2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2018  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog


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Welcome to Our New Online Undergraduate Catalog!

For the transition from a print catalog to a completely online version, the University of Tennessee purchased acalog™, an effective, easy to use catalog management tool created by Digital Architecture. The new catalog format contains numerous time-saving and helpful features:

  •  The site’s design mirrors the UTK website for intuitive navigation and ease of use.

  • Advanced search features allow users to locate items by course prefix, course number, exact match, or descriptive information.

  • The My Portfolio option allows users to save favorite programs and courses in a personal space which can contain virtually all the requirements needed to plan an academic program.

  • Past catalogs are easily accessible through the Archived Catalogs link.

  • Every part of the catalog contains a “print-friendly page” link that makes printing selections easy and efficient.

To learn more about the new catalog, view the Catalog User Guide . Should you have further questions, please contact the Office of the University Registrar, 209 Student Services Building, 865-974-2101.


Purpose of the Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of the university’s undergraduate academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures. The catalog should be used as a guide in planning a course of study and in meeting requirements for graduation. See the Table of Contents and Index for an overview of the information provided.

The course offerings and requirements of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are continually under examination and revision. This catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and should not be regarded as a contract between the student and the institution.

Each semester a Timetable of Classes is available on the web at http://cpo.utk.edu. The Timetable lists those courses that will be offered during the semester, as well as times and locations. Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every semester.

Current information about the university can also be found at 

The University of Tennessee Homepage     http://www.utk.edu
Office of the Chancellor     http://chancellor.tennessee.edu
Office of the University Registrar     http://registrar.tennessee.edu
Undergraduate Admissions     http://admissions.utk.edu/undergraduate
Office of the Bursar     http://web.utk.edu/~bursar
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships     http://web.utk.edu/~finaid
Office of the Dean of Students     http://web.utk.edu/~homepage
Hilltopics Student Handbook     http://web.utk.edu/~homepage/hilltopics



All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.  

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. 

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.