soergel, Walston, Wasserman 

Professors Emeriti: Kidd. Wellisch 

Associate Professors: Neuman, White 

Assistant Professors: Abels, Green, Pettit, Schoch 

Senior Research Scientist: Hill 

Lecturer: Barlow 

The College of Library and Information Services offers programs leading to the Master of 
Library Science (M.L.S.) degree and the Ph.D. in Library and Information Services; a joint 
degree of the M.A. in History and the M.L.S. for advanced studies in the field of archives, 
manuscripts, and historical collections (for details see the entry in this catalog following 
History); and a joint degree of the M.A. in Geography and the M.L.S. (for details see the 
entry in this catalog under Geography). The College, which is fully accredited by the 
American Library Association, also provides courses, seminars and workshops for non- 
degree students who are seeking continuing education and professional development 
opportunities. 

The degree programs emphasize the theoretical and conceptual foundations of the field. 
The application of the results of scholarly research are related to current practices and are 
analyzed with the goal of advancing the quality and scope of services in a variety of 
information settings. Specialized study opportunities are offered in such organizations as 
special, academic, public, and school libraries, and in such fields as automated applications, 
reference services, database management, archival and records management, and 
information storage and retrieval. Students who complete the school media specialization 
usually obtain Maryland state certification as Educational Media Generalists, Level II. The 
academic program can be augmented with professional, supervised experience through a 
field study at approved sites such as federal agencies, corporate information centers, public 
libraries, schools media centers, and professional associations. 

Admission Information 

New students are admitted for master's study in the Summer and Fall terms. New doctoral 
students are admitted for Summer, Fall and Spring terms. Applicants must submit scores for 
the Graduate Record Exam and letters of recommendation. The applicant's undergraduate 
record, major discipline, work experience, and statement of purpose are also required to 
form the basis for the admission decision. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Master's candidates (thesis and non-thesis) must complete 36 credit hours with a 3.0 grade 
point average within three years from initial registration in the program. All students must 
complete four core courses (600, 601, or 611; 650; 670; and 690) which introduce the student 
to the broad range of disciplines fundamental to information studies. In consultation with a 
faculty adviser, the remaining eight courses are selected to fulfill the student's professional 
goals. In the thesis option, six credits of thesis research are included in the electives. One 



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course in administration is required. The student may, with the consent of the adviser, take 
courses in other campus departments and through the consortium. The program accepts both 
part-time and full-time students. Most M.L.S. courses are offered at night on a regular rotation. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The doctoral program is interdisciplinary and utilizes the resources of the entire campus. 
The student and adviser design a program of study and research that supports the student's 
professional objectives. Approximately three years of full-time study are required, normally 
divided into two years of formal coursework (60 semester hours including advanced standing 
for previous graduate work) and one year of work on the dissertation. At least one year, 
usually the first, must be spent in full-time residence. 

A doctoral qualifying examination is required at the conclusion of the first year to 
determine the student's ability to complete the program. After completion of the required 
course credits and prior to admission to candidacy, the student must pass written 
comprehensive examinations in five areas. An oral defense of the dissertation is required 
prior to the awarding of the degree. 

The College has no language requirement unless required by the individual student's 
specialization. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Information Resource Center includes components that provide students with 
specialized resources in support of their academic programs. The College maintains its own 
library/information resource center of over 61,000 volumes. While its primary emphasis is 
on information studies, it offers additional resources from related disciplines. The 
information technology facilities grow and change rapidly to keep pace with the 
requirements of the field. Special computing labs with a variety of general purpose and 
specialized hardware and software are operated by the College; in addition, students may 
use numerous other labs on campus. 

The Instructional Development and Support Center is a nonprint media facility with 
equipment, materials, instruction, and individual assistance in all phases of audiovisual 
production and use. 

Faculty and students participate in cooperative research with staff of the University 
libraries, the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and other campus units. Students 
have access through cooperative arrangements and.programs to the resources of the National 
Agricultural Library, National Archives II, and other prominent research facilities. 

Financial Assistance 

The College offers a limited number of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships. All 
required documentation for admission must be received by February 1 , for full consideration 
for financial aid. In-state tuition fees for the M.L.S. and Ph.D. program may be available 
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Information on the availability of financial aid may be requested from the Assistant Dean 
of the College of Library and Information Services. 

Additional Information 

For specific information on the library and information science programs, admission 
procedures or financial aid, contact: 

Assistant Dean 

Student Services Office 

Room 4110, Hornbake Library 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-4345 

(301)405-2038 

E-mail: clisumcp@umdacc.umd.edu 

Additional information is available on the Internet at http://inform.umd.edu and 
http://oriole.umd.edu: 8000/. 

For courses, see code LBSC. 



Linguistics Program (LING) 

Professor and Chair: Crain 

Professors: Hornstein, Lightfoot 

Associate Professors: Weinberg, Uriagereka 

Assistant Professors: Lombardi, Thornton 

Adjunct Professors: Anderson, Berndt, Brent, Burzio, Smolensky, Zanuttini 

The Linguistics Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor 
of Philosophy degrees. Students are exposed to a research enterprise that seeks to discover 
in what a person's linguistic capacity consists: how it arises in children; how it functions in 
speaking and listening; how it relates to other cognitive capacities; and how it can be 
investigated by various methods including those of experimental psychology and computer 
science. 

The program has some distinctive emphases: 1) Students must develop a minor area of 
specialization. 2) The psychological embedding of linguistic theories and cross-language 
work are emphasized. 3) Special provisions are made for students who start graduate work 
with a thorough background in linguistics and clear ideas about their research plans. 4) The 
Department desires students who are native speakers of a language that has not been 
extensively analyzed and who wish to work on a grammar of that language. 

Admission Information 

Students with a strong undergraduate background in areas such as linguistics, mathematics, 
psychology, computer science, philosophy, anthropology, English and foreign languages are 



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invited to apply. Students must have a background equivalent to what is covered in the core 
of the bachelor's degree in Linguistics (essentially two semesters of generative syntax and 
two semesters of phonology). Students who lack this background may be admitted with 
"Provisional Graduate Status" and take undergraduate courses in syntax and phonology 
along with graduate-level courses for which they meet the prerequisites. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

M.A. students take a total of 36 credits: 21 credits in linguistics and 9 credits in an area 
such as biology, computer science, language pathology, philosophy, psychology, or a 
particular language for the minor area of specialization. In addition, either a thesis or two 
comprehensive papers in distinct areas of language study are required. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Ph.D. students normally satisfy the requirements for the M.A., although the thesis/two 
comprehensive papers may be waived for students who have clear research plans and who 
apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Students must complete 12 credits in linguistics and 
related areas at the 800-level and six 600-level credits. After completing course requirements, 
students write a research paper that demonstrates a capacity for productive research, makes 
an original contribution to the field, and normally forms the basis for the dissertation research. 
After satisfactory completion of the research paper, students write a dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department houses a Linguistics Research Laboratory for work in experimental 
psycholinguistics and computational linguistics. 

Financial Assistance 

The Linguistics Department administers a number of teaching and research assistantships. 
Students may also express an interest in teaching assistantships in other departments for 
which our students often compete successfully. 

Additional Information 

Application materials and a brochure outlining further details of the program can be 
obtained from: 

Admissions Director 
Department of Linguistics 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-7002 

For courses, see code LING. 



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Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Program (MEES) 

Director: Sebens 

Faculty: Angle, Brown, Carton, Colwell, Davis, Dietz, Forseth, Hao, Hel/., Hill, Inouye, 
Kangas, Kearney, Kuenzel, Leatherman, Mcintosh, Mench, Mulchi, Nelson, Ottinger, 
Palmer, Prestegaard, Rcaka-Kudla, Ridky, Russck-Cohen, Sebens, Shirmohammadi, Small, 
Soares, Strand, Weil, Weiner, Weismiller (UMCP); Belas, Cardellina, Fletcher, Hill, Jagus, 
Place, Robb, Sowers, Vasta, Walch, Zohar (UMBI, COMB); Boesch, Boicourt, Chai, Chao, 
Cornwell, Fisher, Glibert, Harding, Harrell, Hood, Kana, Kemp, Kennedy, Koch, Malone, 
Madden, Murray, Newell, Purcell, Roman, Sampou, Sanford, Stevenson, Stoecker, Van 
Heukelem, Walstad (UMCEES, HPEL); Anderson, Baker, Boynton, Capone, Costanza, 
D'Elia, Dawson, Haasch, Harvey, Houde, King, Mason, Mihursky, Miller, Rice, Roesijadi, 
Secor, Tenore, Tuttle, Ulanowicz, Wright (UMCEES,CBL); Castro, Gardner, Gates, Genys, 
Harman, Hoogland, McKaye, Morgan, Seagle (UMCEES, AEL); Ahmad, Albano, Bass, 
Brooks, Dadson, Dodoo, Gupta, Hafez, Handwerker, Harter-Dennis, Heath, Hocutt, Hughes, 
Jesien, Joshi, Loshon, Marshall, Okoh, Pinion, Powell, Rebach, Ruby, Singh, Waguespack 
(UMES); Burnett, Jones, Kane, May, Nauman, Reimschuessel, Speedie, Williams (UMAB); 
Bradley, Bush, Cronin, Provine, Tankersley (UMBC) 

The specific objective of the university-wide Graduate Program in Marine-Estuarine- 
Environmental Sciences (MEES) is the training of qualified graduate students, working 
toward the M.S. or Ph.D. degree, who have research interests in fields of study that involve 
interactions between biological, physical, and chemical systems in the marine, estuarine, 
fresh water, or terrestrial environments. The program comprises six areas of specialization: 
Oceanography, Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Molecular Biology/ 
Biotechnology, Fisheries Science, and Environmental Science (which includes management, 
policy, and economics). Students work with their Research Advisory Committee to develop 
a customized course of study based on research interests and previous experience. 

Admission Information 

Applications for admission in the fall semester should be filed by March 1 ; if financial 
assistance is needed, it is better to apply by January 1 . Some students will be admitted for 
the semester starting in January, for which the deadline is November 1. Applicants must 
submit an official application to the University of Maryland Graduate School along with 
official transcripts of all previous collegiate work, three letters of recommendation, and 
scores on the General Test (aptitude) of the Graduate Record Examinations. It is particularly 
important that a student articulate clearly, in the application, a statement of goals and 
objectives for future work in the field. Because of the interdisciplinary and interdepartmental 
nature of the program, only students for whom a specific advisor is identified in advance 
can be admitted. Prior communication with the chairpersons or faculty in your choice area 
of specialization is highly encouraged. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Course Work: a) A minimum of 30 credits with 24 credits of course work and 6 credits of 
graduate research. Of the 24 course credits, 12 of them must be at the 600 level or higher; 
including, b) One seminar course (MEES 608 or equivalent) must be taken for each year in 



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residence (on average); c) One approved Statistics course (400 level or higher); d) One 
graduate course representing significant interdisciplinary breadth, preferably outside the 
student's specialization; e) One course or seminar in Environmental Management (a 3-4 cr. 
course can satisfy d above). 

Thesis Defense: An oral defense of the Thesis, administered according to Graduate School 
regulations, will take place at the completion of the research project. This defense will be 
conducted by the Research Advisory Committee and will be administered once all other 
degree requirements have been fulfilled. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Course Work: a) The student must complete a minimum of 36 credits, with at least 24 credits 
of course work and 12 credits of dissertation research. Twelve credits of course work must 
be at the 600 level or above. Course work completed to fulfill a UM Master's degree can be 
applied against this requirement; b) One seminar course (MEES 608 or equivalent) is required 
for each year in residence (on average); c) One approved Statistics course (600 level or 
higher); d) One graduate course representing significant interdisciplinary breadth, preferably 
outside the student's specialization; e) One course or seminar in Environmental Management 
(a course can satisfy d). 

Examinations: Formal application for advancement to candidacy for the doctoral degree 
requires successful completion of both a Comprehensive Examination and an oral defense 
of the Dissertation Proposal. The Comprehensive Examination must be passed before the 
student can defend the Dissertation Proposal. An oral defense of the Dissertation will be 
conducted by the Research Advisory Committee and will be administered once all other 
degree requirements have been fulfilled. 

Research Facilities and Special Resources 

Students may conduct their research in the laboratories and facilities of the College Park 
(UMCP), Baltimore City (UMAB), Baltimore County (UMBC), or Eastern Shore (UMES) 
campuses, in one of the laboratories of the University's Center for Environmental and 
Estuarine Studies (CEES): the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) at Solomons, 
Maryland; the Horn Point Environmental Laboratory (HPEL) near Cambridge, Maryland; 
and the Appalachian Environmental Laboratory (AEL) in Frostburg, Maryland; or at the 
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) 
in Baltimore. CBL and HPEL are located on the Chesapeake Bay. They include excellent 
facilities for the culture of marine and estuarine organisms. The University's research 
vessels, which range from the 65-foot Aquarius and 52-foot Orion to a variety of smaller 
vessels for various specialized uses, are berthed at CBL. At HPEL there are extensive 
marshes, intertidal areas, oyster shoals, tidal creeks, and rock jetties. AEL, located in the 
mountains of western Maryland, specializes in terrestrial and freshwater ecology. On the 
campuses and at COMB in Baltimore are specialized laboratory facilities for environmental 
research, including microbiology; biotechnology; water chemistry; cellular, molecular, and 
organismal biology; and specialized facilities for remote sensing of the environment. 
Extensive field sites for environmental research are available through the University's 
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Financial Aid 

University fellowships, research assistantships and traineeships, and teaching 
assistantships are available. In general, aid provides for full living and educational expenses. 
Some partial assistance may also be available. Research support from federal, state, and 
private sources often provides opportunities for additional student support through either 
research assistantships or part-time employment on research projects. 

Additional Information 

For more information and applications please contact: 

Dr. Kenneth P. Sebens, Director 

MEES Graduate Program Office 

0220 Symons Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-5571 

Phone:(301)405-6938 

Fax:(301)314-4139 

E-mail: meesgrad@deans.umd.edu 



Mathematical Statistics Program (STAT) 

Director: Mikulski 

Professors: Freidlin, Kagan, Kedem, Mikulski, Slud, Syski, Yang 

Associate Professors: Lee, Smith 

Assistant Professor: Qin 

The Statistics Program offers the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees for 
graduate study and research in statistics and probability. Areas of faculty research activity 
include statistical decision and estimation theory, biostatistics, stochastic modeling, robust 
and nonparametric inference, semiparametric inference, empirical likelihood, analysis of 
variance, theory and inference for stochastic processes, stochastic analysis, and time series. 
Students may concentrate in applied or theoretical statistics by selecting an appropriate 
sequence of courses and a research area to form an individual plan of study. The Program 
has been designed with sufficient flexibility to accommodate the student's background and 
interests. The Program also offers students from other disciplines an opportunity to select a 
variety of statistics courses to supplement their own study. 

The Program is administratively affiliated with the Department of Mathematics, which 
maintains the records of all students in the Mathematical Statistics Program and handles 
correspondence with those applying for admission. However, any application for admission 
must indicate clearly that the student wishes to enter the Statistics Program. 

Employment prospects for statisticians are fair. All recent M.A. and Ph.D. graduates of 
Maryland's STAT Program have found jobs in academia, government, and private industry 
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Admission Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, applicants with at least a B average (3.0 
on a 4.0 scale) should have completed an undergraduate program of study that included a 
strong emphasis on rigorous mathematics or statistics. Mathematical preparation at least 
through the level of advanced calculus will normally be considered sufficient demonstration 
of the expected mathematical background. In special cases, students may be provisionally 
admitted without having fulfilled the general admission requirements if they can 
demonstrate potential success in the Program through other criteria. The Graduate Record 
Examination is not required for admission, but applicants who have taken this examination 
are required to supply their score. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. For the non-thesis 
option, a student must complete 30 credit hours with at least a B average; at least 18 of these 
credits must be at the graduate level (600/700 level) and at least 12 of the graduate credits 
must be in statistics. The student must also pass the Mathematics Department written 
examinations in probability, mathematical statistics, and one more area, such as applied 
statistics or any field of mathematics. The student may take either the separate M.A. written 
examinations or the Ph.D. written examinations, which require a lower score to pass. In 
order to earn the M.A. degree with the non-thesis option, the student must pass two 
examinations by the end of his or her third year in the graduate program and must pass all 
three by the end of the fourth year. A student may take one or more examinations at a time. 
Most full-time students pass all three examinations by the end of the second year or middle 
of the third year. The student must also submit a satisfactory short scholarly paper. 

For the thesis option, a student must: (1) complete 24 credit hours with at least 15 at the 
600/700 level (at least 12 of these credit hours must be in statistics); (2) maintain an average 
grade of B or better; (3) take six hours of STAT 799 (Research) in addition to (1); (4) write 
a satisfactory thesis; and (5) pass a final oral examination. There is no foreign language 
requirement for M.A. students. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. A doctoral student 
must complete a minimum of 36 hours of formal courses (at least 27 at the 600/700 level) 
with an average of B or better; at least 18 of the graduate credits must be taken in statistics. 
In addition, the university requires at least 12 hours of STAT 899 (Doctoral Research). 

The Ph.D. student must take written examinations in probability, statistics, and any third 
field of mathematics. These examinations are given by the Mathematics Department twice 
a year in January and August. A student may take one or more examinations at a time. The 
student must pass two examinations by the end of his or her third year in the graduate 
program and must pass all three by the end of the fourth year. Most full-time students pass 
all three examinations by the end of the second year or middle of the third year. 



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If successful in the written examinations, the student must pass an oral examination. 
Administered hy the statistics faculty, the oral examination usually takes place a year after 
the student passes the written examination. This examination serves as a test of the student's 
in-depth preparation in the area of specialization and the student's research potential. 
Successful completion of the oral exam indicates that the student is ready to begin writing 
the doctoral dissertation. In addition, the Department requires a reading competence in two 
foreign languages for the Ph.D. The student may select any two of: French, German, or 
Russian. Administered and graded by the Mathematics Department, the language 
examination consists of translating foreign mathematical texts into competent English. 

To be admitted to candidacy, the Ph.D. student must pass the written examinations, the 
oral examination, and at least one of the two language examinations. The second language 
examination must be completed before the candidate's final oral examination on the 
dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program cooperates closely with the Mathematics Department and the Interdisciplinary 
Applied Mathematics Program. The Program's faculty are actively involved in research in 
applied and theoretical areas of statistics and maintain close ties with applied scientists in 
several federal agencies. The Program, jointly with the Computer Science Center, runs a 
Statistical Laboratory which provides statistical expertise to researchers both on and off 
campus. 

The Program regularly sponsors two seminars, one on statistics and probability and one 
on stochastic processes. In addition, each term a faculty-student workshop covers a topic of 
current statistical interest. 

There is an increasing emphasis on computing and some computational methods are being 
introduced into several courses. 

By scheduling many of its applied and masters level courses in late-afternoon time slots, 
the Program facilitates and invites part-time graduate study. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate assistantships are awarded to graduate students in the Statistics Program through 
the Mathematics Department. At present, the teaching load is six hours each semester, in 
addition to the duties of meeting with students and grading papers. There are 15 graduate 
students in Statistics with financial support. These are mostly teaching assistantships, but 
there are also a few research assistantships and fellowships. From time to time advanced 
students are placed into research assistantships as data analysts or statistical consultants with 
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Additional Information 

In addition to brochures and publications of the Mathematics Department, which include 
information about Statistics faculty and graduate courses, the Statistics Program offers a 
brochure, "Educational Policies of the Mathematical Statistics Program." 

For more information, contact: 

Director 

Statistics Program 

1 105 Mathematics Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20782 

(301)405-5061 

For courses, see code STAT. 



Mathematics Program (MATH) 

Chair: Johnson 

Professors: J. Adams, W. Adams, Alexander, Antman, Auslander, Benedetto, Berenstein, 

Boyle, Brin, Chu, J. Cohen, J. Cooper, Ellis, Fey 2 , Fitzpatrick, Freidlin, Glaz, Goldberg, 

Goldman, Gray, Grebogi 1,3 , Green, Greenberg, Grillakis, Gromov, Grove, Gulick, Hamilton, 

Herb, Herman, Jakobson, Johnson, Kagan, Kedem, King, Kirwan, Kleppner, Kudla, Kueker, 

Lay, Lipsman, Lopez-Escobar, Maddocks, Markley, Mikulski, Millson, Neri, Nochetto, 

Osborn, Owings, Pego, Rosenberg, Rudolph, Schafer, Slud, Sweet, Syski, Washington, 

Wolfe, Wolpert, Yang, Yorke 1 , Zedek 

Professors Emeriti: Babuska 1 , Brace, Correl, Edmundson, Ehrlich, Goldhaber, Good, 

Heins, Horvath, Hubbard 1 , Kellogg 1 , Lehner, Olver 1 , Stellmacher 

Associate Professors: Berg, Chang, Coombes, Dancis, Efrat, Helzer, Laskowski, Lee, Li, 

Machedon, Sather, Schneider, Smith, Stuck, Warner, Winkelnkemper 

Assistant Professors: D. Cooper, Currier, Iozzi, Qin, 

von Petersdorff, Stevenson 

Adjunct Professors: Rinzel, Shanks 

Affiliate Professors: O'Leary, Stewart, Young 

Visiting Professors: M. Cohen, Furstenberg, Gohberg 

'Joint appointment with the Institute for Physical Science and Technology 

2 Joint appointment with Secondary Education 

3 Joint appointment with Laboratory for Plasma Research 

Three programs currently comprise the Mathematics Department: the Mathematics 
Program (MATH), the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Program (MAPL), and the 
Mathematical Statistics Program (STAT). Students applying for admission should use the 
appropriate symbol to indicate their program of interest. The Statistics Program is concerned 
with mathematical statistics and probability. The Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics 
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directed by the Graduate Applied Mathematics Committee but administered by the 
Mathematics Department. STAT and MAPL have detailed individual entries elsewhere in 
this catalog. 

Students can earn Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in each of these 
programs. The master's degree is not required for entrance to the Ph.D. program. 

The Department offers graduate programs in algebra, complex analysis, dynamical systems 
and chaos, geometry, mathematical logic, number theory, numerical analysis, ordinary 
differential equations, partial differential equations, probability, real and functional analysis, 
representation theory, statistics, and topology. 

Admission Information 

Admission is granted to applicants who show promise in mathematics as demonstrated by 
their undergraduate record. Unless courses in advanced calculus and (undergraduate) 
abstract algebra have been taken, admission may be on a provisional basis (passing MATH 
410 and/or 403 with a grade of B). The Graduate Record Examination is not required for 
admission, but applicants who have taken this examination are required to supply their score. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option; most students choose 
the latter. The non-thesis option requires students to take 30 credit hours with an average of 
at least a B. At least 18 credits must be at the 600/700 level, including at least 12 hours in 
mathematics. Additionally, students must complete two full-year sequences at the 600/700 
level, pass the Departmental written examinations in three mathematical fields, and write a 
scholarly paper. 

Students may take separate M.A. written examinations or take the Ph.D. version and 
receive a master's level pass. In order to earn the M.A. degree with the non-thesis option, 
two examinations must be passed by the end of the student's third year in the graduate 
program and all three must be passed by the end of the fourth year. A student may take one 
or more examinations at a time. Most full-time students pass all three examinations by the 
end of the second year or middle of the third year. The M.A. degree includes no foreign 
language requirement. Generally it takes two to three years to earn the M.A., and 
approximately 20 degrees are granted each year in mathematics (MATH, STAT, and MAPL 
combined). 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program does not require an M.A. degree, but applicants who are accepted 
should show, on the basis of their undergraduate record and recommendations, that they 
possess not only marked promise in mathematical activities but the potential to perform on 
a creative level. Like the M.A. program, admission may be granted on a provisional basis. 

Students in the Ph.D. program must complete a minimum of 36 hours of formal coursework 
(at least 27 at the 600/700 level) with an average grade of B or better; at least 18 hours must 



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be taken in the Department of Mathematics. In addition, the university requires at least 12 
hours of MATH 899 (Doctoral Research). 

Ph.D. students must pass Departmental written examinations in three fields of mathematics. 
These examinations are given twice a year in January and August. A student may take one 
or more examinations at a time. Two examinations must be passed by the end of the student's 
third year in the graduate program and all three must be passed by the end of the fourth year. 
Most full-time students pass all three examinations by the end of the second year or middle 
of the third year. If successful in these written examinations, students must satisfy the 
particular requirements of the field committee governing their special area of interest before 
they can be admitted to candidacy and begin thesis research. The dissertation must represent 
an original contribution to mathematical knowledge and is usually published in a 
mathematical journal. 

The average Ph.D. student will spend five years of graduate study before obtaining the 
degree. The combined programs of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics award 
an average of 18 Ph.D.'s each year. 

The Ph.D. program has two foreign language requirements. Before the student can be 
admitted to candidacy, he or she must pass a written examination in either French, German, 
or Russian. The second language examination must be completed before the candidate's 
final oral examination on the dissertation. Both language examinations are composed and 
graded within the Department and involve translating a passage from a mathematical text 
into competent English. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department is actively involved in research in a number of areas, strengthened further 
by a complement of mathematicians from the Institute for Physical Science and Technology. 
The Department fosters a lively program of seminars and colloquia; about half of these talks 
are given by outside specialists. 

In addition the department has a tradition of hosting distinguished long term visitors who 
give series of seminar talks or teach semester long courses. Recent visitors have included 
F. Bogomolov, H. Furstenberg, I. Gohberg, S. Novikov, S. Donaldson, and A. Kirillov. 

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library is located on the ground floor of the 
Mathematics Building and contains more than 95,000 volumes in mathematics, physics, and 
engineering, and more than 280 journals in pure and applied mathematics. The Library of 
Congress, with its extensive collection of books and technical reports, is only a half hour 
from campus. 

The Department cooperates closely with the Institute for Physical Science and Technology 
and with the Department of Computer Science. Faculty members of both groups offer 
courses in the Department, and the facilities of the computer center are available to serve 
the research needs of both faculty and graduate students. Members of the Department 
participate actively in the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Program and they also staff 
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Financial Assistance 

The Department is able to offer graduate assistantships to approximately 90 graduate 
students. The normal teaching load is four to six hours per week of classroom teaching in 
addition to the duties of meeting with students and grading papers. A number of fellowships 
and research assistantships are also available. 

Additional Information 

Special brochures and publications offered by the Department are: "Mathematics at 
Maryland, the Graduate Program," "Departmental Policies Concerning Graduate Students," 
and "Graduate Course Descriptions." For questions regarding Departmental programs, 
admission procedures, and financial aid, contact: 

Ms. Amelia J. Stengel 
Department of Mathematics 
1112 Mathematics Building 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-5058 

For courses, see code MATH. 



Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Program (EDMS) 

Chair: Lissitz 

Professors: Dayton, Lissitz, Macready, 

Emeritus: Stunkard 

Associate Professors: Johnson, Schafer, De Ayala 

Assistant Professor: Gold, Tarn 

The Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation offers graduate study leading 
to both the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees for students with interests in 
research methods and their applications. A doctoral minor for Ph.D. students in other 
programs is also offered. The three areas of specialization available for doctoral students are 
applied statistics, evaluation, and measurement theory. 

Admission Information 

In addition to Graduate School requirements, admission decisions are based on the quality 
of previous undergraduate and graduate work, strength of letters of recommendation from 
persons competent to judge the applicant's likelihood of success in graduate school, scores 
on the Graduate Record Examination, and the applicant's statement of academic and career 
objectives in relation to the program of study to be pursued. Students who seek admission 
should display evidence of above average aptitude and interest in quantitative methods. An 
applicant who does not meet the Graduate School minimum of a B average may be 



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provisionally admitted if resources allow and if other evidence indicates a strong likelihood 
of success. Programs of study may be designed to meet the individual needs of both full-time 
and part-time students since many courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Both thesis and 
non-thesis options are available. A written comprehensive examination is required for both 
options and a research paper is required for the non-thesis option. The Department does not 
offer the M.Ed, degree. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Doctoral students are required to select a specialization in either applied statistics, 
evaluation, or measurement theory. The Ph.D. program requires both preliminary and 
comprehensive written examinations; the comprehensive examination is designed to reflect 
the student's specialization. A minimum of 30 credit hours, including dissertation credit, 
must be taken following admission. Programs of study must include at least twenty-one 
credit hours of coursework in related fields that support the student's specialization. All 
students are expected to engage in research. The Department does not offer the Ed.D. degree. 

The doctoral minor provides advanced training in quantitative methods for students 
majoring in other programs and requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours including 
EDMS 623, 645, 646, 651, and 771. Preliminary and comprehensive examinations are 
required. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department maintains microcomputer equipment with up-to-date software packages 
and access to campus mainframe computers. The faculty are actively engaged in a large 
variety of basic and applied research projects and students are encouraged to become 
involved in these activities. The Washington and Baltimore areas have numerous 
organizations that provide opportunities to become involved in projects that have national 
importance; supervised internships are also available. 

Financial Assistance 

Some graduate assistantships and other funds are available, particularly following the first 
year in the program. The Department can usually aid students in locating part-time 
employment opportunities, both on and off campus. 



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Additional Information 

For additional information and a Department brochure, please write to: 

Dr. Robert W. Lissitz, Chairperson 

Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation 

College of Education 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-1 1 15 

(301)405-3624 

For courses, see code EDMS. 



Mechanical Engineering Program (ENME) 

Chair: Anand 

Associate Chairs: Wallace (Graduate Studies), Walston (Undergraduate Studies) 

Professors: Anand, Armstrong, Barker, Berger, Bernard, Cunniff, Dally, Dieter, Fourney, 

Gupta, Holloway, Irwin, Kirk, Magrab, Pecht, Radermacher, Talaat, Tsai, Wallace, Yang 

Professor Emeriti: Allen, Buckley, Marks, Sanford, Sayre, Shreeve, Weske 

Associate Professors: Azarm, Bigio, Dasgupta, diMarzo, Duncan, Herold, Joshi, Minis, 

Ohadi, Piomelli, Shih, Sirkis, Walston, Zhang 

Assistant Professors: Balachandran, Dimas, Herrmann, Kashangaki, Kiger, Krstic, Mead, 

Natishan, Schmidt, Tsui, Walsh, Wang 

Senior Lecturer: Russell 

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In addition, the department offers a Master of 
Engineering degree. Instruction and research are carried out in four areas: Design and 
Manufacturing, Electronic Packaging and Reliability, Mechanics and Materials, and 
Thermal-Fluid Sciences. 

Design and Manufacturing — Instruction and research in this area are supported by dedicated 
laboratories in advanced design and manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, 
polymer extrusion, control systems, and material processing. Additional laboratories support 
the cross-disciplinary activities in conjunction with the CALCE Electronic Packaging 
Research Center. Current research includes decomposition-based design optimization, the 
development of interactive expert design systems for powder metallurgy, injection molding, 
kinematic synthesis of mechanisms and mechanical power transmission systems, robot 
manipulators and walking machines, mixing performance in twin-screw extruders, quality 
control of machining accuracy and automation, processing of advanced engineering 
materials, rapid prototyping, machine dynamics and control, agile manufacturing, nonlinear 
and adaptive control, jet engine control, networked control systems, design formalisms, 
manufacturing of aluminum automotive structures, magnetic bearings, and design and 
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Electronic Packaging and Reliability — A wide range of dedicated and cross-disciplinary 
courses and an active research program in this area address the generic problems critical for 
attaining more cost-effective and reliable electronic packaging. These activities are 
supported by extensive computer systems and laboratory facilities. Current research focuses 
on the development of physics-of-failure of electronic equipment and experimental 
validation of electronic packaging designs and new material combinations. This research 
represents a new approach to incorporating reliability, producibility, supportability, and other 
life-cycle parameters into integrated product design and manufacturing. Other areas of 
current interest include materials characterization, accelerated testing, plastic encapsulated 
microcircuits, thermal management, connectors and contacts, electro-optics, high 
temperature electronics and condition monitoring. These research activities are focused in 
the CALCE Center for Electronics Packaging. 

Mechanics and Materials — This area provides an exposure to the fundamental concepts in 
the analytical and experimental study of mechanics and materials. Areas of specialization 
include elasticity, fracture mechanics, experimental mechanics, noise and vibration, linear 
and nonlinear mechanics, and materials. Course material is fortified by research conducted 
in the Dynamic Effects, Mechanical Behavior, Smart Structures, and Vibrations 
Laboratories. Typical examples of current research topics include dynamic deformation and 
fracture studies — including fracture and fragmentation by explosives, fiber optic smart 
structures, vibration and acoustic control, nonlinear dynamics of milling thin walled 
structures, development of creep-fatigue damage models for viscoplastic materials such as 
solder, micromechanics of advanced composite materials, characterizing and optimizing 
mechanical properties of materials, processing and composition for alloy property 
optimization, theory and application of finite element methods for "smart" materials, and 
modal testing methods for non-destructive detection of damage in structural systems. The 
smart structure's related research is focused in the interdepartmental Center for Smart 
Materials and Structures. 

Thermal-Fluid Sciences — This area offers courses in two broad subjects: energy and heat 
transfer, and fluid mechanics. The content of the upper level courses reflect the research 
interests of the faculty. Research is supported by laboratories in combustion, hydrodynamics, 
energy, and turbulence; and by various remote supercomputer centers. Examples of current 
research include the application of three-dimensional vortex methods to turbulent flow 
prediction, an experimental, numerical, and theoretical analysis of scalar pollutant dispersion 
in turbulent boundary layers, experimental studies of the near surface atmospheric boundary 
layer, large eddy simulation of 3-D and non-equilibrium boundary layers, experimental 
measurement and analysis of particle/turbulence interaction within turbulent, multi-phase 
flows, experimental investigation of steady and unsteady breaking waves, direct and large 
wave simulation of free surface flows, fouling and particulate deposition on low temperature 
surfaces, performance of water foaming agents in fire protection applications, mixing of 
boron diluted water slugs and nuclear reactor reactivity excursions, thermal management 
and characterization of electronic equipment, transport phenomena in manufacturing, a 
study of absorption heat pumps and chillers, heat transfer enhancement of ozone-safe 
refrigerants, investigation of performance potential for natural refrigerants, simulation, 
analysis and experimentation in heat pump and refrigeration systems. A new curriculum for 
the impact of energy conversion on the environment is under development and related 
research is carried out in the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering. 



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Admission Information 

The programs leading to the M.S., M.Eng.,and Ph.D. degrees arc open to qualified students 
holding the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. Admission may also be granted to 
students with degrees from allied areas such as other branches of engineering, mathematics, 
and physics. In some cases students may be required to take undergraduate courses to rectify 
deficiencies in their background. In addition to the requirements set forth by the Graduate 
School, the applicant is also required to submit scores from the Graduate Record 
Examination. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. program offers the thesis and non-thesis options. The requirements are those of 
the Graduate School except that a higher minimum number of credits of coursework at the 
600 level is required. Generally, a minimum of 24 credits of course work are required for 
the thesis-option and 30 credits for the non-thesis option. Students who enroll in the Ph.D. 
program without previously having earned a M.S. degree or students who transfer into the 
Ph.D. program from the M.S. program by passing the Ph.D. qualifier examination obtain a 
M.S. degree under the non-thesis option as they progress towards their Ph.D. degree. Other 
students pursuing a M.S. degree must complete a thesis. The M.Eng. Program requires 
completion of 30 credits of approved coursework. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Students in the Ph.D. program must take a minimum of 42 credits of approved graduate 
coursework beyond the B.S. degree (a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Maryland), 
pass a qualifying examination (given during the first semester of study to students entering 
with an M.S. degree), propose and have approved a Ph.D. dissertation topic before the end 
of the third semester (for students entering with an M.S. degree), and successfully produce 
and defend a Ph.D. dissertation on an original research topic. 

Current Computer Support 

The department provides access to a wide variety of additional computer resources. These 
include approximately 100 networked PC systems and 100 UNIX workstations. In addition, 
an enriched CAD computing environment is provided through a large number of third-party, 
software and computer aided design applications. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance is available to highly qualified students in the form of teaching and 
research assistantships, and, to outstanding students, in the form of fellowships. Although 
preference is given to United States citizens and permanent residents, financial assistance 
is sought for all worthy students. 



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Additional Information 

A complete description of the requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and other 
information about the graduate program may be obtained by contacting: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

Tel: (301) 405-4216 

Fax: (301) 314-9477 

e-mail address: enmegrad@deans.umd.edu 

For courses, see code ENME. 



Meteorology Program (METO) 

Chair: Hudson 

Professors: Baer, Dickerson, Ellingson, Hudson, Pinker, Thompson, Vernekar 

Associate Professors: Carton, Robock 

Adjunct Professor: Sellers 

Senior Research Scientist: Fox-Rainovitz, Rasmusson, Thiebaux, Vinnikov 

Associate Research Scientists: Nigam, Pickering, Stenchikov, Wajsowicz 

Assistant Research Scientists: Berbery, Cai, Doddridge, Gao, Laszlo, Lyster, Park 

Research Associates: Canfield, Chepurin, Fahnestock, Frolov, Klein, Kondragunta, 

Krotkov, Mao, Miskolczi, Shen, Takara, Yu 

Lecturer: Atlas 

The Meteorology Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Course work in meteorology and physical oceanography is 
also offered at the upper division and graduate level as a service to other campus graduate 
programs. 

The educational program in the atmospheric sciences is broadly based and involves many 
applications of the mathematical, physical, and applied sciences that characterize modern 
meteorology and physical oceanography. Research specializations include atmospheric 
dynamics, atmospheric radiative transfer, global climate change, remote sensing of the 
atmosphere and the surface, climate dynamics, numerical weather prediction, atmospheric 
chemistry, synoptic meteorology, mesoscale meteorology, air pollution, surface- atmosphere 
interaction, tropical ocean circulation, and ocean-atmosphere and biosphere-atmosphere 
interactions. 

The Department of Meteorology advanced degree programs are designed to prepare 
students for participation in contemporary research in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. 
The curriculum includes a set of Core courses provide a fundamental background in 
Dynamical, Physical, and Synoptic Meteorology and advanced specialized courses. 



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Supervised research using state-of-the-art facilities then prepares the students for future 
contributions in their chosen field. 

The Department's close association with federal agencies in the Washington area provides 
graduates with good training and opportunities in the atmospheric sciences. As a research 
assistant, the student has the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with one 
or more of the scientific agencies 

Admission Information 

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the department requires a 
bachelor's or higher degree in meteorology, oceanography, physics, chemistry, mathematics, 
biology, engineering, or other program with suitable emphasis in the sciences. Previous 
education in meteorology will be favorably considered, but is not required. The Core courses 
offered in the first year of graduate study present students with the necessary meteorology 
background for the more advanced courses. The minimum undergraduate background 
includes 3 semesters of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, 3 semesters of 
calculus-based physics, 2 semesters of chemistry, one semester of a scientific computer 
language (e.g., Fortran, C, Pascal, or Basic 1 semester of static is recommended). Scores 
from the GRE General Examination are also required. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Meteorology Department offers a non-thesis program leading to the Master of Science 
Degree. The requirements include course work, a scholarly paper, and a comprehensive 
examination. This program provides training in the fundamentals of Meteorology to prepare 
students for research and operational work in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. 

Each new student will be assigned to a tenure-track faculty advisor whose interests parallel 
those of the student. The faculty advisor will assist in the development of the student's course 
program and will follow the student's progress thereafter. The student has the option to select 
an alternate advisor at any time. 

The student must submit an M.S. degree course plan and a tentative schedule for 
completion by the end of the first nine credit hours. A minimum of 30 semester hours of 
coursework is required for the degree program. This must include 24 hours of 600-level 
Meteorology courses. Meteorology Department 400-level courses are not acceptable for 
credit toward the degree. A maximum of 3 credits of METO 798 (Directed Graduate 
Research) is acceptable toward the degree. The purpose of the scholarly paper is to 
demonstrate the ability to conduct original or literature research. The paper will become part 
of the permanent archive of the Department. A Ph.D. dissertation prospectus will satisfy this 
requirement. 

The Comprehensive Examination consists of written and oral portions. The written portion 
is composed of questions covering the subject areas of the Meteorology Core courses. The 
Core courses are: METO 600, 610, 61 1, 620, and 621, plus a choice of one of the following 
courses: METO 601, 612, 617, 625, 630, 637, 640, or 671. 



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All requirements for the M.S. degree must be completed within a five-year period. This 
time limit applies to any transfer work from other institutions to be included in the student's 
program. A full-time student can easily complete the M.S. degree in two years. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Meteorology Department offers a Program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree 
(Ph.D.) in Meteorology. This program is designed to furnish the student with the education 
and research background necessary to carry out independent and original scientific research. 
In order to earn the Ph.D., the student must complete a course work requirement, pass the 
Candidacy Examinations including a research prospectus, and prepare and defend a 
dissertation. 

A student seeking a Ph.D. degree will be assigned to a faculty advisor whose interests 
parallel those of the student. The academic advisor will establish and chair an advising 
committee which will oversee the student's degree program. 

The student must submit a Ph.D. degree course plan, and a tentative schedule for 
completion, by the end of the first nine credit hours. This plan will be drawn up in 
consultation with the faculty advisor and should show all course work to be taken during 
the Ph.D. program. The course work requirement is thirty semester hours in 600-level 
Meteorology Department courses. In addition, the student must take 12 credits of METO 
899 (Doctoral Dissertation Research). It is anticipated that students will wish to take a 
number of the core courses in order to prepare for the Qualifying Examination. 

In addition, there is a Minor course requirement of an additional nine semester hours of 
ancillary courses taken beyond the bachelor's degree from a different department in a related 
scientific discipline, at least 6 of which must be at the 600-level or above. These credits need 
not be from the same department but must have a unified or coherent theme. 

Students may petition the department for a waiver of these requirements based on credits 
earned at another institution at the graduate level. 

A student seeking the Ph.D. degree in meteorology must pass the Candidacy Examinations. 
These examinations are divided into two parts — The Qualifying Examination and the 
Specialty Examination. During the Qualifying examination, the student must present a 
dissertation prospectus to the faculty. Following successful defense of the prospectus, the 
student advances to candidacy. Ability to perform independent research must be shown by 
a written dissertation based on the proposal presented at the Specialty Examination. The 
dissertation should be an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate the ability to 
present the subject matter in a scholarly style. Upon completion of the dissertation the 
candidate is required to present the research results at a Meteorology Department seminar 
and to defend the material to the satisfaction of a Final Examining_Committee appointed by 
the dean for Graduate Studies. 

Full-time students are expected to complete the Qualifying Examination by the end of the 
second year of graduate study and be admitted to candidacy by the end of the third year. 
Students must be admitted to candidacy within five years after admission to the doctoral 
program and at least one academic year before the date on which the degree will be 



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conferred. The student must complete the entire program tor the degree, including the 
dissertation and final examination, during a tour-year period alter admission to candidacy. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department operates the Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies (CICS) with the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Joint Center for Earth 
System Science (JCESS) with NASA. These institutions conduct research and offer 
opportunities for graduate research beyond those offered by the department faculty. The 
Department is a member of the Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (C4) an NSF 
Center for Science and Technology. In addition, the Department maintains close research 
and teaching associations with the Department of Chemistry and nearby government 
agencies including NOAA, NASA, USDA, NIST, the Maryland Department of the 
Environment, and the Department of Natural Resources. 

Special facilities that support the department's teaching and research activities include 
sophisticated computer facilities allowing access to a variety of atmospheric and 
oceanographic data sets, an instrumented weather station (a NOAA cooperative observing 
station), a laboratory for atmospheric chemistry, a mobile air pollution laboratory, access to 
research aircraft, historical data, and files of the State Climatologist for Maryland. 

The Department of Meteorology has a modern teaching laboratory with an extensive 
network of high-speed work stations. There are also facilities for producing and replaying 
color video tapes. Equipment is installed to allow students and faculty to produce their own 
educational materials for classroom and seminar use and record special experiments, field 
trials, or lecture events for permanent use. 

The Department maintains a specialized library with several hundred text and reference 
books in meteorology and allied sciences, specialized series of research reports, and many 
current journals. The campus provides a main library as well as specialized libraries in 
chemistry, astronomy, and engineering. Several excellent government libraries in the area, 
including the Library of Congress, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the National 
Archives, and the NOAA libraries also provide unsurpassed resources. 

The Department has installed a link to the local NEXRAD facility and a UNIDATA 
computer graphics animation system that ingests, manages, and displays current weather 
satellite, weather radar, and weather map data in color for research, instruction, and the 
preparation of videotape or film materials. 

The Department of Meteorology has access to a wide variety of computer resources, 
including its own DEC and SGI and scientific workstation network with more than 60 nodes. 
These systems provide communications, color graphics visualization, and local computing. 
Department personnel can communicate with various remote supercomputers at high speed 
through excellent Internet connectivity, including the Crays at the San Diego 
Supercomputers Center, NCAR, the Goddard Space Flight Center, and Lawrence Livermore 
National Laboratory. 

The University of Maryland is located in an area that is rich in a variety of beneficial 
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Maryland is able to interact closely with the many governmental groups interested in various 
aspects of the atmospheric sciences. Guest seminar speakers and visiting lecturers at the 
University are frequently scientists invited from local government laboratories, and the 
Department faculty often attend and participate in the seminars, colloquia, and scientific 
workshops being held at these neighboring institutions. 

The Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Meteorological Society consists of about 
400 members who hold professional meetings each month. The Washington, D.C., area is 
frequently the site of national and international conferences, most notably of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science and the American geophysical Union. Although 
the University of Maryland is the only school in the region offering degrees in meteorology, 
there are professional and library resources at several other nearby major universities. In 
additional to the various government and academic institutions, the Washington metropolitan 
area contains numerous well-known private contractors and consulting companies involved 
in meteorology, which provide employment opportunities for students both before and after 
graduation. 

The Department of Meteorology maintains professional interactions with scientists of 
major federal agencies in the atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences. For 
example, a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration provides for the development of special courses by visiting 
faculty from NOAA as well as opportunities for faculty and students to work on-site at 
NOAA facilities, including the National Weather Service, the National Environmental 
Satellite and Data Information Service, the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Institute 
of Standards and Technology, the NASAGoddard Space Flight Center, the Distant Learning, 
and the Institute of Global Environment and Society. 

As a member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the department 
enjoys the common facilities offered by the National center for Atmospheric Research such 
as research aircraft and supercomputers. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Research assistants 
carry out research in the areas of global change, synoptic and dynamic meteorology, 
atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, satellite meteorology, climate dynamics, atmospheric 
radiation, general circulation, physical oceanography, ocean-atmosphere and biosphere- 
atmosphere interactions, and mesoscale meteorology. Fellowships are also awarded by the 
Graduate School to the most qualified applicants. In addition, hourly employment is 
available in the Department and off campus. Stipends are maintained at a competitive level. 



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Additional Information 

Application material or additional information may be obtained by writing: 

Chair, Admissions Committee 
Department of Meteorology 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-2425 
(301)405-5390 

For courses, see code METO. 



Microbiology Program (MICB) 

Chair: Ades 

Professors: Colwell, Joseph, Roberson, Weiner, Yuan 

Professors Emeriti: Cook, Doetsch, He trick, Pelczar 

Associate Professors: Benson, Stein 

Assistant Professors: DeStefano, Pontzer, Stewart 

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Trun 

Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. Please see the Statement 
on Animal Care and Use and the Policy Statement for Students in the Appendix. 

The Department of Microbiology offers programs leading to the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees with special emphasis in the biomedical, environmental, and 
molecular biology areas. In the biomedical area, a student may specialize in virology, 
immunology, or medical bacteriology. Environmentally related research projects are 
concerned with microbial ecology, marine microbiology, diseases of finfish and shellfish, 
and biodegradation of pollutants. Molecular studies involve bacterial and viral genetics, 
genetic engineering, cellular immunology, immunochemistry, molecular systematics, 
microbial evolution, and the control of bacterial morphogenesis. Many of the faculty are 
affiliated with federal and industrial laboratories in the greater Washington area. 

Advanced degree graduates in microbiology are in demand, particularly in the fields of 
immunology, virology, ecology, and medical microbiology and others using techniques 
involving recombinant DNA technology or the biochemical activities of microorganisms. 
Positions become available in both the public and private sector and may involve research, 
product development, and/or quality control. 

Admission Information 

Qualified students are accepted in either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. Applicants for 
graduate programs must have acquired a thorough foundation in biological and physical 
sciences. A strong background in microbiology is desirable but not essential. However, a 
lack of specific courses may lengthen the time required to earn a degree. Scores on the 
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subject test in biology, cell and molecular biology, or biochemistry is encouraged but is 
optional. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Requirements for the M.S. degree include a minimum of 24 semester-hours exclusive of 
research credits. A written thesis based upon research is required and all candidates must 
pass a final oral examination given by an advisory committee. All candidates for graduate 
degrees must serve as laboratory teaching assistants for at least one semester per degree. 
Candidates normally require about two years to complete the M.S. program, but quality of 
performance alone determines the awarding of the degree. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree must successfully complete a core curriculum consisting 
of eight semester-hour credits in Microbiology graduate courses, including microbial 
metabolism, immunology, virology, and genetics. These courses may be satisfied by lateral 
transfer of equivalent credit or by evidence of competence in these areas. Two credits of 
graduate seminar or special topics course per year is required until admission to candidacy, 
and one credit per year after admission to candidacy. A student's dissertation committee will 
decide what additional coursework, if any, is required. Twelve credits of doctoral research 
(MICB 899), exclusive of other required courses, must be taken while enrolled for the 
degree. 

Application for advancement to candidacy can be made after the following sequence: 
(1) The preparation and defense of a written research proposal on a topic acceptable to the 
Graduate Program Committee; and (2) submission of a written proposal on planned doctoral 
research and its defense before the student's graduate dissertation committee. A student must 
become a candidate at least one semester before the defense of the dissertation and 
graduation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Well-equipped laboratories are available for the conduct of modern molecular biology and 
for support of a variety of faculty research efforts. Special resources include an electron 
microscopy facility housing a scanning/transmission scope with image analysis capabilities, 
centralized animal facilities, computer support, a fluorescence-activated cell sorter, 
fermentation equipment, and a P3 biohazard containment laboratory. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, arid fellowships are available. 
The number varies and is partly contingent on faculty research support, but most full-time 
students in the Department receive assistantships or some other form of financial support. 



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Additional Information 

Interested individuals may request an information brochure describing in detail the 
program of graduate study in microbiology. For information contact: 

Chair, Graduate Program Committee 
Department of Microbiology 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-5435 

For courses, code MICB. 

Molecular and Cell Biology Program (MOCB) 

Director: Ades 

Professors: Colombini, Dube, Dutta, Gantt, Hansen, Herzberg, Kuenzel, Mather, Moult, 

Ottinger, Pierce, Poljak, Solomos, Sze, Vijay, Weiner 

Associate Professors: Benson, Bryan, Chao, Deitzer, Eisenstein, Goode, Hutcheson, Julin, 

Ma, Mariuzza, Mount, O'Brochta, Payne, Regier, Samal, Stein, Dutta, Vakharia, Wolniak 

Assistant Professors: Carr, Chang, Culver, DeStefano, Forbes, Kahn, Orban, Pontzer, 

Rivas, Stephan, Stewart, Straney, Tanda, Woodson 

Research Professors (from NIH): Howard, Mushinski, Nirenberg, Ozato, Potter 

The Molecular and Cell Biology Program (MOCB) offers study leading to the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree. The training emphasizes research in the broad areas of cell biology, 
molecular biology, and related disciplines. Currently, 55 faculty are affiliated with MOCB. 
The Program is multidisciplinary and interdepartmental, supported by faculty from eight 
departments in the University of Maryland at College Park, two units in the University of 
Maryland Biotechnology Institute, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 
and from several institutes in the National Institutes of Health. 

The MOCB faculty have a broad spectrum of expertise and provide training opportunities 
in a wide variety of areas. These include molecular genetics, cell biology, regulation of gene 
expression, developmental biology, oncology, molecular virology, immunology, membrane 
biochemistry, photoregulation, cell motility, signal transduction, host-parasite interactions, 
transport channels, protein/enzyme structure and function, and neural processes. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the Program is competitive. Candidates must satisfy the Graduate School 
requirements and submit the following: (1) copies of diplomas of previous degree(s); 
(2) transcripts of previous college work; (3) statement of purpose and professional 
objectives; (4) three letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge the 
applicant's abilities and aptitude for graduate work; (5) scores of the Graduate Record 
Examination General Test; and (6) for international students, a score of the Test of English 
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Admissions Committee may require the student to 
take remedial courses if he or she enters with inadequate prerequisites or deficiencies in a 
previous program of study. 



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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The core requirements of the Program consist of four lecture courses in molecular and cell 
biology and biochemistry and two one-semester rotations in the laboratories of participating 
faculty. Two credits of student seminar also will be required, usually as participation in a 
journal club during the first year of study. Satisfactory performance in the core requirements 
is mandatory for continued matriculation in the Program. Beyond the first year, the student 
must take three semesters of advanced, second level courses in specialty areas and topical 
subjects tailored to the development and needs of individual students. A doctoral candidate 
must complete at least 30 hours of graduate academic credits with a minimum of 1 2 semester 
hours of MOCB 899 to be eligible for a Ph.D. At least 24 of the credit hours must be at the 
600-level or above. No transfer credits from another institution are acceptable. 

Incoming students are advised for their initial course work by the First Year Advisory 
Committee. In most cases, the core requirements will serve as the full course load that a 
student would undertake in his or her first year of study. Any remedial or pre-requisite type 
of courses to overcome previous weaknesses or deficiencies must also be completed in the 
first year of study or the summer session immediately following it. The removal of such 
deficiencies may delay the completion of core requirements within the first year of study. 
Under exceptional circumstances, one or more of the core courses may be waived by the 
Director upon the recommendation of the Chair of the First Year Advisory Committee. This 
will depend on the previous training and background of the student. The student may then 
be asked to register in the second level courses concurrently. 

After completion of the core requirements, the student must choose an advisor for his or 
her dissertation research. The research advisor and the student will then submit for approval 
by the Director the names of five faculty members within the Program who will serve as 
the Advisory Committee. No more than two members of the Advisory Committee may be 
from the same department, the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, or the NIH. 
The research advisor will serve as the chair of this committee. From here on, it will be the 
responsibility of the Advisory Committee to guide the student through the remainder of his 
or her graduate work. 

A qualifying examination must be completed satisfactorily before a student is admitted to 
candidacy. The examination should be attempted by the end of the student's fourth semester 
in the Program. The ability to do independent research must be demonstrated as well by an 
original dissertation which must be successfully defended by an examining committee in 
order for the student to fulfill the degree requirements. Students are required to present a 
public seminar during the semester in which they intend to hold the defense. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

State of the art facilities are available to students to conduct research in all aspects of cell 
and molecular biology including the preparation of cell cultures, monoclonal antibody 
production, protein and nucleic acid analyses, peptide sequencing, oligonucleotide synthesis 
and sequencing, fluorescence, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, computer 
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Financial Assistance 

The Program otters teaching assistantships and research assistantships to admitted students 
on a competitive basis. Additionally, the Program will recommend outstanding applicants 
to the Graduate School tor its fellowships. When supplemented with funds from the 
Program, these fellowships will enhance the financial support of the awardees at a level 
much higher than the regular fellowships and assistantships. 

Additional Information 

For specific information on the Program, admission procedures, financial support, and 

other details, contact: 

Office of the Director 

Program in Molecular and Cell Biology 

Microbiology Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-4451 

(301)^405-6991 

FAX: (301) 314-9921 

E-MAIL: mocbgrad@deans.umd.edu 

For courses, see code MOCB. 



Music Program (MUSC) 

Acting Chair: Price 

Associate Chairs: Cooper, Gibson 

Professors: Cohen, Cossa, Elsing, Fischbach, Folstrom, Guarneri String Quartet (Dally, 

Soyer, Steinhardt, Tree), Head, Heifetz, Hudson, Koscielny, Mabbs, Major, McCoy, 

Montgomery, Moss, Page, Robertson, Rodriguez, Traver 

Associate Professors: Balthrop, Barnett, Davis, DeLio, Elliston, Fanos, Gibson, Gowen, 

Sparks, Wakefield, Wexler, Wilson 

Assistant Professors: Brooks, McCarthy, Payerle. Taylor, Vadala 

Instructor: Walters 

Lecturers: Ahn, Beicken, McConnell, Randall, Sioles, Stilwell 

The Department of Music offers programs of study leading to the Master of Music degree 
with areas of specialization in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, historical 
musicology, music education, music theory, and performance; the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree with areas of specialization in ethnomusicology, historical musicology, and music 
theory; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with areas of specialization in composition 
and in performance-literature. Graduate programs in music education, offered cooperatively 
with the College of Education, lead to the Master of Arts, Master of Education, Doctor of 
Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 



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Admission Information 

Admission to graduate degree programs in music is highly selective. It is determined 
primarily by a performance audition, tapes and scores of original compositions, scholarly 
research papers, letters of recommendation, and/or successful teaching experience; 
additionally, in some academic areas, the general GRE scores are considered. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours for all master's degrees, earning at 
least one-third in the area of specialization and the remainder in supportive course work in 
music and electives. A public recital or performance is required in conducting and 
performance; a public performance or a scholarly paper is required in music education; a 
scholarly thesis is required in composition, ethnomusicology, historical musicology, and 
theory. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees require 
no fixed total number of earned credits. Rather, they require the satisfactory completion of 
a significant body of course work that, in the student's and the Graduate Advisor's judgment, 
prepares the student for the preliminary examination that leads to the admission to candidacy. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The music library in Hornbake Library ranks among the top twenty university music 
libraries in the United States, and it offers a variety of archives, special collections, and other 
research resources which give it international stature among scholars in a broad spectrum 
of music disciplines. The total music collection includes approximately 50,000 books, 
150,000 scores, 140,000 recordings, and 4,500 linear feet of archival materials. 

The International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) is the only institutional collection 
in existence devoted to historic piano performance. IPAM contains 40,000 recordings, 
8,500 music scores, 2,500 books, and a collection of reproducing pianos with 8,000 piano 
rolls. To date IPAM has acquired the collections of more than 40 eminent pianists. The 
Special Collections in Music embrace a growing number of national and international music 
organization archives representing music education, band history, solo and ensemble 
instrumental performance, music librarianship, and ethnomusicology. Materials in these 
archives include papers, music scores, recordings, books, magazines, photographs, and oral 
histories. The library also features important archival and manuscript collections on music 
criticism and American music, the Charles Fowler Papers supporting the study of arts 
education, a significant Leopold Stokowski Collection, the Jacob Coopersmith Collection 
of Handeliana, the Radio Station WOR/Alfred Wallenstein Collection of 26,000 orchestral 
scores, and the performance parts of the Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra. 

Also located at The University of Maryland is The Center for Studies in Nineteenth- 
Century Music. Other research activities of the Department include the CPE. Bach Edition 
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research opportunities offered by Dumbarton Oaks, the Enoch Pratt Free Library of 
Baltimore, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, 
the Smithsonian Institution, and about 500 specialized libraries. 

The Department presents a wide variety of student and faculty solo and ensemble recitals 
and concerts, including those of the internationally recognized Guarncri String Quartet, 
which is in residence at College Park and whose members hold professorial rank. The 
Department also cooperates with the Concert Society at Maryland which presents a series 
of concerts throughout the academic year and, during the summer, The University of 
Maryland International Competitions Honoring Marian Anderson (Vocal Arts), William 
Kapell (Piano), and Leonard Rose (Cello), as well as the National Orchestral Institute. The 
University sponsors a Handel Festival featuring the University of Maryland Chorus and 
scholars and performers from around the world. The musical environment of the entire 
Washington-Baltimore area is unusually varied and rich with performances at the John F. 
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Constitution Hall, the National Gallery of Art, the 
Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Smithsonian Institution, 
the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of competitive fellowships, tuition waivers, assistantships, support grants, and 
graduate orchestral fellowships are available. Preference for academic assistance will be 
given to those who have filed an application for admission to the University and have been 
officially admitted by February 1 . Competitive auditions for graduate orchestral fellowships 
will be held prior to April 1. 

Additional Information 

Music at Maryland: Graduate Programs provides descriptive information, details of 
course requirements, examination procedures, and graduation requirements for the M.A., 
M.Ed., M.M., D.M. A., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degree programs. International students should read 
the information contained in the International Applicants section of the Graduate Admission 
Application. Specific information may be obtained from: 

Ms. Sharon Hunt, Graduate Secretary 

or 
Dr. William Montgomery, 
Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Music 
Tawes Fine Arts Building 
The University of Maryland 
College Park, Maryland 20742 
Tel: (301) 405-5560 
Fax: (301)314-9504 

For courses, see code MUSC, MUSP, and MUED. 



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Nuclear Engineering Program (ENNU) 

Chair: Christou 

Associate Chair: Pertmer 

Professors: Almenas, Christou, Modarres, Munno, Roush, Wolf 

Professors Emeriti: Duffey, Hsu, Silverman 

Associate Professors: Mosleh, Pertmer 

Assistant Professor: Smidts 

Adjunct: Al-Sheikhly, Janke, Speis 

Radiation Facilities Director: Chappas 

Nuclear power generation has been demonstrated to be a viable means of providing 
abundant, economical and environmentally benign energy. Although the primary role of the 
Nuclear Engineer is the design, construction, and operation of nuclear power plants and the 
infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe and reliable production of energy, other 
applications may be found in the production and application of radioisotopes for medicine, 
food processing, and chemical processing. The general nuclear engineering program is 
focused toward energy conversion and power engineering with additional specialties in 
radiation and polymer science and reliability analysis. The courses and research programs 
strive to create an atmosphere of originality and creativity that prepares the student for future 
engineering leadership. 

In cooperation with their advisors, students establish individual plans of graduate study 
compatible with their interests and background. Areas of specialization include: reactor 
safety; reactor risk assessment and reliability analysis; reactor thermal hydraulics and 
integrated thermal hydraulic effects; transport theory; activation analysis; reactor physics; 
nuclear core design and radiation engineering. 

Admission Information 

The Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees and is open to qualified students holding a bachelor's degree from 
accredited programs in any of the engineering and science areas. In some cases, it may be 
necessary to require background courses to fulfill prerequisites. In addition to Graduate 
School admission requirements, the Department announces special degree requirements in 
its publications. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires 
24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours 
of course work, a written comprehensive examination, and a research paper. All students 
must complete the Program Core requirements as well as all Graduate School requirements. 
In addition to an M.S. degree, the department also offers a Master of Engineering (M.E.) 
degree. 



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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

To enter the Ph.D. degree program, students must complete the M.S. Program Core prior 
to taking the Ph.D. qualifying examination. Those admitted to the Ph.D. program must 
complete an approved curriculum plan prior to admission to candidacy, in addition to 
meeting all dissertation and final oral examination requirements. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Special facilities available for graduate study include a 250 KW nuclear reactor, a large 
scale integral thermal hydraulic facility, a large gamma source, an 8-MeV Electron Linear 
Accelerator, and various analyzers and detectors. In addition, there are considerable 
computer and graphics facilities available, including Sun workstations. The Laboratory for 
Polymer and Radiation Science has extensive facilities for investigating radiation effects in 
polymers. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance in the form of teaching and research assistantships and sponsored 
fellowships are available to qualified students. 

Additional Information 

For more specific information, contact: 

Academic Program Coordinator 

Nuclear Engineering Program 

Department of Materials and Nuclear Engineering 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-21 15, USA 

(301)405-5209 

For courses, see code ENNU. 



Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences (NACS) 

Director: Avis H. Cohen 

State of Maryland approval for this Program was just received as of Fall, 1996. At the time 
of printing we were still gathering the permanent faculty. For updated information, contact 
the Director. 

Representative faculty follow: 

Professors: Hodos (PSYC), Dooling (PSYC), Shamma (ENEE), Rosenfeld (CfAR), Crain 

(LING), Castonguay (NUTR), Kuenzel (POUL), Devitt (PHIL) 

Associate Professors: Cohen (ZOOL), Payne (ZOOL), Perlis (CMSC) 



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Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. Please see the Statement 
on Animal Care and Use and the Policy Statement for Students in the Appendix. 

The NACS program offers a wide range of research and training opportunities for students 
who are interested in pursuing doctoral-level research in a variety of areas within 
neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and cognitive science. There are two possible 
concentrations for the student: 1) Neuroscience and 2) Cognitive and Computational 
Neuroscience. Faculty research interests cover a broad range of fields from molecular 
neurobiology, neural and behavioral systems, to studies of language, and cognition. 
Research approaches include both the theoretical and experimental, with several laboratories 
doing both. The experimental work includes cutting-edge methodologies; the theoretical 
includes mathematical, computer, and engineering studies. 

The research and training activities of the Program take place within the individual 
participating departments, which include departments in 8 of the campuses colleges. They 
include but are not limited to Psychology, Zoology, Philosophy, Hearing and Speech 
Sciences, Linguistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Poultry Science, Human 
Nutrition and Food Systems, Animal Sciences, the Center for Automation Research, 
Kinesiology, and Human Development. The Program, in collaboration with the Medical 
Faculty at University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) and the Biology faculty at the 
Baltimore County Campus (UMBC), offers a two semester introductory neuroscience and 
cognitive science course, a course in the "Classics" of neuroscience and cognitive science, 
and a seminar series. Students will have complete access to courses at the three campuses. 
The goal of the Program is to bring together the diverse perspectives and strengths of all the 
disciplines included in order to understand the working of the nervous system, the mind, and 
behavior. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the NACS Program requires a bachelor's degree from a recognized 
undergraduate institution. Course work in calculus is strongly recommended, as is some 
understanding of either neuroscience or cognitive science. Strong students will be allowed 
to make up deficiencies. The Program requires the Graduate Record Examination scores, 
transcripts from previous schools attended, and three letters of recommendation. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The entering student is expected to rotate through 2 or 3 laboratories, or with faculty in 
the non-laboratory disciplines. These rotations may include, if appropriate, a rotation in a 
Medical School or UMBC faculty laboratory. The Program requires that all students have 
the two semester core neuroscience and cogntive sequence, or equivalent, and two years of 
a one hour/week seminar in the "Classics" in Neuroscience and Cogntive Science. The latter 
sequence is also viewed as a meeting place for the students across the diverse disciplines. 
In the third year of training, a formal preliminary examination is given to all students. 
At this time, the student in the Neuroscience concentration is expected to demonstrate a 
wide knowledge of neuroscience, while students in the Cognitive and Computational 
Neuroscience concentration are expected to demonstrate "mastery" of two of the three areas 
of the concentration. All students are also expected to demonstrate the necessary competence 



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to perform his or her proposed thesis work, including demonstrating knowledge of the 
background, skills, and techniques required for the proposed research. The dissertation is 
expected to be completed within two or perhaps three years of the successful completion of 
the preliminary examination. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program, by virtue of its breadth and extent, has access to the facilities of all the 
departments and Institutes of its faculty members. These include the Institute for Systems 
Research, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, Center for Automation Research and 
the various well equipped research laboratories and department facilities of the faculty. 
Animal facilities are available where necessary. 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching assistantships are expected to be available for qualified students. Graduate 
fellowships are also available on a competitive basis to both entering and continuing 
students. In addition, some of the faculty will have graduate research assistantships for their 
students. There is also a graduate NIH training grant fellowships for students interested in 
studying comparative audition. 

Additional Information 

For further information, contact: 

Dr. Avis H. Cohen, NACS Director 
2205 Zoology/Psychology Building 
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 
Phone: (301) 405-6909, Fax: (301) 314-9358. 
e-mail: ac61@umail.umd.edu. 



Nutrition Program (NUTR) 

Director: Brannon 

Professors: Ahrens, Brannon, Erdman, Hansen, Kuenzel, Castonguay 

Moser-Veillon, Sims, Soares, Thomas, Vijay, F. Jackson 

Associate Professors: Doerr, Douglass, R. Jackson, 

Sampugna 

Assistant Professor: Blake, Boyle 

Affiliate Professor: B. Hansen 

Affiliate Associate Professor: M. McKenna 

Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. Please see the Statement 
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The Graduate Program in Nutrition is an interdepartmental program administered by the 
Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC). It involves faculty from the Departments 
of Animal Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Poultry 
Science, the UMAB Medical School, and other nearby research institutions. The program 
offers graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nutrition. Research interests 
of the faculty include: the genetic and metabolic basis for dietary requirements of animals 
and humans; nutritional biochemistry; nutritional aspects of chronic disease; international 
nutrition; neuroscience and behavior. All programs require completion of a research project. 
Programs of research are individually planned with the student and an appropriate Graduate 
Advisory Committee. 

Admission Information 

A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. 
Preference is given to students having a Bachelor's degree in nutrition, chemistry, 
physiology, biology, food science, animal science, or related fields. Consideration will be 
given to others having adequate background courses and demonstrating potential for a 
research career. Applicants must provide scores from the Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE-General Test). A minimum total GRE score of 1500 is required. TOEFL scores are 
required for international students. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required. Students 
must also provide three letters of recommendation and a 300-500 word statement of 
academic goals and research interests. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Students applying to the Graduate Program in Nutrition are expected to have training in 
chemistry and biology including biochemistry, physiology, and upper level nutrition courses. 
The M.S. degree requires completion of a research project (thesis); the non-thesis option is 
not offered. All graduate students are expected to complete their research project within the 
areas of interest of our faculty. All course work must be approved by the student's committee. 
The average duration of a Master's project is two years. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Requirements for the Ph.D. degree in nutrition include a mastery of the broad fundamentals 
of nutrition as a science, as well as the demonstrated ability to conduct independent research. 
Students are admitted to full candidacy for the Ph.D. upon passing a comprehensive written 
exam on basic core knowledge of nutrition science and research proposal. Also, the student 
must successfully defend a research proposal. The average duration of a Ph.D degree 
program is 3-4 years. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program maintains equipment for conducting both basic and applied research through 
the individual participating faculty members. The facilities are located in the Departments 
of Nutrition and Food Science, Animal Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Poultry 
Science, and UMAB Medical School. There are also collaborative arrangements with the 



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NIH, FDA, and USDA. The library facilities are extensive. In addition to our excellent 
campus libraries, we are a few miles from the National Archives, the National Agricultural 
Library, the Library of Congress, and the National Library of Medicine. 

Financial Assistance 

The Program offers a number of graduate teaching assistantships in the Department of 
Nutrition and Food Science. Applicants for teaching assistantships for Fall should be 
received in the Graduate School by February 1, and in the Program by March 12; they are 
usually acted upon by April 1. Graduate Assistants receive a stipend plus health insurance 
Tuition fees for teaching assistants are waived by the University. A limited number of 
research assistantships are available from grant funds with the student assisting in the 
research supported under the grant. The research often may be applicable to the thesis or 
dissertation. The tuition for graduate research assistants is charged at the in-state rate; it often 
is paid directly by the supporting grant. Research assistantships generally are not awarded 
until after students have attended classes and are known to faculty. The University of 
Maryland offers a number of special support mechanisms for qualified minority students. 
Other types of financial aid are also available, including a work-study program, grants, 
fellowships, and loans. 

Additional Information 

Copies of a Program booklet with additional information concerning admission requirements, 
courses, faculty, and facilities are available from: 

Graduate Program in Nutrition 
Department of Nutrition and Food Science 
3304 Marie Mount Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-4521 

For courses, see codes ANSC, NUTR, NFSC. 



Philosophy Program (PHIL) 

Chair: Slote 

Professors: Bub. Cherniak, Darden, Devitt, Greenspan, Lesher, Levinson, Martin, Pasch, 

Slote, Suppe, Svenonius, Wallace (part-time) 

Professors Emeriti: Perkins, Schlaretzki 

Associate Professors: Brown, Celarier, Horty, Lichtenberg, Odell, Rey, Stairs 

Assistant Professors: Kerstein, Morreau 

Affiliate Professors: Brush, Hornstein 

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The Department of Philosophy offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees with emphasis on contemporary Anglo-American philosophy 
and the interaction of philosophy with other disciplines. Students normally enter the 
doctorate program without an M.A. degree, but the M.A. may be earned on the way to the 
Ph.D. While the Ph.D. program is suitable primarily for students who wish to enter a career 
in teaching and research at the college or university level, the M.A. program is appropriate 
for those who want to deepen and expand the knowledge they gained as undergraduates or 
who wish to develop competence in philosophy to apply to some other professional field. 

In cooperation with the Department of History and under the supervision of the Committee 
on the History and Philosophy of Science, a special interdisciplinary curriculum in the 
history and philosophy of science is offered at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. In addition, the 
Department of Philosophy offers a specialized curriculum, at both M.A. and Ph.D. levels, 
in cognitive studies, under the supervision of the Committee for Cognitive Studies in 
Philosophy, and in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, the Department 
of Linguistics, and the Department of Psychology. A third specialized curriculum, in value 
theory, with a focus on ethics, social and political philosophy, or aesthetics, is in the planning 
stage and would entail more concentration in the value theory section of the philosophy 
curriculum, as well courses of study in a relevant cognate field. 

Admission Information 

The Department requires for admission the Graduate Record Examination, three letters of 
recommendation from previous instructors, and a sample of the student's written work on 
a philosophical topic (normally one or two essays, totaling no more than twenty pages). The 
GRE score, letters, and work sample should be sent directly to the Department of Philosophy. 
M.A. admission requirements are less stringent than those for admission to the Ph.D. 
program, but the same supporting documents must be provided. 

A candidate may be admitted to the curriculum in the History and Philosophy of Science 
or in Cognitive Studies in Philosophy with fewer than 18 hours in philosophy if the student 
has a strong background in science or in a cognate discipline in cognitive studies. For details 
concerning the curriculum within these specific areas, students should consult the individual 
chairs of the committees involved in the Philosophy Program (see below). 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. Candidates who pursue 
either option must demonstrate competence in symbolic logic and knowledge of modern 
philosophy. There are no specific course requirements beyond the general Graduate School 
requirements. The individual student's research determines whether foreign language skills 
are required. For the non-thesis option, a student must pass .a written comprehensive 
examination and must submit a collection of papers demonstrating competence in 
philosophical research and writing. 



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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Students who seek admission to the Ph.D. program should intend to pursue only full-time 
study toward that degree. Candidates with a high grade point average should normally have 
completed at least 18 credit hours (or the equivalent) of philosophy, including one course 
in logic, one in ethics, one in epistemology, metaphysics, or philosophy of mind, and two 
courses in the history of philosophy. 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, Ph.D. students in the regular philosophy 
program are required to demonstrate a competence in three philosophical fields selected 
from four broad philosophical areas: History of Philosophy, Epistemology and Metaphysics, 
Logic and Philosophy of Science, and Value Theory. Students demonstrate a competence by 
writing papers of substantial breadth and scope that indicate the student's grasp of some 
important problems in the field and connections to other issues in that field. These papers 
must be completed within six semesters of full-time study. Other requirements include: 
qualification in symbolic logic, course distribution in the above four philosophical areas, 
and presentation of a research paper at a Departmental colloquium in the latter stages of 
dissertation research. All Ph.D. students are also required to teach undergraduates for two 
semesters at an institution of higher learning, normally through the Department's teaching 
assistantship program. 

Foreign language skills are required only as demanded by the individual student's research. 

Partial credit toward the Ph.D. requirements will be awarded for relevant work done at 
other graduate institutions. The Committee on Graduate Admissions will make a specific 
determination in each case. 

Philosophy students pursuing a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science are subject 
to certain special requirements. They must demonstrate competence by examination and 
written papers in (1) the history of science and the contemporaneous philosophies of science; 

(2) the philosophy of science and related metaphysical and epistemological problems; and 

(3) a field of science (for students who do not possess an undergraduate science degree) or 
an area of philosophy. Coursework must include: (1) courses in the history of science and 
technology; (2) the philosophy of science; (3) graduate-level courses in an area of science; 

(4) a course on research methods in history and philosophy of science; and (5) either 
Philosophy 471 or 478. In addition, the student must demonstrate reading competency in a 
foreign language, normally French or German. 

Students who take the Cognitive Studies Specialization are also subject to certain special 
requirements. Ph.D. students must include an interdisciplinary field in cognitive studies as 
one of the three fields of competence. Both Ph.D. and M.A. students must include philosophy 
courses concerned with issues related to cognitive studies and courses in a secondary area 
of cognitive studies outside philosophy. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, under the auspices of the School of Public 
Affairs, engages in research, teaching, and curriculum development in the ethical and 
conceptual issues in public policy formation. The Institute, which comprises approximately 



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ten researchers with doctoral degrees in philosophy, offers graduate students expanded 
opportunities for coursework and research. 

In addition to the excellent libraries on campus, students are encouraged to utilize other 
libraries in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area, such as the Library of Congress, 
the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Eisenhower Library on the campus of Johns Hopkins 
University. 

The Department sponsors a series of colloquia by visiting and local speakers throughout 
the academic year. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department administers a number of graduate assistantships. Promising students have 
a good chance of receiving financial support in the first year. Students in good standing have 
a presumption of support through the fourth year of studies with the possibility of 
continuation for a fifth year. In addition, there are non-teaching Graduate Fellowships 
awarded competitively by the Graduate School. 

Additional Information 

Brochures describing the regular M.A. and Ph.D. programs in philosophy may be obtained 
by writing to the Committee on Graduate Admissions and Awards, Department of 
Philosophy. Information concerning the curriculum in the History and Philosophy of Science 
may be obtained from the Chairperson, Committee on the History and Philosophy of 
Science. Information concerning the curriculum in Cognitive Studies may be obtained from 
the Chairperson, Committee for Cognitive Studies in Philosophy. All inquiries should be 
addressed care of the Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
20742. 

For courses, see code PHIL. 



Physics Program (PHYS) 

Chair: Wallace 

Associate Chair: Chant, Ellis, Misner 

Professors: Alley, Anderson, Antonsen, Banerjee, Bardasis, Bhagat, Boyd, Brill, C.C. 

Chang, C.Y. Chang, Chant, Chen, Currie, Das Sarma, DeSilva, Dorfman. Dragt, Drake, 

Drew, Einstein, Fisher, Gates, Glick, Gloeckler,' Gluckstern, Goldenbaum, Goodman, 

Greenberg, Greene, Griffin, Hadley, Hassam, Hu, Kim, Kirkpatrick, Korenman, Layman, 

Liu, Lobb, Lynn, MacDonald, Mason, Misner, Mohapatra, Ott, Paik, Papadopoulos, Park, 

Pati, Prange, Redish, Roos, Sagdeev, Skuja, Sucher, Venkatesan, Wallace, Webb, Williams, 

Woo 

Chancellor Emeritus: Toll 

Professors Emeriti: Bardasis, Falk, Ferrell, Glover III, Griem, Holmgren, Hornyak, 

Richard, Snow, Weber, Zorn 



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Associate Professors: Baden, Cohen, Ellis, Fivel, Hamilton, Jacobson, Jawahery, Kacser. 

Kelly, Skiff 

Assistant Professors: Anlagc, Beise, Eno, Luty, Sullivan, Wellstood, Yakovenko 

Adjunct Professors: Boldt, Mather, Phillips, Ramaty, Ripin 

Visiting Professor: Franklin 

Lecturers: Haberman, Korobkin, Pasternak, Rapport, Restorff, M. Slawsky, Stern 

The Department of Physics includes programs in many areas of current research interest. 
These include: astrophysics, atomic physics, condensed matter physics, dynamical systems, 
elementary particle theory, fluid dynamics, general relativity, high energy physics, many- 
body theory, molecular physics, nuclear physics, particle accelerator research, plasma 
physics, quantum electronics and optics, quantum field theory, space physics, and statistical 
mechanics. 

Admission Information 

Because of the large number of qualified applicants, the Department of Physics has had to 
restrict formal admission to the Graduate School to those who have shown particularly 
outstanding work in their undergraduate records or who have already done satisfactory work 
in key senior-level courses at the University of Maryland. Students who have less 
outstanding records but who show special promise may be given provisional admission 
under special circumstances. Regular admission will then depend on the satisfactory 
completion of existing deficiencies. A faculty adviser will inform each of these students what 
background he or she lacks and what he or she must accomplish to achieve regular 
admission. Thus, the Department hopes to offer an opportunity for advanced study in physics 
to all qualified students. 

Students who enter the graduate program are normally expected to have strong 
backgrounds in physics, including intermediate-level courses in mechanics, electricity and 
magnetism, thermodynamics, physical optics, and modern physics. A student with 
deficiencies in one or more of these areas may be admitted but will be expected to remedy 
such deficiencies as soon as possible. 

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), including the Advanced Physics test, is required 
for admission. In rare instances, this requirement may be waived. The average GRE 
Advanced Physics test score is 700. A minimum overall score of 550 on the Test of English 
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of applicants from non-English speaking 
countries. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Department offers both thesis and non-thesis options in its Master of Science program. 
The Departmental requirements for the non-thesis option include at least four courses of the 
general physics sequence, a paper as evidence of ability to organize and present a written 
scholarly report on contemporary research, the passing at the master's level of one section 
of the Ph.D. qualifying exam, and the passing of a final oral examination. The thesis option's 
requirements include at least four courses of the general physics sequence, the graduate 



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laboratory unless specially exempted, and the passing of an oral examination including a 
defense of thesis. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics are set in general terms 
to allow the individual student as much freedom as possible to prepare a course of study 
suited to individual needs. These requirements are: competence in basic physics indicated 
by a satisfactory performance on a qualifying examination and in the graduate laboratory; 
attendance in a departmental research seminar; the giving of an oral Preliminary Research 
Presentation to demonstrate the ability to organize and orally present a topic of current 
research interest in physics; a paper as evidence of the ability to organize and present a 
written scholarly report on contemporary research prior to candidacy; advanced course study 
outside the student's field of specialization consisting of two advanced courses (six credits), 
at least one of which must be a physics course at the 700 level or above; PHYS 624 or 625 
for students with theoretical theses; and research competence demonstrated through active 
participation in at least two hours of seminar, 12 hours of thesis research, and the presentation 
and defense of an original dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Current research in the Department spans an immense range of theoretical and 
experimental work on the forefront of knowledge, far too large to describe here. For details 
of the work in the various fields, and the faculty and facilities involved, the Department 
biannually releases a booklet entitled Research in Physics which can be obtained upon 
request. 

Out of the 85 professional faculty members, 65 engage in separately budgeted research; 
102 faculty members at other ranks also engage in research. In 1995-96, 100 graduate 
students also participated in research under stipends. The current federal support for research 
amounts to approximately 16 million dollars annually, attesting to both the size and the 
quality of the program. 

There are close academic ties with the Institute of Physical Science and Technology on the 
campus; members of the Institute supervise graduate research and also teach physics courses. 
Faculty members in the departments of Astronomy and Electrical Engineering also 
frequently direct thesis research. 

In addition to using College Park campus facilities, graduate students can utilize resources 
of nearby federal laboratories under certain conditions. 

The University of Maryland is located within the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., 
where it enjoys the proximity of a large number of outstanding institutions, such as NASA's 
Goddard Space Flight Center, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Naval Surface Weapons 
Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Johns Hopkins Applied 
Physics Laboratory, the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Health, the Library 
of Congress, and other federal institutions. The Department works closely with certain 
research groups at some of these institutions. In order to facilitate graduate study in the 



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Washington area, the Department of Physics has adjunct professors in certain government 
laboratories. 

Students who desire to do graduate work in physics at a government agency should contact 
a member of the graduate faculty in the Department. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers both teaching and research assistantships. In 1995-96 
approximately 60 teaching assistants and 100 research assistants worked in the Department. 
Summer research stipends for advanced graduate students are customary and a few summer 
teaching assistantships are available. Graduate students also can seek full-time or part-time 
employment in the many government and industry laboratories located within a few miles 
of the campus. 

The deadline for applications for financial support is February 1, for assistantships and 
fellowships. 

Additional Information 

A booklet is available regarding the graduate program in physics. Graduate Study in 
Physics is a guidebook to procedural requirements and rules concerning the acquisition of 
higher degrees. Research in Physics describes the program's research activities and 
personnel, listing the names of faculty and graduate students involved in various research 
projects, together with brief descriptions of those projects. For more information, contact: 

Mrs. Jean Clement, Secretary 
Graduate Entrance Committee 
Department of Physics 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-5982 

For courses, see code PHYS. 



Plant Biology Program (PBIO) 

Acting Chair: Wolniak 

Professors: Bean, Cooke, Gantt, Krusberg, Reveal, Sze 

Distinguished Professor: Diener 

Professors Emeriti: Lockard, Sisler, Patterson 

Associate Professors: Barnett, Bottino, Fenster, Forseth, Hutcheson, Motta, Racusen, 

Wolniak 

Assistant Professors: Chang, Dudash, Liu, Straney 

Adjunct Professor: Cohen 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Herman 



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Adjunct Assistant Professor: Culver 
Affiliate Associate Professor: Inouye 
Instructors: Browning, Koines 

The Department of Plant Biology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In consultation with faculty advisers, students 
develop a course program and research topic appropriate to their professional goals. The 
Program's objective is to equip the student with the background and training appropriate for 
a career in academics, government, industry, or the private sector. 

Major foci of the Department are: molecular and cellular biology and physiology; ecology, 
evolution and systematics; and plant pathology and protection. Specific areas of study at the 
M.S. and Ph.D. levels include biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, conservation, 
developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, molecular biology, 
molecular genetics, molecular plant-microbe interactions, morphology, mycology, 
nematology, phycology, physiology, population biology, systematics, and virology. 

A wide range of job opportunities are available to Plant Biology majors with M.S. and 
Ph.D. degrees. A high percentage of our graduates obtain positions utilizing their training 
within a short time of graduation. 

Admission Information 

A bachelor's or master's degree is required for entrance into the program. Applicants 
should have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B) and have a general science background 
including two semesters each of: calculus, physics, inorganic chemistry, and organic 
chemistry. Adequate preparation in the biological sciences, such as introductory biology, 
genetics, ecology, physiology, and cell biology is expected. The Graduate Record 
Examination General Test is required and should be taken before applying for admission. 
Letters of recommendation from three individuals who can judge the applicant's potential 
in graduate school should be submitted along with a statement of purpose and official 
transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Applications for admission for the 
Fall semester should be received by Dec. 1, with a final deadline of Jan. 10. Applications 
for admission to the Spring semester are not accepted. Applications for part-time status are 
discouraged. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The minimum Graduate School requirements for a master's degree govern the Program. 
A demonstration of competence in the broad field of plant biology, as well as the completion 
of courses in other supporting disciplines, is expected. A written thesis based on original 
research is required for completion of the degree. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program requires a preliminary oral examination and a written dissertation of 
a well-conceived experimental research project. The dissertation must be presented to a 



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graduate faculty committee and be orally defended by the candidate. Candidates are also 
required to present their research findings in a Departmental seminar. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department's laboratories are well equipped for research in most aspects of plant 
biology, from whole plant to subcellular and molecular aspects. Field and greenhouse 
facilities are available for research, as well as a herbarium, a suite of environmentally 
controlled growth chambers, and special culture facilities. Nearby is the University of 
Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, the United States 
Department of Agriculture Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the National Arboretum, 
the Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum, the National Agricultural Library, 
and the National Institutes of Health. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance is available in the form of competitive fellowships and graduate 
assistantships for teaching or research. 

Additional Information 

The Department has a brochure available on request. Additional information can be obtained 
via the Internet at: http://www.inform.umd.edu: 8080/EdRes/Colleges/LFSC/life_sciences/ 
.plant_biology/.WWW/firstpge.html 

For specific information on Departmental programs, application procedures or financial 
aid, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of Plant Biology 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-1624 

E-mail: DeptPBIO@umad.umd.edu 

For courses, see code PBIO. 



Poultry Science Program (POUL) 

Acting Chair: Westhoff 

Professors: Heath, Kuenzel, Ottinger, Thomas, Wabeck 

Associate Professors: Doerr, Mench, Zimmermann 

Adjunct Associate Professors: Rattner, Hill, Sparling, Howard, Wildt 

Affiliate Associate Professor: Place 



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Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. Please see the Statement 
on Animal Use and Care and the Policy Statement for Students in the Appendix. 

The Department of Poultry Science offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science 
and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Areas of specialization include animal behavior and 
welfare, endocrinology, food safety, microbiology, mycotoxicology, neurobiology, nutrition 
and metabolism, physiology, poultry management, products technology and value-added 
products, and wildlife biology. 

There are many job opportunities for poultry science graduates in government, industry, 
and academia. 

Admission Information 

In addition to Graduate School and Departmental requirements, the Department requires 
submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Copies of specific requirements 
can be obtained from the Department. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Master's program requires: 1) 30 credits of course work, including BCHM 461 and 
BIOM 401; 2) an annual seminar; and 3) a thesis. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program requires: 1) completion of course requirements, including BCHM 462 
and BIOM 602; 2) a written qualifying examination testing fundamental knowledge in the 
field; 3) an oral examination on the proposed research; 4) an annual seminar; and 5) a 
dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department has excellent on-campus animal housing facilities for broiler and layer 
chickens, quail, mice (for hybridoma research), and other laboratory species both on a farm 
and in a new research building. Anew off-campus research facility in the heart of Maryland's 
poultry industry permits field studies and interaction with industry-based research. In 
addition, there are on-going research collaborations with nearby institutions like the National 
Zoo, NIH, Patuxent Environmental Research Center, and USDA. 

Laboratories are modern and well-equipped with instruments such as amino acid analyzers, 
atomic absorption spectrophotometers, scintillation counters, gas chromatographs, HPLCs, 
Instron texture analyzers, Grass polygraphs, EIA readers, stereotaxic instruments with 
lesioning and electrostimulation equipment, video equipment, radiotelemetry devices, 
fluorescence and light microscopes, and image analysis systems. These specialized 
laboratories provide research capabilities in behavior, food science, histology and 
histochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition, physiology and tissue culture. 



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Financial Assistance 

Graduate research assistantships and teaching assistantships are available for qualified 
applicants. Students are also encouraged to compete tor a number of industry-funded 
scholarships and fellowships. 

Additional Information 

A complete description of the degree requirements in the Poultry Science Program and the 
admission process are available on request from: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Poultry Science 
3115 Animal Science Center 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-2315 
(301)405-5775 

For courses, see code ANSC. BIOM. and BCHM. 



Psychology Program (PSYC) 

Chair: Hall 

Professors: Anderson. Brauth, Dies, Dooling, Gelso, Goldstein, Guzzo, Hall, Helms, Hill, 

Hodos, Horton, Kruglanski, Lorion. Martin, Mills, Nelson, Penner. Schneider. Scholnick, 

Sigall, Smith. Steinman. Sternheim. Trickett 

Professor Emeritus: Gollub. Tyler 

Associate Professors: Brown, Coursey, Hanges, Klein. Larkin. Moss, Norman. O' Grady, 

Plude, Stangor, Steele 

Assistant Professors: Alexander, Aspinwall, Goodman, Johnson, O'Brien. Yager 

The Department of Psychology offers education leading to the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree. The number of graduate students is limited to ensure close and intimate contact in 
research and seminars. 

The Doctor of Philosophy degree offers programs of study in Biopsychology. Clinical/ 
Community. Cognitive. Counseling (joint program with EDCP in Education). Developmental, 
Industrial/Organizational, Sensory and Perceptual Processes, and Social Psychology. The 
Department's doctoral programs in both Clinical and Counseling Psychology have been 
approved by the American Psychological Association. Additionally, the Department offers a 
specialization in Cognitive and Neural Systems and their Development. School Psychology, 
also an APA approved program, is offered in the College of Education. Students wishing to 
complete two programs (e.g.. Counseling and Social) must fulfill requisite coursework in both. 



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Admission Information 

The Department accepts only those applicants who have demonstrated superior aptitude and 
appear capable of completing the requirements for the doctoral degree. All of the programs 
offer doctoral level programs and do not accept students who are interested in terminal Master 
of Arts degrees. The typical student admitted to the graduate program has an overall 
undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or above, a psychology grade point average over 
3.5, appropriate background experiences, outstanding letters of recommendation, research 
experience and/or previous relevant work experience, and goals congruent with the program. 
Additionally, we may take into consideration the student's GRE scores. The Department of 
Psychology encourages applications from members of racial/ethnic minority groups. 

Because we have a large number of applications to consider, we strongly suggest that your 
application be complete by December 1 . To be considered for admission for the fall semester, 
all applicant materials should be submitted by January 7 for best consideration. 

Students admitted to the graduate program generally earn the M.A. or M.S. en route to the 
Ph.D. All students must be full-time until completion of all requirements of the doctoral 
program other than the dissertation have been met. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. or M.S. degree requirements are a research thesis (6 credit hours) and 24 credit 
hours including two courses in statistics. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

In addition to the two courses in statistics, all students are required to take three core courses 
in areas outside their specialty program. These core courses are designed to provide a breadth 
of knowledge in psychology. Additionally, each program has requisite coursework and 
comprehensive examinations. A minimum of 12 credit hours for the dissertation is required 
for a doctoral degree. In addition to attending classes, students are expected to take part in 
research. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department shares a building with the Zoology Department and is centrally situated 
on campus near two libraries and the student union. The Department has state-of-the-art 
laboratories, computer facilities, and video equipment. The geographic location in a suburb 
of Washington, D.C., provides access to a wide variety of laboratory and training facilities 
in governmental and other agencies. In addition, we are near the national headquarters for 
The American Psychological Association and The American Psychological Society. 

The Department follows all regulations involved in the use of human subjects and animals. 
Please see the Statement on Animal Use and Care in the Appendix and the Policy Statement 
for Students under "Degree Requirements." 



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Financial Assistance 

The Department attempts to provide financial aid for all incoming students, although aid 
is not guaranteed. The different possible types of financial support include fellowships 
(nominated by the department), teaching assistantships, research assistantships, work on 
campus, and funded externships. 

Additional Information 

Additional information concerning the graduate program including specific program 
brochures and application materials may be obtained by writing or calling: 

Graduate Administrative Aide 
Department of Psychology — Room 1141 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-441 1 
(301)405-5865 

For courses, see code PSYC. 



Public Management, Public Policy, and Policy Studies Programs 
(School of Public Affairs— PUAF) 

Dean: Schwab 

Associate Dean: Powers 

Assistant Dean: Reed 

Professors: Brown, Destler, Galston, Nacht, Nelson, Reuter, Schelling, Schick 

Associate Professor: Daalder, Fetter 

Assistant Professors: Badgett, Lopez, Sprinkle 

Visiting Professor/Research Scholars: Besharov, Crocker, Cronin, Daly, Rogers, Schaefer, 

Turner 

Lecturers: Edwards, Slater 

The School of Public Affairs provides graduate-level, professional education in five 
disciplines: finance, statistics, economics, politics, and ethics. Students specialize in issues 
of social policy, international security and economic policy, environmental policy, or public 
sector financial management. The program is open to pre-career and mid-career graduate 
students and builds on the School's location in the Baltimore/Washington corridor. 

Admission Information 

The School offers three degrees: the Master of Public Management (MPM) the mid-career 
Master of Public Policy (MPP), and the Ph.D. in Policy Studies. The School also offers joint 
degree programs with the School of Business (MPM/MBA) and the Law School (MPM/JD), 
as well as several non-degree certificate programs. 



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Master of Public Management Degree Requirements 

The MPM is a 48-credit professional degree combining a rigorous applied course of study 
with practical experience. About 35-45 students from a wide variety of undergraduate 
schools and majors enter the program each fall. The average undergraduate GPA is 
approximately 3.4 and the average GRE score is 620. All students are required to have 
successfully completed college level math before they enter the School. 

MPM students initially fulfill the core requirements that emphasize the tools of policy 
analysis: financial management, statistics, economics, politics, and ethics. They are also 
introduced to the policy-making process and to national, state, and local policy makers. In 
addition to these core courses, first-year students may take one or two elective courses during 
the second semester. 

Between the first and second year, most students are employed in federal, state, or local 
government agencies or in private firms that deal extensively with government agencies. In 
addition to practical experience and the opportunity to use the skills acquired during the first 
year, these internships provide contacts and relationships useful for future projects and job 
placement. 

After completing the core curriculum, students specialize in one of four areas: International 
Security and Economic Policy, Public Sector Financial Management, Environmental Policy, 
or Social Policy. Each specialization requires participation in a final project in which students 
work individually or in small groups conducting research on problems of interest to 
themselves and a government agency or private firm that sponsors them. 

Most MPM students take 12 credits per semester and finish the program in two years. 

Master of Public Policy Degree Requirements 

The MPP is a 36-credit degree program designed for mid-career students. This program 
helps individuals in the middle stages of their careers to update their understanding of today's 
complex public issues and to move into positions of greater authority and responsibility. 

The typical MPP candidate has worked in the public or public-related sector for a minimum 
of three years and is capable of handling a rigorous academic program and excelling in his 
or her professional career. Candidates enter the School with varied academic and 
professional backgrounds. Most have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and have completed 
some college-level math and economics courses. If candidates do not have these courses in 
their background, admission may be contingent upon the successful completion of 
appropriate coursework. 

The MPP degree consists of two components: the core curriculum in the methods of policy 
analysis and a selected area of specialization in International Security and Economic Policy, 
Public Sector Financial Management, Environmental Policy, or Social Policy. 

Courses are offered throughout the day. (Although the School plans to increase the number 
of evening courses, some required courses are still not available later than around 4: 15 p.m.) 



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Students usually finish the degree in three years by taking two courses each fall and spring 
semester, but the) are allowed to take more classes to accelerate their progress it' they wish. 

MPM/MBA Joint Program 

The University of Maryland College of Business and Management and the School of Public 
Affairs offer a joint program of studies leading to MBA and MPM degrees. Under the terms 
of the joint program, a student may earn both degrees in approximately five to six semesters 
because some courses can be credited toward both degrees. Candidates must be admitted to 
both programs separately. 

Under the joint program. 66 credits, split fairly equally between the programs, are required 
for graduation. Grade point averages in each program will be computed separately and 
students must maintain minimum standards in each school to continue in the program and 
receive both degrees. If a student's enrollment is terminated in either program, the student 
may elect to complete work for the degree in which he or she remains enrolled, but such 
completion must be upon the same conditions as required of regular (non joint program) 
degree candidates. Student programs must be approved by the Assistant Dean of the School 
of Public Affairs and the MBA Program Director. For further discussion of admission and 
degree requirements, students should see the admissions requirements for each program. 

MPM/JD Joint Program 

The University of Maryland School of Law (located in Baltimore) and the School of Public 
Affairs offer a joint program of studies leading to MPM and JD degrees. Under the terms 
of the joint program, a student may earn both degrees in four academic years because some 
courses can be credited toward both degrees. Candidates must separately apply and be 
admitted to both the School of Law and the School of Public Affairs. 

Under the joint program. 75 credits in the Law School coupled with 39 credits in the School 
of Public Affairs are required for graduation. Grade point averages in each program will be 
computed separately and students must maintain minimum standards in each school to 
continue in the program and receive both degrees. If a student's enrollment is terminated in 
either program, the student may elect to complete work for the degree in which he or she 
remains enrolled, but such completion must be upon the same conditions as required of 
regular (non-joint program) degree candidates. Student programs must be approved by the 
deans of each school. For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students 
should consult each school's catalog. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. in Policy Studies is principally directed at students who have a master's degree 
in public policy or a related field, such as economics, statistics, education, or international 
relations from a program comparable in quality and content to one of the School's own 
master's programs. Students may apply while in the final year of such a program. 
Applications will also be considered from recent college graduates without a master's degree 
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Most students will be required to maintain full-time status through completion of the course 
work leading up to their exams and thesis proposal; this typically requires two to three years. 
Some students will be admitted on a part-time basis with an agreed schedule to ensure timely 
completion. 

Students are required to take five exams: 

(a) Three exams in the basic disciplines of public policy. 

(b) Two field exams, usually with both a written and oral component, in broad topics 
relevant to the student's proposed thesis topic. 

A faculty member at the School must agree to serve as the Ph.D. applicant's academic 
sponsor at the time of admission into the program. To facilitate the selection of a sponsor, 
applicants should include, as part of their application, a description of the general areas in 
which they want to study and write their dissertation. 

Certificate Programs 

The School offers 18 credit (6 courses) Certificate Programs in five areas: Methods of 
Policy Analysis, Public Management, and National Security Studies, Housing Finance and 
Development, and Environmental Policy. These programs are discussed more fully 
elsewhere in this catalog. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Faculty members and alumni of the School of Public Affairs have strong, on-going 
relationships with much of the Washington and Maryland policy-making communities. 
These resources are particularly useful for locating internship and career opportunities. 

Financial Assistance 

The School has financial aid available in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, 
and employment. All qualified applicants are considered. 

Additional Information 

For additional information, contact: 

The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 
School of Public Affairs 
2101 Van Munching Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-6330 

For courses, see code PUAF 



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Reliability Engineering Program (ENRE) 

Chair: Christou 

Associate Chair: Roush 

Professors: Ayyub (ENCE); Ball (BMGT); Christou (ENRE); Modarres (ENRE); 

Pecht (ENME); Roush (ENRE); Wolf (ENNU) 

Associate Professors: Fuja (ENEE); Mosleh (ENRE) 

Assistant Professors: Bernstein (ENRE); Smidts (ENRE) 

Adjunct: Lebell 

Executive Director, Center for Reliability Engineering: Weiss 

Reliability Engineering is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program housed in the 
Department of Materials and Nuclear Engineering. The academic and research programs of 
the Reliability Engineering Program are based upon the recognition that the performance of 
a complex system is affected by engineering inputs that begin at conception and extend 
throughout its lifetime. Students may specialize in Assessment (Root-Cause Failure 
Analysis, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Common-Cause Failures); Testing and Operation 
(Operator Advisory Systems, Software Reliability); Manufacturing (Statistical Process 
Control, Improved Manufacturing Methods); Component and Structures Reliability 
(Microelectronics and Materials); or Electronic Packaging Reliability. 

Admission Information 

The Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science, Master of Engineering 
and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and is open to students with a Bachelor of Science degree 
in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics who achieved a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
from accredited programs. An individual plan of graduate study compatible with the 
student's interest and background is established by the student in consultation with an 
advisor. In some cases, it may be necessary to require background courses to fulfill 
prerequisites. In addition to Graduate School admission requirements, the Department 
announces special degree requirements in its publications. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires 
24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non-thesis option requires 31 credit hours 
of course work, a written comprehensive examination, and a research paper. All students 
must complete the Program Core requirements as well as all Graduate School requirements. 
In addition to an M.S. degree, the department also offers a Master of Engineering (M.E.) 
degree, which requires 31 credit hours of course work. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

To enter the Ph.D. degree program, students must complete the M.S. Program Core prior 
to taking the Ph.D. qualifying examination. Those admitted to the Ph.D. program must 
complete an approved curriculum plan prior to admission to candidacy, in addition to 
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Facilities and Special Resources 

Students and faculty involved in research in the Program have access to a host of special 
facilities in the College of Engineering, including: the nuclear reactor, an 8-MeV electron 
linear accelerator; environmental chambers; mechanical testing, SEM, X-ray and imaging 
facilities; and extensive computer resources. Electronic Packaging Facilities are available 
through the Electronics Packaging Research Center (CALCE/EPRC). 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching and research assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available for 
qualified students. 

Additional Information 

Requests for further information concerning the program can be obtained by writing: 

Academic Program Coordinator 

Reliability Engineering Program 

Materials and Nuclear Engineering Unit 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-2115, USA 

(301)405-5209 

For courses, see code ENRE. 



Russian Language and Literature Program (RUSS) 

Chair: Unger 

Professors: Brecht 

Associate Professors: Hitchcock, Lekic, Martin 

Assistant Professors: Gor 

The Russian Program of the Department of Hebrew and East Asian Languages and 
Literatures offers graduate study leading the Master of Arts degree. Students may specialize 
in either language or linguistics. 

Admission Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, candidates„should have a bachelor's 
degree with a major in Russian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Linguistics 
or the equivalent with a fluency in the written and spoken language. 



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Master's Degree Requirements 

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. For the thesis option, 
the student must complete 24 hours of coursework, the thesis with an oral defense and a 
written comprehensive examination. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of coursework, 
a mini-thesis with oral defense and a written comprehensive examination. For both options 
the comprehensives consist of a four hour examination based on the coursework and the 
M.A. reading list. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to the course offerings listed below, the Russian section of the Department of 
Hebrew and East Asian Languages and Literatures participates as an institutional partner 
in language study and research programs in Russia, the other New Independent States, 
and Eastern Europe, sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian 
(ACTR/ACCELS). ACTR contributes to the support of UMCP students abroad as well as 
to visiting faculty and curriculum consultants from the New Independent States at Maryland. 

The Russian Section also sponsors the Russian Club, the University of Maryland Chapter 
of Dobro Slovo (the National Russian Language Honor Society), and a Russian residential 
program within the international language house, St. Mary's. 

Distinguished scholars and lecturers, as well as visiting professors, visit the metropolitan 
area and campus regularly. College Park's proximity to Washington D.C., facilitates 
participation in the many cultural functions of the capital as well as access to research 
facilities such as The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and the Library of 
Congress. 

Financial Assistance 

The Russian section offers graduate teaching assistantships, and the Graduate School 
offers, on a competitive basis, various fellowships and grants. 

Additional Information 

For further information, write to: 

Director of Graduate Studies, Russian Program 

Department of Hebrew and East Asian Languages and Literatures 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301) 405-4239 

For courses, see codes RUSS and SLAV. 



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Sociology Program (SOCY) 

Chair: Falk 

Professors: Bianchi, Brown, Falk, Finsterbusch, Hage, Hamilton, Kammeyer, Meeker, H. 

Presser, S. Presser, Ritzer, Robinson, D. Segal, M. Segal 

Professors Emeriti: Clignet, Dager, Lejins 

Associate Professors: J. Hunt, L. Hunt, Kahn, Landry, Lengermann, Neustadtl, Pease, 

Vanneman 

Assistant Professors: Dance, Desai, Harper, Kestnbaum, Korzeniewicz, Malhotra, Milkie 

Affiliate Professors: Billingsley, Dill, Fink, Gonzalez, Gurevitch, Levy, Loftin, Wilson 

The Graduate Program in Sociology offers coursework leading to the Master of Arts and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Areas of emphasis in the Department include: demography 
(with a particular stress placed on gender and equality); gender, work, and family; military 
sociology; organizations, occupation, and labor markets; political economy; social 
psychology; and theoretical sociology. 

Within the last three years, about half the students finishing Ph.D. degrees in the Sociology 
Department have found employment as college-level teachers, and about half are working 
in research, administration, and consulting in federal, state, or private organizations. Our 
location in the Washington, D.C., area offers an unusual number of full-time research 
opportunities for our graduate students. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the graduate program is based upon the student's academic record, GRE 
scores, letters of recommendation, and other information relevant to the applicant's chances 
of being successful in the program. Although a previous major in sociology is not required, 
students entering the master's degree program should have had the following in 
undergraduate courses: mathematics through college algebra, elementary statistics, 
sociological theory, and sociological research methods. Students entering the Ph.D. program 
should have had at least one graduate level course each in sociological theory, sociological 
research methods, and statistics. Students deficient in any of these areas may be admitted 
to the program provisionally, but they must satisfy the requirements during their first year 
in the program. 

Both M. A. and Ph.D. students are required to have an adviser. The Director of Graduate 
Studies acts as adviser ex-officio during the first semester after which students choose one 
among the faculty (they can change advisers over the course of their studies). 

Master's Degree Requirements 

A minimum of 30 hours is required for the master's degree to include 1) two courses in 
statistics; 2) one in methodology; 3) one in theory; 4) a one credit course to learn the 
University of Maryland computer facilities; and 5) six credits of thesis research (799). A 
thesis is required. Usually, this phase of the program can be completed in two years. 



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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Ph.D. candidates must have met all the master's degree requirements. In addition, they 
must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work and 12 credits of dissertation 
research beyond the M.A. courses. Specific Ph.D. requirements include: 1) A set of three 
courses in each of two specialties (independent reading courses do not count and the same 
course cannot be counted twice); 2) one additional course in theory; 3) one additional course 
in statistics; (4) one additional course in methodology; 5) one course (SOCY 701 ) integrating 
methods and theory; 6) a one-credit course to get acquainted with the computer (if not taken 
at the master's level); and 7) 12 credit hours of dissertation research. 

After completion of the coursework, doctoral students must pass two examinations 
qualifying them to write their dissertations in the specialties of their choice. Upon the 
recommendation of the appropriate faculty member, the Department Graduate Committee 
approves the coursework qualifying students to present the two examinations. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Sociology Department's facilities include data processing and computer capabilities, 
the Center on Population, Gender and Inequality, the Survey Research Center, the Center 
on Innovations, the Center of Research on Military Organizations, and a Department library. 
The campus has excellent computer facilities and computer time is readily available to 
faculty and graduate students. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance for graduate students is available through teaching and research 
assistantships, and for advanced students through part-time instructorships. There are also 
a limited number of fellowships available, including several for members of groups 
underrepresented in sociology. All carry a stipend plus tuition remission. 

Additional Information 

For additional information and application forms, write or call: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Sociology Department 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1315 
(301) 405-6390 

For courses, see code SOCY. 



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Software Engineering Program (MSWE) 

Professors: A. Agrawala, V. Basili, J. Gannon, J. Goldsmith, L. Ippolito, J. Minker, J. 
Reggia, J. Richardson, N. Roussopoulos, R. Scott, B. Shneiderman, M. Zeikkowitz 
Associate Professors: H. Bender, C. Broglio, A. Chi, D. Chi, C. Faloutsos, J. Flyzik, J. 
Hendler, D. Nau, J. Purtilo, J. Saltz, A. Shankar 

The Master of Software Engineering was developed to provide a basic foundation in both 
technical concepts and design techniques as well as management and teamwork approaches. 
Combining the strengths of the University of Maryland College Park's Department of 
Computer Science with University of Maryland University College's Department of 
Information and Telecommunication Studies, this unique program prepares students to 
develop software products and services for industry and government. 

The 36-credit graduate degree program is composed of the following segments: A 24 
semester hour (8 courses) core group, 9 semester hours (3 courses) of electives, and 3 
semester hours (1 course) dedicated to a software engineering project. 

Admission Information 

Specific requirements for full admission to the Master of Software Engineering program 
are: 

1. a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution 

2. an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 

3. a course in discrete math — for example, CMSC 150 or equivalent, CMIS 160 or 
equivalent, etc. 

4. competence in using an imperative structured programming language (work experience 
may be used) 

5. one year experience in software design or equivalent 

6. a personal statement describing the student's work experience and current employment, 
and discussing how participation in the master's program will assist in achieving future goals 
and aspirations 

7. two completed recommendation forms 

For additional information about status and general requirements, please refer to the 
application form. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Master of Software Engineering (MSWE) requires the completion of 12 courses for 
a total of 36 credits. The program includes a core group of eight courses, three electives, 
and a practical software engineering project. The courses offered are: 



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COURSES* 

MS WE 601 — Issues in Software Engineering 

MSWE 603 — Systems Engineering 

MSWE 605 — Information Security Management 

MSWE 607 — Software Life Cycle Methods & Techniques 

MSWE 609 — A Quantitative Approach to Engineering Software 

MSWE 611 — Software Specifications & Analysis 

MSWE 613 — Software Environments 

MSWE 615 — Management of Software Projects 

MSWE 617 — Software Engineering Project 

UMUC ELECTIVES 

ADMN 603 — Strategy Development and Implementation 

CSMN 647 — Software Verification and Validation 

CSMN 658 — Software Reusability and Reliability 

ENGM 610 — Engineering Economics and Financial Analysis 

TLMN 610 — Data Communication 

TLMN 650 — Hardware and Software Acquisition 

TMAN 650 — Managing Human Resources in Technical Organizations 

UMCP ELECTIVES 

CMSC 412 — Operating Systems 

CMSC 421 — Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 

CMSC 424 — Database Design 

CMSC 430— Compiler Writing 

CMSC 434 — Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems 

UMUC AND UMCP ELECTIVE 

MSWE 699 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering 

*MSWE courses may not be listed in the Schedule of Classes, contact University College 
for a complete listing. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Courses in the Master of Software Engineering program are currently offered on the 
College Park campus and at the University of Maryland System Shady Grove Center, located 
near 1-270 in Rockville, MD. A software engineering lab will be installed in Shady Grove. 

At College Park, students have access to the A.V Williams Building, a state-of-the-art 
research facility. The College Park research laboratories contain more than 200 SUN and 
DEC workstations networked together running UNIX. Workstations and microcomputers 
from several other manufacturers are also available. The Computer Science Department and 
the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) share an 
IBM SP-2, and UMIACS has a CM5 Connection Machine, as well as a 40-processor DEC 
alpha cluster interconnected via high speed ATM links. The University also has other 
extensive computer facilities. 



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The Computer Science Department has direct INTERNET access (address: 
<name>@cs.umd.edu). BITNET access is available through campus INTERNET/BiTNET 
gateways. 

The Computer Science Department maintains close ties with the three campus research 
units: the Center for Automation Research (CfAR), the University of Maryland Institute for 
Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR). 
Many students and faculty in the Department have access to CfAR, UMIACS, and ISR 
facilities and equipment. All three units have extensive computer capabilities. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate students who wish to apply for financial aid programs, including Federal Work 
Study, Federal Carl Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized (Stafford) loans, 
and UMUC and state scholarships and grants (includes Senatorial and Delegate Scholarship 
programs), must complete the 1995-96 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
It is important to apply for assistance as early as possible since the processing of applications 
takes at least ten weeks. In addition to these sources, students are encouraged to seek other 
resources through employers, charitable organizations, and foundations. For more 
information on financial aid programs or to obtain a FAFSA, please contact the UMCP 
Student Financial Aid Office at 301-314-8313. 

Those who are already receiving tuition assistance, educational benefits, grants, or 
scholarships may be able to receive additional aid. 

Students who are eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits must 
contact Veteran and Disabled Student Services when registering at UMUC. The amount of 
DVA benefits students receive varies with each educational assistance program. Contact the 
Veteran and Disabled Students Services office at 301-985-7258 

Additional Information 

Candidates who require additional information beyond the content of this publication are 
encouraged to call: 

Jeff Bender (UMUC) at 301-985-7092, e-mail: bender@nova.umuc.edu 
Diana Jackson (UMCP) at 301-405-6535, e-mail: djackson@deans.umd.edu 

Students may also contact the University College Graduate School at 301-985-7155 or 
write to: 

Master of Software Engineering Program 
University of Maryland University College 
Graduate School of Management & Technology 
University Boulevard at Adelphi Road 
College Park, MD 20741-0869 

For courses, see code MSWE. 



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Spanish Language and Literature Program (SPAP) 

Chair: Sosnowski 

Professors: Aguilar-Mora, Cypess, Harrison, Nemes (Emerita), Pacheco, Sosnowski 
Associate Professors: Benito- Vessels, Igel, Lavine, Naharro-Calderon, Phaf 
Assistant Professors: Bouvier, Christian, Peres. 

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers graduate programs leading to the degrees 
of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish. The Department's offerings are 
designed to provide the required advanced training in language, literature, and culture for 
achieving professional excellence in high school and college teaching and for undertaking 
creative research in related fields of inquiry. 

Employment statistics show that opportunities for the Department's M.A. and Ph.D. 
graduates have been excellent during the last 15 years, and well above average during the 
recent economic recession. All our M.A. graduates have found employment commensurate 
with their academic training. Most graduates have entered teaching careers while several 
work in government agencies and international organizations both in the U.S. and in Latin 
America. During the same period, all of our Ph.D. graduates who planned to undertake 
careers in teaching and research have obtained satisfactory appointments at colleges and 
universities. The important role played in this country by Hispanics and the recognition of 
their cultural imprint bode well for future expansion in all areas related to this particular 
field. 

Admission Information 

In addition to Graduate School requirements, candidates should have a bachelor's degree 
with a major in Spanish Language and Literature, or the equivalent with fluency in the written 
and spoken language. Candidates should also submit three letters of recommendation, a 
sample research paper, and have an oral interview (in person or by phone) with the Graduate 
Director. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Department offers both a non-thesis option and the thesis option for the master's 
degree. A total of 30 credit hours are required for the non-thesis option with three credits in 
linguistics; three credits in literary theory and/or criticism; fifteen credits in either Spanish 
or Spanish- American literature, one of which is to be considered the candidate's "major" 
literature; and nine credits in the other or "non-major" literature. A one-credit course in 
methodology is required of all teaching assistants. Students must also submit a written 
scholarly paper in the final semester of their program which will be read and evaluated by 
at least two appropriate faculty members. 

Students who choose to write a thesis must meet the same criteria stated above, except that 
the course requirement in the "major" literature is reduced from fifteen to nine credits with 
six hours of thesis research credit required. All M.A. candidates must take a comprehensive 
examination. 



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Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The doctoral degree is a research and specialized degree and it does not require a fixed 
number of credit hours. Before admission to candidacy, the student must demonstrate: 
1) a thorough knowledge of the literary production in the chosen area (Spanish or Spanish- 
American Literature); 2) an in-depth knowledge of the field of specialization; 3) proficiency 
in at least one field of the other Hispanic literature; 4) a reading knowledge of a language 
other than Spanish and English, to be used as a research tool in the field of specialization; 
5) one course in linguistics, such as "History of the Spanish Language"; 6) a minimum of 
one course in literary theory and/or criticism; 7) acquaintance with a third literature (e.g. 
Luso-Brazilian, French, or English); and 8) a background in supporting fields to be used as 
research tools (e.g. history, philosophy, political science, sociology, or art). Students must 
pass a comprehensive examination, a translation exam (in a language other than English and 
Spanish), have their dissertation proposal approved for admission to candidacy, and defend 
a dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to the resources of the University libraries, students have easy access to the 
Library of Congress and other Washington-based libraries and archives. National Archives-II, 
located on University grounds, is readily accessible to the Campus community. Dr. Sosnowski 
is the founder and editor of the literary journal Hispamerica. The graduate students publish 
Ojo de buey, a cultural magazine. 

In association with the Latin American Studies Center, the Department publishes a series 
of occasional papers under the general rubric "The Languages and Cultures of Latin 
America." Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Professors are an integral part of our academic 
program. In recent years, the Department has been the recipient of major grants from The 
Rockefeller Foundation and from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance in the form of fellowships and assistantships is available for qualified 
applicants. 

Additional Information 

For additional information please contact: 

Prof. Jorge Aguilar-Mora 

Department of Spanish and Portuguese 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-6446 

E-mail: jal 1 @umail. umd.edu 

For courses, see code SPAP 



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Special Education Program (EDSP) 

Chair: Burke 

Professors: Burke, Egel, Graham, Harris, Beckman, Leone 

Professors Emeriti: Hebeler 

Associate Professors: Cooper, Kohl, Lieber, Moon, Neubert, Speece 

Assistant Professors: Anderson, Nolet 

Research Associates: Florian, Greig, Gruber, Kelly, Li, McLaughlin, Page-Voth, Warren 

Graduate studies in the Department of Special Education include programs leading to 
Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees, Advanced Graduate Specialist certificates, 
Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Areas of concentration may include: 
learning disabilities; behavior disorders; severe disabilities (including autism); early 
childhood (including infancy); educationally handicapped; and secondary and transition 
special education. Concentrations in special education administration and supervision and 
policy studies are also available at the doctoral level. 

Historically, employment opportunities for special education graduates have been 
excellent. Students who graduate with a master's degree in special education may find many 
leadership positions in the public schools such as master teachers. Opportunities also exist 
in private settings in positions such as coordinators, administrators, or other specialized 
support staff. Doctoral degree graduates may find university faculty positions or professional 
staff positions in state departments of education, the federal government, and in the public 
schools. Private agencies and organizations may also seek doctoral graduates as directors or 
specialized support staff. 

Admission Information 

The master's program requires a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average and the submission 
of the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination test scores. Admission to 
an A.G.S. or doctoral program requires a 3.5 grade point average in previous graduate studies 
and either a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average or at least a 50 percentile on the Miller 
Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination. 

Graduate programs are planned individually by the student and adviser to reflect the 
individual student's background, goals and the level of competency he or she seeks. 
Individual programming by students and advisers allows wide latitude of career direction 
within the field of special education upon completion of graduate study. 

Graduate study in special education requires advanced competencies in the education of 
exceptional children. Students who enter the program with special education certification 
are required to take a minimum of 36 credit hours. Students who enter without academic 
preparation in education and wish to receive special education certification are required to 
take approximately 60 credit hours; students who enter with early childhood, elementary or 
secondary education certification are required to take approximately 45 credit hours. Upon 
completion of the degree, students in each of these categories may qualify for Maryland 
State Certification in Special Education. 



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Master's Degree Requirements 

Students enrolled in the master's degree program in special education may earn the Master 
of Arts degree or the Master of Education degree. Specific basic course requirements in 
special education are the same for either program with differentiation of thesis requirements. 
The student generally takes a minimum of 15 hours in special education and determines 
with his or her adviser the specific programs and number of credit hours required according 
to the student's background and career plans. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Advanced Graduate Specialist (AGS) certificate in special education is available to 
students who wish to take graduate courses beyond the master's level. The minimum number 
of graduate hours for the A.G.S. is 60. The core of the program should be made up of special 
education courses and other work within the College of Education or other colleges of the 
university as approved by the student's adviser and the special education graduate faculty. 

The Ph.D. in special education is targeted primarily toward research, scholarship, and 
educational leadership. The selection of a major concentration in learning disabilities, 
behavior disorders, severe disabilities, early childhood, educationally handicapped, 
secondary/transition special education, and policy studies for individuals with disabilities 
achieve these goals. The Ed.D. is focused on these same areas but has an emphasis on applied 
research and programming. A variety of minor specializations taken outside the Department 
is also possible. Content coursework in the areas of administration and policy studies is 
developed in collaboration with other departments in the college and university. 

Students pursuing the doctoral program in special education must have completed the 
Master of Arts degree or the Master of Education degree and may elect to work for either 
the Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree. A student in the doctoral program will generally complete a 
minimum of 90 hours of graduate study of which 30 to 40 hours will be in the major field. 
Candidates must develop doctoral-level competencies in research and in any of the areas of 
concentration listed above that fulfill their professional goals. A one year residency 
requirement is necessary for graduation. Students should consult the Department Statement 
on Graduate Programs for more information. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The special education program's strengths include integrated field experiences, special 
education research facilities, and faculty members whose diverse backgrounds enable the 
Department to maintain an integrated approach. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of fellowships, assistantships, and/or grants are available to qualified 
applicants. 



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Additional Information 

Prospective graduate students are requested to consult Graduate Programs in Special 
Education, for additional specific information on Departmental programs, admissions 
procedures, and financial aid. To obtain this booklet, please contact: 

Chair 

Special Education Program 

1308 Benjamin Building 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301)405-6515 

For courses, see code EDSP. 



Speech Communication Program (SPCM) 

Acting Chair: Watson 

Professors: Fink, Freimuth, Watson, Wolvin 

Associate Professors: Gaines, Klumpp, McCaleb 

Assistant Professors: Cai 

Adjunct Professors: Eadie 

The Department of Speech Communication offers graduate study leading to the Master of 
Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. We focus on the strategic use of discourse in the 
public sphere. Major areas of research include health communication, persuasion and social 
change, political communication, and rhetoric and public address. 

Students with both research and pre-professional objectives enter the master's program 
and about one-half of them pursue doctoral study or an academic career. Others find 
employment after graduation in health communication, personnel training and development, 
corporate communication, government policy research and speech writing, and other areas 
that require a highly developed knowledge of human communication. Most students in the 
doctoral program, which is research-oriented , pursue academic careers. Others work in 
public policy research, health communication research, and other professions requiring 
highly developed research skills. 

Admission Information 

Admission to both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs is based on the student's prior academic 
record, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, statement of interest in graduate work, and 
other information relevant to the applicant's chances of successfully completing the 
program. Although most students will have a prior degree in communication, others with an 
interest in studying communication are routinely admitted with additional courses assigned 
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Master's Degree Requirements 

A minimum of 30 hours is required for the master's degree. Students who select the thesis 
option complete an original research project that contributes significantly to our knowledge 
of human communication. Those who select the non-thesis option complete a comprehensive 
examination and revise a research paper in their area of interest suitable for public 
presentation or publication. All students, regardless of option, are required to attain minimal 
knowledge of the fundamentals of communication inquiry (assessed through a foundations 
exam) and competency in both humanistic and social scientific research methods. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. requires: (1) coursework which introduces current research in an area of 
specialization in speech communication, a cognate discipline, and research methods; (2) a 
comprehensive examination which follows completion of the coursework and certifies 
mastery of current knowledge and preparation to conduct independent research; and (3) the 
successful completion of a dissertation which contributes significant new insights to our 
knowledge of human communication. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The campus provides extensive mainframe and software computer resources and excellent 
library collections in communication. In addition, the Washington metropolitan area provides 
research and laboratory facilities for studying communication unmatched by other research 
departments in the discipline. Students in health communication have opportunities to work 
with Departmental research teams and participate in internship programs at the National 
Institutes of Health, the American Red Cross, and other public health organizations. Students 
in political communication are immersed in the formal and informal institutions of American 
government. Students in rhetoric and public address draw upon the holdings of the Library 
of Congress, the National Archives, and many public and private archival collections such as 
the Smithsonian Institution and the George Meany Center for Labor Studies. 

The Speech Communication Colloquium Series also allows students the opportunity to 
interact with noted communication scholars from across the country. Each semester several 
outside speakers come to College Park to present their current research in a public forum. 

Financial Assistance 

Most Departmental financial aid is in the form of teaching assistantships. The Department 
also nominates outstanding applicants for competitive Graduate School fellowships. To be 
considered for aid, the deadline for Fall semester is February 1. The final deadline for 
consideration for aid for Spring semester is October 1. Only M.A". students are admitted for 
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Additional Information 

For additional information on graduate study in Speech Communication, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Speech Communication 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1221 
(301)405-6519 

For courses, see code SPCH. 



Survey Methodology Program (SURV) 

Director: Presser 

Associate Director: Groves 

Faculty: Belli, Brick, Couper, Dayton, Kalton, Lepkowski, Martin, Mathiowetz, Mikulski, 

Miller, Neustadtl, Raghunathan, Rodgers, Rust, Schwarz, Smith, Tourangeau 

The Survey Methodology Program blends together faculty with diverse disciplinary 
backgrounds, all devoted to teaching state-of-the-art practices in the statistical and 
methodological aspects of surveys. The program's faculty come primarily from the 
University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and Westat, Inc., supplemented by 
instructors from the National Opinion Research Center and a number of federal statistical 
agencies. 

SURV offers a Master of Science in Survey Methodology with two areas of concentration: 
Statistical Science and Social Science. A Ph.D. in Survey Methodology will soon be 
available; doctoral students will be enrolled starting in the Fall of 1997. Applicants interested 
in the Ph.D. should contact the director or assistant director (address below). The statistical 
science concentration is designed for students who wish to specialize in areas such as sample 
design, estimation in complex samples, variance estimation, statistical measurement error 
models, and statistical adjustments for missing data. The social science concentration is 
designed for students who wish to specialize in areas such as questionnaire design, design 
of interviewing systems, computer assisted data collection, modes of data collection, 
cognitive psychological applications to survey measurement, and nonsampling error 
reduction. 

Admission Information 

Applicants to the M.S. program are expected to hold a baccalaureate degree from a 
regionally accredited institution with a minimum of a "B" average. Post-baccalaureate 
coursework and relevant work experience will also be used in the application evaluation. 
The GRE examination is not required. However, applicants who have little on-the-job 
experience with survey research or who are currently undergraduates are encouraged to 
submit GRE scores for evaluation as part of the admissions review. 



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Entry to the statistical science concentration requires three undergraduate courses in 
calculus, one in linear algebra, and one in statistics. Entry to the social science concentration 
requires two undergraduate quantitative courses, at least one of which is in statistics, and at 
least two undergraduate courses in the social sciences. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

SURV offers a non-thesis program, however students in both the statistical science and 
social science concentrations must fulfill a research experience requirement, yielding a 
scholarly paper. This paper must be the result of either original research conducted by the 
student, critical analysis, or evaluation of existing surveys. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

SURV has the goal of offering training to all qualified students, regardless of the 
employment sector of interest to them. Several features of the program are designed with 
the working student in mind. Many class times are tailored to be compatible with the work 
day. A twelve-month curriculum offers core courses throughout the year and research 
experience requirements are integrated with work activities. 

Courses have been offered at a Federal agency facility located in Washington, D.C. and 
interactive 2-way audio/video transmission equipment is used to transmit some courses 
between the College Park campus and the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. 

Financial Assistance 

The program is committed to the goal of achieving a multicultural/multiracial campus and 
actively encourages applications from minority students. The University of Maryland 
Graduate School offers fellowships to African American students seeking full-time graduate 
study who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents aliens. There are also a limited number 
of awards for other minorities, such as Hispanic Americans and Native American Indians, 
who are under represented in graduate education. For further information on these awards, 
telephone the Office of Graduate Minority Affairs at 301-405-4185 or 1-800-245-4723; or 
fax 301-314-9305. 

Additional Information 

For more information, contact: 

Jane Rice, Assistant to the Director 
Survey Methodology Program 
1218 Lefrak Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)314-7911. 

For courses, see code SURV. 



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Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program (CONS) 

Acting Director: Inouye (ZOOL) 

Professors: Barbosa (ENTM), Borgia (ZOOL), Brown (PUAF), Denno (ENTM), Gill 

(ZOOL), Hueth (AREC), McConnell (AREC), Nelson (PUAF), Reaka-Kudla (ZOOL) 

Associate Professors: Fenster (PBIO), Fetter (PUAF), Forseth (PBIO), Inouye (ZOOL), 

Wilkinson (ZOOL) 

Assistant Professors: Dietz (ZOOL), Dudash (PBIO) 

The principal objective of the Program is to provide interdisciplinary graduate training 
in Conservation Biology. This emerging field of study is driven by the current and 
future demise of biodiversity, accelerating global change, environmental decay, and the 
complex relationship between resolving these concerns and meeting the needs of the 
human population. More generally, the program's objectives are to: 1) Provide broad, 
multidisciplinary training in the core areas of biological conservation, resource economics, 
and policy analysis, and 2) Explicitly link the conflicting topics of sound conservation of 
natural resources with sustainable development to meet human needs. 

Master's degree holders will be well-prepared to address conservation issues for employers 
in the private sector and in local, state, and national government posts; and to enter 
University of Maryland Ph.D. programs for further, specialized training. 

The Program will have a particular emphasis on Latin America, and we estimate that about 
half of the approximately 12 students we admit each year will come from that geographical 
area. 

Admission Information 

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree and undergraduate training in at least one 
of the areas of ecology, economics (microeconomics), or policy. Applications require official 
transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose for applying, and 
satisfactory results from the Graduate Record Exam. Foreign applicants must demonstrate 
proficiency in English by taking the TOEFL or another English-language test. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

This Master's of Science program was initiated in 1991 to provide new training and 
educational emphasis in the area of conservation and sustainable development. The program 
applies an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the problems of biological 
conservation in relation to economic development necessary to meet human needs. It 
includes four components: (1) Core courses in each of: ecology and conservation biology, 
resource economics, public policy, multi-disciplinary problem solving; (2) Elective courses 
from a wide array of disciplines; (3) An internship experience for one semester or summer 
in an agency relevant to the student's career interests; (4) A scholarly paper that uses readily 
available data to analyze a conservation or development project integrating perspectives of 
biological conservation and economics that lead to policy recommendations. 

Course requirements for the program total 39 credits. This is intended to be a two-year 
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Facilities and Special Resources 

The program was originated and is directed by faculty from the Department of Zoology 
but is campus-wide in scope. Students will have access to a wide range of laboratory and 
other facilities on campus and to the many special state, federal, and international agencies 
unique to the Washington, D.C., area. 

Financial Assistance 

Students applying to the Program may be nominated for graduate fellowships or may be 
supported on graduate assistantships. Fellowship and assistantship offers are made on the 
basis of past academic performance, research potential, and availability of funds. 

Additional Information 

If you would like additional information on this program, please contact: 

Dr. David Inouye, Acting Director 
Graduate Program in CONS 
Department of Zoology 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-7409 
FAX: (301) 314-9358 

For courses, see codes CONS, ZOOL, ENTM, PUAF, AREC, PBIO, GEOG. 



Systems Engineering Program (ENSE) 

Director: Shayman 

Professors: Abed, Ball, Baras, Berenstein, Ephremides, Farvardin, JaJa, Kedem, 

Krishnaprasad, Makowski, Marcus, McAvoy, Narayan, Nau, Ott, Pecht, Shamma, Shayman, 

Shneiderman, Tits, Tsai 

Associate Professors: Akin, Austin, Celi, Dayawansa, Faloutsos, Fu, Fuja, Goldsman, 

Hendler, Liu, Minis, Subrahmanian, Zarifiou, Zhang 

Assistant Professors: Adomaitis, Herrmann, Tassiulas 

Assistant Research Scientists: Corson, Dayhoff 

The A. James Clark School of Engineering, through the Institute for Systems Research 
(ISR), offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Systems 
Engineering. Specialization is possible in software systems, computer systems, information 
systems, distributed systems, control systems, manufacturing systems, process systems, and 
operations research. The Program draws upon the expertise of the ISR's interdisciplinary 
faculty. It provides broad and generalized training in systems engineering principles as they 
have developed in industrial and government practices and gives deeper and more 
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profession. The Program requires a solid general foundation in science and technology, at 
least the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in engineering or physical science. Prior industrial 
experience is an added advantage. 

Admission Information 

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. In 
addition, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited undergraduate 
program in engineering, mathematics, or physical science. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

General requirements for the master's thesis and non-thesis options are those of the 
Graduate School. All requirements must be completed within 5 years. The thesis option 
requires each student to complete 30 credit hours of coursework (four courses from the 
systems engineering core, three courses from the management core, and three elective 
courses). The elective courses must be taken from one specialization area. In addition, a 
Master's thesis project demonstrating the practical implications of systems engineering 
principles is required (six credit hours). The thesis project, which may be related to a practical 
industrial system, must be supervised by the student's academic advisor. 

The non-thesis degree option requires each student to complete 36 credit hours of 
coursework (four courses from the systems engineering core, three courses from the 
management core, and five elective courses). The elective courses must be taken from not 
more than two specialization areas. In addition, students must complete a scholarly paper 
and successfully pass a written comprehensive examination. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The laboratory environment, an essential component in the development of both research 
and education programs at the Institute for Systems Research, provides inter-disciplinary 
opportunities for faculty and students to work together. 

Integrated design of automation and information engineering systems guides the real-life 
experiments and research in all the laboratories. The integration of symbolic and numerical 
computation is emphasized. Symbolic languages such as LISP, PROLOG, and MACSYMA 
offer a superior medium for design problem definition, conceptualization, implementation, 
and engineering systems modeling. Prototype designs both in hardware and software have 
led to technological discoveries and patentable inventions. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance may be available to graduate students in the form of graduate research 
assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships (from the ISR or the Graduate 
School). Assistantships and/or fellowships normally provide remission of tuition (10 credits 
per semester) and other benefits. Financial assistance is awarded subject to the availability 
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Additional Information 

Information regarding the program may be obtained by writing to: 

M.S. Program in Systems Engineering 
Institute for Systems Research 
A.V. Williams Building (115) 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-6613 

For courses, see code ENSE. 



Telecommunications Program (ENTS) 

Director: Tretter 

Professors: Ball, Destler, Farvardin, Grimm, Makowski, Miller, Taylor 
Associate Professors: Fetter, Fuja, Krapfel, Papamarcou, Windle 
Assistant Professors: Wally 

The cross-disciplinary M.S. Program in Telecommunications combines rigorous technical 
coursework in communication systems and networks taught by the Departments of Electrical 
Engineering and Computer Science with complementary coursework in telecommunications 
industry management and international regulatory policy taught by the College of Business 
and Management and the School of Public Affairs. The program is designed to meet the 
needs of the telecommunications industry for technically competent employees with a 
sufficiently broad educational background to assume significant leadership positions within 
the industry. ENTS carries a special tuition rate, please contact the program for specific 
information. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the cross-disciplinary M.S. Program in Telecommunications is based upon: 
1 ) quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework, 2) three letters of recommendation, 
and 3) other relevant information and professional experience. Because of the rigorous 
technical coursework required of all students enrolled in the program, successful applicants 
will typically hold B.S. degrees in engineering, computer science, or other technical fields. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Requirements for completion of the M.S. degree include 35 credit hours of coursework 
with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0. In addition, a grade of "B" or better 
is required in the four courses: ENTS 620, ENTS 625, ENTS 630, and ENTS 640. Specific 
coursework requirements include: 12 credit hours of required technical coursework to 
include ENTS 620 Principles of Telecommunications, ENTS 621 Design and Analysis of 
Telecommunication Systems, ENTS 640 Telecommunication Networks, and ENTS 641 



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Communication Protocols; 6 credit hours of required course work in telecommunications 
industry management including ENTS 625 Management and Organizational Behavior in the 
Telecommunications Industry, and ENTS 632 Telecommunications Marketing Management; 
6 required credit hours on telecommunications industry policy comprised of ENTS 630 The 
Economics of International Telecommunications Policy and Regulation, and ENTS 631 
Competitive Strategies and Public Policies in Telecommunications; 2 credit hours of ENTS 
608 Telecommunications Seminar; and 3 hours for ENTS 609 Telecommunications Project 
required of all students. 

Additionally, 6 credit hours of elective offerings are to be selected from the following list: 

ENTS 650 Network Security 

ENTS 652 Network Software Design and Performance 

ENTS 655 Digital Signal Processing 

ENTS 660 Network Management 

ENTS 662 Telecommunication Innovations in Business 

Financial Assistance 

Limited financial aid in the form of reduced tuition is available based on financial need 
and excellence of academic performance. To be considered for financial aid, submit a 
detailed letter to the Program Director explaining why you deserve financial aid. 

Additional Information 

A brochure and information packet describing the program in detail including descriptions 
of all courses is available upon request from the program office. For this and any other 
information individuals should contact: 

Prof. Steven A. Tretter, Director 
M.S. in Telecommunications 
Electrical Engineering Department 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-3683 

For courses, see code ENTS. 



Theatre Program (THET) 

Chair: Meersman 

Professors: Gillespie, Meersman 

Associate Professors: Hebert, O'Leary, Huang, Patterson, Schuler 

Assistant Professors: Anderson, Conway, Coustaut, Reese, Wagner 

Instructor: Krostyne 

Lecturers: Kriebs 



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The Department of Theatre offers graduate study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, 
Master of Fine Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy. The MA. program is designed to enhance 
and develop students' practical, historical, and critical knowledge of theatre so that they may 
go on to graduate work in Ph.D. or M.FA programs, or upgrade their skills for high-school 
teaching. 

The three-year M.F.A degree offers superior students advanced training and opportunities 
for creative activity. The program prepares the student to enter the professional theatre or to 
teach in the creative areas at colleges or universities. The areas of concentration are costume 
design, set design, lighting design, and theatre management. 

The Ph.D. is a research degree. Areas of doctoral study are theatre history, theatre aesthetics, 
theatrical theory, and theatre criticism. In conjunction with the language and literature 
departments of the College of Arts and Humanities, extensive study in dramatic literature is 
also available. Most students pursue academic careers as teachers and researchers although 
some pursue careers in various professional areas of theatre. 

Admission Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, students desiring admission to any 
program must provide acceptable Graduate Record Examination scores, three letters of 
recommendation, prior academic transcripts, and a statement of interest. Ph.D. and M.A. 
applicants must provide a writing sample; M.F.A. applicants must provide a portfolio. In 
most cases if applicants do not have the equivalent of an undergraduate major in their field 
of interest, they must take coursework in preparation for subsequent admission. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The Master of Arts requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. The Department offers both 
the thesis and non-thesis options. All students undertaking the M.A. degree must pass a six- 
hour comprehensive examination on theatre history and criticism, performance and 
directing, and design and technical theatre. The M.F.A. degree requires 60 credit hours. All 
students undertaking the M.F.A. degree must pass a comprehensive examination and 
complete a thesis. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

In addition to a general framework of study, an individualized program approved by a 
committee of theatre faculty guides students' preparation for a 12 hour (minimum) 
preliminary examination. Atypical program for those with prior degrees in theatre or related 
areas involves 36-45 hours beyond the master's degree. Following successful completion 
of the examination, students must complete a dissertation that contributes significant new 
knowledge to the study of theatre. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The campus is within a few miles of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
Arena Stage, the National Theatre, Ford's Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh, 



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and the Olncy Theatre. In addition, the Washington, D.C., area is home to a number of Equity 
and non-Equity theatres, dinner theatres, and experimental theatres. 

Two of the greatest libraries in the world, the Library of Congress and the Folger 
Shakespeare Library, are in close proximity to campus. Students also make regular use of 
the Smithsonian Institution, the Federal Theatre Project Archives, the National Archives, 
and more than 50 specialized libraries and institutions in the Washington metropolitan area. 

The Department has use of three theatres: the 1300-seat Tawes Theatre, the intimate 
100-seat Pugliese Theatre, and the 45-seat Experimental Theatre. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department nominates outstanding applicants for competitive University fellowships. 
Most Departmental aid, however, is in the form of teaching assistantships for which students 
may apply directly. The deadline for Departmental assistantship applications is March 1 . 

Additional Information 

For additional information on graduate study in Theatre at the University of Maryland, 
contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Theatre 
0202 Tawes Fine Arts 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1215 
(301)405-6676 
FAX: (301) 314-9599 

For courses, see code THET 



Toxicology Program (TOXI) 

The program in Toxicology is University-wide, using faculty and resources at the College 
Park, Baltimore City and County, and Eastern Shore campuses, as well as the Chesapeake 
Biological Laboratory of the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies. The Program's 
objectives are to provide educational and professional training opportunities in fundamental 
and applied fields of toxicology leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees. Graduates from this Program will be highly qualified to conduct research, teach, 
and provide services to federal, state, and local governments, industry, labor, and the public. 

Laboratory and lecture courses are offered in both basic and applied aspects of toxicology 
(occupational, environmental, clinical, analytical, and regulatory) as well as in biochemistry, 
chemistry, epidemiology, pharmacology, pathology, and biostatistics. Every effort is made 
to individualize the student's program and to encourage students to take advantage of 
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Specialization at the doctoral level will be available in various areas such as aquatic and 
marine toxicology, neurotoxicology, occupational toxicology, environmental toxicology, 
regulatory toxicology, drug toxicology, and others depending on the interest of the student. 

For further information please contact: 

Dr. Judd Nelson 
Toxicology Program 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 



Urban Studies and Planning Program (CMPL) 

Director: Howland 

Professors: Baum, Hanna, Howland, Levin 

Associate Professors: B rower, Chen 

Instructors: Cohen, Mangcu 

Lecturers: Atkinson, Avin, Diggs, Hummel, Karina, Lefaivre, Seipp, Tustian, Wilson. 

The Urban Studies and Planning Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of 
Community Planning degree. Dual Masters degrees in Planning and Architecture are being 
developed. Students have diverse academic backgrounds, such as architecture, fine arts, 
English, history, business, geography, sociology, economics, and political science. The 
Program's faculty specialize in metropolitan and regional planning, housing, environmental 
and land use planning, social policy, quantitative planning methods, urban design, and 
economic development planning. Employment opportunities remain strong for graduates in 
a highly competitive field. The Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region offers diverse 
employment potential in urban planning and program management in the public, private, 
and non-profit sectors. 

Admission Information 

Application requirements: 1) Graduate School application, 2) statement of purpose, 
3) three letters of recommendation, 4) official academic transcripts for all undergraduate and 
any previous graduate work, 5) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (where 
required — see below), and 6) an application fee of $40. 

Applicants are required to have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 
3.0. Applicants with a GPA of 3.2 (or higher) from an accredited university within the United 
States need not take the GRE. 

Master's Degree Information 

Graduation requires satisfactory completion of 51 credits of course work. The 12 credits 
in core courses introduce students to the foundations of city and regional planning, research 
methods, process, and history. An additional 9 "spread" credits give students a grounding 



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in physical, social, and economic planning. An additional 9 credits are required for a 
specialization. Specializations include housing, economic development, social planning and 
management, urhan design, and land use/environmental planning. A studio and internship 
are required. Courses are listed under URSP. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The University of Maryland is an excellent location for the pursuit of community planning 
and research and graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities. 
The university is eight miles from the incomparable library and research facilities of 
Washington, D.C. In the nations's capital, UMCP graduate students have access to, among 
other resources, the Library of Congress, the specialized collections of professional 
associations and international organizations, and agencies at all levels of government. 

The College Park campus is a 45-minute drive from Baltimore City, whose planning 
programs have gained national attention. A planning studio is offered each Fall in Baltimore. 
Baltimore City, as well as Washington, D.C, are ideal laboratories for students interested in 
research on urban issues and planning. 

Additional Information 

For further information please contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

Urban Studies and Planning Program 

1117 Lefrak Hall 

College Park, MD 20742-8225 

(301)405-6790 

For courses, see code ARCH, URSP. 



Zoology Program (ZOOL) 

Chair: Popper 

Professors: Abrams, Borgia, Carter, Colombini, Costanza, Gill, Highton, Pierce, Popper, 

Reaka-Kudla, Sebens 

Associate Professors: Barnett, Carr, Chao, Cohen, Dietz, Goode, Higgins, Imberski, 

Inouye, Mount, Palmer, Payne, Small, Stephan, Wilkinson 

Assistant Professors: Mueller, Rivas, Tanda 

Adjunct Professors: Kleiman, Manning, Morton, Potter, Smith-Gill 

Adjunct Associate Professors: Breitburg, Hines, Piatt, Wemmer 

Adjunct Assistant Professors: Braun, Brennan 

Affiliate Associate Professor: Jackson 

Affiliate Assistant Professor: Yager 



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Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. Please see the Statement 
on Animal Care and Use and the Policy Statement for Students in the Appendix. 

The Department of Zoology offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science (thesis 
and non-thesis options) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with specialization in the following 
fields: behavior, biophysics, cell biology, ecology, estuarine and marine biology, genetics, 
invertebrate zoology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology, systematics, and 
evolutionary biology. 

Admission Information 

Admission to the Department of Zoology's graduate program requires a bachelor's degree 
from a recognized undergraduate institution. In addition, coursework in calculus, physics, 
and organic chemistry is required. Able students who lack preparation in a particular area 
may be admitted, provided that the deficiency is corrected early during graduate study. The 
Department requires Graduate Record Examination scores, including the subject test, which 
should be taken in some area of biology. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

The thesis option of the master's program enables a student to engage in advanced study 
and to undertake a research project. The degree may also demonstrate the student's research 
ability and lead to the continuation of graduate work for the Ph.D. in the same or related 
area. The general Graduate School rules are the only requirements. All requirements for the 
master's degree are to be completed within a three-year period. A final oral examination on 
the thesis is given whenever the student has completed all other requirements for the degree. 

The non-thesis master's program provides opportunity for advanced education and a 
terminal degree for those who are not research-oriented. All non-thesis master's students are 
required to complete at least 30 hours of coursework, and 18 or more of these credits must 
be at the 600 level or above in zoology or appropriate related fields. No fewer than 16 hours 
of courses must be in zoology and three of these courses should be in a single area of 
specialization. In addition, at least one satisfactory scholarly paper must be written in an 
area approved by the student's adviser. A written comprehensive examination in three areas 
of zoology must be passed before the degree is awarded. All requirements must be completed 
within a three-year period. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program in Zoology is a research program providing maximum opportunity for 
the student to evolve and develop his or her capacity for scholarship and independent work. 
Opportunity is provided for in-depth study in an area of specialization. A doctoral candidate 
must complete at least 30 credit hours of advanced coursework, including a minimum of 
12 semester hours of doctoral research. A formal preliminary examination is given to all 
doctoral students within the first two and a half years of enrollment in the Department. This 
is an oral examination that focuses primarily on determining whether the student has the 
proper motivation, intellectual capacity and curiosity, and educational background. The 
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pursue the Ph.D. program. There is no formal restriction, however, on the extent or the range 
of the questions asked of the candidate. The doctoral dissertation must be completed and 
defended usually within three, but preferably two, years after successful completion of the 
preliminary examination. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Zoology Department's share of the Zoology-Psychology Building provides adequate 
space for graduate instruction and research. The research laboratories are well equipped with 
a wide variety of scientific instrumentation. In addition, the Department has special suites 
for both transmission and scanning electronmicroscopy, constant temperature rooms, four 
sound-proofrooms (one being an anechoic chamber designed specifically for sophisticated 
research in ethology), photographic darkrooms, sterile transfer rooms, and a histotechnology 
suite. Additional research opportunities are available to students through the Department's 
association with staff members of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo, and several marine laboratories. 

Although the Department maintains no library of its own, the University has a fine graduate 
library housing a Science and Technology Division. In addition, facilities such as the 
National Library of Medicine and the Department of Agriculture Library, as well as the 
Library of Congress, greatly expand the library materials within relatively easy access to 
the Department. 

Financial Assistance 

Qualified graduate students normally receive teaching assistantships, which require 
laboratory supervision and examination grading and serve as valuable training for future 
careers that involve teaching. Graduate fellowships are available on a competitive basis to 
both entering and continuing students. In addition, faculty advisers may have grant support 
to provide graduate research assistantships for their students. 

Additional Information 

Students are urged to communicate directly with the faculty in the area of their interest, 
but additional general information and a statement of particular Departmental requirements 
may be obtained by contacting: 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Department of Zoology 
2231 Zoology-Psychology Building 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301) 405-6905 

E-mail: zoolgrad@deans.umd.edu 

website: http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Colleges/ 
LFSC/life_sciences/. WWW/zoology/welcome. htm 

For courses, see code ZOOL. 



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Certificate Programs 

Gerontology Certificate Program 

Director: Wilson 

Faculty: Burt, McKay, Meiners, Simon-Rusinowitz, Wilson, Zink 

Affiliate Faculty: Feldman (HLTH), Greenberg (HLTH), Hurley (KNES), Jeka (KNES), 

Kammeyer (SOCY), Koblinsky (FMST), Plude (PSYC), Power (EDCP), Rogers (HLTH), 

Schlossberg (EDCP), Smith (EDHD) 

Adjunct Faculty: Benokraitis, Davis 

The Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program is available to students who are completing 
or have already completed their master's or doctoral degrees. It is an interdisciplinary 
program whose curriculum is divided into three components: academic course work, 
research, and field training experience. 

Admission Information 

In order to be eligible for the Gerontology Certificate Program, a student must be accepted 
into a master's or doctoral degree program. Students who already have an advanced degree 
should apply to the Graduate School as an Advanced Special Student in order to pursue the 
Certificate. Students with Advanced Special Student status may take up to six credits before 
applying to a degree program. 

Master's Degree Requirements 

Eighteen credits of aging-related courses are required. Of these eighteen credits, nine 
credits should be chosen from the list of core courses in gerontology: three credits from each 
of the three areas of physical bases, psychological bases, and the social bases of aging. 
Another three to six credits may be taken to satisfy the internship requirement; and the 
remaining credits may be chosen from either the core or complementary courses in 
gerontology. At least twelve of the required credit hours must carry 600-level or above 
designation. 

Master's level Certificate students must complete either a master's thesis or two seminar 
papers on an aging-related topic, depending upon Departmental requirements. Only one 
seminar paper is required of a "Certificate Only" student if that student did not complete an 
aging-related thesis previously. 

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Twenty-one credit hours of aging-related courses are required. Of these, nine credit hours 
must be chosen from the list of core courses in gerontology: three credits from each of the 
three areas of physical bases, psychological bases, and social bases of aging. Another three 
to six credits must be taken to satisfy the internship requirement; and the remaining nine 
credits may be chosen from either the core or complementary courses in gerontology. At 
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Doctoral level Certificate students must complete a dissertation on an aging-related topic. 
"Certificate Only" doctoral students may complete a seminar paper if their dissertation was 
not on an aging-related topic. 

A student is awarded the Graduate Gerontology Certificate upon completion of established 
requirements and the degree program, except for the "Certificate Only" student. 

Additional Information 

A complete description of the requirements for the Graduate Gerontology Certificate and 
the admission process is available upon request from: 

Center on Aging 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-261 1 
(301)405-2469 



Historic Preservation Certificate Program 

Director: Fogle 

Chair: Flack 

Committee Members: Brower (URSP), Cohen (URSP), Evans (HIST), Flack (HIST), 

Fogle (ARCH), Groves (GEOG), Leone (ANTH), Sies (AMST), Stokes (National Trust for 

Historic Preservation Library), Sullivan (HORT) 

The Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate program augments the degree work of 
Master of Architecture, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy students in the seven 
cooperating academic units: American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Geography, 
History, Horticulture, and Urban Studies and Planning. 

Admission Information 

This 24 credit interdisciplinary program is designed to help prepare students for a range 
of careers in the planning, management, and conservation of significant cultural, natural, 
and historical resources. Through courses, seminars, and internships, students develop the 
basic expertise to become researchers, interpreters, curators, restorationists, archaeologists, 
planners, conservators and administrators in the multi-faceted field of historic preservation. 

Students who seek the Certificate must meet general Graduate School requirements and 
normally they must have been admitted into one of the participating degree programs. 
Application is in the form of a letter to the Committee on Historic Preservation. In making 
its evaluation, the Committee will review relevant material in the Graduate School 
application. If appropriate, the applicant's record as a graduate student or resume generated 
through professional experience will be considered. Interested persons are advised to consult 
in advance with the chair of the Committee. 



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Certificate Requirements 

Certificate students, in conjunction with their degree programs, must complete the required 
introductory seminar (HISP 600), a survey of preservation law, 15 credit hours of core 
courses, and the final seminar (HISP 700). The total number of credit hours will vary 
according to the particular requirements of the student's specific degree program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Certificate program is directly related to and substantially enhanced by the National 
Trust for Historic Preservation Library, housed on the College Park campus since 1986. The 
program is further strengthened by close working relationships with the National Park 
Service, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Maryland Hall of Records, the Maryland National 
Capital Park and Planning Commission, Historic Annapolis, Inc., Preservation Maryland, 
the Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation Maryland, and the 
Montgomery and Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commissions. Practical 
experience can be gained through ongoing summer projects at the Chalfonte Hotel in Cape 
May, New Jersey and at Kiplin Hall in North Yorkshire, England. 

Financial Assistance 

HISP's principal form of financial aid is the Prince George's Heritage Preservation 
Fellowship, an annual competitive award which provides a matching tuition waiver and 
stipend for a Certificate student whose Prince George's County related project is judged by 
the faculty and the sponsor to be especially outstanding and promising. Additionally, paid 
internships are possible with the National Park Service and the Historic American Building 
Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Certificate students may also be teaching 
assistants in related academic units. Students in the Certificate Program are specially eligible 
for the annual Margaret Cook Award, a cash prize endowed by Prince George's Heritage, 
Inc., and the Prince George's County Historical and Cultural Trust. 

Additional Information 

Complete descriptions of academic offerings and requirements may be obtained from the 
Committee on Historic Preservation. Please contact: 

Dr. J. Kirkpatrick Flack, Chair 
Committee on Historic Preservation 
2 1 1 F Francis Scott Key Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-4313 

For courses, see code HISP. 



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School of Public Affairs Certificate Program 

Director: Terri Harris Reed 
*See faculty under code PUAF 

The School of Public Affairs offers a number of 18-credit graduate certificate programs 
for professionals working in or with the public sector who desire career-enhancing post- 
graduate training outside of a formal degree program. Certificate programs are currently 
available in the following areas: Methods of Policy Analysis, Public Management, National 
Security Studies, Housing Finance and Development, and Environmental Policy. 

Admission Information 

To be admitted to a certificate program, students must first be admitted either to a degree 
program on campus or as an Advanced Special Student (discussed near beginning of 
catalog). Candidates should also be experienced in public policy work or have earned a 
graduate degree in public policy or a related field. In addition to a candidate's academic 
record, the School considers a candidate's work history and recommendations from 
supervisors. The submission of GRE, LSAT, or GMAT scores is optional. Admissions to a 
certificate program may be restricted at times due to capacity limitations. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The School of Public Affairs offers many advantages in studying public policy and policy 
analysis. The School's close proximity to Washington, D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore, and 
the close ties between its faculty and the active policy-making community, give its students 
almost unparalleled access to the state and national policy arenas. In addition, the School 
regularly hosts seminars and lecture series on current issues, offering insights from some of 
the people closest to the issues in progress. 

Additional Information 

Application materials, along with complete descriptions of the Certificate Programs in the 
School of Public Affairs, are available on request from: 

Certificate Programs 
School of Public Affairs 
2101 Van Munching Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
(301)405-6330 

For courses, see code PUAF. 



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Women's Studies Certificate Program 

Professor and Chair: Moses 
Professors: Beck, Bolles, Dill, Rosenfelt 
Associate Professor: King 
Assistant Professor: Kim 

Affiliate Professors: Badgett (PUAF), Beasley (JOUR), Beauchamp (ENGL), Bedos- 
Rezak (HIST), Bianchi (SOCY), Brush (HIST), Coletti (ENGL), Collins (ENGL, CMLT), 
Coustaut (RTVF), Cypess (SPAN), Day (LBSC), Desai (AMST), Diner (AMST), Doherty 
(CLAS), Donawerth (ENGL), Fassinger (EDCP), Frederickson (GERS), Fullinwider 
(Center for Philosophy and Public Policy), Gillespie (THET), Gips (ARTT), Goodman 
(PSYC), Greer (ENMA), Grunig (JOUR), Gullickson (HIST), Hage (FRIT), Hallet (CLAS), 
Harley (AASP), Heidelbach (EDCI), Helms (PSYC), Herndon (MUSC), Hult (KNES), Hunt 
(SOCY), Kauffman (ENGL), Kerkham (ENGL), King (ENGL), Kornblatt (ENGL), Lanser 
(ENGL), Leonardi (ENGL), Leslie (FMCD), Li (PHIL), Lindemann (ENGL), Malhotra 
(SOCY), Marchetti (CMLT), Masnick (LBSC), McCarrick (GVPT), McDowell (ENGL), 
Moghadam (SOCY), Mossman (FRIT), Muncy (HIST), Oster (GERS), Palmer (ZOOL), 
Paoletti (AMST), Parks (AMST), Peterson CMLT), Presser (SOCY), Ray (ENGL), 
Robertson (MUSC), Ryan (Writing Center), Schilb (ENGL), Scholnick (PSYC), Schuler 
(THET), Segal (SOCY), Sharp (ARTH), Sies (AMST), Smith (ENGL), Solomon (SPCH), 
Stehle (CLAS), Strauch (GERS), Upton (ENGL), Washington (ENGL), Watson (SPCH), 
Williams (AASP), Wilson (AASP), Withers (ARTT), Yee (HEBR), Zilfi (HIST) 

The Women's Studies Graduate Certificate is designed to supplement the degree work of 
other disciplines. The Certificate is offered to students enrolled in a graduate program at the 
University of Maryland at College Park. 

This 18-credit interdisciplinary Certificate will provide students with an integrative and 
interdisciplinary encounter with the contributions and challenges of feminist inquiry. 
Students will be expected to develop a thorough grounding in the new scholarship on 
women; to acquire an understanding of gender as a category of analysis; to analyze and 
assess theories about the role of gender in systems of hierarchy and its intersection with 
other categories of difference, such as race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, physical and 
mental ability, and age; and to acquire an understanding of the challenges posed by the new 
scholarship on women. 

Admission Information 

Students who seek the Certificate must meet general Graduate School requirements and 
normally they must have been admitted into a degree program. Applications for admission 
as a Graduate Certificate student are available from the Women's Studies Program. In 
evaluating applicants for the Certificate, the core faculty will review the application 
materials submitted by the applicant. 

Degree Requirements 

Students satisfying the 18-credit requirement for the Certificate will complete three 
required seminars (9 credits): Advanced Feminist Theory (WMST 601); Power, Gender, and 



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the Spectrum of Difference (WMST 611); and Women's Studies Across the Disciplines 
(WMST 621). Certificate students also must complete another 9 credit hours of courses 
chosen in consultation with their graduate advisor in the Women's Studies Program to 
support the student's degree program. The total number of credit hours required for the 
primary graduate degree will vary according to the specific degree program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Special facilities on campus include a Women's Studies collection at McKeldin Library, 
the Center for the Study of Population, Gender, and Social Inequality, the National Women's 
Studies Association, and the journal Feminist Studies. Facilities available in the Washington, 
D.C., area include the Library of Congress and various specialized libraries such as the 
National Library of Medicine, the National Archives, and the National Institute of Mental 
Health Library. The Washington, D.C., offices of many organizations involved in issues of 
importance to women are also accessible. 

Financial Assistance 

Paid internships are possible with the offices of various organizations in the Washington, 
D.C., area. Certificate students may also apply for teaching or research assistantships in 
Women's Studies or in their primary academic units. 

Additional Information 

Complete descriptions of academic offerings and requirements may be obtained from the 
Department of Women's Studies. Please contact: 

Academic Advisor 
Department of Women's Studies 
2101 Woods Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-7415 
(301)405-6877 

For courses, see code WMST. 



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Bureaus, Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories 

Acknowledging the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, the 
University maintains organized research units outside the usual department structures. These 
bureaus, centers, and institutes offer valuable opportunities for faculty and students to engage 
in research and study in specialized areas and in public service activities. 

Bureaus 

Bureau of Governmental Research: Executive Director: Catherine Riley. Bureau of 
Governmental Research activities relate primarily to the problems of state and local 
government in Maryland. The Bureau engages in research and publishes findings with 
reference to local, state and national governments and their interrelationships. It undertakes 
surveys, sponsored programs and grants, and offers its assistance and service to units of 
government in Maryland. The Bureau furnishes opportunities for qualified students 
interested in research and career development in state and local administration. 

Centers 

Center on Aging: Director: Laura Wilson. Established in 1974, the Center on Aging has a 
university-wide mandate to promote aging-related activities. The Center's goals are to: 
(1) conduct disciplinary and interdisciplinary aging-related research; (2) encourage 
departments, schools and colleges to pursue aging-related research and develop 
gerontologically-oriented courses; (3) provide students with educational programs, field 
experiences, training opportunities and job placements that will prepare them for careers in 
aging-related occupations; and (4) conduct training programs, sponsor conferences and 
provide on and off-campus technical assistance to meet the needs of practitioners who serve 
older persons. The Center coordinates the Graduate Gerontology Certificate for students 
pursuing master's and doctoral degrees in regular University departments as well as for those 
who return to the campus as advanced special students. Contact the Center at 405-2469. 

Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy: Director: Bruce Gardner. Housed 
in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the primary objective of the 
Center is to encourage and support relevant research on major policy issues in the broad 
area of agriculture and natural resources and their impact upon Maryland. In addition, the 
Center has an outreach program of publications, conferences, and consultation to extend the 
results of research and to influence policy decisions. Faculty throughout the University of 
Maryland System are encourage to participate. 

Center for Architectural Design and Research (CADRE): Director: John W. Hill. Housed 
in the School of Architecture, CADRE was established in 1978 to permit faculty and students 
of the School of Architecture to offer services and gain experience in areas not accessible 
through the University of Maryland's customary channels for funded research. A wide range 
of planning and design problems exists throughout the state in communities and towns that 
find themselves deteriorating or threatened by uncontrolled expansion. These problems often 
require capabilities and approaches not usually offered by architectural and engineering 
firms. Town or country officials and local citizens call upon CADRE to assist in evaluating 
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past projects include a master plan proposed on the historic National Colonial Farm; the 
Hyaltsville Main Street re\ itali/ation study; the Cohnar Manor and Cottage City commercial 
corridor study; facilities planning studies for two Maryland counties; and the Brookville 
historic study and plan. CADRH is a non-profit corporation, chartered by the State ol 
Maryland. 

Center for Automation Research: Director: Dr. Azriel Rosenfeld. The Center for 
Automation Research, established in 1983, conducts interdisciplinary research in many areas 
o\' automation. The Center currently consists of three laboratories: Computer Vision, 
Autonomous Mobile Robotics, and Robotics. Some of the principal areas of interest of these 
laboratories are as follows: 

Computer Vision: autonomous vehicle navigation; object recognition; document 
image understanding; image and map databases; machine architectures for vision; 
image processing algorithms and software. 

Autonomous Mobile Robotics: motion planning; mobile robot control; space robotics. 

Robotics: control systems; kinematics; dynamics; computer-aided design; manufacturing 
automation; modeling and identification; artificial intelligence; locomotion; structural 
design; applications. 

The Committee on Africa and the Americas: Chair: Carla L. Peterson. The purpose of 
the Committee is to promote the understanding and knowledge of Africa and the African 
diaspora from a disciplinary and/or multi-disciplinary perspective. Included in the 
Committee's mission are strengthening the diversity of undergraduate and graduate 
curricula; creating an academic climate where the scholarly, artistic, and intellectual 
contributions of Black people are recognized and valued; offering intra-curriculum 
programming; and providing supplemental support for faculty and graduate student research. 
Among the aims of the Committee are community building and the enhancement of Black 
and other faculty whose research focuses on the area. The Committee is a joint venture of 
the College of Arts and Humanities and Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

The Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families: Director: Cathy Trost. See the 
description included in the entry for the Graduate Program in Journalism in this catalog. 

Committee on East Asian Studies (CEAS): Chair: Eleanor Kerkham, 405-2855. Operating 
under the auspices of the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences, the Committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students concerned with 
the development of East Asian studies at College Park. The Committee publicizes East Asian 
course offerings, promotes exchange programs, and sponsors numerous public activities 
including film festivals, public lectures, theatrical and musical performances, seminars, and 
conferences. 

Comparative Education Center: Acting Director: Dennis Herschbach. Established in 
1967, the Comparative Education Center provides cross-cultural encouragement and 
assistance to faculty and students with international education interests. The Center arranges 
study visits for educators from other countries, holds symposia, workshops and occasional 
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associated with the Department of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration (EDPA), 
and draws from the international experience of faculty members within EDPA, the College 
of Education, and the University of Maryland. For more information please contact 
405-5242, or fax 405-3573. 

Center for Curriculum Development and Change: Director: Steve Selden. The Center is 
committed to working with public and private schools, schools of nursing and medicine, 
business and industrial organizations, museums, and governmental and private agencies on 
issues pertaining to curriculum development and change. 

The Center serves these groups on plans for designing, implementing and evaluating 
curriculum programs; advanced study and in-service education for faculty and 
administrators; networking and identification of specialized experts in the curriculum field; 
and development of national and international curriculum programs and exchanges. The 
Center is associated with the Department of Education Policy, Planning and Administration. 

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship: Director: Dr. Charles Heller. The Center is part 
of the College of Business and Management. Established in 1988, the Center furnishes direct 
assistance to new and emerging growth business in the Mid-Atlantic region, provides 
entrepreneurship courses to business students, and develops a body of scholarly research on 
timely entrepreneurial topics. 

The Dingman Center's academic program consists of a concentration in Entrepreneurship. 
MBA students with a concentration in Entrepreneurship must complete two required courses 
(BMGT 780, New Venture Creation, and BMGT 740, New Venture Finance) and two 
electives selected from an additional nine courses in Entrepreneurship. The Dingman Center 
also provides entrepreneurship students with hands-on experience via Group Field Projects 
with entrepreneurial companies and various activities sponsored by the Center. Two MBA- 
level scholarships — James E. Dingman Entrepreneur Scholarships and Rudolph P. Lamone 
Entrepreneur Scholarships — are available to MBA students. For more information about the 
Center, call 405-2144. 

Center for the Study of Education Policy and Human Values: Director: Barbara 
Finkelstein; Co-Director, Higher Education Programs: Robert Birnbaum. The International 
Center, established in 1979, supports collaborative research, curriculum development, and 
program evaluation activities related to compelling political and ethical issues in education. 
Emphasis is placed on the interethnic, interracial, intercultural, and international dimensions 
of education policy, planning, and practice. The International Center maintains a particular 
interest in cross-cultural and comparative historical analyses of childhood, family life, 
schooling, higher education, and curriculum policy in Japan and the United States. 

Multilateral studies comparing cultural and leadership dimensions of education policies 
are ongoing, as are studies of curriculum policies under conditions of intractable conflict. 
There are two leadership education programs associated with the Center: National 
Intercultural Education Leadership Institute (NIELI) and the Mid-Atlantic Region Japan- 
in-the-Schools Program (MARJiS). 

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Engineering Research Center: Director: Dr. Herbert Rabin; Executive Director: Dr. David 
F. Barbc. The Engineering Research Center fosters collaboration between the University of 
Maryland and Maryland industry, with the ultimate goal of building a more vital industrial 
base and a stronger university. The center facilitates collaboration through four approaches: 
direct technical assistance to companies; research partnerships with companies; access to 
campus faculty, resources, and office space for start-up companies; and development of new 
engineering research capabilities in specific areas of interest to industry. These approaches 
are carried out by four programs. The Technology Extension Service (TES) provides on-site 
technical assistance to small and mid-sized companies throughout Maryland by highly 
qualified engineers, in five field offices in the state, who establish direct linkages between 
companies and university faculty. The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPs) Program 
establishes joint university and company projects in which faculty and students conduct 
research in areas of economic benefit to Maryland companies. The Technology 
Advancement Program (TAP) fosters the development of new companies in Maryland 
through an incubator program for technology-oriented start-up companies. Lastly, the 
Technology Initiatives Program (TIP) provides selective enhancement of the research 
capability of the College of Engineering in technical areas of increasing relevance to the 
industrial sector. 

An objective of the programs of the Center is to provide students with an opportunity to 
sample the world of technically oriented businesses while pursuing a degree on campus. 
Graduate students benefit from the programs of the Engineering Research Center in many 
ways. Advanced graduate students can participate in TES projects, providing technical 
assistance to Maryland companies. Most MIPs projects support students pursuing advanced 
degrees. Start-up companies in the TAP program incubator often employ graduate students 
part time. Graduate students also have opportunities to work with advanced equipment 
purchased for engineering laboratories via the Technology Initiatives Program. 

Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE): Director: Dr. Richard 
Radermacher. CEEE is a cross-disciplinary research and education program which 
contributes to advanced energy conversion technologies that meet environmental and 
economic concerns. The focus of CEEE is in three areas: energy conversion cycles, enhanced 
heat and mass transfer, and thermophysical property measurements and data bases. The 
CEEE research team consists of six faculty, six post-doctoral researchers, and thirty graduate 
students. 

The principal goal of the CEEE program is to transfer academic engineering research and 
development into practical use. To accomplish this goal, we bring together a team of 
researchers from a broad range of engineering disciplines with their industrial counterparts 
to work on commonly defined problems. Current research includes extensive laboratory 
measurements, modeling and analysis, and computer-aided engineering in energy system 
development, particularly in the area of heat pumps, refrigeration systems, enhanced heat 
and mass transfer, and environmentally safe refrigerants. 

The Center encourages student participation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
The Center strives to bring the knowledge and methods which come from industry 
interaction into course material and texts to amplify the educational impact. Graduates who 
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because of the applied nature of the program and good relationship with industry. For more 
information please contact the center at 301-405-5286. 

The Center for Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (CESDIS), which is 
located at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is jointly funded by the 
University of Maryland and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the 
Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a consortium of 62 universities. 

The Center began formal operation in Spring 1988 and has awarded several contracts for 
research projects in the academic computer science research community. CESDIS supports 
computer scientists working in close collaboration with space and earth scientists on 
problems of joint interest and those of direct relevance to NASA. The focus is on processing 
and managing data from space observing systems and conducting research on other 
applications of computer science to space data. 

Family Service Center: Director: Dr. Carol A. Werlinich. The Family Service Center (FSC), 
established in 1980, is the research and training arm of the Marriage and Family Therapy 
Program in the Department of Family Studies. The mission of the Center's multifaceted 
programs is to enhance the quality of life for Maryland families and the communities in 
which they reside. This program is accredited by the American Association of Marriage and 
Family Therapy. 

The Center offers: (1) direct marital and family therapy service; (2) a variety of therapy 
groups for couples, single parents, adolescents and their families, etc.; (3) publication of The 
Maryland Family, a vehicle for the optimal functioning of families in the community; 
(4) the locus for clinical data collection and research; and (5) the primary training site for 
the department's clinical students. 

Of these activities, therapy training and direct services to families are central. For 15 years, 
the Center has helped train family therapy professionals, and the Center provides marriage 
and family therapy services to over 500 Maryland families each year. No family is refused 
service because of an inability to pay. The Center has a full-time staff as well as associated 
faculty members and graduate students. 

Family Research Center: Director: Dr. Roger H. Rubin, 405-4004. The purpose of the 
Family Research Center (FRC) is to enhance family research opportunities by securing 
extramural funding and encouraging cooperative ventures within the University and with 
other institutions. A variety of ongoing and special research projects are operated in the 
Center. Components of the Center, which is associated with the Department of Family 
Studies, have included projects on homeless families, marriage and family therapy, the Black 
church in family and community life, and imprisoned mothers. 

Center for Innovation: Director: Jerald Hage. The Center is primarily concerned with the 
development of new sociological and social science theories as well as action research 
projects designed to create institutional and economic change. The Center is supported by 
both the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources as well as grants from various funding agencies. Contact 405-6395 for 
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Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS): Director: Charles 
Caldwell; Principal Investigator and Chair: Mancur Olson. IRIS provides technical 
assistance and research analyses to groups seeking to improve laws, rules, and procedures 
in support of the development of competitive markets and democracy in developing and 
transition societies. IRIS research and field programs help analy/.e and promote reforms 
related to: 1 ) property and contract rights — commercial laws and regulations, company and 
contract laws, intellectual property rights, and capital market development; 2) competitive 
markets and participatory political processes — competition policy, business registration, 
consumer protection, deregulation, and anti-monopoly policy; and 3) good government — 
fiscal federalism, tax enforcement, and constitutionalism and rule of law. IRIS is active in 
countries including Armenia, India. Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Poland, Russia, and 
Ukraine. For more information please contact the center at (301) 405-3110, or E-mail: 
info@iris.econ.umd.edu. 

Center for International Business (CIB): Director: Pete Morici. CIB's role is to develop 
and expand the international teaching, research, and outreach activities of the College of 
Business and Management. For international activities, the Center provides the point of 
contact between the College and broader university, other educational institutions and 
organizations, and the business community in the Baltimore-Washington area. 

Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM): Director: 
Dr. Ernest J. Wilson, III. The Center is a think tank and research unit focusing on the study, 
management and resolution of protracted domestic and regional conflicts, population 
pressures, and related issues of political, economic and social development. It has close 
faculty and student links to the Department of Government and Politics. 

A major concern of the Center since its founding in 1981 has been with the analysis and 
resolution of "protracted social conflicts." These are long-term conflicts among national, 
ethnic, religious, or cultural communities involving deep-rooted issues of identity, security, 
and opportunity for effective participation is the larger social context. The challenge is to 
provide analyses and to devise techniques that allow the parties to go beyond the adversarial 
framework of official diplomacy, to recognize and begin to address cooperatively the 
underlying identity and developmental needs as experienced by each community. 

Extensive information on processes of international and domestic conflict and cooperation, 
and the groups involved in them, is available from two global data banks maintained by the 
Center: The Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB), developed by Edward Azar and 
being updated under the direction of John L. Davies in the Global Event-Data System 
(GEDS); and the Minorities at Risk Project, directed by T.R. Gurr. GEDS provides widely 
used data on the daily interactions of over 150 nation-states and some 200 non-state groups 
worldwide for much of the post- World War II period. The Minorities at Risk project is a 
global survey with coded profdes of 240 ethnic groups and data on their current concerns 
and their involvement in conflict since 1945. The "Partners in Conflict" project promotes 
active cooperation in research, teaching and training among active elements in the civil 
societies of conflicting nations and states. 

Other current projects at CIDCM are concerned with: Protracted Social Conflict; 
Population, Development and Peace; Conflict and Environmental Change; International 
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the contribution of business interest associations to international development and to conflict 
management. Faculty at the Center teach regular courses on related topics within the 
University of Maryland, and supervise the research and training of the many graduate 
students and undergraduate interns involved in the above projects. 

Service to the wider community of scholars and to the public include: sponsorship of public 
lectures, seminar, and policy round-table discussions on a variety of contemporary issues; 
and hosting resident and visiting scholars and fellows from the United States and other parts 
of the world. 

Center for International Security Studies at Maryland: Executive Director: Frances 
Burwell; Director: I. M. Destler. First established in 1984 as the Maryland International 
Security Project, the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland provides 
university-wide opportunities for research, training and publication in the field of 
international security and foreign policy. The Center works with many campus colleges and 
departments to provide conferences, guest lectures and special seminars throughout the year 
on topics that relate to the complex challenges of achieving peace and security in the 1990s. 
Curriculum development includes such courses as: Economic Analysis and International 
Security; Alliance Relations; Science, Technology and National Security; and Ethics and 
National Security Policy. Each year, the Center invites a multinational group of junior and 
senior scholars here to work with the Center's faculty, staff and students on a variety of 
individual and collaborative projects. The Center also maintains an archive of selected 
historical materials in international security affairs. Current collaborative projects include 
the Nuclear History Program and Women In International Security (WHS). Information 
contact: (301) 405-7601. 

Knight Center for Specialized Journalism: Director: Howard Bray. See the description 
included in the entry for the Graduate Program in Journalism in this catalog or contact the 
Center at (301) 405-2411. 

The Language Center: Acting Director: Charlotte Groff Aldridge. The Language Center, 
located in Jimenez Hall, promotes cross-departmental projects in teaching and research relating 
to other languages and cultures. It provides for the common needs of language instruction for 
all the campus units involved in second language acquisition, including training for teaching 
assistants, lecture series, and research and professional development programs. The center 
serves as an umbrella unit for the Language House, Language Media Services, and the Foreign 
Language Program (FOLA). For more information, contact (301) 405-4926. 

Latin American Studies Center: Director: Saul Sosnowski. Phone: 405-6459; Fax: 405- 
3665. As a vital part of the international community of scholars, the Latin American Studies 
Center (LASC) has built its strength through a broad interdisciplinary approach to the region. 
Over 70 faculty affiliated with different Departments throughout UMCP have developed 
research and academic programs with prominent Latin American intellectuals. The Center 
also holds conferences, symposia on a variety of issues, and sponsors publication and 
distribution of the resulting volumes and of occasional papers. The Center is home of the 
project "A Culture for Democracy in Latin America" and the residency site for Foreign 
Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS, U.S. Department of Education) under Title 
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and their language skills. The Center also offers post-doctoral fellowships which bring senior 
and junior researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to UMCP. 

The Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity: Director: Tom Tuttle. The Maryland 
Center for Quality and Productivity operates within the College of Business and 
Management. Established in 1977, the Maryland Center promotes productivity, quality and 
labor-management cooperation in Maryland. The Center helps organizations develop 
productivity measurement systems, employee involvement programs, productivity 
gain-sharing systems, joint labor-management projects and other "tactical" improvements. 

The Center has four major functions: 1) to foster increased quality and productivity and 
to increase competitiveness through direct technical assistance to public and private sector 
organizations in Maryland; 2) to act as a clearinghouse for information about quality and 
productivity and publish a bimonthly newsletter, The Maryland Workplace; 3) to increase 
knowledge levels about quality and productivity in Maryland through the regular curriculum 
of the University, as well as through training programs sponsored by the Center; and 4) to 
conduct research that adds to the body of knowledge about quality and productivity. 

The Center has two offices; the College Park office handles consulting and training 
activities and the Baltimore office conducts quality and productivity assessments for 
Maryland manufacturing firms. 

Maryland Justice Analysis Center: Director: Charles Wellford. This Center was 
established by Executive Order of the Governor as a part of the Department of Criminology 
and Criminal Justice. The purpose of the Center is to conduct statistical studies of criminal 
and juvenile justice issues identified in consultation with State and local criminal justice 
agencies. Funding for the Center is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and by 
various criminal justice agencies. 

Center for Mathematics Education: Director: Dr. Anna Graeber. The Center for 
Mathematics Education facilitates a graduate program in mathematics education relating 
mathematics, psychology and learning. The Center provides a setting in which graduate 
students, faculty, participating children, parents and appropriate visitors can become 
involved in the formal and informal interactions so essential to applied research on the 
learning and teaching of mathematics. 

In support of its graduate program, the Center sponsors two major projects: the Mathematics 
Clinic and the Mathematics Teaching Laboratory. The Mathematics Clinic provides a setting 
where graduate students can study the teaching and learning of mathematics as they work 
directly with students in grades 1-12 who have difficulty learning mathematics. Models and 
procedures for the diagnosis and remediation of learning difficulties in mathematics are tested 
and refined in the Clinic. 

The Mathematics Teaching Laboratory provides an extensive array of materials for 
teaching elementary school mathematics that Center faculty and graduate students not only 
evaluate but also use in their work with children or pre-service teachers. 

Center for Political Participation and Leadership: Director: Dr. Georgia Jones Sorenson. 
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service, and training. The Center's undergraduate educational activities include the College 
Park Scholars in Public Leadership, an upper level curriculum in political leadership, and a 
minor in political leadership for Government and Politics majors. The Center's research 
activities focus on leadership. Political leadership, ethics, and political leadership and 
participation. Professor James MacGregor Burns serves as Senior Scholar and research 
director. The Kellogg Leadership Studies Program, housed at the Center, supports fifty of 
the country's most eminent leadership scholars. The new Kellogg National Resources Center 
for Public Leadership which is housed at the Center links citizens, communities, activists, 
and scholars from around the world. The Center has provided leadership and civic education 
in the U.S. and in twenty-seven countries around the world. Curriculum projects and other 
initiatives funded by foundations and the federal government are on-going. 

Center on Population, Gender, and Social Inequality: Director: Harriet B. Presser. The 
Center is a population research and training program located in the Department of Sociology. 
The Center supports interdisciplinary research on the determinants and consequences of 
population processes such as fertility, mortality, migration, labor force participation, and 
family formation and dissolution. More specifically, Center research focuses on the 
interrelationships between two core elements of social structure (gender and social 
inequality) and population processes. Research is funded largely by external grants and 
presently offers graduate student traineeships for students from developing countries through 
the Hewlett Foundation. The Center sponsors a regularly scheduled seminar series with 
speakers drawn locally as well as from outside of the region and an audience drawn primarily 
from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. 

Reading Center: Director: Dr. Mariam Jean Dreher. The Reading Center provides support 
services for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of reading education. The 
Center's faculty believe that a positive learning environment facilitates learning; they are 
continuously searching for ways to improve reading instruction. 

The Center operates a diagnostic and remedial clinic in which graduate students work with 
children who have mild to severe reading difficulties. Clinical diagnosis and instruction are 
of the highest quality and are closely supervised. Hundreds of graduate students have refined 
their diagnostic and remedial instructional skills in the clinic, which has assisted more than 
2.000 children. The clinic also provides a pool of research subjects for faculty and graduate 
students. 

The Center facilitates faculty research by awarding small grants, obtaining research 
subjects, and sponsoring staff development in such areas as research design and statistical 
procedures. 

Collaborative efforts are made with other UMCP faculty as well as with the Maryland State 
Department of Education and the local schools. These efforts have resulted in interdisciplinary 
classes, conferences, and research projects. Faculty and graduate students aid local schools 
by conducting in-service activities, consulting on curriculum development, and providing 
support to parent organizations. For more information contact (301) 405-3158. 

Center for Reliability Engineering: Director: Dr. Mohammad Modarres. The Center 
enhances the opportunity for industrial and university cooperation in the area of reliability 
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to primary industry needs. Expert systems developed within the center are being used in the 
nuclear industry and by the government (NRC) and data base systems developed at the center 
are now in use in the automobile industry. 

Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies: Founding Director: S. Schoenbaum 
(UMCP); Executive Director: Adele Seeff (UMCP). Housed in the campus' College of Arts 
and Humanities, the Center was established in 1981 to consolidate existing strengths in 
Renaissance and Baroque studies at the University of Maryland at College Park, and building 
on these strengths to create dynamic interdisciplinary programs of national and international 
renown. The Center has several objectives: to enhance programs in the College of Arts and 
Humanities by fostering cross-departmental collaboration; to provide new research and 
teaching opportunities and increased professional exposure for faculty within the College; 
to increase visibility for the College of Arts and Humanities by promoting ties with other 
Maryland and capital-area research and cultural institutions; to enrich the life of the 
University and area community through lectures, conferences, exhibitions, concerts and 
other public presentations; and to build partnerships with secondary and middle school 
faculty in the Maryland public schools. 

The Center sponsors projects such as the scholar-in-residence program, which appoints a 
distinguished scholar for a semester to teach, lecture and conduct faculty colloquia; a visiting 
actor program; an annual interdisciplinary symposium; and year-long programs and summer 
institutes for secondary school teachers of literature and the fine arts. Phone: 405-6830. 

Center for Research in Public Communication: Director: Dr. Mark R. Levy. The Center 
is designed to facilitate research by faculty of the College of Journalism, and by advanced 
graduate students, into the structures and processes of public communication, including 
journalism, pubic relations, advertising and other forms of mass communication. 

The Center's philosophy has three elements: 1) stress on the holistic character of the public 
communication process; 2) concern with comparative cross-cultural research; and 3) policy 
orientation. This philosophy underlies the studies conducted by the Center's research 
associates. 

Some examples of planned and on-going projects include: a study of the process of the 
globalization of television news, comprising a comparative multi-national investigation of 
the production, content and audience decodings of television news; the role of media as 
sources of interpretative frameworks defining social issues; and a five-year study, funded 
by the foundation of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), on 
excellence in public relations and communication management; and a study of the how those 
departments contribute to the effectiveness of their organizations; and a study of "The New 
Television Marketplace" that examines the implications of the changes in the television 
marketplace for the diversity, innovation, quality and creative freedom in American 
television programming. 

Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research: Director: Dr. Inderjit Chopra. The Center 
for Rotorcraft Education and Research operates within the Department of Aerospace 
Engineering and is one of three Centers of Excellence in Rotorcraft Technology created by 
the U.S. Army Research Office in 1982 and currently funded by the Army/NASA National 
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programs carried out at the Center: an interdisciplinary University Research Initiative (URI) 
entitled "Innovations and Applications of Smart Structures Technology to Rotorcraft 
Systems" (1992-1997) and a multidisciplinary URI entitled "Innovative Smart Technologies 
for an Actively Controlled Jet-Smooth Quiet Rotorcraft" (1996-2001). The purpose of the 
Center is to expand the rotorcraft technology base through the conduct of research and the 
training of M.S. and Ph.D. rotorcraft specialists. 

Graduate studies and research are conducted in rotorcraft aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, 
flight stability, acoustics, smart structures, and composite structures. The Center conducts a 
broad range of analytical, computational, and experimental research, with major projects in 
helicopter prediction and measurement of vibration and loads, active/passive damping 
control, computational aeroacoustics, active control of vibration and noise using smart 
structures technology, reconfigurable flight control systems, health and usage monitoring, 
rotor wakes in maneuvering flight, rotor unsteady aerodynamics repair of composite 
structures and tilt rotor dynamics. 

The facilities for experimental research include several wind tunnels, the Composite 
Research Laboratory (CORE), two rotorcraft model rigs, a rotorcraft hover test facility, a 
rotor vacuum chamber, a structural dynamics laboratory, smart structures laboratories, two 
shops for model and fixture fabrication, and a laboratory computer network for data 
acquisition, reduction, and presentation. Phone: 405-1121. 

Science Teaching Center: Director: Dr. John W. Layman. The Science Teaching Center, 
through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, offers master's and doctoral degrees 
specializing in science education. Students may focus their studies on research in: science 
curriculum development, evaluation, and implementation; interactive computer systems; 
problem solving and inquiry processes; science classroom processes and management; 
learning science in non-school settings; studying how students learn science; science and 
learning from texts and visuals; science teacher development. In addition, other education 
topics at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels directly related to the learning 
and teaching of science can be pursued. 

Currently, the Center consists of four professors, a support staff, and 40 active master's 
and doctoral students. Faculty members collaborate with graduate students to actively 
engage in research in new technologies, reading comprehension, and classroom processes. 
A comprehensive collection of curriculum materials and documents enhances the 
functioning of the Center. 

Flexible course requirements allow students to develop competence in the theory and 
research of science education, as well as in a science discipline. Graduate students consult 
with a faculty adviser to develop a program of study that meets their needs and interests. 
The core of the student's program consists of coursework in science education, research 
methodology, and science. For more information, contact (301) 405-3166. 

Center for Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music: Director: H. Robert Cohen; Associate 
Director: Luke Jensen; Research Coordinator: Richard Kitson. The Center for Studies in 
Nineteenth-Century Music promotes research focusing on nineteenth-century music and 
musical life. The Center's programs are designed to facilitate the study, collection, editing, 
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furthering research in this area. The Center also promotes research focusing on the 
development of computer programs and laser printing techniques that permit hoth the 
realization of internationally coordinated scholarly undertakings dealing with immense 
amounts of documentation and the production of scholarly puhlications in a camera-ready 
format. The Center welcomes the participation of graduate students, offering an opportunity 
to participate in internationally sanctioned research programs. 

The Center is responsible for the production of the Repertoire international de la presse 
musicale (RIPM), one of the most extensive editorial undertakings in the history of 
musicology. Functioning under the auspices of the International Musicological Society, the 
International Association of Music Libraries, and UNESCO's International Council for 
Philosophy and Humanistic Studies — and with the collaboration of scholars and institutions 
in some eighteen countries — the Center is producing 150 volumes over a fifteen year period 
(1988-2002). Ninety volumes are in print as of July 1996. When completed, RIPM will 
contain volumes in fifteen languages. The Center is also responsible for producing the 
monograph series Musical Life in Nineteenth-Century France (published by Pendragon 
Press) and the journal Periodica Musica. The Center can be reached at (301) 405-7780. 

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR): Director: Eric D. Wish. Established in 
1 990, CESAR is a research unit sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 
CESAR staff gather, analyze, and disseminate information on substance abuse issues, 
including crime, and monitor drug and crime indicators throughout Maryland. CESAR aids 
state and local governments in responding to the problem of substance abuse by informing 
policy makers, practitioners, and the public about substance abuse — its nature and extent, 
its prevention and treatment, and its relation to other problems. Faculty members from across 
campus are involved with CESAR-based research, creating a center in which substance 
abuse issues are analyzed from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Students obtain advanced 
technical training and hands-on experience through their involvement in original surveys, 
statistical analyses, and other research. For more information about CESAR, call the CESAR 
Librarian at 403-8329. 

Center for Superconductivity Research: Director: Richard L. Greene. The Center for 
Superconductivity Research directs interdisciplinary research in basic and applied 
superconductivity. The faculty members associated with the Center have appointments in 
the Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science departments. The 
Center's goals are: 1) to increase knowledge of the phenomena of superconductivity and of 
superconducting materials; 2) to train students needed for future superconducting 
technologies; and 3) to interact with industry in the development of superconducting 
applications. 

The Center emphasizes graduate programs and research although undergraduate 
participation is encouraged. The active research program of the faculty, research associates, 
students and visiting scientists is recognized worldwide and serves as a focus for the latest 
information on the science and technology of superconductivity. Phone: 405-6129. 

Survey Research Center: Director: Dr. Stanley Presser. The Survey Research Center was 
created in 1980 as a research facility within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 
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purposes. The Center provides assistance to researchers in sample design, questionnaire 
construction, telephone and mail data collection, and data entry and coding of questionnaires. 

The Center provides both technical training and practical experience to students. It also 
has a strong community service mission. The Center provides technical assistance on survey 
design to units of state and local government, and it conducts surveys on a contract or grant 
basis for these government units. Twice a year, the Center conducts the Maryland Poll, a 
statewide survey on both scholarly and public policy issues. 

Transportation Studies Center: Director: Dr. Everett C. Carter (UMCP). Housed in the 
College of Engineering, the Center acts as a catalyst to foster research, development, and 
interdisciplinary studies in transportation. With the input from other departments of College 
Park and other campuses, the Center also provides the means for investigators from different 
disciplines to work together on a wide range of transportation-related problems. The Center's 
objectives are: to identify potential research projects by establishing a dialogue and rapport 
with sponsoring agencies and offices; to provide coordination between the various 
disciplines engaged in or having the potential to engage in transportation research and 
between potential research sponsors and University researchers; to facilitate cooperation for 
joint undertakings between the University of Maryland and other universities and industry; 
to promote and, where appropriate, to supervise specific educational programs of an 
interdisciplinary nature. 

Among the areas identified for interest and research potential are transportation systems 
management, transportation planning, public policy, public utilities, systems analysis, mass 
transit systems, conservation of energy, terminal location, bridge and pavement design, 
traffic flow coordination, traffic safety and efficiency, transportation economics, air 
transportation, air pollution, noise control, highway design, environmental considerations, 
and air, rail, water, and highway alternatives. 

Center for Urban Special Education: Directors: Dr. Philip J. Burke and Dr. Margaret 
McLaughlin. The Center was established through formal agreement and is a school/ 
university partnership between the Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth 
and the Baltimore City Public Schools. The Center's purpose is to foster collaborative 
planning, research, and professional development between the university and the BCPS 
schools, as well as to address the critical problems of urban disadvantaged children and 
youth who are also disabled. These students frequently require comprehensive, multiple 
agency services. Problems related to providing such services include developing more 
flexible policies for urban settings, demonstrating and documenting instructional practices 
that are effective with urban disadvantaged and disabled students, and maintaining an 
adequate supply of well qualified personnel. The Center addresses these problems by 
providing a forum for dialogue, a program of leadership development including specific 
degree programs, and the establishment of research and development projects that are 
designed to promote the long range goals of the city's schools. 

Water Resources Research Center: Director: Dr. George R. Helz. The Water Resources 
Research Center sponsors and coordinates research on all aspects of water supply, demand, 
distribution, utilization, quality enhancement or degradation, and allocation or management. 
The Center joins University researchers and educators with water resource user groups, such 
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both basic and applied water resources problems. The Center sponsors research proposals 
that address water problems within the state and region and uses advisory committees to 
determine water resources problems that confront management, regulatory and health 
agencies and/or citizens of the state. The Center also brings together the technical expertise, 
financial resources and Other contributions necessary to help solve existing water resources 
problems and to generate basic scientific information that may contribute to solutions of 
future problems or may prevent development of new water resource problems. The Center's 
funds are derived from the Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, under PL 
98-242, and from substantial University contributions in faculty time and other expenses. 
Funds are made available for research projects on a competitive basis. The Center also trains 
graduate and undergraduate students in water resources and the transfer of existing water 
resources knowledge to user groups. 

Center for Young Children: Director: Dr. Francine Favretto. The Center for Young 
Children is under the direction of the Institute for Child Study in the Department of Human 
Development. It serves as a model of developmentally appropriate early childhood education 
and offers full-day, ten month programs for children three, four, and five years old whose 
parents are affiliated with the University. An optional summer program is available. The 
Center is a research center and a teacher training site for the College of Education. Located 
off Stadium Drive in the Denton Complex, the Center has six classrooms and two research 
rooms that may be scheduled by faculty and graduate students. Call 405-3168 for more 
information. 

Institutes 

Institute for Advanced Computer Studies: Director: Dr. Joseph Ja'Ja'. Since 1985, the 
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) has been the campus focal point for 
interdisciplinary research activities in computing. The Institute has approximately 50 rotating 
faculty representing the departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, 
Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Business and Management, 
Philosophy, and Geography. UMIACS operates a Parallel Processing Laboratory which 
includes a 32 processor CM-5 Supercomputer, a 16-node SP2, and 40 alpha-processor cluster. 
UMIACS annually publishes more than 100 Technical Reports and sponsors short courses, 
lecture series, workshops, and conferences. For more information, contact (301) 405-6722. 

Institute for Child Study: Director: Robert C. Hardy. Founded in 1947, the Institute for 
Child Study is affiliated with the Department of Human Development, which offers graduate 
programs leading to the Master of Education, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy and 
Doctor of Education degrees and the Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate in Human 
Development. These programs have an educational psychology focus and provide a 
multidisciplinary approach to development across the life span. The Institute collects, 
interprets and synthesizes the scientific findings in various fields that are concerned with 
human growth, development, learning and behavior. Institute research is concerned 
primarily with social and cognitive aspects of development. The Institute provides extensive 
off-campus services to communicate current scientific findings in human development to 
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Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies (CICS): Director: Dr. Robert G. Ellingson. One 
of nine such centers established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA), the Institute fosters collaborative research between NOAA and the University in 
studies on radiation budget parameter estimation from space, climate diagnostics, modeling 
and prediction. The radiation budget estimation research is concerned with understanding 
and estimating the exchange of electromagnetic radiation within the global system, the major 
physical process driving its climate. The diagnosis and prediction studies are concerned with 
improving the understanding and prediction of climate anomalies on seasonal and monthly 
time scales. Technical advice is available on these and related atmospheric problems. Please 
call Dr. Ellingson at (301) 405-5386 for further information. 

Institute for Governmental Service: Director: Dr. Barbara Hawk. The Institute provides 
information, consulting, research and technical assistance services to county, municipal 
governments and state agencies in Maryland. Assistance is provided in such areas as program 
evaluation, survey research, preparation of charters and codes of ordinances, budgeting and 
financial management, information systems and related local, state or intergovernmental 
management activities. The Institute analyzes and shares with governmental officials 
information concerning professional developments and opportunities for new or improved 
programs and activities. 

Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy: Director: Dr. William Galston The Institute 
for Philosophy and Public Policy conducts an interdisciplinary program of research and 
curriculum development, and it investigates the structure of arguments and the nature of 
values relevant to the formation, justification, and criticism of public policy. Most research 
efforts are chosen from topics expected to be a focus of public policy debate during the next 
decade. They are coordinated by Institute research staff and conducted cooperatively by 
working groups composed of philosophers, policy makers, analysts, and other experts from 
within and without the government. This diversity permits comprehensive examination of 
the major aspects of the complex issues investigated. Current research areas include: 
regulatory policy, environmental ethics, the nature of ecology, the rationality of attitudes 
toward risk, equality of opportunity, the ethics of legal negotiation, and the mass media and 
democratic values. Research products are made available through commercial publication, 
distribution of model courses, a quarterly newsletter, working papers, and workshops. 

The Institute's curriculum development seeks to bring philosophical issues before future 
policy makers and citizens. Courses dealing with contemporary normative issues in the 
national and international arenas are offered through the School of Law, School of Public 
Affairs, and various undergraduate programs. Courses that have been offered include: 
Hunger and Affluence, Philosophical Issues in Public Policy; Human Rights and Foreign 
Policy; Ethics and Energy Policy; The Endangered Species Problem; Risk and Consent; 
Ethics and the New International Order; The Morality of Forced Military Service; Theory 
of Regulatory Policy; Ethics and National Security; and Environmental Ethics. The Institute 
operates within the School of Public Affairs. Contact the Center at (301) 405-4753. 

Institute for Physical Science and Technology: Director: James A. Yorke. The Institute 
for Physical Science and Technology is a center for interdisciplinary research in pure and 
applied science problems that lie between those areas served by the academic departments. 
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classroom instruction. Current research topics include a variety of problems in applied 
mathematics, statistical physics, optical physics, fluid mechanics, physics of condensed 
matter, space science, upper atmospheric physics, engineering physics and biomathematics. 
Other areas of interest are remote sensing, the effect of ionizing radiation on chemical 
systems, and the history of science and technology. 

Courses and thesis research guidance by the faculty of the Institute are provided through 
the graduate programs in the academic departments of the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The Institute sponsors a wide variety of seminars. Of 
principal interest are general seminars in statistical physics, applied mathematics, fluid 
d\ namics and in atomic and molecular physics. Information about these can be obtained by 
writing the Director or by calling (301) 405-4875. 

Institute for Plasma Research: Director: Dr. Victor Granatstein. The University of 
Maryland's Institute for Plasma Research is internationally recognized for its outstanding 
contributions in both basic and applied plasma physics. Laboratory members include 
28 teaching faculty spanning five different departments as well as 30 research faculty, 
20 visiting scientists and 40 graduate students. Research activity is centered in the new 
University of Maryland Energy Research Building, which houses experimental and computer 
facilities as well as a research library. Major ongoing experiments include laser induced 
florescent for diagnosing magnetic fusion plasmas, intense relativistic electron beams, 
gyrotron amplifiers for driving linear supercolliders, a low emittance electron beam transport 
experiment, and ion beam fabrication of microcircuits. Diagnostic equipment includes high 
power lasers and spectrographics apparatus covering the electromagnetic spectrum from 
x-rays to microwaves. Computational facilities include access to the CRAY II and III 
computers at the Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center as well as a large number of 
in-house personal computers and work stations. 

Institute for Research in Higher and Adult Education: Director: Robert O. Berdahl. The 
Institute's primary focus is to encourage and support the study of public policy issues 
concerning the relations between institutions of higher and adult education and their state 
and federal governments. The Institute concentrates on state level problems, including: 
1) legislative performance audits of higher education; 2) evaluation of statewide boards of 
higher education; 3) interactions among statewide boards, accrediting agencies and 
universities; 4) fundraising and research development; and 5) inter-institutional cooperation. 
The Institute's location in College Park, next to the nation's capital, also facilitates 
monitoring and researching federal policies in postsecondary education. 

Most of the Institute's faculty members are from the Department of Education Policy, 
Planning and Administration; however, interaction with students and faculty from other 
relevant areas is strongly encouraged. Contact the Institute at (301) 405-3577. 

Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth: Director: Philip J. Burke. 
Housed in the Department of Special Education in the College of Education, the Institute is 
a problem-centered organization engaged in innovation, research and evaluation related to 
major issues affecting the lives of exceptional individuals, including the gifted and talented 
as well as the handicapped. The Institute has five interlocking task areas: policy studies, 
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The Institute also administers research and demonstration programs in the areas of public 
policy urban special education, technology and international studies. In addition, it serves 
as a center for technical assistance to local schools and agencies with respect to needs of 
handicapped children and youth. The Institute focuses its resources on key issues, problems 
and research areas that will maintain a strong and independent voice in matters relating to 
exceptional children and youth. 

Institute for Systems Research: Director: Steven I. Marcus. The Institute for Systems 
Research (ISR) at the University of Maryland promotes a unique approach to fundamental 
systems engineering research and education by emphasizing cross-disciplinary activities in 
close collaboration with industry. Established in 1985 as one of the six original National 
Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, the ISR fosters basic study in the 
applications of advanced computer technology in the engineering design of high 
performance, complex automatic control and communications systems. Three colleges at 
the University of Maryland are involved in the Institute: College of Engineering, College 
of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and College of Business and 
Management. The Institute's research activities are built around three interrelated focus 
application areas: Intelligent Control, Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications, 
and Systems Integration Methodology. Since 1988, over 220 M.S. and 157 Ph.D. degrees 
have been awarded to students working in the ISR. 

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI): Director: Steven T Edwards. The Maryland 
Fire and Rescue Institute provides the comprehensive training and education system for the 
state's approximately 38,000 volunteer and career fire, rescue, and emergency medical 
personnel and is recognized nationally as a leader in the field. The Institute plans, researches, 
develops, and delivers quality programs to enhance the ability of emergency services 
providers to protect life, the environment, and property. The educational opportunities are 
offered through seven regional training facilities located throughout the state, with the main 
offices at the University of Maryland at College Park. 

The Institute is one of the major public service branches for UMCP, providing an extension- 
based education and training program to the career, volunteer, and industrial services. In 
past years, the program provided quality instruction in a non-degree, non-credit format. The 
Institute also conducts applied and product research in the field of emergency services. In 
1993, MFRI adopted a plan to update its curricula. The success of this endeavor was 
validated in 1995 when the American Council on Education (ACE) Program on 
Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI) recognized 15 MFRI courses for college 
equivalent credit at the Associate and Bachelor's degree levels. In 1995, MFRI provided 
1,114 courses in which 21,072 students participated. For more information, please contact: 
(301)220-7240. 

Offices 

Office of Executive Programs: For over a decade, the Maryland Business School's Office 
of Executive Programs (OEP) has provided custom-designed programs to top-level 
executives from the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. These programs sharpen 
executives' skills in problem analysis, decision-making, and resource allocation, OEP's 
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and other. For further information contact: Dr. Pat Stocker, Associate Dean and Director of 
Executive Programs, Maryland Business School, (301) 405-2158. 

Laboratories 

Laboratory for Coastal Research: Director: Stephen Leatherman. The Lahoratory for 
Coastal Research was established to create a focus for the advancement of research and other 
scholarly activities about processes and structures of coastal environments worldwide, and 
Maryland's coasts in particular. The principal focus of and unifying factor for the Laboratory 
affiliates is physical process research and related environment/socio-economic implications. 
In addition to theoretical and conceptual considerations, practical problems are also 
addressed. Recent work within the Laboratory has focused upon erosion zone mapping, 
particularly in connection with the National Flood Insurance Program; the impacts of 
accelerated sea-level rise, both domestically and internationally; past and future relative 
sea-level rise projections; beach profile dynamics; and island loss in the Chesapeake Bay. 
(301)405-4074. 

Laboratory for Global Remote Sensing Studies: Director: Stephen Prince. The 
Laboratory for Global Remote Sensing Studies is a research facility in the Department of 
Geography which is directed toward geographic research in regional, continental and global 
scale assessments of earth phenomena. Data sources include observations from 
earth-orbiting satellites such as the NOAA meteorological observatories, the NASA 
experimental Nimbus series, Landsat and SPOT. Current research focuses on 
spatio-temporal dynamics of terrestrial vegetation, its role in energy-mass exchange by the 
earth and the influence of human activities on the biospheric dynamics and on large area 
vegetation monitoring. This research is conducted with the support of grant funds from the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture and other funding agencies. Six department faculty members, 
four research associates and ten graduate research assistants currently participate in the 
laboratory. 

The laboratory facilities are contained in over 2,000 sq. ft. of space within the Geography 
Department in LeFrak Hall, College Park campus. The space is dedicated to computer-based 
image processing and analysis, geographic information systems and automated cartography. 
Hardware includes various Unix-based workstations from Hewlett-Packard and Sun, 
networked for integration, as well as IBM and Apple Macintosh personal computers. An 
extensive range of software packages operate on these facilities including PCI Inc., image 
analysis and ESRI Arc-Info GIS packages. A variety of input and output devices for handling 
digital data, maps, images and other graphics are connected to the computer facilities. Field 
equipment including spectrometers, cameras and micrometeorological instruments is 
available. Additional laboratory facilities are available within the Department for 
biogeochemical and physical analyses as well as cartographic drafting and reproduction. 

Minority Health Research Laboratory (MHRL): Acting Director: Dr. Linda Jackson. The 
Minority Health Research Laboratory was established in July 1986 within the Department 
of Health Education, and is charged to conduct research on health needs of minority 
populations that can best be served through comprehensive education. The MHRL is 
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on Black and Minority Health. The MHRL is dedicated to: 1) Providing undergraduate and 
graduate educational opportunities for a new generation of health educators skilled in reaching 
the poorly served, under-served, and never-served segments of our society. 2) Monitoring, 
identifying, and documenting excess death and associated risk factors for minority 
populations. 3) Providing in-service training for health professionals, elected officials, and 
human service providers about the health education needs of selected minority populations. 

4) Monitoring legislation that may impact on the health status of minority populations. 

5) Providing technical assistance to national, state, and community-based organizations on 
program planning, management, implementation, and research and evaluation for health 
education and prevention programs. Students interested in working to achieve these goals 
through service, independent studies, course work, or degree programs should contact the 
Director at 301-405-2530. 

Consortia 

The University of Maryland is a member of a number of national and local consortia 
concerned with advanced education and research. They offer a variety of opportunities for 
senior scholar and graduate student research. 

A*DEC is a non-profit distance education consortium owned and operated by 50 state 
universities and land grant colleges. A*DEC partners with government agencies and private 
sector organizations through affiliate agreements to provide high quality and economical 
distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information 
technologies. Primary emphasis is on programs relating to food and agriculture; environment 
and natural resources; nutrition and health; community/economic development; children, 
youth, and families; and distance education technology. For more information and a listing 
of programs or courses available via A*DEC, contact the Office of Distance Education, 
Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at 
301-405-4581. 

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc. (ORAU) is a consortium of colleges and 
universities and a management and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy 
(DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help 
their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; 
to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research 
appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members. 

Students can participate in programs through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and 
Education covering a wide variety of disciplines. Many of these programs are especially 
designed to increase the numbers of under represented minority students pursuing degrees 
in science and engineering related disciplines. ORAU's Member Services office seeks 
opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU's members, private industry, and 
major federal facilities. Other activities include faculty development programs and various 
services to chief research officers. For more information about ORAU, contact the office 
of Dean Ilene H. Nagel or call Monnie E. Champion, ORAU Corporate Secretary, at 
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), was created to serve as a focal 
point of a vigorous and expanding national research effort in the atmospheric sciences. NCAR 
is operated under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation hy the University 
Corporation For Atmospheric Research (UCAR), made up of 48 U.S. and Canadian 
universities with doctoral programs in the atmospheric sciences or related fields. The 
scientific staff includes meteorologists, astronomers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, 
and representatives of other disciplines. Over the years, UMCP Meteorology department, 
faculty, and staff memhers have had an active collaboration with NCAR colleagues and have 
made use of NCAR facilities. The Meteorology Department maintains a mini-computer that 
allows access to NCAR's CRAY 1 computer. 

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA), a group of 52 universities engaged in high 
energy research, is the sponsoring organization for the Fermi National Accelerator 
Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The accelerator, located near Batavia, 
Illinois, is the world's highest-energy proton accelerator. University of Maryland faculty and 
graduate students have been involved in experiments at Fermilab since its inception. 

The Inter-University Communications Council (EDUCOM) provides a forum for the 
appraisal of the current state of the art in communications science and technology and its 
relation to the planning and programs of colleges and universities. The council particularly 
fosters inter-university cooperation in the area of communications science. 

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) was designed to promote 
cooperation between universities, research organizations and the government in the 
development of space science and technology, and in the operation of laboratories and 
facilities for research, development and education in these fields. USRA currently has four 
active research programs. They focus on low gravity cloud physics, computer applications 
in science and engineering, lunar science and materials processing in space. 

The University of Maryland is a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political 

and Social Research (ICPSR). One purpose of the Consortium is to facilitate collection and 
distribution of useful data for social science research. The data include survey data from the 
University of Michigan Center for political Studies and from studies conducted by other 
organizations or by individuals, census data for the United States, election data, legislative 
roll calls, judicial decision results and biographical data. 

The University of Maryland jointly participates in the Chesapeake Research Consortium, 

Inc., a wide scale environmental research program, with the Johns Hopkins University, the 
Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Institution. The Consortium 
coordinates and integrates research on the Chesapeake Bay region and is compiling a vast 
amount of scientific data to assist in the management and control of the area. Each 
participating institution calls on faculty expertise in a diversity of disciplines including 
biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, geology, and the social and behavioral sciences. 
Through this interdisciplinary research program a computerized Management Resource 
Bank is being developed containing a biological inventory of the Chesapeake Bay region, 
a legal survey and socioeconomic data of the surrounding communities. The Consortium 
provides research opportunities for faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate 
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Officially chartered in 1969, the Sea Grant Association (SGA) is a growing organization 
concerned with the development and wise use of ocean and Great Lakes resources. 
Composed of the nation's major colleges, universities and institutions with ocean programs, 
the Association works for the betterment of the management and utilization of marine 
resources. Maryland's research and education program is greatly involved with estuarine 
processes and commercial fisheries, especially oysters, in the Chesapeake Bay. Other 
important research efforts such as the joint cholera program with Florida, Louisiana and 
Oregon, represent strong national efforts. 

The University of Maryland was awarded its first institutional Sea Grant funding by the 
Department of Commerce for the calendar year 1977. Although 46 universities, colleges and 
non-profit organizations hold either regular or associate memberships in SGA, Maryland is 
one of only about 20 who have comprehensive institutional programs and who are eligible 
to become Sea Grant Colleges. 

The goal of the Consortium on Human Relationships in Education is to involve all 
interested agencies in the State of Maryland in the identification, development and utilization 
of human resources for the purpose of improving human relationships in education. The 
consortium provides training activities for educational personnel, promotes the sharing of 
expertise among education professionals, disseminates information as to activities, 
personnel and materials concerning human relationships, and promotes cooperative 
relationships among the agencies involved. 

Established in 1965, the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), is a national 
consortium with approximately 80 members. UCOWR was created to provide a forum for 
interchange of information pertaining to water resources research in academic communities. 
Member institutions also exchange information on special conferences, seminars, symposia 
and graduate study opportunities. 

The University of Maryland is an associate member of the University-National 
Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) established to improve coordinated use of 
federally supported oceanographic facilities, bringing together the Community of Academic 
Oceanographic Institutions that operate those facilities, and creating a mechanism for such 
coordinated utilization of and planning for oceanographic facilities. As an associate member, 
the University of Maryland operates research programs in the marine sciences and operates 
the University of Maryland Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies. 

Chartered in 1981-1982 with the University of Maryland among its founding members, the 
Potomac River Basin Consortium comprises 20 or so academic, governmental and private 
sector institutions whose intent is to expand scholarly and popular interest and involvement 
with the many natural, cultural and historical dimensions of the Potomac Valley basin and 
its subregions and the Chesapeake Bay. Consortium interests range from agriculture, 
anthropology and engineering to historic preservation, environment, geography, history, 
public policy and urban studies. Consortium activities, which are intermural and 
interdisciplinary, are aimed at enhancing opportunities for collaborative studies of the region 
in academic curricula, student exchange, internships, workshops, seminars and a publication 
program of academic studies and papers. 



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The University of Maryland is one of the charter members of The Southeastern 
Universities Research Association (SURA), a consortium of 35 institutions of higher 
learning formed in 1980 for the purpose of managing large cooperative projects in science, 
engineering, and medicine. SURA proposed and constructed the Thomas Jefferson National 
Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia, which is supported by the US Department 
of Energy and remains the premier nuclear physics research facility in the U.S. SURA has 
undertaken a secondary project to develop a free-electron laser using the continuous electron 
beam. UM faculty in the Department of Physics have provided leadership of SURA are 
engaged in its nuclear physics research program and its accelerator physics developments. 
SURA sponsors fellowships for Ph.D. students in related disciplines. 

The purpose of the South-East Consortium for International Development (SECID) is 
to respond to the economic and social needs of limited resource peoples and less developed 
countries. Memberships in the organization is open to universities, research institutions and 
other organizations with capabilities related to rural and urban development and technology 
transfer. The University of Maryland is a charter member and has participated in several 
SECID technical assistance contracts including ones in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, 
Guyana, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal and Mali. 

UMCP is also a member of the Consortium for International Earth Science 

Information Network (CIESIN), a nonprofit membership corporation with members from 
leading universities and non-government research organizations. CIESIN is dedicated to 
furthering the interdisciplinary study of global environmental change and specializes in the 
access and integration of physical, natural, and socioeconomic information across agency 
missions and scientific disciplines. To carry out its mission, CIESIN is building an 
organizational and technical infrastructure that will serve research scientists, policy analysts, 
educators, the general public. The Information Cooperative — a distributed archive that 
allows user communities to catalog and share data and information electronically among 
major international data and resource centers. For more information on CIESIN, visit their 
web site at http://www.ciesin.org or contact Dean Paul Mazzocchi, the university 
representative to CIESIN. 

Incorporated in 1963, the Organization for Tropical Studies, Inc. (OTS) is a growing 
consortium of 43 academic institutions, manages an annual budget of more than $2.5 million, 
owns one of the most well-equipped and best staffed tropical research stations in the world, 
and offers graduate courses in field ecology and agro-ecology. It is supported largely by 
major grants from NSF, several private foundations and member institutions. University of 
Maryland was elected to membership in 1985; local OTS representatives are Douglas Gill, 
Zoology and Barbara Thorne, Entomology. 

OTS is a leader in education and research in tropical biology. Its principal course is "The 
Fundamentals Course in Tropical Biology: an Ecological Approach." Offered twice a year 
in English, this 8-week course is taught in Costa Rica by a team of two dozen expert faculty. 
Twenty superior graduate students are chosen competitively from member universities in 
Northern and Latin America. Research opportunities offered by OTS include field stations 
and research fellowships for graduate students. OTS manages three research stations in 
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The Laboratory for Millimeter-Wave Astronomy is the Maryland part of a 
three-university consortium known as the Berkeley-Ulinois-Maryland Array (BIMA). The 
other two members of the consortium are the University of California at Berkeley and the 
University of Illinois; The consortium operates a nine-element millimeter-wave radio 
telescope at Hat Creek in Northern California and undertakes astronomical observations with 
the array. Five faculty members, four postdoctoral fellows, two programmers and several 
graduate students are affiliated with the lab, which is headed by Stuart Vogel and is a 
semi-autonomous unit within the Astronomy Department. 

BIMA can be remotely operated from the Maryland campus, and data are automatically 
transferred to the campus once a day. The major scientific interests of the members of the 
array are the Sun, planetary radio astronomy, the interstellar medium, star formation, normal 
galaxies and active galactic nuclei. Currently, the main thrust of the development effort at 
Maryland is in software design and in expanding the array to longer baselines. 



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Part 3: Course Listings 
AASP — Afro-American Studies 

AASP 400 Directed Readings in Afro- American 
Studies (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 100 or AASP 202. The readings 
will be directed by the faculty of Afro- American 
Studies. Topics to be covered will be chosen to meet 
the needs and interests of individual students. 

AASP 402 Classic Readings in Afro-American 
Studies (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 100 or AASP 202. Classic read- 
ings of the social, economic and political status of 
blacks and other minorities in the United States and 
the Americas. 

AASP 410 Contemporary African Ideologies (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 200 or permission of department. 
Analysis of contemporary African ideologies. Empha- 
sis on philosophies of Nyerere, Nkrumah, Senghor, 
Sekou Toure, Kaunda, Cabral, et al. Discussion of the 
role of African ideologies on modernization and social 
change. 

AASP 411 Black Resistance Movements (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 100. A comparative study of the 
black resistance movements in Africa and America; 
analysis of their interrelationships as well as their 
impact on contemporary pan-Africanism. 

AASP 441 Science, Technology, and the Black 
Community (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 100 or AASP 202 or HIST 255 or 
permission of department. Scientific knowledge and 
skills in solving technological and social problems, 
particularly those faced by the black community. 
Examines the evolution and development of African 
and Afro-American contributions to science. Surveys 
the impact of technological changes on minority 
communities. 

AASP 443 Blacks and the Law (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 100 or AASP 202 or HIST 255 or 
permission of department. The relationship between 
black Americans and the law, particularly criminal 
law, criminal institutions and the criminal justice sys- 
tem. Examines historical changes in the legal status of 
blacks and changes in the causes of racial disparities 
in criminal involvement and punishments. 

AASP 468 Special Topics in Africa and the 
Americas (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Cultural, his- 
torical and artistic dimensions of the African experi- 
ence in Africa and the Americas. 



AASP 478 Humanities Topics in Afro-American 
Studies (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Advanced 
studies in the humanities, often requiring prerequi- 
sites, focusing on the literary, artistic and philosophi- 
cal contributions of Africans and African-Americans. 

AASP 497 Policy Seminar in Afro-American 
Studies (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 301 or permission of department. 
Application of public policy analysis to important 
social problems and policy issues affecting black 
Americans. Policy research and analysis procedures 
through an in-depth study of a critical, national black 
policy issue. 

AASP 498 Special Topics in Black Culture (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 100 or AASP 202. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Advanced study of the cul- 
tural and historical antecedents of contemporary 
African and Afro- American society. Emphasis on the 
social, political, economic and behavioral factors 
affecting blacks and their communities. Topics vary. 

AASP 499 Advanced Topics in Public Policy and 
the Black Community (3) 

Prerequisite: AASP 301 or permission of department. 
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Examination 
of specific areas of policy development and evalua- 
tion in black and other communities. Application of 
advanced tools of policy analysis, especially quantita- 
tive, statistical and micro-economic analysis. 

AGRI — Agriculture 

AGRI 400 International Agricultural Extension 
and Development (3) 

Formerly AEED 400. Examination of the social and 
ethical issues that shape extension's role in the agri- 
culture sector of countries worldwide and that deter- 
mine its contribution to international development. 
Review of a wide range of literature from scholars, 
governments, and international organizations. 

AGRI 450 Human Resources Development in 
Agriculture (3) 

Three hours of lecture and one hour of 
discussion/recitation per week. Junior standing. 
Human resources development in the agriculture sec- 
tor highlights policy, institutional, and programmatic 
determinations to advance work force capability in 
countries worldwide. Focus on developing countries, 
their problems, needs, and the challenge ahead. 

AGRI 464 Rural Life in Modern Society (3) 

Formerly AEED 464. The historical and current 
nature of rural and agricultural areas and communities 



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in the complex structure and culture of U.S. society. 
Basic structural, cultural, and functional concepts for 
analyses and contrasts of societies and the organiza- 
tions and social systems within them. 

AGRI 466 Rural Poverty in an Affluent Society (3) 

Formerly AEED 466. Factors giving rise to conditions 
of rural poverty. Problems faced by the rural poor. 
Programs designed to alleviate rural poverty. 

AGRI 488 Critique in Rural Education (1) 

Formerly AEED 488. Current problems and trends in 
rural education. 

AGRI 489 Field Experience (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
4 credits. Formerly AEED 489. Credit according to 
time scheduled and organization of the course. A lec- 
ture series organized to study in depth a selected 
phase of agriculture not normally associated with one 
of the existing programs. 

AGRI 499 Special Problems (1-3) 

AGRI 606 Program Planning and Evaluation in 
Agricultural Education (2-3) 
Formerly AEED 606. Second semester. Analysis of 
community agricultural education needs, selection and 
organization of course content, criteria and procedures 
for evaluating programs. 

AGRI 626 Program Development in Adult and 
Continuing Education (3) 

Formerly AEED 626. Concepts in program planning 
and development. Study and analysis of program 
design and implementation in adult and continuing 
education. 

AGRI 627 Program Evaluation in Adult and 
Continuing Education (3) 

Prerequisite: AGRI 626 or permission of department. 
Formerly AEED 627. An analysis of program evalua- 
tion concepts as they relate specifically to adult con- 
tinuing education. Program evaluation concepts, 
issues and problems with emphasis on the use of eval- 
uation procedures. 

AGRI 630 Teaching-Learning in Adult and 
Continuing Education (3) 

Formerly AEED 630. The teaching/learning process in 
adult continuing education. Instructional techniques 
and methodologies appropriate for adults. The cur- 
riculum development process. Issues and priorities in 
adult continuing education. 

AGRI 632 International Extension/Adult 
Education (3) 

Formerly AEED 632. The state of extension/adult 
education in other countries. The social context of 
extension/adult education in selected countries. Analy- 



sis of existing extension/adult education programs and 
the contributions of these systems to the field. 

AGRI 661 Rural Community Analysis (3) 

Formerly AEED 661. Communities as social systems 
composed of organizations which interact in a system 
of cultural institutions, norms, and values. Functional 
and structural linkages between organizations within 
as well as outside the community; rural vs. urban sim- 
ilarities and differences; and the role of the social 
processes such as competition, cooperation and con- 
flict in the context of community power and leader- 
ship structure. 

AGRI 691 Research Methods in Adult and 
Continuing Education (3) 

Formerly AEED 691. The scientific method, problem 
identification, survey of research literature, preparing 
research plans, design of studies, experimentation, 
analysis of data and thesis writing. 

AGRI 699 Special Problems (1-3) 
Formerly AEED 699. 

AGRI 789 Special Topics (1-3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly 

AEED 789. 

AGRI 798 Seminar in Rural Education (1-3) 
Repeatable to 8 credits. Formerly AEED 798. Prob- 
lems in the organization, administration, and supervi- 
sion of the several agencies of rural and/or vocational 
education. 

AGRI 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 
Formerly AEED 799. 

AGRI 888 Apprenticeship in Education (1-8) 
Prerequisites: experience, a master 's degree, and at 
least six semester hours in education at the University 
of Maryland. Formerly AEED 888. Apprenticeships in 
the major area of study are available to selected stu- 
dents whose application for an apprenticeship has 
been approved by the education faculty. Each appren- 
tice is assigned to work for at least a semester full- 
time or the equivalent with an appropriate agency. 
The sponsor of the apprentice maintains a close work- 
ing relationship with the apprentice and the other per- 
sons involved. 

AGRI 889 Internship in Education (3-8) 
Formerly AEED 889. Internships in the major area of 
study for experienced students who are assigned to an 
appropriate school system, educational institution, or 
agency in a situation different than that in which the 
student is regularly employed. 

AGRI 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 
Formerly AEED 899. 



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AGRO — Agronomy 

AGRO 401 Pest Management Strategies for 
Turfgrass (3) 

Prerequisite: AGRO 305. Interdisciplinary view of 
weed, disease, and insect management from an agron- 
omy perspective. Plant responses to pest invasion, 
diagnosis of pest-related disorders, and principles of 
weed, disease and insect suppression through cultural, 
biological and chemical means are discussed. 

AGRO 402 Sports 1\irf Management (3) 

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: AGRO 305 and AGRO 401. 
Sports turf management, including design, construc- 
tion, soil modification, soil cultural techniques, pesti- 
cide use, fertilization, and specialized equipment. 

AGRO 403 Crop Breeding (3) 

Prerequisite: PBIO 405 or ZOOL 213. Principles and 
methods of breeding annual self and cross-pollinated 
plant and perennial forage species. 

AGRO 406 Forage Crops (3) 

Prerequisite: BIOL 105. Recommended: BIOL 106. 
World grasslands and their influence on early civiliza- 
tions; current impact on human food supply; role of 
forages in soil conservation and a sustainable agricul- 
ture. Production and management requirements of 
major grass and legume species for silage and pasture 
for livestock feed. Cultivar development; certified 
seed production and distribution. 

AGRO 407 Cereal and Oil Crops (3) 

Pre- or corequisites: BIOL 105 and AGRO 101. A 
study of principles of production for corn, small 
grains, rice, millets, sorghums, and soybeans and 
other oil seed crops. A study of seed production, pro- 
cessing, distribution and federal and state seed control 
programs of corn, small grains and soybeans. 

AGRO 410 Commercial Turf Maintenance and 
Production (3) 

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: AGRO 305 or permission of 
department. Agronomic programs and practices used 
in hydroseeding, commercial lawn care, sod produc- 
tion and seed production. Current environmental, reg- 
ulatory and business management issues confronting 
the turfgrass industry. 

AGRO 411 Principles of Soil Fertility (3) 

Prerequisite: AGRO 202 or equivalent. Soil factors 
affecting plant growth and quality with emphasis on 
the bio-availability of mineral nutrients. The manage- 
ment of soil systems to enhance plant growth by 
means of crop rotations, microbial activities, and use 
of organic and inorganic amendments. 



AGRO 413 Soil and Water Conservation and 
Management (3) 

Prerequisite: AGRO 302. Importance and causes of 
soil erosion, methods of soil erosion control. Effects 
of conservation practices on soil physical properities 
and the plant root environment. Irrigation and 
drainage as related to water use and conservation. 

AGRO 414 Soil Morphology, Genesis and 
Classification (4) 

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: AGRO 302. Processes and fac- 
tors of soil genesis. Taxonomy of soils of the world by 
U.S. System. Soil morphological characteristics, com- 
position, classification, survey and field trips to exam- 
ine and describe soils. 

AGRO 415 Soil Survey and Land Use (3) 

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: AGRO 302. Evaluation of 
soils in the uses of land and the environmental impli- 
cations of soil utilization. Interpretation of soil infor- 
mation and soil surveys as applied to both agricultural 
and non-agricultural problems. Incorporation of soil 
data into legislation, environmental standards and land 
use plans. 

AGRO 417 Soil Physics (3) 

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisites: AGRO 302 and a course in 
physics; or permission of department. A study of 
physical properties of soils with special emphasis on 
relationship to soil productivity. 

AGRO 421 Soil Chemistry (4) 

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: AGRO 302. The chemistry 
and composition of mineral and organic colloids in 
soils, including ion exchange, oxidation-reduction, 
acidity, surface charge, and solution chemistry. Lec- 
tures and readings pertain to plant nutrition, waste dis- 
posal, and groundwater quality. 

AGRO 422 Soil Microbiology (3) 

Prerequisite: AGRO 302, CHEM 104 or permission of 
department. Relationship of soil microorganisms to 
the soils' physical and chemical properties. Nitrogen 
fixation, mycorrhizae-plant interactions and micro- 
bially mediated cycling. 

AGRO 423 Soil- Water Pollution (3) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 302 and CHEM 104 or permis- 
sion of department. Reaction and fate of pesticides, 
agricultural fertilizers, industrial and animal wastes in 
soil and water with emphasis on their relation to the 
environment. 



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AGRO 425 Terrestrial Bioremediation (3) 

Prerequisite: one course in biology and CHEM 103 
or permission of department. Biologically based 
methods for the remediation of contaminated soil. 
Bioremediation using bacteria, fungi and higher 
plants, of both organic and inorganic contaminants in 
soil will be addressed. 

AGRO 440 Crop, Soils, and Civilization (3) 

Role and importance of crop and soil resources in the 
development of human civilization. History of crop 
and soil use and management as they relate to the per- 
sistence of ancient and modern cultures. 

AGRO 441 Sustainable Agriculture (3) 

Environmental, social and economic needs for alterna- 
tives to the conventional, high-input farming systems 
which currently predominate in industrial countries. 
Strategies and practices that minimize the use of non- 
renewable resources. 

AGRO 444 Remote Sensing of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources (3) 

Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. 
Application of remote sensing technology to agricul- 
ture and natural resource inventory, monitoring and 
management and related environmental concerns. 

AGRO 451 Crop Culture and Development (3) 

Pre- or corequisite: PBIO 420. Application of basic 
plant physiology to crop production. Photosynthesis, 
respiration, mineral nutrition, water and temperature 
stress, and post-harvest physiology. 

AGRO 453 Weed Science (3) 

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. Weed identification, ecology, and control 
(cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical 
methods). 

AGRO 454 Air and Soil Pollution Effects on Crops 

(3) 

Effects of air pollutants such as ozone, sulfur dioxide, 

acid rain, etc., and soil pollutants such as toxic metals, 

pesticides, on the growth, productivity and quality of 

crops. 

AGRO 461 Hydric and Hydormorphic Soils (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: AGRO 414 or equivalent. The 
soils of wetlands, including hydrology, chemistry, 
genesis, and taxonomy. Understanding and application 
of Federal and regional guidelines to hydromorphic 
soils with emphasis on interpretations based on field 
observations. Saturday field trips. 

AGRO 483 Plant Breeding Laboratory (2) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 403 and permission of depart- 
ment. Current plant breeding research being conduct- 
ed at the University of Maryland and USDA at 



Beltsville. Discussion with plant breeders about polli- 
nation techniques, breeding methods, and program 
achievements and goals. Field trips to selected USDA 
laboratories. 

AGRO 499 Special Problems in Agronomy (1-3) 
Prerequisites: AGRO 302, AGRO 406, AGRO 407 or 
permission of department. A detailed study, including 
a written report of an important problem in agronomy. 

AGRO 601 Advanced Crop Breeding I (2) 

Prerequisite: AGRO 403 or equivalent. Genetic and 
cytogenetic theories as related to plant breeding 
including interspecific and intergeneric hybridization, 
polyploidy, and sterility mechanisms. 

AGRO 602 Advanced Crop Breeding II (2) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 601 and a graduate statistics 
course. Quantitative inheritance in plant breeding 
including genetic constitution of a population, contin- 
uous variation, estimation of genetic variances, het- 
erosis and inbreeding, heritability, and population 
movement. 

AGRO 608 Research Methods (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
4 credits. Development of research viewpoint by 
detailed study and report on crop and soil research of 
the Maryland Agriculture Experiment Station or 
review and discussion of literature on specific agricul- 
tural problems or new research techniques. 

AGRO 711 Advanced Plant-Soil Relationship (2) 

Prerequisite: AGRO 411. Integration of the biological, 
physical, and chemical aspects of plant growth in 
soils. 

AGRO 722 Advanced Soil Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 302 and permission of both 
department and instructor. A continuation of AGRO 
42 1 with emphasis on soil chemistry of minor ele- 
ments necessary for plant growth. 

AGRO 789 Advances in Agronomy Research (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
4 credits if content differs. A study of recent advances 
in agronomy research. 

AGRO 798 Agronomy Seminar (1) 

Total credit toward Master of Science degree, 2; 
toward Ph.D. degree, 6- Prerequisite: permission of 
both department and instructor. First and second 
semester. 

AGRO 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

AGRO 802 Breeding for Resistance to Plant Pests 

(3) 

Prerequisites: ENTM 252, BOTN 221, AGRO 403 or 

permission of department. Spring semester, alternate 



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years. Development of breeding techniques for select- 
ing and utilizing resistance to insects and diseases in 
crop plants and the effect of resistance on the interre- 
lationships of host and pest. 

AGRO 804 Design and Analysis of Crop Research 

(4) 

Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: BIOM 401. Also offered as 
BIOM 602. Field plot technique, application of statis- 
tical analysis to agronomic data, and preparation of 
the research project. 

AGRO 805 Advanced Crop Physiology (2) 

Prerequisites: BOTN 441 or BOTN 641; plus 
advanced training in plant sciences. Major emphasis 
will be on physiological processes affecting yield and 
productivity of major food fiber and industrial crops 
of the world. Topics such as photosynthesis, respira- 
tion, photorespiration, nitrogen metabolism will be 
related to crop growth as affected by management 
decisions. Topics of discussion will also include 
growth analysis and the use of computer modeling of 
crop growth by plant scientists. 

AGRO 806 Herbicide Chemistry and Physiology 

(2) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 453; and CHEM 104. The 
importance of chemical structure in relation to biolog- 
ically significant reactions will be emphasized in 
more than 10 different herbicide groups. Recent 
advances in herbicidal metabolism, translocation, and 
mode of action will be reviewed. Absorption, decom- 
position and movement in the soil will also be 
studied. 

AGRO 821 Advanced Methods of Soil 
Investigation (3) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 302; permission of both depart- 
ment and instructor. First semester, alternate years. An 
advanced study of the theory of the chemical methods 
of soil investigation with emphasis on problems 
involving application of physical chemistry. 

AGRO 831 Soil Mineralogy (4) 

Soil minerals, with emphasis on clay minerals, are 
studied from the viewpoint of soil genesis and physi- 
cal chemistry. Mineralogical analyses by x-ray and 
chemical techniques. 

AGRO 832 Advanced Soil Physics (3) 

Prerequisites: AGRO 417; and permission of both 
department and instructor. An advanced study of 
physical properties of soils. 

AGRO 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 



AMST — American Studies 

AMST 418 Cultural Themes in America (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Examination 
of structure and development of American culture 
through themes such as "growing up American," 
"culture and mental disorders," "race," "ethnicity," 
"regionalism," "landscape," "humor." 

AMST 428 American Cultural Eras (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Investigation 
of a decade, period, or generation as a case study in 
significant social change within an American context. 
Case studies include "Antebellum America, 1840- 
1860," "American culture in the Great Depression." 

AMST 429 Perspectives on Popular Culture (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics in 
popular culture studies, including the examination of 
particular genres, themes, and issues. 

AMST 432 Literature and American Society (3) 

Prerequisite: prior course in AMST, SOCY, American 
literature, or American history. Examination of the 
relationship between literature and society: including 
literature as cultural communication and the institu- 
tional framework governing its production, distribu- 
tion, conservation and evaluation. 

AMST 450 Seminar in American Studies (3) 

Prerequisite: nine hours prior coursework in Ameri- 
can Studies, including AMST 201 . Senior standing. 
For AMST majors only. Developments in theories and 
methods of American Studies scholarship, with 
emphasis upon interaction between the humanities 
and the social sciences in the process of cultural 
analysis and evaluation. 

AMST 601 Introductory Seminar in American 
Studies (3) 

AMST 602 Interdisciplinary Research Methods 
and Bibliographic Instruction (3) 

Advanced instruction interdisciplinary research strate- 
gies, bibliography, and the structure of systems of 
scholarly communication in the fields and subfields of 
American Studies. 

AMST 628 Seminar in American Studies (3) 

AMST 629 Seminar in American Studies (3) 

AMST 638 Orientation Seminar: Material Aspects 
of American Civilization (3) 

Class meets at the Smithsonian. 

AMST 639 Reading Course in Selected Aspects of 
American Civilization (3) 

Class meets at the Smithsonian. 



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AMST 698 Directed Readings in American Studies 

(3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. This course 
is designed to provide students with the opportunity to 
pursue independent, interdisciplinary research and 
reading in specific aspects of American culture under 
the supervision of a faculty member. 

AMST 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

AMST 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

ANSC — Animal Science 

The following courses may involve the use of 
animals. Students who are concerned about the use 
of animals in teaching have the responsibility to 
contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, 
to determine whether animals are to be used in the 
course, whether class exercises involving animals 
are to be used in the course, whether class 
exercises involving animals are optional or 
required and what alternatives, if any, are 
available. 

ANSC 401 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3) 
Prerequisite: CHEM 104 and ANSC 212. Recom- 
mended: BCHM 261. A study of the fundamental role 
of all nutrients in the body including their digestion, 
absorption and metabolism. Dietary requirements and 
nutritional deficiency syndromes of laboratory and 
farm animals and humans. 

ANSC 406 Environmental Physiology (3) 

Prerequisite: anatomy and physiology. The specific 
anatomical and physiological modifications employed 
by animals adapted to certain stressful environments 
will be considered. Particular emphasis will be placed 
on the problems of temperature regulation and water 
balance. Specific areas for consideration will include: 
animals in cold (including hibernation), animals in dry 
heat, diving animals and animals in high altitudes. 

ANSC 412 Introduction to Diseases of Animals (3) 

Two lectures and one laboratory period per week. Pre- 
requisite: M1CB 200 and BIOL 105. This course gives 
basic instruction in the nature of disease: including 
causation, immunity, methods of diagnosis, economic 
importance, public health aspects and prevention and 
control of the common diseases of sheep, cattle, 
swine, horses and poultry. 

ANSC 413 Laboratory Animal Management (3) 

A comprehensive course in care and management of 
laboratory animals. Emphasis will be placed on physi- 
ology, anatomy and special uses for the different 
species. Disease prevention and regulations for main- 
taining animal colonies will be covered. Field trips 
will be required. 



ANSC 415 Parasitic Diseases of Domestic Animals 

(3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: ANSC 412 or equivalent. A study 
of parasitic diseases resulting from protozoan and 
helminth infection and arthropod infestation. Empha- 
sis on parasites of veterinary importance: their identi- 
fication; life cycles, pathological effects and control 
by management. 

ANSC 420 Animal Production Systems (4) 

Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisites: ANSC 101, ANSC 220, and 
(ANSC 240 or ANSC 262). Formerly ANSC 423. 
Effects of management and economic decisions on 
animal production enterprises. Computer simulations 
of intensive and extensive production units. 

ANSC 430 Food Microbiology (2) 

Prerequisite: MICB 200 or equivalent. Also offered as 
NFSC 430. Credit will be granted for only one of the 
following: ANSC 430 or NFSC 430. A study of 
microorganisms of major importance to the food 
industry with emphasis on food-borne outbreaks, pub- 
lic health significance, bioprocessing of foods, disease 
control, and the microbial spoilage of foods. 

ANSC 434 Food Microbiology Laboratory (2) 

Four hours of laboratory per week. Pre- or corequi- 
site: ANSC 430 or NFSC 430. Also offered as NFSC 
434. Credit will be granted for only one of the follow- 
ing: ANSC 434 or NFSC 434. A study of techniques 
and procedures used in the microbiological examina- 
tion of foods. 

ANSC 443 Physiology and Biochemistry of 
Lactation (3) 

Prerequisite: ANSC 212 or equivalent; and BCHM 
261 or BCHM 461. The physiology and biochemistry 
of milk production in domestic animals, particularly 
cattle. Mammary gland development and maintenance 
from the embryo to the fully developed lactating 
gland. Abnormalities of the mammary gland. 

ANSC 446 Physiology of Mammalian 
Reproduction (3) 

Prerequisite: ZOOL 422 or ANSC 212. Anatomy and 
physiology of reproductive processes in domesticated 
and wild mammals. 

ANSC 447 Physiology of Mammalian 
Reproduction Laboratory (1) 

Three hours of laboratory per week. Pre- or corequi- 
site: ANSC 446. Animal handling, artificial insemina- 
tion procedures and analytical techniques useful in 
animal management and reproductive research. 



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ANSC 452 Avian Physiology (2) 

Two two-hour lecture/laboratory/demonstration peri- 
ods per week. Prerequisite: a basic course in animal 
anatomy or physiology. The digestive, immune, excre- 
tory, respiratory, muscle, circulatory, endocrine and 
nervous systems of avian species. Laboratory exercis- 
es include use of anesthetics, suturing techniques, use 
of a polygraph and instrumentation for analyzing 
blood, urine, liver, kidney and brain tissue. 

ANSC 453 Animal Welfare (3) 

Prerequisite: ANSC 101 or ZOOL 210 or permission 
of instructor. Ethical concerns pertinent to the use of 
animals in modem society. Historical and philosophi- 
cal aspects of human/animal interrelationships, animal 
intelligence and awareness, and the treatment of ani- 
mals in agriculture and scientific research will be 
considered. 

ANSC 455 Applied Animal Behavior (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisites: (ANSC 101 or BIOL 106) and 
BIOL 222. Principles of animal behavior applied to 
production systems in animal agriculture. 

ANSC 489 Current Topics in Animal Science (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Examination of current 
developments in the animal sciences. 

ANSC 603 Mineral Metabolism (3) 
Prerequisites: BCHM 461 and BCHM 462. The role 
of minerals in metabolism of animals and man. Topics 
to be covered include the role of minerals in energy 
metabolism, bone structure, electrolyte balance, and 
as catalysts. 

ANSC 604 Micronutrient Metabolism (3) 

Prerequisites: BCHM 461 and (ANSC 401 or NFSC 
440 or equivalent). Biochemical and molecular regu- 
lation of essential minerals and vitamins. Detailed dis- 
cussion of the mechanics of absorption, transport, 
storage and function of micronutrients in higher 
organisms. Topics covered include endocrine regula- 
tion of nutrient metabolism and homeostasis. 

ANSC 612 Energy Nutrition (3) 

One lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. 
Prerequisite: (ANSC 401 or NFSC 450, and BCHM 
461 } or permission of instructor. Advanced study of 
nutritional energetics in animals including humans, 
domestic animals and wildlife. Discussion of tech- 
niques used in energy metabolism research and factors 
affecting energy intake, absorption, utilization and 
deposition. Dietary guidelines and systems for 
describing energy requirements. 



ANSC 660 Poultry Literature (1-4) 
Readings on individual topics are assigned. Written 
reports required. Methods of analysis and presentation 
of scientific material are discussed. 

ANSC 661 Physiology of Reproduction (3) 

Reproductive endocrinology of vertebrate species 
with attention to function of the male and female 
reproductive systems, neuroendocrine regulation of 
reproduction and cellular mechanisms. 

ANSC 663 Advanced Nutrition Laboratory (3) 

One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: ANSC 401; and either BCHM 462 
or NFSC 670. Basic instrumentation and techniques 
desired for advanced nutritional research. The effect 
of various nutritional parameters upon intermediary 
metabolism, enzyme kinetics, endocrinology, and 
nutrient absorption in laboratory animals. 

ANSC 677 Advanced Animal Adaptations to the 
Environment (2) 

Prerequisite: ANSC 406 or permission of instructor. 
A detailed consideration of certain anatomical and 
physiological modifications employed by mammals 
adapted to cold, dry heat or altitude. Each student will 
submit for discussion a library paper concerning a 
specific adaptation to an environmental stress. 

ANSC 686 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ANSC 412. The characteristics and role 
of pathogenic bacteria and fungi in diseases of domes- 
tic animals with emphasis upon their pathogenic prop- 
erties, pathogenesis and types of disease, epizootiolo- 
gy, modes of transmission and prophylaxis. 

ANSC 687 Veterinary Virology (3) 

Prerequisite: MICB 460. A detailed study of viral and 
rickettsial diseases of domestic and laboratory ani- 
mals. Emphasis on viruses of veterinary importance 
along with techniques for their propagation, character- 
ization and identification. 

ANSC 688 Special Topics (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Graduate 
standing. Repeatable to 4 credits. Lectures, experi- 
mental courses, and other special subjects in the fields 
of animal sciences and veterinary medicine. 

ANSC 698 Seminar (1) 

Students are required to prepare papers based upon 
current scientific publications relating to animal sci- 
ence, or upon their research work, for presentation 
before and discussion by the class; ( 1 ) recent 
advances; (2) nutrition; (3) physiology; 
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ANSC 699 Special Problems in Animal Science 

(1-2) 

Work assigned in proportion to amount of credit. Pre- 
requisite: approval of staff. Problems will be assigned 
which relate specifically to the character of work the 
student is pursuing. 

ANSC 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

ANSC 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

ANTH— Anthropology 

ANTH 420 Origins of Modern Humans (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 320 or permission of department. 
Principles of taxonomy as applied to the fossil evi- 
dence for human emergence; a discussion of fossils; 
biological and cultural change; data on molecular and 
cellular evolution; and a discussion of demographic 
and ecological patterns as they effect evolutionary 
change from region to region. 

ANTH 428 Special Topics in Bioanthropology (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Advanced research courses 
in biological anthropology on changing topics that 
correspond to new theoretical interests, faculty 
research interests, or the specialties of visiting schol- 
ars. Prerequisites or background knowledge vary with 
the topic; check with the department for requirements. 

ANTH 440 Historical Archaeology (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 240. Recommended: ANTH 340. 
The expansion of European culture through coloniza- 
tion of outposts and countries around the world after 
1450 is explored through material remains and arti- 
facts from areas that may include Africa, India, South 
Africa, Australia, and the Western Hemisphere. 

ANTH 448 Special Topics in Archaeology (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 240. Repeatable to 6 credits if 
content differs. Advanced topics in archaeological 
research, corresponding to new theoretical develop- 
ments, faculty research interests, or specialties of vis- 
iting scholars. Prerequisites may vary with course 
topic; check with the department for requirements. 

ANTH 460 Interpretive Anthropology (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 260 or permission of department. 
Anthropological approaches which seek to explain 
human behavior in terms of meaning and their rela- 
tionships to other aspects of social life. 

ANTH 462 Kinship and Social Organizations (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 260. Recommended: ANTH 360. 
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
ANTH 462 or ANTH 431. Formerly ANTH 431. 
Cross-cultural study of customary social phenomena, 
as encountered through ethnographic inquiry. 



Attention on a wide sample of social behaviors and 
social structures, including those characteristic of 
complex, state-level socio-cultural systems. It will 
employ methods and insights deriving from historical 
data, as well as from those resulting from a wide 
range of intensive ethnographic inquiries. 

ANTH 464 Sustainable Grassroots Development 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 262 or equivalent. Explores 
anthropological approaches to economic development, 
particularly the new sub-field of sustainable develop- 
ment. Examines the local-level social, political and 
economic consequences of development and the 
potential for grassroots strategies to manage 
resources. 

ANTH 468 Special Topics in Cultural 
Anthropology (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 360 or permission of department. 
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Advanced 
courses in varying specialty areas of cultural anthro- 
pology that respond to new theoretical developments, 
faculty research interests, or specialties of visiting 
scholars. 

ANTH 470 History and Philosophy of 
Anthropological Inquiry (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 220 or ANTH 240 or ANTH 260. 
Recommended: ANTH 320 or ANTH 340 or ANTH 
360 or ANTH 380. Credit will be granted for only one 
of the following: ANTH 470 or ANTH 397. Formerly 
ANTH 397. Important philosophical and historical 
aspects of anthropological theorizing. Attention will 
be given on the Ontological and Epistemological (the 
latter including Methodological) assumptions of the 
major camps and paradigms in anthropology over the 
past one hundred or so years, especially the last three 
decades. A focus on developments in cultural anthro- 
pology, while addressing the other subfields of 
anthropology. 

ANTH 476 Senior Research (3-4) 
For ANTH majors only. Credit will be granted for 
only one of the following: ANTH 476 or ANTH 486. 
Capstone course in which students pursue indepen- 
dent research into a current problem in anthropology, 
selected with assistance of a committee of faculty. 
Research leads to the writing of a senior thesis in 
anthropology. 

ANTH 477 Senior Thesis (3-4) 
Prerequisite: ANTH 476; permission of department. 
For ANTH majors only. Credit will be granted for 
only one of the following: ANTH 477 or ANTH 487. 
Capstone course in which students write a senior the- 
sis on independent research into a current problem in 
anthropology. The thesis is defined before a commit- 
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ANTH 478 Special Topics in Linguistics (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 380 or permission of department. 
Recommended: LING 200 or equivalent. Repeatable 
to 6 credits if content differs. Advanced courses in 
specialty areas that respond to new theoretical devel- 
opments and faculty research interests in linguistics. 

ANTH 486 Honors Research (3-4) 
Prerequisites: permission of department: admission to 
University Honors Program or Anthropology Honors 
Program. For ANTH majors only. Credit will be 
granted for only one of the following: ANTH 486 or 
ANTH 476. Capstone course in which students pursue 
independent research into a current problem in anthro- 
pology, selected with assistance of a committee of 
faculty. Research leads to the writing of an honors 
thesis in anthropology. 

ANTH 487 Honors Thesis (3-4) 
Prerequisites: ANTH 486; permission of department; 
admission to University Honors Program or Anthro- 
pology Honors Program. For ANTH majors only. 
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
ANTH 487 or ANTH 477. Capstone course in which 
students write a thesis on the results of independent 
research into a current problem in 
anthropology. 

ANTH 496 Field Methods in Archaeology (8) 

Formerly ANTH 499. Field training in the techniques 
of archaeological survey and excavation. 

ANTH 498 Ethnographic Fieldwork (3-8) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
8 credits if content differs. Field training in the collec- 
tion, recording and interpretation of ethnographic 
data. 

ANTH 499 Fieldwork in Biological Anthropology 

(3-8) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
8 credits if content differs. Field training in techniques 
of human biology, primatology, or paleaoanthropology. 

ANTH 601 Applied Anthropology (3) 

History and theory of applied anthropology. The rela- 
tionship between applied anthropology and other 
major subfields of the profession; the interdisciplinary 
and public context of application; problems of signifi- 
cance and utility in applied work. 

ANTH 605 Theory of Cultural Anthropology (3) 

History and current trends of cultural anthropological 
theory, as a basic orientation for graduate studies and 
research. 

ANTH 606 Methods of Cultural Analysis I (3) 

Objectives of cultural analysis and their relationship 
to policy and decision making. An introduction to 
problem formulation, qualitative and quantative 



research design, and the conduct of research; prob- 
lems of reliability and validity in social research. 

ANTH 607 Methods of Cultural Analysis II (3) 

Advanced preparation in the analysis and review of 
social research. Case studies of the uses of cultural 
analysis in applied contexts (i.e., social indicators, 
evaluation, impact assessment, forecasting). 

ANTH 611 Management and Cultural Process (3) 

Basic principles of managing cultural and human 
resources, decision-making in public and private con- 
texts. The diversity and types of cultural resources 
(archeological, historical, folk and sociocultural), and 
their recognition and value in contemporary society; 
introduction to the identification, protection and pro- 
fessional management of cultural resources. 

ANTH 620 Strategies for Cultural Understanding 

(3) 

The political, scientific, bureaucratic, and ideological 
background to decision making in the public and pri- 
vate sectors. 

ANTH 630 Quantitative Approaches to Applied 
Anthropology (3) 

Introduction to variety of statistical techniques applied 
to problems in policy and decision making. Practical 
experience in computer applications for problems in 
cultural analysis and management. The use of existing 
statistical data sources. 

ANTH 688 Current Developments in Anthropology 

(3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Detailed 
investigation of a current problem or research tech- 
nique, the topic to be chosen in accordance with fac- 
ulty interests and student needs. 

ANTH 689 Special Problems in Anthropology (1-6) 

ANTH 696 Field Methods in Archaeology (8) 

Formerly ANTH 699. Field training in the techniques 
of archaeological survey and excavation. 

ANTH 698 Advanced Field Training in Ethnology 

(1-6) 

Offered in the summer session only. 

ANTH 701 Internship Preparation (3) 

Preparation for internship includes practicum training 
in development, presentation and evaluation of posi- 
tion papers, proposals and work plans; literature 
search and use of secondary data sources in decision 
making affecting cultural analysis and management. 
Ethics and professional development for work in non- 
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ANTH 705 Internship (3-12) 
Prerequisite: ANTH 701. Problem-oriented internship 
with an appropriate public agency or private institu- 
tion under the direction of a faculty and agency 
supervisor. 

ANTH 712 Internship Analysis (3) 

Prerequisite: ANTH 705. The preparation and presen- 
tation of internship reports; development of skills in 
report writing and presentation. The completion of a 
professional quality report based on the internship 
experience. Review of problems in ethics and profes- 
sional development. 

ARCH— Architecture 

ARCH 400 Architecture Studio I (6) 

Three hours of lecture and nine hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH majors only. Introduction 
to the processes of visual and architectural design 
including field problems. 

ARCH 401 Architecture Studio n (6) 

Three hours of lecture and nine hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH 400 with a grade ofCor 
better. For ARCH majors only. Continuation of 
ARCH 400. 

ARCH 402 Architecture Studio HI (6) 

Three hours of lecture and nine hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH 401 with a grade of C or 
better. For ARCH majors only. Design projects 
involving the elements of environmental control, basic 
structural systems, building processes and materials. 

ARCH 403 Architecture Studio IV (6) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 402 with a grade of C or better. 
For ARCH majors only. Three hours of lecture and 
nine hours of studio per week. Design projects involv- 
ing forms generated by different structural systems, 
environmental controls and methods of construction. 

ARCH 408 Selected Topics in Architecture Studio 
(1-6) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 403 or equivalent and permission 
of department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content dif- 
fers. Topical problems in architecture and urban 
design. 

ARCH 410 Technology I (4) 

Prerequisites: MATH 220; and {(PHYS 121 and 
PHYS 122) or PHYS 117}. Corequisite: ARCH 400. 
For ARCH majors only. First course in a four course 
sequence which develops the knowledge and skills of 
architectural technology. Addresses climate, human 
responses to climate, available materials, topography 
and impact on culture. Principles of assembly, basic 
structural principles and philosophies of construction. 



ARCH 411 Technology II (4) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 410. Corequisite: ARCH 401. 
For ARCH majors only. Second course in a four 
course sequence. Building construction processes and 
terminology; use and performance characteristics of 
primary building materials; principles of structural 
behavior related to the building systems; equilibrium 
and stability, stiffness and strength, types of stress, 
distribution of force and stress, resolution of forces, 
reactions, bending moments, shear, deflection, 
buckling. 

ARCH 412 Technology III (4) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 411. Corequisite: ARCH 402. For 
ARCH majors only. Design of steel, timber, and rein- 
forced concrete elements, and subsystems; analysis of 
architectural building systems. Introduction to design 
for both natural and other hazards. 

ARCH 413 Technology IV (4) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 412. Corequisite: ARCH 403. 
For ARCH majors only. Final course in a four course 
sequence. Theory, quantification, and architectural 
design applications for water systems, fire protection, 
electrical systems, illumination, signal equipment, and 
transportation systems. 

ARCH 415 Environmental Control and Systems II 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 313, ARCH 402. For ARCH 
majors only. Theory, quantification, and architectural 
design applications for water systems, fire protection, 
electrical systems, illumination, signal equipment, and 
transportation systems. 

ARCH 418 Selected Topics in Architectural 
Science (1-4) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
7 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 419 Independent Studies in Architectural 
Science (1-4) 

Repeatable to 7 credits. Proposed work must have a 
faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curricu- 
lum committee. 

ARCH 420 History of American Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 221 or permission of department. 
American architecture from the late 17th to the 20th 
century. 

ARCH 422 History of Greek Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 220 or permission of department. 
Survey of Greek architecture from 750-100 B.C. 

ARCH 423 History of Roman Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 220 or permission of department. 
Survey of Roman architecture from 500 B.C. to 
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ARCH 426 Fundamentals of Architecture (3) 
Prerequisite: admission to 3 1/2 yearM. ARCH pro- 
gram. Thematic introduction ol a variety ol skills, 
is, ins. and ways «>t thinking thai bear directly on the 
design and understanding ol the built world. 

ARCH 427 Theories of Architecture (3) 
Prerequisite: ARCH 221 or permission oj department. 

Foi ARCH majors only. Selected historical and mod- 
ern theories of architectural design. 

ARCH 428 Selected Topics in Architectural 
History (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
7 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 429 Independent Studies in Architectural 
History (1-4) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a 
faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curricu- 
lum committee. 

ARCH 432 History of Medieval Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 220 or permission of department. 
Architecture of western Europe from the early Christ- 
ian and Byzantine periods through the late Gothic, 
with consideration of parallel developments in the 
eastern world. 

ARCH 433 History of Renaissance Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 221 or permission of department. 
Renaissance architectural principles and trends in the 
15th and 16th centuries and their modifications in the 
Baroque period. 

ARCH 434 History of Modern Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 22 J or permission of department. 
Architectural trends and principles from 1750 to the 
present, with emphasis on developments since the 
mid- 19th century. 

ARCH 435 History of Contemporary Architecture 

(3) 

For ARCH majors only. Concentration on the devel- 
opments in architecture in Europe and the U.S. since 
World War II, their antecedents in the 1920s and 
1930s, and the various reactions to modernism in the 
post-war era. 

ARCH 436 History of Islamic Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 220 or permission of department. 
Survey of Islamic architecture from the seventh 
through the eighteenth century. 

ARCH 443 Visual Communication (2) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: admission to the 3 1/2 year 
M. ARCH program. For ARCH majors only. Investiga- 
tion of the relationship between drawing from life and 
architectural drawing, the conventions of architectural 



drawing and the rule ol architectural drawing as a 
meaU t>> develop, communicate, and generate archi- 
tectural ideas. 

AK< II 445 Visual Analysis of Architecture (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH 401 and ARCH 343. or 
permission <>l department. Visual principles of archi- 
tectural design through graphic analysis. 

ARCH 448 Selected Topics in Visual Studies (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
7 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 449 Independent Studies in Visual Studies 

(1-4) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a 
faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curricu- 
lum committee. 

ARCH 450 Introduction to Urban Planning (3) 

Introduction to city planning theory, methodology and 
techniques, dealing with normative, urban, structural, 
economic, social aspects of the city; urban planning as 
a process. Architectural majors or by permission of 
the instructor. Lecture, seminar, 3 hours per week. 

ARCH 451 Urban Design Seminar (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 350 or permission of department. 
Advanced investigation into problems of analysis and 
evaluation of the design of urban areas, spaces and 
complexes with emphasis on physical and social con- 
siderations, effects of public policies, through case 
studies. Field observations. 

ARCH 453 Urban Problems Seminar (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. A case study 
of urban development issues, dealing primarily with 
socio-economic aspects of changes in the built 
environment. 

ARCH 454 Theories of Urban Form (3) 

Theories of planning and design of urban spaces, 
building complexes, and new communities. 

ARCH 458 Selected Topics in Urban Planning (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
7 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 459 Independent Studies in Urban 
Planning (1-4) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a 
faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curricu- 
lum committee. 

ARCH 460 Site Analysis and Design (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH majors only or permission of 
department. Principles and methods of site analysis; 
the influence of natural and man-made site factors on 
site design and architectural form. 



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ARCH 470 Computer Applications in Architecture 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 400 or permission of department. 
Introduction to computer programming and utiliza- 
tion, with emphasis on architectural applications. 

ARCH 472 Economic Determinants in 
Architecture (3) 

Introduction to economic factors influencing architec- 
tural form and design, including land economics, real 
estate, financing, project development, financial plan- 
ning, construction and cost control. 

ARCH 478 Selected Topics in Architecture (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repealable to 
7 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 479 Independent Studies in Architecture 

(1-4) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a 
faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curricu- 
lum committee. 

ARCH 480 Problems and Methods of 
Architectural Preservation (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 420 or permission of department. 
Theory and practice of preservation in America, with 
emphasis on the problems and techniques of commu- 
nity preservation. 

ARCH 481 The Architect in Archaeology (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. The role of 
the architect in field archaeology and the analysis of 
excavating, recording, and publishing selected archae- 
ological expeditions. 

ARCH 482 The Archaeology of Roman and 
Byzantine Palestine (3) 

Archaeological sites in Palestine (Israel and Jordan) 
from the reign of Herod the Great to the Moslem 
conquest. 

ARCH 483 Field Archaeology (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Participation 
in field archaeology with an excavation officially rec- 
ognized by proper authorities of local government. 

ARCH 488 Selected Topics in Architectural 
Preservation (1-4) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
7 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 489 Independent Studies in Architectural 
Preservation (1-4) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a 
faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curricu- 
lum committee. 



ARCH 600 Architecture Studio V (6) 

Three hours of lecture and nine hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH 403 or equivalent. Com- 
prehensive building and urban design; studio options 
in advanced topical problems. 

ARCH 601 Architecture Studio VI (6) 

Three hours of lecture and nine hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH 600. Continuation of 
ARCH 600. 

ARCH 610 Appropriate Technologies in 

Architecture (3) 

Historical and current theories, practices and attitudes 
regarding the application of technologies to design 
and construction of buildings, civil structures and 
other infrastructures in rural and urban environments. 

ARCH 611 Advanced Architecture Technology 
Seminar (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 413. Corequisite: ARCH 600. 
For ARCH majors only. Technology in design of 
buildings. Application of technological issues in 
building design; integration of technology in architec- 
ture; technology as a form determinant in architecture; 
other conceptual and philosophical issues related to 
the application of technology in the design, construc- 
tion, and use of buildings. 

ARCH 612 Advanced Structural Analysis in 
Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 416. Qualitative and quantitative 
analysis and design of selected complex structural 
systems. 

ARCH 616 Advanced Architectural Structures (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 375, ARCH 403, ARCH 412, 
ARCH 415 or equivalent. For ARCH majors only. 
Analysis of structural issues in architectural design; 
structure as an architectural form determinant; inte- 
gration of architectural, structural and other technical 
disciplines in building design. 

ARCH 617 Advanced Environmental Control and 

Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 375, ARCH 403, ARCH 412, 

ARCH 415 or equivalent. For ARCH majors only. 

Analysis, computer applications, and integration of 

environmental control and systems in architectural 

design. 

ARCH 621 Seminar in History of American 
Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 221 or ARCH 222 or permission 
of instructor. Advanced investigation of historical 
problems in American architecture. 



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ARCH 628 Selected Topics in Architectural 
History (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
7 credits ij content differs. Special topics in the histo- 
ry of architecture 

ARCH 629 Independent Studies in Architectural 
History (1-3) 

Repeatable to 7 credits if content differs. Proposed 
work must have faculty sponsor and receive approval 
of the Educational Policy Committee. 

ARCH 635 Seminar in the History of Modern 
Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 434 or permission of department. 
Advanced investigation of historical problems in 
modern architecture. 

ARCH 654 Urban Development and Design 
Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Advanced 
investigation into planning, development, and urban 
design theory and practice. 

ARCH 674 Seminar in Regionalism (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Regional 
characterisitics of culture, climate, and landscape as 
determinants of vernacular architecture, especially in 
Third World countries. 

ARCH 675 Advanced Architectural Construction 
and Materials (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 375, ARCH 403, ARCH 412. 
ARCH 415. For ARCH majors only. Processes of con- 
struction, assembly, integration, and coordination of 
architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural 
aspects of building; special attention to design devel- 
opment of building details. 

ARCH 676 Field Research in Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Recording 
and analysis of significant architectural complexes in 
situ. 

ARCH 678 Selected Topics in Architecture (1-6) 
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

ARCH 679 Independent Studies in Architecture 

(1-6) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 

6 credits. 

ARCH 700 Architecture Studio VII (6) 

Three hours of lecture and nine hours of studio per 
week. Prerequisite: ARCH 601. Continuation of 
ARCH 601. 



ARCH 770 Professional Practice (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 601. Project management, organi- 
zational, legal, economic and ethical aspects of 
architecture. 

ARCH 797 Thesis Proseminar (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 601. Directed research and prepa- 
ration of thesis program. 

ARCH 798 Thesis in Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: ARCH 797. Corequisite: ARCH 799. 
For ARCH majors only. Complements the research of 
ARCH 799, with presentation of the design research 
to student's thesis committee. 

ARCH 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

12 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 
ARCH 601, permission of department and 3.0 GPA 
overall. Corequisite: ARCH 798. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Development of master's 
thesis. 

AREC — Agriculture and 
Resource Economics 

AREC 404 Prices of Agricultural Products (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. An introduction to agricul- 
tural price behavior. The use of price information in 
the decision-making process, the relation of supply 
and demand in determining agricultural prices, and 
the relation of prices to grade, time, location, and 
stages of processing in the marketing system. Elemen- 
tary methods of price analysis, the concept of parity 
and the role of price support programs in agricultural 
decisions. 

AREC 405 Economics of Agricultural Production 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. The use and application of 
production economics in agriculture and resource 
industries through graphical and mathematical 
approaches. Production functions, cost functions, mul- 
tiple product and joint production, and production 
processes through time. 

AREC 407 Agricultural Finance (3) 

Pre- or corequisite: ECON 306. Application of eco- 
nomic principles to develop criteria for a sound farm 
business, including credit source and use, preparing 
and filing income tax returns, methods of appraising 
farm properties, the summary and analysis of farm 
records, leading to effective control and profitable 
operation of the farm business. 

AREC 414 Agricultural Business Management (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. The different forms of busi- 
nesses. Management functions, business indicators, 
measures of performance, and operational analysis. 



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Case studies are used to show applications of manage- 
ment techniques. 

AREC 427 Economics of Agricultural Marketing 
Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Basic economic theory as 
applied to the marketing of agricultural products, 
including price, cost, and financial analysis. Current 
developments affecting market structure including 
effects of contractual arrangement, vertical integra- 
tion, governmental policies and regulation. 

AREC 433 Food and Agricultural Policy (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Economic and political con- 
text of governmental involvement in the farm and 
food sector. Historical programs and current policy 
issues. Analysis of economic effects of agricultural 
programs, their benefits and costs, and comparison of 
policy alternatives. Analyzes the interrelationship 
among international development, agricultural trade 
and general economic and domestic agricultural 
policies. 

AREC 445 Agricultural Development, Population 
Growth and the Environment (3) 

Corequisite: ECON 306. Development theories, the 
role of agriculture in economic development, the agri- 
cultural policy environment, policies impacting on 
rural income and equity, environmental impacts of 
agricultural development. 

AREC 453 Natural Resources and Public Policy 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Rational use and reuse of 
natural resources. Theory, methodology, and policies 
concerned with the allocation of natural resources 
among alternative uses. Optimum state of conserva- 
tion, market failure, safe minimum standard, and cost- 
benefit analysis. 

AREC 484 Econometric Applications in 
Agriculture and Environmental/Natural (3) 
Resources 

Prerequisite: ECON 321 or equivalent. Corequisite: 
ECON 306. Application of econometric techniques to 
problems in agriculture, environment, and natural 
resources. Emphasis on the assumptions and computa- 
tional techniques necessary to structure, estimate, and 
test economic models in the fields of agricultural, 
environmental, and resource economics. 

AREC 489 Special Topics in Agricultural and 
Resources Economics (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits. 

AREC 610 Microeconomic Applications in 
Agricultural and Resource Markets (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603. Applications of graduate 
level microeconomic analysis to the problems of 



agricultural and natural resource production and dis- 
tribution including demand for agricultural output, the 
nature of agricultural supply decisions, farm labor 
issues, land rental and acquisition, and exploitation of 
natural resources. 

AREC 620 Optimization in Agricultural and 
Resource Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: differential calculus and one course in 
matrix or linear algebra. Mathematical theory of 
optimization as it is used in agricultural and resource 
economics. Topics include necessary and sufficient 
conditions for nonlinear programming and related 
Kuhn-Tucker and saddle point theory, convexity and 
concavity, existence and uniqueness, duality and the 
envelope theorem, the discrete maximum principle, 
and control theory and dynamic optimization. 

AREC 623 Applied Econometrics I (4) 

Theoretical background and statistics for application 
in econometrics. Development of the standard linear 
model and computer applications in applied econo- 
metric problems. 

AREC 624 Applied Econometrics II (4) 

Variations of the standard linear model and simultane- 
ous equations estimation. Application of econometric 
tools including nonlinear regression, nonlinear simul- 
taneous equations estimation, qualitative econometric 
models including logit, probit, and tobit models, vary- 
ing parameters models, unobserved variables, time 
series models and model selection procedures. 

AREC 625 Economic Welfare Analysis (3) 

Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 625 or AREC 825. The measurement of eco- 
nomic well-being for producers, consumers, and 
resource owners. Topics include competitive equilibri- 
um, Pareto optimality, market failure, public goods 
and nonmarket welfare measurement, multimarket 
considerations, existing distortions, and second best. 
Applications in economic welfare analysis of agricul- 
tural and resource policies are discussed. 

AREC 632 Agricultural Policy Analysis (3) 

Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 632 or AREC 832. The economics of agricul- 
tural policies. MethodsTor analyzing costs and 
benifits of price supports, import restraints, and other 
policies for producers, consumers, and taxpayers. 
Farm programs of the U.S., other industrial countries 
and developing countries including interventions in 
both domestic markets and international are covered 
along with their consequences for factor owners and 
related commodity markets. Theories of the farm 
problem and possible remedies are offered. 



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AREC 644 International Agricultural and 
Resource Trade (3) 

Credit will he granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 644 or AREC 844. An introduction to trade in 
agricultural products and natural resources. Partial and 
general equilibrium models as applied to problems in 
agricultural and and natural resource trade and in ana- 
lyzing related trade policies of various countries to 
understand the impact of macroeconomic policy on 
international agricultural and resource markets 
through exchange rates, interest rates and inflation. 

AREC 645 International Agricultural and Natural 
Resource Development (3) 
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 645 or AREC 845. Microeconomic foundations 
of agricultural development, the behavior of the farm 
household as an economic unit, and the functioning of 
the agricultural product, input, and labor markets in 
developing economies. The role of agriculture in eco- 
nomic development is discussed with emphasis on 
the basic linkages between agriculture and the 
environment. 

AREC 685 Applications of Mathematical 
Programming in Agriculture Business (3) and 
Analysis 

Prerequisite: ECON 403 or permission of department. 
Application of mathematical programming to prob- 
lems in agriculture and resource economics. Emphasis 
on modeling large-scale systems and interpreting 
results in economic terms. 

AREC 689 Special Topics in Agricultural and 
Resource Economics (3) 

Subject matter taught will be varied and will depend 
on the persons available for teaching unique and spe- 
cialized phases of agricultural and resource econom- 
ics. The course will be taught by the staff or visiting 
agricultural and resource economists who may be 
secured on lectureship or visiting professor basis. 

AREC 699 Special Problems in Agricultural and 
Resource Economics (1-2) 
Intensive study and analysis of specific problems in 
the field of agricultural and resource economics, 
which provide information in depth in areas of special 
interest to the student. 

AREC 753 Economics of Renewable Natural 
Resources (3) 

Prerequisite: AREC 610; and AREC 620; or permis- 
sion of department. Basic models of renewable natural 
resources. Current research issues concerning natural 
resources with emphasis on problems in commercial 
and recreational fisheries, forestry, water, fugitive 
wildlife, and agriculture. Policies to correct related 
market failures. 



AREC 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

AREC 804 Advanced Agricultural Price and 
Demand Analysis (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603 and AREC 610. Theories of 
household behavior and mechanisms of price determi- 
nation. Static as well as intertemporal optimization 
problems arising from the simultaneous determination 
of savings and commodity demand with habit forma- 
tion. Role of inventories in price formation, factors 
determining the degree of price flexibility, and price 
formation in noncompetitive industries. 

AREC 806 Advanced Agricultural Production 
Analysis (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603 and AREC 610. Theory and 
methods of applied production analysis. Use of dual 
methods in the analysis of agricultural production 
problems, cost and profit functions, separability, tech- 
nical change, aggregation, index numbers, and 
dynamic decision making. 

AREC 825 Advanced Economic Welfare Analysis 

(3) 

Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 625 or AREC 825. Theory of economic welfare 
measurement, problems of path dependence in evalu- 
ating multiple price changes, welfare measurement 
under risk, general equilibrium welfare measurement 
with multiple distortions, and applications in evalua- 
tion of agricultural and resource policies. 

AREC 832 Advanced Agricultural Policy Analysis 

(3) 

Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 632 or AREC 832. Research problems in agri- 
cultural policy that include models and methods for 
explaining the consequences and causes of interven- 
tion in agricultural commodity markets. Quantitative, 
market level analysis of the implications of uncertain- 
ty, strategic behavior in international trade, second- 
best policies, the general equilibrium analysis of inter- 
vention, and the political economy of collective action 
in farm policy. 

AREC 844 Advanced International Agricultural 
and Resource Trade (3) 

Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 644 or AREC 844. Issues and problems of cur- 
rent interest in agricultural trade policy and research. 
Use of dual methods in international trade, the effect 
of international financial markets on agricultural trade 
and agriculture in general, the efficient design of agri- 
cultural trade policy, trade in resources, and measur- 
ing the gains from trade in any economy distorted by 
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AREC 845 Advanced International Agricultural 
and Natural Resource Development (3) 

Credit will be granted for only one of the following: 
AREC 645 or AREC 845. Economic inequalities and 
market forces in economic development along with 
strategies and policies for sustainable economic devel- 
opment. Export-oriented versus import-substitution 
strategies, the effect of foreign capital and debt accu- 
mulation on natural resources in the agricultural sec- 
tor. The role of poverty, migration and population 
growth on natural resources and the interface between 
agriculture and the environment. Case studies of 
selected Latin American, Asian and African countries. 

AREC 859 Advanced Topics in Natural Resource 
Economics (1-3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Intertempo- 
ral considerations in natural resource problems includ- 
ing irreversibility and stochastic control. Nonmarket 
welfare measurement and nonconsumptive values, 
option/quasi-option and existence values, applications 
to extinction and uncertainty, and alternative expecta- 
tions in common property resource 
problems. 

AREC 869 Advanced Topics in Agricultural 
Economics (1-3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Frontiers of 
research in agricultural policy, agricultural production, 
international trade, and agricultural development. 
Decision making under risk and related market insti- 
tutions, principal agent analysis, optimal policy 
design, technology adoption, market structure, land 
and credit markets, information markets, and income 
distribution. 

AREC 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

ARHU — Arts and Humanities 

ARHU 439 Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and 
Humanities (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An interdis- 
ciplinary exploration of chronological, geographical 
or thematic topics in Arts and Humanities. 

ARHU 498 Special Topics in Arts and Humanities 

(3) 

Repeatable if content differs. 

ARTH— Art History and 
Archaeology 

ARTH 400 Egyptian Art and Archaeology (3) 

Formerly ARTH 404. Sites and monuments of paint- 
ing, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of 
ancient Egypt from earliest times through the Roman 
conquest. Emphasis on the pharaonic period. 



ARTH 401 Aegean Art and Archaeology (3) 

Formerly ARTH 404. Sites and monuments of paint- 
ing, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of 
Crete, the Cycladic islands, and the Greek mainland 
from the earliest times to the downfall of the Myce- 
naean empire. 

ARTH 402 Greek Art and Archaeology (3) 

Sites and monuments of painting, sculpture, architec- 
ture, and the minor arts from the Geometric through 
the Hellenistic period with emphasis on mainland 
Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods. 

ARTH 403 Roman Art and Archaeology (3) 

Sites and monuments of painting, sculpture, architec- 
ture, and the minor arts from the earliest times 
through the third century A.D. with emphasis on the 
Italian peninsula from the Etruscan period through 
that of Imperial Rome. 

ARTH 405 Late Roman and Early Christian Art 
and Archaeology (3) 

Formerly ARTH 410. Painting, sculpture, architecture, 
and the minor arts from the early third century 
through the sixth century A.D. 

ARTH 406 Byzantine Art and Archaeology (3) 

Formerly ARTH 411 . Painting, sculpture, architecture, 
and the minor arts from the seventh century to 
A.D. 1453. 

ARTH 407 Art and Archaeology of Mosaics (3) 

Mosaic pavements in their archaeological, art histori- 
cal, and architectural context from circa 300 B.C. 
through circa A.D. 700. 

ARTH 410 Early Medieval Art (3) 

Formerly ARTH 412. Painting, sculpture and architec- 
ture in Western Europe, ca. 500-1 150. 

ARTH 411 Gothic Art (3) 

Formerly ARTH 413. Painting, sculpture and architec- 
ture in Western Europe, ca. 1 150-1400. 

ARTH 415 Fifteenth-Century Italian Renaissance 

Art (3) 

Formerly ARTH 424. Painting, sculpture, architecture, 

and the decorative arts of the fifteenth century in Italy. 

ARTH 416 Sixteenth Century Italian Renaissance 
Art (3) 

Painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative 
arts of the sixteenth century in Italy. 

ARTH 418 Special Problems in Italian Renaissance 
Art (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Focus upon 
Aspects of painting, sculpture, and architecture of 
Renaissance. 



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ARTH 420 Fourteenth and Fifteenth-Century 

Northern European Art (3) 

Formerly ARTH 416. The art of northern Europe with 

an emphasis on painting in the Netherlands and 

France. 

ARTH 425 Sixteenth-Century Northern European 
Painting (3) 

Formerly ARTH 417. Painting in France, Germany, 
England, and the Low Countries during the Renais- 
sance and Reformation. 

ARTH 426 Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture in 

Northern Europe (3) 

Sculpture in France, Germany, England, and the Low 

Countries from the fourteenth to the seventeenth 

century. 

ARTH 430 Seventeenth-Century European Art (3) 

Painting, sculpture and architecture concentrating on 
Italy, Spain, France, and England. 

ARTH 435 Seventeenth-Century Art in the 
Netherlands (3) 

Formerly ARTH 43 1 . Painting, sculpture and architec- 
ture in seventeenth-century Netherlands. 

ARTH 443 Eighteenth-Century European Art (3) 

From the Rococo to Neo-classicism, major develop- 
ments in painting, architecture, sculpture, and the 
landscape garden in eighteenth-century France, Eng- 
land, Italy, Spain, and Germany. 

ARTH 444 British Painting, Hogarth to the Pre- 
Raphaelites (3) 

A survey of British painting focusing on the establish- 
ment of a strong native school in the genres of history 
painting, narrative subjects, portraiture, sporting art, 
and landscape. 

ARTH 445 Nineteenth-Century European Art to 
1850 (3) 

Formerly ARTH 440. The major trends from Neo- 
Classicism to Romanticism in painting, sculpture and 
architecture in Europe. 

ARTH 446 Nineteenth-Century European Art 
from 1850 (3) 

Formerly ARTH 441. The major trends from Realism 
through Impressionism to Symbolism and Art Nou- 
veau, in painting, sculpture, and architecture. 

ARTH 453 History of American Art to 1876 (3) 

Painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts in 
North America from the colonial period to 1876. 

ARTH 454 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century 

Sculpture (3) 

Trends in sculpture from Neo-Classicism to the 

present. 



ARTH 455 Twentieth-Century Art to 1945 (3) 

Formerly ARTH 450. Painting, sculpture and architec- 
ture in Europe and America from the late nineteenth 
century to the end of World War II. 

ARTH 456 Twentieth-Century Art from 1945 (3) 

Formerly ARTH 451. Painting, sculpture and architec- 
ture in Europe and America from 1945 to the present. 

ARTH 457 History of Photography (3) 

Formerly ARTH 452. History of photography as art 
from its inception in 1839 to the present. 

ARTH 460 American Art Since 1876 (3) 

Formerly ARTH 477. Painting, sculpture, architecture. 
and the decorative arts in North America after 1876. 

ARTH 462 Twentieth-Century Black American Art 

(3) 

Formerly ARTH 474. The visual arts of Black Ameri- 
cans in the twentieth century, including crafts and 
decorative arts. 

ARTH 466 Feminist Perspectives on Women in Art 

(3) 

Also offered as WMST466. Credit will be granted for 

only one of the following: ARTH 466 or WMST466. 

Principal focus on European and American women 
artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, in the context of 
the new scholarship on women. 

ARTH 470 Latin American Art and Archaeology 
before 1500 (3) 

Pre-Hispanic painting, sculpture, and architecture, 
with a focus on the major archaeological monuments 
of Mexico. 

ARTH 471 Latin American Art and Archaeology 
after 1500 (3) 

The effect of mingling European visual ideas with 
pre-Hispanic traditions. The formation of Latin Amer- 
ican colonial art. How native American people trans- 
formed European ideas and forms. 

ARTH 475 Ancient Art and Archaeology of Africa 

(3) 

Formerly ARTH 462. Art of the African continent 
from rock art through the nineteenth century. The cul- 
tural meaning of painting, sculpture, architecture, and 
artifacts from major archaeological sites. 

ARTH 476 Living Art of Africa (3) 
Formerly ARTH 463. Art styles among the segmen- 
tary, centralised and nomadic people of Africa. The 
iconography and function of their art and its relation- 
ship to their various societies, cults and ceremonies. 

ARTH 483 Structure and Analysis of Art (3) 

Basic concepts of structuralism applied to the analysis 
of art. Visual examples, including photography. 



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cartoons, painting, and sculpture, emphasize the 
underlying logic of narrative themes in Western art 
ranging from the time of Giotto to the present. 

ARTH 484 Archaeological Theories, Methods, and 
Practice (3) 

45 semester hours. An examination of the theories, 
and practices of New and Old World archaeology. 

ARTH 489 Special Topics in Art History (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits. 

ARTH 490 Chinese Painting (3) 

Chinese painting history from the second century B.C. 
through the twentieth century, covering cultural, styl- 
istic and theoretical aspects. 

ARTH 495 Japanese Painting (3) 

Formerly ARTH 405. Japanese painting from the sixth 
through the nineteenth century, including Buddhist 
icon painting, narrative scrolls, and Zen-related ink 
painting. 

ARTH 498 Directed Studies in Art History I (2-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable if 
content differs. Junior standing. 

ARTH 499 Directed Studies in Art History n (2-3) 

ARTH 608 Studies in Ancient Art and Archaeology 

(3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 

Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 609 Studies in Late Roman, Early 
Christian, and Byzantine Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 618 Studies in Medieval Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 619 Studies in Italian Renaissance Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 628 Studies in Fourteenth and Fifteenth 
Century Northern European (3) Art 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 629 Studies in Sixteenth-Century Northern 
European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 



ARTH 638 Studies in Seventeenth-Century 
Southern European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 639 Studies in Seventeenth-Century 
Northern European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 648 Studies in Eighteenth-Century 
European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 649 Studies in Nineteenth-Century 
European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 658 Studies in American Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 659 Studies in Twentieth-Century Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 668 Studies in Latin American Art and 
Archaeology (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 669 Studies in African Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 678 Studies in Chinese Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 679 Studies in Japanese Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master 's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 689 Selected Topics in Art History (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 692 Methods of A.rt History (3) 

Methods of research and criticism applied to typical 
art-historical problems; bibliography and other 
research tools. 

ARTH 695 Museum Colloquium (3) 

Formerly ARTH 698. 

ARTH 699 Special Topics in Art History (3) 

Prerequisite: consent of department head or instructor. 



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ARTH 708 Seminar in Ancient Art and 
Archaeology (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 709 Seminar in Late Roman, Early 
Christian, and Byzantine Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 718 Seminar in Medieval Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 719 Seminar in Italian Renaissance Art (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 728 Seminar in Fourteenth and Fifteenth- 
Century Northern European (3) Art 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 729 Seminar in Sixteenth-Century 
Northern European Art (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 738 Seminar in Seventeenth-Century 
Southern European Art (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 739 Seminar in Seventeenth-Century 
Northern European Art (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 748 Seminar in Eighteenth-Century 
European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 749 Seminar in Nineteenth-Century 
European Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 758 Seminar in American Art 1 3 1 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

.ARTH 759 Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 768 Seminar in Latin American Art and 
Archaeology (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 



ARTH 769 Seminar in African Art <3i 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 778 Seminar in Chinese Art (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master s and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 779 Seminar in Japanese Art (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master's and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 789 Selected Topics in Art History <3» 

Repeatable to 9 credits each in the Master '$ and 
Ph.D. programs. 

ARTH 798 Directed Graduate Studies in Art 
Histon 3) 

ARTH 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

ARTH 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

ARTT— Art Studio 

ARTT 404 Experiments in Visual Processes (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARTT 
220 or ARTT 330 or ARTT 340. Formerly ARTS 404. 
Investigation and execution of process oriented art. 
Group and individual experimental projects. 

ARTT 418 Drawing (3 1 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARTT 
210. Repeatable to 12 credits. Formerly ARTS 418. 
Original compositions from the figure and nature. 
supplemented by problems of personal and expressive 

drawing. 

ARTT 428 Painting (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARTT 
320. Repeatable to 12 credits. Formerly ARTS 428. 
Original compositions based upon nature, figure, still 
life and expressive painting emphasizing development 
of personal directions. 

ARTT 438 Sculpture (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: one 
300-lexel sculpture course: and permission of depart- 
ment. Repeatable to 12 credits. Formerly ARTS 438. 
Continuation of 300-level elements of sculpture 
courses with emphasis on developing personal direc- 
tions in chosen media. 

ARTT 448 Printmaking (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: one 
300-level printmaking course; and permission of 
department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Formerly ARTS 
448. Continuation of 300-level elements of printmak- 
ing courses with emphasis on developing personal 
directions in chosen media. 



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ARTT 449 Advanced Photography (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARTT 
353. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. 
Advanced photographic techniques and theory. Digital 
photography, image and text, non-silver photography, 
instant photography, color photography and other spe- 
cial tools. 

ARTT 458 Graphic Design and Illustration (3) 

5a hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ARTT 
350 and ARTT 351. Repeatable to 12 credits if content 
differs. Advanced techniques and theory of graphic 
design and illustration. Image and text, poster, maga- 
zine, film, and television graphics, propaganda sym- 
bolism included. 

ARTT 459 Three-Dimensional Design (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARTT 
352. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. 
Advanced techniques and theory of product design, 
furniture design, exhibit design and package design. 

ARTT 460 Seminar in Art Theory (3) 

Senior standing. Exploration of relationship between 
content and processes of art in a contemporary multi- 
cultural context. 

ARTT 461 Readings in Art Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of depart- 
ment. Reading and critical analysis in contemporary 
art. 

ARTT 462 Artist's Survival Seminar (3) 

Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of depart- 
ment. Business aspects of being an artist with empha- 
sis on starting and maintaining a professional career. 

ARTT 463 Principles and Theory: African- 
American Art (3) 

Not open to students who have completed ARTH 474. 
Formerly ARTH 474. Principles basic to the establish- 
ment of aesthetic theories common to an ethnic or 
minority art examined through the works of art by 
Americans of African ancestry. 

ARTT 468 Seminar on the Interrelationship 
between Art and Art Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Formerly ARTS 468. The 
relationship between a student's work and the theoret- 
ical context of contemporary art. 

ARTT 478 Papermaking (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: per- 
mission of department. Repeatable to 6 credits if con- 
tent differs. Traditional and contemporary Western 
papermaking techniques with emphasis on creative 
approaches and continued individual artistic growth. 



ARTT 479 Computer Graphics (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARTT 
354. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. 
Advanced techniques and theory of computer imag- 
ing, graphics, illustration, and mixed media. 

ARTT 489 Advanced Special Topics in Art (3) 

Six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: per- 
mission of department. Repeatable to 6 credits if con- 
tent differs. Formerly ARTS 489. Development of stu- 
dent's work on an advanced studio level within the 
context of a special topic. 

ARTT 498 Directed Studies in Studio Art (2-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. For advanced 
students. Repeatable if content differs. Formerly 
ARTS 498. 

ARTT 618 Drawing (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
drawing for first year M.F.A. and special advanced 
students. 

ARTT 628 Painting (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
painting for first year M.F.A. and special advanced 
students. 

ARTT 638 Sculpture (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
sculpture for first year M.F.A. and special advanced 
students. 

ARTT 648 Printmaking (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
printmaking for first year M.F.A. and special 
advanced students. 

ARTT 660 Graduate Seminar I (3) 

For MFA Program students only. Examines various 
aspects of art theory in historical, contemporary and 
multicultural context. Relates student work to this 
context. 

ARTT 689 Special Problems in Studio Art (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Formerly ARTS 689. 

ARTT 698 Directed Graduate Studies in Studio 

Art (3) 

Prerequisites: for advanced graduate students by per- 
mission of department head. Course may be repeated 
for credit if content differs. Formerly ARTS 698. 



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ARTT 718 Drawing (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
drawing for second year M.F.A. students. 

ARTT 728 Painting (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
painting for second year M.F.A. students. 

ARTT 738 Sculpture (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
sculpture for second year M.F.A. students. 

ARTT 748 Printmaking (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. Independent studies in 
printmaking for second year M.F.A. students. 

ARTT 760 Graduate Seminar II (3) 

For MFA Program students only. Examines relation- 
ship between visual and written thesis. Relates stu- 
dent's work to contemporary theories and methods of 
professional presentation. 

ARTT 798 Directed Graduate Studies in Studio 

Art (3) 

Formerly ARTS 798. 

ARTT 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 
Formerly ARTS 799. 

ASTR — Astronomy 

ASTR 400 Stellar Astrophysics (3) 

Prerequisite: ASTR 350. Corequisite: PHYS 420 or 
PHYS 421. Radiation processes in stars and interstel- 
lar space, stellar atmospheres, stellar structure and 
evolution. 

ASTR 410 Radio Astronomy Techniques (3) 

Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisites: {PHYS 273 and PHYS 276} or 
{PHYS 263 and PHYS 263 A} or permission of depart- 
ment. Introduction to current observational techniques 
in radio astronomy. The radio sky, coordinates and 
catalogs, antenna theory, Fourier transforms, interfer- 
ometry and arrays, aperture synthesis, radio detectors. 
Practical work at observatory with a two-element 
interferometer. 

ASTR 420 Introduction to Galactic Research (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 272 and ASTR 350 or equivalent 
or permission of department. Methods of galactic 
research, stellar motions, clusters of stars, evolution of 
the galaxy, study of our own and nearby galaxies. 



ASTR 430 The Solar System (3) 
Prerequisite: MATH 246 and either PHYS 263 or 
PHYS 273. or permission of department The structure 
of planetary atmospheres, radiative transfer in plane- 
tary atmospheres, remote sensing of planetary sur- 
faces, interior structure of planets Structure of 
comets. Brief discussions of asteroids, satellite sys- 
tems, and solar system evolution. Intended for stu- 
dents majoring in any of the physical sciences. 

ASTR 440 Introduction to Extra-Galactic 
Astronomy (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 272 and ASTR 350 or equivalent, 
or permission of department. Properties of normal and 
peculiar galaxies, including radio galaxies and 
quasars; expansion of the universe and cosmology. 

ASTR 450 Celestial Mechanics (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 410 or permission of department. 
Celestial mechanics, orbit theory, equations of motion. 

ASTR 498 Special Problems in Astronomy (1-6) 
Prerequisite: major in physics or astronomy or per- 
mission of department. Research or special study. 
Credit according to work done. 

ASTR 600 Stellar Atmospheres (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 422 or permission of department. 
Structure of stellar atmospheres, survey of atomic and 
molecular physics, absorption coefficients and radia- 
tive transfer, numerical techniques, calculation of 
model atmospheres and comparison with observa- 
tions, discussion of line profiles, stellar winds and 
coronae. 

ASTR 605 Stellar Interiors and Evolution (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 410, PHYS 422 or equivalent. 
Energy transfer and generation in the interior of a star, 
evolution of stars, nucleosynthesis, variable stars, 
explosive stars, neutron stars and black holes. 

ASTR 610 Astronomical Instrumentation and 
Techniques (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 405 or permission of department. 
Review of Maxwell's equations; designs of tele- 
scopes, spectrographs, modem detectors; basic con- 
cepts for radio detectors and telescopes; interferome- 
try and data processing. 

ASTR 620 Galaxies (3) 

Prerequisite: ASTR 400 or permission of department. 
Galaxy classifications; Milky way: basic data, distri- 
bution of stars, gas, dust and relativistic particles, 
large-scale structure and rotation; Spiral galaxies: stel- 
lar dynamics and stability, density waves, star bursts, 
galactic center; Elliptical galaxies: stellar dynamics, 
cannabalism; galaxy formation. 



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ASTR 640 Radiation and Plasma Processes (3) 

Corequisite: PHYS 606 or permission of department. 
Radiation processes with emphasis on radiation from 
energetic electrons, synchrotron and inverse-Compton 
radiation, bremsstrahlung and astrophysical applica- 
tions. The plasma dielectric and the "zoo" of plasma 
waves. Use of kinetic theory to derive fluid dynamics; 
discussion of MHD in its various limits of astrophysi- 
cal use; some instabilities. 

ASTR 670 Interstellar Matter (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 422 or permission of department. 
Photo-ionization processes, classical diagnostics of 
the interstellar medium, physics of supernova rem- 
nants, molecules, dynamics of the formation of clouds 
and stars, cosmic rays and their acceleration. 

ASTR 688 Special Topics in Modern Astronomy 

(1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Special topics 
such as extragalactic radio sources, plasma astro- 
physics, the H.R. diagram, chemistry of the interstel- 
lar medium, radiophysics of the sun. 

ASTR 690 Reasearch Project I (3) 

ASTR 699 Special Problems in Advanced 
Astronomy (1-6) 

ASTR 788 Selected Topics in Modern Astronomy 

(1-3) 

ASTR 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 
ASTR 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

BCHM — Biochemistry 

BCHM 461 Biochemistry I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 243 or CHEM 247. A compre- 
hensive introduction to general biochemistry. The 
chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, 
nucleic acids, and proteins. 

BCHM 462 Biochemistry II (3) 

Prerequisite: BCHM 461. A continuation of BCHM 
461. 

BCHM 464 Biochemistry Laboratory (3) 

One hour of lecture and five hours of laboratory per 
week. Corequisite: BCHM 462. For BCHM and 
CHEM majors only. 

BCHM 465 Biochemistry III (3) 

Prerequisite: BCHM 462. An advanced course in 
biochemistry. 

BCHM 668 Special Problems in Biochemistry (2-4) 

Two to four three-hour laboratory periods per week 
Prerequisite: BCHM 464 or equivalent. 



BCHM 669 Special Topics in Biochemistry (1-3) 
Prerequisite: BCHM 462 or equivalent. 

BCHM 671 Protein Chemistry and Enzymic 
Catalysis (3) 

Principles of protein structure and function, character- 
ization of active sites, enzyme mechanisms and kinet- 
ics, antibody structure. 

BCHM 672 Biological Membranes (3) 

Organization of biological membranes, metabolism of 
membrane lipids, membrane proteins, including 
receptors, membrane functions including bioenerget- 
ics and transport, assembly of membranes. 

BCHM 673 Regulation of Metabolism (3) 

Intracellular milieu, compartmentation, metabolic and 
enzymic approaches to identifying control points, reg- 
ulation by covalent modification of enzymes, meta- 
bolic disorders. 

BCHM 674 Nucleic Acids (3) 

Chemistry of nucleotides and polynucleotides, organi- 
zation of cells and genomes from viruses to eukary- 
otes, DNA replication, RNA synthesis, ribosome bio- 
genesis, regulation of protein synthesis. 

BCHM 675 Biophysical Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisites: BCHM 461 and CHEM 481. Confor- 
mation, shape, structure, conformational changes, 
dynamics and interactions of biological macromole- 
cules and complexes or arrays of macromolecules. 
Physical techniques for studying properties of biologi- 
cal macromolecules. 

BCHM 699 Special Problems in Biochemistry (1-6) 

Prerequisite: one semester of graduate study in bio- 
chemistry. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. 
Laboratory experience in a research environment. 
Restricted to students in the non-thesis M.S. option. 

BCHM 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

BCHM 898 Seminar (1) 

BCHM 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

BIOL— Biology 

BIOL 488 Topics in Environmental Biology for 
Secondary and Middle School (4-12) Teachers 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. 

BIOL 489 Topics in Biology for Secondary and 
Middle School Teachers (1-8) 

Prerequisites: Teacher certification, at least two years 
of high school and/or middle school science teaching 
experience and permission of department. Repeatable 
to 12 credits if content differs. An examination of 



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selected topics in the biological sciences conducted 
through lecture/discussion, laboratory experimenta- 
tion, and field research 

BIOL 490 Selected Topics in Human Biology for 
Secondary School Teachers (1-8) 

Prerequisites leather unification, at least two 
of high school and/or middle school teaching experi- 
ence, and permission of department. Repeatable to 
12 credits if content differs. An examination of select- 
ed topics in human hiological sciences conducted 
through lecture/discussion, laboratory experimenta- 
tion, and field research. 

BIOL 495 Global Greenhouse Effect (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of 
discussion/recitation per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 
105; and BIOL 106. For students majoring in the Col- 
lege of Life Sciences, College of Agriculture and Col- 
lege of Education only. 90 semester hours. Senior 
standing. An interdisciplinary investigation of global 
greenhouse warming — its causes, probable conse- 
quences, and ways to deal with it in the next 
100 years. 

BIOL 501 Life Science for Middle School Teachers 
1(4) 

Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per 
week. An introductory lecture/laboratory course for 
teachers emphasizing the process and interdependence 
of living organisms, their general organization and 
association with humans in natural ecosystems. Dis- 
cussion of the genetic and evolutionary process 
involved in the continuity of life. 

BIOL 502 Life Science for Middle School Teachers 

n(4) 

Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per 
week.. Prerequisite: BIOL 501. A second-level lec- 
ture/laboratory course that provides a general intro- 
duction to the classification, anatomy and physiology 
of plants and animals, with a special emphasis on 
humans. 

BIOL 503 Life Science for Middle School Teachers 

m(4) 

Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: BIOL 502. A third-level laborato- 
ry/field course that investigates the ecology and natur- 
al history of the Chesapeake Bay and human's rela- 
tionship to it. 

BIOM — Biometrics 

BIOM 401 Biostatistics I (4) 

Three hours of lecture and one hour of 
discussion/recitation per week. Prerequisite: BIOM 
301. Descriptive statistics, probability models useful 
in biology, expectations, hypothesis testing, goodness 



ol In tests, central limit theorem, point and interval 
estimates, analysis of variance, regression, correlation, 
sampling, rank tesis Funphasis on the uses and the 
limitations of these methods in biology. 

BIOM 405 Computer Applications in Biometrics 

(1) 

Two hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIOM 
401. An introduction to computer usage in statistical 
analyses. Topics include file manipulation, formatting 
data, transformations, descriptive statistics, graphical 
displays of data, and several introductory inferential 
statistical procedures. 

BIOM 602 Biostatistics II (4) 

Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: BIOM 401. Also offered as 
AGRO 804. The principles of experimental design and 
analysis of variance and covariance. 

BIOM 603 Biostatistics III (3) 

Corequisite: BIOM 604. Prerequisite: BIOM 602; and 
BIOM 405 or equivalent. Applications of the general 
linear model to the life sciences. 

BIOM 604 Linear Models Computer Laboratory 

(1) 

Two hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIOM 
603. Prerequisite: BIOM 405. Implementation of lin- 
ear model analyses common to the life sciences. 

BIOM 688 Topics in Biometrics (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Advanced topics of current 
interest in various areas of biometrics. Credit assigned 
will depend on lecture and/or laboratory time sched- 
uled and organization of the course. 

BIOM 698 Special Problems in Biometrics (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of both department and 
instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. 
Individual study of a particular topic in biostatistics or 
biomathematics. 

BIOM 699 Seminar in Biometrics (1) 

BMGT — Business and 
Management 

BMGT 402 Database Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 301. Introduction to basic con- 
cepts of database management systems. Relational 
databases, query languages and design will be cov- 
ered. File-processing techniques are examined. 

BMGT 403 Systems Analysis and Design (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 301. Techniques and tools 
applicable to the analysis and design of computer- 
based information systems. System life cycle. 



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requirements analysis, logical design of data bases, 
performance evaluation. Emphasis on case studies. 
Project required that involves the design, analysis and 
implementation of an information system. 

BMGT 404 Seminar in Decision Support Systems 
(3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 301. Design of computer systems 
to solve business problems and to support decision 
making. Human and organizational factors are consid- 
ered. Emphasis on case studies. 

BMGT 405 Business Telecommunications (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 301. Concepts of business data 
communications and data processing. Application of 
these ideas in computer networks, including basic 
principles of telecommunications technology, comput- 
er network technology, data management in distrib- 
uted database systems and management of the techni- 
cal and functional components of telecommunications 
technology. 

BMGT 407 Info Systems Projects (3) 

Prerequisite: 12 hours of information systems. For 
decision and information sciences majors only. Senior 
standing. Senior capstone course for the decision and 
information sciences major. Collected knowledge 
from the DIS courses and application to significant 
problems of size and complexity. State-of-the-art 
research ideas and current business and industrial 
practices in information systems. 

BMGT 410 Fund Accounting (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 3 10. An introduction to the fund- 
based theory and practice of accounting as applied to 
governmental entities and not-for-profit associations. 

BMGT 411 Ethics and Professionalism in 
Accounting (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 311. For accounting majors only. 
Senior standing. Analysis and discussion of issues 
relating to ethics and professionalism in accounting. 

BMGT 417 Advanced Tax Accounting (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 311; and BMGT 323. Federal 
taxation of corporations, partnerships, fiduciaries, and 
gratuitous transfers. Tools and techniques of tax 
research for compliance and planning. 

BMGT 420 Undergraduate Accounting Seminar 

(3) 

Prerequisite: senior standing as an accounting major 
or permission of department. Enrollment limited to 
upper one-third of senior class. Seminar coverage of 
outstanding current non-text literature, current prob- 
lems and case studies in accounting. 

BMGT 422 Auditing Theory and Practice (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 311. A study of the independent 
accountant's attest function, generally accepted 



auditing standards, compliance and substantive tests, 
and report forms and opinions. 

BMGT 424 Advanced Accounting (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 311. Advanced accounting theory 
applied to specialized topics and current problems. 
Emphasis on consolidated statements and partnership 
accounting. 

BMGT 426 Advanced Cost Accounting (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 321. Advanced cost accounting 
with emphasis on managerial aspects of internal 
record-keeping and control systems. 

BMGT 427 Advanced Auditing Theory and 
Practice (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 422. An examination and in- 
depth study of special auditing topics such as statisti- 
cal sampling, professional ethics, EDP auditing, legal 
liability, and SEC accounting. 

BMGT 430 Linear Statistical Models in Business 

(3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 230 or BMGT 231 or permission 
of department. Model building involving an intensive 
study of the general linear stochastic model and the 
applications of this model to business problems. The 
model is derived in matrix form and this form is used 
to analyze both the regression and ANOVA formula- 
tions of the general linear model. 

BMGT 431 Design of Statistical Experiments in 
Business (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 230 or BMGT 231. Surveys 
ANOVA models, basic and advanced experimental 
design concepts. Non-parametric tests and correlations 
are emphasized. Applications of these techniques to 
business problems in primarily the marketing and 
behavioral sciences are stressed. 

BMGT 434 Introduction to Optimization Theory 

(3) 

Prerequisite: MATH 220; or permission of depart- 
ment. Primarily for students majoring in management 
science and statistics. Linear programming, postopti- 
mality analysis, network algorithms, dynamic pro- 
gramming, nonlinear programming and single vari- 
able, minimization. 

BMGT 435 Introduction to Applied Probability 
Models (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 231 or permission of department. 
Statistical models in management. Review of proba- 
bility theory, Monte Carlo methods, discrete event 
simulation, Markov chains, queueing analysis, other 
topics depending upon time. Guass, a higher-level 
computer language, will be introduced in the class and 
the students will carry out various exercises using this 
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BMGT 440 Financial Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 340. Analysis and discussion of 
cases and readings relating to financial decisions of 
the firm The application of finance concepts to the 
solution of financial problems is emphasized. 

BMGT 443 Security Analysis and Valuation (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 343. Study and application of the 
concepts, methods, models, and empirical findings to 
the analysis, valuation, and selection of securities, 
especially common stock. 

BMGT 444 Futures Contracts and Options (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 343. The institutional features 
and economic rationale underlying markets in futures 
and options. Hedging, speculation, structure of futures 
prices, interest rate futures, efficiency in futures mar- 
kets, and stock and commodity options. 

BMGT 445 Commercial Bank Management (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 340; and ECON 430. Analysis 
and discussion of cases and readings in commercial 
bank management. The loan function is emphasized; 
also the management of liquidity reserves, invest- 
ments for income, and source of funds. Bank objec- 
tives, functions, policies, organization, structure, ser- 
vices, and regulation are considered. 

BMGT 446 International Finance (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 340. Financial management from 
the perspective of the multinational corporation. Top- 
ics covered include the organization and functions of 
foreign exchange and international capital markets, 
international capital budgeting, financing foreign trade 
and designing a global financing strategy. Emphasis 
of the course is on how to manage exchange and 
political risks while maximixing benefits from global 
opportunity sets faced by the firm. 

BMGT 447 Internship and Research in Finance (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 340 and BMGT 343 (or 400 
level finance elective); and core requirements in busi- 
ness and management; and permission of department. 
Recommended: finance major courses. For finance 
majors only. Supervised, sponsored internship in a 
corporation or financial institution. Analysis of 
approved research topic in corporate finance, invest- 
ments or financial institutions/markets. 

BMGT 451 Consumer Analysis (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 350. Recommended: PSYC 100; 
and PSYC 221. Not open to students who have com- 
pleted CNEC 437. Credit will be granted for only one 
of the following: BMGT 451 or CNEC 437. Identify- 
ing buyer behavior concepts relevant to a specific 
marketing problem so that appropriate marketing 
decisions can be made. Conceptual frameworks are 
drawn from psychology, sociology, economics, and 



other social sciences to aid in understanding the 
behavior of ultimate and industrial buyers. 

BMGT 452 Marketing Research Methods (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 230; and BMGT 451. Formerly 
BMGT 450. Focuses on aiding marketing decision 
making through exploratory, descriptive, and casual 
research. Develops student skills in evaluating and 
writing market research proposals, interpreting and 
analyzing subsequent reports, and appraising their 
usefulness to managers; designing studies including 
selection of data collection method, development of 
data collection instrument, sample design, collection 
and analysis of data, and reporting the results. 

BMGT 453 Industrial Marketing (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 350 plus one other marketing 
course. The industrial and business sector of the mar- 
keting system is considered rather than the household 
or ultimate consumer sector. Industrial products range 
from raw materials and supplies to the major equip- 
ment in a plant, business office, or institution. Topics 
include product planning and introduction, market 
analysis and forecasting, channels, pricing, field sales 
force management, advertising, marketing cost analy- 
sis, and government relations. Particular attention is 
given to industrial, business and institutional buying 
policies and practice and to the analysis of buyer 
behavior. 

BMGT 454 International Marketing (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 350 plus one other marketing 
course. Marketing functions from the international 
executive's viewpoint, including coverage of interna- 
tional marketing policies relating to product adapta- 
tion, data collection and analysis, channels of distribu- 
tion, pricing, communications, and cost analysis. 
Consideration is given to the cultural, legal, financial, 
and organizational aspects of international marketing. 

BMGT 455 Sales Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 350. The roles of the sales exec- 
utive as a planner, manager of resources and market- 
ing functions, and recruiter, trainer, motivator, and 
leader of field sales personnel. Techniques and 
sequence of problem analysis for selling and sales 
management decisions and to the practical framework 
in which these decisions take place. Teaching vehicles 
feature strong classroom interactions, cases, journal 
articles, research findings, guest sales managers, 
debates, and modem company practices. 

BMGT 456 Advertising (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 350. Develops skills in construct- 
ing effective advertising. Examines how to formulate 
an advertising message, which creative tactics to use 
in communicating that message and which media uses 
to ensure that the target receives the message. In addi- 
tion, the role of advertising agencies, measuring 



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advertising effectiveness, and regulatory and ethical 
issues in advertising will be discussed. 

BMGT 457 Marketing Policies and Strategies (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 45 J. Corequisite: BMGT 452. 
This capstone course ties together concepts from all 
the various marketing courses using the fundamentals 
of strategic market planning as the framework. Appli- 
cation of these principles is accomplished by analyz- 
ing and discussing cases and by playing a marketing 
strategy computer simulation game. Analysis of cur- 
rent business articles to understand the link between 
theory and real-world problem solving. 

BMGT 460 Human Resource Management: 
Analysis and Problems (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 360. Recommended: BMGT 230. 
Research findings, special readings, case analysis, 
simulation, and field investigations are used to devel- 
op a better understanding of personnel problems, 
alternative solutions and their practical ramifications. 

BMGT 461 Entrepreneurship (3) 

Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating 
the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the 
financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental atti- 
tudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new 
business. 

BMGT 462 Employment Law for Business (3) 

Senior standing. Legal framework of industrial rela- 
tions with special emphasis on employment discrimi- 
nation, i.e., wrongful termination, sex discrimination, 
sexual harassment, age discrimination, disability, etc. 

BMGT 464 Organizational Behavior (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 364. An examination of research 
and theory concerning the forces which contribute to 
the behavior of organizational members. Topics cov- 
ered include: work group behavior, supervisory 
behavior, intergroup relations, employee goals and 
attitudes, communication problems, organizational 
change, and organizational goals and design. 

BMGT 467 Undergraduate Seminar in Human 
Resource Management (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. This course is 
open only to the top one-third of undergraduate 
majors in human resource management and is offered 
during the fall semester of each year. Guest lecturers 
make periodic presentations. 

BMGT 470 Advanced Transportation Management 

(3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 370; and BMGT 372. The study 
of the wide range of issues facing managers in each of 
the transportation modes. This includes decisions on 
market entry, pricing, competitive responses, service 
levels, marketing strategies, capital structure, and 



growth objectives. Specific management decisions 
and overall strategies pursued by management in each 
of the modes are compared and contrasted. The deci- 
sions of transportation managers in other countries are 
presented for international comparisons. 

BMGT 472 Advanced Logistics Operations (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 372. Analysis of the operational 
aspects of logistics management, including purchasing 
policies, transportation planning, and inventory con- 
trol. Attention is directed toward total logistics cost 
minimization and the establishment of a sustainable 
competitive advantage based on logistical activities. 

BMGT 473 Advanced Transportation Policies (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 370. An analysis of the impact of 
government policies on carrier management in the 
various transportation modes. Specific attention is 
given to the impact of various deregulation measures 
on carriers and shippers; determination of appropriate 
funding levels for infrastructure improvements and 
suitable cost allocation schemes; determination of 
appropriate truck sizes and weights on interstate high- 
ways; and determination of effective policies for 
transportation safety and labor. The transportation 
policies and problems of other countries are presented 
for international comparisons. 

BMGT 474 Urban Transportation Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 203; or ECON 205. An analysis 
of the role of urban transportation in present and 
future urban development including current and 
prospective levels of funding for urban transportation 
systems, capital and operating subsidies, allocation of 
funds between highways and transit congestion and 
pollution in urban area, and the allocation of highway 
costs across a variety of users including commercial 
motor truck as well as auto travel. Assessment of abil- 
ity of new technologies, such as intelligent highways, 
to assist in achieving efficiency goals. 

BMGT 475 Advanced Logistics Strategy (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 370; and BMGT 372. Analysis 
of the strategic aspects of logistics management 
including policies, procedures and measurement as 
applied to all dimensions of logistics customer ser- 
vice: Attention is directed toward profit maximization 
through the establishment of appropriate customer 
service levels. j 

BMGT 476 Applied Computer Models in Logistics 
and Transportation Management (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 30] and BMGT 370 and BMGT 
372. Introduction to the expanding base of computer 
software in the logistics and transportation fields. 
Applications include: inventory control, location deci- 
sions, and vehicle routing. 



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BMGT 477 International Logistics and 
Transportation Management (3) 
Prerequisites BMGT '370, and BMGT 372 The stud) 
of die importance of total logistics costs frr i s 

industries attempting to compete in a global economy 
Coverage of the structure, service, pricing, and com- 
petitive relationships among U.S. international earn- 
ers and transport intermediaries, e.g. the flows of 
international freight (exports and imports) throughout 
the U.S. and the role of ports and critical gateways. 
Foreign trade practices and their impact on the logis- 
tics costs of U.S. importers and exporters. 

BMGT 480 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

Junior standing. Principal ideas in law stressing those 
relevant for the modern business executive with focus 
on legal reasoning as it has evolved in this country. 
Leading antitrust cases illustrating the reasoning 
process as well as the interplay of business, philoso- 
phy, and the various conceptions of the nature of law 
which give direction to the process. Examination of 
contemporary legal problems and proposed solutions, 
especially those most likely to affect the business 
community. 

BMGT 481 Public Utilities (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 203; or ECON 205. Using the 
regulated industries as specific examples, attention is 
focused on broad and general problems in such 
diverse fields as constitutional law. administrative law. 
public administration, government control of business, 
advanced economic theory, accounting, valuation and 
depreciation, taxation, finance, engineering, and 
management. 

BMGT 482 Business and Government (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 203; or ECON 205. Focus is on 
the complex interrelationships between business and 
government. Explores areas in which business and 
government are allies (cooperative research and 
financing program) and adversaries (regulation). 
Emphasizes a strategic management approach by 
business to government involvement in economic 
affairs. 

BMGT 485 Advanced Production Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 385. A study of typical problems 
encountered by the factory manager. The objective is 
to develop the ability to analyze and solve problems 
in management control of production and in the for- 
mulation of production policies. Among the topics 
covered are plant location, production planning and 
control, methods analysis, and time study. 

BMGT 486 Total Quality Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 230 or equivalent. Total Quality 
Management and the synergy required between func- 
tions to obtain the customer's quality demands. 



Statistical tools which are mandatory in any success- 
ful quality effort. 

BMt .1 490 The Total Quality Practicum (3) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 390 or ENES 390. Also offered 
as ENES 490. Capstone course for the four course 
total quality program. Based on a major project under- 
taken by student teams in an industry environment 
emphasizing integrative aspects of total quality, each 
project will be supervised by a joint faculty/industry 
team with differing areas of expertise. Requires exten- 
sive out-of-class work. 

BMGT 493 Honors Study (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. First semester 
of the senior year. The course is designed for honors 
students who have elected to conduct intensive study 
(independent or group). The student will work under 
the direct guidance of a faculty advisor and the Assis- 
tant Dean of Undergraduate Studies. They shall deter- 
mine that the area of study is of a scope and intensity 
deserving of a candidate's attention. Formal written 
and/or oral reports on the study may be required by 
the faculty advisor. 

BMGT 494 Honors Study (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 493. and continued candidacy 
for honors in Business and Management. Second 
semester of the senior year. The student shall continue 
and complete the research initiated in BMGT 493, 
additional reports may be required at the discretion of 
the faculty advisor and Assistant Dean of Undergradu- 
ate Studies. 

BMGT 495 Business Policies (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 340; and BMGT 350; and 
BMGT 364. A case study course where students apply 
what they have learned of general management princi- 
ples and their specialized functional applications to 
the overall management function in the enterprise. 

BMGT 496 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

Prerequisite: one course in BMGT; or permission of 
department. A study of the standards of business con- 
duct, moral, values, and the role of business in soci- 
ety, with consideration of the sometimes conflicting 
interests of and claims on the firm and its objectives. 
Emphasizes a strategic approach by business to the 
management of its external environment. 

BMGT 498 Special Topics in Business and 
Management (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Special topics in business 
and management designed to meet the changing needs 
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BMGT 501 Business Functions (4) 

Intensive review of marketing and finance functions 
in the business enterprise. Credit not applicable to 
graduate degrees. 

BMGT 505 Organizational Behavior and Strategic 
Management (3) 

Intensive review of organizational behavior theory, 
and administrative processes and policy in the busi- 
ness enterprise. Credit not applicable to graduate 
degrees. 

BMGT 601 Leadership Development and 
Managing Diversity () 

For BMGT majors only. Helps students develop basic 
leadership skills through role-playing exercises and 
group cases. Examines challenges of managing 
diverse work groups. 

BMGT 602 Total Quality Management 

For BMGT majors only. Total Quality Management 
(TQM) both as an integrative-transformative frame- 
work for business operations and as a strategic move 
to gain competitive advantage. Through site visits, 
special exercises and a case, student teams participate 
in interactive learning and cross-functional thinking. 

BMGT 603 Washington Experience 

For BMGT majors only. A series of presentations and 
workshops covering the national policy-making 
process; legislative process and role of Congressional 
committees; key administrative agencies dealing with 
business issues (EPA, SEC, etc.); external influence 
groups; and international issues and organizations. 

BMGT 604 International Business Simulation 

For BMGT majors only. Computer-based interactive 
game that requires students to deal with several types 
of uncertainties in an international business environ- 
ment. Students work in teams, competing against 
teams. 

BMGT 605 Career Development and Team 
Building 

For BMGT majors only. Exercises and lectures 
designed to develop teamwork skills, and impart to 
students basic career development training. 

BMGT 606 MBA Case Competition 

For BMGT majors only. Allows students to practice 
and apply multi-functional organizational skills 
involving the development and presentation of strate- 
gic plans to panels of judges. Student teams are 
assigned a complex business policy case for which 
they prepare and present a strategic plan. 

BMGT 607 Business Ethics 

For BMGT majors only. Uses experiential learning 
techniques to consider various aspects of business 
ethics. The emphasis is on recognition of ethical 



issues, dealing with uncertainty and unstructured situ- 
ations, and the development of the skills to analyze 
ethical issues. 

BMGT 610 Financial Reporting and Cost 
Accounting (3) 

For BMGT majors only. Overview of financial 
accounting, periodic financial statements and the 
financial reporting process. Introduction to cost 
accounting concepts that play a role in preparation of 
financial statements. Importance of financial state- 
ments as information source for creditors and 
investors and as a means by which managers can 
communicate information about their firms. 

BMGT 611 Managerial Accounting (1.50) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 6 JO. Use of accounting data in 
corporate planning and control. Cost- volume-profit 
analysis, budgeting, pricing decisions and cost data, 
transfer pricing, activity-based management, perfor- 
mance measures, and standard costing. 

BMGT 615 Business Communications (1.50) 

For BMGT majors only. Instruction and practical 
experience in written and oral business communica- 
tions. Basics of structuring business documents and 
oral presentations. Fosters practice-based (rather than 
lecture- or case-discussion-based) learning. 

BMGT 620 Strategic Information Systems (1.50) 

For BMGT majors only. Use of information technolo- 
gy to achieve competitive advantage, efficient opera- 
tions, and effective decision making. Analysis of func- 
tions of information technology and its impact on 
competitive strategy and organizational operations. 

BMGT 630 Managerial Statistics I (3) 

For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
Provides training in statistical reasoning and tech- 
niques in a business context. Topics include probabili- 
ty models, sampling, data presentation, estimation, 
hypothesis testing, multiple regression, analysis of 
designed data, and tools for data-based decision mak- 
ing in total quality management. 

BMGT 631 Operations Research and Management 

(3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 630. Application of operations 
research and operations management concepts to solu- 
tion of business problems. Emphasis on integrated 
approach to management decision making. 

BMGT 632 Decision Modeling and Analysis (1.50) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 630. For BMGT majors only. Not 
open to students who have completed BMGT 631. 
Provides an understanding of the role that quantitative 
methods have in the making of business decisions. 
Topics include problem formulation and modeling, 
linear and integer programming and their application 



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to business and industry, network models and related 
applications, and project and machine scheduling PC- 
based software is used to sohe and analyze problems 

K\l< , I Mil r inancial Management (3) 
Prerequisites BMGT 610: and BMGT 630 For 
BS1GT majors only or permission of department. 
Analysis of major corporate financial decisions using 
a market-onented framework. Introduction to value 
techniques, capital budgeting principles and problems, 
asset valuation, operation and efficiency of financial 
markets, financing decisions, dividend policy and 
international finance Additional topics, such as merg- 
ers and acquisitions may be covered. 

BMGT 650 Marketing Management (3) 
For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
Analysis of marketing problems and evaluation of 
specific marketing efforts regarding the organization's 
products and services, pricing activities, channel 
selection, and promotion strategies in both domestic 
and international markets. 

BMGT 660 Management and Organizational 
Behavior (3) 

For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
The influence of the behavioral sciences on the theory 
and practice of management. Motivation, leadership, 
and international styles of management. 

BMGT 661 Human Resource Management (3) 
The human resource function in organizations. Human 
resource planning, procurement and selection, training 
and development, performance appraisal, wage and 
salary administration, and equal employment 
opportunity. 

BMGT 662 Organizational Behavior and Human 
Resources (1.50) 

For BMGT majors only. Not open to students who 
haxe completed BMGT 660. Key management issues 
from organizational behavior perspective. Organiza- 
tional structure and design, work motivation and 
morale, problem solving and decision making, group 
dynamics and conflict resolution, organizational 
change, and cross-cultural differences in culture and 
values. Total quality management is stressed. 

BMGT 663 Introduction to the Management of 
Human Resources (1.50) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 662. For BMGT majors on 
open to students who have completed BMGT 661. 
Systematic approaches to human resources manage- 
ment in the context of organizational strategy, as con- 
strained by legal and economic factors. Strategically 
aligned recruitment and screening systems, training 
and development, performance management, career 
management and reward systems 



BMGT 670 Economic En\ironment (3) 
For BMGT majors only or permission of department 
The macroeconomic environment and its impact on 
the business enterprise Nature of economic fluctua- 
tions, analysis of consumer spending, theory and 
analysis of investment spending, supply and demand 
for money and capital, modem macroeconomic theo- 
ry, international problems, forecasting and an analysis 
of economic conditions 

BMGT 671 Managerial Economics (3) 
For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
The application of economic theory to the business 
enterprise in respect to the determination of policy 
and the handling of management problems w ith par- 
ticular reference to the firm producing a complex line 
of products, nature of competition, pricing po!: . 
interrelationship of production and marketing prob- 
lems, basic types of cost, control systems, theories of 
depreciation and investment and the impact of each 
upon costs. 

BMGT 680 Business and Public Policy (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 670. For BMGT majors only or 
permission of department. Survey of conceptual and 
legal aspects of the business-environment relation- 
ship: nature of public policy: major historic and cur- 
rent policy issues: business role in the policy process: 
developing and managing corporate social policy 
and impact: special problems of the multinational 
corporation. 

BMGT 681 Managerial Economics and Public 
Policy (3) 

For BMGT majors only. Sot open to students who 
have completed BMGT 671 and BMGT 680. Basic 
microeconomic principles used by firms, including 
supply and demand, elasticities, costs, productivity, 
pricing, market structure and competitive implications 
of alternative market structures. Market failures and 
government intervention. Public policy processes 
affecting business operations. 

BMGT 682 Business Law for Managers (3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Survey of 
United States legal institutions and processes as well 
as substantive areas of the law that affect business. 
Examination of tort and contract law. the legal forms 
of business organization and legal liability and major 
regulatory laws that affect business. 

BMGT 683 The Global Economic Environment (3) 
For BMGT majors only. Sot open to students who 
have completed BMGT 670. Relationship between 
national and international economic environments. 
Determinants of output, interest rates, prices and 
exchange rates. Analysis of effect of economic poli- 
cies (fiscal, monetary, trade, tax) on the firm and the 
economy. 



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BMGT 690 Strategic Management (3) 

For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
Integrative strategic management focusing on strategy 
formulation and implementation in domestic and 
global settings. Industry and competitor analysis, 
industry and firm value chain, leadership, goal setting, 
organizational structure and culture. Case study 
approach to top management and organizational 
problems. 

BMGT 698 MBA Field Project (3-6) 
For BMGT majors only. Repeatable to 6 credits if 
content differs. Not open to students who have com- 
pleted BMGT 791. Formerly BMGT 791. Experiental 
research project in the identification of management 
problems, the evaluation of alternative solutions, and 
the recommendation for management. 

BMGT 702 Applied Security Analysis and 
Portfolio Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640. Applications of finance con- 
cepts to definitions of investment objectives, security 
analysis, portfolio analysis and management, and 
investment performance evaluation. Cases and studies 
of actual securities. Emphasis on fundamental analysis 
and recommendations of securities. 

BMGT 710 Advanced Accounting Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 610. Contemporary issues in 
financial accounting. The nature of income, the rela- 
tionship between asset valuation and income determi- 
nation, and various approaches to accounting for 
inflation. The accounting standards setting process. 
The measurement and valuation of assets (e.g., for- 
eign investments) and liabilities (e.g., leases and 
pensions). 

BMGT 711 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3) 

Prerequisites: permission of department; and comple- 
tion of all first year MBA courses before registering 
for this course. Study of advanced topics such as 
residual income, transfer pricing, information induc- 
tance, break-even analysis under uncertainty, statisti- 
cal significance of standard cost variance, cost analy- 
sis and pricing decisions, distribution cost accounting, 
accounting data and managerial incentive contracts, 
and decision support systems for capital budgeting. 

BMGT 712 Accounting in Regulated Industries (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 611. Study of the unique 
accounting problems of industrial regulation by gov- 
ernmental agencies. 

BMGT 713 The Impact of Taxation on Business 
Decisions (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 611. The impact of tax law and 
regulations on alternative strategies with particular 
emphasis on the large, multidivisional firm. Problems 
of acquisitions, mergers, spinoffs, and other 



divestitures from the viewpoint of profit planning, 
cash flow, and tax deferment. 

BMGT 715 International Accounting: A 
Managerial Perspective (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 611. Focuses on using account- 
ing data for managerial planning and control on a 
global basis. The generic topics covered in the course 
include: foundations of a global accounting system; 
survey of international accounting standards and mea- 
sures; and the impact of globalization on the use of 
managerial accounting data. Guest speakers will par- 
ticipate in the course. 

BMGT 720 Information Technology and 
Corporate Transformation (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 620. The impact and the enabling 
role of information technologies (IT) in transforming 
business and work group and individual processes. 
Topics include: gaining competitive advantage 
through IT applications; identifying high pay-off IT 
applications, and leading the process of IT-induced 
change process. 

BMGT 721 File Processing and Database Systems 

(3) 

For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
Concepts and techniques for structuring data on sec- 
ondary storage devices. Experience in the use of these 
techniques. The basic data structures necessary for 
these techniques. Typical file processing applications. 

BMGT 724 Economics of Information Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 620; or BMGT 721. Methods for 
the economic construction and operation of computer 
systems. Techniques for sizing and costing system 
components and for optimizing system design. Meth- 
ods for efficient utilization of computer resources with 
particular consideration of relevant economic topics 
such as transfer pricing, joint costs, peak load pricing 
problems and public goods 
problems. 

BMGT 725 Information Systems Analysis and 
Design (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 620; or BMGT 721. Introduction 
to practical techniques for information systems and 
design. Design requirements for information process- 
ing systems. Models and tools for requirement analy- 
sis. Case studies for actual systems and applications. 

BMGT 726 Distributed Data Processing (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 620; or BMGT 721. Introduction 
to distributed data processing concepts. The building 
blocks of distributed systems: computers, terminals, 
and communications; the interface and protocols that 
allow them to function as an integrated system. Major 
categories of distributed systems; resource-sharing 



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networks, multiple-processor networks, and tightly 
coupled multiprocessors. 

BMGT 727 Security and Control of Information 
Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 620; or BMGT 721. The informa- 
tion control risks faced by corporations. Techniques 
for enhancing the security and integrity of corporate 
information resources. The auditing and control proce- 
dures for corporate information systems. Actual case 
studies 

BMGT 730 Manufacturing Strategies and 
Operations (3) 

Formulation and implementation of manufacturing 
strategy, an integral part of the firm's overall competi- 
tive strategy. Linkages between operations and other 
functional areas, and the details of the structure and 
organization of operations. Examines ways companies 
can develop and use manufacturing capabilities as a 
competitive weapon. 

BMGT 731 Theory of Survey Design (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 630. The usefulness of statistical 
principles in survey design. The nature of statistical 
estimation, the differential attributes of different esti- 
mators, the merits and weaknesses of available sam- 
pling methods and designs, the distinctive aspects of 
simple random samples, stratified random samples, 
and cluster samples, ratio estimates and the problems 
posed by biases and non-sampling errors. 

BMGT 732 Total Quality Management (3) 

Prerequisite: 12 or more graduate BMGT credits 
including BMGT 630 or equivalent, or permission of 
instructor. Presents the concepts and techniques used 
in organizational decision making leading to continu- 
ous improvement of all processes at all levels to 
achieve and maintain a total quality culture, including 
increased satisfaction for internal and external 
customers. 

BMGT 733 Managerial Statistics II (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 630 or equivalent. Covers simple 
and multiple regression, including polynomial regres- 
sion, residual analysis, multicollinearity, autocorrela- 
tion, model selection techniques, analysis of variance 
and experimental design. 

BMGT 734 Models for Operations Management 

(3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 630 and BMGT 63 1 . Selected 
models for operations management. Topics covered 
include simple forecasting methods, workforce plan- 
ning, inventory control, scheduling, performance eval- 
uation, and quality control. 



BMGT 735 Application of Management Science (3) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 63 1. Selected topics and case 
studies in the application of management science to 
decision making in various functional fields. 

BMGT 736 Philosophy and Practice of 
Management Science (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 630; and BMGT 632. Critical 
examination of the philosophy underlining the tech- 
niques and methodology of management science from 
a systems analysis point of view. 

BMGT 737 Management Simulation (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 631. Methodology of systems 
simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, and discrete sim- 
ulation. Verification and validation of simulation mod- 
els with computer applications. 

BMGT 740 New Venture Financing (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640 or permission of department. 
Development of skills for financing new ventures 
(both small and potentially large). Exploration of vari- 
ous funding sources. Criteria used in evaluation and 
decision process, including commercial banks, ven- 
ture capital companies, small business investment 
companies, underwriters, private placement-financial 
consultants, mortgage bankers, and small business 
innovative research grants (U.S. Government). Topics 
will include: methods of financing, techniques for 
valuing new businesses, financial structure, and evalu- 
ation methods used by investors and lenders. 

BMGT 741 Advanced Financial Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640. Advanced theories and con- 
cepts underlying financial decision making in the 
firm. Case studies, model building and applications in 
financial theory and management. 

BMGT 742 Financial Valuation and Strategy (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640. Integration and extension of 
financial theory and principles to analyze financial, 
asset and ownership restructuring decisions. A valua- 
tion framework is used to study strategic decisions 
such as mergers and acquisitions, share repurchases, 
exchange offers, leveraged recapitalization, joint ven- 
tures, employee stock option plans, divestitures and 
spin-offs. 

BMGT 743 Investment Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640. Methods of security selec- 
tion and portfolio management in the debt and equity 
markets. Investment alternatives, securities markets, 
bond and common stock valuation, options, portfolio 
theory, and behavior of stock prices. 

BMGT 744 Futures Contracts and Options 
Management (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 640. The institutional features 
and economic rationale underlying markets in futures 



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and options. Hedging, speculation, structure of futures 
prices, interest rate futures, efficiency in futures mar- 
kets, and stock and commodity options. Current jour- 
nal literature. 

BMGT 745 Financial Institutions Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640. The role of financial man- 
agement in financial institutions. The economic role 
and regulation of financial institutions, analysis of 
risks and returns on financial assets and liabilities, and 
the structure of assets, liabilities and capital. 

BMGT 746 International Financial Management 

(3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 640. The role of financial man- 
agement in the multinational firm. The financing and 
managing of foreign investments, assets, currencies, 
imports and exports. National and international finan- 
cial institutions and markets. 

BMGT 751 Marketing Communications 
Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 650. The role of advertising, pro- 
motion, public relations and related efforts in the 
accomplishment of a firm's total marketing objectives. 
The development of competence in the formulation of 
mass communications, objectives in budget optimiza- 
tion, media appraisal, theme selection, program imple- 
mentation and management, and results measurement. 

BMGT 752 Marketing Research Methods (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 630; and BMGT 650. The 
process of acquiring, classifying and interpreting pri- 
mary and secondary marketing data needed for intelli- 
gent, profitable marketing decisions. Evaluation of the 
appropriateness of alternative methodologies such as 
the inductive, deductive, survey, observational, and 
experimental. Recent developments in the systematic 
recording and use of internal and external data needed 
for marketing decisions. 

BMGT 753 International Marketing (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 650. Environmental, organiza- 
tional, and financial aspects of international marketing 
as well as problems of marketing research, pricing, 
channels of distribution, product policy, and commu- 
nications which face U.S. firms trading with foreign 
firms or which face foreign firms in their operations. 

BMGT 754 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 650. A systematic examination 
and evaluation of the literature, research tradition and 
theory of buyer behavior in the market place from a 
fundamental and applied perspective. The cognitive 
and behavioral bases underlying the buying process of 
individuals and institutions. 



BMGT 756 Business-to-Business Marketing (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 650. Problems and processes in 
marketing to organizational customers rather than 
final consumers. Basic marketing strategies and 
behavioral models adjusted to accommodate the 
unique requirements of marketing to business and 
governmental customers. 

BMGT 757 Marketing Strategy (3) 

A capstone marketing course. Marketing strategies 
designed to manage products in selected market seg- 
ments. Topics covered include competitor analysis, 
buyer analysis, market segments, and product 
strengths and weaknesses; product related issues are 
identified and marketing strategies developed, 
assessed and implemented. 

BMGT 760 Compensation and Performance 
Appraisal (3) 

Development and implementation of compensation 
and performance appraisal systems. Particular empha- 
sis is given to designing systems that support organi- 
zational strategies. 

BMGT 761 Problems and Applications in Human 
Resource Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 661. Applications in the design, 
implementation, and evaluation of human resource 
management programs. Experiential learning activities 
and simulations. 

BMGT 762 Problems and Issues in Collective 
Bargaining (3) 

Current problems and issues in collective bargaining, 
including methods of handling industrial disputes, 
legal restrictions on various collective bargaining 
activities, theory and philosophy of collective bargain- 
ing, and internal union problems. 

BMGT 763 Administration of Labor Relations (3) 

Analysis of labor relations at the plant level with 
emphasis on the negotiation and administration of 
labor contracts. Union policy and influence on person- 
nel management activities. 

BMGT 764 Executive Power and Negotiation (3) 

Negotiations knowledge and skills through a series of 
readings (the use of power during bargaining 
exchanges, principles of effective listening, and bar- 
gaining strategies and tactics) and through the oppor- 
tunity to practice negotiating. 

BMGT 765 Organizational Behavior: A 
Multicultural Perspective (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 660. Study of organizational 
behavior from a multicultural perspective. 



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BMGT 766 Management Planning and Control 
Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 660. Analysis of planning and 
control systems as they relate to the fulfillment of 
organizational objectives. Identification of organiza- 
tional objectives, responsibility centers, information 
needs, and information networks. Case studies of inte- 
grated planning and control systems. 

BMGT 767 Implementing Strategy: Organizing to 
Compete (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of the MBA core require- 
ments or permission of department. Recommended: 
BMGT 690. Organizational dynamics of competitive 
advantage. Impact of alternative organizational struc- 
tures, planning and control systems, human resource 
management practices, and executive leadership styles 
on the implementation of archetypically different 
strategies. 

BMGT 770 Transportation Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 672. A study of the fundamental 
differences among the various transportation modes in 
terms of their basic cost structures, market competi- 
tion, and service characteristics. The wide range of 
issues facing managers in each of the transportation 
modes including decisions on market entry, pricing, 
competitive responses, service levels, capital struc- 
ture, and growth objectives in a deregulated environ- 
ment. The decisions of transportation managers in 
other countries are presented for international 
comparisons. 

BMGT 772 Logistics Management (3) 

For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
Theoretical and case material is used to analyze man- 
agerial decisions related to business logistics. The 
many trade-offs faced by a logistics manager are 
examined such as the trade-off between inventory lev- 
els and mode of transportation used, the trade-off 
between inventory levels and customer service, and 
the trade-offs that should be made if they reduce total 
logistics costs or increase company profits. 

BMGT 773 International Logistics and 
Transportation Management (3) 

Examination of goods movements in the global mar- 
ketplace, the differences in distribution systems 
around the world, governmental restrictions on the 
movement of goods, required export and import docu- 
mentation, and the roles of various transportation 
intermediaries or export facilitators in international 
trade. 

BMGT 774 Advanced Logistics Management (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 772 or permission of instructor. 
Examination of logistics as a field of managerial 
responsibility. Issues such as inventory management, 
transportation decision-making, and facility location 



analysis are examined using various analytical tech- 
niques including linear programming, simulation and 
heuristic modelling. 

BMGT 776 Management of High Technology, 
Research and Development (3) 

For BMGT majors only or permission of department. 
The creation of competitive advantages through the 
use of new technology. The integration of technologi- 
cal strategy with business strategy within the internal 
corporate culture. Research and development in the 
context of this strategy-structure of the firm. The 
nature of R & D, the management of creativity, and 
new product development are also discussed. 

BMGT 777 Policy Issues in Public Utilities: Energy 
and the Environment (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 671. Current developments in 
regulatory policy and issues arising among public util- 
ities, regulatory agencies, and the general public. 
Emphasis on the electric, gas, water, and communica- 
tions industries in both the public and private sectors 
of the economy. Changing and emerging problems 
such as cost analysis, depreciation, finance, taxes, rate 
of return, the rate base, differential rate-making, and 
labor. The growing importance of technological devel- 
opments and their impact on state and federal regula- 
tory agencies. 

BMGT 780 New Venture Creation (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of MBA core requirements or 
permission of department. Creating new ventures, 
including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the 
opportunity and financing requirements. Skills, con- 
cepts, attitudes and know-how relevant for creating 
and building a venture; and preparation of a business 
plan. These approaches are not limited to new or 
growing enterprises. 

BMGT 781 The Entrepreneur and the 
Entrepreneurial Team (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of MBA core requirements or 
permission of department. The entrepreneur and the 
entrepreneurial team: the entrepreneur and the team as 
it relates to innovation, change, power, and risk-tak- 
ing. Entrepreneurs and their teams from a variety of 
different firms present and discuss their views on 
leadership. 

BMGT 782 Corporate Venturing and 
Intrepreneurship (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of MBA core or permission 
of department. Corporate venturing and entrepreneur- 
ship: overview of the venture process in corporations 
and the unique problems and opportunities for corpo- 
rate entrepreneurs in the venturing process to reduce 
the cost of failure and increasing the chance of suc- 
cess. Emphasis is on the internal corporate venturing 
process, from selection to new venture creation. 



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BMGT 783 Managerial Staffing (3) 

Aimed at increasing an understanding of the legal, 
technical, and practical issues involved in organiza- 
tional staff forecasting, and hiring and termination 
procedures. 

BMGT 794 The Environment of International 
Business (3) 

The international business environment as it affects 
company policy and procedures. In-depth analysis and 
comprehensive case studies of the business functions 
undertaken in international operations. 

BMGT 795 Management of the Multinational 
Firm (3) 

The problems and policies of international business 
enterprise at the management level. Management of a 
multinational enterprise as well as management within 
foreign units. The multinational firm as a socio- 
econometric institution. Cases in comparative 
management. 

BMGT 798 Special Topics in Business and 
Management (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Selected advanced topics in 
the various fields of graduate study in business and 
management. 

BMGT 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

BMGT 808 Doctoral Seminar (3) 

Prerequisite: admission to the DBA. Program or per- 
mission of department. Repeatable if content differs. 
Selected advanced topics in the various fields of doc- 
toral study in business and management. 

BMGT 811 Seminar in Financial Accounting (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 710 or equivalent. Seminar in 
selected classic and current theoretical and empirical 
research in financial accounting. 

BMGT 814 Current Problems of Professional 
Practice (3) 

Generally accepted auditing standards, auditing prac- 
tices, legal and ethical responsibilities, and the 
accounting and reporting requirements of the securi- 
ties and exchange commission. 

BMGT 815 Analytic Modeling in Accounting (3) 

Prerequisites: BMGT 630 and ECON 603: or equiva- 
lent. Seminar in formal analytical modeling in 
accounting research. 

BMGT 821 Seminar in Management Accounting 

(3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 711 or equivalent. Design and 
use of accounting information systems for managerial 
planning and controllership. 



BMGT 823 Data Base Design (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 721. The problem of database 
design in the development of information systems. An 
integrated database design methodology. Techniques 
for different phases of database design. Computer- 
aided tools for data base design. 

BMGT 824 Database Systems Architecture (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 721. The important design issues 
in the software architecture of a database management 
system. Group projects for the purpose of designing 
and implementing subsystems of a simple relational 
database system. Database types and applications. 

BMGT 825 Knowledge-Based Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 721. For BMGT majors only. Use 
of artificial intelligence techniques in developing 
knowledge-based systems in Management Information 
Systems and Decision Support Systems. Knowledge 
representation formalisms, inference and control 
mechanisms for data intensive applications, object- 
oriented systems, expert database systems, intelligent 
user interfaces for DSS, and special problems 
(eg. plausible reasoning, non-monotonic reasoning, 
heterogeneous knowledge bases and explanation 
support). 

BMGT 828 Independent Study in Business and 
Management (1-9) 

BMGT 830 Operations Research: Linear 
Programming (3) 

Prerequisites: MATH 240 or equivalent: or permis- 
sion of department. Concepts and applications of lin- 
ear programming models, theoretical development of 
the simplex algorithm, and primal-dual problems and 
theory. 

BMGT 831 Operations Research: Extension of 
Linear Programming and Network (3) Analysis 

Prerequisite: BMGT 830 or equivalent; or permission 
of department. Concepts and applications of network 
and graph theory in linear and combinatorial models 
with emphasis on computational algorithms. 

BMGT 832 Operations Research: Optimization 
and Nonlinear Programming (3) 

Prerequisites: {BMGT 830; and MATH 241; or equiv- 
alent!; or permission of department. Theory and 
applications of algorithmic approaches to solving 
unconstrained and constrained non-linear optimization 
problems. The Kuhn Tucker conditions, Lagrangian 
and Duality Theory, types of convexity, and conver- 
gence critena. Feasible direction procedures, penalty 
and barrier techniques, and cutting plane procedures. 



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BMGT 833 Operations Research: Integer 
Programming (3) 

Prerequisites: (BMGT H30; and MATH 241 or equiv- 
alent); or permission a/department Theory, applica- 
tions, and computational methods of integer optimiza- 
tion. Zero-one implicit enumeration, branch and 
bound methods, and cutting plane methods. 

BMGT 834 Operations Research: Probabilistic 
Models (3) 

Prerequisites: {MATH 241; and STAT 400 or equiva- 
lent/ or permission of department. Theoretical foun- 
dations for the construction, optimization, and appli- 
cations of probabilistic models. Queuing theory, 
inventory theory. Markov processes, renewal theory, 
and stochastic linear programming. 

BMGT 835 Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems 
(3) 

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Fortran. Basic. C. or 
Pascal; and BMGT 630 or equivalent. Simulation 
modeling and analysis of stochastic discrete-event 
systems such as manufacturing systems, inventory 
control systems, and computer/communications 
networks. 

BMGT 836 Advanced Linear Programming (3) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 830 or permission of instructor. 
Advanced topics in linear programming necessary for 
solving large-scale applications found in production, 
manufacturing and distribution, and for conducting 
theoretical and applied research in these and related 
areas. Topics include: dual simplex algorithm, degen- 
eracy and cycling, parametric programming, decom- 
position of large-scale systems, simple and general- 
ized upper-bounded problems, goal-programming, 
multi-objective linear programming. 

BMGT 840 Seminar in Financial Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Seminar in 
selected classic and current theoretical and empirical 
research in the foundations of finance. 

BMGT 841 Seminar in Corporate Finance (3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Seminar in 
selected classic and current theoretical and empirical 
research in corporate finance. 

BMGT 843 Seminar in Portfolio Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Seminar in 
selected classic and current theoretical and empirical 
research in portfolio theory. 

BMGT 845 Seminar in Financial Institutions and 
Markets (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Seminar in 
selected classic and current theoretical and empirical 
research in financial institutions and markets. 



BMG I 850 Marketing Channels AnaUsis (3) 
Prerequisites: permission of department. MBA candi- 
dates only. Focuses on the fundamental alternative 
channels of distribution, the roles played by various 
intermediaries, evolution of business structures in 
marketing, reasons for change, and projected market- 
ing scenarios. 

BMGT 851 Quantitative Methods in Marketing: 
Demand and Cost Analysis <3i 
Quantitative methods in the analysis and prediction of 
market demand and marketing costs. Demand related 
topics include estimating market potential, sales fore- 
casting methods, buyer analysis, promotional and 
pricing impacts, and related issues. Cost analysis 
focuses on allocation of costs by marketing functions, 
products, territories, customers and marketing person- 
nel. Statistical techniques, models and other quantita- 
tive methods are utilized to solve various marketing 
problems. MBA. candidates may register with per- 
mission of department. 

BMGT 852 Theory in Marketing (3) 
An inquiry into the problems and elements of theory 
development in general with specific reference to the 
field of marketing. A critical analysis and evaluation 
of past and contemporary efforts to formulate theories 
of marketing and to integrate theories from the social 
sciences into a marketing framework. Attention is 
given to the development of concepts in all areas of 
marketing thought and to their potential application in 
the business firm. 

BMGT 860 Seminar in Human Resource Planning 
and Selection (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 760 or permission of department. 
Seminar in selected theoretical and empirical litera- 
ture in human resource planning, forecasting, and 
staffing. 

BMGT 861 Seminar in Performance Appraisal and 
Training (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 660 or permission of department. 
Seminar in selected theoretical and empirical litera- 
ture in performance appraisal and training. 

BMGT 862 Seminar in Compensation 
Administration (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 660 or permission of department. 
Seminar in selected theoretical and empirical litera- 
ture in the compensation of human resources. 

BMGT 863 Work Morale and Motivation (3) 
Prerequisite: BMGT 660 or equivalent. Seminar on 
major theories of work motivation and job satisfaction. 



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BMGT 864 Seminar in Leadership (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 660 or equivalent. Review of 
theories and research on leadership, especially execu- 
tive leadership. 

BMGT 865 Seminar in Comparative Theories of 
Organization (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 764 or equivalent; or permission 
of department. Emphasis on the interdisciplinary liter- 
ature on classical management, systems, and contin- 
gency theories of organization. 

BMGT 866 Seminar in Group Processes, 
Organizational Conflict and Change (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 660 or equivalent. Review of 
theories and research in organizational development, 
group processes, group conflict and resolutions. 

BMGT 872 Business Logistics (3) 

Concentrates on the design and application of methods 
for the solution of advanced physical movement prob- 
lems of business firms. Provides thorough coverage of 
a variety of analytical techniques relevant to the solu- 
tion of these problems. Where appropriate, experience 
will be provided in the utilization of computers to 
assist in managerial logistical decision-making. 

BMGT 873 Transportation Science (3) 

Focuses on the application of quantitative and qualita- 
tive techniques of analysis to managerial problems 
drawn from firms in each of the various modes of 
transport. Included is the application of simulation to 
areas such as the control of equipment selection and 
terminal and line operations. The application of 
advanced analytical techniques to problems involving 
resource use efficiency within the transportation 
industry and between transportation and other sectors 
of the economy is an integral part of the course. 

BMGT 880 Business Research Methodology (3) 

Covers the nature, scope, and application of research 
methodology. The identification and formulation of 
research designs applicable to business and related 
fields. Required of DBA. students. 

BMGT 882 Applied Multivariate Analysis I (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 733 or equivalent. Topics include 
elementary properties of matrices, multivariate distri- 
butions, the multivariate linear model, path analysis. 
The examination of business data using existing com- 
puter programs is an integral part of the course. 

BMGT 883 Applied Multivariate Analysis II (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 882. Topics include discriminant 
analysis, cluster analysis, principal component analy- 
sis, canonical analysis, factor analysis and other cur- 
rent multivariate statistical methods. 



BMGT 884 Univariate Forecasting Models (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 630 or equivalent. Traditional 
approaches to forecasting such as trend models and 
smoothing techniques. Models for stationary and non- 
stationary time series, their identification, estimation, 
forecasts and use in a business environment. All stu- 
dents are required to do a project utilizing these mod- 
els in the analysis of business data. 

BMGT 885 Multiple Time Series Model Building 

(3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 884. Recommended: BMGT 882. 
Identification, estimation, and forecasting of dynamic 
systems, the application of intervention techniques to 
business problems, and the properties and fitting of 
multiple time series models to business data. All stu- 
dents are required to do a project using these tech- 
niques in analyzing business data. 

BMGT 886 Statistical Quality Control (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 733 or equivalent. Lot accep- 
tance sampling plans, rectifying inspection, control 
charts, reliability, dependence fitting, parameter esti- 
mation, false and incomplete inspection models, and 
model verification based on actual data. 

BMGT 887 Bayesian Inference and Decision 
Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: BMGT 733 or equivalent. Bayesian 
Methodologies in statistical inference and decision 
theory. Includes discussion of subjective probability 
and coherence, elicitation of distributions conjugate 
distributions, estimation, testing, preposterior analysis 
and regression analysis. Applications are drawn from 
the functional business areas. 

BMGT 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

CCJS — Criminology and 
Criminal Justice 

CCJS 400 Criminal Courts (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 100 or permission of department; 
and CCJS 300. Formerly CJUS 400. Criminal courts 
in the United States at all levels; judges, prosecutors, 
defenders, clerks, court administrators, and the nature 
of their jobs; problems facing courts and prosecutors 
today and problems of administration; reforms. 

CCJS 432 Law of Corrections (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 230 or CCJS 234; and CCJS 
105; and CCJS 300. Formerly CRIM 432. A review 
of the law of criminal corrections from sentencing to 
final release or release on parole. Probation, punish- 
ments, special treatments for special offenders, parole 
and pardon, and the prisoner's civil rights are also 
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CCJS 444 Advanced Law Enforcement 
Administration (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 340 or permission of department: 
and CCJS 300. Formerly CJUS 444. The structuring 
of manpower, material, and systems to accomplish the 
major goals of social control. Personnel and systems 
management. Political controls and limitations on 
authority and jurisdiction. 

CCJS 451 Crime and Delinquency Prevention (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 105 or CCJS 350 or permission 
of department; and CCJS 300. Formerly CRM 451. 
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and 
delinquency. 

CCJS 452 Treatment of Criminals and Delinquents 

(3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 105 or CCJS 350 or permission 
of department; and CCJS 300. Formerly CR1M 452. 
Processes and methods used to modify criminal and 
delinquent behavior. 

CCJS 453 White Collar and Organized Crime (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 105 or CCJS 350; and CCJS 
300. Formerly CR1M 456. Definition, detection, pros- 
ecution, sentencing and impact of white collar and 
organized crime. Special consideration given to the 
role of federal law and enforcement practices. 

CCJS 454 Contemporary Criminological Theory 

(3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 105; and CCJS 300; and CCJS 
350. Formerly CRIM 454. Brief historical overview of 
criminological theory up to the 50's. Deviance. Label- 
ing. Typologies. Most recent research in criminalistic 
subcultures and middle class delinquency. Recent pro- 
posals for "decriminalization." 

CCJS 455 Dynamics of Planned Change in 
Criminal Justice I (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 300 and permission of depart- 
ment. Formerly CJUS 455. An examination of con- 
ceptual and practical issues related to planned change 
in criminal justice. Emphasis on the development of 
innovative ideas using a research and development 
approach to change. 

CCJS 456 Dynamics of Planned Change in 
Criminal Justice II (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 455 or permission of department. 
Formerly CJUS 456. An examination of conceptual 
and practical issues related to planned change in crim- 
inal justice. Emphasis on change strategies and tactics 
which are appropriate for criminal justice personnel in 
entry level positions. 



CCJS 457 Comparative Criminology and Criminal 
Justice (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 105 or CCJS 350; and CCJS 
300. Formerly CRIM 457. Comparison of law and 
criminal justice systems in different countries. Special 
emphasis on the methods of comparative legal analy- 
sis, international cooperation in criminal justice, and 
crime and development 

CCJS 461 Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 105 or equivalent; and CCJS 
300; and PSYC 330 or PSYC 353. Formerly CRIM 
455. Biological, environmental, and personality factors 
which influence criminal behaviors. Biophysiology 
and crime, stress and crime, maladjustment patterns, 
psychoses, personality disorders, aggression and vio- 
lent crime, sex-motivated crime and sexual deviations, 
alcohol and drug abuse, and criminal behavior. 

CCJS 462 Special Problems in Security 
Administration (3) 

Prerequisites: CCJS 300 and CCJS 357. Formerly 
CJUS 462. An advanced course for students desiring 
to focus on specific concerns in the study of private 
security organizations; business intelligence and espi- 
onage; vulnerability and criticality analyses in physi- 
cal security; transportation, banking, hospital and mil- 
itary security problems; uniformed security forces; 
national defense information; and others. 

CCJS 498 Selected Topics in Criminology and 
Criminal Justice (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 300 and permission of depart- 
ment. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. For- 
merly CRIM 498. Topics of special interest to 
advanced undergraduates in criminology and criminal 
justice. Offered in response to student request and fac- 
ulty interest. 

CCJS 600 Criminal Justice (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to the graduate program in 
criminal justice or permission of department. Former- 
ly CJUS 600. Current concept of criminal justice in 
relationship to other concepts in the field. Historical 
perspective. Criminal justice and social control. Oper- 
ational implications. Systemic aspects. Issues of eval- 
uation. 

CCJS 610 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 
and Criminology (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of research methods and sta- 
tistics requirements for the M.A. Degree. Formerly 
CRIM 610. Examination of special research problems 
and techniques. 

CCJS 630 Seminar in Criminal Law and Society 

(3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 230 or equivalent; and a course in 

introductory criminology. Formerly CJUS 630. The 



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criminal law is studied in the context of general stud- 
ies in the area of the sociology of law. The evolution 
and social and psychological factors affecting the for- 
mulation and administration of criminal laws are dis- 
cussed. Also examined is the impact of criminal laws 
and their sanctions on behavior in the light of recent 
empirical evidence. 

CCJS 635 Minorities and Criminal Justice (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 600 or equivalent. Role minorities 
play in the criminal justice system: as victims, offend- 
ers and professionals. Also provides theoretical frame- 
work for examining these roles. 

CCJS 640 Seminar in Criminal Justice 
Administration (3) 

Prerequisites: one course in the theory of groups or 
organizations; and one course in administration; or 
permission of department. Formerly CJUS 640. 
Examination of external and internal factors that cur- 
rently impact on police administration. Intra-organiza- 
tional relationships and policy formulation; the con- 
version of inputs into decisions and policies. 
Strategies for formulating, implementing and assess- 
ing administrative decisions. 

CCJS 650 Advanced Criminology (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Formerly 
CJUS 650. Analysis of the political and organizational 
process of policy development and implementation in 
criminal justice. Collection, analysis and interpreta- 
tion of research data on current and ongoing efforts to 
form and implement policy. 

CCJS 651 Seminar in Criminology (3) 

Formerly CRIM 651. Analysis of significant recent 
issues in criminology. 

CCJS 652 Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency (3) 

Formerly CRIM 652. Analysis of delinquency and its 
control. 

CCJS 653 Seminar in Corrections (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 651 or equivalent. Formerly 
CRIM 653. Development, operation and future of cor- 
rectional systems. 

CCJS 654 History of Criminological Thought (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 454 or equivalent. Formerly 
CRIM 654. A study of the development of crimino- 
logical thought from antiquity to the present. 

CCJS 657 Comparative Criminology and Criminal 
Justice Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: CCJS 457 or equivalent. A cross nation- 
al examination of the meaning of criminality, formal 
and informal responses to crime, and the internaliza- 
tion of crime and criminal justice. 



CCJS 699 Special Criminological Problems (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Formerly CJUS 699. Supervised study of a 
selected problem in the field of criminal justice. 

CCJS 710 Advanced Research Methods in 
Criminology (3) 

Prerequisite: approved doctoral level statistics course. 
Formerly CRIM 710. Application of advanced 
research methods and data analysis strategies to crimi- 
nological and criminal justice problems. 

CCJS 720 Criminal Justice System Planning (3) 

Prerequisites: one course in criminal justice and one 
course in research methodology. Formerly CJUS 720. 
System theory and method; examination of planning 
methods and models based primarily on a systems 
approach to the operations of the criminal justice 
system. 

CCJS 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

Formerly CRIM 799. 

CCJS 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 
Formerly CRIM 899. Doctoral dissertation research in 
criminal justice and criminology. 

CHEM— Chemistry 

CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 243 or CHEM 247. 

CHEM 403 Radiochemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: one year of college chemistry and one 
year of college physics. Radioactive decay; introduc- 
tion to properties of atomic nuclei; nuclear processes 
in cosmology; chemical, biomedical and environmen- 
tal applications of radioactivity; nuclear processes as 
chemical tools; interaction of radiation with matter. 

CHEM 421 Advanced Quantitative Analysis (3) 

Pre- or corequisites: CHEM 482 and CHEM 483. An 
examination of some advanced topics in quantitative 
analysis including nonaqueous titrations, precipitation 
phenomena, complex equilibria, and the analytical 
chemistry of the less familiar elements. 

CHEM 425 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3) 

One hour of lecture, six hours of laboratory, and one 
hour of discussion/recrtation per week. Prerequisite: 
CHEM 227 or CHEM 153. Modern instrumentation in 
analytical chemistry. Electronics, spectroscopy, chro- 
matography and electrochemistry. 

CHEM 441 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 481. An advanced study of the 
compounds of carbon, with special emphasis on 
molecular orbital theory and organic reaction 
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CHEM 450 Ethics in Science and Engineering (3) 

Prerequisite: 8 credits laboratory science or permis- 
sion of department. Ethical issues in science and their 
resolutions. Topics will be ethics and scientific truth, 
ethics and other scientists, and ethics and society. 

CHEM 460 Structure Determination Using 
Spectroscopic Methods (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 243 or CHEM 247. Formerly 
CHEM 660. The use of infrared, ultraviolet-visible, 
proton and carbon- 1 3 nuclear magnetic resonance and 
mass spectroscopy for structure determination in 
organic chemistry. 

CHEM 474 Environmental Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 481 or equivalent. The sources 
of various elements and chemical reactions between 
them in the atmosphere and hydrosphere are treated. 
Causes and biological effects of air and water pollu- 
tion by certain elements are discussed. 

CHEM 481 Physical Chemistry I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 113 or CHEM 153 or CHEM 
133; and MATH 141; and PHYS 142. A course pri- 
marily for chemists and chemical engineers. 

CHEM 482 Physical Chemistry II (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 481. A course primarily for 
chemists and chemical engineers. 

CHEM 483 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2) 

One hour lecture-recitation and one three-hour labora- 
tory period per week Corequisite: CHEM 481. An 
introduction to the principles and application of quan- 
titative techniques in physical chemical measure- 
ments. Experiments will be coordinated with topics in 
CHEM 481. 

CHEM 484 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (2) 

One hour lecture-recitation and one three-hour labora- 
tory period per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 481 and 
CHEM 483. Corequisite: CHEM 482. A continuation 
of CHEM 483. Advanced quantitative techniques nec- 
essary in physical chemical measurements. Experi- 
ments will be coordinated with topics in CHEM 482. 

CHEM 485 Advanced Physical Chemistry (2) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 482. Quantum chemistry and 
other selected topics. 

CHEM 487 Computer Applications in the 
Biological and Chemical Sciences (4) 

Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory, and 
one hour of discussion/recitation per week. Prerequi- 
site: CHEM 113 and CHEM 287 or equivalent; and 
knowledge of a scientific programming language 
(PASCAL FORTRAN or "C"). The utilization of 
computers to solve chemical and biological problems, 
with emphasis on the utilization of available software 
rather than "de novo" programming. 



CHEM 491 Advanced Organic Chemistry 
Laboratory (4) 

One hour of lecture and 10 hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: CHEM 243. Formerly CHEM 433 
and CHEM 443. Credit will be granted for only one 
of the following: CHEM 433 and CHEM 443 or 
CHEM 491. Advanced synthetic techniques in organic 
chemistry with an emphasis on spectroscopy for struc- 
ture determination. 

CHEM 492 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 
Laboratory (3) 

One hour of lecture and eight hours of laboratory per 
week. Corequisite: CHEM 401. Synthetic and struc- 
tural inorganic chemistry. Emphasis on spectroscopy 
methods for structure determination. Students com- 
plete an individual special project. (Designed to satis- 
fy the university requirement for a capstone course in 
chemistry.) 

CHEM 498 Special Topics in Chemistry (3) 

Three lectures or two lectures and one three-hour lab- 
oratory per week. Prerequisite varies with the nature 
of the topic being considered. Course may be repeated 
for credit if the subject matter is substantially differ- 
ent, but not more than three credits may be accepted 
in satisfaction of major supporting area requirements 
for chemistry majors. 

CHEM 503 Physical Science for 
Elementary/Middle School Teachers ni (4) 

Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory, and 
one hour of discussion/recitation per week. A second- 
level survey of major chemistry concepts, with 
emphasis on the properties and behavior of common 
substances. Types of chemical reactions, the relation- 
ship between molecular structure and reactivity, peri- 
odicity, oxidation-reduction, acids and bases, equilib- 
rium, and practical applications of chemistry. The 
laboratory portion of the course supports skills/ 
understandings needed to prepare teachers for this 
aspect of physical science education. 

CHEM 504 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 
and Biochemistry (4) 

Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. 
Prerequisite: CHEM 503 or equivalent. A one-semes- 
ter survey of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The 
chemistry of carbon: aliphatic compounds, aromatic 
compounds, stereochemistry, halides, amines, amides, 
acids, esters, carbohydrates, and natural products. The 
laboratory experiments deal with synthetic and analyt- 
ical organic activities. 

CHEM 513 Principles of Chemistry II (4) 

Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. 
Prerequisite: CHEM 503 or equivalent. A continuation 
of the advanced survey of topics started in CHEM 
503. Kinetics, thermodynamics, ionic equilibria. 



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oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, and the chem- 
istry of common metals and nonmetals. Quantitative 
problem solving. Laboratory experiments, mostly 
quantitative in nature, support the topics developed in 
the lectures. 

CHEM 521 Quantitative Analysis (4) 

Two lectures and two three-hour laboratories per 
week. Prerequisite: CHEM 115 or equivalent. Volu- 
metric, gravimetric, electrometric and colorimetric 
methods in analytical inorganic chemistry. 

CHEM 601 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 401 or equivalent. A survey of 
the fundamentals of modem inorganic chemistry as a 
basis for more advanced work. 

CHEM 602 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 601 or permission of instructor. 
A continuation of CHEM 601 with emphasis on the 
application of contemporary spectroscopic techniques 
to inorganic problems. 

CHEM 605 Chemistry of Coordination 
Compounds (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 601 or permission of instructor. 
A study of coordination compounds and their 
reactivity. 

CHEM 606 Chemistry of Organometallic 
Compounds (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 601. An in-depth treatment of 
the properties of compounds having metal-carbon 
bonds. 

CHEM 608 Selected Topics in Inorganic 
Chemistry (1-3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 601 and CHEM 602, or equiva- 
lent. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics 
of special interest and current importance. 

CHEM 623 Optical Methods of Quantitative 
Analysis (3) 

Prerequisites: CHEM 421 and CHEM 482 or equiva- 
lent. The quantitative applications of various methods 
of optical spectroscopy. 

CHEM 624 Electrical Methods of Quantitative 
Analysis (3) 

Prerequisites: CHEM 421 and CHEM 482 or equiva- 
lent. The use of conductivity, potentiometry, polarog- 
raphy, voltammetry, amperometry, coulometry, and 
chronopotentiometry in quantitative analysis. 

CHEM 625 Separation Methods in Quantitative 
Analysis (3) 

Prerequisites: CHEM 421 and CHEM 482 or equiva- 
lent. The theory and application for quantitative 
analysis of various forms of chromatography, ion 



exchange, solvent extraction, distillation, and mass 
spectroscopy. 

CHEM 637 Atmospheric Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: METO 620 or CHEM 481 or permission 
of department. Also offered as METO 637. Applica- 
tion of the techniques of thermodynamics, kinetics, 
and photochemistry to atmospheric gases in an effort 
to understand the global cycles of C, H, O, N and S 
Species; the use of laboratory and field measurements 
in models of the atmosphere. 

CHEM 640 Problems in Organic Reaction 
Mechanisms (1) 

A tutorial type course dealing with the basic descrip- 
tion of the fundamentals of writing organic reaction 
mechanisms. 

CHEM 641 Organic Reaction Mechanisms (3) 

CHEM 643 Organic Chemistry of High Polymers 

(2) 

An advanced course covering the synthesis of 
monomers, mechanisms of polymerization, and the 
correlation between structure and properties in high 
polymers. 

CHEM 647 Organic Synthesis (3) 

The use of new reagents in organic reactions; multi- 
step syntheses leading to natural products of biologi- 
cal interest; stereospecific and regiospecific reactions 
and their use in total synthesis. 

CHEM 648 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 

(1-3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Topics of 

special interest and current importance. 

CHEM 650 Problems in Organic Synthesis (1) 

A tutorial type course dealing with mechanistic prob- 
lems from the current literature of organic sysnthesis. 

CHEM 678 Special Topics in Environmental 
Chemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 474. Repeatable to 6 credits if 
content differs. In-depth treatment of environmental 
chemistry problem areas of current research interest. 
The topics will vary somewhat from year to year. 

CHEM 682 Reaction Kinetics (3) 

CHEM 684 Chemical Thermodynamics (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 482 or equivalent. 

CHEM 687 Statistical Mechanics and Chemistry 

(3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 684 or equivalent. 



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CHEM 688 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 

(2) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. 

CHEM 689 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 

(3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. 

CHEM 690 Quantum Chemistry I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 485. 

CHEM 691 Quantum Chemistry II (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 690 or PHYS 622. 

CHEM 699 Special Problems in Chemistry (1-6) 

Prerequisite: one semester of graduate study in chem- 
istry. Restricted to students in the non-thesis M.S. 
option. Repeatable to 6 credits. Laboratory experience 
in a research environment. 

CHEM 705 Nuclear Chemistry (3) 

Nuclear structure models, radioactive decay process- 
es, nuclear reactions in complex nuclei, fission, nucle- 
osynthesis and nuclear particle accelerators. 

CHEM 723 Marine Geochemistry (3) 

Prerequisite: CHEM 481 or equivalent. The geochem- 
ical evolution of the ocean; composition of sea water, 
density-chlorinity-salinity relationship and carbon 
dioxide system. The geochemistry of sedimentation 
with emphasis on the chemical stability and inorganic 
and biological production of carbonate, silicate and 
phosphate containing minerals. 

CHEM 729 Special Topics in Geochemistry (1-3) 
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. A discussion 
of current research problems. 

CHEM 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

CHEM 898 Seminar (1) 

CHEM 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

CHIN— Chinese 

CHIN 401 Readings in Modern Chinese I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 or equivalent. Non-majors 
admitted only after a placement interview. Readings 
in history, politics, economics, sociology, and litera- 
ture. Emphasis on wide-ranging, rapid reading, rein- 
forced by conversations and compositions. 

CHIN 402 Readings in Modern Chinese II (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 401 or equivalent. Non-majors 
admitted only after a placement interview. Continua- 
tion of CHIN 401. 



CHIN 403 Classical Chinese I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 Introductory classical Chi- 
nese using literary and historical sources in the origi- 
nal language. 

CHIN 404 Classical Chinese II (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 302. Further classical studies by 
various writers from famous ancient philosophers to 
prominent scholars before the new culture movement. 

CHIN 405 Advanced Conversation and 
Composition (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 or permission of instructor. 
Non-majors admitted only after a placement inter- 
view. Practice in writing essays, letters, and reports on 
selected topics. Conversation directed toward every- 
day situations and topics related to life in China. Con- 
ducted in Chinese. 

CHIN 415 Readings in Current Newspapers and 
Periodicals (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 402 or equivalent. Non-majors 
admitted only after a placement interview. Reading of 
periodica] literature on selected topics with discus- 
sions and essays in Chinese. 

CHIN 421 Sounds and Transcriptions of Mandarin 
Chinese (3) 

Production and recognition of Mandarin speech 
sounds and tones, their phonological patterns, com- 
parison with English, and representation by the vari- 
ous Romanization systems. 

CHIN 422 Advanced Chinese Grammar (3) 

Chinese sentence patterns studied contrasted with 
English and in terms of current pedagogical as well as 
linguistic theories. 

CHIN 431 Translation and Interpretation I (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 or equivalent and permission 
of department. Theory and practice of Chinese/ 
English translation and interpretation with emphasis 
on translation. 

CHIN 432 Translation and Interpretation II (3) 

Prerequisite: CHIN 402 or equivalent and permission 
of department. Workshop on Chinese/English transla- 
tion and interpretation, with emphasis on seminar 
(consecutive) interpretation and introduction to con- 
ference (simultaneous) interpretation. 

CHIN 441 Traditional Chinese Fiction (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Major works 
of fiction from the 4th century tales of the marvelous 
through the 19th century Ching novel. Taught in Chi- 



CHIN 442 Modern Chinese Fiction (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Examination, 
through selected texts, of the writer's role as shaper 



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and reflector of the Republican and Communist revo- 
lutions. Taught in Chinese. 

CHIN 499 Directed Study in Chinese (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Readings in Chinese under 
faculty supervision. 

CHPH— Chemical Physics 

CHPH 611 Fundamentals of Atomic and 
Molecular Spectroscopy (3) 

Prerequisite: PHYS 622 or equivalent. Atomic and 
molecular physics. Energy levels of multi-electron 
atoms and diatomic molecules; transition between 
energy levels. 

CHPH 612 Molecular Structure and Kinetics (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Molecular 
structure, atomic and molecular collisions and chemi- 
cal kinetics including experimental techniques. 

CHPH 618 Special Projects in Chemical Physics 

(1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 

6 credits. Independent reading and study covering 

chemical physics subject areas not available in other 

courses. 

CHPH 709 Seminar in Chemical Physics (1) 

Current research and developments in chemical 
physics. 

CHPH 718 Special Topics in Chemical Physics 

(1-3) 

Repeatable if content differs with permission of 
department. A discussion of current research problems 
in chemical physics. 

CHPH 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

CHPH 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

CLAS — Classics 

CLAS 411 Greek Drama (3) 

Also offered as CMLT 411. Credit will be granted for 
only one of the following: CLAS 411 or CMLT 411. 
The chief works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, 
and Aristophanes in English translations. 

CLAS 420 The Classical Tradition (3) 

Examination of the role of classical tradition in west- 
ern thought, with particular regard to the classical tra- 
dition in America. 

CLAS 470 Advanced Greek and Roman 
Mythology (3) 

Prerequisite: CLAS 170 or permission of department. 
Selected themes and characters of Greek and Roman 



myth History of the study of myth and research meth- 
ods in mythology. 

CLAS 488 Independent Study in Classical 
Civilization (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

CLAS 495 Senior Thesis in Classics (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Prior depart- 
mental approval of research topic is required. Avail- 
able to all students who wish to pursue a specific 
research topic. 

CLAS 499 Independent Study in Classical 
Languages and Literatures (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. 

CLAS 620 Classical Epic (3) 

The nature of ancient epic, its development through a 
close reading of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Arg- 
onautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, and Vergil's 
Aeneid. Selections from other examples of epic as a 
basis for further comparison of the techniques of com- 
position, the poet's objectives, and the influence of 
historical context and literary precedent upon the 
poems. Comparison with Near Eastern epics such as 
the Gilgamesh poem, or with post-Classical texts. 
Epic conventions. 

CLAS 621 The Classical Tradition (3) 

The role the classics have played in western thought, 
with particular attention to literature. 

CLAS 640 Women in Antiquity (3) 

Study of role of women in Greek and Roman society. 

CLAS 688 Special Topics in Classical Civilization 

(3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. 

CLAS 699 Independent Study in Classical 
Civilization (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

CLAS 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

CMLT — Comparative Literature 

CMLT 415 The Hebrew Bible (3) 

A study of sources, development and literary types. 

CMLT 461 Romanticism: Early Stages (3) 

Emphasis on England, France and Germany. 

CMLT 462 Romanticism: Flowering and Influence 

(3) 

Emphasis on England, France and Germany. 



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( Ml I 469 The Continental Novel (3i 
The novel in translation from Stendhal through the 
existentialists, selected from literatures of France. 
Germany, Italy, Russia, and Spain. 

(.'MIT 479 Major Contemporarj Authors (3) 

CMLT 488 Genres (3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs A study of a 
recognized literary form, such as tragedy, epic, satire, 
literary criticism, comedy, tragicomedy, etc 

CMLT 489 Major Writers (3» 
Each semester two major writers from different cul- 
tures and languages will be studied Authors will be 
chosen on the basis of significant relationships of cul- 
tural and aesthetic contexts, analogies between their 
respective works, and the importance of each writer to 
his literary tradition. 

CMLT 498 Selected Topics in Comparative Studies 
(3) 

CMLT 600 Introduction to Critical Theory (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Introduction 
to the history' of critical theory, its place in contempo- 
rary textual and cultural studies, and several theoreti- 
cal schools of current significance. 

CMLT 601 Problems in Comparative Studies (3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. 

CMLT 610 Folklore in Literature (3) 

CMLT 639 Studies in the Renaissance (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits. 

CMLT 649 Studies in Eighteenth Century 
Literature (3) 

Repeatable to 9 credits. Studies in eighteenth century 
literature: as announced. 

CMLT 658 Studies in Romanticism (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits. Studies in romanticism: as 
announced. 

CMLT 679 Topics in Comparative Studies (3) 
Repeatable to 9 credits. Seminar in modern and con- 
temporary literature: as announced. 

CMLT 681 Literary Criticism: Ancient and 
Medieval (3) 

CMLT 682 Literary Criticism: Renaissance and 
Modern (3) 

CMLT 699 Independent Study (1-6) 
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable to 
9 credits if content differs. Research and writing on 
specific readings on a topic selected by the student 
which is approved and supervised by a faculty member. 



< Mil ~SH 1'r.n liium in ( nmparaliM Studies 
(1-Al 

tiute permission of department. Repeatable to 
2D i reditl it content differs. Practical professional 
training for individuals and groups of students in 
supervised scliiriL's 

(Ml I 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

CMLT 801 Seminar in Themes and Types (3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department 

CMLT 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (l-8i 

CMSC — Computer Science 

CMSC 400 Introduction to Computer Systems and 
Software (3) 

Prerequisite: MATH 141 and experience with a high- 
level programming language and (graduate standing 
or permission of department). Assembly language and 
instruction execution for Yon Neumann Architectures. 
Records, arrays, pointers, parameters, and recursive 
procedures. I/O structures and interrupt handling. 
Finite state automata. Course is intended primarily for 
graduate students in other disciplines. CMSC 400 may 
not not be counted for credit in the graduate or under- 
graduate program in computer science. 

CMSC 411 Computer Systems Architecture (3) 

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in CMSC 311 
and CMSC 330; or CMSC 400; and permission of 
department: or CMSC graduate student. Input/output 
processors and techniques. Intra-system communica- 
tion, buses, caches. Addressing and memory hierar- 
chies. Microprogramming, parallelism, and pipelining 

CMSC 412 Operating Systems (4) 
Three hours of lecture and too hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisites: (a grade of C or better in 
CMSC 311 and CMSC 330) or a grade of C or better 
in CMSC 400; and permission of department; or 
CMSC graduate student. An introduction to batch sys- 
tems, spooling systems, and third-generation multi- 
programming systems. Description of the parts of an 
operating system in terms of function, structure, and 
implementation. Basic resource allocation policies. 

CMSC 415 Systems Programming (3) 
Prerequisites: CMSC 412 with a grade ofCor better; 
and permission of department: or CMSC graduate 
student. Basic algorithms of operating system soft- 
ware Memory management using linkage editors and 
loaders, dynamic relocation with base registers, pag- 
ing. File systems and input/output control. Processor 
allocation for multiprogramming, timesharing. 
Emphasis on practical systems programming, includ- 
ing projects such as a simple linkage editor, a stand- 
alone executive, a file system, etc. 



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CMSC 417 Computer Networks (3) 

Prerequisites: (CMSC 113 or CMSC 214) with a 
grade of C or better; and CMSC 251 with a grade of 
C or better. Computer networks and architectures. The 
OSI model including discussion and examples of vari- 
ous network layers. A general introduction to existing 
network protocols. Communication protocol specifi- 
cation, analysis, and testing. 

CMSC 420 Data Structures (3) 

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in CMSC 330 or 
CMSC 400; and permission of department; or CMSC 
graduate student. Description, properties, and storage 
allocation of data structures including lists and trees. 
Algorithms for manipulating structures. Applications 
from areas such as data processing, information 
retrieval, symbol manipulation, and operating 
systems. 

CMSC 421 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 

(3) 

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in CMSC 251 
and CMSC 330; and permission of department; or 
CMSC graduate student. Recommended: CMSC 420. 
Areas and issues in artificial intelligence, including 
search, inference, knowledge representation, learning, 
vision, natural languages, expert systems, robotics. 
Implementation and application of programming lan- 
guages (e.g. LISP, PROLOG, SMALLTALK), pro- 
gramming techniques (e.g. pattern matching, discrimi- 
nation networks) and control structures (e.g. agendas, 
data dependencies). 

CMSC 422 Programming Robots (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisites: (CMSC 113 or CMSC 214) with 
a grade of C or better and permission of department. 
An examination of programming issues involved in 
creating autonomous robots, which can interact with 
their environments in "intelligent" ways. Topics 
include traditional robotics, behavior-based robotics, 
sensor processing, sensor-based control, programming 
robotic behaviors. Team programming project. Note: 
Not for credit in graduate program for computer 



CMSC 424 Database Design (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 420 with a grade of C or better; 
and permission of department; or CMSC graduate 
student. Recommended: CMSC 450. Motivation for 
the database approach as a mechanism for modeling 
the real world. Review of the three popular data mod- 
els: relational, network, and hierarchical. Comparison 
of permissible structures, integrity constraints, storage 
strategies, and query facilities. Theory of database 
design logic. 



CMSC 426 Image Processing (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 420 and permission of depart- 
ment; or CMSC graduate student. An introduction to 
basic techniques of analysis and manipulation of pic- 
torial data by computer. Image input/output devices, 
image processing software, enhancement, segmenta- 
tion, property measurement, Fourier analysis. Com- 
puter encoding, processing, and analysis of curves. 

CMSC 427 Computer Graphics (3) 

Prerequisites: MATH 240; and a grade of C or better 
in CMSC 420. An introduction to the principles of 
computer graphics. Includes an introduction to graph- 
ics displays and systems. Introduction to the mathe- 
matics of affine and projective transformations, per- 
spective, curve and surface modeling, algorithms for 
hidden-surface removal, color models, methods for 
modeling illumination, shading, and reflection. 

CMSC 430 Theory of Language Translation (3) 

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in CMSC 330 or 
CMSC 400; and permission of department; or CMSC 
graduate student. Formal translation of programming 
languages, program syntax and semantics. Finite state 
recognizers and regular grammers. Context-free pars- 
ing techniques such as recursive descent, precedence, 
LL(k) and LR(k). Code generation, improvement, 
syntax-directed translation schema. 

CMSC 434 Human Factors in Computer and 
Information Systems (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 330 with a grade of C or better 
and PSYC 100 and STAT 400 and permission of 
department; or CMSC graduate student. Human fac- 
tors issues in the development of software, the use of 
database systems, and the design of interactive sys- 
tems. Science base (theories, models, usability stud- 
ies, and controlled experimentation), and software 
engineering with user interface development environ- 
ments. Issues include: programming and command 
languages; menus, forms, and direct manipulation; 
graphical user interfaces, computer-supported cooper- 
ative work, information search and visualization; 
input/output devices; and display design. 

CMSC 435 Software Design and Development (3) 

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in CMSC 420 
and CMSC 430; and permission of department; or 
CMSC graduate student. State-of-the-art techniques in 
software design and development. Laboratory experi- 
ence in applying the techniques covered. Structured 
design, structured programming, top-down design and 
development, segmentation and modularization tech- 
niques, iterative enhancement, design and code 
inspection techniques, correctness, and chief-program- 
mer teams. The development of a large software 
project. 



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CMSC 450 Logic for Computer Science (3) 

Prerequisites {CMSC 251 and MATH 141) with 
grade oj C or better and permission o) department; ot 
CMSC graduate student. Also offered as MATH 450. 
Credit will be granted for only cue oj the following: 
MATH 445 or ( MS( ' 450/MATH 450 Elementary 
development ofpropositional and first-order logic 
accessible to the advanced undergraduate computer 
science student, including the resolution method in 
propositional logic and Herbrand's Unsatisfiability 
Theorem in first-order logic. Included are the con- 
cepts of truth, interpretation, validity, provability, 
soundness, completeness, incompleteness, decidability 
and semi-decidability. 

CMSC 451 Design and Analysis of Computer 
Algorithms (3) 

Prerequisites: (CMSC 113 or CMSC 214) with a grade 
of C or better and CMSC 251 with a C or better. Fun- 
damental techniques for designing and analyzing com- 
puter algorithms. Greedy methods, divide-and-conquer 
techniques, search and traversal techniques, dynamic 
programming, backtracking methods, branch-and- 
bound methods, and algebraic transformations. 

CMSC 452 Elementary Theory of Computation (3) 

Prerequisites: (CMSC 113 or CMSC 214) with a 
grade of C or better; CMSC 251 with a grade of C or 
better. Alternative theoretical models of computation, 
types of automata, and their relations to formal gram- 
mars and languages. 

CMSC 456 Data Encryption and Security (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 420 with a grade of C or better; 
and permission of department; or CMSC graduate 
student. Recommended: CMSC 451. Methods of pro- 
tecting computer data from unauthorized use and 
users by data encryption and by access and informa- 
tion controls. Classical cryptographic systems. Intro- 
duction to several modern systems such as data 
encryption standard and public-key cryptosystems. 

CMSC 460 Computational Methods (3) 

Prerequisites: (a grade of C or better in MATH 240 
and MATH 241}; and {CMSC 110 or CMSC 113}; 
and permission of department; or CMSC graduate 
student. Also offered as MAPL 460. Credit will be 
granted for only one of the following: CMSC/MAPL 
460 or CMSC/MAPL 466. Basic computational meth- 
ods for interpolation, least squares, approximation, 
numerical quadrature, numerical solution of polyno- 
mial and transcendental equations, systems of linear 
equations and initial value problems for ordinary dif- 
ferential equations. Emphasis on methods and their 
computational properties rather than their analytic 
aspects. Intended primarily for students in the physi- 
cal and engineering sciences. 



< \1S( 4o<> Introduction to Numerical Analysis I 

(3) 

Prerequisites: fa grade oj < ' or better in MATH 240 
and MATH 241). and /CMSC 111) or CMSC 113}; 
and permission oj department; or CMSC graduate 
student. Also offered as AM/7. 466 Credit will be 

granted for Only one oj the following: CMSC/MAPL 
460 or CMSC/MAPL466 Floating point computa- 
tions, direct methods for linear systems, interpolation, 
solution of nonlinear equations. 

CMSC 467 Introduction to Numerical Analysis II 

(3) 

Prerequisite: MAPL/CMSC 466 with a grade of C or 
better; and permission of department; or CMSC grad- 
uate student. Also offered as MAPL 467. Credit will 
be granted for only one of the following: CMSC 467 
or MAPL 467. Advanced interpolation, linear least 
squares, eigenvalue problems, ordinary differential 
equations, fast Fourier transforms. 

CMSC 475 Combinatorics and Graph Theory (3) 

Prerequisites: MATH 240 and MATH 241; and per- 
mission of department; or CMSC graduate student. 
Also offered as MATH 475. General enumeration 
methods, difference equations, generating functions. 
Elements of graph theory, matrix representations of 
graphs, applications of graph theory to transport net- 
works, matching theory and graphical algorithms. 

CMSC 477 Optimization (3) 
Prerequisites: (CMSC/MAPL 460. or CMSC/MAPL 
466. or CMSC/MAPL 467) with a grade of Cor bet- 
ter; and permission of department; or CMSC gradu- 
ate student. Also offered as MAPL 477. Credit will be 
granted for only one of the following: CMSC 477 or 
MAPL 477. Linear programming including the sim- 
plex algorithm and dual linear programs; convex sets 
and elements of convex programming; combinatorial 
optimization, integer programming. 

CMSC 498 Special Problems in Computer Science 

(1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. An individu- 
alized course designed to allow a student or students 
to pursue a specialized topic or project under the 
supervision of the senior staff. Credit according to 
work done. 

CMSC 612 Computer Systems Theory (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 411; and CMSC 412; and STAT 
400. Basic theoretical results in computer systems, 
including synthetic models of system structure, ana- 
lytical (probabilistic) models of system structure, 
analysis of computer system mechanisms, analysis of 
operating system mechanisms, and analysis of 
resource allocation policies. 



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CMSC 615 Advanced Computer Architecture (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 4/1 and CMSC 412 or equiva- 
lent. An overview of advanced processor architec- 
tures, I/O subsystems, multiprocessor architectures 
and high performance networking. Pipelining, instruc- 
tion scheduling, branch processing, out of order exe- 
cution, dealing with dependencies. Principles of mem- 
ory hierarchy design including design of multi-level 
caches and virtual memory systems. Multiprocessor 
design issues including managing a multiprocessor 
memory hierarchy: tolerating and avoiding latency. 
High Performance Networking including treatment of 
multiprocessor networks, high performance local and 
wide area networks. Design and modeling of disks, 
disk caches. Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks 
(RAID) devices, parallel I/O subsystems, parallel file 
systems, and Flash memory. 

CMSC 620 Problem Solving Methods in Artificial 
Intelligence (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 421 or permission of instructor. 
A formal presentation, based in logic and mathemat- 
ics, of some fundamental approaches developed in the 
field of artificial intelligence to representing knowl- 
edge, solving complex problems; planning and rea- 
soning in well-defined and uncertain domains. Three 
basic topics: state space search, problem reduction, 
and theorem proving. 

CMSC 624 Database Systems Implementation (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 424 or permission of instructor. 
Study of techniques for building traditional, relational 
database systems. Focuses on performance and relia- 
bility considerations and highlights the interdependen- 
cies among the choices facing the system implemen- 
tor. Topics include: database management system 
architecture, disk and memory management, access 
paths and indexes, concurrency control, crash recov- 
ery, query execution, query optimization, and bench- 
marking. A semester-long project involves construct- 
ing a small relational database system that 
incorporates many of the techniques studied. 

CMSC 630 Theory of Programming Languages (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 430. Contemporary topics in the 
theory of programming languages. Formal specifica- 
tion and program correctness. Axiomatic proof sys- 
tems (both Floyd-Hoare and Dijkstra's predicate 
transformers). Mills' functional correctness approach, 
abstract data types (both abstract model and algebraic 
specifications), and Scott-style denotational semantics 
based on least fixed points. 

CMSC 631 Program Analysis and Understanding 

(3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 430 or equivalent. Techniques 
for static analysis of source code and modern pro- 
gramming paradigms. Analysis techniques: data flow 
analysis, program dependence graphs, program 



slicing, abstract interpretation. The meaning of pro- 
grams: denotational semantics, partial evaluation. 
Advanced treatment of abstraction mechanisms: poly- 
morphic types, operation overloading, inheritance, 
object-oriented programming and ML-like program- 
ming languages. 

CMSC 650 Theory of Computing (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 452. Formal treatment of theoret- 
ical models of computation, computable and uncom- 
putable functions, unsolvable decision problems, and 
computational complexity. 

CMSC 651 Analysis of Algorithms (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 451. Efficiency of algorithms, 
orders of magnitude, recurrence relations, lower- 
bound techniques, time and space resources, NP-com- 
plete problems, polynomial hierarchies, and approxi- 
mation algorithms. Sorting, searching, set 
manipulation, graph theory, matrix multiplication, fast 
Fourier transform, pattern matching, and integer and 
polynomial arithmetic. 

CMSC 666 Numerical Analysis I (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC/MAPL 466; and MATH 410. 
Also offered as MAPL 666. Iterative methods for lin- 
ear systems, piecewise interpolation, eigenvalue prob- 
lems, numerical integration. 

CMSC 667 Numerical Analysis II (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC/MAPL 666. Also offered as 
MAPL 667. Nonlinear systems of equations, ordinary 
differential equations, boundary value problems. 

CMSC 710 Performance Evaluation of Computer 
Systems (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 412, MATH 141. and STAT 400 
or equivalent. Performance evaluation methodologies. 
Methods for evaluating computer/communication sys- 
tems. Analytical modeling using queueing theoretic 
approach. Simulation for performance evaluation. 
Applying theoretical methods by modeling computer 
system components. Case studies using analytical and 
simulation techniques. 

CMSC 711 Computer Networks (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 412 or equivalent. Priciples, 
design, and performance evaluation of computer net- 
works. Network architectures including the ISO 
model and local area networks (LANs). Communica- 
tion protocols and network topology. 

CMSC 712 Distributed Algorithms and 
Verification (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 612 or equivalent. Study of algo- 
rithms from the distributed and concurrent systems lit- 
erature. Formal approach to specifying, verifying, and 
deriving such algorithms. Areas selected from mutual 
exclusion, resource allocation, quiescence detection. 



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election, Byzantine agreements, routing, network pro- 
tocols, and fault-tolcrence. Formal approaches will 
handle system specification and verification of safety, 
liveneSS, and real dme properties 

CMSC 720 Logic for Problem Solving (3) 
/'/( n quisite. CMSC 620. Logic programming and its 
use in problem solving, natural language recognition 
and parsing, and robotics. The PROLOG language. 
Meta-level and parallel logic programming. Expert 
systems. Term project in logic programming. 

CMSC 721 Nonmonotonic Reasoning (3> 
Prerequisite: CMSC 620 or permission of instructor 
Survey of the major standard formalisms for nonmo- 
notonic reasoning (e.g. circumscription, default logic) 
and examination of current research issues. 

CMSC 722 Artificial Intelligence Planning (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 620 or permission of instructor. 
Automated planning of actions to accomplish some 
desired goals. Basic algorithms, important systems, 
and new directions in the field of artificial intelligence 
planning systems. 

CMSC 723 Natural Language Processing (3) 
This course is designed to both provide a review of the 
past work in the field of natural language processing 
and to examine the key issues involved in getting a 
computer to handle neutral language input. The topics 
to be covered include syntax, semantics, pragmatics, 
and the lexicon. The course will deal solely with textu- 
al input — speech recognition will not be included. 

CMSC 724 Database Management Systems (3) 
Prerequisite: CMSC 624 or permission of instructor. 
Theoretical and implementation issues in advanced 
database systems. Topics include distributed data- 
bases, parallel databases, database client-server archi- 
tectures, multimedia access methods, advanced query 
optimization techniques, data semantics and models, 
object-oriented databases, and deductive and expert 
database systems. 

CMSC 725 Geographical Information Systems and 
Spatial Databases (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 420 and CMSC 424; or permis- 
sion of instructor. Topics in geographic information 
systems and spatial databases. Integrates related 
results from databases, cartography, geography, com- 
puter graphics, file access methods, computational 
geometry, image processing, data structures, and pro- 
gramming languages. Topics include: cartographic 
modeling, principles of cartography, methods from 
computational geometry, principles of spatial data- 
bases, access methods, and spatial data structures. The 
architecture of some existing spatial databases and 
geographic information systems will be examined in 
greater detail. 



( AW 72f> Mai bine Learning (3) 

Prerequisites CMS( '<2o and an undergraduate 
course in elementary probability/statistics, or permis- 
sion oj instructor Review and analysis of both tradi- 
tional symbol processing methods and genetic algo- 
rithms as approaches to machine learning (Neural 
network learning methods are covered in CMSC 727) 
Topics include induction of decision trees and rules, 
version spaces, candidate elimination algorithm, 
exemplar-based learning, evolution under natural 
selection of problem-solving algorithms, system 
assessment, and comparative studies. 

CMSC 727 Neural Modeling (3) 
Prerequisite: CMSC 421 or equivalent; or permission 
of instructor. Undergraduate calculus, linear algebra, 
and elementary probability and statistics are assumed. 
Fundamental methods of neural modeling. Surveys 
historical development and recent research results 
from both the computational and dynamical systems 
perspective. Logical neurons, perceptrons, linear adap- 
tive networks, attractor neural networks, competitive 
activation methods, error back-propagation, self-orga- 
nizing maps, and related topics. Applications in artifi- 
cial intelligence, cognitive science, and neuroscience. 

CMSC 733 Computer Processing of Pictorial 
Information (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 420. Input, output, and storage of 
pictorial information. Pictures as information sources, 
efficient encoding, sampling, quantization, approxi- 
mation. Position-invariant operations on pictures, 
digital and optical implementations, the pax language, 
applications to matched and spatial frequency filter- 
ing. Picture quality, image enhancement and image 
restoration. Picture properties and pictorial pattern 
recognition. Processing of complex pictures; figure 
extraction, properties of figures. Data structures for 
pictures description and manipulation: picture lan- 
guages. Graphics systems for alphanumeric and other 
symbols, line drawings of two- and three-dimensional 
objects, cartoons and movies. 

CMSC 735 A Quantitative Approach to Software 
Management and Engineering (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 435; and STAT 400 or permis- 
sion of instructor. Introduction to the fundamental 
ideas for measuring and evaluating the software devel- 
opment process and product. Types of models and 
metrics currently in use. Paradigms for using practical 
measurement for managing and engineering the soft- 
ware development and maintenance process: evaluat- 
ing software methods and tools: and improving pro- 
ductivity, quality and the effective use of methodology. 

CMSC 750 Advanced Theory of Computation (3) 
Prerequisite: CMSC 650. Continuation of CMSC 650. 
Relevant results and techniques from recursive func- 
tion theory such as priority arguments. Current 



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research topics in the foundation of computing, such 
as inductive inference and polynomial terseness. 

CMSC 751 Parallel Algorithms (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 451 or equivalent. A presentation 
of the theory of parallel computers and parallel pro- 
cessing. Models of parallel processing and the rela- 
tionships between these models. Techniques for the 
design and analysis of efficient parallel algorithms 
including parallel prefix, searching, sorting, graph 
problems, and algebraic problems. Theoretical limits 
of parallelism, inherently sequential problems, and the 
theory of P-completeness. 

CMSC 752 Concrete Complexity (3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC 451 or CMSC 650 or permission 
of instructor. The study of upper and lower bounds on 
concrete models of computation such as decision trees 
and circuits. Concrete problems such as sorting, selec- 
tion and parity are considered. 

CMSC 753 Mathematical Linguistics (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC 650 and STAT 400. Introductory 
course on applications of mathematics to linguistics. 
Elementary ideas in phonology, grammar and seman- 
tics. Automata, formal grammars and languages. 
Chomsky's theory of transformational grammars, 
Yngve's depth hypothesis and syntactic complexity. 
Markov-chain models of word and sentence genera- 
tion, Shannon's information theory Carnap and Bar- 
Hillel's semantic theory, lexicostatistics and stylosta- 
tistics, Zipf's law of frequency and Mandelbrot's rank 
hypothesis. Mathematical models as theoretical foun- 
dation for computational linguistics. 

CMSC 754 Computational Geometry (3) 

Prerequisites: (CMSC 420 and CMSC 451} or per- 
mission of instructor. Introduction to algorithms and 
data structures for computational problems in discrete 
geometry (for points, lines, and polygons) primarily in 
two and three dimensions. Topics include triangula- 
tions and planar subdivisions, geometric search and 
intersection, convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams, Delau- 
nay triangulations, line arrangements, visibility, and 
motion planning. 

CMSC 760 Advanced Linear Numerical Analysis 

(3) 

Prerequisite: CMSC/MAPL 666 or permission of 
instructor. Also offered as MAPL 600. Formerly 
CMSC 770. Advanced topics in numerical linear alge- 
bra, such as dense eigenvalue problems, sparse elimi- 
nation, iterative methods, and other topics. 

CMSC 762 Numerical Solution of Nonlinear 
Equations (3) 

Prerequisites: CMSC/MAPL 666; and CMSC/MAPL 
667 or permission of instructor. Also offered as MAPL 
604. Formerly CMSC 772. Numerical solution of 



nonlinear equations in one and several variables. Exis- 
tence questions. Minimization methods. Selected 
applications. 

CMSC 798 Graduate Seminar in Computer 
Science (1-3) 

CMSC 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

CMSC 818 Advanced Topics in Computer Systems 

(1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable for 
credit. Advanced topics selected by the faculty from 
the literature of computer systems to suit the interest 
and background of students. 

CMSC 828 Advanced Topics in Information 
Processing (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable for 
credit. Advanced topics selected by the faculty from 
the literature of information processing to suit the 
interest and background of students. 

CMSC 838 Advanced Topics in Programming 
Languages (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable for 
credit. Advanced topics selected by faculty from the 
literature of programming languages to suit the inter- 
est and background of students. 

CMSC 858 Advanced Topics in Theory of 
Computing (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable for 
credit. Advanced topics selected by the faculty from 
the literature of theory of computing to suit the inter- 
est and background of students. 

CMSC 878 Advanced Topics in Numerical 
Methods (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable for 
credit. Advanced topics selected by the faculty from 
the literature of numerical methods to suit the interest 
and background of students. 

CMSC 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

CONS— Sustainable 
Development & Conservation 
Biology 

CONS 608 Seminar in Sustainable Development 
and Conservation Biology (1-4) 
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Special top- 
ics and current literature in conservation biology and 
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CONS 609 Special Topics in Conservation Biology 

(1-3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Lectures, 

experimental courses and other special instructions in 

various subjects in conservation biology. 

CONS 670 Conservation Biology (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Single species 
conservation theory and practice: population viability 
assessment, conservation genetics and demography, 
metapopulations, reintroduction and conservation 
education. 

CONS 680 Problem Solving in 
Conservation/Development (4) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Students will 
be exposed to current problems in conservation/devel- 
opment through great lectures, field trips, interviews 
and appropriate literature. Working in teams, students 
will formulate recommendations based on a synthesis 
of biological, economic and policy considerations. 

CONS 799 Masters Thesis Research (1-4) 
Prerequisite: completion of three of the required core 
courses. For CONS majors only. Repeatable to 4 
credits if content differs. 

DANC— Dance 

DANC 410 Technical Theater Production for 
Dance (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: DANC 210 or equivalent (or per- 
mission of department). A study of the theoretical 
principles of production and the practical application 
of those principles to the presentation of dance works. 

DANC 411 Dance Management and 
Administration (3) 

Principles of dance management and administration, 
including organization of touring, bookings, budgets, 
public relations, grantsmanship and audience 
development. 

DANC 428 Advanced Ballet Technique I (1) 

Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 
DANC329 or audition. Repeatable to 3 credits. 
Advanced ballet technique with emphasis on physical 
and expressive skills. 

DANC 429 Advanced Ballet Technique II (1) 

Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 
DANC 428. Repeatable to 3 credits. Intensive work in 
ballet technique for the professionally-oriented dancer. 

DANC 448 Modern Dance V for Majors (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 349 or audition. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Complex phrases of modern dance move- 
ment with emphasis on articulation and expression. 



DANC 449 Modern Dance VI for Majors (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 448 or audition. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Continuation of DANC 448. 

DANC 466 Laban Movement Analysis (3) 

Introduction to Rudolf Laban 's system of qualitative 
movement analysis in relation to understanding per- 
sonal movement style. Application to dance perfor- 
mance, teaching, composition and research. 

DANC 468 Modern Repertory (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 349 or permission of department. 
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Form, con- 
tent, music, design and performance of modern dance 
works. 

DANC 471 Movement Behavior (3) 

The social psychology of movement; reciprocity of 
physical and emotional behavior. 

DANC 479 Advanced Practicum in Dance (1-3) 
Repeatable to 6 credits. Advanced level performing 
experience for the student dancer who has developed 
an advanced professional level of competence. 

DANC 482 History of Dance I (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 200. The development of dance 
from primitive times to the Middle Ages and the rela- 
tionship of dance forms to patterns of culture. 

DANC 483 History of Dance II (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 200. The development of dance 
from the Renaissance period to the present time and 
the relationship of dance forms to patterns of culture. 

DANC 485 Seminar in Dance (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 483. Senior standing. For DANC 
majors only. Formerly DANC 484. Individual research 
leading to a presentation with written documentation 
of the process, serving as a culmination of undergrad- 
uate study for dance majors. 

DANC 489 Special Topics in Dance (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Theoretical, choreographic, 
pedagogic, or performance study. 

DANC 499 Practicum in Choreography, 
Production and Performance IV (1-6) 

Prerequisite: permission of permission of department. 
Repeatable to 6 credits. Advanced workshop in dance 
presentation, including performing, production and 
planned field experiences. 

DANC 600 Introduction to Graduate Studies in 
Dance (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Supervised 
writing of reports and articles on selected dance sub- 
jects. Study of library resources and interviewing 



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techniques. Preparation for written documentation of 
thesis project. 

DANC 608 Choreography for Groups (3) 

One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: DANC 388 or equivalent. Repeat- 
able to 6 credits. An advanced course in the develop- 
ment of choreographic ideas for groups emphasizing 
the exploration of different approaches to choreo- 
graphic form. 

DANC 610 Workshop in the Direction of Dance 
Production (3) 

Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: DANC 410 or equivalent. A lec- 
ture/laboratory course dealing with the relationship of 
the director to all of the activities involved in the pre- 
sentation of a dance concert. 

DANC 648 Advanced Modern Dance Technique I 

(2) 

Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 

DANC 449 or equivalent. Repeatable to 6 credits. 

Professional level training in contemporary dance 

techniques. 

DANC 649 Advanced Modern Dance Technique II 

(2) 

Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 
DANC 648 or equivalent. Repeatable to 6 credits. A 
continuation of DANC 648. 

DANC 679 Graduate Dance Performance (1-3) 
One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: permission of department. 
Repeatable to 6 credits. An advanced performance 
course focusing on the restagings from noted scores 
of the choreographic works of significant artists in the 
field. 

DANC 698 Independent Study in Dance (1-3) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Directed independent study in theoretical 
topics. 

DANC 708 Advanced Seminar in Choreography 
(1-3) 

One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per 
week. Prerequisite: DANC 608 or permission of 
department. Repeatable to 6 credits. 

DANC 779 Master's Tutorial for Performance 

(1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Supervised performance experience for 
advanced dancers. 

DANC 782 Historical Perspectives in Dance (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 483 or equivalent. An advanced 
survey of the development of thearetical dance in the 



Western world with a special emphasis on the rela- 
tionship between dance and other performing arts. 

DANC 783 Current Trends in Dance (3) 

Prerequisite: DANC 483 or equivalent. A survey of 
current trends in dance with an emphasis on develop- 
ments in the United States covering choreographic 
and performance practice, theory and criticism, educa- 
tion, economics, and the mass media. 

DANC 788 Master's Tutorial for Choreography 

(1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits. Supervised production and presentation of a 
significant choreographic project. 

DANC 799 Master's Thesis Project (1-6) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. 

ECON — Economics 

ECON 402 Macroeconomic Models and 
Forecasting (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 305 or ECON 405. Analysis of 
the fluctuations in economic activity and the formula- 
tion and use of forecasting models of the economy. 
Illustrations of computer macro models and forecast- 
ing problems. 

ECON 407 Advanced Macroeconomics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 305. An in-depth analysis of cur- 
rent issues in macroeconomic theory and policy. Top- 
ics covered include: 1. alternative perspectives on 
macroeconomics including monetarism, new classical 
equilibrium models, rational expectations, and real 
business cycle models; 2. long term growth, the slow- 
down in productivity growth, and concerns about U.S. 
competitiveness; 3. the effectiveness of macroeco- 
nomic policy in an open economy; 4. the effects of 
finance on the real sector. 

ECON 410 Comparative Institutional Economics 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Determinants of institutional 
arrangements and the economic consequences of 
those arrangements for economic growth using trans- 
action costs economics, the new institutional econom- 
ics, "and elementary game theory. Historical emer- 
gence of market institutions and nonpredatory 
governments in Europe and Japan, and the policy suc- 
cesses and failures of less-developed countries today. 

ECON 413 Information and Markets (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Presents advanced micro- 
economic theory, concentrating on how information 
affects exchange and market outcomes, including 
insurance, signalling, reputations, and incentive con- 
tracts. Studies applications to various markets and 
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ECON 414 (lame Theory (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 306 and (MATH 220 or MATH 
140), Credit will be granted for only one of the fol- 
lowing: ECON 414 or ECON 417. Formerly ECON 
417. Studies the competitive and cooperative behavior 
that results when several parties with conflicting inter- 
ests must work together. Learn how to use game theo- 
ry to analyze situations of potential conflict. Applica- 
tions are drawn from economics, business, and 
political science. 

ECON 415 Strategic Behavior and Incentives (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 414 or permission of department. 
Most decisions are not made in isolation, but involve 
interaction with others. Applies the foundations of 
game theory learned in ECON 414 to several impor- 
tant topics in business and economics. Emphasis is on 
topics of practical importance: negotiation, markets 
with few participants, pricing and incentives. 

ECON 416 Theory of Economic Development (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 305 or ECON 405. Credit will be 
granted for only one of the following: ECON 315 or 
ECON 416. Economic theory of the developing 
nations; role of innovation, capital formation, 
resources, institutions, trade and exchange rates, and 
governmental policies. 

ECON 418 Economic Development of Selected 
Areas (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 315 or ECON 416. Institutional 
characteristics of a specific area are discussed and 
alternate strategies and policies for development are 
analyzed. 

ECON 422 Quantitative Methods in Economics I 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 201; and ECON 203: and 
(ECON 321 or BMGT230:} or permission of depart- 
ment. Emphasizes the interaction between economic 
problems and the assumptions employed in statistical 
theory. Formulation, estimation, and testing of eco- 
nomic models, including single variable and multiple 
variable regression techniques, theory of identifica- 
tion, and issues relating to inference. Independent 
work relating the material in the course to an econom- 
ic problem chosen by the student is required. 

ECON 423 Quantitative Methods in Economics II 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 422. Interaction between eco- 
nomic problems and specification and estimation of 
econometric models. Topics include issues of autocor- 
relation, heteroscedasticity, functional form, simulta- 
neous equation models, and qualitative choice models. 

ECON 424 Computer Methods in Economics (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 201; and ECON 203; and 
(ECON 321 or BMGT230). Computer modelling of 



economic problems, including household and firm 
behavior, macroeconomic relationships, statistical 
models of economy, and simulation models. 

ECON 425 Mathematical Economics (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 305 or ECON 405. and ECON 
306 or ECON 406, and MATH 220 or equivalent. 
Mathematical developments of theory of household 
and firm, general equilibrium and welfare economics, 
market imperfections, and role of information. 

ECON 430 Money and Banking (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 203. Credit will 
be granted for only one of the following: ECON 430 
or ECON 431. The structure of financial institutions 
and their role in the provision of money and near 
money. Analysis of the Federal Reserve System, the 
techniques of central banks, and the control of supply 
of financial assets in stabilization policy. Relationship 
of money and credit to economic activity and the 
price level. 

ECON 431 Theory of Money, Prices and Economic 
Activity (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 305 or ECON 405. Credit will be 
granted for only one of the following: ECON 430 or 
ECON 431. Monetary theory and the role of money, 
financial institutions and interest rates in macro mod- 
els. Analysis of money demand and supply and of the 
Monetarist-Keynesian debate as they affect inflation 
and stabilization policy. 

ECON 440 International Economics (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 203. Credit will 
be granted for only one of the following: ECON 440 
or ECON 441. A description of international trade and 
the analysis of international transactions, exchange 
rates, and balance of payments. Analysis of policies of 
protection, devaluation, and exchange rate stabiliza- 
tion and their consequences. 

ECON 441 Theory of International Economics (3) 
Prerequisite: ECON 305 or ECON 405; and ECON 
306 or ECON 406. Credit will be granted for only one 
of the following: ECON 440 or ECON 441. Theoreti- 
cal treatment of international trade and international 
finance. Includes Ricardian and Heckscher-Ohlin the- 
ories of comparative advantage, analysis of tariffs and 
other trade barriers, international factor mobility, bal- 
ance of payments adjustments, exchange rate determi- 
nation, and fiscal and monetary policy in an open 
economy. 

ECON 450 Introduction to Public Sector 
Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: (ECON 201; and ECON 203} or ECON 
205. Credit will be granted for only one of the follow- 
ing: ECON 450 or ECON 454. The role of federal, 
state, and local governments in meeting public wants. 



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Analysis of theories of taxation, public expenditures, 
government budgeting, benefit-cost analysis and 
income redistribution, and their policy applications. 

ECON 451 Public Choice and Public Policy (3) 

Prerequisite: (ECON 201; and ECON 203}, or ECON 
205. Analysis of collective decision making, econom- 
ic models of government, program budgeting, and 
policy implementation, emphasis on models of public 
choice and institutions which affect decision making. 

ECON 454 Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal 
Federalism (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306 or ECON 406. Credit will be 
granted for only one of the following: ECON 450 or 
ECON 454. Study of welfare economics and the theo- 
ry of public goods, taxation, public expenditures, ben- 
efit-cost analysis, and state and local finance. Applica- 
tions of theory to current policy issues. 

ECON 456 Law and Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Relationship of the 
exchange process to the system of institutions and 
rules that society develops to carry out economic 
transactions. Topics covered include: Property rights; 
torts, negligence, and liability; contracts and 
exchanges; criminal control and enforcement; equity 
issues in the rule and market environment. 

ECON 460 Industrial Organization (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306 or ECON 406. Changing 
structure of the American economy; price policies in 
different industrial classifications of monopoly and 
competition in relation to problems of public policy. 

ECON 465 Health Care Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 203 or ECON 205. Analysis of 
health care, the organization of its delivery and 
financing. Access to care; the role of insurance; regu- 
lation of hospitals, physicians, and the drug industry; 
role of technology; and limits on health care spending. 

ECON 470 Theory of Labor Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 306. Credit will be granted for 
only one of the following: ECON 370 or ECON 470. 
An analytical treatment of theories of labor markets. 
Marginal productivity theory of labor demand; alloca- 
tion of time in household labor supply models; theory 
of human capital; earnings differentials; market struc- 
ture and the efficiency of labor markets; the role of 
trade unions; discrimination; and unemployment. 

ECON 471 Current Problems in Labor Economics 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 470 or permission of department. 
Emphasis on current policy issues. Topics include: the 
distribution of income; welfare reform and work 
incentives: employment and training programs; 
social insurance programs; unemployment policy; 



immigration, trade and labor market policy; interna- 
tional labor market comparisons; and the economics 
of human resource management. 

ECON 476 American Living Standards and 
Poverty (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 305 and ECON 321 or permis- 
sion of department. Also offered as PUAF 730. Post- 
World War II trends in U.S. living standards and 
income inequality. Areas studied include: industrial 
base, productivity, growth demographics, international 
competitiveness and the structure (and holders) of 
debt as they affect the level of U. S. income and 
income inequality. 

ECON 490 Survey of Urban Economic Problems 

and Policies (3) 

Prerequisites: {ECON 201 and ECON 203} or ECON 
205. An introduction to the study of urban economics 
through the examination of current policy issues. Top- 
ics may include suburbanization of jobs and resi- 
dences, housing and urban renewal, urban transporta- 
tion, development of new towns, ghetto economic 
development, problems in services such as education 
and police. 

ECON 600 Analytical Techniques for Economists 

(3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Vectors, 
matrices and determinants to model static equilibrium. 
Comparative statics using differential calculus. Prob- 
lems in microeconomics and macroeconomics involv- 
ing unconstrained optimization. Problems in micro- 
economics and macroeconomics involving 
constrained optimization. Economic dynamics using 
differential and difference equations, and Kuhn-Tuck- 
er Theory. 

ECON 601 Macroeconomic Analysis I (3) 

Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: ECON 600 or permission of 
department. Introductory technical treatment of stan- 
dard Keynesian, classical and new classical macroeco- 
nomic models. Expectations formation and microeco- 
nomic foundations of consumption, investment, 
money demand, and labor market behavior. 

ECON 602 Macroeconomic Analysis II (3) 

Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: ECON 601 or permission of 
department. Rational expectations: the Lucas critique, 
misperceptions, business cycles, and persistence; real 
business cycles; policy ineffectiveness and effective- 
ness; optimal policy rules and time inconsistency; 
efficient markets hypothesis. Unemployment theory: 
unemployment and wage behavior in fix-price mod- 
els, implicit contracts, and efficiency wage models; 
hysteresis. Theory of production; aggregation and 



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index number theory, capital theory; theory of eco- 
nomic growth and asociated measurement issues. 

ECON 603 Microeeonomic Analysis I (3) 

Three hours of lee lure and two hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: ECON 600 or permission of 
department. A detailed treatment of the theory of the 
consumer and of the firm, particularly emphasizing 
the duality approach. Topics include the household 
production model, imperfect competition, monopolis- 
tic and oligopolistic markets. 

ECON 604 Microeeonomic Analysis II (3) 

Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory 
per week. Prerequisite: ECON 603 or permission of 
department. Analysis of markets and market equilib- 
ria; the Arrow-Debreu model of general equilibrium, 
the two-sector model, welfare theorems, externalities, 
public goods, markets with incomplete and asymmet- 
ric information. 

ECON 606 History of Economic Thought (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 403 or permission of department. 
The classical economists, Adam Smith, David Ricar- 
do, and John Stuart Mill are studied in detail after a 
survey of their predecessors: Aristotle, Aquinas, the 
Mercantilists, Founders, and Physiocrats. Attention is 
given to methodological issues, including the meaning 
and validity of economic theories. 

ECON 607 Economic Theory in the Nineteenth 
Century (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 606 or permission of department. 
Economics of Karl Marx; neo-classical economics of 
Jevons, Menger, Walras, Pareto, Marshall, and J.B. 
Clark; Veblen, J.M. Keynes and Neo-Keynesian eco- 
nomics. Particular attention is given to Marx's capital 
and Keynes's general theory. Criteria for the validity 
of economic theories. 

ECON 611 Seminar in American Economic 
Development (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Selected top- 
ics in the long-term movements of the American 
economy. Quantitative studies of the growth of out- 
put; applications of econometric methods and eco- 
nomic theory to topics in American economic history. 

ECON 613 Origins and Development of 
Capitalism (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Advanced 
special students not permitted. Institutions and tech- 
nology shaping pre-capitalist economies: Archaic, 
Greek and Roman, Feudal, and Mercantile. Rise of 
the market system, national economies, and capital- 
ism. The nature of industrial society. Imperialism. 



ECON 615 Economic Development of Less- 
Developed Areas (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603 or permission of department. 
Analysis of the forces contributing to and retarding 
economic progress in less-developed areas Topics 
include the relationship of international trade to devel- 
opment, import-substituting and export-led industrial- 
ization, the effects of population growth on economic 
development, and the analysis of institutions and insti- 
tutional change in land tenure, finance, and labor 
markets. 

ECON 616 Seminar in Economic Development (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 615 or ECON 415. Current top- 
ics in economic development. Special emphasis on 
application of theory and research techniques to spe- 
cial problems or countries. 

ECON 621 Quantitative Methods I (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 600 or permission of department. 
Introduction to the theory and practice of statistical 
inference with emphasis on linear regression. Topics 
include: Ordinary least squares; measures of fit; 
Gauss-Markov Theorem; test of linear hypotheses; 
multi-colinearity; empirical applications which stress 
both computer usage and economic modelling. 

ECON 622 Quantitative Methods II (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 621 or permission of department. 
Generalized linear regression model and linear simul- 
taneous equation models. Topics include: Generalized 
least squares, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, 
seemingly unrelated regressions, pooling of cross sec- 
tion time series data; instrumental variable estimation; 
distributed lag models; autoregressive models; linear 
simultaneous equation models, identification and esti- 
mation; aspects of asymptotic distribution theory; 
empirical applications which stress both computer 
usage and economic modelling. 

ECON 623 Econometrics I (3) 

Formal treatment of the theory of probability and sta- 
tistics relevant for econometrics. Topics include: 
Probability; random variables; distribution and density 
functions; moment generating functions; distribution 
of functions of random variables; point and interval 
estimation; hypothesis testing; basic elements of com- 
puter usage. 

ECON 624 Econometrics II (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 623 or permission of department. 
Formal treatment of linear regression. Topics include: 
Ordinary least squares, algebraic and geometric prop- 
erties, small and large sample properties; measures of 
fit; Gauss-Markov Theorem; test of linear hypotheses; 
multicollinearity; empirical applications which stress 
both computer usage and economic modelling. 



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ECON 625 Quantitative Methods in Practice (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 621 or equivalent. Practical 
experience in applying quantitative methods to eco- 
nomic data using computers. Proficiency in tech- 
niques, creativity in model formulation, and judgment 
in model evaluation are stressed. 

ECON 626 Empirical Microeconomics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 622 or ECON 721 or permission 
of instructor. Empirical techniques that are particular- 
ly valuable in the analysis of microeconomic data. 
Topics include panel data, nonlinear optimization, 
limited dependent variables, truncated, censored, and 
selected samples, the analysis of natural experiments, 
and quantile regressions. 

ECON 627 Empirical Macroeconomics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 622 or ECON 72 J or permission 
of instructor. Empirical and computational techniques 
that are particularly valuable in macroeconomic 
research. Topics include a variety of methods of mod- 
elling time series data, ARIMA modelling, state-space 
representation and the Kalman filter, unit roots and 
cointegration, vector autoregressions (VAR), and 
autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (ARCH). 
The course will also look at Euler equation estimation 
using the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) 
and calibration of general equilibrium models. 

ECON 661 The Corporate Firm (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603, and ECON 662 or ECON 
624. The modern firm; review of the theory of profit; 
neoclassical and managerial theories of the firm. 
Decisions of the firm: investment, research and devel- 
opment, advertising, mergers; analysis of determi- 
nants and effects of these decisions. Theoretical and 
empirical studies of the firm. 

ECON 662 Industry Structure, Conduct, and 
Performance (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603, and ECON 622 or ECON 
624. Determinants of industry structures; structural 
effects on firm conduct and performance. Plant and 
firm economies of scale and their relation to concen- 
tration levels. Industry entry barriers; competitive, oli- 
gopolistic, and monopolistic pricing. Impact of con- 
centration, entry barriers, and other structure variables 
on prices and profits of the industry. Social cost of 
market power. 

ECON 663 Antitrust Policy and Regulation (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603; and ECON 622 or ECON 
624. U.S. antitrust policy after 1890; actual policies 
compared to theoretical policies to promote economic 
efficiency. Development of policy toward monopolies, 
cartels, mergers, and patents. Models of the regulatory 
process and empirical evidence. Studies of regulation 
of electricity, transportation, airlines, and other 



industries. Economics of product safety. Regulation of 
drugs, automobiles, food, and other products. 

ECON 681 Comparative Economic Systems and 
Economies in Transit ion (3) 

Theory and practice of economic systems with institu- 
tional structures differing markedly from those of 
decentralized market economies, especially focusing 
on the systems of the former Soviet-bloc. Approaches 
to systemic change, focusing on their empirical and 
theoretical underpinnings. Analysis of the experience 
of reforms in Eastern Europe. 

ECON 682 Topics in Economies in Transition (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 681. Comparative analysis of 
components of the transition process, focusing on lib- 
eralization, stabilization, privatization, the political 
economy of reforms, institutional development, etc. 
The patterns and determinants of changes in a variety 
of countries, especially Russia, China, and those in 
Eastern Europe. 

ECON 684 Seminar in Economic Development of 
the Soviet Union (3) 

Measurement and evaluation of Soviet economic 
growth; interpretation and use of Soviet statistics; 
planning and economic administration; manpower and 
wage policies; foreign trade and aid. Selected topics 
in Bloc development and reform. 

ECON 685 Institutions, Collective Choice, and 
Economic Performance (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603 or permission of instructor. 
Analyze the basic institutions of societies, especially 
those that undergird market economies. Focus on fun- 
damental change such as: the transition from commu- 
nism to a market economy, the industrialization of 
less-developed societies, and agricultural and industri- 
al revolutions. 

ECON 698 Selected Topics in Economics (3) 

ECON 700 Applied Economic Theory (3) 

Applied economic theory designed primarily for mas- 
ter's degree students. Topics from microeconomic and 
macroeconomic theory, including applied welfare eco- 
nomics, consumer surplus, public goods and externali- 
ties, investment theory, economic growth, and a 
review of IS-LM analysis. 

ECON 701 Advanced Macroeconomics I (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 601; and ECON 602. Recent 
developments in macroeconomics with an emphasis 
on topics and techniques useful for conducting 
research in macroeconomics. Topics include advanced 
treatment of fiscal and monetary policy issues; the 
role of imperfect competition; real, sectoral and nomi- 
nal business cycle models. 



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ECON 702 Advanced Macroeconomics II 0) 
Prerequisites: ECON 601 and ECON 602. Disequilib- 
rium macroeconomic models; models of persistence 
and hysteresis; models of nominal and real rigidities; 
macroeconomic time series estimation techniques 
including cointegration and method-of-moments esti- 
mation procedures. 

ECON 703 Advanced Microeconomics I (3) 
Prerequisites: ECON 603 and ECON 604. Normative 
and descriptive theory of social choice: including 
alternative axiomatizations, possibility theorems, and 
impossibility theorems. The implications of uncertain- 
ty for microeconomic behavior using axioms of 
choice and the expected utility theorem. Noncoopera- 
tive games, including extensive and normal forms, 
Nash equilibrium, and applications to voting models 
and imperfect competition. 

ECON 704 Advanced Microeconomics II (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603 and ECON 604. General 
equilibrium theory and its relation to the core, the 
convergence theorem, and temporary equilibrium in a 
sequence of markets. The role of information in vari- 
ous economic organizations: including coordination 
and incentives under incomplete information, the prin- 
cipal-agent problem, search, and signaling. Principles 
of efficient and optimal allocation over time, and 
applications to capital accumulation and taxation. 

ECON 705 Contemporary Institutional Economics 

(3) 

Introduction to institutional economics. Methodologi- 
cal contrasts with orthodox theory and Marxism. The 
institutional value theory. Theories of consumption, 
production, technological change, trade. Treatment of 
modern institutionalists: Galbraith, Ayres, Polanyi, 
Myrdal, Gruchy. 

ECON 708 Advanced Topics in Applied and 
Theoretical Microeconomics (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of a one-year graduate 
sequence in one of the microeconomic fields. Repeat- 
able to 6 credits if content differs. Read, discuss, and 
analyze current topics in microeconomics, including 
public economics, environmental economics, labor 
economics, industrial economics, microeconomic the- 
ory, public choice and international trade. Specific 
topics covered will change from semester to semester 
depending on the students' and faculty's interests. 
Intended primarily for students beginning thesis 
research in economics. 

ECON 709 Advanced Topics in Applied and 
Theoretical Macroeconomics (3) 

Prerequisite: completion of a one-year graduate 
sequence in one of the macroeconomic fields. Repeat- 
able to 6 credits if content differs. Read, discuss, and 
analyze current topics in macroeconomics, including 



asset pricing models, models of economic growth, 
investment, and the labor market. Specific topics cov- 
ered will change from semester to semester depending 
on the students' and faculty's interests. Intended pri- 
marily for students beginning thesis research in 
economics. 

ECON 721 Econometrics III (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 624 or permission of instructor. 
Topics include: Generalized least squares, het- 
eroscedasticity, autocorrelation, seemingly unrelated 
regressions, pooling of cross section and time series 
data; distributed lag models; introduction to time 
series models, linear simultaneous equation models, 
identification, two and three stage least squares, full 
information maximum likelihood, asymptotic distribu- 
tion theory; empirical applications. 

ECON 722 Econometrics IV (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 721 or permission of instructor. 
Topics include: Nonlinear econometric models; ran- 
dom parameter models; optimal control; Bayesian 
analysis; qualitative and limited dependent variable 
models; specification analysis; causality; cointegra- 
tion; robust estimation; empirical applications which 
stress both computer usage and economic modelling. 

ECON 731 Monetary Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 601 or permission of department. 
Implementation of monetary policy: targets and 
instruments. Tobin's asset accumulation models. 
Transactions demand for money: Clower constraints, 
cash-in-advance models, legal restrictions. Asset 
demand for money, portfolio diversification, and over- 
lapping generations models. Elements of finance: 
Capital Asset Pricing Models, arbitrage pricing theory, 
pricing of state-contingent claims. The term structure 
of interest rates. 

ECON 732 Seminar in Monetary Theory and 
Policy (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 731 or permission of department. 
Optimal monetary policy; time consistency problems; 
positive theory of inflation; business cycles; asset 
prices; financial intermediation; cash in advance and 
OG models. 

ECON 741 Advanced International Economics I (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 601 or permission of department. 
Exchange rate determination; exchange rate regimes; 
international monetary reform; policy conflict and 
cooperation; the LDC debt problem; pricing of inter- 
national assets; balance of payments crises. 

ECON 742 Advanced International Economics II 

(3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603 or permission of department. 
Comparative advantage, Heckscher-Ohlin theory, spe- 
cific-factors model, empirical verification, economies 



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of scale, imperfect competition, commercial policy, 
factor mobility. 

ECON 751 Advanced Theory of Public Finance (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603 or permission of department. 
Review of utility analysis to include the theory of 
individual consumer resource allocation and exchange 
and welfare implications. Effects of alternative tax 
and subsidy techniques upon allocation, exchange, 
and welfare outcomes. Theories of public goods, their 
production, exchange and consumption. Principles of 
benefit-cost analysis for government decisions. 

ECON 752 Seminar in Public Finance (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 751. Theory of taxation, with 
particular emphasis on income taxation; empirical 
studies; the burden of the public debt. 

ECON 753 Economics of Renewable Natural 
Resources (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603 and ECON 604. or permis- 
sion of department. Also offered as AREC 753. Credit 
will be granted for only one of the following: ECON 
753 or AREC 753. Basic models of renewable natural 
resources. Current research issues concerning natural 
resources with emphasis on problems in commercial 
and recreational fisheries, forestry, water, fugutive 
wildlife, and agriculture. Policies to correct related 
market failures. 

ECON 755 Theory of Public Choice I (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 604 or permission of department. 
Market failure and the need for collective choice: 
public goods, externalities, decreasing costs, and the 
case for universalistic social insurance; income distri- 
bution and the role of government; the need for and 
potential of a unified approach to social science; the 
theory of regulation; collective choice in developing 
countries; single-peaked preference and median voter 
theorems; conditions for equilibria in multidimension- 
al voting models; cycling and logrolling; majority rule 
and unanimity rule. 

ECON 756 Theory of Public Choice II (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 755 or permission of department. 
Two-party competition — deterministic voting; two- 
party competition — probabilistic voting; voter absten- 
tions; Bergson-Samuelson social welfare functions; 
Arrow's impossibility theorem; single-profile impossi- 
bility theorems; relaxing the postulates of Arrow's 
theorem; the impossibility of a Paretian liberal; prefer- 
ence revelation procedures; Rawls and Just social 
choice; the utilitarian alternative; positive vs. norma- 
tive public choice: allocation and redistribution. 

ECON 771 Advanced Labor Economics: Theory 
and Evidence (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 603, and (ECON 621, or ECON 
624) or permission of department. Modern analytical 



and quantitative labor economics. Labor supply deci- 
sions of individuals and households; human capital 
model and distribution of income. Demand for labor; 
marginal productivity theory, imperfect information 
and screening. Interaction of labor demand and sup- 
ply; unemployment; relative and absolute wages; 
macroeconomic aspects of the labor market. 

ECON 772 Government Policy and the Labor 
Market (3) 

Prerequisite: ECON 771 or permission of department. 
Impact of governmental programs on the labor mar- 
ket. Programs examined chosen from among: employ- 
ment training and public employment programs; pub- 
lic assistance; unemployment insurance, social 
security, wage-setting policies such as fair labor stan- 
dards act and Davis-Bacon act; policies toward union- 
ization; anti-discrimination programs. 

ECON 781 Environmental Economics (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603 and (ECON 621 or ECON 
624) or permission of department. Theory of external- 
ities, the design and implementation of policy mea- 
sures for environmental protection, environmental 
federalism, measurement of the benefits and costs of 
improved environmental quality, distribution of envi- 
ronmental costs and benefits. 

ECON 785 Advanced Economics of Natural 
Resources (3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603 and ECON 621 or ECON 
624 or permission of department. The rate of use of 
renewable and non-renewable resources from the nor- 
mative and positive points of view; evaluation of 
alternative uses of natural environments; irreversibili- 
ties, discounting and intergenerational transfers. Dis- 
cussion of natural resource problems and policies. 

ECON 790 Advanced Urban Economics (3) 

Market processes and public policies as related to 
urban problems and metropolitan change. Employ- 
ment, housing, discrimination, transportation and the 
local public sector. 

ECON 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

ECON 808 Workshop on Macroeconomics and 
Growth (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

ECON 818 Workshop in Microeconomic Theory 

(3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Current 
research in microeconomic theory. Topics drawn from 
game theory, mathematical economics, and the eco- 
nomics of information and will include applications of 
the theory to diverse areas of economics. Specific top- 
ics: bargaining, auctions, mechanism design, signaling. 



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general equilibrium, industrial organization theory, and 
financial markets theory. 

ECON 825 Advanced Economic Welfare Analysts 
(3) 

Prerequisites: ECON 603 and ECON 604. or permis- 
sion of department. Not open to students who have 
completed AREC 825. Credit will be granted for only 
one of the following: ECON 825 or AREC 825. Theo- 
ry of economic welfare measurement, problems of 
path dependence in evaluating multiple price changes, 
welfare measurement under risk, general equilibrium 
welfare measurement with multiple distortions, and 
applications in evaluation of agricultural and resource 
policies. 

ECON 828 Workshop in Econometrics (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

ECON 848 Workshop in International 
Development, and Comparative Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

ECON 858 Workshop in Public Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

ECON 868 Workshop in Industrial Organization 

(3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 

6 credits if content differs. 

ECON 878 Workshop in Labor Economics (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. 

ECON 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

EDCI — Curriculum and 
Instruction 

EDCI 401 Student Teaching in Elementary School: 
Art (4-8) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 300. For art education majors only. 

EDCI 402 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Art (2-8) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 300. For art education majors only. 



EDCI 403 Teaching of Art Criticism in Public 
Schools (3) 

Introduction to theories of art criticism. Trips to gal- 
leries and museums. Open to fine arts majors and stu- 
dents from other disciplines. 

EDCI 406 Practicum in Art Education: Two- 
Dimensional (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Theory and 
practical experience in two-dimensional design in var- 
ious art media; development of teaching procedures 
and presentation of materials in school settings. 

EDCI 407 Practicum in Art Education: Three- 
Dimensional (3) 

For pre-art education and art education majors only. 
A lecture-studio course to develop skills, material 
resources, and educational strategies for three-dimen- 
sional projects in school settings. 

EDCI 415 Methods of Teaching ESOL in 
Elementary Schools (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 434 or permission of department. 
Analysis of elementary school classroom culture, 
social contexts, and instructional strategies which fos- 
ter language development in elementary school con- 
tent areas (i.e., math, social studies, art and science), 
consistent with current theories of child second lan- 
guage acquisition. For undergraduate and graduate 
prospective and current teachers of English to speak- 
ers of other languages. 

EDCI 416 Mainstreaming in Early Childhood 
Educational Settings (3) 

Theoretical bases and applied practices for integrating 
handicapped children into regular early childhood 
programs. 

EDCI 420 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary 
Education: Social Studies (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and EDCI 320 or EDCI 321. 
Corequisite: EDCI 421 or EDCI 422. An analysis of 
teaching theories, strategies, and techniques in the stu- 
dent teaching experience. 

EDCI 421 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Social Studies/History (12) 
Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 320. Corequisite: EDCI 420. 

EDCI 422 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 

Social Studies/Geography (12) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 321. Corequisite: EDCI 420. 

EDCI 423 Social Studies in Early Childhood 
Education (3) 

Curriculum, organization and methods of teaching, 
evaluation of materials and utilization of environmental 



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resources. Emphasis on multicultural education. Pri- 
marily for in-service teachers, nursery school through 
grade 3. 

EDCI 424 Social Studies in the Elementary School 

(3) 

Curriculum, organization and methods of teaching, 
evaluation of materials and utilization of environmen- 
tal resources. Emphasis on multicultural education. 
Primarily for in-service teachers, grades 1-6. 

EDCI 425 Social Studies and Multicultural 
Education (3) 

Seminar in general social science principles applica- 
ble to multicultural education. Cultural experiences 
arranged for each participant. 

EDCI 426 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in 
Secondary Schools (3) 

Prerequisites: EDHD 300; and EDCI 390. Objectives, 
selection and organization of subject matter, appropri- 
ate methods, lesson plans, textbooks and other 
instructional materials, measurement and topics perti- 
nent to social studies education. Includes emphasis on 
multicultural education. For in-service teachers. 

EDCI 430 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary 
Education: Foreign Language (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and EDCI 330. Corequisite: 
EDCI 431. An analysis of teaching theories, strategies 
and techniques in the student teaching experience. 

EDCI 431 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Foreign Language (12) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 330. Corequisite: EDCI 430. 

EDCI 432 Foreign Language Methods in the 
Elementary School (3) 

Methods and techniques for developmental approach 
to the teaching of modern foreign languages in ele- 
mentary schools. Development of oral-aural skills in 
language development. 

EDCI 433 Introduction to Foreign Language 
Methods (3) 

Prerequisites: EDHD 300; and EDCI 390; or permis- 
sion of department. Objectives, selection and organi- 
zation of subject matter, appropriate methods, lesson 
plans, textbooks and other instructional materials, 
measurement and topics pertinent to foreign language 
education. For in-service teachers. 

EDCI 434 Methods of Teaching English to 
Speakers of Other Languages (3) 

A survey of the historical and current approaches, 
methods, and techniques of teaching English to speak- 
ers of other languages from grammar translation to 



audio-lingual to communicative approaches. Analysis 
of successful classroom practices which address the 
needs of cultural and language minority students. 

EDCI 435 Teaching Second Language Reading and 
Writing (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 434 or permission of department. 
Analysis of approaches to curriculum, current 
research, theory, and pedagogy of reading and writing 
to second language students from diverse cultural and 
linguistic backgrounds. For undergraduate and gradu- 
ate prospective and current teachers of English to 
speakers of other languages K-12, adult and universi- 
ty. Required for TESOL certification program. 

EDCI 436 Teaching for Cross-Cultural 
Communication (3) 

The techniques and content for teaching culture in 
foreign language classes and English as a Second 
Language (ESL) classes. Research and evaluation of 
selected aspects of a culture as basis for creating 
teaching materials. 

EDCI 437 Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Analysis of 
bilingual-bicultural education in the U.S. and abroad 
with emphasis on TESOL. Methods of teaching, 
goals, instructional materials and mainstreaming of 
bilingual students. 

EDCI 438 Field Experience in TESOL (3) 

Prerequisites: EDCI 434 or equivalent; and permis- 
sion of department. Systematic observations, tutoring 
and teaching in a TESOL field setting. 

EDCI 440 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary 
Education: English, Speech, (1) Theatre 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and EDCI 340. Corequisite: 
EDCI 441. An analysis of teaching theories, strategies 
and techniques in relation to the student teaching 
experience. 

EDCI 441 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
English (6-12) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 340. Corequisites: EDCI 440; and EDCI 
442; or EDCI 448. 

EDCI 442 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Speech (6-12) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 340. Corequisite: EDCI 440. 

EDCI 443 Literature for Children and Youth (3) 

For elementary education and pre-elementary educa- 
tion majors only. Analysis of literary materials for 
children and youth. Timeless and ageless books, and 



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outstanding examples ol contemporary publishing. 
Evaluation of the contributions ot individual authors, 
illustrators and children's book awards 

EDO 444 Language Arts in Early Childhood 
Education (3) 

Teaching of spelling, handwriting, oral and written 
expression and creative expression Primarily for in- 
service teachers, nursery school through grade 3. 

EDCI 445 Language Arts in the Elementary School 
(3) 

Teaching of spelling, handwriting, oral and written 
expression and creative expression. Primarily for in- 
service teachers, grades 1-6. 

EDCI 446 Methods of Teaching English, Speech, 
Theatre in Secondary Schools (3) 
Prerequisites: EDHD 300; and EDCI 390; or permis- 
sion of department. Objectives, selection and organi- 
zation of subject matter, appropriate methods, lesson 
plans, textbooks and other instructional materials, 
measurement and topics pertinent to English, speech, 
and drama education. For in-service teachers. 

EDCI 447 Field Experience in English, Speech, 
Theatre Teaching (1) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and EDCI 390; and EDHD 
300S. Corequisite: EDCI 340. For education majors 
only. Practical experience as an aide to a regular Eng- 
lish, speech or drama teacher; assigned responsibili- 
ties and participation in a variety of teaching/learning 
activities. 

EDCI 448 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Theatre (6-12) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 340. Corequisite: EDCI 441. Persons doing 
student teaching in theatre only should register for 12 
credits. Persons in the Theatre and English Education 
Program should register for 6 credits of EDCI 441 
and 6 credits of EDCI 448. 

EDCI 450 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary 
Education: Mathematics (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; 2.5 GPA; and EDCI 350; and EDCI 457. 
Corequisite: EDCI 451. An analysis of teaching theo- 
ries, strategies and techniques in the student teaching 
experience. 

EDCI 451 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Mathematics (12) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 350; and EDCI 457. Corequisite: EDCI 
450. 



KIM I 452 Mathematics in Early Childhood 
Education (3) 

Prerequisite: MATH 210 or equivalent. Emphasis on 
materials and procedures which help pupils sense 
arithmetic meanings and relationships. Primarily for 
in-service teachers, nursery school through grade 3. 

EDCI 453 Mathematics in the Elementary School 

(3) 

Prerequisite: MATH 210 or equivalent. Emphasis on 

materials and procedures which help pupils sense 

arithmetic meanings and relationships. Primarily for 

in-service teachers, grades 1-6. 

EDCI 455 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in 
Secondary Schools (3) 

Prerequisites: EDHD 300; and EDCI 390; and 2 
semesters of calculus. Objectives, selection and orga- 
nization of subject matter, appropriate methods, lesson 
plans, textbooks and other instructional materials, 
measurement, and topics pertinent to mathematics 
education. 

EDCI 456 Teaching Mathematics to the 
Educationally Handicapped (3) 
Prerequisites: (EDSP 331; and EDSP 332; and EDSP 
333; and EDSP 443; and MATH 210} or permission 
of department. Development of skills in diagnosing 
and identifying learning disabilities in mathematics 
and planning for individualized instruction. Clinic 
participation required. 

EDCI 457 Teaching Secondary Students with 
Difficulties in Learning Mathematics (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and a 2.5 GPA; and permission of department 
required for post-baccalaureate students. Pre- or 
corequisite: EDHD 300. Corequisite: EDCI 390. For 
education majors only. Diagnosis, prescription and 
implementation of instruction for less able secondary 
school mathematics students. Participation in a clini- 
cal experience. 

EDCI 461 Reading in Early Childhood Education 

(3) 

Developmental reading instruction, including emer- 
gent literacy, literature-based and basal reader pro- 
grams. Primarily for inservice teachers, pre-school 
through grade 3. 

EDCI 462 Reading in the Elementary School (3) 

Developmental reading instruction, including emer- 
gent literacy, literature-based and basal reader pro- 
grams. Primarily for inservice teachers, grades 1-8. 

EDCI 463 Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education program; 
and 2.5 GPA; or permission of department required for 
post-baccalaureate students. For education majors 



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only. The fundamentals of content area reading instruc- 
tion. Emphasis on middle school through high school. 

EDCI 464 Reading Instruction and Diagnosis 
Across Content Areas (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 362 or permission of department 
for graduate students. Fundamentals of diagnosis and 
diagnostic instruction in reading for preservice ele- 
mentary teachers. Emphasis on integrated evaluation 
procedures and instruction strategies. 

EDCI 465 Language, Culture, and Education (3) 

Prerequisite: LING 200 or permission of department. 
Survey of sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic per- 
spectives for the study of language and education; 
examination of pragmatics, speech act theory, and 
dimensions of language variation (dialects, codes, and 
registers); implications for educational research and 
instructional practice. 

EDCI 466 Literature for Adolescents (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; permission of department 
required for post-baccalaureate students. For educa- 
tion majors only. Reading and analysis of fiction and 
nonfiction; methods for critically assessing quality 
and appeal; current theory and methods of instruction; 
research on response to literature; curriculum design 
and selection of books. 

EDCI 467 Teaching Writing (3) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram: and 2.5 GPA; permission of department 
required for post-baccalaureate students. For educa- 
tion majors only. Sources and procedures for develop- 
ing curriculum objectives and materials for teaching 
written composition; prewriting, composing, and revi- 
sion procedures; contemporary directions in rhetorical 
theory; survey of research on composition instruction. 

EDCI 470 Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary 
Education: Science (1) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and EDCI 370. Corequisites: 
EDCI 371; and EDCI 471. Analysis of teaching theo- 
ries, strategies and techniques in student teaching. 

EDCI 471 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Science (12) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA: and permission of department; 
and EDCI 370. Corequisites: EDCI 371; and EDCI 
470. 

EDCI 472 Methods of Teaching Science in 
Secondary Schools (3) 

Prerequisites: EDHD 300; and EDCI 390; and per- 
mission of department. Methods for classroom and 
laboratory instruction, determining appropriate 



teaching methods, selecting instructional materials, 
evaluating student achievement. Includes lab and field 
experience. For in-service teachers. 

EDCI 473 Environmental Education (3) 

Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory 
per week. An interdisciplinary course covering the lit- 
erature, techniques and strategies of environmental 
education. 

EDCI 474 Science in Early Childhood Education 

(3) 

Objectives, methods, materials and activities for teach- 
ing science in the elementary school. Primarily for in- 
service teachers, nursery school through grade 3. 

EDCI 475 Science in the Elementary School (3) 

Objectives, methods, materials, and activities for 
teaching science in the elementary school. Primarily 
for in-service teachers, grades 1 -6. 

EDCI 476 Teaching Ecology and Natural History 

(3) 

An introduction to the teaching of natural history in 
the classroom and in the field. Ecological principles; 
resources and instructional materials; curricular mate- 
rials. Primarily for teachers, park naturalists, and out- 
door educators. 

EDCI 477 Applications of Technology to Societal 
Problems (3) 

Junior standing. Credit will be granted for only one of 
the following: EDCI 477 or EDIT 476. A study of 
alternative solutions of a technological nature with 
respect to such areas as housing, transportation, ener- 
gy, communications, production and waste disposal, 
water development and pollution control. 

EDCI 480 The Child and the Curriculum: 
Elementary (3) 

Relationship of the school curriculum, grades 1-6, to 
child growth and development. Recent trends in cur- 
riculum organization; the effect of environment on 
learning; readiness to learn; and adapting curriculum 
content and methods to maturity levels of children. 
Primarily for in-service teachers, grades 1-6. 

EDCI 481 Student Teaching: Elementary (12) 
Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and EDCI 322; and EDCI 342; and EDCI 352; and 
EDCI 362; and EDCI 372. Corequisite: EDCI 464. 

EDCI 484 Student Teaching in Elementary School: 
Music (4-6) 

Prerequisites: admission to teacher education pro- 
gram; and 2.5 GPA; and permission of department; 
and MUED 411; and MUED 420; and MUED 470; 
and MUED 471; and MUED 472. Corequisite: 



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EDCI 494. Fulfills elementary leaching requirements 
in K 1 2 music education programs. 

EDCI 485 Student Teaching in Elementary School: 
Physical Education (4-8) 

For EDCI majors only. Fulfills elementary teaching 
requirements in K-12 physical education programs. 

EDCI 486 Supervision of Student Teachers (1-3) 

Designed for in-service teachers. The development 
and refinement of skills in observing, evaluating and 
conducting conferences with student teachers. Clinical 
supervision and cooperative problem solving. 
Required by some school systems for supervision of 
student teachers. 

EDCI 488 Selected Topics in Teacher Education 
(1-3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI major or permission of depart- 
ment. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. 

EDCI 489 Field Experiences in Education (1-4) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Corequisite: 
EDCI 497. Repeatable to 4 credits. 

EDCI 491 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 

Health (12) 

For EDCI majors only. 

EDCI 494 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 

Music (2-8) 

For EDCI majors only. 

EDCI 495 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: 
Physical Education (2-8) 
For EDCI majors only. 

EDCI 497 The Study of Teaching (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 481. Corequisite: EDCI 489. 
Identification and examination of learner and teacher 
outcome variables related to teaching systems, meth- 
ods, and processes. Methods of conducting classroom 
research. 

EDCI 498 Special Problems in Teacher Education 

(1-6) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. For EDCI 

majors only. Repeatable to 6 credits. Individual study 

of approved problems. 

EDCI 499 Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes (1-6) 
Repeatable to 6 credits. The following types of educa- 
tional enterprise may be scheduled under this course 
heading: workshops conducted by the College of Edu- 
cation (or developed cooperatively with other colleges 
and universities) and not otherwise covered in the pre- 
sent course listing; clinical experiences in pupil testing 
centers, reading clinics, speech therapy laboratories, 



and special education centers; institutes developed 
around specific topics or problems and intended for 
designated groups such as school superintendents, 
principals and supervisors. 

EDCI 600 Trends in Art Education Curriculum (3) 
Recent developments in art education. 

EDCI 601 History of Art Education (3) 

Perspective on art education philosophy as viewed 
through an historical survey. 

EDCI 602 The Teaching of Aesthetics in the Public 
Schools (3) 

Critical investigation of art, and curriculum 
implications. 

EDCI 620 Trends in Secondary School 
Curriculum: Social Studies (3) 
Recent developments in educational thinking and 
practice on the curriculum in social studies. 

EDCI 621 Trends in Secondary School 
Curriculum: Geography (3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 
practice on the curriculum in geography. 

EDCI 622 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary 
Schools (3) 

Examination of current literature and research in the 
social sciences as they relate to social studies curricu- 
lum and instruction. 

EDCI 630 Trends and Issues in Second Language 
Teaching, Learning and Assessment (3) 

Recent developments and issues in educational think- 
ing and practice in the area of FLED and TESOL 
from Kindergarten to post secondary settings and their 
effects on curriculum and evaluation. 

EDCI 631 Student Assessment in the Second 
Language Classroom (3) 

Analysis of standardized and teacher-made FL/ESL 
tests: emphasis on principles of FL/ESL test construc- 
tion. Field testing of commercial and teacher-made 
materials. 

EDCI 635 English Grammar for Teachers of 
English to Speakers of Other (3) Languages 
Prerequisite: EDCI 434 or EDCI 630, or permission 
of department. English grammar and methods of 
teaching grammar for graduate, prospective and cur- 
rent teachers of English to speakers of other lan- 
guages. Analysis of the major grammatical structures 
of American English. Discussion of the role of teach- 
ing grammar, and effective classroom methods and 
techniques for the English as a second/foreign lan- 
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EDCI 637 Advanced Laboratory Practice in 
Foreign Language/TESOL Education (2-6) 
Prerequisites: EDCI 434; and EDCI 634; or permis- 
sion of department. Supervised internship in TESOL 
setting. 

EDCI 640 Trends in Secondary School 
Curriculum: English (3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 
practice on the curriculum in English education. 

EDCI 641 Trends in Secondary School 
Curriculum: Speech (3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 
practice on the curriculum in speech. 

EDCI 642 Communications and the School 
Curriculum (3) 

Curriculum development based on communication as 
the major vehicle for describing the learner's interac- 
tions with persons, knowledge, and materials in the 
classroom and school environment. 

EDCI 643 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary 
Schools (3) 

Analysis of current issues, trends, and problems in 
language-arts instruction. 

EDCI 644 Issues and Trends in Children's 
Literature (3) 

Contemporary social conditions and problems, trends 
in publishing, advertising, censorship, media adapta- 
tion, and reading habits. 

EDCI 650 Trends in Mathematics Education (3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 
practice which have affected the curriculum in 
mathematics. 

EDCI 653 Diagnosis and Treatment of Learning 
Disabilities in Mathematics (3) I 

Prerequisite: EDCI 352 or permission of department. 
Diagnosis and treatment of disabilities in mathemat- 
ics. Theoretical models, specific diagnostic and 
instructional techniques and materials for working 
with children in both clinical and classroom settings. 
Clinic hours to be arranged. 

EDCI 654 Assessing Mathematical Understanding 

(3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 650 or permission of department. 
Techniques of assessing k- 12 students' understanding 
of mathematics — including standardized tests, but 
focusing on alternative forms such as individual inter- 
views, writing tasks, performance tasks, portfolios. 
Mathematics assessment viewed as an ongoing part of 
instruction. 



EDCI 657 Diagnosis and Treatment of Secondary 
Students with Misconceptions (3) of Mathematics 

Prerequisite: EDCI 450; and EDCI 451; or permis- 
sion of department. Research and theory concerning 
common misconceptions in secondary school mathe- 
matics. Participation in a clinical experience. 

EDCI 660 Diagnostic Reading Instruction (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 362 or EDCI 463 or equivalent. 
Classroom diagnostic techniques, instructional materi- 
als, and teaching procedures; focus on readers with 
special needs; appropriate for teachers, supervisors, 
and administrators. 

EDCI 661 Content Area Reading (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 362 or EDCI 463 or equivalent. 
Research-based strategies for improving reading to 
learn in the content areas (K-12). 

EDCI 662 Diagnostic Reading Assessment and 
Instruction (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Survey course 
in diagnostic reading assessment and instruction for 
graduate students not majoring in reading. 

EDCI 663 Issues in Reading Education (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 660. Implications of current theo- 
ry and research for the teaching of reading. 

EDCI 664 Clinical Assessment in Reading (3) 

Prerequisites: (EDCI 660; and EDCI 661; and EDCI 
663} or permission of department. Clinical diagnostic 
techniques and materials for assessing reading 
strengths and needs. 

EDCI 665 Clinical Instruction in Reading (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 664 or permission of department. 
Clinical procedures and materials for reading 
instruction. 

EDCI 666 Role of the Reading Resource Teacher 

(3) 

Prerequisites: EDCI 660 and EDCI 661 or permission 
of department. Preparation of reading personnel to 
function as resource persons to classroom teachers, 
administrators and the school community. 

EDCI 670 Trends in School Curriculum: Science 

(3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 

practice on the curriculum in science education. 

EDCI 671 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools 

(3) 

Identification of problems in teaching science. Meth- 
ods for improving the effectiveness of science 
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I I x I 672 Curriculum Innovations in Karly 
Childhood-Elementary Science (3) Kducution 

Analysis of curncula in early childhood-elementary 
science. 

EDCI 673 Assessing, Diagnosing, and Teaching 
Writing (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 467 or equivalent; or permission 
of instructor. Application of theory and research on 
composition instruction to review assessment and 
diagnostic procedures useful to writing teachers. 
Development of curricular materials for implementing 
appropriate individual, small group, and large-group 
instruction. 

EDCI 677 Computers in Science Education (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 487 or equivalent. Current and 
projected methods by which computers can augment 
classroom and laboratory-based science instruction in 
school and non-school settings. 

EDCI 680 Trends in Secondary School Curriculum 

(3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 

practice on the curriculum. 

EDCI 681 Trends in Elementary School 
Curriculum (3) 

Recent developments in educational thinking and 
practice which have affected the curriculum in ele- 
mentary education. 

EDCI 682 Proseminar in Professional 
Development (3) 

Introduction to professional development for human 
service profession. Survey of professional and 
research literature; analysis of allied fields. 

EDCI 683 Implementation of Curricular 
Specialties (3) 

Research methods applied in curriculum implementa- 
tion; societal values, ethics and responsibilities associ- 
ated with the implementation of curricular specialties; 
and personal capabilities to successfully implement 
curriculum. 

EDCI 684 Introduction to Field Methods in School 
and Community (3) 

Application of selected field research methods to prob- 
lems of professional practice. Students plan and con- 
duct field study utilizing qualitative field techniques. 



EDCI 686 Competency-Based Curricula in Early 
Childhood Education (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 4X7 or permission of department. 
Theoretical issues in the use of computers in early 
childhood education. Applications of elementary com- 
puter languages with children including curriculum 
development, teaching methods, integration of the 
computer into the classroom and problem solving. 

EDCI 687 Applications of Computers in 
Instructional Settings (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 487 or permission of department. 
Review and analysis of instructional software and 
computer-based learning environments from the 
standpoint of teaching, learning, and design theories. 
Integration of instructional and tool software into 
classroom settings. 

EDCI 690 Teaching as a Profession (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. The profes- 
sion of teaching and the knowledge base that defines 
teaching. Current and social issues that affect teaching 
and learning; role of research and experience in learn- 
ing to teach. 

EDCI 691 Models of Teaching: Theories and 
Applications (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Theory and 
research on teaching as applied to models of instruc- 
tion. Practice in developing an initial repertoire of 
teaching models and in providing thoughtful critique 
of teaching based on these models. 

EDCI 693 Research on Effective Teaching (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Survey of the 
research literature on effective teaching and schools. 
Observation and analysis of teaching in a variety of 
school and classroom settings. 

EDCI 695 Teaching Science and Social Studies 
through Environmental Study (3) 
For EDCI majors only. Curriculum and instruction for 
science and social studies within a multicultural and 
environmental context; analysis of social studies and 
science curriculum materials; utilization of school and 
community resources. 

EDCI 696 Conducting Research on Teaching (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Application of 
the knowledge base on effective teaching to the analy- 
sis and improvement of educational practice. Research 
methods used in the study of classroom teaching. 
Design and conduct of an action research project. 



EDCI 685 Research Methods (3) 



EDCI 700 Theory and Research in Art Education 

(3) 
The interpretation and conduct of research in curricu- A survey of the research literature; evaluation of 
lum and instruction. research techniques; consideration of relevant 



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instructional curriculum theory; evaluation of modern 
teaching methods and techniques. 

EDCI 701 Theory and Research in Music Educa- 
tion (3) 

A survey of the research literature; evaluation of 
research techniques; consideration of relevant instruc- 
tional curriculum theory; evaluation of modern teach- 
ing methods and techniques. 

EDCI 720 Theory and Research in Social Studies 
Education (3) 

Prerequisites: (EDCI 620 or EDCI 622}; and EDMS 
645. A survey of the research literature; evaluation of 
research techniques; consideration of relevant instruc- 
tional curriculum theory; evaluation of modern teach- 
ing methods and techniques. 

EDCI 730 Theory and Research in Second 
Language Teaching, Learning and (3) Assessment 

Prerequisite: permission of department. A survey of 
the research literature; evaluation of research tech- 
niques; consideration of relevant instructional curricu- 
lum theory; evaluation of modern teaching methods 
and techniques. 

EDCI 732 Psycholinguistic Theory in Second 
Language Acquisition (3) 

Prerequisites: (EDCI 434 and EDCI 630} or permis- 
sion of department. Current research in psycholinguis- 
tics and major theoretical approaches to second lan- 
guage acquisition. For teaching English to speakers of 
other languages (TESOL). 

EDCI 740 Theory and Research in English 
Education (3) 

A survey of the research literature; evaluation of 
research techniques; consideration of relevant instruc- 
tional curriculum theory; evaluation of modern teach- 
ing methods and techniques. 

EDCI 741 Theory and Research in Speech 
Education (3) 

A survey of the research literature; evaluation of 
research techniques; consideration of relevant instruc- 
tional curriculum theory; evaluation of modern teach- 
ing methods and techniques. 

EDCI 745 Theory and Research in Written 
Communication (3) 

Recommended: EDCI 685. Analysis and synthesis of 
recent theoretical trends in writing research; the read- 
ing and critiquing of representative research studies. 
The study of research methods for conducting disci- 
plined inquiry in written communication. 



EDCI 750 Theory and Research in Mathematics 
Education (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 650. A survey of the research lit- 
erature; evaluation of research techniques; considera- 
tion of relevant instructional curriculum theory; evalu- 
ation of modem teaching methods and techniques. 

EDCI 761 Advanced Clinical Practices in Reading 
Assessment (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 665. Corequisite: EDCI 762. 
Clinical practicum in assessment focusing on 
strengths and needs in reading. Case report writing 
and conferences. 

EDCI 762 Advanced Clinical Practices in Reading 
Instruction (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 665. Corequisite: EDCI 761. 
Clinical practicum in instruction focusing on instruc- 
tional techniques and diagnostic teaching. 

EDCI 769 Theory and Research in Reading (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 
6 credits if content differs. Survey of the literature in 
reading and allied fields, and an examination of cur- 
rent research trends and methodologies. 

EDCI 770 Foundations of Science Education (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 670 or EDCI 671; or permission 
of department. Development of science education; 
pre-kindergarten through college; the influences on 
current and future practices; and the identification and 
critical analysis of topics in science education. 

EDCI 771 Theory and Research in Science 
Education (3) 

Prerequisites: EDCI 770; and EDMS 646; or permis- 
sion of department. A study of various techniques and 
paradigms for research in science education, pre- 
kindergarten through college. Identification and criti- 
cal analysis of a researchable topic in science educa- 
tion and the development of a proposal. 

EDCI 780 Theory and Research on Teaching (3) 

Analysis of the interactive process of instruction; 
preschool through higher education in school and 
non-school settings; future directions and needed 
research. 

EDCI 781 Analysis of Instruction (3) 

Theory and practice in observation of instruction and 
in the related conference with the teacher. Various 
classroom observation systems and models for confer- 
ences are studied and used. 

EDCI 783 Theory and Research in Computer 
Education (3) 

Prerequisites: (EDCI 685; and EDCI 687; and EDMS 
645} or permission of department. Examination of the 
current research and theory in the instructional uses of 
computers, instructional tutoring systems, computer 



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programing environments, computer-based laborato- 
ries and problem solving environments in educational 
settings. 

EDCI 784 Consulting and Training in Staff 
Development (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCI 682 or permission of department. 
Theory and research on consulting and training in 
staff development Designing and implementing con- 
sulting and training interventions. 

EDCI 788 Selected Topics in Teacher Education 

(1-3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Current top- 
ics and issues in teacher education. 

EDCI 798 Special Problems in Teacher Education 
(1-6) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Intended for 
Masters, AGS, or doctoral students in education who 
desire to pursue a research problem. 

EDCI 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) 

EDCI 800 Seminar in Art Education (3) 

EDCI 820 Seminar in Social Studies Education (3) 

EDCI 822 Seminar in Secondary Education (3) 

EDCI 840 Seminar in English Education (3) 

EDCI 841 Seminar in Speech Education (3) 

EDCI 858 Seminar in Mathematics Education 
(1-3) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. Survey and analysis of litera- 
ture on an identified research topic in mathematics 
education. Design and implementation of a research 
study to investigate the identified topic. 

EDCI 860 Seminar in Reading Education (3) 

EDCI 861 Research Methods in Reading (3) 

Prerequisites: EDCI 685. and EDCI 769, and {EDMS 
646 or permission of instructor}. Current research 
questions and methods culminating in a study suitable 
for submission to journals. Emphasis on using and 
conducting research. 

EDCI 870 Seminar in Science Education (3) 

EDCI 880 Doctoral Proposal Seminar (3) 

Prerequisites: EDCI 685; and EDCI 780; and permis- 
sion of department. Definition of the problem, devel- 
opment of research design, data collection processes, 
and writing and critiquing dissertation proposals. 

EDCI 888 Apprenticeship in Education (1-8) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Apprentice 
practice under professional supervision. Credit not to 



be granted for experience accrued prior to registration. 
Open only to degree- and certificate-seeking graduate 
students. 

EDCI 889 Internship in Education (3-8) 
Prerequisite: permission of department. Internship 
experiences with appropriate supervision. Credit not 
to be granted for experience accrued prior to registra- 
tion. Open only to students advanced to candidacy for 
doctoral degree. 

EDCI 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8) 

EDCP — Education Counseling 
and Personnel Services 

EDCP 410 Introduction to Counseling and 
Personnel Services (3) 

Overview of counselor functions and skills that lead 
to effective helping. 

EDCP 411 Principles of Mental Health (3) 

Prerequisite: nine semester hours in the behavioral 
sciences or permission of department. Mechanisms 
involved with personal adjustment, coping skills, and 
the behaviors that lead to maladjustment. 

EDCP 413 Behavior Modification (3) 

Knowledge and techniques of intervention in a variety 
of social situations, including contingency contracting 
and time out will be acquired. 

EDCP 416 Theories of Counseling (3) 

An overview and comparison of the major theories of 
counseling, including an appraisal of their utility and 
empirical support. 

EDCP 417 Advanced Leadership Seminar (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCP 317 or equivalent; permission of 
department. Students will analyze and synthesize the 
concept of leadership using cultural, ethical, sociolog- 
ical, historical perspectives. Exploration and reflection 
of personal values, decision making, indepth analysis 
on various leadership themes will take place in vari- 
ous course activities. 

EDCP 418 Special Topics in Leadership (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCP 317 or equivalent; permission of 
department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. 
The special topics and leadership course will address 
a single topic related to leadership through the semes- 
ter. Indepth study and analysis on the topic will be the 
basis for the course. Topics include gender and leader- 
ship, ethics and leadership, and culture and leadership. 
Leadership will serve as the foundation in the course. 

EDCP 420 Education and Racism (3) 

Strategy development for counselors and educators to 
deal with problems of racism. 



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EDCP460 Introduction to Rehabilitation 
Counseling (3) 

Survey of principles and practices involved in the 
vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. 

EDCP 461 Psycho-Social Aspects of Disability (3) 

Theory and research concerning disability, with 
emphasis on crisis theory, loss and mourning, handi- 
capped as a deviant group, sexuality and functional 
loss, attitude formation, dying process and coping. 
Implications for counseling and the rehabilitation 
process. 

EDCP 462 The Disabled Person in American Soci- 
ety (3) 

Critical examination of the history of legislation and 
analysis of current policies toward severely physically 
and mentally disabled persons. 

EDCP 470 Introduction to Student Personnel (3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. A systematic 
analysis of research and theoretical literature on a 
variety of major problems in the organization and 
administration of student personnel services in higher 
education. Included will be discussion of such topics 
as the student personnel philosophy in education, 
counseling services, discipline, housing, student activ- 
ities, financial aid, health, remedial services, etc. 

EDCP 489 Field Experiences in Counseling and 

Personnel Services (1-4) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Planned field 

experience in education-related activities. Credit not 

to be granted for experiences accrued prior to 

registration. 

EDCP 498 Special Problems in Counseling and 
Personnel Services (1-3) 

Prerequisite: permission of department. Available 
only to major students who have formal plans for 
individual study of approved problems. 

EDCP 499 Workshops, Clinics, Institutes (1-6) 

Repeatable to 6 credits. The following type of educa- 
tional enterprise may be scheduled under this course 
heading: workshops conducted by the Department of 
Counseling and Personnel Services (or developed 
cooperatively with other departments, colleges and 
universities) and not otherwise covered in the present 
course listing; clinical experiences in counseling and 
testing centers, reading clinics, speech therapy labora- 
tories, and special education centers; institutues devel- 
oped around specific topics or problems and intended 
for designated groups. 

EDCP 605 Developmental Issues in Counseling 
Adults (3) 

Theoretical approaches to adult development. The 
scope and variety of settings (industry, education. 



government) in which programs of adult counseling 
and guidance take place, and the nature of such 
programs. 

EDCP 606 Counseling Adults in Transition (3) 

Theoretical background for understanding adult tran- 
sitions such as divorce, promotion, major illness and 
bereavement. Strategies for helping adult clients cope 
with major life changes. 

EDCP 610 Professional Orientation (3) 

Survey of knowledge base and practices in counseling 
and personnel services specializations, professional 
ethics, credentialling relevant legislation, current 



EDCP 611 Career Development Theory and 
Programs (3) 

Research and theory related to career and educational 
decisions; programs of related information and other 
activities in career decision. 

EDCP 612 Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling 
and Personnel Services (3) 

Prerequisites: EDMS 646; and EDCP 616; or permis- 
sion of department. Socio-psychological, philosophi- 
cal, clinical, and research topics related to the provi- 
sion of counseling and personnel services, academic 
support, and career development for minority students 
on predominantly white college and university cam- 
puses. Implications of race and/or national origin on 
opportunities for personal, social, academic, and 
career development in educational settings. 

EDCP 614 Personality Theories in Counseling and 
Personnel Services (3) 

Examination of constructs and research relating to 
major personality theories with emphasis on their sig- 
nificance for working with the behaviors of individuals. 

EDCP 615 Counseling I: Appraisal (3) 

Corequisite: EDCP 618. For EDCP majors only. Col- 
lection and interpretation of appraisal data, synthesis 
of data through case study procedures. Development 
of interview skills. 

EDCP 616 Counseling II: Theory and Practice (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCP 615. Corequisite: EDCP 618. 
Counseling theories and the practices which stem 
from such theories. 

EDCP 617 Group Counseling (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCP 616. A survey of theory, research 
and practice of group counseling and psychotherapy 
with an introduction to growth groups and the labora- 
tory approach, therapeutic factors in groups, composi- 
tion of therapeutic groups, problem clients, therapeu- 
tic techniques, research methods, theories, ethics and 
training of group counselors and therapists. 



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EDCP618 Counseling Skills: Introduction to 
Practicum (1) 

t 'ompasite: EDCP 6/5 and EDCP 616. RepeatabU 
to 2 credits. Dcvelopmenl and utilization of counsel- 
ing skills. 

EDCP 619 Practicum in Counseling (2-6) 
Prerequisites: EDCP 616 and permission of depart- 
ment. Sequence of supervised counseling experiences 
of increasing complexity. Limited to eight applicants 
m advance Two hours class plus lahoratory. 

EDCP 625 Counseling the Chemically Dependent 

(3) 

Chemical dependency and its effects on the individ- 
ual's personal, social, and work functioning. Counsel- 
ing procedures for persons with drug and alcohol 
problems. 

EDCP 627 Process Consultation (3) 

Prerequisite: graduate course in group process. Study 
of case consultation, systems consultation, mental 
health consultation and the professional's role in sys- 
tems intervention strategies. 

EDCP 632 Cognitive Assessment (3) 

Prerequisite: Limited to school psychology students or 
permission of department. Assessment of cognitive 
functioning of children and adolescents in reference to 
school learning and behavior problems. Administering, 
scoring and interpreting cognitive assessment instru- 
ments commonly used in school systems. 

EDCP 633 Diagnostic Appraisal of Children I (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCP 726. Corequisite: EDCP 738. 
Assessment of development, emotional and learning 
problems of children. 

EDCP 634 Diagnostic Appraisal of Children II (3) 

Prerequisite: EDCP 633. Corequisite: EDCP 738. 
Assessment of development, emotional, and learning 
problems of children. 

EDCP 635 School Consultation I (3) 

Prerequisite: limited to school psychology students or 
permission of instructor. Theory and practice of con- 
sultation services in the school setting. Understanding 
of school culture. Introduction to problem solving 
model of case consultation for assessment and reme- 
diation of learning and behavior problems in the 
classroom. Practicum experience. 

EDCP 636 School Consultation II (3) 

Prerequisites: EDCP 635. limited to school psycholo- 
gy students or permission of instructor. Didactic 
practicum in consultation s