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Lycoming is a coeducational liberal arts college 
with a student body of 1,500, approximately 
900 men and 600 women. A Methodist 
institution, Lycoming is open to students of 
all faiths, backgrounds, and opinions. 



Williarnsport, Pennsylvania 17701 

Catalog for 1970-1971 

Table of Contents 



Purpose and Objectives 5 

Location 7 

History and Traditions 8 


Admissions 11 

Standards 16 

Degree Programs 18 

Vocational Aims 27 


Expenses 33 

Financial Aid 36 



Religious Life 39 

Student Activities 41 

Map of Campus 46 

College Honors 49 

Campus 50 

Programs and Rules 54 

Health Services 60 





This is Lycoming 

Purpose and Objectives 

Lycoming College encourages the search for meaning within a world of 
changing values. Although its primary thrust is within the liberal arts, the 
College recognizes the importance of vocational emphases to assure 
competency in the world of work. 

Free inquiry is essential to the pursuit of truth and self-understanding. 
Within an atmosphere in which moral and religious values are considered 
important, Lycoming College stresses: 

(a) Competency in the use of language and appreciation for literature; 

(b) Understanding of the basic principles of mathematics; 

(c) Analysis of relationships and values through the study of philo- 
sophy and religion; 

(d) Experience in scientific method and knowledge; 

(e) Basic understanding of the fine arts through an introduction to 
music, the theatre, or the history of art; 

(0 Experience in the methods and content of history, social sciences, 
and the behavioral sciences, with at least an introduction to eco- 
nomics, sociology, history, political science, or psychology. 

Beyond the level of general education, the College stresses the pursuit 
of a major. This presses the student to achieve competency in a more 
limited area and encourages greater depth and sense of academic achieve- 
ment. The major relates to increased understanding of oneself and his 
world; it leads both to graduate school and to vocation. Majors are not 
confined to single departments of the College; increasingly they are inter- 
departmental in nature, thus permitting the student a wider range of ex- 
perience in related fields. 

The College believes that the classroom is but one important phase of 
the academic program. The student also lives in a residential unit or com- 
mutes from home. He participates in multitudinous "activities" or in 
none at all. More recently he has been encouraged to take part in "the 
governance of the college" and to express freely his own aims, ac- 
complishments, and frustrations. These must each be the concern of the 

Lycoming College firmly believes that the search for values within the 
historical setting of religious concern must be the function of the entire 
institution. All of campus life, and not simply the activities of classroom 
and chapel, must actively assist the student to discover his true vocation 
as a human being. 


Lycoming College is located in one of Pennsylvania's most beautiful 
areas, the scenic West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna River in the 
Northern Central Section of the Commonwealth. 

The Williamsport area is known for its lovely mountain scenery and 
excellent outdoor recreation facilities. Thousands are attracted each year 
to the woods and crystal-clear streams where hunting, fishing, and hiking 
are unsurpassed. State Forests and Parks abound in the area. 

The college is set upon a slight prominence near downtown Williams- 
port, the county seat of Lycoming County. Lycoming College is consider- 
ed a major educational, cultural, and economic asset of the area. 

Greater Williamsport, with a population of 85,000, is within 200 miles 
of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Syracuse, 
Rochester, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Interstate 80 passes fifteen miles 
south of Williamsport, while U.S. 220 and U.S. 15 come through the city 
which is served by the Edwards Lakes to Sea Division of Continental 
Trailways and Greyhound Buslines. The Penn Central Railroad offers 
passenger service to Buffalo, Washington, and Harrisburg, with con- 
nections to all major cities. Allegheny Airlines provides numerous flights 
to virtually all Pennsylvania cities as well as to New York, Buffalo, 
Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Hartford, Newport News, and Washington. 

Williamsport was once the center of the lumbering industry of the 
northeastern United States and, while vestiges of that enterprise remain, 
today the city is expanding with many widely diversified industries and 
businesses. The facilities that make for good living have kept pace with 
this growth. Williamsport has two large parks (one a block from the 
college), a municipal golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, ice 
skating rinks, and numerous playgrounds. There are excellent schools in 
the city and surrounding boroughs and townships. Nearly a hundred 
churches, representing numerous denominations, minister to the spiritual 
needs of the area. 

A wide variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities are pro- 
vided by Lycoming College, Williamsport Area Community College, The 
Community Concert Association, the Community Arts Festival, and 
other organizations. Groups such as the Civic Choir, Community 
Players, and a multitude of special interest groups provide opportunities 
to participate in all types of activities. 

History and Traditions 

Founded in 1812 as Williamsport Academy, it is the oldest educational 
institution in the city of Williamsport. At first, the Academy served only 
the young through what are now recognized as the elementary grades. 
With the advent of public schools in the city, the Academy expanded its 
curricular offerings to include high school and college preparatory work. 

In 1848, under the patronage of The Methodist Episcopal Church, the 
Academy became Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. The Seminary con- 
tinued as a private boarding school until 1929 when once again its offer- 
ings were expanded, this time to include two years of college work. This 
expansion resulted in a change of the institution's name to Williamsport 
Dickinson Junior College. During its years as a junior college under 
President John W. Long, the institution forged a strong academic repu- 
tation, strengthened its faculty and expanded its physical plant. 

Increasing national demands for higher education following World 
War II prompted another significant step in the growth of the institution. 
In 1948, the junior college became Lycoming College, a four-year degree- 
granting college of liberal arts and sciences. 

Lycoming College is approved to grant baccalaureate degrees by the 
Pennsylvania State Department of Education. The College is accredited 
by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 
and the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. Lycoming 
is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Uni- 
versities, the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United 
Methodist Church, the Association of American Colleges, and the 
National Commission on Accrediting. 

The name Lycoming is derived from an Indian word 'Macomic" mean- 
ing "Great Stream." It is a name that has been common to north 
central Pennsylvania since colonial times and is an appropriate one for 
a school whose purpose has been consistently that of educating the area's 
young men and women. Through fulfillment of its specific objectives, it 
has been and continues to be an influential voice in the educational, 
cultural and spiritual development of the entire north central Pennsyl- 
vania region. 


Through more than a century of its history, the college has had the 
stabilizing influence of The United Methodist Church. The evolution of 
Lycoming from its origins to its present status has been accomplished 
with the continuous conviction that a Christian philosophy of life is a 
proper leaven of higher education. Lycoming fosters a Christian atmos- 
phere in all aspects of the college program and stresses the development 
and practice of a Christian way of life. 

Faculty and students express their religious convictions through 
membership and participation in nearly thirty Protestant denominations 
as well as the Roman Catholic and Hebrew faiths. Significant oppor- 
tunities are offered every student for personal expression of religious faith. 

Lycoming College firmly believes in Christian higher education. One 
of its major objectives is continuous affirmation of the validity of the 
Christian faith as a way of life. Fulfillment of this objective is aided by 
the support of a strong Department of Religion. This department was 
established through the generosity of the late Honorable M. B. Rich, for 
ten years President of the Board of Directors. 

An emphasis upon Christian worship and thought is offered by the 
weekly chapel program which brings outstanding religious leaders to the 
campus to share contemporary religious thinking with the students. 

Academic Program 


Admissions Policy 

The College Committee on Admissions sets policy and recommends 
the standard to guide the selection of candidates. Selective admission is 
based on academic achievement reflected in school records, class rank, 
and SAT scores. In addition, subjects studied, counselor and teacher 
recommendations, and other available information that might identify 
well-qualified candidates are considered. 

Academic Requirements 

1. Graduation from an approved secondary school is required. 

2. Although a set pattern of high school subjects is not required, a strong 
program of academic subjects is recommended as the most desirable 
preparation for college. This should include a total of 15 or 16 aca- 
demic units with substantial work in the areas of English and mathe- 
matics, and additional work in foreign language, social studies, and 

3. The College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test is required. Acceptable 
scores are considered in the light of other academic information. 

Selection Process 

Applications are accepted until March 1, after which the selection 
process begins. Criteria have been established to identify well-qualified 
candidates who are sincerely motivated to high academic performance. 

*Music majors must provide a letter of recommendation from the applicants' private teacher and/ 
or high school music supervisor. 



Although it might seem, with the emphasis placed on test scores, class 
rank, and other statistical information, that numbers are all important, 
this premise is not entirely so. Many hours are devoted to reading ap- 
plications, personal recommendations, counselor's evaluations and other 
available information. In addition, phone calls and letters are frequently 
exchanged in an effort to discern the qualities in an applicant which play 
an important part in the success of the student at Lycoming. Each 
candidate is carefully considered in a very personal way. 

Candidates are notified of the committee's decision sometime after 
March 15, but before April 1. Those selected are required to pay a $100 
fee no later than May 1. This amount is not an extra charge but is used 
to reserve a space at the college for the fall and each succeeding semester 
for which the student is eligible to return. It will be applied toward the 
charges of the last semester in residence, normally the semester prior to 
graduation. When a student decides to terminate his enrollment at 
Lycoming College prior to graduation, this fee will be refunded when a 
written request is made to the Registrar before the end of the student's 
eighth week of his last semester. 

early decision plan. Lycoming College has adopted an Early 
Decision Plan which will permit the Director of Admissions to notify 
well-qualified candidates at the beginning of their senior year in high 
school that their admission to the college is assured upon graduation. To 
be considered under the early decision plan, a candidate must complete 
application requirements before November 1. Candidates accepted in 
this category will be notified by December 1 and will be required to pay a 
$100 fee. 

early notification. Appraisal of an applicant's credentials will be 
sent (approximately 15 days following written request) to candidates who 
designate Lycoming as first preference. 

Application Procedure 

1. Persons desiring to apply for admission should request official forms 
from the Director of Admissions. 

2. The Admissions Office compiles a personal folder for each applicant 
and the following items must be submitted before a candidate is con- 
sidered for admission. These items should be received at the college 
before March 1. 

a) A completed application for admission and secondary school rec- 

b) A recent photograph (approximately 2" x 3"). 

c) A fee of $15, which is a processing charge and is not refundable. 

d) Confidential reports from two persons listed as references in the 

Note: Forms are supplied by the college for items (a) and (cl). 


e) Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of the College Entrance Examina- 
tion Board. Results from the test written during the senior year are 
preferred. Results from the test written during the junior year may 
be accepted for early decision candidates. 

Note: It is recommended that candidates who write achievement 
tests have the results reported. 
3. Candidates are invited to visit the campus and to meet with the Direc- 
tor of Admissions or a representative of the Admissions Office. This 
time provides an opportunity for reviewing the candidate's credential 
file, discussing plans, and answering questions. 

Advanced Standing by Placement 

Students entering as freshmen, who have studied an advanced course 
while in secondary school and have taken the appropriate advanced 
placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board, are 
encouraged to apply for credit and placement. A grade of three or above 
is generally considered to be satisfactory. 

Grades of the examinations and supporting materials are evaluated in 
deciding whether a candidate is given credit with advanced placement or 
advanced placement only. Credit given is entered upon the student's 
record without charge for tuition. 

Students may also receive advanced placement by examinations ad- 
ministered at the college during Freshmen Orientation Periods. Exami- 
nations at this time may be taken in chemistry, foreign languages, and 

Advanced Standing by Transfer 

Transfer students applying to Lycoming College shall have their 
records evaluated by the Registrar prior to admission. A transfer student 
must meet the minimum requirements for normal progress toward the 
degree, as defined for Lycoming College students, in order to be consid- 
ered for admission. A transfer student shall have his class status de- 
termined by the number of course credit hours in which he was enrolled 
at the previous institution(s). 

If an interview is to be required, a mutually convenient time will be 

Admission to the Summer Session 

Students who are candidates for degrees at Lycoming College are 
eligible to register for the Summer Session. 

A student who is a candidate for a degree from another college may 
enter the Summer Session upon certification by the dean of that institu- 


tion that the applicant is an enrolled student and that the courses taken at 
Lycoming will be accepted for credit if they are passed with certifying 

Others applying for admission to the Summer Session may be ac- 
cepted only upon presentation of official evidence of preparation to meet 
the regular admissions requirements. An application form is available 
from the Admissions Office. A summer school brochure will be available 
upon request during the spring. 

Admission as a Special Student 

Lycoming College offers a number of courses in the late afternoon and 
evening. These are a part of the regular college program and are open to 
all qualified students. Students who wish to enroll in one or more of 
these courses must be admitted, through the Admissions Office, as a 
special student. 

Admissions Office 

The Admissions Office is located on the first floor of Long Hall. For an 
appointment please write or call the Admissions Office. The telephone 
number is Williamsport 717-326-1951. 

Office hours are: 

Monday Through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday 9 :00 a.m. to 12 :00 noon 

(No Saturday hours during the months of June, July and August) 

Individual interviews are scheduled: 

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 4 :00 p.m. 

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 


Graduation Requirements 

Every degree candidate must complete his academic program by pass- 
ing a minimum of thirty (30) unit courses, at least 24 of which shall have 
been passed with grades of C or better. This must be accomplished within 
a limit of forty-one (41) courses taken. The candidate also completes a 
major that consists of passing at least eight unit courses. 

Additional requirements are: 

Two years of credit in Physical Education must be earned. 

Orientation to college for Freshmen must be attended. 

All financial obligations incurred at the college must be paid. 

The final two semesters and at least seven other courses to be offered 
for a degree must have been taken at Lycoming College. Requirements 
for graduation in effect at time of admission shall be met within seven 
years of continuous enrollment following the date of matriculation. 

When, in the case of any student, the need for consideration of exemp- 
tions or waivers of specific requirements arises, all such cases are re- 
viewed by the Faculty Committee on Academic Standing. 

Grading System 

The college uses the traditional letter system of grading: A B C D F, 
or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. 

Any student enrolled full-time at Lycoming College may elect to take 
up to a maximum of four courses on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. 
Only one course may be taken on this basis during any semester. No 
course taken by a student on a S/U basis after the declaration of his 
major and his approval by the department involved may be used to 
satisfy a requirement of that major. 

A student will receive full credit for a course passed with a Satisfactory 
grade. Such a grade will count toward the required 24 unit courses of 'C 
or better, however, neither the S nor the U will count in computing the 
grade point average. 


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Academic Honors 

The Dean's List is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of 
superior scholarship. Students are admitted to the Dean's List when they 
have earned at least two A grades and no grade below B from among 
three or more unit courses taken in any one semester. 

Students may be awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors 
only when 24 or more unit courses have been taken at Lycoming College. 

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude — all unit courses shall have been 
passed with grades of A except two which may have been passed with 
grades of B or one with a grade of C. 

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude — at least one-half of all unit 
courses shall have been passed with grades of A, the remainder to have 
been passed with grades of B or equivalent (one A for every C). 

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude — at least one-fourth of all unit courses 
shall have been passed with grades of A, the remainder to have been 
passed with grades of B or equivalent (one A for every C). 

High quality scholarship is also recognized by the election of students 
to membership in The Sachem, Gold Key, Blue Key, Phi Alpha Theta 
and Omicron Delta Epsilon. 

Academic Standing 

Freshmen are admitted to sophomore standing when they have passed 
a minimum of six unit courses, four with grades of C or better. 

Sophomores are admitted to junior standing when they have passed a 
minimum of fourteen unit courses, ten with grades of C or better. 

Juniors are admitted to senior standing when they have passed a mini- 
mum of twenty-two unit courses, sixteen with grades of C or better. 

When students are not making satisfactory progress, as described 
above, within the normal eight semesters of college work, their cases are 
reviewed by the Faculty Committee on Academic Standing. Continuing 
unsatisfactory progress shall be just cause for dismissal from college. 

The college reserves the right to dismiss any student whose grades are 
excessively low in any one semester. It also reserves the right to dismiss 
any student when such dismissal is in the best interests of the college. 

Class Attendance 

The academic program at Lycoming is based upon the assumption 
that there is value in class attendance for all students. Individual in- 
structors have the privilege of establishing reasonable absence regula- 
tions in any given course. Responsibility for learning and observing these 
regulations rests with the student. 

Degree Programs 

Lycoming College is a liberal arts institution granting the Bachelor of 
Arts degree. A degree candidate must fulfill certain minimal course re- 
quirements in breadth of learning — the distribution requirements — and 
in depth of learning in a chosen subject matter field — the major. 

Instruction at Lycoming College is organized, with few exceptions, on 
a departmental basis. Nearly all courses are unit courses, meaning that 
each course taken by the student is considered to carry the same academ- 
ic value as any other course. For transfer purposes each course is con- 
sidered to be equivalent to four semester hours of academic work. This 
does not mean that all courses will meet for four one-hour lectures each 
week although many will do so. Rather each course meets on a schedule 
set by the department and the instructor involved. Such meetings may be 
on a lecture, discussion, laboratory or tutorial basis. Varying amounts of 
additional reading, writing, study and research will be required for each 
course. The number of actual class meetings may vary from two to six or 
seven per week. 

Normally each student will elect four courses each semester, although 
in unusual circumstances a student may take more or less than this numb- 
er. One unit course may be elected during each of the four-week summer 

The Major 

Except for individuals in the Lycoming Scholar program, all students 
will complete a series of courses in a field of concentration known as the 
major. The minimum number of such courses in any case is eight, and, 
except for interdisciplinary majors, the concentration is within a given 
department of the college. 



Departmental Majors 

Majors are available in the following departments: 

Accounting History 

Art Mathematics 

Biology Music 

Business Administration Philosophy 

Chemistry Physics 

Economics Political Science 

English Psychology 

Foreign Languages Religion 

French Sociology and Anthropology 

German Theatre 



Interdisciplinary Majors 

An interdisciplinary major can be elected instead of one of the de- 
partmental majors listed above. Two or more departments working 
together establish these programs which must be approved by the Com- 
mittee on Interdisciplinary Majors. An example of such an interdiscipli- 
nary major is the currently active Soviet Area Program. 

A student may take the initiative in designing a unique interdiscipli- 
nary major in consultation with his faculty advisor. The Committee on 
Interdisciplinary Majors must approve such programs. 

Choice of a Major 

Selection of a major is at your discretion. Such important factors as 
vocational aims, aptitudes, and interests should govern your choice 
which must be made by the close of your sophomore year. If you choose 
a departmental major, approval of the department is necessary. If you 
choose an interdisciplinary major, or design a unique one, the program 
selected or designed needs the approval of the Committee on Inter- 
disciplinary Majors. 

Major Courses 

Some fields are such that the program of study is highly standardized 
and most of the major courses are specified while others allow a wide 
latitude of choice. In any case, all major departments offer a series of 
advanced level courses which enable the serious student to probe more 
deeply into his field of interest. Specific subjects selected for such ad- 
vanced studies may be highly diversified, and may take the form of in- 
dependent study, honors, seminars, or small classes informally or- 


Knowledge in some academic departments may be considerably en- 
hanced by knowledge obtained from another. For example, knowledge of 
chemistry is unquestionably supported and enhanced by knowledge of 
fundamental concepts of mathematics. It is for this reason that a stu- 
dent's educational program shall include a number of unit courses from 
departments other than the major. Some such courses are specified by 
various departments while others may be elected by the student in con- 
sultation with his faculty advisor. 

Some courses are offered in subjects in which a major is not available. 
These courses are normally elective, but in some instances, they may be 
used to fulfill supporting or distribution course requirements: Education, 

The Distribution Requirements 

One of the reasons a student chooses to come to Lycoming College is a 
desire to obtain a breadth of knowledge in many areas, a liberal arts ed- 
ucation. A student that deliberately elects to attend a liberal arts college 
is interested in more than training in a narrow major; he wants knowl- 
edge in an area of special interest, his major, amplified by exploration 
into kindred and "unrelated" fields. 

Lycoming College, being a liberal arts institution, insists that a major 
program of study be supported and challenged by the influences of a 
diversity of subjects. The major must not become narrow in its vision and 
sterile in its ability to help the student function effectively in a world 
where nothing is neatly isolated and compartmentalized. The College be- 
lieves that the essence of liberal education is its potential for exposing the 
student to the multitude of historical, traditional, and contemporary 
avenues of thought and action which are brought to light in different 
ways through the study of various disciplines. 

By taking different kinds of subjects, a student can discover numerous 
ways of seeing things. He can gain the advantage of learning to view 
events and approach problems and questions from various points of 
view. He can discover that the interpretation of events and the relevance 
of solutions and answers will vary greatly for different individuals and 

To have its students achieve at least a minimal insight into this multi- 
plicity of perspective, thought, and reaction, Lycoming College requires 
that they select some of their courses from six groups of courses as out- 
lined below. The aim is not the garnering of specific, prescribed infor- 
mation, but rather, the development of a broadly based perspective of all 
aspects of life. 


Freshman English. All students are ordinarily required to pass English 
10 and English 1 1. Students who have achieved a sufficiently high score 
in the ETS Advanced Placement Test in English may have the require- 
ments of English 10 and 1 1 waived. 

foreign language or mathematics. All students are required to meet a 
minimum basic requirement in either a foreign language or mathematics. 

Foreign Language. Students electing to take a foreign language may 
choose from among French, German, Greek, Russian, or Spanish. The 
student is required to pass two courses on the intermediate or a higher 
course level. Placement at the appropriate course level will be deter- 
mined by the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages. 

No student who has had two or more years of a given foreign language 
in high school shall be admitted to the elementary course in that same 
language for credit, except by written permission from the chairman of 
the department. 

Mathematics. Students electing mathematics must complete four courses 
in mathematics. By passing proficiency examinations on the content of 
Mathematics 1 and Mathematics 2, a student may reduce this require- 
ment to two other courses. These examinations are normally ottered 
during the Freshman orientation period. 

religion or philosophy. All students are required to pass one year (two 
courses in the same subject) in either philosophy or religion. 

Philosophy. A student electing the philosophy option usually begins with 
Philosophy 10 and usually selects a second course from among those 
numbered 16 through 29. 

Religion. The distribution requirement may be satisfied by completing 
Religion 10 and one other religion course. 

fine arts. All students are required to pass one year (two courses) in 
one of the following: 

a. Art. Any two art courses will satisfy this requirement. 

b. Literature. Students may elect one year (two courses) of literature in 
the English Department from the courses numbered 20 or above, or 
one year (two courses) of literature in the Department of Foreign 
Languages and Literature from the courses numbered 33 or above. 

c. Music. Any combination of two full music courses (academic or 
applied) will satisfy this requirement. You can complete: 

1. Any two courses from those numbered Music 1 through 46, OR— 


2. Two full units of applied music, courses numbered 60 through 69, 
earned fractionally as follows: 

a. 1/10 unit per semester for one half hour of instruction per week 
in courses numbered 60 through 66. 

b. 2/10 unit per semester for one hour of instruction per week in 
courses numbered 60-66. 

c. 2/10 unit per semester for music 67, 68, or 69, OR — 

3. One academic course (Music 1 through 46) and one full unit of 
applied music (Music 60 through 69) earned fractionally as in- 
dicated in "2" above. 

d. Theatre. Any two theatre courses numbered 10 and above will 
satisfy this requirement. 

natural science. All students are required to pass one year (any 
two courses) in one of the following: biology, chemistry, or physics. 

history and social science. All students are required to pass one year 
(two courses) in one of the following: 

a. Economics. Any two courses. 

b. History. Any two courses. 

c. Political Science. Any two courses. 

d. Psychology. Psychology 10 plus one course chosen from among 
Psychology 11, 15, 16, 31, 32, or 38. 

e. Sociology/ Anthropology. Sociology 10 plus one other sociology 

Special Opportunities for Students 

The changing nature of American education finds greater emphasis 
than ever before upon the development of significant opportunities for 
self-fulfillment among students. Pertinent educational goals demand that 
every student shall be accorded an opportunity to pursue a program that 
offers him the best chance to realize his intellectual potential. It is for this 
reason, that Lycoming has developed a curriculum that allows a maxi- 
mum flexibility in course selection, especially among those courses that 
support the major as well as those that effectively meet the requirements 
of the college's objectives in liberal education. But wide variety in course 
selection does not always allow as completely individualistic a program 
as one might wish. Therefore, a variety of Special Education opportuni- 
ties is provided. 

lycoming scholar program. This program is designed to meet the 
needs of a small number of exceptional students who would profit from 
a more flexible curriculum than that normally required. The Lycoming 


Scholar may choose, depending on his background and interests, a pro- 
gram which allows (a) greater specialization or (b) more interdisciplinary 
work than the regular curriculum permits. 

A Lycoming Scholar may be elected in either of two ways: 

1. By having been elected in competition with other applicants, prior 
to enrollment at Lycoming. 

2. By being selected by the Lycoming Scholar Council, which adminis- 
ters the program, on the basis of proven performance at Lycoming 
College. Any student may apply for admission up to the beginning 
of his junior year, provided he has maintained a grade point average 
of 3.25 or higher for two consecutive semesters at the time of appli- 
cation. Selection by the council is based on board scores, high school 
record, college record, interviews, and faculty recommendations, 
one of which must be from the English Department. 

Each Lycoming Scholar will be assigned to a professor by the council. 
Jointly, and with the approval of the Lycoming Scholar Council, they will 
construct a total college program suited to the needs of the student. In 
general all curricular requirements, with the exception of English 10 and 
successful completion of thirty unit courses, are waived. Lycoming 
Scholars are permitted to take more or fewer than four unit courses at a 
time; may substitute, with permission of the instructor, an independent 
study program for any course; may take independent reading or research 
courses; and will engage in special seminars conducted by members of 
the Lycoming Scholar Council in the freshman and senior years. 

If the performance of a Lycoming Scholar is unsatisfactory he may be 
dropped from the program. Such a student will be expected to complete 
a major if possible and to complete the curricular requirements set by 
the council. 

The student should note that no financial aid is automatically granted 
any Lycoming Scholar. No aid automatically accrues to any Lycoming 
Scholar who elects to spend one or more semesters either overseas or at 
other campuses in the United States. However, all Lycoming Scholars will 
be given careful consideration when election of one of the special aspects 
of the program places an additional financial burden on the student and 
his family. The scholar should consult with the financial aid officer. 

independent study. Each department granting a major provides op- 
portunity to students to work independently. Upon consent of the de- 
partment head, and the instructor, a student may register for courses in 
Independent Study. Normally, the opportunity for such study is provided 
for the better qualified major student who has successfully completed the 
courses making up the core of his major program. Except under unusual 
circumstances, registration for the studies course is limited to one unit 
course during each semester. If a student wishes to elect more than one 
unit during a semester or three or more unit courses in Studies in his total 


college program, approval of the Academic Standing Committee must be 
secured. Students who are privileged to elect Independent Study in any 
department register for courses numbered 80-89, Studies, with an 
appropriate title to be entered upon the student's permanent record. 

seminar study. The several departments may from time to time find it 
possible to organize small classes or seminars for exceptional students in- 
terested in subjects or topics not usually a part of departmental course 
offerings. Establishment of the seminar and admission of students de- 
pends upon the approval of the department involved. Occasionally, 
Visiting Professors, Lecturers, or Specialists in Residence will offer such 
seminar studies. Students who are privileged to elect Seminar Study in 
any department register for courses numbered 70-79, Studies, with an 
appropriate title to be entered upon the student's permanent record. 
Enrollment in seminar courses is normally limited to ten students. 

departmental honors. When a student desires to enter an Honors 
program and secures departmental approval to apply, a faculty committee 
shall be convened whose initial responsibility shall be to pass upon the 
student's eligibility to enter the program. The committee responsibility 
shall also include the direction of the study, and final evaluation of its 
worth. Usually the Honors program involves independent study in two 
consecutive unit courses. Students who are privileged to elect Honors 
register for courses numbered 90-99. 

Honors study is expected to result in the completion of a thesis to be 
defended in a final oral examination. Acceptable theses shall be deposited 
in the college library. Successful completion of the Honors program will 
cause the designation of honors in the department to be placed upon the 
permanent record. In the event that the study is not completed success- 
fully, the student shall be re-registered in Independent Studies and given 
a final grade for the course. 

Washington semester. Upon recommendation of the faculty of the 
Department of Political Science, students may be permitted to attend the 
American University, Washington, D.C., for a period of one full 
semester. The Washington Semester program is intended to provide a 
first-hand acquaintance with various aspects of the nation's capital, as 
well as an academic experience equivalent to the normal four unit courses. 
This program is open to selected students who have special interests in 
political science, law and American government. Ordinarily, only junior 
students are eligible. 

united nations semester. Upon recommendation of the faculty of the 
Departments of History or Political Science, students may be permitted 
to attend Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, for a period of one full 
semester. The United Nations Semester is intended to provide a first- 
hand acquaintance with the United Nations, New York City, as well as 
an academic experience equivalent to the normal four unit courses. This 


program is open to selected students who have special interests in world 
history, international relations, law, and politics. Ordinarily, only junior 
students are eligible. 

London semester. Upon recommendation of the faculty of the Depart- 
ments of History or Political Science, students may be permitted to attend 
London University for a period of one semester. This program is oper- 
ated by Drew University in conjunction with many other American col- 
leges. It is intended to acquaint the student with the character of one of 
the principal sources of American law and politics as well as to provide 
an academic program equivalent to the normal four courses. Ordinarily, 
only junior students are eligible. 

junior year abroad. Under the auspices of approved universities or 
agencies, a student may be privileged to spend one or two semesters of his 
junior year in a foreign university. The program has seemed to be espe- 
cially attractive to students majoring in foreign languages but it is entirely 
possible for other students to participate. A file on opportunities within 
the Junior Year Abroad program is available from the Reference Li- 

international intercultural studies. Lycoming College is a parti- 
cipating member of the Association of Colleges and Universities for 
International Intercultural Studies (ACUIIS). The Association sponsors 
college courses taught during the summer at the University of Graz. 

Lycoming College students are eligible for participation in this pro- 
gram which extends over approximately seven weeks of the summer. 
Total cost for 1969 was $850.00 and includes air fare, tuition, room, field 
trips, laundry and insurance. Students interested in this program should 
consult the Dean of the College. 


Interest in Russian history, government, culture, and foreign relations 
is so important that Lycoming College offers special opportunity for 
those students desiring to specialize in study of such subjects. This 
curriculum permits one to select courses stressing Russian experience 
in a variety of fields and combine them with four years of Russian 
language study to form a satisfactory major. 

Vocational Aims 

Courses of study at Lycoming College are designed to fulfill two specific 
but interrelated purposes. The first is to acquaint the student with the 
liberal arts heritage of human civilization and the American nation. The 
second is to provide him an opportunity to explore, from an elementary 
to an advanced level, various fields that may fit him for life's vocation or 
direct him toward professional or graduate schools. A wide variety of 
vocations may be entered directly upon graduation. These include posi- 
tions in business, industry, government, and the professions, including 
teaching. Students interested in any of these areas are referred to their 
advisor, to the appropriate departments or to special advisors assigned 
for each of the areas mentioned above. 

Accounting, Business, and Economics 

Lycoming College offers course work in the field of business adminis- 
tration particularly designed for training prospective business leaders. 
The three areas of specialization are business administration, accounting, 
and economics. Business is a highly diversified occupation; therefore the 
curriculum is not designed to be vocational or narrowly pre-professional. 
The purposes of the business administration curriculum are to train and 
to equip the minds of men and women to recognize and to solve complex 
problems facing business executives, to develop an appreciation for 
rigorous analysis, to practice the arts of verbal and written communica- 
tion, and to expose the developing mind to as wide as possible a range of 
course work represented by the traditional liberal arts curriculum, to the 
end that a student becomes truly well educated. Considerable flexibility 
is permissible within the curriculum and the student is encouraged to 
pursue course work most rewarding to him. Three years of high school 
mathematics are recommended for preparation. For specific require- 
ments, refer to individual course areas. 



Preparation for Dental, Medical, or Veterinary School 

The curriculum for pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-veterinary studies 
are all organized around a solid foundation of basic courses in biology, 
chemistry, and physics. Students in any of the three programs usually 
major in one of the natural sciences. 

At least three years of undergraduate study is suggested before entry 
into a college of dentistry, medicine, or veterinary medicine. However, 
the more normal procedure is to complete the bachelor of arts degree 
before entering the professional school. The student should consult the 
catalog of the college of dentistry, medicine, or veterinary medicine to 
which he expects to apply so that all courses required by that institution 
may be included in his program at Lycoming College. Consistent with 
the suggestions of these professional colleges, a wide range of subject 
matter from the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts are included in 
the programs. More information is available through the chairman of 
the biology department. 

Cooperative Curriculum in Engineering 

Consistent with increased attention being given nationally to engi- 
neering education, Lycoming College offers a cooperative curriculum 
combining the manifold advantages of a small liberal arts college with 
the training to be secured at an engineering school. By arrangement with 
Bucknell University and The Pennsylvania State University, the colleges 
offer a five-year program in which the first three years are spent at 
Lycoming and the final two at the engineering school. Upon completion 


of the first year at the engineering school, the student's record will be sent 
to Lycoming College. If the work is satisfactory, Lycoming College will 
award the Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon the completion of the five-year 
program of studies, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering is awarded by 
the engineering school. Combined programs offer an opportunity for 
completion of studies in the following areas: Bucknell University: 
chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering; The Pennsylvania 
State University: aeronautical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical or 
sanitary engineering. 

Prescribed work at Lycoming includes, in addition to the degree re- 
quirements outlined above, courses in chemistry, mathematics and 
physics. Because the demands of the engineering curricula may differ 
somewhat, a program of studies at Lycoming College will be designed for 
each student when his plans as to type of engineering program preferred 
have been finally fixed. The Chairman of the Physics department will aid 
each cooperative engineering student in planning his program. 

Cooperative Program in Forestry 

Professional and scientific programs of study in forestry for men and 
women are offered in cooperation with the School of Forestry, Duke 
University. The student spends three years in residence at Lycoming and 
an additional five semesters at Duke. Upon satisfactory completion of 
two semesters at Duke the student will have earned the A.B. degree from 
Lycoming, and upon completing the remainder of the program will be 
awarded either the M.F. or M.S. degree from Duke, depending upon the 
nature of the program. 

Candidates should indicate to the Admission's Office that they wish to 
enroll in the Forestry program. At the end of the first term of the third 
year, Lycoming will recommend qualified students for admission to the 
Duke School of Forestry. No application need be made to the School of 
Forestry before that time. 

Major fields of forestry at Duke are: 


Forest Resource Management Forest Ecology 

Forestry Business Management Forest Entomology 

Forest Protection Forest Pathology 

Forest Resource Economics Tree Physiology 

and Policy Tree Biochemistry 

Biometry & Statistics Dendrology & Wood Anatomy 

Systems Analysis Forest Hydrology 

Forest Meteorology 

Forest Soils 


Students with interests in Forest Resource Administration are ad- 
vised to elect a concentration in biology, business management, eco- 
nomics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, or sociology. Indi- 
viduals planning careers in Forest Science should strengthen their back- 
grounds in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Typical pro- 
grams in fields offered at Duke are available upon request from the Dean 
of the School of Forestry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 
27706. More information is available from the chairman of the Biology 

Cooperative Curriculum in Drama 

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Lycoming College 
each recognize appropriate courses given by the other institution. At 
Lycoming an exception is made in the residency requirements for gradua- 
tion (page 16). Normally, in the case of the transfer student who is a 
graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and recom- 
mended by them and who has completed two years successful study at an 
accredited college or university, the residency requirement shall be two 
summers with The Arena Theatre and two consecutive semesters in an 
academic year. Course work may be required during summer sessions. 
Each case is subject to review. The affiliation with the Academy permits a 
graduating Lycoming senior to be eligible for advanced standing at the 
Academy upon recommendation of the Lycoming College Theatre De- 
partment Chairman and acceptance by the Academy. For information 
contact the Theatre Department Chairman. 

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Preparation for Law School 

Many colleges of law require a Bachelor of Arts degree for admission. 
The four-year degree program in pre-law at Lycoming College provides a 
background for the prospective student of law. Requirements include 
courses in political science and history, but also specified is a wide range 
of subject matter designed to acquaint the student with the vast scope of 
human experience. Students may expect to major in economics, history, 
political science, or related fields as they prepare for matriculation in law 
school. Individual programs are tailored to fit the student's needs as well 
as to meet the specific requirements of the law school to which he applies 
for admission. Interested students should contact the Political Science 
Department Chairman. 

Medical Technology 

This curriculum is organized around an academic background of basic 
science courses in addition to those liberal arts courses listed as require- 
ments for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Three unit courses in biology are 
required as well as one of mathematics. In chemistry, General Chemistry 
and one other course are required. Three or four years are spent in ob- 
taining this academic background; the final year is spent in the medical 
laboratories of an approved hospital. This will consist of an internship of 
a full calendar year at a hospital accredited in the Registry of Medical 
Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The col- 
lege will give credit for the year when it is informed that the student has 
successfully passed the examinations given by the Registry of Medical 
Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. An 
official transcript of studies completed at the hospital must also be sub- 
mitted by the candidate. Lycoming College has a formal affiliation with 
Williamsport Hospital and Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport 
and also with Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and Lancaster General 
Hospital. Interested students should contact the Chemistry Department 

Religious Education 

Any student desiring extensive study in biblical history and literature, 
the historical development of Christianity, and Christian doctrine may 
major in religion. A qualified student planning to enter the vocation of 
religious education should, besides majoring in religion, elect five or six 
unit courses in psychology, education, and sociology. This program of 
study, completely within the liberal arts curriculum, is to qualify gradu- 
ates for work as Educational Assistants, or after graduate study in a 
theological seminary, as Directors of Christian Education. Interested or 


prospective students are invited to contact the Director of Religious 
Activities for further information concerning the opportunities, respon- 
sibilities and requirements of these and other church vocations. 

Preparation for Theological Seminary 

(Christian Ministry) 

Young men and women called to the Christian ministry or related 
vocations will find the pre-ministerial curriculum at Lycoming College 
an exciting and challenging opportunity. Basic courses specified by the 
American Association of Theological Schools are virtually identical with 
the program of courses required for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Ly- 
coming College. Such courses offer a wide range of subject matter pre- 
senting many opportunities for the pre-ministerial student to acquaint 
himself with the broad scope of human experience. Preparation for 
seminary includes earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in one 
of a variety of fields such as religion, English, history, and philosophy. So 
that every student may have a curriculum designed to fit his individual 
needs, the offerings in the junior and senior year are largely elective. 
However, the choice of electives will depend upon the specific require- 
ments of the theological school in which the student expects to matricu- 
late. Interested students should contact the Director of Religious Ac- 

Teacher Education 

Lycoming College trains teachers for elementary and for secondary 
education. The program is clearly identified with the liberal arts nature of 
the college, and hence, no candidate for the profession of teaching is con- 
sidered apart from the total liberal arts objective. Teacher education can- 
didates meet all general course requirements of the college including a 
major in a subject matter field. Interested students should contact the 
Education Department Chairman. 


General Expenses For The Academic Year 1971-72 

In considering the expenses of college, it is well to bear in mind that no 
student actually pays the full cost of his education. State colleges are en- 
abled to keep the cost of tuition within reasonable limits by grants from 
the public treasury; independent colleges achieve this by voluntary con- 
tributions supplemented by income from their invested endowment 
funds. At Lycoming College, the tuition fee which each student pays 
represents only a portion of the total instruction cost. Tuition is kept at 
the lowest possible level consistent with adequate facilities and competent 

Tuition at Lycoming is $975.00 per semester, plus certain fees which 
are listed on the following pages. The room expense for boarding stu- 
dents amounts to $250.00 per semester except for men living in the Fra- 
ternity Residence, who are assessed an additional $25.00. Board is 
$275.00 per semester (the academic year comprises two semesters of 
approximately sixteen weeks each). If, for justifiable reason, it is impos- 
sible for a student to eat in the College Dining Room, permission may be 
given the student to make other arrangements for meals. However, in 
the event such permission is granted, the room cost will be 50% higher 
than the above rates. If a student requests the use of a double room as a 
single room and the room is available, he will be charged 50 % more than 
regular rates. 

The tuition charged covers the regular or prescribed course of study 
which normally comprise four subjects each semester. If there should be a 
considerable increase in the price of commodities and/or services during 
any semester, the College reserves the right to make appropriate in- 
creases in the charges for the following semester. Additional detailed in- 
formation will be furnished by the Treasurer's Office upon request. 

Application Fee and Deposit 

All students applying for admission are required to send an application 
fee of $15.00 with the application. This charge is to partially defray the 
cost of processing the application and maintaining academic records and 
is non-refundable. 

After a student is notified that he has been accepted for admission by 
the college, he is required to make a deposit of $100.00. This deposit is 
evidence of the applicant's good intention to matriculate and is appli- 
cable to the general charges of his final semester in attendance (see page 
12); it is not an extra fee. This deposit is not refundable when the student 
fails to matriculate at Lycoming College. 


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books and Supplies 

A modern book and supply store is conveniently located in the Wertz 
Student Center. Books and supplies are purchased by the individual stu- 
dent. The estimated cost is approximately $75.00 per year, but will vary 
somewhat in accordance with the course of study which the student is 
pursuing. The bookstore is open registration day and daily thereafter. 

Expenses in Detail per Semester for the Academic Year 1971-72: 


Per Semester 

Comprehensive Fee $ 975.00 

Room 250.00 

Board 275.00 

Basic cost per semester $ 1 ,500.00 


Comprehensive Fee $ 975.00 

Basic cost per semester $ 975.00 


Laboratory Supplies per Semester: Natural Sciences. . .$10.00 to $30.00 

Applied Music Fee (Half-Hour Per Week Per Semester) $50.00 

Practice Teaching 80.00 

Late Registration Fee 5.00 

Change of Schedule Fee 2.00 

Special Examination Fee 5.00 

Diploma 10.00 

Transcript Fee (no charge for first transcript) 1.00 

Caps and Gowns (rental at prevailing cost) 

The college reserves the right to adjust charges at any time. 

Payment of Fees 

The basic fees for the semester are due and payable on or before regis- 
tration day for that semester. Checks or money orders should be payable 
to Lycoming College. 

Charges for laboratory supplies and additional credit hours will be 
billed and payable immediately following each registration period. 

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Partial Payments 

For the convenience of those who find it impossible to follow the 
schedule of payments as listed, arrangements may be made with the 
College Treasurer for the monthly payment of college fees through 
various educational plans. Additional information concerning partial 
payments may be obtained from the Treasurer or Director of Admissions. 

Withdrawals and Refunds 

The date on which the Dean of the College approves the student's with- 
drawal sheet is considered the official date of withdrawal. In the case of 
minors, the approval of the parent or guardian is required before the 
withdrawal is approved and before any refund is made. 

Room rentals have been fixed on a semester basis. Consequently, 
students leaving college prior to the ending of a semester will not be en- 
titled to any refund of room rent. 

Refund of tuition and board will be made to students who withdraw 
voluntarily from the college while in good standing and is fixed on the 
following basis: Students leaving during the first four-week period are 
charged 30%; during the second four weeks, 60%; during the third four 
weeks, 90%; after twelve weeks, full charge. 

Dropping a unit course from the original schedule after the first week 
of either semester will not justify any claim for refund of tuition charges. 
No refund will be made to those students who are asked to withdraw 
from the college. 

Other fees cannot be refunded for any reason whatever. 

Penalty for Non-Payment of Fees 

A student will not be registered for courses in a new semester if his ac- 
count for previous attendance has not been settled. 

No grades will be issued, no diploma, transcript of credits, or certifi- 
cation of withdrawal in good standing will be granted to any student 
until a satisfactory settlement of all obligations has been made. 

Damage Charges 

Wherever possible, damage to dormitory property will be charged to 
the person or persons directly responsible. Damage and breakage oc- 
curing. in a room will be the responsibility of students occupying the 

Halls and bathroom damage will be the responsibility of all students of 
the section where damage occurs. Actual costs of repairs will be charged. 


Financial Aid 

Lycoming recognizes the problem of constantly increasing educational 
costs and offers a substantial program of financial aid to assist those 
needing help to attend an excellent private coeducational college. 

No academically qualified student should hesitate to apply to Ly- 
coming College solelv because of financial need. 

At Lycoming, we make every effort to assure that qualified students are 
not barred due to their limited resources. Our financial aid office will 
assist as many qualified students as funds permit. 

Lycoming has five forms of financial aid: Scholarships — Loans — 
Work Study Grants — Educational Opportunity Grants — Grants-In-Aid. 

The establishment of need is the controlling factor in determining the 
amount of any financial aid. A scholarship may be awarded on the basis 
of financial need and academic ability, while a grant is given on the 
basis of financial need alone. Long term, low cost educational loans are 
available to most students who need them from Federal and State 
sources. If your academic standing is satisfactory, a portion of your col- 
lege expenses can be earned by part-time work. In order to qualify for 
continued financial aid, a student must maintain both a satisfactory 
academic average and a record of good citizenship. 

Since financial aid can be extended to you only after you are accepted 
for admission to Lycoming College, your first step is to apply for admis- 
sion. Request an application, and any other information you need, from 

Director of Admissions 

Lycoming College 

Williamsport, Pa. 17701 
Your admission application must be submitted by March 1. You should 
apply for financial aid as soon as possible after you apply for admission. 



Lycoming Scholar Committee Scholarships are awarded to certain 
Freshmen who are admitted to the Lycoming Scholar Program. Awards 
range from $400 to full tuition, depending upon the recipient's financial 
need. A 3.0 grade point average is needed for scholarship renewal. 


A number of Directors Scholarships are awarded to students who do 
not receive a scholarship from the Lycoming Scholar Committee but 
were in the top fifth of their high school class and had a College Entrance 
Board Tests combined score over 1200. They range from $300 to full 
tuition depending upon the student's financial need. Renewal is possible 
if a 3.0 cumulative average is maintained and financial need continues. 


For students who can not qualify for scholarships, Lycoming has an 
extensive program of grants-in-aid up to full tuition. Awards are based 
on demonstrated need and the prospect of the student contributing 
positively to the college community. Renewal requires continued 
financial need, maintenance of satisfactory academic and citizenship 
standards, and participation in college activities. 

Ministerial Grants-In-Aid: Financial assistance is available through 
grants from The United Methodist Church to children of ministers and 
ministerial students. 

Educational Opportunity Grants are given to students with excep- 
tional financial need who are in good academic standing. These are 
available under the Higher Education Act of 1965. 

Loans: Federal National Defense Student Loans are available to needy 
students. Other loans are available through the various state student 
loan programs. 

Work-Study Grants are allocated to students in academic good 
standing who come from low income families. These federal grants are 
available under the Higher Education Act of 1965. 

Community Scholarships 

In many communities there are local groups and foundations which 
provide funds to help worthy students. Often there are also high school 
awards available. Your guidance counselor and principal are the best 
sources of information. 

Education Financing Plans 

In addition to direct financial aid described above, the Business Office 
or the Student Aid Office will provide information, upon request, about 
plans enabling parents to pay college expenses on a monthly basis. 

Students Interested in Receiving Financial Aid 
are urged to contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information. 

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Religious Life 

Lycoming College provides a student with many opportunities to ma- 
ture in his faith through participation in the religious life of the campus. 

The appointment of a full-time Chaplain has been authorized, and is 
in the process of appointment. The Chapel Program, under the direction 
of the Chaplain, will include regular Sunday morning worship services, 
pastoral counseling, as well as other programs of a campus ministry. The 
Religious Life Council, a student organization, works with the Chaplain 
to develop and carry on a Chapel program involving both students and 

The Chaplain will also coordinate the work of local churches and 
chaplains that are appointed to students of other faiths. 

Freshmen are required to attend six (6) Chapel programs each semes- 
ter. Twelve of these programs are scheduled each semester on Tuesday 
mornings at 1 1 :00 a.m., and include six Protestant worship services and 
six lectures on religion. 


Student Activities 

Lycoming College accepts the responsibility of making every situation 
in which learning occurs constructive and positive. The college believes 
that learning is a continuous process that takes place not only in the class- 
room, but also in every college activity. 

The college assumes its responsibility in this area by directing the extra- 
curricular educational experiences of the students in such a way that 
these activities contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the 
college, by complementing the academic life of the campus. 

The college considers one of its responsibilities to be the encourage- 
ment of as many different activities as are necessary to provide all stu- 
dents with the opportunity to participate constructively in this area of 
student life. Departmental clubs; athletics, both intercollegiate and 
intramural; varied interest groups such as denominational clubs, the 
choir, the band, etc.; social organizations; social activities; self-govern- 
ing groups; and many informal associations are equally important in a 
well-integrated program of student activities. 

Recognizing the need for skilled leadership in our world, the college 
aims to utilize students in as many of the leadership positions as possible. 
In doing so, it will give students the opportunity to accept greater respon- 
sibilities, and to learn as they participate. 

Student Government 

Self-government by students in certain areas of campus life is an ob- 
jective achieved through the Student Government Association of Lycom- 
ing College. The Student Council is the legislative body of the Associa- 
tion. The officers of the Student Government Association are elected 
from the entire student body. Members of Student Council are elected by 
classes and certain other organizations. 

As the Student Council has been delegated authority for certain areas 
of campus life, it has also become more directly involved with the prob- 
lems of campus community life and is participaMng actively in the formu- 



lation of policy and procedures. Recognized by the college as the legiti- 
mate representative body of the students, the Student Council has been 
responsible for the organization of the Lycoming College Advisory 
Council which is composed of students, faculty, and administrators. 
This committee considers basic issues within the college, makes recom- 
mendations, and refers items to the various campus groups authorized 
to take action. 

A number of standing committees of Student Council are concerned 
with specific areas of student life. The Social Calendar-Concessions Com- 
mittee is responsible for approving the scheduling of all social activities 
by student organizations, and awards concessions to student groups for 
"fund-raising" purposes upon request. The Dining Room Committee 
advises the manager in menu planning and other areas of concern. 
Homecoming and Spring Weekend are major social activities under the 
sponsorship of Student Council. In addition to their own committees, 
thirty-one students are voting members often regular faculty committees. 

Other governing groups on the campus are the Inter-Fraternity Coun- 
cil, the Men's Residence Halls Council, the Women's Residence Halls 
Council, and the Associated Women Students. Each operates under 
limited authority in situations related to its specific area. 

Social and Cultural Influences 

The rapidly changing interests of students requires a flexible program 
which can be adapted to fulfilling the needs and objectives of both the 
College and the students. Social situations, which formerly served to pro- 
vide educational experiences for students are frequently out-dated with 
every new class of students. 

The College creates as many opportunities as possible to fulfill every 
student's objectives. The intention is to make it possible for the student to 
choose from among a variety of situations, so that no student's interests 
or needs are ignored. 

The Artist and Lecture Series presents several performances of the 
best obtainable talent in music, drama, the dance, and the lecture. The 
series is presented to provide wider cultural experiences than might 
normally be available to the student. Although the series is entertaining, 
its prime objective is to acquant the student with the arts and the humani- 
ties as they are performed on a professional level. 

Student Union 

The Student Union Board of Lycoming College is an advisory and 
functional group of students who work with an Assistant Dean of Stu- 
dents who is responsible for development of the activity and social pro- 
gram. Students are selected for membership on the Board after they have 
served a year in the Apprentice Program. 


The Board's services to the campus include poster making and pub- 
licity, a travel service, social programs, dances, lectures, concerts, pic- 
nics, films, tournaments, recreational activities, bridge, life-saving 
courses, coffee-hours, and intercollegiate events. 

A laboratory for learning, the Student Union offers students an op- 
portunity to learn while serving the campus. 

College Publications and Communications 

There are several official college publications. Each is devoted to a 
specific area of college life, and is designed to communicate to selected 
groups of the college community. 

The Bell, official student newspaper, is published weekly and is de- 
voted to interests of the student body, reporting current campus events. 

The Arrow, college yearbook, is published in August and presents a 
record of student life during the current academic year. 

The Freshman Handbook, published annually by Student Government, 
is a handbook of regulations and miscellaneous information which is 
distributed to freshmen prior to their arrival on the campus. 


The Lycoming Quarterly magazine is published by the Alumni Office 
four times yearly. It is designed to keep the alumni and friends of 
Lycoming College informed of current happenings at the college. The 
Newsletter is published periodically between issues of the Quarterly to 
keep alumni abreast of their activities. 

The President's Report, an annual review of college operations to the 
Board of Directors, is distributed to all alumni and parents. 

The Lycoming Library Student Handbook is published by the library 
every September. 

The Campus Radio Station, WLCR, broadcasts on a wired circuit to 
all residence halls. It operates daily from 7:30 a.m. to 1 1 :30 p.m., except 
weekends when it is on the air on a more limited schedule. 

Campus Clubs and Organizations 

A variety of organizations on the campus provide opportunities for 
social and intellectual growth. These groups are organized and conduct- 
ed by students in cooperation with faculty sponsors or advisors. 

Some of the groups are: the Student P.S.E.A.-N.E.A., which gives 
prospective teachers current information on the teaching field and an in- 
sight into the problems of education; The Lycoming College Theatre, 
which stages a variety of dramatic productions including original work; 
The Varsity Club, composed of lettermen, which promotes college spirit 
in sports; the Business Club for students majoring in business administra- 
tion; the French, German, Russian and Spanish Clubs, which study the 
language and the life and culture of the countries; the Model United 
Nations Society, the Practical Politics Society, political clubs, and the 
Associated Women Students, which sponsors parties and teas for stu- 
dents, faculty, and parents. 

Musical organizations at Lycoming offer to singers and instrumenta- 
lists alike a fine opportunity to learn by doing. There are several choral 
groups and instrumental ensembles offering every able student the 
chance to participate both on the campus and on tour. 


Six Greek letter fraternities on the campus provide a means of bringing 
to men students the advantages of national fraternal organizations as 
well as group housing. They include the Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta 
Rho. Beta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Pi, Iota Beta Zeta Chapter of 
Lambda Chi Alpha, Epsilon Beta Chapter of Theta Chi, and Gamma 
Rho Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, and Mu Theta Chapter of Tau Kappa 

The Inter-Fraternity Council coordinates the activities of the fraterni- 

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1. North Hall 

2. Art Center 

3. Fine Arts Building 

4. Fraternity Residence Hall 

5. Forrest Hall 

6. Crever Hall 

7. Wertz Student Center 

8. Wesley Hall 

9. Rich Hall 

10. John W. Long Hall 

11. Asbury Hall 

12. Laboratories and Arena Theatre 

13. Faculty Office Building 

14. Wendle Hall 

15. Library 

16. Gymnasium 

17. Clarke Chapel 

18. Skeath Hall 

19. Eveland Hall 

20. Bradley Hall 

21. Science Building 

22. Maintenance Building 

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College Honors 

The Chieftain Award 

The Chieftain Award is given to that senior who, in the opinion of the 
students and faculty, has contributed the most to Lycoming College 
through support of school activities; who has exhibited outstanding con- 
structive leadership qualities; who has worked efficiently and effectively 
with the members of the college community; who has evidenced a good 
moral code; and whose academic rank is in the upper half of his class. 

The Sachem 

The Sachem is an active society of superior junior and senior scholars. 
Its membership is limited to students who have completed at least four 
full semesters of academic work at Lycoming College. Election to mem- 
bership is held annually in September by the members of the society and 
its faculty advisors. Newly elected members are chosen from among the 
top-ranking 3 % of the junior class and 6 % of the senior class. 

Gold Key and Blue Key 

Gold Key and Blue Key are freshman scholastic honor societies for 
women and men respectively. Election to these societies is dependent 
upon the student's being nominated to the Dean's List during the first 
semester of the freshman year. Under certain conditions, second semester 
freshmen and sophomores are also eligible for election. 

Phi Alpha Theta 

This national honorary society is for those students interested in 
history. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of four 
unit courses in history with grades averaging above B. 

In addition, a student must have achieved a grade of B or better in two- 
thirds of his remaining academic courses. The local chapter is Zeta Zeta. 



Omicron Delta Epsilon 

Juniors and seniors making the study of economics one of their major 
interests are eligible for membership in this national honor society. 
Qualifications include an average grade of better than B in a minimum of 
three unit courses in economics and an overall average of at least a B for 
all college courses. The local chapter is Mu. 

Iruska Honor Society 

No more than seven juniors are selected annually for membership in 
Iruska, which honors juniors active in extracurricular activities who best 
represent the spirit of campus leadership at Lycoming College, and whose 
academic rank is in the upper half of their class. 


The facilities at Lycoming are excellent. Of the twenty-two buildings 
on a twenty-acre campus, fourteen have been constructed since 1951. 
Twelve modern structures have been built in as many years including six 
dormitories, a student center, a science building, and a five million dollar 
academic center whose four buildings provide a library, an arena theatre, 
a planetarium, faculty offices, classrooms, lounge, and exhibit facilities. 
In addition, there is a twelve-acre athletic field with a 1,400 seat stadium, 
near the campus. 


The Academic Center: A broad complex of instructional facilities, the 
Academic Center, completed in 1968, houses classrooms, laboratories, 
faculty offices, library, planetarium, and theatre. The library has a ca- 
pacity of 250,000 volumes and can accommodate as many as 700 students 
in a variety of study and reading situations. On the basement level it 
contains a computer center and an audio-visual center. Wendle Hall, the 
classroom unit, is entered through Pennington Lounge, a spacious first- 
floor lounge which serves as an informal meeting place for students and 
faculty. Psychology laboratories are located in the basement of this 
section. There are 20 classrooms on the second and third floors. A third 
unit contains a diversified group of educational and cultural facilities 


serving both the College and the community. Located here are the Arena 
Theatre, a 204-seat theatre featuring a thrust-type stage, and the Detwiler 
Planetarium. Language, mathematics, and physics laboratories and the 
90-seat Alumni Lecture Hall are located on the second and third floors. 
A faculty office unit contains 69 single-occupancy faculty offices as well 
as seminar rooms in the core area of the upper floors and a lecture hall 
on the ground floor with a seating capacity of 725. 

The Art Center: The President's residence for 25 years, it was con- 
verted in 1965. It contains studios and a gallery area for students enrolled 
in the art curriculum. 

The Fine Arts Building: Converted from a residential home, this build- 
ing contains the studios and individual practice rooms for the students 
enrolled in the music curriculum. 

The Science Building: Completed in 1957, it is exclusively devoted to 
scientific studies in the fields of chemistry and biology. Lecture rooms 
and laboratories, along with appropriate faculty offices are located in 
the Science Building. 


John W. Long Hall: Named in honor of the late Rev. Dr. John W. 
Long, President of the Institution from 1921 to 1955, it was officially 
opened in October, 1951. Long Hall is the administration center of the 
College, containing the offices of the President, Dean of the College, 
Dean and Assistant Deans of Student Services, Treasurer, Registrar, 
Director of Development, Director of Admissions, Director of Public 
Relations, Director of Alumni Affairs, and Director of Publications. A 
reception area and a central communications system are located on the 
main floor. A center for duplicating and bulk mail services is located on 
the ground floor. The Conner Memorial Chapel named in honor of 
Benjamin Conner, president of the Institution from 1912-1921, is also 
on that level. 

Eveland Hall: Completed in 1912 and at one time the preministerial 
dormitory, it was named in honor of Bishop W. P. Eveland, President of 
Williamsport Dickinson Seminary from 1905 to 1912. No longer used 
for residential purposes, Eveland Hall for many years housed the Civil 
War Museum and faculty offices. 


Clarke Chapel was built in 1939 with funds willed to the college by 
Miss Martha B. Clarke, a benefactor interested in Christian Education. 
Worship services and other events are held in the main floor auditorium 
and classes are conducted in its lower level. 



D. Frederick Wertz Student Center: The student center, completed in 
1959. contains the dining facilities, Burchfield Lounge, a recreation area, 
game room, music room, book store and post office. The Board Room 
and offices of various student organizations are on the second floor. It 
was named in honor of Bishop D. Frederick Wertz, President of the 
Institution from 1955 until his election to the episcopacy in 1968. 

Gymnasium: This is the athletic center of the college, housing basket- 
ball, and other courts, swimming pool, bowling alleys, and the adminis- 
trative offices of the Physical Education Department. 


Rich Hal I: Named in honor of the Rich family of Wool rich, Pennsyl- 
vania, this residence currently accommodates 126 women. The college in- 
firmary and the Sara J. Walter lounge for non-resident women are lo- 
cated on the ground floor. Completed in 1948, it marked the first step in 
the post-war expansion of the college. 

Crever Hall: Named in honor of the Rev. Benjamin H. Crever who 
was instrumental in persuading the Baltimore Conference to purchase 
this Institution from the Town Council of Williamsport in 1848. He is 
considered the college's founder and served as its first financial agent. 
Crever Hall was completed in 1962 and accommodates 126 women. 

North Hall: Completed in 1965, the largest women's dormitory accom- 
modates 146 students in two-room suites with bath. 

Forrest Hall: Named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Fletcher Bliss Forrest 
and Anna Forrest Burfiendt the parents and sister of Katherine Forrest 
Mathers whose generosity established the memorial. Mrs. Mathers was a 
Class of 1928 graduate of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, and her 
sister was a 1930 Seminary graduate. Completed in 1968, Forrest Hall 
accommodates 92 women students in two-room suites with bath. 

Wesley Hall: The oldest men's residence currently in use was com- 
pleted in 1956. It accommodates 144 students and includes lounges and a 
recreation area. This building was named in honor of the founder of 

Asbury Hall: Named in honor of Francis Asbury, the Father of The 
United Methodist Church in America. Bishop Asbury, the best known of 
the early circuit riders, made his way through the upper "Susquehanna 
District" in 1812, the same year the Williamsport Academy, now 
Lycoming College, opened its doors as an educational institution. Com- 
pleted in 1962, this residence accommodates 154 men. 


Fraternity Residence: Also completed in 1962, this building houses 
five chapters of national fraternities. The fraternity units are distinct 
and self-contained and provide, in addition to dormitory facilities for the 
brothers, lounges and chapter rooms for each group. The fraternities 
share a large social area on the ground floor. 

Skeath Hall: Named in honor of J. Milton Skeath, faculty member 
and four-time dean of the institution from 1921 to 1967. Dr. Skeath re- 
tired in 1967 as Professor of Psychology Emeritus. The largest dormitory 
on campus, it was completed in 1965 and accommodates 184 men. 

Programs and Rules 


The orientation program at Lycoming College is designed to help the 
student entering college for the first time to start this new adventure 
under the most favorable circumstances. An entirely new concept of 
courses, class scheduling, and methods of instruction must be assimilated. 
Adjustments to this new experience are important. 

In order to prepare for the beginning of this experience, Lycoming 
schedules six to eight orientation sessions each lasting two and one half 
days during the summer. Each new student is required to attend one of 
these sessions accompanied by at least one parent. 

The summer program makes it possible to schedule ample time for aca- 
demic advisement, placement testing, library orientation, and registra- 
tion. The college is able to work more satisfactorily with new students in 
planning programs of study tailored to each student's vocational and 
academic interests. Each new student completes all preliminaries, in- 
cluding registration, during the summer orientation period. Textbooks 
are available for purchase and perusal prior to the opening of classes in 
the fall. 

Information regarding the dates of orientation sessions, a typical 
schedule and a pre-registration form are mailed to each new student 
admitted to Lycoming College. 

Intercollegiate Sports 

The college offers an attractive program of intercollegiate athletics and 
encourages wide participation by its students. It is a member of the 
National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference and the Northern Division of the Middle Atlantic Confer- 
ence. Lycoming annually meets some of the top-ranking small college 
teams in the East in athletic competition. Contests are scheduled with 
other colleges in football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, swimming, base- 
ball, tennis, golf, and track. 

Intramural Athletics 

An extensive and diversified program of intramural athletic competi- 
tion affords opportunity for every student to participate in one or more 
sports of his own choosing. 

Sports for men include touch football, basketball, volleyball, bowling, 
badminton, table tennis, tennis, Softball, golf, wrestling, swimming, 
horseshoes, track and field. 



Sports for women include competition in basketball, volleyball, 
bowling, badminton, table tennis, tennis, softball, swimming, field 
hockey, and archery. Field days are arranged with WAA groups of other 
colleges and universities during the school year. 

Academic Counseling 

An advantage of a small college is the rich experience gained by the 
close association of students and faculty. The counseling program at Ly- 
coming enables students to discuss various academic problems with their 
instructors, the Dean of the College, and the Dean of Student Services. 

As an entering Freshman, the student is assigned to a faculty adviser 
who meets with him as needed during the year. The Freshman finds his 
adviser willing to guide and assist in the many problems that confront a 
new college student. 

Personal Counseling 

The Dean of Student Services and his assistants provide advisement 
and counseling for students with emotional and adjustment problems. 
Each member of the staff is qualified to give assistance of a nontherapeu- 
tic type. Students with severe emotional disorders are referred to private 
practioners whose services are available in the community. When a stu- 
dent uses the services of a private clinician in the community he is re- 
sponsible for the payment of his own fees. 

In addition to counseling on personal problems, vocational advisement 
and limited testing services are provided through the staff of the Student 
Services Office. 

Study Skills Center 

A series of study skills sessions are scheduled as the need arises under 
professional direction. Groups of six to ten students are enrolled for a 
series of six to ten hours in each session. They include sessions on reading 
skills, test-taking, note-taking, psychological blocks to studying, etc. 

Reading Improvement Course 

A course designed to improve reading skills is offered at various times 
during the academic year. Skilled instructors teach students how to im- 
prove reading speed and comprehension in short courses which span a 
six-week period — four one-hour periods each week. A student who is 
deficient in reading skills may sign up for this course on a voluntary 
basis. The charge is $50.00. Information is sent to the students during the 

56/placement service 

Placement Services 

The Placement Office, located on first floor of Long Hall, assists the 
student in each of the following areas: 

1. Securing part-time employment on the campus and in the com- 

2. Providing information about graduate school programs, scholar- 
ships, and assistantships 

3. Offering information on vocational opportunities, employer litera- 
ture, job interviews, government service, and other data helpful to 

4. Providing information about summer job opportunities 

5. The college maintains an active teacher placement service for each 
education graduate. Each year many districts send representatives 
to the campus to interview prospective elementary and secondary 
teachers. Over 3500 positions in the eastern states are listed yearly 
in the Education Office. 

By providing on-campus interviews with selected employers recruiting on 
college campuses and by sending student credentials to prospective em- 
ployers, the Placement Office opens broader vocational opportunities to 
graduates seeking employment. 

Provisions for Veterans 

Lycoming is fully approved for the educational program for veterans 
under Federal Public Laws 550, 634, and 894. 




Single students who do not reside at home are required to live in the 
college residence halls and eat their meals in the college dining room. 
Special diets cannot be provided. Some junior and senior students are 
permitted to live off campus when there is a shortage of space in the 
residence halls. Exceptions to these regulations can be approved only for 
the purpose of working for room and/or board or living with relatives. 
Requests for exceptions must be submitted in writing to the Assistant 
Dean of Student Services-For Housing. The petition must include the 
name of the householder and the address where the student wishes to live. 

Members and pledges of social fraternities are required to live in the 
Fraternity Residence when space is available. All fraternity members eat 
their meals in the college dining room, except those living in privately 
owned fraternity houses. 

Residents furnish their own linens, towels, blankets, bedspreads, and 
wastebaskets. Draperies are provided in all women's residences. 

Linens, towels, and blankets may be rented from the Merit Laundry & 
Dry Cleaning Co. Information is sent to all resident students concerning 
this service following their assignment to a room. 

Women's Residence 

Resident women students live in Rich Hall, Crever Hall, North Hall, 
or Forrest Hall. Rooms are arranged in suites of two rooms with two or 
three students living in each room. Each suite has private bath facilities. 

Located in Rich Hall are the infirmary, recreation room and television 
room. Laundry facilities are located in all women's dormitories. Lounges 
and the office for the Head Resident are located on the first floor of each 
residence hall. 

All resident women students are members of the Resident Women's 
Association of Lycoming College. They establish standards and regula- 
tions for community living, in cooperation with the College student 
personnel staff, and endeavor to assist each new student in her adjustment 
to living in a college dormitory. 

Men's Residence 

Resident men live in Wesley Hall, Asbury Hall, Skeath Hall and the 
Fraternity Residence. Upperclassmen have priority in assignment of 
rooms. Rooms for freshmen are assigned according to the date the reser- 
vation fee of $100.00 is paid following notification of admission. 

All rooms are for double occupancy. Rooms are furnished with a single 
bed, pillow, desk, desk chair, and a dresser for each occupant. The furni- 
ture is built into the room, and a light is provided over the desk. Window 
shades are provided in all rooms. It is advisable to wait until after arriv- 
ing on the campus to purchase draperies and bedspreads. 


Standards of Conduct 

The college expects all of its students to accept the responsibility re- 
quired of citizens in a free democratic society. The rules and regulations 
of the college are designed to protect the rights of every member of the 
community against encroachment by individuals. The limitations which 
are imposed upon the activities of individuals are established for the 
common good of the entire college community. 

Students who are unable to demonstrate that they can accept this re- 
sponsibility or are antagonistic to the spirit and general purpose of the 
college, or fail to abide by the regulations established by the college may 
be dismissed or requested to leave the college at any time. Further, at the 
end of any term or semester the College may deny a student the privilege 
of registration for any subsequent term or semester when the administra- 
tion deems this to be in the best interests of the College. In addition to 
the regulations published here, specific rules are furnished each student 
upon matriculation. 

The consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages on campus or at 
any college function is prohibited. Detailed regulations consistent with 
the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are published in the 
Handbook of Rules and Regulations. 

Lycoming College does not tolerate the illegal use of drugs by its stu- 
dents. Any student who possesses or uses drugs illegally as defined by the 
Pennsylvania Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, No. 1664 and its amend- 
ments or by the appropriate Federal Government agencies shall be dis- 
missed from the college. A student who is dismissed from the college may 
apply for re-admission after one year when satisfactory evidence is 
available that the student is able to resume classes without a physical or 
psychological dependency upon illegal drugs of any nature, either addic- 
tive or nonaddictive. The illegal provision of drugs by a student to others, 
either by sale or gift, shall result in the explusion of the student from the 
college, and no opportunity for re-admission shall be possible. 

Gambling, cheating and stealing are totally inconsistent with Lycom- 
ing standards. Students who cannot accept the prohibition of such be- 
havior should not apply. Although the adherence to proper conduct is an 
individual responsibility it is a group responsibility as well. It is encum- 
bent on all Lycoming students that they prevail upon their fellow stu- 
dents to conduct themselves honorably for the collective good. 

It is assumed that a willingness to accept these restrictions is implicit in 
the acceptance of membership in the Lycoming College community. 


Resident students of the college who are classified as Sophomores, 
Juniors or Seniors may have and operate motor vehicles in Williamsport 
and the surrounding area. All such vehicles must be registered with the 
college. Parking privileges on the campus are limited to those persons 


with registered automobiles. Freshman resident students are not per- 
mitted to operate, or have in their possession, motor vehicles of any na- 
ture in Williamsport, or the surrounding area. Exceptions to this rule 
may be made only for unusual circumstances, and may be granted only 
upon written petition to the Dean of Student Services. 


No resident student may keep firearms, ammunition, or explosive de- 
vices in the place of his residence or stored in an automobile on the cam- 
pus. Facilities for storing firearms for hunting and target purposes are 

Residence Halls 

Residence hall students are responsible for the furnishings and the 
condition of their rooms. Inspection of rooms and their contents is made 
regularly. Charges will be assessed for damages to rooms, doors, and 

Residence hall students are expected to vacate their rooms during the 
vacation periods when the halls are closed and not later than 24 hours 
following their last examinations except for graduating seniors. 

Regulations regarding quiet hours for study are established by the 
appropriate residence hall councils and are published in the Residence 
Halls' Handbook and on the bulletin boards in the halls. 

Money and Valuables 

The college accepts no responsibility for loss of valuables due to theft, 
fire, or other causes. Students may deposit money in the Treasurer's 
Office. Withdrawals are permitted during office hours. 


Students who change their marital status are requested to notify the 
Office of Student Services prior to their marriage. 

Married students may not live in the college residence halls. If a wo- 
man student marries while a resident student, she must vacate her room 
in the residence hall immediately. 

Health Services 

Medical History and Physical Examination 

Each student entering the college is required to submit a medical 
history record and a physical examination form prior to arriving on the 
campus. The parent or guardian of each student under 21 years of age 
must sign the health record which authorizes the college health author- 
ities to give emergency medical treatment according to good medical 
practice. In the event an operation or other treatment is required for a 
serious accident or illness, the College Physician will always secure prior 
parental consent if the circumstances permit. 

Exemption from participation in physical activity associated with 
physical education may be granted only by the College Physician. This 
exemption is based upon the medical history, report of the student's 
physician, and a physical examination by the College Physician. 

Infirmary Service 

The college maintains an infirmary which is staffed with registered 
nurses twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. The College Physician 
is on call when needed. Normal medical treatment by the Health Service 
Staff at the college infirmary is free of charge except for visits over a 
maximum of three requiring a doctor's services. However, special medi- 
cations, x-rays, surgery, care of major accidents, immunizations, exami- 
nations for glasses, physician's calls other than in the infirmary, referrals 
for treatment by specialists, and special nursing service, etc., are not 
included in the infirmary service which is provided free. 

Accident and Sickness Insurance 

All resident students are required to purchase the Accident and Sick- 
ness Group Insurance Plan of the college for the academic year, unless 
they can present evidence that they are covered under some other health 
insurance program. Non-resident students may participate in the College 
Group Insurance Plan on a voluntary basis. If a student becomes in- 
eligible under another plan because of age, he must enter the college 
program in the semester in which he loses his other coverage. The in- 
surance plan will also be available for twelve-month coverage on a 
voluntary basis for all students. Information concerning the plan and 
its benefits will be sent to all students during the summer. 


The Alumni Association 

The Alumni Association of Lycoming College has a membership of 
over seven thousand men and women. It is governed by an Executive 
Board of five officers and twenty-one members nominated and elected by 
the membership. It annually elects a member to the Board of Directors of 
the College for a three-year term. The Director of Alumni Affairs directs 
the activities of the Alumni Office. 

The Alumni Association of Lycoming College has two objectives: 
(1) to promote the interests of the college, and (2) to foster among its 
members loyalty and devotion to their alma mater. Any person who has 
successfully completed one year of study at Lycoming College or 
Williamsport Dickinson Junior College and who is not enrolled as a 
full-time student at Lycoming College, and all former students of 
Williamsport Dickinson Seminary are members of the Association. 

The Alumni Office is located on the first floor of Long Hall. Arrange- 
ments for Homecoming, Alumni Day, Class Reunions, club meetings 
and similar activities are coordinated through this office. There are alum- 
ni clubs in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State 
College, Muncy, Northern New Jersey, Rochester, Schenectady, Syra- 
cuse. Connecticut, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. 

Lycoming College holds Class A. B. and C memberships in the Ameri- 
can Alumni Council. Through The Lycoming College Fund, the Alumni 
Office is closely associated with the development program of the college. 

Acting as the representative of alumni on the campus, and working 
also with undergraduates, the Alumni Office aids in keeping alumni 
informed and interested in the program, growth, and activities of the 

Communications to the Alumni Association should be addressed to 
the Alumni Office. 

Honorary Degrees Conferred — 1970 


Rebekah Harkness, HH.D., Founder of the Rebekah Harkness Foun- 

William E. Strasburg. LITT.D., Associate Director of the United 
States Information Agency 



Academic Calendar 


" 13 — Sunday 
14 — Monday 
15 — Tuesday 
1 6 — Wednesday 

November 24 — Tuesday 
30 — Monday 


1 8 — Friday 


4 — Monday 
1 5 — Friday 
19 — Tuesday 
23 — Saturday 


31 — Sunday 


1 — Monday 
2 — Tuesday 
3 — Wednesday 


26 — Friday 


5 — Monday 
9 — Friday 


2 1 — Friday 
25 — Tuesday 
29 — Saturday 


5 — Saturday 
6 — Sunday 
6 — Sunday 

First Session 



14 — Monday 
9 — Friday 

Second Session 

July 1 2 — Monday 

August 6 — Friday 

Third Session 

August 9 — Monday 

September 3 — Friday 


Dormitories open 



Classes begin 8 :00 a.m. 

Thanksgiving recess begins 8:00 p.m. 
Classes resume 8:00 a.m. 

Christmas recess begins 5 :00 p.m. 

Classes resume 8 :00 a.m. 
Classes end 5:00 p.m. 
Exams begin 9:00 a.m. 
Exams end 4:00 p.m. 

NG SEMESTER 1970-71 
Dormitories open 

Classes begin 8:00 a.m. 

Spring recess begins 5:00 p.m. 

Classes resume 8:00 a.m. 

No afternoon classes (Good Friday) 

Classes end 5:00 p.m. 
Exams begin 9:00 a.m. 
Exams end 4:00 p.m. 

Alumni Day 

Baccalaureate 10:45 a.m. 
Commencement 3 :00 p.m. 


Registration 8:00 a.m. Classes begin 10:00 a.m. 
First session ends 12:00 noon. 

Registration 8:00 a.m. Classes begin 10:00 a.m. 
Second session ends 12:00 noon. 

Registration 8:00 a.m. Classes begin 10:00 a.m. 
Third session ends 12:00 noon. 



September 12 — Sunday 
1 3 — Monday 
14 — Tuesday 
1 5 — Wednesday 

November 23 — Tuesday 
29 — Monday 

December 1 7 — Friday 

January 3 — Monday 
14 — Friday 
18 — Tuesday 
22 — Saturday 

Dormitories open 



Classes begin 8:00 a.m. 

Thanksgiving recess begins 8:00 p.m. 
Classes resume 8 :00 a.m. 

Christmas recess begins 5:00 p.m. 

Classes resume 8 :00 a.m. 
Classes end 5:00 p.m. 
Exams begin 9 :00 a.m. 
Exams end 4:00 p.m. 


30 — Sunday 
31 — Monday 


1 — Tuesday 
2 — Wednesday 


24 — Friday 


3 — Monday 


1 9 — Friday 
23 — Tuesday 
27 — Saturday 


3 — Saturday 
4 — Sunday 
4 — Sunday 

First Session 



1 2 — Monday 
7 — Friday 

Second Session 


1 — Monday 
4 — Friday 

Third Session 


7 — Monday 
1 — Friday 


Dormitories open 


Classes begin 8:00 a.m. 

Spring recess begins 5 :00 p.m. 

Classes resume 8:00 a.m. 

Classes end 5 :00 p.m. 
Exams begin 9 :00 a.m. 
Exams end 4:00 p.m. 

Alumni Day 

Baccalaureate 10:45 a.m. 
Commencement 3:00 p.m. 


Registration 8:00 a.m. Classes begin 10:00 a.m. 
First session ends 12:00 noon. 

Registration 8:00 a.m. Classes begin 10:00 a.m. 
Second session ends 12:00 noon. 

Registration 8:00 a.m. Classes begin 10:00 a.m. 
Third session ends 12:00 noon. 



Accounting, Business, Economics 27 

Academic Counseling 55 

Academic Standing 17 

Accreditation 8 

Activities 41 

Admissions Office 14 

Admissions Policy 11 

Advanced Standing 13 

Application Procedure 12 

Application Fee 33 

Attendance, Class 17 

Automobiles 58 

Books and Supplies 34 

Calendar, Academic 62 

Campus 50 

Campus Life 39 

Christian Ministry, Preparation for. . .32 

Class Attendance 17 

Clubs and Organizations on Campus. .45 

College Publications 44 

Communication with the College 68 

Community Scholarships 37 

Conduct 58 

Counseling. Academic 55 

Counseling. Personal 55 

Courses 69 

Cultural Influences 43 

Damage Charges 35 

Degree Programs 18 

Degree Requirements 16 

Degrees Conferred, Honorary 61 

Dental School, Preparation for 28 

Departmental Honors 24 

Departmental Majors 19 

Deposit 33 

Distribution Requirements 20 

Fine Arts 21 

Foreign Language or Mathematics. .21 

Freshman English 21 

History and Social Science 22 

Natural Science 22 

Religion or Philosophy 21 

Drama, Cooperative Program 30 

Early Decision and Notification 12 

Educational Opportunity Grants 37 

Engineering Cooperative Curriculum. .28 
Evening Courses 14 

Expenses 33 

Facilities 50 

Fees 33 

Financial Aid 36 

Financial Information 33 

Forestry Cooperative Curriculum 29 

Fraternities, Social 45 

Alpha Sigma Phi 45 

Kappa Delta Rho 45 

Lambda Chi Alpha 45 

Sigma Pi 45 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 45 

ThetaChi 45 

General Expenses 33 

Grading System 16 

Graduation Requirements 16 

Grants-in-Aid 37 

Handbook for Freshmen 44 

Health Services 60 

History of the College 8 

Honor Societies 49 

Honors, Academic 17 

Honors, College 49 

Independent Study 23 

Infirmary Service 60 

Insurance 60 

Intercollegiate Sports 54 

Interdisciplinary Courses 21 

Interdisciplinary Majors 19 

Intramural Athletics 54 

Junior Year Abroad 25 

Law School, Preparation for 31 

Loans 37 

Location 7 

London Semester 25 

Major: 18 

Choice of 19 

Courses 19 

Departmental 19 

Interdisciplinary 19 

Marriage 59 

Medical College, Preparation for 28 

Medical History 60 

Medical Technology 31 

Ministerial Grants-in-Aid 37 

Non-Payment of Fees Penalty 35 

Objectives and Purpose 5 


Organizations and Clubs on Campus. .45 

Orientation 54 

Payment of Fees 34 

Payments, Partial 35 

Personal Counseling 55 

Physical Examination 60 

Placement Services 56 

Programs and Rules 54 

Publications and Communications. . . .44 

Purpose and Objectives 5 

Radio Station — Campus 45 

Reading Improvement Course 55 

Refunds 35 

Regulations (Standard of Conduct) 58 

Religious Education 31 

Religious Life 39 

Requirements, Academic For 

Admission 11 

Residence 57 

Rules 58 

Scholarships 36 

Selection Process 11 

Seminar Study 24 

Sequential Courses 69 

Social and Cultural Influences 43 

Societies, Honor 49 

Blue Key 49 

Chieftain 49 

Gold Key 49 

Iruska 50 

Omicron Delta Epsilon 50 

Phi Alpha Theta 49 

Sachem 49 

Soviet Area Studies Program 25 

Special Charges 34 

Special Opportunities 22 

Departmental Honors 24 

Independent Study 23 

International Intercultural Studies. .25 

Junior Year Abroad 25 

London Semester 25 

Lycoming Scholars 22 

Seminar Study 24 

Soviet Area Studies Program 25 

United Nations Semester 24 

Washington Semester 24 

Special Student 14 

Sports: 54 

Intercollegiate 54 

Intramural 54 

Standards 16 

Student Activities 41 

Student Government 41 

Student Publications 44 

Student Union 43 

Students, Classification of 

Study Skills Center 55 

Summer Session Admission 13 

Summer Sessions Calendar 62 

Teacher Education 32 

Theological Seminary, Preparation for. 32 

Traditions 8 

Transfer 13 

Unit Course 17 

United Nations Semester 24 

Veterans, Provisions for 56 

Veterinary School, Preparation for. . . .28 

Vocational Aims 27 

Accounting, Business, Economics. . .27 

Dental School, Preparation for 28 

Drama — Cooperative Program 30 

Engineering — Cooperative 

Curriculum 28 

Forestry — Cooperative Curriculum . 29 

Law School, Preparation for 31 

Medical School, Preparation for. . . .28 

Medical Technology 31 

Religious Education 31 

Teacher Education 32 

Theological Seminary, Preparation 

for 32 

Veterinary School, Preparation for. .28 

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Courses numbered as noted below generally will be for the level indicated : 

Numbers 1-9 Elementary courses in departments where such 
courses are not counted as part of the student's 
major. This applies to such areas as Foreign 
Languages and Mathematics. 

Numbers 10-19 Freshman level 

Numbers 20-29 Sophomore level 

Numbers 30-39 Junior level 

Numbers 40-49 Senior level 

Numbers 50-59 Special Advanced Courses 

Numbers 70-79 Seminar Study 

Numbers 80-89 Independent Study 

Numbers 90-99 Independent Study for Departmental Honors 

Courses in the 50-59, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99 number series are not listed un- 
der each department, but are in effect for each department and represent the 
particular studies listed opposite the numbers above (that is, seminar study 
for all departments fall in the 70-79 series, etc.). 

Courses not in sequence are listed separately, as: 

Introduction to Art Art 10 

Drawing I Art II 

Courses which imply a sequence are indicated with a dash between, 
meaning that the first semester must be taken prior to the second, as: 
Intermediate French French 10-11 


Interdisciplinary Courses 


70-71 Interdisciplinary Seminars 

Content varies from year to year. Open only to freshman Lycoming Scholars. 

72-73 Interdisciplinary Seminars 

Content varies from year to year. Open only to senior Lycoming Scholars. 


The Soviet Area Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major de- 
signed to offer, within the framework of a liberal arts education, inten- 
sified study of the Soviet Union, communism, and related matters. The 
program enables the student to acquire a broader perspective of the 
USSR than can generally be obtained within one discipline. 

Required courses are described in their departmental sections and 

1. Six semesters of Russian language and/or literature beyond the ele- 
mentary level. 

2. Topics in Russian and Soviet History (History 46 and 47). 

3. Two courses (semesters) of Senior Seminar on the USSR. 

4. Four courses (semesters) from: 
Comparative Economic Systems (Economics 23) 
Government of the Soviet Union (Political Science 36) 
Foreign Policy of the Soviet Union (Political Science 37) 
Social and Political Philosophy (Philosophy 22) 
Modern Revolutions (History 36) 

Under this program, up to nine courses required to satisfy the college 
distribution requirements can be completed from the above courses. 




Associate Professor: Richmond (Chairman) 
Instructor: Huber 

The purpose of the major is to give students a thorough foundation in 
accounting theory, enabling them to enter the profession through public, 
private, or governmental employment. To achieve this, a core of eight 
courses; Accounting 10, 20-21, 30-31, 40, 41, and 43; is required. All 
majors are advised to enroll in Economics 10, 11, 20, and 21; Business 
20-21, 23, 35, and 36; and Mathematics 5 and 8. 

10 Elementary Accounting Theory 

An introductory course in recording, classifying, summarizing, and interpreting the 
basic business transaction. Problems of classification and interpretation of accounts 
and preparation of financial statements are studied. 

12 Managerial Accounting 

A course for the student who is primarily interested in using accounting as a man- 
agerial tool, with applications to specific management problems such as budgeting, 
inventory control, and reporting. Prerequisite : Accounting 10. Not open to accounting 

20-21 Intermediate Accounting Theory 

An intensive study of accounting statements and analytical procedures with emphasis 
upon corporate accounts. Price level adjustments, partnerships, joint ventures, in- 
stallment and consignment sales, branch and home office accounting, and the state- 
ment of affairs are among the topics studied. Prerequisite : Accounting 10. 

30-31 Cost and Budgetary Accounting Theory 

Methods of accounting for material, labor and factory overhead expenses consumed 
in manufacturing using job order, process and standard costing. Application of cost 
accounting and budgeting theory to decision making in the areas of make or buy, ex- 
pansion of production and sales, and accounting for control are dealt with. Prerequi- 
site: Accounting 21, or consent of instructor. 

40 Auditing Theory and Practice 

The science of verifying, analyzing, and interpreting accounts and reports. An audit 
project is presented, solved and the auditor's report is written. Prerequisite : Account- 
ing 21. 

41 Federal Income Tax Accounting and Planning 

Analysis of the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to income, deduc- 
tions, inventories, and accounting methods. Practical problems involving determina- 
tion of income and deductions, capital gains and losses, computation and payment of 
taxes through withholding at the source and through declaration are considered. 
Planning transactions so that a minimum amount of tax will result is emphasized. 
Prerequisite: Accounting 10 or consent of instructor. 


42 Federal Income Tax Administration and Planning 

An analysis of the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to partnerships, 
estates, trusts, and corporations. Social Security taxes and Federal Estate and Gift 
taxes are also discussed. An extensive series of problems is considered and effective 
tax planning is emphasized. Prerequisite : Accounting 41. 

43 Contemporary Accounting Problems 

Certain areas of advanced accounting theory, including fund accounting, are covered, 
and problems are taken from past C.P.A. examinations which require a thorough 
knowledge of the core courses in their solution. The course is intended to meet the 
needs of those interested in public accounting and preparation for the Certified Public 
Accountants Examination. Prerequisite: Accounting 31 or consent of instructor. 


Associate Professor: Jacobson (Chairman) 
Assistant Professor: Shipley 

Instructor: Ameigh 
Part-Time Instructor: Fetter 

A major consists of nine courses forming a balanced program of studio 
courses and art history. Courses 10, 11, 21, 22, 23 are required. In addi- 
tion each student will elect one course in design, one advanced course in 
art history, and two courses in either painting or sculpture. Each major 
will be required to present his work in a one-man show during his senior 

10 Introduction to Art 

A consideration of the physical basis of the visual arts, the materials and techniques of 
architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts. 

1 1 Drawing I 

Study of the human figure with gesture and proportion stressed. Student is made 
familiar with different drawing techniques and media. Some drawing from nature. 
Offered in alternate semesters with Drawing II and III. 

14 Design for Elementary Teachers 

A course designed to give each student the opportunity to explore, in his own creative 
style, ideas, techniques and methods for involving children in expressive activities 
through the use of a wide range of media in the making of prints, puppets, pictorial 
and design projects, simple modeling, mosaics, plaster casting, weaving and stitchery 
projects, simple jewelry and gift crafts, lettering projects, mobiles, stabiles, and other 
three-dimensional designs created from scrap materials. 


15 Two-Dimensional Design 

The basic fundamentals found in the two-dimensional arts; line, shape, form, space, 
color, and composition are taught in relationship to the other two-dimensional arts. 
Perceptual theories and their relationships to what and why we see what we see in art 
is discussed with each problem. 

16 Three-Dimensional Design 

An introduction to the uses of form and materials. Objects will be designed whose form 
follows function, such as kites; whose form follows expressive intent, such as plaster 
constructions or movie films. 

20 Painting I 

An introduction of painting techniques and materials. Coordination of color, value, 
and design within the painting is taught. Some painting from the figure. No limitations 
as to painting media, subject matter or style. Prerequisite: Art 15. 

21 Drawing II 

Continued study of the human figure. Emphasis is placed on realism and figure-ground 
coordination with the use of value and design. 

22 History of Art 

The development of the visual arts from prehistoric days to the Italian Renaissance. 

23 History of Art 

The development of the visual arts from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary Art. 

24 American Art 

The visual arts in American life from the seventeenth century to the present, with em- 
phasis on Pennsylvania's contribution to the development of American art. Slides 
and films will be used to illustrate the lectures. Visits to the local museum and other 
places of art interest in the area. 

25 Sculpture I 

An introduction to the techniques, materials, and ideas of sculpture. Clay, plaster, 
wax, wood and other materials will be used. The course will be concerned with ideas 
about sculpture as expression, and with giving material form to ideas. 

30 Painting II 

Emphasis is placed on individual style and technique. Artists and movements in art 
are studied. No limitations as to painting media, subject matter, or style. 

31 Contemporary Art 

The contemporary idiom in the visual arts. Divergent trends as revealed by a study of 
some of the well-known contemporary artists, their lives, and works. Emphasis on the 
men who have made a distinct contribution to the origin and development of the new 
ideas in the field of art today. Films and slides will be used to illustrate the lectures. 

32 Great Painters 

A detailed study of the works of great painters, such as Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, 
Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco, Durer, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Watteau, Goya, Renoir, 
Van Gogh, Picasso. 



35 Sculpture II 

A continuation of Art 25 or Art 16, with emphasis on independent projects and more 
complex technique. Casting of bronze and aluminum sculpture will be done in the 
school foundry. Prerequisite: Art 16 or 25. 

40 Painting III 

Professional quality is stressed. There is some experimentation with new painting 
techniques and styles. 

41 Drawing III 

Continued study of the human figure. Individual style and professional control of 
drawing techniques and media are now emphasized. 

43 Great Sculptors 

A study of the origins and purposes of sculpture; comparisons of works from different 
societies and individuals. Slides and field trips to museums will augment the course. 


Associate Professors: Morehart, Kelley 

Assistant Professors: Angstadt (Chairman), Green, Mayers, Sherbine 

Part-Time Instructor: Stebbins 

A major consists of eight courses including Biology 10-11, 20, 21, 22, 
23, and 24. In addition, one year each of chemistry and mathematics is 

3 Field Biology for Teachers 

A methods course for students preparing to teach biology. Sources and methods of 
collecting and preserving various plant and animal materials. Offered in the summer 

10-11 Principles of Biology 

An investigation of biological principles including ecological systems, form and 
function in selected representative animals and plants, cell theory, molecular biology, 
reproduction, inheritance, adaption, and evolution. 

20 Cellular Physiology 

Physico-chemical background of cellular function; functions of membrane systems 
and organelles; metabolic pathways; biochemical and cellular bases of growth; de- 
velopment and responses of organisms. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. 


21 Microbiology 

A study of micro-organisms: bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. Emphasis is given 
to the identification and physiology of micro-organisms as well as to their role in 
disease, their economic importance and industrial applications. Prerequisite: Biology 

22 Genetics 

A general consideration of the principles governing inheritance including treatments of 
classical, molecular, cytological, physiological, microbial, human and population 
genetics. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. 

23 Animal Physiology 

The mechanisms and functions of animal systems including the autonomic, endocrine, 
digestive, cardio-vascular, respiratory, renal, nervous, and reproductive systems. 
Mammalian physiology is stressed. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. 

24 Ecology 

The study of the principles of ecology with emphasis on the role of chemical, physical, 
and biological factors affecting the distribution and succession of plant and animal 
populations and communities. Included will be field studies of local habitats as well as 
laboratory experimentation. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. 

30 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates 

Detailed examination of the origins, structure, and functions of the principal organs of 
vertebrates. Special attention is given to the progressive modification of organs from 
lower to higher vertebrates. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

31 Histology 

A study of the basic body tissues and the microscopic anatomy of the organs and struc- 
tures of the body which are formed from them. Focus is on normal human histology. 
't Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

32 Microtechniques 

A course designed to acquaint the student with the principles and techniques of pre- 
paring biological materials for microscopic study. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. 
Alternate years. 

33 Systematic Botany 

Structure and classification of plants. Morphological bases for classification. Evolu- 
tionary aspects of contemporary species. Field and laboratory work in collection, pre- 
servation, and identification of plants. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

34 Invertebrate Zoology 

Comparative study of the invertebrate phyla with emphasis on phylogeny, physiology, 
and morphology. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

40 Parasitology 

The biology of parasites and parasitism. Studies on the major groups of animal 
parasites, their taxonomy and life cycles, with an emphasis on those of medical and 
veterinary importance. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 


41 Vertebrate Embryology 

A study of the development of vertebrates from the fertilized eggs to the fully formed 
embryo. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

42 Animal Behavior 

A study of the causation, function, evolution, and biological significance of animal 
behaviors in their normal environmental and social contexts. Prerequisite : Biology 
10-11. Alternate years. 

43 Mycology 

A study of the morphology, taxonomy, and physiology of saprophytic and patho- 
genic fungi. Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

44 Entomology 

Morphology, physiology, development, and systematics of the major groups of insects. 
Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

45 Evolution 

A history of evolutionary thought, including the genetic, systematic, ecological, and 
zoo-geographical concepts which are related to the process of evolution. Prerequisite: 
Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 

46 Plant Physiology 

Functional characteristics of plant cells; water relations; carbohydrate metabolism; 
photosynthesis; mineral nutrition; plant growth substances; growth and development. 
Prerequisite: Biology 10-11. Alternate years. 


Associate Professor: Hollenback (Chairman) 

Assistant Professors: King, Malcolm 

Instructors: Mundy, Stauffer 

Lecturer: Larrabee 
Part-Time Instructor: Kane 

The major is designed to train the student in analytical thinking and 
verbal and oral communication, in addition to educating him in the 
principal disciplines of business. To accomplish this, eight courses; 
consisting of Accounting 10, 12 and Business 20-21, 30-31, 40, and 41; 
are required. Majors also are urged to enroll in Economics 10, 11; Busi- 
ness 23, 35, and 36; Mathematics 5, and 8. The additional offerings are 
intended to add depth in the areas of finance, marketing, and manage- 

20-21 Financial Management 

Planning, organization, and control of the financial aspects of the firm. Development 
of financial principles and application to specific situations. Sources and uses of funds, 
costs of funds, profit determination, expansion, reorganization and liquidation. Pre- 
requisite: Accounting 12. 


23 Statistics Applied to Business 

Techniques of descriptive statistics useful in business administration and economic 
analysis. Topics covered include: sampling, index numbers, analysis of time series, 
analysis of variance, and sample survey techniques. Prerequisite: Math 5. 

30-31 Marketing Management 

Planning, organization, and control of the distribution activities of the firm, and an 
analysis and evaluation of the marketing system, its institutions and processes. Appli- 
cation of marketing principles and the development of strategies for specific marketing 
problems. Product, channel flow, promotion and pricing strategies explored. Readings, 
cases, and games. 

32 Sales Promotion 

Nature, scope, methods, and effects of promotion. Techniques of analysis and control 
in the use of advertising, personal selling, and publicity as tools in developing business 

33 Investments 

Analysis of the leading types of investments available to the individual and the firm. 
Use of forecasting methods, financial reports, and financial indicators. Methods of 
buying and selling securities with a discussion of the agencies involved including brok- 
erage houses and stock exchanges. 

34 Insurance 

Analysis of the major insurance methods of overcoming risk, including: life, accident, 
health, marine, and social insurance. Fidelity and surety bonds. Commercial and 
government plans. 

35 Legal Principles I 

Lectures and analysis of cases on the nature, sources, and fundamentals of the law in 
general, and particularly as relating to contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments. 
Open only to juniors and seniors. 

36 Legal Principles II 

Lectures on the fundamentals and history of the law relating to legal associations, real 
property, wills, and estates. Open only to juniors and seniors. 

40 Management Concepts 

Structural characteristics and functional relationships of a business organization as 
well as the problems encountered in coordinating the internal resources of a firm. 
Emphasis on administrative efficiency and procedures. 

41 Business Policies 

Planning, organization, and control of business operations; setting of goals; coordina- 
tion of resources; development of policies. Analysis of strategic decisions encompas- 
sing all areas of a business, and the use and analysis of control measures. Emphasis on 
both the internal relationship of various elements of production, finance, marketing, 
and personnel and the relationship of the business entity to external stimuli. Readings, 
cases, and games. Prerequisite: Business 21, 31, and 40: or consent of instructor. 
Seniors only. 


42 Personnel Management 

An introduction to the managerial problems of recruiting, selecting, training, and re- 
training the human resources of the firm. Emphasis is placed on the inter-relationship 
of personnel policies with management objectives and philosophies in such areas as 
fringe benefits, wage and salary policies, union activities, and health and safety. 

43 Retail Management I 

Planning, organization, and control of the retailing firm. Competitive strategy de- 
veloped through store location, layout, administrative organization, buying and pric- 
ing. Cases, reading, and papers. 

44 Retail Management II 

Inventory control, retail sales, promotion, and financial analysis of the enterprise. 
Survey of current issues and governmental, social, and economic forces of concern to 
the retailer. Retailing principles applied to specific management situations through 
cases, games, and reading. Prerequisite: Business 43 or consent of instructor. 

45 Organizational Theory 

An analysis of organizational design through the use of analytical models. Using the 
systems approach, an understanding of human hehavior in formal organizations is 
developed, and practical problems of organizational design are discussed. Topics 
include: traditional organizational theory, behavior patterns, organizational design, 
and change. 

46 Production Management 

An introduction to the production function in industry. Topics include: product de- 
sign, plant location and layout, operational analysis, performance standards, line 
balance theory, inventory control, and the impact of automation through technological 




Professors: Hummer, Radspinner 

Associate Professor: Frederick (Chairman) 

Assistant Professors: Jamison, Turner 

A major consists of eight courses: Chemistry 10-11, 20-21, 30-31, 32, 
and 33. In addition, Mathematics 10-1 1, 20, and 21 and Physics 10-11 are 
required. Mathematics 8 and French, German, or Russian are highly 
recommended. Placement in chemistry is determined, in part, by an ex- 
amination taken by all students upon initial enrollment in the subject. 

1 General Chemistry 

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, 
atomic and molecular structure and properties, the states of matter, solutions, kinetics 
equilibrium, and nomenclature. Quantitative relations are stressed through problem 
solving and laboratory experiments. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion and one 
three-hour laboratory period per week. 


2 General Chemistry 

A study of the chemistry of selected elements and their compounds through application 
of fundamental principles. Particular attention is focused on representative metals and 
their inorganic compounds and on the covalent chemistry of carbon including syn- 
thetic and naturally occuring compounds. The laboratory treats the qualitative analy- 
sis both of inorganic ions and of organic compounds. Three hours lecture, one hour 
discussion, and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite : Chemistry 1 or 

10- 1 1 Advanced General Chemistry 

A rigorous introduction to the concepts and models of chemistry. The foundations of 
physical, analytical, and inorganic chemistry are emphasized. Both qualitative and 
quantitative analysis procedures are included in laboratory work as well as investiga- 
tions of physical and chemical properties of compounds and mixtures. Three hours 
lecture, one hour discussion, and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: 
Chemistry I or equivalent. 

20-21 Organic Chemistry 

A systematic study of the compounds of carbon including both aliphatic and aromatic 
series. The laboratory work introduces the student to simple fundamental methods of 
organic synthesis, isolation, and analysis. Three hours lecture and one four-hour 
laboratory period each week. Corequisite: Chemistry II. 

30-31 Physical Chemistry 

A study of the fundamental principles of theoretical chemistry and their applications. 
The laboratory work includes techniques in physiochemical measurements. Three 
hours lecture and one four-hour laboratory period each week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 
10-11, Mathematics 20, 21, and Physics 10-11. 

32 Quantitative Analysis 

A study of the fundamental methods of gravimetric, volumetric, and elementary instru- 
mental analysis together with practice in laboratory techniques and calculations of 
these methods. Two hours lecture and two three-hour laboratory periods each week. 
Prerequisite: Chemistry 10-11. 

33 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 

A study of modern theories of atomic and molecular structure and their relationship to 
the chemistry of selected elements and their compounds. Three hours lecture and one 
four-hour laboratory period each week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30, Mathematics 20, 
21 and Physics 10-11. 

40 Advanced Organic Chemistry 

Selected topics, including mechanisms of organic reactions, biosynthesis, detailed 
structure and chemistry of natural products, polynuclear hydrocarbons, and aromatic 
heterocyclics. Three hours lecture each week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 20-21. 

41 Qualitative Organic Analysis 

Practice in the systematic identification of pure organic compounds and mixtures. 
Two hours lecture and two three-hour laboratory periods each week. Prerequisite: 
Chemistry 20-21. 


42 Advanced Physical Chemistry 

Selected topics in theoretical chemistry, including elementary group theory as applied 
to chemical bonding, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Four hours lec- 
ture each week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30-31 and 33. 

43 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 

A study of advanced analytical methods with emphasis on separation techniques such 
as chromotography and ion exchange, electrochemical, and optical methods of analy- 
sis. Three hours lecture and one four-hour laboratory period each week. Prerequisite: 
Chemistry 30-31 and 32. 


Professor: Rabold (Chairman) 
Assistant Professor: Opdahl 

Economics 10/11, 20, 21, 30, 31, 40 and 48 constitute the core of the 
major. Accounting 10 is recommended for majors specializing in business 
economics. Mathematics 5 is recommended for majors. Students con- 
sidering graduate school should take Mathematics 10/11. 

10/1 1 Principles of Economics* 

An introduction to the problem of scarcity; to the economic thought, principles, insti- 
tutions, and systems to which the problem has given rise. 

20/21 Money and Banking* 

A study of money and credit, commercial banking structure and operation, the de- 
velopment of United States monetary and central banking systems, monetary theory, 
monetary policy, and international financial relationships. Prerequisite: Economics 10 
and 11. 

22/23 Comparative Economic Systems* 

The economic development and comparative analysis of contemporary economic sys- 
tems, particularly capitalism, socialism, and communism. Alternate years. 

30/31 Intermediate Economic Analysis* 

An analysis of contemporary value, distribution, and income theory. First semester is 
micro-economics; second is macro-economics. Prerequisite: Economics 10 and 11. 

32 Government and the Economy 

An analytical survey of the areas of contact of government at all levels with the 
American economy, especially in the areas of anti-trust legislation and public utilities. 
Prerequisite: Economics 10 and 11 or consent of instructor. Alternate years. 


35 Labor Problems 

The development of labor unions, particularly in the United States; consideration of 
the evolution of labor and wage theories, labor legislation, and contemporary issues of 
labor-management relations. Prerequisite : Economics 10 and 11. Alternate years. 

40 History of Economic Thought 

A discussion of the origins, development, and significance of the economic ideas em- 
bodied in the works of Smith, Marx, Schumpeter, Keynes, and others. Prerequisite: 
Economics 10 and 11 or consent of instructor. 

43 International Trade 

A study of the principles, theory, development, and policies concerning international 
economic relations, with particular reference to the United States. Prerequisite: 
Economics 10 and 11. Alternate years. 

44 American Economic Development 

A study of the economic development of the United States from colonial times to the 
present. An integration of historical analysis and economic theory. Prerequisite: 
Economics 10 and 1 1 or consent of instructor. Alternate years. 

45 Development of Underdeveloped Nations 

A study of the theories and problems of capital accumulation, allocation of resources, 
technological development, growth, planning institutions and international relations 
encountered by the developing nations. Alternate years. 

48 Senior Seminar 

The application and integration of economic principles to the analysis and solution of 
current economic issues via the medium of guided discussion. Open only to senior 
economics majors. 

♦These two courses (one semester each) may be taken in either order, or only one may be 


Associate Professor: Zimmerman (Chairman) 

Assistant Professors: Conrad, Schaeffer 

Part-Time Instructor: Williams 

Education 20 and Psychology 38 are prerequisites to all other offerings 
in the Education Department. Students seeking elementary certification 
must complete Education 30, 40, and either 41 or 42 as prerequisites to 
the professional semester, which includes Education 38, 47, and 48. 
Art 14, Mathematics 2, and History 12 and 13 also are recommended. 
Students seeking secondary certification must complete all requirements 
of their major in addition to the professional semester which includes 
Education 46, 47, and 49. 


Lycoming College is approved by the Department of Education in 
Pennsylvania to give certification as elementary teachers and as secon- 
dary teachers in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, 
French. German, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, 
Russian, and Spanish. Students planning to pursue requirements for 
teacher certification must seek counseling from a member of the Educa- 
tion Department and register their intentions during their fourth semester. 

20 Introduction to the Study of Education 

The social value of public education, the changing conception of the purposes of edu- 
cation, the problems facing the schools, and the fields of professional activity. A study 
of the economic, social, political, and religious conditions which have influenced the 
different educational programs and philosophies, with emphasis being placed on the 
American educational system. 

30 The Psychology ahd Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School 

A background course in the psychological, emotional, and physical bases of reading. 
A study of the learning process as it applies to reading, child development and the 
curriculum. The development of a reading program from the beginning (readiness) 
through principles, problems, techniques, and materials used in the total elementary 
schools. Observation of superior teachers in elementary schools of the Greater 
Williamsport Area. 

32 Instructional Media and Communications 

A study of the value, design, construction, and application of the visual and auditory 
aids to learning. Practical experience in the handling of audio-visual equipment and 
materials is provided. Application of Audio-Visual Techniques. Application of the 
visual and auditory aids to learning. Students will plan and carry out actual teaching 
assignments utilizing various A-V devices. Summer session only. 

38 Methods of Teaching in the Elementary School (Part of the Professional 

A study of materials and methods of teaching with emphasis on the selection of suitable 
curricular materials. Students will teach demonstration lessons in the presence of the 
instructor and members of the class. Observation of superior teachers in elementary 
schools of the Greater Williamsport Area. 

39 Public School Curriculum 

An examination of the various curricula of the public schools and their relationship to 
current practices. Special attention will be given to the meaning and nature of the 
curriculum; the desirable outcomes of the curriculum; conflicting and variant con- 
ceptions of curricular content; modern techniques of curricular construction; criteria 
for the evaluation of curricula; the curriculum as a teaching instrument. Emphasis 
will be placed upon the curriculum work within the teaching field of each individual. 
Summer session only. 

40 Language Arts and Arithmetic 

a. Language Arts for Elementary Teachers 

This course is designed to consider the principles, problems, materials and techniques 

of teaching English, spelling, penmanship, choral speaking, and children's literature. 


b. Arithmetic for Elementary Teachers 

Arithmetic Methods and Materials. A study of objectives, materials, and methods of 
instruction; the organization of learning experiences, and evaluation of achievement 
in the elementary school. 

41 History and Geography 

a. History for Elementary Teachers 

History Methods and Materials. A study of the principles underlying the use of history 
in the elementary school. Practical applications and demonstrations of desirable 

b. Geography for Elementary Teachers 

Geography Methods and Materials. Acquainting the students with the social learnings 
and modifications of behavior that should accrue to elementary school children with 
subject matter and related material used in the various grade levels. Experience in 
planning and organizing integrated teaching units using texts, reference books, films, 
and other types of teaching materials. 

42 Science, Health, Safety and Physical Education 

a. Science for Elementary Teachers 

Science Methods and Materials interpreting children's science experiences and guiding 
the development of their scientific concepts. A briefing of the science content of the 
curriculum, its material and use. 

b. Health, Safety and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 

An introduction to the methods of teaching children's games and dances, first aid, 
preservation of health, prevention of accidents, and the development of good health 

46 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (Part of the Professional Semester) 
A study of materials, methods, and techniques of teaching with emphasis on the 
student's major. Stress is placed on the selection and utilization of visual and auditory 
aids to learning. Students will teach demonstration lessons in the presence of the in- 
structor and the members of the class and will observe superior teachers in the second- 
ary schools of the Greater Williamsport Area. 

47 Problems in Contemporary American Education (Part of Professional Semester) 
Seminar in the issues, problems and challenges encountered by teachers in the Ameri- 
can public schools. 

48 Practice Teaching in the Elementary School (Part of the Professional semester) 
Two Units. Exceeds state mandated minimum requirement. Professional laboratory 
experience under the supervision of a selected cooperating teacher in a public elemen- 
tary school of the Greater Williamsport Area. Organized learning experiences. Actual 
classroom experience. 

49 Practice Teaching in the Secondary School (Part of the Professional Semester) 
Two Units. Exceeds state mandated minimum requirement. Professional laboratory 
experience under the supervision of a selected cooperating teacher in a public second- 
ary school of the Greater Williamsport Area. Organized learning experiences. Em- 
phasis on actual classroom experience, responsibility in the guidance program and 
out-of-class activities. 



Professors: Graham (Chairman), Stuart 

Assistant Professors: Bayer, Jensen, Madden 

Instructors: Rife, Sawyer 

A major consists of English 10-11 and eight other courses. All majors 
are required to take English 20, 21, 34, and 35. Majors seeking secondary 
certification in English are required to take English 20, 21, 34, 35, 46, 

and 47. 

10-11 Rhetoric 

Instruction and carefully supervised practice in the basic techniques of organizing and 
expressing facts and ideas. The topic or topics dealt with and the literature used are 
selected by the instructor. 

20 Survey of British Literature I 

A survey of the major movements and authors from their beginnings to 1798. 

21 Survey of British Literature II 

A survey of the major movements and authors from 1798 to the present. 

28 Introduction to Imaginative Writing 

The first part of this course is directed toward the establishment among students of a 
critical vocabulary and an examination of structures and techniques in modern fiction 
and poetry. A substantial part of class time is devoted to "workshop" — constructive 
criticism of students' work by the students themselves, under direction of the instruc- 
tor. Prerequisite : Consent of instructor. 

29 Medieval British Literature 

A study of major authors and types of literature from the Old and Middle English 
periods, with Chaucer as the central figure. Attention is given to continental works in- 
fluencing the development of British literature. Prerequisite: English 20 or consent of 

30 Shakespeare I 

A study of the principal histories, comedies, and early tragedies. Open only to juniors 
and seniors. 

31 Shakespeare II 

A study of the major tragedies. Prerequisite: English 30 or consent of instructor. 

32 16th Century British Literature 

A study of selected non-dramatic works of major authors (More, Wyatt, Sidney, 
Spenser, Shakespeare, Marlowe, etc.), with a primary focus on literary types and 
themes and their relationship to the intellectual milieu of the English Renaissance, 
including continental influences. Prerequisite: English 20 or consent of instructor. 


33 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 

A study of representative plays by major dramatists (Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Ford, 
Beaumont and Fletcher, etc.), exclusive of Shakespeare. Attention is given to the de- 
velopment of British drama from its origin to the closing of the theatres in 1642. 
Prerequisite: English 20 or consent of instructor. 

34 Survey of American Literature I 

A survey of the major traditions and authors in American literary history from Puri- 
tanism to Walt Whitman. 

35 Survey of American Literature ii 

A survey of the major traditions and authors in American literary history from Mark 
Twain to the present. 

36 1 7th Century British Literature 

An intensive study of selected major authors (such as Donne, Herbert, Jonson, Milton, 
etc.) and their relationship to the various intellectual climates of opinion in the age. 
Prerequisite : English 20. 

37 18th Century British Literature 

A study of various authors (Pope, Swift, Fielding, Goldsmith, etc.) and genres of the 
period, with attention to the main currents of thought in the century. Prerequisite: 
English 20. 

38 Form and Theory of Fiction 

An advanced course for those who have taken the introductory course (others may be 
admitted on merit) and who wish to concentrate on writing fiction. The first part of 
the course is devoted to the short story, the second part concerns the novel, and the 
final weeks cover theories of style and form in contemporary fiction. Class work in- 
cludes some discussion of students' work. 

39 Form and Theory of Poetry 

An advanced course for those who have taken the introductory course (others may be 
admitted on merit) and who wish to specialize in poetry. Course work includes the 
historical background in prosody, an intensive study of meter, a survey of poetical 
forms and studies in the theory of poetics. Some discussion of students' work is in- 
cluded in the course. 

40 The Romantic Period, 1780-1832 

A study of the various meanings of "romanticism," and the literary, philosophical, 
and historical significance of the Romantic Movement. Emphasis is given to the 
poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Prerequisite: 
English 21 or consent of instructor. 

41 The Victorian Period, 1832-1900 

A study of themes and techniques in the poetry and prose of the major writers of the 
period. Attention is given to the Victorian conceptions of science, religion, and politics 
which shaped the literary developments in this period. Authors included: in poetry — 
Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Rossetti, Swinburne, Hardy, Hopkins; in non-fiction 
prose — Carlyle, Newman, Mill, Ruskin, Arnold, Huxley, and Pater. Prerequisite: 
English 21 or consent of instructor. 


42 Advanced Exposition 

Theory and practice in critical, analytical and interpretive writing. Projects in the stu- 
dent's special field of interest. Guidance through roundtable discussion and individual 
conferences. Open only to juniors and seniors. Consent of instructor for non-English 

43 Advanced American Literature 

The content of this course will vary from year to year, as the focus of attention shifts 
from one subject of American literary history to another. Prerequisite: English 34 or 
35 (whichever is appropriate to the content of the course) or consent of instructor. 

44 20th Century British Literature I 

A study of major works of prose fiction from the end of the Victorian era to World 
War II. Open only to junior and senior English majors. 

45 20th Century British Literature II 

A study of major works of poetry and drama from the end of the Victorian era to 
World War II. Open only to junior and senior English majors. 

46 History of the English Language 

The development of English from its Indo-European origins through the Old, Middle, 
and Modern periods. Knowledge of a second language desirable. 

47 Structure of English 

An inductive study of the structure and functional patterns of American English as 
seen in the light of recent research. This course is open to and would be valuable for 
the majors of any department. 

48 World Literature 

A study of literary masterpieces of continental European civilization dealing with the 
ancient world, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Not open to freshmen. 

49 World Literature 

A study of literary masterpieces of continental European civilization dealing with the 
Enlightenment to modern times. Not open to freshmen. 



Associate Professors: Flam (Chairman), Gillette, Maples, Murphy 

Assistant Professors: Brost, Dufour 

Instructors: MacKenzie, Winston 

Lecturers: Berthomieu-Lamer, Von Lingen 

French, German, Russian, and Spanish are offered as major fields 
of study. The major consists of eight courses numbered 10 and above. By 
their senior year, all majors are expected to have acquired a respectable 
fluency in the language, knowledge of its literary masterpieces, and a 
degree of familiarity with the culture of its speakers. A two-year study of 
a second foreign language is recommended. 


Passing courses numbered 30, 31, 33 and at least two courses numbered 
40 or above is required of all majors who wish to be certified for teaching. 
A language proficiency test will be required of these students during their 
senior year. 

1-2 Elementary 

Basic conversational patterns and syntactical foundations of the language. Laboratory 
drills. Reading of graded texts. 

10-11 Intermediate 

Systematic review and extension of essential grammar; laboratory drills in syntax and 
idioms. Reading of expository prose. Prerequisite : French 2 or equivalent. 

20 Advanced 

Designed to develop a high degree of aural comprehension and conversational fluency. 
Directed composition and readings. Prerequisite : French 11 or equivalent. 

30 Applied Linguistics 

Study of basic linguistic concepts as a tool for language learning and teaching. Dis- 
cussion and application of modern language teaching techniques. Designed for future 
teachers of foreign languages. Not open to freshmen. 

31 French Grammatical Structure 

Study of complex grammatical rules and their practical application in speaking and 
writing. Recommended for all majors. 

33 Introduction to Literary Studies 

Studies in French literature, with emphasis on critical reading and interpretation. Dis- 
cussions, lectures, oral exposes, papers. Prerequisite: French 20 or equivalent. Open to 
students majoring in other departments after consultation with the instructor. 


41 French Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 

A study of selected works from La Chanson de Roland to Montaigne. Prerequisite : 
French 33 or consent of instructor. 

43 French Literature of the Seventeenth Century 

A study of major texts of the period: pre'ciosite, the origins and theories of French 
classicism, Corneille, Pascal, Descartes. Classical tragedy and comedy; Racine, 
Moliere, La Fontaine, Mme. de La Fayette, La Bruyere. Prerequisite: French 33 or 
consent of instructor. 

45 French Literature of the Eighteenth Century 

The literary expression of ideas: Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, and the Encyclo- 
pedists. Prerequisite: French 33 or consent of instructor. 

47 French Literature of the Nineteenth Century 

The dimensions of the Romantic sensibility: Musset, Hugo, Vigny, Balzac, Stendhal. 
Realism and Naturalism in the novels of Flaubert and Zola. Reaction in the poetry of 
Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, and Mallarme'. Prerequisite: French 33 or consent of 

49 French Literature of the 20th Century 

The N.R.F. writers, the Catholic renaissance, surrealism and the contemporary revolt. 
Prerequisite: French 33 or consent of instructor. 


Passing courses numbered 30, 31, 33 and 34 is required of all majors 
who wish to be certified for teaching. A language proficiency test will be 
required of these students during their senior year. 

1-2 Elementary 

Basic conversational patterns and syntactical foundations of the language. Laboratory 
drills. Reading of graded texts. 

10-11 Intermediate 

Systematic review and extension of essential grammar; laboratory drills in syntax and 
idioms. Reading of expository prose. Prerequisite: German 2 or equivalent. 

20 Advanced 

Designed to develop a high degree of aural comprehension and conversational fluency. 
Directed composition and readings. Prerequisite: German 1 1 or equivalent. 

30 Applied Linguistics 

Study of basic linguistic concepts as a tool for language learning and teaching. Dis- 
cussion and application of modern language teaching techniques. Designed for future 
teachers of foreign languages. Not open to freshmen. 


31 German Grammatical Structure 

Study of intonation, complex grammatical rules and their practical application, and a 
brief survey of the development of the language. Recommended for all majors. 

33 Survey of German Literature and Civilization 

Selected literature of the Old High and Middle High German periods, of the late 
Middle Ages and Baroque. Prerequisite: German 20 or consent of instructor. 

34 Survey of German Literature and Civilization 

Representative masterpieces of New High German literature beginning with the era of 
the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: German 20 or consent of instructor. 

41 Classical German Drama 

The development of das klassische Drama with emphasis on works of Lessing, Goethe 
and Schiller. Prerequisite: German 20. 

42 Modern German Drama 

The emergence of modern Drama commencing with Biichner and leading to Brecht. 
Prerequisite: German 20. 

43 The Novelle 

The German Novelle as a genre relating to various literary periods. Prerequisite: 
German 20. 

44 Short Forms of German Prose 

Readings in Volksdichtung, particularly Marchen, Sage, and Legende, and in investiga- 
tion of their influence on German authors. Prerequisite: German 33 or 34. 

45 German Poetry 

A study of selected poems, representing all periods, beginning with the thirteenth 
century. Prerequisite : German 33 or 34. 

46 The German Novel 

Der Roman in German literature. Important novels from Grimmel-shausen to Musil. 
Prerequisite: German 33 or 34. 


1-2 New Testament Grammar 

Fundamentals of New Testament Greek grammar. Alternate years. 

1 1 The Gospel According to St. Mark 

A critical reading of the Greek text with reference to the problems of higher and lower 
biblical criticism. Alternate years. 

12 The Epistle to the Romans 

A critical study of the Greek text with special attention being given to the theology of 
St. Paul. Alternate years. 



Passing courses numbered 20-21, 30, 33, and 34 is required of all 
majors who wish to be certified for teaching. A language proficiency test 
will be required of these students during their senior year. 

1-2 Elementary 

Basic conversational patterns and syntactical foundations of the language. Laboratory 
drills. Reading of graded texts. 

10-11 Intermediate 

Systematic review and extension of essential grammar; laboratory drills in syntax and 
idioms. Reading of expository prose. Prerequisite: Russian 2 or equivalent. 

20-21 Advanced 

Designed to develop a high degree of aural comprehension and conversational fluency. 
Directed composition and readings. Prerequisite: Russian 11 or equivalent. 

30 Applied Linguistics 

Study of basic linguistic concepts as a tool for language learning and teaching. Dis- 
cussion and application of modern language teaching techniques. Designed for future 
teachers of foreign languages. Not open to freshmen. 

33 Survey of Russian Literature and Civilization 

Designed to acquaint the student with important periods of Russian literature, repre- 
sentative authors, and major socio-economic developments. The course deals with the 
literature through Dostoevski. Required of all majors and open to students majoring 
in other departments after consultation with the instructor. 

34 Survey of Russian Literature and Civilization 

Designed to acquaint students with important periods of Russian literature, represen- 
tative authors, and major socio-economic developments. The course starts with 
Tolstoy. Required of all majors and open to students majoring in other departments after 
consultation with the instructor. 

43 Russian Short Story 

Study of historical development of the short story form in Russia. Lectures, reports, 
and class analysis. 

47 Soviet Literature 

Survey of major literary figures, movements, styles. Revolution and its impact on 
literature and writers. Revival of the psychological novel, short story, contemporary 

48 Readings in Modern Russian 

Representative readings and translation of Soviet periodicals and selected texts in 
social sciences. Study of current political and social terminology, Soviet idioms. 



Passing courses numbered 30, 31, and 33, 34 (or 35, 36) is required of 
all majors who wish to be certified for teaching. A language proficiency 
test will be required of these students during their senior year. 

All majors are required to pass at least one course numbered 40 or 
1-2 Elementary 

Basic conversational patterns and syntactical foundations of the language. Laboratory 
drills, reading of graded texts. 

10-11 Intermediate 

Systematic review and extension of essential grammar; laboratory drills in syntax and 
idioms. Reading of expository prose. Prerequisite : Spanish 2 or equivalent. 

20 Advanced 

Designed to develop a high degree of aural comprehension and conversational fluency. 
Directed composition and readings. Prerequisite: Spanish 11 or equivalent. 

30 Applied Linguistics 

Study of basic linguistic concepts as a tool for language learning and teaching. Dis- 
cussion and application of modern language teaching techniques. Designed for future 
teachers of foreign languages. Not open to freshmen. 

31 Spanish Grammatical Structure 

Study of intonation, complex grammatical rules and their practical application, and a 
brief survey of the development of the language. Recommended for all majors. 

33 Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization 

Designed to acquaint the student with important periods of Spanish literature, repre- 
sentative authors, and major socio-economic developments. The course deals with the 
literature from the beginning through the 17th century. Open to students majoring in 
other departments after consultation with the instructor. 

34 Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization 

Designed to acquaint the student with important periods of Spanish literature, rep- 
resentative authors, and major socio-economic developments. The course deals with 
the literature from the 18th century to the present. Open to students majoring in other 
departments after consultation with the instructor. 

35 Survey of Spanish American Literature and Civilization 

Designed to acquaint the student with important periods of Spanish-American litera- 
ture, representative authors, and major socio-economic developments. The course 
deals with the literature from the discovery through the advent of Modernism. Open to 
students majoring in other departments after consultation with the instructor. 

36 Survey of Spanish American Literature and Civilization 

Designed to acquaint the student with important periods of Spanish-American liter- 
ature, representative authors, and major socio-economic developments. The course 
deals with the literature from Modernism to the present. Open to students majoring in 
other departments after consultation with the instructor. 


43 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age 

A study of representative works and principal literary figures. The course deals with 
the major poets (Garcilaso, Fray Luis, San Juan, Gongora, Lope, and Quevedo) and 
dramatists (Lope. Tirso, Alarcon, and Calderon) of the 16th and 17th centuries. 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

44 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age 

A study of representative works and principal literary figures. The course deals with 
the main currents in prose fiction, culminating in Cervantes and Don Quijote. Prerequi- 
site : Consent of instructor. 

46 Romanticism 

A study of the Romantic movement in Spain with emphasis on the major poets, 
dramatists and costumbristas. Prerequisite : Consent of instructor. 

47 19th Century Novel 

The "rebirth" of the Spanish novel: regionalism, realism, and naturalism in prose fic- 
tion, with emphasis on the works of Galdos. Prerequisite : Consent of instructor. 

48 The Generation of '98 

A study of the major literary figures of the early 20th century: Unamuno, Azorin, 
Valle Inclan, Baroja, Benavente, Machado, Jimenez, etc. Prerequisite : Consent of 

49 Spanish American Novel 

Selected readings in the novel with emphasis on the "classics": Azuela, Gallegos, 
Guiraldes, and Rivera. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 


Professors: Priest (Chairman), Ewing, Gompf 

Assistant Professor: Piper 

Instructor: Larson 

Part-Time Instructor: Wright 

A major consists of ten courses. History 10 and 11 are required. His- 
tory majors seeking secondary certification are required to take History 
12 and 13. 

10 The Zenith of European Power, 1815-1914 

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural foundations of European 
domination of the world in the nineteenth century. 


1 1 The End of European Dominance 

The story of how in the twentieth century Europe loses her supremacy as a result of 
two world wars, new states are formed from old empires, powerful states again both 
threaten war and work for peace, and the people's revolution begins. 

12 United States History (1763-1865) 

A study of the men, measures, and movements which have been significant in the de- 
velopment of the United States between 1763 and 1865. Attention is paid to the prob- 
lems of minority groups and to aspects of Pennsylvania history as well as to majority 
and national influences. 

13 United States History Since 1865. 

A study of the men, measures, and movements which have been significant in the de- 
velopment of the United States since 1865. Attention is paid to the problems of min- 
ority groups and to aspects of Pennsylvania history as well as to majority and national 

20 The Ancient Near East and Greece 

A study of the origins of civilization in the ancient Near East, its diffusion to other 
areas, and the foundations of the western tradition in Greece. The political, social, 
and cultural experiences and the intellectual, literary, and aesthetic achievements of 
the Greeks will be examined. Alternate years. 

21 The Roman Republic and Empire 

The emergence and expansion of the Roman state, its conquest of the Mediterranean, 
its experience as a republic, its transformation into the Empire, the Empire as a major 
factor in history. The role of Rome in the continuation and modification of the western 
tradition will be assessed and the character of Roman institutional and legal develop- 
ment will be examined. Alternate years. 

22 Barbarian Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Moslem World to the 
Twelfth Century 

The disintegration of the Roman Empire in the West and the rise of the Germanic 
states on its soil, the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East (the Byzantine 
Empire), the emergence of Islam and the subsequent rise of the Arab Empire and its 
later fragmentation. The fusion of Roman, Germanic, and Christian elements and the 
emergence there-from of medieval western civilization will be examined along with the 
transformation in the character and civilization of the continuing Eastern Roman 
Empire and the origins and development of the Moslem world and civilization. The 
impact of these three areas and civilizations on each other will be assessed. Alternate 

23 The High and Later Middle Ages 

The flowering of a distinctive medieval civilization in the twelfth and thirteenth 
centuries and the changes in the character of this civilization in the fourteenth and 
fifteenth centuries. The political, social, economic, intellectual, ecclesiastical, literary, 
and aesthetic facets of this civilization will be studied in their relationship to each 
other. Included in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are the early and middle 
phases of the Renaissance. Alternate years. 


28 Afro-American History 

A study of the experiences and participation of Afro-Americans in the United States. 
The course includes historical experiences such as slavery, abolition, reconstruction, 
and urbanization. It also raises the issue of the development and growth of white 
racism, and the effect of this racism on contemporary Afro-American social, intellec- 
tual, and political life. 

30 The Age Of The High Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1648 

An examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the age of 
The High Renaissance and Reformation and their impact on the development of 
modern Europe. 

31 The Old Regime and Its Collapse 1648-1815 

A study of European life dominated by royal absolutism and the landed aristocracy, 
challenged by the beginnings of modern science and the Enlightenment, and brought 
down by the Revolution beginning in France. 

32 The European Right Between the World Wars 

An investigation of fascism as a European phenomenon emphasizing the common 
characteristics of the various national movements. Topics to be covered include the 
origins, theories, and practices of various fascist systems. Prerequisite: History 10 and 
11, or consent of instructor. 

33 European Imperialism 

A study of the European expansion overseas since the sixteenth century emphasizing 
the motives behind expansion, the nature of the Empires, and the impact of the ex- 
perience on both the European and non-European people. Prerequisite: History 10 
and 11, or consent of instructor. 

34 American Foreign Relations 

A study of the course of relations of the United States with foreign nations from in- 
dependence through World War I. 

35 American Foreign Relations 

A detailed study of the formulation and application of American foreign policies since 

36 Modern Revolutions 

A comparative study of the English, American, French, and Russian Revolutions ana- 
lyzing the conditions which bred them, the ideology which motived them, the course of 
conflict from reform to violence, and the ultimate reaction. Prerequisite : Consent of 

40 Intellectual History of the Renaissance 

A study of the classical, humanist, and scholastic elements involved in the develop- 
ment of the Renaissance outlook, views, and values, both in Italy and in Northern 
Europe. The various combination of circumstances which constitute the historical 
context of these intellectual developments will be noted. Prerequisite: History 23 and 30 
or consent of instructor. 


41 Intellectual History of the Reformation 

A study of the ideas and systems of ideas propounded prior to the Reformation but 
which are historically related to its inception and of the ideas and systems of ideas 
involved in the formation of the major Reformation Protestant traditions and in the 
Catholic Reformation. Included are the ideas of the humanists of the Reformation 
Era. Prerequisite : History 30 or consent of instructor. 

42 U.S. Social and Intellectual History 

A study of the social and intellectual experience of the United States from its colonial 
antecedence through reconstruction. Among the topics considered are Puritanism, 
Transcendentalism, community life and organization, education and social reform 
movements. Prerequisite: 2 courses from History 12, 13, 28, or consent of instructor. 

43 U. S. Social and Intellectual History 

A study of the social and intellectual experience of the United States from reconstruc- 
tion to the present day. Among the topics considered are Social Darwinism, Pragma- 
tism, community life and organization, education and social reform movements. Pre- 
requisite: 2 courses from History 12, 13, 28, or consent of instructor. 

44 Victorian England 

A study of the nineteenth century in England pursuing such topics as the condition of 
the working class, the politics of reform, morals and manners, religion and science, 
origins of the Labour Party, and the motivation for imperialism. Prerequisite : History 
10 and 11, or Consent of instructor. 

45 Topics in Twentieth Century British History 

An investigation of such subjects as the expansion of social services, popular culture, 
problems of affluence, the failure of diplomacy, the experience of two world wars, the 
changing Commonwealth, and the British role in the world today. Prerequisite: 
History 10 and 11, or consent of instructor. 

46 Topics in Russian History 

Studies of various aspects of prerevol utionary Russia evolving around the theme of the 
failure of the Tsarist regime to successfully overcome the challenge of the modern 
world. Prerequisite: History 10 and 11, or consent of instructor. 

47 Topics in Soviet History 

Studies of various aspects of political, economic, social, and cultural history of the 
USSR since 1917. Prerequisite: History 10 and 11, or consent of instructor. 

48 Topics in Twentieth Century United States Religion 

The study of historical and cultural developments in American society which relates to 
religion or are commonly called religious. This involves consideration of the institu- 
tional and intellectual development of several faith groups as well as discussion of cer- 
tain problems. The problems include the persistence of religious bigotry and the chang- 
ing modes of Church-State relationships. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 



Professor: Skeath (Chairman) 

Assistant Professors: Feldman, Getchell, Henninger, Killeen 

Instructors: Lambert, Sausman 

A major consists of ten courses numbered 10 or above including 
Mathematics 10-11, 20, and 34-35. Students seeking secondary certi- 
fication in mathematics are advised to elect Mathematics 24 and 30. 

1 Algebra and Trigonometry 

An elementary study of trigonometric, polynomial, logarithmic and exponential 

2 Modern Mathematics 

Topics included are sets, relations, functions, methods of mathematical reasoning, 
systems of numeration, the structure of the real number system and its major subsys- 

3 Introduction to Calculus 

A non-theoretical introduction to derivatives and integrals with applications. Prereq- 
uisite: Mathematics I or equivalent. 

4 Introduction to Probability 

Probability in finite sample spaces, sophisticated counting, vectors, matrices, and 
Markov processes, with applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2 or equivalent. 

5 Introduction to Statistics 

Describing distributions of measurements, probability and random variables, binomial 
and normal probability distributions, statistical inference from small samples, linear 
regression and correlation, analysis of enumerative data. 

8 Computer Science 

A study of mathematics relevant to computing. A survey of machine and symbolic 
programming. Introduction to FORTRAN IV programming. 

10-1 1 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I-II 

Study of graphs of functions, properties of conic sections, polar coordinates, ideas of 
limits and continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental 
functions, vectors. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1 or equivalent. 

20 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 

Study of convergent and divergent series, solid analytic geometry, partial differentia- 
tion, multiple integration. Prerequisite: Mathematics 11. 

21 Differential Equations 

Methods of solving differential equations, including Laplace transforms, differential 
operators and variation of parameters. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20. 


24 Foundations of Mathematics 

Topics include the nature of mathematical systems, essentials of logical reasoning, 
axiomatic foundation of set theory, and transfinite induction. Prerequisite: Mathe- 
matics 10 or consent of instructor. 

30 Topics in Geometry 

An axiomatic treatment of Euclidean geometry, and an introduction to related geo- 

metries. Prerequisite : Mathematics 10. Alternate years. 

31 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 

Study and analysis of tabulated data leading to interpolation, numerical solution of 
equations and systems of equations, numerical integration. Prerequisite: Mathematics 
21. Alternate rears. 

32-33 Mathematic Statistics I-II 

A study of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, expected values and 
moments, sampling, point estimation, sampling distributions, interval estimation, tests 
of hypotheses, regression and linear hypotheses, experimental design models. Pre- 
requisite: Mathematics 20. Alternate vears. 

34-35 Modern Algebra I-II 

An introduction to rings, ideals, integral domains, fields, groups, vector spaces, linear 
transformations, matrices, and determinants. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20 or 24. 

40 Applied Mathematics 

Topics selected from Fourier Series, Bessel functions, partial differential equations, 
vectors. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21. Alternate years. 

41 Introduction to Topology 

An introduction to metric spaces, abstract topological spaces, mappings, separation, 
completeness, compactness, and connectedness. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20. 
Alternate vears. 

42 Advanced Calculus I 

Construction of the real number system. A rigorous study of infinite series and 
continuity, differentiation and integration of real valued functions. Prerequisite: 
Mathematics 20. Alternate years. 

43 Advanced Calculus II 

Introduction to the complex number system, functions of a complex variable, trans- 
formations, analytic functions, and complex integration. Prerequisite: Mathematics 
20. Alternate years. 



Professor: Mclver 
Associate Professors: Morgan (Chairman), Russell, Sheaffer 

A major consists of eight courses numbered 10 and above and satis- 
factory completion of a piano proficiency examination. Each major must 
complete one unit of applied music each year. Music majors have the 
option of concentrating their attention upon either a performance area 
(trumpet, voice, piano, etc.), or a scholarly area (theory or music liter- 

1-2 Introduction to Music 

A basic course designed to acquaint the student with the nature of music. Extensive 
guided listening is used to help the student to become perceptive. 

10-11 Music Theory I and II 

An integrated course in musicianship including sight singing, ear training, written and 
keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: Music 2 or equivalent. 

20-21 Music Theory III and IV 

A continuation of the integrated course moving toward newer uses of musical materials. 
Prerequisite : Music 11. 

28 Counterpoint 

A study of the five species in two, three, and four-part writing. Alternate years. 

29 Orchestration 

A study of modern orchestral instruments, and examination of their use by the great 
masters with practical problems of instrumentation. Alternate years. 

30 Composition 

Creative writing in smaller vocal and instrumental forms. The college musical organi- 
zations serve to make performance possible. Alternate years. 

31 Conducting 

A study of the fundamentals of conducting with frequent opportunity for practical 
experience. Alternate years. 

35 Music History and Literature to J.S. Bach 

A survey of the history of music from antiquity to the beginning of the 18th century 
with emphasis on nonmensural chant, the beginnings of harmony and counterpoint 
and their development. Prerequisite: Music 2. Alternate years. 

36 Music History and Literature of the 18th Century 

Emphasizing the achievements of the late Baroque and largely concerned with the 
lives and works of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. Prerequisite: Music 2. Alternate 


45 Music History and Literature of the 19th Century 

A survey of the music of the 19th century, including study of Beethoven, Chopin, 
Schubert, Brahms, Wagner, and Debussy and their principal media and forms. 
Prerequisite: Music 2. Alternate years. 

46 Music History and Literature of the 20th Century 

The survey of music history culminates with the study of the works of such moderns 
as Stravinsky, Bartok, Prokofief, Shostakovich, Barber, Copland, Menotti, and 
Stockhausen. Attention is given to atonality and expressionism. Prerequisite: Music 2. 
Alternate years. 


The study of performance in Piano, Voice, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, 
and Percussion is designed to develop sound technique and a knowledge 
of the appropriate literature. Frequent student recitals offer opportunity 
to gain experience in performance. Music majors or other qualified stu- 
dents in performance may present senior recitals. 

Private or Class Instruction in: 

60 Piano 62 Strings 65 Woodwinds 

61 Voice 64 Brass 66 Percussion 

67 Piano Ensemble 

A course designed to explore piano literature for four and eight hands. 

68 Vocal Ensemble 

A course designed to enable any student possessing at least average vocal talent to 
study choral technique. Emphasis is placed upon tone production, diction and 

69 Instrumental Ensemble 

A course directed toward developing fine ensemble music through a study of group 
instrumental procedures. 


Associate Professor: Faus 

Assistant Professors: Herring (Chairman), Schultz 

Instructor: Griffith 

The study of philosophy develops skill in clear thinking, especially 
concerning the basic concepts and presuppositions around which we 
organize our thought in science, politics, religion, education, morality, 
the arts, and other human enterprises. A major in philosophy, together 


with appropriate related courses, can provide an excellent preparation 
for policy-making positions of many kinds, for graduate study in several 
fields, and for careers in education, law, and the ministry. The major 
consists of eight courses, including Philosophy 30-31 and 35, normally 
taken in the Junior year. In addition to the courses listed below, special 
departmental seminars are regularly available to qualified advanced 

10 Introductory Seminar 

An inquiry, carried on by discussions and short papers, into a few selected philoso- 
phical problems. The problems examined vary with the instructor; typical examples 
are: What is a scientific explanation? Are standards of conduct relative? Readings in 
philosophical classics and contemporary books and articles. Enrollment in freshman 
sections is normally limited to fifteen students. 

16 General Logic 

A general introduction to topics in logic and their application to reasoning. Included 
are definition, syllogistic logic, some modern symbolic logic, informal fallacies, in- 
ductive reasoning, and scientific method. 

20 Ethics 

An inquiry focusing on the question, "What shall I do?" and dealing with the content 
and rationale of the general normative proposals made by egoists, utilitarians, etc., 
as to how to decide. Normally, a special topic such as legal punishment, human rights, 
or social justice is examined. Readings in philosophical classics and contemporary 
books and articles. Prerequisite : One course in philosophy. 

22 Social and Political Philosophy 

An examination of the logic of social and political thought with an analysis of such 
concepts as society, state, power, authority, freedom, social and political obligation, 
law, and rights. Readings in philosophical classics and contemporary books and 
articles. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. 

24 Philosophy of Science 

A consideration of philosophically important conceptual problems related primarily 
to the methodology of science, including such topics as: the nature of scientific laws 
and theories; the character of explanation; the import of prediction; the existence of 
"non-observable" theoretical entities such as electrons, genes, or phlogiston; the prob- 
lem of justifying induction; the conventionality of physical geometry; and various puz- 
zles associated with the theory of probability. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy, or 
Junior or Senior major in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, Political Science, 
Psychology, or Sociology. 

25 Philosophy of Religion 

A study of religion from the standpoint of philosophy, with special emphasis on the 
nature of man, the problem of good-and-evil, and the philosophical bases for belief in 
God and in immortality. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy, or Junior or Senior 
major in Religion. 


29 Philosophy of History 

An examination of the concept of history, dealing with the logic of historical inquiry 
and with speculative treatments of the course of history as a whole. The primary 
purpose is to provide a philosophical analysis of the descriptive language and ex- 
planatory reasoning of historians. In addition, some attention will be paid to the 
values and limitations of speculative and general interpretations of history, e.g., Hegel 
and Marx. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy, or Junior or Senior major in history. 
A Iternate years. 

30-31 History of Philosophy 

A philosophical study of the history of Western philosophy. The primary concern is to 
understand the fundamental thoughts of the great philosophers, including: Plato, 
Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, the British empiricists, Kant, and more re- 
cent thinkers. A second concern is to see these thoughts as essential parts of our West- 
ern intellectual traditions. Central to the course are readings in philosophical classics 
Prerequisite: One course in philosophy ; not open to Freshmen and Sophomores. 

35 Epistemology 

An inquiry, carried on primarily by discussions and short papers, into contemporary 
philosophical problems and theories about knowing, perceiving, truth, and meaning. 
The nature of philosophy is also considered. Prerequisite : Consent of the department. 

36 Symbolic Logic 

A study of modern symbolic logic, including truth-functional logic, the logic of 
propositional functions, and deductive systems. Attention is also given to various 
topics in the philosophy of the formal sciences. 

48 Metaphysics 

A study of the meaning of reality and the leading philosophical world-views, such as 
realism and idealism, with the aim of developing a better perspective for the under- 
standing of life. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy ; not open to Freshmen. 


Associate Professor: Busey (Chairman) 

Assistant Professors: Burch, Miller, Vargo, Whitehill 

Instructor: Phillips 

1 Physical Education (Men) 

Basic instruction in fundamentals, knowledge, and appreciation of sports that include 
swimming, softball, tennis, bowling, volleyball, archery, track, soccer, wrestling, 
physical fitness, and golf. Swimming is required of all students. The student may select 
any of these activities, one of which will be an outdoor activity and one an indoor one, 
each of the four semesters. A reasonable degree of proficiency is required of the student 
in those activities which he chooses to participate in. Emphasis is on the potential of 
this activity as tension relievers and their use as recreational and leisure time interests 
in post-college life. Four semesters of physical education (two hours per week) are 


2 Physical Education (Women) 

Basic instruction in fundamentals of swimming, tennis, badmiton, bowling, volleyball, 
field hockey, free exercise, modern dance, elementary games (for elementary teachers), 
and physical fitness. Swimming, dance, physical fitness and at least one individual 
sport are required of all students. The other activities are selected by the student. A 
reasonable degree of proficiency in the activities of her choice is required. 
Four semesters of physical education (two hours per week) are required. 


Professor: Fineman (Chairman) 

Associate Professor: W. Smith 

Assistant Professors: Jamison, Kim 

A major consists of eight courses, of which six must be numbered 
above 20. Physics 23, 29, 33; Mathematics 10-1 1, 20, 21 ; and one year of 
chemistry are required. Students planning to enter graduate school will 
find it advisable to have a reading knowledge of a foreign language and 
to know Fortran programming. All junior and senior physics majors are 
required to attend and to participate in the weekly physics colloquia. 

1-2 Elements of Physics 

A non-calculus introductory course in which mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, 
magnetism, and optics are presented. Some recent developments in physics will also 
be presented. Three lectures, one recitation and one three-hour laboratory session. 
Prerequisite: Mathematics I or equivalent. 

10-11 General Physics 

An introductory course in physics for science and engineering students, in which the 
basic concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and light are 
presented using calculus. Three lectures, one recitation and one three-hour laboratory 
session. Corequisite: Mathematics 10 or Mathematics 3. 

21 The Concepts of Modern Physics 

The purpose of this elective course is to provide Arts and Humanities majors, who 
have a minimum background in mathematics and physics, to satisfy their curiosity 
about the nature of the physical world without being concerned about doing a lot of 
problem solving. The course will include discussions in an historical and philosophical 
framework of the mechanical concepts (mass, space, time, force, momentum, and 
energy), of a few topics in relativity and of the discovery, detection and use of some of 
the elementary particles of physics and their impact on contemporary physical 
thought. Four hours lecture-discussion. Prerequisite: Alegbra and Trigonometry. 

23 Modern Physics 

The basic concepts of Modern Physics are examined; the wave-particle duality and the 
fundamental ideas of quantum mechanics; atomic structure; x-ray spectra; interaction 
of radiation and matter; nuclear models and nuclear structure, radioactivity, nuclear 
reactions; molecular and solid state physics. Special relativity. This course is the 
foundation for a systematic study of quantum mechanics. Three lectures and one 
four-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 11 or consent of instructor. 


29-30 Electricity and Magnetism 

This course will cover the electrostatic field, electric potential, magnetic field and the 
electrical and magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations and some of their 
applications to electromagnetic radiation will be taken up. The laboratory will include 
experiments on basic electronics as well as classical electricity and magnetism experi- 
ments. Three lecture and two two-hour laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Physics 23; 
Co-requisite: Mathematics 21 or consent of instructor. 

31 Optics and Waves 

Following a presentation of geometrical optics, wave motion, interference; Fresnel 
and Fraunhofer diffraction, gratings; the velocity of light, absorption and scattering, 
and polarization of light will be covered. Three hours lecture and one four-hour labora- 
tory session. Prerequisite: Physics 11 or consent of instructor. (Not offered 1970-1971) 

33-34 Mechanics 

The study of the motion of a single particle, a system of particles, rigid bodies and an 
introduction to the mechanics of continuous media will be covered. Topics which are 
needed for understanding quantum mechanics and special theory of relativity such as 
moving reference systems, Lagrange's equations and theory of vibrations will be ex- 
amined. Three lectures, and a recitation or a laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 11 ; 
Mathematics 21 or consent of instructor. 

35 Thermal Physics 

The laws of thermodynamics and their applications to some physical, chemical, electric 
and magnetic problems are presented. The properties of bulk matter will also be treat- 
ed from a microscopic viewpoint, i.e., the kinetic theory of gases and statistical me- 
chanics. A comparison of Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein 
statistics is made. Three lectures and one four hour laboratory session. Prerequisite: 
Physics 1 1 ; and Mathematics 21 or consent of instructor. 

39 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 

After presenting the origin, basic concepts and formulation of Quantum Mechanics 
with emphasis on its physical meaning the free particle, simple harmonic oscillator and 
central force problems will be investigated. Both time independent and time dependent 
perturbation theory will be covered. The elegant operator formalism of quantum 
mechanics will conclude the course. Four hours of lecture and recitation. Prerequisite: 
Physics 23 or Chemistry 31 : Mathematics 21; and Physics 29 or consent of instructor. 
(Not offered 1970-1971) 

41 Elements of Nuclear Physics 

With the tools obtained after a review of nuclear concepts and some quantum mechan- 
ics, the course will cover interactions of nuclear radiations with matter, radioactive 
decay and nuclear reactions. The understanding of nuclear forces will be emphasized, 
particularly from scattering studies of two-nucleon systems. Three lectures and four- 
hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 39; or Physics 23 and consent of instructor. 

42 Solid State Physics 

Introductory treatment of crystallography, lattice dynamics, electrons in metals, prop- 
erties of semiconductors and dielectric and magnetic properties of solids will be given. 
Three lectures and four -hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 39; Physics 23 and con- 
sent of instructor. (Not offered 1970-1971) 


47 Contemporary Physics 

In this course recent developments in physics will be discussed. Such topics as rela- 
tivity, plasma physics, elementary particle physics, high energy physics, astrophysics, 
upper atmosphere physics, and atomic and molecular physics may be treated. Four 
hours of lecture and recitation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Not offered 1970- 

Physics Colloquia (No Credit) 

Junior and Senior physics majors are required to attend and participate in the weekly 

physics colloquia. 


Professors: Weidman (Chairman), Jose 
Instructors: Banks, Knepp 

A .major consists of Political Science 10, 20, and six other courses. 
Directed programs are arranged for majors concentrating upon special- 
ized areas of political science. 

10 The Government of the United States: National 

An introduction to the principles, structure, functions, and operations of the national 
government, with special reference to expansions to meet the problems of a modern 

1 1 The Government of the United States: State and Local 

An examination of the general principles, major problems, and political processes of the 
states and their subdivisions, together with their role in a federal type of government. 

20 Comparative Government 

Western European political systems. A comparative analysis of the governments of 
Great Britain, the Soviet Union and other selected Western European political sys- 

21 Comparative Government 

Political development. A comparative analysis of selected developing systems in Asia, 
Africa, and Latin America. 

22 Political Parties and Interest Groups 

An examination of the history, organization, functions, and methods of American 
political parties. Attention devoted to the role of organized interest groups in the 
political process. 

23 The American Presidency 

A study of the office and powers of the President with an analysis of his major roles as 
chief administrator, legislative leader, political leader, initiator of foreign policies, 
commander-in-chief, and head of state. Especial attention given to those Presidents 
who led the nation boldly. 


30 The American Constitution 

A presentation of the origins and development of the Constitution, their dominant 
roles in the government of the United States, and the social forces and dynamic needs 
which have molded the growth of fundamental law through the Civil War. 

31 The American Constitution 

A presentation of the origins and development of the Constitution, their dominant 
roles in the government of the United States, and the social forces and dynamic needs 
which have molded the growth of fundamental law from Reconstruction to the present 

32 Municipal Government 

An inquiry into the dynamics of municipal government, its legal status and administra- 
tion, and present-day experiments in the solution of the problems of metropolitan 

33 Public Administration 

A systematic description, analysis, and evaluation of the institutional foundations of 
the American system of public administration, with special attention to structure, 
personnel, and control. 

34 World Politics 

An introduction to the theory and practice of international relations in the twentieth 
century. Foundations of world order: origin and present trends in the international 
system; analysis of variables governing the relations between states. 

36 The Government and Politics of the Soviet Union 

The study of the theory and practice of the political system in the Soviet Union em- 
phasizing the ideological heritage, the functioning of the system, and the particular 
problems of a one-party state. Alternate years. 

37 The Foreign Policy of the Soviet Union 

The study of the growth of Soviet involvement in world affairs including the introduc- 
tion of Soviet political institutions to Eastern Europe and Asia, the ideological basis 
of Soviet foreign policy, and the conduct and formation of Soviet foreign policy. 
Alternate years. 

38 Comparative Foreign Policies 

An introductory examination of the formulation, conduct, and substance of the foreign 
policies of representative states in the international system. 

40 Political Philosophy 

An exposition of the course of major political ideas and doctrines throughout history, 
an appraisal of their influence, and an analysis of their applicability to contemporary 
political issues. Alternate years. 

43 International Organization 

An examination of the structure and function of the League of Nations and partic- 
ularly the United Nations with emphasis on activities related to the maintenance of 
international peace and security. Alternate years. 



Assistant Professors: Loomis (Chairman), 
Craig, Hancock, Hurr, Kennedy 

A major consists of Mathematics 5; Psychology 10, 11, 20, 21, 22; 
and three courses chosen from those numbered 30 and above. The dis- 
tribution requirement in the social sciences can be met by combining 
Psychology 10 with Psychology 11, 15, 16, 31, 32, or 38. In addition to 
the departmental requirements, majors are urged to include courses in 
Animal Physiology, Sociology, and the Mathematics option of the dis- 
tribution requirement. 

10-11 Introductory Physchology 

An introduction to the empirical study of human and other animal behavior. Areas 
considered may include: learning, personality, social, physiological, sensory, cognition 
and developmental. 

15 Industrial Psychology 

The application of the principles and methods of psychology to selected business and 
industrial situations. Prerequisite: Psychology 10. 

16 Abnormal Psychology 

An introduction to the patterns of deviant behavior with emphasis on cause, function, 
and treatment. The various models for the conceptualization of abnormal behavior 
are critically examined. Prerequisite: Psychology 10. 

38 Educational Psychology 

An introduction to the empirical study of the teaching-learning process. Areas con- 
sidered may include educational objectives, pupil and teacher characteristics, concept 
learning, problem solving and creativity, attitudes and values, motivation, retention 
and transfer, and evaluation and measurement. Prerequisite : Psychology JO, and 
Mathematics 5 or consent of instructor. 

20 Sensory Experimental Psychology 

The examination of psychophysical methodology and basic neurophysiological 
methods as they are applied to the understanding of sensory processes. Prerequisite- 
Psychology 11; Mathematics 5. 

21 Learning Experimental Psychology 

Learning processes. The examination of the basic methods and principles of animal 
and human learning. Prerequisite : Psychology 11 ; Mathematics 5. 

22 Personality Psychology 

Theories of Personality. A comparison of different theoretical views on the develop- 
ment and functioning of personality. Examined in detail are three general viewpoints 
of personality; psychoanalytic, stimulus-response (behavioristic), and phenomeno- 
logical. Prerequisite: Psychology 11. 


30 Social Psychology 

An examination of behavior in social contexts including motivation, preception, 
group processes and leadership, attitudes, and methods of research. Prerequisite: 
Psychology 11. 

31 Developmental Psychology 

A study of the basic principles of early human growth and development. Prerequisite . 
Psychology 10. 

32 Adolescent Psychology 

The study areas will include theories of adolescence; current issues raised by as well as 
about the "generation of youth"; research findings bearing on theories and issues of 
growth beyond childhood; and self-exploration. Prerequisite : Psychology 10. 

33 Psychological Psychology 

A study of the nervous system as the physiological basis of behavior. Prerequisite: 
Psychology 20 or Biology 23. Alternate years. 

34 Principles of Measurement 

Psychometric method and theory, including scale transformation, norms, standard- 
ization, validation procedures and estimation of reliability. Prerequisite: Psychology 
10, Mathematics 5. 

35 History and Systems of Psychology 

The growth of scientific psychology and the theories and systems that have accom- 
panied its development. Prerequisite : 4 courses in Psychology. 

37 Cognition 

An investigation of human mental processes along the two major dimensions of direc- 
ted and undirected thought. Topic areas include: recognition, attention, conceptualiza- 
tion, problem-solving, fantasy, language, dreaming, and creativity. Prerequisite: Psy- 
chology 11. 

40 Advanced Experimental Design 

Consideration of a variety of designs currently used in Psychology with emphasis on 
the appropriate statistical analyses. Prerequisite : Psychology 20 and 21. 

48-49 Practicum in Psychology 

A student-defined course which provides the opportunity to gain direct experience in a 
field of applied Psychology. Possiblities include a supervised program in administer- 
ing and interpreting selected psychological tests, working with the mentally retarded, 
or working with emotionally distressed individuals and families. Specifics are worked 
out between the student and the course supervisor. 



Associate Professors: Guerra (Chairman), Rhodes 
Assistant Professors: Hughes, Neufer, Urbrock 

A major consists of eight courses including 10, 13, and 14. Greek 11 
and 12 may be counted toward fulfilling the major requirement. The 
distribution requirement may be satisfied by completing Religion 10 
and one other religion course. 

10 Perspectives on Religion 

An exploration of religious responses to ultimate problems of human existence. 
Through discussion of selections by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and humanist 
writers, students are encouraged to grapple with such questions as the nature and 
language of religion, the existence and knowledge of God, the inter-play of religion and 
culture, and the religious analysis of the human predicament. Freshman sections will be 
limited to fifteen students. 

13 The Religion of Israel in the Old Testament 

A survey of the origins, historical development, and distinctive thought of Hebrew- 
Jewish religion and culture as these are reflected in the literature of the Old Testa- 
ment. Excerises in the use of historical-critical method of the study of an ancient 
religious literature. 

14 Primitive Christianity in the New Testament 

An investigation of the origins, major theological themes, and historical evolution of 
Christianity through study of the literature of the New Testament. 

20-21 History of Christian Thought 

An inquiry into the changing images of God and man in Western culture, as these have 
been influenced by the Christian tradition. The first semester will deal with the leading 
men and motifs from St. Paul through the Reformation and up to the Eighteenth 
Century Deism. The second semester will begin with the attempts of Schleiermacher 
and Hegel to re-integrate religion and culture, tracing the subsequent progress through 
Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, and the present "Post Liberal" period. Prerequisite: Either 
Religion 10 and 14, or consent of instructor. 

30 Prophetic Religion in the Bible 

The first part of the course consists of a study of the prophetic movement in Israel. The 
second part is a study of the "prophetic spirit" as found in the teachings of Jesus, the 
letters of Paul, and other portions of the New Testament. The course will focus on 
theological meaning, particularly on the interplay of prophetic and apocalyptic themes 
in the development of this religious tradition. 

31 Christian Ethics 

Five types of theological ethics in the Christian tradition will be examined with inten- 
sive study of a contemporary representative of each including: Barth, Tillich, Maritain, 
Brunner. and Reinhold Niebuhr. Particular attention will be given to the theological 
presuppositions of each system and to the methodological application of the ethic to 
such problems as the sexual revolution, the racial revolution, poverty and war. Prereq- 
usite: Religion 10. 


40 Religions of the World 

A survey of the religious beliefs and practices of mankind through the historical study 
of the major religions, including the primitive, ancient, and modern religions, such as 
Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Zoroastn- 
anism, Judaism, and Islam. Investigations will be made into the origins, nature and 
development of religions and religious phenomena on a global basis. 

41 Contemporary Religious Problems 

A study of the theological significance of some contemporary intellectual develop- 
ments in western culture. The content of this course will vary from year to year. Sub- 
jects studied in recent years include the following: the theological significance of 
Freud, Marx, and Nietzche; Christianity and existentialism; theology and death 
psychology; and the religious dimension of contemporary literature. Prerequisite: 
Religion 10. 

42 The Nature and Mission of the Church 

A study of the nature of the church and its mission in contemporary society including 
an analysis of the role of the church and an examination of ways of renewal. 

43 The Educational Ministry of the Church 

A study of religious education as a function of the church with special attention given 
to the nature and objectives of Christian education, methods of teaching religion, and 
the relations between faith and learning. 

44 Church History 

A survey of the history of the Christian Church from its beginning to the present 
studied in relation to the general historical situation of each period. Attention is given 
to the forces shaping the basic features of the churches. The major emphasis will be on 
the institutional development, the mission of the Church, and the lives of its great 


Professors: McCrary (Chairman), Mook 
Assistant Professor: Arroyo 

A major consists of Sociology 10, 14, 31, 44, and four other courses. 
Sociology 10 and one other sociology course must be passed to satisfy the 
social science distribution requirement. 

10 Introduction to Sociology 

An introduction to the problems, concepts, and methods in sociology today, including 
analysis of stratification, organization of groups and Institutions, social movements, 
and deviants in social structure. 

14 Introduction to Anthropology 

Prehistoric and primitive peoples and cultures; primitive customs and institutions 
compared with those of modern man. 


20 Marriage and the Family 

The history, structure, and functions of modern American family life, emphasizing 
dating, courtship, factors in marital adjustment, and the changing status of family 
members. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or consent of instructor. 

22 Folk Society 

Comparative study of several folk societies, with emphasis upon the Pennsylvania 
Amish; folk culture contrasted with urban-industrial civilization. 

24 Rural and Urban Communities 

The concept of community is treated as it operates and affects individual and group be- 
havior in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Emphasis is placed upon characteristic 
institutions and problems of modern city life. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or consent of 

26 Social Movements 

An analysis of the dynamics, structure, and reaction to social movements with focus 
on contemporary social movements. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or consent of instructor. 

30 Criminology 

The nature, genesis, and organization of criminal behavior are examined from both 
group and individual viewpoints. Juvenile delinquency and the treatment of crime are 
presented. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or consent of instructor. 

31 Research Methods in Sociology 

Study of the research process in sociology, including formation of research design 
(theory, methodology, and techniques), and practical application in the investigation 
of a research problem. Prerequisite: Mathematics 5 and Sociology 10 or consent of 

33 Sociology of Religion 

An examination of the major theories of the relationship of religion to society, and a 
survey of sociological studies of religious behavior. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or 
consent of instructor. 

34 Racial and Cultural Minorities 

A study of the adjustments of minority racial, cultural, and national groups in modern 
America. Attention is also given to minority problems within their world setting. Pre- 
requisite: Sociology 10 or consent of instructor. 

35 Cultural Anthropology 

Primitive and peasant economy, society, government, religion, and art, the social and 
cultural backgrounds of personality development. Prerequisite: Sociology 14 or consent 
of instructor. 

37 Anthropology of North America 

Ethnographic survey of native North American Eskimo and Indian cultures, with at- 
tention to changes in native lifeways due to European contacts. Prerequisite : Sociology 
14 or consent of instructor. 


41 Social Stratification 

An analysis of the nature of stratification systems, with special reference to American 
social structure. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or consent of instructor. 

43 Deviant Behavior 

An inquiry into the various types of deviant behavior, that will vary each semester, 
covering such topics as: alcoholism, mental illness, gambling, and narcotics. Pre- 
requisite: Sociology 10 or consent of instructor, 

44 Social Theory 

The history of the development of sociological thought from its earliest philosophical 
beginnings is treated through discussions and reports. Emphasis is placed upon socio- 
logical thought since the time of Comte. Prerequisite: Sociology 10 or consent of 

45 Ethnological Theory 

Theories concerning man and his culture, with emphasis on interpretations since 1850. 
Prerequisite: Sociology 14 or consent of instructor. 


Assistant Professor: Davis (Chairman) 
Instructor: Dartt 

The major consists of eight courses, except Theatre 1, with a concen- 
tration in Acting, Directing, or Design. The Fine Arts requirement may 
be satisfied by selecting any two courses, except Theatre 1 . 

1 Fundamentals of Speech 

The development of elementary principles of simple oral communication through 
lectures, prepared assignments in speaking, and informal class exercises. 

10 Introduction to Theatre and Film 

A consideration of the various elements of modern theatre, including acting, directing, 
films, and television. 

12 History of Theatre I 

A detailed study of the development of theatre from the Greeks to the early realistic 

13 History of Theatre II 

The history of the theatre from 1860. 

15 Playwriting and Dramatic Criticism 

An investigation of the techniques of playwriting with an emphasis on creative writing, 
culminating in a written one-act play, plus an historical survey of dramatic criticism 
from Aristotle to the present, with emphasis upon developing the student's ability to 
write reviews and criticism of theatrical productions and films. 


24 Introduction to Acting 

An introductory study of the actor's preparation, with emphasis on developing the 
actor's creative imagination through improvisations and scene study. 

26 Introduction to Directing 

An introductory study of the function of the director in preparation, rehearsal, and 
performance. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze scripts 
and on the development of the student's imagination. 

28 Introduction to Scene Design and Stagecraft 

An introduction to the theatre with an emphasis on stagecraft. The productions each 
semester serve as the laboratory to provide the practical experience necessary to un- 
derstand the material presented in the classroom. 

31 Advanced Techniques of Play Production 

A detailed consideration of the interrelated problems and techniques of play analysis, 
production styles, and design. Offered summer only. 

34 Intermediate Studio: Acting 

Instruction and practice in character analysis and projection, with emphasis on vocal 
and body techniques. 

36 Intermediate Studio: Directing 

Emphasis is placed on the student's ability to function in preparation and rehearsal. 
Practical experience involves the directing of scenes from contemporary theatre. 

38 Intermediate Studio: Scene and Lighting Design 

The theory of stage and lighting design with special emphasis on their practical applica- 
tion to the theatre. 

44 Advanced Studio: Acting 

Preparation of monologues and two-character scenes. Contemporary and classical. 
The student will appear in major campus productions. 

46 Advanced Studio: Directing 

Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to produce a major three-act play from 
the script to the stage for public performance. 

48 Advanced Studio: Design 

Independent work in conceptual and practical design. The student will design one full 
production as his major project. 

49 Advanced Studio: Properties and Costume Design 

The theory of stage costume and property design and its practical application to the 
theatre. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 



Board of Directors 


Fred A. Pennington President 

W. Gibbs McKenney, Jr Vice-President 

Paul G. Gilmore Secretary 

Kenneth E. Himes Treasurer 


Charles V. Adams Montoursville 

Ernest M. Case Jersey Shore 

Ralph E. Kelchner Jersey Shore 

The Rev. L. Elbert Wilson Orlando, Fla. 


Term Expires 1971 


1965 The Rev. Nelson H. Frank, D.D State College 

1968 Robert W. Griggs Williamsport 

(Alumni Representative) 

1967 The Rev. Grantas E. Hoopert, D.D Williamsport 

1965 James G. Law Bloomsburg 

1970 John E. Person, Jr Williamsport 

1965 Hon. Herman T. Schneebeli Williamsport 

1969 Charles J. Stockwell Williamsport 

1965 Harold J. Stroehmann, Jr Williamsport 

1961 Nathan W. Stuart Williamsport 

1958 W. Russell Zacharias Allentown 


Term Expires 1972 


1969 Richard R. Cramer, D.D.S Hershey 

(Alumni Representative) 

1969 Samuel H. Evert Bloomsburg 

1969 The Rev. Newton H. Fritchley, Ph.D Carlisle 

1965 Walter J. Heim Montoursville 

1969 Kenneth E. Himes Williamsport 

1968 Bishop Hermann W. Kaebnick, D.D., 

L.H.D., LL.D Harrisburg 

1970 Woodrow A. Knight Williamsport 

1941 Arnold A. Phipps, II Williamsport 

1969 Mrs. Donald G. Remley Williamsport 

1967 The Rev. Donald H. Treese Altoona 

Term Expires 1973 


1964 John G. Detwiler Williamsport 

1948 Frank L. Dunham Wellsboro 

1970 Walter T. Dunston, D.D.S Philadelphia 

(Alumni Representative) 

1951 Paul G. Gilmore Williamsport 

1964 Hon. Charles F. Greevy Williamsport 

1969 The Rev. Thomas J. Hopkins, D.D Williamsport 

1964 W. Gibbs McKenney, Jr Baltimore, Md. 

1958 Fred A. Pennington Mechanicsburg 

1961 The Rev. Wallace F. Stettler Kingston 

1 970 William E. Strasburg, Litt.D Bethesda, Md. 

John G. Detwiler, Chairman 

Frank L. Dunham W. Gibbs McKenney, Jr. 

Samuel H. Evert John E. Person, Jr. 

Paul G. Gilmore Arnold A. Phipps, II 

Hon. Charles F. Greevy Charles J. Stockwell 

Walter J. Heim Harold J. Stroehmann, Jr. 

The Rev. Grantas E. Hoopert Nathan W. Stuart 

Bishop Hermann W. Kaebnick W. Russell Zacharias 


Administrative Staff 

Harold H. Hutson (1969) President 

B.A., LL.D., Wofford College; B.D., Duke University; PH.D., Univer- 
sity of Chicago ; L.H.D., Ohio Wesleyan 

James R. Jose (1970) Dean of the College 

B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., PH.D. The American University 

Kenneth E. Himes (1948) Treasurer and Business Manager 

B.S., Drexel University; G.S.B., Rutgers University 

Oliver E. Harris (1956) Director of Development 

A. B., M.S., The Pennsylvania State University 

R. Andrew Lady (1957) Assistant to the President 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.S., D.ED., The Pennsylvania State 

Jack C. Buckle (1957) Dean of Student Services 

A.B., Juniata College; M.S., Syracuse University 
Harold W. Hayden (1965) Librarian 

A.B., Nebraska State Teachers College; B.S., University of Illinois; 

M.A. in L.S., University of Michigan 
Frank J. Kamus (1963) Director of Admissions 

B.S., Lock Haven State College 
Robert J. Glunk (1965) Registrar 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University 

David G. Busey (1954). . .Director of Physical Education and Athletics 

B.S., M.S., University of Illinois 
William L. Baker (1965) Director of Student Aid 

B.S., Lycoming College 
Dale V. Bower (1968) Director of Alumni Affairs 

B.S., Lycoming College; B.D., United Theological Seminary 
Bruce L. Swanger ( 1 968) Director of Public Relations 

A.B., Bucknell University 
Joseph P. Laver, Jr. (1969) Director of Publications 

A.B., University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of Bridgeport 
L. Paul Neufer (1960) Director of Religious Activities 

A.B., Dickinson College; S.T.B., S.T.M., Boston University 
Robert O. Patterson (1964) Assistant Dean of Students 

B.A., M.ED., The Pennsylvania State University 


Edward K. McCormick (1967) Assistant Dean of Students 

B.S., Bloomsburg State College; M.ED., University of Pittsburgh; 

M.ED. (Counseling), University of Pittsburgh 
Alan G. Cohick (1968) Assistant Director of Admissions 

A.B., Lycoming College 
James G. Scott ( 1 970) Assistant Director of Admissions 

A.B., Lycoming College 


Mabel K. Bauer Professor of Chemistry Emeritus 

B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania 
Arnold J. Currier Professor of Chemistry Emeritus 

A.B., Colgate University; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University; 

PH.D., Cornell University 
LeRoy F. Derr Professor of Education Emeritus 

A.B., Ur sinus College; M.A., Bucknell University; ED.D., University 

of Pittsburgh 
George W. Howe Professor of Geology Emeritus 

A.B., M.S., Syracuse University; PH.D., Cornell University 

Donald G. Remley Assistant Professor of Mathematics and 

Physics Emeritus 
A.B., Dickinson College; M.A., Columbia University 

Eric V. Sandin Professor of English Emeritus 

B.S., Wesleyan University; M.A., Columbia University; PH.D., 

University of Illinois 
George S. Shortess Professor of Biology Emeritus 

A.B., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Columbia University; PH.D., 

Johns Hopkins University 
James W. Sterling Associate Professor of English Emeritus 

A.B., A.M., Syracuse University; LITT.D., Lycoming College 



Robert H. Ewing (1947) Professor of History and 

Assistant Mace Bearer 

A.B., College of Wooster ; M.A., University of Michigan 
Morton A. Fineman (1966) Professor of Physics 

A.B., Indiana University; PH.D., University of Pittsburgh 
Eloise Gompf (1960) Professor of History 

A.B., Western College; A.M., PH.D., Indiana University 

John P. Graham (1939) Professor of English and 

Marshal of the College 

PH.B., Dickinson College; M.ED., The Pennsylvania State University 
Harold W. Hayden (1965) Librarian with rank of Professor 

A.B., Nebraska State Teachers College; B.S., University of Illinois; 

M.A. in L.S., University of Michigan 
James K. Hummer (1962)*** Professor of Chemistry 

B.N.S., Tufts University; M.S., Middlebury College; PH.D., University 

of North Carolina 

James R. Jose (1970) Professor of Political Science and 

Dean of the College 

B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., PH.D., American University 
Jack S. McCrary (1969) Professor of Sociology and Anthropology 

B.A., M.A., Southern Methodist University; PH.D., Washington 

Walter G. McI ver ( 1 946) Professor of Voice 

MUS.B., Westminster Choir College; A.B., Bucknell University; 

M.A., New York University 
Maurice A. Mook (1969). . .Professor of Sociology and Anthropology 

B.A., Allegheny College; M.A., Northwestern University; PH.D., 

University of Pennsylvania 
Loring B. Priest (1949) Professor of History 

LITT.B., Rutgers University; M.A., PH.D., Harvard University 
Robert W. Rabold (1955) Professor of Economics 

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., PH.D., University of 

John A. Radspinner (1957) Professor of Chemistry 

B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; 

D.SC, Carnegie-Mellon University 
Frances Knights Skeath (1947) Professor of Mathematics 

A.B., M.A., Bucknell University; D.ED., The Pennsylvania State Uni- 

***On leave 1970-71 


John A. Stuart (1958) Professor of English 

B.A., William Jewell College; M.A., PH.D., Northwestern University 

Helen Breese Weidman (1944) Professor of Political Science 

A.B., M.A., Bucknell University; PH.D. Syracuse University 


David G. Busey (1954) Associate Professor of Physical Education 

and Director of Physical Education and Athletics 

B.S., M.S., University of Illinois 
W. Arthur Faus (1951) Associate Professor of Philosophy 

A.B., Dickinson College; S.T.B., PH.D., Boston University 
Bernard P. Flam (1963)** Associate Professor of Spanish 

A.B., New York University; M.A., Harvard University; PH.D., Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin 
David H. Frederick (1961)* Associate Professor of Chemistry 

A.B., Utica College of Syracuse University; PH.D., Cornell University 

Phil G. Gillette (1929) Associate Professor of Spanish and 

Mace Bearer 

A.B., Ohio University; M.A., Columbia University 
Eduardo Guerra (1960) Associate Professor of Religion 

B.D., Southern Methodist University; S.T.M., TH.D., Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary 

John G. Hollenback (1952) Associate Professor of 

Business Administration and Assistant Marshal of the College 

B.S., M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania 
Leon Jacobson (1970) Associate Professor of Art 

B.A., City College of New York; M.A., PH.D., University of Southern 

Alden G. Kelley (1966) Associate Professor of Biology 

B.S., M.S., Iowa State University; PH.D., Purdue University 
Robert J. B. Maples (1969) Associate Professor of French 

A.B., M.A., University of Rochester; PH.D., Yale University 
Allen L. Morehart (1968) Associate Professor of Biology 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.S., PH.D., University of Delaware 
Glen E. Morgan (1961) Associate Professor of Music 

B.M., M.M., PH.D., Indiana University 
Joseph A. Murphy (1970) Associate Professor of French 

B.A., LaSalle; PH.D., Ohio State University 
O. Thompson Rhodes (1961) Associate Professor of Religion 

B.S., University of Cincinnati; B.D., PH.D., Drew University 

♦Deceased July 9, 1970 
**On leave second semester 1970-71 


Logan A. Richmond (1954) Associate Professor of Accounting 

B.S., Lycoming College; M.B.A., New York University; C.P.A. 

Mary Landon Russell (1936) Associate Professor of Music 

MUS.B., Susquehanna University Conservatory of Music; M.A., The 

Pennsylvania State University 
James W. Sheaffer (1949) Associate Professor of Music 

B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of Pennsyl- 
Willy Smith (1966) Associate Professor of Physics 

B.S.E., The University of the Republic (Uruguay); M.S.E., PH.D., 

University of Michigan 
John J. Zimmerman (1962) Associate Professor of Education 

B.S., Mansfield State College; M.S., Montclair State College; D.ED., 

The Pennsylvania State University 


Robert B. Angstadt (1967) Assistant Professor of Biology 

B.S., Ursinus College; M.S., PH.D., Cornell University 
Virginia R. Arroyo (1970) Assistant Professor of Sociology 

B.S., M.A., Columbia University 

Myrna A. Barnes (1959) Acquisitions Librarian with rank of 

Assistant Professor 

A.B., University of California at Los Angeles; M.S. in L.S., Drexel 

Francis L. Bayer (1967) Assistant Professor of English 

B.A., St. Mary's College; B.S., M.A., Bowling Green State University 
Sylvester Ray Brost (1965)*** Assistant Professor of German 

B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Middlebury College 

Clarence W. Burch (1962) Assistant Professor of 

Physical Education 
B.S., M.ED., University of Pittsburgh 

Kathleen Chandler (1965) Cataloging Librarian with rank of 

Assistant Professor 
B.S., M.A., Columbia University 

John H. Conrad (1959) Assistant Professor of Education 

B.S., Mansfield State College; M.A., New York University 

Richard H. Craig (1967) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

A.B., University of California (Berkeley) ; M.A., McGill University 

David F. Davis (1969) Assistant Professor of Theatre 

B.S., Frostburg State College; M.A., University of Maryland; PH.D., 
Wayne State University 

***On leave 1970-71 


Lydia A. Dufour (1970) Assistant Professor of Spanish 

B.A., Newcomb College; M.A., Tulane University 
Richard W. Feldmann (1965). . . .Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

A.B., M.A., University of Buffalo 

F. Catharine Fisher (1968) Assistant Cataloger with rank of 

Assistant Professor 

B.A., Susquehanna University 
Charles L. Getchell (1967) Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Harvard University 
Wenrich H. Green (1968) Assistant Professor of Biology 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University 
Stephen R. Griffith (1970) Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

A.B., Cornell University; M.A., University of Pittsburgh 

Anthony L. Grillo (1969) Assistant Librarian in Charge of 

Public Services with rank of Assistant Professor 

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S. in L.S., Villanova 


John G. Hancock (1967) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

B.S., M.S., Bucknell University 
Thomas J. Henninger (1966) Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., Wake Forest College ; M.A., University of Kansas 
Owen F. Herring, III (1965) Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

B.A., Wake Forest College 
Richard A. Hughes (1970) Assistant Professor of Religion 

B.A., Indiana Central College; S.T.B., PH.D., Boston University 
Lawrence F. Hurr (1969) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., McGill University 

M. Raymond Jamison (1962) Assistant Professor of Physics and 


B.S., Ursinus College; M.S., Bucknell University 
Emily R. Jensen (1969) Assistant Professor of English 

B.A., Jamestown College; M.A., University of Denver 
Delores Kay Kennedy (1969) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

B.A., Wayne State University; M.A., University of Arizona 
Timothy Killeen (1965)*** Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., Wagner College; M.S., Rutgers University 
Moo Ung Kim (1968) Assistant Professor of Physics 

B.A., Hanover College; M.S., PH.D., Indiana University 

Elizabeth H. King (1958) Assistant Professor of 

Business Administration 
B.S., Geneva College; M.ED., The Pennsylvania State University 

***On leave 1970-71 


David J. Loomis (1967) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.S., Bucknell University; PH.D., Syracuse 

Gertrude B. Madden (1958) Assistant Professor of English 

A.B., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Bucknell University 

Robert F. Malcolm (1970) Assistant Professor of 

Business Administration 
B.B.A., M.B.A., Eastern Michigan University 
Lyndon J. Mayers (1970) Assistant Professor of Biology 

B.S.. University of Rhode Island; M.S., PH.D., University of Maine 
Donna K. Miller (1960). .Assistant Professor of Physical Education 

B.S., Lock Haven State College; M.ED., The Pennsylvania State 


L. Paul Neufer (1960) Assistant Professor of Religion and 

Director of Religious Activities 

A.B., Dickinson College; S.T.B., S.T.M., Boston University 
Roger W. Opdahl (1963) Assistant Professor of Economics 

A.B., Hofstra College; M.A., Columbia University 
John F. Piper, Jr. (1969) Assistant Professor of History 

A.B., Lafayette College; B.D., Yale University; PH.D., Duke Univer- 
Louise R. Schaeffer (1962) Assistant Professor of Education 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., Bucknell University 
Robert C. Schultz (1969) Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

A.B., Gettysburg College; M.A., PH.D., Emory University 
K. Bruce Sherbine (1969) Assistant Professor of Biology 

A.B., Gettysburg College; M.S., Temple University; PH.D., The 

Pennsylvania State University 
Roger D. Shipley (1967) Assistant Professor of Art 

B.A., Otterbein College; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art 
Andrew B. Turner (1969) Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; M.S., Bucknell University; 

PH.D., University of Virginia 
William J. Urbrock (1969) Assistant Professor of Religion 

B.A., Concordia Senior College; B.D., Concordia Theological Seminary 
Sally F. Vargo (1953) Assistant Professor of Physical Education 

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Bucknell University 
Budd F. Whitehill (1957). .Assistant Professor of Physical Education 

B.S., Lock Haven State College; M.ED., The Pennsylvania State 

Leo K. Winston (1964) Assistant Professor of Russian 

B.A., Sir George Williams University; M.A., Universite de Montreal 



Max E. Ameigh (1969) Instructor in Art 

B.S., Lycoming College; M.ED., The Pennsylvania State University 
Thomas A. Banks (1969) Instructor in Political Science 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., Lehigh University 
Gary Dartt (1969) Instructor in Theatre 

B.S.. Augustana College 
William F. Huber (1969) Instructor in Accounting 

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University 
Dennis Knepp (1969) Instructor in Political Science 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., University of West Virginia 
Robert L. Lambert (1969) Instructor in Mathematics 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., Bucknell University 
Paul A. Mackenzie (1970) Instructor in German 

A.B., A.M., Boston University 
Robert H. Larson (1969) Instructor in History 

B.A., The Citadel ; M.A., University of Virginia 
Ray A. Mundy (1969)*** Instructor in Business Administration 

B.A., M.B.A., Bowling Green State University 

Nelson Phillips (1959) Instructor in Physical Education 

B.S., Springfield College 

David J. Rife (1970) Instructor in English 

B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Southern Illinois University 
Kenneth R. Sausman (1969) Instructor in Mathematics 

A.B., Susquehanna University; M.S., Miami University, Ohio 
David E. Sawyer (1970) Instructor In English 

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., University of Nebraska 
R. Scott Stauffer (1970) Instructor in Business Administration 

B.S., Wilkes College; M.B.A., University of Miami 


Don L. Larrabee (1945) Lecturer in Law 

A.B., Allegheny College; Graduate Division of the Wharton School ; 
Law School of the University of Pennsylvania 

***On leave 1970-71 



Max Berthomieu-Lamer French 

Diplome Universitare d Etudes Litteraries 
Katherine L. Fetter Art 

B.S., Kutztown State College 
Herbert G. Kane Business Administration 

B.S., Lycoming College 

Janice Stebbins Biology 

A.B., Lycoming College 
Hedwig A. Von Lingen German 

A.B., Lycoming College; M.A., University of New Hampshire 
Ann W. Williams Education 

B.S., Marywood College; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University 
Edith L. Wright History 

B.S., Lock Haven State College 


Betty Beck Bookstore Assistant 

Emily C. Biichle Secretary to the Treasurer 

Russell Bloodgood Manager of Food Service 

Pauline F. Brungard Student Loan Coordinator 

B.S., Lycoming College 

Shirley Campbell Assistant in the Treasurer's Office 

Della Connolly Library Assistant 

Helen H. Earnest Secretary in Student Aid Office 

Robert L. Eddinger Director of Buildings and Grounds 

Tillie Elmer Secretary to Student Personnel Deans 

June L. Evans Secretary in the Education Office 

Maxine Everett Placement Secretary 

Anita Finicle Faculty Secretary 

Martha Geisinger Library Assistant 

Anne Gibbon Faculty Secretary 

Helen H. Heller Secretary for Public Relations and 

Publications Offices 

Gertrude Henry Supervisor of Housekeeping 

Phyllis Holmes Secretary to the President 

Dee Horn Cashier-Bookkeeper 

Minnie Ola Houseknecht Library Assistant 

Linda Jolin Secretary to the Department of Athletics 


Naomi Kepner Secretary to Buildings and Grounds Director 

Audrey Libby Library Assistant 

Edith Lipfert Library Assistant 

Vivian Meikrantz Secretary to the Dean of the College 

Patricia Miller Secretary to the Registrar 

Marilyn Mullings Faculty Secretary 

Judy Mumper Secretary in The Admissions Office 

Phyllis B. Myers Secretary in The Registrar's Office 

Vivian S. Ogden Switchboard Operator 

Betty Paris Secretary to the Director of Development 

Doris E. Reichenbach. . . .Secretary to the Director of Alumni Affairs 

David F. Rich Coordinator of Computer Services 

Leverda E. Rinker Office Services Coordinator 

Kitty Roller Secretary in The Admissions Office 

Marian L. Rubendall Secretary to the Dean of Student Services 

Ruth R. Schultz Faculty Secretary 

Joyce Shannon Secretary to Coordinator of Computer Services 

Gail Snyder Secretary in the Admissions Office 

Dorothy Streeter Manager of the Bookstore 

Betty June Swanger Accountant and Office Manager 

Virginia Van Horn Library Assistant 

Irene Vincent Library Assistant 

June Wagner Faculty Secretary 


Frederic C. Lechner, M.D College Physician 

B.S., Franklin and Marshall College; M.D., Jefferson Medical College 

Robert S. Yasui, m.d College Surgeon 

M.D., Temple University 

Ruth J. Burket, R.N College Nurse 

Hamot Hospital School of Nursing 
Emaline W. Deibert, R.N College Nurse 

Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing 

Constance Kyler, R.N College Nurse 

Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing 
J. Louise Parkin, R.N College Nurse 

Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing 
Doris Tice, R.N College Nurse 

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital 

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