E A S T E R N W A S H I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T Y 2 0 0 9–10WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENTWhether you are a returning student or a new student at Eastern WashingtonUniversity, you will find the upcoming academic year one of the most challengingand hopefully fulfilling of your life.This year at Eastern I have asked the entire EWU community to focus their effortsand elevate their personal output to the next level.I am asking everybody to start something big.What does that mean? Well, to every person it should mean something differentand unique.It is a straightforward call to action that encourages you to look not only at how you can reach possibilities,but also how you can maximize them–creating life-changing outcomes.Make the decision to start something big. Pursue that hard-to-attain internship, put in the extra time toproduce an outstanding class project, develop that relationship with your professor that will pay off for youdown the road, participate in the on-campus excitement.I am committing my efforts to ensure the path to your dreams remains open. Like you, I am looking to theplace further down the road, past the easy destination, where that something big can be discovered.I hope you have an outstanding experience at Eastern Washington University this year, and I am excited toshare this journey with you.Sincerely,Rodolfo Arévalo, PhDPresident, Eastern Washington Universitywww.ewu.edu1/Your time here at Eastern will be defined by how you utilize the opportunities, connections and traditionsthat make Eastern the premier student-centered university in the state.
EASTERN WASHINGTONU N I V E R S I T Y 2 0 0 9–10EASTERN WASHINGTONUNIVERSITYEastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based,comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within theSpokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the regionand elsewhere in Washington state. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated,technologically proficient and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful2/careers, to enjoy enriched lives and to make contributions to a culturally diversesociety. Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing: an excellent student-centered learning environment; professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed tostudent learning; high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build uponthe region’s assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriateto the needs of the University’s students and the region; and exceptional student support services, resources and facilities.www.ewu.edu
E A S T E R N W A S H I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T Y 2 0 0 9–10CONTENTSSECTION ONESECTION THREEINTRODUCTION TO EWUACADEMIC RESOURCESPresident’s Welcome, EWU Mission Statement, A Historyof EWU, Accreditations, Locations1ACADEMIC CALENDAR7GUIDE TO CATALOGPrograms of Study, Colleges/School Departments, Colleges/School Subject Codes, Colleges/School ications/CertificatesTUITION, FEES AND REFUNDSCENTERS OF EXCELLENCE8Undergraduate Admissions, Placement and ClearanceExams, Undergraduate Degree Requirements, UndergraduateStudies Academic Policies,Graduate Studies Admission Information, Graduate StudiesSummary Application Guidelines, Graduate StudiesAcademic Policies, Comprehensive Exams Policy, Guideto Policies and Procedures1931Africana Education Program, American Indian StudiesProgram, Chicano Education Program, Women’s andGender Studies Center Programs325326EDUCATIONAL OUTREACHDivision for International and Educational Outreach,Independent Learning, Interdisciplinary Studies, InternationalField Studies Program, Office of Continuing Educationand Professional Advancement,INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND SERVICESLIBRARIESJohn F. Kennedy Library, EWU Spokane Library327327328STUDENT LIFESECTION TWOACADEMIC PROGRAMSHonors, Inland Northwest Center for Writers, Music323DIVERSITY PROGRAMS17ADMISSIONS, DEGREE REQUIREMENTS,ACADEMIC POLICYAcademic Advising, Academic Support Center, ComputerResources and Laboratories, Ronald E. NcNair ScholarProgram, Running Start, Student Support Services,Summer Session, Writers’ Center41-322STUDENT PUBLICATIONSCampus Planners, The Easterner, The Focus3293/Associated Students of EWU, Athletics, Career Services,Clubs and Organizations, Dean of Students, Epic Adventures,Greek Life, Intramural and Club Sports, Residential Life,Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, WashingtonStudent Lobby332STUDENT SERVICESFinancial Aid and Scholarships, Housing and ResidentialLife, New Student Programs & Transitions, Orientation,Records and Registration, Student Financial Services332UNIVERSITY FACILITIESFine Arts and Music, George Stahl Planetarium, PenceUnion Building (PUB), University Recreation Center339UNIVERSITY SERVICESBookstore, Childcare, Comprehensive Health & WellnessProgram, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS),Disability Support Services, EagleCard, Helping OurselvesMeans Education (HOME), Parking, University Police,Veterans ServicesDISCLAIMERPOLICIESThis catalog provides a general guideline of courses offered by EasternWashington University. The classes and programs described herein areimplemented at the sole discretion of EWU and are subject to change atany time without notice. Information contained on classes and programs areillustrative only and are not intended to create any contractual obligationor covenant with EWU.LIMITATION OF LIABILITYEastern Washington University’s total liability for claims arising from acontractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes orprograms shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the studentto EWU for those classes or programs. In no event shall EWU be liablefor any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, includingbut not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.Editorial BoardEditorsGraphic Designwww.ewu.edu340Mark Baldwin, Larry Briggs,Brian Donahue, Erin MorganJennifer Dahl, CJ Tyler-WatsonSteve BatemanAcademic Integrity Policy, Access to Academic Records,Credits, Final Exams, Grade Appeals, Grading System,Residency, Washington State Address ConfidentialityProgram, Withdrawal from the University342FACULTY DIRECTORYBoard of Trustees, University Administration, Colleges/Schools, Academic Deans, Faculty, Emeritus FacultyMembers347APPENDICESStudent Conduct Code, Family Educational Rightsand Privacy Act of 1974, Residency Status for HigherEducation, AIDS Information, Sexual Harassment, EqualOpportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, Diversity359INDEX368STUDENT SERVICES/OFFICES PHONE NUMBERS372ACADEMIC/HOLIDAY CALENDAR373MAPS374
EASTERN WASHINGTONU N I V E R S I T Y 2 0 0 9–10A HISTORY OF EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITYMore than 100 years ago, with a contribution of 10,000, the wealthytransportation industrialist Benjamin Cheney helped the citizens of thelocal community fulfill their dream of an institute of higher learning.The Benjamin P. Cheney Academy opened its doors to more than 200students in 1882.Since its inception as a teacher’s academy more than 120 years ago,Eastern has steadily responded to the higher education needs of the InlandNorthwest. Today Eastern provides career preparation in diverse fieldsincluding business, technology and health care, education for civic andcommunity leadership and engagement in the fine arts.The academy became the State Normal School at Cheney in 1889, thesame year that Washington gained statehood. The school was proudlydesignated as an institution “for the purpose of instruction of persons,both male and female, in the art of teaching the various branches thatpertain to a good common school.”As a leader in the life and culture of the region, Eastern enrolls studentsfrom nearly every state in the union and more than 20 countries. Thediversity and vitality of the university community has as its foundationa talented and dedicated faculty. Three-quarters of Eastern’s full-timefaculty hold doctoral degrees. Maintaining a student-to-faculty ratio ofapproximately 19:1, Eastern continues to offer small classes, personalizedinstruction and individual attention.The school was a fully accredited four-year degree-granting institution,offering majors in numerous subjects, when it became Eastern WashingtonCollege of Education in 1937.4/The campus grew rapidly in size and program offerings in the decadesfollowing World War II and in 1961, reflecting these changes, was renamedEastern Washington State College. As the regional needs for professionalsin many fields grew, Eastern added a wide range of undergraduate andgraduate degree programs. In 1977, the state legislature changed theschool’s name to Eastern Washington University.As the higher education provider of choice for more than 10,800 students,Eastern Washington University is a major force in the civic, cultural,scientific and economic development of the state and region.www.ewu.edu
E A S T E R N W A S H I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T Y 2 0 0 9–10ACCREDITATIONSThe University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges andUniversities, the postsecondary institutional accrediting agency for a sevenstate region of the country. Accreditation by the Northwest Commissionqualifies Eastern Washington University for access to federal funding forteaching, research and student financial aid. Eastern is also approved bythe U.S. Attorney General for non‑quota immigrant students and is onthe approved list of the American Association of University Women.The academic excellence of Eastern’s programs is recognized by numerousaccreditations.Athletic TrainingThe Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training is accredited by theCommission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certificationexamination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).BusinessAACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schoolsof Business — has accredited the University’s undergraduate and graduatebusiness programs.Chemistry/BiochemistryThe department’s professional and environmental bachelor of scienceoptions are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and theACS certifies graduates of these options.The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA) has accredited the University’s undergraduateand graduate programs in speech-language pathology.Computer ScienceThe Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree is accredited by theComputing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone 410.347.7700.Counseling, Educational and Developmental PsychologyThe School Psychology Program holds National Association of SchoolPsychologists accreditation and is approved by the Washington StateBoard of Education as an Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certificationprogram. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and RelatedEducational Programs (CACREP), a nationally-recognized specializedaccrediting body, has conferred accreditation on the University’s counseloreducation programs. The School Counseling Program is also approved bythe Washington State Board of Education as an ESA Certification Program.Dental HygieneThe Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American DentalAssociation has fully accredited Eastern’s undergraduate program inDental Hygiene.Engineering and DesignThe Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET has accredited theElectrical Engineering Program, Mechanical Engineering TechnologyProgram and the Computer Engineering Technology Program.www.ewu.eduThe master’s program in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counselingis accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and RelatedEducational Programs (CACREP) and fulfills the state of Washingtonrequirements for mental health counselor certification.MusicThe National Association of Schools of Music has fully accredited theundergraduate and graduate programs in music.NursingThe undergraduate and graduate nursing programs taught at theIntercollegiate College of Nursing in Spokane have been accredited bythe Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) and approvedby the Washington State Board of Nursing and the American Associationof Colleges of Nursing.Occupational TherapyThe Occupational Therapy Program at Eastern Washington Universityis accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational TherapyEducation (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association(AOTA). Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the nationalcertification examination administered by the National Board forCertification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).Physical TherapyThe Department of Physical Therapy is fully and unconditionally accreditedby the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.Recreation and Leisure ServicesThe Council on Accreditation of the National Recreation and ParkAssociation has accredited the University’s program in recreation andleisure services at the baccalaureate level.School CounselingThe master’s program in Applied Psychology: School Counseling is accreditedby the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related EducationalPrograms (CACREP) and fulfills Washington State requirements forEducational Staff Associates (ESA) school counselor certification.School PsychologyThe School Psychology Program is accredited by the National Associationof School Psychologists and is approved by the Washington State Board ofEducation as an Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification program.Social WorkThe Council on Social Work Education has accredited the School of SocialWork and Human Services undergraduate and graduate degree programs.Teacher EducationThe National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and theWashington State Board of Education have accredited and fully approvedEastern’s Teacher Education Program.Urban and Regional PlanningBoth the under