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Coastal Carolina University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Academic Year 2012-2013
VOL. XVIII August 16, 2012 No. 1
Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate degree and masters degree.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Coastal Carolina University. All other inquiries about the University should be directed to Coastal Carolina University, Post Office Box 261954, Conway, South Carolina, 29528-6054, or 843-347-3161, not the Commission.
Coastal Carolina University reserves the right to add or drop programs and courses, to change the calendar which has been published, and to institute new requirements when such changes appear desirable. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes might create for students. Suitable substitutions will be allowed for required courses which have been withdrawn.
Coastal Carolina University provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. The University does everything reasonably possible in an attempt to accommodate each disabled student in the attainment of his/her academic objectives. The University has hereby designated the Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Officer as the Section 504 Coordinator.
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TABLE OF CONTENTSDegrees, Majors, Minors, Certificates
Fees and Expenses
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Office of the Provost
Environmental Studies Minor
Women's and Gender Studies Minor
Interdisciplinary Studies: B.A. and B.S. Degrees
E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration
Economics Major: B.S.B.A. Degree
Economics Major: B.A. Degree
Actuarial Science and Risk Management Minor
Resort Tourism Management Major
Business Administration Minor
International Business Studies Minor
Professional Golf Management Program
Wall Fellows Program
Spadoni College of Education
Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) Major
Elementary Education (2- 6) Major
Middle Level Education (5 - 8) Major
Physical Education Teacher Education (PreK-12) Major
Special Education-Learning Disabilities (PreK-12) Major
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Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts...157 Communication Major
Creative Writing Minor
Southern Studies Minor
Medical Humanities Minor
Religious Studies Minor
Political Science Major
Intelligence and National Security Studies Major
Asian Studies Minor
Global Studies Minor
Intelligence and Security Studies Minor
Latin American Studies Minor
Middle Eastern Studies Minor
Political Science Minor
Dramatic Arts Minor
Musical Theatre Major
Theatre Arts Major
Art Studio Major
Art Studio Minor (for Non-Art Studio Majors)
Art Studio Minor (for Graphic Design Majors)
Art Education Minor
Art History Minor
Graphic Design Major
Graphic Design Minor (for Art Studio Majors)
Graphic Design Minor (for Non-Art Studio Majors)
New Media and Digital Culture Minor
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College of Science
Exercise and Sport Science Major
Exercise Science Minor
Recreation and Sport Management Major
Sport Studies Minor
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program
Biology/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Program........233 Biology Minor
Applied Physics Major
Applied Physics Minor
Engineering Dual Degree Program with Clemson University...........243 Computer Science Major
Computer Science Minor
Information Systems Major
Web Application Development Minor
Health Promotion Major
Health Promotion Minor
Health Administration (Completion Program)
Nursing (Completion Program)
Marine Science Major
Marine Science Minor
Applied Mathematics Major
Actuarial Science (Probabilities) Minor
Applied Mathematics Minor
Psychology Major: B.A. Degree
Psychology Major: B.S. Degree
Gerontology Certificate Program
Environmental Science Minor
Coastal Geology Minor
Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Baccalaureate Degrees are offered with majors in:
Accounting CMA Concentration CPA Concentration Art Studio Biochemistry Biology Cellular, Molecular Biology, and Genetics Concentration Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Concentration Integrative Biology Concentration Chemistry Computer Science Communication Communication Studies Concentration Health Communication Concentration Interactive Journalism Concentration Public Relations/Integrated Communication Concentration Early Childhood Education Economics (B.A.) Economics (B.S.B.A.) Elementary Education English Exercise and Sport Science Finance Financial Management Concentration Financial Services Concentration Wealth Management Concentration Graphic Design Health Administration (Completion Program) Health Promotion History Information Systems Intelligence and National Security Studies Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.) Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.) Management Entrepreneurial Management Concentration General Management Concentration Human Resources Management Concentration International Management Concentration Operations and Technology Management Concentration Marine Science Marketing Mathematics, Applied Middle Level Education
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Music General Studies Concentration Performance Concentration Teacher Preparation Precertification Concentration Musical Theatre Nursing (Completion Program) Philosophy Physical Education/Teacher Education Physics, Applied General Concentration Environmental Physics Concentration Engineering Physics Concentration Political Science Domestic Politics Concentration Global Politics Concentration Psychology (B.A.) Psychology (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management Recreation Management Concentration Sport Management Concentration Resort Tourism Management Sociology Criminology Concentration Generalist Concentration Health and Aging Concentration Social Justice Concentration Spanish Special Education - Learning Disabilities Theatre Arts Acting Concentration Design and Technology Concentration Physical Theatre Concentration Theatre
Academic Calendars Academic Calendars are subject to change as deemed necessary by Coastal Carolina University.
Information on billing schedules, payment deadlines, cancellations for nonpayment, and tuition refund dates may be found online at the Office of Student Accounts website.
Commencement information may be found online at the Office of the Registrar website.
Coastal Carolina University Mission Statement Original approved by the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on April 18, 1997 Update adopted by the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on Dec. 14, 2007 Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution that seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. To deliver on this commitment, Coastal Carolina recruits highly qualified and motivated students, faculty, and staff from the region, state, nation, and world to create a diverse and dynamic student-centered learning environment.
Because Coastal Carolina embraces the teacher-scholar model, it places primary emphasis on high quality teaching and engaged learning, and it supports faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaboration in the community, state, nation, and world. This focus enables faculty and staff to mentor students in collaborative research, creative opportunities, and internships. To nurture this active learning community, Coastal Carolina maintains a broad range of contemporary technologies, programming, support services, and innovative course offerings and delivery methods. The result is alumni who are well prepared for professional careers or graduate programs in their chosen fields and who continue to be connected to Coastal Carolina.
Inspired by its founding in 1954 to serve the educational needs of the immediate area, Coastal Carolina has grown with the region to become a mid-sized regional comprehensive university with a tradition of a strong liberal arts core. As such, Coastal Carolina commits its resources to maintaining a population of 8,000 - 12,000 students by building baccalaureate and selective master’s programs of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services. Coastal Carolina fully embraces its leadership role as a regional center of economic and intellectual resources, lifelong learning, cultural and recreational opportunities, and athletic programs.
As Coastal Carolina executes this mission, it recognizes its responsibility to be a role model to the community and to the professions by assuring fair and honest treatment of people with whom it interacts and sustainable stewardship of resources entrusted to it, adopting the highest standards of integrity and accountability, and committing itself to excellence through continuous self-improvement.
University Traditions The University Seal The seal of Coastal Carolina University designates the founding year of the institution and associates the campus symbol, the Atheneum, with the coastal locale of the University. Carrying the Latin motto, Ex Libertate Veritas – From Liberty, Truth -- the seal refers to the Temple of Athene in ancient Athens where professors and students met. The Greek temple was named for Athena, the daughter of Zeus, who embodies wisdom and reason. The waves at the foot of the Atheneum acknowledge a diversified coastal environment encompassing a distinctive geography and history, a vital present and an abundant future. The seal was commissioned by Trustee Oran P. Smith as a gift to celebrate the July 1, 1993, establishment of the University as an independent, public institution of higher education.
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The University Logo The identifying symbol of Coastal Carolina University captures the dynamic and traditional commitment of the University to teaching and learning. The Atheneum, constructed on the campus in 1966, is a recognized architectural symbol of a meeting place for persons engaged in literary and scientific pursuits. In the logo, redesigned in 2009, the Atheneum is set above an undulating image of three waves, denoting our coastal location.
The Presidential Medallion As symbols of events and affiliations, medallions in academic regalia can be traced to religious orders during the Middle Ages. Since many orders, societies and universities used similar designs – a circle, cross or an oval – the detailed artwork in the center of the medallion was adopted to differentiate each affiliation. Colleges and universities traditionally use ceremonial and commemorative medallions for formal occasions such as commencements, convocations and inaugurations, when academic regalia is worn. As part of the first year of Coastal Carolina’s status as an independent University, the institution’s medallion was commissioned in 1994. The installation of President Ronald R. Ingle on Oct. 22, 1994, was the first time the Coastal Carolina University Medallion was publicly displayed.
The University Mace The University mace, the symbol of the Coastal Carolina University community, attaches significance to important events of the academic calendar. Commissioned by the Horry County Higher Education Commission, the mace was designed and crafted by silversmith Alfred D.