TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION 
President: Dr. Dennis P. McCabe
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. B.J. Alexander
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Mr. Jerry Graham
Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Dr. Koy M. Floyd
Vice President for Student Services: Dr. Wanda L. Mercer
     
IMPORTANT CAMPUS INFORMATION
     
  Phone T-Box
Admissions  Undergraduate 1-(800) 687-8236 or (254) 968-9125 T-0030
  Graduate 1-(800) OUR GRADor 9104  T-0350
Academic Affairs 9103 T-0010
Athletics  9178 T-0080
Business Services  9107 T-0120
Campus Tours  9256 T-0690
Campus Store 9006 T-0140
Dean of Students  9080 T-0675
Disability Services  9103 T-0010
Financial Aid  9070 T-0310
General Studies  9423 T-0340
Graduate Studies  9104 T-0350
Honors Programs . 9423 T-0545
Housing and Residence Life  9083 T-0280
Information: During regular office hours  9000  
At other times  9265  
International Academic Programs  9632 T-0770
Library  9937 T-0450
Multicultural Services  9488 T-0490
President's Office  9100 T-0001
Recreational Sports  9912 T-0420
Recruiting/School Relations . 9845 T-0610
Registrar  9121 T-0620
Scholarship Office  9922 T-0760
Student Activities (Office of)  9490 T-0670
Student Services  9081 T-0680
Teaching & Learning Center  9480 T-0700
Transcripts  9121 T-0620
University Police  9002 T-0560

Requests for information should be directed to the offices listed above, and all correspondence should include T-Box number. The University's mailing address for all inquiries is Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 76402. Visit our website at www.tarleton.edu.

Volume XCIII April 2001 Published Quarterly
Bulletin of Tarleton State University
Periodicals Postage Paid at Stephenville, TX 76401
Postmaster: Send address changes to
Box T-0610, Stephenville, TX 76402
 

ACCREDITATION

Tarleton State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone: (404) 679-4500 FAX: (404) 679-4558
PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of Tarleton State University to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons, as well as to make available any other programs and activities, including those for students, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (except in rare occasions where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, handicap, or veteran status. Tarleton makes every effort to assure that no otherwise qualified handicapped person is, on the basis of a handicap, subjected to discrimination either as related to student involvement or employment in any of the University's programs or activities. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Room 106, Administration Annex (254) 968-9128 or to the Director of Disability Services, (254) 968-9103.

EQUAL EDUCATIONAL POLICY

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, complete equality exists in the offering of all benefits to students without regard to sex, race, color, or national origin. These benefits include such matters as housing, financial assistance, recruitment, and any type of personnel service.

PRIVACY OF INFORMATION

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the following data ARE designated as directory information and may be made public unless the student desires to withhold all or any portion of it: student's name, local address, home address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, military service status, religious preference, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of University attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous education agency or institution attended. Any undergraduate or graduate student wishing to withhold any or all of this information should, within 10 days after the first class day, fill out the appropriate form, available at the Registrar's Office.

STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Each year, Tarleton prepares a report in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. The report, which is widely distributed on campus, includes information about University rules, campus safety, and graduation rates. The most recent report is available on the Tarleton website at http://www.tarleton.edu. Click on "Future Students" and "Right-to-Know." A printed copy of the report is available at the Registrar's Office.

Purpose of Catalog

This catalog is printed to provide information about the academic programs of Tarleton State University to students, prospective students, faculty, and staff of the University. While every effort has been made to make this catalog as complete and accurate as possible, changes may occur at any time in requirements, deadlines, fees, curricula, and courses listed in this catalog.
This catalog was prepared in advance of its effective date; therefore, academic programs and course descriptions may vary from actual program requirements and course content. Thus, the contents of the catalog cannot be considered an agreement or contract between individual students and the University.
The Tarleton State University Schedule of Classes is published for each semester and summer term and is available upon request from the Office of School Relations. Students should refer to the Schedule of Classes for the offerings in any given semester. For administrative reasons, because of insufficient enrollment or limited resources, a given course may not be offered in the announced semester.

UNIVERSITY CALENDARS &
FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULES

FALL SEMESTER 2001 UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

April 1 Monday, registration for Fall 2001 begins. For more information see Class Schedule.
June 1 Friday, priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Fall Semester financial aid programs.
August 1 Wednesday, priority date for submitting credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Fall Semester 2001.
August 23 Thursday, residence halls open at 9 AM.
August 23 Thursday, Last Chance Orientation.
August 27 Monday, classes begin.
August 27-29 Monday through Wednesday, Add/Drop & Late Registration. ($25 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)
August 29 Wednesday, last date to register for University credit.
September 3 Monday, Labor Day, NO CLASSES.
September 7 Friday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for December degree conferral.
September 12 Wednesday, last day for dropping courses with no record.
October 7-13 Homecoming Week.
October 15 Monday, last day to apply for student teaching in Fall 2002.
October 16 Tuesday, midterm grades entered in student information system by 5 PM.
October 24 Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.
October 25 Thursday, Writing Proficiency Examination.
November 1 Thursday, last day to drop a course.
November 15 Thursday, priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester financial aid programs.
November 16 Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Holidays.
(Holiday period begins 5 PM Wednesday, November 21.)
December 3 Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.
December 4 Tuesday, restricted activities period begins at 8 AM.
December 5 Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.
December 6 Thursday, restricted activities period ends at 3 PM.
December 6 Thursday, final examinations begin at 3 PM.
December 12 Wednesday, last day of final examinations.
December 13 Thursday, residence halls close at 10 AM.
December 13 Thursday, final grades for departmental Outstanding Graduates due in Registrar's Office by 4 PM.
December 14 Friday, all grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.
December 15 Saturday, Commencement.

FALL 2001 FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE - STEPHENVILLE
 
Exam Time 8:00-10:30 AM 11:30 AM-2:00PM 3:00-5:30 PM 6:30-9:00 PM
Thur., Dec 6     EDU 4303; ALL FR ENGL R or TR 5:00 PM or later
Fri., Dec. 7 TR 8:00 AM MWF 10:00 AM MWF 11:00 AM F5:00 PM or later
Sat., Dec. 8 ALL FR CHEM MWF 12:00 NOON ALL MATH 1073   
Mon. Dec. 10 MWF 9:00 AM MWF 2:00 PM  TR 10:50 AM M or MW or M-F 5:00 PM or later
Tue., Dec. 11 TR 9:25 AM TR 2:25 PM TR 1:00 PM T 5:00 PM or later
Wed., Dec. 12 MWF 8:00 AM  MWF 1:00 PM MWF 4:00 PM W 5:00 PM or later

Note: Classes having starting times not listed on the table (or within an hour of that starting time) will have their exam scheduled by the instructor between Thursday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 12.

Killeen Campus: Finals will be given between December 6 and December 12 at the regularly scheduled class time.
 
 

SPRING SEMESTER 2002 UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

November 5 Monday, registration for Spring 2002 begins. For more information see Class Schedule.
November 15 Friday, priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester financial aid programs.
January 7 Monday, priority date for submitting credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Spring Semester 2002.
January 10 Thursday, residence halls open at 9 AM.
January 10 Thursday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students.
January 14 Monday, classes begin.
January 14-16 Monday through Wednesday, Add/Drop & Late Registration. ($25 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)
January 16 Wednesday, last date to register for University credit.
January 21 Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, UNIVERSITY CLOSED.
January 25 Friday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for May degree conferral.
January 30 Wednesday, last day for dropping courses with no record.
February 15 Friday, last day to apply for student teaching in Spring 2003.
February 15 Friday, application deadline for all Fall 2002 scholarships administered by University Scholarship Committee.
February 27 Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.
February 28 Thursday, Writing Proficiency Examination.
March 1 Friday, priority date for completing student financial aid folders for first consideration for Summer School.
March 8 Friday, midterm grades entered in student information system by 5 PM.
March 11-16 Spring Break.
March 28 Thursday, last day to drop a course.
March 29, 30 Friday, Saturday, NO CLASSES.
April 12 Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.
April 26 Friday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.
April 30 Tuesday, restricted activities period begins at 8 AM.
May 1 Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.
May 2 Thursday, restricted activities period ends at 3 PM.
May 2 Thursday, final examinations begin at 3 PM.
May 8 Wednesday, last day of final examinations.
May 9 Thursday, residence halls close at 10 AM.
May 9 Thursday, final grades for departmental Outstanding Graduates due in Registrar's Office by 4 PM.
May 10 Friday, all final grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.
May 11 Saturday, Commencement.

SPRING 2002 FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE - STEPHENVILLE
 
Exam Time 8:00-10:30 AM 11:30 AM-2:00PM 3:00-5:30 PM 6:30-9:00 PM
Thur., May 2     EDU 4303;ALL FR ENGL R or TR 5:00 PM or later
Fri., May 3 TR 8:00 AM MWF 10:00 AM MWF 11:00 AM F 5:00 PM or later
Sat., May 4  ALL FR CHEM MWF 12:00 NOON ALL MATH 1073  
Mon. May 6 MWF 9:00 AM MWF 2:00 PM TR 10:50 AM  M or MW or M-F 5:00 PM or later
Tue., May 7 TR 9:25 AM  TR 2:25 PM TR 1:00 PM T 5:00 PM or later
Wed., May 8 MWF 8:00 AM MWF 1:00 PM MWF 4:00 PM W 5:00 PM or later

Note: Classes having starting times not listed on the table (or within an hour of that starting time) will have their exam scheduled by the instructor between Thursday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 8.

Killeen Campus: Finals will be given between May 2 and May 8 at the regularly scheduled class time.

SUMMER SESSION 2002 UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

10-WEEK SESSION*
March 1 Friday, deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester financial aid programs.
April 1-May 31 Academic advisement and registration. For more information see Class Schedule.
May 31 Friday, residence halls open at 8 AM.
May 31 Friday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students.
June 3 Monday, Add/Drop & Late Registration. ($25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)
June 3 Monday, classes begin.
June 11 Tuesday, last day for dropping courses with no record.
June 12 Wednesday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.
June 12 Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.
July 4 Thursday, 4th of July Holiday.
July 12 Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.
July 29 Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.

* For other course offerings, see printed schedule.

August 7 Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.
August 8 Thursday, Final Examinations will be held during normal class time.
August 9 Friday, residence halls close at 10 AM.
August 10 Saturday, Commencement.
August 12 Monday, all grades entered into student information system by 4 PM.

5-WEEK SESSION 1*
April 1-May 31 Academic advisement and registration. For more information see Class Schedule.
June 3 Add/Drop & Late Registration. ($25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)
June 3 Monday, classes begin.
June 6 Thursday, last day for dropping courses with no record.
July 3 Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.
July 4 Thursday, July 4th Holiday.
July 5 Friday, Final Examinations will be held during normal class time.
July 8 Monday, all grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

5-WEEK SESSION 2*
April 1-July 3 Academic advisement and registration. For more information see Class Schedule.
July 8 Add/Drop & Late Registration. ($25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)
July 8 Monday, classes begin.
July 11 Thursday, last day for dropping courses with no record.
August 7 Thursday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.
August 8 Thursday, Final Examinations will be held during normal class time.
August 9 Friday, residence halls close at 10 AM.
August 10 Saturday, Commencement.
August 12 Monday, all grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

* For other course offerings, see printed schedule.



TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW
 

THE TARLETON HERITAGE

For the last one hundred years, Tarleton State University, a public coeducational institution, has provided a broad-based education. Established by a $100,000 bequest of John Tarleton, an Erath County pioneer, John Tarleton College opened in 1899 as a private preparatory school and college for the youth of the surrounding rural region. During the next decade students could earn a baccalaureate degree. But in 1908, to compensate for declining enrollment and inadequate funding, college officials reorganized the institution on a two-year degree program, emphasizing a liberal arts education while retaining the two-year preparatory division. Again in 1916 Tarleton experienced financial difficulty; consequently, the Texas Legislature in 1917 placed the college in the state system of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, which would later become The Texas A&M University System. John Tarleton Agricultural College, as renamed by the Legislature, retained the two-year degree as well as the preparatory program and specialized in agriculture, home economics, and military training.
To meet the needs of a changing constituency, Tarleton has adjusted and enriched its curriculum since the 1920s. Accredited as a junior college by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1926, Tarleton gradually redeveloped a liberal arts education. Then in 1949 the Legislature again changed the name of the school to Tarleton State College, and in 1953 discontinued the preparatory division, reflecting the increased access to public school throughout the state. By a 1959 act of the Legislature, Tarleton once again became a four-year degree-granting institution, the first class graduating in 1963. Accredited as a senior college in 1966, Tarleton initiated many new programs, including graduate courses in 1970. Since Tarleton offered a broad liberal arts education within undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Texas Legislature recognized the institution as a university in 1973, the name officially changed to Tarleton State University. Under a cooperative agreement with Texas A&M - Commerce, a doctoral degree in Educational Administration became available in 1998.
Over the past century, Tarleton has grown from a small private college into a thriving state university with more than 7,400 students. In 1999, Tarleton established the first university system center in Texas, providing public upper-level academic programs for the citizens of central Texas. The Tarleton University System Center - Central Texas in Killeen and other sites located at the Terrell School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in Fort Worth and the Dora Lee Langdon Center in Granbury have enabled Tarleton to meet diverse educational demands from across the state. Throughout its first one hundred years, Tarleton has never lost the commitment to excellence that was the vision of its founder, John Tarleton.

STATEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL PURPOSE

VISION
Creating a Culture of Excellence for our Students

MISSION
The mission of Tarleton State University is to provide an academically challenging educational experience through effective teaching, scholarship, research, and service which enables students to pursue truth and acquire understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for establishing successful careers and becoming responsible citizens and leaders.

PURPOSE AND ROLE
Tarleton State University is a regional, comprehensive university. Created in 1899, Tarleton provides educational programs which emphasize teaching excellence and service for students. The University functions as an educational, scientific, and cultural center for north-central Texas. While the primary emphasis is on teaching and excellence in the classroom, Tarleton is totally committed to expanding roles in research and service.
Tarleton, as a public university, is sensitive and responsive to the needs of the students it serves. Learning and the pursuit of truth are fostered in a culture of excellence which enables students to acquire knowledge, understanding, skills, and cultural experiences necessary to grow as individuals, achieve successful careers, and become responsible citizens and leaders. While offering a wide variety of professional and pre-professional undergraduate programs and graduate degrees in selected disciplines, Tarleton requires of all students a well-defined and thorough foundation in the liberal arts.
Tarleton expects its talented, dedicated faculty to achieve excellence in teaching, advising, and serving the individual student. Accordingly, the University recruits faculty and provides development programs to achieve this excellence. The University staff provides a variety of student services and professional expertise focused on enhancement of the student experience.
The University meets its public service leadership responsibility by enhancing the intellectual, cultural, and economic life of the region through an array of community education programs, numerous sponsored events, and the sharing of facilities and professional assistance.
Providing a campus culture of acceptance and friendliness, Tarleton welcomes individuals into the University community without regard to race, gender, conditions of disability, or national origin. While historically serving a regional student body, the University recognizes a growing state, national, and international representation on campus. Stressing equality and fairness, Tarleton pledges to continue meeting the educational needs of a changing society and an expanding world.

GOALS
1. Excellence in Scholarship and Learning - Tarleton will ensure that its students have an educational experience of excellence that will result in their becoming knowledgeable and productive citizens.
2. Student Services and Campus Life - Tarleton will create a friendly and caring campus culture that supports student scholarship, learning, and development in all aspects of university life.
3. Access, Equity, and Inclusion - Tarleton will respond effectively, and with fairness, to the needs of all qualified students who represent a changing population in the State of Texas and in a diverse, global community.
4. Leadership Development - Tarleton will graduate students who are committed to the improvement of society through their leadership and service.
5. Institutional Advancement - Tarleton will secure additional funding sources, including private donations and federal and state grants, to help meet its needs and goals.
6. Personnel and Resources - Tarleton will effectively manage its personnel and its financial, physical, and library resources to ensure outstanding academic programs and to provide a campus culture that is conducive to the pursuit of scholarship and excellence in learning.
7. Educational Technology - Tarleton will incorporate electronic and communication technology in the library and throughout the University so that scholarship, teaching, research, outreach activities, and student services are current and effective.
8. Historically Underutilized Businesses - Tarleton State University will establish and carry out policies governing purchasing and public works contracting that foster meaningful and substantive inclusion of historically underutilized businesses.

ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY

Approximately 7400 students attend Tarleton State University, with a male-female ratio of 1:1. Students from approximately 220 Texas counties, 45 states, and 17 foreign countries comprise the student body. More than 275 full-time faculty are devoted to academic excellence and to the personal development of each student. The student-faculty ratio is 18:1.

THE CAMPUS

One of the most striking features of Tarleton State University is the spacious 125-acre campus located in the heart of Stephenville, a city of 15,000 people only 65 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Featuring malls, open space, and beautifully-landscaped grounds, the campus is dominated by majestic oak and pecan trees, which create a warm atmosphere for living and learning. The architectural integrity of aged red brick buildings is maintained campus wide. Tarleton is proud of its spacious classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, extensive library collections, and physical education and recreational complex. Other facilities include a multimedia foreign language laboratory, a modern Fine Arts Center, and updated agricultural facilities.
An ongoing construction and modernization program ensures that Tarleton keeps abreast of new developments. The Student Development Center, a 90,000-square-foot facility opened in Fall 1994, is the hub for campus activity and an integral part of the University's educational environment. The Center offers a food court, bookstore, post office, game room, conference and meeting facilities, study areas, and commuter lounge. Looking toward the twenty-first century, during Spring 1999, Tarleton began construction of a new $30 million science building. This facility will provide state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space for students to engage in study and research.
The Tarleton University System Center - Central Texas was established in Killeen in September 1999 to serve the Killeen-Temple metropolitan area, which has a combined population of more than 300,000 and is the fifth fastest growing region in Texas. The System Center uses existing facilities on the Central Texas College campus to provide upper-level and graduate courses and degree programs to approximately 1,400 students. Through sharing facilities with Central Texas College, Temple College, Fort Hood, area school districts, and the Blacklands Research Center in Temple, the Center provides residents of the area with access to affordable upper-level higher education.

THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Academic institutions under the direction of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System include:
Prairie View A&M University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Texas A&M University - Texarkana
West Texas A&M University

Other agencies and programs in The Texas A&M University System are:
Texas A&M University - Health Science Center
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Texas Engineering Experiment Station
Texas Engineering Extension Service
Texas Forest Service
Texas Transportation Institute
Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service

BOARD OF REGENTS
Mr. Don Powell, Chair ,Amarillo
Mr. Robert H. Allen, Houston
Ms. Anne Armstrong, Armstrong
Dr. Dionel E. Avilés, Houston
Mr. Frederick D. McClure, Dallas
Mr. Erle Nye, Dallas
Mr. Lionel Sosa,.San Antonio
Mr. R.H. (Steve) Stevens, Houston
Dr. Susan Rudd Wynn, Benbrook

CHANCELLOR
Mr. Howard D. Graves, Chancellor
The Texas A&M University System
John B. Connally Building, 7th Floor
301 Tarrow
College Station, TX 77840-7896
Phone: (979) 458-6000
FAX: (979) 845-2490
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