A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENTGreetings!Welcome to Livingstone College. As the 12th President, it is mypleasure to welcome you to this historic place of learning andachievement.Since 1879 Livingstone has provided an environment for students todevelop their full potential academically, spiritually, andintellectually. Today, we continue to advance this great legacy.I challenge you to focus your energies and commitment on your physical, intellectual, moral, and spiritualdevelopment. Take advantage of every opportunity provided to you so that you can make this world abetter place. Go to classes prepared; be immersed in the collegiate atmosphere, and engage yourselfseriously in intellectual pursuits. As part of your civic duty, get involved in civic activities – register tovote and participate in elections on campus and in the community.Your journey to achievement and success begins here, begins now, and begins with you. May God bless youand keep you safe, focused, and prepared for the years ahead!Sincerely,Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., Ph.D.President2
Livingstone CollegeCatalog 2019-2021INFORMATION FOR STUDENTSDISCLAIMERCatalog This Catalog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute terms of a contract and does notconstitute a contract between the student and Livingstone College.Livingstone College has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in theCollege Catalog at the time of annual publication; however, the information contained in this Catalog isnot necessarily complete. The course offerings and requirements of Livingstone Colleges are continuallyunder examination and revision.The College reserves the right, at any time, to make changes in its rules and regulations, graduationrequirements, curricula, fees, and any and all other matters of policy and procedure as it may considerappropriate, without notice.Students are responsible for keeping abreast of and complying with current College policies.The College urges students to consult with their advisors and other appropriate College officials forclarification of current policies and requirements related to their education at the College.An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity InstitutionLivingstone College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age,disability, or veteran status in the provision of educational opportunities, services, programs, benefits, andemployment. In addition, the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in theeducational programs and activities offered, pursuant to the requirements of Title XI of the Education Amendmentsof 1972, Pub. L./92-318, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Pub. L./93112, respectively. Thispolicy applies to both employment and admission to the College.Accreditation and ApprovalLivingstone College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission onColleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about theaccreditation of Livingstone College.Livingstone College701 W Monroe StSalisbury, North Carolina 28144-5213(704 216-6000)www.livingstone.edu3
ALMA MATER“MY LIVINGSTONE”Oh! Livingstone, my Livingstone!Thy dear old name we sing,While memories cluster thick and fast,And closer to us cling.Beneath thy maples and thy oaksThe zephyred breezes blow, Justas they will in years to comeNo matter where we go.Oh! Livingstone, my Livingstone!When thou art old with age,perhaps thou, too, shall hold a placeThat’s bright on memory’s page,and in the sky no cloud shall beInstead, thy sun shall beamProsperity shall live alwaysAmid its golden gleam.Oh! Livingstone, my Livingstone!Thy students come and go,the moments fly, the years go bywith all their weal and woe,along with fleet and nimble feetOh, hasten on the way,And fling the light of wisdom outAcross the Wanderer’s way.Oh! Livingstone, my Livingstone!Upon thy campus wide,In numbers many students roam,Some from the other side;And still they love; we can but hopeThat they may ever be trueTo both thy name and colors tooThe modest black and blue.4
TABLE OF CONTENTSA MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. 2INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS. 3ALMA MATER. 4TABLE OF CONTENTS. 5GENERAL INFORMATION. 6ADMISSIONS . 14CAMPUS MINISTRY . 19DEAN OFSTUDENTS . 19RESIDENCE LIFE . 19HEALTH S E R VI C E S. 22TUITION AND FEES . 25FINANCIAL AID.27ACADEMIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS . 31ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. 43EVENING AND WEEKEND COLLEGE . 45LIBRARY SERVICES. 46SPECIAL PROGRAMS . 46COLLEGE-WIDE WRITING INITIATIVE (W.I.) . 49SACS QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN (QEP) . 51THE CURRICULUM . 52GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS . 53DIVISION OF BUSINESS. 55DIVISION OF EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIAL WORK . . . 69DIVISION OF LIBERAL ARTS & HUMANITIES. 89DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES . 119COURSE DESCRIPTIONS. 128BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 181ADMINISTRATION . 182FACULTY . 193WHERE TO FIND ASSISTANCE . 1995
GENERAL INFORMATIONTHE COLLEGELivingstone College is a private, coeducational, residential, church -related, and historically black college, locatedin the city of Salisbury, the county seat of Rowan, North Carolina. The campus is within an hour’s drive of twomajor metropolitan areas: Charlotte; and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston -Salem, and High Point.Comprising four Divisions, namely the Division of Business; Division of Education, Psychology, and SocialWork; Division of Liberal Arts and Humanities; and Division of Mathematics and Sciences, the College offers theAssociate of Science in Culinary Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work degreesin about 22 major fields. Largely supported b y the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z.) Church, it providesan education to more than 1.000 students from over 20 states and several foreign countries.For over 140 years, Livingstone College has provided academic operations that are entirely nonsectarian and open tomen and women of potential, regardless of their race, religion, or national origin.HISTORYLivingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary were originally founded as Zion Wesley Institute by a groupof A.M.E. Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in the Cabarrus County town of Concord, NorthCarolina in 1879. After three brief sessions, directed by principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson,the Institute ultimately closed in Concord. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Pr ice and Bishop J. W. Hood changed theirroles as delegates to the Ecumenical Conference and became fund-raisers with the mission to re-establish Zion WesleyInstitute. The Rowan County town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, gave the Trustees a generousdonation of 1,000 and an invitation to relocate t h e school in Salisbury. They accepted both gifts, and the Collegere-opened in Salisbury in 1882 with Dr. Price as President. The new site was J. M. Gray’s farm called Delta Grove,which consisted of one building and 40 acres of land. In 1887, by an act of the legislature, the name Zion WesleyInstitute was changed to Livingstone College in honor of David Livingstone, the great Christian missionary,philanthropist, and explorer.Since its inception, the College has had two principals and eighteen presidents, including two acting and six interimpresidents. Among its possessions, the College owns 272 acres of land and the physical plant that currently consistsof twenty-seven buildings, seven of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.CENTER FOR HOLISTIC LEARNINGThe “Total Learning Environment” is a holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will createa learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculateon the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a numberof activities and programs designed to enhance the cultural relativity of their past, enabling them to leaveour institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will haveimmediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students are encouraged to positively addressthe challenges which plague the African -American community – particularly those challenges that exacerbatetheir dilemma.The Center for Holistic Learning will promote both the awareness and mastery of the following modules andconcepts: Health, Wellness, and Fitness; Emergency Response and First Aid; Political Action and SocialResponsibility; Volunteerism and Public Service; Cultural and Social Awareness; Debt Management, PersonalResponsibility and Philanthropy; Individual and Organizational Leadership; Spanish as a Second Language;Technology in the Twenty-First Century; Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life.6
Presidents of Livingstone CollegeJoseph Charles Price.1882-1893William Harvey Goler .1894-1916Daniel Cato Suggs. . 1916-1925William Johnson Trent . .1925-1957John H. Brockett, Jr. (Acting) .1957-1958Samuel Edward Duncan .