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Table of Contents
                            Administration
About the University
Admission to the University
Academic Records and General Academic Policies
Tuition and Other Expenses
Student Financial Aid
Support Programs and Services for Students
Code of Student Conduct
Military Programs
College of Continuing Studies
Honors College
Special Academic Programs
Capstone International Center
College of Arts and Sciences
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
College of Communication and Information Sciences
College of Community Health Sciences
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Capstone College of Nursing
School of Social Work
Interim Program
English Language Institute (ELI)
Class Schedule Building Abbreviations
Department, Program and Course Alpha Symbols
Course Descriptions
Index
                        
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270 Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

FI 419 Financial Derivatives (may be substituted for EC 309 in the
Finance major)

3

Total Hours 18



FI 341 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3
Choose five of the following (three will count as part of the Finance major): 15

FI 360 Personal Asset Mgt
FI 410 Intermediate Financial Mgt
FI 412 Money & Capital Market
FI 414 Investments
FI 442 Business Risk Mgt
FI 443 Property Liability Insur
FI 444 Life & Health Insurance
LGS 403 Estates & Trusts

Total Hours 18



Students must major in Finance, take at least three years (six semesters) of
foreign languages, and spend a semester abroad.
EC 430 International Trade 3
FI 431 International Finance 3
EC 442 Economic Development of Latin America 3

Total Hours 9



Students must major in Finance.
AC 351 Managerl Acctg Decisions 3
FI 415 Adv Investment Topics 3
FI 419 Financial Derivatives 3

Total Hours 9



AC 371 Introduction To Taxation 3
FI 341 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3
FI 360 Personal Asset Mgt 3
FI 444 Life & Health Insurance 3
FI 460 Advanced Financial Planning 3
LGS 403 Estates & Trusts 3
Non-Finance majors will need to take FI 414 to sit for the CFP exam. 0-3

Total Hours 18-21



Students must major in Finance.
MATH 125
& MATH 126
& MATH 227
& MATH 237

Calculus I
and Calculus II
and Calculus III
and Introduction to Linear Algebra

15

EC 413 Economic Forecast & Analysis 3
FI 419 Financial Derivatives 3
ST 454 or Mathematical Statistics I 3
MATH 355 Theory Of Probability
ST 455 or Mathematical Statistics II 3
MATH 451 Math Stats W/Applictn I

Total Hours 27



FI 331 Principles of Real Estate 3

FI 436 Real Estate Financing 3
Choose two of the following: 6

CE 463 Construction Cost Estimating
FI 334 Intro to Real Estate Property Management
FI 432 Real Estate Appraisal
LGS 407 Real & Personal Propty

Total Hours 12



Helms, Billy P.

Argawal, Anup

Brooks, Robert

Cook, Douglas O.

Cover, James P.

Elder, Harold W.

Enders, Walter

Gup, Benton E.

Holt, Matthew T.

Hoover, Gary A.

Lee, Junsoo

Ligon, James A.

Mcleod, Robert W.

Pecorino, Paul

Rabel, William H.

Schlesinger, Harris

Zumpano, Leonard

Downs, Thomas

Henderson, Daniel J.

Jindapon, Paan

Reed, Robert R.

Underwood, Shane E.

Brummund, Peter

Chen, Susan E.

Cordero-Salas, Paula

Ellis, Jesse

Givens, Gregory E.

Ma, Jun

Mobbs, H. Shawn

Pflum, Kevin

Van Essen, Matthew

Clements III, J. Sherwood

El-Karaksy, Hoda

Hall, Ruth Ann

Kim, Hoseong

Zirlott, Kent

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The University of Alabama 271

Introduction to microeconomic analysis concentrating on consumer and producer
behavior, competitive and imperfect markets, public policy and regulation, and
income distribution.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 100 or MATH 110 or MATH 112 or MATH 113 or MATH 115
or MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 145 or MATH 146.

Introduction to macroeconomic analysis concentrating on national income, price
levels, employment, monetary and fiscal policies, and international trade and
development.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110.

This course uses economic analysis to examine a range of public policy issues.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110.

Building on the macroeconomics background of EC 111, students will consider
current national and international economic problems and issues.
Prerequisite(s): EC 111.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Examination of the theory of price and the theory of resource allocation. Topics
include demand theory, production and cost functions, pricing and output under
competitive and noncompetitive conditions, resource markets, and rudiments of
general equilibrium analysis.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 121 or MATH 125; and EC 110 and EC 111.

A study of the theoretical framework underlying income, employment, and growth
analysis.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Introduction to the components of computerized management information systems
and applications of computer-based systems to business decisions. Students may
not receive credit for EC 389 and FI 389.
Prerequisite(s): ST 260 or ST 250 and ST 251; and AC 210 and EC 110 and EC 111
and FI 302 or IE 203 or CE 366.

Not open to majors in economics and finance. Uses basic economic theory to assess
real-world business and economic conditions at the micro and macro levels.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111 and ST 260 or ST 250 and ST 251; and OM 300
and FI 302.

This course will use the tools of economic analysis to analyze public policy issues
and to explore the intersections between the law and economics. Writing proficiency
is required for a passing grade in this course.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Study of the various types of industry structure, conduct, and performance; business
strategies; and policy alternatives. Emphasizes case studies from the major types of
industry.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Survey of the analytical techniques used by economists to forecast the macro and
micro levels of economic activity and the effects of public policy on the economy.
Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308 and EC 309.

Analysis of the role of money in the economy and the conduct of monetary policy.
Emphasis is given to the money supply process, the demand for money, and the
choice of monetary-policy strategies and procedures.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Study of the principles of taxation, government expenditures, borrowing, and fiscal
administration.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Analysis of theoretical principles underlying international trade, with application of
these principles to recent developments and to current national policies.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Introduction to the field of international finance. Course deals primarily with
international financial markets and the macroeconomics of international financial
flows. Topics include foreign exchange and international securities markets and
international banking.
Prerequisite(s): FI 301 or EC 309 or EC 430.

A comparative analysis of economic strategies, problems, issues, and policy
outcomes with special attention given to Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Brazil.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Rational actor models applied to the study of terrorism. Empirical examination of the
economic impact of terrorism and of the effectiveness of anti-terrorism policies.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Study of the development of economic theory from Adam Smith to the present day.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308 and EC 309.

Comparative analysis of contrasting economic systems based on the type of
ownership (private versus state) and on the coordinating mechanism (market versus
central command). Emphasis is given to fundamental changes in economic systems
that are currently under way.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Application of selected mathematical methods to the analysis of economic problems.
Prerequisite(s): EC 309.

This course emphasizes statistical methods for analyzing data used by social
scientists. Topics include simple and multiple regression analyses and the various
methods of detecting and correcting data problems such as autocorrelation and
heteroscedasticity.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 121 or MATH 125; and ST 260 or ST 250 and ST 251; and
EC 110 and EC 111.

An introduction to game theory with emphasis on application. Game theory is a
toolbox for analyzing situations where decision makers influence one another.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 121 or MATH 125 with a minimum grade of C-.

Survey of the techniques used to estimate benefits of environmental improvements,
and an analysis of public policy relating to the environment and use of natural
resources.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Group discussion of current economic issues together with analysis and policy
recommendations. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing
grade in this course.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

An investigation of the microeconomics of the American health care delivery system.
The course focuses on the demand for and supply of health care services and
emphasizes the efficiency and equity characteristics of the system.
Prerequisite(s): EC 308.

Students may earn degree credit for only one independent study course (491).
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved
business or public sector organizations. The internship is administered through the
C&BA Office of Student Services.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111.

A lower division course that bridges the gap between secondary school curriculum
requirements for personal finance and upper division core course FI 302 Business
Finance.

Overview of the financial systems in which business operates, with emphasis on
financial institutions, instruments, and markets.

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The University of Alabama 541

About the University ..................................................................................4

Absence from Class and Failure to Complete Class Work ..................... 21

Academic Bankruptcy ............................................................................. 15

Academic Calendar Year ........................................................................ 12

Academic Common Market of the Southern Regional Education Board .. 10

Academic Records and General Academic Policies ............................... 12

Academic Second Opportunity ................................................................21

Academic Warning and Academic Suspension ...................................... 20

Action Card ............................................................................................. 32

Administration ............................................................................................3

Admission to the University ...................................................................... 8

Air Force Studies (Air Force ROTC) .......................................................40

Applying for Financial Aid ....................................................................... 30

Article I .................................................................................................... 36

Article II ................................................................................................... 36

Article III .................................................................................................. 37

Article IV ..................................................................................................37

Article V ...................................................................................................37

Blount Undergraduate Initiative .............................................................139

Capstone College of Nursing ................................................................421

Capstone International Center ................................................................ 53

Center for Academic Success ................................................................ 32

Certificate of Rural Community Health ..................................................309

Class Schedule Building Abbreviations .................................................437

Classification of Students ........................................................................12

Code of Academic Conduct .................................................................... 20

Code of Student Conduct ....................................................................... 36

College of Arts and Sciences ................................................................. 57

College of Communication and Information Sciences ...........................283

College of Community Health Sciences ................................................308

College of Continuing Studies ................................................................ 43

College of Education .............................................................................311

College of Engineering ..........................................................................340

College of Human Environmental Sciences ..........................................379

Computer-Based Honors Program ..........................................................47

Core Curriculum/General Education Requirements ................................ 22

Costs ....................................................................................................... 27

Course Descriptions ..............................................................................440

Credit by Examination .............................................................................17

Credit for Examination Performance and Experience ............................. 10

Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration ........ 252

Culverhouse School of Accountancy .................................................... 266

Department of Advertising and Public Relations ...................................291

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics ........................ 354

Department of American Studies ..........................................................118

Department of Anthropology ................................................................. 122

Department of Art and Art History ........................................................ 126

Department of Biological Sciences ....................................................... 131

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering ............................357

Department of Chemistry ...................................................................... 139

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering .......360

Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design ........................... 389

Department of Communication Studies ................................................ 294

Department of Communicative Disorders ............................................. 143

Department of Computer Science .........................................................366

Department of Consumer Sciences ...................................................... 394

Department of Criminal Justice .............................................................145

Department of Curriculum and Instruction ............................................ 322

Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies ........................ 267

Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies 327

Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology
and Counseling ..................................................................................... 328

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ............................370

Department of English .......................................................................... 148

Department of Gender and Race Studies .............................................153

Department of Geography .................................................................... 156

Department of Geological Sciences ......................................................162

Department of Health Science ..............................................................397

Department of History ........................................................................... 165

Department of Human Development and Family Studies ..................... 401

Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management .............. 404

Department of Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science
................................................................................................................273

Department of Journalism .....................................................................298

Department of Kinesiology ....................................................................329

Department of Management and Marketing ......................................... 276

Department of Mathematics ..................................................................177

Department of Mechanical Engineering ................................................374

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ........................376

Department of Modern Languages and Classics ..................................182

Department of Music Education ............................................................333

Department of Philosophy .....................................................................202

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542 Index

Department of Physics and Astronomy .................................................206

Department of Political Science ............................................................210

Department of Psychology ....................................................................217

Department of Religious Studies .......................................................... 221

Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities ........................335

Department of Telecommunication and Film ........................................ 302

Department of Theatre and Dance ....................................................... 245

Department, Program and Course Alpha Symbols ............................... 438

Departmental Honors Programs and Unique Partnerships ..................... 48

Disability Services ................................................................................... 33

English Language Institute (ELI) ...........................................................436

Examinations and Reports ......................................................................19

General Studies in HES ........................................................................411

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements ....................................8

Grade Point Average (GPA) ................................................................... 16

Grades and Grade Points .......................................................................15

Graduation ...............................................................................................24

High School Services ..............................................................................10

Honors .....................................................................................................17

Honors College ....................................................................................... 45

Interim Program .................................................................................... 435

Interim Suspension ................................................................................. 39

International Services ..............................................................................33

Marine Science Program ...................................................................... 170

Military Programs .................................................................................... 40

Multiple Degrees and Multiple Majors .....................................................23

New College ..........................................................................................196

Nursing Curriculum ............................................................................... 426

Officer Training Corps Studies (Army ROTC) .........................................41

Payment and Confirmation Policies and Deadlines ................................ 27

Post Graduate Students ..........................................................................25

Preamble ................................................................................................. 36

Records Policy for Students with Undeclared Financial Obligations ....... 19

Registration ............................................................................................. 12

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement for Federal Financial Aid
Recipients ................................................................................................31

Scholarships ............................................................................................30

School of Library and Information Studies ............................................306

School of Music .................................................................................... 225

School of Social Work .......................................................................... 430

School of Social Work Admission Requirements ..................................433

School of Social Work History and Objectives ......................................433

Special Academic Programs ...................................................................51

Student Affairs .........................................................................................33

Student Financial Aid ..............................................................................30

Student Health Center ............................................................................ 34

Student Responsibility .............................................................................12

Student Rights and Responsibilities ....................................................... 31

Student-Athlete Satisfactory Progress .................................................... 21

Support Programs and Services for Students .........................................32

Transcripts ...............................................................................................19

Transfer Credit ........................................................................................ 13

Transfers within the University ................................................................13

Transportation and Parking Services ......................................................34

Tuition and Other Expenses ................................................................... 27

Types of Financial Aid ............................................................................ 30

UA Police Department ............................................................................ 34

UA System Cooperative Exchange Program ..........................................22

Unique Partnerships ................................................................................49

University Fellows Experience ................................................................ 49

University Libraries ..................................................................................34

Withdrawal ...............................................................................................21

Withdrawal from The University ..............................................................28

Writing Center ......................................................................................... 35

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