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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Off-Campus Programs


 Internships

Academic credit is granted in many departments for on-the-job experience which requires the application of knowledge in an agency, institution or business as a student intern. The potential for internships is available in every department. These opportunities, and others yet in the planning stage, acquaint students with career options, provide valuable work experience and help insure better job opportunities. Interested students should contact the chairperson of the appropriate department, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, or the Career Center. A special registration form must also be completed at the Registrar’s Office. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 credits in all subject areas combined (excluding SYE 490).

Africa University Program

Otterbein is an exchange partner with Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Participating students have the unique opportunity to live and learn firsthand in an African culture and attend an outstanding school alongside students from many different countries. For more information on Africa University, visit http://www.africau.edu, and contact the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.
 

Dijon, France Program

Students who have completed two terms of college-level French (French 100 and 110 or equivalent) may take advantage of an opportunity to increase their fluency and gain new cultural perspectives by studying in Dijon, France, under a program sponsored by Otterbein University. Students live in an international dormitory and take classes at the Centre International d’Etudes Francaises at the University of Bourgogne. Interested students should contact Dr. Levilson Reis in the Department of Foreign Languages.

ECC Exchange Programs

The East Central Colleges (ECC) consortium, to which Otterbein University belongs, offers eight exchange programs in the following locations:

  • Universidad Interamericana—Puerto Rico, USA
  • Universite du Quebec—Canada
  • University of Prince Edward Island—Canada
  • University of Saskatchewan—Canada
  • University of Passau—Germany
  • Universidad Blas Pascal—Argentina
  • University of Karlstad—Sweden
  • American College of Thessaloniki—Greece

Interested students should contact the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Strasbourg, France Program for Education Majors

The Foreign Language Department, in cooperation with the elementary schools of Strasbourg, France, offers a 10-week internship for students preparing to teach French in the elementary schools. Any student pursuing a degree in education with at least junior standing and at least two years of college French is eligible. Interested students should contact Dr. Levilson Reis in the Foreign Languages Department.

Irish-American Scholar Program

Annually through the Business Education Initiative (BEI) exchange program, Otterbein University receives students from Ireland and Northern Ireland, and reciprocally Otterbein students are given the opportunity to study for a semester or a full academic year at one of the several prestigious universities in Northern Ireland. Qualified students in any major who will be juniors or seniors at the time of participation are invited to apply. For further information, contact the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Derbyshire, England Student Teaching

Early Childhood Education students spend 11-12 weeks in England during the fall quarter of their senior year. Student teaching is in classrooms in the city of Derby in Derbyshire. The program involves supervision by a mentor teacher and a liaison from the University of Derby. Housing is in facilities approved and obtained by the University of Derby. Students interested in this program should begin to plan early, so that proper scheduling and budgeting of costs can occur. Successful experiences in other placements and positive recommendations regarding work ethic and flexibility will be necessary for participation. For further information, contact Dr. Karen Robinson in the Education Department.

Maastricht Program - Economics and Business Administration

Otterbein students majoring in economics, business, or accounting are invited to apply to attend Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a semester. This award-winning university is well known throughout Europe and the world for its Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum. Classes are taught in English. Maastricht students also attend Otterbein as part of the bilateral exchange between the two schools. For more information, visit http://www.unimaas.nl, and contact Dr. Allen Prindle, the program’s academic adviser, or the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Maastricht Program – Arts and Social Sciences

This bilateral exchange program was designed especially for Otterbein students majoring in history, political science, international studies and sociology, but any qualified student is invited to apply. Maastricht University in the Netherlands is an award-winning university well known throughout Europe and the world for its Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum. Classes are taught in English. For more information on Maastricht University, visit http://www.unimaas.nl, and contact Dr. Allan Cooper, the program’s academic adviser, or the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Maastricht Program – Psychology

Otterbein students majoring in Psychology are encouraged to apply to attend Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a semester. This prestigious university is well known in Europe and throughout the world for its Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum. Classes are taught in English. Maastricht students also attend Otterbein as part of this bilateral exchange. For more information on the Faculty of Psychology of Maastricht University, visit http://www.psychology.unimass.nl, and contact Dr. Robert Kraft, the program’s academic adviser, or the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Maastricht Exchange Program (General)

Otterbein students in any major are invited to apply for the two-way exchange program with the University College Maastricht of the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Classes are taught in English; credits will transfer. Students live in housing with other international students. Interested students should contact the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

McCurdy Student Teaching Internship

The Education Department, in cooperation with McCurdy School in Espanola, New Mexico, provides a 10-week student teaching experience in a private, K-12 school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. McCurdy has a very diverse student population that is 85% Hispanic, 5% Native American, and 10% Anglo. Spanish language proficiency is not necessary. Free room and board are included on the campus. Any student who has successfully completed Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Secondary Methods and has been recommended for student teaching may apply during the spring quarter of the junior year. The McCurdy Student Teaching Internship may take place autumn, winter, or spring quarter of the senior year. Interested students should contact Dr. Marlene Deringer in the Education Department.

Otterbein-Kalmar Exchange Program

Otterbein offers an exchange program with the University of Kalmar in beautiful southern Sweden. Classes are taught in English, but students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to study the Swedish language and culture while there. Interested students should see the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Otterbein-Kansai Gaidai Exchange Program

Through the exchange program between Otterbein University and Kansai Gaidai University, students from both schools have the outstanding opportunity of studying at their partner institution. Kansai Gaidai, located in Hirakata, between Osaka, one of Japan’s major cities, and Kobe, known for its historical monuments, is a prestigious international university with a new, state-of-the-art campus. Otterbein students can select from classes in the Asian Studies Program, consisting of courses taught in English in various fields, Japanese language courses, and studio art courses. Knowledge of Japanese is not a requirement, but students who have studied the language find it helpful. Application deadline: early December for Autumn, early August for Spring. Interested students should contact the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

Oxford Study Abroad Program

Through arrangements made with the Oxford Study Abroad Program (OSAP), Otterbein students in the Honors Program enroll in one-on-one tutorials given by the faculty of Oxford University in England. Honors students have the unique and outstanding opportunity of experiencing the rigorous academics and the cultural life of this world famous and historically significant institution. They are encouraged to participate in OSAP during the spring quarter of their junior year. Students wishing to enroll for a different quarter may do so in consultation with the Director of the Honors Program. Application deadlines are May 1 for Michelmas (Autumn), October 15 for Hilary (Winter), February1 for Trinity (Spring), and April 1 for Summer. Interested students should contact the Director of the Honors Program.

Student Teaching in Philadelphia, PA

Candidates student teach in Philadelphia during the fall quarter of their senior year.  The program involves supervision by a mentor teacher and a liaison from the Philadelphia Center.  Housing is in facilities approved and obtained by the Philadelphia Center.  Candidates interested in this program should begin to plan early, so that proper scheduling and budgeting of costs can occur.  For further information, contact Dr. Karen Robinson in the Education Department.

Roehampton Program

Otterbein University and Roehampton University in the Wimbledon area of London, England, conduct a bilateral exchange program during the academic year. Students in any major are eligible to apply. Participants enjoy a wide selection of courses at Roehampton and the rich cultural environment of London. Over 140 Otterbein and Roehampton students have taken part in this program since its inception in 1992. For more information on Roehampton University, visit http://www.roehampton.ac.uk, and contact the Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement.

R.O.T.C. Programs

See R.O.T.C. 

Cooperative Engineering Program

Otterbein University cooperates with Washington University in St. Louis (Dual Degree Program) and Case Western Reserve University (Binary Degree Program) leading to a B.A. degree from Otterbein University and a B.S. degree in Engineering from either Washington University in St. Louis or Case Western Reserve University. Participants in this program commonly follow a “3-2” or “4-2” schedule often entering Washington or Case Western Reserve after their junior year at Otterbein. Students choosing this enrollment pattern for Dual Degree study attend Otterbein for nine quarters/three years and then Washington or Case Western Reserve for four semesters/two years.

Both Washington University in St. Louis and Case Western Reserve University offer degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, computer science and engineering, and systems science and engineering. Washington University also offers an interdisciplinary program in environmental resources and process control systems. Case Western Reserve offers degrees in aerospace, fluid and thermal, and industrial engineering, materials science and polymer science. In addition, astronomy and biochemistry degrees are available through the binary degree program at Case Western Reserve.

The Cooperative Engineering Program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula which are typically highly structured and require longer than four years to complete. Program graduates are “liberally educated engineers” who have strong diagnostic problem solving and communications skills with a broad background in humanities and social sciences as well as a high-quality technical education. They are well prepared to gain recognition and management assignments because of the distinctive range of their skills. Interested students should contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Cross Registration thru HECC

Cross registration enables a full-time degree-seeking student in good academic standing an opportunity to register at a member Higher Education Council of Columbus (HECC) institution on a space-available basis for certain credit courses. The primary objective of cross-registration is to enrich a student’s curriculum by providing an opportunity to take a course that is never taught at Otterbein without requiring formal admission or payment of tuition to the host institution. The host institution may, however, charge for other enrollment-related fees such as laboratory or parking fees. Member HECC institutions are:

  • Capital University
  • The Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Central Ohio Technical College
  • De Vry Institute of Technology
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Mt.Carmel College of Nursing
  • Franklin University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Pontifical College Josephinum
  • Otterbein University

Participation requirements are:

  1. The student must be in good academic standing and enrolled full-time at Otterbein (12 or more hours of Otterbein coursework; this excludes the hours of the cross-registered course). If the student drops below full-time status at Otterbein, withdrawal from the cross-registered course will be required. If the cross-registered course is to be taken at an institution from which the student transferred, the student must have departed that institution in good academic standing.
  2. A course taken through HECC cannot be one that is offered by Otterbein (the determination as to whether the host institution’s course is similar to Otterbein’s will be made by Otterbein). Thus, the course cannot be substituted for requirements in the core curriculum, the major, the minor, etc.
  3. The program may not be used to resolve scheduling conflicts.
  4. The student must be able to demonstrate that any prerequisite course knowledge has already been met.

Registration requirements are:

  1. The student must first make an appointment with Otterbein’s registrar to obtain registration approval. Once approval is received, the student must then register at the host institution.
  2. A combined total of hours carried at Otterbein and the host institution may not exceed 18 unless a 3.0 GPA was achieved for a full-time load the preceding term. If a 3.0 was achieved for a full-time load, a maximum of 20 hours may be carried. No student may register for more than 20 hours in a quarter.
  3. Cross-registration is limited to one course per term and three per life time. The lifetime total is the total for all institutions attended. In other words, if two cross-registered courses are taken while enrolled at Otterbein, only one more may be taken if the student transfers to another HECC institution.
  4. The program is not available in summer.