September I 3- I 8
September 19, 8:00 A.M.
December 15, 4:so P.M.
Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshman Tests
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September I 3- I 8
September 19, 8:00 A.M.
December 15, 4:so P.M.
Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freshman Tests
T d a y Evening . . . . . ........ .Opening Service
Tuesday to Monday.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration
Wednesday to Monday. . . . . . . .Freshman Week
T d a y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cl?sses begin
Friday ............. . . . .Late Registration Fee
Friday to Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Homecoming
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Middle of Scmester
Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Th&giving Lhy
Friday .............. ..Christmas Rscess begins
3, 8:00 A.M.
Wednesday. . .Classes begin after Christmas Recess
Monday to Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Examinations
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F i t Semester cnda
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration for Second Semester
January 31, 8:00 A.M.
March 21, 4:2o P.M.
March 27, 8:00 A.M.
Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Classes begin
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Late Registration Fee
Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lincoln's Birthday
Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . ..Washington's Birthday
Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Easter Recess begins
Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Easter Recess ends
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Middle of Sunester
Thursday . . . . . . . . . . Seminary Commencement
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CollCge Examinations
Wednesday , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decomt:on Day
Friday . . . . . . - . . . . . . . ..College Commencement
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President, Minnupolia, h.
Tcfm expirw 1952
S. MICHAELSEN,Secretary, Minneapolis, Minn. Term
MR. R. E. MYHRE,Treasurer, Mirmaplis, Minn.. . . . . . . . . .Term
MR. B. A. BALERUD,
Minot, N. Dak.. .................. .Term
G. OLSON,Willmar, Minn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Term
MR. L. A. HENNINGER,
MInneapob, Minn.. .............-Term
REV. D. W. LYNGDAL,
Dulurh, Minn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Term
G. LARSON,Minneapolis, Minn.. .......... T m n
MR. EVENOSE, Thief River Falls, Minn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Term
I 95 I
expires 1g 54
DR. T. 0.BURNTVEDT,
President, Lutheran Free Church, Minneapolis, Minn.
CHRISTENSEN,President, Augsburg College a d 'I;heological
Seminary, Minneapolis, Mian.
REV. (XAF ROGNE,B u s h a Director, Augsburg College and Theological
Seminary, Minneapolis, Minn.
OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Presidmt
ARTHURNASH.. . . . . . . .Dean of tbe College and Director of Vetcrms A#&s
OLAF ROGNE......................................... Busmess Director
R. E. M n u ...............................................
................................. AStistmt Tremrer
K. BERNERDAHLEN. .................................... .Dem of Men
.................................. . D e b of Womm
.Director of Public Relations
RICHMD F. P A U ~ .
MILDRED J o u ............................................... Regktrar
...................... .Director of Teacber Pbcmrent
................................. .College Pator
........................ .Admissions C m s e b r and
Acting Executive Secretary of Alnmni Association
LARSLILLEHEI............................................... A r c h t
IRVING HOEL.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S~petvisorof Buildings and Grounds
................................... Asktat Registrar
MARY KAHN. ................................. .Director of Food Sewice
KENNETH SORENSON.................... M a # g m of M d ~ d
JAMESBUEIDE... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant in Public R e k t i m
Medical Stafl: Dr. C. R. Wall, M.D., Physician; Alice Swensen, R.N., Nurse;
Loiraine Lundh, R.N., and Camla Mosby, R.N., Assistant Nurses.
Office Staf: Beverly Hagelie, Secretary to the President; Arthur C. Engen,
Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Oflice; Anna Strand, Clerk, Treasurer's Office; Margery
Manger, Secretary, Veterans Affairs; Tena Mehus, Assistant, Registrar's O&e;
Ruth Moldenhauer and Vivian Stockmo, Secretaries, Public Relations Office;
Doris Swanson, Secretary, Alumni Oilice; Mrs. Olaf ,Rome, Secretary to the
Business Director; Carol Seaberg, Secretary, Placement Bureau; Mrs. Iris Brustad,
Secretary, Deans of Men and Women; Marguerite Hamilton, Secretary to the
College Pastor; Meriderh Foss and Mrs. George Sverdmp, Library Assistants;
Mrs. Dora Quanbeck, Mimeograph Operator; Mildred Nelson, Receptionist and
S~rpervisorof Housekeeping: Olga Hermunslie.
Head Residents: Memorial Hall, Robert Anderson; Sivertsen Hall, Milla
Thompson; Morton Hall, Margaret Sateren; Edda House, Alice Swensen.
AUGSBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
BERNHARDMARINUSCHRISTENSEN,Th.M., Ph.D., President and Professor of
A.B., Augsburg College, rgar; Augsburg Theological Seminary, rga2-zy ;
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminaq, 1927; PL.D., Hardord Seminary
Foundation, r 929. AdditionaI smdy : Columbia, Chicago, Berlin, GGttingen
Teaching: Oak. Grove Seminary, Fargo, North Dakota, 1925-26.
work, Brooklyn, New York, 1928-30. At Augsburg since 1930. Presiden
A.M., C.T., Professor Emeritus of New Testament
A.B., Stavanger Cathedral School, I 88 8; A.M., University of Oslo, I 889 ;
C.T., Augsburg Theological Seminary, I 893. Additional study: Oslo. Pastor,
M c I n d , Minnesota, I 893-4; Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1894-1902. Secretary,
Lutheran Board of Missions, 1907-19; Treasurer, 1924-28; Secretary-Treasurer, 1933-46. A t Augsburg, 1905-1940.
LARSLIUEHEI, A.M., C.T., Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology
A.B., Augsburg College, 1901; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1904; C.T.,
Augsburg Theological Seminary, 1907. Additional study: London, Chicago.
Teaching: Lutheran Bible Institute, Wahpeton, North Dakota, 1908-19;
President, 1911-14. A t Augsburg since 1919.
KARL ERMISCH,Ph.D., S.T.D., Professor Emeritus of Church History
A.B., Schwerin, 1897; C.T., Wartburg Seminary, 1900; B.D., Chicago
Theological Seminary, 1914; S.T.M., 1925 ; S.T.D., 1933 ; A.M., University
of Minnesota, 1921; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1927. Pastor, 1900-21.
Teaching: Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 1921-25; University of Minnesota, 1925-29. At Augsburg since 1928.
MELVINA. HELLAND, S.T.M., Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Secretary
of the Theological Faculty
A.B., Angsburg College, 19 I 5 ; C.T., Augsburg Theological Seminary, I 9 I 8;
S.T.M., Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1919; Ph.D., 1930. Additional study:
Grenoble, Chicago. Educational Missionary in Madagascar, I 9 z I -3 8 ; Prof essor of New Testament, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Ivory, Madagascar,
1938-40. At Augsburg since 1941.
IVERB. OLSON,Th.B., A.M., Associafe Professor of Systematic Theology
A.B., Augsburg College, 19 3 5 ; Th.B., Augsburg Theological Seminary, I 9 36;
A.M., University of Minnesota, 1941. Additional study: Chicago, Minnesota. Teaching: Oak Grove Seminary, 1936-39; University of Minnesota,
1941-46. Pastor, Sand Creek, Wisconsin, I 939-44. A t Angsburg since I 941.
A.B., Th.B., Instructor in Cburcb History
A.B., Augsburg College, 1942; C.T., Augsburg Theological Seminary, I 94 5.
Th.B., 1947. Additional study: Divinity School, University of Chicago,
1947-49. Pastor, Moose Lake, Minn., 1945-47. At Augsburg since 1949.
M. STENSVMG,S.T.M., Ph.D., Professor of OM Testament
A.B., Augsburg College, 1936; Th.B., Augsburg Theological Seminary, 1939;
S.T.M., Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1940; Ph.D., 1941. Additional
study: Johns Hopkins. Pastor, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1942-46. At Augsburg since 194s.
REV. FREDRIC NORSTAD,A.B., C.T.* Special Lect~rer, 1949-50, Director of
C b a p k c y Service, Llatheran Welfare Society of Minnesota.
O L ~ PROGNE, A.B., C.T., Lecturer in Practical Theology.
A.B., Augsburg College, 19s r ; C.T., Augsburg Theologicd Seminary, 19s5.
Additional study: Minnesota. Pastor, Henning, Minnesota, 1925-30; Duluth,
Minnesota, 1931-40. At Augsbulg since 1940.
H. N. HENDRICKSON,
A.M., C.T., Professor Emeritus of History and Latin
A.B., Augsburg College, I 89 I ; C.T., Augsburg Theological Seminary, I 897;
A.M., University of Minnesota, 1930. Additional study: Columbia. Pastor,
Superior, Wisconsin, 1897-1900. Registrar, Augsburg College, 1907-37. At
Augsburg since 1900.
LARSLILLEHEI,A.M., C.T., Profesor Emeritus of Greek
For statement of academic preparation and experience, see Theological Seminary Faculty Listing.
ALDRE,M.Ch.E., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Diploma of Chemical Engineer, Estonian State University of Technology,
Tallin, Estonia, 1941. Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: Assistant in
Chemistry, Estonian State University of Technology, 1941-42. At Augsburg
M.Ed., Director of Health and Physical Edzlcation,
A.B., Augsburg College, 1937. M.Ed., Minnesota, 1947. Teaching: High
School, 1937-41. U. S. Army, 1941-46. At Augsburg since 1946.
A.B., C.T., Assistant Professor of Religion
A.B., Augsburg College, 1930; C.T., Augsburg Theological Seminary, 1934.
Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: High School, 1930-3 I. Pastor,
Tacoma, Washington, 1935-39. At Augsburg, 1934-35 , and since 1939.
cooperation with the Lutheran Welfare Scciety of Minnesota.
ANDERSON,A.M., Instructor in Speecb
B.S., Univeisity of Minnesota, 1946; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1950;
Teachiing: University of Vermont. U. S. Navy, 1946. A t Augburg since
HENRYBERTNESS,A.M., I n s t m t o r in Education
A.B., Augshwg College, 1947; U. S. Navy, 1943-46; A.M., University of
Minnesota, 1948; Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: Tacoma Public
Schools, 1948-49. A t Ausburg since 1949.
WILLIAMW. BOARDMAN,JR., M.S., P.h.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
AB., C m College, 1938; M.S., University of Iowa, 1940; Ph.D., 1942.
Teaching: South Dakota School of Mines, 1942-43. Reseatch Chemist, U. S.
Government Service, 1943-49. A t Augsburg since I 949.
ESTELLEG. BRENDEN,A:B., B.S. in L.S., Assistant Librarian
A.B., Augsburg College, 1928; B.Mus., MacPhail School of M d c , 1930;
B.S. in L.S., University of Minnesota, 1948. Additional study: Colorado
.and Minnesota. Teaching: High School, 1928-47. A t Augsburg since 1947.
K. BERNERDAHLEN, A.M., Dean of Men and Associate Professor of English
A.B., Augsburg College, 1931; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1940. Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: High School, 193 1-1939; Cmby-Ironton Junior College, 1940-41. U. S. Army Air Forces, 1942-45. At Augsburg
KARLERMISCH, Ph.D., S.T.D., Prof essor Emeritus of German
For statement of academic preparation and experience, see Theological
Seminary Faculty listing.
FLOYDF. FOSLIEN,M.Ed., Instructor in Physical Education and Mathematics
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1947; M.Ed., 1949. Additional study: Minesota. U. S. Marines, 1943-46. At Augsburg since 1947.
A.M., Admissions Counselor and Acting Executive Secretary of Alumni Association
A.B., Augsburg College, 1934; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1942. High
School Teaching and Administration: 1934-1944, 1946-1949. U. S. Naval
Reserve, 1944-46. At Augsburg since 1949.
A.B., Instructor in Philosophy and History
JOHN E. HANSON,
A.B., Augshrg College, 1948. Additional study: University of Minnesota.
U. S. Marine Corps, 1945-46. A t Augsburg since 1949.
MELVIN A. HELLAND,
S.T.M., Ph.D., Professor of Greek and Religion
For statement of academic preparation and experience, see Theological Seminary Faculty listing.
HOLMAN,A.B., M.S., Instructor in Bacteriology
A.B., University of h'ii~esota,1943; M.S., 1947. Additional study: Minnesota. Teachiing: University of Minnesota Bacteriology and Surgery Department, 1948-49. At Augsburg since 1950.
ALMA M. JENSEN, A.M., Assistant Professor of Socidogy
A.B., Colorado State College of Education, 1927; A.M., 1928. Additional
study: Minnesota, Copenhagen. Teaching: Eastern State Teachers College,
Madison, South Dakota, 192 1-2 5; Dickinson State Teachers College, 192836; Colorado State College of Education, 1936-37. Educational research:
University of Minnesota and State Department of Education, 1937-39; Minnesota Historical Society, 1941-44. A t Augsburg since 1943.
J. VERNONJENSEN, A.M., Instructor in Speecb
A.B., Augsburg College, 1947; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1948. Additional study: Minnesota. U. S. Army, 1943-46. A t Augsburg since 1948.
MUDREDV. JOEL, A.M., Registrar
A.B., Augsbusg College, 1940; University of Saskatchewan, 1940-41; A.M.,
University of Minnesota, 1947. Teaching: High School, Hudson, Ontario,
1941-44. Lutheran Bible Institute, Outlook, Sask., 1944-46. A t Augsburg
LOIS R. ~IBPER,B.S., I n s t m t o r in Pbysical Education
B.S., University of Nebraska, 1948. Teaohing: St. Olaf College, 1948-49.
A t Augsburg since 1949.
PHILLIP A. KILDAHL, A.M., Associate Professor of History
A.B., Augsburg College, 1935; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1939. Additional study: Minnesota, Augsburg Theological Seminary, Luther Theological
Seminary. U. S. Army 1943-46. At Augsburg since 1941.
MMI B. KINGSLEY, A X , Instructor in Spanish
A.B., Mupville College, I 93 6; A.M., University of Mexico, 1944. Additional
study: Columbia. Teaching: Wagner College, Staten Island, N. Y., 1941-42;
Friends School, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1946-47. A t Augsburg since 1947.
J. KLEVEN,Ph.D., Professor of History and Political Science
A.B., Augsburg College, 1922; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1930; Ph.D.,
1941. Teaching: High School, 1922-3 5; Wheaton College, 1946-47. A t
Augsburg, 1937-46, and since 1947.
KLINNER, B.S., Instructor in H m e Economics
B.S., Stout Institute, 1944. Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: Fairmont High School, 1944-47; Bemidji High School, 1947-49. A t Augsburg
BJARNEE. LANDA,A.M., Associate Professor of Germunic h g u u g e s
A.B., Vou State College, Norway, 1925; A.B., University of Southern California, 1928; A.M., 1930. Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: High
S C ' ~1930-3
I ; University of Minnesota, 1938-42; Fisk University, 194547. U. S. 09ice of Censorship, 1942-45. A t Augsburg since 1947.
AUDREYLANDQUIST,M.Mus., I n s t m t o r in P k o and Organ
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1940; B.Mus., MacPhail School of Music,
1940; M.Mus., 1944. Teaching: MacPhail School of Music since 1937. At
Augsburg since 1946.
CLAYTONLEFEVERE,B.S., LLB., Instructor in Speech
B.S., University of Minnesota Law School, 1946, LL.B., 1948. U. S. Army
Air Forces, 1943-41. Law ~racticesince 1949. A t Augsburg since 1946.
A.M., Associate Professor of Ronrcnrce Lungwges
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1922; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1926.
Additional study: M i e s o t a . Teaching: High School, 1922-24; University
of Minnesota, 1924-26. A t Augsburg since 1926.
LMDQUIST,M.S., Instructor in Pbysics and Mathematics
B.S., Iowa State College, 1948; M.S., Iowa State College, 1949. Additional
study: Minnesota. Teaching: Iowa State College. U. S. Army, 1943-44;
U. S. Navy, 1944-46. A t Augsbwg since 1949.
SHIRLEYPUTNAMMILLER, Ph.D., Lecturer in Biology
B.S., South Dakota State College, 1903; A.M., University of Minnesota,
1904; Ph.D., 1922. Additional study: Berlin, Munich, Chicago. Teaching:
b u t h Dakota State College, 1904-08, 1912-20; University of Minnesota,
1920-46. A t Augsburg since 1946.
JOHN MILTON, A.B., Instructor in Englisb
A.B., University of Minnesota, 1948. Additional study: Minnesota. Armed
Faces, 1943-46. At Augsburg since 1949.
GERDAMORTENSEN,A.M., Dean of Women mad Professor
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1923 ; A.M., Columbia University, 1928.
Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: Junior High School, 1917-21; Hank- Private School, Hmkow, China, 1934-35. A t Augsburg since 1923.
ARTHURNASH, Ph.D., Dean of the College, Director of Veterans Afiairs, and
Professor of Biology
A.B., Augsburg College, 1922; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1938. Additional study: M i e s o t a ; Seminar to Australia, 1934-35. U. S. Army Air
Forces, 1942-46. A t Augsburg since 1922. Dean since 1946.
EDOR C. NELSON,A.B., M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Physical Education and
Cocch of Football and ~ k e b a l l
A.B., Augsburg College, 1938; M.Ed., University of Minnesota, 1948.
Teaching: High School, 1938-41. U. S. Army, 1941-46. A t Augsburg since
JACKNIENABER,B.B.A., A.M., Instructor in Accolrnting and Business Administrotion
B.B.A., University of Minnesota, 1947; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1949.
U. S. Army, 1943-46. At Augsburg since 1949.
Th.B., A.M., Associate Professor of Scandinavian
For statement of academic preparation and experience, see Theological Seminary Faculty listing.
HENRY P. OPSETH, B.Mus., Professor of Mwic
B.Mus., St. Olaf College, 1913. Additional study: Piano under Madame
Chenevert (Minneapolis), 1916; cello and composition with Jessie Law
(Northfield, Minn.) and L. Paladeaux (Chicago), 1918-19; orchestra conducting with Eugene Ormandy. Private teaching and professional service,
1914-17, 1920-zr; U. S. Army, 1917-18. A t Augsburg &ce 1922.
F. PAUTZ,A.B., Director of Pzlblic Relations
A.B., Augsburg College, 1937. Additional study: Minnesota; Minnesota
School of Business. U. S. Department of Labor, 1943-44. U. S. Navy, 194446. A t Augsburg since 1938.
ANNE PEDERSON,A.M., Assistmat Professor of English
A.B., Augsburg College, 1932; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1945. Additional study: Mbnesota. Teaching: High School, 1945-46; San Mateo Junior
College, San Mateo, California, one semester, 1946. A t Augsburg, 1932-44,
and since 1946.
Private study in Germany with Conrad Ansorge (Pupil of Liszt), and with
Albert Jonas (Pupil of Rubinstein), 1905-1908. Teaching: St. Ol'af College,
1901; Lutheran Ladies Seminary, Red Wing, 1903-05; Albert Lea College,
1908-16; Private teaching, 1916-30. A t Augsburg since 1930.
QUANBECK,A.M., Professor of Edzccation
A.B., Augsburg College, 1929; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1933. Additional study: Minnesota. High school administration, Mantorville, Minnesota,
1929-3 6. Teaching: Waldorf College, 1936-3 8. Registrar, Augshrg College, 1939-46; Dean, 1942-46. A t Augsburg since 1938.
STANLEYJ. REMENESKI, B.Chem., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.Chem., University of Minnesota, 1942. Additional study: Minnesota. U. S.
Army, 1942-46. Minnesota State Board of Health, 1946-47. At Augsburg
PAULI. ROTH,A.B., Assistant in Chemistry
A.B., Augsburg College, 1949. Additional study: Minnesota. U. S. Marine
Corps, 1943-1945. At Augsburg since 1949.
LELANDB. SATEREN,A.M., Associate Professor of Music
A.B., Augsburg College, 1935; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1943. Additional study: Composition with Donald Ferguson (Minneapolis), 1941-43.
Teaching: High School, 1935-39. hiusic Director, Radio Station KUOM,
University of Minnesota, 1940-43. Educational Director, Civilian Public
Service, 1944-46. A t Augsburg 1941-43, and since 1946.
SATEREN,A.B., instructor in English
A.B., Augsburg College, 1937. Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching:
High School, 1937-47. At Augsburg since 1949.
RUTH SEGOLSON,M.S., Associate Professor of Home Economics
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1925; M.S., 1938. Teaching: High School,
1925-28 ; University of Minnesota, 1928-44; Washington State College,
Summer, 1936. At Augsburg since 1944.
A.B., G.T., Instructor m Philosopby and Religion
A.B., St. Olaf College, 1944; G.T., Luther Theological Seminary, 1947.
Additional study: Mhesota. A t Augsburg since 1947.
B.Mw., Assistant Professor of Ma&
B.Mus., MacPhail School of Music, 1925. Additional study: Chicago College
of Music. Private study: Mynn F. Stoddard, H d i n Hunt, Herbert Witherspoon, Oscar Seagle, Graham Reed. Teaching: St. Olaf College, 1920-23,
1937-41, 1944-. A t Augsbulg since 1922.
GEORGESOBERG,A.B., Professor of Mutbemtics
A.B., Augsburg College, 1926. Additional study: Minnesota, Augsburg
Theological Seminary. A t Augsburg since 1926.
PAULG. SONNACK,A.B., Th.B., Instructor in Religion
For statement of academic preparation and experience, see Theological Suninary Faculty listing.
PAUL L. SPOONER,JR., A.B., LLB., Instructor in Business Jkw
A.B., University of Minnesota, 1931; LLB., 1937. With Civil Aeronautics
Board, 1939-42. U. S. Navy, 1942-41. Law practice, 1937-39, and since
1945. A t Augsburg since 1947.
hf. STENSVMG,S.T.M., Ph.D., Professor of Religion
For statement of academic preparation and experience, see Theological Seminary Faculty listing.
A.B., C.T., College Pastor and Assistant Professor of
A.B, Augsburg College, 1943; C.T., Augsburg Theological Seminary, 1944.
Pastor, Mora, Minnesota, 1944-47. A t Augsburg since 1947.
P. A. SVEEGGEN,
A.M., Professor of English, Secretary of the General P m l t y
A.B., University of Minnesota, 1908; A.M., 1909. Additional study: Minnesota, Chicago. Teaching: Assistant in English, University of Minnesota,
1908-10; ~fllsworthCollege, 1913-15. At Augsburg since 1915.
A.M., Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Science
A.B., St. Olaf College, 1920; B.S. in Lib.Sc., University of Minnesota, 1939;
A.M., 1944. Additional study: Minnesota. With Zion Society for Israel,
1922-28. Teaohiing: High School, 1929-3 6. Eau Claire Public Library, I 93638. At Augsburg since 1940.
GERALDTHORSON,A.M., Instructor in English
A.B., Augsburg College, 1943; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1948. Additional study: Grenoble, Wisconsin, Oslo, Minnesota. U. S. Army, 1943-46.
A t Augsburg since 1946.
THUT, A.B., M.Mus., Instructor in Voice
A.B., Goshen College, 1923; B.Mus., American Conservatory of Music,
1929; M.Mus., 1936. Teaching: Bethel College, 1924-27; American Conservatory of Music, 1931-41; Colorado State College of Education, 1946-47.
A t Augsburg since 1947.
VERATHUT,B.Mus., Instructor in Piano
B.Mus., American Conservatory of Music, 1927. Additional study: American Conservatory of Music and Minnesota; Master Class Work with Silvio
Scionti; Robyn Normal Teachers Training Course; Studied under Kurt
Wanieck. Teaching: American Conservatory of Music, 1926-46; Colorado
State College of Education, 1946-47. A t Augsburg since 1947.
Jam S. TORSTENSON,
A.M., Assistant Professor of Sociology
A.B., Augsburg College, 1938; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1940. Additional study: Minnesota. Director of Education and Public Relations, Midland Cooperative Wholesale, 1945-47. A t Augsburg, 1938-42, and since
ERLINGJ. URDAHL,A.M., Associate Professor of Biology and Psychdogy
A.B., Concordia College, 1930; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1940. Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: High School, 193 1-35. P , ~ c i p a l Cannon
Falls, Minnesota, 1935-41. Az Augsburg College since 1943.
hvmc H. WALLACE, B.B.A., A.M., Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.B.A., Univerity of Minnesota, 1939; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1948.
Additional study: Minnesota. Teaching: University of Minnesota, 1947-49.
U. S. Army, 1945. A t Augsburg since 1949.
R u m l v h u x s o ~ZIEMANN, A.B., Instructor in Secretarial Science
A.B., Luther College, 1949. Teaching: High School, 1949 (second semester).
A t Augsburg since 1949.
COMh4ITTEES OF THE FACULTY
Faculty Council: N u h , Miss Joel, Dahlen, Miss Mortensen, Stensvaag, Torstenson, Landa, Soberg, Nelson, Thut, Rogue, Christensen.
Cmrricdum: Nash, Sveeggen, Christensen, Quanbeck, Miss Joel, Helland, Stensvaag.
Admissions and Scbohship: Miss Joel, Dahlen, Nash, Kleven, Miss Mortensen,
H. N. Hanson.
Personnel: Dahlen, Miss Joel, Miss Mortensen, E. W. Anderson, Urdahl, Strommen.
Library: Nash, N. C. Anderson, Olson, Miss Segolson, Shoemaker.
Atbkfics: Soberg, Kildahl, Pautz, E. W. Anderson, Nelson, Sonnack.
Socid: Miss Mortensen, Mrs. Lindemann, Torstenson, Miss Segolson.
Studies: Quanbeck, Olson, Remeneski, Miss Tangjerd, Landa.
Convocations: Miss Jensen, L. Sateren, Thorson.
Student-Famlty: Quanbeck, Urdahl, Miss Mortensen, Foslien.
AudieVis1~1Education: Urdahl, N. C. Anderson, Quanbeck.
HISTORY AND AIMS
T h e educationai purposes of Augsburg College and Theological
Seminary spring from the conviction that Christianity is rhe fundamental force for good in human life. All rhe aims of rhe College,
as well as those of the Seminary, are bound together by this principle. To express more distinctty the meaning of this, the following statement of aims has been formulated by the College faculty:
T o lead the studemt to a deeper understanding and pe~sonal
realization of the truth and power of the Chr3stian Gospel, to
the end that he may become an effective participant in the
evangelical and missionary task of the Church and an earnest
advocate of the Christian way of life both for the individual and
To fawiliarize fbe d t ~ d e n twith the rult7~r.cof 01tr owrt a d
other rhilizothtr~,not only for the enjoyment this knowledge
aÂ£fords but also for the development of a more sympathetic
understanding of our fellow men throughout the world.
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T o cultivate in the student a Cht-istian social spirit, in order
that he may realize in his life a right balance between what he
expects of others and the service he will render his fellow men.
T o teach the shcdefzt to discijlitre his own urges, interests,
ambitions, and Aemunds in a way that will effectively contribute toward the development of good character.
T o train the studercf in scientific methods of study and also
develop his understanding of the relations of science to the
welfare of humanity.
To stirnd.de intellectuul iderest and dewelup schhzrly insight, so that the student may learn to think with accuracy
and comprehension at the same time as he experiences an understanding of truth which will help him to integrate the findings of science with the deepest spiritual reality.
T o a w b n and foster in the student an intelligent appreciatfon and enjoyment of the best in the fields of the fine arts.
T o guide the student in the 1cnderstading of sochd relationsb@s in order that he may take his place in groups and gatherings with propriety and grace, motivated in his conversation
and conduct by the principles of Christian courtesy and sincerity.
T o provide guidance for the studeat in the discovery and
clarification of his aptitudes and his Zife purposes so that as
early as possible he may plan his educational program wisely.
T o t r h s t d e n t s in voc~tionaland professicmctl lines, giving full preparation for high school teaching, business administration, home economics, and parish work; furnishing partial
training towards the study of medicine, dentistry, nursing, engineering, law, and social service, and offering a four-year
college course preparing for the study of theology.
T o help the student develop certain skills, as in language,
music, physical activities, use of the library, laboratory work,
and typewriting, together with other skills, which will increase
his egciency in the various relationships of life.
T o aford tbe student wblesome r e m e a t i d experieme which
will contribute toward an effective use of leisure time and develop such qualities as leadership, sportsmanship, and self-control, with good recreational habits, thus providing a constant
source of social and personal satisfaction.
T o iastrzcct the student in principles, attjtudes, and ideas
pertaining t o health, and also to train him in practices and
skills which will promate his physical and mental well-being
and make him better fit to meet the responsibilities of life.
The work of the whole institution, both the Seminary and the
College, is done on the basis of Christianity. The students who
come are invited to take up their college work with the distinct
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course was thoroughly revised in conformity with modern developments. As a result of this and of subsequent growth, the strictly
classical course has been largely modified and supplemented by
social and scientific studies and a more general emphasis upon the
study of the humanities. During 'the past ten years Majors' have
been added in the fields of Business Administration, Sckiology,
Physical Education, Music, and Home Economics. Until 1921
only men were admitted, but in that year coeducation was introduced.
In the Theological Seminary there has likewise been introduction
of new courses and enlargement of the faculty. Standards of admission have been raised so that a bachelor's degree or equivalent
is now the required scholastic preparation. While the Theological
Seminary has its own organization, the Seminary and the College
function in close cooperation. Long experience has proved such
an arrangement mutually wholesome and stimulating.
Five Presidents have served Augsburg during the course of its
history. The terms of oflice of two of these cover a span of over
half a century. The first President was August Weenaas, who
served from 1869 to 1876. He was succeeded by Georg Sverdrup,
I 876 t o 1907. Sven Oftedal served from 1907 to 191I and was
followed by George Sverdru~,whose term extended from I 9 I I to
1937. H. N. Hendrickson served as Acting President from 1937
until the election of Bernhard Christensen in 1938.
From I 870 to I 890, Augsburg was supported by the NorwegianDanish Lutheran Conference. The merger of that church body
with two others, in 1890, resulted in the aililiation of Augsburg
with the newly created United Norwegian Lutheran Church. Due
to ditFerences concerning the control of Augsburg a division arose,
and in 1897 congregations whose sympathies were deeply rooted in
Augsburg formed the Luthcrzn Free Church. The resulting close
association, in educational and spiritual activity, of Augsburg and
the Lutheran Free Church has been marked by complete harmony
of purpose and ideals for more than haIf a century.
The control exercised by the Lutheran Free Church is indirect.
The Annual Conference of the Church nominates the members
of the Augsburg Corporation and the Board of Trustees. The Cor-
poration through the Board of Trustees exercises direct control
over property, finance, and personnel. Academic control is vested
in the President and the Faculty.
In addition to the income from student tuition and fees, which
has materially increased with the growth and development of the
College, the chief hancial support of the institution comes from
the congregations of the Lutheran Free Church. In recent years a'
growing circle of friends also outside the Lutheran Free Church,
both alumni and others, have contributed financially t o the support of the school. Augsburg welcomes and invites such support on
the part of all who believe in her program of vital Christian education.
Augsburg College is a member of the Association of American
college& the National Lutheran Educational Conference, the Association of Minnesota Colleges, and the State Council of Minnesota Colleges.
BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT
Augsburg College and Theological Seminary is located in the
Riverside Park area of South Minneapolis, across the Mississippi
River from the University of Minnesota and within walking distance of the main business section of the city. Science Hall, containing the administration oaces, is located at the corner of Seventh Street and Twenty-first Avenue South. Augsburg students
have the advantage of getting their college education in a metropolitan center pulsating with industrial, social, and cultural activities. They have access to libraries, museums, and art collections.
They may hear the best music and lectures. They may contact
modern life at one of its focal points.
The Main, erected in 1900, contains the Chapel, the Library,
the Seminary classrooms and osces, and a number of college classrooms and ogces.
Science Hall, erected in 1948-49 and taken into use at the beginning of the present school year, is a large and completely modern college building. I t includes, besides the administration offices, well-equipped laboratories for Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
and Home Economics, as well as the student organization offices,
the Student Center, a small auditorium, classrooms,. and faculty
offices. On the fourth floor is the Tower Prayer Chapel.
Sverdrup-Oftedal Memorial Hall, erected in 1938, is a modern,
fireproof dormitory affording living quarters for about 150 men.
On the ground floor of this building is the college cafeteria and
Sivertsen Hall, acquired in 1939, is a splendid dormitory accommodating about 50 women. Plans are under way for the
erection of an addition to this dormitory.
Morton Hall, erected in 1888, and Edda House, purchased and
remodeled in 1948, are smaller dormitories for women, each accommodating about 2 0 students.
During 1947 two new buildings were added, both located on
23rd Avenue across the Square from the older part of the Campus.
The Gymnasium, a well-built and well-equipped temporary structure, was erected for the College by the Federal Works Agency
as a part of a program providing educational facilities for veterans.
The Music Hall, formerly the Tabernacle Baptist Church, was
acquired by purchase, and remodeled to serve the needs of the
Quite a number of dwellings have been acquired in recent years
in the expanded campus area, which are used for faculty and
student housing until this need can be met through more permanent structures. Also three temporary housing units have been
erected by the Federal Works Agency on the campus ground.
The President's Home, a beautiful residence of modern architectural design, located at the south of the Square, was erected in
Some years ago the beginning was made of a Museum for the
school. Members of the Alumni Association have presented manv
valuable gifts. There are several collections: a Madagascar Col-
lection, a Santal Collection, and a considerable collection of rare
minerals, curios, etc. Contributions should be sent to Prof. L.
In the spring of 1929 the Augsburg Archive Society was organized. The purpose of this organization is to gather and preserve
documents, books, and other articles of historical value. To house
the Archives a fire-proof room which was provided in the Main
has been replaced recently by a large room on the ground floor of
Science Hall. Here are now found a fine collection of periodicals,
old and rare books, manuscripts, letters, and pictures, and also
about ~ , o o ovolumes of Norwegian-American literature, affording rich resources for scholarly research. Further contributions
to the Archives should be sent to Prof. L. Lillehei, Archivist.
The collectio~sin the Library aggregate about 26,000 volumes
exclusive of pamphlets.
Two hundred of the best periodicals, and pamphlets dealing
with popular subjects, and a number of serials devoted to the interests of special fields are received currently.
Students have access to the Library daily from 7:45 A. M. to
1o:oo P. M. On Saturday the Library closes at 4:00 P. M.
In the Twin City area other libraries are located which make
their holdings available to Augsburg students, notably, the St.
Paul and Minneapolis public libraries, the latter of which issues
library cards to out-of-town students for each school year; the
James Hill Reference Library in St. Paul, which has one 'of the
finest reference collections in the Northwest; and the University
of Minnesota Library, which is within walking distance of the
Augsburg campus and is a splendid source of materials for research
papers. Each year Augsburg students make extensive use of all
The laboratories of the Natural Sciences are located in the
Three laboratories and two storerooms for Biology are located
on the second floor; three laboratories and a large storeroom for
Chemistry, and a laboratory and the two storeroams for Physics
are located on the third floor.
To facilitate instruction the callege provides many excellent
visual and auditory aids. Available for classroom use, and for the
use of other college activities, are the following: 16mm. sound
movie projector, 3 I / q q inch slide projector (several), 2 y ' ~ 2 yslide
projector, Balopticon, sound ampliiication system, film strip projector, magnetic tape recording machine. There is also a well
equipped photography department.
The Auditorium in Science Hall is fully equipped for visual
education classes and lectures. Several classrooms are also provided
with facilities for projection.
The Book Shoppe of The Messenger Press is located at 2120
Riverside Avenue, one block from the campus. Here are readily
available not only text-books, stationery, and supplies, but $50 a
fine selection of Christian literature.
For Theological students, tuition is free. For statement of
Seminary expenses, see page 92. The tuition for the College students is $ I 50.00 a semester.
Students registered for more than the maximum number of
credit hours (17 in the College) are charged at the rate of $6.00
for each additional credit hour a week per semester.
Special students will pay a t the rate of $ I 3.00 per credit hour
up to I I credits. Those who register for 12 or more credit hours
will pay the regular tuition charge.
The fee for auditing a course is $6.00 per credit hour.
Special students and auditors enrolled for 5 hours or more of
class work per week pay the student activity fee.
Tuition in College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ I 5 0.00
This covers instruction, laboratory fees, health service, use of the
library, and admission to all athletic events.
Books, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .zo.oo to 3 5.00
Student activity fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Matriculation fee (for those registering the first time). . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mail box fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Board, approximately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140.00
Total, approximately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,375 .oo to 390.00
NOTE:See page 28 for information concerning opportunities for
part-time employment to assist in meeting expenses.
All bills for tuition, room, and board are payable in advance at
the beginning of each semester. When necessary, special arrangements may %e made with the Treasurer for partial payment and
payment of the remainder in monthly installments. A charge of
fifty cents per month is made on such installment payments, if
the balance is over $25.00; otherwise twenty-five cents per month.
All accounts must be paid before a student is permitted to register
for a new semester.
Exchange will be charged on all out-of-town checks.
Students who cancel their registration before the middle of any
semester pay tuition at the rate of $9.00 per week for the time
during which they have been in attendance. Students who cancel
out after the middle of the semester receive no refund of tuition.
No refunds are made of the Matriculation and Student Activity
Payments for board and room are refunded in proportion to
the time students have been in residence.
Subject to change.
Late registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $
Change of registration unless the change is necessary because
of errors in registering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration with the Teacher Placement Bureau. . . . . . . .
Teacher Placement fee, depending upon the method of placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.00 to
Diploma fee, for seniors in both the College and the Seminary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Final examinations taken at another hour than the one
scheduled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examination making up an incomplete or a condition. . . . .
Comprehensive examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Piano for credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 5-00
Voice for credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Organ for credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5 -00
Class instruction in voice for credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Piano rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Organ rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
STUDENT COMMUNITY LIFE
The influences which mould life and character on a college campus are of many kinds. While the exercises of classroom, laboratory,
and library form the organizing basis of college activity, they need
to be supplemented by other than academic forces. These intangible
but very real supplementary influences have much to do with
creating the spirit of an institution. At Augsburg definite emphasis is placed upon the maintenance of a wholesome spirit of
Christian community living. Students are urged to give conscious
attention to this personal and spiritual side of their development
and thus contribute toward the prevalence of a vital and happy
Christian atmosphere on the campus.
I t is the earnest desire of those who direct the policies of Augsburg that the institution may constantly be permeated by an at-
mosphere in which the quest for Truth as it is in Christ is prayerfully fostered in the life of each student.
In order to help toward attaining these goals the faculty and
students gather in chapel every day for a brief meditation upon
the Word of God and the deepest needs of the human soul. Regular attendance is expected of all students. All students are required to register for two class hours per week in one of the courses
&red in Religion. There are numerous voluntary religious activities in which students are urged to participate. Spiritual Emphasis Week is heId twice each year. It is assumed that every Augsburg student will find a church home in Minneapolis and attend
its services regularly.
Augsburg's location in Minneapolis gives its students unique
opportunities to make use of some of the finest educational and
cultural advantages which the Northwest has to offer. Excellent
art collections are to be found in The Minneapolis Institute of
Arts and the Walker Art Gallery. The Twin City libraries are
large and extensive in their services. The Historical Museum in
St. Paul gives access to large collections of historical material.
In the Twin Cities are located both the University of Minnesota
and several colleges, affording contacts which are conducive to intellectual and cultural stimulus and development.
Regular convocation programs are held a t Augsburg &roughout
the year. These programs aim to acquaint the campus community
with outstanding personalities and problems in various fields. A
wide range of interests is covered, including the scientzc, political,
social, religious, and artistic.
STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES
The coordination of the many ~ersonnelservices is the responsibility of a twelve-member Faculty Council headed by the Dean
of the College. Individual members of the Council or subcommittees direct the various activities, which include academic and
personal counseling, housing and food service, recreation and
health, employment and placement, and student activities.
The Luther League, the Mission Society, the Lutheran Student
Association, the National Student Association Council, and a
large number of departmental and special interest clubs are directly supervised by the Student Council. A Student-Faculty committee of eight members promotes and supervises student activities
serving as a liaison between the Faculty and Student Councils.
The counseling program for new students begins as soon as the
Admissions and Scholarship Committee has approved their applications. All available data concerning each prospective student are
combined with test results obtained during Freshman Week for
use during registration.
Each new student is assigned a faculty counselor, generally on
the basis of mutual academic interest. This assignment continues
for the first two years. At a scheduled period during Freshman
Week, the student meets with his counselor for registration. At
least three additional counseling periods are scheduled for each
semester. Whenever he feels the need, the student is encouraged
to see his counselor for help to discover and develop as fully as p a sible his latent abilities. Upper-class students are counseled by
their major advisers.
Additional counseling is provided for the students by the use
of student counselors. Each entering Freshman is assigned a student counselor, who works with a faculty counselor in each instance. The program is organized by a Student Counselor Steering Committee working with the Personnel Committee.
Adjustment to college is one of several subjects introduced during Freshman Week. The various phases of this important problem of personal adjustment are given thorough study in the Orientation course which meets one hour per week throughout the
first semester. Vocational possibilities within the divisional organization of the College are presented and course sequences are discussed. Personal and health probl&s, social adjustment, vocational and educational aims are examined from the point of view
of individual needs.
Special problems in counseling are referred to the Personnel
Committee, which is composed of a member of the Department of
Christianity, the Registrar, a professor of Psychology, the Director
of Physical Education, the Dean of Women, and the Dean of Men,
who serves as chairman. The administration of the counseling
program is the work of the Personnel Committee.
A system of referral makes available to any student the resources
and special abilities of the entire faculty. Through all phases of
the counseling program, the primary aim is the welfare of the individual student.
The personal problems of the students are dealt with in the light
of the following spiritual purposes and ideals. It is expected
of each student that his life, conduct, and influence, both on and
off campus, shall be worthy of a member of a Christian College.
Those who do not feel drawn to this quality of life and to the
fellowship in which it is nourished should not seek to be enrolled
at Augsburg. A truly Christian spirit and environment must be
the product of the united effort and prayer of faculty, students,
The Christian ideals of Augsburg give no room for such demoralizing practices as gambling, drinking, frequenting of public
dances, indiscriminate attendance at movies, and objectionable
card playing. Students enrolled at Augsburg must, therefore, not
participate in such practices.
Augsburg reserves the right t o dismiss or to discipline any student who is not amenable t o advice and direction. The school likewise reserves the right to dismiss any student whose general conduct or influence is unwholesome. Such a student may be removed
although no formal charge is made against him.
"No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures." To learn to enjoy the
right form of recreational activities is an important aspect of preparation for life. A t Augsburg there is a definite attempt to encourage the formation of helpful recreational habit-patterns, not
only as regards the definitely planned play-program supervised and
directed by the Department of Physical Education, but as regards
the use of leisure time in general. Wholesome social activities of
many kinds are fostered and encouraged. Also in this area the goal
is "to see all things through the eyes of Christ."
The Stdent Center, in the new Science Hall, serves as a social,
cultural, and conference area for students. During the day, students use the Center as a general reading and committee room.
The campus post o6ce is adjacent to the Student Center, as
are also The Student Council Room and The Echo and The Augsburgian o0ices.
The Prayer Chapel in the tower of the new Science Hall is open
at all times for quiet meditation and prayer. Smaller groups may
request the use of the chapel for devotional meetings.
A room for off campus men is located in Sverdrup-Oftedal
Memorial Hall and for off campus women in Morton Hall.
All students who are not living at home are required to room in
the College dormitories, unless permission to room elsewhere is
granted by one of the Deans. Such permission must be secured
before final arrangements are made.
Residents in dormitories are required to take their meals in the
College dining hall except those students who are employed away
from the College. The charges for room and board are payable in
The residence halls are open for the occupancy of students on
the day preceding the beginning of registration. Temporary arrangements may be made for students who have permission to
come early to seek employment. Meals are served commencing on
the morning of the first. day of registration.
Dormitories are officially closed daring all vacations within
twenty-four hours after the last session of -class work except by
special arrangement with the Deans.
Dormitory residents are held responsible for breakage or injury
to the furniture and furnishings.
The College believes in the educational value of group living
under faculty supervision. It is expected that life in the dormitories should foster the development of Christian character, selfcontrol, and consideration for the rights of others.
This dormitory for men, erected in 1938, accommodates about
students. The modern arrangement of the dormitory, with its
suites of two rooms for every three or four students, helps to make
this an inviting College home for men. The rooms are furnished
except for bedding and linen.
The college operates a cottage plan of supervised residences for
women, pending the building of the planned additions to Sivertsen
College-operated residences for women include Sivertsen Hall,
2323 South Sixth Street, which houses fifty; Morton Hall, 730
rznd Avenue South, which houses twenty; Edda House, 2222 7%
Street South, which houses twenty-four.
Rooms are furnished except for bedding and linens. Laundry
facilities are provided in each unit.
Assignment of rooms is made after the first of August. An
attempt is made to assign the rooms so as to meet the student
interests and needs, and to create congenial housing units.
Sivertsen Hall, acquired in 1939 through the generosity of Dr.
Ivar Sivertsen, accommodates about fifty Freshman women students. The first floor has a large reception room used for social
functions. In the basement are a kitchenette and a recreation room.
Applications for rooms should be sent as soon as a student is
notified of his acceptance. Applicants will be assigned to dormitory
rooms in the order in which their applications are received.
Rooms are assigned to present occupants of the dormitories by
August first. After that, they are assigned to new applicants in
the order of application.
Students who cannot be accommodated in permanent dormitories may find rooms in temporary housing units. Rooms in approved private homes are also available. Arrangements for these
rooms are made through the Personnel Office.
For married students, the college has two temporary housing
buildings, each accommodating four families.
The ground floor of the Sverdrup-Oftedal Memorial Hall houses
a cafeteria and dining-haall, a social room, and a private diningroom.
All students, campus and off campus, share in the privilege of
using these service units. The dining-hall will furnish food at
cost to student groups, for special parties or picnics.
The program of health service is in charge of the Director of
Physical Education and Recreation, who is assisted by the School
Physician and the School Nurse. It includes regular physical examinations, corrective measures where needed, and a school-wide
program of recreation and physical training. Infirmary Rooms are
provided for the use of those who are ill. The ogce is in Room I I I,
Students, faculty, and staff have chest X-rays taken semi-annually through the cooperation of the Hennepin County Tuberculosis Association Mobile Unit. The service is free.
A large number of college students find it necessary to secure
part-time employment while carrying on their studies. The Employment Service, operated by the Oflice of Public Relations, has
been successful in placing hundreds of men and women students
in part-time positions. Many Minneapolis institutions and firms
have gladly cooperated in this enterprise. The types of work secured are of many kinds, including recreational leadership, restaurant work, domestic service, sales work, and secretarial and
Students are employed by the college in many activities. For
these positions preference is given to upper-class students who
have maintained a good scholastic average.
AppIication forms for part-time employment on or off campus
may be secured from the Oflice of Public Relations.
The Placement Bureau seeks to assist members of the graduating
class, as well as alumni, in securing positions. A registration fee
and a small placement fee are charged.
The Studmt Society. The Student Society is an organization
of the entire student body. It delegates the authority "to promote
and govern the all-student activities" of the school to The Augsburg Sti~dcrtfCoumil. The president of the Council is elected by
The Studmf Society. Other members are elected by each of the
College classes and The Theological Seminary as their representatives. A local council of the National Student Association has been
formed by the Student Council.
The Associated Women Students. This organization directs the
activities of special interest to the women students, all of whom
In order to aid one another "to eee d h g s &ugh & eyeri
of Christ" and to work together for the r&s&m of the spifi'rtul
p ~ ~ e ~ t i a t h e c h r i s e i a n f ~ t h e m ~ d t h
md S t h j have formed a number of 01cgmkths.
The Concordia Society is an organization for all the students in
the Theological Seminary. To those interested in missions the
M & h Socidy ip a d y i n g point. There is also during the school
for bringing the Christian message to Gospel
and other organizations.
The Luther League affords the student an opportunity to share
in local and general Luther League work.
The Student Society is aHiated with the Lzctheran Student
Association of America, and Augsburg students participate in the
v a r h s regional and national acti*
of tbis large# f&w&ip* .
AU studmw m q h d iaspiratim in the hfidwe~k
W a g , Bible
S d y * and mher regular m d g s far prayex and feIIow&ip.
ReFighsw Epwpbds Week and the
hfisdion F e d i d are
outstanding religious events of each school year.
A W s Gostel Q w t e t represents the school in many places,
espedallp during the summer. Other musical groups having a religions pare developed each year.
Also during the summer, a number of students do parochial
school teaching, carry on home mission work, travel in Gospel
duos, or engage in similar types of Christian service.
DEPARTMENTAL AND STUDENT INTEREST GROUPS
The Znternathd Relations Club is an organization of students
who major in one of the social sciences or who are particularly
interested in international relations.
Organized Field Trips. The Department of Sociology arranges
for field trips to places of special interest, such as the State Prison,
State Capitol, social settlement houses, and industrial and financial
The Augsburg College League of Women Voters is an organization af6liated with the Minnesota League of Women Voters aiming "to promote education and citizenship" and stimulate interest
and participation in effective government.
The Republican Club gives the student a chance to engage in
the discussion of political issues of the day.
The Aristotelians is a society made up of students who specialize
in the natural sciences. Monthly meetings are held, at which
speakers address the society on scientific topics.
The Scribblers Club. This is an organization open to freshmen
who wish to do creative writing.
The Writers Club. This organization is composed of advanced
students interested in creative writing. Members submit -articles
for group criticism at the regular meetings. The best selections
are published in The Dial, an annual literary magazine.
Le Cercle Francais. Membership in Le Cercle Francais is open to
past and present students of French. Meetings are held from time
to time at which the group listens to broadcasts of French short
stories, plays, songs, etc., or the group presents its own program
of vocal and instrumental music, skits, and readings.
The Spanish Club gives members of the Spanish classes opportunity t o exercise the use of their knowledge in informal gatherings.
The German ~ocie;?. This organization is for the purpose of
cultivating an appreciation of the German language and culture.
Tbe Norse Club. This club is composed of students who are
interested in Norwegian history, literature, music, and art. In
order to become members of The Norse Club students must maintain a C average in all their work.
The Sigvald Kvale Silver Medal Contests are given by members
of The Norse Club.
For those interested in Journalism several avenues are open for
securing practical experience in campus publications.
The Augsbzcvg Echo, the College paper, is best adapted for this
purpose. Besides serving the need of such a publication at the
school, it is given considerable circulation among high schools in
The Augsburgiun is published as an annual, giving a- story of
Augsburg life in word and picture.
The Dial is a literary magazine published regularly by the
Augsburg is annually represented by men and women debaters
at intercollegiate contests which are held in various colleges in
Minnesota and neighboring states.
There are also local and intercollegiate contests in oratory.
The Drama Club has been formed to give interested students
opportunity for self-expression in the field of the drama.
The Junior Toastmastqs Club aims to give experience in public
speaking and instruction in the art of toastmastership and parliamentary procedure.
Physical Education and Recreation. Under the direction of the
Department of Physical Education a wide range of activities of a
recreational nature is arranged for general student participation.
Every student is urged to find some activity in which to participate
for his own pleasure and recreation.
Intercollegiate Athletics. Augsburg is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The college is represented annually by teams in football, basketball, hockey, baseball,
track, tennis, and golf.
Intramural Athletics. Through the intramural department
is maintained in six-man t o d b d , Park Baard basketball, interdm basketball, ping pmg, badminmn, diamondball,
h n d b d , archery, voolleyU tetherball, *,
tennis, s h d e board, and h d e y . clhaxing the baamudprogram is the Conference Exrxamud
a specid Minnesoza Interc~Negiaa
A&letic Conference event in && champiom of all intramural sports
of member schools compete for Conference intramural championships.
The "A" C l d . M d x & p in the "A"Club is limited to
men who have won a major A at Augsbwg, The aim of this organization is "w b i d the 'A*men of the past, present, and future
into a more intimate bond of fellowship, and to keep the athletics
of Augsburg on the highest possible plane."
.Women's Athletic Association. The Women's Athletic Association is an honorary orpnization. Membership is gained by par&patiost m individual and kaap recreation activities with awards
given on a point basis. T h e Augsburg W.A.A. is a member of
the Minnesota Athletic Associarion of a l l e g e Women.
The Pep Club is organized to develop a vigorous interest in support of the college games and sports.
Camera Club. Camera fans meet regularly to exchange ideas
about their hobby and to develop skill in photography.
A comparatively large number of students take part in the musical activities of the school. These are composed of the choirs and
the band and a variety of smaller groups. The aim of these organizations is to spread the Christian Gospel through the fellowship of
music and song.
Membership in the choirs and the band is based upon musical
aptitude and interest. College credit is given to members who
fulfil the requirements outlined by the Department of Music.
Atrgsbvrg Cdlege Cboir. The College Choir consists of about
L fifty members. From year to year the Choir has toured in various
parts of the United States, singing an average of eighteen concerts
during each season. The itinerary has included the West Coast,
Canada, and a number of the Midwestern states.
Azcgsburg C h d Club. The Choral Club serves as a preparatory choir, and also trains for concerts which are given both in
the Twin Cities and in other parts of Minnesota and neighboring
Augsburg College W . In addition to presenting its fall and
spring concerts the Band gives practical experience in instrumental
music and &us furnishes training for the prospective teacher.
The Men's Chorus affords opportunity to those interested in this
special type of group singing. The chorus meets twice a week.
The Pep Band affords an opportunity for training in band music
as well as for taking part in the creation of spirit and enjoyment
at the college athletic functions.
Miscelluneotcs Grwps. In addition to the Choir, Choral Club,
and Band, there are at Augsburg many smaller musical groups,
both vocal and instrumental. For many years Augsburg has sent
out duos, trios, quartets, and similar groups among the churches.
These organizations are usually formed and directed by the students themselves, subject to the approval of the music department.
Honors are given each spring at the Honor Convocation in
recognition of students who have taken noteworthy part in student activities.
The Class of 19I 8 Oratorical Cup was presented to the College
as a prize to arouse interest in oratory. The name of the winner
of the annual contest is engraved upon the cup, which is to remain in the possession of the College and is placed on exhibition
in the Main Building.
The I927 Class Cup for Scholarship is awarded to the Senior
student of highest scholastic standing who has attended for at least
The 1925 Class Cup in Athletics is awarded to the athlete who
has made outstanding records both in athletics and in scholarship.
The Harold A. Johnson Trophy, presented by Gerald L. Johnson in 1943, is awarded annually to the student who is judged to
be the most valuable player on the basketball team.
Two prize scholarships (tuition for the second half of the Freshman year) are offered by the State Council of Minnesota Colleges,
one to the first ranking Senior boy and one t o the first ranking
Senior girl from any Minnesota high school.
Outside of Minnesota, where the regulation of the State Council
of Minnesota Colleges does not apply, a limited number of scholarships of this kind are awarded to students of superior ability.
The George Sverdmcp Graduute Fellvwsbip was established by
the Board of Trustees of Augsburg in 1947 to honor the memory
of George Sverdrup, President of Augsburg from 191I to 1937.
I t is awarded annually to an Augsburg graduate of outstanding
character and ability who plans to prepare further for the vocation
of teaching. The amount of the Fellowship is five hundred dollars.
The Keith E. Hojhuzn Memorial Scholurshp was established in
1945 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hoffman of Minneapolis in
memory of their son who gave his life in the conquest of Okinawa.
The scholarship consists of the income from a fund of $1,075 and
is awarded annually to a student selected on the basis of academic
achievement, personal character, and ability in the field of athletics.
The Greater Augsburg Alumni Assochtion Scholarship of $ 2 5 o
is awarded annually to an outstanding alumnus of Augsburg in
order to encourage and assist promising students in the carrying
out of projects of graduate study.
The Adolph Paulson Memorial Prize, from a fund established
by members of the Paulson family in memory of Professor Adolph
Paulson who taught Social Science at Augsburg from I 93o to I 93 5,
is awarded annually to a college student for the best essay written
on an assigned subject in the general field of Christian Sociology.
The amount of the prize is $40.00.
The Celia Fredrichon Scholmshtp consists in the income from
a fund of one thousand dollars. It is awarded annually to an Augsburg student from the Lamberton, Minnesota, parish of the Lutheran Free Church.
The Augsburg College Women's Club Scholarship awards, totaling $400, are granted each year to two or more students of outstanding character and excellent scholarship.
To assist students in meeting their financial problems in emergencies several revolving funds have been established through
which loans, at a reasonable interest rate, may be arranged.
The Augsbwrg College Wonten's Club Loan Fund extends assistance especially to members of the Senior class, and also a limited
number of short-term loans to other students.
The John and Anna Jorgine Gregory Theological Student Lovm
Fund is available to students who are preparing for the ministry.
Tbe Student Aid Fund of the Zion Lutheran Hotcr, established
under the auspices of Zion Lutheran Church of Minot, North
Dakota, likewise extends loans to students preparing for the ministry.
The General Student k n Fund, established through the gifts
of a number of individuals, provides short-term loans for students
of all classes.
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Augsburg Alumni Association has as its goal to enable the
graduates of the College and Seminary to maintain effective contact and cooperation with one another and with their Alma Mater.
The annual meeting is held at commencement time each year.
Regional meetings also are held from time to time.
The present ofljcers are: Lawrence Quanbeck, President; J. Vernon Jensen, Vice-president; H. Norman Hanson, Acting Executive Secretary; Marvin Gisvold, Treasurer; Esther Aune, Margaret
THE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
The Augsburg Foundation Fellowship is an association of alumni,
former students, and other friends of Augsburg, having as its purpose to give united and systematic support, both spiritual and
financial, to the school. The 'Fellowship was founded in 194I by
joint action of the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association
and has had a steady growth of membership since that time. Its
work is directed by a General Committee of nine me-mbers. A
Foundation Day is held each year. The present membership is
about seven hundred.
Application for admission should be made on the regular admission form, which can be secured from the Public Relations Oilice
or from the Registrar's Oilice. The application, together with two
letters of recommendation, the high school record, previous college record if any, and for veterans a certified copy of the separation papers, should be sent to the Registrar's Oilice. Previous college records of veterans may include V-12 and ASTP records.
Forms combining the application and the high school record are
generally available in ,Minnesota high schools. They can also be
secured from the College. A student seeking admission in the fall
semester should apply not later than September 15 and for the
spring semester by January 2 5 .
Augsburg College admits as students men and women of good
moral character and sound health who appear to have the ability
to succeed in college. Estimate of ability is determined by rank
in the high school graduating class and in the college aptitude test.
The normal basis for admission is the completion of the courses
of grades nine to twelve in an accredited high school. These four
years of high school must total at least 16 units and should include
the following requirements: English, four units, or English, three
units and a foreign language, two units; social studies, two units;
mathematics, one unit. A unit is defined as a course covering one
academic year and equivalent to at least 120 hours of classwork.
High school graduates without specified high school subjects and
graduates of unaccredited high schools will be considered for admission on the basis of their rank in high school and their achievement in a college aptitude examination and an English achievement test.
Applicants who are not high school graduates but who give
evidence of suilicient maturity are considered for admission upon
recommendation and on the basis of achievement in a college aptitude test, English achievement test, and General Educational
For most graduates of Minnesota high schools the results of the
college aptitude and English achievement tests are available in advance if they have been taken in the state-wide testing program.
The General Educational Development tests are available to service
men through the Armed Forces Institute. All tests may, however,
be taken at Augsburg by arrangement with the Registrar.
The College reserves the right to reject the applications of students whose previous records or recorded aptitudes make success
at Augsburg doubtful.
ficiency in English will be required to register for two extra hours
of work per week. Such deficiency and the requirements with
regard to additional training will be determined at the beginning
of the Freshman year by means of tests. The requirements include
the attainment of definite standards as to spelling, grammar, pro-
If their previous work was unsatisfactory, they will be admitted
a t Augsburg only under special circumstances.
Advanced standing in any subject is granted to students who
present satisfactory credentials from other institutions. In certain
cases advanced standing is granted on the basis of examinations.
This is true of veterans whose achievement in the college General
Veterans who wish to apply for admission under the provisions
of Public Law 346 (G.I. Bill of Rights) or Public Law 16 (Rehabilitation program) should obtain notice of eligibility from their
regional Veterans Administration. This notice should be presented
to the Registrar at the time of their application.
Application for credit on the basis of educational experiences in
military service may be made in two ways:
Those now on active duty may apply through United States
Armed Forces Institute on Form 47. This form may be obtained from the U. S. Armed Forces Institute, Madison 3, Wisconsin, or from the educational oflicer.
Veterans not now on active duty should submit a certified copy
of W.D., A.G.O. Form 100, Separation Qualification Record,
or Notice of Separation from the U. S. Naval Service, NavPers 5 53 ; or U.S.M.C. Report of Separation; or Notice of Separation from the U. S. Naval Service-Coast Guard, 5 5 3 . In
the case of Naval commissioned or warrant oflicers, the Oflicer's
Qualiiication Record Jacket (N-avPers 3o 5 ) , a certified copy
thereof, or a statement from the Bureau of Naval Personnel
covering the data desired should be submitted.
Credit is given for several types of educational experience:
Basic or recruit training. Credit is granted on receipt of the
forms mentioned in I or 2 above.
6 semester credits
Service courses. Credit is granted on receipt of the forms mentioned in I or 2 above. The recommendations of the American
Council on Education, Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experience, are followed. Not all service courses are recommended for credit.
3. ASTP, V- I 2, and some other college programs. Credit is granted
on receipt of ogcial transcript from the college where the
course was taken. Full credit will be granted for all work applicable to an A.B. degree at Augsburg, except where the work
duplicates work previously taken.
4. Correspondence courses taken through the Armed Forces Institute. These courses fall into two classes: those prepared and
given by the Institute, and those prepared and given by colleges and universities. In the case of Institute courses, credit is.
given upon receipt of the forms mentioned in I or 2 above and
based upon test results. University and college correspondence
courses will be accredited by official transcript like other college
5 . Other credit. General education not indicated by any of the
above methods can be demonstrated by means of the General
Educational Development Tests. Veterans seeking advanced
standing on the basis of informal study and travel may take
these tests either through the Armed Forces Institute while
still in service or at Augsburg after their discharge. No credit
on this basis can be granted on the Senior College level nor
counted in the total credits required for the major and minor
Registration means that the student accepts all the rules and
regulations established by the school.
Students are required to complete their registration on the days
designated in the Calendar for this purpose.
Students who in either semester register later than three days
after classes begin shall pay a late registration fee of $3.00.
The Veterans Administration does not pay late registration fees.
The normal registration is 16 credit hours per week. A credit
hour is defined as one recitation period a week throughout a semester.
All students register under the direction of the Registrar. Special problems of registration are referred to the Admissions and
No credit will be given a student for any subject for which he
has not registered.
Students working part-time are required to arrange the amount
of their registration accordingly.
No student may register for or enter a course later than two
weeks after the beginning of classes without special action by the
Admissions and Scholarship Committee.
In registering, care should be taken to include the Junior College
requirements during the first two years. However, if such registradon is delayed beyond the second year, a student will neither be
required nor permitted to register beyond the allowed number of
credit hours per semester in order to make it up.
The privilege of registering for more than 17% credit hours
By or two
college studies. Exceptions to this rule may be made under certain
conditions determined by the Admissions and Scholarship Committee. No student is permitted t o carry work for more than
20 credits per semester.
In case a student desires t o make any changes in his registration,
he must obtain a form from the Registrar's of6ce on which he may
make application, stating clearly his reasons for desiring the change.
Approval of the teachers concerned and the student's adviser
and the Registrar must be obtained before a change will be permitted. This procedure is necessary in order to avoid a record of failure
in any course dropped.
A fee of $1.00 is charged for each change of registration unless
the change is necessary because of errors in registration.
Changes of registration which involve the adding of courses
cannot be made later than two weeks after the beginning of classes
except by special permission of the Admissions and Scholarship
Committee. No student may cancel a course after the middle of
A student who finds it necessary to leave school before the end
of a semester must cancel his registration at the Registrar's of6ce
in order to keep the record clear and to receive an honorable dismissal.
A P ~ ~ ~O T NTHE
Student nurses in the School of Nursing at the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis receive their first semester of instruction at Augsburg College.
By arrangement with the University of Minnesota, students may
register for courses at the University. But such registration will
not be-allowed unless the student has a grading of C average, or
I honor point per credit, in his courses at Augsburg. Also, the
combined number of credits in any semester must not exceed 17.
College credit is given.
Classification is based on the attainment of the following number of credit hours together with an equal number of honor points:
Saphomore, 24; Junior, 58; Senior, 92.
Classification for the Catalog, the Student Directory, and for
all other purposes is determined by this regulation.
There will be a meeting of the Admissions and Scholarship Cummittee at the end of each semester t o consider students who are
doing unsatisfactory work, in order to drop from the rolls those
students for whom further attendance is deemed inadvisable.
Freshmen who obtain honor point ratios of .S or below, Sophomores
.6 or below, and Senior College students .8 or below, as well as
students with 6 or more credits of F, at the end of a semester are
placed on probation during the semester that follows. They remain on probation until an honor point ratio of I is attained for
one semester. A student is not allowed to remain in college on
probation for more than two semesters consecutively, except by
In order to be eligible for membership in inter-collegiate athletics, a student must have obtained in his last semester a passing
grade in at least 12 hours of coilege work, 6 of which must be C
per credit at least.
Regular attendance in class is required. No "cuts" are allowed.
However, students may be excused from class if there is a valid
reason for absence. Valid reasons for absence include illness and
trips by extra-curricuIar organizations sponsored by the school.
Students are expected to arrange the hours of part-time employment so that work does not c o d i c t with classes. Any exception
to this r u l e must be agreed to by the teacher of the class agected
and must be approved by the Dean of the College.
Students are required to present to the instructor a written explanation of absences upon their return to class. The validity of
the excuse is determined by the instructor. Classwork lost because
of necessary absences must .be made up. Each unexcused absence
reduces the grade to be awarded on the completion of a course.
When a student has four unexcused absences, he shall be reported
to the Registrar, who will drop the student from the course with
a grade of F. Students who absent themselves from Christianity
classes will not be allowed to continue in school.
Absences before and after vacation will be counted double.
Teachers will deal with tardiness as they see fit, but may count
three tardinesses as equal to one absence. Students arriving in class
late must assume responsibility for reporting their presence to the
At the end of each week every teacher will report to the Regstrar's Oilice the names of all students who have been absent from
class the whole week, as well as the names of those whose recent
absences from class have unduly interfered with their progress.
Those in charge of tours and trips by musical organizations,
athletic teams, debate teams, and other groups will apply for permission to the Faculty Council a t least two weeks in advance and
will leave a list of participants in the Registrar's O&ce before the
Blnm must be reported immediately to the school nurse so that
she may have a record of all illness in the student body and be
able to give assistance where needed.
All students are expected to attend the daily chapel service
Students are urged to plan their work well from the very beginning, since tests are given regularly throughout the semester
in all courses. During the first part of each semester reports of
the grades attained are made to the Registrar and the counselors.
In addition to this, final reports are made at the cloie of each
Regular written examinations are held at the close of each semester in all classes. No student or class may arrange t o take a final
examination in any course before the examination week.
Absence from a final examination without a sufficient reason
will result in a grade of failure in the course concerned.
A student who has to be absent from a final examination because of a conflict with outside work from which he cannot obtain an excuse may arrange to take such an examination during
some period after the time on which the subject is scheduled.
If a student has obtained permission from the proper authorities
to take a final at another hour than the one scheduled, he is charged
a fee of two dollars for such an examination. The fee is to be
paid to the Treasurer of the school, and, before the student takes
an examination, he must obtain a statement from the Registrar's
oflice and bring it to the teacher concerned. The teacher will give
no examination before he has this statement.
A condition or an incomplete received at the end of the semester
must be removed within the first five weeks of classes of the following semester of attendance. Extension of this time may be
made by the Registrar's Office in cases of illness. If incompletes
and conditions are not removed within the time allowed, the condition automatically becomes a failure and the incomplete may
be changed to a passing grade only when the average of the previous work is sficiently high. The final grade after the condition
examination is taken may not be higher than D. A fee of $2.00
is charged for an examination making up an incomplete or a condition received at the end of a semester.
Within a week after they have received the reports of their
grades, students below grade must see their instructors in order
to arrange. for making up their deficiencies.
Failures must be made up in class when the subject is offered
Comprehensive examinations may be permitted in courses in
which the Admissions and Scholarship Committee feels the student
has adequate preparation or background. Students who wish to
take a comprehensive examination mast apply in writing to this
committee. When permission is granted, the necessary approval
forms may be secured a t the ofice of the Registrar. A fee of $5.00
is charged for each examination and must be paid in advance.
Examination questions and the answers will be filed in the Registrar's oflice.
3 honor points per credit
M e r y good, 2 honor points per credit
C--Satisfactory, I honor point per credit
D-Passable, no honor points per credit
F -Failure, minus I honor point per credit
JUNIOR COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
For a proper distribution of subjects among the fundamental
fields of knowledge the following credits are required of all students in the Junior College, laying the basis for study in professional fields or for a general college education.
2 credits each semester
Group A Christianity
Group B English: Course 1-2 or 3-4
Students exempted from Freshman English must earn 6 credits in literature
Group C Foreign Language (Norse, French, Spanish,
German, Latin, Greek, Hebrew)
Students who have studied a foreign language for three years in high school are
exempted from this requirement.
Social Sciences: Hist. 1-2, or Soc. I an$
3 other credits in Sociology, or Phil. 25-26
Group E Natural Sciences
Group F Physical Education: Courses,
Psychology required in certain fields
3a, 3b, 4a,
Orientation required of all Freshmen
Speech required of all students for graduation
SENIOR COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
A student is required to complete a major and one or more
minors for graduation.
In planning his choice of a major as well as in planning the
minor or minors, a student is required to consult with the Head
of the Department offering the major.
l e is well for rhe student to know in his Freshman yezr what
major line of study he will pursue.
T h e major subject & determined by the student's aims as weil
as by his particular interests and aptitudes as shown in the quality
of work he does in the Junior College, where basic courses prerequisite to the major are &red in sequences which lay the foundation for rhe major work.
When a student enters the Junior year he shall have determined
in what field of study he will specialize, so that the work in the
majors and minors may be well planned.
Smdencs who are still undecided as to their major choice when
they appear for registration in the Junior pear, should, before
they register, consult with members of the Admissions and Scholarship Committee and the heads of the various departments in order
to derermine their held of major work.
For major and minor requirements as to hours of credit see
Electives are planned with the purpose of properly distributing
3 student's choices among the fundamental fields of knowledge and
culture, as well as among the correladves of the major. Senior
ColIege stfidencs should, as a rule, choose their electives from
courses designated as Senior College Courses.
The amount of work required for g r a h h n comprises n
minimum of 128 credits with an average grade of C, or one honor
point for each credit. A credit equals one reduuon period a week
throughout one semester.
are cmnpured a t the rare of one born pidt for
each credit with a grade of C, two hwor pints for each crgdit
w i t h a grade of B, and t h e e h o w points for each credit wirh a
grade of A. An average of 328 homr points m a be attained for
the 128 credits required for the A.B. degree.
To receive the A.B. degree the candidate must spend at least
the conchding year for such a degree in residence.
The A.B. degree with distinction is conferred as follows:
Average honor points
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Only students who have spent at least two years in residence
are eligible for honors.
In order to receive a recommendation for graduate work, a
student must attain an average grade of By or two honor points
The following courses of study are outlined as guides for the
student and his adviser in planning a program which will prepare
him for the vocation of his choice.
The Christkz Ministry
Completion of the pre-seminary curriculum qualifies .Ae student
for admission into the three-year course in the Theological Seminary, which prepares students for the Christian ministry as pastors
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Christianity ................... 4
Orientation .................... I
Hygiene ...................... z
Physical Education ............. I
English Composition ........... 6
Foreign Language .............. 8
European Civilization ........... 6
or Natural Science, 8 Cr.
Sociology ..................... 6
Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Natural Science ................
or English Literature, 6 Cr.
New Testament Greek.. .........
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
or English Literature, 6 Cr.
physical Education .............
New Testament Greek.. . . . . . . . . 8
Foreign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Humanities or Philosophy . . . . . . . 6
History or English.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hymns of the Church.. . . . . . . . z
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
History or English.. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Philosophy or Logic.. . . . . . . . . . .
Economics or Education.. . . . . . . .
English (for major or minor). . . .
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The foreign language requirement includes 16 semester credits
in Greek, and 16 semester credits in Latin, German, or Norwegian.
Parish and Missionary Workers
The purpose of this course is to train men and women for effective service in the Church at home or abroad; that is, as teachers
in vacation, week-day and Sunday schools, as youth leaders, and
as parish -workers. The ~0.w
is so arranged that the student will,
upon its s a d a c b r p ~ndr&n, receive the A.B. degree and also
a certificae indicating &t he is a qualified parish worker.
Parish work a,dviser, Mr. Stensvaag.
The -sugg&d sebedule p r o d m .for a minor in Cbcistiaaity,
.andmakes it p d l e to plan for smajor in History or En&&
'would also be &Me
to pian ,fora ~ j q i
rn i n t y with a
in some otber -ad
h e coww eaenria for &e &of
theJ?arishWorker's G r t & c a t e are iIkFlic9wd in &e.ou.tIine bbw.
Chzistianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Freshman English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Survey of European Civilization .
General Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Human Anatomy and Physiology..
Elementary Tyfiezun'ting . . . . . . . . 4
Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . z
Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fundamentals of Speech . . . . . . - 6
Foreign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Principles of Sociology . . . . . . . . . -3
Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . .I
The Missionary Enterprise. . . . . . .
Principles of Christian Education.
The Chistian Churches.. . . . . . . .
The Lutheran Church.. . . . . . . . . .
Social Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child Welfare or The Family. .
Dramatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Story Telling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elementary Shorthand . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational Activities . . . . . . . . . .
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Youth Work in the C h r c b . . . . . . z
Parish Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . z
Educational Psyclmlogy . . . . . . . . . 3
Hymns and Music of the Church. . z
Fundamentals of Journalism.. . . . . 3
Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Crime and Society or Introduction
to Social Work.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Office Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . z
First Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2
High School Teaching
Each state sets certain requirements for obtaining a teacher's
certificate. The course outlined below satisfies the requirements for
a certificate for high school teaching in Minnesota. The same program will meet the demands set by most of the neighboring states.
The student should apply to the head of the Department of Education for admission'to the Education curriculum during his Sophomore year. Admission will be determined by a committee on the
basis of scholarship and other qual&cations. In addition to. departmental majors, broad majors for teaching may be secured in
natural science, social science, and commercial education.
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
English Composition . . . . . . . . .
European Civilization . . . . . . . .
Foreim Language or Natural
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Educztion . . . . . . . . .
Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3
Foreign Language or Natural
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 2
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Educational Psychology . . . . . . . . 3
Teachiig in High School. . . . . . . . 3
Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Electives in Major or Minor. . . . . . 1 6
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Principles of Guidance. . . . . . . . . . . 3
History and Philosophy of
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Observation and P,ractice
Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 or 5
Specid Teaching Methods.. . . . . . . 3
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4
The program in business administration is intended for students
who are planning for work in the fields of business and industry.
The course affords thorough preparation for a business vocation
and results in a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . .
English Composition . . . .
European Civilization or
Social Problems . . . .
Principles of Accounting
Foreign Language . . . . .
Orientation . . . . . . . . .
Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Education . . . . .
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
United States History. . . . . . . . . . . 6
Business Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Advanced Accounting . . . . . . . . . 3
Finance and Investment.. . . . . . . . 3
Money and Banking . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Elective credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Natural Science . . . . . . . . . . . .
Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Principles of Economics. . . . . . . .
Introduction to Statistics. . . . . . . .
Physical Education . . . . . . . . . .
Elective credits . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Labor and Management Relations . 3
Senior Topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Elective credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
. Preparation for teaching commercial subjects in high school
requires work in the departments of Business Administration and
Secretarial Studies. A description of the course in commercial education appears under the Department of Secretarial Studies.
Training for secretarial work can be secured by taking the work
in the Department of Secretarial Studies together with the proram of general education offered by the college.
Vocations in Home Economics
From the vocational point of view, the work .inthe Department
of Home Economics is intended to prepare students for home-
making, to equip them for the teaching of home economics in
high school, and to give them the first two years of the training
required for such vocations as dietetics, institution management,
home economics in business, home economics and journalism, and
home economics extension.
Each student who plans for a vocation in this field should consult members of the home economics staff about the details of the
program when she begins her college work. The teaching major
is described in the catalog under the departmental heading.
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Catalog for the
Academic Years 1962-63 and 1963-64
MINNEAPOLIS 4, MINNESOTA
RECORD FOR THE ACADEMIC YEARS 1960-61 AND 1961-62
Augsburg's location deeply affects the nature of its educational
program. From the dynamic cultural, church, sc... Show more
Catalog for the
Academic Years 1962-63 and 1963-64
MINNEAPOLIS 4, MINNESOTA
RECORD FOR THE ACADEMIC YEARS 1960-61 AND 1961-62
Augsburg's location deeply affects the nature of its educational
program. From the dynamic cultural, church, scientific and business
resolurces of tbig great Upper MiXwtxt metropolitan center, Augsburg
draws v&&y und s t r w h , mmsmtwhila contributing its o w n resources
to the r
e &ebping progress oJ t
Y o u are cordially invited to tour the campus. A letter or phone
call i n advance will enable us to make special arrangements t o suit
your particular needs and interests. Administrative offices are located
i n Science Hall (pictured above) at the corner of 7 t h Street and
21st Avenue South. Visiting hours are 9 a.m. t o 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday; Saturday b y appointment. Telephone FEderal 8-0501.
burg College i s convenienl
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE 0 1 ART
C ~ P U S B S P ~ ~ S I 0 and
educational development project
is undenrap, scheduld over n 20-year period. Shaded portions of
the map belon* designate campus arcs now- being developed. The
rota1 setting, encompassing he rlngburg College campus, Fairview
HuepitaL St. Rlary's Hospital. the Main Campus ant1 T e s t Bank
expansion of the Tinir~rsitr af Tvlinnesota, i s becoming a key
medical-educational center. Constmctitilln no\+-nnderlray an a nmv
inter-city freeway bordering the south side of the ~ l u p b w gcampus
will further enllance this setting.
121 G c o w svcrdruplibmry
161 SiMclby HmII
171 S w r h - D m m a Building
4 / T h e Academic Calendar
FIRST SEMESTER - 1962-63
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SECOND SEMESTER - 1963
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(Wed., g:oo p.m.)
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Jan. 31 (Thurs., 7:45 a.m.) . . . . . Classes begin
Jan. 30 (Wed.)
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First Semester ends
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Oct. 26-28 (Fri.-Sun.) . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming
Sept. 19 (Wed.) . . . . . . . . Seminary convenes
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(Sun.) . . . . . . . . . Baccalaureate Service
(Sun.) . . . . . . . College Commencement
T b e Academic Calendar /
FIRST SEMESTER - 1963-6e
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(Fri.-Sun.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming
Jan. 6 (Mon., 7:45 a.m.)
End first half of Semester
Nov. 28, 29 (Thurs.-Fri.)
M T W T P S
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Sept. 16, 17 (Mon., Tues.)
Christmas recess begins
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Jan. 21-29 (Tues.-Wed.) . . . . . College examinations
. . Seminary examinations
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Jan. 29 (Wed.)
First Semester ends
SECOND SEMESTER - 1964
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Registration Second Semester
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March 31 (Tues., 7:45 a.m.)
fister recess begins
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A four-year Liberal Arts College sponsored
by the Lutheran Free Church. Offers a broad
education in a Christian environment.
Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Holds membership also in the American
Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the National Lutheran Educational
Conference, the Association of Minnesota Colleges, and the Minnesota Private College Council.
a In addition to providing a Liberal A.rts
cdumtion, Augsburg College offers preparation
f o r teaching, business administration, social
work, medical technology, secretarial work,
parish work, m d missions. Students may prepare for further *dy in the fields of engineering, theology, dentism, medicine, nursing, and
law, and for graduate study in various fields.
Located near the main business section of
Minneapolis. Students have eat- access to
libraries, museums, and art coIIe&ons. They
have opportunity to attend lectures and musical
programs and to participate actively in the l i e
of the churches.
Maintains a friendly atmosphere, in which
students participate in all phases of campus
community life under the direction of a capable,
A comprehensive development program is
AUGSBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Offers a three-year course of study leading
to a Bachelor of Theology degree.
Located on the same campus as the college.
Aims primarily to prepare pastors and
missionaries for the Lutheran Church.
General Inf ormatian
was begun as a seminary in 1869, at Marshall, Wisconsin.
It was the first theological school founded by Norwegian Lutherans
in America. Through an arrangement with a private institution known
as Marshall Academy, the Seminary was at first housed in the academy
building. Students who needed further preparation in academic subjects were to obtain this in the academy. In the autumn of 1872 Augsburg Seminary was removed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where a
building had been erected for its use. In the same year the school was
incorporated under the laws of Minnesota. Its aim was to train ministers for the Lutheran congregations which were being organized in
growing numbers in the pioneer settlements that were spreading rapidly
over the Northwest.
The College was established when it became evident that in order to
get students who were adequately prepared for theological study a
college department was needed. In 1874 a curriculum was planned
which provided for one year of preparatory studies and four
years of college work along two lines, a classical course to prepare
students for theology, and a scientific course to prepare for other
professions. The first college students were enrolled in 1874 and the
first class was graduated in 1879.
In 1900 a high schaaI course covering three years was estabkhed
which in 1910 was expanded to a standard four-year course. This
was discontinued in 3833. In the years 1916-1919the mlIege course
was thoroughly revised. A s a result of W w and of subsequent growth,
the earlier clcsieal course was geatIy modified and suppIemmted bp
social and ~ i e n t i f i cstudies and a more general emphasis upon the
study nf she humanities. Tn recent rears there has been continuoas
stud? and modification Q £ the curriculum including the introduction
of a number of new majors to meet the developing needs of the ~tuderits.
The divisional organization was adopted in 1945. At the present time
26 majors are offered.
Coeducation was introduced in the College in 1922.
/ General information
Recent years, especially since the close of World War 11, have witnessed a greatly increased enrollment and a corresponding expansion of
physical facilities both in campus area and in buildings.
In the Theological Seminary there L s likewise been a continuing
revision of the curriculum and the addition of new courses to meet
changing needs. The requirement of a six-month period of internship
was added in 1939. A bachelor's degree or equivalent is the required
scholastic preparation for admission.
While the Theological Seminary has its own organization, the Seminary and the College continue to function in close cooperation and as
integral parts of one institution.
Five presidents have served Augsburg during the course of its history.
August Weenaas ......................................1869 - 1876
George Sverdrup .....................................1876
Sven Oftedal ..............................................1907 - 1911
George Sverdrup ....
H. N. Hendrickson (Acting) ..
1937 - 1938
Bernhard Christensen ..............................1938 - Present
THE EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES of Augsburg College and Theological
Seminary spring from the conviction that in the Christian religion
there are revealed the most basic truths concerning both man and God,
and that Christianity is the fundamental force for good in human life
and society. All the aims of the College, as well as those of the Seminary, are integrated with this principle.
Students who enroll at Augsburg are invited to take up their work
with the distinct understanding that the Christian spirit is determining
in all things. They are expected to cooperate wholeheartedly in the
program of the school towards that end. The entire program of the
school, curricular and extra-curricular, and the discipline necessary to
make possible the carrying out of this program, spring from the aim
"to see all things through the eyes of Christ."
To express more distinctly some major aspects of its program of
Christian higher education, the following statement of aims has been
formulated by the college faculty:
General Information / 9
To stimulate the student's intellectual interest and to develop his
scholarly insight, so that he may think with accuracy and comprehension in the fields of the liberal arts.
To instruct the student in scientific methods of study and to develop
his understanding of the relations of science to spiritual reality and
to the welfare of mankind.
To familiarize the student with the culture of his own and other
civilizations, for his enjoyment and for the development of a more
sympathetic understanding of his fellow men throughout the world.
To awaken and foster in the student an intelligent appreciation
and enjoyment of the best in the fine arts.
To help the student develup certain skills, such as those in language,
music, physical aclivitiee. and use of the library, which will increase
his efficiency in the rarinus relationships of life.
To lead the student to a deeper understanding and experience of
the Christian Gospel, to the end that he may become an effective participant in the work of the Christian Church and an earnest advocate
of the Christian way of life.
To teach the student to discipline his urges, interests, ambitions,
and demands in a way that will effectively contribute toward the development of good character.
To guide the student in the understanding of social relationships
in order that he may take his place in groups with propriety and grace,
motivated in his conversation and conduct by the principles of courtesy
To cultivate in the student a Christian social spirit, in order that
he may realize in his life a right balance between what he expects of
others and the service he will render his fellow men.
To develop the student's interest in the common purposes of our
country, so that he may work for the welfare of our institutions and
the preservation of our liberties in community and nation.
To develop in the student an enlightened interest and participation
in human affairs throughout the world.
/ General lnformatia
To provide guidance for the student in discovering and clarifying
his aptitudes and his life purposes.
To proride votxtional and professional prqaratinn for public schooI
teaching, business adminisvation. home economics, m d parish work;
and to give prqaration for the study of medicbe: dentis- nursing,
medical technolog, engineering. social work; and throu~ha fouryear college course to prepare the student for the study of theology
and graduate work.
To afford the student wholesome recreation which will contribute
to effective use of leisure time, and the development of such qualities
as leadership, sportsmanship, and self-control.
To instruct the student in principles pertaining to health, so that he
may develop attitudes, practices, and skills which will promote his
physical and mental well-being, making him better able to meet the
responsibilities of life.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND CONTROL
is affiliated with the
Lutheran Free Church, a church body of about 90,000 members with
headquarters located in Minneapolis, near the Augsburg Campus.
The control exercised by the Lutheran Free Church is indirect. The
Annual Conference of the Church nominates the members of the
Augsburg Corporation and the Board of Trustees. The Corporation
through the Board of Trustees exercises direct control over property,
h a n c e , and personnel. Academic control is vested in the President
and the Faculty.
In addition to the income from student tuition and fees, which has
materially increased with the growth and derelqment of the College,
a major part of the financial support of the imtitution cnmes from the
congeegations of thr Lutheran Free Church. In recent y ~ a growing
E ~ T Cof~ friends slso out~idethis Church, hoth alumni and others,
have contributed financially to the school. Since 1951, business
and indmtrv have given sign5cant support through the Minnesota Private College Fund. An enIargetl Developmmt Program,
inchding a comprehensire 20-year plan for expansion, was hunched
in 1958. Augsburg welcomes and invites support on the part of all who
believe in k r program of vitai Christian education.
General Information /
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
has as its goal to enable graduates
and former students to maintain effective contact and cooperation with
one another and with their Alma Mater. The annual meeting is held at
Commencement time each year. Local Augsburg clubs are promoted.
The affairs of the Association are under the leadership of the Board of
Directors. The Alumni Office is located in Science Hall.
THE PHYSICAL PLANT
FACILITIES and student housing at Augsburg are conveniently located in relation to each other.
Old Main, erected in 1900, contains a large number of classrooms
Science Hall, erected in 1943-49, is a large and completely modern
building. It includes the general administration offices, well-equipped
laboratories for chemistry, physics, biology and home economics; the
student center; a medium-sized auditorium and several classrooms and
iaculty offices. A Tower Prayer Chapel is located on the fourth floor.
The Lisa Odland Observatory, on the roof of Science Hall, was
completed in the summer of 1960. The Science Hall is shown at left
in the picture below and George Sverdrup Library is the building
extending to the right, connecting with Memorial Hall.
/ General Information
The George Sverdr11,p Library, named in honor of Augsburg's fourth
president, was erected and dedicated in 1955. Adjacent to Science Hall
2nd of similar contemporary architectural design, it contains spacious
reading rooms, seminars, work rooms, a visual-education center, the
Augsburg Archives, and a number of classrooms and faculty offices.
There is stack space for approximately 100,000 volumes.
The classrooms and offices of the Theological Seminary are located
in one section of the Library building.
Si Melby Hall, the new auditorium-gymnasium, shown above, was
completed in 1961. This building, named in honor of Professor J. S.
Melby, dean of men from 1920 to 1942, basketball coach and head
of the Christianity department, provides excellent facilities for the
health and physical education program, intercollegiate athletics, chapel
services and general auditorium purposes.
The Music Hall was acquired by purchase in 1947 and has been
remodeled to serve the needs of the music department.
T h e Speech and Drama Building was acquired in 1959 and remodeled to make an extremely functional building for dramatic and
other sveech activities.
Hall, erected in 1938, is a
dormitory affording living
quarters for about 140 men.
On the ground floor of this
building is the college cafeteria and dining hall.
General Information / I 3
Gerda Mortensen Hall, erected in
1955, provides housing for 165 women
students, as well as apartments for the
resident head and her assistant. The
dormitory incorporates the former Sivertsen Hall, remodeled as a wing of the
Miriam, Edda, Epsilon, Kappa, Omega, Sigma, and Theta are small
dormitory houses, each accommodating from 8 to 20 women students.
T h e President's Home, an attractive colonial residence, is located on
the West River Road.
A large number of dwellings have also been acquired in recent years
in the expanded campus area, and are in use for faculty, staff, men
students, and married student housing.
T H E ARCHIVES
was organized in 1929, for the purpose of gathering documents, books, and other articles of historical
value. The George Sverdrup Library provides adequate, fire-proof
quarters for the archives. Here are found a large collection of periodicals, old and rare books, manuscripts, letters, and pictures, and also
about 3000 volumes of Norwegian-American literature, affording extensive resources for scholarly research.
TO FACILITATE INSTRUCTION the college provides many excellent visual
and auditory aids. The audio-visual center is located on the ground
floor of the Library. Varied equipment is available for classroom use
and other college activities. This equipment includes movie projectors,
slide and filmstrip projectors, a sound amplification system, a tape
recorder, an Episcope, phonographs, and a mi'crocard reader. Records,
slides, maps, filmstrips, and microcards are also housed in this center.
Science Auditorium, as well as several classrooms, is equipped with
facilities for projection.
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THE BEAUTIFUL and spacious
George Sverdrup Library provides 1- +
a central study-workshop for both
faculty and students. It contains
about 41,000 volumes, exclusive of
pamphlets, all available on open
stacks. Students and faculty memL=bers working in either of the two
large reading rooms have easy
access to the stacks. Additional
conveniences include conference rooms for larger groups or small
classes. A typing corner is provided in the ground floor reading room.
The library subscribes to about 425 of the best periodicals dealing
with a large variety of subjects, as well as a number of serials devoted
to the interests of special fields.
In the Twin City area other libraries are located which make their
holdings available to Augsburg students, notably, the St. Paul and
Minneapolis public libraries, the latter of which issues library cards
to out-of-town students for each school year; the James Jerome Hill
Reference Library in St. Paul, which has one of the finest reference
collections in the Northwest; and the University of Minnesota Library,
within walking distance of the Augsburg campus. Augsburg students
make extensive use of all these libraries.
NATURAL SCIENCE LABORATORIES
THE LABORATORIES of the Natural Sciences are located in the
Science Hall. Three laboratories and storeroom and office space
for Biology are located on the second floor; three larger laboratories
and two special research laboratories for Chemistry and two laboratories for Physics are located on the third and fourth floors. A chemistry library is located near the research facilities. Storerooms and
faculty offices are also located here.
CONSIDERABLE PART of the income on which Augsburg operates is
derived from endowment and from gifts, a major part of the latter
coming from the supporting church. Therefore, the fees charged the
student do not constitute the whole cost of his education, for he enjoys
the benefits of the gifts of those who believe in and support the work
of the school. For theological students, the church assumes the full
cost of tuition; a statement of other expenses in attending the seminary
is given in the Seminary section of the catalog.
GENERAL EXPENSES PER SEMESTER1
Tuition (including student activity fee, $9.00; health fee, $11.00) . .
Student union fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Matriculation fee (for those registering for the first time) . . . . . .
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bcoks are estimated at $25.00 to $40.00.
Students registered for more than the maximum number of credit hours
(17 in the College) are charged at the rate of $18.00 for each additional credit
hour a week per semester.
Special students will pay at the rate of $32.00 per credit hour up to 11
credits. Those who register for 12 o r more credit hours will pay the regular
The fee for auditing a course is one-half the fee charged when i t is taken
for credit. Students and auditors enrolled for less than 5 credits are not charged
the student union fee. Those enrolled for 5 to 8 credits pay 1/3 the
student union fee. Those enrolled for 9 to 11 credits pay 2/3 the student
ROOM AND BOARD PER SEMESTER1
Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key Deposit (refundable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Room & Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Women students in residence are required to buy and use a minimum of
$125.00 of meal book coupons per semester, men students $ I 50.00.
Subject t o change.
/ Financial Imfomation
Late registration fee per day (after classes begin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change of registration after the beginning of the second week of classes .
Registration with the Placement Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placement fee. depending upon the method of placement . . . . . . $3.00 to
Graduation fee. for seniors in both the College and Seminary . . . . . . . . .
Final examinations taken at another hour than the one scheduled . . . . . .
Examination making up an incomplete o r a condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Comprehensive examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transcript of credits (after first one which is free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Student Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MUSIC FEES PER S E - E S T E R
Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................
Organ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Private instruction, per lesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Piano studio rental (one hour per day) ...........................
Organ rental (one hour per day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice studio rental (one hour per day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Concert Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESTIMATED EXPENSES PER SEMESTER1
General expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 I 8.50
Room & Board' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241.00
Special. Music. Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total. approximately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $684.50
*These are required minimum expenditures. Ordinarily the total cost is somewhat
General expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41 8.50
Special. Music. Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total. approximately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $443.50
These estimates do not include transportation. clothing. or ~ersonalexpenses.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
SEE UNDER Application for Admission for required advance deposits.
Parents may deposit additional money in advance at the college
or the student may make the remainder of the payment when he
registers. Student accounts are due in full at the time of registration
in September and February .
Recognizing that payment of fees in full at registration poses a
financial problem in some cases. the college has instituted a "budget"
plan . By this plan the resident student makes a down payment of
$475.00 at registration. then seven monthly payments of $115.00 and
1 Subject to change.
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the balance due in May. Off-campus students pay an initial payment
of $225.00 and seven monthly payments aE $80.00 and the balance
due in May. To defray the cost of the plan, a charge of $1.00 is made
for each payment on the student's account after registration.
Tuition, fees, and room charges for a student cancelling his registration
before the middle of anv semester will be charged at the rate of 10
percent per week or fraction thereof, except f;lr matriculation and
special fee.! which are not refundable. There i s no fee refund after
the middle of the semester.
Refunds for board are made on unused meal-book coupons. Students
who move out of dormitories but do not cancel out of school are
charged the full semester room rent.
Financial aids in the form of loan funds. schotawhips. grants-in-ai&
and emplo!-nlent assistance are available at +4ugbmg. Students must
complete ail application form and meet certain requirements to qualjfp
fur financial ni&. The collllep gives a~aistanceto s ~ d e n t sin securing
work bosh nn and off the campus.
Several loan funds have been established to assist students in working
out their financial problems. Loans may be arranged at a reasonable
rate of interest for various periods of time.
TFte GeneneralS d e n t Loan Fund', established through the gifts of
many individual donors, is chiefly maintaind by contributions from
the -4 ugsbarg College Women's Club.
The Olaf Rogne Fund, established in 1954, extends assistance to
students in the Seminary.
The Charles and Nora Crouch Student Loan Fund, established in
1954, extends assistance to members of all classes.
The Senior Loan Fund, established by the class of 1955, is available
to selected graduating seniors.
The John and Anna Jorgine Gregory Theological Student Loan Fund
is available to students who are preparing for the ministry.
The Student Aid Fund of the Zion Lutheran Hour, established by the
Zion Lutheran Church of Minot, North Dakota, likewise extends loans
to students preparing for the ministry.
National Defense Student Loam, established by h e National Defense
Education Act of 1958, are available to students capable of maintaining
good standing in their chosen course of study. Special consideration is
given to those students who express a desire to teach in elementary or
secondary schools and to those whose academic background indicates
a superior capacity for preparation in science, mathematics, engineering
or modem foreign languages.
Arrangements for the loans are made through a conference with the
Dean of Students, chairman of a faculty committee on student loans.
In addition to arranging loans, the committee counsels students on
financial matters with the objective in mind of helping the student work
out a satisfactory plan for his finances.
SCHOLARSHIPS A N D PRIZES
Fifty Freshman Scholarships of varying amounts are available to
outstanding high school graduates. Some of these scholarships are
renewable provided the student's scholastic record is 2.0 or better.
A limited number of Tuition Scholarships is awarded to outstanding
high school graduates. Students who rank in the upper five per cent of
their high school class, perform well on scholastic aptitude tests, and
can show good character references are eligible for consideration. These
scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a 2.25 scholastic
Departmental Scholarships of variable amounts are awarded each
year to students who are highly recommended by the chairman of their
major department. These scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a scholastic average of 1.75 or better.
Upper-class Scholarships of $300 are awarded each year to selected
students with an honor point ratio of 2.4 or better who apply to the
Student Personnel Committee.
Augsburg awards two Foreign Student Scholarships each year to
deserving students from other countries. These scholarships cover the
cost of tuition or its equivalent.
The American Indian Scholarship was established in 1955 by Spring
Lnke Park Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. I t is a scholarship of
$200.00 to be applied on tuition at Augsburg College. I t is to be
awarded to an American Indian student selected on the basis of
scholarship and economic need.
The Henry P. Opseth Music Scholarship was established in 1953 in
memory of Henry P. Opseth, former head of the Music Department and
director of the Augsburg College Choir. It is awarded annually to a
sephomore or junior student of outstanding promise or achievement
in the field of music.
The Marilyn Solberg Voice Scholarship in memory of Marilyn
Yvonne Solberg, a member of the Augsburg College Choir from 1950
uotil the time of her death in 1953, was established in 1955 by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Iver Solberg and her brother, Dorvan. I t is
awarded to an Augsburg student who has music as a major or minor
and who shows outstanding promise or achievement in the art of
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T h e George Sverdrup Graduate Fellowship was established by the
Board of Trustees of Augsburg in 1947 to honor the memory of George
Sverdrup, President of Augsburg from 1911 to 1937. It is awarded
annually to an Augsburg graduate of outstanding character and ability
who plans to prepare further for the vocation of teaching. The amount
of the Fellowship is five hundred dollars.
T h e Keith E. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship was established in
1945 b;r- Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hoffman of Minneapolis in memory
of their son whn gave his life in the conquest of Okinawa. The scholarslrip is awarded annually to a student selected on the basis of academic
achievement. personal character, and ability in the field of athletics.
Two Lutheran Brotherhood Scholarsh,ips of $300 each are provided
by the Lutheran Brotherhood Life Insurance Society and awarded each
fall to outstanding Lutheran college seniors. The students are selected
by the college in the spring of the junior year on the basis of religious
leadership and scholastic standing.
T h e Augsburg College Women's Club Scholarship awards, totaling
$400, are granted each year to two or more students of outstanding
character and excellent scholarship.
The Adolph Pnulson Jfernorial Price. from a fund established by
w110 [aught Social Tcience at Aughurg from 1930 to 1935. is nm+arded
a~nuall! to a college studrnt for the b e € essay r+~ittenon an assi~ned
subject in the f i ~ l dof Christian Snciolog>-.The amount of the prize i s
mcmberr; of the Paulson farnil?- in memory of Profesor
T h e Iver and Marie Iversen Scholarskip was established in 1957
through a grant from Mr. Iver Iversen of Brooklyn, New York. It is
awarded annually to a student in the College or Seminary. The award,
in the amount of $250, is made on the basis of need, scholarship, and
interest in Christian service.
T h e Reverend Oloj Rogne Men~nrialSrholnrsbips were established
in 1958 by two anonymous donors to honor the memory of Reverend
Olaf Rogne, business administrator oi tltr snIlege from 1940 to 1952.
Three awards of $500 each are made annually tn ~ e I p c t dstudents preparing for Christian service in either the college or the seminary.
T h e Carl Fosse ;VTcmnriul Chemistry Scltolarship was established in
1960 by the d ~ p a r t m ~ noff ~llpmietryto honor the menlory of Carl Fosse.
professor of c h e ~ n i s r rat
~ ;iupsburg from 1921 tn 1942. The annual
award is made to a fred~rnanstadent whose acarl~~nic
promise of achievement in the field of chemistry.
T h e Manivald Aldre Menzorial Chemistry Scholarship was established
in 1960 by friends and the rlepartment nf chemistry to honor the memory of Manivald Aldre. assistant p s o f ~ 5 ~ nofr chemistry at Augsburg
from 1949 to 1958. The annual award i s made to a freshman student
whose academic record indicates promise of achievement in the field
Tlte Walter Gordon Sclrnell 3.femorilst CJ~emisrrySch ohrship was
established by friends and the department of chemistry in 1960 to honor
the memory of Walter Gordon 5chneIL a student of chemistry at Xogburg until the time of his death in January 2960. The annual arvard
is made to a freshman dudent whose academic b n c k ~ o u n d indicates promise of achievement in the field of c h e m i s .
The Dr. F r e d e d c C,a d LLWTOE. Ifortensen Chemistry Scholarship
was a~tahliahedin 1961 hp the chemist? staff. The award is made
annually tn a chemistry student whose record indicates promise in the
field of chemistry.
The Magnus A. Kleven Family Scholarship was established in 1956
by members of the family to honor their parents. The scholarship
is awarded annually to a student on the basis of academic achievement, personal character and promise of achievement in the field of
The Professor P. A. Sveeggen Memorial! Scho?msh,ip was establish&
in 1959 by friends to honor the memory of P. -4.. Sveeggm, profmsor of
English at Augsburg from 1915 to 1952. The award of variable amount
is made annually to an outstanding student in the field of English.
Alumni Ach.ievmmf Scho?zrships are awarded annualI7 t o three
undergradaate studenk. The amount is goivalent to one semester's
tuition and f ~ e sThese
scholarships are give11 to the outstandjng etudent
in the freshman, sophomore. and junior classes for we the follnlring
The Alma Jensen Dickersan, .Memorial Sch.ularsltips were established
in 1961 by Mrs. Alma Jensen Dickerson. a member of the Augsburg
facult? from 1943 to 195S. One or more schoIarsh@s are awarded
annually to able and desening junior or senior smdents.
The Carl W . LandahI Scholarship was established by the family
and friends in memory of Professor Carl W. Landahl, a member
of the Augsburg Music Faculty from 1952 until his death in 1961. It
is awarded annually to a student on the basis of achievement in the
field of music.
The Onesirnus Sc/rolarsiU'p. established in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs.
James WelEecbon, is awarded annually in the amount of $300 to a
student in the Seminary who is preparing for service in the Christian
The Thorvald Olsen Barrttued~ Memorial Scho7arsltip Fund was
established in 1960 by gifts from h e Bnrnbedt family and through
a church-wide offering, to honor the memory of Dr. T. 0. Burntpdt
who was President of the Lutheran Free Church from 1930 to 1955.
One or more scholarships is awarded annually to a student or students
in Augsburg Theological Seminary.
The Celia Fredrickson Scholarship consists of the income from a
fund of one thousand dollars. It is awarded annuallv to an Augsburg
student from the Lamberton, Minnesota, pariah of the Lutheran Free
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The Edward Yokie Scholarship, consisting of the income from $5,000,
was established in 1962 through a bequest of Mr. Yokie, a former
The Greater Augsburg A h m n i A s s a c i ~ i o nScholarship of $500 is
awarded annually to an outstanding dumnus of Augsburg in order to
encourage and assist promising students in the carrying out of projects
of graduate study.
The Women's Missionary Federation Scholarship is awarded by the
Federation to returned mi~sionariesor to Lutheran students of recognized Christian character and good scholastic records who are making
preparation for mission work. The scholarship varies from $50.00 to
$250.00 per year. Higher awards are possibIe for graduate work or
are available to students in good standing who are in
special need of financial assistance. In awarding these grants, the
Student Personnel Committee gives primary consideration to demonstrated financial need which is determined by examining a statement
of the resources and anticipated expenses of both the student and his
AN EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, located in the Personnel Office, assists
stodents in obtaining part-timeremunerative work. Many sixdents find
it possible to pap part 'of their college expenses with money earned in
this waj-. The t y p e of work available m e of variom kinds, including
~ecreationalleader&ip, reptaurant work, domestic service, sales work,
and secretarial and clerical work. The college i s concerned that mployment not interfere ruitl~ a student's academic work. Tllerefore, it is
dsirable that Freshmen have s&cient funds to pay their entire expenses
for at Ieast one semester. Part-time employment may then be secured
in accordance with the need of the gudent and his ability to handle
Students are employed by the college in several areas. For these
positions preference is given to upper-class students who have maintained a good scholastic average.
Assistance in obtaining summer employment is also provided each
spring by the Ernploymemt Service. Application for part-time or summer
employment may be made in the Personnel Office.
Admission to the College
Xupsburg College should be made to
the Director of :ldrnie~ionr;.This ma)- be done at any time after the
completion of the junior year in high school. and preferably before
July 1 preceding the fall in rvliich a &.dent seeks admission. fio appljcadona are accepted after September 1. Studentr! are adrised to
apply earl!- in their senior year. Early applicants gain an advantage
hoth in regstration and housing. Kotification of admission is sant
a ~tudenta5 soon as his appIication is complete.
~ F P U C . ~ TFOR
~ ~ ;hDMJSST0Y
Steps in applying for admission:
(1) Obtain an application form by writing or visiting:
Office of Admissions
Minneapolis 4, Minnesota
12) Complete and return the application form together with a photograph a n d $15.00 admissions deposit. TlGe deposit is applied to
the tuition. I1 the auplicarion is not accepted. o r if i t is withdrawn before July 1 for the fall spmester and by January 15
for the eprinp eemeter. 810.n0 of thB d e p o d itdl bbe refunded.
(3) Request your high school to send us a cop^ af your high school
record and t e results.
Transfer srudcnts will request the previous cfillege nr co1Iegs to send an official transcript of grades
togerher with results of standardized re?& taken.
An interview on campus ie encouraged but not r e w e d .
After acceptance dl new studenk are rewired to pay a $50 nonrefundable &tion dcposit. Tbie deposit is due by July 1; for those
admitred thereafter. it i due within two weelcs af~er acceptance.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
as h d e n t s . men and xTomenof good moral
character ancl sound health who show interest in and a b i l i t ~to do
college work. 'Estimate of ability i s determined by rank in the high
schooi graduating class. by the Minne-cota Scholastic Aptitude Test or
comparable examination. and bv the h i ~ hschooI record or pserinus
The normal basis for aJrni~-.ionis the completion of the courses of
grades nine to tw~Ivein an accredited high school. No definite pattern
of ~ubjccksi s required. but i t is recnrnmendecl d ~ a tthe last fonr year5
oE high school include four units of En&h, and at least two units eac5
of a foreign lanpage. social studies. mathematics. and gcience. A m i t
is defined as a course carering one academic ?-ear and qnivalent to at
least 120 hours of classwork.
Admission t o the College /
For entrance to the Freshman class, either the tests of the American
College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
of the College Entrance Examination Board is required.
A recent physical examination is also required. Students will be
provided with blanks to be filled out and returned to the Student
Personnel Office by August 15. The health report must be received
before the student will be permitted to register.
Students are accepted by transfer from other colleges and universities if their academic record was satisfactory and they were in good
standing. College credit is granted for liberal arts courses satisfactorily completed at accredited institutions. A maximum of 64 semester
credits is allowed on transfer from a junior college.
Advanced placement is granted to students who qualify, on the
basis of work taken in high school or elsewhere, to enroll in courses
beyond the beginning course. Placement may be determined by tests,
or by the level and length of the course previously completed.
Advanced standing, that is, college credit, is granted to high school
students who have successfully completed a college-level course provided they received a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations.
Over 400 f r e s h e n enrolled in the faU of 1961.
THEINPLUEKCES which mould life and character on a college campus are
of many kind?. While rhe exercises of classroom, Iaboratary, and
library f o m ~the organizing basis of college a c t i v i ~ ?they need ro be
supplemented by ather than academic forces. T h e e intangible but
very real supplementary influrnces have n1uc11to do with ereatirg the
spirit of an institution. At .4ugsburg definirc emphasis is placed upon
thf maintenance of a rvholcmn~espirit of Christian community living*
Students are urged t o gite conscious attmtion to this personal and
spiritual side of their development and thus contribute toward the
prevalence of a vital and happy Christian atmosphere on the campus.
It is the earnest desire of those who direct the policies of Augsburg
that the institution may constantly be permeated by an atmosphere in
which the quest for Truth as it is in Christ is prayerfully fostered in
All students are required to conlplete fourteen credit hours in courses
offered in Religion. There are numerous voluntary religious activities
in which students are encouraged to participate. Spiritual Emphasis
Week is held twice each year. It is assumed that every Augsburg student
will find a church home in Minneapolis and attend its services regularly.
It is expected of each student that his life, conduct, and influence,
both on and off campus, shall be worthy of a member of a Christian
College. Those who do not feel drawn to this quality of life and to the
fellowship in which it is nourished should not seek to be enrolled at
Augsburg. A truly Christian spirit and environment must be the
product of the united effort and prayer of faculty, students, and administration.
The heart of Augsburg's program of Christian education is the daily
Chapel Service, where the faculty and students gather for united worship, prayer, and a brief meditation upon the Word of God. Regular
attendance is expected of all students.
RECREATION STANDARDS AND DISCIPLINE
At Augsburg all the work of the college rests on certain Biblical
affirmations about human nature and man's relation to God. The college
regards the Christian life as the truly significant life. This life implies
an intimate relation to the person of Christ. In the content of this
primary relationship the Christian also lives in a relationship to people,
to events, to things. The fact that God not only created the world but
became Man gives evidence that life in this world is not to be despised.
The Christian liberal arts college takes seriously these relationships
and therefore seeks to educate the whole man. It follows that one of its
important responsibilities is to establish recreational programs and
policies that contribute to this end. It should be clear, however, that
in an age which is much concerned with the pursuit of pleasure, a
college like Augsburg should never subordinate its academic program
to leisure-time activities. On the contrary, the recreational program
must be in the content of, and be congruent with, the major inellectual
quests of the college; and both must have as their goal to help the
individual to live an effectual Christian life in the world.
In setting up a recreational and social program, Augsburg is conscious of its position as a coeducational Christian college of liberal
arts. The program takes into account the relationship between sexes
and seeks to provide normal and healthy opportunities for the expression
of the mutual attraction of the sexes. Augsburg offers a varied and
selective recreational and social program which gives preference to
those activities which are emancipatory rather than restrictive, those
which enrich community life rather than those which are divisive or
encourage selfish satisfactions.
The college provides a rarietr- of activities designed to meet these
requirements. The ancial p-rogam includes a number of organized allschool went5 combined with many les-structured activities designed
for specified smaller poups. Tn nttempting to meet the needs and
interests o f all Angsburg fhdenb, we make use of dl existing facilities
on campus and m a t y of those which are available in the Twin City area.
In seeking to develop a constructive recreational program, some
limitations have been placed upon certain other activities. The college
is opposed to all forms of gambling. I t forbicb the posmaion or consumption of alcoholic bererages in dormitories; in any collegeapproved place of residence, or at an? college-spansored event. Any
student found under the influence of Liquor i s subject to disciplinary
action. SociaI. or ballroom dancing. is not a part of the recreztiond
program of the college. Students arr encouraged to be digcriminating in
all types of recreation in which they engag. [hat their time may be well
v e n t . and strong moral and ethical ralues map be developed. Such
common activitie: as television vierving and movie-going. for example,
can easily become time-wasting and even detrimental to the development
of moral and ethical values.
Without attempting ta dictate to the indiridud conscience, the
college regards i t as its right to ask its students t o adapt thernselve.
to the social p r a p a m approred by the college and to follow it as memh e n of the cr~llegecommunity. Although thp college l a ~ dowm
rules regarding most mattes only with respect to activities centering
on the rampus. it reserves the right t o dismiss any studmt whose
cnntinuation in colZegr is deemed undeirahle for social as we11 as for
academic reaFons. It i s the policy of the c o l l ~ pthat such action shall
not be taken capriciously, but only after the avaiIable campus resources
of counseling and judicial processes have been utilized. Thus, dis-
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ciplinary problems are first dealt with through counseling. Those not
solved in this way are channeled to a faculty-student Judicial Council
through the Office of the Dean of Students. In all such cases, careful
investigation and the privilege of a hearing precede any disciplinary
The Religious Life Commission, composed of students and faculty,
endeavors to promote a religious program that will stimulate growth
of Christian life in the Augsburg community. Chairman of this council
is the student Commissioner of Religious Activities. Areas for which
this committee carries primary responsibility are the Mid-Week services,
Spiritual Emphasis Weeks, prayer meetings, informal group meetings,
and a Pre-seminary club.
This Commission also serves as a coordinating agency for all voluntary Christian organizations on campus. The principal organization
is the Student Christian Association. The SCA seeks to serve as a
stimulus and outlet for Christian faith and life. Students participate
in regional and national Lutheran Student Association of America
Conferences, and conduct a schedule of meetings on campus.
The Mission Society, the service organization of SCA promotes
interest in missions through a program of study, fellowship, worship,
and service. A highlight of the year is the Mission Festival, a week-end
conference devoted to the study of missionary activity and recruitment
The Concordia Society is an organization for all the students in the
Regular convocations are held each Thursday throughout the year.
These programs acquaint the campus community with outstanding
personalities in various fields. A wide range of interests is covered,
including the scientific, political, social, religious, and artistic.
SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Students at Augsburg are given many opportunities for social training
and recreation. The S t d e n t Council through the Commissioner of
Social Activities, assisted by a Commission on Social and Recreational
Life, sponsors each month an all-school social activity which all students
may attend. Most of these are informal. The Sophomore and Junior
classes spon:or semi-formal banquets. The Associated Women Students
and.a number of other organizations sponsor teas, dinners, and social
affairs on and off campus.
,4ugsbnrg7's location in Minneapolis gitw i t s shdmts unique opportunities to make use of some of rhe finest educational and cultural
adrantag3 which the Northwst has to offer. Excellent art coUectinns
are to he fonnd i n the Minneapolis Institute of
and the WaIker
Art Center. The Twin City libraries are evteneive in their services.
The Historical Museum in St. Paul gives access to large coflections of
historical material. The Minneapolis Symphony @ T C ~ F ~ ~ Tprograms
and other concerts affnrd rich npporiuni~yfor the e n j o y e n t of music.
Many students and faculty attend Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
concerts by virtue of a special college season ticket arrangement.
Season tickets are available also for other University concerts and the
University Theater drama programs.
A monthly bulletin, Augsburg Plus, listing programs, concerts, art
displays and exhibitions is compiled and issued from the Student Personnel Office.
SOCIETYconsists of all full-time and part-time students
enrolled at Augsburg College and Theological Seminary.
The central concern of student government is focused on education
to rhe end that i n d i d n d s may develop their full capabilities through
intellectual gror+-lh.The student government relates to this broad objective by assuming rqonsibilities for fm-thering etudent affairs, educating
members to the democratic prace-fe, derelnping a sense of community,
fostering intellectual activity, and participating in policy making.
The administration, under the direction of the president, resides in
the executive branch. The Execzctizle Council consists of six commiss i o n e r w a c h responsible to the president for one of the major areas
of ~tudentlife. Eight boards also assist him in his work.
The Sttdertt Council. presided over by the ~ice-president,is the
branch of the government. Each of the
college classes has its own officers and participa~esin student government throuFh its repre~~ntatives
on the council.
ttrTentponem e d e r le+lative
The Judicial Council is a student-faculty judiciary, whose rulings
are subject to appeal only to the President of the College.
The Student-Faculi? Cotrncil. composed of students, administration
and faculty, discusses campw proble~n~,
considers legislation adopted
by one group or the o h e r rvl~jc!~affects the college as a whole, and
promotes cooperatian and understanding between the students, the
faculty, and t l ~ eadministration.
The Student Society is n member of the N a t i o n a l Student A~socistiaa,
L J I ~l a r g s t r~preserilativenatinnaI union of ~tudentsi n the United States.
Through this organization the students receire programming aide for
use on the campus. and adtl their voice ro the voice of all American
students before Ute r~ational porernment and otlther organizations in
matters of smdent concern,
The Slurlent C;n~:~mmenr
direct? siweraf projects of interest t o the
college community. These projects include ihe annual One-Appeal Campaign. Leadership Training Workshops. Political Actimn Week, Homecoming. 5~lddent Lecture Series, Academic Freedom 'K~ek. College
Union Study. and Development Council. Counseiing of FreAmen by
upper-class student%is conducted through a College Brofher-Co17ege
sister Program as a part of Freshman Orientation.
Associated Tomen Sludents. composed of all the women students,
provides opportunity for the $5-omen to develop meanin,@
seH gorernmenf. Tt aims to create a E;ense of Ilarmonv ant? fellowship, to promote
and maintain I~ighstandards of l~rrnorand i n t e g i ? in personal conilact. and i t encourages participation irl all collepe actintiea. It i s affJiatrrI with the Interccrllegiate .\r;sociated Tomen Students, a national
The Augsbzrrg Ech,o, the college newspaper, is published by a student
Augsburg's yearbook, the Arrgshurgian, prnvides a pictorial record
of the activities of the year. Work on the annual provides opporhmip
for creative expression in artistic design as \ ~ c l las in pl~ot~p-raph~.
The top staff members of the Azcgshnrg Echo and the Augsburgian
constitute the Board of Publication.
A student editor, named by the Publications Commission, compiles
the "A" Book. The Directory is published by the Registrar.
The enlhusiasm and energy of student^ motirate them to pursue their
int~rest.Jwyonrl the rla~~r-roorn.
For most effective partidpation, ~tudents
with similar interests h a w unitrtl to form clubs. Several nf t h e e are
esten~ionsof courses beronrI the class room. Ot11ers are devoted to
i n t e r ~ ~ not
t s aRerrr1 in die currirulum. Nerv clubs are formed as the
o c c ~ ~ i odernancls.
The Alpha Delta Theta, Sigma Chaptm, is a prafe:siond sorority
open to students preparing for medical technolop. Ridership is
based,upon scholarship, character and professional
The Aristolelian Society unites those who have a common interest
in scientific knowledge and experimentation.
The Art Club is organized to satisfy the student's creative urge in
the field of art and to promote an interest in art.
The Business Club draws membership from the Business and Secretarial Studies classes. The development of professional interests is
the major objective.
The Chemistry Club is open to both majors and minors in chemistry. The meetings consist of seminars on current topics in this specific area.
The Cosmopolitan C1u.b brings together foreign and American students who have a mutual interest in the culture, language and people
of the various countries.
The Electronics Club is open to anyone interested in the field of
radio and electronics. Members operate an amateur radio station on
The Augsburg Society for Drarnntic drrs provide? for its members
an opportunity to learn from participation in stage p~esmtationsand
from field trips, as well as from rending and seeing plays produced.
Membership is open to all students. b l m b e r ~ l ~ iinp ijrarional Cojleg-iute
lJlayers represents recognition for continued excellence in drama participation. It is open only to qualified upper-classmen.
The Student National Education Association, Martin Qmnbeck Chapter, offers to its members associate membership in professional education associations and strives to acquaint future teachers with the
importance of teaching as a profession.
The Home Economics Club, open to all students in the Home Economics Department, aims tc promote professional attitudes toward all
aspects of home and community life.
The Augsburg Republican Club and Democrat Club aim to stimulate
interest in public affairs and give students opportunity to participate
actively in local, state, and national politics, and in other human
The Sociology Forum is an organization of students preparing for
professional work in the field of Social Service.
The Writers' Club includes students who enjoy creative expression in
various forms of writing. The members share their literary efforts in an
ir?iormal atmosphere, and benefit from mutual criticism.
The "A" Club is limited to men who have won a major A at Augsburg. The aim of this organization is "to bind the 'A' men of the past,
present, and future into a more intimate bond of fellowship, and to
keep the athletics of Augsburg on the highest possible plane."
The Tomes" AtA7eric Assachtion at Augsbnrg is a member of the
Minnesota Athletic ,il;sociation of College Tomen. Membership in this
organization is gained by participation in individual and group recreationaI activities with awards given on a point bask.
Augsburg College participates in intercollegiate debating, both in
Minnesota and in the neighboring states. Students may also participate
in local and intercollegiate oratorical contests.
The Augsburg College Choir has about sixty members selected
from all classes. In addition to local concerts, the choir goes on tour
each year to various parts of the United States and accmionally to
The Augsburg College Concert Band makes an annual tour and
presents public concerts in Minneapolis. There are also a Varsity Band
and Instrumental Ensembles.
The Augsburg College Cantorians, a women's chorus, participates
in school programs and concerts and makes short tours annually.
The Male Chorus sings at various churches in the Twin City area
and makes short tours in the vicinity.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
Under he direction of the Department of Physical Education, a wide
range of recreational activities is arranged for general student participation. Every student is urged to participate in some activity for his own
recreation and relaxation.
An intramural program provides competition in a variety of team
sports as well ae indi~idaalperformance actidties. Climaxing the intramural Frogram is the Extramural Meet, a tournament for the winners
of intramuraI scbedulea in I-ariou~;colleges.
Augsburg is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The college is represented annually by teams in football,
basketball, hockey, wrestling, baseball, track, tennis, and golf.
IT IS TKE PURPOSE of Augshurg College to provide an intercaIIegiate
azhIetic program wlzich is in harmony with its Christian philost?phy.
This philosophp k to be reflected in the conduct and outlook of both
the pla?-era and the spectaton. The edncationaI program of the college
reco,gnizes that recreation and play are n fundamental part of hlife, and h a r ihjs phase of Life needs to be cultivated 8 physical,
mental, and crnationa1 health are to be maintained. IntercolIegiate
athletics, as a phase of that progam, g i v e recognition to the fact that
co~npetitiveplay can contribute to the development of student interests,
skills. insights, and loyalties.
More specifically. the following outcomes are sought: (I) The shrdrnt participating in athletics sl~ouldacquire and exhibit, both in and
out of athlckiw, sucFr Isaeic qualities of character as self-discipline,
h o n ~ t y . sense of fair pIay. ant! cooperation. ( 2 ) The participant
511ould de\.elop the knowledge. interests. and skills which will be of
special use to him in such r*oc;rtions as teaching and coaching or
recreational leadership, or in his own recreational activities. Far from
being set apart from his educational goal or in any way competing
wit11 it, the student's participation in intescnllegiate alliIetics must either
contribute directly to this goal ar be complementary LO his other
educational actirities. 131 The ~ t n d e n tspectator ~honlda c e r e and
erhibit snme of the finer qualities of Chridian character, such as
self-restraint. sense of fair play, appreciation of high-grade performance
on i l ~ epart of both oppnnents and fellow-students. and respect for
individual personalit!*. (4) The intercollegiate athletic program should
contrilmte to the development of a unified and healthy "schnol ~ i r i t . "
Err Aueiasrn for intercollegiate athletics or other c o - c d d a r sctivitie-s
should not overshadorv pride in high schola.~ticachievement. nor can
i t take the place of a well-roundcd and effective intramural and general
HONORS AND AWARDS
On the 1927 Class Cup for Scholarship Trophy is engraved the name
of each student who has achieved the highest scholastic standing in his
college graduating class. He must have attended Augsburg for at least
Omicron Chapter of Lambda lota Tau, a national honor society, is
open to English majors who have attained a high scholastic average
and have presented a paper on a literary topic before a public audience.
The purpose? of the Timia Soci~ty.the Augsbwg lionor sociehr. are
to recngnize scademic achie\vement and to promote scholarship. Vembership is by invitation only. Juniors and Seniors who have earned 3
2.5 honor point ratio accmulative are normally indited. while Freshmen
and Snphomores with a 2.25 honor point ratio arc aclmifted as pledps.
Augsburg has a Chapter of Pi Garnrnn M r t . the National Social Science Honor Societ!-. wlirrh is affiliated rvith the Association of College
Honor Societies. A high lei-el of xholarship in the social sciences is
required for election to r n e m b c ~ h i ~ .
The d u g b u r g Guild of Honor is an organization to recognize and
hunor those members of the senior graduating c l s s rvho have shown
tl~emselves to be indirriduak excelliiig to an outstanding d e g e e in
r;cholanhip, leader& ip. and participation in extra-curricular activiries.
The Dean's List includes students who have achieved an honor point
ratio of 2.5 or better in the previous semester of work at Augsburg
The 1925 Class Cup in Athletics is awarded to the athlete who has
made outstanding records both in athletics and in scholarship.
The Harold A. Johnson Trophy, presented by Gerald L. Johnson i n
1943, is awarded annually to the student who is judged to be the most
valuable player on the basketball team.
The Class of 1918 Ortltorical Cup was presented to the college as a
prize to arouse interest in oratory. The name of the winner of the
annual contest i s engraved upon the cup, which is to remain in the
possession of the college.
STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES
Tnstitutional semices to students are arganized and administered in
accordance with plans and policies estahIi&ed by the Student Personnel
Committee. Included sre such services as Counseling, Testing, Fr-hman Orientation. Stndnt Records. The Student Real& Service: Housing
and Faod Senlice, Placement, S~udentEmpIopment, snd Coordination of
Student Ac~ivities.The ac?ministralio~lof these services ia centered in
the Ofice of the Dean of Student:. The Stodent Personnel Office also
works claselp with the Director of Admigsions.
Caunseling services are maintained in an effort: tro assist each stndent
to obtain the mmimurn benefits from he learning experiences offered
at Augshurg CaIlege. RTatters such as uncertaine over vocational choice
or educational planning religious uncertain?, health, financial robletme., personal and social rtd jush-nent and personal deficiencies can
interfere wid? the learning process a d are dealt rvith in counseling
sessions. It is hoped itrat through counseling, students will develop more
realistic conceptions of themselves and the sunomding world, and
keener awareness of reources available to t h m as sltey meet the
problems of daily life.
At Angsburg the counseliig procea is carried an at a w e d levels.
.M1 faculty members participate in the counseling program, and each
ncw student is asigned to a faculty counselor who works with him until
he chooses a major field of stndy. At that h e , the major abvism
becomas his counselar. In addition. there are f a c u b members who
have specialized training in comseIing and techniques for dealing with
prohIems of adjmtment. The Dean of Stodents and the Dean of Women
are special counselors to the men and women. respechely. The connseling propam is coo~dinatedby ihe OEce of the Dean of Students in
accordance with the plane and policie,~established by the Student
Students who have persona1 problems are mcouraged to seek heIp
through counseling conferences. If a serious problem develops which
demands profeminnaI skill and more time than the professor has to
spend in counseling the student is referred to tke Office of the Dean
of Students or Dean uf TiTomen. A further referraI may be made to
the College Chaplain, in the ca:e of spiritual problems, or a pspchiatrist. in rhe case of underl!ing emotional problems. The school phyician works lrirh the Personnel Deans in the Ixtter case.
All new students are gitren a battry of t e ~ t sduring Freshman Days.
College aptitude gcores, Englkh, and reading ability scores are used
Ey c o m s ~ l o r sto help students plan their initial progranzs. Personal
adjustment scorcs and the rocatianal interest t e t profile help the
student3 learn to know m O t F about themselves, in order to make the
best choice of subjects and occupatianal goals. The Sequential Tests
of Educational Progress ISTEP) are given to all sophomores. Saniors take the graduate record examinations.
Freshmen and other new students participate in FreAmam Days
before the beginning of classes each sernestc~.The stadenta take tests,
attend classes, inspect the college faciliti~s, and become acquainted
with their fellow students. with the facdp, and especiallj~with their
o w n f ~ c u l t ycolmselors. The facuIty counselors and students have several conferences during which they p l ~ n the student*s program of
A special course in improvement of reading is offered for interested
stodents, Freshmen who expect d3Iiculty with the increased quantity
and complexity of the reading material encountered in college are
~ P C i d yE I T t~o ~flr011i n this COUTSe.
Individual student records are kept in the Records Office under the
supervision of the Registrar. These records include admissions data,
academic achievement, student participation and achievement in nonacademic activities, test scores, reports of counseling and other information.
The Student Personnel Office maintains a file of student government
officers, of clubs and societies, including the constitutions, activities,
schedules, and membership rosters.
The Student Health Senice provides campus dispensary service with
registered nurses on duty. The coltege ph?sician has daily o5ce
hours on campus for consulration and for emergency treahlent. Infimlav rooms are adjacent to the dispensaq. The Health SerPice is
housed in a first faor _~ectinnof Memorial Hd,the men's residence
Physical examinations are given to all seniors. Before registering,
each entering ~rturlenti~ required to have on file the report of a physical
examination girm by his family physician. Corrective treatment is
Students, faculty, and staff have chest X-rays taken semi-annually
through the cooperation of the Hennepin County Tuberculosis Association Mobile Unit.
In it? residence propam, the coFlep sin15 t o dewlop in the students
Chrislian cI~aracter.self-control. and though~fulconirleration of others.
.#it he same time. the collep rcalizee t h a ~s;tudents' llappinese, comfort,
and emotional adjur;tmrnt in ;he rcsidcnce halls are rlirect influences
on their general efiriancy in the clwsroam.
Ln an effort to provide these opportunities for development while
maintaining optimal living ennditianc, active student dormitory councils
assume the responsibilities for the adlnjtlistratinn of dormitory life
policies in con~;ul~atjo~i
rr it11 he UirecLor of EcsIdences 1or Wn11te11,
the Hear! re sir lent^, and Fprsunnel Deans.
Llpper-daw studenis serw as t o u n a ~ l ~ r n~
e the dormitories and
attempt to help rlo~nlitor!- residents with prol~lerns of personal adjndment. Tllp lieat1 Resirlr~ltsand Per?onnel Deans senre as resource people
to these c o u n ~ e l o rand
~ handle cases rciprred to them.
A11 lrnmen atudents a n d freshman nlen studenti not Iiving at home
are requireti Lo live in colIege-ol~eratedhousing. Students desiring t o
reside in the city ~r.ikhr c l a t i r ~t~n u ~ tfin[ secure apprtrral for such an
arrangement from the Student Personnel Office. All studen& living in
the dormitoris. and umst sturlenk i n off-campus homing take heir
meals in she coJIcp r l i n i t q room. The c o l l e ~ ealso prorides two houses
Eor ~vornen with a cnoperati\.~huuse plan and nne house with small
Reeiclenc~l~allcare npPn to students a day before regdar schedules
become ~ffectir-P.and the!- C ~ O ~aP day after the term clnsee. Students
%rlio 1ris11 to sta!- in residence during vacatiun~ must apply for the
privilege. R o n m ~are furnit-hrd err~p1for l ~ p dlinen. LOX$-rls,
and bedspreads. Laundry facilitit~ arp alaiIa1,lc i n each residence.
Red linen. and tntrels n-iay be reiltcrl rrit11 laurl(lcring fir--ice a1 a reasenahle c o ~ t .T h i ~sen~iceir; ~equircdof all \\-.\.omenstudent-. in Gerda
>Tortensen Hall. =Zn optional linm sen-ire is a r ~ i l a b l eto other students.
5tudents e l y a g e a aonm ai tlic: hegi~lninenf the fan semester f o r
the entire scltonl !;car. Rr~om resema1inn3 urrith depnsit nf 925 are
requirsrl of all 5ittgJe ~ f u r l ~ n tThis
s . rleposit is appli~dto the first semester's room rent. Rooms Tor ncrr- students are a ~ ~ i ~ ni ne dthe lare
summer according to the date of application. P r e s ~ ~~tudrnts
make room application prior LO M a y 15 ant1 suhmit tIte rnom deposit
by July 15. After May 15, reservations for present students are assigned on the same basis as for new students. Students who find it
necessary to cancel their room reservation will receive full refund of
the deposit if the cancellation is received by August 1.
All men living in Memorial Hall are required to pay a $15.00
breakage fee at the beginning of each school year. At the end of the
year the fee is refunded if the condition of the room and the furniture is satisfactory.
The Placement Bureau assists seniors and alumni in securing positions.
Continuous contact is maintained with business, governmental, welfare,
and educational institutions and organizations at the local as well as
the state and national levels. Interviews are arranged both on and off
the campus. A registration fee and a small placement fee are charged.
An employment service, located in the Student Personnel Office, assists
students in obtaining part-time remunerative work during the school
year, Christmas vacation, and summer.
The Coordinator of Stu,dent Activities assists student officers to
maintain effective functioning of student activities, and keeps on file
the club constitutions, rosters, and schedules of meetings. Faculty
advisers to student organizations are approved by the Coordinator.
The program of student activities is a primary responsibility of the
Executive Council and the Student Council which is the legislative body
of the Augsburg Student Society.
Liaison between the Student Society and Faculty and Administration
is the function of the Student-Faculty Committee.
A weekly bulletin of events is prepared by the Student Personnel
Office. Also, the college activities calendar is kept by the Coordinator
of Student Activities assisted by the chairman of the Commission on
T&s are given periodically throughout the semester. In the course
of e ~ c hsemester, reports of the grades attained are made to the Registrar who forwards them to the counselors and students. Final reports
are sent at the close of each semester to the parents and students.
Written examinations are regularly scheduled at the close of each
semester. No student or class may arrange to take a final examination
in any course before the examination week.
Absence from a final examination without a sufficient reason will
grade of failure in the course concerned. A student who has
to be &sent from a h a 1 m i n a t i o n because of a conflict with outside
work from which he cannot ahtain an excuse, may arrange to take
such an mamination during some period after the time on which the
mult i n a
subject is scheduled.
If a student has obtained permission from the Dean of the College
to take a final examination at another hour than that scheduled, he is
charged a fee of $2.00 for such an examination. Before the student
takes the examination, he mmt obtain a statement from the Registrar's
ofice and bring it to the teacher concerned.
Comprehensive examinations map be permitted in courses in which
h e Committee on Admissions and Student Standing believe the student
has adequate preparation or background. Students who wish to take a
comprehensive examination must apply in writing to this committee.
W h e n permission is granted, the necessary approval foms may be
secured at the a5ce of the Registrar. A fee of $5.00 is charged for each
examination and must be paid in advance. Examination questions and
the answers wiIl be filed in the Registrar's office.
A -Superior, 3 honor puinb per credit
B -Very good, 2 honor paints per credit
C -Satisfactory, I honor point per credit
D -Passable, no honor points per credit
F -Failure, minus 1honor point per credit
E - Condition
I - Incomplete
CONDITIONS AND INCOMPLETES
A condition or an incomplete received at the end of the semester must
be removed within the first six weeks of classes of the following semester, or within a year if the student has not re-enrolled. 11 incompletes
Academic Administrotion / 39
and conditions are not removed within the time rtflowed, the condition
automatically becomes a failure and the incomplete map be changed to
a passing grade only when the average of Lhe previans work is sufficiently high. The final grade after the condition examination is taken
may not be higher than D. A fee of $2.00 is charged for an examination
making up an incomplete or a condition received at the end of a
In order to qualify for the BacheIor of h degree, certain reqtmenrents m u ~ he
t m ~ with
to credits. courses, and grades. A student wlio plans to graduate from tlugsburp is urger1 to dudy the requiremcnts as outIimcd in this section of the catalog and in the deparkmunt in which he plans to major. It is the responsibility of the student
to pee that he includef- the rvuirad subjects a t the right time in his
program of studic~.The facull? ad&ers. IF: deans. and &e registrar
will gladly a s s i ~ thim in planning his prorrarn.
For a general college education and as a basis for study in professicnal fields, students are required to complete credits as indicated in
the following fields :
Religion, 1 4 credits, at least 8 credits in lower division courses
and 4 in upper division. A maximum of 3 credits from courses
10, 51, 52, 54 may apply. For transfer students, the requirement is an average of 2 credits per semester of attendance.
Freshman English, 6 credits from Eng. 1-2. On the basis of proficiency examinations, students may substitute Eng. 3, 21.
Literature or Philosophy, 3 credits.
Beginning Speech, 2 credits.
Fine Arts, 2 credits from Art 1, 71; H.Ec. 3, 64; Mu. 3, 7; or
Foreign Language, 0 to 1 4 credits as indicated below:
FROM HIGH SCHOOL
Four years of one language.
Two or three years of one language.
None or one year of a language.
I N COLLEGE
Second or third year of the same
language, or two years of another
Two years in one language.
Social Sciences, 6 credits from Hist. 1-2; 21, 22; or Soc. 1, 2.
Natural Scierices, 9 credits, at least 3 of these credits must be in
the biological sciences, and 3 in the physical sciences.
Physical Education, 1 credit from Courses 3 and 4.
40 / Academic Administration
All students are required to take an English test at the end of the
sophomore year and must demonstrate a proficiency in writing in order
to qualify for the A.B. degree.
Where the demands of special curriculums prevent completion of the
general education requirements in four years, exemption or modification of these requirements may be sought through petition.
All students are required to complete a major for graduation. The
major subject is determined by the student's aims as well as by his
particular interests and aptitudes as shown in the quality of work he
does in lower division courses.
Application for major must be made to the Head of the Department
offering the major. Majors are offered in the following areas:
Greek and Latin
Business Administration Natural Science
Except with special majors such as language arts, music, business
education, home economics, and combined natural science, students
in the teacher education curriculums should complete a minor as well
as a major.
For major and minor requirements as to hours of credit see departmental statements.
Electives are planned with the purpose of properly distributing a
student's choices among the fundamental fields of knowledge and culture, as well as among the correlatives of the major. A maximum of
40 credits in one department is permitted to count toward graduation.
Juniors and Seniors should, as a rule, choose their electives from
courses designated as Upper Division Courses, that is courses numbered 50 or above. At least 36 credits in the Upper Division Courses
must be completed for graduation.
The amount of work required for gaduation comprises a minimum
of 128 credits with an average grade of C, or one honor point for each
credit taken. A credit equals one recitation period a week throughout
Honor points are computed at the rate of one honor point for each
credit with a grade of C, two honor points for each credit with a grade
of B, and three honor points for each credit with a grade of A.
Academic Administration / 41
To receive the A.B. degree the candidate must spend at least the
concluding year for such a degree in residence.
DEGREE W I T H DISTINCTZON
with distinction is conferred as follows:
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Honor point ratio
To be eligible for these honors, the student must have completed at
least two years of work at Augsburg, and his record at Augsburg, as
well as his total record must meet the requirements as given above.
Academic procession approaches S i illelby Hall for Comrnencen~en~
Service. Flags o n top of building denote countries where alumni are
Courses of Study
OF THE COURSES offered in 1962-64 are given on the
following pages. Unforeseen circumstances map necessitate making
changes. Courses with inadequate registration map LC cancelled. Stndents should consult the schedule of classes to determine definitely the
current course offerings.
NUMBERING OF COURSES
Odd numbers are used for first semester courses and even numbers
for second semester courses. The Roman numerals I, I1 after the
descriptive title also indicate the semester in which the course is to
Numbers 1 through 49 indicate lower division courses which are
primarily for freshmen and sophomores. Numbers 50 through 99 are
upper division courses intended for juniors and seniors.
Two course numbers joined by a hyphen (1-2) indicate that the
course is a continuation course and both semesters of it must be completed before credit is given. Course numbers separated by a comma
(1,2) indicate that it is a year course, but students may receive credit
for one semester without completing the other.
i Continuation course. To receive credit for this course a student must
complete both semesters.
# Course may be taken with coneent of the instructor irrespective of
CREDITS SHOWN are in terms of semester credits. For continuation
courses. the total credits for the year are given. A two-credit c o m e
generallT meets hvice a week and a three-credit course three 'times a
week. In the caPe of laboratory courses. the hours of meeting per week
are more than the crcdib given, A semester is appmximate\!- 1S J V P P ~ S
in length. The normal load for s student i s 16 credit hours per wrnester,
Cuurses of Study / 43
THE COLLEGE COURSES are organized into four divisions in order to
make: interdepartmental coordination more convenient and cooperative
aims more easily achieved. A chairman is appointed for each division.
Major and minor requirements are indicated in the departmental
Greek, Latin, Hebrew
English, Journalism, Speech
German, Scandinavian, French, Spanish
History, Political Science, Geography
Business Administration and Economics
Health and Physical Education
Division of Religion and Philosophy
MR. P. A. QUANBECK,Chairman
m~ STUDY of religion and philosophy, the individual is appraised
of those realities which are central to the problem of human existence. The
student is encouraged to seek to understand himself and his relation to the world
within the framework of the Christian Faith. The goal is the development of
an informed and integrated Christian person who is equipped to participate
responsibly in the life of the Church and of society.
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION
THE COURSES in Religion are designed to give the student a working knowledge of the Bible, to acquaint him with the history, doctrines, and ethics of the
Church, and to prepare him for effective service in the congregation. The fundamental aim in instruction is to lead as many as possible to personal faith i n
Christ, and to nurture the Christian life.
The graduation requirement includes 14 credits in religion. Of these credits
8 must be in the lower division, and at least 4 must be upper division. N o t
more than 3 credits earned in any of the courses numbered 10, 51, 52, and 54
may be applied to this requirement. Freshmen are required to take courses I
and 2, and Sophomores are required to take courses 3 and 4. Courses I , 2, 3,
and 4 are prerequisites for all upper division courses. Requirements for transfer
students will be determined at the time of admission.
A religion major is recommended as preparation for careers in parish education, parish work, youth work, and parish administration. Majors must consult with the Chairman of the Department regarding their course of study.
Major, 28 credits. Minor, 22 credits. Six upper division credits in Greek may
apply toward the major in religion.
BASICBIBLE. Fr. I, 11.
A brief introduction to the Bible followed by a study of the Old Testament,
including the history of Israel and special attention to one o r two Old Testament books. The second semester is devoted to the study of the New Testament
with special attention to two o r three books including Romans. Reading assignments include the entire New Testament.
3 . CHURCHHISTORY.I.
A survey of the institutional development of the Christian Church, with the
purpose of creating a greater understanding of its historical foundations. Emphasis is on the Reformation.
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The fundamental doctrines of the Christian Faith and the historical development of some of these doctrines. The significance of the Pcumenical creeds and
the Lutheran confessional writings.
10. HYMNSAND !MUSICOF THE CHURCH. 11.
See Course 10 under the Department of Music.
Upper Division Courses
PRINCIPLE^ OF CHRISTIANEDUCATION.I.
Seeks to develop a fundamental understanding of Christian education, its history,
objectives, curriculum, and administration, especially as applied to Sunday
School and Vacation Bible School teaching.
Seeks to familiarize the student with the work of parish organization and
visitation. Class lectures are supplemented by actual field work.
A study of principles, methods, and materials in youth work for the purpose of
developing effective Christian leadership in this sphere.
54. YOUTH WORKIN
6 1 . HISTORYOF RELIGIONS.I.
A survey of some of the major religions of the world. The origin and development of these religions and their influences today. Includes readings in the
sacred writings of the religions studied.
The missionary motives, means, and results are studied as these are seen in their
varied emphases in the history of missionary work in heathen lands.
71. THE EARLYCHRISTIANFATHERS.I.
The development of certain fundamental theological doctrines from the time
of the Apostolic Fathers up to the Ecumenical Councils of the Early Church.
The Protestant ethos in the United States. Special attention to the rise of religious liberty, revivalism, the American denominational structure, and the responses of American Protestantism to the challenges of its environing culture.
8 I . THE GOSPELS.I.
The nature of the Gospels. The life and work of Jesus. Particular attention to
His teaching concerning the Kingdom of God.
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8 2 . LIFE A N D EPISTLESOF PAUL. 11.
A survey of the life and work of Paul, with a study of some of the leading
ideas that emerge from his writings.
8 3 . T H E MESSAGEOF THE OLD TESTAMENT.I.
The various types of Old Testament literature. The distinctive ideas of Hebrew
thought with emphasis on the message of the
9 I . INTRODUCTION
A study of some representative trends in Christian theological thought today,
as seen from the perspective of the enduring theological task of the Christian
9 2 . CHRISTIAN
The basic principles of ethics from a Christian point of view. Their application to selected personal and social moral problems.
94. THE CHRISTIANVIEW OF MAN. 11.
The Christian doctrine of man and salvation. Its uniqueness and relevance to
certain other contemporary views of the nature and destiny of man.
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
THE COURSES I N PHILOSOPHY seek to assist the student to become conversant
with the great men and intellectual movements in the history of Western
civilization, to cultivate an understanding of the principles of sound reasoning,
and to develop a mature understanding of the foundations of our knowledge in
such areas as science, religion, and morals.
Major, 24 credits beyond Philosophy 2 1 . Minor, 1 8 credits. Courses 2 1 , 2 3 ,
4 1 , 42 are required for the major and the minor.
TO PHILOSOPHY.Offered both semesters.
Seeks to give the student a basic understanding of the nature and aims of
philosophy, an acquaintance with some of its central problems, and a mastery
of the terminology employed in philosophical discussion.
2 3 . LOGIC.Offered both semesters.
The formal rules of sound reasoning. The nature and functions of language;
fallacies in reasoning; definition; principles of deductive reasoning; induction.
A brief introduction to the notation of modern symbolic logic.
4 1 , 4 2 . HISTORYOF PHILOSOPHY. Prereq. 2 1 . I, 11.
3, 3 Cr.
An historical survey of the outstanding men and movements in the development
of philosophical thought from the Greeks through Kant. Some reading in
selected primary sources.
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Upper Division Courses
53. PLATOAND ARISTOTLE. Prereq. 42. I.
A careful study and analysis of selected writings of each of these two great
philosophers. Extensive reading required. (Offered 1963-64.)
AND AQUINAS. Prereq. 42. 11.
A careful study and analysis of the most important philosophical writings of
each. Extensive reading required. (Offered 1963-64.)
63. RATIONALISM.Prereq. 42. I.
A study of this important movement through the writings of its chief exponents: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz. Extensive reading required. (Offered 196364.)
64. EMPIRICISM. Prereq. 42. 11.
A study of this important and influential movement through the writings of its
outstanding modern representatives. Emphasis is placed upon the works of Locke,
Berkeley, and Hume. (Offered 1963-64.)
65. GERMANIDEALISM. Prereq. 42. I.
A study of Kant and his immediate successors. Reading of selected primary
sources supplements classroom lectures and discussion. The first half of the
course is devoted entirely to a careful study of the philosophy of Kant. (Offered
66. EXISTENTIALISM.Prereq. 42. 11.
A study of modern existentialism from Kierkegaard to the present day. Emphasis is placed upon the reading of selected primary source materials. (Offered
7 I . CONTEMPORARY
PHILOSOPHY. Prereq. 42. I.
An historical survey of the main currents of philosophical thought since Kant.
Some reading in primary sources. (Offered 1963-64.)
OF SCIENCE.Prereq. 42. I.
A study of the meaning, methods, and implications of modern science by
means of an analysis of basic concepts, presuppositions, and procedures. (Offered
OF RELIGION.Prereq. 21. I.
An inquiry into the nature of religious faith and experience with special attention to the problem of the nature of religious language. (Offered 1962-63.)
86. MORALPHILOSOPHY.Prereq. 21. 11.
An inquiry into the nature of the moral experience, and an analysis of the language of moral discourse. ( W e r e d 1962-63.)
91, 92. PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR. Prereq. #. I, II.
1-3, 1-3 Cr.
For philosophy majors. Individual study and research on some philosophical
topic of interest to the student, worked out in consultation with the head
of the department.
Division of the Humanities
IT rs THE PURPOSE of the Division of the Humanities to transmit to the students
a knowledge of and interest in the cultural heritage of mankind, and to assist
the student in finding his place within this culture. The Division seeks to
stimulate the student's desire to acquaint himself with the cultural treasures
as these are found in language, literature, and the h e arts, and to seek an expression of these upon the basis and within the framework of the Christian faith.
DEPARTMENT OF NEW TESTAMENT GREEK, LATIN,
THECOURSES in this department aim to give the students a direct insight into
our biblical and classical heritage. Hebrew and New Testament Greek are tools
by which a student may gain a more complete understanding of the Scriptures.
A knowledge of New Testament Greek is a standard prerequisite for admission
to most theological seminaries.
Combined Major in Greek and Latin:
14 credits in Latin.
credits in New Testament Greek and
N E W TESTAMENT GREEK
Minor: t o credits.
ELEMENTSOF NEW TESTAMENT
GREEK. I, 11.
In addition to the theoretical and practical study of the grammar of' the Greek
language of the New Testament, the course will cover the manuscript transmission of the Greek text of the New Testament with the description of the
main uncial manuscripts and ancient versions.
Upper Division Courses
5 I , 5 2. ADVANCED
GREEK. Prereq. 2. I, 11.
3, 3 Cr.
Selections ,from the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. Special emphasis is given to
parsing and syntax of the Greek text.
$ 3 , 54. GREEKEXEGESIS. Prereq. 12. I, 11.
3 9 3 Cr.
Selections from the Pauline and Catholic Epistles. Special emSphasis is given to
the syntactical and exegetical approach to the Greek text.
BEGINNINGLATIN. Fr. I, 11.
Grammar and exercises in translation.
3 , 4. CZSAR, ST. AUGUSTINE,AND MEDIEVALWRITERS.
Prereq. 2. So. I, 11.
3 , 3 Cr.
Continuation of grammar and syntax. Selections from Caesar's Gallic War,
St. Augustine's Confessions, and Medieval Latin writers.
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g3-g4.t HEBREWFOR BEGINNERS.I, n.
See Course 9-10 under Theological Seminary.
a5, 86. HEBREWEXEGESIS.I,
See Course 17, 18 under Theological Seminary.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
OF ENGLISHaims to train students in the proper use of
English in oral and written expression; to increase proficiency in reading and
in analyzing literary texts; to acquaint the students with the beginnings of
Western literature and its development in England and America; and to instill
a deeper understanding of the fundamental truths and realities of life revealed
in great literature.
The department prepares specifically for the teaching of English in secondary
schools and for gaduate study.
Freshman English is required of all students. This requirement is met by
satisfactory completion of English I and 2, or, for students of superior rating,
satisfactory completion of English 3 and 21. English 2 1 also meets the literature requirement for graduation. Satisfactory completion of English I is a
prerequisite for English 2.
All students are required to take an English test at the end of the sophomore
year and must demonstrate a proficiency in writing to qualify for the A.B.
Major: 26 credits above course 9, including 21, 3 I , 32, 5 I , 6 1 , 62, 74,
and a course in modern literature. Recommended for students who plan
graduate study, in addition to those listed above, courses 52, 76 or 78, 92, 94,
three credits of electives, plus mastery of French and German.
Teaching major: 28 credits above course 9, including courses listed for the
major, plus 2 5 or lo, and 71. A minor in speech, library science, or a foreign
language is recommended. All teaching majors must meet the foreign language
credits above course 9, including 21, 3 I , 32, 5 I , 61, and 62.
Teaching minor: For secondary school: 2 1 credits above 9, including courses
listed for the minor, plus 50 or 7 1 . For elementary school: 18 credits above
9, including 21, 25 or 50, Y I , 71, and 3 credits in modern literature.
OF READING. Fr.
(Oflered both semesters.)
Designed to improve reading speed and comprehension. May be taken by upperclassmen, but only freshmen receive credit.
ENGLISH.(Offered both semesters.)
A study of language, composition, and literature. Themes and a reference paper.
Students who do not meet the minimum requirements in the entrance English
tests are placed in special sections meeting five hours a week.
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3 . FRESHMAN
An accelerated course providing experience in writing a reference paper, expository, narrative, and descriptive themes. Includes study of language, correct usage, and types of literature. Introduction to analysis and criticism of
7. ENGLISHFOR THE FOREIGN-BORN.I.
An introduction to colloquial English. Training in speaking, writing, and
listening. T o be taken by foreign-born students before Freshman English.
A course including reading of literary selections and practice in the skills of
writing, speaking, and listening. For student nurses.
9 . COMMUNICATIONS.
(Offered both semesters.)
12. FORMSOF JOURNALISTIC WRITING. 11.
See course I 2 under Journalism.
21, 22. LITERATURE
OF THE WESTERNWORLD.Prereq. 2 o r 3. (Offered both
3, 3 Cr.
Reading, analysis, and discussion of some of the world's great classics. Various
literary movements and the influence of the classical tradition.
WRITING. Prereq. 2 o r 3. I.
Practice in the writing of exposition and argumentation. Reading and analysis
WRITING.Prereq. 2 o r 3 . 11.
Writing of description and narration. Study of techniques in the composition
of fiction, poetry, and drama. Individual and group projects.
3 I . MEDIEVAL
Prereq. 2 o r 3. I.
Literature of the Middle Ages, chiefiy English. Special at Show less