2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog-Updated 2-23-19.pdf - P age |1 CATALoG 2016-2017 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S Hwy 52 N Misenheimer NC 28109 PHONE

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Unformatted text preview: P age |1 CATALoG 2016-2017 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S. Hwy 52 N Misenheimer, NC 28109 PHONE: 704-463-1360 FAX: 704-463-1363 Accredited by National Association of Schools of Music; North Carolina State Board of Education; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Pfeiffer University is approved by The University Senate of The United Methodist Church as a United Methodist-Related Institution. Revised July 2016 P age |2 Notice of Compliance with Federal Law TITLE IX Pfeiffer University is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An equal opportunity employer, Pfeiffer affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq). Pfeiffer University prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. For studentrelated disability discrimination concerns, contact the disability services coordinator, 704-4633366. For all other concerns, including any arising under Title IX, contact the director of human resources, who is also Pfeiffer’s Title IX Coordinator, 704-463-3067. TITLE VII Pfeiffer University employs individuals and admits students of any race, color, or national origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other university administered programs. Furthermore, Pfeiffer University trustees have determined that students not be denied admission, rights, privileges, programs, or activities on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation or ethnic origin; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. SECTION 504 P feiffer University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants who are disabled. This policy is in keeping with Section 504, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT Pfeiffer University does not discriminate against students or applicants on the basis of age. This policy is in keeping with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and with the EEOC Age Discrimination Act. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Pfeiffer University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. EXCHANGE VISITORS Pfeiffer University has been designated by the U.S. Department of State as a sponsor of exchange visitor programs. Pfeiffer University further complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This act, as it applies to institutions of higher learning, ensures that students have access to certain records that pertain to them and that unauthorized persons do not have access to such records. A copy of the act and the University’s policy regarding student educational records and information is available upon request at the Office of the Dean of Student Development. For more information on FERPA see page 29-30. P age |3 Information on crime statistics and graduation rates is available upon request from the Dean of Students in the Student Development Office. This catalog is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student and Pfeiffer University. The information in this catalog applies to the academic year 2016-2017 and is accurate and current, to the best of Pfeiffer’s knowledge, as of July 2016. Pfeiffer University reserves the right to change fees, programs of study, academic requirements, faculty, the academic calendar, and other items described herein without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures. P age |4 Table of Contents The Pfeiffer University Catalog is a reference manual for current students, faculty, staff, and others. It describes the University programs for the 2016-2017 academic year and provides other information about Pfeiffer University. The largest section of the Catalog contains, in alphabetical order, all areas of study available at Pfeiffer University. It defines some terms commonly used at Pfeiffer and describes the programs which are offered, the requirements for each, and the student organizations and special services available; a listing of the faculty, staff, and trustees of Pfeiffer University; the history of the University; the academic calendar for 2016-2017; and other information. Contents Notice of Compliance with Federal Law............................................................................................. 2 Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................. 4 The Francis Center for Servant Leadership ......................................................................................... 7 Mission Statement ................................................................................................................................. 8 Educational Goals for the Graduate Program ............................................................................................... 9 PFEIFFER FACTS............................................................................................................................................................ 9 THE VILLAGE CHURCH OF PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY ...................................................... 10 OPEN DOOR TRADITION.............................................................................................................................. 11 ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES ............................................................................................................ 11 Rolling Admission.................................................................................................................................. 13 Technology Requirements ................................................................................................................ 13 Windows Systems ............................................................................................................................. 13 Macintosh Systems ........................................................................................................................... 13 Student Purchase Program ............................................................................................................... 13 Pfeiffer University Active Directory, Email and Blackboard Accounts............................................... 14 Technology Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 14 DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM ............................................................................................................ 14 CAMPUS VISITS ..................................................................................................................................... 14 IMMUNIZATION RECORDS .................................................................................................................... 14 COSTS AND FINANCIAL POLICIES ................................................................................................ 15 FINANCIAL AID .................................................................................................................................... 21 ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................................. 24 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC POLICIES ............................................................................. 25 UNDERGRADUATE WITHDRAWAL POLICIES .................................................................... 35 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAM .............................................................................. 44 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE (GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS)........................ 47 CULTURAL PROGRAM ...................................................................................................................... 52 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAM ................................................................................... 53 CAPITOL HILL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ................................................................................ 54 Accounting (ACCT)......................................................................................................................................................... 55 Art (ART) ...................................................................................................................................................................59 Athletic Coaching (COHG) .....................................................................................................................................63 Biology (BIOL) .................................................................................................................................................................. 63 P age |5 Business Management and Leadership (BMAL) .................................................................................. 68 Chemistry (CHEM)............................................................................................................................. 73 Communication (COMM) ....................................................................................................................... 76 Visual Communication (VCOM) ................................................................................................................................. 80 Comprehensive Science Education (CSED)............................................................................................................... 81 Computer Information Systems (COMP) .............................................................................................................82 Cooperative Education (COED) ................................................................................................................................... 88 Criminal Justice (CRIM) ..........................................................................................................................................88 Economics (ECON) ............................................................................................................................ 92 Education (EDUC) ............................................................................................................................. 93 English (ENGL) ................................................................................................................................ 113 Environmental Science (ENSC) ....................................................................................................... 118 Environmental Studies (ENST)........................................................................................................ 120 Ethics (RAPT) ................................................................................................................................... 120 Foreign Languages ......................................................................................................................................................... 121 Geography (GEOG) ......................................................................................................................... 124 Global Pfeiffer Studies (GPS) ........................................................................................................... 125 Health and Exercise Science (EXSC) .............................................................................................. 125 Health and Physical Education (HPED) ......................................................................................... 128 History (HSTY) ................................................................................................................................. 132 Honors (HNRS)................................................................................................................................. 137 Human Services (HSRV)........................................................................................................................................137 International Cultural Studies (ICUL) (Under Review)............................................................................................. 139 International Relations (INRL) (Under Review)......................................................................................................... 140 Mathematical Sciences (MATH) ................................................................................................................................ 140 Military Science (MLSC) .............................................................................................................................................. 144 Music and Worship (MUSI)..................................................................................................................................151 Nursing (NURS) ................................................................................................................................ 162 Physical Education (PHED) ..................................................................................................................................167 Physics-Engineering Studies (PHYS)....................................................................................................................168 Political Science (PLSC) .........................................................................................................................................169 Psychology (PSYC) ........................................................................................................................... 172 Religion and Practical Theology (RAPT).................................................................................................................. 175 Social Studies (SOST) .............................................................................................................................................181 Sociology (SOCY) ...................................................................................................................................................181 Special Education (SPED) .....................................................................................................................................183 Sport Management (SMGT) .................................................................................................................................183 Sports Ministry................................................................................................................................................................. 185 Theatre (THTR) .............................................................................................................................................................. 185 University Studies (UNIV) .....................................................................................................................................186 Women’s Studies (WSTY) (Suspended) ...................................................................................................................... 189 Writing............................................................................................................................................................................... 190 Business Management and Leadership...................................................................................................................... 190 MBA 3-2 Program .......................................................................................................................................................... 190 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC HONORS ...........................................................................................195 PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM......................................................................................195 ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND STUDENT SERVICES ................................................................. 197 P age |6 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ............................................................................................................................. 202 ACADEMIC AND HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS ................................................................................ 204 MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS ................................................................................................................................... 205 CAMPUS MINISTRIES............................................................................................................................................. 205 ATHLETICS...........................................................................................................................................................206 MISENHEIMER CAMPUS ...............................................................................................................................207 ACADEMIC, ADMINISTRATIVE, STUDENT ACTIVITY AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES .............................. 207 RESIDENCE HALLS ............................................................................................................................... 209 PROFESSORSHIPS, LECTURESHIPS, FUNDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS ....................................................... 210 THE HISTORY OF PFEIFFER.........................................................................................................................217 Pfeiffer University Faculty ............................................................................................................ 219 ADMINISTRATION at Misenheimer ....................................................................................... 226 PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY AT CHARLOTTE ......................................................................... 233 PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY RALEIGH-DURHAM .................................................................. 235 FACULTY EMERITI ....................................................................................................................... 235 BOARD OF TRUSTEES .......................................................................................................................... 236 CLASS OF 2016 ......................................................................................................................... 236 CLASS OF 2017 ......................................................................................................................... 237 CLASS OF 2018 ......................................................................................................................... 237 CLASS OF 2019 ......................................................................................................................... 237 EMERITI (LIFE) MEMBERS ........................................................................................................ 238 EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS ............................................................................................................. 238 ACADEMIC CALENDARS ...................................................................................................................... 244 P age |7 The Francis ...
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