Oct 19, 2018  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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General University Information


The University graduate bulletin covers a 24-month period, September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2011. Courses, majors, minors, programs, degrees and certificates in this catalog are subject to change without notice and may not be available in the future.

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Academic Year
 

2009-2010 University Calendar

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Fall Semester 2009

Sept. 5, Sat. Freshmen Residence Hall Move-In Day
Sept. 6-7, Sun., Mon. Upperclass Residence Hall Move-In Day
Sept. 5-8, Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues. Freshmen Orientation
Sept. 9, Wed. Classes Begin
Nov. 24, Tues. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Nov. 25, Wed. No Classes - University Open
Nov. 26-29 Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. Thanksgiving Recess - University Closed
Nov. 30, Mon. Classes Resume
Dec. 11, Fri. Last Day of Classes
Dec. 12, 14-18, Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. Final Examinations
Dec. 18, Fri. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Dec. 19, Sat. Close of Fall Semester
Dec. 20, Sun. Commencement
Dec. 21, Mon. by 8 PM Grade Submission Deadline

Winter Semester 2010

Jan. 5, Tues. Move-In Day and Winter Orientation
Jan. 6, Wed. Classes Begin
Jan. 18, Mon. MLK Jr. Day - No Classes; Campus-Wide Celebration
Feb. 26, Fri. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
March 1-March 7, Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. Winter Recess - No Classes; Campus Open
March 8, Mon. Classes Resume
April 2-4, Fri., Sat., Sun. Spring Recess - University Closed; Library Open
April 16, Fri. Last Day of Classes
April 17, 19-23, Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. Final Examinations
April 23, Fri. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
April 24, Sat. Close of Winter Semester
April 25, Sun. Commencement
April 26, Mon. by 8 PM Grade Submission Deadline

Spring Session 2010

May 2, Sun. Move-In Day
May 3, Mon. Classes Begin
May 31, Mon. Memorial Day - University Closed
June 14, Mon. Last Day of Classes - 6 Week
June 23, Wed. Last Day of Classes - 7½ Week
  Final Exams will be held during the last scheduled class session
June 23, Wed. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
June 25, Fri. Close of Spring Semester
June 25, Fri. by 8 PM Grade Submission Deadline

Summer Session 2010

June 27, Sun. Move-In Day
June 28, Mon. Classes Begin
July 5, Mon. Independence Day - University Closed
Aug. 9, Mon. Last Day of Classes - 6 Week
Aug. 18, Wed. Last Day of Classes - 7½ Week
  Final Exams will be held during the last scheduled class session
Aug. 18, Wed. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Aug. 19, Thurs. Close of Summer Semester
Aug. 24, Tues. by 5 PM Grade Submission Deadline

 

2010-2011 University Calendar

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Fall Semester 2010

Sept. 4, Sat. Freshmen Residence Hall Move-In Day
Sept. 5-6, Sun., Mon. Upperclass Residence Hall Move-In Days
Sept. 4-7, Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues. Freshmen Orientation
Sept. 8, Wed. Classes Begin
Nov. 23, Tues. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Nov. 24, Wed. No Classes - University Open
Nov. 25-28, Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. Thanksgiving Recess - University Closed
Nov. 29, Mon. Classes Resume
Dec. 10, Fri. Last Day of Classes
Dec. 11, 13-17, Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. Final Examinations
Dec. 17, Fri. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Dec. 18, Sat. Close of Fall Semester
Dec. 19, Sun. Commencement
Dec. 21, Tues. by 8 PM Grade Submission Deadline

Winter Semester 2011

Jan. 3, Mon. University Closed
Jan. 4, Tues. Move-In Day and Winter Orientation
Jan. 5, Wed. Classes Begin
Jan. 17, Mon. MLK Jr. Day - No Classes; Campus-Wide Celebration
Feb. 25, Fri. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Feb. 28-March 6, Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. Winter Recess - No Classes; Campus Open
March 7, Mon. Classes Resume
April 12, Tues. Last Day of Classes
April 13-19, Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues. Final Examinations
April 16, Sat. Commencement
April 19, Tues. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
April 20, Wed. Close of Winter Semester
April 21, Thurs. by 8 PM Grade Submission Deadline

Spring Session 2011

May 1, Sun. Move-In Day
May 2, Mon. Classes Begin
May 30, Mon. Memorial Day - University Closed
June 13, Mon. Last Day of Classes - 6 Week
June 21, Tues. Last Day of Classes - 7½ Week
  Final Exams will be held during the last scheduled class session
June 21, Tues. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
June 22, Wed. Close of Spring Semester
June 23, Thurs. by 5 PM Grade Submission Deadline

Summer Session 2011

June 26, Sun. Move-In Day
June 27, Mon. Classes Begin
July 4, Mon. Independence Day - University Closed
Aug. 8, Mon. Last Day of Classes - 6 Week
Aug. 16, Tues. Last Day of Classes - 7½ Week
  Final Exams will be held during the last scheduled class session
Aug. 17, Wed. by 10 PM Residence Halls Close
Aug. 17, Wed. Close of Summer Semester
Aug. 22, Mon. by 5 PM Grade Submission Deadline

 

Eastern Michigan University Mission

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Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression. Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs. We provide a student-focused learning environment that positively affects the lives of students and the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives and partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.

Institutional Values

  • Teaching and learning
  • Excellence
  • Human dignity and respect
  • Diversity
  • Scholarship and intellectual freedom
  • Public engagement
  • Leadership and participatory decision-making
  • Integrity

Guiding Principles

  • Accessibility
  • Relevancy
  • Responsiveness to change
  • Flexibility
  • Quality
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Affordability

Eastern Michigan University Creed

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We believe the Integrity of our work and the Respect we show for our fellow students, faculty, alumni and staff are an integral part of our ongoing Education.  We believe that the Relationships we have and those we continue to develop will support us as we learn and grow together as a community.

University Profile and History

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Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive University whose roots date back to 1849, when the Michigan Legislature designated it as Michigan’s first institution to educate teachers to serve the public schools. At that time the Detroit school system was only 10 years old and the transition from one-room school houses had just begun.

Graduate education was inaugurated in 1938, when the programs were conducted in cooperation with the University of Michigan. In 1953 Eastern gained approval to offer its own graduate programs.

During its first 100 years, Michigan State Normal School, as it was originally called, certified thousands of teachers and developed the broad-based academic curricula that prepared it for its evolution to University status in 1959. Within the new University, three colleges emerged: the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. The University has expanded three more times: in 1964 with the College of Business; in 1975 with the College of Health and Human Services; and in 1980 with the College of Technology.

New colleges created a need for additional acreage. The University campus spread from its original 275 acres on the south side of the Huron River to encompass an additional 182 acres west of the campus where student residences, athletic facilities and the Convocation Center are located. Among the newest buildings are the Porter College of Education building (1999); the Marshall College of Health and Human Services building (2000); and the University House (2004).

Today’s student body reflects the national trend of mature adults returning to college to continue their education and prepare for new careers in a changing society. Women compose approximately 65 percent of the student body. Most students are from the state of Michigan, but 45 states and 93 countries are also represented. In fall 2006, 23,000 undergraduate and 4,650 graduate students were enrolled at Eastern Michigan University.

EMU’s perspective has also grown, not only in on-campus program development, but also in online courses offered through the Office of Extended Programs.

Eastern Michigan University is known worldwide for its educational contributions. Its 105,000 living graduates are scattered among many countries as well as coast-to-coast in the United States, both strengthening and supporting the foundation that is the University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Accreditations of Colleges and Departments

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The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a subcommittee of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2001 the University received an unqualified accreditation for a period of 10 years.

Eastern Michigan University also retains membership in these organizations: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; American Music Therapy Association; Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors; Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education; Michigan Coalition of Schools/Departments offering the MSW; Michigan Historic Preservation Network; National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work; National Council for Preservation Education; National Trust for Historic Preservation; and The Pioneer America Society.

Colleges and Departments

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of African American Studies
  • Department of Art
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry (accredited by the American Chemical Society)
  • Department of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Geography and Geology (historic preservation accredited by the National Council for Preservation Education; urban and regional planning accredited by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and by the Planning Accreditation Board; historic preservation affiliated with the Association for Preservation Technology, Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Pioneer America Society, Vernacular Architecture Forum and the National Trust for Historic Preservation)
  • Department of History and Philosophy
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Music and Dance (accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association)
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Department of Political Science (public administration accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
  • Department of Psychology (accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis, American Psychological Association and Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology)
  • Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
  • Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Department of World Languages

College of Business

(Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Computer Information Systems
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing

College of Education

(All professional educator preparation programs of EMU are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Michigan Department of Education.)

  • Department of Leadership and Counseling (community, college and school counseling programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
  • Department of Special Education (speech-language pathology program accredited by the American Speech-Hearing Association; hearing impaired program accredited by the Council on Education for the Deaf)
  • Department of Teacher Education (accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education)

College of Health and Human Services

  • School of Health Promotion and Human Performance (athletic training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Review Committee on Education Planning and Athletic Training; health education accredited by the Michigan Department of Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education; orthotics and prosthetics accredited by the National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetics Education; physical education accredited by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education)
  • School of Health Sciences (clinical laboratory sciences program accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; occupational therapy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; dietetics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association)
  • School of Nursing (accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
  • School of Social Work (accredited by the Council on Social Work Education)

College of Technology

  • School of Engineering Technology (Construction Management accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management; computer-aided design, manufacturing technology and polymers and coatings technology accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology; interior design accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research)
  • School of Technology Studies (aviation management, communication technology and industrial distribution accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology; hospitality management program accredited by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education; legal assistant (paralegal studies) program accredited by the American Bar Association; network and information technology administration, marketing education, technology education - folio approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/International Technology Educational Association/Council on Technology Teacher Education)
  • Military Science and Leadership

 

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