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2001-2003 BULLETIN 

Oglethorpe University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the South- 
ern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 
30033-4097; telephone (404) 679-4501) to award bachelor's degrees and 
master's degrees. 

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 Office 
of the University College, Oglethorpe University. The information included in it is accurate for the 2001-2003 
academic years as of the date of publication, 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 2001-2003 academic years. Final 
responsibility for selecting and scheduling courses and satisfactorily completing curriculum requirements rests 
with the student. 

Directory of Correspondence 

Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road, 

General College Policy: 

N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 303 19-2797 

Larry D. Large 

Academic Policy: 

Christopher Ames 


Alumni Relations: 

Campus Safety: 

Financial Aid/Scholarships: 

Financial Information: 

Public Information and Public Relations: 

Student Records / Transcripts: 

Student Services: 

University College Administration: 

Dennis Matthews 

Associate Provost 

Dean of Enrollment Management 

Amy D. Zickus 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Kathleen Duda 

Associate Director of Campus Safety 

Patrick N. Bonones 
Director of Financial Aid 

James T. Hakes 

Vice President of Business and Finance 
Connie Pendley 
Director of the Business Office 

Christopher Cason 
Director of Public Relations 

Paul Stephen Hudson 

Artie L. Travis 

Vice President for Student Affairs 

and Community Life 

Karen S. Carter 

Director of University College 

Joshua M. Waller 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

La-Shena K. Tatum 
Academic Advisor 
Nathalie Mesadieu 
Administrative Operations 
Catherine A. Luby 
Assistant to the Director 

University College Council: 

Robert A. Blumenthal 
Chair and Faculty Coordinator 
Joseph M. Knippenberg 
Faculty Advocate 
William Brightman 
John Carton 
Ann Hall 
Dennis Matthews 
Anne Rosenthal 
William Schulz III 
William Straley 
Jim Turner 

University Relations: 

Victoria L. Weiss 

Vice President for University Relations 


Oglethorpe University welcomes visitors to the campus throughout the year. To 
ensure seeing a particular staff or faculty member, visitors are urged to make an 
appointment in advance. The University College office is open Monday - Thursday 
from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 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 also available to students on designated 
evenings during registration periods. All University offices close at 1:00 p.m. on 
Friday during the summer. 

The telephone number for admission to University College's undergraduate 
and graduate degree program is (404) 364-8383. The University College e-mail 
address is universitycollege(5) All other University offices 
can be reached by calling the switchboard at (404) 261-1441. Information about 
University College programs can be found on the Oglethorpe University website at 

This Bulletin is divided into the general, undergraduate, and MBA sections. 
Except where otherwise indicated, information in the general section pertains to 
all programs. 

Table of Contents 

Directory of Correspondence 2 

Visitors 3 

Table of Contents 4 

University College Undergraduate Calender 5 

History 7 

Presidents of the University 10 

Campus Facilities 1 1 

Tuition & Costs 15 

Community Life 19 

Educational Enrichment 23 

Financial Assistance 27 

Undergraduate Program 33 

Academic Regulations and Policies 37 

Undergraduate Programs of Study 47 

Disciplines And Majors 50 

Minors 54 

Course Descriptions 59 

Graduate Program in Business (M.BA.) 83 

Glossary of Oglethorpe Terms and Historical References .... 92 

University College 
Undergraduate Calendar 

Fall 2001 

Accelerated Session 1 

Wed August 29 

First Day of Classes 

Fri August 31 

Drop/ Add Deadline 

Mon September 3 

Labor Day Holiday 

Tues October 23 

Last Day of Classes 

Accelerated Session 2 

Wed October 24 

First Day of Classes 

Wed-Fri November 2 1-23 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

(Offices close at 1:00 p. 

m. on Wed., 

Nov. 21) 

Tues December 18 

Last Day of Classes 

Spring 2002 

Accelerated Session 3 

Wed January 16 

First Day of Classes 

Fri January 18 

Drop/ Add Deadline 

Mon January 21 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Tue March 12 

Last Day of Classes 

Accelerated Session 4 

Wed March 13 

First day of Classes 

Fri March 15 

Drop/ Add Deadline 

Tues May 7 

Last Day of Classes 

Sat May 11 


Summer 2002 

Accelerated Session 5 

Mon May 13 

First Day of Classes 

Wed May 15 

Drop/ Add Deadline 

Mon May 27 

Memorial Day Holiday 

Thurs July 4 

July 4 th Holiday 

Sat July 6 

Last Day of Classes 

Accelerated Session 6 


July 8 
July 10 
August 27 

First day of Classes 
Drop/ Add Deadline 
Last day of Classes 

Fall 2002 

Accelerated Session 1 


August 28 
August 30 
September 2 
October 15 

First day of class 
Drop/ Add deadline 
Labor Day Holiday 
Last day of classes 

Accelerated Session 2 





October 16 
October 18 
November 27-29 

December 1 1 

First day of class 

Drop/ Add deadline 

Thanksgiving day Holidays 

(Offices close at 1:00 p.m. on Wed., 

Nov. 27) 

Last Day of classes 

Spring 2003 

Accelerated Session 3 


January 14 
January 16 
January 20 
March 1 1 

First day of class 

Drop/ Add deadline 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 

Last day of classes 

Accelerated Session 4 


March 12 
March 14 
May 7 
May 10 

First day of class 
Drop/ Add deadline 
Last day of classes 

Summer 2003 

Accelerated Session 5 






May 12 
May 14 
May 26 
July 4 
July 7 

First day of classes 

Drop/ Add deadline 

Memorial Day Holiday 


Last day of classes 

Accelerated Session 6 


July 8 
July 10 
August 27 
September 1 

First day of class 
Drop/ Add deadline 
Last day of class 
Labor Day Holiday 


Old Oglethorpe University began in the early 1800s with a movement by Geor- 
gia Presbyterians to establish in their state an institution for the training of minis- 
ters. For generations, southern Presbyterian families had sent their sons to Princeton 
College in New Jersey, and the long distance traveled by stage or horseback sug- 
gested 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 com- 
menced 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. 

Throughout its antebellum existence the Oglethorpe curriculum consisted pri- 
marily 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 mathe- 
matics 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 to hold the Ph.D. 
degree. Oglethorpe's most distinguished alumnus from the antebellum era was 
the poet, critic, and musician Sidney Lanier, who graduated in 1860. Lanier re- 
mained as 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 intellec- 
tual impulse was during his college days at Oglethorpe University. 

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 con- 
ducted classes irregularly at the Midway location. In 1870 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 and ex- 
panded its curriculum to business and law courses and offered the first evening 
college classes in Georgia. The dislocation of the Reconstruction era proved insur- 
mountable, however, and in 1872 Oglethorpe closed its doors for a second time. 

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 north 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 became Oglethorpe's 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, embla- 
zoned 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, accord- 
ing to legend, had inspired James Oglethorpe while on board ship to Georgia in 
1732. The Oglethorpe University nickname "Stormy Petrels" is unique in intercolle- 
giate athletics. 

Although Presbyterian congregations throughout the South contributed to 
the revival of Oglethorpe University, the school never reestablished a denomina- 
tional affiliation. Since the early 1920s Oglethorpe has been an independent non- 
sectarian co-educational higher educational institution. Its curricular emphasis con- 
tinued 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, Coca-Cola bottler from Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee; Atlanta business community members Harry Hermance and 
Mrs. Robert J. Lowry; and 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. 

During Thornwell Jacobs' tenure he launched several projects which brought 
national and even 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 priori- 
ties 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 Uni- 
versity of the Air was a notable experiment, which lasted about five years, that 
broadcast college credit courses on the air waves. Oglethorpe University was one of 
the first institutions to confer honorary doctorates on national figures in order 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. 

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 Ameri- 
can. 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 20th century. The Crypt, sealed in the foundation of Phoebe 
Hearst Hall in 1940, is not to be opened until 8113 A.D. It has been hailed by the 
Guiness Book of World Records as "the first successful attempt to bury a record for 
future inhabitants or visitors to the planet earth." 

In 1944 Oglethorpe University began a new era under Philip Weltner, a noted 
attorney and educator. With a group of faculty associates, Dr. Weltner initiated an 
exciting approach to undergraduate education called the "Oglethorpe Idea." It 
involved one of the earliest efforts to develop a 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 about 
one-half of every student's academic program consisting of courses in "Citizen- 
ship" and "Human Understanding." After World War II, Oglethorpe University 
emphasized characteristics it had always cultivated, notably close personal relation- 
ships, in order to be, in Dr. Weltner's words, "a small college superlatively good." 
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 modern student center and residential complex. 

By the 1980s the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching had 
classified Oglethorpe in the category of Liberal Arts I (now referred to as Baccalau- 
reate [Liberal Arts] Colleges I). 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 

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- weekend degree programs; teacher certification and a graduate pro- 
gram in education; a graduate program in business administration; and the 
Oglethorpe University Museum. The University is also home to the Georgia 
Shakespeare Festival. 

As Oglethorpe University enters the 21st century, it has demonstrated contin- 
ued 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 1,300 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 peda- 
gogical techniques: perhaps most notable are the peer tutoring program, class- 
room learning that is actively connected to contemporary experience through in- 
ternships and other opportunities for experiential education, and a unique pro- 
gram 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, France, Germany,Monaco, 
the Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and Ecuador. 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." 

Presidents of the University 

Carlyle Pollock Beman, 1836-1840 Donald Charles Agnew, 1958-1964 

Samuel Kennedy Talmage, 1841-1865 George Seward, Acting, 1964-1965 

William M. Cunningham, 1869-1870 Paul Rensselaer Beall, 1965-1967 

David Wills, 1870-1872 Paul Kenneth Vonk, 1967-1975 

Thornwell Jacobs, 1915-1943 Manning Mason Pattillo.Jr., 1975-1988 

Philip Weltner, 1944-1953 Donald Sheldon Stanton, 1988-1999 

James Whitney Bunting, 1953-1955 Larry Denton Large, 1999- 
Donald Wilson, 1956-1957 


Campus Facilities 

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 build- 
ings have elevators to all floors. Appointments with faculty members or adminis- 
trators with inaccessible offices are scheduled in accessible areas. Only three class- 
rooms are not accessible. When appropriate, classes are reassigned so that all 
classes are available to all students. 

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings at Oglethorpe University. This 
includes classrooms, offices, labs, meeting rooms, lounge areas, restrooms, corri- 
dors, stairwells, the Library, the Field House, the Schmidt Center, the Student 
Center, and any other interior spaces in buildings. 

Lowry Hall - Philip Weltner Library 

The Philip Weltner Library is a recently remodeled and expanded facility that 
includes a formal reading room with an atrium, a glass-enclosed quiet reading 
room, and an after-hours reading room. In addition, there are numerous study 
rooms and carrels, as well as an audio-visual room. The Library of Congress 
classification is used in an open-stack arrangement allowing free access to users on 
all three floors. 

The collection of over 165,000 volumes includes books, periodicals, and micro- 
forms, as well as audio-visual and machine-readable materials. More than 730 peri- 
odical subscriptions provide a wide range of current information. 

The library has an on-line catalog and a computerized circulation system to aid 
the library patron. The library is a member of the library consortium of the Atlanta 
Regional Consortium for Higher Education, and participates in Galileo, a state- 
wide information network. The library is open seven days a week during the regu- 
lar academic year. 

Computer Facilities and Services 

Every 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 through computers lo- 
cated in the library. In addition to communications through campus e-mail and 
Internet e-mail, the OUNet also connects users to the Voyager Library System, 
which provides access to the library's catalog, and to Galileo, the Georgia Library 
Learning Online service of the University System of Georgia. The Galileo system 
provides access to databases containing bibliographical information, summaries, 
and in many cases, full text of articles and abstracts. 

University College students may obtain access to computing services bv secur- 
ing a user account and password from the University College Office or the Office 
of Network Resources (404) 364-8518. This account will enable students to log onto 
computers in the University's computer labs as well as the library resource comput- 
ers in Weltner Library. University College students desiring a student e-mail ac- 
count may make arrangements with Network Services to do so upon pavment of a 
$25.00 technology fee and a $30.00 dial-up access fee. 


E-mail and Computer Use Policy 

A policy has been established to ensure the proper use of Oglethorpe University's 
computer, network and telecommunication resources and services by its students, 
employees, independent contractors, and other computer users. All network users 
have the responsibility to use computer resources in an efficient, effective, ethical, 
and lawful manner. This policy, rules, and conditions apply to all users of computer, 
network and telecommunication resources and services, wherever the users are 
located. Violations of this policy may result in suspension of privileges to use the 
resources and services, disciplinary action, including possible termination or ex- 
pulsion, and/or legal action. 

Oglethorpe University has the right, but not the duty, to monitor any and all 
aspects of the computer and network systems, including employee and student e- 
mail, to ensure compliance with this policy. The computers and computer accounts 
given to employees and students are to assist them in the performance of their 
responsibilities and in attaining their educational goals. Employees and students 
should not have an expectation of privacy in anything they create, send, or receive 
on their network-attached computers. The computer, network and telecommunica- 
tion systems belonging to Oglethorpe University may not be used in any manner 
which interferes with the University's educational and business purposes. 

Computer users are governed by the following provisions, which apply to all 
use of computer and telecommunication resources and services. Computer and 
telecommunication resources and services include, but are not limited to, the fol- 
lowing: host computers, file servers, workstations, stand-alone computers, laptops, 
software, and internal or external communications networks (Internet, commercial 
online services, bulletin board systems, and e-mail systems) that are accessed di- 
rectly or indirectly from Oglethorpe University's computer facilities. 

This policy may be amended or revised periodically as the need arises. 

1. The term "users," as used in this policy, refers to all employees, students, 
independent contractors, and other persons or entities accessing or using 
Oglethorpe University's computer, network and telecommunication resources and 

2. Users must comply with all software licenses, copyrights, and all other 
state and federal laws governing intellectual property. 

3. Fraudulent, harassing, obscene, or other unlawful material may not be 
sent by e-mail or other form of electronic communication or displayed on or stored 
in Oglethorpe University's computers. Users encountering or receiving such mate- 
rial should immediately report the incident to security or their supervisor or, in the 
case of students, the appropriate faculty member or University official. 

4. Users should use the same care in drafting e-mail and other electronic 
documents as they would for any other written communication. Anything created 
on the computer is accessible and may be reviewed by others. 

5. Users may not install software onto University owned computers or the 
network without first receiving express authorization to do so from Network Re- 

6. Users shall not forward e-mail to any other person or entity without the 
express permission of the sender. 

7. Users should not alter or copy a file belonging to another user without 
first obtaining permission from the owner of the file. The ability to read, alter or 
copy a file belonging to another user does not imply permission to read, alter, or 
copy that file. 


8. The computer, network and telecommunication resources and services of 
Oglethorpe University may not be used for the transmission or storage of commer- 
cial or personal advertisements, solicitations, promotions, destructive programs 
(viruses and/or self-replicating code), political material, or any other un- 
authorized use. 

9. Users are responsible for safeguarding their passwords for the system. 
Individual passwords should not be printed, stored on-line, or given to others. 
Users are responsible for all transactions made using their passwords. 

10. A user's ability to connect to other computer systems through the net- 
work does not imply a right to connect to those systems or to make use of those 
systems unless specifically authorized by the operators of those systems. 

11. Oglethorpe University is not responsible for the actions of individual 


Tuition and Costs 

Tuition and fees for University College undergraduate and graduate programs 
are listed below for 2001-2002. Tuition reflects cost per course. Tuition and fees 
are subject to change without prior notice to students. 


PROGRAM 2001-2002 

Undergraduate (3 credit) $910 per course 

MBA (per credit) $380 per hour 

Audit of Undergraduate $600 per course 

FEES (if applicable) 

Degree Completion $75 

Photography Class $55 

Studio Art Class $55 

Film Lab Fee $200 

Science Lab Fee $75 

Technology Fee $25 

Payment of tuition and fees is due at the time of registration each semester. 
Failure to make the necessary payments will result in the cancellation of the student's 
registration. Students receiving financial aid are required to pay the difference 
between the amount of their aid and the amount due by the deadline. 

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 registra- 
tion), students must complete a Deferred Payment Option: Employer Reimburse- 
ment form for their course fees and pay a 25% down payment, plus a $25 adminis- 
tration fee. The balance is due from the employer or the student 30 days after 
class/session ends. Student accounts that are delinquent will be subject to late fees 
and finance charges. Registration for future sessions will be withheld on accounts 
with a past due balance. 

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 University 
College Office. This form must be completed and returned to the University Col- 
lege Office during the Drop/ Add period. 

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


After the Drop/ Add period, the professor must approve the change in sched- 
ule. The professor may issue one of the following grades: Withdrew Passing (W), 
Withdrew Failing (WF), or may refuse to approve the withdrawal. In order to 


receive a refund, the student must officially drop the class by the date specified in 
the Class Schedule. 

If a student must withdraw from a class or the University, an official withdrawal 
form must be obtained from the University College Office. The instructor, the 
University College advisor, Registrar and the Director of Financial Aid must sign 
the withdrawal form. The withdrawal form must have all signatures and be re- 
turned to the University College Office within 3 days. Not attending class does not 
constitute an official withdrawal. Students who do not officially withdraw from a 
class will be held financially responsible for the class. 

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 other charges assessed under appro- 
priate circumstances. While the University advances this policy, it should not be 
interpreted as a policy of convenience for students to take lightly their responsibil- 
ity and their commitment to the University. The University has demonstrated a 
commitment to students 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 University College Office. The date on 
which the Registrar receives the official form signed by all required personel will be 
the date used for calculation of a refund for withdrawal or Drop/ Add. All stu- 
dents must follow the procedures for withdrawal and Drop/ Add in order to re- 
ceive a refund. Students are reminded that all changes in their academic programs 
must be cleared through the University College Office. Arrangements made only 
with a professor will not be recognized as an official change of schedule. 

All tuition and class related fees are subject to the following refund schedule. 

Withdrawal/Changes by the end of the 3rd day of the session 100% 

Withdrawal/Changes by the end of the 5th day of the session 75% 

Withdrawal/Changes by the end of the 7th day of the session 50% 

Withdrawal/Changes by the end of the 10th day of the session 25% 

Deadlines end at 5 p.m. All dates are published in the Class Schedule. 

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

Important Note for University College Undergraduates 

Eligibility for f inacial assistance is calculated on a semester basis, therefore the 
refund policy must also be based on the same enrollment period. 

(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 appli- 

(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. 

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 will 
not be honored. 


Community Life 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 

Students of Oglethorpe University have specific rights and responsibilities, in- 
cluding: the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, the right to the 
presumption of innocence and procedural fairness in the administration of disci- 
pline; and the right of access to personal records. 

As members of the Oglethorpe community, students have the responsibility to 
maintain high standards of conduct and to respect the privacy, feelings and prop- 
erty of other students and the University. Students are expected to display behavior 
which is not disruptive of campus life or the surrounding community. As represen- 
tatives of the University they are expected to act in a law-abiding and responsible 
fashion. All students are subject to regulations and actions as set forth in the 
University's student handbook, The O Book. 

Student Role in Institutional Decision Making 

Student opinion and views play a significant role in institutional decisions af- 
fecting their interests and welfare. A comprehensive standardized student opinion 
survey is administered to students annually. A Student Advisory Committee (SAC), 
comprised of University College students who take an active interest in the issues 
that affect the programs, services and students of University College was formed in 
1998. The SAC provides an important line of communication between the students 
and the administration of both University College and Oglethorpe University. The 
advisory committee meets regularly. Participation is open to all currently enrolled 
University College students. 

Cultural Opportunities on Campus 

There are numerous cultural opportunities for students outside the classroom. 
The University Program Committee sponsors concerts, theatrical productions, 
poetry readings, and lectures by visiting scholars. The Mack A. Rickard lectures 
expose students to leaders in business and other professions. The University Sing- 
ers perform frequently during the year, including seasonal events, and often fea- 
ture guest artists. Oglethorpe University Museum, located on the third floor of 
Philip Weltner Library, sponsors exhibitions and lectures on associated subjects in 
the museum. The Playmakers stage several productions each year in the Conant 
Performing Arts Center. Two annual events, the Oglethorpe Night of the Arts and 
International Night, provide a showcase for campus talent. The former presents 
student literary, musical, and visual arts. The latter features international cuisine 
and entertainment. The Georgia Shakespeare Festival, theatre in residence on cam- 
pus, is a valuable cultural asset to the Oglethorpe community. 

Food Service 

A variety of food options are available on campus in the evening. Healthy snacks, 
salads and sandwiches are available in Cafe Oglethorpe, a coffee shop located in 
Goodman Hall. Deli sandwiches, personal pizzas, and a full service cafeteria line 
are available in the Emerson Student Center. Vending machines and a microwave 
are located in the basement lounge of Hearst Hall. 


Policy on Discriminatory and 
Sexual Harassment 

Oglethorpe University places a high value on the dignity of the individual, an 
appreciation for human diversity, and on an appropriate decorum for members of 
the campus community. Harassing behavior can seriously interfere with the work or 
study performance of the individual to whom it is addressed. It is indefensible when 
it makes the work, study or living environment hostile, intimidating, injurious or 

It is the policy of the University that students and employees be able to work, 
study, participate in activities and live in a campus community free of unwarranted 
harassment in the form of oral, written, graphic or physical conduct which personally 
frightens, intimidates, injures or demeans another individual. Discriminatory ha- 
rassment directed against an individual or group that is based on race, gender, 
religious belief, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age is prohib- 
ited. Discriminatory harassment is defined as unwelcome oral, written, or physical 
conduct directed at the characteristics of a person or group such as negative name 
calling and imitating mannerisms, slurs, graffiti, or the physical act of aggression or 
assault upon another which interferes with the individual's employment or educa- 
tion, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational 

In addition, sexual harassment of a student by another student, of a student by 
an employee, of an employee by a student, or of an employee by another employee 
will not be tolerated and is prohibited. Any unwelcome sexual advance, requests for 
sexual favors, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or any verbal conduct 
that might be construed as a sexual slur that: (1) interferes with performance or 
creates a hostile, offensive or intimidating environment and/or (2) is an expressed 
or implied condition imposed by a faculty member for evaluation or grading a stu- 
dent, or by an employee for evaluating job performance or advancement of a subor- 
dinate or colleague, will be viewed as misconduct. 

Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment 
Grievance Procedures 

Oglethorpe University has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing 
for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited 
by regulations under 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 violations of any of these regu- 
lations: Vice-President for Student Affairs and Community Life (Dr. Artie L. Travis, 
Emerson Student Center, 404-364-8335), the Provost (Dr. Christopher Ames, Lupton 
Hall, 404-364-8317), the Associate Dean for Administration (Ms. Linda W. Bucki, 
Lupton Hall, 404-364-8325), or the Director of Counseling (Dr. Bonnie L. Kessler, 
Emerson Student Center, 404-504-3415). 

Complaints alleging misconduct as defined in this policy on discriminatory and 
sexual harassment should be reported within 90 days of the alleged offense. Com- 
plainants 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 15 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 1 5 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 alleged 
harasser 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 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 investiga- 
tion, and the probable date of completion. 

If the complainant disputes the findings or is dissatisfied with the recommenda- 
tions, the complainant may request reconsideration of the case to the President, Dr. 
Larry D. Large, in writing within 45 working days of receipt of the written determina- 
tion. Complaintants also have the right to file with the appropriate state or federal 
authorities under Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination 
Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Cases that may require disciplinary action will be handled according to the estab- 
lished discipline procedures of the University. Student organizations in violation of 
this policy may be subject to the loss of University recognition. Complaints 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 this 

The O Book 

The O Book is the student's guide to Oglethorpe University. It contains thorough 
information on the history, customs, traditional events, and services of the Univer- 
sity, as well as University regulations. It also contains the full texts of the Oglethorpe 
University Honor Code, the E-mail and Computer Use Policy and the Constitution 
and By-laws of the Oglethorpe Student Association. This handbook outlines the 
policies for recognition, membership eligibility, and leadership positions for cam- 
pus student organizations and publications. 


Presented at Commencement or at Honors and Awards Convocation 

Chiaroscuro Juried Art Show Awards: These awards are presented to the 
artists who submit the best drawings, sculpture, photographs, and paintings to the 
annual student art show sponsored by Chiaroscuro, Oglethorpe Art department, 
and area art supply stores. 

University College Award: This award is presented to the UC undergraduate 
student in the graduating class who has the highest grade-point average on work 
completed at Oglethorpe. The reipient must have completed at least 45 semester 
hours of course work in residence. 

Educational Enrichment 

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, 
computers, video tapes, the job search, and prospective employers. SIGI PLUS, a 
computer-assisted career guidance program and other job search programs, are 
available by appointment to explore options and employers that match individual 
career interests. Workshops on resume writing , interviewing and job search tech- 
niques 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 informa- 
tion on permanent, summer, and part-time job opportunities is made available to 
students and alumni on a job board. Resume referrals to employers are made for 
seniors and alumni who register for the service. 

Experiential Education 

Beginning in the sophomore year, students can opt to further refine their 
career plans through internships. These programs provide practical experience to 
complement the academic program, as well as give students the opportunity to test 
the reality of their career decisions and gain work experience in their major fields 
of interest. Students who are already employed must be able to alter their work 
schedule and duties for a minimum of 15 weeks to accommodate an internship. 

Internships have been available in a large variety of local businesses and organi- 
zations including Deloitte and Touche, Atlanta Historical Society, CNN, Zoo At- 
lanta, IBM, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The Carter Center, 
to name only a few. In addition to these Atlanta-based internships, Oglethorpe also 
is affiliated with two organizations in the nation's capital where students from all 
majors can serve as interns in the Washington, D.C. area. These organizations are 
The Washington Center and The Washington Semester Program of American 

Internship opportunities are available in most majors for students who: (1) 
demonstrate a clear understanding of goals they wish to accomplish in the experi- 
ence and (2) possess the necessary academic and personal background to accom- 
plish these goals. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required to apply for 
internships. Transfer students must complete one semester at Oglethorpe prior to 
participation. Every internship requires a statement of academic objectives and 
requirements developed in consultation with the student's faculty internship su- 
pervisor. Upon successful completion of the internship, the student is awarded 
academic credit in recognition of the learning value of the experience, up to a 
maximum of 12 hours. 

Students who are interested in an internship experience should first consult 
with their University College Advisor and then visit the Office of Career Services 
in Goodman Hall. If no academic credit is needed or sought, a non-credit intern- 
ship can be arranged, utilizing the resources provided by Career Services. 


Learning Resources 

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides support at no additional cost 
for students with learning disabilities, attention deficits, and other learning diffi- 
culties. Professional documentation of disability is required for services and is the 
responsibility of the student. Qualified students are provided with appropriate 
modifications of regular academic class work. 

The Learning Resource Director's office is located in Goodman Hall. Services 
provided include priority registration, alternative testing format, auxiliary aids and 
services, and learning strategies workshops. The Director acts as liaison and refer- 
ral among the students, faculty, Academic Resource Center, and other campus 
organizations and services. This program is provided to ensure that all students 
may participate fully in the Oglethorpe experience. For additional information 
and guidelines for requesting services from LRC, visit the website at 


Financial Assistance 


Oglethorpe University offers a variety of strategies and resources to keep the 
net cost of an Oglethorpe education affordable. Students interested in finacial 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 Educa- 
tional Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, 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 

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) is available for Georgia residents 
who are full-time degree-seeking students. The program was established by an act 
of the 1971 Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Student Finance Authority 
defines the program in this way: "The purpose of the Act is to provide tuition 
assistance to Georgia resident students who are desirous of pursuing their higher 
education goals in a private Georgia college or university but find the financial cost 
prohibitive due primarily to high tuition of these educational institutions in com- 
parison to public schools which are branches of the University System of Georgia." 
All students must complete an application and verify their eligibility for the grant. 
In the 2000-2001 school year, this grant was $ 1050 per academic year. Financial need 
is not a factor in determining eligibility. A separate application and proof of resi- 
dency is required. 

HOPE Scholarships of $1,500 per semester are available to Georgia residents 
who have graduated from an eligible high school in 1996 or later, with at least a 3.0 
grade-point average. Georgia residents who do not qualify under these guidelines 
but have now attempted 30 or more semester hours (45 quarter hours) with a 3.0 
grade-point average or higher may also be eligible. The applicant must be a Geor- 
gia resident for one year prior to attendance at any college or university in Georgia. 
Applicants must be registered as full-time, degree-seeking students at a participat- 
ing Georgia private college or university. 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 (770) 414-3085 or 1-800- 

Federal Pell Grant provides non-repayable grants to undergraduate students. 
Eligibility is determined from the FAFSA. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are non- 
repayable grants awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial 
need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. 

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 on the Oglethorpe campus. 

Federal Perkins Loans are long-term, low-cost educational loans to students 
who have demonstrated need for such assistance. For undergraduate students 


priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. Interest is charged at a five percent 
annual rate beginning nine months after the borrower ceases to be at least a half- 
time student (a minimum course load of six semester hours). Information regard- 
ing repayment terms, deferment and cancelation options are available in the Office 
of Financial Aid. 

Federal Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Loans are long-term loans 
available through banks, credit unions, and other lending institutions. Students 
must submit the FAFSA and attend at least half-time to receive consideration. A 
separate loan promissory note is also required. Information regarding repayment 
terms, deferment and cancellation options are available in the Office of Financial 

Federal PLUS Loans are relatively long-term loans available through banks, 
credit unions, and other lending institutions for parents of dependent students. 
Parents desiring to seek a loan from this program should consult with the Office of 
Financial Aid for additional information. 

The Harold Hirsch Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students is provided by 
the Harold Hirsch Scholarship Fund of Atlanta. The fund provides annual scholar- 
ship assistance for degree-seeking students in the evening program. Harold Hirsch 
Scholars must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and leadership ability, as well 
as financial need. Applications may be obtained in the University College Office. 

Student Emergency Loan Funds 

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

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

Academic Policies Governing Student Financial Aid 

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

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

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

F - Failure 

FA - Failure by Absence 

W - Withdrew 

WF - Withdrew Failing 

I - Incomplete 

NG - No Grade 

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 re- 
quired to fulfill the degree requirements. The student must notify the Office 
of Financial Aid if a course is being repeated. 

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

Number of Hours Minimum Cumulative Maximum Years 

Earned Grade-Point Average to Complete* 

0-24 1.50 1 

25-35 1.50 2 

3648 1.75 2 

49-59 1.75 3 

60-72 2.0 3 

73-96 2.0 4 

97-120 2.0 5 

121-144 2.0 5 

* 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. 

4. 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. 

5. 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 them 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. 

6. 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 medi- 
cal statements, should also be presented. The appeal should be submitted to 
the Office of Financial Aid by the first of the month prior to the term begin 
date in order to receive consideration at the next committee meeting. The 
student will be notified in writing if the appeal has been approved or denied. 

Application Procedure 

Students applying for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and HOPE Schol- 
arship programs must submit a Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Application 


which may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. 

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

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

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Stu- 
dents should make a copy of the FAFSA before mailing it to the federal 
processor. Oglethorpe's Federal School Code is 001586. 

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. 

Complete Oglethorpe's University College Financial Aid Application which 
is available from the Office of Financial Aid. 

New students who are determined to be eligible for the Federal Work- 
Study Program must complete the Student Employment Application form. 
This form will be mailed during the awarding cycle to those students who 
will be first-time recipients in this program. 

If eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan, a Master Promissory Note must be 
completed. Generally, loans are certified electronically and once guaran- 
teed, a promissory note will be generated. Students are notified to come 
to the Office of Financial Aid to complete the note, or the note may be 
mailed to the student for completion. The Master Promissory Note is va- 
lid for ten years unless you change schools or your lender. 

Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements 

Demonstrate financial need (exception: Federal Unsubsidized Stafford 

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. 

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

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

Generally, have a social security number. 

Register with Selective Service, if required. 

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. 

Make satisfactory academic progress. Refer to the Academic Policies Gov- 
erning Student Financial Aid. 

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. 


Financial Aid regulations require disbursement of funds on a se- 
mester schedule. The University College undergraduate program of- 
fers two, eight-week sessions per semester. Therefore students on fi- 
nancial aid must register for two sessions at a time: Sessions 1 & 2, 
Sessions 3 & 4, and Sessions 5 & 6. 

Payment of Awards 

All awards, except Federal Work-Study earnings, and some Federal Stafford 
Loans, are disbursed by means of a direct credit to a student's account. Only when 
a student's file is complete can aid be credited to the account. 

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 percent 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 
percent of the payment period, the percentage earned is 100 percent. If the stu- 
dent has received more federal assistance than the calculated amount "earned," 
the school, or the student, or both, must return the unearned funds to the appro- 
priate 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 in- 
curred for the payment period multiplied by the percentage of funds "not earned." 
The student must return (or repay, as appropriate) the remaining unearned fed- 
eral funds. An exception is that students are not required to return 50 percent 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 are separate and distinct. Students who completely with- 
draw after the Oglethorpe's refund period has passed and before the 60% point of 
the payment period may owe a balance to the University previously covered by 
federal aid. 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. 

Regulations require the return of funds in the following order: 

1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans 

2. Subsidized Federal Stafford loans 

3. Federal Perkins loans 

4. Federal PLUS loans 

5. Federal Pell Grants 

6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): and 

7. Other federal aid programs. 


Undergraduate Programs 

University College Undergraduate Degree Programs 

University College offers an undergraduate curriculum for the adult student 
that builds on the foundation of a liberal arts education and aims to enhance stu- 
dents' skills in critical thinking, communications, and basic academic competencies. 
The underlying vision of the program reflects the two-fold philosophical and institu- 
tional mission of Oglethorpe University and its commitment to making a life and 
making a living. The degree requirements include general education courses de- 
signed to assure that each graduate acquires a broad, comprehensive liberal educa- 
tion. In addition, study in a major field and the integration of theory and practice 
provide educational experiences which develop the student's knowledge and abili- 
ties. The total experience is designed to be of lasting benefit as a source for personal 
growth, professional renewal, and career advancement. 

Admission as an Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Student 

In order to be admitted as a regular undergraduate degree student in 
University College, a student should: 

1. Be at least 21 years of age. 

2. Have graduated from an accredited high school. 

3. Provide transcripts from all colleges attended and have at least a 2.3 
cumulative grade-point average on all college work attempted in the last 
two years. 

International Students and English Proficiency 

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

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

1. Complete level 109 from ELS, Inc. Language Center 

2. Score a minimum of 550 on the TOEFEL (Test of English as a Foreign 

3. Score 480 or more on the verbal section of the International Scholastic 
Assessment Test. 

4. Have a combined 2.5 grade point average with no grade below a 'C in two 
English composition courses from a AACRAO (American Association of 
Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) accredited college or uni- 

5. Earn a grade of 'C or better in G.C.E. or G.S.C.E. examinations or their 

An international student's secondary school credentials are subject to the accep- 
tance criteria stated for his or her country in the AACRAO World Education Series, 
governed by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Creden- 
tials, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036. An international 
student's post secondary foreign educational credentials must be submitted to Josef 


Silney and Associates, Inc., for evaluation. An application for evaluation can be 
obtained in the University College Office. 

Transfer Students and Transfer Policies 

Students who wish to transfer to Oglethorpe from other regionally accredited 
colleges are welcome to apply, provided they are in good standing at the last institu- 
tion attended. They are expected to follow regular admission procedures and will be 
notified of the decision of the University College. 

Most financial aid awards and scholarships are available to transfer students as 
well as first-time freshmen. 

Transfer students must submit transcripts of all current and previous college 
work. A separate official transcript from each college attended must be received 
before any action will be taken on the application. High school records are not 
required of students having more than one full year of transferable credit, unless 
they will be applying for financial assistance. 

Oglethorpe University will accept for transfer credit courses comparable to Uni- 
versity courses which are applicable to a degree program offered at Oglethorpe. 
Acceptable work must be shown on an official transcript and must be completed 
with a grade of "C-" or better. Oglethorpe does not accept a "D" grade as transfer 

Transfer students on probation or exclusion from another institution will not be 
accepted. Transfer students must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.3 (on a 
4.0 scale) on all college work attempted in the last two years to be considered for 

Oglethorpe University will accept as many as 30 hours of United States Armed 
Forces Institute (USAFI) credit. 

Students who hold the R.N. credential from an appropriately accredited institu- 
tion 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. 

The maximum total number of semester hours that may be transferred into 
Oglethorpe is 75. A minimum of 45 semester hours must be earned through course 
work at Oglethorpe to satisfy the residency requirement and for an Oglethorpe 
degree to be awarded, with 30 of the last 60 hours earned in residence. 

Credits earned at post-secondary institutions accredited by the six regional ac- 
crediting bodies (e.g., Southern, Middle States, New England, etc.,) will be accepted. 

Courses recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) may be cred- 
ited by the Registrar. Programs not recognized by ACE will not be given credit. 

A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through College Level Exami- 
nation Program (CLEP tests). Maximum credit for Advanced Placement tests (AP 
testing) is also 30 semester hours. Please consult the section, Credit by Examination, 
on the following pages. 

In all cases, only 75 semester hours may be earned outside of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity through any of the means described above. At least 45 semester hours must be 
earned in course work for which Oglethorpe credits are granted. 

A minimum of 15 semester hours of a major must be in course work taken at 
Oglethorpe University. 

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


Transient Students 

Transient students may take any course offered by University College provided 
that they secure permission from their current institution certifying that the institu- 
tion will accept the academic work done by the student at Oglethorpe. This permis- 
sion is the responsibility of the transient student. 

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

Admission as a Special Status Student 

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

In order to be admitted as a special student in the University College under- 
graduate program, a student should: 

1. Be at least 2 1 years of age. 

2. Have graduated from an accredited high school. 

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 con- 
cerning this requirement.) 

Application Procedure 

All correspondence concerning admission to University College's undergradu- 
ate program should be addressed to: University College, Oglethorpe University, 
4484 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319-2797; telephone (404) 364-8383; fax 
(404) 364-8437. Application information is also available on-line at 

In order to be considered for admission, a prospective student should complete 
and return an Application for Admission as a Degree-Seeking Student to University 
College along with a non-refundable application fee of $30. 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 transcripts need to be 
sent directly from each college or university attended to University College at 
Oglethorpe University. 

Credit by Examination 

There are two testing programs through which students may earn credit for 
required or elective courses. Any student who has questions about these examina- 


tions should consult the Registrar. No more than 30 semester hours of credit will be 
accepted from each of the programs described below. 

College Level Examination Program - CLEP 

Within the CLEP testing program are two categories. The General Examinations 
cover the areas of English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, 
and Social Science and History. Oglethorpe University does not award credit for the 
General Examinations in English Composition, Natural Science, Mathematics, or 
Social Science and History. Minimum acceptable scores are 500 for each general area 
and 50 in each sub-total category. The Subject Examinations are designed to mea- 
sure knowledge in a particular course. A minimum acceptable score of 50 on a 
Subject Examination is required for credit. The Oglethorpe Registrar should be 
contacted concerning which Subject Examinations may lead to credit at Oglethorpe. 

CLEP examinations normally are taken before the student matriculates at 
Oglethorpe. A maximum of three semester hours will be awarded for each examina- 
tion. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned with acceptable CLEP scores. 

Advanced Placement 

The University encourages students who have completed Advanced Placement 
examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board to submit their scores 
prior to enrollment for evaluation for college credit. Please contact the University 
College for the appropriate course of action to be taken in order to receive credit for 
AP exams. The general policy of Oglethorpe toward such scores is the following: 
Academic credit will be given in the appropriate area to students presenting Ad- 
vanced 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. 

Academic Regulations and 

Academic Advising 

Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor for academic advising as needed. 
Appointments can be scheduled for morning, afternoon and early evening. Assis- 
tance 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 University College Office for 
an appointment. 



All University College students may select courses in consultation with an advi- 
sor. Registration deadlines are published in the University College schedule of classes 
each semester. Students are responsible for submitting paperwork for all registra- 
tion 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: 

Session 1 & 2 (Fall) 

Session 3 & 4 (Spring) 

Session 5 & 6 (Summer) 
Students anticipating the need for financial aid must register for two sessions at 
a time to meet federal regulations. Refer to the financial aid section of the Bulletin or 
contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance. 

Final Examinations 

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

Class Attendance 

Regular attendance at class sessions, laboratories, and examinations is an obliga- 
tion which all students are expected to fulfill. Faculty members set attendance poli- 
cies in their course syllabi. 


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 means of an officially executed Change of Grade 

A student's cumulative grade-point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the 
number of semester hours of work the student has attempted at Oglethorpe into the 
total number of quality points earned. 

The letter grades used at Oglethorpe are defined as follows: 



Oualitv Points 

Numerical Equivalent 



































59 and below 


Excessive Absences* 




Audit (no credit) 

70 or higher 






Notes: * -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 circum- 
stances the instructor deems appropriate, the grade "I" may be assigned. In such 
cases, the instructor and student shall draw up a contract indicating specifically the 
work the student must complete to satisfy the contract. All work must be completed 
by the contract date. Failure to do so will result in a grade of "F." After the student 
has read and signed the contract, it shall be filed with the Registrar at the time the 
class roll with grades is submitted. 

**** - Grade has no effect on the GPA; credit is awarded. Only work completed at 
Oglethorpe is reflected in the Oglethorpe GPA. 

Undergraduate students who entered Oglethorpe prior to Fall 1992 will be graded 
without the plus/minus system as follows: 







Quality Points 










59 and below 


nsatisfactory 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 student'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. 

Grade Appeals 

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


If a student believes that a course grade has been assigned in a capricious or 
prejudicial 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 clearly stating the 
reasons she or he believes the grade was assigned in a capricious or prejudicial 

2. Instructor either changes the grade and so notifies the student, or re- 
sponds 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 and the instructor's response to the Director of Univer- 
sity College, who convenes and serves as chair of a ruling committee. The ruling 
committee is comprised of the undergraduate program director, faculty coordina- 
tor, and an instructor in an appropriate discipline. 

4. The ruling committee receives written materials relevant to the case and 
may request additional information. If the ruling committee rules infavorofthe 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 will he final and based upon a review of the materials that 
have been submitted and the process that has been followed. 

5. The grade appeal must be initiated (step one) within 30 days of the last 
day of the disputed class. The entire process must be concluded by the end of the 
subsequent semester. 

Normal Academic Load 

The class schedule is accelerated to facilitate degree completion. The school year 
is divided into six eight-week sessions. Course offerings are planned and scheduled 
with the assumption that most students will take two courses per session. Each class 
meets 2 hours and 15 minutes, two evenings per week. Some Saturday classes are also 

Students may register for two courses per session which constitutes full time 
status. If a student intends to pursue more than two courses per session the approval of 
the Director of University College is required. 


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. In such cases the instructor and the student shall draw up 
a contract indicating specifically the work the student must complete to satisfv the 
contract. All work must be completed by the end of the following accelerated 
session. Failure to do so will result in a grade of "F." After the student has read and 
signed the contract, it shall be filed with the Registrar at the time grades are submit- 
ted. The grade of "I" has the same effect as a grade of "F" on a student's grade point 


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 University 
College 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 
University College 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. The fees for auditing courses are published by the Business 

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 and summer semester are placed on 
the Dean's Academic Honors List. 

Graduation Exercises 

Graduation exercises are held once a year at the close of the spring semester in 
May. Diplomas are awarded at the close of May commencement. Students complet- 
ing requirements at the end of summer are encouraged to participate in the previ- 
ous spring graduation exercises. Students completing requirements at the end of fall 
are encouraged to participate in the following spring graduation exercises. 

Good Standing, Probation and Academic Dismissal 

To be in good standing students must achieve the cumulative grade-point aver- 
ages specified below in relation to the number of semester hours they have com- 

Semester Hours completed Cumulative GPA Required for 

Good Standing 
0-35 1.50 

36-59 1.75 

60 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 semesters (poor performance 
in summer sessions excluded) are subject to dismissal from the University for aca- 
demic reasons. However, successful completion of summer classes taken at 
Oglethorpe may be used to achieve good academic standing. 

New students, freshmen, or transfer students who fail all courses during their 
first semester 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 spring or fall semester upon petition to the Provost. Students 
readmitted by petition must achieve good standing by the end of their second semes- 
ter as readmitted students or be subject to permanent dismissal. 


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. To be eligible for Latin academic 
honors students must have completed 60 or more semester hours in residence at 

Transfer work is not included in the determination for Latin academic honors. 

Student Classification 

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

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 identi- 
fies 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 denote a graduate-level course.) Higher-level courses in a discipline 
are typically designed to build upon the content of lower level courses in that disci- 
pline and other specified prerequisite courses. 

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

Withdrawal From a Course 

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

Withdrawal From the University 

Students who wish to withdraw from the University during a semester are re- 
quired to complete the appropriate form, which is available at the University College 
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 regula- 

Access to Student Records 

To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly 
called the Buckley Amendment, Oglethorpe University informs students of their 
rights under this act. Three basic rights are covered by this act: (1) The student's 
right to have access to personal records, (2) the right of a hearing to challenge the 
content of a record, and (3) the right to give consent for the release of identifying 


1. Student is defined as a present or former student of an institution. This 
definition does not include persons who are denied admissions to the institution. 

2. Record: All official files containing information relating directly to the 
student. This includes identifying data, academic work completed, standardized 
achievement test scores, intelligence, aptitude and psychological test scores, health 
data, family background information, teach or counselor rating or observations and 
verified reports of serious or recurrent behavior patterns. This does not include 
information in financial aid files. 

3. The institution is allowed to release individual public directory information 
without the consent of the student. (Directory information will not be released upon 
student request.) Directory information is defined as: student's name, address, 
telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in offi- 
cially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of member of athletic teams, 
dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educa- 
tional agency or institution attended by the student and student's race, religion and 
sex. Mailing lists of Oglethorpe students will not be provided outside the University 

4. The Privacy Act as amended makes it clear that the parent of a dependent 
student, as defined for income tax purposes, has access to institutional records 
concerning that student without the institution's having to seek student consent. 
The university recognizes this parental right in providing requested recorded infor- 
mation to parents/guardians who are listed as the addressee for the student's 

5. School officials responsible for the maintenance of student records are: 
the provost, registrar, vice president for student affairs, executive vice president, 
director of the university college, dean of enrollment management, and director of 
financial aid. 

6. Persons who have access to these records are employees of the following 

a. President's Office 

b. Registrar's Office 
c Provost's Office 

d. Community Life Offices 


e. Business Office 

f. Financial Aid Office 

g. Admission Office 
h. Academic Divisions 

i. University College Office 

Purpose of access: 

a. Academic Advising 

b. Counseling 

c. Honors and Awards 

d. Membership Eligibility (any organization which requires grade point 
averages or identifying data for membership should submit a request 
with the student's written authorization to the Registrar's Office) 

e. Scholarships 

f. Disciplinary Proceedings 


1. To gain access to a student record, a written request must be submitted to 
the school official responsible for the maintenance of the particular record. 
Access will be made available within 45 days of receipt of the written request. 
NOTE: Confidential letters and statements of recommendation which were 
placed in the records prior to January 1, 1975, are not accessible to the student. 
Certified transcripts may be withheld if a student has not paid all billed owed. 

2. 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 to the school official responsible for maintenance of the 
record. 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: 

a) The hearing shall be conducted and decided within a reasonable pe- 
riod 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 the writing within a reasonable pe- 
riod of time after the conclusion of the hearing. 

Oglethorpe Honor Code 

Persons who come to Oglethorpe University for work and studyjoin 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. 

The students and faculty of Oglethorpe University expect each other to be truth- 
ful in the academic endeavor they share. Faculty assume students complete work 


honestly and act toward them in ways consistent with that assumption. 

Oglethorpe welcomes all admitted students 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. 

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

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

It will be the responsibility of the student to provide these pledges by either 
attaching them on a separate sheet or typing them as part of the assignment. The 
instructor also should remind the class to sign the pledge. The pledge serves as an 
affirmation of the student's and the instructor's belief in the principles of the honor 
code. Assigned work should not be considered complete without the pledge. 

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. Instruc- 
tors should invite their own students to discuss with them actions or policies that 
appear to be at variance with the assumption of honesty. 

All credit courses offered by the University are covered by the Honor Code, and 
all cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be handled in accordance with its 
provisions. It is the responsibility of faculty members to make clear how the Code 
applies to specific courses and to follow its procedures. The Oglethorpe University 
Honor Councils (there are two) serve as the final arbiter in all disputes concerning 
the Honor Code. For complete text of the Honor Code, please see The O Book, the 
student handbook. 

Violations of the Code are: 


1. The unauthorized use of notes, texts or other such materials during an 

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

3. An attempt or participation in an attempt to fulfill the requirements of a 
course with work other than one's original work of 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 giving nor receiving aid. 



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 used in the preparation of reports, papers 
and other coursework. 

Both students and faculty have the responsibility of reporting suspected viola- 
tions to the secretary of the honor council. An investigatory panel of one of the 
honor councils conducts a preliminary investigation to determine whether there is 
sufficient evidence of a violation. If the evidence appears to be convincing, a full 
council conducts a hearing, decides guilt or innocence and levies penalties that range 
from lowering the grade in a course to permanent explusion. If requested, the 
decision of one council may be reviewed on appeal by another council which is also 
composed of randomly selected students and faculty. The complete text of the 
Oglethorpe University Honor Code is printed as an appendix to this publication. 
Included is a format for information to report suspected honor code violations. 


Programs of Study 


University College at Oglethorpe University offers two undergraduate degrees: 
Bachelor of Business Administration: Majors in Accounting and Business 

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Majors in American Studies, Communica- 
tions, Organizational Management and Psychology. 

Major Programs and Requirements 

Completion of a major program is required for all baccalaureate degrees. The 
student's academic advisor assists with his/her selection of a major. The student 
indicates a selected major on the course registration form completed each session of 

A major is an orderly sequence of courses in: (1) a particular discipline, (2) a 
combination of two disciplines, or (3) a defined interdisciplinary field. A major must 
include a minimum of 30 semester hours of required course work, exclusive of all 
hours used to satisfy general education requirements. A minimum of 15 semester 
hours of a major must be in course work 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 core curriculum. Each major includes a 
substantial component of advanced courses which have specified prerequisites. A 
major may require for successful completion a cumulative grade-point average in the 
major field which is higher than the 2.0 cumulative grade-point average required for 
graduation. Alternatively, the requirements for the 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 require- 
ments 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. Please note that no course may be used to meet more than 
one degree requirement. 

Graduation Requirements 

To earn a baccalaureate degree from University College, the following require- 
ments 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. A 
minimum of 45 semester hours must be earned through course work 
at Oglethorpe. 

2. Completion at Oglethorpe of 30 of the last 60 semester hours of 
course credit immediately preceding graduation. 


3. Completion of the general education distribution requirements, described 

4. Completion of major field requirements, with at least 1 5 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 a degree completion fee. 

7. Formal University College approval for graduation. 

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. To be eligible for Latin academic 
honors students must have completed 60 or more semester hours in residence at 

Transfer work is not included in the determination for Latin academic honors. 

General Education Distribution Requirements for All 
University College Undergraduate Degrees 

The General Education Distribution Requirements consist of a total of 1 1 courses. 
Any course used to meet the general education distribution requirements cannot be 
used to fulfill major requirements. 

Must complete all 4 

Composition I 
Composition II 
Western Civilization I 
Western Civilization II 

Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 


Foreign Language 






Social & Behavioral Sciences 

(Complete any 2) 


Principles of Psychology 

Principles of Sociology 


Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 

Natural Sciences & Quantitative 

(Complete any 2) 

Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Introduction to Statistics 

Survey of Calculus 

Physical Science 

Biological Science 

Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 



Disciplines and Majors 

Disciplines are presented alphabetically, with academic majors so designated. 

Accounting Major 

(Bachelor of Business Administration Degree) 

Accounting is the language of business. It is a service activity whose function is to 
provide quantitative information, primarily financial in nature, about economic en- 
tities 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 re- 
ports and statements to appropriate decision-makers. 

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

ACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

ACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

ACC 3851 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 

ACC 3852 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 

ACC 3854 Cost and Managerial Accounting 

ACC 3855 Personal Income Tax 

ACC 4937 Introduction to Auditing 

BUS 1701 Legal Environment of Business I 

BUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

BUS 3810 Managerial Finance 

BUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 

BUS 4970 Business Policy 

CSC 2840 Elements of Computer Applications Software 

ECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

ECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 

MAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 
In addition two (2) advanced (3000 or 4000 level) courses must be taken outside 
the disciplines of Economics and Business Administration. 
1 1 Free Elective classes (33 hours) 


American Studies Major 

(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree) 

The interdisciplinary major in American studies is designed to provide students 
with the opportunity to develop a systematic in-depth understanding of American 
culture. By combining American studies courses and courses from relevant disci- 
plines (history, the arts, economics and the social sciences), students may explore the 
relationships of diverse aspects of American life. 

In addition to introducing students to the field of American studies, the major is 
designed to help students refine their fundamental intellectual skills, especially their 
writing and speaking skills. Skills of this sort will serve the student well long after 
many specific facts, postulates, and theories have been forgotten. In short, as is 
consistent with Oglethorpe's stated institutional purpose, the American studies 
program seeks to prepare humane generalists- individuals who possess those basic 
qualities so necessary for leadership in a rapidly changing world. The degree awarded 
is the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. 

To satisfy the requirements of this major, a student must complete the follow- 
ing courses: 

AMS 1701 Introduction to American Studies 

AMS 4701 Seminar in American Studies 

ECO 2823 Survey of United States Economic History 

ENG 2565 American Literature to 1865 

ENG 2570 American Literature Since 1865 

HIS 2850 United States History to 1865 

HIS 2851 United States History Since 1865 

HIS 4920 The American Civil War and Reconstruction 

HIS 492 1 Contemporary U.S. History 

POL 1701 Introduction to American Politics 

POL 2861 Introduction to International Affairs 

POL 2862 Constitutional Law I: Governmental Structure 
17 Free Elective classes (51 hours) 

Business Administration 



(Bachelor of Business Administration Degree) 

The business administration curriculum is designed to prepare students for 
careers as business leaders who will earn their livelihoods by discerning and satisfy- 
ing people's wants and needs. Success in this endeavor requires (1) the ability to 
think independently, (2) knowledge of business terminology and business institu- 
tions, both domestic and international, and (3) communication skills. The ability to 
think independently is enhanced through study of the courses in the core curricu- 
lum. 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 com- 
ponent. These courses and the capstone course in business policy provide opportu- 
nity to develop and enhance thinking and communication skills. 

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

In addition to preparing students for business careers and graduate school, the 
program in business administration is valuable preparation for other careers. Stu- 
dents learn administrative skills and methods of inquiry that are applicable in gov- 
ernmental and non-profit organizations. Since much legal practice involves busi- 
nesses and a knowledge of business terminology and institutions, this major is an 
excellent background for the study and practice of law. 

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

ACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

ACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

BUS 1701 Legal Environments of Business I 

BUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

BUS 3810 Managerial Finance 

BUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 

BUS 4970 Business Policy 

CSC 2840 Elements of Computer Applications Software 

ECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

ECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 

MAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 
In addition, five (5) advanced (3000 or 4000 level) courses in business, account- 
ing, economics, or computer science must be taken. 
13 Free Elective Classes (39 hours) 

Communications Major 

(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree) 

A program in communications prepares students to express themselves 
effectively in speech and in writing. It encourages students to examine their own 
modes of communication and to analyze the communication of others, from in- 
dividual utteances to mass media coverage. 

Graduates in communications generally go on to careers in journalism, public 
relations, advertising, mass media, corporate communications, and related fields. 
They also are prepared for further study in journalism or communications. 

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

COM 1751 Public Speaking I 

COM 2201 Introduction to Theories of Communication 

One Communications course at 4000 Level 


One course selected from the following two: 

COM 2820 Intermediate Writing: Investigative 
COM 2821 Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 

One course selected from the following two: 

COM 2840 Principles of Journalism 
COM 3840 Business Communication 

2 semester of a single foreign language 

Four courses in Communications selected by student and advisor 

Complete a minor in a related field (five courses) 

13 Free Elective classes (39 hours) 

Organizational Management 


(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree) 

The Organizational Management major is designed to prepare students for ca- 
reers in management, human resource development, and the applied social sciences. 
This program is appropriate for individuals interested in human resource manage- 
ment or administration positions in either the public or private sector of the economy. 
The curriculum consists of business-related courses and courses in the behavioral 
sciences as follows: 

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

ACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

ACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

BUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

BUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 

CSC 2840 Elements of Computer Applications Software 

ECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

MAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

PSY 2860 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

PSY 2870 Survey of Social Psychology 

PSY 3820 Tests and Measurements 
In addition, five (5) courses from any combination of the following disciplines: 
Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, or Psychol- 

14 Free Elective classes (42 hours) 


Psychology Major 

(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree) 

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 personality, psychological disorders, social interaction, and physi- 
ological 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 reason- 
ing; and skills in human relations through which the student learns to become a 
more precise and more tolerant observer of human behavior and individual differ- 
ences. 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. 

To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the follow- 
ing courses: 

MAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

PSY 1701 Principles of Psychology 

PSY 382 1 Survey of Physiological Psychology 

PSY 3860 Research Methods 

PSY 4920 History and Systems of Psychology 
One Course to meet the Cross Cultural Requirement. This requirement may be 
satisfied by courses such as: Cultural Anthropology, Cross Cultural Psychology, 
Asian American Literature, African American Literature, Race and Gender in 
U.S. culture. 

5 Directed Electives in Psychology 

18 Free Elective classes (54 hours) 


Accounting Minor 

For a minor in Accounting a student must take: 
ACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 
ACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 
ACC 3851 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 
In addition 2 additional courses from the following: 
ACC 3852 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 
ACC 3854 Cost and Managerial Accounting 
ACC 3855 Personal Income Tax 


Art Minor 

For a minor in Art a student must take: 

ART 1701 Art Appreciation 

ART 2820 Introduction to Drawing 

ART 2830 Introduction to Painting 

ART 2850 Introduction to Figure Sculpture 

One additional Art class is required 

Business Administration Minor 

For a minor in Business Administration a student must take: 

ACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

ACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

BUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

BUS 3810 Managerial Finance 

BUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 

ECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

Communications Minor 

For a minor in Communications, a student must take: 
COM 2201 Introduction to Theories of Communication 
COM 2821 Intermediate Writing: Persuasive or 
COM 2820 Intermediate Writing: Investigative 
One Communication Course at the 3000 Level 
Two additional electives in Communications. 

Economics Minor 

For a minor in Economics a student must take: 

ECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

ECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 

In addition, three of the following upper level course would be required: 

ECO 2823 Survey of United States Economic History 

ECO 3825 History of Economic Thought 

ECO 4920 Economics of Development 

ECO 492 1 Money and Banking 

ECO 4922 Elements of Labor Economics 

ECO 4923 Elements of International Economic 

ECO 4925 Government Economics 

English Minor 

For a minor in English, a student must take: 

ENG 2551 World Literature: The Classics through the Renaissance 

ENG 2560 World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Present 

ENG 3850 Shakespeare 

In addition, two English special topic courses: 

ENG 4920 Special Topics in Drama 

ENG 4930 Special Topics in Poetry 

ENG 4940 Special Topics in Fiction 

ENG 4950 Special Topics in Literature and Culture 

ENG 4960 Special Topics in Major British and American Authors 


History Minor 

For a minor in History a student must take five courses selected from 

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

in European history: 

ECO 2823 Survey of U.S. Economic History 

ECO 3825 History of Economic Thought 

HIS 2850 U.S. History to 1865 

HIS 2851 U.S. History since 1865 

HIS 2852 Europe in the 19 th Century 

HIS 2853 Europe in the 20 th Century 

HIS 2860 The Italian Renaissance 

HIS 4920 The American Civil War and Reconstruction 

HIS 4921 Contemporary U.S. History 

HIS 2995/4995 Special Topics in History 

International Studies Minor 

A minor in international studies consists of five courses, distributed 

in the following way: 

POL 2861 Introduction to International Affairs 

POL 2864 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 

HIS 2853 Europe in the 20 th Century 

Two of the following: 

BUS 3870 International Business Management 

ECO 4920 Economics of Development 

ECO 4923 Elements of International Economics 

HIS 2852 Europe in the 19 th Century 

SOC 2975 Cultural Anthropology 

Special Topics classes as appropriate from Economics, History, 


Organizational Management Minor 

For a minor in Organizational Management a student must take: 

ACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

ACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

BUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

BUS 3862 Human Resources Management 

PSY 1701 Principles of Psychology 

PSY 2860 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

Politics Minor 

A minor in politics will consist of five courses selected from the 
following and coursework must be distributed over at least three of 
the following areas (American politics and government; international 
affairs; comparative politics and government; and political thought): 
POL 1701 Introduction to American Politics 
POL 2860 Introduction to Criminal Law 
POL 2862 Constitutional Law I: Governmental Structure 
POL 2863 Constitutional Law II: Bill of Rights 
POL 2861 Introduction to International Affairs 


POL 2864 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 
POL 3860 History of Political Thought 
POL 2995/4995 Special Topics in Politics 

Psychology Minor 

For a minor in Psychology, a student must take: 
PSY 1701 Principles of Psychology 
Four additional Psychology courses 


Course Descriptions 


ACC 1750. Principles of Accounting I (3 hours) 

A study of accounting principles and concepts with emphasis on their ap- 
plication in financial statements. The use of accounting in business man- 
agement and in decision making is stressed. 

ACC 1751. Principles of Accounting II (3 hours) 

A study of the utilization of accounting information in business manage- 
ment with emphasis on decision making within the firm. Prerequisite: 
ACC 1750. 

ACC 3851. Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3 hours) 

This course covers financial accounting concepts and standards at an inter- 
mediate level. Topics covered are basic concepts and theory, financial state 
ments and asset accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 1751. 

ACC 3852. Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3 hours) 

This course is a continuation of ACC 3851. It covers the concepts and 
standards of accounting for liabilities and owners' equity. Prerequisite: 
ACC 3851. 

ACC 3853. Intermediate Financial Accounting III (3 hours) 

This course is a continuation of the ACC 3852. It covers specialized topics 
such as capital leases, pensions, investments, and income tax allocation. 
Prerequisite: ACC 3852 

ACC 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: ACC 1751. 

ACC 3855. Personal Income Tax (3 hours) 

A study of the income tax laws and related accounting problems of indi- 
viduals. Prerequisite: ACC 1751. 

ACC 3856. Taxation of Business Entities (3 hours) 

A study of the income tax laws and related accounting problems of cor- 
porations and partnerships, with some consideration of estates and trusts. 
Prerequisite: ACC 3855. 

ACC 4935. Advanced Accounting (3 hours) 

The application of accounting principles and concepts to specialized bus- 
iness situations, including mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, foreign 
currency exchange, and governmental accounting. 
Prerequisite: ACC 3852. 

ACC 4936. Accounting Information Systems (3 hours) 

A study of the analysis, design, implementation, and control of manage- 
ment information systems. Emphasis is on the role of information 
systems in business, the development and control of information 


systems, and the application of information systems to the various 
transaction cycles of the firm. Prerequisites: ACC 175 and CSC 2840. 

ACC 4937. Introduction to Auditing (3 hours) 

A study of auditing standards and procedures, including the use to statis- 
tical and other quantitative techniques, and preparation of audit working 
papers, reports, and financial statements. Emphasis is placed upon the 
criteria for the establishment of internal controls and the effect of these 
controls on examinations and reports. Prerequisites: MAT 2702 and ACC 

ACC 2995/4995. Special Topics in Accounting (3 hours) 

An intense study of diverse accounting topics under the direct supervi- 
sion of an accounting faculty member. Prerequisite: Permision of the 

American Studies 

AMS 1701. Introduction to American Studies (3 hours) 

An examination of the cultural and social dimensions of the American 
experience, taking as its point of departure the question of American 
exceptionalism. Because we do not take for granted that America is 
"unique," we must place American culture and society in a global and 
comparative context. 

AMS 4701. Seminar in American Studies (3 hours) 

This seminar is the capstone course for the American Studies major. Its 
content will vary. In each case, students will be asked to bring a variety of 
disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to bear on a particular ques- 
tion or theme connected with American culture, politics, literature, history, 
or society. Potential topics include Religion and American Society, America 
as a Nation of Immigrants, and Contemporary American Political Thought. 


ART 1701. Art Appreciation (3 hours) 

This course surveys the creative ways that human beings throughout 
history have attempted to depict their relationships to their surround 
ings. Art is thus viewed as a barometer of civilization, a visual, creative 
response to the intellectual and emotional climate of a given moment in 
history. Students will examine present ways of understanding themselves 
and the universe, the evolution of that understanding, and the con- 
flicts involved. Basic artistic principles and concepts also will be studied 
in an effort to decide what has artistic value. Prerequisite: COM 1711 


ART 2820. Introduction to Drawing (3 hours) 

Studio exercises, in-studio lectures, outside assignments, and critiques 
are designed to develop a basic understanding of drawing. Projects will 
be designed to explore concepts and theories of drawing and to dev- 
elop the bridge between observation and creating an image, including 
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 develop a fuller understanding of the technical aspects of 
oil painting. A study of composition, color, drawing, and expression will 
be included. Emphasis will be on the development of a personal direction 
and self-confidence in painting. 

ART 2840. Introduction to Photography (3 hours) 

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

ART 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, propor- 
tion and major anatomical landmarks will be covered. 

ART 2852. Renaissance Art History (3 hours) 

This course will focus on the paintings, architecture, and sculpture of Euro 
pean 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 his 
tory, science, music, and economics as related to the visual representations. 

ART 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 pro- 
vide the necessary background for a thorough comprehension of social 
and intellectual sources of art. 

Business Administration 

BUS 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. 


BUS 1702. Legal Environments of Business II (3 hours) 

This course is a study of partnerships, corporations, sales, bailments, secu- 
rity devices, property, bankruptcy, and trade infringements. Prerequisite: 
BUS 1701. 

BUS 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. 

BUS 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 work- 
place conflicts. Going beyond theory, students will practice their new con- 
flict management skills in role-playing that reflects the realities of the busi- 
ness world. 

BUS 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 environ- 
ment 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 un- 
certainty. Prerequisites: ACC 1751 and ECO 2821 or ECO 2822. 

BUS 3850. Introduction to Marketing (3 hours) 

A course concerned with the policies and problems involved in the oper- 
ation of market institutions. The course examines broad principles in the 
organization and direction of the marketing function and analytical as- 
pects of marketing and consumer behavior. Prerequisites: ACC 1751 and 
ECO 2821 or ECO 2822. 

BUS 3860. Marketing Communications (3 hours) 

Principles, concepts, and practices relating to the various kinds of commu- 
nications employed to disseminate information about products and ser- 
vices 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. Prerequi- 
site: BUS 3850. 

BUS 3862. Human Resources Management (3 hours) 

In this course students will explore the perspectives and challenges of Hu- 
man 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: BUS 2850. 


BUS 3870. International Business Management (3 hours) 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the problems encoun- 
tered 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. Cases will be used throughout the course to 
give the student experience with the problems and advantages of doing 
business across national frontiers. Prerequisite: BUS 2850. 

BUS 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 man- 
agement, 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: BUS 3810. 

BUS 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 pric- 
ing model, term structure of interest rates, risk versus return, and perfor- 
mance measures. Although the emphasis will be on stocks and bonds, 
other investments will be discussed. Prerequisite: BUS 3810. 

BUS 4955. Elements of Marketing Research (3 hours) 

Included are the following: types of research, the research process, re- 
search design, sampling procedures, data collection methods, data analy- 
sis, preparation and presentation of research findings. Prerequisites: MAT 
2702, BUS 3850, and CSC 2840 or equivalent. 

BUS 4960. Managing for Quality (3 hours) 

This course will explore major systematic approaches to Total Quality Man- 
agement. 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: MAT 2702 and BUS 2850. 

BUS 4970. Business Policy (3 hours) 

This course is the capstone integration course for the business program. 
Students learn integrative thinking skills and strategic management tools 
through both the reading of conceptual work and the extensive use of the 
case studies. Prerequisites: ACC 1751, BUS 2850, BUS 3810, BUS 3850, 
ECO 2821 and ECO 2822. 

BUS 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. Prerequisite: Permission of the 



COM 1711. Composition I (3 hours) 

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

COM 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 persua- 
sion as preparation for writing papers in content-oriented courses. Prereq- 
uisite: COM 1711 completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

COM 1751. COM 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 articu- 
late student by actual experience, which will include the preparation and 
delivery of formal and informal talks on approved subjects. 

COM 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 mes- 
sages themselves as well as the various contexts in which they occur: inter- 
personal (between people), group and public communications, organiza- 
tional communication, mass communication, and (inter) cultural communi- 
cation. Ethical implications of theories are considered. 

COM 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 appropri- 
ate format and style. Students will be asked to define their own investigative 
projects, and to analyze and revise their own writing. Prerequisite: COM 
1712 completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

COM 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: COM 
1712 completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

COM 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: 
COM 2820 or COM 2821. 

COM 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 top- 
ics 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: COM 2821 or COM 2820 


COM 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 prac- 
tical problems involved in broadcast production, as well as raise theoretical 
questions and concerns about the use of media in the 1990s. Prerequisite: 
COM 2820 or COM 2821. 

COM 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, persua- 
sive expository prose. Oral presentations and practice in listening with 
accuracy constitute another element of the course. Weekly writing assign- 
ments. Prerequisite: COM 2820 or COM 2821. 

COM 2995/4995. Special Topics in Communications (3 hours) 

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

COM 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: COM 2820 or COM 2821. 

Computer Science 

CSC 2840. Elements of Computer Applications Software (3 hours) 

This course introduces the student to the major types of computer applica- 
tions software, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, data- 
base management, graphics, and presentation software. A predominant 
emphasis is on the construction of significant applications systems, includ- 
ing integrating various applications, transferring data among applications, 
and custom programming. The student will use microcomputer software 
such as Microsoft Office Professional, which includes Word, Excel, Access, 
PowerPoint, and Visual BASIC. 

CSC 2841. Elements of Visual BASIC (3 hours) 

This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of elec- 
tronic data processing equipment, applications, and computer program- 
ming. It is intended primarily for students who do not plan further study in 
computer science. The student will become familiar with problem-solving 
techniques and algorithm construction using the Visual Basic program- 
ming language, with rudimentary object-oriented programming, and with 
constructing applications in the Windows environment. Examples are drawn 
from business, mathematics, science, and other fields. Prerequisite: CSC 

CSC 2842. Elements of Pascal (3 hours) 

This course introduces the student to the fundamental techniques of prob- 
lem solving and algorithm construction within the context of the Pascal 
programming language. The student will design and complete several sub- 
stantial programming projects, most having significant mathematical con- 
tent. Topics will include data types, control structures, file manipulation, 


subprograms, parameters, records, arrays, dynamic data structures, ab- 
stract data types, object-oriented programming, and separate compilation 
units. Prerequisite: MAT 1702 and CSC 2840. 

CSC 2843. Elements of C++ (3 hours) 

This course introduces the student to the fundamental techniques of prob- 
lem solving and algorithm construction within the context of C++ program- 
ming language. The student will design and complete several substantial 
programming projects, most having significant mathematical content. Top- 
ics include data types, control structures, file manipulation, functions, pa- 
rameters, structures, unions, classes, arrays, dynamic data structures, ab- 
stract data types, object-oriented programming, and separate compilation 
units. Prerequisite: MAT 1702 and CSC 2840. 

CSC 2844. Elements of Advanced C++ (3 hours) 

This course includes a comprehensive treatment of the C++ programming 
language, using the object-oriented methodology. Fundamental C++ pro- 
gramming constructs will be discussed, including native types, control struc- 
tures, functions, parameters, pointers, structures, union, classes, file ma- 
nipulation, arrays, dynamic data structures, and separate compilation units. 
In addition, the student will study such important object-oriented notions 
as objects, constructors, parametric polymorphim, and exceptions. Prereq- 
uisite: CSC 2842 or CSC 2843. 

CSC 2845. Elements of Advanced Visual Basic (3 hours) 

The course teaches advanced techniques for the use of the Graphic User 
Interface (GUI) software, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0. This course intro- 
duces the student to the advanced techniques of creating graphic user 
interfaces using advanced Visual Basic controls and will concentrate on 
formulating/implementing algorithms correctly. Prerequisites: CSC 2840 
and CSC 2841. 

CSC 2846. Elements of Relational Databases Using Access 
(3 hours) 

The course will introduce the Microsoft Access Relational Database Man- 
agement System (RDBMS). This course will cover advanced features of 
Access and the programming capabilities that are available within Access. 
Topics to be covered include: relational database design, normalization of 
relational databases, and techniques to customize Access applications. 
Prerequisite: CSC 2840. 

CSC 2995/4995. Special Topics on Computer Science (3 hours) 

This course focuses on a variety of timely concepts and useful language 


ECO 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 consump- 
tion, investment, production, pricing, and hiring. The principles are used to 


understand the behavior of business firms and public policy-making insti- 

ECO 2822. Survey of Macroeconomics (3 hours) 

This course examines the goals of economic policy and the policy instru- 
ments available to achieve those goals. Attention is give to both monetary 
and fiscal policy along with the theory and measurement of national in- 
come, employment, price levels, and the international implications of eco- 
nomic policy. 

ECO 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 lh century. The course traces the 
development of the evolution of American agricultural, commercial, manu- 
facturing, financial, labor, regulatory, and technological sectors. Prerequi- 
site: ECO 282 1 or ECO 2822. 

ECO 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, Neoclassi- 
cal, Institutionalist, Keynesian, and post-Keynesian schools. Prerequisite: 
ECO 2821 or ECO 2822. 

ECO 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: 
ECO 282 lor ECO 2822 

ECO 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 com- 
mon currency by several countries. Prerequisites: ECO 2821, ECO 2822, 
and proficiency in the use of spreadsheet software. 

ECO 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: ECO 2821 and ECO 2822. 

ECO 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 spe- 
cial interest groups fight international trade, regional specialization, inter- 
national 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: ECO 2821 and 
ECO 2822. 

ECO 4925 Governmental Economics (3 hours) 

An analysis of the impact of federal, state, and local government expendi- 
tures, 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: ECO 2821 and ECO 2822. 

ECO 2995/4995. Special Topics in Economics (3 hours) 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of an eco- 
nomics faculty member. 


ENG 2551. World Literature: The Classics through the 
Renaissance (3 hours) 

This course will consider texts that are major representatives of: Greek 
drama, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance literature. Prerequisites: COM 
1711 and COM 1712. 

ENG 2560. World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Present 
(3 hours) 

A continuation of works of major world writers since the Renaissance. 
Prerequisites: COM 1711 and COM 1712. 

ENG 2565. American Literature to 1865 (3 hours) 

This course examines fiction, poetry, ossays, and journals written by Ameri- 
can 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. Prerequisites: COM 1711 and COM 


ENG 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 including contemporary writers. Prerequisites: COM 
1711 and COM 1712. 

ENG 3850. Shakespeare (3 hours) 

The plays and theatre of William Shakespeare. Prerequisites: COM 1711 
and COM 1712. 

ENG 3855. Modern Short Stories (3 hours) 

This course will consider 20 th century short stories, mostly English and 
American. Prerequisites: COM 1711 and COM 1712. 

ENG 3860. Modern Poetry (3 hours) 

This course will consider 20 th century poetry, mostly English and American. 
Prerequisites: COM 1711 and COM 1712. 

ENG 3865. African-American Literature (3 hours) 

This course examines major writers and literary movements that have con- 
tributed to African-American literary history. Prerequisites: COM 1711 
and COM 1712. 

ENG 4920. Special Topics in Drama. (3 hours) 

Drama as literature and genre, through survey and period studies. 

ENG 4930. Special Topics in Poetry (3 hours) 

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

ENG 4940. Special Topics in Fiction (3 hours) 

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

ENG 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 litera- 
ture, 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. 

ENG 4960. Special Topics in Major British and American 
Authors (3 hours) 

An intensive study of between one and five British or American authors. 


FRE 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. 


FRE 2995. Special Topics in French Language, Literature and 
Culture (3 hours) 

Topical aspects of the literature and cultural phenomena associated with 
the French language are explored in this course. Offerings will vary accord- 
ing to faculty and student interest. 

General Science 

GEN 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 Perspec- 
tives of the Universe, and Oceanography. 

GEN 1751. Elements of Biological Sciences (3 hours) 

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


HIS 1701. Western Civilization I (3 hours) 

This course will explore the history of the Western world from late antiq- 
uity 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. 

HIS 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 homo- 
geneity of the old regime and fragmented the West along two fault lines: (1) 
socio-economic modernization, which varied profoundly between rich capi- 
talist societies (Germany, Britain, United States, Australia) and poor social- 
ist, neo-feudal, or neo-mercantilist ones (Russia, Romania, Mexico, Brazil); 
and (2) political modernization, which could be liberal, communist, or fas- 


HIS 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. 

HIS 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. 

HIS 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 HIS 1701 and HIS 1702. 

HIS 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: HIS 1701 and HIS 1702. 

HIS 2855. 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 foun- 
dation 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: HIS 1701 and HIS 

HIS 2860. 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 Renais- 
sance in the development of modern social and political ideas and institu- 
tions. In particular, the course will examine the relationship between cul- 
tural developments - arts and letters - and social and political movements. 
Prerequisites: HIS 1701 and HIS 1702. 

HIS 4920. The American Civil War and Reconstruction (3 hours) 

A course emphasizing the causes of conflict, the wartime period, and major 
changes that occurred. 

HIS 4921. Contemporary U.S. History (3 hours) 

An interdisciplinary study of American life since World War II that empha- 
sizes political, economic, social, and cultural developments. Prerequisites: 
HIS 1701 and HIS 1702. 


HIS 2995/4995. Special Topics in History (3 hours) 

Courses offered to respond to topical needs of the curriculum. 


MAT 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 and calculus. 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. The second course will deal 
with specific selected topics, and understanding of which is crucial for suc- 
cess in statistics and calculus. The prerequisite for MAT 1702 is MAT 1701 
with a grade of "C-" or higher or by examination. 

MAT 2702. Introduction to Statistics (3 hours) 

Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting 
numerical data. We will study the various ways through which statistics 
enables us to make informed decisions in business, psychology, health sci- 
ences, political science, and other disciplines. Topics to be covered include 
probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and re- 
gression, and chi-squared tests. Prerequisite: MAT 1702 with a grade of 
"C-" or higher or by examination. 

MAT 2995. Special Topics in Mathematics (3 hours) 

Selected topics in advanced mathematics are offered with permission of the 


MUS 1701. Music Appreciation (3 hours) 

The appreciation of music is an historical study of cycles, trends, and devel- 
opment of ideas from early civilization through the 20 ,h 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 
artists 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 WWW and the Internet is 
encouraged and will be discussed in class. 

MUS 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 re- 
search using the WWW will be assigned. 


MUS 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. 


PHI 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 dif- 
ferent intellectual and cultural traditions. Studying the philosophies of these 
different thinkers will encourage students to reflect upon how they them- 
selves view the world and their place in it and upon how their own ways of 
thinking have evolved from earlier systems of thought. 

PHI 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. 

PHI 2996/4996. Special Topics in Philosophy: Philosophers (3 hours) 

Intensive study of the thought of a single important philosopher or group 
of philosophers. 

Physical Fitness 

PHF 1701. Physical Fitness and Health (3 hours) 

This course is designed to present principles and methods for developing 
and maintaining physical fitness. Emphasis is on designing a personal pro- 
gram for cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, improved 
nutrition, and stress management. 

PHF 2995. Special Topics in Physical Fitness (1-3 hours) 

This course will be a study of a selected topic in Fitness or Health. 


POL 1701. Introduction to American Politics (3 hours) 

This course is an introduction to the fundamental questions of politics 
through an examination of the American founding and political institu- 


POL 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. 

POL 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 achieve- 
ment of their common interests in an anarchic environment. These ques- 
tions will be explored through a reading of relevant history and theoretical 
writings and an examination of present and future trends influencing world 

POL 2862. Constitutional Law I: 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 Prerequisite: POL 

POL 2863. Constitutional Law II: 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 
14 lh Amendment. Prerequisite: POL 1701. 

POL 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 consti- 
tutions. Prerequisites: HIS 1701 and HIS 1702. 

POL 3860. History of Political Thought (3 hours) 

A survey of the history of political thought, emphasizing major authors and 
texts, including Plato, Machiavelli, Locke, and Rousseau. Prerequisite: HIS 
1701 and HIS 1702. 

POL 2995/4995. Special Topics in Politics (3 hours) 

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



PSY 1701. Principles of Psychology (3 hours) 

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

PSY 2860. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 hours) 

Organizations and the individuals who function within them will be exam- 
ined from the perspective of psychological theory and research. Consider- 
ation 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. Prereq- 
uisite: PSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

PSY 2861. Survey of Behavior Therapy (3 hours) 

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

PSY 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 abnor- 
mal behavior patterns. Prerequisite: PSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or 

PSY 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: 
PSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

PSY 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 for- 
getting, mental imagery, problem solving, and reasoning. Prerequisite: PSY 
1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 


PSY 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 devel- 
opments, particularly those of cognition, social behavior, and self-concept. 
The factors influencing development, such as heredity and social/cultural 
environment, will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 1701 with a grade of 
"C-" or higher. 

PSY 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. Stu- 
dents will be encouraged to engage in critical analysis and theoretical com- 
parisons of the ideas presented from diverse, and often contradictory, 
perspectives. Prerequisite: PSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

PSY 2881. Survey of Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior (3 hours) 

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

PSY 2885. Lifespan Development (3 hours) 

This course aims to develop students' critical understanding of psychologi- 
cal concepts, theories, and methods relevant to the study of human devel- 
opment 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 to 
dying and death. Prerequisite: PSY 1710 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

PSY 3820. Tests and Measurements (3 hours) 

This course covers the selection, interpretation, and applications of psy- 
chological tests, including tests of intellectual ability, vocational and aca- 
demic 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: PSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or 
higher and MAT 2702. 

PSY 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. Prerequisite: GEN 1751 and PSY 1701 with a 
grade of "C-" or higher. 

PSY 3830. Psychology of Leadership (3 hours) 

The concept of leadership will be explored within the context of psychologi- 
cal research and theory. Students will be invited to examine a variety of 
approaches to leadership and to analyze them critically. Activities that fos- 
ter the development of effective leadership abilities and strategies will be an 
important component of the course. Prerequisite: PSY 1701 with a grade of 
"C-" or higher. 

PSY 3840. Abnormal Psychology (3 hours) 

There are three main goals in this course. The first is to enhance the 
student's understanding of psychopathology and major treatment ap- 
proaches. The second is to help the student learn to evaluate critically the 
research evidence regarding therapeutic interventions. The third is to en- 
courage 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: PSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher and PSY 

PSY 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: PSY 
1 70 1 with a grade of "C-" or higher and MAT 2702. 

PSY 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 empiri- 
cal differences. Recommended for the senior year. Prerequisites: PSY 1701 
with a grade of "C-" or higher and one additional psychology course. 

PSY 2995/4995. Special Topics in Psychology (3 hours) 

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


SOC 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 frequentlv include cul- 
ture, formation of the self, social classes, power structures, social move- 
ments, criminal behavior, and a variety of social institutions. Emphasis is 
placed upon basic concepts and principal findings of the field. 


SOC 2850. Marriage and Family (3 hours) 

This course focuses primarily on the 20 ,h -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. 

SOC 2975. Cultural 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 func- 

SOC 2995/4995. Special Topics in Sociology (3 hours) 

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics on con- 
temporary and historical interest in sociology. 


SPN 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. 

SPN 2995. Special Topics in Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and 
Cultures (3 hours) 

This course provides the opportunity to study particular aspects of the 
languages, literatures and cultures of Spain, Spanish America or United 
States Hispanic communities not covered in the other courses. Offerings 
will vary according to faculty and student interest. 


Master of Business 

Master of Business 

The MBA Program Overview 

Oglethorpe University has long enjoyed a tradition of educating men and women 
to be leaders and contributors in the business community and society at large. In 
keeping with the Oglethorpe tradition, the Master of Business Administration pro- 
gram is rooted in the liberal arts. From this foundation, the program concentrates 
on the integration of business functional areas, while encouraging students to apply 
critical thinking, leadership and communication skills, and to focus on teamwork. 
Courses in the MBA program integrate the disciplines of economics, finance, mar- 
keting, management, and accounting in order to illustrate a complete picture of the 
global business environment and how different aspects within that world interrelate. 
The needs and input of the Atlanta business community helped to shape the design 
of the Oglethorpe MBA, culminating in courses that are pertinent to today's global 
business environment. 

Oglethorpe's MBA is an innovative addition to our commitment to higher educa- 
tion in Atlanta. The primary purpose of the MBA program is to provide graduates 
with the expertise necessary to become effective, professional managers in business 
and non-business organizations. The curriculum is designed to help the students 
acquire an understanding of the context in which modern organizations operate, a 
knowledge of the content of management operations, and an appreciation of the 
interrelationships involved. The courses will present the student with an under- 
standing of the economic, political, and social environment in which organizations 
operate, domestically and internationally and the behavioral skills that are essential 
in the modern organizational environment. 

Small classes, generally averaging 15 students, are scheduled in 8-week sessions, 
in the evening one night a week or on Saturday for the convenience of professional 
adults. The program consists of 13 courses that stress the use of critical thinking, 
communication, and teamwork skills developed in the context of a business setting. 
Students generally are taught by full-time Oglethorpe University faculty in an interac- 
tive seminar-style setting. Admission to the MBA Program is offered prior to the 
beginning of each 8-week session 

The 13 courses are divided into four general course categories: 

THE CONTEXT COURSES: The Elements of Modern Business 

In the 'context' courses, students explore various aspects of the processes by 
which businesses are created and established, and the ways by which enterprise 
develops. Students study the manner by which commerce evolves in anticipation of 
and in response to a variety of challenges including international and domestic 
competition and the need to create value for customers, employees, owners and 
society at large. These courses are designed to engage the students to think critically 
about how businesses can and should successfully integrate and meet the needs of 
individuals, groups and cultures. The courses are: 


MBA 600 Commercial Civilization 
MBA 640 Moral Leadership 
MBA 660 Value Creation for the Customer 
MBA 670 Global Enterprise 

THE CONTENT COURSES: Corporate Decision Making 

In the 'content' courses, students are asked to develop and exercise their skills 
with a particular set of tools and to apply these tools to the conversion of raw data 
into useful information. Integrative case studies are used; a number of which will be 
common across the content courses. In addition, professors and interested others 
may participate in any given content course when the integrative cases are discussed. 
This feature is designed to make the inter-disciplinary links in the courses. The 
courses are: 

MBA 610 Capital Decision Making 

MBA 620 Economics of the Enterprise 

MBA 630 Managerial Accounting and Control 

MBA 650 Marketing Decision Making 
The eight Context and Content courses aes collectively referred to as the Core courses. 

ELECTIVE COURSES: Enhanced Skills and Perspectives 

In three elective courses, students have the opportunity to explore an area or 
areas of their choice in greater depth. These areas include accounting, economics, 
finance, management and leadership, and marketing. Often interdisciplinary elec- 
tives are offered that give the student an opportunity to integrate knowledge from 
more than one traditional discipline. 

THE CAPSTONE COURSES: Applied Business Analysis and Decision Making 

In the 'capstone' courses, students are challenged to integrate, in a systematic, 
rigorous, and relevant manner their knowledge, insights and skills gained from pre- 
vious courses and experiences. Working exclusively in teams, students apply their 
knowledge and skills within the context of sophisticated business simulation exer- 
cises, and through the completion of actual, 'live', business problem solving projects. 
The courses are: 

MBA 690 Business Simulation 

MBA 700 Practicum Project 


The MBA courses are generally taught by full time Oglethorpe University faculty 
members with a wide variety of practical business and academic teaching experience. 
This variety leads to a diversity of teaching styles, which is a key factor in the strength 
of the program. Teaching methods may include lecture and textbook approaches, 
the case method, seminars, field trips, group projects and independent research. 
The case method often will be used in the content courses, with the same case 
studied in more than one course to enhance the student's universal understanding 
of the complexities of business. When this overlap occurs, other professors and 
students familiar with the case will attend the class session and participate in the 
discussion. In this way, the program stresses the integration of functional areas. 


Master of Business 


Admission Procedures 

Application Procedures: 

All correspondence concerning admission to the MBA program should be ad- 
dressed to University College, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road, N.E., 
Adanta, GA 30319-2797; telephone: (404) 364-8383; fax: (404) 364-8437. A prospective 
student should complete and return an application for admission and other re- 
quired supporting documentation with a $30 non-refundable application fee. Candi- 
dates seeking admission to the Oglethorpe University MBA program should be 
prepared to demonstrate the aptitude and motivation necessary to complete the 
program successfully. Applicants must submit the following materials in support of 
their admissibility. 

1. A completed application form, with $30 nonrefundable application fee. 

2. An essay of no more than two pages, citing a specific example of the most 
effective professional or academic team of which the applicant has been a member 
and describe what it accomplished, what his or her role was, and why the team was 

3. An updated resume. 

4. Three letters of recommendation, including one professional reference, one 
academic reference, and either a personal or a second professional or academic 

5. Official copies of academic transcripts from all colleges, universities, and other 
institutions of higher education attended. 

6. Official results of either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate 
Management Aptitude Test (GMAT); The Institutional Code for Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity is 5521. 

7. International Students only: Additional requirements may apply. Please con- 
tact the University College. 

[Items ( 1 ), (2), and (3) should be completed and submitted together to the Univer- 
sity College. The applicant must request that item (4) be submitted by their 
recommenders, item (5) resubmitted by the appropriate institutions, and item (6) be 
submitted by the appropriate testing service to the University College at the Univer- 
sity address.] 

The Admission Committee will evaluate the applicant 

according to the following: 
Full Admission - A student who has satisfactorily demonstrated aptitude through 
recommendation and work experience, completed an undergraduate degree, has 
acceptable scores on the GRE or GMAT, and who has met all prerequisites 
required for admission. 

Conditional Admission A student who has not completed all of the undergradu- 
ate prerequisite courses that are required to enter the program, but have met all 
other admission requirements. 


Reg ret - An applicant who in the opinion of the admission committee does not 
meet the criteria for admission 


The general level of Oglethorpe's MBA courses assumes that the student has a 
basic knowledge of business terminology and functional business operations. To 
assure preparedness, students must have taken the following undergraduate 
courses (or their equivalent): 

Principles of Accounting I 

Survey of Microeconomics 

Introduction to Marketing 

Managerial Finance 

Introduction to Management 

Introduction to Statistics 

Calculus for Business Decisions 
Certain MBA courses have the classes listed above as specific prerequisites; 
however, students may still enroll in the graduate program without every prerequi- 
site as long as the student completes them during the course of their graduate study. 
A student must satisfy all prerequisites for any specific MBA class (see course de- 
scriptions for specific prerequisites). 

Transfer Credit 

Students admitted to the MBA Program may transfer up to ten semester credits 
of prior accredited and comparable graduate work taken elsewhere. Transfer credit 
can include no more than two Core courses. A final evaluation of proposed transfer 
credit will be made by the MBA faculty. 

English Language Proficiency 

All students from countries where English is not the native language must 
demonstrate English language proficiency to be considered for admission. English 
language proficiency must be demonstrated in at least one of the following four 

1. Complete level 109 from an ELS, Inc. language center. 

2. Score a minimum of 550 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign 

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

4. Have a combined 2.5 grade-point average with no grade below a "C" in two 
English composition courses from an AACRAO (American Association of 
Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) accredited college or university. 

Admission as a Transient Student 

Transient students may take any course offered by the University, provided that 
they secure permission from their current institution certifying that the institution 
will accept for transfer credit the academic work done by the student at Oglethorpe. 
The student must have completed all prerequisites required for the proposed course 
of study. This permission is the responsibility of the transient student. A letter of 
good standing or a current transcript must be sent to the University College Office 
before a transient student can be accepted. 


Academic Regulations and 

Academic Advising 

Each student consults with the MBA Director or MBA Advisor in preparing 
course schedules, discussing post-graduation plans, and inquiring, about any other 
academic matters. The MBA Director or the MBA Advisor serves as the student's 
academic advisor. To change advisors a student must complete the following proce- 
dural steps: 

• Ask the proposed "new" faculty advisor for permission to be added to the 
faculty member's advisee list. 

• Ask the current advisor to send the student file to the faculty member who 
has agreed to be the student's new advisor. 

• Ascertain that the new advisor has received the file and has sent an Advisor 
Change notice to the Registrar's Office. 


Students should make appointments prior to or during registration to consult 
with their academic advisors. 

Class Attendance 

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

Final Examinations 

Final examinations, up to four hours in length, generally are given during the 
last evening of each class. 

The Oglethorpe Honor Code, Withdrawals, Drop/ Add, 
Refunds, Grading, Grade Appeals, and Graduation 

The policies regarding The Oglethorpe Honor Code, Withdrawals, Drop Add, 
Refunds, Grading, Grade Appeals, and Graduation Exercises are the same as those 
for Undergraduates. Please refer to that section for further information. 


A cumulative GPA of 3.0 with no more than two grades below a B- is required for 
graduation. If the cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 the student will not be in good 


academic standing. The first session that a student falls below a 3.0, the student will 
be placed on warning. In an effort to improve the student's GPA he/she may retake 
the course; no additional credits are earned for the course; however, the new grade 
and quality points will replace the original grade. If a student is on warning, and the 
next session still falls below a 3.0, the student is placed on probation. 

A student on probation is allowed to take no more than one course each session 
in the MBA program until he/she exits the probation period. If a student continues 
on probation, the student is excluded from attending the MBA program for one 
session and is placed on exclusionary probation. 

If a student returns from exclusionary probation and the next session is in good 
standing, then the exclusionary probation is removed. If the student is still not in 
good standing, the student is permanently excluded from the MBA program. 

Master of Business Administration Tuition and Fees 

Payment of tuition and fees is due at the time of registration each semester. 
Failure to make the necessary payments will result in the cancellation of the student's 
registration. Students receiving financial aid are required to pay the difference be- 
tween the amount of their aid and the amount due by the deadline. Please see the 
Tuition and Costs section of this bulletin for current tuition and fees. 
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 class/session ends. Student accounts that are delinquent will be subject 
to late fees and finance charges. Registration for future sessions will be withheld on 
accounts with a past due balance. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial Assistance for MBA programs is very limited. In some cases, students 
are eligible for Federal Perkins Loans, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford 
Loans, or Federal PLUS Loans as described in the Financial Assistance section of 
this bulletin. 


MBA Course Descriptions 


MBA 540 Calculus for Business Decisions (4 hours) 

This course focuses on applied mathematics: Algebra and Calculus that are 
needed in constrained optimizations of target variables such as maximization of 
output, profit, return of investment, minimization of cost, optimal inputs uses, etc. 
The students of this course will benefit in getting good grasps in all other courses 
that use these mathematical concepts. This course does not cover graduate credit, 
but is for the convience of students who need this prerequisite material. 

MBA 600 Commercial Civilization (3 hours) 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the evolution of free 
market thinking since the dawn of civilization through the present. The course will be 
divided into two sections. The first begins with the hostility of Aristotle and then 
proceeds to analyze the mercantile philosophy of the Catholic Church. The specific 
markets impacted by the Crusades alone, with a natural progression into the Renais- 
sance will follow. This portion of the course will end with the champions of free 
market thinking, i.e., Smith, Franklin, and Weber. The second half of the course will 
analyze various industries and the individuals that developed them throughout the 
nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The focus of the second half of the course will be 
primarily but not exclusively with the United States. Prerequisites: Admission to the 

MBA 640 Moral Leadership (3 hours) 

In this seminar students examine the moral, ethical, and value-based elements of 
leadership in organizations. Issues as to how one determines what is right or wrong 
with respect to organizational action, from both an individual and organizational 
context, are discussed. There is an emphasis on getting the students to employ moral 
reasoning and to articulate their own perspectives on the challenges of moral leader- 
ship. Prerequisites: Introduction to Management and Admission to the program. 

MBA 660 Value Creation for the Customer (3 hours) 

In this seminar students are introduced to systems thinking and analysis and 
examine how the various segments of business can be brought together to form a 
complete value creation system that can lead to sustain able competitive advantages 
in the marketplace. Students will examine various perspectives of Systems Analysis 
and Total Quality Management. Prerequisites: Introduction to Management, Survey 
of Microeconomics, and Admission to the program. 

MBA 670 Global Enterprise (3 hours) 

In this context seminar students examine the challenges that leaders and manag- 
ers face in conducting business across national frontiers and in the competitive 
global environment. Participants study the impact that changes in technology, eco- 
nomic policy, and politics have on the capacity of an organization to compete and 
succeed in the international arena. Students will also participate in a cross cultural 


simulation designed to teach the frustrations and necessities of knowing cultural 
differences. Prerequisites: Introduction to Management and Admission to the pro- 


MBA 610 Capital Decision Making (3 hours) 

This content course focuses on the conceptual and practical problems associated 
with the financial management of the non-financial firm. Topics that will be dis- 
cussed will include capital budgeting, cost of capital, firm valuation, capital structure, 
dividend policy and investment strategies, and capital management. Selected reading 
and case studies will be used to present the theoretical and practical framework for 
corporate financial decision-making, Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I, Mana- 
gerial Finance, Introduction to Management, and Admission to the program. 

MBA 620 Economics of the Enterprise (3 hours) 

This course continues at a more advanced level the study of several topics in- 
cluded in the prerequisite course: supply, demand, opportunity cost, marginal and 
average costs, and the determination of the optimal output level for price searchers 
and price takers. New topics include the estimation of demand functions, price 
discrimination, intertemporal decision-making, the economics of information, the 
economics of property rights, and the theory of regulation. Prerequisites: Survey of 
Microeconomics and Admission to the program. 

MBA 630 Managerial Accounting & Control (3 hours) 

This course examines the analytical techniques and methodologies used to gen- 
erate accounting information necessary for internal decision-making. Topics to be 
covered include information requirements for financing, resource allocation, pro- 
duction and marketing decisions. Additionally, techniques for performance evalua- 
tion, of management and business marketing segments will be reviewed. The course 
will help the student to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Man- 
agement Account, and Chartered Financial Analyst qualifying examinations. Pre- 
requisites: Principles of Accounting I and Admission to the program. 

MBA 650 Marketing Decision Making (3 hours) 

This course is designed to help students understand how to develop, evaluate, 
and implement strategies for the market. Emphasis will be on promoting a long-term 
approach to marketing by providing students with principles, tools, and concepts 
that create an entrepreneurial thrust and strategic competitive advantage. This course 
will make heavy use of case analyses. Prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I, Survey 
of Microeconomics, Introduction to Marketing, and Admission to the program. 


Because of the changing nature of business and industry, as well as the changing 
nature of the world at large, the topics of the elective courses is continually changing. 
However a representative list would include, but is not limited to: Personal Taxation, 
Corporate Taxation, Portfolio Management, Speculative Markets, Studies in Lead- 
ership, Psychology of Consumption, Consumer Behavior, Stabilization Policy, Entre- 
preneurship, Theory of Constraint, Comparative Organizations, and Total Quality 


MBA 617 Portfolio Management (2 hours) 

This course introduces the student to the environment in which investment 
decisions are made and to the variety of investment opportunities that are available. 
Various pricing models and techniques will be discussed. The three-step equity 
valuation process will be explored. Various performance measures and financial 
derivatives will be introduced. 

MBA 622 Stabilization Policy (2 hours) 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the knowledge to under- 
stand economic policy. The student will be introduced to the workings of monetary 
and fiscal policies and their use in confronting the macroeconomic problems of 
inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. The course will also address the 
inconsistency between domestic and international economic stabilization policies. 

MBA 641 Studies in Leadership (2 hours) 

This course is designed to explore the development and use of leadership theo- 
ries, concepts and practices as portrayed in film and literature. Such topics as manag- 
ing change, motivation, communications, crisis management, cultural diversity, deci- 
sion making, ethics and value, group dynamic, problem solving, leadership style and 
traits, organizational culture, power and authority, gender leadership differences, 
group solving, entrepreneurship, etc. are possible topics to be covered. Students will 
have an opportunity to refine their leadership capabilities by better understanding 
leadership in action through film cases and classic literature case studies. 

MBA 642 Soul of Leadership (2 hours) 

In this course we explore the often neglected elements of Leadership of Organi- 
zations- the Spiritual and Soulful elements. How can we learn to build organizations 
that encourage the development and fulfillment of complete human beings? We 
read David Whyte's "The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Soul in Corporate America", 
and Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Prerequisite: 
Moral Leadership or Value Creation. 

MBA 661 New Business Plan Writing (2 hours) 

In this course students will assess the feasibility for a new venture start-up and 
will write a preliminary plan for their venture. Texts and assignments will focus on 
providing tools to complete the feasibility assessment, and teams will make their 
formal presentation at the end of the session. 

The following two courses will have different subjects of discussions depending 
on the business circumstances existent at the time of offering. Previous offerings 
have included: Total Quality Management, Managerial Problem Solving, and Strate- 
gic Thinking. 

MBA 681 Issues in Business (2 hours) 

This course may have prerequisites, but will not have a Core course as a prereq- 

MBA 686 Topics in Business (2 hours) 

The prerequisites for this course will include a Core course. The specific Core 
prerequisite will depend on the course content. 



MBA 690 Business Simulation (5 hours) 

In this capstone course students work in teams and each team tests its skill in a 
business simulation. Teams will be confronted with difficult operating and economic 
decisions. The simulation will involve the application of specific models and quanti- 
tative techniques to the analysis of their decisions. Applications will include optimiza- 
tion, statistical inference and decision making under uncertainty. The simulation will 
make use of models such as multiple regression and linear programming. Prerequi- 
sites: All content courses. 

MBA 700 Practicum Project (5 hours) 

In this seminar, students will bring all of their experiences in the classroom and 
career to the test. During the Practicum, students will be required to have chosen a 
final team group, and have defined a comprehensive project. Project definition can 
include SBI and SBDC Small Business Studies, New Venture Business Plans, Busi- 
ness Self-Studies, International Business projects, or others. Before students are 
allowed to register for the Practicum, they must schedule and complete a practicum 
proposal. This is done in coordination with their faculty Practicum Committee. The 
Practicum involves a series of meetings between the team and their chosen faculty 
advisor, designed to help the students craft their projects. The Practicum is complete 
when students defend their project in front of the MBA faculty and a panel of 
professional business representatives. This project must be completed within one 
year of project proposal. Prerequisites: All content and context courses. 


Glossary of Oglethorpe Terms 
and Historical References 

A Glossary of Oglethorpe Terms and Historical References 

Academic quad - The major academic buildings are arranged around a large 
grassy rectangle. Many informal and formal activities take place on the academic 
quad including Quadfest in the fall, the Stomp the Lawn Concert, and commence- 
ment in the spring. The original gothic buildings on the academic quad are on the 
National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Thornwell Jacobs called the granite halls the 
"Silent Faculty," implying that they could inspire students to learn. 

Battle of Bloody Marsh - The "battle" is a tug-of-war between a student team and 
a faculty/staff team organized by the Programming Board that takes place in the fall 
on the academic quad. The name refers to the 1742 battle in which the forces of 
General Oglethorpe defeated the Spanish troops in south Georgia. 

Boar's Head - Boar's Head is held in the Conant Center on the first Friday in 
December. It begins with a procession of the members of Omicron Delta Kappa in a 
academic regalia carrying a roasted boar's head on a litter. The procession is fol- 
lowed by a reading of the Boar's Head story. The rest of the celebration consists of 
a concert featuring the University Singers, the lighting of the holiday tree and a 
reception sponsored by the Oglethorpe Student Association. The armorial crest of 
General James Edward Oglethorpe, which depicts four boars' heads, serves as the 
inspiration for this annual tradition. 

Bomb Shelter - The name for this snack bar and game room in the lower level of 
the student center does not refer to any previous functions as a bomb shelter. It was 
named for a video show, Bomb Shelter Television or BSTV, that was produced by a 
student group for several years in the mid 1980s. 

Bubble - References to the 'Oglethorpe Bubble' remind one of the risk of suc- 
cumbing to the cocoon-like atmosphere that can surround an Oglethorpe student. 
In the warmth and comfort of the Oglethorpe Bubble the realities of life outside the 
campus fence can seem remote. 

Core, The (Core Curriculum) - A distinctive element of an Oglethorpe educa- 
tion since the 1940's, the Core, in its current form, provides a four-year common 
learning experience for all students. The Core encourages students to pursue links 
among the various areas of study and to appreciate the value of intellectual inquiry. 

Crypt of Civilization Time Capsule - Situated behind a stainless steel door in 
the lower level of Hearst Hall, the Oglethorpe Crypt was identified by the Guiness 
Book of World Records as "the first successful attempt to bury a record of this culture 
for any future inhabitants or visitors to the planet Earth." Sealed in 1940 by Dr. 
Thornwell Jacobs, the Crypt is not to be opened until 8113 A.D. It contains an 
encyclopedic inventory intended to be a "museum" of representative culture from 
the times of the Egyptians through the mid-twentieth century. The first item to be 
seen upon the opening of the Crypt is the "language integrator," designed to teach 
twentieth century English to the generations of 81 13. 

Crypt Capsule 2010 - Located in the lobby of the Emerson Student Center, the 
time capsule was sealed on Oglethorpe Day 2000 to help heighten awareness of the 
Crypt of Civilization. It is scheduled to be opened on Oglethorpe Day 2010. 


Elephant - In November 1941 the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey 
Circus was performing in Atlanta. Eighteen circus elephants were poisoned by what 
was later determined to be arsenic. When nine of the beasts died, an enterprising 
professor in the Oglethorpe medical school had one hauled to campus and depos- 
ited behind Lowry Hall (now Weltner library) for use in his comparative anatomy 
class. As the animal began to decay a hole was dug next to the body and it was rolled 
in and buried. 

Fishbowl - The admission conference room off the foyer to the admission office 
in Lupton Hall is commonly referred to as the fishbowl because only a glass wall 
separates it from the foyer. 

Georgia Shakespeare Festival - The Georgia Shakespeare Festival has been a 
fixture on the Oglethorpe University campus since the 1980s when it has housed in 
a tent on the infield of the university track and at other locations. Since the summer 
of 1997 GSF has shared occupancy of the university's Conant Preforming Arts Cen- 
ter, performing Shakespeare and other plays six months out of the year. 

Great Hall of Hearst - Phoebe Hearst Hall, named for the mother of William 
Randolph Hearst, was built in 1915. The Great Hall is the building lobby that fea- 
tures a large stone fireplace and beautiful carved woodwork. The Great Hall is the 
site of many traditional events at the university. 

Greek Row - This term refers to the cul-de-sac that is home to four fraternity and 
two sorority houses. 

Ho Chi Minh Trail - This is the informal name of the walkway that runs through 
the woods from the upper quad residence area to connect with the sidewalks be- 
tween the library and the student center. Presumbably this designation came about 
in the 1960's or 70's and refers to the trail that was named for the leader of North 
Vietnam during the Vietnam War. 

Jacobs, Thornwell - Dr. Jacobs was the driving force behind the reopening of 
Oglethorpe University on its present site in 1916. He was responsible for the Gothic 
revival architecture of the original buildings and served as university president for 
nearly three decades. The Crypt of Civilization was his idea and project. The sayings 
inscribed over the portals of Lupton and Hearst Halls are all from Dr. Jacobs. 

Lanier, Sidney - The most distinguished alumnus of Old Oglethorpe was Sidney 
Lanier, class of 1860, destined to achieve fame as a poet, critic, and musician. Born in 
Macon, Georgia he entered Oglethorpe at age fifteen. His favorite college activity 
was the Thalians, then a literary and debating society. After graduation Lanier 
served in the Confederate army. His most famous poems were about nature includ- 
ing, "Song of the Chattahoochee." Shordy before his death at age thirty-nine, Lanier 
remarked that his greatest intellectual influence was his college days at Oglethorpe 

Lupton Hall Bell Tower - Built as a freestanding structure in 1920, the granite 
tower is trimmed in limestone. The tower is a monument to Margaret Lupton. Her 
son and Oglethorpe benefactor John T Lupton of Chattanooga, Tennessee at one 
time owned the exclusive franchise to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. The tower 


still has its original clock and bell chimes. The carillon atop the building was added 
in the early 1970s. In the 1920s two more sections with entrances were added to the 
tower to complete Lupton Hall as a unified academic building. 

Nescit Cedere (pronounced "nes-keer keh-deh-reh") - The university uses as its 
coat-of-arms the crest of the Oglethorpe family. Their symbol was the ferocious wild 
boar. The coat-of-arms features boars' heads on a silver field. Underneath in the 
Latin script is the Oglethorpe family motto adopted by the University. "Nescit Cedere," 
which is freely rendered as "He does not know how to give up." This phrase is used 
as the last line in the Oglethorpe alma mater. 

Night of the Arts - At the Oglethorpe Night of the Arts in October the university's 
creative students, faculty and staff take the stage to perform. The evening, which is 
sponsored by the literary magazine, features readings of poetry and fiction, dance, 
musical performances and art displays. 

Oglethorpe, General James Edward (1696-1785) - General Oglethorpe, the 
university's namesake, founded the Georgia colony at Savannah in 1733. The 
university's collegiate gothic architecture was inspired by Corpus Christi College of 
Oxford University, Oglethorpe's alma matter. 

Oglethorpe Day - Oglethorpe Day, the second Wednesday in February is a 
festive occasion, which honors the founders of the university and serves to remind 
members of the community of the institution's rich history and unique traditions. 
Convocation kicks off the day's festivities, which typically include such elements as 
music, drama, and food. 

Oglethorpe Student Association - This is the official name of Oglethorpe's 
student government. The OSA is composed of three bodies - an executive council, 
a senate and the programming board. 

Old Oglethorpe University - Originally founded in 1835 by Georgia Presbyteri- 
ans, Old Oglethorpe was one of the oldest denominational institutions south of the 
Virginia line. It was located near the antebellum Georgia capital of Milledgeville. The 
curriculum consisted primarily of classical languages and literature, theology, and 
natural sciences. Oglethorpe's president during much of this time was Samuel 
Talmage. Other distinguished faculty were Joseph LeConte, destined to achieve 
world fame as geologist, and James Woodrow, the first professor in Georgia to hold 
the Ph.D. Old Oglethorpe, which is said to have died at Gettysburg," perished during 
the Civil War. 

Petrels of Fire - Based on the Cambridge University tradition portrayed in the 
movie "Chariots of Fire," the Petrels of Fire is a footrace that takes place on Oglethorpe 
Day each year. In the race Oglethorpe runners strive to circumnavigate the academic 
quadrangle beginning at the first stroke of 12 on the bell tower carillon and finish 
before the final stroke. 

Petey - Petey the Petrel is Oglethorpe's costumed mascot. Petey appears most 
often at basketball games. 


Programming Board - An elected body of the Oglethorpe Student Association 
the board plans concerts, parties and other entertainment for the student body. 

Recruitment - Once known as rush, recruitment is the process by which fraterni- 
ties and sororities gain new members. It consists of a series of events that are 
designed to provide an opportunity for interested students to meet fraternity and 
sorority members. Through the recruitment process interested students are able to 
learn about the goals, purpose, and benefits of membership in a Greek letter orga- 
nization. At the same time the fraternities and sororities are able to get to know 
those students who they will invite to become members. 

Rikard Lecture - Helping student understand current issues in business is the 
purpose of the Mack A. Rikard lectures at Oglethorpe. The series, named for a 
former trustee and benefactor of the university, brings a business or civic leader to 
campus several times a year. 

Stomp the Lawn - This outdoor concert, produced by the programming board 
in April on the academic quad, features a name band, booths, games of various kinds 
and a picnic. Some bands that have performed at Stomp the Lawn are Drivin' N' 
Cryin,' Jump Little Children, Edwin McCain and Michelle Malone. 

Stormy Petrel (idiosyncratically pronounced "pea-trel") - For sports teams 
Oglethorpe University's mascot is the Stormy Petrel. The Stormy Petrel is a small sea 
bird that flies in the face of storms. According to legend, James Oglethorpe, on his 
first transatlantic voyage to Georgia in 1733, was inspired by students to be extinct 
despite the fact that it is one of the most numerous bird species on earth. The 
nickname is uniue in all of American intercollegiate sports. Duane Hanson, re- 
nowned former Oglethorpe art faculty member, designed the stylized version of the 
petrel seen on Dorough Field House. 

Thailand Society - Originally formed in 1839 at Old Oglethorpe in Milledgeville, 
this organization is the university's oldest student organization. The Thalians meet 
regularly to discuss issues of social, political, or philosophical interest to the mem- 

Thermometer - Also known as the keyhole, this is the common name for Muade 
Jacobs Driveway that ends in a circular drive between Lupton and Hearst Halls. Built 
in the 1920s the drive used to run out to Peachtree Road. 

Tower - The Tower is Oglethorpe's literary magazine. It is named for the rooms 
on the top floor of the library, now occupied by the museum director, where its staff 
meetings were first held, The magazine includes poems, short essays, and stories, 
photographs, and artwork by students, faculty and members of the Oglethorpe 
community at large. 

24 Hour Room - There is a study room located on the entrance level of the 
Weltner Library that is open around the clock for late night and early morning 
studying, writing papers, etc. Snack machines are located in the room and it is the 
only part of the library in which food is permitted. 


UPC (The University Program Committee) - Composed of faculty , staff and 
students, the UPC plans co-curricular lectures and performances throughout the 
academic year that are open to the Oglethorpe community. 

Upper Quad - This term refers to the residence hall area that includes Alumni, 
Dempsey, Jacobs, Schmidt and Trustee Halls, They are laid out in a three-sided 
rectangle with an open end. 

Virgin Bourbon Party - The purpose of this October party, sponsored by the 
Oglethorpe Student Association, is to unite students, build community and prove to 
everyone that students can have a good time without consuming alcohol. This party 
is held in the Traer residence hall courtyard. 

WJTL - The campus radio station broadcasts over the Internet utilizing Real 
Audio. The final three call letters stand for John Thomas Lupton, an early benefac- 
tor of the university and namesake of Lupton Hall. 

Yamacraw - Because the University serves as a "living memorial" to the founder 
of Georgia, it features many references to the life and legend of General James 
Oglethorpe. The school yearbook is named the Yamacraw after the native American 
tribe who befriended him in Georgia. 



Academic Advising 37 

Academic Calendar 5 

Academic Dismissal 41 

Academic Good Standing 41 

Academic Load - Normal 40 

Academic Policies Governing 

Student Financial Aid 29 

Academic Regulations 37 

Access to Student Records 43 

Administration 2 

Admission - Graduate 84 

Admission - Undergraduate 34 

Advanced Placement Credit 37 

Application Procedure 36 

Graduation Program 

MBA 84 

Undergraduate Program 34 

Application for Financial Aid 30 

Attendance 38 

Auditing Courses 41 

Awards and Honors 22 

Calendar 5 

Campus Facilities 11 

Career Services 24 

CLEP 37 

Community Life 19 

Computer Facilities and Services . 12 

Computer Use Policy 13 

Course Description 59 

Accounting 60 

American Studies 61 

Art 61 

Business Administration .. 62,63,64 

Communications 65 

Computer Science 66 

Economics 67,68,69 

English 69,70 

French 70,71 

General Science 71 

History 71,72,73 

Mathematics 73 

Music 73,74 

Philosophy 74 

Physical Fitness 74 

Politics 74,75 

Psychology 76,77,78 

Sociology 78,79 

Spanish 79 

Course Level 42 

Credit by Examination 37 

Course Level 42 

Credit by Examination 37 

Cultural Opportunities 

on Campus 20 

Dean's List 41 

Degrees 48 

Degrees With Latin 

Academic Honors 40,49 

Discipline and Majors 50 

Discipline and Majors cont'd 

Accounting 50 

American Studies 51 

Business Administration 51 

Communications 52 

Organizational Management 53 

Psychology 54 

Directory of Correspondence 2 

Disability Access 12 

Discriminatory Harassment 

Policy 21 

Drop/ Add Course 16 

Experiential Education 24 

Final Examinations 38 

Financial Aid 

Assitance 28 

Eligibility 31 

Emergency Loan Funds 29 

Fedeal Aid Refund Policies 32 

Payment of Awards 32 

Financial Obligations 18 

Food Service 20 

Glossary of Oglethorpe Terms 92 

Grade Appeals 39 

Grading 38 

Graduate Program of Study 

Master of Business Administration 

Admission 84 

Advisement and Registration ... 86 

Capstone Courses 83 

Content Courses 83 

Context Courses 82 

Course Description 88,89,90,91 

Overview 82 

Graduation Exercises 41 

Graduation Requirements 

Undergraduate 48,49 

Honor Code 44 

Honors and Awards 22 


History 7 

Incompletes 40 

Institutional Refund Policy 17 

International Students 34 

Internships - 

See Experiential Education 24 

Latin Academics Honors 35,42,49 

Learning Resource Center 25 

Library (Lowry Hall) 12 

Lowry Hall Library 12 

Major Programs 

and Requirements 48 

Minors 54 

Accounting Minor 54 

Art Minor 55 

Business Administration 

Minor 55 

Communications Minor 55 

Economics Minor 55 

English Minor 55 

History Minor 56 

International Studies Minor 56 

Organizational Management 

Minor 56 

Politics Minor 56 

Psychology Minor 57 

OBook -The 22 

Probation and Dismissal 41 

Refund Policy 17 

Registration - Undergraduate 38 

Repeating a Course 43 

Residency Requirement 48 


Option 39 

Sexual Harassment Policy 21 

Special Status Students 36 

Student Classification 42 

Study Rights and 

Responsibilities 20 

Student Role in Institutional 

Decision-making 20 

Transfer Students 35 

Transient Students 

Graduate 85 

Undergraduate 36 

Tuition and Costs 15 

Tutoring (ARC) 25 

Visitors 3 

Withdrawal from a Course 42 

Withdrawal from the University ... 42 



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