Undergraduate Catalog Addendum/Errata


Below are listed additions and/or corrections to the 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog since its publication on June 1, 2013. All corrections listed below have been made in the main online catalog sections to which they apply and will appear in the print version of those individual pages. They do not appear, however, in the PDF version of the full catalog. The last day for entering corrections was October 31, 2013.

Corrections by Dept/Program:


 

Corrections by Date:

June 21, 2013

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Music Department

The Special Study Opportunities section have been updated with the following language:

The Department of Music seeks creative students involved in the art of music in the areas of composition, performance, or teaching who value the enrichment afforded them by a liberal arts university. Webster University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department of Music offers music courses and ensembles to all Webster University students so that they may acquaint themselves with music as one aspect of their culture, either as appreciative listeners or as trained participants. The department offers state-approved curricula for the preparation of teachers of music in the elementary and secondary schools. The primary focus of the department is instruction designed to prepare students for careers in composition, jazz studies, music education, pedagogy, and performance. Students are also encouraged to avail themselves of several significant study opportunities in Europe and Asia, and summer workshops offered through the Department of Music.

Complementing the substantial musical environment of St. Louis, a full and varied concert season is offered by the department. The season includes student and faculty recitals, as well as performances by guest artists and student ensembles.

The University supports a number of performing groups including Concert Choir, Jazz Singers, Chamber Singers, Webster University Chamber Orchestra, Opera Studio, Jazz Collective, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and the New Music Ensemble. The department also provides various chamber music ensembles.

 

June 24, 2013

Dance (BFA) with Emphasis in Ballet and Dance (BFA) with Emphasis in Modern

The Recommended Electives for the BA or BFA in Dance have been synchronized to reflect the same list for both programs. The list should read:

  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)
  • BUSN 1200 Introduction to Business (3 hours)
  • Foreign Languages
  • ENGL 2150 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hours)
  • HIST 1100 World Civilizations Before 1500 (3 hours)
  • PHOT 1000 Photo I (3 hours)
  • PHIL 1010 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3 hours)
  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)
  • VIDE 1000 Introduction to Video Production (3 hours)
  • WGST 1010 Studying Women Across the Disciplines (3 hours)

 


July 31, 2013

Dutch-Accredited Degree Programs

Several changes have been made to these programs, primarily to accommodate inclusion of Global Citizenship Program general education requirements. They should read as follows:

Dutch-Accredited International Business and Management Degree (IBMS)

(Leiden campus only)

Program Description

This program provides an opportunity for students to concurrently obtain a Dutch University of Applied Sciences degree and an American bachelor degree from Webster University. The program follows the Webster University undergraduate requirements for the management and business curricula with special additional requirements added for Dutch Accreditation purposes.

The Dutch accredited International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) degree program is only offered at the Leiden campus and leads to the Dutch HBO Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies, with a study specialization (afstudeerrichting) in either International Business, or Marketing Management, or General Management, or Business Administration.

Enrollment in the Dutch IBMS program is only possible in conjunction with Webster University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Management without Emphasis, Bachelor of Arts in Management with Emphasis in International Business, and or Bachelor of Arts in Management with Emphasis in Marketing programs.

Program Acceptance

Any student already accepted to Webster University and in academic and financial good standing can enter the Dutch accredited IBMS degree program. The student must declare this degree program through the Leiden campus.

Program Dutch Authority Registration

First year applicants/students who wish to apply for Dutch Financial Aid are required to register with the Dutch Central Register for Higher Education (DUO-IB Groep). Details from the Leiden campus.

Program Residency Requirements

Students in this Dutch-accredited IBMS degree program have a residency requirement of 30 Webster credits at the Webster Leiden campus. Fifteen of these credits must be from the last 18 credits completed prior to graduation (including the capstone course and portfolio requirements).

Program Academic Policies

  • Students must follow all Webster University Academic Policies and Information contained in the IBMS handbook (available from the Leiden campus website).
  • No more than one course (3 credit hours) completed with a grade of D may count toward fulfilling the specific requirements of the degree program.
  • From 2012-13, students follow the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) guidelines for general education (see Academic Policies and Information). Courses with a grade of C- or better will satisfy GCP requirements.

Probation and Dismissal for this Dutch IBMS degree program have been modified in the following manner:

  • A student who does not earn a minimum of24 credits (48 EC) in their first year will be dismissed from this degree program.
  • A student may be placed on academic probation only after completing the 3rd term of study at Webster University.
  • A student on academic probation may be dismissed only after completing the 5th term of study at Webster University.

Special Program Academic Requirements and Information

Students declaring the Dutch accredited IBMS degree program as their major are required to do a 6 credit internship (MNGT 4950 or BUSN 4950), which may also be completed at other Webster campuses. Furthermore, the IBMS program requires students to complete a portfolio which is built around a sequence of 1- or 2-credit courses and concluded with a portfolio review and presentation in GNST 4000. The portfolio functions as an overview of the major and is presented before a panel of peers and faculty, including the Head of Department. The portfolio serves multiple objectives: it asks the student to reflect on his/her choice of courses (electives, general education courses, possible minors), it connects the student's research and academic development with his/her professional development, and embeds the notion of the liberal arts firmly into the program. The student's career orientation is further enhanced by attending a "capita selecta" of career and special events, guest lectures, and library readings organized in Leiden. The student is asked to submit a c.v., include three of his/her best papers from different years plus the final paper of the capstone course, and include the internship report. The portfolio also allows for personal integrated career path coaching.

IBMS Degree Programs

For the Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies, Specialization International Business:

Students need to take, in addition to Webster University's General Education and Management with Emphasis in International Business requirements:

  • BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets
  • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Measurement and Statistics
  • BUSN 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • ILC 1091 Workshop
  • MATH 1430 College Algebra
  • MNGT 3100 Issues: Project Management
  • MNGT 3440 Stress Management
  • MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 4570 Marketing Research
  • BUSN 4650 International Business
  • WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing
  • ECON 4610 Reading Course: Current Issues in Global Economics
  • MNGT 4950 Internship (6 credits)

Portfolio requirement

Required GCP General Education Courses

  • FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
  • SPCM 1040 Public Speaking
  • WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition
  • MEDC 2800, HRTS 1100, PHIL 2320, PSYC 1100, or SOCI 2475
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies, or GNST 2000
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210 or SUST 1100
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • RELG 1080, ENGL 2110, or ENGL 1044
  • MNGT 3100 Career Orientation/ Portfolio
  • GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar

For the Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies, Specialization Marketing Management:

Students need to take, in addition to Webster University's General Education and Management with Emphasis in Marketing requirements:

  • ADVT 1940 Introduction to Marketing Communications
    or MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media
  • BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets
  • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Measurement and Statistics
  • BUSN 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • INTM 2350 Production Tools for Advertising and Public Relations
  • BUSN 4650 International Business
  • MATH 1430 College Algebra
  • MNGT 3100 Issues: Project Management
  • MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 3550 Public Relations
  • MNGT 4100 International Management
  • WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing
  • ECON 4610 Reading Course: Current Issues in Global Economics
  • MNGT 4950 Internship (6 credits)

Portfolio requirement

Required GCP General Education Courses:

  • FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
  • SPCM 1040 Public Speaking
  • WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition
  • MEDC 2800, HRTS 1100, PHIL 2320, or SOCI 2475
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies, or GNST 2000
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210 or SUST 1100
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • RELG 1080, ENGL 2110, or ENGL 1044
  • MNGT 3100 Career Orientation/ Portfolio
  • GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar


For the Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies, Specialization General Management:

Students need to take, in addition to Webster University's General Education and Management without Emphasis requirements:

  • BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets
  • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Measurement and Statistics
  • BUSN 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • MATH 1430 College Algebra
  • MNGT 3100 Issues: Project Management
  • MNGT 3440 Stress Management
  • BUSN 4650 International Business
  • MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 4100 International Management
  • MNGT 4570 Marketing Research
  • MNGT 4550 Organizational Development (or equivalent)
  • WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing
  • ECON 4610 Reading Course: Current Issues in Global Economics
  • MNGT 4610 Reading Course: Current Issues in Management
  • MNGT 4950 Internship (6 credits)


Portfolio requirement

Required GCP General Education Courses:

  • FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
  • SPCM 1040 Public Speaking
  • WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition
  • MEDC 2800, HRTS 1100, PHIL 2320, PSYC 1100, or SOCI 2475
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies, or GNST 2000
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210 or SUST 1100
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • RELG 1080, ENGL 2110, or ENGL 1044
  • MNGT 3100 Career Orientation/ Portfolio
  • GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar

For the Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies, Specialization Business Administration:

Students need to take, in addition to Webster University's General Education and BS in Business Administration requirements:

  • ACCT 3025 Advanced Managerial and Cost Accounting
  • BUSN 2100 Business Communications
  • BUSN 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • BUSN 4300 Business Ethics
  • FINC 3210 Principles of Finance
  • BUSN 4650 International Business
  • MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior
  • MATH 1430 College Algebra
  • MNGT 3100 Issues: Project Management
  • MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management
  • CSIS 3410 Information Analysis
  • BUSN 4950 Internship (6 credits)
  • WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing
  • ECON 4610 Reading Course: Current Issues in Global Economics
  • BUSN 4610 Reading Course: Current Issues in Business
  • MNGT 4570 Marketing Research


Portfolio requirement

Required GCP General Education Courses:

  • FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
  • SPCM 1040 Public Speaking
  • WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition
  • MEDC 2800, HRTS 1100, PHIL 2320, PSYC 1100, or SOCI 2475
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies, or GNST 2000
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210 or SUST 1100
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • RELG 1080, ENGL 2110, or ENGL 1044
  • MNGT 3100 Career Orientation/ Portfolio
  • GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar

Dutch-Accredited Applied Behavior and Social Sciences (ABSS)

(Leiden campus only)

Program Description

This program provides an opportunity for students to concurrently obtain a Dutch University of Applied Sciences degree and an American bachelor degree from Webster University. The program follows the Webster University undergraduate requirements for the psychology or sociology curricula with special additional requirements added for Dutch Accreditation purposes.

The Dutch accredited Applied Behavioral and Social Sciences (ABSS) degree program is only offered at the Leiden campus and leads to the Dutch HBO Bachelor in Applied Behavioral and Social Sciences, with a study specialization ("afstudeerrichting") in either psychology or sociology.

Enrollment in the Dutch ABSS program is only possible in conjunction with Webster University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or Bachelor of Arts in Sociology programs.

Program Acceptance

Any student already accepted to Webster University and in academic and financial good standing can enter the Dutch accredited ABSS degree program. The student must declare this degree program through the Leiden campus.

Program Dutch Authority Registration:

First year applicants/students who wish to apply for Dutch Financial Aid are required to register with the Dutch Central Register for Higher Education (DUO-IB Groep). Details from the Leiden campus.

Program Residency Requirements:

Students in this Dutch-accredited ABSS degree program have a residency requirement of 30 Webster credits at the Webster Leiden campus. Fifteen of these credits must be from the last 18 credits completed prior to graduation (including the capstone course and portfolio requirements).

Program Academic Policies:

Students must follow all Webster University Academic Policies and Information contained in the ABSS handbook (available from the Leiden campus website).

No more than one course (3 credit hours) completed with a grade of D may count toward fulfilling the specific requirements of the degree program.

From 2012-13, students follow the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) guidelines for general education (see Academic Policies and Information). Courses with a grade of C- or better will satisfy GCP requirements.

Probation and Dismissal for this Dutch ABSS degree program have been modified in the following manner:

  • A student who does not earn a minimum of24 credits (48 EC) in their first year will be dismissed from this degree program.
  • A student may be placed on academic probation only after completing the 3rd term of study at Webster University.
  • A student on academic probation may be dismissed only after completing the 5th term of study at Webster University.

Special Program Academic Requirements and Information:

Students declaring the Dutch accredited ABSS degree program as their major are required to do a 6 credit internship (PSYC 2900 or SOCI 2900), which may also be completed at other Webster campuses. Furthermore, the ABSS program requires students to complete a portfolio which is built around a sequence of 1- or 2-credit courses and concluded with a portfolio review and presentation in GNST 4000. The portfolio functions as an overview of the major and is presented before a panel of peers and faculty, including the Head of Department. The portfolio serves multiple objectives: it asks the student to reflect on his/her choice of courses (electives, general education courses, possible minors), it connects the student's research and academic development with his/her professional development, and embeds the notion of the liberal arts firmly into the program. The student's career orientation is further enhanced by attending a "capita selecta" of career and special events, guest lectures, and library readings organized in Leiden. The student is asked to submit a c.v., include three of his/her best papers from different years plus the final paper of the capstone course, and include the internship report. The portfolio also allows for personal integrated career path coaching.

ABSS Degree Programs:

For the Bachelor in Applied Behavioral and Social Studies, Specialization Psychology:

Students need to take, in addition to Webster University's General Education and Psychology requirements:

  • BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • MATH 1430 College Algebra
  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practice
  • MNGT 3100 Project Management
  • PSYC 3075 Stress Management
  • WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing
  • PSYC 4750 Advanced Statistics
  • PSYC 4000 Advanced Studies in Psychology
  • PSYC 4610 Advanced Independent Reading Course
  • PSYC 4825 Senior Thesi
Required GCP General Education Courses:
  • FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
  • SPCM 1040 Public Speaking
  • WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition
  • MATH 1410 Introductory College Mathematics
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media
  • HRTS 1100 Introduction to Human Rights
  • GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies, or GNST 2000
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210 or SUST 1100
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • RELG 1080, ARHS 2200, HIST 2240, ENGL 2110, or ENGL 1044
  • GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar

For the Bachelor in Applied Behavioral and Social Studies, Specialization Sociology:

Students need to take, in addition to Webster University's General Education and Sociology requirements:

  • BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets
  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practice
  • MNGT 3100 Project Management
  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 3075 Stress Management
  • WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing
  • SOCI 4750 Advanced Statistics
  • SOCI 4000 Advanced Studies in Sociology
  • SOCI 4610 Advanced Independent Reading Course
  • SOCI 4825 Senior Thesis

Required GCP General Education Courses:

  • FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
  • SPCM 1040 Public Speaking
  • WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition
  • MATH 1410 Introductory College Mathematics
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media
  • HRTS 1100 Introduction to Human Rights
  • SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies, or GNST 2000
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210 or SUST 1100
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • RELG 1080, ARHS 2200, HIST 2240, ENGL 2110, or ENGL 1044
  • GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar

 

Minor in Dance: Technique

DANC 1310 and DANC 1320 should be included in the list of Required Courses. The list should read:

  • DANC 2520 Living Anatomy and Movement (3 hours)
  • DANC 2210 Dance History: Lineage Based to 20th Century (3 hours)
  • DANC 1220 Improvisation I (2 hours)
  • DANC 1310 and DANC 1320 Composition I (5 hours)
  • Additional advanced-level work in technique, choreography, topics, independent study (DANC 2050, 2060, 2250, 3250, 3220, 3250, 3550, 3560, etc.)(1 hour)
  • MUSC 1000 Fundamentals of Musicianship (3 hours)
  • Minimum of one year in at least two of the following: DANC 2000-level applied dance, Tap; 3000-level applied dance, Jazz, Modern, or Ballet (12 hours)

 

September 4, 2013

Music with an emphasis in Composition (BM)

Musicianship IV should be added to the list of Core Courses. The list should read as follows:

Core Music Courses

    • MUSC 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 Music Theory I-IV( 12 hours)
    • MUSC 1810, 1820 2810 Musicianship I-IV (8 hours)
    • MUSC 2030, 2040 Survey of Music History I, II (6 hours)
    • MUSC 4700 Advanced Variable Topic (taken in junior or senior year only) (2-3 hours)

 

September 7, 2013

Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs

The BA in Media Communications has been added to list of programs offered online.

An explanatory paragraph regarding undergraduate degree completion was added.

 

Education (BA) with Certification in Elementary Education

Required Courses for Elementary Education

EDUC 4831 and EDUC 4832 should be deleted from the list; they are not required for this program.

 

Management (BA) with emphasis in International Business

MNGT 3320 Business Law: International should be added to the list of Required Courses

 

Computer Science (BS) with an emphasis in Information Technology

In the section beginning with "Students who do not have a second major...", the correct course number for University Physics Lab II is PHYS 2041

 

International Relations (BA)

Under Emphasis in International Economics, the correct course number for Intermediate Macroeconomics is ECON 3030

Under Emphasis in Migration and Refugee Studies, the correct course number for Advanced Studies in International Law should be INTL 3030

Under Required Courses, the first bullet should read: POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations (3 hours)

 

Philosophy with an emphasis in Ethics and Society (BA)

Under Required Courses, the correct course number for Philosophical Ethics is PHIL 3350

 

Sociology (BA)

Under the group Demography and Community, the correct course number for Human Ecology is SOCI 3575

 

Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law (BA)

The last bullet in the Required Courses section should read: Overview and research requirement (Research requirement must be fulfilled with a term paper focused on a law-related topic.)

Religious Studies (BA)

Under Required Courses, the following should be added:

6 credit hours from:

    • RELG 2070 Introduction to Eastern Religions (3 hours)
    • RELG 2080 Introduction to Western Religions (3 hours)
    • RELG 2090 Introduction to Religions of Small Scale Societies (3 hours)

 

Music with an emphasis in Jazz Studies-Technology (BM)

The correct title of the program is: Music with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies-Music Technology (BM)

In addition, the following is the program information as it should appear:

Program Description

Webster offers the bachelor of music (BM) with an emphasis in performance or music technology for vocalists and instrumentalists. The Webster jazz studies program is based around the small group performing experience. Students participate in jazz combos, Big Band, or Jazz Singers in addition to an academic curriculum that balances courses in jazz and classical music instruction. Students in this program also complete a signifacant amount of audio courses

Degree Requirements

128 credit hours to include:

  • 91-95 required credit hours
  • 12 general election credit hours

Required Courses

Core Music Courses

  • MUSC 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 Music Theory I-IV (12 hours)
  • MUSC 1810, 1820 Musicianship I, II (4 hours)
  • MUSC 2030, 2040 Survey of Music History I, II (6 hours)
  • MUSC 470X Advanced Variable Topic (taken in junior or senior year only) (2-3 hours)

Performance Courses

  • MUSC 0890 Recital Attendance (six semesters required) (0 hours)
  • MUSC 0990 Master Class (taken every semester) (0 hours)
  • MUSC 4003 Applied Music (major instrument) (4 hours)
  • MUSC 2300, 2305, 2310, Jazz Improvisation I, II, III (6 hours)
  • MUSC 2315 Jazz Improvisation IV (if not studying in Vienna) (2 hours)
  • MUSC 3300, 3310 Jazz Improvisation V, VI (6 hours)
  • Senior Overview (0 hours)
  • Major Ensemble
    8 hours over eight semesters to be selected from:
    • MUSC 4950 Webster University Jazz Singers (1 hour per semester)
    • MUSC 4960 Webster University Jazz Ensemble (combo) (1 hour per semester)
    • MUSC 4970 Webster University Jazz Collective (1 hour per semester)

Audio and Supportive Courses

  • MUSC 1080, 1085, 2001, 2501 Secondary Instrument: Class Piano, Secondary and Non-Major Piano (4 hours)
    (four consecutive semesters required; minimum two hours of applied instruction in individual lessons)
  • MUSC 1370, 1380 Jazz Theory I, II (6 hours)
  • MUSC 2370, 2375, 2380 Jazz Theory III, IV, V (6 hours)
  • MUSC 2385 Jazz Theory VI (if not studying in Vienna) (2 hours)
  • MUSC 3010 Composition (3 hours)
  • MUSC 3410 Conducting I (3 hours)
  • MUSC 4320 Jazz Education Methods (2 hours)
  • MUSC 4340, 4350 Jazz Scoring and Arranging I, II (6 hours)
  • AUDI 1100, 2000 Audio Production I, II (6 hours)
  • AUDI 1200 Introduction to MIDI (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3000 Multitrack Recording (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3600 MIDI Applications: Sequencing (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4300 Advanced MIDI Applications: Film Scoring (3 hours)

 

Political Science (BA)

Under Required Courses, Comparative Politics (3 hours) should be added to the list

 

Certificate in Curatorial Studies

The correct credit hours for the Curatorial Studies Journal is 0 credit hours

 

Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design (BFA)

The correct title for DESN 4900 is Professional Practice in Graphic Design

 

September 8, 2013

Minor in Drama Studies

ENGL 1510 and ENGL 1520 are no longer offered and should be removed from the list of options at the St. Louis campus.

 

Certificate in Broadcast Journalism

The phrase "Art therapy courses – 9 credit hours including:" should not appear and has been removed.

 

Certificate in Buddhist Studies

The phrase "Art therapy courses – 9 credit hours including:" should not appear and has been removed.

The correct course number for Issues in Contemporary Society is SOCI 2000.

 

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

The last sentence in the first paragraph should read:

Webster University will issue a certificate recognizing the successful completion (C or better) of a 24-credit-hour core in paralegal studies.

 

Minor in International Human Rights

The ANSO prefix has been discontinued and should be removed. Thus, PSYC/ANSO 3225 Holocaust should read PSYC 3225 Holocaust and PSYC/ANSO 3275 Genocide should read PSYC 3275 Genocide.

 

Minor in Multicultural Studies

The correct course number for History Roundtable: The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X is HIST 3060

 

University Overview/Licensure/Approvals and Specialized Accreditation

Licensure information for Washington State has been updated to read:

Webster University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Webster University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

 

Legal Studies (BA)

The correct credit hours for LEGAL 4840 Corporation and Business Organizations is 3 hours.
The correct credit hours for LEGAL 4600 Legal Seminar is 3 hours.
The correct credit hours for
LEGAL 4800 Advanced Topics in Law is 3 hours.

School of Education

The following should be inserted in the School of Education page, as required by NCATE:

Assessment Policy of School of Education

All programs in the School of Education use key assessments in specific courses to evaluate and promote student achievement of specific learning outcomes. In all courses that use key assessment assignments, students will see on each syllabus the standards that are used for assessing their academic performance. In addition, all faculty and students are expected to use the web-based TK20 Assessment System for the submission and evaluation of key assessment assignments; TK20 serves as the school’s electronic assessment system. Students may contact their advisors, if they have further questions.

 

Scriptwriting (BA)

Changes approved by Curriculum Committee on March 26, 2013 are as follows:

Degree Requirements should read:

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 45 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

Required Courses should read:

  • ENGL 2170 Playwriting (3 hours)
  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1050 Introduction to Media Writing (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3110 Script Analysis (3 hours)
  • SCPT 2900 Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3400 Television Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3500 Writing Screenplays for Film (3 hours)
  • SCPT 4400 Advanced Television Scriptwriting: Genres (3 hours)
  • SCPT 4500 Advanced Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • SCPT 4700 Professional Development in Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4620 Senior Overview* (3 hours)

*Capstone Course

 

Academic Policies and Information/General Education Program Requirements

Under section Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science majors (BA and BS degrees), the BS in Mobile Computing should be added to the list of computer science degrees in the Note section. Thus the section should read:

Students are required to address each of the nine general education goals listed below (27 credit hours minimum).*

*Note: Students pursuing a BS degree in the computer science fields of information technology, information systems, information management, or mobile computing are required to address four of the nine general education goals (12 credit hours minimum).

Students majoring in programs from the School of Communications (BA degree) are required to complete 36 credit hours in general education as indicated in the School of Communication Majors section below.

 

Dutch-Accredited Degree Programs

The correct course number for Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is MNGT 3700

Course Descriptions

The following course descriptions have been added to the catalog:

ART 1700 Fine Art Photography (3)

Fine Art Photography is an introductory art photography class dealing with conceptual, historical and practical bases of photography as used in art practice. Students will begin to understand and interpret photographic imagery, practice critical thinking and discover the possibility of camera-made and constructed images. Lectures will introduce the work of noted photographers, and the evolution of aesthetics and theory associated with the history of the medium, and will examine the impact that the photographic image exerts in contemporary art. Students will learn the technical skills that they will need to use a 35mm manual camera, process black and white negatives and make black and white prints.Classes will consist of slide presentations on contemporary photographers, discussions, demonstrations, and hands on work time.

HIST 1120 The Ancient World (3)

This course will trace the beginnings of civilization in the ancient world, from the first urban societies in Mesopotamia 5500 years ago to the independent development of such societies elsewhere. Geographically, it will range from the Atlantic to the Pacific, encompassing Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The focus will be on differentiating between universals of complex society formation and unique responses to situations peculiar to individual cases.

INTL 3030 Advanced Studies in International Law (3)

The course examines a specialized area of international law in terms of the relevant treaties and court cases that have been adjudicated in national courts, international courts and other types of legal bodies. The course also pays close attention to the interplay of international politics and international law. Approved topics include international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international refugee law, international environmental law, space law, diplomatic law, and the law if the sea. Prerequisite: INTL 2030.

MULC 2000 Topics in Multicultural Studies (3)

This course provides an opportunity to examine topics of interest within multicultural studies. Content will vary and will include particular focus on race, sexual orientation, age, ability, ethnicity, religion, and other aspects of diversity. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

SCPT 4700 Professional Development in Scriptwriting (3)

Students will learn the elements of marketing their original scripts to the film and television industry and of making a career as a writer in film or television. The course will teach the basics of pitching stories, writing script coverage, as well as refining your work to create a professional portfolio.



September 9, 2013

Accounting (BS)

The correct number of required credit hours should be 69

Music with an Emphasis in Piano Performance (BM)

The Degree Requirements were corrected to match the list of required courses. Thus the Degree Requirements section reads:

Degree Requirements

    • 96-97 required credit hours
    • 12 general education credit hours
    • 20 elective credit hours

 

September 12, 2013

Tuition, Fees and Refunds

Applied Music fees were corrected to reflect approvals made in August but omitted from the catalog. The fees should read:

  • Fifteen 60 minute private lessons: $510
  • Fifteen 30 minute private lessons: $255

October 29, 2013

College of Arts & Sciences/Biological Sciences Department

The Special Requirements section should read (underlining indicates text added):

Science courses taken more than 10 years ago may not count as the prerequisite for certain advanced courses.

Students in Pre-Professional Programs such as Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Athletic Trainer should take Human Anatomy & Physiology, BIOL 3010, 2011 and BIOL 3020, 3021.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours at Webster University within the Biological Sciences Department. This must include BIOL 4400 and BIOL 4430 and 12 credit hours of 3000-4000 level courses in biology or chemistry. Required courses must be completed at Webster University once the student begins to matriculate at Webster University. Transfer courses taken prior to enrollment at Webster University may be used to substitute for required courses if accepted by the chair.

No more than 6 credit hours of independent study and/or reading courses may count toward the required biology hours. Coursework completed with a grade of “D” may not be counted toward the fulfillment of departmental requirements.

Course Descriptions/PHIL

The following course descriptions should be included in the catalog:

PHIL 1200 The Meaning of Life (3)
This course explores what makes life meaningful from several perspectives, including western and eastern philosophical perspectives, theistic and atheistic perspectives, social and political perspectives from different cultures, both inside and outside the United States. Commitment to cultural values creates differences that often cause hostilities. This course aims to help students understand cultural values otehr than their own in order to promote an appreciation of and tolerance for cultural differences.

PHIL 2000 Making Decisions (4)
There are significant tensions between how we ought to decide (or how decision theory tells us we ought to decide) and how we in fact decide. This course reviews ideal methods for decision making, ways that decision makers habitually fall short of the ideals, and how decision theory can be applied in ordinary life to make more rational decisions and achieve better outcomes. Topics include mental and social impediments to good decision making, probabilities, risk, games, and bargaining.

Tuition, Fees and Refunds

The fourth paragraph under the Payment section has been revised to read:

Students are encouraged to make electronic check payments online, but personal checks made payable to Webster University are also accepted. A $30 returned payment fee is charged if payment is returned. Webster also accepts MasterCard, Discover, VISA, and American Express payments online with a 2.75% convenience fee.

October 31, 2013

International Relations (BA)

Under Special Requirements, the second paragraph should read: With permission of the student's advisor, the following courses offered by other areas of study at Webster University may be applied toward the 42 credit hours required in international relations

Under Special Requirements, the first bullet should read: HRTS 1100 Introduction to Human Rights (3 hours)

Film Production

The Special Admission Requirement should be removed.

Animation Production Certificate

The correct information for this certificate is as follows:

The certificate in animation production is designed to give studentsfrom all academic disciplines within the university an opportunity toexplore the principles, theory and practice of animation. Students willhave the opportunity to complete additional coursework in severalareas focusing on the fundamentals of storytelling, acting, drawingand experimentation. The Certificate in Animation Production is onlyavailable to students not majoring in Animation.Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses applied towardthe certificates.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

    • Demonstrate 2D animation;
    • Develop and execute all aspects of an animated work;
    • Tell stories in long and short format animation technology;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of theory, critical assessment and history of animation.

Required Courses

    • ANIM 1000 Animation I (3 hours)
    • ANIM 1010 Animation II (3 hours)
    • FLST 2070 History of Animation (3 hours)
    • ANIM 3020 Story Development (3 hours)

An additional 9 credit hours are to be chosen from the following:

    • ANIM 2000 Advanced Animation (3 hours)
    • ANIM 2010 Experimental Animation (3 hours)
    • ANIM 3010 Voicing Your Creation (3 hours)
    • ANIM 3030 Visual Storytelling (3 hours)
    • ANIM 4010 Character Design (3 hours)
    • ANIM 4020 Storyboarding (3 hours)
    • ART 1110 Introduction to Drawing (3 hours)
    • ART 1120 Principles of Drawing (3 hours)

Digital Media Certificate

The correct name of the certificate should be Digital Media - Design & Production

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