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Unformatted text preview: 1 Bboar d CATALoG 2018-2019 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; Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation; Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs; American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy 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 2018 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 student-related disability discrimination concerns, contact the disability services coordinator, 704-463-3366. 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, ethnic origin, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and/or health status; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and/or health status. SECTION 504 Pfeiffer 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 S TU DEN TS 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. Information on crime statistics and graduation rates is available upon request from the Dean of Students in the Student Development Office. 3 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 2018-2019 and is accurate and current, to the best of Pfeiffer’s knowledge, as of July 2018. 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. 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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019; and other information. Contents Notice of Compliance with Federal Law ................................................................................. 2 Table of Contents .................................................................................................................. 4 Mission Statement................................................................................................................. 6 Pfeiffer Facts ......................................................................................................................... 7 Open Door Tradition ............................................................................................................. 7 Admissions Procedures ......................................................................................................... 8 Rolling Admission ................................................................................................................ 9 Technology Requirements ..................................................................................................... 9 Pfeiffer University Active Directory, Email and Blackboard Accounts .................................... 10 Digital Transformation and Technology ............................................................................... 10 Dual Enrollment Program ................................................................................................... 10 Immunization Records ........................................................................................................ 11 Costs and Financial Policies ................................................................................................ 11 Financial Aid ...................................................................................................................... 16 Academic Assessment .......................................................................................................... 19 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC POLICIES ................................................................... 20 Transfer Credit .................................................................................................................... 22 Class Standing .................................................................................................................... 27 UNDERGRADUATE WITHDRAWAL POLICIES .......................................................... 30 Drops or ‘Withdrawal from Courses’ – ................................................................................. 31 Quick Instructions ............................................................................................................... 31 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAM ................................................................. 39 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE ............................................................................ 41 (GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS) ................................................................................. 41 Pfeiffer Life ......................................................................................................................... 44 International Travel Program ............................................................................................... 45 Capitol Hill Internship Program ........................................................................................... 45 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS..................................... 46 Accounting........................................................................................................................... 46 Art ...................................................................................................................................... 50 Athletic Coaching .................................................................................................................. 53 Biology ................................................................................................................................ 54 Business Management and Leadership .................................................................................. 59 Chemistry ........................................................................................................................... 63 Communication .................................................................................................................. 66 VisualCommunication ........................................................................................................... 70 Comprehensive Science Education ............................................................................................ 71 Cooperative Education............................................................................................................ 77 Criminal Justice ..................................................................................................................... 78 Economics .......................................................................................................................... 84 Education ........................................................................................................................... 85 5 English ..............................................................................................................................105 Environmental Science ........................................................................................................110 Environmental Studies ........................................................................................................112 Foreign Languages................................................................................................................113 Geography .........................................................................................................................116 Global Pfeiffer Studies.........................................................................................................116 Health and Exercise Science ................................................................................................116 Health and Physical Education ............................................................................................119 History ..............................................................................................................................123 Honors ..............................................................................................................................128 Human Services ...................................................................................................................129 International Cultural Studies ..................................................................................................130 Mathematical Sciences .........................................................................................................131 Military Science ....................................................................................................................135 Music and Music & Worship ................................................................................................138 Nursing..............................................................................................................................152 Psychology ........................................................................................................................158 Religion and Practical Theology ...............................................................................................161 Social Studies .......................................................................................................................167 Special Education .................................................................................................................168 Sport Management .............................................................................................................169 Sports Ministry ..................................................................................................................171 Theatre ..............................................................................................................................171 University Studies ..............................................................................................................173 Women’sStudies ..................................................................................................................175 Writing ...............................................................................................................................176 Business Management and Leadership &...................................................................................176 MBA 3-2 Program ................................................................................................................176 Undergraduate Academic Honors .......................................................................................181 Academic Support & Student Services.................................................................................183 Student Organizations ........................................................................................................189 Academic and Honorary Organizations ..............................................................................191 Athletics ............................................................................................................................192 Misenheimer Campus ........................................................................................................193 Professorships, Lectureships, Funds, and Scholarships............................................................196 The History of Pfeiffer University ...........................................................................................202 Pfeiffer University Faculty...................................................................................................204 Pfeiffer University Administration .......................................................................................210 Pfeiffer University-Charlotte Campus ..................................................................................217 Pfeiffer University-Raleigh/Durham ...................................................................................218 Faculty Emeriti ..................................................................................................................219 Board of Trustees ...............................................................................................................220 ACADEMIC CALENDARS .............................................................................................223 6 Mission Statement Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs at its campuses in Misenheimer, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY “…that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you determine what is best…” Phil 1:9-10 The Undergraduate College provides a Liberal Arts education that affirms that all thinking, learning, and knowledge is infused with wonder. The task of the general education curriculum at Pfeiffer is to prepare students 1) to engage knowledge critically with college level inquiry, analysis, and an appreciation of its consequence; and 2) to communicate clearly through understanding, reflection, and application of acquired and refined knowledge. The Liberal Arts tradition, with its emphasis upon the Humanities and the Sciences, presents students with a broad and holistic view of human knowledge, ethics, cultures, behaviors, and societies, as well as an appreciation of nature and its order. In service to the Liberal Arts and supporting the university’s vision for preparing transformative servant leaders, the general education curriculum at Pfeiffer University will prepare students with the following core competencies: Foundational Knowledge Foundational knowledge is based in the study of the Arts/Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Math. The students’ visions of humanity expand through the integration of thought, culture, and ethos of the Liberal Arts tradition. By engaging foundational knowledge, students demonstrate an ethical and holistic understanding of themselves and others in contemporary global society. Students also connect to a shared past and enliven their imaginations with the aim of becoming leaders in service to a better future. Communication Effective communication embraces oral and written language skills, including the ability to choose an appropriate combination of medium, genre, and technology for personal, academic, and professional communication. Collaboration Individuals collaborate to accomplish shared goals. Collaboration includes advancing ideas, fulfilling commitments to the group goals, working professionally with others, and recognizing and managing conflict. Critical Thinking Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication. Information Literacy Information Literacy is the skill of identifying, locating, and evaluating information, in service of problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. Educational Goals for the Graduate Program The graduate programs are designed to offer the depth of education and specialized skills necessary for the graduates to practice and contribute to their professions. Graduates will be expected to have demonstrated abilities in analyzing, planning, and performing in relation to specific problems and issues. These skills are evaluated through the use of a d e s i g n a t e d capstone course within each graduate program. 7 The Pfeiffer faculty adopted the University’s educational goals. The Pfeiffer community - faculty and staff, and students s h a r e in the responsibility of realizing them. Pfeiffer Facts Enrollment: 777 Women, 529 Men, 1306 Total for all campuses ...
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