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Bulletin, 1983-1984 


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 

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 Colleges and Schools. 
It is also approved for teacher education by the State Department of 

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

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Table of Contents 

University Calendar 3 

Purpose 4 

Education in The English Tradition 7 

History 10 

Buildings and Grounds 14 

Admissions 18 

Financial Assistance 25 

Finances 37 

Student Life 42 

Academic Regulations 51 

General Information 56 

The Curriculum 58 

Division I Humanities 69 

Division II Social Studies 80 

Division III Science 85 

Division IV Education and Behavioral Science . 95 

Division V Business and Economics 107 

Division VI Graduate Studies in Early Childhood 

and Middle Grades Education .... 115 

Graduate Courses 122 

Board of Tmstees 125 

The Faculty 127 

Administration 131 

Board of Visitors 135 

Index 137 

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U N I IV E R S 1 T Y 



August 28 
August 29 
August 30 
August 3 1 
September 5 
September 6 
November 24-25 
December 12-17 

Opening of Residence Halls 

Orientation and Testing for New Students 


Beginning of Classes 

Labor Day Holiday 

Last Day for Adding Classes 

Thanksgiving Holidays 

Final Examinations 


January 15 

January 16 
January 17 
January 20 
March 2 
March 19 
May 7-12 
May 13 

Opening of Residence Halls 

Orientation for New Students 


Beginning of Classes 

Last Day for Adding Classes 

Beginning of Spring Vacation (4:00 P. M. ) 

Resumption of Classes (8:00 A.M. ) 

Final Examinations 



May 15 
May 16 
June 6 

Final Registration 
Beginning of Classes 
End of Mini-Session 


June 8 
June 11 
July 4 
August 1 7 

Final Registration Date 
Beginning of Classes 
Independence Day Holiday 
End of Summer Session 

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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 expressed his 
ideas about the aims and purpose of the college. Oglethorpe 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 

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

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

"Living should not be an escape from work. Education should therefore 
encompass the twin aims -of making a life and making a living. But 
inescapably 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 community without damage to 
both. The social order at its best is best for the individual; the individual at 
his best is best for society. The business of education is to strive for this 

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

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

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

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 
life, in his social life, and in his career. A good education is one that 
pervades a life in all its facets, and is not, like fancy china, used only on 

The post- World War II world has changed greatly, but the Oglethorpe 
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 one's membership in an academic community dedicated 
to the intelligent pursuit of the means to a better world. Our core ot 
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 

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Education in the 
English Tradition 

American higher education, as we know it today, has been influenced 
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 patterned 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 country. 

The third idea or model is that of the land-grant college, a uniquely 
American institution created by the Morrill Act, passed by Congress in 
1862. This model emphasizes large-scale technical education 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. Estblished 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 education, but it 
has certainly been shaped principally by the English tradition of collegiate 

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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 Newman's The Idea of a University, one of the great 
educational classics. I shall mention only five characteristics that have 
made this kind of college widely admired: 

IThe colleges in the English tradition emphasize broad education 
• 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 com- 
• petencies - 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 indispens- 
• able 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 important 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 antithesis of the English tradition. 

A A collegiate education is far more than simply "taking" courses. 

jT • It is a process of development in which campus leadership 
opportunities, residential life, athletics, formal and informal 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 

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 aptitute for leadership and no 
interest in ideas or theoretical questions. At Oglethorpe 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 

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 

(This statement was prepared by Manning M. Pattillo, Jr., President, for the 
1 977 Annual Report. 

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One of the South's 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 Midway, 
a small town near Milledgeville, then the state capitol, with one hundred 
and twenty-five students and a faculty of six. 

For nearly three decades after its founding, Oglethorpe University grew 
steadily in stature and influence. Its president during most of the time, 
Samuel K. Talmage, provide 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 college days at Oglethorpe. 

By the close of the 1850's, the institution had reached a new plateau of 
financial solidarity and academic soundness, but its life and service were 
suddenly cut short in the 1860's as 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 destructive march to the sea, visited the 
University but left the property intact. 

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

The next chapter of Oglethorpe's history begins with the determination 
of Thornwell Jacobs, a noted Presbyterian minister, to reestablish 
Oglethorpe. He enlisted the support of Presbyterian churches 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 substantial contributions 
from individuals such as J.T. Lupton, Mrs. Robert J. Lowry, and William 
Randolph Hearst, Sr. With these and other contributions several 
buildings were constructed, including Lupton Hall, site of the present 
administration building; Lowry Hall, the University's library; and Hearst 
Hall, which now serves as a classroom facility. 

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Oglethorpe, under the leadership of Dr. Jacobs, was soon recognized as 
one of the South's most innovative educational institutions. In 1931, 
WJTL, one of the first campus radio stations in the United States, was 
established at Oglethorpe. A few years later, Dr. Jacobs began his work on 
"The Crypt of Civilization," located in a vault in Phoebe Hearst Hall. This 
is a collection o( books and other objects representative of 20th Century 
America, which is to remain sealed until the year 8113, when it will be 
opened for the benefit of historians. The project was reported nationally 
and internationally and was supported from its inception by the Scientific 
American. General David Sarnoff, founder and Chairman of the Board o{ 
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 
administration, including an unsuccessful attempt to relocate the remains 
of General James Oglethorpe from England to the Oglethorpe campus. In 
the late 1930's the "Exceptional Education Experiment" was instituted 
with the aim of adding depth and meaning to the educational process for a 
group of carefully selected students. The University received national 
attention in 1932, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke on the 
campus and received an honorary degree. 

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 

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 treachers were 
appointed, the academic program was further developed, and there was a 
gradual expansion of the size of the student body. Special mention should 
also be made of George Seward, who contributed importantly to the 
educational development of the University, as a longtime 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. During his administration 
the following buildings were completed: five men's dormitories -Jacobs, 
Weltner, Alumni, Oglethorpe, and Trustees; a beautiful university center; 
a women's dormitory, Traer Hall; and a science center, Goslin Hall. In 
addition, all of the older buildings were extensively remodeled, giving 
Oglethorpe an attractive campus and an excellent physical plant. 

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

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


Carlyle Pollock Beman, 1836-1840 

Samuel Kennedy Talmage, 1841-1865 

William M. Cunningham, 1869-1870 

David Wills, 1870-1872 

Thornwell Jacobs, 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 BeaU, 1965-1967 

Paul Kenneth Vonk, 1967-1975 

Manning Mason Pattillo, Jr. , 1975- 

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U N 1 JV E R S 1 T Y 

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 materials. 

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 alumnus), 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 program 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 culture. 

A browsing area contains a special collection of current books which 
have general appeal. It also provides access to all new acquisitions before 
they are dispersed into the classified subject 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 student 
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 contains all 
administrative offices and an auditorium with seating for three hundred 
and fifty persons. The University Business Office is located on the lower 
level of Lupton Hall; the office oi the Dean, the Registrar, and the 
Admissions Office are on the first floor; the Office of the President, Dean 
of Administration, Dean of Students, Office of Counseling and Career 
Development, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs are on the 

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second floor. The Office of Financial Aid is on the third 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-Gothic 
architecture that dominates the Oglethorpe campus. The building is 
named in honor of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the mother of William 
Randolph Hearst, Sr. 

It was renovated in the fall of 1972 for a classroom and faculty office 
building. Most classes, with the exception of science and mathematics, are 
held in this building which is located directly across from Lupton Hall. 
Additional renovation for a student-faculty lounge and an expanded 
computer center was completed in 1977. 

The dominant feature of the building is the beautiful Great Hall, the site 
o{ many traditional and historic events at Oglethorpe. Located on 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. 


Goslin Hall was completed in 1971 and houses the Division of Science. 
Laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics, and modern lecture halls, 
are located in the building. Goslin Hall was named in honor of Dr. Roy N. 
Goslin, Professor 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 Foundation, was opened in 1979. 

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


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


Five men's residence halls are situated around the upper quadrangle. 
Two of the buildings were named for former Oglethorpe presidents, Dr. 
Philip Weltner and Dr. Thorn well 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 


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 tor 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 Trustee of the University. 


The most recent additions to the campus are a six-lane, all-weather, 
reslite track and a new intramural field. These improvements 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 probable 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 the SAT or ACT. In recent 
years, the Admissions Committee 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 satisfactory high 
school program. In addition, the student must submit satisfactory scores on 
the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination 
Board, or American College Testing Program Assessment (ACT). 

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

The Oglethorpe application form contains a list of the materials which 
must be submitted by the applicant. No application 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 Admissions as soon as action has been 

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


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


Within the testing program are two categories. The General 
Examinations cover the areas of English Composition, Humanities, 
Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science - History. A 

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


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 decision of the 
Admissions Committee in the regular way. 

The same information is required of the transfer student as tor 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 credit. 

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

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

Transfer students on probation or exclusion from another institution 
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 Admissions 

Transfer students having a GPA 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 II). 

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 appropriate 
department chairman, and the student. Junior college graduates with 
strong academic records are encouraged to apply for admission. All 
financial aid awards and scholarships are open to transfer students as well 
as new freshmen. 

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


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

Special students are defined 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: 

1. Five years since high school attendance 

2. 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 

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status to degree-seeking and be subject to the same requirements 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 

All students changing from special to regular status are subject to review 
by the Admissions Committee. 

Transient students may take any course offered by the university, 
provided that they secure permission from their current institution 
certifying that the institution will accept for transfer credit the academic 
work done by the student at Oglethorpe. This permission is the 
responsibility of the transient student. 

A letter of good standing or a current transcript must be sent to the 
admissions office before a transient student can be accepted. 


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. Interviews 
are required to determine the special needs of these students. Personal 
counseling is available to avoid unnecessary difficulties and to promote the 
development of the students. These students have individual plans 
according to their needs and interests. 

Two special programs are offered for adults who desire to reenter the 
academic environment. One is a Study Skills Workshop which includes 
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. 


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

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

1. Complete level 108 from an ELS, Inc. language center. 

2. Score a minimum of 500 on the TOEFL. 

3. Score 400 or more on the verbal section of the International 
Scholastic Aptitude Test. 

4. Have a combined 2.30 GPA with no grade below a "C" in two 
English composition courses from an AACRAO accredited college 
or university. 

All international students' secondary school credentials are subject to 
the acceptable criteria stated from their individual country in the 
AACRAO world education series, governed by the National Council on 
the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials, 1717 Massachusetts 
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036. 

All students from nations where English is the native language must 
have one of the following to be considered for admission: 

1. A combined SAT score of 900, with at least 400 on the verbal 

2. An ACT score of at least 21. 

3. Above average scores on the "O" level or "A" level examinations in 
British system schools or their equivalent in Northern Ireland or 

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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 SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students must submit the 
completed application form with the $20.00 application fee, plus the 
following: letter of good standing from the dean of the college previously 
attended; official transcript of each college attended; a high school 
transcript and test scores if less than one full year of college work has been 

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

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

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U N I IV E R S 1 T Y 



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 Educational Opportunity Grant) and 
the Georgia Incentive Scholarship if a resident. In completing the 
Financial Aid Form, the student will receive an acknowledgement from 
College Scholarship Service and his Student Aid 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: 

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 and a rationing formula published by 
the government. Applications for this program may be obtained from the 
Office of Financial Aid or from a high school guidance office. This aid is 
administered in the form of non-repayable grants. 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) do not 

require repayment. The size of the grant depends on the need of the 
individual recipient. To qualify for an SEOG, a student must be enrolled or 
accepted for enrollment, and must be capable of maintaining normal 
progress toward the achievement of a degree. Application for these funds is 
made by filing a Financial Aid Form. 

National Direct Student Loans (NDSL), are long-term, low cost 
educational loans to students who 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 five 
percent annual rate beginning six months after the borrower's education is 
terminated. These loans are available to students who show a 
demonstrated financial need through the Financial Aid Form. Students 
electing to serve in the Peace Corps, a volunteer under Title 1 - 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 (CWSP) 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 campus. 

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Georgia Incentive Scholarship (GIS), 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 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. 

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) is available for Georgia 
residents who attend full-time and seek their degree at Oglethorpe. The 
program was established by an Act of the 1971 Georgia General Assembly. 
The Georgia Higher Education Assistance Authority defines the program 
in this way: "The purpose of the Act is to provide tuition assistance to 
Georgia resident students who are desirous of pursuing their higher 
education goals in a private Georgia college or university, but find the 
financial 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 was $700.00 per academic year. Financial need is not a 
factor in determining eligibility. A separate application is required. 

Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL) and Federally Insured Student 
Loans (FISL) 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 Financial Aid for additional 
information. A student must earn thirty (30) semester hours each twelve 
months in order to continue to receive this loan. 

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 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 additional information. 

Oglethorpe Merit Awards for Scholarship (OMAS) are awarded in 
amounts from $500 to $2000. 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 activities, leadership, 
citizenship, and potential for success constitute important criteria for 
awarding these scholarships. The OMAS 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 ACT, 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 candidate's secondary school. 

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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 Ty Cobb Scholarships. No applications from undergraduate 
students who are married will be considered. The Faculty Scholarship 
Committee makes recommendations for these scholarships each year. 

Dual-degree students in art and engineering will not be allowed to 
extend Oglethorpe scholarship and funds to other institutions after Fall 
Semester, 1982. 

Additional information may be secured from the Office of Financial 


Applicants for a Pell Grant, National Direct Student Loan, 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, College Work-Study 
Guaranteed Student Loan or Parent Loan 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. Part-time students must complete 75% of the hours for 
which they register. 

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 

A student determined by the Director o{ Financial Aid not to be 
meeting these standards will not receive financial assistance. However, a 

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determination may be withheld for a semester if illness, injury, or disability 
can be proven to be factors contributing directly to the student's poor 

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 applicants who re-establish 
their eligibility must have an appointment with the Director of Financial 
Aid prior to receiving financial aid again. 

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 Programs. 

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 Woork-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 
Educational Opportunity Grant, National Direct Student Loan, and 
College Work-Study Program is as follows: - 

1 . Apply and be admitted as a regular student. 

2. File a Financial Aid Form (FAF) no later than May 1 , indicating that 
Oglethorpe University should receive a copy. 

3 . Upon receipt of the Student Aid 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 application from the Office of 
Financial Aid. The application procedure for all other assistance programs 
may be determined by contacting the Office of Financial Aid. 

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Renewal applications for all programs are available from the Office of 
Financial Aid. Students must meet the eligibility requirements indicated 
above and file the appropriate applications for each program. Deadline for 
receipt of a completed financial aid file is May 1. Applicants whose files 
become complete after this time will be considered 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 3.2 grade point 
average, (2) leadership in one or more extracurricular activities, and (3) a 
record of exemplary conduct. 

Renewal of the Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship is based upon 
the applicant's accumulated grade point average and participation 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 year. 

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 appeal. 


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 Ivan Allen Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by a grant 
from The Allen Foundation, Inc., of Atlanta, in memory of Ivan Allen, 
Sr. , who was a Trustee of the University for many years and General 
Chairman of the first major fund-raising campaign. The Ivan Allen family 
and Foundation are long time benefactors of the University. Ivan Allen 
Scholars are to be from the Southeast and have at least a 3.2 average and 
leadership ability, as well as financial need. 

The Earl Blackwell Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Earl 
Blackwell, distinguished publisher, playwright, author, and founder of 
Celebrity Services, Inc., headquartered in New 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 Allen A. and Mamie B. Chappell Endowed Scholarship is awarded 
annually based upon academic achievement. This award is made possible 
through the generosity of the late Allen A. Chappell, a long-time Trustee 
of the University. 

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

Michael Archangel Corvasce Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund 
has been established by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Corvasce, of 
Hauppauge, New York, and friends in memory of Michael Archangel 
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 years and plan to 
attend an American medical school. This scholarship, which perpetuates 
Michael Archangel Corvasce's interest in Oglethorpe and medicine, will 
take into consideration the moral character of the candidates as well as 
their academic qualifications. 

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 Katherine Shepard Crouch Endowded 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 Ernst & Whinney Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by 
gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Murray D. Wood, of Atlanta, and Ernst & 
Whinney, of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Wood is a Vice-Chairman and 
Southeastern Regional Regional Director of Ernst and Whinney. He is a 
Trustee of the University and General Chairman of the Campaign for 
Excellence. Scholarship preference will given to superior students who are 
majoring in Accounting. 

The Charles A. Frueauff Endowed Scholarship Fund, established by 
grants from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, of New York. Scholarship 
preference will be given to able and deserving students from middle- 
income families who do not qualify for governmental assistance. The 
criteria for selection also includes academic ability and leadership 

The Lu Thomasson Garrett Annual and Endowed Scholarship Fund 

has been established in honor in Lu Thomasson Garrett, Class of 1952, 
and a Trustee of the University. Preference will be given to students who 
meet the criteria for an Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship and are 
majoring in Political Studies or Business Administration. 

The Georgia Power Company Endowed Scholarship Fund was 

established by a grant from the Georgia Power Company, of Atlanta. The 
Fund will provide scholarship support for able and deserving students from 

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Georgia. Georgia Power Scholars are to have at least a 3.2 average and 
leadership ability, as well as financial need. 

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

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

The Harold Hirsch Endowed Scholarship Fund For Non-Traditional 
Students was established by a grant from The Harold Hirsch Scholarship 
Fund, of Atlanta. The Fund provides scholarship assistance for degree 
seeking students in the evening program. Harold Hirsch Scholars are to 
have at least a 3.0 average and leadership ability, as well as financial need. 

The George A. Holloway, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund was 

established by a bequest from the estate of the late 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. 

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 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 o{ teacher 

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

The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Endowed Scholarship Fund has 

been established by the Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, of 
Atlanta. Scholarship assistance will be provided for able and deserving 
students from the Southeast who have at least a 3. 2 average and leadership 
ability, as well as financial need. The Fund was established to perpetuate 
the interest in higher education of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee. 

The Lockheed'Georgia Company Endowed Scholarship Fund was 

established by a grant from Lockheed Leadership Fund, of Burbank, 
California. The Fund provides scholarship assistance for able and 
deserving students who are majoring in science or pursuing a pre- 
engineering program. Lockheed-Georgia Scholars are to have at least a 3.2 
average and leadership ability, as well as financial need. 

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 Commerce degree from 
Oglethorpe in 1975. The annual award is based on the applicant's 
financial need, academic achievement and leadership ability. 

The National Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship was 

established in 1971 by the Association's Board oi Directors. The 
scholarship is awarded annually to an Oglethorpe student based upon 
financial need, scholarship, and qualities of leadership. 

The Dr. Keiichi Nishimura Endowed Scholarship Fund of 
International Students was established by his family in memory of Dr. 
Keiichi Nishimura, a Methodist minister who served in the slum areas of 
Tokyo for over 50 years. These scholarships, the first for international 
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 Oglethorpe Christian Endowed Scholarship Fund was established 
by a grant from an Atlanta foundation which wishes to remain 
anonymous. The fund has also received a grant from the Mary and E. P. 
Rogers Foundation, of Atlanta. Recipients must be legal residents of 
Georgia and have graduated from Georgia high schools. High school 
applicants must rank in the top quarter of their high school classes and 
have Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1,100 or more; upper classmen 

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must have a college average of 3.0. Applicants must submit a statement 
from a local minister attesting to their religious commitment, active 
involvement in local church, Christian character, and promise of 
Christian leadership and service. Applicants will be interviewed by the 
Oglethorpe Christian Scholarship Committee. 

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 Program. 

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

The Steve and Jeanne Schmidt 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 United Technologies Corporation Endowed Scholarship Fund 

was established by a grant from United Technologies Corporation, 
Hartford, Connecticut. The Fund provides scholarship support for able 
and deserving students who are majoring in science or pursuing a pre- 
engineering program. United Technologies Scholars are to have at least a 
3.2 average and leadership ability, as well as financial need. 

The L.W. "Lefty" and Frances E. Willis Endowed Scholarship Fund 

has been established by the family of the late L. W. "Lefty" Willis, Class of 
1925. Preference will be given to outstanding students who are pursuing a 
pre-engineering program. In addition to academic achievement, 
leadership ability and financial need are also considered in making the 

The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Endowed Scholarship Fund 

was established by grants from the David, Helen, and Marian Woodward 
Fund, of Atlanta. It 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 need. 


The Barbanel Annual Scholarships are provided through the 
generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Sid M. Barbanel (Anne Mathias), of West 
Columbia, Texas, 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. Mr. Barbanel is a 
member of Oglethorpe's Board of Visitors. 

The Lu Thomasson Garrett Annual and Endowed Scholarship Fund 

has been established in honor of Lu Thomasson Garrett, Class of 1952, 

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and a Trustee of the University. Preference will be given to students who 
meet the criteria for an Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholarship and are 
majoring in Political Studies or Business Administration. 

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 applied for financial 
assistance; have been admitted to the University; and demonstrate 
academic excellence for the past 3'/2 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 Association, of Atlanta. 

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. Elizabeth B. Kercher, of Tampa, Florida, a 
long-time friend of the University. 

The North DeKalb Rotary Club "Pop" Crow Scholarship Fund 

provides an annual scholarship to a student who meets the requirements 
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 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 of Atlanta, and is awarded to an outstanding 
student in the Division of Business Administration and Economics. 

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

The J. Mack Robinson Annual Leadership Awards are provided by 
Mr. Robinson, of Atlanta, a benefactor 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. 

Shell Companies Foundation, of Houston, Texas, has made a five-year 
grant commitment 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. 

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

The David N. and Lutie P. Landers Revolving Loan Fund provides 
short-term loans for needy and deserving students. The fund was 
established by bequests from the estates of Mr. and Mrs. Landers, of 


Oglethorpe University has made arrangements for students to 
participate in the Navy ROTC program at Georgia Institute of 
Technology and the Army ROTC program at Georgia State University. 
Four hours of basic ROTC and six hours of advanced ROTC may be used as 
elective credit towards a degree. Each ROTC branch offers scholarship 
programs of two, three, and four years. Additional information may be 
obtained from the Dean of Students Office. 


Leadership Scholarships are available to students with superior 
academic ability and special talents in important fields of extracurricular 
activity. The program will include such activities as debating and public 
speaking; publications, both journalistic and literary; elective office, 
including student government; choral performance; 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 undergraduates. 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 extracurricular 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 maintain 
specified levels of academic achievement and to continue to make 
significant contributions to their respective activities. Each award is for 
one year, but can be renewed on the basis of an annual evaluation of 
academic and other performance by the Director of Financial Aid. 

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The fees, costs and dates listed below are for 1982-83. The fees for 1983-84 will 
be determined in October and will be approximately 10% higher. 

The tuition charged by Oglethorpe University represents only 65% of 
the actual expense of educating each student, the balance coming from 
endowment income, gifts, and other sources. Thus, every Oglethorpe 
undergraduate is the beneficiary of a hidden scholarship. At the same 
time, 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 $1,995 per semester. Room and board is $1,095 per 
semester. Students who desire single rooms are assessed an additional $215 
per semester in all residence halls except Traer Hall, Trustees Hall, and 
Alumni Hall. In these, the single room charge is an additional $260 per 

The tuition of $1,995 is applicable to all students taking 12-16 semester 
hours. These are classified as full time students. Students taking less than 
1 2 hours are referred to the section on Part-Time Fees on page 39. Students 
taking more than 16 hours during a semester are charged $70 for each 
additional hour. Payment of tuition 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 financial 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 
lending institutions or other sources such as Tuition Plan, Inc. New 
students who require on-campus housing for the Fall term are required to 
submit an advance deposit of $200. New communting 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 $45 per year. In addition, any student 
covered by the basic policy may purchase the Major Medical Plan tor $15 a 
year. International students, students participating in any intercollegiate 
sport, and students participating in intramural football or basketball are 
required 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 ot all 
boarding students. The damage deposit is refundable at the end of the 
academic year after any charge for damages in deducted. Room keys and 
other college property must be returned and the required checkout 

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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. GRADUATING SENIOR: Diploma fee of $35. The following lists 
the total payments for certain student classifications: (Fees for 1983-84 
will be approximately 10% higher than those listed below). 

Full time, on-campus student: 

Fall, 1982 Spring, 1983 

Tuition $1995.00 Tuition $1995.00 

Room & Board 1095.00 Room & Board 1095.00 

Damage Deposit 100.00 Damage Deposit - 

Major Medical (optional) . 15.00 Major Medical (optional) . . . - 

Advance Deposit . . . — \00.00 Advance Deposit . . . — \00.00 

Full-time commuting student: 

Fall, 1982 Tuition . . . $1995.00 Spring, 1983 Tuition . . $1995.00 

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 1983-84 will be approximately 10% higher than that listed 

Students enrolled part-time in day classes during the Fall or Spring 
semesters will be charged $ 1 40 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 1983-84 will be approximately 10% higher than that listed 

Students who are enrolled as evening school students will be charged 
$225 per three semester hour course. To qualify for this special tuition rate, 
a student must take all courses in the evening. The rate for four-hour lab 
courses is $315 including a $15 laboratory fee. 


Fees for 1983-84 will be approximately 10% higher than those listed 

All students enrolled in Summer School will be assessed $240 per three 
semester hour course. The rate for four-hour lab courses is $320 including a 
$15 laboratory fee. 

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Students desiring residence hall and food service accommodations are 
charged $365 per five-week session for a double room, $435-$450 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 many refuse to approve a drop. In order to 
receive a refund, the student must officially drop the class by the end of the 
twentieth day. 

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

If a student misses six consecutive classes in any course, the instructor 
will notify the Registrar's Office and it will be assumed that the student has 
unofficially withdrawn from the course. This does not eliminate the 
responsibility stated above concerning the official withdrawal policy. The 
student may receive the grade of withdrawal passing, 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 consecutive classes. This will result in an automatic decrease in 
payments to the student. Reinstatement in a course is at the discretion of 
the instructor. 

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


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

Since insurance coverage begins on the payment date and the tee is not 
retained by the University, it will not be refunded after registration day. A 

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$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 schedule. 

The date which will be used for calculation of a refund for withdrawal or 
drop/add will be the date on which the Registrar receives the official form 
signed by all required personnel. All students must follow the procedures 
for withdrawal and drop/add in order to receive a refund. Students are 
reminded that all changes in their academic program must be cleared 
through the Registrar; an arrangement with a professor will not be 
recognized as an official change of schedule. 

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

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. 
No refund will be processed until classes have ceased for the semester in 

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

Education for leadership must be based on the essential academic 
competencies - reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning. Though widely 
neglected today at all levels of education, these are the prerequisites for 
effective leadership. They are the marks of an educated person. 
Oglethorpe insists that its students achieve advanced 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 

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


Oglethorpe University wishes to provide for each student the opportun- 
ity 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 sessions will meet 
the needs of the developing student and will help the student assimilate his 
college experiences. Freshman students, having completed the 
orientation program and the series of seminars, will be better prepared to 
understand and appreciate their educational development. 


Oglethorpe University takes the position that it is deeply concerned 
with the total development of the individual as a competent student and as 
a highly responsible citizen both on the campus and in the community. 

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The University's high standard of personal conduct 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 

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


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


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

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


The following student organizations sponsor active programs on the 


Accounting Club 

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 
Student Affiliates of the 

American Chemical Society 
Collegiate Chorale 
Digression - Science Fiction Club 
English Club 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Freshman Honor Society - 

Local Scholastic Honorary 
Hillel Foundation 
International Club 
Karate Club 

Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship 
Oglethorpe "O" Club - 

Varsity Letter Winners 

Oglethorpe Players - 
Dramatic Society 

Omicron Delta Kappa - 

Leadership, Scholarship and 

Service Honorary 
Outdoors Club 
Phi Alpha Theta - National 

History Honorary 
Politics and Pre-Law 

Psychology and Sociology Club 
Rudd - Social 

Sigma Zeta - National 

Science Honorary 
Stormy Petrel - Student 

Student Education 

Association - Preprofessional 

Education Association 
Thalian Society - 

Philosophical Organization 
The Tower - Literary Magazine 
Toastmasters Club 
Yamacraw - Student Yearbook 


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

The three fraternities are Chi Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Kappa 
Alpha. The national sororities are Chi Omega and Delta Zeta. 

These social organizations, contribute substantially to the spirtitual 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 Interfraternity 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 ability of the student. However, 
Oglethorpe provides a program of Leadership 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 assistance. 


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 program 
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 softball. 


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

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. 

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The Counseling Service at Oglethorpe provides confidential profes- 
sional 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 regarding possible contributing 
factors. Assistance in developing effective study skills is also available both 
in special workshops and, if needed, in individual conferences. 
Psychological tests are sometimes utilized in conjunction with the 
counseling process when circumstances indicate that these would be 


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

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

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 complete the necessary forms and provide 
references of appraisal. Upon written request this placement file will be 
sent to any prospective employer or graduate school indicated. 


The Oglethorpe campus is located eight miles north of downtown 
Atlanta. This proximity to the South's greatest city offers Oglethorpe 
students many cultural advantages. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 
performs during the fall and winter months in the Memorial Arts Center. 
The Atlanta Ballet Company schedules performances from November 
through March. Both The Theatre of the Stars and the Alliance Theatre 
Company present productions of contemporary and classical plays. These 

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

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


All resident students 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 optional 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 

When it is determined that a student's physical or emotional health is 
detrimental to his academic studies, group-living situation, or other 
relationships at the University or in the community, the student 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 regulations. 
This publication provides all the necessary information about the 
University which will aid each student in adjusting to college life. 

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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 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 years. 

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. 


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

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

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

The Brinker Award: This award is presented by Reverend Albert J. 
Brinker in memory of his son and daughter, Albert Jan Brinker, Jr. and 
Sally Stone Brinker, to the student having the highest achievement in the 
courses 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 publication Who's 
Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. 

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 drama. 

The Brown Award: This award is presented to the individual who is not 
a member of the Players but who has done the most for the Players during 
the year. 

Kappa Alpha Golden Apple Award: This is the award presented 
annually by Kappa Alpha to the faculty member whom the students elect 
as most outstanding. 

The Alpha Chi Award: This is an annual award made to that member of 
the student body who best exemplifies the ideals of Alpha Chi in 
scholarship, leadership, character, and service. 

The Sidney Lanier Poetry Award: This award is given yearly to the 
student, or students, submitting mature and excellent poetry. 

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

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Regular attendance at classes, laboratories and examinations is a 
student obligation, and unexcused absence is not recognized as a student 
privilege by the faculty of Oglethorpe University. Students are expected to 
give a reason for their absence to individual faculty members and to make 
up all work missed due to the absence. Individual faculty members set 
exact attendance regulations for their courses; such regulations are 
published and distributed by each faculty member at the beginning of each 


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 "I" (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 "F." Grade structure and quality 
points are as follows: 

A Superior 4-0 

B Good 3.0 

C Satisfactory 2.0 

D Passing 1.0 

F 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 ability then that 
required by the lowest passing mark. Therefore, a student, in order to 
graduate from Oglethorpe, must compile an over-all minimum average of 
2.2. No student will be allowed to graduate unless this minimum is met. 


A minimum of 120 semester hours is required, of which the last sixty 
must be earned at Oglethorpe except in exceptional cases (see page 21). 

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

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listed under each section dealing with the major programs. 

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 faculty. 


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. 

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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, Business Administration and Behavioral Sciences, 
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 
Accounting, 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. 


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 all their courses during their first semester will be 

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 











76 and above 


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 

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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 


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 Oglethorpe. 


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

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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 courses 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 Fall, 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 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 

Division V: Business 
and Economics 


Business Administration 


Division VI: Graduate 

M.A. Early Childhood and 
Middle Grades Education 

Interdisciplinary Offerings 

American Studies 
Business Administration and 

Behavioral Sciences 
International Studies 
Physical Fitness 

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 o{ the faculty that these 

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

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

The following is the core program: 

Freshman Seminar 1 hour 'English Composition . 0-9 hours 

(required of Freshman only) One of the following . . . 3 hours 

Western Civilization I Music Appreciation 

and II 6 hours Art Appreciation 

Introduction to Two of the following ... 6 hours 

Political Studies 3 hours American Literature I 

One of the following .... 3 hours American Literature II 

Modern World English Literature I 

International Relations English Literature II 

Constitutional Law English Literature III 

American History English Literature IV 

Introduction to Economics . 3 hours Western World Literature I 

Introduction to Sociology . 3 hours Western World Literature II 

Introduction to Psychology . 3 hours Mathematics 3 hours 

One of the following .... 3 hours * * Biological Science ... 3 hours 

Introduction to Philosophy * 'Physical Science . . . 3 hours 
Ethics and Social Issues 


In the following section, the courses are listed numerically by area 
within their respective Divisions. Each course is designated by a tour 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 oi 
necessary prerequisites. The number of hours refers to the semester hours 
credit per term allowed for the course. The designation "3 plus 3" or "4 plus 
4" indicates that the course carries 6 or 8 semester hours of credit, 
respectively, for two semester of work. 

'Exemption may be granted based upon the student's scores on the composition 

placement test. This test is usually administered the day before registration. 
'General Biology I and General Biology II may be substituted tor this requirement. 
'One of the following may be substituted for this requirement — General Chemistry I, 
General Chemistry II, General Physics I, General Physics II, College Physics I, 
Principles of Science I, Principles of Science II. 

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Upon entering Oglethorpe University each 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 include 
three levels of courses: those prescribed for the major, directed electives 
recommended as immediately related to the major, and free electives 
allowed to enable each student to widen his intellectual interests. 
Variations of each program are possible, according to the particular needs 
of the student and the regulations of each department. Major programs are 
offered in the following areas: 

Accounting General Studies 

American Studies History 

Biology International Studies 

Business Administration and Mathematics 

Behaviorial Sciences Medical Technology 

Chemistry Philosophy 

Economics Physics 

Education-Early Childhood Political Studies 

Education-Middle Grades Psychology 

Education-Secondary Sociology 



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

The student is required to complete 3 credit hours in Art Appreciation 
and at least 6 credit hours in Art Studio electives at Oglethorpe. In 
addition, the student completes 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 introductory Studio classes at 

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

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of Art and completes 78 credit hours in Introductory and Advanced 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 participating in the dual-degree program 
must meet the entrance requirements of both institutions. 


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

The recommendation of the engineering advisory committee at the end 
of the three years of liberal 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 preengineering schools are slightly different, the 
student is well advised to consult early and frequently with the members of 
the engineering advisory committee. 


An individually planned major must include the following: completion 
of the basic core requirements; completion of a sufficient number of course 
hours to complete the 120 semester hours prescribed for an Oglethorpe 
degree; completion of a coherent sequence of courses 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-Professional Health Studies. The degree awarded is a 
Bachelor of Arts. 

Pre-Medical/Pre-Professional Health Studies 

Programs can be designed in the General Studies major that will provide 
a student with appropriate background tor admission to professional 
schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary 

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medicine, nursing, physical therapy and other allied health fields. Specific 
course requirements for admission to the professional 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 requirements. 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 contacting 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 importance of a 
broad education background. A coordinated program which includes 
extensive study in the natural sciences and mathematics, development of 
communication skills, and serious exploration of the social sciences and 
humanities is most desirable. First year courses should generally include 
General Biology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, English 
Composition I and II and appropriate Mathematics courses; courses in 
subsequent years are chosen to fulfill the student's specific needs. 

Professional option is available to highly qualified students seeking 
admission to appropriately accredited colleges of medicine, dentistry 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 during the first year of 
professional school. In allied health fields, successful 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 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 pre-law advisors, for a more complete discussion of the desirable 
aspects of a pre-law curriculum. 

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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 Humanities Division makes 
available a list of courses recommended by the American Association of 
Theological Schools. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to take an 
internship related to their course work. 


Interdisciplinary majors are offered in American Studies and 
International 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 graduation. 

The requirements of the major include: 

1 . Completion of the following nine courses: 

2141 Introduction to American Studies 

3215 American History to 1865 

3216 American History Since 1865 
2215 American Intellectual History 

2127 American Literature I 

2128 American Literature II 

3141 Junior Seminar in American Studies 
4141 Senior Seminar in American Studies 

3217 The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945 

2. 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 

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4121 Special Topics in Literature and Culture 

2 1 34 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 for Behavioral Sciences 

3526 Labor Economics 

4525 Public Finance 


This major provides students with the knowledge and skills of the 
behavioral sciences as they may be applied in the business world. The 
major helps to prepare students for careers in business, especially those 
related to human resources, or for graduate study in business 
administration and applied psychology. 

The major consists of fourteen required courses and four directed 
electives. The four directed electives should be carefully selected with 
the assistance of the faculty mentor and must be evenly divided 
between Business Administration courses and courses in Behavioral 
Sciences. A"C" average in major coursework is required for graduation. 

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The requirements of the major include: 

1 . The completion of the following fourteen courses: 

Business Administration Courses 

C521 Introduction to Economics 

1510 Business Law I 

1 530 Principles of Accounting I 

1 53 1 Principles of Accounting II 

2511 Computer Science I 
2513 Management 
3517 Marketing 

Behavioral Science Courses 

C462 Introduction to Psychology 

C471 Introduction to Sociology 

3463 Psychological Testing 

3472 Social Psychology 

Choice of: 

2518 Statistics or 2472 Statistics for the 

Behavioral Sciences 

3514 Human Relations or 4462 Seminar: Organizational 


2512 Quantitative Methods or 3461 Introductory Experimental 
in Business Psychology 

2. Electives: (the major requires two electives from Business Administra- 
tion and two from the Behavioral Sciences) 

1513 Insurance 

3516 Finance 

3521 Microeconomics 

3522 Macroeconomics 

3526 Labor Economics 

3527 Economic Development 

3552 Computer Science II 

3553 International Business 

3554 Personnel Management 

3556 Marketing Communications 

3557 Marketing Research 
1472 Social Problems 

246 1 Theories of Personality 

3471 Cultural Anthropology 

3477 The Community 

4462 Seminar: Psychology of Leadership 

4473 Population 

4477 Internship in Behavioral Science 

4517 Internship in Business Administration 

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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, 
international banking and finance, and government. The major also 
provides an appropriate undergraduate background for the professional 
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 

3213 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 

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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. 

4. One of the summer study-travel courses (Eastern Studies I 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 
interdisciplinary 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 instructor will assign a 
series of books and articles which offer varying approaches 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. 

1101. 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 ot stress, cardio- 
respiratory endurance, muscle strength, body composition, flexibility, and 
identification of coronary risk factors will assist the student in preparing for 
a balanced and healthy life. 

1102. Fitness Through Lifetime Sports 1 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. 

4126. Internship 1-6 hours 

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U N 1 IV E R S I T Y 

• • • 

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 


Students who major in English are required to take Western World 
Literature: The Classics through the Renaissance; English Literature: The 
17th and 18th Centuries; English Literature: The Novel; 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. 

CI 20. Basic English 3 hours 

This course is for students who need special help in English. It 
emphasizes the fundamentals of grammar and composition. Students 
assigned to this course will take it as a prerequisite to C121. 

C 121. 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. 

CI 22. English Composition II 3 hours 

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

1121, 1122. Public Speaking I, II 3 plus 3 hours 

Seeks to develop skills in the techniques of effective public speaking. 
The format is designed to produce a poised, fluent, and articulate student 
by actual experience, which will include the preparation and delivery of 
formal and informal talks on approved 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 communication theory 
will be followed by in-class laboratory experiences designed to enhance 
clearer, more exact, and more effective communication, including 
written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. Prerequisites: 
CI 21, CI 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 andC122. 

2122. Western World Literature: 

The Enlightment to the Present 3 hours 

Works of major continental writers since the eighteenth century, 
including Goethe, Tolstoy, Kafka, and Faulkner. Prerequisites: CI 21 and 

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 include 
Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Malory, Spenser, 
Marlowe, and Shakespeare. Prerequisites: C121 andC122. 

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

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

2125. 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 Hardy. Prerequisites: CI 21 
and CI 22. 

2126. 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. 
Prerequisites: CI 21 and CI 22. 

2127. 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: CI 21 and 

2128. 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: C121 andC122. 

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 efforts 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. 

3121. Contemporary Literature 3 hours 

A study of literature written since 1945. The course may emphasize 
poetry, drama, or the novel, and may include work in translation. (Offered 
every other year). Prerequisites: CI 21 and CI 22. 

3122. Introduction to Linguistics 3 hours 

Study of the history of the English language, the rules of traditional 
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 andC122. 

3123. Shakespeare 3 hours 

The plays and theatre of William Shakespeare. 

3124. Creative Writing 3 hours 

Introduction to the theory and practice of writing poetry and prose 
fiction. The student will be asked to submit written work each week. 
Prerequisites: C121, CI 22, sophomore standing, and consent ot 

3125. 3126. Studies in Drama 3 plus 3 hours 

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

3127, 3128. 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. 

3129, 3130. Studies in Fiction 3 plus 3 hours 

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

4121, 4122. 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 Women in 

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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 offered in alternate years. 
Prerequisite: one sophomore level English course. 

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, 2116, 2127, 2128, 

4125 Internship * 1-6 hours 


C 181. 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. 

1123. Introduction to Painting I 3 hours 

The student will become acquainted with fundamentals of drawing, 
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 discussed. 

1124. 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 developed. 

1125. 1126. Drawing I, II 3 hours 

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


C131. 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 relationship of music 
to all other art forms. 


1 132, 1133. Music in Western Civilization I, II ... 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 

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Period; second semester, Beethoven, Romantic Period and Twentieth 
Century. Prerequisite: C131, or permission of instructor. 

2133. History of the Symphony 3 hours 

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

2134. History and Literature of American Music 3 hours 

A survey of the major trends and developments of American Music 
beginning with New 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: C131, or permission of 

2136. 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. 

3132. 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. 

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1134. Collegiate Chorale 1 hour 

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

1135. Oratorio Society 1 hour 

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


1136. Voice and Piano 1 hour 

The study and practice of techniques and literature on an individual 

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1 128, 1 129. English as a Second Language I, II ... . 3 plus 3 hours 

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

1171, 1172. Elementary Spanish I, II 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. 

1173, 1174. 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 contemporary 
French. The student spends three hours in the classroom and a minimum 
of one hour in the laboratory. Prerequisite: none for 1173; 1173 required 
for 1174. 

1175, 1176. Elementary German I, II 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 

C 161. 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 

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such as the nature of the mind and its relation to the body, human freedom 
and moral responsibility, and the origin and scope of human knowledge. 
The views of various philosophers on these subjects will be studied. 

C 162. 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 implications of given 
systems for the problems of vocation, marriage, economics, politics, war, 
and race may also be emphasized. 

1163. 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 1 : Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 
3 hours 

A study of the development of philosophical thought in the West 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 movement. 

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 century 
philosophy, as developed primarily in England and America. Includes the 
philosophy of Bertrand Russell, logical positivism, Ludwig Wittgenstein, 
and the "ordinary language" philosophy of Austin and Ryle. 

3161. History of Philosophy IV: Twentieth Century Philosophy — 
The Existentialist Tradition 3 hours 

A study of European Philosophy in the twentieth century, including an 
interpretive and critical analysis of the philosophy of "Existenz." 
Beginning with Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, traces the movements of 
existentialism and phenomenology through its major representatives such 
as Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus. 

3162. Philosophy of Religion 3 hours 

An inquiry into the general subject of religion from the philosophical 

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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 comparison with those of everyday life: 
scientific discovery, morality, and the imaginative expression of the arts. 
Prerequisite: C161. 

3163. 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 scepticism, perception 
and our knowledge of the physical world, and the nature of truth. 
Prerequisite: C161. 

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 Plato, Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason, " and Asian 

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. 

4164 Internship 1-6 hours 


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 appreciation of another culture. 

COURSE OF STUDY: The study program is organized around two 
related motifs. ( 1 ) Prior to the trip to the Far East, a four week seminar will 
be devoted to the understanding of Far Eastern cultures through the 
combined perspectives of geography and history, art and religion, 
economics and political science. Students will attend lectures by the 
instructor who will provide the leadership tor the independent study group 
of the student's major interest. (2) There will be tours to the major culture 

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monuments of Eastern cities. During the tour in the Far East students will 
engage in an independent study project of their choosing. 

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

3125. Eastern Studies I 3 hours 

3126. Eastern Studies II 3 hours 


The Oglethorpe University European Summer Session offers an 
exceptional opportunity for students to undertake a program of study in 
several European cities. Typically these cities include London, Cologne, 
Munich, Venice, Florence, Rome, Lucerne, and Paris. For three weeks 
students travel in the milieu of the great cultures of Europe and study the 
origin, nature, and achievements of those cultures. 

The primary emphasis of this course is first hand experience through 
tours of museums, palaces, factories, cathedrals, and gardens, as well as 
visits to famous theatres for performances, to monuments, prison-camp 
sites, and other points of historical interest. Activities of the trip are 
designed to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the historical and 
cultural heritage of the western world in art, literature, architecture, and 
other areas. 

This travel experience is preceded by a series of orientation sessions 
during which the students select appropriate reading materials; prepare for 
new cultural experiences in languages, foods, money, etc., and begin 
selection of independent study projects. Upon return to the Oglethorpe 
campus students prepare an independent study project growing out of their 
experiences in Europe. All activities are supervised by the Director of the 
European Summer Session. 

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

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 

4128. Cultural Studies of Europe II 3 hours 

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U N r)V E R S 1 T Y 

Division II: 
Social Studies 

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 requirements 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 student is required to take five courses 
in political studies; related courses may be substituted. Students who plan to 
attend graduate school should take at least two courses in a foreign language. 

C211, C2 12. Western Civilization I, II 3 plus 3 hours 

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 Graeco-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 C21 1; C21 1 required for C212. 

2211. United States Economic and Business History 3 hours 

(same as 2522) 

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

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 I. 
Emphasis is placed upon political, constitutional and economic developments. 
Prerequisites: C211, C212. 

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

A survey of England and the British Commonwealth from James I until the 
present. Emphasis is placed upon political, constitutional and economic 
developments. Prerequisites: C211, 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: C211, C212. 

3211. The Renaissance and Reformation 3 hours 

A study of the significant changes in European art, thought, and institutions 
during the period from 1300 to 1650. Prerequisites: C211, C212. 

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3212. Europe 1650-1815 3 hours 

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

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 I. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

3214. Europe Since 1918 3 hours 

An examination of European history since World War I, giving particular 
attention to the rise of the Communist, Fascist and National Socialist 
movements in Russia, Italy and Germany. It will also treat World War II and its 
aftermath. Prerequisites: C211, 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: C211, C212. 

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: C211, C212. 

3218. 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 New South 
themes, higher education development with attention to the history ot 
Oglethorpe, the transition from rural to urban life, and Georgia's role in 
contemporary American life. Prerequisites: 3215, 3216, or permission ot the 

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 Lenin in the establishment ot the Soviet 
state, the Stalin period, World War II, the Khrushchev years and the era of 
Brezhnev. Prerequisites: C211, 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. Prerequisites: 3215, 3216. 

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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 interpretation of significant 
developments in economics, politics, and social developments of the period. 
Prerequisites: 3215, 3216. 

4218. Internship 1-6 hours 


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 electives). 

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 leading law schools and the American Bar 
Association do not 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 pre-law 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 

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: 


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 Britain, France, and West 
Germany are discussed. Prerequisites: C211, 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, including 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. Prerequisites: C21 1, C212. 

3224. Metropolitan Politics 3 hours 

An examination of American metropolises from varying analytical 
perspectives. The planning process receives special attention. Prerequisite: 


3225. 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. 

4221. Public Administration 3 hours 

A survey of the structure and operational format of 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: C211, C212, C222; 
recommended, 3215, 3216. 

4224. Internship 1-6 hours 

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• • • 

Division III: 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student should 
consult with the appropriate faculty members in the 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 faculty 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 sequence, 
General Biology I and II, Microbiology, Genetics, Comparative 
Vertebrate Anatomy, Human Physiology plus four additional directed 
Biology courses; General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, 
Elementary Quantitative Analysis; General Physics I and II; six semester 
hours of mathematics; three semester hours of Science Seminar. 

1311, 1312. General Biology I, II 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. 

2311. Microbiology 4 hours 

An introduction to the biology of viruses, bacteria, algae, and fungi. 
Consideration is given to phylogenetic relationships, taxonomy, 
physiology, and economic or pathogenic significance of each group. 
Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: 1311, 1312, 1321, 1322, 2324 or 
concurrent enrollment. 

2312. 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 enrollment. 

2351. Science Seminar 1 hour 

This course is designed to give practice in the preparation, delivery, and 
discussion of scientific papers. The three semesters required (for which one 
credit is given per semester) may be scheduled at any time beyond the 
student's freshman year. Meetings of the science seminar are normally held 
twice each month during the regular academic year. Each science major is 
expected to prepare, deliver, and defend a paper for at least one seminar 
meeting during the three semester period of enrollment; other seminar 

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papers will be presented by invited speakers, including members of the 
science faculty. 

3311. 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. 

3312. 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: 3311, 2325, 1341. 

3313. Embryology 4 hours 

A course dealing with the developmental biology of animals. Classical 
observations are considered along with more recent experimental 
embryology. In the lab living and prepared examples of developing systems 
in representative invertebrates and vertebrates are considered. 
Prerequisites: 2312, 2325. 

3315. 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. Offered 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.) 

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4312. Ecology 4 hours 

A course dealing with the relationships between individual organisms 
and their environments. The emphasis is on the development of 
populations and interactions between populations and their physical 
surroundings. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisites: 2312 and 2325. 
Offered spring semester of odd numbered years. 

4313. Evolution 4 hours 

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


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

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

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including a 
study of the theories of the structure of atoms and molecules and the nature 
of the chemical bond; the properties of gases, liquids, and solids; the rates 
and energetics of chemical reactions; the properties of solutions; chemical 
equilibria; electro-chemistry; and the chemical behavior of representative 
elements. The course includes a weekly three-hour laboratory, designed to 
provide 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 3 hours 

A discussion of the principles and applications of modern 
instrumentation used in analytical chemistry. The "black boxes" used in 
academic, industrial, and medical analytical laboratories are explored and 
analyzed, and their advantages and limitations compared and contrasted. 
The course includes one three-hour laboratory period per week, during 

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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 functional 
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. 

3322, 3323. Physical Chemistry I, II 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 
including the deduction of rate laws and mechanisms; the kinetic theory of 
gases; applications of quantum mechanics to questions of atomic and 
molecular structure and spectra; and the fundamental 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. 

4321. 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: 

4322. Advanced Organic Chemistry 4 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. 

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4325. Biochemistry 3 hours 

An introduction 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 appropriately 
accredited institution after successful completion of prerequisite academic 
course-work at Oglethorpe University. Prerequisites 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 
requirements. Courses to be completed at Oglethorpe will usually include 
the following: General Biology I and II, Microbiology, Human Physiology, 
General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, 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 


The object of the course of studies leading to an undergraduate degree in 
Mathematics is to provide the student with a broad background 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: Calculus I- 
IV, Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Linear Algebra, 
Abstract Algebra, and Special Topics in Mathematics I and II. In 
addition, a year of Calculus based physics — Physics I and II — is to be 
taken concurrently with Calculus I and II. Computer Science I, Classical 
Mechanics I and II, Formal Logic, and three semesters of Science Seminar 
(2351) are also required. 

P331. General Mathematics 3 hours 

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

C330. College Mathematics 3 hours 

This course is designed to develop essential mathematical skills required 
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functions and coordinate geometry, it will treat among other topics the 
algebra of polynomials, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, line 
equations, and conic sections. 

1330. Precalculus Mathematics 3 hours 

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student for the Calculus 
sequence (Calculus I-IV). Topics will include the algebra of polynomials, 
exponential and logarithmic functions, lines and conic sections, 
trigonometric functions, right triangles, trigonometric identities, and 
polar coordinates. 

1331, 1332. Calculus I, II 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 acquisition of 
skill in the differentiation and integration of elementary functions. The 
course will provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of limit, 
continuity, Rolle's Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, applications to 
maxima 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 sequence 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, infinite series, vectors and parametric 
equations on the basis of Calculus. The second semester deals with partial 
differentiation, multiple integration, complex functions, and vector 
analysis. Prerequisites: 1331 and 1332 (or by examination). 

2333. Differential Equations 3 hours 

The course will treat elementary methods of solution of ordinary linear 
homogeneous and inhomogeneous differential equations with a variety of 
applications. Prerequisites: 1331 and 1332 (or by examination). 

3332 Applied Mathematics 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. 
Advanced topics in differential equations will be studied. These will 
include series solution, the classical equations of Euler, Legendre and 
Bessel, Laplace Transform methods, numerical methods, Fourier series, 
and partial differential equations including the heat and wave equations 
and Laplace's potential equation. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332, 2331, 2332, 

3334. Linear Algebra 3 plus 3 hours 

This course will include a study of systems of equations, matrix algebra, 
determinants, linear transformations, canonical forms, eigenvalues and 
eigenvectors, . along with numerous applications of these topics. 
Prerequisites: 1331, 1332. 

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3335. Abstract Algebra . . 3 hours 

A study of the important structures of modern algebra, including groups, 
rings, and fields. Prerequisite: 1331, 1332. 

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

Selected topics designed to complete the requirements for a major in 
Mathematics. Topics include complex analysis, topology, number theory, 
probability, advanced abstract algebra, differential geometry, etc. 
Prerequisites will depend on the topic, but will include a minimum of 
2331, 2332, 2333, and 3334. Recommended for the Senior year. 

4335. Internship 1-6 hours 


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 (235 1 ). In addition, the following 
courses are required: Physics I and II and Calculus I and II are to be taken 
concurrently (preferably in the Freshman year); Mechanics I and II and 
Calculus III and IV (suggested for the Sophomore year); Electricity and 
Magnetism I and II and Applied Mathematics I 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. 
Examination 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). 

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2341, 2342. 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. 

2343, 2344. 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 Newton'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. 

3341, 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 electrostatic and magnetic 
fields, and provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity. 
The second semester will develop electrodynamics, including Maxwell's 
equations, the propagation of electromagnetic waves, radiation and the 
electromagnetic theory of light. The treatment will be on the level of the 
textofReitz, 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 1 plus 1 hours 

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

4344, 4345. Senior Physics Laboratory I, II 1 plus 1 hours 

Experimental work will be centered on modern physics, with selections 
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 twentieth 
century physics. The first semester will review special relativity and treat 
the foundations of quantum physics from 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 1 to 3 hours 

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

4344. Internship 1-6 hours 


The course level is appropriate for students with a good background 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 completion of the core 
math requirement or approval of the instructor are prerequisites. 

C351. 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. Emphasis 
is placed on economic biology and problems of current interest. It is highly 
recommended that C35 1 or 1353 and a course in Mathematics precede this 

1353. 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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U N 1 J V E R S 1 T Y 

Division IV: 

Education and 

Behavioral Sciences 



Education provides courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in 
Elementary and Secondary Education, with elementary concentrations 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 certificate. Students desiring 
certification in other states should secure information from such states. 


Completion of the Teacher Education Program requires the following 

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 
Experience." 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 according 
to the sequence listed in the approved program; detailed 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 subject to regular review by 
the advisor, other professors, and the Teacher Education Committee. No 
student on academic probation will be scheduled for student teaching until 
such probation is removed. 

Admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program are 
based, in general, on the following characteristics and achievements: 
evidence of good moral character and personality; evidence of emotional 
stability and physical stamina; a desire to work with children and/or youth; 
demonstration of proficiency in oral and written English; a cumulative 
average of at least 2.2 with no grade less than "C" in any professional 
education course or in any teaching field course required in the approved 
program; evidence of responsibility in student endeavors. 

Completion of the approved program is one of three required steps 
toward teacher certification in Georgia. Students also have to demonstrate 

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competency in the subject field by making a satisfactory score on a state 
administered Teacher Certification 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 concentration. 
General Education requirements must include Biology I and II, Principles 
of Science I, College Mathematics, and American History I and II; 
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 approximately 12 semester hours each. 


All secondary education programs require Biological Science, Physical 
Science (or appropriate specialized course for science majors) 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, Chi Id/ Adolescent 
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. 

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

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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 
electives), 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 I and II, Physics I and II, Genetics, Ecology, 
and Human Physiology. Recommended electives include comparative 
Anatomy, Microbiology, Embryology, Organic Chemistry and Statistics. 

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Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Biology I and II, Calculus I and II, 
Quantitative Analysis, Organic Chemistry I and II. Suggested electives 
include Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Topics. 


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


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

2411. 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 programs; 
emphasis is on the appraisal of pupil needs and interests. Prerequisite: 
Sophomore standing. 

3411. 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 10 the basic reading 
programs. Experience in the schools is included. Spring term. Prerequisite: 

3412. 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. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3413. 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 emphasized. Each 

* 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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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 concepts. 
Experience in the schools is included. Fall term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3415. 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. 

3416. Teaching of Art 3 hours 

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

3417. Teaching of Music 3 hours 

A study ot 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 tor regular classroom observation by the student in public schools of 
the Atlanta area. Fall and Spring terms. 

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 curricular 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 emphasized. 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 
interdisciplinary approach is stressed. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 

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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 

4412. Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar 12 hours 

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

4421. Educational Media 3 hours 

Topics include operation of basic audio- visual equipment, production 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 designed to 
help prospective teachers develop varying methods and techniques of 
instruction appropriate to the nature of their subject and their own 
capabilities, and the meeting of the demand of various student 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, understanding 
individual differences and evaluating teaching and learning. Emphasis is 
given to factors which facilitate and interfere with learning. Fall term. 
Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

4424. Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar 12 hours 

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

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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 approaches 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 

4436. Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours 

Emphasizes techniques for developing proficiency in reading content fields; 
study skills and rate improvement will be included. Course requirements and 
content will be consistent with needs of upper elementary and secondary 


The University offers a major in psychology leading to the Bachelor of 
Arts degree. The major consists of at least ten psychology courses 
including Introduction to Psychology, Statistics tor the Behavioral 
Sciences, Introductory Experimental Psychology, Intermediate 
Experimental Psychology, History and Systems ot Psychology, and either 
Theories o{ Personality or Abnormal Psychology. Psychology majors are 
also expected to complete the following tour 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. 

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C462. Introduction to Psychology 3 hours 

An introduction to general psychology, including both the 
experimental 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: C462. 

2462. Child/Adolescent Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the child from conception through adolescence. Attention is 
given to physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development 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. Prerequisites: 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, interpretation and 
practical uses of tests of intelligence, aptitudes, interest, personality, social 
adjustment, and the tests commonly used in industry. Prerequisites: C462, 


3464. Applied Psychology 3 hours 

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

3472. Social Psychology 3 hours 

A course concerned with the behavior of individuals in groups including 

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

4461. History and Systems of Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the historic development of modern psychology, covering 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 permission 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 permission 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 he 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 major 
coursework is required for graduation. 

The Sociology Major consists of a minimum often 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 he elected by the 
student. Two of the following psychology courses are also required: Child/ 
Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories ot Personality, 
and Social Psychology. 


Ten sociology courses plus a semester in Field Placement constitute this 
major. A "C" average in major coursework and approval by the Social 
Work Committee are required prior to field placement tor graduation. The 
required courses are: Introduction to Sociology, Field of Social Work, 
Methods of Social Work, Cultural Anthropology, Minority Peoples, The 
Family, Statistics tor 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. 

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C471. Introduction to Sociology (A Survey) 3 hours 

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

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 situations are of primary 
concern. Prerequisite: C471. 

2471. 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. 

3471. Cultural Anthropology 3 hours 

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

3472. Social Psychology 3 hours 

A course concerned with the behavior of individuals in groups including 
social motivation, attitudes, group norms and membership, and social 
roles. Prerequisite: C471, C462. 

3473. Field of Social Work 3 hours 

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

3474. Methods of Social Work 3 hours 

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

3475. Minority Peoples 3 hours 

A study of minority peoples using both the anthropological and 
sociological perspectives. Although other types are considered, particular 
attention is focused on racial and cultural minorities in terms of the 

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prejudice and discrimination they receive and the effect this has in their 
personalities and ways of life. Prerequisite: C471. 

3476. Methodology in Sociology 3 hours 

The design and implementation of research studies, and the use of 
control groups or statistical control. Prerequisites: C3331, C463, C471, 


3477. The Community 3 hours 

The study of the community as an area of interaction with particular 
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 experience. 
Prerequisites: 3473, 3474, and approval of social work committee. 

4472. Criminology 3 hours 

The principles of criminology and penology and an analysis oi 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, mortality, 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: C331, 471. 

4474. History of Sociological Thought 3 hours 

A study of the major social theorists from early times to the present, 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." 

4477. Internship 1-6 hours 

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Division V: 


and Economics 

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 Administration with a 
major in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in 
Economics, and Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics. 

All students majoring in the Division take Calculus, Computer Science 
I, Statistics, Quantitative Methods in Business, Introduction to 
Economics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. Additional required 
courses are listed in the descriptions of the various degree programs in the 
following paragraphs. No grade less than "C" in Division V courses may be 
considered in meeting the requirements for the degrees offered by the 

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 requirement. 


In addition to the seven courses required of all students in Division V, the 
following are required for the major in Business Administration: Business Law I, 
Insurance, Accounting I and II, Human Relations, Finance, Marketing, and 
Strategic Planning plus two economics electives and four Division electives. 

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: 1510. 

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, 
wananties, waiver, and estoppel; incontestibility, the respective interests oi die 
beneficiary, insured, insurer, assignee, and creditor. 

2512. Quantitative Methods in Business 3 hours 

An introduction to operations research, model building, optimization, 
probability, linear programming, inventory models, and simulation. Major 
techniques and models of quantitative analysis as applied to business are studied. 
Prerequisite: Math 1331 -Calculus. 

2511. 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 temiinal.) 

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2513. Management 3 hours 

An introduction to the principles of management and administration. This 
course includes leadership, conflict resolution, and the functions of management 
in large and small organizations. Prerequisite: 1530. 

2518. Statistics 3 hours 

The course includes descriptive and inferential statistics with particular 
emphasis upon parametric statistics, probability theory, Bayesian inference, 
decision models, and regression and conelation analysis. Non-parametric 
statistics will be introduced. Prerequisites: 2512 and 251 1. 

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 management. 

3516. 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 extensive 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. 

3517. Marketing 3 hours 

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

4516. Strategic Planning 3 hours 

An interdisciplinary approach to management decision-making with 
emphasis on strategic planning. Cases are used extensively. Prerequisites: 

4517. Internship 1-6 hours 


The economics concentration is designed to familiarize the student with 
the structure and functioning of the economic system and the basic 
preparation of a broad range of career opportunities and is particularly 
recommended for those planning to pursue graduate work in Economics 
and Business Administration. In addition to the seven courses required o{ 
all students in Division V, required courses for the Bachelor of Business 
degree in Economics are the following: Business Law, Insurance, 
Principles of Accounting I and II, plus six additional economics electives 
and one Division elective. 

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics are the 
seven courses required for all majors in the Division, six economics 
electives, plus two courses above the 2000 level in one of the following 
fields: accounting, business, history, political studies, sociology, 
psychology or mathematics. 

C5 21. 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 analysis. 

3521. 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 various market structures. Prerequisite: C521, Calculus I. 

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: C521. 

3523. 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. 

3524. 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, 
Institutionalise Keynesian, and post-Keynesian schools. Prerequisite: C521. 

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3525. Money and Credit 3 hours 

The nature and development o{ the money and credit systems of the United 
States; the functions and activities of financial institutions; commercial hanking; 
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: C521. 

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 movement. A study 
of labor organizations as economic and social institutions including a survey of 
the principles and problems of union-management relationships encountered in 
collective bargaining and in public policies toward labor. Prerequisites: C521, 
2523. . 

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, 2523. 

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. Expenditure patterns, tax structure, microeconomic and 
macroeconomic theories of public expenditures and taxation will be examined. 
Prerequisites: 3521, 3522. 

4526. Internship 1-6 hours 


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 requires 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-looking undergraduate accounting 
curriculum has been designed. The following courses are required: 
Business Law I and II, Quantitative Methods in Business, Accounting I 
and II, Statistics, Computer Science I, Introduction to Economics, 
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Accounting I and II, 



Human Relations, Finance, Marketing, Management, Business and 
Personal Taxes, Cost Accounting, Auditing, Advanced Accounting, and 
two Division electives. No grades less than "C" in Division V courses may 
be considered in meeting the requirements for a Bachelor of Business 
Administration degree in Accounting. 

1530. 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. 

1531. 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 application to the 
preparation and conection 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 specialized 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 concentration on 
the structural aspects of cost accounting as a managerial tool and on the 
procedures involved in solving cost accounting problems. Prerequisites: 1530, 

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 additionally concerned 
with the managerial effects of taxation upon decisions 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, acquisitions, 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 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. 

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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 cunent accounting theory with emphasis on 
pronouncements by professional organizations and governmental agencies. 
Prerequisite: 2533. 

4534. Internship 1-6 hours 


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

2553. Principles of Real Estate 3 hours 

An introductory course designed to give the student an understanding 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 computations necessary to become a licensed real 
estate salesman are also covered. 

3554. Computerized Accounting (Time-Sharing System) 3 hours 

The objectives of the course are: Mitigating the drudgery of adding machines 
and handcopying - Making more time available to master accounting analysis 
with the computer supplying the mathematical 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 
intelligent members of a business economy. The course is based on 
approximatley 60 computer programs written in BASIC. These programs 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. 
Prerequisites: 2511, 1531. 

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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 accepted practices in the management of 
funds. Attention will be given to the techniques and principles of critical 
analysis, with consideration of the time value of money, and an introduction to 
some of the technical approaches to portfolio management as well as 
interpretations of corporation reports from the fundamental investment 
viewpoint. Prerequisite: 1531. 

3552. Computer Science II 3 hours 

Advanced concepts in computer programming and a further introduction to 
quantitative methods are presented in the BASIC language. An introduction to 
other specialized languages including FORTRAN, COBOL, and GPSS will be 
provided to indicate more fully the popularly known potentials of computer 
application. Students will use the computer terminal and "canned programs" as 
well as write programs for special applications in business, economics, and 
science Terminal Fee, $75.00. Prerequisite: 2511. 

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 international environment. 

3554. Personnel Management 3 hours 

A study of the principles, concepts and practices associated with the 
management of the personnel function in profit and non-profit 
organizations. The ultimate goal would be to impress upon the student the 
importance of proper human resource utilization in any organization. 

3556. Marketing Communications 3 hours 

Principles, concepts and practices relating to the various kinds of 
communications employed to disseminate information about products 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. 

3557. Marketing Research 3 hours 

Included are the following: types of research, the research process, research 
design, sampling procedures, data collection methods, data analysis and 
preparation of research findings. Prerequisites: 3517, 2518. 

4555. Information Control Systems 3 hours 

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

4558. Directed Studies in Business and Economics 3 hours 

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

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U N I JV E R S 1 T Y 

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 

Program Approval: Georgia State Department of Education. 

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

For 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 examination. Apply after 
completion of all required courses but not sooner than one semester prior to 
expected graduation. 

4. Completion of thirty-six semester hours approved credit. Application for 
diploma should be made during the semester 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 

The purposes of the graduate program are to provide well qualified students 
with the opportunity to obtain the first graduate degree, to provide members of 
the teaching profession with the opportunity to enhance their competencies and 
knowledge in the area of elementary education, including the opportunity tor 
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, exhibit the power of independent thinking, and possess reasonable 
knowledge of the techniques of research. 

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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 prescribed, the applicant must submit 
transcripts of all previous work completed, satisfactory scores on either the 
Graduate Record Examination (aptitude portion), the National Teacher 
Examination (commons and teaching field), or the Miller Analogies Test, 
two recommendations (form provided) from previous 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, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia 303 19. To insure 
proper consideration, all documents must be on hand at least twenty days 
prior to the proposed time of enrollment. All documents become the 
property of the University and will not be returned. 

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

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


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, NTE, or MAT and the 
recommendation of the chairman of the Graduate Division, and who has 
completed all prerequisites required for admission may be admitted as a 
regular graduate student. 

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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 o( admission by the 
Chairman of the Graduate Council and approved by the Graduate 
Council. The provisionally admitted student may apply to the Chairman 
of the Graduate Division for reclassification when the conditions have 
been met. Graduate courses completed by the provisional student may be 
counted toward a degree after the student has been reclassified as a regular 

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

Transient. A student in good standing in another recognized graduate 
school who wishes to enroll in the Graduate Division of Oglethorpe 
University and who plans to return thereafter to the former institution may 
be admitted as a transient graduate student. In lieu of full transcripts and 
regular applications the student must submit a transient student 
application form completed by the graduate dean listing specific courses to 
be taken for credit. Any student admitted on this basis should understand 
that registration terminates upon the completion of the work authorized by 
the degree granting institution. If later electing to seek a degree from 
Oglethorpe University, the student must make formal application for 
admission and may petition to have credit earned as a transient student 
applied toward the degree at 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 3 of this publication. 
Several weeks prior to the beginning of each term, students may obtain 
from the Registrar's Office a schedule of classes for that particular term. 
Graduate summer sessions may vary slightly either as to dates or length of 


Courses numbered 6000 are open only to graduate students. Some Arts 
and Sciences courses with 4000 numbers carry either undergraduate or 

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graduate credit; graduate students, however, are expected to do more 
extensive reading, prepare additional reports, and/or produce papers or 
other projects requiring more extensive research. 

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


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


The quality of work of courses taken in the graduate program is indicated 
by the marks A, B, C, and F. Grades of I and W are reserved for special 
cases. Listed below are requirements for each of these grades: 
A - Excellent, with four quality point for each credit hour 
B - Good, with three quality points for each credit hour 
C - Poor, with two quality points for each credit hour 
F - Unsatisfactory work or unofficial withdrawal 
I - Incomplete may be used if the student, because of 
unusual circumstances, is unable to complete the 
required work in the prescribed time interval, provided 
the student was doing satisfactory work. Such a grade 
must be removed by the completion of the work within one 
year or the I becomes an F. 
W - Official withdrawal may be permitted if the student's 
progress is interrupted by illness or other emergencies. 

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

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

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


Application for 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 Oglethorpe University. 
Admission to candidacy would be given or refused following an 
examination of the overall work of the student and careful review o( the 
work completed at Oglethorpe. Notice of action taken on application for 
admission to candidacy would be given in writing to the student and to the 
student's advisor. The student seeking the Master of Arts degree must 
furnish certification by the Chairman of the Education Department of 
eligibility for first professional certification or include appropriate make-up 
work in the program. 


Course Requirements. The program leading to the master's degree will 
require a minimum of thirty-six semester hours of course credit beyond the 
bachelor's 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 hours 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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 $1 10.00 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 Finances. 

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* 6401. 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. 

*6411. Psychology of Learning 3 hours 

This course examines the nature and facilitation of student learning. 
Teaching methods and skills are considered. 

6412. 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. 

6413. 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. 

6415. 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 school. 

6417. Music for Today's Schools 3 hours 

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

6418. Art for Today's Schools 3 hours 

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

*6421. Foundations of Education 3 hours 

The study of historical and philosophical foundations of education 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, techniques of 
producing a variety of graphics, slides, transparencies and tapes, and use of 
media for teaching. Class members plan and produce 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 curriculum 
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, information about screening procedures 
and appropriate instructional procedures for the regular classroom. How to 
make referrals and work with specialists in the various areas of learning 
disabilities will be included. 

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. 

6426A/6426B. Practicum in Early 

Childhoold/Middle Grades Education .... 3 hours 

Practicum, with in-school component, designed to qualify add-on 
certificate in Early Childhood or Middle Grades. 

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

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

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*6431. 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 considered. 

6434. Individualizing Reading Instruction 3 hours 

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

6436. Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours 

Emphasizes techniques for developing proficiency in reading in content 
fields; study skills and rate improvement will be included. Course 
requirements and content will be consistent with needs of upper 
elementary and secondary teachers. 

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, emotional, and 
intellectual development and the ways in which these relate to learning. 
(Early Childhood Requirement.) 

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 provide 
the student with increased proficiency in working with the concepts, 
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 practice. Emphasis will be determined primarily, 
from the individual student's need assesment. 

'Courses required tor graduation. 

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Board of Trustees 


Stephen J. Schmidt 

William A. Emerson 
Vice Chairman 

Mrs. David C. Garrett, Jr. '52 

Marshall A. Asher, Jr. '41 


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 G. Axelherg '40 
Chief Executive Officer 
and Chairman of 
Executive Committee 
Liller, Neal, Weltin, Inc. 

Paula Lawton Bevington 

Vice President/ 

Community Relations 
Servidyne, Inc. 

Franklin L. Burke '66 

Executive Vice President and 

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

Miriam Harland Conant 

John W. Crouch 79 
Certified Public Accountant 

Virginia O'Kelley Dempsey '27 
Tampa, Florida 

Paul L. Dillingham 
Vice President 
The Coca-Cola Company 

Elmo I. Ellis 

Retired Vice President 

Cox Broadcasting Corporation 

William A. Emerson 
Senior Vice President and 

National Sales Director 
Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, 

Fenner & Smith 

Mrs. David C. Garrett, Jr. '52 

Alice Bragg Geiger '42 
Teacher, Chairman of 

Art Department 
Peachtree High School 

Charles B. Ginden 
Peachtree Bank 

Joel Goldberg 
Chairman of the 

Executive Committee 

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Jesse S. Hall 

Executive Vice President 
Trust Company Bank 

C. Edward Hansell 

Hansell, 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 <St Howell, 

Fitzhugh M. Legerton 
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church 

Edward D. Lord 

Vice President - Group 
Life Insurance Company 
of Georgia 

James P. McLain 


McLain & Merritt, PC. 

Daniel B. Pattillo 


Dan Pattillo & Associates 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. 
Oglethorpe University 

Garland F. Pinholster 
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 ]udge 
State Court of Fulton County 

George E. Goodwin 
Manning, Selvage &. Lee/Atlanta 

J. Clyde Loftis 72 
Retired President 
Kraft Foods 

Louis A. Montag 

Consultant and Director 
Montag & Caldwell, Inc. 

Eugene W. O'Brien 
Consulting Engineer 

William C. Perkins '29 


Atlanta Brush Company 

Creighton I. Perry '37 
Retired President 
Perma-Ad Ideas of Atlanta, Inc. 

Roy D. Warren 

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The Faculty 

(Year of appointment in parentheses) 

G. Malcolm Amerson (1968) 
The]ames Edward Oglethorpe 

Professor of Biology 
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 

Raymond I. Bruttomesso (1982) 
Lecturer in Business Administration 
B.S. , Holy Cross College 
M.B.A., Wharton School of 

Finance and Commerce 
J.D. , Boston College Law School 

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., Texas A&M University 

Nell D.Crowe (1980) 
Lecturer in English 
B.S. Agnes Scott 
M.A., Emory University 

Linda M. Dykes (1980) 

Assistant Professor of Accounting 
B.B.A., Emory University 
M.P.A., Ph.D., Georgia State 

Joseph N. Fadyn(1981) 
Assistant Professor of 

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


Vincent J. Flynn (1981) 

Lecturer in Business Administration 
B.B.A., Baruch School of 

Business and Public 

M. B. A. , City University of 

New York 
C.P.A., Georgia 

Robert J. Fusillo(1966) 
Professor of English 
A.B., M.S., Fort Hays 

Kansas State College 
Ph.D., The Shakespeare Institute 
(Stratford-upon- Avon) , 

University of Birmingham 


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Roy N.Goslin (1946) 
Professor Emeritus of Physics 

and Mathematics 
A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan 


M.A., University of Wyoming 
Sc.D. , Oglethorpe University 

JaneK. Hayes (1978) 

Adjunct Professor of Education 
B.S. Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D., 
University of Georgia 

Marty I. Heller (1979) 
Lecturer in Accounting 
B.S. , North Georgia College 
M.P.A., Georgia State University 
C.P.A., Georgia 

Bruce W. Hetherington (1980) 
Assistant Professor of Economics 
B.B.A., Madison College 
M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic 

C. Norman Hollingsworth (1981) 
Lecturer in Economics 
B.S., University of South Carolina 
M.B.A., Georgia State University 

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 

M.A., Vanderbilt University 
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkin 


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

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

JanieJ. Little (1980) 
Lecturer in Sociology 
B.A., University of Texas 
M.A., Georgia State University 

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 Notre Dame 

David K. Mosher(1972) 
Professor of Mathematics 
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 

KenNishimura (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 
New Hampshire 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. (1975) 

B.A., University of the South 
A.M., Ph.D., University of 

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 

TadD. Ransopher(1981) 
Assistant Professor of 

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

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D.W.Robertson (1980) 

Lecturer in Business 

B.S., University of Missouri 

Michael K. Rulison (1982) 

Assistant Professor of Physics 
B.S., University of Illinois 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia 

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 

JohnC. Stevens (1975) 

Associate Professor of Education 
A.B., University of Denver 
M.Ed., Ed.D. , University of 

BradL. Stone (1982) 

Assistant Professor of Sociology 
B.S., M.S., Brigham Young 

Ph.D., University of Illinois 

William A. Strozier( 1965) 
Professor of Foreign Languages 
A. B. , Emory University 
M. A., University of Chicago 
L.H.D. , Oglethorpe University 

T. LavonTalley(1968) 
Professor of Education 
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Auburn 

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 

David N. Thomas (1968) 
Professor of History 

A. B. , Coker College 
M.A., Ph.D., University of 

North Carolina 

JohnE. 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) 
Dean of the Faculty 
A.B. , Cornell University 
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University 

Victoria L. Weiss (1977) 
Associate Professor of English 
B.A., St. Norbert College 
M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University 

Ann M.Wheeler (1979) 
Assistant Professor of Education 
B.S., University of Nebraska 
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State 

George F.Wheeler (1953) 

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

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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. John's University 
L.H.D. , University of Detroit 
L.H.D., College of New Rochelle 
L.H.D. , Park College 
Litt.D., St. Norhert College 

Paul Kenneth Vonk (1967) 
President Emeritus 
A.B., Calvin College 
M.A., University of Michigan 
Ph.D., Duke University 

Charles L. Towers (1976) 
Assistant to the President 
B.A. , University of 

Southern California 
LL. D. , Oglethorpe University 

George W. Waldner ( 1973) 
Dean of the Faculty 
A.B., Cornell University 
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton 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, III (1971) 

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

Elgin F.MacConnelK 1959) 
Dean of Services 
A.B., Allegheny College 
M.A., New York University 

JohnE. 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. Neshitt (1977) 
Director of Admissions 
B.A., M.A., West Georgia 

John A. Thames (1977) 
Dean of Students 
B.A., Vanderhilt University 
M.A., Columbia University 
Ed.D., University of 
Southern California 

Jean Marie Roraback (1982) 
Secretary to the President 


George W. Waldner 
Dean of the Faculty 

Thomas W. Chandler, Jr. 

George G. Stewart 

Assistant Librarian, Readers' Services 

Fran P. Flowers 

Assistant Librarian, Cataloging 

Dorothy Richardson 

Assistant Librarian, Emerita 

Mary Lou Mulvihill 
Library Assistant 

page 131 

Ronnie A. Few 
Library Assistant 

Hilda A. Nix 
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. Nesbitt 
Director of Admissions 

P. Carol Gamble 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Therese A. Guth 
Admissions Counselor 

Mary Ellen Perkins 

Graduate Admissions Counselor 

Helen M. Schofield 

Admissions Office Manager 

Jonathan Jay 

Associate Director of Admissions 

T. Randolph Smith 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Richard D. Leber 
Admissions Counselor 

Melvin L. Reynolds 

Assistant to the Director of Admissions 

Katherine V. Amos 
Admissions Assistant 

Fred M. Carter 

Director of Financial Aid 

Pamela S. Beaird 

Assistant Director of Financial Aid 

Susan B. Dunn 

Assistant to the Director of Financial 


Jack M. Berkshire 
Director of Athletics, 
Head Basketball Coach 

Melvin L. Reynolds 
Soccer Coach 

James C. Owen 

Director of Men's 

Marshall R. Nason 
Cross Country Coach 

Tom Seitz 

Assistant Basketball Coach 


John B. Knott, III 

Dean of Administration 

Betty J. Amerson 

John W. Ferry 

Director of Data Processing 

Linda W. Bucki 
Director of Personnel 

page 132 

Marie S. Williams 
Accounts Payable and 
Payroll Clerk 

Sara T. Workman 

Accounts Receivable Clerk 

Adrina Richard 
Bookstore Manager 

Charles M. Wingo 

Assistant Manager, Bookstore 

B. C. Payne 

Superintendent of Buildings and 

Howard Parker 

Custodial Supervisor 

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 

Claire M. Carroll 

Administrative Assistant 


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 

Carol Duffy 

Secretary to the Dean 

Patsy A. Bradley 
University Nurse 

William G. Erickson, M.D. 
University Physician 

Lewis F. Gordon, Jr. 

Director of Counseling and Career 

Carol Lee Johnston 

Assistant Director of Placement 

G. Robert Wilson 

Director of Men's Housing 

Fostine Womble 

Director of Women' s Housing 

Marshall R. Nason 

Director of the Student Center 

Betty Nissley 

Student Center Secretary 

page 133 

Board of Visitors 


Edward S. Grenwald 

Robert B. Currey '66 

Vice Chairman 

Gilbert R. Campbell, Jr. 



Elizabeth E. Abreu 

Charles S. Ackerman 
Ackerman and Company 

Mary Blackwell Alexander '36 
Mary Alexander Public Relations 

Sid M. Barbanel '60 

Intermedics, Inc. 
Freeport, Texas 

Charles W. Bastedo 

Executive Vice President 
Atlantic Steel Company 

Arthur C. Baxter 

Executive Vice President 

The First National Bank of Atlanta 

DwightS. Bayley '61 
Northminster Presbyterian Church 

Belle Turner Bennett '61 

George C. Blount 
Blount Construction Company 

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. 

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

Talmage L. Dryman 
The Talmage Dryman Company 

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

Marion B. Glover 
Edwards Baking Company 

page 134 

Edward S. Grenwald 

Hansell, Post, Brandon & 
Dorsey, Attorneys 

Richard D. Jackson 

President and Chief 

Executive Officer 

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. 

Thomas D. Neal 

Executive Vice President, Southern 

Sears Roebuck &. Company 

Mrs. Richard H. Pretz 

Daniel B. Rather 

Executive Vice President 
Carter & Associates, Inc. 

EricM. Scharff'63 


Petrofax International 

Grant G. Simmons, Jr. 

C. Tripple Slade 

Secretary -Treasurer 

The Exposition Company 

Mark L. Stevens 
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. 

H. Dillon Winship, Jr. 

Chairman of the Board 
Georgia Highway Express, Inc. 

page 135 


Academic Regulations 51 

Access to Records 55 

Administration 131 

Advanced Placement Program ... 20 

Application for Admission 19 

Application Procedure 24 

Athletics 46 

Board of Trustees 125 

Board of Visitors 135 

Buildings and Grounds 14 

Calendar 3 

Career Development 47 

Class Attendance 52 

CLEP 19 

Continuing Education 57 

Core Program 59 

Course Descriptions 

Accounting Ill 

American Studies 64 

Art 73 

Biology 86 

Business Administration 108 

Chemistry 88 

Economics 109 

Education, early childhood .... 97 

Education, middle grades 97 

Education, graduate 96 

Education, secondary 97 

Engineering 62 

English 70 

Foreign Language 76 

General Science 94 

History 81 

Individually Planned Major .... 62 

Interdisciplinary Studies 64 

International Studies 67 

Mathematics 90 

Medical Technology 90 

Music 73 

Philosophy 76 

Physics 92 

Political Studies 83 

Pre-Law 63 

Pre-Medicine 62 

Psychology 102 

Social Work 104 

Sociology 104 

Counseling 47 

Credit by Examination 19 

Curriculum, Organization 59 

Dean's List 55 

Degrees 54 

Degrees With Honors 55 

Drop/ Add 40 

Education in the English Tradition . . 7 

Evening School Fees 39 

Expenses 37 

Extra-Curricular Activities 44 

Faculty 127 

Faith Hall 17 

Fees and Costs 38 

Field House 17 

Financial Assistance 25 

Fraternities and Sororities 45 

Goodman Hall 17 

GoslinHall 16 

Grades 52 

Graduate Studies in Education . . . 115 

Graduation Requirements 52 

Health Service 48 

Hearst Hall 16 

History of Oglethorpe 10 

Honors 49 

Housing 48 

International Students 22 

Library (Lowry Hall) 15 

Lupton Hall 15 

Men's Residence Halls 17 

Minimum Academic Average .... 52 

Non-Traditional Students 22 

Normal Academic Load 55 

"O'Book 48 

Orientation 43 

Part-Time Fees 39 

Probation and Dismissal 54 

Purpose 4 

Refunds 40 

ROTC 36 

Semester System 57 

Special Students 21 

page 136 

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