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York College

of Pennsylvania


(For details on graduate courses in business admin-
istration and criminal justice please contact the re-
spective department chairman.)


Volume XLll 1985

Two hundred years of
educational heritage.

Published by

York College of Pennsylvania

York, Pennsylvania 17403-3426

Accreditation and Membership

Accredited by:

The Middle States Association of Colleges
and Secondary Schools

National League for Nursing

National Recreation and Park Association

Approved by:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners

American Medical Association: Committee on
Allied Health Education and Accreditation

Veteran's Administration

Membership in.

American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

American College Public Relations Association

American Council on Education

Association of American Colleges

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

College Entrance Examination Board

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

National Association of College Admissions Counselors

National Commission on Accrediting, Inc.

National League for Nursing, Council of Baccalaureate
and Higher Degree Programs

Pennsylvania Association of Administration of Justice Education

Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors

Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Potomac Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counselors

Pennsylvania Travel Council


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York College

of Pennsylvania


Academic Matters Dean of Academic Affairs

Admissions Director of Admissions

Alumni Activities Alumni Coordinator

General College Information Public Relations Office

Business Matters Business Manager

Scholarships, Student Aid Financial Aid Officer

Student Affairs Dean of Student Affairs

Transcripts/ Academic Records Records Office

The address for all the above is:

York College °' ''^""^vivania

York, Pennsylvania 17403-3426

Telephone (717) 846-7788

Visitors: Visitors are always welcome. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. weekdays. The reception desk is
open from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Saturdays. Please request appointments with the Director of Admissions well
in advance.

Rules: Students are to be governed by the rules, regulations, and provisions contained in this publication. The
College reserves the right to withdraw or modify all courses.

This catalog is printed on Glatfelter paper made in York County — cover 65# Velvetlith, text 50# Spring Forge.

While this bulletin was prepared on the basis of the
best information available at the time of publication,
the College reserves the right to change any provi-
sions, regulations or requirements set forth within,
without notice or obligation.


York College graduates continue the tradition of signing their names on "Old Spart." The rock, presented by
The Class of 1972 "to honor those classes that are to follow," is repainted green on the eve of each spring
commencement and graduates leave their mark in white paint for one more year following their graduation

York College of Pennsylvania does not discriminate because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, na-
tional origin, sex, handicaps or age in employment procedures or in recruitment and acceptance of

York College

of Pennsylwiia
Welcomes You


Our Philosophy 7

Some Comments from President losue

Welcome & History 8

Location 9

Facilities 9

Student Life 13

Admissions and Finances 25

Academic Policies 39

Programs of Study 49

Course Descriptions 81

Rosters 15]

Calendars 165

Index 169

Introduction to York College

Our Philosophy

Some Comments from
President Robert V. losue

York College of Pennsylvania is a private non-de-
nominational college dedicated to serving the edu-
cational needs of students who have the ability and
desire to learn in a small college setting. We are able to
offer our educational programs and a variety of extra-
curricular activities at a very reasonable cost but with
no sacrifice in quality.

In addition to the many programs of study of-
fered to our 2,000 full-time students, the College of-
fers extensive evening and summer programs for stu-
dents who wish to pursue their education at an
accelerated rate or on a part-time basis.

We believe that all students should become well
acquainted and understand various aspects of the
contemporar\' world. Through this understanding,
the student will become a more effective citizen of the
community, the country, and the world.

We hope to instill in each student a zest for learn-
ing so that he will come to view his lifetime as a period
of continual growth, ser\'ice and self-fulfillment.
Hence, our educational philosophy encourages ideal-
ism, individualitv and flexibility within accepted edu-
cational guidelines. Our philosophy is enhanced by a
full arrav of cultural, athletic and other extra-curricu-
lar activities to which we encourage student participa-

In support of this philosophy, we believe that all
of our students should have a broad educational expe-
rience represented by a required core curriculum
which includes courses from English and Communi-
cation skills. Mathematics, Science, the Humanities,
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Foreign Languages,
Foreign Culture, American Civilization and Physical
Education. These areas of the core curriculum contain
courses from which students can make selections,
thus ensuring some degree of flexibilit)' in satisfying
their individual interests and academic potential.

To the core curriculum is added elective courses
and academic major courses, thereby giving the stu-
dent an extensive educational background.

York College recognizes that education is a dy-
namic process serving students who are individuals
and soon to be producers. It is essential that an educa-
tion appropriate to a broad array of vocations and pro-
fessions be available to our students.

Our objectives are:

1. To offer a program of studies in a variety of
majors leading to the Baccalaureate Degree.

2. To offer programs which lead to the Associate

3. To offer continuing education programs, a
Masters in Business Administration, MBA,
(some graduate work is available in conjunc-
tion with Villanova University) and other pro-
grams of interest to members of our local com-

4. To make available as many extra-curricular ac-
tivities as are needed.

Finally, we believe education is important for in-
tellectual development as well as professional and
vocational development. We are committed to provid-
ing our students with a worthwhile and beneficial col-
lege experience.

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York College

of Pennsylvania

Introduction to

York College

of Pennsylvania

Two Hundred Years of
Educational Heritage.


Welcome to York College of Pennsylvania. The
years that lie ahead of you are exciting ones and we
hope the information contained in these pages will
help you make some very wise decisions.

York College of Pennsylvania is a small friendly
college which specializes in blending the liberal arts
with job skills. The 78-acre campus is located in his-
toric and picturesque York, Pennsylvania, and is two
hours from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.; one
hour from Baltimore and a morning's drive from New
York City.

The College awards the bachelor of arts, bachelor
of science, associate of arts, and associate of science
degrees. (Check with individual departments at YCP
for information on our master's degree programs in
business administration and human organization sci-
ence with majors in criminal justice or social service

About 2,000 full-time day students are enrolled
and about 1,400 people attend evening classes on a
part-time basis. The campus is located just south of
York's Continental Square where Congress met from
September, 1777 to June, 1778.

Low tuition, a wide range of programs, a good
academic reputation, a high employment record for
our graduates, a modern campus, and an outstand-
ing intercultural program are just some of the points
which attract students from twenty-five states and
seventeen foreign countries.

John Andrews (left), an
Epi.scopalian minister,
started a classical school
in the late 1770's, which
evolved into the York
Academy (right), a YCP
ancestor which was
incorporated in 1787.

As you look around the YCP campus you might con-
clude that the College is a brand new institution. It's
true that the oldest building on our 78-acre campus is
only twenty-four years old, but that's deceiving. The
YCP heritage goes way back beyond 1961 when the
school moved from Downtown York to its present
site, a former golf course.

In fact, the history of the institution which is now
York College of Pennsylvania goes back beyond the
date "1968", when York Junior College became a
four-year school; the date "1941", when the York Col-
legiate Institute established a junior college; the date
"1929", when York Collegiate Institute and York
County Academy formed a Reciprocal Teaching
Agreement; the date "1873", when Samuel Small
founded the York Collegiate Institute, and even the
date "1787", when the York Academy was incorpo-
rated with a local Episcopal Church.

Although historical records become clouded be-
yond 1787 when the York Academy was incorpo-
rated, college historians have learned that it was
sometime between 1776 and 1779 that John Andrews,
an Episcopal minister, opened a classical school in
York. The site was North Beaver Street where the
Academy was built a little later.

In 1799, the Academy was independently incor-
porated as "The York County Academy" and for
many years was the only school of consequence in
the County. It preceded the establishment of public
schools in Pennsylvania by several years and trained
many leaders in city, state and national affairs.

York Collegiate Institute was organized in 1873
through the efforts of Samuel and Isabelle Small
when they assigned a square of ground and $50,000
in bonds as security to "The English Presbyterian
Church" of York. The Collegiate Institute gained con-
siderable prestige and much success in bringing lib-
eral education to the youth of the community.

Introduction to York College

The York Collegiate
Institute was estab-
lished in 1873 and in
1929 entered into a
teaching agreement
with the York

Ho\ve\'er, the gro\Nth of the public high schools
changed the needs of the community and both the
Academy and the Institute entered into an agreement
in 1929 whereby they merged their resources, while
retaining much of their identity.

The trustees of York Collegiate Institute voted to
add a junior college program to the curriculum and
first year courses were started in the fall of 1941 with
an enrollment of 42 students. In 1947, the Institute
decided to close the secondary' school and concen-
trate their efforts on the Junior College. Even today,
while the College is governed by a separate board of
trustees, the Academy board still functions and per-
forms valuable sendees.

York College was accredited by the Middle States
.Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in
1959. Accreditation was renewed in 1969 and reaf-
firmed in 1972 with the right to award the Baccalaure-
ate Degree.

The present Academy board officers are as fol-
lows: Mr. William H. Kain, Esq., president; Honora-
ble James E. Buckingham, vice president; Mark
WoodbuPv', III, Esq., secretary; and Martin E. Ebbert,
Jr., treasurer.

The Academv board membership is as follows:
Daniel K. Beard, Honorable James E. Buckingham,
Austin E. Diehl, Martin B. Ebbert, Esq., Martin E.
Ebbert, Jr., Walter S. Ehrenfeld, William S. Eisenhart,
Esq., Dr. Robert V. losue, William H. Kain, Esq.,
Edward K. Keen, Frank V. McConkey, Jr., Ezra
Miller, Dr. Luther B. Sowers, Charles H. Stallman,
and Mark Woodbury, III, Esq.

York was an exciting place to be in during the
Academy's founding days. In September, 1777 the
Continental Congress moved to York making the co-
lonial town the Nation's Capital. Congress stayed for
nine months and while here adopted the Nation's
first Constitution, the Articles of Confederation.

Today York is known as a productive area with
plentiful industrial, agricultural, recreational and cul-
tural resources. York College of Pennsylvania has
grown from that small school established in the
1770's to a thriving college which still aims to provide
students with meaningful education opportunities in
a warm atmosphere.


York College of Pennsylvania's address is in its
name — York, Pa. The campus is located on Country
Club Road, approximately two miles south of Conti-
nental Square in a city of about 50,000. Surrounding
townships and boroughs swell the metropolitan pop-
ulation to about 250,000 right in the center of the East
Coast's largest population area.


The campus is bordered by attractive homes, a
neighborhood shopping center, York Hospital, and a
park. Construction began on the present campus in
1959 and today there is a complex of eleven modern
buildings including:

Library: With 120,000 volumes, the library fea-
tures reading stations for 400 students as well as sep-
arate rooms for reference books, periodicals,
audio-visual aids, typing, study and conferences. The
library has an extensive microfiche collection and also
serves as a Depository for U.S. Government Docu-
ments. A Special Collections and Rare Books Room is
located in the west wing of the Library, and an Oral
History Center and the Lincoln Gallery are located in
the east wing of the Library. Through its information
terminal, the Library can locate needed items for
inter-library loan from most major libraries in the
eastern United States.

Melvin H. Campbell Hall: This facility contains
lecture halls, science laboratories, a language labora-
tory and modern audio-visual equipped classrooms
for 1,500 students.

In 1983, a major renovation of existing chemistry
laboratories, coupled with a one million dollar addi-
tion of classrooms and laboratories, today comprise
York College's new, state-of-the-art Chemistry Wing.

Life-Sciences Building: Completed in 1974, the
Life-Sciences Building contains nine laboratories, in-
cluding an analysis laboratory for Police Science Ma-
jors, a 312-seat theater, the Academic Computer Cen-
ter, special purpose rooms for Education Majors,
faculty offices, and conference rooms. The entire fa-
cility is air-conditioned.

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Life-Sciences Annex: Completed in the summer
of 1981, the Life-Sciences Annex contains a theater
workshop area, an art studio, four classrooms, a sem-
inar room, faculty offices and a faculty lounge. The
ground floor houses a maintenance and storage area.

Gymnasium Complex: This three-level complex
houses complete physical education and athletic facil-
ities and the upper level Charles Wolf Gymnasium
serves as an 1,800-seat auditorium for lectures, con-
certs, and meetings. An olympic-size swimming pool
and two complete gymnasium floors feature specta-
tor seating. In addition to a weight training room and
universal gym, music rehearsal rooms, a sculpture
studio, the Public Relations and Publications Offices
and the College Bookstore are housed in this com-

Student Center: This facility contains the John-
son Dining Room which seats 600, Buechel Lounge,
the Pub, which occasionally offers live entertainment,
a kitchen equipped to prepare meals for 1,000 stu-
dents at one time, lounge areas, a snack bar, T.V.
room, video arcade, conference rooms and offices for:
Student Senate, Security, Intramurals, senior class
officers, student newspaper, yearbook, veterans.
Student Resource Center, student organizations, and
the Health Center.

Ray A. Miller Administration Building: Located
along Country Club Road, this modern office build-
ing houses all of the operating divisions of the Col-
lege, including Admissions, Academic and Student
Affairs, Computer Center, Development and Alumni
Activities, and Business Affairs. This building con-
tains the Cora Miller Art Gallery used for the Col-
lege's art exhibit program.

Maintenance Building: This building serves as a
storage area for maintenance supplies and equipment
and provides necessary workshops to keep the Col-
lege facilities and equipment in first-class condition.


The facilities listed below accommodate York
College's resident students. A wide range of options
is offered both on and near the campus proper to
meet the needs and interests of students in each
class. Our residential facilities were designed to re-
flect a greater independence as students progress
through their years at the College. Resident Directors
and Assistants staff each facility to supervise activity,
develop programs, handle administrative require-
ments and assure each student achieves the desired
and appropriate personal, educational and develop-
mental benefit from College residence.


Traditional Residence Halls

The traditional residence halls on the campus are
single-sex facilities with long, dormitory-style hall-
ways. Each traditional hall houses between 120 and
190 people with 30-60 students living on each floor.
Students residing in traditional facilities with the ex-
ception of Hospital South are required to participate
in the College meal and linen plans.

Penn Hall: This residence for women houses
approximately 130 students in mainly double-occu-
pancy rooms. It offers a lovely lounge and recreation
area, Director's Office, adequate reading, study and
conference facihties and a laundry and kitchenette for
student use.

Beard Hall: Similar in design and adjacent to
Penn Hall, this women's residence houses approxi-
mately 120 students mainly in double-occupancy
rooms. While it does offer an expansive lounge and
recreation area, a Director's Office and laundry facili-
ties. Beard Hall provides a somewhat more intimate
atmosphere than may be found in the larger, tradi-
tional halls.

Manor North: This traditional men's residence
houses approximately 190 students mainly in dou-
ble-occupancy rooms. It features a spacious reading
and study area, a recreation room, a Director's Office
and laundry facilities.

Manor South: A Director's Office, lounge and
recreation area provide an exciting community focus
in this traditional women's residence. Over 120
women live in South's attractive rooms.

Hospital South: Housing at this York Hospital
residence, adjacent to campus, blends the college and
medical environments for students pursuing the
medical technologies and nursing. YCP students are
housed in spacious and well-appointed double


Apartment-Style Residence Halls

These newest additions to our campus residence
facilities are intended largely for sophomores and the
more mature freshmen. Completed in 1981 and 1982,
these five buildings feature lovely suites of double-
and triple-occupancy bedrooms arranged around a
handsomely furnished living room. This concept
combines the benefits of on-campus living with the
more personal and independent environment
uniquely suited to the academic interests of the more
mature student. The meal and linen plans are re-

Introduction To York College

Willow/Laurel/Evergreen Halls: Sometimes re-
ferred to as "the mini-dorms", these buildings house
40 students each in 4 separate suites of 1(J students.
Each suite features 2 double and 2 triple rooms, a
central living room, bath, washer and dryer, and ei-
ther a balcony or patio. Operated as part of the Penn/
Mini-Dorm Complex, mail pickup, desk services and
recreational facilities are all available in Penn Hall.

Manor East and West: As part of Manor Complex
these apartment-stvle facilities house 16 students per
suite. Double-occupancy rooms surround a large,
nicely furnished living room. Each suite has its own
bath and laundry facilities and the added luxury of a

Small Group/Interest Houses

The College supports the legitimate social and
educational goals of clubs, independent and Greek
organizations on campus. Five College-owned homes
on the western edge of campus accommodate these
largely upperclass groups. The College meal plan and
linen ser\-ices are not required.

College Apartments

Apartment living under the sponsorship of the
College and the guidance of College staff is consid-
ered by many parents and students alike to be ideal
for upperclassmen who will soon be living as inde-
pendent adults. The added responsibilities required
as a part of assignment to our College apartments
provide an important transition for real world roles of
life after college. The College meal plan and linen
service are not required.

Country Club Manor Apartments: This College-
owned apartment complex, located one-half mile
west of campus, houses 235 students in mainly three
and four person fully-furnished apartments. These
townhouse apartments feature a fully-equipped
kitchen, dining room, adequate storage and comfort-
able, homey furniture. The atmosphere of indepen-
dence and privacy, the beaut}' of the grounds and the
proximity to the campus proper combine to make
Country Club especially desirable.

Pine Hill Farms Apartments: Strong student in-
terest in "off-campus" apartments has prompted the
College to offer three and four bedroom townhouses
at the Pine Hill Farms Complex. This complex, lo-
cated three and one-half miles from the College, pro-
vides completely furnished, fully-carpeted apart-
ments housing either 5 or 6 students in double and
single rooms. A College staff member provides su-
pervision, helps coordinate car pooling and acts as
liaison between the College and the Apartments.


Independent (non CoUege-affiliated) housing is of
interest to many students. A listing is compiled during
the spring months from inquiries made by private
homeowners and landlords wishing to rent to college
students. Although all agreements and contracts are
made between the parties involved, the Residence Life
staff will provide assistance, referrals, and consultation
in efforts to locate independent housing.


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Student Life

Student Affairs 14

Counseling and Career Services / Writing Center /

Orientation / Explorientation / Peer Advisor Program /

Health and Medical Services / Records

Residence Halls / Automobiles

Lockers / Student Grievance Procedure

Student Activities 15

Cultural Activities / Athletics
Intramural Sports / Intercollegiate Sports

Organizations 19

Student Government

Student Association and Student Senate

Residence Council / Student Resource Center/

Honorary Societies / Social and Service Groups

Special Interest Groups / Alumni Association

Publications 22

Campus Radio 23

Awards 23

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Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Division is responsible for
counseling, housing, financial aid, graduate place-
ment, student activities, intramural sports, health
service and student records. The division is directed
by the Dean of Student Affairs, whose office, with
others of the student personnel staff, is on the second
floor, east wing of the Administration Building.

Counseling and Career Services: The counseling
staff is located on the second floor, east wing of the
Administration Building in the Student Affairs Divi-
sion. Counseling is available for personal and aca-
demic problems, career planning, and graduate or
professional school entrance. A resource room with
career information is open for student use, and in-
cludes information on part-time and full-time em-
ployment opportunities. A computerized career ex-
ploration program is also available to assist students
in sound decision-making.

The Career Services Office maintains credential
files for all students who register with the office.
Alumni may re-activate and up-date these files at any
time. Each semester seniors receive a current sched-

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