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Vol. 28, No. 6 April 2, 1999

The University of Michigan Bulletin (USPS 651-660) is issued monthly by Marketing Communications, University of Michigan, 109 East Madison, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-2993. Periodicals postage paid at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, G411 Mason Hall, University of Michigan, 419 South State, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1027.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Michigan is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools.


The information contained in this Bulletin is subject to change at any time. It is intended to serve only as a general source of information about the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and is in no way intended to state contractual terms.

The Regents of the University

David A. Brandon, Ann Arbor; Laurence B. Deitch, Bloomfield Hills; Daniel Horning, Grand Haven; Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich; Rebecca McGowan, Ann Arbor; Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor; S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms; Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor; and Lee C. Bollinger, President, ex officio

Nondiscrimination Policy Notice

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the University's Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, 4005 Wolverine Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1281, (734) 763-0235; TDD (734) 647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call: (734) 764-1817. AAO: 4/28/98

Campus Safety Statement

Each year, the University of Michigan prepares an "Annual Security Report." The report includes detailed information on campus safety and security policies, procedures, and programs, including information on: emergency services, security telephone numbers, sexual assault policy, stalking laws, handling obscene phone calls, sexual harassment policy, dealing with workplace violence and threats, police agencies, health services, counseling services, safe transportation after dark, safety tips, and alcohol and drug policies and programs. The report also includes statistics concerning crimes on campus. If you would like to receive a complete copy, please call the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-3434.


Copyright © 1999 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Mission Statement

To achieve pre-eminence in creating, preserving and applying knowledge and academic values, to enrich the lives of students, and to transform them into leaders and citizens who challenge the present and illuminate the future


Professor Patricia Gurin, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Interim Dean

Professor John Cross, Ph.D. (Economics)
Associate Dean for Budget

Professor Terry McDonald, Ph.D. (History)
Associate Dean for Academic Appointments

Professor Robert Owen, Ph.D. (Geological Sciences)
Associate Dean for Undergradaute Education

Professor Anthony Francis, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
Associate Dean for Research and Facilities

Evans Young, Assistant Dean for First and Second Year Studies

Esrold Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs (Dean of Students)

Wendy Keeney, B.A.
Interim Assistant Dean for Development and External Relations

Professor Jill Becker, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Assistant to the Dean for Faculty Appointments

Barbara Murphy, B.A.
Assistant to the Dean

Henry Halloway, B.A.
Equipment, Facilities, Renovations

Executive Committee

Professor Susan A. Gelman, Ph.D. (Psychology)

Professor John Knott, Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)

Professor Ludwig Koenen, Ph.D. (Classical Studies)

Professor Hugh L. Montgomery, Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Professor Sonya O. Rose, Ph.D. (Sociology)

Professor Kathryn W. Tosney, Ph.D. (Biology)

Kay A. Beattie, A.B.A
Secretary to the Executive Committee

The LS&A Bulletin and LS&A Publications Committee

While Academic Information and Publications is charged with ensuring the current accuracy of this LS&A Bulletin, all policies and procedures, rules and regulations, programs and courses herein described are subject to change without prior notice. The LS&A Publications Committee welcomes suggestions for improving the quality of this and all other College publications. Suggestions should be directed to any of the Committee's members: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Professor Robert M. Owen; Professor Jean P. Krisch, Physics; Janet Gerson, Lecturer in Economics; Robert D. Wallin, Director, Academic Information and Publications; Nelvia Van't Hul, Editor, LSAmagazine; Marilyn McKinney, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Suggestions may also be made to Rick Jones, Editor, Academic Information and Publications, or Doug Shapiro, Program Associate, LS&A Curriculum Committee.

LS&A Student Academic Affairs

Esrold Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs

Louis C. Rice, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Dean

Alice Reinarz, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Advising Center

Robert D. Wallin, M.A.
Director, Academic Information and Publications

Charles Judge, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Standards Board

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