trouble, and who violate the Juvenile Code. Investi-
gates causes (etiology) of, historical responses to, and
"corrections" for delinquency; probation, preven-
tion, recidivism; delinquency and family problems,
crime, courts, reform of youth programs.
Speech Communication and
C. Presar, Luchok, McKinney, Moeller, Norvell, S.
The Department of Speech Communication and
Dramatic Arts serves to help the student achieve effec-
tive, artistic, and creative self-expression in response
to his environment. Recognizing that communication
is the basis of all human interaction, the department
provides speech communication and theatre experi-
ences that may be helpful to all students.
Non-majors, as well as majors, are encouraged to
benefit from a flexible program of courses and co-
curricular activities. Students may consult with any
departmental faculty in order to select courses which
may prove most helpful in achieving individual goals.
In addition to satisfactorily completing pre-
scribed courses, the major is required to participate in
intercollegiate forensics, West Virginia Wesleyan Col-
lege Theatre productions, WVWC-FM Radio, or equi-
valent speech and/or theatre experience. At the con-
clusion of each semester, the student will demonstrate
competencies which indicate his preparation for ad-
vanced study in the department. A complete list of
required competencies may be obtained from any
faculty member in the department.
Courses and co-curricular activities offered in speech
communication are designed to provide theoiy and
experiences in all aspects of interpersonal and
audience-oriented transactions. Students will be pro-
vided a broad background on which to base graduate
study in areas such as communication, public ad-
dress, or public relations. Others may develop the
knowledge and skills necessary for certain occupa-
tions in communication, business, or service-
Those who wish to teach will find opportunity to
develop competencies essential to certification in the
Requirement for Speech Communication
24 semester hours above Sp. Comm. 1 or 2, including
3, 7, 8, 9, 14 (Dram. Arts 10, 11, 12, 13 or English 15
may be credited toward a major but not toward a
minor); Psychology 1 is required but will not substi-
tute for Speech Communication courses; four semes-
ters of participation in intercollegiate forensics or
WVWC-FM Radio; demonstration of required com-
Requirement for Speech Communication
15 semester hours above Sp. Comm. 1 or 2, including
3, 7, 8, 9; two semesters of participation in intercol-
legiate forensics or WVWC-FM Radio.
2. Fundamentals of Speech Communication. 3 hrs.
An introduction to the fundamental concepts in-
volved in any communication situation. Contempo-
rary theories in intrapersonal, small group, and
audience-oriented communication will be tested
through practical experience. Prerequisite: Soph-
3. Voice and Diction. 3 hrs.
A study of the physical production, resonation, and
articulation of sound for normal human speech, with
an introduction to the international phonetic al-
phabet. The student is introduced to exercises which
may help him develop a strong, flexible, resonant
voice and good diction.
4. Creative Dramatics. 3 hrs.
The study of creativity, its role and application in
dramatics, and the manner in which creative drama-
tics assists in the intellectual, physical, and intuitive
development and growth of children and youth.
5. Speech and Language: Development and
Correction. 3 hrs.
A study of speech and language development in the
child with an introduction to the causes and treatment
of speech defects. Students will become familiar with
techniques for helping the child develop good speech
patterns and with referral procedures for children in
need of pathological care. The course will be useful to
anyone planning to work with children and youth.
6. Advanced Speech. 3 hrs.
A course designed to study the principles of human
communication and their impact on the study of pub-
lic speaking. The class will discuss theories and test
their application through practice speeches. Pre-
requisite: Sp. Comm. 1 or 2.
7. Interpersonal Communication. 3 hrs.
The student through readings and discussion, will
study the factors essential to effective communication
on a one-to-one basis. The course will deal with prob-
lems of both an individual and a social nature.
Through class proj ects the student will apply theoreti-
cal knowledge in practical ways. Prerequisite: Sp.
Comm. 1 or 2.
8. Public Address. 3 hrs.
The course combines traditional concepts of rhetorical
theory in its historical form with contemporary re-
search on persuasion theory. The student will
examine, through lectures, discussion and readings,
speech delivery techniques, evidence and reasoning
used in a speech, critical characteristics of the audi-
ence, and related concepts. The student will research,
organize, and deliver several different types and
forms of speeches. Prerequisite: Sp. Comm. 1 or2.
9. Small Group Discussion. 3 hrs.
The student, through readings and discussion, will
become familiar with group dynamics, process, and
leadership and the contemporary studies and theories
that relate to effective participation in small group
situations. The student will participate in simulated
discussion situations and be responsible for several
group projects. Prerequisite: Sp. Comm. 1 or 2.
10. Argumentation and Debate. 3 hrs.
Study of the fundamental principles of argumentation
and debate. The student will gather evidence, study
contemporary persuasion and argumentation theory,
and learn how to conduct himself with confidence in a
verbal exchange. Participation in practice debates is
required. Prerequisite: Sp. Comm. 1 or 2.
11. Novice Intercollegiate Debate. 1 hr.
A course designed to provide a fundamental knowl-
edge and experience in debate. The student may par-
ticipate in intercollegiate debate tournaments on the
beginning level. May be repeated two times for credit.
12. Intercollegiate Debate. 1 hr.
This course encompasses all work necessary to pre-
pare a student for successful participation in intercol-
legiate debate. This includes activities such as re-
search in a specific area, practicing techniques of
communication and persuasion, and studying the
principles of logic and analysis of policy changes. May
be repeated six times for credit. Prerequisite: Sp.
Comm. 11 and consent of the instructor.
13. Readings in Speech Communication. 1-3 hrs.
Junior or senior students may research special topics
in speech communication with the direction of a fac-
ulty member in the department. The project and its
credits must be approved by the instructor and the
department chairman. Prerequisites: A grade
point average of at least 3.0 in a minimum of 15 hours
taken in Speech Communication is desirable.
14. Seminar in Public Address. 3 hrs.
A seminar designed to study Greek, Roman, British,
Indian and American rhetorical criticism. The student
will learn the fundamental principles of rhetorical
criticism and, through discussion and oral reports,
will use these tools in analyzing historical rhetoric
and in improving his own speech-making. Pre-
requisite: Sp. Comm. 8.
Courses and co-curricular activities offered in drama-
tic arts are designed to provide experiences in all
aspects of theatre and oral interpretation. Through
these experiences can evolve an understanding and
appreciation for total theatre. Students majoring in
the department will be provided a broad background
on which to base specialized graduate or professional
study, to prepare for teaching in the public schools, or
to direct community and organizational theatre activi-
ties. Courses and activities are open to all students
who wish to nurture their appreciation for the aesthe-
tic in theatre, and/or seek knowledge and skills
applicable to education, religious, and service-
oriented occupations and a vocational involvement in
Requirement for Dramatic Arts major:
27 semester hours, including 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 14 or 15,
16, 18, and Speech Communication 3; major respon-
sibilities in at least four full-length West Virginia
Wesleyan College Theatre productions; demonstra-
tion of required competencies. (Speech Communica-
tion 4 and English 19, 20 may be credited toward a
Requirement for Dramatic Arts minor:
15 semester hours, including 2, 3, 5, 10 and 11 or 12, 14
or 15; major responsibilities in at least two full-length
West Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre productions.
1. Theatre Practicum. 1 hr.
Intensive practice in the various aspects of theatre
production: acting, designing, building and painting
scenery and properties; lighting design and execu-
tion; costume design and construction; make-up de-
sign and application; box office and promotion pro-
cedures; children's theatre; technical direction; and
stage or theatre management. The student may ac-
complish his goals through active commitment to
West Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre or Reader's
Theatre productions or through practicum arranged
with a departmental faculty member. Prerequi-
site: Consent of the director or technical director of
theatre. May be repeated eight times for credit.
2. Introduction to Drama. 2 hrs.
An introduction to dramatic action, form, structure,
and style through the reading, analysis and discus-
sion of various types of plays from significant periods
in the history of drama in the western world. Required
of all students planning to take courses in design, acting,
directing, or dramatic literature.
3. Introduction to Theatre. 2 hrs.
An introduction to the production of play scripts for
audiences. Readings, discussions and laboratory ex-
periences in staging techniques and contemporary
trends in design, construction, lighting, acting and
directing. Theatre organization and production re-
sponsibilities will be stressed.
4. History of Dramatic Arts. 3 hrs.
A study in depth designed to develop the student's
awareness of the various ways dramas have been
presented through a study of the great periods of
theatre. Prerequisite: Dram. Arts 2 and 3 or per-
mission of the instructor.
5. Design for the Stage. 3 hrs.
A survey of theatre production theories and tech-
niques. The course includes problems with costumes,
make-up, lighting, sound, scenery, properties, the-
atre management and theatre architecture. Pre-
requisites: Dram. Arts 2 and 3 or consent of the in-
6. Scene Design. 2 hrs.
A combined lecture and laboratory course in contem-
porary theatre methods of scene design, painting, and
properties. (Aimed toward the serious theatre student
working to acquire a better understanding of techni-
cal theatre.) Prerequisites: Dram. Arts 2, 3, 5.
7. Lighting. 2 hrs.
A course dealing with the basic techniques of lighting
for the stage. This is designed to help students acquire
a competence in creating workable lighting effects for
school, church, and community theatres. Prereq-
uisites: Dram. Arts 2, 3, 5.
8. Stage Costuming. 2 hrs.
Experience in the research, design, and construction
of costumes for the stage. The use of color and materi-
als in relationship to costumes will be stressed.
Prerequisites: Dram. Arts 2, 3, 5.
9. Stage Make-up. 1 hr.
An investigation of the principles, techniques, and
materials of stage make-up and practical experience in
10. Acting I. 2 hrs.
A combined lecture and studio course concerned with
the problems of acting in relation to the theatre and
actual life experience. Emphasis will be on develop-
ing relaxation, concentration, imagination and stage
movement through basic exercises and improvisa-
tion. Prerequisite: Dram. Arts 2 or consent of the
11. Acting II. 2 hrs.
Continuation of Acting I with emphasis on character
analysis and creation and developing empathic and
comic technique. Prerequisites: Dram. Arts 10 and
consent of the faculty of the department.
12. Oral Interpretation. 3 hrs.
A course providing training for the student in the
techniques of dramatic reading and reader's theatre,
and supporting his creativity in the planning and
presentation of programs of a dramatic nature.
13. Oral Interpretation, Independent Study. 1 hr.
An extension of Oral Interpretation. A course, by
private instruction, designed to assist the student in
the planning and presentation of a dramatic program.
Prerequisites: Dram. Arts 12 and consent of the in-
14. Premodern Drama. 3 hrs.
A study designed to acquaint the student with the
world's outstanding works of drama (excluding
Shakespeare and modern) in the light of their times.
Prerequisite: Dram. Arts 2 or consent of the instructor.
15. Modern Drama. 3 hrs.
Concerned with exposing the student to outstanding
dramas of the twentieth century in the context of the
social, artistic, and philosophical currents of the age.
Prerequisite: Dram. Arts 2 or consent of the instructor.
16. Directing. 3 hrs.
Study and experience in the director's functions in
staging and producing plays for schools, churches,
and other community organizations. Through exer-
cises in stage composition, movement, business,
tempo and rhythm, and style, the student prepares for
his final project: directing a one-act play or assisting
the direction of full-length play. Prerequisites:
Dram. Arts 2, 3, 5, 10 and 11, or consent of the in-
17. Readings in Dramatic Arts. 1-3 hrs.
Junior or senior students may research special topics
in dramatic arts with the direction of a faculty member
in the department. The project and its credits must be
approved by the instructor and the department
chairman. Prerequisites: A grade point average of
at least 3.0 and a minimum of 18 hours taken in
Dramatic Arts is desirable.
18. Seminar in Dramatic Arts. 3 hrs.
Studies will include research in dramatic criticism
and special topics in dramatic arts not incorporated in
regular course offerings. Prerequisite: A mini-
mum of 20 hours in Dramatic Arts or consent of the
Speech Communications and Dramatic Arts
The combined speech communication and dramatic
arts major is offered for students seeking certification
for public school teaching or for those who do not
choose to specialize at the undergraduate level. Stu-
dents planning to teach oral communication and
dramatic arts in the public schools should counsel
with the department chairman in order to plan the
fulfillment of all certification and competency re-
Requirement for Major:
30 semester hours including Sp. Comm. 3, 7, 8, Dram.
Arts 2, 3, 10 and 11 or 12, 14 or 15, Sp. Comm. 14 or
Dram. Arts 18; at least four semesters of participation
in intercollegiate forensics, WVWC-FM Radio, and/or
West Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre; demonstra-
tion of required competencies.
Freedom with responsibility is an important aspect of
life at Wesleyan. Both student and professor relish
and guard zealously their freedom to function crea-
tively and effectively within the college community.
The College considers experiences in group liv-
ing, co-curricular activities, and campus governance
as significant elements of a liberal arts education. A
number of states and several foreign countries are
represented in the student body and the faculty and
staff. The merging of this diversity produces a
dynamic, lively and interesting community of people.
The College is committed to a strong academic pro-
gram and the molding of the individual into a learned,
responsive, sensitive, rounded personality. Happen-
ings outside the four walls of the classroom are ex-
tremely important to the student's growth and de-
velopment as a person. Co-existence with a diversity
of people, acceptance of responsibility for one's own
actions, participation in group endeavors, exercise of
one's leadership capabilities and abilities to organize
and govern — these broadening experiences occur in
the residence halls or through participation in co-
Wesleyan's campus is designed to offer resources
in five overlapping areas: educational, cultural, reli-
gious, social and recreational.
The Campus Center
The Benedum Campus Community Center offers
physical facilities for swimming, bowling, billiards,
ping-pong, music listening, reading, TV viewing,
conversation-over-coffee, a quick lunch with friends,
and lively bull sessions. It is a place of recreation and
relaxation — and work. The campus newspaper and
yearbook staffs work out of offices in the Center.
Students this past year contracted with and brought to
campus such performers as Mac Davis, Blood, Sweat
and Tears, Pure Prairie League, Tavares and Rare
Earth. Performing groups ranged from the North
Carolina Dance Theater to the mime Keith Berger, the
Billy Taylor jazz trio, Harlem Wizards basketball
team, classical poet and dramatist Vinnie Burrows,
the Rod Rodgers Dance Theater and the multi-media
film presentation — Synesthesia. Current movies are
scheduled on a weekly basis and Wednesdays are
reserved for cultural films and programs. The
student-operated Campus Center Program Board
plans dances, lectures, film series, exhibits, concerts
The Health and Physical Education
This new $4.5 million structure accommodates over
3,700 spectators and is one of the finest small college
sports complexes in the country. Its classic Georgian
lines coordinate with the architecture of the other
buildings on campus; its eastern wing is joined to the
Campus Center, enabling students to move freely be-
tween the two facilities. An intercollegiate basketball
court seating 3,750, two intramural practice courts,
four handball courts, an indoor tennis court, a vol-
leyball court, golf and wrestling practice areas, a
women's gymnasium, sauna baths, a dance studio,
gymnastics and weight rooms, and a portable stage —
all are available to contribute to the physical well-
being of the Wesleyan student. Outdoor recreational
activities, including cycling, softball, field hockey,
golf, tennis, archery and football, are also a part of
campus life. A nearby state park offers nature walks,
hiking, fishing, and outdoor swimming in a moun-
The Health Center, an important part of the new com-
plex, is provided with emergency rooms, infirmary
beds, doctors' facilities, and nurses' quarters. The
College provides twenty-four hour nursing service
and the services of two local physicians for minor and
occasional illnesses. When students are admitted to
Wesleyan, they must submit a health history on an
official form provided by the Admissions Office. An
annual physical examination is recommended by the
College for all students at least ten days prior to the
opening of each fall semester. Nursing students and
athletes are required to have an annual examination.
The West Virginia Department of Health, using
mobile units in cooperation with the Health Center,
periodically provides on-campus chest x-rays and
glaucoma and tuberculosis tests.
Nearby hospitals are available for cases of serious
illness. All students receiving medical care must as-
sume the responsibility of meeting the financial pay-
ment directly to the physician or hospital from per-
sonal funds or through their hospitalization pro-
grams. The College cannot assume responsibility for
prolonged or specialized medical care or for hospitali-
Medical Reimbursement Insurance, covering ac-
cidents and illness, is available to students. It is pro-
vided by Continental Casualty Insurance Company
and covers medical expenses to $1,000 for each acci-
dent, death and dismemberment benefits of $1,000,
and allocated sickness benefits. Insurance is available
for either nine months or twelve months and is pro-
vided on an optional basis.
The Chapel and Religious Center
Wesley Chapel, dominantly located in the center of
campus, is the largest sanctuary of worship in the
State of West Virginia. Every Sunday of the academic
year members of the campus community are invited
to join in a worship service planned by the Religious
Life Council. The Religious Life Council is composed
of students who are aided in their activities by the
Associate Dean of the Chapel. The services are both
traditional and experimental and are open to all faiths.
Guest ministers or campus personnel offer sermons,
with students participating in all aspects of the ser-
vices. Activity groups meeting in the Religious Cen-
ter include Sigma Theta Epsilon, a national service
fraternity for men of United Methodist preference;
Kappa Phi, a United Methodist women's service or-
ganization; and Wesleyan's Student Volunteer Proj-
ects group (SVP), composed of students dedicated to
reaching out into the community to give tutoring,
companionship, and aid to those in need.
The Chapel is a central campus meeting arena. It
may serve as a concert hall for an orchestra, choir, glee
club, jazz band, or a folk music performance. It has
facilities for movie viewing and theatrical produc-
tions. It provides for open forums and convocations,
and can truly be said to be the "hub" of the campus.
A smaller meditation chapel, noted for its sim-
plicity and restrained beauty, is available to students
for private and small-group worship.
Liberal Education Series
The College provides a wide variety of cultural events
through the Liberal Education Series programs. These
offerings are often coordinated with the activities of
the Humanities and Social Sciences core programs
and include dramatic productions, academic lectures,
art shows, concerts, musical performances, and con-
temporary entertainment. Recent LES speakers have
included Dr. Lee Huebner, deputy special assistant to
the President; Professor Duncan Williams, author and
lecturer; Leonard Downie, deputy metropolitan
editor of the Washington Post; Dick Gregory, come-
dian and civil rights activist, and George Gallup, Jr.,
national researcher on public opinion.
A community governing body which coordinates ac-
tivities and organizations and offers proposals to fac-
ulty and administration, the Community Council is
structured in favor of student representation. Its four
elected officers are students and twelve other student
representatives are elected by their respective classes
(three each from freshman, sophomore, junior and
senior classes). The Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs, the Vice-President for Financial Affairs, the
Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Stu-
dents, and two elected faculty representatives also
serve on the Council. Meeting weekly, this group has
long been recognized as the campus force for engen-
dering change and fostering debate on campus prob-
lems and issues.
An on-campus bookstore provides fcr limited student
shopping. However, the downtown shops provide
for most student needs during the school year. "Town
and Gown" interact freely. Buckhannon merchants
and citizens have always considered the college an
integral part of the larger community and each year
welcome the influx of students with genuine friendli-
Most students appreciate the small-town setting
and particularly the beauty of the green hills and the
nearby forests and rural areas which encircle the cam-
A variety of activities and organizations are respon-
sive to the interests of the student body. Wesleyan
men and women participate in a total of eleven inter-
collegiate sports and support an extremely active and
competitive intramural program. Wesleyan's musical
organizations have received recognition throughout
the eastern United States. The West Virginia Wes-
leyan Choir annually performs on tour in cities and
towns in the East and has toured abroad during the
summers. The Jazz Band is recognized as one of the
best in West Virginia.
The Debate Team, a fledgling student group, is
one of the most active groups on campus and has
brought home a number of trophies to promote even
more interest among students. Students interested in
drama participate in two major productions each year
and a variety of student-directed programs. Students
interested in journalism and communications find
their way to the Pharos and Murmurmontis offices,