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2010-11 Olivet College Academic Catalog
Academic Programs

Actuarial Science
Aerospace Science
Biochemistry
Biological Illustration
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration Concentrations

Chemistry
Commercial Design
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Special Education Teaching-Emotionally Impaired Learning Disabled

English
English/Language Arts

Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Financial Management
Financial Planning
French
General Business
Geography
Health
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport
History
Humanities
Insurance and Risk Management
Journalism and Mass Communication
Language Arts
Master of Business Administration in Insurance
Marketing Management
Mathematics
Music
Music Concentrations
Music Education

Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Veterinary
Religious Studies and Ethics
Science
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Speech
Visual Arts
Women’s and Gender Studies
World Languages
Writing

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
Mathematics Department

Actuarial Science Major
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Actuarial Scicence requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum major GPA of 2.00. The Actuarial Science major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about portfolio requirements.

Actuarial Science Major (58 semester hours)
Required Computer Science Courses (8 semester hours)
CS 140* Computer Science I (4)
CS 240* Computer Science II (4)

Required Mathematics Courses (28 semester hours)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 232* Statistics (4)
MTH 241* Probability (3)
MTH 253* Calculus III (4)
MTH 320* Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 354* Differential Equations (3)
MTh 405* Advanced Calculus (3)

Required Business Courses (9 semester hours)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202* Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 316 Financial Management I (3)

Required Economics Courses (6 semester hours)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202* Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Required Insurance and Risk Management Courses (6 semester hours)
IRM 221 Principles of Insurance and Risk Management (3)
IRM 490 Strategic Management of Insurance Enterprise (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have
prerequisites. See course descriptions for details.

Required Interdisciplinary Courses (1-3 semester hours)
IDS 390 Cooperative Education (1-3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

AEROSPACE SCIENCE
Natural and Physical Sciences Department

The Air Force ROTC Program allows Olivet College students to earn 17-24 aerospace elective credits toward graduation through participation in an off-campus ROTC program. The first year and first 2 credits of the program are viewed as an opportunity to explore the Air Force with no obligations. At the beginning of the second year, students wishing to continue with the program are expected to serve in the Air Force. After completion of the ROTC program, successful students enter into officer candidate school with an obligation to serve in the Air Force for four-10 years depending on the program they have selected. The ROTC program presents scholarship opportunities as well as summer programs. The physical fitness component of the program will be fulfilled on the Olivet College campus.

BIOCHEMISTRY
Natural and Physical Sciences Department

John Wilterding
Chair, Natural and Physical Sciences Department;
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
(269) 749-7634

(faculty bio)

The Biochemistry Program provides education in inorganic, organic, biological, analytical and physical chemistries, and provides essential training for those wishing to enter medical professional school or graduate education in many of the sciences. Majors and minors in chemistry may apply their education to research, toxicology, biomedical studies, teaching and other areas. A major or minor in one of the chemistries can be paired with programs in biology or environmental science (see Biology, Science); the biochemistry major can be very useful in pre-medical studies.

A bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The Olivet College biochemistry major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

This information is a general overview. It should not be viewed as the final authority on degree requirements. Speak with your portfolio mentor or career advisor to plan a specific program of study.

Biochemistry Major

Major Courses (44-45 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:
BIO 111 Principles of Biology Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 311* Pathphysiology (3)
OR
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
BIO 401* Cell Biology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 332* Biochemistry-Biomolecules andMetabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry-Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
CEM 431* Molecular Biology Techniques (3)

Complete either of the following:
CEM 221* Analytical Chemistry I (3)
WITH
CEM 223* Analytical Chemistry Lab (2)
OR
CEM 401* Physical Chemistry (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Course numbers followed by a dagger (†) have corequisites. See course descriptions for details.

NOTE: Some courses are not offered every year; students should check with their career advisor and watch for announcements concerning course offerings.

Students interested in pursuing a professional (dental, medical or veterinary) degree or graduate study should consult a career advisor in the sciences as soon as possible. There are specific courses required or recommended for admission to graduate or professional school, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics and specific electives applicable to the area the student wishes to pursue. For information about pre-dental, pre-medical and pre-veterinary studies, see recommendations for biochemistry majors.

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Biochemistry Minor

The Olivet College biochemistry minor requires successful completion of 29 semester hours as outlined below. This minor prepares a student taking biology with a pre-medical
concentration for most of the prerequisites that many of the pre-professional schools require.

CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 332* Biochemistry: Biomolecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry: Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
CEM 431* Molecular Biology Techniques (3)
PHA 201*† College Physics I (3)
PHA 202*† College Physics II (3)
PHA 203*† College Physics Lab I (1)
PHA 204*† College Physics Lab II (1)
MTH 150* Pre-Calculus (4) or MTH 151* Calculus (4)

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BIOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATION
See Visual Arts Department

BIOLOGY
Natural and Physical Sciences Department

John Wilterding
Chair, Natural and Physical Sciences Department;
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
(269) 749-7634

(faculty bio)

The biology program at Olivet College is designed to introduce students to the major aspects of modern biology and its applications. A broad range of dynamic courses are offered including basic biological principles, ecological and natural sciences, and medically oriented classes. Students participate in hands-on experiences both in the laboratory and in the field, and have the opportunity to work with faculty on research and independent study
projects. Course offerings are enhanced through use of the Kirkelldel Biological Preserve, a college owned biological preserve containing a wide variety of habitats, located a few minutes from campus, as well as a large collection of natural history specimens, including many fossils, rocks and minerals, mollusc shells, mammals, birds and insects.
The biology program provides a strong foundation for students interested in entering medical professional schools and graduate school, and serves individuals seeking certification in elementary or secondary teaching. It also is a major component of the environmental science major and minor, and the science elementary teaching major and
minor, listed under Science in this catalog.

Biology Major

A bachelor of arts degree in biology requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
      The Olivet College biology major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
This major is for students who are interested in general biology or who are not interested in a specific concentration. Complementary minors include environmental science, chemistry, HPERS and social science, depending on the interests of the individual.

Major Courses (42 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (17 semester hours):

BIO 111 Principles of Biology: Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Complete 25 semester hours from the following
(at least six semester hours at the 300-level or above):

ART 271* Biological Illustration: Fundamental (3)
BIO 150* Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 160* Introductory Botany (4)
BIO 202* Comparative Vertebrate Biology (3)
BIO 207* Microbiology (3)
BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
BIO 210* Entomology (3)
BIO 211* Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIO 212* Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIO 216 Ornithology (3)
BIO 305 Ethology (3)
BIO 311* Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 312* Parasitology (3)
BIO 313* Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 345* Fundamentals of Neuroscience (3)
BIO 401* Cell Biology (3)
BIO 402* Ecosystems Ecology (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
BIO 415 Research in Biology (1–3)
BIO 418 Independent Study (1–3)
BIO 431 Molecular Biology Techniques (3)
CEM 332* Biochemistry-Biomolecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry-Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
ED 322* Methods of Teaching Hands-On Science in the Elementary School (2)
ED 396* Teaching Methods in Science [Secondary] (2)
SA 307 Biocultural Ecology (3)
SCI 350* Gender, Race and Science (3)
SCI 410 Topics in Science (1–3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours. See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Course numbers followed by a dagger (†) have corequisites. See course descriptions for details.

NOTE: Some courses are not offered every year; students should check with their career advisor and watch for announcements concerning course offerings.

Biology majors may take SCI 102 (Biological Science) but the credits will not count toward the biology major.

BIO 418 (Independent Study) is a course on a topic of interest to the student that is not offered in the catalog. A student must initiate the independent study paperwork by mid-term the semester prior to the course.

Credit may be awarded for internships done in the area of biology or a related field (environmental science, biochemistry, etc.).

Students interested in pursuing a professional (dental, pharmace, optometry, medical or veterinary) degree or graduate study should consult a career advisor in the sciences as soon as possible. There are specific courses required or recommended for admission to graduate or professional school, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics and specific electives applicable to the area the student wishes to pursue.

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Biology Major
Ecology and Organismal Biology Concentration

This concentration is for students with interest in field biology, zoology, botany, ecology and related areas. Complementary minors include environmental science and economics.

Biology—Ecology and Organismal Biology Concentration Major Courses
(42 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (28 semester hours):

BIO 111 Principles of Biology: Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 150* Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 160* Introductory Botany (4)
BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
BIO 202* Comparative Vertebrate Biology (3)
BIO 207* Microbiology (3)
BIO 210* Entomology (3)
BIO 216 Ornithology (3)
BIO 305 Ethology (3)
BIO 311* Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 312* Parasitology (3)
BIO 313* Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 402* Ecosystem Ecology (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
BIO 415 Research in Biology (1–3)
BIO 418 Independent Study (1–3)
CEM 332* Biochemistry-Molecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry-Molecular genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
SCI 107 Environmental Science (3)
SCI 410 Topics in Science (1–3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Course numbers followed by a dagger (†) have corequisites. See course descriptions for details.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours. See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

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Biology Major Pre-Medical Studies Concentration

This concentration is for students interested in pursuing further education in human medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, physician’s assistant or other
allied health fields. Complementary minors include chemistry, HPERS and environmental science for those interested in environmental health.

Biology—Pre-medical Studies Concentration Major Courses (41 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (32 semester hours):

BIO 111 Principles of Biology: Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 207* Microbiology (3)
BIO 211* Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIO 212* Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIO 311* Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 401* Cell Biology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Complete nine semester hours from the following:
BIO 150* Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 202* Comparative Vertebrate Biology (3)
BIO 210* Entomology (3)
BIO 216 Ornithology (3)
BIO 305 Ethology (3)
BIO 312* Parasitology (3)
BIO 313* Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 345* Fundamentals to Neuroscience (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
BIO 415 Research in Biology (1–3)
BIO 418 Independent Study (1–3)
CEM 332* Biochemistry-Molecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry-Molecular genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology (3)
SCI 350* Gender, Race and Science (3)
SCI 410 Topics in Science (1–3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Course numbers followed by a dagger (†) have corequisites. See course descriptions for details.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours. See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

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Biology Major
Biomedical/Molecular Biology Concentration

This concentration is for students interested in careers in biomedical research, pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology, genetics and related areas. Complementary minors include chemistry and environmental science.

Biology—Biomedical/Molecular Biology Concentration Major Courses
(47 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (35 semester hours):

BIO 111 Principles of Biology: Molecules to Cells(3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 401* Cell Biology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
BIO 431* Molecular Biology Techniques (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
CEM 332* Biochemistry-Molecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry-Molecular genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
SCI 421* Senior Seminar in Science (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
BIO 207* Microbiology (3)
BIO 311* Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 312* Parasitology (3)
BIO 313* Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
BIO 415 Research in Biology (1–3)
BIO 418 Independent Study (1–3)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2)
BIO 345* Fundamentals to Neuroscience (3)
SCI 410 Topics in Science (1–3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Course numbers followed by a dagger (†) have corequisites. See course descriptions for details.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours. See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Business Administration Department

John Homer
Chair, Business Administration Department; Professor of Economics
(269) 749-7662

(faculty bio)

The Business Administration Department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in Business Administration, Business Comprehensive Group Secondary Teaching, Business Group Secondary Teaching, Financial Management, Financial Planning, General Business and Risk Management and Insurance. There are concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing and a minor in General Business.

The student must demonstrate competency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Power Point, Word and Internet usage. The student will demonstrate knowledge and applications of ethical business standards and commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Business Administration majors and minors are designed to combine a strong liberal arts education with courses and activities related to the nature and operation of profit and nonprofit organizations. Each of our courses emphasizes a strategic management approach to decision making and problem solving. Students do not just memorize jargon and facts, they develop strong analytical and group project skills by working with case studies of “real world” problems. We strongly encourage professional internship experiences - this gives our students an advanced look at the career area they are interested in, and a feel for the business environment in general. We also encourage lifelong professional development and learning. In this way, we feel the students will be better equipped to adapt to rapidly changing business environments. The bottom line: our students will be prepared to make a contribution in the business community or graduate school classroom.

Business students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course that is a prerequisite for major and minor courses.

The Olivet College business comprehensive group teaching major requires successful completion of 48 semester hours of business courses and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Business Comprehensive Group Teaching Major

Major Requirements (48 semester hours)
BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202* Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212* Business Law I (3)
BUS 213* Business Law II (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 407* Marketing Research (3)
BUS 408* Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 484* International Marketing (3)
BUS 490* Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
CS 110* Computer Information Systems I (3)
CS 116* Computer Web Design (3)
CS 210* Computer Information Systems II (3)
CS 3XX Computer Communications and Networking (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. See course descriptions for details.

Recommended Electives
BUS 295* Financial Statement Analysis (3)
BUS 311* Advertising (3)
BUS 321* Public Relations (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
ED 201 Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202 Psych of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203 Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School *ED 201, 202, 203 (2)
ED 310* Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 375* Teaching Methods in Business Administration (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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Business Group Secondary Teaching Major

The Olivet College business group secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 36 semester hours of business courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Requirements (36 semester hours)
BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202* Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212* Business Law I (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 484* International Marketing (3)
BUS 490* Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)
CS 110* Computer Information Systems I (3)
CS 116* Computer Web Design (3)
CS 210* Computer Information Systems II (3)
CS 3XX Computer Communications and Newworking (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Recommended Electives
BUS 295* Financial Statement Analysis (3)
BUS 311* Advertising (3)
BUS 321* Public Relations (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
ED 201 Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202 Psych of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203 Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (2)
ED 310* Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 375* Teaching Methods in Business Administration (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course description for details.

Business Administration Core

All students concentrating in marketing management, financial management or general business must successfully complete each of the following courses.

Major Courses (39 semester hours)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202* Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212 Business Law I (3)
BUS 213* Business Law II (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 316* Financial Management I (3)
CS 210* Advanced Computer Information Systems (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

All business administration students must successfully complete three semester hours of the following:
ECO 301* Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECO 302* Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

All business administration students must successfully complete three semester hours of the following:
BUS 340* Global Marketing Perspectives (3)
BUS 484* International Marketing (3)

All business administration students must successfully complete three semester hours of the following:
BUS 490* Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)
ECO 490* Managerial Economics (3)

NOTE:
1. Students planning to go on to graduate school must complete the following: ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics, MTH 151, MTH 152, Calculus I and Calculus II.
2. Fluency in a foreign language is highly recommended for all business students.
3. Accounting concentration students are strongly urged to complete ECO 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics.
4. Select at least one concentration.

Concentrations

Students who wish to enroll in 300- and 400-level courses in business administration and economics must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average and must maintain that average in order to continue to take 300-level and 400-level courses in the department.

Students must successfully complete fifteen to eighteen semester hours
(depending on the concentration) in one of the following concentrations:

Marketing (15 semester hours)
Students pursuing the business administration major with a concentration in marketing must successfully complete each of the following:

BUS 311* Advertising (3)
BUS 312* Sales and Sales Management (3)
BUS 321* Public Relations (3)
BUS 407* Marketing Research (3)
CS 116* Web Design and Development (3)

Management (15 semester hours)
Students pursuing the business administration major with a concentration in management must successfully complete each of the following:

FP 425 Employee Benefits (3)
BUS 405* Production Management (3)
BUS 406* Human Resources (3) BUS 408* Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 412* Small Business Management (3)

Concentration in Accounting
(18 semester hours)
Students pursuing the business administration major with a concentration in accounting must successfully complete each of the following:

BUS 301* Intermediate Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 302* Intermediate Financial Accounting II(3)
BUS 304* Cost Accounting (3)
BUS 305* Accounting Information Systems(3)
BUS 409* Auditing (3)
BUS 411* Tax Accounting (3)

Concentration in Finance
(15 semester hours)
Students pursuing the business administration major with a concentration in finance must successfully complete each of the following:

BUS 295* Financial Statement Analysis (3)
BUS 317* Financial Management II (3)
BUS 304* Cost Accounting (3)
BUS 409* Auditing (3)
ECO 401* Money, Credit, and Banking (3)

Concentration in General Business
(15 semester hours)

Students pursuing the business administration major with a concentration in general business must successfully complete the Business Administration Core plus an additional fifteen semester hours of 300- or 400-level business and economics courses that were not taken in the major or in any other business major, minor, or concentration. No more than six additional semester hours semester hours may be taken from the economics area.

Business Administration Minor

(27 semester hours)

BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202* Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212 Business Law I (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 304* Cost Accounting (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 490* Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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CHEMISTRY
Natural and Physical Sciences Department

John Wilterding
Chair, Natural and Physical Sciences Department;
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
(269) 749-7634

(faculty bio)

The Chemistry Program provides education in inorganic, organic, biological, analytical and physical chemistries, and provides essential training for those wishing to enter medical professional school or graduate education in many of the sciences. Majors and minors in chemistry may apply their education to research, toxicology, biomedical studies, forensic science, teaching and other areas. A major or minor in chemistry can be paired with
programs in biology, environmental science or biochemistry. The combined chemistry major with forensic science minor is excellent preparation for the student who is interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigation.

Chemistry Major

A bachelor of arts degree in chemistry requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0. The Olivet College chemistry major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major courses (56 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (47 semester hours)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 221† Analytical Chemistry (3)
CEM 223† Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 301* Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CEM 401* Physical Chemistry (3)
CEM 420* Chemical Instrumentation (3)
CEM 440* Topics in Chemistry (3)
PHA 201*† College Physics I (3)
PHA 202*† College Physics II (3)
PHA 203*† College Physics Lab I (1)
PHA 204*† College Physics Lab II (1)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152 Calculus II (4) (strongly recommended)

Complete nine semester hours from the following:
CEM electives 300-level or above

NOTE: MTH 152 Calculus II (4) is strongly recommended.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Chemistry Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in chemistry secondary teaching requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.75. The Olivet College chemistry major with secondary teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements. The Olivet College chemistry secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 42 semester hours of chemistry courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (42 semester hours)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 221† Analytical Chemistry (3)
CEM 223† Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 332* Biochemistry: Biomolecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry: Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
CEM 401* Physical Chemistry (3)
CEM 420* Chemical Instrumentation (3)
CEM 431* Molecular Biology Techniques (3)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)

Complete each of the following education courses (30 semester hours)
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 396* Teaching Methods in Science (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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Chemistry Major with combined Forensic Science Minor

This unique major/minor combination allows students interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigation to complete pertinent course work in both the sciences and criminal justice. The forensic science minor may only be pursued in combination with the chemistry major, as described below; it may not be combined with any other major.
A bachelor of arts degree in chemistry with a combined forensic science minor requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0. The Olivet College chemistry major/forensic science minor requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Complete each of the following (56 semester hours)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 221† Analytical Chemistry (3)
CEM 223† Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 301* Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CEM 332* Biochemistry: Biomolecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 333* Biochemistry: Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis (3)
CEM 401* Physical Chemistry (3)
CEM 420* Chemical Instrumentation (3)
CEM 431* Molecular Biology Techniques (3)
CEM 440* Topics in Chemistry
PHA 201*† College Physics I (3)
PHA 202*† College Physics II (3)
PHA 203*† College Physics Lab I (1)
PHA 204*† College Physics Lab II (1)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)

NOTE: MTH 152 Calculus II (4) is strongly recommended.

Complete the following 27 semester hours to add the forensic science minor:
CS 110 Computer Information Systems (3)
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 280* Criminal Law and Jurisprudence (3)
CJ 290* Search and Seizure (3)
CJ 360* Criminal Investigation (3)
CJ 430* Crime Scene Investigation (3)
BIO 105 Human Biology (3)
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 311* Pathology (3)
CEM 418* Forensic Laboratory Internship

NOTE: CEM 418 Forensic Laboratory Internship is strongly recommended.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Chemistry Minor

The Olivet College chemistry minor requires successful completion of 26 semester hours as outlined below.

Complete each of the following (26 semester hours)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 221† Analytical Chemistry (3)
CEM 223† Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 301* Inorganic Chemistry (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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Chemistry Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College chemistry secondary teaching minor requires successful completion of 33 semester hours as outlined below, in addition to education courses and a major.

Complete each of the following (33 semester hours)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 221† Analytical Chemistry (3)
CEM 223† Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
CEM 231*† Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232*† Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CEM 332* Biochemistry: Biomolecules and Metabolism (3)
CEM 401* Physical Chemistry (3)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

COMMERCIAL DESIGN
See Visual Arts Department

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Ross Bohms
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department;
Professor of Computer Science        
(269) 749-7135

 

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers programs that lead to a major in actuarial science, majors and minors in mathematics, and majors and minors in both mathematics elementary teaching and mathematics secondary teaching. The first course in the mathematics program is MTH 151 (Calculus I). Placement into this course usually requires four years of high school college preparatory mathematics or the equivalent as a prerequisite. The department also offers a sequence of supplementary classes designed to help students fill any gaps in their secondary math preparation. These classes, numbered 100, 109 and 150, are designed to meet students needs for high school general math, high school algebra, and high school trigonometry. They do not count toward a major or minor in mathematics.

Mathematics classes are generally small, making it possible for students to receive significant individual attention. In addition, math tutors are available in the Student Resource Center.

The computer science program stresses both theory and practice, with an emphasis on the latter. A series of required courses stress the fundamentals, whereas elective courses provide the opportunity to explore advanced topics. Both the required and elective courses provide exposure to a wide variety of software and hardware concepts.The computer science program provides a foundation for a career in the computer field or entry into a graduate program in computer science.

Computer Science Major

A bachelor of arts degree in computer science requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The Olivet College computer science major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (48 semester hours)
Required Computer Science Courses (29 semester hours)

CS 130 Principles of Computing (4)
CS 140* Computer Science I (4)
CS 240* Computer Science II (4)
CS 270* Software Engineering (3)
CS 310* Seminar in Computer Ethics (1)
CS 340* Data Structures & Algorithms (3)
CS 350* Database Programming (3)
CS 360* Computer Organization & Assembly Language (4)
CS 412* Operating Systems (3)

Computer Science Restricted Electives (8 semester hours)
CS 150* Competition Programming (1-3)
CS 380* Practicum in Programming Languages (1-3)
CS 402* Computer Graphics (3)
CS 408* Computer Networks (3)
CS 418* Independent Study (1-3)
CS 450* Special Topics in Computer Science (1-3)
CS 470* Advanced Software Engineering (3)

Required Mathematics Courses (11 semester hours)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

Computer Science Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in computer science with secondary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
The Olivet College computer science major with secondary teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College computer science secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 35 semester hours of computer science courses, 7 semester hours of mathematics courses, a teachable minor, and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Computer Science Secondary Teaching Major Courses (42 semester hours)
Required Computer Science Courses (35 semester hours)

CS 110 Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 116 Web Design and Development (3)
CS 130* Principles of Computing (4)
CS 140* Computer Science I (4)
CS 210* Advanced Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 240* Computer Science II (4)
CS 270* Software Engineering (3)
CS 310* Seminar in Computer Ethics (1)
CS 340* Data Structures & Algorithms (3)
CS 350* Database Programming (3)
CS 360* Computer Organization & Assembly Language (4)

Required Mathematics Courses (7 semester hours)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)

Related Education Courses
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 395* Methods of Teaching Computer Science (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Information Technology Management Major

A bachelor of arts degree in information technology management requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.The Olivet College information technology major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Information Technology Major Courses (58 semester hours)
Required Computer Science Courses (37 semester hours)

CS 110 Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 116 Web Design & Development (3)
CS 140* Computer Science I (4)
CS 210* Advanced Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 240* Computer Science II (4)
CS 310* Seminar in Computer Ethics (1)
CS 340* Data Structures & Algorithms (3)
CS 350* Database Programming (3)
CS 360* Computer Organization and Assembly Language (4)
CS 410* Introduction to Network Programming (3)
CS 412* Operating Systems (3)
CS 418* Independent Study in Computer Science (3)

Required Business Courses (15 semester hours)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202* Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 316* Financial Management I (3)

Required Economics Courses (3 semester hours)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Required Theatre Courses (3 semester hours)
THR 105 Introduction to Oral Communication (3)

Computer Science Minor

The Olivet College computer science minor requires successful completion of 30 semester hours as outlined below.

Computer Science Minor Courses (24 semester hours)
Required Computer Science Courses (15 semester hours)

CS 130* Principles of Computing (4)
CS 140* Computer Science I (4)
CS 240* Computer Science II (4)
CS 270* Software Engineering (3)
CS 310* Seminar in Computer Ethics (1)
CS 350* Database Programming (3)

Computer Science Restricted Electives (4 semester hours )
CS 150* Competition Programming (1-3)
CS 340* Data Structures & Algorithms (3)
CS 360* Computer Organization & Assembly Language (4)
CS 380* Practicum in Programming Languages (1-3)
CS 402* Computer Graphics (3)
CS 408* Intro to Cognitive Programming (3)
CS 410* Intro to Network Programming (3)
CS 412* Operating Systems (3)
CS 418* Independent Study (1-3)
CS 450* Special Topics in Computer Science (1-3)
CS 470* Advanced Software Engineering (3)

Required Mathematics Courses (7 semester hours)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)

Computer Science Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College computer science minor with secondary teacher certification requires successful completion of 29 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Computer Science Secondary Teaching Minor Courses (29 semester hours)
Required Computer Science Courses (22 semester hours)

CS 110 Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 130* Principles of Computing (4)
CS 140* Computer Science I (4)
CS 240* Computer Science II (4)
CS 270* Software Engineering (3)
CS 310* Seminar in Computer Ethics (1)
CS 340* Data Structures & Algorithms (3)

Required Mathematics Courses (7 semester hours)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 395* Methods of Teaching Computer Science (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Social Sciences Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Sciences Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

The criminal justice program at Olivet College enables graduates to pursue responsible careers in law enforcement and corrections, emphasizing crime prevention and the reduction of violence in our society. Students examine the causes of violence and crimes, including moral and social processes, while taking into account the role of pathology, socialization, employment and community support.

A special focus of the major is the analysis of violent crime in terms of widespread racial and ethnic inequalities, lack of sound policies related to unemployment, and disruption of family and community life due to job migration. It also examines the lack of support systems for individuals and families facing poverty during challenging economic times.
In addition, the criminal justice program at Olivet is one of few programs in the nation to offer a minor in forensic science. The minor is an outgrowth of the criminal justice and chemistry programs and fosters an interdisciplinary approach to solving crime. In addition to training in the college’s improved laboratory facilities, students will complete coursework in chemistry, physics, biology, crime scene processing, criminal investigation and criminal law and police procedure.

Typical careers related to the criminal justice major include working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; state crime labs; insurance companies; Friend of the Court; corrections; juvenile case work; probation/parole officers; justice administration; and other entry-level human service occupations. The major also provides a solid liberal arts foundation for those interested in graduate work in criminal justice, law, social work, criminal justice administration and related areas.

Criminal Justice Major

A bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
The Olivet College criminal justice major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Law Enforcement Track
Major Courses (39-42 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 280* Criminal Law and Jurisprudence (3)
CJ 290* Criminal Procedures (3)
CJ 330* Juvenile Delinquency (3)
CJ 340* Police and Community (3)
CJ 360* Criminal Investigations (3)
CJ 400* Ethical and Moral Issues in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 430* Crime Scene Investigations (3)
CJ 440* Defense Tactics/Physical Training (3)
CJ 470* Criminal Justice Internship (3-6)
CJ 490* Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
SA 302* Topics in Inequalities: Rotating Topic (3)
PSY 320* Topics in Criminology (3)

Corrections Track
Major Courses (36-39 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

CJ 111 Corrections, Punishment, and Crime (3)
CJ 280* Criminal Law and Jurisprudence (3)
CJ 285* Legal Issues in Corrections (3)
CJ 290* Criminal Procedures (3)
CJ 320* Client Relations (3)
CJ 330* Juvenile Delinquency (3)
CJ 400* Ethical and Moral Issues in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 440* Defense Tactics/Physical Training (3)
CJ 470* Criminal Justice Internship (3-6)
CJ 490* Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
SA 302* Topics in Inequality: Rotating Topic (3)
PSY 320* Topics in Criminology (3)

In addition to the specialized tracks each criminal justice student must complete six semester hours from the following with at least three semester hours at the 400-level:
SA 450* Special Topics: Probation and Parole (3)
PSY 418* Independent Study—Readings (1-3)
PSY 419* Independent Study—Readings (1-6)
SA 305* People, Resources and the World (3)
SA 418* Directed Readings (1-3)
SA 419* Directed Advanced Research (1-6)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

NOTE: Criminal justice students, especially those anticipating graduate studies, are strongly encouraged to take a statistics course.

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Criminal Justice Minor

The Olivet College criminal justice minor requires successful completion of 24 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (24 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (15 semester hours):

CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 280* Criminal Law and Jurisprudence (3)
CJ 330* Juvenile Delinquency (3)
CJ 345 Corrections, Punishment, and Crime (3)
CJ 400* Ethical and Moral Issues in Criminal Justice (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
CJ 340* Police and Community (3)
SA 450* Special Topic: Probation/Parole (3)
PSY 320* Topics in Criminology (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
CJ 320* Client Relations (3)
SA 302* Topics in Inequality: Rotating Topic (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
CJ 285* Legal Issues in Corrections (3)
CJ 360* Criminal Investigations (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

EDUCATION
Education Department

 

Norma Curtis
Chair of Education Department;
Professor of Education
(269) 749-6621

(faculty bio)

 

Olivet College students who wish to enter the teaching profession must complete course work in certifiable majors and minors in addition to education courses meeting the Michigan State Board of Education requirements for teaching certification.

Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program

Program Requirements Sophomore Year:
1. Apply for admission to the Education Department in first 200-level course.

2. Take and pass the basic skills test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) as part of the first 200-level education course. Fall students will register for the October test; spring students will register for the April test. All portions of the basic skills test must be passed prior to applying for student teaching.

3. Take all three 200-level education courses: ED 201
(Foundations of American Education), ED 202
(Psychology of Human Development), and ED 203
(Education of the Exceptional Learner).

4. Declare certifiable major(s) and minor(s) appropriate for elementary or secondary certification. This is done at the Assistant Dean of Records Office, Mott 206. The student needs
to supply a copy of the declaration to the Education Department.

5. Submit two letters of recommendation on school letterhead from someone in the teaching profession who is not employed by Olivet College.

6. Achieve a 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of sophomore year (56 total semester hours) and after completing all 200-level education courses.

7. Complete a criminal disclosure form to be admitted to the program.

8. Complete an entrance interview if requested by Education Department or student's content major.

9. Students must have passed the course IDS 112 Writing and Rhetoric (or its equivalent), with a grade C or better for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.

10. Students must have passed MTH 120, The Nature of Mathematics, (or a higher level course) with a grade of “C” or better.

11. After completing all of the above , students will be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program and allowed to enroll in 300-level courses.

Junior Year Degree Requirements:
Elementary Certification:
1. Complete ED 300 (Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School) during the fall semester.

2. Compete ED 301 (Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School) during the spring semester.

Secondary Certification
1. Complete ED 302 (Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School) during the fall semester.

2. Complete the teaching methods course appropriate to the major.

Senior Year Degree Requirements:
To enroll in the Professional Experience, students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and complete all sophomore and junior year education requirements.

Professional Experience, first semester requirements:
1. Complete all course work in major(s) and minor(s).

2. Complete a senior audit (Academic Dean's Office) and supply a copy of the audit to the Education Department.

3. Enroll in ED 401 (Elementary Methods) or ED 402 (Secondary Methods) the semester before student teaching.

4. Complete an application to student teach by February 1 (fall semester) or June 1 (spring semester).

5. Begin work on the pre-professional portfolio.

6. Have a criminal background check.

7. Provide evidence of certification in CPR/first-aid.

8. Complete portfolio.

Professional Experience, second semester requirements:
1. Participate in 14-16 weeks of student teaching including the prescribed Sherman Lake Outdoor Education experience.

2. Complete the pre-professional portfolio while
maintaining a 2.75 grade point average.

NOTE: Students normally elect to take the subject area tests of the MTTC during the senior year after completing all course work in major(s) and minor(s). Students must be approved to take the subject area tests prior to test date. Olivet College is not allowed to recommend a student for certification until we have received evidence of passing scores in all major and minor tests for secondary candidates or the elementary education test for elementary candidates. A student may elect to postpone taking the appropriate certification tests until student teaching is completed. This will not affect graduation, but will delay certification.

Department Majors

The Education Department collaborates with other departments on campus to offer bachelor of arts degrees with teacher certification in the majors outlined below.

Elementary certification majors:
English
Integrated Science
Mathematics
Physical Education
Social Studies
Special Education – Emotionally Impaired and Learning Disabled
Visual Arts
Music Education Major/Music Performance Minor

Secondary certification majors:
Business Comprehensive Group
Business Group
Computer Science Education
Chemistry
English
History
Integrated Science
Mathematics
Physical Education
Social Studies
Special Education – Emotionally Impaired and Learning Disabled
Visual Arts
Vocal Music Education Major/Music Performance Minor

Department Minors

The Education Department collaborates with other departments on campus to offer teacher certification in the minors outlined below.

Elementary certification minors:
English
Integrated Science
Mathematics

Secondary certification minors:
Chemistry
Computer Science Education
English
Health
Mathematics
Physical Education
Political Science

Special Education (K-12) Teaching Major for Emotionally Impaired
and Learning Disability

A bachelor of arts degree in special education requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75. The Olivet College Special Education major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the Education Department Chairperson for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Special Education Emotionally Impaired Teaching Major (30 semester hours)
PSY 314* Development Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 325* Abnormal Psychology (3)
ED 390 Behavior Management (3)
ED 398 Methods of Teaching Students with Emotional Impairments I (3)
ED 399* Methods of Teaching Students with Emotional Impairments II (3)
ED 404 Evaluation of Special Needs Students (4) ED 405 Methods of Special Education Services & Administration (3)
ED 406 Classroom Intervention & Teacher Consultation (2)
ED 409 Observation and Directed Teaching for Special Education (3)
ED 411 Seminar (3)

Education Core Courses
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 310* Technology in the Classroom (2)

Elementary Education
Complete the following:

ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Ind. Reading Instruction in The Elementary School (3)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
Senior status, completion of required 200- and 300-level courses, and admission to the
Teacher Preparation Program
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)
Must have completed all course work, passed the basic skills test and have a 2.75 GPA

Secondary Education
Complete the following:

ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
Senior status, must be taken one semester prior to student teaching.
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)
Must have completed all course work, passed the basic skills test and have a 2.75 GPA.

Special Education - LD Teaching Major
(33 semester hours)

PSY 314* Development Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 325* Abnormal Psychology (3)
ED 390* Behavior Management (3)
ED 391* Characteristics of Students With Learning Disabilities (3)
ED 380* Methods of Teaching Students with
Learning Disabilities I (3)
ED 381* Methods of Teaching Students with
Learning Disabilities II (3)
ED 404* Evaluation and Assessment of Special
Needs Students (4)
ED 405* Models of Special Education Services
and Administration (3)
ED 406* Classroom Intervention & Teacher Consultation (2)
ED 409* Observation & Directed Teaching For
Special Education (3)
ED 411* Seminar For Special Education (3)

Education Core Courses
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 310* Technology in the Classroom (2)

Elementary Education
Complete the following:

ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Ind. Reading Instruction in The Elementary School (3)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)
Must have completed all course work, passed the basic skills test and have a 2.75 GPA
Secondary Education
Complete the following:
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)
Must have completed all course work, passed the basic skills test and have
a 2.75 GPA.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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ENGLISH
Humanities Department

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Chair, Humanities Department; Associate Professor of Humanities
Conservatory 235
(269) 749-7621

(faculty bio)

The Humanities Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with an English major. In addition, the department collaborates with the Education Department to offer secondary teaching certification with an English major or minor and elementary certification with an
English/Language Arts major or minor.

The English program offers courses in approaches to literature, chronological surveys of U.S. and British literature, and a study of the history and principles of the English language as well as rhetorical approaches to composition. From this base, students select particular periods and genres as well as electives in creative writing and modern literature. Many of the program courses include reading in multicultural literature.

English Major

A bachelor of arts degree in English requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
      The Olivet College English major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (36 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (36 semester hours):

ENG 105 Texts and Culture (3)
ENG 202 Cultural Theories of Representation: Early American Literature (3)
ENG 203 Theories of Form: Early British Literature (3)
ENG 204 Defining Literary Thinking: British Literature II (3)
ENG 205 Reading and Interpretation: American Literature II (3)
ENG 240* Argumentative Writing (3)
ENG 301* Transgressions and Transformations in 19th Century Thought (3)
ENG 302* Transgressions and Transformations in 20th Century Thought (3)
ENG 303* International Literatures (3)
ENG 401* The Eyes/I’s of Society: Ethnicities (3)
ENG 402* Philosophical Literature (3)
ENG 404* Studies in Literary Topics (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
ENG 145 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing (3)
ENG 251 Travel Writing (3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

English/Language Arts Elementary Teaching Major and Minor

The English/Language Arts major and minor are interdisciplinary programs designed to prepare students to teach in elementary and middle schools. The programs are broad-based: English/Language Arts majors and minors will study literature, linguistics and language history, mass and oral communication, performance, and world languages. Students in the major and minor engage with their subject matter via multiple learning modalities and share responsibility for their own and others’ learning. The programs stress critical reading, thinking and writing, cross-disciplinary learning, and cultural diversity.

English/Language Arts Major

A Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Language Arts with teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
The Olivet College English/Language Arts major with teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

The Olivet College English Language Arts major with teaching certification requires successful completion of 45 semester hours of English, journalism/mass communication, theatre and world languages courses, a planned program, and 30 semester hours of education courses. See the education program description for additional details on program requirements.

Major Courses (45 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (36 semester hours):

ENG 105 Text and Culture (3)
ENG 220 The English Language (3)
ENG 240* Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 303* International Literature (3)
ENG 350* Children’s Literature (3)
ENG 401* Ethnicities (3)
JMC 101 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
JMC 300* Applied Journalism (3)
JMC 305* Publication Design (3)
THR 105 Intro to Oral Communication (3)
WRL 101 Intro to World Languages I (3)
WRL 102* Intro to World Languages II (3)

Complete one of the following (3 semester hours):
ENG 202 Cultural Theories of Representation: Early American Literature (3)
ENG 203 Theories of Form: Early British Literature (3)
ENG 204 Defining Literary Thinking: British Literature II (3)
ENG 205 Reading and Interpretation: American Literature II (3)

Complete one of the following (3 semester hours):
ENG 145 Intro to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing I (3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing I (3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-fiction Writing (3)
ENG 251 Travel Writing (3)

Complete one of the following (3 semester hours):
THR 111 Acting (3)
THR 205 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)

Recommended Electives
An additional literature survey (ENG 202, 203, 204 or 205)
ENG 215 Shakespeare through Performance (3)
ENG 230* Introduction to Film (3)
ENG 352* Adolescent Literature (3)
JMC 290 Practicum: Radio (1)
JMC 290 Practicum: Newspaper (1)
THR 206 Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)

Education Courses
Complete each of the following (33 semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 365* Methods of Teaching Language Arts (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary Major (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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English/Language Arts Minor

The Olivet College English/Language Arts teaching minor requires successful completion of 33 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below. See the education program description for additional details on education program requirements.

Minor Courses (33 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (27 semester hours):

ENG 105 Text and Culture (3)
ENG 220 The English Language (3)
ENG 240* Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 350* Children’s Literature (3)
JMC 101 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
JMC 300* Applied Journalism* (3)
THR 105 Intro to Oral Communication (3)
WRL 101 Intro to World Languages I (3)
WRL 102* Intro to World Languages II (3)

Complete one of the following (3 semester hours):
THR 111 Acting (3)
THR 205 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)

Complete one of the following (3 semester hours):
ENG 145 Intro to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing I (3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing I (3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-Fiction (3)
ENG 251 Travel Writing (3)

Recommended Electives
At least one literature survey (ENG 202, 203, 204 or 205)
ENG 215 Shakespeare through Performance (3)
ENG 230* Introduction to Film (3)
ENG 303* International Literature (3)
ENG 352* Adolescent Literature (3)
ENG 401* Ethnicities (3)
JMC 290 Practicum: Radio (1)
JMC 290 Practicum: Newspaper (1)
THR 206 Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)

Education Courses
Complete each of the following education courses (33 semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 365* Methods of Teaching Language Arts (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary Major (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

English Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in English with secondary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College English major with secondary teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College English secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 30 semester hours of English courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (21 semester hours):

ENG 202 Cultural Theories of Representation: Early American Literature (3)
ENG 203 Theories of Form: Early British Literature (3)
ENG 204 Defining Literary Thinking: British Literature II (3)
ENG 205 Reading and Interpretation: American Literature II (3)
ENG 240* Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 303* International Literatures (3)
ENG 401* The Eyes/I’s of Society: Ethnicities (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
ENG 145 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-Fiction (3)

Complete six semester hours from the following:
ENG 301* Transgressions and Transformations in 19th Century Thought (3)
ENG 302* Transgressions and Transformations in 20th Century Thought (3)
ENG 350* Children’s and Adolescent Literature (3)
ENG 402* Philosophical Literature (3)
ENG 404* Studies in Literary Topics (3)

Education Courses
Minor Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following education courses (29 semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 365* Methods of Teaching Language Arts (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

English Minor

The Olivet College English minor requires successful completion of 24 semester hours as outlined below.

Complete each of the following (15 semester hours):
ENG 202 Cultural Theories of Representation: Early American Literature (3)
ENG 203 Theories of Form: Early British Literature (3)
ENG 204 Defining Literary Thinking: British Literature II (3)
ENG 205 Reading and Interpretation: American Literature II (3)
ENG 240 Advanced Composition (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
ENG 145 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing (3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-Fiction (3)

Complete six semester hours from the following:
ENG 301* Transgressions and Transformations in 19th Century Thought (3)
ENG 302* Transgressions and Transformations in 20th Century Thought (3)
ENG 303* International Literatures (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

English Elementary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College English elementary teaching minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses
Complete each of the following (21 semester hours):

ENG 202 Cultural Theories of Representation: Early American Literature (3)
ENG 203 Theories of Form: Early British Literature (3)
ENG 204 Defining Literary Thinking: British Literature II (3)
ENG 205 Reading and Interpretation: American Literature II (3)
ENG 240 Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 303* International Literatures (3)
ENG 350* Children’s and Adolescent Literature (3)

Recommended three semester hours from the following:
ENG 145 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing (3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-Fiction (3)

Education Courses
Complete each of the following education courses (31 semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.


English Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College English secondary teaching minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses
Complete each of the following (21 semester hours):

ENG 202 Cultural Theories of Representation: Early American and Literature (3)
ENG 203 Theories of Form: Early British Literature (3)
ENG 204 Defining Literary Thinking:British Literature II (3)
ENG 205 Reading and Interpretation:American Literature II (3)
ENG 240 Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 303* International Literatures (3)

Complete one semester hours from the following:
ENG 301* Transgressions and Transformations in 19th Century Thought (3)
ENG 302* Transgressions and Transformations in 20th Century Thought (3)
ENG 350* Children’s and Adolescent Literature (3)
ENG 401* The Eyes/I’s of Society: Ethnicities (3)
ENG 402* Philosophical Literature (3)
ENG 404* Studies in Literary Topics (3)

Complete one course from the following:
ENG 145 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing (3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-Fiction (3)

Education Courses
Complete each of the following education courses (30 semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED XXX Teaching Methods in Major (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Complete an approved major.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Natural and Physical Sciences Department

John Wilterding
Chair, Natural and Physical Sciences Department;
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
(269) 749-7634

(faculty bio)

The environmental science major and minor are interdisciplinary programs designed to prepare students for a career in the environmental sciences. They can provide a broad-based educational background that is useful for anyone entering the environmental field, including the areas of conservation, research, administration, education, environmental, government, industry and environmental health. They can readily be paired with a major or minor in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, economics, business, anthropology/sociology, political science or health and wellness. It is recommended that students participate in an internship or volunteer work in a related area.

Environmental Science Major

A bachelor of arts degree in environmental science requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0. The Olivet College environmental science major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (42–45 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
SA 307* Biocultural Ecology (3)
OR
SA 305 People, Resources and the World (3)
SCI 105 Introductory Geology (3)
SCI 107 Environmental Science (3)

Complete one from each group:
Basic Biology (3-6 semester hours)

SCI 102 Biological Science (3)
OR
BIO 111 Principles of Biology:Molecules to Cells (3)
AND
BIO 112 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems (3)

Environmental Ecology (3 semester hours)
BIO 402* Ecosystem Ecology (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)

Economics (3 semester hours)
ECO 201* Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202* Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 315* Studies in Economic Problems — Environmental Economics (3)

Geography (3 semester hours)
SCI 201 Intro to Physical Geography (3)
GEO 202 North American Geography (3)

Biological Diversity (3–4 semester hours)
BIO 150* Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 160* Introductory Botany (4)
BIO 210* Entomology (3)
BIO 216 Ornithology (3)
BIO 313* Plant Ecology (3)

Electives (minimum 3 semester hours)
BIO 207* Microbiology (3)
BIO 311* Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 402* Ecosystem Ecology (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
BIO 415 Research in Biology (may be repeated) (1–3)
BIO 418 Independent Study (1–3)
CEM 332* Biochemistry (3)
COM 102 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
COM 203 Public Speaking (3)
POS 202 American Government — State and Local (3)
SCI 302 Environmental Law (3)
SCI 410 Topics in Science (1–3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Environmental Science Minor

The Olivet College environmental science minor requires successful completion of
24-25 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (24-25 semester hours)
Complete each of the following six semester hours:

BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
SCI 107 Environmental Science (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
SCI 102 Biological Science (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
ECO 201* Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202* Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 315* Studies in Economic Problems — Environmental Economics (3)

Complete twelve semester hours of the following:
BIO 150* Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 160* Introductory Botany (4)
BIO 207* Microbiology (3)
BIO 210* Entomology (3)
BIO 216 Ornithology (3)
BIO 311* Pathophysiology (3)
BIO 313* Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 402* Ecosystems Ecology (3)
BIO 403* Environmental Healthe and Toxicology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
BIO 415* Research in Biology (1–3)
BIO 418* Independent Study (1-3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152*† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
POS 202 American Government — State and Local (3)
SCI 105 Introductory Geology (3)
SCI 201 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
SCI 302 Environmental Law
SA 305 People, Resources and the World (3)
SA 307 Biocultural Ecology (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
See Business Administration Department

FINANCIAL PLANNING
Business Administration Department

John Homer
Chair, Business Administration Department; Professor of Economics
(269) 749-7662

(faculty bio)

It is most appropriate that Olivet College has a program in the study of insurance and financial planning. Insurance is the application of individual and social responsibility in the context of business. Insurance helps individuals take care of themselves after a disaster, so they do not become a burden on our society. Insurance helps those who buy it meet their social responsibility in a civilized society to take care of others after a disaster.

Our financial planning (FP) courses help students prepare for rewarding careers in helping others plan for their financial security, gain practical experience in preparing and presenting a financial plan, and prepare for the Life and Health insurance agents’ licensing examination administered by the state of Michigan. To complete the FP major and graduate with a bachelor’s degree, the student must earn 120 semester hours including the following major courses and the Olivet College general education course requirements. In addition to the course requirements, an internship is required and at least 3 credits must be earned before graduation. Students who wish to enroll in 300-level and 400-level FP classes must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (average of all classes completed at Olivet College), must maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average to continue to take 300-level and 400-level FP classes, and must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average to graduate from Olivet College with the FP major.

Financial Planning Major Course Requirements (58 semester hours):
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212 Business Law (3)
BUS 490 Business Policy and Strategic Management
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
CS 210 Computer Information Systems (3)
MTH 232 Statistics (Math Proficiency) (4)
IRM 221 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3)
FP 200 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3)
FP 323 Individual Life Insurance (3)
FP 324 Insurance Code – LH License (1)
FP 328 Investments (3)
FP 350 Prospecting and Meeting Client Needs (3)
FP 351 Health and Long-Term Care Financing (HS 351) (2)
FP 421 Income Taxation (3)
FP 425 Employee Benefits (3)
FP 426 Planning for Retirement (3)
FP 430 Fundamentals of Estate Planning (3)
IDS 390 Internship (minimum of 3 credits before graduating)

1. Membership in the Gamma Iota Sigma insurance and risk management fraternity is strongly recommended. The co-curricular activities of this student organization are a very significant and integral part of our education process, providing a wide variety of learning opportunities outside of the classroom that help our students meet a large number of learning objectives and furnish portfolio exhibits, which document the accomplishment of those objectives. Gamma Iota Sigma also sponsors the department seminar.

2. The IRM 330 Ethics and Presentations course meets the Service Learning requirement, and is recommended for financial planning students.

3. If the student is planning to attend graduate school, ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics, MTH 151 Calculus I, and MTH 152 Calculus II are recommended.

4. A foreign language is highly recommended for all business students.

FRENCH
See Course Descriptions

GENERAL BUSINESS
See Business Administration
Department

GEOGRAPHY
See Social Science Department

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HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND SPORT (HPERS)
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Department

Nick Juday
Chair of HPERS Department; Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach; Head Cross Country Coach; Assistant Professor of HPERS
Blair Hall (269) 749-7269

(faculty bio)  

These programs are designed to prepare students for a wide variety of educational and other professional careers. Course work in a major reflects a balance between courses designed to provide the fundamentals of instruction, skills pertinent to the profession, and an understanding of how the body functions during movement and exercise.

All HPERS majors require the completion of program specific portfolio requirements. Detailed information about the portfolio requirement for this major is available from the department.

The HPERS Department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in physical education, fitness management, sports management and exercise science. In addition, the department collaborates with the Education Department to offer physical education, elementary and secondary teaching group majors.

The HPERS Department offers minors in physical education, fitness management, sports/recreation management, sport psychology, coaching and secondary health education. In addition, the department collaborates with the Education Department to offer K-12 physical education and secondary health education teaching minors.

Coaching Minor

Minor Courses (29 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

PE 204 Athletic Officiating (2)
PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness (3)
PE 301 Sports Psychology (3)
PE 305* Organization & Administration of PE (3)
PE 307* Principles and Techniques of Conditioning (3)
PE 320* Motor Learning (3)
PE 410* Sports Philosophy and Ethics (3)
OR
PE 425* Sports Law (3)
HWL 240* Basic Athletic Training (3)

Complete six semester hours of the following:
PE 200 Theory of Coaching Basketball (3)
PE 201 Theory of Coaching Baseball (3)
PE 202 Theory of Coaching Football (3)
PE 203 Theory of Coaching Soccer (3)
PE 206 Theory of Coaching Swimming and Diving (3)
PE 208 Theory of Coaching Wrestling (3)

Recommended Electives
HWL 250 Nutrition (3)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)

Fitness Management Major

A bachelor of arts degree in fitness management requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The Olivet College fitness management major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (44 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

HWL 200 Wellness and the Health Fitness Professional (2)
HWL 250 Nutrition (3)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 260* Human Anatomy (3)
HWL 353 Stress Management (3)
HWL 354 Wellness Program Management (3)
PE 107 First Aid (2)
PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness (3)
PE 301 Sports Psychology (3)
PE 307* Principles and Techniques of Conditioning (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)
PE 410* Sports Philosophy and Ethics (3)
PE 425* Sports Law (3)
SA 304* Sport, Culture and Society (3)
IDS 390* Cooperative Education (3)

Business Concentration (24 semester hours)
Complete each of the following: (optional)

BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 221 Principles of Insurance (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 311* Advertising (3)
BUS 408* Organizational Behavior (3)
ECO 201* Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Fitness Management Minor

The Olivet College fitness management minor requires successful completion of
29 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (29 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

HWL 250 Nutrition (3)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 260* Human Anatomy (3)
HWL 354 Wellness Program Management (3)
PE 107 First Aid (2)
PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness (3)
PE 307* Principles and Techniques of Conditioning (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)
PE 425* Sports Law (3)

Recommended Electives:
HWL 200 Wellness and the Health Fitness Professional (2)
HWL 353 Stress Management (3)
IDS 390 Cooperative Education (3)
PE 301 Sports Psychology (3)
PE 410* Sports Philosophy and Ethics (3)
SA 304 Sport, Culture and Society (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Physical Education Elementary and Secondary (K-12) Teaching Major

The Olivet College Health, Physical Education Elementary and Secondary teaching minor requires successful completion of 38 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below. Elementary and secondary teaching certification requires a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
The Olivet College physical education K-12 teaching major requires successful completion of 38 semester hours of physical education courses, a teachable minor and 31 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (38 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

HWL 250 Nutrition (3)
HWL 260* Human Anatomy (3)
PE 106 Principles and Foundations of PE and Health (3)
PE 107 First Aid (2)
PE 210 K-12 Physical Education (2)
PE 211* Theory of Teaching Team Activities (2)
PE 214* Theory of Teaching Individual Activities (2)
PE 215* Theory of Teaching Tumbling, Stunts and Rhythms (2)
PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness (3)
PE 305* Organization and Administration of Physical Education (3)
PE 310* Measurements and Evaluation in Health, Physical Education and Recreation (3)
PE 320* Motor Learning (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)
THR 121 Introduction to Dance (1)

Education Core Courses
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 305 Materials and Methods of Health and Physical Education (2)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)

Elementary Education
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Study in the Elementary School (14)

Secondary Education
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Study in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Physical Education Elementary and Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College Health, Physical Education Elementary and Secondary teaching minor requires successful completion of 27 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below. Elementary and secondary teaching certification requires a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.

Minor Courses (27 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

PE 106 Principles and Foundations of PE and Health (3)
PE 107 First Aid (2)
PE 210 K-12 Physical Education (2)
PE 215* Theory of Teaching, Tumbling, Stunts and Rhythms (2)
PE 217 Theory of Teach. Physical. Fitness (3)
PE 305* Organization and Administration of PE (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)
HWL 260* Human Anatomy (3)
THR 121 Introduction to Dance (1)

Complete two semester hours from the following:
PE 211* Theory of Teach. Team Activities (2)
PE 214* Theory of Teach. Individual Activities (2)

Recommended electives:
PE 301 Sports Psychology (3)
PE 401* Kinesiology SE (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)
HWL 215 Human Sexuality (3)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 353 Stress Management (3)
REC 400* Leisure for Spec. Pop. (3)
SA 304 Sport, Culture and Soc. (3)

Education Core Courses:
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 310* Technology in the Classroom (2)

Elementary Education
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Study in the Elementary School (14)

Secondary Education
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 305 Materials and Methods of Health and Physical Education (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Study in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Sports/Recreation Management Major

A bachelor of arts degree in sports/recreation management requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
      The Olivet College sports/recreation management major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (43 semester hours)
Complete each of the following):

HWL 200 Wellness and the Health Fitness Professional (2)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 354 Wellness Program Management (3)
IDS 390 Cooperative Education (3)
PE 106 Principles and Foundations ofPhysical Education and Health (3)
PE 107 First Aid (2)
PE 204 Athletic Officiating (2)
PE 301 Sports Psychology (3)
PE 305* Organization & Administration of HPERS (3)
PE 320* Motor Learning (3)
PE 410* Sports Philosophy and Ethics (3)
PE 425* Sports Law (3)
REC 120 Introduction to Leisure Services and Administration (3)
REC 250 Outdoor Recreation (3)
REC 400* Leisure Activities for Special Populations (3)
SA 304 Sport, Culture and Society (3)

Business Concentration (24 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:
(optional)
BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 300* Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309* Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 311* Advertising (3)
BUS 408* Organizational Behavior (3)
ECO 201* Principles of Microeconomics (3)
IRM 221 Principles of Insurance (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Sports/Recreation Management Minor

The Olivet College sports/recreation minor requires successful completion of 28 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (29 semester hours)
Complete each of the following):

BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3)
PE 107 First Aid (2)
PE 301 Sports Psychology (3)
PE 305* Organization and Administration (3)
PE 320* Motor Learning (3)
PE 410* Sports Philosophy and Ethics (3)
PE 425* Sports Law (3)
REC 120 Introduction to Leisure Services and Administration (3)
REC 400* Leisure Activities for Special Populations (3)
SA 304 Sport, Culture and Society (3)

Recommended Electives:
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 354 Wellness Program Management (3)
IDS 390 Cooperative Education (3)
PE 106 Principles and Foundations of Physical Education and Health (3)
PE 204 Athletic Officiating (2)
REC 250 Outdoor Recreation (3)

Exercise Science Major

A Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The Olivet College exercise science major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (51 credit hours)
Complete each of the following:

BIO 111 Principles of Biology (3)
BIO 406 Biostatistics (3)*
HWL 250 Nutrition (3)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 260 Human Anatomy (3)*
HWL 353 Stress Management (3)
IDS 390 Cooperative Education (3)
PE 112 Professional Rescuer (3)
PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness (3)
PE 301 Sport Psychology (3)
PE 307 Principles and Techniques of Conditioning (3)
PE 320 Motor Learning (3)
PE 401 Kinesiology (3)*
PE 404 HPERS Practicum (3)
PE 405 Exercise Physiology (3)*
PE 420 Biomechanics (3)*
SCI 111 Introduction to Chemistry (3)

Sports Psychology Minor

The Olivet College sport psychology minor requires successful completion of 27 semester
hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (27 credit hours)
Complete each of the following:

HWL 260* Human Anatomy (3)
HWL 353 Stress Management (3)
PE 301 Sport Psychology (3)
PE 320* Motor Learning (3)
PE 404 HPERS Practicum (3)
PE 405* Exercise Physiology (3)
PE 410* Sports Philosophy and Ethics (3)
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
SA 304 Sport, Culture and Society (3)

Health Education Secondary Minor

The Olivet College health secondary education teaching minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses (27 credit hours)
Complete each of the following:

HWL 215 Human Sexuality (3)
HWL 250 Nutrition (3)
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
HWL 307 Community Health (3)
HWL 308 Administration and Methods in
Health Education (3)
HWL 309 Administration and Methods in
Health Education II (3)
PE 106 Principles & Foundations of
Physical Education and Health (3)
PE 112 Professional Rescuer (3)
PE 310 Measurement and Evaluation in Health,
Physical Education and Recreation (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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HISTORY
Social Science Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Science Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

The History Program offers a variety of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the historical and political processes. Students pursuing history will study a variety of fields and be introduced to advanced research, writing and social science research methods. A student may choose to major in history or to minor in history.
An understanding of history is fundamental to a liberal arts education. History provides excellent preparation for law school, government work, foreign service, and various service industries and institutions.

History Major

A bachelor of arts degree in history requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
The Olivet College history major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (36 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

HST 104 Crisis and Change in History (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)
HST 421* Senior Seminar (3)
POS 201 American Government — National (3)

Complete 21 semester hours of the following:
HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500 (3)
HST 211 World History-1500 to Present (3)
HST 220 Michigan History (3)
HST 301* Sectionalism and Reform (1815-1856) (3)
HST 302* Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HST 303* Colonial America (3)
HST 304* America in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 305* American Constitutional History (3)
HST 316* Russia Since the Bolshevik Revolution (3)
HST 317* American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century (3)
HST 318* Nazism and the Holocaust (3)
HST 319* The Modern Middle East (3)
HST 327* Nineteenth Century American West (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
HST 350 Medieval History (3)
HST 418 Independent Study (1–3)
HST 422* Readings in History (3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

History Elementary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in history with elementary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College history elementary teaching major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College history secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 30 semester hours of history courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

HST 104 Crisis and Change in History (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)
HST 303* Colonial America (3)
HST 304* America in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 421* Senior Seminar (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500 (3)
HST 211 World history-1500 to Present (3)
HST 220 Michigan History (3)
HST 301* Sectionalism and Reform (1815-1856) (3)
HST 302* Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HST 305* American Constitutional History (3)
HST 316* Modern Russia (3)
HST 317* American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 318* Nazism and the Holocaust (3)
HST 319* The Modern Middle East (3)
HST 327* Nineteenth Century American West (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
HST 350 Medieval History (3)
HST 418 Independent Study (1–3)
HST 422* Readings in History (3)

Education Courses (31 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

History Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in history with secondary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.

The Olivet College history secondary teaching major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

The Olivet College history elementary teaching major requires successful completion of 30 semester hours of history courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (30 Semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

HST 104 Crisis and Change in History (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)
HST 303* Colonial America (3)
HST 304* America in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 421* Senior Seminar (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500 (3)
HST 211 World history-1500 to Present (3)
HST 220 Michigan History (3)
HST 301* Sectionalism and Reform (1815-1856) (3)
HST 302* Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HST 305* American Constitutional History (3)
HST 316* Modern Russia (3)
HST 317* American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 318* Nazism and the Holocaust (3)
HST 319* The Modern Middle East (3)
HST 327* Nineteenth Century American West (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
HST 350 Medieval History (3)
HST 418 Independent Study (1–3)
HST 422* Readings in History (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 393 Teaching Methods in the Major (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

History Minor

The Olivet College history minor requires the successful completion of 21 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (9 semester hours):

HST 104 Crisis and Change in History (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500 (3)
HST 211 World History-1500 to Present (3)
HST 220 Michigan History (3)
HST 301* Sectionalism and Reform (1815-1856) (3)
HST 302* Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HST 303* Colonial America (3)
HST 304* America in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 305* American Constitutional History (3)
HST 316* Modern Russia (3)
HST 317* American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 318* Nazism and the Holocaust (3)
HST 319* The Modern Middle East (3)
HST 327* Nineteenth Century American West (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
HST 350 Medieval History (3)
HST 418 Independent Study (1–3)
HST 421* Senior Seminar (3)
HST 422* Readings in History (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

History Elementary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College history minor with elementary teacher certification requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (9 semester hours):

HST 104 Crisis and Change in History (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500 (3)
HST 211 World History-1500 to Present (3)
HST 220 Michigan History (3)
HST 301* Sectionalism and Reform (1815-1856) (3)
HST 302* Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HST 303* Colonial America (3)
HST 304* America in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 305* American Constitutional History (3)
HST 316* Modern Russia (3)
HST 317* American Foreign Policy in the
Twentieth Century (3)
HST 318* Nazism and the Holocaust (3)
HST 319* The Modern Middle East (3)
HST 327* Nineteenth Century American West (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
HST 350 Medieval History (3)
HST 418 Independent Study (1–3)
HST 421* Senior Seminar (3)
HST 422* Readings in History (3)

Education Courses (31 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

History Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College history minor with secondary teacher certification requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (9 semester hours):

HST 104 Crisis and Change in History (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)

Complete six semester hours from the following:
HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500 (3)
HST 211 World History-1500 to Present (3)
HST 220 Michigan History (3)
HST 301* Sectionalism and Reform (1815-1856) (3)
HST 302* Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HST 303* Colonial America (3)
HST 304* America in the Twentieth Century (3)
HST 305* American Constitutional History (3)
HST 316* Modern Russia (3)
HST 317* American Foreign Policy in the
Twentieth Century (3)
HST 318* Nazism and the Holocaust (3)
HST 319* The Modern Middle East (3)
HST 327* Nineteenth Century American West (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
HST 350 Medieval History (3)
HST 418 Independent Study (1–3)
HST 421* Senior Seminar (3)
HST 422* Readings in History (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED XXX Teaching Methods in the Major (2)
ED 402* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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HUMANITIES
Humanities Department

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Chair, Humanities Department; Associate Professor of Humanities
Conservatory 235
(269) 749-7621

(faculty bio)

Humanities refers to a broad range of subjects that include — but are not limited to — architecture, languages, literature, philosophy, ethics and religion. Students who select a major in the humanities, therefore, study the achievements of the human spirit and mind. They work within a variety of disciplines in order to acquire a deeper understanding of themselves, civilization and the world.

Faculty and students of the Humanities study cultural facets of human identity. They seek to know themselves as symbol-users and meaning-makers. By examining their inherited traditions, students and faculty participate in the artistic life of their community, seeking a dialogue between the intellectual wealth of the past and the expressive possibilities of the present. They seek value, especially those values embodied in literature and art. They attempt to achieve critical thought and purposeful writing; perceive beauty as makers and critics; and gain understanding of the intangible and the spiritual.

During the 1990s, Olivet College completed a comprehensive review of its educational philosophy and programs. The distinctive outcome of this review is an intentional focus on individual and social responsibility and on character as well as competence. All programs offered through the Humanities Department are committed to this vision.

INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Business Administration Department

John Homer
Chair, Business Administration Department; Professor of Economics
(269) 749-7662

(faculty bio)

The Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) Program at Olivet College, created by the insurance industry in 1980, is considered one of the top risk management and insurance undergraduate education programs in the United States based on the following criteria:
· curriculum
· faculty
· co-curricular activities
· industry involvement

The IRM Major is integrated with co-curricular activities of the Alpha Alpha chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, which helps students to develop group collaboration, management and leadership skills, prepare for internship and employment interviews, and network with insurance and risk management professionals where they work. The IRM major is a full four-year program; students take IRM and other business courses throughout their four-years of study; not just in their junior and senior years as at most major schools. Small class sizes encourage maximum student/faculty interaction.

Course materials are developed by the risk management and insurance industry, are widely-recognized and continuously updated, and also assist students in preparing for national exams leading to the ARM, AIS, AAI, AU, AIC, ASLI, ARE, CPCU professional designations. We emphasize individual and social responsibility throughout curriculum, and “uberrima fides” (utmost good faith) in all risk management and insurance courses.

We encourage students to keep up-to-date in current IRM issues and global risk management by reading current insurance periodicals such as the National Underwriter, Business Insurance, Best’s Review, and Risk Management and a summer reading list. The IRM program also features intensive learning terms in the insurance capitals New York City and London, England, with other industry networking trips to Chicago and Toronto.

Course work emphasizes analytical thinking, critical thinking, and application of material to case studies and simulations, rather than memorization alone. The faculty includes 30 to 40 instructors from a cross section of the insurance and risk management professional business and regulatory community – such as agents, claims adjusters, marketers, underwriters, corporate risk managers and two full-time professors of risk management and insurance with 33 and 28 years of experience in the insurance field respectively, both published, industry consultants, who serve on numerous industry committees. The faculty are advised on curriculum and co-curricular activities by a committee of 35 professionals representing a cross-section of the risk management and insurance industry.

In addition to the course requirements, an internship is required and at least 3 internship credits must be earned before graduation. Students that wish to enroll in 300-level and 400-level IRM classes must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (average of all classes completed at Olivet College), must maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average to continue to take 300-level and 400-level IRM classes, and must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average to graduate from Olivet College with the IRM major.

Insurance and Risk Management Major (58 semester hours):
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212 Business Law I (3)
BUS 309 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 316 Financial Management I (3)
BUS 317 Financial Management II (3)
BUS 490 Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)
CS 210 Advanced Computer InformationSystems (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
IDS 390 Internship (3 credit minimum)
IRM 202 Negotiation and Persuasive Presentations (3)
IRM 221 Principles of Insurance and Risk Management (3)
IRM 322 Personal Insurance (3)
IRM 323 Commercial Insurance (3)
IRM 454 Risk Management (3)
MTH 232 Statistics (4)

Special Interest Tracks – Select six credits:
Agency:

IRM 324 PC Insurance Statutes & Service (3)
IRM 483 Agency Operations (3)
Insurer:
IRM 482 Studies in Insurance and Risk Management: Variable Topics (3)
IRM 490 Strategic Management of Insurance Enterprise (3)
Select any two 300- or 400-level IRM courses or FP courses

NOTE:

1. Membership in the Gamma Iota Sigma insurance and risk management fraternity is strongly recommended. The co-curricular activities of this student organization are a very significant and integral part of our educational process, providing a wide variety of learning opportunities outside of the classroom that help our students meet a large number of learning objectives and furnish portfolio exhibits, which document the accomplishment of those objectives. Gamma Iota Sigma also sponsors the department seminar.

2. The IRM 330 Ethics and Presentations course meets the Service Learning requirement, and is recommended for insurance and risk management students.

3. If the student is planning to attend graduate school, ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics, MTH 151 Calculus I and MTH 152 Calculus II are recommended.

4. A foreign language is highly recommended for all business students.

Insurance Claims Investigation Minor

The criminal justice program at Olivet College strives to prepare each student for the changing dynamics of the criminal justice system. Included in this preparation is the addition of new concentrations and minors developed to enhance the marketability of Olivet graduates.

The Insurance Claims Investigation Minor offers students the opportunity to earn a specialized minor in the field of insurance claims investigation. This minor is one of a kind and is not offered at any other institution in Michigan or any surrounding states. Olivet Collegeis an innovator in the field of claims investigation education.

This minor requires students to complete an internship with an insurance claims division. This internship would provide students first hand experience in claims investigation and provide employers with the opportunity to evaluate the knowledge and performance of Olivet students. Experts in the field of insurance state this minor is in high demand and students completing the required credits would be invaluable to insurance companies.
This program could be offered to retired police officers as an avenue for a second career.

Complete each of the following: (28-30 semester hours)
IRM 221 Principles of Insurance and Risk Management 3)
IRM 322* Personal Insurance (3)
IRM 323* Commercial Insurance (3)
IRM 482* Studies in Insurance: Claims Adjusting (3)
IRM 330* Ethics and Presentations (3)
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
OR
CJ 111 Corrections, Punishment & Crime (3)
CJ 280* Criminal Law & Jurisprudence (3)
CJ 360* Criminal Investigations (3)
CJ 430* Crime Scene Investigations (3)

Complete one to three hours from the following:
IDS 390 Internship (1-3)

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JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
Humanities Department

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Chair, Humanities Department; Associate Professor of Humanities
Conservatory 235
(269) 749-7621

(faculty bio)

The Journalism and Mass Communication Program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the media and in communications-related industries. Through hands-on experience in a variety of mass communication disciplines, which begins the first week a student arrives on campus, the student develops strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills which contribute to success in any career.

Journalism and Mass Communication Major

A bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communication requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The Olivet College journalism and mass communication major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

The journalism and mass communication major requires students to have access to a laptop computer, to be used in all classes and program offerings.

Major Courses (48 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (36 semester hours):

JMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication DW (3)
THR 105 Introduction to Oral Communication DW (3)
THR 203 Public Speaking (3)
JMC 200* Basic Reporting (3)
JMC 210* Basic Reporting II (3)
JMC 290 Practicum in Mass Communication (1–6) (Three semester hours required for major; additional hours do not count toward JMC electives for major)
JMC 300* Applied Journalism/Mass Communication (3)
JMC 310* Editing (3) SL
JMC 390* Internship (3)
JMC 400* Mass Communication Theories (3)
JMC 421* Mass Communication Law & Ethics (3)
ART EXP PhotoShop (3)
IDS 499 JMC Seminar (Satisfies Senior Experience (SE) when student is enrolled with 88 credits or more total)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
JMC 205* Broadcast Production (3)
JMC 215 Broadcast Announcing (3)
JMC 230* Broadcast Writing (3)
JMC 240 Photography and Visual Communication (3)
JMC 305* Publication Design (3)
JMC 450 Special Topics in Media (including: computer assisted reporting; film studies; contemporary issues in mass communication; covering sports; publication editing and design; arts reporting and criticism) (3)
(These courses are taught by professionals in the field).

Recommended Electives:
ART 311 Graphic Design I (3)
ART 312 Graphic Design II (3)
ART 313 Typography I (3)
ART 314 Typography II (3)
BUS 309 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 311 Advertising (3)
BUS 321 Public Relations (3)
JMC 201 Group Processes (3)
JMC 302 Interpersonal Communication
CS 110 Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 450 Special Topics: Web Design (3)
HST 317 American Foreign Policy (3)
HST 319 The Modern Middle East (3)
MTH 232 Statistics (3)
PHL 102 Introduction To Ethics (3)
POS 201 American Government-National (3)
POS 202 American Government-State and Local (3)
POS 320 Legislative Branch (3)
POS 321 Judicial Branch (3)
SA 305 People, Resources and the World (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

NOTE:
1. Internships may be taken for up to 15 semester hours of credit. Students are encouraged to take two or three smaller internships during their academic program, rather than taking all 15 semester hours in one internship.

2. JMC 290 (Practicum in Mass Communications) may be taken in radio, newspaper, broadcast media, literary magazine, research or video. Students may take this one semester hour course up to six times. A minimum of three semester hours is required for the journalism / mass communication major. Students are encouraged to take at least three semester hours in the medium of their intended career, although any combination of these practicums will satisfy the requirements for the major.

Journalism and Mass Communication Minor

The Olivet College journalism and mass communication minor requires successful completion of 27 semester hours as outlined below.

Complete each of the following (18 semester hours):
JMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication DW (3)
THR 105 Introduction to Oral Communication DW (3)
JMC 200* Basic Reporting (3)
JMC 210* Basic Reporting II (3)
JMC 290 Practicum in Mass Communication (1)
(Three semester hours required for minor; additional hours do not count toward JMC electives for minor)
JMC 390 Internship (3)

Complete nine semester hours of JMC electives

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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MARKETING MANAGEMENT
See Business Administration

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN INSURANCE
Business Administration Department

John Homer
Chair, Business Administration Department; Professor of Economics
(269) 749-7662

(faculty bio)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a concentration in insurance was developed in response to interest from alumni and corporate employers. The goal will be to provide a quality education for current insurance professionals that will lead to improvements in insurance industry practices and preserve the fundamental pronciple of uberrima fides (utmost good faith). This program will utilize new blended distance learning technology (synchronous and asynchronous) that will allow students to see and speak with faculty online during classes. The program will take advantage of experts in the appropriate fields as adjunct faculty located throughout the U.S. as well as Olivet College faculty.

Degree Requirements
A total of 48 credits must be completed within 7 years to earn the degree. Each course is 3 credit hours. Students must earn a 3.0 or higher grade point average to continue in the program and to graduate with the MBA degree.

Required Courses
Complete each of the following (36 semester hours):
MBA 800 Insurance & Risk Management (3)
MBA 808 Management & Organizational Behavior (3)
MBA 809 Strategic Marketing (3)
MBA 810 Managerial Economics (3)
MBA 811 Corporate Accounting (3)
MBA 812 Business & Insurance Law (3)
MBA 820 Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making for Management (3)
MBA 828 Managing a Diverse Workforce (3)
MBA 830 Ethics & Leadership (3)
MBA 835 Property-Casualty Insurance Contracts (3)
MBA 840 Financial Management of Property-Casualty Insurers (3)
MBA 890 Strategic Management of Property-Casualty Insurers (3)

Electives offered as announced
Complete 12 semester hours) from the following:

MBA 802 Personal Financial Planning (3)
MBA 803 Global Insurance & Risk Management (3)
MBA 821 Advanced Spreadsheets & Databases (3)
MBA 844 Reinsurance Principles & Practices (3)
MBA 853 Employee Benefits (3)
MBA 854 Risk Assessment (3)
MBA 855 Risk Control (3)
MBA 856 Risk Financing (3)
MBA 863 Surplus Lines Insurance Operations (3)
MBA 882 Variable Topics (3)

Thesis Option
6 elective credits may be earned by completion of a thesis

Transfer Credits
· Maximum number of transfer credits accepted IS24.

· Credit may be granted for some CPCU courses administered by the American Institute for CPCUs, IIA courses administered by the Insurance Institute of America (AIAF, ARe, ARM, ASLI), and CLU/ChFC courses administered by the American College. A list of Institute courses pre-approved for transfer will be available at http://web.olivetcollege.edu/insurance in the near future.

· Official transcripts from other educational institutions must be mailed directly to the Olivet College Office of Enrollment Management for review and acceptance of courses.

MATHEMATICS
Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Ross Bohms
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department;
Professor of Computer Science        
(269) 749-7135

 

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers programs that lead to majors in computer science, computer science secondary teaching, and information technology management. Minors are offered in computer science and computer science secondary teaching. Computer science classes are generally small, making it possible for students to receive significant individual attention.

The program stresses both theory and practice, with an emphasis on the latter. A series of required courses stress the fundamentals, whereas elective courses provide the opportunity to explore advanced topics. Both the required and elective courses provide exposure to a wide variety of software and hardware concepts. The computer science program provides a foundation for a career in the computer field or entry into a graduate program in computer science.

Mathematics Major

A bachelor of arts degree in mathematics requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The mathematics major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (40 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

CS 140* Computer Science I (3)
CS 240* Computer Science II (3)
MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 232* Statistics (4)
MTH 253* Calculus III (4)
MTH 320* Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 354* Differential Equations (3)
MTH 402* Complex Analysis (3)
MTH 405* Advanced Calculus (3)
MTH 430* Abstract Algebra (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
MTH 241* Probability (3)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Mathematics Elementary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in mathematics with elementary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College mathematics major with elementary teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College mathematics elementary teaching major requires successful completion of 31 semester hours of mathematics courses, a teachable minor and 31 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (31 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 232* Statistics (4)
MTH 241* Probability (3)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 253* Calculus III (4)
MTH 315* Geometry (3)
MTH 320* Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 430* Abstract Algebra (3)

Education Courses (33 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 320 Methods of teaching Hands-on Math in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Mathematics Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in mathematics with secondary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College mathematics major with secondary teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College mathematics secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 31 semester hours of biology courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (31 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 253* Calculus III (4)
MTH 315* Geometry (3)
MTH 320* Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 232* Statistics (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 430 Abstract Algebra (3)

Complete three semester hours from the following:
MTH 402* Complex Analysis (3)
MTH 405* Advanced Calculus (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 394* Methods of Teaching Mathematics (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Mathematics Minor

The Olivet College mathematics minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 253* Calculus III (4)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
MTH 402* Complex Analysis (3)
MTH 405* Advanced Calculus (3)
MTH 430* Abstract Algebra (3)
Complete six additional semester hours of Mathematics at the 200 level or higher.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Mathematics Elementary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College mathematics elementary teaching minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 232* Statistics (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 315* Geometry (3)
MTH 430* Abstract Algebra (3)

Education Courses (31 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 320 Methods of Teaching Hands-on Math in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Complete an approved major or two additional approved minors.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Mathematics Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College mathematics secondary teaching minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

MTH 151* Calculus I (4)
MTH 152* Calculus II (4)
MTH 315* Geometry (3)
MTH 232* Statistics (4)
MTH 242* Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 430* Abstract Algebra (3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 394 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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MUSIC
Performing Arts Department

Timothy Flynn, Ph.D.
Chair, Performing Arts Department, Music Program Director and Assistant Professor of Music

(269) 749-7660

(faculty bio)

The music program offers a curriculum leading to the bachelor of arts degrees. Each of these instructional programs has been designed to help students prepare for specific career objectives and must be carefully followed through a four-year program. Persons planning to major or minor in music should examine these programs and, in consultation with a music faculty advisor, select the one that is most appropriate.

A bachelor of arts in music education degree candidate will receive K-12 certification. The student desiring a non-teaching degree should choose the music major.

The music program also offers opportunities to persons majoring in other academic disciplines of the college to participate in one or more of the performing ensembles, to take a teaching minor in music, and/or to study music privately with one of the faculty artist-teachers.

Requirements for the various music degree programs are listed below. All music majors and minors are required to participate satisfactorily in ensembles and attain piano proficiency, as outlined in the Music Student Handbook. The piano proficiency requirement may be satisfied by examination or successful completion of MUS 141 (Class Piano I) and MUS 142 (Class Piano II).

All music majors require the completion of the following portfolio requirements. Detailed information about the portfolio requirement for this major is available from the department.
Present a portfolio to the career advisor containing the following items:

1. Professional documents (resume and other materials)
2. Portfolio exhibits which demonstrate:

• Ability to perform competently in the chosen area of vocal or instrumental music
• Ability to perform in a large group ensemble
• A written project in music history/theory
• Knowledge of music literature and various musical styles
• Ability to perform basic analysis of music compositions
• Demonstrate aural skills
• Piano proficiency
• Ability to teach effectively in a variety of settings
• Ability to create an effective set of lesson plans

Music Major

Music Program Degrees and Concentrations
There are two main degrees in music at Olivet College: 1. The Bachelor of Arts in Music which may include a specific concentration or, 2. The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, which is approved by the State of Michigan Department of Education. Both of these degrees and all the specific concentrations use the same core music courses (57 credits) listed below with an additional cohort of courses which support the specific concentrations.

1. Bachelor of Arts in Music with or without a specific concentration (see below):
Music Business
Musical Theatre
Sacred Music

2. Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (K-12)

Music Major Core Courses (49 semester hours)
Complete each of the following courses:

MUS 111 Music Theory I (3)
MUS 112 Music Theory II (3)
MUS 113 Aural Skills I (1)
MUS 114 Aural Skills II (1)
MUS 141 Class Piano I (1)
MUS 142 Class Piano II (1)
MUS 211 Music Theory III (3)
MUS 212 Music Theory IV (3)
MUS 213 Aural Skills III (1)
MUS 214 Aural Skills IV (1)
MUS 221 Comprehensive Music History I (3)
MUS 222 Comprehensive Music History II (3)
MUS 321 Comprehensive Music History III (3)
MUS 322 Comprehensive Music History IV (3)
MUS 497 Senior Experience (3)

Private Lessons (8 semester hours)
MUS 118/218/318/418

Ensembles ( 8 semester hours)
MUS 150-450 College Choir-instrumentalists
MUS 160-460 Wind Ensemble-vocalists

Bachelor of Arts in Music (120 semester hours)
To earn the Bachelor of Arts in music, the student must complete:

1. General Education courses (33 credits)
2. Music Core courses as above (57 credits)
3. Music Electives (3 credits)
4. Non-Music Electives: choose from a number of other music and non-music courses to reach 120 credits.

Music Concentrations

Musical Theatre Concentration (120 semester hours)
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Musical Theatre the student must complete:

1. General Education courses (33 credits)
2. Music Core courses (57 credits)
3. Music Electives (3 credits)
4. Non-Music Electives (3 credits)
5. Theatre/Dance Requirements (24 credits)
THR 106 Theatre and Culture (3)
THR 111 Acting (3)
THR 121 Dance I (1)
THR 221 Dance II (1)
THR 200/300/400 production, 1 credit (4)
THR 490 offered as a class in Acting for Musical Theatre (3)
THR 490 General Technical Theatre (3)
MUS 480 Special Topics in Music: History of Musical Theatre (3)
MUS 497 Senior Experience (3)

Sacred Music Concentration (120 semester hours)
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Sacred Music, the student must complete:

1. General Education courses (33 credits)
2. Music Core courses (57)
3. Sacred Music Concentration requirements (15 credits)
MUS 312 Introduction to Composition and Orchestration (3)
MUS 355 Sacred Music: History and Styles (3)
MUS 356 Techniques in Sacred Music (3)
MUS 367 Conducting I (3)
MUS 368 Conducting II (3)
4. Religion Requirements (12 credits)
REL 101 Religion and the Quest for Meaning (3)
REL 111 Old Testament History (3)
REL 216 Literature of the New Testament (3)
REL 219 World Religions (3)
5. Religion Electives (3 credits)

Music Business Concentration (120 semester hours)
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Music Business, the student must complete:
1.
General Education courses (33 credits)
2. Core Music courses (57 credits)
3. Music Electives (3 credits)
4. Business courses (27 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 212 Business Law I (3)
BUS 300 Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 316 Financial Management I (3)
BUS 490 Business Policy (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

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Music Education Major

A music education degree in elementary vocal music education is a combination of vocal music education major/music performance minor—both are required for the B.A. in music education. The B.A. in music education degree requires successful completion of portfolio requirements with a minimum of 120 semester hours and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College B.A. in music education requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College music education teaching major requires successful completion of 52 semester hours of music courses and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (52-30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following courses:

MUS 111 Music Theory I (3)
MUS 112* Music Theory II (3)
MUS 113 Aural Skills I (1)
MUS 114* Aural Skills II (1)
MUS 141 Class Piano I (1)
(may be waived by passing Piano Proficiency)
MUS 142* Class Piano II (1)
(may be waived by passing Piano Proficiency)
MUS 211* Music Theory III (3)
MUS 212* Music Theory IV (3)
MUS 213* Aural Skills III (1)
MUS 214* Aural Skills IV (1)
MUS 221 Comprehensive Music History I (3)
MUS 222 Comprehensive Music History II (3)
MUS 231 Introduction to Music and Computers (3)
MUS 311* Form and Analysis (3)
MUS 312 Introduction to Composition and Orchestration (3)
MUS 321 Comprehensive Music History III (3)
MUS 322 Comprehensive Music History IV (3)
MUS 367 Conducting I (3)
MUS 368 Conducting II (3)
IDS 499 Music Portfolio Seminar (7)

Complete at least seven semester hours of Private Music Lessons according to major instrument (MUS 118, 218*, 318*, 418*).

Complete at least seven semester hours of ensembles chosen from the following (may be repeated to meet requirement):
MUS 150-450 Choir (Vocal majors) (1)
MUS 160-460 Wind Ensemble (Instrumental majors) (1)

Instrumental Option:
MUS 143 String Instruments Methods Class I (2)
MUS 144 Woodwind Instruments Methods Class I (2)
MUS 145 Percussion Instruments Methods Class I (2)
MUS 244 Brass Methods (2)

Vocal Option:
MUS 156 Voice Pedagogy I (2)
MUS 157 Diction and Repertoire Class (1)
MUS 256 Voice Pedagogy II (2)
ED 338 Instrumental Methods for Vocalists (2)
ED 348 Secondary Instrumental Methods (2)

Complete each of the following education courses:
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 344* Elementary Music Education Methods (2)
ED 346* Secondary Music Education Methods (2)

Elementary Option:
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Secondary Option:
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

NOTE:
1. The student’s major ensemble and primary performing instrument/voice will be determined by consensus of the music faculty. The seven semester hours of ensemble and seven semester hours of private lessons must take place with these agreed-upon choices.

2. The student must successfully complete a piano proficiency examination before the major will be awarded. This examination, administered by the piano faculty at a mutually convenient time, will test the student’s basic reading ability, knowledge of scales and arpeggios, ability to harmonize and transpose simple melodies, and further technical development. MUS 141 (Class Piano I) and MUS 142 (Class Piano II) may be waived if the student passes the Piano Proficiency Exam.

3. Music majors are required to attend at least ten music performances per year.

4. Music Theory and Aural Skills courses (MUS 111/112/211, 212 and MUS 113/114/213/214) are sequences which require a grade of “C” or above in order to continue on to the next course in the sequence.

Music Minor

The Olivet College music minor requires the successful completion of 27 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (27 semester hours)
Complete each of the following courses:

MUS 111 Music Theory I (3)
MUS 112* Music Theory II (3)
MUS 113 Aural Skills I (1)
MUS 114* Aural Skills II (1)
MUS 141 Class Piano I (1)
(may be waived by passing Piano Proficiency)
MUS 142* Class Piano II (1)
(may be waived by passing Piano Proficiency)
MUS 231 Introduction to Music and Computers (3)

Complete six semester hours of music history from the following:
MUS 221* Comprehensive Music History I (3)
MUS 222* Comprehensive Music History II (3)
MUS 321* Comprehensive Music History III (3)
MUS 322* Comprehensive Music History IV (3)

Complete at least four semester hours of MUS 118, 218*, 318*, 418* (Private Music Lessons).

Complete at least four semester hours of ensembles chosen from the following (may be repeated to meet the requirement):
MUS 150-450 Choir (Vocal majors) (1)
MUS 160-460 Wind Ensemble (Instrumental majors) (1)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

NOTE:
1. The student’s major ensemble and primary performing instrument/voice will be determined by consensus of the music faculty. The four semester hours of ensemble and four semester hours of private lessons must take place with these agreed-upon choices.

2. The student must successfully complete a piano proficiency examination before the minor will be awarded. This examination, administered by the piano faculty at a mutually convenient time, will test the student’s basic reading ability, knowledge of scales and arpeggios, ability to harmonize and transpose simple melodies, and further technical development. If keyboard skill development is necessary in order to pass the examination, students may enroll in MUS 141 (Class Piano I) and MUS 142 (Class Piano II).

3. Music Theory and Aural Skills courses (MUS 111/112 and 113/114) are sequences which require a grade of “C” or above in order to continue on to the next course in the sequence.

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PHILOSOPHY
See Humanities Department

PHYSICS
See Natural and Physical Sciences Department

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Social Science Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Science Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

Political Science Minor

The Political Science Program offers a variety of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the historical and political processes. Students pursuing political science will study a variety of fields and be introduced to advanced research, writing and social science research methods.
An understanding of political science is fundamental to a liberal arts education. Political science provides excellent preparation for law school, government work, foreign service, and various service industries and institutions.

Minor Courses
Complete each of the following (24 semester hours):

HST 202 History of the United States II (3)
POS 201 American Government – National (3)
POS 202 American Government – State and Local (3)

Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
POS 305* The American Constitution (3)
POS 310* Michigan Government and Politics (3)
POS 316* Modern Russia (3)
POS 317* American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (3)
POS 320* The Legislative Branch: The Working Congress (3)
POS 321* The Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court, Law, and The Legal Process (3)
POS 330* Public Administration, The Courts, Law Enforcement, and The Police (3)
POS 418 Independent Study (1–3)

NOTE: Political science students anticipating graduate studies are strongly encouraged to take a statistics course.

Political Science Elementary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College political science minor with elementary teaching certification requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses
Complete each of the following (21 semester hours):

POS 201 American Government - National (3)
POS 202 American Government - State and Local (3)

Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
POS 305* The American Constitution (3)
POS 310* Michigan Government and Politics (3)
POS 316* Modern Russia (3)
POS 317* American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (3)
POS 320* The Legislative Branch: The Working Congress (3)
POS 321* The Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court, Law, and The Legal Process (3)
POS 330* Public Administration, The Courts, Law Enforcement, and The Police (3)
POS 418 Independent Study (1–3)

Education Courses (31 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Political Science Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College political science minor with secondary teaching certification requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (six semester hours):

POS 201 American Government - National (3)
POS 202 American Government - State and Local (3)

Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
POS 305* The American Constitution (3)
POS 310* Michigan Government and Politics (3)
POS 316* Modern Russia (3)
POS 317* American Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (3)
POS 320* The Legislative Branch: The Working Congress (3)
POS 321* The Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court, Law, and The Legal Process (3)
POS 330* Public Administration, The Courts, Law Enforcement, and The Police (3)
POS 418 Independent Study (1–3)

Education Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the followings:

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED XXX Teaching Methods in Major (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Complete an approved major.

NOTE: Political science students anticipating graduate studies are strongly encouraged to take a statistics course.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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PSYCHOLOGY
Social Science Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Science Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

The psychology program provides opportunities for learning, service and career preparation for those interested in and committed to understanding and furthering people’s positive change and development. Students are encouraged to think critically about human behavior, to respect the complexity and diversity of individuals, and to explore the many applications of psychology essential to helping each other function in peace in an increasingly demanding and global society. Majors and minors will further explore three perspectives on positive change:

1. The problems perspective studies cause of and methods of assessing and treating individual problems;
2. The cognitive perspective studies how change is influenced by elementary processes of thinking, learning and motivation; and
3. The developmental perspective explores change as it occurs through the life-span.
The psychology program at Olivet emphasizes career preparation in basic and applied social science fields such as counseling, clinical practice, child development, family studies, gerontology, rehabilitation, education, social work and health fields. In conjunction with other fields, psychology also supports preparation in business management, psychiatry and art or music therapy.

Psychology Major

A bachelor of arts degree in psychology requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
      The Olivet College psychology major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements

Major Courses (43 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (16 semester hours):

PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 330 Social Science Statistics (3)
PSY 390 Research Methods (4 )
PSY 460 Historical and Philosophical Roots of Psychology (3)
PSY 490 Psychology Senior Seminar (3 )

Brain and Behavior
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 305 Cognition (3)
PSY 306 Learning and Behavior (3)
PSY 345 Introduction to Neuroscience (3 )

Social and Developmental Psychology
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 215 Sexuality and Gender Identity (3)
PSY 270 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 314 Development Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 319 Personality Theories (3)

Psychological Well-Being
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 120 Positive Psychology (3)
PSY 325 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 420 Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)

Applied Psychology
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 225 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)
PSY 235 Intimate Relationships (3)
PSY 320 Topics in Criminology (3)
PSY 403 Practicum in Psychology (1-6)
(3 credits appliy toward psychology major degree requirements)
PSY 425 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
PSY 430 Health Psychology (3)

Majors must complete an additional nine semester hours of psychology; students may choose from the following courses or from any of the aforementioned courses that do not fulfill any other major requirement to count as elective credit.

Complete nine semester hours from the following:
PSY 220 Cinematic Portrayal of Psychology (3)
PSY 418 Independent Study: Readings (3)
PSY 419 Independent Research (3)
PSY 450 Special Topics in Psychology (3)

Required Cognate Courses
BIO 111 Principles of Biology-Molecules to Cells
OR
BIO 112 Principles of Biology-Organisms to Ecosystems (3)

Any SA 300 level course or above.

Minor Courses (25 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (13 semester hours):

PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 330 Social Science Statistics (3)
PSY 390 Research Methods (4)
PSY 460 Historical and Philosophical Roots of Psychology (3)

Brain and Behavior
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 305 Cognition (3)
PSY 306 Learning and Behavior (3)
PSY 345 Introduction to Neuroscience (3)

Social and Developmental Psychology
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 215 Sexuality and Gender Identity (3)
PSY 270 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 314 Development Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 319 Personality Theories (3)

Psychological Well-Being
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 120 Positive Psychology (3)
PSY 325 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 420 Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)

Applied Psychology
Complete three semester hours from the following:

PSY 225 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)
PSY 235 Intimate Relationships (3)
PSY 320 Topics in Criminology (3)
PSY 403 Practicum in Psychology (1-6)
(3 credits apply toward psychology minor degree requirements)
PSY 425 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
PSY 430 Health Psychology (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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PRE-DENTISTRY
PRE-MEDICAL
PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE

See Natural and Physical Sciences

PRE-LAW
See Social Science

RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND ETHICS
Humanities Department

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Chair, Humanities Department; Associate Professor of Humanities
Conservatory 235
(269) 749-7621

(faculty bio)

The Humanities Department offers a minor in Religious Studies and Ethics. The Religious Studies and Ethics program offers courses in a range of areas, including:
World religions
Religion, ethics and society
Theories and methods in the study of religion
Scripture and its interpretation
Church history

The program emphasizes critical thinking and writing in the area of religious studies and ethics. Students will gain a critical perspective on a variety of contemporary issues in these fields. This knowledge can provide an excellent enhancement to the content of one’s major field of study at Olivet, whether this be history, sociology and anthropology, or journalism. It can also round out professional training in the sciences or business.

Students should meet with the Faculty Advisor in order to design a program that best fulfills their educational needs. Independent studies can be conducted on specialized topics of interest to students.

Religious Studies and Ethics Minor

A minor in Religious Studies and Ethics requires the successful completion of 24 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (24 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (6 semester hours):

REL 101 Religion and the Quest for Meaning (3)
PHL 102 Introduction to Ethics (3)

Complete at least one of the following (3 semester hours):
REL 260 World Religions I: Eastern Traditions (3)
REL 261 World Religions II: Western Traditions (3)

Complete 15 additional semester hours, with courses from
at least three of the following four areas:

Scripture and its Interpretation
REL 210 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3)
REL 211 Literature of the New Testament (3)
REL 315 The Bible and Ethics (3)
WGS 415 Women in the Bible* (3)

Church History
REL 220 History of Christianity I: Early Christianity to the Reformation (3)
REL 221 History of Christianity II: The Reformation to the Present (3)

Religion, Ethics, and Society
REL 330 Gender, Sexuality and Religion (3)
REL 335* Rights, Reason and the Common Good (3)
REL 350* Biomedical Ethics (3)
SA 306 Religions and Social Order/Disorder (3)

World Religions
REL 260 World Religions I: Eastern Traditions (3)
REL 261 World Religions II: Western Traditions (3)
REL 365 Earth-Based Religions and Spirituality (3)

Specialized Courses
REL 470 Independent Study (1-3)
REL 490 Special Topics (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

SCIENCE
Natural and Physical Sciences Department

John Wilterding
Chair, Natural and Physical Sciences Department;
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
(269) 749-7634

(faculty bio)

Many of the courses under this heading are designed to serve both science majors and
non-majors, and satisfy the science experience and service learning general education requirements. The classes are enhanced by the college’s extensive collection of rocks and minerals and biological specimens as well as the planetarium, astronomical observatory and biological preserve.
The sciences have become increasingly important in education in public schools across the country. The Integrated Science Teaching Majors and Minor can provide excellent background to those seeking certification as teachers. The programs offer hands-on experiences, both in the laboratory and in the field.

Integrated Science Elementary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in science with elementary teaching certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College science major with elementary teaching certification requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College integrated science elementary teaching major requires successful completion of 31 semester hours of science courses, a teachable minor and 31 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (36-37 semester hours):
BIO 105 Human Biology (3)
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I – Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II - Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
IDS 251 Nature, Technology and Humanity (3)
SCI 103 Introductory Astronomy (3)
SCI 105 Introductory Geology (3)
SCI 107 Environmental Science (3)
SCI 111 Introduction to Chemistry (3)
SCI 112 Introduction to Physics (3)
SCI 201 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)

Complete one of the following:
(three or four semester hours)

BIO 150 Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 160 Introductory Botany (4)
BIO 210 Entomology (3)
BIO 216 Ornithology (3)
BIO 305 Ethology (3)
BIO 313 Plant Ecology (3)

Complete each of the following education courses
(33 semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 322* Methods of Teaching Hands-On Science in the Elementary School (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Integrated Science Elementary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College science elementary teaching minor requires successful completion of
27 semester hours in addition to education courses as outlined below.

Minor courses (27 semester hours):
BIO 105 Human Biology (3)
BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
SCI 102 Biological Science (3)
SCI 103 Introductory Astronomy (3)
SCI 105 Introductory Geology (3)
SCI 107 Environmental Science (3)
SCI 111 Introduction to Chemistry (3)
SCI 112 Introduction to Physics (3)
SCI 201 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)

Complete each of the following:
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Integrated Science Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in science with secondary certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.75
The Olivet College science major with secondary teaching certification requires completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
Because this is a comprehensive major, providing a very broad base of scientific knowledge, unlike many other teaching majors, a minor is not required.
The Olivet College integrated science secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 54 semester hours of science courses and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (54 semester hours):
BIO 105 Human Biology (3)
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I Molecules to Cells (3)
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 208 General Ecology (3)
BIO 404* Genetics (3)
BIO 406* Biostatistics (3)
CEM 151† General Chemistry I (3)
CEM 152† General Chemistry II (3)
CEM 153† General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CEM 154*† General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CEM 231 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CEM 232 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CEM 233*† Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
CEM 234*† Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
SCI 103 Introductory Astronomy (3)
SCI 105 Introductory Geology (3)
SCI 201 Physical Geography (3)
IDS 251* Nature, Technology and Humanity (3)
PHA 201*† College Physics I (3)
PHA 202*† College Physics II (3)
PHA 203*† College Physics I Laboratory (1)
PHA 204*† College Physics II Laboratory (1)

Complete each of the following education courses (30 semester hours):
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the
Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 396* Teaching Methods in Science (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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SOCIAL STUDIES
Social Science Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Science Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

Social studies programs are provided for and chosen almost exclusively by students preparing themselves for careers as teachers. The range of choices among possible components is very wide, and the student should plan his or her program in close consultation with the academic advisor and the Director of the Teacher Preparation Program.

The social studies major requires the completion of the following portfolio and course requirements. Detailed information about the portfolio requirements for this major are available from the department.

Social Studies Major

A bachelor of arts degree in social studies requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
      The Olivet College social studies major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (36 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (18 semester hours):

ECO 201* Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202* Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)
POS 201 American Government - National (3)
POS 202 American Government - State and Local (3)

Complete 18 semester hours from the following disciplines. The student must complete at least 12 semester hours at the 300 or 400 level:
ECO (Economics)
GEO (Geography)
HST (History)
POS (Political Science)
PSY (Psychology)
SA (Sociology and Anthropology)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Social studies students, especially those anticipating graduate studies, are strongly encouraged to take a statistics course.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Social Studies Elementary and Secondary Group Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in social studies with teacher certification requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College social studies teaching group major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College social studies group teaching major requires successful completion of 36 semester hours of biology courses, a teachable minor and 31 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (36 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (24 semester hours):

ECO 201* Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECO 202* Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
GEO 201 Physical Geography (3)
GEO Any course (3)
HST 201 History of the United States I (3)
HST 202 History of the United States II (3)
POS 201 American Government - National (3)
POS 202 American Government - State and Local (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
Economics
Geography
History
Political Science

Education Courses
Complete each of the following (eight semester hours):

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)

Elementary Education
Complete each the following (23 semester hours):

ED 300* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
ED 301* Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
ED 401* Elementary Methods (3)
ED 407* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (14)

Secondary Education
Complete each of the following (22 semester hours):

ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 393* Methods of Teaching Social Studies (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Complete an approved minor.

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.
See portfolio mentor or career advisor.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Social Science Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Science Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

The combined program in sociology and anthropology provides service learning and career preparation opportunities for those interested and committed to promoting peace, understanding and positive change in society. The program helps students learn to ask questions about their society and other societies around the world, to think critically about answers to these questions, and to explore various opportunities for responsible, committed citizenship in an international community. Students receive a solid grounding in social theory in their first year. Majors and minors then apply these concepts in thematic courses, practicums and research experiences. In addition, majors and minors are exposed to issues in cultural pluralism and diversity through course work in gender, ethnicity, social class, and in at least one course with a transnational focus.

The sociology and anthropology program emphasizes preparation for careers and graduate training in basic and applied social science fields such as social work, community relations, alternative dispute resolution, criminal justice, education, international relations and service, human resources and advocacy, as well as research and teaching.

Students in the Sociology/Anthropology Program at Olivet College are required to complete 37 semester hours for a major and 21 semester hours for a minor. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue at least 4 semesters of another language in addition to their major studies. Students may minor in any subject, or, they may choose to elect a concentration in area studies. Suggested area studies are: race and ethnicity, gender studies, bio-cultural studies, economic studies and computer science. Students interested in ethnic art or ethnomusicology may wish to combine a sociology/anthropology minor with a major in art or music.

Prerequisites:
All classes at or above the level of SA 300 require the completion of IDS 112 with a grade of "C" or better. Unless otherwise noted or modified, prerequisites for courses numbered at or above SA 300 require six hours of 200-level course work in sociology/anthropology, psychology, gender studies or criminal justice, or, with permission of the instructor.

Sociology and Anthropology Major

A bachelor of arts degree in sociology and anthropology requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.
      The Olivet College sociology and anthropology major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Major Courses (37 semester hours)
Complete 22 semester hours from the following:

SA 200 Introduction to Sociology/Anthropology (3)
SA 300* Conflict and Cooperation (3)
SA 330* Statistics for Social Science (4)
SA 340* Applications in Sociology/Anthropology (3)
SA 350* Workshop in Sociology/Anthropology (3)
SA 390* Research Methods (3)
SA 403* Practicum (IDS 490 alternative) (3-6)

Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
SA 201* Myth, Symbol and Meaning (3)
SA 203 Childhood and Culture (3)
SA 302* Inequalities -Ethnicity (3)
SA 302* Inequalities- Gender (3)
SA 304* Sport, Culture and Society (3)
SA 305* People, Resources and the World (3)
SA 306* Religions and Social Order/Disorder (3)
SA 307* Biocultural Ecology (3)
SA 309 Psychology of Gender (3)
SA 311 Uncloseting America (3)
SA 418* Directed Readings (1-3)
SA 419* Directed Advanced Research (1-6)
SA 450 Special Topics (3)
SCI 350* Gender, Race and Science (3)
WS 201 Intro to Women’s Studies (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

NOTE:
1. Sociology and anthropology students, especially those anticipating graduate studies, are strongly encouraged to take a statistics course.

2. SA 201 (Myth, Symbol and Meaning) or SA 203 (Childhood and Culture) is the minimum prerequisite for some sociology and anthropology courses.

3. Only six semester hours of SA 403 (Practicum) may be applied to the major. In order to register, students must check with the department.

Sociology and Anthropology Minor

The Olivet College sociology and anthropology minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the folowing (9 semester hours
(:
SA 200* Introduction to Sociology/Anthropology (3)
SA 340* Applications in Sociology/Anthropology (3)
SA 350 Workshop in Sociology/Anthropology (3)

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
SA 201* Myth, Symbol and Meaning (3)
SA 203 Childhood and Culture (3)
SA 300 Conflict and Cooperation (3)
SA 302* Inequalities –Ethnicity (3)
SA 302* Inequalities- Gender (3)
SA 303 Uncloseting America (3)
SA 304* Sport, Culture and Society (3)
SA 305* People, Resources and the World (3)
SA 306* Religions and Social Order/Disorder (3)
SA 307* Biocultural Ecology (3)
SA 311 Uncloseting America (3)
SA 403* Practicum (IDS 490 alternative) (3)
SCI 350* Gender, Race and Science (3)

NOTE:
1. SA 201 (Myth, Symbol and Meaning) or SA 203 (Childhood and Culture) is the minimum prerequisite for most sociology and anthropology courses.

2. Sociology and anthropology students, especially those anticipating graduate studies, are strongly encouraged to take a statistics course.

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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SPEECH
Performing Arts Department

Timothy Flynn, Ph.D.
Chair, Performing Arts Department, Music Program Director and Assistant Professor of Music

(269) 749-7660

(faculty bio)

Speech Secondary Teaching Major

A bachelor of arts degree in speech with secondary teaching certification requires successful completion of portfolio requirements and 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College speech with secondary teaching certification major requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.
The Olivet College speech secondary teaching major requires successful completion of 30 semester hours of speech courses, a teachable minor and 30 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (30 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (18 semester hours):

JMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
THR 105 Introduction to Oral Communication (3)
THR 106 Theatre and Culture (3)
THR 111 Acting (3)
THR 203 Public Speaking (3)
THR 303 Argumentation and Debate (3)

Complete nine semester hours of the following:
JMC 201 Group Processes (3)
JMC 302 Interpersonal Communication (3)
JMC 304 Advocacy and Persuasion (3)
THR 202 Survey of Dramatic Literature (3)
THR 205 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
JMC 400 Mass Communication Theory (3)
JMC 450 Special Topics in Media (3)
THR 490 Problems and Projects in Theatre (1–3)

Complete an additional three semester hours of speech electives.

Complete each of the following education courses (30 semester hours):
ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 366* Methods of Teaching Speech (2)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directing Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.

Speech Elementary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College speech elementary teaching minor requires successful completion of 20 semester hours in addition to elementary education courses as outlined below.
    The Olivet College speech with elementary teaching certification minor requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Minor Courses (23 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (20 semester hours):

THR 100* Theatre Practicum (1)
THR 105 Introduction To Oral Communication (3)
THR 106 Theatre and Culture (3)
THR 111 Acting (3)
THR 121 Dance (1)
THR 203 Public Speaking (3)
THR 206 Creative Drama in Classroom (3)
JMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
JMC 201* Group Processes (3)
JMC 302* Interpersonal Communication (3)
THR 205 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)
THR 303* Argumentation and Debate (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Speech Secondary Teaching Minor

The Olivet College speech secondary teaching minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours in addition to secondary education courses as outlined below.
    The Olivet College speech with secondary teaching certification minor requires successful completion of the following courses in addition to specific portfolio objectives. Contact the department for detailed information about the portfolio requirements.

Minor courses (24 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

JMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
THR 105 Introduction To Oral Communication (3)
THR 111 Acting (3)
THR 203 Public Speaking (3)
THR 303* Argumentation and Debate (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
JMC 201* Group Processes (3)
JMC 302* Interpersonal Communication (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
JMC 304* Advocacy and Persuasion (3)
THR 205 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)

Complete three semester hours of the following:
JMC 400* Mass Communication Theory (3 )
JMC 450 Special Topics in Media (3)
THR 490* Problems and Projects in Theatre (1-3)

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VISUAL ARTS
Visual Arts Department

Gary Wertheimer
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department; Professor of Art; Visual Arts Program Director
Art Building (269) 749-7627
   

(faculty bio)

The Visual Arts Department at is studio-oriented with an emphasis on drawing and an overall philosophy that focuses on realism. The faculty have developed a drawing program which assumes no ability in the beginning student and aims to train her/him to draw figuratively at a professional level. Students entering the department may attain advanced placement relative to their artistic abilities. Studio classes operate as ateliers (workshops) where the students are treated as responsible adult learners in a general atmosphere of individual attention and informal contact. As a teaching strategy, the instructor often works on his/her art alongside the students. A system of competency validation Competency Validation System is employed to assess and grade students. Students also have the opportunity to improve upon most of the grades they have earned in the program by taking advantage of the Credit Revalidation policy.

Along with skill development, the department engages students in issues of character and responsibility through readings, writings, discussions, etc. As seniors, students are required to develop a senior project that articulates, in image and word, the synthesis of their experiences at Olivet College and the relevance of the college’s academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility to their lives now and in the future.
Within the department the faculty/student ratio is small and there is maximum access to studio facilities. In addition to the introductory courses, a full complement of studio classes in sculpture, painting, graphics and ceramics is offered. The department offers a visual arts major with concentrations in biological illustration, commercial design or studio art, a visual arts education teaching group major (K-12), a visual arts dual discipline major with concentrations in pre-art therapy or visual arts business, and a visual arts minor.

Visual Arts Major

A bachelor of arts degree in visual arts requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

As outlined below, the Olivet College visual arts major requires successful completion of 39 semester hours of core courses plus the following additional hours for each concentration (biological illustration-nine additional hours, commercial design-nine additional hours, or studio arts-12 additional hours).

Students interested in pursuing a career in art therapy should pursue a major in visual arts and a minor in psychology.

Students interested in combining visual arts and business or visual arts and science should meet with the department chair to determine an appropriate curriculum.

Visual Arts Major Core Courses (39 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ART 101 Image and Culture (3)
ART 105 Drawing Skills Lab (3)
ART 107 Visual Foundations (3)
ART 205 Portrait Sculpture: Fundamental (3)
ART 221 Sculpture: Fundamental (3)
ART 231 Printmaking: Fundamental (3)
ART 240 History of World Art I (3)
ART 241 History of World Art II (3)
ART 242 Modern and Contemporary Art History (3)
ART 245 Figure Drawing: Fundamental (3)
ART 251 Painting: Fundamental (3)
ART 271 Biological Illustration: Fundamental (3)
ART 311 Graphic Design and Computer Art I (3)

Select a concentration

Biological Illustration Concentration

Biological illustration is a concentration offered jointly by the Visual Arts Program and Biology Program. The focus of this program is the specific application of visual/artistic skills towards biological/medical/scientific ends. The student is trained to draw realistically and accurately as well as to master a variety of commercial design skills involving the reproduction of graphic materials. These skills, along with biological course work, prepare the student to enter graduate programs leading to a master’s degree in biological/medical/scientific illustration. This highly specialized field of study leads to a rewarding career combining art and biology. Interested students should contact members of the Visual Arts Program and Biology Program.

Complete each of the following (nine semester hours):
ART 345* Figure Drawing: Intermediate (3)
ART 371* Biological Illustration: Intermediate (3)
ART 471* Biological Illustration: Advanced (3)

Highly Recommended Electives:
BIO 102 Biological Science (3)
OR
BIO 150 Introductory Zoology (4)
BIO 202* Comparative Vertebrate Biology (3)
BIO 211* Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIO 212* Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIO 307* Physiology (3)

Total semester hours required for Commercial Design Concentration: 48 semester hours
Complete an approved minor and/or enough electives to reach 120 semester hours for graduation.

Commercial Design Concentration

The focus of the commercial design concentration program is geared toward the application of fine art skills to commercial ends. Technology in art production; letter and type design; layout and art preparation and computer generated design form the core of this major. Students graduating with this concentration can move directly into employment in the advertising, publishing, illustration, or television fields. Alternatively, students may wish to further specialize by pursuing an advanced degree.

Complete each of the following (nine semester hours):
ART 312 Graphic Design and Computer Art II (3)
ART 313 Typography in Art and Computer Imaging I (3)
ART 314 Typography in Art and Computer Imaging II (3)

Studio Arts Concentration

The Studio Arts Concentration is geared toward those individuals who wish to express themselves through visual arts and aspire to build a career through their studio endeavors. This concentration also serves as a foundation for those wishing to attend a master of fine arts graduate program in a specific studio focus with the possible intention of teaching at the college level. All students interested in the studio arts concentration must successfully complete the following courses.

Complete each of the following (12 semester hours):
Total semester hours required for Studio Arts Concentration: 51 semester hours

ART 200 Ceramics: Fundamental (3)
ART studio Advanced Level Studio (300–400 level classes in painting, sculpture, graphics, or ceramics; students may choose any combination of upper division courses) (6)
ART 490 Advanced Independent Work (3)

Electives to reach 120 semester hours.

Visual Arts Education Major K-12 - Elementary and Secondary

A bachelor of arts degree in visual arts with teacher certification requires a minimum of 120 semester hours with at least an overall grade point average of 2.75.
      The Olivet College visual arts teaching group major requires successful completion of 50 semester hours of visual arts courses and 40 semester hours of education courses.

Major Courses (50 semester hours)
Complete each of the following Visual Arts Courses:

ART 101 Image and Culture (3)
ART 105 Drawing Skills Lab (3)
ART 107 Visual Foundations (3)
ART 200 Ceramics: Fundamental (3)
ART 205 Portrait Sculpture: Fundamental (3)
ART 221 Sculpture: Fundamental (3)
ART 231 Printmaking: Fundamental (3)
ART 240 History of World Art I (3)
ART 241 History of World Art II (3)
ART 242 Modern & Contemporary Art History (3)
ART 245 Figure Drawing: Fundamental (3)
ART 251 Painting: Fundamental (3)
ART 271 Biological Illustration: Fundamental (3)
ART 311 Graphic Design/Composition Art I (3)
ART 490 Advanced Independent Work (2)
ART Studio Advanced level studio (two 300-400 level courses, single focus; painting,
sculpture, printmaking or ceramics) (6)

Art Education Courses (40 semester hours)
(Elementary and Secondary)

ED 201* Foundations of American Education (2)
ED 202* Psychology of Human Development and Learning (2)
ED 203* Education of the Exceptional Learner (2)
ED 260 Art Education: Foundation, Theory and Practice (4)
ED 302* Methods of Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
ED 310 Technology in the Classroom (2)
ED 330 Art Education: Integration and Expansion (4)
ED 360 Art Education: Media, Methodology, Technology and Advocacy (4)
ED 402* Secondary Methods (3)
ED 408* Observation and Directed Teaching in the Secondary School (14)

Visual Arts Dual Discipline Major

A Bachelor of Arts degree in the visual arts dual discipline major requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and a minimum major grade point average of 2.0. As outlined below, the Olivet College visual arts dual discipline major requires successful completion of 33 semester hours of core courses plus the additional 21 hours for either concentration (pre-art therapy or visual arts business) for a total of 54 semester hours.

Major Courses (33 semester hours)
Complete each of the following:

ART 101 Image and Culture (3)
ART 105 Drawing Skills Lab (3)
ART 107 Visual Foundations (3)
ART 200 Ceramics: Fundamental (3)
ART 221 Sculpture: Fundamental (3)
ART 245 Figure Drawing: Fundamental (3)
ART 251 Painting: Fundamental (3)
Art 271 Biological Illustration: Fundamental (3)
Art 241 History of World Art II (3)
Art 242 Modern and Contemporary Art History (3)
Art 311 Graphic Design and Computer Art I (3)

Pre-Art Therapy Concentration

Pre-art therapy graduates would be required to earn a master’s degree in art therapy to practice in the profession. (Our program is designed to meet the course requirements for entrance into art therapy graduate programs.) Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy. They use art in treatment, assessment and research, and provide consultations to allied professionals. Art therapists work with people of all ages: individuals, couples, families, groups and communities. They provide services, individually and as part of clinical teams, in settings that include mental health, rehabilitation, medical and forensic institutions; community outreach programs; wellness centers; schools; nursing homes; corporate structures; open studios and independent practices.

Total semester hours required for Art Therapy Concentration: 54 semester hours
Complete each of the following (21 semester hours):

PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 120 Positive Psychology (3)
PSY 319 Personality Theories (3)
PSY 314 Development Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 325 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 420 Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
PSY 490 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3)
(Psychology internship highly recommended)

Visual Arts Business Concentration

The visual arts business concentration is designed for students who are interested in engaging in an art-related business, such as owning/operating an art gallery, becoming a self-employed artist or seeking employment in corporations that are looking for college graduates with computer technology capabilities and artistic/creative skills. Visual arts business students would not be required to earn an advanced degree to begin their professional careers.

Total semester hours required for Visual Arts Business Concentration: 54 semester hours
Complete each of the following (21 semester hours)
:
CS 110 Computer Information Systems (3)
CS 116 Web Design and Development (3)
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 300 Principles of Management (3)
BUS 309 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 412 Small Business Development (3)

Highly recommended electives:
BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 212 Business Law I (3) BUS 311 Advertising (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

Visual Arts Minor

The Olivet College visual arts minor requires successful completion of 30 semester hours as outlined below.

Complete the following (30 semester hours):
ART 101 Image and Culture (3)
ART 105 Drawing Skills Lab (3)
ART 107 Visual Foundations (3)
ART 221 Sculpture: Fundamental (3)
ART 231 Printmaking: Fundamental (3)
ART 240 History of World Art I (3)
ART 241 History of World Art II (3)
ART 245 Figure Drawing: Fundamental (3)
ART 251 Painting: Fundamental (3)
ART 271 Biological Illustration: Fundamental (3)

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WOMENS AND GENDER STUDIES
Social Science Department

 

Regina Armstrong 
Chair, Social Science Department,
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice       
(269) 749-7710

(faculty bio)

This program is intended to increase a student’s knowledge, interest and appreciation of needs, contributions, problems and aspirations of women – and also of the way that gender shapes the lives of both women and men. Women’s Studies will illuminate the subject matter of much of the rest of the curriculum from the perspective of women and gender. The courses under the minor emphasize cultural diversity and the varied experiences faced by women in the United States and the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the program
provides an opportunity to examine several theoretical / critical perspectives
(e.g., historical, sociological, legal, psychological, ethnographic, scientific, political, aesthetic).

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

The Olivet College women’s and gender studies minor requires successful completion of 21 semester hours as outlined below.

Minor Courses (21 semester hours)
Complete each of the following (12 semester hours):

WGS 201 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3)
WGS 241 Feminist / Womanist Theory I (3)
WGS 342 Feminist / Womanist Theory II (3)*
HST 341 American Women I (3) or HST 34 American Women II (3)

Complete nine semester hours from the following:
WGS/ART/MUS/THR 220 Women in the Arts (3)
WGS / HWL 255 Women, Health and Sports (3)
WGS / SA 308 Uncloseting America (3)
WGS / BUS 370* Women and Business (3)
WGS 399 Perspectives on Masculinity (3)
WGS 403* Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (3)
WGS 415* Women in the Bible (3)
WGS 450* Special Topics (3)
JMC / WGS 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
SA 302* Topics in Inequality – Gender (3)
SA 304* Sport, Culture and Society (3)
PSY/SA/WGS 309* Psychology of Gender (3)
HST 341 American Women I (3)
HST 342 American Women II (3)
SCI / WGS 350* Gender, Race and Science (3)
IDS 390* Cooperative Education (1-15)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

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WORLD LANGUAGES
Humanities Department

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Chair, Humanities Department; Associate Professor of Humanities
Conservatory 235
(269) 749-7621

(faculty bio)

Knowledge of other cultures is increasingly important in our interconnected, complex world, no matter whether one’s career focus is on business, education, service or the social sector. Olivet’s world languages program trains students not only in the language, but in the mores of the target cultures.

Students with a writing major are poised to enter a professional marketplace which recognizes the value of their specialized skill set; possible career tracks include advertising, public service, lobbying, corporate publication and journalism. The major also prepares interested students to begin graduate work. The writing major is designed so that students will have ample opportunity to either double major or pursue multiple minors and therefore be prepared for more specialized writing positions, such as science writing or computer/technical writing. Students pursuing a writing major are required to complete an internship as part of their training.

WRITING
Humanities Department

Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Chair, Humanities Department; Associate Professor of Humanities
Conservatory 235
(269) 749-7621

(faculty bio)

A bachelor of arts degree in Writing requires 120 semester hours with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, with a minimum major grade point average of 2.0.

The writing major at Olivet College requires successful completion of 36 semester hours as outlined below, in addition to specific portfolio objectives.

Major Courses (36 semester hours)
Complete nine semester hours from the following:

ENG 145 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENG 245 Fiction Writing I(3)
ENG 247 Poetry Writing II(3)
ENG 249 Creative Non-Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 251 Travel Writing (3)

Complete one of the following (3 semester hours):
ENG 345 Fiction Writing I (3)
ENG 347 Advanced Poetry Writing II (3)

Complete each of the following (21 semester hours):
JMC 200 Basic Reporting I (3)
JMC 210 Basic Reporting II (3)
JMC 230 Broadcast writing (3)
JMC 305 Publication design (3)
JMC 310 Editing (3)
JMC 390 Internship (3)
JMC 421 Mass Communication Law and Ethics (3)

Complete a total of three semester hours:
JMC 290- Literary journal practicum (1)
JMC 290- Newspaper practicum (1)
JMC 290- Broadcast/video practicum (1)

Recommended electives:
ENG 240 Advanced Composition (3)
JMC 240 Photography and Visual Communication (3)
JMC 304 Advocacy and Persuasion (3)

NOTE: Course numbers followed by an asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for details.

 

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