MILLSAPS COLLEGE ARCHIVES
Table of Contents
Information for Prospective Students 7
History of the College 8
General Information 8
The Millsaps-Wilson Library 9
Computing Facilities 9
Buildings and Grounds 9
Admission Requirements 10
Orientation and Advisement 13
Counseling Services 13
Career Planning and Placement 13
Student Housing 14
Medical Services 14
Student Records 15
Financial Information 17
Special Fees 19
Scholarships and Financial Aid 21
Student Life 25
Campus Ministry 26
Public Events Committee 26
Music and Drama 27
Student Organizations 28
Honor Societies 29
Fraternities and Sororities 30
Medals and Prizes 31
The Heritage Program 36
Topics Courses 36
Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental 40
Pre-Social Work 41
Teacher Certification 41
Cooperative Programs 42
Special Programs 44
Adult Learning 46
Graduate Program 46
Administration of the Curriculum 47
Grades, Honors, Class Standing 48
Administrative Regulations 50
Departments of Instruction 55
Academic Divisions 56
Fine Arts 57
Interdisciplinary Programs 71
Language and Literature 73
Science and Mathematics 80
Social and Behavioral Sciences 94
Else School of Management 101
Board of Trustees 1 08
Officers of the Administration 110
Awards and Prizes 120
Degrees Conferred 1991 122
Calendar for 1992-1993
Fall Conference for faculty
Residence halls open 9 a.m.
Orientation for new students
Registration for class changes
All classes meet on regular schedule
September 1 1
Last day for schedule changes without grade
Mid-semester holidays begin, 8 a.m.
Mid-semester holidays end, 8 a.m.
Mid-semester grades due
Fraternity and Sorority Rush
Last day for dropping courses with grades of WP or WF
Early registration for spring semester
Thanksgiving holidays, begin 12 noon
Residence halls close, 3 p.m.
Thanksgiving holidays end
Residence halls open, 12 noon
Last regular meeting of classes
December 11,12,14,15,16,17 Final examination days
Residence halls close at 12 noon
College offices closed
Semester grades due in the Office of Records
December 30-January 1
College offices closed
Residence halls open 9 a.m.
January 1 1
Registration for class changes
All classes meet on regular schedule
Last day for schedule changes without grade
Mid semester grades due
Spring holidays begin, 3 p.m.
Residence halls close, 3 p.m.
March 1 4
Spring holidays end
Residence halls open, 12 noon
Last day for dropping courses with grades of WP or WF
Good Friday - College offices closed half day
Early registration for fall semester 1993
Last regular meeting of classes
Final grades for graduating seniors due
April 28,29,30, May 1,3
Final examination days
Semester grades due in the Office of Records
Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
*Formal academic occasion
The Millsaps Purpose
Millsaps College is a community founded on trust in disciplined learning as a key to a rewarding life.
In keeping with its character as a liberal arts college and its historic role in the mission of the United
Methodist Church, Millsaps seeks to provide a learning environment which increases knowledge,
deepens understanding of faith, and inspires the development of mature citizens with the intellectual
capacities, ethical principles, and sense of responsibility that are needed for leadership in all sectors
The programs of the College are designed to promote independent and critical thinking; individual
and collaborative problem solving; creativity, sensitivity, and tolerance; the power to inform and
challenge others; and an expanded appreciation of humanity and the universe.
Pursuant of this purpose, Millsaps College is committed to the following objectives through its
academic pi'ogram, support services, and outreach to the wider community.
to select well-prepared students of diverse social, ethnic, geographical, and age
to provide an integrated core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences tor all
to help students understand themselves and others and become responsible and
effective citizens through their studies
to provide opportunities for study in depth and the development of disciplinary
competencies in undergraduate programs
to provide a graduate program in business that develops future leaders and expands
the body of knowledge in the practice of management
to provide a curnculum which fosters student development in clear thinking, in oral and
wntten communication, in quantitative reasoning, in aesthetic perception,
and in the exercise of good judgment
to promote the cognitive growth and ethical development of students through
pedagogies that acknowledge different learning styles
to foster a canng community that nurtures open inquiry and independent critical thinking
to structure opportunities for students to become competent in self-assessment of their
to enable undergraduate students to be successful in graduate and professional degree
to prepare graduate students with a general management outlook toward organizations
and the changing environment of business
to recruit and retain a faculty well-qualified to support the academic program
to provide faculty with resources for professional development in teaching, scholarship,
College Support Services:
to provide physical and financial resources sutticieni to support the College mission
to support the personal development of students through a program of counseling,
student organizations, and social activities
to provide activities and facilities for the enhancement of student physical well-being
to provide opportunities for student development in self-governance and in community
to provide for the aesthetic enrichment of students through a program of cultural events
to foster the religious development of students through a program of campus ministry
to provide library and computer resources for student learning and research that
adequately support the academic program
to foster a safe and secure campus environment
to maintain an organizational structure that supports participation in college governance
by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration, subject to procedures
and policies approved by the Board of Trustees
to assess as needed the ongoing activities and programs of the College and to use
those continuing assessments in planning and implementing college policies
College Outreach to the Wider Community:
to foster a mutually supportive relationship between the fvlississippi Conference of the
United l^ethodist Church and the College
to provide educational services to alumni and others in the Jackson area
to maintain mutually beneficial cooperative relationships with local communities,
schools, colleges, organizations, and agencies
to involve alumni and other constituents of the College in college affairs
to participate regionally, nationally, and internationally in cooperative programs with
other colleges and universities as welt as academic and professional
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History of the College
Millsaps College was founded In 1890 by the Methodist Church as a "Christian college for young
men." The philanthropy of Major Reuben Webster Millsaps and other Methodist leaders in Mississippi
enabled the College to open two years later on the outskirts of Jackson, the state capital, a town of
some 9,000 population. The beginnings were modest: two buildings, 149 students (two-thirds of
whom were enrolled in a preparatory school), five instructors, and an endowment of $70,432. Fifty
years later, the student body numbered 599 and the faculty had increased to 33. Women were
admitted at an early date and the graduation of Sing Ung Zung of Soochow, China, in 1908, began
a tradition of the College's influence outside the state.
By the time of its centennial celebration in 1990, enrollment at Millsaps had more than doubled with
approximately one-half of the students coming from out of state. The quality of the liberal arts
program was nationally recognized with the award of a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 1988. A graduate
program in business administration, begun in 1979, received national accreditation along with the
undergraduate business program in 1990.
Millsaps' first president, William Belton Murrah, served until 1910. Other presidents were David
Carlisle Hull (1910-1912), Dr. Alexander Farrar Watkins (1912-1923), Dr. David Martin Key (1923-
1938), Dr. Marion Lofton Smith (1938-1952), Dr. Homer Ellis Finger, Jr. (1952-1964), Dr. Benjamin
Barnes Graves (1965-1970), and Dr. Edward McDaniel Collins, Jr. (1970-1978). Dr. George Marion
Harmon was named president in the fall of 1978.
The close personal relationship among students, faculty and the administration is one of the most
vital parts of the Millsaps experience. A liberal arts college designed to train students for responsible
citizenship and well-balanced lives, Millsaps offers professional and pre-professional training coupled
with cultural and disciplinary studies. Students are selected on the basis of their ability to think, desire
to learn, good moral character and intellectual maturity. The primary consideration for admission is
the ability to do academic work satisfactory to the College and beneficial to the student.
Millsaps' 1,400-member student body represents about 35 states and several foreign countries.
Students come from 25 religious denominations. All are urged to take advantage of the educational
and cultural offerings of Mississippi's capital city of Jackson.
Research facilities available to students include the State Department of Archives and History, the
State Library, the library of the State Department of Health, and the Jackson Public Library. Together,
they provide research facilities found nowhere else in the state. Cultural advantages include the
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Mississippi, New Stage Theatre, Mississippi Opera
Association, and musical, dramatic, and sporting events held at the City Auditorium and the
Millsaps is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of
Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Business Administration. The
College is also approved by the American Association of University Women and the University
Senate of the United Methodist Church. The Else School of Management is accredited at both the
undergraduate and graduate level by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The
Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society and the Department of
Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Millsaps-Wilson Library
The Millsaps-Wilson Library has more than 250,000 volumes and 850 periodical subscriptions. It
provides 390 seats in individual study carrels, tables and rooms as well as browsing and lounge
areas. There is a collection of audio-visual materials and listening facilities, Special collections include
the Lehman Engel Collection of books and recordings; the Mississippi Methodist Archives; the
Kellogg Collection of juvenile books and curriculum materials; the Paul Ramsey collection in Applied
Ethics; the Eudora Welty collection; U.S. Government Documents; the Millsaps Archives; and a rare
book collection. Online computer searches and CD-ROM indexes are among the electronic services
offered. The library is a member of the Central Mississippi Library Council and the Southeastern
In today's increasingly complex and information-driven society, students need to understand the role
of computing. Millsaps has developed outstanding computing resources for teaching, learning and
research. From eight terminal complexes across the campus, students have access to the fiber optic
based College computer network, supported by a cluster of Digital Equipment VAX/VMS systems
located in the Academic Complex. In addition, a large personal computer laboratory and terminal
classroom for teaching are located in Sullivan-Harrell Hall. Specialized facilities include color graphics
terminals in Olin Hall, a graphics laboratory with rise architecture work stations and an imaging
laboratory in Sullivan-Harrell Hall, and a personal computer laboratory for graduate students in
Murrah Hall. All computing equipment is connected to the campus network. It is anticipated that
students will be able to connect to this network from residence hall rooms in fall 1992.
Buildings and Grounds
The 100-acre campus is valued at about $30 million. Chief administrative offices are in Whitworth
Hall. Murrah Hall, built in 1914, was renovated in 1981 to house the Else School of Management.
Sullivan-Harrell Hall, built in 1928 and renovated in 1990, houses the departments of Computer
Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Education, Psychology and Sociology. The Olin Hall of
Science, dedicated in 1988, houses the departments of Biology and Chemistry.
The Christian Center, completed in 1950, was built with gifts from Mississippi Methodists, alumni and
friends. It has a 1,000-seat auditorium, a small chapel, classrooms and offices. In 1967, the stage
was renovated into a modern theatre stage.
The Academic Complex, completed in 1971, includes a recital hall in which is located a 41 -rank
Mohler organ. The complex houses Music, Art, Political Science, Computer Services, Business
Office, Office of Records, Business Affairs and the Office of Adult Learning. It also contains sky-lit
art studios, a student computer terminal room, a music laboratory and classrooms.
The Physical Activities Center, dedicated in 1974, has courts for basketball, tennis, badminton and
volleyball. Weight-training and physical therapy rooms are also included in this multi-purpose facility.
An outdoor swimming pool is adjacent to this facility. Other athletic facilities include tennis courts and
fields for football, baseball, soccer and track.
The Boyd Campbell Student Center houses the Office of Student Affairs, the bookstore, post office,
student activity quarters, a recreation area, the grill and dining hall.
There are four residence halls for women and two for men. A residence hall for junior and senior men
and women opened in the fall of 1985. All are centrally cooled and heated.
The James Observatory is an historical landmark located on the northwest corner of the campus.
Millsaps College accepts without regard to race, color, sex, creed or national origin all who are
qualified to benefit from its academic program. Applicants must furnish evidence of the following:
1 . Good moral character
2. Sound physical and mental health
3. Adequate scholastic preparation
4. Intellectual maturity
Application for admission as a full-time student with freshman standing may be made by one of the
1. By high school graduation provided that:
(a) The student's record shows satisfactory completion of graduation requirements with at least
12 units of English, mathematics, social studies, natural sciences or foreign languages. Four
units of English should be included.
2. By Equivalency Certificate
(a) Students who have not prepared for college may submit results of the General Educational
Development Tests (G.E.D.) along with a transcript of work completed in lieu of requirements
set forth in paragraph 1 (a).
(b) At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, results of the American College Test (A.C.T.)
or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) may be required.
3. Early Admission
(a) Students who are nearing high school graduation but choose to enter college before
graduation may apply by submitting an official transcript and results of the American College
Test (A.C.T.) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.).
(b) At least 12 units in English, mathematics, social studies, natural sciences, or foreign
languages must be included. Normally, four units of English are required.
A transfer student is one entering Millsaps as a full-time student from another institution of higher
learning. A completed application for admission and an official transcript from each college or
university in which the applicant has been enrolled is required. These policies apply to the transfer
1 . Full credit is normally allowed for work taken at other accredited institutions. Some courses which
are not regarded as consistent with a liberal arts curriculum may not be credited toward a degree.
2. After earning 16 course units or 64 semester hours at a junior or senior college, a student
may not take additional work at a junior college and have it apply toward a degree from Millsaps
3. A student must complete the work necessary to fulfill requirements for a major at Millsaps.
4. Grades and quality points earned at another institution will be recorded as they are on the
transcript. The student must earn at Millsaps at least a 2.0 grade point average after transfer
credits are entered.
5. In the case of a student transferring to Millsaps with partial fulfillment of a core requirement, the
registrar in consultation with the appropriate faculty committee may approve a course to substitute
for the remainder of the requirement. Students should consult with the Office of Records for
college policy on courses that will substitute.
6. The student is subject to Millsaps regulations on advanced placement and credit by examination.
7. Credit is not given for correspondence courses.
A part-time student is one enrolled in a degree program but taking fewer than three courses.
Requirements for admission and policies pertaining to part-time students are the same as those for
Adult Degree Program Admission
students are admitted to the Adult Degree Program through the Office of Adult Learning. They may
be part-time students or full-time students, depending upon their occupational and family
responsibilities. Application forms, as well as information about the program, may be obtained from
the Office of Adult Learning. Students seeking admission to the Adult Degree Program must submit
1. The completed application form.
2. A non-refundable application fee.
3. Official transcripts of all previous academic work.
4. Two letters of recommendation.
5. An essay introducing the applicant to the ADP Advisory Committee and stating the applicant's
Students admitted to the Adult Degree Program are degree candidates.
Special Student Admission
A special student is one enrolled in a non-degree program. Applicants should submit the Special
Student Application Form along with the application fee to the Office of Adult Learning. Transcripts
of all academic work attempted must be provided the Office of Records prior to the end of the first
month of enrollment. The following policies apply to special students:
1 . Special students are expected to be 21 years of age and must present evidence of good character
and maturity. Age requirements may be waived.
2. Special students may enroll for any courses without regard to graduation requirements, but must
meet prerequisites for courses chosen.
3. Special students wishing to apply for a degree program must re-apply, provide full credentials and
meet admission requirements for degree students.
4. Special students may not participate in extracurricular activities.
International Student Admission
Millsaps College welcomes international students. Admission credentials should be submitted well
in advance of the semester in which one expects to enroll. Admissions credentials include the
1 . Completed admission forms.
2. Official transcript of all work attempted.
3. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
5. The application fee.
6. A statement of resources for financial support while in the U.S.
Financial assistance is not available to international students, so they must come prepared to pay
the full cost of attending fi/lillsaps and to support themselves during periods when the College is
Leaves of Absence and Readmission
Students who leave the College for one semester or longer may apply for readmission by completing
the appropriate application and presenting transcripts for all academic work attempted
while away from the College. Students on approved leaves of absence are not required to apply for
readmission. They must, however, apply to the Office of the Dean for permission to take a leave of
absence. Those who are absent for more than four years may be required to meet graduation
requirements in effect at the time of readmission or do additional work in their major in order to
qualify for a degree.
Advanced Placement and Credit by Exafnination
Students entering Millsaps College may earn a waiver of certain requirements or college credit as
a result of their performance on specific examinations. The amount of waiver or credit is limited to
two courses in any discipline and to five courses overall, with the exception of the Adult Degree
Program where the limits are three and eight courses respectively.
Scores on the appropriate Advanced Placement examination, C.L.E.P. subject matter examination,
or C.E.E.B. achievement test should be sent to the Office of Records for evaluation. A score of 4 or
5 is ordinarily required on an AP exam in order to receive academic credit, although in some
departments a score of 3 is accepted if validated by subsequent work in the discipline. If a waiver
of requirements or credit is granted, the score on the examination used will be recorded on the
student's record in lieu of a letter grade. An administrative fee will be assessed for each course so
recorded. (See the section on Special Fees.)
For information concerning scores necessary to attain course credit for Advanced Placement or other
examinations, such as C.L.E.P., students should consult with the Registrar or the Dean of the
Additionally, Adult Degree Program students (B.L.S. candidates) may develop and submit appropriate
portfolios for consideration for non-graded academic credit. Detailed information is available in the
Prior Learning Credit Handbook which is distributed during orientation to all ADP students.
Applying for Admission
Prospective students should apply for admission well in advance of the date on which they wish to
enter, particularly if housing accommodations on the campus are desired. The Admissions Committee
acts on applications for the fall semester on December 1, January 15, March 1, April 1 and on a
weekly basis thereafter pending vacancies in the class. Applications for the spring term are
considered on a weekly basis.
In applying for admission a prospective student should follow this procedure:
1 . Submit a completed application for admission form with the application fee to the director of
admissions. The fee is not refunded to a student unless the application is not approved.
2. Request the high school principal or college registrar to send an official transcript directly to the
director of admissions.
(a) Transfers must include a transcript from every college or university attended.
(b) A prospective student enrolled in school at the time of application for admission should
have a transcript sent showing credits up to that time, A supplementary transcript will be
required after admission.
3. Freshman and junior college applicants must submit results of either the American College Test
(A.C.T.) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.).
Applicants to the Adult Degree Program should apply directly to the director of the Adult Degree
Program. Applicants for the Master of Business Administration degree should apply directly to the
director of the MBA Program.
Orientation and Advisement
Orientation into the college community is essential to a student's college success. It is therefore
crucial for a student to participate in orientation activities. The Millsaps orientation program, called
Perspectives, provides opportunities for extensive introduction to the College and various academic
and social issues. The program is led by a team of faculty advisors and upperclass students.
Academic advising is an important part of the orientation process. Faculty advisors provide guidance
to students on all academic matters in order to assist the student in reaching academic objectives.
New students are notified of their advisors prior to arrival on campus. When a student selects the
major field of study, a professor in that field becomes the advisor.
Counseling services are available to all students in the Counseling & Career Planning and Placement
Center. Students can receive counseling for a wide range of concerns. A counselor can assist in
improving academic performance by helping a student develop study skills techniques such as time
management, note-taking, problem-solving and test-taking. Help is also available to students wishing
to engage in self-exploration and goal-setting, to discuss relationships or other personal concerns,
to develop better coping skills, to obtain information on other community resources, and to discuss
other problems or concerns. Referrals to professionals or treatment programs off campus will be
made when it is believed to be appropriate.
Career Planning and Placement
Career planning begins in the freshman year with an emphasis on exploring both career fields and
academic majors. Through interest testing, planning and consultation, students can explore academic
disciplines relevant to their interests and, over time, establish realistic career directions, develop
career strategies and set goals.
Frequent contact with the career counselor is encouraged to ensure continued development and
movement toward a satisfying career choice. Students are invited to utilize resources in the career
library, to participate in off-campus internships and to take advantage of opportunities for part-time
and summer employment as bases of experience. These resources are available through the
Counseling and Career Planning and Placement Center.
Developing skills in resume writing, interviewing and job search strategies are emphases for junior
and senior students. Workshops on these topics are presented on a regular schedule and students
are urged to come in for private conferences. Current listings of employment opportunities are
available and on-campus interviews are scheduled with representatives from graduate and
professional schools, businesses, industries and government agencies.
The associate dean for student affairs coordinates fiousing in cooperation witfi residence directors
and resident assistants. Men wfio are active members of a fraternity may live in its liouse after tfieir
All fresfiman men and women, unless they are married or live with their immediate families in
Jackson or vicinity, are required to reside on campus in college residence halls and to dine on
campus. Exceptions to this policy are unusual and must be authorized through the Office of Student
Residence hall rooms are designed to house two students each. Students should send the completed
housing forms and housing deposit by the designated date. Assignments are made in the order of
seniority for housing (classification, deposit, etc.). Students wishing to room together should specify
their desire to room together on their housing request. Room preferences are honored unless the
rooms are already taken by students who are eligible for them. Single rooms are normally not
available. Room rent cannot be refunded after the semester begins.
Assignments are made in the order in which the housing deposit is received by the Business Office
according to the following priorities:
1. Current residents requesting their same room and rising seniors who are currently residents.
2. Current residents requesting their same residence hall and rising juniors who are currently
3. Current residents who are not represented in the above categories and rising sophomores who
are currently residents.
4. Current residents and returning non-resident students who make their housing deposit before fvlay
15 will be assigned a housing space in order of receipt number without priority concerning their
5. Returning students and residents who make a deposit after fvlay 15 will be placed on a waiting
list. Room assignments for this category will be made beginning August 1 after freshman and
transfer students have been assigned, in order of receipt number of their housing deposit without
priority concerning their classification. To remain in priority status for residence hall assignments,
housing deposits and request cards must be submitted to the Business Office by May 15.
Current students who have become academically ineligible and who have not been readmitted on
petition by June 1 will be refunded the room deposit. These students, if readmitted at a later date,
will need to pay the room deposit and will be put on a waiting list for room assignments.
A quiet wing option is offered for students who wish to live in an environment where more intensive
study is possible 24 hours a day.
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. on the day preceding each term and close at 12 noon on the day
following the last scheduled examination of each term. For Thanksgiving and spring holidays, the
residence halls will close at 3 p.m. on the last day of scheduled classes and reopen at 3 p.m. on the
day preceding the resumption of classes. Students are not housed in residence halls during
Thanksgiving, Christmas, or spring holidays.
Millsaps provides medical services through the college nurse during the regular academic year to
students who are suffering from minor illnesses. The College will refer students to local physicians
but does not pay for visits.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Millsaps students have
the right to review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of information kept in a cumulative file by the
institution. It also ensures that records cannot be released without the written consent of the student
except in the following situations:
(a) to school officials and faculty who have a legitimate educational interest, such as a faculty
(b) where the information is classified as "directory information." The following categories of
information have been designated by Millsaps College as directory information: Name,
address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially
recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of
attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational institution
attended by the student, and information needed for honors and awards. Students who do not
wish such information released without their consent should notify the Office of Records in
writing prior to the end of the first day of classes.
For a full statement of policy concerning the confidentiality of student records, consult the Office of
Records or the Office of Student Affairs.
Millsaps College will not release transcripts of records until all accounts are paid in full. Should a
party otherwise obligated to pay a just debt to the College fail to pay any such debt or cost to the
College, then the debt may be turned over to an agent for collection and any such cost of collection
must also be paid in full before the transcript is released.
Tuition and Fees
Millsaps College is an independent institution. Each student is charged a tuition which covers
approximately 56 percent of the cost of an education. The balance is met by income from endowment
and by gifts from the United (VIethodist Church, alumni, trustees, parents, and other friends.
Semester Expenses for Full-Time Undergraduate Students
Basic Expenses for one semester are:
Residence Hall Student Non-Residence Hall Student
Tuition $5,040.00 $5,040.00
student Association Fee 50.00 50.00
Activity Fee 50.00 50.00
Room rent (1) 1,060.00 - 1,362.50
Meals (2) 930.00
Total $7,130.00 $7,432.50 $5,140.00
(1) Residence Hall rooms are ordinarily rented on a yearly basis according to the schedule
below. This schedule of charges is for students who enter in the fall. Those students who
enter second semester will pay half the annual rate for their type of occupancy. If the student
changes type of occupancy during the year, the charge will be adjusted accordingly. See
schedule of payment and residence hall options below.
(2)This is the charge for the 21 meal per week plan. A 14 meal plan is available for $900.
Schedule of Payment for Rooms
1st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total
Double Occupancy: Bacot, Ezelle,
Franklin, Galloway, Sanders
Sanderson Hall, North Wing
Sanderson Hall, South Wing
All residence halls are air conditioned.
Goodman House — Open to upperclass students. Air conditioned, garden style apartments with
individual thermostat controlled utilities. Two bedrooms, study area, private bath, standard
dormitory furniture. Price includes water. Electric utilities extra - estimated cost for normal double
occupancy use: $40-$45 per month per student. Utility deposit of $175 per student each
Sanderson Hall — Open to upperclass students. Above average size four person, two
bedroom/living room suite style accommodations with bath in each unit. South wing has individual
bedrooms plus living area and bath in each unit.
Semester Expenses for Part-Time Undergraduate Students
(Fewer than 3 course units)
1 course unit $1 ,260.00
2 course unit 2,520.00
Activity Fee 12.00 per course unit
New students — AW full-time students must pay a reservation deposit of $100. If a student decides
not to come to Millsaps, this deposit is refundable if the Admissions Office receives a written
request for refund prior to ll/lay 1 .
Returning Students — AW returning students requesting campus housing must pay a reservation
deposit of $100 by May 15 to be assured of a room. If a student decides to withdraw from
college housing, this deposit is refundable if a written request for refund is received prior to iVlay
15. Upperclass students living in Goodman House will be required to pay a utilities deposit of
$175 at the beginning of each semester. One-half of the electricity cost per apartment, each
month, will be charged against each occupant's deposit. At the end of the semester, or academic
year, any excess will be refunded or shortage collected.
Reservation deposits will be credited to the student's account upon enrollment.
Laboratory and Fine Arts Fees
Art courses — Each course except art history and senior project $ 45
Ivlusic private lessons and use of practice rooms
Per 1/4 course credit (1/2 hour lesson per week) 90
Science Laboratory Fees
Biology all laboratory courses 50
Chemistry all laboratory courses 50
all laboratory courses breakage fee* 25
Geology all courses 50
Physics all laboratory courses 50
Psychology all laboratory courses 40
*Unused poilion refundable at the end of the semester.
Computer Usage Fees
Computer Studies — all courses 75
All other courses with computer application 20-80
Courses providing special instructional materials 10-20
The general purpose of special fees is to allocate to the user at least a portion of the direct cost for
providing special services, equipment and facilities.
Course Overload Fee — A fee of $400 per course unit is charged for course loads above four and
Parking Fee — Full-time students who wish to park a car on campus will be charged a fee of $15
per semester. Part-time students will be charged $5 per semester. Students failing to register
vehicles may be denied the privilege of parking on campus.
Activity Fee — A fee of $50 is charged for general student activities. The fee covers admission to
all college sponsored activities, the use of all college recreational facilities, and participation in
college activities not covered by tuition. Part-time students are charged at the rate of $10 per
Credit by Examination Fee — A $25 fee is assessed to record each course for wfiich credit is
allowed if the credit is not transfer credit or if the examination is not a Ivlillsaps examination.
Late Fee— A $25 late fee will be charged for both late payment and late scheduling of classes. The
late fee will start August 27, 1992, for the Fall Semester and January 21, 1993, for the Spring
Change of Schedule Fee — A $5 fee will be charged for each change of schedule authorization
processed. Any change initiated by the College will have no fee.
Graduation Fee — The $50 fee covers a portion of the cost of the diploma, the rental of a cap and
gown, and general commencement expenses. For students in majors which require a national
exam as part of their comprehensive examination, any fee charged for this exam will be their
Music Fee — Music majors who are full-time students will be required to pay only the one-quarter
course fee for private instruction per instrument per semester. All other students, including
special students, must pay the prescribed fee in addition to tuition for any private instruction in
Auditing of Courses — Courses are audited with approval of the Dean of the College. There will
be no charge except laboratory or materials fee to a full-time student for auditing any course. All
other students must pay regular tuition and fees for auditing courses, except that persons 60 and
over may audit undergraduate courses for one-half tuition and fees on a space available basis.
Senior Citizens — Qualified senior citizens (60 and over) enrolled in an undergraduate degree
program may pay full tuition for the first course taken each semester and then take additional
courses at half-tuition based on the current part-time rates. All related fees will be paid at regular
Payments — All charges for a semester are due and payable two weeks prior to the first day of
classes. A student is registered and eligible to attend classes only after payment or other
arrangements have been made with the Business Office.
Any accounts due for any preceding semester must be paid before a student will be enrolled
for the succeeding semester. Students must settle all financial accounts due the College before the
final examination period begins. The registrar is not permitted to transfer credits until all outstanding
indebtedness is paid. No student will graduate unless all indebtedness, including library fines and
graduation fee, has been settled.
The (Vlillsaps Plan is available for parents who prefer a flexible no-cost system for paying educational
expenses in regularly scheduled payments over a period of months, instead of one lump sum
payment at the beginning of each semester. For more information, write to:
The Millsaps Plan
c/o Business Office
Jackson, MS 39210-0001
Cashing Personal Checks — Personal checks for a maximum of $100 may be cashed in the
Business Office and a maximum of $10 in the Bookstore upon presentation of a Millsaps identification
Returned Checks — A charge of $15 will be made for each returned check.
Refunds - Room rent cannot be refunded after the semester has begun. Unused amounts paid
in advance for board are refundable. A student who withdraws with good reason from a course or
courses will have seven days including the date of the first meeting of classes to receive a refund
of 80 percent of tuition and fees; within two weeks, 60 percent; within three weeks, 40 percent, and
within four weeks, 20 percent. If a student remains in college as long as four weeks, no refund will
be made except for board.
The date of withdrawal from which all claims to reductions and refunds will be referred is the date
on which the registrar is officially notified by the student of the intention to withdraw. (See regulations
relative to withdrawals.)
The College reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student at any time. In such a case,
the pro rata portion of tuition will be returned. Students withdrawing or removed under disciplinary
action forfeit the right to a refund.
Meal Plan — Students living in college or fraternity housing are required to participate in the College
Students Rooming in Fraternity Houses— Rules regarding payment of board and fees applicable
to other campus residents will be observed by these students.
Revision of Charges — Millsaps college reserves the privilege of changing any or all charges at any
time without prior notice.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
IVIillsaps College grants scholarships and financial aid to students on two bases: financial need and
To apply for need-based assistance, information may be obtained from the Dean of Student Aid
Financial Planning. Millsaps will accept any federally approved financial need analysis form. The first
processing deadline is March 1 .
Academic scholarships are provided by Millsaps to students who demonstrate outstanding academic
and leadership ability. These scholarships are awarded without regard to need and are offered to new
students only. Students must be admitted and submit the Application for Academic Scholarship by
March 1 . The application may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.
Dependents of United Methodist Ministers serving in the Mississippi Conference receive
scholarship aid from the College.
General Scholarship Funds are budgeted each year to help students requiring financial aid.
The David Martin Key Scholarships are granted to promising students who are designated as the
Key Scholars and are renewable if academic requirements are met. They are a memorial to Dr.
David Martin Key, who served the College as teacher and president.
Leadership Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with special talent in academic and
fine arts areas. Selection is based on the merit of the nominee in the field of recommendation
as well as test scores, grades, and leadership. These awards are renewable annually.
The Tribette Scholarship is awarded annually to the member of the sophomore or junior class
whose quality index is highest for the year.
United Methodist Ministerial Students annually receive a $1 ,000 scholarship, contingent upon at
least one year's reciprocal service in the ministry of the United Methodist Church.
United Methodist Scholarships provide $500 each for several Methodist students who have ranked
in the upper 15 percent of their class and exhibit financial need.
Endowed and Sponsored Scholarship Funds
The generosity of many individuals, families, corporations, and foundations is directly responsible for
the scholarship funds shown below. If you desire information concerning the requirements of a
particular scholarship, contact the Dean of Student Aid Financial Planning.
Adult Degree Program/Liberal Studies
H. V. Allen, Jr., Endowed Scholarship
Robert E. Anding Endowed Scholarship
Annie Redfield and Abe Rhodes Artz
Endowed Art Scholarship
Burlie Bagley Scholarship
Michael J. "Dukg" Barbee Endowed Scholarship
Dr. R. E. Bergmark Scholarship
J. E. Birmingham Memonal Scholarship
Kathryn and Derwood Blackwell Scholarship
Black Student Scholarship
Jesse and Ruth Brent Scholarship
Pet and Randall Brewer Memonal Scholarship
W. H. Brewer Scholarship
Lucile Mars Bndges Endowed Scholarship
Reverend and Mrs. A. M. Broadfoot
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Brown, Jr.,
Dr. T. M. Brownlee and Dan F. Crumpton, Sr.,
A. Boyd Campbell Scholarship
Bertha Aronson Felder Carruth and
Joseph Enoch Carruth Memonal Scholarship
Dr. Elbert Alston Cheek and Son Scholarships
Reverend and Mrs. C. C. Clark
Kelly Gene Cook Scholarship
Ella Lee Williams Cortright and
Dorothy Louise Cortnght Endowed Scholarship
George C. Cortright, Sr., Scholarship
Ira Sherman Cortright and
Dorothy Louise Cortnght Endowed Scholarship
Magnolia Coullet Endowed Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Countiss, Sr., Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Crisler Scholarship
Carol Covert Memorial Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Daniel Scholarship
Helen Daniel Memonal Scholarship
Charles W. and Eloise T. Else Scholarship
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr., Scholarship
Ben Fatherree Bible Class Scholarship
Dr. Marvin J. Few Endowed Scholarship
Josie Millsaps Fitzhugh Scholarship
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Scholarship
Irene and S. H. Gaines Scholarship
Marvin Galloway Scholarship
John T. Gober Scholarship
N. J. Golding Endowed Scholarship
Pattie Magruder Sullivan Golding
Sanford Martin Graham/Pi Kappa Alpha
Graves Family Scholarship
Clara Barton Green Scholarship
Wharton Green '98 Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Greer Scholarship
Clyde and Mary Hall Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Hall Scholarship
Maurice H. Hall, Sr., Endowed Scholarship
James E. Hardin Memonal Scholarship
W. Troy Harkey Endowed Music Scholarship
Martha Parks Harrison Endowed Scholarship
William Randolph Hearst Endowed
Karim E. Hederi Endowed Scholarship
Nellie Khayat Heden Music Scholarship
John Paul Henry Scholarship
Martha and Herman Hines Endowed
Ralph and Hazel Hon Scholarship
Albert L. and Florence 0. Hopkins Scholarship
Joseph W. Hough Scholarship
Kenneth Thomas Humphries
Reverend and Mrs. John Henderson Jolly
Vernon Jones Endowed Scholarship
Dan and Rose Keel Scholarship
Rames Assad Khayat Endowed Scholarship
Alvin Jon King Music Scholarship
Norma C. Moore Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
S. Herschel Leech Endowed Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Lecornu Scholarship
Dr. John Willard Leggett, Jr. Scholarship
Reverend and Mrs. W. C. Lester Scholarship
Mary Sue Enochs Lewis Endowed Scholarship
James J. Livesay Scholarship
Forest G. and Maude McNease Loftin
Susan Long Memorial Scholarship
Jim Lucas Endowed Scholarship
Lida Ellsberry Malone Scholarship
Mr./Mrs. G. W. Mars Scholarship
Robert and Marie May Scholarship
Daisy McLaurin Stevens Ford Fellowship
Wili and Delia McGetiee l\^emoriai Scliolarship
Joan B. l^cGinnis Scholarship
James Nicholas McLean Scholarship
Meel<s Ford Teaching Endowed Scholarship
David W Meeks Memonal Fellowship
Arthur C, Miller Pre-Engineenng Scholarship
Millsaps Ministerial Scholarships
Mississippi Methodist Conference Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarship Fund
E, L. Moyers Endowed Scholarship
Eva Fair Neblett Memonal Scholarship
Reverend Robert Paine Neblett, Sr.
J. L. Neill Memonal Scholarship
Reverend Arthur M. O'Neil. Sr, Scholarship
Marty Paine Endowed Scholarship
Mananne and Manon P. Parker
William George Peek Scholarship
Randolph Peets, Sr.. Endowed Scholarship
Bishop Edward J, Pendergrass Scholarship
J. B. Price Scholarship
Lillian Emily Benson Pnddy Scholarship
Kelly Mouzon Pylant Memonal Scholarship
T. W, Rankin Teaching Fellowship
Endowed Scholarship in Religion
Jane Bridges Renka Endowed Scholarship
R, S, Ricketts Scholarship
C, R, Ridgway Scholarship
Frank and Betty Robinson Memonal Scholarship
Velma Jernigan Rodgers Scholarship
Thomas G Ross, M.D., Pre-Medical Scholarship
H, Lowry Rush, Sr,, Scholarship
Richard 0. Rush Scholarship
Paul Russell Scholarship
Silvio A. Sabatini. M,D. Memonal Scholarship
Charles Chnstopher Scott, III, Scholarship
George W Scott, Jr.. Scholarship
Mary Hoiloman Scott Endowed Scholarship
Reverend and Mrs Lonnie M Sharp Scholarship
Albert Burnell Shelton Scholarship
William Sharp Shipman Scholarship
Robert E Silverstein Scholarship
Janet Lynne Sims Endowed Scholarship
Marion L Smith Endowed Scholarship
Willie E Smith Scholarship
Dr. Thomas R. Spell Endowed Scholarship
Reverend and Mrs C J Stapp
Dr. Benjamin M Stevens
E, B Stewart Memonal Scholarship
R. Mason Strieker Memonal Scholarship
Mike P. Sturdivant Scholarship
Sullivan Geology Scholarship
Sullivan Memonal Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sumners Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. J H. Tabb
William H. Tnplett Award
Florence M Trull Memorial Scholarship
Navy V-12 Memonal Scholarship
Dennis E, Vickers Endowed Scholarship
Vicksburg Hospital Foundation Scholarship
James Monroe Wallace, III,
L. P. and Ella W. Wasson Endowed Scholarship
Alexander Farrar Watkins Scholarship
W. H. Watkins Scholarship
John Houston Wear. Jr., Scholarships
James Thompson Weems Endowed Scholarship
Mary Virginia Weems Scholarship
Dr. Vernon Lane Wharton Scholarship
Julian L. Wheless Scholarship
Milton Chnstian White Scholarship
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarships
George and Rose Williams Endowed Loan Fund
Lou B. Wood Scholarship
Stafford Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Under this program the student will complete the
Guaranteed Student Loan Application for the Agency for his or her home state and a Financial Aid
Form, sending the Financial Aid Form to the College Scholarship Service, listing Millsaps as the
recipient. The student should send the Guaranteed Student Loan Application to Millsaps so that the
College can complete its portion of this form. Once the student and college officials have completed
their portions, the student should then take the completed form to an approved lender (a credit
union, bank, savings and loan, and any other lending institution). If the student cannot find a lender,
he/she should contact the financial aid office at Millsaps. The interest on these loans at this time
is 8% until the beginning of the 5th year of repayment and then the interest becomes 10%. If a
student qualifies, the federal government will pay the interest while the student is in school. Annual
loan limits are $2,625.00 for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores, $4,000.00 for upper level
undergraduates and $7,500.00 for graduate students. The cumulative limits are $1 7,250.00 for an
undergraduate and $54,750.00 for undergraduate and graduate work combined. (Repayment begins
six months after graduation or withdrawal from school.)
Plus/SLS. Under this program parents of students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as at least
half-time students are eligible to borrow for the student's educational expenses. Independent
undergraduate students or graduate/professional students who are enrolled or admitted for
enrollment as at least half-time students are eligible to borrow for their educational expenses under
this program. Applications for this program may be obtained from the Student Aid Financial
Planning Office. A variable interest rate has been established for both of these programs. Interest
will be the one-year Treasury Bill rate, plus 3.75%, with a maximum of 12%. For a parent borrower
$4,000.00 is the maximum per academic year for each dependent undergraduate student not to
exceed a total of $20,000.00. The repayment period on the loan begins the day the loan is
disbursed and interest begins to accrue that day. The first payment is due within 60 days of the
date of loarl disbursement.
Perkins Loans (NDSL). A student may borrow in the first two academic years a total sum not to
exceed $4,500 and during the undergraduate course of study a sum not exceeding $9,000.
Payment of the loan begins nine months after the borrower has completed or withdrawn from higher
education work and will be completed within 10 years and nine months. The interest rate is 5
percent during repayment. Detailed information concerning this loan and application forms can be
secured from the Dean of Student Aid Financial Planning at Millsaps.
Other loan funds include:
W. P. Bagley Memorial Loan Fund
Joseph C. Bancroft Loan Fund
Coulter Loan Fund
Claudine Curtis Memorial Loan Fund
William Larken Duren Loan Fund
Paul and Dee Faulkner Loan Fund
Kenneth Gilbert Endowed Loan Scholarship
Phil Hardin Loan Fund
Jackson Kiwanis Loan Fund
Joe B. Love Memorial Loan Fund
Graham R. McFarlane Loan Scholarship
J. D. Slay Ministerial Loan Fund
United Methodist Student Loan Fund
George R. and Rose Williams Endowed Loan Fund
Additional Financial Aid Opportunities
Part-time Employment: Students who want part-time work on campus must apply through the
Financial Aid Committee. Students seeking employment off campus may contact the Placement
The College Work-Study Program has been established from funds contributed by the federal
government and Ihe College to provide financial assistance through employment.
State Student Incentive Grants are provided by Millsaps, the state of Mississippi and the federal
government. These funds are to help qualified students with substantial financial need.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are provided by the federal government to provide
supplemental grants to other aid to assist in making available the benefits of higher education
to qualified students of exceptional financial need who, for lack of financial means of their own
or their families, would be unable to obtain an education without such aid.
The Pell Grant was established by the Educational Amendments of 1972 and is funded by the
federal government. When the grant is fully funded, the maximum award is $2,300.
Religious life at Millsaps centers around the churches, synagogues and other faith communities of
the city of Jackson and the campus ministry program coordinated through the Campus Ministry
Team. Churches provide communities of faith for students, faculty and staff. The campus ministry
program attempts to provide experiences which explore the meaning of a life of faith for a college
To accomplish this, a varied program is offered: sponsorship of special programs on the tVlillsaps
Forum Series on such issues as the occult, the family, and the Skinhead phenomenon; a series that
addresses from an intentionally Christian perspective such issues as abortion, censorship and
pornography, homosexuality and war; fellowship experiences; Bible studies; projects in the community
working with disadvantaged populations; chapel and special services such as Advent and Maundy
Thursday Seryices; emphases on such issues as AIDS and Adult Children of Alcoholics; and many
others. In addition, the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is very active and the new Midtown
Project involves hundreds of volunteers in a city wide effort to rehabilitate this historic area of the city
which has suffered greatly from drugs, violence and deteriorating housing. All of these experiences
are meant to communicate an active understanding of the life of faith as it addresses crucial social
In addition to the Campus Ministry Team, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsors a group on
campus. All campus ministry is strongly ecumenical. Furthermore, in addition to the College Chaplain,
the College has been fortunate to have additional part-time and full-time persons working on campus
from time to time through such programs as the United Methodist Mission Intern Program and the
Catholic VOICE program.
The Office of the Chaplain serves as a liaison with churches, with The Mississippi Conference of the
United Methodist Church, and with other denominations. Furthermore, a working relationship has
been established with many community projects and agencies as vehicles for student involvement.
Public Events Committee
The Public Events Committee receives funds from the student government and the College to
sponsor programs of general interest to the campus and community. Its major activity is the Millsaps
Forum Series — a continuing slate of speakers during the academic year. The objective of the series
is to provide information and stimulate interest in current issues, to explore historical events, and to
present differing perspectives on controversial subjects. Faculty members, local authorities and
national experts are invited to present their thoughts on a variety of literary, cultural, scientific,
political, religious and historical topics.
In addition to the Forum Series, the Public Events Committee sponsors special events throughout
the academic year. It provides funds to student organizations and^cademic departments interested
in organizing programs open to the entire campus. These include films, guest speakers, and music
All of these activities have to do with the true aim of liberal education: the liberation of the mind to
grasp the world of nature and of human experience and action in all its richness and complexity, and
to respond with awareness, sensitivity, concern, and mature judgment.
The Athletic policy of Millsaps College is based on the premise that athletics exist for the benefit of
the students and not primarily to enhance the prestige and publicity of the College.
Competitive sports conducted in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and fair play can make a
significant contribution to the complete physical, emotional, moral, and mental development of the
well-rounded individual. They are thus an integral part of a program of liberal education. An attempt
is made to provide a sports-for-all program and to encourage as many students as possible to
The program for men includes football, basketball, baseball, cross country, tennis, golf and soccer.
The women's program includes basketball, tennis, soccer, cross country, volleyball and golf.
The programs are conducted on guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association
for Division III institutions and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Those who participate in intercollegiate athletics are required to observe and maintain the same
academic standards as other students.
The program for men provides competition among campus organizations in basketball, volleyball,
Softball, team handball, flag football, indoor soccer and outdoor soccer. The program for women
includes volleyball, basketball, softball and flag football.
The Purple and White, the official student newspaper of the College, is edited, managed, and
written by students. The P & H/ provides coverage of fvlillsaps events, as well as serving as a
The Bobashela, the student yearbook of l\/lillsaps College, gives an annual comprehensive view of
campus life. Bobashela is an Indian name for good friend.
Stylus, the student literary magazine, publishes twice a year the best poetry, short stories, essays,
and art submitted by Millsaps students.
Music and Drama
The Millsaps Singers
Open by audition to all students, the Singers represent Millsaps in public performances, campus
programs and annual tours throughout the state and other areas of the United States. In recent
years the choir has traveled to Colorado; to Washington, D.C. ; to Atlanta to record for the National
Protestant Hour; and to Europe. The choir has sung with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the
Mississippi Symphony, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the New Orleans Philharmonic.
The Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is an important performing group within the Music Department. Made up of
brass, woodwinds, and percussion, this ensemble is open to all students with instrumental and
musical experience. They enjoy giving performances alone or in concert with the Millsaps Singers.
The Millsaps Players
The Millsaps Players, now in their seventh decade, produce four full-length plays each year. In
addition, they present several one-act plays directed by senior theatre majors. Casting for all plays
is done by audition, open to all students. Participation in Players productions, either onstage or
backstage, earns credit toward membership in Alpha Psi Omega, national honorary dramatics
fraternity. Among the major productions staged in recent years are The Tempest. Ring Round the
Moon. Biloxi Blues. Ghosts. Equus. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Camino Real, West Side Story,
Sweet Bird of Youth. Hedda Gabler, She Stoops to Conquer. Summer and Smoke, Dark of the
Moon. All My Sons, Much Ado About Nothing, Shenandoah, and Tea and Sympathy
student Body Association
All regularly enrolled students of Millsaps are members of the Student Body Association. Those
taking at least three courses or part-time students who pay the Student Body Association fee have
full power of voting. The K^illsaps Student Body Association is governed by the Student Senate,
the Student Judicial Council, and the Student Body Association officers. The Student Senate is
composed of 36 voting members elected from the Millsaps Student Body Association. Members
of the Student Senate are chosen by the third Tuesday in September and serve their constituency
the length of the academic year.
Student Body Association officers of the, Student Senate are elected at large from the Millsaps
Student Body Association. The officers are president, first vice-president, second vice-president,
secretary, ♦and treasurer. The officers serve a term beginning and ending in January.
Student Senate meetings are held on a regular basis with special meetings called by the secretary
at the request of (1) the president of the Senate, (2) the Senate, (3) seven members of the
Senate, (4) the president of the College.
The duties and functions of the Student Senate are to exercise legislative power over those areas
of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students and to speak for the Student Association
on all matters of student concern. In addition the Student Senate is responsible for (1)
apportioning funds collected by the College as Student Association fees according to college
policies; (2) granting or revoking charters to student organizations; (3) formulating rules of social
and residence hall conduct; (4) supervising student elections; (5) carrying out traditional class
responsibilities; and (6) overseeing the intramural program.
The Judicial Council is composed of eight voting members in addition to the two student alternate
members. Members are appointed as follows: two faculty members appointed by the Vice
President and Dean of the College with the approval of the President; one administrative staff
member appointed by the President; five student members and two student alternate members
appointed by a committee composed of three student Judicial Council members and three Student
Body Association officers and confirmed by the Student Senate. A student affairs staff member
serves as the non-voting secretary.
The Judicial Council generally has jurisdiction over student disciplinary cases. Limitations of its
authority are delineated in the constitution of the Millsaps College Student Body Association which
is printed in the student handbook. Major Facts.
Adult Student Association is open to all Millsaps adult undergraduate students 24 years of age and
older. This organization assists adult learners in their re-entry to college life, provides a forum for
sharing experience and knowledge and enhances career opportunities through networking with
other students, faculty and administrative staff. The association meets once each semester. The
ASA Newsletter is sent to all adult learners enrolled in academic courses.
Bacchus is a national organization, a chapter of which was established at Millsaps in 1982 with the
purpose of promoting responsibility and choice in the use of alcoholic beverages.
Black Student Association is designed to stimulate and improve the social and academic
atmosphere for black students at Millsaps College.
Circle K, established at Millsaps in 1984, provides opportunities for service and leadership training
in service. Students of good character and satisfactory scholastic standing may be elected to
Cross Cultural Connection, open to all students, endeavors to promote a sense of belonging for
international and minority students by providing a forum for the exchange of cultural ideas,
knowledge and values.
English Club is open to anyone interested in literature and writing. Activities include guest speakers,
social gatherings, and discussion groups.
Financial Management Association Finance Club is open to anyone with an interest in finance.
Activities include tfie Merrill Lynch Challenge Stock Market game and visits to or speakers from
Forensics Society, organized in 1986, is intended for students who maintain an interest in debate
and other forms of speech competition.
French, German and Spanish Clubs are open to anyone interested in the language and culture of
these nationalities. Club activities include tutoring, discussions and a film series.
Habitat for Humanity is open to all students who are interested in pursuing the activities of Habitat,
including the building of houses for the less fortunate and raising funds for these houses and
Results is a local chapter of the national Results organization, which is a grass roots movement to
end hunger by citizen support of legislation to end domestic and world hunger. The Millsaps
chapter was founded in 1988.
Society of Physics Students is open to all students interested in physics and related areas.
Activities include visits to observatories, discussions, field trips, social events and professional
contacts and speakers.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is an honorary pre-medical fraternity. Leadership, scholarship, expertness,
character, and personality are the qualities by which students are judged for membership. The
organization seeks to bridge the gap between pre-medical and medical studies.
Alpha Eta Sigma is a scholastic and professional accounting fraternity with the following objectives;
promotion of the study and practice of accounting; provision of opportunities for self-development
and association among members and practicing accountants; and encouragement of a sense of
ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honorary, promotes the use of the sociological
imagination in understanding and serving human beings. The chapter, Gamma of Mississippi,
founded in 1984, is a joint chapter with Tougaloo College.
Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary dramatics fraternity, recognizes members of The Millsaps
Players for their effective participation in acting, directing, make-up, stage management,
costuming, lighting, or publicity.
Beta Beta Beta, established at Millsaps in 1968, is a national honor fraternity for students in the
biological sciences. Its purposes are to stimulate sound scholarship, to promote the dissemination
of scientific truth, and to encourage investigation of the life sciences.
Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society dedicated to the principles and ideals essential to a
worthy life as well as to a commendable business career. Election to memberships is the highest
scholastic honor that a student in a school of business or management can achieve.
Eta Sigma Phi is a national honor fraternity recognizing ability in classical studies, Alpha Phi, the
Millsaps chapter, was founded in 1935.
Financial Management Association Honor Society, established in 1984 on the Millsaps campus,
sen/es to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment in financial management,
financial institutions, and investments among undergraduate and graduate students, and to
encourage interaction between business executives, faculty, and students of finance.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international economics honorary society. It is dedicated to the
encouragement of excellence in economics, with a main objective of recognizing scholastic
attainment in economics. Delta chapter of Mississippi was formed at Millsaps College in 1981.
Omicron Delta Kappa is a leadership society with chapters in principal colleges and universities. Pi
Circle at Millsaps brings together members of the student body, faculty and administration
interested in campus activities, together with a limited number of alumni, to plan for the betterment
of the College. Election to membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is a distinct honor.
Order of Omega is a national leadership society which recognizes student achievement in promoting
inter-Greek activities. The Millsaps chapter, Eta Kappa, was founded in 1986.
Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history founded in 1921. Membership is
composed of students and professors, elected on the basis of excellence in the study and writing
of history. It encourages the study, teaching, and writing of history among all its members.
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society, was installed at Millsaps in spring 1 989.
It recognizes and encourages excellence in the liberal arts. The Millsaps chapter. Alpha of
Mississippi, elects members from the senior class on the basis of broad cultural interests,
scholarly achievement, and good character.
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honorary society which recognizes outstanding academic achievement
in freshmen. The Millsaps chapter was established in 1981. Membership is open to all full-time
freshmen who achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 in either the first semester or both semesters
of the freehman year.
Pi Delta, a political science honorary, was founded at Millsaps in 1989.
Pi Delta Phi is a national French honor society which recognizes attainment and scholarship in the
study of the French language and literature.
Pi Kappa Delta is a national honorary forensic organization which recognizes student attainment in
inter-collegiate debate and individual speech events. The Alpha of Mississippi Chapter was
founded at Millsaps in 1929, but became inactive in the early 70s. In 1989 a re-affiliation charter
was granted by the national organization.
Schiller Gesellschaft was founded in order to give recognition to those students who have shown
excellence in the study of German and in order to provide a forum for the study of all aspects of
Sigma Delta Pi, the international Spanish honorary, was established at Millsaps College in 1968. This
honor society recognizes attainment and scholarship in the study of the Spanish language and
Sigma Lambda is a leadership and service honorary society whose members are primarily
sophomores selected on the basis of character, scholarship, and involvement in college and
Sigma Pi Sigma, a national honor society in physics, was established at Millsaps in 1 988. Its purpose
is to honor excellence in physics.
Sigma Tau Delta is the national English honor society. The purposes of the society are to confer
distinction for high achievement in English language and literature, to promote interest in literature
and the English language, and to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including
creative and critical writing. The Zeta Sigma chapter was chartered at Millsaps in 1983.
Theta Nu Sigma membership is offered to second semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors who
are majoring in one of the natural sciences and who fulfill certain specified qualifications. The
purpose is to further general interest in the sciences.
Fraternities and Sororities
There are six fraternities and five sororities at Millsaps. The fraternities and sororities are all members
of well-established national Greek-letter organizations.
The sororities are Alpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta and Phi Mu.
The fraternities are Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa
Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Policies governing sorority and fraternity life are formulated through the Panhellenic Council and the
At the end of rush week these organizations offer "bids" to the students whom they have selected.
Eligibility for membership in sororities and fraternities is governed by the following regulations:
A. General Conditions
1. Only bona fide regular students (carrying at least three courses) may be pledged. Activity
classes do not count toward this requirement.
2. A student may not be pledged to a fraternity or sorority until official registration for classes has
been cleared by the Office of Records.
3. Each social organization shall secure a letter of scholastic eligibility of its prospective initiates
from the registrar prior to the initiation ceremonies.
4. Only persons who are bona fide students at Millsaps at initiation time can be initiated.
B. Scholastic Requirements
1. To be eligible for initiation, a student must have earned in the most recent semester of
residence credit for a minimum of three courses, must not have fallen below D in more than
one subject, and must have earned a 2.0 grade point average for the semester.
2. A student who drops a course after the end of the half semester shall receive an F for sorority
or fraternity purposes as well as for academic averages.
3. The two terms of the summer session combined shall count as one semester for sorority or
Medals and Prizes
Founders' Medal. Awarded at commencement to the senior who has the highest quality index for
the entire college course and has received a grade of Excellent on the comprehensive
examination. Only students who have completed at Millsaps College all the work required for the
degree are eligible for this award.
Tribette Scholarship. Awarded to the member of the sophomore or junior class whose quality index
is highest for the year.
Henry and Katherine Bellaman Award. Presented to a graduating senior who has shown particular
distinction in one of the creative or performing arts.
Omicron Delta Kappa Award. Recognizes Outstanding Freshman Man and Woman of the Year.
Pendergrass Award. Presented to the outstanding senior entering seminary who plans to enter the
pastoral ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Velma Jernigan Rodgers Scholarship Award. Presented to the rising senior woman student who
has the highest grade point in the humanities.
Janet Lynne Sims Award. A medal and stipend presented to a full-time student in pre-medicine who
has completed four semesters of work. Selection is made on the basis of academic excellence.
West Tatunn Award. Presented by the faculty to the outstanding senior pre-medical student.
William D. Rowell Memorial Award in Art. Presented to a senior art major for demonstrating
commitment to and growth in art over a four year period.
Alpha Psi Omega Award. Five acting awards, awards in scenery and backstage work, a Freshman
of the Year award and the Mitchell Award are presented each year to those students who are
outstanding in dramatics.
Jim Lucas Scholarship. Awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies talent in technical
theatre and desires to pursue a career in that field.
Senior Music Award. Presented to the senior music major who, in the opinion of the faculty, has
been the most outstanding student in the Department of Music.
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Greek
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Latin
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Second Year Latin
Presented to ttie students with the highest scholastic averages in Latin and Greek.
Magnolia Coullet Senior Classics Award. Presented to the senior who has best demonstrated
excellence in and love for the classics.
Ross H. Moore History Award. Presented to the outstanding senior history major.
American Bible Society Award. Presented to an outstanding student in the study of Greek and
Language and Literature
Dora Lynch Hanley Award for Distinguished Writing. Awarded annually to honor excellence in
Clark Essay Medal. Awarded annually to a senior English major who presents the best and most
original paper in an English course at Millsaps.
Paul D. Hardin Award for English Majors. Given annually to the outstanding senior major in
Albert Godfrey Sanders Award in French. Given to a student in intermediate French to recognize
academic excellence in the language and for general interest in French culture and civilization.
Albert Godfrey Sanders Award in Spanish. Given to a student in intermediate Spanish to
recognize academic excellence in the language and interest in Spanish culture and civilization.
German Book Award. Presented to the German student showing excellence in German language
Science and Mathematics
Biology Award. Recognizes an outstanding senior whose major is biology.
Biology Research Award. Recognizes a biology major who has won recognition in biology on the
basis of interest, scholarship and demonstration of research potential.
Beta Beta Beta Award. Recognizes an outstanding member of the chapter who has demonstrated
scholastic excellence and service in the field of biology.
J. B. Price General Chemistry Award. Presented annually to the student with the highest scholastic
average in general chemistry.
Junior Analytical Chemistry Award. Awarded to the most outstanding junior enrolled in analytical
Senior Chemistry Award. Awarded to the senior with the most outstanding record in study and
Outstanding Service Award. Recognizes meritorious service by an undergraduate to the education
efforts of the Chemistry Department.
Johns Hopkins Summer Internship. Presented to one pre-medical student for an internship in
cardiovascular surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Computer Studies Award. Presented to the outstanding computer studies graduate.
Lawrence F. Boland Award (Mississippi Geological Society)
Wendell B. Johnson Award (Department of Geology)
Nicholas B. Steno Award (Department of Geology)
Presented to geology majors of demonstrated ability and scholastic achievement.
Samuel R. Knox Mathematics Award. Presented to the outstanding senior mathematics major.
Freshman Mathematics Award. Presented to the outstanding freshman in mathematics.
General Physics Awards. Presented to the two students with the highest scholastic averages in
Physics Service Award. Presented to a physics student in recognition of service to the Department
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Award for Excellence in Elementary Student Teaching. Given to senior who demonstrates
potential for outstanding contributions in teaching at the elementary school level.
Award for Excellence in Secondary Student Teaching. Given to senior who demonstrates
potential for outstanding contributions in teaching at the secondary school level.
Outstanding Scholarship Award. Given to the senior receiving teacher certification with the highest
Mary Sue Enochs Lewis Endowed Scholarship. Presented to a woman in the junior class who has
demonstrated academic excellence and leadership and who has definite plans to teach upon
Reid and Cynthia Bingham Award. Presented to the junior and senior scholars of distinction in
President John F. Kennedy Award. Presented to the outstanding senior in political science
demonstrating excellence in academics, personal integrity and commitment to the highest ideals
of the public good in a democratic society.
C. Wright Mills Award. Given each year to the outstanding senior majoring in sociology.
Else School of Management
Financial Management Association Challenge Award. Presented to the student who has
demonstrated high performance in investments.
Wall Street Journal Award. Presented to the business administration senior who scores highest on
the nationally normed field exam.
Mississippi Society of CPA's Awards. Presented to an accounting major who has compiled an
Merrill Lynch Award. Presented to the student who has demonstrated high achievement in the area
Charles W. and Eloise T. Else Awards. Presented to seniors in the Else School of Management
who have distinguished themselves academically in their overall college work and in required
junior-level course work.
^AlLLSAPS COLLEGE ARCHIVES
Requirements for Degrees
Requirements for All Degrees
A total of 32 courses Is required for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business
Administration, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Liberal Studies degrees. Of this total, at least 30
courses must be letter-graded academic credit. For transfer purposes, one course credit is the
equivalent of four semester hours credit.
Core Requirements for All Degrees
All Millsaps students must complete ten core courses specifically designed to develop the general
abilities of a liberally educated person.
Core 1 : Introduction to Liberal Studies 1 course
Core 2: Multi-disciplinary Topics in the Ancient World 1 course
Core 3: Multi-disciplinary Topics in the Pre-modern World 1 course
Core 4: Multi-disciplinary Topics in the Modern World 1 course
Core 5: Multi-disciplinary Topics in the Contemporary World 1 course
Core 6: Topics in Social and Behavioral Science 1 course
Core 7: Topics in Natural Science with Laboratory 1 course
Core 8: Topics in Mathematics 1 course
Core 9: Topics in Mathematics, Natural Science, or Computer Science 1 course
Core 10: Reflections on Liberal Studies 1 course
Courses that satisfy core requirements must be selected from an approved list published each
semester vi/ith the class schedule.
All incoming students are required to complete Introduction to Liberal Studies in the first year.
Reflections on Liberal Studies must be completed during the senior year. All other core courses
should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students and Adult Degree
Program students who cannot meet this schedule will be helped to complete their core requirements
as early in their college careers as possible.
Multi-Disciplinary Topics Courses Core 2-5
Multi-disciplinary topics courses (core 2-5) use a selected focus instead of a full survey. They take
their theme from a particular field of knowledge — fine arts, history, literature, philosophy, or religion
— but make explicit connections with other fields of knowledge. In this way students are encouraged
to view human experience as a whole and to begin the process of making their own connections.
Although a particular topic is chosen for each topics course, the topics are placed in their appropriate
historical and global contexts and presented in such a way as to illustrate the process of historical
change. All multi-disciplinary topics courses include a substantial amount of writing, with an emphasis
on analysis and critical thinking.
Students should choose their topics courses in chronological sequence, beginning with the ancient
world in the fall of their first year and proceeding to the contemporary world in the spring of their
second year. Each topics course has either a primary or double disciplinary focus. Students must
choose courses to meet this requirement which represent at least three different disciplinary focuses.
The Heritage Program
Heritage is a four-course, multi-disciplinary humanities program designed for freshmen as an
alternative to the multi-disciplinary topics courses. It fulfills the requirements for core 2-5 and fine arts.
Topics Courses Core 6-9
Topics courses in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, mathematics and computer
science (core 6-9) may be multi-disciplinary, but need not be. These courses foster general abilities
such as reasoning, quantitative thinking, valuing and decision-making. Laboratory science courses
introduce students to scientific method and to a representative body of scientific know/ledge in a way
that promotes an appreciation for the impact of science upon the contemporary world.
In addition to completing the requisite core courses, students must demonstrate proficiency in the fine
arts in one of the following ways:
1) completing the Heritage curriculum, or
2) completing a topics course with a fine arts focus, or
3) demonstrating significant experience in creating art objects or demonstrating a prescribed
level of competence in the performing arts, or
4) compiling a written portfolio verifying significant involvement with art events.
For further information on options 3 and 4, students should consult with the chair of the Fine Arts
Writing Assessment Portfolio
A portfolio of writing completed during the first two years will be assessed by the end of the
sophomore year to determine writing proficiency. Students will not be eligible to enroll in Reflections
on Liberal Studies until they have satisfied this requirement. Transfer students will be expected to
demonstrate equivalent proficiency to the satisfaction of the Director of the Writing Program or the
Coordinator of Writing Assessment. Such students are advised to consult with the Director of the
Writing Program as early in their careers at Millsaps as possible to arrange for establishing a
With the approval of the Core Council, transfer students may substitute courses in fine arts, history,
literature, philosophy, or religion to meet one or more of the core 2, 3, 4 or 5 requirements. All four
historical periods and at least three disciplines must be represented either by transfer credit or by
course work at Millsaps in order to fulfill these graduation requirements. There must also be evidence
of a significant amount of writing. With the approval of the Core Council, any student who completes
a course in the natural sciences, mathematics, or social and behavioral sciences which presumes
the skill and knowledge of a core course will be exempt from that particular core requirement.
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
Proficiency at the intermediate level of a foreign language 0-3 courses
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Students must complete Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. In addition to courses taken to meet the
core, students must complete four courses in at least three disciplines chosen from the following list.
At least two must be laboratory courses. Students may select four courses from group I or three
courses from group I and one from group II.
Astronomy any course
Biology any lao course
Chemistry any lab course
Geology any lab course
l\/1athematics Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or higher
Physics any lab course
Computer Studies Introduction to Computer Science or higher
Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience
Sociology Quantitative Social Research
Economics Econometrics and Applied Statistics
Psychology Experimental Psychology II
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree
Proficiency at the intermediate level of a foreign language 0-3 courses
Computer languages 3 courses
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree
Theory 11/2 courses
Literaturp/History Seminar 1 course
Conducting 1 course
Language 2-4 courses
Additional Requirements for Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
Students must complete College Algebra and Survey of Calculus or a higher level mathematics
sequence and Computer Survival before taking sophomore-level course work in the Else School of
At the sophomore level, students take:
Principles of Economics 1 course
Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business 1/2 course
Business Statistics and Computing I and II 11/2 course
Survey of Accounting 1 course
At the junior level, students take:
Introduction to Management 1 course
Operations Management with Computing 1 course
Fundamentals of Marketing 1 course
Principles of Corporate Finance 1 course
Students must fulfill the requirements for an Accounting major or a Business Administration major.
Residence Requirements: To qualify for graduation from Millsaps, 8 of the last 10 courses of
academic work must be done in residence as a degree-seeking student. An exception to this rule is
the pre-engineering dual-degree program in which students may transfer back the equivalent of 8
Majors: In addition to taking the prescribed work for the degree, a student must major in one of the
following areas: accounting, art, business administration, biology, chemistry, classical studies,
computer studies, economics, education, English, European studies, French, geology, history,
mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, Spanish,
or theatre. For students pursuing the B.L.S. degree, an interdisciplinary major is also possible with
the consent of the appropriate departments.
Specific requirements for the major can be found under the appropriate department of instruction.
Students may major in a subject only with the consent of the department chair. They should plan to
declare a major no later than the beginning of the junior year. All work to be applied toward the major
must be approved in advance by the department chair or the student's major professor.
A student may have more than one major by completing all of the requirements in the departments
Minors: While there is no requirement that students complete a minor as part of their degree, they
may elect a minor in those departments which offer one.
Ordinarily a student must have a minimum of four courses in a department beyond what is used to
meet degree requirements in order to qualify for a minor. A minimum of two courses applied toward
the minor must be taken at l\/1illsaps. Specific requirements for a particular minor can be found under
the appropriate department of instruction.
Comprehensive Examinations: Before receiving a bachelor's degree the student must pass a
satisfactory comprehensive examination in the major field of study. This examination is given in the
senior year and is intended to cover subject matter greater in scope than a single course or series
of courses. The purpose of the comprehensive examination is to coordinate the class work with
independent reading and thinking in such a way as to relate the knowledge acquired and give the
student a general understanding of the field which could not be acquired from individual courses.
The comprehensive examination requires at least three hours and is part written and part oral, the
division of time between the two to be at the discretion of the members of the department concerned.
The oral examination will be conducted by a committee composed of members of the department,
and, if desired by the department, one or more members of the faculty from other departments or
other qualified persons.
Students may take the comprehensive examination only if the courses in which they have credit and
in which they are currently enrolled are those which fulfill the requirements in their major department.
They may take the examination in the spring semester if they are within one semester of graduation.
The examination will be given in December or January for students who meet the other requirements
and who will not be in residence at Millsaps during the spring semester.
The time of the comprehensive examination is published in the College calendar. Comprehensive
examinations will not be given at any other time except by permission of the dean. Those who fail
a comprehensive examination may have an opportunity to take another examination after the lapse
of two months. Additional examinations may be taken at the discretion of the chairman of the
student's major department with the consent of the Dean of the College.
Quality Index Required: An overall grade point index of 2.00 is required for graduation. Transfer
students must have a minimum grade point index of 2.00 on their l\/lillsaps work. The grade point
index is calculated on the total number of courses attempted, with the exception of courses repeated
for a better grade. (See Section on Grades, Honors, Class Standing.)
Application for a Degree: Each student who is a candidate for a degree is required to submit a
written application for the degree by November 1 of the academic year of graduation. This date also
applies to students who plan to complete their work in the summer session. Forms for degree
applications are available from the Office of Records.
Requirements for a Second Degree: In order to earn a second degree from Millsaps College a
student must have a minimum of 8 additional course credits beyond those required for the first
degree, and with these additional course credits must meet all of the requirements for both the
second degree and the second major.
Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental
Students interested in medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine
are urged to consult with a member of the Pre-medical Advisory Committee in designing a program
that will fit particular needs, background, and interest. Members of the committee have a reference
listing the requirements and admission policies of all American allopathic ((VI. D.) schools. Information
is also available for the other medical programs listed above, as well as nursing, physical therapy,
medical technology, and related fields.
Early in the fall semester of the senior year, the student should arrange an interview with the Pre-
medical Advisory Committee, which will evaluate the student's qualifications for medical study. This
evaluation will be sent to the professional schools in which the student is interested.
It is the responsibility of the pre-medical and pre-dental students to consult the catalogs of the
schools to wbich they wish to apply for their specific requirements. However, the following courses
generally fulfill the entrance requirements of medical, dental, and related schools:
Biology 1 year
General and inorganic chemistry 1 year
Organic chemistry 1 year
Physics 1 year
(Mathematics requirements vary, but generally include algebra, trigonometry and calculus.)
Additional advanced science is often required.
Il^illsaps College and the majority of medical and dental schools strongly recommend that the student
obtain a baccalaureate degree in an area of interest. It is not required that this degree be in a
science, and students are encouraged to achieve a broad background in the humanities and social
sciences, although the above listed requirements are generally immutable. The new Medical College
Admissions Test (MCAT) emphasizes the desirability of a broad reading background, and also
requires writing an essay.
These requirements are further addressed in meetings of pre-medical students held each semester.
The pre-medical honorary, Alpha Epsilon Delta, also conducts meetings of interest to students in all
Admission to medical and dental programs is highly competitive. Success involves:
-grade point average (both total and science/math)
-score on the appropriate professional exam (e.g. MCAT, DAT)
-faculty and pre-med committee recommendations
-outside activities (including both campus and work experience)
-a successful interview with the professional school.
Combined research/professional programs are offered by many of these schools.
There is no required program of studies for persons planning to enter one of the ministries of the
Church. Undergraduate pre-seminary work at Millsaps should include significant work in the study
of religion and philosophy and in the social and behavioral sciences. No one major is best. Students
considering a ministerial career should consult with the chair of the Department of Religion or the
college chaplain as early as possible.
Given the special challenges of the practice of ministry, students should plan to undertake
professional education in a theological seminary. The best preparation for such professional
education is an undergraduate education with breadth in the liberal arts.
No particular major or sequence of courses is necessary for students planning to go to law school;
there is no ideal pre-law program for all students. To do well in the study of law, a student should
(a) ability to communicate effectively and precisely,
(b) critical understanding of the human institutions with which the law deals,
(c) creative power in thinking.
Different students may obtain the desired training for these three areas from different courses.
Therefore, students should consult with their faculty or major advisers and with the pre-law adviser
in designing a program of courses that will best fit particular needs, background, and interests. The
student with a pre-law interest should consult the pre-law adviser, or a member of the Pre-Law
Students who wish to prepare for a professional career in social work should plan a broad liberal arts
program with a major in one of the social sciences, preferably sociology. Introductory courses in
sociology, psychology, and social work are essential. Other courses which are strongly recommended
include Social Problems, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. Internships can provide
valuable practical experience with community social welfare agencies. Students are urged to consult
with their faculty advisers to plan a schedule.
Programs for Teacher Certification
A student may prepare for teacher certification at Millsaps College in a variety of ways. Millsaps
offers Teacher Education Programs which lead to certification at the elementary school level (K-8),
the secondary school level (7-12), and in special areas (K-12). A student may pursue any degree
offered by the College and qualify for teacher certification provided all College major requirements
are met and all teacher certification requirements are met. The Teacher Education Programs offer
certification in Elementary Education (K-8), Secondary Education (7-12) in English, foreign language,
mathematics, science, and social studies, and in the special areas (K-12) art, and music education.
A student may also qualify for endorsements in computer education, gifted education, remedial
reading or special education. The Teacher Education Programs qualify the student for provisional
teacher certification as required by the Office of Teacher Certification and the [Mississippi State Board
of Education. After completing a certification program at f\/lillsaps, the student will be prepared to pass
the provisional year evaluation and receive the standard Class A certificate.
Prior to being admitted to any Teacher Education Program at Millsaps College, a student shall
have completed the core curriculum, achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.5, passed the
Communication Skills and General Knowledge tests of the National Teacher Examination, received
the written recommendation of two faculty members outside the Department of Education, and
completed all application procedures with the chair of the Department of Education. Teacher
education comprehensive examination requirements include all four components of the National
Teacher Examination. (Students are requested to have copies of their NTE scores sent directly to
the fvlississippi State Department of Education.) To receive the College's recommendation for teacher
certification, the student must maintain the 2.5 G.P.A., pass the Professional Knowledge and
Specialty Area tests of the National Teacher Examination no later than the fall semester of the senior
year, and complete the Portfolio for Comprehensive Examination with the Department of Education
3-2 Master's Program in Business Administration: The Else School of Management at Millsaps
College offers a program permitting an undergraduate at Ivlillsaps to pursue any non-B.B.A. degree
concurrent with the M.B.A. degree. The student would complete substantially all fvlilJsaps core and
major requirements in three years and apply to the fvl.B.A. program in the junior year. An acceptable
score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is required for admission. The baccalaureate
degree would be awarded after the degree requirements are satisfied at that level, normally after the
fourth year, and the master's degree after the fifth year. Twenty-six hours of graduate work may be
applied toward the undergraduate degree in this program. Details of the program may be obtained
from the Assistant Dean of the Else School of Management.
Engineering and Applied Science
This program at Millsaps offers many opportunities for the student interested in engineering, applied
science, management and business administration. With this cooperative program the student can
combine the advantages of a liberal education at Millsaps with the specialized programs ot a major
university. The Arthur C. Miller Pre-engineering Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship based on
financial need and academic progress for a student expressing an interest in engineering.
3-2 B.S. Programs: Millsaps has agreements with five universities - Auburn, Columbia, Georgia
Tech, Vanderbilt and Washington universities - by which a student may attend Millsaps for three
years and then continue work at any of the schools listed above. The student then transfers a
maximum of eight course credits back for a bachelor's degree from Millsaps and at the end of the
fifth year receives another bachelor's degree from the university.
4-2 B.S. and IVI.S. Programs: The Columbia University Combined Plan also has 4-2 programs in
which a student attends Millsaps for four years, completing degree requirements and then spends
two more years at Columbia to obtain a B.S. or M.S. degree from the Columbia School of
Engineering and Applied Science.
3-3 B.S./M.S. and B.S./M.B.A. Programs: Washington University also has a combined Degree
Program wherein the student spends three years at Millsaps and then spends three years at
Washington University earning both the B.S. and M.S. from the School of Engineering and applied
Science or both the B.S. from the School of Engineering and applied Science and the M.B.A. from
the Graduate School of Business Administration.
A wide variety of programs are offered by the five participating universities, including financial aid for
qualified students. For detailed descriptions of programs and financial aid, the interested student is
urged to consult with the pre-engineering advisor. To be admitted to the programs listed below the
student must fulfill certain minimum course requirements at Millsaps. For many programs, particularly
those in engineering and applied science, the mathematics requirements are strict. To keep the 3-2
or 4-2 option viable, a student should plan to take calculus at the earliest possible time at Millsaps.
For students interested in engineering, the general expectation of the cooperating engineering
schools is that most, if not all, of the science, mathematics and humanities requirements for the
engineering degree be taken at Millsaps. Students interested in a particular program, however, should
consult the catalog of the appropriate university and the Millsaps pre-engineering advisor. Some
programs have particular requirements, such as the Auburn University electrical engineering
requirement of an ethics course, which students might wish to fulfill at Millsaps.
The Dual Degree Program at Auburn University includes bachelor of engineering degrees in
aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, material and mechanical engineering. It is also
possible to obtain a B.S. in agricultural engineering.
The Combined Plan Program at Columbia University offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil,
electrical, industrial, mecfianical, mining, nuclear, biological, chemical, metallurgical and mineral
engineering. Other programs include computer science, engineering mechanics, applied mathematics
(B.S. only), applied physics, materials science, operations research, solid state science (M.S. only),
chemical metallurgy applied chemistry and materials science.
The Dual Degree Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology offers degrees in aerospace,
ceramic, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, nuclear, and textile engineering. Other
programs include engineering science and mechanics, textile chemistry, textiles, health physics,
economics, management, management science, applied biology, applied mathematics, applied
physics, applied psychology, chemistry, information and computer science, and physics.
Vanderbilt University offers bachelor of engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electncal and
Washington University offers B.S. and M.S. programs in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical
engineering. Other programs include computer science, engineering and public policy systems
science and engineering, and business administration (M.B.A.).
A Military Science program is offered on the campus of Jackson State University under a cross-
enrollment agreement between Millsaps College, Jackson State University and the U.S. Army
Students enrolled at Millsaps are eligible to enroll and attend Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
classes on the campus of Jackson State University Credits earned in ROTC will be entered onto the
student's transcript but will not be counted towards Millsaps graduation requirements.
ROTC provides male and female students an opportunity to earn a commission as a Second
Lieutenant (2LT) in the U.S. Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard, concurrent with the pursuit
of an academic degree. The objectives of the program are;
(1) To provide an understanding of how the U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard fit into
our national defense structure.
(2) To develop the leadership and managerial potential of students needed to facilitate their future
performance as officers.
(3) To develop student abilities to think creatively and to speak and to write effectively
(4) To encourage the development of mental and moral standards that are essential to military
The program of instruction includes developing self-discipline, physical stamina and other qualities
necessary for leadership.
The ROTC Program is divided into a basic course of instruction in the first two years and an
advanced course of instruction in the final two years. In addition to the course of instruction, students
are required to attend a leadership laboratory.
There is no charge for enrolling in the ROTC Program; however, cadets must be admitted as full-time
students before enrollment in ROTC. Books, equipment, and uniforms are free of charge to the
students. Three-year and two-year ROTC scholarships are available and awarded on a competitive
Description of Courses
MS 101. Fundamentals of Leadership and Management L An introduction to the U.S. Army and
the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (1 semester hour).
MS 102. Fundamentals of Leadership and Management N. A study of military first aid tasks and
procedures (1 semester hour).
MS 201. Applied Leadership and Management I. A study of nuclear, biological and chemical
weapons, tactical operations and leadership (2 semester hours).
MS 202. Applied Leadership and l\^anagement II. An introductory study of land navigation and
Army training management (2 semester hours).
MS 301. Advanced Leadership and Management I. A study of the functional approach to
leadership, land navigation, and military communication systems (3 semester hours).
MS 302. Advanced Leadership and Management II. A study of combat operations and military
tactics (3 semester hours).
MS 401. Seminar in Leadership and Management. A study of staff procedures with emphasis on
oral and written communication (3 semester hours).
MS 402. Theory and Dynamics of the Military Team. A study of the military aspects of ethics and
professionalism, military justice, and the Law of War (3 semester hours).
Ford Fellow& Program
The Ford Fellows Program provides an opportunity for upperclass students with an interest in college
teaching to work closely with a faculty member in their area of academic interest. Research and
scholarship as well as primary teaching under faculty supervision is encouraged. Students must
submit an application jointly with the faculty member with whom they will be working to the program
director early in the spring semester. Thirteen students are selected each year for participation in this
The Honors Program
The Honors Program provides an opportunity for students of outstanding ability to pursue an
advanced course of study which would ordinarily not be available. In the spring of their junior year
and the fall of their senior year, honors students carry out a research project of their choice under
a professor's direction. The project's final product, consisting wholly or partially of a written thesis,
is presented before a panel of faculty members. In the spring of the senior year, students participate
in an interdisciplinary colloquium which intensively examines a topic of broad interest. Students
successfully completing all phases of the Honors Program receive the designation "with honors" in
their field of honors work at graduation. Students interested in participating in the Honors Program
should consult with the Honors Program director in the fall of their junior year.
Semester Abroad in Central Europe
Through the auspices of the Associated Colleges of the South, Millsaps administers a Fall Semester
Abroad program in Central Europe. This program is under the direction of an American professor in
residence. The students enroll in four courses on Central European political, economic, cultural and
environmental issues. All courses are taught in English by professors from the three European
universities which the students attend. The entire study group travels together from Dresden,
Germany, to Prague, Czechoslovakia, and finally to Warsaw, Poland. The same four subjects are
studied at each university, thereby providing the students with an excellent comparative
understanding of central European affairs. This program is well suited to the Millsaps European
Studies major and minor, but is open to students from all disciplines.
Summer Program in London and Munich
The Else School of Management offers a six-week summer program in London which studies the
global dimension of the business world. The program has focused its study on the new Europe in
recent years, and a variety of field trips and guest speakers are integrated into the courses. Students
have an opportunity to learn about German culture in the second half of the program.
British Studies at Oxford
Millsaps College, through membership in the Associated Colleges of the South, participates in a six-
week intensive summer program at Oxford University in England. It enables students to study a
particular period of British history in a thoroughly integrated way and in a milieu which affords an
incomparable opportunity to benefit from the experience.
Other Study Abroad Programs
Millsaps College has cooperative agreements with the Institute of European Studies and the Institute
of East Asian Studies, which maintain programs in seven different countries. Students with a special
interest in classics should consider the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and the
College Year in Athens Program, both of which offer semester programs in the classical languages
combined with archaeological site and museum study during the regular academic year. The
American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens offer summer
programs in classical art and archaeology. Other study abroad programs are available in most
countries of Western Europe as well as in Latin America. Students interested in receiving college
credit for such study can receive information concerning these programs from the chair of the
appropriate department or from the Coordinator for Study Abroad.
The Washington Semester
The Washington Semester is ajoint arrangement between The American University, Millsaps College,
and other colleges and universities in the United States to extend the resources of the national capital
to superior students in the field of the social sciences. The object is to provide a direct contact with
the work of governmental departments and other national and international agencies that are located
in Washington, thus acquainting the students with possible careers in public service and imparting
a knowledge of government in action.
Under this arrangement qualified students of demonstrated capacity from the participating colleges
will spend a semester at the School of Government and Public Administration of the American
University in Washington. They earn four courses of credit toward graduation. Two course credits are
earned in a Conference Seminar, in which high-ranking leaders of politics and government meet with
students. One course credit is earned in a research course, which entails the writing of a paper by
utilizing the sources available only at the nation's capital. And one course credit is earned in an
Internship, in which the student is placed in a government or public interest organization office. In
Washington the program is coordinated by faculty members of The American University.
Legislative Intern Program
When the fvlississippi Legislature is in session, selected political science students may participate in
an internship program which permits them to observe the state law-making process. Students serve
as aides to legislators and legislative committees, performing a variety of tasks such as research,
writing, and marking up bills. Students also take part in a seminar with other interns to examine the
Public Administration Internship
With the cooperation of city, state, and federal agencies, students who have had the introductory
public administration course may be placed in middle management level positions.
School of Management Intern Programs
Students have the opportunity of obtaining specialized training and practical experience in
management through an established Internship Program. The program involves prominent regional
and national business organizations and agencies of the state government. The student's training is
conducted and supervised by competent management personnel according to a predetermined
agenda of activities. Evaluation of the student's participation and progress provides the basis for
granting appropriate academic credit.
The Office of Adult Learning
The Office of Adult Learning coordinates and administers programs and services to adult learners.
They include the Adult Degree Program, the Community Enrichment Series, Leadership Seminars
in the Humanities, and Advanced Placement Institutes.
The Adult Degree Program
The Adult Degree Program was established in 1 982 to meet the needs of adults 24 years of age and
older who, because of work or family responsibilities, cannot attend college in the traditional way.
Students admitted to the Adult Degree Program are candidates for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies
This program features individualized academic advising, a required seminar, evaluation of previous
college work, credit for prior learning, and the opportunity for independent directed study. Students
in the Adult degree Program may elect to major in one of the traditional disciplines or they may
choose to design an interdisciplinary major.
In addition to its academic programs, Millsaps provides a variety of special services for adult
students. These include career planning and placement assistance, financial aid, information
sessions, and newsletters.
For further information about the Adult Degree Program, see their Guidelines and Procedures
Community Enrichment Series
Since 1 972, Millsaps College has offered to the Greater Jackson community a variety of opportunities
through the Community Enrichment Series. These are non-credit courses which require no
prerequisites and no examinations. They cover a variety of special interest areas such as "Writing
for Magazines," "Understanding the Stock Market," "Computer Basics," "Assertiveness Training,"
"Landscape Design," and "Pottery." Enrichment courses are available in the fall, winter and spring.
Leadership Seminars in the Humanities
Established in 1987 and made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities, Leadership Seminars in the Humanities bring together Millsaps professors in the
humanities with corporate and professional leaders in the community. These seminars, which carry
graduate credit, offer an opportunity for serious engagement with intellectual issues affecting society
and the individual.
Advanced Placement Institutes
Designed for teachers who teach Advanced Placement courses to high school students. Advanced
Placement Institutes are offered each summer by instructors recommended by the College Board.
Participants work with these master teachers to plan and prepare courses that will help students to
become well prepared for college courses and to perform creditably on the Advanced Placement
The Graduate Program
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is offered in both daytime and evening
classes. The Millsaps M.B.A. program is particularly suited for those students with a liberal arts
background. A typical class includes men and women with a broad range of ages, and with
backgrounds from engineering, the physical and social sciences, the arts and the humanities, as well
as from business. For further information about the M.B.A. Program, see the Graduate Catalog.
of the Curriculum
Grades, Honors, Class Standing
The grade in any class is determined by the combined class standing and a written examination as
explained in the class syllabus.
A represents superior work.
B represents above the average achievement.
C represents an average level of achievement.
D represents a level of achievement in the regularly prescribed work of the class below the
average in the same relationship as "B° is above.
E represents a condition and is changed to a "D" if the grade in the other semester of the course
is "C" or above, providing that the "E" precedes the higher grade on the student's record.
F represents failure to do the regularly prescribed work of the class. All marks of "D" and above
are passing marks, and "F" represents failure.
WP indicates that the student has withdrawn from the course while passing.
WF indicates that the student has withdrawn from the course while failing.
I indicates that the work is incomplete and will be counted as a "F" if the incomplete is not
removed by the end of the following semester.
CR represents passing work in a non-graded course taken for credit (not computed in G.P.A.).
NC represents no credit in a non-graded course taken for credit (not computed in G.P.A.).
The completion of any academic course shall entitle a student to the following grade points for a
A four grade points
B three grade points
C two grade points
D one grade point
Grade points earned in fractional course units are that fraction of those awarded for a corresponding
grade in a course unit. A grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade
points by the number of academic courses taken.
The following number of courses is required:
For sophomore rating 8 course units
For junior rating 16 course units
For senior rating 24 course units
A student's classification is determined at the beginning of the fall and spring semester.
Degree-seeking students taking 3 or more course units will be classified as full-time students.
Degree-seeking students taking fewer than 3 course units will be classified as part-time students.
A special student is a mature person of ability and seriousness of purpose who enrolls for limited
academic work and does not plan to seek a degree. Special students observe the same regulations
concerning attendance, examination and proficiency as regular students.
Credit/No Credit Grade Option
With the approval of the instructor, some courses may be taken for credit/no credit. The purpose of
credit/no credit grading is to encourage students to take courses in areas they might not otherwise
select. Credit/no credit grading requires full participation of the student in all class activities. Credit
signifies work of passing quality or above, though it carries no grade points. Core courses may not
be taken for credit/no credit and courses required for a student's major ordinarily may not be taken
for credit/no credit. No more than two courses graded credit/no credit may be included in the 32
course units required for graduation.
A student may enroll in a course at Millsaps which has previously been taken. No additional course
credit is earned, but the highest grade earned in the course is used in determining the cumulative
grade point average. A course previously taken at Millsaps may be repeated at another institution
with the prior approval of the registrar in consultation with the appropriate department chair. No
additional course credit is earned, but all grades are calculated into the cumulative grade point
average. All grades reported for the course remain a part of the permanent academic record. Millsaps
does not guarantee the availability of courses for repeat credit.
Graduation With Distinction
A student whose grade point average is 3.2 for the entire course shall be graduated Cum Laude; one
whose grade point average is 3.6 shall be graduated Magna Cum Laude; and one whose grade point
average is 3.9 and who has a rating of excellent on the comprehensive examination shall be
graduated Summa Cum Laude. To be eligible for graduation Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or
Summa Cum Laude, a student must have passed at least 16 course units in Millsaps College.
In determining eligibility for distinction for students who have not done all their college work at
Millsaps, the grade points earned on the basis of grades made at other institutions will be considered,
but students will be considered eligible only if they have the required average both on the work done
at Millsaps and on college courses as a whole.
Graduation With Honors
A student who successfully completes the Honors Program in a selected field of study receives the
designation "with honors" in that field at graduation.
A full-time student with junior standing and a 3.0 grade point average may apply to the appropriate
department chair for permission to enter the Honors Program in a desired field of study. Admission
into the program is in the spring semester of the junior year upon approval of that chair and the
Honors Council. At that time the student enrolls in a directed study course, Honors Research I. This
work is ordinarily completed in the fall semester of the senior year in the course, Honors Research
II. A letter grade is assigned for each of these two courses. The two semesters of research are to
culminate in an honors thesis to be defended before the Honors Council. In the last semester, the
student enrolls in the Honors Colloquium, designed to bring together all students in the program for
intellectual exchange. The honors candidate who successfully presents and defends the thesis, who
completes the colloquium, who has a 3.0 grade average, and who has a 3.33 grade average in the
three honors courses will be graduated with honors.
A student may voluntarily withdraw candidacy for honors at any time. Regular College regulations
apply in the matter of dropping a course and receiving course credit.
Election to Phi Beta Kappa
The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Millsaps elects members from the graduating class each spring. To
be considered for election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, a student must meet the following
1. Completion of requirements for a B.A., B.S. or B.L.S. degree with a liberal arts or sciences
2. A minimum of one-half of the work required for graduation completed at Millsaps.
3. One course unit in mathematics and two course units in a foreign language (or one course
unit at the intermediate level).
4. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6 based on seven or more semesters.
(Grades earned in applied or professional work are not counted in computing GPA for the
purpose of election to Phi Beta Kappa.)
Transfer students must meet the required grade point average both on work done at Millsaps and
on their college work as a whole. No more than 1 percent of the liberal arts and science graduates
may be elected to membership from a graduating class.
Dean's List *
At the end of the fall and spring semester, the Dean's List is issued and consists of those students
who for that semester:
(a) earned at least 3 course units.
(b) earned a grade point average of at least 3.2 for that semester.
(c) earned grades of C or higher in each course.
(d) met the standard, in the judgment of the dean, of being a good citizen of the College
Four course units is considered the normal load per semester for full-time students.
Students may not take more than 4 1/4 course units of academic work unless they have a grade
point average of 2.5 on the last semester. No student may take more than 4 1/2 course units without
a grade point average of 3.00 on the last semester and permission from the dean. No student may
receive credit for more than 5 course units in a semester under any circumstances. In order to be
classified as a full-time student, one must take no fewer than 3 course units. However, a graduating
senior taking all work required to complete the degree requirements, in their last semester, may be
counted as full-time with fewer than three course units.
No student can be registered for courses in another college while being enrolled at ll^illsaps without
the written permission of the Dean of the College or the Associate Dean of the College.
A student cannot change classes, drop classes or take up new classes except by the consent of the
faculty adviser or the dean. Courses dropped within the first two weeks of a semester do not appear
on the student's record. Courses dropped after the first two weeks and no later than one week after
the reporting date for mid-semester grades are recorded as WP (withdrawn passing) or WF
(withdrawn failing). Courses dropped after this time are recorded as F. Students who drop a course
without securing the required approvals will receive an F
A student desiring to withdraw within any term must obtain permission from the dean or associate
dean of the college and file a withdrawal form. No refund will be considered unless this written notice
is procured and presented to the Business Office.
Refunds will be made according to the policy outlined under the Financial Regulations section.
A student who withdraws with permission after the first two weeks of a semester is recorded as WP
(withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing) in each course. A student who withdraws without
permission receives a grade of F in each course.
Enforced withdrawal may result from habitual delinquency in class, or any other circumstance which
prevents the student from fulfilling the purpose of college.
The college reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student. In such a case, the pro rata
portion of tuition will be returned, except that students withdrawing under discipline forfeit the right
to a refund.
No student who withdraws is entitled to a grade report or to a transcript of credits until all accounts
are settled in the Business Office.
For full-time students entering the college as freshmen, it is necessary to pass in the first semester
two course units of academic work in order to remain in college. Thereafter a full-time student must
pass three course units of academic work each semester to be eligible to continue in college.
Students who have been suspended may petition the dean in writing for re-admission, but such
petition will not be granted unless convincing evidence is presented that the failure was due to
unusual causes of a non-recurring nature and that the student will maintain a satisfactory record
during the subsequent semester. However, such a student may attend the summer session at
Millsaps without a petition.
Students who pass enough work to remain but make in any semester a grade point average of less
than 1 .5 will be placed on probation. Restricted attendance privileges apply for all courses in which
students are enrolled.
Students may be removed from probation by making a 2.00 grade point average during a regular
semester or during a summer session at Millsaps College in which the student is enrolled for at least
3 course unit credits. A student on academic probation for two semesters is placed on academic
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
A part-time student who makes a grade point average of less than 1 .5 in any semester will be notified
that he or she is making unsatisfactory academic progress. To be removed from that classification
the student must make a 2.0 grade point average during a regular semester or summer session.
Irregular attendance indicates that the student may be having difficulties adjusting to the course or
to college. The primary responsibility for counseling students with respect to their absence rests with
the faculty member; but, in the following circumstances, the faculty member is expected to report in
writing the student's unsatisfactory attendance record to the Office of Records.
1. For a freshman - whenever the total absences are equal to twice the number of class
meetings per week.
2. For any student - after three successive absences for reasons unknown to the instructor, or
when in danger of failing the course.
The reporting of absences is for counseling purposes only, and has no effect on the student's grade.
Individual faculty members decide the manner and extent to which absences alone will affect a
student's grade. Each faculty member is expected to outline the policy in writing to each class at the
beginning of the semester. This may extend to dismissal from the course with a grade of "F" for
reasons solely of absence.
Absences are excusable only by the individual faculty member, but an excused absence does not
excuse the student from being responsible for the course work. Explanation for a student's absence
provided by a parent, medical doctor, or a member of the faculty or administration may be tielpful to
the faculty member, but such explanations are not in themselves excuses. This is particularly
Important in the case of absences involving missed examinations, late assignments, laboratory
sessions and similar scheduled commitments. Faculty members, however, may not excuse students
from attendance on the two days preceding and the two days following vacation periods without the
express permission of the dean.
Each student is responsible for knowing general attendance policy of the College and the particular
policies operative in each class. Further details relating to attendance are in the student handbook,
Permission to make up an examination or alter the time for an examination may be granted only
through the Dean of the College. Any special examination, if granted, must be held no later than the
sixth week of the next regular semester.
A student who has been excluded from a course by recommendation of the instructor may petition
the Dean of the College within one week for the privilege of a reinstatement examination. This
examination, to be prepared and administered by the instructor, shall cover the work of the course
up to that date. Re-entry shall depend upon the examination results. If a student does not petition
for re-entry, or if the re-entry is denied, the grade shall be recorded as F
Students may elect to be exempt from final examinations only in the semester in which they complete
their comprehensive examinations, but only in those courses in which they have a C average or
better. It shall be understood, however, that this exemption does not ensure the student a final grade
of C, since daily grades during the last two weeks shall count in the final average. Under no
circumstances may a student be exempt from any examination in more than one term or semester.
Seniors may be allowed one special examination in any subject taken and failed in the senior year.
Permission for such examination must be secured from the Dean or Associate Dean of the College.
Students may request exemption from other requirements by petition to the Dean of the College.
Honor in an Academic Community
Millsaps College is an academic community where men and women pursue a life of scholarly inquiry
and intellectual growth. The foundation of this community is a spirit of personal honesty and mutual
trust. In order to maintain trust among members of the College, faculty and students must adhere to
these basic ethical principles. Honor within an academic community is not simply a matter of rules
and procedures; it is an opportunity to put personal responsibility and integrity into action. When
students accept the implicit bond of honor of an academic community, they liberate themselves to
pursue their academic goals in an atmosphere of mutual confidence and respect.
The College has the responsibility and authority to establish standards for scholarship, student
conduct and campus life. Therefore, it cannot condone violations of local, state or federal laws or
conduct detrimental to students or to the College. Students, as adults, are presumed to know the law
as to illegal conduct prohibited by municipal, state or federal law and are governed thereby.
Millsaps students are expected to act with honesty and integrity In personal, social and academic
relationships and with consideration and concern for the community, its members and its property.
l\/1illsaps requires from every student sober, decorous and upright conduct as long as he/she remains
a member of the College community, whether he or she be within its precincts or not. No individual
or group should cause serious discomfort or injury to others or to the community. This will include
such acts as obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration or other collegiate
activities and unauthorized entry to or use of college facilities.
The College expects students to be concerned with the physical and psychological well-being of
others and cannot condone behavior which exploits another individual. Students and organizations
are expected to comply with rules governing the academic, social, and residential life of the College.
They are expected to comply with directions of college officials. Students are also responsible for the
behavior of their guests while on Millsaps property and/or at Millsaps functions.
The trustees and administration are fully committed to the spirit of the United Methodist Church and
are equally committed to comply with the laws of the state of Mississippi regarding the consumption
of alcoholic beverages, (which shall include, but not be limited to, light wine and beer) on the Millsaps
College campus. It is the position of the College that the use of alcoholic beverages is not a part of,
nor does it contribute to, the total educational emphasis of Millsaps College and to the full and
abundant life that God wills for each person.
The College expects students to comply with the laws of the State of Mississippi and the College
regulations relating to alcoholic beverages and to accept responsibility for their behavior as members
of the College community. The College does not condone the illegal possession, use, distribution or
sale of alcoholic beverages.
A student may consume alcoholic beverages only within the privacy of his or her room whether in
the residence hall or in the fraternity/sorority facilities and only in accordance with the state law which
prohibits the drinking of alcoholic beverages for those under 21 years of age. Regardless of age and
state law requirements, no student is allowed to consume alcoholic beverages outside the confines
of a student's room.
Fraternity and sorority facilities are subject to all applicable state laws and city ordinances. The
display, serving, consumption, or any other use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public areas
which include the lounges, porches, yards, grounds and other external structures of such facilities.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages for those of age in a student's room in the residence hall or
fraternity /sorority facilities must never result in irresponsible behavior or contribute to an environment
not conducive to the realization of the primary goals and aims of the College.
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages are not permitted in any public area on the
campus. This includes all public areas on the campus. Public areas are defined as any area outside
of the student's private room.
Complete regulations governing the use of alcoholic beverages on campus and at off-campus
functions may be found in the current Major Facts, the student handbook.
The College cannot condone violations of federal, state or local laws regarding any illegal drugs,
narcotics and dangerous substances. The use, possession or distribution of such substances, except
as expressly permitted by law, are not permitted.
Students guilty of serious infractions of College regulations may be subject to disciplinary action
including: social probation, disciplinary probation, suspension or expulsion at the discretion of the
Judicial Council, the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs or the President of the College
dependent upon the original jurisdiction. Cases involving a recommendation of suspension or
expulsion are automatically appealable to the President of the College.
Social probation is a warning to a student regarding conduct standards. Its primary purpose is to
serve as a period of time in which a student is asked to prove responsibility to himself/herself and
When a student is placed on social probation he/she is prohibited from participating in extracurricular
campus activities such a fraternity/sorority social activities, intramural and varsity sports. In addition
a student may hold no office of campus leadership.
When an organization is placed on social probation, the organization may not sponsor social activities
in the name of the organization for the period of the social probation.
Disciplinary probation is the most serious penalty, short of suspension and expulsion, that can be
incurred by a Student. During a period of disciplinary probation any further infraction of college
regulations will render the student liable to suspension.
Disciplinary Suspension and Disciplinary Expulsion J
Suspension is a decision to temporarily separate a student from the College. ■
Expulsion is a decision to permanently separate a student from the College.
When a student is placed on disciplinary probation, suspended or expelled, parents are notified and
asked to come to the campus for a conference with the President and an associate dean of students.
A more comprehensive statement of College policy regarding student behavior is contained in the
student handbook. Major Facts. Specific regulations pertaining to residence halls and other facets
of campus life are available through the Office of Student Affairs.
The academic program of the College Is organized into six academic divisions, Including the Else
School of Management. These divisions are: Fine Arts, Humanities, Language and Literature,
Science and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Management.
Within these divisions are the academic departments and programs through which the curriculum
of the College is administered.
Course offerings, together with major and minor requirements, are generally listed by department
and division. Interdisciplinary courses and programs appear under a separate heading.
Business Administration 104
Classical Studies 65
Computer Studies 84
European Studies 71
Interdisciplinary Programs 71
Modern Languages 76
Political Science 96
Sociology and Anthropology 98
Women's Studies 71
The first number indicates the class level with 1 primarily for first year students, 2 for
sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 4 for seniors.
The departmental structure primarily determines the second and third numbers.
The fourth number Indicates whether the course is 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 or a full course (0 indicates a full
Associate Professor: Lucy Webb Millsaps, M.A.
Assistant Professor: Elise L. Smith, Ph.D., Chair
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in art with a concentration in either studio
art or art history. Ten courses are required, including the following:
A. Studio art concentration: Foundations of Art I and II, Art History, Beginning Drawing, three
other studio courses (or the equivalent), two other art history courses, and Senior Project in
B. Art history concentration: Foundations of Art I and II, Art History, Aesthetics, five other art
history courses, of which one may be a core topics course with an emphasis in art history,
and Senior Project in Art History.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in studio art with Foundations of Art I and II,
and two and a half courses in studio art or the equivalent. Students may elect a minor in art
history with Art History and three other art history courses, of which one may be a core topics
course with an emphasis in art history.
2100-2110 Foundations of Art I & II (1-1). An introduction to the materials, elements, and
organizational principles of art.
2200 Beginning Drawing (1). An introduction to drawing using lines and tones to model still life
objects, landscapes, the skeleton and the figure.
2210 Beginning Painting (1). Offers technical training in the use of materials and in the basics of
color and composition. The course attempts to acquaint the student with the world beyond the
studio and the work of artists past and present.
2222 Beginning Ceramics (1/2). Introduces students to fundamental handbuilding techniques and
glazing with an emphasis on form and function.
2232 Beginning Printmaking (1/2). An introduction to relief printing techniques with an emphasis
on woodcuts. Prerequisite: Art 2100 or Art 2200 or permission of instructor.
2242 Beginning Photography (1/2). Explores the camera as a tool for self-expression while
teaching fundamental dark room procedures.
3252 Lettering (1/2). Introduces basic letter forms and the art of calligraphy and examines their use
as a visual element in design. Offered in alternate years.
3300 Intermediate Drawing (1). A continuation of Beginning Drawing using pen and ink, wash and
conte crayon. Prerequisite: Art 2200.
3310 Intermediate Painting (1). A continuation of Beginning Painting. This course attempts to
establish in students the habit of questioning themselves and their work and a commitment to
constant exploration and experimentation. Prerequisite: Art 2210.
3322 Intermediate Ceramics (1/2). A continuation of Beginning Ceramics which introduces students
to wheel throwing techniques and to colored slips, with an emphasis on the cylindrical form.
Prerequisite: Art 2222.
3332 Intermediate Printmaking (1/2). An introduction to intaglio printing techniques. Prerequisite: Art
3342 Intermediate Photography (1/2). Offers an opportunity to develop skills in the uses of
photography and to gain an historical and critical understanding of the field with a concentration
on subject and content rather than technique. Prerequisite: Art 2242.
3400 Advanced Drawing (1). Advanced problems employing various mixed-media techniques.
Prerequisite: Art 3300.
3410 Advanced Painting (1). Concentrates on major contemporary themes and issues in the
medium. Prerequisite: Art 3310.
3422 Advanced Ceramics (1/2). A continuation of previously taught handbuilding and wheel throwing
techniques and an introduction to glaze formulation and kiln building. Prerequisite: Art 3322.
3432 Advanced Printmaking (1/2). Emphasis on individual problems in printmaking, with advanced
work in a particular medium. Prerequisite: Art 3332.
4762-4772 Sehior Project in Studio Art (1/2-1/2). A two-semester course in which the senior
produces a body of work to be evaluated for graduation and shown in a senior exhibition. It is
understood that the department will retain a work from the exhibit.
2500 Art History (1). An introductory course focusing on the challenges faced by artists from
different cultures over the centuries, with emphasis on materials, stylistic and thematic choices,
the art market, and issues of gender.
3500 Ancient Art and Archaeology (1). Focuses on the changing vision of the world and human
experience in ancient art and the forms and techniques which artists evolved to represent that
vision. (Same as Classical Studies 3300). Offered in alternate years.
3510 Northern Renaissance Art (1). A study of painting from the 15th and 16th centuries in
Northern Europe, with special attention paid to the interpretation of symbolic images. Offered in
3510 Italian Renaissance Art (1). A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 14th
through the 16th century in Italy, set in the context of Renaissance thought and culture. Offered
in alternate years.
3520 Baroque Art (1). A study of European art of the 17th Century. Offered in alternate years.
3530 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art (1). A study of European art of the 18th and 19th
centuries in the context of an increasingly industrialized and middle-class society, with attention
paid to the influence of photography and Japanese art. Offered in alternate years.
3540 Modern Art (1). A study of European and American art of the 20th century.
3550 Images of Women in Art and Literature (1 ). A study of representations of women by male and
female artists and writers from the 15th through the 19th century. Offered in alternate years.
3560 Women Artists (1). A study of the work of women artists from the 15th through the 20th
century with particular attention to the impact of gender on artistic production. Offered in
4750-4752 Special Topics (1/2 - 1).
4782 Senior Project in Art History (1/2). A course of directed reading and writing in which the
senior produces a paper to be presented in written and oral form to the department faculty and
4800-4802 Independent Study (1/2 - 1).
4850-4852 Art Internship (1/2 ■ 1). An internship in which a student works with a local business firm
or artist under the supervision of the Art Department. Prerequisite: Consent of Art Department.
4860-4863 Museumship (1 ). An internship offered in cooperation with the Ivlississippi Museum of Art
or another regional museum, enabling students to gain insight into the functions of various
museum departments. Prerequisite: Consent of Art Department.
Professor: Jonathan M. Sweat, A.Mus.O.
Associate Professors: McCarrell L Ayers, M.M.
Timothy C. Coker, Ph.D., Chair
Donald D. Kilmer, M.M.
Francis E. Polanski, M.M.
Assistant Professor: Harrylyn Sallis, M.M.
Instructor: Cheryl W. Coker, M.M.
Goals for Music Learning: Musical independence is the basic aim for music learning at Millsaps
College. Music learning goals have been established to guide students through their study. They
must know how to perform music, to listen to music, to create music, and to analyze music. Students
are expected to move beyond the merely able status in performance toward one that is securely
grounded in understanding of performance norms, acceptable deviations from norms, and critical
application of performance skills. Listening skills must be nurtured and highly developed to allow
students to recognize, evaluate, and learn from artistic performance. Whether students are forming
a musical interpretation or composing an original work, creating is essential to music study and
focuses students' personal involvement with the art. Keen visual and aural perception of the formal
dimensions of music enable students to understand and manage musical thought processes.
Attainment of the above goals should provide a strong intellectual and philosophical foundation for
music study which guides students toward musical independence.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in music with a Bachelor of Music,
Bachelor of Art, or Bachelor of Science degree. All music majors must complete a basic eleven-
course music study that includes three courses and four 1/4 courses in the theory of music
(Concepts and Design in Music I and II, Common Practice Part-Writing Skills, Ear Training Lab
I, II, III, and IV), four 1/2 courses in the history and literature of music (Music History and
Literature I, II, III and IV), eight 1/2 courses and four 1/4 courses in the performance of music
(applied study in major performance area of piano, organ or voice and participation in a major
Requirements for Minor: A student may elect a music minor in piano, voice, organ, or the orchestral
instruments. The course requirements are Concepts and Design in Music I and II, Music History
and Literature I and II and five 1/2 courses in applied music. All students must present one half-
recital after completing their applied music study.
Bachelor of Music
The degree of Bachelor of Music with a performance major (piano, organ or voice) or a church
music major (organ or voice emphasis) may be earned with three additional 1/2 courses in the
theory of music (Form and Analysis, Counterpoint, and Orchestration/Computer Applications), one
additional course in the history and literature of music (Seminar in Music Literature), and one
additional course in the performance of music (Choral Conducting). Voice performance majors
must complete four additional courses in modern languages, two each in German and French.
Piano performance majors must complete two additional 1/2 courses in skills for music educators
(Piano Pedagogy I and II), two 1/4 courses in voice, two courses in one modern foreign
language, and one 1/2 course in the history and literature of music (Literature for the Piano).
Organ performance majors must complete one additional course in performance of music
(Conducting from the Organ Console and Service Playing), two 1/4 courses in voice, two courses
in one modern foreign language, and one 1 /2 music elective course. All performance majors must
present a full recital during the junior and senior years.
In addition to the core and music major requirements, all candidates for the Bachelor of Music
degree with a major in church music must complete two courses in one modern foreign language,
three courses in the history and literature of music (Choral Conducting/Literature Lab, Church
Music Literature and Hymnology and Seminar in Music Literature), one course in religion, one
course in performance of music (Choral Conducting) and Music Internship for Church Musicians.
Church music majors must present a full recital during the senior year.
Bachelor of Arts
In addition to the core and music major requirements, all candidates for Bachelor of Arts degree
with a major in music must present a full recital during the senior year.
Bachelor of Science
In addition to the core and music major requirements, all candidates for Bachelor of Science
degree must present a full recital during the senior year.
Candidates for B.M., B.A. or B.S. degrees can earn teacher certification by completing the
following additional courses: Choral Conducting, Choral Conducting/Literature Lab, Music
Methods for Today's Schools, and the necessary courses in education, including Student
All students studying applied music must attend weekly repertoire classes, attend all required
recitals presented by the Department of Music, and take an examination before the faculty at the
end of each semester.
All keyboard majors are required to do accompanying each semester for either a singer, an
instrumentalist, or one of the vocal ensembles.
All music majors must demonstrate keyboard proficiency. Students must enroll in piano or organ
until the proficiency is met. To pass the proficiency students are required to play all major,
harmonic and melodic minor scales, major and minor arpeggios at least two octaves, read a
simple hymn at sight, play three vocalises which utilize I, IV and V chords in all major keys, and
perform one memorized composition for piano at the difficulty level of a Bach Two-Part Invention
with good fingering, phrasing, and dynamics. In lieu of the proficiency, eight semesters of
keyboard study with a minimum grade of "B" each semester can be substituted.
To enter the four-year degree program in piano, students should have an adequate musical and
technical background and should be able to play all major and minor scales. They should have
had some learning experience in all periods of the standard student repertoire, such as the Bach
Two-Part Inventions, the Haydn and Mozart Sonatas, the Mendelssohn Songs Without Words
and the Bartok Mikrokosmos.
To enter the four-year degree program in organ, the student should have completed sufficient
piano study to play the Bach Two-Part Inventions, Haydn and Mozart Sonatas, and compositions
by Chopin, Schumann or Mendelssohn. The student should be able to play all major and minor
scales and arpeggios.
To enter the four-year degree program in voice, the student should possess above average vocal
talent and evidence ability to sing with correct pitch, phrasing, and musical intelligence, should
know the rudiments of music, and should be able to sing a simple song at sight. A student should
have experience in singing works from the standard repertoire.
Music majors are required to pass a special performance jury before being admitted to upper
divisional status. This upper divisional exam, taken at the end of the fourth semester of applied
study, consists of a twenty minute program.
1000 Concepts and Design in Music I (1). Explores the basic underlying principles and concepts
related to musical abstraction. Students discover and apply thought processes utilized by
composers. Independent creative activities which have expressive intent form the core of student
1001, 1011, 1021, 1031 Ear Training Lab l-IV (1/4). Strives to fine-tune student aural acuity in
music. Computer-based training and instructor assistance focus on melodic, harmonic, rhythmic,
and pitch perception constructs of music.
1010 Concepts and Design in Music II (1). Emphasizes music conventions and constructs which
shape and define music style. Modal, tonal, and serial approaches to composition are studied.
Student compositions and performances provide focus for the study.
1020 Common Practice Part-Writing Skills (1). Examines part-writing procedures for chorale and
related styles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with emphasis on theoretical analysis.
Student repetition of style characteristics provides focus for the class.
1501 Singers (1/4). Performs important choral works from all major style periods. A cappella and
accompanied presentations are balanced. To receive credit, a student must complete the full
1511 Ensembles (1/4). Gives students opportunities to perform significant works for small
ensembles. Vocal and instrumental are offered according to student needs. To receive credit, a
student must complete the full year.
3012 Counterpoint (1/2). Probes eighteenth-century polyphony. Strict species counterpoint and
period contrapuntal forms such as invention and fugue are studied. Drill and practice culminate
in student contrapuntal compositions.
3102-3112 Music History and Literature I & II (1). Seeks to place music developments within the
larger context of human history. The first half of the semester looks at music evolution from
monophonic music of the ancient period through polyphony of the Renaissance, while the second
half examines innovations and stylistic traits prevalent in the Baroque era.
3122-3132 Music History and Literature III & IV (1). Examines music and its place in Western
culture from the middle of the eighteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. The
first half focuses on Classical period forms and their evolution during the Romantic period, while
the second half explores eclectic forms and styles of major twentieth century composers.
3002 Form and Analysis (1/2). Investigates the presentation, development, and relatedness of
musical ideas through harmonic and structural analysis of music forms. Student written analyses
and class presentations are an integral part of the study.
3500 Choral Conducting (1). Provides theoretical and practical background for leading a choral
ensemble. The class functions as a laboratory for developing conducting techniques.
3510 Choral Literature Lab (1). Provides additional support for developing conducting/analytical
skills while utilizing significant choral literature. The class functions as a laboratory.
4002 Orchestration and Computer Applications (1/2). Identifies idiomatic characteristics of
instruments utilized in composition and explores application of compositional techniques available
on the computer. Student transcriptions and original compositions will be used in the class.
4102 Literature for the Piano (1/2). Surveys standard piano repertoire with emphasis on discovery
of stylistic characteristics of major keyboard composers. Student research forms an integral part
of the study
41 1 Church Music Literature/Hymnology (1 ). Explores significant large and small forms of sacred
music during the first half of the course. The second half examines hymnody with emphasis on
English and American development of the form.
41 30 Literature for the Voice (1 ). Surveys solo song form of the Renaissance through the Twentieth
Century as well as literature from oratorio and opera. The course emphasizes recital/concert
program building from a historical perspective. Class performance is expected.
4200 Music Methods for Today's Schools (1). Explores strategies for teaching grades K - 12.
Elementary topics include Suzuki, Dalcroze, Kodaly, and Orff techniques, while secondary topics
emphasize choral methods.
4202 Piano Pedagogy I (1/2). Emphasizes techniques and materials used in teaching piano to
children and older students in both private and class instruction. Papers on topics relating to
piano teaching are expected.
421 Vocal Diction (1 ). Emphasizes the International Phonetic Alphabet as the prime tool for proper
pronunciation of Italian, French, German, and English vocal texts. Word-by-word translations of
foreign texts are utilized to assist dramatic and correct pronunciation. Class performance is
4220 Vocal Pedagogy (1). Explores the physical musculature and mechanics of singing, the use of
technical exercises, and the psychology of vocal teaching. Investigation of basic repertoire for
the beginning teacher forms an integral part of the course.
4500 Conducting from the Organ Console and Service Playing (1). Emphasizes choral conducting
techniques and literature for the church organist during the first half of the semester. The second
half focuses on organ style for accompanying hymns and anthems.
4852 Internship for Church Musicians (1/2). Provides the prospective church musician practical
experience under the guidance of a practicing, full time church musician. Five to eight hours each
week are spent in the church setting.
4862 Piano Pedagogy II (1/2). Continues work begun in Piano Pedagogy I. Actual teaching in an
internship context is required.
4900 Seminar in Music Literature (1). Provides a framework for placing major music genres such
as opera, concerto, chamber music, symphony, and art song into historical perspective. Student
research and presentation are expected.
VI Elective Voice for the Non-Major (1/4 ■ 1/2). Employs basic vocal repertoire appropriate for
individual vocal growth of the non-music major. Historical style development as well as breath
support, posture, phonation, enunciation, articulation, and related singing skills are emphasized.
Weekly repertoire class is required.
Pi Piano for the Non-Major (1 /4 - 1/2). Introduces appropriate literature from the major style periods
and technical drill to enable student growth in performance skills. Stylistic analysis is emphasized.
Weekly repertoire class is required.
01 Elective Organ for the Non-Major (1/2). Provides keyboard and pedal technique needed to
perform major organ literature. Sufficient piano background is necessary. Weekly Repertoire
Class is required.
II Elective Instrumental Study (1/4 - 1/2). Provides fundamental technique for performance on
orchestral instruments. Literature appropriate for each student is utilized.
VI Applied Voice for the Music Major and Minor (1/2). Covers a larger body of literature than
elective voice. Intensive development of technique is approached through works of Vaccai,
Shakespeare, Marches!, Vennard, McCloskey, Miller, and others. Weekly repertoire class is
P1 Applied Piano for the Music Major and Minor (1/2). Explores piano literature in depth and aims
toward rapid progress in technical proficiency. A Major goal is to enable student to achieve
successful performance. Weekly repertoire class is required.
01 Applied Organ for the Music Major and Minor (1/2). Emphasizes literature and technique
needed for church organists, performers, or teachers. Weekly Recital Class is required.
II Applied Instrumental Study for the Music Minor (1/2). Provides technique for performance on
orchestral instruments at the level appropriate for a music minor. Literature to enhance student
technique and musical development is employed.
Professor: Lance Goss, A.M., Chair
Assistant Professor: Brent LeFavor, M.A.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in Theatre with ten courses, including
Theatre Experience I and II, Production I and II, Acting I and II, History and Literature of the
Theatre I and II, Directing I and II, Performance (four semesters), and Senior Project.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in Theatre with six courses, including Theatre
Experience I and II, Production I and II, Acting I and II, and Performance (two semesters).
1000 SpeecK Fundamentals: Public Speaking (1). Each student delivers a minimum of five
addresses which deal with progressively more difficult materials and situations. Emphasis on
development of correct breathing, proper pronunciation, accurate enunciation, and an effective
platform manner. Individual attention and criticism.
1010 Speech Fundamentals: Oral Reading (1). Each student presents a minimum of five readings
which deal with progressively more difficult material and situations. Emphasis on interpretation
and platform technique.
1000 The Theatre Experience I (1). Focuses on the role of the audience and the actor-audience
relationship; critics and criticism; the actors and the directors; theatrical genres, comedy and
1010 The Theatre Experience II (1). Considers the playwright and dramatic structure; types of
staging; scenery, costumes and lighting.
1401, 2401, 3401, 4401 Performance (1/4). Practical experience in acting or technical work in
productions by the Millsaps Players. One-quarter credit per semester for a maximum of two full
2102 Acting I (1/2). Basic principles of acting in plays of the modern theatre.
2112 Acting II (1/2). Basic principles of acting in plays of the pre-modern theatre.
2202-2212 Production I & II (1-2). Emphasis on basic stagecraft, lighting, properties and sound. Lab
2252 Stage Makeup (1/2).
3000 History and Literature of the Theatre I (1). From the Greeks through Neo-Classic French.
3010 [History and Literature of the Theatre II (1). From the English Restoration to contemporary.
3202 Scenery and Lighting Design (1/2). Concentrated work in lighting and scenery design. For
the student primarily interested in technical theatre.
3020 Theatre in America (1). American theatre since 1900.
3302 Stage Management (1/2). The role of the stage manager in the modern theatrical production.
3312 Directing I (1/2). Students direct scenes from the modern repertory.
3322 Directing II (1/2). Students direct scenes from the classical repertory.
4102 Senior Project (1/2). The senior theatre student completes a major project in a field of special
interest, such as directing, scenery, lighting or costuming.
4800-4803 Directed Study (1/4 to 1). Designed to cover areas of special interest not included in
other courses. Open only to approved students.
Professors: Catherine Ruggiero Freis, Ph.D., Chair
Richard Freis, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in classical studies with nine courses, of
which tive courses must be in either Latin or Greek. The courses may be distributed among
offerings in Greek, Latin or Classical Civilization, provided that both languages are represented.
Students who intend to teach Latin in the secondary schools must take four courses above the
introductory level for teacher certification. Those who intend to go to graduate school in classics
should take additional language courses in both Greek and Latin. Prospective majors should also
consider off-campus programs in the classics in Rome, Italy, or Athens, Greece. For further
information, see Special Programs section and the chair for the department.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in classical studies with five courses, of which
three must be in either Latin or Greek. The remaining courses may be chosen from offerings in
Greek, Latin or Classical Civilization.
The following courses are conducted in English; they are open to all students for elective and
pass/fail credit. Different courses in this sequence will be offered from year to year.
3000 Myth (1 ). A study of the symbols and motifs of mythology focusing on the myths of Greece and
Rome, with comparative material introduced from near Eastern, American Indian, Asian, African
and Norse mythology.
3100 Greek Tragedy (1). The course will begin with an introductory study of Greek theatre
production and the social-religious context of Greek tragedy, together with an examination of
ritual drama in contemporary Japan, China, India and Bali. The class will then read the main
surviving works of the three great tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and close
with two critical works, Aristotle's Poetics and Aristophanes' comedy about tragedy. The Frogs.
A number of performances of Greek tragedy and other theatrical experiences will be part of the
3200 The Classical Epic (1). Many great literatures have their foundation in epic. At the head of
Western literature and thought stand the two Homeric poems, the ////acf and the Odyssey. The
class will begin by studying their Mesopotamian forerunner, the Gilgamesh, and then turn to a
study of the Homeric poems in themselves and as shaping factors in Western civilization. Then,
after a brief study of later Greek works, it will turn to Vergil's Aeneid, in which the Homeric poems
are transformed in the sen/ice of a quite different but no less important vision of humanity.
Additional epic literature from India, Africa and China will be part of the course.
3300 Classical Art and Archaeology (1). This course will focus on the changing vision of the world
and human experience in ancient Greek and Roman art and the forms and techniques which
artists evolved to represent that vision. The class also will examine the techniques and the efforts
of archaeologists to bring the lost works of ancient civilization to light. There will be a field trip
to the Museum of Classical Archaeology at the University of Mississippi.
3400 Women in the Ancient World (1). This course will study the roles of women in the ancient
world. The focus will be on women in Greece and Rome with comparative material drawn from
Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia.
3500 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (1). A survey of ancient philosophy through the medieval
period (same as Philosophy 3010).
3750-3753 Special Topics (1).
Courses numbered 2010-2050 are suitable for second year course work.
1010-1 020 Introduction to Greek (1 ). Primary emphasis is on mastery of grammar, vocabulary, and
forms with some attention to Greek literature and culture. Readings include selections from the
New Testament, Greek philosophy and Homer.
2010 Plato (1). Selected readings from the Dialogues.
2020 Greek J^ew Testament (1). Selected readings from The Gospels and Paul.
2030 Homer (1 ). Selected readings from the Iliad.
2040 Euripides (1). A reading of one of the plays.
2050 John (1). Selected readings from the Gospel of John.
3750-3753 Special Topics (1/4 to 1). Study of such authors as Homer, the lyric poets, Aeschylus,
Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Demosthenes, Plato. Aristotle, New Testament writers, and
Greek composition, prose or verse.
Courses numbered 2110-2150 are suitable for second year work.
1110-1120 Introduction to Latin (1). Primary emphasis is on mastery of grammar, vocabulary and
forms with some attention to Latin literature and culture. Readings include selections from Latin
prose and poetry.
2110 Ovid (1). Selected readings from the Metamorphoses.
2120 Virgil (1). Selected readings from the Aeneid.
2130 Petronius (1). Selected readings from the Satyricon.
2140 Catullus (1). Selected readings.
2150 Roman Love Elegy (1). Selected readings.
3750-3753 Special Topics (1/4 to 1). Study of such authors as Horace, the elegists, Lucretius,
Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Juvenal, Petronius, Plautus, Terence and Latin composition, prose or verse.
Elizabeth Chisholm Chair of Arts and Letters
Professors: William Charles Sallis, Ph.D., Chair
Robert S. McElvaine, Ph.D
Assistant Professors: David C. Davis, Ph.D.
Patrick E. Delana, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in history with nine courses, including both
semesters of History of the United States, Special Problems in History, and one course each in
the European and Non-Western areas.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in history with four courses, including both
semesters of History of the United States.
2100 History of the United States to 1877 (1). A survey of the cultures and history of the peoples
that lived in the area that became the United States, from the Pre-Columbian era through
European colonization, the introduction of African slaves, the American Revolution, the early
Republic, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
2110 History of the United States Since 1 877 (1 ). A survey of the main developments in the United
States and how they affected American men and women from the end of Reconstruction through
industrialization and urbanization, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the rise
of a partial welfare state, and the Cold War, down to the present.
2120 Women and Men in America (1). An interdisciplinary examination of the history of women and
the ways in which they have interacted with men and male-dominated institutions over the course
of American history. The course will employ works of literature, art, film and music among its
means of exploring the changing lives of women and men in America.
2300 The Cross Cultural American Heritage I & II (1-2). An interdisciplinary study concentrating
on the historic and contemporary experience of black people in America. The first semester
covers the period up to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 The second semester covers the
period from 1877 to the present.
231 African History and Society (1 ). An interdisciplinary survey of major themes in African history
from the earliest records of human activity on the continent to the struggles for South Africa.
Literature, music, art and popular culture will be studied as ways of understanding the complex
contemporary issues faced by Africans.
2320 Topics in African History (1). An interdisciplinary examination of a particular topic, period, or
region in African history. The topics, which include "The Shaping of South Africa," and "Listening
to the African Past," will change from year to year. A student may take the course more than
once if the topics are different.
2400 Middle Eastern History and Society (1 ). An interdisciplinary survey of major themes in Middle
Eastern history from the advent of Islam to the Persian Gulf conflict and the Madrid Peace
Conference. Literature, music, art and popular culture will be studied as ways of understanding
the contemporary issues faced by men and women of this region.
2410 Topics in Middle Eastern History (1). An interdisciplinary examination of a particular topic,
period or region in Middle Eastern history. The topics, which include "The Twice-Promised Land"
and "Islam in History," will change from year to year. A student may take the course more than
once if the topics are different.
3100 The Old South (1). A study of the development of the southern region of the United States
from the time of discovery to the beginning of the Civil War.
3110 Civil War and Reconstruction (1). An examination of the political, economic, military,
diplomatic, and social aspects of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
31 20 The New South (1 ). A study of the development of the South after the Civil War to the present.
3130 American Revolution and Establishment of Federal Union, 1754-1789 (1). An examination
of the political, economic, social and cultural events which led to the American colonial revolt
against Britain and the establishment of the Federal union in the Constitution of 1787.
3140 Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1789-1848 (1). A continuation of American Revolution and
Establishment of Federal Union, this course will examine the political, economic, social and
cultural history of the United States from the Administration of George Washington to the
conclusion of the Mexican War.
31 50 American Social and Intellectual History (1 ). An exploration of aspects of American thought,
values and society from the colonial period to the present, focusing on the ways in which
Americans have viewed themselves and how American ideas and values have differed from
those of other peoples.
3160 Topics in American Culture (1). An interdisciplinary exploration of a particular topic in
American culture. The history, literature, thought, music, art and popular culture of a period (such
as a decade) or aspect of the United States will be studied. Topics will change from year to year,
and a student may take the course more than once if the topics are different. Among the topics
for particular courses are "The Great Depression," "The Sixties," and "Our Times: America Since
3200 Renaissance Culture and Society (1). An interdisciplinary exploration of Renaissance culture
3210 Reformation Theology and Society (1). An interdisciplinary investigation of Reformation
theology and society.
3220 Age of Revolution (1). An interdisciplinary investigation of the society, politics, and culture of
Europe in*the 17th and 18th centuries.
3230 20th Century European History and Culture (1). An interdisciplinary examination of 20th
Century European history and culture.
3240 Topics in European Culture and History (1). An interdisciplinary examination of a particular
topic, period, or region of European culture. Topics will change, and a student may take the
course more than once if the topics are different.
4750 Special Problems in History (1). An examination of how history is written and interpreted and
of problems in American and European civilization. May be taken by students who have two
courses in history and is required of all history majors.
4760 Special Topics in History (1). This course addresses areas not covered in other courses. It
may be repeated for credit with different topics. Offered on demand.
4800-4802 Directed Readings (1/2, 1/4 or 1).
Professors: Michael H. Mitias, Ph.D.,Chair
Robert H. King. Ph.D
Associate Professor: Steven G. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor: Theodore G. Ammon, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in philosophy with eight courses, including
Logic, both semesters of History of Philosophy, and Senior Seminar. One core topics course
taught by an instructor from the Philosophy Department may be used to meet the requirements
of the philosophy major.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in philosophy with any four courses from the
1000 Introduction to Philosophy (1). A basic introduction to some of the main problems, such as
knowledge, human nature, art, the good and God.
1210 Logic (1). This course will focus upon prepositional logic and quantification, and to a lesser
extent upon syllogistic logic. Attention will be given to scientific method and induction, and to
informal analysis of arguments in language.
2000 Ways of Knowing (1). An introduction to the theories of knowledge from a variety of
philosophical traditions, including feminism, pragmatism, mysticism, empiricism and rationalism.
A central concern of the course will be the relationship between science and philosophy in the
acquisition of knowledge.
2010 Social and Political Philosophy (1). An inquiry into the basic principles of social and political
organization, with special emphasis on the concepts of government, justice, punishment, family,
property, work and peace. Offered in alternate years.
2020 Ethics (1). A reasoned exploration of the nature of the best life for individuals and societies.
3010-3020 History of Philosophy I & II (1-2). The first semester is a survey of western philosophy
through the (viedieval Period, and the second semester from the Renaissance through the
3030 20th Century Philosophy (1). A survey of western philosophy from 1900 to the present.
Offered in alternate years.
3150 Existentialism (1). A study of the basic works of thinkers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,
Heidegger, Sartre, Mafce\ and Jaspers. Offered in alternate years.
3210 Aesthetics (1). A study of the following question: What is the nature of art, aesthetic
experience and aesthetic judgment? Offered in alternate years.
3230 Philosophy of Human Nature (1). An inquiry into the defining attributes of humanity, with
consideration of symbol use and rationality embodiment, emotion and gender Offered in
3310 Philosophy of Religion (1). Investigation of issues arising from religious experience and
beliefs, including the nature of the divine, evil and human destiny. Offered in alternate years.
3610 Metaphysics (1). This course will consider traditional philosophical questions about "Being*
such as, but not limited to: What is reality? Do I have free will? Is there a God? What kind of
thing am I? The course may either survey briefly the history of metaphysics or cover one or two
philosophers in detail. Offered in alternate years.
3750 Special Topics (1).
4800 Directed Readings (1).
4900 Senior Seminar (1). Intensive reading in selected issues, schools, and thinkers for senior
Professors: Thomas Wiley Lewis, III, Ph.D., Chair
Robert H. King, Ph.D.
Lee H. Reiff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor: Steven G. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor: David S. Blix, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in religion with eight courses, including
Religious Studies Seminar taken in the senior year. (Majors are expected to enroll in this seminar
each time it is offered.) One core topics course taught by an instructor from the Religion
Department may be used to meet the requirements of the religion major.
Requirements for Minor: Students may complete a minor in religion with four courses from the
Religion Department, including Religious Studies Seminar.
Concentration in Christian Education
An interdisciplinary area of concentration in Christian Education is available to students with a
major or minor in religion. For specific requirements, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
2000 Introduction to Religious Studies (1). A wide-ranging exploration of the phenomenon of
religion and the different kinds of questions that can be asked about it.
2010 Religion and Ethics (1). A study of how religions shape moral reasoning about personal and
social issues. Offered in alternate years.
2110 World Religions I (1). A study of the history, literature, and thought of Judaism, Christianity
and Islam with attention to their relations with each other and with other traditions at different
historic moments. Offered in alternate years.
21 20 World Religions II (1 ). A study of the history, literature and thought of the religions of India and
East Asia. Offered in alternate years.
2210 Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) (1). An introduction to the history, literature and thought
of ancient Israel. Offered in alternate years.
2220 New Testament and Early Christianity (1 ). An introduction to the background and beginnings,
the earliest development and thought of Christianity. Offered in alternate years.
3110 Christianity in the Western World (1). A study of the rise, consolidation, development and
influence of Christianity in the West. Offered in alternate years.
3120 Modern Theology (1). An examination of major developments in theology from the
Enlightenment to the present, with attention to such figures as Schleiermacher, Barth, Tillich,
Rahner and the Niebuhrs, and to contemporary movements such as the liberation theologies and
global theology. Offered in alternate years.
3150 Religion and Culture (1), A study of selected issues in the relationship between religion and
the modern arts, sciences, and politics. Offered in alternate years.
3600 The Educational Ministry of the Church (1). An examination of the purpose and
implementation of the church's educational ministry. Offered on demand.
3900-4900 Religious Studies Seminar (1). Intensive reading and discussion of selected texts and
issues of contemporary interest in religious studies. (Topics will be announced each time the
course is offered; since topics change with each offering, a course may be retaken for credit.)
The program in European Studies is designed for students who are keenly interested in European
affairs and culture. The major and minor in European Studies cut across traditional disciplinary
boundaries and allow the student to work with faculty to design a program of study which integrates
those aspects of European affairs which best meet the student's interests. European art, business,
economics, history, languages, literatures, music, philosophy, political science and sociology are
among the areas of study available to students in European Studies. For further information, see the
Director of the European Studies Program.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in European Studies with twelve courses,
including four courses (or the equivalent) in one modern European language and two courses
in a second European language. They must also take Introduction to European Studies and the
European Studies Colloquium. They choose their remaining four courses from an approved list
of courses pertaining to European art, culture, history, music, philosophy, politics, and related
disciplines. No more than two of those courses may be from one division.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in European Studies by completing four
courses (or the equivalent) in one modern European language. Introduction to European Studies,
and four approved courses, of which no more than two may be from one division.
2000 Introduction to European Studies (1). This course provides an orientation to the field by
surveying such issues and aspects of European affairs as language and ethnic groups, religions,
political and economic systems, physical and cultural geography, and cultural movements of this
4000 European Studies Colloquium (1). An interdisciplinary research forum in which students
pursue their individual, directed reading and writing projects within a selected area of
The program in Women's Studies is designed to promote greater attention to women's experiences
and to the analytical techniques used by feminist critics in various disciplines to examine issues
raised by those experiences. For further information, see the Coordinator of Women's Studies.
Requirements for Area of Concentration: Students may elect an area of concentration in Women's
Studies with five courses from an approved list. These courses must include Introduction to
Women's Studies and Women's Studies Senior Project.
1000 Introduction to Women's Studies (1). This course is an interdisciplinary course that surveys
the major issues raised by women's experiences, primarily in western culture but with some
multicultural perspectives. Students will learn the analytical techniques and methodologies used
in Women's Studies.
4000 Women's Studies Senior Project (1). This course provides a capstone experience in which
students engage in individual projects reflecting feminist theory and practice. Arranged like an
independent study, but with some group meetings, each student will choose a faculty director
with whom to work.
1000 Introduction to Liberal Studies (1). This course is designed to introduce students to the
academic community, to provide opportunities for intellectual growth through critical thinking and
writing on subjects of general interest, and to initiate a process of self-reflection that will
continue to graduation.
1118-1128 The Heritage of the West in World Perspective (2-2). Beginning with the ancient
period and continuing to the present, this program brings together history, literature, philosophy,
religion and the arts in an integrated approach to the study of Western culture within a global
context. It is the equivalent of two courses extending throughout the year. This course meets
the requirements of Core 2-5 and the fine arts requirement.
1200 Topics of the Ancient World (1). Courses with different topics address developments in the
period fr6m 1000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E. from a variety of perspectives, including history, literature,
philosophy, religion and the arts. This course meets the requirements of Core 2.
1300 Topics of the Premodern World (1). Courses with different topics address developments
from 300 to 1600 from a variety of perspectives, including history, literature, philosophy, religion
and the fine arts. This course meets the requirements of Core 3.
1600 Topics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (1). Courses with different topics address
issues relating to society and the individual by applying the methods of psychology, sociology,
politics, and economics. This course meets the requirements of Core 6.
1700 Topics in Natural Science I (1). Courses with different topics address issues relating to the
natural world by applying the methods of biology, chemistry, geology and physics. This course
includes a laboratory and meets the requirements of Core 7 and 9.
1750 Topics in Natural Science II (1). Courses with different topics address issues relating to the
natural world by applying the methods of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. This course
does not include a laboratory and therefore does not meet the Core 7 requirement. It does,
however, fulfill the Core 9 requirement.
2400 Topics of the Modern World (1). Courses with different topics address developments from
1600 to 1900 from a variety of perspectives, including history, literature, philosophy, religion,
and the arts. This course meets the requirements of Core 4.
2500 Topics of the Contemporary World (1). Courses with different topics address developments
in the twentieth century from a variety of perspectives, including history, literature, philosophy,
religion, and fine arts. This course meets the requirements of Core 5.
4000 Reflections on Liberal Studies (1). This course is designed to provide students with an
opportunity to draw together the various strands of their education, to make connections among
disciplines, and to prepare for a responsible role within the larger community. Prerequisite:
Senior status and completion of all other core requirements.
Language and Literature
Professors: Robert Padgett, A.M.
Suzanne Marrs, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Judith Page, Ph.D., Chair
Austin Wilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Anne MacMaster, Ph.D.
Marc Mazzone, M.A.
Gregory Miller, Ph.D.
Cammy Thomas, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in English with ten courses in English,
as well as one course beyond the intermediate level in a foreign language. Required courses
include Introduction to Interpretation, which is a prerequisite to most courses in the English
Department, and the Senior Colloquium. Students must select four courses from different
historical periods and one course that has a primary focus on an author or selected authors.
Students may count up to two core topics courses which have a primary emphasis on literature
toward the major. A student who completes an Honors paper in English may also count that
work as one elective course. Students may count up to two half-credit internships toward the
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in English with five courses, one of which
must be Introduction to Interpretation. One core topics course with a primary emphasis on
literature may be used to meet this requirement.
1000 Introduction to Interpretation (1). This course is a prerequisite to most courses in the
English department. It focuses on a variety of interpretive problems and on different kinds of
texts, including films.
3100 Studies in Medieval Literature (1). This course is designed to introduce students to a wide
range of themes, genres, and texts written before 1500. The specific topics will vary in different
years, but may include the romance, women's spiritual autobiography the cycle plays, or
religious writings. Prerequisite: English 1000.
3110 Studies in Renaissance Literature (1). This course will include the study of poets and prose
writers of the Tudor, Stuarl, and Commonwealth periods, with emphasis on Mary and Philip
Sidney Spenser, Wroth, Donne, Jonson and Milton. Prerequisite: English 1000.
3120 Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (1). This course will focus on
a variety of themes and topics in literature from the English Restoration through the eighteenth
century. The topics, which will vary from year to year, will include satire, the novel, drama, and
Johnson and his age. Prerequisite: English 1000.
3130 Studies in Nineteenth Century British Literature (1). The specific content of this course
will vary from year to year, with topics focusing on significant issues in Romantic and/or
Victorian literature. The course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite:
3150 Studies in American Literature Before 1920 (1). A study of the literary history of the United
States, focusing upon the poetry, drama, and/or fiction of the colonial and Federal period, on
the American Renaissance, or on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Course
content will vary from semester to semester. The course may be repeated for credit with a
different topic. Prerequisite: English 1000.
3180 Studies in Twentieth Century Literature (1). Students will read, discuss, and write about
British, American, South African, Caribbean, and other twentieth century texts. The specific
content will vary from year to year, but possibilities include such topics as Modernism as a
literary movement, the modern novel, modern and contemporary poetry, and twentieth century
drama. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: English 1000.
3200 Special Studies in Literary History (1). This course will involve the study of the
transformations, transitions, and continuities in literary history. Specific topics will vary, but
possibilities include the transition from Neoclassical to Romantic literature, the move from the
Victorian to the modern period, or the development of American autobiography. Prerequisite:
3300 Chaucer (1). This course will consider Chaucer's major works, including The Canterbury
Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, in the larger cultural context of the fourteenth century. Special
attention will be given to Chaucer's experimentation with a wide variety of poetic forms.
Prerequisite: English 1000. Offered in alternate years.
3310 Shakespeare (1). This course will explore the poetic and dramatic career of William
Shakespeare within the context of his age and from the perspective of contemporary critical
approaches. Prerequisite: English 1000 or permission of instructor.
3320 Milton (1). With a primary emphasis on Paradise Lost, this course will consider Milton's
works and his career from "Lycidas" through Samson Agonistes. Prerequisite: English 1000 or
permission of instructor.
3350 Authorial Studies (1). This course will be devoted to the works of one or more authors,
focusing on their texts in the context of their lives and cultures. Possible authors include:
Hawthorne, James, and Wharton, Joyce and Woolf, Tennyson and Faulkner, or Austen and
Scott. The course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: English 1000
or permission on instructor.
3500 Lyric Poetry (1). This course traces the development of the lyric in English beginning with
Chaucer and ending with poets of the late twentieth century. Prerequisite 1000. Offered in
3510 The Novel (1). This course will take up issues related to the novel as a genre. Topics might
include history of the novel and related long narrative forms, the novels of one particular time
period, or cross-cultural studies of the novel. Prerequisite: English 1000. Offered in alternate
3520 The Short Story (1). This course in the short story as a genre will consider its history and
development, its characteristics and types, its similarities with and differences from other forms
of narrative, and the various critical approaches and theories concerned with the form.
Prerequisite: English 1000. Offered in alternate years.
3530 The Drama (1). This course will explore drama as a literary and theatrical mode. The focus
of the course may vary from emphasizing the history of drama from classical to contemporary,
the study of types (tragedy, comedy, etc.) or relationship to other modes (narrative, film, opera).
Prerequisite: English 1000. Offered in alternate years.
3540 Film Studies (1). This course will consider the cultural and artistic significance of film. The
content of the course will vary, potentially emphasizing such issues as the relationship between
film and another genre, films of a particular period or style, or the history of film. Offered in
3550 History of Literary Criticism (1). This course includes an historical survey of major theorists
and movements from the ancient world through postmodernism. Prerequisite: English 1000.
Offered in alternate years.
3560 Literary Problems (1). This course will involve an open inquiry into the different questions
raised by literary study; questions and texts will change from year to year, but the primary
focus will be on the way in which theory shapes the way we view literature. Prerequisite:
English 1000. Offered in alternate years.
3570 Theory and Practice of Narrative (1). This course addresses the nature of narrative with
attention given to some of the leading theorists of narrative and the reading of selective
narratives - drawn from fables, myths, poems, short stories, novels, as well as historical
narratives, case studies, and movies - in the light of these theories. Prerequisite: English 1000.
Offered in alternate years.
3580 Special Studies in Form and Genre (1). This course will trace the development of a genre
or mode over several literary periods and/or across different literary traditions: for example, the
pastoral elegy from ancient Greece through the English literature or classical and modern
drama. Prerequisite: English 1000. Offered in alternate years.
3800-3802 Directed Study in English (1/2 or 1). If students wish to pursue a subject or problem
beyond the standard curricular offerings, they must plan such a course with an instructor and
obtain that instructor's permission to register for this option.
3852 Internships in English (1/2). Under the guidance of an English department faculty sponsor,
students may elect to take up to two half-credit internships, working in such areas as public
relations, advertising, theatre, or journalism.
4900 Senior Colloquium (1). All English majors are required to take this course in the spring of
their senior year; coordinated by one faculty member but with the participation of other
members of the department, this course is designed to help students consolidate and build on
their studies and prepare for comprehensives. It will be graded credit/no credit.
Literature and Culture
2100 Literature and Feminism (1). The specific topic of this course will vary, but the course will
include the writings of both women and men, with particular attention to issues of gender and
literary influence (e.g., Milton's influence on women writers). Offered in alternate years.
2110 Southern Literature and Culture (1). This course involves a study of Southern poets,
dramatists, and/or writers of fiction in the context of the Southern culture out of which and
about which they write. Content will vary. Offered in alternate years.
2120 Ethnic American Literatures (1). This course will focus on various aspects of African
American, Asian American, Chicano, Jewish, Native American, and/or other ethnic American
literatures will be studied. Content will vary. Offered in alternate years.
2130 Women Writers (1). The particular writers, periods, and genres covered will vary, but the
works of women writers will be read in the light of their cultural contexts and of current feminist
methodologies. Texts will reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of women writing in English.
Offered in alternate years.
2440-2450 Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature (1). Courses in this category cross disciplinary
boundaries and are cross-listed with another department. Possibilities include literature and
history, literature and art, literature and philosophy, or literature and religion.
3750 Special Topics in Literature and Culture (1). The specific content will vary, but this course
will consider the interplay of texts and their cultural or multi-cultural contexts; the course may
focus on such topics as new literature in English or on literature and popular culture in
Victorian England. Offered in alternate years.
Rhetoric, Writing and Pedagogy
1010 Writing and Thinking (1). This course is designed to provide additional writing experience
to students who have already taken Introduction to Liberal Studies. Prerequisite: Liberal Studies
1000 and recommendation of instructor.
2400 Introduction to Creative Writing (1). Students will study the forms, techniques, and
processes of fiction, poetry, or script writing by reading models and by practicing their own
writing. Students will discuss their own writing in the context of readings from traditional and
contemporary works. The specific focus of the course will vary from year to year.
2410 Expository Writing (1). This course will focus on the art of essay writing in various modes.
Required readings will vary, but there will always be a substantial amount of writing and
revising. Offered on demand.
2420 Teaching Writing: A Practicum (1). This course is a practical study of how people learn to
write, with attention to the student's own writing, examination of the writing process and of the
theory and practice of teaching writing. Practice in tutoring in the Writing Center is an essential
part of this course.
2430 Journalism (1). This basic course teaches the skills of news writing and reporting, including
the history and principles of journalism and the techniques of layout and copy writing. Offered
3400 Writing and Reading Fiction (1). An advanced class in the reading and writing of fiction.
Prerequisite: English 2400. Offered in alternate years.
3410 Writing and Reading Poetry (1). An advanced class in the reading and writing of poetry
Class time will be divided between discussing poems by writers outside the class and students'
own work. Prerequisite: English 2400. Offered in alternate years.
3760-3762 Special Projects in Writing (1/4, 1/2 or 1). This course is designed for students who
want to pursue an independent writing project beyond work done in one of the established
courses. Students must obtain permission of the instructor to register for this option.
Associate Professors: Robert A. Quinn, Ph.D., Chair
Priscilla Fermon, Ph.D.
Robert Joel Kahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Claudine Chadeyras, Ph.D.
Karl Markgraf, Ph.D.
Requirements tor Major: Students may complete a major in French or in Spanish with a minimum
of nine courses in the same language. They are, however, encouraged to take eleven or more.
To major in a modern language, students must successfully complete at least seven courses
beyond the Basic level. Of the courses for the major, at least two must be literature courses -
preferably the two sun/ey courses - taken at Millsaps.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in French, German, or Spanish. Students
are encouraged to take eight courses, but a minimum of six courses in the same language is
required. To minor in a modern language, students must successfully complete at least four
courses beyond the Basic level. Of the courses for the minor, at least one must be a literature
course. All courses beyond the intermediate level must be taken at Millsaps.
Placement in Modern Languages
Since proficiency in a language can be both a culturally beneficial and financially rewarding
skill, students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn a language well.
To help decide the level at which students should study a modern language, the department
gives a standard placement test just before the beginning of the (all semester. All entering
students who have previously studied a language and wish to study a modern language at
Millsaps must take this test.
To satisfy the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Liberal Studies
degree, students must demonstrate proficiency at the Intermediate level (that is, score high
enough on the placement test to show that their proficiency is equal to that of Millsaps students
who have successfully completed the intermediate course) or present transcripts verifying that
they have completed the equivalent of Millsaps' Basic and Intermediate language courses in
a specific language.
By taking this placement test and scoring high enough to demonstrate proficiency at the
Intermediate level, students can satisfy the language requirement (that is, they will not be
required to take the Basic and Intermediate courses). No academic credit, however, is awarded
via the test. Those demonstrating proficiency at the Intermediate level are encouraged to
continue their study of the language by taking advanced courses.
Students whose score places them at the beginning of the Intermediate level must take and
successfully complete the Intermediate course. Those whose score places them below the
Intermediate level will be required to take the Basic courses and the Intermediate course in
order to satisfy the language requirement.
Students must take the prerequisites for each modern language course, or credit is not given
for the more advanced course for which the prerequisite is listed. The only exception to taking
the prerequisites is placement into courses via the department's standard placement test. With
the consent of the department chair, the test can be administered at the beginning of the spring
1000 Basic French I (1). An introduction to the essentials of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence
structure. Primary emphasis on understanding and speaking. Secondary emphasis on reading
and writing. Intended for students with no prior study of French. A minimum of one hour per
week in the language laboratory. Taught only in fall and summer.
1010 Basic French II (1). Continuation of Basic French. A minimum of one hour per week in the
language laboratory. Prerequisite: French 1000. Taught only in spring and summer.
2000 Intermediate French (1). Building on Basic French, this course focuses on the practical
application of basic listening and speaking skills. Expands students' reading and writing skills.
A minimum of one hour per week in language laboratory. Prerequisite; French 1010. Offered
only in fall and summer.
2110 Contemporary French Culture (1). Providing the insights into customs, gestures, and daily
culture needed or interacting effectively with speakers of French, this transition course
concentrates on reading skills in a conversational classroom environment. Taught primarily in
French. Prerequisite: French 2000 or its equivalent. Required for all further study in French.
2120 French for the Professions (1). Designed to improve students' knowledge of a chosen field
(such as law, medicine, education, banl<ing, sociology, etc.) and their ability to communicate,
especially in writing. Taught in French. Prerequisite: French 2110. Offered on demand
3200 Survey of French Literature up to the Revolution (1). A close study of the major works
produced in France from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. Taught in French. Prerequisite:
French 2110. Offered in alternate years.
3210 Survey of French Literature after the Revolution (1). A close study of the principal literary
works produced in France from the time of the Revolution to the present. Taught in French.
Prerequisite: French 2110. Offered in alternate years.
3220 French Civilization (1). This course focuses on the art, music, film, legends, history, literary
accomplishments, and cultural aspirations of French-speaking people. Taught in French.
Prerequisite: French 2110.
4750 Special Studies in French (1). Advanced, in-depth study of specific aspects of French
literature, language, or culture. Taught in French. This course may be repeated for credit with
a different topic. Prerequisite: French 2110 and consent of the instructor. Offered in alternate
4800-4803 Directed Study In French (1/4 - 1). For advanced students who wish to do reading
and research in special areas under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the
1000 Basic German I (1). An introduction to the essentials of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence
structure. Primary emphasis on understanding and speaking. Secondary emphasis on reading
and writing. Intended for students with no prior study of German. A minimum of one hour per
week in the language laboratory. Taught only in fall and summer.
1010 Basic German II (1). Continuation of Basic German. A minimum of one hour per week in the
language laboratory. Prerequisite: German 1000. Taught only in spring or summer.
2000 Intermediate German (1). Building on Basic German, this course focuses on the practical
application of basic listening and speaking skills. Expands students' reading and writing skills.
A minimum of one hour per week in language laboratory. Prerequisite: German 1010. Offered
only in fall or summer
2110 Contemporary German Culture (1). Providing the insights into customs, gestures, and daily
culture needed for interacting effectively with speakers of German, this transition course
concentrates on reading skills in a conversational classroom environment. Taught primarily in
German. Prerequisite: German 2000. Required for all further study in German.
2120 German for the Professions (1). Designed to improve students' knowledge of a chosen field
(such as law, medicine, education, banking, sociology, etc.) and their ability to communicate,
especially in writing. Taught in German. Prerequisite: German 2110. Offered on demand.
3200 Survey of German Literature through the Reformation (1). A close study of the major
works produced in German from the Middle Ages to the Reformation. Taught in German.
Prerequisite: German 2110. Offered in alternate years.
3210 Survey of German Literature after the Reformation (1). A close study of the principal
literary works produced in Germany from the time of the Reformation to the present. Taught
in German. Prerequisite: German 2110. Offered in alternate years.
3220 German Civilization (1). This course focuses on the art, music, film, legends, history, literary
accomplishments, and cultural aspirations of German-speaking people. Taught in German.
Prerequisite: German 2110.
4750 Special Studies in German (1). Advanced, in-depth study of specific aspects of German
literature, language, or culture. Taught in German. This course may be repealed for credit with
a different topic. Prerequisite: German 2110 and consent of the instructor. Offered in alternate
4800-4803 Directed Study In German (1/4 - 1). For advanced students who wish to do reading
and research in special areas under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisite; Consent of the
1000 Basic Spanish I (1). An introduction to the essentials of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence
structure. Pnmary emphasis on understanding and speaking. Secondary emphasis on reading
and writing. Intended lor students with no pnor study of Spanish. A minimum of one hour per
week in the language laboratory. Taught only in fall and summer
1010 Basic Spanish II (1). Continuation of Basic Spanish. A minimum of one hour per week in
the language laboratory. Prerequisite: Spanish 1000. Taught only in the spring and summer.
2000 Intermediate Spanish (1). Building on Basic Spanish, this course focuses on the practical
application of listening and speaking skills. Expands students' reading and writing skills. A
minimum of one hour per week in language laboratory. Prerequisite: Spanish 1010 or its
equivalent. Offered only in fall and summer.
2110 Contemporary Hispanic Culture (1). Providing the insights into customs, gestures, and daily
culture needed for interacting effectively with speakers of Spanish, this transition course
concentrates on reading skills in a conversational classroom environment. Taught primarily in
Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2000 or its equivalent. Required for all further study in Spanish.
2120 Spanish for the Professions (1). Designed to improve students' knowledge of a chosen field
(such as law, medicine, education, banking, sociology, etc.) and their ability to communicate,
especially in writing. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2110. Offered on demand.
3200 Survey of Peninsular Literature (1). A close study of the major works produced in Spain
from the Middle Ages to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2110. Offered
in alternate years.
3210 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (1). A close study of the principal literary works
produced in Latin America from the time of its discovery to the present. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Spanish 2110. Offered in alternate years.
3220 Hispanic Civilization (1). This course focuses on the art, music, film, legends, history,
literary accomplishments, and cultural aspirations of Spanish-speaking people. Taught in
Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2110.
4750 Special Studies In Spanish (1). Advanced, in-depth study of specific aspects of Hispanic
literature, language, or culture. Taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit with
a different topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 2110 and consent of the instructor. Offered in alternate
4800-4803 Directed Study in Spanish (1/4 -1). For advanced students who wish to do reading
and research in special areas under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisite: consent of the
Science and Mathematics
Professor: James P. McKeown, Ph.D., Chair
Associate Professors: Sarah L. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Dick R. Highfill, Ph.D.
Robert B. Nevins, IVI.S.
Assistant Professor: Briton E. Shell, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may complete a major
In biology with a concentration in either organismal or molecular biology. Eight to nine courses
are required, including the following:
A. Organismal biology concentration: Introductory Cell Biology; Organismal Biology I;
Organismal Biology II; Genetics; Biological Systematics; Senior Seminar; one of General
Entomology, Ecology, Population Biology or Aquatic Biology; one of Comparative Vertebrate
Morphology or Histology; one of Comparative Animal Physiology, General Bacteriology or
Immunology and Virology.
B. fvlolecular biology concentration: Introductory Cell Biology, Organismal Biology I, Organismal
Biology II, Genetics, Molecular Biology, General Bacteriology, Immunology and Virology,
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree may complete a major in biology with a general
biology concentration. They are required to take Introductory Cell Biology, Organismal Biology
I, Organismal Biology II, Genetics, Biological Systematics, Senior Seminar, and at least two
courses chosen from the three areas of electives listed for the organismal biology
concentration, and two approved electives in the natural sciences.
Requirements for Minor: Student may elect a minor in biology with three courses beyond either
Organismal Biology I or II.
All students majoring or minoring in Biology must maintain a 2.50 average in their biology
1000 Introductory Cell Biology (1). An examination of cytological, physiological and biochemical
features common to all cells: metabolism, genetics, growth, movement and reproduction.
Laboratories will include basic instrumentation and concepts of quantification.
1010 Organismal Biology I (1). Examines the structures, life processes and evolutionary
relationships among bacteria, protists, fungi and plants.
1020 Organismal Biology II (1). Comparative morphology and physiology of invertebrate and
2000 Genetics (1 ). Historical/developmental treatment of theories of biological inheritance with
emphasis on the process of scientific discovery. Includes Mendelian cytogenetic, bacterial and
molecular approaches to questions about the nature and function of the genetic material.
2100 Comparative Vertebrate Morphology (1). An integrated course in vertebrate anatomy and
embryology. Reproduction, organ systems, and a comparative study of the gross anatomy of
the vertebrate systems.
2200 Ecology (1). In-depth study of relationships of organisms with other organisms and with their
physical environment, including population, community and ecosystem dynamics.
2210 General Entomology (1). Identification, life history, ecology and evolutionary histories of the
2220 Biological Systematics (1). The history, philosophy and practice of taxonomy; evolution and
population genetics; the nature of taxonomic evidence including biometric techniques;
nomenclature, Variation among practices with plants, animals and prokaryotes.
3100 Histology (1). Microscopic anatomy of the different vertebrate systems, with an emphasis
on basic tissue types.
3120 Electron Microscopy (1). Theory and techniques of the electron microscope. Tissue
preparation, handling and imaging with the scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
3200 Aquatic Biology (1). Physical and biological processes in aquatic ecosystems, both
freshwater and marine. Emphasis is on natural ecosystems and the impact on them of the
activities of humans.
3210 Field Biology (1). Environmental study trips throughout North America. Emphasis on ecology
and community composition. Five-week summer program with approximately three weeks away
3300 Molecular Biology (1). Students will consider the forms and functions of cells and their
various components in terms of the molecules of which they are made. Special attention is
given to the synthesis, sorting and organellar localization of proteins and to the genetic
regulation of these processes.
3400 Comparative Animal Physiology (1). Compares the physiology of animal groups from
protozoan through chordate, Vertebrate physiology is emphasized. The course focuses on the
unifying principles which allow cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems to accomplish the
fundamental attributes of life: movement, growth, reproduction, metabolism and irritability.
3500 General Bacteriology (1). Historical survey; bacterial structure, metabolism, genetics and
taxonomy; role of bacteria in disease, industry, and ecology; common bacteriological
3510 Immunology and Virology (1). The physiology, biochemistry and genetics of the immune
response; viral structure, function and relationship to host.
3700-3703 Undergraduate Research (1/2 -1). Students who are interested in doing research,
approach an instructor who either has an ongoing research program or who has a number of
research problems identified that the student can choose from.
3710-3713 Reading and Conference in Biology (1). Course is offered when a student needs a
special discipline covered to meet some professional requirement or a student wants to work
with an instructor looking more deeply into a particular aspect of a discipline.
3750-3753 Special Topics in Biology (1)
3850-3853 Internship (1). Practical experience and training with selected research, educational,
governmental and business institutions.
4902-4912 Senior Seminar (1/2 - 1/2). Selected topics in the history of science, particularly
biology, emphasizing the development of an integrated world view from the standpoint of
Professor: Roy Alfred Berry, Jr., Ph.D., Chair
Allen David Bishop, Jr., Ph.D.
Charles Eugene Cain, Ph.D.
George Harold Ezell, Ph.D.
Jimmie M. Purser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Timothy J. Ward, Ph.D.
Johnnie-Marie Whitfield, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major In chemistry with the following nine and
one-half courses in chemistry: Atoms, Molecules and Chemical Bonding; Properties of Matter;
Organic Chemistry I; Organic Chemistry lA; Organic Chemistry II; Organic Chemistry HA;
Quantitative Analysis; Applications of Quantitative Analysis; Chemical Separations; Organic
Spectral Analysis; Physical Chemistry I; Literature of Chemistry; and Chemistry Seminar. In
addition, they must take Analytical Geometry and Calculus I; General Physics I and II;
Computer Survival; and two approved advanced electives in the natural sciences. Basic
German or a reading knowledge is strongly recommended.
Candidates for the bachelor's degree accredited by the American Chemical Society must have
a 2.5 grade point average in chemistry and must also take Advanced Inorganic Chemistry;
Instrumental Analysis; Physical Chemistry II; and Analytical Geometry and Calculus II. The two
approved advanced electives must be in chemistry, physics, or mathematics.
A grade below "C" will not be accepted for any of the above courses required of a chemistry
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in chemistry with one course beyond
Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry ll-A.
1210 Atoms, Molecules and Chemical Bonding (1). An introduction to the theory, practice and
methods of Chemistry. Development of atomic theory, atomic and molecular structure, chemical
bonding, periodicity of the elements, stoichiometry, states of matter and basic energy
considerations. The integrated laboratory includes chemical techniques/skills and methods for
qualitative and quantitative analysis of data and their limitations.
1220 Properties and Concepts of Matter (1). An introduction to the states of matter, solution and
descriptive chemistry, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, oxidation and reduction and
electrochemistry. The integrated laboratory develops chemical techniques and includes methods
for qualitative and quantitative analysis. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2110.
2110 Organic Chemistry I (1). first in a two-semester program in the application of chemical
principles to organic compounds and the elucidation of their chemical and physical properties.
Development of theoretical principles including structure determination, reaction mechanisms,
kinetics, bond stability, experiment design, stereochemistry, and strategies of organic synthesis.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1220. Corequisite: Chemistry 2111.
2111 Organic Chemistry lA (1/4). A coordinated one-quarter course (with Organic Chemistry I)
emphasizing organic synthesis, separation techniques, spectral analysis, and testing of
mechanism theory and relative rates. Corequisite: Chemistry 2110.
2120 Organic Chemistry II (1). Second part of a two-semester program, a study of the more
common oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and halogen derivatives of carbon. Emphasis is on their
structure, stereochemistry, preparation, chemical reactions, and physical properties and their
relation to the properties of bio-molecules. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2110. Corequisite: Chemistry
2121 Organic Chemistry II A (1/4). A coordinated one-quarter course (with Organic Chemistry II)
emphasizing more advanced syntheses and use of instruments for separation techniques and
spectral analysis. Corequisite: Chemistry 2120.
2310 Quantitative Analysis (1). This course will cover the use of basic statistical methods to treat
sample data. Theories and concepts studied include solution equilibria, acid-base theory,
oxidation-reduction, complexation and solubility equilibria. An introduction to potentiometric and
spectroscopic techniques. Prerequisite; Chemistry 1220. Corequisite; Chemistry 2312.
2312 Applications of Quantitative Analysis (1/2). Gravimetric, titrimefric and volumetric methods
along with statistical methods to evaluate data are presented in the laboratory. Various
unknowns are determined utilizing the basic techniques described above. The laboratory will
also introduce potentiometry and UV-Visible spectroscopy Corequisite; Chemistry 2310.
2320 Principles of Chemical Separations (1). Techniques covered include crystallization,
distillation, gas and liquid chromatography counter current chromatography micellar
chromatography electrophoretic techniques, and field flow fractionation. This course will also
examine general transport theory, formation and properties of Gaussian zones, diffusion, zone
broadening, concepts of plate height, resolution, and peak capacity A laboratory section is
included in the course. Prerequisite; Chemistry 2310,
3110 Advanced Organic Chemistry (1). An in-depth study of major organic mechanisms, along
with selected topics such as symphoria, heterocyclics, polymers and molecular orbital modeling.
Stereo-chemical and mechanistic applications are discussed including their application to bio-
molecules. Prerequisite; Chemistry 2120.
3122 Organic Spectral Analysis (1). Theory and practice of instrumental analysis of organic
compounds. Emphasis is on interpretation of data from modern instrumentation. Capabilities
and limitations of spectral analyses are considered. Prerequisite; Chemistry 2120.
3210 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (1). A course designed primarily for students who are
pursuing the American Chemical Society accredited degree in chemistry This course is an
overview of the principles of advanced inorganic chemistry including, applications of group
theory and symmetry, molecular bonding theories, nomenclature, kinetics and mechanisms,
organometallics, polymers, and advanced inorganic laboratory techniques. The course has a
lecture and laboratory component. Prerequisite; Chemistry 2310, Mathematics 2230.
Prerequisite or corequisite; Chemistry 3410.
3320 Instrumental Analysis (1). An introduction to the basic design and theory of operation for
modern instrumentation. Topics to be covered include flame spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy
fluorescence and phosphorescence, IR, NMR, potentiometry mass spectrometry, and an
introduction to electroanalytical techniques. This course will emphasize the practical applications
and limitations of each technique. Included in the course is a laboratory period. Prerequisite:
Chemistry 3410 or consent of instructor.
3410 Physical Chemistry I (1). Physical thermodynamics, equilibrium, properties of solutions of
nonelectrolytes, phase rule, and states of matter. The integrated laboratory includes
experiments in the above areas. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1220. Prerequisite or corequisite:
3420 Physical Chemistry II (1). Kinetics, nuclear chemistry, quantum chemistry, molecular bonding
and structure, and surface chemistry. An integrated laboratory is included in the course.
Prerequisite; Chemistry 2310, Mathematics 2230.
3730 Geochemistry (1), An introduction to the application of chemical principles to geologic
systems: carbonate equilibria, clay colloidal chemistry, Eh-pH diagrams, chemical weathering,
organic materials in sediments and phase diagrams. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3410 or consent
3610 Biochemistry I (1). An introduction to the structure, dynamics and function of
macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, and complex lipids. Topics include enzyme kinetics,
mechanisms of enzyme action, biological membranes, and protein biosynthesis. When
appropriate, laboratory exercises will be utilized to illustrate both methodology and theoretical
concepts. Prerequisites; Chemistry 2120, Biology 1000.
3620 Biochemistry II (1). An introduction to the basic concepts and design of metabolism. Topics
include the generation and storage of metabolic energy, control of gene expression, and the
application of biochemical principles to physiological processes. When appropriate, laboratory
exercises will be utilized to illustrate both methodology and theoretical concepts. Prerequisites:
Chemistry 2120, Biology 1000.
3700-3703 Undergraduate Research (1/2-1). Library and laboratory research in special areas
under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
3750-3753 Special Topics in Chemistry (1). Special areas of study not regularly offered, for an
organized class of interested students. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
3800-3803 Independent Study (1). Following the basic courses this offering will permit a student
to pursue an advanced topics under the direction of the appropriate chemistry staff member.
3850-3853 Internship (1). Practical experience and training with selected research, educational,
governmental, and business institutions. Credit/no credit grading only. Prerequisite: Consent of
4912 Literature of Chemistry (1/2). Processing and managing information from the chemical
literature with oral and written presentations. History of chemistry and the proper use of
chemical literature are included. Prerequisites or corequisites: Chemistry 2120, 2320, 3410.
4922 Chemistry Seminar (1/2). Designed to connect and integrate basic chemical principles in
conjunction with oral and written presentations of scientific works. Prerequisites or corequisites:
Chemistry 2120, 2320, 3410.
Professors: Allen D. Bishop, Jr., Ph.D.
Jimmie M. Purser, Ph.D.
Robert A. Shive, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor: Cloyd L. Ezell, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Professor: Robert W. McCarley, M.S.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in computer studies with a concentration
in either computer science or computer information systems. The computer science
concentration is intended to prepare students for graduate studies or technical careers in
computing, while the concentration in computer information systems prepares students for
careers that deal with the applications of computing. All students pursuing a major in computer
studies must take Introduction to Computer Science, Principles of Computer Programming,
Computer Organization and Machine Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, and both
semesters of Seminar. In addition they must take courses specific to their concentration for a
total of nine and one-half courses in the department.
A. Computer science concentration: Programming Languages, Theory and Design of Operating
Systems or Computer Architecture; Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, Introduction to
Advanced Mathematics; and four additional courses selected from the following: (a)
Programming in FORTRAN or Systems Programming in C, (b) any computer studies course
numbered 3000 or higher (at least two), (c) Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis,
Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Statistics I, or Mathematical Statistics II and (d)
B. Computer information systems concentration: File Structures and Processing. Systems
Analysis and Design, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, an approved statistics course, and
four additional courses selected from the following: (a) Computer Survival, (b) Programming
in FORTRAN or Systems Programming in C, (c) any computer studies course numbered
3000 or higher (at least two), (d) Linear Algebra, Numencal Analysis, Mathematical
Modeling. Mathematical Statistics I, or Mathematical Statistics II. (e) Survey of Accounting,
or Cost Accounting, and (f) Introduction to Management, Operations Management,
Management Information Systems, or Introduction to Management Science.
A grade below a "C will not be accepted for any computer studies course required for the
Requirements tor Minor: Students may elect a minor in computer studies with four computer
studies courses, at least two of which must be at 2000 level or above.
1000 Computer Survival (1). Introduction to the use of computer software and hardware including
introduction to operating systems, editors, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets,
relational databases, and statistical packages available on the campus network. This course
emphasizes problem solving in the utilization of computer resources.
1010 Introduction to Computer Science (1). An overview of the principles of computer science,
including perspectives on the computer/person interface; computer architecture and systems;
and algorithms and programs. This course is prerequisite to all advanced courses in Computer
1020 Principles of Computer Programming (1). An indepth study of algorithm and program design
using the Pascal language. Includes top-down design, object oriented design, data abstraction,
dynamic allocation of memory, recursive techniques, and program verification. Prerequisite:
2100 Computer Organization and Machine Programming (1). An introduction to the architecture
and operation of a computer system. Includes data representation, assembly language
programming, addressing methods, subroutines, assemblers, and linkers. Prerequisite: Comp
2200 Systems Programming in C (1). An examination of the C++ computer language with
applications in systems programming. Topics include interrupt driven code, terminate-and-stay
resident programs, device drivers, and object-based programming. Prerequisite: Comp 2100 or
consent of instructor.
2210 File Structures and Processing (1). A study of the methods used for organizing data on
peripheral devices. Topics include sequential and random access techniques, searching,
sorting, merging, indexed-sequential access and multiple key file organizations. The COBOL
programming language is used. Prerequisite: Comp 1020. Offered in alternate years.
2220 Programming in FORTRAN (1). FORTRAN programming including software design, syntax
and coding rules and development techniques. Prerequisite: Comp 1010. Offered on demand.
2300 Data Structures and Algorithms (1). A study of the use and implementation of the various
structures for storing data. Also includes computability theory, computational complexity theory,
and parallel computation. Prerequisite: Comp 1020.
3100 Data Communications and Networks (1). Theoretical and practical factors in data
communications including historical aspects, communications equipment, transmission media,
protocols, error effects, topologies, architectures and network strategies. Laboratory experience
in network development and management. Prerequisite: Comp 1020. Offered in alternate
3110 Computer Architecture (1). Comparative architectures, systems structure and evaluation,
memory and process management, resource allocation, protection, and concurrent processes,
current trends in system design and operations. Prerequisite: Comp 2100. Offered in alternate
3200 Programming Languages (1). Formal definition of programming languages. Properties of
languages including the scope of declarations, storage allocation, groupings of statements,
binding time, subroutines, coroutines, list processing, string manipulation and data descriptions.
Prerequisites: Comp 2300. Offered in alternate years.
3210 Systems Analysis and Design (1). System development life cycle, CASE tools, decision
tables, data collection and analysis, systems planning and design, computer system evaluation
and selection, and implementation of systems are topics included in this course. Prerequisite:
3220 Database Management (1). Design of on-line file systems, organization and maintenance of
sequential, random access, and indexed sequential data based systems. Directories, hashing,
inverted files and other database management techniques. Prerequisite: Comp 2300. Ottered
in alternate years.
3300 Theory and Design of Operating Systems (1). Multiprogramming and multiprocessing
systems, mapping and binding of address, storage management, process and resource control,
analysis of file structures and file management. Prerequisites: Comp 2100 and 2300. Comp
2200 is strongly recommended. Offered in alternate years.
331 Automata, Computability, and Compiler Theory (1 ). Automata, Turing machines, and theory
of computation, techniques of compiler design, lexical analysis and parsing, classification of
grammars. Prerequisites: Comp 2300. Offered in alternate years.
3400 Artificial Intelligence (1). Concepts and techniques of artificial intelligence, production
systems and pattern matching, search strategies and heuristics, knowledge representation,
logic. Prerequisite: Comp 2300. Offered in alternate years.
341 Computer Graphics (1 ). Design, construction, and utilization of interactive computer graphics.
Device independent development of two and three dimensional transformations, clipping,
windows, perspective, hidden lines, and animation. Graphics primitives and GKS. Laboratory
applications using diverse graphics hardware and software. Prerequisite: Comp 1020 and Math
1220. Offered in alternate years.
3420 Digital Image Processing (1). Hardware and software issues in image processing. Document
storage and retrieval with particular emphasis on optical systems. COM/CAR, WORMS,
compression techniques, OCR, scanners, networks, document processing software and
laboratory applications of selected processes. Prerequisite: Comp 1010. Offered in alternate
3430 Computer-Based Instructional Systems (1). This course presents the principles and
methods of computer-based instructional systems. Case studies, team exercises, and the use
and development of software tools are included. Both mainframe and microcomputer
environments are considered. Prerequisites: Comp 1000 and 1010. Offered in alternate years.
3500 Discrete Structures (1). Algebras and algorithms, lattices and Boolean algebras, graphs and
digraphs, monoids and groups. Prerequisites: Comp 1010 and Math 2310 (Same as Math
3560). Offered in alternate years.
3750-3753 Selected Topics (1/4 - 1).
3800-3803 Directed Study (1/4 - 1).
4901-4911 Seminar (1/4 - 1/4). Discussion of current problems and trends in computing.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Associate Professor: Delbert E. Gann, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Professor: Edward L Schrader, Ph.D.
David A. Mercer, M.S.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in geology with eleven courses,
including Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Petrology,
Invertebrate Paleontology, Principles of Stratigraphy/Sedimentation, Structural Geology, Optical
Mineralogy, Field Methods and Field Geology. A topics course in geology may substitute for
Physical Geology. Field Geology may be taken at Millsaps or at another university. Majors must
also take Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, General Inorganic Chemistry I & II, Quantitative
Analysis, and General Physics I & II. In addition. Computer Survival is strongly recommended.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in geology with four courses beyond
Physical Geology and Historical Geology. These courses must include Mineralogy and
Pnnciples of Stratigraphy/Sedimentation.
1000 Physical Geology (1). Study of the Earth, the rocks which comprise its surface, erosional
and depositional processes, vulcanism, deformation, plate tectonics and economic deposits.
One field trip.
1020 Historical Geology (1). Study of successive events leading to the present configuration of
the continental masses, accounting for the kinds and distribution of surface rocks and minerals
and the inter-relationships of plate tectonics.
1030 Geomorphology (1). The geology of land forms. The physiographic provinces and sections
of the United States are studied systematically, but most emphasis is placed on the Coastal
Plain. Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020. Offered on demand.
2100 Crystallography (1). The crystallographic systems illustrated by mineral crystals, laboratory-
grown crystals, geometric models. X-ray structure, and X-ray diffraction procedures. Introduction
to mineral chemistry with respect to crystalline order. Prerequisite: Geology 1000.
2110 Mineralogy (1). Geometrical, physical and chemical properties, genesis, and atomic
structures of minerals. Use is made of X-ray diffraction equipment, spectroscope, density
balances, and scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Prerequisites: Geology 2100
or consent of instructor.
2120 Optical Mineralogy (1). An introduction to the petrographic microscope and its relationship
to the reflective, refractive and polarizing properties of light for the identification of mineral
fragments and minerals in thin section. Prerequisite: Geology 2110.
2200 Invertebrate Paleontology (1). Classification and morphology of fossil invertebrates with
reference to evolutionary history and environment. Field trips to collect representative fossils.
Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020 or consent of instructor.
2300 Petrology (1). Introduction to the origins, processes, occurrences, associations, structures,
compositions, and classifications of rocks. The emphasis is on macroscopic and microscopic
identification of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Prerequisite: Geology 2110 or
consent of instructor.
231 Principles of Stratigraphy/Sedimentation (1 ). Rock sequences, lithologic and palaeontologic
facies of various parts of the United States and basic sedimentological principles. Prerequisite:
3300 Economic Geology (1). The chief economic rocks and minerals of the United States and
other countries, with consideration of their stratigraphy, genesis, value, and use. Prerequisite:
Geology 1000-1020 and 2110.
3310 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (1). A petrologic study of the megascopic and
microscopic characteristics of igneous and metamorphic rocks and their use in rock
classification. Practice in identification through the use of hand specimens and thin sections.
Prerequisite: Geology 2300 and 2120.
3320 Sedimentary Petrology (1). Unconsolidated and consolidated sedimentary rocks as
determined by megascopic and microscopic mineralogy. Procedures in sedimentary petrology
and interpretation of sedimentary environments. Genesis and classification of the sedimentary
rocks. Prerequisite: Geology 2300 and 2120. Offered on demand.
3400 Petroleum Geology (1). The applications of geology to the petroleum industry, theories on
origin, problems in migration, oil traps, subsurface methods, and occurrences of oil and gas.
Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020. Offered in alternate years.
3410 Structural Geology (1). Structural features of the rocks comprising the earth's crust, their
origin, and their classification. Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020.
3420 Geochemistry (1). An introduction into the application of chemical principles of geological
systems: carbonate equilibria, clay colloid chemistry, Eh-Ph diagrams, chemical weathering,
organic materials in sediments, and phase diagrams. Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020 and
1020 and Chemistry 2100-2110.
3751-3753 Special Problems (1/4, 1/2, 3/4). Open to geology majors and some special non-
geology majors who have interest in pursuing individual field or laboratory problems.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
3800-3803 Directed Study (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1). Open to geology majors and some non-geology
majors who desire pursuing a directed course of study in geology not currently available in the
geology curriculum. Prerequisite: Geology 1020 or consent of instructor.
4300-4306 Field Geology (1 - 1 1/2). Practical training in the standard methods of geologic field
work. Prerequisite: to be determined by the university or universities operating the course, but
should include Geology 1000, 1020, 2300, 2310, and 3410 as a minimum.
4311 Field Methods (1). A course designed to introduce field geology and familiarize students with
plane table and alidade, Brunton compass and field mapping procedures. Prerequisite: Geology
4400 Geochemistry and Pollution of Natural Waters (1). Introduction to the geochemical
processes and mechanisms of natural waters and the effects of common forms of pollution on
the natural system. Pollution remediation techniques are discussed. Prerequisite: Chemistry
1000, Geology 1000, or approval of instructor.
4410 Geophysics (1). Basic geophysical techniques of gravity, magnetics, seismic reflection,
seismic refraction and seismology will be studied and related to earth structure and tectonics.
Prerequisite: Geology 1000.
Professors: Kathleen Ann Drude, Ph.D., Chair
Robert A. Shive, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Alan S. Graves, Ph.D.
Mark J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Herman L McKenzie, M.S.
Instructors: Gayla Dance, M.A.
Martha A. Goss, M.A.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in mathematics with ten courses,
including Analytic Geometry and Calculus l-lll, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics, Senior
Seminar and five courses numbered above 3000 with at least two of these numbered above
4000. A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these five courses. Majors are also
required to take Introduction to Computer Science and at least one course chosen from
General Physics, Quantitative Analysis or Physical Chemistry.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in mathematics by completing Analytic
Geometry and Calculus III, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics and at least two courses in
mathematics numbered above 3000. A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these two
courses. In addition, Introduction to Computer Science is required.
1000 Contemporary Mathematics (1). A topics course in contemporary mathematics which
combines the history of mathematics, its people and its concepts, with a variety of real-life
applications. An emphasis is placed upon problem solving and the development of problem
solving skills. Topics include numbers and numerals, algebraic models, geometry, logic and
proofs, trigonometry, mathematics of finance, probability, statistics, and calculus.
1100 College Algebra (1). Topics include solving equations and inequalities, functions and their
graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, and elementary analytic geometry. A preparatory
course for Mathematics 1210. Credit is not allowed for both Mathematics 1100 and
Mathematics 1130. Prerequisite: high school geometry, second year high school algebra or
1110 College Trigonometry (1). The basic analytic and geometric properties of the trigonometric
functions are studied. A preparatory course for the calculus sequence. Credit is not allowed for
both Mathematics 1110 and Mathematics 1130. Prerequisite: Mathematics 11 00 or departmental
1130 Precalculus (1), The basic analytic and geometric properties of the algebraic and
trigonometric functions with an emphasis on the latter. A preparatory course for the calculus
sequence. Students who need a review of algebra techniques should take Mathematics
1100 and Mathematics 1110 instead of Mathematics 1130. Credit is not allowed for either
Mathematics 1100 or Mathematics 1110 and Mathematics 1210. Prerequisite: high school
geometry, second year high school algebra or department approval.
1210 Survey of Calculus (1). Limits, the derivative, applications of the derivative with focus on
applications in business and the social sciences, antiderivatives and applications of the definite
integral. Credit is not allowed for both Mathematics 1210 and Math 1220. Prerequisite:
Mathematics 1100 or 1130 or departmental approval.
1220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (1). Limits, continuity of functions, the derivative,
antiderivatives, integrals. The Fundamental Theorem and applications. Credit is not allowed
for both Mathematics 1210 and Mathematics 1220. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1100-1110 or
1130 or departmental approval.
1500 Elementary Statistics (1). Introduction to descriptive statistics, probability, binomial, normal,
geometric and Poisson distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression
with applications to biology, sociology, psychology education and other disciplines. No prior
knowledge of statistics is assumed. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1000 or 1100.
2230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (1). Integration techniques, applications of the integral,
the properties of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions,
indeterminate forms and improper integrals. Prerequisite; Mathematics 1220 or departmental
2240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (1). A continuation of Mathematics 2230. Infinite series,
partial derivatives, multiple integrals and their applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2230 or
2310 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (1). Topics include logic and proofs, set theory
relations, functions, cardinality, and an axiomatic development of the real number system.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 2230.
3410 College Geometry (1). A study of advanced topics in Euclidean geometry, and an
introduction to non-Euclidean geometries. Selected topics from finite and projective geometries.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1220.
3540 Differential Equations (1). An introduction to ordinary differential equations, emphasizing
equations of first and second order; linear differential equations of higher order and applications
to geometry, physics, chemistry and medicine. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2230.
3560 Discrete Structures (1). Algebras and algorithms, lattices and Boolean Algebras, graphs and
digraphs, monoids and groups. Prerequisites: Computer 1010, Mathematics 2230 and 2310.
(Same as Computer 3500.) Offered in alternate years.
3570 Numerical Analysis (1). Solutions of non-linear equations and systems of linear equations;
error analysis; numerical integration and differentiation; solution of differential equations;
interpolation and approximation. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2310, 3650 and a programming
language. Offered in alternate years.
3580 Mathematical Modeling (1). Model construction, linear optimization, chains, graphs and
networks; growth processes. Practical aspects of modeling. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2240 and
3540 or consent of instructor Offered on demand.
3620 Elementary Number Theory (1). Prime numbers and their distribution; divisibility properties
of the integers; Diophantine equations and their applications; theory of congruences; Fermat's
Theorem; Fibonacci numbers and continued fractions as well as the historical background in
which the subject evolved. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2310.
3650 Linear Algebra (1). Systems of linear equations with emphasis on the Gauss-Jordan
technique; determinants; geometric vectors with applications to analytic geometry and physics;
real finite dimensional vector spaces with applications through linear transformations;
eigenvectors; eigenvalues; orthogonal diagonalization and symmetric matrices. Prerequisite:
3750-3752 Selected Topics in Advanced Mathematics (1/2 or 1), Topics chosen from areas such
as applied mathematics, complex variables, graph theory, and combinatorics. Prerequisite:
Consent of department chair.
4510-4520 Mathematical Statistics (1). Topics include sample spaces; discrete and continuous
probability distributions; independence and conditional probability; properties of distributions of
discrete and random variables; moment-generating functions; sampling distributions and
parameter estimation. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2240 and 2310. Offered in alternate years.
4620 Abstract Algebra (1). A rigorous treatment of groups, rings, ideals, isomorphisms, and
homomorphisms, integral domains, and fields. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2310. Offered in
4630-4640 Advanced Calculus (1). A rigorous treatment of limits, continuity, differentiation,
integration, and convergence in n-dimensional Euclidean spaces; introduction to complex
analysis in the second course. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2310. Offered in alternate years.
4660 Topology (1). Consideration of topological spaces, including metric spaces, product spaces,
and quotient spaces; separation axioms; connectedness; compactness; and continuous
functions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2310. Offered in alternate years.
4800-4802 Directed Study (1/2 or 1). Reading and research in advanced mathematics.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
4902-4912 Senior Seminar (1/2). Reading and research in advanced mathematics; group and
individual presentations both oral and written; preparation for comprehensive examination;
opportunities to expand understanding of topics of interest to the individual student.
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.
Associate Professor: Asif Khandker, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Professor: Oscar Edwin Pruet, Ph.D.
Requirements for IVIajor: Students may complete a major in physics with ten courses, including
General Physics l-ll, Modern Physics, Electromagnetism, Electronics for Scientists, Classical
Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Laboratory l-ll. Similarities in
Physics, and Senior Seminar Prospective majors should take General Physics l-ll no later than
the sophomore year.
Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in physics with three courses beyond
General Physics I and II. The courses must be approved by the department chair.
Students interested in maintaining the option of study in physics or related fields (eg. pre-
engineering) are urged to begin their mathematics course work at Millsaps as early as possible
and at the highest level possible. It is strongly recommended that a minimum of Calculus I, II,
III as well as Differential Equations be taken by all physics or pre-engineering majors.
1000 General Physics I (1). A broad introduction to general physics for students who have taken
an introductory calculus course. Main areas covered are mechanics and waves. Specific topics
include vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, rotation, equilibrium, wave motion and
sound. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1220 or consent of instructor.
1010 General Physics II (1). The continuation of General Physics I. General topics covered are
electricity, magnetism and optics. Specific topics include electrostatics, current electricity,
magnetostatics, time varying fields, geometrical and physical optics. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: Physics 1000.
2000 IVIodern Physics (1). An introduction to the special theory of relativity and its consequences.
Black body radiation and the particle aspects of electromagnetic radiation. Fundamentals of
quantum physics, introduction to the Schrodinger equation and simple applications. Prerequisite:
2010 Applications of Modern Physics (1). Application of elementary quantum mechanical
concepts to explain physical phenomena occurring in atoms, nuclei and solids. Topics include
lasers, molecular structure, bonding in solids, band theory, nuclear structure, radioactivity
nuclear fusion and elementary particles. Prerequisite: Physics 2000. Offered on demand.
2750-2753 Special Topics or Laboratories In Physics (1/4 - 1). This course deals with areas not
covered in other physics courses or laboratories. It is intended primarily for sophomores and
juniors at an intermediate physics level. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3100 Classical Mechanics (1). Dynamics of a single particle, including Newton's laws, momentum,
energy, angular momentum, harmonic oscillator, gravitation and central force motion. The
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation will also be emphasized. Prerequisite: Physics 1010.
Corequisite: Mathematics 3540. Offered in alternate years.
3110 Electromagnetism (1). Fields, conductors, dielectric media, Laplace's and Poisson's
equations. Direct and alternating currents, magnetic induction and forces, electromagnetic
energy. Maxwell's equations with applications. Prerequisite: Physics 1010. Corequisite:
Mathematics 3540. Offered in alternate years.
3120 Thermal Physics (1). An introduction to equilibrium statistical mechanics with implications for
thermodynamics and the kinetic theory of gases. Topics include, density of states, entropy and
probability, partition functions, classical and quantum distribution functions. Prerequisite: Physics
2000. Offered in alternate years.
3130 Optics (1). Geometrical optics: reflection, refraction, ray tracing and aberrations. Physical
optics: wave theory, absorption, dispersion, diffraction and polarization. Properties of light from
lasers, photodetectors and optical technology. Prerequisite: Physics 1010 or consent of
instructor. Offered in alternate years.
3140 Quantum Mechanics (1). Postulates of quantum mechanics, operators, eigenfunctions and
eigenvalues. Function spaces, Hermitian operators and time development of state functions.
Schrodinger's equation in one dimension, harmonic oscillator, rectangular potential barrier and
the WKB approximation. Problems in three dimensions, angular momentum. Hydrogen atom
and theory of radiation. Matrix mechanics and spin. Prerequisite: Physics 2000, Mathematics
3540. Offered in alternate years.
3202 Advanced Physics Laboratory I (1/2). Experiments of classical and contemporary
importance selected from various fields of Physics. Experiments often deal with topics that have
not been treated in other courses. Some areas of experimentation include interferometry,
microwaves. X-rays and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: Physics 2000 or consent of instructor.
3212 Advanced Physics Laboratory II (1/2). Continuation of Advanced Physics Laboratory I, with
the understanding that students will be expected to acquire an appreciation of the significance
of the experiments performed through independent study. Prerequisite: Physics 3202.
3300 Electronics for Scientists (1). The emphasis of this course is on analog electronics,
including DC and AC circuit analysis, diode circuits, semiconductor devices, amplifier circuits,
operational amplifiers and oscillators. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 1010 or Consent
of instructor. Offered in alternate years.
3310 Digital Electronics (1). Introduction to electronic processing of digitally coded information.
Includes binary mathematic, Boolean algebra, logic gates, storage elements and sequential
logic, memory and processor circuits and microcomputer organization. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: Physics 3300 or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.
3750-3753 Special Problems in Physics (1/4 - 1). The student may begin to study topics of
interest through readings and research. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
3700-3703 Undergraduate Research (1/4 - 1). The student may continue to study topics of
interest through readings and research. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
3760-3763 Advanced Special Topics or Laboratories in Physics (1/4 - 1). Deals with areas not
covered in other physics courses or laboratories. Aimed primarily at juniors and seniors at the
intermediate or advanced level. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
3850-3853 Internship (1/4 - 1). Practical experience and training with selected research,
educational, governmental and business institutions. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
4902 Similarities in Physics (1/2). Analysis of the similarities that occur in many diverse fields of
physics by oral and written presentations. Also includes presenting information processed from
physical literature. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
4912 Senior Seminar (1/2). A continuation of the theme in Similarities in Physics. Emphasis is
placed on a unified approach to problem solving. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1000 General Astronomy (1). History of the attempts to understand the universe, nature of light
and astronomical instruments. Topics in the study focusing on the solar system include gravity,
planetary motion, composition of planets and their atmospheres, comets and meteors.
1010 Stellar Astronomy (1). A study of stars and groups of stars Investigation of the sun as a
star. Star clusters and galaxies, the Milky Way. Variable stars, quasars, black holes and
cosmology. Prerequisite: Astronomy 1000. Offered on demand.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor: James A. Montgomery, Ed.D.
Associate Professors: Jeanne Middleton Forsytfie, Ed.D., Chair
Mary Ann Edge, Ed.D.
Marlys T. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Assistant Prpfessors: Thomas L Ranager, M.Ed.
Connie Schimmel, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in Elementary Education with the
following ten courses in education: Human Growth and Development, Classroom Methods and
Management, Literacy, Assessment and Learning, Internship, Reading Instruction, Education
for the Exceptional Population, Educational Theory, Policy and Practice, and Curriculum Lab.
In addition, students must complete two electives approved by the department chair. Computer
Survival, and a semester of Student Teaching, which is the equivalent of three courses.
Satisfactory completion of the Elementary Education major also meets the requirements for
Elementary Teacher Certification.
Millsaps does not offer a major in Secondary Education but does provide Secondary Teacher
Certification for students who major in an academic discipline and take the prescribed courses
for certification. These courses include Human Growth and Development, Computer Survival,
Classroom Methods and Management, Curriculum Lab, Assessment and Learning, Internship,
Education for the Exceptional Population, Educational Theory, Policy and Practice, and Student
Teaching. In addition, students must complete two electives approved by the department chair.
Requirement for Minor: Students may elect a minor in education with a specific area of emphasis.
See the chair of the Department of Education for a specific course of study.
Teacher Education Program
The Teacher Education Program is designed to help students become more deliberate in their
thinking about the profession of teaching and the variety of opportunities the profession offers
for challenge and service. The faculty in the Department of Education endeavor to be
particularly attentive to the developmental needs of prospective teachers as they matriculate
through the certification program. Carefully crafted and supervised field experiences and
internships are distinctive features of Millsaps College teacher education. The importance of
the liberal arts in education, the need for reflection on teaching and professional practice, and
the belief that the competent teacher education graduate is one who can think, act, and
especially teach in a morally responsible manner are integrated throughout the Millsaps College
Teacher Education Program. Teacher certification can be earned concurrently with any other
major or degree during the four year undergraduate experience. For a specific course of study
leading to teacher certification at the elementary or secondary level, please see the chair of
the Department of Education.
There are certain entrance standards which must be met prior to achieving full status in
the Teacher Education Program. These entrance requirements include: completion of the core
curriculum, a minimum grade point average of 2.50, and the appropriate score on both the
Communication Skills and General Knowledge tests of the National Teacher Examination. A
student must also complete all application procedures with the Chair of the Department of
Education. The Teacher Education Comprehensive Examination requires all four components
of the National Teacher Examination. (Students are requested to have copies of their NT'
scores sent directly to the Mississippi State Department of Education.) To receive the
College's recommendation for teacher certification, the student must maintain the 2.50
G.P.A., pass the Professional Knowledge and Specialty Area tests of the National Teacher
Examination no later than the semester prior to graduation, and complete the Portfolio for
Comprehensive Examination with the Department of Education as appropriate.
1000 Society and Education (1). An introduction to the critical issues which influence the practice
of education from preschool through higher education at the local, state, national, and
international level. This course is especially helpful to students interested in teaching or other
social service related fields.
2100 Deaf Culture/American Sign Language (1). A study of the deaf community and beginning
American Sign Language skills. The different sign methods, the linguistic structure of ASL, the
experience of deaf people throughout history, and the impact and importance of ASL and deaf
culture are addressed.
2300 Human Growth and Development: From Childhood to Young Adult (1). This course
enables students to explore and apply the competing theories surrounding the physical, social,
emotional, and cognitive aspects of human development. The course demands an immediate
and personal perspective for college students as they construct an underlying framework for
understanding human development.
3100 Literacy (1). A field-based study of developmentally appropriate practices in the acquisition
of language, oral and written communication, and mathematics. Whole language instruction, the
structure and properties of the number system (including the vocabulary and concepts of sets,
algebra, and geometry), literature, and other components of literacy will be examined. A part
of the Elementary Instructional Semester.
3110 Assessment and Learning (1). A study of the concepts and statistical methods used in the
assessment of learning, including the construction and use of classroom tests, standardized
tests of intelligence and achievement, and the use of statistics in the assessment of student
learning and data analysis for informed decision making.
3120 Reading Instruction (1). A comprehensive study of the components of the reading process
with emphasis on instructional methods appropriate to the cognitive and psychological needs
of elementary and middle school students. A field-based component is incorporated in the
3130 Education for the Exceptional Population (1). A study of the exceptional individual with
special attention to the instructional needs of the child and adolescent. The course will examine
the identification, diagnosis, and etiology of the exceptional.
3200 Classroom IWethods and Management (PK-8) (1). A field-based study of effective
instructional and behavioral management techniques appropriate for preschool, elementary, and
middle school students with special attention to student learning styles and teacher instructional
styles. Mastery of the Mississippi Teacher Assessment Instrument (MTAI) is a component of
the course. A part of the Elementary Instructional Semester.
3210 Classroom Methods and Management (7-12) (1). A field-based study of effective
instructional and behavioral management techniques appropriate for the secondary school level
with special attention to student self-discipline, the relationship between school and society, and
the mastery of the Mississippi Teacher Assessment Instrument (MTAI). A part of the Secondary
3222 Curriculum Laboratory I (1/2). The curriculum laboratory offers the prospective teacher the
opportunity to develop instructional materials with the assistance of master teachers. Special
attention is given to those content areas not covered in the Instructional Semester. Taken
concurrently with Classroom Methods and Management (PK-8) or Classroom Methods and
3232 Curriculum Laboratory II (1/2). A continuation of Curriculum Laboratory I. Taken concurrently
with Reading Instruction.
3850 Internship I (1). Students have the opportunity to experiment with methods and theories of
teaching and learning as they apply to a particular content area. The internship combines
school-based or institutional-based experience with consultation and supervision from education
faculty and subject area faculty.
3860 Internship II (1). Students continue the field-based internship with emphasis on instructional
management, planning, individualized education programs, practical experiences, and other
requirements as determined by the instructor and each student.
4300 Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice (1). The study of educational theory and the
philosophies which underlie the development of curricula, instructional programs, and
educational policy. Special attention will be given to the relationship between educational
theory, policy development, and modern educational practice.
4500 Student Teaching (3). Observation, participation, and student teaching all day for a minimum
of thirteen weeks at an elementary, middle, or senior high school in the Jackson tri-county
Associate Professor: John Quincy Adams, J.D., Chair
Assistant Professor: Iren Omo-Bare, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in political science with the following
nine courses: Introduction to American Government, American Public Policy, Political Theory,
Scope and Methods, Comparative Politics, Developing Nations, Constitutional Law I and II, and
Senior Seminar. Majors must have a 2.50 grade point average in political science course work.
1000 Introduction to American Government (1). A systems analysis of the American political
environment and decision making agencies, including study of federalism, state and local
government, political parties. Congress, the Presidency, and the judiciary.
1020 American Public Policy (1). Analysis of civil liberties and civil rights, and fiscal, regulatory,
social, defense, and foreign policies.
2400 International Relations (1). Consideration of issues, strategies, and theories of international
politics including the concepts of national interest and national defense, imperialism, balance
of power, economics, and international cooperation and law. Offered in alternate years.
2450 U.S. Foreign Policy (1). Diplomatic, military, and economic aspects of foreign policy
considered within the context of current issues. Offered in alternate years.
2500 Political Theory (1). Study of classical political concepts from the Greeks to the present.
2550 Scope and Methods (1). Introduction to the nature of the discipline, library research
techniques, and utilization of statistics in political science.
3050 American Political Parties (1). Examination of functions, organization, nominations,
campaigns, and voting rights and behavior, with attention to Mississippi politics. Offered in
3150 Constitutional Law I (1). Constitutional powers and the relationships among the branches.
3160 Constitutional Law II (1). Equal protection, criminal due process, privacy, and first
3250 Public Administration (1). Theory and application of planning, organizing, staffing, directing,
coordinating, reporting, and budgeting in public agencies. Offered in alternate years.
3300 Comparative Politics (1). General comparative theory applied to developed nations.
3350 Developing Nations (1). Comparative theory applied to developing nations.
3850 Constitutional Liberties Internship (l)Placement with a law firm or government agency to
worl< as an aide on constitutional matters.
3860 Public Administration Internship (1). Placement with a federal, state, or local government
office to work at the middle management level.
4900 Senior Seminar (1). Advanced American government and behavioral theory.
Professor: Edmond R. Venator, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Professor: Stephen T. Black, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in psychology with eight courses,
including Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology I and II, Learning, Cognition:
Human Memory or Cognition: Perception, Social Psychology or Theories of Personality or
Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience, and History and
Requirements tor Minor: Students may elect a minor in psychology with four courses in the
department including Introduction to Psychology but excluding Undergraduate Research,
Directed Reading, and Internships..
1000 Introduction to Psychology (1). Behavior and mental processes, with an emphasis on
methods, principles, and theories. Content selected from the following areas: learning/memory,
emotion/motivation, psychopathology/psychotherapy, cognition/perception,
development/personality, social psychology, and the biological basis of behavior.
2100-2110 Experimental Psychology I & 11(2). A two semester sequence examining the empirical
base of psychology, including introduction to philosophy of science; research design, analysis,
and interpretation; statistics, both descriptive and inferential. Development of skills in technical
writing, reviewing professional literature, and use of computer software will also be included.
Required laboratory. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3100 Cognition: Human Memory (1). Cognitive processes underlying memory, problem-solving,
and consciousness. Systematic exploration of processes, mechanisms, and putative structures
involved in encoding, storage, retrieval, and use of information. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3110 Cognition: Perception (1). Mechanisms underlying immediate experience produced by
stimuli, and the organization of these sensations into meaningful, interpretable experience.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3120 Learning (1). Adaptive behavior, with an emphasis on processes, principles and theories
related to behavioral change. Areas of reflexive adjustment, respondent conditioning, and
operant conditioning, and their interactions will be examined. Laboratory component.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3130 Abnormal Psychology (1). Presents a psychological understanding and view of abnormal
behavior The presently prevailing system for the clinical classification of abnormal behavior is
highlighted. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3140 Theories of Personality (1). Consideration of the whole spectrum of personality theories.
Including Freudian, humanistic, existential, and behaviorist models. Prerequisite: Psychology
3150 Developmental Psychology (1). Examines the general sequence of psychological
development in the individual across the life span. Special attention is devoted to the domains
of linguistic, cognitive, and personality development. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3160 Clinical Psychology: Measurement and Theory (1). Examines psychological evaluation and
prediction of behavior, with an emphasis on clinical settings. Major psychotherapeutic theories
are considered. Prerequisite: Psychology 2100.
3170 Social Psychology (1). Integrates current psychological theory, regarding communication,
group dynamics, aggression, and human relations, with its application in real-world settings.
Laboratory component. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
3180 Behavioral Neuroscience (1). Neurophysiologicand neuroanatomic correlates and substrates
of behavior, emotion, and cognition. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000.
4700-4703 Undergraduate Research (1/4 ■ 1). Direct involvement of student in empirical research.
4750 Special Topics (1). Specialty courses over a wide variety of topics in Psychology.
4800 Directed Reading (1/4 - 1). Independent pursuit of content area selected by student.
4850-4853 Internship (1/4 - 1). Practical experience/training in professional settings.
4900 History and Systems (1). The capstone course for senior majors, requiring written position
papers and class discussion related to enduring themes in the history of psychology, and to
contemporary controversies and issues within the discipline. Prerequisite: Psychology 2110 and
approval of department chair.
Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Professors: Allen Scarboro, Ph.D., Chair
Frances Heidelberg Coker, M.S.
Assistant Professor: George J. Bey III, Ph.D.
Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in sociology with eight courses, including
Qualitative Social Research; Quantitative Social Research; Class, Gender, Race: Social
Stratification; Social Theory; Internship (or Honors); Senior Seminar; and Senior Practicum. Self
and Society, Peoples of the World, and Elementary Statistics (in Mathematics) may count as
major electives. In order to complete a major in sociology, students must have a 2.50 GPA in
course work in the department.
Requirements tor Minor: Students may elect a minor in sociology with four courses in the
department, including Qualitative Social Research or Quantitative Social Research. They may
elect a minor in anthropology with four courses in the department, including Human Origins,
Peoples of the World, and Qualitative Social Research.
1 01 Social Problems (1 ). Critical examination of the theoretical and empirical literature of selected
social problems. Topics will vary but may include poverty, crime, deviance, violence, or other
current social issues.
2000 Social Psychology (1). Integrates current psychological theory, regarding communication,
group dynamics, aggression, and human relations, with its application to real-world settings.
2010 Human Services (1). An introduction to the purpose, techniques, and organization of human
services practice from a social systems perspective. The roles of social workers in a variety
of contexts: family practice, community organizations, and public and private human service
2100 Qualitative Social Research (1). An introduction to the practice of qualitative sociological
and anthropological research, including research design, research ethics, strategies for
gathering and analyzing data, and the presentation of persuasive arguments based on empirical
2110 Quantitative Social Research (1). Research design and strategies for generating, validating,
and analyzing quantitative sociological data, hypothesis testing; the construction of persuasive
arguments using quantitative social data. Students will design and complete field projects as
part of course activities.
2130 Comparative Family Systems (1). A study of human families from a cross-cultural
perspective, examining the origin of the human family and the nature of family life in a number
of non-western societies. The course integrates cross-cultural information into an examination
of contemporary families in the United States.
3200 Sociology of Religion (1). An investigation through primary texts and field experiences of
the relationships among religious institutions and society and culture.
3210 Sociology of Urban Life (1). A critical examination of the theoretical and empirical literature
on the social structure and culture of urban life: the development of cities, the life processes
within cities, the relations between cities and other social and cultural factors making cities
3220 Class, Gender, Race: Social Stratification (1). An examination of the theoretical and
empirical literature on the impact of social class, gender and race on the life course and life
chances of people in selected societies.
3300 Social Factors in Health and Illness (1). An investigation of the social and cultural factors
and those formal and informal organizations shaping health and illness.
3310 Deviance: A Comparative Approach (1). A critical examination of the social construction of
norms, of rule-breaking acts and actors, and of responses to rule-breaking, from a cross-
cultural, comparative perspective.
3800-3802 Directed Readings In Sociology (1/2 or 1).
4200 Sociological Theory (1). Critical, comparative, and synthetic examinations of historical and
contemporary sociological theory including functionalism, conflict theory, phenomenology and
symbolic interactionism. For juniors.
4700 Undergraduate Research (1 ). Research project proposed and conducted independently by
a junior or senior, with report due at end of semester.
4710 Independent Study (1). Inquiry by a junior or senior capable of independent work with a
minimum of supervision, with report due at end of semester.
4750 Special Topics in Sociology (1). Areas not normally covered in other courses.
4850 Internship (1). Practical experience and field-based training for majors working with selected
organizations engaged in social research, human services, or community services.
4852 Senior Practicum (1/2). A collaborative seminar in the practice and application of sociological
and anthropological theory and findings, in which students sharpen methodological skills and
relate their major to the world outside the College.
4902 Senior Seminar (1/2). A collaborative seminar in sociological and anthropological practice and
theory in which students read key texts, reflect on their course of study, and integrate the
disciplines of sociology and anthropology.
1100 Peoples of the World (1). An introduction to the basic concepts and approaches of the
study of cultural and social patterns of human societies around the world.
1110 Human Origins (1). An introduction to the study of human evolution and archaeology.
Provides a basic understanding of the ways the prehistoric past is studied and evidence for
early physical and cultural evolution.
2100 Women^and Men in Prehistory (1). An examination of cultural evolution from the appearance
of homo sapiens until the rise of the first urban civilizations with an emphasis on exploring the
contributions made by both women and men to the process of human development as well as
the nature of gender in the prehistoric past.
2110 Early Cities and States (1). An examination of the beginnings of complex societies and
urban life throughout the world, including China, India, the Near East, Mexico and Peru.
Explores the process of cultural evolution that results in the aesthetic, religious, philosophical,
social and technological achievements of the world's first civilizations.
2120 Anthropology of Non-Western Societies (1). The course examines both the culture of
selected non-western societies and the range of methodological and theoretical approaches
used to understand them.
3100 Human Ecology (1). A study of human ecosystems which examines the relationship between
culture and environment. The course includes research and theory on how pre-industrial
societies adapt to their environments, with particular attention to the ecological problems
created by industrial society.
3110 Archaeology of Selected Culture Areas (1). Explores the archaeological record of a
selected prehistoric culture area. Emphasis is on reconstructing ancient lifeways and
understanding the processes which create the archaeological record. Laboratory component.
4700 Independent Study in Anthropology (1). Inquiry by a junior or senior capable of
independent work with a minimum of supervision, with report due at end of semester.
4750 Special Topics In Anthropology (1). Deals with areas not normally covered in other
courses, but of current interest.
4800 Directed Readings In Anthropology (1).
Charles W. and Boise T. Else
School of Management
The Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair of Business Administration
The Hyman F. McCarty, Jr. Chair of Business Administration
The J. Army Brown Chair of Business Administration
The Selby and Richard D. McRae Chair of Business Administration
Emeritus Professor: Richard Bruce Baltz, Ph.D.
Professors: Jerry D. Whitt, Ph.D., Dean
Carl A. Brooking, Ph.D.
William A. Hailey, D.B.A., C.Q.E.
George M. Harmon, D.B.A.
Walter P. Neely, Ph.D., C.F.A.
Shirley F Olson, D.B.A.
Hugh J. Parker, Ph.D., C.P.A.
Edward J. Ryan, Jr., D.B.A.
Sue Y. Whitt, Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A.
Associate Professors: M. Ray Grubbs, Ph.D.
Patrick A. Taylor, Ph.D.
Peter C. Ward, J.D.
Steve Wells, M.A., C.RA.
Assistant Professors: Ajay K. Aggarwal, Ph.D.
Bill M. Brister, Ph.D.
David H. Culpepper Ph.D., C.PA.
Raymond A. Phelps, II, D.B.A.
The Else School of Management offers undergraduate degree programs which lead to the BBA
degree with majors in accounting or in business administration, and to BA, BS, or BLS degrees
with a major in economics. An MBA degree is offered which can be completed in one year for
students who have completed the BBA program at Millsaps.
The Else School of Management has been awarded national professional accreditation by the
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Educational Goals: The curriculum of the Bachelors of Business Administration degree (BBA) is
designed to provide an educational base for a lifetime of learning to enable each student to
realize his or her potential. To accomplish this mission, educational goals have been identified
to develop in each student: 1) a management outlook toward organizations and the ability to
work with others to accomplish common goals; 2) the ability to organize information for analysis
and decision making; 3) an understanding of the standards of professional behavior which are
consistent with ethical precepts; 4) an awareness of the attributes necessary to attain positions
of leadership; 5) an understanding of innovation and the importance of agents of change in
society; 6) a global perspective; and 7) an understanding of the changing societal, political, and
cultural environments that organizations face.
Degree Requirements: Students must major in eitlier accounting or business administration to earn
a BBA degree. The BBA academic program is a tliree-year, integrated body of study designed
to enable students to enter a profession or pursue advanced study. Since the program is
integrated, the courses are sequenced so that each course is taught with the assumption that
the students in the class have a common academic background. Students must be formally
admitted to the Else School before they may take junior-level course work. At least sixteen of
the thirty-two courses necessary to graduate from Millsaps must be selected from courses
offered by academic divisions other than the Else School.
Admission: Students must formally apply for admission to the Else School in order to take junior-
level courses. The principal factor the Else School admissions committee will consider as an
admissions criterion is the prior academic work of the applicant. Students must have completed
College Algebra, Survey of Calculus, and Computer Survival, or equivalent course work, before
commencing course work in the Else School. Students should normally apply for admission no
later than January of the spring term of the sophomore year. In general, all sophomore-level
BBA core courses must be completed before commencing junior-level courses (see one
exception to this rule under Minor Requirements).
Curriculum: Nine core courses, two of which are one-half semester courses, are required of all
BBA students in addition to the courses required for the major. The courses must be taken in
the sequence prescribed.
Fall Term: Principles of Economics (1 course)
Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business (1/2 course)
Business Statistics and Computing I (1/2 course)
Spring Term: Business Statistics and Computing II (1 course)
Survey of Accounting (1 course)
Fall Term: Introduction to Management (1 course)
Operations Management with Computing (1 course)
Spring Term: Fundamentals of Marketing (1 course)
Principles of Corporate Finance (1 course)
In the above sequence, students must have passed all required courses in one year before
proceeding to the courses in the next year.
Major Requirements: A minimum of twelve courses are required to earn a BBA degree in
business administration and a minimum of fourteen courses for a BBA degree in accounting.
To graduate, the student must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average on courses used
to meet this requirement. In addition to the BBA core, students pursuing a major in Business
Administration must complete Business Strategy and three Else School elective courses.
Students pursuing a major in Accounting must complete the BBA core, Intermediate Accounting
I and II, Managerial Accounting I, Federal Taxation of Income, Advanced Financial Accounting,
and Auditing I.
Minor Requirements: A student may elect a minor in business administration by completing
Principles of Economics, Survey of Accounting, Introduction to the Legal Environment of
Business, Business Statistics with Computing I, and Introduction to Management with a grade
point average of 2.0 or higher in these courses. Students pursuing a minor in business
administration may take Introduction to Management without previously completing Business
Statistics with Computing II.
Transfer Credit: Students may transfer from other schools and gain admission into the Else
School, but at least fifty percent of the BBA course work must be taken at Millsaps. Transfer
students from two-year colleges will receive credit for Survey of Accounting if tfiey have passed
six hours of Accounting Principles, credit for Principles of Economics if they have passed six
hours of Economic Principles, credit for Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business if
they have had Business Law, and credit for Business Statistics and Computing I if they have
had the first course in Business Statistics.
Credit for junior and senior-level courses taken at other four year colleges will be evaluated on
an individual basis by the appropriate Else School committee; credit for such courses will not
be given if taken at a two-year college. The four junior core courses must be taken at Millsaps,
For business administration majors. Business Strategy must be taken at Millsaps and for
accounting majors at least three of the accounting courses required in the major must be taken
Ordinarily, course work taken more than five years prior to admission or re-admission to the
Else School and academic work in which the student receives a grade below "C" should be
repeated or otherwise validated. The Academic Affairs Committee of the Else School will
evaluate extenuating circumstances for exceptions to these standards.
Requirements for B.A., B.S., or B.L.S. degree with major in Economics: In addition to other
stated degree requirements for the B.A., B.S., or B.L.S. degrees, the student majoring in
economics is required to take College Algebra and Survey of Calculus, as a minimum level of
mathematical competence, and Computer Survival. Ten additional courses are required for the
economics major, including Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business, Business
Statistics with Computing I, Business Statistics with Computing II, Principles of Economics,
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Intermediate fvlacroeconomic Theory, Money and Financial
Systems, Econometrics and Applied Statistics, International Economics, and Senior Seminar.
No additional economics courses are required of economics majors but students may elect to
pursue deeper study in the field by taking Public Finance and/or History of Economic Thought.
Survey of Accounting is also recommended for students pursuing the economics major. It is
highly recommended that students planning graduate study in economics take at least
Precalculus (or College Algebra and College Trigonometry) and Analytic Geometry and Calculus
I and II.
IVIinor Requirements: A student may elect a minor in economics with Principles of Economics and
any three other economics courses for which the student has completed the prerequisites.
2000 Survey of Accounting (1). The basic concepts, systems, and terminology of modern
accounting leading to the interpretation of accounting data in decision making by external users
and internal users. Prerequisite: The sophomore-level BBA core sequence.
3000 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (1). A focus on the conceptual framework of financial
reporting which emphasizes the accounting model, the rationale underlying generally accepted
accounting principles, and the external disclosure consequences of corporate decisions.
Prerequisite: Accounting 2000.
301 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (1 ). A continuation of Intermediate Financial Accounting
with a focus on issues relating to the financial reporting by public corporations, stockholders
equity, long-term liabilities, cash flow, and income reporting. Prerequisite; Accounting 3000.
3020 Managerial Accounting I (1). Basic managerial accounting concepts and terminology
including development of information to be used by management in planning and controlling
activities, understanding cost behavior, the use of analytical models, and the application of
textbook concepts to actual organizations. Prerequisite: Accounting 2000.
4000 Federal Taxation of Income (1). This course prepares students to examine the sources of
tax law relating to individual taxpayers; to utilize research techniques to determine the best
available solutions to personal and business decisions that possess tax consequences; and to
gain orientation and practical experience in preparing tax forms and meeting filing requirements.
Prerequisite: Accounting 2000.
4010 Auditing I (1). This course includes the environment of the auditing sector in business and
the role of auditing in society. Topics include the legal and ethical responsibilities of
accountants, professional auditing standards, the acquisition, evaluation and documentation of
audit evidence and reports on the results of the engagement. Prerequisite: Accounting 3010.
4020 Advanced Financial Accounting (1). A focus on reporting for multicorporate business
enterprises and for selected nonprofit entities. Selected accounting topics concerning
multinational enterprises will be included. Prerequisite: Accounting 3010.
2002 Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business (1/2). An introduction to the legal
environment of the United States, emphasizing the U.S. court and legal systems, the
Constitution as it relates to business, and the common law subjects of torts and contracts.
International legal structure and systems also will be covered.
4000 Principles of Real Estate (1). This is an elective course taken in the student's junior or
senior year. It applies many of the concepts and theories learned in the student's first two
years of study to the practices of the real estate industry.
4012 Business Law and Legal Environment I (1/2). Introduction to legal systems and the
Constitution; survey of administrative law and regulatory programs affecting business; in depth
analysis of contractual relationships. (This course is available only for accounting majors
graduating in 1993 or 1994.)
4020 Business Law and Legal Environments II (1). A continuation of Business Law and the
Legal Environment I with emphasis on Uniform Commercial Code sections dealing with sales,
commercial paper and secured transactions. (This course is available only to accounting majors
graduating in 1993 or 1994.)
3000 Principles of Corporate Finance (1). This course introduces corporate finance concepts.
Emphasis is placed on financial decision-making within the corporation in such areas as capital
investment, capital structure, working capital management, and financing the firm. The student
is also introduced to bond and stock valuation and to the role of global financial markets
including regulatory aspects. Prerequisite: Required sophomore BBA core courses.
4000 Advanced Finance (1). An advanced course in corporate finance and investments. Selected
topics include working capital management, risk analysis in capital budgeting, financing,
mergers and acquisitions, international financial markets, derivative financial instruments, and
capital market theory. Cases and projects are used in the course. Prerequisite: Finance 3000.
4900 Seminar in Portfolio Management (1). An advanced course in portfolio management and
investments. The course focuses on management of tfie General Louis Wilson Fund, the
student managed portfolio. Analysis of securities and portfolio management are emphasized in
the course. The course requires readings, cases, field trips, projects, student research and
presentation. Prerequisite: Finance 3000.
3000 Introduction to Management (1). Provides an introduction to the arts and sciences of
management. Theories of organization structure, communication, and managerial decision
making are addressed. Particular emphasis is given to organization behavior Additionally, a
detailed analysis is made of the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions.
Prerequisite: Required sophomore BBA courses.
4000 Business Strategy (1). Takes a searching look at the major components of strategy from
an upper-level management perspective. Using case studies and simulations, this course
provides a learning laboratory which integrates the knowledge and skills learned in the core
courses of each function. Prerequisite: Junior-level BBA core courses.
4010 International Business (1). Focuses on issues and problems facing managers whose firms
do business abroad. The strategic issues, operational practices, and external relations of
multinational companies are analyzed through cases that bridge individual functional areas.
Prerequisite: Junior-level BBA core courses.
3000 Fundamentals of Marketing (1). Consideration of pricing, promoting and distributing products
and services to satisfy buyers' needs in an ethical and socially responsible manner, with
particular attention to the impact of demographic, economic, social, environmental, political,
legal, regulatory, and technological forces on domestic and global organizational marketing
systems. Prerequisite: Required sophomore BBA core courses.
2002 Business Statistics with Computing I (1/2). The basic concepts of descriptive statistics are
addressed. Topics covered include database development, probability, and probability
distributions. Computer programs are used in the data analyses. Prerequisite: College Algebra,
Survey of Calculus, and Computer Survival.
2010 Business Statistics with Computing II (1). The basic concepts of inferential statistics are
addressed. Topics covered include estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression and
decision-making. Statistical programs are used in the data analyses. Prerequisite: Business
Statistics with Computing I.
3000 Operations Management with Computing (1). The course addresses tools and techniques
that can be used by production and operations managers in the areas of planning, designing,
operating and controlling systems. Topics covered include decision making, forecasting, linear
programming, aggregate planning, capacity planning, just-in-time systems, material requirements
planning, scheduling, project management, waiting lines, and quality assurance. Computer
programs are used extensively to process data. Prerequisite: Required sophomore BBA core
4750-4752 Special Topics (1/2 -1).
4800-4802 Independent Study (1/2 - 1).
4850-4852 Internship (1/2 -1).
2000 Principles of Economics (1). An examination of basic micro and macro concepts of
economics including tiie role of economics, supply and demand, price determination, demand
and production theory, costs, competition, monopoly, the role of government in the economy,
national income determination, the monetary system, and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisite: Survey of Calculus is recommended.
3000 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (1). The measurement of and determination of the
level of national income and output, aggregate demand and supply, inflation, unemployment,
the theory of money and interest rates, the causes of economic cycles, and national economic
policy analysis. Prerequisite: Economics 2000.
3010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (1). Price and output determination in markets,
equilibrium, market intervention, externalities, the theory of value, production and cost theory,
resource markets, and welfare and policy implications. Prerequisite: Economics 2000.
3020 Money and Financial Systems (1). A survey of both the microeconomic and macroeconomic
aspects of financial systems, including market structure, behavior, and regulation of commercial
banks an other financial intermediaries; the creation of money; central bank organization and
monetary control, and policy issues. Prerequisite: Economics 2000.
3030 Econometrics and Applied Statistics (1). Study of the general linear regression model,
simultaneous estimation procedures, Monte Carlo simulation, and advanced statistics.
Prerequisite: Business Statistics with Computing II or consent of instructor.
3040 International Economics (1). An extension and application of economic theory to
international issues with an examination of world money markets, exchange rates, adjustment
mechanisms, and issues. Prerequisite: A junior level economics course or consent of the
3100 Public Finance (1). Government decisions on expenditures, taxation, debt management and
policy issues. Prerequisites: Economics 3010 or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate
3110 History of Economic Thought (1). Traces the development of economic thought from the
classical school to the present time. Prerequisite: Economics 2000. Offered in alternate years.
4900 Senior Seminar in Economics (1). Student research and discussion of selected topics in
economics. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
The Board of Trustees
James B. Campbell Chairman
Robert C. Morgan Vice-Chairman
Earl R. Wilson Secretary
J. Herman Mines Treasurer
Term Expires in 1992
John L. Cornelius Hattiesburg
Roger M. Flynt, Jr Birmingham, Ala.
Gerald H. Jaci;s Cleveland
Booker T. Jones Jackson
Jean C. Lindsey Laurel
Robert C. Morgan Jackson
Robert R. Morrison, Jr Vicksburg
Edward L. Moyers Chicago, III.
John C. Vaughey Jackson
Glyn 0. Wiygul Columbus
Term Expires in 1993
Henry C. Clay, Jr Jackson
Maurice Hall, Jr Meridian
William R. James Jackson
Robert E. Kennington, II Grenada
James S. Love, III Biloxi
Tom B. Scott, Jr Jackson
John Ed Thomas, III Jackson
Earl R. Wilson Jackson
Leila C. Wynn Greenville
Term Expires in 1994
Joe N. Bailey, III Tupelo
James B. Campbell Jackson
C. Bert Felder Jackson
J. Russell Flowers Greenville
Warren A. Hood, Jr Hattiesburg
Earle F. Jones Jackson
Jack B. King Tupelo
Thomas F. McLarly, III Little Rock, Ark.
E. B. Robinson, Jr Jackson
Mike P. Sturdivant Glendora
Term Expires in 1995
J. Thomas Fowlkes Bristol, Va.
William T McAlilly Philadelphia
Vaughan W. McRae Jackson
Michael T. McRee Jackson
Luther S. Ott Jackson
Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr Laurel
Rowan H. Taylor Jackson
Ruth Watson Poplarville
Marsha McCarty Wells Jackson
Rebecca Youngblood Cleveland
J. Army Brown Jackson
G. Cauley Corlright Rolling Fork
Charles W. Else Jackson
Eugene Isaac Itta Bena
Morris Lewis, Jr Indianola
Robert 0. May Greenville
Hyman F. McCarly, Jr Magee
Richard D. McRae Jackson
William H. Mounger Jackson
LeRoy Percy Greenville
George B. Pickett Jackson
Nat S. Rogers Houston, Texas
Eudora Welty Jackson
Louis H. Wilson, Jr San Marino, Calif.
Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees
Executive Committee: James B. Campbell, Chairman, Robert C. Morgan, Vice-Chairman, Henry
C. Clay, Jr., Maurice Hall, Jr., J. Herman Hines, William R. James, Earle F Jones, Jean C.
Lindsey, Robert R. Morrison, Jr., Edward L. Moyers, E. B. Robinson, Jr., Tom B. Scott, Jr.,
Rowan H. Taylor, John Ed Thomas, III, John C. Vaughey, Earl R. Wilson, Leila Wynn
Academic Affairs Committee: Tom B. Scott, Jr., Chairman, John C. Vaughey, Vice-Chairman,
Henry C. Clay, Jr., Roger M. Flynt, William T. McAlilly, Michael T McRee, Robert R.
Morrison, Jr., Thomas F McLarty, Hi, Nat S. Rogers.
Business Affairs Committee: E. B. Robinson, Jr., Chairman, Earl R. Wilson, Vice-Chairman, John
L. Cornelius, Maurice Hall, Jr., Warren A. Hood, Jr., Earle F Jones, James S. Love, III,
Vaughan W. McRae, Mike P. Sturdivant, Glyn 0. Wiygul
Student Affairs Committee: William R. James, Chairman, Gerald H. Jacks, Vice-Chairman, Joe
N. Bailey, III, C. Bert Felder, J. Thomas Fowlkes, Booker T Jones, Robert Kennington, II,
John Ed Thomas, III, Rebecca Youngblood
Development Committee: Jean C. Lindsey, Chairman, Rowan H. Taylor, Vice-Chairman, J.
Russell Flowers, Jack B. King, Edward L. Moyers, Luther S, Ott, Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr.,
Ruth Watson, Marsha Wells, Leila C. Wynn
Audit Committee: Tom B. Scott, Chairman, Earl R. Wilson, John Ed Thomas, III
Investor Responsibility Committee: J. Herman Hines, Chairman, Tom B. Scott, Jr., E. B.
All Committees: James B. Campbell, Robert C. Morgan, George M. Harmon
Academic Affairs Committee: Vice President- Dean of the College, Student Representative
Business Affairs Committee: Vice President-Business Affairs, Faculty Representative, Student
Student Affairs Committee: Vice President-Enrollment and Student Affairs, Student
Development Committee: Vice President-Development, Alumni Representative
Audit Committee: Treasurer
Officers of the Administration
George M. Harmon, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A President
Robert H. King, B.A, B.D, Ph.D Vice President and Dean of the College
Don E. Strickland, B.S., M.S., Ph.D, C.P.A Vice President for Business Affairs
James C. Lewis, B.A., M.B.A., M.S Vice President for Development
Gary L Fretwell, B.A., MA .'. . . Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
Robert A. Shive, Jr., B.A., M.S., Ph.D Associate Dean of the College
and Director of Information Systems
Jack L. Woodward, A.B., B.D Dean of Student Aid/Einancial Planning
The College Faculty
Richard Bruce Baltz (1966) Emeritus Professor of Economics
A.A.. Belleville Jr College: B.B.A., M.S., Baylor University, Ph.D, University of Arkansas
Howard Gregory Bavender (1966) Emeritus Professor of Political Science
A.B., College of Idaho, M.A., University of Wisconsin
Robert E. Bergmark (1953) Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
A.B.. Emory University: S.T.B., Ph.D., Boston University
Lois Taylor Blackwell (1963) Emerita Associate Professor of English
A.B.. A.M., Mississippi College
Frances Blissard Boeckman (1966) Instructor, Catalog Librarian
A.B . Belhaven College, A.M., Mississippi College
Billy Marshall Bufkin (1960) Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages
A.B., A.M., Texas Technological College
C. Leiand Byler (1959) Emeritus Professor of Music
A.B., Goshen College, M.M., Northwestern University
Magnolia Coullet (1927) Emerita Professor of Ancient Languages
A.B., Millsaps College: A.M., University of Pennsylvania, B.M. Belhaven College: A.M. (German),
University of Mississippi
Elizabeth Craig (1926) Emerita Professor of French
A.B.. Barnard College, Columbia University; A.M., Columbia University
J. Harper Davis (1964) Emeritus Professor of Physical Education
B.S., M.Ed., Mississippi State University
John Lemuel Guest (1957) Emeritus Professor German
A.B.. University of Texas: A.M., Columbia University
Nellie Khayat Hederi (1952) Emerita Professor of Spanish
A.B., Mississippi State College for Women; A.M., Tulane University
Wendall B. Johnson (1954) Emeritus Professor of Geology
BS. M.S, Kansas State University
Samuel Roscoe Knox (1949) Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
A.B., A.M., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Frank M. Laney, Jr. (1953) Emeritus Professor of History
A.B., University of Mississippi; A.M., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Russell Wilford Levanway (1956) Emeritus Professor of Psychology
A.B., University of Miami; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University
Myrtis Flowers Meaders (1960) Emerita Professor of Education
as., Millsaps College; M. Ed., Mississippi College
Caroline H. Moore (1968) Instructor, Order Librarian
A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, A.M., Radcliffe College
Mildred Lillian Morehead (1947) Emerita Professor of English
A.B . Mississippi State College for Women. A.M.. Duke University
Arnold A. Ritchie (1952) Emeritus Professor of Ivlathematics
B.S.. Northeastern State College of Oklahoma. M.S., Oklahoma A& M College
John Quincy Adams (1965) Associate Professor of Political Science
BA. Rice University. M.A.. University of Texas, El Paso. J D . University of Texas. Austin
Ajay K. Aggarwal (1989) Assistant Professor of Quantitative H/lanagement
B. Tech.. Indian institute of Technology. M.S.. M.B.A.. Ph.D.. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
Theodore Gerald Ammon (1985) Assistant Professor of Philosophy
BA. Mississippi State University. M.A.. Ph.D., Washington University
Sarah L. Armstrong (1985) Associate Professor of Biology
BA.. University of Texas. M.A., University of California at Los Angeles: Ph.D. .Duke University
McCarrell L Ayers (1965) Associate Professor of Music
B.M.. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (New York). M.M.. Indiana University
Roy Alfred Berry, Jr. (1962) Professor of Chemistry
B.S.. Mississippi College. Ph.D., University of North Carolina
George James Bey III (1990) Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A.. University of New Mexico, M.A., Ph.D., Tulane University
Allen David Bishop, Jr. (1967) Professor of Chemistry
Director of Academic Computing
B.S.. Millsaps College. M.S., Louisiana State University, Ph.D., University of Houston
Stephen T. Black (1989) Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA. University of California at Santa Barbara, M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz
David Sanford Blix (1990) Assistant Professor of Religion
A.8.. Wabash College, M.A., Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Bill M. Brister (1989) Assistant Professor of Finance
B.S.. MBA., University of Southern Mississippi. Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Carl G. Brooking (1981) Selby and Richard McRae Professor
of Economics and Quantitative f^^anagement
B.S.. Millsaps College. M.S., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Charles Eugene Cain (1960) J.B. Price Professor of Chemistry
B.S.. University of North Carolina. A.M., Ph.D., Duke University
Claudlne Chadeyras (1988) Assistant Professor of French
Licence. Universite de Picardie, France, M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa
Cheryl W. Coker (1987) Instructor of Ivlusic
B.M.Ed.. MM.. University of Southern Mississippi
Frances Heidelberg Coker (1967) Associate Professor of Sociology
A.B.. Millsaps College. M.S.T, Illinois Institute of Technology
Timothy C. Coker (1984) Associate Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
David H. Culpepper (1984) Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., Belhaven College, B.S, M.B.A., Millsaps College, Ph.D., University of Alabama
Gayla F. Dance (1989) Instructor of Mathematics
B.A.. University of Texas. M.Ed., Texas A & M. University
David C. Davis (1988) Assistant Professor of History
BA. William Carey College, M.A., Baylor University, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Patrick E. Delana (1987) Assistant Professor of History
B.A.. Evergreen State College, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Kathleen A. Drude (1986) Professor of Mathematics
B.S.. Southern Louisiana University; MA. , Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Mary Ann Edge (1958) Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., M.S.. University of Mississippi; Ed.D., University oi Southern Mississippi
Cloyd L. Ezell, Jr. (1986) Associate Professor of Computer Studies
B.S.. Tuiane University, M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Vanderbiit University
George Harold Ezell (1967) Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Mississippi College; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Priscllla M. Fermon (1983) Associate Professor of French
BA Lehman College, M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Jeanne Middleton Forsythe (1978) Associate Professor of Education
BA. Millsaps College. M.Ed., Ed.D., Harvard University
Catherine R. Freis (1979) Professor of Classics
B.A.. Brool<lyn College, M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Richard Freis*(1975) Professor of Classics
B.A.. St. John's College in Annapolis, M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Delbert E. Gann (1982) Associate Professor of Geology
B.S.. University of Missouri, Kansas City, M.S., Northeast Louisiana University; Ph.D., Missouri School
of Mines and Metallurgy
Lance Goss (1950) Professor of Speech
A.B., Millsaps College, A.M., Northwestern University
Martha A. Goss (1984) Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.A., University of Alabama
Alan S. Graves (1988) Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S.. University of Texas; M.S., University of Chicago, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Michael Ray Grubbs (1987) Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Millsaps College. M.B.A., Mississippi College: Ph.D., University of Mississippi
William A. Hailey (1987) H.F McCarty, Jr. Professor of Business Administration
B.B.A., University of Mississippi; M.B.A, Loyola University, D.B.A., University of Kentucky
Floreada Montgomery Harmon (1972) Assistant Professor, Librarian
A.B., Tougaloo College; M.S.L.S, Louisiana State University
George M. Harmon (1978) Professor of Management
B.A.. Southwestern at Memphis; M.B.A., Emory University, D.B.A., Harvard University
Dick R. Highfill (1981) Associate Professor of Biology
A.B., M.A., University of California at San Jose, Ph.D., University of Idaho
Walter F. Johnson (1991) Instructor of Theatre
B.A.. Millsaps College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Robert J. Kahn (1976) Associate Professor of Romance Languages
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A., Middlebury College, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Asif Khandker (1985) Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Dacca (Bangladesh); M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Louisiana State
Donald D. Kilmer (1960) Associate Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., Indiana University
Robert H. King (1980) Professor of Philosophy and Religion
B.A.. Harvard University, B.D., Ph.D., Yale University
Deborah 0. Lee (1991) Assistant Professor, Librarian
B.A.. M.S.. University of North Carolina
Brent W. Lefavor (1983) Assistant Professor of Technical Theatre
BA.. M.A., Brigham Young University
Julia A. Lewis (1986) Assistant Professor, Librarian
B.A.. Southern Methodist University; M.L.S., University of Mississippi
Thomas Wiley Lewis III (1959) Professor of Religion
A.B., Millsaps College; B.D., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Drew University
Mark J. Lynch (1989) Assistant Professor of f\/latfiematics
B.S.. Millsaps College: Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Anne C. I\flacl\/laster (1991) Assistant Professor of English)
B.A.. Rice University. M.A., Ph.D.. University of Virginia
Karl F. IVIarkgraf (1990) Assistant Professor of German
Director of European Studies and Coordinator for Study Abroad
B A.. University of Oregon: M.A., Ph.D.. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Suzanne Marrs (1988) Professor of Englisfi
Director of Honors Program
B.A.. Ph.D.. University of Oklahoma
Marc R. Mazzone (1991) Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Williams College. M.A., Indiana University
Robert W. McCarley (1984) Assistant Professor of Computer Studies
B.A.. Millsaps College. M.Ed., Mississippi State University
Robert S. McElvaine (1973) Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of History
B.A., Rutgers University, M.A.. Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Herman Lamar McKenzle (1963) Assistant Professor of IVIathematics
B.S.. Millsaps College: M.Ed.. M.S., University of Mississippi
James Preston McKeown (1962) Professor of Biology
B.S.. University of the South; A.M., University of Mississippi, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
David A. Mercer (1991) Assistant Professor of Geology
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gregory David Miller (1991) Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Stanford University, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Lucy Webb Millsaps (1969) Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A.. Newcomb College, M.A., University of Mississippi
Michael H. Mitias (1967) . Professor of Philosophy
A.B.. Union College, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
James A. Montgomery (1959) Professor of Physical Education
A.B.. Birmingham-Southern College; A.M., Ed.D., George Peabody College for Teachers
Walter P. Neely (1980) Army Brown Professor of Finance
as., M.B.A.. Mississippi State University; Ph.D. University of Georgia
Robert B. Nevins (1967) Associate Professor of Biology
A.B . Washington University, M.S., University of Missoun
Shirley F. Olson (1982) Professor of Management
B.S.. Mississippi State University, M.B.A., Mississippi College; D.B.A.. Mississippi State University
Iren Omo-Bare (1990) Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A.. M.A.. University of Delaware; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Robert Herbert Padgett (1960) Professor of English
A.B.. Texas Christian University; A.M., Vanderbilt University
Judith W. Page (1981) Associate Professor of English
Coordinator of Women's Studies
A.B., Tulane University; M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Hugh J. Parker (1987) Professor of Accounting
B.S.. M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
James F. Parks, Jr. (1969) Associate Professor, Librarian
A.B., Mississippi College: M.L.S., Peabody College
Raymond A. Phelps II (1980) Assistant Professor of f\/larketing
A.A, University of Florida, BB.A., M.B.A., Georgia State University, D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University
Francis E. Polanski (1965) Associate Professor of IVIusic
B.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (New York), M.M., University of Michigan
Oscar E. Pruet (1991) Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Auburn University, M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Jimmie M. Purser (1981) Professor of Chemistry and Computer Studies
Coordinator for Development In Academic Computing
B.S.. Millsaps College, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Robert A. Quinn (1991) Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A.. Delta State University; M.A., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Thomas L. Ranager (1964) Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Mississippi State University, M.Ed., Mississippi College
Lee H. Reiff (1960) latum Professor of Religion
AS.. B.D., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Edward J. Ryan, Jr. (1987) Professor of Marketing
B.S.. M.B.A., Michigan State University; D.B.A., George Washington University
Harrylyn G. Sallis (1981) Assistant Professor of Music
B.M.. SoutlfWestern at Memphis; M.M., University of Kentucky
W. Charles Sallis (1968) Professor of History
B.S.. M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
0. Allen Scarboro (1982) Associate Professor of Sociology
A.B.. Kenyon College, M.A., Hartford Seminary Foundation, Ph.D., Emory University
Ruth Conard Schimmel (1990) Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Vanderbilt University, M.A., San Francisco State University, Ph.D., University of California at
Edward L Schrader (1988) Assistant Professor of Geology
B.S.. Millsaps College, M.S., University of Tennessee, Ph.D., Duke University
Briton E. Shell (1989) Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A.. Albion College; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Robert A. Shive, Jr. (1969) Professor of Mathematics
B.A.. M.S.. Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Elise L. Smith (1988) Assistant Professor of Art History
B.A., Florida State University, M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Steven Garry Smith (1985) Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
B.A.. Florida State University, M.A., Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., Duke University
Jonathan Mitchell Sweat (1958) Professor of Music
B.S.. M.S., The Juilliard School of Music; A.Mus.D., University of Michigan
K. Renee Taylor (1987) Assistant Professor, Librarian
B.A.. University of South Alabama, M.L.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Patrick A. Taylor (1984) . . . Associate Professor of Economics and Operations Management
B.B.A.. University of Mississippi; M.B. A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Cameron A. Thomas (1991) Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., San Francisco State University, Ph.D., University of
California at Berkeley
Marlys T Vaughn (1979) Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Edmond R. Venator (1967) Professor of Psychology
A.B., University of Buffalo; Ph.D., Emory University
Peter C. Ward (1988) Associate Professor of Business Law
B.A.. Amherst College; J.D., University of Pennsylvania
Timothy Joseph Ward (1990) Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S . University of Florida, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Steve Carroll Wells (1968) Associate Professor of Accounting
A.A., Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi
Johnnie-Marie Whitfield (1988) Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S.. Millsaps College, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Jerry D. Whitt (1980) Professor of Management Information Systems
B.B.A.. M.B.A., North Texas State University, Ph.D., Univetsity of Arkansas
Sue Yeager Whitt (1980) Professor of Accounting
B.B.A.. North Texas State University; MB. A., CM. A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Leon Austin Wilson (1976) Associate Professor of Englisfi
Director of Writing Program
A.B . Valdosta State College. M.A.. University of Georgia. Ph.D.. University of South Carolina
Office of the President
George M. Harmon, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A. (1979) President
Floy Nelms (1983) Administrative Assistant to \he President
Office of the Vice President and Dean of the College
Robert H. King, B.A., B.D., Ph.D. (1980) Vice President and Dean of the College
Robert A. Shive, Jr., B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (1969) Associate Dean of the College
Director of Information Systems
Grace W. Harrington, B.S. (1983) Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Nancy M. McKay, B.S. (1989) Secretary to the Vice President
Office of Records
R. Jayne Perkins, B.S., M.Ed. (1991) Associate Dean and Registrar
Pearl Dyer (1975) Assistant Registrar
Julia Crocker (1992) Assistant
Lu Ann Hoffman, B.S.Ed. (1986) Assistant
Beverly Robinson (1990) Assistant
Sandra Vorpahl (1991) Assistant
Virginia Salter, B.A. (1988) Faculty Secretary
Debra K. Flynn (1991) Faculty Secretary
Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs
Don E. Strickland, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., C.PA. (1977) Vice President for Business Affairs
Nancy W. White, B.L.S. (1974) Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Katherine E. Lefoldt (1970) Academic Complex Hostess
Virgnia R McCoy (1966) PBX Operator
Louise Burney, B.B.A., C.PA. (1987) Controller
Lisa Van Namen, B.B.A., C.PA. (1989) Assistant Controller-Financial
Kelly B. Powell, B.B.A. (1989) Assistant Controller-Administrative
Rose Johnson (1980) Loan Collections Officer
Connie L. Parker (1989) Accounts Payable Clerk
Julie Daniels (1991) Cashier
Inez Dunlap, B.S. (1991) Cashier
Debra Grubbs, B.A. (1991) Special Projects Coordinator
Richard W. Gell, B.S., M.S., RE. (1988) Director of Physical Riant
Marge Fenton (1980) Secretary
David Wilkinson (1980) Maintenance Supervisor
Johnnie Luckett, Jr. (1982) Housekeeping Supervisor
David Thigpen, A.S. (1986) Grounds Supervisor
Campus Safety and Security
Wayne H. Miller, B.S. (1980) Director of Campus Safety
Donald Sullivan (1981) Lieutenant
Edward L. Jameson (1980) Bookstore/Rost Office Manager
Elizabeth Jameson (1980) Bookstore Co-Manager and Supply Buyer
Cynthia Elder (1986) Cashier
Diane D. Samples (1990) Post Office Supervisor
Mittie E. Welty (1959) Assistant Supervisor
Kathi L. Acy (1981) Postal Clerk
Olivia White (1983) Director of Food Services
Steve King (1988) Assistant Manager
Alice Acy (1961) Supervisor
David Woodward (1990) Chef Manager
Hope Edwards (1986) Secretary
Office of the Vice President for Development
James C. Lewis, B.A., M.S., M.B.A. (1987) Vice President for Development
Doris R Blackwood (1986) Assistant to the Vice President for Development
Kyle E. Dice, B.A. (1991) Director of Alumni Relations
Kenneth W. Williams, Jr., B.B.A. (1991) Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Particia C. Cox, B.S. (1990) Secretary for Alumni Relations/Developoment Services
Susan R Womack, B.M.E. (1988) Director of Annual Giving
Robin T. Sanderson, B.B.A. (1990) Associate Director of Annual Giving
E. Bradford Ladd, B.A. (1991) Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Barbara Lea Campbell, B.A. (1989) Director of Development Services
Laurence B. Wells, B.A. (1992) Assistant Director of Development Services
Carroll K. Sims (1991) Gift Recorder
Alex R Woods, B.S. (1986) Production Coordinator
W. Scott Rawles, B.A. (1990) Director of Planned Giving
Holly L. Wagner, B.A. (1991) Associate Director of Development for Corporate Relations
Laurissa Henderson (1989) Secretary for Planned Giving/Receptionist
College and Church Relations
Kay B. Barksdale, B.A. (1986) Director of College and Church Relations
Glen C. Allison, B.A. (1991) Associate Director of College and Church Relations
Lena W. Barlow, B.A. (1989) Assistant Director of College and Church Relations
Judith G. Oglesby (1990) Secretary for College and Church Relations
Trey Porter, B.S. (1989) Sports Information Director
Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Gary L. Fretwell, B.A., M.A. (1989) Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Cathryn B. Marlella (1975) Administrative Assistant to the Vice President/Enrollment
Florence W. Mines, B.A. (1984) Director of Admissions
Crisler M. Boone, B.B.A. (1989) Assistant Director of Admissions
Lee Ann Miller, B.B.A. (1989) Assistant Director of Admissions
IVlaret Sanders, B.A. (1990) Admissions Counselor
Kristin Magee, B.B.A. (1990) Admissions Counselor
John Leech, B.A. (1991) Admissions Counselor
Connie C. Trigg (1988) Secretary for Admissions
Mary F. Nichols, B.A. (1985) Secretary for Admissions
Janie Hicks (1992) Word Processor
Office of Student Affairs
Gary L. Fretwell, B.A., M.A. (1989) Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
T. K. Reavis-Freeman, B.S., M.Ed. (1988) Associate Dean for Student Affairs
David Sneed, B.A., M.A. (1991) Associate Dean for Student Development
Steve Watson, B.A., M.C.C., M.P.C. (1990) Director of Student Activities
Don Fortenberry, B.A., M.Div. (1973) Chaplain
Martha Lee (1985) Administrative Assistant to the Vice President/Student Affairs
George Gober, B.A. (1981) Director of Intramurals
Florence Cooper, B.S.N. , (1988) Coordinator of Health Sen/ices/College Nurse
Kathy Varnado (1991) Secretary
Russell B. Anderson, B.S., M.S. (1984) Director, Career Planning and Placement
Janis C. Booth, B.A., M.S., Ed.D. (1986) College Counselor
Sandra Fanguy (1991) Secretary
Sandy Carter, B.A., M.S. (1990) Residence Director, Goodman House
Dina Stitt, B.A.E. (1988) Residence Director, Sanderson Hall
Anita Sumrall, B.B.A. (1989) Residence Director, Franklin Hall
Terry Hight, B.A. (1991) Residence Director, Ezelle Hall
Tracie Woidtke, B.S. (1990) Residence Director, Bacot Hall
Jack Phillips, B.A. (1991) Residence Director, Galloway Hall
Office of Student Aid Financial Planning
Jack L. Woodward, A.B., B.D. (1961) Dean of Student Aid Financial Planning
Ann Hyneman, B.A., M.S. (1988) Assistant Dean of Student Aid Financial Planning
Cheri Gober (1981) Financial Aid Secretary
Mark W. Grundler, A. A. (1988) Director of Computer Services
Peggy H. Moore, B.A. (1989) Administrative Assistant
Larry 0. Horn (1981) Manager, Systems Operations
Brad L. Cooper, B.B.A., M.B.A. (1987) Manager, Networl< Systems
R. Gail Keller, B.M.E., M.M.E., B.S. (1987) Applications Programmer
Linda E. Welch, B.S. (1988) Applications Programmer
Jeff Venator, B.A. (1987) Systems Support Assistant
James E. Vannoy (1989) Technical Support
Gary K. Nalley, B.B.A. (1990) Network Systems Consultant
Hampton F. Shfve, B.A. (1991) Technical Support
Office of Adult Learning
Harrylyn Sallis, B.M., M.M. (1981) Associate Dean, Adult Learning,
Adult Degree Program Director
Sandra Bunch, B.S. (1987) Assistant Director, Adult Degree Program
Hazel Woods, B.A. (1985) Director, Enrichment and Special Projects
Mary Markley (1987) Receptionist and Secretary
Janet Langley, B.A. (1991) Secretary
Department of Athletics
Robert C. King, B.A., M.P.E. (1989) Director of Athletics
Mary Ann Edge, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. (1958) Coach, Golf
David Forsythe, B.S. (1988) Coach, Men's Soccer
George Gober, B.A. (1982) Coach, Women's Soccer
Cindy Hannon, B.S., M.S. (1990) Coach, Women's Basketball/Cross Country
Nancy McKay, B.S. (1989) Secretary to Director of Athletics
Jim Montgomery, A.B., A.M., Ed.D. (1959) Coach, Tennis
Jim Page, B.S. (1986) Coach, Baseball
Tommy Ranager, B.S., M.Ed. (1964) Head Coach, Football
John Stroud, B.S., M.Ed. (1990) Coach, Men's Basketball
Joe Don Samples, B.S., M.Ed. (1990) Assistant Coach, Football
Else School of Management
Jerry D. Whitt, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. (1980) Dean
Kay H. Mortimer, B.A., M.B.A., C.C.P. (1984) Assistant Dean/Director of MBA Program
Charles E. Sampson, M.B.A. (1991) Assistant Dean
Paula A. Burke, B.S. (1988) Secretary to the Dean
Dixie H. Thornton, A.A. (1990) Faculty Secretary
James F. Parks, Jr., A.B., M.L.S. (1969) College Librarian
Deborah 0. Lee, M.L.S. (1991) Collection Development Librarian
Floreada M. Harmon, A.B., M.S.L.S. (1972) Assistant Librarian lor Public Services
Julia A. Lewis, B.A., M.L.S. (1986) Special Services Librarian
K. Renee Taylor, B.A., M.L.S. (1987) Catalog Librarian
Ann Baxter (1989) Circulation Assistant (Night Supervisor)
Pamela Berberette, B.S. (1987) Circulation Assistant
Loretta DeFoe (1990) Assistant to the Librarian
Geraldine Reiff, B.A. (1984) College Archivist
Joycelyn Trotter, B.A. (1963) Library Assistant (Periodicals)
1991 Awards and Prizes
Fine Arts Awards
William D. Rowell Memorial Award in Art Joel Epperson
Senior Music Award Lee Kelly Lofton
Henry and Katherine Bellaman Award Lee Kelly Lofton
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in First Year Greek Robert N. Hooper
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Second Year Greek Chad Granfill
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in First Year Latin Amy Ball
Swearingen Pgze for Excellence in Second Year Latin William James Hannon and
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Intensive Latin Leslie Wood
Magnolia Coullett Senior Classics Award Thomas Cole Webb
Ross H, Moore History Award Anita Renee Busby
American Bible Society Award Gregg Newby
Language and Literature
Dora Lynch Hanley Award for Distinguished Writing Lisa Lishman
Clark Essay Medal Julia Bullock
Paul D. Hardin Award for English Majors Anne Verret
Albert Godfrey Sanders Award in French Catherine Finney and Hilary Davis
Albert Godfrey Sanders Award in Spanish Gregory Maloney
German Book Award Ursula Pentecost, Julie Winkelmann, and Karen Fisher
Science and Mathematics
Biology Award Amy Ball
Biology Research Award Scott A. Barr, Clarissa T. Hebron and Tim G. Bruni
Tri Beta Award Stephen J. Lee
J. B. Price General Chemistry Award Laurie Carpenter, Paul Garrett
Jason Ledbetter, and Mark Michalovic
Junior Analytical Chemistry Award Laura Christopher
Senior Chemistry Award Charles Lee
Outstanding Service Award Stephen J. Lee
Organic Chemistry Award David Harrison and Kimberly Warren
Johns Hopkins Summer Internship Lee Montgomery
Computer Studies Award Steve Hinton
Wendell B. Johnson Geology Award John Ellis
Nicholas B. Steno Award Al Lanphier
Geologist of the Year Kelley Peace
Samuel R. Knox Mathematics Award David P. Hollan
Freshman Mathematics Award Jeffrey Brian Heath
General Physics Award Eric Fontaine and Clay Hudson
Physics Sen/ice Award Chris Odom
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Award for Outstanding Elementary Student Teaching Pamela Frances Bundy and
Angela L. Clark
Award for Outstanding Secondary Student Teaching Ronna S. Meeks
Education Department Scholarship Award Pamela Frances Bundy
Mary Sue Enochs Lewis Scholarship Award Amy Frances Shearer
Reid and Cynthia Bingham Outstanding Senior in Political Science Award . William R. Hannah
Anna Lynn Screpetis
Reid and Cynthia Bingham Outstanding Junior in Political Science Award . , Melinda F. Wiggins
President John F. Kennedy Award Kimberly Grace Waggoner
C. Wright Mills Award Marr^e Meredith
Else School of Management
Wall Street Journal Award Donald M. Pittman
Mississippi Society of CPA's Award Kathryn Gunter
Mississippi Society of CPA's Outstanding Senior Award Chandler C. Tipton
Senior Accounting Award Chandler C. Tipton
Merrill Lynch Award Steve Sansom
Financial Management Association Challenge Award Greg Hoyt
Else Scholars Todd Casselty, Kathryn Gunter, Greg Hoytjodd Isaacks
Anne Lewis, Barri Shirley, and Joel Travelstead
American Marketing Association, Millsaps Chapter Award Fuat Varol Alican
Anthony Alan Melvin
Outstanding Achivievement in Marketing, Atlanta Chapter, Award Suresh Chawla
West Tatum Award/Alpha Epsilon Delta Price Williams
Black Students Association Award Jennifer Dorsey, Tarance Hart,
Tony Moore, and Rossie Cotton
Chi Omega Social Science Award Renee Busby
Circle K Award Angela Gafford
HEADWAE Award for Academic Excellence Pamela Frances Bundy
Kappa Alpha Eric Gunn Award Brent Wilson
Lambda Chi Alph/Howard G. Bavender Outstanding Professor Award Dr. Edward L. Schrader
Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Woman of the Year Award Elizabeth Ann Trevathan
Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Man of the Year Award David Cooper Armistead
Panhellenic Scholarship Nancy Elizabeth Garrett
Pendergrass Award Sharon Cherie Walker
Velma Jernigan Rodgers Scholarship Award Sarah Emma Crisler
Dr. Thomas G. Ross Scholarship Tim Howard
Student Body Association Leader of the Year Dale Mott
Outstanding Senator Award Alicia Clifton and Elizabeth Trevethan
Senate Leadership Award John Leach
Janet Lynne Sims Award Larry Lee Montgomery
Rainna Puran Bahadur
Amy Elizabeth Ball
Anne Sanford Buckalew
Anita Renee Busby
Kellie Leigh Carpenter
Thomas Todd Cassetty
Eric Dewayne Chisolm
Alicia Katherine Clifton
Deborah Suhsein Chou
Rachel Renee Cook
Mary Parker Deen
Kelly Blake Denton
Ellen Claire Deshotels
Mark Jason Douglas
Who In American Colleges and
Eryn Lynn Hackett
Margaret Seal Jones
Jon Frazier Lansdale
John Phillip Leach
Stephen Jasper Lee
Anne Latane Lewis
Lee Kelly Lofton
Everett Grayson McKinley
Ronna Starr Meeks
Marne Anne Meredith
Andrew John Meyers
Dale Anthony Mott
Christopher Douglas Odom
Stacey Fleming Oliver
Parke Daniel Pepper
OIlie Vernell Rencher
Steven Wayne Sansom
Melissa Ann Saxton
Anna Lynn Screpetis
Barri Alexander Shirley
Stephanie Dionne Stacy
Chandler Cramer Tipton
Anne Elizabeth Verret
Kimberly Grace Waggoner
Sharon Cherie Walker
Kenneth Weaver Williams
Lorna Price Williams
Shannon Delanie Williams
Degrees Conferred 1991
Bachelor of Arts
Missy MacKinnon Andrews DeFuniak Springs, FL
Rebecca Roshelle Anthony Brandon
Janet Mallory Bass Memphis, TN
* Christopher H. Bassin New Orleans, LA
Pamela Ann Beckham Jackson
* Tara Marie Bond Gretna, LA
'* Kristin Ruth Brandt Salt Lake City UT
Michael David Brown Jackson
** Julia Cathenne Bullock Jackson
"* Pamela Frances Bundy Mobile, AL
** Anita Renee Busby Laurel
Karen Lynn Carpenter Petal
' Kelli Leigh Carpenter New Orleans, LA
Lauren Nicole Carraway Ridgeland
* Kathryn Marie Cascio Monroe, LA
' Paul Wesley Case Jackson
** Gregory Hampton Chastain Monroe, LA
* Alicia Arin Clark Hattiesburg
* Charles Gavin Clayton, IV Yazoo City
* Alicia Katherine Clifton Oxford
Allison Stevens Coggin Jackson
* Thomas Wayne Colbert, Jr. Jackson
Cheryl Cherone Collins Jackson
Mary Ann Connell Oxford
Kathleen Weir Conner Canton
* Rachel Renee Cook Cordova. TN
" Lisa Jane D'Amour Harahan, LA
* Mary Parker Deen Pass Christian
Mary Margaret Dill West Point
Susan Dunbar Dowdy McComb
Elizabeth Weaver Downer Jackson
" Erma Dawson Dunn McComb
* Elizabeth Hollyn Ellender Hattiesburg
* Joel Rodman Epperson Lutz, FL
' Richard Andrew Foxworth Columbia
Charles Edward Gibson, IV Jackson
* Patricia Lynn Gleason Ocala, FL
Julie Marie Goins Leesville, LA
** Timothy Douglas Gray Brandon
* Eryn Lynn Hackett Memphis, TN
*' William Ray Hannah Hixson, TN
' William James Hannon, Jr Brandon
Christopher Ronald Henson .... Galesburg, IL
Tracy Carol Hindman Jackson
' Daniel Seth Holliday Decatur, AL
* John Michael Huete New Orleans, LA
" Bridgett Alys Hurley New Orleans, LA
* Virginia Anne Ingram Mobile, AL
Robert Vance Isonhood Canton
* John William Jabaley Jackson
Holly duBois Jacques Lake Charles, LA
Estus Scott Kea Jackson
Susan Marie Kennedy Hammond, LA
" Eugenia Maria Koury Jackson
Kelli Ann Kriss Biloxi
Emily Helen Lawler Birmingham, AL
David Vaughan Lester Indianola, lA
" Kathleen Rose Long Slidell, LA
** Catherine Shelley Lose Nashville, TN
Edward Anderson Lowry Canton
* Richard Jason Manning Mendian
Regan Elizabeth Marler Gautier
Rita Randall Martinson Madison
John Bonner Maxwell, III Memphis, TN
George Franklin Mays River Ridge, LA
Ronna Starr Meeks Live Oak, FL
Marne Anne Meredith Asheville, NO
Brent Smith Miller Jackson
Jennifer Ann Miller Franklin, TN
John Harold Montgomery Lumberton
Roy Duncan Montgomery Starkville
Amy Leigh Morris Jackson
Dale Anthony Moti Lake Charles, LA
Whitman Davis Mounger Greenwood
Elizabeth Anne Mullinax Chattanooga, TN
Gregg Newby Greenville
Debra Leigh Nugent Boyce, LA
Stacey Fleming Oliver Austin, TX
Kristin Dianne Orcutt Nashville, TN
Parke Daniel Pepper Mount Olive
Charlton Allen Phillips Madison
Holly Shapard Powell Austin, TX
Theresa Ann Powers Jackson
Bryan Ashley Pratt VIcksburg
James Clair Pritchard Hattiesburg
Lynndee Gillette Rainey Gulfport
Jefferson Mitchell Redding Jackson
Mary Elizabeth Reilly Oxford
OIlie Vernell Rencher Clarksdale
Rebecca Blair Richards Mobile, AL
Laura Dupuis Riemer New Orleans, LA
Susan Leah Roberts Brandon
Norma Katherine Scales Richmond, VA
Anna Lynn Screpetis Pineville, LA
Christian Werner Adam Seifert New Orleans, LA
Katherine Knight Shields Huntsville, AL
Hampton Fowler Shive Jackson
William Pinckney Simmons, III . Germantown, TN
Kathleen Diane Sims Annandale, VA
Mark Geoffrey Solomon Greenville
Albert Anthony Spille Jackson
Stephanie Dionne Stacy Greenville
Margaret Anne Stamm VIcksburg
Harold Clifford Stanley Memphis, TN
Elizabeth Dear Stuckey Greenwood
John Alan Teal Jackson
Anne Elizabeth Verret New Orleans, LA
Angela August Wade Grenada
Kimberly Grace Waggoner Natchez
Craig Alan Walker Nacogdoches, TX
Sharon Cherie Walker Starkville
Margaret Stevens Walton Oxford
Kathryn Elizabeth Ward Monroe, LA
John Egger Watson Jackson
Thomas Cole Webb Aberdeen
Christopher David Webre Metairie, LA
Roland Brown Webster, Jr. Knoxville, TN
Richard Picard Weiss Greenville
James Patrick Welsh, III Lebanon, NH
David Landis Westenberger Pulaski, TN
Shannon Delania Williams . . . Santa Clara, CA
Morris Hugh Wiltshire, Jr Southaven
Jamie Priscilla Witt Pensacola, FL
Bachelor of Business Administration
Mary Stewart Atkins Mobile, AL Patricia Ann Burch Monticello, AR
Michael Curtis Bennison Dallas, TX Max William Burdick Petal
Nina Anne Best Tupelo Brian David Campbell Clarksdale
Kelly Ann Bricker Plant City, FL # Jody Montrose Caraccioli .... Baton Rouge, LA
Anne Sanford Buckalew Apopka, FL " Thomas Todd Cassetty Nashville, TN
David Marlin Chancellor Memphis, TN
Ricardo Alberto Chanis , Panama City, PANAMA
Jod' Lee Christian Jackson
Jeffrey Lynn Clay Tupelo
Allyson Sparkman Cox Jackson
' Angela Kay Cunningham Hopkinsville, TN
■ Rachel Mary Cwiklik Kosciusko
Kelly Blake Denton Dallas, TX
* Ellen Claire Deshotels Lafayette, LA
Glossie Lorenzo Echols Foxworth
" Diana Mane Ellett Monroe, LA
#■■ John Prentis Everett. Ill Baton Rouge, LA
Rose Lee Flowers Ridgeland
« Andrew Michael Free Madison
Kelby Lamar Gilmer Parsons, KS
Michael E. Goetz Kenner, LA
■ Kathryn Ann Gunter Wichita, KS
■ Gregory Olivier Hoyt New Iberia, LA
■ Todd Jason Isaacks Greenville
Klare Parker Lane Jackson
' Jon Frazier Lansdale Corinth
* John Philip Leach Southaven
" Anne Latane' Lewis Huntsville, AL
John Scott Mathis Dallas, TX
Geraldine McAlpin Canton
Howard Lamar McMillan, III Jackson
Glenn Lewis Melvin Brandon
Marne Anne Meredith Asheville. NC
Andrew John Meyers Meridian
Christopher Darrell Moll Willard, OH
Felecia Carole Overstreet Greenwood
William Daniel Patterson Benoit
Kimberly Annette Phillips Canton
Donald Marion Pittman, Jr Pontotoc
Steven Wayne Sansom Oxford
Melissa Ann Saxton Yazoo City
Lea Ann Smith-Vaniz Canton
Keith Ramon Stanton Greenwood
Chan Michel Thomas Jackson
Chandler Cramer Tipton Jackson
Joel William Travelstead Jackson
John Rankin Tull, III Live Oak, FL
Larry Lovelle Upton Collins
Alvaro Rodrigo Valenzuela Jackson
Judith Kelley Wallace Jackson
Michael Frank Warren Mendenhall
Kenneth Weaver Williams, Jr Connth
Bradley Farris Wilson Jackson
Bachelor of Liberal Studies
Michael Laverne Bostic Brandon Charles Howard Mitchell Jackson
" Jean McMorris Burns Terry # Kenneth Kirk Phillips Jackson
# Cecilia Varela Chatham Ridgeland " Birdie Mae Reed Smith Jackson
" Angela Lloyd Clark Brandon
Lee Kelly Lofton
Bachelor of Music
# Daniel Richard Ayres Jackson
" Rainna Puran Bahadur Greenwood
*' Amy Elizabeth Ball Jackson
' Scott Alan Barr Brandon
David Norman Bledsoe El Dorado, AR
Michael David Box Grenada
' Timothy Glen Bruni Gulfport
# Jack Foster Burke, III Hattiesburg
# Albeit Francis Chiemprabha Mendenhall
"* Eric Dewayne Chisolm Brandon
Deborah Suhsein Chou Vicksburg
# Boyce Lament Clark Carriere
James Corson Crellin Jackson
' Todd Ashley Dawson Brandon
Martin James Dempsey Jr. Long Beach
David Matthew Dillon Brandon
■" Mark Jason Douglas Mendian
# Larry Chase Fortenberry Madison
William Barry Gillespie, Jr Carrollton
Georgia Lee Golmon Bogue Chitto
Melissa Lee Gordon Meridian
'* Clarissa Tolentino Hebron Gulfport
Jana Rose Henderson Slidell, LA
# William Elliott Henderson Oxford
# Stephen Louis Hinton Brandon
"* David Preston Holland Jackson
Myrtle Ann Hoover Pascagoula
' Margaret Seal Jones Germantown, TN
' Kenneth Maurice Kellum Tupelo
Mark Ivah Lampton Jackson
# Alfred Young Lanphier Little Rock, AR
'* Charles Chuen-Lin Lee Madison
" Stephen Jasper Lee Starkville
* Joseph Kirley McAllister, Jr Vicksburg
* Everett Grayson McKinley Madison
" Eraser Andrew McKinnon ... New Orleans, LA
#*" Athanasios Anastasios Mihas Jackson
*• Christopher Douglas Odom Jackson
" George Clifford Plauche Lafayette, LA
Rodney Wakefield Ratliff Jackson
# Allen Shane Reed Weir
# Neysha LaRose Sanders Greenwood
Nathan Eric Schrock Ridgeland
* Karen Bergstrom Shackelford . . Greensburg, PA
Kenneth Paul Smith, Jr Gonzales, LA
Santo Sam Spitale, III Morgan City LA
#' Elizabeth Marie Sprehe Covington, LA
David Robert Steckler. Jr Natchez
David Gregory Suadi Natchez
'* Christopher Charles Thacker . . West Monroe, LA
• Susan Siufen Tjeng Brandon
' Andrew James Velkey II Jackson
Louis Drake Walsh Baton Rouge, LA
Roland Brown Webster, Jr Knoxville, TN
**' Lorna Price Williams McComb
# Janet Mane Young Yazoo City
' Oren Verdayne Zimmerman, Jr Hazlehurst
Master of Business
Kenneth Boyd Akins Madison
Melissa Maria Bell Ridgeland
# Ray Morrow Berry Jackson
Davis Blair Bingham, Jr. Jackson
# Stephen Finis Blackwood Jackson
Mary Patricia Bonom Jackson
William Keith Bradford Ridgeland
John Paul Broussard Ridgeland
Suresh Chawla Jackson
Lee Ann Darden Jackson
# Horace Jewell Davis, III Jackson
Michael L. Ford Jackson
# Ray Fulton Harrigill Jackson
Janet Patricia Henderson Ridgeland
Stephen Ottis Howell Ridgeland
James Page Ifiman Jackson
# Elizabeth Diane Martin Jackson
Ruth Carolyn May Jackson
Jo Alice McDowell Jackson
Michael Oliver McGowan Madison
# Anthony Alan Melvin Jackson
# John Walter Nance Clarksdale
# Betty Miles Newman Jackson
Nola Marie Nicholas Jackson
Danny Lavelle Pace Vicksburg
William Todd Paul Jackson
# Stephen Eugene Phillips Ridgeland
# Paige Carpenter Pratt Jackson
James T. Reid Brandon
McWillie Mitchell Robinson, III Madison
Leonard Earl Shannon, Jr Jackson
Marian Phillips Simmons Ridgeland
Michael John Taylor Jackson
Carolyn Christian Tindall Pearl
Salvador Angelo Todaro, Jr Madison
Gerald Stroud Triplett, Jr Jackson
Mark Adrian Wall Madison
Kevin Douglas Whiti Jackson
# Peggy Cottrill Wilson Pearl
Paul Winford Young, Jr. Ridgeland
*Cum Laude "Magna Cum Laude "*Summa Cum Laude #Summer graduate
Robert H. Atwell Doctor of Laws
Gwin J. Kolb Doctor of Humane Letters
Hyman F. McCarty,Jr Doctor of Laws
Richard D. McRae Doctor of Public Service
Sara L. Brooks Bacfielor of Arts
Academic Probation 51
Academic Suspension 51
Academic Probation 51
Academic Suspension 51
Alcoholic Beverages 53
Class Attendance 51
Disciplinary Expulsion 54
Disciplinary Probation 54
Disciplinary Regulations 53
Disciplinary Suspension 54
Honor in an*Academic Community 52
Illegal Substances 53
Schedule Changes 50
Social Probation 54
Student Behavior 52
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress 51
Early Admission 10
Freshman Admission 10
International Student Admission 11
Part-time Admission 11
Special Student Admission 11
Transfer Admission 10
Adult Degree Program 46
Advanced Placement Institutes 46
Community Ennchment Series 46
Leadership Seminars in the Humanities ... 46
Advance Placement 12
Alcoholic Beverages 53
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of
American Association of University Women 8
American Chemical Society 8
Application for a Degree 39
Applying for Admission 12
Studio Art 57
Intramural Athletics 27
Awards and Pnzes
Else School of Management 33
Fine Arts 31
Language and Literature 32
Science and Mathematics 32
Social and Behavioral Sciences 33
Bachelor of Business Administration 101
Buildings and Grounds 9
Academic Complex 9
Boyd Campbell Student Center 9
Chnstian Center 9
James Observatory 9
Murrah Hall 9
Olin Hall of Science 9
Physical Activities Center 9
Sullivan-Harrell Hall 9
Whitworth Hall 9
Business Administration 104
Campus Ministry 26
Cashing Personal Checks 20
Returned Checks 20
Class Attendance 51
Classical Civilization 65
Classical Studies 65
Classical Civilization 65
Comprehensive Examinations 39
Computer Studies 84
Computer Usage Fees 19
Computing Facilities 9
Concentration in Christian Education 70
Business Administration 42
Engineering and Applied Science 42
Military Science 43
Counseling & Career Planning and Placement
Career Planning and Placement 13
Course Numbers 56
Course offering 56
Course offerings 56
Credit by Examination 12
Dean's List 50
Additional Requirements for Bachelor of
Business Administration 38
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts Degree 37
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of
Music Degre 38
Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of
Science Degree: 37
Comprehensive Examinations 39
Core Requirements for all degrees 34
Fine Arts 37
Multi-Disciplinary Topics Courses 36
Quality Index Required 39
Second Degree 39
The Heritage Program 36
Topics Courses Core 6-9 37
Writing Assessment Portfolio 37
Digital Equipment VAX/VMS 9
Disciplinary Expulsion 54
Disciplinary Probation 54
Disciplinary Suspension 54
Early Admission 10
Teacher Education Program 94
Else School ot Management 8
Transfer Credit 102
Literary Studies 73
Literature and Culture 75
Rhetoric. Wnting and Pedagogy 76
European Studies 71
Computer Usage 19
Science Laboratory 19
Financial Aid Opportunities
Part-time Employment 24
State Student Incentive Grants 24
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants 24
The Pell Grant 24
Work-Study Program 24
Fine Arts 57
Forum Senes 26
By high school graduation, By Equivalency
Grades. Honors. Class Standing
Course Load 50
Credit/No Credit Grade Option 49
Dean s List 50
Election to Phi Beta Kappa 49
Repeat Courses 49
Student Status 48
Grades, Honors. Class Standings
Grade Points 48
With Distinction 49
With Honors 49
Heritage Program 36
Honor in an Academic Community 52
Alpha Epsilon Delta 29
Alpha Eta Sigma 29
Alpha Kappa Delta 29
Alpha Psi Omega 29
Beta Beta Beta 29
Beta Gamma Sigma 29
Financial Management Association Honor
Omicron Delta Epsilon 29
Omicron Delta Kappa 29
Order of Omega 29
Phi Alpha Theta 30
Phi Beta Kappa 30
Phi Eta Sigma 30
Pi Delta 30
Pi Delta Phi 30
Pi Kappa Delta 30
Sigma Delta Pi 30
Sigma Lambda 30
Sigma Pi Sigma 30
Sigma Tau Delta 30
Theta Nu Sigma 30
Institutional Scholarships 21
Interdisciplinary Studies 71
European Studies 71
Interdisciplinary Courses 72
Women's Studies 71
International Student Admission 11
James Observatory 9
Laboratory and Fine Arts Fees
Science Laboratory Fees 19
Language and Literature 73
Leaves of Absence 11
Additional Financial Aid Opportunities .... 24
Perkins Loans (NDSL) 24
Stafford Guaranteed Student Loan Program 23
Major Reuben Webster Millsaps 8
Master of Business Administration 46
Materials Fee 19
Meal Plan 21
Medals and Pnzes 31
Medical Services 14
Millsaps-Wilson Library 9
Placement in Modern Languages 77
Multi-Disciplinary Topics Courses 36
Applied Music 62
Bachelor of Music 59
Goals for Music Learning 59
Keyboard Proficiency 60
Organ Requirements 60
Piano Requirements 60
Teacher Certification 60
Voice Requirements 60
Music and Drama 27
Tfie Millsaps Players 27
The Millsaps Singers 27
The Wind Ensemble 27
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Orientation and Advisement
Part-time Admission 11
Phi Beta Kappa 49
Phi Beta Kappa 8
Mathematics Requirements 91
Political Science 96
Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental 40
Pre-Social Work 41
Public Events Committee 26
The Bobasheia 27
The Purple and White 27
Quantitative Management 105
Concentration in Chnstian Education 70
Requirements for Degrees 36
Research facilities 8
New Students 19
Returning Students 19
Goodman House 18
Residence Requirements 38
Schedule Changes 50
Scholarships and Financial Aid 21
Science and Mathematics 80
Science Laboratory Fees 19
Social and Behavioral Sciences 94
Social Probation 54
Sociology and Anthropology
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools . 8
Activity Fee 19
Auditing of Courses 20
Change of Schedule Fee 20
Course Overload Fee 19
Credit by Examination Fee 20
Graduation Fee 20
Late fee 20
Music Fee 20
Parking Fee 19
Senior Citizens 20
British Studies at Oxford 44
Ford Fellows Program 44
Legislative Intern Program 45
Other Study Abroad Programs 45
Public Administration Internship 45
School of Management Intern Programs . ^ 45
Semester Abroad in Central Europe 44
Summer Program in London and Munich . . 44
The Honors Program 44
The Washington Semester 44
Special Student Admission 11
Student Behavior 52
Adult Student Association 28
Black Student Association 28
Circle K 28
Cross Cultural Connection 28
English Club 28
Finance Club 29
Forensics Society 29
French Club 29
German Club 29
Habitat for Humanity 29
Society of Physics Students 29
Spanish Clubs 29
Student Body Association 28
Student Records 15
Sullivan-Harrell Hall 9
Teacher Certification 41
The Graduate Program 46
Master of Business Administration 46
The Millsaps Plan 20
Transfer admission 10
Tuition and Fees 18
Reservation Deposits 19
Schedule of Payment for Rooms 18
University Senate, United Meth. Church 8
Women's Studies 71
Writing Assessment 37