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Rosemarie Sena Center
The Guide to Majors at Mary Baldwin College can serve many useful purposes for you as a
Mary Baldwin student.


                                  Use this Guide if you want:

       To learn about liberal arts majors and how you can use them

       Information on how to select a liberal arts major

       Names of faculty members who teach courses in the major

       A description of the major, including content areas, minors and/or areas of concentration
       available

       Ideas for exploration

       Examples of internships

       Examples of senior projects

       Examples of jobs and graduate/continuing education programs

       Requirements for senior projects in selected disciplines


For more detailed information regarding specific requirements of the majors, course descriptions,
etc., you should refer to the academic catalog. The Guide to Majors is intended to be a
supplement to, not substitute for, the catalog.

Information on pages 3-4 of this Guide to Majors was compiled from several sources including:
College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning (Paul Phifer)




                                                                                 Guide to Majors, 1
    MAJORS AND MINORS OFFERED AT MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE
Majors (standard and combined)
Art History                    Economics                    Philosophy
Art Studio                     English                      Philosophy/Religion
Arts Management                French                       Physics
Asian Studies                  German                       Political Science
Biochemistry                   Health Care Administration   Psychology
Biology                        History                      Sociology
Business Administration        International Relations      Sociology/Social Work
Chemistry                      Marketing Communication      Spanish
Communication                  Mathematics                  Theatre
Computer Information Systems   Medical Technology
Computer Science/Mathematics   Music


Minors
African American Studies       Education                    Mathematics
Anthropology                   English                      Ministry
Art History                    French                       Music
Art Studio                     German                       Philosophy
Asian Studies                  Health Care Administration   Physics
Biology                        Historic Preservation        Political Science
Business Administration        History                      Psychology
Chemistry                      Human Resource Management    Religion
Communication                  Human Services               Sociology
Computer Information Systems   Latin American Studies       Spanish
Computer Science               Leadership Studies           Theatre
Economics                      Marketing Communication      Women’s Studies


Examples of Independent Majors
American Studies               Classical Studies            Creative Writing
Native American Studies        Sociology/Communication      Leadership Studies
Biological Art                 Computer Science/Art         Museum Studies
Philosophy/Criminal Justice    Spanish/History




                                                                     Guide to Majors, 2
Choosing a Liberal Arts College/Major                  that you will learn how to learn. This is what
         When you were trying to decide what           makes liberal arts unique.
you would do after graduating from high school                  The purpose of the major is to provide
you were aware of at least several, if not many,       the student with an opportunity to take the
options available to you. You could have               foundation gained from the general education
chosen to enter the work force immediately.            courses and study a particular field of interest in
You could have chosen to get married and               greater depth, great enough to prepare one for
become a full-time homemaker and/or parent.            becoming a graduate student. The key principle
You could have chosen to continue your                 here is that the major is an extension of the
schooling by enrolling in a community or junior        general education foundation, not something
college, a private career school, a four-year          separate or unrelated.
liberal arts college, or a large state university.
                                                               Hopefully you now have a better
Or you could have chosen to combine any or all
                                                       understanding of the purpose of a liberal arts
of the above options.
                                                       education and how the major fits into the overall
         Obviously, you chose to continue your         picture. Next you can learn more about the
formal education by attending a four-year liberal      advantages of a liberal arts degree in your future.
arts college; but what does that really mean for
you? People choose to attend a particular               How a Liberal Arts Education Prepares
college for lots of different reasons (influence of                 You For Life
family and friends, size, location, etc.). You
                                                               Even with a better idea of the definition
may not have thought too much about what
                                                       and purpose of liberal arts education (please go
makes a liberal arts education distinctive besides
                                                       back and read the previous section if you
the small classes and personal attention from
                                                       skipped over it), the benefits, both short-term
faculty and staff, although those are certainly
                                                       and long-term, may still not be readily apparent,
some of the real benefits of a liberal arts college.
                                                       especially if you are the first member of your
         Regardless of your original reasons for       family to attend a liberal arts college.
choosing a liberal arts college, you are now
                                                                It may be easier to see what a liberal arts
faced with the decision of having to choose a
                                                       education does not do: A liberal arts education is
major, and you might be wondering why you
                                                       not designed to prepare you for a specific career
have to take so many general education
                                                       or job. It is designed to prepare you for life, and
requirements. By now you may have had
                                                       for lifelong learning. And life is much more than
conversations with your friends who chose a
                                                       your job – it is also your personal/social
community college where they primarily take
                                                       relationships and your physical, intellectual,
only classes related to a specific career-related
                                                       emotional, and spiritual well-being.
field. Or you may be envious of your friends at
the state university who have 45 courses to                     So a liberal arts education is holistic. It
choose from in their major, instead of 25 or so.       does more than just train you to do a certain set
                                                       of tasks. You are challenged to think for
        So what is a liberal arts education and
                                                       yourself, to think about difficult issues, to live
how is it different? In short, a liberal arts
                                                       and study alongside people whose views may be
education is one that helps develop an
                                                       very different from yours. You will be asked to
understanding of self, society, and the world,
                                                       grow as a whole person, not just as a scholar, or
through the study of the arts, humanities, and
                                                       a leader, or a performer.
sciences. This is the rationale for the general
education requirements, the heart of your                       Now think about the world, as we know
education at Mary Baldwin College. Through             it. Rapidly changing technology, unprecedented
these required classes, you will develop and           global linkages, diversity, etc. Can you think of
sharpen your writing, research, critical thinking,     a better way to prepare for our world than to get
and communication skills. The course content is        a broad base of knowledge, an understanding of
valuable in itself, but even more importantly is       different cultures, and the confidence to move
                                                       into a changing world? No, a liberal arts
                                                                                         Guide to Majors, 3
education will not prepare you for any one thing;
it will prepare you for anything.                                 Tips on Selecting a Major
         Many students are concerned about the                   If you are uncertain as to your choice of
usefulness of their liberal arts degree in the job       a major, try any or all of the following
market. There is a certain amount of fear that           suggestions to get moving toward your goal:
after graduating they will not be expert enough
in their field or that they lack the business or                 Do what you love; you will likely end
technical skills to be marketable. Of course,                    up doing it anyway.
there is a level of subject mastery, and a general
                                                                 If you aren’t certain of what you love,
knowledge of the business world, which is
                                                                 visit the Sena Center and speak with a
expected with a liberal arts degree.
                                                                 staff member – get started on your
         However, one need not earn a doctorate                  Individual Career and Life Plan.
in business or computer science in order to be                   Talk with your advisor, as well as with
successful in the workplace. In fact, surveys of                 professors and students majoring in
employers indicate that the skills and qualities                 disciplines you are considering.
they most want include oral and written
                                                                 Take a class in something you have
communication skills, analytical thinking and
                                                                 always wanted to try, but may have been
problem-solving, teamwork and interpersonal
                                                                 afraid to – TAKE A RISK!
skills, ability to accept responsibility, flexibility,
initiative, motivation, and honesty/integrity.                   Conduct an informational interview with
Computer skills and related work experience are                  someone employed in the career fields
also frequently mentioned.                                       you are considering – ask them what
                                                                 they like/dislike about the job, how they
         Obviously, these skills are not specific                got into it, what educational preparation,
to any one major, and are definitely not                         experience, and personal qualities they
restricted to business or technical fields. In fact,             recommend.
these are the skills that can be developed in any
liberal arts major. The computer skills can be                   See if you can spend some time
acquired by taking a few classes to learn the                    “shadowing” this person, either for part
basics of word processing, spreadsheets, etc.                    of a day, or a day, or even a week, to see
Related work experience is available through                     what a typical day on the job is like.
part-time and summer jobs, community service,                    Join a campus or community
and internship opportunities.                                    organization related to your interest.
         Therefore, there is nothing to fear! As a               Attend the “How to Choose a Major”
liberal arts graduate, you will have a firm                      seminar and the “Career Opportunities”
foundation of skills and qualifications desired by               series offered by the Sena Center.
employers. Be confident, and prepare to market
them well!




                                                                                         Guide to Majors, 4
Art                                             Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                Deming 305, x7196, Professor Ryan

Studio                                          Deming 303, x7390, Professor Sconyers

                                                Minor: YES


Teaching Faculty:
Amy Arnold,                                            Nancy Ross,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art                     Adjunct Instructor of Art
Shay Herring Clanton,                                  Paul Ryan,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art                     Associate Professor of Art
Anne Hanger,                                           Jim Sconyers, Jr.,
Visiting Professor in Art                              Assistant Professor of Art
Sue Marion, (P/T)                                      Beth Young,
Instructor of Art/Education                            Adjunct Instructor of Art/Interior Design
Michael Riddle,
Adjunct Instructor of Art


Areas of Emphasis:
  Ceramics                       Drawing                 Graphic Design              Interior Design
  Painting                       Photography             Printmaking                 Extended Media


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Aprops Interiors                                       Lynchburg Fine Arts Center
  Brunswick County Museum                                J. Lambeth & Company, Inc., Washington, DC
  Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Museum, Staunton             Hunt Gallery, MBC
  Staunton-Augusta Art Center                            Beverley Street Studio Gallery, Staunton, VA
  National Museum of Women in the Arts                   Price Modern of Virginia, Sandstone, VA
  Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA              Shenandoah Shakespeare, Staunton, VA
  Ballon, Justice, and Upton Associates, Architects      Website Development, Shenandoah Gifts
  Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA                           Smithsonian Institution
  Gotham Graphix, Charlottesville, VA                    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
 Children and Society: Paintings                         Business Logo and Stationery Design
 Series of Figurative Paintings                          Organic Pottery
 Series of Photographs                                   Conceptual Pottery
 Series of Nonrepresentational Paintings                 Corporate Identity for Russell Stover Candy
 Identity Construction: Series of Etchings               Paintings as Installation Art
 Design of New Typeface; Private Label Packaging         MBC Calendar
 for Ukrops                                              Commercial Residential Studio Design




                                                                                          Guide to Majors, 5
Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Public Relations Dept., The Virginia Museum                College Professor, Art
  Education Department, The Virginia Museum                  Layout Editor, News-Virginian
  Sales/Interior Design, Office Furniture Plus               Robert E. Lee Chapel Director, Lexington, VA
  High School Art Teacher, Staunton City Schools             Creative Director, Adelphia Communications
  Middle School Art Teacher                                  Graphic Designer, Dooney and Bourke
  Art Teacher, Rockingham County Schools                     Professional Artist
  Annual Giving Assistant, National Gallery of Arts          Scientific and Medical Illustrator
  Antiquities Department, Sotheby's                          Interior Designer, Shriver & Holland Associates
  Visitor Services Supervisor, Virginia Museum of            MFA graduate programs
  Fine Arts


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Cultivate aesthetic and art historical                     Ability to communicate ideas and emotions
  appreciation/understanding                                 creatively
  Critical thinking                                          Creative problem solving
  Independence, imagination, flexibility, perseverance       Learning to see and to "read" visual form
  Understand and experience the importance of
  process


Ideas for Exploration:
  Take a studio art class                                    Volunteer at a studio, museum, or gallery
  Work on a school or community newspaper


       Requirements for Senior Projects/Seminar in Studio Art
Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and
Extended Media
The senior project in studio art is regarded as the culmination of the major. Affording the opportunity for
independent scholarship and creative work, the project is an important and exciting step designed to help
prepare the student for professional activity and/or graduate study. The primary objective is that the student
produce and present for exhibition a cohesive body of work that shows in-depth investigation of a specific
theme or idea. There are required individual meetings with the supervising professor, as well as required
group critiques which include all seniors in studio art and most of the art faculty. As a component of the
exhibition, each student writes a thesis statement (or the statement of intent) about her work. During the
exhibition, there is a final critique of the work by a committee of four faculty members.
Interior Design
The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) is an independent organization created to
establish standards for professional interior design practitioners. The NCIDQ exam is used as the senior
project in interior design. The senior project includes or requires the following: a written exam covering
programming and planning; solid understanding of design theory and art historical information appropriate to
the discipline; an understanding of contract documents, building construction and support systems, materials,
and business and professional practice; and communication skills. A substantial portion of the exam requires
the student to develop original solutions to a design problem.




                                                                                              Guide to Majors, 6
Art                                             Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                Deming 302, x7195, Dr. James

History                                         Deming 304, x7197, Dr. Hobson

                                                Minor: YES



Teaching Faculty:
Marlena Hobson,                                          Paula Rau,
Associate Professor of Art History                       Adjunct Instructor of Art
Sara James,                                              Paul Ryan,
Associate Professor of Art History                       Associate Professor of Art
Kerry Mills, (P/T)                                       Martha Saunders,
Instructor of Art                                        Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art



Examples of Recent Internships:
  Brunswick County Museum                                  J. Lambeth & Company, Inc., Washington, DC
  Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Museum, Staunton               Christie's
  Staunton-Augusta Art Center                              Beverley Street Studio Gallery, Staunton, VA
  National Museum of Women in the Arts                     Price Modern of Virginia, Sandstone, VA
  Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA                Shenandoah Shakespeare, Staunton, VA
  Ballon, Justice, and Upton Associates, Architects        Smithsonian Institution
  Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA                             The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard            Hunt Gallery, MBC
  Lynchburg Fine Arts Center


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Lee Krasner: Innovative and Independent                 Titiorello's Last Supper and the Counter-
  Frederick Church's South American Paintings             Reformation


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Public Relations Dept., The Virginia Museum              Antiquities Department, Sotheby's
  Education Department, The Virginia Museum                Robert E. Lee Chapel Director, Lexington, VA
  Visitor Services Supervisor, Virginia Museum of          Annual Giving Assistant, National Gallery of Arts
  Fine Arts                                                College Professor, Art


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Cultivate aesthetic and art historical                   Ability to communicate ideas and emotions
  appreciation/understanding                               creatively
  Critical thinking                                        Creative problem solving
  Independence, imagination, flexibility, perseverance     Learning to see and to "read" visual form
  Understand and experience the importance of
  process
                                                                                              Guide to Majors, 7
Ideas for Exploration:
  Take an art class                                           Volunteer at a studio, museum, gallery, or art
  Work on a school or community newspaper                     center


      Requirements for Senior Projects/Seminar in Art History
Art History students select a research project during their junior year which must be appropriate to the major
and which must be approved by the art history faculty. The bibliography, outline, and draft are due during the
fall semester of the senior year. The final written project, consisting of approximately twenty typed pages, is
due early in the spring semester of the senior year. Finally, there is a required oral presentation of the project
to a committee of four faculty members.




                                                                                                Guide to Majors, 8
Arts                                          Office Location/Contact Number:
                                              Deming 304, x7197, Dr. Hobson
Management                                    Minor: NO

Teaching Faculty:
ART:
Amy Arnold,                                           Michael Riddle,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art                    Adjunct Instructor of Art
Shay Herring Clanton,                                 Nancy Ross,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art                    Adjunct Instructor of Art
Marlena Hobson,                                       Paul Ryan,
Associate Professor of Art History                    Associate Professor of Art
Sara James,                                           Martha Saunders,
Associate Professor of Art History                    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art
Sue Marion, (P/T)                                     Jim Sconyers, Jr.,
Instructor of Art/Education                           Assistant Professor of Art
Kerry Mills, (P/T)                                    Beth Young,
Instructor of Art                                     Adjunct Instructor of Art/Interior Design
Paula Rau,
Adjunct Instructor of Art
MUSIC:
Robert Allen,                                         Lise Keiter-Brotzman,
Associate Professor of Music (Voice, Music History)   Assistant Professor of Music
                                                      (Piano, Music Theory, Music History)
THEATRE:
Cathy Brookshire,                                     Todd Ristau, (P/T)
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre                         Assistant Professor of Theatre
Virginia R. Francisco,                                Terry K. Southerington,
Professor of Theatre                                  Professor of Theatre
Nancy Kiracofe,                                       Frank Southerington,
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre                         Professor of English/Theatre
Susan Polly,
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

Areas of Emphasis:
  Art                           Music                   Theatre

Examples of Recent Internships:
  MBC Art Department (Hunt Gallery)                     Christie's
  EMI Christian Music Group, Belmont, TN                Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
  ShenanArts                                            Valley Conservation Council
  Staunton-Augusta Art Center                           MBC Music Department (Carl Broman Concerts)


                                                                                          Guide to Majors, 9
Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
 Program Coordinator, Greater Reston Arts Center         Gallery Director, Stux Gallery, New York City
 Administrative Assistant,                               Applications Processor,
 HealthSphere of America, Inc.                           American Society of Interior Designers
 Sales Assistant, Cowen & Co.                            Education Director, Savannah Symphony

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Proficiency in organizing, planning, coordinating       Value aesthetics, self-expression, and
 and directing activities                                independence
 Aptitude for leadership                                 Proficiency in interpersonal communication
 Ability to communicate ideas and emotions               Ability to recognize difference in shapes,
 creatively                                              shading, and color
 Ability to make keen observations and appropriate       Meet deadlines in addition to having a
 decisions                                               proficiency for accuracy and detail
 Feel for design and form                                Creativity, flexibility, and imagination

Ideas for Exploration:
 Volunteer or work part-time in a museum, theatre, gallery, symphony orchestra, or arts organization
 Attend art shows, festivals, and art exhibits
 Assist local community service organizations or others with development of advertising materials




                                                                                          Guide to Majors, 10
Asian                                                    Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                         Carpenter 301, x7063, Dr. Metraux

Studies                                                  Minor: YES


Teaching Faculty:
William Gorvine,                                             Noriko Okura,
Adjunct Instructor of Asian Studies                          Adjunct Instructor of Japanese
Robert Grotjohn,                                             Roderic L. Owen,
Associate Professor of English                               Professor of Philosophy
Daniel Metraux,                                              Margaret Richardson,
Professor of Asian Studies                                   Adjunct Instructor of Asian Studies


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Madison Government Affairs, Washington, DC                   United Nations Association, Washington, DC
  Greater Washington Board of Trade                            Youth for Understanding, Oslo, Norway
  Woodrow Wilson Fellows Program                               Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Staunton, VA

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Japanese Women and the Search for Professional               The Soka Gakkai as a Self-help Buddhist
  Careers                                                      Movement
  The Politics of Casts in India                               Black Market and Democracy in Burma
  Geisha and Feminism in Japan                                 Women in the Workplace in Japan
  North Korea and the Politics of Korean Unification           Youth Culture in Israel

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Agent, Atlantic Mutual Companies                             School Teacher, Richmond, VA
  Agent, Lily Corps                                            Caseworker, Congressman Bud Shuster
  English Teacher, JET Program, Ministry of                    Administrative Assistant,
  Education, Japan                                             National Instruments, Japan
  International Consultant, Nichibei Artom Co.,                Ph.D. Candidate, Asian Studies, University of
  Ltd., Tokyo                                                   Pennsylvania
  Marketing Assistant, Southerland,                            Legal Clerk, Shuman, Annand, & Poe, LPPC
  Asbill, & Brennan, LLP                                       Museum Curator, California State Park Service
  Ph.D. Candidate, Art History, Virginia                       Research Associate, National Rifle Association
  Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Aptitude for learning foreign languages                      Strong interest in foreign travel/study/work
  Appreciation for the culture and lifestyle of others         Appreciation for foreign affairs

Ideas for Exploration:
  Work in an international corporation                         Travel and study abroad
  Volunteer for and/or join an international service           University teaching and research
  organization


                                                                                               Guide to Majors, 11
Guide to Majors, 12
Biology                                      Office Location/Contact Number:
                                             Pearce Science Center 404, x7110, Dr. Jones

                                             Minor: YES



Teaching Faculty:
Jacqueline Biscardi                                  Lori Jones,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology               Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Paul Callo,                                          Lundy Pentz,
Assistant Professor of Biology                       Associate Professor of Biology
Paul Deeble,                                         Sharon Spalding,
Assistant Professor of Biology                       Professor of Physical Education; Exercise Specialist
Eric Jones,                                          for VWIL
Associate Professor of Biology


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Virginia Department of Transportation,               Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children's
  Environmental Specialist                             Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk
  Associated Family Physicians, Franklin, IN           Gloucester Veterinary Hospital
  Rehabilitation and Therapy Services                  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center                 UVA Medical School, Department of Pediatrics
  Virginia Living Museum, Newport News                 Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad, Staunton, VA
  Radiation Oncology Research, Thomas Jefferson        Kings Daughter’s Health & Rehabilitation
  University, Philadelphia, PA                         Center, Staunton, VA
  Cedar Crest Animal Clinic, Fishersville, VA          Vocational Counselor, The Choice Group
  Staunton Medical Center                              Mark Douglas, DDS
  The Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA      Augusta Medical Center Pharmacy


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Effects of Plyometric & Traditional Exercise         The Amount of Bacterial Contamination in Daily
  Programs on Lower Body Strength & Fat                & Extended Wear Contact Lens Solution
  The Effects of High Algal Concentrations on the      Studies of the Behavior of the Crayfish
  Embryological Development of the Japanese
  Medeka Fish


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Research Assistant, The Cadmus Group                 Lab Specialist, University of Virginia
  Graduate Students, University of Notre Dame &        Quality Control Laboratory Technician,
  University of Michigan                               Bioforce of America
  Writer, “Science News”                               Chemist, Merck Pharmaceuticals
  Graduate Student, UVA Master of Nursing              Pharmacy Assistant, Augusta Medical Center
  Program M.D./Ph.D. Program, Case Western
  Reserve University

                                                                                       Guide to Majors, 13
Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Proficiency in reading, writing, thinking,              Ability to conduct and clearly explain scientific
 questioning, analyzing, and problem solving             research
 Value intellectual growth                               Enthusiasm for exploring new ideas
 Ability to concentrate for long periods of time         Proficiency for accuracy and detail
 Proficiency in speaking and memorization                Desire to help humanity
 Strong interest in living organisms                     Interest in new challenges
 Perseverance


Ideas for Exploration:
 Volunteer or work part-time in a greenhouse/nursery, wildlife center, humane society, veterinary
 practice, physical therapy clinic, pharmacy, or public health office
 Cultivate a garden or indoor house plants
 Participate in an environmental organization
 Read science magazines, books, and publications
 Develop hobbies relating to nature such as bird watching and hiking
 Participate in hiking, fishing & backpacking
 Own and care for a pet
 Visit zoos and/or museums




                                                                                          Guide to Majors, 14
Business                                         Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                 Carpenter 416, x7057, Professor Kent
Administration                                   Minor: YES

Teaching Faculty:
Daniel Dowdy, (ADP)                                    Sally Ludwig,
Associate Professor of Business Administration         Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business
                                                       Administration & Political Science
Janet Ewing,                                           Catherine Ferris McPherson, (ADP)
Associate Professor of Busness Administration          Associate Professor of Business Administration
Thomas Kaplan, (ADP)                                   Ed Petkus,
Assistant Professor of Business Administration         Associate Professor of Business Administration
Claire Kent,                                           Lallon Pond, (ADP/TRAD)
Associate Professor of Business Administration         Associate Professor of Business Administration


Areas of Emphasis:
  Accounting (ADP only)        Entrepreneurship          International Business
  Marketing                    Management


Examples of Recent Internships:
  RR Donnelley and Sons, Harrisonburg, VA                Belk Department Store, Lynchburg, VA
  QVC Network, West Chester, PA                          SunTrust Bank, Newport News, VA
  Marketing Assistant,                                   Norris & Associates, P.C., Accounting Firm,
  Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce                         Staunton, VA
  Valley Community Services Board, Staunton              Metamor Business Solutions, Richmond, VA
  Walt Disney World College & International              Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center,
  Programs, Orlando, FL                                  Fishersville, VA
  Digital Marketing Services, Lewisville, TX             A.G. Edwards & Sons, Charlottesville, VA
  State Farm Insurance, Frederick, MD                    Department of Economic Development &
  Vista Way Complex, Orlando, FL                         Tourism


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  A Case Study of Food Lion                              Case Analysis of Southwestern Airlines
  Management, Marketing and Financial Analysis           A Financial Analysis of Harley-Davidson
  of Johnson & Johnson                                   Motorcycles




                                                                                         Guide to Majors, 15
Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
 Marketing Coordinator, McCormick & Co.             Graduate Student, Accounting, JMU
 Graduate Student, Management                       Administrator-in-Training, Westminster-
 Information Systems, UVA                           Canterbury, Richmond
 Assistant Controller, ABC Communications, Inc.     Accountant I, Henrico County School Board
 Underwriter-Auto, State Farm Insurance             Contract Specialist, Department of Defense
 Vending Account Manager, Coca Cola                 Internal Auditor, Wal-Mart
 Vice President, Information Technology & CIO,      Assistant Controller, Pepsi Cola Bottling
 Virginia Power                                     Company
 Pharmaceutical Sales Representative,               Broker/Dealer Examiner,
 Searle Pharmaceuticals                             State Corporation Commission
 Systems Manager, First Union Corporation           Senior Technician Writer, General Electric
 Underwriting Analysis, GMAC Commercial             Accountant, Anderson, White, & Co., PC,
 Mortgage                                           CPAS


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Ability to solve problems and make decisions       Aptitude for leadership
 Skilled in interpersonal communication             Value achievement, prestige, and wealth
 Proficiency in reading, writing & speaking         Proficiency with computers
 Ability to respond spontaneously and work          Tendency to be responsible, show initiative, &
 well under pressure                                exercise patience
 Willingness to work beyond expectations


Ideas for Exploration:
 Work part-time in a local business                 Start your own business
 Participate in leadership positions with student   Serve as a student aide in a college business
  organizations (e.g., Phi Beta Lambda) and         department
  student chapters of professional organizations
 (e.g., Society for Human Resource Management)




                                                                                     Guide to Majors, 16
Chemistry/                                           Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                     Pearce Science Center 417, x7117, Dr. Hairfield
Biochemistry/                                        Minor:       Chemistry and Physics, YES
Physics                                                           Biochemistry, NO




Teaching Faculty:
Paul Callo,                                            Hampton Hairfield, (P/T)
Assistant Professor of Biology                         Chemistry Laboratory Instructor
Paul Deeble,                                           Eric Jones,
Assistant Professor of Biology                         Associate Professor of Biology
Gary Diver,                                            Lori Jones,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics                 Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Vladimir Garkov,                                       Lundy Pentz,
Associate Professor of Chemistry                       Associate Professor of Biology
Elizabeth Hairfield,                                   Peggy Perozzo,
Professor of Chemistry                                 Assistant Professor of Physics

Areas of Emphasis:
B.A. and B.S. options in Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S. only in Physics.

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Prompt Medical, Inc.                                   Environmental Testing Services, Norfolk, VA
  Old Dominion Animal Clinic, Chester, VA                NASA Langley Research Center

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Reduction of Citral: Synthesizing Geraniol Using       A Comparative Analysis of Nicotine Content in
   Various Reducing Conditions                            College Women Through Scalp Hair Sampling
  A Comparative Analysis Between Men’s &                 Methanol Preservation of Solid Volatile Organic
  Women’s Fragrances by Calvin Klein Cosmetics            Compound Samples to Lengthen Shelf-life
  Transient Expression of Insulin-degrading              Testing Food Additive Toxicity Using Bacteria
   Enzyme in COS Cells
  The Effect of Pumpkin Seed Extract on the Activity of Lipooxygenase from Soybean

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Chemist/Pretreatment Inspector, City of Salem        Graduate Student, UVA Medical School
  Graduate Student, Medical College of Virginia        Pharmacy Applications Chemist, Biotage, Inc.
  Pharmacy Technician, Sycamore Cardinal Drug          Graduate Student, Texas A & M University
  Graduate Student, University of Rochester            Scientist, Whitehall Robins, Richmond, VA
  Research Project Coordinator, UVA Health             Lab Technician, AC & S, Inc., Nitro, WV
   Systems, Charlottesville, VA
  Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


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Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Strong math background                                    Ability to make critical observations
 Aptitude for accurate details                             Value intellectual growth, curiosity, patience
 Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret scientific    Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and
 data                                                      memorization
 Have a willingness to take risks                          Proficiency with computers
 Show dedication, imagination & perseverance

Ideas for Exploration:
 Work part-time or volunteer at a hospital, pharmacy or chemistry laboratory
 Work as a student assistant in the chemistry department
 Watch scientific TV programs
 Attend science fairs, exhibits, and demonstrations
 Do puzzles




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Communication                                      Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                   Carpenter 313, x7079, Dr. Araujo

                                                   Minor: YES


Teaching Faculty:
Alice Araujo,                                             Sally Ludwig,
Associate Professor of Communication                      Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business
                                                          Administration & Political Science
Bruce Dorries,                                            Allan Moye,
Assistant Professor of Communication                      Instructor of Communication / Director of Studios

Examples of Recent Internships:
 ATLAS Telecommunications                                   Adelphia Cable
 Star 94.3 F.M.                                             Turner Broadcasting, People TV
 New Hope Presbyterian Church                               MBC Admissions Office
 United Way of Staunton                                     Telemedia Productions
 Fest Events, MBC College Relations, MBC Sports             Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Community
 Information                                                 Foundation
 MBC College Relations                                      Powerhouse
 Mail Marketing Systems, Shenandoah Valley                  Dream Catcher Films, Inc.
 Observer                                                   Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North          Marketing Specialist, Broughton Systems,
  Carolina at Chapel Hill                                   Richmond, VA
  Marketing Manager, Hop In Michigan, Inc.                  Volunteer Coordinator, Special Olympics
  Director of ASSIST Programs, American Cancer              Promotions / Marketing Director, WMTR-AM/
  Society, NC Division                                      WDHA-FM, NJ
  Media Planning Coordinator, Siddall Matus &               Production Scheduler, ITT-Gallium Arsenide
  Coughter, Richmond                                        Technology Center
  Creative Services Producer, WHSV-TV 3,                    Marketing Director, William Wood &
  Harrisonburg, VA                                          Associate
  Sales Representative, Time Warner-Oceanic                 Marketing Coordinator, Pen-Tab Industries,
  Cable TV                                                  Front Royal, VA
  Sexual Assault Services Coordinator

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  High proficiency in written and oral communications
  Good listening, interviewing, clarifying, questioning skills
  Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  Value creativity, versatility
  Possess conflict management skills
  Ability to read accurately and analytically
  Ability to relate to people of varying backgrounds
  Ability to respond quickly to unexpected circumstances


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Ideas for Exploration:
 Work part-time or volunteer at a radio or TV station, printing or publishing firm, advertising or public
 relations firm, political campaigns, grassroots lobby organizations, or community mediation centers
 Participate in student organizations such as campus newspaper, television station, yearbook, and community
 service learning opportunities
 Do free lance writing
 Serve as an announcer or MC
 Participate in theatre




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Computer
                                                    Office Location/Contact Number:
Information                                         Rose Terrace, x7230, Professor Wenger

Systems &                                           Minor: YES, in CIS & Computer Science
Computer
Science/
Mathematics
Teaching Faculty:
Debra Wenger, Department Chair                            Brian Arthur
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems       Instructor of Computer Science

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)                         U.S. Department of Transportation
  University of Virginia Health Systems                     Rosemarie Sena Center, MBC
  Center for Applied Biometrics                             Desktop Support Specialist, MBC

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  FCC Security Analysis & Training Program                  Augusta Medical Center (AMC) Network Analysis
  Online Voting System, MBC                                 Athletics Database, MBC
  Jackson River Technical System Online Training            RiverViewReiners Web Site & Marketing
  Program                                                   Campaign
  Japanese-translated Web Pages, MBC                        Education Department Web Site, MBC

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Project Manager, Norfolk & Southern                       Database Administrator, Computech
  Network Support Specialist, Augusta Medical               Business Technologies Teacher, Waynesboro City
  Center                                                    Schools
  Project Manager, Virginia Department of                   Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  Transportation

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to organize and think logically
  Aptitude for abstract reasoning, keen observation, and attention to detail
  Computational ability
  Value patience, perseverance, thoroughness
  Ability to cope with constant change
  Ability to analyze, solve problems, and work under pressure
  Ability to work individually as well as with others
  Objectively evaluate multiple perspectives



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Ideas for Exploration:
 Working with microcomputer hardware and software
 Working part-time or as a volunteer in a business utilizing computer technology, or in an information
 systems department, or academic computer lab
 Read computer publications, in both traditional and online forms




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Economics                                     Office Location/Contact Number:
                                              Carpenter 405, x7053, Dr. Klein

                                              Minor: YES


Teaching Faculty:
Amy McCormick Diduch,                                   Noshua Watson,
Associate Professor of Economics                        Instructor of Economics
Judy Klein,
Professor of Economics

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Senator John Breaux                                       Rosemarie Sena Center, MBC Campus
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource             City of Staunton, Office of Economic
  Center, School-to-Work Department                         Development

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  An Economical Analysis of the U.S. Health Care            Invisible Work, Invisible Women: Housework
  System                                                    and the GDP
  The Economics Behind Air Pollution Control                Achieving Monetary Union in Europe
  NAFTA and its Effects on the Development of
  Mexican Women

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Customer Service Representative, NationsBank            Bank Auditor, Central Fidelity Bank
  Student, Southwestern Paralegal Institute               Market Research Assistant, Genicom Corp.
  Management Trainee, Groome Transportation               Sales Associate, Cellular One
  Accounting Analyst, SNL Securities                      Financial Services Analyst
  Graduate Students: Policy Analysis, Penn State University; U.Va. Law School; Ph.D. in International
  Economics, Stanford University; University of Georgia Law School; Ph.D. in Economics, Syracuse
  University; Masters of Economics, Purdue University; Master of Library Science, Indiana University

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to explain complex concepts and theories       Ability to solve problems and make sound
  to others                                              predictions
  Interest in economic and fiscal trends and             Value objectivity, curiosity, intellectual growth
  research
  Ability to operate and use information derived from computers

Ideas for Exploration:
  Serve as a treasurer for a student organization
  Join an investment club
  Run a part-time business
  Work as a student assistant in the economics department



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Guide to Majors, 24
Education                                             Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                      Edmondson House, x7183, Dr. Westhafer

                                                      Minor only.

Teaching Faculty:
Beverly Askegaard,                                       Sue Marion, (P/T)
Director of the Learning Skills Center                   Instructor of Art/Education
Tamara Boxler,                                           Kathy McCleaf,
Adjunct Instructor of Education                          Associate Professor of Health & Physical Education
Terry Boyle,                                             James McCrory,
Adjunct Instructor of Education                          Professor of Education
J. Fay Collier-Kelle, (ADP & MAT)                        Harriet Morrison, (ADP)
Assistant Professor of Education                         Assistant Professor of Education
Karen Dorgan, (ADP & MAT)                                Pam Richardson Murray, (ADP)
Associate Professor of Education                         Professor of Education
Jenna Frank,                                             Irene Sarnelle,
Adjunct Instructor of Education                          Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education
James Harrington, (ADP & MAT)                            Sharon Spalding,
Professor of Education/Adult Studies                     Professor of Physical Education; Exercise Specialist for
                                                         VWIL
Rebecca Harvill,                                         Patricia Westhafer,
Adjunct Instructor of Education                          Professor of Education
Dudley Luck, (ADP)
Associate Professor of Education

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Hampton Park, Midlothian, VA                              Shelburne Middle School, Staunton, VA
  The Brooksfield School, McLean, VA                        Hilltop Family YMCA, Virginia Beach, VA
  Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks,                   Smyth County Association of Retarded Citizens,
  Annapolis, MD                                              Marion, VA
  Child Study & Development Center,
   University of New Hampshire

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  2nd Grade Teacher, Fulton County Schools                  1st Grade Teacher, Albemarle County Schools
  4th Grade Teacher, Augusta County Schools                 Tutor, Champion Tutoring
  8th Grade Civics Teacher, Rockingham County               Administrator
  Public Schools

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to relate and interact with people of differing personalities and backgrounds
  Ability to communicate ideas, facts, and abstract concepts to others
  Ability to solve problems and make appropriate decisions
  Sensitive, warm, friendly, patient, and enjoys working and being with people
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Ideas for Exploration:
  Working part-time or volunteering at a preschool, elementary or secondary school
  Teaching vacation church school
  Reading educational publications
  Working part-time or as a volunteer peer counselor or tutor

Student Teaching Experience:
Students apply to the Teacher Education Program by second semester of the junior year. ADP students must
submit the application with their degree plan.

During the year, students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program must devote one semester to student
teaching. An application for student teaching must be submitted by published due dates. This experience
provides a setting for a student’s knowledge and skills to be tested and evaluated. A successful student
teaching experience is a required component of the teacher certification process.

Teacher Licensure:
Although there is no major in Education (only a minor), Mary Baldwin students can prepare for an elementary,
middle, or secondary school teaching career by completing the requirements for one of the majors listed on
page 2 of this guide, in addition to completing the special requirements of the Teacher Education Program.
Students wishing to teach at the secondary level (grades 6-12) must complete the Teacher Education Program
requirements and major in their area of endorsement. Refer to the Teacher Education Licensure section in the
catalogue or contact an Education faculty member at x7298 for more information.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, students become certified to teach grades K-6 or 6-8
and obtain a master’s degree. In addition, students can become certified to teach K-12 special education in the
following areas: learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. There is also an "add-
on" endorsement in gifted education for those already certified to teach in Virginia. The degree requirements
can be completed in 15-24 months of full time study (which is 3 courses / 9 semester hours each semester).
Every course is team taught by a member of the Mary Baldwin graduate faculty and an experienced classroom
teacher from the area. There is opportunity for seniors (both in the traditional program and Adult Degree
Program) to enroll in MAT courses prior to graduation. Students interested in pursuing the MAT Program
should contact the director at x7333.




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                                                     Office Location/Contact Number:
English                                              Carpenter 406, x7284, Professor Plant

                                                     Minor: YES

Teaching Faculty:
Suzanne Blackwell,                                        Nancy Krippel,
Adjunct Instructor of English                             Associate Professor of English;
                                                          Dean of Adult & Graduate Studies
Alan Christy,                                             Lydia Petersson,
Adjunct Instructor of English                             Adjunct Instructor of English
Ralph Cohen,                                              Molly Petty,
Professor of English                                      Assistant Professor of English;
                                                          Director of the Writing Center
Susan Green, (ADP)                                        Richard Plant,
Associate Professor of English                            Professor of English
Robert Grotjohn,                                          Dinah Ryan, (P/T)
Associate Professor of English                            Assistant Professor of Art/English
Sarah Kennedy,                                            Frank Southerington,
Associate Professor of English                            Professor of English

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Birmingham Chamber of Commerce                            Office of Admissions, MBC

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Influence of Children’s Literature on Racist              The Search for Comfort in the Poetry of William
  Attitudes                                                 Butler Yeats
  The Nature of Contentment in “The Pearl”

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Teacher, Staunton City Schools                            Graduate Student, MAT program, MBC
  Resident Director, MBC PEG Program                        Marketing Director, Canon-UBU
  Graduate Student, English, Virginia Tech                  Legal Assistant, Elmer George, Attorney
  Graduate Student, W & L, UVA & UNC                        Deputy Director of Communications, Police
   Schools of Law                                           Executive Research Forum
  Accounting/Administration Assistant, Frontier             Director of Academic Affairs, ODU College of
   Geoscience, Inc.                                          Arts and Sciences
  Associate Dean, Williams School of Commerce,              Circulation Manager, Birmingham Magazine
   Economics, & Politics, W & L University
  Senior Graphic Designer for Prism: Magazine of
  the American Society for Engineering Education

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to read articulately and analytically               Ability to tolerate complexity and ambiguity
  Comprehensive command of written expression                 Ability to synthesize information
  Value intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, and imagination

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Ideas for Exploration:
  Work in an office where writing is used often            Participate in theatre productions
  Provide a tutoring or word processing service            Volunteer to help with publications
  Join a newspaper, yearbook staff, or literary
  magazine

            Requirements for Senior Project/Seminar in English
                              Discipline
All English majors take the senior seminar in their junior and senior years. The seminar meets approximately
once every two weeks during the fall and spring semesters. Each senior is required to lead a seminar after
submitting a paper based on a work of her choice, leading to a discussion among her peers and the English
faculty. The student demonstrates skills in oral and written communication, and moderating a group
discussion based on her own work. Following her seminar, the senior will submit reconsideration in writing of
her original paper, taking into account the views and issues raised in discussion. The emphasis is on
originality, not research, and the discussion is primarily an exploration of issues, rather than a defense. All
participants regularly submit questions for discussion and a written critical analysis of the chosen text and
essay. Periodic faculty evaluations of her written work, and her oral contribution to the seminar, focus on the
student’s demonstrated abilities as a thinker, writer, and speaker. In turn, the student responds with a self-
evaluation, prior to a discussion with a member of the faculty of her strengths and weakness. At the end of her
senior year, the portfolio of all work completed for the seminar is evaluated by the English faculty.

Texts selected, which must be approved by the faculty, have tended to be poems or essays by recent or
contemporary authors, although there is no restriction on the historical period from which the selection is
made. Occasionally a work in translation from another language has been chosen, even though this presents
special difficulties for close textual analysis.

Whenever possible, ADP students are strongly encouraged to take part in the seminar. If distance or other
circumstances make this impossible, the student develops a written project, usually a 20-30 page essay in
which the student compares works by a single author, or works by two or three authors. The project must
emphasize close textual analysis rather than biographical or purely historical analysis. Secondary research is
not required, since the emphasis is the development of the student’s own critical faculties.

All Senior English majors must also take the Major Field Achievement Test during their final semester at
MBC. While the exam is a major requirement, the results do not affect academic standing, fulfillment of the
major requirements, or graduation.




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Foreign                                           Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                  Carpenter 301, x7063, Dr. Metraux

Languages,                                        Minor: YES
Literatures
and Cultures
Teaching Faculty:
FRENCH:
Anne McGovern,                                         Martha Walker,
Associate Professor of French                          Associate Professor of French / Director of Women’s
                                                       Studies
GERMAN:
Regina Seitz, (P/T)
Assistant Professor of German - in conjunction with W&L
JAPANESE / ASIAN STUDIES:
Daniel Metraux,                                        Noriko Okura,
Professor of Asian Studies                             Adjunct Instructor of Japanese
RUSSIAN:
Vladimir Garkov,
Associate Professor of Chemistry
SPANISH:
Ivy Arbulu,                                            Catherine Oryschak,
Associate Professor of Spanish                         Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
Carrie Douglass,                                       Nelson Sanchez,
Associate Professor of Anthropology/Spanish            Language Lab Director & Instructor of Spanish
Julie Garkov,
Adjunct Instructor of Spanish

Examples of Recent Internships:
  French Embassy in Washington, DC                        Argentinean Consulate in Atlanta, GA
  Greater Washington, DC Board of Trade                   United Nations Association, Washington, DC
  U.S. Embassy, Madrid, Spain

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Changing Approaches to Marriage in Japan                Geisha and Feminism in Japan
  France for the French?                                  The European Union: Vision and Reality
  North Korea and The Politics of Korean Unification      Galicia, Spanish or Not?: The Ancient and
  The Politics of Caste in India                           Modern Galician Nationalist Movement
  The Convergence of Literature and Painting:             The Picaresque in Elena Poiatowska’s Hasta no
  Charles Baudelaire and Eugene Delacroix                  verte Jesus mio
  The Feminist Movement in Spain                          Guatemalan Women and the Protestant Church
  Colonialism and Marginalization in Three Short          The Effects of Western Influence on Aboriginal Art
  Stories by Rosario Ferre                                and Culture
  Black Market and Democracy in Burma                     Gypsies in Spanish Literature
  Absurdity in Camus’s L’Etranger                         Ethnic Identity and Gender Roles Among Mexican
  Youth Culture in Israel                                 Immigrants

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Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Spanish Teachers                                         Book Editor, Tokyo
  Ph.D. Candidate: Japanese Studies, University            Graduate Student, French Literature, University of
  of Pennsylvania                                          Virginia
  Ph.D. Candidate: Art History (Asian Focus), VCU          Stockbrokers
  Academic Advisor, Fulbright Commission in                Assistant Director, Catholic Charities Y.E.S.
  Madrid                                                   Program
  Graduate Student, French, Middlebury College             Graduate Student, Spanish Literature, UVA
  French Teachers                                          Healthcare Administrators
  Accounting Administrator, Albion International,          English Teacher, JET Program, Ministry of
  Inc., Atlanta, GA                                        Education, Japan
  Museum Curator, California State Park Service            Spanish Teacher, Medellin, Colombia

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Comprehensive command of grammar and                     Proficiency in phonetics and ability to imitate
   vocabulary                                              sounds
  High proficiency in reading, speaking, & writing         Ability to adjust to new environments
  Value culture and lifestyle of others

Ideas for Exploration:
  Travel abroad, participate in student exchanges          Join a foreign language club
  Join the Peace Corps or other international service      Serve as an interpreter in local courtrooms or
  organization                                              hospitals

           Requirements for Senior Project/Seminar in Foreign
           Languages, Literatures, and Cultures’ Discipline
Majors of Asian Studies, French, German, and Spanish are required to write a senior thesis on a theme of their
choice. Students alternate weekly meetings with their thesis advisor for one-on-one supervision and FLLC
department meetings where senior majors and faculty share the progress and results of their research. The
departmental meetings are conducted in English. French, German, and Spanish majors write their theses in the
target language. The project culminates in a research paper in the target language --Asian Studies majors write
their research paper in English--, and in two oral presentations: one in the target language and the second one,
to all senior seminar members, in English.




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Health                                               Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                     Carpenter 216, x7276, Dr. Mosher

Care                                                 Minor: YES
Administration
Teaching Faculty:
Steven Mosher,                                          Claire Kent,
Director of Health Care Administration Program,         Associate Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Health Care Administration/                Judy Klein,
Political Science                                       Professor of Economics
Carrie Douglass,                                        Ed Petkus,
Associate Professor of Anthropology/Spanish             Associate Professor of Business Administration
Jean M. Donovan (ADP/TRAD),                             Lallon Pond (ADP),
Associate Professor of Health Care Administration/      Associate Professor of Business Administration
Political Science
Janet Ewing,                                            Daniel Stuhlsatz,
Associate Professor of Business Administration          Assistant Professor of Sociology
Eileen Hinks,                                           Carey Usher,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Care              Assistant Professor of Sociology
Administration


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Neurology Associates, Richmond, VA                      Carilion Health Systems, Roanoke, VA
  Arlington Hospital, Arlington, VA                       St. Luke’s Hospital, Woodlands, TX
  Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA                Westminster-Canterbury of Richmond,
  Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, MD                   Richmond, VA


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  The Metrics of Wellness: An Outcomes                    Botox Anyone? The Possibility of Full Approval
  Assessment                                               and Future Expansion of a Lethal Drug
  Obesity and Insurance: The Weight of Prevention,        What Motivates the Healthcare Employee?
  Special Focus on Type II Diabetes                        Employee Motivation in the Healthcare Workplace
  Tricare: An Operational Analysis                         and Morale Programs
  Comparative Analysis of HIV/AIDS Therapy and            Promotion of Cultural and Linguistic Competence
  Prevention in the U.S. and South Africa                  into the Nursing Practice
  Cardiovascular Disease: Analyzing the Gender            Comparative Analysis of For-Profit and Faith-
  Gap                                                      Based Hospitals: A Concentration on Quality,
  Examining the Healthcare Disparities Gap in              Ethics and Marketing
  African Americans: The Clinical Setting and
  African American Women with Breast Cancer



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Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Long Term Care Administrator, Virginia Health              Graduate Student, Health Administration, Medical
  Services, Inc.                                             College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth
  Law Student, DePaul University                              University
  Managed Care Director, Genesis Health Ventures             Underwriter, Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  Risk Management/Quality Assurance Assistant,               Regional Financial Analyst, Mid-Atlantic Division
  Warren Memorial Hospital                                   of Planning and Analysis, CIGNA Corporation
  Director, Continuing Medical Education,                    Policy Analyst, Long Term Care,
  Winchester Medical Center                                  Commonwealth of Virginia
  Coordinator of Joint Commission on the                     Administrator, Loyalton Assisted Living,
  Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations,                 Staunton, VA
  Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA             Space and Missile Operations, U.S. Air Force
  Chief Operating Officer, St. Luke’s Hospital,              Vice President of Operations, Virginia Health
  Woodlands, TX                                               Services, Newport News, VA


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Proficiency in organizing, planning, coordinating,          Ability to clearly communicate ideas and
  and directing activities                                    concepts to others
  Strong interest in health care services and in              Skills related to doing research utilizing
  helping others                                              advanced technology in library services
  Leadership potential                                        High ethical standards and professionalism


Ideas for Exploration:
  Volunteer or work part-time in a nursing home,             Attend lectures and conferences related to health
  hospital or other health care facility                     issues
  Participate in community service projects                  Interview health care professionals


       Requirements for Senior Projects/Seminar in Health Care
                   Administration Discipline
The Senior Seminar is a capstone course, which integrates a student’s liberal arts foundation with the
professional preparation for a career in health care administration. Students attend class where they discuss a
series of topics aimed at synthesizing their educational experience, including internships. An original research
project is also required as students are asked to make a contribution to the literature in the field of health care
administration. The seminar addresses the topic of what it means to be a health care administrator through
analyzing the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to be an effective, efficient, and humane manager.




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                                                   Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                   Carpenter 414, x7066, Dr. Keller

History                                            Minor: YES




Teaching Faculty:
Ann Alexander (ADP),                                      Kenneth Keller,
Professor of History                                      Professor of History
Mary Hill Cole,                                           Amy Tillerson,
Professor of History                                      Assistant Professor of History
Katharine Franzen, (P/T)
Assistant Professor of History


Examples of Recent Internships:
  George C. Marshall Library                                Historic Staunton Foundation (preservation)
  Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Staunton, VA                   Museum of American Frontier Culture
  Historic Development Commission,                          Law Office of John Hooe, Staunton, VA
  Salisbury, NC                                             Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA
  Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor’s Center,            Fulbright Commission, London and Prague
  Fredericksburg, VA


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  The Siege of Charleston                                   Native Americans in England
  Baseball and the Second World War                         Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion
  The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.                       Fatalism in the Central Appalachian White Family
  The Impact of Nazism on the German Family                 Hildegard of Bingen
  Anti-Semitism, Germanic Law Codes and the                 Assimilation of the French-Canadians in America
  Black Death                                               Witchcraft in Scotland


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  M.A. in History, James Madison University &               Historical Interpreter, Museum of American
  University of Kansas                                      Frontier Culture, Staunton, VA
  MFA, Creative Writing, Goddard College                    Presbyterian Minister
  MAT, History, Auburn University                           Librarian
  Curator, Stonewall Jackson House,                         Graduate Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
  Lexington, VA                                             M.Phil., St. Andrews University, Scotland
  Associate Editor, Virginia Magazine of History and        Teacher, Head Start, Henrico County Public
  Biography                                                 Schools
  Director of College Life, Randolph-Macon                  Law Students, UVA; William & Mary; W & L
  College                                                   University; American University; WVU and UNC




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Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to identify and evaluate records of past          Strong interest in reading and writing, material
  events, ideas, and facts accurately                       culture, statistics, foreign study
  Ability to collect and organize historical data           Knowledge of a foreign language
  Ability to focus on detail and to put specifics into      Understanding of past events and
  a larger context                                          accomplishments
  Appreciation for past events &                            Broad background of general knowledge
  accomplishments


Ideas for Exploration:
  Visit museums, antique shops                              Study family history
  Volunteer or work part-time in a library,                 Travel abroad to experience the history of other
  museum, archival, or historical society                   cultures
  Collect relics, stamps, antiques, or coins                Watch historical documentaries and dramas
  Attend auctions & antique shows


           Requirements for Senior Projects/Seminar in History
                             Discipline
Students in History 400 conduct research in primary and secondary sources to create an analytical paper that
the class members evaluate.




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International                                           Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                        Carpenter 314, x7070, Dr. Bowen

Relations                                               Minor: NO




Teaching Faculty:
Gordon Bowen,                                              Judy Klein,
Professor of Political Science                             Professor of Economics
Mary Hill Cole,                                            Daniel Metraux,
Professor of History                                       Professor of Asian Studies
Carrie Douglass,
Associate Professor of Anthropology/Spanish

Examples of Recent Internships:
  The Washington Center, Washington, DC                      DeJarnette Center, Staunton, VA
  Department of Community Recreation Services,               Department of Human Resource Management,
  Fairfax County                                             Chesterfield County
  US Navy, Norfolk, VA                                       Congressman Bob Goodlatte, DC Office
  McLean Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA                     NROTC-VMI, Lexington, VA
  Consulado de Mexico, Corpus Cristi, TX                     National PAC, Washington, DC
  US Representative Solomon Ortiz (TX), DC Office            US Embassy, Manila, Philippines

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Analysis of Congressional Voting Toward Fast-              Political and Social Roots of the Zapatista
  Track Authority to Negotiate the NAFTA Treaty              Uprising in Chiapas, Mexico, 1994-95
  The Great Divide: The Decay of the British Tory            The Role of Human Rights in International
  Party                                                      Involvement in East Timor
  The US-Japan Security Relationship in the 1990’s

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Military Intelligence Specialist, US Army: First           Marketing and Administrative Assistant,
  Armored Division                                           J.M. Turner & Co.
  Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Jesse        Briefing Staff Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
  Helms, Washington, DC                                      US Armed Forces
  Law Student, University of Virginia                        Program Analyst, US Bureau of the Census
  Admissions Counselor, Mary Baldwin College                 Manager, The Gap
  Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh                 Imagery Analyst, Department of Defense

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to organize and interpret social, economic,         Ability to relate to people from various
  and political data                                          cultures and backgrounds
  Understanding of and sensitivity to global and              Strong linguistic ability
  local community needs



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Ideas for Exploration:
 Travel abroad                                      Participate in a study abroad program
 Join a foreign language or international club on   Join an international service organization
 campus




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                                                 Office Location/Contact Number:
Marketing                                        Carpenter 319, x7274, Professor Pond


Communication                                    Minor: YES

Teaching Faculty:

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
Daniel Dowdy, (ADP)                                 Sally Ludwig, (P/T)
Associate Professor of Business Administration      Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business
                                                    Administration and Political Science
Janet Ewing,                                        Catherine Ferris McPherson (ADP),
Associate Professor of Business Administration      Associate Professor of Business Administration
Thomas Kaplan, (ADP)                                Ed Petkus,
Assistant Professor of Business Administration      Associate Professor of Business Administration
Claire Kent,                                        Lallon Pond (ADP/TRAD),
Associate Professor of Business Administration      Associate Professor of Business Administration

COMMUNICATION:
Alice Araujo,                                       Allan Moye,
Associate Professor of Communication                Instructor of Communication/Director of Studios
Bruce Dorries,
Assistant Professor of Communication

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Fort Pickett Marketing Department                   RE/MAX Advantage, Staunton
  Office of College Relations, MBC                    Tracy-Locke Public Relations, Dallas
  Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center,           Sedgewick Lloyd’s Underwriting Agents,
  Williamsburg                                        London
  US Chamber of Commerce                              ADS Software, Inc., Roanoke
  Chiat/Day Inc. Advertising, Reston, VA              The Ivy Group, Charlottesville
  QVC Network, West Chester, PA                       Community Bank, Staunton
  Staunton Downtown Development Association

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Pepsico                                             Thriftee Group – A Marketing Plan
  Anheuser-Busch / O’Doul’s                           The Gap, Inc.
  Assessment of Customer Service for Mary             The Negative Effects of Advertising of Women
  Baldwin College                                     in Time magazine
  Ad Campaign for Dixie 4 Theatre

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Replenishment Analyst, The Pillsbury Co.,           Account Executive of Financial Markets,
  Rogers, Arizona                                     World Access Service Corp., Richmond, VA
  Senior Marketing Coordinator, USA Today             Advertising Manager, Byerly Publications
  Marketing Services Coordinator,                     Technical Support Consultant, Financial
  Titmus Optical, Inc.                                Computer Support
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Examples of Post Graduate Experiences: (cont.)
  Assistant Marketing Manager, MKG Enterprises              Education and Marketing Coordinator,
  at McDonald’s                                             Consumer Credit Counseling Service
  Management Trainee, Enterprise                            Marketing Director, Theatre at Lime Kiln
  Marketing Coordinator, The Roanoke Times                  Graduate Student, MBA, VPI & SU
  Account Assistant, Direct Response Consulting
  Services

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to persuade and influence others                  Ability to make appropriate decisions
  Ability to conduct and apply the results of consumer      Good knowledge of marketing techniques and
  research                                                  consumer products and needs
  High-energy, desire for recognition from others

Ideas for Exploration:
  Participate in a fund-raising event
  Work part-time as a market researcher, conducting consumer surveys, or in an advertising firm, or a
  retail / wholesale firm
  Join campus organizations like S.I.F.E. (Students in Free Enterprise)

         Requirements for Senior Project/Seminar in Marketing
                   Communication Discipline
Senior Seminar is the keystone course, completed in the final semester of the student’s senior year. The
student conducts a thorough review of a selected firm or competitive industry, including: collection of
customer communication components, analysis of competitive environment, and determination of a revised
relevant target market and marketing mix. The student then develops alternative strategies, writes a
comprehensive recommendation, and produces a variety of new marketing communication components in a
format ready for client presentation. Students make an oral presentation of their recommendations. A primary
course goal is to generate a professional quality and comprehensive sample worthy of inclusion in the student’s
portfolio to submit to potential employers.




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Mathematics                                        Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                   Carpenter 202, x7282, Dr. Ong

                                                   Minor: YES



Teaching Faculty:
Michael Gentry,                                        John Wallace,
Associate Professor of Mathematics                     Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Bruce Hemp,                                            Kenneth Whipple,
Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics                      Adjunct Associate Professor of Mathematics
John Ong,                                              Rebecca Williams, (P/T)
Associate Professor of Mathematics                     Instructor of Mathematics
Adrian Riskin,
Associate Professor of Mathematics


Areas of Emphasis:
  Calculus                            Discrete Mathematics              Modern Geometry
  History of Mathematics              Numerical Analysis                Abstract Algebra
  Real Analysis                       Differential Equations            Functional Analysis
  Graph Theory                        Statistical Process Control       Teaching Secondary Mathematics


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Retail Broker, Paine Webber, Richmond, VA              Engineering Department, Virginia Beach Public
                                                         Utilities


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Contact with Abstract Algebra: Groups, Rings,          Second-Order Linear Homogeneous Differential
  and Fields                                             Equations
  Lebesque Integration                                   Probability and Distribution Theory
  Edge-graceful Graph Labelings                          Weak Differentiation
  An Analysis of the Parachute Problem


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Consultant, Grossos Software                           Utility Appraiser
  Auditor, State Corporation Commission                  Graduate Student, Economics, Syracuse University
  Graduate Student, Mathematics, Rice University         Computer Programmer
  Geometry/Algebra II Teacher                            Graduate Student, UVA Law School
  Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Rockbridge              Officer in the US Navy
  County Schools



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Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Ability to deal with abstract concepts                Mental venturesomeness
 Fascination with the logical classification pattern   Desire to explore
 Desire to generalize results                          Ability to reason inductively and deductively
 Willingness to tolerate the discomfort of             Desire to understand mathematics in a
 uncertainty                                           relational rather than instrumental fashion
 Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret           Enjoyment of conjectural inductivism
 numerical data                                        Problem solving ability


Ideas for Exploration:
 Construction of the Mandelbrot Set                    Platonic Reality of Mathematical Concepts
 The Life and Work of Isaac Newton                     The Life and Work of Emmy Noether
 Non-periodic Tilings                                  Properties of the Fibonacci Sequence
 Pseudoprimes and Tests for Primality                  The Chinese Remainder Theorem
 Public Key Encryption Systems                         Infinite Continued Fractions
 The Euler-Φ Function                                  The Four-Color Problem
 Fermat’s Last Theorem                                 The Cultural Influence of Euclidean Geometry
 Social Construction of Mathematics                    The Epidemiology of HIV
 Ramsey Theory                                         The Soma Cube
 Newcomb’s Paradox                                     Fractal Music
 Curves of Constant Width                              The Art of M. C. Escher


For More Information on Careers in Mathematics:
 Visit the Mathematical Association of America web site at http://www.maa.org/careers/




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Medical                                              Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                     Pearce 417, x7117, Dr. Elizabeth Hairfield

Technology                                           Minor: NO


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Medical Technologist, Radford Community                    Laboratory Generalist, Martha Jefferson
  Hospital                                                   Hospital


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Proficiency in observing, collecting, and analyzing        Interest in scientific inquiry, and public health
  scientific data                                            concerns
  Desire to help others                                      Precision in collecting and recording data
  Ability to work under pressure and meet
  deadlines


Ideas for Exploration:
  Attend health-related lectures and workshops               Participate in medical research drives
  Volunteer or work part-time in a health facility
  (hospital lab)


Clinical Year Experience:
In July between the junior and senior years, students accepted by one of the hospital affiliates will enter a 12-
month training period. Upon the successful completion of the clinical year, the hospital will certify the student
is eligible to take the National Registry Examinations, which lead to certification in medical technology.




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Guide to Majors, 42
Music                                             Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                  Deming 114, x7193, Dr. Keiter-Brotzman

                                                  Minor: YES


Teaching Faculty:
Mary Catherine Adams,                                    Linda Gamble Heuer,
Adjunct Instructor of Music (Cello, Flute)               Adjunct Instructor of Music
Robert T. Allen,                                         Eloise Kornicke,
Associate Professor of Music (Voice, Music History)      Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music (Piano, Fundamentals)
Sharon Barnes, (ADP, P/T)                                Donald Kruger,
Instructor of Music                                      Choir Director
Pamela Beasley,                                          Lynne Mackey,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music                     Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music (Piano, Fundamentals)
Susan Black,                                             Sandra McClain,
Adjunct Instructor of Music                              Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)
Gregory Brown,                                           Sharon Shull,
Adjunct Instructor of Music                              Adjunct Instructor of Music (Organ)
Lise Keiter-Brotzman,                                    Melissa Sumner,
Assistant Professor of Music                             Adjunct Instructor of Music (Voice)
(Piano, Music Theory, Music History)

Special Requirements:
Prospective performance emphasis majors and minors must audition for the faculty by the end of their
sophomore year.

Areas of Emphasis:
  Performance                                              Music Literature and History
  Music Education                                          See also Arts Management

Examples of Recent Internships:
  EMI Christian Music Group

Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Musical ability (for performance degrees)                 Self-expression and fulfillment
  Determination and dedication                              Self-discipline
  A strong interest in, and commitment to, music and        Ability to communicate emotions and ideas
  the arts in general                                       creatively
  Ability to concentrate and practice intensely

Ideas for Exploration:
  Attend concerts                                           Join a choir or instrumental group
  Work as a student assistant in the department             Take a music class
  Take a music lesson



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     Requirements for Senior Projects/Seminar/Recital in Music
                          Discipline
All Music Majors take Senior Seminar in the fall semester of their senior year. This course consists of
projects, presentations, and papers.
Performance Emphasis
The Senior Project for Majors with Performance Emphasis is a full-length Senior Recital. This recital should
be 40-55 minutes in length. Students will also write program notes to go along with the recital.
Music History and Literature Emphasis
The Senior Project for Majors with Music History and Literature Emphasis is a Senior Thesis. Students
choose their topic, which must be approved by the Music Discipline. (Recent topics include a study of Alban
Berg’s Lulu and a comparative study of three Romantic Italian Opera Heroines.)

Music Education
Music Education students complete either the Performance Emphasis or the Music History Emphasis, as well
as additional teacher licensure requirements.




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Philosophy,                                          Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                     Carpenter 302, x7309, Dr. Owen

Philosophy/                                          Minors: in Philosophy and in Religion
Religion

Teaching Faculty:
Kenneth Beals,                                        Patricia Hunt,
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy & Religion           Chaplain and Assistant Professor
Annette Evans, (P/T)                                  Roderic L. Owen,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion          Professor of Philosophy
James E. Gilman,                                      Edward Scott,
Professor of Religion and Philosophy                  Professor of Philosophy


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Habitat for Humanity                                  Mediation Center
  Community Service                                     Philosophy Teaching Assistant


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Editor                                                Interior Designer
  Pastor                                                Graduate Students in Philosophy, Women’s Studies
  Hospital Chaplain                                     Law Student
  Seminary Student                                      Christian Education Director
  Elementary and High School Teachers                   Center for Environmental Law
  Program Associate, VA Foundation for the              Teacher, English as a Second Language
  Humanities, Charlottesville, VA                       Jewish Education Director


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Proficiency in analytical reasoning                   Ability to ask critical questions
  Ability to summarize complicated materials and        Value objectivity, intellectual growth, and
  solve problems                                        imagination
  Ability to formulate and defend positions


Ideas for Exploration:
  Volunteer or work part-time as a research             Participate in community service projects and
  assistant with the Philosophy/Religion dept.          internships
  Attend academic lectures                              Participate in church activities
  Attend a Bible study group                            Form a philosophy club
  Play word games, computer games                       Enroll in MBC’s Quest Program
  Present a paper at a Philosophy conference            Serve on Ethics Bowl Debate Team
  Combine Philosophy/Religion studies with Asian Studies, History or English

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Guide to Majors, 46
Political Science                                  Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                   Carpenter 314, x7070, Dr. Bowen

                                                   Minor: YES




Teaching Faculty:
Gordon Bowen,                                          Sally Ludwig, (P/T)
Professor of Political Science                         Assistant Professor of Business Administration and
                                                       Political Science
Brenda Bryant,                                         Steven Mosher,
Director, VWIL                                         Professor of Health Care Administration and
                                                       Political Science
Jean Donovan (ADP/TRAD),                               Laura van Assendelft,
Associate Professor of Political Science/Health Care   Associate Professor of Political Science
Administration


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Circuit Court, Staunton, VA                            Blue Ridge Legal Services, Harrisonburg, VA
  U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (OH), DC              U.S. Representative Richard Gephardt (MO), DC
  U.S. Representative Robert Goodlatte (VA), DC          Chamber of Commerce, Staunton
  The White House, Washington, DC                        Clerk of the Courts Office, City of Staunton
  Department of Economic Development, City of            Office of Governor George Allen, Richmond
  Staunton


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Gender Bias and Incumbents’ Re-Elections               The Gubernatorial Power of Executive Clemency
  U.S. Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:            Soviet Revisionist History: A Case Study of
  Expectations and Reality                               Polish-Soviet Relations
  Evaluating the Influence of the NRA                    The Christian Coalition in Virginia
  Constitutional Law, Women and Reproductive             The Role of Women in Land Reforms of the
  Freedom                                                Nicaraguan Sandinista Government


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Assistant to the Director, Republican National         Rotary National Graduate Scholar, University
  Senatorial Committee                                   of Melbourne, Australia
  Teacher, Rockbridge County Schools                     Police Officer, Arlington County, VA
  Law Student, UNC Chapel Hill and American              Researcher, U.S. Army National Ground
  University, Washington, DC                             Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, VA
  Graduate Student, M.A. in Public Health, Johns         Graduate Student, M.S.W. Program, University
  Hopkins University, MD                                 of Michigan
  Program Analyst, U.S. Bureau of the Census


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Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Ability to organize and interpret social, economic,   Ability to speak articulately, read
 and political data                                    comprehensively, and write well
 Aptitude for leadership                               Desire to render public service
 Have charisma and public appeal                       Value tactfulness, patience, perseverance
 Tendency to be ambitious and outgoing                 Willingness to take risks
 Understanding of, and sensitivity to, community
 needs


Ideas for Exploration:
 Attend political rallies or lectures                  Volunteer for a political campaign
 Read political publications                           Join school newspaper staff
 Free lance writing                                    Participate in fund-raising activities
 Participate in student government/run for elected
 positions




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Psychology                                       Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                 Pearce 209, x7109, Dr. Kibler

                                                 Minor: YES




Teaching Faculty:
Andreas Anastasiou,                                 Paul Hundley,
Assistant Professor of Psychology                   Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
Christy Barongan,                                   John Kibler,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology           Professor of Psychology
Chadwick Blackwell,                                 Heather Macalister,
Instructor of Psychology                            Assistant Professor of Psychology
Louise Freeman,                                     Judy McMahon (ADP),
Assistant Professor of Psychology                   Associate Professor of Psychology
Nick Guagliardo,                                    Lesley Novack,
Adjunct Instructor of Psychology                    Professor of Psychology


Areas of Emphasis:
  Child Psychology                     Mental Health Work               Graduate School Preparation
  Human Resource Management


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Snowden, Fredericksburg, VA                          Crossroads Community Home, Williamsburg, VA
  St. Mary’s Employee Assistance Program,              Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center,
  Richmond, VA                                         Fishersville, VA
  Bears and Blankets Day Care, Staunton, VA            Pygmalian School, Staunton, VA
  ARC Employment Services, Roanoke, VA                 Western State Hospital, Staunton, VA


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Can              Cognitive Strategy and Recall in College-Aged
  Today’s School-Aged Children Shatter the             Women Who Suffer from Premenstrual
  Confinement of Gender Stereotyping?                  Syndrome
  The Relation between Condom Use, the Number          Age, Self-Efficacy, Locus Control, Academic
  of Sexual Partners, and Alcohol: Is There a          Achievement, and Life Satisfaction
  Connection?
  Sex Bias in Career Aspirations of Children




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Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
 Employment Coordinator, Education & Training         Elementary School Teacher, Mecklenburg
 Corporation                                          County Schools
 Youth Counselor, Community Attention Group           Office Manager/Agent, Lawyers Title
 Home                                                 Insurance Corporation
 PRIME Teacher, Henrico County Schools                Residential Instructor, Pleasant View Homes
 Mental Health Case Manager, Valley Community         Human Resources Assistant, LandAmerica
 Services Board, Staunton, VA                         Financial Group
 Graduate Students, Hofstra University, JMU,          Human Resources Assistant, Polo/Ralph
 University of Georgia, University of Tennessee,      Lauren, Greensboro, NC
 University of Hartford, UVA, VCU, William &
 Mary


Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 An understanding that psychology is grounded in       Ability to interpret and clearly explain
 both natural and social sciences                      psychological research and tests of all types
 Value helpfulness and mental and emotional health     Interest in human and animal behaviors


Ideas for Exploration:
 Serve as a peer counselor or resident advisor       Work in a scientific laboratory
 Work as a camp counselor                            Conduct research of your own ideas
 Volunteer at a mental health agency, day care
 center, nursing home, or crisis hotline




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Sociology/                                     Office Location/Contact Number:
                                               (Sociology) Carpenter 415, x7037, Dr. Wells

Social                                         (Social Work) TBA

                                               Minor: YES
Work
Teaching Faculty:
May Guenin, (ADP, P/T)                                Carey Usher,
Instructor of Social Work                             Assistant Professor of Sociology
Daniel Stuhlsatz,                                     John Wells,
Assistant Professor of Sociology                      Professor of Sociology
Hattie Taylor,
Assistant Professor of Social Work


Examples of Recent Internships:
  Southwestern VA Mental Health Institute,              Corrections Department, Probation & Parole
  Marion, VA                                            District 12, Staunton, VA
  Staunton Health Department                            Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA
  Piedmont VA Community College,                        Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority
  Charlottesville, VA                                   Youth, Richmond, VA
  Augusta Hospital Corporation                          People Places, Staunton, VA
  Staunton Police Department                            Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Staunton, VA
  Alternatives for Abused Adults                        Department of Mental Health, Colonial Heights
  Department of Social Services, Colonial Heights       Social Work Field Instruction
  Oak Hill Nursing Home                                 Western State Hospital, Staunton, VA
  25th Regional Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court


Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Education Differences Between Co-Ed and               Sibling Relationships
  Women’s Colleges


Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Admissions Counselor, Mary Baldwin College            Underwriter, State Farm Insurance Company
  Elementary School Teacher, Bedford County             House Counselor, Benedictine School for
  Schools                                               Exceptional Children
  Interviewer, Institute for Social Research            Juvenile Probation Officer, Waynesboro, VA
  Graduate Student, M.S.W., VCU and Radford             Hospice Counselor, Martha Jefferson Hospital,
  University                                            Charlottesville, VA
  Protective Services Social Worker, Staunton, VA       Human Resource Associate, Capital One
  Case Manager, Shenandoah Valley Community             Case Manager, Valley Community Services
  Diversion Program                                     Board, Staunton, VA
  Social Worker, Waynesboro Department of Social        Information Security Network Technician
  Services


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Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
 Ability to conduct and explain sociological     Ability to interact with people of different
 research clearly                                backgrounds in various situations
 Proficiency in interpersonal communication      Strong interest in human problems and events
 Empathic and resourceful                        Ability to observe, evaluate & solve problems
 Ability to make appropriate decisions & sound   Ability to work under unpleasant & stressful
 judgments                                       conditions
 Ability to respond spontaneously & maintain
 composure in stressful situations


Ideas for Exploration:
 Participate in a church or community effort     Work as a camp counselor
 Serve as a peer counselor and tutor             Participate in Big Sisters
 Volunteer or work part-time as a peer
 counselor on campus or at a day care center
 or community service agency




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Theatre                                           Office Location/Contact Number:
                                                  Deming 6, x7192, Professor Southerington

                                                  Minor: YES
Teaching Faculty:
Cathy Brookshire,                                     Todd Ristau, (P/T)
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre                         Assistant Professor of Theatre
Virginia Francisco,                                   Terry Southerington,
Professor of Theatre                                  Professor of Theatre
Nancy Kiracofe,                                       Frank Southerington,
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre                         Professor of English/Theatre
Susan Polly,
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

Areas of Emphasis:
  Acting/Directing                      Theatre Practice              Theatre History/Literature
  See also Arts Management

Examples of Recent Internships:
  Peninsula Community Theater, Newport News, VA            Interlochen Academy
  Camp Friendship                                          Children’s Theatre of Memphis
  Celia’s Marionettes, Staunton, VA                        Lime Kiln Arts, Lexington, VA
  Waynesboro Players                                       The Daily News Leader, Staunton, VA
  Oak Grove Theatre                                        Theatre Wagon
  ShenanArts                                               NBC Studios, Brooklyn, NY
  Bunraku: Japan’s Puppet Theatre

Examples of Recent Senior Projects:
  Develop Websites for MBC Theatre                         Accounting System for MBC Theatre
  Lighting Design, Stage Management, Acting,               Box Office System in MBC Theatre
  Directing in MBC Theatre, and other area theatres        Research and Analysis of Women’s Theatre
                                                           Companies in the U.S. and Japan

Examples of Post Graduate Experiences:
  Master Electrician, Kalamazoo Civic Center               Apprentice Program, Coconut Grove
  Theatre and Busch Gardens                                Playhouse
  Casting Assistant, Central Casting                       Film Producer, Los Angeles, CA
  Politician                                               English Teacher, JET Program, Japan
  Box Office Manager, Lime Kiln Arts                       Stage Manager, Syracuse Stage
  Elementary Teacher                                       Attorney
  Actor, Peninsula Dinner Theatre                          Ph.D. Student, Louisiana State University
  Theatre Artistic Director                                Sales Manager, Medical Supplies
  Graduate Student, MBA, Memphis State                     Theatre Professor
  University                                               Secondary School Teacher/Administrator



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Skills and Personal Attributes Typically Associated with the Field:
  Ability to analyze and interpret the emotions and          Ability to speak articulately, listen
  motives of others                                          introspectively, and observe keenly
  Ability to take initiative and work                        Value creativity, self-expression and
  independently                                              fulfillment

Ideas for Exploration:
  Participate in college and local theatre productions       Attend plays, lectures, and movies
  Serve as a student assistant in the theatre                Volunteer to tell stories, lead skits or acting-
  department                                                 it-out experiences in schools or nursing homes
  Perform in talent shows or “open mike” events              Volunteer to assist with local or school plays
  Take courses which require oral presentations              Review performances for campus / local papers
  Research plays as sources of information about             Elect dance, fencing, voice, piano, or
  social and gender roles, history, and arts                 instrumental music
  Volunteer to organize skits to communicate your            Interview a theatre worker or teacher
  group’s goals

    Requirements for Senior Projects/Seminar/Recital in Theatre
                          Discipline
The Senior Requirement in Theatre consists of both Theatre 400: Senior Seminar, and Theatre 401: Senior
Project. Both are taken in the senior year, except by permission of the instructor. Theatre 400 provides
evidence of a student’s broad knowledge in theatre, while Theatre 401 demonstrates her ability to apply her
knowledge to a more specialized aspect of the work of the theatre.

Theatre 400: Senior Seminar is a classroom course with a defined syllabus, which is distributed early in the
term. It is offered only in the spring semester. A student must earn a grade of B or better to be considered for
the award of “distinction”. She must earn C or better to be considered for the award of “satisfactory”.

Theatre 401: Senior Project is taken on a contract basis. It is offered in the fall and spring semesters, and is not
available in May Term. The purpose of the senior project is to demonstrate that the student has a strong
understanding of the theory and practice of one area of specialization: acting, directing, design, production,
management, research, or special project. The Project determines the award of “unsatisfactory,”
“satisfactory,” or “distinction.”




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