Spring Term 2013
Schedule of Courses
Textbooks (Textbooks for Spring Semester 2013 will be available Novermber 7; any questions or concerns, please contact the MBS call center at 1-800-325-3252.)
Registration Blocks for Current Students
Registration will open according to the following schedule:
- Starting Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 9:00 am Central Time
- Residential undergraduate students - Seniors ONLY (90+ credit hours)
- Starting Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 9:00 am
- Residential undergraduate students - Juniors and above (54+ credit hours)
- Starting Friday, November 9, 2012, at 9:00 am
- Residential undergraduate students - Sophomores and above (27+ credit hours)
- Starting Monday, November 12, 2012, at 9:00 am
- Residential undergraduate students - All Students
- Online Registration Closes Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 11:59 pm for all programs
To register click on the "Stephens Courses" option at the top left area of your screen on or after your registration time begins.
Additional information/instructions for registering can be found here.
This schedule lists courses offered Spring 2013. The College reserves the right to alter listings for courses offered, course instructors, and course fees, subsequent to the publication of this Schedule of Courses.
How to Read Section Letter Codes
Course section letter codes show when the course is offered:
Sections A-H (full Semester courses)
Sections I-Q (Session 3 courses - 1st half of semester)
Section R-Z (Session 4 courses - 2nd half of semester)
All residential students are to be full-time, unless admitted as a part-time
student or unless permission to register for less than 12 semester hours
has been granted by the Vice President for Student Services. At least 12
semester hours must be registered by full-time students at Registration
and at least 12 semester hours must remain registered throughout the semester.
Probationary students must carry 12 semester hours of academic courses unless admitted as a part-time student. They may add up to 1 semester hour of activity credit, but are urged to carry no more than 12 semester hours of academics until they achieve good standing.
Students who wish to graduate in four years must meet degree requirements while carrying at least 15 semester hours each semester. Students who do not earn 15 semester hours each semester must earn summer credit or carry overloads to graduate in four years. All students must complete 36 hours of upper level credit and complete a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate.
An audit fee of $110 per semester hour will be assessed. Only lecture courses may be audited. These enrollments require the signature of the instructor on an Add Petition and may be added during the respective semester or session “add” periods. A course originally registered “for credit” may not be changed to “audit credit” at a later time. Courses which count in a major or minor, or toward specific degree requirements (English composition, liberal arts, etc.) may not be audited.
The standard semester course load for students is 15 semester hours. A per semester hour fee of $670 will be assessed for hours above 18 semester hours.
Changes in Registration (Add, Drop, Withdraw)
To change registration (add) DURING THE ADD PERIOD students must obtain the signatures of the Academic Advisor and the course instructor. Petition forms for changing all course enrollments are available in the Registrar's Office on online. Add-Drop deadlines must be met.
Registration changes are not official until the petition form is accepted in the Registrar's Office. The office will not accept forms unless brought by the person whose registration is to be changed. Registration changes are verified by the revised course schedules and roll sheets sent periodically to students and faculty.
To confirm enrollment in a course, attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. Those who do not attend the first meeting may be asked by the instructor to drop the enrollment. If required to drop, the student must file a drop petition with the Registrar. If an emergency causes late return to Campus at the beginning of the semester, a call to the Residence Life Office will confirm a student's registration.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled meetings of a course for which they are enrolled. Absence from class for any reason does not exempt a student from completing the work required for a course. If a student knows in advance that she/he will be absent, it is her/his responsibility to complete the work missed. However, it is the instructor's prerogative to determine whether or not work may be made up.
Instructors determine the attendance policy for their classes. However, if students are required to drop a class due to excessive absences, the College drop-add deadlines will apply. Attendance may be used as a factor in determining a student's grade or the amount of credit granted for a course. Each instructor is to announce her/his attendance policy at the beginning of a class and print the policy in the syllabus or course outline provided for students.
Examination and Grade Reporting Schedule
Session 1 final examinations will be given during the last meeting of the class, on Tuesday or Wednesday, March 1 or 2. Semester classes will meet on those days. Instructors of semester classes are asked to schedule mid-term examinations prior to March 2, if possible.
Mid-term and Session 1 grade reports are due no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th. Grades collected at mid-term are reported online to students and on campus to their advisers within one week after grades are due.
2013 Semester Classes Examination Schedule
(subject to change)
Note: All examinations are held in the regular classroom, unless the instructor gives advance notice of a change in location. In the meeting patterns/final exam dates listed below. All Session 1 classes will have final exams on the last day of class. All Semester and Session 4 classes will follow the exam schedule below.
for Classroom Buildings
AC: Arena Classroom (by Columbia Foyer)
Resource Center, Hickman Hall 2nd floor
CHR: Charters Lecture Theatre
CS LLPE: Costume Shop-Lower Level Basement LLPE
CWS: Catharine Webb Studios
DUD: Dudley Hall
Lower Level Library by PC & MAC Labs
HCC: Helis Communications Center (1st flr, terrace level PSC)
HSH: Historic Senior Hall
LIB CONF: Library Seminar Room (2nd Floor)
LLL-WIN: Lower-Level Library Windows Lab
Library Mac Lab
LRW Conf: Lela Raney Wood Mezzanine
LL PE : Physical
Education (lower level A or B, Assembly Hall)
PHR: Stephens Macklanburg Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
PHS: Stephens Macklanburg Playhouse Scene Shop
PSC: Pillsbury Science Center (2nd Floor)
WEB: Webb Child Study Center
WLT: Walter Hall
WAU: Windsor Auditorium
The Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges and Universities consortium (MMACU) provides cross-registration opportunities at University of Missouri-Columbia, Lincoln University, Westminster College, William Woods College and Columbia College to full-time students who are in good standing and have completed at least one semester at Stephens College. In exchange, students from the other member institutions may cross-register at Stephens. Enrollment through MMACU is subject to space available in courses available through the MMACU agreement. Course schedules and descriptions from MMACU institutions are available on their web sites.
Students must be enrolled as full-time status (12 hrs.) before they are
eligible to participate in MMACU, this same rule applies to students from
other institutions that are cross registering at Stephens.
MMACU registration counts in the semester course load. Students registered for MMACU classes on other campuses are subject to the drop-add policies and the instructional/final examination schedule of the host institution. When students drop MMACU enrollments, the Registrar's Office must be informed immediately, so an accurate record of the total semester load may be maintained. Although no tuition is charged for MMACU enrollments at the host institution, students are responsible for incidental or special fees, as well as the purchase of textbooks and supplies.
Contact the Registrar's Office at Stephens for more information.
Independent Studies (special studies, tutorials, readings, projects) may be proposed by students who wish to investigate a subject not otherwise available. Planning for independent study requires the student to: (1) identify a faculty sponsor who helps design the study; (2) fill out an Independent Study form and obtain the required signatures; (3) register the study in the Registrar's Office. Independent Study forms are available online, in departmental offices and in the Registrar's Office (LRW 248).
Independent Study is to be registered within the Add Period at the beginning of each term or prior to study planned for an intersession period. Credit registered during an intersession will be charged extra tuition. Retroactive independent study registrations will not be accepted.
Independent studies may be arranged in all departments of the College, subject to availability of faculty time. When arranged, the faculty sponsor and the department chair work with the student to: (1) determine the category of independent study, depending upon how learning is to be demonstrated (see below); (2) determine the appropriate level of study (100, 200, 300, 400), depending upon the nature of the study and the background of the student; (3) determine the amount of credit to be awarded, depending upon the scope or depth of learning the student is expected to achieve.
The categories of independent study offered by the College include:
Special Studies (195, 295, 395, 495), which recognize that learning takes place in work-related experiences (usually off-campus).
Tutorials (197, 297, 397, 497), which are available as major tutorials or minor tutorials in studies at Cambridge or other Study Abroad experiences.
Readings (198, 298, 398, 498), which are available for topics not offered in the regular curriculum. The study includes assigned readings and at least one major research paper.
Projects (199, 299, 399, 499), which are available to document learning that takes place in study that culminates in a project. Readings and a paper may be required.
An independent study proposal must provide all the information requested, including a detailed description of the study. Forms with insufficient information will be returned to the student or sponsoring faculty member with a request for additional information.
Directory Information Notice
Colleges may disclose, without consent, "directory" information. Directory information is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. This includes but is not limited to a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, field of study, enrollment status and dates of attendance. However, the College must give eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords certain
rights with respect to their education records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student's educational records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.
Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Stephens College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605