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Many of the students themselves are active Christ-
ian workers, and the religous life of the school finds
expression in the activities of the Christian Association
and the Sunday Schools and Churches of the city. The
College has a standing committee on Religious Life,
composed of local citizens, faculty and students.


Wesleyan is a co-educational institution. The
sanest and most effective social development of the
young women and voung men is promoted during their
college days together.

Wesleyan students are from the best homes. At
social gatherings, and public athletic events the stud-
ents minorle freely together. The presence of members
of the faculty is expected and acceptable at these
events. The parlors of the Ladies' Hall are availabk
one evening in the week for the young men making
social calls.

Off the campus three fraternity houses afford cen-
ters of fellowship for certain groups. A number of
organizations seek to promote interest along literary,
scientific, philosophic, and musical lines. Under the
direction of a faculty member, an intra-mural sport
program for men and women is usually planned.
So far as possible, all students are expected to par-
ticipate in some athletic sport.

The College recognizes its responsibility to assist
in providing a helpful social life. The faculty super-
vises a number of programs throughout the year in-
tended to bring all faculty members and students to-
gether, and thus offer opportunity for acquaintance.
The College does not sponsor dancing either on
or off the campus.


Students may be admitted to West Virginia Wes-
leyan College by certificate or by examination. Evi-
dence of good character must be submitted with the ap-
plication for admission. Application forms may be se-
cured by directing a request to the office of the Dean.


In order to be admitted to college standing a candi-
date must have completed a minimum of fifteen units
of preparatory work. A subject carried for a period of
thirty-six weeks, recitations not less than forty-five
minutes and meeting at least four times a week counts
as one unit of credit.

Graduates of approved high schools of West Vir-
ginia are admitted without examination to full fresh-
man standing, but applicant must present a certifi-
cate signed by the principal of the high school from
which he graduated. The certificate must show the
studies that have been pursued, the time employed,
and the grades obtained. This statement should be filled
out by the high school principal and forwarded by him
to the office of the Dean so that it may be in the
possession of the College before the time of registra-


Students who for any reason are unable to present
satisfactory certificates of scholarship, may be admitted
by examination. A detailed statement of the require-
ments for admission in this manner will be sent to
those who apply to the Dean. These examinations
are given on the opening day of the semester. Arrange-
ments should be made with the Dean in advance



No charge is made for such examinations if taken on
the day appointed.


A student presenting credit from another institu-
tion of recognized rank may be given advanced stand-
ing without examination. A complete transcript of the
work certified by the proper authority, taken at the
college last attended, must be presented to the Dean
on or before the date of enrollment. Besides the
statement of the work of collegiate grade the trans-
cript must include a copy of the preparatory courses
accepted by the institution issuing this transfer of

Evidence of honorable dismissal from the school
last attended must be furnished. Any student who has
endangered his collegiate standing either on account
of low scholarship or irregular conduct cannot be en-
rolled unless he is recommended by the institution
from which the transfer is to be made.

Upon proper application a student may be admitted
to an examination for advanced standing. No fee is
charged. Due arrangement with the Dean must
be made in advance of the date on which the examina-
tion is to be given. If satisfactory evidence is afforded
that the student has a reasonable knowledge of the
subject, credit will be allowed.

Note: The following regulations should be care-
fully observed.

1. All claims for credit for work previously
done must be adjusted at the time of the student's

2. Public school diplomas and teachers' certifi-
cates will not be accepted as entrance credit.

3. Testimonials of good moral character are ex-
pected of all who apply for admission.


4. Students may be required to file health certi-
ficates with applications for enrollment.



Entrance credit will not be given for less than two
units in a foreign language. Foreign language is not
required for entrance. A student entering without
credit in this subject may complete the college require-
mants as a part of his curriculum for college credit.

Lack of Preparatory Work

If in any case a student is admitted with less than
fifteen units of preparatory work, it will be required
that he complete these requirements in a secondary
school, by correspondence in a school of recognized
standing, by special examination, or his college credit
will be counted to the extent of satisfying this defici-


A person who is not a candidate for a degree may
be admitted as a special student. College credit is al-
lowed for special work if the student can satisfy the
entrance requirements.

Any one of mature years, who cannot present the
full requirements for entrance, may enroll by securing
permission of the Committee of College Standing. Un-
til he has finished the entrance requirements he will
be classified as a special student. Any student who is
deficient in entrance work cannot be ranked as having
regular standing.


Time of Registration

Freshmen are required to register during the
Freshman Week, September 8-11, 1934. All other
Ftudemts will register on Tuesday, September 11.
Excepting in cases of compulsory delay, late registra-


tion is discouraged. Students who enroll late may be
required to reduce the number of hours in their

Study Load

The number of hours one is advised to carry is
seventeen. Eighteen may be taken by those who have
established a good record, but those whose records are
below average should restrict their load of academic
work to less than seventeen hours. It is also advised
that students who are working in order to earn a part
of their expenses while in college use careful discre-
tion in the selection of their study load. It is better to
take more than four years to complete the college
course and maintain a high record than to take less
time and make an irregular or poor record.

Changes in Registration

Changes in registration are discouraged. The
course of studies should be made out at first with ex-
treme care. But if a change is necessary the student
must secure the approval of the instructor concerned
and the Dean, and present a statement of the change
to the Registrar in order that his enrollment will be



A student is not regularly enrolled in a course un-
til his application is endorsed by the registration of-
ficer and treasurer. All enrollments are for one se-


When it becomes necessary for a student to with-
draw from a class, he should see the Dean who will
ascertain the reason for this request. If the student is
failing, and his request is approved he is given a rating
of "WF" which signifies withdrew failing. If he is
not failing, his record is "WP" withdrew passing. One
who discontinues a course without permission is
charged with a failure.


The success of a student depends very much on
the start that he makes. Therefore, at the conclusion
of the first six weeks of the first semester of each year
a test is given for the purpose of ascertaining whether
or not the students are making satisfactory progress in
their studies. Special attention is given to those who
indicate a probability of failure.

Two mid-semester tests are given each year. The
results of these tests are not placed on the permanent
records but are used for the purpose of determining
the true standing of the student in his classes. The
parents of those who fail to make passing grades are
notified of this fact and they are urged to cooperate
with the College authorities in insisting that the
student exercise greater effort in his studies. One who
fails in the mid-semester tests is liable to fail in
the final examination.



At the conclusion of each semester, a final exam-
ination is given. The grades on this examination are
placed on the permanent records and determine the
scholastic standing of the student. The Registrar of
the College forwards a copy of these grades to the
parents of the students.


In order to give guidance and direction to the stu-
dent in the selection of his courses and fields of study,
the President of the College has designated certain
members of the faculty with whom the student may
consult. Each student should always feel free to confer
with the head of the department in which he is major-
ing, with the Dean, and the President. The following
advisers have been chosen for the classes as indicated :

Freshman Class f Thos. W. Haught

1 J. J. Bos

Sophomore Class {Nicholas Hyma

(R. C. Brown

Junior Class ! L - H - Chrisman

(J. E. Judson

Senior Class 1__. _" j A. A. Schoolcraft

I G. L. Glauner


The following divisions are made in the general
curriculum in respect to the numbering and classifica-
tion of the courses.

101 to 199 Freshman Courses

201 to 299 Sophomore Courses

301 to 399 Junior Courses

401 to 499 Senior Courses

The odd numbers indicate courses given the first
semester and even numbers indicate courses offered
the second semester. Numbers separated by a hyphen
signify that the course must be taken the full year in


order to realize credit for it. Numbers which are
separated by a comma show that the course is offered
during the entire year but credit is allowed for each
semester. When a course that is offered the first
semester is repeated the second semester, the letter
"r" is added to the number of the course.

The courses that may be taken as graduate work
appear only in the "300" and "400" group.

A student must have credit for the pre-requisites
and the consent of the instructor before he may enroll
in a course above his classification, and he must have
consent of the Dean and the instructor in order to en-
roll in a class below his classification. One who enters
with advanced credit may select courses for which he
has had the prerequisites, but as far as it is possible
his courses must correspond with his classification.
Students entering with two years of preparatory
foreign language credit are required to enroll in
courses numbered in the "200" group in order to con-
tinue study in that language.

In order to avoid confusion and possible injury to
his college course the student is urged to enroll in sub-
jects that fit his classification. That is, freshmen
should enroll in the one hundred (100) group, sopho-
mores in the two hundred (200) group, etc.


Final grades are indicated by letters as follows:
A — indicates work of the highest quality.

B — represents a standing somewhat lower than "A"
but of superior quality.

C — is the grade for average work.

D — indicates inferior work but passing.

E — represents a condition which signifies that the
work was too poor to pass but not a failure.

p — shows that the work was entirely unsatisfactory
and represents a failure.


If a student who has been making a passing grade
and does not have a chance to complete his work on
account of illness >or any other prohibitive cause, his
grade is recorded as "F or incomplete. This work
must be completed during the next semester in which
the student is enrolled, and the final grade is then
entered on the permanent record.

Any one who, at the time of withdrawal from col-
lege, is doing passing work, is given a mark "WP"
which signifies withdrew passing, but one Who with-
draws and is not passing is given "WF" which are the
initial letters of withdrew failing.

In order to remove a condition the student must
take a special examination. The permit to take this
examination is secured from the Office of the Dean and
must be done during the next semester in which the
student is enrolled. The highest grade that may be
given for the removal of a condition is "D".


One hour of credits is based on the principle that
the student has met his class once each week for eigh-
teen weeks or one semester. Therefore, a class that
meets twice each week during one semester is counted
as two hours of credit, three times a week three hours
credit, etc.

It is presupposed that two hours of preparation
should be devoted to each recitation.

Laboratory periods last at least two hours. Credit
for laboratory work counts the same as for prepar-


In order to qualify for graduation a student is re-
quired to have a minumum of 128 quality points.
These credits depend on the grade one receives and are
apportioned as follows:

A represents 3 points for each hour credit
B represents 2 points for each hour credit
C represents 1 points for each hour credit
D represents points for each hour credit


Therefore, a student who makes a grade of "A" in
a course that counts three hours of credit will merit
nine quality points in that course. It should be remem-
bered that the grade "D" is counted as passing in
hours but does not merit credit in quality points.


Honors are determined by the point index of the
student. The point index is computed by dividing the
total number of points earned by the total number of
hours. Thus one who completes thirty-four hours in
one year and has earned fifty-one qualitv points would
have a point index of 1.5.

Class honors are awarded at the conclusion of the
college year. The requirements for honors are as fol-
lows :

For freshmen a point index of __2.25

For sophomores a point index of 2.50

For juniors a point index of 2.75

For Seniors a point index of 2.75

At the end of the college year two grades of honor
may be conferred on members of the graduating class.
A student who has maintained a point index during
his entire college course of 2.50 shall graduate Cum
lauda. One who has an average standing of 2.75 will
receive the honor of magna cum lauda.

The member of the graduating class who has at-
tained the highest scholastic standing in his college
course shall be given valedictory honors. The one who
has second highest standing shall have salutatory
honors. Any student who has not been in regular
attendance at West Virginia Wesleyan for at least
three years will not be qualified for either of these

Honors in scholarship shall be recorded on the
•diplomas of those who are entitled to them, printed
on the commencement program, and recorded in the
succeeding annual catalogue.



Any student who does work below passing in one
or more courses is reported to the Dean at the end of
the semester , This matter will be taken up with the
student with the purpose of ascertaining the reason
for his low rating in scholarship.

One who receives grades that merit ten quality
points in at least ten credit hours of academic work in
one semester, will be permitted to continue his course
without condition, but if less than ten hours and ten
quality points are passed his name may be placed on
a warned list.

A student whose name is on the warned list may
be requested to discontinue his college course if he
continues to fail in making a satisfactory standing in
scholarship. One whose name is on the warned list
may not represent the College in any athletic contest
or in any other way as long as his academic record
fails to show improvement to the extent that his name
should be removed from this record.


Freshman Standing — One is ranked as a freshman
who has completed all entrance requirements.

Sophomore Standing — In order to be classified as a
sophomore one must have satisfied all entrance require-
ments, completed at least twenty-four semester hours
of college work, and merits twenty-four quality points.

Junior Standing — A student who has completed
fifty-six semester hours and merits fifty-six quality
points is ranked as a junior.

Senior Standing — One who has credit for eighty-
eight semester hours and eighty-eight quality points
will be enrolled as a senior.


The courses of instruction are organized in depart-
ments. For the convenience of the student in selecting
fields for specialization the related departments are
arranged in five divisions as follows:



Art and Design M m

Music M m

Speech and Dramatics M m


English M m

French M m

German M m

Greek m

Latin M m

Spanish m


Bible M m

Education M m

Philosophy m

Psycohology m


Biology M m

Chemistry M m

Geology m

Geography m

Mathematics and Astronomy M m

Home Economics M m

Physical Education M m

Physics m


Economics M m

History M m

Library Science

Political Science m

Sociology M m

("M" means that a major is given in that department
and "m" indicates that a minor is given.)

At or before the beginning of the junior year the

student shall select his major field of study and two


minor fields, It requires twenty-four hours of credit
to complete a major and fifteen hours for a minor . A
candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree may select
any one of the following subjects for his major:


Biblical Literature

Economics and Sociology



Foreign Language

History and Government


Public Speaking

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree a
candidate may select any one of the follnu-Jnnr subjects
as a major:

Biological Sciences

Home Economics



Physical Education


West Virginia Wesleyan College confers two acad-
emic degrees, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of
Science. Definite requirements are herein specified
with which a student must comply in order to qualify
for the degree pursued.


Semester Hours — In order to qualify for graduation a
student must complete at least one hundred twen-
ty-eight semester hours. The schedule is arranged
to cover a pericd of four years of study.

Quality Points — It is required that an applicant for a
degree must merit one hundred twenty-eight
quality points. Therefore , he must average a
grade of "C" in his scholastic standing.

Residence — A residence requirement cf at least one


year and thirty semester hours of credit are re-

Subjects — For the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bach-
elor of Science the following subjects are required
of all candidates :

Subjects Hours

English Composition 6v

Foreign Language 12.

Psychology and Philosophy 6- ,

History or Economics QJ

Biblical Literature 6v

Chemistry, Physics, Biology,

Geology, or Mathematics 6 ^

Public Speaking %~*\

Physical Education 4 - V •

A Major study 24

Two Minor studies (each) 15

Public Speaking and Physical Education should
be completed during the first and second years in at-

Not less than two years of work in any foreign
language will be accepted for entrance, or counted in
the College toward graduation.

All classes in foreign language meet three times
each week.


The degree of Master of Arts will be conferred on
candidates who fulfill the following conditions :

1. The candidate for the Degree of Master of Arts
shall make application to the Dean of the College for
permission to take up a graduate course of study.

2. The application shall be presented on a blank
that may be obtained from the Dean's Office. If the
applicant is not a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan


College, an official transcript of his complete record
must accompany his application.

3. Upon the approval of the application by the
Dean, the candidate must confer with the head of the
department in which he expects to do the most of his
work. The head of the department will plan the com-
plete course that the applicant is to follow.

4. The course of study must consist of one major
and two related minor fields. At least half of the
work must be outlined in the major field of study and
the other half may be divided equally between the
minor subjects.

5. One year of residence work is required and at
least thirty hours of credit .

6. Any grade below "B" will not be counted.

7. Only courses listed in the 300 and 400 groups
may be taken for credit.

8. The writing of a thesis is required. The sub-
ject of the thesis shall be approved by the head of the
department wherein the major work is planned, and
the candidate must carry on this work under the direc-
tion of the head of this department. Directions as to
the form of the thesis will be given to the candidate
by the person who supervises his research work.

9. The thesis must be submitted on or before May
20, of the year in which the degree is to be conferred.
The thesis must be accepted and approved by the pro-
fessor who supervises the writing of it. Two copies
of the thesis must be presented, one of which shall be
filed in the College Library. The thesis must be accept-
ed before the candidate is admitted to his final ex-

10. A final oral examination is required which must
be taken during the week beginning May 20 preceding
Commencement. The date for the examination must be
arranged in a conference between the candidate and
the Dean of the College. The examination covers the
thesis and the major course of study. It is open to all
members of the faculty. The examination shall be
conducted by the professors who have charge of the
courses of graduate study.



The following is a suggested course of studies,
covering a period of four years, for students who elect
a major in Art and Design. Students who select this
course are advised to choose their minor studies from
English, Foreign Language, Home Economics, or Soc-
ial Science.




101 Art 3

103 Art 2

101 English ~ . . . 3

101 Science 4

101 Psychology 3

101 Phys. Educ 1



102 Art 3

104 Art 2

102 English 3

102 Science 4

112 Psychology 4

102 Phys. Education 1


203 Art 2

203 English 2

201 Language 3

201 Social Science 3

209 Music 3

201 Phys. Educ. 1

201 Speech 2

204 Art 2

204 English 2

202 Language 3

202 Social Science 3

210 Music 3

202 Phys. Educ 1

202 Speech 2


301 Art 2

303 Art .,. 2

301 Language 3

301 Social Science 3

301 Bible 3

303 English 3

Electives 2

302 Art 2

304 Art 2

302 Language 3

302 Social Science 3

302 Bible 3

302 English 3

Elective 2


403 Art ... 2 404 Art 2

401 Speech 2 402 Speech 2

401 Social Science 3 402 Social Science 3




401 English 3 402 English 3

Elective 7 Elective 7

A special certificate based on the completion of a
two-year special course in Art is issued to qualify one
to teach this subject.





101 Bible 3

101 English 3

101 Science or Math 4

101 Latin 3

101 History 3

101 Phys. Educ 1



102 Bible 3

102 English 3

102 Science or Math 4

102 Latin 3

102 History 3

102 Phys. Educ 1

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