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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

Academic Special Programs



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University Core Curriculum (Traditional Programs)  

Aerospace Studies - Air Force ROTC

Through an agreement with the Air Force (AFROTC) and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) at Clemson University, Anderson University students can concurrently enroll in the AFROTC or AROTC program at Clemson University. The courses of study in these two programs are outlined in this catalog, under Aerospace Studies (A S) for the Air Force ROTC and Military Leadership (ML) for the Army ROTC program. Students can complete the programs in one to four years (time required in the program is based on needs of the military, so check with the appropriate ROTC department for details). There are limited scholarships and incentive programs available to provide funding for tuition, fees, and books. In addition, ROTC students may also be eligible for a monthly tax-free stipend to help offset expenses. Students who complete these programs and commissioning requirements may be appointed as second lieutenants in the respective services. Opportunities also exist for graduate or professional study once on active duty, and temporary deferments to active duty may be possible. Interested students should contact the Air Force ROTC office (864-656-3254) or the Army ROTC office (864-656- 3107) at Clemson University.

 

Freshman Year Experience

An FYE course is required of all new and transfer students who are under age 21 if they have not previously been enrolled as full-time students at the college level. Concurrent and AP course credits do not exempt students from the requirement to complete the course.

New students in traditional degree programs who are 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the first semester of enrollment and who live off-campus are exempt from participation in FYE 101 .

 

Honors Program

Honors Program Personnel

Dr. Chuck Fuller, Director
864-622-6028
cfuller@andersonuniversity.edu

Annie Brink, Administrative Assistant
864-231-2150
abrink@andersonuniversity.edu
 


Anderson University invites students with strong academic backgrounds to apply to the Honors Program. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but students are admitted for entrance for each fall semester. Details about the Honors Program and the application are available on the website: www.andersonuniversity.edu/honors.

The Honors Program provides a unique course of study. Along with completing the chosen major and honors courses, students can engage in independent research, participate in extra-curricular activities, and graduate with honors.

All Honors courses are uniquely tailored for Honors students, integrating faith and specific academic disciplines. In the first three semesters Honors students take three Foundations courses, which cover the span of Western intellectual thought from antiquity to the 21st Century. Students study philosophy, history, literature, theology and the arts to show how they intersect with Christian history and the Christian faith. In every course students engage the disciplines and topics from a Christian worldview, while also ensuring the students express and develop their views on relevant questions and perennial problems.

Every Honors student takes Apologetics, a course that focuses on a thorough study of apologetics and philosophical reasoning. Honors students will study the proofs for God’s existence, the problem of evil and suffering, and a number of other philosophical issues related to the intelligibility of Christianity, designed to equip students to articulate their views on contemporary challenges to the Christian Faith in the 21st Century.

Additionally, the Honors program offers several elective courses, including: Christian Ethics, Science & Faith, and Interdisciplinary Topics. Each student finishes the program by completing an Honors Senior Seminar, which brings culminating focus and application to the experience.

Students enrolled in the Honors Program must fulfill the General Education requirements for their degree program, but Honors students can fulfill some of their General Education requirements by successfully completing select Honors courses.

The Honors Program involves extra- curricular activities, such as participation in the National Collegiate Honors Council, field trips, and recreational activities.

Students who complete the Honors Program are eligible for graduation with honors. Participation in the Honors Program will be designated on the student’s diploma and recognized at the annual Honors Convocation. Students enrolled in the Honors Program enjoy an experience designed for high performing individuals. The curriculum and activities are designed to produce critical thinkers, independent learners, and creative problem solvers. The overall program provides for a solid foundation for future stages of educational development in undergraduate and graduate studies.

 

International Studies

International Programs at Anderson University are under the guidance of the Director of International Programs. The Director facilitates student engagement in international programs through short-term and semester-long study abroad programs. In addition, the Director assists faculty and staff in international program development, insures individuals are aware of pertinent institutional policies, and enhances international awareness on the campus.

Anderson University offers opportunities for both credit and noncredit international study. Credit courses offered through these programs may be special topic courses developed for a particular occasion or courses that are included in the University’s curriculum. Each semester Anderson University offers faculty-led courses that enable juniors and seniors to enroll in a general elective course with an international travel component during the spring or winter break. This program is called “AU Abroad.” Students can also take part in short-term mission trips as well as short-term programs designed for specific majors. These opportunities may vary each semester.

Anderson University students can participate in study abroad for a full semester. Opportunities exist to study in China, Australia, Ireland, England, Spain, and Italy in addition to other various countries. All courses receiving academic credit require prior institutional approval before travel. Students must meet with Anderson Central to determine financial aid eligibility for full semester study abroad programs. In addition, courses taken abroad are awarded Pass/Fail credit only. Students interested in studying abroad should meet with a study abroad counselor to select an appropriate program. AU students who wish to study abroad or take part in an international program sponsored by AU are required to obtain permission from the Office of International Programs.

 

Military Leadership - Army ROTC

Through an agreement with the Air Force (AFROTC) and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) at Clemson University, Anderson University students can concurrently enroll in the AFROTC or AROTC program at Clemson University. The courses of study in these two programs are outlined in this catalog, under Aerospace Studies (A S) for the Air Force ROTC and Military Leadership (ML) for the Army ROTC program. Students can complete the programs in one to four years (time required in the program is based on needs of the military, so check with the appropriate ROTC department for details). There are limited scholarships and incentive programs available to provide funding for tuition, fees, and books. In addition, ROTC students may also be eligible for a monthly tax-free stipend to help offset expenses. Students who complete these programs and commissioning requirements may be appointed as second lieutenants in the respective services. Opportunities also exist for graduate or professional study once on active duty, and temporary deferments to active duty may be possible. Interested students should contact the Air Force ROTC office (864-656-3254) or the Army ROTC office (864-656- 3107) at Clemson University.

 

Other Special Programs

Directed Study

Taught within Any Department. Any course not in the catalog but offered in response to a special request by an individual or group; content may vary and dependent upon the interests and needs of the student and the instructor.

Student Research Initiative

466. Any Department (Variable Cr. Hrs.)
The Student Research Initiative (SRI) provides opportunities to highly motivated and accomplished undergraduates (3.5 GPA) in all disciplines to work collaboratively with faculty in the creation of projects within the fine arts or on research within a scholarly discipline. The SRI course may substitute for a capstone course in the major. Student Research Initiative projects can take a variety of forms, but to be recognized and approved by deans, the Faculty Development Committee, and the Provost, they must be:

  1. advanced in scholarly preparation and content (300/400 level).
  2. the culmination of a sequence of precious academic work in one or more disciplines.
  3. intensively mentored by one or more faculty members.
  4. demonstrative of student initiative at each stage of project development.
  5. productive of outcomes that are publicly presented, preferably to an audience broader than the instructor and other students in a course.

The Washington Center

Students who participate in The Washington Center earn 12 hours of credit for the internship and program activities. In addition, TWC requires students to take a 3-credit course during the semester making a semester total of 15 hours of earned credit. For this additional course, a Transient Course Work form with required signatures must be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office in order for these hours to be reflected on the University transcript.