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U N I I V E R S I T Y~ 

Bulletin, 1982-1983 



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V E R S 1 T Y 

Bulletin, 1982-1983 


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 university of arts and 
sciences under the standards of the Southern Association of Col- 
leges and Schools. It is also approved for teacher education by the 
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. r^^ ^\ 


Oglethorpe makes no distinction in its admissions policies or pro- 
cedures on grounds of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, 
or physical handicap. 

Table of Contents 

University Calendar 1 

Purpose 2 

Education in The EngiisFi TVadition 5 

History 8 

Buildings and Grounds 12 

Admissions 16 

Financial Assistance 23 

Finances 33 

Student Life 38 

Academic Regulations 47 

General Information 52 

The Curriculum 54 

Division 1 Humanities 63 

Division II Social Studies 74 

Division 111 Science 78 

Division IV Education and Behavioral Science 88 

Division V Business and Economics 99 

Division VI Graduate Studies in Early Childhood 

and Middle Grades Education 107 

Graduate Courses 114 

Board of Trustees 117 

The Faculty 119 

Administration 122 

Board of Visitors 125 

Index 127 


^rsity Calendar 


August 29 

Residence Halls Open 

August 30 

Orientation and Tfesting for Fiew Students 

Registration for Returning Students 

August 31 


September 1 

Classes Begin 

September 6 

Labor Day Holiday 

September 7 

Last Day to Add a Class 

riovember 25-26 

Thanksgiving Holidays 

December 13-18 

Final Examinations 


January 16 

Residence Halls Open 

Orientation for Mew Students 

January 17 


January 18 

Classes Begin 

January 21 

Last Day to Add a Class 

February 11 

Oglethorpe Day Convocation 

March 4 

Spring Vacation Begins at 4:00 P.M. 

March 21 

Classes Resume at 8:00 A.M. 

May 9-14 

Final Examinations 

May 15 



May 13 

Final Registration Date 

May 16 

Classes Begin 

June 3 

Mini-Session Ends 


June 10 

Final Registration Date 

June 13 

Classes Begin 

July 4 

Independence Day Holiday 

August 19 

Summer Session Ends 

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Over a quarter of a century ago, Philip Weltner, then President of 
the University, wrote an introduction to the catalog in which he ex- 
pressed his ideas about the aims and purpose of the college. Ogle- 
thorpe was to be "a small college, superlatively good." That has 
always been its purpose. Dr. Weltner elaborated on the philosophy of 
the University in the following paragraphs: 

"The Oglethorpe Idea is to forge the strongest possible link be- 
tween the academic' and practical,' between human understand- 
ing' and 'know-how,' between culture' and proficiency,' between 
past and present. We are persuaded that there is ultimately no con- 
tradiction between the concepts represented in each of these usually 
divorced pairs. 

"There can be no basic disagreement among educators and lay- 
men about the common elements of the student's real needs and in- 
terests. 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 should not be an escape from work. Education should 
therefore encompass the twin aims of making a life and making a liv- 
ing. But inescapably his 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 com- 
munity 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 in- 
fluence for good in their community and earn a living by honest ef- 
fort. 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 con- 
tacts go beyond the living and embrace the seers of all the ages, who 
as his companions should inform his mind and enlarge his vision. 

"We therefore stand for a program of studies which makes sense 
from first to last, which hangs together, and which promotes this 
desired result. Mot only in professional training but also in the educa- 
tion of the human personality, the materials of instruction must have 
a beginning, point in a definite direction, and prepare for all that en- 
sues. 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 

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their fellows. Living in community, with human understanding, in- 
volves arts in which we are all equally concerned." 

Throughout Dr. Weltner's 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 live, in his social life, and in his career. A good education is 
one that pervades a life in all its facets, and is not, like fancy china, 
used only on Sunday. 

The post-World War II world has changed greatly, but the Ogle- 
thorpe Idea has not changed. The aim of a good education is still, as 
Dr. Weltner put it, to enable our students to live in community, with 
human understanding.' Our own community is small, allowing 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 ones membership in an 
academic community dedicated to the intelligent pursuit of the 
means to a better world. Our core of required courses does more 
than give the student an overview of the world in which he lives; it 
gives him a common background with educated people everywhere. 

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Education in the 
English Tradition 

American higher education, as we know it today, has been in- 
fluenced primarily by three ideas of what a college or university 
ought to be. The first is the model of the English college, particularly 
in the form developed at Oxford and Cambridge in the 18th and 19th 
centuries. Most of the older institutions in the United States were pat- 
terned on the English colleges of that period. Many thoughtful 
observers have concluded that this is the finest type of collegiate 
education produced by Western civilization. 

The second idea is that of the German university, especially of the 
19th century. This model, which has had enormous influence on 
American universities, stresses professional education (as in 
medicine and law), graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree, and 
specialized research. The German university idea was imported into 
the United States by Johns Hopkins and other institutions in the last 
century and has left its mark on every college and university in this 

The third idea or model is that of the land-grant college, a unique- 
ly American institution created by the Morrill Act, passed by Con- 
gress in 1862. This model emphasizes large-scale technical educa- 
tion and service to agriculture and industry. It has contributed 
especially to education in such fields as engineering and agriculture 
and has been the basis on which many of the state universities have 
been built. 

Oglethorpe University stands firmly in the tradition of the English 
college. Established in 1835 and named after General James Edward 
Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, the University was patterned on 
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, General Oglethorpe's alma mater. It 
would be overstating the matter to say that Oglethorpe University 
has been untouched by the other two conceptions of higher educa- 
tion, but it has certainly been shaped principally by the English tradi- 
tion of collegiate education. 

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What are the distinctive features of that tradition? Hundreds of 
books have been written on the subject, perhaps the most influential 
of which is John Henry Hewman's The Idea of a University, one of the 
great educational classics. 1 shall mention only five characteristics 
that have made this kind of college widely admired: 

IThe colleges in the English tradition emphasize broad edu- 
• cation for intelligent leadership. They believe that this is a 
more useful undergraduate education for the able young person 
than technical training for a specific job. 

2 Colleges such as Oglethorpe stress the basic academic 
• competencies — reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning 
— and the fundamental fields of knowledge — the arts and sciences. 
Many high schools and colleges neglect these disciplines today, but 
they continue to be the essential tools of the educated person. 

3 Close relationships between teacher and student are in- 
• dispensable to this type of education. A teacher is much 
more than a conveyor of information (the invention of the printing 
press made that notion of education obsolete). Rather, the most im- 
portant function of the teacher is to stimulate intellectual activity in 
the student and to promote his development as a mature person. 
Factory-like instruction, conducted in huge classes, is the very an- 
tithesis of the English tradition. 

4 A collegiate education is far more than simply "taking" 
• courses. It is a process of development in which campus 
leadership opportunities, residential life, athletics, formal and infor- 
mal social functions, aesthetic experiences, and contact with 
students from other cultures, in addition to classroom exercises, all 
have their proper place. Versatility and ability to lead are important 
goals of undergraduate education. 

5 no claim is made that this is the appropriate education 
• for everyone. Many young people are better fitted for 
technical or vocational schools. Others have little aptitude for 
leadership and no Interest in Ideas or theoretical questions. At Ogle- 
thorpe our experience has been that, in general, an applicant should 
rank in the top third of college-bound students if he is to succeed in a 
strong college of arts and sciences. 

As we approach our 143rd year, we are proud of our English 
heritage and are convinced that this is the kind of education most 
needed in the world today. 

(This statement was prepared by Manning M. Pattillo, Jr, President, 
for the 1977 Annual Report.) 

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One of the Souths oldest and finest colleges, Oglethorpe, was 
chartered on December 21, 1835, as a result of the efforts of a group 
of Georgia Presbyterians. The founders named the new college after 
General James Edward Oglethorpe, the distinguished leader of 
Georgia in its earliest days. 

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

Tor nearly three decades after its founding, Oglethorpe University 
grew steadily in stature and influence. Its president during most of 
that time, Samuel K. T^lmage, provided gifted leadership and 
gathered about him a faculty of unusual ability, at least two of whom 
would achieve national 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 col- 
lege 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 the University 
became a casualty of war. Her students marched away to become 
Confederate soldiers; her endowment was lost in Confederate bonds; 
her buildings were converted to barracks and a hospital. Toward the 
end of the war General William T. Sherman's army, during its destruc- 
tive march to the sea, visited the University but left the property 

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 deter- 
mination of Thornwell Jacobs, a noted Presbyterian minister, to re- 
establish Oglethorpe. He enlisted the support of Presbyterian chur- 
ches throughout the South and East and of influential individuals 
and groups in Atlanta. His vision materialized in 1915 with the laying 
of the cornerstone of the first building (later named Phoebe Hearst 
Memorial Hall) on the present campus. Oglethorpe alumni from the 
classes of 1860 and 1861 were present for the historic ceremony, 
thus linking the old Oglethorpe with the new. 

Dr. Jacobs was subsequently 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 con- 

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tributions several buildings were constructed, including Lupton Hall, 
site of the present administration building; Lowry Hall, the Universi- 
ty s library; and Hearst Hall, which now serves as a classroom facility. 

Oglethorpe, under the leadership of Dr. Jacobs, was soon recogn- 
ized as one of the Souths 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 books and other objects 
representative of 20th Century America, which is to remain sealed 
until the year 8115, 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 dedication of the 
Crypt in 1940. 

Several other interesting projects began during the Jacobs ad- 
ministration, including an unsuccessful attempt to relocate the re- 
mains 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. The 
University received national attention in 1932, when President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke on the campus and received an honorary 

A new chapter opened in the history of Oglethorpe in 1944 when 
Philip Weltner assumed the presidency and, with a group of faculty 
associates, including Gerhart niemeyer, George Seward, and 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 ap- 
pointed, the academic program was further developed, and there 
was a gradual expansion of the size of the student body. Special men- 
tion should also be made of George Seward, who contributed impor- 
tantly 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 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. Dur- 
ing his administration the following buildings were completed: five 
men's dormitories — Jacobs, Welter, Alumni, Oglethorpe, and 
Trustees; a beautiful university center: a women's dormitory, Jtaer 

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Hall; and a science center, Qoslin Hall. In addition, all of the older 
buildings were extensively remodeled, giving Oglethorpe an attrac- 
tive 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 ex- 
perience and as preparation for leadership. The expansion of Ogle- 
thorpe's program of continuing education, the attraction of students 
from abroad, increasing selectivity in admissions, and the accelera- 
tion of financial development are other areas that have received par- 
ticular 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. 


Carlyle Pollock Beman, 1836-1840 

Samuel Kennedy Talmage, 1841-1865 

William N. Cunningham, 1869-1870 

David Wills, 1870-1872 

ThornwellJacobs, 1913-1943 

Philip Weltner, 1944-1953 

James Whitney Bunting, 1953-1955 

Donald Wilson, 1956-1957 
Donald Charles Agnew, 1958-1964 
George Seward, Acting 1964-1965 
Paul Rensselaer Beall, 1965-1967 

Paul Kenneth Vonk, 1967-1975 
Manning Mason Pattillo, Jr., 1975- 

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and Grounds 


Lowry Hall houses the University library. Among its outstanding 
features are a variety of study areas, a large reading-reference room 
on the first floor, and an outdoor reading patio. 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 

The collection of over 186,500 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 alum- 
nus), and other collections of autographed books and unique 
volumes. The library has the only known contemporary oil portrait of 
General Oglethorpe. 

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

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

The library is open seven days a week during the regular academic 
year. On five days it is open day and evening. 


The Student Center is the hub of campus life. It houses the stu- 
dent lounges, television room, recreational facilities, snack bar, post 
office, book store, student activity offices, conference rooms, the 
cafeteria, and dining room. 


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 con- 
tains 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 

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Registrar, and the Admissions Office are on the first floor; the Office 
of the President, Dean of Administration, Dean of Students, Office of 
Counseling and Career Development, Office of Development and 
Alumni Affairs are on the second floor. The Office of Financial Aid is 
on the third floor. The ELS Language Center, which opened in 1975, 
occupies much of the third floor. The language laboratory and the 
reading laboratory are located on the second floor. 

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


Phoebe Hearst Hall was built in 1915 in the handsome neo-Qothic 
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 of- 
fice building. Most classes, with the exception of science and math- 
ematics, 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 1977. 

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


Qoslin Hall was completed in 1971 and houses the science depart- 
ment. Laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics, and modern 
lecture halls, are located in the building. Qoslin Hall was named in 
honor of Dr. Roy H. Qoslin, Professor Emeritus of Physics, for his 
many years of dedicated work for the college and the nation. A new 
physics laboratory, made possible by a grant from the Olin Founda- 
tion, was opened in 1979. 


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

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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. Private rooms are available. Located adja- 
cent to Goodman hall are three newly resurfaced tennis courts. 


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. Thronwell Jacobs. Constructed 
in 1968, these buildings were refurbished in 1977. The three story 
structures house all male resident students. A $1.2 million redesign 
of the complex began in 1979. 


The Student Health Center is located 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 underwent major renovation in 1979. The building is 
named for the late R.E. Dorough, a former Tt-ustee of the University. 


The most recent additions to the campus are a six-lane, all- 
weather, reslite track and a new intramural field. These improve- 
ments provide modern facilities for the soccer and track teams. The 
intramural football and softball teams use the new facilities as well. 

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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 prob- 
able success at Oglethorpe. In making its judgments, the Committee 
considers the nature of students' high school programs, their 
grades, the recommendations of their counselors and teachers, and 
their scores on aptitude tests. In recent years, the Admissions Com- 
mittee has become increasingly selective. Admission is competitive, 
and the academic ability of the Oglethorpe student body is well 
above the average for the region and the country. 

Candidates for admission as freshmen must present a satisfac- 
tory high school program. In addition, the student must submit 
satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the Col- 
lege Entrance Examination Board, or American College Testing Pro- 
gram 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 En- 
trance Examination Board, Box 592, Princeton, H.J. 08540. 

The Oglethorpe application form contains a list of the materials 
which must be submitted by the applicant. Ho application will 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 Ad- 
missions 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 an- 
nounced by the University. 


There are two testing programs through which students may earn 
credit or exemption for required or elective courses. These two pro- 
grams 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. 

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Within the testing program are two categories. The General Ex- 
aminations cover the areas of English Composition, Humanities, 
Mathematics, natural Science, and Social Science — History. A max- 
imum of thirty semester hours may be earned with acceptable scores 
in the General Examination. Minimum acceptable scores are 500 for 
each general area and 50 in each sub-total category. The Subject Ex- 
aminations are designed to measure knowledge in a particular 
course. A minimum acceptable score of 50 in a subject examination 
is required for credit. 


The University invites and urges those students who have taken 
the Advanced Placement examinations of the College Entrance Ex- 
amination Board to submit their scores for consideration toward col- 
lege 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; exemp- 
tion but not credit will be given in the appropriate area from basic 
courses for students presenting a grade of 3; neither credit nor ex- 
emption will be given for a grade of 2; maximum credit to be allowed 
to any student for advanced placement tests will be thirty semester 


Applicants for transfer from other recognized institutions of 
higher learning are welcome 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 deci- 
sion of the Admissions Committee in the regular way. 

The same information is required of the transfer student as for the 
entering freshman, with the following exception: 

High school records and test scores are not required of 
students having more than one full year of transferable 

Transfer students must submit transcripts of all previous college 
work. A separate official transcript from each college attended must 
be received before any action will be taken on the application. 

Oglethorpe University will accept as transfer credit courses com- 
parable 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, 

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two years of transfer work is the maximum given without such deci- 
sion, 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 on probation or exclusion from another institu- 
tion will not be accepted, with the following exception: 

Students who have not been enrolled in any institution for 
five years will be considered for admission by the admis- 
sions committee. 

Transfer students having a QPA of less than 2.3 (on a 4,0 scale) will 
automatically be reviewed by the admissions committee. 

Oglethorpe will not accept a "D" grade as transfer credit, unless a 
student has graduated from an accredited junior college, or a "D" 
grade is followed by a "C" grade or better in a normal sequence 
course (i.e.. General Biology I and 11). 

Transfer students who have earned the Associate of Arts degree at 
an accredited junior college will be awarded two years of credit. The 
remaining two years of academic credit will be determined by the 
Dean of the College in consultation with the Registrar, the ap- 
propriate 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 (USAFl) 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 as those students not working 
toward a degree at Oglethorpe, They are limited to a maximum of 
five courses (15 semester hours). Special students must meet the 
following requirements: 

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1. Reference letter 

2. Five years since high school attendance 

3. High school graduate or successful passage of General 
Education Development test 

If a special student completes 15 semester hours at Oglethorpe 
and desires to continue, he will automatically be required to apply 
for change of status to degree-seeking and be subject to the same re- 
quirements as the degree-seeking student. Exception: 

Those students already holding a bachelor's degree from 
an accredited institution will not be required to change to 
degree-seeking status unless they desire to work toward 
another degree at Oglethorpe. 
All students changing from special to regular status are subject to 
review by the Admissions Committee. 

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 Ogle- 
thorpe. 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 apply. 

Admission is offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Inter- 
views 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 needs and interests. 

Two special programs are offered for adults who desire to reenter 
the academic environment. One is a Study Skills Workshop which in- 
cludes the following topics: motivation for study, concentration and 
memory, time management, reading improvement, note-taking, and 
test-taking. The other program is a seminar that covers topics like 
financial planning, personal readjustment, child care, values 
clarification, goal setting, and personal affirmation. 

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

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

All students from nations where English is not the native 
language must meet one of the following requirements to be con- 
sidered for admission: 

1. Complete level 108 from an ELS language center. 

2. Score a minimum of 500 on the TOEEL. 

3. Score 400 or more on the verbal section of the Inter- 
national Scholastic Aptitude Test. 

4. Have a combined 2.30 QPA with no grade below a C in 
English courses from an accredited college or university 
with a minimum of two courses completed. 

All international students' secondary school credentials are sub- 
ject to the acceptable criteria stated from their individual country in 
the AACRAO world education series, governed by the national Coun- 
cil on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials, 1717 Mas- 
sachusetts Avenue, HW, Washington, DC 20036. 

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 and 
complete level 108. 

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 interna- 
tional 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 ELS students. 

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

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All correspondence concerning admission should be addressed to 
the Office of Admissions, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia 
30319. After receiving the application form, the applicant should 
complete and return it with an application fee of $20.00. 

Entering freshmen must also submit the following: letter of 
reference from a high school counselor or teacher; official transcript 
of high school work; and S.A.T. or A.C.T. scores. Transfer students 
must submit the completed application form with the $20.00 ap- 
plication 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 Direc- 
tor of Admissions and the Admissions Committee will review the ap- 
plication. Within two weeks, the applicant will be notified of the com- 
mittee s decision. If accepted, the student will be required to submit 
an enrollment deposit to reserve accommodations for the ap- 
propriate term. Dormitory students submit a deposit of $200.00; 
commuters $100.00. While the deposit is not refundable, it is ap- 
plicable toward tuition fees. 

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

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Oglethorpe University provides students with an opportunity to 
obtain financial assistance for part of their educational expenses. 
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 Pell Grant (Basic Educa- 
tional Opportunity Grant). In completing the Financial Aid Form, the 
student will receive his Student Eligibility Report for the Pell 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 
complete 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 from $500 to $1900. For freshmen, these awards are 
based on the applicant's aptitude test scores (SAT or ACT). For upper- 
classmen and transfer students, these awards are based on the 
cumulative, grade point average of the applicant. Participation in ac- 
tivities, leadership, citizenship, and potential for success constitute 
important criteria 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. 

Presidential Scholarships provide a stipend of $10,000 for the 
four years of undergraduate study. To receive this award, a candidate 
must rank in the top 1% of his graduating class, have achieved a 
combined score of at least 1200 on the SAT or a composite score of 
28 on the A.C.T., and have demonstrated superior leadership 
qualities in secondary school. These scholarships are awarded by the 
President of the University upon the nomination by the Director of 
Admissions and with the unqualified recommendation of the can- 
didate's secondary school. 

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) is available for full- 
time Georgia residents who attend and seek their degree at Ogle- 
thorpe. 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 cost prohibitive 
due primarily to high 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 1982-83 school year, this 
grant is $675.00 per academic year. Pio Financial Aid Form is re- 
quired for this program since family financial need is not a factor in 
determining eligibility. 

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Pell Grant (Basic Educational Opportunity Grant) 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 pro- 
gram 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.Q., a student must be 
enrolled or accepted for enrollment and must be capable of main- 
taining normal progress toward the achievement of a degree. Ap- 
plication for these funds is made by filing a Financial Aid Form. 

national Direct Student Loans (Pi.D.S.L.), previously called na- 
tional Defense Student Loans, are long-term, lou' cost educational 
loans to students u'ho have demonstrated 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 four per- 
cent annual rate beginning six months after the borrower's educa- 
tion 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, a volunteer under Title 
I - Part A of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act, a full-time volunteer 
in a similar tax-exempt organization, 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 a student 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 

Guaranteed Student Loans (G.S.L.) and Federally Insured Stu- 
dent Loans (F.LS.L.) are long term loans available through banks, 
credit unions, and other lending institutions. Students desiring to 
seek a loan in this manner should consult with the Director of Finan- 
cial Aid for additional information. A student must earn thirty (30) 
semester hours each twelve months in order to continue to receive 
this loan. 

Parents Loans for Undergraduate Students (P.L.U.S.) are 
relatively long term loans available through banks, credit unions, 
and other lending institutions. Parents desiring to seek a loan from 
this program should consult with the Office of Financial Aid for addi- 
tional information. 

Georgia Incentive Scholarship (G.I.S.), as defined by the Georgia 
Student Finance Authority is a "program created by an act of the 
1974 Georgia General Assembly in order to establish a program of 
need-based scholarships for qualified Georgia residents to enable 

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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. 

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. Ho 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 Office of Finan- 
cial Aid. 


Applicants for a Pell Grant, national Direct Student Loan, Supple- 
mental Educational Opportunity Grant, or College Work-Study must 
meet the following criteria: 

1. Student must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. 

2. Be enrolled on at least half-time basis (6 hours) in a regular 
degree-seeking program. 

3. Student must maintain satisfactory progress" in the course of 
study. Satisfactory progress means that a student must earn twenty- 
four (24) semester hours each twelve months in order to continue 
receiving financial aid. 

In addition, students must remain in good standing. The following 
standards are used to determine good standing: 

number of Hours Completed Grade Point Average 

0-15 1.5 

16-30 1.7 

31-45 1.9 

46-60 2.0 

61-75 2.1 

76 and above 2.2 

Students not making satisfactory progress may re-establish 
eligibility when they have earned the required twenty-four hours and 
obtained the respective cumulative grade point average. All ap- 
plicants who re-establish their eligibility must have an appointment 
with the Director of Financial Aid prior to receiving financial aid 

4. Students may not be in default on a student loan or obligated 
to pay a refund on a previous federal program. 

5. Establish financial need by filing a Financial Aid Form. 

6. Be an undergraduate student who has not previously received a 
Bachelor's degree. Graduate students may apply for financial aid 
from the National Direct Student Loan or the College Work-Study 

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7. Applicants may not be a member of a religious community, 
society, or order who by direction of his/her community, society, or 
order is pursuing a course of study at Oglethorpe, and who receives 
support and maintenance from his community, society, or order. 


All awards, except College Work-Study earnings, are disbursed to 
students by means of a direct credit to their account. Each semester 
transfer is dependent upon final approval of the Director of Financial 
Aid. Each student must acknowledge receipt of the awards prior to 
their being credited to a student s account. 


The application procedure for the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educa- 
tional 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 1 st, indicating 
that Oglethorpe University should receive a copy. 

3. Upon receipt of eligibility report for the Pell Grant Program, 
send it to the Office 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 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 applica- 
tion from the Office of Financial Aid. The application procedure for 
all other assistance programs may be determined by contacting the 
Office of Financial Aid. 


Renewal applications for all programs are available from the Of- 
fice of Financial Aid. Students must meet the eligibility requirements 
indicated above and file the appropriate applications for each pro- 
gram. Deadline for receipt of a completed financial aid file is May 1. 
Applicants whose files become complete after this time will be con- 
sidered based upon availability of funds. 

Applicants for renewal of Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants 
must be filed no later than the last day to register for each semester. 

Renewal of the Presidential Scholarship is based on (1) completion 
of 30 semester-hours per regular academic year with at least a 3.2 

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grade point average, (2) leadership in one or more extracurricular ac- 
tivities, and (3) a record of exemplary conduct. 

Renewal of the Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarships is based 
upon the applicants accumulated grade point average and par- 
ticipation in extracurricular activities. A renewal applicant must 
have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for a merit award 
and must have earned thirty hours during the preceding academic 

A student who fails to meet the published criteria for reasons 
beyond his control may request special permission, through appeal, 
to attend summer school to meet the specified criteria. Withdrawal 
to maintain a grade-point-average is an insufficient reason for 


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

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

The Estelle Anderson Crouch Endowed Scholarship is the first 
of three scholarships given by Mr. John W. Crouch, Class of 1929. 
These scholarships are awarded annually without regard to financial 
need to students who have achieved high academic standards. 

The Catherine Shepard Crouch Endowed Scholarship is a 
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 Endowed Scholarship, 
the third scholarship endowed by Mr. Crouch, is 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 Endowed Scholarship is awarded 
annually to a deserving student who has attained exceptional 
academic achievement. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, 
Hew 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 En- 
dowed Scholarship is a scholarship endowed by the late Mrs. Mill, 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 Endowed 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 

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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 Endowed 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 eduation and the 
humanities, and is based on financial need, academic standing, and 
dedication of purpose. 

The Lowry Memorial 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 Virgil W. and Virginia C. Milton Endowed Scholarship Fund 
was established through the gifts of their five children. Mr. Milton 
was a 1929 graduate of Oglethorpe University and a former chairman 
of the Board of Trustees. He received an Honorary Doctor of Com- 
merce degree from Oglethorpe in 1975. The annual award is based 
on the applicant's financial need, academic achievement, and 
leadership ability. 

The E. Rivers and Una Rivers Endowed 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 

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

The Steve and Jeanne Schmidt Endowed 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 national Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship was 
established in 1971 by the Association's Board of Directors. The 
scholarship is awarded annually to an Oglethorpe student based 
upon financial need, scholarship, and qualities of leadership. 

The Earl Blackwell Endowed Scholarship Fund was established 
by Earl Blackwell, distinguished publisher, playwright, author, and 
founder of Celebrity Services, Inc., headquartered in Hew York. The 
scholarship is awarded to deserving students with special interest in 
English and the performing arts. Mr. Blackwell is a 1929 graduate of 
the University. 

The Dondi Cobb Endowed Scholarship is in memory of Dondi 
Cobb who was a student at Oglethorpe during the 1976-77 academic 

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year. The award is given to a student who has an interest in athletics 
and who is a freshman or sophomore in his first year at Oglethorpe. 

The David, Helen, and Miriam Woodward Endowed Scholarship 
Fund provides assistance to students who meet the criteria for an 
Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship. The award is based upon 
superior academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial 

The George A. tlolloway, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund is nam- 
ed for Dr. George A. Holloway, Sr, a physician and a graduate of the 
class of 1928. The Scholarship will be awarded each year to an 
outstanding and deserving student who is preparing to enter the 
field of medicine. 

Michael Archangel Corvasce Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Fund has been established by his parents. Dr. and Mrs. Michael Cor- 
vasce, of tiauppauge, Hew York, and friends in memory of Michael Ar- 
changel Corvasce, Class of 1979. The scholarship recipient will be 
selected annually from the three pre-medical students who have the 
highest cumulative grade-point average through their junior year 
and plan to attend an American medical school. This scholarship, 
which perpetuates Michael Archangel Corvasce s interest in Ogle- 
thorpe and medicine, will take into consideration the moral 
character of the candidates as well as their academic qualifications. 

The Dr. Keiichi Piishimura Endowed Scholarship Fund for Inter- 
national Students was established by his family in memory of Dr. 
Keiichi Hishimura, a Methodist minister who served in the slum areas 
of Tokyo for over 50 years. These scholarships, the first for interna- 
tional students at Oglethorpe, will be awarded to able and deserving 
international students and are based on financial need, academic 
achievement, and leadership potential. One of Dr. nishimura s sons, 
Kei, is an Oglethorpe graduate. Class of 1970; and another son. Ken, 
is Professor of Philosophy at the University. 


The Richard h. Fretz Memorial Music Scholarship is an annual 
award for applied lessons in music. The scholarship is provided by 
Mrs. Richard H. Pretz, a member of the Board of Visitors of the 
University, in memory of her husband, Richard H. Pretz. 

The north DeKalb Rotary Club Fop Crow Scholarship Fund 
provides an annual scholarship to a student who meets the re- 
quirements for the Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship program. 
Professor L. "Pop' Crow was a faculty member at Oglethorpe and 
founder of the north DeKalb Rotary Club. 

The J. Mack Robinson Annual Leadership Atuards are provided 
by Mr. Robinson, a friend of the University, for students who have 
demonstrated outstanding leadership in their high school or college 
activities. These awards recognize both academic excellence and 
leadership capabilities. 

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The Barbanel Annual Scholarships are provided through the 
gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Sid M. Barbanel (Anne Mathias), members of the 
Class of 1960. The scholarship awards are based upon financial need 
and satisfactory progress in a course of study, and are for a rising 
junior and senior at the University. 

The Richard F. Ehlers Annual Scholarship is awarded to a stu- 
dent who has demonstrated unquestionable integrity and high 
ethical standards, the qualities demonstrated by Mr. Ehlers and 
recognized by his friends, who provide the funds for this award. 

The Elizabeth B. Kercher Annual Scholarship is awarded each 
year to a deserving student in the Division of Science and 
Mathematics. This scholarship is funded by Mrs. Kercher, a friend of 
the University. 

The William C. Perkins Annual Scholarship Fund is named in 
honor of Mr. William C. Perkins, class of 1929, and a long-time Trustee 
of the University. The Fund was established by Mr. Perkins's sister, 
Mrs. Florence Perkins Ferry, and is awarded to an outstanding stu- 
dent in the Division of Business Administration and Economics. 

Georgia Federal Savings Scholarship is awarded annually to an 
entering freshman. Candidates must graduate from accredited high 
schools in Georgia; must enter the University in the same year as 
their graduation from high school; and must pursue courses in 
either business or industrial management. Applicants must have ap- 
plied for financial assistance; have been admitted to the University; 
and demonstrate academic excellence for the past 3V2 years of high 
school work and rank in the upper 25% of their high school class. 
The award is provided by Georgia Federal Savings and Loan Associa- 
tion, Atlanta. 

Shell Companies Foundation has made a five-year grant commit- 
ment to the University for faculty development and student 
assistance. An annual award of $500 is available to outstanding 
students in the areas of science and mathematics. 


The Olivia Luck King Student Loan Fund provides short term 
loans to enrolled students. The fund was established by Mrs. King's 
husband, Mr. C.H. King. Mrs. King was a member of the class of 1942, 
and Mr, King received his Master's degree from Oglethorpe in 1936. 

The David n. and Lutie F. Landers Revolving Loan Fund provides 
short-term loans for needy and deserving students. The fund was 
established through the bequests of Mr. and Mrs. Landers. 

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Leadership Scholarships are available to students with superior 
academic ability and special talents in important fields of extracur- 
ricular activity. The program will include such activities as debating 
and public speaking; publications, both journalistic and literary; 
elective office, including student government; choral performance; 
social service; and athletics. 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 undergradu- 
ates. Scholarships in amounts up to full tuition and room and board 
are awarded to superior students with good character and leadership 
capability who can contribute significantly to one of the fields of ex- 
tracurricular 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 attending 
Oglethorpe. Students must be nominated by members of the faculty 
or staff in order to be considered for an award. 

Recipients of funds from this program will be expected to main- 
tain 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 by the Director of 
Financial Aid. 

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The fees, costs and dates listed below are for 1981-82. The fees for 
1982-83 will be determined in October and will be approximately 
10-12^'o higher. 

The tuition charged by Oglethorpe University represents only 65''o 
of the actual expense of educating each student, the balance coming 
from endowment income, gifts, and other sources. Thus, every Ogle- 
thorpe undergraduate is the beneficiary of a hidden scholarship. At 
the same time, 75 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 $1,775 per semester. Room and board is $975 per 
semester. Students who desire single rooms are assessed an addi- 
tional $190 per semester in all residence halls except Traer hall. 
Trustees Mall, and Alumni Hall. In these, the single room charge is an 
additional $230 per semester. 

The tuition of $1,775 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 28. Students taking more than 16 hours during a 
semester are charged $65 for each additional hour. Payment of tui- 
tion and fees is due two weeks prior to Registration Day each 
semester. Failure to make the necessary payments will result in the 
cancellation of the student's registration. Students receiving finan- 
cial aid are required to pay the difference between the amount of 
their aid and the amount due by the deadline. Students and parents 
desiring to pay expenses in installments should contact their lend- 
ing institutions or other sources such as Tuition Plan, Inc. Hew 
students who require on-campus housing for the Fall term are re- 
quired to submit an advance deposit of $200. Hew 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. 

Upon payment of the room and board fees, each student is 
covered by a basic Health and Accident policy. Full-time students 
residing off campus may purchase this insurance for approximately 
$40 per year. In addition, any student covered by the basic policy 
may purchase the Major Medical Plan for $15 a year. International 
students, students participating in any intercollegiate sport, and 
students participating in intramural football or basketball are re- 
quired to have this major medical coverage or its equivalent. 

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

1. DAMAGE DEPOSIT: A $100 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 

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keys and other college property must be returned and the required 
checkout procedure completed prior to issuance of damage deposit 
refunds. This deposit is payable at Fall registration. Students who 
begin in the Spring term must also pay the $100 damage deposit. 

2. QRADUATiriQ SEHIOR: Diploma fee of $30. The following lists 
the total payments for certain student classifications: (Fees for 
1982-83 will be approximately 10-12*'/() higher than those listed 

Full time, on-campus student: 

Fall, 1980 Spring, 1981 

Tuition $ 1 775.00 Tuition $ I 775.00 

Room & Board 975.00 Room 6c Board 975.00 

Damage Deposit 100.00 Damage Deposit — 

Major Medical (optional) 1 5.00 Major Medical (optional) — 

Advance Deposit — 1 00.00 Advance Deposit — 1 00.00 

Full-time commuting student: 

Fall, 1980 Tuition $1775.00 Spring, 1981 Tuition $1775.00 

Advance Deposit —50.00 Advance Deposit —50.00 

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


Fees for 1982-83 will be approximately 10-12"/o higher than those 
listed below. 

Students enrolled part-time in day classes during the Fall or 
Spring semesters will be charged $ 125 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. 


Fees for 1981-82 will be approximately 10-12% higher than those 
listed below. 

Students who are enrolled as evening school students will be 
charged $215 per three semester hour course. To qualify for this 
special tuition rate during the Fall and Spring semesters, a student 
must take all courses in the evening. The rate for four-hour lab 
courses is $300 including a $15 laboratory fee. 


Fees for 1982-83 will be approximately 10-12% higher than those 
listed below. 

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All students enrolled in Summer School will be assessed $215 per 
three semester hour course. The rate for four-hour lab courses is 
$300 including a $15 laboratory fee. 

Students desiring residence hall and food service accommoda- 
tions are charged $325 per five-week session for a double room, 
$385-$395 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 
the drop/add week. After the drop/add period, the professor must 
approve the change in schedule. The professor may issue one of the 
following grades: withdraw passing (W), withdraw failing (WF). 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 in- 
structor 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, withdrawal failing, or failure due to excessive absences. 
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 con- 
secutive classes. This will result in an automatic decrease in 
payments to the student. Reinstatement in a course is at the discre- 
tion 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 F"inancial Aid must sign the with- 
drawal 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. 

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The University lias demonstrated a commitment by admitting and 
providing the necessary programs for all students and feels the 
student must also demonstrate a commitment in their academic 

Since insurance coverage begins on the payment date and the fee 
is not retained by the University, it will not be refunded after registra- 
tion 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., tuition, room and board) are subject to the refund 

The date which will be used for calculation of a refund for with- 
drawal 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. 

In the following schedules, "class day means any day during 
which the University conducts classes. 


Before 1st class day 100% 

By the end of the 7th class day 75% 

By the end of the 14th class day 50% 

By the end of the 20th class day 25% 


Changes in schedule by the end of the 7th class day 100% 

Changes in schedule by the end of the 10th class day 75% 

Changes in schedule by the end of the 16th class day 50% 

Changes in schedule by the end of the 20th class day 25% 

In order to administer the refund policy equitably, 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, rio refund will be processed until classes have ceased for the 
semester in progress. 

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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 ex- 
periences are planned to help the student acquire the arts of leader- 

Education for leadership must be based on the essential 
academic competencies — reading, writing, speaking, and reason- 
ing. 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 Insists that its students achieve ad- 
vanced proficiency in these skills. In addition, students are 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 leader- 
ship in the improvement of our community and our society. 


Oglethorpe University wishes to provide for each student the op- 
portunity of adequate adjustment to college life. Because we take 
pride in our tradition of close personal relationships, we have 
organized an orientation program to provide these relationships, as 
well as much needed information about the University. 

The program has been developed to assist students through small 
group experiences. Information is disseminated which acquaints the 
student with the academic program and the extracurricular life of 
the campus community. Thorough understanding of the advising 
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 during the first semester. Topics discussed during these ses- 
sions will meet the needs of the developing student and will help the 
student assimilate his college experiences. Freshman students, hav- 
ing completed the orientation program and the series of seminars, 
will be better prepared to understand and appreciate their educa- 
tional development. 


Oglethorpe University takes the position that it is deeply con- 
cerned with the total development of the individual as a competent 

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student and as a highly responsible citizen both on the campus and 
in the community. The University's high standards of personal con- 
duct and responsibility are an expression of its confidence 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 


Undergraduate life at Oglethorpe is, in a large sense, one of a 
democratic community; student government is mainly self-govern- 
ment. The Oglethorpe University Student Association, consisting of 
the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamen- 
tarian 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 notices posted. All students are urged to at- 
tend. 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. 

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The following studetit organizations sponsor active programs on 
the campus: 

Alpha Chi - national Academic 

Alpha Phi Omega - national 

Service Fraternity 
Alpha Psi Omega - Drama 

Beta Omicron Sigma - 

Business Honorary 
Black Student Caucus 
Catholic Student Organization 
Chemistry Affiliates of the 

American Chemical Society 
Collegiate Chorale 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Freshman Honor Society - 

Local Scholastic Honorary 
Hillel Foundation 
International Club 
Karate Club 

Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship 
Oglethorpe Players - 

Dramatic Society 
Omicron Delta Kappa - national 

Leadership, Scholarship and 

Service Honorary 

Outdoors Club 

Phi Alpha Theta - national 

History Honorary 
Politics and Pre-Law 

Psychology and Sociology Club 
Rudd - Local Male Intramural 

Team and Social Club 
Sigma Zeta - national 

Science Honorary 
Stormy Petrel - Student 

Student national Education 

Association - Preprofessional 

Education Association 
Thalian Society - Intramural 

Debating Club 
The Tower - Literary Magazine 
Yamacraw - Student Yearbook 
Young Americans for Freedom - 

Conservative Student 



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 sororities are Chi Omega and Delta Zeta. 

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 In- 
terfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, and the University. 

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At Oglethorpe University the students who participate in inter- 
collegiate competition are considered to be students first and 
athletes second. All students engaged in athletics must satisfy the 
same academic requirements as other students. There are no 
scholarships which are based solely or primarily on the athletic abili- 
ty of the student, however, Oglethorpe provides a program of Leader- 
ship Scholarships and Merit Awards which are described in another 
section of this bulletin. Many students who are interested in sports 
and are superior academically can qualify for these forms of 


Oglethorpe University offers intercollegiate competition in 
basketball, track, cross country, soccer, and tennis for men and in 
tennis, volleyball, track, and cross country for women. 

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


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. 

Internships are available to students in all academic programs. 
Opportunities can be arranged in business, government, education, 
social services, and health care institutions. Detailed information is 
available through the Student Affairs Office. 


The Counseling Service at Oglethorpe provides confidential pro- 
fessional assistance to students experiencing psychological or social 
problems. Though academic advising is the responsibility of 
individually-assigned faculty mentors, students encountering 
unusual academic difficulties may wish to consult a counselor regar- 
ding possible contributing factors. Assistance in developing effec- 
tive study skills is also available both in special workshops and, if 

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needed, in individual conferences. Psychological tests are 
sometimes utilized in conjunction with the counseling process when 
circumstances indicate that these would be helpful. 


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

A four year program of career development is available to in- 
terested students. The program provides guidance with career deci- 
sions and specific job preparation. Special attention is given to the 
improvement of skills in conducting meetings, strengthening 
organizations, interviewing, constructing resumes, and public 

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 
and made available to all students and alumni. In addition, a central 
placement file is maintained on all students and alumni who com- 
plete 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 Souths greatest city offers Oglethorpe 
students many cultural advantages. The Atlanta Symphony Or- 
chestra performs during the fall and winter m.onths in the Memorial 
Arts Center. The Atlanta Ballet Company schedules performances 
from riovember 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 day students. 

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There are five men s residence hails and two women s halls. Each 
complex has a Resident Director and a staff of student Resident 

All students living in the residence halls are required to par- 
ticipate in the University meal plan. Meals are served in the Univer- 
sity Center, nineteen meals are served each week. Ho 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 subscribe to a Basic Student Accident and 
Sickness Insurance Plan provided by the University. Full-time 
students living off campus may purchase this insurance. In addition 
any student covered under the Basic Policy may purchase an op- 
tional Major Medical Plan for an additional charge. 

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

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 stu- 
dent will be requested to withdraw. Readmission to the University 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 regula- 
tions. This publication provides all the necessary information about 
the University which will aid each student in adjusting to college life. 


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

The Donald C. Agnew Award For Distinguished Service: This 

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award is presented annually by the Oglethorpe Student Association 
and chosen by that body to honor the person who, in their opinion, 
has given distinguished service to the University. Dr. Agnew served 
as President of Oglethorpe University from 1957 to 1964. 

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

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 

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 Brinkler, to the student having the highest achieve- 
ment in the courses of philosophy and religion. 

The Yamacraw Awards: These are designed to recognize students 
who are outstanding members of the Oglethorpe community; eight 
of these awards are given on the basis of spirit, participation, 
academic achievement, and fullfillment 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 a committee of students, faculty 
and administrators, and who meet the requirements of the publica- 
tion Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Univer- 

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 Player's Awards: These awards are presented to those 
members of the student body who show excellence in the field of 

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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. 

The Alpha Fhi Omega Award: This award is presented by Alpha 
Phi Omega Traternity to the student, faculty, or staff member who 
best exemplifies the organization's three-fold purposes of leader- 
ship, friendship, and service. 

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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 
"W" or "WF", depending upon the circumstances of the withdrawal. 
Students who do not meet all the requirements of a course are given 
an ']" (incomplete) at the end of the semester. If the requirements 
are met by the end of the next term, the I is replaced by the regular 
grade. If they are not met within this time, the grade automatically 
becomes an "V." Grade structure and quality points are as follows: 

A Superior 4.0 

B Good 3.0 

C Satisfactory 2.0 

D Passing 1.0 

r Failure 0.0 

FA Failure: Excessive Absences 0.0 

W Withdrawn 0.0 

WF Withdrawn Failing 0.0 

I Incomplete 0.0 

P Passing (used in special cases) 0.0 

AU Audit (no credit) 0.0 


Though the grade of D is regarded as passing, the University 
believes that students, in order to graduate, must exhibit more abili- 
ty than that required by the lowest passing mark. Therefore, a stu- 
dent, in order to graduate from Oglethorpe, must compile an over-all 
minimum average of 2.2. ho student will be allowed to graduate 
unless this minimum is met. 


A minimum of 120 semester hours is required, of which the last 
sixty must be earned at Oglethorpe except in exceptional cases (see 
page 18). 

All core courses (or the equivalent for transfer students) plus a 
major must be completed. Requirements for majors in the various 

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disciplines are listed under each section dealing with the major pro- 

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: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of 
Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Arts in 
Education. For the Bachelor of Arts degree majors are offered in the 
following areas: American Studies, Economics, Education (Early 
Childhood, Middle Grades, and Secondary - with concentrations 
available in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), 
English, General Studies, History, International Studies, Philosophy, 
Political Studies, Psychology, and Sociology. For the Bachelor of 
Science degree majors are offered in the following fields: Biology, 
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Medical Technology. For the 
Bachelor of Business Administration degree majors are offered in Ac- 
counting, Business Administration, and Economics. 

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 an accredited 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 mentors to make certain that all 
conditions are met. 

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normally the evaluation of academic progress is done at the end 
of the Fall and Spring semesters. Any new students, freshman or 
transfer students, who fail to pass any subject during their first 
semester will be dismissed. 

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. Students on probation for two consecutive semesters will 
be dismissed. 

The following standards are used to determine good standing: 

number of Hours Completed Grade Point Average 

0-15 1.5 

16-50 1.7 

31-45 1.9 

46-60 2.0 

61-75 2.1 

76 and above 2.2 

Any student who fails to meet these minimum standards is placed on 

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. 

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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, 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 an 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 follows: 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 be eligible for graduation with honors, 
a student must complete the last 60 semester hours of work at 


lb comply with the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974, 
commonly called the Buckley Amendment, Oglethorpe University in- 
forms the students of their rights under this act in the student hand- 
book. 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 informa- 
tion may be obtained from The "O" Book and from the Office of the 

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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. 


The University's Division of Continuing Education offers a variety 
of educational opportunities to adults in the metropolitan Atlanta 
area. Included are credit courses in the liberal arts and business, 
non-credit courses, and educational experiences designed to meet 
the specific needs of employers of organizations and members of 
vocational groups. 


An evening— weekend credit program serves two groups: those 
wishing to take a limited number of courses for special purposes and 
those who desire to earn baccalaureate degrees. Degree programs 
are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and 
General Studies. Classes meet two nights a week (Monday and 
Wednesday; Tuesday and Thursday) and on Saturday mornings. The 
academic year is divided into three full terms — Fall, Spring and 
Summer — and an abbreviated term in May. To qualify for the special 
tuition rates offered evening— weekend students, a student must 
take all coures in the evening or on Saturdays. 


The Division of Continuing Education serves as the University's 
community service arm as it provides non-credit courses for adults. 
Carefully planned courses meet varying educational needs of adults 
living in the University's area. Classes meet on weekday evenings in 
Tall, Winter and Spring terms. 


Training needs of business, industry, government and vocational 
groups in the north Atlanta area are met through individually 
designed seminars, workshops and conferences. Emphasis is placed 
on training for managers, with a Certificate in Management awarded 
to individuals who complete the prescribed course of study. 

Additional information is available from Dean of Continuing 
Education at (404) 233-6662. 

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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 V: Business 
and Economics 


Business Administration 


Division VI: Graduate 

M.A. Early Childhood and 
Middle Grades Education 

Interdisciplinary Offerings 

American Studies 
International Studies 
Physical Fitness 

Division I: The Humanities 



Foreign Languages 




Division II: Social Studies 

Political Studies 

Division III: Science 

Medical Technology 

Division IV: Education and 
Behavioral Sciences 

Early Childhood Education 

Middle Grades Education 

Secondary Education 



Social Work 

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 program of courses. It is the opinion of the faculty that 

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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 knowl- 
edge and skills than is the planned and cohesive core which is re- 
quired at Oglethorpe. 

In addition, it continues to be University policy to provide instruc- 
tion of the highest quality in the core courses. Ho 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 members of the faculty. 

The following is the core program: 

rreshman Seminar 1 hour 

(required of Freshman only) 
Western Civilization I 

and II 6 hours 

Introduction to 

Political Studies 3 hours 

One of the following: 3 hours 

Modern World 

International Relations 

Constitutional Law 

American History 
Introduction to Economics . . .3 hours 
Introduction to Sociology . . . .3 hours 
Introduction to Psychology . . .3 hours 
One of the following: 3 hours 

Introduction to Philosophy 

Ethics and Social Issues 

•English Composition 0-9 hours 

Oneof the following: 3 hours 

Music Appreciation 

Art Appreciation 
Two of the following: 6 hours 

American Literature I 

American Literature II 

English Literature I 

English Literature II 

English Literature III 

English Literature IV 

Western World Literature I 

Western World Literature II 
Mathematics 3 hours 

* * Biological Science 3 hours 

* * * Physical Science 3 hours 


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 plus 5" or '4 plus 4" indicates that the course carries 
6 or 8 semester hours of credit, respectively, for two semesters of 

•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 1, 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. 

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Upon entering Oglethorpe University eacii student is assigned a 
faculty mentor who assists him in the preparation of his 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 in- 
clude 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 depart- 
ment. Major programs are offered in the following areas: 

Accounting General Studies 

American Studies History 

Biology International Studies 

Business Administration Mathematics 

Chemistry Medical Technology 

Economics Philosophy 

Education-Early Childhood Physics 

Education-Middle Grades Political Studies 

Education-Secondary Psychology 

English Sociology 


Students seeking a broadly based educational experience involv- 
ing 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 Col- 
lege of Art for approximately three years. 

The student is required to complete 3 credit hours in Art Apprecia- 
tion and at least 6 credit hours in Art Studio electives at Oglethorpe. 
In addition, the student completes six credit hours in second 
semester Foundation Design at The Atlanta College of Art, preferably 
during the fourth semester at Oglethorpe. (This requirement or an 
equal substitute must be met before the student is enrolled for in- 
troductory Studio classes at ACA.) 

Upon successful completion of all of the core requirements plus 
the aforementioned art electives, the student enrolls at The Atlanta 

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College of Art and completes 78 credit hours in Introductory and Ad- 
vanced studio and 12 credit hours in Art History electives. 

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 par- 
ticipating in the dual-degree program must meet the entrance re- 
quirements 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 re- 
quire the completion of courses in one of the branches of engineer- 

The recommendation of the engineering advisory committee at 
the end of the three years of liberal arts 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 preengineer- 
ing schools are slightly different, the student is well advised to con- 
sult early and frequently with the members of the engineering ad- 
visory committee. 


An individually planned major must include the following: com- 
pletion 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 se- 
quence of courses including 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); and 
completion of at least 36 semester hours in courses designated as 
advanced courses. 

Among the majors of this type are Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre- 
Seminary, Pre-Professlonal Health Studies. The degree awarded is a 
Bachelor of Arts. 

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Pre-Medlcal/Pre-Professional Health Studies 

Programs can be designed in the General Studies major that will 
provide a student with appropriate background for admission to pro- 
fessional schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, 
veterinary medicine, nursing, physical therapy and other allied 
health fields. Specific course requirements for admission to the pro- 
fessional schools vary, both with the individual school and with the 
particular program, and students should plan their Oglethorpe 
courses with the aim of fulfilling the specific admission require- 
ments. Summaries of the admission requirements are given in 
various publications available from the faculty in Oglethorpe s 
Science Division. Pre-medical students, for example, should consult 
the annual bulletin of Medical School Admission Requirements 
published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The 
Oglethorpe Science Faculty are prepared to assist the student in con- 
tacting professional schools, and the student should endeavor to do 
this early in their course work at Oglethorpe and no later than their 
second semester of studies. This will enable the student and the 
Oglethorpe mentor to design the proper sequence of courses and to 
establish an appropriate time frame for completion of requirements. 

All schools of professional health science recognize the impor- 
tance of cL broad education background. A coordinated program 
which includes extensive study in the natural sciences and mathe- 
matics, development of communication skills, and serious explora- 
tion of the social sciences and humanities is most desirable. First 
year courses should generally include General Biology 1 and II, 
General Chemistry I and II, English Composition I and II and ap- 
propriate Mathematics courses; courses In subsequent years are 
chosen to fulfill the student's specific needs. 

Professional option is available to highly qualified students seek- 
ing admission to appropriately accredited colleges of medicine, den- 
tistry and veterinary medicine. This option allows students to enter 
their respective professional schools at the end of their junior year. 
Credit is awarded at Oglethorpe for the academic credit earned dur- 
ing the first year of professional school. In allied health fields, suc- 
cessful completion of work in an accredited program and a 
minimum of 60 semester hours credit earned at Oglethorpe must be 
presented for a student to be considered for the degree Bachelor of 
Arts in General Studies with a concentration in pre-professional 
health studies. 


Undergraduate students planning to enter law school after 
graduation from Oglethorpe should realize that neither leading law 
schools nor the American Bar Association endorse a particular pre- 
law major. The student is advised, however, to take courses that 

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enhance the basic skills of a liberally educated person; reading with 
comprehension, writing, speaking, and reasoning in quantitative 
terms. The student is encouraged to become more familiar with 
political, economic, and social institutions as they have developed 
historically and as they function in contemporary society. Students 
are referred to the Pre-Law Handbook, which is available from the 
prelaw advisors, for a more complete discussion of the desirable 
aspects of a pre-law curriculum. 


Pre-seminary students should plan a liberal arts curriculum with 
emphasis on philosophy, religion, English and foreign language 
courses. A faculty mentor will aid in the selection of a particular field 
of study. For further guidance, the chairman of the flumanities Divi- 
sion makes available a list of courses recommended by the American 
Association of Theological Schools. Juniors and seniors are en- 
couraged to take an internship related to their course work. 


Interdisciplinary majors are offered in American Studies and Inter- 
national Studies. Students who choose one of these majors should 
notify the Registrar so that an appropriate advisor may be assigned. 


This major allows students to take courses in a number of 
disciplines. The required courses in American Literature and 
American History may not be used to satisfy core requirements. The 
course in Introduction to American Studies should be taken in the 
sophomore year. The seminar courses are to be taken in the junior 
and senior years. A "C ' average in major coursework is required for 

The requirements of the major include: 

1 . Completion of the following nine courses: 

2141 Introduction to American Studies 

32 15 American History to 1865 

52 16 American history Since 1865 

22 15 American Intellectual History 

2127 American Literature 1 

2128 American Literature II 

3141 Junior Seminar in American Studies 
4141 Senior Seminar in American Studies 
32 1 7 The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945 

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Completion of six of the following courses: 

4123 Major British and American Authors 

4214 The American Civil War and Reconstruction 

4216 Twentieth Century American History 

2223 Constitutional Law 

3222 American Political Parties 

4223 Diplomacy of the United States 

2222 State and Local Government 

4221 Public Administration 

3477 The Community 

4121 Special Topics in Literature and Culture 

2134 History and Literature of American Music 

3132 Music in America Since 1940 

2522 United States Economic and Business History 

3421 Introduction to Education 

2472 Statistics 

3526 Labor Economics 

4525 Public Finance 


The International Studies is an interdisciplinary major which 
seeks to develop the student's appreciation of the multi-cultural 
global environment. The major helps to prepare students for careers 
in international commerce, the travel and convention businesses, in- 
ternational banking and finance, and government. The major also 
provides an appropriate undergraduate background for the profes- 
sional study of business, public policy, and law. 

The requirements of the major include: 

1. The completion of the following five courses: 

2221 The Modern World 

2224 International Relations 

3214 Europe Since 1918 

3471 Cultural Anthropology 

4523 International Economics 

2. Completion of four of the following courses: 

2214 History of England, 1603 to the Present 

32 13 Europe in the 19th Century 

3221 Comparative Government 

3553 International Business 

4212 Russian History 

4222 Seminar on Japan and China 

4223 Diplomacy of the U.S. 
3527 Economic Development 

3. Four semesters of a foreign language study or demonstration 
of proficiency in a foreign language which would be equivalent 
to four semesters of study. 

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One of the summer study-travel courses (Eastern Studies 1 and 
II or Cultural Studies of Europe I and II) or the equivalent. 


2141. Introduction to American Studies 3 hours 

A comprehensive survey designed to orient students to an inter- 
disciplinary approach to the study of the United States, history and 
literature will be emphasized as fundamental methods of study, but 
the broader range of disciplines including political studies, art, 
music, sociology, psychology, and economics will also be presented 
as fields through which a study of America can be organized. 

3141. Junior Seminar in American Studies 3 hours 

A course designed to allow students experience in bringing their 
special interests to a study organized by the instructor. The instruc- 
tor will assign a series of books and articles which offer varying ap- 
proaches from fiction to sociological studies. Students will be 
responsible for making presentations which supplement the 
readings. Prerequisite: 2141 and junior standing. 

4141. Senior Seminar in American Studies 3 hours 

A course designed to direct projects by advanced students. 
Students will propose a thesis and prepare a major paper. The first 
half of the course will consist of lectures and discussions to provide 
the class a common base of knowledge. During the second half of 
the semester, students will complete a major paper and share this 
experience with the class. Prerequisite: 3141 and senior standing. 

1 101 . Physical Fitness for Living 3 hours 

A course designed to provide students the understanding and 

awareness of one s fitness potential through proper nutrition and 
aerobic exercise. Evaluation of personal fitness levels in the areas of 
stress, cardio-respiratory endurance, muscle strength, body com- 
position, flexibility, and identification of coronary risk factors will 
assist the student in preparing for a balanced and healthy life. 

1 102. Fitness Through Lifetime Sports I hour 

A course designed to provide instruction in the skills, knowledge, 

and understanding of various sports that can be enjoyed throughout 
a person's lifetime. Acquainting students with the history, rules, and 
techniques, and offering individual instruction in these sports will 
help the student maintain fitness through wholesome recreation. 
Prerequisite: 1101. 

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Division I: 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student 
should consult the appropriate faculty member in the department 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: The Classics through the Renaissance; English Literature: 
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance; English Literature: The 17th 
and 18th Centuries; English Literature: The Piovel; English Literature: 
The Romantics and the Victorians; American Literature: The Puritans 
to Realism; American Literature; The Twentieth Century; Modern 
Literature; and four electives from among upper (3000 and 4000) 
level courses, excluding Creative Writing. 

C 1 20. Basic English 3 hours 

This course is for students who need special help in English. It em- 
phasizes the fundamentals of grammar and composition. Students 
assigned to this course will take it as a prerequisite to C 121. 

C 1 2 1 . English Composition I 3 hours 

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

C 1 22. English Composition li 3 hours 

Short papers and the research paper, introduction to literary 
criticism and other kinds of specialized writing. 

1 121, 1 122. Public Speaking I, II 3 plus3 hours 

Seeks to develop skills in the techniques of effective public speak- 
ing. The format is designed to produce a poised, fluent, and ar- 
ticulate student by actual experience, which will include the prepara- 
tion and delivery of formal and informal talks on approved subjects. 

2120. Communication Skills Development 3 hours 

This course is designed specifically for adults who wish to improve 

their communication skills. A general introduction to communica- 
tion theory will be followed by in-class laboratory experiences 
designed to enhance clearer, more exact, and more effective com- 
munication, including written, verbal, and non-verbal communica- 
tion skills. Prerequisites: C 1 2 1 , C 1 22 or permission of the instructor. 
Evening students only. 

2121. Western World Literature: 

The Classics through the Renaissance 3 hours 

The writings that form a background to western culture: Greek 
mythology and drama, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance literature. 

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Major authors include Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. 
Prerequisites: C121 and CI 22. 

2122. Western World Literature: 

The Enlightment to the Present 3 hours 

Works of major continental writers since the eighteenth century, 
including Qoethe, Tolstoy, Kafka, and Faulkner. Prerequisites: CI 2 I 
and C122. 

2123. English Literature: 

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance 3 hours 

Reading and discussion of the best works from among the earliest 
writings in English (from 700 to 1616). Major works and writers in- 
clude Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Malory, 
Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. Prerequisites: CI 21 and CI 22. 

2124. English Literature: The 17th and 18th Centuries 3 hours 

A survey of the poetry, drama and prose in English written by ma- 
jor authors between 1600 and 1780, such as Ben Jonson, Webster, 
Donne, Brown, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Samuel Johnson. 
Prerequisites: CI21 and CI 22. 

21 25. English Literature: The Novel 3 hours 

A survey of the English novel from the early 18th century to the 
early 20th century. Major writers include Fielding, Austen, Dickens, 
Emily and Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Thackery and flardy. Prere- 
quisites: C121 and CI 22. 

2 1 26. English Literature: The Romantics and the Victorians 3 hours 

A survey of the poetry and non-fiction prose of England in the 

nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Major writers include 
Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Carlyle, and Yeats. Prere- 
quisites: C121 and CI 22. 

2 1 27. American Literature: The Puritans to Realism 3 hours 

A survey of fiction, poetry, essays and journals written by 
Americans between 1607 and 1890. It explores how being American 
has affected these writers both as artists and as individuals, and 
relates that factor to other important aspects of the social, cultural, 
and intellectual history of the United States and Europe during this 
period. Prerequisites: C121 and CI 22. 

21 28. American Literature: The Twentieth Century 3 hours 

A continuation of 2127, from 1890 to the present, emphasizing 

major writers such as Stephen Crane, Dreiser, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, 
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Bellow. Prerequisites: CI 21 
and C122. 

2129. Modern Literature 3 hours 

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 twentieth-century authors. 

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2130. Intern Experience in Drama 

Students participating in dramatics at Oglethorpe may earn one 
to three hours of academic credit per semester (but no more than 
four hours of credit per academic year) on a pass/ fail basis. Because 
enrollment in this Drama Internship Program is not required of all 
students who wish to take part in dramatic productions at 
Oglethorpe, the students who do choose to obtain credit for their ef- 
forts are expected to take on specific responsibilities. These are 
determined jointly by the drama director and the student at the 
beginning of the semester. Permission of the instructor is required 
for participation in this program. 

3121. Contemporary Literature 3 hours 

A study of literature written since 1945. The course may em- 
phasize poetry, drama, or the novel, and may include work in transla- 
tion. (Offered every other year.) Prerequisites: C121 and CI 22. 

3122. Introduction to Linguistics 3 hours 

Study of the history of the English language, the rules of tradi- 
tional grammar, and current linguistic theory. Special attention is 
paid to the relationship between language and cognition, theories of 
language acquisition, and the dialects of American English. (Taught 
in alternate years.) Prerequisites: C121 and CI 22. 

3 1 23. Shakespeare 3 hours 

The plays and theatre of William Shakespeare. 

3 1 24. Creative Writing 3 hours 

Introduction to the theory and practice of writing poetry and pro- 
se fiction. The student will be asked to submit written work each 
week. Prerequisites: C121, C122, sophomore standing, and consent 
of instructor. 

3 1 25. 3 1 26. Studies in Drama 3 plus 3 hours 

Drama as literature and as genre, through survey and period 
studies. Prerequisite: one sophomore level English course. 

3 1 27, 3 1 28. Studies in Poetry 3 plus 3 hours 

Courses which examine the method and effects of poetry by 
focusing on particular poets, movements, styles, or historical 
periods. Prerequisite: one sophomore level English course. 

3 1 29, 3 1 30. Studies in Fiction 3 plus 3 hours 

English, American and continental narrative prose will be examin- 
ed in the context of either a particular theme or an intensive concen- 
tration on a particular period or type, such as Bildungsroman, the 
Russian novel, or the Victorian hovel. Prerequisite: one sophomore 
level English course. Usually offered in alternate years. 

4 1 2 1 , 4 1 22. Special Topics in Literature and Culture 3 plus 3 hours 

Courses relating literature with aspects of social and intellectual 
history or a particular issue or theme. Possible offerings may include 

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Women in Literature, American Civilization, Black (or other ethnic) 
literature. Popular Culture, the literature of a single decade. 
Children s Literature, and myth and Folklore in Literature. Usually of- 
fered in alternate years. Prerequisite: one sophomore level English 

4123, 4124. Major British and American Authors 3 plus 3 hours 

An intensive study of between one and five English and/or 
American writers. Usually offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: 
appropriate surveys from among English 2121, 2123, 2124, 2125, 
2126, 2127, 2128, 2129. 


C 1 8 1 . Art Appreciation 3 hours 

A survey of the development of art styles from the Prehistoric era 
to the twentieth-century, including discussion of the major artists of 
each period, their culture, purpose, materials and techniques. 

1 1 23. Introduction to Painting I 3 hours 

The student will become acquainted with fundamentals of draw- 
ing, pictorial composition and painting methods. In each instance, 
problems of a specific nature will be given so that the student's work 
can be evaluated objectively. Works of contemporary artists will be 

1 124. introduction to Painting II 3 hours 

The student will experiment with a range of painting media, both 

traditional and contemporary. Advanced problems in structure will 
be assigned. Relationship to form, content, and technique will be 

1 1 25. 1 1 26. Drawing 1,11 3 hours 

A systematic exploration of the visual potential of media with 

special emphasis on draftsmanship and design. 


CI3I. Music Appreciation: An Introduction to Music 3 hours 

An introduction to the materials, form, periods, and styles of 
music from the listener's point of view with emphasis on the relation- 
ship of music to all other art forms. 


1 1 32, 1 1 33. Music in Western Civilization 1,11 3 plus 3 hours 

A survey of Western music with analysis of representative works 
from all major periods. First semester, beginnings of music through 
the Classical Period; second semester, Beethoven, Romantic Period 
and Twentieth Century. Prerequisite: C 1 5 1 ,or permission of instructor. 

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2133. History of the Symphony 

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

2134. History and Literature of American Music 3 hours 

A survey of the major trends and developments of American Music 

beginning with hew England Psalm singing through the present. 
Prerequisite: C131, or permission of instructor. 

2135. History and Literature of Contemporary Music 3 hours 

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. Prerequisite: C13I, or 
permission of instructor. 

2 1 36. Elementary Theory 3 hours 

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. 

3 1 32. Music in America Since 1940 3 hours 

A study of music in America since 1940 with special emphasis on 
its relationship to contemporary life and thought. Prerequisite: 
C131, or permission of instructor. 


1 1 34. Collegiate Chorale I hour 

Study and performance of sacred and secular choral music from 

all periods. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. 

1 1 35. Oratorio Society I hour 

Study and performance of the larger sacred and secular choral 

works from all periods. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. 


1 136. Voice and Piano I hour 

The study and practice of techniques and literature on an in- 
dividual basis. 


1 1 28, II 29. English as a Second Language 1,11 3 plus 3 hours 

Develops skills in written composition and reading in English 
toward the acquisition of adequate speed to allow students to pro- 
gress satisfactorily in their chosen discipline. Open only to interna- 
tional students. 

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1171, II 72. Elementary Spanish 1,11 3 plus 3 hours 

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

1 173, 1 174. Elementary French I, II 3 plus 3 hours 

A course in beginning college French designed to present a sound 
foundation in understanding, speaking, reading and writing contem- 
porary French. The student spends three hours in the classroom and 
a minimum of one hour in the laboratory. Prerequisite: none for 1 173; 
1173 required for 1174. 

1 1 75, 1 1 76. Elementary German 1,11 3 plus 3 hours 

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 additional 
directed elective in philosophy. 

CI 61. Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours 

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

C 1 62. Ethics and Social Issues 3 hours 

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 sense of obligation or responsibility. The im- 
plications of given systems for the problems of vocation, marriage, 
economics, politics, war, and race may also be emphasized. 

1 163. Hebrew Prophets and Greek Philosophers 3 hours 

The development of Western culture was heavily influenced by 
Hebrew and Greek thought. This course traces the beginning of the 
historical development of such religious and philosophical concepts 
as social identity, political responsibility, individualism and our place 
in the world. 

2126. History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy . . 3 hours 

A study of the development of philosophical thought in the West 

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from the pre-Socratic Greek philosophers to the Medieval synthesis 
of Aquinas and the later Scholastics. 

2162. History of Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy 3 hours 

Western philosophy from the Renaissance through the modern' 

era to about 1900. Includes the scientific revolution of the later 
Renaissance, the development of Continental rationalism and British 
empiricism, and Kant and the nineteenth century idealist move- 

2163. Formal Logic 3 hours 

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 introduced. 

3160. History of Philosophy III: Twentieth Century Philosophy — 

The Analytic Tradition 3 hours 

A study of the analytic or linguistic movement in twentieth cen- 
tury philosophy, as developed primarily in England and America. In- 
cludes the philosophy of Bertrand Russell, logical positivism, Ludwig 
Wittgenstein, and the "ordinary language' philosophy of Austin and 

3161. History of Philosophy IV: Twentieth Century Philosophy — 

The Existentialist Tradition 3 hours 

A study of European Philosophy in the twentieth century, in- 
cluding an interpretive and critical analysis of the philosophy of ' Ex- 
istenz. Beginning with Kierkegaard and Hietzsche, traces the 
movements of existentialsim and phenomenology through its major 
representatives such as Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus. 

3 1 62. Philosophy of Religion 3 hours 

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. 

3 163. Metaphysics (Theory of Reality) 3 hours 

An intensive study of selected issues which are basic to our 

thought about ourselves and the world. Included will be such topics 
as personal identity, fate, the nature of space and time, and God as 
the cause of the universe. Prerequisite: C161. 

4161 . Epistemology (Theory of Knowledge) 3 hours 

A study of various issues concerned with the nature of validity of 
human knowledge. The topics studied will include the distinction 
between knowledge and belief, arguments for and against scep- 
ticism, perception and our knowledge of the physical world, and the 
nature of truth. Prerequisite: C161. 

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4162. Special Topics: Philosophers 3 hours 

Intensive studies of the thought of a single important philosopher 

or group of philosophers. Included under this heading have been 
such courses as Hato, Immanuel Hants Critique of Pure Reason, ' 
and Asian philosophers. 

4163. Special Topics: Philosophical Issues and Problems 3 hours 

Studies of selected philosophical questions, usually of special 

relevance to the present day. has included courses such as 
Philosophy of history, War and its Justification, and Philosophical 
Issues in Women's Rights. 


The Oglethorpe University Far Eastern Summer Session offers an 
exceptional opportunity for students to undertake a program of 
study in 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 
humanities program. The purpose of the session is to broaden the 
student s perspective by enhancing the understanding and apprecia- 
tion of another culture. 

COURSE or 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 instuctor who will provide the leadership for the in- 
dependent 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. 

APPLICATIori: Application forms and further information may be 
obtained from the Director of the Far Eastern Tour. Students ac- 
cepted in the program register at Oglethorpe University for the 
following course in International Studies. 

3 1 25. Eastern Studies I 3 hours 

3 1 26. Eastern Studies II 3 hours 


The Oglethorpe University European Summer Session offers an ex- 
ceptional opportunity for students to undertake a program of study 
in several European cities. Typically these cities include London, Col- 
ogne, Munich, Venice, Florence, Rome, Lucerne, and Paris. For three 

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weeks students travel in the milieu ot the great cultures ot 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 in- 
terest. 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 ses- 
sions 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 ac- 
tivities are supervised by the Director of the European Summer Ses- 

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

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

4127. Cultural Studies of Europe I 3 hours 

4 1 28. Cultural Studies of Europe II 3 hours 

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Division II: 
Social Studies 


L '"liir r 

1 '1=1 

To insure the orderly completion of the major program, students 
should consult with the appropriate faculty member in the Division 
at the time of registration. It is important that the student's program 
be planned from the outset so that departmental and divisional re- 
quirements are met. 


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 stu- 
dent 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. 

C2II,C2I2. Western Civilization I, II 3plus3hours 

A course tracing the political, social, economic, and cultural 
developments of Western Civilization from its pre-historic origins 
through the second World War. The first semester treats the period 
from its beginnings to 1715, concentrating on Qraeco-Roman 
culture, the rise of Christianity, the formation of the modern state 
and the Renaissance and Reformation. The second semester deals 
with the story from 1715 to 1945 with particular emphasis given to 
those developments which have contributed to the making of 
modern society. Prerequisite: none for C2 1 1 ; C2 1 1 required for C2 1 2. 

221 1 . United States Economic and Business History 3 hours 

(same as 2522) 

A study of the origin and growth of the American economic 
system; development of an historical basis for understanding pre- 
sent problems and trends in the economy. Prerequisite: C52 1 . 

2212. Special Topics in History and Political Studies 3 hours 

Courses offered by division faculty members as need arises. 

2213. History of England to 1603 3 hours 

A survey of England from the Celtic era through the reign of 

Elizabeth 1. Emphasis is placed upon political, constitutional and 
economic developments. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

2214. History of England from 1603 to the Present 3 hours 

A survey of England and the British Commonwealth from James 1 

until the present. Emphasis is placed upon political, constitutional 
and economic developments. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

2215. American Intellectual History 3 hours 

A survey of American thought from the seventeenth century to 

the present. Special emphasis is placed on Puritanism, political 
thought, transcendentalism, and pragmatism. Prerequisites: C21 1, 

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321 1 . The Renaissance and Reformation 3 hours 

A study of the signiticant changes in European art, thought, and 

institutions during the period from 1300 to 1650. Prerequisites: 
C21 1, C212. 

3212. Europe 1650-1815 3 hours 

A course examining European society between the Reformation 

and the Hapoleonic era. It will include the rise of the modern state, 
the economic revolution, constitutional monarchy, the Enlighten- 
ment, the Era of Revolution, and the Age of Plapoleon. Prerequisites: 

3213. Europe in the Nineteenth Century 3 hours 

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 1. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

3214. Europe Since 1918 3 hours 

An examination of European history since World War 1, giving par- 
ticular attention to the rise of the Communist, Fascist and national 
Socialist movements in Russia, Italy and Germany. It will also treat 
World War 11 and its aftermath. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

3215. American History to 1865 3 hours 

A survey from Colonial times to 1865, concerned mainly with the 

major domestic developments of a growing nation. Prerequisites: 

3216. American History Since 1865 3 hours 

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. The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945 3 hours 

An inter-disciplinary study of American life since World War II that 

emphasizes political, economic and social developments. Foreign 
policy is considered principally with respect to its impact on 
domestic affairs. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

32 1 8. Georgia History 3 hours 

This course is a chronological examination of the history of 
Georgia from Colonial period to the 20th Century. Emphasis is given 
to Old and Hew South themes, higher education development with 
attention to the history of Oglethorpe, the transition from rural to ur- 
ban life, and Georgia's role in contemporary American life. Prere- 
quisites: 3215, 3216, or permission of the instructor. 

4212. Russian History 3 hours 

A survey of Russian history from the establishment of the Kievan 
state to the present. Special emphasis is placed upon the Soviet 
period, including such topics as the revolutions of 1917, the role of 

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Lenin in the establishment of the Soviet state, the Stalin period. 
World War II, the Khrushchev years and the era of Brezhnev. Prere- 
quisites: C21 1, C212. 

4214. The American Civil War and Reconstruction 3 hours 

A course for advanced history students emphasizing the causes of 
conflict, the wartime period and major changes that occurred. Prere- 
quisites: 3215, 32 16. 

4216. Twentieth Century American History 

The course is a study of American history from the Spanish- 
American War through 1945. Special emphasis is placed on inter- 
pretation of significant developments in economics, politics, and 
social developments of the period. Prerequisites: 3215, 3216. 

4222. Seminar on Japan and China 3 hours 

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 opportunity to develop a detailed under- 
standing of a current public problem in Japan through the prepara- 
tion of a seminar paper. Prerequisite: 2221. 


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 courses. (Elective courses in economics, sociology, and 
mathematics may be substituted for as many as two of the history 

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

Undergraduate students planning to enter law school after 
graduation from Oglethorpe should realize that neither leading law 
schools nor the American Bar Association endorse a particular pre- 
law major. The student is advised, however, to take courses that 
enhance the basic skills of a liberally educated person; reading with 
comprehension, writing, speaking, and reasoning in quantitative 
terms. The student is encouraged to become more familiar with 
political, economic, and social institutions as they have developed 
historically and as they function in contemporary society. Students 
are referred to the Pre-Law Handbook, which is available from the 
prelaw advisors, for a more complete discussion of the desirable 
aspects of a pre-law curriculum. 

C222. Introduction to Political Studies 3 hours 

A course that combines basic political theory with a study of the 
principles, practices and structures of the American political system 
at the federal level. 

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2221. The Modern World 3 hours 

A survey of world affairs since 1945. Special emphasis is placed on 

the non-Western countries and their struggle for political, economic, 
and social development. 

2222. State and Local Government 3 hours 

A survey of the origin, development, and continuing problems of 

state and local government, with specific focus on the politics of the 
metropolis. Prerequisite: C222. 

2223. Constitutional Law 3 hours 

A study of the beginning and circuitous development of our 

organic law through an examination of the Supreme Court and its 
leading decisions. Prerequisite: C222. 

2224. International Relations 3 hours 

An introduction to the study of world politics. The course is 

designed to give the student a methodological overview of the field. 
Special attention is given to current U.S. foreign policy and Soviet 
behavior in world politics. 

3221 . Comparative Government 3 hours 

An analytical study of the political traditions, ideologies, and 

modern institutions of selected countries. The governments of Bri- 
tain, France, W. Germany and Japan are discussed. Prerequisites: 
C21I, C212, C222. 

3222. American Political Parties 3 hours 

A study in depth of the development of party alignments in the 

United States, together with an analysis of their sources of power, in- 
cluding political opinion. Prerequisite: C222. 

3223. European Political Thought 3 hours 

An examination of the continuing development of political theory 

from the time of Machiavelli to that of Jeremy Bentham, based on 
the writings of major political thinkers during that period. Prere- 
quisites: C2I1, C212. 

3224. Metropolitan Planning 3 hours 

A detailed study of municipal planning with emphasis on policy 

formation and the implementive process. 

4221 . Public Administration 3 hours 

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. Prerequisite: C222. 

4223. Diplomacy of the United States 3 hours 

An intensive study of major developments in American Diplomacy 
from the end of the Civil War until 1945. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212, 
C222; recommended, 3215, 3216. 

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Division III: Science 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student 
should consult with the appropriate faculty members in the depart- 
ment or division at the time of the first registration. It is important 
that each student's program be fully planned 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 requirements as may 
apply to the specific degree. 

Three semesters of the course "Science Seminar ' (2351 , described 
under Biology below) are required for all science majors. 


The requirements for a major in Biology are as follows: in se- 
quence. General Biology 1 and II, Microbiology, Genetics, Com- 
parative Vertebrate Anatomy, Human Physiology plus four additional 
directed Biology courses; General Chemistry I and II, Organic 
Chemistry I and II, Elementary Quantitative Analysis; Physics I and II; 
six semester hours of mathematics; three semester hours of Science 

1311, 1312. General Biology 1,11 4 plus 4 hours 

An introduction to modern biology. The courses include the basic 
principles of plant and animal biology, with emphasis on structure, 
function, evolutionary relationships, ecology and behavior. Lectures 
and laboratory. Prerequisite: 1311 must precede 1312, and it is 
recommended that both semesters be contiguous within an 
academic year. 

23 1 1 . Microbiology 4 hours 

An introduction to the biology of viruses, bacteria, algae, and 

fungi. Consideration is given to phylogenetic relationships, tax- 
onomy, physiology, and economic or pathogenic significance of each 
group. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: 1311, 1312, 1321, 
1322, 2324 or concurrent enrollment. 

23 1 2. Genetics 4 hours 

An introduction to the study of inheritance. The classical patterns 

of Mendelian inheritance are related to the control of metabolism 
and development. Prerequisites: 2311 and 2325 or concurrent 

235 1 . Science Seminar I hour 

This course is designed to give practice in the preparation, 
delivery, and discussion of scientific papers. The three semesters re- 
quired (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 

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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. 

33 1 1 . Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4 hours 

An intensive study of the structural aspects of selected vertebrate 

types. These organisms are studied in relation to their evolution and 
development. The laboratory involves detailed examination of 
representative vertebrate specimens. Prerequisites: 2312 and 2325. 

33 1 2. Human Physiology 4 hours 

A detailed analysis of human functions that deals primarily with 

the interactions involved in the operation of complex human 
systems. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: 331 1, 2325, 1341. 

33 1 3. Embryology 4 hours 

A course dealing with the developmental biology of animals. 

Classical observations are considered along with more recent ex- 
perimental embryology. In the lab living and prepared examples of 
developing systems in representative invertebrates and vertebrates 
are considered. Prerequisites: 2312, 2325. 

33 1 5. Cell Biology 4 hours 

An in-depth consideration of cell ultrastructure and the molecular 

mechanisms of cell physiology. Techniques involving the culturing 
and preparation of cells and tissues for experimental examination 
are carried out in the laboratory. Prerequisites: 2312 and 2325. Of- 
fered fall semester of odd numbered years. 

3316. Advanced Topics in Biology 4 hours 

Advanced course and laboratory work in selected areas of biology. 

Laboratory and lectures. Prerequisites: 2312 and 2325. Currently: 
Advanced Botany, offered spring semester of even numbered years; 
and Biochemistry. (See 4235.) 

43 1 2. Ecology 4 hours 

A course dealing with the relationships between individual 

organisms and their environments. The emphasis is on the develop- 
ment of populations and interactions between populations and their 
physical surroundings. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisites: 2312 
and 2325. Offered spring semester of odd numbered years. 

43 1 3. Evolution 4 hours 

A course dealing with the various biological disciplines and their 
meaning in an evolutionary context. Also, a consideration of evolu- 
tionary mechanisms and the various theories concerning them. 
Prerequisites: 2312 and 2325. Offered fall semester of even 
numbered years. 

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The requirements for a major in Chemistry are as follows: General 
Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Elementary Quan- 
titative Analysis, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Physical 
Chemistry I and II (plus laboratory). Inorganic Chemistry (plus 
laboratory). Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Advanced Organic 

1321, 1322. General Chemistry I, II 4 plus 4 hours 

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, in- 
cluding 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 reac- 
tions; the properties of solutions; chemical equilibria; electro- 
chemistry; and the chemical behavior of representative elements. 
The course includes a weekly three-hour laboratory, designed to pro- 
vide immediate experimental confirmation of the lecture material. 
Prerequisite or co-requisite: a course in elementary algebra and 

2321 . Elementary Quantitative Analysis 4 hours 

An introduction to elementary analytical chemistry, including 

gravimetric and volumetric methods. Emphasis in lectures is on the 
theory of analytical separations; solubility, complex, acid-base, and 
redox equilibria; and elementary electrochemical methods. The 
course includes two three-hour laboratory periods 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. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis 4 hours 

A discussion of the principles and applications of modern in- 
strumentation used in analytical chemistry. The black boxes" used 
in academic, industrial, and medical analytical laboratories are ex- 
plored and analyzed, and their advantages and limitations compared 
and contrasted. The course includes one three-hour laboratory 
period per week, during which analyses are carried out involving the 
use of such as ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrophotometry; 
atomic absorption spectrophotometry; potentiometry, including use 
of the pH meter; gas chromatography; nuclear magnetic resonance 
spectrophotometry. Prerequisite: 2321. 

2324, 2325. Organic Chemistry I, II 4 plus 4 hours 

An introductory course in the principles and theories of organic 
chemistry. The structure, preparation and reactions of various func- 
tional groups will be investigated. Emphasis will be on synthesis and 
reaction mechanisms. Laboratory work involves the preparation of 
simple compounds and the identification of functional groups. 
Prerequisites: 1321, 1322. 

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3322, 3323. Physical Chemistry 1,11 3 plus 3 hours 

A systematic study of the foundations of chemistry, including the 
laws of thermodynamics as applied to ideal and real gases, chemical 
reactions, equilibria, and electrochemistry; the rates of chemical 
reactions, including the deduction of rate laws and mechanisms; the 
kinetic theory of gases; applications of quantum mechanics to ques- 
tions of atomic and molecular structure and spectra; and the fun- 
damental principles of statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: 2331, 
2332, 2341. 

3325. Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours 

Intended to complement the physical chemistry lecture course, 
this course provides the student with an introduction to physico- 
chemical experimentation. Co-requisite: 3323. 

432 1 . inorganic Chemistry 3 hours 

A systematic study of the chemistry of inorganic compounds. 

Topics discussed include the application of quantum mechanics and 
thermodynamics to the structures of inorganic compounds and to 
the nature of acids and bases and also the descriptive chemistry of 
inorganic compounds. Offered in Spring semester of alternate years. 
Prerequisite: 3323. 

4322. Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 hours 

A discussion of selected reactions and theories in organic 

chemistry. Emphasis is placed on reaction mechanisms and reactive 
intermediates encountered in organic synthesis. Offered in Fall 
semester of alternate years. Prerequisites: 2324, 2325. 

4323. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours 

Intended to complement the inorganic chemistry course, this 

course provides experience in the methods of preparation and 
characterization of inorganic compounds. Co-requisite: 4321. 

4324. Polymer Chemistry 3 hours 

A survey of the various reactions used to synthesize polymers. 

The kinetic and thermodynamic features of the step and chain 
polymerization reactions are emphasized. Offered in Pall semester of 
alternate years. Prerequisite: 2324, 2325. 

4325. Biochemistry 3 hours 

An introduclion to the chemistry of living systems. The course will 

investigate the formation and functions of various molecules within 
living organisms. Also the metabolic pathways of nutrients will be 
studied. Offered in Spring Semester. Prerequisites: 2324, 2325. 


Students working toward the degree Bachelor of Science in 
Medical Technology can undertake clinical training at any ap- 

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propriately accredited institution after successful completion of 
prerequisite academic course-work at Oglethorpe University. Prere- 
quisites for clinical programs vary among institutions; therefore, 
students should seek additional advisement from the program to 
which they are applying. This will enable the student and the 
Oglethorpe mentor to design the proper sequence of courses and to 
establish an appropriate time frame for completion of degree re- 
quirements. Courses to be completed at Oglethorpe will usually in- 
clude the following: General Biology 1 and 11, Microbiology, Human 
Physiology, General Chemistry 1 and 11, Organic Chemistry I and 11, 
Elementary Quantitative Analysis, College Mathematics or Calculus 
I, and appropriate core courses. At least 60 semester hours must be 
completed at Oglethorpe in order to be eligible for an Oglethorpe 
degree in Medical Technology. 


The object of the course of studies leading to an undergraduate 
degree in Mathematics is to provide the student with a broad back- 
ground and skills in the major areas of classical analysis, together 
with an introduction to principal topics in contemporary formal 
mathematics and its historical background. The mathematics 
courses required are as follows: College Mathematics, Calculus I-IV, 
Applied Mathematics 1 and 11, Modern Algebra I and 11, and Special 
Topics in Theoretical Mathematics I and II. In addition, a year of 
Calculus based physics — Physics 1 and 11 — is to be taken con- 
currently with Calculus 1 and II. Mechanics 1 and 11, Formal Lxjgic, and 
three semesters of Science Seminar (2351) are also required. 

It is recognized that material equivalent to College Mathematics is 
often taken in high school. Credit for this course can be obtained by 
passing an examination with a grade of C or better for advanced 
standing. Transfer students with credits in required mathematics 
courses must similarly pass an examination in these subjects before 
advanced standing is given to ensure that they possess the requisite 
level of skill. 

P33 1 . General Mathematics 3 hours 

An introductory course covering college arithmetic and introduc- 
tory algebra preparatory to a college algebra course. It will (1) offer 
students review and reinforcement of previous mathematics learn- 
ing, and (2) provide mature students with a quick but thorough train- 
ing in basic skills. Does not satisfy the core requirements in 

1 330. General Mathematics 3 hours 

This course is designed to develop essential mathematical skills 
required of all students and satisfies the core requirement. A study 
of elementary functions and coordinate geometry, it will treat among 
other topics the algebra of polynomials, exponential functions, 
logarithmic functions, line equations, conic sections and polar coor- 

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dinates. An extra hour of mathematics laboratory is given each week 
to develop problem solving skills. 

1331, 1332. Calculus 1, 11 3 plus 3 hours 

The first year of a two year sequence taught on the level of the 
well-known text of Thomas. The emphasis in this course is on the ac- 
quisition of skill in the differentiation and integration of elementary 
functions; to this end, there will be one hour per week of 
mathematics laboratory in addition to the lectures. The course will 
provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of limit, con- 
tinuity, RoUe s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, applications to max- 
ima and minima, curve tracing, arc length, area and volume, etc. 
Prerequisite: 1330 (or by examination). Students with Mathematics, 
Physics or Engineering concentrations are advised to take this se- 
quence in their Freshman year, concurrently with Physics I and II. 

2331 , 2332. Calculus III, IV 3 plus 3 hours 

The continuation of 1331 and 1332. The first semester treats 
mainly plane and solid analytic geometry, vectors and parametric 
equations on the basis of Calculus. The second semester deals with 
partial differentiation, multiple integration, infinite series, complex 
functions and provides an introduction to differential equations. 
There will be emphasis on drill in problem solving with an additional 
one hour per week of mathematics laboratory. Prerequisites: 1331 
and 1332 (or by examination). 

2333. Differential Equations 3 hours 

This is an intermediate level treatment to be taken after comple- 
tion of the first year of the Calculus sequence (1331 and 1332) by 
students majoring in Chemistry, Business and other areas for which 
an elementary knowledge of differential equations is useful. The 
course will treat elementary methods of solution of ordinary linear 
homogeneous and inhomogeneous differential equations with a 
variety of applications. Mathematics, Physics and Engineering con- 
centrators are advised not to take this course, but rather the Applied 
Mathematics sequence (3332 and 3333) in the Junior year. Prere- 
quisites: 1331 and 1332 (or by examination). 

3332, 3333. Applied Mathematics I, II 3 plus 3 hours 

The purpose of this course is to provide Mathematics, Physics, 
Chemistry and Engineering concentrators with an introduction to 
important mathematical techniques having wide-spread application. 
The first semester will treat functions of a complex variable, linear 
differential equations of second order, Eourier Transforms, and par- 
tial differential equations. The second semester deals largely with 
special functions: Strum-Liouville systems, Legendre, Bessel and 
hermite functions: Fourier-Bessel expansions and spherical har- 
monics. There will also be a treatment of infinite-dimensional vector 
spaces. Green's functions, variational methods, travelling waves and 
radiation, scattering, perturbation methods and tensors. The text 
will be on the level of Butkov, Mathematical Physics. Prerequisites: 
1331, 1332, 2331, 2332. Recommended for the Junior year. 

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3334, 3335. Modern Algebra 3 plus 3 hours 

An introduction to basic topics in formal mathematics, including 
number theory, theory of groups, vectors and vector spaces, linear 
transformations, matrix algebra, determinants and canonical forms, 
to be taught on the level of Brikhoff and Maclane or McCoy. Prere- 
quisite: 1331, 1332. 

4333, 4334. Special Topics In Theoretical Mathematics I, II . . 3 plus 3 hours 

Selected topics designed to complete the requirements for a ma- 
jor in Mathematics. Topics include Theory of Functions, Theory of 
Groups, pointset and algebraic topology, differential geometry, etc. 
Prerequisites: 2331, 2332, 3331, 3332; and 3334, 3335. Recom- 
mended for the Senior year. 


This course of studies is carefully designed to provide a well- 
rounded preparation in both classical and modern physics adequate 
for admission to graduate programs in Physics and related fields. All 
physics majors must take three semesters of Science Seminar 
(2351). In addition, the following courses are required: Physics 1 and 
11 and Calculus 1 and 11 are to be taken concurrently (preferably in the 
Freshman year); Mechanics I and II and Calculus III and IV (suggested 
for the Sophomore years); Electricity and Magnetism 1 and II and Ap- 
plied Mathematics 1 and II (Junior year); Junior Physics Laboratory I 
and II; Introduction to Thermodynamics Statistical Mechanics and 
Kinetic Theory; Introduction to Modern Physics I and II; Senior 
Physics Laboratory I and II; Special Topics in Theoretical Physics. Ex- 
amination will generally be required to transfer credit. 

1341, 1342. General Physics I, II 4 plus 4 hours 

An introductory course without calculus. Fundamental aspects of 
mechanics, heat, light, sound, and electricity are included. The text 
will be on the level of Miller, College Physics. Three lectures and three 
hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: 1330 (College Math). 

2341 , 2342. Classical Mechanics I, II 3 plus 3 hours 

This is the student's first introduction to theoretical physics. 
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods are developed with riewton's 
laws of motion, and applied to a variety of contemporary problems. 
Emphasis is placed on problem work, the object being to develop 
physical intuition and facility for translating physical problems into 
mathematical terms. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332, 2343, 2344. The 
text will be on the level of Analytical Mechanics, by Fowles. 

2343, 2344. College Physics I, II 5 plus 5 hours 

Introductory physics with calculus. Subject matter is the same as 
in general Physics, but on a level more suited to physics majors, 
engineering majors etc. One year of calculus as a prerequisite is 
preferred, otherwise calculus must be taken concurrently. The text 
will be on the level of Halliday & Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics. 

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334 1 , 3342. Electricity and Magnetism 3 plus 3 hours 

A thorough introduction to one of the two fundamental 
disciplines of classical physics, using vector calculus methods. After 
a brief review of vector analysis, the first semester will treat elec- 
trostatic and magnetic fields, and provide an introduction to the 
Special Theory of Relativity. The second semester will develop elec- 
trodynamics, including Maxwell s equations, the propagation of elec- 
tromagnetic waves, radiation and the electromagnetic theory of 
light. The treatment will be on the level of the text of Reitz, Milford 
and Christy. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332, 2332, 2341, 2342. It is 
recommended that the applied Mathematics sequence 3332, 3333 
be taken concurrently. 

3343 introduction to Thermodynamics, 

Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory 3 hours 

The purpose of this course is to provide Physics, Engineering, and 
Chemistry majors with a fundamental understanding of heat and the 
equilibrium behavior of complex systems. Topics will include the 
zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics with applications to 
closed and open systems; microcanonical and canonical ensembles 
for classical and quantum systems, with applications to ideal gases, 
specific heats, blackbody radiation, etc.; the kinetic description of 
equilibrium properties. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332, 2341, 2342. Text 
will be on the level of Kestin and Dorfman or Zemansky. 

3344. Junior Physics Laboratory I, II I plus I hours 

An intermediate level lab intended to provide maximum flexibility 
in selection of experiments appropriate to the interest of the in- 
dividual students. Prerequisites: 2341, 2342. 

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

Experimental work will be centered on modern physics, with selec- 
tions made from the following subjects: diffraction, interference, 
polarization, microwaves, the Millikan Oil drop experiment, radio- 
activity measurements, etc. Prerequisites: 2341, 2342; 3341, 3342. 

4341, 4342. Introduction to Modern Physics I, II 3 plus 3 hours 

For Physics, Engineering and Chemistry majors, this is a one-year 
sequence that discusses the most important developments in twen- 
tieth century physics. The first semester will review special relativity 
and treat the foundations of quantum physics form an historical 
perspective, the quantum theory of one-electron atoms will be 
developed. In the second semester, there will be a treatment of 
many-electron atoms, molecules and solids, with an introduction to 
nuclear and elementary particle physics. Prerequisites: 2341, 2342; 
3341, 3342, 3332, 3333. The test will be on the level of Eisberg and 
Resnick, Quantum Physics. 

4343. Special Topics in Theoretical Physics I to 3 hours 

Topics, to be chosen in accordance with the student s interest, in- 
clude laser physics, plasma physics, theory of the solid state, nuclear 
and particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. 

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The course level is appropriate for students with a good back- 
ground in algebra but a minimal one in other sciences. Students with 
excellent preparation in all the sciences may elect one of the regular 
sequences in science. In physical science courses, satisfactory com- 
pletion of the core math requirement or approval of the instructor 
are prerequisites. 

C35 1 . Physical Science 3 hours 

This course group is designed to acquaint the liberal arts student 
with the scope of the physical sciences. Topics in astronomy, physics, 
chemistry and geology will be presented and topic selection will aim 
at inclusion of major perspectives within those disciplines. 

C352. Biological Science 3 hours 

A one semester course that surveys topics of modern biology. Em- 
phasis is placed on economic biology and problems of current in- 
terest. It is highly recommended that C351 or 1353 and a course in 
Mathematics precede this course. 

1 353. Principles of Science I 4 hours 

(May be selected to satisfy the core requirement in physical 

science.) Physical science stressing student experimentation and 
analysis of data obtained by the students. Principles of Science I is 
primarily centered on investigation of characteristic properties of 
matter such as density, melting points, solubility, etc. 

1354. Principles of Science II 4 hours 

A continuation of Principles of Science I. Experiments are selected 

to illustrate some of the available evidence for the atomic structure 
of matter. Prerequisite: 1353, or permission of the instructor. 

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Division IV: 

Education and 

Behavioral Scie nces 


Education provides courses leading to the Baciielor of Arts in 
Elementary and Secondary Education, with elementary concentra- 
tions in Early Childhood (K-4) and Middle Grades Education (4-8) and 
with Secondary Education (7-12) concentrations in the subject areas 
of English, Mathematics, Political Science, Biology, Physics, 
Chemistry, and History, The teacher preparation curricula are fully 
approved by the Georgia State Department of Education: successful 
program completion is necessary for obtaining a teaching cer- 
tificate. Students desiring certification in other states should secure 
information from such states. 


Completion of the Teacher Education Program requires the follow- 
ing steps: 

1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Apply during the 
course Introduction to Education or, for transfer students, after 
having attended Oglethorpe for one semester. 

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

3. Completion of Student Teaching. Apply for fall placement by 
April 15 or for spring placement by October 15. 

4. Completion of the entire approved program as found on the 
following pages. Professional courses should be completed ac- 
cording to the sequence listed in the approved program; detail- 
ed programs may be obtained from the Education mentors. 

Admission to Oglethorpe University does not admit a student to 
the Teacher Education Program. A person doing satisfactory 
academic work and approved by the Teacher Education Committee is 
admitted. Once admitted, the student's progress and record are sub- 
ject to regular review by the advisor, other professors, and the 
Teacher Education Committee. Ho student on academic probation 
will be scheduled for student teaching until such probation is re- 

Admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program are 
based, in general, on the following characteristics and achieve- 
ments: 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 writ- 
ten English; a cumulative average of at least 2.2 with no grade less 
than "C" in any professional education course or in any teaching 
field course required in the approved program; evidence of respon- 
sibility in student endeavors. 

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Completion of the approved program is one of three required 
steps toward teacher certification in Georgia. Students also have to 
demonstrate competency in the subject field by making a satisfac- 
tory score on a state administered criterion-referenced 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. 


Persons desiring to teach in the elementary grades must select 
either Early Childhood (K-4) or Middle Grades (4-8) as a concentra- 
tion. General Education requirements must include Biology 1 and 11, 
Principles of Science I, College Mathematics, and American history 1 
and 11; otherwise regular core requirements should be met. 

Students should select introduction to Education during either 
the Spring semester of the freshman year or the Fall semester of the 
sophomore year. Program requirements for education majors are 
available from any education faculty member and must be followed 
closely to avoid scheduling problems in the completion of the degree 
requirements. Programs require work in professional education to 
culminate in student teaching and in the content of the teaching 
field. Teaching field courses for the early childhood major include all 
content areas; teaching field courses for the middle grades include 
five basic content areas and require two concentrations of approx- 
imately 12 semester hours each. 


All secondary education programs require Biological Science, 
Physical Science (or appropriate specialized course for science ma- 
jors) and two courses in mathematics (to include College 
Mathematics) 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/Adoles- 
cent Psychology (sophomore); Secondary Curriculum, Educational 
Psychology, Introduction to Special Education (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. 

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Teaching field requirements for the various approved programs 
follow (some required courses are satisfied through core re- 


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), Introduction to Linguistics, 
and Reading in the Content Areas. 


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


Western Civilization I and II, American History I and II, Introduction 
to Political Studies, Constitutional Law, State and Local Government, 
Modern World, Metropolitan Planning, and Public Administration. 


Biology I and II, Chemistry 1 and II, Physics I and II, 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 Biochemistry, In- 
organic 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 II. 

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 Science. 

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College Mathematics, Physics I and II, Calculus I, II, III and IV, Dif- 
ferential Equations, Advanced Algebra I, and College Geometry. 
Recommended electives include Set Theory and Probability and 

241 1 . Teaching of Health and Physical Education 3 hours 

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

34 1 1 . Teaching of Reading 3 hours 

This course includes methods of teaching reading used in 

developmental reading programs for kindergarten (reading 
readiness) through middle grades. Special emphasis is given to the 
basic reading programs. Experience in the schools is included. 
Spring term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

341 2. Teaching of Language Arts 3 hours 

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, listening skills, 
and the role of books in the education of the child. Fall term. Prere- 
quisite: 5421. 

34 1 3. Teaching of Social Studies 3 hours 

A study of aims, materials and methods, stressing the making 

and teaching of a unit. The unit approach to social studies is em- 
phasized. Each student plans and teaches one or more social studies 
lessons in a designated elementary school classroom or in a 
simulated setting. These lessons concentrate on the integration of 
social studies with the other subject areas of the elementary school. 
Spring term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3414. Teaching of Mathematics 3 hours 

A course dealing with the selection and organization of content, 

directing learning activities, stressing the teaching of math con- 
cepts. Experience in the schools is included. Fall term. Prerequisite: 

341 5. Teaching of Science 3 hours 

Examines the rationale for teaching science to elementary 

children. Curricula, teaching skills and methods are studied. 
Students participate in simulated teaching experience. 

34 1 6. Teaching of Art 3 hours 

This course is designed to introduce the student to art media, 

techniques, and materials appropriate for coordinating the teaching 

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of art with all areas of the curriculum in grades kindergarten through 
six. Experience in the schools is included. Fall term. 

34 1 7. Teaching of Music 3 hours 

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

3421 . Introduction to Education 3 hours 

A study of the historical development, philosophy, organization, 

and basic issues underlying the American educational system and 
the teaching profession. Interpersonal theory of education is 
presented. Provision is made for regular classroom observation by 
the student in public schools of the Atlanta area. Fall and Spring 

3422. Secondary Curriculum 3 hours 

A study of the purposes and objectives of secondary education, 

overall curriculum-planning and development, and organization of 
content within subjects. Various prominent and experimental cur- 
ricular patterns are analyzed. Fall term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3441. The Child in the Home and the Community 3 hours 

This course is an introduction to early childhood education. It is 

designed to acquaint the student with various types of programs 
provided for children ages 4 through 9. Aspects of the curriculum 
will be examined and an integration of curricula areas will be em- 
phasized. Involvement of parents and utilization of community 
resources in the education of young children will be stressed. 

3442. Curriculum and Methods In Early Childhood Education .... 3 hours 

Emphasizes development of materials and curricula for achieving 
the objectives of teaching for preschool through fourth grade. An in- 
terdisciplinary approach is stressed. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 

3443. Curriculum and Methods for the Middle Grades 3 hours 

The course examines the characteristics and development of the 

middle school child. The rationale, organization and operation of the 
middle school are studied. 

441 1 . Children's Literature 3 hours 

A study of literature appropriate to the school grades one through 

seven with emphasis upon selection of materials and techniques for 
creating interest and enjoyment through presentation. Prerequisite: 
Junior standing. 

441 2. Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar 12 hours 

A course requiring full-time participation in a school in the Atlan- 
ta area under the supervision of a qualified supervising teacher. This 
is designed to promote gradual introduction to responsible 
teaching, including participation in the teacher's usual extracur- 
ricular activities. A seminar on the college campus at designated 
times during the student teaching period is part of the course. Fall 

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and Spring terms. Prerequisite: approval and completion of 
September experience. 

442 1 . Educational Media 3 hours 

Topics include operation of basic audio-visual equipment, produc- 
tion of media, and effective use of media in the classroom. 

4422. Secondary Methods and Materials 3 hours 

To be taken concurrently with student teaching. A course design- 
ed to help prospective teachers develop varying methods and techni- 
ques of instruction appropriate to the nature of their subject and 
their own capabilities, and the meeting of the demand of various stu- 
dent groups. Problems such as classroom control, motivation, and 
the pacing of instruction are studied. Extensive 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. Prerequisite: student teaching assignment. 

4423. Educational Psychology 3 hours 

A study of learning theory and its application to such problems as 

classroom control, the organization of learning activities, under- 
standing individual differences and evaluating teaching and learn- 
ing. Emphasis is given to factors which facilitate and interfere with 
learning. Pall term. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

4424. Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar 12 hours 

A course requiring full-time participation in a school in the Atlan- 
ta area under the supervision of a qualified supervising teacher. This 
is designed to promote gradual introduction to responsible 
teaching, including participation in the teachers 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. 

4425. introduction to Special Education 3 hours 

This course is designed to assist teachers in the identification and 

education 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 educational ap- 
proaches with both normal and special learners, and will learn 
methods of diagnostic teaching. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

4429. Special Topics in Curriculum 

Contents to be determined; course may be taken for credit more 
than once. 


The University offers a major in psychology leading to the 
Bachelor of Arts degree. The major consists of at least ten 

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psychology courses including Introduction 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 complete the 
following four directed electives: Introduction to Sociology, two 
laboratory Sciences, and either an upper division Philosophy elective 
or a third laboratory Science course. A C average in major 
coursework is required for graduation. 

C462. Introduction to Psychology 3 hours 

An introduction to general psychology, including both the ex- 
perimental investigation of such basic psychological processes as 
learning, perception, and motivation, and the psychological study of 
humans as persons adjusting to complex personal and social forces. 

2461 . Theories of Personality 3 hours 

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: 

2462. Child/Adolescent Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the child from conception through adolescence. Atten- 
tion is given to physical, social, emotional, and intellectual develop- 
ment of the child with special emphasis placed on the importance of 
learning. Prerequisite: C462. 

2463. Abnormal Psychology 3 hours 

An introduction to the psychological aspects of behavior 

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

2472. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hours 

Treatment of quantitative methods, measurements, and analysis 
in the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: C331, C462, C471. 

3461. Introductory Experimental Psychology 4 hours 

A combination lecture-laboratory course emphasizing the design 

and execution of psychological research. Prerequisite: C462, 2472. 

3462. Intermediate Experimental Psychology 3 hours 

In-depth studies of the findings and theories pertaining to simple 

and complex learning and areas of controversy. Specific topics will 
involve experimental psycholinguistics, memory, and cognitive 
psychology. Prerequisites: C462, 2472, 3461. 

3463. Psychological Testing 3 hours 

A study of the selection, evaluation, administration, interpreta- 
tion and practical uses of tests of intelligence, aptitudes, interest, 
personality, social adjustment, and the tests commonly used in in- 

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dustry. Prerequisites: C462, 2472. 

3464. Applied Psychology 3 hours 

Selected studies of the occupational endeavors of psychologists, 
the metliods they employ, and the principles they have observed and 
applied. Prerequisite: C462 and permission of instructor. 

3472. Social Psychology 3 hours 

A course concerned with the behavior of individuals in groups in- 
cluding social motivation, attitudes, group norms and membership, 
and social roles. Prerequisites: C462, C47 1 . 

446 1 . History and Systems of Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the historic development of modern psychology, cover- 
ing its philosophical and scientific ancestry, the major schools of 
thought, and the contemporary systems of psychology, and their 
theoretical and empirical differences. Prerequisite: C462 and permis- 
sion of instructor. 

4462. Seminar 3 hours 

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics 

of contemporary interest in psychology. Courses offered include 
"Psychology of Leadership and Psychology of Sex Differences". 
Prerequisite: C642, one additional psychology course and permis- 
sion of instructor. 

4463. Directed Research in Psychology 3 plus 3 hours 

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

4464. Advanced Topics In Clinical Psychology 3 hours 

Examination and discussion of topics 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 ma- 
jor 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 /Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal 
Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. 

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


C47I . Introduction to Sociology (A Survey) 3 hours 

The study of human society, the nature of culture and its 
organization. Processes of communication, socialization, mobility, 
and population growth are described and analyzed. Emphasis is 
placed on methods, basic concepts, and principal findings of the 

1472. Social Problems 3 hours 

A study of the impact of current social forces upon American 
society. Deviation from social norms, conflict concerning social 
goals and values, and social disorganization as these apply to family, 
economic, religious, and other institutional and interpersonal situa- 
tions are of primary concern. Prerequisite: C471. 

247 1 . The Family 3 hours 

An analysis of the family institution as a background for the study 

of family interaction, socialization, and the parent-child relationship, 
courtship and marriage interaction, family crises and problems. 
Prerequisite: C471. 

2472. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hours 

Treatment of quantitative methods, measurements, and analysis 

in the behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: C331, C462, C471. 

347 1 . Cultural Anthropology 3 hours 

An introduction to the study of people and their culture, using 

material from folk and modern cultures throughout the world. Em- 
phasis is given to development of understanding of culture — its 
purpose, meaning, and function. Prerequisite: C471. 

3472. Social Psychology 3 hours 

A course concerned with the behavior of individuals in groups in- 

cludmg social motivation, attitudes, group norms and membership, 
and social roles. Prerequisite: C471, C462. 

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3473. Field of Social Work 3 hours 

An orientation course based on tiie description and analysis of the 

historical development of social work and the operation in contem- 
porary society of the many social work activities. Prerequisite: C47 1 . 

3474. Methods of Social Work 3 hours 

Study of the methods used in social work in contemporary social 

work activities. Prerequisites: C471, 3474. 

3475. Minority Peoples 3 hours 

A study of minority peoples using both the anthropological and 

sociological perspectives. Although other types are considered, par- 
ticular attention 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: C47 1 . 

3476. Methodology in Sociology 3 hours 

The design and implementation of research studies, and the use 

of control groups or statistical control. Prerequisites: C33I, C463, 
C47I, 2472. 

3477. The Community 3 hours 

The study of the community as an area of interaction with par- 
ticular emphasis on the impact of urbanization and industrialization 
upon the individual. Prerequisite: C471. 

4471 . Field Experience in Social Work 12-15 hours 

Students concentrating in social work are placed with various 

social work agencies in the Atlanta area for on-the-job practicum ex- 
perience. Prerequisites: 3473, 3474, and approval of social work 

4472. Criminology 3 hours 

The principles of criminology and penology and an analysis of the 

criminal justice system; study of historical and contemporary theory 
and practice. Prerequisite: C471. 

4473. Population 3 hours 

The study of the social implications of changing fertility, mortali- 
ty, and migration patterns: the effects of population pressure upon 
culture and standards of living; and the current population trends in 
our own and other countries. Prerequisites: C33 1 , 47 1 . 

4474. History of Sociological Thought 3 hours 

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

4474. Seminar in Sociology 1-3 hours 

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics 
of contemporary and historical interest in sociology. Courses offered 
include Social Structure and Interaction, "Sociology of Women," 
"Sociology of Music , and "Sociology of Education. 

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Division V: Business 
and Economics 

1 1 

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

To insure orderly completion of these programs, the prospective 
major students should follow the checklist of requirements in the 
Advisor's Handbook. It is important to plan the program correctly 
from the outset. The student is responsible for fulfilling this require- 


Course requirements for the student who wants to major in 
Business Administration include the following: Business Law I, 
Business Concepts, Quantitative Methods in Business, Insurance, In- 
troduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, 
Statistics, Accounting I and M, Computer Science I, Human Relations, 
Finance, Marketing, and Management, plus two economics electives 
and four Division electives. Mo grade less than C ' in Division V 
courses may be considered in meeting the requirements for the 
Bachelor of Business Administration. 

1510. Business Law I 3 hours 

A course designed to give the student 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. Business Law II 3 hours 

A study of partnerships, corporations, sales, bailments, security 
devices, property, bankruptcy, and trade infringements. Prerequisite: 

1512. Business Concepts 3 hours 

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

1513. Insurance 3 hours 

A study of the principles and practices of personal and property 

insurance. Emphasis is upon the formation of the insurance relation; 
concealment, warranties, waiver, and estoppel; incontestibility, the 
respective interests of the beneficiary, insured, insurer, assignee, and 

2512. Quantitative Methods in Business 3 hours 

An introduction to operations research, model building, optimiza- 

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tion, probability, linear programming, inventory models, and simula- 
tion. Major techniques and models of quantitative analysis as ap- 
plied to business are studied. Prerequisite: Math 1331 — Calculus. 

25 1 1 . Computer Science I (BASIC) 3 hours 

An introduction to computer programming principles and the 
BASIC computer language; the operation and use of the Time-Shared 
Computer Terminal. Fee, $75.00. (One semester use of computer ter- 

2518. Statistics 3 hours 

The course includes descriptive and inferential statistics with par- 
ticular emphasis upon parametric statistics, probability theory, 
Bayesian inference, decision models, and regression and correlation 
analysis. Mon-parametric statistics will be introduced. Prerequisites: 
2512 and 2511. 

3514. Human Relations 3 hours 

A course designed to inquire into plant operations and industrial 
relations, to emphasize the importance of people in business and the 
psychological understandings that are necessary for successful 

35 1 6. Finance 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 ex- 
tensive analysis of financial health, growth indicators, and strategy. 
Attention is given to the market for long-term and short-term funds, 
including the economic facts influencing the cost and availability of 
funds in the various money capital markets. Prerequisites: 2523, 
1531 and 2518. 

3 1 57. Marketing 3 hours 

A course concerned with the policies and problems involved in the 
operation of market institutions. The course examines broad prin- 
ciples in the organization and direction of the marketing function 
and analytical aspects of marketing and consumer behavior. Prere- 
quisites: 2518, 1531. 

45 1 6. Management 3 hours 

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


The economics concentration is designed to familiarize the stu- 
dent with the structure and functioning of the economic system and 
the basic tools of economic analysis. The program provides basic 

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preparation of a broad range of career opportunities and is par- 
ticularly recommended for those planning to pursue graduate work 
in Economics and Business Administration. Required courses for the 
Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics include 
the following: Business Law, Insurance, Introduction to Economics, 
Quantitative Methods in Business, Principles of Accounting I and II, 
Computer Science I, Statistics, Microeconomics, and Macro- 
economics, plus six additional economics electives and one Division 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics are 
the following: Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Macro- 
economics, Computer Science I, Quantitative Methods in Business, 
Statistics, six economics electives, plus two courses above the 2000 
level in one of the following fields: accounting, business, history, 
political studies, sociology or psychology. Ho grades less than "C ' in 
Division V courses may be considered in meeting the requirements 
for the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts 
degree in Economics. 

C52I . Introduction to Economics 3 hours 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic 
economic concepts. The student will be introduced to a few key 
economic principles that can be used in analyzing various economic 
events. The material will include a history of economic thought, 
monetary and financial economics, and supply and demand 

2522. United States Economic and Business History 3 hours 

A study of the origin and growth of the American economic 
system; development of an historical basis for understanding 
present problems and trends in the economy. Prerequisite: C521. 

352 1 . Microeconomics 3 hours 

An intensive study of the behavior of the consumer and the firm, 
problems of production and distribution, and the structure of 
markets. Attention 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 imperfect market structures under conditions of uncertainty and 
risk. Prerequisite: 2523, C521. 

3522. Macroeconomics 3 hours 

A comprehensive survey of aggregate economic analysis; the 

theory and measurement of national income and employment; price 
levels; business fluctuations; monetary and fiscal policies; economic 
growth. Quantitative analyses utilizing intermediate quantitative 
methods and econometric models. Prerequisites: 2525, C521. 

3525. Money and Credit 3 hours 

The nature and development of the money and credit systems of 
the United States; the functions and activities of financial institu- 

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tions; commercial banking; the Federal Reserve System. Emphasis is 
upon the cause and effect relationships between money and 
economic activity, including effects on employment, prices, income, 
distribution of wealth, and growth. Focus is on monetary theory, 
money and credit flows, and the impact on economic activity and 
business decision. Prerequisite: C52I. 

3527. Economic Development 3 hours 

A study of the economic, social, and political factors that account 
for the contrast between the economic stagnation in much of the 
world and the history of steadily rising income in the U.S., Europe 
and Japan. Prerequisite: C521. 

3526. Labor Economics 3 hours 

The history, theory, and practices of the American labor move- 
ment. A study of labor organizations as economic and social institu- 
tions including a survey of the principles and problems of union- 
management relationships encountered in collective bargaining and 
in public policies toward labor. Prerequisites: C521, 2525. 

4523. International Economics 3 hours 

A study of international trade and finance; regional specialization; 

national commercial policies; international investments; balance of 
payments; foreign exchange; foreign aid policies; international 
agreements on tariffs and trade. Prerequisite: C521, 2525. 

4524. History of Economic Thought 3 hours 

A study of the major writers and schools of economic thought, 

related to the economic, political, and social institutions of their 
times; the Medieval, Mercantilist, Physiocrat, Classical, Marxist, 
Historical, Neoclassical, Institutionalist, Keynesian, and post- 
Keynesian schools. Prerequisite: C52 1 . 

4525. Public Finance 3 hours 

An analysis of the impact of federal, state and local government 

expenditures, revenues, debt management and budgeting on the 
allocation of resources, the distribution of income, the stabilization 
of national income and employment, and economic growth. Expen- 
diture patterns, tax structure, microeconomic and macroeconomic 
theories of public expenditures and taxation will be examined. Prere- 
quisites: C521, 2525. 


The primary objective of the program in Accounting is to prepare 
men and women for responsible positions in industry, government, 
and public accounting. The field of accountancy is dynamic and 
challenging. Therefore, preparation for accounting positions re- 
quires a broad understanding of general situations as well as 
thorough knowledge of the field of accounting. To prepare students 
to meet and master the changing field of accounting, a forward- 

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looking undergraduate accounting curriculum has been designed. 
The following courses are required: Business Law 1 and II, Quan- 
titative Methods in Business, Accounting I and II, Statistics, Com- 
puter Science I, Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Macro- 
economics, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Human Relations, 
Finance, Marketing, Management, Business and Personal Taxes, Cost 
Accounting, Auditing, Advanced Accounting, and two Division elec- 
tives. Mo grades less than C in Division V courses may be con- 
sidered in meeting the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Ad- 
ministration degree in Accounting. 

1 530. Principles of Accounting I 3 hours 

A study of accounting principles, concepts, and the nature of 

financial statements. Emphasis is placed upon the use of accounting 
as a device for reporting business activity. 

1 53 1. Principles of Accounting II 3 hours 

A study of the utilization of accounting information in business 

management, with emphasis upon construction and interpretation 
of financial statements. Prerequisite: 1530. 

2532. Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours 

A study of the development of accounting theories and their ap- 
plication to the preparation and correction of financial statements, 
to the measurement of periodic income, to asset acquisition, and to 
the capital structure of business corporations. Prerequisite: 1531. 

2533. Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours 

The study of accounting theory as it relates to the more special- 
ized problems of price level changes, funds, cash flow statements, 
and related concepts. Prerequisite: 2532. 

3534. Cost Accounting 3 hours 

A study of the principles and techniques of cost control with con- 
centration on the structural aspects of cost accounting as a 
managerial tool and on the procedures involved in solving cost ac- 
counting problems. Prerequisites: 1530, 1531. 

3535. Business and Personal Taxes 3 hours 

A study of the income tax laws and related accounting problems 

of individuals, partnerships, and corporations. The course is addi- 
tionally concerned with the managerial effects of taxation upon deci- 
sions and policies in the planning, organization, and operation of a 
business enterprise. 

4535. Advanced Accounting (One Semester) 3 hours 

The application of accounting principles and concepts to 
specialized business situations including partnerships, mergers, ac- 
quisitions, fiduciary relationships, installments, consignments, and 
foreign exchange. Prerequisites: Senior standing and 2532, 2533. 

4537. Auditing 3 hours 

A study of auditing standards and procedures, use of statistical 

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and other quantitative techniques, and preparation of audit working 
papers, reports, and financial statements. Emphasis is placed upon 
the criteria for the establishment of internal controls and the effect 
of these controls on examinations and reports. Prerequisites: 1530, 
1531, 2532, 2533, 2518. 

4539. Development of Accounting Theory 3 hours 

A study of the principles evolved through the years which are 
basic to currently accepted theories of accounting. Course consists 
of reading, discussions, and reports on current accounting theory 
with emphasis on pronouncements by professional organizations 
and governmental agencies. Prerequisite: 2533. 


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

2553. Principles of Real Estate 3 hours 

An introductory course designed to give the student an under- 
standing of the technicalities of selling and buying land and homes 
and the legal principles peculiar to real estate. The forms used in real 
estate transactions and the knowledge of mathematical computa- 
tions necessary to become a licensed real estate salesman are also 

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

The objectives of the course are: Mitigating the drudgery of ad- 
ding machines and handcopying — Making more time available to 
master accounting analysis with the computer supplying the mathe- 
matical sophistication — Making time available for actually writing 
accounting programs for the computer — And having the logic of 
complex problems considered by student team-work, much as in- 
telligent members of a business economy. The course is based on ap- 
proximately 60 computer programs written in BASIC. These pro- 
grams can be called forth by the student to journalize, post, prepare 
trial balances and financial statements, as well as to make analyses 
of financial and management accounting simulations. (Time-Sharing 
System Applications in Accounting, Student Guides, and a standard 
accounting textbook will be used.) Terminal fee, $75.00. Prere- 
quisites: 2511, 1531. 

2555. Investment Principles and Analysis 3 hours 

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 ac- 
cepted practices in the management of funds. Attention will be given 
to the techniques and principles of critical analysis, with considera- 
tion of the time value of money, and an introduction to some of the 
technical approaches to portfolio management as well as interpreta- 

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tions of corporation reports from the fundamental investment view- 
point. Prerequisite: 1531. 

3552. Computer Science II 3 hours 

Advanced concepts in computer programming and a further in- 
troduction to quantitative methods are presented in the BASIC 
language. An introduction to other specialized languages including 
rORTRAH, COBOU and QPSS will be provided to indicate more fully 
the popularly known potentials of computer application. Students 
will use the computer terminal and "canned programs' as well as 
write programs for special applications in business, economics, and 
science Terminal Fee, $75.00. Prerequisite: 251 1. 

3553. International Business 3 hours 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the problems 

encountered in conducting business outside one's own country and 
to provide a basis for evaluating the impact on business activities of 
the changing economic, political, and cultural environment in an in- 
ternational environment. 

3554. Personnel Management 3 hours 

A study of the principles, concepts and practices associated with 

the management of the personnel function in a profit and non-profit 
organizations. The ultimate goal would be to impress upon the stu- 
dent the importance of proper human resource utilization in any 

3556. Marketing Communications 3 hours 

Principles, concepts and practices relating to the various kinds of 
communications employed to disseminate information about pro- 
ducts and services to potential buyers. Communications methods to 
be studied include advertising, personal selling, sales promotion and 
public relations. The behavioral aspects of both messages and media 
will be explored. 

4555. Information Control Systems 3 hours 

A study of business information and reporting requirements in- 
cluding the fundamentals of analysis, design, and installation of ac- 
counting and other reporting systems. Prerequisites: 1550, 1531. 

4556. Marketing Management 3 hours 

The primary objective of this course is to pursue in depth the 

marketing concepts introduced in Marketing 3517 with particular 
emphasis on the product planning viewpoint. Marketing program 
design and budgeting will be highlighted, and management prin- 
ciples will be applied. Prerequisite: 3517, 4516. 

4558. Directed Studies in Business and Economics 3 hours 

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

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Division VI: Graduate 

Studies in Early Childhood 

and Middle Grades Education 

Oglethorpe University offers a program leading to the 
degree Master of Arts in either Early Childhood Education 
or Middle Grades Education. Graduates are eligible for T5 
certification in Georgia and for comparable certification 
in other states. 

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. 

Tor application please write: Office of Admissions 

Oglethorpe University 
Atlanta, Georgia 30319 
or call 233-6864 or 261-1441 


The Graduate Division offers work leading to the degree Master of 
Arts in education with concentrations in early and middle grades. 
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 examina- 
tion. 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. Ap- 
plication for diploma should be made during the semester of 
anticipated completion of degree requirements. 


The Graduate Division is organized as one of the six academic 
divisions of the 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 administration, 
under the leadership of the chairman of the Graduate Division. 

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 op- 
portunity 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 the 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, ex- 
hibit 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 prescrib- 
ed, the applicant must submit transcripts of all previous work com- 
pleted, satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (Ap- 
titude Test), two recommendations (form provided) from previous 

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colleges attended and /or employers and, when deemed necessary, 
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 $20.00 application fee 
(non-refundable). All material (completed forms, fee, transcripts, and 
test scores) should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, Ogle- 
thorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia 30319. To insure proper con- 
sideration, all documents must be on hand at least twenty days prior 
to the proposed time of enrollment. All documents become the pro- 
perty 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 en- 
trance, if applicable. Otherwise, the original admissions will be 
canceled, the file discontinued, and a new application may be re- 
quired for admission at a later date. 

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

Information concerning the administration of the Graduate Rec- 
ord Examination may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or 
by writing: Education Testing Service, Princeton, Fiew 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 ad- 
mitted 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 chair- 
man of the Graduate Division for reclassification when the condi- 

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tions 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 bachelors 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 admis- 
sion to graduate study except for the degree, and (3) the total load In 
a semester would not exceed fifteen semester hours. Under no cir- 
cumstances may a course be used for both graduate and under- 
graduate 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 stu- 
dent admitted on this basis should understand that registration ter- 
minates upon the completion of the work authorized by the degree 
granting institution. If later electing to seek a degree from Ogle- 
thorpe University, the student must make formal application for ad- 
mission and may petition to have credit earned as a transient stu- 
dent applied toward the degree at the 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 pub- 
lication. 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. Graduate summer sessions may vary slightly either 
as to dates or length of course. 


Courses numbered 6000 are open only to graduate students. 
Some 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 

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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 assign- 
ed 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 

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 
1 — 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 com- 
pletion of the work within one year or the I becomes an F. 
W — Official withdrawal may be permitted if the student's pro- 
gress 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. 

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Application for admission to candidacy for the Master of Arts 
degree must be filed with the chairman of the Graduate Division after 
the student has twelve semester hours of graduate study at Ogle- 
thorpe University. 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 seek- 
ing the Master of Arts degree must furnish certification by the chair- 
man of the Education Department of eligibility for first professional 
certification or include appropriate make-up work in the program. 


Course Requirements. The program leading to the masters 
degree will require a minimum of thirty-six semester hours of course 
credit beyond the bachelors degree. The following requirements 
must be included in the credit earned. 

Foundations of Education — nine semester hours 
Problems in Teaching of Reading — three semester hours 

* Early Childhood 

Mathematics for Elementary Schools — three semester hours 
Content Electives — nine semester hours (minimum) 
Growth And Development, the Young Child — three semester 

* Middle Grades 

The Middle Grades Learner — three semester hours 

Content Electives — twelve semester hours to include a three 

course (nine hour) concentration in one curriculum area. 
Electives — nine semester hours 

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 com- 
prehensive 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: (I) 
transfer credit will not be considered prior to admission to can- 
didacy; (2) work already applied toward another degree cannot be ac- 
cepted; (3) work must have been completed witfiin the six-year 
period allowed for the completion of degree requirements; (4) work 

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must have been applicable toward a graduate degree at the institu- 
tion 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 correspon- 
dence work be applied toward satisfaction of degree requirements. 

'Detailed programs are available from members of the graduate faculty. 


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 $100.00 per three 
semester hour course. An application fee (non-refundable) of $20.00 
must accompany the application. 

An application for degree must be made at least two months prior 
to commencement at which time a $25.00 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 



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Graduate Courses 


*640l . Introduction to Research in Education 3 hours 

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

*64l I . Psychology of Learning 3 hours 

This course examines the nature and facilitation of student learn- 
ing. Teaching methods and skills are considered. 

641 2. Social Studies for Elementary Schools 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of 

the teacher in Social Studies for the elementary school grades. 

64 1 3. Language Arts for Today's Schools 3 hours 

Elementary language arts curriculum goals, content, and 

teaching problems are considered in sequence from kindergarten 
through the elementary school. 

6141. Mathematics for Elementary Schools 3 hours 

Applications 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 problem-solving. 

641 5. Science for Elementary Schools 3 hours 

This course focuses on developing the skills and attitudes needed 

to teach today's activity-oriented science curricula. Each participant 
can adapt work to her or his needs and interest through choice of 
readings, activities, and development of materials. 

6416. Children's Literature 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of 

the teacher in utilizing children's literature for the elementary 

6417. Music for Today's Schools 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of 

the teacher in music for the elementary school. 

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64 1 8. Art for Today's Schools 3 hours 

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

*642 1 . Foundations of Education 3 hours 

The study of historical and philosophical foundations of educa- 
tion from ancient times to today. Philosophy will be viewed within 
the historical context of its development. 

6422. Education Media 3 hours 

The course studies operation of audio-visual equipment, techni- 
ques of producing a variety of graphics, slides, transparencies and 
tapes, and use of media for teaching. Class members plan and pro- 
duce a series of materials for their own teaching situations. 

6423. The Middle School Learner 3 hours 

Emphasis is on the nature of the middle school child, including 

characteristics, needs and assessment. Methods of using the cur- 
riculum and educational program to meet the diverse educational 
needs of the middle school learner are examined as they relate to 
the nature of the child. (Middle Grades Requirement.) 

6424. Learning Difficulties (Introduction to Special Education) . . 3 hours 

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, informa- 
tion about screening procedures and appropriate instructional pro- 
cedures for the regular classroom. How to make referrals and work 
with specialists in the various areas of learning disabilities will be 

6425. Models of Teaching 3 hours 

Examines and compares a variety of approaches to teaching 

developed by Bruner, Taba, Suchman, Gordon, Ausubel, Massialas, 
Cox, Oliver and Shaver. The approaches examined help stimulate 
creative learning environments; foster thinking which can be used to 
analyze, compare, and contrast various modes of instruction; and 
provide alternative teaching strategies to educators. 

6429. Special Topics In Curriculum T.B.A. 

Contents to be determined; course may be taken for credit more 
than once. 

*643 1 . Problems in Teaching of Reading 3 hours 

A study of the nature of reading with emphasis given to the skills 
required in reading. Basic principles, techniques, methods and 
materials which provide for differentiated instruction are con- 

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6434. Individualizing Reading Instruction 3 hours 

A study of the nature of reading problems. Practice is given to the 
administratian and interpretation of formal and informal diagnostic 
procedures. Corrective and remedial techniques, materials and pro- 
cedures will be studied. Emphasis will be given to less severe 
disabilities. This course is designed for the experienced teacher. 
Prerequisite: 6431 or equivalent. 

6441 , Programs of Early Childhood Education 3 hours 

A general study of current American early childhood programs. 
The course will include examination of the theories of human 
development underlying the various programs. 

6443. Growth & Development: The Young Child 3 hours 

A study of growth and development from infancy through fourth 
grade. Included are theories which describe physical, social, emo- 
tional, and intellectual development and the ways in which these 
relate to learning. (Early Childhood Requirements.) 

6444. Creative Experiences in Early Childhood 3 hours 

This course is designed to provide methods and materials for 

developing creativity in the young child. The emphasis is on utilizing 
children s literature, music, art, and movement education to provide 
a well-rounded program for young children. 

6445. 6446. Principles and Practices 

Early Childhood I and II 3 or 6 hours 

Through individualization of program planning these courses pro- 
vide the student with increased proficiency in working with the con- 
cepts, understandings and generalizations, as well as the knowledge 
and skills which apply to the various curriculum areas commonly 
ascribed to the area of Early Childhood Education. They provide a 
systematic plan whereby the student, under close personal 
guidance, will gain practical experience in applying theory to prac- 
tice. Emphasis will be determined, primarily, from the individual stu- 
dent's need assessment. 

'Courses required tor yrjducition. 

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Board of Trustees 


Stephen J. Schmidt 


William A. Emerson 

Vice Chairman 

Creighton 1. Perry 


Marshall A. Asher, Jr. 


Joseph S. Alexander '60 


Joe Alexander Builders 
Columbus, Georgia 

Marshall A. Asher, Jr. '41 

Retired Assistant Territorial 

Sears, Roebuck & Company 

Mary Bishop Asher '43 


The Westminster Schools 

Howard Q. Axelberg '40 

Chief Executive Officer 
and Chairman of 
Executive Committee 

Liller, Fieal, Weltin, Inc. 

Miriam Harland Conant 


John W. Crouch '29 


Certified Public Accountant 

Virginia O'Kelley Dempsey '27 

T^mpa, Florida 

Paul L. Dillingham 

Vice President 

The Coca-Cola Company 

Earl Dolive 

Vice Chairman of the Board 
Genuine Parts Company 

Jasper Dorsey 

Retired Vice Fresident 
Southern Bell Telephone and 
Tfelegraph Company 

Elmo 1. Ellis 

vice Fresident, 

Cox Broadcasting Corp. 

General Manager, 


William A. Emerson 

Senior Vice Fresident and 
national Sales Director 

Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, 
Fenner & Smith 

Mrs. David C. Garrett, Jr. '52 


Alice Bragg Qeiger '42 

Teacher, Chairman of 

Art Department 
Peachtree High School 

Charles B. Qinden 

Peachtree Bank 

Joel Goldberg 

Chairman of the 

Executive Committee 

Henry B. Green 
Cheves-Qreen Enterprises 

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Jesse S. Hall 

Executive Vice President 
Trust Company Bank 

C. Edward Mansell 


Hansen, Post, Brandon & 
Dorsey, Attorneys 

Haines H. Hargrett 

Chairman of the Board and 
Chief Executive Officer 

Fulton Federal Savings 
& Loan Association 

George L. Harris, Jr. 

Senior Vice President— Trust 
The Citizens &" Southern 
national Bank 

Arthur Howell 

Senior Partner 

Jones, Bird 6f Howell, Attorneys 

Fitzhugh M. Legerton 


Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church 

Edward D. Lord 

Vice President — Group 

Life Insurance Company of Georgia 

James P. McLain 


McLain & Merritt, PC. 

Manning M. Pattiilo, Jr. 
Oglethorpe University 

Creighton I. Perry '37 


Perma-Ad Ideas of Atlanta, Inc. 

Garland E Pinhoister 
Matthews Supermarkets 

Mack A. Rikard '37 


Allied Products Company 

Birmingham, Alabama 

Stephen J. Schmidt '40 

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer 
Dixie Seal & Stamp Company 

Charles L. Towers 

Retired Vice President 
Shell Oil Company 

John L. Turoff 

Brookins &• Turoff, Attorneys 

Murray D. Wood 

vice Chairman 

Ernst &: Whinney 


Thomas L. Camp '25 

Emeritus Chief Judge 
State Court of Fulton County 

George E. Goodwin 


Manning, Selvage & Lee/Atlanta 

J. Clyde Loftis '22 

Retired President 
Kratt Foods 

Louis A. Montag 

Consultant and Director 

Montag &" Caldwell, Inc. 

Eugene W. O'Brien 
Consulting Engineer 

William C. Perkins 29 


Atlanta Brush Company 

Roy D. Warren 


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The Faculty 

(Year of appointment in parenthieses) 

Q. Malcolm Amerson (1968) 
Dean of the College 
B.S., Berry College 
M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University 

Daniel K. Anglin (1979) 

Instructor of Business 

B.A., Oglethorpe University 
J.D., Emory University School 

of Law 

Keith H. Aufderheide (1980) 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
B.S., Wilmington College 
Ph.D., Miami University 

Leo Bilancio (1959) 

Professor of History 

A.B., Knox College 

M.A., University of north Carolina 

James Arthur Bohart (1972) 

Assistant Professor of Music 
B.S., M.M., northern Illinois 

William L. Brightman (1975) 

Associate Professor of English 
A.B., Ph.D., University of 

Thomas W. Chandler (1961) 

Associate Professor and Librarian 

B.A., M.Ln., Emory University 

Barbara R. Clark (1971) 

Professor of English 
B.A., Georgia State University 
M.A., University of Kansas 
M.P.A., Georgia State University 
Ph.D., University of Georgia 

John A. Cramer (1980) 

Assistant Professor of Physics 
B.S., Wheaton College 
M.A., Ohio University 
Ph.D., Tfexas A&M University 

riell D. Crowe (1980) 
Lecturer in English 

B.S. Agnes Scott 
M.A., Emory University 

Linda M. Dykes (1980) 

Assistant Professor of 

B.B.A., Emory University 
M.P.A., Georgia State University 

Joseph n. Fadyn (1981) 

Assistant Professor of 

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University 

Robert J. Fusillo (1966) 
Professor of English 

A.B., M.S., Fort Hays 

Kansas State College 
Ph.D., The Shakespeare Institute 

University of Birmingham 


Roy n. Qoslin (1946) 

Professor Emeritus of Physics 

and Mathematics 
A.B., nebraska Wesleyan University 
M.A., University of Wyoming 
Sc.D., Oglethorpe University 

Bruce W. Hetherington (1980) 

Assistant Professor of Economics 

B.B.A., Madison College 

M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute 

Charlton H. Jones (1974) 

Associate Professor of 
Business Administration 

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

J.B. Key (1965) 

Professor of History 
A.B., Birmingham-Southern College 
M.A., Vanderbilt University 
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins 

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John B. Knott, 111 (1971) 
Associate Professor of 

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

Janie J. Little (1980) 

Lecturer in Sociology 
B.A., University of Texas 
M.A., Georgia State University 

Triska H. Loftin (1975) 

Lecturer in Art 

B.A., West Georgia College 

M.A., University of Georgia 

Elgin F. MacConnell (1959) 

Associate Professor of Education 
A.B., Allegheny College 
M.A., new York University 

Robert W. Moffie (1979) 
Assistant Professor of 

B.A., University of California 
M.A., Ph.D., University 
of riotre Dame 

David K. Mosher (1972) 
Associate Professor of 

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

Phillip J. neujahr (1973) 

Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., Stanford University 
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University 

Ken nishimura (1964) 

Professor of Philosophy 

A.B., Pasadena College 
M.Div., Asbury Theological 

Ph.D., Emory University 

Philip F. Palmer (1964) 

Professor of Political Science 

A.B., M.A., University of Piew 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. (1975) 


B.A., University of the South 
A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago 
LL.D., Le Moyne College 
LL.D., St. John's University 
L.H.D., University of Detroit 
L.H.D., College of new Rochelle 
L.H.D., Park College 
Litt.D., St. norbert College 

T^d D. Ransopher (1981) 

Assistant Professor of 
Business Administration 

B.A., Indiana Central University 
M.B.A., Stetson University 

D.W. Robertson (1980) 

Lecturer in Business 

B.S., University of Missouri 

Daniel L. Schadler (1975) 

Associate Professor of Biology 

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

Johnna Shamp (1973) 

Associate Professor of 

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


William O. Shropshire (1979) 

Callaway Professor of Economics 
B.A., Washington and Lee 

Ph.D., Duke University 

Ben Smith (1973) 

Lecturer in Art 

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

John C. Stevens (1975) 

Associate Professor of Education 

A.B., University of Denver 

M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Georgia 

William A. Strozier (1965) 

Professor of Foreign Languages 

A.B., Emory University 
M.A., University of Chicago 
L.H.D., Oglethorpe University 

T. Lavon T^lley (1968) 

Professor of Education 

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

Linda J. Taylor (1975) 

Associate Professor of English 

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

John A. Thames (1977) 

Dean of Students 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 
M.A., Columbia University 
Ed.D., University of Southern 

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David n. Thomas (1968) 

Professor of History 
A.B., Coker College 
M.A., Ph.D., University of 
north Carolina 

John E. Tully (1981) 
Professor of Business 

A.B., Harvard University 
M.B.A., Emory University 
D.B.A., Georgia State University 

Louise M. Valine (1978) 

Associate Professor of Education 
B.S., University of Houston 
M.Ed., University of Georgia 
Ed.D., Auburn University 

Martha H. Vardeman (1966) 

Professor of Sociology 
B.S., M.S., Auburn University 
Ph.D., University of Alabama 

George W. Waldner (1973) 

Associate Professor of 
Political Science 

A.B., Cornell University 

M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University 

Victoria L. Weiss (1977) 

Associate Professor of English 
B.A., St. riorbert College 
M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University 

Ann M. Wheeler (1979) 

Assistant Professor of Education 

B.S., University of Piebraska 

M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University 

George F. Wheeler (1953) 

Professor of Physics 
A.B., Ohio State University 
M.A., California Institute of 

Monte W. Wolf (1978) 

Associate Professor of Chemistry 
B.S., University of California 
Ph.D., University of Southern 

Philip P. Zinsmeister (1973) 

Professor of Biology 
B.S., Wittenberg University 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois 

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(Year of appointment in parentheses) 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. (1975) 

B.A., University of the South 
A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago 
LL.D., Le Moyne College 
LL.D., St. Johns University 
L.H.D., University of Detroit 
L.M.D., College of New Rochelle 
L.H.D., Park College 
Litt.D., St. Morbert College 

Paul Kenneth Vonk (1967) 

President Emeritus 
A.B., Calvin College 
M.A., University of Michigan 
Ph.D., Duke University 

Charles L. Tbwers (1976) 

Assistant to the President 

B.A., University of 

Southern California 
LL.D., Oglethorpe University 

Q. Malcolm Amerson (1968) 

Dean of the College 

B.S., Berry College 

M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University 

Carl V. Hodges (1977) 

Dean of Continuing Education 

B.S., Georgia Southern College 
M.Ed., Duke University 
Ed.D., University of Georgia 

John B. Knott, 111 (1971) 

Dean of Administration 

A.B., University of north Caroline 
M.Div., Duke University 
Ph.D., Emory University 

Elgin F. MacConnell (1959) 
Dean of Services 
A.B., Allegheny College 
M.A., riew York University 

John E. Mays (1977) 
Director of Development 

B.A., Southwestern at Memphis 

Charles P. Sullivan (1971) 

Director of Annual Giving 

A.B., Oglethorpe University 
M.S., Georgia State University 

James A. riesbitt (1977) 

Director of Admissions 

B.A., West Georgia College 
M.A., West Georgia College 

John A. Thames (1977) 
Dean of Students 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 
M.A., Columbia University 
Ed.D., University of 
Southern California 

Mary Louise Plewby (1980) 

Secretary to the President 


Q. Malcolm Amerson 
Dean of the College 

Thomas W. Chandler, Jr. 


George Q. Stewart 
Assistant Librarian, 
Readers' Services 

Eran P. Flowers 

Assistant Librarian, Cataloging 

Dorothy Richardson 

Assistant Librarian, Emerita 

Mary Lou Mulvihill 

Library Assistant 

page 122 


Ronnie A. Few 

Library Assistant 

Hilda A. Hix 

Associate Registrar 

Carrie Lee Hall 

Associate Registrar 

Marjorie M. MacConnell 

Registrar Emerita 

Charlotte Morrow 

Secretary to the Dean 

Prudence H. Hughes 

Secretary to the Faculty 


James A. riesbitt 

Director of Admissions 

Jonathan H. Jay 

dissociate Director of Admissions 

Fred M. Carter 

Director of Financial Aid 

Pamela S. Beaird 

Assistant Director of 
Financial Aid 

Roxann D. Qarber 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

T. Randolph Smith 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

P. Carol Gamble 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Melvin L. Reynolds 

Assistant to the Director 
of Admissions 

Richard D. Leber 

Admissions Counselor 

Mary Ellen Perkins 

Graduate Admissions Counselor 

Helen M. Schofield 

Admissions Office Manager 

Betty E. riissley 

Admissions Office Secretary 


Jack M. Berkshire 

Director of Athletics, 
Head Basketball Coach 

John Wilson 

Assistant to the Director, 
Men's Tennis Coach 

Mary Ann Ingram 

Coordinator of Women's 

Melvin L. Reynolds 

Soccer Coach 

James C. Owen 

Director of Men's Intramurals 

Marshall R. Hason 
Cross Country Coach 


John B. Knott, III 

Dean of Administration 

Betty J. Amerson 

John W. Ferry 

Director of Data Processing 

Linda W. Bucki 

Director of Personnel 

Marie S. Williams 

Accounts Payable and 
Payroll Clerk 

page 123 

Kristy Stevens 

Accounts Receivable Clerk 

Adrina Richard 

Bookstore Manager 

Charles M. Wingo 

Assistant Manager, Bookstore 

B.C. Payne 

Superintendent of Buildings 
and Grounds 

Grace Chambless 

Secretary to the Dean 
Gloria D. Moore 



Carl V. Hodges 

Dean of Continuing Education 

Marlene Howard 
Associate Dean of 

Continuing Education 

William L. Gates 

Assistant Dean of 

Continuing Education 

Walter B. Mackenzie 

Director of Special Projects 

Patricia R. Elsey 



John E. Mays 

Director of Development 

Charles P Sullivan 

Director of Annual Giving 

William M. Wolpin 

Director of Alumni Affairs 
and Public Information 

Julie B. Rummel 

Administrative Assistant 
for Development 

Polly Perry 

Secretary to the Director 
of Alumni Affairs 


John A. Thames 
Dean of Students 

Lewis A. Gordon, Jr. 

Director of Counseling and 
Career Development 

Marshall R. Piason 

Director of Student Center 

James E. Walsh, Jr. 

Director of Men's Housing 

Fostine Womble 

Director of Women 's housing 

William G. Erickson, M.D. 

University Physician 

Patsy A. Bradley 

University nurse 

Sharyl C. Vest 

Secretary to the Dean 

Katherine V. Amos 

Secretary, Student Center 

page 124 

Board of Visitors 


Edward S. Qrenwald 

Dwight S. Bayley 

Vice Chairman 

Gilbert R. Campbell, Jr. 



Elizabeth E, Abreu 


Mary Blackwell Alexander '36 


Mary Alexander Public Relations 

Sid M. Barbanel '60 

Intermedics, Inc. 
rreeport, Texas 

Charles W. Bastedo 

Executive Vice President 
Atlantic Steel Company 

Dwight S. Bayley '61 


northminster Presbyterian Church 

Belle Turner Bennett '61 


Paula Lawton Bevington 
vice President / Community 

Servidyne Incorporated 

George C. Blount 
Blount Construction Company 

Franklin L. Burke '66 

Executive Vice President and 

Chief Operating Officer 
Bank of the South, Pi.A. 

Gilbert R. Campbell, Jr., C.C.E. 
Executive Vice President 
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce 

Robert M. Chambers 

Retired Chairman of the Board 
Sloan Paper Company 

Rodney M. Cook, C.L.U. 

Senior Sales Consultant 

Guardian Life Insurance 

Company of America 

Robert B. Currey '66 
Storehouse, Inc. 

Jeff Davidson 

President and General Manager 


Herbert E. Drake, Jr. 


Drake & Funsten, Inc. 

T^lmage L. Dryman 


The T^lmage Dryman Company 

Samuel G. Friedman, Jr. 
AFCO Realty Associates, Inc. 

Edward S. Grenwald 

Hansen, Post, Brandon & Dorsey, 

page 125 

Marion B. Glover 

Vice President 

The Coca-Cola Company 

Richard D. Jackson 


First Georgia Bank 

Gary M. Jones 


Woodward Academy 

J. P. Jung 
Dixie Engine Company 

Richard C. Kessler 

President, Chairman of the Board 
and Chief Executive Officer 

Days Inns of America, inc. 

M. David Merritt 
McLain & Merritt, P.C. 

John O. Mitchell 
Mitchell Motors, Inc. 

Mrs. Richard H. Pretz 


Daniel B. Rather 

Executive Vice President 

Carter & Associates, Inc. 

Eric M. Scharff 63 
Petrofax International 

Grant G. Simmons, Jr. 

C. Trippe Slade 

Secretary Treasurer 

The Exposition Company 

Mark L. Stevens 

Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. 

page 126 


Academic Regulations 47 

Access to Records 51 

Administration 122 

Advanced Placement Program 18 

Application for Admission 17 

Application Procedure 22 

Athletics 42 

Board of Trustees 117 

Board of Visitors 125 

Buildings and Grounds 12 

Calendar 1 

Career Development 43 

Class Attendance 48 

CLEP 18 

Continuing Education 53 

Core Program 55 

Course Descriptions 

Accounting 103 

American Studies 60 

Art 67 

Biology 79 

Business Administration 100 

Chemistry 81 

Economics 101 

Education, early childhood 90 

Education, middle grades 90 

Education, graduate 107 

Education, secondary 90 

Engineering 58 

English 64 

Foreign Language 68 

General Science 87 

History 74 

Individually Planned Major 58 

Interdisciplinary Studies 62 

International Studies 61 

Mathematics 83 

Medical Technology 82 

Music . .67 

Philosophy 69 

Physics 85 

Political Studies 76 

Pre-Law 76 

Pre-Medicine 59 

Psychology 94 

Social Work 97 

Sociology 96 

Counseling 42 

Credit by Examination 17 

Curriculum, Organization 54 

Dean's List 51 

Degrees 49 

Degrees With Honors 51 

Drop/ Add 36 

Education in the English Tradition ... 5 

ELS Language Center 21 

Evening School Fees 35 

Expenses 33 

Extra-Curricular Activities 40 

Faculty 119 

Faith Hall 15 

Fees and Costs 34 

Field House 15 

Financial Assistance 23 

Fraternities and Sororities 41 

Goodman Hall 15 

Gosiin Hall 14 

Grades 48 

Graduate Studies in Education .... 107 

Graduation Requirements 48 

Health Service 44 

Hearst HaH 14 

History of Oglethorpe 8 

Honors 44 

Housing 43 

International Students 21 

Library (Lowry Hall) 13 

Lupton Hall 13 

Men's Residence Halls 15 

Minimum Academic Average 48 

non-Traditional Students 20 

normal Academic Load 51 

"O " Book 44 

Orientation 39 

Part-Time Fees 35 

Probation and Dismissal 50 

Purpose 2 

Refunds 36 

Semester System 53 

Special Students 19 

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