University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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THE COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCES

Phone: 262-472-1621
E-Mail: letterssci@uwwvax.uww.edu

Howard Ross, Dean
Mary Pinkerton, Associate Dean
Larry Schuetz, Assistant Dean and Coordinator of General Education
Debra Heiber, Director of Undeclared Advising and College Advising Coordinator
 
 

DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSONS

Biological Sciences
-----Lance Urven
Chemistry
-----Philip Johns
Geography
-----John Patterson
History
-----Steven B. Karges
Mathematics and Computer Science
-----Dieudonne Phanord
Languages and Literatures
-----John Fallon
Philosophy/Religious Studies
-----Andrea Nye
Physics
-----Paul Rybski
Political Science
-----John Kozlowicz
Psychology
-----Greg Cook
Social Work
-----Janet Wright
Sociology
-----Lanny A. Neider
Women's Studies
-----Star Olderman
 
 

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Race and Ethnic Cultures
-----Eugene Grigsby
Criminal Justice
-----Ronald Berger
Geology
-----Frank Luther
International Studies
-----Paul Adogamhe
Management Computer Systems
-----Robert Horton
Public Policy and Administration
-----Susan Johnson

 The College of Letters and Sciences seeks to assist you in developing the knowledge, understanding, skills, and appreciation which will enable you to live a rich, full life as well as succeed in your chosen profession. A background of study in the liberal arts is the distinguishing characteristic of the university graduate. Whatever your vocational aspiration, your liberal arts study will heighten your potential for personal and professional development. The major and minor programs of study within the College of Letters and Sciences build upon this liberal arts background and assist you in developing in-depth understanding of your chosen field of study.

MAJORS AND MINORS

The College of Letters and Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees, with majors in the following areas:
 
 
Biology Management Computer Systems
Chemistry Mathematics
Economics Physics
English Political Science
French Psychology
Geography Public Policy and Administration
German Social Work
History Sociology
Individually Designed Major Criminal Justice Emphasis Spanish
Integrated Science-Business Women's Studies
International Studies

Letters and Sciences majors may choose a minor from most of the areas listed above, or from the following:
Art Journalism
Art History Latin American Studies
Art Management Legal Studies
Asian Studies Library Media
Coaching Music
Communicative Disorders Philosophy
Computer Science Physical Science
Criminal Justice Public Administration
Dance Race and Ethnic Cultures
Environmental Studies Recreation Leisure Studies
English as a Second Language Safety
Geology Special Education - Non-licensure
Gerontology Speech
Health Theatre
Individualized Minor Urban and Area Development
International Studies Women's Studies
Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies

Professional Minor in Business Studies:
This minor is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal arts education with preparation for a career in some area of business. Nine areas of emphasis are available:
 
 
Accounting Management Human Resources
Business Law Management Production
Finance Marketing
General Business Office Systems
Management General
Majors in these areas are not available through the College of Letters and Sciences degree programs.

LETTERS AND SCIENCES BACHELOR OF ARTS OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH TEACHING LICENSURE

If you are working toward the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Letters and Sciences and also wish to be licensed to teach, you must fulfill all the requirements for the appropriate degree. In addition, you must complete all the requirements for licensure. Confer with the Director of Licensure in the College of Education during your freshman year if you are interested in this option.
 
 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL CURRICULA

E-Mail: preprof@uwwvax.uww.edu

Chiropractic
-----Steven Anderson, Chemistry
Dentistry
-----Michael Woller, Biology
Engineering
-----Hugo Tscharnack, Physics
Law
-----John Kozlowicz, Political Science
Medicine
-----Lance Urven, Biology
Optometry
-----Kenneth Menningen, Physics
Pharmacy
-----Philip Johns, Chemistry
Veterinary Medicine
-----Lauren Wentz, Biology

 UW-Whitewater offers opportunities for you to obtain pre-professional work in a number of fields. In some areas, such as law and medicine, you will complete the Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree before being admitted to a professional school. Other pre-professional programs at UW-W provide one, two or three years of study for students who will then transfer to a professional school. While at UW-W you will be obtaining a well-rounded liberal education recommended by professional schools in addition to introductory courses in your professional area.

 If you transfer to a professional school at the conclusion of your junior year, you may have a part of your work in the professional school applied toward completion of the bachelor's degree at UW-Whitewater. Details must be worked out with the Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences prior to your junior year.

As a student in a pre-professional curriculum you will be assigned to a faculty adviser who is familiar with the requirements for admission to professional schools in your area of interest. If you have chosen a specific professional school, your adviser will help you to develop a program which meets the requirements of the institution to which you plan to apply. If you have not decided on a professional school, your adviser will help you develop a flexible program while aiding you in the search for a school to meet your needs. In Pre-Engineering, UW-W has a transfer agreement with UW-Platteville whereby students who perform satisfactorily may be automatically accepted into its Engineering program (contact a Pre-Engineering adviser for details).

 Every effort is made to assist you in your admission to the professional school of your choice; however, you should be aware that admission to some programs is extremely competitive and whether or not you are admitted will depend upon your academic record and your scores on admissions tests.

 For further information on the pre-professional curriculums available at UW-W please contact one of the advisers listed above.

INDIVIDUALIZED OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CURRICULUM

Individually Designed Major. If you wish to focus your study on a topic or problem area which falls outside the limits of the traditional major programs, you, together with your adviser, may design your own individually designed major. This individualized major permits an integration of the courses and programs offered by the University. For details and requirements of this major see Index.

 Individually Designed Minor. The individualized minor can help you meet educational goals which cannot be met by the conventional minor programs. You can plan your own minor consisting of courses in areas related to your goals. See Index for details and requirements.
 
 

HONORARY FRATERNITIES

Alpha Delta Mu is a national social work honor society which encourages and recognizes superior scholarship in social work education. Membership is based on overall grade point average and is open to juniors and seniors who have earned at least six credits in social work courses.

Alpha Kappa Delta is a national sociology honor society. The ETA of Wisconsin chapter was established at UW-Whitewater in 1970. AKD is an organization dedicated to the scientific study of social phenomena for the promotion of human welfare. To be eligible for membership, individuals must have completed at least 10 credits in sociology, be at least junior standing, and have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all sociology courses and have a minimum 3.00 GPA overall.

 Beta Beta Beta, national honorary biological society, was established at Whitewater in 1960. Beta Beta Beta seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in this field of learning by reserving its membership for those who achieve superior academic accomplishments and who indicate special aptitude for the subject of biology.

Gamma Theta Upsilon is an international geographical honor society. Gamma Upsilon chapter of the society was established at UW-Whitewater in 1965. The primary function of the society is to further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in this field. Full regular membership is limited to persons possessing superior academic records and completion of at least three courses in geography.

 Phi Alpha Theta is an international honorary society in history. Nu-Beta chapter was installed at Whitewater in the spring of 1967. Membership is open to students who have completed 12 or more credits in history with at least a 3.1 grade point average in all history courses. Initiates must also have a 3.0 grade point average in two-thirds of all remaining courses.

 Pi Delta Phi is a national French honor society which recognizes outstanding scholarship in French. To be eligible for membership, you must be a senior who has completed three advanced French courses and who has a 3.0 grade point average in French and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

 Pi Kappa Delta. Epsilon chapter of this national honorary forensic society was installed on the Whitewater campus in May 1943. Students participating in intercollegiate forensics are eligible for election to the organization if they have a 2.25 grade point average.

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honorary association for political science. The UW-Whitewater Chapter, Pi Mu, welcomes all students who fulfill the following requirements: 10 credits in Political Science, 3.5 grade point average in Political Science courses, and 3.0 grade point average overall.

 Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, recognizes excellence in scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. Undergraduates who are elected to Psi Chi must rank not lower than the highest 35 percent of their class in general scholarship and must have demonstrated superior scholarship in psychology.

 Sigma Delta Pi, national professional society in Spanish studies, was established at Whitewater in 1966. Eligible for membership are those students who have completed at least three upper-division Spanish courses, one in literature, and have attained a B average in all Spanish courses and have a high achievement level in other academic courses.

 Sigma Pi Sigma is the physics national honor society. Membership is open to all students with an overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0 and a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 in physics, based upon at least three physics classes applicable toward a physics major.

 Sigma Tau Delta, the national English Honor Society, is open to English majors and minors who have had at least two courses past English 101 and 102, have at least a B average in English, and rank within the top 35% of their class overall. The society sponsors regional and national conventions, a literary magazine, and writing awards for creative and critical writing.

DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Data Processing Management Association is an organization of students who have a strong interest in the field of data processing. Its purposes are to promote interest in and an understanding of business data processing through guest lectures, seminars and field trips to computer installations and DPMA conferences.

 French Club is an organization open to anyone interested in French language and culture.

 German Club is a social organization open to all students in German and to anyone interested in German culture.

 The Law Society is co-sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Finance and Business Law Department. It is open to pre-law students and anyone interested in the law. Students have the opportunity to attend speaker meetings and participate in field trips.

 Public Relations Student Society of America is the professional society for students who are majors or minors in public relations under the speech communication major as well as for interested students from other disciplines.

 Social Work Student Organization seeks to unite the Social Work majors to promote the major, to provide a sounding board, and to act as a medium between faculty and students to facilitate major changes within the department.

 Society of Physics Students is open to all students who are in physics or related fields. In 1965 the club became a student section of the American Institute of Physics, a national federation of leading societies in physics.

 Spanish Club offers members cultural activities pertaining to the Spanish speaking countries to create an interest in the culture and ways of life of the Spanish-speaking world and to stimulate greater understanding and appreciation of Spanish-speaking friends the world over.

 Student Psychology Association invites students to join psychology majors and faculty in challenging their concepts of the world and themselves through spirited interchange of ideas about psychology and its impact on the individual.

 Student Sociology Association is a voluntary group whose purpose is to afford interested students the opportunity to initiate and participate in campus and professional activities.

 UWW Geology Club is an organization open to any student interested in furthering the education and fellowship of students in the field of geology.
 
 

COLLEGE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)

To graduate from the College of Letters and Sciences, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including coursework to satisfy all of the combined General Education and College Degree requirements, major and minor requirements. Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in the major and minor fields as well as a 2.0 UW-W overall grade point average. Certain majors and minors in the College require a grade point average above 2.0 in the major, minor and/or overall.

Students may earn either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Letters and Sciences. The BA degree emphasizes preparation in the arts and humanities, while the BS degree emphasizes preparation in mathematics, sciences and social sciences. Both degrees combine the 50 credits required in General Education with additional coursework to ensure that students have minimum exposure to appropriate liberal arts and science areas. The combined total for the BA degree is 56 credits; the combined total for the BS degree is 55-56 credits. (The 12 credits of University proficiency requirements are included in these totals.)

IN COMPLETING EITHER THE BA OR THE BS DEGREE, THE FOLLOWING POLICIES APPLY:

 All General Education requirements must be met with approved courses only; College degree requirements beyond General Education may be met with any courses offered within the appropriate disciplines.

Students must meet the minimum totals in each area and may count no more than the maximum totals in each area toward the combined General Education and College Degree requirements.

 No more than two courses from any one discipline may be applied toward meeting the combined requirements.

 Foreign language courses for which retroactive credit was granted can not be counted toward the combined requirements.

 Students are required to complete both a major and a minor from the approved majors and minors listed in the Catalog. (No minor is required for a major in International Studies, Public Policy and Administration, the 54-credit MCS major, the Sociology-Criminal Justice emphasis or for option II of the Liberal Studies Major and option II of the Individualized Major.)

 The same course credits may not be counted toward both a major and a minor.
 
 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

The combined 50 credits, including appropriate waivers, of General Education and additional College requirements must follow the policies above and must be distributed as follows (totals include proficiency and General Education Core courses):
 

1.    Communication Skills (9 credits or waivers)

a.    English 680-101 (or waiver)
b.    English 680-102
c.    Speech 166-110 (or waiver)
2.    Quantitative and Technical Reasoning (10-14 credits)
a.    Math 760-140 or 760-141 (or waiver)
b.    7-11 credits of science, math and computer science courses designated GL or GM from at least 2 different disciplines (astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, physical geography, math, computer science) to include at least one 4-5 credit lab science course designated GL
3.    Cultural Heritage (6 credits)
a.    Core 900-100
b.    Core 900-390
4.    Communities (6 credits)
a.    Core 900-130
b.    Core 900-120 or 900-140
5.    Personal Health and Fitness (1-2 credits)
a.    P.Ed. 440-192
b.    0-1 credit in HPRC courses designated GP
6.    Electives (7-12 credits to bring Gen. Ed. total to 44)
a.    Additional electives designated GA, GH, GS, GE or GI; no more than 1 course from any one discipline may be counted in this area.
7.    Upper Level Breadth Requirement
a.    6 credits at the 300-400 level in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Race/Ethnic or Women's Studies, excluding courses in major and minor disciplines; not limited to Gen. Ed. courses or one course per discipline rule
8.    Foreign Language Requirement
a.    One college-level year of a foreign language or the equivalent (2 years of the same foreign language); one course taken to fulfill this requirement may count as an elective in area 6.
Total: 50 credits
 
 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The combined 49-50 credits, including appropriate waivers, of General Education and additional College requirements must follow the policies above and must be distributed as follows (totals include proficiency and General Education Core courses):
 

1.    Communication Skills (9 credits or waivers)

a.    English 680-101 (or waiver)
b.    English 680-102
c.    Speech 166-110 (or waiver)
2.    Quantitative and Technical Reasoning (16-19 credits)
a.    Math 760-141 (or waiver)
b.    Two 4-5 credit laboratory science courses designated GL from 2 different disciplines (biology, chemistry, geology, geography, physics or astronomy)
c.    5 credits in math beyond 141 or 3 credits in math beyond 141 and 3 credits in computer science courses (not limited to GM courses)
3.    Cultural Heritages (6 credits)
a.    Core 900-100
b.    Core 900-390
4.    Communities (6 credits)
a.    Core 900-130
b.    Core 900-120 or 900-140
5.    Personal Health and Fitness (1-2 credits)
a.    P.Ed. 440-192
b.    0-1 credit in HPRC courses designated GP
6.    Electives (7-11 credits to bring total to 49)
a.    Additional electives designated GA, GH, GS, GE or GI; no more than 1 course from any one discipline may be counted in this area
Total: 49-50 credits
 
 
 

GENERAL DIVISION (600)

INTERDEPARTMENTAL MAJORS AND MINORS

International and Area Studies - Refer to International and Area Studies Section.
-----International Studies Major
-----Asian Studies Minor
-----International Studies Minor
-----Latin American Studies Minor

 Integrated Science - Business Major - Refer to Biology Department

 Criminal Justice Minor - Refer to departments of Political Science and Sociology.

Environmental Studies Minor - Refer to Geography & Geology Department.

Gerontology Minor - Refer to Social Work Department.

Human Services Foundation Minor - Refer to Social Work Department

Physical Science Minor - Refer to Physics Department

GENERAL SCIENCE BROADFIELD MAJOR (BSE)

Open only to students pursuing teacher licensure. There are five emphases within this major. Refer to the department of the emphasis for requirements.
 
 
Biology Physical Science (Physics)
Chemistry Physics
Earth Science (Geography)

The broadfield science program for teacher education can follow one of two plans:
 
 

  1. A 58 credit major providing for one teaching minor.
  2. A 68 credit major providing for two teaching minors.
The 58 credit broadfield major consists of 24 credits in one of the science areas; 14 credits in one of the three remaining sciences; and 10 semester credits in each of the two remaining sciences. The areas required are chemistry, biology, physics, geography and geology. Mathematics through one year of calculus shall be considered as a prerequisite for those who choose 24 credits in physics. For others, Math 760-152, Elementary Functions, shall be considered a prerequisite to the major field. In addition to the 58 credits, the broadfield science program requires an additional course: Geography 722-252 or Biology 630-214. Consult the department in each science area for the specific courses required.
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD MAJOR (BSE)

Open only to students pursuing teacher licensure. This major consists of at least 53 hours in a program approved by the College of Education. This program must follow either of two basic guidelines:
 
 
  1. A 34 credit concentration in any approved area of social studies and 20 credits in at least two other areas of social studies.
  2. A 22 credit concentration in any approved area of social studies and 32 credits in at least three other areas of social studies.
If courses in the major are used to satisfy General Education requirements and Human Relations course requirement, the program can be completed within 120 credits. Transfer students must complete at least five courses at UW-W for this major.

 Note: Only those courses in geography which relate to the cultural environment will apply toward the major. Courses in other social science areas which are primarily techniques courses will not apply to the major.
 
 

Additional Licensure Requirement:

Wisconsin law requires that persons seeking licensure to teach history or other social studies have instruction in cooperatives and conservation. The requirement in respect to cooperatives may be met by completion of Economics 230-213, Economic Principles for Secondary Teachers, or Economics 230-324, Cooperatives. The requirement for instruction in conservation may be met by the completion of Geography 722-252 Human Environmental Problems, or Biology 630-214 Ecology and Society.

 History certification for holders of Social Studies (701) license: 15 credits of upper level (300 or 400) or graduate (500, 600, or 700) history courses distributed as follows: 6 credits of U.S. History, 6 credits of European History, and 3 credits of African, Asian, Latin American or Middle-Eastern History. All 15 credits must have been completed within 5 calendar years. Some of the courses listed above may have prerequisites which must be taken beyond the specified 15 credits.

There are twelve emphases within this major. Refer to the department of the emphasis for the major requirements.
 
 
Economics Option I Political Science Option I
Economics Option II Political Science Option II
Geography Option I Psychology Option I
Geography Option II Psychology Option II
History Option I Sociology Option I
History Option II Sociology Option II

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR

Elementary Education majors who have a minor in English, Foreign Language, Mathematics or Social Studies (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology) may be certified to grade 9 with the addition of the appropriate Secondary Education methods course and Secondary Education Observation and Participation.

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR

The Liberal Studies major is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts background and the flexibility to tailor their studies to their own needs, interests and career goals. The major encompasses study of a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, which enable students to develop breadth of vision, a capacity for critical thinking, and a fundamental understanding of human nature, society and values. The major also fosters development of skills and abilities employers consider most important, such as problem solving, analytical thinking, interpersonal relations and communicaitons skills, among others. Applied minors such as Professional Business Studies, Public Relations, and Legal Studies complement this major especially well.

The Liberal Studies major is particularly appropriate for non-traditional, returning and transfer students who wish to complete a degree. Every effort is made to include applicable transfer courses within the major whether they have UW-W equivalents or not, and courses scheduled to accomodate working adults.

For more information on this major, contact the Philosophy Department.

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR WITH MINOR (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 36 CREDITS
1. L&S 600-201
2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
        PHIL 782-245, 782-247, 782-261, BIOL 630-247, INTD 940-246
3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES

 PHIL 782-271, ENGL 680-274, 680-373, 680-375, 680-376, MUSC 150-151, 150-153, 150-161,150-162, 150-164, 150-166, 150-169, 150-171, 150-175, 150-177, 150-186, 150-187, 1150-188, 150-189, 150-269, 150-271, 150-272, 150-279, 150-383, 150-452, 150-453, 150-457, 150-458, 150-459, ART (ANY COURSE EXCEPT 110-180), THTR (ANY COURSE EXCEPT 133-100, 133-346, 131-361 THRU 131-364, 133-345, 133-346, 133-454, 133-471, 133-472, 133-478), DNCE (ANY COURSE EXCEPT 131-110)
4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
PHIL 782-251, SPCH 166-344, 166-345, ENGL 680-271, 680-370, HIST 740-200, PSCI 820-301, PSYC 840-215, 840-216, MATH 760-230, 760-231, SOC 880-476, BIOL 630-303
5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
          SPCH 166-228, 166-240, 166-242, 166-328, 166-420, 166-424
6. SELECT 3-9 CRED FROM COURSES
  PHIL 782-341, 782-342, 782-365, RELG 786-212, 786-252, 786-355, ENGL 680-321, 680-401, 680-402, 680-404, 680-405, 680-412, 680-414, HIST 740-154, 740-155, 740-325, 740-351, 740-355, 740-375, 740-441, 740-451, 740-452, ECON 230-404, ART 115-201, 115-202, 115-305, 115-311, 115-312, 115-314, 115-315, 115-316, MUSC 150-140, 150-245, 150-246, THTR 133-345, 133-454, 133-471, 133-472, SPCH 166-359
7. SELECT AN ADDITIONAL 9 -15 ELECTIVE CRED FROM COURSES CHOSEN FROM AT LEAST 3 OF THE FOLLOWING  CATEGORIES.
PHIL 782-345, 782-390, RELG 786-201, ENGL 680-216, 680-263, 680-346, 680-347, 680-353, 680-361, 680-464, HIST 740-326, 740-352, 740-394, 740-460, SPCH 166-305, 166-232, 166-326, 166-339, ART 115-317, 115-318, 115-319, MUSC 150-247, THTR 133-346, 133-478, PSCI 820-357, 820-380, 820-412, 820-446, RCET 610-380, AFRO 614-110, 614-360, 614-396, 614-397
8. L&S 600-499
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR WITH NO MINOR (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS
1. L&S 600-201
2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
          PHIL 782-245, 782-247, 782-261, BIOL 630-247, INTD 940-246
3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES

  PHIL 782-271, ENGL 680-274, 680-373, 680-375, 680-376, MUSC 150-151, 150-153, 150-161, 150-162, 150-164, 150-166, 150-169, 150-171, 150-175, 150-177, 150-186, 150-187, 1150-188, 150-189, 150-269, 150-271, 150-272, 150-279, 150-383, 150-452, 150-453, 150-457, 150-458, 150-459, ART (ANY COURSE EXCEPT 110-180), THTR (ANY COURSE EXCEPT 133-100, 133-346, 131-361 THRU 131-364, 133-345, 133-346, 133-454, 133-471, 133-472, 133-478), DNCE (ANY COURSE EXCEPT 131-110)
4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
 PHIL 782-251, SPCH 166-344, 166-345, ENGL 680-271, 680-370, HIST 740-200, PSCI 820-301, PSYC 840-215, 840-216, MATH 760-230, 760-231, SOC 880-476, BIOL 630-303
5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
          SPCH 166-228, 166-240, 166-242, 166-328, 166-420, 166-424
6. SELECT 3-9 CRED FROM COURSES
 PHIL 782-341, 782-342, 782-365, RELG 786-212, 786-252, 786-355, ENGL 680-321, 680-401, 680-402, 680-404, 680-405, 680-412, 680-414, HIST 740-154, 740-155, 740-325, 740-351, 740-355, 740-375, 740-441, 740-451, 740-452, ECON 230-404, ART 115-201, 115-202, 115-305, 115-311, 115-312, 115-314, 115-315, 115-316, MUSC 150-140, 150-245, 150-246, THTR 133-345, 133-454, 133-471, 133-472, SPCH 166-359
7. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
 PHIL 782-345, 782-390, RELG 76-201, ENGL 680-216, 680-263, 680-346, 680-347, 680-353, 680-361, 680-464, HIST 740-326, 740-352, 740-394, 740-460, SPCH 166-232, 166-305, 166-326, 166-339, ART 115-317, 115-318, 115-319, MUSC 150-247, THTR 133-346, 133-478, PSCI 820-357, 820-380, 820-412, 820-446, RCET 610-380, AFRO 614-110, 614-360, 614-396, 614-397
8. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
ENGL 680-264, PHIL 782-281, RELG 786-330, PSCI 820-414, PSYC 840-202, 840-304, 840-331, 840-332, 840 345, 840-345, 840-355, AFRO 614-270, 614-470, GEOG 722-230, SOC 880-250, 880-252, 880-265, 880-270, 880-276, 880-330, 880-340, 880-345, 880-355, 880-362, 880-370, 880-410, 880-451, 880-455, 880-459, 880-470, WNST 890-100, 890-240, 890-301, 890-301, 890-303, 890-320, 890-350, 890-392, ANTH 892-218
9. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
ECON 230-360, 230-401, 230-406, 230-459, GEOG 722-332, 722-362, 722-363, 722-365, 722-368, HIST 740-342, 740-343, 740-346, 740-348, 740-371, 740-372, ENGL 680-322, PSCI 820-350, 820-351, 820-352, ANTH 892-230, 892-334, ANY FOREIGN LANGUAGES COURSE BEYOND 142 (EXCLUDING RETRO CRS) AND ANY 491 TRAVEL STUDY ABROAD APPROVED BY ADVISOR
10. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
ECON 230-451, ENGL 680-323, 680-324, GEOG 722-368, HIST 740-130, 740-131, 740-340, 740-432, 740-433, RELG 786-211, 786-303, PSCI 820-460, 820-461, 820-471, SOC 880-290, ANTH 892-324, ANY 491 TRAVEL STUDY ABROAD COURSE APPROVE BY ADVISOR
11. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
GEOG 722-334, 722-430, HIST 740-120, 740-300,, 740-301, 740-302, 740-304, 740-305, 740-306, 740-307, 740-315, 740-316, 740-317, 740-324, 740-362, 740-390, 740-392, 740-400, 740-401, 740-403, ENGL 680-200, 680-226, 680-236, 680-265, 680-341, 680-342, 690-345, 680-348, 680-363, 680-369, THTR 133-369, PHIL 782-343, RELG 786-351, MUSC 150-143, 150-144, PSCI 820-217, 820-247, 820-317, 820-318, 820-413, 820-419, 820-457, AFRO 614-320, 614-345,
CHCN 615-200, 615-300, 615-320, 615-330, WNST 890-250, 890-370
12. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
ANY  COURSE   IN BIOLOGICAL  SCIENCES, CHEMISTRY,  GEOLOGY,  PHYSICS/ASTRONOMY,
GEOG 722-252, 722-323, 722-452, HIST 740-333, PHIL 782-291, WNST 890-360, ECON 230-471
13. SELECT 15 CREDITS IN FOCUS AREA, 9 CREDITS OF WHICH MUST BE AT THE 300 OR 400 LEVEL, CHOSEN IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISOR
14. L&S 600-499
 

GENERAL SCIENCE ELEMENTARY MINOR

This is a broadfield, general science minor for students majoring in elementary education. It is intended to insure breadth of science preparation, with training from each of the four areas: biology, chemistry, physical geography/geology, and physics/astronomy. This general, introductory background from the specified courses would be appropriate for conducting science classes in the elementary schools.

 MINOR - 24 UNITS
1. BIOLOGY 214  AND  AT  LEAST 3  ADDITIONAL  UNITS FROM BIOLOGY COURSES.  BIOLOGY 120  IS RECOMMENDED
2. SELECT  AT  LEAST  4  UNITS  FROM  CHEMISTRY COURSES.
 CHEM 100  IS  RECOMMENDED, CHEM 102  WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE.
3. SELECT  AT  LEAST 4 UNITS FROM  PHYSICAL  GEOGRAPHY  OR  GEOLOGY  COURSES.
  EITHER  GEOGRPY  210  OR  GEOLGY 100  OR GEOLGY 101  IS  RECOMMENDED.
4. PHYSCS 210  AND  ASTRONMY 114  ARE  REQUIRED.
5. ADDITIONAL UNITS TO TOTAL AT LEAST 24 UNITS MUST  BE  SELECTED  FROM  COURSES:  BIOLOGY 110, GEOLGY 200,  GEOGRPY 320  OR  PHYSCS 240

SOCIAL STUDIES ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MINOR

The Department of Public Instruction has created a license to permit holders of an elementary license who teach through grade 8 to be issued a regular license to teach Social Studies through grade 9 if they complete the Social Studies minor.

 This is a broadfield, social studies minor for students majoring in elementary education. It is intended to insure breadth of social studies preparation, with training from each of several areas: history, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, geography, and anthropology. This general, introductory background from the specified courses would be appropriate for teaching social studies classes in the elementary schools.

MINOR - 30 CREDITS

  1. 9 CREDITS: 3 CRED. FROM 3 GROUPS:(A) 740-124 OR 740-125;(B) 740-154 OR 740-155; (C) U.S. HISTORY NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE; (D) EUROPEAN HISTORY NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE; (E) AFRICAN, ASIAN, LATIN AMERICAN OR MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY COURSES
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES PSYC 840-104, 840-355, 840-444 OR 840-451
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES SOC 880-345, 880-355, 880-362 OR 880-455
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES PSCI 820-350, 820-351, 820-352, 820-377, 820-457 OR 820-460
  5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM ECONOMICS DEPT EXCEPT FOR ECON 230-245, 230-345 AND 230-461
  6. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH GROUP GROUP 1: GEOG 722-160 OR 722-261 GROUP 2: GEOG 722-340 OR 722-344
  7. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES IN ANTHROPOLOGY - 892-214 OR 892-218 OR ANY 300-400 LEVEL COURSE
  8. NO MORE THAN 6 CREDITS USED TO SATISFY GENERAL STUDIES MAY BE COUNTED TOWARD THIS MINOR. AT LEAST 15 CREDITS IN THE MINOR MUST BE NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE. Either 840-355 or 880-355 may be counted in fulfilling the requirements, not both.

INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR (BA/BS)

This major is designed to permit you to focus your study on a topic or problem area which falls outside the limits of a conventional major. Each major is individualized. What is deemed appropriate for you may be deemed inappropriate for another student. The purpose of the major is to accommodate an integration of the courses and programs now offered by the University; it is not a means of forming special majors or degrees which the University is not authorized to offer. The Individually Designed Major, leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, must consist of an approved and coherent pattern of courses taken in more than one department.
 
 

OPTION I WITH A MINOR

MAJOR - 33 CREDITS
 
 
  1. SELECT 33 CRED IN CONSULTATION WITH INDIVIDUALIZED MAJOR COMMITTEE. THE MAJOR MAY INCLUDE NO MORE THAN 21 CREDITS IN ANY ONE DEPARTMENT AND MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 17 CREDITS IN COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE. AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

OPTION II WITHOUT A MINOR

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS
 
 
  1. SELECT 54 CRED IN CONSULTATION WITH INDIVIDUALIZED MAJOR COMMITTEE. THE MAJOR MAY INCLUDE NO MORE THAN 24 CREDITS IN ANY ONE DEPARTMENT AND MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 27 CREDITS IN COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE. NO MINOR IS REQUIRED.
Writing Proficiency Requirement:
See the Individually Designed Major program chairperson for course(s) that satisfy this requirement.

 In either Option I or II of the Individually Designed Major you will choose as an adviser a faculty member whose competence is in the area of your interest. Together with the adviser you will plan the major and submit in writing to the College Committee on Individually Designed Majors for its approval a detailed outline of the major and a statement of its rationale and goals. The major must be approved, with the possibility of subsequent amendment, no later than the beginning of your junior year. Your program of study must be planned and approved in advance of admission to the major. Any changes in your major at a later date will require written permission of the Committee.

 Under either Option I or II you may count at most 40 credits from any one department for fulfillment of total degree requirements. It is a requirement that over half the credits in either option must be in courses numbered 300 or above. At least 50 percent of the credits counting toward your major requirements must be earned subsequent to your admission to the major. You may take work outside the College of Letters and Sciences but more than one-half the credits in your major must be earned in the College. Primary supervision of the major rests with the Committee on Individually Designed Majors. Inquiries should be directed to: Chairperson, Committee on Individually Designed Majors, College of Letters and Sciences.
 
 

INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MINOR

MINOR - 24 CREDITS
  1. SELECT 24 CRED IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISOR AND DEAN OF COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCES
  2. IF MORE THAN 15 CREDITS ARE TO BE TAKEN IN ANY ONE DEPARTMENT OF THE COLLEGE OF L&S THERE MUST BE PRIOR APPROVAL BY BOTH THAT DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUR MAJOR. AT LEAST 12 CREDITS PROPOSED FOR THE MINOR MUST BE EARNED AFTER THE PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED. IF MORE THAN 12 CREDITS ARE FROM A SINGLE COLLEGE OUTSIDE OF LETTERS & SCIENCES, APPROVAL OF THE DEAN OF THAT COLLEGE IS REQUIRED. NO MORE THAN 9 CREDITS FROM THE MAJOR DISCIPLINE(S) MAY BE INCLUDED.
A statement of the content, nature and rationale of your proposed individualized minor must be approved by your major department. The minor should consist primarily of courses above the general survey level. Further, the proposed minor shall be sent to the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences for the Dean's approval or referral to the College Curriculum Committee for its approval.

The minor should be prepared early in your college career, preferably before the second term of your junior year. Any substantial subsequent changes in your minor should be approved by your major department and the Dean.

 The responsibility for certifying that you have met the requirements of your minor rests with the department of your major, if you are a Letters and Sciences major. For students not Letters and Sciences majors, the responsibility of certifying the completion of the minor on the application for diploma rests with the College of Letters and Sciences. The signature sheet for the Individualized Minor is available in the Letters and Sciences Office, Salisbury 124.
 
 

PROFESSIONAL MINOR IN BUSINESS STUDIES

The Professional Minor in Business Studies is designed for students seeking a liberal arts education with preparation for a career in some area of business. This preparation in both liberal arts and business will also assist students planning to advance their career opportunities by seeking an M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) degree.

Requirements for the nine approved areas of emphasis are described here. Within these emphases, however, variations are possible to meet the programmatic needs of individual students.

 If you, in consultation with your major adviser, feel that one of these minor emphases is appropriate for you, make an appointment to see the Assistant Dean, College of Business and Economics. A minimum GPA of 2.25 in the minor is required for graduation. Grades received for transfer courses that are counted in the minor will be included in determining the GPA in the minor.
 
 

ACCOUNTING EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
 
 
  1. MGNT 250-211 OR CPSC 765-161 OR 765-162 OR 765-171
  2. ACTG 210-244 AND 210-451
  3. ACTG 210-341, 210-342 AND 210-343 2.50 REQUIRED IN THESE THREE COURSES
  4. 4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES ACTG 210-452, 210-456 OR 210-461
  5. 5. A 2.50 IS REQUIRED IN 210-341, 210-342 AND 210-343.
A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
 

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 12-14 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-211, 230-212 AND MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 OR 760-250 OR 760-253 RLS
Accounting deals with the management of assets and liabilities, costs and cost control, taxes and corporate/governmental planning. Graduates would probably not be eligible for employment as accountants in corporations. However, an emphasis in accounting would be useful for the Letters and Sciences major who seeks employment as a corporate trainee. Accounting is also especially useful if a graduate expects to seek employment in the area of public policy and planning.

 Restrictions:

 In order to obtain the Professional Minor with an emphasis in accounting and in order to continue in the minor program, Letters and Sciences majors must obtain a minimum combined GPA of 2.5 in accounting 210-341, 210-342, and 210-343. The prerequisite courses should be completed before enrolling in the required or elective courses. Additionally, students must complete 24 credits before enrolling in 210-244 Accounting Concepts.
 
 

BUSINESS LAW EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
  1. FNLW 240-341, 240-342 AND 240-442
  2. FNLW 240-443 OR ECON 230-353
  3. FNLW 240-455 OR PSCI 820-344 OR 820-350
  4. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSES FNLW 240-348, 240-446, PHIL 782-281, PSCI 820-413, 820-414, 820-415, 820-419
  5. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
This program is designed to prepare the student with a broad general legal background which can be utilized in general business, insurance, real estate, general corporate legal activities, the position of legal assistant with a law firm, or as a pre-law student.
 
 

COMPUTER END-USER TECHNOLOGIES EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS
  1. B ED 220-255, 220-347, 220-348, 220-353, 220-357, 220-445 AND 220-454
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES  B ED 220-349, B ED 220-365,  B ED 220-493, B ED 220-457, OR MGNT 250-428
  3. 2.00 GPA & 24 CRED NEEDED FOR 200 LEVEL & 60 CRED FOR 300/400 LEVEL BUS COURSES. 2.25 IN MINOR NEEDED TO GRADUATE. A MAX OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES AND A MAX OF 3 CRED IN SPECIAL, INDEPENDENT, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIP ALLOWED.
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT
  1. ABILITY TO TYPE STRAIGHT COPY AT 40 WORDS PER MINUTE. RLS
The Computer End-User Technology minor is valuable for anyone planning a career in end-user computing. The courses studied prepare students to understand and work with computer systems and related technologies commonly used in the business world. This preparation will allow students to easily make transitions to advanced technologies in their future.
 
 

FINANCE EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
 
  1. ACTG 210-244, FNLW 240-344, 240-345, 240-360
  2. ACTG 210-249 OR 210-341 OR 210-342
  3. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSES ECON 230-354, 230-356 AND ANY FINANCE COURSE
  4. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 6 CREDITS
  1. MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 RLS
A person with a professional minor in Business (Finance) is likely to work on the following types of jobs: loan officer with lending institutions such as commercial banks or savings and loans; real estate broker; stock broker; insurance agent; investment officer with an insurance company; office manager for a real estate development company.
 
 

GENERAL BUSINESS EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS
  1. SELECT 24 CRED FROM COURSES ACTG 210-244, 210-249, FNLW 240-344, ECON 230-245 OR MATH 760-342 OR PSYC 840-215, PSCI 820-320 OR 820-421, MGNT 250-211 OR CPSC 765-161 OR 765-162 OR 765-171, MGNT 250-301 OR 250-310, MGNT 250-306, 250-385, MKTG 260-311, SFTY 462-380 OR 462-381, LEAD 450-210 OR 450-220
  2. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 9 CREDITS
  1. ECON 230-211, 230-212 (GS) AND MATH 760-143 (GM)
The General Business minor was constructed to provide a variety of courses in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and management and to provide the core courses which would allow the liberal arts graduate to study for an MBA.
 
 

MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS

The student may concentrate in one of the following three areas in the Management Emphasis: General, Human Resources, or Production.
 
 

MANAGEMENT GENERAL EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
  1. MGNT 250-301, 250-369 AND 250-419
  2. SELECT 6 - 12 CREDITS FROM COURSES MGNT 250-310, 250-385, 250-410, 250-486, 250-488, 250-493, 250 496
  3. SELECT 0 - 6 CREDITS FROM COURSES MGNT 250-306, 250-320, 250-480, PSYC 840-355, SOC 880-380, PSCI 820-320, SPCH 166-327, 166-427, 166-429
  4. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
MINOR - RECOMMENDATION
  1. ECON 230-245 BUSINESS STATISTICS AND MATH 760-143 FINITE MATH FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The general emphasis will provide students with the supervisory and managerial knowledge and training required for first line supervisory positions in such areas as: manufacturing, distribution, retailing, offices, government, or service organizations. Any student with an interest in supervision and the planning, organizing, and control of activities based on goals and objectives may be interested in this emphasis regardless of major. Students enrolled in the ROTC program should definitely investigate this emphasis area of the professional minor.
 
 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
  1. MGNT 250-320 OR PSCI 820-421
  2. SELECT 18 CRED FROM COURSES MGNT 250-425, 250-426, 250-428, 250-429, 250-430, 250-478, (250-493 OR 250-498), FNLW 240-443 AND SFTY 462-380
The human resource management emphasis will provide students with the specialized knowledge and training required in entry-level professional positions in Human Resource Departments of various types of organizations (e.g. business, industry, government, non-profit, etc.) This would include areas such as planning and employment, training and development, wage and salary administration, insurance pensions, accident prevention, labor problems, or collective bargaining. Students majoring in political science, psychology, communication, sociology, or similar areas may find this emphasis to be of interest.

MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
  1. MGNT 250-301 AND 250-306
  2. SELECT 15 CRED FROM COURSES MGNT 250-351, 250-356, 250-445, 250-450, 250-455, 250-460, 250-465, 250-466, 250-471, 250-480, 250-486, MKTG 260-436, SFTY 462-380, 462-381 OR 462-483
  3. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 12 CREDITS
  1. ECON 230-245, MGNT 250-211 AND MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 RLS
The production emphasis will provide students with the specialized knowledge and training required in a variety of assignments in production departments (manufacturing, operations, etc.) of various types of organizations. These would include entry-level professional positions in such areas as: materials management, production scheduling and inventory control, work measurement and methods, facilities planning, materials handling, or quality control. Those students majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics may find this emphasis to be of great interest. Also, any student who has completed the pre-engineering curriculum should investigate this emphasis area of the Professional Minor in Business Studies, regardless of major.

MARKETING EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS
  1. MKTG 260-311
  2. SELECT 18 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES WITH AT LEAST 12 CREDITS FROM MARKETING: MKTG 260-321, 260-346, 260-349, 260-351, 260-400, 260-410, 260-412, 260-432, 260-436, 260-442, 260-445, 260-479, JOUR 164-321, MKTG 260-337 OR B ED 220-361, MKTG 260-361 OR ECON 230-431, MKTG 260-420 OR PSYC 840-355, MKTG 260-429 OR B ED 220-363, MKTG 260-350 OR JOUR 164-320 OR B ED 220-364, ART 110-382 OR ART 110-383
  3. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY & CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ALLOWED
The Marketing Emphasis is designed to assist Letters and Sciences majors in preparing for careers in general marketing, advertising, purchasing, selling, retailing, marketing research, international marketing and industrial marketing. The student may concentrate in one of eight areas in the Marketing Emphasis.
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