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2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog
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May 2002

The University of Alabama 2002-04 Undergraduate Catalog was produced by the Office of Marketing Communications, a division of University Advancement's Office of University Relations.

Designer: Laura Lineberry
Managing Editor: Tracy R. Sims
Photography: Office of University Relations

Catalog Coordinators

Administration — Ms. Roxanne Gregg
About the University — Dr. Hank Lazer
      Vice Presidents' Offices
            Academic Affairs — Dr. Nancy S. Barrett
            Financial Affairs — Mr. Robert A. Wright
            Student Affairs — Dr. Sybil R. Todd
            University Advancement — Mr. Jeffrey P. McNeill
      Support Units
            Center for Communication and Educational Technology — Dr. Larry Rainey
            Japan Program — Dr. Marilyn B. Emplaincourt
            Japan Culture and Information Center — Mrs. Satoko Seale
            Oak Ridge Associated Universities — Dr. Robert A. Griffin
            Seebeck Computer Center — Ms. Jaclyn Whitehorn
            Testing and Data Management Services — Dr. Lisa B. Harris
            Libraries at The University of Alabama — Ms. Kate Ragsdale
            University of Alabama Museums — Ms. Kristi Wheeler-Griffin
            University of Alabama Press — Dr. Judith Knight
      Accreditation — Dr. John Schmitt
Admissions — Dr. Lisa B. Harris
Academic Records — Dr. Roger J. Thompson
Tuition and Other Expenses — Ms. Blenda Given
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships — Ms. Michelle Boteler
Support Programs and Services for Students
      Action Card — Ms. Jeanine Brooks
      Campus Dining — Mr. Tim VanderMeersch
      Center for Teaching and Learning — Ms. Elva E. Bradley
      Disability Services — Ms. Judy Thorpe
      English Writing Center — Ms. Carol Howell
      International Services — Ms. Katie Gilbert
      Student Affairs — Dr. Sybil R. Todd
      Transportation Services — Mr. Van James
      UADPS — Ms. Beth Turner
Code of Student Conduct — Dr. Kathleen P. Cramer
Military Programs
      Army ROTC — Mrs. Myra Koster
      Air Force ROTC — Major William C. Pemberton
College of Continuing Studies — Mr. Allan Guenther
Honors Programs
      University Honors Program — Ms. Shirley Culp
      Computer-Based Honors Program — Dr. Cathy J. Randall
      International Honors Program — Dr. Ron Robel
Special Academic Programs
      Capstone International — Dr. B. Jane Stanfield
      Cooperative Education Program — Mr. Roy Gregg
      National Student Exchange — Dr. Tom Strong
Colleges and Schools
      College of Arts and Sciences — Dr. Gail Hasson
      Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration — Mr. Tom C. Canterbury
      College of Communication and Information Sciences — Dr. Mark Nelson
      College of Community Health Sciences — Ms. Pat Murphy
      College of Education — Dr. W. Ross Palmer
      College of Engineering — Dr. Kevin Whitaker
      College of Human Environmental Sciences — Dr. Milla Boschung
      Capstone College of Nursing — Dr. Donna Packa
      School of Social Work — Dr. Ginny Raymond
Interim Program — Dr. Hank Lazer
English Language Institute — Mr. Bill Wallace
Academic Calendar — Ms. Brenda Hunter

Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment

The University of Alabama complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or services, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries and concerns regarding this policy may be directed to Ms. Gwendolyn Hood, University Compliance Officer, 171 Rose Administration Building, Box 870300, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0300; (205) 348-5855 (Voice/TDD). This notice is available in alternative formats upon request.

The University of Alabama is committed to making its programs and services available to individuals with disabilities and seeks to be responsive to qualified students with disabilities. Enrolled students with disabilities are invited to contact the Office of Disability Services, Box 870185, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0185; (205) 348-4285. Those visiting the University for campus tours or special events are encouraged to contact the sponsoring office or department in advance so appropriate provisions may be made.

University of Alabama Bloodborne Pathogen Policy

The University of Alabama bloodborne pathogen policy, approved in February 1993, requires each administrative unit of the University to conduct a risk-appraisal survey during October and November of each year to "identify employees and students at risk for occupational or student academic exposure to bloodborne pathogens." All units in which students or employees are at risk must then develop an "exposure control plan." Employees and students at risk are required to receive the hepatitis B vaccination series, submit proof of immunity to the hepatitis B virus (or proof of vaccination), or sign a statement declining the vaccine. Employees and students who are at risk are also required to receive training about bloodborne pathogens. For further information about this policy, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (205-348-5905), the University Health Service (205-348-6262), or the divisional dean's office.

Campus Security Report

Each year, The University of Alabama publishes the UA Annual Campus Security Report. It contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years. It also details UA security policies and procedures. The report is provided in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and is available online at You may also request a printed copy of the report by calling the University Police Community Services Lieutenant at (205) 348-8361; by writing University Police, Attention: Community Services Lieutenant, Box 870180, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0180; or by e-mailing
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