Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Addendum to 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Administrative Officers

Catalogue Change: 10-16-2017

Academic Affairs

Marilyn Sheerer, Ph.D. — Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Richard Ogle, Ph.D. — Senior Associate Provost
Ronald J. Costello, Ed.D. Peter Nguyen, Ph.D., — Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Education
Michael B. Wilhelm, M.A. — Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs
Kristin Brogdon, M.A. — Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for External Programs Community Engagement; Director, Office of the Arts & Kenan Auditorium
Andrew Mauk, Ph.D. — Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
David Ulaszek, M.A. — Assistant Vice Chancellor for Resource Management
P. Carol Ellis, Ph.D. — Assistant to the Provost
Robert Burrus, Ph.D. — Dean, Cameron School of Business
Martin H. Posey, Ph.D. — Director, of Center for Marine Science
Aswani Volety, Ph.D. — Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Charles J. Hardy, Ph.D. — Founding Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Ronald J. Vetter, Ph.D. — Associate Provost for Research and Dean, Graduate School
Paul A. Townend, Ph.D. — Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Jess M. Boersma, Ph.D. — Director, of ETEAL
Bill Kawczynski, B.A. — Director, Office of Military Affairs
Christopher D. Lantz, Ph.D. Steven Elliott, Ph.D. — Interim Director, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences
Laurie Badzek, LL.M, — Director, School of Nursing
Stacey R. Kolomer, Ph.D. — Interim Director, School of Social Work
Melinda Anderson, Ph.D. — Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies; Director, University College
Laura Wiegand, M.L.I.S. — Interim University Librarian
Van O. Dempsey III, Ph.D. — Dean, Watson College of Education
Marcio Moreno, M.A. — Director, Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Diana Ashe, Ph.D. — Director, of  Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Leadership
Katherine E. Bruce, Ph.D. — Director, of Honors Scholars College
Lisa Keenan, Ph.D. Anne Marie Beall, M.A. — Director of Onslow County Extension Program and UNCW Military Liason
Jonathan T. Reece, M.Ed. — University Registrar
Frederick Holding, M.S. — Director, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Panda S. Powell, B.A. — Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Anthony Vaughn, M.Ed.— Director of University Space Planning and Management


Catalogue Change 10-12-17:

For Former (Re-Enrolling) Students

A non-refundable $75  $80 application fee must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. This fee can be taken by credit card at the time of submission of the online application or taken by the Office of the Registrar after the online re-enrolling application is completed.

College of Health and Human Services

Catalogue Change 9-6-17

Professional Nursing, B.S.

Degree name was changed to B.S.N. to align with the degree title in other UNC System schools. References to the B.S degree were changed to B.S.N. on the degree requirements page of the catalogue.

Catalogue Change: 8-14-17

Charles J. Hardy, founding dean
Kathy D. Browder Chris Lantz, associate dean
Justine Reel, associate dean for research and innovation (added)

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) was established as the doorway for the University of North Carolina Wilmington to make a positive impact on the health and quality of life of residents of the state of North Carolina and beyond.  In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the overarching goal of the CHHS is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives.

We strive to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.  Faculty, staff and students within CHHS are passionate about the development, dissemination and application of knowledge that can enhance health and quality of life, especially within underserved communities and populations of our state, region, nation and world.  

CHHS consists of three professional schools:  School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.  These Schools offer nationally accredited programs of study degree programs in nursing, clinical research and product development, social work, athletic training, exercise science, gerontology, community health education, public health studies physical education and health teacher licensure, recreation therapy, and recreation, sport leadership and tourism management. CHHS faculty are passionate and caring teacher/scholars who are committed to engaging students in real-world health and human services issues at the individual, family and community levels. 

Through in-class and field experiences, our students learn to develop and apply knowledge regarding health, wellness and human needs, while recognizing and building upon the innate strengths and dignity of individuals and communities in which they work.  Our commitment to applied learning  enables our students to develop and apply knowledge regarding health and human services  while recognizing and building upon the innate strengths and dignity of individuals and communities in which they work.  In this, we prepare the highest quality professional who possesses a unique understand of how to synthesize knowledge in interprofessional teams to address real community problems. 

Our Vision

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will be nationally recognized for our inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. Our work, based in teaching, research and engagement, will advance health knowledge and its application for prevention, health promotion and maintenance, and the restoration and enhancement of personal and social well-being.

We enhance health and quality  of life.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is to enhance health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities within southeastern North Carolina and beyond through innovation and excellence in workforce development, scholarship, research, professional service and community engagement. We are committed to the development of health professionals who will practice in a sound, intellectually and ethically accountable fashion and who will commit their practice to the health and well-being of the people of our region.

To accomplish our mission we are committed to:

  • Educating students to assume leadership roles in the health and human services;
  • Advancing knowledge and practice through scholarly activity;
  • Educating professionals of ethical conscience and commitment;
  • Partnering effectively with health service providers and professional organizations;
  • Serving the Region and Communities of Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

We create transformative learning experiences, advance knowledge through research and scholarly activity, and engage local and global communities.

Our Shared Values

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is comprised of three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing and School of Social Work. The following values serve to guide decision making for our workforce development, scholarship, professional service and community engagement activities. We will use these values to assist us in moving forward and in developing a sustainable college.

  • Excellence in teaching, scholarship and service combined with a commitment to research and the advancement and dissemination of knowledge
  • Passion for improving the health of individuals, families, communities and populations – particularly underserved communities and vulnerable populations
  • Responsibility for promoting health equity and social welfare of all human beings in all their diversity
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Commitment to community engagement, professional linkages, public service and applied scholarship
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Honesty and personal integrity
  • Compassion and caring
  • Commitment to developing as a “Learning Organization”

We are a learning organization that intentionally cultivates a diverse, inclusive, interprofessional, student-centered, healthful culture of excellence.  In this context, our work is guided by the following values:

  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Passion
  • Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability 
  • Trust
  • Vitality

Our Strategic Themes

For us to achieve our vision and mission and develop into a sustainable college of distinction we are guided by the following seven strategic themes.

  • Achieving Academic Distinction
  • Facilitating Student Success
  • Involving and Engaging our Community
  • Advancing our Knowledge through Research and Scholarly Inquiry
  • Utilizing Technological Ideas and Innovations
  • Embracing Transcultural Opportunities
  • Demonstrating our Love of Place  

Course Descriptions

Catalogue Change 3/15/18:

CIT 410 - Prerequisite: CIT 310 MIS 310.
CIT 425 - Prerequisites: CIT 310 MIS 310
CIT 310 was deleted in 201810, and MIS 310 should have replaced it as a prerequisite for these two courses.

Catalogue Change 1/29/18:

ART 496 - Digital Arts Capstone (added because the course is needed for Digital Arts BA degree requirements)

Prerequisites: CSC 320, CSC 331 & ART 211, ART 260. Senior standing. Capstone portfolio is completed during last year of study in the major. Integration of principles, skills, and techniques learned throughout the digital arts major. Final portfolio project and documentation will creatively analyze, synthesize, ad apply learned knowledge in a research project determined by the student in ongoing consultation with peers and digital arts faculty. The course culminates in submission of project documentation and a project presentation in a venue on the UNCW campus.

CSC 368 - Visual Design for Multi-Media (added because the course is needed for Digital Arts BA degree requirements)
Prerequisites: CSC 231, CSC 220  or CSC 370, ART 111, ART 260. combined studio/lecture course that examines technologies an basic principles of the internet specific to visual interface design and interactivity,. Topics covered included technical, functional, and aesthetic issues related to basic graphic design and page design principles; site planning and implementation; graphic production using software and designing for user experience.

Catalogue Change 10/10/17:

COM 413 - Storytelling and Identity
Added ” Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom” to the course description to correct an omission error.

Catalogue Change 9/6/17:

NSG 385 - Palliative & End-of-Life Care Across the Lifespan

Course was added to the catalogue and to the electives listing in RN-BSN degree requirements.

Catalogue Change 8/23/17:

BIO 367 - Antartic Ecology, Geology, History and Policy

Prerequisites: BIO 201  and BIO 202 . Restricted to juniors and seniors. An in-depth examination of the frozen continent including its geologic origins, ice sheet formation, and fossil record. Its unique ecology, endemic wildlife, discovery and human history, anthropogenic impacts, and current international agreements to protect resources will also be examined. Open to juniors and seniors from all major departments. Also offered as BIO 585  with additional requirements.

Catalogue Change 9/5/17:

NSG 487 - Genetics and Genomics in Healthcare

Added restriction: “Open to RNBS students only”

Degree Requirements

Catalogue Change 1-29-18

Added degree requirements to the Digital Arts, B.A. page. The degree was approved by UNC GA

Digital Arts, B.A.

Oral Communication Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in Digital Arts a student must successfully complete an oral defense of their final project for ART 496 or any other approved oral intensive course.

Applied Learning Requirement:
To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in Digital Arts a student must successfully complete ART 496.

Requirements for a Major in Digital Arts for the B.A. Degree:

Core Art Courses (18 credit hours)

•  ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design (3)

•  ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals (3)

•  ART 211 Beginning Life Drawing (3)

ART 260 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)

ART 282 Introduction to Digital Photography (3)

ART 496 Digital Arts Capstone (Must be taken in last year of study)

Core Art History Courses (9 credit hours)

•  ARH 201 Ancient through Medieval Art & Archaeology (3)

•  ARH 202 Renaissance through Early Twentieth Century (3)

•  ARH 308 Twentieth Century Art (3) | Prerequisite: ARH 202

Core Computer Science Courses (23 credit hours)

CSC 131 Introduction to Computer Science (4)

CSC 133 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3)

CSC/ART/FST 220 3D Computer Graphics Tools & Literacy

CSC 231 Introduction to Data Structures (4)

CSC 331 Object-Oriented Programming & Design (3)

CSC 368 Visual Design for Multimedia (3)

CSC 370 Computer Graphics Programming (3)

Other Core Courses (11 credit hours)

•  MIS 310 Web Page Development (3)

•  MAT 161 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (4)

 MAT 162 Calculus with analytical Geometry II (4)

TOTAL: 67 credit hours


Mobile Application and Web Development (6 credit hours)

ART 360 Intermediate Graphic Design (3)

- and

 CSC 315 Mobile Application Development (3)

- or

 CIT 410 Web Application Development (3)

Interactive Graphics (6 credit hours)

•  ART/CSC/FST 320 Computer Animation (3)

- and

•  CSC 421 Computer Gaming (3) |

- or

 CSC/FST 430 Digital Visual Effects (3)

- or

•   ART 311 Intermediate Life Drawing (3)

Additional Information

A grade point average of “C” (2.0) or better computed over all the courses used to fill the requirements of the major are required.

prior to the 17-18 catalogue publication, but degree requirements were not yet available.

Catalogue Change 1-23-18

ATR BA Requirements for a Major in Athletic Training - Adding EXS 320 and EXS 322 to the requirements per UCC motion.  Courses were inadvertently omitted from the catalogue.

Catalogue Change 9-6-17:

RN-BSN Electives:
NSG 361, NSG 385 and NSG 487 were added to the list of elective course choices for the RN-BSN degree.

University Regulations

Catalogue Change: 1/17/18

The following language was added to the Advanced Placement section of University Regulations page per a January 2018 Faculty Senate motion:

First-year students can revoke Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credits earned in high school. Students who chose to revoke credit for a course may not subsequently receive credit by examination for that course. The decision to revoke credit is final so students should consult with their academic advisor before doing so.

University Studies

Catalogue Change: 3/15/18:

Removed FRH 120 from the World Languages and Cultures category per Faculty Senate motion 2016-12-MO8. The attribute had erroneously not been removed from the course at the time.

Catalogue Change: 10/30/17:

Due to the high volume of Unversity Studies courses submitted for recertification, approval or removal during the 17-18 catalogue year, some course were pending approval at the end of the year (see May 2017 Faculty Senate minutes), and it was agreed that those courses would be reviewed and submitted to Faculty Senate for consideration in the Fall of 2017. 

The following courses were approved for University Studies in September 2017. (See Faculty Senate motion 2017-09-MO2):
Added to Writing Intensive: RTH 475 Leadership & Managment in Recreation Therapy
Added to Information Literacy: LIB 203 Lifelong Library and Information Research Skills, RTH 480 Senior Seminar in Recreation Therapy
Added to Critical Reasoning: GLY 498 Internship in Geology, COM 300 Applied Qualitative Research Methods, HST 400’s (all courses), SWK 406 Research Methods for Social Work Practice I.

Removed from Living in a Diverse Nation: GGY 180 World Regional Geography : Europe and the Americas
Removed from Living in a Global Society: GGY 130 Introductioin to Physical Geography
Removed from Writing Intensive: CRW 203 The Evolution of Creative Writing, ENG 388 Rhetorical Theory to 1900, GLY 498 Internship in Geology
Removed from Information Literacy: GLY 390 Field Methods in the Geosciences, MUS 110 Introduction to Music Technology, MUS 285 Conducting I

Catalogue Change 10/25/17:

To correct omissions the following courses were added to the category listings in the University Studies section of the catalogue:
Building Competencies: Added SOC 495 to Writing Intensive and Information Literacy; SCM 370 was added to Information Literacy
Critical Reasoning: Added MIS 480 and SOC 495