7, 8. Comparative Developing States. Each 3 hrs.
A comparative examination of the institutions and
processes of government and society in selected de-
veloping countries and areas, such as India, Southeast
Asia, Africa and Latin America. (Offered in alternate
9. Constitutional Law. 3 hrs.
A course in the legal principles of the Constitution of
the United States as interpreted by the courts. The
case method is used. Prerequisite: Upper level
standing. (Offered in alternate years).
10. International Organization. 3 hrs.
International organization as a system of institutions
for promoting peace and welfare in a world of
sovereign states; the evolution of the United Nations
from the League of Nations and other historical pred-
ecessors; principles, structure, methods and opera-
tion of the United Nations and other selected gov-
ernmental international institutions. (Offered in alter-
11, 12. International Relations. Each 3 hrs.
Theory of international relations; basic factors affect-
ing the position and policies of states, such as geog-
raphy and demography; nationalism; imperialism;
technological and economic factors; conflicting
ideologies; instruments of foreign policy, such as di-
plomacy, propaganda, military power and economic
and military assistance; international law and in-
13, 14. Political Theory. Each 3 hrs.
Reading, discussion and analysis of selected political
and social theories from ancient times to the present.
Prerequisite: Upper level standing. (Offered in alternate
15. Seminar-Research in Political Problems.
Subject to the approval of the department chairman,
open to students who are qualified to do independent
research. Prerequisite: Upper level standing.
16. Criminal Justice, System and Process. 3 hrs.
An analysis of the structure and functions of the
American system of criminal justice. Levels of
analysis will include the national, state, and local
components. Institutions considered will include law
enforcement, judiciary, corrections and probations.
In addition, the course will introduce students to the
methods and insights provided by "judicial be-
Health and Physical Education
Myers, Braine, Carpenter, Ellis, Furman, Hornor,
Klebez, Ross, Smith, Sworden, Tracewell
The Department of Health and Physical Education
conducts five programs: 1) Service classes which seek
to teach history, rules, and fundamental skills to all
students who have a continuing interest in sports and
recreational activities; 2) Programs required by the
Department of Education for certification of Health
and Physical Education teachers; 3) Health instruc-
tion for all students to aid in the development of
healthy living habits and attitudes; 4) An intramural
athletic program which provides for participation of
all interested students in organized sports activities;
5) A varsity athletic program of nine sports for men,
and field hockey and swimming for women, provid-
ing an opportunity for students to compete intercol-
Requirement for a Major:
Biology 1, 2, and 24 semester hours in the Department
of Physical Education including 2 or 13, 4, 5, 6, 10 or
22, 11, 14, 17, 18, 24 or 25, or for women 26 or 27.
Requirement for a Minor:
Biology 1, 2, and 21 semester hours in the Department
of Physical Education including 4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 17, 24
or 25, or for women 26 or 27.
All majors must have in-service classes: one team
sport, one individual sport, and tumbling, gymnas-
tics, and swimming. Men must have one hour in a
dance class; women must have one hour of modern
dance and one hour in another dance form.
1. Physical Education Activity. 1 hr.
An introduction to fundamental rules, techniques
and skills in any one of the following activities. Team
games: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Hockey, Track.
Individual Sports: Tennis, Archery, Bowling, Swim-
ming, Handball. Dance Activities: Ballroom Dance,
Modern Dance, Square Dance. Other Activities:
Tumbling, Gymnastics, Body Building, Skin and
Scuba Diving, and Racketball.
2. Community Health. 2 hrs.
An introduction to the prevention of disease; sanita-
tion, food regulations and supply, housing, etc.
3. Elementary Rhythms and Movement. 2 hrs.
An introduction to a study of basic movement skills,
movement exploration, singing games, folk dancing,
and social dancing, as they apply to the elementary
physical education program. Emphasis on planning
and conducting the activities.
4. Exercise Physiology. 4 hrs.
The course deals with the physiological effects of
exercise on the human body; areas of interest include,
concepts of physical fitness, fatigue, weight control,
nutrition, environmental stresses and review of the
latest research in human performance. Prerequi-
site: Biology 1, 2.
5. First Aid. 3 hrs.
An introductory course of instruction to help a stu-
dent develop a consciousness about safety measures
and the ability to take proper care of himself and
others in case of emergency.
6. Health Education. 2 hrs.
An introductory course designed to help the student
acquire the information, attitudes, and habits essen-
tial to healthful living.
7. Lead-Up Games and Sport Skills. 2 hrs.
An introduction to a more comprehensive study of
skills, concepts, rules and basic strategy of games.
8. Officiating (Men). 1 hr.
Introducing the techniques and mechanics of officiat-
ing football and track, including principles and inter-
pretation of rules. State officiating test and supervised
practice in the above sports.
9. Officiating (Men). 1 hr.
Introducing the techniques and mechanics of officiat-
ing basketball and baseball, including principles and
interpretation of rules. State officiating test and su-
pervised practice in the above sports.
10. Principles of Physical Education. 3 hrs.
An introduction to basic principles. The course at-
tempts to answer questions such as: What is the
meaning of physical education? What has been the
changing attitudes toward the field of endeavor?
What is its relationship to allied areas? What are the
biological, psychological, and sociological founda-
tions of physical education? What preparation should
physical educators have? What kind of work do they
perform, where, and what is the need for their ser-
11. Recreation Leadership. 3 hrs.
An introduction to the organization and administra-
tion of playgrounds, swimming areas, camps, and the
development of leadership in recreation.
12. Safety Education. 2 hrs.
An introduction to the principles and practice of
safety in schools and homes, on streets and highways,
and in business and industry.
13. School Health Problems. 2 hrs.
Problems involved in school health programs includ-
ing methods and materials for health instruction in
elementary and secondary schools.
14. Adapted Physical Education. 2 hrs.
A study of the adapted physical education program
within the school curriculum with emphasis on de-
velopment of individual programs for exceptional
children. Prerequisite: Physical Education 16.
15. Anatomy and Physiology. 4 hrs.
A study of normal development structure and func-
tion of man. Lectures, laboratories and field trips.
Designed to provide a foundation for the undergrad-
uate student and to serve as a point of departure for
advanced studies in health education. Prerequi-
site: Biology 1, 2.
16. Health Education Seminar. 1 hr.
An in-depth study of Health Education on the local,
state, national, and international level.
17. Individual and Dual Activity. 3 hrs.
Prerequisite: one team sport, one individual sport,
tumbling, gymnastics and swimming. Prerequi-
site: Major or Minor in P.E.
18. Kinesiology. 3 hrs.
A study of the principal muscles of the human body,
how the muscles work together to perform with ease
and efficiency, the basic motor skills, and the study of
prevention and correction of certain posture defects.
Prerequisite: Physical Education 4.
19. Methods of Teaching Health. 3 hrs.
This course is designed for prospective teachers, giv-
ing them the opportunity to evaluate various health
teaching methods. The course is also designed to aid
the student in measurement and evaluation proce-
dures. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
20. Methods of Physical Education in Elementary
Schools. 3 hrs.
This course is designed to help develop a philosophy,
objectives, activities, program-planning and evalua-
tion for a functional and meaningful program in
elementary school physical education. Prerequi-
site: Junior or Senior standing.
21. Methods of Physical Education in Secondary
Schools. 3 hrs.
Philosophy, objectives, activities, equipment,
program-planning, measurement and evaluation
procedures for a functional program in secondary
school physical education. Prerequisite: Junior or
22. Organization and Administration of Health,
Physical Education and Recreation. 3 hrs.
A study of the problems confronting teachers, princi-
pals and supervisors in the Health and Physical Edu-
cation programs of the public schools and develop-
ment of an understanding on the part of the prospec-
tive teacher of what a supervisor or principal expects
of a competent teacher in Health and Physical Educa-
23. Teaching First Aid. 1 hr.
Designed to train First Aid instructors to teach the
junior, standard, and advanced First Aid courses for
the American Red Cross. Instructor's certificate is-
sued upon satisfactory completion of course. Pre-
requisite: Physical Education 5.
24. Team Sports (Men). 3 hrs.
A clinical analysis of coaching sports at the varsity
level. The course is intended for future coaches and
includes philosophy, code of ethics, rules, and skills
of football and track.
25. Team Sports (Men). 3 hrs.
A clinical analysis of coaching sports at the varsity
level. The course is intended for future coaches and
includes philosophy, code of ethics, rules and skills of
basketball and baseball.
26. 27. Team Sports (Women). Each 3 hrs.
A study of techniques, methodology, organization,
officiating, and related problems in teaching and
coaching field hockey, volleyball, basketball, softball,
and other minor sports.
H. Coston, Curry, Hunt, Martin, Monoski, Peterson,
Plummer, Sharpe, Stone
Requirements for History Major:
30 semester hours taken in the department. The
course offerings are given in three fields — United
States, European, and Non-Western — with a mini-
mum of six hours required in each of the three fields.
The courses taken in each field must cover both early
and modern time periods. This may be achieved in a
variety of ways, depending upon the degree of con-
centration the student desires in each field and time.
The following are the options for fulfilling these re-
For Early U.S., either Hist. 1 or Hist. 3 & 4
For Modern U.S., either Hist. 2 or Hist. 5 & 6
For Early Europe, either Hist. 21 or Hist. 23, 24,
For Modern Europe, either Hist. 22 or Hist. 34
For Early Non-West, Hist. 41
For Modern Non-West, any remaining
History majors are urged to take Philosophy 12
(Philosophy of History) and at least six hours of a
Students with high school grades of A or B in
American History or Western Civilization are urged
to consider taking an achievement test to establish
credit by examination for one or more of the survey
courses 1, 2 or 22. The exams are prepared by the
College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Reading
suggestions are available in the department to aid in
preparing for the exams. A passing grade permits the
student to go at once into advanced courses in U.S. or
Requirement for Minor:
15 semester hours including the specified hours in
each of two fields. The student will elect additional
hours to complete the fifteen-hour minor.
United States History
1, 2. History of the United States. Each 3 hrs.
A survey of the history of the United States from the
discovery of America to date. Emphasis on social,
political, and economic developments.
3. Colonial and Revolutionary North America.
An introductory study of the exploration, settlement,
development and the gaining of independence of the
colonies which formed the United States. This in-
cludes an analysis of the developing political, social,
religious and cultural institutions which established
the character of the new nation after the Revolution.
4. The United States as a New Nation. 3 hrs.
A study of the development and modification of U.S.
institutions and patterns from the adoption of the
Constitution through the Jacksonian Era.
5. Civil War and Reconstruction.
An analytical study of the social forces, events and
personalities involved in the disruption of the Union,
and its reconstruction (from 1840 to 1876). Not open to
6. Recent History of the United States. 3 hrs.
An analysis of American society emphasizing the role
of leadership, policy-making, and events of our
foreign and domestic involvements since 1933.
8. West Virginia History and Government. 3 hrs.
A study of the geography and history and government
of West Virginia designed to satisfy the requirements
of the West Virginia Department of Education.
9. Intellectual History of the United States. 3 hrs.
An investigation into patterns of American thought
from Puritan Times to the present. Areas covered
include Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Democratic
Social Thought, the Frontier, Romanticism, Reform,
Naturalism, Naturalistic Thought, Progressivism, the
Depression and New Deal, and developments since
10. United States Urban History. 3 hrs.
A study of the life and character of the United States as
it changes from an agrarian to an industrial culture.
This includes an examination of social and technolog-
ical forces, rural and urban life, and recent trends in
11. Minorities in United States History. 3 hrs.
A study of the life and character of racial and ethnic
groups such as Black, Indian and Oriental Americans
during different periods of United States history.
12. Makers of the Modern World. 2 hrs.
Representative U.S. and European leaders studied as
persons in the context of their times. Selected biog-
raphies are read for class discussion, and individual
outside readings are also developed with the approval
of the instructor. Not open to freshmen.
13. History of American Labor. 3 hrs.
A study of the forces which influenced the rise of
labor, the history, objectives and methods of or-
ganized labor; trade and industrial unionism; collec-
tive bargaining; current aspects of labor-management
and labor-government relations; labor law. Colonial
times to the present with emphasis on late 19th Cen-
tury, the depression, and the present. Case studies
and outside consultants.
17. History of England. 3 hrs.
From the Roman conquest to 1700. Emphasis will be
on the development of the common law, common law
courts, Parliament and the monarchy against a back-
ground of social, cultural, and economic development
of the period. Suggested for pre-law and political science
students as well as History students.
21, 22. History of Western Civilization. Each 3 hrs.
A survey course tracing the development of modern
social institutions from their ancient origins to the
23. Ancient History. 3 hrs.
A study and comparison of the classical age of Greece
(especially the Age of Pericles) and of Rome (espe-
cially the Age of Augustus). Each society is looked at
as a whole through its political, economic, social,
religious, literary and artistic manifestations.
24. Medieval History. 3 hrs.
A study of the development and characteristics of
medieval society in Europe. Feudalism and man-
orialism, the literary and artistic expressions and the
religion and beliefs they express, developments in the
church and church-state relations, the rise of capital-
ism and the nation-state, are among the subjects cov-
25. Renaissance and Reformation. 3 hrs.
Religious and social changes during the period of the
Renaissance and Reformation. Not open to freshmen.
26. History of Europe Since Napoleon. 3 hrs.
The reactions of European society to the problems
created by industrialization, nationalism, revolution-
ary movements, the world wars, and the decline of
Europe; particular emphasis on how Europeans
viewed themselves and their world through the great
novels of the last century and a half.
27. History of Modern Germany. 3 hrs.
The nature of Prussian society, the rivalry between
Prussia and Austria for the command of German af-
fairs, the quality of Prussian leadership in the German
Empire of 1871-1918, the politics and culture of the
Weimar Republic, Nazi totalitarianism, and the re-
shaping of East and West Germany since the Second
28. History of Modern Russia. 3 hrs.
The history of Russia from 1796 to the present with
special emphasis on the confrontation with the West,
the decline and fall of Russian autocracy, the evolu-
tion of reform thought and revolutionary opposition,
the revolution of 1917, subsequent transformation,
the Marxian dream, and the Soviet reality.
30. Britain: Yesterday and Today. 3 hrs.
English history from 1700 to the present, with special
emphasis on the character of social relations, the im-
pact of industrialization, the capacity of the aristoc-
racy, the creation of empire, and the decline of the
31. Modern Imperialism. 3 hrs.
A study of the dynamics of modern imperialism. The
domestic and international factors that gave force to
the idea will be examined while comparing the vari-
ous ideological, administrative and goal orientations
of American and European imperialism in the 19th
and 20th centuries. Not open to freshmen.
32. Power and Values. 3 hrs.
An examination of the acquisition, organization and
uses of power; the generation of values and value
ends toward which a society uses its power; a com-
parative study of the age of Louis XIV and the era of
Franklin D. Roosevelt; emphasis on the similarity of
problems and limitation of means in their resolution
in each age. Not open to freshmen.
33. History of French Society, 1815-1945: History
Through the Novel. 3 hrs.
An attempt to deal with the problems of cultural and
social causes of political instability, the revolutionary
tradition, liberal and conservative thought, and de-
rive a peculiarly French view of the world through
extensive study of French novels from the 1815-1945
34. History of Europe: Dynasties and Dissidents.
Intellectual and social structure, 1648 to 1815;
dynamics of social and political change, principles of
authority and bases of revolution from the Reforma-
tion to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic
41. Introduction to the Non-Western World. 3 hrs.
An introduction to selected traditional societies be-
fore their contacts with Western Civilization during
the 19th Century. The use of novels and audio-visuals
supplements texts and lectures to gain an understand-
ing of the common man's village life as well as the
Great Tradition of these civilizations.
42. History of Africa. 3 hrs.
A study of sub-Saharan Africa, especially since 1800,
including: the slave trade and its impact on traditional
societies, the European scramble for African ter-
ritories and African reactions, colonial administra-
tions, economic changes, nationalism and inde-
pendence movements, problems and trends of Afri-
can nations since independence. Not open to freshmen.
43. History of East Asia. 3 hrs.
A study of the contrasting patterns of Chinese and
Japanese modernization since the mid-nineteenth
century. Not open to freshmen.
44. People's Republic of China. 3 hrs.
A study of issues in Chinese history since 1949, such
as the balance between continuity and change, be-
tween ideology and practical considerations, and be-
tween domestic and foreign policies. Student re-
search, class lectures and discussion. Not open to
45. Modern India. 3 hrs.
A comparison of native, Anglo-Indian and British
opinions about the Mutiny of 1857 and its long-range
consequences, subsequent developments in British
policy and Indian actions. This culminates in a con-
sideration of the nationalist controversy involving the
conflict of Moslem, Hindu and English objectives. Not
open to freshmen.
46. History of Latin America. 3 hrs.
A study of the history of Latin America from the
period of discovery to the present. Emphasis on the
national period with special attention to relations be-
tween Latin American countries and the United
States. Not open to freshmen.
47. History of Mexico. 3 hrs.
A study of the history of Mexico from its discovery to
the present time. The Indian cultures will be dis-
cussed in both pre-hispanic and post-hispanic back-
grounds. The Colonial Period will involve Spanish
culture and institutions in relation to Mexico. The
Independence Period will be treated with relation to
Europe and the United States. Emphasis will be given
to social, political and cultural developments. Rela-
tions with the United States will be treated fully. Not
open to freshmen.
50. Special Topics. 1-3 hrs.
An examination of a selected topic. Initiated either
from the special interest of department members or
student interest. Not open to freshmen.
51. Readings in History. 1-3 hrs.
Directed readings in areas approved by instructor,
usually conducted primarily through conferences.
Open only to seniors majoring in History except through
special permission from the instructor.
Walls, Halverson, Miller, Simmons
The Home Economics Department provides funda-
mental preparation for those wishing to enter profes-
sional careers in home economics or to enter graduate
school. Home economics synthesizes knowledge
drawn from its own research, from the physical,
biological, and social sciences and the arts, and
applies this knowledge to improving the lives of
families and individuals. It is the purpose of this
department to develop competency in utilizing both
human and material resources to further the well-
being of society. For this reason, all courses in the
department are open to all students, regardless of
major, if prerequisites are met. This department has
well-equipped laboratories and lecture rooms. In ad-
dition, there is a Home Management House in which
students live for several weeks trying out new
theories and putting principles they have learned in
the classroom to actual test.
Students planning to teach at the secondary level
are eligible for vocational certification in home eco-
nomics. Students can meet the requirements of the
American Dietetic Association for dietetic intern-
ships. Wesleyan is the only private college in the state
approved to issue the vocational teaching certificate
in home economics and the only private coeduca-
tional college in the tri-state area to offer the dietetic
Requirement for Major:
A minimum of 32 hours including: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 12,
15, 20, 21, 22, 23. Students interested in the profes-
sional careers or in entering graduate school should
consult the faculty in the department about the selec-
tion of additional courses.
Requirement for Minor:
A minimum of fifteen semester hours including: 1, 3,
4, 9, 22.
Requirement for Dietetic Internship:
The course requirements for a major plus the follow-
ing home economics courses: 13, 14, 16, 17. Also
Chemistry 1, 2, 9, 10, 15; Biology 1, 5, 6, 19; and
Business Administration 1, and Bus. Adm. 16 or
1. Design. 3 hrs.
Practical applications of color and design in everyday
life, specifically as related to clothing, food, home
furnishings, housing and textiles.
2. Personal and Family Living. 3 hrs.
An exploration into personal and family relationships
in our society as they affect today's young adult. In-
cludes study of courtship, husband-wife and parent-
child relationships. Enrollment limited to students of
freshman or sophomore standing. (Offered fall semes-
3. Child Care and Development. 3 hrs.
A study of all aspects of the care and development of
the child from conception through age nine with em-
phasis on the knowledge and guidance of young chil-
dren in their emotional, social, intellectual and physi-
cal development. Enrollment limited to students of