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2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog
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May 2006

The University of Alabama 2006–08 Undergraduate Catalog was produced by the Office of Publications, a division of University Advancement's Office of Marketing and Communications.

Cover Designer: Sharon Waites
Co-managing Editors: Benita Crepps and Christine Dietsch
Photography: Public Relations and Marketing and Communications


Administration—Donna Maples
About the University—Hank Lazer
    Vice Presidents' Offices
        Academic Affairs—Judy L. Bonner
        Community Affairs—Samory Pruitt
        Financial Affairs—Lynda Gilbert
        Research—Keith McDowell
        Student Affairs—Margaret Ingram King
        University Advancement—Tom Martz
    Support Units
        Paul W. Bryant Museum—Jan Scurlock Adams
        CCET—Nancy Earnest
        Japan Program—B. Jane Stanfield
        Japan Culture and Information Center—B. Jane Stanfield
        Libraries at The University of Alabama—Kate Ragsdale
        Oak Ridge Associated Universities—Keith McDowell
        Office of Information Technology—Jaclyn Whitehorn
        Testing and Data Management Services—Roger J. Thompson
        University of Alabama Museums—Randy Mecredy
        University of Alabama Press—Judith Knight
    Accreditation—John Schmitt
Admissions—Roger J. Thompson
Academic Records—Roger J. Thompson
Tuition and Other Expenses—Sylvia Fulgham
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships—Roger J. Thompson
Support Programs and Services for Students
    Action Card—Sharon Styron
    Bama Dining—Gretchen Davis
    Center for Teaching and Learning—Elva E. Bradley
    Disability Services—Judy Thorpe
    English Writing Center—Carol Howell
    International Services—B. Jane Stanfield
    Student Affairs—Margaret Ingram King
    Transportation Services—Ronnie Robertson
    University Police—Lee Harris
Code of Student Conduct—Margaret Ingram King
Military Programs
    Army ROTC—Jeffrey M. Reilly
    Air Force ROTC—Channing McGee
College of Continuing Studies—Johnnie Blackburn
Honors College
    University Honors Program—Fran Oneal
    Computer-Based Honors Program—Shane Sharpe
    International Honors Program—Fran Oneal
Special Academic Programs
    Capstone International—B. Jane Stanfield
    Cooperative Education Program—Roy Gregg
    Initiative for Ethics and Social Responsibility—Allison S. Stagg
    National Student Exchange—Tom Strong
    University Scholars Program—Patti Harrison
Colleges and Schools
    College of Arts and Sciences—Gail Hasson
    Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration—Tom C. Canterbury
    College of Communication and Information Sciences—Mark Nelson
    College of Community Health Sciences—Pat Murphy
    College of Education—Kathy Wetzel
    College of Engineering—Kevin W. Whitaker
    College of Human Environmental Sciences—Olivia Kendrick
    Capstone College of Nursing—Donna Packa
    School of Social Work—Kathleen Bolland
Interim Program—Hank Lazer
English Language Institute—Bill Wallace

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 University of Alabama, Office of Environmental Health and Safety (205-348-5905).

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 Campus Security Report is provided in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and is available online to view or print at The Alabama Department of Public Safety, a state agency, also provides an online listing of sex offenders currently registered with the state. This listing is available on the Alabama Department of Public Safety website at (click on the "Sex Offenders" link). For information regarding the enrollment or employment of registered sex offenders at The University of Alabama, or to request a printed copy of the Campus Security Report, write The University of Alabama, University Police, Attention: Community Services Division, Box 870180, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0180.

Academic Calendar

The University's current academic calendar can be viewed online at by first selecting "A" from the site's index and then selecting "Academic Calendar."

Although the publisher of this catalog has made every reasonable effort to attain factual accuracy herein, no responsibility is assumed for editorial, clerical, or printing errors or error occasioned by honest mistake. All information contained in this catalog is subject to change by the appropriate officials of The University of Alabama without prior notice.

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