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standards established for school librarians by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools. Students working toward the A.B. in
Education may enroll for certain courses in the undergraduate curriculum
designed for teacher-librarians. This curriculum also provides the basic
foundation for graduate work and gives students majoring in other fields
opportunities to take related courses in Library Science.
The graduate curriculum is designed for majors in Library Science and
leads to a masters degree. It is open to non-majors on the approval of
the Head of the Department. Students in the College of Education who are
working toward the M.A. in Education may elect courses in Library Science
to fulfill the Southern Association requirements for teacher-librarians.
Students in subject fields may elect certain courses in Library Science to
qualify for positions in special libraries. In general, the graduate courses
are designed to train for the more responsible positions in librarianship.
Those interested should consult with the Department for guidance in the
selection of courses.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE
Prerequisites: A bachelors degree from an approved college or uni-
versity; an undergraduate scholastic record that is above average, together
with evidence of ability to perform graduate work satisfactorily; and com-
pletion of a preliminary core of nine semester hours in library science.
E Undergraduate preparation should include academic rather than pro-
, fessional courses. Languages are considered basic for those interested in
, college or university library work. The preliminary core of nine semester
j hours in library science is satisfied at the University by courses 133a, 145,
and either 110 or 121. Subject to the recommendation of the Head of the
Department, these nine units may be taken during the first semester of the
graduate program; comparable work taken elsewhere may reduce this re-
" Requirements for the Masters Degree: Satisfactory completion of
* ~ twenty-four semester hours of graduate work in library science, fulfillment
e of the residence requirement of 36 weeks; fulfillment of the requirement
s of a reading knowledge of one modern foreign language; preparation of a
$ thesis; and passing a final oral examination in which the student is asked
.0 to defend his thesis and also is examined on any subject matter related to
d his field.
E The residence requirement may be fulfilled by any combination of
n semesters or summer sessions which totals the required number of weeks.
` Subject to the recommendation of the Head of the Department, prospective
students who have had previous training in Library Science may take up
ne to one-third of their graduate work in courses in other departments. Such
i.- courses must be related closely to the students field of specialization.