College of Arts and Sciences

2001- 2002 Bulletin Information


Dean: John W. Friedl (460-6280)
Interim Associate Dean: G. David Johnson
Director Advising Center: Katherine Parker

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COLLEGE GOALS AND PURPOSES
The College of Arts and Sciences is, from both historical and functional points of view, the core of the modern university.

While all colleges in the University of South Alabama base their programs on the liberal arts, the College of Arts and Sciences is especially committed to humane studies. These studies encompass those disciplines involving the nature of man and the universe, the motivations and processes of human relationships, and the creative arts through which people express their thoughts and feelings.

The College - particularly in its core curriculum, which precedes specialized study - introduces the student to a broad spectrum of knowledge: the mysteries of the natural sciences, the complexities of the social sciences, the responses of literature, philosophy, and the fine arts.

The goal of such studies is to develop particular qualities within the student: an awareness of the studentís inherited intellectual tradition, a disposition to inquire into matters and to know how inquiry can be most effectively carried out, the ability to think well and independently, and a sense of responsibility for the well-being of society.

The College of Arts and Sciences is keenly aware that educated individuals are more than trained job-holders. They are men and women who are capable of enlightened evaluation of our complex world. This education enables them to make intelligent efforts at solving human problems.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music. Options exist for students to earn dual degrees, double majors, or complete more than one minor. Students interested in these options should contact the Deanís Office or Registrarís Office for details.

Degree requirements are to be satisfied with Arts and Sciences courses unless otherwise specified. Courses in other colleges may be taken for elective credit, only after approval of the studentís advisor, chair, and the dean.

At least 32 hours of course work must be at the upper division level in order to fulfill the Universityís residency requirement.

An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for graduation. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the studentís major or concentration area. At least 15 of the 32 upper-division hours must be in the major or concentration area.

BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
A minimum of 128 hours in prescribed and elective courses is required for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Candidates for these degrees must meet the general requirements listed below, as well as completing the requirements for a major and minor field. Requirements for a major or minor are listed under the departmental headings. A student may count no more than 50 hours in a single discipline toward a degree, and no more than eight hours of directed study toward a degree. The same course cannot be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
The general education requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences are designed around the traditional concept of the well-educated individual. The well-educated individual thinks critically and communicates effectively, appreciates science as a rational search for understanding the structure and behavior of the natural world, understands mathematics and statistics as valuable tools of the science and as intrinsically important ways of thinking, recognizes the complexities of social life, and values the humanities and the fine arts.

Goals of general education are an awareness of our inherited intellectual traditions, the ability to think and communicate clearly, and a sense of responsibility for the well-being of society. General education should establish the foundation for lifelong learning.

The general education curriculum encompasses six major areas:

  1. Communication
  2. Fine and Performing Arts
  3. Humanities
  4. History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  5. Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  6. Physical Education/ROTC

The student should work with an academic advisor to plan their course of study in each of these six areas. The courses should be planned with an emphasis on continuity of information.

PACE DEGREE PROGRAM

Communication 15 hrs

The communication component of the general education curriculum is based upon the fundamental literacies: written and spoken English, and a foreign language. The basic skills for this component and competence in university-level English composition, which includes writing well-organized, effective essays and research papers; the development of skills in the oral communication of English; and introductory- level proficiency in a foreign language. To satisfy the communication component, complete section 01 and 02.

01 - Written and Oral Communication (9 hrs)

EH 101 EH 102 CA 110

In addition to the communication requirements, all undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses. A minimum of one course must be in major or minor.

02 - Foreign Language (6 hrs)

One-year sequence; select from any one group:
LG 111 and LG 112 or LG 021 or LG113
LG 151 and LG 152 or LG 022 or LG153
LG 101 and LG 102 or LG 024
LG 171 and LG 172 or LG173
LG 131 and LG 132 or LG 023 or LG134
LGS 106 and LGS 107
LGS 121 and LGS 122
LGS 141 and LGS 142
LGS 101 and LGS 102
LG 190 or LG 290
LGS 190 or LG 290

03 -
Fine and Performing Arts (6 hrs)

The Fine and Performing Arts component of the general education curriculum addresses the creative and aesthetic needs of individuals, helping them to achieve an appreciation of art, music, and the dramatic arts.
Both from Group A or one from Group A and one from Group B:
Group A Group B

ARS 101
DRA 110
MUL 101
ARH 100
ARH 103
ARH 123
ARH 240
ARH 242

ARS 121
ARS 123
ARS 124
ARS 241
ARS 281
DRA 100
DRA 101
DRA 102
DRA 120
DRA 121
DRA 130
DRA 131

DRA 132
DRA 210
DRA 220
DRA 221
DRA 240
DRA 250
MUE 102
MUE 103
MUE 202
MUE 203
MUA 101 - MUA 300
MUB 101 - MUB 300
MUO 111 - MUO 125
MUL  201

04 - The Humanities (12 hrs)

The Humanities component of the general education curriculum focuses on the fundamental ideas, philosophy, and values of civilization. Disciplines include English, Foreign Languages and Literatures. Select courses from at least 2 disciplines and a minimum of 3 hrs literature required.

AFR 101
EH 215
EH 216
EH 225
EH 226
EH 235
EH 236
HUM 199
HUM 299
LG 211
LG 212
LG 213
LG 251
LG 252
LG 253
LG 270
LG 271
LG 272
LG 231
LG 232
LG 233
LGS 206
LGS 207
LGS 208
LGS 221
LGS 222

LGS 223
LGS 241
LGS 242
LGS 243
LGS 201
LGS 202
LGS 203
LGS 290
PHL 110
PHL 121
PHL 131
PHL 231
PHL 240

 

05 - History, Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 hrs)

This component of the general education curriculum focuses upon developing an appreciation of the study of human behavior and its consequences, including the structure and functioning of institutions and the history of cultures. Disciplines include Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Select courses from at least 2 disciplines and a minimum of 3 hours history required.

AN 100
AN 101
GEO 114
GEO 115
HY 101
HY 102
HY 235
HY 236
PSC 130
PSY 120
PSY 250
ECO 215
ECO 216
SY 109
SY 112
SS 199
SS 299


06 - Sequence Requirement (6 hrs)

Select 6 hours sequence in literature or history from any one group:
EH 215 and EH 216
EH 225 and EH 226
EH 235 and EH 236
HY 101 and HY 102
HY 235 and HY 236

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics 14 hrs

The natural sciences, mathematical, and statistical component of the general education curriculum focuses on the experience of science as a rational search for understanding the natural world, and the appreciation of mathematics and statistics as valuable tools for everyday life and as intrinsically important ways of thinking. To satisfy the natural science and mathematics component, complete section 07 and 08.

07 - Mathematics

Select one course:

MA 110
MA 112
MA 113
MA 115
MA 120
MA 125
MA 126

 

08 - Natural Sciences

Complete either option A or option B below:

Option A: Complete 3 courses with labs.

BLY 101 or BLY 121
BLY 102 or BLY 122
CH 101
CH 103
CH 131 or CH 141

CH 132 or CH 141
GEO 101
GEO 102
GY 111
GY 112
PH 101
PH 104
PH 114 or PH 201
PH 115 or PH 202

Option B: Complete 2 courses from list above and ST 210 or a math course above MA 112 except MA 201 and MA 202.

09 - PE/ROTC (2 hrs)

Select 2 hours (course level 100) from department of PE or AS or MS.

10 - Lower Division Electives

Select course level 100 or 200 from any department except developmental studies.

11 - Major

See specific department for requirements.

12 - Major Residency/GPA

Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours in residence in major at the 300 and/or 400 level. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in major or concentration area.

13 - Minor

See specific department for requirements.

14 - Upper Division Electives

Select course level 300 or 400 from any department.

15 - University Residency Requirement/GPA

Complete a minimum of 32 semester hours in residence at the 300 and/or 400 level. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

All exceptions to the general education requirements must be approved by the studentís advisor, chair, and the dean.

MAJORS AND MINORS IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Requirements for a major are determined by the department and are listed under the departmental listing in this Bulletin. At least 15 hours of course work chosen from the major and numbered 300 or above must be satisfactorily completed in residence at the University of South Alabama. Courses are chosen in consultation with departmental advisors. Substitutions for stated requirements must be approved by the Chair of the department and the Dean of the college.

Requirements for a minor are determined by the department. Students may not choose a major and a minor in the same department unless they are clearly separate disciplines that fall administratively under a single department and have been approved as such by the Dean. The same courses cannot be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO ART
The degree requirements and admission requirements to the B.F.A. program in studio art are listed under the Department of Art and Art History.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN THEATRE ART
The requirements for the B.F.A. degree in theatre arts are listed under the Department of Dramatic Arts.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC
The requirements for the B.M. degree in performance and music education are listed under the Department of Music.

PROGRAMS IN OTHER COLLEGES AND DIVISIONS
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may elect to pursue two majors and several minor fields of study in other colleges and divisions of the University. Those programs available to them are, a minor in business, a minor in marketing, or a minor in international business through the Mitchell College of Business; a minor in Computer and Information Sciences; a minor in Leisure Services through the College of Education; and a minor in Biomedical Sciences through the College of Allied Health Professions. For details of these programs, see the appropriate sections of this Bulletin.

Students seeking dual degrees or second degrees must have a course of study approved in advance.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
The College participates in a major way in a number of international programs: summer sessions in England, France, Greece, and Mexico; student exchange programs and seminars in France, Germany and Russia; as well as the International University Consortium.

For further information about these programs, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, or the Office of International Programs in the School of Continuing Education.

TEACHER CERTIFICATION FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDENTS
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may participate in the program leading to teacher certification in middle and high school education.

See College of Education for Teacher Certification Requirements.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may participate in the Cooperative Education Program, which is described in a later section of the Bulletin. For further information, write to the Director, Career Services Center, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002.

GRADUATE STUDIES
The College of Arts and Sciences offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Communication, English, History, and Sociology; to the Master of Public Administration degree; to the Master of Science degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, and Psychology; and to the Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Sciences.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Each applicant to a graduate program must meet the general Graduate School standards stated in the ďGraduate School Admission Requirements and ProceduresĒ section of this Bulletin. Individual programs may have additional requirements for admission and may be restricted because of capacity limitations. Consult departmental descriptions for additional information.



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