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Evening College

2010 - 2011
Evening College Bulletin

Challenging the mind. Inspiring the souL

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Volume 10 Number 3

Evening College


2010 - 2011

LaGrange College

601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240

President: Dan McAlexander Editor: Linda H. McMullen

The Evening College Bulletin is published annually for the benefit of applicants and students in the Evening College division of LaGrange
College and details policies, procedures, and programs that are specific to Evening College. Tlie Evening College Bulletin is subordinate to the
LaGrange College Bulletin. All policies not specifically addressed in the Evening College Bulletin are those policies detailed in the LaGrange
College Bulletin. Inquiries should be addressed to the office of the Provost, cmcneamey@lagrange.edu.

The Evening College division of LaGrange College admits qualified adult students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights,
privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the division. Evening College does not discriminate on
the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid policies, or
other school-administered programs.

Tart.e Of Contents

Evening College resen'es the right to make modifications in the degree requirements, courses, schedules, calendar,
regulations, fees and other changes deemed necessary or conducive to the efficient operation of the division. Such changes
become effective as announced by the proper LaGrange College authorities.

Communications Directory 3

Evening College Calendars 4

About LaGrange College 8

Mission; Accreditation; Evening College
Admission 11

Freshman Admission; Transfer Admission; Readmission;

Enrollment Procedure
Financial Aid 15

Philosophy; Payment of Charges; Refund Policy;

Financial Aid Policies; Financial Aid Programs

Academic Support Services 23

Student Life 26

Academic Policies 28

Attendance; Grades and Credits; Honor Code;

Student Status; Transcripts
Degree Requirements 33

B.A. Business Administration, B.A. Human Development, B.A. Public Health, A. A. Liberal Studies

General Education Curriculum Requirements 34

Minors in Sociology and Human Resource Management 35

Course Descriptions, Business Administration 38

Course Descriptions, Human Development 42

Course Descriptions, Public Health 44

Course Descriptions, General Education 47

Faculty Listing 53

About the Campus 55

College Communications Directory

LaGrange College

601 Broad Street

LaGrange, Georgia 30240-2999

(706) 880-8000 Fax: (706) 880-8072 www.lagrange.edu

A complete directory of faculty and staff telephone numbers, fax numbers,
and e-mail addresses is available on the College web site, www.lagrange.edu

(area code 706)
Office of the President 880-8240

President. Dan McAlexander
Academic Affairs 880-8236

Provost. David Garrison. Ph.D.
Bookstore 880-8068

Darlene Weathers 880-8145

Business Department 880-8317

Chair, Jon Birkeli, Ph.D.
Business Office/Student Accounts 880-8278

Accounts Receivable Specialist. Becky Carter
Career Development Center 880-8185

Director. Diana Goldwire
Chaplain 880-8297

Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown
Education Department 880-8202

Chair, Margie Yates, Ed.D.
Evening College 880-8021

Director, Linda H. McMullen
Financial Aid Office 880-8241

Director. Sylvia Smith
Information Technology

Support Manager, Tiffany Mixon 880-8049

Registrar's Office 880-8024

Registrar, Jimmy Herring


2010-2011 Academic Calendar

Fall 2010






















10- 11















to December













Opening Convocation 7pm

Registration for new and returning

students not prepaid 10:00am - 6:00pm

Labor Day College closed

Fall quarter begins 5:50pm

Registration for new and returning

students not prepaid 10:00am - 6:00pm

Drop/add and late registration ends at 5:00pm. No refund for individual

classes dropped after this date.

Graduation petitions due for Seniors completing requirements end of fall term

Official Day of Record

Last day to withdraw from a fall class with an automatic "W"

Midterm examinations
Fall Break No Classes

Administrative Offices open

Last day to withdraw from a fall quarter class

2010 Homecoming activities

Pre-registration for winter 201 1 quarter

Final examinations during class

Fall quarter ends

Fall Enrichment term begins 5:30pm

Career Center Orientation 5:30pm

Fall quarter grades due in Registrar's Office 12:00pm

Thanksgiving Holiday; No classes; Administrative offices open

Administrative offices closed for Thanksgiving

Celebrate the Servant activities all week

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Fall Enrichment final examinations; term ends

New Student Orientation for winter quarter, Bailey Room 5:30

Fall Enrichment grades due in Registrar's office 12:00 pm

Mathematics/ English placement testing, Bailey Room 5:30 pm

Administrative offices closed for Christmas Holidays

Winter 2011
























Spring 2011


























Registration for new and returning students not prepaid 10:00am-6:00pm

Winter quarter begins 5:50pni

Drop/add and late registration ends at 5:00pm

No refund for individual classes dropped after this date

Graduation Petitions due for Seniors completing requirements end of winter


Day of Record fro winter quarter
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday; College closed
Last day to withdraw from a winter class with an automatic "W"

Midterms examinations

Pre-registration for Spring 201 1 quarter

Last Day to withdraw from a winter quarter class

Snow day/Make-up class session if necessary

New Student Orientation for Spring quarter, Bailey Room 5:30pm

Math/English Placement testing 5:30pm

Final examinations for Tuesday/ Thursday classes

Final examination for Monday/ Wednesday classes

Winter quarter ends

Registration for new and returning students not prepaid 10:00am-6:00pm
Spring Quarter Begins 5:50pni

Registration for new and returning students not prepaid 10:00am - 6:00pm

Winter quarter grades due in Registrar's office 12pm

Drop/add and late registration ends at 5:00pm. No refund for individual

classes dropped after this date

Graduation Petitions due for Seniors completing requirements end of Spring


Day of Record for spring quarter

Last day to withdraw from a spring class with an automatic "W"

Spring Break-No classes ; Administrative Offices open

Midterm examinations

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society induction ceremony, 4:30pm

Good Friday-College closed at noon

Pre-registration for summer and fall 201 1 quarters and Fall Enrichment

Last day to withdraw from a spring quarter course

Honors Day Celebration 2:30 pm

Sprin2 2011
















Summer 2011

















Final examinations during class
Spring quarter ends

Grades due to Registrar for graduation seniors 12:00
Graduation Rehearsal followed by Senior Brunch 9:30am
Baccalaureate Reception, Sunny Gables 3:00pm
Grades due for underclassmen 5:00pm
Baccalaureate Service, First Methodist Church 5:00pm
Commencement Ceremonies on the Residential Quadrangle 8:30amMay
New Student Orientation, Bailey Room 5:30pm
Math/English Placement testing, Bailey room 5:30pm
Memorial Day College closed



Registration for new and returning students not prepaid, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summer quarter begins 5:50pm

Registration for new and returning students not prepaid, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Drop/add and late registration ends at 5:00 pm

No refund for individual classes dropped after this date

Graduation Petitions due for Seniors completing requirements end of summer


Last day to withdraw from a summer class with automatic "W"

Midterm examinations

Last day to withdraw from a summer term class
Celebration of July 4th holiday College closed
Final examinations during class
Summer quarter ends

Grades due in Registrar's office 12:00pm

2010-2012 Piihlic Health Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2010

September 9

September 30

*Week of November 1 1
November 25

December 23, 30

January 6

February 17

Sprins Semester 2011
March 31

April 7

*Week of April 1 1



Week of July








Fall Semester 2011















Sprins Semester 2012

*Week of April


*Week of April




*Week of May


Week of July




Introduction to Senior Studies
Introduction to Public Health
Junior Seminar 1
Thanksgiving; no class
Christmas vacation

Public Health Biology I

Public Health Biology II


Spring break

Junior Seminar 2

Community Health Assessment and Development

no class


no class


Economic Issues

Issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Health
Thanksgiving; no class
Advanced Readings
Christmas vacation

Environmental and Occupational Health
Global Public Health Issues

spring break

Senior Seminar - Cultural Competence

Senior Capstone Project

Senior Seminar- Critical Issues in Health Ed.

no class

Program completion

*indicates class meetings will he required on days other than
the normal Thursday 6:00- 10:00pm sessions.

About LaGrange Cot j.ege

Mission Statement

LaGrange College is called through The United Methodist Church to challenge the minds and inspire
the souls of students by improving their creative, critical and communicative abilities in a caring and
ethical community.

LaGrange College, established in 1831, is owned by the North Georgia Conference of The United
Methodist Church. LaGrange College is proud of this relationship and believes that its mission is an
extension of the work of The United Methodist Church. LaGrange College is committed to the free,
uninhibited pursuit of truth. Academic freedom and free expression of faculty and students are integral
to the LaGrange College ethos. LaGrange College is committed to challenging the minds and inspiring
the souls of students by improving their creative, critical, and communicative abilities. Faculty recognize
the part they play in a student's development by serving as mentors and role models. The total LaGrange
College program - curricular and co-curricular - is designed to challenge and support students as they
deal with fundamental issues of self, world, and God.

The principal curricular means by which the College assists students in the improving of their
creative, critical, and communicative abilities are an interdisciplinary, technologically sophisticated
liberal arts program (A. A., B.A., B.S., B.M.), professional programs in business (B.A., B.S.), nursing
(B.S.N.), education (B.A., M.Ed, and M.A.T.), and continuing education. The principal co-curricular
means is through a comprehensive program of student life and athletics.

LaGrange College strives to be a caring and ethical community. The hallmark of the LaGrange
College community is the quest for civility, diversity, service, and excellence.
Adopted by Faculty, Administration, and Board of Trustees, 1997; reaffirmed by Board of
Trustees on October 20, 2000.


LaGrange College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the degrees of Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music,
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of
Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for
questions about the accreditation of LaGrange College.

LaGrange College is also approved by the United Methodist University Senate. It has membership
in the National Association of independent Colleges and Universities and the Georgia Foundation for
Independent Colleges.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway 33rd Floor. New York, NY 10006; Sharon Tanner, Ed.D.,
RN, Executive Director: 1-800-669-1656- ext. 153; sjtanner@nlnac.org

The undergraduate program in business administration is accredited by the Association of Collegiate
Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Albany programs in Organizational Leadership are not
included in this accreditation.

Evening College

Evening College supports the mission of LaGrange College through the provision of associate and
baccalaureate programs that meet the academic needs of adult learners in Troup and surrounding
counties. Evening College offers an outstanding academic program in a supportive, encouraging
environment. The liberal arts and science based program is designed to nurture a love of life-long
learning and to prepare students for the future through a curriculum that facilitates mastery in a
discipline and development of reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving abilities skills vital for
career success. Recognizing that adult learners may be managing personal, professional, and collegiate
careers. Evening College is structured to allow qualified students to earn an undergraduate degree at
night, through full-time or part-time study, without sacrificing their professional and personal
responsibilities. Evening College offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, the
Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, and the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies.
Minors in Sociology and Human Resource Management are also offered. Evening College operates
these programs on the quarter system with 9-week terms beginning in September, January, and March.
A seven-week summer session is also offered. Accepted students may begin classes during any quarter.

Evening College offers a degree completion program in Public Health. Classes in this cohort model
program are held one evening per week for 23 months. Students who have earned 60 transferable
semester hours of credit are eligible for enrollment in the program.

2009 pre-graduation celebration at Sunny Gables.



First Year Admission

LaGrange College seeks to admit students who demonstrate the ability to benefit from a quality liberal
arts and sciences education. Applicants to Evening College are normally independent adults 24 years or
older who reside off -campus; they may be married or have dependents. Prospective students are
encouraged to call the Evening College Office at 706-880-8298 to discuss the programs available in
Business Administration, Human Development, and Liberal Studies, and to review the application

Prospective students should:

1. Request an application from the Evening College office, or download the appropriate application
from our web site at www.lagrange.edu/evening. The application requires completion of both
biographical and academic information, as well as a thoughtful written response to a Focus
Question. Mail the completed application and the $20.00 nonrefundable application fee to
Evening College, 601 Broad Street. Smith Hall 228, LaGrange, GA 30240.

1. Request official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended. Official transcripts and
test scores must be signed and sealed and forwarded directly from the agency to Evening College.
Copies of transcripts mailed, faxed, or delivered by a prospective student are not considered to be
official documents, and are therefore not acceptable. Students who earned a G. E. D. in lieu of a
high school diploma must submit an official copy of the examination score, following the same
procedure as noted above. Please note that applicants who are independent students, aged 24 or
older, with a minimum of two years work experience are not required to submit SAT or ACT
scores as a part of the application.

2. Schedule an appointment for a conversation with the Director of Evening College. The
conversation with the Director is an important part of the admission process, allowing the student
to ask questions about the program, and to discuss his/her intended study program.

Each completed application is carefully and thoughtfully evaluated for academic preparation and ability
as evidenced by the transcript(s) and essay. Applicants should allow a minimum of two weeks for
completed applications to be processed. The admission decision will be communicated to the student in
writing. Students admitted to the Business Administration or Human Development majors may begin in
September, January, March, or June. Successful applicants for the degree completion program will begin
in September only.

Regular admission will be extended to those applicants who meet all of the requirements for admission.
Probationary admission may be extended to applicants who do not fully meet the standard admission
criteria, but the Committee feels possess the potential to be successful students. Students accepted on
probation will be limited to 10 quarter hours their first term, and must earn at least a 2.0 in both courses
in order to continue in Evening College.


Degree Completion Program Admission

Applicants to the Degree Completion Program are those who have completed 60 semester hours of
transferable college credit from a regionally accredited institution and who are prepared to move into the
cohort model major with classes meeting one night per week for 23 months. (Students who are close to
meeting the 60 hour requirement, but lack a few courses, should schedule an appointment with the
Director of Evening College to discuss the possibilities for dual enrollment in the general education
classes and the major.) The 60 hours must include at least one course from each of the following
areas: humanities/ fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural science/mathematics.

Prospective students may apply online at http://www.lagrange.edu/academics/evening/forms.htm or they
may download and print the application. Printed applications should be mailed to Evening College, 601
Broad Street, Smith Hall 228, LaGrange, GA 30240. Official transcripts of all college work completed
should be forwarded directly to the Evening College office; informal transcripts cannot be accepted.
Students who apply online should mail the $20.00 non-refundable admission application fee under
separate cover to the address listed above.

Once applications and transcripts are applicants will meet with the Director, providing the opportunity to
discuss the program and to address any questions concerning the major.

All successful applicants for the Degree Completion Program will enter in the fall semester.

Transfer Admission

Students attending another institution may apply for transfer admission providing they are eligible to
return to their current institution at the time of entry to LaGrange College. The College will evaluate
course work from regionally accredited colleges and universities for LaGrange College academic credit.
Normally, credit will be given for classes comparable to LaGrange College subjects for whom the
applicant earned a grade of "C" or above. If transferring from a two-year institution, credit may be earned
for a maximum of 90 quarter hours of coursework. If transferring from a four-year college, normally 120
quarter hours of coursework may transfer. When transfer applicants are accepted, the Registrar will
review and evaluate all coursework taken at institutions outside of LaGrange College. The report,
indicating courses and credit hours for which transfer credit will be accepted by LaGrange College, will
be mailed to the student prior to registration for the upcoming term.

Transfer students who have earned a Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited American
institution and who are enrolling for a second undergraduate degree, will be awarded credit for the
general education core upon their acceptance to Evening College.

International transfer students who have earned a Baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution should
present an evaluated transcript from an approved foreign credentials service to the Registrar for
evaluation. Credit will be given for courses equivalent to our general education core requirements in
which the student has earned a minimum grade of "C."


Transient Admission

A student currently enrolled in good standing at another college may enroll in the Evening College as a
transient student. Applicants for transient status must complete the Transient Application for Admission
and forward to the Registrar's Office a permission letter from the home institution, verifying status and
authorization to enroll for the course.


If a student has not attended Evening College for four quarters, or was not in good standing during the
last quarter completed, s/he must submit an Application for Readmission (available in the Evening
College office) before attempting to register for additional course work. Students who were absent for
three quarters or less, and who were in good academic standing when they last attended, may re-activate
their student file through the Registrar's Office without applying for readmission. Students who have not
attended another institution while absent from LaGrange College, and who have been absent for less than
four calendar years, are generally governed by the Bulletin in force at the date of their initial enrollment.
Students who have been out of school for four or more calendar years are subject to the Bulletin in force
at the time of their readmission and resumption of study.

If a student seeking readmission has attended another institution since leaving LaGrange College, he/she
will - if admitted - be considered as a transfer student. Transfer students will be subject to the Bulletin in
force at the time of their transfer back to LaGrange College.


After an offer of admission is extended, applicants who intend to accept the offer will be asked to submit
an enrollment deposit of $100.00 to reserve a space in the class for the upcoming term. The deposit will
be considered as a credit toward tuition due. A student who expects to receive a tuition reimbursement
scholarship from his/her employer may contact the Evening College office to request a waiver of the

The Evening College and the Registrar's offices will correspond with each student approximately one
month before each term begins to provide details concerning course registration, placement testing, book
purchases, and other subjects of importance to new students. Testing and registration activities are
conducted during evening hours as a convenience for students.

Students should be advised that English and mathematics placement tests must be completed before initial
course registration can be fmalized.

All new students are encouraged to participate in the Evening College Orientation, held the week prior to
the start of classes. In addition to providing a campus tour, the orientation is designed to provide new
students with the opportunity to meet current students, to introduce the advising and academic support
system and cover logistics of course registration, and to review the mission and overarching objectives of
the Evening program.


Payment of Charges

The following fees are in effect for the 2010-201 1 academic year.


S3 1 qtr. hour

Testing Fee

v -.

Parking Permit Fee


Late Registration Fee

V-^ I'l

Personal checks/credit
cards failing to clear


*Note: Program fees for the DCP in Pubhc Health are detailed in their program brochure.

All educational charges are due and payable before the beginning of each term. Students who pre-register
will be billed in advance of each term by the Business Office with a due date specified on the invoice.

Students who fail to submit payment or make arrangements with the Business Office by the due date, will
have their schedules voided by the Registrar, and will need to re-register in person after the accoimt is
settled. Students who receive employer tuition reimbursement should contact the Business Office to
discuss options for billing and payment.

Refund Policy

Refunds for individual courses may only be granted in accordance with the deadline dates estabhshed by
the Evening College calendar. Properly submitted refund requests will be processed within 10 days of
notification from the Registrar" s Office of withdrawal.

A student considering a complete withdrawal from all courses for the term should contact the Director of
Evening College to begin the withdrawal process. The student should also consult wth the Financial .^id
and Business Offices to determine the financial impact of a complete withdrawal.

See page 22 (Disbursement of Excess Financial Aid) for the refund policies for students receiving
financial aid.


Ftnanctal Aid


Recognizing the significant investment students and families make when choosing a private college,
LaGrange College offers a variety of assistance and payment options. We expect students to use a
combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work to meet college costs. These resources may come
from family, employers, state or federal sources. We encourage students to apply for financial aid as early
as possible to maximize eligibility for all types of assistance.

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

In general, to be eligible for financial assistance, financial aid applicants must:

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States.

Be accepted for admission or currently enrolled in an approved degree-seeking program.

Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certification, or pass an

approved Ability-to-Benefit test.

Be making satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of a degree program.

Not be in default on any federal educational loan, or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay
the loan.

Not owe a refund on a federal or state grant.

Not have borrowed in excess of federal loan limits.

Be registered w ith Selective Service, if required.

Financial Aid Application Procedures

Applicants for financial aid must:

Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.
Complete a Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Application, if applicable.
Submit all required documents for verification, if selected.

Determining Financial Need

Students in need of financial assistance must complete a federal need analysis form, the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA). The FAFSA collects information concerning the
student's family income, assets, and untaxed income, family size, and the number in college.
This information is used in a federal need analysis calculation to determine what the family should be
able to contribute towards educational expenses. This amount is referred as the Expected Family
Contribution (EEC).


The Financial Aid Office establishes a Cost of Attendance Budget that discloses the annual costs for a
student to attend LaGrange College.

The Cost of Attendance Budget includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and living expenses.
Other components of the Cost of Attendance, which are applied on an individual basis, include childcare
expenses, loan fees, and computer costs. These items may require documentation from the student. The
Cost of Attendance Budget for independent Evening College students for the 2010-201 1 academic year is

The Expected Family Contribution (EEC) is deducted from the Cost of Attendance at LaGrange College
to determine whether a need for financial assistance exists. If the family's EEC is less than the Cost of
Attendance, a financial need is established, and the Financial Aid Office will work with the family to
assist in meeting that need.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal and State regulations require institutions of higher education to establish Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP) standards for recipients of financial aid. The purpose of satisfactory academic progress
standards is to measure a student's progress toward the completion of their educational program.
The Financial Aid Office is responsible for ensuring that all students receiving federal, state, and
institutional financial aid are meeting these standards by conducting an annual evaluation at the end of the
spring quarter.

The satisfactory academic progress standards established in this Policy apply to all financial aid programs
including, but are not limited to. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
(FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins
Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Federal Work
Study, HOPE Scholarship, Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG), Georgia LEAP, State Service
Cancelable Loans, LaGrange College grants, academic scholarships, and LaGrange College Work Aid.
A satisfactory academic progress policy is comprised of two standards: qualitative and quantitative.

The qualitative standard measures the cumulative LaGrange College grade point average.
The quantitative standard measures the percentage of courses successfully completed (completion rate)
and establishes the maximum time frame, measured by quarter hours, for completion of an educational
program. Financial aid recipients must meet all of these standards to receive financial aid.

Qualitative Standard

A student must be in "good academic standing" based on the cumulative grade point average of all
courses taken at LaGrange College to meet the qualitative standard. Good academic standing is as
follows: a student with less than 45 earned hours must maintain a minimum of a 1 .75 cumulative GPA;


a student with 45-89 earned hours must maintain a 1 .90 cumulative GPA; a student with 90 or more
earned hours must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. The Provost monitors the grade point
average component of the SAP policy each quarter. Any student whose grade point average is below the
established minimum standard may be placed on academic probation or academic suspension.

It should be noted that these minimum GPA requirements do not apply to the renewal of HOPE
Scholarship and other grant programs that have specific GPA renewal criteria.

Quantitative Standard Completion Rate

A student receiving financial aid from any of the programs covered under this policy must demonstrate
measurable progress toward the completion of their degree program by maintaining an overall completion
rate of 67 percent. This standard applies to all financial aid recipients, regardless of full-time or part-time
enrollment status. Attempted hours are those credit hours for which the student is registered on or after
the conclusion of late registration (drop/add). Earned hours are successfully completed courses in which
grades of A-i-, A. A-. B-i-. B. B-. C-i-. C. C-. D+, D. or P are awarded, as long as credit is earned. Grades of
F, W, WF, NC, NR, AU, AW, or I do not count as successful completion of a course. The formula for
calculating a completion rate is: Earned hours divided by attempted hours. For example, the completion
rate for a student who attempts 45 hours and successfully passed 36 credit hours is 80 percent 36 earned
hours divided by 45 attempted hours.

The following are considered when evaluating the completion rate standard:

Withdrawals, incompletes, and failed courses are considered attempted hours but not earned
hours. If an incomplete course impacts a student's satisfactory academic progress standing, it is
the student's responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office when a grade is reported for the

Audited courses are not considered attempted or earned credit hours.

Transfer credits, including courses taken as a transient student, do not count in the calculation of
LaGrange College GPA, but are included in the maximum time frame standard.

Repeated courses, for which a passing grade was awarded, are included in attempted hours but not
earned hours.

Maximum Time Frame

Federal regulations allow a student to receive financial assistance for no more than 150 % of the credit
hours required to complete the degree program. Most students pursuing a bachelor's degree may attempt
up to a maximum of 270 quarter hours towards the completion of a 180 quarter hour program. Students in
programs of study that require more than 1 20 hours will have their time frame extended proportionally
based on the length of the program.


Frequent withdrawals from courses or school, changes of major, failed or repeated courses, or taking
courses that are not related to the degree program could jeopardize financial aid eligibility.
All attempted hours at LaGrange College and those credits accepted on transfer toward the student's
degree program will count toward the maximum time frame. Students who have completed sufficient
hours to complete their degree program are no longer eligible for financial aid.

Also, if it is determined that a student will not be able to complete his/her degree within the maximum

time frame, eligibility for student financial aid can be revoked.

The following are considered when evaluating the time frame standard:

A student pursuing two bachelors' degree programs at the same time must adhere to the 150%
time frames. The maximum attempted hours allowable for financial aid will be based on the
degree that requires the most hours.

All attempted hours from all degree programs sought are considered when reviewing the maxi-
mum time frame standard. Students who decide to change majors or degree programs are advised
to do so early in their academic program so as not to jeopardize eligibility for financial aid.

Students returning to school to pursue another bachelor's degree are allowed an additional 90
quarter hours to complete the degree. All other standards established in the satisfactory academic
progress policy apply to subsequent bachelor's degrees.

A transfer student's compliance with the time frame component of the satisfactory academic
progress policy will be based on the sum of the attempted hours at LaGrange College plus the
credit hours accepted on transfer from previous institutions toward the student's degree program.
For example, if a student has 70 credit hours acceptable towards their degree program, the student
may receive financial assistance for up to 200 additional credit hours.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation Process

The academic history from all periods of enrollment, regardless of full-time or part-time enrollment
status, will be reviewed annually at the end of the spring quarter to determine if the student is maintaining
the standards established in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. This includes all courses
attempted regardless of whether financial aid was received. Transfer grade point averages are not
considered in either of these standards; however, accepted transfer credit hours will be considered in the
maximum time frame for completion of the degree program. Students who fail to meet the satisfactory
academic progress standards will be placed on financial aid probation for the next academic year.
Students placed on financial aid probation are eligible for financial aid during the probationary year.
If the student does not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards by the next SAP evaluation,
future financial aid will be terminated effective with the next term of enrollment. Students whose
financial aid is terminated may appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for reinstatement of
financial aid.

Appeal Procedures

A student financial aid recipient who loses eligibility for financial aid may appeal to the Financial Aid
Appeals Committee, except for loss of eligibility due to time frame.


Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Director of Financial Aid outlining any mitigating
circumstance(s) that influenced the student's academic performance. Mitigating circumstances are those
events that are beyond the student's control such as serious injury, illness or mental health condition in-
volving the student or an immediate family member, death of an immediate family member, and other
extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control.

The appeal must include a description of the mitigating circumstance, documentation of circumstance,
and the manner by which the deficiency will be resolved. Appeal without supporting documentation will
not be considered.

The Director of Financial Aid will convene the Financial Aid Appeals Committee to evaluate the request
for reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. The Director of Financial Aid will notify the student in
writing at the student's home address or campus e-mail account of the decision of the Committee and any
conditions associated with reinstatement within two weeks of receiving the appeal. A student whose
appeal is approved will receive financial aid on probationary status for the next term of enrollment and
his/her academic performance will be reviewed at the end of that term for continued financial aid eligibil-
ity. The student is encouraged to take advantage of counseling, tutoring, and study skills resources avail-
able through the College's Counseling Center.

Reestablishing Financial Aid Eligibility

A student who is unsuccessful in appealing for reinstatement of financial aid or a student who does not
have a mitigating circumstance that warrants an appeal can only regain eligibility by complying with the
satisfactory academic progress policy. It should be noted that taking courses at the student's expense,
sitting out a quarter, or taking courses at another institution does not automatically restore a student's
eligibility for financial aid.

If the student has resolved the satisfactory academic progress deficiencies that resulted in the termination
of financial aid eligibility, the student should contact the financial aid office and request a satisfactory
academic progress evaluation.

Student Financial Aid Policies

Financial aid applications for the upcoming academic year are available beginning January 1 in
the financial aid office or on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov or www.gacollege411.org.

Due to the demand for financial assistance, the Financial Aid Office awards aid to eligible
students on a first-come, first-serve basis. In awarding, first priority is given to students pursuing
their first undergraduate degree. Transient, non-degree seeking, and unclassified students are not
eligible for financial assistance.

All financial aid applications and documentation for verification must be submitted before an
official financial aid award letter is mailed.


In constructing a financial aid award, funding is awarded in this order: grants and scholarships,
student loans, and student employment.

External sources of financial aid available to a financial aid recipient must be considered in the
awarding of Federal, State, and LaGrange College need-based financial aid programs. LaGrange
College reserves the right to cancel or reduce financial aid awards in the event that these
resources result in financial aid in excess of financial need.

Financial aid awards are made assuming full-time enrollment. Most LaGrange College and state
financial aid programs require full-time enrollment. However, financial assistance is available to
students enrolled on at least a half-time basis in the form of Federal student loans (Perkins,
Stafford, and PLUS) and Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grants, if eligible. Students who are HOPE eligible, whether enrolled on a full-time or part-time
basis, may also qualify for assistance.

A student's enrollment status will be based on the credit hours for which the student is registered
at the conclusion of late registration. All financial aid awards will be calculated using final
registration information.

Financial aid awards will be disbursed on the first day of classes provided all required documents
and eligibility requirements are met.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

The U.S. Department of Education provides grant and loan assistance to eligible financial aid
applications. The Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant are

awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor's degree with exceptional financial need. In
addition to grants, low interest loans with reasonable repayment options are available to students regard-
less of income. The Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan is a low interest, repayable loan available to
undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students made through the U.S. Department of Education, the
lender. The Federal Direct Loan Program consists of a subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized loans are
awarded on the basis of financial need with federal government paying interest on the loan until repay-
ment begins and has a fixed interest rate of 4.5% for loan disbursed between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/201 1.

An unsubsidized loan is available to students regardless of financial need. However, interest accrues
from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. The borrower has the option of paying the
accruing interest or to allow the interest to accrue and capitalize. The interest rate on an unsubsidized
Direct is a fixed rate of 6.8%. Federal Perkins Loan is a low interest loan awarded to students with
exceptional need with a fixed interest rate of 5% and no interest accrues on the loan while the borrower is
enrolled half time and during the grace period. Repayment begins nine months after graduation or
withdrawal from school. Funding in this program is limited.


Georgia Student Assistance Programs

The State of Georgia provides several financial aid programs to assist residents of Georgia. Recipients of
these programs must meet financial aid eligibility and Georgia residency requirements. For most State
grants, a Georgia resident is one who has physically lived in the state for a minimum of 12 consecutive
months for some purpose other than to attend school and intends to remain in the state indefinitely.
An applicant for financial aid will be considered a resident of Georgia if he/she can demonstrate that he or
she has physically resided in the state for twelve consecutive months prior to the first date of enrollment
and can provide documentation of intent to remain indefinitely. Acceptable documentation of intent to
remain indefinitely includes but is not limited to a Georgia driver's license, voter registration card,
automobile registration or other definitive evidence.

Residency is established twelve months from the date the documentation was issued. If the Evening
College student is a dependent student, the residency of the supporting parent drives the residency of the
student. The Director of Financial Aid makes the final determination of residency.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant is a non-need-based grant from the state to Georgia residents
attending a private college or university full-time. The annual amount is contingent upon funding by the
Georgia Legislature.

HOPE Scholarship Program has provided scholarship assistance for Georgia residents since 1993.
Georgia residents who graduated from high school on or after June 1996 with a 'B' average are eligible
for a scholarship to attend a Georgia private college or university. HOPE Scholars attending a private
college or university are eligible for $1,167 per quarter if full-time, and $583 per quarter if enrolled
half-time. HOPE scholars must maintain a 3.0 grade point average for continued eligibility. HOPE
Scholars will be evaluated at increments of 45, 90, and 135 quarter hours.

Students who did not graduate from high school as a HOPE Scholar may become eligible for the HOPE
Scholarship after completing 45, 90, or 135 quarter hours. This is provided the student's cumulative grade
point average is a 3.0 or better; the student was a Georgia resident at the time of enrollment at a Georgia
college or university and at the time the student becomes eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.
The calculation of grade point averages for HOPE purposes must include all courses attempted since
graduating from high school. Students who believe they qualify for this program should contact the
Director of Financial Aid for more information.

Georgia LEAP Grant is a State of Georgia need-based grant awarded to Georgia residents who qualify
for Federal Pell Grant and have substantial financial need. The annual amount is contingent upon
appropriations by Congress and the Georgia Legislature.

Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grants provides non-repayable grants of up to $2,000 per
year to eligible Georgia residents who are dependent children of Georgia law enforcement officers, prison
guards, or firemen who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty.


Disbursement of Financial Aid

Financial aid funds are credited directly to the student's account by the Business Office ai the beginning
of each quaner. The funds are applied towards current tuitioiL fees. room, board, and other charges as
authorized by the student. Financial aid recipients should be aw are that financial aid funds are for
educational expenses only. Therefore, students who fail to enroll or anend classes are not eligible for their
financial aid award. Disbursements \^ill only be made to students who have submitted all required docu-
ments for disbursemeuL are registered, meeting satisfactory.' academic progress standards, and are enrolled
for the appropriate number of credits hours to establish ehgibLht\ for indi\idual financial aid programs.

Disbursement of Excess Financial Aid

Students with a residual financial aid funds after tuition and other authorized charges are paid will receive
a refund of the remaining credit balance within 14 days of the beginning of classes or 14 days from the
date the credit occurs (if after final registration). Ah refunds must be retrieNed from the Business Office
and require a picture ID before disbursement. If the student wishes to leave the credit balance on the
account for subsequent terms, he/she may sign an authorization form with the Business Office.

Student Financial Aid and Federal Tax Implications

Students recei\ing scholarships and grants that exceed their tuition, fees, book and supphes should be
aw are that these funds are taxable tmder federal and state tax law . It is important that smdents maintain
records of their grants and scholarships and documentation of educational expenses for reporting

Federal tax law- allows for only qualified scholarships and grants to be excluded from income. Qualified
scholarships are any amoimt of grant and scholarship you receive that is used for tuition, fees, books,
supplies and equipment required for your course instruction. Scholarships and grants that are specifically
designated for educational expenses other that ose described imder qualified scholarships (room, board,
transportation, or hNing expenses) are taxable.

Please read IRS Publication 970. "Tax Benefits for Education" for more details on reporting requirements
or consult a tax professional.

Suspected Fraud

Insumnons are required to report cases of suspected fraud to the Office of the Inspector General of the
Department of EducatioiL or. if more appropriate, to the state or local law enforcement agenc> haNing
jurisdiction to investigate these allegations. Fraud may exist if the institution believes the applicant
misreponed or altered information in order to increase their financial aid ehgibilit) .


AcADEMTC Support Servtcks

Frank & Laura Lewis Library

Students at LaGrange College are able to access most library resources from anywhere in the world where
there is an internet connection. Those resources include full-image electronic editions of daily
newspapers including the New York Times, The Evening Standard (UK), Liberation (France), EI
Pais (Spain). The Boston Globe. The Sacramento Bee. and many others. LaGrange College can boast
that it is in the company of only six other colleges and universities in the U.S. having enrollments
between 1,000 and 2,500 that have the entire digital Archive of Americana in their collections.
The Archive of Americana includes historical newspapers from 1690-1920. Early American Imprints
(1639-1819), and much, much more.

In addition to the many databases supplied through GALILEO the library subscribes to online reference
databases such as Credo Reference, the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Oxford Reference
Online. Other databases that LaGrange provides include Access World News, Classical Music
Library, CQ Researcher, Grove Art Online, JSTOR scholarly Journals, Project Muse scholarly
journals, Wilson OmniFile, PsycArticles, Business Source Complete, and Literature Resources

The librarians typically conduct over 150 library instruction sessions each year. A Multi-Media Center is
located in the Library with computers, a printer, and a scanner for use by students. The new library
facility includes a state-of-the-art Multi-Media Classroom and Auditorium; a Media Production Center; a
Seminar Room; multiple group study rooms; the Writing & Tutoring Center; an Archives & Special
Collections area; a Media Lounge; and a 24-Hour Study Room.

Academic Advising

The Director of Evening College will serve as the academic advisor for all incoming Evening College
students. After a student declares a major, a departmental faculty advisor may be assigned to work with
the student through the completion of his/her program. The advisor functions as a general resource for
program information, policies and procedures, schedule planning, etc. While faculty advisors will work
closely with students in the planning of schedules, it is the student's responsibility to insure that all
program requirements are fulfilled.

Career Development Center

Evening College students are encouraged to use the resources available in the Career Development
Center. The Center maintains current career-related materials and computer-assisted guidance programs
to allow students to complete self-assessments on skills and interests related to careers or to personal
development. The Center also sponsors Job Fairs and skill-building workshops and coordinates internship
opportunities. The Career Development Center staff is available, by appointment, to meet with interested
students during evening hours.


Computer Facilities

LaGrange College seeks to provide students with the greatest possible access to computer resources
within the limits of institutional priorities and financial capabilities, and consistent with generally
accepted principles of ethics that govern the College community. Access to computer and network
facilities requires each student user to be accountable and responsible for appropriate use of computer
facilities. Students should note the following, taken from the Policy for the Responsible Use of
Information Technology. The complete Policy is printed in the LaGrange College Bulletin and is also
available in the Evening College office.

LaGrange College computing resources and associated user accounts are to be used only for the
College activities for which they are assigned or intended. The computing systems are not to be
used for any non-college related commercial purposes, public or private, either for profit or

Many technology resources at LaGrange College are accessed through user accounts. All users
are responsible for both the protection of their account passwords and the data stored in their user
accounts. Sharing a password is prohibited. User accounts will be deactivated when the user's
affiliation with the College is terminated and all files and other data will be removed form those

The College provides email accounts for students, faculty and staff. All course information and
other official College communication will only be sent to campus email addresses.

Microcomputer labs on the LaGrange College campus are available for general use except during
the periods the rooms have been reserved for teaching purposes. It is the responsibility of every
user to use lab and public access facilities in a responsible manner. Use of laboratory or public
access facilities to view material that may be considered offensive to others, which includes but is
not limited to racially hateful and sexually explicit material, is considered a form of harassment.
The viewing of harassing material is inconsistent with Mission of LaGrange College. Viewing
such harassing material in a lab or public access areas can result in disciplinary action.


Ttitoring Center

LaGrange College maintains a Tutoring Center, which provides one-on-one or group tutoring sessions in
various subjects:

Biology (including Anatomy)

Computer science & applications





Math & Problem Solving



The Tutoring Center is located in the Lewis Library. The center is directed by Dr. Laine Scott, who trains
undergraduate students (who have been nominated for this program by their professors) for service as
peer tutors in their respective disciplines. The hours of the center - as well as the subjects
offered - fluctuate each semester and are always posted at the Center.

Writing Center

The Department of English Language and Literature maintains a Writing Center, which serves the
college community by providing advice and support for student writers. The Writing Center is in the new
Lewis Library. The center is directed by Dr. Laine Scott, who trains students to serve as peer writing
consultants. The hours of the Center fluctuate each semester and are always posted at the Center.

Above: 2010 Alpha Sigma Lambda
honorees with faculty; right: Professor
Obed Barrientos and Joey Senn in Span-


Student T^jee

Evening College is committed to providing a positive environment that attends to a student's intellectual,
emotional, spiritual and social development. LaGrange College sponsors a variety of cultural events and
recreational activities for the enjoyment of students and their families. The College also provides
programs designed to support every dimension of students' well-being. We welcome and encourage
student participation in all campus programs.

In addition to providing a positive climate for growth and development, LaGrange College is committed
to fostering an honorable standard of conduct for all within our community. The college regulations are
formulated to meet changing student needs within the framework of college policy. These regulations are
effective when the student enrolls. The specific policies with regard to student conduct are reviewed with
all new students during orientation. In addition, the statement of conduct is published in the LaGrange
College Bulletin and the Student Handbook and Panther Planner.

Development and Well Being

All new students are invited to the Evening College Orientation. This event introduces students to
campus policies, procedures, and resources and to the staff who are available to support and advise
throughout the course of the program. Small group sessions allow new and returning students to meet and
share in order to encourage discussion of the transition to college life.

The Office of the Chaplain coordinates regular chapel services when college is in session. These spirited
worship services provide opportunity for celebration, for reflection, and for fellowship with other
students. Dr. Rev. Quincy Brown is also available for individual counseling in his office in Quillian.

The Counseling Office located on the first floor of Smith Hall offers counseling in a variety of areas.
Students needing a confidential resource for short-term counseling should contact Director Pamela
Tremblay. Areas in which counseling is offered include stress reduction, conflict resolution, substance
abuse, and interpersonal relations.

Evening students are encouraged to utilize the services of the Career Development Center.

The counselor's are available to assist with resume preparation, interview skills development, and
graduate school applications. Meetings are by appointment, and the office does maintain evening hours
one night a week for the benefit of evening students.

The facilities of the Aquatics Complex are available for recreational and lap swimming year-round. In
addition, the facilities and equipment of the Physical Education Department are available for
recreational use when not otherwise scheduled for instructional, athletic, or intramural use. Hours for the
fitness center, gymnasium, and pool, will be posted each term. A valid LaGrange College ID is required
for admittance to all facilities.


Events and Activities

The Theatre Arts Department sponsors a series of plays in Price Theatre and the Fine Arts
Department hosts a variety of gallery exhibits in the Lamar Dodd Art Center throughout the year.
Admission is free for students. Announcements about coming events are posted on the college web site
and printed in the Evening Update newsletter.

Cultural Enrichment activities occur throughout the year. The events include Contact Hour lectures,
presentations, performances, etc. Evening students are encouraged and welcomed to participate in both
day and evening events as their schedules permit.

Evening students have the opportunity to apply for participation in the Servant Leadership Program
administered by our Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown. The Servant Leadership program encourages
participants to engage in a journey of self-discovery through which they may learn how they might
model, in their interaction with others, the philosophy of committed service to the world community.
Students with an interest in writing are encouraged to contribute to The Hilltopper, the campus student
newspaper, or to The Scroll, the annual literary magazine. Interested students should contact the English
department chair for further information.

Honors Day is an annual spring event highlighting outstanding student achievement. Dean's List students
are recognized, and departmental honors are awarded. Evening student inductees into Alpha Sigma
Lambda Academic Honor Society are announced during this celebration.


LaGrange College chartered a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management in

2005. Student SHRM is an organizational modeled after national SHRM, an association created to both
advance and support professionals in the human resource field. The student chapter, hosted by West
Georgia SHRM, is designed to supplement classroom education with real-world knowledge and hands-on
HR experience through guest speakers, site visits, and monthly networking opportunities.
Student members are eligible for SHRM scholarships, and graduates receive a significant discount when
sitting for the PHR national certification examination.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the national adult honor society, founded in 1945 and dedicated to honoring the
achievement of adult undergraduates who model academic excellence in the midst of managing many
other areas of their lives. From among those who meet the G.P.A. requirement (3.4 minimum cumulative
average with at least 40 institutional quarter hours), only 10% of nontraditional students are invited to
join. New members are inducted into the Kappa Iota chapter each spring during a special ceremony at
Sunny Gables.

The Evening College Student Advisory Council is the appointed leadership body for the Evening
student community. The Council's mission is to represent the best interests of the student body. This is
accomplished through addressing individual student concerns with the Director of Evening College, advo-
cating for consideration of academic programmatic changes, developing opportunities for leadership, and
encouraging involvement in on-campus programs and activities.


Academic Policies

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all class sessions including labs, for all courses. If a student must be
absent, all matters related to student absence, including makeup work, must be arranged with the
professor. Each course syllabus makes a clear statement about policies related to absences. Please note
that excessive absences (as determined by the instructor) may result in an administrative withdrawal with
a grade of "W" or "WF."

Students are expected to be present for all quizzes and examinations on the days scheduled, unless
approval for alternate testing has been arranged with the professor.

Course Registration

Pre-registration is conducted several weeks before the onset of each new term. While students are
encouraged to register online via PantherNet, they are required to contact their advisor first to discuss
their academic progress and their intended schedule. The advisor hold will be removed - allowing the
student to self-register - only after the conversation with the advisor has occurred.

As a general policy. Evening students may not register for classes offered on the Day schedule. The
Evening College is a separate and distinct program whose academic calendar and tuition schedules differ
from that of the day program. A student with a compelling need to request enrollment in a Day course
must meet with the academic advisor and complete an Academic Petition form for review and
consideration by the Provost.

Fall Enrichment Term

The 3 V2 week mini-term is designed to enrich students' learning experience through elective study of
significant topics not included in the regular general education or major curriculum. Course offerings will
vary each year, but have included such topics as Southern Women: Fact and Fiction, Global Food
Production and World Hunger, Social Inequality, and The Short Story.

All first year students must include two fall enrichment courses in their schedule; students are encouraged
to enroll during their freshman and sophomore years.

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2004 and transfer students are required to complete one fall
enrichment course in their academic experience. The term runs from mid-November through early
December, and, for financial aid purposes, is considered to be included as a part of the fall quarter.
Degree Completion Program students do not participate in Fall Enrichment.


Grades and Credits

The definitions of grades given at LaGrange College are as follows:

A+ 4.00 A 4.00 A- 3.75

B+ 3.25 B3.00 B- 2.75

C+ 2.25 C2.00 C- 1.75

D+ 1.25 Dl.OO

F - failing

I - incomplete. This is a temporary grade, assigned by the instructor if a student is doing satisfactory

work and, for reasons beyond the student's control, cannot complete the work for the quarter.

NC - no credit

W - withdrawn. An automatic ' W is given if the student withdraws after the end of drop and add but
before the completion of three weeks of class. After the deadline for automatic withdrawal passes, the
instructor will assign a 'W" or a 'WF' depending upon the student's status.

WF - withdrawn, failing

AW - audit, withdrawn

AU - audit, complete

NR - grade not reported by the instructor

Declaration of Major

A student may declare his/her academic major after successfully completing 22 quarter hours. Students
must declare a major by the time they have completed 75 quarter hours of course work. The declaration of
major is initiated in the Evening College office, and must be signed by the student's academic advisor and
by the appropriate department chair. The major requirements are based on the Bulletin in effect when the
major is declared, not on the Bulletin of entry.

Honor Code

Students at LaGrange College sign the Honor Code, which states.

As a member of the student body of LaGrange College, 1 confirm my commitment to the ideals
of civility, diversity, service, and excellence. Recognizing the significance of personal integrity
in establishing these ideals within our community, I pledge that 1 will not lie, cheat, steal, nor
tolerate these unethical behaviors in others.

The Honor Code is the responsibility of every student, faculty member, and staff member at
LaGrange College. All members of the College community are needed to support the enforcement
of the Code which prohibits lying, cheating, or stealing when those actions involve academic


The Honor Council, composed of ten students, deals with students accused of violating the Honor Code.
The Honor Council is selected each spring by the outgoing Chair of the Honor Council, The Dean of
Students, and the Provost. A member of the faculty serves as advisor.

\n endorsing the Honor Code, the faculty agreed to report any suspected violation of the Honor Code to
the Honor Council, either through the Provost or the Chair of the Honor Council. Members of the faculty
are therefore expected to report all suspected violations of the Honor Code. The Honor Code assumes
that any student witnessing or otherwise having knowledge of an Honor Code violation will report the
violation to the course instructor, the Chair of the Honor Council, or the Provost.

The following are violations of the Honor Code:
Lying in any academic matter

Cheating by either giving aid to or receiving aid from a student or other source without the consent
of the faculty member or plagiarizing (using another person's words or ideas without documenting
them properly)

Failure to report a violation of the Honor Code

Failure to appear before the Honor Council as requested by written notice
Failure to maintain confidentiality regarding an Honor Council case

Sanctions include:

Assigning a grade of zero to the related academic work (assignments, tests, case study, etc.)

Lowering the final grade in the course by one letter

A grade of "F" in the course

Suspension for one academic term (excluding Summer)

Dismissal from the College

Student Rights:

To be presumed innocent

To a fair, impartial, and timely hearing

To face and question any witnesses at a hearing

To testify and present material on one's own behalf

To a separate hearing upon request

To subsequent appeal

An investigation and hearing shall be confidential and those within the bounds of confidentiality shall not
divulge anything that is said or done with regard to these proceedings to anyone outside the bounds of
confidentiality. Should anyone outside the bounds of confidentiality receive information which is
considered to be confidential, he or she will automatically be bound by confidentiality.


Those within the bounds of confidentiality include Council members, the faculty advisor to the Council,
the Provost, the President, accusers, the accused, witnesses, persons interviewed during the investigation,
victims, and the College's attorney. In addition, the accused may include within the bounds of confidenti-
ality his or her parents, faculty, staff, minister, personal or legal counsel.

All tests at the College are conducted under the Honor Code. The students should expect to write the
pledge (or and abbreviated version of the pledge) on the outside of the examinations. The Academic
Honor Pledge states: I pledge that I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment
or examination, nor have 1 witnessed any violation of the Honor Code. Accordingly, instructors may leave
the room during the examination and students are on their honor to do their own work. Since all students
are pledged to abide by the Honor Code, instructors may leave their room during an examination and
students are on their honor to do their own work. The student should leave all books and materials not
pertaining to the test either in the hall outside the classroom, or next to the wall in front of the classroom.
Students should take the test in the designated classroom, except under extenuating circumstances or by
prior arrangement.

For a complete description of the Honor Code, please see the Student Handbook, or the Student Honor
Code Handbook 2010-2011.

Student Appeals

There are processes by which students may petition regarding academic issues, including Academic
Forgiveness, Grade Appeals, and Appeal of Academic Policy. The procedures are detailed in the
LaGrange College Bulletin and summary information is also maintained in the Evening College Office.

Student Status

Student status is determined based on successful completion of quarter hours, per the following.

First Year 1-45 hours

Sophomore 46-89 hours

Junior 90-134 hours

Senior 135 or more hours

Students may declare their academic major after completion of 22 quarter hours. Please note that no grade
below C- in any course about the 100 level may be applied toward a major.

180 hours are required for completion of the degrees in Business Administration and Human
Development. The general education curriculum - 101 credit hours - meets the requirement for the
completion of the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies degree.



Students are provided transcripts of their academic record free of charge. Requests should be made in
writing to the Registrar's Office well in advance of the date needed. No transcript will be issued to a
student under financial obligation to the College.

Transfer between Programs

Students should not assume the privilege of automatic transfer from the Evening program to the Day
program. Students interested in changing their enrollment classification from Evening to Day must
complete an Academic Petition indicating the reason for requesting the program transfer.
Before presenting to the Provost for for consideration, the petition must be signed by the current academic
advisor and by the major advisor of the Day program into which the student desires transfer. Note that a
transfer between programs may only be requested one time during a student's undergraduate career.

Transient Work

Evening College students may petition to complete a course at another institution as a transient student,
within the following parameters.

1. A student who fails a course at LaGrange College is not permitted to repeat the course elsewhere.

2. A student may petition for a general education course only. Major courses may not be completed
through transient work.

3. Students who have competed more than 90 quarter hours are normally ineligible to complete transient
work at a 2-year institution, but must apply to an institution that awards the baccalaureate degree.


Degree Reqtjtremenis

Evening College offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Human Development,
and Public Health, as well as the Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. To obtain the Business
Administration or Human Development degree, a student must complete 180 quarter hours including the
General Education curriculum and major courses; a departmental assessment is also required. The Public
Health major requires 120 semester hours. The normal path is 60 hours accepted in transfer and 60 hours
completed in the Degree Completion cohort. Students for whom the Liberal Studies degree is the
objective will satisfy degree requirements upon successful completion of the 101-hour general education

Candidates for degrees must earn, at a minimum, a 2.0 quality point average. Note that grades of "C-"
may be counted toward the total program, but the major GPA must remain at or above 2.0 in order for the
student to graduate.

Candidates must also meet the residency requirements for Evening College. Generally, B.A. candidates
must accomplish the last 60 hours in Evening College. With the approval of the Provost, students may
earn 15 hours of transient credit during their final 90 hours.

Candidates for the associate degree must accomplish the last 30 hours in Evening College.

While each student will work with a faculty advisor to plan her/his academic program, the ultimate

responsibility for insuring that all degree requirements are accomplished rests with the student.



LaGrange College is first and foremost a liberal arts and sciences college. The underlying philosophy of
liberal learning is found throughout the curriculum, but is most obvious in the structure of the General
Education Curriculum that provides the foundation for all studies.

The curriculum is distributed as follows:
Required Courses:

College 101

2 hours

*English 101, 102 and, 103

15 hours

History 101 and 102 or 1 1 1 and 1 12

10 hours

Mathematics 101

5 hours

Computer Science 170

5 hours

Religion 101, 103 or 104

5 hours

Speech 105

5 hours

Physical Education or HPR

4 hours


51 hours


Humanities/Fine Arts

15 hours

**Modem Language/Culture

5 hours


15 hours

Social/ Behavioral Science

15 hours


50 hours

^Students transferring from an institution for which credits in ENG 101 and 102 constitute a complete

English sequence are exempt from the ENG 103 course requirement.

**Students who declare a major in Human Development may not use LAS 104 to satisfy the modem

language/culture requirement. Human Development majors must complete the SPN 101 and 102


The following courses are all options for the completion of the elective courses within the general

education curriculum.

I. Humanities/Fine Arts

ART 109 - Art History I
ART 110 -Art History II
ART 151 - Basic Drawing
ENG 204 - British Literature I
ENG 205 - British Literature II
ENG 206 -American Literature I

ENG 207 - American Literature II
ENG 208 - World Literature
MUS 112 -Music Survey
THA 101 - Drama Survey I
THA 102 - Drama Survey II
THA 184 - Acting 1


n. Modern Language/Culture III. Science/ Mathematics

SPN 101 - Elementary Spanish I GSC 101 Earth Science I

SPN 102 - Elementary Spanish II GSC 102 Earth Science H

LAS 104 - Latin American Culture MTH 114 Statistics

MTH 118 - Quantitative Reasoning
IV. Social/ Behavioral Science

PSC 101 - United States Government SOC 247 - The Family

PSY 149 - Introduction to Psychology SOC 253 - Social Problems

PSY 202 - Human Growth and SOC 299 - Introduction to Human Services

Development PHL 149 - Introduction to Philosophy
SOC 146 - Introduction to Sociology

Minor in Church Leadership and Church Leadership

Evening College plans to institute the following two new minors, effective January 201 1. The minors on
page 36 are currently offered.

Students pursuing a minor in church leadership and church leadership must successfully complete the
following classes.

REL 105 Christian Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues or

REL331 Contemporary Christian Thought

REL 354 Youth Ministry

REL 356 Congregational Leadership

REL 461 Special Topics capstone or for credit internship

Minor in Coaching

Students pursuing a minor in coaching must successfully complete the following classes.

PED 154 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies

PED 25 1 Introduction to Physical Education

PED 305 Sports Psychology

PED 310 Coaching Theory and Methods or Introduction to Physical Education

PED 312 Principles of Strength Conditioning and Nutrition for Athletes

PED 313 Leadership in Physical Education and Athletes


Minor in Human Resource Management

Students pursuing a minor in human resource management must successfully complete the following

BUA 35 1 Legal and Ethical Environment

BUA 370 Management and Organizational Behavior

BUA 374 Interpersonal Relations in Organizations

BUA 376 Managing Human Resources

BUA 480A Performance Management

BUA 480B Legal Implications of Human Resources

Minor in Sociology

Students who desire to earn a minor in sociology must complete five courses in the disciplines of

Sociology and Psychology.

Required courses: Electives (select 2 of 3):

SOC 146 Principles of Sociology SOC 306 America's Children

SOC247 The Family SOC 307 Criminology

SOC 253 Social Problems PSY321 Social Psychology




The courses available through Evening College follow. The Business Administration Department is
presented first, followed by the Human Development. General Education required and elective courses
follow, listed alphabetically by department. The Public Health cohort program listing begins on page 44.
Following each course number is the anticipated term in which the course will be taught. The schedule
will be followed insofar as possible, but is subject to change. The course list is accurate and complete at
the time of publication of this Bulletin. Courses may be added to/deleted from the program at the
discretion of the College.

Course Numbering System and Abbreviations

Courses numbered 100 through 199 are intended primarily for first year students and sophomores.
Courses numbered 200 to 299 are intended primarily for sophomores. Courses numbered 300 through 399
and above are intended primarily for juniors and seniors. Courses numbered 400 through 499 (with the
exception of the 480 Special Topics courses) are intended primarily for seniors. The number in parenthe-
ses following the course title indicates the number of quarter hours credit awarded for the course.
If a course has a prerequisite, it will be so noted following the course description.


(1) right: William Nelson and adjunct faculty
instructor Jon BirkeU at 2010 Alpha Sigma
Lambda honor society ceremony;

(2) below : Ashley Reed going to her first
college class.


Business Admtntstratton

Within the context of a liberal arts environment, the Business Administration curriculum is designed to
aid the student in developing a fundamental understanding of the nature, purposes and interdependencies
of business systems and the socioeconomic environments in which they operate. The liberal arts
education that students receive at LaGrange College provides the foundation for critical thinking,
communication, and the leadership skills needed for a successful professional career.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to the development of our students' abilities to think critically and creatively a
and to the enhancement of their communication skills.

We seek to integrate and extend liberal arts-based values through discussion, discovery, and
reflection based on contemporary business content.
We seek to provide a safe, caring and ethical place for all our students to grow and mature.

Learning Outcomes of Our Program

A student who successfully completes the B.A. in Business Administration degree requirements
should be able to:

Demonstrate general knowledge and comprehension of business concepts and the ability to

integrate this knowledge.

Synthesize and make connections among different ideas, as well as demonstrate the ability to
think creatively and critically, and to formulate logical arguments.

Show an intrinsic desire to learn and a curiosity about the world and about business by actively
participating in class, group work, and individual research.

Formulate and defend ethical judgments and develop an understanding of individual moral
responsibility, particularly in a group or corporate setting.

Communicate in a professional manner, both orally and in writing, using technology

Work in teams and demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal relations, and the leadership
and followership processes

Accept and embrace risk and uncertainty in the business environment.

The 180-hour B.A. in Business Administration requires completion of the general education courses, the
major courses listed below (50 hours), and 29 elective hours, hi addition to the course requirements,
students must complete the comprehensive Department Assessment Program (DAP) prior to graduation.
Note: Students must complete ENG 102 and CSC 170 prior to entering 300-leveI business


Major Courses, Required:

BUA 200 Principles of Economics BUA 380 Principles of Marketing

BUA 260 Principles of Financial Acct BUA 393 Cultural Aspects of International Business

BUA 263 Principles of Managerial Acct BUA 440 Management Simulation

BUA 351 Legal and Ethical Environment MTH 1 14 Statistics

BUA 354 Business Performance Analysis

BUA 370 Mgmt. and Organizational Behavior

BUA 101 Contemporary Economics/Business Issues (5) On Demand
This is the basic economics course for non-majors and is designed to provide students with an
understanding of introductory economic principles to analyze, from an economic perspective, issues such
as the population explosion, poverty, pollution, unemployment, and inflation.

BUA 200 Principles of Economics (5) Fall

An introduction to the science of economics and its analytical tools. This course is devoted to providing

the student with a thorough understanding of the basic principles of a) microeconomics: the study of the

economic behavior of individual households and firms and the determination of factor prices, and

b) macroeconomics: the study of the determination of the aggregate levels of income, output, employment

and prices and the examination of fiscal and monetary policy.

BUA 260 Principles of Financial Accounting (5) Fall

This course provides an introduction to accounting as a device for reporting business activity.

The underlying principles of accounting are studied, in addition to the preparation and use of financial


BUA 263 Principles of Managerial Accounting (5) Winter

A study of managerial control systems and the uses of accounting information for planning and control,

including analysis and interpretation of data, and use of cost information for business policy


Prerequisite: BUA 260 or consent of instructor

BUA 322 Business Ethics (5) On Demand

A study of current social problems faced by business with particular attention paid to the background

factors giving rise to those problems, various proposed solutions, and the approach that is currently being


Prerequisite: Junior standing, or consent of instructor

BUA 351 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (5) Fall

This course addresses the legal and ethical implications of business decisions. Topics may include legal
organization, employment, discrimination, contracts, workplace, safety, product liability and antitrust
issues. Cost-benefit analysis will be used as a tool to evaluate business decisions in light of existing legal
rules and social responsibility.


BUA 353 Corporate Finance (5) On Demand

The first half of this course focuses on various methods used by corporate managers to evaluate
akemative investment opportunities, including discounted payback, internal rate of return, discounted
cash flow and "economic value added" analyses. The second half of the course focuses on the methods
used to finance corporate investments in assets, including capital structure, cost of capital, bankruptcy
risk, informal workout and Chapter 1 1 reorganization issues. Relevant legal, accounting and tax issues are
integrated throughout the course content.
Prerequisite: BUA 200, 260.

BUA 354 Business Performance Analysis (5) On Demand

A comprehensive survey of the basic tools and models used in contemporary financial statement analysis.
Prerequisite: CSC 170

BUA 357 Investments (5) On Demand

This course provides students with an introduction to the tools for analyzing the potential returns and
risks of individual securities and how to combine them efficiently into portfolios. The course will also
examine the equilibrium pricing of capital assets, risk-adjusted evaluations of portfolio performance,
efficiency of the capital allocation process in security markets, the formulation of investment policies and
strategies, and other investment-related topics.
Prerequisite: BUA 200

BUA 370 Management and Organizational Behavior (5) Winter

This course will introduce the principles undergirding classical, behavioral and contingency approaches to
management; explore organizational challenges surrounding key issues including ethics, management of
diversity, and change; and examine a range of strategies for motivating and leading individuals and
groups within organizations.

Prerequisite: BUA 260 or consent of instructor

BUA 374 Interpersonal Relations in Organizations (5) On Demand

A study of human interaction in the organizational context. Topics to be covered include self -concept,
frames of reference, values and attitudes, barriers and breakdowns in communications.
Prerequisite: BUA 370 or consent of instructor

BUA 376 Managing Human Resources (5) On Demand

The study of the basic principles and functions of effective personnel administration and human resource
management. Extensive use is made of the case method of study. Students gain experience looking at
personnel problems, individually and as members of groups.
Prerequisite: BUA 370 or consent of instructor


BUA380 Principles of Marketing (5) Fall

An introduction to the important principles of marketing management and the role of marketing in a
contemporary society, in business enterprises and in the nonprofit organization. Considers the planning,
operation and evaluation of marketing and promotional efforts necessary to the effective marketing of
consumer and industrial offerings.

Prerequisite: BUA 200 or consent of instructor

BUA 393 Cultural Aspects of International Business (5) Spring

Operating in today's global environment, effective business professionals must learn to work comfortably
with people whose communication practices and behaviors are informed by cultural traditions that may
differ from those of the Western world. This course is designed as an introduction to those cultural and
communicative differences. Students will consider strategies that promote effective managements in the
cross-cultural arena.

BUA 401 Entrepreneurship (5) On Demand

A study of the application of the science of management to the development and management of the small
business enterprise. Opportunities, characteristics, and problems with the small business will be
evaluated. Students will be required to develop a business plan for a small business and when possible
students will be given an oppormnity to work on special projects with small businesses in the community.
The class requires active participation by students in and out of the classroom.
Prerequisites: BUA 370, 380, or consent of instructor

BUA 440 Management Simulation (5) Spring

This is the capstone course for majors in Business. It incorporates the use of a computer-based simulation

in an effort to integrate all of the functional areas of business into one comprehensive course. Students are

required to work in groups as managers of a simulated company and make the necessary marketing,

finance, economic, accounting, and management decisions to run their company effectively.

The students' grades are a function of individual and group performance.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all course requirements in major or permission of inst.

BUA 480 Special Topics (2 - 5) On Demand

A series of special topic courses providing students with exposure to issues and concepts not covered in

their regular course work.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor



The Human Development major explores both theoretical and practical issues of human development,
with a special focus on early childhood issues. The major is grounded in the disciplines of education,
psychology, and sociology. Students will explore patterns of behavior in learning, examine models for
teaching within early childhood settings, and study dimensions of individual development within the
framework of historical, social, and cultural foundations.

Graduates of the program are well prepared to work in Head Start or other pre-school environments.
The Human Development major is not a teacher certification program, based on the standards established
by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC). According to GPSC guidelines, graduates
may be eligible for hire in elementary classrooms provided they have achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA as
well as passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills test and appropriate GACE Content tests, and are
enrolled in an approved masters program. Having met these requirements, graduates may be
recommended for a 5-year nonrenewable certificate until the master's degree is successfully completed.
Graduates interested in pursuing middle grades certification may wish to apply to the LaGrange College
Master of Arts in Teaching program; upon successful completion, they will hold a clear, renewable
Georgia Certificate. Students who desire to teach special education must pass the GACE Professional
Pedagogy Test and complete a 1-year supervised internship through Georgia RES A. All students are
encouraged to consult the Professional Standards Commission website ( www.gapsc.com) for current
requirements and to discuss approved options for obtaining a clear, renewable Georgia certificate with the
Director of Evening College.

As learning outcomes for students in the Human Development major, students will be expected to:

Identify the nature of childhood learning and behaviors

Develop an understanding of diagnostic tools and approaches for student assessment

Develop an understanding of the connections between social, physical, emotional, and intellectual

Exhibit the ability to synthesize information and make connections between disciplines

Demonstrate the ability to think critically and communicate effectively

Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to build supportive classrooms that foster enthusiastic
engagement in learning

Demonstrate understanding of the ethical framework upon which all classroom activities are built

Required Major Courses:


EDU 199 Foundations in Education

EDU 319 Math Methods

EDU 342 Child Development

EDU 354 Introduction to Reading and Literature


* History:

HIS 315 Georgia History (or other upper level HIS course at discretion of the Education Department


*Sociologv: ^ Psychology:

SOC 146 Principles of Sociology PSY 149 Introduction to Psychology

SOC 247 The Family PSY 202 Human Growth and Development

SOC 253 Social Problems PSY 321 Social Psychology

PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology
Special Topics:

A senior-level course chosen from Sociology, History, or Education department with approval of
Director of Evening College.
*Please refer to individual department listings beginning on page 44 for a description of these courses.

EDU 199 Foundations in Education (5) Summer

An introduction to teaching and learning, the course addresses issues including INTASC standards,
curriculum, professionalism, accountability, code of ethics, and certification requirements. This course
must be completed prior to admission to the Human Development major, and is a prerequisite for all
other EDU courses.

EDU 319 Math Methods (5) Winter

The course focuses on a constructivist, inquiry approach to learning and teaching in the early childhood
and elementary classroom. There is an emphasis on pre-number concepts and problem solving and
regular practice using mental mathematical exercises and activities with manipulatives.

EDU 342 Child Development (5) Fall

The course involves study of the principles of growth and development from conception through twelve
years of age. Specific attention will be given to the influences of family on physical maturation,
cognitive development, social skills, and personality development. Major contributions from leading
authorities in the field will be emphasized during the study of each area of development.

EDU 354 Introduction to Reading and Literature (5) Fall

The course covers theories and principles of reading instruction, the reading process, and emergent

literacy. There will be a focus on children's literature and its role in elementary reading programs.

EDU 366 Creative Arts and Movement (5) Spring

The course explores theories and practices that promote intellectual, language, physical, social and
emotional development, and school readiness for pre-school and elementary aged children. The course
suggests ways to facilitate learning through a differentiated curriculum incorporating music, art, and
movement, which reflects the child's community, cultural, linguistic, and individual characteristics.



Public Health is a discipline focused on community-wide health education and promotion, disease
prevention, and improved quality of life. Health education strategies, chronic disease prevention and
intervention programs, and environmental influences on health are studied. Global health is examined
through the lens of national cultures, geographical constraints, and human rights policies and practice.
Students will examine target populations and systematic disparities that may exist among the elderly, the
very young, and other underserved populations. The curriculum follows the recommendations for the
evidence-based approach to the discipline as outlined by the Association of American Colleges and

Graduates will be well-prepared for work in the public, non-profit, or government sectors in positions
including public health educators, managed care coordinators, project analysts, and environmental health
program coordinators.
Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Public Health major will be expected to:

demonstrate the ability to frame appropriate questions, design community assessments, and

interpret public data to properly evaluate health status;

show evidence of understanding public health from the population perspective,

including knowledge of risk factors and indicators of morbidity and mortality;

demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and the strengths

and limitations of each;

explain the role of biology in the ecological model of population based health;

exhibit knowledge of the ethical framework that must ground public health programs and


explain the impact of global trends on public health systems and problems;

demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills vital to providing information and


Required Major Courses;

PBH 3301

Introduction to Senior

PBH 3303

Introduction to Public Health Bioethics

PBH 3305


PBH 3307

PBH 3311 Public Health
Biology I

PBH 3313 Public Health
Biology II
PHB 4302

PBH 4304

Issues of Race, Ethnicity
and Health

Community Health


and Development

PHB 3380A3

Junior Seminar

PBH 4306

Environmental and
Occupational Health

PBH 4308

Global Health

PBH 4360

Advanced Readings

PBH 4370

Senior Seminar

PBH 4380

Senior Seminar

PBH 4400

Senior Capstone

PBH 1151/PSY149

Introduction to

PBH 1101/BUA

Economic Issues


Ptirtjc heatth

PBH 3301 Introduction to Senior Studies (3)

This course will introduce students to the collaborative learning model, effective study strategies for
successful management of the major, and campus resources that will undergird the DCP. Using a
contemporary leadership text and case studies, students will explore the challenges and opportunities of
leadership from a servant leader perspective.

PBH 3303 Introduction to Public Health (3)

The course will provide the student with an overview of the context and scope of public health. Included
are the history, discussion of current trends and issues, and examination of essential services and current
policy and practice. Students will be introduced the health care delivery methods and tools available for
disease prevention and control.

PBH 3305 Epidemiology (3)

The course will explore the historical contributions and the modem uses of epidemiology. Students will
learn the basic tools for epidemiologic analysis, undertake basic study designs approached through
ecologic or population comparison perspective, and develop evidence-based recommendations for
interventions based on benefit and cost analyses.

PBH 3307 Community Health Assessment and Development (3)

The course provides instruction on developing appropriate community based assessment tools to from
which to analyze data including health status, attitudes and perceptions, and motivation. Analysis and
presentation of public data are emphasized.

PBH 3309 Biostatistics (4)

The course involves theory and application of statistical sciences in public health for research and
problem resolution. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distribution, association, and life
tables. There is a lab requirement for the course.

PBH 3311 Public Health Biology I (3)

PBH 3313 Public Health Biology II (3)

A continuation of PBH 3313.

PBH 3380A, B Junior Seminar

Students will study selected special topics in areas such as nutrition, public health administration and
policy, and emergency event management.

PBH 4302 Bioethics (3)

The course investigates ethical issues raised by the practice of medicine and biomedical research.


PBH 4306 Environmental and Occupational Health (3)

Using contemporary case studies and current real-world situations, students will examine environmental
and occupational factors that impede populations' wellness. Students will define various agents,
examine the ways in which agents are transported through the environment and interact with humans,
and study risk assessment and management procedures. Topics will include physical, chemical, and
biological agents, and hazardous waste.

PBH 4308 Global Health (3)

The course explores the pathology of socio-economic factors as they relate to health and the
relationships/patterns between national culture and health status. A comparative analysis of selected
health care systems in emerging nations and technological innovations impacting the global community
will be examined. Case studies of milestones in global health interventions will be reviewed.

PBH 4360 Advanced Readings (2)

The independent study course provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth study with a
faculty member on a specific topic within the discipline.

PBH 4370 Senior Seminar Cultural Competence (3)

The course is designed to build students' competence in interacting with people representing diverse

cultures, as it examines the role of culture in communication patterns and behaviors.

PBH 4380 Senior Seminar - Critical Issues in Health Education (3)

PBH 4400 Senior Capstone (6)

This 13-week seminar and independent research project will build on learning in all previous classes.
Work will include both in-class and field components as students collaboratively design and complete a
public surveillance assessment instrument and research project for an instructor-approved environmental
health indicator. The research project will be presented orally and as a final course paper.

PBH 1151/PSY 149 Introduction to Psychology (3)

A survey of major topics in psychology including research methods, basic neuroanatomy, learning,
perception, personality and abnormal behavior.

PBH 1101/ BUA 101 Contemporary Economic Issues (3)

This introductory economics course will provide students with an understanding of the relationship
between economic conditions and, from an economic perspective, issues such as the population
explosion, poverty, pollution, unemployment, and inflation.



Art and Design

ART 109 Art History Survey I (5) Fall

A course in the visual arts of western civilization from the Paleolithic period through the 16'^ century.
Cultures surveyed will include Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine,
Medieval, Gothic and the Italian and Northern Renaissance.

ART 110 Art History Survey II (5) Spring

This course will survey the history of Western art and architecture from the Baroque period to the
beginning of the 20'*^ century, including the stylistic movements of the Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism,
Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism.

ART 151 Basic Drawing (5) On Demand

A course in drawing fundamentals, including line, composition, perspective, and chiaroscuro. A variety

of drawing media will be explored.

ART 227 Ceramics-Methods and Materials (5) On Demand

This introduction to ceramic methods and techniques explores both wheel throwing and hand building
used in forming vessels and sculpture. This will include using the potter's wheel, slabs, coils, textures to
create form. Glazing, decoration and firing methods such as raku, pitfire and standard reduction will also
be emphasized.

ART 271 Painting I (5) On Demand

An introduction to painting with acrylics or oils. Projects will explore the fundamentals of composition

and modeling with color and light

Computer Science

CSC 170 Microsoft Office and Information Systems (5) Fall, Spring

An introduction to information systems software. Microsoft Office Professional will be the primary soft-
ware utilized.


ENG 100 Basic Composition (5) Summer

Introduction and practice in the fundamentals of expository writing, including paragraph development,

organization, logic, grammar and mechanics.

ENG 101 Composition I (5) Fall

Introduction to expository writing, emphasizing the essay form, the writing process, and rhetorical modes

of thesis development. Students use conference days for peer editing and consultation with instructors.

Prerequisite to all higher-numbered English courses.
ENG 102 Composition II (5) Winter

Introduction to critical thinking and writing about literature, emphasizing reading strategies and analytic
writing. Students use conference days for peer editing and consultation with instructors.

Prerequisite to all higher-numbered English courses


ENG 103 Composition HI (5) Spring

Introduction to interdisciplinary writing, emphasizing research techniques and methods of documentation.
Students use conference days for Ubrary research, peer editing and consultation.
Prerequisite to all higher-numbered English courses

ENG 204 British Literature I (5) On Demand

A survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the Eighteenth Century. Short critical

essays required, with at least one entailing documentation.

ENG 205 British Literature II (5) On Demand

A survey of British literature from the Romantics through the Modem/Postmodern Period. Short critical

essays required, with at least one entailing documentation.

ENG 206 American Literature I (5) On Demand

A survey of American Literature from the Colonial period through American Romanticism. Short critical

essays required, with at least one entailing documentation.

ENG 207 American Literature II (5) On Demand.

A survey of American literature from Realism and Naturalism through the Modem/Postmodern Period.

Short critical essays required, with at least one entailing documentation.

ENG 208 World Literature (5) On Demand

A survey of classical works in translation, emphasizing the Greek, Roman, and Medieval periods. Short

critical essays required, with at least one entailing documentation.

Freshman Seminar

COL 101 Gateway to Success (2) Fall, Spring

This orientation course uses discussion of directed readings, journal writing, and group activities to
develop strategies for effective reading, writing, critical thinking, and related skills necessary for
successful college study. The course must be completed within the first two terms after enrollment and is
required for all freshmen and for transfer students with less than 45 quarter hours of earned credits.

General Science

GSC 101 Earth Science I (5) Winter

An introduction to the concepts, principles, and processes of Physical Geology with a brief consideration

of Historical Geology.

GSC 102 Earth Science H (5) Spring

A continuation of Earth Science I with elements

Prerequisite: GSC 101

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

HPR 154 Community First Aid/CPR (2) On Demand

Identification of emergency situations and selection of correct response. Certification in American Red

Cross standard first aid and adult, child and infant rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


HPR 200 Community Health (2) On Demand

An investigation of various health care programs available in the community and various health-related


HPR 201 Community Recreation (2) On Demand

An investigation of various recreation programs available in the community, state, and nation.

HRP 210 Fitness for Life (2) On Demand

A study of basic principles of physical conditioning, weight control, relaxation, and stress management.
Students will have the opportunity to devise and implement a personalized fitness/weight control program
tailored to individual needs and levels of fitness.

HPR 333 Nutrition and Health (2) On Demand

An introduction to nutrition concepts and current dietary trends, focusing on health promotion. Nutrients

are explored with regard to sources, dietary requirements, and health implications. Student interest are


PED 105 Jogging (1) Fall, Winter, Summer

Participation in progressive running programs designed to increase cardiovascular endurance.

PED 108 Physical Conditioning (1) Spring

Basic assessment, maintenance, and improvement of over-all physical fitness.

PED 116 Personal Fitness (1) On Demand

Introduction to diet and weight control techniques as well as assessment and maintenance of personal



HIS 101 World Civilization I (5) Winter, alternate years

A survey course on the development of world civilization up to 1660.

HIS 102 World Civilization II (5) Spring, alternate years

A survey course on the development of world civilization from 1660 to present.

HIS 111 Histor> of the United States to 1865 (5) Winter, alternate years
Emphasis on the Colonial, Revolutionary, early national, and Civil War periods.

HIS 112 History of the United States, 1865 to the Present (5) Spring, alternate years
Emphasis on Reconstruction, liberal nationalism. New Deal, and postwar periods.

HIS 203 Lives of Illustrious Men and Women (2) On Demand

A study of the men and women whose deeds and ideas shaped history.

HIS 205 Men and Movements that Shaped American History (2) On Demand.
A biographical study of American History.

HIS 315 Georgia History (5) Winter

A study of Georgia History from the pre -colonial period to the present with emphasis on the historical,

social, economic and political development of the State.


HIS 480 Special Topics (2) On Demand Courses designed to broaden student's general knowledge of the
discipline through exploration of topics including women's history and the civil rights movement.


MTH 100 Basic Math (5) Summer, Winter

An overview of basic skills in mathematics including ratios and proportion, percent use of fractions and

decimals, systems of measurements and linear equations.

MTH 101 College Algebra (5) Fall, Spring

A study of sets, real numbers, operations, order, inequalities, polynomial factoring, functions, graphs,

exponents, first- and second-degree equations, and systems of equations.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 100 or satisfactory score on mathematics placement test.

MTH 114 Statistics (5) Winter

A study of problems related to statistical procedures as applied to economics, education, the social

sciences, and the life sciences.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 101 or higher.

MTH 118 Quantitative Reasoning (5) On Demand

Mathematical techniques and computer methods will be used in the development of quantitative
reasoning skills. This core focuses on answering questions and solving problems that require quantitative
reasoning. These techniques and methods will be examined in the context of examples taken from the
social sciences, business, economics and other disciplines. The applications of spreadsheets, graphing and
statistical methods will be used.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 101 or higher.

MTH 120 Problem Solving (2) On Demand

Individual and small-group problem solving geared toward real-life situations and nontraditional prob-
lems. The course will provide and introduction to the following problem solving strategies: draw a
diagram, make a systematic list, eliminate possibilities, use matrix logic, look for a pattern, and guess and
check. Divergent thinking and communication skills of writing and oral presentation will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 101 or higher.


MUS 112 Music Survey (5) Winter

A broad survey of music from the Western classical tradition aimed at developing aesthetic awareness

and critical analysis of music from diverse styles and genres.


PHL 149 Introduction to Philosophy (5) On Demand

A survey of the major fields of thought involving those principles which are basic in the making of man's

culture and history.


Political Science

PSC 101 United States Government (5) On Demand

An introduction to political science through an analysis of the political system of the United States.
Topics considered include: basic concepts of political science, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights,
basic governmental institutions, elections and public opinion, political parties and groups, and domestic
and foreign public policy.


PSY 149 Introduction to Psychology (5) Fall

A survey of major topics in psychology including basic neuroanatomy, motivation, learning perception,

personality and abnormal behavior.

This course is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses.

PSY 202 Human Growth and Development (5) Winter

A study of normal life beginning with conception. Important developmental phenomena are considered in

the light of major theories of development.

PSY 321 Social Psychology (5) Spring

A course dealing with behavior as affected by social influences. Major topics include social perception,
social communication (verbal and nonverbal), altruism, attitudes, aggression, and prejudice. Also, applied
areas such as forensic psychology are considered.

PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology (5) Spring

A survey of the causes, characteristics, current theories, and treatments of deviant behavior.


REL 102 Jewish Origins in Context (5) Fall, alternate years

A study of the Hebrew bible, commonly called by Christians the Old Testament, in the context of the
ancient Near Eastern world. The course also will ask students to reflect on the impact of the Hebrew bible
on Western civilization and its implications for the contemporary world.

REL 103 New Testament Writings in Context (5) Fall, alternate years

A study of the New Testament writings in the context of Greco-Roman civilization. The course also will
ask students to reflect on the impact of Christian scriptures on Western civilization and consider their
implications for the contemporary world.


SOC 146 Introduction to Sociology (5) Fall

An introduction to the scientific study of the structure and dynamics of human society.

SOC 247 The Family (5) Spring

An analysis of contemporary marriage and family experiences.


SOC 253 Social Problems (5) Summer

A study of selected social problems in American society which are related to deviant behavior, value

conflict, or social disorganization.

SOC 299 Introduction to Human Services (5) On Demand

An introduction to generalist human services. Emphasis is placed on the historical development of the

profession as well as exposure to various career opportunities in the helping profession.

SOC 306 America's Children (5) Winter

An analysis of current issues confronting America's children.

SOC 307 Criminology (5) Summer

A multi-disciplinary examination of criminal behavior and corrections, with an emphases on competing
theories regarding the origins and incidence of criminality and the social forces underlying criminal and
deviant behavior.


SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I (5) Fall, Spring

A course for beginners with intensive practice in oral conmiunications, pronunciation, essentials of

grammar, and where possible, reading of simple prose.

SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II (5) Winter
A continuation of Spanish 101.


SPC 105 Speech Fundamentals (5) On Demand

A course emphasizing development of organizational and delivery skills through individual speaking

exercises in a variety of formats including informative, demonstrative and persuasive.

Theatre Arts

THA 101 Drama Survey I (5) On Demand

A survey of the discovery of theatre, beginning in ancient Greece and continuing through the rise of
Realism. Students will study theatre as a developed art form through the reading, viewing and discussion
of plays representing diverse eras of history.

THA 102 Drama Survey II (5) On Demand

A survey of the discovery of theatre from the rise of Realism through contemporary drama. Students will

study theatre as a developed art form through the reading, viewing & discussion of plays representing

diverse eras of history.

THA 184 Acting I (5) On Demand

A course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of acting for the stage. Course will include

achievement of self and sensory awareness, relaxation, concentration and beginning scene and text




B.S., M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Clemson


McMuIlen, Linda (1999)

Assistant Professor of Organizational
Barber-Knoll. Kim (1995) Leadership, Director of Evening College

Chair, Theatre Department: Professor of Theater g ^ jyj ^ Geneva College

Arts; B.S., University of Tennessee;
M.F.A. Universitv of California at Los Angeles

Bearden, Cindi (2001)

Associate Professor of Business
B.S. Jacksonville State University;
M.Acc. University of Alabama;
Certified Public Accountant

Birkeli. Jon (1987)

Chair. Business Department; Ely R. Callaway,
Sr. Professor in International Business
A.B. Lenoir- Rhyne College;
Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Blair, Sandra (2000)

Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. LaGrange College;
M.S.N. Georgia State University

Davls-Nozemack. Karie D (2007)

Assistant Professor, Business and Accountancy
B.A. Emory University, M.TX. Georgia State
University, J.D., Washington and Lee University

O'Connor, Francis (1997)

Associate Professor of Latin American Studies,
Head of Sociology & Anthropology Department
B.A., University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., Idaho State University;
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Shelhorse, Jr., Bailey Brooks (1968)

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

A.B., LaGrange College;

M.A., Louisiana State University

M.Ed., Washington State University;

M.S., University of Evansville;

Ph.D., Georgia State University

Williamson, Phillip R. (1969)

Associate Professor of Health and Physical
Education; Director of Athletics;
B.S., M.S., Troy State University

Kovack, William (2006)

Assistant Professor of Business

B.A., M.B.A., Michigan State University

Lingenfelter, Alvin (2003)

Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Mississippi College; M.Div.. Duke

Divinity School

Livingston, Donald R. (2001)

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., Drexel University; M.Ed., West Chester

University; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University

McClanahan, Greg A. (1988)

Professor of Mathematics; Chair of the Division
of Mathematics and Science: Chair of the
Mathematics Department


Adjunct Faculty

Ayers, Susan

Instructor, Public Health
B.S.N., LaGrange College;
M.P.H., Emory University

Barry, Robert J.

Instructor, Business Administration

B.S., Coker College;

M.A., Pepperdine University

Barrientos, Obed

Instructor, Spanish

B.A., Nuevo Leon State University;

M.A., LaGrange College

Brown, Katherine

Instructor, Education

B.A., M.Ed., LaGrange College

Callaway, Patricia

Instructor, Music

B.A. Emory; M.M. State University of West

Georgia; D.M.A., University of Georgia

Darden, John G.

Instructor, Sociology

B.S., M.S., Auburn University

Denney, Louise

Instructor, Mathematics
B.S., College of Charleston;
M.Ed., West Georgia College

Neal, Sarah

Instructor, English

B.A. University of Georgia; M.A. Texas A&M

Riggs, John

Instructor, Speech and Theatre Arts

B.A., California state; M.F.A., Florida Atlantic


Riggs, Tracy Clahan

Instructor, Speech and Theatre Arts
B.F.A., Catholic University;
M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University

Royster, Brenda

Instructor, Sociology

B.A., M.A., University of West Georgia

Strickland, Monty

Instructor, Human Development
B.A., M.Ed., LaGrange College

Williams, Janice

Instructor, Psychology & Public Health
B.A., University of Rochester;
M.A., University of Maryland;
PhD., University of Maryland

Williams, Misty

Instructor, English

B.S. Athens State University;

M.Ed., Ed.S., University of West Georgia

Flor, Douglas L.

Instructor, Psychology

B.A., M.S., North Dakota State University

PhD University of Georgia

Hardwick, Isabella

B.S., Concordia University
M.P.H., Emory University

Hargrett, Chastity

Instructor, Computer Science and Information


B.A., LaGrange College

MISM., DeVry University

Mixon, Tiffany

Instructor, Computer Science
and Information Systems
B.A., MBA, LaGrange College


Our Campus

Cason J. Callaway Science Building

Built in 1972, this three-story brick building is supplied with the latest equipment for instruction in

general science, biology, chemistry, math, and physics. The building is named in memory of a former

member of the College's Board of Trustees.

Fuller E. Callaway Academic Building

Completed in 1981 and renovated in 2000, the Fuller E. Callaway Academic Building houses the

Departments of Nursing, Psychology, History, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology.

Lamar Dodd Art Center

Completed in 1982, this building provides a physical environment and the equipment needed for art
instruction as well as gallery space for the College's outstanding art collection. The building is named in
honor of the late Lamar Dodd, a Georgia artist who was reared in LaGrange and whose paintings won
international recognition.

Louise Anderson Manget Building

Built in 1959 and renovated in 2001, the Louise Anderson Manget Building houses the Division of
Humanities, including the Departments of English, Latin American Studies and Modem Languages, and
Religion and Philosophy.

Price Theatre

Completed in 1975, this dramatic arts building seats 280 and houses classrooms for the Department of
Theatre Arts, faculty offices, scenery workshop, dressing rooms, costume room, actors' lounge, and a
black box theatre.

Quillian Building

Built in 1949, this facility is named in memory of a former president, Hubert T. Quillian, who served
from 1938-1948. It currently houses the offices of the Chaplain, the Core and Interim programs, and
Information Technology.

Smith Hall

The oldest building on the campus, the main portion of the building was constructed in 1842 of
handmade brick formed from native clay. An addition was built in 1887 and a major renovation was
completed in 1989 at a cost of over $2.5 million. The building now houses classrooms, seminar rooms,
and offices including Evening College. Smith Hall was named in memory of Mrs. Oreon Smith, wife of
a former president of the College, Rufus W. Smith, who served from 1885 until his death in 19 15. The
building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sunny Gables Alumni House

Built by Mary and Julia Nix in 1924, Sunny Gables Alumni House is an outstanding example of early
twentieth century Tudor Revival architecture designed by P. Thornton Marye and is now part of the
National Register of Historic Places' Vernon Road Historic District.


The Chapel

Built in 1965, the materials used in the construction of the Chapel link it with Christian worship in La-
Grange and other parts of the world. Included in the structure are two stained glass windows made in
Belgium more than 100 years ago; a stone from the temple of Apollo at Corinth, Greece; a stone from
the Benedictine Monastery, lona, Scotland; and a stone from St. George's Chapel, Windsor, England.
Regular worship services are held when the College is in session.

Hawkes Hall

Completed in 19 11, this four-story brick building is named in memory of Mrs. Harriet Hawkes, mother
of College benefactor, the late A.K. Hawkes. The building houses women students on the second, third,
and fourth floors. Faculty offices and classrooms for the Education Department occupy the ground floor.
Also on the second floor is the Nixon Parlor, named in honor of long-time supporter of the College,
Winifred Adams Nixon '33.

Callaway Educational Building

Built in 1965 and renovated in 1994, the building on the South Campus houses the Music Department,
offices of Intercollegiate and Intramural Athletics, and offices of the Department of Health and Physical
Education. The facility includes state-of-the-art electronic music equipment, a recording studio, a fitness
center, a gymnasium, and faculty offices.

The Banks Building

Originally built in 1963, the building served the campus as it's library until the Frank & Laura Lewis
Library opened in February 2009. After renovation, the building opened in September 2009 and houses
the Executive offices, admission, financial aid, business office, and the registrar.



Ifoi Can Find Your Place in Evening Cofe

LaGrange College Evening College

601 Broad Street

Smith Hall Room 226

LaGrange, GA 30240

Phone: 706.880.8298 or 1.800.593.2885

Web Address: www.lagrange.edu

Email: evening @ lagrange.edu