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Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action for its students, employees, and
applicants. The university is committed to providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to 1
color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran's status. Each member of the university community has
a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination. In accordance with federal
and state laws, the university will not tolerate racial or ethnic discrimination or discrimination on the basis oi disability.

This policy is placed in this document in accordance with state and federal laws including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 as well as all applicable federal and state executive orders. This policy extends
to disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.

TD: Telecommunications Device available in the

Advising and Testing Center, 724-357-4067 (V/TD)
(8:00-4:30, M-F)

Please direct all general inquiries regarding equal
opportunity and affirmative action to

Director of Social Equity and Civic Engagement

Suite B17, 920 Grant St.

Indiana, PA 15705

Telephone: 724-357-3402, Fax: 724-357-3404

IUP ensures compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act through
the provision of program access accommodations. Please direct inquiries regarding accommodations for persons with
disabilities to

Employee Concerns:

Director of Social Equity and Civic Engagement
Suite B17, 920 Grant St.
Indiana, PA 15705
Telephone: 724-357-3402

Student Concerns:

Director, Advising and Testing Center/Disability

Support Services
504 Coordinator/ADA Student Concerns Coordinator
201 Pratt Dr., Room 216
Indiana, PA 15705
Telephone: 724-357-4067

Specific inquiries regarding Title IX should be directed to

Director of Social Equity and Civic Engagement
Suite B17, 920 Grant St.
Indiana, PA 15705
Telephone: 724-357-3402

The university publishes an on-line student handbook, The Source, which is a companion to this catalog. The handbook contains
detailed information on the policies mentioned on this page. The Source is accessible to all enrolled students at the website

Questions regarding the Sexual Harassment Policy or complaint procedures may be directed to the Director of Social Equity and Civic
Engagement, Suite B17, 920 Grant St., IUP The IUP Sexual Harassment Policy is accessible at the website

This bulletin contains announcements of courses for the academic year 2009-2010. IUP reserves the right to repeal, change, or amend
the rules, regulations, courses, and programs contained in this bulletin at any time. Tuition and fees are also subject to change.

IUP Civility Statement

As a university of different peoples and perspectives, IUP aspires to promote the growth of all people in their academic, professional,
social, and personal lives. Students, faculty, and staff join together to create a community where people exchange ideas, listen to one
another with consideration and respect, and are committed to fostering civility through university structures, policies, and proceduu s
We, as members of the university, strive to achieve the following individual commitments:

To strengthen the university for academic success, I will act honestly, take responsibility for my behavior and continuous

learning, and respect the freedom of others to express their views.

To foster an environment for personal growth . I will honor and take care of my body, mind, and character. 1 will be helpful to

others and respect their rights. I will discourage intolerance, hatred, and injustice and promote constructive resolution oi


To contribute to the future, I will strive for the betterment of the ^ ,N| i / f

community: myself, my university, the nation, and the world £9

IUP is the largest member university of Pennsylvania's State System of /?

Higher Education and the only one to grant doctoral degrees. For S~/Ct&/l&i'

information about the System and its other member universities, visit ~sf , /


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog

Table of Contents

l ndergraduate Degrees Offered al II I'

President's Message

I im\ erslt) ( alendai ii ot Go\ ernors

( aancellor

< ouncll <ii I rostees

President'] Cabinet

I he l nWersit) 5

l he Regional ( ampusea 8

admissions and Registration 9

i Inances 12 I ees I -

i inancial \ul I s

Student Programs and Services 18

Advising and resting Center 18

African American Cultural Centei is

Athletics in

Careei Development Center IS

Center foi Health and Weil-Being 29

Housing and Dining Information 20

New Student i hientatioo 21

Student Conduct 22

Student Cooperative Association 22

i enter for Student Life 22

Veterans Affairs 22

i entei foi I earning Enhancement 22

CUSP I he I arlj I ntrance Experience 22

Parking 23

Student Rights Director) Information 2.'

I .inu Is Educational Rights and Privacy Act 23

IT Support Center 23

rechnology Policies 23

Academic Policies 24

Requirements for (Graduation 37

Vcademic Affairs Division Areas 42

IUP Libraries 42

Robert E. Cook Honors ( ollege 42

Military Science Department 42

Office of Distance I earning and Continuing Education 43

Office of International Education 44

The Kherls (ollege of Business and Information Technology 46

Academic Policies 47

Department of Accounting 48

Department of I inance and Legal Studies 49

Department of Management 50
Department of Management Information

S) stems and Decision Sciences 52

Department of Marketing 53

Department of lechnologs Support and Training 54

The College of Education and Educational Technology 56

Academic Policies 57

Department of Adult and Community Education 60

Department of Communications Media 60

Department of Counseling 61

Department of Developmental Studies 61

On-line version:

I lepartmi nt of tl and S< hool P lyi hoi

iimeiit ol Professional Studies in I du< ation 62
Department ol Education and < Services
Department ol Student Allans in Highei I ducation

( entei foi < arcei and rcchnical Personnel Preparation 69

I In- ( ollege of Fine Arts 70

Department ol An 71

I >< partmenl ol Music 74

Department ol rheatei and Dance 76

I he (ollege of Health and Human Services 78

Department ofCriminoloi 78
( riminal Justice rraining Center

Department ol < ulinan, Arts

Department ol I mploymenl and Labor Relations so

Department of food and Nutrition 80

Department ol Health and Physical Education 81

Highway Safety Center 85

Department of Hospitality Management Hs
Department of Human Development and

Environmental Studies 86

Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions 88

Department of Safety Sciences 92

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences 93

Asian Studies Program 94

Latin American Studies Minor 95

Pan-African Studies Minoi 96

Women's Studies Program 96

Department of Anthropology 97

Department of Economics 99

Department of English I til

Department of French and German 104

Department of Geography and Regional Planning 108

Department of History 1 I I

Department of Journalism 113

Department of Philosophy 1 14

Department of Political Science I 15

Department of Religious Studies 1 17

Department of Sociology 117

Department of Spanish 121

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 124

Department of Biology 125

Environmental Health Science Program 125

Biochemistry Program 130

Department of Chemistry 131

Department of Computer Science 133

Department of (ieoseicnee 135

Department of Mathematics 137

Natural Science Program 139

Department of Physics 143

Department of Psychology L46

Course Descriptions 148

Directors 254

Administration 254

University Professors Emeriti and faculty Emeriti 257

rhe Faculty 25s

Adjunct Faculty 267

hides 269


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Undergraduate Degrees Offered at IUP

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Anthropology (Tracks available: Applied Anthropology. Archaeology.
General Anthropology. Honors]
Art/History Track

- Art/Studio
Asian Studies

Biology (Pre-Medicine concentration and Honors Track available)

- Chemistry (Pre-Medicine concentration available)

- Computer Science

Criminology (Pre-Law Track available)
Kconomics (Tracks available: Honors and Pre-Law I
Economics/Mathematics (Honors Track available)
English (Tracks available: Honors and Pre-Law )

- French (Honors Track available)
French for International Trade

- Geography (Tracks available: Economic Geographer, Environmental
Geographer. General Geography, GIS and Cartographer. Honors)

- German

- German for International Trade

- Government and Public Service

- History (Tracks available: Honors and Pre-Law)
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts/Dance Arts Track
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts/Musical Theater Track
International Studies/Political Science

Music (Tracks available: General Studies. History' and Literature.

Theory and Composition)

Philosophy (Tracks available: Honors and Pre-Law)


Political Science (Pre-Law Track available)

- Psychology (Tracks available: Applied Psychology and Honors)
Religious Studies (Honors Track available)

- Sociology (Tracks available: Applied Social Research. General
Sociology. Human Services. Sociology of Disability Sen ices. Honors)

- Spanish (Honors Track available)
Spanish for International Trade

Bachelor of Science in Education

Art Education

Biology Education (Honors Track available)

Business Education

- Chemistry Education
Deaf Education

Early Childhood Education/Prek-Grade 6

Earth and Space Science Education

Education of Exceptional Persons

Elemental"} Education d'rban Track available)

English Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

French Education K-I2

Health and Physical Education

Mathematics Education

Music Education

Physics Education

- Secondary German Education
Spanish Education K-12

Social Science Education (Concentrations available Anthropology,
Sociologj i
- Social Studies Education (Tracks available I conomics, Geography,
History )

Speech-Language Pathology and Audinlngv
Vocational-Technical Education


Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics (Tracks available: Electro-Optics, Nanomanulacturing


Athletic Training

Biochemist rv

Biologv (Concentration available: Family Medicine; Tracks available

Cell and Molecular Biology, Pre-Medical, Pre- Veterinary, Honors)

Business Technology Support

Chemistrv (Pre-Medicine concentration and Pre-Medical track


Child and Family Studies

Clinical Laboratory Science

Communications Media

Computer Science (tracks available: Applied Computer Science.

Information Assurance. Languages and Systems)

Disability Serv ices

- Environmental Health Science
Fashion Merchandising

General Studies

Geology (Tracks available: Geology. Environmental)

Hospitality Management

Human Resource Management

- Interior Design
International Business

Management (Tracks available: General Management.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Operations


Management Information Systems



Natural Science (Tracks available: Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry.

Pre-Engineering. Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical

Therapy. Prc-Podiatry. Science for Disaster Response)

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing (Tracks available: Licensed Practical Nurse. Registered \ursei

Nutrition (Tracks available: Dietetics. Nutrition)

Physical Education and Sport (Programs available: Aquatic. Exercise

Science. Sport Administration)


Regional Planning I [racks available: Environmental Planner. I and

Use Planning and ( ilS. I lonors)

Respiratory Care (Certified Respiratory Therapist track available)

Safet\ Sciences

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Music Performance
- Art Studio

Associate of Arts

Business (Specializations available: Accounting. Computer and
Information [echnolog) >

General Studies

Associate in Applied Science

Associate in Science


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President's Message

For more than 130 years, Indiana I 'niversity oj Pennsylvania has
been building successful futures

II P is a university that will make i> difference in your life, be a
partner in your academic si/< i ess, and provide an environment for
personal and intellectual growth.

With 145 different programs at the bachelor's level, sixty-one
masters, and ten doctoral programs, 11 'Pleads the way in versatility
and variety m academic options. It P is the only university classified
by the ( 'arnegie Foundation as a doctoral research institution in the
State System oj Higher Education, with cutting-edge research done
not only by professors but by students at all levels.

II P offers more than the traditional academic environment with
honors programs in almost every major as well as the Robert E. Cook
Honors College, the only endorsed honors college in the Pennsylvania
Stiite System of Higher Education.

IUP rcgnlar/v places its students in rigorous and prestigious internship programs all over the world, from the
New York Stoek Exchange to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the European Parliament.
II P s global partnerships offer exchange opportunities in all disciplines in every earner of the world.

IUP's Liberal Studies requirement, emphasizing communication skills and analytical thinking, ensures that
students are prepared to excel in both their personal and professional lives.

Our faculty regularly receives national and international recognition for its research and leadership roles in
various fields of study. More than respected researchers. II P faculty members remain dedicated to teaching
excellence. Strong academic programs are complemented by the university's successful athletics programs.
Longstanding excellence in the fine arts creates a campus life rich in cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Students and faculty enjoy state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and technology, including wireless access
throughout the campus, even in the outdoor spaces.

As a result of excellent instruction, involved faculty, and hands-on experience in laboratory, field, and internship

programs. IUP students strive for and achieve levels of excellence that make them some of the most attractive
and sought-after graduates by employers.

As IUP's twenty-fourth president. I want to welcome you to the university. I firmly believe that IUP will help you
go beyond your collegiate and career expectations. Welcome aboard and good luck!

Tony Atwater, President


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University Calendar

For the latest academic calendar information, please \ isit the website www.iup edu <;t ademu calendar.

Fall Semester 2009

Classes begin

Labor Day Break (no classes)

Thanksgi\ ing recess

Classes resume (S:()0 a.m.)

Classes end

Final exams


August 31
September 7
November 23-29
November 30
December 14
December 15-18
December 20

Spring Semester 2010

Martin I timer King. Jr. I)a> (no classes) January 18

(lasses begin January 14

Spring vacation March 8-14

(lasses resume (8:00 a.m.) March 15

Classes end Ma> 3

Final exams May 4-7

Commencement May 9

Summer Sessions 2010

Early Summer Session

Classes begin TBA

Classes end TBA
Memorial Day Holiday (no classes all week) I H \

Summer Session l

Classes begin TBA

Classes end TBA

Summer Session 2

Classes begin TBA

Classes end TBA


Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

John C. Cavanaugh

Board of Governors

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Kenneth M. Jarin. Chair

C. R. Pennoni. Vice Chair

Aaron A. Walton. Vice Chair

The Honorable Matthew E. Baker

Marie A. Conley Lammando

Paul S. Dlugolecki

The Honorable Michael K. Hanna

The Honorable Vincent J. Hughes

Ryan R. Jerico

Richard Kneedler

Joseph E McGinn

The Honorable Jeffrey E. Piccola

Guido M. Pichini

The Honorable Edward G Rendell

Harold C. Shields

Thomas M. Sweitzcr

Christine J. Toretti

Gerald I . Zahorchak

Council of Trustees

Indiana University of Pennsyhania

David Osikowicz, Chair
Susan S. Delaney. Vice Chair
James C. Miller. Secretary
Raymond G Edwards
Mark A. Holman
Colleen M. kopp
Jonathan B. Mack
Samuel H. Smith
Carolyn P. Snyder
Gealy W. Wallwork

John C. Cavanaugh (ex officio), Chancellor. Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education

President's Cabinet

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tony Atwatcr. President

Gerald \\. Intemann. Provosl and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Rhonda II. Luckey, \ ice President lor Student Allans

Cornelius Wooten, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Vacant, Vice President foi I niversit) Relations I xecutive Directoi of

the Foundation lot II P
Robin A. Gorman, I xecutive Assistant to the President
Barbara J. Moore. Director, Research, Planning, and

limim Myers. Director. Social I quit) and Civil Engagement
Timothv P. Mack. Dean. School <•! ( iraduate studies and Research

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The University

A University Education

rhrough undergraduate and graduate programs, li I' serves students from

.Moss tllC tl.llloll .Mill aloillld till' W ol Id l>V lllltiullkllli; lIlCIII 10 ."111 sustain-
ing than in ■ culture ol high aspiration and achievement so they nus lead
productive and meaningful lives Sing!) and through collaboration within
the Pennsylvania State System ol Highei I ducation, with other educational
institutions, and with business, government, human services, and pn
sional organizations, 11 P contributes to the economic and cultural strength
of the region, the commonwealth, and the nation through education,
scholarship, and service

Vision and Mission Statements

I Ik- following are the vision and mission statements oi IUP as the uni-
versit) moves forward in the next five years F01 more information about
PUP's core values and strategic goals, visit the website »»» lup edu


II P sh.ill be among the nation's leading universities, recognized for studenl

success .nul .iii.iiiiiik'iii . culuir;il enrichment, and
economic development


II Pis .1 leading public, doctoral research university, strong!) committed to

undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarship, and puhhc scrv ice.

II I' engages students as learners and leaders in an intellectually challenging,
cultural!) enriched, and contemporarily diverse environment

Inspired b) .1 dedicated faculty and staff) students become productive
national and world citizens who exceed expectations personally and

History of the University

II I' has witnessed a bistor) rich in accomplishment. Since 1875, when it
served onl) -25 students in a single building, it has experienced continuous
growth, becoming Pennsylvania's fifth largest university. I he current

enrollment is fourteen thousand, with students from thirty-seven stales and
over fifty-five countries

The first building, named John Sutton Hall in honor ol the first president of
the Hoard of Trustees, uas opened for students on May 17. 1875.

In April 1920, control and ownership of the school passed to the Common-
wealth of Perms) Kama In May l l »27. in authority of the General Assem-
bly, the State Normal School became a college, with the right to grant de-
grees I he name uas then changed to the Slate Teachers College at Indiana.
Pennsylvania. In 1959, the legislature approved a change of name to
Indiana State College, in the 1960s there followed a rapid growth in the
liberal .ins program In December l l ><>\ Indiana was redesignated Indiana

Universit) of Pennsylvania and given the authority to expand its curricu-
lum and to grant degrees at the master's level. At this time the first doctoral
program uas initiated

Current academic offerings include more than 140 undergraduate maiois
with .1 variety of internship and stud) abroad programs, more than sixty
master's degree programs, and ten doctoral degrees 1 nusual opportunities
for research at all levels and the Robert I Cook Honors College provide
special challenges for academic growth. I he variety and quality of instruc-
tion are characteristic of a big university vet at [UP, close, onc-to-one-
relationships develop within the leaching framework, and a strong sense of
community prevails.

Points of Pride

There are man) good reasons win IUP is consistent!) ranked among the
best institutions in the region by a wide variety of sources, including the
Princeton Review \ Best Colleges publications; Donald Vsher's Cool
Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming and Just
Plain Different; Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine l/i o \ Dollarwise
Guide to American Colleges: Barron's Best Buys in College Education: The

\. u York Times, Money magazine; and I s Wews and World Ri
ime oi those reasons:

• Breadth of high-quality programs: ' ndergraduati can choose from
more than 140 majors n p also offers more than sevent)

mis. including ten doctoral programs students can challenge
themselves with honors programs in almost ever) major or attend the
national!) renowned Robert I < ook Honors ' ollege

• Strong graduate programs: I rraduate students at M P gain the

advantages ol a national!) recognized university known for its
Commitment to high-qualit) research I hey work with distinguished
facult) members who regularly secure prestigious research grants and
make notewnrthv contributions t" their discipline's body of knowledge

• Faculty: n P students enjoy a 16-to-l student faculty ratio Near!) all

classes are taught b) foil) qualified faculty scholars Some faculty mem-
bers have won 1 iilhnght leachci I \changc awards to study and research
in othei countries faculty research wins sponsorship by major institu-
tions such as the National Science Foundation, NAS V the Centers lor
Disease Control and Prevention, and the I S. Department ol EdlH

• Campus and location: I he main IUP campus is in the heart of
Indiana County, close to recreation of all kinds and only an hour away
from Pittsburgh HP's location puts students in a sale, friendly, small-
town environment within easy reach of all the opportunities a big city
has to oiler.

• Hands-on learning: An II P education is ngorous and research based
Every IUP program endeavors to prepare students lor the real-world
challenges they will face alter graduation. Students engage in applied
learning through laboratory work, internships, ami exchange programs

• Transfer-friendly: Students who want to transfer to UP from another
academic institution will find an admissions staff dedicated to their

• Distance learning: Undergraduate and graduate courses are available to
students who may have work or family schedules that conflict with on-
campus classes.

• A diverse, vibrant, welcoming community: II P attracts and
sponsors a wide variety of local, national, and international cultural
events that make both the campus and the surrounding town a vibrant
place for the arts as well as for intellectual pursuits. In addition, more
than 220 student clubs and organizations thrive on campus, ensuring
that the ll'P experience is as much about shared activities and memories
outside the classroom as it as about collaboration and dialogue within.

• Division II athletics: PUP competes in the Pennsylvania State
\ihletic Conference ami is an NCAA Division II member The
universit) sponsors eight varsity sports for men and eleven for women,
w itJta scholarships av ailahle for all of them. IUP students also get

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