Undergraduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 by Defiance College

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table of contents class standing 27 confidentiality of student records 27 course load 27 credits 28 degree offerings 29 self-designed major 30 pre-professional programs 31 degree requirements 32 associate of arts degree requirements 32 baccalaureate degree requirements 32 academic minors 33 baccalaureate general education requirements 33 second baccalaureate degrees 33 grade appeals 34 grading system 34 pass-fail option 35 grade reports 35 independent study courses 35 military active duty 35 pilgrim library services 35 registrar s office 35 schedule changes and withdrawal from courses 36 transcript requests 36 transfer students 36 undergraduate students enrolled in graduate courses 37 withdrawal from college 37 major requirements 38 division structure 38 accounting 38 art 39 arts and humanities 39 athletic training 40 autism studies program 42 biology 42 business and allied health 43 business administration 43 chemistry 44 communication arts 44 criminal justice 45 design for

financial aid financial aid office location serrick campus center room 204 this office handles federal and college financial aid hours m-f 8:30-4:30 phone extension 2458 financial assistance awarded by defiance college consists of any combination of the following scholarships and grants loans and/or work study scholarships and grants may be from federal state defiance college or private sources and do not require repayment loans are available from several programs and require repayment work-study requires that students obtain campus employment ninety-eight percent of full-time defiance college students receive financial assistance through some combination of scholarships grants loans and work-study financial aid is administered to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the fafsa free application for federal student aid or who meet the requirements for gift or self-help aid programs defiance college financial aid is available through both merit and need-based

academic affairs academic probation and suspension students must earn the following minimum cumulative grade point averages to be in good academic standing     1.70 after 12 credits of course work attempted 1.80 after 24 credits of course work attempted 1.90 after 36 credits of course work attempted 2.00 after 48 credits of course work attempted and subsequent work a student who falls below this minimum will be placed on academic probation a student who is on academic probation will continue on probation as long as a semester average is 2.00 or greater until the cumulative average reaches the minimum listed above the individual is encouraged to use the academic “second chance” option to improve the cumulative average the academic second chance form is available in the registrar’s office or online at www.defiance.edu/pages/rc_download_forms.html a student on academic probation whose cumulative average is less than that recommended above and

academic affairs scheduling for classes new students will schedule courses as part of the orientation process returning students are required to schedule classes for the next term or year at the announced time those who fail to schedule and complete the registration payment process and submit requested financial aid documents if applicable on the days indicated by the college calendar may be charged a late registration fee by the defiance college business office late registration of full-time students requires advance permission from the registrar and will be allowed only during the first three days of classes students may not register for lower-level courses in areas where they have previously taken more advanced work schedule changes and withdrawal from courses students may change a class schedule during the first four days of classes in a regular term or the first two days of a summer session after that the student may withdraw from a class but may not add one bearing in mind

major requirements helps assure success in completing the program in a timely manner students may not take upper-level education physical education or health education courses numbered 300 or above until a review of lower-level field experiences and coursework has been successfully completed each applicant seeking teacher licensure is considered on the basis of criteria formulated by the teacher education council and continuance in the program is dependent upon approval by that group the senior capstone experience for all education majors is a semester long internship the requirements for admission to teacher education are available from the head of teacher education and will be distributed to each student during the ed 221 course in the case of transfer students the student should go to the head of teacher education and obtain a copy of the teacher education handbook the teacher education handbook is considered to be a part of this catalog these documents can also be found on the

major requirements psychology py professor deborah dalke associate professor kristin sorensen students who major in psychology will acquire a broad understanding of psychological functioning in a variety of contexts and will be trained to conduct psychological research this background will enable students to pursue entrylevel positions in fields such as mental health business law enforcement and college admissions the psychology major also prepares students for graduate work in psychology counseling law and other professional programs students should choose a minor or second major that complements their interests in psychology students who want to obtain a graduate degree in clinical or counseling psychology are encouraged to enroll in a field experience course py497 the psychology major requires 39 credit hours including py110 introduction to psychology 3 py230 behavioral statistics 3 py260 social psychology 3 py290 abnormal psychology 3 py302 psychology research methods 3 py305

course descriptions bi 367 vertebrate physiology 4 physiology is the study of the physical and chemical processes underlying biological function the focus of the course will be on the physiology of vertebrates primarily mammals offered alternate years prerequisite bi357 grade of “c” or better or permission of instructor bi 481 pathogenic microbiology 4 the etiology of human pathogens emphasis on bacterial and viral diseases and host-parasite relationships laboratory methods for identifying and isolating pathogenic organisms will be introduced offered in alternate years prerequisites bi358 and bi129 with grade of “c” or higher bi 420 restoration ecology i 4 an introduction to the new science of restoration ecology the most recent research regarding the rebuilding of complete ecosystems will be reviewed and basic ecological restoration principles studied laboratories will include using applied research techniques at the thoreau wildlife sanctuary located near

course descriptions ed 349 advanced methods practicum middle childhood 2 students will spend 2 half days per week in a middle school classrooms serving as an apprentice to a master teacher they will plan implement and evaluate their teaching of a sets of lessons and/or units in the content area of their license math social studies science or reading/language arts as appropriate to the school’s curriculum content and/or school context they will demonstrate ability to sequence instruction that is developmentally appropriate develop appropriate methods for students to demonstrate learning and use that information to alter future instruction students will be videotaped at least twice during the semester and jointly critique the tapes with college supervisors graded pass/fail must be taken concurrently with ed342 343 344 and/or 345 prerequisites ed202 221 228 229 339 340 py227 most of the content courses and admission to the teacher education program ed 352 mathematics methods

course descriptions ma 405 operations research 3 mathematical programming and models topics will include linear programming integer programming network models game theory and markov chains the main emphasis of the course will be to introduce students to the concepts of building models and applying these to a variety of situations students will be expected to build and implement models of their own using computer simulation for solutions offered in alternate years prerequisite ma301 or equivalent ma 410 topics in applied mathematics 3 applications of advanced mathematics to include fourier series and boundary-value problems green’s functions calculus of variations sturm-liouville eigenvalue problems and tensor analysis prerequisite ma203 and ma401 is recommended ma420 real analysis 4 this course is designed as a theoretical sequel to the calculus series the study of sets sequences and functions becomes a foundation for advanced study topics included are convergence of

course descriptions wellness and corporate fitness we we 390 introduction to wellness program implementation 3 this course is designed to cover the background and current practices and procedures for the implementation of wellness programs in hospital industrial clinical educational and collegiate settings offered in alternate years we 490 advanced wellness program implementation 3 an in-depth look at current practices and procedures for the implementation of wellness programs in hospital industrial clinical educational and collegiate settings community assignments will be made as well as hypothetical situations that will be addressed in class a culmination of programming and management techniques will be implemented a field-service component is part of the course requirement offered in alternate years open only to junior or senior health physical education and wellness and corporate fitness majors prerequisite we 390 or permission of the instructor we 491 internship an on-the-job