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This

2009-2010 Bridgewater

State College

Catalog outlines programs of study. This catalog can also be

referenced on the college's

Web

site at

www.bridgew.edu. The

rules, regulations, policies, fees

ments that appear in this

catalog were

in this

and other charges, courses of

in

effect at the time of

between the college and any student, applicant

Whether noted elsewhere eliminate,

and add to any

in this

for

and they do not constitute a

admission or other person.

catalog or not, the college reserves the right to change,

existing (and to introduce additional) rules, regulations, policies, fees

other charges, courses of study and academic requirements.

much advance

and academic require-

publication. Like everything else

catalog, they are published for informational purposes only,

contract

give as

its

study,

notice as

it

Whenever

it

considers feasible or appropriate, but

does it

so,

and

the college will

reserves the right

in all

cases to do so without notice.

STATEMENT OF STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY The college catalog

is

made

available to Bridgewater State College students.

In all

cases, the

student bears ultimate responsibility for reading the catalog and following the academic policies

and regulations of the

college.

A

copy of the college catalog may be obtained by contacting the

Admissions Office or may be viewed on the

For the

Web

at

www.bridgew.edu.

most up-to-date catalog information, including changes

curriculum, course descriptions, and tuition and fees, see the at www.bridgew.edu/cdtdlog/dddenda/.

The

Web addenda

or corrections to

BSC Catalog Web Addenda

should be used

with the 2009-20 1ft Bridgewater State College Catalog. Information

Addenda supersedes the published

version of this catalog.

in

in

conjunction

the Catalog

Web


Since the time of

founding

in

1

840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast

empower

individuals

Upon

enduring foundation are

a rigorous

this

and to

in its

commitment

to

students and faculty a deep appreciation for the public good.

instill in its

built

the following strategic priorities for the 2

century: fostering

1

and dynamic academic environment marked by intensive student-faculty engagement; establishing

regional leadership ing

its

campus

in

preparing students for challenging and emerging careers and graduate study; enhanc-

participation

regional partners;

in

diverse

and developing

and global

society; strengthening institutional relationships with

sufficient resources for

an

attractive, well-staffed

and technologically

updated campus.

As the comprehensive public college of Southeastern Massachusetts, Bridgewater has a educate the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the commonwealth, and to use scientific

and the

and technological resources to support and advance the economic and

cultural

responsibility to its

life

intellectual,

of the region

state.

While maintaining

its

of baccalaureate degree

historic focus

on the preparation of teachers, Bridgewater provides a broad range

programs through

its

School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Allied

Studies and School of Business. At the graduate level, the School of Graduate Studies offers Master of Arts and

Master of Science

in

select disciplines, as well as

Public Administration, Master of Science

in

Master of Arts

in

Teaching, Master of Education, Master of

Management and Master

of Social Work.

In

addition, Bridgewater

prepares current and future educators for postbaccalaureate and postmaster's licensure.

Through the extensive information technology and distance education resources available at Bridgewater, including the unique John Joseph

Moakley Center

for Technological Applications, the college

technology an integral component of teaching and learning on campus, and

enhancement

of teaching through technology for PreK-

1

2 teachers

is

has

made

a regional center for the

and college

faculty.

The college's growing number of innovative academic programs helps to ensure that Bridgewater students are prepared to think

critically,

communicate

professional ethics. For example, the

program, for

is

effectively

and

Academic Achievement

act responsibly within a context of personal

Center,

and

often cited as a model for other institutions to follow. At the

particularly

same

its

and

first-year advising

time, the Adrian Tinsley

Program

Undergraduate Research represents an unparalleled opportunity for students to work closely with faculty

mentors and to present research and creative work at regional and national conferences. Bridgewater State College benefits from Connect, cation institutions

in

the region

- the

regional partnership with other public higher edu-

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts Maritime

Academy, Massasoit Community College,

Connea

its

Bristol

Community College and Cape Cod Community

College.

coordinates the academic, administrative and development activities of public higher education

Southeastern Massachusetts, and introduces shared activities and programs

among member

in

institutions.

Clement C. Mdxwell Library BRIDGEM'ATER STATE COLLEGE

Archives

BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE Bridgewater,

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

MA 02825

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.


Table of Contents

About Bridgewater

1

FINANCIAL AID

Table of Contents

2

Satisfaaory Academic Progress and

Academic Calendar

4

History

5

COLLEGE COMPLIANCE POLICIES

6

30

49

Freshmen

30

Student Financial Aid

Change/Declaration of Major for

Change

of Major for

50

Student Employment

31

Alumni Scholarships

31

Change/Declaration of Minor

50

Graduate Assistantships

31

Classification Designation

50

Upperclassmen

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

10

Other Scholarships

31

Course Audit

50

Undergraduate

10

Veterans' Affairs

31

Course Drops and Adds

50

Graduate

11

Air Force

32

Course Load

50

Credit by Examination

51

ROTC

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC

THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

12

The Faculty

12

PROGRAMS

33

Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility. ..51

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

33

Make-up

12

Bachelor of Science

33

Prerequisites

51

12

Major

33

Registration

51

12

Double Major

33

Transfer of Credit after Admission ..51

The Online World and Technology

12

Concentration

34

Withdrawal from the College

International Study Tours

13

Minor

34

Withdrawal from Courses following

Cross Registration Programs

13

Core Curriculum Requirements

35

Direaed Study

41

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE

42

Graduate Programs

Clement

C.

Maxwell

Library

Departmental Resources Resources

Disability

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

14

Learning Resources

14

Technological Resources

15

in

Education

Praaicum and

Internship,

and Examinations. ..51

the Drop/ Add Period

...52

52

STUDIES

Field

Experience

Tests

53 53

Honors Program

42

Master of Arts

Commonwealth Honors

42

Master of Arts

15

Departmental Honors

43

Master of Education

53

17

Scholarships

43

Master of Public Administration

54

Honors Center

44

Master of Science

54

19

Honors Events

44

Master of Science

Freshman Admission Requirements

19

Honor Societies

44

Master of Social Work

Transfer Admission Requirements

20

Interdisciplinary

44

Certificate of

20

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC

Opportunities for Learning Beyond the Classroom

Campus

Life

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

Admission Program

Joint

Commonwealth

Transfer

Compact

....

Programs

Academic

in

Teaching

in

54

Advanced Graduate 54 54

Doctor of Education

Decision and Notification Dates

21

Reinstatement and Readmission

21

International Admission

22

Academic Standards

46

Postmaster's Licensure Programs

54

for ESL Populations ..22

Academic Probation

46

Educator Licensure

54

Graduate Certificate Programs

55

Placement Policy

Program

New

for Registered

Nurses

Satisfactory

22

Advanced Standing Advanced Placement Program

Academic Progress

46

Awarding of Undergraduate Degrees. .47

22

Degree Application

47

22

Graduation Requirements

47

Graduation with Honors

48

College-Level Examination

Program (CLEP)

46

Academic Separation

22

Postbaccalaureate Licensure

45

Conduct

England Regional Student

Program

Integrity

and Classroom

53

Management. ..54

Study

45

POLICIES

20

53

22

48

Grading System

Programs

54

GRADUATE ADMISSION

55

Admission Standards

55

Postbaccalaureate Licensure

Programs

55

Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program

55

48

Master of Arts

Teaching

56

48

Master's Degree Programs

56

48

CAGS and

Second Degree Option

24

Audit

Non-Degree Status

24

Change

25

Dean's

25

Grade Point Average

48

Incomplete

49

Application Procedures

Mid-Semester Warning Notices

49

International Student Admission

Repeat Courses

49

TUITION

AND

FEES

Application Fees Tuition

and Fees

Semester Residence

25 Hall

and

Dining Charges Tuition

Management

Refund

Policy

26 Plan

Return of Financial Aid Policy Tuition

.

and Fees Summary

26

of

Grade

List

Registration

and Enrollment

26

Attendance

27

Change/Declaration of

28

Policy

Concentration

Policies ...49

49

Postmaster's Licensure

Programs

Requirements

Admission Decisions

57 57

.-

58

58

Action by the Academic

Department

49

in

58


Table of Contents

Action by the Educator

Certificate of

59

Licensure Office

Aaion by the School

of Graduate

Change

59

59

Program

of

66

Study Collaborative

Studies

General Policies and Procedures

CAGS/EdD Program

66

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND

PreK-12 Education (For

Educators

CAGS

in

SCIENCES

67 68

59

Graduate Programs

69

59

Department of Anthropology

70 73

in

172

CAGS/EdD Program

173

Education

Department of Elementary and

Early

Childhood Education

Department of Movement

181

59

Academic Dismissal

60

Department of Biological Sciences

80

Promotion and Leisure Studies

Academic Probation

60

Department of Chemical Sciences

86

Department of Secondary Education

Integrity Policy

Academic Standing

for

Department of Communication

Graduate

60

Students

60

Department of Criminal

Change

of

Grade

60

Department of Earth Sciences

Change

of

Name

and/or Address. ..61

Appeals

Comprehensive Examination

61

Continuation or Interruption of

Justice

Department of English

Undergraduate Programs

206

93

Graduate Programs

208

97

Accelerated Postbaccalaureate

209

Program (APB)

101 .... 1

06

Master of Arts

Department of Geography

1

09

Educational Leadership Graduate

Department of History

1 1

Department of Foreign Languages

in

210

Program

Course Drops and Adds

61

Department of Mathematics and

Course Load

61

Computer Science

118

Program

Course Registration

62

Department of Music

122

Instruaional Technology

Deadlines

62

Department of Philosophy

1

Directed or Independent Study

62

Department of Physics

128

Grading System

62

Department of

Political

Library

Credit

Graduate Assistantships Graduate Research Assistantship

Work

62

Department of

62

Department of Sociology

...62

Social

Department of Theater and Dance

Graduate Students

63

Media Graduate

214 214

Graduate Program

Department of Special Education and

216

Communication Disorders

1

39

INTERDISCIPLINARY AND

1

42

PREPROFESSIONAL

PROGRAMS

....149

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

225 236

153

Course Numbering System

236

Core Curriculum Notations

236

Prerequisite Notations

236

Semester Notations

236

146

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Immunization Requirements for

26

131

Science

209

Teaching

61

Department of Psychology

189

206

Course Registration

Graduate and Undergraduate

Arts, Health

and Professional Programs

89

Studies

172

Department of Counselor

Department of Art

Academic

172

Non-U.S. Settings)

Education

Collaborative

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Advisers and Graduate

Program Planning

MEd

Advanced Graduate

Department of Accounting and

154

Incomplete

63

Program and Course Prerequisites

63

Department of Aviation Science

1

Repeat Course

63

Department of Economics

161

Former Course Number Notations

236

63

Department of Management

162

Cross-Listed Courses

236

63

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Meeting Times

236

166

CORE CURRICULUM COURSE

167

NOTATIONS COURSE SUBJECT CODE KEY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Policy

Research Satisfactory or

Reasonable Progress

Statute of Limitations

- Program

and Courses

Finance

AND ALLIED

STUDIES

63

Undergraduate Programs

Thesis

63

Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and

Transfer Credit

64

Withdrawal from Courses

64

r

Withdrawal from the College

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

65 ....65

Postmaster's Programs

167

Licensure of Educational

168

Personnel

Admission to and Retention

in

Graduation Application

65

Professional Education Programs

Graduation Dates

65

Undergraduate Students

Graduation Requirements

65

Master of Arts Master of Arts

65

Admission to and Retention Professional Education

in

Programs -

65

Postbaccalaureate/Graduate

66

Students

Master of Public Administration

66

Master of Science

66

from Professional Education

66

Programs - MAT, MEd, CAGS

Teaching

Master of Science

in

Management

Master of Social Work

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

Admission

to,

169

Master of Education

in

58

170 Retention

in

and

237

238 239

Board of Trustees

457

Officers of the College

458

Administrative and Other College

459

Offices

Faculty

462

Librarians

475

Index

476

Map

480

Accreditations and

Exit

Certifications

Inside

back cover

171

66

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.


Academic Calendar The regular academic year consists of two semesters spring) of approximately

two summer sessions

1

5

(fall

and

weeks each. The college also holds weeks each.

of approximately five

February Day - No classes

15 (Monday)

Presidents'

17 (Wednesday)

Monday schedule (Wednesday

FALL SEMESTER - 2009

of classes

classes will not

meet on

2/17)

March September 2

(Wednesday)

7 (Monday)

16 (Wednesday)

8 (Monday) Fall

Spring break begins

classes begin

Labor Dav

— No

12 (Friday)

Spring break ends

15 (Monday)

Classes resume

16 (Tuesday)

End of

17 (Wednesday)

Beginning of fourth quarter

classes

Senior Convocation (1

2:20 PM classes only are cancelled)

third quarter

October 12 (Monday)

Columbus Day - No

13 (Tuesday)

Monday schedule (Tuesday classes

20 (Tuesday) 21

(Wednesday)

End of

first

April

classes

of classes

will

not meet

1

0/1 3)

quarter

(Wednesday)

25 (Wednesday)

Veterans' Day

- No

day

will

(Friday)

14 (Monday)

Reading Day (day classes

5 (Wednesday)

not be held.

11

final

(Tuesday)

semester day

final

class

15 (Tuesday)

Tuesday evening class

16 (Wednesday)

Wednesday evening

18

Fall

semester day

exams begin; final exam final

exam

class final

final

exam

exams end

SPRING SEMESTER -2010 8 (Monday)

Martin Luther King

No 20 (Wednesday)

Jr.

classes

Spring classes begin

Day -

exams begin;

class final

Spring semester day final

exam

exam

exams end

Commencement

15 (Saturday)

Spring Undergraduate

Commencement

SUMMER SEMESTER - 2010 May 24 (Monday)

Summer

Session

1

classes begin

Summer

Session

1

classes

Summer

Session

II

classes begin

Summer

Session

II

classes

June end

July 7 (Monday)

January

exam

class final

Spring Graduate

28 (Monday)

1

Spring semester day final

Monday evening

only);

final

12 (Wednesday)

exam

Reading Day (day classes only) Fall

10 (Monday)

semester day classes end;

Monday evening

(Friday)

4 (Tuesday)

Wednesday evening

Thursday evening class 11

exam

Spring semester day classes end

Tuesday evening class

Classes resume

Fall

final

3 (Monday)

classes

December 10 (Thursday)

Thursday evening class

classes.

Evening classes

30 (Monday)

29 (Thursday)

Thanksgiving recess begins at the close of

-No classes

Patriots'

May

Beginning of second quarter

November 11

Day

19 (Monday)

August 10 (Friday)

end


Founded by American public education pioneer Horace Mann in 1840, Bridgewater State College has grown from its first home Bridgewater Town Hall - to

-a

single room in the basement of become the largest of the nine Massachusetts the fourth largest of the 29 public college and campuses in the commonwealth.

More than 10,000

full-time

state colleges

and

Together, these developments have combined to strengthen

the college's academic mission and expand role. 1

They were

transition

university

on a

public service

back to

series of initiatives that trace

in

the

of the college

life

from an exclusively teacher-training

comprehensive

and part-time undergraduate and

built

960, a watershed year

its

liberal arts college

Until that time, the college

when

a full-scale

a

institution to

began.

had been

relatively small

- but enjoyed

-

graduate students are enrolled at the college; the full-time

approximately 500 students

numbers 306, representing a net gain of 54 since fall 2002; and more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs are offered by the college's four schools (School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Allied Studies, School of

international reputation for excellence in teacher preparation.

faculty

Business and School of Graduate Studies). The 270-acre is

home

to

38 academic, administrative and

campus

residential buildings.

Alumni and friends have raised nearly $18 million to support faculty

and student research, a myriad of undergraduate and

The preparation of the next generation of quality teachers remains a top

During

complement growing

existed

recent years, the college

million for

new

and the commonwealth have

million for classroom upgrades,

an extensive

library renovation,

$38

$7

million for a

residence hall and a top-to-bottom renovation and

expansion of two residence

halls.

Over the next several

the college will construa a $ 1 00-million science Vital to

the long-term success of the institution

recognition throughout the state

leader

in

learning.

years,

facility.

time as a normal school, countless faculty and

administrators nurtured the school carefully, despite varying

difficult

In

its

degrees of support from the

fire in

committed nearly $3

evidenced by the

continuous accreditation by the

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

award-winning publications. These private investments support for the institution.

priority for Bridgewater, as

institution's 50-plus years of

graduate scholarships, international study opportunities and

levels of public

a national and

1

and sometimes

state,

and overcame a host of

dire situations, including a disastrous

924 that destroyed several of the few on the campus at that time.

While the college's

earliest years

buildings that

were times of great

challenge, the efforts never flagged to continue strengthening

the curriculum, and each succeeding generation stronger than the generation that

dynamic

institution

we

see today

went is

left

Bridgewater

before. The thriving

and

the best evidence of the

success of that enduring commitment.

is its

and nation as an educational

the use of technology to improve teaching and

The

first

step

when Bridgewater

in

that direction took place

in

1992,

State College secured a $10-million federal

grant to build the John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications.

Today,

all

incoming students are required to carry and use

notebook computers. For two consecutive Life

years,

Yahoo! Internet

magazine named Bridgewater State College among the "100

Most-Wired Universities and Colleges college earned the

number

six

spot on

in

America," and the

Intel

Corporation's

"Most Unwired College Campuses Survey."

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addendd/as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

5


College Compliance Policies

The material that follows includes a summary of the federal and

Tinsley Center, East

state legal requirements and specific college policies

and DiNardo

related to

nondiscrimination, harassment, hazing, alcohol and drug policies,

safety and security measures

please contact the appropriate office as indicated

in

each

The college continually works to improve campus accessibility.

by the

Bridgewater State College does not discriminate

employment

to or access to, or treatment or

educational programs or

in

AND

an admission

1

964

the

246 and

1 1

Civil

race, color, creed, religion, national

375

Aa of

Rights

Amendments

gender

as

affilia-

amended; the

Civil

1991;

988;

1

of the Higher Education

Title IX

Aa of

1

973; the Americans with Disabilities

Aa

Seaion 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment

Aa of

of Bridgewater,

campus-wide e-mails to

modes

alterative

1974; and pertinent laws, regulations and

If

a class

015, 01 3

is

Anyone

and other applicable

in

Hunt

may

register a complaint with

the Office of Affirmative Aaion, Boyden Hall,

508.53

1 . 1

24 1 the ;

Room

Hall,

1

206,

Boyden

vice president for student affairs,

06, 508.53

the Office for

Room

1 . 1

Civil Rights,

276, TTY 508.53

1 . 1

384; or write to

Washington, D.C.

Affairs

and Equal Opportunity, the

refer to the

Hall,

to arrange to

located

is

Office of Student Affairs or

Bridgewater State College Student Handbook.

CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY Rehabilitation

Disabilities

Aa of

1

Aa of

1

990, Seaion 504 of the

973, and other applicable laws prohibiting

discrimination on the basis of disability. The college to providing equal

and integrated access

disabilities to all the

programs

it

academic,

is

committed

for individuals with

social, cultural

and recreational

all

Maxwell

Library

if

there all

another

is

alternatives,

campus

at

the

is

and coordinate

and guests with concerns or questions

accessibility

Comedy, Seaion 504,

may contaa

ADA coordinator.

Aaion/ Equal Opportunity, Boyden or

writing

other services regarding physical access to the campus.

regarding

3

in

and can be reach by telephone

office to provide information

Students, faculty, staff

1

Summer

Dr.

Room

Hall,

MA 02325;

Street, Bridgewater,

Alan

V.

Office of Affirmative

206,

508.53

1

.

1

241

acomedy@bridgew.edu.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS Bridgewater State College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Aa (FERPA) of

have the

records, request the

Most buildings are accessible with the use of ramps, and elevators: Pope and Scott Halls are accessible on the

service.

floor

Harrington

and elevators Hall,

Conant Science

or

Rondileau

lifts

are available

Campus

Building, Kelly

in

Boyden

Hall,

Maxwell

Library,

Gymnasium, Moakley

Center,

Center,

right to

amendment

that inaccuracies exist,

974 which governs access in

student educational

review their educational

of their records

and consent

if

they believe

to disclosures of personally

identifiable information contained in their records. Students also

have the

right to file written complaints with the U.S.

of Education, Family Policy

Compliance

Office,

Department

concerning alleged

violations of this aa. Additional information regarding this in

Handbook ar]6

ways

throughout most of the campus and offers accessible campus

1

and release of information contained

Hall,

main

in

a class to an accessible location. The office

the

Room

003.

aa

Bridgewater State College Student

on the Web (www.bridgew.edu/registrar). For

specific questions, please

a work-in-progress, the college has accessible travel

lifts

or

the Academic Achievement Center on the ground

in

may be found

offers.

Although the achievement of architeaural and physical access

bus

time between classes.

Campus Center RCC rooms other an 004 or

students should determine

move

records. Students

the policy of Bridgewater State College to comply with the

Americans with

is

travel

The Office of Affirmative Aaion/Equal Opportunity

to

It is

adequate

the Rondileau

harassment, sexual harassment or disabilities discrimina-

please contaa the Office of Affirmative Aaion, Minority

tion,

staff

students should contaa the Disability Resources Office

1

For specific information regarding college policies related to racial

and

encouraged to plan

an accessible room. After considering

in

designated

believing that he or she has experienced discrimina-

in

RCC 026B and RCC 026C,

seaion

local,

statutes.

tion and/or adverse treatment

In

of access.

scheduled

508.531.1214.

of Massachusetts;

or disrupt

While most of the college's classrooms are physically

Boards of Trustees of the Massachusetts State Colleges and the

and federal

students, faculty

all

accessible, students with disabilities are

executive orders; direaives of the Board of Higher Education; the

Commonwealth

may temporarily impaa

community with as much information

effort to provide the

their schedules to permit

Rights Act of

Rights Restoration Act of

Civil

Town

floor of the

state

affea the campus.

concerning the disruptions and provide information regarding

identity,

1972 as amended; Seaions 503 and 504 of the

of

Rehabilitation of 1990;

1 1

amended; the

Assistance

will

its

veteran status. The college complies with executive

as

has recently begun to undertake a number of

as possible regarding such disruptions, the college will promptly issue

any of

genetic information, marital status, political belief or

orders

It

accessible travel routes, building accessibility and/or parking.

including scholarships, loans

activities,

on basis of

in,

origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation,

tion, or

has accessible parking.

These current and future projeas, as well as any periodic work

POLICY ON NONDISCRIMINATION AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

athletics,

lot

construaion projeas and renovations that

policy section.

and

Campus Commons, East Hall, Hart Hall, Miles Woodward Hall, and Shea and Durgin Halls.

Each campus parking

and confidentiality of student records.

For a copy of the complete policy statements or further information,

Halls,

contaa the

Registrar's Office,

Boyden


College Compliance Policies

THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT

occur whenever the accused student

Bridgewater State College complies with the Jeanne Clery

creating or false reporting of

Disclosure of

Campus

Security Policy

and Campus Crime and

Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges

universities

across the United States to disclose information about crime on

and around

their

is

deemed

a safety threat.

Violations include but are not limited to:

arson

bombs

illegal

drug possession and/or distribution

illegal

occupation of a building

possession or discharge of

illegal

weapons

campuses. rape or other sexual assault

Annual Report

resisting arrest

Colleges have to publish an annual report every year by Oct. that contains three years of

campus crime

statistics

1

medium

destruction of property including electronic property

and also inciting a riot

certain security policy statements including sexual assault policies,

the law enforcement authority of

campus

police,

and where

students should go to report crimes. These statistics and policy

statements

may be found

in

the Bridgewater State College

stalking driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

hate crimes

Student Handbook.

hazing

Crime

illegal

Statistics

alcohol distribution

Colleges must disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas

murder

immediately adjacent to the campus, and certain non-campus

physical assault

ties including

Greek housing and remote housing. The

be gathered from campus and

local police,

facili-

statistics

and college

have "significant responsibility for student and campus

officials

must that

threatening

tampering with

fire

safety

equipment including

pulling a false

activities."

alarm

fire

Access to Timely Information

use of a false identification card or providing false identification

Colleges are also required to provide "timely warnings" and a

to others

separate but more extensive public crime log. The Bridgewater State College Police Bulletins"

may

Department issues "Campus Safety Alert

whenever a major crime

campus com-

munity. The department also maintains a daily police log that accessible to the public. The police log

and any "Campus Safety

the college newspaper, The Comment.

Handbook

Room

or

contaa the

in

Massachusetts. Bridgewater State College

means

"...

any conduct or method

of initiation into any student organization, or private property,

THE MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN INDOOR ACT (MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS, 270, SECT. 22)

which

willfully or recklessly

is

Jan.

a principal organizer or participant

in

the crime of

1

,

1

993, the college became smoke-free.

All

indoor smoking

and employees interested

is

prohibited. Students

in

smoking cessation programs may obtain information from the

endangers the

Any

in

areas designated by the college as smoking areas. Effective

whether on public

physical or mental health of any student or other person."

who

Hall,

be prohibited at colleges within the commonwealth except

unlawful

supports the law. Hazing

person

Boyden

The Massachusetts Clean Indoor Air Act requires that smoking

HAZING is

Office of Student Affairs,

Student

106.

CHAPTER Hazing

judicial

is

Alert Bulletins" that are issued are also provided for publication in

on the college conduct code and

process, please refer to the Bridgewater State College

or other significant incident

potentially affect the safety or security of the

For information

Office of Health Services, Tillinghast Hall,

of

Human

Resources, Boyden Hall,

Room

in

Room 001

participating

;

or the Office

103.

hazing shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $3,000 or by imprisonment year, or

in

a house of correction for not

more than one

by both such fine and imprisonment. Please refer to the

Bridgewater State College Student Handbook for the complete college policy statement

on hazing.

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1989 In

compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Amendments

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS THAT COMPROMISE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE THAT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

of 1989, Bridgewater State College has

adopted

and implemented programs to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of

illicit

drugs and alcohol by students

and employees. College policy prohibits the possession, consumption, storage or service of alcohol by students and/or their guests, except by

Student Conduct Code violations, such as those on the following

list,

may

persons 21 years or age or older

who

are

in transit

to (not being

lead to a suspension or dismissal from Bridgewater

State College once the determination of responsibility has been

made. Immediate interim suspension pending a hearing

will

Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.


bSc

College Compliance Policies

BRIDGE VATER STATE COLLEGE

consumed, stored or served) or such as the Great of state

and

local

Hill

at

approved or licensed

locations,

Student Apartments and within the

laws and college

at college activities

drugs

illegal

Sanctions are imposed by the college on students and employees

who violate the and

drug

policy,

on

specific college policies pertaining to alco-

and

drugs, sanaions for violations of the alcohol

illegal

official

church mission, or the

or permanently disabled

who

are

and thus unable to return

For specific questions regarding graduation rates, please con-

taa the

Office of Institutional Research

and Assessment.

college alcohol and drug policy.

For information hol

the armed forces,

to school).

also prohibited.

is

in

foreign service of the federal government, or students

deceased

policy.

The unlawful possession, use or distribution of

on college property or

limits

school to serve

campus resources and

referral agencies,

to the Bridgewater State College Student Office of Student Affairs,

Boyden

Drug Program, Tillinghast Resources, Boyden Hail,

Hall,

Room

Handbook

Room

Hall,

Room

1

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS AND EDUCATOR LICENSURE TEST PASS RATES

please refer

Bridgewater State College offers 18 undergraduate and or contact the

postbaccaiaureate programs leading to

06; the Alcohol/

010; or the Office of

Human

All

candidates enrolled

have a major

an

in

arts

in

initial

teaching licensure.

teacher-licensure programs

and sciences

must

discipline in addition to

103. their education course sequence,

and

all

candidates are exposed

to actual K-1 2 classrooms throughout their teacher preparation

VOTER REGISTRATION ACT

program. Bridgewater's School of Education and Allied Studies

(Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 51, Sea. 42E)

is

The law requires forms to

and

all

all

colleges to

students enrolled

make

in

available voter registration

a degree or certificate

program

physically in attendance at the institution. Massachusetts

accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of

Teacher Elementary and Secondary Education (NCATE). the college's

initial

All of

teacher preparation programs are approved

by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary

residents will find such forms at the Bridgewater State College

Education, and 13 programs are approved at the national level

Web page (www.bridgew.edu/handbook - click on BSC

by recognized professional organizations.

and

at the

students

Campus Center

Links)

Information Booth. Out-of-state

who want to vote

home

in their

state

mail-in form supplied by an eleaion official

in

must use

either a

home

state or

the

the federal mail-in affidavit of voter registration. The latter

be obtained by writing or Division,

Room

Place, Boston,

1705,

calling the

McCormack

Web

site listed

number

of students enrolled

teacher preparation, in

all

in

specializations,

academic year 2007-2008:

2217

Massachusetts Elections

Number

OneAshburton

Building,

MA 02108, 617.727.2828 or

through the BSC

may

Total

1.800.462.8683;

teaching

of students in

supervised student

in

academic year 2007-2008

342

above; or through www.state.

ma.us/sec/elestu/stuidx.htm.

Number

members who supervised

of faculty

student teachers:

STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW - DISCLOSURE OF INSTITUTIONAL GRADUATION RATES Bridgewater State College

is

pleased to provide the following

Full-time faculty

in

Part-time faculty

but full-time

in

in

23

professional education:

professional education

6

the institution:

information regarding our institution's graduation rates. The information

is

provided

in

compliance with the Higher Education

Act of 1965, as amended. During the

fall

semester of 2002, a cohort of

1

,272

first-

Part-time faculty

in

professional education,

not otherwise employed by the institution:

71

Total faculty student teaching supervisors:

100

time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students entered

Bridgewater State College. After 51

six

years (as of Aug. 3

1

2008),

,

Student teacher/faculty

3.42

ratio:

% of these students had graduated from our institution. The

four-year average graduation rate (for

2002

cohorts)

is

fall

1

999 through

fall

is

available at www.bridgew.edu/depts/ir/keyelements.cfm.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind: The graduation rate

is

30

hours per week:

49%.

The most updated information regarding the college's graduation rates

The average number of student teaching

based on students

bachelor's program within six years

(1

who completed

50%

who

leave, students

number

of

weeks of supervised 15

student teaching required: total

number

of hours required:

450

the

of normal time).

The graduation rate does not include students

on

total

Average

To be licensed to teach

trans-

ferred to other higher education institutions or interrupted their course of study (e.g., students

The

who

Massachusetts, candidates must pass

three educator licensure tests: a communication and literacy skills

left

in

battery (reading

and

writing)

and a

test in their

academic

content area. The following table reports pass rates for each of the tests required for teacher licensure.


ge Compliance Policies

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure速 (MTEL)

Annual Institution Report

Program Year: 2007-2008 Number

of Program Completers: 332

Statewide

Institution

Test Field/Category

Number

Number

Tested

Passed

Pass Rate

Pass Rate

Basic Skills

CommLit Reading

267

267

100%

100%

CommLit Writing

269

269

100%

99%

Aggregate

271

271

100%

99%

Academic Content Areas 013 Biology

96%

4

012 Chemistry

100%

1

29

29

100%

99%

23

23

100%

100%

191

185

98%

169

168

97% 99%

13

13

100%

100%

009 Mathematics

11

11

100%

99%

047 Middle School Mathematics

10

9

90%

96%

002

Early

007

English

Childhood

090 Foundations

of Reading

003 General Curriculum

006

History

016 Music 022

99%

100%

5

18

Physical Education

18

99%

100%

Oil Physics

1

100%

028 Spanish

1

98%

017

Visual Art

Aggregate

Summary Totals and indicates

Note: See Catalog

Pass Rate

"Number Passed" and

Web Addenda

10

10

100%

99%

486

478

98%

99%

309

301

97%

98%

"Pass Rate" not shown because

"Number Tested" is less than

10.

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/adder)da/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

9


Programs UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Thirty-one undergraduate majors are currently offered. For

the

Students should be aware that not

Students

who

Marketing

Environmental Chemistry

information about the availability of evein

a spe-

major, concentration and/or minor.

Accounting and Finance

Mathematics

Communication Studies

Music Education

Corporate Communication

Philosophy

Individualized

Media Studies and Communication Technologies

Concentrations:

Theater Education

Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education

Early Education

and Care (PreK-K)

Earth Sciences

Teacher Licensure available

Concentrations:

Crafts

General

Fine Arts

Environmental Geosciences

Concentrations:

Graphic Design

Geology

General Physics

New Media

Economics Political

Athletic Training

English Concentrations:

Aviation

Management

Concentrations:

English Education (High School,

Middle School)

Flight Training

Writing

Biology

Geography

Concentrations:

Biomedical/Molecular Biology Environmental Biology

General Biology

Physics

Professional Physics

Elementary Education

Aviation Science

in:

Physical Education (5-12)

Art History

Photography

Health Education Concentrations:

Community Health School Health

History Concentration: Military History

10

Recreation and Fitness Club

Physical Education (PreK-8)

Concentrations:

Art Education

Physical Education

Administration

Concentration:

Art

Motor Development Therapy /Adapted Recreation

General Anthropology Public Archaeology

Coaching Exercise Science/Health Fitness

Computer Science

Concentrations: Cultural Anthropology

Physical Education

Dance Education Theater Arts

Anthropology

Concentration:

Applied Ethics

Speech Communication

Finance

Music Concentration:

Concentrations:

Concentrations:

Accounting

Management

in

after should consult the

ning sections of courses required

Operations

Professional Chemistry

Chemistry-Geology

appropriate department chairperson for

cific

Biochemistry

the evening.

are only able to enroll

classes 4 pm or

Management Management Information Systems Management

General

Concentrations: in

appropriate department of this catalog.

in

Concentrations:

Chemistry

more detailed

courses are offered

Management

Accounting and Finance

Global

information, see requirements listed

all

Business-see Management and

Science

Concenfraf/ons.-

American

Politics

International Affairs

Legal Studies Public Administration


Academic Programs Psychology Social

Work

Master of Education (MEd)

Certificate of

Counseling

Study (CAGS) Educational Leadership

Concentrations:

Mental Health

Concentrations: City,

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling

Sociology

Counseling -

Dual

Education

School Counseling

Global Studies

Student Affairs Counseling Early

Spanish

Doctor of Education (EdD) (Collaborative

Childhood Education

program with the

of Massachusetts

Educational Leadership

-

University

Lowell)

Educational Leadership

Elementary Education

Special Education

Reading School Counseling

License

Community and Region

Advanced Graduate

Reading

Health Promotion Concentration: Instructional

Communication Disorders

in

non-U. S. settings)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS For complete information

Technology

PreK-12 Education (For Educators

Reading

about graduate

Special Education

degrees and concentrations, and post-

Concentrations:

baccalaureate programs, see the "School

Moderate

of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog

Severe Disabilities

or visit www.bridgew.edu/sogs/.

Disabilities

Graduate Certificate Programs

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Women's and Gender

Concentrations:

Studies

Civil

Postbaccalauareate Licensure

Programs Early

and Nonprofit Leadership and

Administration Sustainable

Community Development

Childhood Education

Master of Science (MS)

Educational Leadership

Elementary Education

Athletic Training

Health (Health, Family and

Computer Science Criminal Justice

Consumer Sciences) Instructional

Concentrations:

Technology

Physical Education

Administration of Justice

Secondary Education

Crime and Corrections Physical Education

(Middle School/High

Concentrations:

School/PreK-12 Specialist)

Adapted

Special Education

Physical Education

Applied Kinesiology

Master of Arts (MA)

Human Performance and

English

Health

Fitness

Concentration:

Strength and Conditioning

Creative Writing

Individualized

Psychology

Master of Arts

in

Teaching (MAT)

Biology

Master of Science (MS)

in

Management

Concentrations:

Creative Arts

Accounting

English

Marketing

History

Organization Development

Mathematics

Technology Management

Music

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Physical Science

Physics

Postmaster's Licensure Programs Educational Leadership

School Counseling

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at wvm.bridgew.edu/catalog/dddenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

11


bSc The

Educational Environment

BRIDGEHATER STATE COLLEGE

A

and technological resources, grow outside of the classroom, and

most of these computers include a

a superb faculty, extensive online

opportunities to learn and

Web site, v\ww.bridgew.edu/library.

search the catalog and

diverse array of academic programs, close association with

a

Since

suite of applications such as

Microsoft Word and Excel, students can find information resourc-

and complete

supportive network of advisers and counselors are the

es

key elements of the academic environment at Bridgewater

library

is

assignments at the same time. The

their course

and a

a place for learning

portal to

knowledge.

State College.

A wide

variety of service learning, study abroad, cultural

complement the learning process and add

social activities

dimensions to the

The college

and

is

built

academic experience.

each student work to achieve her or

his

The college's long tradition of academic excellence

upon a foundation

community

service

and partnership.

offers extensive

Microscope

in

computer

in

technology have created

and require new

skills in

new

opportuni-

the ability to assimilate

ideas.

the Department of Biological Sciences and an

astronomy observatory

in

the Department of Physics to a writing

studio offered by the Department of English.

weaving, ceramics, sculpture and painting are

Facilities for

available in the

Department of Art. Three

Additional resources

Bridgewater State College has an outstanding faculty of

women

recognized for their expertise

in their fields

department section of

in their fields

and many

faculty

mem-

bers serve as consultants and advisers to corporations, nonprofit organizations, school systems

and government agencies. Other

faculty provide leadership to professional societies

pioneering research

in their

ships, research or the

and condua

respective fields. Students

closely with faculty through a variety of

may be found

means

may work

including intern-

compliance with the Americans with

the

ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)

Rehabilitation Act of

1

committed to making

Library

is

accessible to

all

inviting

the library

is

services

1

990,

is

and programs

students. The Office of Disability Resources

offers support

and assistance to students with

are enrolled

the college.

in

Act of

disabilities

who

documentation that

West

provides a variety of information resources for student

and

encouraged to

identify with

the Office of Disability Resources and provide appropriate

a hub of aaivity conveniently located on

and electronic tools

Disabilities

and Section 504 of the

Honors Program.

MAXWELL LIBRARY

library

each academic

973, Bridgewater State College its facilities,

Individuals with disabilities are

C.

in

this catalog.

DISABILITY RESOURCES

of study. Ninety perIn

cent hold terminal degrees

skills.

career, not just a

vocation. Bridgewater State College professors are nationally

and

New

other

ensure that Bridgewater State College students can learn and

and men who are dedicated to teaching as a

Campus. The

many

resources support the educational mission of the college and

THE FACULTY

Maxwell

flight simulators are

Bedford BSC Flight Training Center. These and

apply contemporary knowledge and

CLEMENT

facilities for instruc-

and resources that range from a Zeiss Elearon

provided by the Department of Aviation Science at the

Rapid advances

complex

The college

of challenging studies, an intellectually

stimulating atmosphere, and a tradition of

ties for learning

DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCES tional purposes

committed to fostering student success. Faculty

staff strive to help

potential.

full

is

total

and

rich

faculty use in a comfortable

environment. Open more than 90 hours each week, staffed by highly qualified professionals

Services

evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

is

and academic accommodations may

not limited

to,

include, but are

adaptive technology, testing accommodations,

alternate format materials, interpreter services, priority registration, peer

mentoring and leadership advocacy.

Students must request services

and

in

a timely

manner each

support personnel skilled at satisfying research, reference and

semester by contaaing the Office of Disability Resources, located

general interest requests.

in

The

library's

core collection of print and electronic materials

complemented by a substantial colleaion of videos, DVDs and CDs. Students and faculty can discover the wealth of books,

the Academic Achievement Center

Library, or call

508.53

1

.

1

2

1

in

the Clement C. Maxwell

4 or 508.53 1

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3

HY.

Further

information about the services, programs and policies of the

is

newspapers, periodicals, sound recordings and movie the

library's

titles

using

and nearly 100 electronic bibliographic and

THE ONLINE

Web page

Many

and research needs. The

by course

library

is

dedicated to providing resourc-

subject disciplines taught by the college's faculty.

Because the

library

has both hard-wired and wireless net-

works, students can work anywhere

in

WORLD AND TECHNOLOGY

Blackboard and InfoBear

to a breadth of information sources supporting their classroom

all

the

full-text article

databases, the library provides students and faculty with access

es in

may be found on

at www.bridgew.edu/aac/disability_resources.cfm

online public access catalog, Webster. With approxi-

mately 300,000 volumes, more than 3 1 ,000 periodical subscriptions

Office of Disability Resources

the building using their

notebook computers. They can also use the desktop computers to

of the courses at Bridgewater State College are

portal. in their

als

Web sites

enhanced

developed through the Blackboard learning

Using their personal Blackboard account, students enroll course

Web

sites;

gain access to course

syllabi,

materi-

and other information posted by the professors; engage

in

online discussions; collaborate with fellow students; view grades

on assignments and

tests in a course;

quizzes or prepare for

exams

in

and sometimes even take

the online environment.


The Educational Environment InfoBear

is

a

Web-based

service provided by Bridgewater

and convenient access to each student's course enrollment, transcripts showing progress toward graduation, course grades and other information. Students also State College to allow quick

register for courses

the college

through InfoBear, which

Web site and

and personal

is

available through

requires a student identification

identification

number

number.

INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS Short-term, faculty-led study tours to international locations are offered for undergraduate or graduate college credit. Each course is

according to his/her regional and academic expertise, providing

an opportunity

for students to explore, firsthand, societies quite

from their own. These courses, which vary

different

10 days to

Web-Based Courses

member

designed by a Bridgewater State College faculty

five

length from

in

weeks, are offered during winter intersession,

spring break and summer. Study tour destinations have included

Learning

in

our society

no longer

is

limited to the classroom,

Cuba and Ireland. The Bridgewater-at-Oxford proweeks of summer study at Oxford University

Japan, Peru,

and

it is

important for lifelong learning for students to be able

gram

to learn from a variety of information sources. Bridgewater State in

College students have the opportunity to take courses delivered

by a range of technologies.

In

many

addition to the

Moodle to enhance the learning experioffers Web-based courses that are offered

primarily over the Internet.

Requirements include access to a

notebook or desktop computer with tion,

Web

browsing capability

printer

and e-mail.

courses, a certain

campus may

be required.

still

in their

number

political science/law, art history,

and academic classes are encouraged to 508. 53 1

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1

CROSS REGISTRATION PROGRAMS CAPS College Academic Program Sharing (CAPS)

Bridgewater State College has provided wireless network con-

campus

since

fall

2001

.

Staff, faculty,

students and visitors with wireless-enabled notebook computers are able to connect to the network from

anywhere on campus,

including classrooms, labs, offices, lounges, the library

and out-

doors. This enables users to access the Internet, read e-mail of the college's online resources at

and

any time. Due

may

participate for

Massachusetts state college the

complete up to 30 semester hours of credit without going

is

covered within the student's full-time tuition charge at

program are not included apply through

other while remaining connected to the network.

another college

in

the student's GPA. All BSC students

to cross-register as part of the

the Registrar's Office,

who wish

must work with the

Through the Southeastern Association

opening

in

1995. The Moakley

a technology-integrated, 50,000-square-foot learning

venue that focuses the power of technology on

A

education

is

its

2 1 3-seat amphitheater features a

full

complement of

facility

Its

television/

grants access to digital editing and

complete teleconference capabilities for students, businesses and educators. Several multimedia training

rooms

offer the latest in

A variety of technology-based housed

in

Support Center, a the

resources and programs

the Moakley Center. These include the RiverNet

Watershed Access

Advancement

Lab, CityLab, the Teaching digital

and Technology

music classroom, the Center for

of Research

institution.

Cooperation of Higher

cross-register for

up to two courses each semester without

going through formal registration procedures. Tuition

is

covered

within the student's full-time tuition charge at.Bridgewater State

included

in

SACHEM program

the student's GPA. Schools participating

are not in this

Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Dean College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Wheaton College. program include

Pristol

BSC students who wish to cross-register as part of the SACHEM program must apply through the Registrar's Office,

All

technology-enhanced learning.

is

home

Education (SACHEM) program, qualified full-time BSC students

may

College. Courses taken under the

the latest multimedia presentation technologies.

video produaion

guiding prin-

a lifelong process.

for

Students from

BSC through CAPS

to take courses at

The Moakley Center has been supporting the technology needs

its

Hall.

Registrar's Office at their

SACHEM

educators and businesses since

CAPS program must

Boyden

Technological Applications

of Bridgewater State College students as well as the region's

CAPS

Bridgewater State College. Courses taken under the

campus, students can walk from one side of the campus to the

John Joseph Moakley Center for

BSC

one or two semesters and

through formal admissions or registration procedures. Tuition

who wish

ciple that

designed to provide

specialized dimension to their undergraduate studies.

students

to wireless access points being placed throughout the college

Center

is

opportunity to study at another state college to add a different or

nectivity across the entire

is

more

83 or visit www.bridgew.edu/studyabroad/.

full-time students attending a

all

participate. For

information contact the Office of Study Abroad, Maxwell Library,

courses. For

of class meetings on

Wireless Network

connect to

majors

all

Internet connec-

Instructors determine

the mix of technologies that are employed

most Web-based

and

England with a choice of

English literature or English history. Students from

courses

that use Blackboard or ence, the college also

offers three

Boyden

Hall.

Students from another college

courses at BSC through Office at their

home

who wish

SACHEM must work with

to take

the Registrar's

institution.

and Teaching (CART) and the

GeoGraphics Laboratory.

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

13


The Undergraduate BRIDGEWATER

Academic Experience

STATE COLLEGE

LEARNING RESOURCES

Students needing assistance

Bridgewater State College's undergraduate program provides

fundamental knowledge

in

student acquires the knowledge and

work

effectively, think logically,

skills in

to

skills

a major area. Each

important to a

life

and evaluate and

quantitatively,

of learning

skills

are

and personal and

the study of liberal

arts.

major, completes the core curriculum

-a in

general course of study

each major. Distribution

requirements include fine and performing

curriculum

with the

is

Emphasis tion

skills.

completed during the

is

most important

skill

field of study.

in

communica-

and integrate information, organize one's

rooted

language

in

The college has a

offered

may

in

receive assistance through the following services

the Academic Achievement Center:

Communication Lab -

Students are assisted with prepara-

through sen/ices that teach

rich

clearly,

and have access to a

or small-group tutoring

and computer materials to support mastery

in

individual

variety of video

mathematiG

of

skills.

Studying and Research Services - Students are helped managing the demands of college courses and skills for completing demanding course assignments.

tance to strengthen

and varied array of majors, minors and

broad spearum of more than 100 such

participate

skills at all

individualized assis-

stages of the writing process.

ideas,

skills.

is

development and research, as

well as through opportunities for presentation practice.

Writing Studio - Students are provided

and respond to the ideas

program options. For the undergraduate student, there

strate-

to develop strategies for

an employee can possess. The

express these ideas logically and is

of college,

placed on reading, writing and oral communica-

ability to collect

of others

two years

first

Business executives rank proficiency

tion as the

Learning Assistance Services

concepts and

humanities,

arts,

and social/behavioral sciences. Most of the core

two years focused on the major

last

referred by faculty or

Mathematics Services - Students

Every student, regardless of

that provides a foundation for studies

natural sciences

may be

also request special help, which the college

gies for topic selection, outline

The core of the Bridgewater State College academic experiis

provide.

may

tion of oral presentations

professional growth.

ence

may

student

Students

communicate

assimilate information from a variety of sources. These critically

A

different areas of study as well as

knowledge and

specialized, in-depth

staff.

INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE SKILLS Courses - Students may be assigned Introduaory College

a

Skills

to a class or to

courses as a result of a review of the

students' high school records,

SAT scores and performance on

possibilities.

various placement examinations generally given during Freshman Orientation.

THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CENTER

the college

The Academic Achievement Center houses a variety of programs

and

services that support the adjustment to college

and the aca-

demic success of students. The Academic Achievement Center

is

A

is

student

may

which

also request this assistance,

pleased to provide.

The course or courses unsatisfaaory basis and

will will

be graded on a

(S) satisfactory/ (U)

not be calculated

in

the student's

cumulative quality point average. Students assigned to any of

located on the ground floor of the Maxwell Library and includes

these courses must complete the course successfully before

the following programs:

attempting any other course

The Haughey Academic Advising Program

any Introductory College

in

Skills

that area. (The credit earned

Core Curriculum Requirements nor The advising program serves freshmen and

who

all

other students

have yet to declare an academic major. Freshmen are

minimum number

in

may not be used to satisfy may it be applied toward the

course

of credits required for graduation

in

any major)

introduced to the advising program during orientation and participate in a

number

of

group and individual advising sessions

throughout the academic year The focus of the advising program is

on helping each student plan a program of study and make a

successful

and happy

transition to college

FRSK 100 Introductory College Skills: Intrusive Advising - A specialized learning/advising program for men offered by the Academic Achievement Center and conducted

in

a small group setting. Students

who wish

fresh-

further

life.

information about this course should contact the Academic

Enrichment Program

Achievement Center

A variety

FRSK 101 Introductory College

skills

of services

is

available to help strengthen those

most essential to effeaive learning both

throughout

in

college

and

The program

course tion

life.

is

based on the college's commitment to provide

will consist of

skills,

Skills:

Writing -The

an intensive review of basic communica-

chiefly those of reading

wish further information about

and

this

writing. Students

course should consult with

students with every opportunity to build upon strengths they

the chairperson of the Department of English or the Academic

have while correcting any deficiencies. This assistance

Achievement Center

is

provided through specialized courses

in English and mathematics and through resources such as Studying and Research Services,

the Writing Studio, Mathematics Services, Communication Laboratory, Second Tutorial assistance

Language Services and is

also provided.

Disability Resources.

FRSK 102 Introductory College Skills: Mathematics - Fundamental principles of algebra and geometry. Students who wish further information about this course should consult with the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and

Computer

Science, or the

Mathematics Laboratory

direaor of the Academic Achievement Center

14

who

director, or the


The Undergraduate BRIDGEWATER

Academic Experience

STATE COLLEGE

CONTINUING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION The Office of Continuing and Distance Education works closely with the academic schools to provide credit courses offered after

4

PM, off

campus

or

on weekends, during intersession and during

the summer. The office

is

responsible for

ity

which provides

for

handled by one payment each semes-

is

support needed to ensure the availabil-

all

of these services. Further information

on the ResNet program

can be found at http://resnet.bridgew.edu/.

undergraduate and

all

graduate courses offered via distance learning. Continuing and Distance Education also provides noncredit online courses and certificate

The ResNet program ter,

programs.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Continuing and Distance Education offers students an

PROGRAM

THE HONORS

opportunity to complete a degree started years ago, take

courses around a busy work and family schedule, further their

The Honors Program at Bridgewater State College encourages

knowledge, gain professional experience or learn something

new for

personal enjoyment. For more information, contact the

Continuing and Distance Education Office at 508.53 1 .2788 or visit

the

Web

site at

gifted

and highly motivated students to reach

potential through critical thinking, scholarship

their highest

and research.

Small classes and close student-faculty relations provide for the

www.bridgew.edu/cde.

vigorous and thorough exchange of ideas, while the program as a whole works to create an atmosphere fostering intellectual,

TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES

artistic

and academic achievement.

The program does not require students to complete additional Bridgewater State College strives to remain

A wireless

educational technology.

in

the forefront of

network across campus, an

array of technology-enhanced courses, classroom

and labora-

tories that integrate technology, a robust residence service,

and a program

for student

network

builds

upon the

initiated in fall

college's strengths in technology to

students at Bridgewater State College cational experience

Honors students meet with the dirertor or assistant director

once a semester to discuss 2004,

engage

all

a technology-rich edu-

in

and to help students develop

skills

senior years. For information on funds available to support stu-

the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research" below.

PROGRAM

The college's computer notebook program,

and by undertaking individualized

dent research, see "The Office of Undergraduate Research and

this catalog for additional details.

THE COMPUTER NOTEBOOK

years,

research programs with faculty mentors during their junior and

our technologically based society. See "The Educational

Environment" section of

instead, students earn honors credits by taking honors sections

of regular courses and/or honors colloquia during their fresh-

man and sophomore

notebook computers com-

bine to give Bridgewater State College students an advantage in

course work beyond the credit hours necessary for graduation;

that will

their

complete the program receive

advantages

at

home

to keep

up on e-mail and homework.

Beginning with freshmen entering applying to

all

subsequent entering

new full-time undergraduate

in

the

of

Fall

classes, the college requires

students to

own

credits place

them

in

a graduating class for

which notebooks are required. Students may purchase a computer on their

own

that meets the

minimum

specifications or

may

purchase their notebook through the college's agreement with a selected vendor offering competitive prices and the standard suite of office software.

More information about the notebook

program can be found at http://notebooks.bridgew.edu/.

it

who

a goal worth

brings and the

Commonwealth and Departmental Honors by undertaking

all

in

the Honors Program

of the requirements listed for

under Junior and Senior Years

Commonwealth Honors thus

for

two ways: Commonwealth

in

listed only

Departmental Honors.

runs throughout a student's under-

graduate career, whereas Departmental Honors takes place only in

the student's

last

two

years.

Commonwealth Honors

includes

the requirements for Departmental Honors; a student might

undertake only Departmental Honors

if

he or she transferred to

Bridgewater State College or developed an interest

honors work after the freshman

A

in

pursuing

year.

complete description of the opportunities and requirements

for the

RESIDENCE NETWORK

all

provides at a time of strong competition for gradu-

Honors or by undertaking the requirements

a notebook

computer. This policy also applies to full-time transfer students

whose accumulated

it

Students can participate

2004 and

an honors degree -

serious effort both for the intrinsic satisfaction

ate and career opportunities.

conneaed

the program. For

honors work completed with a grade of B (3.0) or higher, stu-

be invaluable before and after graduation. Students can access

stay

in

dents receive honors credit on their transcripts, and those

the Internet using the college's wireless network, find and view

course information and communicate with their classmates, and

work

Honors Program

is

available at

www.bridgew.edu/honors

program/ or the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of

The residence network (ResNet) service provides

all

resident

this catalog.

students with high-speed Internet access, reduced long distance

telephone charges, voice mail, and cable TV, which includes HBO,

NESN and movie channels

that air on Residence Life Cinema.

Every month, 16 recently released feature films are available for viewing.

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

15


bSc The

Undergraduate Academic Experience

BRIDGfcWATER STATE COLLEGE

THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND THE ADRIAN TINSLEY PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE

year and showcases

RESEARCH

The Graduate Application Reimbursement Program reimburses students who have previously received an ATP sum-

and groups

als

first

experiences

The Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research

mer

Undergraduate Research, provides opportunities to Bridgewater

scholarship or artistic

who wish

up to $250 worth of fees

or semester grant for

develop research projeas, learn

new

research

skills,

sophisticated understanding of the nature of academic research,

and have opportunities to present

work

and national conferences. The outcome of the

at regional

program

is

for students to

undergraduate journals. Students interested

Program can contact the

OUR Web

visiting the

THE BRIDGE: FINE ARTS

and research. The Tinsley Program supports a variety of undergraduate

proj-

conducted over the course of a semester, summer or longer,

involving research or other forms of scholarship or artistic

work

in all disciplines.

The projea may include laboratory research

the physical and

life

in

in

mathematics

sciences; research in education,

and business; scholarship

nationally,

and to publish

site at

in

national

in

these or the

508.53 1 .2436 or by

office at

www.bridgew.edu/our.

graduate with the self-confidence,

motivation and ability to conduct independent scholarship

ects,

and

reasearch and creative work by undergraduates

Tinsley

and creative

their research

The Office of Undergraduate Research features

tunities to present regionally

more

gain a

for applica-

outside sources of funding for undergraduate research, oppor-

of a full-time

Through ATP, students design and

faculty or librarian mentor.

and

tions to graduate schools. Additionally,

to pursue research,

work under the guidance

research by individu-

guests are welcome.

(www.bridgew.edu/atp/), with the support of the Office of

State College undergraduates

in

at the college. Faculty, staff, administration

the humanities and social sciences;

and stage performances, displays

The Bridge

is

A STUDENT JOURNAL OF

a journal of fiaion, nonfiaion, poetry,

visual art created

drama and

and published by undergraduate students

and alumni. Once each

year, students

and alumni are

invited to

submit their creative works which are competitively selected by a student editorial board. For more information, contact The Bridge at thebridgejournal@bridgew.edu, or at

508.531 .2983.

or research in the visual arts

and design.

INTERNSHIPS

The Tinsley Program provides year-round support of undergraduate research through a variety of competitive opportunities:

Summer Grants 1

weeks

of the

duaed under

ence with a are

awarded

summer on an

to students for

work done over

in-depth, research project con-

BSC

the supervision of a

faculty or librarian mentor.

The grant includes a stipend awarded to the student,

money for

also apply for additional

who may

research expenses, and a

Semester Grants

are

and

Travel Grants support students

who

at regional or national conferences,

and related

and off-campus work experi-

supervisor/employer for academic credit under

member

or noncredit through the

Internship Program. Internships allow students to gain careerrelated experience while

the

first

in

college,

an important factor

professional position. Students interested

first

in

check with their academic department

if

in

finding

internships

they wish to

receive credit. Credited internships are usually tied to a student's

awarded each semester

costs of research-related supplies

site

the guidance of a faculty

should

stipend for the faculty or librarian mentor.

registration

Internships consist of both on-

to offset the

academic major. Students need to have completed a

travel.

number

and go through a formal approval process

before credit can be awarded. To determine possible internship

present their research

and fund

of credit hours

specific

travel, lodging,

sites,

students should check with their academic department as

well as the Office of Career Services' Internship Program, which

fees.

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

maintains a database of internship opportunities

Bridgewater State College traditionally sends a number of

Some

students

students to the National Conference on Undergraduate

credit

may want

Research (NCUR), which

dinator to help locate opportunities, prepare for the internship

Students

may use

and present

their

is

held

in

different cities

each year

in

year.

tips for getting

work. takes place

meet with the career

services internship coor-

and resume and learn important

the most from the experience. These services

not

it is

for credit. For further information, see the

Programs" section of

and guests

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND

The Undergraduate Review: A Journal of Research and

LEARNING

Work

annually. For

publishes undergraduate research

more information and submission

guidelines,

see www.bridgew.edu/atp/ur.htm.

Midyear Symposium for Students

First

fall

semester each

SERVICE-

Bridgewater State College believes firmly

and importance

in

of experiential learning in

programs. Service-learning

and Second Year

takes place on the last day of the

"Academic

this catalog.

are welcome.

Creative

the region.

are offered to any student looking for an internship whether or

the Moakley Center and showcases under-

displays. Faculty, staff, students, administration

in

an internship but do not need

in

graduate research through oral and poster presentations

and

to

interview, develop a cover letter

their travel grants to attend the conference

The Undergraduate Research Symposium April

each

who choose to do

is

a teaching

the relevance

all

of

method

its

academic

that uses

com-

munity service to help students gain a deeper understanding of course objeaives, acquire

new knowledge and engage

in civic


bSc The Undergraduate BRIDGEWATER

A number of faculty incorporate service-learning

activity.

their

courses. The college has established a center for

and Service-Learning

Service

:ommunity contacts and service-learning

the

in

collect

into

Community

and volunteer opportunities. programs

at

Humanity, Jumpstart, Earth

Day projects, domestic and international alternative spring break Drograms, Old Colony Big Sister Big Brother, programs that focus Dn homelessness

and

poverty.

GETTING STARTED: ORIENTATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Meals on Wheels and many more.

designed to introduce

provides programs that are conducive to the academic and devel-

and coordinate programs that promote academic suc-

cess, to

CLINIC

vide families

more than 36

years, Bridgewater State College has

Developmental

Clinic

sponsored

Tient, service learning

affords students

from

and leadership development. The CPDC all

majors a challenging opportunity to

/olunteer as clinicians working with children Jisabilities,

clinic

program

is

to improve the "total develop-

Tient" of children with disabilities by

and aquatic

;tresses the

skills

improvement of

jning emotional-social :essful

and

involvement

Over a hundred students serve as ;ach semester,

making the CPDC the

development, and to pro-

their students with information

about

services,

program

is

June

in

divided into is

two

different programs.

The

initial

a comprehensive two-day, overnight intro-

duction to the college with an emphasis on placement testing,

academic advising and registration

for fall classes. Students also

have an opportunity to meet with faculty and

staff

and

learn

clinicians

through suc-

activities.

program provides parents with information about

support systems and resources for their students.

The second program

program

esteem by strength-

and sport

rent family services,

of their personalities

recreation

Orientation

vital physical,

patterns. In addition, the

aspeas

in play,

enhancing

children's self

and

social

about the resources available at the college. A one-day concur-

ages of 18 months to 18 years.

The aim of the

Tiotor

and youth with

enhance personal and

support systems and issues facing college students.

(CPDC), a nationally

ecognized academic program that fosters professional develop-

students and their families to the

opmental success of new students. The goals of orientation are to develop

:he Children's Physical

new

campus community. Through collaborative efforts between the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, orientation

CHILDREN'S PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTAL -or

LIFE

Bridgewater State College's orientation program has been

Bridgewater State College include community service components. Projects include Habitat for

CAMPUS

Campus Center to develop

and disseminate information on

addition, various student leadership

In

L

Academic Experience

STATE COLLEGE

when

fall

is

prior to the

opening of classes

students are given the opportunity to meet

learn the traditions of Bridgewater State College

assistance with transition to college

and

in

receive

life.

and group leaders

largest student organiza-

BSC students have determined hat the CPDC not only augments their professional preparation; )ut, upon graduation, is most critical to them when seeking ion on campus. Over the years,

employment and entrance to graduate school.

COLLEGE EVENTS AND SPECIAL

PROGRAMS hundreds of interesting programs, projects and events

Literally

are available at Bridgewater State College throughout each year.

Academic,

and

cultural

social activities

sponsored each year by students,

and programs are

faculty, staff

and alumni of the

EXCHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL

college

PROGRAMS

Parents Day, Convocation, the Massachusetts Hall of Black

Jridgewater State College students can study at :ies in

the world, including those

jpain, France

many

in Brazil,

and Jordan. Students have the opportunity to study in at more than a dozen institutions, including McGill

jsed for

travel

and

financial aid

one year attending a college or

describes

more than

1

75

Jr.

at Bridgewater State College, Dr. Martin Luther

Day Celebration and Breakfast, Awards

Springfest

Consult the Bridgewater State College Web

ous

bulletin

tions, for

for Excellence,

and the Holiday Concert. site,

the numer-

boards across the campus, as well as college publica-

information on

campus events as they

arise.

CULTURAL, SOCIAL, ATHLETIC AND university in another state

the in-state tuition rate. The National Student Exchange direc-

:ory

Homecoming,

may be

programs.

Through the National Student Exchange, students may spend jp to 3t

all

King

Ireland,

lanada

Jniversity. Scholarships are available,

include, but are certainly not limited to

Achievement

countries such as Brazil,

Canada, China, England,

and

universi-

and Portugal. Bridgewater State College has

jxchange programs lapan

in

the

new friends,

institutions involved in this pro-

gram. For further information contact the Office of Study Abroad,

/vww.bridgew.edu/studyabroad.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES In

addition to classroom instruction, Bridgewater State College

offers students a full social, cultural, athletic, recreational religious

life.

and

Art exhibits, lectures, concerts, movies, plays, work-

shops and sports events make for an active campus schedule. (Please refer to the college

complete

campus

listing of clubs,

Web site www.bridgew.edu for a

organizations and a calendar of

events.)

Through programs sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the Student Government Association, the Program

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information

Committee and other organizations.

supersedes the published version of this catalog.

17


bSc The

Undergraduate Academic Experience

BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE

members

of the college

community have opportunities

to attend

events featuring significant public figures and internationally

acclaimed performing

artists.

Students face

many

decisions involving housing, finances, health,

work, academic programs, post-undergraduate study and career

The Art Building and Maxwell Library feature galleries where exhibits are displayed

SERVICES TO STUDENTS

and the Rondileau Campus Center

offers

goals.

The Office of Student Affairs provides assistance

special

programs such as performances by the college Chorale

on-campus housing information, health

Society

and the Bridgewater State College Dance Company.

ter,

who

students

much

For

enjoy the theater, Bridgewater State College has

to offer. Major

produaions are presented by students

in

in

these decisions through personal and career counseling,

social aaivities

College Student

these services.

and

sen/ices, child care cen-

and student advocacy. The Bridgewater State

Handbook provides

It is

making off-

detailed information about

available at wvvw.bridgew.edu/handbook/.

the Department of Theater and Dance throughout the year.

Bridgewater State College has a strong athletic tradition

which has grown to include 21 intercollegiate teams, a

full

CHILDREN'S CENTER

varsity sports

range of intramural athletic programs and a number

of club sports programs. The Adrian Tinsley Center features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a walking track surfaces. The college

Athletic Association

is

a

member

(NCAA)

and multi-sport

The Children's Center provides high-quality care and education to preschool-aged children.

semester in

of the National Collegiate

Division

the Eastern Collegiate

III,

Athletic Conference

(ECAC) and the Massachusetts State College

Athletic Conference

(MASCAC).

in

Open from the beginning

September through the end of Summer Session

The campus radio station, WBIM-FM, provides coverage of full

range of musical and special interest program-

ming. Resident students have access to a cable television local access channel offering college news and information. The Office of Institutional

508.53

1

.

1

Communications maintains a Campus Events Line

768, a weekly recording of campus events.

RELIGIOUS LIFE The college supports student pursuit of ally

and

in

spirituality

both individu-

groups. The college provides groups of students the

opportunity to form student organizations so they

may

utilize col-

lege facilities for meetings and events as well as request funding

from the Student Government Association. The Catholic Center (122 Park Avenue) and the Christian Fellowship Center (29

Road) are independent

and

entities that offer students

individual opportunities for worship

and

Shaw

both group

service.

II

ranging from two half days to five

full

days. This

model program,

accredited by the National Association for the Education of is

also available for observation, fieldwork

data collection. The Children's Center

events plus a

fall

August, the center offers nine different enrollment options

Young Children,

Community members keep abreast of events and programs through a variety of campus media. The student newspaper. The Comment, and the college's home page focus on news and feature stories highlighting campus life and individual achievements.

of the

Campus

School,

Room

is

located

in

and

the Burnell

135. For additional information contact

the Children's Center at 508.53

1

.

1

244, www.bridgew.edu/child-

renscenter/ or by e-mail at childrencenter@bridgew.edu.


Undergraduate Admission For information

about admission to graduate programs, please

e.

language study.

consult the "School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog.

who

give

evidence of intelleaual capacity, motivation, character and

who

Bridgewater State College seeks to admit students

have a record of scholastic achievement. An

effort

attraa candidates of diverse academic, economic,

is

made

f.

class

from those applicants

who

arts g.

English, mathematics,

computer

science, foreign

and humanities.

Students are encouraged to elect courses that are consistent with their personal, educational and career goals. These cours-

can benefit from the educa-

es

Bridgewater State College.

may

include, but are certainly not limited to, such offerings

as computer science, business, communications, psychology

and

Bridgewater State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability,

in

language, natural and physical science, visual and performing

to

procedures are designed to assist the college to select a fresh-

man

Students should choose from additional college preparatory courses

racial, religious

and geographic backgrounds. The admission requirements and

tional opportunities at

Students are encouraged to elect additional years of foreign

sociology.

Students graduating from vocational-technical high schools

sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information,

may

marital status, political belief or affiliation, or veteran status.

substitute vocational-technical vocabulary course

for the foreign language requirement even

courses are offered

FRESHMAN ADMISSION

cal

REQUIREMENTS

courses

in their

may be used

to

high schools.

the

fulfill

if

Two

work

foreign language

vocational-techni-

two required

electives.

STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES Candidates for admission to the freshman class must submit the

APPLICATION FORM

results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test

the American College Test (ACT). Candidates should have

Each candidate should submit the Bridgewater State College

allows the candidate to provide additional information concern-

academic and extracurricular

interests.

Program or the American College Testing Program during the

academic year

The college

Web site, www. Common Application as well

in

which application

is

made

to the college.

For evaluation according to the provisions of Chapter 344,

prefers students to apply online at the college's

bridgew.edu, but also accepts the

as

students with learning disabilities are expected to submit verification

other elearonically formatted applications.

from

their

guidance

most

office. In

cases, a copy of the

student's current Individualized Educational Plan (lEP)

may be

official transcript of their

second-

ary school record be sent directly to the Office of Admission.

The

strength of the applicant's curriculum, grades, weighted grade point average and class rank as well as the level of competition in

required for academic advising and special services

preparatory subjerts:

Chapter 344, Section 19 of the 1983 Acts and Resolves of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts states that: "No resident of the commonwealth who has been diagnosed as being developmentally

4

Mathematics

cific

language

but not limited

disabilities,

by chapter seventy-one

English (a)

units

to,

having dyslexia or other spe-

by any evaluation procedure prescribed

B,

or equivalent testing, shall be required to

take any standardized college entrance aptitude test to gain admit-

3 units

tance to any public institution of higher education

3 units

wealth. Admission shall

History/Social Science (d)

2 units

excluding standardized achievement testing.

Foreign Language (e)

2 units

Elective Units

2 units

years prior to their planned entrance date are exempt from the

4

standardized testing requirement.

Science

(b)

(c)

(f)

Related Courses (g) English

and

Candidates

units

must be college preparatory courses

literature,

writing

in

in

such

subjeas as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, elementary func-

is

and mathematical

strongly

A fourth year of mathematics students who plan to enter fields

analysis.

recommended

for

such as computer science,

common-

g'-aduated from high school three or

factors

more

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REVIEW

skills.

Mathematics must be college preparatory courses tions

the

composition

which include the development of reading,

and comprehension

who

in

be determined by all other relevant

Freshman admission to Bridgewater State College

c.

when

students enroll.

disabled, including

b.

the

the applicant's high school are taken into consideration.

The secondary program should include the following college

a.

is

appropriate verifying document. More specific documentation

HIGH SCHOOL RECORD Candidates must request an

official

score reports forwarded direaly from the Educational Testing

application. The form, aside from collecting biographical data,

ing their

(SAT Reasoning Test) or

management science, mathematics,

is

selective.

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has established

minimum admission standards

that require candidates to

earn a "B" average for the required high school units mentioned above. Students

whose average

falls

below

this

requirement can

pre-engineering or the sciences.

meet the standard by the use of a sliding scale that begins with compensating SAT scores above 920, or an ACT composite

Two

score above 19.

d. This

of the science courses

must include laboratory work.

requirement should include one year of United States

history

and government.

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

also

No

student can be admitted

grade point average the

falls

whose high school

below "C." Detailed information about

DHE admission standards can be found on

their

Web site.

at vwvw.bridgew.edukatalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

19


Undergraduate Admission www.mass.edu. Admission decisions

at Bridgewater are

based

do not have a

direct equivalent at

upon the strength

academic

com-

be counted as

fulfilling elective

of the candidate's

profile as

Bridgewater State College

requirements

in

may

the curriculum.

same degree

pared to the pool of applicants. Generally, more than 7,500

Transfer students are required to

applications are reviewed for a freshman class of 1,500.

ments as any other student; however, any student who has com-

Since Bridgewater State College seeks students

who

will

con-

tribute to the college in a variety of ways, other faaors are con-

sidered

in

the admission decision. These include demonstrated

leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, motivation,

maturity and special aptitudes and talents. Letters of

recommen-

Massachusetts State Colleges

completed

from educationally disadvan-

taged environments, working adults and candidates

who

throughout the

number site,

many group in

the

college

Web

- Gates

Bridgewater,

MA 02325.

90 hours

of transfer

toward the degree.

Grades

taken at an institution other than BSC

for courses

compute

a student's grade point average. Only

PROGRAM

JOINT ADMISSION Community

and deferred enrollment may be found

of Admission

of

Bridgewater State College participates with the Massachusetts

Additional information concerning admission procedures,

the Viewbook. Copies

69 hours

and a telephone reservation

Viewbook or on the

application fees, standardized testing requirements for admis-

in

institution are limited to

BSC grade point average.

www.bridgew.edu.

sion, notification date

One

must be

courses actually taken at BSC are used to calculate a student's

information sessions offered

year. Dates, times

are available

credit

fields

toward the degree. Students transferring from an

are not used to

Interviews are not required. Students are encouraged to

attend one of the

and minor

accredited four-year institution are limited to

exhibit

exceptional potential.

not be subjea to additional

at Bridgewater State College. Students transferring

wishes to submit are welcomed and encouraged.

for three years or more, students

will

half of the required courses in major

transfer credit

given to applicants out of high school

require-

core curriculum requirements at Bridgewater State College.

from an accredited two-year

is

the

pleted the general education requirements of one of the other

dation and any additional supporting information a candidate

Special consideration

fulfill

may be obtained from

the Office

Dean College and Quincy College

in

State College for transfers from participating institutions

enrolled

in

ate degree

House, Bridgewater State College,

Colleges,

Joint

Admission. This program guarantees admission to Bridgewater

who

are

preapproved programs of study, providing the associis

completed. Joint Admission students must maintain

a cumulative grade point average at the two-year college of 2.5 or better to be eligible. Transfers indicate their desire to participate in Joint Admission

TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

by contacting either the Admissions Office or Transfer Office at their

Bridgewater State College welcomes applications from qualified

community

college.

A

written application for Joint

upon enrollment

Admission can be

filed

pating institution.

One semester

at the two-year partici-

prior to their

planned enrollment

transfer students. To qualify for transfer admission, a student

must have earned

at Bridgewater State College, Joint 1

Admission students must

file

2 semester hours of transferable credit; oth-

an Intent to erwise the applicant

is

Enroll

form

in lieu

of a regular Bridgewater State

considered under freshman College application. This form

is

available from the transfer coun-

admission requirements. selor at the participating colleges or the Office of Admissions at

Transfer applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their pre-

vious college work and must request an

official transcript to

be

sent from each college or university attended. Transfer applicants

who

have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits must also

submit to an

official

Bridgewater State College. To complete the review process, an official transcript of all

prior institution(s)

college

work completed

to date at any

and the community college must be requested

by the applicant. BSC's Joint Admission deadlines are November

high school transcript and standardized 1

for spring

and March

1

for

fall.

testing results.

in

It is expeaed that candidates for transfer admission will be good standing at the last institution attended and will have

earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 or higher on a

For students transferring from Massachusetts

4.0 scale. Students transferring fewer than 24 semester hours

community colleges

of credit

must present a minimum cumulative grade point aver-

age of 2.5 on a 4.0

scale. Special consideration

may be granted

for exceptional high school performance, evidence of maturity

and motivation, or other extenuating circumstances and handled on an individual

are

minimum

basis.

eligibility

will

be

minimum grade

of "C-"

is

(effective January 1990) 1)

Requirements for Transfer Compact Status

A student

shall

be

eligible for transfer

compaa status

if

he or she

has met the following requirements: •

requirements and do not

Transfer aedit toward the degree will be granted for course

completed at other accredited

to Bridgewater State College

Please note that these

guarantee admission to the college or to a specific degree program.

20

COMMONWEALTH TRANSFER COMPACT

institutions of higher education.

Completed an associate's degree with a minimum of 60 hours exclusive of developmental course work.

•

Achieved a cumulative grade point average of not a 4.0 system) at the

work

2.0

A

degree. This

required for credit transfer. Courses that

(in

is

merely a

less

than

community college awarding the point average and by

minimum grade

no means guarantees admission.

/


Undergraduate Admission

6 credit hours

Behavioral and Social Science

9 credit hours

Humanities and Fine Arts

9

Absent a satisfactory resolution, differences of interpretation

8 credit hours

Mathematics

3 credit hours

The community college from which the student

DECISION

applying

is

fulfilled

AND NOTIFICATION DATES

Early Action

Program*

Freshman candidates may apply under the

the compact specifications.

Candidates need to have

be Transferred

2) Credits to

The 35 credits will

in

in

section

25 additional

transfer credits. These credits

may be transferred

appropriate.

Only college-level course credits consistent with the recom-

Undergraduate Experience

compaa.

Credits

A student ofifered

included qualifies

life

experience evaluations for course credit

when under

this

admission under the Early

Candidates Reply Date to

offer.

for the fall

completed application by

Feb.

1

semester must submit their 5 for consideration. Candidates

this deadline are notified of the

decision no later than April

the community college certifies that a student

1

Regular Freshman Admission*

meeting

may be

May

the

until

Freshman applicants

awarded

by the sending institution through CLEP, challenge examinations

and other

cycle.

respond to the college's

publication are included under this

1

5.

A

Admission Committee

number

limited

compact.

this

compact may be required

who transfers

The student changes

admission or by Nov. his or her

program upon entering

any,

and the requirements of the student's major

receiving institution total

more than 68

1

for

1

for

September

January admission for

basis as the application

file

done on a

is

becomes complete.

September admission begins

in

rolling

Notification for

March.

at the

credits.

Under these circumstances, transfer students the

1

Notification for transfer candidates

The combination of additional core curriculum requirements, if

Nov.

priority consideration.

Bridgewater State College, or •

is

Transfer Admission* Transfer applications should be filed by April

no more than 68

to take

additional credits unless: •

freshman

Beyond the Associate's Degree

To complete the baccalaureate degree, a student

under

of

candidates are accepted for the spring semester each year. The application deadline for priority consideration

3) Credits

the

admission and reviews the application again during the regular admissions

set forth in the

need

will

file in

college either offers admission, denies admission or defers

as free electives

Action Program has

mended standards

on

mid-December. The

Early Action applicants are notified by

be accepted as

credits will

the student's major, or any combination, as Bridgewater State

deems

transcripts

Office of Admissions by Nov. 16.

toward any additional core curriculum requirements, toward

College

and

to have their application complete

I

College core curriculum requirements. of

Early Action Program.

the standardized testing

fulfilled

requirements on or before the November test date and

core curriculum courses specified

be applied toward the fulfillment of the Bridgewater State

A minimum

to the State-Wide Transfer

is

responsible for identifying on the transcript of the candidate that

the student has

may be presented

Coordinating Committee.

credit hours

Natural or Physical Science

then have the

institutions shall

opportunity to resolve the differences.

requirements, exclusive of developmental course work: English Composition/Writing

two

Representatives from the

Completed the following minimum core curriculum

•

will

same requirements as students who began

*A student who has been denied admission to Bridgewaater may not register for courses at the college.

be subject to

their

undergradu-

State College

ate education at Bridgewater Stale College.

4) If

Note: The college reserves the right to dose admission at

Admission to Competitive Majors or Programs

because of space or

does not admit

all

fiscal limitations

who

the receiving institution

qualified applicants to a given major or pro-

gram, the receiving institution cants

any time.

will

use the

are transfer students under this

same

criteria for appli-

compaa as

it

does

for

REINSTATEMENT AND READMISSION Undergraduate students

one

for

its

native students.

5)

Student Appeals

or

who

have not registered for courses

more semesters, or who have been academically

separated from the college and

A student who

not been applied Initially,

an application

believes that the provisions of this fairly

compact have

has the right to appeal.

award

be resolved between the student and

the receiving institution.

If

a difference remains unresolved,

the student shall present his or her evaluation of the situation to the institution

Note: See Catalog

from which the student

Web Addenda

is

An

transferring.

to re-enroll

must

file

for reinstatement/readmission with the Office of official transcript

any) since last enrolling at

differences of interpretation regarding the

of transfer credit shall

Admission.

who wish from

BSC as

all

colleges attended

(if

well as a personal statement

explaining the circumstances of separation/non-enrollment must

be submitted with the application while meeting the above published priority deadlines for transfer students.

Upon readmission/reinstatement, will

transfer credit,

be awarded according to established

policies.

if

applicable,

The grade

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

21


Undergraduate Admission

J BSC upon separation

point average achieved at

will

be resumed

when

as grades achieved at other institutions are not included

Students lege must

who have been

for

graduates of three-year diploma

schools of nursing to complete programs leading to degrees

academically separated from the col-

meet the requirements

made

Provisions have been

BSC grade point average.

calculating a student's

PROGRAM FOR REGISTERED NURSES any of the academic majors being offered at the college.

of separation outlined by their

appropriate dean before being considered for readmission.

in

While encouraging registered nurses to pursue degree work for personal enrichment, the college supports the guidelines of

the National League of Nursing for the professional education

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION International students

who

wish to apply

of nurses. These guidelines caution nurses

for

responsibilities in the field of nursing, that

the college should address a letter of inquiry to the Office of

Admission indicating

their educational

area of study. Eligible candidates

will

background and intended

be mailed a special interna-

and asked

tional student admission application packet

and

official transcripts

credentials. Students for

whom

is

a second language will be required to submit an official copy of results

from the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL),

unless they have at least

two

an American

years' experience in

Documentation of All

financial support resources

to TOEFL, to submit official results of the

in

students'

SAT Reasoning or ACT

orientation/registration period, international

TOEFL examination records and academic

be evaluated for placement

will

Through

in

admission program, students accepted

this special

to the college are granted

nursing work.

Where

60

credit hours for their school or

may be used

applicable, these credits

all

others transferring into the college, registered nurses are to

meet the same degree requirements as outlined

transcripts

Bridgewater State College participates

Regional Student Program. The program

New

the

appropriate English as a

in

the is

New

New

state tuition rate plus surcharge tuition in certain

Department of

English. In addition to the

records, other institutional

than nine

months

in

no

college.

whom

English

is

to the

TOEFL and SAT

scores,

in

an

appropriate level of English as a Second Language (ESL) and

Depending on placement, students

will

complete

can take three additional credits

in

to 6 ESL.

Students are exempt from taking ESL courses based on the following

criteria:

reading score of 68 or above on the Accuplacer

SAT verbal score

GPA

of

450

or

TOEFL score

granted to entering stu-

Advanced Placement Program Bridgewater State College participates

in

the Advanced

Placement Program of the College Board, providing academic credit for students qualified for ing.

advanced placement stand-

Those interested should take the College Board Advanced

Placement

tests

Admissions

and have the

results

submitted to the Office of

for evaluation. Students scoring three, four or five

receive placement

and

credit

from the college.

Bridgewater State College awards academic credits that students

above

above from a high school

may earn though in

the United States

or another English-speaking country

is

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

of 3.00 or

credit

college-level proficiency through

established procedures.

upon admission

transcripts, Accuplacer,

credits in ESL. Students

who have demonstrated

a second language are evaluated

their English proficiency

Based on

dents

language proficiency assessment, students are placed

writing.

Information about the program can be obtained from the

Bridgewater State College Office of Admission.

Advanced standing with college

as well as precollege writing samples and other valid methods of

at

ADVANCED STANDING

PLACEMENT POLICY FOR ESL POPULATIONS and tested on

in-

programs

advance of the expeaed date

of admission.

Students for

designed

Bridgewater State College.

above-mentioned

placement exams may be

required. Candidates should begin the application procedure less

is

England residents to study at the

to permit qualified

writing courses offered through the

England

administered by

England Board of Higher Education and

Foreign Languages and

mandatory

in

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

Second Language courses offered through the Department of in

to

meet core curriculum, major or elective requirements. As with

addition

Assessment exam. initial

nursing education.

in

the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog.

required.

is

students applying as freshmen are required,

During the

degrees

expeaed

college or university.

degree programs to

be pursued should be taken only at those institutions which offer

to submit

English

career goals

assume supervisory and/or teaching

include the opportunity to

admission to

whose

of or

(computer-based)

above 550 (paper-based) or

the College Level

73

of the

College Board. Credit earned with

1

Exam Program (CLEP)

toward tive

fulfilling

CLEP examinations may be applied

core curriculum requirements, major and elec-

requirements. The chart

about the

specific

in this

section provides information

CLEP examinations and equivalent j

BSC

courses.

1


Undergraduate Admission Exam Score

BSC Credit

BSC Course

BUSINESS 50

ACF1 100

3

Law

50

ACFI 305

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

C0MP1XX

3

50

MGMT130

3

50

MGMT 200

3

American Literature

50

ENGL 231 and 232

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

ENGL2XX

6

English Composition with Essay

50

ENGL

101 and 102

6

English Literature

50

ENGL 221 and 222

6

Humanities

50

ENGL 221 andARTH

1

50

LAFR101 and 102

6

French Language, Level 2

59

LAFR 101/102/251/252

12

Rnancial Accounting (introduced 6/30/07) Introductory Business

Principles of

Management

Principles of Marketing

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE

101

6

FOREIGN LANGUAGES French Language, Level

German Language,

Level

1

50

LAGE101 and 102

6

German Language,

Level 2

63

LAGE101/102/151/2XX

12

1

50

LASP101 and 102

6

Spanish Language, Level 2

63

LASP 101/102/151/200

12

American Government

50

POL1 172

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

TRAN 1XX

3

History of the United States

50

HIST 221

3

50

HIST 222

3

50

PSYC 224

3

Spanish Language, Level

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Colonization to

1

1:

Early

877

History of the United States

II: 1

865 to Present

Human Growth and Development Principles of

Microeconomics

50

ECON

101

3

Principles of

Macroeconomics

50

ECON 102

3

50

PSYC 100

3

50

TRAN 1XX

6

Introductory Sociology

50

SOCI102

3

Western

Civilization

1:

50

HIST 111

3

Western

Civilization

II:

50

HIST 112

3

Biology

50

BIOL 100/102

8

Calculus

50

MATH

141

3

Chemistry

50

CHEM

131/132

College Algebra

50

MATH 105

College Mathematics

50

MATH 100 and

Natural Sciences

50

BIOL 102 and

Precalculus

50

MATH 100

Introductory Psychology Social Sciences

SCIENCE

Note: See Catalog

and History

Ancient Near East to 1648

1648 to Present

AND MATHEMATICS

Web Addenda

4&3 3

105

TRAN 1 XX

6

8 3

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.


Undergraduate Admission Credit by

ed

in

CLEP

regarded as transfer credit and

is

is

not reflea-

the BSC grade point average. CLEP transcripts are regarded

as four-year-school transfer credit and are counted towards the

maximunn allowance isfy

of transfer credit.

CLEP

credit

does not

sat-

residency requirements for financial aid, student housing or

student medical insurance purposes.

CLEP is

credit

completed

may

not be awarded

either prior to or later

examination or

if

if

equivalent course work

than the equivalent CLEP

the CLEP equivalent already appears on a stu-

requirements waived or satisfied though

prior,

some exams

CLEP examinations.

require higher scores to earn

may arrange

to take

CLEP examinations

at

any of

the national test centers, including Bridgewater State College.

Those interested

in

taking CLEP examinations at BSC should con-

Office of Testing Services in the

Academic Achievement

Center at 508.531.1780.

BSC

Office of Testing Services:

has earned a bachelor's degree at Bridgewater

a field of study substantially different from the

may be admit-

An undergraduate non-degree student may register for new degree-seeking

Undergraduate Office of Admission, providing

initial

in

degree

official transcripts

previous colleges other than Bridgewater State College.

Please note that second bachelor degree candidates are subject to transfer admission deadlines of April 1

1

for fall entrance

and

for spring entrance.

Admission

is

dependent on approval of the department

in

which the student wishes to pursue a major. Certain departments

may recommend that the student pursue a graduate program with some prerequisite courses rather than a second bachelor's degree. Some majors have specific admission requirements and/or limited space, which may result in a student not being accepted into the desired major. For second undergraduate degree graduation requirements,

see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog.

24

in

August and January.

Once an undergraduate non-degree student has earned more

credit hours,

1

5 or

he or she must meet with a representative of

the Office of Admission to determine the purpose of continuing

as a non-degree student.

minimum

Note:

A

If

a non-degree student

in

of

is

seeking to will

in

the catalog.

If

admitted,

student

effea at the time of matriculation and com-

30

credit hours as a matriculated student.

who

has been denied undergraduate admis-

sion to Bridgewater State College

the college.

program. That student should make application through the

Nov.

Policies" section

academic standards).

plete a

ted to the college to pursue an additional bachelor's degree

all

"Undergraduate Academic

more information regarding undergraduate

the student must satisfy the requirements for a bachelor's degree

SECOND DEGREE OPTION

from

non-degree student should

not eligible for financial aid

A non-degree student must have a high school diploma or GED and must meet any prerequisites for the courses for which he or she wishes to register. A non-degree student must also

admission requirements as outlined

State College or at another accredited institution

skills

stu-

or various other services provided for degree-seeking students.

under the catalog

who

to

be required to apply as a degree-seeking student and meet the

College Board Online: www.collegeboard.com/clep

student

A is

obtain a degree from Bridgewater State College, he or she

www.bridgew.edu/

TestingServices

A

review or improve certain

an undergraduate non-degree

dent at Bridgewater State College.

students have been held

Students

who wishes

courses after the registration sessions for

full credit.

taa the

his or her interests or to

register for courses as

of this catalog for

recommendation that a student achieve a

score of 50 to earn credit for most

Please note that

may

ing students (see the

Bridgewater State College follows the American Council

minimum

broaden

not wish to seek a degree but

maintain the same academic standards required of degree-seek-

academic arrangement.

of Education (ACE)

A student who does

be aware, however, that he or she

dent transcript. CLEP credit may not be retroaaively substituted for

NON-DEGREE STATUS

may

not register for courses at


Tuition and Fees

1)

APPLICATION FEES A of

is

required of

all

May

State College, Box

Upon

students applying for admission.

acceptance, an advance tuition deposit of

is

1

2)

for

in

the

fall

4) Financial aid

semester,

$80

for

Students

students.

all

may be used

to pay your tuition, fees, room,

board, books, as well as flex points or dining points on

your Connect Card.

and readmitted students. For the spring semester, the is

calling our cashiers at

BSC Student Account Suite at www. click on the e-Bill icon.

3) Online through the

be $ 1 60 for freshmen and $80 for

this orientation fee will

orientation fee

and

bridgew.edu/studentaccounts and

entering the college. For students entering

transfers

expiration date

credit card

508.531.1225.

students will be assessed an orientation fee upon

new

Street, Bridgewater,

MasterCard or Visa by providing your

number and

nonrefundable. All

Summer

131

1,

MA 02325.

$200 must be

commuter students accepted for the fall semester. Students accepted with on-campus housing must also submit a $300 residence hall deposit. The tuition deposit submitted by

to Bridgewater State

College mailed to Student Accounts Office, Bridgewater

nonrefundable undergraduate application and processing fee

$25

Check or money order payable

who

have received an award

Financial Aid Office

may

from the

letter

claim the award specifically

designated for the semester. The amount to be claimed

AND FEES 2009-2010

TUITION

must be indicated on the

ACADEMIC YEAR

bill.

Students wishing to claim credit for financial assistance from sources other than the Bridgewater State College Financial

Daytime Course Charges

Aid Office (outside scholarships, waivers, loans,

who

Full-time undergraduate students

dents pay approximately $910 per year

Board

for resident students

year. Please

is

note that

breakdown

For a

Fees table ule

year,

in

all

in tuition

campus

required fees. Students residing on

$5,640 and $6,962 per

are Massachusetts resi-

depending on the

is

and $5,563

are charged facility

of these costs, please see the Tuition

should be noted

this

charged

all

tuition

ConnectCard.htm or

For your convenience there

who

an evening

(or

additional charges. Evening tuition

is

weekend) course may

$23 1 .80 per

credit

taking

1

will

be charged

hour with no credit hour maximum.

time undergraduate students

who

incur

charged at $38 per credit

hour with no credit hour maximum. Evening fees at

Full-

are Massachusetts residents

2 credit hours for evening courses pay approximately

$910 per year

in tuition

and $5,563

in

required fees. Students

on campus are charged between $5,640 and $6,962

residing

in

Boyden

Hall

for

on the

call

first

508.531.2897.

box located

a 24-hour drop

is

floor outside the Office of Student

your payments and signed

bills. In

addition, the

open evening hours the

two

Student Accounts Office

is

weeks

Monday through Thursday, 8 am

of each semester

Students

and fees associated with the cost to provide

enroll in

that

first

-7 pm.

be

the evening programs. As a result, full-time undergraduate day

students

campus

accepts the Connect Card. For more information on the

Accounts

will

must

bookstore

for laundry, vending,

sched-

year.

evening undergraduate courses

may be used

Flex points

items and food services at any location on

and

Evening Course Charges in

etc.)

documentation verifying the

Connect Card please see www.bridgew.edu/PSCC/

subject to change. Published tuition and fees are for the

Students enrolled

occupied.

figures are subject to change.

It

official

assistance to the Student Accounts Office by the due date.

in

between

approximately $3,400 average per

the following pages.

2009-20 10 academic

do so by sending the

who

credit hours for

of

$235 per

enrolled

take credits

in

excess of

degree completion

credit

hour for these

will

(118 percent of

1

20 minimum required

Any $235 per credit hour surcharge.

In

in

from other

1

to

credits) at

42

will

142

credits

no additional

be subject to the

determining accumulated

credit hours, students should exclude

transferred

example, students

may take up

credits taken in excess of

charge.

8 percent of required

be assessed a surcharge

credits. For

baccalaureate programs

in

1 1

from their

total

any credits

institutions.

Senior Citizens

per year, depending on the facility occupied. Board for resident Tuition

students

is

approximately $3,400 per year. Please note that

and

1/2 fees

ifi

the day and/or 1/2 tuition and 1/2 fees for

all

courses 4 pm or after are waived to any person 60 years of age or

figures are subject to change. older.

breakdown

For a

and Fees"

in

of these costs, please see

"Semester Tuition

the following pages. This schedule

is

be

1

12 fees

and bring proof of age to the

eligible.

subject

SGA (Student Government Association) Fee

to change.

Billing

The person must pay

Registrar's Office to

This fee

and Fee Payment

is

charged to

all

degree-seeking undergraduate students

attending classes. Students are billed through the Student Accounts Office annually ter.

The

in July

Students

and November,

will receive

an

e-bill notification will

prior to the start of

e-bill for

the semester charges.

Fewer than 1

1

2 semester hours

2 semester hours or

more

$25.00 $50.00

be sent to the BSC assigned e-mail

account. For the latest information on billing and dures,

each semes-

payment proce-

go to www.bridgew.edu/studentaccounts/. Payment may

be made by the following methods:

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

25


Tuition and Fees

Other Fees

DINING CHARGES $1,017.00

Health Insurance Fee (waivable)

$50.00

Meal

$125.00

Plan

Parking Decal Fee (waivable) 8 credits or less

9

credits or

more

$15.00

Software Fee Hospitalization/Major Medical coverage for

all

more

A Student Health

Insurance brochure can be obtained from the

required by Massachusetts state law.

Student Accounts Office 508.53 Services 508.53

1

.

1

252.

If

1

.

1

225

a student

is

Guest

Cost

$700.00

5

$1864.00

Gold**

210

$210.00

5

$1633.00

or the Office of Health

Silver

75

$500.00

5

$1589.00

Bronze***

15

$200.00

N/A

$329.00

covered under a similar Dining Dollars expire the end of each semester.

Gold Meal Plan: highly recommended for freshmen. Bronze Meal Plan: ONLY for Great Hill Student Apartments

*

Full

$$$•

150

the online waiver at www.bridgew.edu/healthservices. Failure to leave an outstanding balance due on the student's

will

Din.

Platinum

plan and wishes to waive the coverage, he/she must complete

do so

Base Meal

students carry-

ing nine credits or

is

Per Semester Rates

bill.

and commuters.

$1,017.00

Year

$601.00

Spring

REFUND POLICY

Distance Learning Fee (interactive video conferencing courses,

telecourses, teleweb courses

Notification Requirements

and $50.00

video courses) Official Transcript

Official Transcript

$5.00

Charge

ing through the All

$ 1 0.00

who

undergraduate matriculated (degree seeking) students

withdraw from school must communicate that withdrawal

Charge (per copy with

2-5 working days to process)

On-the-Spot

All

in writ-

Academic Achievement Center.

graduate matriculated (degree seeking) students

who

withdraw from school (program) must communicate that withdrawal

SEMESTER RESIDENCE HALL AND DINING CHARGES

All

in

withdrawals from courses must be communicated by the

student

Room

writing through the (School of Graduate Studies).

in

writing through the Registrar's Office.

Nonattendance $2,833.00

drawal and

Woodward Hair

$2,883.00

for

Shea/Durgin Halls*

$2,883.00

college form

East Hall

(Single)

$3,282.00

(Double)

$2,938.00

Pope and Scott Halls*

Crimson

$3,211.00

(Double)

Student Apartments*

$2,820.00

DiNardo/Miles*

$3,233.00

Mandatory Residential Aaivity Fee

$

ResNet Program Fee

1

0.00

$160.00 1

will result in a failing

course charges except

In

on

is

order to assist students

will

withdrawal from

in

be awarded as follows: 100 percent refund dur-

ing the drop/add period;

financing their education, the

Management

through regularly scheduled payments over a 10-month

No

refund

in

the second

drop/add period has

will

be available thereafter.

Seven-Week Quarter Courses. Refunds will

for

be awarded as follows:

refund during weekdays 4 and 5 of the quarter. will

Management Systems, the Tuition Management Systems

No

refund

be available thereafter.

Odd-Day, Non-Standard Courses. The refund

odd-day, non-standard courses

will

refund during the drop/add period.

period. For information call Tuition

www.afford.com.

after the

100 percent refund during the drop/add period; 70 percent

expenses out of current income

refer to

85 percent refund

ended; and a 70 percent refund during the third week of the

Policy 1.3.

site

official

file.

week, during the four weekdays

Systems. This company's plan offers a low-cost, flexible system for financing educational

Web

grade. Students are responsible

when an

seven-week quarter courses

MANAGEMENT PLAN

.800.722.4867, or

with-

Full-Semester Courses. Refunds for full-semester

Policy 1.1.

courses

semester.

50.00 more per semester

college has contracted exclusively with Tuition

1

official

Standard and "Non-Standard Date" Semester Courses

Policy 1.2.

TUITION

does not constitute

$3,481.00

Hall (Single)

*Single rooms are $

1)

all

at class

available thereafter.

be a 100 percent

No

refund

will

be

for


Tuition and Fees STATE COLLEGE

2)

RETURN OF FINANCIAL AID POLICY

Noncredit Courses Offered Through Continuing Education nology courses course.

Students

Nontechnology Courses. The refund

Policy 2.1.

No

will

refund

00 percent

prior to the start of the

for four or

will

weekend days)

(including

be

1

aid award.

00 percent

five or

prior to the start of class;

to the

end

The refund

fee).

no refund

poli-

90 percent up

ships to the federal or state

of the student's financial aid

summer

courses

will

Summer

Courses. Refunds for five-week

be awarded as follows:

00 percent

1

refund during the drop/add period; 70 percent refund during

weekdays four and

five of the

summer

session;

and no

1

1

the three weekdays after the drop/add period has ended; and thereafter.

no refund

will

for

a repayment to

until

Meal

Plan,

percent refund after the

in

be awarded as

will

Policy 4.2.

of the semester. See

Web

in

the second week, during the four weekdays

week

effect

site for

actual

retain

all

may

financial aid.

scholarship/grant funds a withdrawn student very possible that a student

who receives

may

BSC Student Accounts

Office

retain.

financial aid

withdraws during the Return of Title IV funds period balance to the

institutional

will

and

owe a

and may be required

to

undergraduate, matriculated (degree seeking) students

who withdraw from

school must notify,

of the semester.

No

Meal Plan - Dining. Refunds

refund thereafter.

for

writing, both the

Financial Aid Office.

graduate, matriculated (degree seeking) students

withdraw from school (program) must

notify, in writing,

who both the

Note: Federal, State or Institutional regulations, and/or action by the Department of Higher Education may necessitate revision to the above Return of Financial Aid Policy.

-

Meal Plan

in

School of Graduate Studies and the Financial Aid Office.

drop/add period has ended; and a 70 percent refund

during the third

Funds requirement remains

the current semester. After those dates the student

in

All

and Dining and Flex Dollars

100 percent refund during the drop/add period; 85

follows:

IV

may

or to the federal government.

Academic Achievement Center and the

Housing. Refunds for housing

Policy 4.1.

BSC

60 percent point

the

dates

All

be 100 percent during the drop/add period;

thereafter.

4) Housing,

must be returned by BSC to the

repay funds to the U.S. Department of Education.

Odd-Day, Non-Standard Courses. The refund

these courses

awarded based on the length

the student received a cash disbursement of aid, he or she

It is

refund during the drop/add period; 70 percent refund during

Policy 3.3.

retain only a prorated

Funds formula and dates to calculate the amount of

0-Week Summer Courses. Refunds for 0-week summer courses will be awarded as follows: 1 00 percent

no refund

may

Bridgewater State College uses the Federal Return of Title IV

refund thereafter. Policy 3.2.

be mailed to

Department of Education or Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Return of Title

Five-week

will

government based on the student's

length of enrollment. The student

If

thereafter.

Summer Courses Policy 3.1.

award notice

revised financial aid

College must return federal and state grants, loans and scholar-

owe 3)

and withdraw from the college

not be eligible for their entire financial

of the term and the student's withdrawal date. The remainder

cy for course fees for technology courses will be first class;

A

may

portion of the federal and state aid

fewer days (including weekend days)

Technology Courses (course

of the

receive financial aid

students once awards have been adjusted. Bridgewater State

prior to the start of class. Policy 2.2.B.

who

during the semester

be available thereafter.

technology courses

for deposits for

no refund

1

nontech-

Technology Courses (deposits). The refund policy

Policy 2. 2.A.

more days

be

will

for

Dining options will be awarded as follows: 100 percent refund

during the drop/add period; 85 percent refund

week, during the four weekdays

after the

in

ended; and a 70 percent refund during the third semester.

No

Policy 4.3.A.

the second

drop/add period has

week

of the

refund thereafter. Flex Dollars (Students). Flex dollars carry

year to year and balances greater than

from

$20* are refundable

at

the time of graduation/withdrawal from the college. •

If

the student's college account

paid

is

a refund to the cardholder within

in full,

60 days

we

will issue

of graduation

or withdrawal. •

If

the student has an outstanding balance with the college,

we will

apply the flex dollars balance to that account.

Policy 4.3. B.

Flex Dollars (Employees). Flex dollars carry

from

year to year and balances greater than $20* are refundable at the

end of employment with the

issued within

*There

will

60 days of the end

of

college.

A

refund

will

be

employment.

be a $20 processing fee deducted from the balance

prior to refund.

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

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The mission of the Financial Aid Office College

to assist students

is

Our main goal

cation.

is

at Bridgewater State

and parents

financing their edu-

in

to ensure access for

all

who

desire to

For a complete

list

and description of

financial aid programs,

see www.bridgew.edu/financialaid/FinAidPrograms.cfm or con-

taa the

Financial Aid Office at

508.53

1

1

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341

for details.

pursue higher education.

award packages may

Financial aid

consist of a combination of

resources such as grant, scholarship, tuition waiver, work-study

and

loan.

is

always dependent on the

avail-

funds from the state and federal government. Awarding

ability of

of funds

An award package

based on "need," which

is

is

the cost of attendance (COA) and the

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

the difference between

Satisfaaory Academic Progress (SAP) sures

two components:

quantitative

qualitative progress.

The quantitative portion requires students attending an

Expeaed Family

tution that

Contribution (EFC).

awards federal

toward the completion of

financial aid

mea-

a federal policy that

is

and

insti-

be making progress

degree within a reasonable

their

The cost of attendance includes direct expenses such as

and

tuition

books and

fees,

and also incorporates estimated costs

supplies,

period of time. All attempted credits count toward the calculafor

and withdrawals,

tion,

room and board, transportation and

per-

negatively

sonal expenses. The expected family contribution

when

by using the federal need analysis formula

is

determined

impaa

the Free

processed. The difference between the two is

met by

completed and

is

will all

Commonwealth

a student's progress. The

of

institutional

programs adhere to the same standards. Since stan-

dards are applied to is

and incomplete grades

Massachusetts and Bridgewater State College's financial aid

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

failures

all

one does not necessarily have

students,

the "need," which to be a financial aid applicant to

fall

under the auspices of

financial aid funds. this regulation.

COST OFAHENDANCE -FAMILY CONTRIBUTION = FINANCIAL NEED

maximum

The degree

is

1

time frame for completing an undergraduate

50 percent of the published length of the program.

programs that are

For

1

20

credits,

students would be allowed to

attempt no more than 180 credits before completing the requireAll

who

students

desire consideration for financial aid funds

must complete the FAFSA each

year.

FAFSA on the Web (www.

way to apply. The entire can be completed eledronically when both the student parent apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN),

fafsa.ed.gov)

process

and the

is

the easiest and fastest

which allows the family to sign the application elearonically. Apply at www.pin.ed.gov. The PIN permits a family to sign and access the FAFSA year after year; there

is

no need

to reapply for

ments

for their degree. Generally, for full-time students, this

equal to

six years.

Students

who have

within this parameter would be

is

not completed their degree

deemed

ineligible for

financial aid.

Since students have of a

1

50 percent of the published length

program to complete

least

75 percent of

all

their degree, they

credits

must complete

at

attempted to maintain compliance

with the satisfaaory progress standards. Courses that do not a PIN each year. carry credit, but are successfully completed, are not considered

To obtain federal

government must receive the student's completed FAFSA

by March

mark

priority consideration for financial aid funds, the

1 5'

of the

award

year. This

is

a receipt date, not a post-

date. Electronic applications are considered received

when

applicants click the "submit" button at the end of the application

process from their computer. Applicants should print a copy of their confirmation

page when applying

online.

will

be made on a funds-available

basis. Applications for

Students must reapply for financial aid funds each year they

may be changed due lines,

an applicant

need

is

amount and type

to funding availability

will

academic

academic record

year.

is

is

measured over

time,

reviewed at the end of each

Repeating classes for which a passing grade has

already been earned will negatively

impaa

a student's progress

since no additional credits are earned, but additional credits are

attempted. Students

who do

not meet the college's standards

of the next semester or

comes

first.

When

when

the

FAFSA

is

received, whichever

students are notified of their

they are also given the opportunity to appeal,

the spring semester are accepted on a rolling basis.

attend the college. Although the

entire

are notified of the loss of financial aid eligibility prior to the start

Applications are accepted after the March 1ÂŤ priority date, but

awards

punitive under the calculation. Progress

and the

of aid offered

and program guide-

continue to be eligible as long as financial

demonstrated and the student maintains satisfactory aca-

ineligibility,

in

writing,

based

on mitigating circumstances. Summer classes are included as attempted and/or completed credits year (unless a special condition

is

in

the following academic

imposed by the Satisfaaory

Progress Committee).

To remain

in

compliance with the satisfaaory academic

demic progress. Please see the section of Satisfaaory Academic

progress policy, a completion rate of 75 percent

Progress and Student Financial Aid.

Simply stated, students must complete at least 75 percent of

The college has stria guidelines regarding refunds of

and the

distribution of financial aid funds for students

draw from the

tuition

who with-

institution. Please refer to the refund section of

this catalog.

Financial aid

is

available for study abroad.

attempted credits over time. To determine the

is

required.

number

required to maintain satisfaaory progress, multiply the total

number

of attempted credits by 75 percent.

all

of credits


on-time status

The following chart provides an example:

Student

Total of

Required to

Attempted

Complete

Credits

(75 percent)

#1

30

23 15

#3

65

49

#4

Appeals received

9

after the deadline,

if

approved,

be awarded

will

on a funds-available basis regardless of the FAFSA receipt date. Appeals

20

FAFSA was received by the published pre1 and all other required documents, if

March

any, are submitted to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.

Example

#2

their

if

ferred deadline of

be reviewed throughout the academic

will

This policy

on the

7

may be

subject to changes or updates. The policy

Web page

financial aid

year.

supersedes the policy

in

this catalog. All

appeals are reviewed by the Satisfactory Progress

Committee, whose representatives are from the Registrar's Office, -Office.

Academic Achievement Center and the Decisions by the committee are

appeals are approved

will

have

Students

final.

diligent in

completing is

attempted credits

all

reestablished. In

may be regained

for only

some

until

compliance with

cases, a student's eligibility

all

the next semester.

tion rate that

is

transfers

60

credits

the

will affect

which students must earn

Work Study Program, Bridgewater

State

College provides opportunities for employment both on and off

campus through the Student Employment Center

Boyden

Hall. Services of

the center are open to

all

located

in

Bridgewater

State College students regardless of financial aid status.

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS The Bridgewater Alumni Association provides scholarships to

BSC comple-

Bridgewater undergraduate students. These individual scholar-

performed at the end of each academic year

However, transfer credits

addition to the Federal

stipulation that

attempted credits to regain

Transfer credits are not evaluated toward the

who

In

must be especially

one semester, with the

the student successfully complete eligibility for

whose

their financial aid eligibility rein-

stated on a probationary basis. These students

the policy

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

Financial Aid

maximum

their degree. For

time frame

ships are provided by separate trust funds, each specifying the in

example, a student

toward an undergraduate degree would

particular criteria to

be

utilized in selecting a recipient for that

award. Application forms are available during February each year

and may be accessed on the BSC

Web

site at

www.bridgew.edu.

presumably have to earn 60 more credits to complete their BSC degree. Using the federal

1

50 percent

rule,

the students would

be allowed to attempt only 90 more credits before losing financial

A

aid eligibility.

The qualitative component of the policy deals with progress as it

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

relates to the student's

Grade Point Average (GPA). Satisfactory

academic progress standards adhere to the college's policy for academic standards. {See chart below.) Students

who

are aca-

limited

number

of graduate assistantships are offered by the

School of Graduate Studies, subject to the availability of funds,

in

areas associated with certain programs of the college. For details

regarding graduate assistantships, see the "School of Graduate Studies" section of the catalog.

demically separated from the college are not eligible for financial aid funds unless they successfully appeal to the appropriate

academic dean and are subsequently reinstated.

If

such a student

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS in

order to give recognition and prestige to student achievement

has met the quantitative component of the Satisfartory Academic

on campus, many academic departments, clubs and campus

Progress policy, no further appeal

organizations sponsor scholarships and monetary awards to

can be reinstated. However,

is

required,

and

financial aid

the quantitative standard has not

if

deserving Bridgewater State College students.

A

complete

been met, the student must present an additional appeal to the

may be found

satisfactory progress committee.

further information .egarding application procedures

Academic Standards:

obtained

Credit

Separation

at

in

in

the Bridgewater State College

listing

Handbook and may be

the Office of Student Affairs, or on the

BSC Web

site

www.bridgew.edu.

Hours

Academic

Probation

Below

Attempted

Warning

GPA

ThbGPA

0-16

2.0-2.19

Below 2.0

1.00

The Office of Veterans'

VETERANS' AFFAIRS Affairs provides general information

on

17-31

2.0-2.19

Below 2.0

1.50

Veterans Educational Assistance programs, educational guidance

32-46

2.0-2.19

Below 2.0

1.65

and other related assistance. The

47-61

2.0-2.19

Below 2.0

1.75

62-89

2.0-2.19

Below 2.0

1.85

office

is

also responsible for

maintaining veterans' benefit records and for submitting necessary documentation for

initial

enrollment and continuing

eligibility benefits. Eligibility

deemed

can be regained

ineligible

may find an

tinue to take classes

or students

may

in

is

alternative funding source, con-

and regain

eligibility

on

their

own

over time,

instead decide to appeal to the Satisfactory

Progress Committee. Students

deadline that

two ways: students who are

who

communicated

Note: See Catalog

submit their appeal by the

who may be eligible for educational benefits include students who are enrolled in day or evening classes, either fullStudents

or part-time in undergraduate, graduate

programs and are veterans of World War post-Vietnam eras;

in their letter will

Web Addenda

retain their

men and women

in

and some II,

certificate

Korean, Vietnam and

the Reserves or National

at www.bridgew.edu/cdtalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

31


Financial Aid

Guard; husbands, wives, widows, widowers and children of veterans

whose death

or

permanent and

total disabilities

were

ser-

vice-connected; service-conneaed disabled veterans, dependents of servicemen missing in

90

aaion or prisoners of war

for

more than

days. For information concerning the Veterans' Educational

Assistance programs, the National Guard and selective reserve

programs or the state

tuition waiver

program, please contaa

the Veterans' Affairs Office, Financial Aid Office, Tillinghast Hall, or call or

through

visit

between the hours

Friday.

am and

of 8:30

pm, Monday

5

Telephone 508.531.1341

AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING

CORPS (ROTO Air Force Reserve Officer Training tional

and

Corps (ROTC)

and leadership program designed

women

the opportunity to

an educa-

is

to provide

become Air

young men

Force officers while

completing a bachelor's or master's degree. The Air Force ROTC

program prepares students to assume challenging positions of responsibility

and importance

in

the Air Force.

Through a cross-enrolled program with Boston interested Bridgewater State College students

pate

in

the Air Force Reserve Officer Training

University,

may

partici-

Corps Program.

Requirements include yearly Aerospace Studies classes, Leadership Laboratory classes, and physical fitness training.

Mandatory weekly time commitments range from 5 to 7 hours.

Once students complete variety of career fields

opportunities as a

their degree, the Air Force offers a

from which to choose including

pilot,

navigator or

weapons

wide

flying,

controller.

The Air

Force has opportunities for students of any major. In

addition to the tremendous leadership and

management

training that cadets receive, they can also benefit from several

scholarship programs. If

or

you are interested

want

in

joining the Air Force

additional information, contact the Department of

Aerospace Studies, Boston Boston,

ROTC program

University,

1

18 Bay State Road

MA 0221 5 at 61 7.353.6316 or 4705.

Classes are held at Boston University. You can also

detachment Web In

visit

the

site at v\/ww.bu.edu/af-rotc.

addition to the tremendous leadership and

management

training that cadets receive, they can also benefit from several

scholarship programs.

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Undergraduate Academic Programs BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF

Students should be aware that not the evening. Students

SCIENCE The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs prepare students for fields of endeavor related to the following areas of study

and

for

graduate school.

Some

of the degree programs

who

all

courses are offered

are only able to enroll

classes

in

in

4 pm

or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson for information

about the

courses required

in

evening sections of

availability of

a specific major, concentration and/or minor.

prepare students for secondary, middle school or PreK-1 2 specialist teaching

if

secondary education

is

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

selected as a minor.

Accounting and Finance

EDUCATION

IN

candidates for Massachusetts Educator Licensure are advised

All

to check with their individual education departments or

Anthropology

the School of Education and Allied Studies regarding proposed Art

may have an impaa on

regulations changes that Athletic Training

their

licensure program.

Aviation Science

All

undergraduate and graduate students seeking

licen-

Biology

sure must consult the section of this catalog titled "School of

Chemistry

Education and Allied Studies" for important licensure information

Chemistry-Geology

including institutional deadlines.

The Bachelor of Science

Communication Studies

in

Education

offered

is

the follow-

in

ing areas:

Computer Science

Early

Criminal Justice

Childhood Education

Elementary Education,

Earth Sciences

Special Education

Economics

In

English

cases where students with double or dual majors are

eligible for a BA,

Geography

BS and/or BSE degree, the student

which major department

Health Education

will

make the

will select

decision regarding the

degree to be awarded.

History

Students should be aware that not

all

courses are offered

in

Management

the evening. Students

Mathematics

or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson

Music

for information

who

about the

courses required

in

are only able to enroll

availability of

in

classes

pm

4

evening sections of

a specific major, concentration and/or minor.

Philosophy Physical Education

MAJOR

Physics Political

Students must meet

Science

requirements of the major as specified

all

under the departmental Psychology Social

a

Work

maximum

of

36

a department. The

listings.

A minimum

credits within the

30

36

to

of

30

credits

and

major may be required by

credits reflect

all

courses taken

in

Sociology

the major department, including those that are listed under the

Spanish

distribution of

The decision as to whether to award the degree of Bachelor of Arts or the degree of Bachelor of Science shall be consistent with

the standards

the required courses

GPA

the student's major field as determined by the

includes

major department.

in

the major

in all

the major

In

cases where students with double or dual majors are

BA, BS and/or BSE degree, the student

which major department

will

make the

(excluding cognate require-

courses completed

in

the major

GPA

includes

field all

decision regarding the

GPA

(excluding cog-

courses required for

completion of the minor, regardless of the department

will select

A minimum

required for graduation. The major

is

nate requirements). The minor eligible for a

field

ments) must be successfully completed at this college. 2.0

in

Core Curriculum Requirements. At least one half of

in

which the

courses are offered. Students should select a major by the end of the sophomore year.

degree to be awarded. Students are advised to consult with their department chair-

person or major adviser early later

in their

academic

than the end of the sophomore year,

in

career, but

no

order to be

certain that course selection will allow graduation with the

DOUBLE MAJOR In

order to graduate with a double major, students must meet

requirements of both majors. Completion of the double major will

desired degree.

all

be reflected on the

Students

who wish

finalized transcript.

to be elementary, early childhood or

special education teachers are required to select a major in

elementary, early childhood or special education and a major

the

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

in

liberal arts or sciences.

at vwm.bridgew.edu/catalog/addendd/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

33


Undergraduate Academic Programs CONCENTRATION A concentration

is

English

a unified set of courses usually

composed

English Education (High School, Middle School)

of

core requirements and of those additional course requirements

chosen area of concentration. The

particular to the

of core

and

particular requirements

more than 36

credit hours.

must be

total

at least

number

24 but not

Cognate courses (required courses

Writing

Health Education

Community Health School Health

outside the major department) are not counted as part of the

36

hours. Only students seleaing the major field of study

complete a concentration within that major. The concentration noted on the transcript. Concentrations are available

Accounting and Finance Accounting Finance

Anthropology

in:

History

may is

Military History

Management Management Global Management Information Systems Management General

Marketing Operations

Management

Cultural Anthropology

General Anthropology

Music

Public Archaeology

Music Education

Art

Philosophy

Art Education

Applied Ethics

Art History

Physical Education

Crafts

Coaching

Fine Arts

Exercise Science/Health Fitness

Graphic Design

Motor Development Therapy/Adapted Physical Education

New Media

Recreation

Photography

Recreation and Fitness Club Administration

Aviation Science Aviation

Management

Teacher Licensure

in

Physical Education (PreK-8)

Teacher Licensure

in

Physical Education (5-12)

Flight Training

Physics

Biology

General Physics

Biomedical/Molecular Biology

Professional Physics

Environmental Biology General Biology

Political

Science

American

Politics

Chemistry

International Affairs

Biochemistry

Legal Studies

Environmental Chemistry

Public Administration

Professional Chemistry

Sociology

Communication Studies

City,

Community and Region

Corporate Communication

Education

Individualized

Global Studies

Media Studies and Communication Technologies Speech Communication

Special Education

Dance Education Theater Arts

Theater Education

Early Childhood Education

Communication Disorders

MINOR A

minor

field of

Early Education

and Care, PreK-K

is

a unified set of courses chosen outside of the major

study requiring not less than

The minor

is

Earth Sciences

include courses from only

General

plinary.

Environmental Geosciences

Geology

1

8 nor more than 2

recorded on the student's transcript. Minors

Students

may

one department or may be

1

hours.

may

interdisci-

use courses that satisfy Core Curriculum

Requirements or departmental requirements to

fulfill

interdisci-

plinary minor requirements unless otherwise prohibited. At least

minor must be success-

one

half of the courses required for the

fully

completed through Bridgewater State College. Students

must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative average

in

declared


Undergraduate Academic Programs GPA

minors. The minor tion of the

includes

all

courses required for comple-

minor regardless of the department

in

Secondary Education (High School, Middle School, PreK-12 Specialist)*

which the

courses are offered. Specific requirements for a minor are found

Social Welfare

under the departmental descriptions.

Sociology

Minors are offered

Spanish

in:

Theater Arts

Accounting and Finance

Urban

Actuarial Science

Affairs

Women's and Gender

African Studies

*

American Studies

who

Students

Studies

wish to become middle school, secondary teach-

ers or PreK-1 2 specialists elect a

Anthropology

and a major from one

Art

requires

Art History

more than

2

minor

secondary education

in

of the major fields offered. This minor

1

hours

in

order to satisfy Massachusetts

licensure standards.

Asian Studies

candidates for Massachusetts Educator Licensure are

All

Aviation Science

Biochemistry

advised to check with their individual education departments or

Biology

the School of Education and Allied Studies regarding proposed

Biotechnology

regulations changes which

Canadian Studies

licensure program.

Chemistry Civic Education

their

undergraduate and graduate students seeking

All

and Community Leadership

may have an impact on

licen-

sure must consult the section of this catalog titled "School of

Coaching

Education and Allied Studies" for important information includ-

Communication Disorders

ing institutional deadlines.

Communication Studies

Computer Science

CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

Criminal Justice

Dance

Bridgewater State College's core curriculum was developed to

Earth Sciences

serve as the educational foundation that

Economics

College students

English

The core curriculum features a skills-centered, outcomes-based

Environmental Biology

distribution

Ethnic Studies

wide choice of courses and the

Exercise Physiology

ments of

will build

model

their

Geophysics

GLBT

factual

century. Students

1

will learn a significant

knowledge as well as understand the

intellectual

is

who

body of founda-

conceptual frameworks, and methodologies of the major

Graphic Design

tions,

Health Promotion

academic

disciplines.

The BSC core curriculum

is

composed

of four main

areas:

History Inclusive Practices in Special Education

and Communication

Disorders Latin

study.

education that

liberal

required of responsible citizens of the 2

Management

program of

integrate the require-

flexibility to

major with the broader,

complete the BSC core curriculum

Health Resources

Bridgewater State

their

of general education that allows students a

Geography Studies

all

on to complete

Skill

Requirements: All students

proficiency

American and Caribbean Studies

in

the

skill

are required to demonstrate

areas of writing, logical.reasoning, math-

ematical reasoning, and spoken communication.

Management

Core Distribution Requirements:

Mathematics

about the

Middle East Studies al

arts,

All

students

will learn

humanities, the natural and social and behavior-

sciences, global culture, multiculturalism, application of

Music titative skills

and the

U.S.

quan-

and Massachusetts Constitutions.

Philosophy

Seminars: The First and Second Year Seminars are key features of the BSC core curriculum. These topic courses will allow

Physics Political

Science

students to explore an area of interest

Portuguese Professional Practices

in

Special Education

and Communication

oriented course. The

First

in

Year Seminar

course designed to engage the student

Disorders

The Second Year Seminar

Psychology

and

Public History

will

engage students

is

in

is

a small, discussiona writing intensive

in

college-level learning.

either speaking or writing intensive

the connections between classroom

learning and the world.

Public Relations

Recreation

Russian and East European Studies

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at wvm.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information

supersedes the published version of this catalog.

35


bSc

Undergraduate Academic Programs

BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE

Requirements

in

the major: To connea the core curriculum

with each major, students course

in their

literacy

Core

and

be able to demonstrate information

will

technology proficiency

Skills

ENGL 101 ENGL 102

major and

complete one writing intensive

will

in their

major.

Requirements

(CWRl)* Writing (CWR2)*

Writing

I

II

ARTS ARTS ARTS ARTS ARTS

Foundations of Logical Reasoning (CLOR)* one course:

Select

MATH

180 Transition to Advanced Mathematics

PHIL 111 Foundations of Logical Reasoning

Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning (CMAR)**

125 Drawing

Digital

Imaging and 4-D Design

I

130 Two-Dimensional Design

140Three-Dimensional Design

204 Video Art

MUSC 120 Class Guitar (Classical Guitar) MUSC 130 Voice Class MUSC 140 Class Piano MUSC 160 Music: A Listening Approach MUSC 162 Music in African Culture MUSC 163 Music of the Non-Western World MUSC 165 Introduction to Women Composers MUSC 166Surveyof American Jazz MUSC 168 American Popular Music MUSC 170 Music Fundamentals MUSC 240 Class Piano I

I

MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH

100 Precalculus Mathematics 105 Selected Topics

in

Mathematics

107 Principles of Mathematics

108 Principles of Mathematics 110 Elementary Statistics

I

II

I

112 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

I

113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

II

114 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

III

II

120 Introduction to Linear Algebra

130 Discrete Mathematics

I

PHED/THEA 146 Dance Appreciation PHED/THEA 255 Creative Dance PHED/THEA 260 World Dance PHED/THEA 263 Dance History to 1915 PHED/THEA 264 Dance History from 1915 THEA 110 Theater Appreciation THEA 115 Play Production THEA 120 Introduction to Acting THEA/PHED 146 Dance Appreciation THEA 222 Asian Theater THEA 226 Children's Theater THEA 236 The American Musical Theater THEA/PHED 255 Creative Dance THEA/PHED 260 World Dance THEA/PHED 263 Dance History to 1915 THEA/PHED 264 Dance History from 1915 I

141 Elements of Calculus

I

142 Elements of Calculus

144 Applied Calculus 151 Calculus

152 Calculus

II

for Business

I

II

Spoken Communication (CSPK)** Select

104 Introduction to

I

one course;

Se/ecf

ARTH 214 Art History Study Tour ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts ARTH 217 African-American Art ARTH 218 History of Photography ARTH 219 Mesoamerican Art and Architecture ARTH 220 United States Art Study Tour ARTH 308 Women in the Visual Arts ARTH 311 Orientalism

one course:

COMM COMM

130

Human Communication

250

Public Speaking

THEA 210

Skills

Oral Interpretation

I

Core Distribution Requirements*** These courses course

may be

one or more

will

not satisfy the Core

Skills

Requirements.

A

applied to a Core Distribution Requirement and

of the Additional Distribution Requirements. All

Humanities (CHUM)

requirements must be met.

Seled three courses from below:

Fine

and Performing Arts (CFPA)

Selea two courses from below:

ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH of

101 Introduction to Art

102 Introduction to Architecture

103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art

104 Survey of Art from the

14^^

Century to the Present

203 American Art and Architecture

205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 207 Introduction to African Art

208 Survey 211

of Islamic Art

Monuments

and Architecture

as Cultural Symbols and

Power

* Must be taken ** Must be taken

in

1" year

in 2"**

year

*** May be taken anytime

Emblems

ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 ENGL 214 The Classical Tradition ENGL 221 Major British Writers to 1800 ENGL 222 Major British Writers since 1800 ENGL 231 Major American Writers to 1865 ENGL 232 Major American Writers since 1865 ENGL 233 Introduction to the African-American Novel ENGL 241 Shakespeare ENGL 251 Literary Themes ENGL 252 Literary Types ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature ENGL 254 Literature for Elementary Education Majors ENGL 255 East Asian Literature in Translation ENGL 261 Film Study: Introduction to the Art ENGL 262 Film Study: Literature and Film


Undergraduate Academic Programs ENGL 324 Language

in

PHIL 228 Philosophy of Religion

Context

ENSL 101 English as a Second Language ENSL 102 English as a Second Language ENSL 151 Intermediate English as a Second Language I

PHIL 229 Explaining the Paranormal

II

PHIL 231 Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation

PHIL 234 Free

PHIL 232 Philosophy of Feminist Thought Will,

Human

Determinism and Responsibility

and Human

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation

PHIL 235

HIST 131 World History to 1500

PHIL 242 Philosophy and

Rights

Liberties

Human Nature

HIST 132 World History since 1500

PHIL 247 Existentialism

HIST 151 Asian Civilization

PHIL 248 Buddha, Socrates, Jesus

HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico

PHIL 260 Philosophy of Science

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865

PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865

PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers

INTD/WMST 240

PHIL 304 19*" Century Philosophy

Critical

Perspectives

in

Women's and

PHIL 305 American Philosophy

Gender Studies

LAAR LAAR LAAR LACH LACH LACV

101 Elementary Arabic

PHIL 320 Topics

I

102 Elementary Arabic

PHIL 402 Knowledge and Truth

II

PHIL 403 Ethics and Action

151 Intermediate Arabic

404 Mind and Language 405 Metaphysics WMST/INTD 240 Critical Perspectives PHIL

101 Elementary Chinese

I

102 Elementary Chinese

II

PHIL

Cape Verdean Creole

101 Elementary

LAFR 101 LAFR 102 LAFR 251 LAGE 101

Elementary French

I

Elementary French

II

in

Women's and

Gender Studies Natural Sciences (CNSL;

CNSN)

Intermediate French

Seled two courses from below (one must be a laboratory

Elementary German

Laboratory Sciences (CNSL):

II

LAIT 101 Elementary

Italian

I

LAIT 102 Elementary

Italian

II

LAIT 151 Intermediate

Italian

science):

I

LAGE 102 Elementary German LAGE 151 Intermediate German

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology

I

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology BIOL 117 Environmental Biology BIOL 121 General Biology

I

CHEM CHEM CHEM

LAJA 101 Elementary Japanese LAJA 102 Elementary Japanese LAJA 151 Intermediate Japanese LANG 300 Languages of the World LANG 350 International Women's Cinema I

II

LAPO 101 Elementary Portuguese LAPO 102 Elementary Portuguese LAPO 151 Intermediate Portuguese LARU 101 Elementary Russian LARU 102 Elementary Russian LARU 151 Intermediate Russian

PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS

II

I

I

II

I

101 Elementary Spanish

I

102 Elementary Spanish

II

151 Intermediate Spanish

I

131 Survey of Chemistry

I

141 Chemical Principles

I

142 Chemical Principles

II

EASC 100

GEOG

I

LASP LASP LASP LASP LASP

Philosophy

in

Physical

121 Physical

100 Physics

Geology

Geography

in

the Natural World

107 Exploring the Universe 181 Elements of Physics

I

182 Elements of Physics

II

183 Aviation Physics

243 General Physics

244 General

Physics

I

II

Non-Laboratory Sciences (CNSN):

BIOL 110 Biology:

I

200 Intermidate Spanish 230 Contemporary Latin America Short

BIOL 112 Biology

II

Translation

Story in

A Human Approach and Human Thought

BIOL 115 Microbial World and You BIOL 119 The Botanical World

PHIL 151 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 203 Happiness and the Meaning of

Life

PHIL 205 Medical Ethics PHIL 207 Philosophy of Education PHIL 210 Liberation Ethics PHIL 211 Inductive Logic PHIL 212 Philosophies of India

PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan PHIL 215 Environmental Ethics

BIOL 128 The Biology of

Human

CHEM CHEM

Everyday

102 Chemistry 132 Survey

in

in

Chemistry

Sexuality Life

II

EASC 102 History of the Earth EASC 194 Environmental Geology

GEOG GEOG

122 The Physical World

130 Environmental Geography

PHYS 102 Modern Physics for the Humanist PHYS 180 Energy and its Social Uses

PHIL 216 Values and Technology

PHIL 222 Philosophy of

Law

PHIL 225 Philosophy of Art

Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/adderida/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

37


Undergraduate Academic Programs and Behavioral Sciences (CSOC)

Social

POLI 275 Comparative Government POLI 277 American Government: State and Local

Select

two courses from below:

ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH

100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology

101 Biological Anthropology

103 Introduction to Archaeology 110 Introduction to Folklore 111 1 1

Myth and Culture

5 Anthropology of Race, Class

120

First

and Gender

Nations: Global Indigenous People

130 Introduction to Primates

204 206 208 209

Global

Human

Study Tour

Social

Work

SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society

Peoples and Cultures of Africa

213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures

SOCI 211 Homeless

in

U.S. Society

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies

215 The Caribbean

216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

315 Ethnic Experience

in

SOCI 217 East Asian

and Japan

SOCI 219 Population and Society

SOCI 220 The Developing World

Game

SOCI 338

Theory and the Law

SOCI 360 Feminist Theory

in

Sociology

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis

Additional Distribution Requirements***

America

Core

Skills

courses

319 Contemporary Native Americans

courses listed

322 War, Peace and Culture

be

of North

Societies: China

SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture

308 Anthropology of Education 309 Anthropology of Art 314 Women in Myth and Lore

328 Archaeology

in

SOC1 104 Global Social Problems

Women

America

in

may

not satisfy these requirements, but

Core Distribution Requirement areas may also

listed here.

Writing Intensive (CWRT)

330 Medical Anthropology 331

Political

340 Myths and Peoples

two courses from below.

Select

Anthropology of the Ancient

Near East

Note:

First

355 Anthropological Study Tour

be used.

399 Special Topics in Anthropology 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness 405 Forensic Anthropology 406 Seminar: Human Evolution 417 She/He: Two Spirits: Gender Cross-Culturally

ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH

420 Visual Anthropology 426 Seminar: New England

Ethnic

and Regional

Communities

ANTH 435

COMM

Seminar: Global Feminism

365 Introduction

Communication

to Intercultural

CRJU 241 Women and Violence CRJU 347 Restorative Justice CRJU 369 Gender, Crime and Justice

ECON ECON

SCWK 355

SOCI 103 Social Problems

Native Cultures of North America

224 Anthropology of South Asia 305 Culture Change ARTH 306 Urban Anthropology ANTH 307 Anthropology of Religion

ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH

PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories of Personality PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology SCWK 250 Introduction to Social Work SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology

Issues

Anthropology of

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration

101 Principles of Microeconomics

102 Principles of Macroeconomics

GEOG 151 Human Geography GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America GEOG 388 Geography of Africa INTO 200 Introduction

to

Canadian Studies

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government POLI 250 Research Methods

in Political

Science

POLI 260 International Relations POLI 274 Western

Political

Thought: Plato to the Present

Year and writing intensive Second Year Seminars

may also

110 Introduction to Folklore

Myth and Culture 215 The Caribbean 305 Culture Change 307 Anthropology of Religion 330 Medical Anthropology 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional Communities 111

ARTH 214

Global Art History Study Tour

CRJU CRJU CRJU CRJU

Women

ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL

241

and Violence

346 Criminal Procedure 347 Restorative Justice 369 Gender, Crime and Justice 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600

214 The

Classical Tradition

1800

221 Major

British Writers to

222 Major

British Writers since

1800

231 Major American Writers to 1865

232 Major American Writers since 1865 233 Introduction

to the African-American Novel

241 Shakespeare 251 Literary

Themes

252

Types

Literary

253 Non-Western

Literature


Undergraduate Academic Programs Literature for Elementary Education Majors

Global Culture (CGCL)

East Asian Literature

Select

ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL

254 255

GEOG

381 Geography of Latin America

in

Translation

261 Film Study: Introduction to the Art

262 Film Study:

Literature

and

Film

HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico

INTD/WMST 240

Critical

Perspectives

in

Women's and

Gender Studies PHIL 212 Philosophies of India PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan PHIL 222 Philosophy of

Law

PHIL 225 Philosophy of Art

***May be taken anytime PHIL 228 Philosophy of Religion PHIL 231 Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism

PHIL 234 Free

Will,

Determinism and Responsibility

PHIL 248 Buddha, Socrates, Jesus

PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle

PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers PHIL 304 19^^ Century Philosophy PHIL 305 American Philosophy

PHIL 320 Topics

in

Philosophy

PHIL 402 Knowledge and Truth PHIL 403 Ethics and Action PHIL

404 Mind and Language

PHIL 405 Metaphysics POLI 274 Western

Political

Thought: Plato to the Present

Law and the Judicial Process PSYC 212 Research Methods SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society S0Ci211 Homeless in U.S. Society SOCI 219 Population and Society SOCI 360 Feminist Theory in Sociology THEA 236 The American Musical Theater WMST/INTD 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and Gender Studies POLI 285

II

Speaking Intensive (CSPI) or Additional Writing Intensive

(CWRT)

Selea one Speaking Intensive course

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ANTH 110 Introduction to Folklore ANTH 111 Myth and Culture ANTH 120 First Nations: Global Indigenous People ANTH 204 Global Human Issues ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures ANTH 215 The Caribbean ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East ANTH 224 Anthropology of South Asia ANTH 305 Culture Change ANTH 307 Anthropology of Religion ANTH 308 Anthropology of Education ANTH 309 Anthropology of Art ANTH 314 Women in Myth and Lore ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans ANTH 322 War, Peace and Culture ANTH 328 Archaeology of North America ANTH 330 Medical Anthropology ANTH 331 Political Anthropology ANTH 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East ANTH 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness ANTH 417 She/He: Two Spirits: Gender Cross-Culturally ANTH 435 Seminar: Global Feminism ARTH 101 Introduction to Art ARTH 102 Introduction to Architecture ARTH 103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art ARTH 104 Survey of Art from the 14^^ Century to the Present ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH

207 Introduction to African Art

208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 214 Global Art History Study Tour 218 History of Photography 219 Mesoamerican Art and Architecture 311 Orientalism

COMM

(CSPI):

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture ARTH 211 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of

two courses from below.

Power

ARTH 218 History of Photography ARTH 311 Orientalism

462 Patterns of CRJU 323 Comparative

an additional Writing Intensive Course (CWRT) Note:

first

and second year seminars may be used.

Writing Intensive Select

one course

requirements

in

for

the Major

(CWRM)

each major as described

listed in

in

the major(s)

the appropriate academic department

section of this catalog.

Communication in

a Global Context

CRJU347 Restorative Justice ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization ENGL 214 The Classical Tradition ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature ENGL 255 East Asian Literature in Translation ENSL 101 ENSL 102

or

International

Legal Systems

ENSL

English as a

Second Language

English as a

Second Language

151 Intermediate English as a

to

1600

I

II

Second Language

GEOG 151 Human Geography GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America GEOG 388 Geography of Africa HIST

1 1 1

Western

Civilization to the

Reformation

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

39


Undergraduate Academic Programs HIST 131 World History to 1500

Multiculturalism(CMCL)

HIST 132 World History since 1500

Select

one course from below.

ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH ANTH

100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

HIST 151 Asian Civilization HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico

INTO 200 Introduction

LAAR LAAR LAAR LACH LACH LACV

to

Canadian Studies

101 Elementary Arabic

I

102 Elementary Arabic

II

151 Intermediate Arabic

101 Elementary Chinese

I

102 Elementary Chinese 101 Elementary

II

Cape Verdean Creole

LAFR 101 Elementary French LAFR 102 Elementary French LAFR 251 Intermediate French LA6E 101 Elementary German LAGE 102 Elementary German LAGE 151 Intermediate German I

II

I

II

LAIT 101 Elementary

Italian

I

LAIT 102 Elementary

Italian

II

LAIT 151 Intermediate

Italian

I

I

LAJA 101 Elementary Japanese LAJA 102 Elementary Japanese LAJA 151 Intermediate Japanese LANG 300 Languages of the World I

II

LAPO 101 Elementary Portuguese LAPO 102 Elementary Portuguese LAPO 151 Intermediate Portuguese LARU 101 Elementary Russian LARU 102 Elementary Russian LARU 151 Intermediate Russian

ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH

I

I

II

of

I

in

102 Elementary Spanish

I

II

151 Intermediate Spanish

200 Intermediate Spanish 230 Contemporary Latin American Short Story II

Translation

MUSC MUSC

Native Cultures of North America

Anthropology of

162 Music

in

African Culture

163 Music

in

the Non-Western World

PHED/THEA 260 World Dance PHIL 212 Pholosophies of India

PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan PHIL 248 Buddha, Socrates, Jesus PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers

POLI 275 Comparative Government

PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories of Personality PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology SCWK 355 Study Tour in Social Work SOC1 104 Global Social Problems

215 The Caribbean

216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

306 Urban Anthropology 308 Anthropology of Education 315 Ethnic Experience

Societies: China

America

322 War, Peace and Culture

330 Medical Anthropology 331

Political

Anthropology

417 She/He: Two

Spirits: Gender Cross-Culturally 420 Visual Anthropology 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional

ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH

Seminar: Global Feminism

203 American Art and Architecture

205 Asian

CRJU CRJU CRJU CRJU

Art: India, China

and Japan

207 Introduction to African Art

208 Survey 211

of Islamic Art

Monuments

and Architeaure

as Cultural Symbols and

Power 214 Global Art History Study Tour 217 African-American Art

218 History of Photography

220 United States Art Study Tour 308 Women in the Visual Arts 311 Orientalism Introduction to Intercultural Communication

241 Women and Violence 347 Restorative Justice

358 369 ENGL 233 ENGL 255 ENGL 324

Race, Class, Crime and Justice

Gender, Crime and Justice Introduction to the African-American Novel East Asian Literature

Language

in

in

Translation

Context

GEOG 151 Human Geography GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America

HIST 131 World History to 1500

HIST 132 World History since 1500 HIST 151 Asian Civilization HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico

INTD/WMST 240

Perspectives

Critical

in

Women's and

Gender Studies INTD 265 Introduaion

LANG 350

40

Emblems

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation

and Japan

SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture

THEA 222 Asian Theater THEA/PHED 260 World Dance

in

319 Contemporary Native Americans

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies

SOCI 220 The Developing World

Women

Peoples and Cultures of Africa

COMM 365

SOCI 217 East Asian

Issues

213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures

ANTH 435

II

101 Elementary Spanish

Human

Global

Communities

I

LASP LASP LASP LASP LASP

115 Anthropology of Race, Class and Gender

204 206 208 209

GLBT Studies Women's Cinema

to

International


Undergi LASP 230 Contemporary in

American Short Story

Latin

Academic Progi United States and Massachusetts Constitutions (CUSC) Select

Translation

MUSC

3

166 Survey of American Jazz

one course from below:

ACFI 305 Business Law

I

PHIL 210 Liberation Ethics

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865

PHIL 212 Philosophies of India

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865

PHIL 232 Philosophy and Feminist Thought

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government

POLI 275 Comparative Government

POLI 277 American Government: State and Local

PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration

of Personality

PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process

Seminars

SOC1 103 Social Problems

Each seminar may also

SOC1 104 Global Social Problems

and an Additional

SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society

XXXX 199 First Year Seminar (CFYS) XXXX 298 Second Year Seminar (Spealcing

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan SOCI 220 The Developing World SOCI 360 Feminist Theory

in

fulfill

a Core Distribution Requirement

Distribution Requirement.

or

Sociology

XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in Society and Schools THEA 222 Asian Theater WMST/INTD 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and Gender Studies

Select

SIcills

(CQUR)

one course from below, or a second Mathematical

Intensive)

(CSYS) Bridgewater State College considers any student with fewer than

24

credit hours to

be a

1^'

year student and any student with 24-

53 earned credit hours to be a

Application of Quantitative

Intensive)

(CSYS)

2"<^

year student.

Please note: •

Reasoning course may be taken (CMAR):

Only certain BSC courses have been approved for use

lum for a complete

ACF1 150 Personal Finance

up-to-date information regarding the core curriculum. •

ACFI 240 Principles of Accounting ACFI 241 Principles of Accounting

I

who

Students

who

Students

still

II

2006

or later as

first

matriculated at BSC prior to

an

fall

2006 may

earlier catalog.

(First

than 23 credits to BSC

will

Year Seminar) waived. Students

more than 53

credits will

who

have the CSYS (Second

Economics and Business

need to

fulfill

will

the Writing Intensive and Speaking

Intensive requirements.

Criminal Justice Data •

315 Quantitative Geography

in

of

I

142 Chemical Principles

100 Physics

fall

Year Seminar) waived. However, transfer students

141 Chemical Principles

Appeals

will

be heard by the associate dean of Arts

and Sciences.

PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic

PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS

the

most

MUST follow the new core curriculum.

who transfer more

Students

BIOL 297 Biometry

Statistics for

in

for the

II

have the CFYS

ECON 210

entered BSC

petition to follow

transfer

GEOG

approved courses and

I

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance

CRJU 430 Analyzing

of

II

ACFI 350 Managerial Accounting

CHEM CHEM

list

time students to BSC

ACFI 340 Intermediate Accounting ACFI 341 Intermediate Accounting

the

core curriculum. Please see www.bridgew.edu/corecurricu-

AFC1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting

AFCI 200 Financial Accounting

in

the Natural World

who believe that they have met the outBSC Core Curriculum Requirement by taking a

Transfer students

comes

for a

102 Modern Physics for the Humanist

course at another college should submit a Core Curriculum

107 Exploring the Universe

Substitution form to the Office of the

180 Energy and

Sciences.

its

Social

181 Elements of Physics

I

182 Elements of Physics

II

Uses

244 General

Physics

The college permits students to pursue

I

in Political

Science

PSYC 201 Statistics for Psychology PSYC 211 Research Methods! PSYC 212 Research Methods SCWK 375 Data Analysis for Social Work SOCI 338 Game Theory and the Law II

SOCI 391 Seminar:

Social

Note: See Catalog

and

their interests

through

directed study. Such an undertaking involves independent

II

POLI 250 Research Methods

of Arts

DIRECTED STUDY

183 Aviation Physics

243 General Physics

Dean

thinking, hard

and help of a

work and creativity along with the guidance member. The end result should be a paper

faculty

or project accepted by the faculty

student. Directed Study, which

maximum

is

member working

with the

limited to three credits with a

of six credits for graduation purposes

and

is

primarily

Data Analysis

Web Addenda

at vmw.bridgew.edu/catalog/dddenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

41


Undergraduate Academic Programs upperclassmen,

for

HONORS PROGRAM

available for the pursuit of independent

is

work. Application forms for directed study are available from

The Honors Program

the student's major department and should be submitted to the

department chairperson

for his/her

recommendation and then

forwarded to the appropriate school dean

at Bridgewater State College

and highly motivated students to reach

gifted

potential through critical thinking, scholarship

for approval.

encourages

their highest

and research.

Small classes and close student-faculty relations provide for the

vigorous and thorough exchange of ideas, while the program as

AND

INTERNSHIP, PRACTICUM

FIELD

a whole attempts to create an atmosphere fostering intelleaual,

EXPERIENCE A number of departments within opportunity to enroll

ence

for

usually

academic

credit.

in their third

The program does not require students to complete additional

the college offer students the

an internship, practicum or

in

field experi-

or fourth year, the

of study. Normally,

experience opportunities are available only during the

such a

field

experience have the option

in their

available through the department or developing their

own

pro-

proposals, subjea to the approval of the department.

the field experience desired

is

proposed by the student,

student's responsibility to locate a faculty

member who

it

certain

years, by completing

300- and 400-level courses during

years,

honors

their junior

and by researching and writing an honors

For

the

will pro-

er,

all

work

in

the program.

honors work completed with a grade of B (3.0) or high-

who

-a

complete the program receive an honors degree effort

and the advantage

Application and Selection

their

direc-

students receive honors credit on their transcripts, and those

worth serious

vide the necessary supervision.

thesis

senior year.

once a semester to discuss

tors

If

is

gradua-

Honors students are required to meet with either of the

of consulting with their faculty adviser for details on programs

gram

in

and senior in

credit hours necessary for

and sophomore

ing their freshman

work

fall

and spring semesters. Students interested

20

1

by taking honors seaions of regular courses and/or honors dur-

chance to undertake a

in their field

course work beyond the

tion; instead, students earn honors credits, as described below,

Such experiences provide students,

supervised praaical experience field

and academic achievement.

artistic

both for the it

intrinsic

satisfaaion

it

goal

brings

provides at a time of strong competition for

graduate and career opportunities.

Application forms for a field experience are available from the student's department. The completed form must be filed with the

chairperson of the department

in

which the

to be undertaken no later than the

semester prior to the semester

in

field

end of the

which the

experience

first

field

is

quarter of the

experience

is

to

Students can participate

by undertaking

all

The department

will

screen

all

applications

in

order to select

students best suited for the positions available. The chairperson

forward the application forms to the dean of the appropriate

school for approval. The completed form must be received by the Registrar's Office prior to the

end of the drop/add period

to enroll

in

the Honors Program

of the requirements listed

Commonwealth Honors

be undertaken.

will

COMMONWEALTH HONORS two ways:

or by undertaking the requirements listed

Commonwealth Honors

runs throughout a student's undergradu-

ate career, whereas Departmental Honors takes place only

the student's last

two

years.

Commonwealth Honors

credits with a

minimum

2.5 cumulative GPA. Departments

honors work

if

he or she transferred to

after the

(for

experience are the

field

members in the department offering in program. A student may be removed from the program

responsibilities of faculty

1

the judgement of the faculty supervisor,

it is

in

the best interests

of the student, agency and/or college. Grades are based on

written evaluations from both the faculty supervisor

and the

agency supervisor. 1

may

5 credits in field experience

apply toward the major

department.

A minimum

and one-credit honors

two

00-200

years.

two ways: by taking

in

colloquia totaling

courses and colloquia are

may be earned and

of

45

will

number

of credits

listed in

be determined by each

clock hours

in

the field

is

required

Honors courses: Honors

Honors

credit at

four three-credit

1

2 credits. Both honors

the Course Schedule issued

may

not be compensated except for minimal

to cover such expenses as travel.

level courses.

Most

fulfill

Core

Curriculum credit and thereby impose no additional requirements for graduation.

5 students),

interaction,

Compensation

These courses offer small class

more

more

writing

and

offered

in art,

size

(capped at

active discussion, greater student

challenging material,

oral presentation.

and

faculty

and often an emphasis on

Honors courses have recently been

biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics,

philosophy, political science and psychology.

42

a total

level preferably,

courses are specially-designed

seaions of regular 100-200

1

amounts

first

1

honors courses or by taking a mix of three-credit honors courses

each credit hour granted.

Normally, students

can be earned

at the

shortly before registration.

applied toward graduation requirements. The that

work

but not necessarily, during their this level

to

pursuing

Commonwealth Honors must accumulate

2 credits of honors level

if,

From 3

in

year.

Commonwealth Honors)

Students seeking

and grading of a

of

for

freshman

Freshman and Sophomore Years

Supervision and Grading

the

includes

may

set higher standards.

Supervision, evaluation

in

the requirements for Departmental Honors; a student might

Bridgewater State College or developed an interest Applicants to internships must have completed at least 54

for

only under "Junior and Senior Years" for Departmental Honors.

undertake only Departmental Honors

the student.

in

below


Undergraduate Academic Programs Honors colloquia: Honors meet once a week

for

colloquia carry

one academic

50 minutes, and culminate

in

credit,

their field. Students should

more information about

a paper

or scientific project that provides the major part of the grade.

Minimum enrollment

mum

is 1

2.

in

As a

two and the maxistand on their own, some

each colloquium

Although most colloquia

is

do not

credit,

but offer intense study

in

this

carry core curriculum

a wide range of topics not

in

whose GPA

falls

dropped

if

the deficiency

below 2.7

falls

either case,

is

not corrected; students

will

be

may

in

the program

who do

In

re-

not meet these require-

ments, by the time of graduation students must have attained a

cumulative

sional

â&#x20AC;˘

eligible to

Departmental Honors program

or,

if

Nine credit hours

continue by entering a

level in three-

in

honors course work at the 300 or 400

may

include honors con-

honors courses or colloquia, and either one or two

and the honors thesis can be downloaded from the Honors

the student's major does

Program

Honors Program, an individually designed

hon-

be

program (both of which require an application, either to the

Web

may be

â&#x20AC;˘

A public

site,

www.bridgew.edu/honorsprograms

or

picked up from the Honors Center. They should

filled out,

ing the first

Departmental Honors chairperson or the Honors Program).

Movement Arts,

Commonwealth Honors may be sum-

semesters of an honors thesis. Forms for honors contracts

they

Accounting and Finance

graduate school or profes-

obtained by undertaking the requirements specified by

tracts or

The following departments offer Departmental Honors:

own

in its

honors classes and one-credit honors colloquia

not offer Departmental Honors, by undertaking, through the

ors

the intelleaual high point of

for

the academic department, which

some

interdisciplinary

is

At least 12 honors credits at the 100 or 200

level

1

in

be

employment.

Credit requirements for

â&#x20AC;˘

(GPA requirements may be higher

will

where

marized as follows:

who have completed the 2 credits of honors work described above and who have attained a cumulative GPA academic departments) are

and valuable as a preparation

credit

Junior and Senior Years

of at least 3.3

many students the honors thesis

right,

GPA of 3.3.

Students

or,

the undergraduate experience -fascinating and exciting

enter the program. Although the honors directors have discretion to retain students

Whether

the thesis qualifies the student to graduate with honors

For

whose GPA

to 3.3, students

with their

appropriate, by the student's interdisciplinary honors committee.

be dropped from the program at that time.

will

whenever the GPA returns

require a two-semester thesis).

determined by the departmental honors committee

between 3.3 and 2.7 may remain

the program for a further semester after which they

this

Departmental Honors Committee and thesis adviser. Note that

to maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3.

Students

basis;

can be done for either one or two semesters. (We encour-

age two semesters, but students should discuss

some departments

honors classes or colloquia, students are expeaed

in

"XXXX485 Honors Thesis")

under the direaion of a faculty member on a one-on-one

usually found at this level.

Whether

student researches and writes an honors

thesis (earning three credits for

are attached to regularly offered courses that form part of the student's normal program. Colloquia

senior, the

check with their departments for

specific requirements.

signed and returned to the Honors Center dur-

two weeks

of the semester.

presentation of the thesis work at a

campus forum,

such as an event sponsored by the student's deparment or Health

Art

Promotion and Leisure

Aviation Science

Studies

the Undergraduate Research Symposium held each April.

Students

"with

who

complete the program

will

Commonwealth Honors" entered on

have the phrase

their transcripts.

Biology

Philosophy

Chemistry

Physics

Communication Studies

Political

Criminal Justice

Psychology

English

Social

Foreign Languages

Sociology

around the end of the sophomore or beginning of the junior

History

Theater and Dance

and should complete those requirements

Science

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS Students wishing to undertake only upper-division honors work

Work

can apply to their major department to do departmental honors

listed

year,

under "Junior

Management

and Senior Years."

Mathematics and

please consult your departmental honors committee or request

Computer Science Honors work at research ary.

in

this level

For specific requirements

and expeaations,

information at the Honors Center.

emphasizes independent study and

the major, or combination of majors

if

interdisciplin-

Students are required to take nine credits of honors work at

SCHOLARSHIPS

the 300-400 level and can do so by combining Honors Contracts

Bridgewater State College offers a variety of academic schol-

and the Honors Thesis.Wwh an Honors Contract, the student and instruaor devise an advanced project within the course that

arships ranging from presidential

emphasizes independent research on a particular subjea.The

ized scholarships described

on the Student Affairs Web

student then completes a special advanced project, under the

www.bridgew.edu/student

affairs.

instructor's direction, in conjunction with the course.

students

Honors courses or colloquia are advanced 300- and 400level

course work that typically replace honors contraas and are

designed to prepare students for upper-level research within

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

at

and Tsongas scholarships,

administered by the Office of Admissions, to the more special-

in

the Honors Program

is

Of particular

site,

interest to

the Adrian Tinsley Program for

Undergraduate Research, which offers generous financial support for students' research. Full details are available at

www.bridgew.edu/atp.

www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/as that information supersedes the published version of

this catalog.

43


ergraduate Academic Programs

HONORS CENTER Students

in

the program have access throughout the year to

the Honors Center

ground

meeting place large

work

and a

the Academic Achievement Center on the Library.

Designed as a study area and

for students in the

honors program, the center has

comfortable chairs, computers, a laser printer

tables,

Students

refrigerator.

theses written by national

in

Maxwell

floor of

will also find

BSC honors

students,

copies of past honors

and announcements of

and regional undergraduate research conferences

which honors students are encouraged to is

open from 9 am

academic

to 5 pm

participate.

in

The center

on Monday through Friday during the

year.

HONORS EVENTS Twice a year the program hosts a dinner for students and faculty featuring an informal talk by a faculty recipient of the Honors

Outstanding Faculty Award. The honors program also hosts other Fall Book Club, the Thesis Workshop and the One One Community Program where BSC honors students and high

events such as the

Book,

school students gather together with faculty facilitators to discuss the

same book.

HONOR

SOCIETIES

Several departments invite academically talented students to join nationally recognized honor societies. For information

on the

fol-

lowing, contaa the department chairperson.

Mu

Alpha Eta

Alpha (Marketing)

Sigma Gamma, Delta

Gamma

Chapter (Health)

Theta Upsilon (Geography)

Kappa Delta

Lambda

Pi

Pi

Pi

Eta

(Education)

(Communication Studies)

Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) Phi Alpha, Beta Chi

Phi

Chapter (Social Work)

Alpha Theta (History)

Pi

Kappa Delta

Pi

Mu

Pi

Sigma Alpha,

Psi Chi

Sigma

(Forensics)

Epsilon (Mathematics) Pi

Upsilon Chapter (Political Science)

(Psychology)

Gamma

Epsilon, Zeta lota

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Chapter (Earth Science)

PROGRAMS

The college offers a number of interdisciplinary programs, providing majors, minors

on

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and preprofessional programs. See the seaion

"Interdisciplinary

and Preprofessional Programs."


Undergraduate Academic ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND CLASSROOM CONDUCT

â&#x20AC;˘

If

will

tion

representative serving

withdraw

who do

with due process, students

who do

panel shall conduct

right

is

of

right to dismiss,

policies

shall

an advisory capacity, should either

meet with the panel

to discuss

its

investigations, usually within 15 days

due process. Based upon the allegations or evidence

received, the panel

no change

inconsistent with the

in

may recommend

further sanctions, or

sanctions, or a reduction

in

sanctions,

take into account any previous infractions only after

standards of the college. The Bridgewater State College Student

Handbook outlines campus

in

following notification, and shall follow the requirements

not meet the requirements

and order or whose behavior

of conduct

choose to have one,

not maintain acceptable

academic standing. The college also reserves the

may

the alleged violation of college policy. The academic review

faculty, administra-

and student governing boards. The college reserves the

to require students to

not resolved, the student or instructor

review panel, and the student and instructor, each with a

ic

accept and abide by the standards of

conduct and scholarship established by the

is

request a hearing within five school days before the academ-

Students are admitted to Bridgewater State College with the

expeaation that they

the matter

Policies

cludes

and may be viewed at

may

www.bridgew.edu/handbook/index.htm.

and it

will

con-

investigation of the present case. Further sanctions

its

include suspension or expulsion.

Requests by students for hearings by the academic review panel

will

be considered on the basis of inappropriate sanc-

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

tions, violation of

Institutions of higher education are dedicated to the pursuit of

impacted the outcome, or

truth. In this pursuit,

academic honesty

tance. Faculty, students ity

to value, demonstrate

one of the

college's

is

of fundamental impor-

and administrators

most

all

integrity as

essential institutional values.

dards of academic

integrity,

community has the praaice them.

and each member of the college

responsibility to understand, support

When

standards of academic integrity are

lowed, teaching and learning can proceed

When

trust.

are

in

bers and

students;

for the course in

may

result in a

which the violation took

an environment of

In

faculty

addition, the associate vice

a nonvoting capacity

a bearing on the sanctions imposed by the panel.

Any

is

in

violations by students. Multiple offenses by a student

before the academic review panel

result in a failure

place.

two

present, including at least

president for academic affairs will serve

expeaed plagiarism and cheating are not condoned and

may

members must be

as adviser to the panel and will maintain a record of reported

in

are subject to academic penalty, which

of the academic policies commit-

fol-

addressed seriously but equitably.

all

two student members

mem-

appointed annually by the chairperson of that committee;

three

munity require that cases of alleged academic dishonesty be

of

of three faculty

will consist

and

such standards are violated, teaching and learning

At Bridgewater State College, academic honesty

error that negatively

evidence that was not reasonably

members, to constitute a quorum.

doubt. Therefore, the best interests of the college com-

in

The academic review panel

tee,

The college has an obligation to establish and promote stan-

new

available at the time of the meeting with the instructor.

have a responsibil-

and safeguard academic

due process, procedural

is

All

may have

evidence

confidential.

decision of the academic review panel shall be forwarded

writing to the associate vice president for academic affairs,

who

shall inform

sion

in

both the student and the instructor of the deci-

writing by

hand

delivery or by return-receipt-requested,

addressee-only mail.

A violation

An appeal by

reduced grade, suspension or dismissal from

for

academic

either party shall

be made to the vice president

affairs.

the college.

Academic misconduct giarism, cheating

includes, but

is

not limited

to, pla-

and dishonest praaices. The procedure

CLASSROOM CONDUCT POLICY

for

implementing an academic penalty for academic misconduct

is

as follows:

â&#x20AC;˘

The instructor tion,

and they

Because

shall notify the shall discuss

student of the alleged viola-

the matter usually within seven

days of the notice of the alleged infraction. The instructor

and/or the student may request that the department

environment, Bridgewater State College students are prohibited

instructor shall notify the

associate vice president for academic affairs of the nature of

grade on an assignment or

in

may

include a reduced

the course, including failure.

The instructor reports the case to the academic review panel, and may refer the case for review. The instructor shall inform the student that further action vice president for

The associate

academic

may be taken by the

affairs, in

vice president for

associate

cases of repeat offens-

academic

affairs will refer

cases of repeat offenses to the academic review panel.

Note: See Catalog

Web Addenda

behavior or activity that causes the disruption

of teaching, Itarning, research or other academic activities neces-

chair,

department chair and the

the student, and the penalty, which

in

sary for the fulfillment of the college mission.

the alleged violation, the outcome of the meeting held with

es.

students and faculty at Bridgewater State College

from engaging

If

or other party from the college, be present at this meeting.

The

all

are entitled to a positive and constructive teaching and learning

disruptive behavior occurs,

whether

in

another academic environment, a faculty to

member has

remove the student from the classroom

potentially disruptive behavior to,

may

the classroom or the right

Examples of

setting.

include, but are not limited

using derogatory, vulgar and insulting language directed at

an individual or group, unsolicited talking class,

using or activating

classroom while class

cell

is in

in class,

sleeping

in

phones, arriving at or leaving the

session, and/or failing to

comply with

the legitimate request of a college faculty member. If

a student exhibits disruptive behavior, the faculty

may ask the

student to stop the behavior.

If

member

the student does not

comply with the professor's request, he or she

will

be asked to

at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

45


Undergraduate Academic

faculty

to be able to return to class.

If

the student agrees to the

member's instruaions and returns

quently continues to engage class sessions, the faculty

in

ACADEMIC PROBATION

expeaed appropriate

leave and the professor will indicate the

condua

to class but subse-

Students on academic probation are limited to 13 semester hours during the semester they are on probation.

disruptive behavior during future

member will forward

ic

tation of the student's behavior to the respective

who

chairperson,

will

meet with the student

and determine an appropriate course of action will vary, they seling,

reduaion

may

department

to review the matter

of aaion. While the courses

include referral to advising or coun-

addition,

academic

academ-

between the student and adviser

load, 2) frequent interviews

ress, 3)

In

involve 1) an adjustment in the student's

and

for the analysis of difficulties

grade, or withdrawal from the course.

in

may

probation

documen-

written

Policies

checking the student's prog-

for

a stipulation that certain courses be taken to improve the

student's academic performance, 4) restriaions on the student's extracurricular aaivities,

deemed

and

5) other

such precautions as are

advisable.

the student does not comply with the course of action and

If

continues to engage

in

disruptive behavior, the student

withdrawn from the course ciate vice president for

after a review

academic

may be

conducted by the asso-

affairs. This

Students

aaion may have

implications for the student's full-time status, financial aid, health

may

who have been

who

exhibit behavior that immediately

environment

in

endangers or

maintenance of an appro-

the classroom are subjea to an

immediate review by the associate vice president

for

academically separated from the col-

not take courses at the college (day or evening) for at

one academic semester. After

may apply

seriously disrupts the establishment or priate learning

lege least

insurance and resident status.

Students

ACADEMIC SEPARATION

for

this

time period, students

readmission through the Office of Admission.

Although not required,

recommended

it is

that readmission

applicants give evidence of at least one semester of academic

work with

a 2.5

academic

GPA or better at some other institution of higher who have previously completed courses at

learning. Students at

affairs.

If,

should

call

In all

mental tions

any time, faculty or students

Campus

Police at

1

2

1

feel threatened,

hours

operate to

course work taken elsewhere transfer credit.

have a personal

obligation to obtain medical care for conditions that to take

is

may

affect

any related medications as prescribed

The vice president

for

academic

appeal for any decisions

affairs will

made

aa

will

not necessarily be accepted as

An undergraduate degree-seeking student who If

readmitted, the student

who have

of three years

may be

left

The student may also be subjea to disciplinary aaion under

does not guarantee renewed financial aid

the Student

Code

of

Note: Academic readmission

Condua.

in

be resumed after

minimum

given special consideration upon written

appeal to the vice president for academic

affairs.

will

the college for a

by the associate vice presi-

dent for academic

placed on

order to continue.

readmission. Students

as the sole and

is

academic probation and must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0

The grade point average of the student

with disabilities are responsible for their disruptive condua.

credit

academically dismissed twice can only apply for readmission

after a three-year period.

by their physicians. Under applicable disability laws, students

final

more than 69

transferred from two-year institutions. However,

make determina-

based upon an individual's behavior rather than upon the

condua, and

may be

disability, including

individual's status of having a disability. Students

their

a college are reminded that a total of not

2.

cases involving an individual with a

disabilities, this policy will

they

must contaa the Financial Aid

affairs.

or reinstatement to the college eligibility.

The student

Office to be con