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Oglethorpe makes no distinction in its admis- 
sions policies or procedures on grounds of age, sex, 
religion, race, color, national origin, or physical 


We welcome visitors to the campus throughout 
the year. Those without appointments will find an 
administrative office open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. on weekdays. In addition, appointments are 
available on Saturday. 

To be sure of seeing a particular officer, visitors 
are urged to make an appointment in advance. All 
of the offices of the University can be reached by 
calling Atlanta (Area Code 404), 261-1441, or 
(404) 233-6864 (Admissions Office). 


Oglethorpe is a fully accredited, four-year uni- 
versity of arts and sciences under the standards of 
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 
It is also fully approved for teacher education by 
the Georgia State Department of Education. 
Oglethorpe is a member of the Association of 
American Colleges, the American Council on Ed- 
ucation, and the American Association of Colleges 
for Teacher Education. 



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Atlanta, Georgia 30319 

Table Of Contents 

University Calendar 5 

Purpose 7 

History 11 

Buildings and Grounds 15 

Admission 19 

Application for Admission 19 

Credit by Examination 19 

Transfer Students 20 

Special and Transient Students 21 

Non-traditional Students 21 

International Students 22 

Application Procedure 23 

Financial Assistance 25 

Academic Eligibility 28 

Procedure 28 

Special Awards 28 

Finances . . 33 

Fees and Costs 33 

Refunds 36 

Student Life 39 

Academic Regulations 47 

General Information 53 

The Curriculum 54 

Division I Humanities 61 

Division II Social Studies 71 

Division III Science 77 

Division IV Education 85 

Division V Business Administration 101 

Division VI Graduate Studies in Elementary Education . . 113 

The Administration 125 

Board of Trustees 127 

Board of Visitors 130 

The Faculty 132 

University Calendar 

August 7 
August 27 
August 28 
August 29 
August 30 
September 4 
September 8 
November 23-24 
December 11-15 

Fall Term, 1978 

Fee Payment Deadline, Fall Term 

Residence Halls Open, 8:00 AM 

Orientation and Testing 


Classes Begin 

Labor Day Holiday 

Last Day to Add a Class 

Thanksgiving Holidays 

Final Examinations, Fall Term 

January 2 
January 7 
January 8 
January 9 
January 17 
January 19 
February 12 
February 24 
March 2 
March 19 
April 30-May 4 
May 6 

Spring Term, 1979 

Fee Payment Deadline, Spring Term 

Residence Halls Open, 8:00 AM 


Classes Begin 

Last Day to Add a Class 

Last Day for May Graduates to File for Degree 

Oglethorpe Day Convocation 

Oglethorpe Town Meeting 

Spring Vacation Begins, 4:00 PM 

Classes Resume, 8:00 AM 

Final Examinations, Spring Term 


First Summer Term, 1979 

June 4 


June 5 

Classes Begin 

July 4 

Independence Day 

July 6 

Term Ends 

July 9 
July 10 
August 10 

Second Summer Term, 1979 

Classes Begin 
Term Ends 


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Over a quarter of a century ago, Philip Weltner, then president of 
Oglethorpe University, wrote an introduction to the catalog in which 
he expressed his ideas about the aims and purposes of an educated 
man, and the aims and purposes of the college. 

The Oglethorpe idea is to forge the strongest possible link between 
the "academic" and "practical," between "human understanding" 
and "know-how," between "culture" and "proficiency," between 
past and present. We are persuaded that there is ultimately no 
contradiction between the concepts represented in each of these 
usually divorced pairs. 

There can be no basic disagreement among educators and laymen 
about the common elements of the student's real needs and interests. 
He is to learn as much as possible about the principles, forces, and 
laws influencing or governing Nature, including human nature and 
human associations; to learn to take account of these not only for 
their own sake but for growth, guidance and direction for himself 
and others; to express his deepest individuality in the work or calling 
most appropriate to his talents; and to discover his proper place, role, 
and function in the complex relationships of modern living. 

Living should not be an escape from work. Education should 
therefore encompass the twin aims of making a life and making a 
living. But inescapably he is part and parcel of society. He fulfills 
himself by the measure in which he contributes to the happiness and 
progress of his fellows. Education, as an institution of society, has a 
social obligation. It cannot neglect either the individual or the 
community without damage to both. The social order at its best is 
best for the individual; the individual at his best is best for society. 
The business of education is to strive for this optimum. 

What difference should an education make? There are people, 
deficient in formal schooling, who are happy and useful. They 
understand and get along well with their neighbors. They are an 
influence for good in their community and earn a living by honest 
effort. Any truly educated man displays the same traits. The 
difference is in degree rather than kind. 

Whereas it is usual for people to understand their fellows, how 
much wider should be the sympathies of the educated man! His 
contacts go beyond the living and embrace the seers of all the ages, 
who as his companions should inform his mind and enlarge his vision. 

Never before have people been so alive to the necessity of 
mastering rather than being mastered by the economic and scientific 
forces at work in our world. Creative brains and individual initiative, 
tempered by a strong sense of social responsibility, are the only 


sources of payrolls compatible with a free society, an improving 
living standard, and a better way of life. Where else can we look for 
this creative urge other than to adequate education of qualified 

We make no claim that formal education inevitably bestows these 
benefits. We insist that it can. If that be true, how may the mark be 
reached? We shall always have to remind ourselves as teachers that 
education is a difficult art. The pitfalls we would shun are hard to 
escape. Of all people, the teacher must remain the most teachable. 
The quest for wisdom is never-ending. We, too, must continually 
grow in order to stimulate growth in those who come to us to learn. 
We shall also have to remind ourselves that subjects are merely the 
means; the objects of instruction are the persons taught. We must be 
forever mindful that education, in order to be true to itself, must be 
a progressive experience for the learner, in which interest gives rise to 
inquiry, inquiry is pursued to mastery, and mastery at one point 
occasions new interests in others. The cycle is never closed, but is a 
spiral which always returns upon itself at some higher level of insight. 
Growth in everything which is human must remain the dominant 
objective for the individual and for society. 

We therefore stand for a program of studies which makes sense 
from first to last, which hangs together, and which promotes this 
desired result. Not only in professional training but also in the 
education of the human personality, the materials of instruction 
must have a beginning, point in a definite direction, and prepare for 
all that ensues. We necessarily make provision for and give scope to 
diversified talents in preparation for varied careers. But this much we 
all have in common : each man has to live with himself and all have to 
live with their fellows. Living in community, with human under- 
standing, involves arts in which we are all equally concerned. 

Throughout the essay there is the pervasive theme that the 
educated person takes his education out with him, and involves his 
knowledge and understanding in his contacts with others, in his 
private life, in his social life, and in his career. A good education is 
one that pervades a life in all its facets, and is not just, like fancy 
china, "good for Sundays only." 

The post- World War II world has speeded up and changed some of 
its values, but the Oglethorpe idea has not changed. We still feel that 
the aim of a good education is, as Dr. Weltner put it, to enable our 
students to live "in community, with human understanding." Our 
own community is a small one, but small for more than just the 
pleasures that can ensue when everybody knows everybody else. Our 
smallness enables us to work together as a unit, to achieve a unity of 
goals, and to grow together in our pursuit of them. At Oglethorpe 


one's major or one's career goal is of less importance than one's 
membership in an academic community dedicated to the intelligent 
pursuit of the means to a better world. Our basic core of required 
courses does more than give the student a general overview of the 
world in which he lives; it gives him a common background with his 
fellows, both in the student body and the faculty, out of which, like 
a fertile soil, the Oglethorpe community, ever changing, ever 
improving, can grow and prosper. 






One of the South 's oldest and finest educational institutions, 
Oglethorpe University, was chartered on December 21, 1835, as a 
result of the efforts of a group of Georgia Presbyterians seeking to 
establish a college for training young men for the ministry. The 
founders named the new college after General James Edward 
Oglethorpe, the distinguished leader of Georgia in its earliest days. 

The Univeristy began actual operation on January 1, 1838, at 
Midway, a small village near Milledgeville, then the state capitol, with 
one hundred and twenty-five students and a faculty of six. 

For nearly three decades after its founding, Oglethorpe University 
grew steadily in stature and influence. Its president during most of 
that time, Samuel K. Talmage, provided gifted leadership and 
gathered about him a faculty of unusual ability, at least two of 
whom would achieve real distinction: James Woodrow, an uncle of 
Woodrow Wilson and the first teacher in Georgia to hold the Ph.D. 
degree, and Joseph LeConte, destined to acquire world fame for his 
work in the field of geology. 

Oglethorpe produced a steady stream of graduates during the early 
years, the most famous being the poet Sidney Lanier. A member of 
the class of 1860, Lanier is reported to have remarked that the 
greatest intellectual impulse of his life came to him during his college 
days at Oglethorpe. 

By the close of the 1850's, the institution had reached a new 
plateau of financial solidarity and academic soundness, but its life 
and service were suddenly cut short in the 1860's as Oglethorpe 
became a casualty of war. Her students marched away to become 
Confederate soldiers; her endowment at length was lost in Confed- 
erate bonds; her buildings were converted to barracks and a hospital. 
Toward the end of the war, General William T. Sherman's army, 
during its destructive march to the sea, visited the University but left 
the property intact. 

In 1866 an effort was made to revive Oglethorpe, first at Midway 
and then by relocation in Atlanta. However, the ravages of war, 
together with the disruptions of Reconstruction, presented obstacles 
too great to overcome, and in 1872 Oglethorpe closed its doors 

The next chapter of Oglethorpe's history begins with the vision of 
Dr. Thorn well Jacobs, who arrived in Atlanta in 1909 to serve as 
executive secretary in a campaign to raise funds for Agnes Scott 
College. By 1912, his thinking had crystalized into a determination 
to re-establish Oglethorpe. Dr. Jacobs enlisted the support of 


Presbyterian churches throughout the South and East and from 
various individuals and groups in Atlanta. His vision materialized in 
1915 with the laying of the cornerstone of the first building (later 
named Phoebe Hearst Hall) on the present campus. Oglethorpe 
alumni from the classes of 1860 and 1861 were present for the 
historic ceremony, thus symbolically linking the old Oglethorpe with 
the new. 

Dr. Jacobs subsequently was named President, serving in that 
capacity until 1944. During that time the University grew in size and 
reputation. Throughout the 1920's the institution received substan- 
tial contributions from individuals such as J. T. Lupton, Mrs. Robert 
J. Lowry, and William Randolph Hearst, Sr. With these and other 
contributions several buildings were constructed, including Lupton 
Hall, site of the present administration building; Lowry Hall, the 
University's library; Hermance Stadium; and Phoebe Hearst Hall, 
which now serves as a classroom facility. 

Oglethorpe, under the leadership of Dr. Jacobs, was soon to be 
recognized as one of the South 's most innovative educational 
institutions. In 1931, WJTL, one of the first campus radio stations in 
the United States, was established at Oglethorpe. A few years later, 
Dr. Jacobs began his work on "The Crypt of Civilization," located in 
a vault in Phoebe Hearst Hall. This is a collection of 800 books and 
other objects representative of 20th Century America, which is to 
remain sealed until the year 8113, when it will be opened for the 
benefit of historians. The project was reported nationally and 
internationally and was supported from its inception by the 
Scientific American. General David Sarnoff, founder and Chairman 
of the Board of the Radio Corporation of America (R.C.A.) spoke at 
the ceremony at which the Crypt was closed in 1940. 

Several other interesting projects began during the Jacobs adminis- 
tration, including an unsuccessful attempt to relocate the remains of 
General James Oglethorpe from England to the Oglethorpe campus. 
In the late 1930's, the "Exceptional Education Experiment" was 
instituted with the aim of adding depth and meaning to the 
educational process for a group of carefully selected students. 

A new chapter opened in the history of Oglethorpe in 1944 when 
Dr. Philip Weltner assumed the presidency and, with a group of 
faculty associates, including Dr. Gerhart Niemeyer, Dr. George 
Seward, and Professor Wendell Brown, initiated a new and exciting 
approach to undergraduate education called the "Oglethorpe Idea." 
This concept was based on the conviction that education should 
encompass the twin aims of making a life and making a living, and 
toward these ends a program of studies should be developed. The 
essential curricular principles adopted at that time have continued to 


provide the framework of an Oglethorpe education for the past 
thirty years. 

The University continued to make steady progress during the 
presidencies of J. Whitney Bunting, Donald Wilson, Donald C. 
Agnew, and Paul R. Beall. Throughout this period strong teachers 
were appointed, the academic program was further developed, and 
there was a gradual expansion of the size of the student body. 
Special mention should also be made of George Seward, who 
contributed importantly to the educational development of the 
University, as a long-time dean and an acting president. 

The presidency changed hands once again in 1967 when Dr. Paul 
Kenneth Vonk assumed office. Keeping pace with the growing 
demands of increased enrollment, Dr. Vonk initiated a program of 
physical expansion unparalleled in the University's long history. 
During his administration the following buildings were completed: 
five men's dormitories— Jacobs, Weltner, Alumni, Oglethorpe, and 
Trustees; a beautiful university center; a women's dormitory, Traer 
Hall; and a science center, Goslin Hall. In addition, all of the older 
buildings were extensively remodeled, giving Oglethorpe an attractive 
campus and an excellent physical plant. 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. was inaugurated in 1975 as Oglethorpe's 
twelfth president. During his administration special emphasis has 
been placed on liberal education as a rigorous intellectual experience 
and as preparation for leadership. The expansion of Oglethorpe's 
program of continuing education, the attraction of students from 
abroad, and the acceleration of financial development are other areas 
that have received particular attention. 

Oglethorpe University has had a long and exciting history and has 
produced more than its share of distinguished graduates in business, 
public affairs, education, medicine, religion, law, and other fields. It 
looks forward to an increasingly important role as one of the better 
private colleges in its region. 

The complete history of Oglethorpe University cannot be told for 
it is as varied as each of her students. The future depends on her 
students today, as it has for generations. She will develop as her 
students develop; she will grow and prosper only if they are 
sufficiently prepared to meet the challenge of the future. 


Buildings And Grounds 


Lowry Hall provides a functional and attractive library for the 
University. One of its outstanding features is the variety of study 
areas, which are comfortably furnished in a pleasant, quiet atmos- 
phere. It has a large reading-reference room on the first floor, and 
also an outdoor reading patio on the same level at the north end of 
the building. Individual student conference rooms are available, as 
well as individual carrels in the book stack areas. The Library of 
Congress classification system is used in an open stack arrangement, 
allowing free access to users on all four floors. Provisions are made 
for a variety of microform materials. 

The collection of over 160,000 items includes books, periodicals, 
microforms, and audiovisual materials. More than 300 periodical 
subscriptions provide a diversified range of current information. The 
R. L. Dempsey Special Collections room includes materials on James 
Edward Oglethorpe and Georgia, Sidney Lanier (an Oglethorpe 
alumnus), and other collections of autographed books and unique 
volumes. The library has the only known contemporary oil portrait 
of General Oglethorpe in existence. 

The Sears Collection of Children's Literature contains over 2,000 
volumes of children's books, which help support the graduate 
program of elementary education. The library also subscribes to the 
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) microfiche pub- 
lications. The Japanese Collection consists of books in the English 
language and other materials on Japanese history and culture. 

A browsing area contains a special collection of current books 
which have general appeal. It also provides access to all new 
acquisitions before they are dispersed into the classified subject 

The Oglethorpe Art Gallery, which has several exhibits each year 
that are open to the public, is located in the library. 

The library is open seven days a week during the two regular 
semesters of the academic year. On five days it is open both day and 


The University Center is the hub of campus life. It houses the 
student lounges, television room, recreational facilities, snack bar, 
post office, book store, student activity offices, conference rooms, 
cafeteria and dining room, sorority and fraternity rooms, radio 


station, and offices of the Director of Student Development and the 


Lupton Hall, built in 1920 and named in honor of John Thomas 
Lupton, was one of the three original buildings on the present 
Oglethorpe University campus. It was renovated in 1973, and 
contains all administrative offices and an auditorium with seating for 
three hundred and fifty persons. The University Business Office is 
located on the lower level of Lupton Hall; the office of the Dean, the 
Registrar, and the Admissions Office are on the first floor; the Office 
of the President, Dean of Administration, Dean of Students, Office 
of Counseling Services and Career Development, Office of Develop- 
ment, Alumni Office, and Financial Aid Office are on the second 
floor. The third floor is the site of the E.L.S. Language Center, which 
was opened in September, 1975. Classrooms, offices, and a lounge 
occupy the third floor area. The language laboratory and the reading 
laboratory are located on the second floor. 

The original cast bell carillon in the Lupton tower has been 
re-fitted and re-hung. It now has forty-two bells which chime the 
quarter hours and a daily afternoon concert. 


Phoebe Hearst Hall was built in 1915 and is in the neo-Gothic 
architecture that dominates the Oglethorpe Campus. The building is 
named in honor of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the mother of William 
Randolph Hearst, Sr. 

It was renovated in the fall of 1972 for a classroom and faculty 
office building. Most classes with the exception of science and 
mathematics are held in this building which is located directly across 
from Lupton Hall. Additional renovation for a student-faculty 
lounge and an expanded computer center was completed in 1975. 

The dominant feature of the building is the beautiful Great Hall, 
the site of many traditional and historic events at Oglethorpe. Also 
located in the ground floor of the building is the much-publicized 
Crypt of Civilization. This time capsule was sealed on May 28, 1940, 
with many components of American culture sealed within. It is not 
to be opened until May 28, 8113. 


This science center was completed during the fall of 1971 and 
houses the science and psychology departments. Laboratories for 


biology, chemistry and physics, and modern lecture halls, are located 
in the building. Goslin Hall was named in honor of Dr. Roy N. 
Goslin, Professor of Physics and senior member of the Oglethorpe 
faculty, for his many years of dedicated work for the college and for 
the nation. 


Built in 1969, Traer Hall is a three story women's residence which 
houses 168 students. Construction of the building was made possible 
through the generosity of the late Wayne S. Traer, Oglethorpe 
University alumnus of the Class of 1928. These accommodations 
provide for semi-private rooms. All rooms open onto a central plaza 
courtyard. As all buildings on the Oglethorpe campus, Traer Hall is 
completely air-conditioned. 


Goodman Hall was built in 1956 and renovated in 1970, when it 
was transformed from a men's into a women's residence hall. The 
building contains twenty-seven rooms and is used to house some 
Junior and Senior women students. Private rooms are available. 
Located adjacent to Goodman Hall are three newly resurfaced tennis 
courts (1975). 


Five men's residence halls are situated around the upper quad- 
rangle. Two of the buildings were named for former Oglethorpe 
presidents, Dr. Philip Weltner and Dr. Thornwell Jacobs. Constructed 
in 1968, these buildings were refurbished and carpeted in 1975. The 
three story structures house all male resident students. 


The Student Health Center is housed on the upper level of Faith 
Hall, together with art studios and lecture rooms. The lower level of 
Faith Hall houses the maintenance facility. The building was 
renovated in 1972 to include overnight facilities for students in the 
health center. 


The Dorough Field House is the site of intercollegiate basketball, 
intramural and recreational sports, and large campus gatherings such 


as concerts and commencement exercises. Built in 1960, this 
structure is scheduled for major renovation in 1978. The building is 
named for the late R. E. (Red) Dorough, a former Trustee of the 


The most recent additions to the campus are a six-lane, all- 
weather, reslite track which was dedicated in May, 1975, and a new 
intramural field which was opened in 1976. These improvements 
provide modern facilities for the baseball, soccer and track teams. 
The intramural football and softball teams use these new facilities as 




Throughout its history, Oglethorpe has welcomed students from 
all sections of this country, as well as from abroad, as candidates for 
degrees. It is the policy of the Admissions Committee to select for 
admission to the University those applicants who present the 
strongest evidence of purpose, maturity, scholastic ability, and 
potential for the caliber of college work expected at Oglethorpe. In 
making its judgments, the Committee considers the nature of the 
students' high school program, their grades, the recommendations of 
their counselors and teachers, and their scores on aptitude tests. 

The candidates for admission as freshmen must present a 
satisfactory high school program. In addition, the student must 
submit satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of 
the College Entrance Examination Board, or American College 
Testing Program Assessment (ACT). 

It is to the applicant's advantage to take the American College 
Test or Scholastic Aptitude Test as early as possible during the senior 
year in high school. Details concerning the program can be obtained 
from high school counselors, or by writing the American College 
Testing Program, P.O. Box 451, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, or College 
Entrance Examination Board, Box 592, Princeton, N. J. 08540. 

The Oglethorpe application form contains a list of the materials 
which must be submitted by the applicant. No application can be 
considered and acted upon until the items indicated have been 
received. Applications will be considered in order of completion, and 
the applicant will be notified of the decision of the Committee on 
Admissions as soon as action has been taken. 

Though the exact date will vary from semester to semester, 
generally the deadline by which admissions will be closed will be 
announced by the University. 


There are two testing programs through which students may earn 
credit or exemption for required or elective courses. These two 
programs are described below. Any student who has questions about 
these examinations should consult the Registrar. Up to sixty 
semester hours of credit will be accepted through these programs. 



Within this testing program are two categories. The General 
Examinations cover the areas of English Composition, Humanities, 
Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science — History. 
A maximum of thirty semester hours can be earned with acceptable 
scores in the General Examinations. Minimum acceptable scores are 
500 for each general area and 50 in each sub-total category. The 
Subject Examinations are designed to measure knowledge in particu- 
lar courses. Minimum acceptable scores of 50 in each subject exam 
are required for credit. 


The University invites and urges those students who have taken 
the advanced placement examinations of the College Entrance 
Examination Board to submit their scores for possible consideration 
toward college credit. The general policy of Oglethorpe toward such 
scores is the following: academic credit will be given in the 
appropriate area to students presenting advanced placement grades of 
4 or 5; exemption but not credit will be given in the appropriate area 
from basic courses for students presenting a grade of 3; neither credit 
nor exemption will be given for a grade of 2; maximum credit to be 
allowed to any student for advanced placement scores will be thirty 
semester hours. 


Applicants for transfer from other recognized institutions of 
higher learning are welcomed at Oglethorpe, provided they are in 
good standing at the institution last attended. They are expected to 
follow regular admissions procedures and will be notified of the 
decision of the Admissions Committee in the regular way. 

Oglethorpe University will accept as transfer credit courses 
comparable to university courses which are applicable to a liberal arts 
or a science degree. A two year residence requirement is in effect, 
but may be reduced to one year by joint decision of the dean and the 
chairman of the division in which the student will major. Therefore, 
two years of transfer work is the maximum given without such 
decision, but up to three years of transfer work may be granted with 
such decision. Acceptable work must be shown on an official 
transcript and must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. 

Transfer students who have earned the Associate of Arts degree at an 
accredited junior college will be awarded two years of credit. The re- 


maining two years of academic credit will be determined by the Dean 
of the College in consultation with the Registrar, the appropriate 
department chairman, and the student. Junior college graduates with 
strong academic records are encouraged to apply for admission. All 
financial aid awards and scholarships are open to transfer students as 
well as new freshmen. 

Oglethorpe University will accept as many as thirty hours of 
United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) credit. Students with 
at least six months active military experience may be granted three 
hours credit for that experience. Students who serve for two years or 
more, may receive six hours credit. 


In addition to regular students, a limited number of special and 
transient students will be accepted. 

Special students are defined by the University as those not working 
toward an Oglethorpe degree; they are limited to a maximum of five 
semester courses, after which they must apply to the admissions office 
for a change of status to that of regular student or be requested to 
withdraw from the University. 

Transient students may take a maximum of two semesters of 
work, provided that they secure permission from the dean of their 
original institution certifying that the institution will accept for 
transfer credit the academic work done by the student at Oglethorpe. 
This permission is the responsibility of the transient student. 


Admission to Oglethorpe is not restricted to recent high school 
graduates and transfer students. The University attempts to fulfill its 
responsibility to the entire community by offering admission to 
non-traditional students. Students with a high school diploma, or its 
equivalent, who have not been enrolled during the last five years are 
exempt from taking the traditional entrance examinations. Also, those 
persons who have never completed their undergraduate degrees and 
wish to resume their study after an extended absence are encouraged to 

Admission is offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. 
Interviews are required to determine the special needs of these 
students. Personal counseling is available to avoid unnecessary 
difficulties and to promote the development of the students. These 
students have individual plans according to their special needs and 


The University is able to offer admission to non-traditional students 
by recognizing their strengths in enthusiasm, motivation, and maturity. 


Admission to Oglethorpe is open to qualified students from all 
nations. Students who are able to provide evidence of suitable 
academic background, adequate financial resources, and seriousness 
of purpose are eligible to apply. 

Many international students are accepted with the condition that 
upon arrival they will be given an examination in English. Students 
must gain the recommendation of the language center director 
through such examination before enrolling in regular courses. 
Students who do not receive a favorable recommendation from the 
Director will be required to enroll in the ELS Language Center. 

Students who take the TOEFL and present scores of 500 or better 
are exempt from taking language center courses. These students are 
allowed to enroll in the regular university curriculum. 


In September of 1975, English Language Services (ELS) and 
Oglethorpe University opened an on-campus English language center. 
The ELS Language Center offers intensive four-week sessions 
teaching English as a second language to college-bound international 
students and professionals. Students enroll in one or more sessions 
depending upon knowledge of English, aptitude for the language, and 
desire for proficiency. Residence hall facilities are available to all 
ELS Students. 

Additional information may be obtained by writing Director, ELS 
Language Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30319. 


Qualified students may apply for an officer program leading to a 
commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine 
Corps. Commissions are offered in both ground and aviation 
components. The Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) is offered to 
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who attend pre-commissioning 
training during the summer. Financial Assistance and Flight Indoc- 
trination Programs are available. Qualified seniors attend twelve 
weeks of training in the Officer Candidate Course (OCC) after 


graduation. For details, contact the Placement Office or the Marine 
Officer Selection Officer. 


All correspondence concerning admission should be addressed to 
the Office of Admissions, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. 
After receiving the application form, the applicant should complete 
and return it with an application fee of $10.00. 

Entering freshmen must also submit the following: letter of 
reference from a high school counselor or teacher; official transcript 
of high school work; and aptitude test scores. Transfer students must 
submit the completed application form with the $10.00 application 
fee, plus the following: letter of good standing from the dean of the 
college previously attended; official transcript of each college 
attended; a high school transcript and test scores if less than one full 
year of college work has been completed. 

When a student has completed the application process, the 
Director of Admissions and the Admissions Committee will review 
the application. Within two weeks, the applicant will be notified of 
the committee's decision. If accepted, the student will be required to 
submit an enrollment deposit to reserve accommodations for the 
appropriate term. Dormitory students submit a deposit of $200.00; 
commuters $100.00. While the deposit is not refundable, it is 
applicable toward tuition and fees as stated on page 33. 

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Office 
of Admissions (404) 261-1441 or (404) 233-6864. 

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Financial Assistance 


Oglethorpe University provides students with an opportunity to 
obtain financial assistance for part of their educational expenses. 
Beginning with the 1978-79 year, the Office of Financial Aid will 
utilize one common form as the application for federal aid. The 
Financial Aid Form (FAF) is the common form by which students 
may apply for all campus based programs (National Direct Student 
Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, College Work- 
Study) and at the same time, apply for the Basic Educational 
Opportunity Grant. In completing the Financial Aid Form, the 
student will receive his Student Eligibility Report for the Basic Grant 
Program. When the report is received, it should be forwarded to the 
Director of Financial Aid. Students may receive several types of aid 
to make up their "package" of financial assistance. 

A financial aid package may include assistance from any one or 
more of the following sources: 

Oglethorpe Merit Awards for Scholarship (O.M.A.S.) are awarded 
in amounts of $500, $700, $900, $1,000, $1,200 and $1,500. For 
freshmen, these awards are based on the applicant's aptitude test 
scores (SAT or ACT). For upperclassmen and transfer students, these 
awards are based on the cumulative grade point average of the 
applicant. Participation in activities, leadership, citizenship, and 
potential for success are also part of the basis for awarding these 
scholarships. The O.M.A.S. is unique in that scholarships are awarded 
on the basis of merit rather than need and are made available to a 
great many more students than traditional scholarship programs. 

Georgia Tuition Grant (G.T.G.) is available for Georgia residents 
who attend Oglethorpe. The program was established by an Act of 
the 1971 Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Higher Education 
Assistance Authority defines the program in this way, "The purpose 
of the Act is to provide tuition assistance to Georgia resident 
students who are desirous of pursuing their higher education goals in 
a private Georgia college or university, but find the financial costs 
prohibitive due primarily to higher tuition of these educational 
institutions in comparison to public schools which are branches of 
the University System of Georgia." All students must complete a 
yearly application to verify their eligibility for the grant. In the 
1977-78 school year, this grant is $250.00 per semester. No Financial 
Aid Form is required for this program since family financial need is 
not a factor in determining eligibility. 


Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (B.E.O.G.) is a federal aid 
program intended to be the floor in financial assistance. Eligibility is 
based upon a family's financial resources. Applications for this 
program may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or from a 
high school guidance office. This aid is administered in the form of 
non-repayable grants. 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (S.E.O.G.) do not 
require repayment. The size of the grant depends on the need of the 
individual recipient. To qualify for an S.E.O.G., a student must be 
from a family with "exceptional financial need," must be enrolled or 
accepted for enrollment, and must be capable of maintaining normal 
progress toward the achievement of a degree. Application for these 
funds is made by filing a Financial Aid Form. 

National Direct Student Loans (N.D.S.L.), previously called 
National Defense Student Loans, are long-term, low cost educational 
loans to students who have justified need for such assistance. No 
interest is charged and repayment is deferred while the borrower 
continues as a half-time student. Interest is charged at a three per 
cent annual rate beginning nine months after the borrower's 
education is terminated. These loans are available to students who 
show a demonstrated financial need through the Financial Aid Form. 
Students electing to serve in the Peace Corps, Vista, or in the Armed 
Forces of the United States may be exempt from interest charges and 
repayment for three years. Cancellation benefits may be received by 
teaching in "poverty" areas that are designated by the U.S. 
Commissioner of Education, for teaching handicapped children, and 
for teaching in Head Start programs. 

College Work-Study Program (C.W.S.P.) permits students to earn 
part of the educational expenses. The earnings from this program and 
other financial aid cannot exceed the student's financial need. 
Students eligible for this program work part-time on the Oglethorpe 

Georgia Higher Education Assistance Authority (G.H.E.A.A.) 
loans and Federally Insured Student Loans (F.I.S.L.) are long term 
loans available through banks, credit unions, and other lending insti- 
tutions. Students desiring to seek a loan in this manner should con- 
sult with the Director of Financial Aid for additional information. 

Georgia Incentive Scholarship (G.I.S.), as defined by the 
Georgia Higher Education Assistance Authority, is a "program 
created by an act of the 1974 Georgia General Assembly in 
order to establish a program of needs-based scholarships for 
qualified Georgia residents to enable them to attend eligible 
post-secondary institutions of their choice within the state. The 
scholarship awards are designed to provide only a portion of 


the student's resources in financing the total cost of post-secondary 
education." Students who attended any post-secondary institution 
prior to April 1, 1974 are ineligible to apply. 

The Pickett and Hatcher Educational Fund was created by the late 
Claud Adkins Hatcher of Columbus, Georgia, founder of the 
internationally known Royal Crown Cola Company and its predeces- 
sors, of which he served as president for more than twenty-five years. 

In his will, Mr. Hatcher created a trust and stated that the Trustees 
would receive the monies and assets bequeathed to be used as an 
educational loan fund. 

The Trustees of this loan fund serve in a fiduciary capacity only. The 
money actually belongs to deserving young people of the present and 
future who want a college education. These young people are 
beneficiaries who receive not only opportunities for a college 
education, but a trust to use those funds for educational expenses and 
then return them for the benefit of others. 

An informational brochure on this program may be obtained by 
writing to the Office of Financial Aid. 

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship Program. Only 
students who are residents of Georgia and who have completed at least 
one year of "B" quality or higher work in an accredited college are 
eligible to apply for Cobb Scholarships. No applications from 
undergraduate students who are married will be considered. The 
Faculty Scholarship Committee makes recommendations for these 
scholarships each year. 

Additional information may be secured from the Director of 
Financial Aid. 

The Knights Templar Educational Foundation is a loan fund which 
is owned and controlled by the Grand Encampment of Knights 
Templar of the United States of America, founded to render financial 
aid to deserving students who in the first two years of college have 
indicated by their records that they are worthy to complete the junior 
and senior years. 

Additional information may be secured from the Office of Financial 

United Student Aid Funds is a not-for-profit corporation which 
endorses low-cost loans made by participating hometown financial 
institutions to deserving students. 

United Student Aid Funds' programs bring together the student's 
public -spirited hometown financial institution (which makes the loan 
at less than the customary interest rate for installment loans) and the 
student's school or other sponsors (which provide part of the reserve 



In order for a student to receive financial aid from one semester to 
another it is necessary for the student to be in "good academic 
standing." For freshmen a 1.0 cumulative grade point average will be 
necessary to continue receiving assistance, while sophomores must 
have a 1.4, juniors 1.5 and seniors 1.6. The total number of hours 
attempted will be used in the classification of eligible applicants. All 
financial aid recipients will be expected to enroll and complete a 
minimum of twelve hours per semester. Failure to obtain twenty- 
four hours during an academic year may result in a reduction of aid 
for the academic year. 

To renew an Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship, a student 
must attain a substantially higher grade point average. Annual 
renewals are based upon the applicant's cumulative grade point 
average and participation in the extracurricular campus life. In 
addition, twenty-four semester hours must be completed in the 
scholastic year prior to renewal. 


The application procedure for the Basic Educational Opportunity 
Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, National 
Direct Student Loan, and College Work-Study Program is as follows: 

1. Apply and be admitted as a regular student. 

2. File a Financial Aid Form (FAF) no later than May 1st, 
indicating that Oglethorpe University should receive a copy. The 
Parents' Confidential Statement is no longer accepted. 

3. Upon receipt of eligibility report for the Basic Grant Program, 
send it to the Director of Financial Aid. 

4. Upon receipt of an official award letter, students must notify 
the Office of Financial Aid of their plans for enrollment and 
reserve accommodations by submitting their advance deposit. 

Students applying for the Georgia Incentive Scholarship will need 
to submit a separate application which may be obtained from a high 
school counselor or the Office of Financial Aid. Students applying 
for the Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship should request an 
application from the Office of Financial Aid. The application 
procedure for all other assistance programs may be determined by 
contacting the Office of Financial Aid. 


Oglethorpe offers special awards in recognition of outstanding 
achievement. Students need not apply for these awards as all merit 
scholarship recipients are considered. 


The Allen A. and Mamie B. Chappell Scholarship is awarded 
annually based upon academic achievement. This endowed award is 
made possible through the generosity of Mr. Allen A. Chappell, 
Trustee Emeritus. 

The Estelle Anderson Crouch Scholarship is an endowed scholar- 
ship awarded annually to an Oglethorpe student who has achieved 
high academic standards. This scholarship is awarded without regard 
to financial need. 

The Katherine Shepard Crouch Scholarship is an endowed 
scholarship given in memory of Mrs. Crouch by Mr. John W. Crouch 
and is awarded annually based upon academic achievement. 

The Cammie Lee Stow Kendrick Crouch Scholarship, the third 
scholarship endowed by Mr. Crouch, will be awarded annually based 
upon academic achievement, in honor of his wife. Mr. and Mrs. 
Crouch were classmates at Oglethorpe and graduates in the Class of 
1929. Mr. Crouch is a member of The Board of Trustees. 

The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship is an endowed scholar- 
ship awarded annually to a deserving student who has attained 
exceptional academic achievement. The William Randolph Hearst 
Foundation, New York, established the endowment to provide this 
scholarship in honor of Mr. Hearst, one of the benefactors of 
Oglethorpe University. 

The Anna Rebecca Harwell Hill and Frances Grace Harwell 
Scholarship is a scholarship endowed by the late Mrs. Hill, an 
Oglethorpe graduate with the Class of 1930, and is awarded annually 
to a student who has met the requirements of the Oglethorpe Merit 
Awards for Scholarship Program. 

The Ira Jarrell Merit Scholarship was established in May, 1975, to 
honor the late Dr. Jarrell, former Superintendent of Atlanta Schools 
and an Oglethorpe graduate. It is awarded annually in the fall to a 
new student who is a graduate of an Atlanta public high school and 
who is studying in the field of teacher education. Should there be no 
eligible applicant, the award may be made to an Atlanta high school 
graduate in any field, or the University may award the scholarship to 
any worthy high school graduate requiring assistance while working 
in the field of teacher education. 

The Elliece Johnson Memorial Scholarship, endowed by the late 
Mrs. Earl Crafts in memory of her sister, is awarded to a woman 
student who best exemplifies the highest ideals of a teacher. The 
award is made to a student majoring in education and the 
humanities, and is based on financial need, academic standing, and 
dedication of purpose. 

The Olivia Luck King Student Loan Fund was established 
in 1976 to provide a source for emergency loans to Oglethorpe 


students. The funds are available on a short term basis for a 
$3.00 service charge. Interested students should contact the 
Office of Financial Aid for an application and additional 

The Lowry Scholarship is an endowed scholarship awarded 
annually to a student who has maintained a 3.3 cumulative grade 
point average and is a full-time student. 

The James M. Parks Endowment Fund of the Metropolitan 
Foundation of Atlanta was established to provide a scholarship for a 
graduate or undergraduate student. It is awarded to a full-time day 
student who is in need of assistance to continue his education. 

The E. Rivers Fund was established by the late Mrs. Una S. Rivers 
to provide scholarship funds for deserving students who qualify for 
the Oglethorpe Merit Awards for Scholarship Program. 

The J. Mack Robinson Scholarship is an endowed scholarship 
awarded annually by Atlanta businessman, J. Mack Robinson, to a 
deserving student who meets the general qualifications of the 
Oglethorpe Merit Awards for Scholarship Program. Preference is 
given to students majoring in Business Administration 

The Steve and Jeanne Schmidt Scholarship is awarded annually to 
an outstanding student based upon high academic achievement and 
leadership in student affairs. This endowed award is made possible 
through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt, Class 
of 1940, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Schmidt is a 
graduate of the Class of 1942. 

The Shell Companies Foundation, Inc. has established a fund to be 
awarded each year to outstanding students. The award is not based 
upon financial need, but the merit of the applicant. Shell has 
designated this fund as the Shell Assists Program. 

Leadership Awards are available to students with superior aca- 
demic ability and special talents in important fields of extracurricular 
activity. The program will include such activities as debating and 
public speaking; publications, both journalistic and literary; elective 
office, including student government; choral performance; and social 
service. A fundamental aim of Oglethorpe University is to prepare 
students for leadership roles in society. One way of promoting this 
purpose is to give special recognition to students who demonstrate 
leadership capabilities as undergraduates. Scholarships in amounts up 
to full tuition are awarded to superior students with good character 
and leadership capability who can contribute significantly to one of 
the fields of extra-curricular activity. The individual amounts of 
these awards vary. It is the intent of this program to provide the 
difference between the amount of other assistance, if any, and the 
annual cost of tuition. 


The R. E. Dorough Scholarships are awarded to students of 
superior academic ability who possess special talents in athletics. 
Scholarships in amounts up to full tuition are awarded to students 
with good character and leadership capability who can contribute 
significantly in one of the fields of intercollegiate athletics. The 
individual amounts of these awards vary. It is the intent of this 
program to provide the difference between the amount of other 
assistance, if any, and the cost of tuition. 

The Thornwell Jacobs Scholarships are the highest awards 
available to students who have exceptional academic ability and 
athletic talent. The concept is somewhat like that of the Rhodes 
Scholarships. This program, providing stipends up to the total 
amount of room, board, and tuition, is designed to encourage 
excellence in intercollegiate athletics and preparation for leadership. 
It is the intent of the program to provide the difference between the 
amount of other assistance, if any, and the cost of room, board, and 

The James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarships are the most generous 
leadership awards offered by the University. These are reserved for 
students with exceptional academic ability and leadership talent. 
This program provides stipends up to the full amount of room, 
board, and tuition. The program will include such activities as 
debating and public speaking; publications, both journalistic and 
literary; elective office, including student government; choral per- 
formance; and social service. A basic purpose of Oglethorpe is to 
prepare students for leadership roles. One way of promoting this 
purpose is to give special recognition and encouragement to students 
who demonstrate leadership capabilities as undergraduates. The 
individual amounts of these awards vary. It is the intent of the 
program to provide the difference between the amount of other 
assistance, if any, and the cost of room, board, and tuition. 

Recipients of funds from these four programs will be expected to 
maintain specified levels of academic achievement and to continue to 
make significant contributions to their respective activities. Each 
award is for one year, but can be renewed on the basis of an annual 
evaluation of academic and other performance. 


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The tuition charged by Oglethorpe University represents only 
seventy percent of the actual expense of educating each student, the 
balance coming from endowment income, gifts, and other sources. 
Thus, every Oglethorpe undergraduate is the beneficiary of a hidden 
scholarship. At the same time, 68 percent of the students are 
awarded additional financial assistance in the form of scholarships, 
grants, and loans from private, governmental, or institutional sources. 
The tuition is $1,300 per semester. Room and board is $675 per 
semester. Students who desire single rooms are assessed an additional 
$150 per semester in all residence halls except Traer Hall. In Traer 
Hall, the single room charge is an additional $175 per semester. 

The tuition of $1,300 is applicable to all students taking 12-16 
semester hours. These are classified as full time students. Students 
taking less than 12 hours are referred to the section on Part-Time 
Fees on page 35. Students taking more than 16 hours during 
a semester are charged $55.00 for each additional hour. Tuition 
and fees for the fall term are due on August 7, 1978. Tuition 
and fees for the Spring term are due on January 2, 1979. Failure to 
make the necessary payments will result in the cancellation of the 
student's registration. Students receiving financial aid are required to 
pay the difference between the amount of their aid and the amount 
due by the above deadlines. Students and parents desiring to pay 
expenses in installments are advised to investigate their lending 
institutions or other sources such as Tuition Plan, Inc. New students 
who require on-campus housing for the fall term are required to 
submit an advance deposit of $200. New commuting students are 
required to submit an advance deposit of $100. Such deposits are not 
refundable. However, one half of the deposit is credited to the 
student's account for the fall term. The other half is credited to the 
account for the spring term. 

In addition to the tuition and room and board charges, students 
may be required to subscribe to the following: 

1. STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE: Health insurance is 
handled separately since it is deductible on personal income tax 
returns. The cost is approximately $37.00 per year. This health 
insurance is mandatory for all resident students. Payment for 
this policy is due upon registration in the fall. There is also an 
optional major medical policy for approximately $10.50 per 
year. Major medical coverage is required of students participat- 
ing in intercollegiate athletics and all international students. 


Students who begin in the spring term are charged a pro-rated 
fee of $19 for this insurance. The charge for the optional major 
medical coverage remains $10.50. 

The cost of both the student insurance and the major medical 
policy are subject to increase. The figures above are for the 
1977-78 scholastic year. The fees for 1978-79 will be an- 
nounced during the summer of 1978. No significant increase is 

2. DAMAGE DEPOSIT: A $100.00 damage deposit is required of 
all boarding students. The damage deposit is refundable at the 
end of the academic year after any charge for damages is 
deducted. Room keys and other college property must be 
returned and the required check-out procedure completed prior 
to issuance of damage deposit refunds. This deposit is payable 
at fall registration. Students who begin in the spring term are 
also assessed the $100 damage deposit. 

3. ACTIVITY FEE: A $60.00 annual student activity fee is 
charged to all full time students, payable $30.00 each semester. 
This fee partially funds the yearbook, concerts, plays and other 
events. It is subject to increase. 

4. GRADUATING SENIOR: Diploma fee of $15.00. 

The following lists the total cost for certain student classifications: 

Full time, on-campus student: 

Fall, 1978 

Spring, 1979 





Room and Board 



Activity Fee 



Damage Deposit 


Health Insurance 


Major Medical (optional) 


Advance Deposit 





Full time, commuting student: 

Fall, 1978 





Activity Fee 
Advance Deposit 


Spring, 1979 



These schedules do not include the extra cost of single rooms, 
books (approximately $200 per year), or travel and personal 
expenses. All fees are subject to change. 


Students enrolled part-time in day classes during the Fall or Spring 
semesters will be charged on a credit hour basis. This rate is $95.00 
per semester hour. This rate is applicable to those students taking 
eleven semester hours or less. Students taking twelve to sixteen hours 
are classified full time. Part-time students are not required to pay the 
student activity fee. 


Students who are enrolled as evening school students will be 
charged on a credit hour basis. This rate is $55.00 per semester hour. 
To qualify for this special tuition rate during the Fall and Spring 
semesters, a student must take all courses in the evening. All 
four-hour lab courses include an additional $15.00 laboratory fee. 


All students enrolled in Summer School will be assessed on a 
credit hour basis. The rate for day and evening summer school credit 
is $55.00 per semester hour. All four-hour lab courses include an 
additional $15.00 laboratory fee. 

Students desiring residence hall and food service accommodations 
are charged $200.00 per five week session for a double room; 
$235.00 per five week session for a single room. These fees are for 
both room and board. 


Students who find it necessary to drop courses or add courses 
must secure a drop/add form in the Registrar's Office. The form is 
the only means by which students may change their enrollment. A 
drop /add form must be completed in the Registrar's Office during 
drop/add week. After the seventh day of classes, the professor must 
approve the change in schedule. The professor may issue one of the 
following grades: withdraw passing (G), withdraw failing (H), or may 
refuse to approve a drop. In order to receive a refund, the student 
must officially drop the class by the end of the twentieth day. 


Students should note that any change of academic schedule must 
be cleared by the Registrar's Office. The date the change is received 
in the Registrar's Office will be the official date for the change. 

If a student misses six consecutive classes in any course, the 
instructor will notify the Registrar's Office and it will be assumed 
that the student has unofficially withdrawn from the course. This 
does not eliminate the responsibility stated above concerning the 
official withdrawal policy. The student may receive the grade of 
withdrawal passing (G), withdrawal failing (H), or failure due to 
excessive absences (E). This policy has direct implications for 
students receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration and 
other federal agencies as these agencies must be notified when a 
student misses six consecutive classes. This will result in an automatic 
decrease in payments to the student. Reinstatement in a course is at 
the discretion of the instructor. 

If a student is in need of withdrawing from school, an official 
withdrawal form must be obtained from the Registrar. The Dean of 
the College and the Director of Financial Aid must sign the 
withdrawal form. The date the completed withdrawal form is 
submitted to the Registrar will be the official date for withdrawal. 


The establishment of a refund policy is based on the University's 
commitment to a fair and equitable refund of tuition and other 
charges assessed. While the University advances this policy, it should 
not be interpreted as a policy of convenience for students to take 
lightly their responsibility and their commitment to the University. 
The University has demonstrated a commitment by admitting and 
providing the necessary programs for all students and feels the 
students must also demonstrate a commitment in their academic 

The student insurance payment is a non-refundable charge which 
is paid directly to the insurance company under contract with the 
University. Since the coverage begins on the payment date and the 
fee is not retained by the University, it will not be refunded after 
registration day. A $100 fee will be retained by Oglethorpe as a 
processing fee when a student withdraws; all other fees except the 
advance deposit (i.e., activity fee, tuition, room and board) are 
subject to the refund schedule. 

The date which will be used for calculation of a refund for 
withdrawal or drop/add will be the date on which the Registrar 
receives the official form signed by all required personnel. All 
students must follow the procedures for withdrawal and drop/add in 


order to receive a refund. Students are reminded that all changes in 
their academic program must be cleared through the Registrar; an 
arrangement with a professor will not be recognized as an official 
change of schedule. 

All tuition refund requests will be processed at the conclusion of 
the fourth week of classes. Payment will take a minimum of two 
weeks, but will be no longer than forty days. 

Refund Schedule 

By the end of the 7th class day . . .80% 
By the end of the 10th class day . .60% 
By the end of the 15th class day . .40% 
By the end of the 20th class day . .20% 
After the twentieth day of class, no refund 
will be granted. 

In order to equitably administer the refund policy there will be no 

Damage deposit refunds will be processed once each semester for 
students and will be mailed on an announced day from the Business 
Office. No refund will be processed until classes have ceased for the 
semester in progress. 


Student Life 


Oglethorpe University seeks to prepare its students for roles of 
leadership in society. Many colleges mention this as one of their 
goals. At most institutions, this is simply a part of the rhetoric of 
higher education. However, at Oglethorpe, specific educational 
experiences are planned to help the student acquire the arts of 

Education for leadership must be based on the essential academic 
competencies — reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning. Though 
widely neglected today at all levels of education, these are the 
prerequisites for effective leadership. They are the marks of an 
educated person. Oglethorpe will insist that its students achieve 
advanced proficiency in these skills. In addition, students will be 
offered specific preparation in the arts of leadership. Such arts 
include an appreciation of constructive values, the setting of goals, 
public speaking, human relations, and organizational skills. 

This philosophy presents an excellent opportunity for the able 
young person who is striving for a significant life, including 
leadership in the improvement of our community and our society. 


Oglethorpe University wishes to provide for each student the 
opportunity of adequate adjustment to college life. Because we take 
pride in our ability and our tradition to offer students warm personal 
relationships, we have organized our orientation program to provide 
these relationships, as well as much needed information about the 

Our program has been developed to serve the needs of students 
through small group experiences. Faculty, staff, and upperclass 
students comprise a team which leads the group process. Information 
is disseminated which acquaints the student with the academic 
program and the extra-curricular life of the campus community. 
Thorough understanding of the advisor system, the registration 
process, library use, class offerings, and study demands is sought. 
Alternatives for self expression outside the classroom are also 
presented to the new student. 

To supplement the student's experience, a Freshman Seminar is 
held weekly during the first semester. Topics discussed during these 
sessions will meet the needs of the developing student and will help 
the student assimilate the college experiences. The freshmen stu- 


dents, having completed the orientation program and the series of 
seminars, will be better prepared to understand and appreciate their 
educational development. 


Oglethorpe University takes the position that it is deeply 
concerned with the total development of the individual as a 
competent student and as a highly responsible citizen both on the 
campus and in the community. The University's high standards of 
personal conduct and responsibility are an expression of its confi- 
dence in each student's potential as a human being; however, the 
students must be as willing to accept adult consequences as they are 
insistent upon being granted adult freedom of decision and action. 

Unfortunately, neither knowledge and wisdom nor knowledge and 
integrity are synonymous; therefore, a firm grasp of academic studies 
will not in itself be an assurance that a student is profiting fully from 
the college experience. 

Individuals who do not desire to accept either this view of 
the University's responsibility, or live by its regulations, should 
not apply to the University for admission. Accepted students who 
demonstrate their unwillingness to meet standards will be terminated 
from the University. 


Undergraduate life at Oglethorpe is, in a large sense, one of a 
democratic community; student government is mainly self- 
government. The Oglethorpe University Student Association, con- 
sisting of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 
Parliamentarian of O.S.A. and the Presidents of the four classes, is 
the guiding and governing organization of student life at the 
University. Meetings are held regularly and notice posted. All 
students are urged to attend. Additional information may be 
obtained from O.S.A., Box 458, 3000 Woodrow Way, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30319. 


Valuable educational experiences may be gained through active 
participation in approved campus activities and organizations. All 
students are encouraged to participate in one or more organizations 
and to the extent that such involvement does not deter them from 
high academic achievement. Students are especially encouraged to 


join professional organizations associated with their interests and 
goals. The value of a student's participation is a major consideration 
in determining scholarships. 


Listed below is information concerning Oglethorpe University's 
activities and organizations: 
Alpha Chi— National Academic Honorary 
Alpha Phi Omega— National Service Fraternity 
Baptist Student Union 
Beta Omicron Sigma— Business Honorary 
Black Student Caucus 

Chemistry Affiliates of the American Chemical Society 
Collegiate Chorale— Music 

Freshman Honor Society— Local Scholastic Honorary 

LeConte Society— Science Honorary 
Oglethorpe Players— Dramatic Society 
Omicron Delta Kappa— National Leadership, Scholarship and Service 

Phi Alpha Theta— National History Honorary 
Photography Club 
Pre-Law Association 
Psi Nu Omicron— Psychology Society 
Psychology Club 

Sigma Zeta— National Science Honorary 
Sociology Club 

Stormy Petrel — Student Newspaper 
Student National Education Association — Preprofessional Education 

Thalian Society— Philosophical Society 
WJTL-Radio Station 

Xingu Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta — National English Honorary 
Yamacraw— Student Yearbook 


University social fraternities were re-instituted at Oglethorpe in 
1967; sororities followed in 1968. At present three fraternities and 
two sororities contribute to the Greek system at Oglethorpe. 

The three fraternities are Chi Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. and Kappa 
Alpha. The national sorority is Chi Omega. The local sorority is 
Gamma Delta Epsilon. 


These social organizations contribute substantially to the spiritual 
and social betterment of the individual and develop college into a 
richer, fuller experience. Membership in these organizations is 
voluntary and subject to regulations imposed by the groups, the 
University Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, or by the 
Student Government Association. 


At Oglethorpe University the students who participate in inter- 
collegiate competition are considered to be, first, students, and 
second, athletes. All students engaged in athletics must satisfy the 
same academic requirements as other students. There are no 
scholarships which are based solely on the athletic ability of the 
student. However, Oglethorpe sponsors a program of Merit Awards 
which are described in another section of this bulletin. Most students 
participating in intercollegiate athletics have won Merit Awards in 
amounts ranging from $500 to $3,950 per year. 


Oglethorpe University competes in the following intercollegiate 
competition: basketball, track, cross country, soccer, and tennis. 

In addition to the intercollegiate competition, a well rounded 
program of intramural sports is offered and has strong participation 
by the student body. Men participate in football, volleyball, basket- 
ball, and softball. Women participate in volleyball, tennis, bowling, 
and softball. 


There is increasing interest on the campus in practical experience 
which complements the traditional academic program. Oglethorpe 
offers field experience assignments to prepare the student who seeks 
employment immediately upon graduation. This experience is 
designed to bridge theory and practice by involving the student in a 
field related to his major program. 


The Counseling Service at Oglethorpe provides confidential pro- 
fessional assistance to students experiencing personal problems of a 
psychological, social, or circumstantial nature. Though academic 
advising is the responsibility of individually-assigned faculty advisors, 


students encountering unusual academic difficulties may wish to 
consult a counselor regarding possible contributing factors. Assist- 
ance in developing effective study skills is also available both in 
special workshops and, if needed, in individual conferences. Psycho- 
logical tests are sometimes utilized in conjunction with the counsel- 
ing process when circumstances indicate that these would be helpful. 
There is no fee to Oglethorpe students for any of the counseling 
services provided. 


Students needing guidance in selecting a career or assistance in 
obtaining appropriate job placement can receive help from the Office 
of Career Development. An extensive career development library is 
maintained containing information on a wide variety of career 
opportunities. Vocational interest inventories are also available and 
are frequently used as a part of a highly individualized process of 
career counseling. 

Oglethorpe University is a member of the College Placement 
Council and maintains contact with numerous local and national 
businesses, industries, and social service agencies for the purpose of 
arranging employment interviews for seniors. Information on full- 
time, part-time, and summer employment opportunities is updated 
constantly and made available to all students and alumni. In 
addition, a central placement file is maintained on all students and 
alumni who complete the necessary forms and provide references of 
appraisal. Upon written request this placement file will be sent to 
any prospective employer or graduate school indicated. 


The Oglethorpe campus is located eight miles north of downtown 
Atlanta. This proximity to the South 's greatest city offers 
Oglethorpe students many cultural advantages. The Atlanta Sym- 
phony Orchestra performs during the fall and winter months in the 
Memorial Arts Center. The Atlanta Ballet Company schedules 
performances from November through March. Both The Theatre of 
the Stars and the Alliance Theatre Company present productions of 
contemporary and classical plays. These are only illustrative of the 
wide range of cultural opportunities offered by Atlanta. Student 
discounts are available for many performances. 



The residence halls are available to all full time students. There are 
five men's residence halls and two women's halls. Both complexes 
have a Resident Director and a staff of student Resident Assistants. 

All students living in the residence halls are required to participate 
in the University meal plan. Meals are served in the University 
Center. Nineteen meals are served each week. No breakfast is served 
on Saturday or Sunday. Instead a brunch is served from mid-morning 
until early afternoon. The evening meal is also served on these days. 
Meal tickets are issued at registration. 


All resident students are required to subscribe to the Student 
Health and Insurance Plan provided by the University. 

The University maintains a small health center staffed by a 
registered nurse. The infirmary operates on a regular schedule, and 
provides basic first aid service and limited medical assistance for 
students covered by the student insurance plan. 

A physician visits the health center twice a week to make general 
diagnosis and treatment. In the event additional or major medical 
care is required, the student patient will be referred to medical 
specialists and hospitals in the area with which the health service 
maintains a working relationship. 

When it is determined that a student's physical or emotional 
health is detrimental to the academic studies, group-living situation, 
or other relationships at the University or in the community, the 
student will be requested to withdraw. Re-admission to the Univer- 
sity will be contingent upon acceptable verification that the student 
is ready to return. The final decision will rest with the University. 


The O Book is the student handbook of Oglethorpe University. It 
contains thorough information on the history, customs, traditional 
events, and services of the University, as well as all University 
regulations. This publication provides all the necessary information 
about the University which will aid each student in adjusting to 
college life. It is mailed to all new students in late summer. 


Each year a number of awards and prizes are given to the students. 
Among them are the following: 


The Faculty Scholarship Award: This is made annually to the male 
student with the highest scholastic average in his junior and senior 

The Sally Hull Weltner Award for Scholarship: This is presented each 
year by the Oglethorpe University Woman's Club to the woman 
student with the highest scholastic record in her junior and senior 

The James Edward Oglethorpe Awards for Merit: Commonly called 
the "Oglethorpe Cups," these are presented annually to the man 
and woman in the graduating class who have been the leaders in 
both scholarship and service at Oglethorpe University. 

The David Hesse Memorial Award: This award is made annually to 
the outstanding student participating in a varsity sport. 

The Parker Law Prize: This is an annual award made to that 
member of the class in Business Law who has shown the 
greatest progress. 

The LeConte Society Award: This award is made by the 
LeConte Society to the outstanding graduating senior in the field 
of science on the basis of the student's scholastic achievement and 
contribution to the University and to the Science Division. 

The Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Award: This award is made by 
Omicron Delta Kappa to that student in the freshman class who 
most fully exemplifies the ideals of this organization. 

The Brinker Award: This award is presented by Reverend Albert J. 
Brinker in memory of his son and daughter, Albert Jan Brinker, Jr. 
and Sally Stone Brinker, to the student having the highest 
achievement in the courses in philosophy and religion. 

The Yamacraw Awards: These are designed to recognize those 
students who are outstanding members of the Oglethorpe com- 
munity; eight of these awards are given on the basis of spirit, 
participation, academic achievement, and fulfillment of the ideals 
of an Oglethorpe education. 

Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities: This honor is 
given in recognition of the merit and accomplishments of students 
who are formally recommended by the Student Government and 
the Faculty Council, and who meet the requirements of the 
publication Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and 

The MacConnell Award: This award is presented by the sophomore 
class to the senior who, in the judgment of the class, has 
participated in many phases of campus life without having 
received full recognition. 

The Chemical Rubber Publishing Awards: These are given each year 
to those students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in 
the various freshman science courses. 


The Players 's Awards: These awards are presented to those members 

of the student body who show excellence in the field of drama. 
The Brown Award: This award is presented to the individual who is 

not a member of the Players but who has done the most for the 

Players during the year. 
Kappa Alpha Golden Apple Award: This is the award presented 

annually by Kappa Alpha to the faculty member whom the 

students elect as most outstanding. 
The Alpha Chi Award: This is an annual award made to that member 

of the student body who best exemplifies the ideals of Alpha Chi 

in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. 
The Sidney Lanier Poetry Award: This award is given yearly to the 

student, or students, submitting mature and excellent poetry. 


Academic Regulations 


The University recognizes attendance at classes as the respon- 
sibility of the student. Students are held accountable for all work 
missed. The exact nature of absence regulations is determined by the 
instructors for their own courses. Such regulations are published and 
distributed by each professor at the beginning of each term. 


A letter grading system is used. The range of "A-D" represents 
passing work; any grade below "D" is regarded as a failure. Students 
withdrawing from a course before the end of the semester are given a 
"G" or "H", depending upon the circumstances of the withdrawal. 
Students who do not meet all the requirements of a course are given 
an "I" (incomplete) at the end of the following semester. If the 
requirements are met by mid-semester of the next enrolled term, the 
"I" is replaced by a regular grade. If they are not met within this 
time, the grade automatically becomes an "F." Grade structure and 
quality points are as follows: 

















Failure: Excessive absences 






Withdrawn Failing 






Passing (used in special cases) 


Audit (no credit) 


Though the grade of D is regarded as passing, the University 
believes that students, in order to graduate, must exhibit more ability 
than that required by the lowest passing mark. Therefore, a student, 
in order to graduate from Oglethorpe, must compile an over-all 
minimum average of 2.2. No student will be allowed to graduate 
unless this minimum is met. 

For the student's own welfare, a graduated system of mini- 
mum averages has been established. Freshmen are required to 


maintain a cumulative average of at least 1.8 in their course work; 
sophomores of at least 2.0, and juniors and seniors of at least 2.2. 


A minimum of 120 semester hours is required, of which the last 
sixty must be earned at Oglethorpe except in exceptional cases (see 
page 20). 

All core courses (or the equivalent for transfer students) plus a 
major must be completed. Requirements for majors in the various 
disciplines are listed under each section dealing with the major 

A minimum grade point average of 2.2 is necessary. 

An application for a diploma must be filed with the Registrar at 
least one semester prior to graduation. 

The specific requirements for each degree must be completed. 

All obligations to the institution must be discharged before a 
degree is granted including a diploma fee. 

The student must be approved formally for graduation by the 


The requirements for specific majors vary among the disciplines. 
Detailed requirements are listed in the sections dealing with majors. 
The student is advised to consult frequently with an advisor to 
satisfy both general and major requirements. 


Oglethorpe offers four degrees to those meeting the necessary 
requirements: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of 
Business Administration, and Master of Arts in Elementary Educa- 
tion. Under the Bachelor of Arts, majors programs are offered in the 
following areas: Business Administration, Economics, Elementary 
Education, Secondary Education (with concentrations available in 
English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), English, General 
Studies, History, Metro Life Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, 
Psychology, Sociology. Under the Bachelor of Science, majors 
programs are offered in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, 
Mathematics, Physics, and Medical Technology. Under the Bachelor 
of Business Administration, majors programs are offered in the 
following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, and 


Under certain conditions, it is also possible for a student to receive 
a degree from Oglethorpe under "Professional option." Through this 
arrangement and in accord with regulations of the University, the 
student may transfer to a recognized professional institution— such as 
law school, dental school, or medical school— at the end of the junior 
year and then, after one year in the professional school, receive a 
degree from Oglethorpe. Students interested in this possibility should 
consult with their advisors to make certain that all conditions are 


Freshmen who fail to maintain a cumulative average of at least 
1.8, sophomores of at least 2.0, and juniors and seniors of at least 
2.2, are placed on probation for the following term. Academic 
probation is a strong warning to students that they must make 
substantial progress toward reestablishing their good standing during 
the following semester or be dismissed from the University. 

Evaluation of academic progress will normally be done at the end 
of each academic year but freshmen will be evaluated at mid year. 
Freshmen who receive the grade of F in all subjects will be dismissed. 
Students who do not meet the following minimum cumulative 
average scale will be dismissed for academic reasons: freshmen 1.0; 
sophomores 1.4; juniors 1.5; seniors 1.6. 

Students who do not meet these minimum requirements at the 
end of the academic year will be notified in writing of deficiencies. 
An opportunity will be given to attend summer school classes. If 
deficiences are not corrected, the student will be dismissed. All 
dismissals are subject to review by the Faculty Council. A student 
who has been dismissed may be reinstated only upon petition to the 
Faculty Council. A petition may be filed with the registrar after an 
absence of one semester. 


For administrative and other official and extra-official purposes, 
students are classified according to the number of semester hours 
successfully completed. Classification is as follows: to 30 hours- 
freshman; 31 to 60 hours— sophomore; 61 to 90 hours— junior; 91 
hours and above— senior. 


A normal academic program at Oglethorpe consists of no less than 
four courses each semester, but generally five courses are taken, 

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giving the student a total of twelve to sixteen semester hours each 
term. Regular students in the day classes are expected to carry a 
normal load and to pay for a full schedule of courses. Students other 
than transient and night students taking a reduced load will pay the 
rate published by the University. 


Students who earn a minimum average of 3.3 or better in any 
given semester for an academic load of at least five courses are given 
the distinction of being placed on the Dean's List. 


Degrees with honors are awarded as follow: for a cumulative 
average of 3.5, the degree cum laude; for a cumulative average 3.7, 
the degree magna cum laude; for a cumulative average of 3.9, the 
degree summa cum laude. 


To comply with the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974, 
commonly called the Buckley Amendment, Oglethorpe University 
informs the students of their rights under this act in the student 
handbook, The "O" Book. Three basic rights are covered by this act: 
(1) the student's right to have access to personal records, (2) the 
right of a hearing to challenge the content of a record and, (3) the 
right to give consent for the release of identifying data. Additional 
information may be obtained from The "O" Book and from the 
Office of the Dean. 







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General Information 


Oglethorpe University operates under the semester system during 
the academic year. Two summer sessions of five weeks each, plus a 
ten week session in the evening make up the summer schedule. 


As a service to the community, the University offers an evening 
program covering three terms per year: one during each semester and 
one during the summer. Classes meet two nights each week (Monday 
and Wednesday; Tuesday and Thursday) with three class periods each 
night. To qualify for the special tuition rate given to evening 
students, a student must take all courses in the evening. A student 
taking any course during the day will not be classified as an evening 


The Department of Continuing Education acts as a community 
service in providing adult non-credit courses for interested people in 
the community. It is Oglethorpe's desire to insure that its academic 
and physical facilities are made available to all mature adults who 
show a genuine interest in academics. From time to time, business 
and professional workshops and conferences are sponsored by this 
department. New courses to develop skills in leadership and 
communication will be offered. Additional information is available 
from the Dean of Continuing Education. The telephone numbers are 
261-1441 and 233-6662. 


The Curriculum 


Oglethorpe's curriculum is arranged in six general divisions: 
Humanities; Social Studies; Science; Education and Behavioral 
Sciences; Business and Economics; and Graduate Studies. Academic 
areas included within each are the following: 

Division I: The Humanities 

English Music 

Literature Philosophy 

Foreign Languages Religion 

Division II: Social Studies 

History Metro Life Studies 

Political Studies 

Division HI: Science 

Biology Medical Technology 

Chemistry Physics 


Division IV: Education and Behavioral Sciences 

Elementary Education Sociology 

Secondary Education Social Work 


Division V: Business and Economics 

Accounting Economics 

Business Administration 

Division VI: Graduate 

M.A. Elementary Education 

Under the semester system, the curriculum offers courses of three 
and four hours credit. A full-time student carries a normal academic 
load of five courses during each term. 

A minimum of one hundred and twenty hours (or their equivalent 
for transfer students) is necessary for graduation. Some programs 
may require additional credit. A core program according to the 
following schedule is required of all four-year students. 



At Oglethorpe University, each student is required to complete a 
cohesive group of courses. It is the opinion of the faculty that these 
courses are essential to a well rounded undergraduate course of 
study. Some institutions have distribution requirements. That is, 
students are required to take a certain number of credit hours in each 
department. However, it is our belief that this "cafeteria notion" of 
course selection is less successful in providing essential knowledge 
and skills than is the planned and cohesive core which is required at 

In addition, it continues to be University policy to provide 
instruction of the highest quality in the core courses. No graduate 
assistants are used. The courses are taught by well-trained faculty 
members. It is not unusual to find a large percentage of these courses 
taught by senior faculty members. 

The following is the core program: 

Western Civilization One of the following: 3 hours 

I and II 6 hours Music Appreciation 

United States Government . . .3 hours Art Appreciation 

One of the following: 3 hours Two of the following: 6 hours 

Modern World American Literature I 

International Relations American Literature II 

Constitutional Law English Literature I 

American History English Literature II 

Principles of Economics I ... .3 hours English Literature III 

Introduction to Sociology . . .3 hours English Literature IV 

Introduction to Psychology . .3 hours Western World Literature I 

One of the following: 3 hours Western World Literature II 

Introduction to Philosophy Mathematics 3 hours 

Ethics and Social Issues **Biological Science 3 hours 

*English Composition .... 0-9 hours ***Physical Science 3 hours 

♦Exemption may be granted based upon the student's scores on the composition 
placement test. This test is usually administered the day before registration. 
**One of the following may be substituted for this requirement — Biology I, Biology II, 
Botany I, Botany II. 
***One of the following may be substituted for this requirement — Chemistry I, Chemistry 
II, Physics I, Physics II, Principles of Science I, Principles of Science II. 


In the following section, the courses are listed numerically by area 
within their respective Divisions. Each course is designated by a four 
digit number. The first digit indicates the course level. (For example: 
freshman is 1; sophomore, 2, etc.) The second and third digits 
designate the discipline. Each level of offerings assumes the earlier 
completion of necessary prerequisites. The number of hours refers to 
the semester hours credit per term allowed for the course. The 


designation "3 + 3" or "4 + 4" indicates that the course carries 6 or 
8 semester hours of credit, respectively, for two semesters of work. 


Upon entering Oglethorpe University all students are assigned a 
faculty mentor who assists them in the preparation of their academic 
program. Responsibility, however, for taking the requisite core and 
major courses rests exclusively with the student. A student may 
declare a major at any time during the freshman or sophomore year 
by filing the appropriate form with the Registrar's Office. Changes of 
major must also be submitted to the Registrar for approval. Each 
student must declare a major before completing 60 semester hours. 

In addition to the required core program, most of the 
majors include three levels of courses; those prescribed for the major, 
directed electives recommended as immediately related to the major, 
and free electives allowed to enable each student to widen his 
intellectual interests. Variations of each program are possible, 
according to the particular needs of the student and the regulations 
of each department. Majors programs are offered in the following: 

Accounting History 

Biology Mathematics 

Business Administration Medical Technology 

Chemistry Metro Life Studies 

Economics Philosophy 

Education-Elementary Physics 

Education-Secondary Political Studies 

English Psychology 

General Studies Sociology 


Students seeking a broadly based educational experience involving 
the types of programs generally found at a liberal arts college as well 
as the specialized training offered by a professional college may 
consider a dual degree opportunity. Oglethorpe University and The 
Atlanta College of Art offer a joint program for students interested 
in a career in the visual arts. In this program, the student enrolls at 
Oglethorpe for two years, completes sixty semester hours of work, 
including the core requirements, and then enrolls at The Atlanta 
College of Art for approximately three years. 

The student is required to complete 3 credit hours in Art 
Appreciation and at least 6 credit hours in Art Studio electives at 


Oglethorpe. In addition, the student completes 6 credit hours in 
second semester Foundation Design at The Atlanta College of Art, 
preferably during the fourth semester at Oglethorpe. (This require- 
ment or an equal substitute must be met before the student is 
enrolled for Introductory Studio classes at ACA.) 

Upon successful completion of all of the core requirements plus 
the aforementioned art electives, the student enrolls at The Atlanta 
College of Art and completes 78 credit hours in Introductory and 
Advanced Studio and 12 credit hours in Art History. 

Upon completion of the joint program, the student receives the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts from Oglethorpe and the degree of 
Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Atlanta College of Art. Students 
participating in the dual-degree program must meet the entrance 
requirements of both institutions. 


Oglethorpe University is associated with the Georgia Institute of 
Technology and Auburn University in combined programs of liberal 
arts and engineering. The programs require the student to complete 
three years at Oglethorpe University and the final two years at one of 
the engineering schools. The three years at Oglethorpe include 
general education courses and prescribed courses in mathematics and 
the physical sciences. The two years of technical education require 
the completion of courses in one of the branches of engineering. 

The recommendation of the engineering advisory committee at the 
end of the three years of liberal studies is sufficient to guarantee the 
student's admission to the engineering programs. In this combined 
plan, the two degrees which are awarded upon the successful 
completion of the program are the degree of Bachelor of Arts by 
Oglethorpe University and the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
Engineering by the engineering school. Because the pre-engineering 
programs are tightly structured and the requirements of the 
engineering schools are slightly different, the student is well advised 
to consult early and frequently with the members of the engineering 
advisory committee. 


The General Studies Major is available to students who prefer not 
to select a specific major. The degree awarded is Bachelor of Arts in 
General Studies. 

The General Studies Major consists of the following: completion 
of the basic core requirements; completion of a sufficient number of 


course hours to complete the 120 semester hours prescribed for an 
Oglethorpe degree; completion of a coherent sequence of courses in- 
cluding at least 18 semester hours in one discipline and 12 semester 
hours in another discipline (in the first category no more than two 
courses could be core requirements, and in the second category only 
one could be a core requirement); completion of at least 36 semester 
hours in courses designated for juniors and seniors. 

Concentrations in General Studies also include Pre-Law, Pre- 
Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing and Post-Nursing. 

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Studies 

Students interested in attending medical or dental schools should 
consult the catalogs of these schools to be able to plan an 
undergraduate program to fulfill their requirements. A summary of 
the requirements of all medical schools is available in the annual 
bulletin of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 

Specific premedical course requirements vary among the schools. 
However, all recognize the importance of a broad educational 
background. A coordinated program which includes extensive study 
in the natural sciences, development of communication skills, and 
study of the social sciences and humanities is most desirable. 

Students should consult regularly with both the medical school 
catalogs and the premedical advisor on the Oglethorpe campus. It 
must be recognized that medical schools set certain minimum science 
and mathematics requirements for applicants. These minimum 
requirements can be met by completion of the following courses: 
General Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, Calculus I, Elementary 
Quantitative Analysis, Organic Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, 
and four additional directed electives in Biology. 

Professional option is available to highly qualified students. This 
option allows pre-medical students to enter their respective profes- 
sional programs at the end of the junior year. Credit is awarded at 
Oglethorpe for the academic credit earned during the first year of 
medical school. 


A program of study for students interested in nursing is available 
at Oglethorpe. This program consists of 60 semester hours (two 
years) of study in the liberal arts and sciences which are to be taken 
at Oglethorpe. After completion of this program, the student may 
complete the requirements for the R.N. degree at any accredited 
program of nursing. Sixty hours of credit is awarded for the R.N. 


degree and the student is then eligible for graduation with the 
Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies. In addition to completing 
the requirements for the R.N. degree, the student is required to 
successfully complete the following courses: Freshman English I and 
II, College Mathematics, Biology I and II, literature sequence (see 
core program), Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Socio- 
logy, Principles of Economics I, General Chemistry I and II, 
Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, and two electives. Pre-nursing 
students are exempt from general core requirements not listed above. 

Post- Nursing 

This concentration is designed for students who have been 
awarded the R.N. degree from an accredited program in nursing. The 
varied nature of the applicant's academic background necessitates a 
flexible program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 
Post-Nursing. Requirements for this concentration include the 
successful completion of eight core courses (24 semester hours) not 
previously taken. These courses are listed in the section of this 
catalog dealing with the University's general core program. In 
addition, students take twelve directed electives (36 semester hours) 
depending upon their special needs and interests. These courses are 
determined in consultation with the Post-Nursing advisor or the Dean 
of the College. Successful completion of the R.N. degree and the 60 
semester hours described above lead to the Bachelor of Arts in 
General Studies. 


Division I Humanities 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student 
should consult with the appropriate faculty member in the depart- 
ment or division at the time of his first registration. It is important 
that each student have his program fully planned from the outset so 
that he may be aware of departmental and divisional requirements 
and allowable substitutions and alternatives. 


Students who major in English are required to take Western World 
Literature I; English Literature I, II, III and IV; American Literature 
I and II; Modern Literature; and four electives from among upper 
(3000 and 4000) level courses, excluding Creative Writing. 

CI 20. 3 hours 

Basic English 

This course is for students who 
need special help in English. It empha- 
sizes the fundamentals of grammar and 
composition. Students assigned to this 
course will take it as a prerequisite to 

C121. 3 hours 

English Composition I 

A course designed to improve writ- 
ing skills through practice. Students 
will write several short papers, study a 
variety of essay strategies, and review 

CI 22. 3 hours 

English Composition II 

Short papers and the research 
paper, introduction to literary criti- 
cism and other kinds of specialized 

1121, 1122. 3 + 3 hours 

Public Speaking I, II 

Seeks to develop skills in the tech- 
niques of effective public speaking. 
The format is designed to produce a 
poised, fluent, and articulate student 
by actual experience, which will 
include the preparation and delivery of 
formal and informal talks on approved 

2120. 3 hours 
Communication Skills Development 

This course is designed specifically 
for adults who wish to improve their 
communication skills. A general intro- 
duction to communication theory will 
be followed by in-class laboratory ex- 
periences designed to enhance clearer, 
more exact, and more effective com- 
munication, including written, verbal, 
and non-verbal communication skills. 
Prerequisite: C121 English Composi- 
tion I and C122 English Composition 
II or permission of the instructor. 
Evening students only. 

2121, 2122. 3 + 3 hours 
Western World Literature I, II 

A study of the writings that form a 
background to Western culture: Greek 
mythology and drama, Roman and 
Medieval writings, the Renaissance, 
and works of major writers from the 
continent, such as Dante, Goethe, 
Tolstoy, Mann, and Kafka. 

2123. 3 hours 

English Literature I 

(Beowulf to Shakespeare) 

Reading and discussion of English 
literature from its beginning to 1616. 
Among the writers and works that 
may be studied are Beowulf, Sir 
Gawain and the Green Knight, 


Chaucer, Malory, Sidney, Spenser, 
Marlowe, and Shakespeare. 

2124. 3 hours 
English Literature II 

(Donne to Johnson) 

A survey of the poetry, drama, and 
prose in English written by major 
authors between 1600 and 1780, such 
as Johnson, Webster, Donne, Brown, 
Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Pope and 

2125. 3 hours 
English Literature III 

(Fielding to Keats) 

Reading and discussion of the 
poetry and prose written by major 
authors between 1740 and 1830. 
Authors studied might include Blake, 
Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, Fielding, 
Richardson, Austen, Emily and 
Charlotte Bronte. 

2126. 3 hours 
English Literature IV 

(Browning to Hardy) 

A survey of Victorian and early 
20th century British literatures. The 
poetry of Tennyson, Browning, 
Arnold, Hopkins, and Yeats will be 
considered, along with fiction by 
Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray, and Hardy, 
and the nonfictional prose of Ruskin 
and others. 

2127. 3 hours 
American Literature I 

A survey of fiction, poetry, essays, 
and journals written by Americans 
between 1607 and 1865. It explores 
how being American has affected these 
writers both as artists and as individ- 
uals, and relates that factor to other 
important aspects of the social, cul- 
tural, and intellectual history of the 
United States and Europe during this 

2128. 3 hours 
American Literature II 

A continuation of 2127, from the 
Civil War to about 1930, emphasizing 
major writers such as Whitman, 
Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, 
Dreiser, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, 
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. 

2129. 3 hours 

Modern Literature 

A study of British and some 
American literature written since 
1900. The course will usually include 
both poetry and the novel and will 
survey major 20th century authors. 

3121. 3 hours 
Contemporary Literature (since 1945) 

A study of literature written since 
1945. The course may emphasize 
poetry, drama, or the novel, and may 
include work in translation. (Offered 
every other year.) 

3122. 3 hours 
History of English Language 

This course surveys the history and 
developments in usage of the English 
language and examines various methods 
of professional study of the language. 
Consideration is given to the major 
philosophical positions held by con- 
temporary linguists with an examina- 
tion of "new" linguistics, such as 
generative and transformational gram- 
mar. (Offered as a reading course.) 

3123. 3 hours 

An intensive study of the drama 
and non-dramatic poetry of William 

3124. 3 hours 
Creative Writing 

Introduction to the theory and 
practice of writing poetry and prose 
fiction. The student will be asked to 
submit written work each week. Pre- 
requisites: English Composition I and 
II, Sophomore standing, and consent 
of instructor. 

3125,3126. 3 + 3hours 

Studies in Drama 

These courses trace the evolution of 
dramatic form from its inception in 
Ancient Greece to the work of con- 
temporary dramatists, such as Pinter 
and Stoppard (Shakespeare will be 
studied separately in English 3123). 
Emphasis will vary from a broad his- 
torical survey to an intensive ex- 
amination of a particular period, such 
as Greek Tragedy, Restoration 


Comedy, or Modern Drama. Pre- 
requisite: One sophomore level English 
course. (3125 and 3126 usually 
offered in alternate years) 

3127, 3128. 3 + 3 hours 

Studies in Poetry 

Courses that attempt to increase 
the student's understanding of 
poetry through a study of its 
method, content, form, and effect. 
This study will be made through 
analysis of appropriate selections of 
poetry which may trace the his- 
torical development of poetry or 
concentrate on specific authors, 
genres, or literary periods. Prerequi- 
site: One sophomore level English 
course. (3127 and 3128 usually- 
offered in alternate years) 

3129, 3130. 3 + 3 hours 

Studies in Fiction 

Courses considering prose fiction 
from the earliest narratives of Apuleius 
and Petronious to 1945. Ancient 
Roman, Medieval, English, American, 
and continental narrative prose will be 
examined either in an inclusive survey- 
or in an intensive concentration on a 
particular period or type, such as 

Bildungsroman, the Russian novel, or 
the Victorian novel. Prerequisite: One 
sophomore level English course. (3129 
and 3130 usually offered in alternate 

4121,4122. 3 + 3 hours 

Special Topics in Literature and 

Courses relating literature with as- 
pects of social and intellectual history 
or a particular issue or theme. Possible 
offerings may include Women in Liter- 
ature, American Civilization, Black (or 
other ethnic) literature, Popular Cul- 
ture, the literature of a single decade, 
Children's Literature, and Myth and 
Folklore in Literature. Prerequisite: 
One sophomore level English course. 
(4121 and 4122 usually offered in 
alternate years) 

4123, 4124. 3 + 3 hours 

Major British and American Authors 
An intensive study of between one 
and five English and/or American writ- 
ers. Prerequisites: Appropriate surveys 
from among English 2121, 2123, 
2124, 2125, 2126, 2127, 2128, 2129. 
(4123 and 4124 offered in alternate 


C181. 3 hours 

Art Appreciation 

A study of art forms with special 
emphasis on their relationship to con- 
temporary life and thought. 

1123. 3 hours 

Introduction to Painting I 

The student will become acquainted 
with fundamentals of drawing, pic- 
torial composition and painting 
methods. In each instance, problems 
of a specific nature will be given so 
that the student's work can be eval- 
uated objectively. Works of contem- 
porary artists will be discussed. 

1124. 3 hours 

Introduction to Painting II 

The student will experiment with a 
range of painting media, both tradi- 
tional and contemporary. Advanced 
problems in structure will be assigned. 
Relationship to form, content, and 
technique will be developed. 

1125,1126 3 hours 

Drawing I, II 

A systematic exploration of the 
visual potential of media with special 
emphasis on draftsmanship and design. 



C131. 3 hours 

Music Appreciation: 

An Introduction to Music 

An introduction to the materials, 

form, periods, and styles of music 
from the listener's point of view with 
emphasis on the relationship of music 
to all other art forms. 


1132, 1133. 3 + 3 hours 

Music in Western 
Civilization I, II 

A survey of Western music with 
analysis of representative works from 
all major periods. First semester, be- 
ginnings of music through the Classical 
Period; second semester, Beethoven, 
Romantic Period and Twentieth Cen- 
tury. Prerequisite: C131, or permission 
of instructor. 

2133. 3 hours 
History of the Symphony 

A survey of the development of the 
symphony from Haydn to the present 
with analysis of the important works 
of each composer. Prerequisite: C131, 
or permission of instructor. 

2134. 3 hours 
History and Literature of 
American Music 

A survey of the major trends and 

developments of American Music be- 
ginning with New England Psalm sing- 
ing through the present. Prerequisite: 
C131, or permission of instructor. 

2135. 3 hours 
History and Literature of 
Contemporary Music 

A survey of the major trends and 
developments of music in this century 
beginning with Impressionism, and 
with emphasis on the relationship of 
music to all other art forms. Prerequi- 
site: C131, or permission of instructor. 

2136. 3 hours 
Elementary Theory 

An introduction to the elements 
of music theory and study of the 
materials and structure of music 
from the 14th to the 20th 
centuries. Prerequisite: C131, or 
permission of instructor. 


1134. 1 hour 

Collegiate Chorale 

Study and performance of sacred 
and secular choral music from all 
periods. Prerequisite: permission of 

1135. 1 hour 

Oratorio Society 

Study and performance of the larger 
sacred and secular choral works from 
all periods. Prerequisite: permission of 


1136. 1 hour 

Voice and Piano niques and literature on an individual 

The study and practice of tech- basis. 



1128, 1129 3 + 3 hours 

English as a Second 
Language I, II 

Develops skill in written composi- 
tion and reading in English toward the 
acquisition of adequate speed to allow 
students to progress satisfactorily in 
their chosen discipline. Open only to 
international students. 

French designed to present a sound 
foundation in understanding, speaking, 
reading and writing contemporary 
French. The student spends three 
hours in the classroom and a minimum 
of one hour in the laboratory. Pre- 
requisite: none for 1173; 1173 re- 
quired for 1174. 

1171,1172, 3 + 3hours 

Elementary Spanish I, II 

An elementary course in under- 
standing, reading, writing and speaking 
contemporary Spanish, with emphasis 
on Latin American pronunciation and 
usage. Prerequisite: none for 1171; 
1171 for 1172. 

1173, 1174. 3 + 3 hours 

Elementary French I, II 

A course in beginning college 

1175, 1176. 3 + 3 hours 

Elementary German I, II 

A course in beginning college 
German designed to develop the 
ability to understand, speak, read, 
and write contemporary German. 
The student spends three hours in 
the classroom and a minimum of 
one hour in the laboratory each 
week. Prerequisite: none for 1175; 
1175 for 1176. 



The philosophy major consists of at least ten courses including the 
following: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics and Social Issues, 
History of Philosophy I and II, Formal Logic, Philosophy of 
Religion, Metaphysics, Existentialism, Epistemology, and one addi- 
tional directed elective in philosophy. 

C161. 3 hours 

Introduction to Philosophy 

A course designed to acquaint the 
student with the nature of philosoph- 
ical thinking, through a study of cer- 
tain philosophical questions such as 
the nature of mind and its relation to 
the body, human freedom and moral 
responsibility, and the origin and 
scope of human knowledge. The views 
of various philosophers on these sub- 
jects will be studied. 

C162. 3 hours 

Ethics and Social Issues 

A comparative study of the value 
systems of the past — those of Plato, 
Aristotle, Kant, Mill, James among 
others — may enable the student to 
arrive at a science of obligation or 
responsibility. The implications of 
given systems for the problems of 
vocation, marriage, economics, poli- 
tics, war, and race may also be 

1163. 3 hours 

Hebrew Prophets and 
Greek Philosophers 

The development of Western cul- 
ture was heavily influenced by Hebrew 
and Greek thought. This course traces 
the beginning of the historical develop- 
ment of such religious and philosoph- 
ical concepts as social identity, politi- 
cal responsibility, individualism and 
our place in the world. 

2161, 2162. 3 + 3 hours 

History of Philosophy I, II 

A study of the major philosophical 
systems of the Western World, from 
the pre-Socratics to Russell and White- 
head. Prerequisite: C161. 

2163. 3 hours 

Formal Logic 

Provides the student with the basic 
methods of differentiating between 
valid and invalid argument forms. Both 
the traditional techniques and the 
newer symbolic methods are 

3162. 3 hours 
Philosophy of Religion 

An inquiry into the general subject 
of religion from the philosophical 
point of view. The course will seek to 
analyze concepts such as God, holy 
salvation, worship, creation, sacrifice, 
eternal life, etc., and to determine the 
nature of religious utterances in com- 
parison with those of everyday life, 
scientific discovery, morality, and the 
imaginative expression of the arts. 
Prerequisite: C161. 

3163. 3 hours 
Metaphysics (Theory of Reality) 

An intensive study of selected 
issues which are basic to our thought 
about ourselves and the world. In- 
cluded will be such topics as personal 
identity, fate, the nature of space and 
time, and God as the cause of the 
universe. Prerequisite: C161. 

3164. 3 hours 

An interpretive and critical analysis 
of the philosophy of "Existenz.'" The 
reading of writings by Kierkegaard, 
Neitzsche, Heidegger and others is 
accompanied by interpretive discus- 
sion and the consideration of related 
philosophical questions. Prerequisite: 




(Theory of Knowledge) 

A study of various issues concerned 
with the nature and validity of human 
knowledge. The topics studied will 
include the distinction between knowl- 
edge and belief, arguments for and 
against scepticism, perception and our 
knowledge of the physical world, and 

3 hours the nature of truth. Prerequisite: C161. 

4162. 3 hours 

Special Topics in Philosophy 

Original investigations and detailed 
literature studies of selected problems 
in such advanced topics as philosophy 
of science, philosophy of history, 
Asian philosophy, etc. Prerequisite: 
permission of department chairman. 


2171. 3 hours 
Old Testament Literature 

and History 

Patterns of religious thought and 
organization, social customs, political 
and cultural influences as reflected in 
the literature of ancient Israel. 

2172. 3 hours 
New Testament Literature 

and History 

Patterns of religious thought and 
organization, political and cultural in- 
fluences reflected in the literature of 
the early Christian movement. 

3171. 3 hours 

Religions of Mankind 
(World Religion) 

History, doctrines, and interpre- 
tation of Hinduism, Buddhism, 

Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Islam, 
Judaism, and Christianity. 

3712. 3 hours 

Patterns of Contemporary 
Religious Thought 

Current religious trends, meth- 
odologies, faith-reason relationships, 
and concepts of culture in such writers 
as Barth, Tillich, Bonhoeffer, Neibuhr, 
Buber, and Teilhard. 

4171. 3 hours 

Special Topics in Religion 

Original investigations and detailed 
literature studies of selected problems 
in such advanced topics as early 
Christianity, history of religions, re- 
ligion and culture, and theological 
problems. Prerequisite: permission of 
the department chairman. 


The Oglethorpe University Far Eastern Summer Session offers an 
exceptional opportunity for its students to undertake a program of 
study to several oriental cities. During the summer, students travel in 


the milieu of a great culture and study the origin, nature, and 
achievements of that particular culture. 

This program is primarily directed to the undergraduate humani- 
ties program. The purpose of the session is to broaden the student's 
perspective by enhancing the understanding and appreciation of 
another culture. 

COURSE OF STUDY: The study program is organized around 
two related motifs. (1) Prior to the trip to the Far East, a four week 
seminar will be devoted to the understanding of Far Eastern cultures 
through the combined perspectives of geography and history, art and 
religion, economics and political science. Students will attend lectures 
by the instructors who will stress an interdisciplinary approach to 
Eastern societies. The instructor will provide the leadership for the 
independent study group of the student's major interest. (2) There 
will be tours to the major culture monuments of Eastern cities. 
During the tour in the Far East students will engage in an 
independent study project of their choosing. 

APPLICATION: Application forms and further information may 
be obtained from the Director of the Far Eastern Tour. Students 
accepted in the program register at Oglethorpe University for the 
following courses in international studies. 

3115. Eastern Studies I 3 hours 

3116. Eastern Studies II 3 hours 


The Oglethorpe University European Summer Session offers an 
exceptional opportunity for students to undertake a program of 
study in several European cities. Typically these cities include 
London, Cologne, Munich, Venice, Florence, Rome, Lucerne, and 
Paris. For three weeks students travel in the milieu of the great 
cultures of Europe and study the origin, nature, and achievements of 
those cultures. The primary emphasis of this course is first hand 
experience through tours of museums, palaces, factories, cathedrals, 
and gardens, as well as visits to famous theatres for performances, to 
monuments, prison-camp sites, and other points of historical interest. 
Activities of the trip are designed to develop a knowledge and 
appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the western 
world in art, literature, architecture, and other areas. 

This travel experience is preceded by a series of orientation 
sessions during which the students select appropriate reading 
materials; prepare for new cultural experiences in languages, foods, 
money, etc., and begin selection of independent study projects. Upon 


return to the Oglethorpe Campus students prepare an independent 
study project growing out of their experiences in Europe. All activities 
are supervised by the Director of the European Summer Session. 

ELIGIBILITY: This session is open to juniors, seniors, and 
graduate students in good standing. 

APPLICATION: Application forms and further information may 
be obtained from the Director. Students accepted in the program 
register at Oglethorpe University for the following courses: 

4117. Cultural Studies of Europe 

4118. Cultural Studies of Europe 

3 hours 
3 hours 



Division II Social Studies 

Each student, to insure the orderly completion of the program 
within the scope of the major, should consult with the appropriate 
faculty member in the department or division at the time of 
registration. It is important that each student's program be fully 
planned from the outset so that the student is aware of departmental 
and divisional requirements and allowable substitutions and alterna- 
tives. Each student must complete the core requirements within the 
scope of interpretation by responsible departmental or divisional 
advisors. In addition, each student must complete those depart- 
mental and divisional requirements as may apply to the specific 


Students majoring in history are required to take a minimum of 
ten courses listed below. Of these ten, at least two European history 
and two American history courses are required. Normally each 
student is required to take five courses in political studies; related 
courses may be substituted. Students who plan to attend graduate 
school should take at least two courses in a foreign language. 

C211, C212. 3 + 3 hours from the simple circumstances of 

Western Civilization I, II Colonial times, through the emergent 

A course tracing the political, industrialism of the middle period, to 

social, economic, and cultural develop- the complex, specialized and diverse 

ments of Western Civilization from its conditions of today. Historical causa- 

pre-historic origins through the second tion, running like a multi-colored 

World War. The first semester treats thread through this course, is found to 

the period from its beginnings to consist of manifold strains. 
1715, concentrating on Graeco-Roman 

culture, the rise of Christianity, the 2212. 3 hours 

formation of the modern state and the Special Topics in History and 

Renaissance and Reformation. The Political Studies- 
second semester deals with the story Courses offered by division faculty 

from 1715 to 1945 with particular members as need arises. Courses in- 

emphasis given to those developments elude British, Russian, and Japanese 

which have contributed to the making History, 
of modern society. Prerequisite: none 
for C211; C211 required for C212. 

2213. 3 hours 

2211. 3 hours Modern English History 

United States Economic A survey of English history from 

Business History Roman times to the present. Emphasis 

The changing economic system is placed on political, constitutional 

with its developing problems is studied and economic developments from 


1458 through the First World War. 
Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3211. 3 hours 
The Renaissance and Reformation 

A study of the significant changes 
in European art, thought, and institu- 
tions during the period from 1300 to 
1650. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3212. 3 hours 
Europe 1650-1815 

A course examining European 
society between the Reformation and 
the Napoleonic era. It will include the 
rise of the modern state, the economic 
revolution, constitutional monarchy, 
the Enlightenment, the Era of Revo- 
lution, and the Age of Napoleon. 
Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3213. 3 hours 
Europe in the Nineteenth Century 

A study observing and analyzing 
the domestic and foreign policies of 
the major European powers in the 
period between the Congress of 
Vienna and the Paris Peace Conference 
following World War I. Prerequisite: 
C211, C212. 

3215. 3 hours 
American History to 1865 

A survey from Colonial times to 
1865, concerned mainly with the ma- 
jor domestic developments of a grow- 
ing nation. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3216. 3 hours 
American History Since 1865 

A survey from 1865 to the present, 
concerned with the chief events which 
explain the growth of the United 
States to a position of world power. 

3217. 3 hours 
Recent and Contemporary America: 
The United States Since 1945 

A detailed study of the United 
States since the start of the Cold War. 
Emphasis will be on domestic 

developments. Most of the coverage of 
diplomacy will be directed toward the 
impact of foreign relations on the 
nation. There will be a little overlap- 
ping of International Relations and the 
Modern World. Some of the leading 
topics: the Truman Presidency, the 
issue of international subversion (Hiss, 
McCarthy, etc.), the Eisenhower Pres- 
idency, the Age of Affluence, America 
and the Space Age, higher education 
since 1945, the Kennedy Presidency, 
civil rights and social unrest, Vietnam 
and Watergate. Prerequisite: C221, 

4212. 3 hours 

Russian History 

A survey of Russian history from 
the establishment of the Kievan state 
to the present. Special emphasis is 
placed upon the Soviet period, includ- 
ing such topics as the revolutions of 
1917, the role of Lenin in the estab- 
lishment of the Soviet state, the Stalin 
period, World War II, the Khrushchev 
years and the era of Brezhnev. Pre- 
requisite: C211, C212. 

4214. 3 hours 

The Civil War and Reconstruction 

A course for advanced history stu- 
dents giving detailed attention to the 
chief features of the wartime period 
and the major changes ushered in by 
it. Prerequisite: 3215, 3216. 

4216. 3 hours 
Twentieth Century American History 

The course is an intensive study of 
American history from the Spanish- 
American War through 1945. Special 
emphasis is placed on interpretation of 
significant developments in economics, 
politics, and social developments of the 
period. Prerequisite: 3215, 3216. 

4217. 3 hours 
The American City 

A survey of United States urban 
history which emphasizes the develop- 
ment of centers of industry, commerce, 
communications and culture. 


4222. 3 hours 

Seminar on Japan 

The course provides the student 
with a broad review of the setting 
and operation of public policy 
making in contemporary Japan. The 

student is then afforded the oppor- 
tunity to develop a detailed under- 
standing of a current public 
problem in Japan through the prep- 
aration of a seminar paper. Pre- 
requisite: C221. 


The requirements for a major in political studies are satisfactory 
completion of at least ten of the courses listed below as well as five 
history electives. Courses in economics, sociology, and statistical 
methods may be substituted for one or more of the history courses. 

Scheduling should be coordinated by a faculty member in 
political studies. Political studies majors who plan to attend law 
school should plan their schedule with the assistance of the political 
studies professor serving as PRE-LAW advisor. 

Undergraduate students planning to enter law school after 
graduation from Oglethorpe are advised that neither leading law 
schools nor the American Bar Association endorse any particular 
pre-law curriculum. They do, however, stress that an an applicant to 
a law school have the essential skills of communication both written 
and oral, have the ability to evaluate evidence analytically, and have 
full knowledge of library usage. 

Therefore, the Oglethorpe student is encouraged and advised to 
take a broad range of courses as a pre-legal curriculum, as most major 
law schools are seeking undergraduates with a diverse background of 
fundamental liberal arts courses. 

C222. 3 hours 

Governance in the United States 

A study of the principles, structures 
and practices of the United States 
political systems with emphasis on the 
federal relationships. 

2221. 3 hours 

The Modern World 

The factors and forces which shape 
the political developments of emerging 
societies are discussed. Special atten- 
tion is given to Chinese and Japanese 
modernization and to the manifesta- 
tion of post-industrial characteristics 
in contemporary societies. 

2222. 3 hours 

State and Local Government 

A survey of the origin, develop- 
ment, and continuing problems of 
state and local government, with spe- 
cific focus on the politics of the 
metropolis. Prerequisite: C222. 

2223. 3 hours 

Constitutional Law 

A study of the beginning and cir- 
cuitous development of our organic 
law through an examination of the 
Supreme Court and its leading de- 
cisions. Prerequisite: C222. 


2224. 3 hours 

International Relations 

An introduction to the study of 
world politics. The course is designed 
to give the student a methodological 
overview of the field, while providing 
substantive data on current world 

3221. 3 hours 
Comparative Government 

An analytical study of the political 
traditions and the modern institutions 
of selected foreign countries, following 
logically a similar study of the govern- 
ment of the United States. The govern- 
ments of Britain, France, and the Soviet 
Union will be given special emphasis. 
Prerequisite: C211,C212,C222. 

3222. 3 hours 
American Political Parties 

A study in depth of the develop- 
ment of party alignments in the 
United States, together with an analy- 
sis of their sources of power, including 
political opinion. Prerequisite: C222. 

3223. 3 hours 
European Political Thought 

An examination of the continuing 
development of political theory from 

the time of Machiavelli to that of 
Jeramy Bentham, based on the writ- 
ings of major political thinkers during 
that period. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3224. 3 hours 

Metropolitan Planning 

A detailed study of municipal 
planning with emphasis on policy 
formation and the implementation 

4221. 3 hours 

Public Administration 

A survey of the structure and 
operational format of the bureaucracy 
at the Federal level of government. 
Special emphasis is placed on the 
budgetary process and the problem 
of administrative responsibility. 

4223. 3 hours 

Diplomacy of the United States 

An intensive study of major 
developments in American diplo- 
macy from the end of the Civil 
War until 1945. Prerequisite: C211, 
C212, C222; recommended, 3215. 


Courses deal with political, economic, social and intellectual 
aspects of life in metropolitan areas of the United States. Under- 
graduates may earn the baccalaureate degree in Metro Life Studies. 

A central theme of American life in the 20th Century is the 
increasing complexity of an industrial and urban society. 
Oglethorpe's MLS program offers an opportunity for developing an 
understanding of the broad range of urban and suburban problems. 
The basic objective of the curriculum is a concept of the environ- 
mental and behavioral conditions which lie at the root of the urban 
crisis. The program also includes courses which deal with the 
techniques of city planning and development. Finally, Metro Life 
Studies are calculated to help the undergraduate acquire managerial 
skills for assuming leadership in the quest for ultimate solutions to 
the great problems in contemporary American society. Graduates 


may pursue graduate work in urbanology or find employment in 
both public and private enterprises concerned with the development 
of cities. 

Students seeking a major in Metro Life Studies will take The 
American City, State and Local Government, Metropolitan Planning, 
Urban Ecology, and The Community. Students must also choose 
four additional Metro Life Studies courses. 

1411. 3 hours 

Urban Recreation 

A course dealing with public and 
private means of providing oppor- 
tunities for wholesome recreational 
activities in an increasingly automated 

2222. 3 hours 

State and Local Government 

A study of state and community 
politics which emphasizes the problems 
of the cities and suburbs, civil rights, 
public order, education, transportation, 
welfare, health, housing and finance. 

2233. 3 hours 

The City and the Arts 

An exploration of the city as an 
historic incubator for new art forms 
and as a showcase for the developing 

2471. 3 hours 

The Community 

A course focusing attention on the 
urban community with special atten- 
tion on the changing concept of 
metropolitan areas. 

3172. 3 hours 

The Secular City 

An examination of the religious 
responses to the problems created by 
mass society and the implication of an 
increasingly secular social order. 

3223. 3 hours 

Metropolitan Planning 

A detailed study of municipal plan- 
ning with emphasis on policy forma- 
tion and the implementation process. 

3235. 3 hours 

Urban Problems 

A summary course featuring a series 
of guest lecturers on various phases of 
metropolitan life. An effort is made to 
apply data learned in the MLS se- 
quence to proposed solutions to urban 

3472. 3 hours 

Urban Psychology 

A course dealing with social 
psychology as it pertains to the prob- 
lems of urbanization. 

4217. 3 hours 

The American City 

A survey of United States urban 
history which emphasizes the develop- 
ment of centers of industry, com- 
merce, communications, and culture. 

4233. 3 hours 
Metropolitan Economics 

A course examining the location 
and economic base of cities, their 
spending patterns, tax structures and 
economic needs. 

4234. 3 hours 
The Emerging Urban South 

A political, economic and social 
study of the New South with emphasis 
on the rapidly developing urban areas 
of Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and 
Houston, which face conflicts with 
continuing agrarianism. 

4311. 3 hours 

Urban Ecology 

A study of the ecological problems 
created by growing urbanization and 
of the complex ecosystem found in 
metropolitan areas. 


Division III Science 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student 
should consult with the appropriate faculty member in the depart- 
ment or division at the time of the first registration. It is important 
that each student's program be fully planned from the outset so that 
the student is aware of departmental and divisional requirements and 
allowable substitutions and alternatives. Each student must complete 
the core requirements within the scope of interpretation by 
responsible departmental or divisional advisors. In addition, each 
student must complete those departmental and divisional require- 
ments as may apply to the specific degree. 

Three semesters of the course "Science Seminar" (2351) are 
required for all science majors. This course is designed to give 
practice in the preparation, delivery, and discussion of scientific 
papers. The three semesters required (for which one credit is given 
per semester) may be scheduled at any time beyond the student's 
freshman year. Meetings of the science seminar are normally held 
twice each month during the regular academic year. Each science 
major will be expected to prepare, deliver, and defend a paper for at 
least one seminar meeting during the three semester period of 
enrollment; other seminar papers will be presented not only by 
students but also by invited speakers, including members of the 
science faculty. 


The requirements for a major in Biology are as follows: Biology I 
and II, Chemistry I and II, six semester hours of mathematics, 
Organic Chemistry I and II, Quantitative Analysis, Physics I and II, 
three semester hours of Science Seminar, plus eight additional 
directed Biology electives. 

1311,1312. 4 + 4hours 2312. 4 hours 

Biology I, II Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 

An introduction to the plant and An intensive study of the structural 
animal kingdoms. This course includes aspects of selected vertebrate types, 
the basic principles of vertebrate and These organisms are studied in relation 
invertebrate biology with an emphasis to their evolution and development. 
on structure, function, taxonomy, and The laboratory involves detailed ex- 
the relationship of animals to one amination of representative vertebrate 
another and to their environment. The specimens. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312. 
structure, function, phylogenetic rela- 
tionships, and classification of plants 2313. 4 hours 
will also be studied. Lectures and Genetics 
laboratory. An introduction to the study of 


inheritance. The classical patterns of 
Mendelian inheritance are related to 
the control of metabolism and devel- 
opment. Lectures. Prerequisite: 1311, 

2314. 4 hours 


An introduction to the biology of 
viruses, bacteria, algae, and fungi. Con- 
sideration is given to phylogenetic 
relationships, taxonomy, physiology, 
and economic or pathogenic signifi- 
cance of each group. Lecture and 
laboratory. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312, 
1321, 1322. 

2351. 1 hour 

Science Seminar 

This course is designed to give 
practice in the preparation, delivery, 
and discussion of scientific papers. The 
three semesters required (for which 
one credit is given per semester) may 
be scheduled at any time beyond the 
student's freshman year. Meetings of 
the science seminar are normally held 
twice each month during the regular 
academic year. Each science major will 
be expected to prepare, deliver, and 
defend a paper for at least one seminar 
meeting during the three semester 
period of enrollment; other seminar 
papers will be presented not only by 
students but also by invited speakers, 
including members of the science 

3312. 4 hours 


A course dealing with the devel- 
opment biology of animals. Classical 
observations are considered along with 
more recent experimental embryology. 
In the lab living and prepared ex- 
amples of developing systems in repre- 
sentative invertebrates and vertebrates 
are considered. Prerequisite: 1311, 
1312, 1321, 1322. 

3314. 4 hours 
Cell Biology 

An in-depth consideration of cell 
ultrastructure and the molecular mech- 
anisms of cell physiology. Techniques 
involving the culturing and preparation 
of cells and tissues for experimental 
examination are carried out in the 
laboratory. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312, 
1321, 1322. 

3315. 4 hours 
Advanced Topics in Biology 

Advanced course and laboratory 
work in selected areas of biology. 
Laboratory and lectures. Prerequisite: 
1311, 1312. 

4311. 4 hours 

A course dealing with the relation- 
ships between individual organisms 
and their environments. The emphasis 
is on the development of populations 
and interactions between populations 
and their physical surroundings. Lec- 
tures and laboratory. Prerequisite: 

1311, 1312, 1321, 1322,2314. 

4312. 4 hours 
Human Physiology 

A detailed analysis of human func- 
tions that deals primarily with the 
interactions involved in the operation 
of complex human systems. Lecture 
and laboratory. Prerequisite: 1311. 

1312, 1321, 1322. 

4313. 4 hours 

A course dealing with the various 
biological disciplines and their mean- 
ing in an evolutionary context. Also, a 
consideration of evolutionary mech- 
anisms and the various theories con- 
cerning them. Prerequisite: 1311. 
1312, 1321, 1322. 



The requirements for a major in Chemistry are as follows: General 
Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Elementary 
Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Physical 
Chemistry I and II, Inorganic Chemistry I and II, Advanced Topics in 
Chemistry, Senior Research in Chemistry, and three semester hours 
of Science Seminar. 

1321, 1322. 4 + 4 hours 

General Chemistry I, II 

An introduction to the funda- 
mental principles of chemistry, includ- 
ing a study of the theories of the 
structure of atoms and molecules and 
the nature of the chemical bond; the 
properties of gases, liquids, and solids; 
the rates and energetics of chemical 
reactions; the properties of solutions; 
chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; 
and the chemical behavior of repre- 
sentative elements. The course in- 
cludes a weekly three-hour laboratory, 
designed to provide immediate experi- 
mental confirmation of the lecture 
material. Prerequisite or corequisite: a 
course in elementary algebra and trig- 

2321. 4 hours 

Elementary Quantitative Analysis 

An introduction to elementary 
analytical chemistry, including gravi- 
metric, volumetric, and spectro- 
photometric methods of analysis. 
Emphasis in lectures is on the theory 
of analytical separations; solubility, 
complex, acid-base, and redox 
equilibria; the use of light as an analyt- 
ical tool; and elementary electro- 
chemical methods. The course includes 
one three-hour laboratory period per 
week, during which analyses are 
carried out illustrating the methods 
discussed in lecture. Intended for both 
chemistry majors and those enrolled in 
preprofessional programs in other 
physical sciences and in the health 
sciences. Prerequisite: 1322. 

2322. 4 hours 

Instrumental Methods of Chemical 

A discussion of the principles and 
applications of modern instrumenta- 
tion used in analytical chemistry. The 
"black boxes" used in academic, 
industrial, and medical analytical 
laboratories are explored and 
analyzed, and their advantages and 
limitations compared and contrasted. 
The course includes two three-hour 
laboratory periods per week, during 
which analyses are carried out involv- 
ing the use of such tools as ultraviolet, 
visible, and infrared spectropho- 
tometry; atomic absorption spectro- 
photometry; potentiometry, including 
use of the pH meter; polarography; 
conductometry; gas chromatography; 
and nuclear magnetic resistance spec- 
trophotometry. Prerequisite: 2321. 

2324, 2325. 4 + 4 hours 

Organic Chemistry I, II 

An introductory course in the prin- 
ciples and theories of organic chem- 
istry. Laboratory work involves the 
preparation of simple compounds and 
the identification of functional groups. 
Prerequisite: 1321, 1322. 

3322, 3323. 4 + 4 hours 

Physical Chemistry I, II 

A systematic study of the founda- 
tions of chemistry, including the laws 
of thermodynamics as applied to ideal 
and real gases, chemical reactions, and 
equilibria, and electrochemistry; the 
rates of chemical reactions, including 


the deduction of rate laws and mech- 
anisms; the kinetic theory of gases; 
applications of quantum mechanics to 
questions of atomic and molecular 
structure and spectra; and the funda- 
mental principles of statistical mech- 
anics. The course is supplemented by a 
weekly three-hour laboratory, de- 
signed to complement the lecture 
discussions. Prerequisite: 2321, 2331, 
2332, 2341, 2342. 

4321, 4322. 4 + 4 hours 

Inorganic Chemistry I, II 

A systematic study of the chem- 
istry of inorganic compounds. The 
first semester is devoted to theoretical 
inorganic chemistry; attention is given 
to the applications of quantum mech- 
anics and thermodynamics to the 
structures of inorganic compounds and 
to the nature of acids and bases. In the 
second semester discussion focuses on 
the descriptive chemistry of inorganic 
compounds, including those of the 
representative elements and the transi- 

tion metals. The course includes a 
weekly three-hour laboratory, in 
which experience is gained in the 
methods of preparation and charac- 
terization of inorganic compounds. 
Prerequisite: 3323. 

4323. 2 hours 
Senior Research in Chemistry 

Investigation of a chemical topic, 
including a detailed literature study, 
laboratory manipulations, and presen- 
tations of a written summary of the 
results. Prerequisite: permission of the 

4324. 4 hours 
Advanced Topics in Chemistry 

Advanced topics will be offered in 
the following fields: Organic Chem- 
istry, Organic Qualitative Analysis, 
Biochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, 
and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 
Prerequisite: permission of the in- 


Students working toward the degree Bachelor of Science in 
Medical Technology must successfully complete 90 semester hours of 
credit at Oglethorpe. An additional 30 semester hours (45 quarter 
hours) are taken at a cooperating hospital during the senior year. 
These senior courses include Biochemistry, Hematology, Serology, 
Histology, Bacteriology, Cytology, Urinalysis, Basal Metabolism, 
Mycology, Parasitology, and Electrocardiology. Courses to be com- 
pleted at Oglethorpe include the following: College Math, Organic 
Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, Physics I and II, Elementary 
Quantitative Analysis, plus two directed electives in Biology and one 
directed elective in Chemistry. 


The following courses are required for a major in Mathematics: 
College Math, Calculus I, II, III, and IV, Differential Equations, 
Advanced Algebra I and II, two directed electives in mathematics, 
Physics I and II, Computer Science I, Mechanics I and II, and Formal 


P331. 3 hours 

General Mathematics 

An introductory course covering 
college arithmetic and introductory 
algebra preparatory to a college 
algebra course. It will, (1) offer stu- 
dents review and reinforcement of 
previous mathematics learning, 
(2) provide mature students with a 
quick but thorough introduction to 
basic skills and introductory algebra. 
Does not satisfy the core requirement 
for math. 

1331. 3 hours 

College Mathematics 

A study of elementary functions 
and coordinate geometry. Topics in- 
clude the algebra of polynomials, ex- 
ponential functions, logarithmic func- 
tions, line equations, the conic 
sections, polar coordinates. 

2331, 2332. 3 + 3 hours 

Calculus I, II 

A course studying the basic ideas of 
analytical geometry, differential and 
integral calculus of functions, in- 
cluding the ideas of function, limit, 
continuity, the derivative, and the 
integral. Prerequisite: 1331 or equiv- 
alent for 2331, 2331 or equivalent 
required for 2332. 

3331. 3 hours 
Differential Equations 

Theory, methods of solution, and 
application of ordinary differential 
equations, along with an introduction 
to partial differential equations. Pre- 
requisite: 2332. 

3332. 3 hours 
Special Topics 

Selected topics in keeping with the 
student's major and his interest. 
Possible topics are Vector Analysis, 
Probability, Geometry, Matrices, Set 
Theory, etc. 

4331, 4332. 3 + 3 hours 

Calculus III, IV 

A rigorous treatment of the founda- 
tions of differential and integral calcu- 
lus, using modern notations. Included 
are multiple, line surface integrals, 
infinite series and sequences, and im- 
proper integrals. Prerequisite: 3331 or 
equivalent required for 4331, 4331 
required for 4332. 

4333, 4334. 3 + 3 hours 

Advanced Algebra I, II 

A course with emphasis on alge- 
braic structure, including groups, rings, 
fields, integral domains, matrices, and 
linear transformations. Prerequisite : 
2332 required for 4333, 4333 required 
for 4334. 


The following courses are required for a major in Physics: Physics 
I and II, Mechanics I and II, Electricity and Magnetism, Light and 
Optics, Junior Physics Laboratory I and II, Atomic and Nuclear 
Physics I and II, Senior Physics Laboratory I and II, Classical Topics 
in Theoretical Physics, Special Studies in Physics, College Math, 
Calculus I, II, III and IV, Differential Equations, and one directed 
math elective. 

2341, 2342. 4 + 4 hours 

Physics I, II 

An introductory course in physics 
concentrating on the fundamental 
aspects of mechanics, heat, light. 

sound, electricity, and modern phys- 
ics. This course is designed to meet the 
requirement for entrance into medical 
schools and for those majoring in 
science. Prerequisite: 1331 or equiv- 


alent for 2341, 2341 
required for 2342. 

or equivalent 

3341. 1 + 1 hours 
Junior Physics Laboratory I, II 

An intermediate level lab intended 
to provide maximum flexibility selec- 
tion of experiments appropriate to the 
interest of the individual students. 
Prerequisite: 2341, 2342. 

3342. 3 hours 
Electricity and Magnetism 

An intermediate level course dealing 
with electric charge, fields, potential, 
D.C. and A.C. circuits, magnetic phe- 
nomena, semiconductors, and electro- 
magnetic effects. Prerequisite: 2331, 
2332, 2342. 

3343. 3 hours 
Light and Optics 

An intermediate level course in the 
fundamental principles of physical, 
geometric and quantum optics. Pre- 
requisites: 2341, 2342, and 3342 (or 
instructor's permission in place of the 

3344, 3345. 
Mechanics I, II 

An intermediate 

3 + 3 hours 

level course devel- 

oping the fundamental concepts and 
principles of mechanics using calculus 
and vector notation. Prerequisite: 
2331, 2332, 3331 required for 3344; 
3344 required for 3345. 

4341, 4342. 3 + 3 hours 

Atomic and Nuclear Physics I, II 

An intermediate level study of 
atomic and nuclear structure and the 
behavior of atomic and nuclear parti- 
cles, plasma physics. Prerequisites: 
2341, 2342, 2331, 2332; 3331 
required for 4341; 4341 required for 

4343. 3 hours 
Classical Topics in 

Theoretical Physics 

Selected topics in Lagrangian and 
Hamiltonian concepts, quantum me- 
chanics, thermodynamics. Prereq- 
uisite: 3344, 3345, 3331. 

4344, 4345. 2 + 2 hours 
Senior Physics Laboratory I, II 

Selected experiments from modern 
physics. Prerequisite: 2341, 2342, 
2331, 2332. 


Special Studies in Physics 

3 hours 


The course level is appropriate for students with a good 
background in algebra but minimal one in other sciences. Students 
with excellent preparation in all the sciences may elect one of the 
regular sequences in science. 

C351. 3 hours 

Physical Science 

The impacts of physical science and 
technology upon society are consider- 
ed. The conservation of soil, water, 
fuels, air, and other natural resources 
is discussed. The possible solutions of 
the problems of our physical environ- 
ment are suggested. Lectures, films, 

C352. 3 hours 

Biological Science 

A one semester course that serves as 
an introduction to the plant and 
animal kingdom. Emphasis will be 
placed on economic biology and prob- 
lems of current interest. A brief survey 
of plant and animal phyla is included. 


1353. 4 hours 

Principles of Science I 

(May be selected to satisfy the 
core requirement in physical science.) 
Physical science stressing student ex- 
perimentation and analysis of data 
obtained by the students. Principles of 
Science I is primarily centered on 
investigation of characteristic proper- 
ties of matter such as density, melting 
points, solubility, etc. 

1354. 4 hours 

Principles of Science II 

A continuation of Principles of 
Science I. Experiments are selected to 
illustrate some of the available evi- 
dence for the atomic structure of 
matter. Prerequisite: 1353, or permis- 
sion of the instructor. 



Division IV Education 
And Behavioral 

Education provides courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in 
Elementary and Secondary Education, with concentrations in 
Secondary Education available in the subject areas of English, 
mathematics, political science, biology, physics, chemistry, history, 
and behavioral sciences-sociology. The teacher preparation curricula 
are fully approved by the Georgia State Department of Education; 
successful program completion is necessary for obtaining a teaching 
certificate. Students desiring certification in other states should 
secure information from such states. 


Completion of the Teacher Education Program requires the 
following steps: 

1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Apply during 
second semester of the sophomore year or, for transfer stu- 
dents, after having attended Oglethorpe for one semester. 

2. Completion of a pre-teaching experience — "September Ex- 
perience." Apply for placement after completion of sopho- 
more year. 

3. Completion of Student Teaching. Apply for placement by 
April 15 of junior year. 

4. Completion of entire approved program as found on the 
following pages. Professional courses should be completed 
according to the sequence listed in the approved program. 

Admission to Oglethorpe University does not admit a student to 
the Teacher Education Program. A person doing satisfactory aca- 
demic work and approved by the Teacher Education Committee is 
admitted. Once admitted, the student's progress and record are 
subject to regular review by the advisor, other professors, and the 
Teacher Education Committee. No student on academic probation 
will be scheduled to do student teaching until such probation is 

Admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program are 
based in general on the following characteristics and achievements: 
evidence of good moral character and personality; evidence of 
emotional stability and physical stamina; a desire to work with 


children and/or youth; demonstration of proficiency in oral and 
written English; a cumulative average of at least 2.2 with no grade 
less than "C" in a professional course; evidence of responsibility in 
student endeavors. 

Completion of the approved program is one of three required steps 
toward teacher certification in Georgia. After July 1, 1978, students 
will also have to demonstrate competency in the subject field by 
making a satisfactory score on a state administered criterion 
references test and must demonstrate the ability to perform 
competently in the classroom setting. Forms needed to apply for the 
Georgia teaching certificate are available in the office of the Director 
of Teacher Education. 

Approved programs leading to teacher certification in Georgia are 
described in the following sections. All approved programs include 
the requirements for meeting core requirements at Oglethorpe. They 
may require more general education than is required to meet the core 
requirements for graduation, or they may require certain courses 
which may be applied to the core; careful advisement is necessary on 
the part of all students preparing to teach. Public speaking is a 
suggested elective for all education majors. 


General education requirements must include Biology I and II, 
Physical Science or Principles of Science, College Math, American 
History I and II; otherwise regular core requirements should be met. 

Professional and teaching field courses to be taken during the 
sophomore year are Child and Adolescent Psychology, Elementary 
Preparation in Health and Physical Education, and Introduction to 
Education. The junior year courses must be taken in sequence: 
Fall— Elementary School Language Arts, Mathematics in the Ele- 
mentary School, Elementary School Art; Spring— Science in the 
Elementary School, Social Studies in the Elementary School. 
Elementary School Music, Teaching of Reading, Educational Psy- 
chology, and the Learning Problems Practicum should be taken 
during the junior or senior year. Normally the last semester will be 
devoted to Elementary Curriculum (four weeks) and Student 
Teaching (eleven weeks). Electives are available in Developmental 
Reading and in Early Childhood Education and may be taken during 
the junior or senior year. 



All secondary education programs require Biological Science, 
Physical Science (or appropriate specialized courses for science 
majors) and Elementary Mathematics I and II in addition to, or as 
part of, the general core. 

All secondary education programs require the following courses in 
Professional Education: Introduction to Education, Child and 
Adolescent Psychology (sophomore); Secondary Curriculum, Educa- 
tional Psychology, Developmental Reading, Learning Problems Prac- 
ticum (junior or senior). Secondary Methods and Materials (first four 
weeks) and Student Teaching (last eleven weeks) comprise the 
student teaching semester, which is normally the last semester of the 
senior year. 

Teaching field requirements for the various approved programs 
follow (some required courses may be satisfied through core 


English Composition I and II (or exemption), English Literature 
III and IV, American Literature I and II, Shakespeare, Public 
Speaking I, Contemporary Literature (since 1945), and History of 
English Language. 

* History 

Western Civilization I and II, European History (two advanced 
electives), Modern World, American History I and II, The Civil War, 
Diplomacy of the United States, American Economic History or 
Urban History, and State and Local Government. 

♦Political Science 

Western Civilization I and II, U.S. History I and II, Governance of 
the United States, Constitutional Law, State and Local Government, 
Modern World, Metropolitan Planning, and Public Administration. 

♦Behavioral Sciences-Sociology 

Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Statistics for Behavioral 
Sciences, Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences, History of 
Sociological Thought, Social Problems or The Community, two 
approved Sociology electives, Cultural Anthropology, Minority 
Peoples, and two approved Psychology electives. 



Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, College 
Math, Genetics, Ecology, and Human Physiology. Recommended 
electives include Comparative Anatomy, Microbiology, Embryology, 
Organic Chemistry and Statistics. 


Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Biology I and II, Calculus I 
and II, Quantitative Analysis, Organic Chemistry I and II, and 
Physical Chemistry I and II. Suggested electives include Biochem- 
istry, Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Topics. 


Physics I and II, Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, Calculus I 
and II, Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Optics, Atomic and 
Nuclear Physics, Differential Equations, and Senior Physics Lab I and 


College Math, Physics I and II, Calculus I, II, III and IV, 
Differential Equations, Advanced Algebra I, and College Geometry. 
Recommended electives include Set Theory, and Probability and 

*Indicates narrow teaching field. Students should check with advisor regarding the 
addition of Social Sciences as a certified field. 

** Completion of approved program also meets requirements for certification in General 






2411. 3 hours 

Professional Preparation in 
Elementary Health and 
Physical Education 

Designed to expose the student to 
Health Education and Physical Educa- 
tion activities in the primary and 
intermediate grades. A study is made 
of procedures and content in the 
development of both programs; em- 
phasis is on the appraisal of pupil 
needs and interests. Prerequisite: 
Sophomore standing. 

3411. 3 hours 
Teaching of Reading 

This course includes methods of 
teaching reading used in develop- 
mental reading programs for kinder- 
garten (reading readiness) through 
grade eight; special emphasis is given 
to the basal reading programs. Experi- 
ence in the schools is included. Spring 
term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3412. 3 hours 
Elementary School Language Arts 

This course includes instruction 
concerning the teaching of all forms of 
oral and written communication with 
the exception of reading: spelling, 
creative writing, oral expression, lis- 
tening skills, and the role of books in 
the education of the child. Fall term. 
Prerequisite: 3421. 

3413. 3 hours 
Social Studies in the 

Elementary School 

A study of aims, materials and 
methods, stressing the making and 
teaching of a unit. The unit approach 
to social studies is emphasized. Each 
student plans and teaches one or more 
social studies lessons in a designated 
elementary school classroom. These 
lessons concentrate on the integration 
of social studies with the other subject 
areas of the elementary school. Spring 
term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3414. 3 hours 

Mathematics in the 
Elementary School 

A course dealing with the selection 
and organization of content, directing 
learning activities, stressing the teach- 
ing of math concepts. Experience in 
the schools is included. Fall term. 
Prerequisite: 3421. 

3415. 3 hours 
Science in the Elementary School 

Selection and organization of the 
content of materials for instruction; 
application of scientific principles and 
laws of learning to science instruction; 
problem solving approach; equipment 
selection and use; identification of 
goals in science instruction at the 
elementary level. Experience in the 
schools is included. Spring term. Pre- 
requisite: 3414, 3421. 

3416. 3 hours 
Elementary School Art 

This course is designed to introduce 
the student to art media, techniques, 
and materials appropriate for co- 
ordinating the teaching of art with all 
areas of the curriculum in grades kin- 
dergarten through six. Experience in 
the schools is included. Fall term. 

3417. 3 hours 
Elementary School Music 

A study of the fundamentals of 
music education, including methods 
and materials appropriate for teaching 
music in the public schools. Exper- 
ience in the schools is included. Spring 

3421. 3 hours 

Introduction to Education 

A study of the historical devel- 
opment, philosophy, organization, and 
basic issues underlying the American 
educational system and the teaching 


profession. Interpersonal theory of 
education is presented. Fall and Spring 
terms. Prerequisite: Sophomore 

3422. 3 hours 

Secondary Curriculum 

A study of the purposes and objec- 
tives of secondary education, overall 
curriculum-planning and development, 
and organization of content within 
subjects. Various prominent and ex- 
perimental curricular patterns are 
analyzed. Provision is made for regular 
classroom observation by the student 
in public high schools of the Atlanta 
area. Fall term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3431. 3 hours 

Leadership Skills Development 

This course is designed to help 
adults develop their leadership skills. 
An experiental approach will be used 
to develop the skills essential to 
various types of leadership roles. Stu- 
dents will work on practical leadership 
problems, practice various leadership 
styles, survey aspects of leadership 
behavior, examine methods of eval- 
uating effective and ineffective leader- 
ship, and participate in a leadership 
training model based on the assessed 
needs and resources of each partici- 
pant. Evening students only. 

3441. 3 hours 
Early Childhood Curriculum 

This course is designed to introduce 
the student to various aspects of the 
curriculum for preschool through 
fourth grade. The integration of cur- 
ricula areas will be emphasized. Pre- 
requisite: Junior standing. 

3442. 3 hours 
Methods and Materials in Early 
Childhood Education 

Emphasizes development of mate- 
rials and methods for achieving the 
objectives of teaching for preschool 
through fourth grade. An interdiscipli- 
nary approach is stressed. Prerequisite: 
Junior standing. 

4411. 3 hours 
Literature for Children and 

A study of literature appropriate to 
the school grades one through seven 
with emphasis upon selection of mate- 
rials and techniques for creating inter- 
est and enjoyment through presenta- 
tion. Experience in the schools is 
included. Spring term. Prerequisite: 
Junior standing. 

4412. 12 hours 
Elementary Student Teaching 

and Seminar 

A course requiring full-time partici- 
pation in a school in the Atlanta area 
under the supervision of a qualified 
supervising teacher. This is designed to 
promote gradual introduction to 
responsible teaching, including partici- 
pation in the teacher's usual extra- 
curricular activities. A seminar on the 
college campus at designated times 
during the student teaching period is 
part of the course. Fall and Spring 
terms. Prerequisite: approval and 
completion of September experience. 

4421. 3 hours 
Elementary Curriculum 

and Media 

To be taken the same semester as 
student teaching (4412). During the 
course the student synthesizes the 
knowledge, skills, and study of cur- 
ricula essential for a beginning elemen- 
tary teacher. Operation of audio-visual 
equipment, production of media and 
its use in the classroom are included. 
Prerequisite: student teaching assign- 

4422. 3 hours 
Secondary Methods and Materials 

To be taken concurrently with 
student teaching. A course designed to 
help prospective teachers develop vary- 
ing methods and techniques of instruc- 
tion appropriate to the nature of their 
subject and their own capabilities, and 
the meeting of the demand of various 
student groups. Problems such as class- 


room control, motivation, and the 
pacing of instruction are studied. Ex- 
tensive use is made of resource people 
from the public schools, from other 
departments within the college, the 
community, and other professional 
people. Fall and Spring terms. Pre- 
requisite: student teaching assignment. 

4423. 3 hours 
Educational Psychology 

A study of learning theory and its 
application to such problems as class- 
room control, the organization of 
learning activities, understanding indi- 
vidual differences and evaluating 
teaching and learning. Emphasis is 
given to factors which facilitate and 
interfere with learning. Fall term. Pre- 
requisite: Senior standing. 

4424. 12 hours 
Secondary Student Teaching 

and Seminar 

A course requiring full-time partici- 
pation in a school in the Atlanta area 
under the supervision of a qualified 
supervising teacher. This is designed to 
promote gradual introduction to re- 
sponsible teaching, including partici- 
pation in the teacher's usual extra- 

curricular activities. A seminar on the 
college campus at designated times 
during the student teaching period is 
part of the course. Fall and Spring 
terms. Prerequisite: approval and com- 
pletion of September experience. 

4425. 3 hours 

Learning Problems Practicum 

This course is designed to assist 
teachers in the identification and edu- 
cation of children who have special 
needs. The prospective teacher will 
become familiar with the techniques 
of child study in a field setting, will 
learn to plan and implement educa- 
tional approaches with both normal 
and special learners, and will learn 
methods of diagnostic teaching. Pre- 
requisite: Senior standing. 

4429. 3 hours 

Reading in the Content Areas 

Techniques for developing pro- 
ficiency in reading in content fields: 
study skills and rate improvement will 
be emphasized. Course requirements 
and content will be consistent with the 
needs of upper elementary and 
secondary teachers. Prerequisite: 3411 
or permission of instructor. 




The basic program in psychology leads to the Bachelor of Arts 
degree and gives the student some choice in course selection. The 
major consists of at least ten psychology courses including Intro- 
duction to Psychology, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 
Introductory Experimental Psychology, Intermediate Experimental 
Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, and either Theories 
of Personality or Abnormal Psychology. Psychology majors are also 
expected to take the following four directed electives: Introduction 
to Sociology, Biology I and II, and either an upper division Biology 
or Philosophy elective. A "C" average in major coursework is 
required for graduation. 


C462. 3 hours 

Introduction to Psychology 

An introduction to general psychol- 
ogy, including both the experimental 
investigation of such basic psychologi- 
cal processes as learning, perception, 
and motivation, and the psychological 
study of man as a person adjusting to 
complex personal and social forces. 

2461. 3 hours 
Theories of Personality 

A study of the ideas of several 
representative theories concerned with 
personality. A comparison of theories 
is made and a suggested framework for 
evaluation of each theory is presented. 
Prerequisite: C462. 

2462. 3 hours 
Child and Adolescent Psychology 

A study of the child from concep- 
tion through adolescence. Attention is 
given to physical, social, emotional, 
and intellectual development of the 
child with special emphasis placed on 
the importance of learning. Pre- 
requisite: C462. 

2463. 3 hours 
Abnormal Psychology 

An introduction to the psychologi- 
cal aspects of behavior disorders. 

Included are descriptive and explana- 
tory studies of a variety of mental 
disorders, psychoneuroses, psychoses, 
other maladjustments, their related 
conditions and methods of treatment. 
Prerequisite: C462. 

2472. 3 hours 

Statistics for the Behavioral 

Treatment of quantitative methods, 
measurement, and analysis in the be- 
havioral sciences. Prerequisite: C331, 
C462, C471. 

3461. 4 hours 
Introductory Experimental 

A combination lecture-laboratory 
course emphasizing the design and 
execution of psychological research. 
Prerequisite: C462, 2472. 

3462. 3 hours 
Intermediate Experimental 

In-depth studies of the findings and 
theories pertaining to simple and com- 
plex learning, and areas of contro- 
versy. Specific topics will involve 
learning and motivation, complex 
human behavior, verbal behavior, and 
psychophysics. Prerequisite: C462, 


3463. 3 hours 
Tests and Measurements 

A study of the selection, evalua- 
tion, administration, interpretation 
and practical uses of tests of intelli- 
gence, aptitudes, interest, personality, 
social adjustment, and the tests com- 
monly used in industry. Prerequisite: 
C462, 2472. 

3464. 3 hours 
Applied Psychology 

Selected studies of the occupational 
endeavors of psychologists, the meth- 
ods they employ, and the principles 
they have observed and applied. Pre- 
requisite: C462 and permission of in- 

3472. 3 hours 

Social Psychology 

A course concerned with the be- 
havior of individuals in groups includ- 
ing social motivation, attitudes, group 
norms and membership, and social 
roles. Prerequisite: C462, C471. 

4461. 3 hours 

History and Systems of Psychology 

A study of the historical develop- 
ment of modern psychology, covering 
its philosophical and scientific 

ancestry, the major schools of 
thought, and the contemporary sys- 
tems of psychology, and their theo- 
retical and empirical differences. Pre- 
requisite: C462 and permission of 

4462. 3 hours 
Seminar in Psychology 

A seminar providing examination 
and discussion of various topics of 
contemporary interest in psychology. 
Prerequisite: C462, one additional 
psychology course and permission of 

4463. 3 + 3 hours 
Directed Research in Psychology 

Original investigations and detailed 
studies of the literature in selected 
areas of psychology. Emphasis will be 
on original research. Prerequisite: 
C462, 2472, 3461, 3462, and per- 
mission of instructor. 

4464. 3 hours 
Advanced Topics in Clinical 

Examination and discussion of top- 
ics of contemporary interest in clinical 
psychology. Prerequisite: C462, and 
permission of instructor. 






A student may select a major in Sociology or a Sociology Major 
with a Social Work Concentration. In either case, a "C" average in 
major coursework is required for graduation. 

The Sociology Major consists of a minimum of ten sociology 
courses plus two directed electives in psychology. Required courses 
of sociology majors are: Introduction to Sociology, Statistics for 
Behavioral Sciences, Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences, and 
History of Sociological Thought. The remaining six sociology courses 
are to be elected by the student. Two of the following psychology 
courses are also required: Child and Adolescent Psychology, Ab- 
normal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. 


Ten sociology courses plus a semester in Field Placement 
constitute this major. A "C" average in major coursework is required 
prior to field placement for graduation. The required courses are: 
Introduction to Sociology, Field of Social Work, Methods of Social 
Work, Cultural Anthropology, Intergroup Relations, The Family, 
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, and Criminology. Two socio- 
logy electives and two of the following psychology courses will be 
selected by the student: Child and Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal 
Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. 


C471. 3 hours family, economic, religious, and other 

Introduction to Sociology institutional and interpersonal situa- 

(A Survey) tions are of primary concern. 

The study of human society, the 

nature of culture and its organization. 2471. 3 hours 

Processes of communication, socializa- The Family 

tion, mobility, and population growth An analysis of the family institu- 

are described and analyzed. Emphasis tion as a background for the study of 

is placed on methods, basic concepts, family interaction, socialization, and 

and principal findings of the field. the parent-child relationship, courtship 

and marriage interaction, family crises 

1472. 3 hours and problems. Prerequisite: C471. 
Social Problems 

A study of the impact of current 2472. 3 hours 

social forces upon American society. Statistics for the Behavioral 

Deviation from social norms, conflict Sciences 

concerning social goals and values, and Treatment of quantitative meth- 

social disorganization as these apply to ods, measurements, and analysis in 


the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: 
C331,C462, C471. 

2473. 3 hours 

The Community 

The study of the community as an 
area of interaction with particular 
emphasis on the impact of urbaniza- 
tion and industrialization upon the 
individual. Prerequisite: C471. 

3471. 3 hours 
Cultural Anthropology 

An introduction to the study of 
people and their culture, using mate- 
rial from folk and modern cultures 
throughout the world. Emphasis is 
given to development of understanding 
of culture — its purpose, meaning, and 
function. Prerequisite: C471. 

3472. 3 hours 
Social Psychology 

A course concerned with the be- 
havior of individuals in groups in- 
cluding social motivation, attitudes, 
group norms and membership, and 
social roles. Prerequisite: C471, C462. 

3473. 3 hours 
Field of Social Work 

An orientation course based on the 
description and analysis of the his- 
torical development of social work and 
the operation in contemporary society 
of the many social work activities. 
Prerequisite: C471. 

3474. 3 hours 
Methods of Social Work 

Study of the methods used in social 
work in contemporary social work 
activities. Prerequisite: C471, 3473. 

3475. 3 hours 
Minority Peoples 

A study of minority peoples using 
both the anthropological and socio- 
logical perspectives. Although other 
types are considered, particular atten- 
tion is focused on racial and cultural 
minorities in terms of the prejudice 
and discrimination they receive and 
the effect this has in their personalities 
and ways of life. Prerequisite: C471. 

3476. 3 hours 

Methodology in the Behavioral 

The design and implementation of 
research studies, and the use of control 
groups or statistical control. 
Prerequisite: C331, C462, C471, 2472. 

4471. 12-15 hours 
Field Experience in Social Work 

Students concentrating in social 
work are placed with various social 
work agencies in the Atlanta area for 
on-the-job practicum experience. Pre- 
requisite: 3473, 3474, and approval of 
social work committee. 

4472. 3 hours 

The principles of criminology and 
penology and an analysis of the crim- 
inal justice system; study of historical 
and contemporary theory and prac- 
tice. Prerequisite: C471. 

4473. 3 hours 

The study of the social implications 
of changing fertility, mortality, and 
migration patterns; the effects of pop- 
ulation pressure upon culture and 
standards of living; and the current 
population trends in our own and 
other countries. Prerequisite: C331, 

4474. . 3 hours 
History of Sociological Thought 

A study of the major social 
theorists from early times to the 
present, with particular emphasis on 
current sociological thought. Pre- 
requisite: permission of instructor. 

4475. 1-3 hours 
Seminar in Sociology 

A seminar providing examination 
and discussion of various topics of 
contemporary and historical interest in 
sociology. Prerequisite: permission of 


Division V Business 

Three degree programs are offered in the Business Administration 
Division. These three are Bachelor of Business Administration with a 
major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administra- 
tion with a major in Accounting, and Bachelor of Business 
Administration with a major in Economics. 

To insure orderly completion of these programs, the prospective 
business major should consult with a faculty member of the division 
at the time of the first registration. It is important to correctly plan 
the program from the outset. The student will be held solely 
responsible for fulfilling this requirement. 

Course requirements for the student who wants to matriculate for 
the Bachelor of Business Administration include the following: 
Business Law I, Business Concepts, Quantitative Methods in Business, 
Insurance, Economics I and II, Quantitative Methods III, Accounting 
I and II, Computer Science I, Human Relations, Business Finance, 
Marketing, Money and Credit, Principles of Management, plus two 
economics electives and four division electives. No grade less than 
"C" in Business Administration courses may be considered in 
meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Business Ad- 

1510. 3 hours 

Business Law I 

A course designed to give the stu- 
dent an awareness of a limited area of 
those aspects of the law which will be 
needed in day-to-day dealings with the 
problems of business. Special emphasis 
is placed upon the law of contracts, 
negotiable instruments, agency, and a 
study of the Uniform Commercial 
Code as it applies. 

1511. 3 hours 

Business Law II 

A study of partnerships, corpora- 
tions, sales, bailments, security de- 
vices, property, bankruptcy, and trade 
infringements. Prerequisite: 1510. 

1512 3 hours 

Business Concepts 

The course is an interdisciplinary 
approach to the structure, environ- 
ment, and operation of business in 
modern society. Emphasis will be 
placed on the role of business within 
the economic and governmental 

1513. 3 hours 


A study of the principles and prac- 
tices of personal and property insur- 
ance. Emphasis is upon the formation 
of the insurance relation: concealment, 
warranties, waiver, and estoppel; 
incontestability, the respective inter- 
ests of the beneficiary, insured, insur- 
er, assignee, and creditor. 


2512. 3 hours 

Quantitative Methods in Business 

An introduction to operations 
research, model building, optimiza- 
tion, probability, linear programming, 
inventory models, and simulation. 
Major techniques and models of quan- 
titative analysis as applied to business 
are studied. Prerequisite: Math 2331 — 

2511. 3 hours 

Computer Science (BASIC) 

An introduction to computer pro- 
gramming principles and the BASIC 
computer language; the operation and 
use of the Time-Shared Computer Ter- 
minal. Fee, $50.00. (One semester use 
of computer terminal.) 

2518. 3 hours 


The course includes descriptive and 
inferential statistics with particular 
emphasis upon parametric statistics, 
probability theory, Bayesian inference, 
decision models, and regression and 
correlation analysis. Non-parametric 
statistics will be introduced. Pre- 
requisite: 2512 and 2511. 

3514. 3 hours 

Human Relations 

A course designed to inquire into 
plant operations and industrial rela- 
tions, to emphasize the importance of 
people in business and the psycho- 
logical understandings that are neces- 
sary for successful management. 

3516. 3 hours 


An investigation into the nature of 
organization finance and its relation to 
the economy and other aspects of 
business management. Basic principles 
in the finance function are examined 
as well as extensive analysis of finan- 
cial health, growth indicators, and 
strategy. Attention is given to the 
market for long-term and short-term 
funds, including the economic factors 
influencing the cost and availability of 
funds in the various money capital 
markets. Prerequisite: 2523, 1531 and 

3517. 3 hours 


A course concerned with the poli- 
cies and problems involved in the 
operation of market institutions. The 
course examines broad principles in 
the organization and direction of the 
marketing function and analytical 
aspects of marketing and consumer 
behavior. Prerequisite: 2518, 1531. 

4516. 3 hours 


Here the concern is with principles 
and current theories in management. 
Emphasis is placed on leadership, 
decision-making, conflict, span of con- 
trol, use of committees, and manage- 
ment in the future. Prerequisite: 3516. 


The Economics concentration is designed to familiarize the 
student with the structure and functioning of the economic system 
and the basic tools of economic analysis. The program provides basic 
preparation for a broad range of career opportunities and is 
particularly recommended for those planning to pursue graduate 
work in Economics and Business Administration. Required courses 
include the following: Business Law, Business Concepts, Insurance, 
Principles of Economics I and II, Quantitative Methods in Business, 
Principles of Accounting I and II, Computer Science I, Statistics, 


Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Money and Credit, Forecasts and 
Performance, plus four additional Economics electives. Computer 
Science II or a Division elective may be substituted for one of these 
Economics electives. No grade less than "C" in Economics courses 
may be considered in meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of 
Business Administration degree in Economics. 


C521. 3 hours 

Principles of Economics I 

The changing economic system 
with its developing problems is studied 
from the simple circumstances of Co- 
lonial times, through the emergent 
industrialism of the middle period, to 
the complex, specialized, and diverse 
conditions of today. An introductory 
survey of aggregate economic princi- 
ples. The scope and method of eco- 
nomics, base supply and demand 
theory, and national income theory is 

2523. 3 hours 

Principles of Economics II 

Applications of economic principles 
to economic problems; the theory of 
production; income distribution; 
agriculture/government regulation of 
business; labor organizations; interna- 
tional trade/elementary microeco- 
nomic models. 

3521. 3 hours 


An intensive study of the behavior 
of the consumer and the firm, prob- 
lems of production and distribution, 
and the structure of markets. Atten- 
tion is given to the effects of price and 
income changes on product demand 
and factor supply, the use of forecasts, 
and the study and quantitative analysis 
of price and product policies in imper- 
fect market structures under con- 
ditions of uncertainty and risk. Pre- 
requisite: 2523, 2518, C521. 

3522. 3 hours 


A comprehensive survey of aggre- 
gate economic analysis; the theory and 
measurement of national income and 
employment; price levels; business 
fluctuations; monetary and fiscal pol- 
icies; economic growth. Quantitative 
analyses utilizing intermediate quan- 
titative methods and econometric 
models. Prerequisite: 2532, 2512, 

3525. 3 hours 
Money and Credit 

The nature and development of the 
money and credit systems of the 
United States; the functions and ac- 
tivities of financial institutions; com- 
mercial banking; the Federal Reserve 
System. Emphasis is upon the cause 
and effect relationships between 
money and economic activity, in- 
cluding effects on employment, prices, 
income, distribution of wealth, and 
growth. Focus is on monetary theory, 
money and credit flows, and the im- 
pact on economic activity and business 
decisions. Prerequisite: C521. 

3526. 3 hours 
Labor Economics 

The history, theory, and practices 
of the American labor movement. A 
study of labor organizations as econo- 
mic and social institutions including a 
survey of the principles and problems 
of union-management relationships en- 
countered in collective bargaining and 
in public policies toward labor. Pre- 
requisite: C521, 2523. 

4522. 3 hours 
Forecasts and Performance 
(Business Cycles) 

Emphasis is given to the nature and 
theories of business fluctuations, the 
development and use of various 
economic indicators in forecasting 
probable levels of business activity, 
and budgetary planning and evalua- 
tion. Attention is given to the ways in 
which governmental monetary and 
fiscal policies are developed to induce 
desired business reactions and eco- 
nomic results and the institutional 
factors which facilitate and impede 
business performance. Prerequisite: 
2523, 2512, and 3522 or 3525. 

4523. 3 hours 
International Economics 

A study of international trade and 
finance; regional specialization; 
national commercial policies; inter- 
national investments: balance of 


payments; foreign exchange; foreign 
aid policies; international agreements 
on tariffs and trade. Prerequisite: 
C521, 2523; permission of instructor. 

4525. 3 hours 
Public Finance 

An analysis of the impact of fed- 
eral, state and local government 

expenditures, revenues, debt manage- 
ment and budgeting on the allocation 
of resources, the distribution of in- 
come, the stabilization of national 
income and employment, and econo- 
mic growth. Expenditure patterns, tax 
structures, micro and macroeconomic 
theories of public expenditures and 
taxation will be examined. Pre- 
requisite: C521, 2523. 



The primary objective of the program in Accounting is to prepare 
men and women for responsible accounting positions in industry, 
government, and public accounting. The field of accountancy is 
dynamic and challenging. Therefore, preparation for accounting 
positions requires a broad understanding of general situations as well 
as a thorough knowledge of the general field of accounting. To 
prepare students to meet and master the changing field of account- 
ing, a forward-looking undergraduate accounting curriculum has been 
designed. The program is based upon a common core of courses 
which examines the functions and the environment of business 
organizations. Beyond this core, the student may choose to study 
any of several related subjects in Business Administration and 
Economics. The following courses are required: Business Law I and 
II, Insurance, Quantitative Methods in Business, Accounting I and II, 
Statistics, Computer Science I, Economics I and II, Intermediate 
Accounting I and II, Human Relations, Business and Technical 
Writing, Business Finance, Marketing, Money and Credit, Business 
and Personal Taxes, Cost Accounting, Principles of Management, plus 
two accounting electives and two division electives. No grade less 
than "C" in Accounting or other Business courses may be considered 
in meeting the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administra- 
tion degree in Accounting. 

1530. 3 hours measurement of periodic income, to 
Principles of Accounting I asset acquisition, and to the capital 

A study of accounting principles, structure of business corporations. Pre- 

concepts, and the nature of financial requisite: 1530, 1531. 
statements. Emphasis is placed upon 

the use of accounting as a device for 2533. 3 hours 

reporting business activity. Intermediate Accounting II 

The study of accounting theory as 

1531. 3 hours it relates to the more specialized prob- 
Principles of Accounting II lems of price level changes, funds, cash 

A study of the utilization of ac- flow statements, and related concepts, 
counting information in business man- Prerequisite: 1530, 1531, 2532. 
agement, with emphasis upon con- 
struction and interpretation of finan- 3534. 3 hours 
cial statements. Prerequisite: 1530. Cost Accounting 

A study of the principles and tech- 

2532. 3 hours niques of cost control with concentra- 

Intermediate Accounting I tion of the structural aspects of cost 

A study of the development of accounting as a managerial tool and on 

accounting theories and their appli- the procedures involved in solving cost 

cation to the preparation and cor- accounting problems. Prerequisite: 

rection of financial statements, to the 1530 1531. 


3535. 3 hours 

Business and Personal Taxes 

A study of the income tax laws and 
related accounting problems for indivi- 
duals, partnerships, and corporations. 
The course is additionally concerned 
with the managerial effects of taxation 
upon decisions and policies in the 
planning, organization, and operation 
of a business enterprise. Prerequisite: 
1530, 1531. 

4536. 3 hours 
Managerial Accounting 

A study of internal accounting re- 
porting with particular emphasis upon 
decision-oriented cost analysis and re- 
porting. This course includes such 
areas as budgeting, quantitative con- 
trols, alternative costs, and direct 
costing. Prerequisite: 1530, 1531, 

4537. 3 hours 

A study of auditing standards and 
procedures, use of statistical and other 
quantitative techniques, and prepar- 
ation of audit working papers, reports, 

and financial statements. Emphasis is 
placed upon the criteria for the es- 
tablishment of internal controls and 
the effect of these controls on exam- 
inations and reports. Prerequisite: 
1530, 1531,2532, 2533. 

4538. 3 hours 
Accounting Control Systems 

A study of business information 
and reporting requirements including 
the fundamentals of analysis, design, 
and installation of accounting and 
other reporting systems. Prerequisite: 
1530, 1531. 

4539. 3 hours 
Development of Accounting 

A study of the principles evolved 
through the years which are basic to 
currently accepted theories of ac- 
counting. Course consists of readings, 
discussions, and reports on current 
accounting theory with emphasis on 
pronouncements by professional or- 
ganizations and governmental agencies. 
Prerequisite: 1530, 1531, 2532, 



Division electives are recommended to enhance career opportun- 
ities and will be offered primarily during evening hours. 

2551. 3 hours 

Business and Technical Writing 

An emphasis on the disciplines of 
letter writing, technical and business 
oriented essays and reports, speeches 
and articles on business or technical 
subjects. Additional emphasis is placed 
on collection, interpretation and pres- 
entation of data dealing with business 
or technical subjects. 

2553. 3 hours 
Principles of Real Estate 

An introductory course designed to 
give the student an understanding of 
the technicalities of selling and buying 
land and homes and the legal princi- 
ples peculiar to real estate. The forms 
used in real estate transactions and the 
knowledge of mathematical compu- 
tations necessary to become a licensed 
real estate salesman are also covered. 

2554. 3 hours 
Computerized Accounting 
(Time-Sharing System) 

The objectives of the course are: 
Mitigating the drudgery of adding 
machines and handcopying — Making 
more time available to master ac- 
counting analysis with the computer 
supplying the mathematical sophisti- 
cation — Making time available for 
actually writing accounting programs 
for the computer — And having the 
logic of complex problems considered 
by student teamwork, much as intel- 
ligent members of a business economy. 
The course is based on approximately 
60 computer programs written in 
BASIC. These programs can be called 
forth by the student to journalize, 
post, prepare trial balances and finan- 
cial statements, as well as to make 
analyses of financial and management 
accounting simulations. (Time-Sharing 

System Applications in Accounting, 
Student Guides, and a standard ac- 
counting textbook will be used.) Ter- 
minal fee, $50.00. Prerequisite: 2511, 

2555. 3 hours 

Investment Principles 
and Analysis 

This course is designed to acquaint 
the student with the various types of 
investment securities, techniques and 
valuation, the recognized tests of 
safety, income, and marketability, and 
the accepted practices in the manage- 
ment of funds. Attention will be given 
to the techniques and principles of 
critical analysis, with consideration of 
the time value of money, and an 
introduction to some of the technical 
approaches to portfolio management 
as well as interpretations of corpora- 
tion reports from the fundamental 
investment viewpoint. Prerequisite: 

3551. 3 hours 
Survey of Taxation 

A survey of the income tax laws 
related to individuals and business. 
This course is specifically designed for 
the non-accounting major and is con- 
cerned primarily with individual 

3552. 3 hours 
Computer Science II 

Advanced concepts in computer 
programming and a further intro- 
duction to quantitative methods are 
presented in the BASIC language. An 
introduction to other specialized 
languages including FORTRAN, 
COBOL, and GPSS will be provided to 
indicate more fully the popularly 
known potentials of computer 


application. Students will use the com- 
puter terminal and "canned programs" 
as well as write programs for special 
applications in business, economics, 
and science. Terminal Fee, $50.00. 
Prerequisite: 2511. 

4556. 3 hours 

Marketing Management 

The primary objective of this 
course is to pursue in depth the 
marketing concepts introduced in 
Marketing 3517 with particular em- 

phasis on the product planning view- 
point. Marketing program design and 
budgeting will be highlighted, and 
management principles will be applied. 
Prerequisite: 3517,4516. 

4558. 3 hours 

Directed Studies in 
Business and Economics 

An intensive study of diverse topics 
under the direct supervision of the 
Instructor. Prerequisite: consent of the 
Chairman of the Department. 



Division VI 


Studies In Elementary Education 

Oglethorpe University offers a program leading to the degree 
Master of Arts in Elementary Education. Graduates are eligible for 
T5 certification in Georgia and for comparable certification in other 

Program Approval: Georgia State Department of Education 

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 

Memberships: American Association of Colleges for Teacher 
Education, Atlanta Area Teacher Education Service. 

For application please write: 

Office of Admissions 

Oglethorpe University 

Atlanta, Georgia 30319 

or call 
233-6864 or 261-1441 


Division VI Graduate 
Studies In Elementary 


The Graduate Division offers work leading to the degree Master of 
Arts in elementary education. Completion of the master's program 
requires the following steps: 

1. Full admission to the Graduate Division. 

2. Admission to Candidacy. Apply after completion of twelve 
semester hours graduate credit at Oglethorpe. 

3. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive final examination. 
Apply after completion of all required courses but not sooner 
than one semester prior to expected graduation. 

4. Completion of thirty-six semester hours approved credit. 
Application for diploma should be made during the semester 
prior to anticipated completion of degree requirements. 


The Graduate Division is organized as one of the six academic 
divisions of Oglethorpe University. All graduate work is administered 
by the Graduate Division, which is governed by the Graduate Council 
under the policies of the University. The Graduate Council is the 
policy-making body chosen from the graduate faculty and adminis- 
tration, under the leadership of the chairman of the Graduate 

The purposes of the graduate program are to provide well-qualified 
students with the opportunity to obtain the first graduate degree, to 
provide members of the teaching profession with the opportunity to 
enhance their competencies and knowledge in the area of elementary 
education, including the opportunity for those teachers not desiring 
a graduate degree to enhance their knowledge and skills. Inherent in 
the guiding philosophy is the assumption that graduate study 
includes more than passing of prescribed courses and the meeting of 
minimum requirements. All students who receive graduate degrees 
must possess a broad knowledge of the literature of their field of 
study, be capable of sustained study, exhibit the power of 
independent thinking, and possess reasonable knowledge of the 
techniques of research. 



Upon recommendation of the chairman of the Graduate Council 
and approval of the Graduate Council, a person holding a bachelor's 
degree from an accredited college or university may be admitted to 
the Graduate Division. In addition to general requirements pre- 
scribed, the applicant must submit transcripts of all previous work 
completed, satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination 
(Aptitude Test), two recommendations (form provided) from pre- 
vious colleges attended and/or employers and, when deemed neces- 
sary, take validating examinations or preparatory work. Candidates 
not previously prepared for teaching must meet requirements for 
first professional certification before completing requirements for 
the master's degree. 


Application forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions 
of the University. Completed forms should be returned to the Office 
of Admissions as soon as possible but at least twenty days prior to 
the term in which the applicant expects to enroll. These forms 
should be accompanied by a $10.00 application fee (non- 
refundable). All material (completed forms, fee, transcripts, and test 
scores) should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, 
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia 30319. To insure proper 
consideration, all documents must be on hand at least twenty days 
prior to the proposed time of enrollment. All documents become the 
property of the University and will not be returned. 

If an applicant does not choose to enter the Graduate Division in 
the term indicated on the application, the applicant should notify 
the Office of Admissions of the change and indicate a new date of 
entrance, if applicable. Otherwise, the original admission will be 
cancelled, the file discontinued, and a new application will be 
required for admission at a later date. 

Admission to the Graduate Division does not imply ultimate 
acceptance as a candidate for an advanced degree. For admission to 
candidacy, see the section Admission to Candidacy. 

Information concerning the administration of the Graduate Record 
Examination may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or by 
writing: Education Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. 



Students may be admitted to the Graduate Division under any one 
of the following classifications: 

Regular. A student who has a cumulative grade point average of at 
least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, satisfactory scores on the GRE and the 
recommendation of the chairman of the Graduate Division, and who 
has completed all prerequisites required for admission may be 
admitted as a regular graduate student. 

Provisional. A person failing to meet one or more of the standards 
required for admission as a regular student or a qualified senior may 
be admitted under conditions specified at the time of admission by 
the chairman of the Graduate Council and approved by the Graduate 
Council. The provisionally admitted student may apply to the 
chairman of the Graduate Division for reclassification when the 
conditions have been met. Graduate courses completed by the 
provisional student may be counted toward a degree after the 
student has been reclassified as a regular student. 

A senior within six semester hours of completing requirements for 
the bachelor's degree may be permitted to enroll in courses for 
graduate credit provided that: (1) the student has the permission of 
the head of the education department and the chairman of the 
Graduate Division; (2) the student is otherwise qualified for 
admission to graduate study except for the degree, and (3) the total 
load in a semester would not exceed fifteen semester hours. Under 
no circumstances may a course be used for both graduate and 
undergraduate credit. 

Transient. A student in good standing in another recognized 
graduate school who wishes to enroll in the Graduate Division of 
Oglethorpe University and who plans to return thereafter to the 
former institution may be admitted as a transient graduate student. 
In lieu of full transcripts and regular applications the student must 
submit a transient student application form completed by the 
graduate dean listing specific courses to be taken for credit. Any 
student admitted on this basis should understand that registration 
terminates upon the completion of the work authorized by the 
degree-granting institution. If later electing to seek a degree from 
Oglethorpe University, the student must make formal application for 
admission and may petition to have credit earned as a transient 
student applied toward the degree at Oglethorpe University. 


Unclassified. A degree holder who is not a prospective candidate 
for a degree at Oglethorpe University, such as a person seeking to 
meet certification requirements or local school requirements, may be 
admitted without presenting test scores or recommendations. Credit 
earned by a student in this category may be counted toward the 
degree only with consent of the Graduate Council. 



Registration dates for each term are listed on page 5 of this 
publication. Several weeks prior to the beginning of each term, 
students may obtain from the Registrar's Office a schedule of classes 
for that particular term. 


Courses numbered 6000 are open only to graduate students. Arts 
and Sciences courses with 4000 numbers carry either undergraduate 
or graduate credit; graduate students, however, are expected to do 
more extensive reading, prepare additional reports, and/or produce 
papers or other projects requiring more extensive research. 

The maximum course load for any graduate student is fifteen 
credit hours per semester or six credit hours in a summer term. Any 
student serving as a graduate assistant must carry a reduced load. A 
person working more than thirty hours per week normally may not 
register for more than six hours credit per semester. In all cases, the 
graduate student is urged to register for only the number of hours 
which can be successfully completed. 


Upon admission to the Graduate Division, each student is assigned 
to a member of the graduate faculty in education who serves as 
advisor and guides the student in planning a program of study. 


The quality of work of courses taken in the graduate program is 
indicated by the marks A, B, C, and F. Grades of I and W are 
reserved for special cases. Listed below are requirements for each of 
these grades: 

A — Excellent, with four quality points for each credit hour 
B — Good, with three quality points for each credit hour 
C — Poor, with two quality points for each credit hour 
F — Unsatisfactory work or unofficial withdrawal 
I — Incomplete may be used if the student, because of unusual 
circumstances, is unable to complete the required work in the 
prescribed time interval, provided the student was doing 
satisfactory work. Such a grade must be removed by the 
completion of the work within one year or the I becomes an F. 


W — Official withdrawal may be permitted if the student's 
progress is interrupted by illness or other emergencies. 


Candidates for the master's degree must meet the following 
academic standards: 

1. The student's overall grade point average for work submitted in 
a graduate program must be 3.0 or higher. 

2. If, in any case, the candidate fails to maintain satisfactory 
academic standards, a review by the Graduate Council will 
determine the student's continuation in a graduate program. 


Application for the Master of Arts degree in elementary education 
must be filed with the chairman of the Graduate Division after the 
student has twelve semester hours of graduate study at Oglethorpe 
University. Application for admission to candidacy would be given or 
refused following an examination of the overall work of the student 
and careful review of the work completed at Oglethorpe. Notice of 
action taken on application for admission to candidacy would be 
given in writing to the student and to the student's advisor. The 
student seeking the Master of Arts degree in elementary education 
must furnish certification by the chairman of the Education 
Department of eligibility for first professional certification or include 
appropriate make-up work in the program. 


Required Hours. The program leading to the Master of Arts degree 
in elementary education will require completion of thirty-six 
semester hours of course credit beyond the bachelor's degree as a 
minimum requirement. The following minimum requirements must 
be included in the credit earned: 

Foundations of Education— nine semester hours 

Elementary Teaching Field courses— fifteen semester hours to 
include twelve semester hours required in elementary education. 


Residence. At least twenty-one semester hours of graduate work 
must be completed on campus. 

Time Limit. In any graduate program all work (including the 
comprehensive examination) must be completed within a six-year 
period. It is expected that the student will complete the program 
with reasonable continuity. 

Transfer, Extension, Correspondence Credit. A maximum of six 
semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another 
accredited institution subject to the following conditions: 
(1) transfer credit will not be considered prior to admission to 
candidacy; (2) work already applied toward another degree cannot 
be accepted; (3) work must have been completed within the six-year 
period allowed for the completion of degree requirements; (4) work 
must have been applicable toward a graduate degree at the institution 
where the credit was earned; (5) work offered for transfer must have 
the approval of the Graduate Division; and (6) acceptance of the 
transfer credit does not reduce the residence requirement. 

Under no circumstances may credit earned through correspond- 
ence work be applied toward satisfaction of degree requirements. 


A comprehensive final examination is required of all candidates 
for the master's degree at or about the time all other requirements 
have been met. The following regulations govern the administration 
of the comprehensive examination: 

1. The student must be registered when taking the examination. 

2. The examinations are developed and administered by such 
members of the Graduate Faculty as may be appointed by the 
chairman of the Graduate Division. 

3. The examination covers all work prescribed by the student's 
program of work, including transferred work. 


Graduate students are charged at the rate of $60.00 per semester 
hour. An application fee (non-refundable) of $10.00 must accom- 
pany the application. 

An application for degree must be made at least two months prior 
to commencement at which time a $15.00 diploma fee is due. 


Students who find it necessary to drop courses or change 
courses must secure an approval drop slip from the Registrar. 


Refunds are subject to the same requirements as explained in the 
chapter on Finances. 

Graduate Courses 


*6401. 3 hours 

Introduction to Research in 

A course dealing with the principles 
of research with particular emphasis 
upon the interpretation of and design 
of basic research in education. In- 
cludes use of and interpretation of 
statistical data. 

*6411. 3 hours 

Psychology of Learning 

This course examines human learn- 
ing and the conditions which affect it. 
Various types of learning — perform- 
ance, insight, and emotional — are 
considered with primary emphasis 
being placed on how learning occurs, 
rather than what is learned. Emphasis 
upon application of concepts learned 
will include use of films and simula- 
tion materials. 

*6412. 3 hours 

Social Studies for Elementary 

A course designed to enhance the 
competence and creativity of the 
teacher in Social Studies for the ele- 
mentary school grades. 

6413. 3 hours 

Language Arts for Today's 


Elementary language arts curric- 
ulum goals, content, and teaching 
problems are considered in sequence 
from kindergarten through the elemen- 
tary school. 

*6414. 3 hours 

Mathematics for Elementary 

Application of general teaching 

methods to mathematics and the study 
of mathematics materials, programs, 
and teaching skills are included in this 
course. Supplementary topics include 
the metric system, calculators and 

*6415. 3 hours 

The Teaching of Elementary 

This course focuses on developing 
the skills and attitudes needed to teach 
today's activity-oriented science cur- 
ricula. Each participant can adapt 
work to her or his needs and interests 
through choice of readings, activities, 
and development of materials. 

6416. 3 hours 
Children's Literature 

A course designed to enhance the 
competence and creativity of the 
teacher in children's literature for the 
elementary school grades. 

6417. 3 hours 
Music for Today's Schools 

A course designed to enhance the 
competence and creativity of the 
teacher in music for the elementary 
school grades. 

6418. 3 hours 
Art for Today's Schools 

A course designed to enhance the 
competence and creativity of the 
teacher in art for the elementary 
school grades. 

*6421. 3 hours 

Foundations of Education 

The study of historical and philo- 
sophical foundations of education 
from ancient times to today. Philoso- 


phy will be viewed within the histor- 
ical context of its development. 

6422. 3 hours 

Curriculum Innovation and 
Education Media 

A general study of various curricula 
in elementary schools and an in-depth 
study of one elementary curriculum. 
Includes an introduction to the media 
used in the study of teaching and 
learning and in the acquisition of skills 
and knowledge. The media include the 
means and agencies involved in educa- 
tion as well as the educational environ- 

6424. 3 hours 

Learning Difficulties 

This course addresses the problem 
of atypical students in the regular 
academic setting. Course content will 
concern students who have difficulty 
learning, how they can be identified 
and what can be done by classroom 
teachers to help them. Emphasis is 
given to basic understanding of a 
variety of learning difficulties, infor- 
mation screening procedures and 
appropriate instructional procedures 
for the regular classroom. How to 
make referrals and work with special- 
ists in the various areas of learning 
disabilities will be included. 

6429. T.B.A. 

Special Studies in Education 

*6431. 3 hours 

Modern Reading Instruction 

A study of the nature of reading 

with emphasis given to the skills re- 
quired -in reading. Basic principles, 
techniques, methods and materials 
which provide for differentiated in- 
struction are considered. 

6434. 3 hours 

Diagnosis and Remediation of 
Reading Problems 

A study of the nature of reading 
problems. Practice is given in the 
administration and interpretation of 
formal and informal diagnostic proce- 
dures. Corrective and remedial tech- 
niques, materials and procedures will 
be studied. Emphasis will be given to 
less severe disabilities. This course is 
designed for the experienced teacher. 
Prerequisite: 6431 or permission of 

6441. 3 hours 
Programs of Early Childhood 

A general study of current 
American early childhood programs. 
The course will include an examina- 
tion of the theories of human develop- 
ment underlying the various programs. 

6442. 3 hours 
Principles and Practices in Early 
Childhood Education 

The basic purpose of this course is 
to introduce students to principles, 
ideas and procedures for teaching 
children in preschool through fourth 
grade. The focus will be on practice 
and materials. 

♦Courses required for graduation. 



Manning M. Pattillo, Jr President 

B.A., University of the South; 

A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago 
Paul Kenneth Vonk President Emeritus 

A.B., Calvin College; M.A., University of Michigan; 

Ph.D., Duke University 
Charles L. Towers Assistant to the President 

B.A., University of Southern California; 

LL.D., Oglethorpe University 
G. Malcolm Amerson Dean of the College 

B.S., Berry College; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University 
Carl V. Hodges Dean of Continuing Education 

B.S., Georgia Southern College; M.Ed., Duke University; 

D.Ed., University of Georgia 
John B. Knott, III Dean of Administration 

A.B., University of North Carolina; 

M. Div., Duke University; Ph.D., Emory University 
Elgin F. MacConnell Dean of Services 

A.B., Allegheny College; M.A., New York University 
Charles P. Sullivan Director of Admissions 

A.B., Oglethorpe University; M.S., Georgia State University 
John A. Thames Dean of Students 

B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Columbia University; 

Ed.D., University of Southern California 
Esther Cowley Secretary to the President 


G. Malcolm Amerson Dean of the College 

Thomas W. Chandler, Jr Librarian 

George G. Stewart Assistant Librarian, 

Readers' Services 

Janell H. Levy Assistant Librarian, 


Dorothy Richardson Assistant Librarian Emeritus 

Mary Lou Mulvihill Library Assistant 

Ronnie Few Library Assistant 

Hilda Nix Associate Registrar 

Carrie Lee Hall Associate Registrar 

Marjorie M. MacConnell Registrar Emeritus 

Linda Bucki Secretary to the Dean 

Pat Elsey Secretary to the Faculty 


Charles P. Sullivan Director of Admissions 

James A. Nesbitt Associate Director of Admissions 

Robert W. Evans Director of Financial Aid 

Lois B. Rickard Assistant Director of Admissions 


C. Richard Mcintosh Admissions Counselor 

Richard D. Leber Admissions Counselor 

Roxann Deutsch Admissions Counselor 

Phia P. Kanellos Admissions Office Manager 

Pamela S. Beaird Secretary, Financial Aid 

Jacqueline L. Leatherwood Secretary, Admissions Office 


Jack M. Berkshire Director of Athletics 

Rich Knarr Director of Mens Intramurals 

Alice L. Richardson Women's Athletic Coordinator 

Frederick Baldwin Track Coach 

Ray Griffith Soccer Coach 


John B. Knott Dean of Administration 

Betty Amerson Business Office Manager 

John W. Ferry Director of Data Processing 

Toni Walker Accounts Receivable Clerk 

Nancy C. Specht Accounts Payable and Payroll Clerk 

Adrina Richard Bookstore Manager 

B. C. Payne Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 

Cleo Ficklin Receptionist 

Bettye Scott Secretary to the Dean 


Carl V. Hodges Dean of Continuing Education 

Marlene Howard Associate Dean of Continuing Education 

Pat Elsey Secretary 


John E. Mays Director of Development 

William M. Wolpin Director of Alumni Affairs and News Service 

Julie B. Rummel Secretary to the Director 


John A. Thames Dean of Students 

Shelvey Holland Director of Counseling Services 

and Career Development 

Kathryn Liss Director of Student Development 

Gordon W. Watts, Jr Director of Men's Housing 

Fostine Womble Director of Women's Housing 

Dr. Laurence Freeman Resident Physician 

Ann Bell University Nurse 

Birute P. Conley Secretary to the Dean 


Board Of Trustees 


Stephen J. Schmidt, Chairman 
Henry B. Green, Vice Chairman 
C. Edward Hansell, Secretary 
Howard G. Axelberg, Treasurer 


Mitchell C. Bishop '25 

Former Vice President and General Manager 
Tri-State Tractor Company 

Thomas L. Camp '25 

Chief Judge, State Court of Fulton County 

Allen Chappell 

Vice Chairman Emeritus, Georgia Public Service Commission 

Robert L. Foreman 

Former General Agent 

Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company 

J. Clyde Loftis '22 

Retired President, Kraft Foods 

Louis A. Montag 

Consultant, Montag & Caldwell 

Eugene O'Brien 

Consulting Engineer 

Roy D. Warren 


Joseph S. Alexander '60 
Building Contractor 

Norman J. Arnold '52 

President, The Ben Arnold Company 

Marshall J. Asher '41 

Assistant Territorial Controller, Sears Roebuck & Company 

Mary Bishop Asher '43 

Teacher, The Westminster Schools 

Howard G. Axelberg '40 
Chairman of the Board 
Liller, Neal, Battle & Lindsey 


Alonzo A. Crim 

Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools 

John W. Crouch '29 

Retired, Certified Public Accountant 

Virginia O'Kelley Dempsey '27 
Tampa, Florida 

Earl Dolive 

Vice Chairman of the Board 
Genuine Parts Company 

Elmo I. Ellis 

Vice President and General Manager 
Cox Broadcasting Company, WSB Radio 

William A. Emerson 

Vice President, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith 

Alice Bragg Geiger '42 

Teacher, Peachtree High School 

Charles B. Ginden 

President, Peachtree Bank & Trust Company 

George E. Goodwin 

President, Manning, Selvage & Lee— Atlanta 

Henry B. Green 

President, Cheves, Green & Davis 

Jesse S. Hall 

Executive Vice President, Trust Company Bank 

C. Edward Hansell 

Partner, Hansell, Post, Brandon & Dorsey, Attorneys 

Haines H. Hargrett 

President, Fulton Federal Savings & Loan Association 

James H. Hinson '49 

Superintendent, DeKalb County Schools 

Arthur Howell 

Partner, Jones, Bird & Howell, Attorneys 

E. Pendleton Jones '61 
Director of Activities 
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America 

Rev. Fitzhugh M. Legerton 

Pastor, Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church 

Edward D. Lord 

Vice President-Group, Life Insurance Company of Georgia 

Stephen C. May, Jr., M.D. '49 

James P. McLain 

Partner, Shoob, McLain, Merritt & Lyle 


Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. 

President, Oglethorpe University 

William C. Perkins '29 

President, Atlanta Brush Company 

Creighton I. Perry '37 

President, Perma-Ad Ideas of America, Inc. 

Garland F. Pinholster 

President, Matthews Super Markets 

Mack A. Rikard '37 

President, Allied Products Company 

Stephen J. Schmidt '40 

President, Dixie Seal & Stamp Company 

Russell P. Shomler 

Retired Partner, Haskins & Sells 

Kenneth R. Steele '49 

Vice President, United Carolina Bancshares, Inc. 

Howard R. Thranhardt '35 

Charles L. Towers 

Retired Vice President, Shell Oil Company 

John L. Turoff 

Partner, Brookins & Turoff, Attorneys 


Board Of Visitors 


George L. Harris, Chairman 
Talmage L. Dryman, Vice-Chairman 
Paul Dillingham, Secretary 


Charles W. Bastedo 

Senior Vice President and General Manager 
Atlantic Steel Company 

The Reverend Dwight S. Bayley '61 

Associate Minister, Peachtree Presbyterian Church 

George C. Blount 

President, Blount Construction Company 

The Reverend William K. Borden '63 

Associate Minister, Decatur Presbyterian Church 

Warde Q. Butler, III '69 

Vice President, Southeast Wholesale Furniture Company 

Hiram E. Camp 

Vice President, Fulton National Bank 

Gilbert R. Campbell, Jr. 

Executive Vice President, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce 

Edward L. Chandler '49 

President, E. L. Chandler Company, Inc., Publishers 

Rodney M. Cook, C.L.U. 
Senior Sales Consultant 
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America 

Paul Dillingham 

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer 
The Coca-Cola Company 

John L. Dixon '71 

Atlanta Office Manager, Hudson & Marshall, Inc. 

Herbert E. Drake, Jr. 
Drake & Funsten, Inc., Consulting Engineers 

Talmage L. Dryman 

President, The Talmage Dryman Company 

Thomas F. Erickson 

Vice President, Walters, Erickson & Boland, Inc. 


Samuel G. Friedman 

President, AFCO Properties, Inc. 

Edward S. Grenwald 

Partner, Hansell, Post, Brandon & Dorsey, Attorneys 

George L. Harris, Jr. 

Senior Vice President-Trust 

The Citizens & Southern National Bank 

Gilbert C. Hastings 

Agent, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company 

Larry W. Hayes 

Trust Officer, National Bank of Georgia 

Sanford Howard, C.P.A. 

Partner, Harris, Kerr, Forster & Company 

Stanley R. Krysiak 

Assistant Labor Relations Manager 
Lockheed-Georgia Company 

Ray P. Lambert 

Retired, McDonough Development Corporation 

Lee N. Lindeman 

President, Southern Belting & Transmission Company 

John T. Morris 

Partner, Coopers & Lybrand 

Walter B. Russell 

Chairman, DeKalb County Commission 

John R. Seydel 

Chairman of the Board, Seydel-Woolley & Company 

O. K. Sheffield '53 

Vice President, Fulton National Bank 

Robert E. Sibley 

Chairman of the Board 

Sibley, Flemister & Company, Inc. 

H. Hamilton Smith 

Senior Trust Officer, Trust Company of Georgia 

J. Donally Smith 
Smith, Harman, Asbill, Roach & Nellis 

Lee Robert Smith 

President, Lee Robert Smith Associates 

M. M. "Muggsy" Smith '28 

Vice President Insurance Division and Consultant 
Cottee & Company 

Thomas J. Withorn 

Vice President and Trust Officer, First National Bank 


The Faculty 

Grady Malcolm Amerson 

Associate Professor of Biology 

B.S., Berry College; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University 

Leo Bilancio 

Professor of History 

A.B., Knox College; M.A., University of North Carolina 

James Arthur Bohart 

Assistant Professor of Music 

B.S., M.M., Northern Illinois University 

William L. Brightman 

Assistant Professor of English 

A.B., Ph.D., University of Washington 

Thomas W. Chandler 
Associate Professor 
B.A., M.Ln., Emory University 

Barbara R. Clark 

Associate Professor of English 

B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., University of Kansas; 

Ph.D., University of Georgia 

Robert J. Fusillo 

Associate Professor of English 

A.B., M.S., Fort Hays Kansas State College; Ph.D., The Shakespeare 

Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon), University of Birmingham (England) 

Roy N. Goslin 

Professor of Physics and Mathematics 

A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., University of Wyoming; 

Sc.D., Oglethorpe University 

William Brady Harrison 

Associate Professor of Chemistry 

B.S., Oglethorpe University; Ph.D., University of Georgia 

Charlton H. Jones 

Assistant Professor of Business Administration 

B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan 

J. B. Key 

Professor of History 

A.B., Birmingham-Southern College; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D.. The 

Johns Hopkins University 

David W. Knight 

Callaway Professor of Education 

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



John Knott 

Associate Professor of Philosophy 

A.B., University of North Carolina; M.Div., Duke University; Ph.D., Emory 


Triska H. Loftin 
Lecturer in Art 
B.A., West Georgia College; M.A., University of Georgia 

Elgin F. MacConnell 

Associate Professor of Education 

A.B., Allegheny College; M.A., New York University 

Manuel J. Maloof 

Visiting Lecturer in Political Studies 

James R. Miles 

Professor of Business Administration 

A.B., B.S., University of Alabama; M.B.A., Ohio State University 

Henry S. Miller 

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics 
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University 

Brian W. Moores 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

B.S., Bates College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois 

David K. Mosher 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

B.A., Harvard University; B.S.A.E., M.S.A.E., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of 


Bob W. Neal 

Lecturer in Radio and Television Communication 
B.A., Northern Illinois University 

Philip J. Neujahr 

Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

B.A., Stanford University; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University 

Ken Nishimura 

Fukaishi Professor of Philosophy 

A.B., Pasadena College; B.D., Ashbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory 


Marlene A. Oliver 

Assistant Professor of Education 
B.S., M.Ed., Miami University of Ohio 

William Paul Orzechowski 

Assistant Professor of Economics 

B.A., Park College; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic 


Philip F. Palmer 

Professor of Political Science 

A.B., M.A., University of New Hampshire 


Robert B. Raphael 

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics 

B.S., Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Harvard University 

Theodore A. Rosen 

Assistant Professor of Psychology 

A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; M.S., University of Bridgeport; 

Ph.D., University of Connecticut 

Daniel L. Schadler 

Assistant Professor of Biology 

A.B., Thomas More College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University 

Johnna Shamp 

Associate Professor of Psychology 

B.A., Georgia State University; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University 

Brian Sherman 

Assistant Professor of Sociology 

B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University 

Ben Smith 

Lecturer in Art 

B.F.A., Atlanta School of Art; M.F.A., Tulane University 

George S. Stern 

Lecturer in Business 

A.B., J.D., Vanderbilt University 

John C. Stevens 

Assistant Professor of Education 

A.B., University of Denver; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Georgia 

William A. Strozier 

Instructor in Foreign Languages 

A.B., Emory University; M.A., University of Chicago 

T. Lavon Talley 

Professor of Education 

B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Auburn University 

Linda J. Taylor 

Assistant Professor of English 

A.B., Cornell University; Ph.D., Brown University 

John A. Thames 

Professor of Education 

B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Columbia University; 

Ed.D., University of Southern California 

David N. Thomas 

Associate Professor of History 

A.B., Coker College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina 

Martha H. Vardeman 
Professor of Sociology 
B.S., M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., University of Alabama 


George W. Waldner 

Assistant Professor of Political Science 

A.B., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University 

Victoria L. Weiss 

Assistant Professor of English 

B.A., St. Norbert College; M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University 

George F. Wheeler 
Professor of Physics 
A.B., Ohio State University; M.A., California Institute of Technology 

Philip P. Zinsmeister 

Associate Professor of Biology 

B.S., Wittenberg University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois 



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