ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

University Calendars............................................................. vi

University Bulletins............................................................ xiv

1  General Information........................................................... 1

Mission of East Carolina University........................................... 1

East Carolina University Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policy.......... 1

Notice of Nondiscrimination................................................... 2

Sexual Harassment Prevention Plan, Policy, and Grievance Procedure............ 2

History of The University of North Carolina................................... 3

Organization of The University................................................ 5

Campus and Buildings.......................................................... 9

Colleges, Schools, and Divisions.............................................. 9

Division of Continuing Studies................................................ 9

Joyner Library............................................................... 10

William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library.................................... 10

Information Technology and Computing Services................................ 10

Sponsored Journals and Publications.......................................... 11

Patent and Copyright Policies................................................ 11

Oak Ridge Associated Universities............................................ 11

Developmental Evaluation Clinic.............................................. 12

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic........................................... 12

Child Development Laboratory................................................. 12

Family Therapy Clinic........................................................ 13

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children           13

Remedial Education Activity Program.......................................... 13

East Carolina University Regional Development Institute...................... 13

BB&T Center for Leadership Development....................................... 13

Division of Institutional Advancement........................................ 14

Office of News and Communications Services................................... 14

Degrees and Certificates..................................................... 16

2  Student Life................................................................. 19

Minority Student Affairs..................................................... 19

University Housing Services.................................................. 19

Campus Dining Services....................................................... 19

Student Health Service....................................................... 20

Adult and Commuter Services.................................................. 20

Disability Support Services.................................................. 20

Counseling and Advising Services............................................. 20

Orientation and the First-Year Experience.................................... 21

Research, Assessment, and Testing............................................ 21

University Unions............................................................ 22

Student Leadership Development Programs...................................... 22

Recreational Services........................................................ 22

Student Recreation Center.................................................... 22

Organizations and Activities................................................. 23

Cultural Opportunities....................................................... 26

Banking Services............................................................. 28

Student Stores............................................................... 28

Traffic Rules and Regulations................................................ 28

Student Conduct.............................................................. 28

3  Admission.................................................................... 31

General Information.......................................................... 31

Admission.................................................................... 31

Transfer..................................................................... 33

Summer Session............................................................... 34

Graduate School.............................................................. 34

Performance-Based Admission Policy........................................... 34

Veterans and Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans...................... 34

International Students....................................................... 34

Nondegree Enrollment......................................................... 35

Enrollment Deposit........................................................... 36

4  Expenses, Financial Aid...................................................... 37

Fee Payment Schedule......................................................... 37

Tuition Surcharge............................................................ 37

Students Receiving Veterans Administration Educational Payments.............. 38

Tuition Waiver for Persons at Least 65 Years of Age.......................... 38

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes........................................ 38

Withdrawal and Refund Policy................................................. 40

Indebtedness to the University and Returned Checks........................... 40

Financial Aid................................................................ 41

Minority Presence Grant Program.............................................. 41

National/International Fellowships and Scholarships.......................... 41

5  Academic Regulations......................................................... 43

The Catalog and the Student Program.......................................... 43

Time to Graduation........................................................... 43

Official Announcements....................................................... 43

Courses of Study............................................................. 43

Registration................................................................. 43

Early Registration........................................................... 44

Schedule Changes, Dropping and Adding Courses................................ 44

Course Drop Allocations...................................................... 44

Selection of Courses......................................................... 45

Course Load.................................................................. 45

Auditing Courses............................................................. 45

Repetition of Course Work.................................................... 46

Grade Replacement Policy..................................................... 46

Official Withdrawal.......................................................... 46

Change of Major/Minor........................................................ 46

Course Substitutions......................................................... 46

Credits...................................................................... 47

Credit by Examination........................................................ 47

Transfer Credit.............................................................. 47

Examinations and Quizzes..................................................... 48

Classification............................................................... 49

Grading System............................................................... 49

Scholastic Eligibility Standards............................................. 49

Suspension and Readmission................................................... 50

Class Attendance Regulations................................................. 52

Policy on Posting Grades..................................................... 53

Change of Grade.............................................................. 53

Grade Appeals................................................................ 53

Chancellor's List, Dean's List, and Honor Roll............................... 53

General Requirements for Graduation.......................................... 53

Double or Second Major....................................................... 54

Scholastic Requirements for a Second Undergraduate Degree.................... 54

Degrees with Distinction..................................................... 54

Change of Name and Address................................................... 55

Transcripts of Records....................................................... 55

Privacy of Student Educational Records Policy................................ 55

Access to Student Educational Records........................................ 55

Release of Directory Information............................................. 56

6  Undergraduate Studies........................................................ 57

General Education............................................................ 57

Requirements for  Baccalaureate Degree Programs.............................. 58

The Honors Program........................................................... 58

General College.............................................................. 59

Bachelor’s and Accelerated MBA Program....................................... 61

Preprofessional and Two-Year Curricula....................................... 61

Academic Transition Program.................................................. 62

Cooperative Education........................................................ 63

Transfer Credit Approval and Processing...................................... 63

7  Degree Programs.............................................................. 65

The Honors Program........................................................... 65

Interdisciplinary Programs................................................... 65

  Gerontology................................................................ 65

  International Affairs...................................................... 66

College of Arts and Sciences................................................. 70

  Interdisciplinary Programs................................................. 70

Classical Studies......................................................... 70

Coastal and Marine Studies................................................ 71

Ethnic Studies............................................................ 72

Medieval and Renaissance Studies.......................................... 74

Multidisciplinary Studies................................................. 74

North Carolina Studies.................................................... 76

Religious Studies......................................................... 76

Women's Studies........................................................... 78

  Departments................................................................ 81

Department of Anthropology................................................ 81

Department of Biology..................................................... 82

Department of Chemistry................................................... 86

Department of Communication............................................... 89

Department of Economics................................................... 90

Department of English..................................................... 91

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures........................... 94

Department of Geography.................................................. 101

Department of Geology.................................................... 104

Department of History.................................................... 105

Department of Mathematics................................................ 110

Department of Philosophy................................................. 115

Department of Physics.................................................... 116

Department of Political Science.......................................... 118

Department of Psychology................................................. 121

Department of Sociology.................................................. 122

Department of Theatre and Dance.......................................... 125

School of Allied Health Sciences............................................ 132

School of Art............................................................... 140

School of Business.......................................................... 145

School of Education......................................................... 155

School of Health and Human Performance...................................... 176

School of Human Environmental Sciences...................................... 188

School of Industry and Technology........................................... 197

School of Music............................................................. 215

School of Nursing........................................................... 227

School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies.......................... 230

8  Faculty..................................................................... 233

9  Courses..................................................................... 269

Significance of Course Numbers and Name Abbreviation........................ 269

Course Description Key...................................................... 271

Courses..................................................................... 272

Appendix:  Substance Abuse Policy............................................... 433

Index.............................................................................. 436

Building Abbreviations, Keyed to Map............................................ 449

Map of Campus................................................................... 450


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