Clayton State University a unit of the University System of Georgia



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Clayton State University
A Unit of the University System of Georgia

SPRING 2009




(To find specific information go to the Table of Contents and click on the appropriate heading.)

PROVISIONS OF THIS CATALOG

The Clayton State University Catalog is designed to provide information about the University’s policies, degree programs, course offerings, services, faculty, and facilities. Statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution.

While the provisions of the University Catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Clayton State University reserves the right to change any provision listed - including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation - without actual notice to individual students.* Every effort will be made to keep students advised about all changes, and information on changes will be available in the Office of the Registrar (www.clayton.edu). It is especially important that each student note that it is his or her responsibility to remain apprised of current graduation requirements for particular degree and certificate programs.
*The online version of the catalog is the most current. It is updated regularly to reflect changes that have been approved by Faculty Council and the Office of Academic Affairs.


TABLE OF CONTENTS




PROVISIONS OF THIS CATALOG i

TABLE OF CONTENTS ii

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1

GENERAL INFORMATION 2

Mission of the University 2

University History 2

Accreditation and Approvals 3

General University Policies 4

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS 6

Academic Services 6

Library 6

Center for Academic Success 7

Testing Center 7

Center for Instructional Development 8

Study Abroad and International Education 8

Honors Program 8

Student Weight Room 9

Clayton State University Fitness Center 9

Student Support Services 10

Office of Financial Aid 10

Office of the Registrar 12

Office of Career Services 12

Counseling Services 13

Office of Diversity Services 13

Office of Disability Services 13

Office of Student Life and Orientation 14

Office of Information Technology & Services 15

Other Student Services 16

Intercollegiate Athletics 18

ADMISSION INFORMATION 19

Requirements for All Applicants 19

Recent High School Graduates 20

Non-Traditional Students 23

Transfer Students 24

Joint Enrollment / Early Admission of High School Students 25

Transient Students 27

International Students 28

Other Admission Categories 29

Readmission of Former Clayton State Students 29

Georgia Residency Status 30

Other Admission Information 32

Required First Year Experience Program Policy 34

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 35

General Regulations on Tuition and Fees 35

Required Tuition and Fees 35

Refund Policy 36

Bad Check and Delinquent Account Policy 37

ACADEMIC POLICIES 38

Basic Undergraduate Student Responsibilities 38

Notebook Computers at Clayton State 39

Choosing a Degree Program and Major

(Program of Study) 40

Degree Programs Available at Clayton State 41

Master Degree Majors at Clayton State 41

Baccalaureate Degree Majors at Clayton State 42

Associate Degrees 42

Applied Associate Degrees and Certificates 42

Pre-Professional Programs 43

Declaring and Changing Majors (Programs of Study) 44

Academic Minor Programs 44

Registering for Courses 45

Online Instruction 46

Withdrawal From Courses 48

Credit Hours 50

Classification of Students 54

Grading System 54

Academic Standing 57

Learning Support Requirements 58

Academic Honors 60

R.O.T.C. 61

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 62

Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees

Core Curriculum 62

Upper-Division Major Requirements 65

Total Hours Requirement 65

Grade Point Average 65

Grade Requirements for Specific Courses 66

Residency Requirement 66

Regents’ Courses and Testing 66

General Certificate Requirements 68

Constitution and History Requirement 68

Other Graduation Regulations 69

Application for Graduation 70

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 71

Department of Communicative Arts and
Integrative Studies 73

Associate of Arts/Science in Integrative Studies 73

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies 74

Minor Program in Communication and Media Studies 77

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies 78

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies 80

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre 82

Minor Program in Philosophy 85

Minor in Women’s Studies 86

Department of Language and Literature 88

Bachelor of Arts in English 88

Minor Program in English 92

Minor Program in French 92

Minor Program in Spanish 93

Bachelor of Arts in Music 94

Bachelor of Music 98

Minor in Music 107

Department of Natural Sciences 108

Bachelor of Science in Biology 109

Minor Program in Chemistry 116

Department of Psychology 117

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services 117

Minor Program in Psychology 121

Department of Social Sciences 122

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 123

Bachelor of Arts in History 125

Minor Program in History 130

Bachelor of Science in Political Science 131

Minor Program in Political Science 134

Bachelor of Science in Sociology 135

Minor Program in Sociology 138

Department of Teacher Education 139

Bachelor of Arts in Middle Level Education 144

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 149

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting 153

Bachelor of Business Administration in

General Business 157

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management 160

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing 164

Minor Program in Finance 167

Minor Program in Marketing 167

Minor in Business Administration for Non-Business Majors 168

Minor in Supply Chain Management 168

SCHOOL OF NURSING 170

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 176

Double Bachelor Degrees in Nursing and


Health Care Management 180

COLLEGE OF INFORMATION AND


MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 181

Department of Information Technology 183

Associate of Applied of Science in Information Technology 184

Bachelor of Information Technology 185

Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 188

Minor in Information Technology 191

Department of Mathematics 192

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 192

Minor Program in Mathematics 195

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 196

Department of Administrative & Technology Management 198

Bachelor of Applied Science in

Administrative Management 199

Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management 202

Certificates and Associate of Applied Science in

Computer Networking 206

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in


Marketing and Merchandising 208

Certificates and Associate of Applied Science in


Office-Related Programs 210

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies 213

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in
Paralegal Studies 214

Department of Dental Hygiene 217

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 217

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 222

Double Bachelor Degrees in Dental Hygiene and
Health Care Management 226

Department of Health Care Management 227

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management 228

Bachelor of Science in

Health and Fitness Management 230

Minor in Health & Fitness Management 234

UNDERGRADAUTE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 235

Accounting (ACCT) 236

African American Studies (AFAM) 238

Art (ART) 238

Biology (BIOL) 239

Business (BUSA) 245

Business Law (BLAW) 246

Career Planning (CAPL) 246

Chemistry (CHEM) 246

Citizenship (CITZ) 249

Communication (COMM) 249

Communication and Media Studies (CMS) 250

Computer Networking (CNET) 254

Computer Science (CSCI) 257

Computing (CPTG) 258

Critical Thinking (CRIT) 258

Criminal Justice (CRJU) 258

Dental Hygiene (DHYG) 261

Economics (ECON) 264

Education (EDUC) 265

English (ENGL) 267

Experiential Learning (EXLA, EXLI, EXLP) 273

Fashion Merchandising (FSMD) 273

Finance (FINA) 274

French (FREN) 274

Health Care Management (HCMG) 276

Health Fitness Management (HFMG) 278

Health (HLTH) 281

Health Science (HSCI) 283

History (HIST) 283

Humanities (HUMN) 289

Human Services (HMSV) 289

Information Technology: Database Administration (ITDB) 290

Information Technology: Foundations (ITFN) 291

Information Technology: Information Design and Production (ITMM) 296

Information Technology: Network Planning, Design and Management (ITNW) 296

Information Technology: Software Development (ITSD) 297

Information Technology Skills (ITSK) 298

Integrative Studies (INTE) 298

International Studies (INTL) 298

Internet (INET) 298

Journalism (JOUR) 299

Language Arts/Reading (LART) 299

Learning Support 300

Management (MGMT) 300

Marketing (MKTG) 303

Marketing & Merchandising (MKMC) 305

Mathematics (MATH) 306

Music (MUSC) 311

Nursing (NURS) 321

Office (OFFC) 325

Paralegal Studies (PARA) 329

Philosophy (PHIL) 331

Physics (PHYS) 332

Political Science (POLS) 334

Psychology (PSYC) 338

Reading (READ) 342

Regents’ Essay Skills (RGTE) 342

Regents’ Reading Skills (RGTR) 342

Science (SCI) 343

Social Science (SOSC) 345

Sociology (SOCI) 345

Spanish (SPAN) 346

Supervision (SUPR) 348

Technology (TECH) 349

Theater (THEA) 351

University Foundation (CSU) 353

WebBSIT (WBIT) 354

Writing Lab (WLAB) 357

Women’s Studies (WST) 357

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA 359

Members of the Board of Regents 360

Colleges and Universities 360

UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL 363

Administrative Offices and Staff 363

Corps of Instruction --


Faculty with Academic Rank and Librarians 364

Emeriti 381








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