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Unformatted text preview: Elmhurst College Catalog 2018–2019 The 2018–2019 Elmhurst College Catalog reflects the programs, fees, policies and regulations of the College in effect as of Fall Term 2018. 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296 (630) 617-3500 Table of Contents 2018–2019 Academic Calendar 1 About Elmhurst College 2 Admission, Financial Aid and Fees 5 Academic Overview 12 Earning an Elmhurst Degree 13 Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum 15 Regulations and Services 20 Student Life 35 Undergraduate Majors and Programs 39 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Bidisciplinary Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Business and Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Chemistry and Biochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Communication Arts and Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Communication Sciences and Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Computer Science and Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Geography and GIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 The Honors Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Intercultural Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Interdisciplinary Communication Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Kinesiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Liberal Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Medical Humanities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Nursing and Health Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Political Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Religious Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Sociology and Criminal Justice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Urban Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 World Languages, Literatures and Cultures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Table of Contents Additional Academic Opportunities 234 Academic Enrichment Opportunities 236 Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA) 238 The Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence 239 Niebuhr Center for Engagement and Reflection 243 Degree Completion Programs 244 Undergraduate Certificate Programs 251 Graduate Studies 254 Master’s Programs Business Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Communication Sciences and Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Computer Information Technology (MCIT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Data Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Early Childhood Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Early Childhood Special Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Science in Geographic Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Science in Nursing: Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Science in Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Occupational Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Project Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Special Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Supply Chain Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Teacher Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Graduate Certificate Programs Application Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Data Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318 Enterprise Optimization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 Geographic Information Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 CHuman Geography for AP® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Market Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Network Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Project Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 2018–2019 Academic Calendar Fall Term 2018 New Student Convocation First Day of Class Labor Day Recess Fall Recess Thanksgiving Recess Last Day of Class Reading Day Finals August 22 August 27 September 1–3 October 8 (Evening classes meet on Oct. 8) November 22–25 December 8 December 10 December 10–15 Final Grades Due December 19 January Term 2019 First Day of Class Martin Luther King Jr. Day Recess Last Day of Class Senior Grades Due Non-Senior Grades Due January 2 January 21 February 1 February 5 February 7 Spring Term 2019 First Day of Class Spring Recess Easter Recess Last Day of Class Reading Day Finals Senior Grades Due Non-Senior Grades Due Memorial Day Commencement February 4 March 25–31 April 19–21 May 18 May 20 May 20–25 May 28 May 30 May 27 June 1 Summer Term 2019 Eight-Week Session First Four-Week Session Independence Day Recess Second Four-Week Session Final Grades Due June 10–August 3 June 10–July 6 July 4 July 8–August 3 August 7 *All dates subject to change 1 About Elmhurst College A private college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan area, Elmhurst College is committed to helping students reach their full potential—in college and in the world beyond. Values Elmhurst is one of the top 12 colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report, and it also ranks among the best values in the region, according to Forbes magazine. With more than 60 undergraduate majors, 16 preprofessional programs and a full array of graduate programs, Elmhurst boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of just 14 to 1. In small classes, professors get to know their students as individuals and work closely with them across campus. Intellectual Excellence We promote intellectual freedom, curiosity and engagement; critical and creative inquiry; rigorous debate; innovative thinking and integrity in all endeavors. We ignite a passion for learning. Community The College’s campus is a green oasis and registered arboretum in the heart of a safe, quiet suburb—but it’s also just a half-hour train ride from downtown Chicago, giving students unlimited access to world-class cultural and professional opportunities. We build a welcoming community that values and embraces diversity and inclusion. We achieve this through mutual respect, compassion for others, honest and open communication, and fairness and integrity in all that we do. Social Responsibility On campus, students get involved in more than 100 activities, from theatre to intramurals to the Mock Trial Team. The student newspaper wins awards; the radio station has been on the air since 1947. The campus regularly hosts performances, art exhibits and an outstanding array of guest speakers. Elmhurst’s 20 varsity sports teams compete in the CCIW, one of the top conferences in NCAA Division III athletics. Bluejay teams have won conference championships in a variety of sports, and they compete in first-rate facilities. We respect the dignity of every individual and promote responsible citizenship and civic engagement. We advocate for social justice on local, national and global levels. We act on our social responsibilities and empower others to do the same. Stewardship We are stewards of the human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to us. We are accountable to one another for the quality of our community, the strength of our finances, and the utility and beauty of our campus as a place of intellectual engagement and personal growth. We pursue innovations that respect the environment and foster sustainability in the management of our resources. More than 80 percent of Elmhurst undergraduates gain on-the-job experience through internships or service work. Our robust career and preprofessional programs include more than 2,000 options for internships and other professional experiences. Faith, Meaning and Purpose We are grounded in our individual traditions and those of the United Church of Christ, and are committed to the development of the human spirit in its many forms through dialogue, inquiry and service. Mission Elmhurst College inspires intellectual and personal growth in our students, preparing them for meaningful and ethical contributions to a diverse, global society. Educational Goals Vision Students at Elmhurst College complete an academic program that encompasses both broad experience across a range of disciplines and the mastery of a particular body of knowledge and method. Elmhurst College aspires to be a national leader in undergraduate and graduate education, recognized for the success of our students and alumni, our innovative faculty and staff, and our local, national, and international partnerships. Our program strives to educate students who: •• Carry through life the desire to learn, and the ability to solve problems and think clearly and independently, with tolerance and openness tempered by healthy skepticism and intellectual vigor •• Are conversant with the heritage of Western culture, as embodied in the humanities, sciences and social sciences 2 About Elmhurst College •• Take delight in the richness of language through the mastery of reading, writing, listening and speaking •• The American Association of University Women •• Know the joy of creativity in all intellectual activities and appreciate the unique creative opportunities afforded by the literary, visual and performing arts •• The Associated Colleges of Illinois •• The Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area •• The Association of American College and Universities •• The Association for Continuing Higher Education •• Understand the natural world and issues related to humankind’s place in it, and have experience with the methods of science and technology •• The College Board •• The Council for Advancement and Support of Education •• Understand the importance of spiritual values as a basis for living a meaningful and purposeful life and are cognizant of the Judeo-Christian heritage •• The Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ •• The Council of Independent Colleges •• Honor their responsibilities as members of a free and democratic society and are committed to social justice, personal integrity and service to others •• The Council on International Educational Exchange •• The Council of West Suburban Colleges •• Are sensitive to the disparities of human circumstance and show respect and compassion for all individuals •• The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities •• Understand and affirm their membership in a diverse, yet interdependent, multicultural, global society •• The Forum on Education Abroad •• The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling •• Endow the work they do with competent and creative effort, provide service to the community and treat all persons with consideration •• Institute of International Education •• NAFSA: Association of International Educators •• The National Academic Advising Association •• Are able to live good lives of healthful vitality, moral and spiritual sensitivity and intellectual integrity •• The National Association for College Admission Counseling Accreditations •• The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities The College is accredited by the following organizations: •• The Higher Learning Commission: Member, North Central Association* •• The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators •• The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (baccalaureate and master’s)** •• The National League for Nursing *The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456 •• The Illinois State Department of Education •• American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and SpeechLanguage Pathology (graduate programs) **The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (292) 887-6791 Affiliations The College subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and is a member of the following organizations: Admission and Financial Aid Elmhurst College admits academically qualified applicants who show evidence of their ability to complete college-level work, based on their high school performance, good standing at another college or university, or both. Elmhurst subscribes to a “need-blind” admission policy. That is, admission decisions are made independently from considerations of financial need. We encourage campus visits and admission interviews. •• The American College Personnel Association •• The American Council on Education •• The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education •• The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Elmhurst is committed to making college affordable through grants, scholarships, loans and work-study; nearly all students qualify for some form of financial aid. •• The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers 3 About Elmhurst College Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy It is the policy of Elmhurst College (the College) to afford equal opportunity to and not discriminate against students, employees and applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status or other protected status as those terms are defined by applicable federal, state and local law. The College acts in compliance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Title IX states (in part): “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid.” The College’s Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance on behalf of Elmhurst College. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s prohibition against sex discrimination and other interpersonal misconduct should be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator, who will be available to meet with or talk to students regarding issues relating to Title IX and the College’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy. The Title IX Coordinator for the College is the vice president of student affairs. The College does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability. To ensure equal access to its programs and activities, the College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. The College’s ADA/504 Disability Services Coordinator is located in the Learning Center, Frick Center 229, and is responsible for determining appropriate accommodations in conjunction with the student and other College representatives, as appropriate. For the College’s complete Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy, please refer to the Title IX section of the College’s website. 4 Admission, Financial Aid and Fees Students may apply for admission to Elmhurst College to begin study in either the Fall Term or the Spring Term. Admission decisions are based on review of a student’s academic record and supporting credentials, with emphasis given to the most recent or current educational experiences. All applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. Personal interviews with an admission counselor are strongly encouraged and easily arranged. •• Submit official results from either the ACT or the SAT to the Office of Admission (scores included on official secondary-school transcripts are acceptable) Elmhurst is a member of the Illinois and National Associations for College Admission Counseling and subscribes in its admission and financial aid programs to standards of practice and ethics endorsed by these organizations. To receive an application for traditional undergraduate first-year or transfer admission or to schedule a campus visit, please contact: International students should refer to additional requirements on the following page. Admission Without a Secondary-School Diploma: Students who have not completed diploma requirements may submit the results of the General Education Development (GED) test in place of the secondary-school transcript. Office of Admission Elmhurst College 190 Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296 elmhurst.edu/admission (630) 617-3400 or (800) 697-1871 [email protected] Senior Option Program: Elmhurst College offers highachieving secondary-school seniors the opportunity to enroll in one full course each term of their final year. Courses selected may fulfill remaining secondary-school graduation requirements or be applied toward a bachelor’s degree at Elmhurst or elsewhere. Applications may also be submitted electronically by visiting the College’s website at elmhurst.edu/apply. Students interested in this program should contact the Office of Admission for further information about application...
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