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ndergraduate and Graduate Bulletin 

2003-2005 






OGLETHORPE 

UNIVERSITY 



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2003-2005 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 
2003-2005 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 2003-2005 academic years. 
Final responsibility for selecting and scheduling courses and satisfactorily completing curriculum requirements 
rests with the student. 

1 



Directory of Correspondence 



Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road. 
(404) 261-1441 

General College Policy: 



N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30319-2797 



Academic Policy: 
Admission: 
Alumni Relations: 
Campus Safety: 

Financial Aid/Scholarships: 
Financial Information: 

Public Information and Public Relations: 

Student Records / Transcripts: 
University College Administration: 



Larry D. Large 
President 

Christopher Ames 

Provost 

David Rhodes 

Vice President of Enrollment 

Kelei Sabatino 

Director of Alumni Relations 

Rus Drew 

Assistance Dean of Student Affairs 
and 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 

Rebecca Whicker 

Executive Director of Marketing and 
Public Relations 

Susan Bacher 
Registrar 

Karen S. Carter 
Director of University College 
Joshua M. Waller '03 
Associate Director of University 

College 
Tonia Minor 
Assistant Director of University 

College 
Gina Laney 
Academic Advisor 
Nathalie Mesadieu '03 
University College Operations 
Coordinator 
Kay Hawkins 
Graduate Administrative Coordinator 



University College Council: 



Robert A. Blumenthal 
Chair and Faculty Coordinator 
Christopher Ames 
Christian Benton 
William Brightman 
Anne Rosenthal 
Bradford Smith 
William Straley 



University Relations: 



Victoria L. Weiss 

Vice President for University Relations 



Visitors 



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 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other Univer- 
sity administrative offices are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Reg- 
istrar, Business and Financial Aid Offices are also available to students on desig- 
nated evenings during registration periods. All University offices close at 12:00 
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@facstaff.oglethorpe.edu 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 
www.oglethorpe.edu/uc. 



Table of Contents 



Directory of Correspondence 2 

Visitors 3 

Table of Contents 4 

University College Undergraduate Calender 5 

History 13 

Presidents of the University 16 

Campus Facilities 17 

Tuition 8c Costs 25 

Community Life 29 

Educational Enrichment 33 

Financial Assistance 37 

University College Admission 43 

Academic Regulations and Policies 49 

Undergraduate Programs of Study 59 

Disciplines And Majors 62 

Minors 70 

Course Descriptions 73 

Graduate Programs 99 

Glossary of Oglethorpe Terms and Historical References 117 



University College 
2003-2006 Calendar 



Fall 2003 



Accelerated Session 1 



Mon 


Sept 1 


Tues 


Sept 2 


Wed 


Sept 3 


Thurs 


Sept 4 


Fri 


Sept 5 


Sat 


Sept 6 


Mon 


Sept 8 


Tues 


Sept 9 


Fri 


Oct 3 


Sat 


Oct 18 


Tues 


Oct 21 


Wed 


Oct 22 


Accelerated Session 2 


Sat 


Oct 25 


Mon 


Oct 27 


Tues 


Oct 28 


Wed 


Oct 29 


Thurs 


Oct 30 


Fri 


Oct 31 


Mon 


Nov 3 


Wed-Sat 


Nov 26 - 29 


Mon 


Dec 1 


Mon 


Dec 1 


Sat 


Dec 13 


Wed 


Dec 17 


Thurs 


Dec 18 



Labor Day Holiday 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 1 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12KM) pjn. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline at 12:00 p.m. 
First day of Sat classes 

50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline at 12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline at 12:00 p.m. 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exam for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First d^y of Sat classes 

Firsi day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 2 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
Thanksgiving Holiday 
Session 3 and Session 4 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 



Spring 2004 



Accelerated Session 3 



Sat 


Jan 10 


Mon 


Jan 12 


Tues 


Jan 13 


Wed 


Jan 14 


Thurs 


Jan 15 


Fri 


Jan 16 


Sat 


Jan 17 


Mon 


Jan 19 


Tues 


Jan 20 


Fri 


Feb 13 


Sat 


Feb 28 


Tues 


Mar 2 


Wed 


Mar 3 


Acceleratec 


1 Session 4 


Sat 


Mar 6 


Mon 


Mar 8 


Tues 


Mar 9 


Wed 


MarlO 


Thurs 


Mar 11 


Fri 


Mar 12 


Mon 


Mar 15 


Mon - Sat 


Marl5-Mar20 


Mon 


Apr 5 



Th 



Apr 15 



Sat 


Apr 24 


Mon 


May 3 


Tues 


May 4 


Sat 


May 8 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 3 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline at 12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline at 12:00 p.m 
No Sat classes 

Martin Luther Kingjr. Holiday 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline at 12:00 p.m. 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Saturday classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First day of Saturday classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 4 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
UC Spring Break 
Session 5 and Session 6 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Saturday classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Commencement 



Summer 2004 



Accelerated Session 5 



Mon 
Tues 
Wed 



May 10 
May 11 
May 12 



First day of Mon/Wed classes 
First day of Tues/Thurs classes 
Drop/ Add, Session 5 registration, and 100% 
Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 



Thurs 


May 13 


Fri 


May 14 


Sat 


May 15 


Mon 


May 17 


Mon 


May 31 


Fri 


June 11 


Sat 


June 26 


Tues 


June 29 


Wed 


June 30 


Accelerated Session 6 


Mon 


July 5 


Tues 


July 6 


Wed 


July 7 


Thurs 


JulyS 



Fri 



July 9 



Sat 
Mon 


July 10 
July 12 


Tues 


July 13 


Mon 


July 26 


Fri 


Aug 6 


Sat 

Tues 

Wed 


Aug 21 
Aug 24 
Aug 25 


Fall 2004 




Accelerated Session 1 


Sat 
Mon 
Tues 
Wed 


Aug 28 
Aug 30 
Aug 31 
Septl 


Thurs 


Sept 2 


Fri 


Sept 3 


Sat 

Mon 

Tues 


Sept 4 
Sept 6 
Sept 7 



75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 

First day of Sat classes 

25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Memorial Day Holiday 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



July 4 th Holiday 

First day of classes for Tues/Thurs classes 
First day of classes for Mon/Wed classes 
Drop/ Add, Session 6 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
First day of classes for Sat classes 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Session 1 and Session 2 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 1 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
No Saturday classes 
Labor Day Holiday 
25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 

7 



Fri 



Octl 



Sat 


Oct 16 


Tues 


Oct 19 


Wed 


Oct 20 


Accelerate 


d Session 2 


Sat 


Oct 23 


Mon 


Oct 25 


Tues 


Oct 26 


Wed 


Oct 27 


Thurs 


Oct 28 


Fri 


Oct 29 


Tues 


Nov 2 


Wed -Sat 


Nov 24 


Mon 


Nov 29 



Mon 



Dec 6 



Sat 




Dec 11 


Wed 




Dec 15 


Thurs 




Dec 16 


Spring 


2005 




Accelerated Session 3 


Sat 




Jan 8 


Mon 




Jan 10 


Tues 




Jan 11 


Wed 




Jan 12 


Thurs 




Jan 13 


Fri 




Jan 14 


Sat 




Jan 15 


Mon 




Jan 17 


Tues 




Jan 18 



Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 
12:00 p.m. 

Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thursday 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 2 registration, and 100% 
Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 

75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 
12:00 p.m. 

50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 
12:00 p.m. 

25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 
12:00 p.m. 
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Holidays 

Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 
12:00 p.m. 

Session 3 and Session 4 internship docu- 
ments due to Career Services Office 

Final Exams for Sat classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 



Fri 



Feb 11 



Sat 


Feb 26 


Tues 


Marl 


Wed 


Mar 2 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 3 registration and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
No classes 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 
25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exam for Saturday classes 
Final Exam for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exam for Mon/Wed classes 



Accelerated Session 4 



Sat 


Mar 5 


Mon 


Mar 7 


Tues 


Mar 8 


Wed 


Mar 9 


Thurs 


MarlO 


Fri 


Mar 11 


Mon 


March 14 


Mon - Sat 


Marl4-Marl9 


Mon 


Apr 4 



Fri 



Apr 15 



Sat 


Apr 23 


Mon 


May 2 


Tues 


May 3 


Sat 


May 7 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 4 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
UC Spring Break 
Session 5 and Session 6 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exam for Sat classes 
Final Exam for Mon/Wed classes 
Final Exam for Tues/Thurs classes 
Commencement 



Summer 2005 



Accelerated Session 5 



Mon 


May 9 


Tues 


May 10 


Wed 


May 11 


Thurs 


May 12 


Fri 


May 13 


Sat 


May 14 


Mon 


May 16 


Mon 


May 30 


Fri 


JunlO 


Sat 


Jun25 


Tues 


Jun28 


Wed 


Jun29 


Accelerated Session 6 



Tues 
Wed 
Thurs 

Fri 



July 5 
July 6 
July 7 

JulyS 



First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 5 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
First day of Sat classes 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Memorial Day Holiday 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Saturday classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 6 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 



Sat 
Mon 


July 9 
July 11 


Tues 


July 12 


Mon 


July 25 


Fri 


Aug 5 


Sat 

Tues 

Wed 


Aug 20 
Aug 23 
Aug 24 


Fall 2005 




Accelerated Session 1 


Sat 
Mon 
Tues 
Wed 


Aug 27 
Aug 29 
Aug 30 
Aug 31 


Thurs 


Septl 


Fri 


Sept 2 


Sat 

Mon 

Tues 


Sept 3 
Sept 5 
Sept 6 



First day of Sat classes 

50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Session 1 and Session 2 internship documents 
due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



Fri 



Sept 30 



Sat 




Oct 15 


Tues 




Oct 18 


Wed 




Oct 19 


Accelerated Session 2 


Sat 




Oct 22 


Mon 




Oct 24 


Tues 




Oct 25 


Wed 




Oct 26 


Thurs 




Oct 27 


Fri 




Oct 28 


Mon 




Oct 31 


Wed- 


Sat 


Nov23-Nov26 


Mon 




Nov 28 



Mon 



Dec 5 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 1 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
No Sat classes 
Labor Day Holiday 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 2 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12300 pm 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12.-00p.rn. 
Thanksgiving Holidays 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Session 3 and Session 4 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
10 



Sat 




Dec 10 


Wed 




Dec 14 


Thurs 




Dec 15 


Spring 


2006 




Accelerated Session 3 


Sat 




Jan 7 


Mon 




Jan 9 


Tues 




Jan 10 


Wed 




Jan 11 


Thurs 




Jan 12 


Fri 




Jan 13 


Sat 




Jan 14 


Mon 




Jan 16 


Tues 




Jan 17 



Final Exams for Sat classes 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 

Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 



Fri 



Feb 10 



Sat 


Feb 25 


Tues 


Feb 28 


Wed 


Marl 


Accelerate* 


1 Session 4 


Mon 


Mar 6 


Tues 


Mar 7 


Wed 


Mar 8 


Thurs 


Mar 9 


Fri 


MarlO 


Sat 


Mar 11 


Mon 


Mar 20 


Mon - Sat 


Mar 20- 


Mon 


Apr3 



Tues 



Apr 25 



Sat 


Apr 29 


Mon 


May 1 


Tues 


May 2 


Sat 


May 13 



First day of Sat classes 
First day of Mon/Wed classes 
First day of Tues/Thurs classes 
Drop/ Add, Session 3 registration, and 100% 
Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 1200 pm. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
No Sat classes 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 



First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 4 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12.*00pm. 
75% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund- Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12KH)p.m. 
First day of Sat classes 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Mar 25 UC Spring Break 

Session 5 and Session 6 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 
Commencement 



1 1 



Summer 2006 



Accelerated Session 5 



Mon 
Tues 
Wed 


May 15 
May 16 
May 17 


Thurs 


May 18 


Fri 


May 19 


Sat 
Mon 


May 20 
May 22 


Mon 
Mon 


May 29 
Junl9 


Sat 
Tues 
Wed 
Thurs 


Julyl 
July 4 
July 5 
July 6 


Accelerated Session 6 


Sat 
Mon 
Tues 
Wed 


July 8 
July 10 
July 11 
July 12 


Thurs 


July 13 


Fri 


July 14 


Mon 


July 17 


Mon 


July 24 


Thurs 


Aug 10 


Sat 

Mon 

Tues 


Aug 19 
Aug 28 
Aug 29 



First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 5 registration, and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
First day of Sat classes 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Memorial Day Holiday 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
July 4 th Holiday 

Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 



First day of Sat classes 

First day of Mon/Wed classes 

First day of Tues/Thurs classes 

Drop/ Add, Session 6 registration and 100% 

Refund-Withdrawal deadline ends at 12:00 p.m. 
75% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
50% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
25% Refund-Withdrawal Deadline ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Session 1 and Session 2 internship documents 

due to Career Services Office 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grade ends at 

12:00 p.m. 
Final Exams for Sat classes 
Final Exams for Mon/Wed classes 
Final Exams for Tues/Thurs classes 



12 



History 




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 Mid- 
way, 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 mathemat- 
ics 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 remained 
as a tutor in 1861 until he, with other Oglethorpe cadets, marched away to war. 
Shortly before his death, Lanier remarked to a friend that his greatest intellectual 
impulse was during his college days at Oglethorpe University. 

Old Oglethorpe in effect "died at Gettysburg." During the Civil War its stu- 
dents were soldiers, its endowment was lost in Confederate bonds, and its build- 
ings were used for barracks and hospitals. The school closed in 1862 and after- 
ward conducted 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 innova- 
tions and expanded its curriculum to business and law courses and offered the 
first evening college classes in Georgia. The dislocation of the Reconstruction era 
proved insurmountable, however, and in 1872 Oglethorpe closed its doors for a 
second time. 

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, emblazoned with three boar's 
heads and the inscription Nescit Cedere ("He does not know how to give up"), repli- 
cated the Oglethorpe family standard. For the college athletic teams, Jacobs chose an 
unusual mascot - a small, persistent seabird which, according to legend, had inspired 
James Oglethorpe while on board ship to Georgia in 1732. The Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity nickname "Stormy Petrels" is unique in intercollegiate athletics. 



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Although Presbyterian congregations throughout the South contributed to the 
revival of Oglethorpe University, the school never reestablished a denominational 
affiliation. Since the early 1920s Oglethorpe has been an independent nonsectarian 
co-educational higher educational institution. Its curricular emphasis continued in 
the liberal arts and sciences and expanded into professional programs in business 
administration and education. From the 1920s through the 1940s, the institution 
received major contributions from several individuals. Some of the most prominent 
benefactors were: John Thomas Lupton, Coca-Cola bottler from Chattanooga, Ten- 
nessee; 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 ap- 
proximately 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 be- 
came, however, one of the earliest and most articulate critics of misplaced priorities 
in intercollegiate athletics, and Oglethorpe curtailed development in this area In 
the early 1930s Oglethorpe attracted widespread attention with its campus radio 
station, WJTL, named after benefactor John Thomas Lupton. Oglethorpe's Univer- 
sity of the Air was a notable experiment, which lasted about five years, that broad- 
cast 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 rec- 
ognize superior civic and scientific achievement. Among Oglethorpe's early honor- 
ary 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 poster- 
ity, 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 in- 
volved 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 "Citizenship" 
and "Human Understanding." After World War II, Oglethorpe University empha- 
sized characteristics it had always cultivated, notably close personal relationships, 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 histori- 
cal identity of Oglethorpe University was so strong that in 1972 the original char- 
tered name was re-established. Oglethorpe continued toward its goals and in the 



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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 Col- 
lege Guide - America's Top Liberal Arts Schools and many other guides to selective 
colleges. 

The student body, while primarily from the South, has become increasingly cosmo- 
politan; in a typical semester, Oglethorpe draws students from about 30 states and 30 
foreign countries. The University has established outreach through its evening-week- 
end degree programs; teacher certification and a graduate program 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 pedagogical techniques: 
perhaps most notable are the peer tutoring program, classroom learning that is 
actively connected to contemporary experience through internships and other op- 
portunities for experiential education, and a unique program in urban leadership 
that invites students to consider ways in which they can become community leaders 
for the future. Reflecting the contemporary growth of the city of Atlanta, Oglethorpe 
has recently developed a distinctive international dimension. Students at the Uni- 
versity may complement their campus programs with foreign studies at sister insti- 
tutions 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 



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Campus Facilities 




Oglethorpe University's facilities are generally accessible to students with physical 
disabilities. All buildings on campus are equipped with either ramps or ground- 
floor entry. With the exception of Lupton Hall, the primary classroom and office 
buildings have elevators to all floors. Appointments with faculty members or ad- 
ministrators with inaccessible offices are scheduled in accessible areas. Only three 
classrooms are not accessible. When appropriate, classes are reassigned to 
accomodate 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 Cen- 
ter, and any other interior spaces in buildings. 

Conant Performing Arts Center 

This new performing arts center, completed in 1997, is a four-story facility 
located adjacent to the Philip Weltner Library. It provides a permanent home for 
the Georgia Shakespeare Festival and for classes in theatre and music for Oglethorpe's 
undergraduate liberal arts students. It houses a mainstage theatre with seating for 
500, a lobby, rehearsal and dressing rooms, an area for receptions, offices, and 
shipping and receiving facilities. 

Dorough Field House 

The Dorough Field House is the site of intercollegiate basketball and volleyball 
and large campus gatherings such as concerts and commencement exercises. Built 
in 1960, the structure underwent major renovation in 1979. The building is named 
for the late R. E. Dorough, a former Trustee of the University. 

Emerson Student Center 

The Emerson Student Center is named in honor of William A. and Jane S. 
Emerson, benefactors of the University. As the hub of campus life, the Emerson 
Student Center houses the dining hall, the student association office, the student 
newspaper and yearbook offices, the radio station, the student post office, a lounge, 
television area, and a snack bar/ game room. The administrative offices of the Vice 
President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Student Center, the Director of 
Residence Life, the Center for Counseling and Health Services, and the Director of 
Musical Activities are also located here. An outdoor swimming pool is adjacent to 
the building. 

Goodman Hall 

Goodman Hall was built in 1956 and renovated in 1970, when it was trans- 
formed from a men's into a women's residence hall. In 1997 it was again renovated 
to provide support services for students such as the Academic Resource Center, 
Career Services, the Learning Resources Center, the Oglethorpe Cafe, and a com- 
puter laboratory. Also located in the building are the University's Network Services 
Office and the administrative offices of University College, which offers accelerated 
degree programs for adult students. 



Goslin Hall 



Goslin Hall, named in honor of Dr. Roy N. Goslin, the late Professor Emeritus 
of Physics, was completed in 1971 and houses the Division of Natural Sciences. 
Lecture halls and laboratories for biology, chemistry, and physics are located in the 
building. A new physics laboratory, made possible by a grant from the Olin Founda- 
tion, was opened in 1979. All laboratories were renovated in 1985 and again in 
200 1 when major reconstruction was completed in the interior of the building with 
the assistance of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and other major founda- 
tions, as well as a bequest from Eugene W. Ivy '49. A computer laboratory is also 
available for student use. 



Hearst Hall 



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

It was renovated in the fall of 1972 as a classroom and faculty office building. 
Most classes, with the exception of science and mathematics, are held in this build- 
ing, which is located directly across from Lupton Hall. Newly equipped multi-me- 
dia classrooms in 2001 include the Georgia Power Model Classroom. 

The dominant feature of the building is the beautiful Great Hall, the site of 
many traditional and historic events at Oglethorpe. Located on the lower level of 
the building is the University Bookstore and the much-publicized Crypt of Civiliza- 
tion. The capsule was sealed on May 28, 1940 and is not to be opened until May 28, 
8113. 



Lowry Hall - Philip Weltner Library 



The Philip Weltner Library is a recently remodeled and expanded facility, which 
includes a formal reading room with an atrium and an after-hours reading room. In 
addition, there are numerous study rooms and carrels, computers for on-line usage, 
and a film viewing 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 150,000 volumes includes books, periodicals, and mi- 
croforms, as well as audio-visual and machine-readable materials. More than 730 
periodical subscriptions provide a diversified 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 regular academic year. 



Lupton Hall 



Lupton Hall, built in 1920 and named in honor of John Thomas Lupton, was 
one of the three original buildings on the present Oglethorpe University campus. 
Renovated in 1973 and 1996, it contains primarily administrative offices, faculty 
offices, classrooms, and an auditorium for 300 persons. Administrative offices 
located in Lupton Hall include the President, Vice President for Business and Fi- 
nance, Provost, Vice President for Enrollment, Vice President for University Rela- 
tions, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Business Office. 

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The cast-bell carillon in the Lupton tower has 42 bells, which chime the quarter 
hours. 

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art 

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

In addition to the permanent collection, three exhibitions are held each year, 
which feature artwork that is international, representational, often figurative and 
spiritual in nature. 

Recent exhibitions such as The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Featuring Personal Sa- 
cred Objects of the Dalai Lama and The Grand Tour: Landscape and Veduta Paint- 
ings, Venice and Rome in the 18th Century have garnered national media attention 
and brought international art experts from around the world to lecture on campus. 

For Museum hours and exhibit information, call (404) 364-8555. 

J. Mack Robinson Hall 

Newly renovated in 2001, J. Mack Robinson Hall is a state-of-the-art classroom 
and faculty office building, which also houses art studios, a darkroom, video edit- 
ing facilities, and a slide library. 

Steve Schmidt Sport & Recreation Center 

Dedicated in 1995, the Schmidt Center is a 22,000 square-foot addition to 
Dorough Field House. The Center has basketball and volleyball courts, a running 
track, seven offices, a conference room, locker rooms, a weight room, handball 
courts, a training room, and an entrance lobby. The facility is used primarily for 
recreation and intramural sports. The Center is named for Stephen J. Schmidt, 
Oglethorpe University alumnus of the class of 1940 and long-time member of the 
Board of Trustees, who personally led the fund-raising effort for the addition. 

Sheffield Alumni Center 

The Sheffield Alumni Center, which is adjacent to the main campus, was first 
built as a home for Oglethorpe's presidents. It served in this role from 1968-1999, 
through the tenures of Presidents Vonk, Pattillo, and Stanton. Trustee and former 
Alumni Association president O.K. Sheffield, Jr.'53 saw a need for a visible alumni 
presence at Oglethorpe, welcoming alumni back and illustrating to students that 
their current status is just the beginning of a lifelong relationship with the Univer- 
sity. He advocated for the addition of an alumni center, and his generosity made 
possible the conversion of the former presidents' home to this use. The Sheffield 
Alumni Center officially opened and was named in honor of Mr. Sheffield in March 
2001. It provides space for alumni gatherings as well as for meetings of student and 
faculty groups. 



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Traer Residence Hall 



Built in 1969, Traer Hall is a three-story women's residence which houses 168 
students. Construction of the building was made possible through the generosity of 
the late Wayne S. Traer, Oglethorpe University alumnus of the class of 1928. The 
double occupancy rooms arranged in suites, open onto a central plaza courtyard. 



Upper Residence Quadrangle 



Five residence halls are situated around the upper quadrangle. Alumni, 
Dempsey, Jacobs, Schmidt, and Trustee Halls, constructed in 1968, house both men 
and women. All rooms on the first and second floors are suites with private en- 
trances and baths. Rooms on the third floor are traditional residence hall floors 
with a common bathroom. 



New Residence Hall 



Opened in the spring of 1996, the new residence hall is coed, non-smoking, 
and accommodates 73 students. It is designed as a more traditional facility with a 
central entrance. The rooms consist of two-, three-, and four-person suites off cen- 
tral hallways. 



Greek Row 



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



Computer Facilities and Services 



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

University College students may obtain access to computing services by 
securing a user account and password from the University College Office. This 
account will enable students to log onto computers in the University's computer 
labs as well as the library resource computers in Weltner Library. University 
College students desiring a student email account may make arrangements with 
Network Services to do so upon payment of a technology 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 
individuals have the responsibility to use computer resources in an efficient, effec- 

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tive, ethical, and lawful manner. The 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 without notice 
of privileges to use the resources and services, disciplinary action, including pos- 
sible termination, 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 University has the right to use 
information gained in this way in disciplinary or criminal proceedings. The com- 
puters and computer accounts in use by employees and students are to assist them 
in the performance of their jobs and in attaining their educational goals. Employ- 
ees 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 
telecommunication systems belonging to Oglethorpe University are for University 
business and educational purposes. Any other use in conflict with these purposes 
is not permitted. 

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, standalone 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. 

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

1. Users must comply with all copyrights laws and fair use provisions, software 
licenses, and all other state and federal laws governing intellectual property. 
Inappropriate reproduction and/or distribution of copyright music, mov- 
ies, computer software, text, images, etc. is strictly prohibited. 

2. The electronic mail system shall not be used for "broadcasting" of unsolic- 
ited mail (unless authorized by the department chair or unit head) or for 
sending chain letters. Fraudulent, harassing, obscene, or other unlawful ma- 
terial may not be sent by e-mail or other form of electronic communication 
or displayed on or stored in Oglethorpe University's computers. 

3. Users should use the same care in drafting e-mail and other electronic docu- 
ments as they would for any other written communication. Anything cre- 
ated on the computer may, and likely will, be reviewed by others. 

4. Users may not install software onto their individual computers (faculty and 
staff), lab computers or the network without first receiving express authori- 
zation to do so from Network Resources. 

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

6. 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. 

7. The computer, network and telecommunication resources and services of 
Oglethorpe University may not be used for the transmission, creation or 
storage of commercial activity, personal advertisements, solicitations, pro- 

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motions, destructive programs (viruses and/or self-replicating code), politi- 
cal material, or any other unauthorized or personal use. 

8. Users are responsible for safeguarding their passwords for the system. Indi- 
vidual passwords should not be printed, stored online, or given to others. 
Users are responsible for all transactions made using their passwords. 

9. A user's ability to connect to other computer systems through the network 
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. 

10. Entry into a system, including the network system, by individuals not spe- 
cifically authorized or attempts to circumvent the protective mechanisms of 
any University system are prohibited. Deliberate attempts to degrade system 
performance or capability, or attempts to damage systems, software or 
intellectual property of others are prohibited. 

11. Any network activity that impedes the flow of network traffic or diminishes 
the availability of resources to other users is strictly prohibited. 

12. Oglethorpe University is not responsible for the actions of individual users. 
Use of Oglethorpe's computer, network and telecommunication resources 
and services constitutes acceptance of this E-mail and Computer Use Policy. 



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Tuition and Costs 




Tuition and fees for University College undergraduate and graduate programs 
are listed below for 2003-2004. Tuition reflects cost per course. Tuition and fees 
are subject to change without prior notice to students. 

TUITION 



PROGRAM 


2003-2004 


Undergraduate (3 credit) 


$975 


MBA (per credit) 


$415 


Audit of Undergraduate 


$645 


Course 




FEES (if applicable) 




Degree Completion 


$90 


Photo/Materials 


$60 


Equipment Fee 




Model Fee 


$60 


Science Lab Fee 


$80 



Payment of tuition and fees is due at the time of registration each session. 
Failure to make the necessary payments will result in the cancellation of the student's 
registration. Students receiving financial aid are required to pay the difference 
between the amount of their 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 regis- 
tration), students must complete a Deferred Payment Option: Employer Reim- 
bursement 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. 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 add- 
ing courses must do so by obtaining a Drop/ Add form from the University Col- 
lege Office. This form must be completed and returned to the University College 
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. 

Withdrawal ; 

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 re- 



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ceive 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 with- 
drawal form must be obtained from the University College Office. The instruc- 
tor, 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 returned to the University College Office by the withdrawal date stated 
in the University College Calendar. Failure to attend 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 with- 
drawal form must be obtained from the University College Office. In order to recieve 
a refund students must follow the stated procedures in the University College 
Course Schedule. 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. 

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 financial 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 he or she 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- 
cable. 

(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 institu- 
tional policies. This also applies to students who do return but then drop one or 
more courses in the second session. 



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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 tran- 
scripts and transient status will not be honored. 



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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 Book. 

Student Role in Institutional Decision Making 

Student opinion and views play a significant role in institutional decisions affect- 
ing their interests and welfare. A comprehensive standardized student opinion sur- 
vey 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, po- 
etry readings, and lectures by visiting scholars. The Mack A. Rickard lectures ex- 
pose students to leaders in business and other professions. The University Singers 
perform frequently during the year, including seasonal events, and often feature 
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 Per- 
forming 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, a theatrical company in resi- 
dence on campus, 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. 



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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 demeaning. 

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 person- 
ally frightens, intimidates, injures or demeans another individual. Discriminatory 
harassment 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 edu- 
cation, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational 
environment. 

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 con- 
duct 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 ex- 
pressed or implied condition imposed by a faculty member for evaluation or grad- 
ing a student, or by an employee for evaluating job performance or advancement of 
a subordinate 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 prohib- 
ited by regulations under Title VI, Title VII, Title DC, Section 504, the Age Discrimi- 
nation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following university offi- 
cials have been designated to respond to allegations regarding violations of any of 
these regulations: 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 Cen- 
ter, 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. In- 

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formal 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 15 working 
days from the filing of the incident. If a notice of impasse is given and the 
complainant wishes to file a formal written complaint, the complainant must 
do so within 30 working days of the date of notice of impasse unless a waiver 
in filing time is requested. 

When a formal complaint is filed an investigation will be initiated. The alleged 
harasser will be given 10 days to provide a signed response to the requesting offi- 
cial. 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 by the President, Dr. 
Larry D. Large, in writing within 45 working days of receipt of the written determi- 
nation. Complaintants also have the right to file with the appropriate state or fed- 
eral authorities under Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimina- 
tion Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Cases that may require disciplinary action will be handled according to the es- 
tablished discipline procedures of the University. Student organizations in viola- 
tion of this policy may be subject to the loss of University recognition. Complain- 
ants 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 provi- 
sion will be liberally construed but should not be used as a pretext for violation of 
this policy. 

The O Book 

The O Book is the student's guide to Oglethorpe University. It contains thor- 
ough information on the history, customs, traditional events, and services of the 
University, 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 posi- 
tions for campus student organizations and publications. 

Awards 

Presented at Commencement or at Honors and Awards Convocation 

Chiaroscuro Juried Art Show Awards: These awards are presented to the art- 
ists 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. 

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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 on occupations, the job search, and prospective employ- 
ers. SIGI PLUS, a computer-assisted career guidance program and other job search 
programs, are available by appointment to explore options and locate employers 
that match individual career interests. Workshops on resume writing, interview- 
ing and job search techniques are presented each semester. 

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-line. 



Experiential Education 



Beginning in the sophomore year, students can opt to further refine their ca- 
reer 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 8 weeks to accommodate an intern- 
ship. 

Internships are available in a large variety of local businesses and organiza- 
tions 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. Oglethorpe is also affiliated with The Washington Center and 
The Washington Semester Program of American University. Internships are avail- 
able to students on-line at www.monstertrak.com. 

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 two sessions at Oglethorpe prior to 
participation. Every internship requires a statement of objectives and academic 
requirements, in addition to related academic assignments, developed in consul- 
tation with the student's internship full-time faculty supervisor. Upon successful 
completion of the internship, the student is awarded academic credit (graded on 
a Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory basis) in recognition of the learning value of the 
experience. 

Students who are interested in an internship experience should first consult 
with their University College Advisor and then visit the Career Services Office. 
Students may earn 12 hours of internship credit toward their degree. Students 
seeking more than 3 semester hours (for one internship site) must submit an ap- 
peal form to the Career Services Office indicating why the internship exceeds the 
normal number of hours and outlining additional projects in which the student 
will participate. The Experiential Education Committee will review the appeal for 
additional credit hours. Students must adhere to the internship deadlines stated in the 
University College, 2003-2006 Calendar. 



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If no academic credit is needed or sought, a non-credit internship can be ar- 
ranged, utilizing the resources provided by Career Services. 

UC students are required to have a full-time Oglethorpe faculty member super- 
vise their internship. 

Disability Programs and Services 

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

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

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

Oglethorpe does not discriminate against any person who is related to or associ- 
ated with a person with a disability. Oglethorpe will comply with any federal, state 
or local laws that provide individuals with disabilities greater protection, and take 
other actions necessary to ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. 
This policy applies to the goods, services, privileges, advantages and accommoda- 
tions offered by Oglethorpe either directly or through contractual, licensing or 
other arrangements. This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. 

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

Learning Resources Center 

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides individualized services at no 
additional cost for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disor- 
ders. This program ensures that these students have an opportunity to participate 
fully in the Oglethorpe experience. Students must meet established University ad- 
mission requirements and program technical standards. Qualified students must 
submit comprehensive professional documentation that meets the established cri- 
teria for accepting evaluations. Students approved for services are provided appro- 
priate modifications of regular academic class work. Students without documented 
disabilities who are experiencing learning difficulties may participate in LRC skills- 
building courses, workshops, and seminars as appropriate. 

The Learning Resources Director acts as liaison and referral between the stu- 
dent with a disability and faculty members, Academic Resource Center tutors, and 
other campus programs. For additional information visit the LRC website at 
nrww. Oglethorpe, edu/academics/lrc. 



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Financial Assistance 




Programs 

Oglethorpe University offers a variety of strategies and resources to keep the 
net cost of an Oglethorpe education affordable. Students interested in financial 
aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA,) which 
serves as the approved needs-analysis form by which students may apply for the 
following need-based programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental 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 
sources: 

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 
comparison to public schools which are branches of the University System of Geor- 
gia." All students must complete an application and verify their eligibility for the 
grant. A separate application and proof of residency 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 guide- 
lines 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 
Georgia 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 
participating 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 re- 
quired to maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average for reinstate- 
ment. For more information, contact the HOPE Scholarship Program (770) 414- 
3085 or 1-800-546-HOPE. 

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 pri- 
ority 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- 

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time student (a minimum course load of six semester hours). Information regard- 
ing repayment terms, deferment and cancellation options are available in the Of- 
fice 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 
Aid. 

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 schol- 
arship assistance for degree-seeking students in the evening program. Recipients 
of the Harold Hirsch Scholarship must have at least a 3.0 Oglethorpe grade point 
average, full-time student status, demonstrate leadership ability, and have 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- 
ments: 

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 I - Incomplete 

for the major NG-No Grade 

F - Failure U - Unsatisfactory 

FA - Failure by Absence AU -Audit 

W - Withdrew 
WF -Withdrew 
Failing 



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

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

Number of Hours Minimum Cumulative Maximum Years 

Earned Grade-Point Average to Complete* 

0-24 1.50 1 

25-35 1.50 2 

36-48 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 him or 
her on "Financial Aid Probation" for the fall semester. The student may con- 
tinue 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 require- 
ments by the end of the fall probationary period will not be eligible for finan- 
cial 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. 



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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 valid 
for ten years unless you change schools or your lender. 

Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements 

• Demonstrate financial need (exception: Federal Unsubsidized Stafford 
Loan). 

• 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 

• Make satisfactory academic progress. Refer to the Academic Policies 
Governing 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. 



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Financial Aid regulations require disbursement of funds on a semester sched- 
ule. The University College undergraduate program offers two, eight-week ses- 
sions per semester. Therefore students on financial 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 Of- 
fice 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. 



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University College 
Admission 




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 competen- 
cies. The underlying vision of the program reflects the two-fold philosophical and 
institutional mission of Oglethorpe University and its commitment to making a life 
and making a living. The degree requirements include general education courses 
designed to assure that each graduate acquires a broad, comprehensive liberal edu- 
cation. 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 per- 
sonal growth, professional renewal, and career advancement. 

Admission as an Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Student 

In order to be admitted as a regular undergraduate degree seeking 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 TOEFL (Test of English as a For- 
eign Language). 

3. Score 480 or more on the verbal section of the International Scho- 
lastic 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) accred- 
ited college or university. 

5. Earn a grade of C or better in G.C.E. (General Certificate of Educa- 
tion) or G.C.S.E. (General Certificate of Secondary Education) exami- 
nations or their equivalent. 

6. All secondary transcripts must have a "Document-by-Document" evalu 
ation and "Grade-Point Average Equivalent." Post-secondary transcripts 
must have the same; or, if a student wishes to receive transfer credit 
for his or her previous course work, a "Course-by-Course" evaluation 
is required. Applications for evaluation are available by calling Joseph 
Silny & Associates, Inc. at (305) 273-1616. 



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

1. Score 480 or more on the verbal section of the International Scholastic Assess 
ment Test. 

2. An ACT English and Reading score of 21 or greater. 

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

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 grant transfer credit for the 
following grades: "D" grade, Pass/Fail grade and Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 

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 
admission. 

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 60. A minimum of 60 semester hours must be earned through course 
work at Oglethorpe to satisfy the residency requirement and for an Oglethorpe 
degree to be awarded. Prior to graduation, students must be in residence during 
their final two sessions. 

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. 



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Courses recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) may be cred- 
ited by the Registrar. To request an official ACE transcript to be sent to Oglethorpe 
University contact the American Council on Education, ACE Transcript Service, One 
Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036-1193, (202) 939-9475. ACE 
website: www.acenet.edu. 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 60 semester hours may be earned outside of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity through any of the means described above. 

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 hav- 
ing to provide transcripts from high school or other colleges previously attended. A 
special status student is not eligible for financial aid. All courses taken as a spe- 
cial 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 21 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 in- 
ternational student. Please see page 44. 

University College Reactivation Policy 

If a student has not attended classes for one year, the student must reapply to 
University College. If readmitted the student will be required to pursue his or her 



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degree under the current guidelines for the intended major and meet current ad- 
mission standards for reentry into University College. 

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 
www.oglethorpe.edu/uc. 

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 tran- 
script 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 

CLEP examinations are normally taken before the student matriculates at 
Oglethorpe. Generally, a maximum of three semester hours will be awarded for 
each examination. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned with accept- 
able CLEP scores. Oglethorpe does not award credit for the General Examination 
CLEP test. 

The subject examinations are designed to measure knowledge in a particular course. 
A minimum acceptable score of 50 on each subject exam is required for credit. 
University College accepts the following Subject CLEP examinations: Information 
Systems 8c Computer Applications, Principles of Management, Principles of Ac- 
counting, Introduction to Business Law, Principles of Marketing, Calculus, College 
Algebra, College Algebra-Trigonometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Ameri- 
can Government, Human Growth 8c Development, Introduction to Educational 
Psychology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intro- 
duction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, 
Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II, American Literature and English 
Literature. 

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

Advanced Placement 

The University encourages students who have completed Advanced Placement 
examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board to submit their scores 



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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. 



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Academic Regulations 
and Policies 




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 seek- 
ing 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. 



Registration 



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 se- 
lection. Students may register for two sessions at a time. The following sessions must 
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 
syllabus. 



Class Attendance 



The first day of class is imperative for a good start to a successful session. Stu- 
dents who do not attend the first scheduled day of class will be considered "no 
shows" unless they contact the instructor on or before the first day of the course. If 
a student does not attend the first scheduled day of class, he or she will be respon- 
sible for either dropping the course or withdrawing from the course. 

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



Grading 



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 
form. Nonincomplete grades may not be challenged or changed after the end of the 
next session in which the grade in question was earned. Grade appeal procedures are 
located on page 52. 



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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: 

Grade Meaning Quality Points Numerical Equivalent 



A 


Superior 


4.0 


93-100 


A- 




3.7 


90-92 


B+ 




3.3 


87-89 


B 


Good 


3.0 


83-86 


B- 




2.7 


80-82 


C+ 




2.3 


77-79 


C 


Satisfactory 


2.0 


73-76 


C- 




1.7 


70-72 


D+ 




1.3 


67-69 


D 


Passing 


1.0 


60-66 


F 


Failure 


0.0 


59 and below 


FA 


Failure: 

Excessive Absences* 







W 


Withdrew** 







WF 


Withdrew 








Failure* 







I 


Incomplete*** 







S 


Satisfactory* * * * 





70 or higher 


u 


Unsatisfactory* 







AU 


Audit (no credit) 







NS 


No Show 








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. If the 
student completes and submits the work to the instructor within thirty days of ex- 
ams (of the session in question), the instructor will evaluate the work and turn in a 
revised grade. Any "I" not changed by the professor within forty-five days of the last 
day of exams (of the session in question) will automatically be changed to a grade of 
"F". 

**** - 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: 



Grade 
Equivalent 

A 
B 


Meaning 

Superior 
Good 


Quality Points 

4 
3 


Numerical 

90-100 
80-89 


C 
D 
F 


Satisfactory 

Passing 

Failure 


2 

1 



70-79 
60-69 
59 and below 



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Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option 



After 30 semester hours are earned at Oglethorpe a student in good academic 
standing may register to take two courses on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. 
These courses cannot be taken in the same session and cannot be used to satisfy 
general education requirements or the 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 



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

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

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

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

3. If the student is not satisfied with the explanation, he or she submits copies of 
the original appeal, the instructors response and one letter of explanation to state 
his or her reasons that the grade was assigned in a capricious or inconsistent man- 
ner. This information is submitted to the Director of University College within 10 
days of receiving the instructors written response. 

4. Within 7 working days, the Director of University College will request the 
instructor submit one letter of explanation to the Director of University College 
stating why the student's grade has not been assigned in a capricious or inconsistent 
manner. 

5. The Director of University College convenes and serves as chair of a ruling 
committee. The ruling committee will review the letters submitted by the student and 
the instructor. After reviewing the letters submitted, the ruling committee may 
request additional information before rendering a decision. The ruling committee is 
comprised of the Director of University College, the Faculty Coordinator, and an 
instructor in an appropriate discipline. 

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

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



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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 sched- 
uled 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 available. 

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. 



Incompletes 



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



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 Office. 



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 session 4 in May. 
Diplomas are awarded at the close of May commencement. To be eligible to partici- 
pate in May graduation exercises, a student must have fulfilled all degree require- 
ments prior to May commencement. Students completing requirements at the end 
of summer and fall are encouraged to participate in the following spring graduation 
exercises. 



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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- 
pleted. 

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 sessions are subject to dis- 
missal from the University for academic reasons. 

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

Students who have been dismissed for academic reasons may be readmitted af- 
ter an absence of one session upon petition to the Provost. Students readmitted by 
petition must achieve good standing by the end of their second session as readmit- 
ted 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. Transfer work is not included in 
the determination for Latin academic honors. 

Double Major Policy 

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

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

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

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

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

Earning a Second Add-On Major Policy 

Students who have been awarded an Oglethorpe baccalaurate degree may re- 
turn to earn a second major within that degree at the University. Upon completion 
of the requirements, the second major will be entered on the student's record and 
transcipt. No diploma will be awarded when the second major is within the degree 
already awarded. The requirements are: 

1. Completion of an additional 30 semester hours of which a minimum of 15 
must be completed at Oglethorpe. 



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2. Maintenance of a 2.0 of higher culmulative grade-point average. 

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

Earning a Second Baccalaurate Degree 

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

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

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

1. Satisfaction of Oglethorpe General Education requirements. 

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

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

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

All transfer policies stated in the section of this Bulletin entitled Transfer Stu- 
dents and Transfer Policies apply. 

Student Classification 

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

University College Students Seeking Transient Status 

University College students may pursue classes at another accredited institution 
with the appoval of his or her advisor and the Registrar. Failure to obtain this ap- 
proval may result in the denial of credit. Students must be in good academic and finan- 
cial standing with Oglethorpe University. Transient request forms are available in 
the University College office. 

Course Level 

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



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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 session are re- 
quired to complete the appropriate form, which is available at the University Col- 
lege Office. The grade "W" or "WF" will be assigned for courses in progress, de- 
pending 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 calcu- 
lated 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 regu- 
lations. 

Access to Student Records/ Release of Information 

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 in the student handbook, The Book. Three basic rights are 
covered by this act: (1) The student's right to have access to personal records, (2) the 
right of a hearing to challenge the content of a record, and (3) the right to give 
consent for the release of identifying data. 

Additional information may be obtained from The O Book and from the Regis- 
trar. 



Oglethorpe Honor Code 



Persons who come to Oglethorpe University for work and study join a commu- 
nity 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 truthful 
in the academic endeavor they share. Faculty assume students complete work hon- 
estly 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 

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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 
assignment. 
Signed 

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 instr uctor ' 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 
Judicial Review Board serves as the final arbitor in all disputes concerning the 
Honor Code. For complete text of the Honor Code, please see The O Book, the 
student handbook. 



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Undergraduate 
Programs of Study 




Degrees 

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

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Majors in Communications, History, Orga- 
nizational 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 or her selection of a major. The student 
indicates a selected major on the admission application. 

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

Graduation Requirements 

To earn a baccalaureate degree from 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 mini- 
mum of 60 semester hours must be earned through coursework at 
Oglethorpe. 

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

3. Completion of the general education distribution requirements. 

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

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

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



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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. Transfer work is not included in the 
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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 
entities that is intended to be useful in making economic decisions. The purpose of 
the major in accounting is to acquaint the student with the sources and uses of 
financial information and to develop the analytic ability necessary to produce and 
interpret such information. The student learns to observe economic activity; to 
select from that activity the events which are relevant to a particular decision; to 
measure the economic consequences of those events in quantitative terms; to record, 
classify, and summarize the resulting data; and to communicate the information in 
various reports and statements to appropriate decision-makers. 



General Education Requirements 12 courses (36 hours). 



Must complete 5 

Composition I 

Composition II 

Western Civilization I 

Western Civilization II 

Intermediate Writing: Investigative or 

Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 



Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 

Literature 

Foreign Language 

Philosophy 

Art 

Music 

Theatre 

Film 



Social 8c Behavorial Sciences 

(Complete any 2) 

Politics 

Psychology 

Sociology 

Anthropology 



Natural Sciences & Quanitative 

(Complete any 2) 

Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Calculus 

Physical Science 

Biological Science 

Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 

Software) 

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

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 
UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 
UCACC 3851 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 
UCACC 3852 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 



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UCACC 3854 
UCACC 3855 
UCACC 4937 
UCBUS 1701 
UCBUS 
UCBUS 
UCBUS 
UCBUS 
UCCSC 
UCECO 2821 
UCECO 2822 
UCMAT2702 



Cost and Managerial Accounting 
Personal Income Tax 
Introduction to Auditing 
Legal Environment of Business I 
Introduction to Management 
Managerial Finance 
Introduction to Marketing 
Business Policy 

Elements of Computer Applications Software 
Survey of Microeconomics 
Survey of Macroeconomics 
Introduction to Statistics 
This major also requires two (2) advanced directed electives outside the disci- 
plines of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics. 
10 Free Elective Courses (30 hours) 



2850 
3810 
3850 
4970 
2840 



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Business Administration 
Major 

(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. Courses in 
economics and the functional areas of business administration introduce the stu- 
dent to business institutions, terminology, and methods of inquiry. Most business 
administration and economics courses have a communications component. These 
courses and the capstone course in business policy provide opportunity to develop 
and enhance thinking and communication skills. 

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. 

General Education Requirements 12 courses (36 hours). 

Must Complete 5 Humanities and Fine Arts 

Composition I (Complete 3 different categories) 

Composition II Literature 

Western Civilization I Foreign Language 

Western Civilization II Philosophy 

Intermediate Writing: Investigative or Art 

Intermediate Writing: Persuasive Music 

Theatre 

Film 

Social 8c Behaviorial Sciences Natural Sciences & Quanitative 

(Complete any 2) (Complete any 2) 

Politics Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Psychology Calculus 

Sociology Physical Science 

Anthropology Biological Science 

Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 

Software) 



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

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 
UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 
UCBUS 1701 Legal Environments of Business I 
UCBUS 2850 Introduction to Management 
UCBUS 3810 Managerial Finance 
UCBUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 
UCBUS 4970 Business Policy 

UCCSC 2840 Elements of Computer Applications Software 
UCECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 
UCECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 
UCMAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 
This major also requires five (5) advanced directed electives (3000 or 4000) in 
Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, or Computer Science. 
12 Free Elective Courses (36 hours) 



Communications Major 

(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree) 

A program in communications prepares students to express themselves effec- 
tively in speech and in writing. It encourages students to examine their own modes 
of communication and to analyze the communication of others, from individual 
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. 

General Education Requirements 1 1 courses (33 hours). 



Must Complete 4 

Composition I 
Composition II 
Western Civilization I 
Western Civilization II 



Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 

Literature 

Philosophy 

Art 

Music 

Theatre 

Film 



Social & Behaviorial Sciences 

(Complete any 2) 

Politics 

Psychology 

Sociology 

Anthropology 

Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 



Natural Sciences & Quanitative 

(Complete any 2) 

Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Statistics 

Calculus 

Physical Science 

Biological Science 

Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 

Software) 



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

UCCOM 1751 Public Speaking I 

UCCOM 2201 Introduction to Theories of Communication 

One Communications course at 4000 Level 

One course selected from the following two: 

UCCOM 2820 Intermediate Writing: Investigative 
UCCOM 2821 Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 

One course selected from the following two: 

UCCOM 2840 Principles of Journalism 
UCCOM 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 Courses (39 hours) 

History Major 

(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree) 

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

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



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General Education Requirements 12 courses (36 hours). 



Must Complete 5 

Composition I 

Composition II 

Western Civilization I 

Western Civilization II 

Intermediate Writing: Investigative or 

Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 



Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 

Literature 

Foreign Language 

Philosophy 

Art 

Music 

Theatre 

Film 



Social & Behaviorial Sciences 

(Complete any 2) 

Politics 

Psychology 

Sociology 

Anthropology 

Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 



Natural Sciences & Quanitative 

(Complete any 2) 

Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Statistics 

Calculus 

Physical Science 

Biological Science 

Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 

Software) 



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

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



UCHIS 


2850 


UCHIS 


2851 


UCHIS 


2852 


UCHIS 


2853 


UCHIS 


2995/4995 


UCHIS 


3020 


UCHIS 


3055 


UCHIS 


3075 


UCHIS 


3853 


UCHIS 


4920 


UCHIS 


4921 


UCHIS 


4922 


UCHIS 


4923 



United States History to 1865 

United States History Since 1865 

Europe in the Nineteenth Century 

Europe in the Twentieth Century 

Special Topics in History 

Northern Renaissance and Reformation 

The Italian Renaissance 

Roman History 

The Crusades 

The American Civil War and Reconstruction 

Contemporary U.S. History 

The First World War 

The Second World War 



Plus any four of the following: 



UCART 2852 
UCECO 2823 
UCECO 3825 
UCMUS 2995/4995 
UCPHI 2995/4995 



Renaissance Art History 
Survey of United States Economic History 
History of Economic Thought 
Special Topics in Music 

Special Topics in Philosophy: Philosophical Issues 
and Problems 



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UCPHI 2996/4996 
UCPOL 2861 
UCPOL 2862 
UCPOL 2863 
UCPOL 2864 

UCPOL 3860 
UCPOL 2995/4995 
UCSOC 2975 
UCSOC 2995/4995 



Special Topics in Philosophy 
Introduction to International Affairs 
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 
Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights 
Introduction to Comparative Government and 

Politics 
History of Political Thought: Ancient and Medieval 
Special Topics in Politics 
Cultural Anthropology 
Special Topics in Sociology 



16 Free Elective courses (48 hours) 



Organizational Management 

Major 

(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: 

General Education Requirements 12 courses (36 hours). 
Must Complete 5 

Composition I 

Composition II 

Western Civilization I 

Western Civilization II 

Intermediate Writing: Investigative or 

Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 



Social & Behaviorial Sciences 

(Complete any 2) 

Politics 

Psychology 

Sociology 

Anthropology 



Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 

Literature 

Foreign Language 

Philosophy 

Art 

Music 

Theatre 

Film 

Natural Sciences & Quanitative 

(Complete any 2) 

Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Calculus 

Physical Science 

Biological Science 

Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 

Software) 



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

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

UCBUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

UCBUS 3850 Introduction to Marketing 

UCCSC 2840 Elements of Computer Applications Software 

UCECO 282 1 Survey of Microeconomics 

UCMAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

UCPSY 2860 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

UCPSY 2870 Survey of Social Psychology 

UCPSY 3820 Tests and Measurements 
This major also requires five (5) directed electives courses from any combina- 
tion of the following disciplines: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer 
Science, Economics, or Psychology. 
13 Free Elective courses (39 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, hu- 
man development and personality, psychological disorders, social interaction, and 
physiological bases for behavior and thought. The study of psychology should help 
a student to develop skills in three basic areas: skills associated with the scientific 
method, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation; skills that are useful 
in the construction and evaluation of theories, such as analytic and synthetic rea- 
soning; 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 psychol- 
ogy-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. 

General Education Requirements 12 courses (36 hours). 



Must Complete 5 

Composition I 

Composition II 

Western Civilization I 

Western Civilization II 

Intermediate Writing: Investigative or 

Intermediate Writing: Persuasive 



Humanities and Fine Arts 

(Complete 3 different categories) 

Literature 

Foreign Language 

Philosophy 

Art 

Music 

Theatre 

Film 



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Social & Behaviorial Sciences Natural Sciences & Quanitative 

(Complete any 2) (Complete any 2) 

Politics Algebra II (prereq. Algebra I) 

Psychology Calculus 

Sociology Physical Science 

Anthropology Biological Science 

Microeconomics or Macroeconomics Computer Programming (prereq. 

Elements of Computer Application 
Software) 
To satisfy the requirements for this major, a student must complete the follow- 
ing courses: 

UCMAT 2702 Introduction to Statistics 

UCPSY 1701 Principles of Psychology 

UCPSY 3821 Survey of Physiological Psychology 

UCPSY 3860 Research Methods 

UCPSY 4920 History and Systems of Psychology 

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

5 Directed Electives in Psychology 
17 Free Elective courses (51 hours) 



Minors 



A minor consists of at least 15 credit hours with no more than 9 credit hours 
duplicated with major requirements. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be in 
coursework pursued in residency at Oglethorpe. To satisfy the requirements of a 
minor, a student must complete all minor courses with a grade of "C-" or better. 

Accounting Minor 

For a -minor in Accounting a student must take: 
UCACC 1 750 Principles of Accounting I 
UCACC 1 75 1 Principles of Accounting II 
UCACC 3851 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 
In addition 2 additional courses from the following: 
UCACC 3852 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 
UCACC 3853 Intermediate Financial Accounting III 
UCACC 3854 Cost and Managerial Accounting 
UCACC 3855 Personal Income Tax 

Art Minor 

For a minor in Art a student must take: 
UCART 1701 Art Appreciation 
UCART 2820 Introduction to Drawing 
UCART 2830 Introduction to Painting 
UCART 2850 Introduction to Figure Sculpture 
One additional Art class is required 



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Business Administration Minor 

For a minor in Business Administration a student must take: 



UCACC 


1750 


Principles of Accounting I 


UCACC 


1751 


Principles of Accounting II 


UCBUS 


2850 


Introduction to Management 


UCBUS 


3810 


Managerial Finance 


UCBUS 


3850 


Introduction to Marketing 


UCECO 


2821 


Survey of Microeconomics 



Communications Minor 

For a minor in Communications, a student must take: 

UCCOM 2201 Introduction to Theories of Communication 

UCCOM 2821 Intermediate Writing: Persuasive or 

UCCOM 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: 

UCECO 2821 Survey of Microeconomics 

UCECO 2822 Survey of Macroeconomics 

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

UCECO 2823 Survey of United States Economic History 

UCECO 3825 History of Economic Thought 

UCECO 4920 Economics of Development 

UCECO 4921 Money and Banking 

UCECO 4922 Elements of Labor Economics 

UCECO 4923 Elements of International Economic 

UCECO 4925 Government Economics 

English Minor 

For a minor in English, a student must take: 

UCENG 2551 World Literature: The Classics through the Renaissance 

UCENG 2560 World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Present 

UCENG 3850 Shakespeare 

Two additional English courses 

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: 

Survey of U.S. Economic History 

History of Economic Thought 

U.S. History to 1865 

U.S. History since 1865 

Europe in the 19 lh Century 

Europe in the 20 th Century 

Northern Renaissance and Reformation 

The Italian Renaissance 

Roman History 

The American Civil War and Reconstruction 



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UCECO 


2823 


UCECO 


3825 


UCHIS 


2850 


UCHIS 


2851 


UCHIS 


2852 


UCHIS 


2853 


UCHIS 


3020 


UCHIS 


3055 


UCHIS 


3075 


UCHIS 


4920 



UCHIS 4921 Contemporary U.S. History 

UCHIS 4922 The First World War 

UCHIS 4923 The Second World War 

UCHIS 2995/4995 Special Topics in History 

International Studies Minor 

A minor in international studies consists of five courses, distributed 

in the following way: 

UCPOL 2861 Introduction to International Affairs 

UCPOL 2864 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 

UCHIS 2853 Europe in the 20 th Century 

Two of the following: 

UCBUS 3870 International Business Management 

UCECO 4920 Economics of Development 

UCECO 4923 Elements of International Economics 

UCHIS 2852 Europe in the 19 th Century 

UCSOC 2975 Cultural Anthropology 

Special Topics classes as appropriate from Economics, History, 

Politics 

Organizational Management Minor 

For a minor in Organizational Management a student must take: 

UCACC 1750 Principles of Accounting I 

UCACC 1751 Principles of Accounting II 

UCBUS 2850 Introduction to Management 

UCBUS 3862 Human Resources Management 

UCPSY 1701 Principles of Psychology 

UCPSY 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 gov- 
ernment; and political thought): 

UCPOL 1701 Introduction to American Politics 

UCPOL 2850 American Government 

UCPOL 2860 Introduction to Criminal Law 

UCPOL 2862 Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 

UCPOL 2863 Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights 

UCPOL 2861 Introduction to International Affairs 

UCPOL 2864 Introduction to Comparative Government 

and Politics 
UCPOL 3860 History of Political Thought: Ancient and Medieval 

UCPOL 3861 History of Political Thought: Modern 

UCPOL 2995/4995 Special Topics in Politics 

Psychology Minor 

For a minor in Psychology, a student must take: 
UCPSY 1701 Principles of Psychology 

Four additional Psychology courses 



Course Descriptions 




Accounting 



UCACC 1750. Principles of Accounting I (3 hours) 

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

UCACC 1751. Principles of Accounting II (3 hours) 

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

UCACC 3851. Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3 hours) 

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

UCACC 3852. Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3 hours) 

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

UCACC 3853. Intermediate Financial Accounting III (3 hours) 

This course is a continuation of UCACC 3852. It covers special 

ized topics such as capital leases, pensions, investments, and income 

tax allocation. Prerequisite: UCACC 3852 

UCACC 3854. Cost and Managerial Accounting (3 hours) 

A study of analytical techniques and methodologies used to generate 
managerial accounting information, with emphasis on product costing, 
resource allocation, planning, and control. Prerequisite: UCACC 1751. 

UCACC 3855. Personal Income Tax (3 hours) 

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

UCACC 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: UCACC 3855. 

UCACC 3858 Taxation of Flow Through Entities (3 hours) 

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

UCACC 4935. Advanced Accounting (3 hours) 

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

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Art 



UCACC 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: UCACC 1751 and UCCSC 2840. 

UCACC 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 work 
ing 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: UCMAT 2702 
and UCACC 3852 

UCACC 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 
instructor. 

UCACC 4340. Internship in Accounting (3-12 hours) 

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



UCART 1701. Art Appreciation (3 hours) 

This course surveys the creative ways that human beings throughout his 
tory have attempted to depict their relationships to their surroundings. 
Art is thus viewed as a barometer of civilization, a visual, creative re- 
sponse 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: UCCOM 1711 

UCART 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 de- 
velop the bridge between observation and creating an image, includ- 
ing drawing in line, light and dark, and perspective. 



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UCART 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. 

UCART 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. 

UCART 2850. Introduction to Figure Sculpture (3 hours) 

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

UCART 2852. Renaissance Art History (3 hours) 

This course will focus on the paintings, architecture, and sculpture of Eu- 
ropean 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 representa- 
tions. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCART 2855. Far Eastern Art History: The Art of China, India, Tibet 
and Japan (3 hours) 

This course will explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of India, 
China, Tibet, Japan, and other Eastern cultures. Chronological in format, 
this course will enable students to analyze and understand the principle 
styles, methods, and contexts of Eastern Art and its intrinsic importance 
and value for understanding the cultural matrices in which art is created. 
Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCART 2860 Modern Art History. (3 hours) 

This course will function as a historical survey of the visual images that 
exemplify the philosophical and aesthetic concepts that shaped western 
culture from the mid nineteenth century throughout the first half of the 
twentieth century. The aesthetic, historical and technical aspects of major 
art forms, including painting, architechure, drawing, sculpture, printmaking 
and photography, will be studied in relation to the socio-economic and 
political developments in Europe and the United States. Prerequisites: 
UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCART 2995/4995. Special Topics in Art (3 hours) 

An in-depth analysis of specific historical art periods will stress how major 
artists and trends were influenced by their times. Discussion of important 
events and ideas of significant individuals of the period will serve to pro- 
vide the necessary background for a thorough comprehension of social 
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UCART 4100 Internship in Art (3-12 hours) 

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

Business Administration 

UCBUS 1701. Legal Environments of Business I (3 hours) 

This course is designed to give the student an awareness of a limited area 
of those aspects of the law which will be needed in day-to-day dealings with 
the problems of business. Special emphasis is placed upon the law of con- 
tracts, negotiable instruments, agency, and a study of the Uniform Com- 
mercial Code as it applies. 

UCBUS 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: 
UCBUS 1701. 

UCBUS 2850. Introduction to Management (3 hours) 

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

UCBUS 2860. Conflict Management (3 hours) 

This course offers students practical strategies for resolving interpersonal 
disputes, both as participants and as managerial third parties. Students 
will be introduced to basic conflict theory and a variety of dispute resolu- 
tion 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. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCBUS 2870. Personal Finance (3 hours) 

The focus of this course will be on major personal financial planning prob- 
lems that individuals and families encounter. Emphasis on using personal 
financial planning activities as a framework for developing effective money 
management practices and addressing contemporary consumer issues, such 
as budgets, banking, tax strategies, investments, credit, insurance, real es- 
tate, pensions, and estate and retirement planning. Prerequisites: UCCOM 
1711 and UCCOM 1712. 



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UCBUS 3810. Managerial Finance (3 hours) 

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

UCBUS 3850. Introduction to Marketing (3 hours) 

A course concerned with the policies and problems involved in the 
operation of market institutions. The course examines broad principles 
in the organization and direction of the marketing function and analyti- 
cal aspects of marketing and consumer behavior. Prerequisites:UCACC 
1751 and UCECO 2821 or UCECO 2822. 

UCBUS 3860. Marketing Communications (3 hours) 

Principles, concepts, and practices relating to the various kinds of com- 
munications employed to disseminate information about products and 
services to potential buyers. Communication methods to be studied in- 
clude advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, and public relations. 
The behavioral aspects of both messages and media will be explored. Pre- 
requisite: UCBUS 3850. 

UCBUS 3862. Human Resources Management (3 hours) 

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

UCBUS 3870. International Business Management (3 hours) 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the problems 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: UCBUS 2850. 

UCBUS 4910. Advanced Managerial Finance (3 hours) 

As a continuation of Managerial Finance, topics in this course will include 
capital budgeting, intermediate and long-term funding, current asset 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: UCBUS 
3810. 

UCBUS 491 1. Introduction to Investing (3 hours) 

An introduction to the environment in which investment decisions are 
made. Topics explored will include efficient markets, the capital asset 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: UCBUS 3810. 

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UCBUS 4955. Elements of Marketing Research (3 hours) 

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

UCBUS 4960. Managing for Quality (3 hours) 

This course will explore major systematic approaches to Total Quality 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: UCMAT 2702 and UCBUS 
2850. 

UCBUS 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: UCACC 1750, UCACC 1751, UCBUS 2850, 
UCBUS 3810, UCBUS 3850, UCECO 2821 and UCECO 2822. 

UCBUS 2995/4995. Special Topics in Business Administration 

(3 hours) 

An intense study of diverse business topics under the direct supervision of 

a business administration faculty member. 

UCBUS 4900 Internship in Business Administration (3-12 hours) 
An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning 
opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the 
student to obtain a full-time faculty supervisor, submit a learning agree- 
ment, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep a written 
journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the 
faculty supervisor, and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of 
the internship. An extensive list of internships is maintained by the Career 
Services Office. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequi- 
sites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and qualification for the 
internship program. 



Communications 



UCCOM 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. 

UCCOM 1712. Composition II (3 hours) 

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



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UCCOM 1751. UCCOM 1752. Public Speaking I, H (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. 

UCCOM 2201. Introduction to Theories of Communication (3 hours) 

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

UCCOM 2820. Intermediate Writing: Investigative (3 hours) 

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

UCCOM 2821. Intermediate Writing: Persuasive (3 hours) 

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

UCCOM 2830. Creative Writing (3 hours) 

Introduction to the theory and practice of writing poetry and prose fic- 
tion. The student will be asked to submit written work each week. Prereq- 
uisite: UCCOM 2820 or UCCOM 2821. 

UCCOM 2840. Principles of Journalism (3 hours) 

This course will survey types of journalistic writing, basic news gathering 
and reporting techniques, the state of the modern media, and special 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: UCCOM 2821 or UCCOM 2820 

UCCOM 2850. Survey of Broadcast Media (3 hours) 

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

UCCOM 3700 Internship in Communications (3-12 hours) 

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning 
opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the 
student to obtain a full-time faculty supervisor, submit a learning agree- 
ment, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep a written 
journal of the work experiences, have regularly scheduled meeting with 
the full-time faculty supervisor, and write a research paper dealing with 



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some aspect of the internship. An extensive list is maintained by the Career 
Services Office. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequi- 
sites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and qualification for the 
internship program. 

UCCOM 3840. Business Communication (3 hours) 

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

UCCOM 4020 Strategies of Media Criticism (3 hours) 

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

UCCOM 4301 Gender, Culture and Communications (3 hours) 

This course studies the relationships among communications, gender and 
culture. Students will explore theoretical approaches to gender, the cul- 
tural rhetorics of women's, men's, and gender movements; cultural views 
of gendered interaction, including masculine and feminine discourse styles; 
gendered nonverbal communication; and the practices of gendered com- 
munication in a variety of cultural contexts. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1711, 
UCCOM 1712 and UCCOM 2201. 

UCCOM 4801 Communications in a Global Age (3 hours) 

This interdisciplinary course investigates the restructuring of communica- 
tions within a global political economy of transnational flows of capital, 
commodities, people, information, and technology. This course asks stu- 
dents to investigate practices of globalization, particularly how these prac- 
tices are shaping cultural-political identities and communications. Students 
explore global communications from the perspectives of communications 
majors, practitioners in the "new information sector" economy, and glo- 
bal and national citizens in a changing world. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1711, 
UCCOM 1712 and UCCOM 2201. 

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

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

UCCOM 2996/4996. Special Topics in Writing (3 hours) 

Study of a selected topic in the field of writing. The topic will vary from year 
to year. 

UCCOM 4055 Communications Research (3 hours) 

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



the appropriate method to investigate this research question. Prerequi- 
sites: UCCOM 1711, UCCOM 1712 and UCCOM 2201. 



Computer Science 



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

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

UCCSC 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-solv- 
ing techniques and algorithm construction using the Visual Basic pro- 
gramming 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: 
UCCSC 2840. 

UCCSC 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: UCMAT 1702 and UCCSC 2840. 

UCCSC 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++ pro- 
gramming language. The student will design and complete several sub- 
stantial programming projects, most having significant mathematical con- 
tent. Topics include data types, control structures, file manipulation, func- 
tions, parameters, structures, unions, classes, arrays, dynamic data struc- 
tures, abstract data types, object-oriented programming, and separate com- 
pilation units. Prerequisite: UCMAT 1702 and UCCSC 2840. 

UCCSC 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- 



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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. Pre- 
requisite: UCCSC 2842 or UCCSC 2843. 

UCCSC 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: UCCSC 
2840 and UCCSC 2841. 

UCCSC 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: UCCSC 2840. 

UCCSC 4460 Internship in Computer Science (3-12 hours) 

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

UCCSC 2995/4995. Special Topics in Computer Science (3 hours) 

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



Economics 



UCECO 2821. Survey of Microeconomics (3 hours) 

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

UCECO 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- 
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UCECO 2823. Survey of United States Economic History (3 hours) 

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

UCECO 3825. History of Economic Thought (3 hours) 

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

UCECO 4920. Economics of Development (3 hours) 

This course is a study of the economic, social, and political factors that 
account for the contrast between the economic stagnation in much of the 
world and the steadily rising incomes in the United States, Europe, and 
Japan. General principles are applied to the development experience of 
selected countries in the historically less developed world and the formerly 
centrally-planned economies of Eastern and Central Europe. Prerequisite: 
UCECO 2821 or UCECO 2822 

UCECO 4921. Money and Banking (3 hours) 

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

UCECO 4922. Elements of Labor Economics (3 hours) 

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

UCECO 4923. Elements of International Economics (3 hours) 

This course is a study of international trade and finance. The 
microfoundations of the course will address why countries trade, why 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: UCECO 2821 
and UCECO 2822. 

UCECO 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 



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resources, the distribution of income, the stabilization of national income 
and employment, and economic growth. Topics will include expenditure 
patterns, tax structure, benefit-cost analysis, policy analysis, and 
microeconomic and macroeconomic theories of public expenditures and 
taxation. Prerequisites: UCECO 2821 and UCECO 2822. 

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

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



English 



UCENG 2551. World Literature: The Classics through the Renais- 
sance (3 hours) 

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

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

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

UCENG 2565. American Literature to 1865 (3 hours) 

This course examines fiction, poetry, essays, 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: UCCOM 1711 and 
UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 2570. American Literature Since 1865 (3 hours) 

A continuation of American Literature from the Civil War to the present, 
emphasizing major writers such as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, 
Frost, Eliot, Hemingway and including contemporary writers. Prerequi- 
sites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 3850. Shakespeare (3 hours) 

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

UCENG 3855. Modern Short Stories (3 hours) 

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

UCENG 3860. Modern Poetry (3 hours) 

This course will consider 20 th century poetry, mostly English and Ameri- 
can. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCENG 3865. African-American Literature (3 hours) 

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



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UCENG 4010 Internship in English (3-12 hours) 

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

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

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

UCENG 4930. Special Topics in Poetry (3 hours) 

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

UCENG 4940. Special Topics in Fiction (3 hours) 

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

UCENG 4950. Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3 hours) 

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

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

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

UCENG2995/4995 Special Topics in English (3 hours) 

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



French 



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

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

UCFRE 2995/4995. Special Topics in French 

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



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General Science 



UCGEN 1750. Elements of Physical Science (3 hours) 

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

UCGEN 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, Bioterrorism, Disease, Human Biology, Ecology, Evolution, and 
Nutrition. 

UCGEN 2000. Internship in Science (3-12 hours) 

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

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

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a sci- 
ence faculty member. 



History 



UCHIS 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 docu- 
ments and critical scholarly works, students will gain first-hand knowledge 
of the tools and methods of historical research. 

UCHIS 1702. Western Civilization II (3 hours) 

This course covers the history of Western civilization (defined as all the 
societies descended from medieval Christendom) since 1600, with the fo- 
cus on its modernization after 1789. This process destroyed the relative 
homogeneity of the old regime and fragmented the West along two fault 
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rich capitalist societies (Germany, Britain, United States, Australia) and 
poor socialist, neo-feudal, or neo-mercantilist ones (Russia, Romania, Mexico, 
Brazil); and (2) political modernization, which could be liberal, communist, 
or fascist. 

UCHIS 2850. United States History to 1865 (3 hours) 

A survey from Colonial times to 1865, concerned mainly with the major 
domestic developments of a growing nation. Prerequisites: UCCOM 171 1 
and UCCOM 1712. 

UCHIS 2851. United States History Since 1865 (3 hours) 

A survey from 1865 to the present, concerned with the chief events that 
explain the growth of the United States to a position of world power. Pre- 
requisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCHIS 2852. Europe in the 19 th Century (3 hours) 

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

UCHIS 2853. Europe in the 20 ,h Century (3 hours) 

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

UCHIS 3020. Northern Renaissance and Reformation (3 hours) 

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

UCHIS 3055. The Italian Renaissance (3 hours) 

The Italian Renaissance is often regarded as the beginning of the modern 
era in the West. This course will examine the significance of the 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: UCHIS 1701 and UCHIS 1702. 

UCHIS 3075. Roman History (3 hours) 

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



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UCHIS 3853. The Crusades (3 hours) 

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

UCHIS 4510. Internship in History (3-12 hours) 

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

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

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

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

An interdisciplinary study of American life since World War II that em- 
phasizes political, economic, social, and cultural developments. Prerequi- 
sites: UCHIS 1701 and UCHIS 1702. 

UCHIS 4922. The First World War (3 hours) 

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

UCHIS 4923. The Second World War (3 hours) 

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

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

Courses offered to respond to topical needs of the curriculum. 



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Mathematics 



UCMAT 1701, MAT 1702. Elements of Algebra I, H (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 success in statistics and calculus. The prerequisite for UCMAT 1702 is 
UCMAT 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher or by examination. 

UCMAT 2702. Introduction to Statistics (3 hours) 

Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpret- 
ing 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: UCMAT 1702 with a grade 
of "C-" or higher or by examination. 

UCMAT 2995/4995. Special Topics in Mathematics (3 hours) 

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

Music 

UCMUS 1701. Music Appreciation (3 hours) 

The appreciation of music is an historical study of cycles, trends, and de- 
velopment of ideas from early civilization through the 20 th century. Music 
Appreciation discusses the development of different styles and movements, 
and the creative process as a means of self-expression with emphasis on 
the 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. 

UCMUS 1702. Women and Music (3 hours) 

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

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

This course is designed to study and discuss the variety of viewpoints on the 
impact of music, television, and films, and their relationship to culture. A 
variety of music will be included, and television programs and films will be 
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viewpoints. When appropriate, guest speakers will be scheduled, and re- 
search using the WWW will be assigned. 

UCMUS 2995/4995. Special Topics in Music (3 hours) 

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



Philosophy 



UCPHI 1701. Introduction to Western Philosophy (3 hours) 

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

UCPHI 2995/4995. Special Topics in Philosophy: Philosophical 
Issues and Problems (3 hours) 

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

UCPHI 2996/4996. Special Topics in Philosophy (3 hours) 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a Phi- 
losophy faculty member. 

UCPHI 3230 Internship in Philosophy (3-12 hours) 

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



Politics 



UCPOL 1701. Introduction to Politics (3 hours) 

This course is an introduction to the fundamental questions of politics 
through an examination of the American founding and political institu- 
tions. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712 

UCPOL 2850. American Government. (3 hours) 

This course asks the question, "What is the American Regime"? The course 
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American Institutions and analysis of current events through political com- 
mentary. Course materials also cover such topics as the role of the media, 
interests groups, questions concerning civil rights and elections. Prerequi- 
sites: UCCOM 1712 and UCPOL 1701. 

UCPOL 2860. Introduction to Criminal Law (3 hours) 

The purpose of the course is to explore the dimensions of criminal law. 
That exploration will include the study of what constitutes a crime, the 
defense to criminal charges, crimes against the person, property crimes, 
crimes against public order and morals, crimes against the administra- 
tion of government and criminal sentencing. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1711 
and UCCOM 1712 

UCPOL 2861. Introduction to International Affairs (3 hours) 

This course is an introduction to the conduct of politics in a condition of 
anarchy. The central issues will be how and whether independent states 
can establish and preserve international order and cooperate for the 
achievement of their common interests in an anarchic environment. These 
questions will be explored through a reading of relevant history and theo- 
retical writings and an examination of present and future trends influenc- 
ing world politics. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712 

UCPOL 2862. Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure (3 hours) 

An examination of the constitution and constitutional law, with special 
emphasis on the structure of government, the rights, prerogatives, and 
responsibilities of the various branches, and federalism. Prerequisite: 
UCPOL 1701, UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712 

UCPOL 2863. Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights (3 hours) 

An examination of the constitution and constitutional law, with special 
emphasis on the Bill of Rights and its application to the states through the 
14 th Amendment. Prerequisite: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712 

UCPOL 2864. Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 
(3 hours) 

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

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

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

UCPOL 3861. History of Political Thought: Modern (3 hours) 

The political thought and practice of the Middle Ages in the West were 
profoundly shaped by Christianity. One of the distinquishing marks of the 
modern era is the challenge by political thinkers of Christianity's central 
role. The origins of that challenge are to be found in Machiavelli, Hobbes, 
and Locke. This challenge, however, is not of the same nature as the philo- 



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sophical investigation of revelation which had been carried on by ancient 
political philosophers. Not only that, but this challenge comes hand-in- 
hand with an account of human life that is in many ways limited and limiting 
even as it claims to be liberating. It provokes a critical reaction from within 
the framework of modern political thinking. Some of the most influential 
representatives of this criticism are Marx and the representatives of the 
political movements his thought inspire. The primary goal of this course is 
to gain an acquaintance with the uniquely modern way of resolving the 
tension between reason and revelation, its view of the regime and citizen- 
ship, and its account of the human good. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1712 and 
UCPOL1701. 

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

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

UCPOL 4510. Internship in Politics (3-12 hours) 

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



Psychology 



UCPSY 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 conflict- 
ing perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, biological, and psy- 
choanalytic. This course serves as a prerequisite for all upper-level courses 
in psychology. A student must receive a grade of C- or higher before ad- 
vancing to any upper-level course. 

UCPSY 2860. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 hours) 

Organizations and the individuals who function within them will be ex- 
amined from the perspective of psychological theory and research. Consid- 
eration 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. 
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UCPSY 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: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher. 

UCPSY 2865. Survey of Learning and Conditioning (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 2870. Survey of Social Psychology (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 2871. Survey of Cognitive Psychology (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 2875. Survey of Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 2880. Personality Theory (3 hours) 

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

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

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

UCPSY 2885. Lifespan Development (3 hours) 

This course aims to develop students' critical understanding of psycho- 
logical concepts, theories, and methods relevant to the study of human 

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development across the lifespan. The students will be introduced to the 
key debates surrounding lifecycle stages and will analyze psychological 
changes from neonate to adulthood (including middle and old age) thor- 
ough dying and death. Prerequisite: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or 
higher. 

UCPSY 3820. Tests and Measurements (3 hours) 

This course covers the selection, interpretation, and applications of 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 
to administer tests. Prerequisites: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or 
higher and UCMAT 2702. 

UCPSY 3821. Survey of Physiological Psychology (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 3830. Psychology of Leadership (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 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: UCPSY 1701 with a grade of "C-" or higher and 
UCPSY 2880. 

UCPSY 3860. Research Methods (3 hours) 

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



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UCPSY 4920. History and Systems of Psychology (3 hours) 

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

UCPSY 4070. Internship in Psychology (3-12 hours) 
An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning 
opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the 
student to obtain a full-time faculty supervisor, submit a learning agree- 
ment, work 30-35 hours for every hour of academic credit, keep a written 
journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with 
the full-time faculty supervisor, and write a research paper dealing with 
some aspect of the internship. An extensive list of internships is main- 
tained by the Career Services Office. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfac- 
tory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the full-time faculty supervisor and 
qualification for the internship program. 

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

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



Sociology 



UCSOC 1701. Principles of Sociology (3 hours) 

This course offers an introduction to topics central to the study of human 
society and social behavior. Selected fields of study frequently include 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. 

UCSOC 2850. Marriage and Family (3 hours) 

This course focuses primarily on the 20 lh -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. 
Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCSOC 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- 
tion. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711 and UCCOM 1712. 

UCSOC 2980 Crime and Deviance (3 hours) 

This course examines the social basis for defining behaviors which are 
thought to threaten civil society and social survival, distinctions between 
crime, deviance, and normality will be investigated, and topics relevant to 
the implementation of law in practice (as opposed to law found in law 
books) will be surveyed. Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711, UCCOM 1712 and 
UCSOC 1701. 

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UCSOC 2985. Social Problems (3 hours) 

This course is designed to introduce students to six social problems which 
beset the United States and/or the world today: drug abuse, racism/ dis- 
crimination, overpopulation/environmental degradation, gun violence, 
and welfare dependency, plus a "hot button" topic of intense immediate 
interest. Sociological perspectives on each problem will be emphasized. 
Prerequisites: UCCOM 1711, UCCOM 1712 and UCSOC 1701 

UCSOC 4050. Internship in Sociology (3-12 hours) 

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

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

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



Spanish 



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

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

UCSPN 2995/4995. Special Topics in Spanish 

An intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of a Span 
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Graduate 
Programs 




Education— Master of Arts in 

Teaching— Early 

Childhood Education 

The Master of Arts in Teaching— Early Childhood Education (grades P-5) Pro- 
gram at Oglethorpe University is based on a commitment to a broad liberal arts 
background as the best content preparation for teaching and to preparing teachers 
for the diverse schools of the 21 st century. The program offers both the Master of 
Arts in teaching degree and initial certification for early childhood educators. 
Successful completion of the program is necessary to obtain recommendation for 
a teaching certificate. 

Admission 

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

1. Completion of a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited institution. 
Oglethorpe undergraduate students may be able to "bridge" into the Master 
of Arts in Teaching— Early Childhood Program in the final semester of 
their senior year. 

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

3. Prerequisites as follows: 

• Two courses in humanities (including English composition) 

• Two courses in social studies 

• Two courses in mathematics (including College Algebra and one 

course beyond) 

• Two courses in laboratory science 

• Two courses in the arts 

• EDU 101 Introduction to Education 

• EDU 201 Educational Psychology 

• EDU 401 The Exceptional Child 

• PSY 201 Child and Adolescent Psychology 

4. A passing score on all sections (reading, writing, and mathematics) of the 
Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) developed and administered 
by Educational Testing Service. Applicants are exempt from this require- 
ment if they have earned qualifying scores on any of these tests: 

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

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

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

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

6. A 500- to 1000-word written statement describing experiences in working 
with children or youth as, for example, a tutor, camp counselor, day care 
worker, church school teacher, substitute teacher, or volunteer working 
with children. 

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

Note: Admission to the graduate program does not imply acceptance as a candi- 
date for the master's degree. See Admission to Candidacy below. 

Program Completion Requirements 

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

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

2. Complete all courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching— Early Childhood 
Education Program with a grade of "C" or higher. 

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

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

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

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

Admission to Candidacy 

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

Residence 

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

Transfer Credit 

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

1. Transfer credit may be awarded for courses that are comparable to Cul- 
tural Psychology, Assessing Teaching and Learning, and/or Technology 
of Teaching if the student has received InTech certification. Transfer 
credit cannot be accepted for other courses. 

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2. Determination of transfer credit is made by the Chair of the Division of 
Education in consultation with the student's advisor. The student must 
present a catalog course description for the requested course. Work al- 
ready applied toward another degree cannot be accepted. 

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

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

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

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

Advisement and Registration 

Upon admission to the graduate program, each student is assigned to a mem- 
ber of the faculty of the Division of Education who serves as advisor to guide the 
student in planning the program of study. Registration dates for each semester are 
listed in the Academic Calendar in this Bulletin. Preregistration occurs in Novem- 
ber for the spring semester and in April for the summer and fall semesters. Stu- 
dents must meet with their advisors to plan for registration for courses. 

Course Load 

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

Tuition and Fees 

An application fee (non-refundable) of $35 must accompany the application. 
Tuition is charged on a per-course basis. All fees are subject to change. Please 
direct inquiries regarding current fees to the Business Office. An application for 
degree must be made by mid-October in the Registrar's Office prior to completion 
of degree requirements the following December, May, or August, at which time an 
$85 degree completion fee is due. 

Academic Standards 

Candidates for the master's degree must meet the following academic stan- 
dards: 

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

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

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



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MAT Course 
Descriptions 



EDU 601. Exploring Constructivist Teaching and Learning 4 hours 

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

EDU 602. Cultural Psychology 4 hours 

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

EDU 603. Assessing Teaching and Learning 4 hours 

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

EDU 604. Technology of Teaching 4 hours 

The purposes of this course are twofold: 1) to prepare prospective teachers to 
meet the Georgia technology standards for educators, and 2) for these prospective 
teachers to learn to integrate technology into meaningful learning experiences for 
the students they will teach. To accomplish these goals, students in the course will 
learn to use technology as a tool for designing and conducting learning projects in 
which inquiry is the means of investigation. 

EDU 611. Arts of Diverse Peoples 4 hours 

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



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EDU 612. Literacy and Literature 4 hours 

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

EDU 613. Studies of Diverse Cultures 4 hours 

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

EDU 614. Mathematical Inquiry 4 hours 

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

EDU 615. Inquiring Into Science 4 hours 

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

EDU 619. Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar 12 hours 

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



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Master of Business 
Administration 



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 ap- 
ply critical thinking, leadership and communication skills, and to focus on team- 
work. Courses in the MBA program integrate the disciplines of economics, finance, 
marketing, management, and accounting in order to illustrate a complete picture of 
the global business environment and how different aspects within that world inter- 
relate. 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 program that supports our commitment to 
higher education in Atlanta. The primary purpose of the MBA program is to pro- 
vide graduates with the expertise necessary to become effective, professional man- 
agers in business and non-business organizations. The curriculum is designed to 
help the students acquire an understanding of the context in which modern organi- 
zations operate, a knowledge of the content of management operations, and an 
appreciation of the interrelationships involved. The courses will present the stu- 
dent with an understanding 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 inter- 
active seminar-style setting. Admission to the MBA Program is offered prior to the 
beginning of each 8-week session. The five 8-week sessions begin mid-January, mid- 
March, mid-May, late August and late October. 

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 criti- 
cally 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 

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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 are 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 
previous 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 

*MBA 690 Business Simulation is taught in the 14-week semester format. 

Teaching 



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 
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Master of Business 

Administration 

Admission Procedures 

Application Procedures: 

All correspondence concerning admission to the MBA program should be ad- 
dressed to Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319- 
2797; telephone: (404) 364-8376. A prospective student should complete and return 
an application for admission and other required supporting documentation with a 
$30 non-refundable application fee. Candidates 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 
successful. 

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 aca- 
demic reference. 

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 
contact the University College at (404) 364-8383. 

[Items (1), (2), and (3) should be completed and submitted together to the 
Oglethorpe University MBA Program. The applicant must request that item (4) be 
submitted by their recommenders, item (5) resubmitted by the appropriate institu- 
tions, and item (6) be submitted by the appropriate testing service to the Oglethorpe 
University MBA Program.] 

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 undergraduate 
prerequisite courses that are required to enter the program, but has met all other 
admission requirements. 

Re gret - An applicant who in the opinion of the admission committee does not meet 
the criteria for admission. 



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Prerequisites 

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 Statistics 

Calculus for Business Decisions 
Certain MBA courses have the classes listed above as specific prerequisites; how- 
ever, admitted students may still enroll in the graduate program without every pre- 
requisite 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 
descriptions 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 dem- 
onstrate English language proficiency to be considered for admission. English lan- 
guage proficiency must be demonstrated in at least one of the following four ways: 

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 
Language). 

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 Associa- 
tion 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. 



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Academic Regulations and 
Policies 

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. 

Registration 

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 
Exercises 

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. 

Standards 

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 

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good academic standing. The first session that a student falls below a 3.0, the stu- 
dent will be placed on warning. In an effort to improve the student's GPA he or she 
may repeat a 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 proba- 
tion. 

A student on probation is allowed to take no more than one course each session 
in the MBA program until he or she exits the probation period. If a student contin- 
ues 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. 

Candidacy Review 

After each student has completed 12-18 hours of MBA courses, the MBA Coun- 
cil will review the student's progress, grades and evaluations from individual faculty 
members. This review is designed to identify any weaknesses in the student's progress 
and to help the student to complete the program. The Council will be primarily 
focused on communication (both oral and written), teamwork and quantitative skills. 
If any weaknesses are identified which are not apparent in the course grades, the 
student may be asked to complete additional work so as to upgrade these skills. This 
additional work, if warranted, is designed to increase the student's ability to success- 
fully complete the 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 semes- 
ter (at the time of registration), students must complete a Deferred Payment Op- 
tion: 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. Registration for future sessions will be withheld on ac- 
counts 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. 



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MBA Course Descriptions 

CONTEXT COURSES 

MBA 540 Calculus for Business Decisions (4 hours) 

This course focuses on the applied mathematics of Algebra and Calculus. Both 
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 other courses that use these math- 
ematical 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 Re- 
naissance 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: Admis- 
sion to the program. 

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 organiza- 
tional context, are discussed. There is an emphasis on getting the students to em- 
ploy moral reasoning and to articulate their own perspectives on the challenges of 
moral leadership. Prerequisites: 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 sustainable competitive advantages 
in the marketplace. Students will examine various perspectives of Systems Analysis 
and Total Quality Management. Prerequisites: Introduction to Management, Sur- 
vey of Microeconomics, and Admission to the program. 

MBA 670 Global Enterprise (3 hours) 

In this context seminar students examine the challenges that leaders and man- 
agers 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: Admission to the program. 

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CONTENT COURSES 



MBA 610 Capital Decision Making (3 hours) 

This content course focuses on the conceptual and practical problems associ- 
ated with the financial management of the non-financial firm. Topics that will be 
discussed will include capital budgeting, cost of capital, firm valuation, capital struc- 
ture, dividend policy and investment strategies, and capital management. Selected 
reading and case studies will be used to present the theoretical and practical frame- 
work for corporate financial decision-making. Prerequisites: Principles of Account- 
ing I, Managerial Finance, 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 may be reviewed. Prerequi- 
sites: 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 con- 
cepts that create an entrepreneurial thrust and strategic competitive advantage. 
This course will make heavy use of case analyses. Prerequisites: Principles of Ac- 
counting I, Survey of Microeconomics, Introduction to Marketing, and Admission 
to the program. 

MBA ELECTIVE COURSES 

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 chang- 
ing. However a representative list would include, but is not limited to: Personal 
Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Portfolio Management, Speculative Markets, Studies 
in Leadership, Psychology of Consumption, Consumer Behavior, Stabilization Policy, 
Entrepreneurship, Theory of Constraint, Comparative Organizations, and Total 
Quality Management. 

MBA 617 Portfolio Management (2 hours) 

This course introduces the student to the environment in which investment de- 
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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 man- 
aging change, motivation, communications, crisis management, cultural diversity, 
decision making, ethics and value, group dynamic, problem solving, leadership style 
and traits, organizational culture, power and authority, gender leadership differ- 
ences, group solving, entrepreneurship, etc. are possible topics to be covered. Stu- 
dents will have an opportunity to refine their leadership capabilities by better un- 
derstanding leadership in action through film cases and classic literature case stud- 
ies. 

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- 
uisite. 

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. 



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CAPSTONE COURSES 



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 eco- 
nomic decisions. The simulation will involve the application of specific models and 
quantitative techniques to the analysis of their decisions. Applications will include 
optimization, statistical inference and decision making under uncertainty. The simu- 
lation will make use of models such as multiple regression and linear program- 
ming. Prerequisites: 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 self- 
selected a final team group, and have defined a comprehensive project. Project 
definition can include SBDC Small Business Studies, New Venture Business Plans, 
Business 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 Com- 
mittee. 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 con- 
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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 
followed 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 8113. 

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. 

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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 of- 
fice 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 activ- 
ity 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." Shortly before his death at age thirty-nine, Lanier 
remarked that his greatest intellectual influence was his college days at Oglethorpe 
University. 

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 

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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 fic- 
tion, 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 Presbyte- 
rians, 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 circumnavi- 
gate 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 
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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 frater- 
nities 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 storm 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 the persistence of the 
stormy petrel. The petrel is sometimes thought by students to be extinct despite the 
fact that it is one of the most numerous bird species on earth. The nickname is 
unique in all of American intercollegiate sports. Duane Hanson, renowned former 
Oglethorpe art faculty member, designed the stylized version of the petrel seen on 
Dorough Field House. 

Thalian 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- 
bers. 

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 
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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 Ameri- 
can tribe who befriended him in Georgia. 



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Index 



Academic Advising 50 

Academic Calendar 5 

Academic Dismissal 54 

Academic Good Standing 54 

Academic Load - Normal 53 

Academic Policies Governing 

Student Financial Aid 39 

Academic Regulations 49 

Access to Student Records 56 

Admission - Undergraduate 44 

Advanced Placement Credit 47 

Application Procedure 47 

Application for Financial Aid 41 

Attendance 50 

Auditing Courses 53 

Awards 32 

Calendar 5 

Campus Facilities 17 

Career Services 34 

CLEP 47 

Community Life 29 

Computer Facilities and Services . 21 

Computer Use Policy 21 

Course Descriptions... 73 

Accounting 74 

Art 75 

Business Administration 77 

Communications 79 

Computer Science 82 

Economics 83 

English 85 

French 86 

General Science 87 

History 87 

Mathematics 90 

Music 90 

Philosophy 91 

Politics 91 

Psychology 93 

Sociology 96 

Spanish 97 

Credit by Examination..... 47 

Course Level 55 

Cultural Opportunities 

on Campus 30 

Dean's List 53 

Degrees 60 

Degrees With Latin 

Academic Honors 54,61 



Discipline and Majors 62 

Accounting 62 

Business Administration 64 

Communications 65 

History 66 

Organizational Management 68 

Psychology 69 

Directory of Correspondence 2 

Disability Programs and Services . 35 
Discriminatory Harassment 

Policy 31 

Double Major Policy 54 

Drop/ Add Course 26 

Experiential Education 34 

Final Examinations 50 

Financial Aid 

Assistance 38 

Eligibility 41 

Emergency Loan Funds 39 

Federal Aid Refund Policies 42 

Payment of Awards 42 

Financial Obligations 28 

Food Service 30 

Glossary of Oglethorpe Terms ... 117 

Grade Appeals 52 

Grading 50 

Graduate Program of Study 
Master of Business Administration 

Admission 109 

Advisement and Registration.. Ill 

Capstone Courses 116 

Content Courses 114 

Context Courses 113 

Overview 106 

Graduation Exercises 53 

Graduation Requirements 

Undergraduate 60 

Honor Code 56 

History 13 

Incompletes 51,53 

Institutional Refund Policy 27 

International Students 44 

Internships - 

See Experiential Education 34 

Latin Academic Honors 46,54,61 

Learning Resource Center 35 

Library (Lowry Hall) 19 

Major Programs 

and Requirements 60 



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Minors 70 

Accounting Minor 70 

Art Minor 70 

Business Administration 

Minor 71 

Communications Minor 71 

Economics Minor 71 

English Minor 71 

History Minor 71 

International Studies Minor 72 

Organizational Management 

Minor 72 

Politics Minor 72 

Psychology Minor 72 

OBook-The 32 

Probation and Dismissal 54 

Refund Policy 27 

Registration - Undergraduate 50 

Repetition of Courses 56 



Residency Requirement 45,60 

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory 

Option 52 

Sexual Harassment Policy 31 

Special Status Students 46 

Student Classification 55 

Student Rights and 

Responsibilities 30 

Student Role in Institutional 

Decision-making 30 

Transfer Students 45 

Transient Students 

Undergraduate 46 

UC students seeking 

transient status 55 

Tuition and Costs 25 

Visitors 3 

Withdrawal from a Course 26 

Withdrawal from the University.... 27 



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