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most of one semester each year on tour, thus taking the influence and literature


of the Church to communities beyond the campus, and, at the same time, intro-
ducing the student to the actual practice of the professional theater.

Recently the department was highly honored in being chosen a third time by
the American Educational Theatre Association and the USO to play at Far
Eastern military bases. The department operates a major theater, an arena
theater, an experimental theater, and a television drama series, with the latest
and most workable equipment to be found in any of the theaters of the United

The area of communicative disorders (also known as speech correction or
speech therapy) prepares students for speech and hearing rehabilitation training
positions with public schools, community speech and hearing centers, for uni-
versity and college clinics, hospitals, and private practice. The student deals
with the diagnosis, elimination, and alleviation of speech defects or with the
development and improvement of speech intelligibility. He also studies the func-
tion of the ear, impairments of hearing, and the education or reeducation of the
person with a hearing loss. The state certificate in speech and hearing therapy
can be obtained through a four-year program. The national American Speech
and Hearing Association certificate in speech pathology or audiology may be
obtained under a master's degree.

Speech education is a combination program which leads to a teaching cer-
tificate in the state of Utah. The objective of this program is to provide students
with the skills, research, methods, and actual teaching experience needed to
teach speech and drama units effectively on the secondary level.

Prearchitecture Program

A three-year curriculum program administered by the Civil Engineering Science
Department in the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences is available to
prepare those interested in architecture for entrance at the fourth-year level into
a typical six-year master's-degree program at any accredited school of architecture.
Contact W. Douglas Stout, chairman of the Art Department, for further

General College

Lester B. Whetten, Dean (106 HGB)

General College is divided into the following departments:

American Indian Education
Career Orientation
General Curriculum
Guided Studies

General College serves Brigham Young University by helping students to more
adequately meet the objectives and changing educational demands of the Uni-
versity. The college is designed to help students to develop responsible citizen-
ship in the Church and the state, to acquaint them with their cultural heritage,
and to lay the foundation for useful and productive lives in a democratic society.
General College does not offer a program leading to a baccalaureate degree,
although an associate degree is available; instead. General College attempts to
assist students to adequately prepare themselves for transfer to the college and
department of their choice.

Department of American Indian Education

Royce P. Flandro, Chairman

The American Indian Education Department has two basic functions: (1) to
prepare college students who are Indians of North, Central, and South America
for successful employment and living, and (2) to prepare students to work
successfully among Indian people (American Indian Studies).


All American Indian students, upon admission to the University, first register
in General College and then transfer to one of the programs listed below, ac-
cording to the student's interest, achievements, and goals.

1. Technical and semiprofessional (two-year collegiate degree)

2. Undergraduate ( four-year baccalaureate )

3. Graduate

A special program is designed to assist students in adjusting to college work
and in preparing for majors in the three programs listed above. The special
program has also proven to be useful to students who wish to seek employ-
ment after one year of college.

Most of the freshman courses which are taught in this program are required
and help to fill freshman requirements for any field of study. Special teaching
methods, laboratory devices, and laboratory assistants are available for meeting
the unique needs of each student who desires to avail himself of these services.
Tutoring services are provided for all students who find that they need help
beyond regular classroom instruction due to deficiencies in their academic back-
grounds. In some instances small groups may utilize the services of a tutor.
Testing and counseling services are available to assist students in assessing
their abilities and interests. Occupational information, employment assistance,
and student follow-up are also provided.

Student leadership opportunities are also available through the "Tribe of
Many Feathers" and the Indian wards. Involvement into total University life
is encouraged.

Financial assistance is also coordinated through this department. It stands
ready to assist any other department on campus in its service to American
Indian students. All American Indian students are urged to maintain contact
with the Department of American Indian Education before admission, during
school, and after leaving BYU.

Department of Career Orientation (Undeclared Major)
Wm. Dale Goodson, Chairman

Each year, many students come to the University undecided as to their major
field of study. These students register in the Department of Career Orientation.
In this department they are assigned an adviser who assists them with their
academic programs and in choosing a college major.

An added help to these students as they attempt to choose their college
major is the Career Guidance class offered by this department. This class meets
once a week for eight weeks, during which time students have the opportunity
to learn of the major offerings of each of the colleges at BYU and occupations
directly related to these college offerings. Students also have the opportunity
to take interest and preference tests to help them with self-understanding.

Students who have chosen the college they desire to enter but are still un-
decided as to their major within that college can find suggested programs in
the course section of the catalog under Career Orientation. Students should
change from General College to their new college by the end of the first year,
if possible, so that they may receive more specific guidance in program planning
from their major adviser. The adviser in the college of their choice may guide
them in meeting the necessary requirements for graduation and serve as a
reference for employment following graduation.

Department of General Curriculum

Willis M. Banks, Chairman

A two-year program leading to the associate's degree is offered in the General
College. The program is practical in nature. Survey courses in various subject-
matter areas are offered; also, practical training in home management and other
fields which will help to pepare the student for future service are prescribed.
In order to qualify for this degree, the student must complete 32 semester hours


in general education subjects, 21 hours in his chosen area of concentration, and
11 hours in elective subjects, making a total of 64 semester hours.

Department of Guided Studies

Wayne R. Herlin, Chairman

The Department of Guided Studies helps students to develop abilities and skills
that will allow them to compete more effectively with other students at Brigham
Young University. Special assistance is available in such areas as reading, writ-
ing, mathematics, spelling, and effective study.

For further information regarding this program, see the Guided Studies sec-
tion of this catalog.

College of Humanities

Bruce B. Clark, Dean (129 JKBA)

R. Max Rogers, Assistant Dean (113 JKBA)

The following departments and special programs are in the College of Humanities:


Asian smd Slavic Languages

Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages

French and Italian

Germanic Languages

Spanish and Portuguese

Humanities and Comparative Literature

Latin-American Studies


Center for Specialized Language Studies

The College of Humanities was created on June 1, 1965, through a division
of the former College of Humanities and Social Sciences, although the basic
subject areas of literature and language taught in the college have been im-
portant areas of the University since its beginning.

Emphasis in the college is on the study of languages, both English and
foreign, and on the cultures and the achievements in art and thought of the
people who use these languages. In other words, the college is heavily involved
in what is traditionally called "liberal" education, both for those who major or
minor in the college and for those who are served by it through the general
education program. In their ultimate goals, the humanities seek to discover,
preserve, and disseminate the best of man's thoughts and creations.

There are three large purposes for which the instructional program of the
College of Humanities has been designed. First is intensive training in English
composition and in basic comprehension of foreign languages for all students
of the University. Second is the provision of a broad, liberal education through
literature and other humanities courses designed to acquaint students with the
values of today's complex civilization and to help them contribute to the best
of those values. Third is the preparation of highly skilled, professional men and
women — professionals who are deeply rooted in the humanities and who are
able to fill positions of responsibility and leadership in the productive affairs
of our twentieth-century world, especially as teachers, but also as educated
leaders in other areas.

Courses intended to contribute to the first two purposes are offered as a
service to all BYU students. Career programs for those who choose to do their
major work in this college are offered in each of the seven regular departments
and the two interdisciplinary areas. Advisers stand ready to consult with students
in the selection of programs that best fit their educational goals and at the
same time contribute most effectively to their broad education and professional


College of Industrial and Technical Education

Ernest C. Jeppsen, Dean (120 SOCH)

The following departments are in the College of Industrial and Technical

Aerospace Studies
Industrial Education
Military Science
Technical Institute

The College of Industrial and Technical Education, the most recently organized
college on the Brigham Young University campus, provides a rich offering of
two-year associate degree, four-year baccalaureate degree, and five-year master's
degree programs in industrial and technical education. This college is designed to
help students become responsible citizens in the nation and leaders in the
Church, to acquaint them with their cultural heritage, and to lay the founda-
tions for useful and productive lives in a democratic society.

While this college as such is the newest one on the campus, its beginning
dates back to 1875 when a deed of trust executed by President Brigham Young
expressly set forth that "... each of the boys who shall take a full course, if
his physical ability will permit, shall be taught some branch of mechanism that
shall be suitable to his task and capacity . . ." and ". . . work for young women —
instruction in needlework, embroidery, knitting, sewing, etc., and in domestic
duties. ..."

Programs in this college provide the specialized training necessary to pre-
pare potential teaching and administrative personnel in industrial and technical
education as well as employees for business, industry, and government. This
college also offers many service courses open to all students on the campus,
including courses in Evening Classes, Summer School, Home Study, and in
BYU Centers for Continuing Education.

At present, the College of Industrial and Technical Education includes five

Department of Aerospace Studies

The Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC), listed for administrative pur-
poses in this college, is under the direct supervision of regular officers of the
United States Air Force.

Department of Military Science

The Department of Military Science (Army ROTC), listed for administrative
purposes in this college, is under the direction supervision of regular officers
of the United States Army.

Department of Industrial Education

The Department of Industrial Education provides baccalaureate programs for
the training of industrial arts teachers for junior and senior high schools, and
technical education teachers for vocational and technical schools. This depart-
ment also offers master's degree graduate programs for advanced preparation
toward master teacher certification and for preparation of supervisors, coordi-
nators, and administrators in industial and technical education.

Department of Technology

The Department of Technology offers four-year baccalaureate degree programs
in building construction, design and computer graphics, electronics, and manu-
facturing. The latter three programs have been accredited by the Engineers'
Council for Professional Development (ECPD). The department also offers two-
year associate degrees in various industrial technician programs.



Technical Institute

The Technical Institute operates throughout the Brigham Young University-
campus and offers two-year technical and preprofessional associate-degree pro-
grams for the training of business technicians in accounting, secretarial service,
and data processing; engineering programs for the training of chemical, civil,
electrical, and electronic technicians; industrial programs for the training of
drafting, graphic arts, light building construction, tool design, and welding tech-
nicians; and miscellaneous technician programs for training in genealogical
research, home service, law enforcement, library service, photography, and
piano technicians, and for registered (R.N.) nurses. The electronics engineering
technology program is accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional

Prearchitecture Program. A three-year program administered by the Civil Engi-
neering Science Department in the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences
is available to prepare those interested in architecture for entrance at the
fourth-year level into a typical six-year master's degree program at any ac-
credited school of architecture.

Contact Wilford J. Tolman of the Technology Department for further details.

College of Nursing

Maxine J. Cope, Dean (2240-B SFLC)

Elaine P. Murphy, Assistant Dean (2240-A SFLC)

A Career in Nursing

Throughout the world thousands of men and women are needed as nurses in
hospitals, clinics, and public health agencies and in the armed services and
comprehensive mental health centers. To help meet this need, Brigham Young
University offers a continuum of educational advancement in nursing leading
to both the associate-degree and the baccalaureate-degree levels of preparation.
Graduates at both levels are prepared to take the State Board Test Pool Ex-
amination for licensure in Utah as registered nurses (R.N. ). The main differences
between the two levels pertain to basic educational preparation, employment
opportunities, and future educational advancement.

Associate-degree training prepares the student for technical nursing practice.
Graduates are able to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals and
other comparable health agencies. The program is designed so that graduates
may continue toward the baccalaureate degree without repetition or loss of
credit hours.

Baccalaureate-degree training prepares the student for professional nursing
practice. Professional practice entails sharing responsibility for health programs
in the community, including those designed to prevent illness and to maintain
health, directing other levels of nurse practitioners; using clinical judgment in
determining whether a plan of care needs to be maintained or changed; coordi-
nating services of others which affect patients; evaluating practice; and col-
laborating with those in other disciplines who are engaged in research, planning,
and the implementing of health care. Professional practice is highly theory-
oriented as well as technically oriented.

Graduates from the baccalaureate prc^ram are also eligible to pursue various
master's and doctoral programs in nursing. Nurses prepared at the graduate
level are in great demand as clinical specialists, nurse researchers, faculty ad-
ministrators, and leaders in professional organizations.

Philosophy of the College

The universe, as a creation of God, is for the use of man to develop his
spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical potentials. As an intelligent and com-
passionate being, the nurse is motivated to explore various aspects of the
universe through the sciences, arts, and humanities, which help her to further


develop her cognitive and affective abilities and to learn specialized psycho-
motor skills. Critical judgment is then employed in utilizing these abilities and
skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing needs. While the nurse
relies on constant predicted truths, she continuously seeks after, tests, and
elaborates new knowledge.

, Life has meaning to man to the degree that he interacts with others; because
of the nature of her education and expertise in establishing effective relation-
ships, the nurse contributes to society in a unique way and forms an integral
part of the culture in which she lives. Dependent, independent, and interdepen-
dent relationships are employed in the roles of practitioner, teacher, coordinator,
leader, change agent, and role model, in accordance with the nurse's prepara-
tion. Through the use of her particular competencies, the nurse strives to en-
hance the quality of life and to improve the health of people of all ages, races,
and creeds, according to their needs and ability to meet their own needs. Being
cognizant of the problems and changes occurring in the society and the char-
acteristics of the different cultures represented therein, the nurse is an effective
agent in working with others to bring about desired changes in the delivery of
health care. Innovative methods of coping with situations are the essence of
nursing and are a source of satisfaction found in its practice.

As children of God created in His image, all men have intrinsic worth and
are responsible for their own actions within the limits of their capabilities.
Respect for this intrinsic worth of man and each person's right to shape his
own destiny is basic to the nurse's interactions. For both the patient and the
nurse, the enhancement of self-worth is encouraged as a foundation for the
development of abilities in coping and articulating and bringing about relative
autonomy. Nursing care based on knowledge and critical judgment and ad-
ministered with a sincere belief in the dignity of man is mutually beneficial.

Expected Outcomes of the Program, Stated as Student Objectives

Programs in the College of Nursing are designed to equip the student with the
skills and insights necessary for her to —

1. Utilize principles and concepts from nursing and related sciences to predict
and manipulate variables in order to produce a desired goal in providing
nursing care to individuals in the health care system.

2. Make appropriate use of all of the senses to express her own thoughts, ideas,
and feelings, and is sensitive to the expressions of others.

3. Understand the common phenomena in her environment and utilize the
scientific method in making discriminating judgments and decisions relative
to personal and professional problems.

4. Use her knowledge of nursing and community resources to aid the patient
and family in identifying and meeting their health care needs, recognizing
the individual's right for self-determination in utilizing these groups.

5. Utilize principles and concepts from nursing and related sciences in the
dissemination of health information.

6. Develop intellectual curiosity, analytical thinking, and independent judgment
in practice.

7. Accept responsibility for self-direction and continuation of personal and
professional growth.

8. Develop a beginning level of autonomy as a leader in practice.

9. Demonstrate through her relationships with others a belief in the intrinsic
worth of all individuals.

10. Initiate appropriate change regarding ecological trends and their implication
in the delivery of health services.

11. Utilize professionally intimate relationships to provide the care and comfort
which individuals cannot provide for themselves.


The College of Nursing is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing
and the Utah State Board of Nursing.


College of Physical and Engineering Sciences

Armin J. Hill, Dean (271 ESC)

The College of Physical and Engineering Sciences is divided into nine depart-
ments and one area:

Chemical Engineering Science


Civil Engineering Science

Electrical Engineering Science



Mechanical Engineering Science

Physical Science (area)

Physics and Astronomy


Required High School Preparation

A student enrolling in the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences will
find it necessary, in order to complete the prescribed curricula without loss of
time, to have successfully completed the following high school courses or their

3 units of English.

4 units of mathematics, consisting of two and one-half units of algebra, one
unit of geometry, and one-half unit of trigonometry. This should be sufficient
to qualify a student to commence college mathematics with analytic geometry
and calculus.

1 unit of physical science, which shovild be either chemistry or physics.

Because mathematics provides the foundation for all work in the physical
and engineering sciences, particular attention is paid to the high school prepara-
tion in this subject. If his high school training is found to be deficient, an
entering student will be required to take remedial work. He should recognize
that the time required to complete his college program will probably be extended
by the length of time necesary to make up these deficiencies.

A student who will not have completed all recommended courses by the time
he graduates from high school may complete them through Home Study or
other courses offered by Brigham Young University. High school seniors who
have the time and ability may carry special courses which will be given college
credit and which may be counted toward a baccalaureate degree. Information on
any of these courses will be sent upon request.

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

The departments of chemistry, geology, physics and astronomy, mathematics,
and statistics offer four-year courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor
of Science degrees. Majors are offered in chemistry, chemistry teaching, pre-
dental chemistry, premedical chemistry, earth science, geology, mathematics,
physics, and statistics. No degree is offered in the Physical Science area;
this area provides courses for other degree programs only. The Master of Science
degree is offered in chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and statistics;
and the Master of Arts degree is available in chemistry and in physics. Programs
leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree are currently offered in chemistry,
geology, and physics. All requirements for these advanced degrees are specified
by the Graduate School and are found in the Graduate School Catalog.

Engineering Sciences

Each of the four engineering departments (chemical, civil, electrical, and me-
chanical) offer four-year curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.
Each of these is accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Develop-
ment (ECPD). All four-year and five-year programs in this college may be


shortened by approximately one full year by taking advantage of the Spring
and Summer terms. Most departments have shown explicitly how this may be

The Master of Science degree is also available in each of the four depart-
ments upon completion of approximately one year's work, including a thesis,
beyond the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. The Master of
Engineering degree is also available in civil, electrical, and mechanical engi-