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tional Law P- 4-5

Financial Administration P. 5

Government Accounting P. 5

Public Relations — - P. 6

Business Organization and

Economics P- 6-7

Accounting P- 7-8

Statistics P- 8 " 9

National Resources P. 10

Money and Banking P. 10

Composition P- H

Government Correspondence _. P. 1 1

Speech P- 1 1

Sociology P- H-l^

Modem Languages P. 12

Work may be applied toward Certifi-
cates and Undergraduate degrees in
Public or Business Administration, and
to M. A. or Ph. D. degrees in Public
Administration.

Register NOW . . .

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Three semester hours credit — Fee $22.50 Room 322, 1903 F Street

PUBLIC WELFARE ADMINISTRATION— Elwood Street, Director of
Th Public Welfare, District of Columbia (Soc. Ec. 409)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 10 p. m., beginning September 23
Three semester hours credit — Fee $30 Room 110, 1901 F Stree



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Philosophy



s j or ETHICS — Frank W. Collier, Professor of Philosophy (Phil. 401)

Tuesdays, 7:30 to 10 p. m., beginning September 28
SIX Three semester hours credit — Fee $30 Room 323, 1907 F Street



Modern Foreign Languages



ELEMENTARY FRENCH J— Dr. Harry B. Humphrey

This is a year course and is open to undergraduates only for

credit. Graduates may enroll on a non-credit basis. (French 101)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:45 to 6 p. m., beginning September 20

AdI Three semester hours credit — Fee $22.50

South Building, Department of Agriculture



FRENCH SOCIAL SCIENCE LITERATURE— Ernst Correll, Associate
Professor of Economic History (Fr. 310)

Tuesdays, 7:35 to 8:50 a. m., beginning September 23

(Additional meeting for persons desiring to earn three semester
hours credit will be arranged by instructor to suit the convenience
di> l of the students)

tak( One and one-half to three semester hours credit — Fee $15 to $30

i Room 323, 1903 F Street

vers ELEMENTARY GERMAN » — Dr. C. H. Leineweber, Professor of German

, This is a year course and is open to undergraduates only for

edu credit. Graduates may enroll on a non-credit basis.

g Mondays, 5 to 7:30 p. m., beginning September 20

Three semester hours credit — Fee $22.50
Stat South Building, Department of Commerce

P ree GERMAN SOCIAL SCIENCE LITERATURE— Ernst Correll, Associo-

(" Professor of Economic History (Ger. 3 ,

Thursdays, 7:35 to 8:50 a. m., beginning September 28

3-t t (Additional meeting for persons desiring to earn three semester

nn< . hours credit will be arranged by instructor to suit the convenience

uul of the student.)

tive One and one-half to three semester hours credit — Fee $15 to $30

Room 323, 1903 F Street

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Oth( Physical Education

CLASS FOR MEN — Walter H. Young, Lecturer in Public Adminis-
tration

Arrangements have been worked out for an organized physical
education program designed to care for the needs of each individual
enrolled for the work. Calisthentics, volley ball, hand ball,
basketball, tennis, and swimming are all included in the program.
a Persons interested should leave their names with the Registrar of

t the School of Public Affairs, 1905 F Street, N. W. The group will

meet for the first time Tuesday, October 5, when definite plans
will be worked out relative to the schedule to be followed.

Undergraduates may use ut> to six credits in physical education
S in connection with the fulfillment of requirements for an under-

graduate degree.

One semester hour credit — Fee $7.50



THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES



f i Through American University's Graduate School in the

Social Sciences government employes may work for graduate

are degrees in the following fields: Economics, Economic History,

I Government and Economics, History, International Affairs,

ziur Political Science, and Social Economy.

Employes desiring additional information relative to work
re S' leading toward these degrees should write to the Registry

1901 F Street, N. W., or call MEtropolitan 0258.

1 Given in cooperation with the Graduate School of the Department
of Agriculture and open to employees of all departments.



Admission to School of Public Affairs for Graduate Study

Admission to the School of Public Affairs for graduate study does
not constitute admission to candidacy for either a Master of Arts or
a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the field of Public Administration.
Requirements for admission to candidacy for either one of these degrees
are set forth below.

In order to be admitted to the School of Public Affairs for gradu-
ate study a student must have graduated from an accredited institu-
tion of higher learning. In addition, his training in his undergraduate
work, his achievements as an undergraduate student, and his experi-
ence since graduation must be such as to indicate to the Committee on
Admission to Graduate Standing that he can carry on his work in a
profitable manner.

Persons desiring to be admitted to the School of Public Affairs for
graduate study should provide the office of the School of Public Affairs
with all of the required information at as early a date as possible prior
to the opening of the semester in which they plan to begin their work.
This information will be passed upon by the Committee on Admission
to Graduate Standing as soon as possible. If this information is not
available prior to the beginning of the semester, a student will be
registered tentatively pending action on his credentials by the Admis-
sions Committee. Credentials must, however, be submitted within six
weeks after the date of registration ; otherwise the tentative registra-
tion will be cancelled.



Graduation Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
ix the Field of Public Administration

The degree of Master of Arts in the field of Public Administration
is offered under the joint auspices of the School of Public Affairs and
the Graduate School of The American University.

To become eligible for the degree of Master of Arts, a candidate
must have received an undergraduate degree from an accredited insti-
tution of higher learning and must have completed in residence at The
American University at least 24 semester hours of courses in his field
with an average of B.

Students whose undergraduate programs have been deficient in
courses relating to the field of Public Administration will be asked to
take additional courses in the University.

A student who is employed on a full-time basis and who is also en-
gaged in work on his thesis may not register for more than six hours
of courses in any one semester.

In addition to his course work, a candidate for the degree of Master
of Arts must also present an acceptable thesis. The research for this

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thesis and its preparation must be carried on under the supervision of
the faculty member or members whose field is most closely related to
the subject of the thesis. Detailed requirements for the preparation
and presentation of the thesis will be found on page 25. After the
thesis is approved the candidate must pass an intensive examination on
his thesis and related subjects.

The candidate must also pass written comprehensive examinations
covering the work which he has taken. A candidate for the Master
of Arts degree in the field of Public Administration must be prepared
to take comprehensive examinations in at least one sub-field from
group (a) ; at least two sub-fields from group (b) ; and one additional
sub-field from (a), (b), or (c). The groups and sub-fields referred
to follow:

(a) National Government, State Government, Municipal Govern-
ment.

(b) Organization and Management, Public Personnel Management,
Financial Administration (which may include Accounting), Ad-
ministrative and Constitutional Law.

(c) Comparative Government, Public Opinion and Political Parties,
Statistics, Social Psychology, Economic Theory, Interrelations
between Government and Economics, Political Theory, or any
field in which Public Administration principles may be applied.

Persons who have been admitted to candidacy for the degree of
Master of Arts in the field of Public Administration must complete
their work within three years after admission to candidacy. Students
will note by reading the requirements in the next section that admis-
sion to the School of Public Affairs and admission to candidacy for a
Master's degree are not the same.



Admission to Candidacy for Degree of Master of Arts in the
Field of Public Administration

A candidate for admission to candidacy for the degree of Master
of Arts in the field of Public Administration must have met the fol-
lowing requirements:

1. He must have filed in the office of the School of Public Affairs a
complete transcript of his undergraduate work.

2. He must have had his undergraduate work passed on and ap-
proved by the Committee on Admission to Graduate Standing.

3. He must have made up any deficiencies in his undergraduate back-
ground as prescribed by the Committee on Admission to Candidacy.

4. He must have passed his language examination or satisfied the
requirements in statistics. (See page 25.)

5. He must have had his thesis project approved by the Committee
on Approval of Thesis Projects for Graduate Students in Public
Administration. (See page 25).

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Graduation Requirements for Degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in Field of Public Administration

The decree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Public Admin-
istration is offered under the joint auspices of the School of Public
Affairs and the Graduate School of The American University.

The requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are quali-
tative rather than quantitative, and no definite statement of the time
necessary for securing the degree can be made. No degree can be
granted, however, for less than three years of full-time work, includ-
ing the thesis. In the case of part-time students three years shall be
defined as 72 hours of course work (or the equivalent) plus the thesis.
Work done in connection with the requirements for the Master of
Arts degree will be considered as part of the three-year or 72-hour
requirement. Students whose undergraduate programs have been de-
ficient in courses relating to the field of Public Administration will be
asked to take additional courses.

At least 48 hours of the course work must lie within an approved
sequence of sub-fields. The portion of the student's work taken in the
School of Public Affairs must not fall below a 4.2 average. (See
page 24.)

A student who is employed full-time, and who is also working on
his thesis, may not register for more than six hours of courses in any
one semester.

Graduate work completed with a satisfactory grade in residence at
other fully accredited institutions may be offered in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for a Doctor's Degree, provided it is approved by
the Committee on Admission to Candidacy, but at least 36 hours of
course work must be completed in residence at The American Uni-
versity.

Each candidate must present a thesis on an approved subject related
to the field of Public Administration. The thesis is expected to embody
the results of original research, to give evidence of sound scholarship,
and to constitute a definite contribution to knowledge. The research
for this thesis and its preparation must be carried on under the super-
vision of the faculty member or members whose field is most closely
related to the subject of the thesis. Detailed requirements for the
preparation and presentation of the thesis will be found on page 25.
After the thesis is approved the candidate must pass an intensive exami-
nation on his thesis and related subjects.

The candidate must also pass written comprehensive examinations.
A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with a major in
Public Administration must be prepared to take comprehensive exami-
nations in all of the sub-fields in groups (a) and (b), and at least five

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sub-fields or three sub-fields and a field of application from group (c).
The groups and sub-fields referred to are as follows:

(a) National Government, State Government, Municipal Govern-
ment.

(b) Organization and Management, Public Personnel Management,
Financial Administration (which may include Accounting), Ad-
ministrative and Constitutional Law.

(c) Comparative Government, Public Opinion and Political Parties,
Statistics, Social Psychology, Economic Theory, Interrelations
between Government and Economics, Political Theory, Public
Finance, Interrelations of Federal, State, and Local Govern-
ments, or any field in which Public Administration principles
may be applied.

Persons who have been admitted to candidacy for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Public Administration must com-
plete their work within six years after admission to candidacy. Stu-
dents will note by reading the requirements in the next section that
admission to the School of Public Affairs and admission to candidacy
for a Doctor's degree are not the same.



Admission to Candidacy for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
in Field of Public Administration
A candidate for admission to candidacy for the degree of Doctor
of Philosophy in the field of Public Administration must have met the
following requirements:

1. He must have been awarded a Master's degree as a result of
having followed a course of study which the Committee on
Admission to Candidacy is willing to approve as constituting
satisfactory work for a Doctor's degree in the field of Public
Administration, or he must have completed at least 24 hours of
work which the Committee on Admission to Candidacy is willing
to approve as constituting satisfactory work for the degree.

2. If he desires to present up to 36 hours of course work from an-
other graduate institution to be applied toward his requirements
for the Doctor's degree, he must have had this work approved by
the Committee on Admission to Candidacy.

3. He must have passed his language examinations.

4. He must have had his thesis project approved by the Committee
on Approval of Thesis Projects for Graduate Students in Public
Administration.

5. He must have had his candidacy approved by the Committee on
Admission to Candidacy, the Administrative Board of the School
of Public Affairs, and the Graduate Board.



Admission as Auditors
The School of Public Affairs is willing to extend the privilege of
auditing courses to students who do not desire to take the work for
academic credit. Arrangements for admission as an auditor may be
made during the regular registration period.

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GENERAL REGULATIONS



Registration Dates and Office Hours

The office of the School of Public Affairs is open throughout the
Summer months. Students desiring to plan their programs prior to
the preliminary and official registration periods may do so. It is
suggested, however, that these students call the office of the Directoi
for an appointment.

The preliminary registration period for the first semester is from
Monday, August 30, to Saturday, September 18. The formal registra-
tion period is from Saturday, September 18, through Wednesday,
September 22.

The preliminary registration period for the second semester is from
Saturday, January 15, through Thursday, January 20. The formal
registration period is from Monday, January 31, through Wednesday,
February 2.

Throughout the Summer the office of the School of Public Affairs
is open from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. On Saturdays it is open until 1 p. m.
Effective Monday, September 13, the office will be open throughout
the school year (with the exception of the Christmas and Spring holi-
day periods) from 9 a. m. to 7 :30 p. m. on Monday through Friday.
On Saturdays it will be open from 9 a. m. to 1 :30 p. m. with the
exception of Saturday, September 18, and Saturday, January 15,
when it will be open until 6 p. m.

Registration Procedure

Students desiring to register in the School of Public Affairs fall in
one of the following classifications :

1. Students desiring to be admitted to candidacy for either a Certifi-
cate in Public Administration or a Certificate in Business Adminis-
tration. (See page 11.)

2. Students desiring to be admitted to candidacy for either the degree
of Bachelor of Science in Public Administration or the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Bu iness A ! ministration. (See page 15.)

3. Students desiring to be admitted to undergraduate standing who
are not candidates for either a certificate or a degree. (See page
16.)

4. Students desiring to be admitted as special students who are not
candidates for either a certificate or a degree. (See page 16.)

5. Students who desire to be admitted for graduate study in the
School of Public Affairs. (See page 17.)

6. Students who desire to be admitted as auditors. (See page 20.)

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The requirements for admission for students desiring to be admitted
under one of these classifications are set forth in the preceding section
on Requirements for Graduation and Admission. These requirements
also indicate the kind of credentials which students must present
before they can be placed in any one of these classifications. These
credentials should ordinarily be turned over to the Registrar of the
School prior to or during the formal registration period. If this is
not done, students will be enrolled on a tentative basis pending the
filing of the necessary credentials. All credentials must, however, be
filed within six weeks after the date of registration, otherwise the
tentative registration will be cancelled.

No student may attend class until he has filled out the Registrar's
and Business Manager's cards and made arrangement for the payment
of his tuition. When this has been done he will be provided with a
Student Identification card which will indicate just which classes he
is entitled to attend.

Fees

The fees for all courses given in the School of Public Affairs are
listed in this bulletin and in the complete schedule of classes, issued
prior to the beginning of each semester.

The fee for full-time students is $150 per semester.

Persons admitted as full-time students in the School of Public
Affairs are entitled to enroll for credit for as many hours of work in
any branch of the University as the Director of the School or the
chairman of the field is willing to approve, and are entitled to audit
as many courses as they desire without the payment of additional fees.

Payment of Fees

All accounts are payable at the office of the Bursar, 1901 F Street,
N. W. No student is permitted to complete registration or to attend
classes until all charges are paid or contracted for.

Fees and tuition for each semester are due and payable in advance
at the time of registration. Subject to the approval of the Bursar
students may sign contracts for tuition only, permitting installment
payments as follows:

First semester — one-third at time of registration ; one-third on
November 1 ; one-third on December 1. Second semester — one-third
at time of registration ; one-third on March 1 ; one-third on April 4.

Students who fail to make installment payments by the sixteenth
of the month in which they are due will be suspended and may not
attend classes until they have paid all accrued installments, a rein-
statement fee of $2, and have been officially reinstated. A suspended
student may not be reinstated for the semester after two weeks from
the date of suspension.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

Applications for withdrawal from the School of Puhlic Affairs or
for changes in schedule must be made in writing to the Registrar of
the School on blanks provided for that purpose. Notification to an
instructor or absence from classes over a prolonged period is not an
acceptable notice.

In authorized withdrawals and changes in schedule financial ad-
justments will be made on the principle of three installments a
semester as follows:

First semester: Withdrawals dated on or before October 31, can-
cellation of the second and third installments; withdrawals dated on
or before November 30, cancellation of the third installment. No
refunds or rebates will be allowed on withdrawals dated subsequent
to November 30.

Second semester: Withdrawals dated on or before February 28,
cancellation of the second and third installments; withdrawals dated
on or before March 31, cancellation of the third installment. No
refunds or rebates will be allowed on withdrawals dated subsequent
to March 31.

In no case will any part of the initial installment of tuition be re-
funded, and in no case will tuition be reduced or refunded because of
non-attendance upon classes.

No permission to withdraw and no transcript of work done will be
given a student who does not have a clear financial record.

Course Examinations and Grades

A written examination is given at the close of each course offered
in the School of Public Affairs.

Grades in courses are given and recorded as follows: A, excellent;
B, good; C, fair; D, unsatisfactory; F, failure; I, incomplete; X,
condition.

The mark I is given only when some portion of the student's work
has not been completed. The mark may be removed and credit given
only upon the completion of the work of the course so marked. In-
completes obtained during the first semester of any academic year
must be removed before March 15, otherwise they are entered on the
records as failures. Incompletes obtained during the second semester
must be removed before October 15.

The mark X may be removed and credit received by any means
determined by the instructor in the course. A removed X usually
becomes a D. Unless an X given during the first semester of any
academic year is removed by June 1 it becomes an F, and unless an
X given during the second semester of any academic year is removed
by December 1 it becomes an F.

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All grades are mailed to students as soon as the}- are received from
instructors. The staff of the School of Public Affairs is instructed
not to provide students with oral reports of grades received.

A grade once reported to the Registrar of the School of Public
Affairs cannot be changed except by vote of the Administrative
Board.

Probation and Dismissal

For the purpose of determining a student's grade index points are
assigned for each letter grade as follows: For each hour of A, five
points; for each hour of B, four points; for each hour of C, three
points; for each hour of D, two points; for each hour of I or X, one
point ; for each hour of F, no points.

An average of C, namely, a grade index of 3, in all work taken for
college credit is required for graduation in the case of candidates for
a Certificate in Public or Business Administration and candidates for
the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public or Business Administra-
tion.

An undergraduate student who, on the completion of 18 hours of
work in the School of Public Affairs, has a point average under 2.5
will be placed on probation. If his point average is 2 or less, he will
be asked to withdraw.

An undergraduate student who, on the completion of 36 hours of
work in the School of Public Affairs, has a point average under 2.75
will be placed on probation. If his point average is 2.5 or less, he
will be asked to withdraw.

An undergraduate student who, on the completion of 45 hours of
work in the School of Public Affairs, has a point average under 3
will be placed on probation. If his point average is 2.75 or less, he
will be asked to withdraw.



In the case of candidates for the Master of Arts degree in the field
of Public Administration an average of B, namely, a grade index of
4, in all work taken for graduate credit is required for graduation.

In the case of candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in
the field of Public Administration a grade of 4.2 for all work taken
at The American University is required for graduation.

If a student has been admitted to candidacy for either the degree
of Master of Arts in Public Administration or the degree of Doctor
of Philosophy in Public Administration, he must maintain an average
of 4 in all work taken ; otherwise, he will not be continued as a candi-
date for a graduate degree.

A student carrying on graduate work in the School of Public Af-
fairs, whether he is a candidate for a degree or not, must, on the
completion of 12 hours of work, have a grade index of 3.5 ; otherwise,


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