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2001-2002 Academic Catalog

Preface

Academic Calendar

Important Notices

Chapter 1 - General Information

Chapter 2 - Admissions Information

Chapter 3 - Financial Information

Chapter 4 - Academic Information

Chapter 5 - Graduation Requirements

Chapter 6 - School of Arts and Sciences

Chapter 7 - School of Business

Chapter 8 - School of Health Sciences

Chapter 9 - School of Technology

Chapter 10 - New College - Information Technology

Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions

Chapter 12 - Services for Students

Chapter 13 - Financial Aid, HOPE Programs, Scholarships & The Honors Program

Chapter 14 - University History & Related Information

Chapter 15 - University Personnel Listings

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2001

August 16-17 Last Days to Register before Classes Begin 18 Weekend Classes Begin 20 Weekday Classes Begin 20-22 Drop/Add

September 1-3 Labor Day Holiday (no classes) 4 Faculty Planning Day (no classes)

October 12 Midterm 22 Second Half Session Classes Begin

November 21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)

December 1 Weekend Classes End 7 Last Day of Classes 8 Weekend Finals 8 Online Finals as needed 10-14 FINAL EXAMS

13 Fall Commencement (tentative)

Spring Semester 2002 (Tentative)

January 3-4 Last Days to Register Before Classes begin 5 Weekend Classes Begin 7 Weekday Classes Begin 7-9 Drop/Add 12-14 MLK Holiday (no classes)

March 1 Midterm 4-10 Spring Break

April 20 Weekend Classes End 27 Weekend Class Finals 29 Weekday Classes End

May April 30 - May 3 Final Exams 4 Commencement (tentative)

Summer 2002 (tentative)

May 9-10 Last Days to Register before Classes Begin 11 Weekend Classes Begin 13 Weekday Classes Begin 13-15 Drop/Add 25-27 Memorial Day Holiday (no classes) 29 Midterm First Session

June 17 First Session Classes End 17 Midterm Full Session 18 First Session Finals 19 Second Session Classes Begin

July 3-5 Independence Holiday (no classes) 10 Midterm Second Session 23 Full Term Classes End 24-26 Full Term Finals 25 Second Session Classes End 26 Second Half Session Finals 27 Online Finals as needed

Fall 2002 (tentative)

August 22-23 Last Days to Register before Classes Begin 24 Weekend Classes Begin 26 Weekday Classes Begin 26-28 Drop/Add

September Aug. 31 - Sep. 2 Labor Day Holiday (no classes) 3 Faculty Planning Day (no classes)

October 18 Midterm

November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)

7 Last Day of Weekend Classes 13 Last Day of Classes 14 Weekend Finals 16-19 FINAL EXAMS 14 Fall Commencement (tentative)

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

The Catalog: An Information Book. 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. 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.

AA/EOI Notice. Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Clayton State University is committed to providing equal educational opportunity to all qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable State and Federal Laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503 and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Title IX Coordinator, Executive Director of Human Resources, 770-961-3526. Section 504, Disability Services Coordinator, 770-961-3719.

Notice of Rights of Privacy. This institution is covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which is designed to protect the student’s rights with regard to educational records maintained by the institution. Under this Act, a student has the following rights:

  1. the right to inspect and review education records maintained by the institution that pertain to the student;
  2. the right to challenge the content of records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading or a violation of privacy or other rights; and
  3. the right to control disclosures from the education records with certain exceptions.

A written policy detailing how Clayton State University complies with the provisions of the Act is on file in the Office of the Registrar. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office of the Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201, regarding alleged violations of the Act.

No Smoking Policy. Because Clayton State University cares about the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public, smoking is NOT permitted inside any building on campus.

Law Enforcement (Campus Police). It is the purpose of the Department of Public Safety (Campus Police) to assist the administration, faculty, students, and staff of Clayton State University to maintain a pleasant, safe, and orderly environment in which to work and to learn. To this end, it is the responsibility of this department to enforce the traffic rules and regulations of the University and to enforce local, state, and federal laws on campus in cooperation with appropriate law enforcement agencies. Violation of a local, state, or federal law by a student also may be a violation of the Community Standards code set down in the Student Handbook; in such a case, the violation will he referred to the Office of Student and Enrollment Services in addition to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Limitation on Institutional Liability. In the event that an administrative hearing officer or a court of record determines that “publications” issued by the University create a contractual or quasi-contractual relationship with any person, the amount of damages recoverable by the parties shall be limited to the amount of consideration paid by the person for the privilege of admission, enrollment, continued enrollment or other service rendered by the institution to such person. As used herein, the term “publications” (without limiting the generality of the normal meaning of the term) shall be deemed to include any and all written forms or other documents issued by the institution concerning applications for admission, enrollment or continued enrollment, waivers of liability, consents to medical treatment, dormitory occupancy, and any and all other written forms, documents, letters or other materials, issued by the University in furtherance of its educational mission.