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MTSU



SUMMER '99

SCHEDULE BOOK







Fee payment deadline Friday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.

Classes begin Tuesday, May 1 1 .

See pages 4-5.

IDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY t MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE



SUMMER DATES:



Session I: May 11-28, 1999
Session II: May 31 - July 2, 1999
Session III: May 31 - August 7, 1 999



Session IV: July 6 - August 7, 1 999
Session V: May 1 1 - July 2, 1 999
Session VIII: May 11 - August 7, 1999



Call TRAM to select your classes! • (61 5) 898-2000 (9-898-2000 on campus)

Use WebMT to select your classes! • http://www.mtsu.edu

Registration Help Line - (615) 898-5094



Table of Contents



Helpful Information 3

Calendar (Important Dates for Summer 1999) 4

TRAM or WebMT???/Summer Times 6

Continuous Registration Using TRAM or WebMT 7

Deadlines for Adding, Dropping, Withdrawing, Refunding .... 8

Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students 8

How Can I Determine Progress Toward

Completion of My Degree? 6

Students Placed on Academic Suspension 8

Directory for Information (phone numbers) 9

Distance Learning 9

MTSU and TSU Educational Consortium 9

Phone Numbers to Call for Help 10

ENROLLING AT MTSU 11

1. Admission or Re-Admission 11

2. Academic Advising 12

3. Class Selection by TRAM and WebMT 12

Appointment Times 12

Course Availability Information 12

"Night and Off-Campus Classes 12

4. Pay Fees/Confirm You Will Attend 13

Summer Priority Registrants 13

Fee Payment/Confirmation Deadlines 14

Deferred Payment Plan 14

Payment Methods 14

How Do I Confirm? 15

Financial Aid/Loans 15

Third Party Sponsorship of Fees 1 7

Returned Checks 17

Registration and Other Fees 18

General Information 19

Auditing 19

Bookstore Hours, Summer 19

Change of Name or Address 19

Class Cancellations and Changes 19

Class Cancellations Due to Weather 19

Confidentiality of Student Records 20

Counseling and Testing Center 20

Courses Required 20

Drop Policy 20

Grades by Phone or WebMT 20

Graduate Courses 20

Graduation Requirement 20

ID Cards 21

Measles Immunization 21

Parking Permits 21

Placement and Student Employment „ 21

Raider FUNDS 21

Retention Standards — Suspension of Students 21

Selective Service 22

Student Load and Enrollment Status 22

Thesis/Dissertation 22

Withdrawal from School 22

Statementof Community Standards of Civil Behavior 22

Academic/Building Abbreviations 23



What lf...(TRAMAVebMT Help)

DEPARTMENTAL COURSES BEGIN 2

Accounting, 25
Aerospace, 27

African-American Studies, 28

Agribusiness and Agriscience, 28

Art, 29

Biology, 30

BMOM, 32

Chemistry, 33

Computer Information Systems, 35

Computer Science, 37

Coop>erative Education, 38

Criminal Justice Administration, 40

Developmental Studies, 41

Economics and Finance, 42

Educational Leadership, 45

Elementary and Special Education, 47

Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies, 50

English, 52

Environmental Science and Technology, 56

Foreign Languages and Literatures, 57

Geography and Geology, 58

Global Studies, 60

HPERS,60

History, 68

Human Sciences, 70

Journalism, 73

Management and Marketing, 74

Mass Communication, College of, 76

Mathematical Sciences, 77

Military Science, 79

Music, 80

Nursing, 81

Philosophy 82

Physics and Astronomy, 83

Political Science, 83

Psychology, 85

Radio-TV/Photography, 87

Recording Industry, 88

Social Work, 90

Sociology and Anthropology, 91

Speech and Theatre, 93

University Honors, College of, 95

University 101, 95

Women's Studies, 96

Distance Learning Classes

Evening Classes

Off-Campus Classes

Saturday Classes

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Direct Deposit Form

Course Selection Worksheet

TRAM and WebMT Menus

Campus Map inside back co\



Telephone Response At Middle*

(615) 898-2000 (On campus: 9-898-2000)

and

WebMT

http://www.mtsu.edu

Register 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-ll p.m.— see calendar for availability
Registration Help Line - (615) 898-5094

*A touch-tone phone is required to use TRAM.



nformation That Will Help You



'lease Read Carefully!

his booklet contains the schedule of courses for Summer 1 999
icluding evening, off-campus, and distance learning courses,
serves both undergraduate and graduate students.

icademlc Advising

on't risk delaying your graduation by taking the wrong classes
' in the v^'rong order — see your academic advisor before
>u select classes. If you don't know who your advisor is, see
ige 9 and call the appropriate department or the advisor for
jur college.

chedule Book Changes

vs course schedule book contains Information in existence at
e time of publication. The University reserves the right to
ake necessary changes at any time in costs, policies, adminis-
itive procedures, and applicable state and federal laws. It
ay be necessary for modifications to be made in the location,
eeting times, and listed teachers of courses. See current
iting of available sections at http://www.mtsu.edu/~records/
:hedule.html or WebMT.

lotes - Specific Course information

)me courses have special restrictions as noted in this schedule
X)k and/or catalog. Please remember that you are responsible
r being aware of these requirements when you register. Also
e schedule notes at http://wvvw.mtsu.edu/~records/
:hedule.html.

iolations

ansactions made through TRAM and WebMT are monitored.
:cess is controlled by a personal access code (PAC) and the
jdent's social security number. Unauthorized use to alter or
tempt to alter another student's personal access code or class
hedule may result in disciplinary actions including suspension
termination. Reserving seats in classes for those who have
ter registration appointment times is prohibited and may
suit in suspension or termination for all students involved.



When IS Registration?

Priority Registration is April 5-16. Selection of classes is
almost continuous once Priority Registration begins. Remem-
ber, the earlier you select your classes, the more likely you are
to get the classes you want. If you are a current student, check
the top right corner of your personal data form (PDF) for your
date and time to register. You may register then or anytime
thereafter during registration. Note on the TRAM and WebMT
menus that you can do much more than register. If you lose or
did not receive your PDF, access TRAM or WebMT for your
assigned time.

When ARE Fees Paid?

The deadline for paying fees depends on when you choose
your classes. You can pay or confirm that you will attend via
TRAM, in person, or by mail. If your balance is a credit or zero,
you can confirm you will attend on WebMT. Remember, if you
receive any kind of financial aid or if your fees are paid by
someone else (for example, your employer, a governmental
agency, or through a graduate assistantship), the fee deadline is
also your deadline for notifying the Business Office that you
plan to attend (confirmation options on the TRAM and WebMT
menus). If you don't meet the deadline that corresponds
to the time you selected classes, your class schedule will
be deleted.

When DO I Register?

Current students are assigned a specific date and time to
register during Priority Registration April 5-1 6.

New undergraduate students will be permitted to register
beginning April 1 7. Follow the instructions received in the
acceptance letter from Admissions.

Former students (not enrolled Spring '99) readmitted for
Summer '99 will receive registration clearance from Admis-
sions. New Summer '99 graduate students will receive
registration clearance from Graduate Studies. Classes can be
selected as indicated.



Important Dates for Summer Sessions 1999

TRAM and WebMT hours - 7:00 a.m, - 11:00 p.m,!!!

(except on fee payment deadline dates)
Registration Help Line - (615) 898-5094



April 5- Course selection for current, re enrolling, new

May 7 graduate students, and new undergraduates

with a previous degree. Registration times will
be indicated on the information received prior
to registration. Students may register anytime
after their assigned times. (See times above.)
After Priority Registration (April 5-16),
newly admitted undergraduate students
may register using TRAM or WebMT.

April 1-21 Teacher, TBR, State, UT, and MTSU employee

dependent discount forms (PC 1 91 B) must be
turned in at the Business Office, Cope Admin-
istration Building 1 03. Signatures on the
dependent discount forms should not be
obtained before April 1 .

April 17-18 Registration option may be unavailable due
to fee calculations and bill processing

April 21- TBR, UT, and state employees (PC 191A) fee

May 7 waiver participants can register. Turn in form at

the Business Office, Cope Administration
Building 103, by 4:30 p.m., May 7.

April 24-26 Registration option may be unavailable
after 5:30 p.m. due to bill processing

April 27-28 Summer class schedules and fee payment
forms mailed to student's permanent
address

April 28- Fee payment by mail. Mailed in payments

May 4 must be postmarked by May 4.

April 28- Fee payment by campus mail at Campus Post

May 6 Office or the blue drop box at the west end of

Cope Administration Building parking lot.

Note: Do not put payment in Campus Mail on

May 7.

April 28- Summer fee payment in person, 8 a.m. -4:30

May 7 p.m., Business Office, Cope Administration

Building cashier windows

Fee payment by credit card or check card on
TRAM

Confirm on TRAM or WebMT that you will
attend if fees are paid in full by financial aid or
other credits. Balance due must be zero or a
credit to confirm registration on TRAM or
WebMT

May 6 Registration option may be unavailable due

to grade processing

Fee payment option unavailable after 1 p.m.
due to grade processing

May 7 DEADLINE for priority registrants to pay

Summer fees: 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Business



May 8-10



May 10



May 10-11



May 11



May 12



May 13



May 13-
May30



Office cashier windows. Cope Administration|
Building.

Fees for all summer sessions must be paid by
4:30 p.m. on May 7 or class schedules will be
deleted. Credit card or check card payments
may be made on TRAM. TRAM and WebMT
unavailable after 4:30 p.m.

TRAM and WebMT available for students wh(
have not previously selected Summer courses
Fees due at Cope Administration cashier
windows by 5:30 p.m. on May 1 2.

Deadline to drop from ALL summer classes

using TRAM or WebMT and receive 1 00%

refund.

1 00% refund deadline for Sessions I, V, or VII

classes dropped on TRAM or WebMT

Parking permits sold at the Parking Services
Office.

Sessions I, V, and VIM classes begin
TRAM and WebMT available 7 a.m.-l 1 p.m.
Late registration for Sessions I, V, and VII
classes; $25 late fee charged. Fees must be
paid by 5:30 p.m. on May 1 2.

Sixty-five-year-old and permanently disabled
students and 60-year-old students taking das
for audit register for Summer Session I. No I;
fee. Turn in form and pay fees at the Busines
Office, Cope Administration Building 103 b>
5:30 p.m. on May 12. (See p. 1 4 for times tc
register for other sessions.)

Last day to add Session I and V classes
75% refund deadline for Session I classes
dropped

Fee payment deadline for students who
registered on May 8-12, 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m.,
Business Office cashier windows. Cope
Administration Building. Fees must be paid
5:30 p.m. or class schedules will be deleted
Credit card or check card payments may be,
made on TRAM, 7 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

Financial aid refund checks available at the
Business Office, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for studer
enrolled in Session I classes.
Graduate appeal applications due in Collegi
Graduate Studies



Open registration for students who have no
previously selected classes for Sessions II an
or who need to make schedule adjustments
Fees due by Thursday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m
(See p. 14 for specific deadlines.)



h



Open registration for Session IV. Fees due

by Thursday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. (See p. 14 for

specific deadlines.)

25% refund deadline for Session I classes
dropped

Undergraduate Academic Appeal applications
due in Records Office by 4 p.m.

Session I final examinations

Registration option may be unavailable due
to census reporting

100% refund deadline for Sessions II and III
classes

Sessions II and III classes begin

Late registration for Sessions II and III classes;

$25 late fee charged. Fees must be paid by

5:30 p.m. on June 3.

Sixty-five-year old and permanently disabled

students and 60-year-old students taking classes

for audit register for Summer Sessions II and III.

No late fee. Turn in form and pay fees at the

Business Office, Cope Administration Building

103 by 5:30 p.m. on June 3. (See p. 14 for

times to register for other sessions.)

Last day to add Session II classes, 7 a.m.-l 1 p.m.
Last day for graduate and undergraduate
students to file Intention to Graduate forms for
August graduation.

Fee payment deadline for students who
registered on May 13-June 3, 8 a.m.-5:30
p.m., Business Office cashier windows. Cope
Administration. Fees must be paid by 5:30 p.m.
or class schedules will be deleted. Credit card
or check card payments may be made on
TRAM. TRAM and WebMT unavailable after
5:30 p.m.

Last day to add Session III classes, 7a.m.-5:30 p.m.
75% refund deadline for Session II classes
dropped

Registration for students who have not
previously seleaed classes for Session IV or
who need to make schedule adjustments. Fees
dueby 5:30 p.m. on V^ednesday, July 7, 1999.

Registration option may be unavailable due
to census reporting

75% refund deadline for Session III classes
dropped

25% refund deadline for Session II classes
dropped

Registration option may be unavailable due
to census reporting

25% refund deadline for Session III classes
dropped



June 18 Last day for filing theses and dissertations for

August graduation

July 1-2 Sessions II and V final examinations

July 3 Written Doctor of Arts qualifying exams begin

July 5 Independence Day Holiday - no classes

1 00% refund deadline for Session IV classes

dropped on TRAM or WebMT

July 6 Session IV classes begin. Registration option

available 7 a.m.-l 1 p.m.; $25 late registration
fee for Session IV classes. Fees must be paid by
5:30 p.m. on July 7.

Sixty-five-year old and permanently disabled
students and 60-year-old students taking classes
for audit register for Summer Session IV. No
late fee. Turn In form and pay fees at the
Business Office cashier windows, Cope
Administration Building 103 by5:30p.m. on
July 7.

July 7 Last day to add Session IV classes, TRAM or

WebMT7a.m.-5:30p.m.
Fee payment deadline for students who
registered June 4-July 7, 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m..
Business Office cashier windows. Cope
Administration Building. Fees must be paid by
5:30 p.m. or class schedules will be deleted.
Credit card or check card payments may be
made on TRAM. TRAM and WebMT unavail-
able after 5:30 p.m.

July 9 Second disbursement refund checks will be

available at the Business Office cashier
windows 9 and 1 1 for students who did not
sign up for direct deposit .

July 9 75% refund deadline for Session IV classes

dropped

July 1 Written Master's and Specialist's comprehen-

sive exams begin

July 13 Registration option may be unavailable due

to census reporting

25% refund deadline for Session IV classes
dropped

July 30 Last day to remove "i" grades for graduate

students graduating in August.

August 5 Sessions III, IV, and VIM final examinations for

classes meeting Monday-Thursday

August 6 Sessions III, IV, and VIII final examinations for

classes meeting Monday-Friday

August 7 Last day to remove "I" grades for undergradu-

ate students graduating in August
Graduation, Murphy Center

August 23 Fall '99 classes begin



fOTf: Courses are offered for sessions other than Sessions l-IV to accommodate special needs of some students. See departmental
Mrses.



TRAM or WebMT???

Two Ways to Register for Classes (and more)!!!

In addition to TRAM, you can register for classes via the Internet on our WebMT system.
You can drop or add classes, also. In fact, you can perform the same functions on
WebMT that you can on TRAM (except pay fees by credit or check card).

Now you can view course offerings, your grades, an entire transcript, your account
balance, registration holds, your class schedule for the semester, and a degree audit.
Everything you have been hearing on TRAM you can now see on WebMT and you can
print the information from your computer.

Should you use TRAM or WebMT? It depends. During Priority Registration TRAM may be
somewhat faster for class selection. However, when classes begin, WebMT will be more
accessible than the TRAM lines. If you are seeking classes that are available only on
specific days or at specific times, WebMT allows you to narrow the search by entering
those parameters on the screen.




NEW SUMMER CLASS TIMES!!



Standard class times have changed for Sessions 11, ill, and iV.
New class times in Sessions 11 and IV allow 20 minutes
between classes. New class times in Session ill allow 1 5
minutes between classes. For further information, see course
listings by department.








fej



Registration Help Line
(615) 898-5094



->v.



Continuous Registration Using TRAM or WebMT

7 days a week • 7a,m,'11p.m.

TRAM - 898-2000 (on campus dial 9-898-2000)

WebMT - http://www.mtsu.edu

Registration Help Une - (615) 898-5094

Attention: You must be admitted to the University prior to registering for classes.



Once registration for Summer Term begins, it is antici-
■pated that the telephone and web registration system
jvvill be available seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 11
jp.m. for students to register, drop/add, inquire about
["lasses, etc. (See calendar on pages 4-5 for specific dates
^nd times.) There will be a few days when the sys-
items are not available due to bill processing, posting
Isf grades, and census reporting. Every effort is made
\[o have them available as indicated. However, un-
scheduled interruptions may occasionally occur.

Students enrolled or re-enrolled prior to April 1 7 are
lissigned a specific time to register and may register at
hat time or anytime thereafter. Current students who
lave not received a PDF may call TRAM or access
A/ebMT for their registration times. Students who at-
;empt to register before their appointment time will be
nformed of their assigned time. New students may reg-
ster beginning April 1 7 following acceptance from Ad-
Tiissions.

Course Selection Procedures

I. Consult your academic advisor aboiit proper
course selection.

I. Complete worksheet found in the back of this book.

i. Register on TRAM or WebMT. Using a touch-tone
telephone, call (615) 898-2000 (or 9-898-2000 if on
campus). This is not a toll-free number. (TRAM is
unavailable via some on-campus courtesy phones.)
Or you may access WebMT at www.mtsu.edu at
your assigned time

Registration Tips

Complete the worksheet found in the back before
registering. Be prepared with a schedule that in-
cludes accurate call numbers and alternate sections/
courses. You are responsible for registration fees for
all classes added when fee is appropriate.
NOTE: There is a time-out period if a se/ect/'on is not made.



2. Students having a hold on their records may drop
courses but may not add a course until the hold
is cleared. Check the status of courses you wish to
add before dropping other courses from your sched-
ule. If possible, add before dropping courses. (This
may not be possible in time-conflict or overload situ-
ations.)

3. If you do not plan to attend MTSU this term and
you wish to drop from ALL classes, call TRAM or
access WebMT by May 1 0.

4. Students required to get a departmental permit
or authorization must register for the course after
approval is granted by the department.

5. After the term begins on May 11 : If you are drop-
ping a class and adding another class within the
same session, the drop and the add must be pro-
cessed before selecting a different session. The
system cannot exchange the fees from the dropped
class for the added class unless they are proc-
essed at the same time. Fee exchanges are only
allowed for classes dropped and added within the
same session on the same day. The refund policy
will be applied for a drop and add not within the
same session.

After your initial registration is finalized, if you
add a class and decide not to attend the class,
you must drop it from your schedule. Otherwise,
you will be charged for the class and will be as-
signed a grade of F for non-attendance. You will
not be automatically dropped from that class by
the Business Office. Your fees will be adjusted based
on the refund policy in effect on the date of your
drop. Please refer to the drop/add refund dead-
lines in the calendar on pages 4-5.

6. Other questions are answered on page 24.

*Your PAC (Personal Access Code) is a confidential num-
ber that will be used for all future transactions. PACs will
not be issued to a third party.



TRAM - 898-2000 (9-898-2000 on campus)
WebMT - http://www.mtsu.eclu



Deadlines for Adding^ Droppings Withdrawing^ Refunding



Session


Last Day

to Register

(late fee

charged)


Last Day
to Add


DeadI


nes for Refunds


Deadline to

Drop or

Withdraw

Without a


Deadline to
Drop or

Withdraw
With a




100%


75%


25%




Classes begin










Grade


Grade of W


,


May 11


May 12


May 10


May 12


May 14


May 13


May 17


II


May 31


June 1


May 30*


June 3


June 7


June 7


June 14


III


May 31


June 3


May 30*


June 7


June 16


June 14


June 29


IV


July 6


July/


Julys*


July 9


July 13


July 13


July 21 '


V


May 11


May 12


May 10


May 17


May 24


May 19


May 31


VIII


May 11


May 17


May 10


May 21


June 1


May 31


June 21



REFUND NOTE: Refunds for courses running for odd dates will be prorated per TBR policy. Fee exchanges are only allowed for classe
dropped and added within the same session on the same day The refund policy listed above for each session will be applied for a drop am
add not within the same session.

WITHDRAWAL NOTE: Beginning May 1 1, withdrawals from all summer term classes must be processed at the Office of the Associate Dea,
of Student Life, KUC 730, (675^ 898-2808.

*These represent Sunday or holiday drop refund deadlines. Please note that withdrawals for these sessions must be processed on the Frida
before these dates by 4:30 p.m. at the Office of the Associate Dean of Student Life, (615) 898-2808, to receive a 100% refund.



Graduating Seniors and

Graduate Students^

Please Note:

To graduate in August 1 999, Intention to Graduate forms must be
submitted by June 1 , 1999.

If you plan to attend MTSU the term following graduation, you
must file a re-enrollment form in either the Admissions Office or
Graduate Office, depending on your student status.

How Can I Determine
Progress Toward Completion
of My Degree?

All undergraduate Students who enrolled at MTSU in the Fail 1995
term or since are sent a degree audit statement just before prior-
ity registration each fall and spring term. The statement is mailed
to the campus post office box of those students who have a box
and to the permanent address of those without a post office box.

Courses and/or other graduation requirements not yet completed
are listed to assist you in planning your class schedule for the
upcoming registration. Advisors have access to the degree audit
information on their computers. You may also access this infor-
mation on the internet from the WebStudent Main Menu
(www.mtsu.edu) or from one of the InfoMT kiosks located on
campus.



Notice to All Students Placed
on Academic Suspension
After Grading

All students suspended at the end of a term who have pre-regi:
tered for classes will have their schedules deleted for the pr<
registered term(s). Undergraduate suspended students who wis
to appeal to attend the Summer term must contact the Recorc
Office, Cope Administration Building 1 06, for an appeal appllc;
tion. The completed application must be returned to the Recorc
Office by 4 p.m.. May 24, 1999; otherwise the appeal will n<
be accepted.

Graduate students must contact the College of Graduate Studie
Cope Administration Building 1 1 4, for an appeal application. Tf



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