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Freshman Seminars are small discussion classes that introduce students to various areas of study in the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). Each seminar focuses on a topic, issue, or problem selected by the instructor; seminar topics change from one semester to the next and are described in a booklet that is distributed to advisors at the beginning of each semester. Additional information on Freshman Seminars may be obtained from the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, 100 Foust Building (910/334-3186).


Freshman Seminars are open ONLY to freshmen. Except for FMS 103 (which is equivalent to ENG 101/RCO 101, English Composition I), all seminars are offered as writing-intensive courses (see p. 70). Students may not receive credit for more than one seminar under the same course number, even if the contents of the seminars are different.

101 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture - I (3:3). Introduction to the historical study of western culture from ancient times through the Reformation. [HP, CHP-CPM].

102 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture - II (3:3). Introduction to the historical study of western culture from the 17th century through modern times. [HP, CHP-CMO].

103 Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse (3:3). Equivalent credit to ENG 101/RCO 101; students may not receive credit for both FMS 103 and either ENG 101 or RCO 101. Instruction and practice in deliberative, informative, and reflective writing based on the study of primary texts. Emphasis on the writing/revising process and on critical reading. [RD, CRD].

104 Freshman Seminar in Natural Science (3:3). Introduction to the scientific study of the natural world. Illustrates the nature of scientific inquiry and the formulation of hypotheses. [NS, CLS or CPS].

104L Laboratory for Freshman Seminar in Natural Science (1:0:3). Pr: concurrent registration in FMS 104. Laboratory work to accompany FMS 104. [NS, CPS or CLS]. 105 Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts (3:3). An introductory study of selected topics in the fine arts (which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music, and theatre). [FA, CFA].

106 Freshman Seminar in Analytic and Evaluative Studies (3:3). An introduction to the abstract systems of thought and evaluative concepts fundamental to intellectual inquiry and values. Topics may be drawn from ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, historiography, religion, and cultural anthropology. [AE, CAE].

107 Freshman Seminar in World Literature (3:3). A study of major works in the literature of countries other than Britain and the United States. [WL, CWL].

108 Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies (3:3). Introduction to the scientific study of individuals, societies, and human institutions with an emphasis on the methods and results of investigations in these areas. [SB, CSB].

109 Freshman Seminar in Non-Western Studies (3:3). Studies of cultural forms of expression, socio-political structures, and habits of mind that are distinctly different from Western cultural traditions. [NW, CNW].

110 Freshman Seminar in British or American Literature (3:3). A study of selected major works in the literature of Britain or the United States. [BL, CBL].


The Honors Program offers highly qualified students a blend of specially created Honors seminars and designated Honors sections in various fields of study. The Program is not designed to be a major. Students in the Honors Program also complete the requirements for one of the academic or professional majors offered in the University. Enrolling in the Honors Program is, however, compatible with all major and professional programs and rarely requires additional hours to graduate in four years.

The Honors Program provides a strong base in the liberal arts leading to more specialized and independent work as students progress toward the bachelor's degree. It consists of three parts.

1. In their first two years students take Honors Core Seminars, courses specially designed for the Program that explore fundamental areas of study in natural sciences, social sciences, art and literature, and analytical and evaluative studies.

2. Students must enroll in at least nine additional hours of designated Honors courses. These may consist of honors sections of regularly-scheduled courses meeting College and University general education requirements (e.g. Introduction to Sociology, Mythology, etc.), upper division Honors seminars, disciplinary work offered through departments and schools, or independent studies conducted under the direction of a faculty member. This component of the Program is designed to provide students with flexibility in coordinating Honors with the requirements of their major programs.

3. In the senior year those who wish to complete the Program must undertake some sort of Senior Project. These range from writing an original essay or scientific report, to completing an annotated creative performance, to undertaking a special practicum or project. The intent is to allow the student to have a capstone experience within his or her chosen field of study.

Certain departments specify how their students are to meet the requirements indicated in 2 and 3 above. Students should check with the Honors Liaison faculty member in their department or with the Honors Program Director to see how the requirements in their discipline are to be met.

Association with faculty and other Honors students in the Program is close, a welcome contrast to large impersonal lecture classes. Every aspect of the program provides special opportunities for exceptionally qualified students to grow intellectually through contact with a community of Honors students and faculty.

Honors Council

The program is under the general supervision of an Honors Council composed of faculty and students from the various schools of the University, as well as from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bruce Caldwell, Director of Honors Program, Department of Economics
Laurie White, Assistant Director of Honors Program
Pam Bulgin, Assistant Director of Honors Program
Rob Cannon, Department of Biology
Nancy Cassill, Department of Clothing and Textiles
Keith Howell, Department of Public Health Education
Dee Irwin, Department of Curriculum
and Instruction
Timothy Johnston, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Ex Officio
Virginia Karb, School of Nursing
Dennis Leyden, Department of Economics
Russ McDonald, Department of English
Jody Natalle, Department of Communication
Charles Prysby, Department of Political Science
John Salmon, School of Music
Susan Shelmerdine, Department of Classical Studies
Margaret Campbell, Student Member
Robert Stockburger, Student Member
Christina Wilson, Student Member

Program Requirements

Students who wish to finish the Program are required to complete 18 hours of courses, distributed as follows. Six credit hours must be obtained in Honors Core Seminars. Three credit hours must be used to satisfy the Senior Project requirement. The remaining nine hours may include any other combination of Honors courses, including Core Seminars, Honors sections of Freshman Seminars, Honors sections of regularly scheduled courses, or Honors independent studies. Three of these nine hours are automatically waived for students who spend at least one semester abroad.

There is no maximum number of courses in which a student may enroll. To remain in the program, students must maintain a cumulative UNCG grade point average of 3.3 or above. A student whose GPA falls below the minimum required may, at the discretion of the Director, continue in the program for a probationary period of one semester. Students who take the minimum required curriculum will have completed the Honors Program and will have this accomplishment so recorded on their transcript.

Not all students who enroll in the Honors Program complete it. By enrolling in the Program, however, one is demonstrating one's intent to make progress towards finishing it. To stay on track, freshmen and sophomores should take one Honors seminar or section per semester, and juniors and seniors should take one per year.

Any student who has a 3.3 or better GPA may sign up for any Honors courses that are open, even if they are not formally enrolled in the Program. The Program welcomes and encourages any student who is qualified to sign up for Honors offerings.


Honors Core Seminars (6 hrs required)

Honors Core Seminars may be used to meet liberal education requirements in the credit areas indicated below. They, however, cannot substitute for introductory prerequisites in the major. Students completing the Honors Program must take two Honors Core Seminars chosen from the four categories described below. Specific topics will vary from year to year. The courses may be repeated for credit as topics change.

205a, b, c Aesthetic Dimensions of Culture (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director. Studies in the arts (literature, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, theater, cinema, and dance) and their interpretation, drawing on the perspectives of culture, history and theory. [HSS 205a - BL, CBL; HSS 205b - WL, CWL; HSS 205c - FA, CFA].

206 Social and Political Dimensions of Culture (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director. Influential texts, authors, movements, and critical issues or problems concerned with the conditions, mechanisms and aims of social life. [SB, CSB].

207a, b Scientific Dimensions of Culture (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director. Critical examination of the impact of revolutionary advances in natural science on our understanding of nature and attitudes about humanity and society. Cannot substitute for introductory prerequisite in the major. [HSS 207a - NS, CPS; HSS 207b - NS, CLS].

208 Seminar in Analytical and Evaluative Studies (3:3). Pr. 3.3 GPA or permission of the Director. Analytic and evaluative studies of the search for basic knowledge that have informed systems of thought in intellectual history. [AE, CAE].

Honors Electives

220 Student Seminar (2:2). Students (usually eight to ten) agree on a general topic for a semester's study. Each participant defines a special interest to be explored individually as a contributing member of the group. A faculty member directs the group's discussions. (Not offered every year.)

300 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar (3:3). -May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Interdisciplinary seminar focusing on a particular theme or topic and taught by two faculty members from different disciplines or schools. Topic varies each semester.

400, 401 Senior Honors Seminar (3), (3). Pr. Completion of the Honors Core Requirement or permission of the Director of the Honors Program. Provides qualified students the opportunity to study special topics in an advanced seminar setting with the rigorous and intense discipline implied at the senior level. Honors Directed Study

Honors Directed Study

330 Honors Independent Study (1 - 3). Pr. 6 hrs. in Honors Core Seminars. -May be repeated once for credit if the topic of study changes. Student consults with a supervising faculty member to develop a program of concentrated study and investigation within a particular discipline.

490 Senior Honors Project (3 - 6). Pr. 6 hrs. in Honors Core Seminars and approval of the Honors Council. Independent original scholarship in the student's primary area of interest completed under the supervision of a faculty member. Work culminates in an original essay, annotated creative work or performance, scientific report or other special project, depending upon the area of specialization. While completing the Honors Project, the student may not enroll in more than thirteen additional hours in either semester.

Departmental Honors Sections

Departments may offer special Honors sections of regularly-scheduled courses such as Introduction to Sociology (SOC 211), Mythology (CCI 205), Introduction to Earth Science (GEO 103), etc. Qualified students may enroll in Honors sections (designated by an "H" after the course number), even if they do not expect to complete the Honors Program. However, Honors sections may be used by students in the Program to complete the 18-hour minimum requirement.

xxx493 Honors Work (3-6). Pr. 3.3 GPA in the major, 12 hours in the major. (See Departmental listings). Disciplinary Honors work providing students with advanced study of the primary literature in their area of specialization.


Director: Dr. Robert Gatten, Department of Biology, 312 Eberhart Building

Coordinator: Reta Beck, Department of Biology, 322 Eberhart Building

UNCG students interested in medical technology have two programs of study from which to choose:

1. A program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.

2. A program which includes receipt of a BA or BS with a major in either Biology or Chemistry and the completion of an additional 12 months of study in a School of Medical Technology which has been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Because the recommended courses of study for both programs are essentially the same during the first year, students do not have to make a choice of programs until the end of the freshman year. Students in either program should complete the following courses during their freshman year or during the subsequent summer session: BIO 111, 112 and CHE 111, 112, 114, 115.

Medical Technology Major (Bachelor of Science in
Medical Technology)

Students pursuing this degree program complete a minimum of 94 semester hours at UNCG and then complete 12 months of study at one of the affiliated Schools of Medical Technology. The BSMT is awarded only after successful completion of the final year of study at one of the three affiliated clinical schools listed below. Students earning the degree are eligible for state and/or national certification, registration, and/or licensure.

Participation in and completion of the 94 semester hours at UNCG does not guarantee acceptance into the 12-month Medical Technology program at one of the affiliated hospitals. Students should apply for admission to an affiliated hospital school early in their junior year at UNCG. A student must have attained a GPA of at least 2.5 to be considered for admission by the hospital programs.

Required: 124 semester hours, including

94 semester hours at UNCG

30 semester hours at the School of Medical Technology
at one of the following:

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, N.C.

Baptist Hospital - Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) (48-49 hours)

All students must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). The College of Arts and Sciences, however, has established liberal education requirements for its programs which, while including those of AULER, contain additional requirements in several categories. Therefore, students following this program should adhere to the College requirements. Please note that students who satisfy the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) will also satisfy the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER).

CLER Requirements
Semester Hours
Analytic and Evaluative Studies (CAE)
British or American Literature (CBL)
Fine Arts (CFA)
Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (CHP/CPM or CHP/CMO)
Mathematics (CMT)
Natural Science (CLS and CPS)
Non-Western Studies (CNW)
Reasoning and Discourse (CRD)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSB)
World Literature (CWL)
Foreign Language

*These areas reflect exemptions approved by the College of Arts and Sciences for this program as follows: Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (CHP), 3 hours exempted and 3 hours required; and Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSB), 3 hours exempted and 6 hours required. Only students in the BSMT program are granted these exemptions.

**The Foreign Language requirement can be satisfied by completing 6 semester hours at the appropriate level to be determined on the basis of high school foreign language background.

See pp. 70-73 for a complete description of the College requirements and pp. 65-66 and 71-72 for a listing of courses meeting AULER/CLER requirements.

Major Requirements

BIO 111, 112, 277, 355 or 392, 481, 483.
CHE 111, 112, 114, 115, and one of the following options:
(a) CHE 205 + 206 and 331 + 333
(b) CHE 351, 352, 354
(c) CHE 351 and 331 + 333
MAT 119 or 120 or 121 or 191 or 292 (MAT 191 is a prerequisite for MAT 292).
PHY 211 and 212, or 291 and 292, or 205 and 205L.


Electives sufficient to complete total semester hours required for degree. See below for suggested electives.

Note: The BSMT program must include these minimum requirements: 16 semester hours in approved biology courses including a course in microbiology and immunology (BIO 481 fulfills both of these requirements); 16 semester hours in chemistry including one semester of organic chemistry; 3 semester hours in college level mathematics; and 3 semester hours in physics.

Suggested Sequence for the BSMT Student

Freshman year:
CPM or CMO 3
CMT (Math)
CHE 111
CHE 114
CHE 112
CHE 115
BIO 111
BIO 112
Sophomore year:
Foreign Language *
Spring: Foreign Language
BIO 355**
CHE 205 and 206
BIO 277
BIO 355 or 392**
Junior year:
CHE 331
Spring: PHY 205, 205L
CHE 333L
BIO 483
BIO 481

Total Hours = 94

* Foreign language is "at appropriate level." If starting a new language, 101-102; if continuing a language, 203-204.

** Either BIO 355 or BIO 392 must be taken in the sophomore year in order to take BIO 481 and BIO 483 (which have a prerequisite of one of these courses) in the junior year. Both BIO 355 and 392 are taught in the Fall semester; BIO 355 is also taught in the Spring semester.

Suggested electives:

BIO 472 (Functional Microscopic Anatomy)
BIO 535 (Biochemistry)
BIO 583 (Virology) or 584 (Immunology) alternate years
BIO 594 (Biotechnology)
A statistics course, a management course, a computer course

Students must take four Writing Intensive courses, including one at the lower level, one at the upper level, and one in the major (BIO 111 and 112 labs and BIO 481 are Writing Intensive).

Clinical Year

During the 12 months in a clinical program at an affiliated hospital, students in the BSMT program earn 30 semester hour of credit from among the following course areas:

Microbiology (Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Serology, Mycology); Biochemistry and Isotopes; Clinical Microscopy; Hematology and Immunology; Blood Bank; Cytology and Cytogenetics; Basic Electronics, Instrumentation, and Computer Technology; Ethics and Laboratory Management; and Laboratory Seminars, Medical Mortality Conferences, and Abnormal Laboratory Rounds.

Because the course requirements for the BSMT are so complex, students in the program must confer with their assigned faculty advisor at least once each semester. Students in the program should schedule an appointment with their faculty advisor in the Spring Semester of their Sophomore year to review their transcript and GPA; at that time, the advisor will offer an assessment of the student's progress and competitive position for admission to a hospital program for the clinical year. Any student who is undecided about which program to pursue (BSMT or BA/BS in Biology/Chemistry plus a year of clinical study) should consult an advisor who can recommend courses within the curriculum that would minimize the time needed to switch from the BSMT to the BA or BS in Biology or Chemistry.

Biology or Chemistry Major Plus A Year of Clinical Study

Students electing this program earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in either Biology or Chemistry from UNCG. During their final year at UNCG they apply for admission to a School of Medical Technology approved by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for their final year of study.

Students electing this program must take the same subjects listed as major requirements for the BSMT program. They must consult with the head of the department in which they are majoring or their faculty advisor in selecting other courses necessary to fulfill the BA or BS requirements.

Eligibility for certification, registration, or licensure does not come until the student completes the final year of clinical training in a NAACLS-approved School of Medical Technology.



Advisory Committee

Robert E. Cannon, Chair of Advisory Committee and Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Eric Johnston, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Frank McCormack, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Walter L. Salinger, Professor, Department of Psychology

Sheila Schurer, Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Students should contact a member of this committee for assistance in planning their program of study.

The admission requirements vary slightly among the various schools and programs. For specific information students should write directly to the individual schools for catalogs or consult the library. Other sources of information are current volumes of Medical School Admission Requirements and Admission Requirements of American Dental Schools.

The preprofessional programs constitute a core of courses which must be completed before admission to the professional schools. They can be successfully incorporated into almost any major. It has been shown in the case of medical schools that the choice of major does not significantly affect the student's probability of admission. Students should give consideration to any major which they find interesting and in which they feel they can do well. Nearly all students accepted to medical, dental, and veterinary schools have completed a bachelor's degree.

Medical schools generally require 2 semesters of English; 2 semesters of general biology (BIO 111, 112); 2 semesters of general chemistry with laboratory (CHE 111, 112, 114, 115); 2 semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory (CHE 351, 352, 354); 2 semesters of physics (PHY 211, 212 or 291, 292). A few schools (e.g., Duke) also require mathematics through Calculus (MAT 191, 292).

Other courses which are often recommended include Mammalian Physiology (BIO 277), Biochemistry (BIO 535 or CHE 556), Genetics (BIO 392).

Dental school preparatory course requirements are usually very much like those for medical school. Many schools do, however, require Anatomy (BIO 271).

The list of required courses for veterinary schools is considerably more extensive than that for medical or dental schools. In addition to specifying more courses in mathematics, chemistry, and biology, these programs typically require or recommend more courses in animal science, general microbiology (BIO 481), biochemistry (BIO 535 or CHE 556) and nutrition (FNS 213). Significant work experience with animals or in a veterinarian's practice is required. Students interested in veterinary school should make contact with the school and with the advisory committee at an early stage of their undergraduate careers.

The achievement of outstanding academic credentials should not be accomplished at the cost of totally sacrificing extracurricular activities. Most professional programs prefer students who have participated in nonacademic activities and actively pursued a range of interests.

In addition to the core of preparatory courses, virtually all professional schools require some form of standardized test prior to consideration of a student's admission application. These tests are usually taken in the spring before application is made. Medical schools require the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), dental schools the Dental Admission Test (DAT), and veterinary schools the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test.

Applications to professional schools are made a year before expected enrollment, usually between June 15 and November 15. Early application is strongly recommended. The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) is the agent for most medical schools, and the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) is the agent for many dental schools. The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is the agent for most veterinary medical schools. Application materials are available from the committee. Veterinary, medical, and dental schools not subscribing to one of the application services must be contacted individually.



Paul F. Duvall, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Robert B. Muir, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The following two-year pre-engineering curriculum offers preparation for students who plan to transfer to engineering programs in other institutions. This program has been approved by the Subcommittee on Engineering Transfer for transfer to the engineering programs at North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Students interested in engineering should contact one of the advisors above as soon as possible.

Note: Courses that satisfy the "social science or humanities" requirement are listed in the designated AULER categories (see p. 65-66). Recommended are a beginning course in literature, history (200 level), history or philosophy of science, and communications (CST 105). Some engineering programs require proficiency in a foreign language through the level of the first year (101-102). Students should make appropriate selections after consultation with an advisor.


1st Semester

Courses Semester Hours
ENG 101 or exemption 3
CHE 111, 112 4
MAT 121 or 191 3
Social Science or Humanities (AE, BL, FA, HP, NW, SB, WL) 6
Exercise and Sport Science 1
2nd Semester
ENG 102 or exemption 3
CHE 114, 115 4
MAT 191 or 292 3
MAT 220 3
Social Science or Humanities (AE, BL, FA, HP, NW, SB, WL) 3
Exercise and Sport Science 1
1st Semester
PHY 291 4
MAT 292 or 293 3
Social Science or Humanities (AE, BL, FA, HP, NW, SB, WL) 3
ECO 201 or elective 3
CSC 130 3
Exercise and Sport Science 1
2nd Semester
PHY 292 4
MAT 293 or elective 3
Social Science or Humanities (AE, BL, FA, HP, NW, SB, WL) 6-9
Exercise and Sport Science 1


Advisory Committee

Converse Clowse, Chair of Advisory Committee, Department of History

Susan Buck, Department of Political Science

Christopher Hodgkins, Department of English

Frank Land, Department of Management and Marketing

Michael Zimmerman, Department of Philosophy

Admittance to law school is primarily achieved through a favorable consideration of a student's grade point average, scores on the law school admission test (LSAT), and other materials furnished in an application for admission. Students who plan to attend law school may select their major from any academically rigorous field. However, since law schools seek to admit only students who can think, speak, and write at the highest levels of competency, interested students, regardless of their major, should always select courses which engender skills in critical, creative, and reflective thinking as well as clear, cogent, and concise writing and speaking. In order to obtain these vital skills, it is especially helpful to take courses which grant credit in the areas of Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE) and Reasoning and Discourse (RD). Courses in these areas are offered by the departments of Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, History, Philosophy (which offers a prelaw concentration for majors), Political Science, and Religious Studies, and are also listed under Freshman Seminars, Honors, Residential College, and Women's Studies. Students should also develop computer skills, particularly in such areas as word processing and database management. Students interested in prelaw should consult a prelaw advisor in addition to their major advisors.


(see Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine)


Students seeking a professional degree in pharmacy may follow a prepharmacy curriculum at UNCG for two years before transferring to a school of pharmacy. An additional three to four years will then be required to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. There are 73 accredited schools of pharmacy in the United States. The two in North Carolina are located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Campbell University.

Prepharmacy requirements generally include the following:

First year

CHE 111, 112, 114, 115

Six hours selected from Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics

ENG 101, 102

Foreign language or other approved liberal arts courses

BIO 111, 112

Physical Education (2 courses)

Second year

CHE 351, 352, 354

PHY 205, 205L or 211, 212

BIO 271, 271L

ECO 201

Other specified courses for a total of 64 sem. hrs. of prepharmacy work

Students will also be required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test in the second year.

Completion of the prepharmacy work at UNCG does not guarantee admission to pharmacy school. Students should consult a prepharmacy advisor before registering for courses. Those planning to apply to out-of-state pharmacy schools should bring along information from those schools.



Department of Biology: Cannon, Katula, Leise, Lepri, and Henrich

Department of Exercise and Sport Science: Karper and Robinson

There are currently four physical therapy programs in North Carolina. The programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University offer entry-level Masters degrees. Beginning Fall 1995, the program at East Carolina University will replace its bachelors degree program with an entry-level Master of Physical Therapy program (MPT). An MPT program is starting at Western Carolina University in Fall 1996. Winston-Salem State University offers a BS in Physical Therapy.

Students seeking a masters degree in physical therapy may major in any academic area but will be expected to complete a core of science courses. The minimum grade point average for admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Volunteer experience in physical therapy is required for admission. Requirements for the MPT generally include the courses shown below.

Statistics 108 or Psychology 310

Introductory Biology (BIO 111, 112)

Anatomy (BIO 271)

Physiology (BIO 277)

Physics 211 and 212

General Chemistry (CHE 111, 112 and 114, 115)

General Psychology (PSY 121)

Human Growth and Development (HDF 211 or PSY 250)

CPR Certification

Additional recommendations include computer literacy and course work in biomechanics, histology, and genetics. Students should contact the programs directly to ensure that they meet current requirements for each school. A complete listing of accredited physical therapy programs is available from the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 684-APTA.

Students should contact an advisor for assistance in planning their program of study.


(see Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine)


Moore-Strong Hall

Senior Fellow

Laurie L. White, Honors Program; Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts

Senior Tutor

Robert J. O'Hara, Department of Biology; Center for Critical Inquiry in the LIberal Arts


Pamela Bulgin, Department of History; Honors Program

Bruce Caldwell, Department of Economics; Honors Program

Kenneth Caneva, Department of History

Ronald Cassell, Department of History

Linda Danford, Department of Classical Studies

Stephen Danford, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Jerry Harrelson, Office of Admissions

Laura Hill, Office of Alumni Affairs

Timothy Johnston, Department of Psychology; Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts

Virginia Karb, School of Nursing

Toni Knight, School of Education

Jerome Lee, University Police

Dennis Leyden, Department of Economics

Charles Lyons, Office of International Programs

Eleanor McCrickard, School of Music

Ellen Redmond, Office of Admissions

Sarah Robinson, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Mark Schumacher, Jackson Library

Sheila W. Schurer, College of Arts and Sciences

Susan Shelmerdine, Department of Classical Studies

Denise Tucker, Department of Communication

Janice Tulloss, Department of Political Science

Honorary Fellows

Walter H. Beale, Department of English; College of Arts and Sciences

Patricia A. Sullivan, Chancellor


Carl Schurer, Photography

Cornelia Strong College is a new residential program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It is named after Cornelia Strong, professor of mathematics and astronomy in the University from 1905 to 1948. Strong College is open to all students in the University through a competitive admission process, and is particularly suited to those who are seeking a richer and more rewarding academic experience than they might have in a traditional residence hall. Like the University's Residential College in Mary Foust Hall, Strong college offers its members the opportunity to participate in an informal social and academic community within the context of the greater University. Unlike the Residential College, however, Strong College does not have a special curriculum-its members take the usual complement of courses throughout the University. Students may reside in Strong College for their full tenure at the University.

Modeled on the undergraduate colleges of universities such as Rice, Yale, and Harvard, Strong College is made up of about 260 undergraduate members in resident ("the Junior Common Room") and a group of faculty Fellows and Associates ("the Senior Common Room"), as well as a small number of resident graduate members and non-resident undergraduates. All members of Strong College may participate in a variety of co-curricular activities in the arts and sciences, including a weekly College Tea, informal discussion groups, and social events throughout the year. Both student-sponsored and faculty-sponsored events are encouraged, and Strong College endeavors to provide an environment within which the initiatives of all of its members can bear fruit.

The home of Strong College is Moore-Strong Hall, named after Professor Strong and Mary Taylor Moore, Registrar to the University from 1909 to 1948. Built in 1960 and renovated in 1994, Moore-Strong Hall provides several common rooms for College members, as well as a small library. The building as a whole is centrally air conditioned, and has cable television and some connections to the campus computer network.

For more information about Cornelia Strong College, please write to the Strong College Office, 100 Foust Building, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina 27412-5001, USA, or connect to the Strong College server (http://strong.uncg.edu) on the World Wide Web.


Mary Foust Hall/College of Arts and Sciences

Frances C. Arndt, Director and Lecturer in Residential College

Mary Beth Boone, Lecturer in Residential College

Betty A. Carpenter, Assistant Director and Lecturer in Residential College

Geoffrey P. Carpenter, Lecturer in Residential College

Malcolm J. Colbert, Lecturer in Residential College

Timothy E. Flood, Lecturer in Residential College

Charles E. Headington, Lecturer in Residential College

Lori B. Koenig, Lecturer in Residential College

Robert Jay Malone, Lecturer in Residential College

Deborah Seabrooke, Lecturer in Residential College

Murray D. Arndt, Emeritus, Department of English

Robert M. Calhoon, Department of History

Linda C. Danford, Department of Classical Studies

Dina Durward, Department of Public Health Education

Emily D. Edwards, Department of Broadcast/Cinema and Theatre

John P. Eylers, Department of Biology

Joshua Hoffman, Department of Philosophy

Henry S. Levinson, Department of Religious Studies

Michael E. Lewis, Department of Geography

Ronald R. McIrvin, Department of Anthropology

Charles D. Orzech, Department of Religious Studies

John Rees, Department of Geography

Stephen Q. Ruzicka, Department of History

Grayson S. Sallez, Department of Mathematics

Mary K. Sandford, Department of Anthropology

Mark I. Smith-Soto, Department of Romance Languages

The Residential College was created at UNCG in 1970 to provide a setting which encourages innovative study, small classes, unity of academic and social experiences, and close student-faculty contacts.

The Residential College is a two-year program for freshmen and sophomores with a limited number of upperclassperson participants. Members of the program live and have classes in a coeducational residence hall. A Residence Hall Director, who often serves on the faculty, resides in the hall. Other faculty members have offices in the residence hall. Students and faculty serve on governing committees and participate together in special events within the dormitory.

Faculty members from many different departments and schools teach in the Residential College. Courses taught meet All-University Liberal Education Requirements and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

All students are asked to participate in an interdisciplinary core course focusing on the American experience and to choose another class from a wide range of other academic subjects. These seminars, along with varied types of independent study and community service work, make up six to nine hours of a student's semester course load. The remaining semester hours are taken in the University outside the Residential College. (Residential College students are full members of UNCG and are expected to participate in the life of UNCG.)

All students who have been admitted to UNCG automatically qualify for application to Residential College. Anyone who wishes to receive more information about the program is encouraged to write directly to the Residential College.


101 English Composition I (3:3). Equivalent credit to ENG 101/FMS 103;  students may not receive credit for both RCO 101 and either ENG 101 or FMS 103. Designed to develop the student's ability to read with discrimination and write effectively. Seabrooke, G. Carpenter. [RD, CRD].

102 English Composition II (3:3). Practice in writing responsible public discourse. Students write extended, informed arguments on issues of public concern. Attention to critical reading, effective use of evidence. Seabrooke. [RD, CRD].

108, 109, 208, 209 Residential College Core Course: The American Experience. First year: The Deep Roots through 1890. Second year: America and the Modern World: 1890-present. The four semester series of courses is multi-disciplinary and is assigned credits in HP, AE, BL and SB areas. Sections offered for 1995-96 were:

108 Roots of the American Experience (3). F. Arndt, Calhoon, Headington, Malone, Ruzicka.

109 American Experience, 1740-1890 (3).Calhoon, Colbert, Flood, Headington, Malone.

131, 132, 231, 232 Residential College Seminars (9), (9), (3 to 9), (3 to 9). Concentrated and in-depth seminars meeting College of Arts and Sciences and All-University Liberal Education Requirements and intended to complement the core program. Seminars are set up each year, each with 3 hours credit. Seminars for 1995-96 were:

110-01 Statistics. Sallez. [MT, CMT].

119-01 College Algebra. Sallez. [MT, CMT]

133-01 Service Learning. B. Carpenter. [E]

134-01 Imagery of American Folk Art. Boone. [E]

230-01 Drama Appreciation. Koenig. [FA, CFA].

240-01 Women in Antiquity. Danford. [HP, CHP].

242-01 History of Modern Philosophy. Hoffman. [HP, CHP]

250-01 Biotechnology. Eylers. [NS, CLS].

251-01 Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Sandford. [NS, CLS].

255H-01 Introduction to Earth Science. Lewis. [NS, CPS].

260-01 Buddhism. Orzech. [NW, CNW].

261-01 Latin American Societies and Cultures. McIrvin. [NW, CNW]

262-01 Non-Western Religions. Orzech. [NW, CNW]

270H-01 World Production and Marketing Systems. Rees. [SB, CSB]

280-01 Literary Study of the Bible. M. Arndt. [WL, CWL]

281H-01 Composed Selves: Women as Artists.F. Arndt. [WL, CWL]

290-01 Creative Writing.Seabrooke, Smith-Soto. [E] Elective Seminars for 1 hours credit for 1995-96:

130-01 Human Sexuality: Behavior and Relationships.Durward. [E]

301 Independent Study (3). B. Carpenter.

302 Advanced Study (3). B. Carpenter.


The College offers six programs of focused interdisciplinary study, each of which is firmly grounded in the liberal arts. These programs, designed and administered by faculty committees, are listed below.

In addition, when existing programs in the liberal arts do not meet certain academic needs, students may petition to pursue an interdisciplinary major that they design, in consultation with relevant faculty. Students interested in pursuing this possibility should first discuss it with relevant faculty and then consult with the Associate Dean of the College, Professor Timothy D. Johnston (Room 100, Foust Building). If the request seems justifiable, a faculty committee is appointed to work with the student in developing a program in an academically feasible and coherent manner. Upon the approval of that faculty committee and the Associate Dean, a self-designed interdisciplinary program of study is established as a major for the student, a faculty advisor is appointed, and the Director of Academic Advising and Support Services and the Registrar are notified.


African American Studies (minor only)

Archaeology (major)

International Business Studies (co-sponsored with the Bryan School of Business and Economics)

International Studies:

Area I: A Global Approach to International Development (major or minor)

Area II: Inter-Cultural Studies (major or minor)

Area III: Regional Studies

Russian Studies (major or minor)

European Studies (second major or minor)

African Studies (minor)

Asian Studies (minor )

Linguistics (major)

Women's Studies (major)

As with other programs, students must meet the liberal education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. See pp. 65-66 and 71-72 for a detailed listing of courses meeting each area requirement.


Committee Members

Frank Woods, Director, African-American Studies Program

Willie L. Baber, Department of Anthropology

Kathleen Casey, School of Education

Mary V. Compton, Department of Communication and Theatre

Mary P. Erdmans, Department of Sociology

Timothy D. Johnston, Chair, Special Programs in Liberal Studies, ex officio

Collen Kriger, Department of History

Carolyn Moore, Department of Social Work

Odessa Patrick, Department of Biology

Ben Ramsey, Department of Religious Studies

Leonora Richardson, School of Nursing

Pamela A. Wilson, Minority Student Affairs

The program has several objectives:

1. To promote the teaching and learning about the history and experience of blacks in American society as an integral part of the University experience.

2. To add a vital humanistic dimension to the liberal arts undergraduate experience of students in the university by enabling all students, black and white, to learn how blacks have exerted an indelible impact on American society and to assist black students in learning more about their history and background.

3. To provide a global perspective to the University community by presenting students with various opportunities to engage in courses which promote learning about the culture of Africa, individuals in Africa and African diaspora countries.

4. To provide a learning environment for students through courses and activities that develop research, writing, critical thinking and effective communication.

5. To establish and maintain the interdisciplinary nature of the program by offering courses from other departments which reflect and support the major objectives of the program.

Students who wish to propose a Special Program in Liberal Studies minor in African American Studies should contact the Director of African American Studies. The Director or members of the Committee will advise the student in the selection of courses to constitute the minor.

The undergraduate courses listed below focus almost entirely on issues, areas of knowledge, and concerns related to the black experience.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies-African American Studies Minor

The minor requires 18-21 semester hours that can be selected from the following courses:

AFS 100, 200, 210, 305; ATY 325, 335; ENG 374, 376; HIS 203, 204, 301, 302, 502; MUS 214, 344; SOC 327; Residential College courses with appropriate content and focus. Recently, HIS 203, 204, 301, 302, 502 and MUS 214 and 344 have been approved to be cross-listed with African American courses.


100 Blacks in America (3:3). Introduction to African-American culture through an historical and social perspective. [HP, CHP-CMO].

200 African American Art History (3:3). The development of African American art placed within the context of mainstream American art and the history of the blacks in this country.

210 Blacks in American Society: Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives (3:3). Social, political, economic experience of blacks in the United States. Topics include the black family, Civil Rights Movement, black politicians, and blacks in the labor market. [SB, CSB].

305 Special Topics in African American Studies (3:3). Pr. 100 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. An in-depth study of a selected topic or topics in African American Studies involving directed reading and research.

493 Honors Work (3-6). See prerequisites under Honors Program, XXX 493 (p. 379).


Committee Members

Jeffrey S. Soles, Chair, Archaeology Program, Department of Classical Studies

Brad Bartel, Department of Anthropology

Joseph B. Mountjoy, Department of Anthropology

Jeffrey C. Patton, Department of Geography

Mary Kaye Sandford, Department of Anthropology

Timothy D. Johnston, Chair, Special Programs in Liberal Studies, ex officio

The Special Programs in Liberal Studies major with a concentration in Archaeology introduces students to the ancient civilizations and cultures of the Old and New Worlds and to the analytical tools that facilitate their study. The major is designed to develop both anthropological and historical perspectives in archaeological research, to encompass the range of prehistoric to early historic cultures in the Old and New Worlds, and to introduce the theoretical concepts and methodological techniques appropriate to archaeological research.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in
Archaeology (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours

Major Requirements

Minimum 30 semester hours distributed as follows.

Core Requirements (12 hours)
ATY 258 World Prehistory
ATY 360 Modern Archaeology
CCI 211 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Greece)
CCI 212 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Rome)
Area Requirements (6 hours with 3 from each category)
Old World Archaeology:
ATY 501 Selected Topics in Anthropology (European Archaeology)
CCI 312 The Art and Archaeology of Egypt
CCI 313 Archaeology of the Aegean
CCI 314 Ancient Cities
New World Archaeology:
ATY 362 Archaeology of the Eastern United States
ATY 533 Archaeology of Mexico
Analytical Methods and Techniques (6 hours with no more than 3 from ATY 378, ATY 478, CCI 401)
ATY 378 Historical Archaeology Field Techniques
ATY 478 Field Methods in Archaeology
ATY 479 Analysis of Archaeological Data
ATY 553 Human Identification
CCI 401 Archaeological Practicum
GEO 314 Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
GEO 323 Air Photo and Remote Sensing
Electives (6 hours from any of the above courses or the following related courses)
ART 201 Ancient Art
ART 281 Ceramics I
ART 285 Photography
ATY 213 Cultural Anthropology
BIO 106 Plants and Civilization
CCI 450 Internship in Classical Studies
GEO 321 Cartography
HIS 220 The Ancient World
PHI 325 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some required courses may be substituted for others.

Archaeology Minor

A minimum of 15 hours with 9 hours chosen from the Core Requirements and 3 hours chosen from each category of the Area Requirements.


Committee Members

Frank Land, Chair, International Business Studies Program, Department of Business Administration

Stuart Allen, Department of Economics

Thomas Fitzgerald, Department of Anthropology

Nur Gryskiewicz, Department of Business Administration

Jean P. Koenig, Department of Romance Languages

William Tullar, Department of Business Administration

David Olson, Department of Political Science

Timothy D. Johnston, Chair, Special Programs in Liberal Studies, ex officio

The Special Programs in Liberal Studies major with a concentration in International Business Studies introduces students to business and economic institutions and practices in the global environment. The program emphasizes the importance of foreign language proficiency and the multicultural nature of a global economy. Students must meet the requirements for admission to the Bryan School of Business and Economics. This is a two-step process. First, students must declare an intent to pursue the International Business Studies Program degree. For prospective students, this declaration will be based on their admission to the University and the declared majors indicated on their application forms. Currently enrolled students may declare their intentions to pursue the the International Business Studies Program degree by completing appropriate forms in the Bryan School Advising and Internship Center, Room 232, Bryan Building. Second, upon completion of the preadmission courses and 54 semester hours, as noted below, the student must apply for formal admission to the Program to be eligible to register for restricted courses within the Bryan School.

Criteria for Formal Admission to the International Business Studies Program:

Eligibility for International Business Studies Program students to take restricted courses in the Bryan School requires successful completion of the following foundation level courses either at UNCG or in acceptable transfer credit.

ACC 201, 202; ECO 201, 202, 250; ISM 110; MAT 120 or 191; and a foreign language at the intermediate level, e.g., French 204.

Students are required to have a minimum grade of C- in each of the preadmission courses and an overall grade average of 2.0.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in
International Business Studies (Bachelor of Science)

Required: 127 semester hours

Major Requirements:

A. Common Body of Knowledge (39 hours)
ACC 201, 202; ECO, 201, 202, 250; FIN 315; ISM 110, 280, 360; MGT 312, 330, 491; MKT 320
B. International (6 hours)
Any two of the following: ECO 203, 360; FIN 444; MGT 301; MKT 426
International Studies (27 hours)
Six hours in a Foreign Language (intermediate level of one language).
Six hours in two courses in literature in a foreign language beyond the intermediate level, in 300-level conversation, or in intensive language instruction in a foreign country
Six hours in core courses: INS 233A; INS 400A or INS 400B. See page 398.
Nine hours in approved elective courses from the following categories: Arts and Literature, Society and Politics, Economics and Environment, and Belief Systems.
All-University Liberal Education Requirements (54 hours)
Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE)
British or American Literature (BL)
Fine Arts (FA)
Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP)
Mathematics (MT) Required: MAT 120 or 191
Natural Science (NS)
Non-Western Studies (NW)
Reasoning and Discourse (RD)
Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101, and one other RD course
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)
Required: ECO 201 and two other SB courses
World Literature (WL)
Foreign Language (CFL)
Required: proficiency in one language through the intermediate (203, 204) level.
See p. 71 for specific requirements.
(12) Writing Intensive Courses - see p. 70 for complete explanation of requirements.

See pp. 65-66 and 70-73 for a detailed listing of the complete CLER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some required courses may be substituted for others.


Committee Members

William Crowther, Director, International Studies Program

Julie Brown, Department of Sociology

Roberto Campo, Department of Romance Languages

Betty Carpenter, Residential College

James Cooley, Department of History

Keith Debbage, Department of Geography

Frank Land, Department of Business Administration

Charles Orzech, Department of Religious Studies

Mark Schumacher, Jackson Library

Rationale and Course Content

The International Studies program focuses on international issues, areas of investigation, and concerns that lie outside the parameters of traditional academic disciplines. The goals of the program are to enrich, complement, and coordinate departmental offerings and to provide a range of skills for students preparing careers in which knowledge of foreign cultures and understanding of global processes are important. All students must take two core seminars: INS 233 and INS 400. INS 400 may be taken twice - once in the junior year (as INS 400a) and once in the senior year (as INS 400b). Students participating in International Studies Program are strongly encouraged to study abroad as an integral part of their undergraduate education.

Students participating in International Studies with a major, second major, or minor choose one of three areas of concentration:

I: Global Affairs and International Development (major or minor): A study of interdependence among peoples, governments, and nations of the world as problems of progress or survival bear on the future of the entire planet. May focus on socioeconomics and political change as they affect relationships between nations.

II: Inter-Cultural Studies (major or minor): A study of the common, yet varied human experience through the arts, literature, and the social sciences, focusing on problems of understanding.

III: Regional Studies: Study of the languages, peoples and nations of four specific regions.

a. Russian Studies (major or minor)

b. European Studies (second major or minor)

c. African Studies (minor)

d. Asian Studies (minor)

In all areas of concentration, the course of study includes completion of a modern foreign language (which must be Russian in the case of Russian Studies) through one year above the intermediate level, the two core seminars (INS 233 and INS 400), and additional courses selected according to the student's special interests in consultation with the Director of the Program. In declaring a major, second major, or minor, the student will file a Plan of Study, signed by the Director, with the Office of Academic Advising. This Plan will be used to determine whether the requirements of the program have been satisfied. Students whose particular interests are not satisfactorily addressed by the areas of concentration listed above may design a coherent plan in a different area, in consultation with the Director of International Studies Program.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in
International Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours

Major Requirements

27 semester hours above the 100 level. To complete a second major, at least 12 semester hours must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained.

Semester Hours

A. Foreign Language Requirements 6

One year beyond the intermediate level of a modern foreign language

Core Courses 6
INS 233A or 233B
INS 400A or 400B
Additional courses 15

To be selected from the following categories, with no more than two courses from any one category:

1. Arts and Literature: Any course in the Arts and Literature with a focus (1/2 or more) on international materials (i.e., excluding the United States), or any course reading literature in a foreign language above the 200 level.

2. Society and Politics: Any course with a primary focus on international social, historical, and political issues.

3. Economics and Environment: Any course with a primary focus on international dimensions of economics and on environmental issues.

4. Belief Systems: Any course with a primary focus on ideological, religious, or philosophical issues and their international impact.

INS 333 may be included for credit in any of these four categories depending upon the content of the course, which may vary from semester to semester

International Studies Minor

18 semester hours above the 100 level

A. Language Requirements 6

One year beyond the Intermediate level of a modern foreign language.

B. Core courses 6
INS 233A or 233B
INS 400A or 400B
C. Additional courses 6

To be selected from the same categories listed above under Major Requirements, with no more than one course from any one category.


202 Experimental Course: Elementary Japanese (3:3). Pr. 201 or equivalent. Continued introduction to communicative, conversational Japanese. Study of fundamental words, phrases, and expressions based on notions.

233A, 233B 1 International Studies Seminar (3:3). Required for majors. Interdisciplinary seminar designed to introduce students to substantive concerns of International Studies and the methods of investigation employed in it. An effort is made to increase student awareness of global problems through library research, interviews, and field trips. [233a fulfills NW, CNW].

333 Selected Topics: International Studies (3:3). Required for majors. An advanced level course usually offered once a year concentrating on specific topics of international concern. The content of this course may grow out of materials explored initially in INS 233. The faculty welcomes and encourages student suggestions in planning INS 333.

400A, 400B Seminar in International Studies (3:3), (3:3). Pr. must be in the International Studies program or obtain the consent of the instructor to enroll. Required for all majors in International Studies Program. Maximum credit 6 hours. Interdisciplinary seminar dealing with contemporary problems in international politics. 400a in junior year; 400b in senior year.


John J. Young, Director, Liberal Studies Program, Office of Continuing Education

Professors Calhoon, Fitzgerald, Garlington, Hidore, Levinson, McConnell, Miller, Schleunes, Scullion, Sher; Associate Professors Caneva, Cannon, Danford, Johnston, Kirby-Smith, Logan, Meisner Pratto, Ruzicka; Assistant Professors Cassell, Krueger, Ramsey

The MALS Program encourages innovative graduate studies across traditional disciplinary boundaries. It seeks to establish an intellectual community whose members, both students and faculty, are eager to employ the disciplines of the various liberal arts in ways that will enrich their understanding of themselves and of the world surrounding them. Course work, symposia, and seminars are intended to nurture this intellectual community. The MALS degree, a deliberately unspecialized degree, can serve to enhance career opportunities as well as provide personal enrichment.

Required: 33 semester hours of graduate credit

9 semester hours in interdisciplinary core seminars

18 semester hours of electives (graduate level)

6 semester hours for a thesis project or 6 additional hours of interdisciplinary core seminars in area of academic interest

More information is available in the Graduate School Office or the Office of Continuing Education


For Graduate Students Only

610 Culture and Ideas (3:3).
620 Human Nature and Society (3:3).
630 Scientific Reasoning (3:3).


Committee Members

William Coleman, Chair, Linguistics Program, Department of Anthropology

Jeutonne Brewer, Department of English

Mary V. Compton, Department of Communication

Brenda Cox, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Jane Mitchell, Department of Romance Languages

Timothy D. Johnston, Chairman, Special Programs in Liberal Studies, ex officio

Linguistics exists as a major and a minor in Special Programs in Liberal Studies. The goal of Linguistics is to provide students with a very broad back ground in the formal study of language and, in particular, how linguistics articulates with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Students in linguistics have many opportunities to study formal linguistic analysis as well as traditional disciplines of rhetoric, philosophy, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, philology, and nonverbal communication. A Linguistics major is a liberally educated individual who is prepared for graduate work in several disciplines as well as further study for careers in teaching, especially in language arts, foreign languages, and communication studies. Linguistics effectively serves as a second major for majors in anthropology, speech and language pathology, English, communication studies, a foreign language, and education of deaf children. Linguistics majors who also double major in English, French, Spanish, and education of deaf children may also pursue "A" licensure in these areas as well as licensure in teaching English as a second language.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in
Linguistics (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours

Major Requirements

Minimum 24 hours above the 100-level including the following core courses:

ATY 387; CSD 308 or EDC 240; ENG 321; PHI 211

Remaining courses to complete the major are to be chosen from the following electives: ATY 385, 585, 587; CSD 306; CST 206, 502; CUI 525; ENG 260, 261, 510, 513, 553; FRE 411; SPA 450

Credit toward the major may also be received for special topics courses when a research project or paper is specifically related to the study of language, and the topic is approved by the student's faculty advisor in linguistics. Students are encouraged to study other languages including sign language for the deaf and non-western languages.

Linguistics Minor

The minor in Linguistics consists of a minimum of 15 hours above the 100 level. Of these, 9 hours must be chosen from the core courses. The additional hours may be chosen from any of the courses listed above.

Accelerated Masters Program for Undergraduates-BA in Linguistics and MA in English (Teaching Composition Plan)

The accelerated program  in Linguistics/English provides the opportunity for a student to complete a BA in Linguistics (122 hours) within a four-year period and to shorten the time required to finish the Master of Arts degree in English.

Interested students should:

  • have some Advanced Placement credit upon admission to UNCG in order to reduce the number of required undergraduate hours. See courses on pp. 20-21 for which AP credit is available.
  • identify themselves as potential accelerated candidates early in their academic careers in order to receive appropriate advising. Although formal admission to an accelerated program usually occurs in the junior year, careful selection of undergraduate courses beginning in the freshman year is essential. Interested students should talk with an advisor in the Linguistics program as early as possible.
  • plan to take the GRE in the spring of the junior year.
  • seek admission to the Graduate School in the fall of the senior year.

Requirements for Combined Accelerated BA in Linguistics/MA in English

College Liberal Arts Component (61 hours max)
Hours reduced by courses meeting more than one requirement
See additional CLER area requirements and available
AP credit on p. 71.
Special CLER area requirement for this program:
Reasoning & Discourse (RD)- required:
ENG 101, RCO 101 or FMS 103 and
PHI 211 (see B below)
Maximum hours
Total Hours (reduced)
Linguistics Major Requirements (24 hours)
ATY 387
CSD 308 or EDC 240
ENG 321
PHI 211 (also meets part of CLER RD requirement)
12 hours chosen from : ATY 385, 585, 587; CSD 306;
CST 206, 502; ENG 260, 261, 510, 513, 553; CUI 525;
FRE 411; SPA 450
Total hours
Total Undergraduate Requirements
Other Undergraduate Electives
Total Undergraduate Semester Hours
Related Requirements for MA in English* (36 hours)
Senior Year (15 hours)
ENG 601, 660
One course in critical theory
Two courses in literature
Summer (6 hours)
Electives (usually English or American literature
Graduate or 5th Year (15 hours)
Two courses in rhetoric and composition
Recommended: ENG 522, 695
One course in literature
ENG 661, 680
Total MA Semester Hours

* ENG 601 should be taken in the senior year, but the sequence of other courses may be planned with an English advisor and need not conform to the sample offered here.


Coordinating Council

Professors Caneva, Gibson, Gill, White; Associate Professors Irwin, Lawrance, McEnally, Morgan, Natalle, Ross-Baber, Robinson; Assistant Professors Enstad, Werstlein

Faculty members affiliated with the Women's Studies Program are housed in departments throughout the College and Schools. Interested students should contact the program director, Katherine W. Mille.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in Women's Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours

Major Requirements

Minimum 30 hours above the 100-level.

Core Content (18 hours)

The following courses are required of all majors:

WMS 250, 333, 350; HIS 328 or 329; ENG 331; one Social & Behavioral Science course chosen from the following: HDF 407, 502, PSY 346, SOC 329

Additional Electives (12-18 hours)

Students choose 12-18 additional hours from among the following courses (if not taken to fulfill core requirements):

ATY 550; CST 559; ENG 531; ESS 532; HDF 407, 502; HEA 260, HEA 333/NUR 330; HIS 304, 359, 328, 329; PSC 335, 336; PSY 346; REL 309, 310; SOC 354/MGT 354, SOC 329; WMS 400*, 450.

*Only two Independent Studies equivalent to six credit hours may be taken toward the Women's Studies major.

Women's Studies Minor

A minimum of 18 semester hours is required.

WMS 250 and 350 are required courses for the minor.

Students take four additional courses distributed across the following categories, so that no more than two courses are taken within any one category. (Substitute courses are permitted with consent of the Director.)

Category A. Social and Behavioral Science Courses: ATY 550; HDF 407, 502; PSC 335, 336; PSY 346; SOC 329, 354

Category B. Humanities Courses: CST 559; ENG 331, 531; HIS 304, 328, 329, 359; REL 309, 310; WMS 333

Category C. Professional Courses: ESS 532; HEA 260; MGT 354; NUR 330/HEA 333


For Undergraduates

250 An Introduction to Women's Studies: The American Woman (3:3). A multidisciplinary introduction to the study of images, roles and status of women in American history and culture. Special attention will be paid to the development of sex roles and the social mythology which surrounds them.

333 Women in Developing Countries (3:3). Explores problems and opportunities for women in developing countries, effects of the rapid process of social change, and the oppressive and liberating forces in women's lives. [NW, CNW].

350 Introduction to Feminist Theories (3:3). Explores and evaluates feminist theories in a socio-historical context. Raises questions about their implications for different methods of inquiry and about the nature of knowledge and rational thought. [AE, CAE].

400 Independent Study (1 to 3). Pr. consent of sponsoring instructor. May be repeated once for credit. Intensive independent study of specialized topics.

450 Topics, Seminar in Women's Studies (3:3). Different topics may be repeated for credit. An in-depth study of a selected topic or topics in Women's Studies involving directed reading and research. Category credit varies.

493 Honors Work (3-6). See prerequisites under Honors Program, XXX 493 (p. 379).

For Graduate Students Only

600 Independent Study (1 to 3).


Committee Members

Thomas Fitzgerald, Chair, Study Abroad Committee, Department of Anthropology

K. Porter Aichele, Department of Art

Joachim Baer, Department of German and Russian

Ronald Cassell, Department of History

Stephen Flynn, Office of Intermational Programs, ex officio

Carl T. Lambeth, Department of Housing and Interior Design

Frank Land, Department of Business Administration

Albert Mitchell, Academic Advising and Support Services, ex officio

Penelope Pynes, Department of German and Russian

Sarah Robinson, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Mark Smith-Soto, Department of Romance Languages

Carmen Sotomayor, Department of Romance Languages

A UNCG student in good standing may spend a summer, semester or academic year abroad in several ways.

Academic Year and Semester Abroad Programs

  • UNCG Exchange Programs. Through various exchange agreements, a UNCG student may swap places with a student in another country. Under these arrangements, students study abroad for approximately the cost of being in residence at UNCG. Opportunities for such exchange are currently available in Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
  • International Student Exchange Program. As a member of ISEP (a Washington-based exchange organization), UNCG is able to place students in any one of one hundred cooperating universities in 35 countries overseas. The cost of such study is about the same as being in residence at UNCG.
  • Semester Abroad Programs. On a regular basis the Department of Romance Languages offers semester abroad programs in Spain. UNCG faculty lead these groups and directly award academic credit. Although not student exchange programs, these semester abroad options are nonetheless less costly than study abroad opportunities offered through other colleges' programs.
  • Non-UNCG Programs. A UNCG student may spend a summer, semester, or year abroad under the auspices of a group or institution approved by the UNCG Study Abroad Committee. While generally more costly than ISEP or the UNCG programs, this option may be of interest to students seeking particular experiences not otherwise available.

    Summer Abroad Programs

    UNCG professors regularly lead student groups overseas. Over the past few years, groups have gone to such countries as France, Greece, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom. These programs generally involve five or six weeks of supervised travel and study, followed by an additional three weeks of independent travel.

    The UNCG Study Abroad Committee and the Office of International Programs

    All study abroad activities are carefully supervised by the UNCG Study Abroad Committee, which is comprised of faculty members and administrators with considerable experience in international education. The Committee is constantly working to expand study abroad options for UNCG students, and to make them available at reasonable cost. The Committee may recommend to the student's department that up to 30 semester hours of credit be earned for one year's study overseas.

    The Office of International Programs, in addition to handling most other administrative matters affecting study abroad, publicizes the various programs and advises prospective participants. Those interested in study abroad are advised as a first step to contact the OIP (112 Foust, phone 910/334-5404).


    Office of the Provost

    University Studies is a one-semester elective course designed to prepare entering freshmen to better meet the many demands and challenges of the university experience. Students will gain understanding of personal responsibility for college experience, and will identify, define, and utilize strategies for personal and academic success at this University. Classes will be limited in size and will be restricted to first-semester freshmen.


    101 University Studies (1:2).- Enrollment is restricted to first-semester freshmen in the Fall Semester. -May not be repeated for credit or grade improvement. This course will expose students to essential competencies for academic and personal success, including knowledge of university environment, self-awareness, critical thinking, and decision making skills.


    Steven Lawson, , Coordinator, History Department

    Western Civilization is a two-semester, interdisciplinary course emphasizing critical developments from ancient to modern times. Students who take the course receive credit for Historical Perspectives on Western culture. The course is divided into two broad units. The first unit (Western Civilization 101) covers the ancient world to about 1600. The second unit (Western Civilization 102) covers the modern period, from about 1600 to the twentieth century. Sections of the course may be taught by one or more faculty members and may have different thematic emphases. Readings typically include a basic history text and selections from authors central to the Western tradition.


    101, 102 Western Civilization (3:3), (3:3). Interdisciplinary study of Western Civilization emphasizing critical developments from ancient to modern times. Emphasis on themes relating history to the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. [WCV 101: HP, CHP-CPM; WCV 102: HP, CHP-CMO].


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