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he will be placed on probation. If his grade index is 3 or less, he
will be asked to withdraw.

A graduate student, whether he is a candidate for a degree or not,
must, on the completion of 24 hours of work, have a grade index of
4; otherwise, he will be placed on probation. If his grade index is
3.75 or less, he will be asked to withdraw.

Failure to Pass Comprehensive Examinations

In case a candidate for a graduate degree fails to pass his compre-
hensive examinations, the Administrative Board of the School of Public
Affairs may permit the candidate to take a second examination after
the lapse of four months. Failure to pass a second examination is
final.

Language Requirements for Graduate Students

The language requirement for a candidate for the degree of Master
of Arts from The American University is a reading knowledge of
cither French or German. Candidates for the degree of Master of
Arts in the field of Public Administration may, however, substitute
for this requirement the successful completion of a standard one year
course in the field of statistical methods. Students who have taken
and completed such a course within three years of the time in which
they submit it in fulfillment of this requirement will not need to take
an examination in the subject. Other students must take and pass an
examination set by the School of Public Affairs.

The language requirement for a candidate for the degree of Doctor
of Philosophy from The American University is a reading knowledge
of both French and German.

In special instances, when another language would be useful to the
student in connection with his research work, the Administrative
Board of the School of Public Affairs and the Graduate Board may
allow its substitution for one of the languages usually required.

Preparation and Submission of Theses
Candidates for either the Master of Arts degree in the field of
Public Administration or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the
field of Public Administration should adhere to the following pro-
cedures in the matter of preparing and submitting a thesis:

1. As soon as the candidate has developed tentative plans for his
thesis he should submit them in outline form to the Director of the
School of Public Affairs. The candidate should submit six copies
of his outline.

2. The outline will then be considered by the committee on Ap-
proval of Thesis Projects for Graduate Students in Public Ad-
ministration. The student will ordinarily be asked to meet with the

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committee, the members of which will, among other things, determine
whether or not the proposed project fits into the School's general re-
search program in the field of Public Administration.

3. Once the proposed project has been approved by the committee
the members of the committee will designate a member of the School
of Public Affairs staff to act as chairman of this particular project.
The chairman will be assisted by a number of other members of the
staff.

4. The candidate will then enroll through the office of the Registrar
of the School of Public Affairs for thesis supervision. If he is a candi-
date for the degree of Master of Arts in the field of Public Administra-
tion, he will pay a fee of $30. If he is a candidate for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Public Administration, he will
pay a fee of $60. These fees are paid only once during the student's
graduate work.

5. The chairman of the candidate's project will then work with
him in the development of his thesis. This supervisory work may be
carried on entirely by individual conferences or the candidate may be
asked, from time to time, to meet with other candidates who are
carrying on work in closely related fields.

6. No thesis should be submitted to the office of the School of
Public Affairs until it has received the written approval of the chair-
man of the project, and the members of the staff who have been
assisting him.

7. Theses must be approved and submitted before April 1 of the
year in which the candidate expects to receive his degree. The candi-
date is required to provide the School with four typewritten copies.

8. After the thesis has been approved and submitted the candidate
will be given an oral examination on the subject matter of the thesis.
The examination committee will be appointed by the Committee on
Approval of Thesis Projects for Graduate Students in Public Admin-
istration.

Transcripts

Each student, graduate or undergraduate, is entitled to one tran-
script of his record without charge ; for each transcript after the first
one, a fee of one dollar is charged. Transcripts will not be issued
unless all financial obligations to the University have been paid in
full.

Schedule of Classes

A complete schedule of classes for the first semester together with
a description of all courses offered, names of instructors, fees, etc. will
be ready for distribution between August 15 and August 30.

A similar schedule for the second semester will be ready for distri-
bution on or before January 3, 1938.

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COURSES OF INSTRUCTION



The following pages list the courses which were open to students in
the School of Public Affairs during the academic year 1936-37. They
do not contain all of the announcements of new courses for 1937-38.

Students planning to enroll in the School of Public Affairs for
1937-38 should consult the schedules of classes which will be issued
prior to the beginning of each semester and which will contain com-
plete descriptions of all courses offered, names of instructors, number
of semester hours credit which each course carries, the fee for each
course, and the time and place of meeting. The schedule for the first
semester will be available for distribution between the 15th and 30th
of August, and the schedule for the second semester will be available '
for distribution on or before January 3, 1938.

Courses are numbered and arranged to indicate their place in a
university program of studies. Courses numbered in the 200 group
are designed for sophomores and juniors ; those numbered between
300 and 399 for juniors and seniors; those numbered between 400
and 499 for juniors, seniors, and graduates; those numbered above
500 for graduates only.

Courses bearing double numbers (like 201-2) are year courses and
ordinarily must be continued throughout the year.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Ben A. Arneson, Chairman

General Courses in the Field of Public Administration

P. A. 301— INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Three semester hours credit Mr. Young

Year course Fee $22.50

P. A. 421— PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Dr. Reining
Three semester hours credit Fee $30

One semester course — given both semesters

Pol. Sci. 401— THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE Dr. Seckler-Hudson

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

First semester course

Pol. Sci. 402— THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE AND JUDICIARY

Three semester hours credit Dr. Seckler-Hudson

Second semester course Fee $30

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Pol. Sci. 419— PUBLIC OPINION Dr. Seckler-Hudson

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

First semester course

Pol. Sci. 420— POLITICAL PARTIES Dr. Seckler-Hudson

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

Second semester course

P. A. 521-2— PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Dr. Blachly
Three semester hours credit Fee $30

Year course

P. A. 523— NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION Dr. Arneson

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

First semester course

P. A. 601— THESIS SUPERVISION

See page 25 for statement relative to time for registration and fees.

Personnel Management
P. A. 303— SURVEY OF PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 1

Two semester hours credit Dr. Olson

One semester course — given both semesters Fee $15

P. A. 403-4— PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

Three semester hours credit Mr. Short

Year course — enter either semester Fee $22.50

P. A. 407— THE DEVELOPMENT, INSTALLATION, AND ADMINIS-
TRATION OF CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION
PLANS Mr. Baruch

Two semester hours credit Fee $15

First semester course

P. A. 409— PLACEMENT PROCEDURES Mr. Board

Three semester hours credit Fee $22.50

Second semester course

Organization and Management of Public Offices
P. A. 423— MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION 1

Three semester hours credit Dr. Olson (and lecturers)

One semester course — given both semesters Fee $22.50

P. A. 601-2— SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Two semester hours credit Dr. Olson

Year course — enter either semester Fee $20

Administrative and Constitutional Law
P. A. 381-2— ELEMENTARY LAW Mr. Young

Three semester hours credit Fee $22.50

Year course

Pol. Sci. 501-2— UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

One and one-half semester hours credit Dr. Hazard

Year course Fee $15



1 Given in cooperation with Graduate School of Department of Agriculture.

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Pol. Sci. 505— RECENT PROBLEMS IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Three semester hours credit Dr. Arneson

First semester course Fee $30

Pol. Sci. 506— THE PROBLEMS OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW

Three semester hours credit Dr. Arneson

Second semester course Fee $30

Pol. Sci. 537— HISTORY OF ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW Dr. Dean

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

First semester course

Pol. Sci. 53S— JURISPRUDENCE Dr. Dean

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

Second semester course

P. A. 581— ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Mr. Flemming

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

First semester course

P. A. 587— LEGAL ASPECTS OF FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 2

Two semester hours credit Mr. Jordan

First semester course Fee $15

P. A. 681— PROBLEMS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Dr. Aitchison

Number of credits to be arranged by consultation between instructor and
student.

Financial Administration

P. a. 441— INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING

Three semester hours credit Mr. Blough

One semester course — given both semesters Fee $22.50

P. a. 442— FEDERAL ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES Mr. Payne

Three semester hours credit Fee $22.50

Second semester course

P. a. 451— FEDERAL BUDGETARY ADMINISTRATION

Three semester hours credit Mr. Bailey and Mr. Jump

One semester course — given both semesters Fee $22.50

P. a. 454— FEDERAL REGULATION OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING

Three semester hours credit Mr. Blough

Second semester course Fee $22.50

Eco. 483— REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE Dr. Moore

One and one-half hours credit Fee $15

First semester course

Eco. 501— FOREIGN PUBLIC FINANCE Dr. Mann

Three semester hours credit Fee $30

First semester course
(See also Accounting courses listed under BUSINESS ADMINISTRA-
TION.)



2 Given in cooperation with the Farm Credit Administration.

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Public Relations
P. A. 461— EDITORIAL PRACTICE COURSE
Two semester hours credit

One semester course — given both semesters

P. a. 463— PUBLIC RELATIONS WORK SHOP

Two semester hours credit

One semester course — given both semesters



Mr. Boutwell and
Consultants
Fee $15.00

Mr. Boutwell
Fee $15.00



BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Dr. W. H. S. Stevens, Chairman
General Courses in the Field of Business Administration
Econ. 301-2— PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS Dr. McConnell

Three semester hours credit Fee $22.50

Year course

B. A. 405— BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
Three semester hours credit
First semester course

Econ. 431-2— CORPORATE FINANCE
Three semester hours credit
Year course



Dr. Fisher
Fee $22.50

Dr. Stevens
Fee $30



Accounting
B. A. 331-2— PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING 1
Three semester hours credit
Year course

B. A. 447-8— SECOND YEAR ACCOUNTING 1
Three semester hours credit
Year course

B. A. 451— COST ACCOUNTING 1
Three semester hours credit
First semester course

B. A. 452— INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING 1
Three semester hours credit
Second semester course
(See also Accounting courses listed under FINANCIAL ADMINISTRA-
TION.)

Statistics
B. A. 261-2— MATHEMATICAL PREPARATION FOR STATISTICS 1
Two semester hours credit Mr. Winslow

Year course Fee $15



Mr. Rowe
Fee $22.50

Dr. Neilson
Fee $22.50

Fee $22.50



Fee $22.50



1 Given in cooperation with Graduate School of Department of Agriculture.



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B. A. 361-2— ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 1

Three semester hours credit Mr. Stauber and Mr. Ockey

Year course — (First half and second half offered both semesters)

Fee $22.50

B. A. 363-4— ELEMENTARY STATISTICS AND CALCULATIONS 3

Three semester hours credit Mr. Hansen

Year course Fee $22.50

B. A. 461-2— STATISTICAL METHODS APPLIED TO CENSUS DATA 3

Three semester hours credit Dr. Dedrick

Year course Fee $22.50

B. A. 463-4 — LABOR STATISTICS— A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

TO LABOR ECONOMICS 4 Dr. Perlman

Two semester hours credit Fee $15

Year course

B. A. 465— INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS

Three semester hours credit Dr. Webb

First semester course Fee $30

B. A. 466— APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL METHODS TO THE

SOCIAL SCIENCES Dr. Myers

Three semester hours credit Fee $30
Second semester course

B. A. 551-2— ADVANCED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS 1 Mr. Purves and
Three semester hours credit Mr. Sturges

Year course Fee $22.50

B. A. 553-4— ADMINISTRATIVE STATISTICS OF THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT— THEIR COLLECTION AND USE IN
THE FORMULATION OF POLICIES Dr. Dedrick

Three semester hours credit Fee $22.50

Year course

AUXILIARY COURSES

Eng. 201-2— COMPOSITION Dr. Hudson

Three semester hours credit Fee $22.50

Year course

Eng. 211— GOVERNMENT CORRESPONDENCE Mr. Grady

Two semester hours credit Fee $15

One semester course — given both semesters

Speech 201— EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING 1 Mr. Flemming

Two semester hours credit Fee $15

One semester course — given both semesters



1 Given in cooperation with Graduate School of Department of Agriculture.

3 Given in cooperation with the Bureau of the Census of the Department of
Commerce.

4 Given in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department
of Labor.

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P. A. 473— THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT: ITS ADMINISTRATIVE

BACKGROUND AND IMPLICATIONS 5 Mr. Wolfe and
Three semester hours credit Dr. Putnam

Second semester course Fee $22.50

French 310-11— FRENCH SOCIAL SCIENCE LITERATURE Dr. Correll
One and one-half to three semester hours credit Fee $15 to $30

p Year course

German 312-13— GERMAN SOCIAL SCIENCE LITERATURE Dr. Correll
One and one-half to three semester hours credit Fee $15 to $30

Year Course



Given in cooperation with the Social Security Board.

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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

A Professional School for Government Employes



"IN-SERVICE" TRAINING PROGRAM
FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYES
Spring Term — February - June, 1937



Practical courses, under supervision of outstanding leaders
with years of experience in and out of the government,
in the fields of

Personnel Management Organization and Supervision

Statistics Government: Correspondence

Financial Administration Accounting, etc.

leading to award of

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Certificate in Public Administration
A.B. with major in Public Administration
M.A. or Ph.D. in Public Administration



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REGISTRATION

You may register now, at 1905 F Street, N. W., or during
the regular registration period, January 28-February 1



1905 F Street, N. W., Washington. D. C. Tel: Metropolitan 5080



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