1 School of Online Studies & Graduate School Catalog Table of Contents Admissions... 4 Financial Information... 7 Costs for Financial Aid General Academic Information Facilities and Services Statement of Faith School of Online Studies Associate Degree Programs Bachelor Degree Programs Graduate School Course Descriptions Administration Faculty Index Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Academic Calendar Contact Information Undergraduate Certificate Programs Information in this catalog is subject to change without notice.
2 2 School of Online Studies & Graduate School Crown College is situated on a beautiful 215-acre campus about 25 minutes west of Minneapolis near the communities of Waconia and St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblically-based education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the churchat-large, and the world. The institution was founded in 1916 by Reverend J. D. Williams for the purpose of educating men and women for Christian ministry. The College resided in St. Paul, Minnesota, for over 50 years first in a private home, later on Sherburne Avenue, and for many years at 1361 Englewood Avenue. In 1970, the College moved to its present campus nestled among the rolling hills of one of the most lake-dotted regions of Minnesota, west of popular Lake Minnetonka. Just minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Crown College offers a place of retreat for learning and growth. Today Crown College is a recognized leader in biblical higher education, offering programs that prepare students for professions in a variety of fields. Each Crown College undergraduate degree is paired with a core of Christian Studies. The College continues to dedicate itself to the pursuit of educational excellence and to the perpetuation of spiritual fervency. It is the conviction of the College that the truth of God s Word is an absolutely essential ingredient in education. Students not only learn about life, they learn how to live. Crown College is a community of believers desiring to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18).
3 School of Online Studies & Graduate School 3 Welcome Welcome to Crown College School of Online Studies and Graduate School. Crown College offers non-traditional education designed specifically for adult learners leading to associate, bachelor s, and master s degrees as well as a certificate program. This catalog is designed to provide students with appropriate information about curriculum, faculty, policies and procedures, student services, and finances relating to the non-traditional program. Information about the traditional undergraduate program and its policies is available in the School of Arts and Sciences Catalog. Accreditation and Affiliations Crown College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission a member of the North Central Association. The College is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Crown is the Midwest regional college of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, an extensive missionary denomination with national offices located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mission Statement The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblicallybased education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church-at-large, and the world. The mission of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School is to provide the educational experience in an environment supportive of faith and learning that will encourage adult students to discover their destiny. Non-Discrimination Policy It is the official policy and commitment of Crown College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability in its educational programs, admissions, or employment practices. The president of Crown College has designated the Vice President of Academic Affairs as the compliance officer for the institution. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to: The Vice President of Academic Affairs (Compliance Officer), Crown College, 8700 College View Drive, St. Bonifacius, MN 55375; phone: What are Non-Traditional Programs? Traditional programs usually refer to higher education offered primarily during the day to students who live in college residences. Classes in traditional programs often meet two or three times per week over a period of 12 to 16 weeks. On the other hand, non-traditional educational models are characterized by programs founded on the principles and practices of adult education, according to research that has been conducted throughout the last century. Because of this research, Crown is able to offer high quality education to an age-related group of people through classes or modules available online. Online programs provide the flexibility to complete educational requirements entirely through the internet. Online Program Crown College School of Online Studies and Graduate School are an extension of the College mission designed for those who are unable to relocate or maintain a consistent class schedule, but who still want to pursue higher education. The online program incorporates the most current research and practice in adult and distance education. The curriculum is designed by professors who are experts in their field. What is an Associate Degree? An Associate degree is generally a two- or three-year program of 60 credits or more. An Associate degree enables the student to complete a college s General Education Requirements (GERs) while focusing on a particular area of concentrated study. What is a Bachelor s Degree? To receive a Bachelor s degree a student must earn 125 semester credits. Academic Calendar The School of Online Studies and Graduate School operates on a two-term calendar, and credits are reported according to earned semester hours. The fall term begins in August; the spring term starts in February. Student schedules will be arranged to conform to a two-term schedule. Breaks are scheduled around most major holidays.
4 4 Admissions Admissions Admission Criteria The School of Online Studies and Graduate School welcomes all applicants regardless of race, color, age, handicap, and national or ethnic origin. A candidate for the undergraduate program must be at least 18 years of age and must have a high school diploma or GED and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) in previous college work. Graduate School Admission to a master s degree program requires the completion of a bachelor s degree at an accredited (regionally or ABHE) college or university with all corresponding transcripts on file with the Graduate School Office. Unaccredited degrees and students with degrees from a non-regionally accredited colleges are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Council. Applicants must also meet the prerequisites for their chosen field of study, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for previous post-secondary coursework (3.0 for MBA). The Admissions Committee assesses a GPA below 2.5 (3.0 for MBA) on a case by case basis. Non-Degree A non-degree seeking applicant must complete an application, submit a resume, and have one official transcript mailed to the College. If the student decides to enter a degree-seeking program, s/he must re-apply for that program and meet the qualifications for that program. Admission Procedures 1. Complete and submit the application form. 2. Submit a resume (details on application). 3. Submit required transcripts: Undergraduate Level: Applicants seeking an associate degree, bachelor s degree, or undergraduate certificate must submit an official high school transcript or GED verification with specific scores. Transfer students who have earned 24 or more college level credits are not required to submit a high school transcript for admission. However, if college credits were earned as a high school student (e.g., PSEO), then a high school transcript is also required. In addition, official transcripts from each college or university previously attended must be sent directly to the School of Online Studies Enrollment Office. Check with the registrar at each institution for the appropriate transcript fee to enclose with each transcript request. Graduate Level: Applicants seeking a master s degree must submit the official transcript showing a completed baccalaureate degree and official transcripts from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript from any college that shows completion of required program prerequisites. These transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to the Graduate School Enrollment Office. 4. Applicants pursuing an M.A. in International Leadership Studies, M.A. in Christian Studies, M.A. in Ministry Leadership, B.S. in Christian Ministry, or an A.S. in Christian Ministry must provide a pastoral reference (including name, and phone number), complete the spiritual life essay, and sign the College Statement of Faith. 5. When all admission documents have been received, an acceptance decision will be made and the applicant will be notified of that decision. 6. After all required transcripts have been received at the College and evaluated, an educational plan will be created and an advisor will be assigned to assist the student. 7. New students must complete an orientation process online. 8. The prerequisite requirements for the MBA program include completion of a bachelor s degree at a regionally accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the undergraduate degree, and completion of six undergraduate semester credits in Financial Accounting and Finance (Corporate) 9. Three majors require undergrad prerequisite classes. These require a C or higher to fulfill the requirement. Home-Educated Credit An official transcript for grades 9 12 is required. The transcript must include the course name, brief description, evaluation (letter grades preferred), the signature of the primary educator, and date of high school graduation.
5 Admissions 5 Student Classification Degree Students Students must satisfy all admission criteria and enroll in courses with the intention of completing a degree program. Non-Degree Students These students complete the non-degree application process and enroll without the intention of completing a degree at Crown. Students wishing only to audit courses also complete the non-degree application. Non-degree students may enroll for a maximum of nine graduate-level credits (and are not required to fulfill the program prerequisites) or an unlimited number of undergraduate credits. No financial aid is available. Modified Status Graduate Students: Applicants who have not yet completed all the degree prerequisites (see specific degree program listings), but whose plan to complete the prerequisites satisfies the Admissions Council, may complete up to nine hours of graduate credit. MBA students who are accepted under the modified status are allowed to complete all coursework up to the graduate courses which require prerequisites. For example, students who have completed a portion of the prerequisites may be permitted to enroll in a graduate course while concluding the necessary foundational studies requirements for the program. Provisional Status Provisionally accepted students will have the details of their status clarified in writing by the Director of Enrollment. Applicants who have not yet submitted all of the application documents may be permitted to begin their first class with the understanding that they cannot continue to a second class until the documents have been received by the Enrollment Office. Students enrolled under provisional status will not be eligible to receive or use financial aid or participate in intercollegiate athletics until the outstanding admissions documents are received and the provisional status is removed. Conditional Status Applicants whose grade point average (GPA) prior to studying at Crown is below the stated requirement (undergraduate degrees 2.0; MA degrees 2.5; MBA--3.0) may be admitted under conditional status. Conditionally accepted students must complete their first 12 credits as an undergraduate student and their first 9 credits as a graduate student with improvement (at least a 2.0 for undergraduate degrees and 3.0 for graduate degrees) in order to move to standard student status and continue toward their degree. Doubling of courses is not permitted by conditionally accepted students. Graduate students enrolled under conditional status will not be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics. If conditions of the acceptance are not met, students will be suspended. International Students The School of Online Studies and Graduate School welcomes international students who desire to further develop their leadership abilities. All students, regardless of national origin, must demonstrate English proficiency. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be required of all international applicants from countries whose national language is not English. This test must be taken in the applicant s home country. Applicants must have a minimum score of 500 on the paperbased exam or 61 on the internet-based exam for standard acceptance into the undergraduate program; applicants with a minimum score of 450 on the paper-based exam or 46 on the internet-based exam may be provisionally accepted. Applicants must have a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based exam or 80 on the internet-based exam for standard acceptance into the graduate program. The minimum score for a standard undergraduate acceptance is 500 for the paper-based exam, 75 for the Internet-based exam, and 176 for the computer-based exam. A conditional undergraduate acceptance may be granted for those whose scores are between 450 and 499 for the paperbased exam, for the Internet-based exam, and for the computer-based exam. The minimum score for a standard graduate acceptance is 550 for the paper-based exam, 80 for the Internet-based exam, and 213 for the computer-based exam. For information on testing locations, dates, and procedures, applicants should write to the following address or visit the TOEFL website: Test of English as a Foreign Language CN 6155, Princeton, NJ , U.S.A. Crown College code: 6639 International student applicants are expected to meet the same admission standards as other applicants. To determine equivalency of credit, a transcript evaluation service is used to evaluate foreign educational credit. International student applicants are required to submit their transcripts to the service. Crown College cannot issue I-20 forms to online students. Admissions Council The Admissions Council is comprised of the Director of Academic Services, Director of Enrollment, and the Director of Student Services.
6 6 Admissions Auditing Students wishing to enroll in a course without credit may register to audit the course. Students auditing a course are considered participants in the class, though completion of written assignments or examinations is not required. Enrollment is restricted in some courses. A grade or credit for the course is not granted. Audited classes may be repeated for credit. Any student who has not been admitted as a degree-seeking student must apply for admission under the non-degree status in order to audit. Degree-seeking students must confer with their program advisor prior to auditing a course. Admission and registration forms are available from the Enrollment Office. Re-Admission Application for re-admission is necessary after one year of inactivity. The student must submit a new application, resume, pastoral reference for ministry degree programs, and transcripts for any post-secondary coursework not already on file.
7 Financial Information 7 Finances Financial Information Costs Tuition Tuition is due before the start of each semester. Tuition costs are re-evaluated each fiscal year. Crown College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees each academic year. Other Charges Application Fee The application fee must be received with the application. PLA Fee The fee for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is $100 for each semester credit. For example, if a student applies for 12 credits in PLA, the fee will be $1,200. However, receiving all 12 credits is not automatic, but is based upon an evaluation of the individual student s work by a faculty evaluator in that field. If the evaluator awards fewer credits than were applied for, the fee will not be decreased. The PLA will not be evaluated without payment. Audit Fees A per credit fee is associated with auditing a course. Guided/Independent Study Fees Students taking coursework as guided/independent study will incur a per credit fee in addition to the tuition charge. Costs for School of Online Studies: (based on 24 credits per year) Tuition* $380/Credit $9,120 Graduate School (MA degrees): (based on 18 credits per year) Tuition* $430/Credit $7,740 Graduate School MBA: (based on 18 credits per year) Tuition* $470/Credit $8,460 Miscellaneous Costs: Audit Tuition..... $150 per credit hour Guided Study Fee..$200 per credit hour Late Fine $150 per term *Textbooks and material costs are not included for these programs. Payment Policies Payments Students must pay all charges not covered by financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans). That balance can be paid via cash, check, credit card, or by registering for the Tuition Management Systems payment plan. Tuition Management Systems is the only monthly payment option available. The plan eliminates the lump sum payment due at the start of each semester. For more information, visit or call Full payment is due before the start of the semester: for the Fall semester, payment is due early August and for the Spring semester, payment is due early February. Crown College does not accept students participation in a company reimbursement plan as a method of advance payment. Students whose employers reimburse educational costs must use the above methods of payment and seek reimbursement from their employer.
8 8 Financial Information Late Fine A late fine will be assessed if full payment is not received before the start of the semester. Service Charges On the first of each month, the college applies a service charge of 2.0% per month on all unpaid balances. Late financial aid and late Tuition Management payments are counted as unpaid balances. In order to avoid service charges, students should apply for financial aid well ahead of the semester and check with financial aid personnel to ensure all processes have been completed properly. Unpaid Accounts Registration for classes is dependent upon full payment of all prior charges. Students whose accounts are not fully paid will not be allowed to register for any upcoming semester until their account is paid-in-full. Upon final departure from Crown, students must make full payment of any outstanding balance, including all library, parking, and disciplinary fines, as well as any other charges before the College will issue an official transcript or diploma. Collection of Unpaid Accounts The college turns over unpaid student accounts that are inactive for two months to a collection agency. This agency contacts the student regarding payment options. The student is responsible for all collection fees incurred in the collection of unpaid accounts. Refund Policies* Completing educational goals is an important step in one s personal and career development. This financial investment will likely provide dividends and opportunities that will be well worth the investment. Crown College has made a commitment to partner with students in this process by providing the research, instructors, classrooms, resources, and administrative support to facilitate student success. Attendance and full participation in the learning process are essential to achieve the desired outcomes. Part of this commitment includes paying for the educational services rendered; each student has a financial responsibility for the classes s/he attends. In accordance with this financial commitment, students should be aware of the following: 1. Registration is for a full term of courses, so when a student decides not to finish a course, a change in financial aid is likely. Financial aid is adjusted to reflect the change in enrollment. 2. If a student registers for a term (twelve credits for an undergraduate and six credits for a graduate student) and then drops out after the first module, the costs of that module become the student s personal responsibility and his/her financial aid might be returned to the government. Students should always check with the Financial Aid Office before dropping a class to determine the financial consequences of their actions. Finishing the term is always a student s best use of resources. 3. Tuition Refund Policies: Upon notification of withdrawal, the Student Billing Office will review the student s account within ten business days. Based on the student s drop date, tuition will be refunded as follows: Drop before: Indicating that there has been no participation in the course, as defined on page % tuition refund; no record of the course on the student s transcript. Drop during: Indicating that there has been participation in the course, as defined on page 18, and a drop date during the first seven calendar days of the module. 100% tuition refund; W for the course recorded on the student s transcript. Drop after: Indicating that there has been participation in the course, as defined on page 18, and a drop date occurring at any point following (or including) the eighth calendar day of the module and before the end date of the course. NO tuition refund; W for the course recorded on the student s transcript. Drop date will be defined as the latest of the following: Online/classroom participation Participation in the course, as defined on page 18 Discussion with the course instructor (by phone, or ANGEL messaging) regarding course content or course requirements. Questions about dropping a course should be discussed with the appropriate program chair or academic advisor, rather than the professor. 4. The government bases its maximum financial responsibility toward a student on the number of credits necessary to complete a bachelor s degree. Courses that are failed and/ or withdrawn from still count toward the total number of credits the government views as its responsibility. Repeated failures will ultimately cost a student financial aid dollars. 5. Grants and scholarships are applied to a student s account about 30 days after the student s first day of class. Loan funds are applied at the midpoint of the term. If a student withdraws before financial aid funds arrive, federal regulations require the College to complete a refund calculation to determine the amount of federal aid a student has earned. The student is financially responsible for any classes in which s/he was enrolled. A student is enrolled in a class until s/he officially notifies the College of the intent to withdraw.
9 Financial Information 9 6. Withdrawals occur in two ways: a) Official withdrawal occurs when the student notifies the School of Online Studies and Graduate School Office via Crown of his/her intent to withdraw and completes the necessary forms to consummate the withdrawal. Official withdrawals can be completed for a single class or for a term. The date of withdrawal is the date of notification. Until notification occurs, enrollment is considered to be active. A student who neglects to withdraw before the end date of a course will receive the grade he or she has earned in the course (uncompleted assignments will be graded as 0 and the final grade will be calculated accordingly). b) Unofficial withdrawal occurs when a student stops attending class for 30 days. The last class of attendance is considered the date of withdrawal and the student is withdrawn from all the classes remaining in the term. In other words, if a student is withdrawn from a module 2 course due to nonparticipation, he or she will also be withdrawn from any module 3 (and 4) courses that he or she may be registered for unless specifically notified by the student that he or she intends to attend the remaining courses. This is done in compliance with financial aid guidelines stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education. 7. Crown realizes there are a number of valid reasons why students withdraw from classes. In order to better understand the particular needs of the student and to keep improving the program, an exit interview is required. 8. Crown College is a tuition-funded institution. Student costs might increase as the cost of providing services increases. The Finance Office reserves the right to make those changes accordingly. *Wisconsin residents should contact their advisor for their refund policy. Financial Aid Preparing for a college education requires a great deal of advance planning. In order to make appropriate financial preparations, consider these important topics. It would be helpful to make a checklist of those points which might require further attention. Grant Assistance Federal and state grants are awarded based upon a variety of factors, but most often on the basis of the program and/or the demonstrated financial need. Unless otherwise noted by the donor, the student does not need to repay these funds. Listed below are some of the most common forms of gift assistance: Federal Pell Grant: Based on financial need. Recipients must be enrolled as regular degree-seeking students in approved undergraduate programs. Minnesota State Grant: Available to Minnesota State Residents enrolled as regular degree-seeking students in approved undergraduate programs. This award is need based and pro-rated based on the number of credits in which a student is enrolled each term. For more information, visit the State Grant website at Minnesota National Guard Education Assistance Program: Visit their website for more information. www. minnesotanationalguard.org/education/scholarships.php Veteran s Benefits: Eligibility is determined by the Veteran s Administration. Potentially eligible students should contact their local Veteran s Administration representative. Employee Reimbursement Program: Contact your company s personnel office to investigate this source of financial assistance. Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine grant eligibility. Grants do not need to be repaid. Student Loans Federal Stafford Loan Program The Federal Stafford loan is a low-interest loan that helps students pay the cost of attending a post-secondary school. The subsidized Stafford loan is based on financial need. It is interest-free for the borrower under these circumstances: Student is enrolled at least half-time at an eligible institution Student is in grace period the six months after graduation or withdrawal from school Student is in authorized period of deferment The unsubsidized Stafford loan has the same term and conditions as the subsidized Stafford, but does not carry the in-school interest subsidy. Stipulations include: Interest accrues immediately once funds are disbursed Student has the option of repaying interest while in school The Stafford loan is subject to an origination fee. Origination Fee To help lower program costs, The Department of Education charges each borrower a loan origination fee that is a percentage of the principal loan amount. The current origination fee for loans made on or after July 1, 2010, is not to exceed 1%. This fee is automatically deducted from the disbursements.
10 10 Financial Information There is no penalty for prepaying a Federal Stafford loan. Students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility to borrow the Federal Stafford loan. After they are awarded the Stafford loan, they must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling before they can receive the funds. School of Online Studies Scholarships The CHAD AND JO PIEHL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Business Administration. The award will be based upon academic performance. The student s employer should not be providing all of the student s educational costs. The SCHOOL OF ONLINE STUDIES ALUMNI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to online students enrolled full time in an undergraduate major. Preference will be given to students with financial need, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrated leadership. Institutional Aid See Financial Aid website for current grants. Financial Aid Process In order to receive the financial aid package before classes start, begin paperwork at least six weeks before registration. Step One Apply for Admission to Crown College Financial aid awards are issued only to accepted students. Step Two Apply for Department of Education PIN Apply for your pin at Students use this PIN to sign their FAFSA and later on the Master Promissory Note (MPN) if they choose to borrow loans. Step Three Apply for Financial Aid All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be found at The Department of Education selects a percentage of financial aid applicants for a process called verification. Students selected for verification will be notified by the College and must complete a Verification Worksheet that Crown provides (available online) and submit an IRS tax transcript and IRS W2 transcript to the Crown College Financial Aid Office. Step Four Financial Aid Notification Accepted students who complete the financial aid application process will receive a financial aid award package. Students should carefully review all information included in the award package and promptly complete the necessary documents. To apply for a Federal Stafford Loan, the following forms must be completed: FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN AUTHORIZATION FORM Instructions are available on the Crown College website. FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE (MPN), which should be completed online at Loan Entrance Counseling, which should be completed online at Select Student Loan Counseling Interview, then Stafford Entrance. Sign in under Manage My Direct Loan using your FAFSA pin number and select Complete Entrance Counseling. Step Five Begin Classes Students who register or begin classes before completing the Financial Aid process should be prepared to make other arrangements for payment. Contact the Student Billing Office at for information about payment options. Student Loan Exit Counseling Students who borrowed through a Federal Loan Program are required to complete Student Loan Exit Counseling when they graduate, withdraw, or drop below half-time status. Stafford Loan Exit Counseling may be completed at Contact the Financial Aid Office at or via at for additional information. Undergraduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Federal regulations require that all financial aid recipients progress at a reasonable rate and make satisfactory progress toward achieving a certificate or degree. This requirement applies to all terms regardless of whether or not the student received financial aid. For undergraduate students, satisfactory progress is measured by (1) the student s cumulative grade point average, (2) the number of credits earned in relation to those attempted, and (3) the maximum time frame allowed to complete the academic program. 1. Cumulative Grade Point Average. Grade point average is calculated by the Registrar s Office. Students who drop below the following minimum cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, summer session or specified period determined by the academic dean, will be placed on Financial Aid Warning:
11 Financial Information 11 Credits attempted Minimum Cumulative GPA and above Cumulative Credits Earned. Students who fail to complete the required percent of credits as defined below will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. Credits Attempted Required Completion % All attempted credits % 3. Maximum time frame. Students must complete their degree within the following maximum number of attempted credits: Degree Max. Attempted Credits Certificate credits Associate Degree credits Bachelor s Degree credits Graduate Degree credits (63 credits MBA) Students will not be considered to reach or exceed the maximum number of attempted credit hours until after the term in which they reach or exceed their respective limit. Students are no longer eligible to receive financial aid after they reach these maximums. Incomplete Classes Courses that are assigned an incomplete grade are included in the cumulative credits attempted. These credits are not earned until a passing grade is assigned. Withdrawals Courses from which the student withdraws after the close of registration are included in the cumulative credits attempted. Remedial Classes Remedial courses are included in the cumulative credits attempted, but not counted in the maximum time frame. Repeated Classes Repeated courses enable students to raise their cumulative grade point average. Credits for repeated courses are counted as both attempted credits and earned credits (assuming a passing grade is earned). However, Federal Title IV Funds can be used for one repeat of a course (original attempt plus one repeat). Transfer Students All transfer credits accepted by Crown will be used in determining when the maximum time frame requirement has been reached. Transfer credits are also used when calculating the required completion percentage. Second Degree Students Students who have already earned a first baccalaureate degree are eligible for loans if they are pursuing a second degree (i.e. they have a B.A. and are now seeking a B.S.). These students have up to an additional 187 attempted hours before exceeding the maximum time frame. Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Graduate students with a GPA lower than 3.0 at any time after having finished nine credits of course work will be placed on satisfactory academic warning and notified by the Financial Aid Office. Students are placed on financial aid warning for the next semester they attend Crown and may receive financial aid during the warning period. Students who raise their graduate GPA above 3.0 will be removed from warning. Financial Aid Warning Students will be officially evaluated for satisfactory progress at the end of any semester, summer session or specified period determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Students who fail to meet any of the above standards of satisfactory progress will be placed on financial aid warning for the next semester they attend Crown. Students may receive federal and state financial aid during the warning period. Termination of Financial Aid Following the warning period, students will be evaluated for satisfactory progress. If the student is not meeting the standards of satisfactory academic progress at the end of the warning period, financial aid will be terminated. If the student is making satisfactory academic progress, the student will be removed from financial aid warning. Financial Aid Appeals Students who fail to meet satisfactory progress may appeal this decision. Acceptable reasons for appeal include injury or illness of the student, illness or death of an immediate relative of the student, or other extenuating circumstances beyond the student s control. The appeal must be presented in writing and should be accompanied with supporting documentation. The
12 12 Financial Information appeal must include information regarding why the student failed to make SAP, and what has changed in the student s situation that would allow the student to demonstrate SAP at the next evaluation. Appeals should be sent to the Crown College Financial Aid Office and will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. If approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation, and eligibility for aid will be reinstated. An academic plan must also be made with the student to ensure that the student is able to meet overall SAP by a specified point in time. Re-Establishing Financial Aid Eligibility Students whose financial aid was terminated due to lack of satisfactory academic progress may choose to enroll without benefit of financial aid. Such students may request a review of their academic record after any warning term to determine whether they have met the satisfactory academic progress standards. If the standards are met, financial aid eligibility is restored for subsequent terms of enrollment. Undergraduate students who withdraw from Crown College after their financial aid was terminated due to lack of satisfactory academic progress may apply for financial aid after earning the equivalent of at least 24 semester hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at another post-secondary institution. Textbook Voucher Students participating in financial aid will have access to a voucher system for textbook purchases made through the Crown College Bookstore. To be eligible for virtual textbook purchase vouchers, students must: 1. Apply for financial aid. 2. Have funds in excess of tuition and associated fees to cover book costs. 3. Purchase their books only through the Crown College Virtual Bookstore. 4. Vouchers expire once aid is disbursed. Please contact the Crown College Student Billing Office at or call for information. Questions Students should contact the Financial Aid Office at if they have questions about these policies, the appeal process, or reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. Full-Time Student Definition For financial matters, students are considered full time when enrolled as follows: A minimum of six credits per term for the graduate program A minimum of twelve credits per term for undergraduate students
13 General Academic Information 13 Academics General Information Accreditation and Academic Recognition Crown College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission a member of the North Central Association (NCA, 30 No. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602). Due to this excellent accreditation status, credits and degrees earned at Crown are transferable and recognized by public and private colleges and universities throughout the world. The College has been a member of the North Central Association since Candidate status with NCA was granted in July of Veterans attending Crown College are eligible to use their veterans education benefits. The College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Crown College is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at the undergraduate level (One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C phone: ). In addition, the College is chartered by the Minnesota Department of Education as a degree-granting institution. Undergraduate teacher preparation programs leading to licensure for early childhood education, elementary education, middle school, and secondary teaching are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Crown College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions; transfer credits are determined by the receiving institution. Professional Organizations Crown College holds membership in a number of professional organizations of which the following are representative: American Association for Employment in Education, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Association of Christian Schools International, Association of Christians in Student Development, Christian Adult Higher Education Association, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Minnesota College and University Career Services Association, Minnesota College and University Professional Association, National Association for College Admission Counselors, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of Colleges and Employers, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals, Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Academic Advisors The academic advising program consists of professional advising by an academic advisor. Each student is assigned to an academic advisor based on his/her degree. Students are responsible for their education and the outcome thereof, but the academic advisor serves as an advocate for students, provides appropriate tools to navigate the educational journey, and guides students towards becoming academically successful students reaching the goal of earning a degree. Orientation Students will complete two self-paced online orientations in ANGEL, the Learning Management system. Registration Students will be notified via Crown Microsoft regarding upcoming registration dates and must register during the designated time. Students may be able to arrange their registration at other times if necessary. Students are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to class beginning to allow time for obtaining textbooks and accessing course syllabi to complete pre-class assignments. Undergraduate students who wish to register for more than 18 credits must contact their academic advisor and petition to do so. Graduate students wishing to take more than 15 credits must also contact their academic advisor and petition to do so. All students register online. Athletics To be eligible to represent Crown College in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student athlete shall be enrolled fulltime in a program of study, be in good academic standing, and maintain satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree. Enrollment in a full-time program of study requires students to take a minimum of twelve (12) hours of credit per semester. In keeping with the institutional policies of
14 14 General Academic Information Crown College and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA ) Division III, students involved in intercollegiate athletics must meet the following eligibility requirements to be in good academic standing: Co-Curricular eligibility including athletic eligibility for incoming students will be determined by their admissions status to the Crown College School of Arts & Sciences and Crown Graduate Schools. Students with a standard acceptance are eligible for co-curricular activities including intercollegiate athletics. Students with a modified acceptance may be eligible for co-curricular activities including intercollegiate athletics unless notified otherwise by the Admissions Council. Students with a conditional acceptance are not eligible for co-curricular activities. Current Crown College students are in good academic standing if the following guidelines are satisfied: Accumulated Credits GPA 0-16 credits GPA or higher credits GPA or higher credits GPA or higher 48+ credits GPA or higher Transfer students should contact the Department of Athletics for transfer guidelines related to intercollegiate athletics. All students in good academic standing are deemed to be making satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree. Changes in Registration The close of online registration is two weeks before the first class begins (see Calendar for the specific dates). Any changes made after that must be made through the student s academic advisor. Classes dropped after classes begin are subject to the refund policies listed in the Finance section. The last day to withdraw from a class is the last day of the class. Educational Plan Students will receive an educational plan upon acceptance to the program. This plan will demonstrate the transfer credits that apply to the program as well as the credits needed to graduate with the desired degree. Students will review their educational plan continually with their academic advisor for registration and graduation process. Students must earn a C or higher in their core courses; any core class with a C- or below must be retaken. Catalog Requirements Students are responsible for the academic program as stated in the School of Online Studies and Graduate School Catalog that is current at the time of their matriculation at the College. Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, may choose to follow the major requirements of a subsequent catalog. The major requirements of one catalog must be followed in its entirety. Students who discontinue studies and subsequently return to the College are responsible for the academic program as stated in the School of Online Studies and Graduate School Catalog that is current at the time of their re-enrollment to the College. Transfer Credit Undergraduate Undergraduate students who have completed courses at accredited colleges, either regional or national (as approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation), may be eligible to receive transfer credit. The number of credits, the courses to be accepted, and the method of evaluation will be determined by the nature of the courses, grade received (C or higher for undergraduate work), and the type of institution. An undergraduate applicant who has attended any college or university after graduation from high school must have an official transcript sent to Crown College from each institution. Students pursuing a Bachelor s degree are required to take FND 474 and FND 476 at Crown College. Evaluations are under the supervision of the Registrar. Graduate Graduate degree-seeking students who have completed courses at a regionally or ABHE accredited college may transfer twelve to eighteen credit hours to Crown College. Graduate level credits over ten years old will not be eligible for transfer. The number of credits, the courses to be accepted, and the method of evaluation will be determined by the nature of the courses, and grade received (B or higher for graduate work). Evaluations are under the supervision of the Registrar. Guided Study Students who cannot take a required course at the regularly scheduled time may request that course be taught as a guided study. However, a guided study is a privilege the College is under no obligation to provide. Students for whom guided studies are approved must register for such courses during open registration, unless a course is canceled during the term. Students must be regularly enrolled in other courses at Crown College. All policies pertaining to regularly scheduled classes, except attendance requirements, pertain to guided studies, including those governing refunds, course abandonment, and grades of Incomplete.
15 General Academic Information 15 A per credit surcharge fee will be assessed for each guided study in addition to tuition unless the guided study is required as a result of administrative action. The procedure below will be followed to obtain approval for guided studies or independent studies: 1. Discuss the Guided Study option with the academic advisor. 2. Obtain the appropriate form from the academic advisor and return to the academic advisor completed. 3. The paperwork must be submitted by the module before the guided study is to start. Exceptions can be made for canceled courses only. 4. Upon approval and registration, the guided study must be completed within 10 weeks (two modules) for undergraduate courses and 14 weeks (two modules) for graduate courses. The course must be started within two weeks of the designated timeframe listed above. If the course is not started, it will automatically be dropped from the students schedule and the surcharge fee will not be refunded. ALL guided studies must be completed within a single semester timeframe (in other words, a guided study may not begin in the fourth module of a semester and carry over to the first module of the next semester). Proficiency Credit by Exam and PLA Matriculated students at Crown College may earn up to 30 semester credits toward program requirements by taking standardized exams or completing a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolio. Testing includes Advanced Placement, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and DANTES. Brief details of these options are listed below. These programs cannot be used to fulfill the Crown College residency requirement of 30 credits (see Residency Requirements). Credits earned by examination or Prior Learning Assessment may not be used to raise a grade or remove a failing grade in courses already taken at Crown College. Students cannot receive proficiency credit for subjects that duplicate credit previously earned. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which options would work best. These options must be completed before the final 12 credits of the program. Proficiency Credit by Examination and PLA are available for students in the School of Online Studies. However, up to twelve credits may be earned toward prerequisite requirements for the Graduate School. 1. Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) with a grade of three or better may be applied depending on the program requirements. An official transcript from Advanced Placement must be sent to Crown College. The list of approved AP exams and needed scores are listed in Appendix A. 2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams are administered to prospective and current Crown College students through the Registrar s Office. CLEP subject examinations are recommended for students with extensive preparation and advanced knowledge in subject fields. If taken at Crown, the cost is $100 per exam ($80 CLEP charge and $20 processing fee). The list of approved CLEP exams and needed scores are listed in Appendix B. If the exam was taken at another location, please request that an official transcript be sent from CLEP to Crown College. If the test is taken at Crown College, please request the results be sent to Crown College. 3. DSST provides opportunity for people to earn college credit for what they have learned outside the traditional classroom. Accepted or administered at more than1,900 colleges and universities nationwide and approved by ACE (American Council on Education), the DSST program enables people to use their knowledge acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals. 4. International Baccalaureate (IB) International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit Policy - Eligible tests include those, which are similar to courses offered at Crown. A minimum score of 4 is required. Official transcripts from IB must be submitted. The list of approved IB exams and needed scores are listed in Appendix C. 5. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) In some situations, students may receive college credit for college-level learning gained through non-academic experiences. This is accomplished through a formal, structured portfolio process. The guidelines and processes for pursuing this option are different for each program. Credits can be acquired from a number of different sources, including workshops, seminars, self-study, noncredit classes, training programs, and/or work experiences. Please note that prior learning from these sources must be documented and evaluated by a faculty member in the relevant field in order for the credit to be awarded. A PLA informational packet can be obtained from an academic advisor.
16 16 General Academic Information Classification of Students Freshmen: Sophomores: Juniors: Seniors: Course Numbering Students with fewer than 24 semester credits. Students having at least 24 semester credits. Students having at least 54 semester credits. Students having enough credits to graduate with a four-year degree at the end of the current academic year. This classification generally is made for those with at least 90 credits First-year subject Second-year subject Third-year subject Fourth-year subject Graduate level Students may register for no more than one level beyond their classification unless they obtain the written consent of their advisor. Grade Point Scale A 4.0 grade points A 3.7 grade points B+ 3.3 grade points B 3.0 grade points B 2.7 grade points C+ 2.3 grade points C 2.0 grade points C 1.7 grade points D+ 1.3 grade points D 1.0 grade points D 0.7 grade points F U 0.0 grade points 0.0 grade points R* Repeated Course *This indicates that the course has been repeated during a later term. The last grade earned for the course is the only grade used for GPA calculation. This is only applicable for courses retaken at Crown College. Grading A student s grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total grade points earned by the total credit hours attempted in graded courses. Courses that are assigned a Satisfactory (S) grade are not computed in the grade point average. Grades of transfer courses are not included in GPA calculation. At the end of each course, grades will be available to view online. Paper copies will be available upon request. Residency Requirements In order to graduate from Crown College with a bachelor s or associate degree, students must successfully complete at least 30 semester credit hours from Crown including a minimum of 50 percent of the core. Credits earned by examination or Prior Learning Assessment may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement. Students earning a master s degree or Bible certificate must earn a minimum of 24 credits from the College. Graduation Honors Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree who meet certain criteria may be eligible for graduation honors. Graduation honors are based on the following cumulative grade point averages: Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude Baccalaureate degree students who have completed a minimum of 60 Crown College credits are eligible for the above graduation honors. Students who have earned Crown College credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or higher are recognized as graduating with distinction. Honors are awarded on the basis of the policy that is in effect at the time the final graduation requirement is completed. Incomplete Grades Students are responsible for all coursework, in keeping with posted deadlines. In most cases, assignments are due by the course end date. A student may request a seven-day extension from the professor; this request is made in writing before the course ends. If the extension is granted, work not submitted within seven days will be graded as zero and the final grade calculated accordingly. Students facing extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical issues) may request an incomplete. If an incomplete is granted, the completion plan includes a firm deadline, generally 14 days after the course end date. This policy is detailed at Double Majors and Double Degrees When a student pursues a double major and the same course is required, the requirement for both majors is fulfilled by completing the course once (i.e., no additional credits or course substitute requirements are necessary). Similarly, when the same
17 General Academic Information 17 course is required in a major and a minor, the requirement is fulfilled for both by taking the course once. The institutional minimum number of credits required to earn a baccalaureate degree is 125 semester credits. Double majors may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors. Double baccalaureate degrees may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors and earns a minimum of 155 semester credits (e.g., completing the residency requirement a second time). The institutional minimum number of credits required to earn a Master of Arts degree is 36 semester credits. Double majors may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors. Double Master of Arts degrees may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors and earns a minimum of 60 semester credits (36 credits for the first degree and an additional 24 credits to complete the residency requirement a second time.) Double degrees cannot be earned for more than one Leadership degree (Organizational Leadership, International Leadership Studies, and Ministry Leadership) because of the overlap in coursework. Minor Residency Requirement The requirements of the various minors are listed in the School of Online Studies section. Fifty percent of the minor must be taken at Crown. Changes in Curriculum The curriculum at Crown College is being studied and revised continuously. Therefore, this catalog may not always reflect the current features of every program. Changes in requirements, course offerings, and class schedules may occur subsequent to the printing of this catalog. Humanities and Social Science Courses Crown College offers humanities courses in communication [COM], English [ENG], fine arts [FAR], history [HIS], and music [MUS]. Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. Social science courses include economics [ECO], history [HIS], psychology [PSY], and sociology [SOC]. While HIS courses can fulfill either a humanities or a social science elective, it can only satisfy one of those requirements, not both. Fine arts [FAR] courses can satisfy humanities electives, but humanities credits do not satisfy fine arts requirements. Academic Probation and Suspension Undergraduate Policy Undergraduate students whose cumulative grade point average (including transfer credits) falls within the range listed below will be placed on academic probation: Accumulated Credits GPA 0-29 credits below 1.65 GPA credits below 1.80 GPA credits below 1.90 GPA 72+ credits below 2.00 GPA Students on academic probation: 1. Will have limitations on their academic load. 2. Must retake all required courses in which they have a grade of F in the first available term. 3. Will develop and follow an academic improvement plan with their academic advisor. Students will have two consecutive terms to raise their cumulative grade point average to an appropriate level. Students who have been suspended for academic reasons may appeal the suspension if they have earned an average of at least 2.00 for the term immediately preceding the possibility of suspension. The appeal should be addressed to the non-traditional Academic Affairs Committee. If the appeal is not successful, students will need to withdraw from the classes for which they are registered. Academic suspension means that students are not permitted to enroll for the next term. Students wishing to return at a later time must re-apply for admission. Applications of academically suspended students must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Council. Graduate Policy Graduate students with a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0 at any time after having finished nine credits of course work will be placed on academic probation and notified by the Registrar s Office. Any graduate student on academic probation who receives a grade lower than a B will face dismissal. Students should be aware that academic probation might affect their financial aid status. Students who raise their graduate cumulative GPA above 3.0 will be removed from probation. Veterans Crown College is approved for veterans education training by the Minnesota State Approving Agency. Applicants who are veterans should check with the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding their eligibility for benefits before requesting the Registrar s Office to process the necessary papers for payment benefits. Veterans who have completed Basic Military Training
18 18 General Academic Information will be granted credit for the physical education requirement upon receipt of the DD214 or military transcript. Additional information is available on the registrar s web site at www. crown.edu/veteran. Transcripts The Registrar s Office keeps on file the permanent record of all credits earned by each student. No transcript will be issued unless all financial obligations owed by the student to the College have been fulfilled. The student s written request including full name, maiden name, current address, phone number, dates of attendance, student ID or social security number, birth date, address where transcript is to be sent, and the student s signature are required for all transcript requests. Written requests may be received via letter, fax (952) , or transcript request form available online at There is no charge for up to 15 transcripts per month. A $2 per transcript fee will be assessed thereafter. Typical processing time is three to five working days. A $25 fee will be assessed for rush requests. Faculty Crown faculty are committed Christians who seek to integrate faith into their instruction. Every faculty member holds the required level of academic degree for their particular fields of expertise. The faculty bring years of work-related experience enabling them to integrate first-hand knowledge from their specific disciplines into the curriculum. Class Attendance Online courses require weekday student participation through the internet weekly. Course Participation ( Educational Activity ) Guidelines and policies issued by the U.S. Department of Education stipulate that any participation in a course is considered educational activity in the course. For the purposes of online classes, participation is defined as one of the following: Attendance at a virtual meeting of the course. Discussion with the course instructor regarding course content or course requirements. Any activity in the ANGEL shell for the course. This includes logging into the course either intentionally or accidentally. ANGEL records logins automatically; it is this record that will be used to make the official determination of whether a student has logged into the course or not. If a student has participated in the course, any drop becomes a drop during (see page 8) and recorded as a W on his or her transcript. The only time a drop before will be made is when there has been absolutely no educational activity in the course. Given this definition of participation, we strongly suggest that students view and download the course syllabus before the course begins. Academic Integrity Each student is responsible for his or her own work and is expected to remain honest in all academic activity. Scholastic dishonesty is a serious violation of both academic standards and biblical teaching. Academic dishonesty includes: Cheating on assignments and tests. Plagiarism. The student is responsible for knowing the legitimate use of source material in written papers. Submitting a paper or project in which someone else did a part or the entirety (excluding group assignments in which the student is a participant). Self-Plagiarism. Submitting the same (or essentially the same) paper or project in more than one course without prior consent of the instructors. Any act which violates the rights of other students from completing their academic assignments (e.g., deliberate withholding of necessary academic material and/or willful harm to another student s work). Students found involved in academic dishonesty will be penalized. The penalty may include: 1. Failure of the assignment on the first offense; 2. Failure of the course on a second offense (whether the first offense was in the same course or a prior course); 3. Dismissal from the school/program on the third offense. Netiquette Netiquette is etiquette on the internet. Each participant of an online community needs to be cognizant of the perceptions of others. Whether the communication is in the form of an or discussion post, it is imperative that sensitivity and grace are used in all situations. Here are some tips that can help improve online communication: Be clear and do not abbreviate. Avoid the use of slang. Be polite and respectful. Avoid sarcasm and irony, which can be misinterpreted. Do not USE ALL UPPERCASE LETTERS or multiple punctuation marks!!!! When these are used the tone of the message is difficult to interpret. Emoticons can be used, :-( BUT be careful as some do not understand them. Ask for clarification when not understanding a message.
19 General Academic Information 19 Include all individuals in group messages. Spell check, revise and edit messages before sending them. Student Conduct Code Online students are expected, in all instances, to interact with one another in a respectful, professional manner. Proper student conduct includes: 1. Maintaining appropriate communication by upholding professional character and maturity. 2. Petitioning and appealing academic or disciplinary decisions in an appropriate manner. 3. Following appropriate channels for handling grievances. Crown reserves the right to take disciplinary action against students practicing misconduct, which may include course and/ or program dismissal. Appeals or special circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis. Refer to Grievance Policy and/ or Appeals Policy. Textbooks Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. To determine the correct text and edition number, students should consult the Crown College Virtual Bookstore Computer Requirements Electronic documents should be submitted in Microsoft Office format. The Information Technology (IT) department licenses Microsoft Office on behalf of all students. Students can install the software themselves by purchasing installation CDs for $25 or an online download for $15. The IT department recommends the following minimum system requirements for computers to be used at Crown College: Processor: 2 GHZ or higher RAM (Memory): 512 MB or more Display:1024 x 786 pixels Operating System: Windows XP (with Service Pack 3),Windows Vista (with Service Pack 1), Windows 7, Apple OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Term Paper Style Formatting, style, and documentation for term papers will follow the APA (American Psychological Association) sixth edition, second printing version s guidelines. This will serve as the faculty s reference for evaluation purposes. See for guidance. Privacy Rights Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) sets out requirements designed to govern the access to and release of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office (U.S. Department of Education) concerning alleged failures of Crown College to comply with provisions of FERPA. Crown College has adopted policies and procedures concerning implementation of FERPA on campus. Copies of the entire policy are available from the Registrar s Office, as well as the Registrar s Office website. Directory Information Policy 1. Directory Information can be released to an outside party without written consent of the student. Directory items include name, home address, campus address, address, telephone numbers, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, classification, previous institutions(s) attended, major field(s) of study, awards, honors (e.g., Dean s List), degree(s) conferred (e.g., B.S., A.A.), digital image or photograph, past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, and height and weight of athletic team members. 2. Students have the right to suppress their directory information by completing a request form in the Registrar s Office. The request is valid for one semester. 3. Crown employees who have a legitimate educational interest are allowed to access student education records. Designated offices may also disclose education records or components thereof to persons or organizations providing the student with financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accrediting functions, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. Other exceptions are listed in the official policy. 4. Confidential information cannot be released over the phone (since positive voice identification cannot usually be made). 5. Confidential information can be released directly to the student; however, it cannot be released directly to the student s family members (e.g., parents, spouses, etc.) without the written consent of the student. Note, however, that when a student is a dependent of the parent as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1954: Sec. 152, such information may be released to the parent without the written consent by of the student.
20 20 General Academic Information Name Change Policy In an effort to maintain the integrity and accuracy of our records and to protect our students, alumni, and constituents, the following Name Change Policy is in effect. The following offices are authorized to process name changes in the Crown College Administrative System: Current students Registrar s Office Alumni Registrar s and/or Advancement Office Donors/Friends of Crown College Advancement Office In order to process a name change, an individual must present legal documentation which includes, but is not limited to, one of the following: a copy of marriage certificate showing name change, a driver s license, social security card, or other legal documents. Grievance Policy A grievance is a complaint of alleged unfair or discriminatory practice or decision by faculty, administration, or administrative staff. The central focus of a grievance is not a policy but rather the action of the one against whom the grievance is filed. A grievance must be supported by evidence that the unfavorable decision is in violation of institutional policy or practice, or that the person has been treated in a different way than other persons in similar circumstances have been treated. Any student wishing to file a grievance may do so by using the following procedure: 1. The student shall submit the grievance on the Grievance form requesting reconsideration of an unfavorable decision to the faculty member or administrator in question. A written response must be mailed to the student no later than ten working days after receipt of the grievance petition. 2. If the student is not satisfied after step one, s/he may submit the original grievance petition to the immediate supervisor of the faculty member or administrator. The immediate supervisor must respond by mail no later than ten working days after receipt of the grievance letter. 3. If the student is not satisfied after step two and if the grievance petition has not yet involved the Academic Affairs Committee, s/he may file the original grievance petition with the Academic Affairs Committee. The Academic Affairs Committee must respond by mail no later than ten working days after receipt of the grievance petition. The decision of the Academic Affairs Committee shall be final. 4. The aggrieved student who receives no response within ten days at any level in the grievance process may appeal to the next higher level. Those hearing the grievance at the higher level shall secure the written opinion of those who failed to respond at the lower level. Appeals Policy An appeal is a request to waive a policy that has been or will be applied. The central focus of an appeal is the institutional policy and the considered merits of its waiver. Appeals may concern academics, student life, financial affairs, policies and regulations, admission to and retention of students in academic programs, academic inequities, and forms of academic discipline. At each level of appeal, both the appeal and the decision must be in writing on the appropriate form. The investigation may include personal appearances by the parties involved in the appeal. Assessment Crown College values the needs and concerns of its students. As such, the online program is committed to the ongoing process of assessment through evaluating professors and course effectiveness. Students complete course evaluations near the end of each course. Academic personnel and other administrators are always available for further consultation. Campus Safety Report (Clery Act) In compliance with the Clery Act (effective 1990), the latest Crown College Annual Safety Report may be accessed by going to html Printed copies of the report are also available through the Crown College Facility Management Services Office. Consumer Information Disclosures In compliance with Student Consumer Information Regulations, Crown College has developed a central guide to sources of consumer information. These disclosures which are available at provide specific information to comply with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). The disclosures provided at this website include (but are not limited to): specific student rights regarding education records and directory information under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); information about financial aid, educational programs, accreditation, copyright infringement policies and sanctions, student loan information, campus safety, annual campus safety security reports, federal requirements for return of funds, institutional statistics such as completion, graduation and transfer out rates. Individuals, upon request may obtain a paper copy of this list and information on any of the disclosures. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at if you require this assistance.
22 22 Facilities and Services Facilities and Services Facilities on the main campus for students include classrooms, dining room, Storm Café, Coffee Shoppe, Student Center, Fireside Room, library, computer labs, Crown Study Lab, study areas, Campus Store, mail center, Life Fitness Center, athletic center, parking, and athletic fields. Students who are moving to the area may be able to secure long-term housing on campus. Reception Desk The reception desk, open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon, is located in the Main Building lobby. The reception desk serves as an information source and provides copy and fax services. The reception desk can be reached from any campus phone by dialing 0, or from off-campus by calling Computer Lab General use computer labs are located on the third floor and in the library, a Mac/Communications lab is available on the ground floor, and a Mobile Mac Lab is available for classroom and instructional use. Specific hours of operation for each lab are posted at the lab entrances. The standard word processing program used at Crown College is Microsoft Word; Microsoft Office products have been installed on PC and Mac operating systems. Athletic Facilities The athletic center, Life Fitness Center, and weight room have posted hours for general use by all students. Access to these areas are granted upon receipt of the Fitness Center/Weight Room waiver form. Please contact the Main Operations Office at for more information. Mail Center Crown College maintains a complete Post Office, including UPS and Federal Express pickup. Food Services Food service is available on campus through the College Dining Room and/or the Storm Café. The Coffee Shoppe is located in the Student Center and proudly brews Caribou Coffee. Hours are posted at the entrances to the food service area and can also be found online at My.Crown food Service webpage. Campus Store Reading and study materials, clothing and personal items, gifts, snacks, and beverages are sold in the Campus Store. Library Resources Among the many resources currently available in the Watne Memorial Library are: ,000 cataloged books and e-books. This figure does not include most of our 70,000 volume micro-card collection of virtually every book published in the United States from ,000 electronic journals containing literally tens of millions of full-text articles. 3. More than 70 research databases from EBSCO, GALE, FirstSearch, JSTOR, and so on. 4. An online, reference collection (Credo Reference) containing more than 400 full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, directories, etc. Disability Services Although the main building was built prior to the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Crown College is well suited to serve the needs of disabled individuals. The main building allows access to all basic student services and student life activities under one roof. Students with disabilities or special needs are invited to visit with the Director of Academic Success about academic accommodations and support available on campus through the study lab. Students, professors, and the director of academic success work together to make reasonable accommodations that compensate for learning disabilities. Testing services are provided for those needing a distraction-free place to take exams.
23 Facilities and Services 23 Career Services The Career Services Office exists to assist students in exploring who they are, where their strengths and abilities lie, what they believe their calling is, and how these translate into future career possibilities. This is accomplished through career counseling and assessment, workshops on career-related topics, and the use of career books and an extensive web site, which can be found at Counseling Services The Student Development staff is equipped to provide counseling for the growth and development of each student. A professional counselor is available on campus, and off-campus referrals are also possible.
24 24 Statement of Faith Doctrine Statement of Faith Crown College embraces the following Statement of Faith: There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scripture. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace. The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and the anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the church in this present age. The church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observances of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord s Supper. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter a resurrection unto judgment. The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
25 School of Online Studies 25 School of Online Studies Flexible Online Education! Undergraduate Degree Programs Associate Degree Concentrations Business (A.S.) Christian Ministry (A.S.) General Studies (A.A.) Bachelor s Degrees Business Administration (B.S.) Christian Ministry (B.S.) Psychology/Counseling (B.S.) Graduation Requirements To graduate from Crown College with a bachelor s degree the student must: 1. Complete all courses in the selected major with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale. 2. Have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transfer work being applied to the degree. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in core requirements. 3. Complete at least 125 semester credits with at least 15 credits in Humanities, 12 credits in Social Science, and 7 credits in Science and Math. In addition, FND 474 and FND 476 must be completed at Crown College. 4. Fulfill the residency requirement (see page 16). 5. Meet all financial obligations to the College. 6. Have the recommendation of the faculty as to character and conduct. A student whose conduct proves unworthy may be deemed unworthy of graduation even though all other requirements have been met. 7. Receive approval from the Board of Trustees. 8. Be registered for remaining credits in the same term as graduation. Students who complete the business administration, Christian ministry, and psychology/counseling graduation requirements will receive the Bachelor of Science degree. Diplomas are issued six to eight weeks after all requirements have been met. Students wishing to complete a second bachelor s degree must meet all of the requirements above and have a minimum of 155 semester credits. To earn the Bible certificate from Crown College the student must: 1. Complete all courses in the certificate with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale. 2. Have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transfer work being applied to the certificate. 3. Complete at least 33 credits. 4. Fulfill the residency requirement (see page 16). 5. Meet all financial obligations to the College. 6. Have the recommendation of the faculty as to character and conduct. 7. Receive approval from the Board of Trustees. To graduate from Crown College with an associate degree the student must: 1. Complete all courses in the selected major with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale. 2. Have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transfer work being applied to the degree. 3. Complete at least 64 semester credits with at least 15 credits of Humanities, 12 credits of Social Science, and 7 credits in Science and Math. 4. Fulfill the residency requirement (see page 16). 5. Meet all financial obligations to the College. 6. Have the recommendation of the faculty as to character and conduct. A student whose conduct proves unworthy may be deemed unworthy of graduation even though all other requirements have been met. 7. Receive approval from the Board of Trustees. 8. Be registered for remaining credits in the same term as graduation.
26 26 School of Online Studies Associate Degree Programs Business Concentration Associate of Science Business firms need people with a diversity of educational backgrounds. This degree serves as a foundation for various careers in business such as accounting, finance, marketing, advertising, and management. I. Christian Studies Credits BIB 134 Methods of Bible Study BIB 233 Gospel of John HIS 135X Old Testament History HIS 136X New Testament History THE 231 Christian Doctrine II. General Studies Credits COM 133 Speech ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics ENG 131 English Composition ENG 132 Writing and Literature ENG 337 Intercultural Communication Concepts HIS History Electives Humanities Elective MAT Math Elective PSY 130 General Psychology SCI Lab Science Elective SOC Strategies for College Success III. Concentration Credits ACC 228 Principles of Accounting I BUS 130 Concepts of Personal Finance BUS 350 Principles of Marketing BUS 354 Management Principles IT 105 Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts IT 202 Introduction to Database Applications IV. Elective Credit TOTAL Credits 1 Select humanities electives from: COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM or MUS. 2 May be waived for students with previous college experience. Credits must be replaced with general electives.
27 School of Online Studies 27 Christian Ministry Concentration Associate of Science This degree is designed for students with a high school diploma or GED and little or no college experience. It provides a firm foundation of general education and biblical studies. I. Christian Studies Credits BIB 134 Methods of Bible Study BIB 233 Gospel of John HIS 135X Old Testament History HIS 136X New Testament History THE 231 Christian Doctrine II. General Studies Credits COM 133 Speech ENG 131 English Composition ENG 132 Writing and Literature ENG 233 American Literature or 1 Humanities Elective HIS History Elective HIS 332 Church History MAT Math Elective PSY 130 General Psychology PSY 236 Developmental Psychology SCI 131 Foundations of Biology SCI 205 Ecology Online SOC Strategies for College Success SOC 230 Sociology III. Christian Ministry Credits ICS 131 Missions in Perspective CED 232 Methods of Discipling Youth or CED 336 Dynamics of Small Groups CHM 300 Spiritual and Personal Formation IV. Elective Credit TOTAL Credits 1 Select humanities electives from: COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM or MUS. 2 May be waived for students with previous college experience. Credits must be replaced with general electives.
28 28 School of Online Studies General Studies Concentration Associate of Arts The General Studies curriculum is designed for students who desire to transfer into a bachelor s degree program and who want the flexibility to broaden or narrow their first two years of undergraduate education. Students, with the guidance of an academic advisor, can design a transfer curriculum to meet particular needs as well as the specific requirements of the institution to which they may transfer. In addition, the General Studies program provides an opportunity for students who want an education designed to meet their goals in a degree program but who do not intend to transfer. I. Christian Studies Credits BIB 134 Methods of Bible Study BIB 233 Gospel of John HIS 135X Old Testament History HIS 136X New Testament History THE 231 Christian Doctrine II. General Studies Credits COM 133 Speech ENG 131 English Composition ENG 132 Writing and Literature ENG 337 Intercultural Communication Concepts or 1 Humanities Elective FAR Fine Arts Elective HIS History/Social Science Elective HIS History/Social Science Elective MAT Math Elective PSY 130 General Psychology SCI Lab Science Elective SCI Lab Science Elective SOC Strategies for College Success or 3 Social Science Elective SOC/PSY Developmental Psychology or 3 Social Science Elective III. Electives Credits Take any of the elective courses from the other programs. Consult with an academic advisor for options. TOTAL Credits 1 Select humanities electives from: COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM or MUS. 2 May be waived for students with previous college experience. Credits must be replaced with social science electives. 3 Select Social Science electives from ECO, HIS, PSY, or SOC.
29 School of Online Studies 29 Bachelor Degree Programs
30 30 School of Online Studies Business Administration Bachelor of Science This program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the business field with a concrete understanding of the fundamentals of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, statistics, transportation, and logistics. Required Courses for the Business Administration Major I. Christian Studies Credits FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels FND 474 Current Issues in Theology FND 476 Interpreting Romans II. Business Administration Core Credits ACC 228 Principles of Accounting I ACC 229 Principles of Accounting II BUS 130 Concepts of Personal Finance BUS 350 Principles of Marketing BUS 354 Management Principles BUS 421 Business Law BUS 422 Financial Management BUS 450 Strategy and Policy BUS 454 Business Research Methods ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 332 Principles of Microeconomics IT 105 Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts IT 202 Introduction to Database Applications Major Requirements Total Credits General Education Requirements Credits Total Credits for Bachelor s Degree Credits
31 School of Online Studies 31 Program Completion Plan for the Business Administration Major I. General Education Requirements Credits COM 133 Speech ENG 131 English Composition ENG 132 Writing and Literature Humanities Elective Humanities Elective HIS History Elective Social Science Elective Social Science Elective Social Science Elective MAT 223 Statistical Concepts SCI Lab Science Elective II. General Electives Credits (All BUS, IT, ACC and ECO courses must be C or higher.) III. Business Administration Core Semester 1 IT 105 Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership IT 202 Introduction to Database Applications FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament ACC 228 Principles of Accounting I BUS 350 Principles of Marketing IV. Business Administration Core Semester 2 ACC 229 Principles of Accounting II FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels BUS 354 Management Principles BUS 130 Concepts of Personal Finance V. Business Administration Core Semester 3 ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 332 Principles of Microeconomics FND 474 Current Issues in Theology BUS 421 Business Law VI. Business Administration Core Semester 4 BUS 422 Financial Management FND 476 Interpreting Romans BUS 450 Strategy and Policy BUS 454 Business Research Methods Major Requirements Total Credits General Education Requirements Credits General Electives Credits Business Administration Core Credits Total Credits for Bachelor s Degree Credits 1 Select humanities electives from: COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM or MUS. 2 Select social science electives from: ECO, HIS, PSY, or SOC.
32 32 School of Online Studies Christian Ministry Bachelor of Science The Christian Ministry degree features a core of biblical studies to prepare leaders to grow healthy disciples and healthy churches. Leadership, preaching, evangelism, counseling, and discipleship ministries are common threads. Required Courses for the Christian Ministry Major I. Christian Studies Credits FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels FND 474 Current Issues in Theology FND 476 Interpreting Romans II. Christian Ministry Core BIB 342X Biblical Perspectives of Worship CM 350 Biblical and Historical Foundations for Ministry CM 358 Making of the Modern Mind CM 376 Theology of Evangelism CM 380 Public Speaking in Ministry CM 430 Ministry Internship CM 450 Human Diversity CM 480 Nurture and Discipleship CM 482 Educational Ministry CM 484 Counseling for Ministers and Church Leaders Major Requirements Total Credits General Education Requirements Credits Total Credits for Bachelor s Degree Credits
33 School of Online Studies 33 Program Completion Plan for the Christian Ministry Major I. General Education Requirements Credits COM 133 Speech ENG 131 English Composition ENG 132 Writing and Literature Humanities Elective Humanities Elective HIS History Elective Social Science Elective Social Science Elective Social Science Elective MAT Math Elective SCI Lab Science Elective II. General Electives (All BIB and CM courses must be C or higher.) III. Christian Ministry Core Semester 1 CM 350 Biblical and Historical Foundations for Ministry 3 FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership CM 358 Making of the Modern Mind CM 380 Public Speaking in Ministry IV. Christian Ministry Core Semester 2 FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament CM 376 Theology of Evangelism CM 450 Human Diversity FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels V. Christian Ministry Core Semester 3 CM 430 Ministry Internship FND 474 Current Issues in Theology CM 482 Educational Ministry VI. Christian Ministry Core Semester 4 BIB 342X Biblical Perspectives of Worship CM 480 Nurture and Discipleship CM 484 Counseling for Ministers and Church Leaders.. 3 FND 476 Interpreting Romans Major Requirements Total Credits General Education Requirements Credits General Electives Christian Ministry Core Credits Total Credits for Bachelor s Degree Credits 1 Select humanities electives from: COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM or MUS. 2 Select social science electives from: ECO, HIS, PSY, or SOC.
34 34 School of Online Studies Psychology/Counseling Concentration Bachelor of Science The Psychology degree with a Counseling Concentration has been designed with an emphasis on counseling and psychology content. The curriculum focuses on issues of development, diversity, and human behavior and is designed for students desiring entry-level positions or preparation for graduate studies. Required Courses for the Psychology/Counseling Major I. Christian Studies Credits FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels FND 474 Current Issues in Theology FND 476 Interpreting Romans II. Psychology/Counseling Core MAT 223 Statistical Concepts PSY 240 Social Science Research Methods PSY 331 Personality Theories PSY 336 Abnormal Psychology PSY 338 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy PSY 342 Methods of Counseling PSY 360 Diversity Issues in Counseling PSY 431 Social Psychology PSY 433 Group Dynamics PSY 442 Marriage and Family Counseling PSY 446 Crisis Intervention Major Requirements Total Credits General Education Requirements Credits Total Credits for Bachelor s Degree Credits
35 School of Online Studies 35 Program Completion Plan for the Psychology/Counseling Major I. General Education Requirements Credits COM 133 Speech ENG 131 English Composition ENG 132 Writing and Literature Humanities Elective Humanities Elective HIS History Elective PSY 130 General Psychology PSY 236 Developmental Psychology Social Science Elective MAT Math Elective SCI Lab Science Elective II. General Electives (All PSY and MAT courses must be C or higher.) III. Psychology/Counseling Core Semester 1 FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership MAT 223 Statistical Concepts PSY 338 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy PSY 331 Personality Theories IV. Psychology/Counseling Core Semester 2 PSY 240X Social Science Research Methods PSY 342 Methods of Counseling PSY 336 Abnormal Psychology FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels V. Psychology/Counseling Core Semester 3 PSY 360 Diversity Issues in Counseling FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament PSY 431X Social Psychology PSY 433 Group Dynamics VI. Psychology/Counseling Core Semester 4 PSY 442 Marriage and Family Counseling FND 474 Current Issues in Theology PSY 446 Crisis Intervention FND 476 Interpreting Romans Major Requirements Total Credits General Education Requirements Credits General Electives Psychology/Counseling Core Credits Total Credits for Bachelor s Degree Credits 1 Select humanities electives from: COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM or MUS. 2 Select social science elective from: ECO, HIS, PSY, or SOC.
36 36 School of Online Studies Minors Psychology Minor hours PSY 130 General Psychology PSY 236 Developmental Psychology PSY 338 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy PSY 331 Personality Theories PSY 336 Abnormal Psychology PSY 431 Social Psychology (Not open to students majoring in Psychology) Counseling Minor hours PSY 130 General Psychology PSY 236 Developmental Psychology PSY 336 Abnormal Psychology PSY 338 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy PSY 342 Methods of Counseling PSY 360 Diversity Issues in Counseling (Not open to students majoring in Psychology) Christian Studies Minor hours BIB 134 Methods of Bible Study BIB 233 Gospel of John BIB 347 Acts/Pastoral Epistles HIS 135X Old Testament History HIS 136X New Testament History THE 231 Christian Doctrine Business Minor hours ACC 228 Principles of Accounting I BUS 130 Concepts of Personal Finance BUS 350 Principles of Marketing BUS 354 Management Principles ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics OR ECO 332 Principles of Microeconomics IT 105 Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts IT 202 Introduction to Database Applications *Elective (Not open to students majoring in Business Administration) *Select one course from the following to fulfill the elective option: ACC 229, BUS 421, COM 310, ECO 331 or ECO 332.
37 School of Online Studies 37 Bible Certificate The Bible Certificate, which can be earned in three terms, is designed for students who desire to be more effective in volunteer positions in their church or for personal spiritual development. It can also be added to a previously earned bachelor s degree as a solid undergraduate foundation for theological education at the graduate level. BIB 134 Methods of Bible Study BIB 233 Gospel of John ENG 131 English Composition HIS 135X Old Testament History HIS 136X New Testament History THE 231 Christian Doctrine CM 376 Theology of Evangelism BIB/THE Bible/Theology Elective *General Electives Total Credits Required *General Electives can be chosen from a variety of courses offered through the School of Online Studies and are chosen in consultation with an academic advisor according to the student s needs and interests. ACSI Certification Courses Crown offers online courses in Bible and an approved Philosophy of Christian Education course to help prepare students for ACSI certification. The following courses can be used to satisfy the biblical studies requirements for ACSI certification. Contact ACSI for additional certification requirements. BIB 135X Old Testament History BIB 136X New Testament History BIB 233 Gospel of John BIB 347 Acts/Pastoral Epistles CED 450 Philosophy of Christian Education FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels FND 474 Current Issues in Theology FND 476 Interpreting Romans
38 38 Graduate School Graduate School Bringing Excellence to Your Calling! Graduate Degree Programs Master of Business Administration M.A. in Christian Studies M.A. in International Leadership Studies M.A. in Ministry Leadership M.A. in Organizational Leadership Graduate Program Prerequisites Students entering the graduate program must meet the following undergraduate prerequisites: International Leadership Studies with a Church Development concentration requires 12 undergraduate credits in biblical and theological studies Ministry Leadership requires 12 undergraduate credits in biblical and theological studies MBA requires 6 undergraduate credits in financial accounting and finance (corporate) Graduation Requirements (Graduate) Graduates from the master s degree program must satisfy the following requirements: Completion of all course requirements for the desired degree within a period of seven years. (Petitions to extend this time can be submitted to the Graduate Studies Advisory Committee.) A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and retake any course work of C- and below Fulfillment of the residency requirement (page 16) Satisfaction of all financial obligations with Crown College Recommendation of the faculty Approval of the Board of Trustees The Graduate School offers all classes online. The professors are experienced in their fields and committed to excellence. These undergraduate prerequisite credits can be fulfilled through previous college work, Prior Learning Assessment, or MBA prerequisites can be fulfilled through the Ivy Software or CLEP exams.
39 Graduate School 39 Business Administration Master of Business Administration The Master of Business Administration is designed to: Evaluate and synthesize business strategy from a Christian worldview Critically examine social, economic, political, legal, and ethical influences on the current business/ management environment from a national and international perspective Assist the learner in integrating the Crown College MBA Code of Ethics into his/her personal and professional life Equip the learner to utilize technology to lead integrated teams Prerequisites: Enrollment in the MBA requires six undergraduate semester credits of financial accounting and finance (corporate). Required Courses MBA Program Plan GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership...3 MBA 502X Strategic Planning...3 MBA 520 Managerial Accounting...3 MBA 521 Applied Business Statistics...3 MBA 530 Business Law and Ethics...3 MBA 532 Information Technology Mgmt...3 MBA 552X Organizational Behavior...3 MBA 553X Organizational Development...3 MBA 620 Marketing Management...3 MBA 621 Managerial Economics...3 MBA 622 Operations Management...3 MBA 623 Financial Management...3 MBA 624 International Finance...3 MBA 690 Strategic Management...3 Block A GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership... 3 MBA 552X Organizational Behavior... 3 MBA 502X Strategic Planning... 3 Block B MBA 530 Business Law and Ethics... 3 MBA 532 Information Technology Mgmt... 3 MBA 620 Marketing Management... 3 Block C MBA 521 Applied Business Statistics... 3 MBA 520 Managerial Accounting... 3 MBA 622 Operations Management... 3 Block D MBA 621 Managerial Economics... 3 MBA 553X Organizational Development... 3 MBA 623 Financial Management... 3 Block E MBA 624 International Finance... 3 MBA 690 Strategic Management... 3 TOTAL Credits
40 40 Graduate School Christian Studies Master of Arts The Master of Arts in Christian Studies prepares students to: Examine the historical, theological and spiritual distinctives of the Christian and Missionary Alliance movement with a special emphasis on sanctification and healing Demonstrate knowledge of Christian Theology through a study of scripture and church history in order to prepare for ministry Investigate, analyze and demonstrate an understanding of cultural settings in a postmodern America and diverse overseas settings Demonstrate knowledge of significant themes and issues presently impacting missions Required Courses Two-Year Program Plan I. Core Phase Credits CST 522 Alliance Distinctives* CST 523 Christian Theology* CST 524 History of the Church GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 503 Leadership and Culture INT 551 Contemporary Issues in Missions* MIN 530 Foundations of Church Planting II. Elective Track Credits CST Theology Elective CST Philosophy Elective CST Old Testament Elective CST New Testament Elective General Elective TOTAL Credits * Courses contain the consecration/ordination requirements of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Block A (Fall Semester) GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership CST 524 History of the Church CST 522 Alliance Distinctives Block B (Spring Semester) MIN 530 Foundations of Church Planting CST 523 Christian Theology Elective Block C (Fall Semester) CST 525 Topics in Philosophy GRD 503 Leadership and Culture INT 551 Contemporary Issues in Missions Block D (Spring Semester) CST 528 Jesus and Apologetics CST 527 Interpreting OT Narratives CST 526 Practical Christian Theology Block Sequence: Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D Students starting in the Spring: D, A, B, C
41 Graduate School 41 International Leadership Studies Master of Arts The Master of Arts in International Leadership Studies is designed to: Prepare students for cross-cultural ministry under missionary sending agencies and denominations, such as The Christian and Missionary Alliance Facilitate a comprehension of culture in general Promote an understanding of the interplay among culture, gospel, and ministry Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Master of Arts in International Leadership Studies with the Church Development concentration requires twelve undergraduate semester credits of biblical and theological studies. Required Courses for the International Leadership Studies Program I. Core Phase Credits GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 502X Strategic Planning GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research 3 GRD 504 Organizational Communication II. Research Core Credits GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods GRD 520 Research Design Or GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation III. Concentration Options Church Development Concentration Credits INT 551 Contemporary Issues in Missions INT 552 Intercultural Team Building INT 553 World Church Growth Principles and Strategies INT 554 Intercultural Communication Elective (consult with advisor) Community Development Concentration Credits INT 552 Intercultural Team Building INT 554 Intercultural Communication INT 570 Foundations in Principles of Holistic Ministry.. 3 INT 571 Methods of Community Organizing and Community Development INT 572 Contemporary Issues in Community Development International Education Concentration Credits EDU 630 Managing Diverse Classrooms INT 552 Intercultural Team Building INT 554 Intercultural Communication INT 555 Understanding the Third Culture Kid INT 556 Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning TOTAL Credits
42 42 Graduate School Two-Year Program Plan for the International Leadership Studies Program REQUIRED FOR ALL CONCENTRATIONS Block A (Fall Semester) GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research... 3 GRD 502X Strategic Planning Block B (Spring Semester) GRD 504 Organizational Communication GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods.. 3 GRD 520 Research Design Or GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation CHURCH DEVELOPMENT Block C (Fall Semester) GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation.. 3 INT 554 Intercultural Communication INT 551 Contemporary Issues in Missions Block D (Spring Semester) Elective INT 552 Intercultural Team Building INT 553 World Church Growth Principles and Strategies. 3 INT 571 Block D (Spring Semester) Methods of Community Organizing and Community Development INT 570 Foundations in Principles of Holistic Ministry.. 3 INT 552 Intercultural Team Building INT 572 Contemporary Issues in Community Development INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR S Block C (Fall Semester) GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation.. 3 INT 554 Intercultural Communication INT 555 Understanding the Third Culture Kid Block D (Spring Semester) EDU 630 Managing Diverse Classrooms INT 552 Intercultural Team Building INT 556 Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning Block Sequence: Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D Students starting in the Spring: D, A, B, C COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Block C (Fall Semester) GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation.. 3 INT 554 Intercultural Communication
43 Graduate School 43 Ministry Leadership Master of Arts The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership is designed to: Prepare men and women for leadership positions in local churches and church-related ministries Equip church leaders to study and engage a changing culture with the good news of Jesus Christ Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership requires twelve undergraduate semester credits of biblical and theological studies. Two-Year Program Plan Required Courses I. Core Phase Credits GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 502X Strategic Planning GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research GRD 504 Organizational Communication II. Research Core Credits GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods GRD 520 Research Design Or GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation III. Concentration Credits MIN 551 The Biblical Communicator MIN 552 Facilitating Spiritual Formation MIN 553 Outreach Oriented Leader Electives (consult with advisor) TOTAL Credits Block A (Fall Semester) GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research.. 3 GRD 502X Strategic Planning Block B (Spring Semester) GRD 504 Organizational Communication GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research.. 3 GRD 520 Research Design Or GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation Block C (Fall Semester) GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation MIN 551 The Biblical Communicator MIN 552 Facilitating Spiritual Formation Block D (Spring Semester) Elective MIN 553 Outreach Oriented Leader Elective Block Sequence: Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D Students starting in the Spring: D, A, B, C
44 44 Graduate School Organizational Leadership Master of Arts The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is designed to: Integrate knowledge and skills within the context of management and leadership Prepare leaders to meet the challenges of a changing administrative environment Promote leadership styles that will produce effective organizations Facilitate learning that will allow students to develop an understanding of the needs for leadership in different types of organizations Two-Year Program Plan Required Courses I. Core Phase Credits GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 502X Strategic Planning GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research.. 3 GRD 504 Organizational Communication II. Research Core Credits GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods.. 3 GRD 520 Research Design Or GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation... 3 III. Concentration Credits ORG 551 Foundations of Organization Theory ORG 552X Organizational Behavior ORG 553X Organizational Development ORG 554 Ethical Leadership Elective (consult with advisor) TOTAL Credits Block A (Fall Semester) GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research.. 3 GRD 502X Strategic Planning Block B (Spring Semester) GRD 504 Organizational Communication GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research.. 3 GRD 520 Research Design Or GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation Block C (Fall Semester) GRD 540 Integrated Research Study Or GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation... 3 ORG 552X Organizational Behavior ORG 553X Organizational Development Block D (Spring Semester) ORG 554X Ethical Leadership ORG 551 Foundations of Organization Theory Elective Block Sequence: Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D Students starting in the Spring: D, A, B, C
45 Graduate School 45 Christian Studies Emphasis The emphasis may be added to any leadership degree track except the Christian Studies major. To add the emphasis, a student must earn a total of credits in the master track. Thirty-three to thirty-six credits will be completed in the major area of study and the remaining nine will be chosen from the emphasis track. Transfer work will not be applied to the emphasis. Choose three of the following courses: CST 523 Christian Theology CST 524 History of the Church CST 5XX Old Testament Elective CST 5XX New Testament Elective TOTAL Credits
46 46 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions study. In addition, the relevance of the text will be explored for personal growth, teaching, and preaching. Prerequisite: BIB/HIS 135X, BIB/HIS 136X, FND 370 or FND 374 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions ACC ACCOUNTING ACC 228 Principles of Accounting I An introductory course designed to acquaint students with the principles of accounting theory, emphasizing the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation. ACC 229 Principles of Accounting II A continuation of the introductory course in accounting with additional emphasis upon accounting techniques and their role in decision-making. Prerequisite: ACC 228 BIB 134 Methods of Bible Study BIB BIBLE The aim of this study is to give the student practical experience in personal Bible study. Different methodologies are used in a discovery process with emphasis on inductive Bible study. A biblical book is used for demonstrating these methods. BIB 135X Old Testament History A study of the historical background and general content of the Old Testament books with a view to giving the student an overall perspective of the message of the Old Testament in the light of its contemporary setting. (Also HIS 135X) BIB 136X New Testament History A study of the historical background and general content of the New Testament books with a view to giving the student an overall perspective of the message of the New Testament in the light of its contemporary setting. (Also HIS 136X) BIB 233 Gospel of John The fourth Gospel will be examined as to its background, teaching, and theological themes, and will be compared with the synoptic Gospels. A variety of methodologies will be used in the exploration of John, with an emphasis upon inductive Bible BIB 342X Biblical Perspectives of Worship Prerequisites: ACC 228 and ACC 229 Course Descriptions This course is a study of the biblcal, theological, historical and philosophical aspects of Christian corporate worship. A wide spectrum of Christian traditions will be studied, as well as the relationship of personal to corporate worship. The individual elements of the worship service, including music, will be studied in light of the above aspects. (Also MUS 342X) Prerequisite: BIB/HIS 135X, BIB/HIS 136X, FND 370 or FND 374 BIB 347 Acts/Pastoral Epistles This course is an examination of the expansion and problems of the early church through a chapter-by-chapter study of Acts, Titus, and I and II Timothy, as well as a study of the internal and external threats to the church and the emergence of a strengthened leadership to meet the challenge. Prerequisite: BIB/HIS 136X BUS BUSINESS BUS 130 Concepts of Personal Finance A practical study of what Scripture says about financial stewardship, tithing, giving, investing, and the use of debt. Students will develop personal budgets and financial goals. Discussion will also include the use of various types of credit and insurance. BUS 350 Principles of Marketing An introductory course intended to provide a basic understanding of what mar keting is and how it is used in the business environment. BUS 354 Management Principles Analysis of the five components of management: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling as applied in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. BUS 421 Business Law A study course designed specifically to acquaint students with sales, contract, and business organization law. BUS 422 Financial Management A course addressing the need of sound financial management within business. Areas of study include: time value of money, cash flow analysis, financial plan ning, risk, and capital budgeting.
47 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions 47 BUS 450 Strategy and Policy The purpose of this course is to integrate organizational strategy with functional policy and operation design through analysis of management structure. The intent is to analyze the process of transforming planning strategy into manage rial action through theory and case analysis. BUS 454 Business Research Methods This course is the final class students will take in the business program and has been designed to prepare them for completing research assignments in the marketplace or in graduate school. The material presented will assist students in developing knowledge of business research methods, suitable for workplace application, to enable solutions and recommendations founded on legitimate and efficient data and information. CED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CED 232 Methods of Discipling Youth A study of the nature and needs of youth in early, middle and later adolescence. Methods of teaching, counseling, and program building for age levels are studied. CED 336 Dynamics of Small Groups Integrates biblical directives with small group dynamics, emphasizing ministry within a relational model of the group. This course aims to develop skills and attributes for both leadership and participation. Students will participate in a small group process throughout the course. CED 450 Philosophy of Christian Education This course surveys the philosophies and philosophic issues relevant to Christian education and discusses the integration of a comprehensive biblical worldview into the classroom. Attention is given to the writing of a clearly articulated statement of Christian education philosophy. CM CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CHM 300 Spiritual and Personal Formation This course focuses on the spiritual development of the individual, especially reading from the modern classics in spiritual formation. Biblical principles and spiritual disciplines that govern the character and conduct of Christians will be addressed. The course also considers issues of personal formation. CM 350 Biblical and Historical Foundations for Ministry The nature of ministry is studied from both the biblical and historical perspectives as a basis for understanding the role of the church leader today. Study includes an in-depth exploration of the call to ministry, the minister s character and identity, spiritual formation, and philosophy of ministry. CM 358 Making of the Modern Mind In this course, students gain an understanding of philosophical concepts, including Christian thought, beginning with the Greeks through Augustine, and concluding with the significant philosophical systems of the western world. Included is an evaluation of these systems relative to personal faith and values and the development of a personal statement of philosophy. CM 376 Theology of Evangelism Development of a biblical theology of evangelism, including the place of God and His Word in evangelism, the gift of and the call to evangelism, biblical considerations of components of personal evangelism and the importance of proper followup through a careful study of the Scriptures. Includes field experience and Scripture memorization. CM 380 Public Speaking in Ministry Survey of the biblical, homiletical, historical, and communicative foundations of public communication in the ministry. Considers situation and audience as components of communication. Development and delivery of messages for public speaking in a Christian context. CM 430 Ministry Internship 6 Credits Student enters into a mentoring relationship with a qualified mentor and arranges to participate in 3 to 5 hours of ministry each week. Current ministry locations may be used for the student s internship site. Students will submit monthly internship logs. Those students with at least three years ministry experience will complete a ministry project. Students with less than three years ministry experience may also choose to complete a ministry project during the internship. The internship will begin in August and will conclude the following semester. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.) CM 450 Human Diversity Study of the various applications of ministry among people who are different from one another. Applies models of the intercultural person to multicultural and intergenerational relationships. CM 480 Nurture and Discipleship Study of the nature of spiritual formation and discipleship. Development of models for ministries to a selected group (families, youth, children, singles, etc.) based on the needs of that particular group and principles of effective guidance for that group.
48 48 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions CM 482 Educational Ministry Study of the process of teaching and learning as it relates to using the Bible to bring about life changes. Included is an overview of the program of Christian Education as it is found in the local church. CM 484 Counseling for Ministers and Church Leaders Designed to provide a basis for counseling by ministers and other church leaders. Various counseling styles and methods are considered and related to typical situations faced in church ministry. Counseling ethics, referral, and the integration of counseling with other forms of pastoral staff care are emphasized (e.g. premarital, personal/family crisis, guidance, grief, death, and dying). COM 133 Speech COM COMMUNICATION This course provides the student with an introduction to the theory of the communication process. Topics include analyzing a target audience, organizing material, preparing an effective method of delivery, and developing informative and persuasive speeches. Each student will deliver speeches that are video taped and evaluated. COM 310 Persuasive Communication Focuses on the dual responsibilities of creation and reception in persuasive messages. Theoretical considerations include credibility, proofs and argumentation. Practical applications will highlight personal influence, public campaigns and media techniques. COM 315 Media and Culture An in-depth exploration of how the media of mass communication both reflect and influence our culture. The relationship between our environment, our social interaction and various communication channels will be examined. Students will be challenged with the task of using communication forms to transform popular culture rather than being uncritically transformed by it. COM 456 Group and Organizational Communication Acknowledges research and theories which account for the communication process in complex planned, deliberately structured, goal directed, and culturally unique social systems. Questions relevant to the role of communication in defining organizational structures and in the achievement of personal and organizational goals are explored. ECO ECONOMICS ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics An introductory course in the fundamental principles regarding production, distribution, consumption, and exchange of wealth dealing specifically with macroeconomics. Consideration is given to national income, money and banking, including the role of government with respect to fiscal and monetary policies. Biblical principles and ethical implications will be addressed. ECO 332 Principles of Microeconomics The continuation of ECO 331 dealing specifically with the study of microeconomics. Biblical principles and ethical implications will be addressed. ENG 131 English Composition ENG ENGLISH This course emphasizes the fundamentals of effective writing in the context of the elements of rhetoric: writer, audience, and purpose. Students write narrative, informative, and persuasive compositions and a documented research paper. ENG 132 Writing and Literature Continued instruction and practice in writing and the writing process are the focal points of this course, with emphasis on critical analysis of literary genres. Prerequisite: ENG 131 ENG 233 American Literature An overview of non-dramatic literature of the United States, showing its development from colonial times to the present. Students also work individually and collaboratively to explore topics, works, and authors representing multi-cultural voices in the changing canon of American literature. ENG 240 Adolescent Literature A study of a broad range of literature for pre-adolescents and young adults from middle school through high school age. This course places emphasis on book selection that considers developmental needs and interests, Christian values, and universal themes, as well as understanding established criteria for Newbery and other literary awards. Attention is given to exploring methods of using literature in teaching. Prerequisites: ENG 131 and ENG 132
49 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions 49 ENG 332 Christian Classics This is an overview of some of the most outstanding Christian literary works ranging from St. Augustine to C.S. Lewis. In a close study of Christian spiritual writings, the course demonstrates an effective integration of Christian faith and learning in literature. ENG 337 Intercultural Communication Concepts In every encounter between persons of different cultures, verbal and nonverbal factors facilitate or impede effective communication. With a focus on observing, describing, and interpreting these factors, this course is designed for students who plan to minister in sub-cultures within North America as well as for those who plan a career in foreign missions. FAR FINE ARTS FAR 155 Art and Creative Development An interactive look at the normative stages of art-making and the appreciation of artwork across the life span. Emphasis is on assessing the physical, intellectual, and psychological aspects of the creative process and product. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with aesthetic and developmental frameworks for the visual language and to illustrate its use as a vital means of personal and mass communication. FAR 160 Art Appreciation An introductory study of art appreciation that examines significant art and artists associated with major art movements with a special emphasis on historic and contemporary art reflecting Christian beliefs. Content and knowledge emerge from the study of the elements and principles of art to acquire a vocabulary and understanding of the meaning and purpose of visual imagery and an overview of the development of art throughout history to the present. FND BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FND 360 Concepts of Servant Leadership Study the concepts of leadership in the context of Scriptures. Biblical foundation utilized to bring about the integration of models of excellence in Christian faith with modern concepts of leadership. FND 370 Interpretation of the Old Testament Biblical interpretation of Old Testament literature with a view toward applying the teaching in contemporary ministry contexts. FND 374 Jesus and the Gospels Exploration of the synoptic gospels utilizing the appropriate procedures of biblical interpretation. Emphasis placed upon the process of translating the life, ministry and teaching of Jesus into relevant ministry settings. FND 474 Current Issues in Theology This course is a study of doctrines that are currently debated among evangelicals. Building upon the basic themes of Christian Doctrine, students will wrestle with multiple perspectives and begin to draw conclusions for their own life and ministry. FND 476 Interpreting Romans A historical and exegetical study of Paul s epistle to the Romans with exposition and application of the book s leading themes and as a model for the interpretation and study of other Pauline literature. HIS HISTORY HIS 135X Old Testament History A study of the historical background and general content of the Old Testament books with a view to giving the student an overall perspective of the message of the Old Testament in the light of its contemporary setting. (Also BIB 135X. Cannot fulfill Social Science or Humanities elective.) HIS 136X New Testament History A study of the historical background and general content of the New Testament books with a view to giving the student an overall perspective of the message of the New Testament in the light of its contemporary setting. (Also BIB 136X. Cannot fulfill Social Science or Humanities elective.) HIS 150 Topics in World Civilization I This course is an introductory course on selected topics in the history of major world civilizations that have shaped the foundations of mankind; from the earliest records of humankind through approximately 1500 AD. It is designed to familiarize students with the political, social, economical, religious, and intellectual histories of the world. HIS 251 American Government This course examines the politics and processes of American government at the national, state and local level: the constitutional foundations of American government; national institutions, chiefly the presidency, Congress and Supreme Court; and the political forces that shape American government, including elections, parties and interest groups.
50 50 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions HIS 252 Topics in US History The course will examine political, social, economic, and international dimensions of the history of the United States. It aims to stimulate both an analytical and a moral understanding of critical issues from the nation s past. HIS 332 Church History A study of church history from the Apostolic Church to the present. Topics considered will include the rise and growth of the early church, early theological controversies, the development and influence of the papacy, the schism between the Eastern and Western churches, the Reformation and the ensuing conflicts in Europe, religious factors in the colonization of the New World, the great revival movements, and modern Christianity. Special stress is laid upon the historical roots of present problems and issues facing the church. HIS 431X Alliance History and Distinctives The course examines the origins, growth and life of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in its historical and theological context. Special attention is paid to the denomination s founder, theological emphases, missionary outreach, and international character. (Also THE 431X) ICS INTERCULTURAL STUDIES ICS 131 Missions in Perspective An introduction to missiological concepts, principles and practice. Areas covered include the biblical basis of missions, mission history, missionary call and preparation, life and ministry issues faced in missions, and current issues and trends in cross-cultural ministries. IT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT 105 Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts 1 Credit A hands on introduction to the basic features of spreadsheet applications using Microsoft Excel. Topics demonstrated and practiced include how to create simple worksheets, format a worksheet, and create charts. IT 202 Introduction to Database Applications 1 Credit A hands-on introduction to the basic feature of database applications using Microsoft Access. Topics demonstrated and practiced include getting started with Access, setting up a new database, creating a form/modifying and manipulating data, displaying selected records, creating a report, and additional Access features. (PC with Microsoft Access required.) MAT MATHEMATICS MAT 130 Mathematics Survey A mathematics course designed for the liberal arts or general education purposes, including quantitative literacy and mathematics competency. The course consists of problem solving and mathematical modeling, including the topics of sets, logic, operations, percents, graph theory, probability and descriptive statistics. MAT 223 Statistical Concepts The basic concepts and techniques of statistical inference are introduced. Topics include frequency distribution, central tendency, probability, standardized distributions, and hypothesis testing. MAT 227 Conceptual Foundations of Mathematics This course explores the conceptual framework of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics. Mathematical thinking is developed and problem solving and decision-making strategies are emphasized. The course is designed to prepare students for licensure exams and to develop foundational principles needed for math literacy. MUS MUSIC MUS 342X Biblical Perspectives of Worship This course is a study of the biblcal, theological, historical and philosophical aspects of Christian corporate worship. A wide spectrum of Christian traditions will be studied, as well as the relationship of personal to corporate worship. The individual elements of the worship service, including music, will be studied in light of the above aspects. (Also BIB 342X) PED PHYSICAL EDUCATION PED 100 Lifetime Wellness This course focuses on the importance of wellness, from a spiritual base, and how individuals can achieve a state of wellness in their lives. Students are expected to engage in a program of regular physical activity during the semester. Contents include the health-related components of physical fitness, nutrition, and stress management. Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory grading. 1 Credit
51 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions 51 PSY 130 General Psychology PSY PSYCHOLOGY This course is an introduction to the discipline of psychology, including the principles, methods, vocabulary, and major theories in the study of human behavior. Applications of psychology for life and ministry will be examined. Biblical teaching will be brought to bear on the subject matter to enable the student to develop a Christian perspective of psychology. PSY 236 Developmental Psychology Human psychological development from birth to death is studied. Consideration is given to psychological, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and spiritual development and experiences. Prerequisite: PSY 130 PSY 240X Social Science Research Methods This course is the study of basic social science research methods, including experimental designs, observational studies, and surveys. Research design, research tools, data collection, analysis of data, and reporting of findings will be covered. Ethical issues in social research will be discussed. (Also SOC 240X) Prerequisites: PSY 130 or SOC 230; MAT 223/225 PSY 331 Personality Theories This course incorporates a study of the major theories of personality and their influence on psychology and culture. The theories will be addressed from the framework of Christian anthropology. The effects of each theorist s worldview, culture, and philosophical positions on his or her theory will be examined. A basic introduction to personality research and assessment will be included. Prerequisite: PSY 130 PSY 336 Abnormal Psychology The classification and description of mental disorders is introduced. Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the most common mental disorders are discussed. Spiritual issues relating to psychopathology and mental health will be introduced. Prerequisite: PSY 130 PSY 338 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy An introduction or survey of the major schools of thought and approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, including theoretical principles, techniques, and applications. Prerequisite: PSY 130 PSY 342 Methods of Counseling Designed to teach interviewing and basic counseling skills, this course is practice-oriented. The application of counseling theory and interpersonal dynamics to the counseling process will be explained. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills which will enable the student to establish, guide the session, and define the nature of the problem and goals for change, while monitoring the essential components of the counseling relationship. Prerequisite: PSY 338 PSY 360 Diversity Issues in Counseling This course will discuss the following topics: oppression, cultural and ethnic diversity, sexual relationships, gender roles, and violence issues. These will be analyzed from a Christian perspective. Prerequisite: PSY 338 PSY 431X Social Psychology Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. The course examines key theoretical approaches in the field with emphasis upon their application for people relating together in various contexts. (Also SOC 431X) Prerequisite: PSY 130 PSY 433 Group Dynamics Designed to give the student an opportunity to understand group development, process, and dynamics, and to gain the skills necessary to lead a counseling group. The development of interpersonal group related skills is emphasized. Obstacles to group development, as well as pitfalls, ethical issues, and boundary issues involved in group counseling will be discussed. Each student is expected to attend and/or participate in a therapy or support group of some kind. Prerequisite: PSY 338 and PSY 342 PSY 442 Marriage and Family Counseling This course provides an overview of key theories in marital and family therapy, along with an introduction to techniques used in marital and family counseling. Students will develop an integrationist approach to marriage and family counseling. Prerequisite: PSY 330 or PSY 338 PSY 446 Crisis Intervention An introduction to the theory of crisis intervention, with emphasis on short-term crisis interviewing and counseling. Course content covers crisis intervention models, some advanced interviewing techniques, and assessment strategies for depression and suicide, sexual and physical abuse,
52 52 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions substance abuse, trauma, and abortion. Each student is expected to participate in an applied learning experience in a crisis agency of some kind. Prerequisite: PSY 338 and PSY 342 SCI 131 Foundations of Biology SCI SCIENCE 4 Credits This course is designed to give insight, appreciation, and understanding of the plant and animal world. Major concepts covered include cellular biology, biochemistry, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics, and embryology. Includes lab requirement. SCI 205 Ecology Online An online course designed to create awareness and understanding of the relationship of living things to their environment. Each student should not only gain a greater appreciation of God s creation but should also better understand his or her role in God s creation. Includes lab requirement. SCI 4004 Black Hills Ecology 4 Credits 4 Credits This course is a study of ecosystems taken on location in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of ecology through participation in various research projects and biological surveys. Attention is given to the significance of human impact on ecosystems and the role of human stewardship in ecosystem management. Offered on demand. Includes lab requirement. Fee. SOC SOCIOLOGY SOC 101 Strategies for College Success 2 Credits This course is designed to provide information that is foundational to college academic success and personal, social, and spiritual growth. Topics are focused in four areas: college-level academic skills, life management skills, relationship issues, and personal spiritual development. SOC 230 Sociology This is a survey course of the basic concepts in the sociological study of society, culture, the self, social organizations, the range of associational life, and social process. SOC 235 Human Relations This course includes the development of a positive selfconcept to promote effective interpersonal relations, as well as recognizing and changing attitudes toward persons of different cultural and minority groups and lifestyles. SOC 240X Social Science Research Methods This course is the study of basic social science research methods, including experimental designs, observational studies, and surveys. Research design, research tools, data collection, analysis of data, and reporting of findings will be covered. Ethical issues in social research will be discussed. (Also PSY 240X) Prerequisites: PSY 130 or SOC 230, MAT 223 SOC 325 Parent/Child Relationships This course examines the family as a social/cultural unit with emphasis on parental interaction in relationship to the developing child. Focus will be on multidisciplinary theories of family dynamics across the life span. Consideration will be given to societal influences, various family structures and roles, collaborative school relationships, abuse and neglect, and the effects of culture and ethnicity on parent-child relationships. Biblical principles related to parenting are examined during class. SOC 431X Social Psychology Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. The course examines key theoretical approaches in the field with emphasis upon their application for people relating together in various contexts. (Also PSY 431X) Prerequisite: PSY 130 SOC 434 Marriage and the Family The structure and dynamics of marriage and the family are studied. The course will examine the family as a social institution and the processes of dating, engagement, marriage, child rearing, aging, divorce, and remarriage. Biblical teaching will be brought to bear on the subject to enable the student to develop a Christian perspective on marriage and the family. THE 231 Christian Doctrine THE THEOLOGY Major doctrines of Christianity are examined. Students will be challenged to correlate revelation found in scripture about God, the need for human redemption, and God s provision in Christ with their own spiritual life and conduct. Credit is not applicable to all programs. Prerequisite: BIB/HIS 135X, BIB/HIS 136X or FND 370
53 School of Online Studies Course Descriptions 53 THE 431X Alliance History and Distinctives The course examines the origins, growth and life of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in its historical and theological context. Special attention is paid to the denomination s founder, theological emphases, missionary outreach, and international character. (Also HIS 431X) Prerequisite: One course in theology or consent of the instructor
54 54 Graduate School Course Descriptions Graduate School Course Descriptions CST CHRISTIAN STUDIES CST 522 Alliance Distinctives The course examines the historical, theological, and spiritual distinctives of The Christian and Missionary Alliance movement. Ordination/Consecration work is embedded in this course for the C&MA with a special emphasis on sanctification and healing. CST 523 Christian Theology This course will approach Christian Theology through a study of scripture and church history in order to prepare the student for ministry. Ordination/Consecration work is embedded in this course for the C&MA with a special emphasis on ecclesiology and eschatology. CST 524 History of the Church This course presents an overview of the church s history from the apostolic age to the present, focusing on key preachers and leaders, as well as missions and renewal movements over the past two thousand years. Students will explore the development of Christian doctrine, key spiritual leaders and themes of spiritual formation, as well as lessons of leadership that can be applied today. Students will also investigate the emergence of the Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant branches of the Church, studying both the commonality and differences among these branches. CST 525 Topics in Philosophy The course is a topical study of philosophy, focusing on the basic themes within the discipline, such as reality, God, epistemology, truth, mind/body, freedom/determinism, ethics. The course will be descriptive, yet taught by one convinced that the arguments for the Christian faith are sound. (Fulfills the philosophy elective) CST 526 Practical Christian Theology This course focuses on the practical application of our faith in several strategic areas. Students will seek to discover the dynamics that form convictions and behavior within their contextual setting. Their findings will play a role in devising strategies that seek to resolve a dilemma that has characterized God s people from the days of the prophets, to the time of Christ, to the present day. (Fulfills the theology elective) CST 527 Interpreting Old Testament Narratives A study of the methodology used in Hebrew narratives through a detailed examination of the David narrative in I and II Samuel with application to teaching and preaching. (Fulfills the Old Testament elective) CST 528 Jesus and Apologetics This is an apologetics class focusing specifically on the topic of Jesus and the Gospels. The class is intended help the student be better prepared to give an answer for the multitude of attacks on Jesus and the Gospels. (Fulfills the New Testament or philosophy elective) EDU EDUCATION EDU 630 Managing Diverse Classrooms Structuring of physical, social, and instructional environment to maximize learning in a diverse classroom is covered. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of both practice and reactive approaches to management with attention to culturally diverse settings. Behaviorist and constructivist approaches, inclusive education, and conflict resolution are components of this course. GRD GRADUATE STUDIES CORE GRD 501 Spiritual Foundations for Leadership This course is a study in the personal and spiritual formation of the leader. Topics include character development, integrity, time management, issues of personal brokenness, relationships, prayer, scripture reading, as well as spiritual discernment and warfare. Some discussion will be given to being mentored and mentoring others. GRD 502X Strategic Planning This course studies the leader s role in strategic planning. Attention is given to developing vision and values, program development, allocating resources, and assessing effectiveness for improvement. (Also MBA 502X) GRD 503 Leadership and Culture This course is designed to equip the leader to understand, assess, and lead in a wide variety of cultural contexts including
55 Graduate School Course Descriptions 55 rural, suburban, and urban worlds, as well as complex crossgenerational and ethnic settings. GRD 504 Organizational Communication This course is an introduction to the theories and practice of organizational communication with an emphasis on the themes of communication, empowerment, and technology and their impact on organizations. GRD 505 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods This course is designed to introduce students to how to s and wherefores of social science research. Most of the class will be centered on the four most basic approaches to social research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. The class is designed to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, while suggesting that the approaches are complementary rather than mutually exclusive. This overall approach integrates data collection and interpretation so as to ensure a cohesive research plan. GRD 508 Transformational Leadership This course provides students the opportunity for integrative reflection on the biblical foundations, contemporary research, and historical and contemporary practice of transformational, serving leadership. Special emphasis will be placed on developing leaders through effective followership. GRD 511 Academic Writing for Evaluation and Research This course will equip students to construct well-developed and grammatically sound papers appropriate for academic assignments, evaluation reports, and research studies. Students will summarize and evaluate literature, discuss multiple perspectives, appeal to logic and reasoning, integrate primary and secondary sources in their arguments, and revise writing to produce a clear, concise style appropriate to the audience. The course will also emphasize learning and applying APA guidelines to writing projects. GRD 520 Research Design This course offers a step-by-step process for conducting research in preparation for the integrated research project. Content includes reviewing the literature; developing the research problem/questions; hypothesis testing; selecting the appropriate research design; and the interpretation and reporting of the results. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs will be compared. Prerequisite: GRD 505 GRD 521 Program Planning and Evaluation This course provides an overview of evaluation models and the theory and techniques of conducting program evaluations. Content includes measuring variables, reporting evaluation findings, using the results, and the relationships among policy, planning and evaluation. Prerequisites: GRD 505 GRD 540 Integrated Research Study This capstone course is an integration of previous course work and personal research. Students work with advisors to conduct an integrated research study that will enhance an area of interest and contribute to existing research in the field. (Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading only.) Prerequisite: GRD 505, GRD 520 GRD 541 Supervised Practicum in Program Evaluation This capstone course requires supervised work on a project approved by an advisor. The required research paper/ evaluation report must demonstrate a student s ability to perform independent work and show evidence of professionallevel writing skills. (Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading only.) Prerequisite: GRD 505, GRD 521 INT INTERNATIONAL STUDIES INT 551 Contemporary Issues in Missions This course examines contemporary issues presently impacting missions, such as cross-cultural leadership development, partnership with other agencies, missionary transitions and redeployment, stress in the missions context, dependency, and other themes pertinent to missions in the 21st Century. C&MA ordination/consecration work is embedded in this course with a special emphasis on soteriology and missiology. INT 552 Intercultural Team Building In this course, students will study the various components that the intercultural worker will encounter in a team context. Emphasis is placed upon understanding major worldview themes that result in diversity among cultural groups, biblical role of teams, team dynamics and the resolution of conflict in intercultural settings. INT 553 World Church Growth Principles and Strategies In this course students will examine biblical and cultural principles that facilitate the growth of the church around the globe. Strategies will be shared for impacting responsive and resistant populations of the world for Christ. Attention will be given to the growth of the church in selected people
56 56 Graduate School Course Descriptions groups and some of the methodologies used in the growth of responsive churches. INT 554 Intercultural Communication In every encounter between persons of different cultures, verbal and nonverbal factors facilitate or impede effective communication. This course focuses on observing, describing and interpreting these factors, analyzing worldview themes, forming skills in ethnographic research and understanding stereotypes and prejudice. The course is designed for students who plan to minister in subcultures within North America as well as those who plan a career in an intercultural setting. INT 555 Understanding the Third Culture Kid This course will examine the TCK profile. Students will discuss how to develop and release the potential of TCKs. The transitional experience and challenges faced by TCKs will also be covered in this course. INT 556 Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning In this course students will develop an awareness of ones own ideas, values, and expectations in education. Different countries and cultures approaches to learning will be discussed. Students will understand how different worldviews influence learning methods. This course will examine issues related to teaching bilingual students and discuss effective instructional approaches for linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. INT 570 Foundations in Principles of Holistic Ministry This course lays the foundation for understanding the appropriate goals and strategies for churches and Christian ministries working in low-income communities. It is an orientation course that discusses the question of poverty, proposes a Biblical framework for understanding poverty and holistic development, and examines the role of the local church in the economic empowerment of poor people. INT 571 Methods of Community Organizing and Community Development This course examines the process of building community relationships and helping communities analyze their context, identify priorities and develop a plan of action for addressing key issues. The use of participatory community surveys, focus group discussions, project proposal writing, monitoring, budgeting, and sustainability will be discussed. Learning how to apply principles of servant leadership and demonstrate a Christian witness throughout the process is emphasized in this course. INT 572 Contemporary Issues in Community Development This course examines contemporary issues presently impacting international community development. The following topics will be covered: the basic principles and practices in micro finance (MF) and micro enterprise development (MED), partnerships and collaboration, business as missions, and other themes pertinent to international community development. MBA 502X Strategic Planning MBA This course studies the leader s role in strategic planning. Attention is given to developing vision and values, program development, allocating resources, and assessing effectiveness for improvement through the use of case studies. (Also GRD 502X) MBA 520 Managerial Accounting This course presents a review of financial accounting techniques and an in-depth examination of the uses of accounting information from a management perspective. Students examine the preparation and analysis of financial reports for control, costing, methods, and systems of planning and control and capital budgeting techniques and methodologies. Emphasis is placed on the use of computerized tools in the preparation and analysis of accounting reports. Prerequisite: 3 credit undergraduate accounting class MBA 521 Applied Business Statistics This course covers applications of statistical concepts for advanced work in the functional areas of business administration, including descriptive statistics, probability and its distributions, sampling, correlation, and estimation. Emphasis is on the use of computer applications, including Microsoft Excel and other statistical software. MBA 530 Business Law and Ethics This course provides an understanding of the legal framework of business. Topics include elements of legal contracts, proof, liability, negligence, discharge, breach, and termination; statutes of fraud and limitations, principal-agent relationships, intellectual property and cyber law, consumer protection and product liability, nature of partnerships and essentials of partnership agreements and formation and organization of corporations. The concept of ethics and proper business conduct will be emphasized throughout the course. MBA 532 Information Technology Management This course provides the essential tools needed for the effective management of information technology and examines the critical role of technology as a strategic resource to enable management to achieve organizational objectives. Covering technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, this course builds
57 Graduate School Course Descriptions 57 a basic understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation, management decision-making, and strategic advantage, and the ethical use and ethical management of technology. MBA 552X Organizational Behavior Students will study the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Major theoretical positions and research findings are examined with an emphasis on the implications for organizational design and management practice. (Also ORG 552X) MBA 553X Organizational Development This course focuses on the application of behavior science theory and research to the theory and practice of organizational change. Emphasis will be placed upon the management of change and the resistance to change at individual and group levels. (Also ORG 553X) MBA 620 Marketing Management 3 Credits This course applies marketing management techniques utilized in today s marketplace. Focus is on the challenges of marketing to individuals in a climate of increasing information, internet channels, and multiple buyer options. Includes discussion of global issues that face marketers, including privacy, security, and marketing. MBA 621 Managerial Economics This course is a detailed study of how economic principles affect the internal and external organizational environment. Market structure and alternative forms of organizational architecture are explored. The roles of bounded rationality and transaction costs in determining organizational effectiveness are examined. MBA 622 Operations Management This course conveys to students both the fundamentals of operations and the understanding that the link between operations and firm performance is a crucial source of competitive advantage. Managing the underlying processes by which firms create and deliver value is at the heart of the operations function in every line of business, and this course focuses on how to do this well. Prerequisite: MBA 521 MBA 623 Financial Management This corporate finance course focuses on corporate policy and the tactics that increase the value of the corporation. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, risk and return, discounted cash flow analysis, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and working capital management. Prerequisite: 3 credit undergraduate finance class MBA 624 International Finance This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to manage the complexities of financing exports, imports, and direct foreign investment. Primary topics include the nature or behavior of foreign exchange rates and managing the impact of exchange rates on short-term and long-term international business activities and performance objectives. This course examines the impact of international financial reporting standards on corporate strategy. Prerequisite: MBA 623 MBA 690 Strategic Management This course is designed to integrate and summarize MBA course work and provide students with interrelated cases for study and analysis. In this course, graduate learners examine strategic processes that influence the direction of an organization and present an integrated case analysis as a final project. Prerequisites: all courses in the MBA sequence must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. MIN MINISTRY MIN 530 Foundations of Church Planting This course explores the biblical imperatives for church multiplication. It equips the student to investigate, analyze, and understand cultural settings in both contemporary and post modern America, as well as diverse overseas settings. This understanding is then applied to the construction of appropriate church planting strategies. Emphasis will be placed on devising strategy for church planting movements where churches continually plant churches. MIN 551 The Biblical Communicator Through this course students will develop their skills in interpreting Scripture and in communicating biblical truth oneon-one, in small groups/teams and in large groups. Attention will be given to the historical, grammatical and literary study of biblical passages in their contexts and to the unique communication skills required for connecting one-on-one, with a small group and in large groups. MIN 552 Facilitating Spiritual Formation Through this course students will identify their place on the spiritual journey and develop skills to help people grow spiritually. Attention will be given to the divine dynamic of spiritual formation, to models of spiritual formation, to spiritual disciplines, and to tools for directing others in spiritual formation via one-on-one mentoring, small groups, and/or establishing a spiritual growth program.
58 58 Graduate School Course Descriptions MIN 553 Outreach Oriented Leader Through this course students will develop some of the necessary skills for establishing an outreach-oriented ministry, for transitioning a ministry to be outreach oriented and for perpetuating an outreach oriented ministry. Attention will be given to the biblical basis for personal, local and global outreach, entrepreneurial leadership, transformational leadership and contextualized outreach. ORG 555 Organizational Administration This course covers critical organizational leadership issues such as creating a mission statement, charting the vision and course, forecasting and evaluating progress to date, financial analysis, controlling resources and risk, and project management. MIN 554 Managing Change and Conflict Through this course students will examine the role of the pastor as an agent of change. Emphasis will be upon change and its impact upon the church. Topics will include conflict management/resolution, criticism, etc. In addition, the cultural and religious changes occurring within society and the role of the church in addressing them will be discussed. ORG ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP ORG 551 Foundations of Organization Theory Students will consider the foundational study of the major contemporary conceptual approaches to organizational structure, organizational culture, organizational change, and organizational processes. A case study approach will be used to demonstrate the application of abstract concepts of organizational theory to leadership practices. ORG 552X Organizational Behavior Students will study the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Major theoretical positions and research findings are examined with an emphasis on the implications for organizational design and management practice. (Also MBA 552X) ORG 553X Organizational Development This course focuses on the application of behavior science theory and research to the theory and practice of organizational change. Emphasis will be placed upon the management of change and the resistance to change at individual and group levels. (Also MBA 553X) ORG 554 Ethical Leadership This course examines from a Christian perspective basic ethical dilemmas and problems that have arisen in the practice of organizational leadership. The impact of ethics and values on leadership and organizational culture will be addressed.
60 60 Administration Administration CABINET OFFICERS RICHARD P. MANN, PH.D., President MICHAEL A. SOHM, M.DIV., Vice President of Student Development TBD, Vice President of Finance and Operations SCOTT H. MOATS, PH.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs MICHAEL I. PRICE, M.B.A., Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Services Administration WENDY G. EDGAR, B.S., Vice President of Advancement JAMES M. HUNTER, PH.D., Dean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT RICHARD P. MANN, PH.D., President SHIRLEY M. GRANLUND, B.A., Executive Assistant to the President ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION SCOTT H. MOATS, PH.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Undergraduate Studies JOSHUA R. DUNWOODY, M.A., Director of Athletics CHERYL A. FISK, M.A., Registrar, Director of Institutional Research DENNIS E. INGOLFSLAND, D.PHIL., Director of Library/Media Services FAWN E. MCCRACKEN, ED.D., Director of Academic Services THOMAS B. MCCRACKEN, EDS., Director of Learning Lab DONALD F. TALBERT, M.S., Director of Career Services and Academic Advising EMILY N. CANO, M.A., Director of Student Services ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATION WENDY G. EDGAR, B.S., Vice President of Advancement KAREN L. ROSE, M.A., Director of Advancement MICHAEL E. WOOD, M.A., Director of Alumni & Church Relations
61 Administration 61 ENROLLMENT AND MARKETING SERVICES ADMINISTRATION MICHAEL I. PRICE, M.B.A., Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Services SHANNON M. SCHAAF, B.A., Director of Financial Aid MAGDALENE M. UNGER, M.B.A, Director of Enrollment BRIAN M. WRIGHT, B.S., Director of Marketing and Media Relations FINANCE AND OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION TBD, Vice President of Finance and Human Resources AMY L. LUESSE, M.A., SPHR, Director of Human Resources RONALD L. STRAKA, B.A., Controller GARY A. THOMPSON, Senior Accountant KIMBERLY A. GEURTS, M.S., Compensation & Benefits Specialist JEFF A. AUNE, B.A., Senior Director of Information Technology BENJAMIN E. WAURMS, M.B.A., Director of Operations PERSONNEL EMILY N. CANO, M.A., Director of Student Services NATE R. ERICKSON, M.A., Senior Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist JOY A. HARDY, B.S., Student Services Manager DENISE R. HESKIN, B.A., Communication Manager JAMES M. HUNTER, PH.D., Dean of Crown Graduate School and Online Programs JULIE M. JOHNSON, M.A., Recruitment Manager KEVIN R. KLINGBIEL, B.S., Graduate Assistant FAWN E. MCCRACKEN, ED.D., Director of Academic Services LISA L. MODEC, B.A., Recruitment Manager JAMES B. NICHOLS, D.B.A, Business Chair Administration JOANN S. OLSON, PH.D., Arts and Sciences Chair RENEE A. ST. AUBIN, Academic Services Manager MENDY K. SMITH, B.A., Curriculum Coordinator KATHY M. SUTHERLAND, B.S., Academic Advisor MAGDALENE M. UNGER, M.B.A, Director of Enrollment TBD, Christian Ministry Chair TBD, Instructional Designer
62 62 Faculty Faculty ALLEN, WILLIAM. BS, MA--Pensacola Christian College; MFA-Academy of Art University ANDERSON, STEVE. BS--Minnesota State University, Mankato; MDiv, DMin--North American Baptist Seminary. ANSETH, JILL. BS--University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; MA--University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. BAKER, SHELLY. BS--Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls; MSM: Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs; PhD--North Central University. BEACH, ROSS. BS, MA, PhD-Michigan State University. BENSON, THOR. BS--Wheaton College; MEd--Bethel University; doctoral studies--university of MN. BETHKE-KALIHER, MICHELLE. BS--University of Wisconsin, Stout; MA--University of California, Riverside; Sixth-Year Program in Educational Administration/Leadership--St. Cloud State University; PhD--Capella University. BOCK, CYNDE. BS--Moorhead State University; MEd--University of Minnesota. Faculty BOUCHARD, DON. BS, MS--Montana State University, Billings; doctoral studies--university of MN. BOWMAN, PAUL. BA--Lee University; MA--University of Memphis. BUCKHEIT, TIM. BA--Washington College; MDiv-Columbia International University; doctoral studies- Biola University (Talbot School of Theology). BURAU, GRETCHEN. BS--Bradley University; MFA--Minneapolis College of Art and Design. CANO, EMILY. BS, MA--Crown College. CASAS, DAWN. BA, MEd--Roberts Wesleyan College; PhD--Regent University. CASTNER, DEBRA. BA, MAEd--University of Northern Iowa; EdD--Hamline University. CASTON, VERNON. BS--Nyack Missionary College; MA--Wheaton College; PhD--New York University. COOK, CRAIG. BA--Biola College; MDiv--Talbot Theological Seminary; PhD--Ateneo de Manila University. COOK, JENNIFER. BA, MA, PhD--Washington State University. COURTS, BARI. BA--Kenyon College; MBA-University of Cincinnati; PhD-Capella University. DIBERT, KEVIN. BS--Liberty University; MS--Nova Southeastern University. DIRKS, RANDY. BTH--Canadian Bible College; MDiv--Bethel Seminary; PhD--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. DYE, JEFF. BS--Crown College-- Christian Ministry; FCC Broadcast License Iowa Central Community College; MA--Adler Graduate School.
63 Faculty 63 DYKSTRA, AMY. BA--University of Colorado; BS, MS--University of Wyoming; doctoral studies--university of MN. EDGAR, SCOTT. BS--Calvary Bible College; MDiv--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD-- University of Wales; DMinEd--Fuller Theological Seminary. ENGLISH, WILLIAM. BS, MA--Slippery Rock University of PA; PhD--The Pennsylvania State University. EPLEY, SONDRA. BA--Western Kentucky University; MA--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MEd, PhD--Virginia Commonwealth University. ERICKSON, DEAN. BA--Crown College; MDiv--Denver Seminary; PhD Luther Seminary. ERICKSON, NATE. BA, MA-Crown College. FAST, CAROL. AA--Pensacola Jr. College; BA, MS--Florida State University. FERGUSON, MELISSA. BS-- Northwestern College; MA--University of St. Thomas. FISHER JR, LAMBERS. BA--University of Minnesota; MS & MDiv--Fuller Theological Seminary. FREY, DOUG. BA--St. Paul Bible College; BA--University of Minnesota; MA--Biola College; PhD--Alliant International University. FUHR, RICHARD (ALAN). BA--Appalachian Bible College; MA, MDiv--Liberty University; MA-- Multnomah University; PhD--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. GARSKI, SARA. BS--University of Wisconsin-Madison; MBA-Upper Iowa University; PhD- Capella Unversity. GEOFFRION, PHIL. BA--Wheaton College; MDiv--Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. GEURTS, KIM. BS-Crown College; MS-Liberty University; doctoral studies-northcentral University. Faculty GOODIER, RACHEL. BS, MA--Liberty University. GRAHAM, STEVE (HAROLD STEPHEN). BS--University of Phoenix; MBA--LeTourneau University; MEd--Dallas Baptist University. GRAINGER, JOHNNY. BA, MA--Pensacola Christian College; doctoral studies--trinity Theological Seminary. HAIMES, SARA. AS, BA-Crown College; MA, PhD Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology). HAMER, JO-AN. BA--Northwestern College; MA--University of Akron. HARDY, DON. BS--Sioux Falls College; MA--University of South Dakota; PhD--University of Minnesota.
64 64 Faculty HASNER, DIANE H. AA--College of San Mateo; BA--San Jose State University; MA--Oral Roberts University; Life Teaching Credential--Notre Dame de Namur University. HENDERSON, MELESSA. BA--University of Minnesota, Morris; Juris Doctor--William Mitchell College of Law. HOOVER, JUSTIN. BA--College of St Scholastica; MDiv--Bethel Seminary; Certificate of Ministry from The Bethlehem Institute. HUNSKOR, SHAWN. BRE--Prairie Bible Institute; BS-- Minot State University; MS--Winona State University. HUNTER, DANIELLE. BS--Spelman College; MS--Mercer University. HUNTER, JIM. BS--Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MA--Crown College; PhD--University of MN. HUTCHCRAFT, DALE. BA--Northwestern College; MA--Crown College; PhD-Regent University. INGOLFSLAND, DENNIS. BA--Calvary Bible College; MA--University of Missouri, Columbia; MA-- Fuller Theological Seminary; D.PHIL--Oxford Graduate School. JOHNSON, DAVID. BS--University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Master of Management-- Faculty Northwestern University; PhD--University of Minnesota. JOHNSON, JACQUELYN. BA, Bethel University. JOHNSON, JOHN S. BTH--Bible Missionary Institute; MA--Azusa Pacific University; PhD--Biola University. KEISLING, GARY. BA--Nyack College; MDiv--Asbury Theological Seminary; DMin--Fuller Theological Seminary. KORTHALS, LISA. BS--Wayne State College; MATS--Bethel Theological Seminary. KYARSGAARD, VICTORIA. BSN, MS--University of Minnesota. LAMBERTSON, MARK. BS--Nyack College; MA--Regent University. LAWSON, JEFF. BS--Taylor University; MA--Crown College. LOCKLEAR, DAWN. BA--St. Olaf College; MS--University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D-- Walden University. LOOMIS, GREG. BS--Clarion State College; MDiv, DMin--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. MACDONALD, MELISSA. BS--Crown College; MA--Simpson University (AW Tozer Seminary). MALLIN, BARRI. BA--Stephens College; MBA--Amberton University; PhD--Trinity Theological Seminary. MAYER, JOHN. AA--Normandale College; BA--University of Minnesota; MATS--Bethel Seminary; DMin--Bethel University. MCCRACKEN, FAWN. BA--Nyack College; MS--Palm Beach Atlantic; EdD--Regent University. MCCRACKEN, TOM. BS--Penn State University; MSEd--Indiana University of PA; doctoral studies-- Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
65 Faculty 65 MCROBERTS, KERRY. AS, BS--College of Great Falls; MA--Simon Greenleaf School of Law; Master of Christian Studies--Regent College; DMin--George Fox University. MILLS, MELISSA ANNE. BA--University of Wisconsin-River Falls; MA--University of St. Mary s; Special Education Licensure-University of St. Thomas. MOATS, SCOTT. BA--Kearney State College; MDIV--Alliance Theological Seminary; MA, MEd, PhD--University of Minnesota. MONSETH, NATHAN. BS--Northwestern College; MEd--Bethel College. MUNCH, HOLLY. BS--University of Wisconsin, River Falls; MS--Washington State University. NEHRING, DAVID. BA--Anderson College; MA, MA, PhD--Fuller Theological Seminary. NELSON, DAWN. BA--Southwest Minnesota State University; MA--Minnesota State University, Mankato. NEWBY, TERESA. BSN--University of Minnesota; MSN--University of Phoenix. NICHOLS, JAMES. BS--Iowa State University; MBA--University of Dallas (Braniff Graduate School); DBA-Anderson University. OLSON, JOANN. BS--Michigan State University; MA--Wheaton College; PhD--Penn State University. PARKINSON, DOUG. BS, MA--Crown College. PEARSON, DAVE. BA--University of Minnesota; MA--Central Baptist Theological Seminary. PERRY, TONY. AS--Penn Foster College; BS--Bluefield College; MBA--American Intercontinental University; PhD--Walden University. PETERSEN, PHIL. BA--Taylor University; MDiv, DMin--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. PETERSON, BETHANY. BA--University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; MA-Wheaton College; MFA- University of Wyoming; doctoral studies-university of Missouri. Faculty RISTAU, MARK. BA--Winona State University; Juris Doctorate-University of Minnesota. ROUSAR, ERIC. BS--Concordia College; MA--Western Seminary; PhD of Ministry--George Fox Seminary. SANKO, HANNA. Bachelor of Economics--National University of Kyiv-Moyla Academy (Ukraine); Master of Accounting & Audit-Kyiv Economic University (Ukraine). SAX, JOAN. BS--Moorhead State University; BS--North Dakota State University; MA-- Colorado Christian University. SECOR, CHRISTY. BS--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; RN License for MN from St. Cloud Technical College; MS--Indiana Wesleyan University. SMITH, DAVID. AA--Los Angeles Valley College; BRE--Canadian Bible College; MTh--Regis College; MDiv--Alliance Theological Seminary. SMITH, FRED. BS--Toccoa Falls Bible College; MA, PhD--Fuller Theological Seminary.
66 66 Faculty STINE, MICHAEL. BA--Ohio State University; MDiv, DMin--Ashland Theological Seminary. SUTTON, JON. BS--Crown College; MDiv--Liberty University. SWEENEY, RYAN. BS--University of Wisconsin, Stout; MBA--Regis University. TERRILL, GARY. BA--Central College; BA--Omaha Baptist Bible College; MS--University of Kansas; PhD--Pensacola Christian College. THORNBURG, BETH. BS--University of Mary Hardin, Baylor; MA--Crown College. TINDALL, LARRY. BS--Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MDiv--Calvary Baptist Seminary. TRUJILLO, MARC. AS--College of Eastern Utah; BA--Simpson College; MDiv--Alliance Theological Seminary; PhD-Luther Seminary. VAN DIXHORN, BRENDA. BA--Crown College; MA--California State University, Domiguez Hills; Certificate--California State University, Long Beach. WAGENER, CASSANDRA. BS--Concordia s Teacher College; MA--St. Mary s University. WANYONYI, SAMUEL. BA--Bethany College of Missions; MDiv, doctoral studies--bethel University. WARNER, SHAWNA. BA, MA--Bethel University. Faculty WIERSMA, KRYSTAL. BS, MS-William Woods University; MA-University of St. Thomas. WILLIAMS, BRETT. BA--Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MDiv, doctoral studies--central Seminary. WOOD, ANDY. BA--University of Mobile; MDiv-Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD- Regent University. WOOD, JANELLE. BA--St. Paul Bible College; MA--Crown College. WOOD, MIKE. BA--St. Paul Bible College; MA--North American Baptist Seminary.
68 68 Index Index Academic Advisors Academic Calendar... 3 & 74 Academic Integrity Academic Probation and Suspension Accreditation and Academic Recognition Accreditation and Affiliations ACSI Certification Courses Administration Admissions Council Admission Criteria... 4 Admission Procedures Admissions AP Exam Listing Appeals Policy Application Fee... 7 Assessment Associate Degree Programs Athletic Facilities Auditing Bachelor Degree Programs Bible Certificate Business Administration, B.S Business Administration, M.B.A Business Concentration, A.S Campus Safety Report Campus Store Career Services Christian Ministry, B.S Christian Ministry Concentration, A.S Christian Studies Emphasis Christian Studies, M.A Class Attendance CLEP Exam Listing Computer Lab Computer Requirements Conditional Status Consumer Information Disclosures Contact Information Costs for Counseling Services Course Descriptions Degree Students Disability Services Double Majors and Double Degrees Educational Plan Facilities and Services Faculty Faculty List Financial Aid Financial Aid Appeals Financial Aid Process Financial Information Food Services Full-Time Student Definition General Academic Information General Studies Concentration, A.A Grade Point Scale Grading Graduate Degree Programs Graduate Program Prerequisites Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Graduate School Graduation Honors Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements (Graduate) Grant Assistance Grievance Policy Guided Study
69 Appendix Index 69 Home-Educated Credit Incomplete Grades Index Institutional Aid International Leadership Studies, M.A International Students... 5 Late Fine... 8 Library Resources Mail Center Ministry Leadership, M.A Minor Residency Requirement Minors Mission Statement Netiquette Non-Degree Students Non-Discrimination Policy... 3 Organizational Leadership, M.A Orientation Payment Policies PLA Fee Privacy Rights Professional Organizations Proficiency Credit by Exam and PLA Psychology/Counseling Concentration, B.S Re-Admission... 6 Reception Desk Re-Establishing Financial Aid Eligibility Refund Policies Registration Residency Requirements Satisfactory Academic Progress Scholarships School of Online Studies Second Degree Students Statement of Faith Student Classification... 5 Student Conduct Code Student Loan Exit Counseling Student Loans Termination of Financial Aid Term Paper Style Textbooks Textbook Voucher Transcripts Transfer Credit Transfer Students Tuition and Fees Undergraduate Certificate Programs Undergraduate Degree Programs Unpaid Accounts... 8 Veterans
70 70 School of Online Studies & Graduate School Appendix A: AP Exam Listing AP EXAMINATION SCORE CROWN APPLICATION CR Art: History 3 Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3 Art: History 4 Humanities or Fine Arts Electives 6 Art: Studio Drawing 3 Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3 Art: Studio Drawing 4 Humanities or Fine Arts Electives 6 Art: Studio 2-D or 3-D Design 3 Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3 Art: Studio 2-D or 3-D Design 4 Humanities or Fine Arts Electives 6 English: Language and Composition 3 ENG 131 English Composition 3 English: Language and Composition 4 ENG 131 English Composition and ENG 132 Writing and Literature 6 English: Literature and Composition 3 ENG 132 Writing and Literature 3 English: Literature and Composition 4 ENG 131 English Composition and ENG 132 Writing and Literature 6 French Language 3 LAN 243 French I 3 French Language 4 LAN 243 French I and LAN 244 French II 6 French Literature 3 LAN 244 French II 3 French Literature 4 LAN 243 French I and LAN 244 French II 6 German Language 3 LAN Language Elective 3 German Language 4 LAN Language Elective 6 Latin Vergil or Literature 3 LAN Language Elective 3 Latin Vergil or Literature 4 LAN Language Elective 6 Spanish Language 3 LAN 245 Spanish I 3 Spanish Language 4 LAN 245 Spanish I and LAN 246 Spanish II 6 Spanish Literature 3 LAN 246 Spanish II 3 Spanish Literature 4 LAN 245 Spanish I and LAN 246 Spanish II 6 European or World History 3 HIS 133 World Civilizations to European or World History 4 HIS 133 World Civilizations to 1500 and HIS 134 World Civ since U.S. History 3 HIS 231 American Civilization to U.S. History 4 HIS 231 American Civilization to 1877 and HIS 232 American Civ since Human Geography 3 GEO 221 World Regional Geography 3 Comparative Government and Politics 3 POL 232 Introduction to Political Science 3 U.S. Government and Politics 3 POL 232 Introduction to Political Science 3 Psychology 3 PSY 130 General Psychology 3 Macroeconomics 3 ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Microeconomics 3 ECO 332 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Biology 3 SCI 243 General Biology I 4 Biology 4 SCI 243 General Biology I and SCI 244 General Biology 8 Chemistry 3 SCI 245 General Chemistry I 4 Chemistry 4 SCI 245 General Chemistry I and SCI 246 General Chemistry II 8 Environmental Science 3 SCI 200 Ecology 4 Physics B 3 SCI 247 Physics I 4 Physics B 4 SCI 247 Physics I and SCI 248 Physics II 8 Physics C Electricity and Magnetics 3 SCI 247 Physics I 4 Physics C Mechanics 3 SCI 248 Physics II 4 Statistics 3 MAT 225 Statistics 4 Calculus AB 3 MAT 340 Calculus I 4 Calculus BC 3 MAT 340 Calculus I and MAT 342 Calculus II 8 Music Theory 3 MUS 156 Music Theory I and MUS 157 Music Theory II 8 Music Theory 4 MUS 156 Music Theory I, MUS 157 Music Theory II, MUS 250 Theory III 12
71 Appendix School of Online Studies & Graduate School 71 Appendix B: CLEP Exam Listing CLEP EXAMINATION SCORE CROWN APPLICATION CR Composition and Literature American Literature 50 ENG 233 American Literature 3 *College Composition Modular 65 ENG 131 English Composition 3 English Literature 50 ENG 345 British Literature I 3 Foreign Languages College French Level 1 (two semesters) 50 Language Electives 6 Level 2 (four semesters) 59 Language Electives 12 College German Level 1 (two semesters) 50 Language Electives 6 Level 2 (four semesters) 63 Language Electives 12 College Spanish Level 1 (two semesters) 50 LAN 245 and 246 Spanish I and II 6 Level 2 (four semesters) 63 LAN 245, 246, 335, 336 Spanish I-IV 12 Social Sciences and History American Government 50 POL 232 Introduction to Political Science 3 History of the U.S. I 50 HIS 231 American Civilization to History of the U.S. II 50 HIS 232 American Civilization since Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 331 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 332 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Introduction to Psychology 50 PSY 130 General Psychology 3 Introduction to Sociology 50 SOC 230 Sociology 3 Western Civilization I 50 HIS 133 World Civilization to Western Civilization II 50 HIS 134 World Civilization since Science and Mathematics General Biology 50 SCI 243 and 244 General Biology 8 General Chemistry 50 SCI 245 and 246 General Chemistry I and II 8 College Algebra 50 MAT 131 College Algebra 3 Business Principles of Management 50 BUS 335 Principles of Business Organization and Management 3 Introduction to Business Law 50 BUS 421 Business Law 3 Principles of Marketing 50 BUS 431 Principles of Marketing 3 * Submission of a research paper to the Registrar s Office is required in addition to scoring 65 on the CLEP test.
72 72 School of Online Studies & Graduate School Appendix C: International Baccalaureate Listing EXAMINATION TITLE SCORE CROWN APPLICATION CR HL Biology 4 SCI 241 or SCI HL Biology 6 SCI 243 & SCI HL Chemistry 4 SCI HL Chemistry 6 SCI 245 & SCI HL Physics 4 SCI HL Physics 6 SCI 247 & SCI HL Economics 4 ECO HL Economics 6 ECO 331 & ECO HL Geography 4 GEO HL - Route 1 History (Europe & Islamic World) 4 HIS HL - Route 1 History (Europe & Islamic World) 6 HIS 133 & HIS HL - Route 2 History (20th Century World History) 4 History Elective 3 HL Islamic History 4 History Elective 3 HL Islamic History 6 History Elective, Global Awareness 6 HL Philosophy 4 PHI HL Psychology 4 PSY HL Social/Cultural Anthropology 4 ANT HL Language A: Literature 4 ENG HL Language A: Literature 6 ENG 132 & Literature Elective 6 HL Language B: 4 1st Semester World Language 3 HL Language B: 6 1st & 2nd Sem World Language 6 HL Mathematics 4 MAT HL Mathematics 6 MAT 340 & MAT HL Computer Science 4 IT 105, IT 202, General Elective 3 HL Information Technology in a Global Society 4 IT 105, IT 202, General Elective 3 HL Information Technology in a Global Society 6 IT 105,IT 202, General Elective, Humanities Elective 6 HL Business & Management 4 BUS Elective 3 HL Music 4 Music or Fine Arts Elective 3 HL Film 4 Fine Arts or Humanities Elective 3 HL Theater 4 Fine Arts or Humanities Elective 3 HL Visual Arts 4 FAR 123 Intro to Art 3 HL Dance 4 FAR Official transcripts from IB must be submitted. (HL means Higher Level)
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