The faculty of College
of the Ozarks has approved the following special offerings, many of which
cross the traditional academic disciplinary boundaries.
INTERDISCIPLINARY AND SPECIAL
021 Learning Strategies This course is designed to help students improve
their study skills. Many techniques will be presented regarding learning styles,
time management, memory skills, reading comprehension, note-taking, overcoming
test anxiety, and conflict management. These techniques can become powerful
tools for success if commitment and positive attitude are involved. Other ideas
will also be discussed depending on each individual student’s problems. Enrollment
is required of entering freshmen whose academic record indicates they would
profit from such a course. Does not count toward required 125 hours for graduation.
023 English as a Second Language A course designed for the non-native
English speaker to help the student gain better command of the English language,
including idiomatic expressions. Special attention is given to helping the student
develop listening, speaking, reading, writing and thinking skills in English.
Enrollment is by permission (Dean of the College/Registrar) based on TOFEL scores
and other evaluations. This course is graded pass/fail and may be repeated with
permission. Does not count toward required 125 credit hours for graduation.
101 New Student Orientation (Character Camp) Required
of all fulltime students. Course intends to provide
a link between students, programs and services. Pass/Fail.
133 Exploration of the Arts An introductory
course in the description, analysis, interpretation
and judgement of the arts. A General Education course
required of all students.
153 The Changing Universe of Science This course examines the nature
of the universe from the standpoint of the natural sciences (astronomy, physics,
geology, chemistry and biology) by studying a number of theoretical models and
hypotheses that have broad explanatory powers in each discipline. The course
also contrasts the natural sciences with the social sciences, languages, humanities
and applied sciences. A General Education course required of all students.
313 General Education Capstone—Prerequisite: 60 hours with
43 in General Education. ENG 303 must be taken prior to or concurrent with the
capstone course. This course is designed to be the culminating experience of
the General Education curriculum. While the topics will vary, the goal of the
course will be to explore the connections among the various disciplines to which
students have been exposed in the General Education program. Required of all
313CC Capstone: American Ideals of Character (satisfies the
Capstone requirement) Contemporary America with its emphasis on individualism
and tolerance is rethinking traditional notions of character. The old models
are being called into question, and the new models are heralded as harbingers
of a new culture. In this course, students will examine those “old models” of
hard work, fidelity to family, individual responsibility, liberty, and love
of country, and seek to understand why these models are being challenged.
50V (3-15) Off-Campus Studies This course is
designed to provide an opportunity for students to take
classes and participate in educational projects at other
sites in the United States. College of the Ozarks has
institutional participation agreements with: 1) Focus
on the Family Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado;
2) Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in
northern Michigan. Other programs may be developed through
individual faculty and approved through the Dean of
and Minor Programs
Interdisciplinary major and minor programs may be developed by the student
in consultation with an academic advisor. This permits the tailoring of special
programs beyond the traditional major or minor to meet more specialized and
interdisciplinary interests. The student should initiate such a program no later
than the end of the sophomore year. Such programs must be approved by the divisional
chairs of the academic departments involved. An approved interdisciplinary program
is then submitted to the academic Standards Committee for approval. After reviewing
the proposal and formulating its recommendation, the academic Standards Committee
passes the proposal to the Dean of the College for final approval.
After final approval, a copy of the interdisciplinary
program is submitted to the Registrar’s Office and becomes
the student’s requirements for graduation.
Course Hour Requirements
for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs
A. Total hours for graduation: 125
B. General Education requirements as
stated in the catalog
C. Credit hour requirements for an Interdisciplinary
- Minimum of 36 total hours
- Minimum of 18 upper division hours; all participating departments represented
D. Credit hour requirements for an Interdisciplinary
- Minimum of 18 total hours; all participating departments represented
- Minimum of one upper division course from each participating department
Note: Courses counted toward a major
or minor may be used to fulfill the General Education
requirements where applicable.
Students enrolled at College of the Ozarks may have
an opportunity to travel abroad as participants of a
college sponsored trip. Overseas trips are used to enhance
the learning process and reinforce classroom instruction.
Students are accompanied by faculty/staff members and
group size is limited. Recent overseas travel has included
trips to England, Mexico, Finland, Japan, and Germany.
Opportunities to travel are offered across all disciplines