ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001



The Children's Folklore Review, sponsored by the East Carolina University Department of English, is the official publication of the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. The Review, published twice a year for CFS members throughout the United States and in over a dozen foreign countries, contains information and articles of interest to scholars working with children and their lore.

The Concord Saunterer, published by The Thoreau Society since 1966, is an annual journal of biographical, historical, textual, bibliographical, and interpretive articles relating to Henry Thoreau and his associates, Concord, and American Transcendentalism.  An international journal in both authorship and readership, The Concord Saunterer has a circulation of more than 2,000 and includes distinguished work by established and emerging scholars.

The Minnesota Review, published since 1992 at East Carolina University, is one of the few remaining full-range literary journals publishing fiction, poetry, and photography as well as criticism and reviews.  A progressive journal, the Minnesota Review addresses some of the more urgent literary and cultural issues of our day.

The North Carolina Folklore Journal, published twice a year, includes folklife studies of traditional groups and cultural forms: verbal folklore and musical lore, analyses of folklore in literature, and interviews with folk traditional artists.  Established in 1948, NCFJ publishes work by an interdisciplinary array of scholars and is sponsored by the North Carolina Folklore Society (established in 1913), the North Carolina Arts Council, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The North Carolina Geographer has published well-researched written and illustrated articles on the social and physical geography of North Carolina since its inception in 1941. The Geographer providing not only a forum for those interested in such research but also a highly visible testament to the quality research undertaken within the state.  Geography faculty from East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at charlotte, and other universities have contributed cutting-edge work subsequently read inside and outside North Carolina, in the Departments of Geography, Planning and History.  High school teachers across the state make up one of the fastest growing segments of the journal's readership.

The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually by the Department of English, East Carolina University, and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.  NCLR publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose by and interviews with North Carolina writers and articles and essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture.

Tar River Poetry, an international journal of poetry and reviews, is published twice a year (fall and spring) under the auspices of the East Carolina University Department of English.



East Carolina University seeks to provide instruction, research, and service for the state and nation.  University policy promotes these activities in a free and open environment with the intent to publish new information and results in the appropriate scholarly literature.  However, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina has determined that patenting, licensing, and copyrighting of products resulting from the work of university employees and students utilizing university facilities must be consistent with the university's mission and purposes.  University ownership of patents, licenses, and, in some instances, copyrights is described in detail in The University of North Carolina Patent and Copyright Policies.  A copy of this document as well as the East Carolina University Patent and Copyright Procedures can be obtained from the Office of Technology Transfer. The procedures are published in the Faculty Manual, Part VII, East Carolina University.



East Carolina University has been a sponsoring institution of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) since 1992.  ORAU is a private, not-for-profit consortium of sixty-five colleges and universities and a management and operating contractor for the US Department of Energy (DOE) with principal offices located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Founded in 1946, ORAU provides and develops capabilities critical to the nation's technology infrastructure, particularly in energy, education, health, and the environment.  ORAU works with and for its member institutions to help faculty and students gain access to federal research facilities; to keep members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members in areas where their collective strengths can be focused on issues of national importance.

ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for DOE.  ORISE is responsible for national and international programs in science and engineering education, training and management systems, energy and environment systems, and medical sciences.  ORISE's competitive programs bring students at all levels, K-12 through postgraduate, and university faculty members into federal and private laboratories.

ORAU's office for University, Industry, and Government Alliances (UIGA) seeks out opportunities for collaborative alliances among its member universities, private industry, and federal laboratories.  Current alliances include the Southern Association for High Energy Physics (SAHEP) and the Center for Bio-Electromagnetic Interaction Research (CBEIR).  Other UIGA activities include the sponsorship of conferences and workshops, the Visiting Scholars Program, and the Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards.

Requests for more information about ORAU programs should be directed to the Graduate School office; telephone 252-328-6937.



The Developmental Evaluation Clinic, located in the Malene Irons Building, was established in 1964 to provide interdisciplinary evaluations of developmentally disabled children. Referral to the clinic may be made by any interested person.  The evaluation includes thorough and complete information in the  following areas: medical, psychological, social, educational, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, hearing, and other areas when deemed appropriate.  It involves interpretation of the findings to the parents and assistance in finding and using resources that will be beneficial for the growth and development of the child. Speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition treatment services.

The clinic is involved in training individuals in nursing, social work, psychology, child development, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language pathology.  Emphasis is placed on service to preschool aged children.

Requests for further information should be directed to the Developmental Evaluation Clinic, East Carolina University, Irons Building, Greenville, NC 27858‑4353; telephone 252-328‑4480.


The purpose of the East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is twofold. First, it is a clinical training facility for graduate students who are preparing to become speech‑language pathologists or audiologists.  To accomplish this, graduate students participate in outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultative services throughout the academic school year and during the summer session.  During these activities, students are under the direct supervision of fully licensed and certified faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Second, the clinic is a service facility for the university students and the surrounding communities in eastern North Carolina. Outpatient diagnostic, treatment, and consultant services are offered for all types of speech, language, and hearing disorders including dialect and foreign accent reduction services.  Speech, language, and hearing screening is also provided to all teacher education students prior to their matriculation to the upper-division level of study.

In addition to the above, the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Program is also a part of the ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.  This program is funded by the NC Scottish Rite Foundation.  Services provided include complete diagnostic services for children with language disorders, language learning disabilities, and reading disorders. 

The East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic maintains a close liaison with the university's Disability Support Services, providing indepth diagnostic services for university students in the areas of language proficiency, ability to learn a foreign language, language learning disability, reading/writing learning disabilities, memory deficiency, and other learning deficiencies.

The East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is located in the Belk Building Annex (School of Allied Health Sciences) on Charles Boulevard. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 252-328‑4405.



The Child Development Laboratory (CDL), located in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations in the Rivers Building, serves as a model teacher training and research facility for students and faculty.  Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the State of North Carolina as an "AA" child care center, the CDL maintains high standards in developmentally appropriate programming for preschool children.  The CDL provides high-quality educational  services (mornings only) to infants, toddlers, and young children and their families while serving as a training site for students in birth through kindergarten teacher education.  Equipped with observation rooms and audio-visual recording equipment, the CDL also functions as a site for student and faculty research. Requests for information should be made to the director, ECU Child Development Laboratory, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, School of Human Environmental Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6926.


The Family Therapy Clinic was established in 1988 by the School of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Child Development and Family Relations.  The clinic provides a full range of therapeutic services to couples and families while serving as a training site for students in the master's degree program in marriage and family therapy. The code of ethics of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy regarding confidentiality and the professional practice of marriage and family therapy is rigorously adhered to by all clinic therapists.

Located at 612 East Tenth Street, adjacent to campus, the Family Therapy Clinic is equipped to facilitate observation and supervision and is open twelve months a year.  Charges for services at the Family Therapy Clinic are adjusted according to family income.  No family is denied services because of an inability to pay.  Referrals and requests for information should be made to the director, Family Therapy Clinic, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, School of Human Environmental Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858‑4353; telephone 252-328‑4236.


Treatment and Education of Autistic and
Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)

TEACCH was established by the 1972 General Assembly as a statewide program within the Department of Psychiatry at The University of North Carolina‑Chapel Hill Medical School.  The Greenville TEACCH Center is in close proximity to the East Carolina University campus.  The program works closely with the Developmental Evaluation Clinic and other allied departments at East Carolina University.  The center provides a specialized service in the diagnosis and treatment of autism and severe communication handicaps. One of the program's goals is for parents to work closely with educators, therapists, and other professionals to improve the autistic person's skills and behavior so that the individual may live at home with the family, attend school, and use services in the local community.  The program serves children, adolescents, adults, and their families. 

Students in medicine, psychology, special education, child development and family relations, social work, and similar departments regularly participate in observation and training. Faculty and staff from the center regularly teach courses and provide lectures and internship and practicum experiences as well as volunteer possibilities for students.  In collaboration with the Department of Special Education, TEACCH provides joint training for the recipient of the Scott Denton Fellowship.  Inquiries should be sent to John M. Dougherty, Director, Greenville TEACCH Center, South Hall Professional Center, 108-D West Firetower Road, Winterville, NC 28590; telephone 252-830-3300; FAX 252-830-3322.


Remedial Education Activity Program (REAP)

The Remedial Education Activity Program is a training component of the Department of Special Education, School of Education. The program currently serves Pitt County children aged three and four. The REAP program, established in 1969, provides field placement and internship services for various disciplines on the university campus and community colleges in the area. REAP is located in the Malene Irons Building  (DEC) on the south campus. All referrals and information inquiries should be made to the director, REAP, Malene Irons Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858‑4353; telephone 252-328‑6186.


Thomas W. Willis Building, First and Reade Streets

The Regional Development Institute is a research and public service agency of the university through which services are delivered to the citizens of eastern North Carolina. Services and research projects designed to foster economic and community development are conducted by a full‑time staff, by students, and by university faculty.  Requests for additional information should be directed to the East Carolina University Regional Development Institute, Greenville, NC 27858‑4353; telephone 252-328-6650.

Requests for further information should be addressed to the director, BB&T Center for Leadership Development, 1100 General Classroom Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  27858‑4353; telephone 252-328‑6190.


1100 General Classroom Building

The mission of the center for leadership development is to explore and to enhance decision making among leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs facing critical change in their environment. While the specific and long-term focus of the center will remain under study, the initial, constant, and common objective in all programs is to provide insights from thought leaders operating at the leading edge of strategic issues in society. A personalized instructional framework will be used in a variety of settings including the seminar, conference, and academic course format. The center's role as an integral part of the university's commitment to excellence and service to the region has created an immediate opportunity to serve professionals seeking additional knowledge as well as students studying and exploring the way leaders and professionals function. Requests for further information should be addressed to the director, BB&T Center for Leadership Development, 1100 General Classroom Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; telephone 252-328-6190.


Division of Institutional Advancement
Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center

The Division of Institutional Advancement, consisting of the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office for Institutional Advancement, is responsible for managing relationships involving alumni and friends of the university. The vice chancellor for institutional advancement leads the division in activities that build the status and prestige of the university and create an environment for philanthropy to academic programs.  In addition, the vice chancellor directs the activities of the East Carolina University Foundation, the ECU Real Estate Foundation, and their volunteer boards.

The East Carolina University Foundation, Inc. is the primary organization of the university for the acquisition, receipt, management and distribution of private gifts. The vice chancellor for institutional advancement serves as the president and the executive officer. The foundation accepts gifts restricted for programs and activities of the university as long as the restrictions do not infringe upon the qualifications for tax deductibility as set forth in the Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)3. The foundation also ensures appropriate recognition for donors.  Gifts to the ECU Alumni Association are also deposited within the foundation. However, gifts for athletics are managed by the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) and gifts for health sciences programs are managed by the Medical Foundation of ECU.


Office of Alumni Relations

The Alumni Association of East Carolina University was organized in June 1912 by the classes of 1911 and 1912, with its purpose "to develop a spirit of cooperation among its members, to increase a spirit of loyalty to its alma mater, and to promote the general welfare of the institution."  Annually a meeting of the Alumni Association is held at East Carolina University.

Local alumni chapters have been organized in many areas of North Carolina and across the US. Alumni  societies in East Carolina University schools are also organized to promote the purposes of the Alumni Association. Active membership status in the association is granted to all alumni making contributions to the annual fund. Alumni encourage outstanding high school students to attend the university and also support the institution morally and financially. The Annual Giving Program is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

The many and varied activities of the Alumni Association include financial support of a variety of university programs, among them three annual faculty awards for excellence in teaching and a number of undergraduate scholarships. Annual alumni gift support also provides for the Alumni Scholars Program, scholarships to attract outstanding high school graduates to East Carolina University.

Alumni are informed of campus and alumni activities through The ECU Report, published four times yearly. 

Further information concerning specific programs and functions may be obtained from the Office of Alumni Relations, Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858‑4353.


Office for Institutional Advancement
First Street

The Office for Institutional Advancement is managed by the associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement and is responsible for the organization and direction of programs and volunteers for the purpose of seeking private gift support for university academic programs except for those in the health sciences. The office conducts activities to involve donors and volunteers to generate support in three primary areas.

The Annual Fund generates gifts for university schools and the College of Arts and Sciences through the Telefund Office and direct mail.  Annual gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized through the Chancellor’s Society.  Directors of the Major Gifts/Campaigns solicit gifts for special campaigns or programs.  Planned Giving officers work with donors to maximize gift opportunities from estate and tax planning. 

Directors of development work with schools throughout campus and serve as staff for ECU Foundation committees. In addition, development staff work with deans to support and advise Dean’s Advancement Councils in efforts to build philanthropy and advocacy networks.



The ECU Office of News and Communications Services, also known as the News Bureau, tells the ECU story through the mass media and its own publications and broadcasts.  The office, located in the historic Howard House on East Fifth Street, strives to increase the public's knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and support of the university and its work by providing reports on ECU events, activities, research, teaching, service, policies, and people–students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

In addition to assisting media representatives in the preparation of stories about ECU, the office publishes a semimonthly faculty-staff newsletter, Pieces of Eight, and a quarterly tabloid, The ECU Report, which is distributed to alumni and friends of the university.  The office operates a hometown news service that reports students' achievements, including academic honors, recitals, internships, art shows, and graduations, to their hometown newspapers.




Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSOT)
Bachelor of Science (BS) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) Bachelor of Music (BM)
Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (BSAP) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Preprofessional courses qualifying for admission to
 schools of dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, veterinary medicine,  optometry, pharmacy
Bachelor of Science in Business Education (BSBE)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Undergraduate Certificates

Departmental Certificate of American Studies for foreign students Departmental Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Departmental Certificate in Business and Technical Communication Departmental Certificate in Jazz Studies
Departmental Certificate in Spanish Translation Driver and Safety Education Certification

Graduate Degrees
(See graduate catalog.)

Master of Arts (MA) Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS) Master of School Administration (MSA)
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
Master of Science in Environmental Health (MSEH) Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) (Sixth Year)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Educational Specialist Degrees for Educational Administration and Supervision (EdS)
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) Doctor of Education (EdD)
Master of Music (MM) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Doctor of Medicine (MD) (See catalog of the School of Medicine.)
Master of Library Science (MLS)  
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)  

Graduate Certificates

Apparel and Textile Management Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Departmental)
Applied Economics Certificate (Departmental) Nurse Midwifery Certificate (Departmental)
Community Health Administration School Business Management
Computer Network Professional Certificate (Departmental) School Social Work Certificate (Departmental)
Development and Environmental Planning Social Work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Departmental)
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Departmental) Statistics Certificate (Departmental)
Gerontology Certificate Tele-Learning Certificate (Departmental)
Health Care Management Virtual Reality in Education and Training (Departmental)
Hospitality Management Website Developer Certificate (Departmental)
International Management  
Management Information Systems  


For concentrations and specializations within degree programs, see departmental or school listings and the graduate catalog.  


Adult Education–MAEd

Aerospace Studies–minor

Anatomy and Cell Biology–PhD

Anthropology–BA, minor, MA

Apparel and Textiles Merchandising–BS

Applied Geography–BS

Applied Physics–BSAP

Applied and Resource Economics–MS

Applied Sociology–BS

Art–BA, BFA, minor, MA, MFA

Art Education–BFA, MAEd

Art History and Appreciation–BA

Athletic Training–BS

Biochemistry–BS, PhD


Biology–BS, minor, MS

Biomedical Physics–PhD

Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) Teacher Education–BS

Business Administration–BSBA (See specific subject area.), minor, MBA

Business Education–BSBE, minor

Business and Marketing Education–BSBE

Chemistry–BA, BS, minor, MS

Child Development and Family Relations–Minor, MS

Child Life–BS

Classical Studies–Minor

Clinical Laboratory Science (medical technology)–BS

Coastal and Marine Studies–minor

Coastal Resources Management–PhD

Communication–BA, BS, minor

Communication Sciences and Disorders–PhD

Comparative Government and International Relations–minor

Computer Science–BA, BS, minor, MS

Construction Management–BS, minor

Counselor Education–MAEd, CAS

Criminal Justice–BS, MS

Dance–BFA, minor

Dance Education–BS

Decision Sciences–BSBA


Distribution Technology:  Merchandising–minor

Economics–BA, BS, minor

Education, Secondary–See academic subject.

Educational Administration and Supervision–EdS

Educational Leadership–EdD

Educational Supervision–MAEd

Electronic Mass Media Studies–minor


Elementary Education (K-6)–BS, MAEd

English–BA, BS (Secondary Education), minor, MA

English Education–MAEd

Environmental Health–BS, minor, MSEH

Environmental Planning and Development–MS in industrial technology

Ethnic Studies–minor

Exercise and Sport Science–BA, minor, MA, MAEd

Exercise Physiology–BS

Family and Community Services–BS

Family and Consumer Sciences Education–BS


Foreign Languages–See specific language.

French–BA, BS (Secondary Education), minor

Geography–BA, minor, MA

Geology–BS, minor, MS

German–BA, BS (Secondary Education), minor


Health Education–MA, MAEd

Health Education and Promotion–BS

Health and Fitness–BS

Health Information Management–BS

Hispanic Studies–BA, BS (Secondary Education), minor

History–BA, BS (Secondary Education), minor, MA

History Education–MAEd

Hospitality Management–BS, minor

Industrial Distribution–BS

Industrial Technology–BS, minor, MS

Information Technologies–BSBE, minor

Instructional Technology Education–MAEd

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences–PhD

Interior Design–BS

International Studies–minor, MA

Jazz Studies–minor

Library Science–MLS, CAS


Management Accounting–BSBA

Management of Recreation Facilities and Services–BS


Maritime Studies–MA


Marketing Education–BSBE

Marriage and Family Therapy–MS

Mathematics–BA, BS (Secondary Education), minor, MA, MAEd (Secondary Education)


Medieval and Renaissance Studies–minor


Microbiology and Immunology–PhD

Middle Grades Education–BS, MAEd

Military Science–minor

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology–MS

Multidisciplinary Studies–BA, BS, minor


Music Education–BM, MM

Music Therapy–BM, MM

North Carolina Studies–minor

Nursing–BSN, MSN

Nutrition–minor, MS

Nutrition and Dietetics–BS

Occupational Safety–MS

Occupational Safety and Health–minor

Occupational Therapy–BSOT, MSOT

Performance (music)–BM, MM


Philosophy–BA, minor

Physical Education–BS

Physical Therapy–MPT

Physician Assistant–BS

Physics–BA, BS, minor, MS


Planning–MA in geography with planning concentration; MPA with planning concentration; See  Urban and Regional

Political Science–BA, BS, minor

Psychology–BA, minor

Psychology, Clinical–MA

Psychology, General and Theoretic–MA

Psychology, School–MA, CAS

Public Administration–minor, MPA

Public History–BS, minor

Reading Education–BS Certification, MAEd

Recreation and Leisure Studies–minor

Recreational Therapy–BS

Recreational Therapy Administration–MS

Recreation and Leisure Facilities and Services Administration–MS

Rehabilitation Services–BS

Rehabilitation Counseling–MS

Religious Studies–minor

Romance Languages–See French, Spanish.

School Administration–MSA

School Health Education–BS

School Library/Media Coordinator–Licensure

Science Education–BS, minor, MA, MAEd

Secondary Education–See academic subject.

Sign Language Studies/Pre-Interpreting–minor

Social Studies Certification–BS in history

Social Work–BSW, MSW

Sociology–BA, minor, MA

Special Education, Behaviorally-Emotionally Handicapped–BS

Special Education, Learning Disabled–BS, MAEd

Special Education, Mental Retardation–MAEd

Special Education, Mentally Handicapped–BS

Special Education, Severe and Profound Disabilities–MAEd

Speech and Hearing Sciences–BS, minor

Speech-Language and Auditory Pathology–MS


Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling–MS

Theatre Arts–BA, BFA, minor

Theatre Arts Education–BS

Theory–Composition (music)–BM, MM

Urban and Regional Planning–BS, minor

Vocational Education–MS

Vocational Evaluation–MS

Women's Studies–BA, minor

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