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OGLETHORPE 

UNIVERSITY 



Evening Degree Program 
2006-2007 Bulletin 




Make a Smart Choice 

www.oglethorpe.edu (keyword: evening) 




WELCOME 
FROM THE 
PRESIDENT 



Thank you for your interest in Oglethorpe University's 
evening degree program. I am extremely proud of the quality 
education we provide to our students. An Oglethorpe 
education will transform, empower and prepare you to meet 
life's many challenges. 

The evening degree program offers two bachelor degrees in six disciplines with an 
academically challenging curriculum designed to help you achieve your educational goals. 
Our dedicated students learn in intimate classroom settings from a faculty second to none on 
the campus of the only coeducational liberal arts college in Atlanta. 

I recently had the opportunity to join an evening class on marketing. When the class 
ended, I asked why the students had chosen to complete their college education at Oglethorpe 
and why the professor had selected our university 12 years ago as his teaching home. Almost 
an hour later, at well past 11:00 p.m., I strolled through the campus reveling in the 
enthusiasm and commitment to Oglethorpe I had heard expressed. I ended my evening with 
an even higher level of energy and excitement than I had begun the day, some 16 hours 
earlier. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and talk with each evening degree student, 
because I know that you offer a unique perspective on the education we provide. 

Again and again, I find myself going back to the Oglethorpe positioning statement: Make 
a life. Make a living. Make a difference. It promises enrichment. It promises a practical 
outcome. It promises meaning. And for me, as the president of an institution with such 
intentional purpose, it promises the greatest challenge of my career. Whether you are coming 
to Oglethorpe to begin your college career, gain a second degree or complete your degree, 
I applaud and respect your commitment and wish you well in your pursuit of knowledge. 

Together, we will accomplish great things. 

Best regards, 




Lawrence M. Schall, J.D., Ed.D. 



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OGLETHORPE 

UNIVERSITY 



Make a Life. Make a Living. Make a Difference. 



Evening Degree Program 

and 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5) 

2006-2007 BULLETIN 



Oglethorpe's traditional undergraduate program has a separate bulletin, available upon request. 



Oglethorpe University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; 
telephone 404-679-4500) to award bachelor's degrees and master's degrees. The graduate 
teacher education program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. 



Oglethorpe makes no distinction in its admission policies or procedures on grounds of age, race, gender, 
religious belief, color, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. This Bulletin is published by the 
evening degree program at Oglethorpe University. The information included in it is accurate for 
the 2006-2007 academic year as of the date of publication, August 2006; however, the programs, 
policies, requirements and regulations are subject to change as circumstances may require. The listing 
of a course or program in this Bulletin does not constitute a guarantee or contract that it will be offered 
during the 2006-2007 academic year. Final responsibility for selecting and scheduling courses and 
satisfactorily completing curriculum requirements rests with the student. 



Directory of Correspondence 



Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30319-2797 

404-261-1441 or 1-800-428-4484 

www.oglethorpe.edu 



General College Policy 



Lawrence M. Schall 
President 



Academic Policy 



William O. Shropshire 
Provost 



Alumni Relations 



Business Affairs, Financial Planning 



Campus Safety 



Enrollment, Financial Ad, Scholarships 



Evening Degree Program 



Barbara B. Henry '85 
Director of Alumni Relations 

Marilyn Fowle 

Vice President for Business and Finance 

Guy Antinozzi 

Director of Campus Safety 

Lucy Leusch 

Vice President for Enrollment and Financial Aid 

Annie Hunt Burriss 

Associate Provost of Oglethorpe University Evening Degree 

Program and Deputy to the President for Community 

Relations 



Fundraising and Gifts 



Public Information, Public Relations 



Student Records, Transcripts 



Student Tuition, Fees 



Visitors 



Peter A. Rooney 

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations 

Kelly Robinson 

Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations 

Tanya Crump 
Registrar 

Arthur Vaughn 

Director of the Business Office 



Oglethorpe University welcomes visitors to the campus throughout the year. To meet with a 
particular staff or faculty member, visitors are urged to make an appointment in advance. Administrative offices 
are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. 

The evening degree program office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 
p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Other university administrative offices are open weekdays from 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The registrar, business and financial aid offices are open until 6:00 p.m. on designated 
evenings throughout the year. 

The telephone number for admission to the evening degree program is 404-364-8383. All other 
university offices can be reached by calling the switchboard at 404-261-1441. 



Evening Degree Program Administration 



Main Office Phone: 404-364-8383 



Annie Hunt Burriss 

Associate Provost of Oglethorpe 
University Evening Degree Program 
and Deputy to the President for 
Community Relations 

404-364-8372 

aburriss@oglethorpe . edu 

Courtney Garrett 

Assistant Director of Academic Program 
Development and Special Assistant to 
the Associate Provost of Oglethorpe 
University Evening Degree Program 

404-364-8376 

cgarrett@ogletho rpe . edu 



Nancy Keita 
Director 
404-364-8370 
nkeita@oglethorpe.edu 

Wayne Leon 

Assistant Director of Advising and 

Recruitment 

404-364-8314 

wleon@oglethorpe.edu 

Kerry Reid 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

404-504-3428 

kreid@oglethorpe.edu 



Evening Degree Program Council 

Robert A. Blumenthal 

Chair and Faculty Coordinator 

William Brightman 
Professor of English 

Lynn M. Guhde 
Associate Professor of Business 
Administration 

Beth Johnson 

Assistant Professor of Psychology 



Anne Rosenthal 

Associate Professor of Communications 
and Rhetoric Studies 

William O. Shropshire 
Provost 

Bradford Smith 

Associate Professor of History 

James M. Turner 

Associate Professor of Accounting 



Table of Contents 



Academic Calendar 5 

Mission 9 

History 13 

Campus Facilities 19 

Admission 27 

Academic Regulations and Policies 33 

Oglethorpe Honor Code 45 

Tuition and Costs 55 

Financial Assistance 59 

Educational Enrichment 67 

Community Life 71 

Undergraduate Programs of Study 75 

Disciplines and Majors 79 

Minors 85 

Course Descriptions 89 

Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education Ill 

Board of Trustees 116 

University Officers 119 

Campus Map 120 

Index 122 



Academic Calendar 



Fall 2006 - Accelerated Session 100 



Mon 


Aug 28 


Tues 


Aug 29 


Wed 


Aug 30 


Sat 


Sept 2 


Mon 


Sept 4 


Tues 


Sept 5 


Thurs 


Sept 7 


Mon 


Sept 11 


Mon 


Oct 2 


Sat 


Oct 14 


Tues 


Oct 17 


Wed 


Oct 18 



First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/Add, Session 100 Registration 
100% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

First Day of Saturday classes 

Labor Day Holiday 

75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W grade 

Final Exams for Saturday classes 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



Fall 2006 - Accelerated Session 200 



Sat 


Oct 21 


Mon 


Oct 23 


Tues 


Oct 24 


Wed 


Oct 25 


Mon 


Oct 30 


Wed 


Novl 


Fri 


Nov 3 


Mon 


Nov 13 


Tues 


Nov 21 


Wed - Sat 


Nov 22 - 25 


Sat 


Dec 9 


Wed 


Dec 13 


Thurs 


Dec 14 



First Day of Saturday Classes 

First Day of Mon/Wed Classes 

First Day of Tues/Thurs Classes 

Drop/Add, Session 200 Registration 
100% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

Pre-Registration for Spring 2007 
Spring 2007 Internship Documents Due to 
Career Services 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W Grade 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

Final Exams for Saturday Classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed Classes 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs Classes 



Spring 2007 - Accelerated Session 100 



Sat 


Jan 6 


Mon 


Jan 8 


Tues 


Jan 9 


Wed 


Jan 10 


Sat 


Jan 13 


Mon 


Jan 15 


Tues 


Jan 16 


Thurs 


Jan 18 


Mon 


Jan 22 


Fri 


Feb 9 


Sat 


Feb 24 


Tues 


Feb 27 


Wed 


Feb 28 



First Day of Saturday Classes 

First Day of Mon/Wed Classes 

First Day of Tues/Thurs Classes 

Drop/Add, Session 100 Registration 
100% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

No Classes 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 

75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W Grade 

Final Exams for Saturday Classes 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs Classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed Classes 



Spring 2007 - Accelerated Session 200 



Mon 


Mar 5 


Tues 


Mar 6 


Wed 


Mar 7 


Sat 


Mar 10 


Mon 


Mar 12 


Wed 


Mar 14 


Fri 


Mar 16 


Mon - Sat 


Mar 19 


Mon 


Mar 26 


Fri 


Apr 13 


Sat 


Apr 28 


Mon 


Apr 30 


Tues 


May 1 


Sat 


May 12 



First Day of Mon/Wed Classes 

First Day of Tues/Thurs Classes 

Drop/Add, Session 200 Registration 
100% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

First Day of Saturday Classes 

75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

24 Evening Degree Program Spring Break 

Pre-Registration for Summer 2007 
Summer 2007 Internship Documents Due to 
Career Services 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W Grade 
Final Exams for Saturday Classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed Classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs Classes 
Commencement 



Summer 2007 - Accelerated Session 100 



Mon 


May 14 


Tues 


May 15 


Wed 


May 16 


Sat 


May 19 


Mon 


May 21 


Wed 


May 23 


Fri 


May 25 


Mon 


May 28 


Fri 


Junl5 


Sat 


Jun30 


Mon 


July 2 


Tues 


July 3 



First Day of Mon/Wed Classes 

First Day of Tues/Thurs Classes 

Drop/Add, Session 100 Registration 
100% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

First Day of Saturday Classes 

75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

Memorial Day Holiday 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W Grade 

Final Exams for Saturday Classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed Classes 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs Classes 



Summer 2007 - Accelerated Session 200 



Sat 


July 7 


Mon 


July 9 


Tues 


July 10 


Wed 


July 11 


Mon 


July 16 


Wed 


July 18 


Fri 


July 20 


Mon 


July 23 


Fri 


Aug 10 


Thurs 


Aug 23 


Sat 


Aug 25 


Mon 


Aug 27 



First Day of Saturday Classes 

First Day of Mon/Wed Classes 

First Day of Tues/Thurs Classes 

Drop/Add, Session 200 Registration 
100% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline 

25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline 

Pre-Registration for Fall 2007 
Fall 2007 Internship Documents Due to 
Career Services 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W Grade 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs Classes 

Final Exams for Saturday Classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed Classes 



Mission 




Oglethorpe University Mission 



Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in the liberal arts and sciences and 
selected professional disciplines in a coeducational, largely residential, small-college environment 
within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpe's academically rigorous programs emphasize 
intellectual curiosity, individual attention and encouragement, close collaboration among faculty 
and students and active learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe is committed to 
supporting the success of all students in a diverse community characterized by civility, caring, 
inquiry and tolerance. Oglethorpe's talented, self-reliant and motivated graduates are prepared to 
make a life and to make a living, to grow as life-long learners and to be energetic and intelligent 
contributors in a rapidly changing world. 

Mission of Oglethorpe University Evening Degree Program 

The evening degree program offers an undergraduate curriculum for the adult student 
that builds on the foundation of a liberal arts education and aims to enhance student's skills in 
critical thinking, communication and basic academic competencies. The underlying vision of the 
program reflects the three-fold philosophical and institutional mission of Oglethorpe University 
and its commitment to making a life, making a living and making a difference. The curriculum 
in the evening degree program reflects the general mission and goals of Oglethorpe University, 
keeping in mind the particular needs of adult learners. 

Goals 

Educators at Oglethorpe expect their graduates to display abilities, skills, intellectual 
attitudes and sensitivities that are related to the university's purpose. The curriculum and 
extracurricular life are designed to develop the following: 

1. The ability to read critically — to evaluate arguments and the evidence and to draw 
appropriate conclusions. 

2. The ability to convey ideas in writing and in speech — accurately, grammatically 
and persuasively. 

3. Skill in reasoning logically and thinking analytically and objectively about 
important matters. 

4. An understanding of the most thoughtful reflections on right and wrong and an 
allegiance to principles of right conduct, as reflected by Oglethorpe's Honor Code. 

5. The willingness and ability to assume the responsibilities of leadership in public and 
private life, including skill in organizing the efforts of other persons on behalf of 
worthy causes. 

6. An inclination to continue one's learning after graduation from college and skill in the 
use of books, information technology and other intellectual tools for that purpose. 

7. A considered commitment to a set of career and life goals. 

8. An awareness of the increasingly international character of contemporary life and skill 
in interacting with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds. 



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Oglethorpe University Promise 



Oglethorpe University promises a classic education in a contemporary city. Oglethorpe 
students learn to "make a life, make a living and make a difference." Our graduates become 
community leaders who are distinctive in their ability to think, communicate and contribute. 



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History 




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Chartered in 1835 

Old Oglethorpe University began in the early 1800s with a movement by Georgia 
Presbyterians to establish in their state an institution for the training of ministers. For generations, 
southern Presbyterian families had sent their sons to Princeton College in New Jersey, and the long 
distance traveled by stage or horseback suggested the building of a similar institution in the South. 
Oglethorpe University was chartered by the state of Georgia in 1835, shortly after the centennial 
observance of the state. The college was named after James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of 
Georgia. Oglethorpe University, which commenced actual operations in 1838, was thus one of the 
earliest denominational institutions in the South located below the Virginia line. The antebellum 
college, which began with four faculty members and about 25 students, was located at Midway, a 
small community near Milledgeville, then the capital of Georgia. 

Distinguished Alumni and Faculty 

Throughout its antebellum existence, the Oglethorpe curriculum consisted primarily of 
courses in Greek, Latin, classical literature, theology and a surprising variety of natural sciences. 
Oglethorpe's president during much of this period was Samuel Kennedy Talmage, an eminent 
minister and educator. Other notable Oglethorpe faculty members were Nathaniel M. Crawford, 
professor of mathematics and a son of Georgia statesman William H. Crawford, Joseph LeConte, 
destined to earn world fame for his work in geology and optics, and James Woodrow, an uncle of 
Woodrow Wilson and the first professor in Georgia with a Ph.D. Oglethorpe's most distinguished 
alumnus from the antebellum era was poet, critic and musician Sidney Lanier, who graduated in 
1860. Lanier remained as a tutor in 1861 until he, with other Oglethorpe cadets, marched away 
to war. Shortly before his death, Lanier remarked to a friend that his greatest intellectual impulse 
was during his college days at Oglethorpe University. 

Periods of Challenge 

Old Oglethorpe in effect "died at Gettysburg." During the Civil War its students were 
soldiers, its endowment was lost in Confederate bonds, and its buildings were used for barracks 
and hospitals. The school closed in 1862 and afterward conducted classes irregularly at the 
Midway location. In 1 870 the institution was briefly relocated in Georgia's postbellum capital of 
Atlanta, at the site of the present City Hall. Oglethorpe at this time produced several 
educational innovations, expanding its curriculum to business and law courses and offering the 
first evening college classes in Georgia. The dislocation of the Reconstruction era proved 
insurmountable, however, and in 1872 Oglethorpe closed its doors for a second time. 

Relocation to North Atlanta 

Oglethorpe University was rechartered in 1913, and in 1915 the cornerstone to the new 
campus was laid at its present location on Peachtree Road in Atlanta. Present to witness the 
occasion were members of the classes of 1860 and 1861, thus linking the old and the new 
Oglethorpe University. The driving force behind the university's revival was Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, 
whose grandfather, Professor Ferdinand Jacobs, had served on the faculty of Old Oglethorpe. 
Thornwell Jacobs, who served as president for nearly three decades, intended for the new campus 
to be a "living memorial" to James Oglethorpe. The distinctive Gothic revival architecture of the 
campus was inspired by the honorary alma mater of James Oglethorpe, Corpus Christi College, 
Oxford. The collegiate coat-of-arms, emblazoned with three boar's heads and the inscription 
Nescit Cedere ("He does not know how to give up"), replicated the Oglethorpe family standard. 
For the college athletic teams, Jacobs chose an unusual mascot - a small, persistent seabird, which 
according to legend, had inspired James Oglethorpe while on board ship to Georgia in 1732. The 
Oglethorpe University nickname "Stormy Petrels" is unique in intercollegiate athletics. 



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Periods of Expansion 

Although Presbyterian congregations throughout the South contributed to the revival of 
Oglethorpe University, the school never re-established a denominational affiliation. Since the early 
1920s Oglethorpe has been an independent, nonsectarian, co-educational institution of higher 
education. Its curricular emphasis continued in the liberal arts and sciences and expanded into 
professional programs in business administration and education. From the 1920s through the 
1940s, the institution received major contributions from several individuals. Some of the most 
prominent benefactors were John Thomas Lupton, a Coca-Cola bottler from Chattanooga, 
Tennessee; Atlanta business community members Harry Hermance and Mrs. Robert J. Lowry; 
and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. The latter gave to Oglethorpe a sizable 
donation of land. In the early 1930s the Oglethorpe campus covered approximately 600 acres, 
including 30-acre Silver Lake, which was renamed Lake Phoebe after the publisher's mother, 
Phoebe Apperson Hearst. 

Thornwell Jacobs launched several projects which brought national and international 
repute to Oglethorpe University. In 1923 Jacobs discovered the tomb of James and Elizabeth 
Oglethorpe in Cranham, England. For about a decade Oglethorpe University was involved in 
major college athletics, and the Stormy Petrels fielded football teams that defeated both Georgia 
Tech and the University of Georgia. Perhaps Oglethorpe's most famous athlete was Luke Appling, 
enshrined in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Dr. Jacobs in the 1930s became, however, 
one of the earliest and most articulate critics of misplaced priorities in intercollegiate athletics, and 
Oglethorpe curtailed development in this area. In the early 1930s Oglethorpe attracted 
widespread attention with its campus radio station, WJTL, named after benefactor John Thomas 
Lupton. Oglethorpe's University of the Air was a notable experiment that broadcast college 
credit courses on the air waves for about five years. Oglethorpe University was one of the first 
institutions to confer honorary doctorates on national figures to recognize superior civic and 
scientific achievement. Among Oglethorpe's early honorary alumni were Woodrow Wilson, 
Walter Lippman, Franklin Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch, Amelia Earhart and David Sarnoff. 

The Crypt of Civilization 

Perhaps the best known of all of Jacobs' innovations was the Oglethorpe Crypt of 
Civilization, which he proposed in the November 1936 issue of Scientific American. This 
prototype for the modern time capsule was an effort to provide, for posterity, an encyclopedic 
inventory of life and customs from ancient times through the middle of the 20" 1 century. The 
Crypt, sealed in the foundation of Phoebe Hearst Hall in 1940, is not to be opened until 81 13 
A.D. It has been hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the first successful attempt to 
bury a record for future inhabitants or visitors to the planet Earth." 

The Oglethorpe Idea 

In 1944 Oglethorpe University began a new era under Dr. Philip Weltner, a noted 
attorney and educator. With a group of faculty associates Weltner initiated an exciting approach 
to undergraduate education called the "Oglethorpe Idea." It involved one of the earliest efforts to 
develop the Core Curriculum, with the twin aims to "make a life and to make a living." The 
Oglethorpe core, which was applauded by The New York Times, aimed at a common learning 
experience for students with roughly half of every student's academic program consisting of 
courses in "Citizenship" and "Human Understanding." After World War II, Oglethorpe 
University emphasized characteristics it had always cultivated, notably close personal relationships, 
in order to be "a small college superlatively good," in Weltner's words. From 1965 through part 
of 1972 the institution was called Oglethorpe College, but the historical identity of Oglethorpe 
University was so strong that in 1972 the original chartered name was re-established. Oglethorpe 
continued toward its goals and in the late 1960s began a facilities expansion program, which 
created a new part of the campus, including a student center and residential complex. 

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A Selective Liberal Arts College 

By the 1980s, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching had classified 
Oglethorpe in the category of Liberal Arts I (later referred to as Baccalaureate Colleges - Liberal 
Arts). These highly selective undergraduate institutions award more than half of their degrees in 
the arts and sciences. By the 1990s the university was listed favorably in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, 
The Princeton Review Student Access Guide, Barron's 300 Best Buys in College Education, National 
Review College Guide - America's Top Liberal Arts Schools and many other guides to selective 
colleges. Oglethorpe is currently a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of the 100 
most selective liberal arts colleges. 

The student body, while primarily from the South, has become increasingly 
cosmopolitan; in a typical semester, Oglethorpe draws students from about 30 states and 30 
foreign countries. The university has established outreach through its evening degree program; a 
graduate program in education; a Certified Financial Planner program; and the Oglethorpe 
University Museum of Art. The university is also home to Georgia Shakespeare, a professional 
theatre company. 

Entering the 21 s ' Century 

As Oglethorpe University enters the 21 st century, it has demonstrated continued 
leadership in the development and revision of its Core Curriculum, with efforts funded by the 
National Endowment for the Humanities. The historic district of the 100-acre campus has been 
designated in the National Register of Historic Places. Enrollment is about 1,100 with plans for 
controlled growth to about 1,500. Oglethorpe remains on the forefront of educational innovation, 
with a curriculum that features interactive learning. The university uses a variety of effective 
pedagogical techniques - perhaps most notable are the peer tutoring program, classroom learning 
that is actively connected to contemporary experience through internships and other 
opportunities for experiential education and a unique program in urban leadership that invites 
students to consider ways in which they can become community leaders for the future. Reflecting 
the contemporary growth of the city of Atlanta, Oglethorpe has recently developed a distinctive 
international dimension. Students at the university may complement their campus programs with 
foreign studies at sister institutions in Argentina, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, 
Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain. As Oglethorpe University continues to 
grow, academically and materially, it is ever mindful of its distinguished heritage and will still 
remain, in the affectionate words of poet and alumnus Sidney Lanier, a "college of the heart." 



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Presidents of the University 



Carlyle Pollock Beman, 1836-1840 
Samuel Kennedy Talmage, 1841-1865 
William M. Cunningham, 1869-1870 
David Wills, 1870-1872 
Thornwell Jacobs, 1915-1943 
Philip Weltner, 1944-1953 
James Whitney Bunting, 1953-1955 
Donald Wilson, 1956-1957 



Donald Charles Agnew, 1958-1964 
George Seward, Acting, 1964-1965 
Paul Rensselaer Beall, 1965-1967 
Paul Kenneth Vonk, 1967-1975 
Manning Mason Pattillo, Jr., 1975-1988 
Donald Sheldon Stanton, 1988-1999 
Larry Denton Large, 1999-2005 
Lawrence Miller Schall, 2005- 



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Campus Facilities 




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I 
Oglethorpe University's facilities are generally accessible to physically impaired students. 

All buildings on campus are equipped with either ramps or ground-floor entry. With the 

exception of Lupton Hall, the primary classroom and office buildings have elevators to all floors. 

Appointments with faculty members or administrators with inaccessible offices are scheduled in 

accessible areas. Only three classrooms are not accessible to those physically impaired. When 

appropriate, classes are reassigned so all classes are available to all students. All residence halls 

include accessible housing space. 

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings at Oglethorpe University. This includes 

classrooms, residence halls, offices, laboratories, meeting rooms, lounge areas, restrooms, 

corridors, stairwells, Weltner Library, Dorough Field House, the Schmidt Center, Emerson 

Student Center and any other interior spaces. 

Conant Performing Arts Center 

The Conant Center, completed in 1997, is a four-story facility located behind the Philip 
Weltner Library. It provides a permanent home for Georgia Shakespeare and for classes in theatre 
and music for Oglethorpe's undergraduate liberal arts students. It houses a main stage theatre with 
seating for 500, a lobby, rehearsal and dressing rooms, an area for receptions, offices and shipping 
and receiving facilities. 

Dorough Field House 

The Dorough Field House, renovated in 2005, is the site of intercollegiate basketball 
and volleyball and large campus gatherings such as concerts and commencement exercises. Built 
in 1960 and first renovated in 1979, the building is named for the late R. E. Dorough, a former 
trustee of the university. 

Emerson Student Center 

The Emerson Student Center is named in honor of William A. and Jane S. Emerson, 
benefactors of the university. As the hub of campus life, the Emerson Student Center houses the 
dining hall, the student government office, the student newspaper and yearbook offices, the 
student post office, a lounge, television area and a snack bar/game room. The center houses the 
Office of Student Affairs, including the vice president, residence life, campus safety, counseling 
and health services, and the director of musical activities. 



Goodman Hall 



Goodman Hall is home to Information Technology Services, the Oglethorpe Cafe, a 
computer laboratory and the administrative offices of Oglethorpe's evening degree and 
Certified Financial Planner programs. It was built in 1956 and renovated in 1970, when it was 
transformed from a men's into a women's residence hall, and 1997, when it became an 
administrative building. 



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Goslin Hall 

Goslin Hall, named in honor of Dr. Roy N. Goslin, the late Professor Emeritus of 
Physics, was completed in 1971 and houses the Division of Natural Sciences. Lecture halls and 
laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics are located in the building. In 1 979 an additional 
physics laboratory, made possible by a grant from the Olin Foundation, opened. All laboratories 
were renovated in 1985 and again in 2001 when major reconstruction was completed in the 
interior of the building with the assistance of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and other 
major foundations, as well as a bequest from Eugene W Ivy '49. A computer laboratory is also 
ivailable for student use. 

H earst Hall 

Phoebe Hearst Hall was built in 1915 in the neo-Gothic architectural style 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 as a classroom and faculty office building. Most 
classes, with the exception of science, communication, business and mathematics, are held in this 
building, which is located directly across from Lupton Hall. Newly equipped multi-media 
classrooms include the Georgia Power Model Classroom. 

The dominant feature of the building is the beautiful Great Hall, the site of many 
traditional and historic events at Oglethorpe. The university bookstore and the much-publicized 
Crypt of Civilization are located on the lower level of the building. The capsule was sealed on May 
28, 1940, and is not to be opened until May 28, 8113. 

Sheffield Alumni Suite 

The Sheffield Alumni Suite, adjacent to the Great Hall in Hearst Hall, is named in 
honor of O.K. Sheffield '53, a loyal supporter and member emeritus of the Board of Trustees. 
Over the years this suite of rooms has served as a parlor, office of the provost, classroom and 
meeting room. Today it provides an inviting space in which alumni, students and faculty gather. 
Memorabilia is on display in the anteroom along with a portrait of its namesake. 

Lupton Hall 

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. Renovated in 1973 and 
1996, it contains primarily administrative offices, faculty offices, classrooms and a 300-seat 
auditorium. Administrative offices located in Lupton Hall include the president, vice president for 
business and finance, provost, public relations, vice president for development and alumni 
relations, vice president for enrollment and financial aid and the registrar. The cast-bell carillon in 
the Lupton tower has 42 bells, which chime the quarter hours. 



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J. Mack Robinson Hall 



Renovated in 2001, J. Mack Robinson Hall is a state-of-the-art classroom and faculty 
office building, which also houses art studios, a darkroom, video editing facilities, a slide library 
and a resource center for study abroad. The building is named in honor of Atlanta businessman 
and philanthropist J. Mack Robinson, who received an honorary doctorate in philosophy from 
Oglethorpe in 1995. 

Steve Schmidt Sport and Recreation Center 

Dedicated in 1995 and renovated in 2005, the Schmidt Center is a 22,000-square-foot 
addition to Dorough Field House. The center has basketball and volleyball courts, a running 
track, seven offices, a conference room, locker rooms, a weight room, racquetball courts, a 
training room and an entrance lobby. The facility is used primarily for recreation and intramural 
sports. The center is named for the late Stephen J. Schmidt '40, a former member of the Board of 
Trustees who personally led the fundraising effort for the addition. 



Philip Weltner Library 



Located in Lowry Hall the library functions as a gateway to research information and 
services in support of the university's academic programs. The library also houses the university 
archives and supports the extracurricular interests of Oglethorpe's community. 

The library contains over 150,000 volumes of books, reference materials, print periodicals, 
audio-visual materials and microfilm. Two areas of note include a collection of more than 2,000 
DVDs and a juvenile literature collection. In addition, the library provides campus-wide 
computer access to the catalog, research databases and resources, GALILEO (Georgia's Virtual 
Library) and more than 13,000 full-text periodical titles. Many of the library's virtual resources are 
also available online. Services available to students include reference and instruction, circulation, 
course reserves, interlibrary-loan and borrowing privileges at libraries in the Atlanta Regional 
Council for Higher Education. A formal reading atrium, private rooms, individual carrels and a 
24-hour lounge offer ample opportunities for both quiet study and group work. Other equipment 
and facilities include computer workstations for library research, two small media viewing rooms, 
the larger Earl Dolive Theatre, a photocopier and a microfilm/fiche reader. For more information 
about Philip Weltner Library visit www.oglethorpe.edu (keyword: library). 

Lowry Hall was built in 1927 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 
library moved to its present location in 1972. A renovation in 1992 combined the building's 
original neo-Gothic exterior with a contemporary and greatly expanded interior. At that time, the 
library was named after Philip Weltner, who served as university president from 1 944 to 1953. The 
Oglethorpe Museum of Art and the Learning Resources Center are also located in Lowry Hall. 



Oglethorpe University Museum of Art 



Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, occupying the entire third floor of the Philip 
Weltner Library, opened in the spring of 1993 after extensive renovations of the previous 
Oglethorpe University Art Gallery. The museum, covering 7,000 square feet, has a comfortable, 
intimate environment that includes two spacious galleries, a gift shop and offices. It is considered 
an important cultural addition to Atlanta's growing art scene, drawing thousands of visitors 
each year. 

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In addition to the permanent collection, three exhibitions are held each year, which 
eature artwork that is international, representational, often figurative and spiritual in nature, 
lecent exhibitions such as "Masterpieces from European Artist Colonies, 1830-1930" and "The 
Mystical Arts of Tibet: Featuring Personal Sacred Objects of the Dalai Lama" have garnered 
tational media attention and brought international art experts from around the world to lecture 
campus. For museum hours and exhibit information, call 404-364-8555 or visit 
ww, oglethorpe.edu (keyword: museum). 

[raer Residence Hall 

Built in 1969, Traer Hall is a three-story freshmen residence that houses 168 students, 
onstruction of the building was made possible through the generosity of the late Wayne S. Traer 
28. The double occupancy rooms arranged in suites open onto a central plaza courtyard. 

Jpper Residence Quadrangle 

Constructed in 1968, these residences house both men and women. All rooms on the 
irst and second floors are suites with private entrances and baths. Rooms on the third floor are 
raditional residence hall floors with a common bathroom. 

)empsey Residence Hall 

Opened in the spring of 1996, Dempsey Hall is coed, non-smoking and accommodates 
9 students. It is designed as a more traditional facility with a central entrance. The rooms 
onsist of two-, three- and four-person suites off central hallways. Dempsey Hall has been reserved 
:>r freshmen students. 



^Jorth and South Residence Halls 



The North and South Halls opened in the fall of 2005. The building is coed and 
ccommodates 160 upper-class students. All rooms are suite-style with four single bedrooms and 
vo bathrooms per suite. Amenities in the building include laundry rooms, game room, kitchen, 
onference room and theater. 

ireek Row 



Greek Row consists of six houses devoted to two sororities - Chi Omega and Sigma 
igma Sigma - and four fraternities - Chi Phi, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, and Sigma 
Jpha Epsilon. Each house features one-bedroom doubles with a shared bathroom and kitchen 
Lcilities. The houses on Greek Row were constructed in 1994 and renovated in 2006. 



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Computer Facilities and Services 



Every residence hall room, faculty office and appropriate staff office has a connection to 
the Oglethorpe computer network and through that intranet, to the greater world of the Internet 
with all its resources. Access is also available to students through computers located in the library, 
Goslin and Goodman Halls. Through the PetrelNet users can also connect to the Voyager Library 
System, which provides access to the library's catalog and to GALILEO, the Georgia Library 
Learning Online services of the University System of Georgia. The GALILEO system provides 
access to databases containing bibliographical information, summaries and in many cases access 
to full text of articles and abstracts. 

Statement of Computing Ethics 

All users of Oglethorpe University electronic resources have the responsibility to use 
information technology in an effective, efficient, ethical and lawful manner. The ethical and legal 
standards that must be maintained are derived directly from standards of common sense and 
common decency that apply to the use of any public resource. Violations of any conditions will 
be considered to be unethical and may possibly be unlawful. In accordance with established 
university practices, violations may result in disciplinary review which could result in legal 
action. The following list, though not comprehensive, specifies some responsibilities that 
accompany computer use, be it on centralized computing hardware or any other Oglethorpe 
electronic resource. 

General Responsibilities 

1 . Use of resources must be employed only for the purpose in which they are intended. 
University-supported computing includes: authorized research, instructional and 
administrative activities. Our personnel and computing resources cannot be used for 
commercial purposes, monetary gain or unauthorized research. 

2. Computer users must not search for, access or copy directories, programs, files, disks or 
data not belonging to them unless they have specific authorization to do so. Programs, 
subroutines and data provided on Oglethorpe's central computers cannot be 
downloaded or taken to other computer sites without permission. Programs obtained 
from commercial sources or other computer installations may not be used unless 
written authority to use them has been obtained. Oglethorpe equipment or software 
may not be used to violate the terms of any license agreement. 

3. Individuals should not encroach on others' use of the computer. This includes: 

- Using electronic resources for non-academic activities or other trivial applications 

such that it prevents others from using these resources for their primary 
intended purpose; 

- Sending frivolous or excessive messages or mail either locally or over the networks; 

- Using excessive amounts of storage; printing excessive copies of programs, files 

or data; 

- Running grossly inefficient programs when efficient ones are available. 

4. Individuals must not attempt to modify system facilities or attempt to crash the system. 
Nor should individuals attempt to subvert the restrictions associated with computer 
accounts, networks or computer software protections. 



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Email and Computer Use Policy 

Oglethorpe University provides a wide variety of computing, networking and other 
technology facilities in order to promote and support academic pursuits. Information Technology 
Services (IT Services) maintains and supports computing and networking services as well as other 
technologies in support of the university mission. 

By using university technology resources, all users agree to abide by all university rules 
and policies, as well as any and all local, state and federal laws. All users have the responsibility to 
use computing technology resources in an effective, efficient, ethical and lawful manner. 
Violations of this policy may result in suspension, without notice, of privileges to use the resources 
and services, disciplinary action, including possible termination and/or legal action. Any questions 
regarding this and other policies should be addressed to the director of IT Services. 

General Responsibilities 

1 . Individual use: Network and computing accounts are for individual use and should only 
be used by the person to whom it has been issued. Users are responsible for all actions 
originating through their account or network connection. Users must not impersonate 
others or attempt to misrepresent or conceal their identity in electronic messages and 
actions. Users must not use university resources for any purpose inconsistent with 
Oglethorpe's status as a non-profit entity. 

2. Email use: Oglethorpe University encourages the appropriate use of email. All users are 
expected to adhere to the bounds of decency, law, ethics, common sense and good taste 
in email communications. Confidentiality of email is not guaranteed. Users should not 
assume that messages they send or receive are absolutely private. Views expressed by 
individual users are not necessarily the views of Oglethorpe University. 

3. Intellectual property: Users must comply with all copyright laws and fair use provisions, 
• software licenses and all other state and federal laws governing intellectual property. 

Inappropriate reproduction or distribution of copyright music, movies, computer 
software, text, images, etc., is strictly prohibited. 

Privacy 

Oglethorpe University will take reasonable efforts to ensure that user files and email 
messages remain private. Further, the university does not routinely monitor the contents of user 
files and/or messages. However, given the nature of computers and electronic communications, 
the university cannot in any way guarantee, unless legal requirements dictate otherwise, the 
absolute privacy of files and information. Users must take reasonable precautions and understand 
that there is a risk that in some circumstances others can, either intentionally or unintentionally, 
gain access to files and/or messages. Where it appears that the integrity, security or functionality 
of the university's computer or network resources are at risk, Oglethorpe University reserves the 
right to take whatever actions it deems necessary (including, but not limited to, monitoring 
activity and viewing files) to investigate and resolve the situation. 

The university will treat personal files and communications as confidential and will 
only examine or disclose their contents when authorized by the owner or under the 
following circumstances: 

1. Criminal investigation: IT Services will comply with any criminal or civil legal 
proceedings, and provide any and all data requested in a legal subpoena in a timely fashion. 
The user will be informed of this action unless IT Services is legally bound to secrecy. 

2. Termination of employment: IT Services will, upon written request of a department 
head and/or vice president, and after verification that a user has left the university, 
change that user's password and provide the new password to the user's former 
department head or director. 

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3. Internal administrative request (e.g., harassment allegation, discrimination, job 
performance, etc.): Any request of an internal nature to examine a user's email or 
electronic data must be made in writing to the director of IT Services. Once this request 
is received, the combined authorization of the Chief Information Officer and the 
appropriate provost and/or vice president is necessary to approve the request and outline 
the scope and method of the search, who will be provided the results of the search and 
decide whether the affected user will be notified and if so, if it will be before or after the 
search is completed. In general, users will be notified of the search unless the 
circumstances of the request dictate otherwise. 

Use of Oglethorpe's computer, network and telecommunication resources and services 
constitutes acceptance of this Email and Computer Use Policy. 

All professional staff members of the IT Services department are required to sign a 
confidentiality agreement regarding any and all user information they may come across in the 
performance of their duties. 



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Admission 



IS-. ' 




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The admission policy of Oglethorpe University is based on an individual selection 
process. Throughout its history, Oglethorpe has welcomed students from all areas of the country, 
as well as from abroad, as candidates for degrees. The admission staff selects for admission to the 
university applicants who present strong evidence of purpose, maturity, scholastic ability and the 
potential for success at Oglethorpe. 

Admission as an Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Student 

In order to be admitted as a regular undergraduate degree student in the evening degree 
program, a student should: 

1 . Be at least 2 1 years of age. 

2. Have graduated from an accredited high school or earned GED. 

3. Provide transcripts from all colleges attended and have at least a 2.0 cumulative 
grade-point average on all college work attempted in the last two years. 

Application Procedure 

All correspondence concerning admission to the Oglethorpe University evening degree 
program should be addressed to: Evening Degree Program, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree 
Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319-2797; telephone 404-364-8383; fax 404-364-8437. Application 
information is also available online at www.oglethorpe.edu (keyword: evening). 

In order to be considered for admission, a prospective student must complete and return 
an Application for Admission as a Degree-Seeking Student to the evening degree program along 
with a non-refundable application fee of $35. The application fee is waived if the applicant 
applies online. 

A high school transcript or GED scores are required for beginning freshmen and for 
those applying for financial assistance. In the case of transfer students, original college transcripts 
need to be sent directly from each college or university attended to the Oglethorpe University 
evening degree program. 

Transfer Applicants 

Applicants who wish to transfer to Oglethorpe from other regionally accredited colleges 
are welcome to apply, provided they are in good standing at the last institution attended. Transfer 
applicants are expected to follow regular admission procedures. Most financial aid awards and 
scholarships are available to all full-time Oglethorpe students. 

Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 (on a 
4.0 scale) on all college work attempted in the last two years to be considered for admission to the 
evening degree program. Transfer applicants on probation or exclusion from another institution 
will not be considered for admission. 

In addition to the standard requirements, eligible transfer applicants must submit an 
official transcript from each and every college or university the applicant has attended and 
certification of good academic standing at the most recent or present college. 

Oglethorpe University accepts as transfer credit courses that are comparable to 
university courses and that are applicable to a degree program offered at Oglethorpe. Acceptable 
work must be reflected on an official transcript and must be completed with a grade of "C-"or 
better. Oglethorpe does not accept a "D" grade as transfer credit. 



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Transfer students should note that only work completed at Oglethorpe is reflected in the 
Oglethorpe grade-point average, and transfer work is not included in determination for Latin aca- 
demic honors. To be eligible for academic honors, the student must complete 60 or more hours 
it Oglethorpe. 

Additional Transfer Credit Policies and Residency Requirements 

Effective fall 2003, the university accepts a maximum of 60 hours of credit in transfer. 
In order to earn an Oglethorpe degree, a minimum of 60 semester hours must be completed at 
Oglethorpe as well as a minimum of 1 5 semester hours of a major. Prior to graduation, students 
must be in residence during their final two sessions. Credit earned in an approved study abroad 
program is considered Oglethorpe credit. Credit may be transferred in from the following: 

• A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit earned through the United States Armed 
Forces Institute (USAFI) 

• A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit earned through each of the following programs: 

1 . The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests 

2. The Advanced Placement (AP) tests 

For more information on these areas, please see the Credit by Examination section of 
this Bulletin. 

• Students who hold the R.N. credential from an appropriately accredited institution are 
awarded credit for their arts and sciences courses. To earn a bachelor's degree, the 
student must complete the general education requirements, a major and other 
applicable requirements. 

• Credits earned at post-secondary institutions accredited by the six regional accrediting 
bodies (e.g., Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, 
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher 
Education, etc.). 

• Credits earned at post-secondary institutions accredited by national crediting bodies 
(e.g., Association of Independent Schools and Colleges, American Association of Bible 
Colleges, etc.) may be accepted. Student transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis. 
Actual catalog course descriptions and relevant course syllabi must be provided by the 
student. Oglethorpe's registrar determines transfer credit. 

• Courses recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) may be accepted by 
the registrar. Programs not recognized by ACE are not accepted. 



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International Applicants 



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

Eligible students must submit the following additional credentials: 

• Original, official academic credentials including secondary school, college and university 
documents, certificates or diplomas from the institution issuing the documents. An 
English translation and "course-by-course" evaluation is required for all transcripts in 
languages other than English. Applications for evaluation are available in the Office of 
Admission or by calling Josef Silny and Associates, Inc., at 305-273-1616. 

All students whose first language is not English must also submit one of the following to be 
considered for admission: 

• An official transcript from an ELS, Inc., language center indicating completing of level 1 09. 

• Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Oglethorpe 
University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper- administered test and 
a minimum of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL. Our college code number for the 
TOEFL is 5521. 

• Official copy of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) with a minimum score of 500 
on the critical reading section of the examination. Our college code number for the SAT 
is 5521. 

• Official transcript from a regionally accredited United States college or university with 
a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.8 with no grade below a "C" in two 
English composition courses. 

All students whose first language is English must also submit one of the following to be 
considered for admission: 

• Official copy of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) with a minimum score of 500 
in the critical reading section of the examination. Our college code number for the SAT 
is 5521. 

• Official copy of the American College Test (ACT) with a minimum composite score 
of 21. Our college code number for the ACT is 0850. 

• Official copy of the "A" or "O" level examinations with above average scores. 

All international students' secondary and post-secondary school credentials are subject 
to the acceptance criteria stated for his or her country in the American Association of Collegiate 
Registrars and Admission Officers (AACROA) world education series, governed by the National 
Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. 



Admission Appeal 



A student who has been refused admission may appeal for reconsideration in writing to 
the associate provost of the evening degree program. The student may be required to schedule a 
personal interview. 



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Transient Students 



Students in transient status are those who are enrolled and pursuing their degree at 
mother institution and who wish to take a course at Oglethorpe. To enroll, transient students 
must secure permission from their home institution certifying that the institution will accept the 
:oursework completed at Oglethorpe as transfer credit. In addition, a letter of good standing or a 
:urrent transcript must be sent to the evening degree program office. 



\dmission as a Special Status Student 



Students who wish to take a limited number of courses for a special purpose or who 
vould like to try college before committing to a degree program may apply as a special student. 
\ special status student may take up to five courses without having to provide transcripts from 
ligh school or other colleges previously attended. A special status student is not eligible for 
inancial aid. All courses taken as a special status student can be applied to an Oglethorpe degree 
)rogram. 

In order to be admitted as a special status student in the evening degree program, a 
tudent should: 

1 . Be at least 2 1 years of age. 

2. Have graduated from an accredited high school or earned GED. 

3. Be eligible to return to any college or university he or she has attended in the last two 
years. 

4. Demonstrate English language proficiency if he or she is an international student. 
(Please see English Language Proficiency above for details concerning this requirement.) 



^eadmission 



Students who leave the university whether in good academic standing or not and who 
vish to return after an absence of a year or more should contact the evening degree program office 
o request an application for readmission. The completed application and official transcripts from 
11 colleges and universities attended since leaving the university must be submitted for 
eadmission consideration. Students not in good academic standing will be readmitted to the 
iniversity with the approval of the provost. All students readmitted to the university are governed 
»y current graduation requirements. Any exceptions are granted at the discretion of the provost. 



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Credit by Examination 



There are two testing programs through which evening degree program students may 
earn credit for required or elective courses. Any student who has questions about these 
examinations should consult the registrar. No more than 30 semester hours of credit will be 
accepted from each of the two programs described below. 

1. College Level Examination Program - CLEP 

Oglethorpe awards credit for CLEP to students who achieve a minimum score of 50 on 
a Subject Examination. Please contact the Oglethorpe registrar to learn which CLEP examinations 
are granted credit. Generally, a maximum of three semester hours will be awarded for each 
examination. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned with acceptable CLEP scores. 
Oglethorpe does not award credit for the General Examination CLEP test. 

CLEP examinations normally are taken before the student matriculates at Oglethorpe. 
Only under special circumstances will credit be awarded for an examination taken after the 
student completes his or her first semester at the university. 

The subject examinations are designed to measure knowledge in a particular course. The 
evening degree program accepts the following Subject CLEP examinations: 

American Government Introduction to Sociology 

American Literature Principles of Accounting 

Biology Principles of Macroeconomics 

Calculus Principles of Management 

Chemistry Principles of Marketing 

College Algebra Principles of Microeconomics 

College Algebra-Trigonometry Trigonometry 

English Literature U.S. History I 

Human Growth & Development U.S. History II 

Introduction to Business Law Western Civilization I 
Introduction to Educational Psychology Western Civilization II 
Introduction to Psychology 

Additional information on CLEP exams can be found at www.collegeboard.com. 

2. Advanced Placement 

The university encourages students who have completed Advanced Placement (AP) 
examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board to submit their scores prior to 
enrollment for evaluation for college credit. Please contact the admission office or the registrar for 
the procedures to receive credit for AP exams. Academic credit will be given in the appropriate 
area to students presenting Advanced Placement grades of 3, 4 or 5; neither credit nor exemption 
will be given for a grade of 2; maximum credit allowed to any student for Advanced Placement 
tests will be 30 semester hours. Specific policies can be found in the Advanced Placement Chart 
in the traditional undergraduate Bulletin. These are subject to change at anytime. 



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Academic Regulations 
and Policies 




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Academic Advising 



Upon admission, students are assigned an academic advisor and are encouraged to meet 
with this advisor for academic advising as needed. Appointments can be scheduled for weekday 
mornings, afternoons and early evenings. Assistance with degree planning and selection of 
courses is available to all degree seeking and special status students. Students with questions or 
concerns about coursework, faculty, policy or other academic issues may contact the evening 
degree program office for an appointment at 404-364-8383. 



Registration 



Evening degree program students select courses in consultation with their advisor. 
Registration deadlines are published in the evening degree program schedule of classes each 
semester. Students are responsible for submitting paperwork for all registration procedures, 
including drop/add forms and withdrawal forms, by the published deadlines. Students are 
encouraged to register early to ensure optimum course selection. Students may register for two 
sessions at a time. The following sessions may be registered together: 

• Fall session 100 and 200 

• Spring session 100 and 200 

• Summer session 100 and 200 

Students receiving financial aid must register for two sessions at a time in order to meet 
federal regulations. Please refer to the financial aid section of this Bulletin or contact the financial 
aid office for assistance at 404-364-8354. 



Normal Academic Load 



The evening degree program class schedule is accelerated to facilitate degree completion. 
The school year is divided into three semesters, each comprised of two eight- week sessions. Course 
offerings are planned and scheduled with the assumption that most students will take two 
courses per session (for a total of four courses per semester). Each class meets for two hours and 
1 5 minutes, two evenings per week. Saturday classes meet for four hours and 50 minutes. 

If a student intends to pursue more than two courses per session, the approval of the 
associate provost of the evening degree program is required. The student must submit a Course 
Overload Request form to his or her adviser. 



Class Attendance 



The first day of class is imperative for a good start to a successful session. Students who 
do not attend the first scheduled day of class and miss the second class meeting will be considered 
"no shows" unless they contact the instructor on or before the first day of the course. Such students 
are responsible for either dropping the course or withdrawing from the course, otherwise they will 
receive a final grade of "NS" and be held financially responsible for the course. 

Regular attendance at class sessions, laboratories and examinations is an obligation which 
all students are expected to fulfill. Faculty members set attendance policies in their course syllabi. 



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Final Examinations 



Final examinations are administered on the last night of class. Final papers and other 
course requirements are due at that time unless otherwise stated in the course syllabus. 

Letter grades are submitted by faculty members at the end of each session. These grades 
become part of the student's official record. Once entered, a grade may not be changed except by 
neans of an officially executed Change of Grade form. Non-incomplete grades may not be 
challenged or changed after the end of the following session in which the grade in question was 
earned. Please refer to the Grade Appeals section of this Bulletin. 



Grading 



A students cumulative grade-point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the number 
f semester hours of work the student has attempted at Oglethorpe (attempted hours would 
:xclude any grades of "W," "WX" or "S") into the total number of quality points earned (this total 
s the sum of the quality points times semester hours earned per grade). 

The letter grades used at Oglethorpe are defined as follows: 



Grade 


Meaning 


Quality Points 
Per Semester Hour 


Numerical Equivalent 


\ 


Superior 


4.0 


93-100 


\- 




3.7 


90-92 


3+ 




3.3 


87-89 


3 


Good 


3.0 


83-86 


J- 




2.7 


80-82 


C+ 




2.3 


77-79 


3 


Satisfactory 


2.0 


73-76 


c- 




1.7 


70-72 


D+ 




1.3 


67-69 


D 


Passing 


1.0 


60-66 


F 


Failure 


0.0 


59 and below 


FA 


Failure: Excessive Absences* 







W 


Withdrew Passing** 







wT 


Withdrew Failing* 







[ 


Incomplete*** 







SfS 


No Show** 







5 


Satisfactory**** 





70 or higher 


J 


Unsatisfactory* 







\u 


Audit (no credit) 








^otes: 



Grade has same effect as an "F" on the GPA. 
Grade has no effect on the GPA; no credit awarded. 
Grade has same effect as an "F" on the GPA. If a student is 
unable to complete the work for a course on time for reasons 
of health, family tragedy or other circumstances the instructor 
deems appropriate, the grade "I" may be assigned. If the student 
completes the work within 30 days of the last day of final 
examinations of the semester in question, the instructor will 

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evaluate the work and turn in a revised grade. Any "I" not 
changed by the professor within 45 days of the last day of final 
examinations will automatically be changed to a grade of "F." 
Grade has no effect on the GPA; credit is awarded. 



Drop/Add 



Students who find it necessary to change their enrollment by dropping or adding 
courses must do so by obtaining a Drop/Add form from the evening degree program office. 
This form must be completed and returned to the evening degree program office during the 
Drop/Add period. 

Students should note that any change in their academic schedule must be approved by 
their academic adviser. The date the change is received in the evening degree program office will 
be the official date for the change. 



Withdrawal From a Course 



From the conclusion of the Drop/Add period through mid-session, the grade "W" or 
"WF" is assigned at the instructors discretion to a student who withdraws from a course and turns 
in a properly executed withdrawal form to the evening degree program office. After the 
withdrawal period the grade " WF" is assigned. Only in the case of prolonged illness (verified by 
a physician's letter submitted directly to the evening degree program office) or withdrawal from 
the university will a "W" be assigned. 



Incomplete 



If a student is unable to complete the work for a course on time for reasons of health, 
family tragedy or other circumstances the instructor deems appropriate, the grade "I" may be 
assigned. If the student completes and submits the work to the instructor within 30 days of the 
last day of exams (of the session in question), the instructor will evaluate the work and turn in a 
revised grade. Any "I" not changed by the professor within 45 days of the last day of exams (of 
the session in question) will automatically be changed to a grade of "F." The grade of "I" has the 
same effect as a grade of "F" on a student's grade point average. 



Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option 



After 30 semester hours are earned at Oglethorpe a student in good academic standing 
may register to take two courses on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. These courses cannot be 
taken in the same session and cannot be used to satisfy general education requirements or the stu- 
dent's major or minor. The student must register for the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory designation 
by the end of the Drop/Add period, after which the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory designation 
cannot be changed. Satisfactory is defined as a "C-" or better. 



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Good Standing, Probation and Academic Dismissal 

To be in good standing students must achieve the cumulative grade-point averages 
specified below in relation to the number of semester hours they have completed. 

Semester Hours Cumulative GPA Required 

Completed for Good Standing 

0-35 1.50 

36-64 1.75 

65 and above 2.00 

Students who fail to achieve good standing are placed on probation. Students who do 
not achieve good standing for two consecutive sessions are subject to dismissal from the 
university for academic reasons. 

New students, freshmen or transfer students who fail all courses during their first two 
sessions at Oglethorpe are subject to dismissal, unless the student received a "W" in all courses or 
had to withdraw from all courses for medical reasons. 

Students who have been dismissed for academic reasons may be readmitted after an 
absence of one session upon petition to the provost. Students readmitted by petition must achieve 
good standing by the end of their second session as readmitted students or be subject to 
permanent dismissal. 

Student Classification 

For administrative and other official purposes, undergraduate 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. 

Withdrawal From the University 

Students who wish to withdraw from the university during a session are required to 
complete the appropriate form, which is available at the evening degree program office. The grade 
"W or "WF" will be assigned for courses in progress, depending upon the student's academic 
progress in those courses. 

Repetition of Courses 

Courses may be repeated only if an unsatisfactory grade ("D," "F," "FA" or "WF") was 
received in the course. When a course is repeated, both grades are calculated into the student's 
grade-point average, but no additional semester hours of credit are earned. For courses 
completed prior to 1984, consult the registrar for applicable regulations. 



Students Seeking Transient Status 



Evening degree program students may pursue classes at another accredited institution 
with the approval of his or her adviser and the registrar. Failure to obtain this approval may result 
in the denial of credit. Students must be in good academic and financial standing with Oglethorpe 
University. Transient request forms are available in the evening degree program office. 

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Course Level 

In the Programs of Study section of this Bulletin, disciplines and majors are listed 
alphabetically. Respective courses under each are designated by a prefix that identifies the 
discipline and a four-digit number. The first digit indicates the level of the course: 1 = freshman 
level, 2 = sophomore level, 3 = junior level and 4 = senior level. (A 5 or 6 typically denotes a 
graduate-level course.) Higher-level courses in a discipline are typically designed to build upon the 
content of lower-level courses in that discipline and other specified prerequisite courses. 

The number of hours refers to the semester hours of college credit per semester, which 
are earned upon successful completion of the course. 

Grade Appeal Policy 

The university considers instructors to be professional evaluators of the student's 
academic performance and expects them to assign grades fairly, without inconsistency or 
capriciousness. Whenever possible, students are urged to seek informal resolution with 
the instructor. 

If a student believes that a course grade has been assigned in a capricious or inconsistent 
manner and informal discussion with the instructor does not resolve the dispute to the student's 
satisfaction, the student may appeal the grade through the process described below. 

1. The student submits a written appeal to the instructor, within 14 days of the posting of 
the final grade, clearly stating the reasons he or she believes the grade was assigned in a 
capricious or inconsistent manner. 

2. Within 14 days of receiving the written appeal, the instructor either changes the grade 
and so notifies the student or responds to the student in writing, explaining why the 
extant grade is appropriate. 

3. If the student is not satisfied with the explanation, he or she submits copies of the 
original appeal, the instructor's response and one letter of explanation to state his or her 
reasons that the grade was assigned in a capricious or inconsistent manner. This 
information is submitted to the director of the evening degree program within 10 days 
of receiving the instructor's written response. 

4. Within seven working days, the associate provost of the evening degree program will 
request the instructor submit why the students grade has not been assigned in a capri- 
cious or inconsistent manner. 

5. The associate provost of the evening degree program convenes and serves as chair of a 
ruling committee. The ruling committee will review the letters submitted and may 
request additional information before rendering a decision. The ruling committee is 
comprised of the associate provost of the evening degree program, a faculty coordinator 
and an instructor in an appropriate discipline. 

6. If the ruling committee rules in favor of the instructor, written notification is given both 
to the instructor and to the student, and no further appeal is possible. If the committee 
rules in favor of the student, the chair advises the instructor to reconsider the grade. If 
the instructor refuses to change the grade, the ruling committee may submit a written 
recommendation for a grade change to the provost, whose decision, based upon a review 
of submitted materials and the prior process, will be final. 

7. The entire process must be concluded by the end of the subsequent session. 



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Auditing Courses 



Regularly admitted Oglethorpe students may register for courses on an "audit" basis. A 
student who audits a course may attend for enrichment but will not be required to take 
examinations or complete other course requirements. In order to audit a course, an admitted 
student must request an audit form from the evening degree program office and submit it to the 
instructor for approval. If the class is not closed, the instructor may accept the student as an audit 
by returning the signed form to the evening degree program office. The designation given for a 
class taken on an audit basis is "AU," and no credits or quality points are earned. 

Students may register to take courses on an audit basis only during normal drop/add 
periods. Fees are listed in the Tuition and Costs section of this Bulletin. 



Dean's List 



Students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher carrying 12 semester 
hours or more during the fall, spring or summer semester are placed on the Dean's Academic 
Honors List for that semester. 



Graduation Exercises 



Graduation exercises are held once a year at the close of Spring Session 200 in May. To 
be eligible to participate in May graduation exercises, a student must have fulfilled all degree 
requirements prior to May commencement. Students completing requirements at the end of 
summer and fall are encouraged to participate in the following spring graduation exercises. 



Degrees with Latin Academic Honors 



Undergraduate degrees with Latin academic honors are awarded as follows: cum laude 
for a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher; magna cum laude for 3.7 or higher; and 
summa cum laude for 3.9 or higher. Transfer work is not included in the determination for Latin 
academic honors. 



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Double Major Policy 



A student may earn a double major subject to the following conditions: 

1 . The student must meet all requirements of both majors. 

2. The student may count no more than four of the courses taken to meet the major 
requirements of one of the fields toward meeting the major requirements of the 
other field. 

3. The transcript will list both majors. In case both majors result in the same degree, that 
degree will be awarded. 

4. In case the two majors result in different degrees, the student will receive only one 
degree, that being the students' choice of the two degree designations. 



Earning a Second Add-On Major Policy 



Students who have been awarded an Oglethorpe baccalaureate degree may return to earn 
a second major within that degree at the university. Upon completion of the requirements, the 
second major will be entered on the students record and transcript. No diploma will be awarded 
when the second major is within the degree already awarded. The requirements are: 

1 . Completion of an additional 30 semester hours of which a minimum of 1 5 must be 
completed at Oglethorpe. 

2. Maintenance of a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average. 

3. Completion of a major other than the major(s) completed at the time the first 
degree was awarded, subject to the first two conditions listed above under the Double 
Major Policy. 



Earning a Second Baccalaureate Degree 



Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree may be awarded a second and 
different baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of the requirements, the student's record and 
transcipt will reflect the conferring of a second degree and a diploma will be awarded. 

For students who have earned their first baccalaureate degree at Oglethorpe, the same 
requirements listed above under Earning a Second Add-On Major apply. 

For students who have earned their first baccalaureate degree at another institution, this 
degree is treated as transfer credit. Up to a maximum of 60 semester hours may be accepted at 
Oglethorpe. The requirements for the second degree are: 

1 . Satisfaction of Oglethorpe General Education requirements. 

2. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours at Oglethorpe. 

3. Maintenance of a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average. 

4. Completion of a major other than the major(s) completed at the time the first degree 
was awarded. 

All transfer policies stated in the Transfer Students and Transfer Policies section of this 
Bulletin apply. 



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Records: Retention, Access and Protection 



Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 

To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly 
called the Buckley Amendment, the administration of Oglethorpe University informs the students 
of their rights under this act. The law affords students rights of access to educational records and 
protects students from the release and disclosure of those records to third parties. Educational 
records are those records, files and other materials that contain information directly related to a 
student's academic progress, financial status, medical condition, etc., and are maintained by the 
university or a party acting on behalf of the university. 

Educational Records 

Educational records are defined as those records created to assist the offices of 
academic divisions, admission, business, evening degree program, financial aid, president, provost, 
registrar, student affairs and institutional research in their support of basic institutional objectives 
and any records identified by student name that contain personally identifiable information in 
any medium. 

Educational records, with the exception of those designated as directory information 
(described below), may not be released without the written consent of the student to any individ- 
ual, agency or organization other than the following authorized personnel or situations: 

1. Parents, if student is a dependent as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1954. 

2. Oglethorpe University faculty and staff who have an educational interest in the student. 

3. Officials of other schools in which the student seeks to enroll (transcripts). 

4. Certain government agencies specified in the legislation. 

5. An accrediting agency in carrying out its function. 

6. In emergency situations where the health or safety of the student or others is involved. 

7. Educational surveys where individual identification is withheld. 

8. In response to a judicial order. 

9. In a campus directory after the student has deletion options. 

10. In connection with financial aid. 

A student may request, in writing, an opportunity to review the official educational 
records maintained by the university. Educational records excluded from student access are: 

1. Confidential letters and statements of recommendation which were placed in the record 
before January 1, 1975. 

2. Medical and psychological information. 

3. Private notes and procedural matters retained by the maker or substitutes. 

4. Financial records of parents or guardian. 

Students may challenge any data in their educational record that is considered to be 
inaccurate or misleading. The student must submit the challenge in writing as stated below. 

For more information about educational records maintained by the university, please 
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Directory Information 

The university may release directory information to parties having a legitimate interest 
in the information. Directory information consists of the following: student name, address, 
telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized 
activities and sports, weight and height of athletes, dates of attendance, degrees and awards 
received and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. 
Mailing lists of Oglethorpe University students will not be provided outside the university 
community, except to the U. S. Department of Defense for military recruiting purposes as 
required by the Solomon Amendment. 

Students who wish to exercise their rights under the law to refuse to permit release of 
any or all of the categories of personally identifiable information with respect to themselves must 
notify the registrar in writing, preferably before completion of registration for the first term of 
enrollment for that academic year. 

Student Review of Records 

To review their student record, a student must submit a written request to the registrar. 
Request forms for such a hearing and information about the procedures to be followed are available 
in the registrar's office. Access will be made available within 45 days of receipt of the written request. 
Certified transcripts may be withheld if a student has not met all obligations to the university. 

After inspection of a record, the student has the right to challenge any material which 
may be inaccurate or misleading or which violates the student's privacy. The student may do so by 
requesting the correction or deletion of such information in writing on the above listed form. 

This appeal may be handled in an informal meeting with the party or parties concerned 
or through a formal hearing procedure. Formal hearing procedures are as follows: 

a. The hearing shall be conducted and decided within a reasonable period of time 
following the request for a hearing. 

b. The hearing shall be conducted and the decision rendered by an institutional official or 
other party who does not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing. 

c. The student shall be offered a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to 
the issues raised. 

d. The decision shall be rendered in writing within a reasonable period of time after the 
conclusion of the hearing. 

Note: A hearing may not be convened to contest grades. The grade appeal procedures are 
listed in the Grade Appeal policy of this Bulletin. 

Student's Written Consent to Release Educational Records 

Written consent by the student to release educational records to a third party must 
specify the records to be released and the recipient of such records. Request forms for the release 
of appropriate records are available in each office containing educational records. 

Notification of Family 

Parents or family members may obtain non-directory information (grades, GPA, etc.) 
only at the discretion of the institution and after it has been determined that their child is legally 
their dependent. Oglethorpe University recognizes the importance of support and interest of 
parents and families of students in all areas of the college program. Students are encouraged to 
share information about their experience and programs with their families. In keeping with that 
philosophy, it is not Oglethorpe University's policy to disclose non-directory information based 
solely on dependent status. Parents may also acquire non-directory information by obtaining and 
presenting a signed consent from their child. 

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Maintenance and Disposal of Student Records 

Oglethorpe University maintains records on different student groups. The types of 
records, methods for maintaining and access to those records are summarized below. Unless 
otherwise stated, all records are maintained for five years after a student withdraws or graduates. 
The records are then shredded and discarded. Records are retained longer if there are any 
outstanding requests to inspect and review them. 

The registrar's office keeps folders on each student; the folders originate in the 
admission or evening degree program office (whichever is the appropriate entrance office for a 
given student). The folders contain the admission application, high school and/or college 
transcripts and other documents that the admission or evening degree program office may collect. 
Folders remain in the registrar's active files while students are enrolled, and any correspondence or 
any other documents with the exception of registration and drop/add forms are filed there. When 
students graduate or withdraw, folders are moved to the inactive files, where they remain for five 
years. Both the active and inactive files are housed in a locked room. All registration and drop/add 
forms are stored together by semester in a separate locked cabinet and are destroyed after five years. 

In addition to these paper files, transcripts are stored electronically and permanently by 
the registrar's office. Electronic records are accessed through password-protected screens. 
Electronic records are accessible to most administrative offices, and the chief administrator of each 
area approves access levels to the data. Information technology services backs up electronic files 
nightly. Backups representing the previous month are stored in a bank vault two miles from the 
campus, so that the backups would be secure in the event of a fire or other disaster. 

The financial aid office maintains student financial aid records in a locked, secured 
storage room. Some financial aid data is maintained electronically also; this data is backed up as 
described above. 

The career services center maintains credential files for Master of Arts in Teaching Early 
Childhood Education graduates and any other students who request this service. These files 
include the student's resume, reference letters and forms and signed release forms. The center also 
maintains files for students who participate in internships and social work field placements. These 
include contracts and other information pertinent to the experience. Records are kept in a locked 
filing cabinet in a locked storage room within the office suite. 

All clients of the counseling center have the right to expect complete confidentiality of 
their records and sessions. Counselors are legally bound to maintain rights to privacy and will not 
disclose information of any kind without the client's express written permission. Student records 
housed in the counseling center are maintained in a locked area of the counseling center with 
access being limited to the director of the center and authorized staff working on individual cases. 

The residence life office keeps files on students living on campus. The files, which 
contain residential hall agreements, are stored in cabinets in the residence life office. The office is 
locked at the end of each business day. The residence life director and coordinators have access to 
the records. The director secures all student discipline records including Code of Conduct 
violations in a locked storage closet in the director's locked office. The director is the only 
individual that maintains a key to this area. If a disciplinary citation becomes part of a student's 
educational record, copies are hand delivered by the director to the registrar's office. 

The provosts office secures all Honor Code violation information in a storage cabinet 
in the provost's locked office. If an Honor Code violation becomes part of a student's academic 
record, copies are hand delivered by the provost to the registrars office. 

Student health services houses the medical and health history records for current and 
former students. The current student records are located in the student health services clinic. They 
are stored in a locked file cabinet in the director of health services office, which is locked at the 
end of each business day. This file cabinet is unlocked during the day and locked whenever the 
director leaves the clinic. Former students' medical and health history records are stored in a 

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locked file cabinet in the locked storage room in the student health services office, which is across 
from the director's office. The director has the key to all locked doors and file cabinets. Everyone \ 
who accesses a students file signs a form stating their name, position, date, name of student record r 
accessing and purpose of inquiry. 



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Oglethorpe Honor Code 



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1. Preamble 

Persons who come to Oglethorpe University for work and study join a community that is 
committed to high standards of academic honesty. The Honor Code contains the responsibilities 
we accept by becoming members of the community and the procedures we will follow should 
our commitment to honesty be broken. 

The students and faculty of Oglethorpe University expect each other to be truthful in 
the academic endeavor they share. Members of the faculty assume that students complete work 
honestly and act toward them in ways consistent with that assumption. Students are expected 
to behave honorably in their academic work and are required to insist on honest behavior from 
their peers. Students who suspect that dishonorable conduct has occurred must report any 
suspected violations to the Honor Council. Failure to report a suspected Honor Code violation 
itself constitutes a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. 

Oglethorpe welcomes all who accept our principles of honest behavior. We believe that 
this code will enrich our years at the university and allow us to begin practicing the honorable, 
self-governed lives expected of society's leaders. 

2. Pledge 

Students pledge that they have completed assignments honestly by attaching the 
following statement to each test, quiz, paper, overnight assignment, in-class essay or other work: 

I pledge that I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this assignment. 

(Signed) 

It will be the responsibility of the student to provide these pledges by either attaching 
them on a separate sheet of paper or typing them as part of the assignment. In the case of work 
submitted electronically, either an electronic signature or a pledge on a separate sheet should be 
provided by the student. The instructor should also remind the class to sign the pledge. The 
pledge serves as an affirmation of the students' and instructors' belief in the principles of the 
Honor Code. Students should not consider their work to be complete without the pledge. 

Instructors should include a statement concerning the Honor Code in their syllabi 
indicating that all work in the course is subject to the terms of the Honor Code. Failure to sign 
the pledge or failure of an instructor to remind students to sign the pledge in no way relieves 
either students or faculty members of their responsibilities under the code. 

3. Faculty 

Since it is assumed that students act according to their pledge, faculty abstain from any 
practices whose purpose is to ascertain that students have been dishonest unless there is a 
compelling reason to believe that cheating has taken place. Instructors should invite their 
students to discuss with them actions or policies that appear to be at variance with the 
assumption of honesty. 

4. Jurisdiction 

All courses offered by the university for academic credit are covered by the Honor Code, 
and all cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be handled in accordance to its provisions. 
The Honor Council has sole jurisdiction in matters of suspected academic dishonesty. It is the 
responsibility of faculty members to make clear how the Honor Code applies in specific 
courses and to follow appropriate procedures. Alternative ways of dealing with cases are not to 
be used. In cases of academic dishonesty on the part of students, the Honor Council is the final 
arbiter. In cases where a faculty member engages in practices that seem to be contrary to the 

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Honor Code, the Honor Council will refer such cases to the provost. The jurisdiction of the 
Honor Council does not extend to matters of either faculty discipline or non-academic student 
conduct. 

5. Definitions 

The following definitions shall be considered as authoritative for the framing of charges. 
Faculty members should include these definitions in their syllabi and provide students with 
clear explanations of what does and does not constitute "authorized" aid. Students are likewise 
obligated to ensure that their work is free from suspicion of cheating or plagiarism as these 
terms are defined below. The absence of the definitions or of explanatory discussion in syllabi 
in no way relieves students of their responsibilities under the code. 

5.1. Cheating 

Cheating is defined as: 

a. The unauthorized possession or use of notes, texts or other such materials during 
an examination. 

b. Copying another person's work or participation in such an effort. 

c. An attempt or participation in an attempt to fulfill the requirements of a course 
with work other than one's original work for that course. 

Students have the responsibility of avoiding participation in cheating incidents by doing 
their own work, taking precautions against others copying their work and in general not giving 
or receiving aid beyond what is authorized by the instructor. 

5.2. Plagiarism 

Plagiarism includes representing someone else's words, ideas, data or original research as 
one's own and in general failing to footnote or otherwise acknowledge the source of such 
work. One has the responsibility of avoiding plagiarism by taking adequate notes on 
reference materials, including material taken off the internet or other electronic sources, used 
in the preparation of reports, papers and other coursework. 

6. Honor Council 

6. 1 Composition 

At the beginning of each academic year, students and faculty members will be selected 
to serve on the Honor Council. The secretary of the council will convene the new Honor 
Council as soon as is convenient after the selection process is complete. At the first meeting, 
new members will be instructed in procedure. When a case comes forward, the secretary will 
constitute an honor council made up of five students and two faculty members, called from 
the pool of students and faculty members selected according to the provisions in section 6.4. 
The composition of the council shall be one sophomore, two juniors, two seniors, two 
faculty members (one of whom must be in the second year of his or her term) and one 
secretary of the council (associate provost or designated senior faculty member). 

Any students or faculty members who have not sat on a particular case will be eligible 
to hear appeals of that case (cf. Section 8 below). 

At the end of each academic year, the council will meet and, after review of the cases 
heard in the previous year, make recommendations for changes in procedure or possible 
amendments to the code. The secretary of the council will make a formal report along with 
any recommendations at the March faculty meeting. 

6.2. Quorum 

Five members constitute a quorum. 

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6.3. Officers 

The officers of the council will be a presiding officer, a student, preferably a senior, 
elected by the students on the council, and a secretary, associate provost or designated senior 
faculty member. 

6.3. 1 . Presiding Officer 

The presiding officer will read the charge and direct the questioning of the suspect 
and witnesses and generally maintain order during the hearing. 

6.3.2. Secretary of the Council 

The secretary will have responsibility for calling the Honor Council, scheduling the 
hearing, contacting the suspect and witnesses and maintaining and written record of the 
hearings. After the hearing is completed, the secretary will inform the suspect of the 
outcome and make the appropriate reports to the faculty member involved, the provost, 
the registrar and, if necessary, the dean of students. 

The secretary will present a report to the faculty at the March faculty meeting, 
discussing the cases that have come forward in the previous 12 months and indicating 
any suggested revisions to the code, to be voted on by the faculty. 

6.4. Selection 

6.4.1. Student Members 

Student members of the council will be elected by their peers in a general election 
held at the beginning of each school year. A student may nominate another student or 
submit his or her name for candidacy. All full-time traditional and evening degree 
program students are eligible for election. Elections will be held no later than September 
15. Throughout the course of the year, any student who has been elected may be called 
by the secretary to hear cases or appeals. 

Outgoing student members will help to orient incoming students in the principles 
and practice of the Honor Code during freshman orientation. Current members will 
assist in the orientation of new and transfer students in the spring. 

6.4.2. Faculty Members 

Each year the director of institutional research will select three faculty members at 
random for two-year terms. All full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty members are 
eligible for selection. Only faculty members who have completed their second year 
review will be eligible to serve. 

The faculty members on the council will help with the orientation of new faculty 
in explaining the principles and practice of the Honor Code. 

6.4.3. Service Mandatory Except under Special Circumstances 

As members of the Oglethorpe University community, all students and faculty 
members are obligated to serve on the Honor Council. Exemptions will be granted only 
under special circumstances at the discretion of the secretary. On any given case, Honor 
Council members may decline to serve when they believe that personal interests might 
interfere with their impartiality in deciding the case. 

Refusal on the part of students to serve will be considered a violation of the Code 
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6.5 Fall and Spring Terms 

Formation of the council will be completed in the fall by September 15. The terms are 
for fall and spring semesters. If a council member does not return for spring semester the 
provost may select a student or faculty member to fill any unexpired term. 

6.6 Summer Term 

The Honor Council will continue to perform its duties through the summer term. Its 
student members will be randomly selected from those students who served during the 
regular academic year and who attend summer term. Any appeals of Honor Council actions 
will be deferred until the beginning of the fall term, following the procedures in Section 8. 
Vacancies will be filled by new random selections after pre-registration for summer and fall 
semesters. 

The terms of faculty members extend through the summer. The provost will fill any 
vacancies with selections from the full-time faculty teaching in the summer session. 

7. Procedures 

7. 1 Reporting 

It is the responsibility of all students and faculty to report suspected violations of the 
Honor Code. Students may report either to the professor of the class in which the suspected 
violation occurred, to the secretary, the office of the provost or the office of student affairs. 
Forms for reported violations will be included in orientation materials and The Faculty 
Handbook, and will also be available online. A signed form in the hands of the secretary 
constitutes a report of a suspected violation. 

Failure to report a case of suspected cheating either to the professor or to the secretary 
may.be considered to constitute a breach of the Code of Student Conduct under Section B. 
Such cases should be referred to the chief conduct officer. 

7.2 Preliminary Investigation 
Upon receiving a report of a suspected violation, the secretary shall inform the professor 

in the class, the presiding officer of the council, and the alleged offender. The officers and the 
ranking faculty member constitute an investigatory panel which will conduct a preliminary 
investigation to ascertain whether or not there is sufficient evidence to warrant a hearing. If 
the investigatory panel does not think there is sufficient evidence to warrant a hearing, the 
professor has the right to request a review of the evidence by the full council. If the full 
council feels the evidence sufficiently compelling, the hearing may proceed. 

If the panel decides that the evidence does warrant a hearing, the suspected offender will 
be asked to meet with the members of the investigatory panel in a preliminary hearing. At 
that time, the panel will present the evidence to the suspected offender and ask the latter to 
enter a plea in writing. Should the suspected offender choose to plead guilty, he or she will 
thereby waive any right to a subsequent hearing by the full council and acknowledges his or 
her willingness to accept whatever sanctions the council should decide to impose. 

In cases where the student has admitted to violating the Honor Code, the professor is 
still required to submit a written report with documentation to the secretary. In all cases, 
regardless of the plea entered, the investigatory panel will decide whether or not to convene 
a hearing. The Honor Council as a whole will assess the appropriate penalty, whether a 
hearing is held or not. 

Should the suspected offender fail to answer the summons of the investigatory panel 
within five business days, the members of the panel may recommend a hearing In Absentia. 



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Anyone reporting a suspected violation remains anonymous to all except the investigatory 
panel until it is determined that a hearing will be held. Then the person reporting the 
violation will appear at the hearing in the presence of the alleged offender. 

7.3. Hearing 

7.3.1. Rights of the Accused 

a. The right to be notified of having been charged with violating the Honor 
Code as expeditiously as possible (and, in any event, within three business 
days) once the investigatory panel has determined that a hearing should occur. 

b. Upon being charged by the investigatory panel, the right to a hearing within 
the following 10 business days. 

c. The right to be accompanied by two advisers from the university community. 
In cases where English is not the first language of the accused, the following 
exception to this rule may be made. The accused may request in writing to be 
allowed to bring a translator or interpreter to the hearing. The translator or 
interpreter must meet all other stipulations in the Honor Code procedures. 
The advisers may act on behalf of the accused in all matters of procedure, such 
as cross-examination, calling witnesses, etc. 

d. The right to enter a plea. 

e. The right during the hearing to offer opening and closing statements, 
cross-examine witnesses, call material witnesses and no more than two 
non-material (character) witnesses. 

f. The right to be present, together with advisers, during the entirety of the 
hearing. Disruptive behavior may result in expulsion from the hearing, at the 
discretion of the presiding officer. 

g. The right to challenge the impartiality of any specific member of the council 
providing that such charges can be substantiated. 

h. The right to a copy of the minutes of the proceedings. 

i. In the event of a not-guilty verdict, the right to be free from being charged 

twice for the same incident, 
j. The right to attend any and all university classes, events and functions prior to 

a verdict, 
k. The right to separate hearings for joint alleged offenses. 
1. Under certain circumstances, the right to appeal an adverse decision. 

Procedures and criteria relating to appeals are specified in section 8. 
m. The right to absolute confidentiality of all participants. 

7.3.2. Rights Listed Not Exhaustive 

The rights listed in Section 7.3.1 shall not be construed as exhaustive. 

7.3.3. Rights Not Accorded 

a. Formal rules of evidence shall not be in effect. All pertinent matters shall be 
admitted into evidence, including circumstantial evidence and hearsay the 
value of which shall be weighted accordingly. 

b. The defendant does not have the right to be represented by professional legal 
counsel during the hearing. Outside experts may also not be used. 

c. Affidavits are not admissible under any circumstances. 

d. Any evidence that the accused or any party acting on his or her behalf has 
threatened, accosted or otherwise intimidated his or her accuser or any adverse 



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witness prior to the hearing shall be admissible evidence and shall be construed 
as a most serious breach of conduct, punishable according to section B of the 
Oglethorpe Code of Student Conduct. 

e. While the Honor Council should, under section 7. 3.1. a, inform the accused 
of any suspected violations, the Council reserves the right to investigate any 
additional violations that may come to light during the hearing. These would 
include, but not be limited to, evidence of continuing subversion and 
multiple infractions. 

f. The Honor Council reserves the right not to grant extensions on hearing dates 
beyond the 10 business days indicated in section 7.3. l.b. 

7.3.4. Evidence and Witnesses 

a. Upon receipt of a call for a hearing by the investigatory panel, the secretary 
shall summon any and all witnesses. 

b. It will be the responsibility of the accused to summon witnesses to testify on 
his or her behalf. 

c. Non-material (character) witnesses shall by limited to two. 

d. The accused may have two advisers from the university community, either 
students, staff or faculty members. 

e. The accused or his or her advisers may question witnesses and have the right 
to cross-examination. 

f. A witness shall not be present during the testimony of other witnesses. 

7.3.5. Failure to Appear 

Should a student who has been charged with a violation of the Honor Code 
' according to section 7.2 fail to appear for the hearing at the scheduled day and time, the 
Honor Council may decide to continue with the hearing and issue a verdict In Absentia. 
Such verdict will be binding as if the accused were present. 

Any student summoned as a witness who fails to attend the hearing may be subject 
to prosecution under Section B of the Oglethorpe Code of Student Conduct. Should a 
faculty or staff member fail to answer a summons from the Honor Council, such cases 
should be referred to the provost. 

7.3.6. Specification of Offense 

By the end of the hearing, the council will have found the accused to be either 
innocent or guilty of one of the following offenses: 

1 . Academic dishonesty, including willful cheating on a single assignment. 
This would include: 

a: Copying answers from another student. 

b: Using unauthorized sources, such as notes or books. 

c: Plagiarism. 

d: Providing unauthorized aid to a student in the same course. 

2. A continuing pattern of subversion of the system. This would include: 
a: Multiple acts of academic dishonesty by a single individual. 

b: Providing aid to another student while not enrolled in the class in which 
the act of dishonesty occurs. 



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Where the Honor Council is unable to assign an appropriate penalty, following the 
limits of its jurisdiction, such cases should immediately be referred to the provost or 
chief conduct officer as appropriate. 

7.3.7. Voting 

Voting of the Honor Council shall be by secret ballot. Ballots will be counted by 
the presiding officer. 

7.4. Penalties 

If the council determines that a student has committed one of the offenses listed in 
Section 7.3.6, it may assess the following penalties according to the severity of the offense: 

1 . F on the assignment 

2. F in the course 

3. Suspension for the next full semester 

4. Expulsion with the right to reapply after one academic year 

5. Permanent expulsion from Oglethorpe University 

The first three penalties are recommended in cases of academic dishonesty. The first 
penalty is recommended in cases where the scale of cheating or plagiarism is minimal. This 
would include copying some, but not all, answers from another student or a paper where 
plagiarized material constitutes no more that one-fifth of the total word count. The second 
would apply where a student has copied or plagiarized extensively or where the incident 
required a degree of preparation before hand, such as downloading entire papers or 
preparing cheat sheets before an exam. The third is recommended in cases where a student 
has given aid while not enrolled. In all cases, the Honor Council is free to apply whichever 
of the penalties listed above seems fit, except where a student has been found guilty of a 
second offense. The penalty for any second offense shall be expulsion. 

7.5 Reporting of Verdict 

If the Honor Council determines that a student has violated the Honor Code, the student 
will be informed immediately. The secretary shall also inform the provost, the professor, the 
chair of the division in which the violation occurred, the student's academic adviser and the 
registrar of the council's decision including any penalties within the next two business days. 

Faculty members are expected to abide by the decision of the Honor Council regarding 
penalties assessed. If a case has not been resolved by the time that final grades are due, the 
instructor should issue a grade of I (incomplete) indicating on the grade roll that the case is 
pending before the Honor Council. Under no circumstances should instructors impose any 
grading penalties prior to notification of the results of the hearing or at variance with the 
decision of the council. 

7.6 Records 

The secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the investigatory panel, preliminary 
hearings and final hearings. Minutes and material evidence from previous cases will be 
available to the members of the Honor Council for review in considering future cases. 



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Appeals 

8.1. Grounds for Appeal 

A student who has been found guilty of violating the Honor Code by the Honor 
Council has the right to appeal the decision to the provost. The appeal must be made in 
writing within three business days of notification of the Honor Council's decision. Appeals 
may be granted under the following circumstances: 

a: If the Honor Council deviated substantially from the rules and procedures laid out in 
the Honor Code in determining the case. 

b: If there is additional evidence that could have a bearing on the outcome of the case. 

8.2 Jurisdiction 

Following submission of an appeal, the provost will summon a review board which will 
examine the appeal and decide whether a new hearing is warranted. 

8.3 Review Board 

The review board will be made up of two faculty members who have most recently 
completed terms on the Honor Council. 

8.4. Procedures 

If the review board determines that a new hearing is warranted according to the 
stipulations in section 8.1, the secretary will convene an appeal hearing. The appeal will be 
heard by a special appeals council made up of the members of the review board along with 
five students (one sophomore, two juniors and two seniors) chosen from the existing pool 
who had not heard the original case. The secretary shall record the proceedings of the 
hearings. Procedures for the appeals hearing shall be the same as those in section 7.3. 

8.5. Results of Appeal 

The appeals council may decide either to uphold or overturn the decision of the Honor 
Council. If the verdict is overturned, the secretary should inform the provost, professor and 
registrar of the results of the appeal. Any person acquitted on appeal may not be charged a 
second time for the same offense. If the appeals council decides to uphold the original 
ruling, no further appeals may be granted. 



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Tuition and Costs 




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Tuition and fees for the evening degree program are listed below for 2006-2007. Tuition 
reflects cost per course. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice to students. 



Program 


2006-2007 


Undergraduate (3 credit) Course 


$1075 


Audit of Undergraduate Course 


$500 


Fees (if applicable) 




Degree Completion 


$100 


Photo/Materials Equipment Fee 


$70 


Model Fee 


$70 



Payment of tuition and fees is due at the time of registration each session. 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 estimated, 
pending aid and the total amount due at registration. 

Employer Reimbursement 

Arrangements can be made for those students whose employers pay all or part of their 
tuition and fees. At the beginning of each semester (at the time of registration), students must 
complete a Deferred Payment Option: Employer Reimbursement form for their course fees and 
pay a 25% down payment plus a $25 administration fee. The balance is due from the employer 
or the student 30 days after the session ends. Students with delinquent accounts will be charged 
late fees and will be prohibited from registering for future sessions. For more information, please 
contact the business office at 404-364-8402. 

Institutional Refund Policy 

The establishment of a refund policy is based on the university's commitment to a fair 
and equitable refund of tuition and room and board charges assessed. All other fees are 
non-refundable. 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 and expects students to reciprocate that commitment. 

If a student must withdraw from a course or from the university, an official withdrawal 
form must be obtained from the evening degree program office. Students are reminded that all 
changes in their academic programs must be cleared through the evening degree program office. 
Arrangements made with a professor only will not be recognized as an official change 
of schedule. 

Students who do not officially withdraw from a class will be financially responsible for 
tuition charges. All tuition refund requests will be processed within two weeks from the date 
of withdrawal. 



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Return of Title IV Funds 



If a student completely withdraws from Oglethorpe University during the first 60% of 
the payment period and has received federal student financial assistance, the school must calculate 
the amount of federal funds the student "did not earn." This process is required to determine if 
the school and/or the student must return funds to the federal programs. 

The percentage "not earned" is the complement of the percentage of federal funds 
"earned." If a student withdraws completely before completing 60% of the payment period, the 
percentage "earned" is equal to the percentage of the payment period that was completed. If the 
student withdraws after completing 60% of the payment period, the percentage earned is 100%. 
If the student has received more federal assistance than the calculated amount "earned," the 
school, the student or both must return the unearned funds to the appropriate federal programs. 

The school must return the lesser of the amount of federal funds that the student does 
not earn or the amount of institutional costs that the student incurred for the payment period 
multiplied by the percentage of funds "not earned." The student must return or repay, as 
appropriate, the remaining unearned federal funds. An exception is that students are not required 
to return 50% of the grant assistance received that is their responsibility to repay. 

It should be noted that the Institutional Refund Policy and the federal Return of Title 
IV Funds Policy (R2T4) are separate and distinct. Students who completely withdraw after 
Oglethorpe's refund period has passed and before 60% of the payment period has passed may owe 
a balance to the university previously covered by federal aid. The withdrawal date used in the 
R2T4 calculation varies depending on the individual student's situation. Students receiving 
federal assistance are advised to consult the Office of Financial Aid before initiating the 
withdrawal process to see how these new regulations will affect their eligibility. 

Student financial aid refunds must be distributed in the following order by 
federal regulation: 

1 . Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans 

2. Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans 

3. Federal Perkins Loan Program 

4. Federal PLUS loans 

5. Federal Pell Grant Program 

6. Federal SEOG Program 

7. Other federal aid programs 



Financial Obligations 



A student who has not met all financial obligations to the university will not be allowed 
to register for courses in subsequent academic sessions; he or she will not be allowed to receive a 
degree from the university; and requests for transcripts and transient status will not be honored. 



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Financial Assistance 



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Programs 

Oglethorpe University offers a variety of strategies and resources to keep the net cost of 
an Oglethorpe education affordable. Students interested in financial aid should complete the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which serves as the approved needs-analysis form 
by which students may apply for the following need-based programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study and 
Federal Stafford Loan. After a student submits the FAFSA to the federal processor, the school will 
receive from the processor an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). Upon acceptance 
to the university and receipt of the student's ISIR, Oglethorpe's financial aid professionals will 
prepare a comprehensive financial aid package, which may include assistance from any one or 
more of the following sources: 

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants (GTEG) are available for Georgia residents who 
are full-time, degree-seeking students at Oglethorpe. The program was established by an act of the 
1971 Georgia General Assembly. The GTEG program helps to "promote the private segment of 
higher education in Georgia by providing non-repayable grant aid to Georgia residents who attend 
eligible independent colleges and universities in Georgia." All students must complete an 
application and verify their eligibility for the grant. In the 2005-06 academic school year, this 
grant is $900. Financial need is not a factor in determining eligibility. A separate application and 
proof of residency is required. 

HOPE Scholarships of $1,500 (12 credit hours or more) and $750 (6-1 1 credit hours) 
per semester are available to Georgia residents who have graduated from an eligible high school in 
1 996 or later, with at least a 3.0 grade-point average in specific Core Curriculum classes. Georgia 
residents who do not qualify under these guidelines but have now attempted 30 or more 
semester hours with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher may also be eligible. The applicant must 
be a Georgia resident for one year prior to attendance at any college or university in Georgia. 
Students entering the HOPE Scholarship program for the first time after attempting 30 or 60 
semester hours should be aware that their grade-point average is calculated to include all 
attempted hours taken after high school graduation. Recipients of the scholarship are required to 
maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average for reinstatement. For more information, 
contact the HOPE Scholarship Program at 770-724-9000 or 1-800-505-GSFC or Oglethorpe's 
Office of Financial Aid. 

The Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) is one of the need-based 
grants for qualified Georgia residents to enable them to attend eligible post-secondary institutions 
of their choice in the state. The grant awards are designed to provide only a portion of the 
student's resources in financing the total cost of a college education. A student should complete 
the FAFSA for consideration. 

The Federal Pell Grant is a federal aid program that provides non-repayable funds to 
eligible students. Eligibility is based upon the results from the FAFSA. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to 
undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant 
recipients and does not require repayment. 

Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP) permits a student to earn part of his or her 
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 primarily on the 
Oglethorpe campus. A limited number of community service positions are available at locations 
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Federal Perkins Loans are long-term, low-cost educational loans to students who have 
^monstrated need for such assistance. Priority is given first to sophomore, junior or senior 
udents. Interest is charged at a five percent annual rate beginning nine months after the 
Drrower ceases to be at least a half-time student (a minimum course load of six semester hours), 
iformation regarding repayment terms, deferment and cancellation options is available in the 
•ffice of Financial Aid. 

Federal Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Loans are long-term loans available 

trough banks and other lending institutions. Students must submit the FAFSA and be attending 

least half time to receive consideration. A separate Master Promissory Note (MPN) is also 

quired. Information regarding repayment terms, deferment and cancellation options are 

mailable in the Office of Financial Aid. 

Federal PLUS Loans are relatively long-term loans available through banks and other 
nding institutions. Parents desiring to seek a loan from this program should consult the various 
nders indicated on the Oglethorpe University Lender List for additional information. This list 
iay be found in the current "Financial Aid Info Guide" available in the Office of Financial Aid. 

The Harold Hirsch Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students is provided by the 
arold Hirsch Scholarship Fund of Atlanta. The fund provides annual scholarship assistance for 
;gree-seeking students in the evening program. Harold Hirsch Scholars must have at least a 3.0 
•glethorpe grade-point average, demonstrate leadership ability and have financial need, 
pplications may be obtained in the evening degree program office. 

The David Wills Presidential Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon one evening 
:gree program senior for one fall and one spring semester of an academic year. The fellow works 
le equivalent of 10 hours per week in the evening degree program office and works with evening 
;gree program staff to complete their fellowship project prior to graduation. Fellow projects may 
dude, but are not limited to: writing and editing the evening degree program newsletter, 
omoting and attending information sessions, coordinating evening degree program events and 
minars and heading the Student Activities Committee. 

In return, the Wills Presidential Fellow will receive full tuition remission for up to two 
isses for the fall semester (comprised of two sessions) and two classes for the spring semester (also 
imprised of two sessions) for a maximum total of four classes or 12 credit hours. In addition, the 
How will be acknowledged with a fellowship insignia on his or her diploma 
>on graduation. 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications: 

• Be accepted into the evening degree program and seeking a degree. 

• Have completed at least one semester in the evening degree program. 

• Have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. 

• Have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours and be at senior status. 

• Be able to demonstrate distinguished accomplishments in his or her major area of study. 

Visit the evening degree program office for a current listing of additional scholarships 
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Student Emergency Loan Funds 



The Olivia Luck King Student Loan Fund provides short-term loans to enrolled 
students from Georgia. Her husband, Mr. C. H. King of Marietta, Georgia, established the fund 
in memory of Mrs. King, a member of the class of 1942. 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 a bequest from the estates of Mr. and 
Mrs. Landers of Atlanta. 

The Steve Najjar Student Loan Fund provides short-term loans and financial assistance 
to deserving Oglethorpe students. The fund was established in memory of Mr. Najjar, who, with 
his aunt "Miss Sadie" Mansour, operated the Five Paces Inn, a family business in the Buckhead 
section of Atlanta. The Five Paces Inn was a popular establishment for Oglethorpe students for 
many years. A number of Oglethorpe alumni, especially students in the late 1950s and early 
1960s, established this fund in Mr. Najjar's memory. 

Academic Policies Governing Student Financial Aid 

Applicants for federal aid, state grants or institutional need-based programs must be 
making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree requirements and be in good 
academic standing with the university in order to receive financial aid consideration. Students 
must meet at least the following requirements: 

1. Satisfactory Completion Ratio - Students must satisfactorily complete at least 75% of 
the cumulative course work attempted at Oglethorpe University. Unsatisfactory grades 
that count against the student's progress are: 

D - If a "C-" or better is required for the major 

F - Failure 

FA — Failure by Absence 

NG - No Grade 

W - Withdrew Passing 

WF - Withdrew Failing 

I - Incomplete 

U - Unsatisfactory 

AU - Audit 

2. Repeated Courses - Courses that are being repeated will not be considered when 
determining financial aid eligibility unless a grade of at least a "C-" is required to fulfill 
the degree requirements. The student must notify the Office of Financial Aid if a course 
is being repeated. 



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3. Good Academic Standing and Maximum Time Frames - Students must remain in good 
academic standing by achieving the minimum cumulative grade-point average and by 
completing their degree requirements within the maximum time frames listed below: 



Number of 


Minimum Cumulative 


Maximum Years to 


Hours Earned 


Grade-Point Average 


Complete Program* 


0-24 


1.50 




1 


25-35 


1.50 




2 


36-48 


1.75 




2 


49-64 


1.75 




3 


65-72 


2.00 




3 


73-96 


2.00 




4 


97-120 


2.00 




5 


121-144 


2.00 




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Based upon full-time enrollment. The maximum time frame for students enrolled part 
time will be pro-rated. Students who earn over 144 hours will not be eligible for financial 
aid unless approved through the appeal process. 

:. Academic Standing Consistent with Graduation Requirements - Students who have 
completed their second academic year (measured as a period of time, not grade level) 
must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average in order to be academically 
consistent with Oglethorpe University's graduation requirements. 
Annual Review - The satisfactory progress requirements will be reviewed at the 
completion of each spring semester. If the student is not meeting these requirements, 
written notification will be sent to the student, placing him or her on financial aid 
probation for the fall semester. The student may continue to receive aid during this 
probationary period but will be encouraged to enroll in summer session courses at 
Oglethorpe University in order to make up the deficiency. Any student who is not in 
compliance with the requirements by the end of the fall probationary period will not be 
eligible for financial aid for the spring or subsequent sessions until the requirements are 
met or a written appeal is submitted and approved. 

t. Appeal Process - If significant mitigating circumstances have hindered a student's 
academic performance and the student is unable to make up the deficiencies by the end 
of the financial aid probationary period, the student may present those circumstances in 
a written appeal to the admission and financial aid committee. Documentation to 
support the appeal, such as medical statements, should also be presented. The appeal 
should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at least two weeks prior to the start 
of the semester for which the student wishes to receive consideration. The student will 
be notified in writing if the appeal has been approved or denied. 



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Application Procedure 



Students applying for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and HOPE Scholarship 
programs for the first time must submit a Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Application from 
the Georgia Student Finance Commission Web site at www.gacollege4l l.org. 

The application procedures for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Oglethorpe Need-Based Grant, Federal 
Stafford Loan, Federal Work-Study Program and Leveraging Educational Assistance Program are 
as follows: 

1 . Apply and be admitted as a regular degree-seeking student. 

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1, but no 
later than May 1. Students should keep a copy of the FAFSA before submitting it to the 
federal processor. The original FAFSA may be filed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov or 
mailed to the processor using the paper form. Oglethorpe's Federal Code is 001586. 

3. Once the FAFSA has been received and processed by the federal processor, an 
Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) will be sent to the Office of 
Financial Aid. 

4. Keep copies of all federal income tax returns, etc., as these documents may be required 
in order to verify the information provided on the FAFSA. 

5. Complete Oglethorpe's Financial Aid Application, which is available from the Office of 
Financial Aid. 

6. New students who are offered employment through the Federal Work-Study Program 
must complete the Student Employment Application form. This form will be sent 
as needed. 

7. If eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan or Federal PLUS Loan, a Master Promissory Note 
(MPN) must be completed. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. 



Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements 



1. Demonstrate financial need (exception: HOPE Scholarship, Georgia Tuition 
Equalization Grant, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Federal PLUS 
Loan programs). 

2. Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate 
or pass an independently administered test approved by the U.S. Department 
of Education. 

3. Be enrolled as a regular degree-seeking student in an eligible program. 

4. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. 

5. Generally, have a social security number. 

6. Register with Selective Service, if required. 

7. Must not owe a refund on any grant or loan; not be in default on any loan or have made 
satisfactory arrangements to repay any defaulted loan; and not have borrowed in excess 
of the loan limits, under Title IV programs, at any institution. 

8. Make satisfactory academic progress. Refer to the Academic Policies Governing Student 
Financial Aid. 

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

10. Students must be enrolled at least six hours for the semester after the drop/add period 
to receive federal and state aid, with the exception of the Georgia Tuition Equalization 
Grant for which students must be enrolled full-time for the semester. 

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Financial Aid regulations require disbursement of funds on a semester schedule. 
The evening degree program offers two eight-week sessions per semester. Therefore, students on 
inancial aid must register for two sessions at a time: fall sessions 100 and 200, spring sessions 100 
md 200 and summer sessions 100 and 200. 

Eligibility for Financial Assistance 



Eligibility for financial assistance is calculated on a semester basis; therefore the refund 
)olicy must also be based on the same enrollment period. The evening degree program is designed 
>articularly for adult students by having two sessions per semester. 

(A) A student who completely withdraws from all courses in the first session of a particular 
semester and who does not plan to return within that semester will be subject to the 
applicable Federal Return of Title IV Funds and/or Institutional Refund policies. 

(B) A student who completely withdraws from all courses in the first session but states in 
writing to the Office of Financial Aid that she/he will return in the next immediate 
session within the semester is subject to the Institutional Refund Policy only. However, 
should the student not return in the subsequent session, any refund calculations will be 
reevaluated to consider the federal policies, where applicable. 

(C) Students successfully completing the first session of a given semester who do not 
return in the second, subsequent session will only be subject to institutional policies. 
This also applies to students who do return but then drop one or more courses in the 
second session. 

?ayment of Awards 



All awards, except Federal Work-Study earnings, Federal PLUS Loans and some Federal 
tafford Loans, are disbursed to students by means of a direct credit to their account. Financial 
id disbursements are made on a semester-by-semester basis only; disbursement of all awards is 
ependent upon final approval by the financial aid office. Only when a student's file is complete 
an aid be credited to the account. 

Renewal of Awards 

Renewal FAFSA information is provided to students by the U.S. Department of 
ducation. Students must meet the eligibility requirements indicated above and file the 
ppropriate applications for each program. The preferred deadline for receipt of a completed 
nancial aid file is May 1. Applicants whose files become complete after this time will be 
onsidered based upon availability of funds. 



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Educational Enrichment 




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Career Services 



The career services office provides resources to assist students in making responsible 
decisions and strategies regarding career options and job search plans. These resources include a 
career library with information available from books, a computer and videotapes on occupations, 
the job search and prospective employers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest 
Inventory personality and career assessment tests are also available to students in an easily 
accessible online version. Both tests provide suggestions about environment and work style 
preferences as well as industries and job titles for further exploration. Other job search programs 
are available to explore options and employers that match individual career interests. Workshops 
on resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques are presented each semester to prepare 
students for the workplace. 

In addition, a number of prospective employers send recruiters to the campus each year 
for the purpose of conducting on-campus interviews. Current information on permanent, 
summer and part-time job opportunities is made available to students and alumni in the 
career library. 

Students can search and apply for internship and career opportunities and register for 
programs through the university's online recruiting system. The career services office also 
coordinates student volunteer projects including volunteer fairs, public service projects and an 
alternative spring break program each year. More information about services offered through the 
department can be accessed online at www.oglethorpe.edu (keyword: career services). 



The Writing Center 



The Oglethorpe University Writing Center provides Oglethorpe students with 
confidential and personal assistance with any written assignment for their- courses or their 
professional development at no additional cost. Peer tutors are trained to be responsive to a stu- 
dent's particular needs, to help him or her identify strengths and weaknesses in his or her writing 
and to help build his or her confidence in academic and creative writing as they adjust to 
Oglethorpe's academic culture. The goal of the center is to help students become better, more 
confident and more effective writers and students. The Writing Center can also assist students 
with study skills and tutoring in other subject areas. 

The Writing Center, operated on a drop-in basis, is located on the second floor of the 
Weltner Library in the Gabbard Room. It is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 
8:00 p.m. Writing consultations can be from five to 30 minutes long, and students can come in 
with a specific request or focus, or they can simply ask for feedback. 



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Disability Programs and Services 



It is the policy of Oglethorpe to ensure that all university goods, services, facilities, 
privileges, advantages and accommodations are meaningfully accessible to qualified persons with 
disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other pertinent federal, state and local disability 
anti-discrimination laws. 

Oglethorpe will provide persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in 
and benefit from programs and services as afforded to other individuals. This is done in the most 
integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual with a disability. 

Where readily achievable, architectural and communication barriers will be removed. 
New structures will comply fully with all accessibility requirements. Alterations will comply to the 
maximum extent feasible. Oglethorpe will make available auxiliary aids and services, as 
appropriate to the individual and required by the ADA, at no cost to the individual, provided that 
such auxiliary aids and services do not require significant difficulty or expense. 

Oglethorpe does not discriminate against any person who is related to or associated with 
a person with a disability. Oglethorpe will comply with any federal, state or local laws that 
provide individuals with disabilities greater protection and take other actions necessary to ensure 
equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. 

This policy applies to the goods, services, privileges, advantages and accommodations 
offered by Oglethorpe either directly or through contractual, licensing or other arrangements. 
This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. 

Reasonable accommodations will be made on an individualized basis. It is the 
responsibility of persons with disabilities, however, to seek available assistance, register for 
services and establish their needs. 



Learning Resources Center 



The Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides individualized services at no additional 
cost for students with disabilities. This program ensures that these students have an opportunity 
to participate fully in the Oglethorpe experience. Students must meet established university 
admission requirements and program technical standards. Qualified students must submit 
comprehensive professional documentation that meets the established criteria for accepting 
evaluations. Students approved for services are provided appropriate accommodations and 
academic adjustments. Students without documented disabilities who are experiencing 
learning difficulties may participate in LRC skills-building courses, workshops and seminars 
as appropriate. 

The LRC is located in the Weltner Library 24-Hour Room. The learning resources 
director acts as liaison and referral between the student with a disability and faculty members, 
"Writing Center tutors and other campus programs. For additional information visit 
www.oglethorpe.edu (keyword: LRC). 



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Experiential Education 



Oglethorpe University provides valuable learning experiences outside of the traditional 
classroom setting, including volunteer opportunities, service learning and career-related programs. 

Internships provide practical experience to complement the academic program, as well 
as give students the opportunity to solidify career decisions, gain work experience and provide 
service to the community in their fields of interest. More than half of college students nationwide 
complete internships, making the experience an essential credential for competition in the current 
job market. 

Internships are available in a large variety of local businesses and organizations 
representing most academic majors and potential career fields. Oglethorpe students have recently 
completed internships at The Carter Center, CNN, Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta Magazine, Zoo 
Atlanta, the Atlanta History Center and the Georgia State Legislature, to name a few. In addition 
to these Atlanta-based internships, Oglethorpe maintains resources and affiliations for nationwide 
opportunities, such as the Washington (D.C.) Center. 

Internships are available in most majors for students who demonstrate a clear 
understanding of goals they wish to accomplish in the experience and possess the necessary 
academic and personal background to accomplish these goals. Sophomores, juniors and seniors 
with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 qualify to apply for internships. Transfer students 
must complete one semester at Oglethorpe prior to participation. Every internship requires a 
statement of objectives and academic requirements, in addition to related academic assignments, 
developed in consultation with the student's internship faculty supervisor. Upon successful 
completion of the internship, the student is awarded academic credit (graded on a 
satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis) in recognition of the learning value of the experience. 

Students may apply for a maximum of 16 semester hours of internship credit toward 
their degree, with approval from their academic adviser and the experiential education 
committee. Students seeking more than four semester hours must submit an appeal form to the 
career services office indicating why the internship exceeds the normal number of hours and 
outlining additional projects in which the student will participate. Students desiring academic 
credit must register for the internship before the end of the drop/add period of the semester in 
question. Students who wish to engage in internships on a voluntary basis do not need to apply 
for academic credit; however, they should follow the same basic internship guidelines. 

Students who are interested in an internship should first consult with their faculty 
adviser and then visit the career services office in the Emerson Student Center. 



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Community Life 




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Student Rights and Responsibilities 



Among the enumerated rights of Oglethorpe University students are freedom of 
expression and peaceful assembly, the presumption of innocence and procedural fairness in the 
administration of discipline and access to personal records. 

As members of the Oglethorpe community, students are responsible for maintaining 
high standards of conduct and respecting the privacy and feelings of others and the property of 
both students and the university. Students are expected to display behavior that is not disruptive 
of campus life or the surrounding community. They represent the university off campus and are 
expected to act in a law-abiding and mature fashion. Those whose actions show that they have not 
accepted this responsibility may be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the Code of 
Student Conduct, found in the traditional undergraduate Bulletin. 

Student Role in Institutional Decision Making 

Student opinions and views play a significant role in institutional decisions affecting 
their interests and welfare. Students are asked to complete the following annually: a comprehensive 
standardized student opinion survey, the Core Survey, Course Assessments and the Advising 
Assessment. 

Student Activities Committee 

The Student Activities Committee (SAC) is a student group run by evening degree 
program students and headed up by the Wills Presidential Fellow. Primarily, this group plans 
social events to foster a sense of community among Oglethorpe's evening students. The activities 
committee meets regularly throughout the academic year to host and sponsor socials and short 
trips for evening degree program students. Participation is open to all currently enrolled evening 
degree program students. 

This group is also responsible for producing the program's newsletter, the Night Cap. 
(This newsletter is subject to review by the evening degree program staff and the Office of 
Marketing and Public Relations before it can be posted on the Oglethorpe website or distributed 
in print form.) 

The Student Activities Committee is subject to the rules and regulations for Oglethorpe 
campus organizations, as outlined in the traditional undergraduate Bulletin. 



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Cultural Opportunities on Campus 



There are numerous cultural opportunities for students outside the classroom, such as 
:oncerts, theatrical productions and lectures by visiting scholars. The Mack A. Rikard lectures 
expose students to leaders in business and other professions. The University Singers perform once 
rvery semester and sponsor seasonal events with guest artists. The Oglethorpe University Museum 
}f Art, on the third floor of Philip Weltner Library, sponsors exhibitions as well as lectures on 
issociated subjects and occasional concerts in the museum. The Playmakers and theatre 
department stage five productions each year in the Conant Performing Arts Center. Two annual 
events, Night of the Arts and International Night, provide a showcase for campus talent. The 
ormer presents student literary, musical and visual arts talent while the latter features 
nternational cuisine and entertainment. Georgia Shakespeare, a professional theatre company 
ocated on campus, offers summer and fall performances that are a valuable cultural asset to the 
Dglethorpe community. 

'olicy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation 

Oglethorpe University values the dignity of the individual, human diversity and an 
ippropriate decorum for members of the campus community. Discriminatory or harassing 
behavior is in opposition with these principles and will not be tolerated as such conduct 
nterferes with the work, study or performance of the individual to whom it is addressed. It is 
ndefensible when it makes the work, study or living environment hostile, intimidating, injurious 
Dr demeaning. 

It is the policy of the university that all members of the Oglethorpe community be able 
o work, study, participate in activities and live on a campus free of unwarranted harassment in 
he form of oral, written, graphic or physical conduct which personally frightens, intimidates, 
njures or demeans another individual. Harassment directed against an individual or group that is 
)ased on race, gender, religious belief, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or 
my other category protected by federal, state or local law is prohibited. At a minimum, the term 
harassment as used in this policy includes: 

• Offensive remarks, comments, jokes, slurs or verbal conduct pertaining to an 
individual's personal characteristics. 

• Offensive pictures, drawings, photographs, figurines or other graphic images, conduct 
or communications including email, faxes and copies pertaining to an individual's 
personal characteristics. 

• Offensive sexual remarks, sexual advances or requests for sexual favors regardless of the 
gender of the individuals involved. 

• Offensive physical conduct including touching and gestures, regardless of the gender of 
the individuals involved. 

Retaliation, which includes threatening an individual or taking any adverse action 
igainst an individual for reporting a possible violation of this policy or participating in an 
nvestigation conducted under this policy, is absolutely prohibited. 

Members of the faculty are also covered by this policy and are prohibited from engaging 
n any form of harassing, discriminatory or retaliatory conduct. No member of the faculty has the 
mthority to suggest to any student that the student's evaluation or grading would be affected by 
:he student entering into (or refusing to enter into) a personal relationship with the faculty 
nember or for tolerating (or refusing to tolerate) conduct or communication that might violate 
:his policy. Such behavior is a direct violation of this policy. 

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Grievance Procedures 



Oglethorpe University has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for the 
prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by this policy 
and/or conduct in violation of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination 
Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following university officials have been 
designated to respond to allegations regarding any such violation: the vice president for student 
affairs (Timothy Doyle, Emerson Student Center, 404-364-8335), the provost (Dr. William O. 
Shropshire, Lupton Hall, 404-364-8317), the director of human resources (Julie Grier, Lupton 
Hall, 404-364-8325) or the university psychologist and director of the counseling center 
(Dr. Bonnie L. Kessler, Emerson Student Center, 404-364-8456). 

Complaints alleging misconduct as defined in this policy should be reported within 90 
days of the alleged offense. Complainants may seek informal or formal resolution. All 
complainants must complete a written Discriminatory Harassment Incident Report which may be 
obtained from any of the aforementioned officials. 

Complainants are encouraged to explore informal resolution before filing a formal 
complaint. Informal resolution focuses on communication, education and resolution while formal 
procedures focus on investigation and discipline. Informal complaints will be resolved within 1 5 
working days with a written resolution given to each of the parties involved. If the situation results 
in an impasse, the complainant will be given a notice of impasse within 15 working days from the 
filing of the incident. If a notice of impasse is given and the complainant wishes to file a formal 
written complaint, the complainant must do so within 30 working days of the date of notice of 
impasse unless a waiver in filing time is requested. 

When a formal complaint is filed an investigation will be initiated. The person alleged 
of misconduct will be given 10 days to provide a signed response to the requesting official. A copy 
will be provided to the complainant. If the alleged harasser fails to respond, the presumption will 
be made that the allegation (s) in the complaint are true. A written determination will be issued to 
the complainant within 60 working days of the receipt of the formal written complaint. If the 
procedure requires an extension of time, the complainant will be informed in writing of the 
reasons, the status of the investigation and the probable date of completion. 

If the complainant disputes the findings or is dissatisfied with the recommendations, 
the complainant may request reconsideration of the case to the president, Lawrence M. Schall, in 
writing within 45 working days of receipt of the written determination. Complainants also have 
the right to file with the appropriate state or federal authorities as set forth in the 
applicable statutes. 

Cases that may require disciplinary action will be handled according to the established 
discipline procedures of the university. Student organizations in violation of this policy may be 
subject to the loss of university recognition. Complainants shall be protected from unfair 
retribution. 

Nothing in this policy statement is intended to infringe on the individual rights, 
freedom of speech or academic freedom provided to members of the Oglethorpe community. The 
scholarly, educational or artistic content of any written or oral presentation or inquiry shall not be 
limited by this policy. Accordingly, this provision will be liberally construed but should not be 
used as a pretext for violation of the policy. 



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Undergraduate 
Programs of Study 







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Degrees 

Oglethorpe University's evening degree program offers two undergraduate degrees with 
six major concentrations: 

Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies 

Accounting Communication and Rhetoric Studies 

Business Administration History 

Organizational Management 



Psychology 



Major Programs and Requirements 



Completion of a major program is required for all baccalaureate degrees. The student's 
academic adviser assists with selection of a major. The student indicates a selected major on the 
admission application. 

A major is an orderly sequence of courses in a particular discipline, a combination of two 
disciplines or a defined interdisciplinary field. A major must include a minimum of 30 semester 
hours of required coursework, exclusive of all hours used to satisfy general education requirements. 
A minimum of 15 semester hours of a major must be in coursework taken at Oglethorpe 
University. Each major must allow for the student's selection of courses which are not in the 
discipline of the major and not required components of the general education requirements. Each 
major includes a substantial component of advanced courses which have specified prerequisites. 
The requirements for a major may state that only courses in which a "C-" or higher grade is 
received may be used in satisfaction of the major's requirements. The student is responsible for 
ensuring the fulfillment of the requirements of the major selected. Specific requirements for each 
of the majors listed below may be found in the respective discipline that follows in which the 
course offerings are described. 



Graduation Requirements 



To earn a baccalaureate degree from the evening degree program, the following 
requirements must be met: 

1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of course credit with an Oglethorpe 
cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher. 

2. A minimum of 60 semester hours must be earned through coursework at Oglethorpe to 
satisfy the residency requirement for an Oglethorpe degree to be awarded. The 
maximum total number of semester hours that may be transferred into Oglethorpe is 
60 semester hours. Prior to graduation, students must be in residence during their final 
two sessions. 

3. Completion of the general education distribution requirements. 

4. Completion of major field requirements, with at least 15 semester hours in the major 
taken at Oglethorpe. 

5. Submission of an application for graduation to the registrar's office by mid-October 
prior to completion of degree requirements the following December, May or August. 

6. Satisfaction of all financial and other obligations to the university and payment of the 
degree completion fee. 

7. Participation in assessments of competencies gained and curricular effectiveness by 
completing standardized or other tests and surveys. 

8. Formal approval from the evening degree program for graduation. 



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Undergraduate degrees with Latin academic honors are awarded as follows: cum laude 
: or a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher; magna cum laude for 3.7 or higher; and 
umma cum laude for 3.9 or higher. Transfer work is not included in the determination for Latin 
icademic honors. 

General Education Distribution Requirements 

The General Education Distribution Requirements consist of a total of 12 courses 
36 hours) for all evening degree program students, except for Communication and Rhetoric 
studies (CRS) majors who must take 1 1 courses (33 credit hours). Any course used to meet the 
general education requirements cannot be used to fulfill major requirements. 

Must Complete Five 

Composition I 

Composition II 

Intermediate Writing: Investigative or Persuasive 

(Intermediate Writing not a general education 

requirement for CRS majors) 
Western Civilization I 
Western Civilization II 

Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 
Art 
.Film 
Foreign Language 

{not a general education selection for CRS majors) 
Literature 
Music 
Philosophy 
Theatre 

Natural Sciences and Quantitative 

(Complete any 2) 

Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Biological Science 

Calculus 

Physical Science 

Statistics (for History majors only) 

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

(Complete any 2) 

Anthropology 

Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 

(for CRS, History and Psychology majors only) 
Politics 
Psychology 
Sociology 



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Disciplines and Majors 



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Disciplines are presented alphabetically, with academic majors so designated. 

Accounting Major 

Accounting is the language of business. It is a service activity whose function is to 
provide quantitative information, primarily financial in nature, about economic entities that is 
intended to be useful in making economic decisions. The purpose of the major in accounting is 
to acquaint the student with the sources and uses of financial information and to develop the 
analytic ability necessary to produce and interpret such information. The student learns to observe 
economic activity; to select from that activity the events which are relevant to a particular 
decision; to measure the economic consequences of those events in quantitative terms; to record, 
classify and summarize the resulting data; and to communicate the information in various reports 
and statements to appropriate decision-makers. The resulting degree is the bachelor of 
business administration. 

To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the following 
courses with a grade of "C-" or better in each: 

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

UCACC 3851 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 

UCACC 3852 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 

UCACC 3854 Cost and Managerial Accounting 

UCACC 3855 Personal Income Tax 

UCACC 4937 Introduction to Auditing 

UCBUS 1701 Legal Environment of Business I 

UCBUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

UCBUS 3810 Managerial Finance 

UCBUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 

UCBUS 4970 Business Policy 

UCECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

UCECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 

UCMAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

This major also requires two advanced directed electives outside the disciplines 
of Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Management or Finance. 
1 1 Free Elective Courses (33 hours) 
General Education Distribution Requirements (36 hours) 

Business Administration Major 

The business administration curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as 
business leaders who will earn their livelihoods by discerning and satisfying people's wants and 
needs. Success in this endeavor requires the ability to think independently, knowledge of business 
terminology and business institutions, both domestic and international and communication skills. 
The ability to think independently is enhanced through study of the courses in the core 
curriculum. Courses in economics and the functional areas of business administration introduce 
the student to business institutions, terminology and methods of inquiry. Most business 
administration and economics courses have a communications component. These courses and the 
capstone course in business policy provide opportunity to develop and enhance thinking and 
communication skills. 

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The program in business administration is also designed to give graduates a solid 
iundation in the concepts and analysis of business functional areas that will be needed for 
aduate study. Many graduates of this program go on to receive a Master of Business 
dministration degree or a master's degree in a specific business area. 

In addition to preparing students for business careers and graduate school, the program 
i business administration is valuable preparation for other careers. Students learn administrative 
:ills and methods of inquiry that are applicable in governmental and non-profit organizations, 
nee much legal practice involves businesses and a knowledge of business terminology and 
istitutions, this major is an excellent background for the study and practice of law. The resulting 
agree is the bachelor of business administration. 

To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the following 
>urses with a grade of "C-" or better in each: 

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 
UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 
UCBUS 1701 Legal Environments of Business I 
UCBUS 2850 Introduction to Management 
UCBUS 3810 Managerial Finance 
UCBUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 
UCBUS 4970 Business Policy 
UCECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 
UCECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 
UCMAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

This major also requires five advanced directed electives (3000 or 4000) in Business 
dministration, Accounting or Economics. 
13 Free Elective Courses (39 hours) 
General Education Distribution Requirements (36 hours) 

Communication and Rhetoric Studies Major 

A program in communication and rhetoric studies prepares students to express 
lemselves effectively in speech and writing. It encourages students to examine their own modes 
f communication and to analyze the communication of others, from individual utterances to 
lass media coverage. 

Graduates in communication and rhetoric studies generally go on to careers in 
turnalism, public relations, advertising, mass media, corporate communications and related 
elds. They also are prepared for further study in journalism or communication studies. The 
suiting degree is the bachelor of arts in liberal studies. 

To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the 
)llowing courses: 

UCCOM 1751 Public Speaking I 

UCCOM 220 1 Introduction to Theories of Communication 

One Communication and Rhetoric Studies course at 4000 Level 

Two semesters of a single foreign language 

Four CRS courses selected by student and advisor 

Complete a minor in a related field (five courses) 

One course selected from the following two: 



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UCCOM 2820 Intermediate Writing: Investigative 
UCCOM 282 1 Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 

One course selected from the following two: 
UCCOM 2840 Principles of Journalism 
UCCOM 3840 Business Communication 

13 Free Elective Courses (39 hours) 

General Education Distribution Requirements (33 hours) 



History Major 



History, it is said, is the queen of the humanities. The history major is designed to give 
students a systematic understanding of cultures and civilizations across time and space. The major 
is intended to be cross disciplinary, requiring students to take courses in history as well as other 
relevant fields in the humanities and social sciences. Through the range of courses, students may 
explore a wide range of problems and issues in the past, as well as their connection to current 
social, political and cultural realities. 

In addition to providing students with a wide-ranging acquaintance with the historical 
past, the major is designed to help students refine fundamental intellectual skills. All the courses 
place a heavy emphasis on developing reading, writing and speaking skills. Texts and writing 
assignments are intended to help students hone their analytical skills. Since many of the history 
courses are taught in a seminar format, students must also present their views orally and be 
prepared to explain them to their peers. The interdisciplinary component of the major serves to 
introduce students to the wide array of methods that historians may use in their quest to 
understand the past. Above all, the major is designed to provide students with a broad context for 
understanding the world, their place in it and the varying forces that have shaped human society. 
The resulting degree is the bachelor of arts in liberal studies. 

To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the 
following courses: 

Any eight of the following courses, at least four of the following courses should be at the 
3000 or 4000 level: 

UCHIS 2850 United States History to 1865 

UCHIS 2851 United States History Since 1865 

UCHIS 2852 Europe in the Nineteenth Century 

UCHIS 2853 Europe in the Twentieth Century 

UCHIS 2995/4995 Special Topics in History 

UCHIS 3020 Northern Renaissance and Reformation 

UCHIS 3055 The Italian Renaissance 

UCHIS 3075 Roman History 

UCHIS 3853 The Crusades 

UCHIS 4920 The American Civil War and Reconstruction 

UCHIS 4921 Contemporary U.S. History 

UCHIS 4922 The First World War 

UCHIS 4923 The Second World War 



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Plus any four of the following: 



UCART 2852 
UCECO 2823 
UCECO 3825 
UCMUS 2995/4995 
UCPHI 2995/4995 
UCPHI 2996/4996 
UCPOL2861 
UCPOL 2862 
UCPOL 2863 
UCPOL 2864 
UCPOL 3860 
UCPOL 2995/4995 
UCSOC 2975 
UCSOC 2995/4995 



Renaissance Art History 

Survey of United States Economic History 

History of Economic Thought 

Special Topics in Music 

Special Topics in Philosophy: Philosophical Issues and Problems 

Special Topics in Philosophy 

Introduction to International Affairs 

Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 

Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights 

Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 

History of Political Thought 

Special Topics in Politics 

Introduction to Anthropology 

Special Topics in Sociology 



16 Free Elective courses (48 hours) 

General Education Distribution Requirements (36 hours) 

Organizational Management Major 



The Organizational Management major is designed to prepare students for careers in 
nanagement, human resource development and the applied social sciences. This program is 
ippropriate for individuals interested in human resource management or administration positions 
n either the public or private sector of the economy. The curriculum consists of business and 
behavioral science courses. The resulting degree is the bachelor of arts in liberal studies. 



To satisfy the 
following courses: 

UCACC 1750 
UCACC 1751 
UCBUS 2850 
UCBUS 3850 
UCECO 2821 
UCMAT 2702 
UCPSY 2860 
UCPSY 2870 
UCPSY 3820 



requirements for this major, a student must complete the 



Principles of Accounting I 
Principles of Accounting II 
Introduction to Management 
Introduction to Marketing 
Survey of Microeconomics 
Introduction to Statistics 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
Survey of Social Psychology 
Tests and Measurements 



This major also requires five directed electives courses from any combination of the 
bllowing disciplines: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or Psychology. 

14 Free Elective courses (42 hours) 

General Education Distribution Requirements (36 hours) 



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Psychology Major 



Psychology uses scientific methods to study a broad range of topics related to behavior 
and mental processes, including motivation, learning and memory, human development and per- 
sonality, psychological disorders, social interaction and physiological bases for behavior and 
thought. The study of psychology should help a student to develop skills in three basic areas: skills 
associated with the scientific method, including data collection, analysis and interpretation; skills 
that are useful in the construction and evaluation of theories, such as analytic and synthetic 
reasoning; and skills in human relations through which the student learns to become a more 
precise and more tolerant observer of human behavior and individual differences. Many students 
with a background in psychology choose careers in psychology-related fields, such as counseling, 
psychotherapy or research, but many others choose careers that are not so directly tied to 
psychology. For example, psychology provides a good background for careers in law, education, 
marketing, management, public relations, publishing and communications. The resulting degree 
is the bachelor of arts in liberal studies. 

To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the 
following courses: 

UCMAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

UCPSY 1 70 1 Principles of Psychology 

UCPSY 3821 Survey of Physiological Psychology 

UCPSY 3860 Research Methods 

UCPSY 4920 History and Systems of Psychology 

One course to meet the Cross Cultural Requirement. This requirement may be satisfied 
by courses such as Introduction to Anthropology, Cross Cultural Psychology, 
Asian American Literature, African American Literature, Race and Gender in 
U.S. Culture or Sex and Gender. 



5 Directed Electives in Psychology 
17 Free Elective courses (51 hours) 
General Education Distribution Requirements (36 hours) 



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Minors 



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A minor consists of at least 15 credit hours with no more than nine credit hours 
duplicated with major requirements. A minimum of nine credit hours must be in coursework 
pursued in residency at Oglethorpe. To satisfy the requirements of a minor, a student must 
complete all minor courses with a grade of "C-" or better. 

Accounting Minor 

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

UCACC 3851 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 

Choose two courses from the following: 
UCACC 3852 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 

UCACC 3853 Intermediate Financial Accounting III 

UCACC 3854 Cost and Managerial Accounting 

UCACC 3855 Personal Income Tax 

Art Minor 

UCART 1701 Art Appreciation 



Choose four courses 
UCART 2820 
UCART 2830 
UCART 2840 
UCART 2850 
UCART 2852 
UCART 2855 

UCART 2860 
UCART 2995/4995 
UCART 4100 
UCSOC 2975 



from the following: 
Introduction to Drawing 
Introduction to Painting 
Introduction to Photography 
Introduction to Figure Sculpture 
Renaissance Art History 
Far Eastern Art History: 
The Art of China, India, Tibet and Japan 
Modern Art History 
Special Topics in Art 
Internship in Art 
Introduction to Anthropology 



Business Administration Minor 



UCACC 1750 
UCACC 1751 
UCBUS 2850 
UCBUS 3810 
UCBUS 3850 
UCECO 2821 



Principles of Accounting I 
Principles of Accounting II 
Introduction to Management 
Managerial Finance 
Introduction to Marketing 
Survey of Microeconomics 



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ommunication and Rhetoric Studies Minor 



UCCOM 2201 Introduction to Theories of Communication 

UCCOM 2821 Intermediate Writing: Persuasive or 

UCCOM 2820 Intermediate Writing: Investigative 

One CRS course at the 3000 Level 

Two additional electives in Communication and Rhetoric Studies 



xmomics Minor 



UCECO 2821 
UCECO 2822 



Survey of Microeconomics 
Survey of Macroeconomics 



Choose three courses from the following: 

UCECO 2823 Survey of United States Economic History 

UCECO 3825 History of Economic Thought 

UCECO 4920 Economics of Development 

UCECO 4921 Money and Banking 

UCECO 4922 Elements of Labor Economics 

UCECO 4923 Elements of International Economic 

UCECO 4925 Government Economics 

Lglish Minor 

UCENG 2551 World Literature: The Classics through the Renaissance 

UCENG 2560 World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Present 

UCENG 3850 Shakespeare 
Two additional English courses 



istory Minor 



Choose five courses 
European history): 

UCECO 2823 
UCECO 3825 
UCHIS 2850 
UCHIS2851 
UCHIS 2852 
UCHIS 2853 
UCHIS 2995/4995 
UCHIS 3020 
UCHIS 3055 
UCHIS 3075 
UCHIS 4920 
UCHIS 4921 
UCHIS 4922 
UCHIS 4923 



from the following (with at least one course in U.S. History and one 

Survey of U.S. Economic History 

History of Economic Thought 

U.S. History to 1865 

U.S. History since 1865 

Europe in the 1 9 th Century 

Europe in the 20 th Century 

Special Topics in History 

Northern Renaissance and Reformation 

The Italian Renaissance 

Roman History 

The American Civil War and Reconstruction 

Contemporary U.S. History 

The First World War 

The Second World War 



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International Studies Minor 



UCPOL 2861 Introduction to International Affairs 

UCPOL 2864 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 

UCHIS 2853 Europe in the 20 th Century 

Choose two courses from the following: 

UCBUS 3870 International Business Management 

UCECO 4920 Economics of Development 

UCECO 4923 Elements of International Economics 

UCHIS 2852 Europe in the 19 th Century 

UCSOC 2975 Introduction to Anthropology 

Special Topics classes as appropriate from Economics, History or Politics 

Organizational Management Minor 

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

UCBUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

UCBUS 3862 Human Resources Management 

UCPSY 1 70 1 Principles of Psychology 

UCPSY 2860 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

Politics Minor 



Choose five courses from the following (coursework must include at least three of the 
following areas: American politics and government; international affairs; comparative politics and 
government; and political thought): 



UCPOL 1701 
UCPOL 2850 
UCPOL 2860 
UCPOL 2862 
UCPOL 2863 
UCPOL 2861 
UCPOL 2864 
UCPOL 2995/4995 
UCPOL 3860 
UCPOL 3861 



Introduction to Politics 

American Government 

Introduction to Criminal Law 

Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 

Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights 

Introduction to International Affairs 

Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 

Special Topics in Politics 

History of Political Thought: Ancient and Medieval 

History of Political Thought: Modern 



Psychology Minor 



UCPSY 1 70 1 Principles of Psychology 

Four additional Psychology courses 



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Course Descriptions 



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Accounting 

UCACC 1750. Principles of Accounting I 3 hours 

A study of accounting principles and concepts with emphasis on their application in 
financial statements. The use of accounting in business management and in decision making is 
stressed. 

UCACC 1751. Principles of Accounting II 3 hours 

A study of the utilization of accounting information in business management with 
emphasis on decision making within the firm. Prerequisite: UCACC 1750. 

UCACC 3851. Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 hours 

This course covers financial accounting concepts and standards at an intermediate level. 
Topics covered are basic concepts and theory, financial statements and asset accounting. 
Prerequisite: UCACC 1751. 

UCACC 3852. Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 hours 

This course covers the concepts and standards of accounting for assets, liabilities and 
owners' equity. Prerequisite: UCACC 3851. 

UCACC 3853. Intermediate Financial Accounting III 3 hours 

This course covers specialized topics such as capital leases, pensions, investments, income 
tax allocation, revenue recognition and the statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: UCACC 3852. 

UCACC 3854. Cost and Managerial Accounting 3 hours 

A study of analytical techniques and methodologies used to generate managerial 
accounting information with emphasis on product costing, resource allocation, planning and 
control. Prerequisite: UCACC1751. 

UCACC 3855. Personal Income Tax 3 hours 

A study of the income tax laws and related accounting problems of individuals. 
Prerequisite: UCACC 1751. 

UCACC 3856. Taxation of Business Entities 3 hours 

A study of the income tax laws and related accounting problems of corporations and 
partnerships with some consideration of estates and trusts. Prerequisite: UCACC 3855. 

UCACC 3858. Taxation of Flow Through Entities 3 hours 

A study of income tax laws that effect Partnerships, S Corporations, Estates and Trusts, 
as well as the issues that face the individuals who are members of these entities. 
Prerequisite: UCACC 3856. 

UCACC 4935. Advanced Accounting 3 hours 

The application of accounting principles and concepts to specialized business situations, 
including mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, foreign currency exchange and governmental 
accounting. Prerequisite: UCACC 3852. 



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3ACC 4936. Accounting Information Systems 3 hours 

A study of the analysis, design, implementation and control of management 
brmation systems. Emphasis is on the role of information systems in business, the development 
d control of information systems and the application of information systems to the various 
nsaction cycles of the firm. Prerequisite: UCACC 1751. 

DACC 4937. Introduction to Auditing 3 hours 

A study of auditing standards and procedures, including the use of statistical and other 
antitative techniques, and preparation of audit working papers, reports and financial 
tements. Emphasis is placed upon the criteria for the establishment of internal controls and the 
ect of these controls on examinations and reports. Prerequisites: UCMAT 2702 and 
ZACC 3852. 

DACC 2995/4995. Special Topics in Accounting 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse accounting topics under the direct supervision of an 
ounting faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

HACC 4340. Internship in Accounting 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
alified students. The internship requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty supervisor, 
)mit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep a written 
irnal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time faculty 
>ervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An extensive list 
internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory 
;is. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and qualification for the 
ernship program. 



ART 1701. Art Appreciation 3 hours 

This course surveys the creative ways that human beings throughout history have 
*mpted to depict their relationships to their surroundings. Art is thus viewed as a barometer of 
ilization, a visual, creative response to the intellectual and emotional climate of a given moment 
tiistory. Students will examine present ways of understanding themselves and the universe, the 
•lution of that understanding and the conflicts involved. Basic artistic principles and concepts 
) will be studied in an effort to decide what has artistic value. Prerequisite: UCCOM 171 1. 

ART 2820. Introduction to Drawing 3 hours 

Studio exercises, in-studio lectures, outside assignments and critiques are designed to 
r elop a basic understanding of drawing. Projects will be designed to explore concepts and 
ories of drawing and to develop the bridge between observation and creating an image, includ- 
drawing in line, light and dark and perspective. 

ART 2830. Introduction to Painting 3 hours 

Studio exercises, in-studio lectures, outside assignments and critiques are designed to 
r elop a fuller understanding of the technical aspects of oil painting. A study of composition, 
or, drawing and expression will be included. Emphasis will be on the development of a personal 
action and self-confidence in painting. 



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UCART 2840. Introduction to Photography 3 hours 

Laboratory exercises, in-class lectures, critiques and assignments are designed to develop 
an understanding of all aspects of photography, including composition and self-expression. 
Emphasis will be on development of technical skills and a personal direction in photography. 

UCART 2850. Introduction to Figure Sculpture 3 hours 

Working from the life model, this course will focus on students conveying their 
understanding of the human form in clay; planar structure, proportion and major anatomical 
landmarks will be covered. 

UCART 2852. Italian Renaissance Art History 3 hours 

This course will focus on the paintings, architecture and sculpture of European art from 
the late Gothic to the beginning of the Baroque period. Instruction will center on the visual arts as 
political, social, religious and mythological evocations and reflections of the periods investigated. 
This course will be taught in an interdisciplinary format, incorporating the history, science, 
music and economics as related to the visual representations. Prerequisites: UCART 1701 and 
UCCOM 1712. 

UCART 2855. Far Eastern Art History. 

The Art of China, India, Tibet and Japan .3 hours 

This course will explore the paintings, sculpture and architecture of India, China, Tibet, 
Japan and other Eastern cultures. Chronological in format, this course will enable students to 
analyze and understand the principle styles, methods and contexts of Eastern art and its intrinsic 
importance and value for understanding the cultural matrices in which art is created. Prerequisites: 
UCART 1701 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCART 2860. Modern Art History 3 hours 

This course will function as a historical survey of the visual images that exemplify the 
philosophical and aesthetic concepts that shaped western culture from the mid- 19 th century 
throughout the first half of the twentieth century. The aesthetic, historical and technical aspects 
of major art forms, including painting, architecture, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and 
photography, will be studied in relation to the socio-economic and political developments in 
Europe and the United States. Prerequisites: UCART 1701 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCART 2995/4995. Special Topics in Art 3 hours 

An in-depth analysis of specific historical art periods will stress how major artists and 
trends were influenced by their times. Discussion of important events and ideas of significant 
individuals of the period will serve to provide the necessary background for a thorough 
comprehension of social and intellectual sources of art. 

UCART 4100. Internship in Art 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time facult) 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keet 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-tim< 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. Ar 
extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on : 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor anc 
qualification for the internship program. 



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Business Administration 



UCBUS 1701. Legal Environments of Business I 3 hours 

This course is 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. 

UCBUS 1702. Legal Environments of Business II 3 hours 

This course is a study of partnerships, corporations, sales, bailments, security devices, 
property, bankruptcy and trade infringements. Prerequisite: UCBUS 1701. 

UCBUS 2850. Introduction to Management 3 hours 

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

UCBUS 2860. Conflict Management 3 hours 

This course offers students practical strategies for resolving interpersonal disputes, both 
as participants and as managerial third parties. Students will be introduced to basic conflict 
theory and a variety of dispute resolution processes. Emphasis will be placed on objective 
assessment, selection of appropriate response strategy and successful settlement of typical 
workplace conflicts. Going beyond theory, students will practice their new conflict management 
skills in role-playing that reflects the realities of the business world. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCBUS 2870. Personal Finance 3 hours 

The focus of this course will be on major personal financial planning problems that 
individuals and families encounter. Emphasis on using personal financial planning activities as a 
framework for developing effective money management practices and addressing contemporary 
consumer issues, such as budgets, banking, tax strategies, investments, credit, insurance, real 
estate, pensions and estate and retirement planning. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCBUS 3810. Managerial Finance 3 hours 

A study of the basic principles of organizational finance and its relation to other aspects 
of business management and to the economic environment within which the firm operates. 
Attention is given to basic financial concepts, techniques of financial analysis, sources of funding, 
asset management, capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, time value of money and 
financial decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Prerequisites: UCACC 1751 and 
UCECO 2821 or UCECO 2822. 

UCBUS 3850. Introduction to 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: 
UCACC 1751 and UCECO 2821 or UCECO 2822. 



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UCBUS 3860. 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. 
Communication methods to be studied include advertising, personal selling, sales promotion and 
public relations. The behavioral aspects of both messages and media will be explored. Prerequisite: 
UCBUS 3850. 

UCBUS 3862. Human Resources Management 3 hours 

In this course students will explore the perspectives and challenges of Human Resources 
Management within the context of the emerging global economy. The class will look at 
traditional HRM topics such as selection and compensation and also at how students can manage 
their own human resource. Prerequisite: UCBUS 2850. 

UCBUS 3870. International Business Management 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 changing economic, political and cultural factors. Case studies will be 
used throughout the course to give the student experience with the problems and advantages of 
doing business across national frontiers. Prerequisite: UCBUS 2850. 

UCBUS 4910. Advanced Managerial Finance 3 hours 

As a continuation of Managerial Finance, topics in this course will include capital 
budgeting, intermediate and long-term funding, current asset management, working capital 
management and dividend policy. Case studies will be used to emphasize actual business situations 
and to focus on the comprehensive financial management of the firm. Prerequisite: UCBUS 3810. 

UCBUS 491 1. Introduction to Investing 3 hours 

An introduction to the environment in which investment decisions are made. Topics 
explored will include efficient markets, the capital asset pricing model, term structure of interest 
rates, risk versus return and performance measures. Although the emphasis will be on stocks and 
bonds, other investments will be discussed. Prerequisite: UCBUS 3810. 

UCBUS 4955. Elements of Marketing Research 3 hours 

Included are the following: types of research, the research process, research design, 
sampling procedures, data collection methods, data analysis, preparation and presentation of 
research findings. Prerequisites: UCMAT 2702, UCBUS 3850 and UCCSC 2840 or equivalent. 

UCBUS 4960. Managing for Quality 3 hours 

This course will explore major systematic approaches to Total Quality Management 
Students will examine quality management from a "profound knowledge" perspective (Deming 
Pirsig, Goldratt) and will learn how to understand quality as a concept for achieving effective 
management within a firm and in one's own life. Prerequisites: UCMAT 2702 and UCBUS 2850 

UCBUS 4970. Business Policy • 3 houri 

This course is the capstone integration course for the business program. Students lean 
integrative thinking skills and strategic management tools through both the reading o 
conceptual work and the extensive use of the case studies. Prerequisites: UCACC 1751, UCBU 
2850, UCBUS 3810, UCBUS 3850, UCECO 2821 and UCECO 2822. 



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UCBUS 2995/4995. Special Topics in Business Administration 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse business topics under the direct supervision of a business 
administration faculty member. 

UCBUS 4900. Internship in Business Administration 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the faculty 
supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An extensive list 
of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory 
basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and qualification for the 
internship program. 

Communication and Rhetoric Studies 

UCCOM 1711. Composition I 3 hours 

A course designed to improve writing skills through practice. Students will write 
several short papers and study a variety of essay strategies, including Expository, 
Comparison/Contrast and Definition. 

UCCOM 1712. Composition II 3 hours 

A course designed to further enhance writing skills and process. Students will write a 
series of short research papers and other kinds of specialized writing. Particular attention will be 
paid to audience, purpose and persuasion as preparation for writing papers in content-oriented 
courses. Prerequisite: COM 1711 completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCCOM 1751. UCCOM 1752. Public Speaking I, II 3 hours plus 3 hours 

These courses seek 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. 

UCCOM 2201. Introduction to Theories of Communication 3 hours 

This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of various theories used 
in communications. Students will look at theories about messages themselves as well as the 
various contexts in which they occur: interpersonal (between people), group and public 
communications, organizational communication, mass communication and (inter)cultural 
communication. Ethical implications of theories are considered. 

UCCOM 2820. Intermediate Writing: Investigative 3 hours 

Emphasis will be on learning a wide range of research techniques and purposefully 
presenting information to a variety of audiences in appropriate format and style. Students will be 
asked to define their own investigative projects and to analyze and revise their own writing. 
Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712 completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCCOM 2821. Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 3 hours 

Emphasis will be on presenting clear, coherent and logical arguments. Reading and 
writing will be drawn from a range of disciplines, and students will be asked to analyze and revise 
their own writing. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712 completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

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UCCOM 2830. 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. Prerequisite: UCCOM 2820 or UCCOM 2821. 



UCCOM 2840. Principles of Journalism 3 hours 

This course will survey types of journalistic writing, basic news gathering and reporting 
techniques, the state of the modern media and special topics related to the field of journalism 
Students will gain experience with news, feature and editorial writing, as well as writing for 
public relations applications. Prerequisite: UCCOM 2820 or UCCOM 2821. 

UCCOM 2850. Survey of Broadcast Media 3 hours 

This course is a hands-on workshop involving the writing and production of radio 
and/or television programs. It will introduce students to the practical problems involved in 
broadcast production, as well as raise theoretical questions and concerns about the use of media 
in the 21 st century. Prerequisite: UCCOM 2820 or UCCOM 2821. 

UCCOM 3700. Internship in Communications 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experiences, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An 
extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

UCCOM 3840. Business Communication 3 hours 

A course for students who have mastered the basic skills and insights of writing and who 
wish to improve their ability to write clear, concise, persuasive expository prose. Oral presentations 
and practice in listening with accuracy constitute another element of the course. Weekly writing 
assignments. Prerequisite: UCCOM 2820 or UCCOM 2821. 

UCCOM 4020. Strategies of Media Criticism 3 hours 

This course will provide students with an understanding of the forces that shape media 
texts. Critical approaches are used to analyze the media, and text produced by the media will be 
explored. The goal of this course is to provide students with skills to become media literate, and 
therefore more critical consumers of the media. Prerequisites: UCCOM 2201 and UCCOM 
2850. 

UCCOM 4301. Gender, Culture and Communications 3 hours 

This course studies the relationships among communications, gender and culture. 
Students will explore theoretical approaches to gender; the cultural rhetorics of women's, 
men's and gender movements; cultural views of gendered interaction, including masculine and 
feminine discourse styles; gendered nonverbal communication; and the practices of gendered 
communication in a variety of cultural contexts. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1712 and 
UCCOM 2201. 



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UCCOM 4801. Communications in a Global Age 3 hours 

This interdisciplinary course investigates the restructuring of communications within a 
global political economy of transnational flows of capital, commodities, people, information and 
technology. This course asks students to investigate practices of globalization, particularly how 
these practices are shaping cultural-political identities and communications. Students explore 
global communications from the perspectives of communications majors, practitioners in the 
"new information sector" economy and global and national citizens in a changing world. 
Prerequisites: UCCOM 1712 and UCCOM 2201. 

UCCOM 2995/4995. Special Topics in Communications 3 hours 

This course will examine selected topics in journalism, communications or media studies. 

UCCOM 2996/4996. Special Topics in Writing 3 hours 

Study of a selected topic in the field of writing. The topic will vary from year to year. 
Prerequisite: UCCOM 2820 or UCCOM 2821. 

UCCOM 4055. Communications Research 3 hours 

This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of 
research design. It will introduce them to both qualitative and quantitative methods used in 
communication research. Students will learn how to frame a research question, develop 
hypotheses and choose the appropriate method to investigate this research question. Prerequisites: 
UCCOM 1712 and UCCOM 2201. 

Economics 

UCECO 2821. Survey of Microeconomics 3 hours 

This course develops the economic principles necessary to analyze and interpret the 
decisions of individuals and firms with respect to consumption, investment, production, pricing 
and hiring. The principles are used to understand the behavior of business firms and public 
policy-making institutions. 

UCECO 2822. Survey of Macroeconomics 3 hours 

This course examines the goals of economic policy and the policy instruments available 
to achieve those goals. Attention is given to both monetary and fiscal policy along with the 
theory and measurement of national income, employment, price levels and the international 
implications of economic policy. 

UCECO 2823. Survey of United States Economic History 3 hours 

This course will study the origin and growth of the American economic system from 
pre-colonial through the 20 th century. The course traces the development of the evolution of 
American agricultural, commercial, manufacturing, financial, labor, regulatory and technological 
sectors. Prerequisite: UCECO 2821 or UCECO 2822. 

UCECO 3825. History of Economic Thought 3 hours 

This course is a study of the major writers and schools of economic thought related to 
the economic, political and social institutions of their times: the Medieval, Mercantilist, 
Physiocrat, Classical, Marxist, Historical, Neoclassical, Institutionalist, Keynesian and 
post-Keynesian schools. Prerequisite: UCECO 2821 or UCECO 2822. 



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UCECO 4920. Economics of Development 3 hours 

This course is 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 steadily rising incomes 
in the United States, Europe and Japan. General principles are applied to the development 
experience of selected countries in the historically less-developed world and the formerly 
centrally-planned economies of Eastern and Central Europe. Prerequisite: UCECO 2821 or 
UCECO 2822. 



UCECO 4921. Money and Banking 3 hours 

This course will study the role of private financial institutions and the Federal Reserve 
System in the creation of the nation's money supply and the theory that links the money supply 
to the nation's inflation rate and output level. Additional topics are the international payments 
mechanism, capital flows, the determination of exchange rates and the use of a common 
currency by several countries. Prerequisites: UCECO 2821, UCECO 2822 and proficiency in the 
use of spreadsheet software. 

UCECO 4922. Elements of Labor Economics 3 hours 

This course will be a comprehensive study of the cause and effect relationship between 
work and income. It will examine labor market structures, human capital theory, 
union-management relations, labor history, economic policy and earning profiles by gender and 
race. Prerequisites: UCECO 2821 and UCECO 2822. 

UCECO 4923. Elements of International Economics 3 hours 

This course is a study of international trade and finance. The microfoundations of the 
course will address why countries trade, why special interest groups fight international trade, 
regional specialization, international agreements on tariffs and trade and national commercial 
policies. The macrofoundations of the course will focus on exchange rates, balance of payments, 
international investments and coordination and cooperation of international monetary and fiscal 
policies. Prerequisites: UCECO 2821 and UCECO 2822. 

UCECO 4925. Governmental Economics 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. Topics will include 
expenditure patterns, tax structure, benefit-cost analysis, policy analysis and microeconomic and 
macroeconomic theories of public expenditures and taxation. Prerequisites: UCECO 2821 and 
UCECO 2822. 

UCECO 2995/4995. Special Topics in Economics 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of an economics 
faculty member. 

English 



UCENG 2551. World Literature: The Classics through the Renaissance 3 hours 

This course will study texts that are major representatives of Greek drama, Roman, 
Medieval and Renaissance literature. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 



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UCENG 2560. World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Present 3 hours 

The course will study the works of major world authors since the Renaissance. 
Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 2565- American Literature to 1865 3 hours 

This course examines fiction, poetry, essays and journals written by American authors 
between 1607 and 1865. It explores how being American has affected these writers both as artists 
and individuals and relates that factor to other important aspects of the social, cultural and 
intellectual history of the United States during this period. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 2570. American Literature Since 1865 3 hours 

A continuation of American Literature from the Civil War to the present, emphasizing 
major writers such as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Frost, Eliot, Hemingway and 
contemporary writers. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 3850. Shakespeare 3 hours 

The plays and theatre of William Shakespeare. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 3855. Modern Short Stories 3 hours 

This course will study 20 th century short stories, mostly English and American. 
Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 3860. Modern Poetry 3 hours 

This course will study 20 th century poetry, mostly English and American. Prerequisite: 
UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 3865. African-American Literature 3 hours 

This course examines major writers and literary movements that have contributed to 
African-American literary history. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 4010. Internship in English 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An 
extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

UCENG 4920. Special Topics in Drama 3 hours 

This course will study drama as literature and genre through surveys and period studies. 

UCENG 4930. Special Topics in Poetry 3 hours 

This course will focus on particular poets, movements, styles or periods. 

UCENG 4940. Special Topics in Fiction 3 hours 

English, American, and continental prose are examined in the context of theme, period, 
or genre. 



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UCENG 4950. Special Topics in Literature and Culture 3 hours 

Courses relating literature with aspects of social and intellectual history or a particular 
issue or theme. Possible offerings may include women in literature, American civilization, 
African -American (or other ethnic) literature, popular culture, the literature of a single decade, 
children's literature and myth and folklore in literature. 

UCENG 4960. Special Topics in Major British and American Authors 3 hours 

An intensive study of one to five British or American authors. 

UCENG 2995/4995. Special Topics in English 3 hours 

An intensive study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a English 
faculty member. 

French 

UCFRE 1701, 1702. French I, II 3 hours plus 3 hours 

These courses are an introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing 
French. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring a foundation in basic grammar as well as on 
listening comprehension and spoken French through class activities, tapes and videos. 

UCFRE 2995/4995. Special Topics in French Culture 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a French faculty member. 

General Science 

UCGEN 1750. Elements of Physical Science 3 hours 

This topically-oriented course will examine the many facets of scientific investigation. 
These include the underlying assumptions, the limitations, the provisional nature and the power 
of the scientific process, as well as the influences of science on other aspects of human activity. 
Elements of Physical Science will deal with a topic drawn from the physical sciences. These will 
include but not be limited to: Chemistry, Cosmology, Descriptive Astronomy, History of Science, 
Meteorology, Modern Scientific Perspectives of the Universe and Oceanography. 

UCGEN 1751. Elements of Biological Sciences 3 hours 

This course is designed to examine the many facets of scientific investigation. Rather 
than a survey of the entire field of biology, this effort will be directed toward specific topics, but 
not be limited to: Cancer, Cell Biology, Bioterrorism, Disease, Human Biology, Ecology, 
Evolution and Nutrition. 

UCGEN 2000. Internship in Science .3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An 
extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 



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UCGEN 2995/4995. Special Topics in General Science 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a science faculty member. 

German 

UCGER 1701, 1702. German I, II 3 hours plus 3 hours 

These courses are an introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing 
German. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring a foundation in basic grammar as well as on 
listening comprehension and spoken German through class activities, tapes and videos. 

UCGER 2995/4995. Special Topics in German Culture 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a German 
faculty member. 

History 

UCHIS 1701. Western Civilization I 3 hours 

This course will explore the history of the Western world from late antiquity to 1600, 
focusing on the rise of the Christian civilizations of Eastern and Western Europe and Islamic 
civilization. Special consideration will be given to the comparative study of ideas, religion, 
political institutions and patterns of social organization. Through the use of primary documents 
and critical scholarly works, students will gain first-hand knowledge of the tools and methods of 
historical research. 

UCHIS 1702. Western Civilization II 3 hours 

This course covers the history of Western civilization (defined as all the societies 
descended from medieval Christendom) since 1600, with the focus on its modernization after 
1789. This process destroyed the relative homogeneity of the old regime and fragmented the West 
along two fault lines: socio-economic modernization, which varied profoundly between rich 
capitalist societies (Germany, Britain, United States, Australia) and poor socialist, neo-feudal or 
neo-mercantilist ones (Russia, Romania, Mexico, Brazil); and political modernization, which 
could be liberal, communist or fascist. 

UCHIS 2850. United States History to 1865 3 hours 

A survey from Colonial times to 1865 concerned mainly with the major domestic 
developments of a growing nation. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCHIS 2851. United States History Since 1865 3 hours 

A survey from 1865 to the present concerned with the chief events that explain the 
growth of the United States to a position of world power. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCHIS 2852. Europe in the 19 th Century 3 hours 

An examination of major events and movements in Europe, beginning with the collapse 
of the Old Regime and ending with the outbreak of World War I. Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 and 
UCHIS 1702. 



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UCHIS 2853. Europe in the 20 th Century 3 hours 

An examination of major events and movements in Europe, beginning with World War 
I and ending with the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact nations. 
Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 and UCHIS 1702. 

UCHIS 3020. Northern Renaissance and Reformation 3 hours 

The period of the northern Renaissance and Reformation is chiefly seen in terms of the 
breakdown of the medieval Catholic Church. The period also marked a dramatic transformation 
of European society, providing the foundation of both the modern state and modern 
revolutionary movements. This course will examine the relationship between religious ideas and 
more "secular" movements, in part to gain greater understanding of the true nature of the 
modern state and society. Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 and UCHIS 1702. 

UCHIS 3055. The Italian Renaissance 3 hours 

The Italian Renaissance is often regarded as the beginning of the modern era in the 
West. This course will examine the significance of the Renaissance in the development of modern 
social and political ideas and institutions. In particular, the course will examine the relationship 
between cultural developments - arts and letters - and social and political movements. 
Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 and UCHIS 1702. 

UCHIS 3075. Roman History 3 hours 

This course explores the extraordinary achievements and failings of the Romans during 
a dramatic 1,000-year history, during which a small city-state grew to be a superpower whose 
influence has long outlasted its demise as a political entity. Special emphasis is devoted to 
developing students' ability to think historically by immersing themselves in the Roman world 
and experiencing that world through the eyes of the Romans themselves. Prerequisite: UCHIS 
1701 or permission of instructor. 

UCHIS 3853. The Crusades 3 hours 

During the late 1 1 th , 12 th and 13 th centuries Western Europe, which had long been the 
prey of foreign invaders, became the feared hunter in the eastern Byzantine and Muslim worlds. 
The Crusades represented a tremendous clash between civilizations, with both destructive and 
beneficial consequences whose effects lasted for centuries. Students will study the Crusades from 
both the European and Arab viewpoints. Prerequisite: UCHIS 1701 or permission of instructor. 

UCHIS 4510. Internship in History 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, worked 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, 
keep a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the 
full-time faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. 
An extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

UCHIS 4920. The American Civil War and Reconstruction 3 hours 

A course emphasizing the causes of conflict, the wartime period, and major changes that 
occurred. Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 and UCHIS 1702. 



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UCHIS 4921. Contemporary U.S. History 3 hours 

An interdisciplinary study of American life since World War II that emphasizes 
political, economic, social and cultural developments. Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 and 
UCHIS 1702. 

UCHIS 4922. The First World War 3 hours 

The war of 1914-1918 transformed the map and institutions of Europe and much of 
the rest of the world. This course engages students in an examination of why the war began, 
follows the fighting on all fronts and concludes with an analysis of the peace settlement and the 
new world created by the war and its aftermath. Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 or permission of 
instructor; completion of UCHIS 2851 or UCHIS 2853 recommended. 

UCHIS 4923. The Second World War 3 hours 

This course will examine the greatest struggle of arms and ideas in human history. Topics 
include the legacy of the First World War, the rise of Fascism and Nazism in Europe and 
militarism in Japan. We shall also follow the major military and political events of the war in 
Western and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific and other theatres. In addition, we 
shall examine how military and political decisions made by the Western democracies and the 
Soviet Union contributed to the shape of the postwar world. Prerequisites: UCHIS 1701 or 
permission of instructor; completion of UCHIS 2851 or UCHIS 2853 recommended. 

UCHIS 2995/4995. Special Topics in History 3 hours 

Courses offered to respond to topical needs of the curriculum. 

Mathematics 

UCMAT 1701, MAT 1702. Elements of Algebra I, II 3 hours plus 3 hours 

This two-course sequence is designed to equip students with the algebra skills needed 
for the study of statistics. The first course is designed to offer students a review of topics they may 
have encountered before but have been away from for some time. Topics include polynomials, 
factoring, algebraic fractions and solving equations. The second course will deal with specific 
selected topics, an understanding of which is crucial for success in statistics. Topics include linear 
equations, linear inequalities, graphs, exponents, radicals, complex numbers, second degree 
equations and inequalities and systems of equations and inequalities. The prerequisite for 
UCMAT 1702 is UCMAT 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher OR by examination. 

UCMAT 2702. Introduction to Statistics 3 hours 

Statistics is the mathematical field of collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting 
data. We will study various ways through which statistics enables us to make informed decisions 
in business, psychology, health science, political science and other disciplines. Topics to be covered 
include graphical and numerical summaries of data, correlation and regression, probability, 
sampling distributions and techniques, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Prerequisite: 
UCMAT 1702 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCMAT 2995/4995. Special Topics in Mathematics 3 hours 

Selected topics in advanced mathematics are offered with permission of the instructor. 



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Music 

UCMUS 1701. Music Appreciation 3 hours 

The appreciation of music is a historical study of cycles, trends and development of ideas 
from early civilization through the 20 th century. Music Appreciation discusses the development 
of different styles and movements and the creative process as a means of self-expression with 
emphasis on the artist's relationship to the world. Students in Music Appreciation will listen to a 
variety of important works with the aid of selected scores and outlines and discussing composers 
and artists' comment about their own works. Each student will be given copies of these sources or 
reading lists from sources on reserve in the library. The use of the internet is encouraged and will 
be discussed in class. 

UCMUS 1702. Women and Music 3 hours 

This course is a study of the contributions that women have made and are making in 
music from the middle ages to the present. The course will be conducted in a historical context 
with discussions on the roles of women as composers, arrangers, performers, teachers, writers, 
patrons, activists, etc. Students will study and discuss a variety of works that have made a 
significant impact on culture and society. 

UCMUS 2850. Music, Television, Films and their Impact on Culture 3 hours 

This course is designed to study and discuss the variety of viewpoints on the impact of 
music, television and films and their relationship to culture. A variety of music will be included 
and television programs and films will be viewed and discussed with selected readings, 
representing the variety of viewpoints. When appropriate guest speakers will be scheduled, and 
research using the internet will be assigned. 

UCMUS 2995/4995. Special Topics in Music 3 hours 

This course will be a study of a selected topic in music, such as Women in Music, World 
Music, African-American Composers, Basic Techniques of Conducting, Masterpieces of Choral 
Literature, Fundamentals of Music and Music and the Media. 

Philosophy 

UCPHI 1701. Introduction to Western Philosophy 3 hours 

This course introduces the student to Western philosophy through a study of four major 
thinkers: Socrates, Lucretius, Descartes and Nietzsche. These philosophers are from different 
historical periods and represent very different intellectual and cultural traditions. Studying the 
philosophies of these different thinkers will encourage students to reflect upon how they 
themselves view the world and their place in it and upon how their own ways of thinking have 
evolved from earlier systems of thought. 

UCPHI 2995/4995. Special Topics in Philosophy: 

Philosophical Issues and Problems 3 hours 

Studies of selected philosophical questions usually of special relevance to the present day 
have included courses such as Philosophy of History, War and its Justification and Philosophical 
Issues in Women's Rights. 



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UCPHI 2996/4996. Special Topics in Philosophy 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a Philosophy 
faculty member. 

UCPHI 3230 Internship in Philosophy 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, worked 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, 
keep a written record of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An 
extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

Politics 

UCPOL 1701. Introduction to Politics 3 hours 

This course is a beginning exploration of the ways in which modern scholars approach 
the study of politics. Through these approaches, students will be introduced to basic political 
concepts such as the state, power and class, among many others. Some of the approaches 
considered are normative theory, positivism and behavioralism, comparative politics, feminism 
and institutionalism. The course also covers modern ideologies such as liberalism, 
Marxism-Leninism and fascism and explores the ways in which these ideologies have influenced 
the contemporary study of politics. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCPOL 2850. American Government 3 hours 

This course asks, "What is the American Regime?" The course reviews the founding 
theory underlying the constitution, the structure of American Institutions and analysis of current 
events through political commentary. Course materials also cover such topics as the role of the 
media, interests groups, questions concerning civil rights and elections. Prerequisites: UCCOM 
1712 and UCPOL 1701. 

UCPOL 2860. Introduction to Criminal Law 3 hours 

The purpose of the course is to explore the dimensions of criminal law. That exploration 
will include the study of what constitutes a crime, the defense to criminal charges, crimes against 
the person, property crimes, crimes against public order and morals, crimes against the 
administration of government and criminal sentencing. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCPOL 2861. Introduction to International Affairs 3 hours 

This course is an introduction to the conduct of politics in a condition of anarchy. The 
central issues will be how and whether independent states can establish and preserve 
international order and cooperate for the achievement of their common interests in an anarchic 
environment. These questions will be explored through a reading of relevant history and 
theoretical writings and an examination of present and future trends influencing world politics. 
Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCPOL 2862. Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 3 hours 

An examination of the constitution and constitutional law with special emphasis on the 
structure of government, the rights, prerogatives and responsibilities of the various branches and 
federalism. Prerequisites: UCPOL 1701 and UCCOM 1712. 

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UCPOL 2863. Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights 3 hours 

An examination of the constitution and constitutional law with special emphasis on the 
Bill of Rights and its application to the states through the 14th Amendment. Prerequisite: 
UCCOM 1712. 

UCPOL 2864. Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 3 hours 

A survey of major political systems and forms of government in the world, focusing 
especially on Europe and Asia. Students will be introduced to the methods of comparative 
political study, examining such topics as political culture, social structure, party systems and 
political institutions and constitutions. Prerequisites: UCPOL 1701. 

UCPOL 3860. History of Political Thought: Ancient and Medieval 3 hours 

A survey of the history of political thought, emphasizing major authors and texts, 
including Plato, Al-Farabi and St. Thomas Aquinas. Prerequisites: UCPOL 1701 and 
UCCOM 1712. 

UCPOL 3861. History of Political Thought: Modern 3 hours 

The political thought and practice of the Middle Ages in the West were profoundly 
shaped by Christianity. One of the distinguishing marks of the modern era is the challenge by 
political thinkers of Christianity's central role; the origins of that challenge are to be found in 
Machiavelli, Hobbes and Locke. This challenge, however, is not of the same nature as the 
philosophical investigation of revelation which had been carried on by ancient political 
philosophers. Not only that, but this challenge comes hand-in-hand with an account of human 
life that is in many ways limited and limiting even as it claims to be liberating. It provokes a 
critical reaction from within the framework of modern political thinking. Some of the most 
influential representatives of this criticism are Marx and the representatives of the political 
movements his thought inspire. The primary goal of this course is to gain an acquaintance with 
the uniquely modern way of resolving the tension between reason and revelation, its view of the 
regime and citizenship and its account of the human good. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1712 
and UCPOL 1701. 

UCPOL 2995/4995. Special Topics in Politics 3 hours 

A variety of courses will be offered to respond to topical needs of the curriculum. 

UCPOL 4510. Internship in Politics 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. An 
extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 



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Psychology 

UCPSY 1701. Principles of Psychology 3 hours 

This course presents a unique way of understanding ourselves through the use of the 
empirical method to obtain information about human and animal behavior. Psychological 
experimentation will be shown to contribute to human self-understanding through its production 
of interesting, reliable and often counter-intuitive results. Topics to be considered may include 
obedience to authority, memory, alcoholism, persuasion, intelligence and dreaming. These topics 
will be examined from a variety of potentially conflicting perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, 
developmental, biological and psychoanalytic. This course serves as a prerequisite for all 
upper-level courses in psychology. A student must receive a grade of "C-" or higher before 
advancing to any upper-level course. 

UCPSY 2860. Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 hours 

Organizations and the individuals who function within them will be examined from the 
perspective of psychological theory and research. Consideration will be given both to broad 
topics relevant to all organizations, such as communications, groups and leadership, and to topics 
specific to the work environment, such as employee selection, training and evaluation. 
Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2861. Survey of Behavior Therapy 3 hours 

This course will examine the theoretical foundation for behavior modification. Other 
topics include the basic components of behavior modification, including therapy techniques, 
outcome studies and discussion of clinical cases. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" 
or higher. 

UCPSY 2865. Survey of Learning and Conditioning 3 hours 

This course examines the empirical and theoretical issues surrounding learned behavior. 
Most of the data discussed come from studies in animal learning but special emphasis will be 
placed on how learning principles explain everyday human behavior and are used in the treatment 
of abnormal behavior patterns. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2870. Survey of Social Psychology 3 hours 

Social psychology is the study of human beings in interaction with each other or under 
the pressure of forces of social influence. The course will include a consideration of conformity, 
persuasion, attraction, aggression, self presentation and other relevant aspects of the social life. 
Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2871. Survey of Cognitive Psychology 3 hours 

This course explores the nature and function of human thought processes. Topics to be 
covered include perception, attention, remembering and forgetting, mental imagery, problem 
solving and reasoning. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2875. Survey of Child and Adolescent Psychology 3 hours 

The ways in which individuals understand the world and each other change 
dramatically from birth to adolescence. This course will trace these developments, particularly 
those of cognition, social behavior and self-concept. The factors influencing development, such as 
heredity and social/cultural environment, will be emphasized. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a 
grade of "C-" or higher. 



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UCPSY 2880. Personality Theory 3 hours 

The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the major theories of personality 
and with approaches to the scientific evaluation of them. Students will be encouraged to engage 
in critical analysis and theoretical comparisons of the ideas presented from diverse and often 
contradictory perspectives. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2881. Survey of Drugs, the Brain and Behavior 3 hours 

This course examines the effects of psychoactive drugs on the central nervous system and 
behavior. Recreational and illicit drugs, along with medications for various mental illnesses, will 
be discussed. Drug action at the synaptic level, dose response functions, tolerance and toxicity also 
will be covered. Prerequisites: UCGEN 1751 and UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2885. Lifespan Development 3 hours 

This course aims to develop students' critical understanding of psychological concepts, 
theories and methods relevant to the study of human development across the lifespan. The 
students will be introduced to the key debates surrounding lifecycle stages and will analyze 
psychological changes from neonate to adulthood (including middle and old age) through dying 
and death. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 3820. Tests and Measurements 3 hours 

This course covers the selection, interpretation and applications of psychological tests, 
including tests of intellectual ability, vocational and academic aptitudes and personality. The most 
common uses of test results in educational institutions, clinical settings, business, government and 
the military will be considered. The history of psychological testing and the interpretation of test 
results also will be considered from both traditional and critical perspectives. Although students 
will have the opportunity to see many psychological tests, this course is not intended to train 
students actually to administer tests. Prerequisites: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher 
and UCMAT 2702. 

UCPSY 3821. Survey of Physiological Psychology 3 hours 

This course focuses on the neural and hormonal correlates of behavior, including sleep, 
feeding, sexual behavior, learning and memory, language, movement and psychopathology. Other 
topics include methods used in the brain sciences, the connection between stress and illness and 
how the brain recovers from injury. Prerequisites: UCGEN 1751 and UCPSY 1701 with a grade 
of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 3830. Psychology of Leadership 3 hours 

The concept of leadership will be explored within the context of psychological 
research and theory. Students will be invited to examine a variety of approaches to 
leadership and to analyze them critically. Activities that foster the development of effective 
leadership abilities and strategies will be an important component of the course. Prerequisite: 
UCPSY 1 70 1 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 3840. Abnormal Psychology 3 hours 

There are three main goals in this course: 1) to enhance the student's understanding of 
psychopathology and major treatment approaches; 2) to help the student learn to evaluate 
critically the research evidence regarding therapeutic interventions; and 3) to encourage a 
self-examination of the student's attitudes and those of our society regarding mental illness and 
the full range of human individual differences. Prerequisites: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" 
or higher; completion of UCPSY 2880 recommended. 

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UCPSY 3860. Research Methods 3 hours 

Through a combination of class discussion and hands-on research activity, this course 
provides students methods, such as naturalistic observation, surveys and archival research and 
concludes with an analysis of controlled experimental methods. Quasi-experimental designs and 
applications of research methods are also explored. Offered annually. Prerequisites: UCPSY 1701 
with a grade of "C-" or higher and UCMAT 2702. 

UCPSY 4920. History and Systems of Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the historic development of modern psychology, this course covers its 
philosophical and scientific ancestry, the major schools of thought, the contemporary systems of 
psychology and their theoretical and empirical differences. Recommended for the senior year. 
Prerequisites: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher and one additional psychology course. 

UCPSY 4070. Internship in Psychology 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. 
An extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

UCPSY 2995/4995. Special Topics in Psychology 3 hours 

The seminar will provide examination and discussion of various topics of contemporary 
interest in psychology. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

Sociology 

UCSOC 1701. Principles of Sociology 3 hours 

This course offers an introduction to topics central to the study of human society and 
social behavior. Selected fields of study frequently include culture, formation of the self, social 
classes, power structures, social movements, criminal behavior and a variety of social institutions. 
Emphasis is placed upon basic concepts and principal findings of the field. 

UCSOC 2850. Marriage and Family 3 hours 

This course focuses primarily on the 20^ century American family. The topics discussed 
include trends in marriage, the age of marriage, fertility, illegitimacy, divorce, remarriage and 
domestic abuse. The possible social and economic causes and consequences of these trends are also 
discussed. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 

UCSOC 2975. Introduction to Anthropology 3 hours 

An introduction to the study of people and their cultures, using material from folk and 
modern cultures throughout the world. Emphasis is given to development of understanding of 
culture, its purpose, meaning and function. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1712. 



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UCSOC 2980. Crime and Deviance 3 hours 

This course examines the social basis for denning behaviors which are thought to 
threaten civil society and social survival, distinctions between crime, deviance and normality will 
be investigated and topics relevant to the implementation of law in practice (as opposed to law 
found in law books) will be surveyed. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1712 and UCSOC 1701. 

UCSOC 2985. Social Problems 3 hours 

This course is designed to introduce students to six social problems which beset the 
United States and/or the world today: drug abuse, racism/discrimination, overpopulation and 
environmental degradation, gun violence and welfare dependency, plus a "hot button" topic of 
intense immediate interest. Sociological perspectives on each problem will be emphasized. 
Prerequisites: UCCOM 1712 and UCSOC 1701. 

UCSOC 4050. Internship in Sociology 3-12 hours 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to 
qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a full-time faculty 
supervisor, submit a learning agreement, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep 
a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the full-time 
faculty supervisor and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. 
An extensive list of internships is maintained by career services. Graded on a 
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

UCSOC 2995/4995. Special Topics in Sociology 3 hours 

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics on contemporary and 
historical interest in sociology. 

Spanish 

UCSPN 1701, 1702. Spanish I, II 3 hours plus 3 hours 

These courses are an introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing 
Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring a foundation in basic grammar as well as on 
listening comprehension and spoken Spanish through class activities, tapes and videos. 

UCSPN 2995/4995. Special Topics in Spanish 3 hours 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a Spanish 
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Master of Arts 
in Teaching 



in 



The Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5) program at 
Oglethorpe University is based on a commitment to a broad liberal arts background as the best 
content preparation for teaching and to preparing teachers for the diverse populations of 
metropolitan schools of the 21 st century. The program emphasizes strong academic preparation 
and the role of teacher as learner. Teacher education programs at Oglethorpe have strong 
connections to the Atlanta community - both urban and suburban. The program offers both the 
Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5) degree and initial 
certification for early childhood educators upon recommendation to the Georgia Professional 
Standards Commission. Successful completion of all program requirements is necessary to be 
recommended for a teaching certificate. 

Admission to the Graduate Program 

Application forms may be obtained from the Division of Education. To be admitted to 
the graduate program, applicants must meet the following admission criteria: 

1 . Completion of a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited institution. Oglethorpe 
undergraduate students may be able to "bridge" into the Master of Arts in 
Teaching Early Childhood Education Program in the final semester of their senior year. 
To prepare for this option, those undergraduate students who are interested should see 
a faculty member in the Division of Education early in their Oglethorpe tenure. 

2. A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.8 from all college work. 

3. Corequisites as follows: (See course descriptions in the traditional undergraduate 
Bulletin.) 

two courses in humanities (including English composition) 

two courses in social studies 

two courses in mathematics 

two courses in laboratory science 

two courses in the arts 

EDU 101 Introduction to Education or equivalent 

EDU 201 Educational Psychology or equivalent 

EDU 401 The Exceptional Child or equivalent 

PSY 201 Developmental Psychology or equivalent 

4. A passing score on all sections (reading, writing and mathematics) of the Praxis I 
Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or SAT, GRE or ACT scores that allow for 
exemption of Praxis I. Exempting scores are as follows: 

• SAT total score 1000, with at least 480 verbal and 520 mathematical 

• ACT total score 22, with at least 21 verbal and 22 mathematical 

• GRE total score 1030, with at least 490 verbal and 540 quantitative 

5. A combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, with a 
minimum of 500 on the verbal section. 

6. A 500- to 1000-word written "Experience Statement" that describes experiences 
working with children as, for example, a tutor, camp counselor, day care worker, 
church school teacher, substitute teacher or volunteer working with children. 

7. Three letters of recommendation, including one from a faculty adviser, one from 
another university professor and one from a supervisor in a work or volunteer setting. 

Note: Admission to the graduate program does not indicate ultimate acceptance as a candidate 
for the master's degree. See Admission to Candidacy below. 



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Program Completion Requirements 

Candidates for the degree and initial certification must meet the following requirements: 

1. Maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for all work taken 
at Oglethorpe. 

2. Complete all courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education 
program (48 semester hours) with a grade of "C" or higher. 

3. Complete 50 hours of field experience during fall and spring enrollment in the program 
and a semester-long student teaching experience - EDU 619 Student Teaching and 
Capstone Seminar. 

4. Pass the appropriate Praxis II tests prior to enrolling for EDU 619 Student Teaching and 
Capstone Seminar. 

5. Complete EDU 619 Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar successfully. In order to 
in the course, students must show proof of liability insurance and sign the "Personal 
Affirmation," affirming their legal status and giving the Georgia Professional Standards 
Commission the right to perform a background check, if required. Student 
teaching placement in some school districts may also require a background check 
and/or fingerprinting. 

6. Complete InTech training and present a certificate of completion. 

7. Compile and successfully present an electronic professional portfolio. In this 
portfolio, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge base for each of the 10 
INTASC standards. 

Admission to Candidacy 

Graduate students must be admitted to candidacy before enrolling for EDU 619 
Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar. The candidacy application must be filed with the chair 
of the Division of Education. Admission to candidacy may be given or denied following a careful 
review of all work of the student, including participation in field experience. Notice of action 
taken on the candidacy application will be given in writing to the student. 

Residency Requirements 

At least 30 semester hours of graduate work must be completed at Oglethorpe University. 

Transfer Credit 

The Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education program at Oglethorpe is 
unique in both conception and implementation. For this reason, only limited transfer credit is 
possible. A maximum of eight semester hours of credit may be transferred from another 
accredited graduate institution subject to the following conditions: 

1 . Transfer credit may be awarded for courses that are comparable to EDU 602 Cultural 
Psychology and/or EDU 603 Assessing Teaching and Learning. Transfer credit cannot 
be accepted for other courses. 

2. Determination of transfer credit is made by the chair of the Division of Education in 
consultation with the student's adviser and the faculty member who teaches that course. 
The student must present a catalog course description for the requested course. Work 
already applied toward another degree cannot be accepted. 

3. Work must have been completed within the previous six years and must have been 
applicable toward a graduate degree at the institution where the credit was earned. 

4. Acceptance of transfer credit does not reduce the residency requirement. 

5. An official transcript showing the credits to be transferred must be on file in the 
registrar s office. A copy of the transcript should be attached to the request. 

6. Under no circumstances may credit earned through correspondence or online courses be 
applied toward satisfaction of graduate degree requirements. 

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Advisement and Registration 

Upon admission to the graduate program, each student is assigned to a member of the 
faculty of the Division of Education who serves as adviser to guide the student in planning the 
program of study. Registration dates for each semester are listed in the Academic Calendar in this 
Bulletin. Preregistration occurs in November for the spring semester and in April for the summer 
and fall semesters. Students must meet with their advisers to plan for registration for courses. 

Course Load 

A full-time course load for graduate students is 12 semester hours or three courses. 

Tuition and Fees 

An application fee (non-refundable) of $35 must accompany the application. Tuition is 
charged on a per-course basis. All fees are subject to change. Please direct inquiries regarding 
current fees to the business office. An application for degree must be made by mid-October in the 
registrar's office prior to completion of degree requirements the following December, May or 
August, at which time a $105 degree completion fee is due. 

Academic Standards 

Candidates for the masters degree must meet the following academic standards: 

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

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

3. Any student who falls below a 3.0 grade-point average or has a total of two course grades 
of "C" or below will be placed on academic probation. A student who received a third 
grade of "C" or less or who does not achieve a 3.0 grade-point average upon completion 
of three additional graduate courses will be dismissed from the program. 

EDU 601. Exploring Constructivist Teaching and Learning 4 hours 

The purposes of this course, the first in the Master of Arts in Teaching program 
sequence, are to explore the historical and philosophical foundations of constructivist teaching 
and learning and to provide learners with pedagogical skills to plan, implement and assess 
inquiry-based instruction. Students will engage in regular and systematic reflection on their 
developing knowledge and then apply their knowledge in field-based classroom experiences in 
diverse settings. 

EDU 602. Cultural Psychology 4 hours 

Cultural psychology is an interdisciplinary field between psychology and anthropology. 
It focuses on the ways in which culture and mind, and more specifically, culture and self, 
mutually constitute each other. Therefore, cultural psychology primarily addresses how the 
mutual constitution of culture and self has implications for cross-culturally divergent psychological 
patterns in cognition, emotion, motivation, moral reasoning and psychopathologies. 

EDU 603. Assessing Teaching and Learning 4 hours 

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and skills needed to develop 
paper-and-pencil and performance assessments for formative and summative classroom 
evaluation. Planning student evaluations, coordinating evaluations with objectives, item 
development, item analysis, relating evaluation to instruction, grading and reporting achievement 
outcomes to students, parents and school personnel are discussed. 

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EDU 605. Literacies Workshop 4 hours 

This course is an introduction to tools for developing literacy in the broadest sense of 
the word with a focus on literacy in mathematics, language arts and technology. The course is 
workshop based, involving students in developing their own literacies as they learn ways to 
support children's literacy development. Prerequisite: EDU 60 1 . 

EDU 61 1. Arts of Diverse Peoples 4 hours 

This course provides future teachers with an appreciation and understanding of the arts 
disciplines of music, visual art, dance and theatre as a means to understand self, others and the 
human condition. It also offers students an opportunity for personal inquiry experiences and skill 
development in the arts so that they feel prepared to incorporate study of the arts into their 
classrooms. Students will engage in regular and systematic reflection on their developing 
knowledge base. Students will also apply their knowledge in field-based classroom experiences in 
diverse settings. 

EDU 612. Literacy and Literature 4 hours 

This course prepares students to be literacy teachers in diverse early childhood 
classrooms. The course includes methods of literacy instruction and explorations in literature from 
various cultural perspectives. Students will engage in regular and systematic reflection on their 
developing knowledge base and apply their knowledge in field-based classroom experiences in 
diverse settings. 

EDU 613. Studies of Diverse Cultures 4 hours 

This course includes exploration of social studies content and methods for teaching social 
studies in early childhood education. From a variety of perspectives, students will examine the types 
of questions social scientists ask about human experience, institutions and interactions. In the 
course, prospective teachers will use appropriate methods of inquiry to investigate some of those 
questions. They will engage in regular and systematic reflection on their developing knowledge base 
and then apply that knowledge in field-based classroom experiences in diverse settings. 

EDU 614. Mathematical Inquiry 4 hours 

The foundation for this course is that knowing mathematics is doing mathematics; 
thereby, students will be prepared to teach mathematics well. The focus is mathematics content: 
number systems, geometry and an additional unit (from probability/statistics, graph theory or 
another appropriate area). Methods, assessment, technology and historical perspective are integral 
to this course. 

EDU 615. Inquiring Into Science 4 hours 

In this course, students will explore nature, content and processes of science while 
examining current best practices and issues in teaching science to children. Students will 
understand the role that inquiry plays in the development of scientific knowledge. Students 
will explore relationships between science, technology and other curriculum areas in a 
community of diverse elementary learners. 

EDU 619. Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar 12 hours 

Student teaching, a supervised internship semester in a diverse elementary public school 
classroom, is the capstone experience in teacher preparation, the point at which theory and 
practice converge. The course includes 14 weeks of full-time participation and teaching in a 
public school classroom with weekly seminar meetings for professional development. 

EDU 629. Advanced Special Topics in Education 1-12 hours 

Advanced courses are offered to respond to topical needs of the curriculum. 

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Board of Trustees 



The university is under the control and direction of the Board of Trustees. Among 
the responsibilities of the board are establishing broad institutional policies, contributing and 
securing financial resources to support adequately the institutional goals and selecting 
the president. 



Officers 



Mrs. Belle Turner Lynch '61 
Board Chair 

Mr. Harald R. Hansen, Treasurer 

Retired Chairman, President and CEO 
First Union Corporation of Georgia 



Mr. Jack Guynn '05 Honorary, Vice Chair 
Retired President 
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 

Ms. Susan M. Soper '69, Secretary 
Executive Editor 
Atlanta INtown 



Trustees 



Mr. G. Douglass Alexander '68 
Chairman 
Alexander Haas Martin & Partners 

Mrs. Yetty L. Arp '68 

Vice President Easlan Capital of Atlanta 
Southeast Commercial Properties 

Mr. Robert E. Bowden '66 
CEO 
Robert Bowden, Inc. 

Mrs. Martha Laird Bowen '61 

Mr. M. John Breton, III '97 (ex-officio) 
Senior Account Executive 
Clear Channel Radio WLTM 94.9 

Mr. Milton C. Clipper 
President and CEO 
Public Broadcasting Atlanta 



Mr. William A. Emerson 

Retired Senior Vice President 

Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner and Smith 

Mr. Norman P. Findley, III 

Retired Executive Vice President, Marketing 
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. 

Mr. Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. 78 

Attorney at Law 

Ms. Jeanie F. Flohr '99 (ex-officio) 
Account Supervisor 
see see eye 

Mr. J. Lewis Glenn '71 
President and CEO 
Harry Norman Realtors 

Dr. Joel Goldberg '00 Honorary 
President 
The Rich Foundation 



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Mr. James J. Hagelow '69 
Managing Director 
Marsh USA, Inc. 

Mr. James V. Hartlage, Jr. '65 
Chairman and CEO 
Accumetric, LLC 

Dr. Kenneth K. Hutchinson '78 
Dentist 

Mr. Warren Y. Jobe 

Retired Executive Vice President 
Georgia Power Company 

Dr. Charles B. Knapp 

Director of Educational Development 
CF Foundation, Inc. 
President Emeritus 
University of Georgia 

Mr. Roger A. Littell '68 
Retired Wealth Advisor 
Northwestern Mutual Wealth 
Management Company 

Mr. William T. Mullally '03 

Senior Vice President - Investments 
Oppenheimer & Company, Inc. 

Mr. Bob T. Nance '63 
President 
Nance Carpet & Rug Company, Inc. 



Mr. R. D. Odom, Jr. 
President 
BellSouth Network Services 

Lawrence M. Schall, J.D., Ed.D. 
(ex-ofFicio) 
President 
Oglethorpe University 

Mrs. Laura Turner Seydel '86 
Trustee 
Turner Foundation, Inc. 

Mr. Joseph P. Shelton '91 (ex-officio) 
Partner 
Fisher & Phillips, LLP 

Mr. Arnold B. Sidman 
Of Counsel 

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams 
& Martin 

Mr. Timothy P. Tassopoulos '81 

Senior Vice President of Operations 
Chick-fil-A, Inc. 

Dr. G. Gilman Watson '68 
Senior Minister 
Northside United Methodist Church 

Mr. Raymond S. Willoch (ex-officio) 
Senior Vice President Administration 

and General Counsel 
Interface, Inc. 



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Trustees Emeriti 



Mr. Franklin L. Burke '66 
Retired Chairman and CEO 
BankSouth, N.A. 

Mr. Kenneth S. Chestnut 

President/Chief Operating Officer 
Integral Building Group, LLC 

Mr. William Goodell 
President 
The Robertson Foundation 

Mr. George E. Goodwin 
Retired Senior Counselor 
Manning, Selvage & Lee 

Mr. C. Edward Hansell 
Retired Senior Counselor 
Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue 

Mr. Arthur Howell 

Retired Senior Partner 
Alston & Bird 

Mr. J. Smith Lanier 

Retired Chairman and CEO 
J. Smith Lanier and Company 

Mr. James P. McLain 
Attorney at Law 
McLain and Merritt, PC. 

Mr. John J. Scalley 

Retired Executive Vice President 
Genuine Parts Company 

Mr. O.K. Sheffield, Jr. '53 
Retired Vice President 
BankSouth, N.A. 



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University Officers 



(Year of appointment in parentheses) 



Lawrence M. Schail (2005) 
President 

B.S., Swarthmore College 
J.D., Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania 

Timothy Doyle (2003) 

Vice President for Student Affairs 

and Dean of Students 
B.A., Wabash College 
M.A., Emory University 

Marilyn Fowle" (2005) 

Vice President for Business and Finance 
B.B.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake 
MBA, Rice University 
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania 

Lucy Leusch (2006) 

Vice President for Enrollment and 

Financial Aid 
B.A., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 

Manning M. Pattillo Jr. (1975) 
Honorary Chancellor 
B.A., University of the South 
A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago 
LL.D., LeMoyne 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 
D.C.L., The University of the South 
LL.D., Oglethorpe University 



Peter A. Rooney (2004) 

Vice President for Development and 

Alumni Relations 
B.A., Rhodes College 

William O. Shropshire (2006) 
Provost 

Professor Emeritus of Economics (1979) 
B.A., Washington and Lee University 
Ph.D., Duke University 

DonaldS. Stanton (1988) 
President Emeritus 
A.B., Western Maryland College 
M.Div., Wesley Seminary 
M.A., The American University 
Ed.D., University of Virginia 
L.H.D., Columbia College 
LL.D., Western Maryland College 
Litt.D., Albion College 
Litt.D., Oglethorpe University 



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Atlanta, GA 303 19-2797 

404-261-1441 



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Directions to Campus 

From 1-85: 

Take North Druid Hills Road 
(Exit 89). Head west approximately 
2 miles, to Peachtree Road and 
turn right (north). Oglethorpe is 
1 mile ahead on the left. 
/ 
5? From 1-285: 

Take Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 
(Exit 31- A) south. Continue on 
Peachtree about 4 miles. 
Oglethorpe is on the right. 

OR: Take Ashford Dunwoody Road 
(Exit 29), and go south to Peachtree 
Road and turn right. 
Oglethorpe is on the right. 



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1. MacConnell Gate House 
Lupton Hall 

g. Phoebe Hearst Hall 
Crypt of Civilization 
Goodman Hall 
Traer Residence Hall 
Philip Weltuer Library 
Museum of Art 
J. Mack Robinson Hall 
Goslin Hall 



Legend for Campus Map 

11. Emerson Student Center 

12. Dining Hall 

13. Dempsey Residence Hall 

14. Jacobs Residence Hall 

15. Alumni Residence Hall 

16. Sclunidt Residence Hall 

17. North Residence Hall 

18. South Residence Hall 

19. Residence Halls (Opening Fall 2007) 

20. Salamone Memorial Soccer Field 



21. Maintenance Building 

22. Greek Row 

23. PATH Academy 

24. Conant Performing Arts Center 

25. Track 

26. Tennis Courts 

27. Dorough Field House 

28. Schmidt Recreation Center 

29. Anderson Field 

30. Hermauce Stadium 



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Index 



Academic Advising 34 

Academic Calendar 5 

Academic Dismissal 37 

Academic Good Standing 37 

Academic Regulations and Policies 33 

Admission 27 

Advanced Placement Credit 32 

Application Procedure 28 

Attendance 34 

Auditing Courses 39 

Board of Trustees 1 16 

Campus Facilities 19 

Career Services 68 

(CLEP) College Level Examination Program 32 

Community Life 71 

Computer Facilities and Services 24 

Course Descriptions 89 

Accounting 90 

Art 91 

Business Administration 93 

Communication and Rhetoric Studies 95 

Economics 97 

English 98 

French 100 

General Science 100 

German 101 

History. 101 

Mathematics 103 

Music 104 

Philosophy. 104 

Politics 105 

Psychology. 107 

Sociology. 109 

Spanish 110 

Credit by Examination 32 

Course Level 38 

Cultural Opportunities on Campus 73 

Dean's List 39 

Degrees 76 

Degrees With Latin Academic Honors 39 

Disciplines and Majors 79 

Accounting 80 

Business Administration 80 

Communication and Rhetoric Studies 81 

History. 82 

Organizational Management 83 

Psychology. 84 



Disability Programs and Services 69 

Discriminatory Harassment Policy. 73 

Double Major Policy. 40 

Drop/Add Course Policy. 36 

Employer Reimbursement 56 

Evening Degree Program Administration 3 

Evening Degree Program Council 3 

Experiential Education 70 

Final Examinations 35 

Financial Assistance Programs 59 

Academic Policies Governing 

Student Financial Aid 62 

Eligibility for Financial Assistance 65 

Emergency Loan Funds 62 

Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements 64 

Financial Obligations 57 

General Education Requirements 77 

Grade Appeal Policy. 38 

Grading 35 

Graduation Exercises 39 

Graduation Requirements 76 

Grievance Procedures 74 

Honor Code .- 45 

History of Oglethorpe 13 

Incomplete 36 

Institutional Refund Policy. 57 

International Applicants 30 

Internships - 

See Experiential Education 70 

Latin Academic Honors 39 

Learning Resources Center. 69 

Library. 22 

Major Programs and Requirements 76 

Master of Arts in Teaching 1 1 1 

Minors 85 

Accounting 86 

Art 86 

Business Administration , 86 

Communication and Rhetoric Studies 87 

Economics 87 

English 87 

History. 87 

International Studies 88 

Organizational Management 88 

Politics 88 

Psychology. 88 

Mission 9 



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Payment of Awards 65 

Presidents of the University. 17 

Probation and Dismissal 37 

Readmission 31 

Records: Retention, Access and Protection 41 

Refund Policy. 56 

Registration 34 

Repetition of Courses 37 

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option 36 

Second Baccalaureate Degree 40 

Semester System — 

see Normal Acedemic Load 34 

Special Status Students 31 

Student Activities Committee 72 

Student Classification 37 

Study Rights and Responsibilities 72 

Student Role in Institutional 

Decision-Making 72 

Transfer Applicants 28 

Transient Students 31 

Transient Status 37 

Tuition and Costs 55 

Undergraduate Programs of Study. 75 

University Officers 119 

Visitors 2 

Withdrawal from a Course 36 

Withdrawal from the University. 37 

Writing Center. 68 



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