Catawba College

Introduction

Scholarship. Character. Culture. Service.

Catawba College was founded in Newton, North Carolina, in 1851 by the German Reformed Church. The College — which is today affiliated with the United Church of Christ — moved to its present location in Salisbury in 1925. The College endeavors to attract students both nationally and internationally of good ability and character. A private, coeducational institution, Catawba offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Education degrees to traditional and non-traditional students. The College also serves the public through educational outreach and volunteer service programs for the world community.

History and Campus

Established in 1851, Catawba College is the sixth-oldest college in North Carolina. It is a private, coeducational college, affiliated with the United Church of Christ, which has deliberately chosen to remain a fouryear institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Its purpose is to enrich the educational experiences of students and to prepare these students for productive and meaningful lives of purpose following their graduation.

Catawba's campus is located in the historic piedmont city of Salisbury and consists of 41 buildings on 276 acres. It is a beautiful blend of neogothic architecture set on a shaded hillside adjacent to its own ecological preserve. Centrally located, it is only two hours away from the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina and four hours away from some of the best beaches on the Atlantic Coast.

The Mission Statement

Catawba College is committed to providing students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation.

Catawba College draws strength from Judeo-Christian values, sustains a dynamic community of learners and seeks to unite a diverse population of students, faculty and staff as active co-participants in scholarship and service. Catawba College prepares students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens with a zeal to enrich human life.

Athletics Mission Statement

To support the overall mission of the college, through the conduct and operation of an athletic program that meets or exceeds the expectations, policies, and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the South Atlantic Conference (SAC), and the governing bodies of Catawba College. Within that support system, the athletic department strives to provide a wholesome environment for every athletic program participant, and an environment that enriches not only the physical lives and learning processes of each individual; but also one that attends to the needs of their academic and social lives as well.

CATAWBA COLLEGE TODAY

Catawba College now has 41 buildings on 276 wooded acres. It is known for its 189-acre on-campus ecological preserve and its 300-acre wildlife refuge. The physical plant is valued in excess of $40 million. Nearly 1,300 students representing over 30 U.S. states and 14 foreign countries attend Catawba. The student body is evenly divided among men and women.

Like the student body, the Catawba faculty is cosmopolitan in nature. It embodies a significant range of opinion and philosophy, founded in studies at many of our nation's leading colleges and universities. Of the 65 full-time teaching faculty employed at Catawba, 86 percent hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their discipline (Ph.D. or M.F.A.).

Catawba seeks to employ faculty members who not only are excellent teachers, but who also have the capacity to guide and challenge students through their interaction with them in clubs, scholastic organizations, and athletic and social activities. Faculty are genuinely committed to the mission of the College which expresses concern for the total development of the student. The ideal faculty-student ratio means that a faculty member is always available to aid and counsel a student and to offer support in the sometimes difficult developmental process. Former students often attribute their success to the fact that faculty members cared about them as persons, not just for their academic performance. Catawba College is governed by a Board of Trustees of 39 men and women representing a broad spectrum of leadership from various constituency groups within the College community — businesses and professions, the alumni association, and the United Church of Christ.

Our priority deadline is March 15, but admission to Catawba is rolling. That means the sooner you submit your application and all supporting documents, the sooner you will receive an admissions decision from Catawba. Once all of your application materials are submitted, we are generally able to provide an admissions decision within 2-3 weeks. We encourage students to apply for admission as soon as possible during the summer immediately preceding or the fall of their senior year of high school. As space in the class becomes limited, admission to Catawba can become more selective. Any applications received after March 15, will be considered on a space available basis.

May 1 is the national date to commit to a college and pay your enrollment deposit. Students admitted after May 1 should pay their enrollment deposit within two weeks of their admission. If you are unable to pay your deposit by the May 1 deadline or have questions about the deposit, please contact your admissions counselor.

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BS Business

Campus Full time 60 hours September 2017 USA Salisbury

Our goal is to prepare students for successful personal, business and professional careers; to provide students with the highest caliber faculty committed to effective teaching, applied scholarship, and service. [+]

Our Mission Statement To prepare traditional and nontraditional students for successful personal, business and professional careers by blending a strong foundation in the liberal arts with the highest quality business education. To provide students with a faculty of the highest caliber, committed to effective teaching, applied scholarship, and service. To build upon the College's Judeo-Christian values by providing an environment where students can develop into business and professional leaders of the highest moral character. To provide an environment that fosters professional growth and development for faculty and provides opportunities for students and faculty to work together in shared projects and investigations. Our Vision Statement The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business provides an educational experience that builds on a liberal arts foundation, and is distinguished by a faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Students learn from experiences rich in personal attention created through strategic partnerships with business and the community. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR (B.S. Degree) ACC 1901, 1902 Principles of Accounting I,II : 6 hours ECON 1901, 1902 Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics : 6 hours ECON 2101 Business and Economic Statistics ORMGT 1902 Business Data Analytics : 3 hours FIN 2535 Managerial Finance : 3 hours IS 2501 Management Information Systems : 3 hours MGT 2453 or 2454 Business Law I or II : 3 hours MGT 2501 Principles of Management : 3 hours MGT 2563 Operations Management : 3 hours MGT 2566 Business Ethics : 3 hours MGT 3990 Strategic Management : 3 hours MGT 4401 Experiential Business Learning : 3 hours MKT 2501 Principles of Marketing : 3 hours Areas of Concentration 18 hours (Selected from:) Accounting Communication Economics General Management Information Systems International Business Marketing Total: 60 Hours Alumni Highlights Rafal Baran '16 rafalbaran.jpg Business Graduate with Accounting Concentration; International Student; Member of the Men's Swimming Team; Member of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), DAS, International Club, and Business Honor Society "I traveled 5,000 miles to get an education from the Ketner School of Business and I have never regretted that. A tailored curriculum, together with classes made of individual and group work, perfectly prepare one for graduate school and for professional life. The amazing accounting program, which I have been concentrating on, allowed me to get my first-choice internship and be accepted into every graduate school I applied. Thank you KSOB!" Rafal completed an internship with KPMG, one of the "big four" firms specializing in audit, tax, and advisory services, where he was offered a job after graduation. He also completed an internship with Phillip Morris International in Poland, the main European financial center of the company. He will be continuing his post-graduate education at N.C. State University, where he is a fellowship finalist as one of the top 7% of applicants and a scholarship recipient. He will be working toward his goals of obtaining a Master's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Information Technology and passing the CPA exam. Christian Crifasi '13 crifasi.png Business Graduate (Management); Cross Country Team Member "I chose Catawba because of the small atmosphere and the personal attention that you get from the professors. I've always had a passion for business and the quality of the professors in the School of Business is what really drew me in." [-]

BS Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

Catawba students enhance their education outside the classroom and are involved in many multidisciplinary research projects. At Catawba, you'll learn science content in the context of work-world applications. [+]

Catawba students enhance their education outside the classroom and are involved in many multidisciplinary research projects. At Catawba, you'll learn science content in the context of work-world applications. CHEMISTRY MAJOR (B.S. Degree) Hours CHEM 1501, 1502 General Chemistry I, II 8 CHEM 2501 Analytical Chemistry 4 CHEM 2601, 2602 Organic Chemistry I, II 8 CHEM 3501 Instrumental Analysis 4 CHEM 3511 Thermodynamics and Kinetics 4 CHEM 3512 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy 4 CHEM 3521 Inorganic Chemistry 4 CHEM 3552 Biochemistry 4 CHEM 4100 Chemistry Research Seminar 3 MATH 1801 Calculus 4 MATH 1802 Intermediate Calculus 4 PHYS 2521, 2522 General Physics I, II 8 Total: 59 [-]

BS Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

A degree program in computer science typically provides students with a foundation in computer systems, hardware and software. The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science degree program prepares students for rewarding, cutting-edge careers in software engineering, system administration and management, and research and development in industrial and governmental laboratories. [+]

A degree program in computer science typically provides students with a foundation in computer systems, hardware and software. The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science degree program prepares students for rewarding, cutting-edge careers in software engineering, system administration and management, and research and development in industrial and governmental laboratories. COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR (B.S. Degree) Hours MATH 1601 Principles of Mathematics 3 MATH 1801 Calculus 4 MATH 1802 Intermediate Calculus 4 MATH 2900 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs 3 MATH 3501 Linear Algebra 3 MATH 3521 Mathematical Statistics 3 CS 2602 Introduction to Structured Programming 3 CS 2505 Application Program Development 3 CS 2512 Hardware and Systems Software 3 MATH 3515 Numerical Analysis 3 CS 2550 Object-Oriented Design and Programming 3 CS 3510 Database Development 3 CS 3512 Networking and Telecommunications 3 CS 4400 Capstone Experience 3 TWO Electives from the following: MATH 3531 Differential Equations (3) or MATH 2801 Multivariable Calculus (3) or CS 4101 Computer Science Seminar (1-3) or CS 4401 Experiential Learning (1-6) - Total: 50 [-]

BS Environmental Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College sets us apart from other environmental programs. We offer value-added education that goes well beyond classroom teaching, providing many real-world opportunities for our students. [+]

A Value-Added Education The Center for the Environment at Catawba College sets us apart from other environmental programs. We offer value-added education that goes well beyond classroom teaching. We recognize that environmental science is a complex field. It involves science, to be sure, but it also involves public policy and ethics. We know that successful outcomes can turn on an ability to work with community leaders and garner grassroots support. That’s why we provide so many real-world opportunities for our students. Our students do everything from teaching children about the causes of air pollution and ways of improving it to working as interns in municipal government or non-profit organizations that champion land conservation or offer environmental education or simply want to lessen their environmental footprint. One of our former students called it “education for the real world.” It gives our graduates a real leg up when they interview for jobs because their education includes far more than what they learned from books. About the Program Catawba has become a major player in the area of environmental studies and issues. With a 189-acre ecological preserve, students of the program get unique, intense hands-on experience. The Catawba College Environmental Science Program was initiated in 1993 and since that time has quickly become a signature program for Catawba College. The Catawba College Center for the Environment was created three years later, its mission to involve our college and its students in programs and activities that foster environmental stewardship not only on campus but in the region, state and beyond. Catawba's ecological preserve is one of its greatest assets. Located on campus, the preserve contains diverse wetland habitats with over 150 species of birds found within its boundaries during various times of the year. Catawba is the first college in the state and possibly one of the first in the nation to place property on its campus — the Catawba College Ecological Preserve — in a permanent conservation easement with a land trust. Through the Catawba College Center for the Environment, the College has taken a lead role in conservation efforts in this region. The Center has partnered with a number of organizations throughout the state and region in order to further its mission. These have included the LandTrust for Central North Carolina, the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, the North Carolina Watershed Coalition, Horizons Unlimited Environmental Education Center and other programs that actively promote sustainability. The Center has also worked with the North Carolina Solar Center in efforts to promote usage of solar energy in this region. The facility that houses the Catawba College Center for the Environment was one of the first "green" buildings constructed in the state. The structure reflects the spirit of the Environmental Science and Studies Program. The 21,000-square-foot building has emerged as a three-dimensional incarnation of the environmental curriculum — an exciting teaching tool as well as an environmentally sound project. Curriculum ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MAJOR (B.S. Degree) BIOL 1501 Molecules and Cells : 4 hours BIOL 1502 Structure and Functions of Organisms : 4 hours BIOL 1503 Ecology and Evolution : 4 hours BIOL 2503 Biological Research Methods : 2 hours BIOL 3505 Conservation Biology : 3 hours BIOL 3593 Ecology : 4 hours CHEM 1501 General Chemistry I : 4 hours CHEM 1502 General Chemistry II : 4 hours CHEM 2570 Environmental Chemistry : 4 hours ENV 1411 Fundamentals of Environmental Science : 4 hours ENV 3506 Resource Ecology and Management : 3 hours ENV 4211 or 4221 Practicum or Internship in Environmental Science : 1 hour ENV 4501 Capstone in Environmental Studies : 1 hour BIOL Botany Elective (2000 level or above) : 3-4 hours BIOL Zoology Elective (2000 level or above) : 3-4 hours ENV/CHEM electives (2000 level and above) : 8-10 hours Total: 56-60 hours [-]

BS Mathematics

Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Salisbury

Our goal is to prepare students for a broad range of careers in mathematics as well as for entry to graduate school in various areas of study. The Department contributes to programs which prepares students for careers in middle-school and secondary mathematics education. [+]

Our goal is to prepare students for a broad range of careers in mathematics as well as for entry to graduate school in various areas of study. The Department contributes to programs which prepares students for careers in middle-school and secondary mathematics education. MATHEMATICS MAJOR (B.S. Degree) Hours MATH 1801, 1802 Calculus, Intermediate Calculus 8 MATH 2535 History of Mathematics 3 MATH 2602 Introduction to Structured Programming 3 MATH 2801 Multivariable Calculus 3 MATH 2900 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs 3 MATH 3501 Linear Algebra 3 MATH 3533 Abstract Algebra 3 MATH 3541 Advanced Calculus 3 MATH 4400 Capstone Experience 3 Electives from mathematics at or above 3000 level 9 One of the following tracks: PHYS 2521, 2522 General Physics I and II or CHEM 1501, 1502 General Chemistry I and II or ACC 1901, 1902 Principles of Accounting I and II or ECON 1901, 1902 Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics 6-8 - Total: 47-49 [-]

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BA Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

Our mission is to provide an education in the biological sciences that encompasses the important current content of the discipline, exemplifies the practice of science and emphasizes the consequences of living in a scientific age. [+]

Our Mission To provide an education in the biological sciences that encompasses the important current content of the discipline, exemplifies the practice of science and emphasizes the consequences of living in a scientific age. Overview The Department of Biology offers majors leading to the B.A. and B.S. degrees and a minor in biology. The Catawba College Department of Biology has 6 full-time faculty members and 50 majors. The Department offers a Biology major with an option for a BA or a BS degree as well as a minor in Biology. The Shuford Science Building is home to the Department of Biology. Facilities include; light and electron microscopes, computer laboratory, visible and infrared imaging systems, geographic information systems, herbarium, greenhouse, molecular genetics lab, and the adjacent Catawba College Ecological Preserve. Curriculum BIOLOGY MAJOR (B.S. Degree) Hours BIOL 1501 Molecules and Cells 4 BIOL 1502 Structure and Function of Organisms 4 BIOL 1503 Ecology and Evolution 4 BIOL 2503 Biological Research Methods 2 Three courses, one course from each of 3 different areas: Area 1: Cellular & Molecular Biology: - BIOL 3562 Microbiology - BIOL 3590 Cell Biology - BIOL 3591 Genetics - BIOL 3552 Biochemistry - BIOL 3511 Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology Area 2: Organismal Biology: - BIOL 3509 Dendrology - BIOL 3521 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - BIOL 3580 Animal Physiology - BIOL 3575 Plant Taxonomy - BIOL 3512 Topics in Organismal Biology Area 3: Ecology: - BIOL 2450 Ornithology - BIOL 2509 Field Botany - BIOL 3527 Vertebrate Ecology - BIOL 3593 Ecology - BIOL 3599 Behavioral Ecology - BIOL 3513 Topics in Ecology 12 Biology electives (2000 level & above) 4 BIOL 3600 Evolution 3 BIOL 4501 Capstone in Biological Science 2 CHEM 1501, 1502 General Chemistry I and II 8 TWO courses from among the following: - CHEM 2501 Analytical Chemistry - CHEM 2601 Organic Chemistry I - CHEM 2602 Organic Chemistry II - CHEM 3511 Physical Chemistry - CHEM 3521 Inorganic Chemistry 8 PHYS 2521, 2522 General Physics I & II 8 Total: 59 Facilities Facilities Facilities for the Department of Biology include: Epifluorescence Microscope Light and Electron Microscopes Computer Laboratory Visible and Infrared Imaging Systems Geographic Information Systems Herbarium Greenhouse Molecular Genetics Lab Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve Secondary Teacher Licensure Students seeking secondary (grades 9-12) teacher licensure in Biology must satisfy the requirements for the B.A./B.S. degree in Biology and the requirements for undergraduate teacher licensure (including the Secondary Education Minor and student teaching) outlined under the heading for the Department of Teacher Education. The Secondary Education Minor will satisfy the minor requirement of the B.A./B.S. degree in Biology. Students seeking to apply for teacher licensure in more than one subject area should consult with the Department of Teacher Education as to current requirements for this process. [-]

BA Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 42 hours September 2017 USA Salisbury

Graduates from the Economics program have numerous opportunties in in various career fields and graduate programs. [+]

Our Mission Statement To prepare traditional and nontraditional students for successful personal, business and professional careers by blending a strong foundation in the liberal arts with the highest quality business education. To provide students with a faculty of the highest caliber, committed to effective teaching, applied scholarship, and service. To build upon the College's Judeo-Christian values by providing an environment where students can develop into business and professional leaders of the highest moral character. To provide an environment that fosters professional growth and development for faculty and provides opportunities for students and faculty to work together in shared projects and investigations. Our Vision Statement The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business provides an educational experience that builds on a liberal arts foundation, and is distinguished by a faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Students learn from experiences rich in personal attention created through strategic partnerships with business and the community. ECONOMICS & FINANCE MAJOR (B.A. Degree) ACC 1901, 1902 Principles of Accounting I, II : 6 hours ECON 1901, 1902 Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics : 6 hours ECON 2101 Business and Economics Statistics : 3 hours ECON 2901 Money and Banking : 3 hours ECON 3901 International Economics : 3 hours ECON 4101 or ECON 4301 Seminar or Independent Study : 3 hours FIN 2535 Managerial Finance : 3 hours FIN 3402 Capital Markets : 3 hours IS 2300 Productivity with Information Systems Technology : 3 hours ECON or FIN elective at 2000-level or above : 9 hours Total: 42 Hours Career Options Graduates from the Economics program have numerous opportunties in in various career fields and graduate programs. Some of which include: Federal Government (FDIC, EPA, Federal Reserve, etc.) State Governments (Labor Departments, Commerce Departments, etc.) Business (Analyst, Forecaster, Sales, Management, etc.) Graduate School (Public Policy, Economics, Law School, etc.) Alumni Highligths: Alex Lee '16 alexlee.jpg Economics & Finance Graduate; Mathematics Minor; Member of the Golf Team; Business Honor Society; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Freshman Class President "Catawba has prepared me for the professional world by allowing me to grow and reach my full potential in the classroom and in a professional setting. I have learned new concepts, ideas, and skill sets that have challenged me, and I know that those challenges have prepared me to take on the business world. Majoring in Economics & Finance is beneficial here at Catawba because it allows a student like me to touch on two different fields of study in great detail, while also integrating both of them into one degree. The best of both worlds!" Alex has accepted an offer with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions LLC in Raleigh to become an associate business analyst. He will be under the supervision and leadership of 2004 Catawba alumnus, Christopher Goff. [-]

BA Music

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

The Catawba College Department of Music is a distinctive, creative, engaged and dynamic community of students and faculty. We work rigorously to inspire continual artistic growth and professional renewal to serve as leaders in the musical world of the 21st century. We offer a richly diverse and inclusive curriculum that leads each student to develop his or her personal artistic vision while embracing our commitment to liberal studies. We affirm the college's mission to prepare students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens with zeal to enrich human life. [+]

Our Mission The Catawba College Department of Music is a distinctive, creative, engaged and dynamic community of students and faculty. We work rigorously to inspire continual artistic growth and professional renewal to serve as leaders in the musical world of the 21st century. We offer a richly diverse and inclusive curriculum that leads each student to develop his or her personal artistic vision while embracing our commitment to liberal studies. We affirm the college's mission to prepare students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens with zeal to enrich human life. Our Goals: Provide a musically inclusive curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree that will prepare music majors for professional service in music education, sacred music, performance, or music management, or for further studies in graduate school. Provide a curriculum for minors that will develop their musical skills and knowledge. Offer music courses for non-majors that will help them experience, think critically about, and communicate with precision their perceptions and understandings about music. Provide performance opportunities for majors, non-majors, and the general public through private lessons and a variety of large and small ensembles that perform diverse styles and genres. Offer music instruction for the general public, both children and adults. Provide adequate, safe, and accessible facilities, resources and space for classes, lessons, and rehearsals necessary to support the educational goals of the Department. Serve the musical community of Salisbury and the surrounding areas with expertise from a highly qualified and professionally active faculty. Provide collaboration with and support for musical arts organizations in the surrounding community. Sponsor interactions with a broad range of music professionals from outside the Catawba community. Curriculum MUSIC MAJOR (B.A. Degree) Hours The MUSIC CORE (Required of all Music Majors): MUS 1511 Music Theory I (2) MUS 1512 Music Theory II (2) MUS 1516 Aural Skills II (1) MUS 1517 Aural Skills II (1) MUS 2135 Keyboard Skills I (0-1) (or equivalent proficiency) MUS 2136 Keyboard Skills II (0-1) (or equivalent proficiency) MUS 3713 Survey of Music History I (3) MUS 3714 Survey of Music History II (3) 12-14 Area of Concentration Select one from the following areas of concentration in addition to the Core: Music Business Music Education Music Performance Popular Music Sacred Music Worship Arts 37-41 Total: 55-60 MUSIC BUSINESS Concentration Hours The Music Business Concentration is designed to prepare the student to pursue a business career related to the field of music. MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters) 0 MUS 1113 World Music 3 MUS 2360 Principles of Music Business 3 MUS 3361 Intermediate Music Business 3 MUS 3362 Advanced Music Business 2 MUS 4201 Music Practicum 1 MUS 4401 Internship 3 MUS 4360 Senior Music Project 1 ACC 1901 Principles of Accounting I 3 ECON 1902 Principles of Microeconomics 3 MGT 2501 Principles of Management 3 MKT 2501 Principles of Marketing 3 Applied Music 2 Music Ensemble (4 semesters) 3 Music or Cognate Electives 10 Total: 44 MUSIC EDUCATION Concentration Hours The Music Concentration is designed to provide study and experiences to meet the music competencies expected by the State of North Carolina for K-12 music teacher licensure. In addition to the courses listed below, the Music Education student will be expected to meet departmental requirements of recital performance, ensemble participation, and attendance at certain musical recitals and performances, as well as to pass both a theory and a performance exam by the end of the sophomore year. MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters) 0 MUS 0390 Half Recital 0 MUS 1113 World Music 3 MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2138 Class Piano IV (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2145 Class Voice (vocalists only) 1 MUS 2221 String Methods 1 MUS 2222 Woodwinds Methods 1 MUS 2223 Brass Methods 1 MUS 2224 Percussion Methods 1 MUS 2521 Music Theory III 3 MUS 2522 Music Theory IV 3 MUS 2525 Aural Skills III 1 MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV 1 MUS 3537 Music in the Elementary School 2 MUS 3546 Curriculum, Methods and Materials: Middle and Secondary School 3 MUS 3732 Choral Conducting 2 MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging 2 MUS 4500 Capstone in Music Education 2 Applied Music (MAJOR) 7 Music Ensemble (minimum of 7 semesters). Must be selected according to student's principal instrument: Instrumental: MUS 1195 Vocal: MUS 1193 or MUS 1196 Keyboard: MUS 1193, MUS 1195, MUS 1196 7 Total: 41-43 Special Subject (K-12) Teacher Licensure Students seeking special subject (grades K-12) teacher licensure in Music must satisfy the requirements for the B.A.degree with a concentration in Music Education and for undergraduate teacher licensure (including the Special Subject Area Minor and student teaching) outlined under the heading for the Department of Teacher Education. MUSIC PERFORMANCE Concentration Hours The music performance concentration at Catawba College is ideal for students interested in a performance career in classical/art music, a private teaching career, and/or graduate studies in performance. MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters) 0 MUS 1113 World Music 3 MUS 0390 Half Recital 0 MUS 0391 Recital 0 MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2138 Class Piano IV (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2521 Music Theory III 3 MUS 2522 Music Theory IV 3 MUS 2525 Aural Skills III 1 MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV 1 MUS 3219 Literature and Pedagogy 3 MUS 3732 Choral Conducting 2 MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging 2 Applied Music (major) 12 Music Ensemble (must enroll every semester) Must be selected from MUS 1193, MUS 1194, MUS 1195, MUS 1196 8 Electives in Music 3 Choose from one of the following: MUS 1192 Small Ensembles, (instrumentalists) MUS 2133 Accompanying Techniques (pianists) MUS 2145 Class Voice (vocalists) 1 Total: 42-44 POPULAR MUSIC Concentration Hours The Popular Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student to pursue a career in popular music. It combines study in performance, songwriting, music business and music technology/audio recording along with the theory and history of popular music. As a capstone experience, each student completes an individually designed Senior Music Project. Double majoring in Music Business is supported. MUS 2111 Songwriting 3 MUS 2112 Music Technology 3 MUS 2360 Principles of Music Business 3 MUS 2523 Theory of Popular Music 3 MUS 3112 Audio Recording 3 MUS 3715 American Popular Music 3 MUS 4360 Senior Music Project 1 Music Ensemble 6 Applied Music 6 Total: 31 SACRED MUSIC Concentration Hours The Sacred Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student as a performer and choral director, and to acquaint the student with the methods and materials needed to implement a church music program. For students pursuing this concentration, the primary performance medium will be organ or voice. A minor in Religion and Philosophy or the equivalent of a minor in other areas of human relations or administration is strongly recommended. MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters) 0 MUS 0390 Half Recital 0 MUS 0392 Recital: Sacred Music 0 MUS 1801 Music in Ritual, Liturgy and Worship 3 MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2138 Class Piano IV(or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2521 Music Theory III 3 MUS 2522 Music Theory IV 3 MUS 2525 Aural Skills III 1 MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV 1 MUS 2801 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs I 2 MUS 2802 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs II 2 MUS 3732 Choral conducting 2 MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging 2 MUS 3801 The Church Music Program 2 MUS 4800 Sacred Music Internship and Senior Project 2 Applied Music (MAJOR) (audition is required for Major Private Instruction) 11 Music Ensemble (must enroll every semester) Must be selected from MUS 1193, MUS 1196 (audition required) 8 Total: 42-44 WORSHIP ARTS Concentration Hours The Worship Arts Concentration is designed to prepare the student to function successfully as a musical ensemble director, performer and/or administrator in the Worship Arts. It will provide the student with methods and materials needed to implement a music program that is inclusive of both contemporary and traditional styles. To complement specific interests, the following minors are recommended: Religion and Philosophy, Religion, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, Studio Art and Business Administration. MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters) 0 MUS1801 Music in Ritual, Liturgy and Worship 3 MUS 2112 Music Technology 3 MUS 2145 Class Voice (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2157 Class Guitar (or equivalent proficiency) 0-1 MUS 2225 Rhythm Section Methods 1 MUS 2523 Theory of Popular Music (prerequisite MUS 1512 - in the CORE) 3 MUS 2802 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs II 2 MUS 3732 Choral Conducting (prerequisite MUS 1512) 2 MUS 3733 Instrument Conducting and Arranging (prerequisite MUS 3732) 2 MUS 3801 The Church Music Program 2 MUS 4401 Internship 4 Applied Music 6 Music Ensemble Must be selected from MUS 1192 (Praise Band, Gospel Choir) and MUS 1196 (Singers). Minimum of one semester each in MUS 1192 (Praise Band), MUS 1192 (Gospel Choir) and MUS 1196 (Singers). 6 Total: 34-36 Entry Requirements Auditions. Students who wish to major or minor in music are required to audition on their major instrument before being admitted. (Those interested in only pursuing the concentration in Music Business are instead interviewed.) The audition should include a minimum of two contrasting works and may include scales, arpeggios, and sight-reading. Application for admission to all teacher licensure programs is made directly to the Department of Teacher Education. Theory Entrance Exam. All prospective music majors, minors, and any other students who wish to enroll in Music Theory, will be required to take a placement exam to assess the students' readiness for MUSIC 1511. MUSIC 1105 will be required as a prerequisite for Music Theory for those whose exam results indicate this need. This exam is administered at the time of the performance auditions as well as during the week prior to registration for the fall semester. Piano Proficiency Exam. Music students will demonstrate piano proficiency as a requirement of the major or minor. A proficiency exam is offered at the time of the performance auditions and during the week prior to registration for the fall semester, to determine the level at which the student should begin study. Students may forfeit the exam and begin at the Keyboard Skills I level of study. General Requirements Piano Proficiency. Before graduation, students with Music Performance, Sacred Music, and Music Education concentrations must achieve proficiency at the Class Piano IV level, while those in Popular Music, Music Business and Worship Arts must achieve proficiency at the Keyboard Skills II level. Specific proficiency requirements are available in the Music Department Office. Recital and Concert Attendance. Students concentrating in any area of music attend all student Performance Hours. Additionally, students attend a total of ten recitals and concerts each semester, plus at least two non music events. A list of performances from which the student may choose is posted each semester and attendance forms are available. The student is responsible for completing and returning these forms promptly. Jury Examinations. All students enrolled in Major Applied Instruction will demonstrate progress towards achieving semester goals for a faculty jury at the end of each semester. Sophomore Performance Review. To attain Junior Status in the Music program, students in the Music Performance, Music Education, and Sacred Music concentrations must be evaluated in performance during the second semester of the sophomore year. The student must pass MUSIC 1512 and present a successful Sophomore Performance Review before continuing the chosen program or presenting required degree recitals. Guidelines are available in the Music Department Office. Recital Performance. Students concentrating in any area of music and who are enrolled in Major Private Instruction will perform on at least one Performance Hour each semester. Students pursuing Music Performance and Sacred Music concentrations are required to give a 30 minute recital during their junior year and a 60 minute recital during their senior year. Those in Music Education will give a 30 minute recital during their senior year. Applications for faculty approval for these recitals are available in the Music Department Office. [-]

BA Theater Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

Our mission is to cultivate the growth of well-rounded artist/scholars who are accomplished leaders and theatre-makers, who value creativity as a way of understanding and connecting with the world. [+]

Our Mission Our mission is to cultivate the growth of well-rounded artist/scholars who are accomplished leaders and theatre-makers, who value creativity as a way of understanding and connecting with the world. Liberal Arts or Conservatory In 1986, two Japanese researchers (Hatano and Inagaki) published their landmark theory on routine and adaptive expertise entitled "Two courses of expertise." To the theorists, routine experts know all of the routines of a discipline or profession. American educational theorist Ken Bain describes adaptive expertise this way: “(they) also know all of the routines but they also have the attitude and aptitude to recognize and even relish both the opportunity and necessity for invention. They enjoy exploring the unknown and thinking in different kinds of ways. They appreciate their own knowledge, but they also realize how little they know in comparison to all there is to know.” You may think of conservatory training as routine expertise where intensive theatre training in a liberal arts context fits the adaptive expertise model. Catawba College Theatre Arts has the structure in place to teach you all the necessary routines but we do not stop there. Our focus on intensive theatrical training with a combination of progressive liberal studies is what we think is the hallmark to our program. Our students are ready to adapt and be flexible to the demands of the ever-changing theatrical world. And this flexibility is the reason why theatre companies snatch our graduates up in such great numbers. Who We Are We believe that true artists are well-rounded, ethical, curious, flexible thinkers and creators. This flexibility, curiosity and well-roundedness is best nurtured in a Liberal Arts environment which focuses on breadth and width and shuns narrowness. The best artistic work comes from collaboration, self-improvement, challenges, freedom, exploration, and inquisitiveness. Competition with others destroys artistic resources. Our graduates get work. That's not enough. We fully expect our graduates to make the theatre profession a better place for all participants (audience and artists) and to always give back to the community. We expect them to change the face of American theatre. Curriculum THEATRE ARTS CORE (Required of all Theatre Arts Students) Hours DA 1101 Foundations in Movement 3 TA 1134 Beginning Acting for Majors 3 TA 1421 Anyalysis in Dramatic Literature 3 TA 1454 Stagecraft 3 TA 1561 Fundamentals of Theatre Design 3 Total: 15 Requirements for Major (below) 30-45 Total: 45-60 THEATRE ARTS MAJOR (B.A. Degree) Hours The Theatre Arts Major provides study, training, and experience in all areas of the theatre arts for careers in professional, regional, and community theatre, as well as for continued study in theatre and related professions. Theatre Arts Core 15 TA 2101-2102 Applied Theatre 6 TA 3181 Theatre History I 3 TA 3182 Theatre History II 3 Theatre Technology, from: TA 2551 Intermediate Stagecraft TA 2552 Costume Construction TA 2553 Stage Lighting TA 2554 Sound Production TA 2555 Scene Painting 3 Theatre Design, from: TA 3561 Scene Design TA 3562 Costume Design TA 3563 Lighting Design 3 Theatre Performance, from: TA 1537 Audition Techniques TA 2525 Stage Speech & Movement I TA 2534 Intermediate Acting 3 Theatre Leadership, from: TA 2943 Stage Management TA 3361 Theatre Arts Management TA 3534 Directing I 3 TA 4100 B.A. Capstone Experience 3 Total: 42 Facilities Robertson College-Community Center This structure is a unique and highly-used facility for both the College and the Salisbury-Rowan County community and was named in 1987 in honor of Blanche S. and Julian H. Robertson of Salisbury, long-time supporters of the College, its programs and activities, and in recognition of the Robertson family's generous support of Catawba. The Center contains the 1450-seat Keppel Auditorium; the 240-seat Hedrick Little Theater; the Peeler Crystal Lounge, a spacious glass-walled room for seminars, banquets, conferences, and dances; and the Brady Courtyard, an area between the Peeler Crystal Lounge and Hedrick Little Theatre used for receptions and various types of socials. The Center is also home for the Adrian L. and Dorothy L. Shuford, Jr. School of Performing Arts. Designed as a facility for the display of performing arts, the Center contains a common stage area for the main auditorium and little theatre. This feature allows wide flexibility in staging various events. There is an extensive rigging and fly-storage area backstage along with facilities for scenery preparation and costume design and production. The Center was built in 1964 with contributions from the citizens of the Salisbury and Rowan County community. The auditorium is named in memory of Dr. A.R. Keppel, fourteenth president of Catawba College (1942- 63); the little theatre is named in memory of Mr. and Mrs. B.V. Hedrick of Salisbury, benefactors of the College; the Crystal Lounge is named in honor of the late Mr. Clifford A. Peeler of Salisbury, trustee emeritus of the College, and the courtyard is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brady of Salisbury, N.C. Mr. Brady is a member of the Class of 1930. The School of Performing Arts is named in honor of Adrian L. and Dorothy L. Shuford, Jr. of Conover, N.C. The late Mr. Shuford was a trustee emeritus and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees 1951-77; Mrs. Shuford is a professional concert pianist and serves as an adjunct member of the Department of Music faculty. Keppel Auditorium Located in the College-Community Center, Keppel Auditorium, named after Dr.A. R. Keppel the fourteenth president of Catawba College, is a 1500-seat proscenium theatre with an orchestra, mezzanine, loge, and balcony. Special features include a removable orchestra pit and removable floor traps. The auditorium is also equipped with a single purchase fly system with 31 battens. The lighting system is comprised of a computerized control console, 112 dimmers, over two hundred lighting instruments, and ten hanging positions. Sound reinforcement utilizes a 36 channel modern mixing console, equalization equipment for each of the multiple speaker outputs, a complete patch bay, and an array of accessory equipment. Students are provided many opportunities to work with the equipment in real production situations. The proscenium arch is 48'-6" wide and 26' feet tall. In addition to being used for mainstage productions and dance concerts, Keppel Auditorium is regularly rented out to local groups and touring companies. Often, Catawba students are given the opportunity to work with these groups in a house crew capacity. Hedrick Theatre Also located in the College-Community Center, Hedrick Little Theatre, named after Mr. and Mrs. Burl Vance Hedrick, is a 250 seat modified thrust theatre. Many of Catawba's mainstage productions are held here, giving students the opportunity to work in this unconventional space. Hedrick Theatre provides a challenge for directors, designers, actors. and crews. The Hedrick stage has been used for many diverse styles of performance. The American College Theatre Festival for North Carolina has called Hedrick home for eight years. Hedrick is well equipped with modern computerized lighting controls, sound reinforcement, recording, and play back systems. The stage is flexible in its configuration through the use of a removable forestage. The back wall of the space connects to the stage left wing of Keppel Auditorium and contains a small fly system with five line sets. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre The Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, a 100 seat black box performance space, is located in the lush greenery immediately behind the College-Community Center. The performance space in this new facility (dedicated in the fall, 2001) can be arranged so as to accommodate any production style - thrust, arena, environmental, etc. Mainstage as well as second-stage productions are presented in this space. Performances currently include yearly faculty directed productions, student directed full-length productions, the student directed one-act festival, a student directed/written/acted ten-minute play festival, traveling productions, appearances by guest artists, student works-in-progress, as well as departmental forums, critiques, and practica. Classes may also be taught there. This facility is named in honor of Florence Busby Corriher. Professor Corriher began the tradition of theatre at Catawba College in 1925 when she founded the Blue Masque, the first club on campus. Peeler-Crystal Lounge Catawba's elegant Peeler Crystal Lounge is named in honor of Mr. Clifford A. Peeler and is a spacious glass-walled room used for seminars, banquets, conferences, dances, and theatre productions. Often rented as a ballroom for wedding receptions or private parties, it is also used as a site for concerts and cabaret shows. When Peeler Crystal Lounge is used as an alternative space for theatre productions it is usually as dinner or coffee theatre. The Blue Masque often hosts the annual award banquet in Crystal Lounge. Scene Shop Located on the stage level of the College-Community Center, Catawba's well-equipped Scene Shop has many of the tools and capabilities used by professional theatres across the country. Woodworking tools include two radial-arm saws, table saw, bandsaw, power miter box, belt sander, lathe, drill press, pneumatics, and hand held power tools. The shop is also equipped with conventional hand tools and safety gear. In addition, the shop is equipped for metal working with three different types of welders. The student shop staff is made up of theatre students who qualify for the work-study program. Students are often given a chance to serve in leadership capacities in the scene shop. Past productions have seen students as set designers (Jacques and his Master), and as Technical Director (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Kiss Me, Kate!). Through working in such high-ranking positions, students are better prepared to pursue professional employment or graduate school upon graduation. Theatre Annex The Theatre Annex, located beside the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, houses the Dance Studio and Theatre Lab spaces. The Dance Studio provides space for classes, rehearsals, and studio performances. All dance classes take place in the studio, preparing students to perform jazz, modern, ballet, tap, character, ballroom, and folk techniques. Specialty classes in musical theatre, stage combat, stage speech and movement, creative conditioning, as well as student practica are also taught here. The dance ensemble class, which performs locally and competes regionally, also meets and rehearses in this space. Rehearsals for musical theatre and dance productions occur nightly in this space. Pre-screenings for professional theatre and dance auditions are also rehearsed and held on a regular basis in this space. Students may take advantage of this mirrored space with piano and electronic capability by scheduling available time for audition and class preparation as needed. The facility includes a sprung floor, mirrors on two sides for optimum movement technique assessment and correction, a sound system, safety mats, and informal audience seating. The Theatre Lab provides space for classes and studio performances, in addition to functioning as the primary rehearsal hall space. The majority of the acting and directing classes are scheduled here during the day, with rehearsals for mainstage productions occurring nightly. Productions scheduled for either Hedrick or Keppel stages will rehearse in the Lab until approximately 14 days prior to opening. Costume Shop The Costume Shop and Costume Storage are located in the basement of the College-Community Center. The Theatre Department has an unusually large collection, numbering in the hundreds of costumes built or purchased for Catawba productions, as well as "attic contributions" of authentic garments from the early twentieth century on. The earliest item dates from the 1880's. The collection also includes armor, masks, millinery, footgear, etc., most built in the costume shop itself. The Costume Workroom is well equipped for the construction and maintenance of four to six productions per year by beginning stitchers and wardrobe workers. While sophisticated machinery and techniques are left for graduate school training and professional experience, students leave the costume shop well grounded in costume construction techniques. The shop can accommodate up to eight stitchers at a time with ancillary spaces used for maché work and other non-sewing techniques. Although Catawba has rarely rented costumes for its own productions, many high schools, colleges, community theatres and church groups in central North Carolina take advantage of the large collection through the rental service maintained by the costumer. Hedrick Administration Building Most design classes use the Art Studio, Graphic Design Studio, and the Media Presentation Classroom located on the third floor of the Hedrick Administration Building. These classrooms are equipped with wet and dry media work areas, drafting/drawing tables, graphic presentation areas, and basic graphic presentation equipment. [-]

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Campus Full time September 2017 USA Salisbury

The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business provides an educational experience that builds on a liberal arts foundation, and is distinguished by a faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Students learn from experiences rich in personal attention created through strategic partnerships with business and the community [+]

Our Mission Statement To prepare traditional and nontraditional students for successful personal, business and professional careers by blending a strong foundation in the liberal arts with the highest quality business education. To provide students with a faculty of the highest caliber, committed to effective teaching, applied scholarship, and service. To build upon the College's Judeo-Christian values by providing an environment where students can develop into business and professional leaders of the highest moral character. To provide an environment that fosters professional growth and development for faculty and provides opportunities for students and faculty to work together in shared projects and investigations. Our Vision Statement The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business provides an educational experience that builds on a liberal arts foundation, and is distinguished by a faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Students learn from experiences rich in personal attention created through strategic partnerships with business and the community. ACCOUNTING MAJOR (B.A. Degree) Hours ACC 1901 Principles of Accounting I 3 ACC 1902 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 2501 Intermediate Accounting I 3 ACC 2502 Intermediate Accounting II 3 ACC 2701 Managerial Cost Accounting 3 ACC 2801 Accounting Information Systems & Controls 3 ACC 3521 Taxation Accounting 3 ACC 3701 Auditing 3 **6 hours in a specific track, defined below ECON 1901 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) MGT 2501 Principles of Management (3) IS 2300 Productivity with Information Systems Technology (3) MGT 2451 Legal Environment of Business OR MGT 2453 Business Law I OR MGT 2454 Business Law II (3) - Total: 42 ** Financial Accounting Track: ACC 3601 Advanced Accounting ACC 4101 Seminar in Accounting - Total: 6 Alumni Highlights: Liz Renteria '16 Accounting and Economics & Finance Double Major Graduate; Member of the Tennis Team; President of Phi Epsilon; Member of SACC, Alpha Chi, Student Managed investment Fund (SMIF), and International Club; Junior Marshal. Liz completed a summer internship in the finance department of B/E Aerospace. As an intern, she used automations and excel to save the sales team seven days' worth of work a month, identified $250,000 of revenue at 100% gross margin for B/E, and created a revenue forecasting model that gave detailed insights into the sources of revenue for the company. Liz accepted a position as a financial analyst with Deloitte Touch in Australia in their business modelling section, where she helps provide insightful and value-adding support through financial and economic modelling solutions. Josh Hill '16 Accounting and Economics & Finance Double Major Graduate; Graduated with College Honors; Honors Council; Dead Athenian Society (DAS); Alpha Chi; Student Managed Investment Fund, (SMIF). He said of his thesis: "It was the most academically challenging and emotionally satisfying project of my academic career. It was the perfect ending to my Catawba experience that has prepared me for the start of my professional life." Josh accepted a graduate fellowship at N.C. State University, which involves guaranteed employment at a firm of his choice upon completion of his master's degree. [-]

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