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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Addendum to 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalogue


 


Click on the catalogue sections listed below to view the changes that have occurred in those sections.

  Greetings from the Provost and Board of Trustees Chair University Regulations  
  University Calendar Student Life  
  Administrative Officers Academic Programs  
  The University Degree Programs and Requirements  
  The Campus Courses  
  Expenses Faculty  
  Scholarships and Financial Aid    


Greetings from the Provost and Board of Trustees Chair


Catalogue change 9/3/14 to reflect election of new BOT chair:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Students,

It is my honor on behalf of the Board of Trustees to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You are joining a fantastic campus and community, both full of opportunities. Whether you take advantage of our academic and research programs, cultural experiences and clubs, or leadership opportunities, you will encounter a collegiate experience unlike any other. UNCW’s faculty and staff are here for you as educators, mentors, and guides; utilize their knowledge and experience.

A world of new challenges awaits you. Remember to have fun, work hard, and enjoy your time as a Seahawk. The Trustees and I congratulate you and wish you success!

Sincerely,

Michael Shivar
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees
 


University Calendar

Catalogue Change 1/4/16:

Spring 2016

April 14, Thursday April 12, Tuesday Spring Faculty Meeting

Fall 2016

September 8, Thursday September 6, Tuesday Fall Faculty Meeting

Catalogue Change 3/30/15:

Spring 2015

April 1, Wednesday April 14, Tuesday Spring Faculty Meeting

Catalogue Change 2/9/15:

Summer 2016

July 4, Saturday Monday Independence Day Independence Day state holiday; no classes
July 6, Monday Independence Day state holiday; no classes

 

Catalogue change 9/9/14:

November 6, Thursday Graduation application deadline - Spring 2015 - undergraduate and graduate students
March 6, Friday Graduation application deadline – Spring 2015 - undergraduate students                             
June 26, Friday  Graduation application deadline – Spring 2015 - undergraduate students
April 7, Tuesday Graduation application deadline – Fall 2015 – undergraduate and graduate students
October 16, Friday Graduation application deadline – Fall 2015 – undergraduate students

November 13, Friday

Graduation application deadline – Spring 2016  undergraduate and graduate students
March 4, Friday Graduation application deadline – Spring 2016 –undergraduate students
June 24, Friday Graduation application deadline – Summer 2016 – undergraduate students
   
Catalogue change 9/12/14:  
September 17, Wednesday  Observation of U.S. Constitution Day

 


Administrative Officers

Catalogue change 8/7/14:
Caroline Clements, Ph.D. Diana Ashe, Ph.D. — Interim Director of Center for Teaching Excellence

Catalogue change 9/3/14:
David Ulaszek, M.A. — Assistant Vice Chancellor for Resource Management

Catalogue change 10/15/14:
Lindsay A.T. LeRoy, B.A. — Interim Director of Alumni Relations

Catalogue change 12/5/14:
Christy H. Ward, B.A. — Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Catalogue change 12/18/14:
JoAnn McDowell  Elizabeth Grimes, M.S.W. — Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources


The University

Catalogue change 8/27/14:
Kenneth Cameron added 11/21/14:

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Board of Trustees

Wendy F. Murphy, Chair
Britt A. Preyer, Vice Chair,

Michael B. Shivar, Chair
H. Carlton Fisher, Vice Chair
Wilma W. Daniels, Secretary

Class of 2015

Class of 2017

Wilma W. Daniels
H. Carlton Fisher
Gidget Kidd
C. Phillip Marion, Jr.
Ronald B. McNeill
Wendy F. Murphy


Dennis P. Burgard
Kenneth R. Cameron, Jr.
Michael R. Drummond
Henry L. Kitchin, Jr.
Britt A. Preyer  
Michael B. Shivar
Maurice R. Smith

Tobi S. Polland, Student Government Association President


The Campus

Catalogue change 8/5/14:

Information Technology Systems

Information Technology Systems (ITS) is an innovative organization committed to providing a technologically progressive environment for students, faculty and staff. As part of Academic Business Affairs, ITS is dedicated to leading, collaborating and supporting with cost effective services that promote the mission of the university. ITS is also committed to promoting and sustaining a powerful learning experience by responding to students’ needs through student feedback, student engagement and collaboration with constituent groups across campus.


Expenses

Catalogue change 1/13/2015:

Full-Time Charges per Semester (12 or more semester hours):

 

In-State Students

Out-of-State Students*

Tuition

 $2,013.00

 

$9,075.36 9026.86

 

Technology Fees

$   199.25

 

$   199.25

 

Mandatory Fees

$   983.61

 

$   983.61

 

 

Total

 $3,195.86

 

$10,258.22  10,209.71

 

 

Fall 2014 Extension Rates

 

In-State Students

Out-of-State Students

Tuition/Credit Hour

$ 136.01

 

$ 613.20   609.92

Ed and Technology Fees/Credit Hour

$   13.46

 

$   13.46

 

Total

$ 149.47

 

$ 626.66   623.38

 

Catalogue change 8/5/14:

Other Fees:

Late Payment of Tuition and Fees/Late Registration Charge (see below)

$   75.00

 

Health Insurance Fee – per semester (fall and spring)

$ 395.00

$ 802.00


 

Application Fee (to accompany application, nonrefundable

$   60.00

 

Freshman Orientation Fee

$ 130.00

 

UNCW One Card - Student ID

$   20.00

 

Diploma Fee

$     6.00

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship added 8/27/14:

The Martha Neal Lipsius Scholarship in Creative Writing was established by Ronald N. Lipsius ‘61 (AA) and ‘79 (BS), in memory of his wife. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Creative Writing. 

Catalogue change 8/20/14:

·  Quantitative Measure Defined: (Hours Earned Compared to Hours Attempted)

The quantitative measure for all students can be summarized as the total number of credit hours successfully completed divided by the total number of credit hours actually attempted. This includes grades of A, B, C, D, F, I, IP, W, WE, WF, NR, Z and P.

Students must complete 75 67 percent of all attempted hours, including transfer hours.

It is recommended students attempt to earn at least 31 hours per academic year in order to graduate in four years.

For financial aid purposes, the following definitions and conditions apply:

  • To earn hours at UNCW, one must receive a grade of A, B, C, or D (including “+” or “-“). All other grades, including F, I, W, WE, WF, WP, Z or AU do not earn hours.
  • Classes from which a student withdraws after the drop/add period count as attempted but not earned hours. Therefore, withdrawing from classes after the drop/add period negatively affects students’ ability to satisfy the hours earned standard. (Also see Policy on Return of Title IV Funds)
  • Financial aid recipients should report grade changes to the OSFA in order to reassess financial aid eligibility.
  • When students repeat a course, the total attempted hours increase with each repeat, but the student may only earn hours for each successfully completed course once. Therefore, repeating courses may negatively affect students’ ability to meet the SAP standard and complete 75 67 percent of attempted hours. (Also see Repeating Courses using Financial Aid).
  • Audited hours (AU) do not count toward graduation and students may not receive financial aid for audited courses.

Accepted transfer credit counts as both attempted and earned hours. Accepted transfer credit counts as both attempted and earned hours, BUT are only used to calculate maximum timeframe to complete the student’s program/degree.
 


University Regulations

Catalogue change 11/19/14:

Withdrawal Policy for Undergraduate Students

(Effective fall 2014, applicable to all students)

A student may drop any or all courses without academic penalty through the end of the first week of the semester. Inclusive of the second through the seventh week of the semester, any student who withdraws from the university or from individual courses will receive a grade of “W” for the first 16 credit hours of course withdrawal.  A grade of “W” will not affect the student’s grade point average. Beginning with the eighth week of the semester, a grade of “WF” will be assigned for each course withdrawal and will count as GPA hours. If a student is suspended after the deadline for withdrawal with a “W,” each instructor shall assign a grade of “WF” or “W” based upon the student’s academic performance prior to the suspension. Excluding course withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances, which will be denoted on the transcript by a grade of “WE,” students are limited to a maximum of 16 hours of full course withdrawals. Partial withdrawals will not be allowed. After the initial 16 credit hour threshold has been met, students will be required to remain in the course and subject to the grade earned at the conclusion of the semester. Any withdrawals beyond the initial 16 credit hours will be automatically recorded as “WF” regardless of the student’s performance in the course, at the time of the withdrawal.


Student Life

Catalogue change 11/10/14:

Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society in Criminal Justice

Alpha Phi Sigma is a nationally recognized honor society for students in the criminology and criminal justice field. Founded in 1942, Alpha Phi Sigma has grown to over 250 chapters. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students of criminology and criminal justice as well as students in law school. Alpha Phi Sigma holds its annual conference in conjunction with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the national association of criminal justice professionals. Eligibility for UNCW Chapter membership includes junior or senior standing, declared major in criminology and a GPA of 3.2 overall and in the major. For more information contact Dr. Carrie Buist at buistc@uncw.edu.

 


Academic Programs

Catalogue change 9/23/16:

University Studies Program - Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters

Catalogue change 9/23/16:

This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required. 


Catalogue change 10/22/14:

University Studies Program

VI. Capstone Courses (1-4 hours - may be taken as a major requirement. These requirements must be filled at UNCW.)  

Capstone courses are a means to help students attain a holistic, integrated recognition of the key facets of their education over the course of their university experience, particularly within the major.  Such courses should also provide faculty with the means to assess how well students have progressed in relation to the UNCW Learning Goals and a subject area’s core learning outcomes.

·  THR 485 - Senior Project

·  THR 486 - Senior Seminar: Performance

·  THR 487 - Senior Seminar: Design and Technology

·  THR 488 - Senior Seminar: Customized Option
 

Catalogue Change 10/2014:

Transfer Students and University Studies


North Carolina Community College transfer students entering UNCW fall 2014 and spring 2015 are held to all components of University Studies. Those who have earned an AA or AS degree will receive a waiver of Foundations and Approaches & Perspectives requirements with the exception of PE, foreign language, Living in Our Diverse Nation, Living in a Global Society, and First Year Seminar. They will be held to all other requirements. All other transfer students will be held to University Studies requirements in their entirety, with the exception of First Year Seminar.

North Carolina Community College transfer students who have earned an AA or AS degree meeting the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) that matriculate summer 2015 will receive a waiver of Foundations and Approaches & Perspectives requirements with the exception of PE; foreign language; and 3 credits from Living in Our Diverse Nation or Living in a Global Society. They will also receive a waiver of 3 credits each of Writing Intensive, Information Literacy, and Quantitative and Logical Reasoning competency requirements. AS and AA degree-holding transfer students will be held to all other University Studies requirements. All other transfer students will be held to University Studies in its entirety, with the exception of First Year Seminar.

University Studies includes both lower division general education components and graduation requirements related to the major. For those articulation agreements specifying transfer of lower division general education requirements, lower division general education components of University Studies include: Foundations, Approaches & Perspectives (only 3 credits of Living in Our Global Society or Living in Our Diverse Nation may apply as lower division credit), 3 credits of Quantitative and Logical Reasoning Competency, 3 credits of Writing Intensive Competency, and 3 credits of Information Literacy Competency.Note that other credit meeting University Studies requirements may transfer on a course-by-course basis and some courses may be exempted by specific agreements (e.g. lifetime wellness and foreign language requirements by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement).


Degree Programs and Requirements


 
Catalogue change: 6/9/16:

Studio Art Minor

No more than 3 hours of ART 491 or 3 hours of ART 498 may be counted towards the minor. Courses counted toward a major in art history (i.e. ART 101, ART 102) cannot be counted toward completion of minor requirements. Six additional hours of studio art courses may be chosen to fulfill minor requirements for art history majors. A grade of “C” (2.00) or better is required for each course counted toward the minor.

Courses taken toward a major cannot be counted toward a minor and vice versa.


Catalogue change 7/13/15:

Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management, B.A.

Catalogue change 7/13/15:

Minor change to Title: Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management, B.A.

Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management Minor

Catalogue change 7/13/15:

Minor change to Title: Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management Minor.


Computer Science, B.S.

Catalogue change 11/18/14:

Option 1:

Total: 72 73 hours

Option 2:

Total: 70-76 70-77 hours (core plus concentration)


Gerontology Minor

Catalogue change 9/29/14:

Dr. Stacey R. Kolomer, coordinator, Ms. Dr. Fugate-Whitlock, coordinator

The Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in gerontology which focuses on the study of older adults and the aging process. The minor draws faculty from the Departments of Sociology and Criminology, Psychology, Health and Applied Human Sciences (e.g., Community Health and Recreation Therapy), Social Work, and humanities fields, and the School of Nursing. The minor is designed for students with a general interest in aging. Students completing the minor will be prepared for careers which involve working with older adults. Coursework encourages students to obtain field experience in local agencies serving older adults. Students should contact the coordinator for additional information.
 


Information Technology Minor

Catalogue change 9/17/14:

Dr. Laurie Patterson, coordinator of the Information Technology minor

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in information technology which provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of technology and its impact on society and in the workplace. Because information technology affects virtually all aspects in society: education, business, and industry; the study of information technology is best suited to an interdisciplinary approach. In this interdisciplinary minor, students will encounter various aspects of information technology that directly impact their chosen course of study. Students should contact the coordinator for additional information.

Requirements for a Minor in Information Technology:

A minor in information technology requires completion of 18 hours, including 12 hours of core courses and 6 hours of electives. At least 3 elective hours must be at the 300 level or above.

Core Courses:

Department of Communication Studies

Catalogue change 10/29/14:

http://www.uncw.edu/com

Dr. R. Olsen, chair. Dr. Bolduc, Mr. Bollinger, Dr. Brubaker, Dr. Brunson, Ms. Bulger, Ms. Chin, Dr. Comeaux, Dr. Lapierre, Dr. McDaniel, Dr. McKinney, Dr. Noor Al-Deen, Mr. Pernell, Dr. Persuit, Dr. Pullum, Mr. Pezzuolo, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Scott, Mr. Trimble, Dr. Weber.


Courses

Catalogue change 9/23/16:
University Studies Program - Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters in Course Descriptions

This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required. Course description references to Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters apply to students who choose to complete a cluster.


Course errors corrected 10/22/14:
THR 485 - Senior Project

Credits: 3

Every major may choose an area in theatre for a senior project. The proposal for planning and executing a public presentation in the chosen area must be submitted to the faculty of the Department of Art and Theatre for approval prior to the semester during which the project will be attempted. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.


THR 487 - Senior Seminar: Design and Technology

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Senior standing in theatre. A comprehensive assessment and synthesis of the design/tech student’s four-year experience as a theatre major in preparation for employment or continued study. Development of resumé and career goals strategy, organization and formatting of portfolio materials, presentation exercises, and a study of interview and workplace issues. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.


Course error corrected 8/19/14:

CHHS 205 - Introduction to Health and Human Services

Credits: 3

Explores career opportunities in health and human services. Studies the health and human service system in the United States and locally as it has been affected by history, changing values, and changes in the economic and political environment. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors.
 


Course error corrected 9/4/14:

PHY 444 - Quantum Theory

Credits: 3-4 4

Prerequisite: PHY 335 and corequisite: MAT 361. Introduction to basic principles of quantum mechanics. Topics include operators, symmetry, orbital and spin angular momentum, perturbation theory, and applications to simple systems.


Course error corrected 12/11/14:
ENG 211 and ENG 212 course descriptions were reversed

ENG 211 - British Literature to 1800

Credits: 3

A survey of representative British texts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Both courses examine selections from an analytical and historical perspective. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Aesthetic, Interpretive, and Literary Perspectives. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

A survey of representative British text from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century. This course examines selections from an analytical and historical perspective. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Aesthetic, Interpretive, and Literary Perspectives. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.
 

ENG 212 - British Literature Since 1800

A survey of representative British text from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Aesthetic, Interpretive, and Literary Perspectives.

A survey of representative British texts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course examines selections from an analytical and historical perspective. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Aesthetic, Interpretive, and Literary Perspectives. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.


Course error corrected 3/30/15:
Course not approved for this catalogue year

MIS 313 - Introduction to Management Information Systems

Credits: 3

Prerequisite or corequisite: ACGL 201 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to introduce students to the impacts of information systems on the firm, industry, society and the economy. The management of the information resource and issues related to accessing, processing, and distributing information within a business context are emphasized. Students will analyze the role of information systems in reaching organizational objectives including communication, collaboration, performance improvement and strategy implementation. Skill-based learning will reinforce strategic information systems concepts. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.


 

Course error corrected 7/2/2015:
Courses should not have been listed in catalogue.

ANTL 292 - Trial Lab

Credits: 1

This course is the lab for ANT 292.

 

ANTL 492 - Trial Lab

Credits: 1

This course is the lab for ANT 492.


Faculty

Changes 8/22/14:

Lance Cummings, lecturer in assistant professor of English, B.A., M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Miami University

Sarah Kate Maddalena, lecturer in assistant professor of English, B.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Erica C. Noles. lecturer in psychology, B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington; Ph.D., University of Las Vegas, Nevada


Changes 9/3/14:
Anne-Marie Rose Iselin, assistant professor of psychology, B.S. University of Wisconsin Madison; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
 

Change 10/29/14:

Elizabeth Rawitsch, lecturer in film studies, B.A., Dickinson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of East Anglia

Faculty Emeriti

Roger Lowery, Ph.D., professor emeritus of public and international affairs
Teresita Parra, Ph.D., associate professor Emerita of Spanish

 

Changes 12/5/14:
Added to Faculty Emeriti:


Joanne W. Rockness, Ph.D., professor emerita of accountancy
Howard O. Rockness, Ph.D., professor emeritus of accountancy 
Maurice Martinez, Ph.D., professor emeritus of education  

 

Changes 1/5/15:
New Faculty Hires:

Victoria J. Hansen, associate professor of accountancy and business law, B.S., Marist College; M.S., State University of New York, Albany; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia

Jessica L. Weinkle, assistant professor of public and international affairs, B.S., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder


University Regulations

Catalogue Correction: 8/31/15

Residency Requirement:
To qualify for the bachelor’s degree, students must be enrolled in a degree program at UNCW and must have completed: (1) a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required for graduation through courses offered at UNCW and (2) 15 semester hours at the 300-400 level in the major at the 300-400 level. Exceptions to requirement (2) may be made only with the approval of the department chair or school director, and the appropriate dean. Requirement (1) may not be waived.