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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
2006–08 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

Cover of 2006-08 Undergraduate Catalog, The University of AlabamaTABLE OF CONTENTS

Credits
Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment
University of Alabama Bloodborne Pathogen Policy
Campus Security Report
Academic Calendar

ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
    Mission and Objectives
    History
    Location
    Divisions of the University
    Vice Presidents' Offices
    Support Units
    Accreditation

ADMISSIONS
    General Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Credit for Examination Performance and Experience
    High-School Services
    Academic Common Market

STUDENT RECORDS AND GENERAL ACADEMIC POLICIES
    Office of Academic Records and University Registrar
    Student Responsibility
    Registration
    Classification of Students
    Transfers within the University
    Transfer Credit
    Academic Bankruptcy
    Grades and Grade Points
    Honors
    Examinations and Reports
    Transcripts
    Records Policy for Students with Uncleared Financial Obligations
    Code of Academic Conduct
    Academic Warning and Suspension
    Student-Athlete Satisfactory Progress
    Absence from Class and Failure to Complete Class Work
    Withdrawal
    Core Curriculum/General Education Requirements
    UA System Cooperative Exchange Program
    Graduation
    Second Baccalaureate Degree

TUITION AND OTHER EXPENSES
    Costs
    Tuition
    Payment/Confirmation Policies and Deadlines
    Automatic Schedule Confirmation/Not Attending Cancellation
    Allowing Others to Conduct Business for the Student
    Other Financial Payment Policies
    Withdrawals and Refunds

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
    Types of Financial Aid
    Applying for Financial Aid
    Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement for Federal Financial Aid Recipients
    Student Rights and Responsibilities

SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
    Action Card
    Bama Dining
    Center for Teaching and Learning
    Disability Services
    English Writing Center
    International Services
    Student Affairs
    Transportation Services/Parking
    University of Alabama Police Department
    University of Alabama Student Health Center

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
    Preamble
    Article I: Judicial Authority
    Article II: Definitions
    Article III: Proscribed Conduct
    Article IV: Organizational Misconduct
    Article V: Judicial Procedures

MILITARY PROGRAMS
    Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Studies
    Air Force Studies (Air Force ROTC)
    Military Organizations

COLLEGE OF CONTINUING STUDIES
    Division of Academic Outreach
    Division of Professional Development and Conference Services
    Division of Environmental and Industrial Programs
    Bryant Conference Center

HONORS AT ALABAMA
    Honors College
        University Honors Program
        Computer-Based Honors Program
        International Honors Program
    Other Honors Opportunities
        Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Business Honors Program
        Departmental Honors Programs
        Special Programs
        Scholarship Programs
        University-Wide Honor Societies
        Honor Societies in the Schools and Colleges

SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
    Capstone International
        Global Studies Certificate Program
        Overseas Study Program
    Cooperative Education Program
    Initiative for Ethics and Social Responsibility
    National Student Exchange
    University Scholars Program
    Special Academic Programs within the Colleges and Schools

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Facilities and Services
    Performing Music Groups
    Performing Theatre and Dance Groups
    Support Groups
    Awards and Scholarships
    Special Services and Programs
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Degree Requirements
    Academic Policies and Procedures
    Recognition of Academic Achievement
    Department and Program Requirements
        African-American Studies Minor
        Department of American Studies
        Department of Anthropology
        Department of Art
        Arts Administration
        Department of Biological Sciences
        Blount Liberal Arts Minor
        Department of Chemistry
        Civic Engagement and Leadership Minor
        Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Minors
        College of Communication and Information Sciences Minors
        Department of Communicative Disorders
        Computer-Based Honors Program
        Department of Computer Science
        Department of Criminal Justice
        Department of Economics
        College of Engineering Minors
        Department of English
        Environmental Science Program
        Department of Geography
        Department of Geological Sciences
        Department of History
        College of Human Environmental Sciences Minors
        International Studies Program
        Marine Science Program
        Department of Mathematics
        Department of Modern Languages and Classics
        School of Music
        New College
            External Degree Program
        Department of Philosophy
        Department of Physics and Astronomy
        Department of Political Science
        Predental Program
        Prelaw Studies Program
        Premajor Studies Program
        Premedical Program
        Pre–Occupational Therapy Program
        Preoptometry Program
        Prepharmacy Program
        Pre–Physical Therapy Program
        Pre–Veterinary Medicine Program
        Department of Psychology
        Department of Religious Studies
        School of Social Work Minor
        Sociology Minor
        Student-Designed Minor
        Department of Theatre and Dance
        Department of Women's Studies
        World Literature Program
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

CULVERHOUSE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Facilities and Services
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Admission Requirements
    General Degree Requirements and Academic Policies
    Department and Program Requirements
        Curriculum I—Business Administration
        Curriculum II—Culverhouse School of Accountancy
        Curriculum III—Dual Major in Business and Foreign Languages Program
        Curriculum IV—Management Information Systems
        Curriculum V—General Business
        Curriculum VII—for College Graduates
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Grants from Professional and Business Organizations
    Scholarships and Readerships for Undergraduates
    Student Organizations
    Administrative Officers and Faculty
    Board of Visitors

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Cultural Diversity
    Facilities
    High-School and Multicultural Programs
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Admission and Retention Requirements
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Student Organizations
    Special Services and Programs
    General Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication
    Further Requirements for Majors and Minors
    Department and Program Requirements
        Department of Advertising and Public Relations
        Department of Communication Studies
        Department of Journalism
        School of Library and Information Studies
        Department of Telecommunication and Film
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES
    Objectives
    CCHS Courses for University of Alabama Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Professional Licensure (Certification)
    Facilities
    Services
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Special Services and Programs
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Student Organizations
    Admission and Retention Requirements
    General Degree Requirements
    Curriculum and Instruction
    Special Education and Multiple Abilities
    Kinesiology
    Music Education
    Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
    Other Undergraduate Programs Offered
    College of Education Support Programs
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Facilities
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Admission and Retention Requirements
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Student Organizations
    Special Services and Programs
    General Degree Requirements
    Department and Program Requirements
        Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
        Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
        Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
        Department of Computer Science
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
        Department of Industrial Engineering
        Department of Mechanical Engineering and Program in Engineering Graphics
        Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Facilities
    Services
    Admission and Retention Requirements
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Student Organizations
    General Degree Requirements
    Department and Program Requirements
        Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design
        Department of Consumer Sciences
        Department of Health Science
        Department of Human Development and Family Studies
        Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management
        Human Environmental Sciences
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

CAPSTONE COLLEGE OF NURSING
    Mission Statement
    Philosophy
    Program Objectives
    Accreditation
    Program and Facilities
    Degree Offered
    Licensure
    Admission and Promotion Requirements
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Special Services, Programs, and Educational Opportunities
    General Degree Requirements
    RN Mobility
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
    History and Objectives
    Accreditation
    Facilities
    Services
    Degrees Offered
    Admission and Retention Requirements
    Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
    Organizations
    Special Services and Programs
    General Degree Requirements
    Program Requirements
    Minor in Social Welfare
    Administrative Officers and Faculty

INTERIM PROGRAM

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ELI)
    Intensive English Program
    External Programs
    Academic Support Program
    International Teaching Assistant Program

COURSE LISTINGS
    Culverhouse School of Accountancy (AC)
    Advertising and Public Relations (APR)
    Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM)
    African-American Studies (AAST)
    American Studies (AMS)
    Anthropology (ANT)
    Arabic (ARB)
    Art History (ARH)
    Art, Studio (ART)
    Arts and Sciences (AS)
    Astronomy (AY)
    Athletic Training (HAT)
    Biological Sciences (BSC)
    Blount Undergraduate Initiative (BUI)
    Book Arts (BA)
    Capstone International Programs (CIP)
    Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHE) (CHBE)
    Chemistry (CH)
    Chinese (CHI)
    Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CE)
    Classics (CL) (See also Greek and Latin)
    Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design (CTD)
    Communication Studies (COM)
    Communicative Disorders (CD)
    Community Health Sciences (CHS)
    Computer-Based Honors (CBH)
    Computer Science (CS)
    Computers and Applied Technology (CAT)
    Consumer Sciences (CSM)
    Counselor Education (BCE)
    Criminal Justice (CJ)
    Croatian (CROA)
    Curriculum and Instruction (CIE)
    Czech (CZE)
    Dance (DN)
    Dutch (DUT)
    Economics (EC)
    Educational Psychology (BEP)
    Educational Research (BER)
    Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
    Elementary Education Programs (CEE)
    Engineering Graphics (DR)
    English (EN)
    External Degree Program (EXD)
    Finance (FI)
    Finnish (FIN)
    French (FR)
    General Business Administration (GBA)
    General Engineering Studies (GES)
    General Studies (GS)
    Geography (GY)
    Geological Sciences (GEO)
    German (GN)
    Global Studies Certificate Programs (GSC)
    Greek (GR) (See also Latin and Classics)
    Health Care Management (HCM)
    Health Studies (HHE)
    Hebrew (HEB)
    Hindi (HIN)
    History (HY)
    History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Education (BEF)
    Human Development and Family Studies (HD)
    Human Environmental Sciences (HES)
    Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management (NHM)
    Indonesian (INDO)
    Industrial Engineering (IE)
    Information Sciences (IS)
    International Business Administration (IBA)
    International Honors Program (IHP)
    Italian (IT)
    Japanese (JA)
    Journalism (JN)
    Kinesiology—Athletic Coaching (HCA)
    Kinesiology (HPE)
    Kinesiology—Leisure Activities (HPL)
    Korean (KOR)
    Latin (LA)
    Legal Studies (LGS)
    Library and Information Studies (LS)
    Management (MGT)
    Management Information Systems (MIS)
    Marine Science (MS)
    Marketing (MKT)
    Mass Communication (MC)
    Mathematics (MATH)
    Mechanical Engineering (ME)
    Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MTE)
    Modern Greek (MDGR)
    Multiple Abilities Program (MAP)
    Music Academics (MUS)
    Music, Applied (MUA)
    Music Education (MUE)
    New College (NEW)
    Norwegian (NOR)
    Nursing (NUR)
    Operations Management (OM)
    Philosophy (PHL)
    Physics (PH)
    Polish (POL)
    Political Science (PSC)
    Portuguese (POR)
    Psychology (PY)
    Reading Education (CRD)
    Religious Studies (REL)
    Restaurant, Hotel, and Meetings Management (RHM)
    Russian (RUS)
    Sanskrit (SAN)
    Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (CSE)
    Social Sciences (SS)
    Social Work (SW)
    Sociology (SOC)
    Spanish (SP)
    Special Education and Multiple Abilities (SPE)
    Statistics (ST)
    Swahili (SWA)
    Swedish (SWED)
    Telecommunication and Film (TCF)
    Thai (THAI)
    Theatre (TH)
    Turkish (TURK)
    University Honors Program (UH)
    Urdu (URDU)
    Vietnamese (VIET)
    Women's Studies (WS)
    World Literature (WL)

DEPARTMENT, PROGRAM, AND COURSE ALPHA SYMBOLS

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