Table of Contents
- Academic Calendar 2019-2020 (September 2019)
- I. General Information and Admissions
- 1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
- 2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events
- 3. Admission
- 3.1. Contact Information
- 3.2. Admission to the University
- 3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
- 3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
- 3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
- 3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
- 3.7. English Requirements
- 3.8. Mature Students
- 3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
- 3.10. Transfer Students
- 3.11. Challenge for Credit
- 3.12. Visiting Students
- 3.13. Exchange Students
- 3.14. Special Circumstances
- 3.15. Graduate Studies
- 4. Fees
- 4.1. Fees and Expenses
- 4.1.1. Full-time/Part-time Enrolment - Fall and Winter terms
- 4.1.2. Tuition Fees
- 4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students
- 4.1.4. Auditing Fees
- 4.1.5. Mail Service, Fitness Centre, and Technology and Service Fee
- 4.1.6. Student Organization Fees
- 4.1.7. Other Fees
- 4.1.8. Fieldwork and Travel: Expenses and Liability
- 4.1.9. Instructional Supplies Fees
- 4.1.10. Study Abroad and Exchange Fee
- 4.1.11. Residence, Communications and Meal Plan Fees
- 4.1.12. Mountie Money
- 4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
- 4.2.1. Registration Deposits for New Students
- 4.2.2. Residence Deposits for New Students
- 4.2.3. Refunds of Residence Deposits
- 4.2.4. Registration Deposits for Returning Students
- 4.2.5. Residence Deposits for Returning Students
- 4.2.6. Registration Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
- 4.2.7. Residence Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
- 4.3. Payment of Fees
- 4.3.1. Payments and Charges
- 4.3.2. Fall and Winter Payments by Part-Time Students
- 4.3.3. Fall Payments by Full-time Students
- 4.3.4. Winter Payments by Full-time Students
- 4.3.5. Fall and Winter Payments for Students Participating in Exchange Programs
- 4.3.6. Method of Payment
- 4.3.7. Reducing the Amount of Payments
- 4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
- 4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts
- 4.1. Fees and Expenses
- 5. Financial Assistance
- 5.1. Scholarships
- 5.2. Bursaries
- 5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
- 5.4. Independent Student Research Grants Program
- 5.5. The Donald Cameron and Class of 1950 Student Loan and Assistance Fund
- 6. Co-Curricular Life
- 6.1. The Mount Allison Students' Union
- 6.2. The Argosy Weekly
- 6.3. CHMA FM
- 6.4. Windsor Theatre
- 6.5. Residence Council
- 6.6. The Pond
- 6.7. Student Employment
- 6.8. Accommodation
- 6.9. Department of Athletics and Recreation
- 6.10. Religious Life on Campus
- 6.11. Student Life
- 6.12. Student Life Resources
- 6.12.1. Personal Counselling
- 6.12.2. Sexual Harassment Advisor
- 6.12.3. Career Services Office
- 6.12.4. Employment
- 6.12.5. Health Services
- 6.12.6. Student Health Insurance
- 6.12.7. Dietary and Nutritional Concerns
- 6.12.8. Lifestyle Concerns
- 6.12.9. Landlord/Tenant Concerns
- 6.12.10. International Students
- 6.12.11. Governance
- 6.13. Services for Students With Disabilities
- 7. General Information
- 7.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
- 7.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
- 7.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
- 7.4. Computer Facilities
- 7.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
- 7.6. Banking Services
- 7.7. Performing Arts Series
- 8. Personnel
- 9. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships; Endowed Chairs; Faculty Awards
- 9.1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
- 9.2. Endowed Chairs
- 9.2.1. Clement Chandler Avard and Florence Sybil Avard Chair in French Language
- 9.2.2. The Walter B. Cowan Chair in Religious Studies
- 9.2.3. The Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies
- 9.2.4. Fred C. Manning Chair in Commerce
- 9.2.5. The Hart Almerrin Massey Chair in Philosophy
- 9.2.6. The Pickard-Bell Chair in Music
- 9.2.7. The Reverend William Purvis Chair in English Literature
- 9.2.8. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Physics
- 9.2.9. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Mathematics
- 9.2.10. The Stiles-Bennett Chair in History
- 9.2.11. The Josiah Wood Chair in Classics
- 9.2.12. The Charles and Joseph Allison Chair of English Language and Literature
- 9.3. Faculty Awards
- II. Academic Regulations
- 10. Academic Regulations
- 10.1. Communication
- 10.2. Courses of Instruction
- 10.3. Registration
- 10.3.1. Registration Procedures (Adding Courses)
- 10.3.2. Registration Deadline
- 10.3.3. Registration Deadline (Self-directed Distance Learning Courses)
- 10.3.4. Determining Year Level
- 10.3.5. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Fall and Winter terms)
- 10.3.6. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Spring/Summer term)
- 10.3.7. Repeating Courses
- 10.3.8. Auditing Courses
- 10.4. Changes in Registration and Withdrawal
- 10.5. Transfer Credits
- 10.6. Academic Integrity
- 10.7. Missed Coursework or Tests
- 10.8. Examination Regulations
- 10.8.1. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
- 10.8.2. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Spring/Summer term)
- 10.8.3. Viewing Examination Papers
- 10.8.4. Accommodations for Missed Final Examinations
- 10.8.5. Extended Deadlines for Completion of Course Work
- 10.8.6. Special Examinations
- 10.9. Evaluations of Student Performance
- 10.9.1. Grading Policies for Courses
- 10.9.2. Reporting of Grades
- 10.9.3. Letter Grades and their Meanings
- 10.9.4. Prerequisite Grade Requirements
- 10.9.5. Grades Excluded from GPA
- 10.9.6. Calculation of TGPA, SGPA and CGPA
- 10.9.7. Repeated Courses, SGPA and CGPA
- 10.9.8. Grade Changes
- 10.9.9. Re-evaluation of a Grade
- 10.9.10. Aegrotat Standing
- 10.9.11. Assessment of Academic Standing
- 10.9.12. Good Standing
- 10.9.13. Unsatisfactory Standing
- 10.9.14. Academic Performance Indicators
- 10.9.15. Academic Probation
- 10.9.16. Academic Suspension
- 10.9.17. Academic Dismissal
- 10.9.18. Procedures for Appeals and Re-admissions
- 10.9.19. Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
- 10.9.20. Dean's List
- 10.10. Degree Requirements
- 10.10.1. Academic Standing and Credits Required for a Degree
- 10.10.2. Academic Residency Requirements
- 10.10.3. Degree with Distinction Requirements
- 10.10.4. Honours GPA and Overall GPA Requirements
- 10.10.5. Submitting a Thesis
- 10.10.6. Falling Short of the Honours Requirements
- 10.10.7. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
- 10.10.8. Honours Certificate
- 10.11. Graduation and Convocation
- 10.12. Transcripts
- 10.13. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
- 10.14. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information
- 10. Academic Regulations
- III. Academic Degrees, Programs and Courses
- 11. Academic Programs
- 11.1. General Regulations
- 11.2. Bachelor of Arts
- 11.2.1. Requirements for a B.A. Degree
- 11.2.2. Distribution Requirements
- 11.2.3. 3/4000 Level Courses
- 11.2.4. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
- 11.2.5. Additional Minor
- 11.2.6. Double Major
- 11.2.7. Joint Major
- 11.2.8. Honours Degree
- 11.2.9. General Degree with Three Minors
- 11.2.10. The Major as Required for the B.A.
- 11.2.11. Disciplinary Major
- 11.2.12. Interdisciplinary Major
- 11.2.13. Joint Major
- 11.2.14. Specially Approved Major
- 11.2.15. Majors Available for the B.A.
- 11.2.16. Joint Majors Available for the B.A.
- 11.2.17. The Minor as Required for the B.A.
- 11.2.18. Disciplinary Minor
- 11.2.19. Interdisciplinary Minor
- 11.2.20. Specially Approved Minor
- 11.2.21. Minors Available for the B.A.
- 11.2.22. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
- 11.2.23. Honours Programs Available for the B.A.
- 11.2.24. Complementary Courses and Prerequisites
- 11.3. Bachelor of Science
- 11.3.1. Requirements for a B.Sc. Degree
- 11.3.2. Distribution Requirements
- 11.3.3. Science Core
- 11.3.4. Minimum Number of Science Credits
- 11.3.5. 3/4000 Level Science Courses
- 11.3.6. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
- 11.3.7. Additional Minor
- 11.3.8. Double Major
- 11.3.9. Joint Major
- 11.3.10. Honours Degree
- 11.3.11. General Degree with Three Minors
- 11.3.12. Courses which Qualify as Science Credits
- 11.3.13. The Major As Required for the B.Sc.
- 11.3.14. Disciplinary Major
- 11.3.15. Interdisciplinary Major
- 11.3.16. Joint Major
- 11.3.17. Specially Approved Major
- 11.3.18. Majors available for the B.Sc.
- 11.3.19. Joint Majors available for the B.Sc.
- 11.3.20. The Minor as Required for the B.Sc.
- 11.3.21. Disciplinary Minor
- 11.3.22. Interdisciplinary Minor
- 11.3.23. Specially Approved Minor
- 11.3.24. Minors Available for the B.Sc.
- 11.3.25. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
- 11.3.26. Honours Programs Available for the B.Sc.
- 11.4. Master of Science
- 11.5. Bachelor of Commerce
- 11.5.1. Primary Objective
- 11.5.2. Requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
- 11.5.3. Distribution Requirements
- 11.5.4. 3/4000 Level Courses
- 11.5.5. Commerce Degree Core Requirements
- 11.5.6. Commerce Electives on the Bachelor of Commerce Degree
- 11.5.7. The Minor as Required for the Bachelor of Commerce
- 11.5.8. Elective Credits
- 11.5.9. Honours Programs Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
- 11.5.10. Commerce with Honours
- 11.5.11. Commerce with Honours in Economics
- 11.5.12. Commerce - Aviation offered in conjunction with Moncton Flight College
- 11.5.13. Major from Other Disciplines
- 11.5.14. Transferring to Commerce
- 11.6. Bachelor of Music
- 11.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
- 11.8. Certificate of Bilingualism/ Certificat De Bilinguisme
- 11.9. Undergraduate Certificates
- 11.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
- 11.11. International Programs
- 11.12. University Special Topics Courses
- 12. Programs and Courses of Instruction
- American Studies
- Art History
- Canadian Public Policy
- Canadian Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Drama Studies
- English Literatures
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Experiential Learning
- Fine Arts
- French Studies
- Geography and Environment
- German Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Indigenous Studies
- International Economics and Business
- International Relations
- Japanese Studies
- Modern Languages and Literatures
- Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
- Politics and International Relations
- Religious Studies
- Spanish Studies
- University Special Topic Courses
- Visual and Material Culture
- Women's and Gender Studies
- Certificate Programs
- 11. Academic Programs
- I. General Information and Admissions
The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives include the Ralph Pickard Bell Library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives. The libraries provide Mount Allison students, faculty, and staff with global access to electronic, print, and audio-visual information. They are committed to working with students and faculty to promote information literacy -- accessing, critically evaluating, and using information effectively and ethically. Librarians offer in-depth reference services, in-class instruction, and research consultations by appointment.
The Mount Allison University Libraries hold over 700,000 books, videos, DVDs, audio materials, microforms, maps, etc., and provides access to the contents of over 200,000 journals in various formats. The Ralph Pickard Bell Library houses all the University's collections except music, including collections of rare books, maps and manuscripts dating from as far back as the 17th century.
The Libraries are open seven days a week during the school year. Students can access the electronic library catalogues and databases from anywhere they have Internet access, on or off campus. In addition, as a member of the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), the Libraries provide interlibrary loan services that allow students and faculty to borrow materials from libraries worldwide.
The Alfred Whitehead Music Library is home to impressive collections of printed music (over 24,000 items); books and periodicals (over 11,000 volumes), more than 7,500 commercial audio and video recordings, and an archive of Mount Allison Department of Music concert recordings going back to 1968. Specialized online databases such as Naxos, Oxford Music Online, and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature can be accessed on or off campus.
The University Archives is housed in the Ralph Pickard Bell Library. Archival holdings support the University's administrative operations and also act as primary research sources for faculty, students, alumni and the general public.
The Archives acquires, preserves and makes available the archival records of Mount Allison University which have long term legal, financial, and historical value. Holdings consist of over 2,000 feet of textual records, approximately 10,000 photographs, as well as manuscript maps, architectural drawings, videocassettes, films and sound recordings. Records and publications of the Board of Regents, Senate, Faculty Council, Office of the President and all University units, departments and programs, as well as records and publications related to faculty, student and campus life from 1843 to the present are acquired. The Archives also obtains selected private fonds and collections related to the greater Chignecto area of Westmorland County, New Brunswick. Holdings include family papers, business records, and records of local clubs and organizations. Archival documents must be examined in the Archives and are not available for loan. The Archivist offers reference services, in-class instruction and research interviews by appointment.
A fund established in 1967 by a bequest of the late Tannis Allison to commemorate the names of David Allison, president of Mount Allison University, 1869-1878, and 1891-1911, his wife, Elizabeth A. Allison, Henry Augustus Allison, and his wife Tannis Allison.
A fund established in 1956 by a bequest of the late Raymond Clare Archibald, 1894. The income is used to maintain the Mary Mellish Archibald collection which Dr. Archibald had established in 1905 in memory of his mother, Mary (Mellish) Archibald, and had continued to develop until his death in 1955.
Established in 1987 by the Class of '36, the Archives Enrichment Fund supports the development and preservation of the holdings of the Mount Allison archives.
A fund established in 1976 by the will of the late Percy Simpson Bailey, B.A., 1907, to purchase books in the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Geology and Classics.
A fund established in 1962. The income from this fund is for books in Canadian History and Politics.
A fund established in 1980 by C.F. Black, Margaret Folkins and Dorothy Silvester in memory of their brother William Harold Black. The income is used to purchase recordings for the music appreciation course.
A fund established in 1973. The income is used to strengthen Library resources in Marketing.
A fund established in 2002 from the estate of Olga Bernice Bishop to be used for the purchase of library materials
A fund established by an anonymous donor in 1979. The annual income is used to purchase Canadian Music recordings and scores.
A fund established in 1982 by Stephen D. Clark and June D. Clark in memory of members of their families. A portion of the income is to be granted to the Library to buy books for the Biology Department.
A fund established by the family and friends of Elva Ruth Cogswell (B.A. '84) in 1986. The annual income provides books related to the field of Canadian Studies.
A fund established in memory of Julia T. Colpitts, 1899, by her brother, Edwin H. Colpitts, 1893. The income from this fund is used to purchase Mathematics books .
A fund established in 1969 to commemorate the teaching career of Thomas Colpitts, class of 1879, by his granddaughter, Dr. Olga Bishop, class of 1938, to be used to purchase books in the field of Education.
The income from the fund is used to purchase books in the field of Chemistry.
A fund established in memory of Dr. Donald Darrach, by his wife, Typhenia Tuplin, L.C. 1870-71.
A fund established in memory of Leon Estabrooks, class of 1951, by his parents, the income from which is used for books in the fields of Arts and Crafts.
A fund established in 1971 from a bequest from the estate of William Benton North Evans, the income to be used to purchase materials on church and organ music.
A fund established by Reverend G.W.F. Glendenning, class of 1884, and Mrs. Glendenning (Ellen Bent, L.C. 1882-83), the income from which is to be used for books in English Literature.
A fund established in 1980, the income of which is for books in Canadian Studies.
A fund established in 1988 by Mrs. Jean Grainger and the Grainger family in memory of Jack K. Grainger (B.A. '33, M.A. '34), a former member of the Board of Regents. The annual income is for books relating to English and History.
A fund established in memory of Ann Henderson, class of 1959, for books in the field of Music.
A fund established in 1939 by a bequest of Reverend Thomas Hicks (1853-1932) upon the death of his wife in January 1939.
A fund established in 1984 by Dr. Clinton H. and Kathleen Strothard Holder in memory of their parents. The income is to be used by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for library acquisitions.
A fund established by her son, the Rev. Samuel Howard (B.A. '84, B.D, '95, D.D., '23), and the Rev. William J. Howard (B.A., '88, B.D.' 91). The income is to be used for books in Canadian Studies.
A fund established in 1978 to commemorate the work of Dorothy Hunton in promoting literature for boys and girls in the community. The income is used to purchase children's classics, new and old.
A fund for the purchase of materials on U.S. foreign relations, established in April 1973 by S.C. Lawrence Ip, a third year Arts student.
A fund established in 1969 by the family and friends of Cecil Record Johns, who was a faculty member of the Department of Music, 1927-1931. The income from this fund is to be used to purchase books in Music.
Funds established in memory of Rev. D.W. Johnson, 1873 and Mrs. Johnson (Jennie L. Morse, M.L.A., 1872), by their sons, C.H. Johnson, 1898 and A.L. Johnson, 1903. The income from the former is for binding of periodicals and from the latter for books in Canadian Literature.
A fund established in 2002. This fund is to be used for the purchase of Library books related to the English Department.
A fund established in 1991 at the time of Professor MacFarlane's retirement from Mount Allison University. The income is for Physics books.
A fund established in 1981 by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Marion H. Bennett in memory of her father, Edwin Robinson Machum, who was a student and friend of the University, and, for many years, a member of the Board of Regents. The income is for books, preferably in English literature.
The Morton Memorial Fund was established in 1977 by Dr. Harry S. Morton, O.B.E., LL.D., F.R.C.O.G., F.R.C.S., in memory of his grandfather, The Rev. Arthur Dwight Morton, B.A., 1864, M.A., 1870, D.D., 1903, and in memory of his father, Dr. Charles Stuart Morton, M.B.M.D. (Tor.), F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S., (C) and his mother, Maie Howard Stafford, Ladies College 1900-1902. Eighty percent of the endowment interest is to develop the library collection and is divided equally between Biology, Biochemistry, and History at the discretion of the University Librarian. The balance of the income is returned to the Fund capital.
A fund established in 1928 and since largely augmented by the late Mr. B.E. Paterson in memory of his wife, (Hattie Snowball Black, Piano 1881). The income is for books of general interest, including travel and biographies.
A fund established in 1995. This fund is to be used for the enhancement of the collections of the Music Library.
A fund established in 1973 in memory of Ella Smith, M.A., D.Litt. by her sister. The income of this fund is for history books, to commemorate Dr. Smith's years as professor of History at Mount Allison University.
A fund established in 2002 from the estate of James C. Reid to be used for the purchase of library books.
A fund established in 1987 by Louise V.D. Seaman in memory of her husband. The income is for books in Religious Studies.
A fund established in memory of her father by Miss Clara G. Turner, of the State Teachers' College, Harrisburg, Virginia. The income from this fund is mainly for books in Theology.
A fund established in 1952 by the will of the late William Morley Tweedie for standard works in English language and literature.
A fund established from the estate of Jean T. Ward for the purchase of library materials.
A fund established in 1975 in memory of Frank Leslie West, who was associated with Mount Allison University as a student, a member of and head of the Engineering Department, Dean of Science, and Vice-President, during the years 1908-1962. The income from this fund is for books on community planning and sports and general science reference books.
The Alumni Society of the Mount Allison College and Academy was established in 1874. The Alumnae Society of the Mount Allison Ladies College was organized in 1871. In 1937, the two societies united and, by an Act of the New Brunswick Legislature, formed the Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
Throughout the years, Alumni have given generously of their time, talents, and resources to continue Mount Allison's tradition of outstanding liberal education.
Operating from Centennial Hall, 65 York Street, the Alumni staff keeps records of more than 20,000 Allisonians, produces and distributes the Mount Allison Record, and maintains liaison with graduates, non-graduates, and friends throughout the world.
The Federated Alumni elects 4 members to the Mount Allison Board of Regents.
For more than a century, Allisonians have undertaken to provide strong support to a large number of Mount Allison endowments. Scholarships, bursaries, buildings, and equipment have all benefited from the enthusiastic assistance of the University's alumni.
The Federated Alumni is active in recruiting students and is ready to assist the University, parents, and prospective students in appropriate action to assure the continued enrolment of energetic and stimulating students.
|Honorary President||Nancy Vogan||'67|
|Past President||Christina Vroom||'96|
|Vice-President and Secretary||Anna Abbott||'04|
There are several publicly accessible computer labs on campus. Laser printing is available at several locations.
Software available in the labs includes Web browsers, E-mail, Microsoft Office for word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets and several mathematics, statistical and scientific packages. Several programming languages and many other course-specific programs are available.
The campus network has a Gigabit Ethernet backbone, with switched Ethernet connections to the desktop. Thirty-six campus buildings are connected to the campus fibre-optic network. All offices, classrooms, and student residence rooms have network jacks. The University is a member of the NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN) and has a Gigabit connection to other ECN institutions and a shared 150 Megabit connection to the Internet. A Gigabit connection from campus to Ca*Net 4 is available as well. Mount Allison also has a wireless network covering the entire campus.
A high speed network connection is available for a small fee to all students living in residence who have a computer. Students also have access to the high speed wired and wireless network in residence. A large networked printer (using web print) is available in Jennings Hall for printing and copying using Mountie Money.
Computing Services, located in the Bennett building at 10 Salem Street, manages and maintains the University's computing and network resources, and provides advisory and training assistance to all members of the university community through the Helpdesk and Student Helpdesk Consultants. The Computing Services Helpdesk is open weekdays to assist students and staff. Equipment including cameras, video cameras, tripods, laptops, and data projectors can be signed out from Computing Services for course work and extra-curricular events.
Textbooks, fine arts supplies and materials required for courses offered by Mount Allison University are available for purchase at the Bookstore located on the ground floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre. The Bookstore, owned by Mount Allison University, makes textbooks and required course materials available to students at the lowest possible prices. Used books are available for most titles. Students can sell their textbooks back at the end of each term. A number of courses also have digital versions available as an alternative to the traditional paper textbook.
Hours of operation are normal working hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours in September. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Interac direct payment. Books on Beds and other orders may be placed on-line at < http://bookstore.mta.ca > for the month before the term begins in both September and January.
Branches of the Royal Bank of Canada and the Bank of Nova Scotia are located in Sackville and include 24 hour ATM services at their locations. In addition, a TD Bank ATM is located on the ground floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre.
Each year the University helps sponsor a series of performances by groups and artists distinguished in the field of high quality entertainment. Mount Allison students have the opportunity to reserve tickets for these performances on specially favourable terms. Full details are available in the Performing Arts Series Brochure supplied to students each September.