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Catalog and Announcements 

Information for Prospective Students 

Table of Contents 

Calendar for 1993-94 3 

The Millsaps Purpose 4 

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 

Adm.ission Requirements 10 

Applying for Admission 12 

Orientation and Advisement 13 

Counseling Services 13 

Career Planning and Placement 13 

Student Housing 14 

Medical Services 15 

Student Records 15 

Financial Information 17 

Tuition and Fees 18 

Financial Regulations 20 

Scholarships and Financial Aid 21 

Loan Funds 24 

Student Life 27 

Campus Ministry 28 

Public Events 28 

Athletics 29 

Publications 29 

Music and Drama 29 

Student Organizations 30 

Honor Societies 31 

Fraternities and Sororities 33 

Medals and Prizes 34 

Curriculum 37 

Requirements for Degrees 38 

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental 43 

Pre-Ministerial 43 

Pre-Law 44 

Pre-Social Work 44 

Teacher Certification 44 

Cooperative Programs 45 

Special Programs 47 

Adult Learning 49 

Graduate Program 50 

Administration of the Curriculum 51 

Grades, Honors. Class Standing 52 

Administrative Regulations 54 

Departments of Instruction 59 

Division of Arts and Letters 61 

Division of Sciences 82 

Else School of Management 107 

Register 113 

Board of Trustees 1 14 

Officers of the Administration 1 16 

Faculty 1 16 

Awards and Prizes 126 

Degrees Conferred 1992 128 

Index 132 

Calendar for 1993-94 

August 20 
August 21 
August 21-24 
August 23-24 
August 25 
August 26 
September 3 
September 18 
October I 
October 14 
October 15 
October 16 
October 20 
October 22 
October 29-30 
November 15-23 
November 24 

November 28 

December 8 

December 9 

December 10,11,13,14,15 

December 16 

Etecember 17 

December 18-26 

December 29-December 3 1 

January 9 
January 10 
January 1 1 
January 19 
February 17 
February 24 
February 25 
March 4 

March 13 

March 18 

April 1 

April 3 

April 4-14 

April 8-9 

April 18-26 

April 21 

April 25 

April 26 

April 27,28,29,30, May 2 

April 30 

May 4 

May 6 

May 7 

*Fonnal academic occasion 

First Semester 

Fall Conference for faculty 

Residence halls open 9 a.m. 

Orientation for new students 

Registration for class changes 

All classes meet on regular schedule 

^Opening Convocation 

Last day for schedule changes without grade 

Parents Weekend 

Fraternity and Sorority Rush (no classes meet) 

Tap Day 

Mid-semester grades due 

Mid-semester holidays begin, 8 a.m. 

Mid-semester holidays end, 8 a.m. 

Last day for dropping courses with grades of WP or WF 

Homecoming Weekend 

Early registration for spring semester 

TTianksgiving holidays, begin 12 noon 

Residence halls close, 3 p.m. 
TTianksgiving holidays end 

Residence halls open, 12 noon 
Last regular meeting of classes 
Reading day 
Final examination days 
Residence halls close at 12 noon 
Semester grades due in the Office of Records 
College offices closed 
College offices closed 

Second Semester 

Residence halls open 9 a.m. 

Registration for class changes 

All classes meet on regular schedule 

Last day for schedule changes without grade 

Tap Day 

Founders Day 

Mid semester grades due 

Spring holidays begin, 3 p.m. 

Residence halls close, 3 p.m. 
Spring holidays end 

Residence halls open, 12 noon 
Last day for dropping courses with grades of WP or WF 
Good Friday - College offices closed 

Comprehensive examinations 
Spring Alumni Weekend 
Early registration for fall semester 1994 
Awards Day 

Last regular meeting of classes 
Reading day 
Final examination days 
Final grades for graduating seniors due 
All semester grades due in the Office of Records 
* Baccalaureate 

Residence halls close at 5 p.m. 

Information for Prospective Students 

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 develop- 
ment of mature citizens with the intellectual capacities, ethical principles, and sense of 
responsibility that are needed for leadership in all sectors of society. 

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 program, support services, and outreach to the wider community: 

Academic Program 

to select well-prepared students of diverse social, ethnic, geographical, and age 

to provide an integrated core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences for 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 curriculum which fosters student development in clear thinking, in oral and 

written 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 caring community that nurtures open inquiry and independent critical thinking 
to structure opportunities for students to become competent in self-assessment of their 

academic progress 
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, 

and research. 

College Support Services 

to provide physical and financial resources sufficient to support the College mission 
to support the personal development of students through a program of counseling, 
student organizafions, 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 and activities. 

College Outreach to the Wider Community 

to foster a mutually supportive relationship between the Mississippi Conference of the 

United Methodist 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 well as academic and professional associations. 

Adopted by the Faculty and 

Board of Trustees ofMillsaps College 


Information for Prospective Students 

Information for Prospective Students 

History of the College 

Millsaps College was founded in 1 890 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 1 908, 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 1 990. 
Millsaps' first president, William Belton Murrah, served until 1910. Other presidents 
were David Carlisle Hull ( 1 9 1 0- 1 9 1 2), Dr. Alexander Farrar Watkins (1912-1 923), Dr. 
David Martin Key ( 1 923- 1 938), Dr. Marion Lofton Smith ( 1 938- 1 952), 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. 

General Information 

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 profes- 
sional 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 

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 Missis- 
sippi, New Stage Theatre, Mississippi Opera Association, and musical, dramatic, and 
sporting events held at the City Auditorium and the Mississippi Coliseum. 

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 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 260,000 volumes and 800 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 Library Network. 

Computing Facilities 

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 SuUivan-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. 

Buildings and Grounds 

The 1 00-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, Educa- 
tion, Psychology and Sociology. The Olin Hall of Science, dedicated in 1 988, 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, class- 
rooms and offices. In 1967, the stage was renovated into a modem 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 in- 
cluded in this multi-purpose facility. An outdoor swimming pool is adjacent to this 

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facility. Other athletic facilities include tennis courts and fields for football, baseball, 
and soccer. 

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 two single-sex women, one single-sex men and three co-ed residence halls. 
All are centrally cooled and heated. 

The James Observatory is an historical landmark located on the northwest comer of the 


Admission Requirements 

Millsaps College accepts without regard to race, color, sex, creed or national origin all 
who are qualified to benefit from its academic program. 

Freshman Admission 

Application for admission as a full-time student with freshman standing may be made 
by one of the following: 

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. 

(b)Students must submit the results of test scores of the American College Test 
(A.C.T.) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S. A.T.), along with an original essay, and 
and official high school transcript. 

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 com 
pleted 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. 

Transfer Admission 

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 applicant: 

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 1 6 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 College. 


3. A student must complete the work necessary to fulfill requirements for a major at 

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 

6. The student is subject to Millsaps regulations on advanced placement and credit by 

7. Credit is not given for correspondence courses. 

Part-time Admission 

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 full-time students. 

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 the following: 

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 educational goals. 

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 exp)ects to enroll. Admissions 
credentials include the following: 

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1 . Completed admission forms. 

2. Official transcript of all work attempted. 

3. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. 

4. Letters of recommendation from two persons. 

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 Millsaps and to support themselves during 
periods when the College is closed. 

Leaves of Absence and Readmission 

Students who leave the College for one semester or longer may apply tor 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 Examination 

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 

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 college. 

Additionally, Adult Degree Program students (B.L.S. candidates) may develop and 
submit appropriate jxjrtfolios for consideration for non-graded academic credit. De- 
tailed information is available in the Prior Learning Credit Handbook which is distrib- 
uted 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 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. The 
importance of this process is seen through the College's commitment to the Perspectives 
program. Perspectives introduces the incoming student to a variety of issues and 
activities. Many are fun, some are challenging, but all are developed to inform the 
students about issues they will be facing throughout their college careers and beyond. 

Building relationships is an important component of the program. The Perspectives 
group is led by a team of faculty and student advisors. The student leaders work with the 
group on a weekly basis addressing the various issues. The faculty leader advises the 
group through the orientation process but also serves as the initial academic advisor. 
This relationship continues until the student selects a major field of study, at which time 
a professor in that field becomes the advisor. 

Counseling Services 

Since counseling is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, a wide array of 
counseling services are offered through the Counseling and Career Planning and 
Placement Center. The counselor can assist students in improving academic perfor- 
mance by helping them improve study skills techniques such as time management, note- 
taking, problem-solving, and test-taking. Help is also available for students wishing to 
engage in self-exploration and goal-setting; to discuss relationships, stress reduction, or 
other personal concerns; and to obtain information on other community resources. 
Referrals to professionals or treatment programs off campus will be made when 

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 develop- 
ment and movement toward a satisfying career choice. Students are invited to utilize 

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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 experi- 
ence. These resources are available through the Counseling and Career Planning and 
Placement Center. 

Developing skills in resume writing, interviewing and job search strategies are empha- 
ses 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. 

Student Housing 

Student housing is an important service rendered by any college. However, Millsaps 
places a great deal of emphasis on the learning process that takes place within the 
residence halls. The student housing program is administered by a team of professionals 
including the Associate Dean of Students, Housing Coordinator, Program Coordinator, 
Resident Directors, and Resident Assistants. 

Housing assignments are made by the Housing Coordinator who can be found in the 
Office of Student Affairs. This person assists students in determining their living 
situations by taking into account building preference, roommate choice, and several 
other factors. Questions regarding the assignment process should be forwarded to the 
Housing Coordinator. 

All freshman 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 Affairs. 

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 

2. Current residents requesting their same residence hall and rising juniors who are 
currently residents. 

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 May 1 5 will be assigned a housing space in order of receipt number 
without priority concerning their classification. 

5. Returning students and residents who make a deposit after May 1 5 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 ot their housing deposit without priority concerning their classitl 
cation. To remain in priority status for residence hall assignments, housing deposits 
and request cards must be submitted to the Business OtTicc 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 1 2 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. 

Medical Services 

Millsaps College offers a comprehensive health care program for its students. This 
program is administered through the College nurse who is certified in college health 
care. The nurse works with local physicians to provide health and emergency care for 
students. Physicians hold clinic on campus at various times throughout the week. 
Students should contact the College nurse for more information regarding the various 
services provided. 

Student Records 

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 advisor; 
(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. 


Financial Information 

1 8 Financial Information 

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 Methodist 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 $5,343 $5,343 

Comprehensive Fee 275 275 

Room rent (1) 1,158- 1,488 

Meals (2) 967 

Total $7,743- $8,073 $5,618 

(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 

(2) This is the charge for the 21 meal per week plan. A 14meal plan is available for $936. 

Schedule of Payment for Rooms 

1 st Sem. 2nd Sem. Total 
Double Occupancy: Bacot, Ezelle, 

Franklin, Galloway, Sanders $1,390 $ 926 $2,316 

Goodman House 1,572 1,048 2,620 

Sanderson Hall, North Wing 1,651 1,101 2,752 

Sanderson Hall, South Wing 1,786 1,190 2,976 

All residence halls are air conditioned. 

Goodman House - Open to upperclass students. Air conditioned, garden style apart- 
ments 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 $ 1 75 per student each semester. 

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 $1,336 

2 course units 2,672 

Comprehensive Fee 72 per course unit 


Reservation Deposits 

New Students - All full-time students must pay a reservation deposit of $ 1 00. 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 May 1 . 

Returning Students - All returning students requesting campus housing must pay a 
reservation deposit of $ 1 00 by May 1 5 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 May 15. Upperclass students living in Goodman House 
will be required to pay a utilities deposit of $ 1 75 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. 
Comprehensive Fee 

Millsaps charges each full-time undergraduate student a comprehensive fee of $275 per 
semester which includes a portion of the cost of student activities and student 
government, laboratory and computer usage, post office, parking and certain special 
instructional materials. Part-time undergraduate students will be charged a proportion- 
ate amount. 

Special Fees 

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 one-quarter courses. 
Late Fee - A $25 late fee will be charged for both late payment and late scheduling of 

classes. The late fee will apply beginning the second day of classes each semester. 
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. 
Music Fee - A fee of $90 is charged for private music lessons and use of practice rooms 

per 1/4 course credit (1/2 hour lesson per week). Music majors who are full-time 

students will be required to pay only the one-quarter course fee for private 

instruction per specialty area per semester. 
Credit by Examination Fee - A $25 fee is assessed to record each course for which credit 

is allowed if the credit is not transfer credit or if the examination is not a Millsaps 

Auditing of Courses - Courses are audited with approval of the Dean of the College. 

There will be no additional charge 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 rates. 
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 responsibility. 

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Financial Regulations 

Payments - All charges for a semester are due and payable two weeks prior to the tlrst 
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 p)eriod 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 Millsaps 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 

Millsaps College 

Jackson, MS 39210-0001 

Cashing Personal Checks - Personal checks for a maximum of $ 1 00 may be cashed in 
the Business Office and a maximum of $10 in the Bookstore upon presentation of 
a Millsaps identification card. 

Returned Checks - A charge of $ 1 5 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 meal plan. 

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 or financial regulations at any time without prior notice. 


Scholarships and Financial Aid 

Millsaps College grants scholarships and financial aid to students on two bases: financial 
need and academic excellence. 

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 I . 

Academic scholarships are provided by Millsaps to students who demonstrate outstand- 
ing academic and artistic talents or ability. These scholarships are awarded without 
regard to need and are offered to freshmen and entering transfer 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. 

Institutional Scholarships 

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 

Departmental Awards are offered in art. music, and speech. The recipients are selected 

by a committee of faculty from the applicable department, division or school. 
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, contin- 
gent 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 concern- 
ing the requirements of a particular scholarship, contact the Dean of Student Aid 
Financial Planning. 

Adult Degree Program English Buriie Bagley Scholarship 

ADP/Liberal Studies Violet Khayat Baker Memorial Music Fund 

H. V. Allen, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Michael J. "Duke" Barbee Endowed 

Robert E. Anding Endowed Scholarship Scholarship Fund 

Endowed Art Scholarship Bell-Vincent Scholarship 

Annie Redfield and Abe Rhodes Artz Bergmark Scholarship 

Endowed Scholarship Dr. Robert E. Bergmark Scholarship 


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J. E. Birmingham Memorial Scholarship 
Black Student Scholarship 
Kathryn and Derwood Blackwell 

Endowed Scholarship 
Major General Robert and Alice Ridgway 

Blount Family Drama Scholarship 
Jesse and Ruth Brent Scholarship 
Pet and Randall Brewer Memorial 

W. H. Brewer Scholarship 
Lucile Mars Bridges Endowed Scholarship 
Reverend and Mrs. A. M. Broadfoot 

Memorial S^rholarship 
Reverend and Mrs. W. T. Brown, Jr. 

Memorial Scholarship 
A. Boyd Campbell Scholarship 
James Boyd Campbell Memorial 

Endowed Scholarship 
Dr. Elbert Alston Cheek Scholarship 
Reverend and Mrs. C. C. Clark 

Endowed Scholarship 
Coca-Cola Foundation Minority 

Endowed Scholarship 
Kelly Gene Cook Scholarship 
Ella Lee Williams Cortright and Dorothy 

Louise Cortright Endowed Scholarship 
George C. Cortright. Sr. Scholarship 
Ira Sherman and Dorothy Louise Cortright 

Endowed Scholarship 
Magnolia Coullet Scholarship 
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Countiss, Sr. Scholarship 
Eh", and Mrs. C. W. Crisler Endowed 

Dr. T. M. Brownlee and Dan F. 

Crumpton Scholarship 
Helen Daniel Memorial Scholarship 
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Daniel Scholarship 
Davenport-Spiva Scholarship 
Charles W. and Eloise T. Else 

Endowed Scholarship Fund 
Else Scholars Award 
Else Scholarship Fund 
Robert L. Ezelle, Jr. Scholarship 
Ben Fatherree Bible Class Scholarship 
Felder and Carruth Memorial Scholarship 
Mrs. Jennye M. Few Scholarship 
The Josie Millsaps Fitzhugh Scholarship 
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Scholarship 
Irene and S. H. Gaines Scholarship 
The Marvin Galloway Scholarship 
John T. Gober Scholarship 
N. J. Golding Scholarship 
Pattie Magruder Sullivan Golding 

Endowed Scholarship 
Sanford Martin Graham Scholarship 
Graves Family Endowed Scholarship 
The Clara Barton Green Scholarship 
Wharton Green '98 Scholarship 
S. J. Greer Scholarship 
Clyde and Mary Hall Scholarship 

Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Hall Scholarship 
Maurice H. Hall, Sr. Endowed 

James E. Hardin Memorial Scholarship 
Paul Douglas and Mary Giles Hardin 

W. Troy Harkey Endowed Music 

Martha Parks Harrison Endowed 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed 

Minority Scholarship 
Karim E. Hederi Endowed Scholarship 
Nellie K. Hederi Endowed Scholarship 
John Paul Henry Scholarship 
Martha and Herman Hines Endowed 

The Joey Hoff Memorial Scholarship 
Ralph and Hazel Hon Scholarship 
Albert L. and Florence O. Hopkins 

Joseph W. Hough Scholarship 
Howard Hughes Science Scholarship 
Kenneth Humphries Memorial 

Harrell Freeman Jeans, Sr. Endowed 

Reverend and Mrs. John Henderson 

Jolly Endowed Scholarship 
Vernon Jones Scholarship 
Dan and Rose Keel Scholarship 
Rames Assad Khayat Memorial 

Endowed Scholarship 
Alvin Jon King Music Scholarship 
Norman C. Moore Lawrence Memorial 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Lecomu Scholarship 
S. Herschel Leech Endowed Scholarship 
Dr. John Willard Leggett, Jr. Scholarship 
Mary Sue Enochs Lewis Scholarship 
Reverend and Mrs. W. C. Lester 

James J. Livesay Scholarship 
Forest G. and Maude McNease Loftin 

Memorial Scholarship 
Susan Long Memorial Scholarship 
Jim Lucas Endowed Scholarship 
Lida Ellsberry Malone Scholarship 
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mars Scholarship 
Robert and Marie May Scholarship 
The Will and Delia McGehee Memorial 

Joan B. McGinnis Endowed Scholarship 
James Nicholas McLean Scholarship 
McRae Scholarship 
Meeks Ford Teaching Fellowship 
David W. Meeks Scholarship 
Arthur C. Miller Pre-Engineering 



Mississippi Methodist Conference 

The Mitchell Scholarship 
Robert D. and Alma Moreton Scholarship 
E. L. Moyers Endowed Scholarship 
Eva Fair Neblett Memorial Scholarship 
Reverend Robert Paine Neblett, Sr. 

Memorial Scholarship 
J. L. Neill Memorial Scholarship 
Marcella Ogden Memorial Scholarship 
Reverend Arthur M. O'Neil Scholarship 
Marty Paine Endowed Scholarship 
Marianne and Marion P. Parker 

Endowed Scholarship 
William George Peek Endowed Scholarship 
Randolph Peets. Sr. Endowed Scholarship 
The Bishop Edward J. Pendergrass 

J. B. Price Scholarship 
Lillian Emily Benson Priddy Scholarship 
Kelly Mouzon Pylant Memorial 

Endowed Scholarship in Religion 
Jane Bridges Renka Endowed Scholarship 
R. S. Ricketts Scholarship 
C. R. Ridgway Scholarship 
S. F. and Alma Riley Scholarship 
Frank and Betty Robinson Memorial 

Velma Jemigan Rodgers Award 
Thomas G. Ross, M.D. Pre-Med Scholarship 
H. Lx)wry Rush, Sr. Scholarship 
Richard O. Rush Scholarship 
Paul Russell Scholarship 
Silvio A. Sabatini, M.D. Memorial 

Charles Christopher Scott, III Scholarship 
George W. Scott Scholarship 
Mary Holloman Scott Scholarship 
William E. Shanks Sponsored Scholarship 
Reverend and Mrs. Lonnie M. Sharp 

Albert Bumell Shelton Scholarship 
William Sharp Shipman Foundation 


Robert Emmett Silverstein Scholarship 
Janet Lynnc Sims Endowed Scholarship 
Marion L. and Mary Hanes Smith Endowed 

Willie E. Smith Scholarship 
Dr. Thomas R. Spell Endowed Scholarship 
Reverend and Mrs. C. J. Stapp 

Memorial Scholarship 
Dr. Benjamin M. Stevens Scholarship 
Daisy McLaurin Stevens Ford Fellowship 
E. B. Stewart Endowed Scholarship 
R. Mason Strieker Memorial Scholarship 
Mike Sturdivant Scholarship 
E>r. W.T.J. Sullivan, Dr. J. Magruder Sullivan 

and C. Caruthers Sullivan Memorial 

Endowed Scholarship 
E. H. Sumners Scholarship 
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tabb Endowed 

William S. Triplett Award 
Florence M. Trull Memorial Scholarship 
Navy V-12 Memorial Scholarship 
Dennis E. Vickers Endowed Scholarship 
James Monroe Wallace, III Scholarship 
Emmett and Ellena Ward Endowed 

Dollie Mae and Paul Adolph Warren 

L. P. and Ella W. Wasson Endowed 

Alexander Farrar Watkins Scholarship 
W. H. Watkins Scholarship 
John Houston Wear. Jr. Foundation 

James Thompson Weems Endowed 

Mary Virginia Weems Endowed 

Dr. Vernon Lane Wharton Scholarship 
Julian L. Wheless Scholarship 
Milton Christian White Scholarship 
Lettie Pate WTiitehead Scholarship 
Lou B. Wood Scholarship 

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Loan Funds 

Federal Stafford Loan Program. 

Federal Stafford Loans are available to students who demonstrate need and are enrolled 
at least half-time. An undergraduate student may borrow up to $2,625 for their first 
year; $3,500 for their second year and $5,500 a year for the remainder of their 
undergraduate years for an aggregate amount of up to $23,000. A graduate student 
may borrow up to $7,500 a year ($8,500 after 10/1/93) for an aggregate total of 
$65,500 (including undergraduate loans). Application forms may be obtained from a 
commercial lender or from the Dean of Student Aid Financial Planning. 

Interest rate: The interestrate for first-time borrowers from 7/1/88 to 9/30/92 is 8% from 
the date of disbursement through the 4th year of repayment, and 10% during the 
remainder of the repayment period. New borrowers after 10/1/92 hold a variable 
interest rate of T-bill plus 3. 1 0% with a cap of 9%. 

Fees: There is a 5% origination fee and up to 3% guarantee fee. 

Repayment: Repayment of the loan begins 6 months after termination of education or 
anytime that the academic load drops below half-time. The loan may be repaid over 
10 years. 

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan Program 

This loan program has the same terms and conditions as the Federal Stafford Loans, 
except that the borrower is responsible for the interest that accrues while the student 
is in school. The program is open to students who may not qualify for the subsidized 
Stafford Loans or may qualify for only partial subsidized Stafford Loans. The student 
borrower does not have to show financial need for this loan. Borrowers pay a 
combined origination/guarantee fee of 6.5%. 

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (FPLUS) and 

Federal Supplemental Loan for Students (FSLS) 

FPLUS loans provide parents with additional funds for educational expenses. These 
loans may be obtained from commercial lenders. The parent who borrows through this 
program will be able to borrow up to the difference between the cost of the institution 
and the financial aid the student receives for the loan period. There is not an aggregate 
limit. The parent must not have an adverse credit history. The student must be a 
dependent and be enrolled at least half-time. FPLUS borrowers do not have to show 
need to borrow under this program. Disbursement of the loan funds will be made 
copayable to the borrower and the school. 

FSLS loans provide independent and graduate students with additional funds for 
educational expenses. Prior to certifying a FSLS application for a student, the school 
must determine whether or not the student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and a 
Federal Stafford Student Loan, and if the student is eligible, the student must have 
filed an application for the grant and loan. The borrower may receive up to $4,000 per 
year for the first and second years and up to $5,000 per year for the remainder of their 
undergraduate years for an aggregate total of $23,000 as an undergraduate. A graduate 
student may borrow up to $1 0,000 a year for an aggregate total of $73,000 (including 
undergraduate FSLS loans). 

Interest rate: FPLUS and FSLS loans carry a variable interest rate tied to T-bill plus 
3.10%. The FPLUS loan will not exceed 10% and the FSLS will not exceed 11%. 

Fees: There is a 5% origination fee and a guarantee fee up to 3%. 

oAz^De/erwenr: Repayment of a FPLUS begins the date of disbursement and repayment 
of FSLS begins the date of disbursement or last multiple disbursement. Borrowers 
should contact the lender for information concerning deferment of principal and 
capitalization of interest. 


Federal Perkins Loan Program 

Millsaps makes these loans available to undergraduate students who demonstrate need. 
Student may borrow up to $1 5,000 for an undergraduate degree. Repayment and 
accrual of interest at the rate of 59r begin six months after the student drops below half- 
time enrollment status. Deferment and loan forgiveness may be available for commu- 
nity service work, for full-time teachers in shortage fields, and for full-time employees 
of public or private non-profit child or family service agencies. 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 Office. 

The Federal Work-Study Program has been establ ished from funds contributed by the 
federal government and the College to provide financial assistance through employ- 

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. 

Federal 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 Federal Pell Grant was established by the Educational Amendments of 1 972 and 
is funded by the federal government. When the grant is fully funded, the maximum 
award is $2,300. 


Student Life 

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Campus Ministry 

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 experi- 
ences which explore the meaning of a life of faith for a college community. 

To accomplish this, a varied program is offered: sponsorship of special programs on the 
Millsaps Forum Series on such issues as the occult, the family, and the Skinhead 
phenomenoni» 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 
Services; 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 needs. 

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. Further- 
more, a working relationship has been established with many community projects and 
agencies as vehicles for student involvement. 

Public Events 

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 academic 
departments interested in organizing programs open to the entire campus. These include 
films, guest speakers, and music recitals. 

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 

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 participate. 

Intercollegiate Athletics 

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 

Those who participate in intercollegiate athletics are required to observe and maintain 
the same academic standards as other students. 

Intramural Athletics 

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 &W provides coverage of Millsaps events, 
as well as serving as a campus forum. 

The Bobashela, the student yearbook of Millsaps College, gives an annual comprehen- 
sive 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 publ ic 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 

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. 

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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, A 
Few Good Men, Biloxi Blues, Ghosts, Equus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 
Camino Real, West Side Story, Sweet Bird of Youth, Hedda Gable r. She Stoops to 
Conquer, Summer and Smoke, Dark of the Moon, All My Sons, Much Ado About 
Nothing^ Shenandoah, and Tea and Sympathy. 

Student Organizations 

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 Millsaps 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 Body Association on all matters of student concern. In addition the 
Student Senate is responsible for (1) apportioning funds collected by the College 
as Student Body 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 tradi- 
tional 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 mem- 
bers 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 24years 
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 
1 982 with the purpose of promoting responsibility and choice in the use of alcoholic 

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 scholas- 
tic standing may be elected to membership. 

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 op)en to anyone with an interest 
in finance. Activities include the Merrill Lynch Challenge Stock Market game and 
visits to or speakers from financial institutions. 

Forensics Society, organized in 1 986, 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 

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 overseas projects. 

Residence Hall Association is composed of and serves students living in the residence 
halls. RHA sponsors social events, forums and works with the administration to 
address student concerns. Elections are held in the Fall semester. 

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. 

Honor Societies 

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. 

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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 prac- 
ticing accountants; and encouragement of a sense of ethical, social, and public 

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 1 984, 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, serves to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment 
in financial management, financial institutions, and investments among under- 
graduate 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 1989. 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 1 98 1 . Member- 
ship 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 freshman year. 

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 German civilization. 

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 literature. 

Sigma Lambda is a leadership and service honorary society whose members are 
primarily sophomores selected on the basis of character, scholarship, and involve- 
ment in college and community activities. 

Sigma Pi Sigma, a national honor society in physics, was established at Millsaps in 
1988. 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 Interfratemity Council. 

Eligibility for membership in sororities and fraternities is governed by the following 

A. General Conditions 

1 . Only bona fide regular students (carrying at least three courses) may be 

2. A student may not be pledged to a fraternity or sorority until official 

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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 

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 fraternity purposes. 

Medals and Prizes 

College Awards 

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 of 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. A second award is presented to an entering freshman with 
selection based on pre-medical interest and academic excellence. 

West Tatum Award. Presented by the faculty to the outstanding senior pre-medical 

Fine Arts 

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. 



Classics Awards 

Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Greek 
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Latin 
Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Second Year Latin 
Presented to the students with the highest scholastic averages in Latin and 
Magnolia CouUet Senior Classics Award. Presented to the senior who has best 

demonstrated excellence in and love for the classics. 
American Bible Society Award. Presented to an outstanding student in the study of 

Greek and religion. 
Dora Lynch Hanley Award for Distinguished Writing. Awarded annually to honor 

excellence in writing. 
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 English. 
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 and literature. 
Ross H. Moore History Award. Presented to the outstanding senior history major. 

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 poten- 
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 chemistry. 
Senior Chemistry Award. Awarded to the senior with the most outstanding record in 

study and research. 
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. 
Geology Awards. 

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. 

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Samuel R. Knox Mathematics Award. Presented to the outstanding senior mathemat- 
ics major. 

Freshman Mathematics Award. Presented to the outstanding freshman in mathemat- 

General Physics Awards. Presented to the two students with the highest scholastic 
averages in general physics. 

Physics Service Award. Presented to a physics student in recognition of service to the 
Department of Physics. 

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 demon- 
strates potential for outstanding contributions in teaching at the secondary school 

Outstanding Scholarship Award. Given to the senior receiving teacher certification 
with the highest scholastic average. 

Mary Sue Enochs Lewis Scholarship. Presented to a woman in the junior class who 
has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership and who has definite plans 
to teach upon graduation. 

Reid and Cynthia Bingham Award. Presented to the junior and senior scholars of 
distinction in political science. 

President John F. Kennedy Award. Presented to the outstanding senior in political 
science demonstrating excellence in academics, personal integrity and commit- 
ment 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 

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 outstanding record. 

Merrill Lynch Award. Presented to the student who has demonstrated high achieve- 
ment in the area of finance. 

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. 


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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 sp)ecitlcally 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-modem World 1 course 

Core 4: Multi-disciplinary Topics in the Modem 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 with 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. 

Core Abilities 

All core courses seek to help students develop the intellectual skills of a liberal arts 
education. These skills include: 

Reasoning - the ability to think logically and reflectively, to analyze critically and 

Communication -the ability to express one's thoughts and feelings coherently and 
persuasively through written and oral communication and to work effectively in 
collaboration with others. 

Quantitative Thinking - the ability to understand, interpret, and use numerical and 
scientific data and the technology of the modem world. 

Historical Consciousness - the ability to understand the achievements, problems and 
challenges of the present with perspectives gained from a study of the past. 

Aesthetic Judgement - the ability to understand and appreciate creative responses to the 
world, and to develop one's own modes of creative expression. 

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Global andMulti-Cultural Awareness - the ability to understand and appreciate a variety 
of social and cultural perspectives. 

Valuing and Decision-Making-the ability to understand and appreciate differing moral 
viewpoints: to make carefully considered, well-reasoned decisions; and to make a 
mature assessment of one's own abilities, beliefs and values. 

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 — fme 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 disciplirmry 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 knowledge in a way that promotes an appreciation for 
the impact of science upon the contemporary world. 

Fine Arts 

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 

For further information on options 3 and 4, students should consult with the associate 
dean of the division of Arts and Letters. 

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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 are expected to demonstrate equivalent proficiency to the satisfaction 
of the director of the Writing Program. They are advised to consult with the director as 
soon after beginning their study at Millsaps as possible in order to arrange for 
establishing a proficiency portfolio. 


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 an ancient or modem foreign language 
demonstrated by satisfactory completion of a 2000-level course or the equivalent. 

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. 

Group 1 

Astronomy any course 

Biology any lab course 

Chemistry any lab course 

Geology any lab course 

Mathematics Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or higher 

Physics any lab course 

Computer Studies Introduction to Computer Science or higher 

Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience 

Group II 

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 an ancient or modem 

foreign language 0-3 courses 


Computer languages 3 courses 


Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree 

Theory 1 1/2 courses 

Literature/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 Management. 

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 1 1/2 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 Admin- 
istration major. 

Residence Requirements: To qualify for graduation from Millsaps, 8 of the last 10 
course units 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 courses. 

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 involved. 


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 

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courses applied toward the minor must be taken at Millsaps. Specific requirements for 
a particular minor can be found under the appropriate department of instruction. 

Areas of Concentration: In addition to the major and minor, a student may have an area 
of concentration within a particular discipline or among several disciplines. 

Comprehensive Examinations: Before receiving a bachelor's degree the student must 
pass a satisfactory comprehensive examination in the major field of study. This 
examinatiort 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. 

Grade Point 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 
Millsaps 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 veteri- 
nary 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 (M.D.) schools. Information is also 
available for other medical programs, as well as nursing, occupational therapy, 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 which 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 inorganic chemistry 1 year 

Organic chemistry 1 year 

Physics 1 year 

Mathematics 1 year 

Additional advanced science is often required. 

Millsaps 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 health-related curricula. 

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 

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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 


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 possess: 

(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 

Pre-Social Work 

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. Self 
and Society, Peoples of the World, Comparative Family Systems and Social Stratifica- 
tion 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 elemen- 
tary school level (K-8), the secondary school level (7-12), and in special areas (K-1 2). 
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 certifica- 
tion requirements are met. The Teacher Education Programs offer certification in 
Elementary Education (K-8), Secondary Education (7- 1 2) in English, foreign language, 
mathematics, science, and social studies, and in the special areas (K-1 2) art, and music 
education. A student may also qualify for endorsements in computer education, early 
childhood, 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 Millsaps, 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 proce- 
dures with the chairof the Department of Education. Teacher education comprehensive 
examination requirements include all four components of the National Teacher Exami- 
nation. (Students are requested to have copies of their NTE scores sent directly to the 
Mississippi State Department of Education.) To receive the College's recommendation 
for teacher certification, the student must maintain the 2.5 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 as appropriate. 

Cooperative Programs 

Business Administration 

3-2 Master's Program in Business Administration: The Else School of Management 
at Millsaps College offers a program permitting an undergraduate at Millsaps to pursue 
any non-B.B. A. degree concurrent with the M.B.A. degree. The student would complete 
substantially all Millsaps core and major requirements in three years and apply to the 
M.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-seven 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 of 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 M.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.S7M.S. and B.SVM.B.A. Programs: Washington University also has a com- 
bined 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 

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Engineering and applied Science and the M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business 

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 scjiools 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, mechanical, mining, nuclear, biological, chemical, metal- 
lurgical and mineral engineering. Other programs include computer science, engineer- 
ing 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, 
electrical and mechanical engineering. 

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.). 

Military Science 

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 ol" students needed to 
facilitate their future performance as officers. 

(3) To develop student abilities to think creatively and to speak and to write 

(4) To encourage the development of mental and moral standards that are essential 
to military service. 

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 lab<uatory. 

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 basis. 

Description of Courses 

MS 101. Fundamentals of Leadership and Management I. An introduction to the 

U.S. Army and the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (1 semester hour). 

MS 102. Fundamentals of Leadership and Management II. 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 Management 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). 

Special Programs 

Ford Fellows 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. Primary teaching under faculty supervision is encouraged as well as 
research and scholarship. 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. Approximately twelve students are selected each year for participation in this 

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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 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 European universities. The entire study group travels 
together and studies in major universities in Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. 
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, 
England, and Munich, Germany, 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 language and business 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 


The Washington Semester 

The Washington Semester is a joint 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 acquaint- 
ing 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 participat- 
ing colleges 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. An additional course credit is earned in an 
Internship, in which the student is placed in a government or public interest organization 

Constitutional Liberties Internship 

Students who have completed the two courses in constitutional law work as an aide in 
a law firm or government agency focusing on constitutional issues. 

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 

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 manage- 
ment personnel according to a predetermined agenda of activities. Evaluation of the 
student's participation and progress provides the basis for granting appropriate aca- 
demic credit. 

Adult Learning 

The Office of Adult Learning 

The Office of Adult Learning coordinates and administers programs and services to 
adult learners. These include the Adult Degree Program, the Community Enrichment 
Series, Leadership Seminars in the Humanities, and Advanced Placement Institutes, as 
well as admitting and advising special students. 

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 wish to pursue a degree as full-time or part-time students. 
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 major in one of the traditional 
disciplines or they may choose to design an interdisciplinary major. Students admitted 
to the Adult Degree Program are candidates for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree. 

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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, 
orientation, newsletters, and the Adult Student Association. 

Further information about the Adult Degree Program may be obtained by contacting the 
Office of Adult Learning. 

Community Enrichment Series 

Since 1972, 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 "Talking Your Way Through France," "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 1 987 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 engage- 
ment 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 Examinations. 

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. 

Administration of the Curriculum 

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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 less than satisfactory level of achievement in the regularly 

prescribed work of the class. 
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. 
IP indicates work in progress. 
CR represents passing work in a non-graded course taken for credit (not computed 

NC represents no credit in a non-graded course taken for credit (not computed in 

NR indicates no grade reported. 

Grade Points 

The completion of any academic course shall entitle a student to the following grade 
points for a course unit: 

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. 

Class Standing 

The following number of courses is required: 

For sophomore rating 7 course units 

For junior rating 15 course units 

For senior rating 23 course units 

A student's classification is determined at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. 

Student Status 

Degree-seeking students taking 3 or more course units will be classified as full-time 
students. J 

Degree-seeking students taking fewer than 3 course units will be classified as part-time 

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. J 


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. 

Repeat Courses 

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 a 
faculty member for permission to undertake an honors project. Admission into the 
Honors Program is in the spring semester of the junior year upon approval of the director. 
At that time the student enrolls in a directed study course. Honors Research L This work 
is ordinarily completed in the fall semester of the senior year in the course, Honors 
Research U, but the student's project description must be approved by the Honors 
Council before proceeding to Honors IL 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 intellec- 
tual 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. 

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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 criteria: 

1 . Completion of requirements for a B.A., B.S. or B.L.S. degree with a 
liberal arts or sciences major. 

2. A minimum of one-half of the work required for graduation completed at 

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 10 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 community. 

Course Load 

Four course units per semester is considered the normal load 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 except for financial aid purposes. 

Administrative Regulations 

Schedule Changes 

No student can be registered for courses in another college while being enrolled at 
Millsaps 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 ordinarily recorded as F. Students who drop a course without securing the 
required approvals will receive an F. 



A student desiring to withdraw from the College 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 

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. 

Academic Suspension 

For full-time students entering the college as freshmen, it is necessary to pass in the first 
semester 1 .5 course units of academic work in order to remain in college. Thereafter a 
full-time student must pass 2.25 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. 

Academic Probation 

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 suspension. 

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. 

Class Attendance 

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. 

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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. 1 

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 helpful 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. Major Facts. 

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. 

Senior Exemptions 

Students may elect to be exempt from final examinations only in the semester in which 
they complete their comprehensive examinations, and 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. 

Student Behavior 

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. 

Millsaps 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. 

Alcoholic Beverages 

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. 

58 Administration of the Curriculum 

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. 

Illegal Substances 

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. 

Disciplinary Regulations 

Students guilty of serious infractions of College regulations may be subject to disciplin- 
ary 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 

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 the College. 

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 

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 

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 exp>elled, 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 

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Academic Program i 


The academic program of the College is organized into the Division of Arts and Letters, 
the Division of Sciences, and the Else School of Management. Within these units 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. Interdisciplinary courses and programs appear under a separate heading. 

Acceunting 109 

Anthropology 103 

Art 61 

Biology 82 

Business Administration 1 10 

Chemistry 84 

Christian Education 104 

Classical Studies 63 

Computer Studies 87 

Economics 1 12 

Education 89 

English 65 

European Studies 104 

French 71 

Geology 92 

German 72 

History 68 

Interdisciplinary Core 105 

Mathematics 94 

Modem Languages 70 

Music 74 

- Philosophy 78 

Physics 97 

Political Science 99 

Psychology 100 

Religion 79 

Sociology 102 

Spanish 73 

Theatre 80 

Women's Studies 105 

Course Numbers 

The first number indicates the class level with / 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 course credit). 


Division of Arts and Letters 


Associate Professors: Elise L. Smith, Ph.D., Chair 

Lucy Webb Millsaps, M.A. 
Assistant Professor: Bethann Handzlik, M.F.A. 

Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in art with a concentration 
in either studio art or art history. Ten and one-half courses are required, including the 

A. Studio art concentration: Foundations of Art I and II, Beginning Drawing, three 
other studio courses (or the equivalent). Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art, two 
other art history courses, and Senior Project in Studio Art. 

B. Art history concentration: Foundations of Art I and II, Survey of Ancient and 
Medieval Art, six other art history courses, of which one may be a core topics 
course with an emphasis in art history. Aesthetics, and Senior Project in Art 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in studio art with Foundations 
of Art I and II, and two courses in studio art or the equivalent. Students may elect a 
minor in art history with Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art and three other art 
history courses, of which one may be a core topics course with an emphasis in art 

Studio Art 

2100-21 10 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. 
2220 Beginning Ceramics (1/2). Introduces students to fundamental handbuilding 

techniques and glazing with an emphasis on form and function. 
2230 Beginning Printmaking (1). An introduction to relief printing techniques with 

an emphasis on woodcuts. Prerequisite: Art 2100 or Art 2200 or permission of 

2240 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 every three 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 experipientation. Prerequisite: Art 


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3320 Intermediate Ceramics (1/2-1). 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 2220. 

3330 Intermediate Printmaking (1). An introduction to intaglio printing techniques. 
Prerequisite: Art 2230. 

3340 Intermediate Photography (1/2-1). 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 

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. 

3420 Advanced Ceramics (1/2-1). A continuation of previously taught handbuilding 
and wheel throwing techniques and an introduction to glaze formulation and kiln 
building. Prerequisite: Art 3320. 

3430 Advanced Printmaking (1). Emphasis on individual problems in printmaking, 
with advanced work in a particular medium. Prerequisite: Art 3330. 

4400 Advanced Studio Problems (1/2). A course for students who have an intermedi- 
ate standing (the equivalent of two courses) in painting, drawing, or printmaking and 
who want to concentrate on further experiences in oen or a combination of these 
mediums. Offered every three years. 

4762-4770 Senior Project in Studio Art (1/2-1). 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. 

Art History 

2500 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art (1). Traces the development of art from 

prehistoric times through the late Gothic period. 
2510 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. 
2520 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 alternate years. 
2530 Italian Renaissance Art (1). A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture from 

the 1 4th through the 1 6th century in Italy, set in the context of Renaissance thought 

and culture. Offered in alternate years. 
2540 Baroque Art (1). A study of European art of the 1 7th Century. Offered in alternate 

2550 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art (1). A study of European art of the 1 8th 

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. 
2560 Modern Art (1). A study of European and American art of the 20th century. 
2570 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. 
2580 Women Artists (1). A study of the work of women artists from the 1 5th through 

the 20th century, with particular attention to the impact of gender on artistic 

production. Offered in alternate years. 


4750 Senior Project in Art History (1/2). A course of directed reading and writing in 
which the senior produces a papx^r to be presented in written and oral form to the 
department faculty and senior majors. 

*2750-2752 Special Topics (1/2-1). 

*3800-3802 Independent Study (1/2-1). 

*3850-3852 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. Prerequi- 
site: Consent of Art Department. 

*3860-3863 Museumship (1). An internship offered in cooperation with the Missis- 
sippi Museum of Art or another regional museum, enabling students to gain insight 
into the functions of various museum departments. Prerequisite: Consent of Art 

*These courses can count as either studio art or art history. 

Classical Studies 

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 five 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 of 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. 

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 perfor- 
mances of Greek tragedy and other theatrical experiences will be part of the course. 

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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 Iliad 
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 A^n^/c^, in which the Homeric poems are transformed 
in the service 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 techitiques 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 compara- 
tive 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). 


Greek fulfills the language requirement for the B.A. and B.L.S. degrees. 

Courses numbered 2010-2050 are suitable for second year course work. 

1010-1020 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 New 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. 


Latin fulfills the language requirement for the B.A. and B.L.S. degrees. 

Courses numbered 21 10-2150 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. 



Professors: Suzanne Marrs, Ph.D., Chair 

Judith Page, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor: Austin Wilson, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professors: Anne MacMaster, Ph.D. 

Mary Janell Metzger, Ph.D. 

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 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 English major. 

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. 

Literary Studies 

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 1 500. The specific topics 
will vary in different years, but may include the romance, women's spiritual 
autobiography, cycle plays, or religious writings. Prerequisite: English 1000 or 
p)ermission of instructor. 

3110 Studies in Renaissance Literature (1). This course will include the study of poets 
and prose writers of the Tudor, Stuart, and Commonwealth periods, with emphasis 
on Mary and Philip Sidney, Spenser, Wroth, Donne, Jonson and Milton. Prerequi- 
site: English 1000 or permission of instructor. 

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 1 000 
or permission of instructor. 

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. TTie course may be repeated for credit with a 
different topic. Prerequisite: English 1000 or permission of instructor. 

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 or 
permission of instructor. 

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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 modem novel, modem 
and contemporary poetry, and twentieth century drama. This course may be repeated 
for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: English 1000 or p>ermission of 

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 modem period, or the development of American 
autobiography. Prerequisite: English 1000 or permission of instructor. 

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 or permission of 
instructor. 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 

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. Prereq- 
uisite: 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 of 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: English 1000 or permission of instmctor. Offered in alternate years. 

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 or permission of instmctor. Offered in alternate years. 

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 concemed with the form. Prerequisite: English 1000 or permission of 
instmctor. 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, emphasizing the history of drama from classical 
to contemporary, the study of types (tragedy, comedy, etc.) or the relationship of 
drama to other modes (narrative, film, opera). Prerequisite: English 1000 or 
permission of instmctor. 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 alternate years. 


3550 History of Literary Criticism (1). This course includes an historical survey of 
major theorists and movements from the ancient world through postmodernism. 
Prerequisite: Enghsh 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 to 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 English 
literature or drama fro classical to modem times. Prerequisite: English 1 000. 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 . 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. 

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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 consideration 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. 
3400 Writing and Reading Fiction (1). An advanced class in the reading and writing 

of fiction. Prerequisite: English 2400 or permission of instructor. 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 andby students' own work. Prerequisite: English 2400 or permission of 

instructor. 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. 


The 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 ofthe United States Since 1877(1). A survey of the main developments 
in the United States and how they atlected American men and women from the end 
of Reconstruction through industriahzation and urbanization, the emergence ofthe 
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 ofthe 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 1 877 
The second semester covers the period from 1 877 to the present. 

2310 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 ofthe Civil War. 

3110 Civil War and Reconstruction (1). An examination ofthe political, economic, 
military, diplomatic, and social aspects ofthe Civil War and Reconstruction periods. 

3120 The New South (1). A study ofthe development ofthe South after the Civil War 
to the present. 

3130 American Revolution and Establishment of Federal Union, 1754-1789 (1). An 
examination ofthe political, economic, social and cultural events which led to the 
American colonial revolt against Britain and the establishment ofthe 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 ofthe Mexican War. 

3150 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. 

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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. 

3200 Renaissance Culture and Society (1). An interdisciplinary exploration of 
Renaissance culture and society. 

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 exami- 
nation 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). 

Modern Languages 

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 for 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 modem 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 survey courses - taken at 

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 modem language, students must success- 
fully 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 leam a language well. To help decide the level at 
which students should study a modem language, the department gives a standard 


placement test just before the beginning of the fall semester. All entering students 
who have previously studied a language and wish to study a modem language at 
Millsaps must take this test. Students beginning a new language are not required to 
take this placement 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 intermedi- 
ate level are encouraged to continue their study of the language by taking advanced 

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 modem language course, or credit will 
not be 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. 

Study Abroad: Before taking language courses abroad, students are encouraged to 
consult with the department chair. For further information about study abroad 
opportunities, see section on Special Programs. 


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 

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, ges- 
tures, 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 equiva- 
lent. Required for all further study in French. 

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2120 French 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 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 years. 

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. Prerequi- 
site: Consent of the department chair. 


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 


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 
repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: German 2110 and consent of 
the instructor. Offered in alternate years. 

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. Prerequi- 
site: Consent of the department chair. 


1000 Basic Spanish 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 
Spanish. A minimum of one hour per week in the language laboratory. Taught only 
in fall and summer. 

1010 Basic Spanish 11 (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 sjjeakers 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 years. 

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. Prerequi- 
site: consent of the department chair. 

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Professor: Jonathan M. Sweat, A.Mus.D. 

Associate Professors: Timothy C. Coker, Ph.D., Chair 

Francis E. Polanski, M.M. 
Assistant Professor: Harrylyn Sallis, M.M. 

Instructors: Cheryl W. Coker, M.M. 

Christopher S. Brunt, M.M. 

Goals for Music Learning: Musical indep)endence 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 under- 
standing 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 perfor- 
mance. 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 
performance ensemble). 

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 II 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 com- 
plete four additional courses in modem 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 modem 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 modem foreign 
language, and one 1/2 music elective course. Ail 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 
modem 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 Intemship 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. 

Teacher Certiflcation 

Candidates for B.M., B.A. or B.S. degrees can earn teacher certification by 
completing the following additional courses: Choral Conducting, Choral Conduct- 
ing/Literature Lab, Music Methods for Today's Schools, and the necessary courses 
in education, including Student Teaching. 

General Requirements 

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. 

Keyboard Proficiency 

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. 

Piano Requirements 

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 leaming 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. 

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Organ Requirements 

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. 

Voice Requirements 

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 ^ong at sight. A student should have experience in singing works from the 
standard repertoire. 

Upper Divisionals 

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 1(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 expres- 
sive intent form the core of student work. 

1001, 1011, 1021, 1031 Ear Training Lab I-IV (1/4). Strives to fine-tune student aural 
acuity in music. Computer-based training and instructor assistance focus on me- 
lodic, 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 comjX)sitions 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. 

1511-1521 Singers (1/4). Performs important choral works from all major style periods. 
A cappella and accompanied presentations are balanced. 

1501 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 counter- 
point 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 develop- 
ments 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 

3500 Choral Conducting (1). Provides theoretical and practical background for leading 
a choral ensemble. The class functions as a laboratory for developing conducting 

3510 Choral Literature Lab (1). Provides additional support for developing conduct- 
ing/analytical skills while utilizing significant choral literature. The class functions 
as a laboratory. 

4002 Orchestration and Computer Applications (1/2). Identifies idiomatic charac- 
teristics of instruments utilized in composition and explores application of compo- 
sitional 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. 

4110 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. 

4130 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. 

4210 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 p>erformance is expected. 

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. 

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Applied Music 

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. 
Ol 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 R£p>ertoire 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 

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, Marchesi, Vennard, McCloskey, Miller, and 

others. Weekly repertoire class is required. 
PI 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 

Ol 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. 


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 Philosophy Department. 

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 propositional 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, empiri- 
cism 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 

3010-3020 History of Philosophy I & II (1-2). The first semester is a survey of western 
philosophy through the Medieval Period, and the second semester from the Renais- 
sance through the nineteenth century. 

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, Marcel 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 alternate years. 

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 majors. 


Professors: Thomas Wiley Lewis, III, Ph.D. 

Robert H. King, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor: Steven G. Smith, Ph.D., Chair 

Assistant Professor: Tracy Fessenden, 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. 

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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 Interdis- 
ciplinary Studies. 

2000 Introduction to Religious Studies (1). A wide-ranging exploration of the 

phenomenon of religion and of the different kinds of questions that can be asked 

about it. 
2010 Ethics and Religion (1). A study of moral reasoning about personal and social 

issues in various religious, philosophical, and cultural contexts. Offered in alternate 

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. 
2120 World Religions n (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, the Niebuhrs, Ruether, and McFague, 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 modem 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.) 


Professor: Lance Goss, A.M., Chair 

Assistant Professor: Brent LeFavor, M.F.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 Speech 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 

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 serious drama. 
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 credits. 
2102 Acting I (1/2). Basic principles of acting in plays of the modem theatre. 
2112 Acting II (1/2). Basic principles of acting in plays of the pre-modem theatre. 
2202-2212 Production I & II (1-2). Emphasis on basic stagecraft, lighting, properties 

and sound. Lab included. 
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 

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 modem theatrical 

3312 Directing I (1/2). Students direct scenes from the modem 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. 

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Division of Sciences 


Professor: James P. McKeown, Ph.D. 

Associate Professors: Sarah L. Armstrong, Ph.D., Chair 

Dick R. Highfill, Ph.D. 

Robert B. Nevins, M.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, or Aquatic Biology; one of 
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology or Histology; one of Comparative Animal 
Physiology, General Bacteriology or Immunology and Virology. 

B. Molecular biology concentration: Introductory Cell Biology, Organismal Biol- 
ogy I, Organismal Biology II, Genetics, Molecular Biology, General Bacteriol- 
ogy, Immunology and Virology, Senior Seminar. 

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 Sys- 
tematics, 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. Please see Requirment for Degrees in Curriculum section for 
College requirements. 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in biology with three courses 
beyond Introductory Cell Biology and either Organismal Biology I or II. 

All students majoring or minoring in Biology must maintain a 2.50 average in their 
biology courses. 

All courses numbered 2000 or higher require two previous college level biology 
courses or consent of instructor 

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 

1010 Organismal Biology I (1). Examines the structures, life processes, ecological 
interactions and evolutionary relationships among bacteria, protists, fungi and 

1020 Organismal Biology II (1). Comparative morphology and physiology of inver- 
tebrate and vertebrate animals. 

2000 Genetics (1). Historical/developmental treatment of theories of biological inher- 
itance 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 ot" 
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 ecosys- 
tem dynamics. 

2210 General Entomology (1). Identification, life history, ecology and evolutionary 
histories of the class Hexapoda. 

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. Permission of instructor is required 

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. Empha- 
sis on ecology and community composition. Five-week summer program with 
approximately three weeks away from campus. 

3300 Molecular Biology (1). Students will consider the forms and functions of cells and 
theirvariouscomponentsin terms of the moleculesof 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. Prerequisites: Biology 1000 and Biology 

3500 General Bacteriology (1). Historical survey; bacterial structure, metabolism, 
genetics and taxonomy; role of bacteria in disease, industry, and ecology; common 
bacteriological techniques. 

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 Directed Study (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 in order to look 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 and current 
literature of science, particularly biology, emphasizing the development of an 
integrated world view from the standpoint of modem science. 

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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: General Chemistry I; General 
Chemistry Laboratory I; General Chemistry II; General Chemistry Laboratory II; 
Organic Chemistry I; Organic Chemistry lA; Organic Chemistry II; Organic 
Chemistry IIA; 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 major. 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in chemistry with one course 
beyond Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II-A. 

1213 General Chemistry I (3/4). 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. Corequisite: Chemistry 1211. 

1211 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1/4). A coordinated course (with General 
Chemistry I) emphasizing chemical techniques, skills, and methods for qualitative 
and quantitative analysis of laboratory data and their limitations. Corequisite: 
Chemistry 1213. 

1223 General Chemistry II (3/4). An introduction to the states of matter, solution and 
descriptive chemistry, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, oxidation and reduc- 
tion, and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1213. Corequisite Chemistry 

1221 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1/4). A coordinated course (with General 
Chemistry II) to develop chemical techniques and includes introductory qualitative 
and quantitative analysis. Corequisite Chemistry 1223. 

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 1223. 
Corequisite: Chemistry 2111. 

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2111 Organic Chemistry lA (1/4). A coordinated one-quarter course (with Organic 
Chemistry I) emphasizing organic synthesis, separation techniques, spectral analy- 
sis, 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. Empha- 
sis is on their structure, stereochemistry, preparation, chemical reactions, and 
physical properties and their relation to the properties of bio-molecules. Prerequi- 
site: Chemistry 2110. Corequisite: Chemistry 2121. 

2121 Organic Chemistry IIA (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 equi- 
libria. An introduction to potentiometric and spectroscopic techniques. Prerequisite: 
Chemistry 1223. Corequisite: Chemistry 2312. 

2312 Applications of Quantitative Analysis (1/2). Gravimetric, titrimetric and volu- 
metric methods along with statistical methods to evaluate data are presented in the 
laboratory. Various unknowns are determined utilizing the basic techniques de- 
scribed above. The laboratory will also introduce potentiometry and UV- Visible 
spectroscopy. Corequisite: Chemistry 2310. 

2320 Principles of Chemical Separations (1). Techniques covered include crystalli- 
zation, distillation, gas and liquid chromatography, counter current chromatogra- 
phy, micellar chromatography, electrophoretic techniques, and field flow fraction- 
ation. 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 mecha- 
nisms, 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 

3122 Organic Spectral Analysis (1). Theory and practice of instrumental analysis of 
organic compounds. Emphasis is on interpretation of data from modem instrumen- 
tation. 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 23 1 0, Mathematics 2230. Prerequisite orcorequisite: Chem- 
istry 3410. 

3320 Instrumental Analysis (1). An introduction to the basic design and theory of 
operation for modem instrumentation. Topics to be covered include flame spectros- 
copy, UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, IR, NMR, 
potentiometry, mass spectrometry, and an introduction to electroanalytical tech- 
niques. This course will emphasize the practical applications and limitations of each 
technique. Included in the course is a laboratory period. Prerequisite: Chemistry 
341 or consent of instructor. 

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3410 Physical Chemistry I (1). Physical thermodynamics, equiUbrium, properties of 
solutions of nonelectrolytes, phase rule, and states of matter. The integrated 
laboratory includes experiments in the above areas. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1 220. 
Prerequisite or corequisite: Chemistry 2310. 

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. Prerequi- 
site: Chemistry 3410 or consent of instructor. 

3610 Biochemistry I (1). An introduction to the structure, dynamics and function of 
macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, and complex lipids. Topics include en- 
zyme 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 2 1 20, Biology 

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 

3700-3703 Undergraduate Research (1/2-1). Library and laboratory research in 
special areas under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the 

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 

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 the instructor. 

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: Chem- 
istry 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. 


Computer Studies 

Professors: Allen D. Bishop, Jr., Ph.D. 

Jimmie M. Purser, Ph.D. 

Robert A. Shive, Jr., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor: Cloyd L. Ezeli, 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) Digital Electronics. 

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, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical 
Statistics I, or Mathematical Statistics II, (e) Survey of Accounting, or Cost 
Accounting, and (0 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 major. 

Requirements for 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; com- 
puter architecture and systems; and algorithms and programs. This course is 
prerequisite to all advanced courses in Computer Studies. 

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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 tech- 
niques, and program verification. Prerequisite: Comp 1010. 

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 1020. 

2200 Systems Programming in C (1). An examination of the C-f-i- computer language 
with applications in systems programming. Topics include interrupt driven code, 
terminate-and-stay resident programs, device drivers, and object-based program- 
ming. 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 orga- 
nizations. 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, compu- 
tational 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. Pre- 
requisite: Comp 1020. Offered in alternate years. 

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 2 1 00. Offered in alternate years. 

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: Comp 2300. 

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 tech- 
niques. Prerequisite: Comp 2300. Offered in alternate years. 

3300 Theory and Design of Operating Systems (1). Multiprogramming and multipro- 
cessing 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 


3310 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, knowl- 
edge representation, logic. Prerequisite: Comp 2300. Offered in alternate years. 

3410 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 years. 

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 23 1 
(Same as Math 3560). Offered in alternate years. 

3750-3753 Selected Topics (174 - 1). 

3800-3803 Directed Study (1/4 - 1). 

4901-4911 Seminar (1/4 - 1/4). Discussion of current problems and trends in comput- 
ing. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 


Professors: Jeanne Middleton Forsythe, Ed.D., Chair 

Marlys T. Vaughn, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor: 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, Intern- 
ship, 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 

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prescribed courses for certification. These courses include Human Growth and 
Development, Computer Survival, Classroom Methods and Management, Curricu- 
lum 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 

Teacher Education Program 

The Teacher Education Program is designed to help students become more deliber- 
ate 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 NTE 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 

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 prop>crtics 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 

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 course. 

3130 Education for the Exceptional Population (1). A study of the exceptional 
individual with special attention to the instructional needs of the child and adoles- 
cent. The course will examine the identification, diagnosis, and etiology of the 

3200 Classroom Methods 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 relation- 
ship between school and society, and the mastery of the Mississippi Teacher 
Assessment Instrument (MTAI). A part of the Secondary Instructional Semester. 

3222 Curriculum Laboratory I ( 1/4). 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 Manage- 
ment (PK-8) or Classroom Methods and Management (7-12). 

3232 Curriculum Laboratory II (1/4). 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 consulta- 
tion 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 
exf)eriences, and other requirements as determined by the instructor and each 

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 modem 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 area. 

4750 Special Topics (1/4, 1/2, 1) Indepth study of specific aspects of education. 

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Associate Professor: Edward L. Schrader, Ph.D., Chair 

Delbert E. Gann, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor: David A. Mercer, M.S. 

Instructor: Evelyn Westover, B.S. 

Requirements for Major: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may 
complete a major in geology with a concentration in either classical geology or 
environmental geology. (Minors are also offered in each of these concentrations.) 
Typically, a degree in environmental geology will lead to a career in environmental 
policy and planning, environmental law, or environmental project management. 

A. Classical geology concentration: Physical Geology, History and Evolution of 
the Earth, Quantitative and Optical Mineralogy, Physical and Chemical Miner- 
alogy, Petrology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Principles of Stratigraphy/Sedi- 
mentation, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Field Methods and Field Geology. 
Classical geology majors must also take Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, 
General Chemistry I and II, and General Physics I and II. 

B. Environmental geology concentration: Physical Geology, History and Evolu- 
tion of the Earth, Physical and Chemical Mineralogy, Petrology, Principles of 
Stratigraphy/Sedimentation, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry of 
Natural Waters and their Pollution, a Directed Study in Environmental Geology 
completed during the senior year, and Field Geology. 

Environmental majors must also complete: a) Analytical Geometry and Calculus I or 
b)Survey of Calculus and Elementary Statistics, General Chemistry I and II, 
Ecology, and Organismal Biology I. 

For either concentration, a topics course in geology may be substituted for Physical 
Geology; Field Geology may be taken at Millsaps or another university; and 
Computer Survival is strongly recommended. At least one major field trip per year 
is required. 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in geology with a concentration 
in either classical geology or environmental geology as follows. 

A. Classical Geology: Four courses beyond Physical and History and Evolution of 
the Earth, including Physical and Chemical Mineralogy and Principles of 

B. Environmental geology: Four courses beyond Physical Geology and History 
and Evolution of the Earth, including Physcial and Chemical Mineralogy, 
Principles of Stratigraphy/Sedimentation, Geochemistry of Natural Waters and 
their Pollution, and a Directed Study in Environmental Geology. Geology majors 
with a concentration in classical geology may earn a minor in environmental 
studies by completing Geochemistry of Natural Waters and their Pollution, a 
Directed Study in Environmental Geology, and two of the following courses: 
Organismal Biology I, Ecology, or Geochemistry. 

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 Hiistory and Evolution of the Earth (1). Study of successive events leading to the 
present contlguration of the continental masses, the evolution and development of 
life, 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 \000-\020. Offered on demand. 

2103 Quantitative and Optical Mineralogy (3/4). The crystallographic systems 
illustrated by mineral crystals, optical mineralogy, and X-ray diffraction. Introduc- 
tion to mineral chemistry with resp)ect to crystalline order. Prerequisite: Geology 

2101 Laboratory (1/4) must be taken concurrently with Quantitative and Optical 
Mineralogy. Theory and use of the petrographic microscope in the identification of 
minerals in grain mounts and thin sections. 

2110 Physical and Chemical Mineralogy (1). Geochemistry, physical properties, 
genesis, and atomic structures of minerals. Laboratory emphasizes use of X-ray 
diffraction equipment, density balances, and scanning electron microscopes as well 
as extensive exposure to the physical identification of minerals in hand samples. 
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. May substitute for Geology 2101. 

2200 Invertebrate Paleontology (1). Classification and morphology of fossil inverte- 
brates 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 genesis, global distribution, associations, 
compositions, and classifications of rocks. Laboratory emphasis is on macroscopic 
and microscopic identification of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. 
Prerequisite: Geology 21 10 or consent of instructor. 

2310 Principles of Stratigraphy/Sedimentation (1). Rock sequences, lithologic and 
palaeontologic facies of various parts of the United States and basic sedimentologi- 
cal principles. Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020. 

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 21 20. 

3320 Sedimentary Petrology (1). Unconsolidated and consolidated sedimentary rocks 
as determined by megascopic and microscopic mineralogy. Procedures in sedimen- 
tary petrology and interpretation of sedimentary environments. Genesis and classi- 
fication of the sedimentary rocks. Prerequisite: Geology 2300 and 2 1 20. Offered on 

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. 

3410 Structural Geology (1). Origin and classification of the structural features of the 
rocks comprising the earth's crust. Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020. 

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3420 Geochemistry (1). An introduction to the 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 2100-21 10. 

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 in Geology (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. 

3820-3823 Directed Study in Environmental Geology (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1). Open to 
Environmental Geology majors and minors only, to pursue individual research and 
project management planning for specific environmental problems. Oral presenta- 
tion of the final paper to a peer group is required. 

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 1 000, 1 020, 2300, 23 1 0, and 341 
as a minimum. 

431 1 Field Methods (1/4). A course designed to introduce field geology and familiarize 
students with plane table and alidade, Brunton compass and field mapping proce- 
dures. Prerequisite: Geology 1000-1020. 

4400 Geochemistry and Pollution of Natural Waters (1). Introduction to the geo- 
chemical processes of natural waters, the effects of common forms of pollution on 
the natural system, and remediation technologies as studied in actual case histories. 
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1000, Geology 1000, or approval of instructor. 

4410 Geophysics (1). Basic geophysical techniques of gravity, magnetics, seismic 
reflection, seismic refraction and seismology are 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: Connie M. Campbell, Ph.D. 

Mark Lynch, Ph.D. 
Instructors: Gayla Dance, M.Ed. 

Martha A. Goss, M.A. 

Georgia S. Miller, M.S. 

Requirements for Major: Students may complete a major in mathematics with ten 
courses, including Analytic Geometry and Calculus I-III, Introduction to Advanced 
Mathematics, Senior Seminar and five courses numbered above 3000 with at least 
two of these numbered above 40(X). 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 fi- 
nance, probability, statistics, and calculus. 

1 100 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 departmental approval. 

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 1 1 30. Prerequi- 
site: Mathematics 1 100 or departmental approval. 

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 1 100 or Mathematics 1110 and Mathematics 
1 1 30. 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 1 100 or 1 1 30 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. Prerequi - 
site: Mathematics 1 100-1 1 10 or 1 1 30 or departmental approval. 

1500 Elementary Statistics (1). Introduction to descriptive statistics, probability, 
binomial, normal, geometric and Poisson distributions, sampling, hypothesis test- 
ing, correlation and regression with applications to biology, sociology, psychology, 
education and other disciplines. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed. 
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1000 or 1 100. 

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, improper integrals, and infinite 
series. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1 220 or departmental approval. 

2240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (1). A continuation of Mathematics 2230. 
Partial derivatives, multiple integrals and their applications. Prerequisite: Math- 
ematics 2230 or departmental approval. 

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. 

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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, Math- 
ematics 2230 and 23 1 0. (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; divisibil- 
ity 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 diagonaliza- 
tion and symmetric matrices. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2230. 

3750-3752 Selected Topics in Advanced Mathematics ( 1/2 or 1). Topics chosen from 
areas such as applied mathematics, complex variables, graph theory, and combina- 
torics. 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: Math- 
ematics 2240 and 23 1 0. Offered in alternate years. 

4620 Abstract Algebra (1). A rigorous treatment of groups, rings, ideals, isomor- 
phisms, and homomorphisms, integral domains, and fields. Prerequisite: Mathemat- 
ics 23 1 0. Offered in alternate years. 

4630-4640 Advanced Calculus (1). A rigorous treatment of limits, continuity, differ- 
entiation, integration, and convergence in n-dimensional Euclidean spaces; intro- 
duction 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; compact- 
ness; and continuous functions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2310. Offered in alter- 
nate years. 


4800-48C2 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 compre- 
hensive 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 Major: Students may complete a major in physics with ten courses, 
including General Physics I-II, Modem Physics, Electromagnetism, Electronics for 
Scientists, Classical Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Advanced 
Laboratory I-II, Similarities in Physics, and Senior Seminar. Prospective majors 
should take General Physics I-II 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 

Mathematics Requirements 

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 Modern 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: Physics 1010. 

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. Prerequi- 
site: Physics 20(X). 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 

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sophomores and juniors at an intermediate physics level. Prerequisite: Consent of 

3100 Classical Mechanics (1). Dynamics of a single particle, including Newton's laws, 
momentum, energy, angular momentum, harmonic oscillator, gravitation and cen- 
tral 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: Phys- 
ics 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 1 1 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 contempo- 
rary 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 f)erformed through independent 
study. Prerequisite: Physics 3202. 

3300 Electronics for Scientists (1). The emphasis of this course is on analog electron- 
ics, including DC and AC circuit analysis, diode circuits, semiconductor devices, 
amplifier circuits, operational amplifiers and oscillators. Includes laboratory. Pre- 
requisite: Physics 1010 or Consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 

3310 Digital Electronics (1). Introduction to electronic processing of digitally coded 
information. Includes binary mathematics. Boolean algebra, logic gates, storage 
elements and sequential logic, memory and processor circuits and microcomputer 
organization. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 3300 or consent of instruc- 
tor. 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 atmo- 
spheres, 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. 

Political Science 

Associate Professor: John Quincy Adams, J.D., Chair 

Assistant Professor: Iren Omo-Bare, Ph.D. 

Requirements for Major: Students 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. 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in political science with five 
courses, including Introduction to American Government, American Public Policy, 
Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and one course from the following: Ameri- 
can Political Parties, Constitutional Law I and II for non-majors, or Public Admin- 

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 

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 de- 
fense, 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. 

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2500 Political Theory (1). Study of classical political concepts from the Greeks to the 

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, nomina- 
tions, campaigns, and voting rights and behavior, with attention to Mississippi 

politics. Prerequisites: Political Science 1000 and 2550. Offered in alternate years. 
3150 Constitutional Law I (1). Constitutional powers and the relationships among the 

branches. Prerequisites: Political Science 1000 and 2550. 
3152 Constitutional Law I (1/2) Same as Political Science 3 1 50 but without research 

paper or computer project. For non-majors only. Prerequisite: Political Science 

1000. Taught with Political Science 3150 class. 
3160 Constitutional Law II (1). Equal protection, criminal due process, privacy, and 

first amendment freedoms. Prerequisite: Political Science 3150. 
3162 Constitutional Law II (1/2) Same as Political Science 3 1 60 but without research 

paper or computer project. For non-majors only. Prerequisite: Political Science 

3152. Taught with Political Science 3160 class. 
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. Prerequisite: Political Science 1000. 
3350 Developing Nations (1). Comparative theory applied to developing nations. 

Prerequisite: Political Science 3300. 
3850 Constitutional Liberties Internship (l)Placement with a law firm or government 

agency to work as an aide on constitutional matters. Prerequisite: Political Science 

3160 or 3162. 
3860 Public Administration Internship (1). Placement with a federal, state, or local 

government office to work at the middle management level. Prerequisite: Political 

Science 3250. 
4900 Senior Seminar (1). Advanced American government and behavioral theory. 


Professor: Edmond R. Venator, Ph.D., Chair 

Assistant Professors: Stephen T. Black, Ph.D. 

Diana S. Heise, 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 Systems. 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in psychology with five courses 
in the department including Introduction to Psychology but excluding Undergradu- 


ate 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 biologi- 
cal basis of behavior. 

2100-2110 Experimental Psychology I & II (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 inferen- 
tial. Development of skills in technical writing, reviewing professional literature, 
and use of computer software will also be included. Required laboratory. Prerequi- 
site: Psychology 1000. 

3100 Cognition: Human Memory (1). Cognitive processes underlying memory, 
problem-solving, and consciousness. Systematic exploration of processes, mecha- 
nisms, and putative structures involved in encoding, storage, retrieval, and use of 
information. Prerequisite: Psychology 1000. 

3110 Cognition: Perception (1). Mechanisms underlying immediate experience pro- 
duced by stimuli, and the organization of these sensations into meaningful, interpret- 
able 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. Pre- 
requisite: Psychology 1000. 

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 cognitive, linguistic and social development. Prerequisite: Psychology 

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 com- 
munication, group dynamics, aggression, and human relations, with its application 
in real-world settings. Laboratory component. Prerequisite: Psychology 1 000. 

3180 Behavioral Neuroscience (1). Neurophysiologic and 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 

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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 

Professor: Allen Scarboro, Ph.D., Chair. 

Associate Professor: Frances Heidelberg Coker, M.S. 

Assistant Professors: George J. Bey HI, Ph.D. 

Ming Tsui, 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 

Requirements for 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 


1010 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. 

3710 Social Psychology (1). Integrates current psychological theory, regarding com- 
munication, group dynamics, aggression, and human relations, with its application 
to real-world settings. Laboratory component. 

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 organizations. 

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 data. 

21 10 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 more liveable. 

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 

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 inde- 
pendently 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 (1/2 or 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 anthropologi- 
cal 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. 

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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 relation- 
ship 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. 

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 

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). 

Interdisciplinary Programs 

Christian Education 

The area of concentration in Christian Education helps prepare students to plan, 
organize, lead, and teach in religious education programs. For further information, see 
the chair of the Religion Department or the college chaplain. 

Requirements for Area of Concentration: (1) a major or minor in religion; (2) 
additional coursework including Religion 3600. Education 2300 or IDS 1610, 
Psychology 3130 or 3170, and Sociology 1010 or IDS 1600; and (3) an internship 
in Christian education offered by the Religion Department. 

European Studies 

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, litera- 
tures, music, philosophy, politics 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 modem 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, or related subjects. No 
more than two of those courses may be from one department. 

Requirements for Minor: Students may elect a minor in European Studies by 
completing four courses (or the equivalent) in one modem European language. 


Introduction to European Studies, and four approved courses, of which no more than 
two may be from one department. 

2000 Introduction to European Studies (1). This course provides an orientation to the 
tleld by surveying such issues and aspects of European affairs as language and ethnic 
groups, rehgions, poUtical and economic systems, physical and cultural geography, 
and cultural movements of this century. 

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 concentration. 

Women's Studies 

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote the study of 
gender, of women's experiences, and of various feminist theories across the college 

Requirements for Area of Concentration: A student may elect an area of concentra- 
tion in Women's Studies (along with the major) by completing the following 
requirements: Introduction to Women'sStudies, Senior Project, and three approved 
Women's Studies courses with multidisciplinary breadth. A minimum grade of C is 

1000 Introduction to Women's Studies (1). This course is an interdisciplinary 
introduction to the field of Women's Studies: to the questions raised by the study of 
women's experiences; to the intellectual debates surrounding the issue of gender; 
and to the role of Women's Studies in the various liberal arts disciplines. 

4000 Senior Project (1/2). This project consists either of an independent study with an 
instructor in the student's major or a teaching practicum in the Introduction to 
Women's Studies course to be completed in the spring of a student's senior year. 

Interdisciplinary Core 

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, 
literamre, 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 

1200 Topics of the Ancient World (1). Courses with different topics address develop- 
ments in the period from 10(X) 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 

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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. 

1900 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 develop- 
ments from 1 600 to 1 900 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 require- 
ments 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 require- 

Other Interdisciplinary Courses 

1000 Introduction to American Culture I & n (1-1) This course is specially designed 
for international students to help them practice and refine their communication skills 
through the study of American history, literature and language. Enrollment by 
permission of the instructor. 

2000 Topics in Southern Studies (1). A course for the general student to be offered by 
the Eudora Welty Professor of Southern Studies. It may be cross-listed with one or 
more departments and may be repeated for credit with different topics. 


Charles W. and Eloise 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 

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: David H. Culpepper, Ph.D., C.P.A. 

M. Ray Grubbs, Ph.D. 

Raymond A. Phelps,n, D.B.A. 

Patrick A. Taylor, Ph.D. 

Peter C. Ward, J.D. 

Steve Wells, M.A., C.P.A. 
Assistant Professors: Ajay K. Aggarwal, Ph.D. 

Bill M. Brister, Ph.D. 

Susan W. Taylor, Ph.D. 

The Else School of Management offers undergraduate degree programs which lead to 
the BB A 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 either accounting or business adminis- 
tration to earn a BBA degree. The BBA academic program is a three-year, integrated 
body of study designed to enable students to enter a profession or pursue advanced 

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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. 

Sophomore Year 

Fall Term: Principles of Economics (1 course) 

Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business (1/2 course) 
Business Statistics and Computing 1(1/2 course) 

Spring Term: Business Statistics and Computing II (1 course) 
Survey of Accounting (1 course) 

Junior Year 

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 Ac- 
counting, 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 Introduc- 
tion 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 they 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 at Millsaps. 

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 excep- 
tions 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 Macroeconomic 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. 

Minor 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 
modem accounting leading to the interpretation of accounting data in decision 
making by external users and internal users. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 

3000 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (1). A focus on the conceptual framework 
of financial reporting which emphasizes the accounting model, the rationale under- 
lying generally accepted accounting principles, and the external disclosure conse- 
quences of corporate decisions. Prerequisite: Accounting 2000. 

3010 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. 

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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 analyti- 
cal 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 Auditmg 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 

Business Administration 

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. (Primarily for accounting 
majors graduating in 1994. Credit will not be given if credit has been received for 
Business Administration 2002.) 

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. Prerequisite: Busi- 
ness Administration 2002 or 4012. (Available to non-accounting majors with 
permission of instructor.) 


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 Ad\ anced 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 the 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 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 organi- 
zation behavior. Additionally, a detailed analysis is made of the planning, organiz- 
ing, leading, and controlling functions. Prerequisite: Required sophomore BBA 

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 

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, eco- 
nomic, social, environmental, political, legal, regulatory, and technological forces 
on domestic and global organizational marketing systems. Prerequisite: Required 
sophomore BBA core courses. 

Quantitative Management 

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. 

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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 courses. 

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 the role of economics, supply and demand, price determi- 
nation, 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 determina- 
tion 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 and junior standing. 

3010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (1). Price and output determination in 
markets, equilibrium, market intervention, externalities, the theory of value, produc- 
tion and cost theory, resource markets, and welfare and policy implications. 
Prerequisite: Economics 2000 and junior standing. 

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 and junior standing. 

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 
and junior standing. 

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 instructor. 

3100 Public Finance (1). Government decisions on expenditures, taxation, debt 
management and policy issues. Prerequisites: Economics 3010 or consent of 
instructor. Offered in alternate years. 

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 and Economics 3000 and 3010. 


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The Board of Trustees 


E. B. Robinson, Jr Chairman 

Marshall L. Meadors Vice-Chairman 

Earl R. Wilson Secretary 

J. Herman Hines Treasurer 

Term Expires in 1993 

Henry C. Clgty, 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 Columbus 

Earl R. Wilson Jackson 

Leila C. Wynn Greenville 

Term Expires in 1994 

Joe N. Bailey, III Tupelo 

C. Bert Felder Jackson 

J. Russell Flowers Greenville 

Warren A. Hood, Jr Hattiesburg 

Earle F. Jones Jackson 

Thomas F. McLarty, 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 Vicksburg 

Term Expires in 1996 

Merlin D. Conoway Starkville 

Marshall L. Meadors Jackson 

Gerald H. Jacks Cleveland 

Robert R. Morrison, Jr Vicksburg 

Diane B. Ayres Pine Bluff, Ark. 

Jean C. Lindsey Laurel 

Edwin Lupberger New Orleans, La. 

Edward L. Moyers Chicago, 111. 

Carl S. Quinn Houston, Texas 

John C. Vaughey Jackson 


Life Trustees 

J. Army Brown Jackson 

G. Cauley Cortright Rolling Fork 

Eugene Isaac Itta Bena 

Morris Lewis, Jr Indianola 

Robert O. May Greenville 

Hyman F. McCarty, 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: E. B. Robinson, Jr., Chairman, Marshall L. Meadors, Vice- 
Chairman, C. Bert Felder, J. Herman Hines, Gerald H. Jacks, William R. James, 
Earle F. Jones, Jean C. Lindsey, Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr., Tom B. Scott, Jr., Rowan 
H. Taylor, John C. Vaughey, Earl R. Wilson, Leila C. Wynn 

Academic Affairs Committee: Tom B. Scott, Jr., Chairman, John C. Vaughey, Vice- 
Chairman, Henry C. Clay, Jr., William T. McAlilly, Thomas F. McLarty, IH, 
Michael T. McRee, Robert R. Morrison, Jr., Nat S. Rogers, Marsha M. Wells 

Business Affairs Committee: Earl R. Wilson, Chairman, Rowan H. Taylor, Vice- 
Chairman, Diane B. Ayres, Merlin D. Conoway, Maurice Hall, Jr., J. Herman 
Hines, Warren A. Hood, Jr., Earle F. Jones, James S. Love, IH, Vaughan W. McRae 

Student Affairs Committee: William R. James, Chairman, Gerald H. Jacks, Vice- 
Chairman, Joe N. Bailey, IH, C Bert Felder, J. Thomas Fowlkes, Robert Kennington, 
n, John Ed Thomas, IH, Ruth Watson, Rebecca Youngblood 

Development Committee: Jean C. Lindsey, Chairman, Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr., Vice 
Chairman, J. Russell Flowers, Edwin Lupberger, Marshall L. Meadors, Edward L. 
Moyers, Luther S. Ott, Carl S. Quinn, Mike P. Sturdivant, Leila C. Wynn 

Audit Committee: Tom B. Scott, Chairman, Earl R. Wilson, C. Bert Felder 

Investor Responsibility Committee: J. Herman Hines, Chairman, Tom B. Scott, Jr., 
E. B. Robinson, Jr. 

Ex Officio 

All Committees: E. B. Robinson, Jr., Marshall L. Meadors, George M. Harmon 

Academic Affairs Committee: Vice President-Dean of the College, Student Represen- 

Business Affairs Committee: Vice President-Business Affairs, Faculty Representa- 
tive, Student Representative, Treasurer 

Student Affairs Committee: Vice President-Enrollment and Student Affairs, Student 

Development Committee: Vice President-Development, Alumni Representative 

Audit Committee: Treasurer 

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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., M.A Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs 

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 Financial Planning 

The College Faculty 

Emeriti Faculty 

McCarrell L. Ayers (1965) Emeritus Associate Professor of Music 

B.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; M.M., Indiana University 
Richard Bruce Baltz (1966) Emeritus Professor of Economics 

A.A., Belleville Jr. College; B.B.A., M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of 

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 Modem 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 CouUet ( 1 927) 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 
Mary Ann Edge (1958) Emerita Professor of Physical Education 

B.S., M.S., University of Mississippi; Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi 
John Lemuel Guest (1957) Emeritus Professor of 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 
Donald D. Kilmer (1960) Emeritus Associate Professor of Music 

B.M., M.M., Indiana 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. ( 1 953) 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 


Herman L. McKenzie (1 963) Emeritus Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., Millsaps College; M.Ed., M.S.. University of Mississippi 
Myrtis Flowers Meader (1960) Emcrita Professor of Education 

B.S.. 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 ( 1 947) Emerita Professor of English 

A.B., Mississippi State College for Women: A.M., Duke University 
Robert H. Padgett (1960) Emeritus Professor of English 

A.B.. Texas Christian University: A.M., Vanderbilt University 
Lee H. ReifT(1960) Emeritus Professor of Religion 

A.B., B.D., Southern Methodist University: M.A., Ph.D., Yale University 
Arnold A. Ritchie (1952) Emeritus Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., Northeastern State College of Oklahoma: M.S., Oklahoma A.& M. College 


John Quincy Adams (1965) Associate Professor of Political Science 

B.A., Rice University: M.A., University of Texas, El Paso: J. D., University of Texas, 

Ajay K. Aggarwal ( 1 989) Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management 

B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology: M.S..M.B.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic 

Institute and State University 
Theodore Gerald Ammon (1985) Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

B.A., Mississippi State University: M.A., Ph.D., Washington University 
Sarah L. Armstrong (1985)Associate Professor of Biology 

B.A., University ofTexas:M. A., University of California at Los Angeles: Ph.D. J)uke 

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. ( 1 967) Professor of Chemistry, 

Director of Academic Computing 

B.S., Millsaps College: M.S., Louisiana State University: Ph.D., University of 

Stephen T. Black (1989) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara: M.S., Ph.D., University of 

California at Santa Cruz 
Bill M. Brister (1989) Assistant Professor of Finance 

B.S., M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi: Ph.D., University of Arkansas 

Carl G. Brooking (1981) Selby and Richard McRae 

Professor of Economics and Quantitative Management 

B.S., Millsaps College: M.S., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 
Christopher S. Brunt (1992) Instructor of Music 

B.M., Millsaps College: M.M., Westminster Choir College, Princeton 
Charles Eugene Cain (1960) J.B. Price Professor of Chemistry 

B.S., University of North Carolina: A.M., Ph.D., Duke University 
Connie M. Campbell ( 1 992) Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., Huntingdon College: M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi 
Claudine Chadeyras (1988) Assistant Professor of French 

Licence, Universite de Picardie, France: M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa 

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Cheryl W.Coker( 1987) Instructor of Music 

B.M.Ed., M.M., 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) Associate Professor of Accounting 

B.S., Belhaven College: B.S., M.B.A., Millsaps College; Ph.D., University of 

Gayla F. Dance (1989) Instructor of Mathematics 

B.A., University of Texas; M.Ed., Texas A. & M. University 
David C. Da\is (1988) Assistant Professor of History, Director of Heritage 

B.A., William Carey College; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Northwestern 

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; M.A., Ph.D., University of Mississippi 
Cloyd L. Ezell, Jr. (1986) Associate Professor of Computer Studies 

B.S., Tulane University; M.S., University of SouthernMississippi; Ph.D. ,Vanderbilt 

George Harold Ezell (1967) Professor of Chemistry 

B.S., Mississippi College; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of 

Priscilla M. Fermon (1983) Associate Professor of French 

B.A. Lehman College; M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Virginia 
Tracy Fessenden (1992) Assistant Professor of Religion 

B.A., Yale University; Ph.D. University of Virginia 
Jeanne Middleton Forsythe (1978) Professor of Education 

B.A., Millsaps College, M.Ed., Ed.D., Harvard University 

Catherine R. Freis (1979) Professor of Classics 

Coordinator of Core Curriculum 

B.A., Brooklyn 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 

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 
Michael Ray Grubbs (1987) Associate Professor of Management 

B.S., Millsaps College; M.B.A., Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of Missis- 

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 

Bethann Handzlik (1992) Assistant Professor of Art 

B.A., St. Norbert College; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 


Florcada Montgomery Harmon (1972) Assistant Professor, Librarian 

A.B.. Tougoloo 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 

Diana S. Heise (1992) Assistant Professor of Psychology 

B.A.. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D.. Indiana University 
DickR. Highrill(1981) Associate Professor of Biology 

A.B., M.A.. University of California at San Jose; Ph.D., University of Idaho 
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 University 
Asif Khandker (1985) Associate Professor of Physics 

B.S.. University of Dacca (Bangladesh); M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D.. 

Louisiana State University 
Robert H. King (1980) Professor of Philosophy and Religion 

B.A.. Harvard University; B.D., Ph.D., Yale University 
Deborah O. Lee (1991) Assistant Professor, Librarian 

B.A.. M.S.. University of North Carolina 
Brent W. Lefavor (1983) Assistant Professor of Technical Theatre 

B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi 
Julia A. Lewis (1986) Assistant Professor, Librarian 

B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.L.S., University of Mississippi 
Thomas Wiley Lewis HI ( 1 959) Professor of Religion 

A.B. . Millsaps College; B.D. , Southern Methodist University; Ph.D. , Drew Univer- 
Mark J. Lynch (1989) Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., Millsaps College; Ph.D., Louisiana State University 

Anne C. MacMaster (1991) Assistant Professor of English, 

Coordinator of Women's Studies 

B.A., Rice University; M.A.. Ph.D.. University of Virginia 

Karl F. Markgraf ( 1 990) 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 English 

Director of Honors Program 

B.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 
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 Yorkat Binghamton 
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-Milwau- 
Mary Janell Metzger ( 1 992) Assistant Professor of English 

B.S., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa 
Georgia S. Miller (1987) Instructor of Mathematics 

B.A.,M.S., University of Mississippi 

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David Gregory 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 
Walter P. Neely (1980) Army Brown Professor of Finance 

B.S., 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 Missouri 
Shirley F. Olson (1982) Professor of Management 

B.S., Mississippi State University; M.B.A., Mississippi College; D.B.A., Missis- 
sippi State University 
Iren Omo-Bare (1990) Assistant Professor of Political Science 

B.A., M.A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., Louisiana State University 
JudithW. Page (1981) Professor of English 

A.B., Tulane University; M.A., University of New Me.xico; Ph.D., University of 

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) Associate Professor of Marketing 

A.A., University of Florida; B.B.A., M.B.A., Georgia State University; D.B.A., 

Louisiana Tech University 
Francis E. Polanski (1965) Associate Professor of Music 

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 ( 1 98 1 ) 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 
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., Southwestern 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 
C. Allen Scarboro (1982) Professor of Sociology 

A.B., Kenyon College; M.A., Hartford Seminary Foundation; Ph.D., Emory 

Ruth Conard Schimmel ( 1 990) Assistant Professor of Education 

B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Univer- 
sity of California at Berkeley 
Edward L. Schrader ( 1 988) Associate 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) Associate 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 Univer- 
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 ( 1 984) Associate Professor of Economics 

and Operations Management 

B.B.A., University of Mississippi: M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama 
Susan W. Taylor (1992) Assistant Professor of Economics 

B.A., B.S., Blue Mountain College: M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University 
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 
Ming Tsui (1992) Assistant Professor of Sociology 

B.A., Honan Teacher's University, China: M.A., Ph.D., State University of New 

York at Stony Brook 
Marlys T. Vaughn (1979) Professor of Education 

B.S., M.Ed., Mississippi State University: Ph.D., University of Southern Missis- 
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 ( 1 968) 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., University of Arkansas 
Sue Yeager Whitt (1980) Professor of Accounting 

B.B.A., North Texas State University: M.B.A., CM. A., Ph.D., University of Arkan- 

Leon Austin Wilson (1976) Associate Professor of English, 

Director of Writing Program 

A.B., Valdosta State College: M.A., University of Georgia: Ph.D., University of 

South Carolina 

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Office of the President 

George M. Harmon,B.A. M.B.A., D.B.A. (1979) President 

Floy Nelms (1983) Administrative Assistant to the 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 

^ and 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 

Academic Divisions 

Judith W. Page, A.B., M.S., Ph.D. (1981) Associate Dean of Arts and Letters 

James P. McKeown, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (1962) Associate Dean of Sciences 

Virginia Salter, B.A. (1988) Faculty Secretary 

Jeanne Bodrin-Smith (1992) Faculty Secretary 

Carole A. Martin (1992) Faculty Secretary 

Louise Hetrick (1975) Assistant to the Heritage Program Director 

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 

Jan Warner (1992) Assistant 

Jackie Welch (1992) Assistant 

Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs 

Don E. Strickland, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., C.P.A. (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 

Virginia F. McCoy (1966) PBX Operator 

Business Office 

Louise Bumey, B.B.A., C.P.A. (1987) Controller 

Lisa Lindsey, B.B.A., C.P.A. (1989) Assistant Controller 

Rose Johnson (1980) Loan Collections Officer 

Connie L. Parker (1989) Accounts Payable Officer 

Julie Daniels (1991) Payroll Administrator 

Ruth T. Greer, B.L.S. (1992) Cashier 

Katie Beck, B.B.A. (1992) Cashier 

DebraGrubbs, B.A. (1991) Special Projects Coordinator 

Physical Plant 

Richard W. Cell, B.S., M.S., P.E. ( 1 988) Director of Physical Plant 

David Wilkinson (1980) Maintenance Supervisor 


Marge Fenton (1980) Administrative Assistant to Supervisor 

Johnnie Luckett, Jr. (1982) Housekeeping Supervisor 

David Thigpen, A.S. (1986) Grounds Supervisor 

Campus Safety and Security 

WayneH. Miller, B.S.( 1980) Director of Campus Safety 

Donald Sullivan (1981) Lieutenant 


Edward L. Jameson (1980) Bookstore/Post Office Manager 

Elizabeth Jameson (1980) Bookstore Co-Manager and Supply Buyer 

Cynthia Elder (1986) Cashier 

Post Office 

Diane D. Samples (1990) Post Office Supervisor 

Mittie E. Welty (1959) Assistant Supervisor 

KathiL. Acy(1981) Postal Clerk 

Food Service 

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 P. Blackwood (1986) Administrative Assistant 

to the Vice President for Development 

Alumni Affairs 

Kyle E. Dice, B.A. (1991) Director of Alumni Relations 

Kenneth W. Williams, Jr., B.B.A. (1991) Assistant Director of Alumni Relations 

PaU-iciaC. Cox, B.S. (1990) Assistant 

Annual Giving 

Susan P. 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 

Alberstine Walker (1992) Assistant 

Corporate and Foundation Development 

Holly L. Wagner, B.A. (1991) Director of Corporate and Foundation Development 

Alex P. Woods, B.S. (1986 )Assistant 

Development Services 

Linda E. Welch, B.S. (1988) Director of Development Services 

Teresa C. Bums, B.S. (1992) Receptioiist/Secretary 

Carroll K. Sims (1991) Gift Recorder 

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Planned Giving 

W. Scott Rawles, B.A. (1990) Director of Planned Giving 

Laurence B. Wells, B.A. (1992 Coordinator of Research 

College and Church Relations 

Kay B. Barksdale, B.A. ( 1 986) 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) Assistant 

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. ( 1 989) Vice President for Enrollment 

and Student Affairs 

Cathryn B. Martella (1975) Administrative Assistant 

to the Vice President/Enrollment 

Florence W. Hines, B.A. (1984) Director of Admissions 

Crisler M. Boone, B.B.A. (1989) Assistant Director of Admissions 

Lee Ann Riley, B.B.A. (1989) Assistant Director of Admissions 

John Leach, B.B.A. (1991) Admissions Counselor 

Kathleen Montgomery, B.A. (1992) Admissions Counselor 

Amy Peele, B.A. (1992) Admissions Counselor 

Connie C. Trigg (1988) Secretary for Admissions 

Mary F. Nichols, B.A. (1983) 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 

David Sneed, B.A., M.A. (1991) Associate Dean for Student Development 

Steve Watson, B.A., M.C.C., M.P.C. (1990) Assistant Dean of Students 

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 Services/College Nurse 

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 

Sheryl W. Wilbum(1992) Director of Multicultural Affaris 

Maret Sanders B.A. (1990) Residence Director, Sanderson Hall 

Anita Sumrall, B.B.A. (1989) Area Coordinator 

Leah Friend, B.S., M.Ed. (1992) Area Coordinator 

Terry Hight B.S. (1991) Residence Director, Bacot Hall 

Jack Phillips, B.A. (1991 ) Residence Director, Goodman Hall 

Edie Williams, B.A. (1992) Residence Director, Bacot 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) Associate Dean 

of Student Aid Financial Planning 
Cheri Gober (1981) Financial Aid Secretary 

Computer Services 

Jan Frascogna, B.A. (1992) Director of Computer Services 

Larry O. Horn (1981) Associate Director of Computer Services 

Debra K. Bagwell (1991) Administrative Assistant 

R. Gail Keller, B.M.E., M.M.E., B.S. (1987) Manager of Programming Services 

Jeff Venator, B.A. (1987) Systems Support Assistant 

Gary K. Nalley, B.B.A. (1990) Network Systems Consultant 

Dixie R. Fontenot, B.S. (1992) User Support Consultant 

James E. Vannoy (1989) Computer Hardware Technician 

Hampton F. Shive, B.A. (1991) Computer Hardware Technician 

Office of Adult Learning 

Harrylyn Sallis, B.M., M.M. (1981) Dean for Adult Learning 

Laurissa Henderson, B.L.S. (1989) Director, Adult Degree Program 

Janet Langley, B.A. (1991) Assistant to the Director, Adult Degree Program 

Hazel Woods, B.A. (1985) Director, Enrichment and Special Projects 

Mary Markley (1987) Receptionist and Secretary 

Department of Athletics 

Robert C. King, B.A., M.P.E. (1989) Director of Athletics 

Nancy McKay, B.S. (1989) Secretary to 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 

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 Su-oud, B.S., M.Ed. (1990) Coach, Men's Basketball 

Joe Don Samples, B.S., M.Ed. (1990) Assistant Coach, Football 

Erin Clark B.A. (1992) Coach, Volleyball 

Bryan Johnson B.S., A.T.C. (1992) Trainer 

Trey Porter B.S. (1989) Sports Information Director 

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 B. Hailey, B.S. (1988) Secretary to the Dean 

Carol E. Heatheriy (1992) Faculty Secretary 

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Millsaps- Wilson Library 

JamesF. Parks, Jr., A.B.,M.L.S.( 1969) College Librarian 

Loretta DeFoe B.L.S. (1990) Assistant to the Librarian 

Deborah O. Lee, M.L.S. (1991) Collection Development Librarian 

Floreada M. Harmon, A.B., M.S.L.S. (1972) Assistant Librarian 

for 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 

Debra Mclntjosh (1992) College Archivist 

Joycelyn Trotter, B.A. (1963) Library Assistant (Periodicals) 

Barbara West ( 1 98 1 ) Catalog Assistant 

Robin Davis, M.Ed. (1990) Acquisitions Assistant 

1992 Awards and Prizes 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Susanna May Averitt Larry Lee Montgomery 

Tracy Lynn Butchee David Wayne Morgan 

Sarah Emma Crisler Amie Nichole Peele 

Marion Blakely Fox Jennifer April Sandlin 

Rachel Lee Fumer Richelle Denese Schiro 

Elizabeth Gay Gowen Hari Krishna Tumu 

April Lea Grayson Kimberley Darden Warren 

David Lee Harrison, Jr. Melinda Faye Wiggins 

Rebecca Lee Hawes Julie Ann Winkelmann 

Timothy Craig Howard Joyce Davis Wise 
Nathan Whitehead McKie, Jr. 

Beta Gamma Sigma 


Suzanne Evans Gueydan 

Kim Ann Kalkitis 

Natalie Jerae Rice 

James Allen Roberts 

Amy Lytton Stubbs 


David Edwin Berklite Robert F. Jay 

Mark Talbot Buys Steven Eugene Phillips 

Stephanie Lynn Cooke Rebecca Lee Taber 

Horace Jewell Davis III Tracie McAlpin Woidtke 

Gloria Ann Dickerson 


Ford Fellows 

Christina Renee Coker 

Sarah Emma Crisler 

EUzabeth Francis Hagood 

Clay Brooke Hudson 

John Michael Lobo 

Larry Lee Montgomery 

Kenyatta Octavius Laster Scott 

Individual Awards 

NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Award David Lee Harrison 

Senate Leadership Award James Keith Johnson 

Chi Omega Social Science Award Marion Blakely Fox 

Melinda Faye Wiggins 

West Tatum Award/Alpha Epsilon Delta Timothy Craig Howard 

HEADWAE Award for Academic Excellence Larry Lee Montgomery 

Millsaps Players Award Douglas Dean Mitchell 

Francis De Vere Jehl 

Fine Arts Awards 

William D. Rowell Memorial Award in Art Heather Fay Jones 

Senior Music Award Christina Renee Coker 

Robert William Crowe 
Henry and Katherine Bellaman Award Christina Renee Coker 


Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Second Year Latin ... Nathan Whitehead Mckie, Jr. 

Swearingen Prize for Excellence in Classical Studies Sean Alan Michaels 

Magnolia Coullett Senior Classics Award Paul Brian Jeter 

Ross H. Moore History Award Patrick William Hodo 

American Bible Society Award Rachel Lee Fumer 

Language and Literature 

Southern Literary Competition Award Ashley Claudette Minton 

Clark Essay MedalSarah Emma Crisler 

Paul D. Hardin Award for English Majors Sarah Emma Crisler 

Robert H. Padgett Award April Lea Grayson 

Science and Mathmatics 

Biology Award Katherine Ann Pigott 

Jennifer Dianne Roberts 

Biology Research Award William Wesley Snow 

Tri Beta Award Timothy Craig Howard 

Senior Chemistry Award David Lee Harrison 

Larry Lee Montgomery 
Computer Studies Award Nathan Whitehead McKie, Jr. 

128 Register 

Wendell B. Johnson Geology Award Donald Wayne Bates, Jr. 

Nicholas B. Steno Award John Francis Mangum 

Geologist of the Year Kevin Garrett Mitchell 

Social and Behavorial Sciences 

Excellence in Elementary Student Teaching Emily Maredith Jacks 

Bethany Kathleen Jacks 

Excellence in Secondary Student Teaching Kenyatta Octavius Laster Scott 

Outstanding Scholarship Award Julie Taylor Kemp 

Reid and Cynthia Bingham Outstanding Senior John Michael Lobo 

in Political Science Award 

President John F. Kennedy Award William Odell Russell III 

Melinda Faye Wiggins 
C. Wright Mills Award Elizabeth Francis Hagood 

Else School of Management 

Wall Street Journal Award John Stone Campbell 

Mississippi Society of CPA's Award Suzanne Evans Gueydan 

FMA Challenge Award James Keith Johnson 

Degrees Conferred 1992 

Bachelor of Arts 

Ainiee Margaret Abide Charlottesville, VA * Virginia Anne Dyer Memphis, TN 

Dorothy Douglas Allen Jackson Martha Denise Fedric Grenada 

Yancey Jane Allison Montgomery, AL Samuel Eugene Ferrell Clinton 

* Kjersten Paige Anderson Nashville, TN ***Marion Blakely Fox Houston 

Cameron Allyson Ashworth Memphis, TN ** Rachel Lee Fumer Birmingham, AL 

* James Hans Barcus Waco, TX ** Elizabeth Gay Gowen Memphis, TN 

Christopher Joseph Beckman Metairie, LA ** April Lea Grayson Rolling Fork 

* Marion Alta Benson Metairie, LA * Karen Kaye Greer Nashville, TN 

* Kristin Kathleen Billingsley Hammond, LA Robert Hinton Gregory Fulton 

Emily Frances B(X)th Jackson * Elizabeth Francis Hag(xxi Selma, AL 

* Walter Haupt Bower, III Knoxville, TN Annamarie HarvelClinton 

* Susan Elizabeth Bozeman Tupelo Mary Coughlin Haverty ...Signal Mountain, TN 

Alex Lee Bradshaw Millersville, MD ** Rebecca Lxe Hawes Lafayette, LA 

Elizabeth Leigh Bryson Shreveport, LA # Elizabeth Kyle Heam Blue Mountain 

** Jennifer Marie Buettner Bimiingham, AL # Robert Russell Hewes Jackson 

Robert Darwin Bufkin McComb Herbert Bell Hines Hammond, LA 

* Lia L-aNae Bunch Jackson ** Patrick William Hodo West Point 

** Tracy Lynn Butchee Jackson ** Jennifer L^igh Horn Memphis, TN 

Alexa Victoria Cazier Long Beach Kristen Matthew Hurst Richmond, VA 

Harry Sean Chang Jackson # Bethany Kathleen Jacks Cleveland 

* Julie Ann Coy Memphis, TN Emily Maredith Jacks Cleveland 

***Sarah Emma Crisler Port Gibson * Alicia Carol Jackson Hattiesburg 

Andrew Oliver Day Hazlehurst * Ronald Vemon Jackson Columbus 

* Jennifer Diane Dean Little RcKk, AR * Paul Brian Jeter Clinton 

Charles Milton Deaton,Jr Greenw(Kxl * Heather Fay Jones Ocean Springs 

Nicole Michelle Delu)ach Laurel * Malen JonesBaton Rouge, LA 

James Henry Diaz, Jr Metairie, LA * Jennings Bryan Jones Bell City, LA 

Kimberley Lyn Dtxmi Paducah, KY ** Julie Taylor Kemp Corinth 


Chrysanthia King Winona 

* Robert Jeffrey Kirby Gulfport 

Laura Campbell Lacey Canton 

** Felicia Paulette Lee Picayune 

* Heidi Lester Inverness 

Michelle West Ligon Grenada 

* John Michael Lobo Houston, TX 

Robert Wayne Lutton Vicksburg 

Robin Michelle Magee Gulfport 

Jorge Gerard Martinez New Iberia, LA 

* John Lewis Maxey Jackson 

** William Judson McDonald ... Lake Charles, LA 

James Montrose McKeown, II Jackson 

* Clinton McKinzie Santa Monica, CA 

Molly Ann McWhorter Alexandria, VA 

Jennifer Lynn Meadows Madison 

Sean Alan Michaels Jackson 

* Margaret DeVane Minor Jackson 

Ashley Claudette Minton Pineville, LA 

Douglas Dean Mitchell Pensacola, FL 

***Larry Lee Montgomery Fulton 

* Mary Kathleen Montgomery Canton 

** David Wayne Morgan Mobile, AL 

* Julianne Morris Lexington, KY 

* Milton Mellon Ourso Baton Rouge, LA 

** Kimberly Robin Pace Picayune 

Lisa Michelle Parker Metairie, LA 

Kathleen Walton Pascal Pocahontas, I A 

Heather Rhea Patterson Jackson 

** Amie Nichole Peele College Station, TX 

Reed Harrington Pendleton Nashville, TN 

#* Stacey Nicole Perkins Morton 

David Keener Pharr Clinton 

* Georgia Plomarity Dallas, TX 

* Jessica Lea Pugh Slidell, LA 

Walter Ewing Reid Jackson 

Don Michael Richard, Jr Metairie, LA 

Suzanne Renee Richardson Canton 

* Jane Elizabeth Riney Memphis, TN 

* William Odell Russell Coppell, TX 

***Jennifer April Sandlin Pineville, LA 

Amanda Catherine Savage Brandon 

** Luke James Schissel, Jr Greenw(K)d 

* Amy Frances Shearer Jackson 

Torrance Morrell Shelton Columbus 

* Carol Shultz Jackson 

#* Courtney Claire Smith Vaughan 

J(x;elyn Marcia Stallings Atlanta, GA 

Catherine Clark Taylor Memphis, TN 

Ann BlairThomas Vicksburg 

* Lesley Paige Tolar Gretna, LA 

* Michael Jay Tompkins Greenville 

* Sara Elizabeth Tyson Jackson 

Georgia Denman Watkins McComb 

**Loven Hayes Weems Overland Park, KS 

Joseph Dekle Weldon Plaquemine, LA 

Edward Joseph Welsh Lebanon, NH 

***Melinda Faye Wiggins Sidon 

** Joyce Davis Wise Jackson 

Heidi Jo W(kxI Baton Rouge, LA 

Bachelor of Business Administration 

** Joe Gibbs Andrews Redlands, CA 

* Gina Maria Baraldi Metairie, LA 

* Phyllis Nanette Bardoe Windermere, FL 

Paul Steven Bamett Br(K)khaven 

Matthews Hanis Bass Clarksdale 

Aubrey Wcxxlard Beacham Brandon 

** Kathryn Lee Beck Clinton 

James Walker Benton, Jr. ... Laguna Beach, CA 
John Scott Blackwell Gretna, LA 

* Cheryl Kay Brown Dallas, TX 

* April Louise Buckner Benoit 

* Suzanne Marie Bunner Starkville 

Natalie BurwelUackson 

***John Stone Campbell Baton Rouge, LA 

Mitzi Ann Carter Jackson, TN 

* Michael John Casano Bay St. Louis 

John Taylor Cheek Dallas, TX 

** Melissa Sue Cleary Leesville, LA 

* Frank Harmon Colvett, Jr Memphis, TN 

Emest Alan C(X)k Jackson 

* Alison Engel Corbidge Covington, LA 

* Amy Elizabeth Daniels Brandon 

W(xxlrow Wilson Day Jackson 

Nicole Michelle DeLoach Laurel 

* Norman Ronald Downey Birmingham, AL 

* Conrad Baker Ebner Baton Rouge, LA 

* Allison Lynn Edwards Canton 

* Katherine Anne Euler Eureka Springs, AR 

Julia Michelle Evans Saucier 

Andrew Wallace Eversberg .. Baton Rouge, LA 

* Amanda L<x;kard Fairbank Gulfport 

T(xld David Glisson Nashville, TN 

** Suzanne Evans Gueydan Harahan, LA 

** Eric Thurston Hamer Palos Hills, IL 

Richard Douglas Harvey Little R(x;k, AR 

Thomas Michael Hayes, II Nashville, TN 

Emily Elizabeth Heller Canton 

* John Elliott Hendrix Memphis, TN 

Patrick Rowen Hopkins Katy, TX 

* James Keith Johnson Canton 

** Kim Ann Kalkitis Germantown, TN 

** John Banks Link, IV Nashville, TN 

Stephen Patrick Marinelli Clarksdale 

* Edwin Murray Meadows Birmingham, AL 

* Gardner Flint Minshew Carthage 

* David Glen Myers Pelican, LA 

** Dale Hunt Nichols, Jr Brentwcxxi, TN 

Paul Maxwell Padgett, II Atlanta, GA 

* William Lamson Painter Gulfport 

Susan Michelle Perry Carrollton 

James Alan Prescott Madison 

** Ann Carol Purvis Jackson 

Bradley Allen Ray North Oaks, MN 

Charles Stephen Ray Jackson 

* Benjamin Talbot Rester Brandon 

** Natalie Jerae Rice Hickory Flat 



Bachelor of Liberal Studies 

Marcus Dale Buckley Jackson # Felecia Perkins Mendenhall 

Loretta Stanipley DeFoe Jackson 

Teresa Murray Dillard Jackson 

Ruth T.Greer Crystal Springs 

Laurissa Nolan Henderson Madison 

Kathleen Ann Hutchinson Jackson 

Arleen Rosner-Barwick Jackson 

# Dorothy P. Stewart Jackson 

Rebecca Brucker Wells Jackson 

* Nancy Wadley White Jackson 

** Christina Renee Coker Clinton 

** Robert Williaiii Crowe Oklahoma City, OK 

Bachelor of Music 

* Susan Day Vickery 

. Jackson 

Bachelor of Science 

John Alexander Armstrong Monroe, LA 

** Susanna May Averitt Little Rock, AR 

William Dennis Baird Greenville 

Gerald Keith Bales Ocean Springs 

Shawn Linette Barrick Brandon 

#* Donald Wayne Bates, Jr Hammond, LA 

Christopher Hendon Beck Gulfiport 

Taryn Demetra Bennett Jackson 

Dameron Black, IV Atlanta, GA 

Steven Keith Brcxmie Hattiesburg 

Ronald David Brown Monroe, LA 

* Herschel Louis Brunner Cleveland 

Frank Williams Burdette Pass Christian 

Philip Martin Caldwell, Jr Columbus 

* Christian Owen Carrico Covington, LA 

* Charles Shannon Carroll French Camp 

** Laura Elizabeth Christopher Jackson 

Cynthia Louis Clark Jackson 

Erika Lynn Coleman Jackson 

Hubert William Cr(H)k Jackson 

** Jennifer Jane Davis Meridian 

* James Matthew Debnam Orange Park, FL 

** Jessica Jeannine Deffes Pass Christian 

* Kevin Scott Douglas Meridian 

Charles Floyd Eaves, Jr Louisville 

** Randall John Ellis, Jr Baton Rouge, LA 

Robert Eugene Everett, Jr Meridian 

Donald Stephens Faulkner, Jr Brandon 

** Nancy Elizabeth Garrett Baton Rouge, LA 

Shawn Berryman Gentry Brandon 

** David Lee Harrison, Jr Vicksburg 

David Hazra BrcH)khaven 

Willie Lee Henderson, Jr Shreveport, LA 

** John Thomas Hogsett Fort Wayne, IN 

* Lisa Anne Howard Greenville 

***Timothy Craig Howard Jackson 

* Thomas Leon Huckaby Columbus 

** Clay Bnx)ke Hudson Whitwell, TN 

* Francis DeVere Jehl Memphis, TN 

* Tyler Patrick Jones Reserve, LA 

Charles Coefield King. IV .... Germantown, TN 

* Shelley Claire LeBlanc Lafayette, LA 

Joseph Rillens Lee, II Bay St. Louis 

Jennifer Ann Lewando Long Beach 

***Donna Kay Lohman Brandon 

Charles David L«)we, Jr Franklin, TN 

Timothy Francis Magandy Long Beach 

John Francis Mangum New Orleans, LA 

* Jorge Gerard Martinez New Iberia, LA 

* James Montrose McKeown, 11 Jackson 

***Nathan Whitehead McKie, Jr Clayton, MO 

James Alfred Megehee, Jr Hattiesburg 

* David Wayne Mercer Jackson 

* Jonathan Qu inn Miller Covington, LA 

** Kevin Garrett Mitchell Brandon 

Michel Michael Mitias Jackson 

Adam Samuel Neill Leiand 

* Steven William Odorisio Ridgeland 

* Jennifer Elaine Parson Gainesville, FL 

William Brian Payne Vicksburg 

* Kelley H. Peace Brandon 

Tracy Bearden Pennebaker Itta Bena 

David Carson Pettey Meridian 

** Katherine Ann Pigott Hattiesburg 

* Jennifer Dianne Roberts Gloster 

Travis Bruce Roberts Harrison, AR 

* Amy Elizabeth Robertson Memphis, TN 

Joey Easom Rogers Collins 

* Jana Marie Rose GreenwcxxJ 

** Danny Louis Sanders Tupelo 

***Richelle Denese Schiro Slidell, LA 

Kenyatta Octavius Laster Scott Jackson 

* Bret Lyie SigsbyThe Wcxxllands, TX 

* William Wesley Snow Anniston, AL 

* TabbBrinson Stringer Gulfport 

** John Lacy Sturdivant Columbia 

* Kenneth Allen Thompson .... Montgomery, AL 
***Hari Krishna Tumu Jackson 

* Judith Kelley Wallace Jackson 

***Kimberley Darden Warren Natchez 

* James Dudley Weimar Cordova, TN 

* Cassandra Fe" White Pensacola, FL 

Charles Robert White, II Lafayette, LA 

** Julie Ann Winkelmann Collierville, TN 


Master of Business Administration Degree 

Joseph George Baladi Jackson 

David Edwin Berkiite Madison 

John Mitchell Bower Brandon 

Marianne Bradford Jackson 

Joy Brashears Madison 

Joe Phillip Chaney Bums Brandon 

Mark Talbot Buys Vicksburg 

David Jackson Carr Brandon 

Jay Watts Carter Jackson 

Thomas Todd Cassetty Jackson 

Charles Hsiao Chiu Forest Hills, NY 

Jay Scott Ciaccio Jackson 

Robert Brian Cooke Jackson 

Stephanie Lynn Cooke Ridgeland 

Gloria Carter Dickerson Jackson 

James Franklin Dorris, Jr Brandon 

Lex L. Duett Madison 

Kim Clardy Erickson Ridgeland 

Gerald E. File, Jr Jackson 

Naomi Gardner Freeman Brandon 

Burkhard Geissler Wuerzburg, Germany 

Susan Ann Grantham Ridgeland 

James Ira Harvel Clinton 

James Virgil Hines III Vicksburg 

# Paul Charles Frank Hogue Jackson 

David Carson Hopper Brandon 

Robert F. Jay Brandon 

Alese Adelc Johnston Brandon 

Timothy Mitchell Kalom Jackson 

# Linda Annette King Jackson 

R. Lamar Lake Jackson 

# Geraldine McAlpin Canton 

# Michael Dean Meier Vicksburg 

Stacey Lorraine Naron Jackson 

# Cassandra Patterson Jackson 

Wayne Vincent Pratt Jackson 

# David Rea Robinson Jackson 

Richard Vemon Sheren Pearl 

Sandra Lee Smith Ridgeland 

# Lisa Boeringer Stocker Canton 

Marshall Ervin Stokes Brandon 

# Selena Cook Swartzfager Jackson 

Rebecca Lee Taber Jackson 

# Elisa Marie Thomas Jackson 

Michael Steven Thornton Flowood 

Tracie McAlpin Woidtke Jackson 

Angela Jean Yates Jackson 

•"Cum Laude **MagnaCum Laude ***Summa Cum Laude #Summer Graduate 

Honorary Degrees 

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Doctor of Letters 

Merrill O. Hines Doctor of Science 

Robert Crawley Morgan Doctor of Divinity 






Accounting 109 

Administrative Officers 1 16 

Administrative Staff 122 

Admission Requirements 10 

Admission, International Student 1 1 

Admission, Part-time 1 1 

Admission, Special Student 1 1 

Adult Degree Program 1 1 

Adult Learning 49 

Advanced Placement Institutes 50 

Advanced Placement 12 

Advisement 13 

Alcoholic Beverages 57 

American Assembly of 

Collegiate Schools of Business 107 

American Chemical Society 9 

Anthropology 103 

Application for a Degree 42 

Art 61 

Art History 62 

Arts and Letters, Division of 61 

Athletics 29 

Astronomy 99 

Awards and Prizes - 1992 126 

Bachelor of Arts Degree 38 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree 38 

Bachelor of Music Degree 38 

Bachelor of Science Degree 38 

Bachelor of Business 

Administration Degree 38, 107 

Biology 82 

Board of Trustees 1 14 

Bobashela 29 

Buildings and Grounds 9 

Business Administration 1 10 

Calendar 3 

Campus Ministry 28 

Career Planning and Placement 13 

Cashing Personal Checks 20 

Chaplain 28 

Chemistry 84 

Christian Education 104, 80 

Class Standing 52 

Class Attendance 55 

Classical Civilization 63 

Classical Studies 63 

Community Enrichment Series 50 

Comprehensive Examinations 42 

Computer Studies 87 

Computing Facilities 9 

Cooperative Programs 45 

Business Administration 45 

Engineering and Applied Science 45 

Military Science 46 

Core Requirements for All Degrees 38 

Counseling Services 13 

Course Load 

Course Numbers 

Credit by Examination 

Credit/No Credit Option 

Dean's List 

Degree Requirements 

Degrees Conferred 1992 1 

Disciplinary Regulations 


Early Admission 

Economics 1 


Else School of Management 1 

Admission requirements 1 

Curriculum 1 

Transfer Credit 1 


European Studies 1 

Expulsion, Disciplinary 

Faculty 1 




Finance 1 

Financial Regulations 



Financial Aid 

Fine Arts 



Freshman Admission 



Grade Point Index 


Graduate Programs 

Master of Business Administration ... 

Residence Requirement 

With Distinction 

With Honors 


Heritage Program 


History of the College 

Honor Societies 

Honors Program 


Illegal Substances 

Intercollegiate Athletics 

Interdisciplinary Core 1 

Interdisciplinary, Other Courses 1 

Interdisciplinary Programs 1 

International Student Admission 

Intramural Sports 




Latin 64 

Leadership Seminars 

in the Humanities 50 

Leaves of Absence 12 

Library, Millsaps-Wilson 9 

Literary Studies 65 

Literature and Culture 67 

Loan Funds 24 

Perkins Loan 25 

Plus/SLS 24 

Stafford Guaranteed 

Student Loan Program 24 

Majors 41 

Management 1 1 1 

Marketing 1 1 1 

Master of Business 

Administration Degree 50 

Mathematics 94 

Meal Plan 20 

Medals and Prizes 34 

Medical Services 15 

Minors 41 

Modem Languages 70 

Multi-Disciplinary Topics Courses 39 

Music 74 

Music and Drama 29 

Millsaps Players 30 

Millsaps Singers 29 

Organizations, Student 30 

Orientation and Advisement 13 

Part-time Admission 1 1 

Phi Beta Kappa 54 

Philosophy 78 

Physics 97 

Players 30 

Political Science 99 

Pre-Dental 43 

Pre-Law 44 

Pre-Medical 43 

Pre-Ministerial 43 

Pre-Social Work 44 

Probation, Academic 55 

Probation, Disciplinary 58 

Probation, Social 58 

Programs, Special 47 

Psychology 100 

Public Events 28 

Publications 29 

Purple and White 29 

Purpose of the College 4 

Quantitative Management 1 1 1 

Re-admission 12 

Refunds 20 

Religion 79 

Repeat Courses 53 

Requirements for Degrees 38 

Additional Requirements for 

Bachelor of Arts 40 

Bachelor of Business 

Administration 41 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies 40 

Bachelor of Music 41 

Bachelor of Science 40 

Reservation Deposits 19 

Residence Halls 41 

SACS, Southern Association 

of Colleges and Schools 8 

Schedule Changes 54 

Scholarships 21 

School of Management 107 

Sciences, Division of 82 

Second Degree 42 

Senior Exemptions 56 

Singers 29 

Sociology 102 

Sororities 33 

Spanish 73 

Special Programs 47 

Adult Degree Program 49 

British Studies at Oxford 48 

Ford Fellows Program 47 

Honors Program 48 

Constitutional Liberties Internship ....49 

Public Administration Internship 49 

School of Management 

Intern Program 49 

Semester Abroad in 

Central Europe 48 

Summer Program in London 

and Munich 48 

Washington Semester 49 

Speech 81 

Sports 29 

Student Behavior 57 

Student Body Association 30 

Student Records 15 

Student Status 52 

Stylus 29 

Suspension, Academic 55 

Suspension, Disciplinary 58 

Teacher Certification 44 

Teacher Education, National Council 

for the Accreditation of 9 

Teacher Education Program 90 

Theatre 80 

Transfer Admission 10 

Tuition and Fees 18 

United Methodist Church 8 

University Senate 8 

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress 55 

Wind Ensemble 29 

Withdrawal 55 

Women's Studies 105 

Writing 68 

Writing Assessment Portfolio 40