Martin Luther College Undergraduate Catalog 2009--2010
1995 Luther Court New VIm, Minnesota 56073-3300 (507) 354-8221 FAX (507) 354-8225 MLC Website: www.mIc-weIs.edu
TABLE OF CONTENTS MLC Quick Facts Message From the President Mission Statement Admissions Finances Financial Aid Academic Policies Course Descriptions Student Life MLC Faculty Administration
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Information in this catalog is current as of January 10, 2009. Martin Luther College reserves the right to change courses, requirements, regulations, and policies listed in this catalog without advance notice.
THE WELS COLLEGE OF MINISTRY
Martin Luther College is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Formed from an amalgamation of Dr. Martin Luther College (founded 1884) of New Ulm, Minnesota, and Northwestern College (founded 1865) of Watertown, Wisconsin, Martin Luther College opened its doors in 1995. The college prepares men and women for various areas of the Christian ministry.
Martin Luther College operates two three-week summer sessions for its undergraduate program, its graduate program and its professional development program. For more information on summer sessions, check the MLC website under Academics, then Office of Continuing Education.
CAMPUS AND LOCATION The beautiful eighty-eight acre campus is situated on top of a wooded range of hills overlooking the city of New Ulm, Minnesota. New Ulm, a Minnesota Star City with a population of 13,750, is located on U. S. Highway 14, one hundred miles southwest of Minneapolis. For more information visit the Martin Luther College website at www.mlc-wels.edu.
FACULTY A faculty of about eighty Christian educators serves the student body.
Accreditation Martin Luther College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to grant baccalaureate and master of science in education degrees (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org; 312-263-0456) Registration Martin Luther College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to 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.
ENTRY DATES The application deadline for the fall semester emollment is April 15. The spring semester application deadline is October 15.
Minnesota Board of Teaching Approval The early childhood and the elementary education, and secondary mathematics programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
FINANCIAL AID Over 90% of the students at Martin Luther College receive some form of financial assistance through the college's comprehensive financial aid program.
TUITION AND FEES The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod provides a subsidy for the operating costs of Martin Luther College. This subsidy reduces the cost of education for each student by about 20%. The annual student cost of tuition, room, and board is $14,800.
STUDENT POPULATION The emollment at Martin Luther College is approximately 725 undergraduate students, 625 continuing education students, and 60 graduate students.
ATHLETICS, SCHOOL COLORS AND VARSITY MASCOT Martin Luther College offers fourteen varsity sports and is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The school colors are black, red, and white; the varsity mascot is the Knights.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Undergraduate
â€˘ Bachelor of Science in Education Students who satisfactorily complete an education program graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education. Students major in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education. Graduates who are recommended by the faculty for assignment to the Christian ministry meet the teacher certification requirements of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Also, graduates who meet Minnesota Board of Teaching Standards qualify for Minnesota licensure. â€˘ Bachelor of Arts Students who satisfactorily complete the PreSeminary curriculum graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Graduates who have demonstrated an aptitude for continuing their preparation for the pastoral ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod are recommended for emollment at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
• Bachelor of Science Students who satisfactorily complete the Staff Ministry Studies curriculum graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Science. Graduates recommended by the faculty for assignment to the Christian ministry also meet the staff ministry certification requirements of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
Martin Luther College'S pass rate was 100%. The statewide pass rate was 95-99%. For more detailed documentation, interested parties should call the Education Division Office at (507) 354-8221, Ext. 223.
• Bachelor of Science in Education Non-Teaching Degree Students in the teacher education program who do not wish to teach may graduate and receive a nonteaching Bachelor of Science in Education. Students must complete additional credits in lieu of student teaching credits. Details can be found in the Student Teaching Handbook and in the Teacher Education Handbook. Graduate Degree • Master of Science in Education Students who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university may earn a Master of Science in Education degree by completing a program in one of three emphases: instruction, leadership, special education. Further information can be found by accessing the graduate studies information through the academics heading of the Martin Luther College website: www.mlc-wels.edu. Certificates Students enrolled in the Seminary Certification Program, the Synod Certification Program, or the Staff Ministry Certification Program receive certificates upon completion of their prescribed courses of study. Graduation Rate The following statements on graduation rate are in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and the Campus Security Act as amended by Public Law 10226. The cohort listed below is made up of first-time freshmen who entered in the fall of 2002 and later graduated. 2002 Cohort - 67% Title II Regulations Martin Luther College is in full compliance with Title II regulations and its reporting structure. Based on scores reported for the 2006-07 reporting period,
Message From the President Reverend Mark G. Zarling
Greetings in our Savior Jesus, the Giver of every good and perfect gift! Hmm ... Nieman Marcus catalog or MLC academic catalog? Which would you pick up first? For dreaming big about extraordinary gifts, most would choose Nieman Marcus, its glossy pages reflecting expensive excellence. Imagine receiving such a treasure - you'd be stunned at the value, astounded at the enormity of the giver's love. You don't see expensive excellence in the MLC catalog? I do, and I don't just mean the expense of a college education. The courses of study contained here are the tools through which God will stretch your mind and touch your soul. Imagine what a generous Savior wants to give you. He has poured gifts and talents upon each of you. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. He has instilled an inquisitive intelligence, a passion for a particular field of study, an interest in trying something new. And he will use MLC as a fine jeweler, polishing your gifts, shaping you into a servant of the gospel, so that you may present that gospel, the pearl of great price, to others. God seeks to bring expensive excellence to his church - expensive, because you are bought at a price, excellence, because it is God who works in you to live and to act according to his good purpose. Imagine how God can use an English course to sharpen your ability to communicate the Word. Imagine how that geometry class can fill you with wonder at a Creator God who is not a God of disorder. Imagine - that Hebrew course will prepare you to listen to God speak in his inspired whisper. Imagine-that physical education course will help you marvel at your body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Imagine - that history class will show you the hand of the One who controls all things, for God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over
everything for the church. Peruse this catalog, and dream big. Expensive excellence is captured on these pages - gifts from God, pathways to ministry. They are yours for the taking, that through you, God will bring his gift of life in Jesus to countless souls in classrooms and pulpits, in hallways and highways, here and around the world.
Martin Luther College exists to serve the ministerial needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) • by preparing men for pastoral training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and • by preparing men and women for service as teachers and staff ministers in the Synod's churches and schools so that the WELS may be served by candidates both qualified and competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord. Objectives To fulfill this mission, Martin Luther College carries out all instruction and programs of student life according to the gospel as revealed in the inspired Word of God. Through its programs the college desires • to strengthen the student in a consecrated spirit of love for God and his Word; • to educate the whole person for faithful, capable, intelligent citizenship in today's world; • to assist the student in acquiring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for service in the church and for lifelong learning; and • to encourage the student in developing and demonstrating a heart for service in the church, community, and world. Function Consistent with its mission and objectives, Martin Luther College • encourages, recruits, and admits men and women qualified to undertake appropriate programs of study at Martin Luther College; • offers courses of study which qualify men for entrance into Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, where they will continue their preparation for the pastoral ministry of the WELS; • offers courses of study for the preparation of qualified educators for the teaching ministry in the preschools and elementary and secondary schools of the WELS; • offers courses of study for the preparation of qualified staff ministers for the congregations of the WELS; • awards appropriate degrees, certificates, and diplomas to those who successfully complete the prescribed courses of study; • serves students and synodical constituency with educational leadership in the instruction of Martin Luther College students, through the professional development of Martin Luther College faculty, and with programs in continuing education for teachers and staff ministers. 5
ADMISSIONS Admissions Procedures Deadlines Entrance Requirements International Students Nondiscriminatory Policy Pre-Seminary Program Requirements Specific Education Program Requirements
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Nondiscriminatory Policy Martin Luther College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, sex, or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other collegeadministered programs, policies, and practices. Martin Luther College, as the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod's college of ministry, serves all without exception who meet the biblical and synodical standards for service in the church. Martin Luther College adheres to the requirements of Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA policy of 1990. Admissions Procedures For detailed application procedures, please contact our admissions office. Martin Luther College Office of Admissions 1995 Luther Court New VIm, MN 56073 Phone: (507) 354-8221, ext. 280 Fax: (507) 354-8225 Email: email@example.com Deadlines • April 15 is the application deadline for those who would like to be considered for August enrollment. A fee of $25 must accompany the application. A non-refundable housing deposit of $100 is required by April 15. This deposit is applied directly to the applicant's room and board at the time of registration. • October 15 is the application deadline for those who would like to be considered for January enrollment. A fee of $25 must accompany the application. A non-refundable housing deposit of $100 is required by November 15. This deposit is applied directly to the applicant's room & board at the time of registration.
and high school's recommendation forms, transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended, and ACT results. The Office of Admissions begins processing fall semester applications on September 15 of the preceding academic year. • The Martin Luther College Financial Aid Office will send cost and financial aid information directly to applicants. • Non-traditional applicants (those who are married or older than 21) who are interested in any educational program should initiate the process with the Director of Admissions. These applicants may be required to meet with members of the Admissions Committee. • Non-traditional applicants who are interested in the Seminary Certification Program should initiate the process by contacting the following. Pastoral Studies Institute Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary 11831 N. Seminary Dr. Mequon, WI 53092 Phone: (262) 242-8100 Fax: (262) 242-8110 Email: PSI@wls.wels.net Entrance Requirements In keeping with its mission to prepare men and women for service in the churches and schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Martin Luther College admits into its programs students who • are prayerfully considering the public ministry of the gospel as their life's work, • desire to serve in the public ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, • have God-given talents that are valuable for service in the church, • possess an upright character and honorable reputation, and • have demonstrated the ability to succeed in college-level coursework.
• Applications for admission are processed upon receipt of the completed application, the pastor's
The following requirements apply to all who are seeking admission to Martin Luther College for the 2009-2010 academic year. 1.
Written recommendation from applicant's pastor on a form provided by the Martin Luther College Office of Admissions. Written recommendation from applicant's high school counselor or principal on a form provided by the Martin Luther College Office of Admissions. An ACT composite score of 20 or higher on a single enhanced test. Applicants must request that ACT scores be sent to Martin Luther College directly from ACT. This request can be made on the ACT registration form. The code number for Martin Luther College is 2127. (Students with an ACT mathematics score of 17 or lower are required to complete MTH0002 Developmental Mathematics before enrolling in any other mathematics courses. Developmental Mathematics does not fulfill any of the mathematics requirements for graduation.) A high school diploma awarded on the basis of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 figured on a minimum of 14 academic credits earned according to the following schedule: • English-4
• Laboratory Science-3 credits: One credit in laboratory-based biology; one credit in laboratory-based chemistry or physics, one credit from any area of science (with or without laboratory experience). • Mathematics - 3 credits (Algebra I,Algebra II, and Geometry or higher mathematics) • Social Studies - 2 credits • Academic Electives - 2 credits (English, foreign language, mathematics, science, music fundamentals, social studies)
Note: A high-school credit is defined as one year of study .. Pre-Seminary Program Requirements If a student desires to take the Confessional Languages option, he should have taken both Latin and German in high school. Students who have not taken the previously-noted foreign language credits in high school are able to pursue a program that meets MLC's language requirement. Most students in this situation will be able to complete their programs in four years.
Specific Education Program Requirements The following requirements apply to applicants wishing to enroll in the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). • Mathematics-a minimum cumulative mathematics GP A of B- , an ACT mathematics subscore of 25 or higher, and precalculus • Science-same as STEP mathematics, plus 3 science credits with a minimum cumulative science GP A of B-, an ACT science reasoning subscore of 25 or higher, and precalculus • Spanish - 2 Spanish credits with a demonstrated level of ability on a language placement examination (Intermediate I) • Music - one of the following options. 1.Two years of high school credit in music classes excluding performing ensembles and individual or group lessons 2. MUSOOOl: Introduction to Music. 1 credit. Credit for MUSOOOImay be earned by examination. This credit does not fulfill any of the music requirements for graduation. International Student Requirements Martin Luther College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. After the following conditions have been met and the student has been admitted by the Office of Admissions, the student will be issued an 1-20form. Those admitted may also apply for and be considered for financial aid. 1. The applications of international students from missions or congregations in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod will be processed in the normal manner. 2. Applications from other international students will be considered on an individual basis. To be considered at all, such applicants are to submit valid reasons for wishing to attend Martin Luther College and must demonstrate the educational background necessary to meet the college's academic requirements. 3. International students must submit English translations of their high school transcript and transcripts from any other colleges they may have attended. 4. International students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by achieving a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or
higher (paper-based) or 173 or higher (computerbased), or 60 or higher (internet-based). MLC's code number for the TOEFL exam is 6435. 5. International students must supply proof of their ability to meet the financial obligations of tuition, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses in accord with federal law.
F,NANCES Billing Procedures Incidental Charges Payment Plans Payment Policies Questions Refunds/Withdrawals Tuition, Room and Board Variable Costs
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Notes: • The actual cost of enrollment for 2009-10 is reduced through a budgetary operating subsidy from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. • Tuition for part-time students (11 credits or less) is $230 per credit. • Depending on individual circumstances, education students living off campus pay afee of up to $840 ($590 for housing and $250for 9 weeks of supervision; during the professional semester in lieu of room and board. • Depending on individual circumstances, staff ministry and parish music interns living off campus pay afee of up to $1510 ($1075for housing and $435 for 18 weeks of supervision) during the professional semester in lieu of room and board. • The MLC Governing reserves the right to revise charges and procedures as economic conditions warrant. Variable Costs The cost of books, supplies, travel, laundry, personal, and miscellaneous expenses varies with the individual. For 2009-2010 the estimate per individual is $3900. Incidental Charges Automobile registration ranges in cost from $40-80. This fee is paid directly to the Student Life Office. Payment Policies • Students select one of various payment plans by June 15 (or November 15 for students matriculating the second semester). Each student is responsible for meeting his or her obligation for tuition, room, and board according to the plan selected. • If a student does not choose a plan by June 15 (or November 15 for students matriculating the second semester), the full-semester plan is assigned by default. • Students must pay their fees on schedule and in full before participating in semester final exams. • Students may not charge their bookstore purchases to their student accounts. The
bookstore does accept MasterCard, Visa, or personal checks. • Parking tickets, fines for dormitory infractions or past-due library books, and charges for the damage of school property are due immediately upon receipt. If these charges and fines are not paid within two weeks of receipt, they will be added to a student's account along with an administrative fee. • Semester grade reports and transcript requests are held if a student account is past due. Payment Plans Students pay the cost of attending school through a combination of scholarships, grants, credits for having attended a synodical preparatory school, school arranged loans, privately arranged loans, work-study programs, private funds, and jobs. Financial Aid and Financial Services counselors provide planning assistance to students upon request. Prior to the beginning of the school year (see details under Payment Policies), students are asked to select one of the following options for meeting their financial obligations: • FULL-SEMESTER PLAN: Payment in full for semester one by August 15, 2009, and payment in full for semester two by December 15, 2009. • TWICE-A-SEMESTER PLAN: Payment in two equal installments for semester one by August 15, 2009, and September 30, 2009. Payment in two equal installments for semester two by December 15,2009, and January 30,2010. • MONTHLY PLAN: Payment in ten installments through MLC's tuition management plan. Students enroll in this plan at an annual cost of $50 and make monthly payments (July-April) via automatic withdrawal on the 16th of each month from a checking or savings account they have designated. Students who believe that extenuating circumstances make all three payment plans personally unsuitable may request an exceptional payment plan subject to the approval of the Director of Finance. An annual fee of $50 is also charged for this service. Billing Procedures • The Financial Services Office will mail an initial billing statement the first week of July. Depending on the payment plan chosen, the first payment is due either July 15 (monthly plan) or
August 15 (semester plans) and considered past due ten days later. • For students matriculating the second semester, the initial billing is mailed first week of November. The first payment is due December 15 for all payment plans and considered past due ten days later. • Subsequent statements are distributed each month from August through April.
• A portion of any withdrawal refund may be used to repay financial aid programs. • Students who withdraw during the first thirty days of a semester will not receive any institutional grants or scholarships administered by Martin Luther College. • Federal regulations require that a percentage of Title IV funds be returned if withdrawal occurs before completion of 60% of a semester.
• Each payment includes a prorated portion of tuition, room, and board charges for the year. The payment amount varies according to the plan selected.
• Minnesota State Grant regulations require that any unearned portion of Minnesota State Grant be returned upon withdrawal from MLC.
• Failure to meet payment deadlines places a student in delinquent status. A ten-day grace period follows each due date. Failure to make appropriate payment by the end of the grace period typically will result in termination of enrollment. All students have the right of appeal to the president.
Questions Questions with regard to payment policies or procedures should be directed to the Financial Services Office. Call (507) 354-8221.
• A $50 charge applies when an insufficient fund notice is received from the bank on behalf of a student. • Initial billing statements reflect financial aid allotments if application and other deadlines have been met; loans or aid received after these deadlines will be reflected on later statements. • Duplicate billing statements may be sent to parents or another party for a yearly $20 processing fee and upon signing a release form. The school observes federal laws regarding confidentiality by sending statements only to students or persons designated by them. A separate consent form is required for students directing the college to communicate account information to other individuals. • The college does not accept credit cards for payment on student accounts. Refunds/Withdrawals • A flat fee of $75 per day on campus is charged when a student discontinues prior to midterm of a semester. Any account balance will be refunded during this period. Students discontinuing after midterm of a semester will not receive a credit for tuition, room, and board. • A $100 severance fee is charged for early termination of enrollment.
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THE TRAINING MINISTRY
~ decision to enroll at Martin Luther College mvolves not only a willingness to serve one's Lord in an area of Christian ministry but also a commitment of time and money. To help students reach that goal of Christian ministry, Martin Luther College maintains a comprehensive financial aid program consisting of grants, loans, scholarships, and work study. A Family Responsibility The financial aid philosophy of both the federal government and Martin Luther College is that paying for a college education is primarily the responsibility of the student and his or her family. However, because student and family resources are not equal, MLC's financial aid program exists to help students. Synod Subsidy The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod provides a subsidy for the operating costs of Martin Luther College which reduces the cost of education for each student and is a way the WELS supports its ministerial education students. Martin Luther College's tuition figure reflects this reduction; it does not appear on the student's financial statement or financial aid letter. Need-Based Financial Aid Much financial aid may be described as need-based; that is, a student's family financial resources are considered. Need-based financial aid requires a need analysis (see Application Deadlines). Allowances are made for family size, for other family members in college, and for special expenses and circumstances. The need analysis may not be a perfect measure of a family's ability to meet costs, but it does serve to compare student and family resources and helps to distribute financial aid equitably. Need as it relates to financial aid does not necessarily mean needy. Many students qualify for some form of need-based aid, and in the 2008-2009 academic year, 90% of the students at Martin Luther College received some form of financial aid. Unless a student applies for financial aid, no aid can be awarded.
Merit Based Financial Aid The college provides scholarship opportunities to incoming freshmen entering fall semester who were graduated high school the previous spring. Eligibility is determined by cumulative GPA and ACT score. Continuing students earn merit scholarships on the basis of cumulative GP A from the previous year. See MLC's FinancialAid Frequently Asked Questions bookletfor specific information. Grant and Scholarship Sources • Martin Luther College trust fund income and reserves • Synod special and budgetary funds for financial aid • Federal Pell Grant • Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant • Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant • Mirmesota State Grant Program for Minnesota students Loan Sources • Federal Perkins Loan • Federal Stafford Loan • Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) • Minnesota Supplementary Educational Loan Fund (SELF) • Martin Luther College special loan funds Special Work Programs • On-campus jobs • Off-campus jobs • Federal Work Study Other Benefits Martin Luther College is certified for Veteran Benefits and Native American programs for students who qualify. Application Deadlines April IS, 2009, for August (fall semester) enrollment November 1, 2009, for January (spring semester) enrollment ./ Complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the need analysis document which is used by all colleges. Martin Luther College's ID number is 002361. Students and parents can complete and submit a FAFSA on the Web by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
./ Complete and file a Martin Luther College Financial Aid Application. This form collects needed information, including special family expenses and circumstances, which may be used to make adjustments. The FAFSA may be filed right up to the end of the second semester, and it may be possible to get financial aid from federal programs late in the year. However, in order to be considered for Martin Luther College Grant Funds, both the FAFSA and the Martin Luther College Financial Aid Application must be filed by April 15, 2009, for the fall semester for the 2009-2010 academic year (November 1 for spring semester). Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Federal regulations require Martin Luther College to establish satisfactory academic progress standards for student financial aid recipients. Martin Luther College's standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress measure a student's performance in the following three areas: completion rate, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and maximum time frame. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for ensuring that all students who receive federal, state, and institutional financial aid are meeting these standards. Progress is reviewed at the end of each semester. The Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress apply for all financial assistance programs including Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Family Education Loans (Stafford and PLUS), as well as assistance from the state and the institution. The only exceptions are Synod preparatory school tuition refunds and distance grants, which are based solely on being in attendance. 1. Cumulative GPA A student must achieve and maintain at least a minimum cumulative GPA according to the following chart in order to retain financial eligibility. • Following semester I 1.70 • Following semester II 1.BO • Following semester III 1.90 • Following semester IV 2.00 • Subsequent semesters 2.00 2. Maximum Time Frame A student is no longer eligible to receive financial aid once the student has been in full time attendance for more than 150% of the number of semesters normally required to complete the student's
program. A four-year program must be completed in twelve semesters. A five-year program must be completed in fifteen semesters. A two-year certificate program must be completed in six semesters. Students who attend less than full time will have the time of completion appropriately adjusted. 3. Completion Rate At the end of fall and spring semesters, a student's academic progress will be measured by comparing the number of attempted credit hours with the credit hours earned (i.e., received a grade of A, B, C, or D). This calculation includes any course for which the student has remained enrolled past the drop/add period. A student must earn 67 percent of credits attempted to maintain satisfactory academic progress. The following are considered in an evaluation of a student's satisfactory academic progress: • Withdrawn Courses: Under special circumstances a student may drop a course with the approval of the dean after the first two weeks of the semester and up to two weeks after midterm. The student's record then shows W for the dropped course and the dropped course is not counted in computing the student's grade point average. An unauthorized withdrawal from a class is recorded as an F. This F is counted in the grade point average. • Incomplete Courses: Incomplete grades are temporary grades given when a student doing otherwise acceptable work is unable to complete the course assignments for reasons acceptable to the instructor. A first semester incomplete must be converted to a permanent grade by mid-term of the second semester, a second semester incomplete by the end of the July summer session, and a summer session incomplete by mid-term of the first semester, or the permanent grade of F is recorded. • Pass/Fail Courses: Passing credits received for pass/fail courses are considered attempted and earned credits; failing grades in pass/fail courses are considered attempted but not earned. • Repeated Courses: Classes for failed courses that are repeated because they are required for graduation are eligible for financial aid. Repeated courses are included in the calculation of attempted and earned hours. A student is allowed to repeat a course only once. • Audit Courses: Audited courses are not considered credits attempted or earned.
• Remedial Courses: Remedial courses are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned hours. • Transfer Courses: Transfer credits do not count in the calculation of the GPA, but they are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned hours. • Change of Major Courses: If a student changes majors, the hours attempted under all courses of study are included in the calculation of attempted and earned hours.
• Other special, significant, or unusual circumstances Documentation verifying the situation may be requested. The Financial Aid Committee will consider the appeal and render a decision, which the Director of Financial Aid conveys to the student in writing. Denial of the appeal does not preclude a student from enrolling in subsequent semesters . Students will have their financial aid eligibility reinstated by the Financial Aid Office once all satisfactory academic progress standards are met.
4. Probation and Suspension Students who fail to achieve the cumulative GP A requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress will be on probation and will receive financial aid one additional semester. The probationary semester is meant to inform the student of academic problems and provide for corrective action. Students who achieve the GPA requirement for the number of semesters attended following the probationary semester will no longer be on probation. Students who do not achieve the GPA requirement following the probationary semester will be suspended from receiving financial aid for the following semester or summer session or for as long as the student is not in good standing. The Director of Financial Aid will send a letter to the student explaining the status. A student will be granted only one probationary period.
6. Publicity Martin Luther College's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy is published in the college catalog. New students are informed about Martin Luther College's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy by information included in the MLC's " Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions" booklet which is sent to all applicants by the Admissions Office. Award letters include information directing the student to the college's web address where the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy can be reviewed. During the week of fall midterm break, a notice is posted on the MLC Portal reminding all students of the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy and directing them to the complete policy posted on the intranet or to printed copies available in the Financial Aid Office.
5. Appeals and Reinstatement To appeal the financial aid suspension, a student must submit to the Financial Aid Office a signed and dated letter of appeal explaining why financial aid should not be suspended. Acceptable reasons for an appeal include the following:
Additional information about financial aid programs at Martin Luther College can be found in a separate financial aid brochure. Students who apply for admission to Martin Luther College will be sent a financial aid brochure and a financial aid application.
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To request a brochure or an application, or if you have any questions, call, write, or email.
• Emotional problem • Learning disability • Interpersonal problems with friends, roommates, or significant others • Difficulty balancing such things as work, athletics, family responsibilities, and course work • Financial difficulties • Change in or addition to a program requiring more than the maximum allowable credits attempted
Mr. Gene A. Slettedahl, Director Financial Aid Office Martin Luther College 1995 Luther Court New DIm, MN 56073 Phone: 507-354-8221, Ext. 225 Fax: 507-354-8225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Integrity Academic Good Standing Academic Policy Appeals and Concerns Advanced Placement Advising Attendance and Absences Audit Change of Program College-LevelExamination Program (CLEP) Course Registration Credit by Examination Credit Load Cross Listed Courses Directed Study Dismissal from College Earning a Second Bachelor's Degree Eligibilityfor Extracurricular Activities Enrollment at Other Institutions Experiential Learning Credit Foreign Language Testing and Placement Grading System Graduation and Commencement Exercises Graduation Requirements For All Degrees Honors Incompletes Midterm Reports Probation Repetition of Courses Review of Students Semester Examinations Student Appeal of Dismissal Decisions Student Classification Students with Disabilities Summer Session Transcripts Transfer Credits Withdrawals from Courses Withdrawals from the College Writing Policy
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Course Registration Current students register for classes online. Each student is assigned a specific time to register.
Advanced Placement High school students who take the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Tests may receive college credit. For details and passing grades for particular subjects, see below or contact the MLC Records Office. The MLC code for reporting scores is 6435.
The Records Office schedules classes for first time freshmen, transfer students, and late registration students. These students receive their schedules via mail prior to arrival on campus.
Advanced Placement Program (APP) Examinations A~ppllca r bl e f\or Cre ditI CrseNo. ENG130l ENG1301 ENG1301 ENG1302 GER2001 GER2001 GER2002 HIS2111 HIS300l HIS3010 HIS3024 LAT2002 LAT2011 MTH2010 MTH2011 MTH2010 MTH2011 MTH2012 MTH2020 MUS3101 MUSI110 PSY20010r PSY2002 SCIlOOlj2 SCI110l SCI2025 SCI2025 SCI3025
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Chemistry AB Calculus and Physics Spanish Language
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SCI2101 Physics 3 SPN200l Intermediate Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I and 3 SPN2001 4 Intermediate Spanish II Spanish Language SPN2002 3 Microeconomics 3 SSC3202 Principles of Economics 3 Macroeconomics 3 Principles of Economics SSC3202 3 Human Geography Human Geography 3 SSC3211 3 NOTES Scoring Scale for APP Examinations: 5 - Extremely Well Qualified 4 - Well Qualified 3 - Qualified 2 - Possibly Qualified 1 - No Recommendation A combined maximum of 30 credits maybe earned by Advanced Placement, Credit by Examination, or by the College Level Examination Program.
Students with Disabilities Martin Luther College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to serve students who have disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Students accepted for admission are considered capable of meeting academic standards if reasonable accommodations can be made for their disability. It is the responsibility of students to provide written notification of the nature of the disability and the need for accommodations. Students must also provide results of formal testing and/ or evaluation of the disability as well as historical documentation of having received accommodations in educational settings. The college may require additional testing or evaluation if the documentation is inadequate or older than three years with this cost borne by the student. Students file the notification of disability and the request for accommodations with the appropriate Academic Dean. The dean, student and instructor(s) confer to develop reasonable accommodations. Responsibilities of the student as well as accommodations are outlined in this plan. Accommodations are designed to meet the individual needs of students, but they do not compromise curricular goals, performance standards, or course content. If students do not agree with the accommodation plan, an appeal may be made to the Vice President for Academics whose decisions are final in all cases. Credit by Examination Students may request to test out of certain courses during the drop/add period. Requests are submitted to the chair of the division that offers the course. Ideally, the request should be made and the test taken before the semester begins. The deadline for requesting credit by examination is the last day of the drop/add period. Tests must be completed within one calendar week after the request is submitted. Each test may be taken only once. A $25 fee is charged for each test with the exception of MUSOOOlIntroduction to Music. Since this course does not apply for graduation credit, the exam is exempt from the $25 fee. A test grade of C or higher must be earned to receive credit for the course. A combined maximum of 30 credits earned by Advanced Placement testing or by this credit by examination policy may be applied to a degree program. A student cannot use credit by examination to earn credit for courses that were failed. The division chair, in consultation with the course instructor and the Academic Dean of the
student's program, shall have authority to grant or deny the student's request. Experiential Learning Credit An "experiential learning" experience is a previous learning experience in a classroom, on the job, in previous training, or through personal study that a student wishes to apply towards credit for a college course. The student must provide supporting documentation in the form of a portfolio. Three faculty members evaluate the portfolio for fulfillment of course objectives. Application forms may be obtained from the academic deans. A $50 non-refundable fee is charged for each application. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) This College Board program allows students to earn college credit by demonstrating mastery of collegelevel material in introductory subjects. To determine if CLEP credits will apply to MLC requirements, students need to contact the Records Office. The passing score for most examinations is 50. Foreign language examinations may require higher passing scores. The MLC code for reporting scores is 6435. Transfer Credits Students who have completed coursework at other colleges are welcome to transfer credits from those previous undergraduate experiences. To qualify for transfer credit, courses must meet the following criteria. 1. They must be applicable to MLC degree requirements. 2. They must relate to a comparable MLC course, a rule of thumb being 2/3 similar material/ concepts. 3. They must carry a grade of C or higher. Applicability of transfer credits is re-evaluated when students change their program of study. Questions about transcript decisions are directed to the respective Academic Dean (education or preseminary). Appeals of transcript decisions are addressed to the Vice President for Academics. Foreign Language Testing and Placement Students completing two, three, or four years of foreign language in high school and desiring to continue that foreign language at Martin Luther College write a diagnostic test before beginning their studies, i.e., matriculating, at Martin Luther College. High school seniors who have submitted an application write the test in April/May of their
senior year; transfer students write the test during the summer prior to matriculation. The score determines their placement in the language. Students who score adequately may receive credit by examination. Enrollment at Other Institutions A student enrolled at Martin Luther College may take courses at other accredited institutions for transfer credit. Students should receive prior approval from their academic dean for courses they wish to take elsewhere. Enrollment concurrent with MLC's fall or spring semester at another institution is discouraged. A transfer course approval form is available online from the Records Office. Only courses with a C grade or better are accepted in transfer.
Academic Dean for Pre-Seminary Studies may grant exceptions to this policy. Withdrawals from Courses 1. Within the first two weeks of the semester and with the approval of their advisor and the Records Office, students may drop or add courses. 2.
With the approval of the dean, students may withdraw from a course after the first two weeks of the semester and up to two weeks after midterm. The dean will consult with the student's advisor and instructor before making a decision. For these courses the student's record shows Wand is not counted in computing the grade point average.
Any course withdrawal after the two weeks following midterm is an unauthorized withdrawal. An unauthorized withdrawal from a course is recorded as an F. This F is counted in the grade point average.
Potential implications of withdrawing from a course are (1) the student's program may need to be extended, (2) financial aid may be affected, (3) family insurance rates may be affected, and (4) the student, if still a dependent, may have a tax issue.
Cross Listed Courses Although cross-listed courses are able to fulfill requirements in two areas, they can only be applied to one graduation/ program requirement. Credit Load Normal course load at Martin Luther College is 1619 credits per semester. 1.
To be classified as full-time, a student must be enrolled in twelve credit hours or more. Parttime status students are enrolled in eleven credit hours or less. The maximum number of credits a student may take is 19 credits per semester (excluding early
field experiences, elective choir, band, piano, organ, voice, and instrument). 3.
A student enrolled in any program may be permitted to carry one additional course for credit or audit (an overload) if (1) he/she has a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better and (2) the number of credits taken in any given semester does not exceed 21 (excluding earlyfield
Withdrawals from the College 1. The student who needs to withdraw from college must first report to the Vice President for Student Life for instructions on procedures. Policies regarding withdrawal from courses apply to withdrawal from college. 2.
A student who withdraws from college after the first two weeks of the semester has W recorded for courses. See policy on Withdrawals from Courses.
If a student does not have a cumulative GP A of 3.00 or better and wishes to take an overload, the student may appeal the above policy in writing to the Vice President for Academics.
When a student does not follow official procedures in voluntarily withdrawing from the college, a note recording the unauthorized withdrawal is transcribed on the student's permanent record.
Pre-seminary students enrolling in a four-year degree program must carry a minimum of 14 credits per semester. Students may take any courses from the entire MLC curriculum to meet the 14 credits minimum. In special situations the
Students who withdraw from college and later apply for readmission must fulfill the graduation requirements that are in place at the time of readmission.
experiences, elective choir, band, piano, organ, voice, and instrument). 4.
1. Martin Luther College requires regular class attendance of all students. Repeated absences may result in a lowering grade or loss of credit.
The College places the responsibility for attendance on the student. 2.
The MLC Portal is used for recording student absences.
Students receive the attendance policy in the Student Handbook and in course syllabi.
Grading System A 4.00 grade points per semester A3.67 grade points per semester B + 3.33 grade points per semester B 3.00 grade points per semester B2.67 grade points per semester C + 2.33 grade points per semester C 2.00 grade points per semester C1.67 grade points per semester D + 1.33 grade points per semester D 1.00 grade points per semester D- 0.67 grade points per semester F 0.00 grade points per semester
hour hour hour hour hour hour hour hour hour hour hour hour (Failure)
Other Symbols (Non-GPA) I Incomplete W Withdrawal P Pass NP No Pass AUD Audit Academic Good Standing Full-time student status is defined as 12 credits or more. Part-time student status is defined as 11 credits or less. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) applies to academic good standing requirements after a student's first 12 credits are earned. Semesters completed at other institutions are counted toward the minimum GP A requirements. Minimum GPA requirements: Sem. 1-1.70 Sem. III - 1.90 1.
Sem. II- 1.80 Sem. IVff - 2.00
For full-time students to be in good academic standing, both the semester and the cumulative GPA must meet the minimum GPA requirements above. For part-time students to be in good standing, the cumulative GPA must meet the minimum GPA requirements above. The semester GP A requirement applies only to full-time students.
Summer session students are limited to nine credits; therefore, all summer session students hold part-time status.
Review of Students At midterm and at the end of each semester the faculty reviews students' academic progress toward their degrees. As warranted, policies of academic notice, academic probation, academic exclusion, or advice to review continued enrollment may be applied. The faculty also reviews students' aptness for ministry - attitude, comportment, diligence, social skills, etc. As warranted, policies of formal expression of concern, formal review of aptness, and exclusion may be applied. Probation 1. A student on probation must become a student in good academic standing by the end of the next semester of attendance. A student who fails to gain this status is required to withdraw from college. Application for re-admittance is considered after a lapse of one semester. A student required to withdraw at the end of the second semester is ineligible to attend the subsequent summer session.
2. A student on probation discusses with his/her advisor the desirability of reducing the student's course load as an aid in regaining good standing. If the course load is reduced, consultation between the student and advisor and the advice of the dean determines the course(s) to be dropped. In the interest of the student as well as in the interest of maintaining proper academic standards, a student on probation also discusses with his/her advisor the extent of extracurricular activities and outside employment. Dismissal from College A student may be dismissed from college for academic reasons, disciplinary reasons, or lack of aptness for ministry.
Dismissals for Academic or Aptness Issues Grounds for dismissal: academic exclusion Policy: Students on academic probation for two consecutive semesters are dismissed from MLC. The policy of academic exclusion stands without the right of appeal. Students who are academically excluded may apply for re-admission after at least one semester away from MLC and will, if admitted, return on probation. A student who is academically
excluded a second time is no longer eligible for readmission. Grounds for dismissal: "told to discontinue" Policy: All advisors for education and staff ministry students meet twice a semester to review the academic progress and aptness for ministry of these students. Likewise, the advisors for pre-seminary students meet to review the academic progress and aptness for ministry of pre-seminary students. These meetings are held at midterm of each semester and at the conclusion of each semester. All advisors are faculty members. At these meetings the advisors may tell a student to discontinue enrollment for academic, attitude, behavior, comportment, or sociability reasons. This may occur even though the student is in good academic standing. A student" told to discontinue" may use the appealj grievance process as described below in the Student Appeal of Dismissal Decisions Process section. Grounds for dismissal: "lacks aptness for ministry" Policy: All advisors for education and staff ministry students meet twice a semester to review the academic progress and aptness for ministry of these students. Likewise, the advisors for pre-seminary students meet to review the academic progress and aptness for ministry of pre-seminary students. These meetings are held at midterm of each semester and at the conclusion of each semester. All advisors are faculty members. The faculty, meeting as advisors, may dismiss an academically eligible student for attitude, behavior, comportment, sociability, or diligence reasons. The judgment of the advisors may be that the student does not possess the skills necessary to serve in the ministry. A student who is dismissed because the student "lacks aptness for ministry" may use the appealj grievance process as described below in the Student Appeal of Dismissal Decisions Process section. Grounds for dismissal: Unsatisfactory progress or unacceptable performance during student teaching Policy: Due to issues of performance that may be detrimental to the welfare of students, and/ or the integrity of Martin Luther College's student teaching program, a student teacher may be dismissed prior to the end of any student teaching term. The decision to remove is a joint one made by the college supervising professor, the classroom teacher, and the Director of Clinical Experiences and is without appeal.
Students dismissed for unsatisfactory progress or unacceptable performance during student teaching do not have the right of appeal. Students who are dismissed before the end of the term are no longer students at Martin Luther College unless they participate in an alternate experience sanctioned and arranged by the Director of Clinical Experiences. The alternate experience receives audit status. Any student who has been dismissed before the end of anyone of the student teaching terms and wishes to student teach again must re-apply for student teaching through the regular process and will be granted or denied a second student teaching term by the Teacher Education Committee. The Teacher Education Committee's decision is final. A student who did not participate in an alternate experience and therefore is no longer a student at MLC must also re-apply for admission to Martin Luther College through the admissions process in addition to re-applying for student teaching. Dismissal for Disciplinary Reasons Notification: A written report of a student's violation is brought to the Vice President for Student Life. Reports of violations are generated by, but not limited to, dorm staff, faculty, and security personnel. Conference: The Vice President for Student Life or his designate notifies the student of the report that has been filed and schedules a conference with the student to discuss the report. The Vice President for Student Life or his designate and the student who has been charged may choose to have another person present during the conference. Dismissal: The Vice President for Student Life may in his discretion immediately dismiss a student upon his determination that such immediate dismissal is in the best interest of the safety or wellbeing of MLC students and/ or faculty. The Vice President for Student Life may in his discretion convene a panel of at least two faculty members and two Student Senate members to determine whether dismissal is warranted. In such cases, the decision to dismiss a student is made by the panel. Appeal: The student who is dismissed for disciplinary reasons may use the appeal/ grievance process as described below in the Student Appeal of Dismissal Decisions Process section.
Student Appeal of Dismissal Decisions Process Undergraduate students dismissed by M~~ fo,~ "told to discontinue" or "lacks aptness for mirustry herein may utilize this Student Appeal of Dismissal Decisions process. The general objective of an appeal is to bring new information that might not have been available or previously considered, to protest a procedural error or inconsistency in the appeal process, or to question the appropriateness of a decision. The appeal process/grievance procedure must be initiated within 10 calendar days after the dismissal decision is communicated to the student. The appeal must be made in writing on the Student Appeal/Grievance Form located on the MLC website (www.m1c-wels.edu). Appeals of dismissals for "told to discontinue," or "lacks aptness for ministry" will be considered by a panel consisting of the Vice President for Academics and at least one Academic Dean. Appeals for dismissals for disciplinary reasons will be considered by the Vice President for Enrollment Management. On the Students Appeal/Grievance Form, the student may request to present his or her appeal and supporting information in person. The request to appear in person will be granted or denied by the panel or Vice President for Enrollment Manag~me~t at their discretion. If an in-person presentation IS granted, it will be held at a time designated by the panel or Vice President for Enrollment Management, and the student may be accompanied by one other person. The student will be informed of the ~e~isio.n on the appeal in writing. The appeal deCISIOnIS final. Midterm Reports All first-year students, freshmen and transfers, receive midterm reports. Semester Examinations Semester examinations are given the last week of each semester. The examination schedule with policies and procedures is published before the beginning of each semester. Attendance for examinations is required. The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is a two-hour drive from campus so students are advised to schedule flights at least four hours after their last examinations. If emergencies prevent attendance at any examination, permission for an absence is obtained from the Vice President for Student Life. After permission is obtained,
examinations are mailed to a proctor in the student's home area at a cost of $50 for each examination. Due to the need for exams to be returned in a timely manner, examinations are only mailed within the United States. Student Classification Students are classified at the beginning of each semester according to the total number of credits earned. Transfer students are classified according to the number of credits transferred into Martin Luther College. Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior Fifth Year Senior
0-28 credits 29-63 credits 64-98 credits 99-135 credits 136+ credits
Advising The deans oversee the advising program at Martin Luther College. They maintain and make the college'S various program plans available to students. Each student receives an academic advisor. The deans oversee any reassigning of advisors that may take place in subsequent years. The advisor serves as a student's first point of contact at MLC, meeting both formally and informally with each student at various points throughout the academic year. Although advisors aid students in being aware and informed about academic policies and procedures, students ultimately bear the responsibility of finishing academic programs in the typical four or five years depending on their majores). Academic Integrity As a Christian community that draws its life from the gospel, Martin Luther College encourages its students to pursue academic excellence with honesty and respect for intellectual property. Because of its focus on ministerial training, MLC has an additional reason to emphasize academic integrity. It is one of many areas in which students are expected to demonstrate the faithfulness required of gospel ministers (1 Corinthians 4:1,2). Course syllabi remind students of the importance of academic integrity and indicate how instructors will deal with infractions. Failure to meet expectations in this area may result in dismissal from the college (d. Student Handbook). The procedure for academic dishonesty is as follows: 1.
Preliminary Step-Instructor determines the seriousness and possible level of sanction.
An entering transfer student or freshman who does not meet these requirementsshall remain ineligible until the student's cumulative grade point averages at Martin Luther College establish eligibility.
2. Notice Procedure-Instructor communicates with the student, asks for a response, and informs the student of the appeal process. The instructor informs the Academic Dean and the Vice President for Academics. 3.
Hearing-The student may appeal the sanction to the Vice President for Academics who arranges a hearing. The decision of the Vice President for Academics is final.
Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities 1. Eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities requires that the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) must meet the GPA requirements for academic good standing. However, a full-time student is ineligible if the student achieves a semester GPA less than 1.50. Martin Luther College activities that require eligibility are • Intercollegiate Athletics (including managing) • Intramural Board • Cheerleading (male and female) and Dance Groups • Theatrical Productions (performance, direction, production) of the Forum, • Children's Theatre, Reader's Theater, Renaissance Faire, etc. • Extra-curricular Instrumental Groups (Jazz & Pep Bands) • Publications -- The Knight's Page and The
Incompletes An instructor issues the temporary grade I (Incomplete) when a student doing otherwise acceptable work is unable to complete the course assignments for reasons acceptable to the instructor. A first-semester Incomplete must be converted to a permanent grade by mid-term of the second semester, a second semester Incomplete by the end of the July summer session, and a summer session Incomplete by mid-term of the first semester, or the permanent grade is recorded as an F. Repetition of Courses 1. Credit in a failed course that is required for graduation is earned either by repeating the course or by successfully completing an approved substitute. 2.
A course may be repeated if a student desires to better his/her grade point average. Only the grade earned in repetition will be figured in the student's grade point average, but the original grade will remain on the record.
Courses taken to remove a failure or repeated to better the grade point average are taken only at Martin Luther College or, in extraordinary circumstances, through the college'S Continuing Education Office.
Shield • Student Government (Student Senate, Dormitory Council, Class Officers) • • • •
AVCO Official Recruitment groups The Extended Tour of a curricular choir The Extended Tour of a curricular instrumental group
An entering transfer student or freshman who is a high school graduate with no previous fulltime college attendance shall be considered eligible for extracurricular activities provided that the student meets the following two academic requirements: a.
The entering student has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in a high school curriculum which offers at least 14 academic courses in the subject areas prescribed in the entrance requirements.
The entering student has a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT assessment.
The academic standing of transfer students is determined by applying Martin Luther College's academic good standing standards to the grade point averages on the applicant's transcript.
Directed Study Under special circumstances a student at Martin Luther College may take a course by directed study. The Vice President for Academics approves all directed studies. Summer Session Martin Luther College offers a variety of courses each summer. Typically, the summer session consists of two three-week blocks, although some course offerings vary in length. Courses appear in various formats,--face to face, on and off campus, and online, and are offered for a variety of individuals-undergraduates, master's of education graduate students, in-service teachers, pastors, and
this date are not eligible. Students on the Honors List receive commendation from the Vice President for Academics.
staff ministers. The Office of Continuing Education oversees the planning and implementation of summer session offerings. Audit 1. Students in good standing may register to audit courses if space is available with the consent of their advisors, the instructor of the class they wish to audit, and the Records Office. Full time students who pay full tuition may audit courses without charge. 2. Students with a grade point average less than 3.00 may not exceed nineteen credits (credit plus audit) per semester; students with a grade point average at 3.00 or above may not exceed 21 credits (credit plus audit) per semester. 3.
Part-time students may audit courses if space is available and if the instructor consents. The cost for part-time students is $100 per course or $75 per course for senior citizens (60 or older). Faculty, emeriti, and their spouses may audit courses without charge. An audit may be changed to a course being taken for credit during the first two weeks of the semester, provided the total number of credits does not exceed the 19 or 21lirnit listed above.
A course being taken for credit may be changed to audit during the first two weeks of the semester, provided the total number of credits does not exceed the 19 or 21 limit listed above.
Procedures for withdrawing from a course taken for audit are identical to those followed when withdrawing from a course taken for credit. Withdrawn audit courses will not appear on a transcript.
Attendance is required for an audit. Participation beyond attendance in class activities is at the instructor's discretion.
Change of Program MLC students who change their areas of study will have all courses re-evaluated and re-applied to determine applicability to their new areas of study. Honors 1. Honors List. Full-time students who earn a semester GPA of 3.6 and higher are on the Honors List. Students must earn a minimum of 12 graded credits to be eligible. The Honors List is final as of 14 days after the last day of final examinations. Students completing work after
2. Diploma Predicates 3.60- 3.74 3.75-3.89 3.90- 4.00
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Graduation Requirements For All Degrees 1. The final thirty semester hours of credit must be earned at Martin Luther College. 2.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for the total number of courses taken at Martin Luther College is required.
A minimum 2.00 grade point average is required for the final semester/grading period of a program approved by the academic dean.
The student accepts full responsibility for meeting all requirements for graduation. Note: Education and Staff Ministry graduates also need to meet the requirements of their respective programs.
Graduation and Commencement Exercises Martin Luther College conducts commencement exercises in December and May. Full time and parttime degree-seeking students may participate in either exercise. Part-time certification students participate in the December exercise. Master's degree graduates participate in the May commencement exercise. In order to participate, students must fulfill the degree requirements and make application for graduation. Students completing their degree requirements in December are permitted to participate in the May commencement. Students who will satisfy degree requirements in the summer can participate in the May commencement but must register for summer classes prior to the May commencement. Diplomas for students who complete requirements during the summer will be dated July of that year and will be mailed at the conclusion of summer term. Students are responsible for applying for graduation. Applications are due in the Records Office by February 1 of the year preceding the student's graduation. This information is needed to conduct the student's graduation degree audit and to ensure that the student has the appropriate number of credits to graduate. Students are also responsible for notifying the Records Office if their anticipated
graduation date changes. Failure to apply for graduation may delay the student's graduation date. Transcripts A transcript request form is available online at the MLC website by accessing Academics, then Records Office. One free transcript is available to each student. A fee of $5.00 is charged for each subsequent transcript. Make checks payable to Martin Luther College. Address correspondence to Martin Luther College Records Office 1995 Luther Court New Ulm, MN 56073 Earning a Second Bachelor's Degree Students who have completed a first bachelor's degree either at Martin Luther College or at another institution may wish to complete a second degree at Martin Luther College. The Academic Deans determine the remaining requirements not met by the student's first degree. The final thirty credits must be earned at Martin Luther College. Writing Policy Because the college considers the ability to express oneself clearly, correctly, and responsibly in writing to be a necessity for college work and an essential characteristic of a Christian minister, it strives to teach and maintain good writing practices. Students are advised that grades on poorly written papers, regardless of the course, may be reduced because of the quality of the writing; in extreme cases, a failing grade may be given for this reason. Academic Policy Appeals and Concerns Students with academic policy concerns first consult the "person responsible" as that term is defined in the chart below, within 10 days after the adverse academic decision has been communicated to the student. Students may appeal the decision of the "person responsible" within 10 days after that decision has been communicated to the student. Such appeals must be made to the "person who decides appeal" as set forth in the chart below. All appeals must be in written letter format and presented to the "person who decides appeal." The student may use, but is not required to use, the Student Appeal/Crievance Form.
Person Who Decides Appeal
Education - K. Wittmershaus Graduate - D. Wendler Pre-Seminary - D. Balge
VP for Academics
Drop/add of Courses or Overload of Credits
VP for Academics
(after the drop/add period)
VP for Academics
Course Placement (math, Greek, languages, music)
Deans (in consultation with admissions and division chairs)
VP for Academics
Change of Professor
VP for Academics
Change of Advisor
VP for Academics
Change Program Requirements
VP for Academics
Program Course Substitutions
VP for Academics
VP for Academics
Exception to Admission requirements for Online Courses
VP for Academics
VP for Academics
Withdrawal from Courses
The "person who decides appeal" responds to the student's appeal in writing. decides appeal" is final.
The decision of the "person who
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS General Education Common Core Credits Education Early Childhood Education Major Early Childhood Education Major Sample Four-Year Plan Elementary Education Major Elementary Education Major Sample Four-Year Plan Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Double Major Secondary Education Mathematics Major Secondary Education Mathematics Major Sample Four-Year Plan Five-Year Secondary Education Majors Secondary Education Mathematics and Elementary Education Double Major Pre-Seminary Studies Course Listing for Pre-Seminary Studies Sample Four-Year Plan Seminary Certification Program Course Listing for Seminary Certification Program Staff Ministry Programs Staff Ministry & Elementary Education Double Major Staff Ministry and Parish Music Double Major Staff Ministry Certification Program
.36 37 38 .39 .41
49 50 52
53 54 55
GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE CREDITS All students enrolling in any program at Martin Luther College take these general education courses. English ENG1301 ENG1302 ENG1310 ENG3310
Literature and Writing I Literature and Writing II Public Speaking Interpersonal Communication
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
History-Social Science HIS211 0 Western History and Culture 1.. HIS2111 Western History and Culture 11... HIS3010 United States History Since 1945 Other Cultures Requirement
4 credits 4 credits 3 credits 3 credits
SSC4201 Intra to Minority Cultures is requiredfor Education students Pre-seminary students select from menu. Mathematics MTH1010 or MTH1011 MTH1001
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor Computer Applications
3 credits 2 credits
Introduction to Fine Arts
Introduction to Contemporary
Physical Education PEDll12 Fitness for Life PEDxxxx One Activity Course
0.5 credit 0.5 credit
Religion RELl001 RELl002 REL2001
Biblical History and Literature 1... Biblical History and Literature II Biblical History and Literature III
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Science SCIl001 SCIxxxx
Our Living World & Lab (SCIl002) Science Course
3 credits 3 credits
SCI1101 Our Physical World is requiredfor Education Students Total Credits
............................................................................................................... 50 credits
EDUCATION GeneralInformation for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education Majors MTH2001
Martin Luther College's teacher education programs are designed to prepare students for the teaching ministry and service in the schools and congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Students demonstrate a firm grounding in God's Word, demonstrate competency in planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons, and demonstrate the ability to create effective learning environments. Students also demonstrate a service attitude toward their students, their schools, and their congregations. Included within the education curriculum are music courses so that, as far as abilities permit, graduates may serve as organists and choir directors in congregations of the WELS. Programs available are early childhood education, elementary education, and secondary education.
For students with little or no keyboardbackground: MUS1001 Keyboard for Classroom Teachers I MUS1002 Keyboard for Classroom Teachers II MUSxxxx Vocal/Choral MUSxxx Choir - 4 semesters or MUSll03 Sight Singing Fundamentals MUSll04 Vocal Skills or MUSll03 Sight Singing Fundamentals MUSxxxx Choir - 2 semesters or MUSll04 Vocal Skills MUSxxxx Choir - 2 semesters Introduction to Fine Arts MUS2201 Piano (two semesters) MUSxxxx Lutheran Worship MUS4201
50 cr. 27 cr. 77 cr.
English - Communication Arts & Literature ENG1301 Literature & Writing I ENG1302 Literature & Writing II ENG1310 Public Speaking ENG3310 Interpersonal Communication
12 3 3 3 3
History HIS2110 HIS2111 HIS3010
11 4 4
Western History & Culture I Western History & Culture II United States History since 1945
11 Music Students take one of the following two course sequences to meet the general education requirements in music.
To prepare qualified educators, the college offers a curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree. The education curriculum includes both general education and professional education courses. In addition to courses that prepare graduates for teaching, the professional education segment gives students five clinical experiences plus two student teaching experiences in which they apply standards of effective teaching. General Education Requirements Common Core (d. page 26) Additional General Education Total General Education
Contemporary Mathematics for Teachers or Modern Concepts of Geometry
Mathematics 8 MTH1001 Computer Applications 2 MTH1010 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics or 3 Mathematics: A Human Endeavor MTH1011
For piano students with moderatekeyboardbackgroundor organ students: MUSxxxx Vocal/Choral MUSxxx Choir - 4 semesters or MUSll03 Sight Singing Fundamentals MUSll04 Vocal Skills or MUSll03 Sight Singing Fundamentals MUSxxxx Choir - 2 semesters or MUSll04 Vocal Skills MUSxxxx Choir - 2 semesters Introduction to Fine Arts MUS2201 Music Technology MUS3320 Piano/Organ (three semesters) MUSxxxx Lutheran Worship MUS4201
3 1 3 2 2
Physical Education PED1112 Fitness for Life Two Phy Ed activity courses PED1xxx Phy Ed activity course with First Aid PED1xxx Religion RELl001 RELl002
18 3 3
Biblical History & Literature I Biblical History & Literature II
REL2001 REL3001 REL3002 REL4001 Science SCIlOOl SCIlIOl SCIl 110
Biblical History & Literature III Christian Doctrine I Christian Doctrine II Lutheran Confessional Writings
3 3 3 3
Our Living World & Lab (SCIlOO2) Our Physical World Physical Geography & Lab (SCIl111)
9 3 3 3
Social Science SSC2201 Geography of North America SSC4201 Introduction to Minority Cultures Grade Point Average Requirements 1. A 2.5 GP A is required for all majors. A onesemester probationary period is given if students fall below 2.50. During this semester students may take new courses or may repeat courses in the major to reach a 2.50 average. If students fail to gain this status, they are required to withdraw from the major. 2.
A minimum grade point average of 2.00 for the three Bible courses (RELlOOl, RELl002, and REL2001) and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for the three doctrine courses (REL3001, REL3002, and REL4001) are required for graduation.
Minnesota Licensure The early childhood, elementary teacher education, and secondary mathematics programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Successful completion of these curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree enables graduates to meet the Minnesota standards for licensure.
6 3 3
Graduates are eligible for the following Minnesota licensure areas. • Early Childhood Education (Birth-age 8) •
Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure with Communication Arts & Literature Specialty (Grades 5-8)
Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure with Mathematics Specialty (Grades 5-8)
Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure with Science Specialty (Grades 5-8)
Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure with Social Studies Specialty (Grades 5-8)
Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure with World Language: Spanish Specialty (5-8) Secondary Mathematics
Students also have the option of adding one of the following non-licensure Emphasis areas - Coaching, German, Music, Physical Education, Spanish. Non-Teaching Education Degree Under special circumstances education students may complete a non-teaching education degree. These students are required to complete all requirements for the education degree except student teaching, the PRAXIS examinations, and the portfolio requirement. The transcript and diploma of these students state "Non-Teaching Degree."
Students must take the Praxis I (Pre-Professional Skills Test) before they register for student teaching. Students also are required to take the Praxis II tests for their respective areas. Passing scores on these tests are required for licensure and also for recommendation for a call into the teaching ministry. Policies concerning admission to teacher education programs, continuance in the programs, admission to student teaching, PRAXIS tests, and licensure requirements are detailed in the Martin Luther College teacher education program handbooks. These handbooks can be viewed online by accessing the college website.
The early childhood major prepares students to teach children from birth to age eight. Graduates with an early childhood major are available for assignment to an early childhood ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. In addition to qualifying themselves for the teaching ministry, graduates are also qualified for Minnesota state licensure in early childhood education (birth-8years). Students may also be eligible for licensure in other states. In addition to general education requirements, students complete the following major courses.
EDU1401 EDU2401 EDU3220 EDU3225 EDU3230 EDU3102 EDU3104 EDU3109 EDU3111 EDU3113 EDU3114 EDU3401 EDU3405 EDU3407 EDU4101 EDU4102 EDU4103 EDU4151 PSY3010 PSY3020
Early Field Experience I Early Field Experience II Teaching Music Teaching Physical Education Art in Elementary & Middle Schools Infant & Toddler Educare Teaching Literacy I Preprimary Curriculum The Child in the Family Teaching Literacy II Primary Curriculum Early Field Experience III Individual Field Experience Early Childhood Education Clinical Foundations in Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Exceptionality Administration of Early Childhood Programs Student Teaching in Early Childhood Child Development (Ages 0-8) Psychology of Learning
.5 .5 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 .5 .5 1 3 3 3 16 3 3
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MAJOR SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR PLAN Freshman Year - Sem. I
Freshman Year - Sem. II
ENG1301 MTH1001 MUSxxxx
Literature & Writing I Computer Applications Vocal/Choral (Choir Option - 0.5)
PEDxxxx MUS2201 REL1001 SCI1110 & 1111 MUSxxxx
Phy Ed Activity Intro to Fine Arts Biblical History & Literature I Physical Geography (+ Lab) Keyboard
0.5 3 3 3
Sophomore Year - Sem I. HIS2110 MUSxxxx EDU3230 PEDxxxx REL2001 SCI1101 PSY3010 / EDU3102
ENG1302 ENG1310 MTH1010/1011 MUSxxxx
Literature & Writing " Public Speaking Intro Cont Math / Math: Hum End Vocal/Choral (Choir Option - 0.5)
3 3 3
PEDxxxx REL1002 SCI1001 & 1002 EDU1401 MUSxxxx
Phy Ed Activity Biblical History & Literature" Our Living World (+ Lab) Early Field Experience I Ke~board Total Cr
0.5 3 3 0.5 1 18 (34.5)
Sophomore Year- Sem.II
Western History & Culture I Keyboard Art in Elem & Middle Schls Phy Ed Activity + First Aid Biblical Hist & Literature "I Our Physical World Child Dev/lnfant & Toddler Educare
4 1 2 0.5 3 3 3
(Choir Option - 0.5)
HIS2111 MTH2001/2002 MMUS3320/USxxxx PED1112 REL3001 EDU3225 EDU3111/EDU4101 EDU2401
Western History & Culture" 4 Cont Math Tchrs / Mod Con Geometry 3 Music Technology/Keyboard Fitness for Life 0.5 Christian Doctrine I 3 Teaching Phy Ed 2 Child in the Family / Foundations in ECE 3 Early Field Experience " 0.5 Total Cr 17 (68)
(Choir Option - 0.5)
Junior Year - Sem. I
Junior Year - Sem. II
EDU3104 PSY3020 EDU4102 PSY3010 / EDU3102
EDU4101/3111 EDU3113 EDU3114 EDU4103 REL3002 EDU3220 EDU3401 EDU3405
Teaching Literacy I Psych of Learning Early Childhood Exceptionality Child Dev/lnfant & Toddler Educare
3 3 3 3
Foundations in ECE / Child in the Family 3 Teaching Literacy" 3 Primary Curriculum 4 Admin of Early Childhood Programs 3 Christian Doctrine" 3 Teaching Music 2 Early Field Experience III 0.5 Individual Field Exeerience (alll 0.5 Total Cr 19 (103)
Senior Year - Sem I.
Senior Year - Sem. II
SSC2201 MUS4201 HIS3010 REL4001 ENG3310 SSC4201
Student Teaching in Early Childhood 16
Geography of North America Lutheran Worship US History Since 1945 Lutheran Confessional Writings Interpersonal Communication Intro to Minori~ Cultures
3 2 3 3 3 3
The elementary major prepares students to teach kindergarten through eighth grade. Graduates with an elementary major are available for assignment to an elementary school ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. In addition to qualifying themselves for the teaching ministry, graduates are also qualified for Minnesota state licensure in elementary education (K-6) with 5-8 specialties of communication arts and literature, mathematics, science, social studies, and world language (Spanish). Students may also be eligible for licensure in other states. In addition to general education requirements, students complete the following major courses. EDU1401 EDU2401 EDU3201 EDU3205 EDU3210 EDU3215 EDU3220 EDU3225 EDU3230 EDU3235 EDU3240 EDU3245 EDU3401 EDU3405 EDU3410 EDU4201 EDU4210 EDU4220 EDU4251 EDU4252 PSY2002 PSY3020
Early Field Experience I Early Field Experience II Children's Literature Teaching Language Arts Teaching Reading Teaching Religion Teaching Music Teaching Physical Education Art in Elementary & Middle Schools Teaching Social Studies Teaching Science Teaching Mathematics Early Field Experience III Individual Field Experiences Junior Clinical Foundations of Education Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools Educating the Exceptional Child Student Teaching in Elementary & Middle Schools I Student Teaching in Elementary & Middle Schools II Psychology of Human Growth & Development Psychology of Learning
.5 .5 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 .5 .5 .5 3 3 2 9 5
English-Communication Arts and Literature Students select 3 courses (9 credits)
ENG3004 ENG3010 ENG3102 ENG3103 ENG3104 ENG3111 ENG3112 ENG3207 ENG3225
American Renaissance, Realism & Naturalism 20th Century American Literature American Minority Writers British Authors Before 1700 Shakespeare: Comedies & Histories Shakespeare: Tragedies & Romances British Authors from 1700 to 1832 British Authors from 1832 to 1950 Literature of the Modern World Literary Criticism
3 3 3
Advanced Writing Structure of English Film and Mass Media
German (9-13) For students entering with no German: GER1001 Elementary German I GER1002 Elementary German II GER2001 Intermediate German I
4 4 3
For students entering with some German(diagnostic test placement) GER1002 Elementary German II GER2001 Intermediate German I GER2002 Intermediate German II
4 3 3
For students entering with a good German background (diagnostic test placement) GER2001 Intermediate German I GER2002 Intermediate German II GER2011 Survey of Theological German
3 3 3
Spanish (9-11) For students entering with no Spanish background: SPN1001 Elementary Spanish I SPN1002 Elementary Spanish II SPN2001 Intermediate Spanish I
4 4 3
For students placement) SPN1002 SPN2001 SPN2002
Elementary Spanish II Intermediate Spanish I Intermediate Spanish II
4 3 3
For students entering with a good Spanish background (diagnostic test placement) SPN2001 Intermediate Spanish I SPN2002 Intermediate Spanish II SPN2011 Intermediate Spanish III
3 3 3
Mathematics MTH20l0 Calculus I
Emphasis Areas Students select one of the following emphasis areas.
ENG3305 ENG3322 ENG3330
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
entering with some Spanish (diagnostic test
Elementary Statistics Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Conducting Theory of Music I Piano/Organ/Voice/Instrument (1 credit per semester) Wind Symphony/Choir (.5 credit per semester)
2 3 3
MUS2301 MUS3101 MUSxxxx MUSxxxx
PED2010 PED3001 PED3002 PEDxxxx
Foundations of Physical Education Curriculum Development Motor Learning Two additional Phy Ed activity courses
2 3 3 1
PED2015 PED2016 PED3004 PED3006 SCI2010
Coaching Theory I or Coaching Theory II Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries Principles of Coaching Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab (SCI20ll)
2 2 2
SCI2015 SCI2025 SCI2120
Botany & Lab (SCI2016) General Chemistry I History of Science
HIS3024 HIS3025 SSC3201 SSC3202
3 3 3
United States Government The American Scene to 1877 Sociology or Principles of Economics
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR Freshman Year - Sem. I ENG1301 MTH1001 MUSxxxx
Literature & Writing I Computer Applications Vocal/Choral (Choir Option - 0.5)
Phy Ed Activity
Psych of Human Grow & Dev
Biblical History & Literature I Physical Geography (+ Lab)
SCI1110 & 1111
Freshman Year - Sem. II 3 2 1 0.5 3 3 3 15.5
Western History & Culture I
Intro to Fine Arts Phy Ed Activity + First Aid
PEDxxxx REL2001 SSC2201
Biblical Hist & Literature '" Geography of North America Emphasis Course
ENG1302 ENG1310 MTH1010/1011 MUSxxxx
Literature & Writing" Public Speaking Intro or Cont Math I Math: Hum End Vocal/Choral (Choir Option - 0.5)
Phy Ed Activity
SCI1001 & 1002 EDU1401
Total Cr (Choir Option - 0.5)
0.5 3 3 0.5 17(32.5)
Western History & Culture" Cont Math Tchrs/Mod Con Geometry
Fitness for Life Christian Doctrine I Our Physical World
Biblical History & Literature" Our Living World (+ Lab) Early Field Experience I Total Cr
3 3 3 1
Sophomore Year - Sem. II
Sophomore Year - Sem. I HIS2110
17.5 (50) MUSxxxx
Early Field Experience " Total Cr
0.5 18 (68)
(Choir Option - 0.5)
Junior Year - Sem. II
Keyboard Christian Doctrine" Total Cr
EDU3215 EDU3230 & 3231
Teaching Religion Art in Elem & Middle Schools (+ Lab)
C & I in Elem & Middle Schooltoc
United States History since 1945
Psychology of Learning
3 15.5 (83.5)
Emphasis Course EDU3401 EDU3405
Early Field Experience "I
Individual Field Experiences
Senior Year - Sem. I EDU3220 EDU3225
Teaching Music Teaching Physical Education
EDU4201 EDU4220 MUS4201 REL4001
Foundations of Education Educating the Exceptional Chid Lutheran Worship Lutheran Conf Writings
3 2 2
Intro to Minority Cultures Total Cr
3 3 17 (119.5)
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND ELEMENTARY E[)UCATION DOUBLE MAlOR Students interested in early childhood education are encouraged to complete the double major of early childhood and elementary education. The double major provides graduates the flexibility of serving in either an early childhood ministry or an elementary school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Double major graduates qualify for Minnesota state licenses in both early childhood and in elementary education. Students choosing the five-year, double major program of early childhood education and elementary education add the following courses to their early childhood major.
Academic Semester - Sem I Children's Literature Teaching Language Arts
2 2 4
Teaching Reading Junior Clinical
Foundations of Education Curriculum & Instruction
Educating the Exceptional Child
Ps~ch of Human Growth & Dev
3 2 3 22.5
·Summer, online, or overload
Academic Semester Year 5
·Six credits of General Education need to be taken during summer sessions, online, or by overloading.
This major prepares students to teach mathematics to middle school and high school students. The program may be completed in four years. Graduates are eligible for Minnesota licensure and for assignment to secondary schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. However, students are strongly encouraged to double major by adding the elementary education major since most graduates are assigned to an elementary school. Few graduates are assigned to Wisconsin Synod secondary schools. Graduates of the four-year mathematics major are not eligible for assignment to Wisconsin Synod elementary schools. In addition to general education requirements, students complete the following major courses.
MTH20l0 MTH2011 MTH2012 MTH20l3 MTH2020 MTH2021 MTH2022 MTH2023 MTH3001 MTH3002 MTH3003 MTH3006 EDU1401 EDU2401 EDU3345 EDU3401 EDU3405 EDU3421 EDU4210 EDU4220 EDU4301 EDU4311 EDU4351 EDU4352 PSY3020 PSY3031
Calculus I Calculus II Calcul us III Calculus IV Elementary Statistics Linear Algebra Discrete Mathematics College Geometry Number Theory History of Mathematics Statistics Abstract Algebra & Introduction to Topology Early Field Experience I Early Field Experience II Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School Early Field Experience III Individual Field Experience Mathematics Clinical Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schls Educating the Exceptional Child Reading Strategies for the Content Areas Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School Student Teaching in the Secondary School I Student Teaching in the Secondary School II Psychology of Learning Adolescent Psychology
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 .5 5 3
1 3 2 2 3 9 5 3 3
(Education- 30) (Psychology -6)
SECONDARY EDUCATION MATHEMATICS SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR PLAN ENG1301 MTH1011 MTH2010 SCI1001 & 1002 REL1001 SCI1110 & 1111 MUSxxxx
HIS2110 MTH2012/MTH2023 PEDxxxx REL2001 SCI1101 MTH2021/MTH2022 MUSxxxx
Literature & Writing I Math: A Human Endeavor Calculus I Our Living World (+ Lab) Biblical Hist & Literature I Physical Geography (+ Lab) Vocal/Choral (Choir Option - 0.5)
3 3 3 3 3 3
Western History & Culture I Calculus 1111 College Geometry Phy Ed Activity + First Aid Biblical Hist & Literature III Our Physical World Linear Algebra/Discrete Math Keyboard (Choir Option - 0.5) Total Cr
Freshman Year ENG1302 ENG1310 MTH1001 MTH2011 MUSxxxx REL1002 MTH2020 EDU1401
Sophomore Year 4 HIS2111 3 MTH2013/MTH3003 0.5 3 3 PED1112 3 REL3001 PSY3031 MUSxxxx EDU2401 17.5 (55)
Literature & Writing II Public Speaking Computer Applications Calculus II Vocal/Choral (Choir Option - 0.5) Biblical Hist & Literature II Elementary Statistics Early Field Experience I Total Cr
3 3 2 3 1 3 3 0.5 18.5
Western History & Culture II Calculus IV/Statistics
4 3 3
Fitness for Life Christian Doctrine I Adolescent Psychology Keyboard Early Field Experience II (Choir Option - 0.5) Total Cr
0.5 3 3 0.5 18/19 (73/74)
Junior Year ENG3310 SSC2201 MTH2012/MTH2023 MTH2021/MTH2022 EDU4220 PSY3020 MUSxxxx
Interpersonal Communication Geography of North America Calculus IIl/Coliege Geometry Linear Algebra/Discrete Math Educating the Exceptional Child Psychology of Learning Keyboard
3 3 3 3 2 3
MTH30021 MTH3006 MUS2201 REL3002 MUS3320/MUSxxxx EDU3401 EDU3405
History of Math Abst Alg & Intro Top Intro to Fine Arts Christian Doctrine II Music Technology/Keyboard Early Field Experience III Individual Field Experience (all) Total Cr
3 3 3 0.5 0.5 17/18
Lutheran Confessional Writings Intro to Minority Cultures C & I in Elem & Middle Schools Lutheran Worship US History Since 1945 History of Math Abst Alg & Intro Top Total Cr
3 3 3 2 3 3 17(145)
Senior Year REL4001 SCC4201 EDU4210 MUS4201 HIS3010 MTH30021 MTH3006 Total Cr
SECONDARY EDUCATION MATHEMATICS AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DOUBLE MAJOR The secondary education mathematics and elementary education double major is a five-year program. Secondary mathematics education majors are encouraged to complete this double major program. The double major provides graduates the flexibility of serving in either an elementary or secondary school of the Wisconsin Synod. Double major graduates qualify for Minnesota state licenses in both elementary education and secondary mathematics education. Double majors add the following courses to their mathematics major. List of courses the same as early childhood double major.
Academic Semester - Sem I Children's Literature
Teaching Language Arts Teaching Reading
Junior Clinical Teaching Religion
Foundations of Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Educating the Exceptional Child
Psych of Human Growth & Dev
2 2 4 3 19
'Summer, online, or overload
Academic Semester Year 5
'Six credits of General Education need to be taken during summer sessions, online, or by overloading.
These majors are double majors. Students complete a secondary education major and an elementary education major. These double major programs require five years of college. Graduates are available for assignment to an elementary or secondary school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Graduates of these programs are not currently eligible for Minnesota licensure. However, approval for Minnesota licensure is pending for several of these programs. In addition to general education requirements, students complete the following major courses. Secondary Professional Education for all majors EDU4301 Reading Strategies for Content Areas EDU431x Teaching in the Secondary School EDU4351 Student Tchg in the Sec School I EDU4352 Student Tchg in the Sec School II PSY3030/31 Adolescent Psychology
English - Communication Literature Major Required EDU3310 ENG3010 ENG3103 ENG3104 ENG3225 ENG3320 ENG3330 ENG4301
2 3 9 5 2/3
Adolescent Literature American Minority Writers Shakespeare: Comedies & Histories or Shakespeare: Tragedies & Romances Literary Criticism Structure of English Film and Mass Media Tchg English in Secondary School
American Renaissance, Realism & Naturalism ENG3004 20th Century American Literature ENG3102 British Authors Before 1700 ENG3111 British Authors from 1700 to 1832 ENG3112 British Authors from 1832 to 1950 ENG3207 Literature of the Modern World ENG3305 Advanced Writing The following required general education courses support the English major: ENG1201, ENG1202, ENG1310, ENGI301, ENG1302, ENG2201, ENG3310. (ENG1201, ENG1202, ENG2201 are crosslisted with RELI001, RELl002, REL2001.)
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
HIS4110 SSC3201 SSC3202 SSC3210 HIS/SSCxxxx
Foundations of History Sociology Principles of Economics World Regional Geography Electives
3 3 3 3 6
American Electives HIS 3020 Early America HIS 3021 The Union in Crisis HIS 3022 America's Gilded Age & Progressive Era HIS 3023 Lutheranism in America
3 3 3 3
World Electives HIS3101 The Ancient Near East HIS3102 The High Middle Ages HIS3105 First Century Roman World HIS3110 History of Modern China HIS3121 From Despots to Nation States HIS3125 The Arab-Israeli Conflict HIS4101 The World in the Twentieth Century SSC3212 Geography of Latin America SSC3220 Latin American Culture & Civilization (Spanish prerequisite) The following required general education courses support the History/Social Science major:, HISl101, HISll02, HIS2101, HIS2110,HIS2111, SSC1210, SSC2201,HIS3010, SSC4201.(HISll01, HISll02, HIS2101 are cross-listed with REL1001, RELlOO2, REL2001. SSC1210 is cross-listed with SCnll0.)
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Music Major Students take one of the following two course sequences to meet the general education requirements in music. 1. For students with little or no keyboard background.
History-Social HIS3024 HIS3025 HIS3104
Science Major United States Government The American Scene to 1877 The Reformation Era
3 3 3
MUSI001 MUSI002 MUSll10 MUSllll
Keyboard for Classroom Teachers I Keyboard for Classroom Teachers II Sight Singing & Ear Training I Sight Singing & Ear Training II
1 1 1 1
substitutes for General Education Yccal/Choral
Piano (two semesters) Music History I (Substituted for MUS220l Intra. to Fine Arts)
II. For piano students with moderate keyboard background or organ students. MUSI 110 Sight Singing & Ear Training I MUS1111 Sight Singing & Ear Training II
(MUSlll0jMUSllll substitutes for General Education VocaVChoral requirements.)
Music History I
(Substituted for MUS220l: Intra. to Fine Arts)
MUS3320 MUSxxxx MUS4201
Music Technology Piano / Organ Lutheran Worship
Students choose either a choral/vocal or instrumental major. Choral/Vocal MUS2030 MUS2301 MUS3101
Applied Voice (three semesters) Introduction to Conducting Theory of Music I
3 2 3
MUS3102/3 MUS3202 MUS3301 MUS3305 MUS4202 MUS4301 MUSxxxx MUSxxxx MUSxxxx
Music Theory II & III • Music History II Choral Repertoire Training Child Singers Musical Heritage of Lutheran Church Advanced Conducting Piano/Organ/Voice (one semester) Choir (six semesters) Elective
6 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 3
Instrumental Major MUS2040 Applied Instrument (3 semesters) MUS2046 Wind Symphony (6 semesters) MUS2301 Introduction to Conducting MUS3101 Theory of Music I MUS3102/3 Music Theory II & III • MUS3202 Music History II MUS3302 Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques MUS3310 Brass Techniques MUS3311 Woodwinds Techniques MUS3312 Percussion Techniques MUS3313 String Techniques MUS4202 Musical Heritage of Lutheran Church MUS4301 Advanced Conducting
3 3 2 3 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
• If students enter with enough music theory background to bypass MUS3101, the music theory sequence would then be MUS3102, MUS3103, and either MUS4101 or MUS4102.
Physical Education Major 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3
PED20l0 PED2015 PED2016 PED3001 PED3002 PED3003 PED3004 PED3005 PED3006 PED4001
Foundations of Physical Education Coaching Theory I Coaching Theory II Curriculum Development Motor Learning Safety First Aid & CPR Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury School and Personal Health Principles of Coaching Organization& Administration of Physical Education & Athletics Applied Kinesiology PED4002 Physiology of Exercise PED4003 Two Phy. Ed. activity courses PEDlxxx Anatomy & Physiology I & SCI2010 Lab (SCI2011) The following required general education courses support the Physical Education major: three activity courses, one of which is PEDl112.
3 3 1
Science Major Students choose either a life science or a physical science major. Life Science SCI2001 SCI2010 SCI2015 SCI2025 SCI2120 SCI3003 SCI3010 SCI4025 SCI4105 SCIxxxx
Advanced Biology & Lab (SCI2002) Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab (SCI2011) Botany & Lab (SCI20l6) General Chemistry I History of Science Zoology & Lab (SCI3004) Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab (SCI3011) Chemistry of Life Science in Our Society One Elective
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Choosefrom the following menu. SCI2020 Marine Ecology SCI3015 Fundamentals of Ecology SCI3025 General Chemistry II
3 3 3
Physical Science. SCI2025 General Chemistry I SCI2101 Physics I (replaces General Education
requirement for SCIllOl Our Physical World)
SCI2102 SCI2103 SCI2105 SCI2120 SCI3025 SCI3102 SCI3103 SCI4102
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Physics II Astronomy Geology & Lab (SCI2106) History of Science General Chemistry II Physics III Meteorology Physics IV
Science in Our Society One Elective
Choosefrom the following menu. SCI3015 Fundamentals of Ecology SCI4025 Chemistry of Life MTH2011 Calculus II
3 3 3
MUSxxxx Elective 3 MUS4351 Parish Music Practicum 16 • If students enter with enough music theory background to bypass MUS3101, the music theory sequence would then be MUS3102, MUS3103, and either MUS4101 or MUS4102.
MTH20l0 Calculus I (prerequisite for Physical Science major) The following required general education courses support the Science major: SCIlIOl, SCIlOOl,SCIl110. Spanish Major SPN2001 SPN2002 SPN20l1 SPN2012 SPN3001 SPN3002 SPN3011 SPN4001 SPN4002 SPN4011 EDU3301
Intermediate Spanish I Intermediate Spanish II Intermediate Spanish III Communicating Christ in Spanish Latin-American Culture & Civilization Intro. to Spanish & Latin American Literature Advanced Spanish Conversation Selected Topics in Spanish I Selected Topics in Spanish II Spanish Immersion I Teaching Foreign Language
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 2
Parish Music Major Students take thefollowing course sequence to meet the general education requirement in music. MUS1110 MUSl111
Sight Singing & Ear Training I Sight Singing & Ear Training II
substitutes for General Education VocaVChoral
Organ (three semesters) Music History I
Music Technology Lutheran Worship
(substitutes for MUS2201: Intra. to Fine Arts)
MUS2030 MUS2301 MUS3101 MUS3102/3 MUS3202 MUS3301 MUS3305 MUS4202 MUS4301 MUSxxxx MUSxxxx MUSxxxx
Applied Voice (one semester) Introduction to Conducting Theory of Music I Music Theory II & III • Music History II Choral Repertoire Training Child Singers Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church Advanced Conducting Organ (three semesters) Organ or Voice (one semester) Choir (four semesters)
1 2 1 2 3 6 3 2 2 2 2 3 1 2
The pre-seminary curriculum at Martin Luther College prepares men to enroll at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. This course of study stresses foreign languages. Hebrew and Greek, required of all students, are the original languages of Scripture. A student selects a non-biblical language option from a menu of German, Latin, a German/Latin combination, Spanish, or another spoken language. Lutheran theologians did much of their writing in German and Latin, while Spanish is the primary language of a growing segment of the American population. A student may also fulfill the non-biblical language requirement with achievement in another living language. In addition, the curriculum includes a selective liberal arts emphasis, with special attention given to literature and history. Academic Credits Required for the Bachelor of Arts Degree Psychology/Philosophy English (including an area elective) Greek (including an area elective or GRK3001) Hebrew Non-biblical language option (student chooses one) German Latin Confessional Languages (German and Latin) Spanish Another spoken language Computer/Mathematics Music/Fine Arts Physical Education Religion Science History (including an area elective) Other Cultures Free Electives (four courses)
7 15 19 14 12 13 19 12 12 5 3 1 21 6 14 3 12
Students take either classical or koine Greek. The academic dean assigns entering students to classical or koine Greek on the basis of their high school record and their ACT predictive data. Koine Greek students have three free electives. Students in the confessional languages option will usually also have fewer free electives. Students may select a maximum of three free electives from one academic area. Total Credits required for graduation
A student enrolling in the Pre-Seminary Program with the entrance requirements and preferences listed in the admissions section can complete his program of study in four years. Most students can complete a degree program in four years even if they are lacking some of the preferred high school credits.
Courses marked with a plus (+), or their high school equivalents, are prerequisites for the Bachelorof Arts (BA) program. Courses marked with a pound sign (#) are requiredfor all students in a BA program. Computer I Mathematics MTH1001# Computer Applications MTH0002+ Developmental Mathematics
(required of students who have an ACT mathematics subscore of 17 or lower beforethey may enroll in MTH1010 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics) MTH1010#
Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics (a lower level course) or Mathematics: A Human Endeavor
(a higher level course) Arts &. Literature One English literature area elective is requiredfor all students in a BA program. The menu of courses fulfilling this requirement is marked with an asterisk (*).
ENG1301# ENG1302# ENG1310# ENG2301 ENG3002*
Literature & Writing I Literature & Writing II Public Speaking Intermediate Composition American Renaissance Realism & Naturalism ENG3004 Twentieth Century American Literature ENG3010 American Minority Writers ENG3102* British Authors before 1700 ENG3103* Shakespeare: Comedies & Histories ENG3104* Shakespeare: Tragedies & Romances ENG3111* British Authors from1700 to 1832 ENG3112* British Authors from 1832 to 1950 ENG3207 Literature of the Modem World ENG3225 Literary Criticism ENG3303 Advanced Expository Writing ENG3304 Argument & Advocacy in Writing ENG3310# Interpersonal Communication ENG3320 Introduction to Logic A student may not receivegraduation creditfor both ENG3202 and GRK3002.
3 3 3 3 3
Elementary Koine Greek I Elementary Koine Greek II Elementary Classical Greek I
Elementary Classical Greek II Intermediate Koine Greek I Intermediate Koine Greek II Intermediate Classical Greek I Intermediate Classical Greek II Hellenistic Texts Greek Classics in Translation Greek Comedy Herodotus Lysias & Greek Oratory Homer's Iliad Plato
Hebrew HEBI001# HEBI002# HEB2001# HEB2002# HEB3001
Elementary Biblical Hebrew I Elementary Biblical Hebrew II Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II Prophetic & Poetic Texts
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5 5 5
5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 3 3 3
One history areaelective is requiredfor all students in a BA program (*). An electivefrom this history menu fulfills this requirement. HIS2110# HIS2111# HIS3001 HIS3010# HIS3020*
Greek Courses marked with a section symbol (ยง) are requiredfor students in the classical Greek track. Courses marked with a paragraph symbol (~ are requiredfor students in the koine Greek track. One classical Greek elective is requiredfor students in tile classical track. The menu of coursesfulfilling this requirement is marked with an asterisk (*). GRK1001~ GRK1002~ GRKll01ยง
GRKll02ยง GRK2001~ GRK2002~ GRK2101ยง GRK2102ยง GRK3001~ GRK3002~ GRK3101* GRK3102* GRK3103* GRK3104* GRK3106*
HIS3021* HIS3022* HIS3101* HIS3102* HIS3105* HIS3110* HIS3121* HIS3125* HIS4101* HIS4110* Musicl Fine MUSOOO1+ MUS2030 MUS2035 MUS2037 MUS2040 MUS2046 MUS2201#
Western History & Culture I Western History & Culture II Survey of Art United States History since 1945 Early America: Revolution & Constitution The Union in Crisis America's Gilded Age and Progressive Era The Ancient Near East The High Middle Ages First Century Roman World History of Modem China From Despots to Nation States The Arab-Israeli Conflict The World in the Twentieth Century Foundations of History
4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Arts Introduction to Music Applied Voice Chorale Male Choir Applied Instrument Wind Symphony Introduction to Fine Arts
1 1 .5 .5 1 .5 3
MUS2301Âˇ:Âˇ MUS3035 MUS3101 MUS3102 MUS3103 MUS3210 MUS3211 MUS3212 MUSxxxx
Introduction to Conducting College Choir Theory of Music I Theory of Music II Theory of Music III Johann Sebastian Bach American Music World Music Applied Keyboard
2 .5 3 3 3 3 3 3 1
.:.To qualify as afree elective of three credits, a student taking this course needs to add a 1credit performance course: applied keyboard, applied voice, applied instrument. A combination ofl and 0.5 credit music courses may not substitute for a 3 creditfree elective. Non-Biblical
2. German GERIOOl+ GERIOO2+ GER2001# GER2002# GER2011# GER2012# GER3002 GER3021 GER3022 GER4010
Elementary German I Elementary German II Intermediate German I Intermediate German II Luther German Intermediate Latin Vergil's Aeneid Ecclesiastical Latin
4. S12anish SPNIOO1+ SPNIOO2+ SPN2001# SPN2002# SPN2011# SPN2012# SPN3001
1. Confessional Languages The confessional languages option enables students to read theological literature in both German and Latin. The option requires the equivalent of five college semesters in each language. Individual student programs will vary, depending on high school study that may result in credit by examination. Students choosing this option will usually have fewer free electives than students choosing other language options. GERIOOl+ GERIOO2+ GER2001# GER2002# GER2012# LAT2001# LAT2002# LAT2012#
3. Latin LAT2001# LAT2002# LAT2011# LAT2012# LAT3001 LAT3003
4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3
SPN3002 SPN3011 SPN4001 SPN4002 SPN4011
4 3 3 3 3 3
Elementary Spanish I Elementary Spanish II Intermediate Spanish I Intermediate Spanish II Intermediate Spanish III Communicating Christ in Spanish Latin-American Culture & Civilization Spanish & Latin American Literature Advanced Spanish Conversation Selected Topics in Spanish I Selected Topics in Spanish II Spanish Immersion I
4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6
5. Another S120kenLanguage A student choosing this language option must furnish an official college transcript verifying six college semesters of another spoken language or must provide other recognized verification that demonstrates the equivalence of six college semesters. Other Cultures
One other-cultures course is required for all students in the BA program. SSC3220
Elementary German I Elementary German II Intermediate German I Intermediate German II Survey of Theological German Luther German Readings in German Literature European German Lutheran Writings American German Lutheran Writings German Immersion I
Intermediate Latin Vergil's Aeneid Classical Latin Literature Ecclesiastical Latin Roman Historians Post-Reformation Latin Lutheran Writings
4 4 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3
Latin-American Culture & Civilization (Spanish Prerequisite) Introduction to Minority Cultures
Note: A student in a BA program may carry other coursesfrom the MLC curriculum as extra courses not counting for graduation credit, provided the student has fulfilled the prerequisites or receives the approval of the instructor. Philosophy REL3030#
Introduction to Philosophy
Physical Education PEDll12# Fitness for Life Phy Ed. activity course PEDlxxx#
PSY2001# PSY3001 PSY3002 Religion RELOOO1+ RELOO02+ RELl 001# RELlO02# REL2001# REL3010# REL3011# REL3020 REL3021 REL4010# REL4011#
Introduction to Psychology Lifespan Development Abnormal Psychology
Survey of Christian Doctrine I Survey of Christian Doctrine II Biblical History & Literature I Biblical History & Literature II Biblical History & Literature III Symbolics St. John's Gospel World Religions Patristic Readings in Context The Book of Acts First Corinthians
Science Two science courses are required SCIlOO1# Our Living World & Lab (SCIlO02) and
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
One of thefollowing science electives: SCIl101
Our Physical World
(required, if student does not have a high schoolphysics credit) SCIlllO SCI2001 SCI2010 SCI2020 SCI2120
Physical Geography & Lab (SCIllll) Advanced Biology & Lab (SCI2002) Human Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab (SCI2011) Marine Ecology History of Science
3 3 3 3 3
Or with consent of the instructor SCI2lO1 SCI2l03 SCI2l05
Physics I Astronomy Geology & Lab (SCI2l06)
3 3 3
A student may takefor degreecredit up to threeadditional sciencecoursesfrom the abovelists asfree electives. Also acceptableas afree elective is SCI3010
Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab (SCI3011)
Prerequisite SCI2010/11 Social Sciences SSC3201 Sociology SSC3202 Principles of Economics SSC3210 World Regional Geography SSC3212 Geography of Latin America
3 3 3 3
A student may take only one of the geography courses (SSC321O or SSC3212) for free elective credit.
SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR Freshman - Sem. I
Freshman - Sem. II
Literature & Writing I
Literature & Writing II
Elementary Greek I
MTH1001 REL 1001
Computer Applications Biblical History & Literature I
Elementary Greek II Intro Cont Math/Math: Hum End Biblical History & Literature II
5 3 3
Non-biblical Language Total Cr
Public Speaking Intermediate Greek II
Westem History & Culture II
Introduction to Psychology
Intermediate Greek I Western History & Culture I
Fitness for Life
Biblical Hist & Literature III
Our Living World (+ Lab) Non-biblical Language
GRK HEB1001 REL3010 SCI
Greek Elective Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
3 4 3 3
English Literature Elective
Elementary Biblical Hebrew II
Introduction to Fine Arts
Physical Education Activity
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II
US History since 1945
History Elective Introduction to Philosophy
Free Elective Total Cr
Senior - Sem. II
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I Book of Acts Other Cultures Elective
SI. John's Gospel Total Cr
Senior - Sem. I HEB2001 HIS3010 REL4010
3 17 (33.5)
Junior - Sem. II 3
Symbolics Science Elective Total Cr
Non-biblical Language Total Cr
Junior - Sem. I ENG3310
Sophomore - Sem. II 3 4
Non-biblical Language Total Cr
Sophomore - Sem. I
3 3 3 3
First Corinthians Free Elective Total Cr Total Program Credits
3 15 (30) 1321133
1. Students choose a non-biblical language option with the following requirements: o German Equivalent of six college semesters o Latin Equivalent of six college semesters o Spanish Equivalent of six college semesters o Other Living Language Equivalent of six college semesters o Confessional Languages Five semesters German/Five semesters Latin 2. The high school prerequisite is two years of the language of the option (equivalent to two college semesters if the student scores adequately on the placement test). 3. English Literature, Greek, history, physical education, science and other cultures are areas of required electives. 4. Koine students carry GRK3002Greek Classics in Translation and have one fewer free elective. 5. Confessional languages option students usually have fewer free electives.
SEMINARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR PRE-SEMINARY STUDIES Purpose The purpose of the Seminary Certification Program at Martin Luther College is to provide an opportunity for men who are older than traditional college students to prepare for the pastoral ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Objectives 1. To accept into the Seminary Certification Program qualified men who have expressed a desire to serve in the WELS pastoral ministry. 2. To provide these men with the academic skills needed to meet the course requirements at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS). Policies 1. All men who are interested in preparing for the pastoral ministry and who are married or older than 21 should contact the Pastoral Studies Institute at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. 2. Men whom the Pastoral Studies Institute recommends to apply for the MLC Seminary Certification program must meet with the Non-traditional Student Committee of Studies in Pastoral Ministry before they are accepted into the program. 3. The Seminary Certification program is designed for men who have demonstrated leadership skills in their local congregations.
spiritual maturity and
4. Men older than traditional college students have the option of a degree program or a Seminary Certification program. 5. Under ordinary circumstances, men discontinuing their studies at MLC and later returning resume the program they were carrying when they discontinued. 6. The Dean for Pre-Seminary Studies tailors a Seminary Certification program to correspond with the academic background of each student. 7. The Dean for Pre-Seminary Studies arranges a program that allows each student to acquire the needed academic skills in the fewest possible semesters. 8. MLC awards certificates to men who successfully complete their prescribed programs. Goal The goal of the Seminary Certification program is to recommend to WLS a continuing number of mature men who have demonstrated appropriate spiritual, academic, and personal attributes to continue preparation for the pastoral office.
FOR SEMINARY CERTIFICATION
I. Students without a bachelor's degree. Computer/ Mathematics MTH1001 Computer Applications MTH1010 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics (a lower level course) or MTH1011 Mathematics: A Human Endeavor(a higher level course)
Credit Subtotal English-Communication Arts & Literature ENG1301 Literature & Writing I ENG1302 Literature & Writing II ENG1310 Public Speaking ENG3310 Interpersonal Communication ENGxxxx English literature elective
Credit Subtotal Greek GRK1001 GRK1002 GRK3001
Elementary Koine Greek I Elementary Koine Greek II Hellenistic Texts
Credit Subtotal Hebrew HEB1001 HEBIOO2 HEB2001 HEB2002
Elementary Biblical Hebrew I Elementary Biblical Hebrew II Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II
Credit Subtotal Music/Fine Arts MUSOOOl Introduction to Music MUS2201 Introduction to Fine Arts
Credit Subtotal Physical Education Fitness for Life PEDl112 Phy Ed activity course PED1xxx
5 3 3 3 3 3
15 5 5 3 13
4 4 3 3 14
Religion REL3001 REL3002 RELlOO1 RELlOO2 REL2001 REL3010 REL3011 REL40l0 REL4011
Christian Doctrine I Christian Doctrine II Biblical History & Literature I Biblical History & Literature II Biblical History & Literature III Symbolics St. John's Gospel The Book of Acts First Corinthians
Credit Subtotal Science SCIlOOl SCIxxxx
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Our Living World & Lab (SCIlOO2) One additional science course
History-Social Science Western History & Culture I HIS2110 Western History & Culture II HIS2111 United States History since 1945 HIS3010
Credit Subtotal Other Cultures Latin-American Culture & SPN3001 Civilization or Introduction to Minority Cultures SSC4201
Credit Subtotal Free Electives Four free electives xxxx
4 4 3 11
Total Credits Required for Certification
Psychology/Philosophy Introduction to Psychology PSY2001 REL3030 Introduction to Philosophy
The length of time needed to complete the requirements of a Seminary Certification program (for students enrolling without a bachelor'sdegree) may extend from two to four years depending upon previous college credits.
II. Students with a bachelor's degree. First Rank GRK1001 GRK1002 HEB1001 HEB1002 HEB2001 HEB2002 REL3001 REL3002 RELlOO1 RELlOO2 REL2001 REL30l0 REL30l2 REL4010 REL4011
Elementary Koine Greek I Elementary Koine Greek II Elementary Biblical Hebrew I Elementary Biblical Hebrew II Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II Christian Doctrine I Christian Doctrine II Biblical History & Literature I Biblical History & Literature II Biblical History & Literature III Symbolics Selections from John's Gospel The Book of Acts First Corinthians
5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3
Second Rank ENG1301 Literature & Writing I ENG1302 Literature & Writing II ENG1310 Public Speaking ENG3310 Interpersonal Communication PSY2001 Introduction to Psychology MTH1001 Computer Applications REL3030 Introduction to Philosophy SSC4201 Introduction to Minority Cultures or SPN3001 Latin-American Culture & Civilization
3 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 3
Credit Subtotal Third Rank HIS2110 Western History & Culture I HIS2111 Western History & Culture II HIS30l0 United States History since 1945
Credit Subtotal Total Possible Creditsfor Seminary Certification
4 4 3
Students who hold a bachelor's degree before they enroll need two years to complete their certification requirements. Total credits carried over thefour semesters may rangefrom fewer than 60 (15 orfewer hours/semester) to 68 (17 hours/semester) depending upon previous college credits. Courses are ranked on three levels, with thefirst rank assigned top priority in setting up individual programs.
The staff ministry program of Martin Luther College exists to prepare qualified staff ministers (e.g., Minister of Family and Youth, Minister of Discipleship, Minister of Christian Education, etc.) for the congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. This program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in ministry. Students choose from the following three options-the staff ministry major option (4 years), the staff ministry major plus elementary education major option (5 years), or the staff ministry major plus parish music major option (5 years). The staff ministry program provides students with a broad background in general education as well as professional courses and practical experiences designed to equip candidates with the competencies necessary to serve as staff ministers. Staff Ministry Major General Education Staff Ministry Credit Total General Education Literature & Writing I ENG1301 Literature & Writing II ENG1302 Public Speaking ENG1310 Interpersonal Communication ENG3310 Western History & Culture I HIS2110 Western History & Culture II HIS2111 United States History since 1945 HIS3010 Computer Applications MTH1001 Introduction to Contemporary MTH1010 Mathematics (a lower level course) or Mathematics: A Human Endeavor MTH1011 (a higher level course) Vocal/Choral MUSxxxx MUSxxx Choir - 4 semesters or MUSII03 Sight Singing Fundamentals MUSII04 Vocal Skills or MUSII03 Sight Singing Fundamentals MUSxxxx Choir - 2 semesters or MUSII04 Vocal Skills MUSxxxx Choir - 2 semesters Introduction to Fine Arts MUS2201 PED1112 PED1xxx PED1xxx PSY2001 PSY2002 RELlOO1
Fitness for Life 2 Phy Ed activity courses Phy Ed activity course with First Aid Introduction to Psychology Psychology of Human Growth & Development Biblical History & Literature I
53 137 84 3 3 3 3 4 4
RELlOO2 REL2001 REL3001 REL3002 REL4001 SCIlOO1 SCIl101 SCIl11 0 SCI2120 SSC2201 xxxx xxxx
SMN2001 SMN2003 SMN2102 SMN3001
SMN3020 SMN3030 SMN3031 SMN3040
.5 1 .5 4 3
3 3 3 3 9 53 3 2 .5
Staff Ministry EDU3215 Teaching Religion MUS4201 Lutheran Worship Staff Ministry Early Field Experience I SMNl102
3 3 3 3 3 3
Biblical History & Literature II Biblical History & Literature III Christian Doctrine I Christian Doctrine II Lutheran Confessional Writings Our Living World & Lab (SCIlOO2) Our Physical World or Physical Geography & Lab (SCIl111) History of Science Geography of North America Other Cultures requirement Free Electives in General Education
SMN3042 SMN3103 SMN4152
The Theology & Practice of Ministry Biblical Interpretation Staff Ministry Early Field Experience II Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry Foundations of Evangelism Congregational Assimilation & Retention Parish Education Caring & Counseling Parish Visitation Organization & Administration in the Parish Developing and Training Leadership Staff Ministry Early Field Experience III One-semester Internship
3 3 .5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 .5 16
& ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DOUBLE MAlOR
This five-year program has a major in elementary education and a major in staff ministry. Staff Ministry Major SMN2001 SMN2003 SMN3001 SMN3010 SMN3011 SMN3020 SMN3030 SMN3031 SMN3040 SMN3042 SMN4152
The Theology & Practice of Ministry Biblical Interpretation Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry Foundations of Evangelism Congregational Assimilation & Retention Parish Education Caring & Counseling Parish Visitation Organization & Admin. in the Parish Developing & Training Leadership One-semester Internship
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Elementary Education EDU1401 EDU2401 EDU3201 EDU3205 EDU3210 EDU3215 EDU3220 EDU3225 EDU3230 EDU3235 EDU3240 EDU3245 EDU3401 EDU3405 EDU3410 EDU4201 EDU4210 EDU4220 EDU4251 EDU4252 PSY2002 PSY3020
Early Field Experience I Early Field Experience II Children's Literature Teaching Language Arts Teaching Reading Teaching Religion Teaching Music Teaching Physical Education Art in Elementary & Middle Schools Teaching Social Studies Teaching Science Teaching Mathematics Early Field Experience III Individual Field Experiences Junior Clinical Foundations of Education Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools Educating the Exceptional Child Student Teaching in Elementary & Middle Schools I Student Teaching in Elementary & Middle Schools II Psychology of Human Growth & Development Psychology of Learning
2 2 4
3 2 2 2 1
2 2 .5 .5 .5
3 3 2 9 5 3 3
MUSIC DOUBLE MAJOR
This five-year program has a major in parish music and a major in staff ministry. In addition to general education requirements, students complete thefollowing major courses. Staff Ministry EDU3215 SMNl102 SMN2001 SMN2003 SMN2102 SMN3001 SMN30l0 SMN3011 SMN3020 SMN3030 SMN3031 SMN3040 SMN3042 SMN3103 SMN3104 SMN4152
Teaching Religion Staff Ministry Early Field Experience I Theology & Practice of Ministry Biblical Interpretation Staff Ministry Early Field Experience II Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry Foundations of Evangelism Congregational Assimilation & Retention Parish Education Caring & Counseling Parish Visitation Organization & Admin. in the Parish Developing & Training Leadership Staff Ministry Early Field Exper III Staff Ministry Individual Field Exper One-Semester Internship
3 .5 3 3 .5 3
MUSxxxx Organ or Voice (one semester) 1 MUSxxxx Choir (four semesters) 2 MUSxxxx Elective 3 MUS4351 Parish Music Practicum 16 • If students enter with enough music theory background to bypass MUS3101, the music theory sequence would then be MUS3102, MUS3103, and either MUS4101 or MUS41 02.
3 3 3 3 3 .5 .5 16
Parish Music Students take thefollowing course sequence to meet the general education requirement in music. MUSll10 MUS1111
Sight Singing & Ear Training I Sight Singing & Ear Training II
(MUSI110jMUSllll requiremen ts.)
substitutes for General Education Vocal/Choral
Organ (three semesters) Music History I
Music Technology Lutheran Worship
(substitutes for MUS2201: Intra. to Fine Arts)
MUS2030 MUS2301 MUS3101 MUS3102j3 MUS3202 MUS3301 MUS3305 MUS4202 MUS4301 MUSxxxx
Applied Voice (one semester) Introduction to Conducting Theory of Music I Music Theory II & III • Music History II Choral Repertoire Training Child Singers Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church Advanced Conducting Organ (three semesters)
1 2 1 2 3 6 3 2 2 2 2 3
Candidates who already hold a bachelor's degree or who are thirty-five years of age or older may be granted certification for service in the WELS as a staff minister upon completion of the religion and professional components of the program. An internship or series of practica is also required. Options exist for full-time study on campus and for part-time study through Martin Luther College summer sessions, extensions courses, distance learning, and independent and directed studies.
Religion Courses RELl001 RELl002 REL2001 REL3001 REL3002 REL4001
Biblical History and Literature I Biblical History and Literature II Biblical History and Literature III Christian Doctrine I Christian Doctrine II Lutheran Confessional Writings
Professional Courses EDU3215 MUS4201 SMN2001 SMN2003 SMN3001 SMN3010 SMN3011 SMN3020 SMN3030 SMN3031 SMN3040 SMN3042
Teaching Religion Lutheran Worship Theology & Practice of Ministry Biblical Interpretation Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry Foundations of Evangelism Congregational Assimilation & Retention Parish Education Caring & Counseling Parish Visitation Organization & Admin. in the Parish Developing & Training Leadership
18 3 3 3 3 3 3
35 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Field Experience An internship or series of practica is required of all staff ministry candidates. The experiences are structured on an individual basis and vary depending on previous involvement in congregational ministry.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Education English-Communication Arts and Literature German Greek Hebrew History Latin Mathematics Music Physical Education Psychology Religion Science Social Sciences Spanish Staff Ministry
62 63 63 64
65 66 68 69 70 71
73 74 74
EDUCATION EDU1401 Early Field Experience I: Introduction to the Teaching Ministry 0.5 credits. A week of activities and experiences designed to introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the teaching ministry. (Freshmen remain on campus for this week.) (Minimum - 40 hours) EDU2401 Early Field Experience II: Observation and Participation 0.5 credits. A week of observation and participation in an early childhood, elementary, middle or secondary classroom. (Minimum-40 hours) EDU3102 Infant & Toddler Educare 3 credits. A family-focused model for the care and early learning of infants and toddlers. EDU3104 Teaching Literacy I 3 credits. Philosophy, methods, and resources for fostering the development of literacy in children (ages infant-preprimary). EDU3109 Preprimary Curriculum 3 credits. Developmentally appropriate experiences and materials for teaching preprimary aged children. EDU3111 The Child in the Family 3 credits. The young child's (ages 0-8) family as a socialf cultural unit with emphasis on parenting programs and positive parent-teacher relationships. EDU3113 Teaching Literacy II 3 credits. Philosophy methods and resources for fostering the development of literacy in children (ages 5-8). EDU3114 Primary Curriculum 4 credits. Objectives, curriculum, methods, and materials for teaching kindergarten and primary grades. EDU3201 Children's Literature 2 credits. An integrated, response-centered approach to literature in the elementary and middle level classroom curriculum with an emphasis on evaluating, selecting, and presenting literature for learning, enrichment, and pleasure.
EDU3205 Teaching Language Arts 2 credits. Objectives, instructional strategies, and materials for teaching writing, speaking, listening, media literacy, and the related areas of handwriting, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar in elementary and middle school classrooms. EDU3210 Teaching Reading 4 credits. Philosophy, methods, and resources for teaching elementary and middle school classroom reading. This course is a prerequisite for EDU4251, EDU4252, and EDU4350. EDU3215 Teaching Religion 3 credits. Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and methods of conducting classroom devotions and of teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms. This course is a prerequisite for EDU4251, EDU4252 and EDU4350. EDU3220 Teaching Music 2 credits. Methods and materials for teaching music in elementary and middle schools with emphasis on music programs for Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms. EDU3225 Teaching Physical Education 2 credits. Curriculum planning and methods of teaching physical education in elementary and middle school classrooms. EDU3230 Art in Elementary & Middle Schools 2 credits. Exploration of the basic elements and principles of art, as well as a variety of art media and processes useful in elementary and middle schools, with an emphasis on the discipline-based approach to teaching art. One lecture period and two one-hour laboratory periods per week. EDU3231 Art in Elementary & Middle Schools Lab Two one- hour laboratory periods taken concurrently with EDU3230 EDU3235 Teaching Social Studies 1 credit. Goals, curriculum, methods, and materials for teaching social studies in elementary and middle school classrooms. Emphasis on authentic assessments and technology in teaching and learning social studies.
EDU3240 Teaching Science 2 credits. Objectives, techniques, and materials for teaching science in elementary and middle school classrooms. Emphasis on process-oriented teaching, using technology, and implementing science standards. EDU3245 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools 2 credits. Philosophy, objectives, techniques, and materials for teaching mathematics in elementary and middle school classrooms. Emphasis on process-oriented teaching. EDU3301 Teaching Foreign Language 2 credits. Objectives, instructional strategies, and materials for teaching a foreign language in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Prerequisite: Foreign language major with junior status or consent of instructor. EDU3310 Adolescent Literature 3 credits. An examination of popular and contemporary literature for young adults including the development of instructional techniques that integrate literature throughout the middle and secondary school curriculum. EDU3345 Teaching Mathematics in Middle Schools 3 credits. Philosophy, objectives, techniques, content, and materials for teaching mathematics in the middle grades. Emphasis on process-oriented teaching. EDU3401 Early Field Experience III: Observation, Participation, and Teaching 0.5 credits. A week of observation, participation, and teaching selected lessons in an early childhood, elementary, middle or secondary classroom. (Minimum-40 hours) EDU3405 Individual Field Experiences 0.5 credits. Individual field experiences related to the teaching ministry. (Minimum - 50 hours) EDU3407 Early Childhood Education Clinical 1 credit. A semester-long experience of one day a week in a preprimary (ages 3-5) setting in conjunction with EDU3109 Preprimary Curriculum. Students observe children, interact, and facilitate individual, small group, or large group learning experiences. (Minimum -104 hours)
EDU3410 Junior Clinical 0.5 credits. A semester-long experience of one day a week in elementary and middle school classrooms completed in conjunction with the language arts block of courses. Students observe, tutor, teach small groups, and teach selected whole class lessons. (Minimum-104 hours) EDU3421 Mathematics Clinical 1 credit. A semester experience of one day a week in a middle level classroom. The student observes, tutors, teaches groups, and teaches selected whole class lessons. (Minimum-104 hours) EDU4101 Foundations in Early Childhood Education 3 credits. Historical, philosophical, sociological, and theological foundations of current thought and practice in early childhood education. An examination of popular curricular models and theoretical principles with their application to Christian education. EDU4102 Early Childhood Exceptionality 3 credits. Examines special needs and! or intellectual, socioeconomic, cultural, physical or emotional exceptionality found in children ages 0 to 8. Techniques to develop curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of individual children in early childhood settings. EDU4103 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3 credits. Current and relevant topics in early childhood education, such as organization of an early childhood program, funding, budgeting, state laws and requirements, use of teacher aides, team teaching, and place and function of the early childhood program in the church's mission. EDU4151 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education 16 credits. A full semester of professional teaching experience in early childhood (ages 0-8) care and educational programs under the guidance of early childhood teachers and college supervisors. Prerequisites: All EDU courses in the program. EDU4201 Foundations of Education 3 credits. A study of the historical, social, and religious foundations of American and Lutheran education and the teaching profession, with particular reference to the interrelationships among family, society, and school.
EDU4210 Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools 3 credits. Curricular designs and instructional strategies appropriate for elementary and middle school classrooms. Included are the multiage model, middle level model, and an emphasis on teaching to standards. EDU4220 Educating the Exceptional Child 2 credits. Study of legislation, current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of exceptional children. EDU4251 Student Teaching in Elementary and Middle Schools I 9 credits. A full-time nine-week professional experience in Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms of cooperating schools, providing an opportunity to learn effective teacher behavior through observation and practice under the guidance of licensed teachers and college supervisors. Prerequisites: EDU1401, EDU2401, EDU3210, EDU3215, EDU3401, EDU3405, EDU3410, PSY 2002, PSY 3020. EDU4252 Student Teaching in Elementary and Middle Schools II 5 credits. A full-time five-week professional experience in public elementary and middle school classrooms of cooperating schools, providing an opportunity to learn effective teacher behavior through observation and practice under the guidance of licensed teachers and college supervisors. Prerequisites: EDU1401, EDU2401, EDU3210, EDU3215, EDU3401, EDU3405, EDU3410, PSY 2002, PSY 3020. EDU4301 Reading Strategies for the Content Areas 2 credits. Methods for teaching reading in the content subjects to middle school and high school students. Emphasis on previewing text, vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, and study skills. EDU4310 Teaching Communication Arts in the Secondary School 3 credits. Methods and materials for teaching forensics, journalism, and drama in the secondary school.
EDU4311 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School 3 credits. Trends, issues, methods, and materials in the teaching of mathematics. EDU4312 Teaching Music in the Secondary School 3 credits. Materials, methods, curriculum organization, and administration of the secondary school music program. Discussion and demonstration of general music classroom procedures. Vocal and instrumental ensemble rehearsal techniques and performance. EDU4313 Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School 3 credits. Objectives, methods, and materials for teaching physical education. EDU4314 Teaching Science in the Secondary School 3 credits. Trends, issues, methods, and materials in teaching the life and physical sciences. EDU4315 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School 3 credits. Current theories, objectives, methods, and materials for teaching the social sciences. EDU4316 Teaching German in the Secondary School 3 credits. Trends, issues, methods and materials in the teaching of German as a foreign language. EDU4317 Teaching Spanish in the Secondary School 3 credits. Methods and materials for teaching Spanish in the secondary school. EDU4351 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools I 9 credits. A nine week professional experience in secondary level classrooms of Lutheran high schools, providing an opportunity to learn effective teacher behavior through observation and practice under the guidance of licensed teachers and college supervisors. Prerequisites: PSY3020, PSY3031, all early field experiences and clinicals. EDU4352 Student Teaching in Secondary Schls II 5 credits. A five week professional experience in secondary level classrooms of public high schools, providing an opportunity to learn effective teacher behavior through observation and practice under the guidance of licensed teachers and college
supervisors. Prerequisites: PSY3020, PSY3031, all early field experiences and clinicals.
ENGLISH-COMMUNICATION ARTS AND LITERATURE ENG1201 Biblical History & Literature I 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem. (Crosslisted with RELlOOl and HISll01) ENG1202 Biblical History & Literature II 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace from the destruction of Jerusalem, through the Intertestamental Period, to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Cross-listed with RELl002 and HISll02) ENG1301 Literature & Writing I 3 credits. A composition course that combines writing with the reading of prose forms, including short story and novel. ENG1302 Literature & Writing II 3 credits. A composition course that combines writing with the reading of poetry and drama. Prerequisite: ENG1301 or consent of instructor. ENG1310 Public Speaking 3 credits. A review of basic speech fundamentals with an emphasis on in-depth speaking assignments. ENG2201 Biblical History & Literature III 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace in the life of the primitive church. A study of selected New Testament epistles and their background in the Acts of the Apostles. (Cross-listed with REL2001 and HIS2101 ENG2301 Intermediate Composition 3 credits. A course designed to provide additional practice in writing. Weekly writing assignments under personal direction. (Instructors may request a student to take this course.) Prerequisite: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. (Does not apply to major.).
ENG3002 American Renaissance, Realism, & Naturalism 3 credits. A study of the major themes and literary movements from the early 19th century to the dawn of modernism in the 20th century. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3004 Twentieth Century American Literature 3 credits. Analysis of selected works of American fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as they emphasize current thought. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3010 American Minority Writers 3 credits. An analysis of selected works of contemporary American minority writers, including Asian-Americans, African-Americans, HispanicAmericans, and Native Americans. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3102 British Authors before 1700 3 credits. A study of major British authors from the 14th through the 17th centuries with emphasis on Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, and on the literary and religious issues in their writing. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3103 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories 3 credits. A representative sampling of dramatic writings by William Shakespeare, with major emphasis on his comedies and history plays. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3104 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances 3 credits. A representative sampling of dramatic writings by William Shakespeare with major emphasis on his tragedies and later romances. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3111 British Authors from 1700 to 1832 3 credits. A study of the origin and development of the British novel and of British romantic poetry. ENG3112 British Authors from 1832 to 1950 3 credits. A study of selected British authors of the Victorian and early modern ages with emphasis on ideas, interpretation, and historical impact. ENG3207 Literature of the Modern World 3 credits. A study of 19th and 20th century literary work from around the world, not including British and American authors. Key issues are the
movement from realism to modernism and cultural understanding. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3225 Literary Criticism 3 credits. A study and analysis of the development of literary theories and interpretations of texts. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor.
GERMAN Foreign language prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. GERIOOI Elementary German I 4 credits. An introduction to the German language and culture that includes listening, reading, writing, and speaking. (4 hours + lone-hour language lab).
ENG3305 Advanced Writing 3 credits. A study and practice of creative and persuasive forms to foster the discovery of the power of expression and to develop a lively and effective writing style.
GERI002 4 credits. GERI001 language
ENG3310 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits. The theory and practice of communication in informal settings, focusing on relationships, conflict resolution, and small-group dynamics. Prerequisite: ENG1310 or consent of instructor.
GER2001 Intermediate German I 3 credits. Development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Prerequisite: GERI002 or a minimum of 2 years of high school German with an acceptable score on the placement test. (3 hours + 1 one hour language lab).
ENG3320 Introduction to Logic 3 credits. The course aims to lead the student both to analyze and construct sound and effective arguments on the basis of deductive and nondeductive logic. ENG3322 Structure of English 3 credits. An application of modem linguistics and an introduction to the theories and methods of comparative grammars. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG3330 Film and Mass Media 3 credits. A critical overview of the rhetorical uses and impact of film and mass media within the broader cultural milieu. In addition to the primary emphasis of film, other topics include music, television, technological media, and print media. Prerequisites: ENG1301 and ENG1302 or consent of instructor. ENG4301 Teaching English in the Secondary School 3 credits. Trends, issues, objectives, methods, and materials for teaching literature and language arts in the secondary school. Prerequisites: ENG1301, ENG1302, and ENG3225 or consent of instructor.
Elementary German II Continuation of GERI00l. Prerequisite: or its equivalent. (4 hours + lone-hour lab).
GER2002 Intermediate German II 3 credits. Continuation of GER2001. Prerequisite: GER2001 or a minimum of 3 years of high school German with an acceptable score on the placement test. (3 hours + lone-hour language lab). GER2011 Survey of Theological German 3 credits. A reading and writing focused German language course using Luther's Bible, the Catechism, hymns, and selected writings from the Lutheran heritage. This course is taught in German. Prerequisite: GER2002. GER2012 Luther German 3 credits. A reading and writing focused German language course with an emphasis on Luther's writings, language, history, and thought. This course is taught in German. Prerequisite: GER2002. GER3002 Readings in German Literature 3 credits. The reading and discussion of German authors and genres with an emphasis on the postClassical period. This course is taught in German. Prerequisite: GER2012. GER3021 European German Lutheran Writings 3 credits. Selected readings from German Lutheran authors from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries (Chemnitz, Andreae, Gerhard, Loeber, Loescher, Brunn, et al.). Prerequisite: GER2012.
GER3022 American German Lutheran Writings 3 credits. Selected readings from German Lutheran authors in America from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, (Stoeckhardt, Walther, Pieper, Hoenecke, et al.). Prerequisite: GER2012. GER4010 German Immersion I 3 credits. A four-week immersion in Germany living with a host family and studying German language and culture. Prerequisite: GER2002.
GRK3001 Hellenistic Texts 3 credits. Translation of selections from the Septuagint, pseudepigraphal writings, Josephus, and early Christian documents. Collateral reading provides background on the history, culture, and religion of the Hellenistic period. Prerequisite: GRKI002 for seminary certification candidates, GRK2002 or GRK2102. GRK3002 Greek Classics in Translation 3 credits. A study of the literary achievements of the ancient Greeks, including epic, drama, history, and philosophy. For students in the koine Greek program.
Foreign language prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. Coursesfollowed by an asterisk [*] fulfill the Area Elective Requirement in classical Greekfor pre-seminary students.
GRK3101 Greek Comedy* 3 credits. Translation of selections from Aristophanes and/ or Menander supplemented by readings in translation. Prerequisite: GRK2102.
GRKIOOl Elementary Koine Greek I 5 credits. Basic vocabulary, morphology, and syntax of koine Greek.
GRK3102 Herodotus* 3 credits. Selections from the History, read in the original and in translation. Discussion of Herodotus' approach to history and his treatment of the Persian War. Prerequisite: GRK2102.
GRKI002 Elementary Koine Greek II 5 credits. A continuation of GRKI001. GRKllOl Elementary Classical Greek I 5 credits. Basic vocabulary, morphology, and syntax of classical Greek. Translation of simple prose. GRKl102 Elementary Classical Greek II 5 credits. A continuation of GRKllOl. GRK2001 Intermediate Koine Greek I 3 credits. Comprehensive review of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax of koine Greek. Translation of selected koine Greek texts. Prerequisite: GRKI002. GRK2002 Intermediate Koine Greek II 3 credits. Reading of New Testament Greek texts. Prerequisite: GRK2001. GRK2101 Intermediate Classical Greek I 3 credits. Comprehensive review of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax of classical Greek. Translation of selected classical texts. Prerequisite: GRKl102.
GRK3103 Lysias & Greek Oratory* 3 credits. Selections from Lysias' speeches, read in the original and in translation. Review of historical background. Emphasis on aspects of Greek rhetoric with attention to application for modem speakers and writers. Prerequisite: GRK2102. GRK3104 Homer's Jliad* 3 credits. Translation of selected portions of the Iliad, with the rest read in translation. Prerequisite: GRK2102. GRK3106 Plato* 3 credits. Reading of a major dialogue in Greek with appreciation of its literary form and critique of its argument. Supplementary readings in other dialogues (in English) and in the secondary literature. Prerequisite: GRK2102.
GRK2102 Intermediate Classical Greek II 3 credits. Translation of Plato's Apology. Study of key Greek verbs. Prerequisite: GRK2101.
HEBREW Foreign language prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. HEB1001 Elementary Biblical Hebrew I 4 credits. Elements of grammar, basic vocabulary, oral reading, and translation of simplified Biblical Hebrew. Translation and discussion of the book of Jonah. Introduction to the weak verbs. HEB1002 Elementary Biblical Hebrew II 4 credits. A continuation of HEB1001. HEB2001 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I 3 credits. Review of elementary Hebrew. Introduction to Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and the Brown-Driver- Briggs' Hebrew lexicon. Translation from a historical book. Special emphasis on verb analysis, oral reading, and developing a working vocabulary. Prerequisite: HEB1002. HEB2002 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II 3 credits. Translation of larger sections of prose and translation of poetry. Introduction to resource books. Special emphasis on verb analysis, dictionary use, oral reading, and developing a working vocabulary. Prerequisite: HEB2001. HEB3001 Prophetic & Poetic Texts 3 credits. Translation of selected Old Testament prophetic and poetic texts with discussion of content. Prerequisite: HEB2001.
HISTORY HISll01 Biblical History & Literature I 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem. (Crosslisted with ENG1201 and RELl001). HISll02 Biblical History & Literature II 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace from the destruction of Jerusalem, through the Intertestamental Period, to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Cross-listed with ENG1202 and RELl002).
HIS2101 Biblical History & Literature III 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace in the life of the primitive church. A study of selected New Testament epistles and their background in the Acts of the Apostles. (Cross-listed with ENG2201 and REL2001). HIS2110 Western History & Culture I 4 credits. Rise of Western Civilization from its beginnings to the Italian Renaissance. HIS2111 Western History & Culture II 4 credits. Maturation and diffusion of Western Civilization from the Italian Renaissance to the collapse of communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. HIS2120 History of Science 3 credits. An overview of science from ancient times to the present, using the scientific ideas of people set in their historical times and places with their unforeseen limitations. Success of scientific explanations in their times will be shown by demonstrations and experiments. The change of scientific thought and its process will be emphasized. (Cross-listed with SCI2120.) HIS3001 Survey of Art 3 credits. A study of representative artists of the western world and their works for the purpose of developing an appreciation of the graphic arts, architecture, and sculpture. HIS3010 United States History Since 1945 3 credits. A post-World War II survey on both domestic and foreign developments in the United States, examining political, economic, social, cultural, and religious trends. HIS 3020 Early America: Revolution & Constitution 3 credits. Examines the pivotal era in American history from the close of the French and Indian War in 1763 to the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1792 in its military, political, and social aspects. HIS3021 The Union in Crisis 3 credits. The struggles and trials of the Federal Union during the Ante-bellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods of the nineteenth century, with emphasis on the problems of sectionalism, slavery, recession, warfare, and stresses of reunion.
HIS3022 America's Gilded Age and Progressive Era 3 credits. Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. HIS3023 Lutheranism In America 3 credits. A study of how Lutheranism transferred to and developed on the American scene, with special attention to the role of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. HIS3024 United States Government 3 credits. The development, form, and function of the United States federal government. HIS3025 The American Scene to 1877 3 credits. An examination of the American way of life from the nation's colonial foundations to the cementing of the Union after the Civil War. HIS3101 The Ancient Near East 3 credits. A study of the foundations of Western civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Aegean. Political, economic, and social institutions and activities are examined, as well as religious life and cultural achievements. HIS3102 3 credits. religious eleventh
The High Middle Ages The history of political, cultural and trends in Europe from the beginning of the century to the end of the thirteenth century.
HIS3104 The Reformation Era 3 credits. The history of the Reformation in the sixteenth century. Examines at first hand the concerns and conviction of those who participated in the Reformation. HIS3105 First Century Roman World 3 credits. The Roman empire from Augustus to Domitian. Topics include government, regions and cities, religions, and social and cultural issues. HIS3110 History of Modern China 3 credits. The evolution of modern China. An ancient civilization emerges as a provocative power. HIS3121 From Despots to Nation States 3 credits. The causes, courses, and effects of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars and their significance for the rise of nationalism and the creation of modern European nation-states. Changes in Europe's political structure are highlighted from
the absolutism of Louis XIV to the new model for nation states that culminates in the creation of Bismarck's Germany. HIS3125 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 3 credits. The development of the state of Israel and Arab reaction to it in the modern Middle East. Issues and ideologies involving Israel and Palestine are traced from the nineteenth century to the present. HIS4101 The World in the Twentieth Century 3 credits. This course, following a seminar approach, explores various issues relative to the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa from 1900 to the present. The course material revolves around themes with an emphasis in research, discussion, and analytical writing. HIS4110 Foundations of History 3 credits. An investigation of the historical method, the historical approach, the meaning of history as viewed from the Christian and secular perspectives, and various problems of interpretation. Required of all History-Social Sciences majors.
LATIN Foreign language prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. LAT2001 Intermediate Latin 4 credits. Review of elementary Latin morphology and syntax. Further development of translation skills. Prerequisite: a minimum of two years of high school Latin with an acceptable score on the placement test. LAT2002 Vergil' s Aeneid 3 credits. Reading of the entire epic in translation and detailed study of selected passages from Books I-XII in the original. Prerequisite: LAT2001 or its equivalent. LAT2011 Classical Latin Literature 3 credits. Selections from classical Latin prose and poetry. Translation and interpretation. Prerequisite: LAT2001 or its equivalent. LAT2012 Ecclesiastical Latin 3 credits. Selections from the Latin literature of the church, with emphasis on the writings of Lutheran
theologians. Translation and discussion. Prerequisite: LAT2001 or its equivalent.
voting techniques. Placement based on an ACT math sub-score of 25 or higher.
LAT3001 Roman Historians 3 credits. Study of historical writings from the best periods of classical Latin literature. Discussion of selected passages in Latin and readings in English, and their relevance to New Testament studies. Prerequisite: LAT2011.
MTH2001 Contemporary Mathematics for Teachers 3 credits. Study of topics from the elementary and middle school curriculum with an emphasis on the properties and structure of numeration systems, number theory, logic, and geometry. Prerequisite: MTH1010.
LAT3003 Post-Reformation Latin Lutheran Writings 3 credits. Selections from Lutheran theologians active during the century and a half after Luther's death. Translation and discussion. Prerequisite: LAT2012.
MTH2002 Modern Concepts of Geometry 3 credits. Geometric concepts studied visually, analytically, inductively, and deductively. Prerequisite: MTH1011.
MATHEMATICS MTH0002 Developmental Mathematics 3 credits. Mathematical topics with special emphasis placed upon the use of mathematical ideas and mathematical thought processes. Topics include critical thinking, problem-solving, and concepts from set theory, logic, patterns of mathematics and number theory. Placement based on an ACT math sub-score of 17 or lower. (This course does not fulfill any mathematics requirements for graduation. It is designed to prepare students for MTH1010 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics.) MTHIOOl Computer Applications 2 credits. An examination of current computer application tools, including file management, electronic communications, spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access), Bible reference software, presentation managers (PowerPoint), graphic design, multimedia, and desktop publishing (Publisher) as they relate to student use on campus and beyond. MTHIOIO Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits. A survey of mathematics that includes problem solving, sets, probability, statistics, discrete mathematics, and economic applications. Placement based on an ACT math sub-score of 24 or lower. MTHIOll Mathematics: A Human Endeavor 3 credits. A study of mathematics used in daily life. Applications include problem solving, probability, statistics, graph theory, mathematics of finance, and
MTH2010 Calculus I 3 credits. An introduction to analytic geometry and single-variable calculus, with emphasis on limits and on differentiation and its application. MTH2011 Calculus II 3 credits. Integration of algebraic functions as well as differentiation and integration of trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Prerequisite: MTH2010. MTH2012 Calculus III 3 credits. Three-dimensional analytic geometry, central conics, infinite sequences and series, vectors, polar coordinates, and partial derivatives. Prerequisite: MTH2011. MTH2013 Calculus IV 3 credits. Topics include vectors and the geometry of space, vector-valued functions, multivariable functions, and multiple integration. Prerequisite: MTH2012 MTH2020 Elementary Statistics 3 credits. Statistical concepts and methods for application. Topics include descriptive statistics, vicariate linear models, discrete and normal distributions, central limit theorem, estimation, and hypothesis testing. MTH2021 Linear Algebra 3 credits. The study of matrices, determinants, vectors, and linear transformations with applications of each. MTH2022 Discrete Mathematics 3 credits. The study of algorithms, graph theory, and Boolean algebra with applications of each.
MTH2023 College Geometry 3 credits. A systematic survey of Euclidean, hyperbolic, transformational, fractal, and projective geometry. MTH3001 Number Theory 3 credits. The study of number properties, relationships, and congruencies, with emphasis on beginning proof. Prerequisite: MTHIOIO or MTHIOl1. MTH3002 History of Mathematics 3 credits. Patterns of thought which served as background to the mathematical revolution of the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: MTHIOIO or MTHIOll. MTH3003 Statistics 3 credits. A study of statistical processes from a probability perspective. A calculus-based approach to distribution theory and statistical inference. Prerequisites: MTH2011 and MTH2020. MTH3006 Abstract Algebra and Introduction to Topology 3 credits. The study of sets, continuity, topological properties, groups, rings, field and proof.
MUS1021 Organ Basic Service Playing 1 1 cr. Private Instruction. Entrance by audition and evaluation of previous experience. MUS1022 Organ Basic Service Playing 2 1 cr. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUSI021. MUS1023 Organ Basic Service Playing 3 1 cr. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUSI022. MUSll03 Sight Singing Fundamentals 1 credit. Fundamentals of sight singing and ear training including rhythm, stepwise melodic movement, movement within tonic triad tones, and simple two part exercises. MUSll04 Vocal Skills 1 credit. Vocal training including posture, breathing, vocal production, resonance, diction, and ensemble experience. MUS1110 Sight Singing & Ear Training I 1 credit. Prerequisite: enrollment in Music major program, consent of instructor. MUSllll Sight Singing & Ear Training II 1 credit. Prerequisite: MUSIllO. MUS2001 Intermediate Piano 1 credit. Group Instruction. Course may be repeated. Placement determined by evaluation of previous experience or two semesters of MUSIOIO.
MUSOOOlIntroduction to Music 1 credit. An introduction to music fundamentals and singing skills. Two class periods per week. Fulfills entrance requirement.
MUS20l0 Intermediate Piano 1 credit. Private Instruction. Course may be repeated. Placement determined by evaluation of previous experience.
MUS100l Keyboard for Classroom Teachers I 1 credit. Group instruction in beginning piano keyboard skills. Placement determined by evaluation of previous experience.
MUS2021 Organ Intermediate Service Playing I 1 credit. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUSI023.
MUS1002 Keyboard for Classroom Teachers II 1 credit. Continuation of Keyboard for Classroom Teachers 1. Prerequisite: MUSIOOI or its equivalent. MUS10l0 Beginning Piano 1 credit. Private instruction. Course may be repeated. Placement determined by evaluation of previous experience.
MUS2022 Organ Intermediate Service Playing II 1 credit. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUS2021 MUS2030 Applied Voice 1 credit. Private instruction. Course may be repeated. Placement determined by evaluation of previous experience. MUS2035 Chorale 0.5 credit. Three periods per week. Normally students enroll for an entire academic year. Membership by audition.
MUS2036 Women's Choir 0.5 credit. Three periods per week. Normally students enroll for an entire academic year. Membership by audition. MUS2037 Men's Choir 0.5 credit. Three periods per week. Normally students enroll for an entire academic year. Membership by audition. MUS2040 Applied Instrument 1 credit. Private instruction. Course may be repeated. MUS2046 Wind Symphony 0.5 credit. Wind Symphony performs standard and contemporary literature. Concert and tour performances. Normally students enroll for an entire academic year. Membership by audition. MUS2201 Introduction to Fine Arts 3 credits. An overview of music and the visual arts, explored within religious, cultural, and historical contexts. MUS2301 Introduction to Conducting 2 credits. Basic conducting techniques and rehearsal procedures including individual conducting experiences. Concurrent enrollment in band or choir required. MUS3010 Advanced Piano 1 credit. Private Instruction. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. MUS30n Advanced Piano 2 credits. Private Instruction. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. MUS3021 Organ Intermediate Service Playing III 1 credit. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUS2022 MUS3022 Organ Intermediate Service Playing IV 1 credit. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUS3021. MUS3035 College Choir 0.5 credit. Five periods per week. Open to sophomores and above. Normally students enroll for an entire academic year. Membership by audition. MUS3101 Theory of Music I 3 credits. Basic structures and principles of traditional Western tonal harmony. Intervals and
triads, voice-leading, part-writing, cadences, and chord progression. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on placement examination. MUS3102 Theory of Music II 3 credits. Continuation of Theory of Music I. Seventh chords, secondary dominants, and modulations. Composition in binary and ternary forms. Prerequisite: MUS3101. MUS3103 Theory of Music III 3 credits. Continuation of Theory of Music II. Advanced chromaticism, 9th through 13th chords. Serial, non-tonal, and other compositional techniques of the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: MUS3102. MUS3201 Music History I 3 credits. Survey of Western music from the Medieval through the Baroque periods. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Music major or consent of instructor. MUS3202 Music History II 3 credits. Survey of Western music from the Classical through the Twentieth Century periods. Prerequisite: MUS3201. MUS3210 Johann Sebastian Bach 3 credits. Survey and analysis of Bach's keyboard, orchestral, and choral works as they relate to his creed, career, and cultural milieu. Prerequisites: MUS3201 and MUS3102 MUS3211 American Music 3 credits. Composers, selected works, and performance in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Includes noting the influences of other cultures. Prerequisite: MUS2201 MUS3212 World Music 3 credits. A selected survey of music from various cultures. MUS3301 Choral Repertoire 2 credits. A study of choral literature suitable for use in Lutheran worship. Performance practice of varying styles. Prerequisite: MUS2301. MUS3302 Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques 2 credits. Selection, study, and rehearsal procedures of music for concert band, jazz ensemble, marching band, and chamber groups. Includes management
and administration program.
of a school instrumental
MUS3305 Training Child Singers 2 credits. A study of voice development from early childhood through adolescence. Vocal technique, sight-singing strategies, choral materials. Clinical experiences with children where possible. Prerequisites: MUS1101 and MUS1102 or MUS1110 and MUS1111. MUS3310 Brass Techniques 2 credits. Fundamental performance skills and methods for teaching brass instruments including maintenance and minor repair. MUS3311 Woodwind Techniques 2 credits. Fundamental performance skills and methods for teaching woodwind instruments including maintenance and minor repair. MUS3312 Percussion Techniques 2 credits. Fundamental performance skills and methods for teaching percussion instruments including maintenance and minor repair. MUS3313 String Techniques 2 credits. Fundamental performance skills and methods for teaching string instruments, including maintenance and minor repair. MUS3320 Music Technology 1 credit. Using the electronic keyboard in the elementary classroom. Computer applications including music notation, sequencing, and music tutorial programs. Two class periods per week. Prerequisite: a minimum of one semester of MUS2001 or MUS2010 or MUS3010 or organ. MUS4021 Organ: Advanced Service Playing and Performance 1 credit. Private Instruction. Prerequisite: MUS3022. MUS4022 Organ: Advance Service Playing and Performance 2 credits. Private Instruction. Prerequisite MUS3022. MUS4101 Counterpoint for the Parish Musician 3 credits. Development of compositional skills necessary to combine several melodic lines into an intelligible musical unity. Emphasis on practical composition for use in the parish. Prerequisites: MUS3101 and MUS3102.
MUS4102 Arranging & Instrumentation 3 credits. Basic techniques and practice in arranging choral and instrumental music. Emphasis on writing for high school and parish ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS31 02. MUS4201 Lutheran Worship 2 credits. A study of hymnody and orders of worship in Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal with application to the life and work of those called into Gospel ministry. Includes significant developments in the history of Western worship. MUS4202 Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church 2 credits. A study of the diverse musical heritage of the Lutheran church. Survey and assessment of literature in relation to the Gospel and the function of music within the Lutheran church. MUS4301 Advanced Conducting 2 credits. A study of conducting advanced choral literature and instrumental ensembles. Score reading and preparation, rehearsal procedures, concepts of good tone, balance, and blend. Individual conducting experiences. Concurrent enrollment in band or choir required. Prerequisite: MUS2301. MUS4351 Parish Music Practicum 16 credits. A full-time professional experience in cooperating congregations during which students experience activities such as service playing, choir directing, music teaching in parish educational agencies, and working with instruments.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Note: Only selected activity courses are offered each semester. PEDll01 Tennis & Gymnastics 0.5 credit PEDll03 Archery & Volleyball 0.5 credit PEDll07 Soccer & Basketball 0.5 credit PEDll08 Weight Training & Softball 0.5 credit
PEDll09 Racquetball 0.5 credit
PEDlll0 Bowling & Orienteering 0.5 credit PEDllll Self-Defense 0.5 credit
PEDll12 Fitness for Life 0.5 credit PEDll13 Archery & Bowling 0.5 credit PED1201 First Aid & Golf 0.5 credit PED1202 First Aid & Badminton 0.5 credit PED1204 First Aid & Soccer 0.5 credit PED2010 Foundations of Physical Education 2 credits. Investigation of the sociological, psychological, physiological, and historical foundations of physical education. PED2015 Coaching Theory I 2 credits. Theory of coaching specific competitive sports. Includes an examination of skill techniques, offensive and defensive systems, training methods, and game strategies. PED2016 Coaching Theory II 2 credits. Theory of coaching specific competitive sports. Includes an examination of skill techniques, offensive and defensive systems, training methods, and game strategies. PED3001 Curriculum Development 3 credits. Theories, principles, and practices of curriculum development, with application to health and physical education curricula. PED3002 Motor Learning 3 credits. Investigation and analysis of human motor development and motor learning from birth through adolescence.
PED3003 Safety, First Aid, & CPR 2 credits. Instruction and practice in the procedures necessary to provide care in emergency situations. Includes First Aid, CPR, and AED certification. PED3004 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury 2 credits. Prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, with emphasis on injury management, theory and practice of taping, and preventive measures. PED3005 School & Personal Health 2 credits. Investigation of elementary and secondary school health problems and a study of personal health in the areas of physical, emotional, and social health. PED3006 Principles of Coaching 2 credits. Theory and psychology of coaching analyzed and studied in a Christian context. PED4001 Organization & Administration of Physical Education & Athletics 3 credits. Methods of developing administrative policies for physical education, intramural athletics, and interscholastic athletic programs. Financing, care, use, and purchase of equipment, and public relations within the congregation and/ or high school association. PED4002 Applied Kinesiology 3 credits. Study and analysis of human motion based on anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles, with application to fundamental movement and sport skills. Prerequisite: SCI2010. PED4003 Physiology of Exercise 3 credits. Effects of exercise on the various functions of the body. Prerequisite: SCI2010.
PSYCHOLOGY PSY2001 Introduction to Psychology 4 credits. An overview of the field of psychology, covering basic areas of human behavior and mental processes. PSY2002 The Psychology of Human Growth and Development 3 credits. Study of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development throughout the lifespan.
This course is a prerequisite for EDU4251 and EDU4350. PSY3001 Lifespan Development 3 credits. A study of human growth and development from conception to death, with emphasis on adult development and aging. Prerequisite: PSY20010 PSY3002 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits. A study of mental disorders, with emphasis on the various types of disorders, methods of therapy, and applications for the Christian. Prerequisite: PSY2001. PSY3010 Child Development (Ages 0-8) 3 credits. Cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social development in early childhood. Rates and styles of learning, perceptual motor development, and health and safety. Teacher observational skills for assessment. This course is a prerequisite for EDU4150. PSY3020 Psychology of Learning 3 credits. Psychological findings and concepts regarding the learner, the learning process, and learning situations. This course is a prerequisite for EDU4251 and EDU4350. PSY3030 Adolescent Psychology 2 credits. Principles of psychology as they relate to teaching the adolescent. Emphasis on the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development of the adolescent, on the theories and problems of adolescence, and on the design of instruction. PSY3031 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits. Physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development of individuals from 11 to 19 years of age; characteristics of puberty and challenges that accompany the changes adolescents experience.
RELIGION RELlOOl Biblical History & Literature I 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem. (Crosslisted with ENG1201 and HIS1101)
RELl002 Biblical History & Literature II 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace from the destruction of Jerusalem, through the Intertestamental Period, to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Cross-listed with ENG1202 and HIS1102). REL2001 Biblical History & Literature III 3 credits. The biblical record of God's grace in the life of the primitive church. A study of selected New Testament epistles and their background in the Acts of the Apostles. (Cross-listed with ENG2201 and HIS2101) REL3001 Christian Doctrine I 3 credits. A study of those truths which the Bible, as the divinely inspired source of doctrine, presents concerning the author, the object, and the mediator of salvation. Prerequisites: RELl001 and RELl002 or consent of instructor. REL3002 Christian Doctrine II 3 credits. The Scriptural truths concerning the blessing the Holy Spirit showers on believers, individually and collectively, in the presentation and appropriation of the gift of salvation. Prerequisites: RELl001, RELl002, and REL2001, or consent of instructor REL3010 Symbolics 3 credits. The ecumenical creeds and the Smalcald Articles are studied according to content and historical development. Prerequisites: RELlOOl, RELl002 and REL2001, or consent of instructor REL3011 St. John's Gospel 3 credits. An exegetical reading of John on the basis of the Greek text. Study of New Testament vocabulary, syntax, and textual criticism. Prerequisite: GRK2102 or GRK3001 or consent of instructor. REL3012 Selections from John's Gospel 2 credits. An exegetical reading of selected chapters from st. John's Gospel. For Seminary Certification students. Prerequisite: GRK1002 or consent of instructor. REL3020 World Religions 3 credits. A survey of the major religions of the world.
REL3021 Patristic Readings in Context 3 credits. Study of selections from the fathers of the early church (100-451 A.D.) and their contemporaries. Emphasis on how the church fathers met the challenge of communicating the gospel to their age. Prerequisites: Open to all students who have completed four semesters of classical Greek or who have completed the requirements of the Latin or confessional languages option. Students lacking classical language skills may elect the course with the permission of the instructor.
SClllOl Our Physical World 3 credits. A case study examination of science as a human enterprise with emphasis on the relationship between matter and energy. Two lecture periods and two one-hour laboratory periods per week.
REL3030 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits. A survey course in the history of Western philosophy.
SClllll Physical Geography Laboratory Two laboratory periods taken concurrently with SCn110.
REL4001 Lutheran Confessional Writings 3 credits. The origin, content, and significance of the confessions of the Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord (1580). Prerequisites: RELl001, RELl002, REL2001, REL3001, REL3002, or consent of instructor.
SCI2001 Advanced Biology 3 credits. Study of the major principles of biology applied in diverse life forms. Topics covered are interaction and interdependence, genetic continuity and reproduction, growth, development and differentiation, maintenance of a dynamic equilibrium, cellular structure and organization, and evolution. Two lecture periods and one two-hour lab period. Prerequisite: SCn001.
SCIlll0 Physical Geography 3 credits. The interrelationship of air, water, soil, and vegetation, their distribution in space, and their relation to mankind. Two lecture hours and two one-hour laboratory periods per week. (Cross-listed with SSC1210).
REL4010 The Book of Acts 3 credits. An exegetical reading of chapters 13-28 on the basis of the Greek text, with an emphasis on the life and work of the Apostle Paul and on the setting of Paul's epistles. Prerequisite: REL3011 or consent of instructor.
SCI2002 Advanced Biology Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI2001.
REL4011 First Corinthians 3 credits. An exegetical reading of the First Epistle to the Corinthians on the basis of the Greek text, with an emphasis on the doctrinal and practical aspects of Paul's writing. Prerequisite: REL4010 or REL3022 or consent of instructor.
SCI2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 credits. A study of the structure and function of the human body. Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems are covered. Two lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: SCnOOl.
SC12011 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI2010.
SCIlOOl Our Living World 3 credits. An introduction to the diversity of life forms and the correlation of their unifying and interdependent mechanisms with an emphasis on how humans interact with them. Two lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory per week.
SCI2015 Botany 3 credits. Introductory plant biology, emphasizing plants' structure, reproduction, and function in the biosphere. Two lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: SCn001.
SCIl002 Our Living World Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCn001.
SCI2016 Botany Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI2015.
SCI2020 Marine Ecology 3 credits. An introduction to marine ecology in a unique field and laboratory environment on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Major habitats studied include turtle grass beds, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, estuaries, and tide pool and rocky shore communities. Prerequisite: SC11001. SCI2025 General Chemistry I 3 credits. A study of matter through an examination of atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding and molecular shapes, periodicity and descriptive chemistry of the elements, physical states, inorganic nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, and an introduction to chemical kinetics and equilibria with emphasis on acids and bases. Two lecture periods and two one-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: SC11001. SCI2101 Physics I 3 credits. A calculus-based course that presents the fundamental principles of mechanics, including motion, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, rotation and gravity. The four scheduled periods include lecture time as well as laboratory experiences and projects. Prerequisites: MTH2010 and MTH2011. Concurrent registration in MTH2011 is permitted. SCI2102 Physics II 3 credits. A calculus-based course that presents the principles of electromagnetism, including electrostatics, current electricity circuits, magnetic induction, generation of electricity, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating currents, and Maxwell's equations. The four scheduled periods include lecture time as well as laboratory experiences and projects. Prerequisites: MTH2010 and MTH2011. concurrent registration in MTH2011 is permitted. SCI2103 Astronomy 3 credits. A laboratory-oriented approach to general astronomy. An in-depth study of stellar astronomy and cosmology. Two lecture periods and two onehour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SCI1101 or SCI2101. SCI2105 Geology 3 credits. An examination of the composition, surface, and structural features of the earth and related geologic processes. Includes laboratory and field experiences. Two lecture periods and one twohour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SCI1101 or SCI1110 or SCI2101.
SCI2106 Geology Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI21 05. SCI2120 History of Science 3 credits. An overview of science from ancient times to the present, using the scientific ideas of people set in their historical times and places with their unforeseen limitations. Success of scientific explanations in their times will be shown by demonstrations and experiments. The change of scientific thought and its process will be emphasized. (Cross-listed with HIS2120). SCI3003 Zoology 3 credits. An introduction to the animal kingdom, with emphasis on the principles of animal diversity and behavior in the natural environment. Two lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory period per week. SCI3004 Zoology Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI3003. SCI3005 Genetics 3 credits. A study of the fundamental principles of genetics that include the mechanisms of inheritance and the action of genes from the molecular to the organismic and population levels. SCI3006 Genetics Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI3005. SCI3010 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 credits. A study of the structure and function of the human body. Endocrine, immune, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are covered. Two lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: SCI2010. SCI3011 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI3010. SCI3015 Fundamentals of Ecology 3 credits. The study of interrelationships between living organisms and forest, woodlot, grassland, and fresh-water environments. The course develops fundamental knowledge and procedures necessary for laboratory and field investigations. Two lecture periods and one two-hour laboratory period per week.
SCI3016 Fundamentals of Ecology Laboratory A two-hour laboratory taken concurrently with SCI3016. SCI3025 General Chemistry II 3 credits. A continuation of General Chemistry I through an examination of nuclear processes, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, ionic and acid-base equilibria, chemical kinetics, thermochemistry, chemical thermodynamics, and application of chemical principles to environmental problems. Two lecture periods and two one-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: SCI2025 SCI3102 Physics III 3 credits. A calculus-based course that presents the fundamental principles of oscillating systems and wave phenomena, including optics, simple harmonic motion, waves, sound, light, interference, diffraction, and polarization. The four scheduled periods include lecture time as well as laboratory experiences and projects. Prerequisites: MTH2010 and MTH2011. Concurrent registration in MTH2011 is permitted. SCI3103 Meteorology 3 credits. An observational approach to the study of local and global weather systems emphasizing solar energy, thermal differences, wind systems, frontal weather, and cloud formation. Two lecture periods and two one-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SCn110. SCI4025 Chemistry of Life 3 credits. An examination of the nomenclature, structure, function and reactivity of organic compounds and their relationship to human life. Two lecture periods and two one-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: SCI2025 SCI4102 Physics IV 3 credits. A calculus-based course that presents the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. Topics include temperature and heat, the thermal properties of matter, the laws of thermodynamics, and molecular interactions at equilibrium and nonequilibrium states. The four scheduled periods include lecture time as well as laboratory experiences and projects. Prerequisites: MTH2010 and MTH2011. Concurrent registration inMTH2011 is permitted.
SCI4105 Science in Our Society 3 credits. A seminar approach to the examination of the nature of science and the role of science in society through a comparison of secular and Christian perspectives. Current areas: energy, the environment, and bioethical issues. A required capstone course for science majors.
SOCIAL SCIENCES SSC1210 Physical Geography 3 credits. The interrelationship of air, water, soil, and vegetation, their distribution in space, and their relation to mankind. Two lecture hours and two one-hour laboratory periods per week. (Cross-listed with SCn110). SSC1211 Physical Geography Laboratory Two one-hour laboratory periods taken concurrently with SSC1210. SSC2201 Geography of North America 3 credits. A regional analysis of the physical, demographic, economic, and cultural characteristics and patterns of the United States and Canada. SSC3201 Sociology 3 credits. A study of the basic concepts of society, its culture, and the functioning of its institutions. SSC3202 Principles of Economics 3 credits. An introductory course in economics. An examination of human behavior and choices as they relate to the entire economy. Topics such as supply and demand, economic measurements, fiscal and monetary policies, and international trade are examined. SSC3210 World Regional Geography 3 credits. Basic factual knowledge and understanding of the world's physical and cultural features and their relationships. SSC3212 Geography of Latin America 3 credits. A study of the physical, historical, cultural, political, and economic patterns in Latin America. SSC3220 Latin-American Culture & Civilization 3 credits. An advanced level course presenting an overview of beliefs, customs, and behaviors of Hispanics in the United States and abroad. Prerequisite: SPN2012. (Cross-listed with SPN3001)
SSC4201 Introduction to Minority Cultures 3 credits. An overview of the beliefs, customs, and behaviors of minority ethnic groups in the United States as compared to the student's own culture. This course aims to help students understand how they might better share the gospel of Jesus Christ cross-cul turally.
SPANISH All courses are taught in Spanish. Foreign language prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. SPNIOOI Elementary Spanish I 4 credits. An introduction to the Spanish language and Latino culture, with an emphasis on listening and speaking and the development of reading and writing skills. (4 hours + lone-hour language lab). SPNI002 4 credits. SPNI001 language
Elementary Spanish II Continuation of SPNI001. Prerequisite: or its equivalent. (4 hours + lone-hour lab).
SPN2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3 credits. A transition to the intermediate proficiency level. This course develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and increases awareness of Latino culture. Prerequisite: SPNI002 or a minimum of 2 years of high school Spanish with an acceptable score on the placement test. (3 hours + lone-hour language lab). SPN2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3 credits. Further development of language proficiency. Included is an in-depth study of grammatical concepts with a strong focus on reading and writing. Prerequisite: SPN2001. (3 hours + lone-hour language lab). SPN2011 Intermediate Spanish III 3 credits. An upper intermediate level course with a strong focus on development of writing skills. Prerequisite: SPN2002. SPN2012 Communicating Christ in Spanish 3 credits. A specialized intermediate level course building language proficiency through the use of Bible studies and adult information course materials used in Latino mission fields. Prerequisite: SPN2011.
SPN3001 Latin-American Culture & Civilization 3 credits. An advanced level course presenting an overview of beliefs, customs, and behaviors of Latinos in the United States and abroad. Prerequisite: SPN2012. (Cross-listed with SSC3220) SPN3002 Spanish & Latin American Literature 3 credits. A survey of literature from Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPN3011. SPN3011 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3 credits. An advanced level course giving opportunities to practice language skills through a wide range of topics. Although the focus is on increasing speaking proficiency, reading and writing are used as strong support skills. Prerequisite: SPN3001. SPN4001 Selected Topics in Spanish I 3 credits. An advanced level course for bilinguals that develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as a native speaker would approach these issues. Included is translation work and the study of advanced grammatical issues. (May be repeated with different content.) Prerequisite: SPN3001 SPN4002 Selected Topics in Spanish II 3 credits. An advanced level course involving discussion and analysis of selected readings from representative authors of the Spanish-speaking world. (May be repeated with different content.) Prerequisite: SPN3011 SPN4011 Spanish Immersion I 6 credits. A month-long study program in Latin America requiring a Spanish-only language pledge. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of intermediate Spanish. SPN4012 Spanish Immersion II 6 credits. A month-long study program in Latin America requiring a Spanish-only language pledge. Prerequisite: SPN4011
STAFF MINISTRY SMNll02 Staff Ministry Early Field Experience I 0.5 credit. Participation with teacher education students in a week of on-campus activities and experiences designed to introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the teaching ministry.
SMN2001 The Theology and Practice of Ministry 3 credits. An examination of the biblical concept of ministry and the ways in which ministry is carried out, the use of timeless biblical principles in developing programs of ministry, and the responsibilities and relationships of called workers in the public ministry as they participate in congregational life. SMN2003 Biblical Interpretation 3 credits. An analysis of the major approaches to biblical interpretation, and an examination and application of the correct principles that are used to understand the Bible. SMN2102 Staff Ministry Early Field Experience II 0.5 credit. A week of observation and participation in congregational ministry. SMN3001 Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry 3 credits. A study of marriage, the family, and the biblical role of the family in spiritual growth, with an emphasis on youth ministry as a part of an integrated ministry to families. Addresses both developing healthy families and ministering to hurting families. SMN3010 Foundations of Evangelism 3 credits. An examination of the biblical concept of evangelism as it relates to the mission of the church, and a presentation of personal and programmatic methods for evangelism. SMN3011 Congregational Assimilation and Retention 3 credits. A study of ways to integrate members into the life of the church through active use of the Means of Grace, Christian fellowship, and service. Includes examination of factors that can help to prevent inactivity and of methods for reaching out to inactive members.
SMN3030 Caring and Counseling 3 credits. An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of a Christian approach to counseling, based in Law and Gospel, and the formal and informal congregational settings in which they may be applied. SMN3031 Parish Visitation 3 credits. A presentation of visitation as a method of ministry, especially as a way to minister to the needs of the grieving, the sick and shut-in, and the inactive member. SMN3040 Organization and Administration in the Parish 3 credits. A presentation of organizational structure, planning, decision making, supervision, leadership, and human relations as tools in the administration of the church. SMN3042 Developing and Training Leadership 3 credits. Methods and techniques for training lay people. Includes how to identify their gifts and abilities, recruitment, and options for training. SMN3103 Staff Ministry Early Field Experience III 0.5 credit. A week of observation and participation in congregational ministry. SMN3104 Individual Field Experiences 0.5 credit. Fifty hours of individual field experiences related to parish ministry, completed prior to internship. SMN4152 One-semester Internship 16 credits. A full-time experience of learning and serving in a congregation, carried out under the direction of a pastor or a pastor and a staff minister.
SMN3020 Parish Education 3 credits. An examination of the principles, methods, and materials of religious education in the parish for adults, youth, and children.
STUDENT L,FE A Christian Community Academic Counseling Athletics Campus Living Class Attendance Employment, Shopping, Service, Events, etc Extra-Curricular Life Financial Services Handicapped Accessibility Health Services Housing Marriage Meals Motor Vehicles Orientation And Registration Personal and Spiritual Counseling Student Government Vacations Vogel Recreational Facility Worship
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A Christian Community God created us to live together with him and with each other. In this world where sin separates and divides, we thank God for gathering us together as his people in Christ. God enables us to live together with each other in a Christian community and enjoy the blessings of worshiping, working, laughing, and even crying together. God gives us the opportunity, as a campus family, to encourage and admonish, forgive and befriend, help and assist one another. Common to all Christians is the struggle between the new man of faith and the old sinful nature. The new man wants to love God and people perfectly. The old Adam hates what is good and is completely selfish. God's Law uncovers and exposes sinful selfishness, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ covers, heals, and comforts with the message of forgiveness won by Christ. Moreover, God's gracious forgiveness provides the power for godly living, striving, and maturing. When hundreds of people share close quarters on our campus, opportunity abounds for selfishness to hurt and wound. But God the Holy Spirit uses his Word on our campus to turn us away from sin, turn us back to Christ in repentance and faith, and turn our hearts and hands toward others in love. Worship Martin Luther College plans its day around the worship of our Lord. Morning and evening chapel services provide our campus family with opportunities to gather together around the Word, to sing, to pray, and to praise God. Students also have the opportunity to attend worship services at one of the area WELS congregations. In addition, the faculty provides organized opportunities for small group Bible study. Class Attendance Martin Luther College expects students to attend their classes. The public ministry calls for faithfulness, and regular class attendance is one training ground for that important requirement. Illness and emergency, of course, may necessitate absence from class. The academic calendar specifies when classes are in session. Students and their parents and families are expected to follow the academic calendar, particularly when making travel arrangements and vacation plans. Travel arrangements should be made after the last examination date of the semester. Those who need to make use of the Minneapolis
airport should also become familiar with shuttle service times while making their flight reservations. Vacations Dormitories and the cafeteria open the weekend before the first class in fall and close on graduation day in spring. Facilities are normally closed during the longer Christmas and spring breaks and the shorter Thanksgiving and Easter recesses. Students are encouraged to travel home during these holiday recesses. Those who live farther from home are encouraged to spend the break at the home of a friend. Students and parents are often concerned about winter travel back to Martin Luther College after major vacation breaks. When winter weather causes travel concerns, students and parents are asked to check the MLC Portal (www.portal.mlc-wels.edu) for information concerning school closing, or phone the college information desk at 507-354-8221. Housing In general, college policy is that students live in the dormitories provided by our synod. Unmarried students live with a roommate in one of five residence halls operated by the college. If enrollment numbers are greater than dormitory capacities, then single students who are four or more years out of high school and have reached the age of twenty-one, may request an exemption from dormitory living, but the Vice-President for Student Life will make decisions regarding such requests. Married students arrange their own housing. The college provides a bed, mattress, desk, chair, dresser space, and wardrobe/ closet for each dormitory resident. Rooms are equipped with connections for phone, cable TV, and the campus computer network. Students provide towels, bed linens and blankets, phone, study lamps, and trash containers. Appliances and extra furniture may be brought into the dormitories with the approval of the dormitory supervisor. Some items require a fee or deposit. Before bringing items to campus, please contact the Vice-President for Student Life. Dormitories are locked at all times. Students access their dormitory using their ID card which utilizes RFID technology. Meals Dormitory students are required to participate in the meal plan offered by the college. Our cafeteria offers
continuous "7 AM to Midnight" service. While full entree items are available during traditional meal times, many other items are available at other times. Certain hot food items are also available from 7:30 PM until Midnight. Students with an ID can enter the cafeteria as often as their schedules permit. The cafeteria provides a variety of menu items and a number of specialty bars each day. Off-campus students may also purchase meals in the cafeteria. Financial Services Martin Luther College operates an automatic teller machine on campus. The ATM permits withdrawals, but no deposits. The school's receptionist cashes personal checks (up to $50 per day). Some local banks will cash personal checks for students who present proper identification and have an account with them. Health Services New students submit a physician's health evaluation and a profile of medical history on forms provided them by the college. Proof of immunization (Diphtherial Tetanus within the past 10 years, MMR, and Polio) is a legal requirement for campus residency. Martin Luther College requires that necessary medical and immunization forms be returned to the Admissions Office prior to a student's arrival on campus. An on-staff registered nurse meets the routine health needs of student. She holds regular hours oncampus each school day. New Ulm has a regional hospital and competent physicians in most fields. A student is responsible for the costs of off-campus care, which means carrying major medical insurance or being prepared to meet emergency medical costs should they occur. Martin Luther College carries accidental injury insurance to supplement a student's own primary coverage for injuries that occur on college property or in conjunction with school sanctioned activities. Intercollegiate athletes at Martin Luther College fall under the protection of NCAA coverage for catastrophic injury. Intercollegiate athletes must carry their own major medical insurance and must update their health records with a physical exam prior to their junior year. In general, students are strongly encouraged to carry major medical health insurance coverage.
Campus Living On its website, Martin Luther College publishes the Student Handbook that contains campus regulations and guidelines. Christian principles and courtesy form the necessary framework for day-to-day living on campus. By enrolling, each student declares a willingness to abide by both the letter and the spirit of these common-sense regulations. The college administration and elected student representatives work together to keep guidelines up-to-date and relevant. Fines may be levied and other penalties imposed when regulations are broken. In all cases the goal is to promote peace, harmony, and loving concern for others. The Holy Spirit works through the Word to make each believer more like Christ. When growth in Christian life is not apparent or when behavior calls into question a person's fitness or readiness for service in the public ministry, a student may be asked to leave school. Campus regulations reflect the concerns of our civil government. The Martin Luther College Governing Board has declared our campus to be drug- and alcohol-free. Martin Luther College has also established procedures to deal with sexual harassment. Racial prejudice is a form of lovelessness that the college family works with God's Word to eliminate. Student Government Each class selects its own officers and elects delegates to the Student Senate. Each of the five residence halls has a dormitory council elected by its own residents. The Student Senate is the student body's voice in matters affecting student life at MLC. Class officers attend to the specific concerns of each class. Dormitory councils address concerns of residential living. Marriage Students notify the Vice-President for Student Life when they are making plans for a marriage that will take place before graduation from Martin Luther College or prior to enrollment at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, or that may impact future assignment. The Vice-President for Student Life and the Campus Pastor counsel these students. Academic Counseling Each student is assigned a faculty member as an academic advisor. The advisor helps chart the path to graduation by tracking academic progress and assisting the student to choose appropriate courses. The advisor may also offer personal counseling or
direct the student to someone who can also help with non-academic concerns.
students must supply the college with a correct summer address.
Personal and Spiritual Counseling Students who serve as resident assistants provide peer counseling. Each floor or wing of a dormitory has one resident assistant. Each dormitory has an adult resident supervisor to whom a student may also turn. The Vice-President for Student Life is available for other concerns. The Martin Luther College Campus Pastor offers confidential spiritual counseling. A Christian counseling office in New Ulm, staffed by WELSjELS counselors, supplements the work of the Vice-President for Student Life and the Campus Pastor at their recommendation and referral.
Employment, Shopping, Service, Events, etc. The community of New Ulm offers part-time jobs to as many students as need them. Employment opportunities are posted regularly in the Luther Student Center in cooperation with Minnesota Job Service. Job opportunities are also listed on the Martin Luther College website and through an email notification service overseen by the Financial Aid Office.
Motor Vehicles A student may bring a motor vehicle to campus under the following conditions: • The vehicle must be covered with liability insurance. • The vehicle must be in safe operating condition. • The vehicle must be kept in operating condition throughout the year • The vehicle must be registered with the Student Life office (fees range from $40 to $80 per year). • The vehicle must be parked on campus in the lot assigned by the Student Life Office As a courtesy to our residential neighbors, parking on streets adjacent to campus is prohibited. Students who bring a vehicle agree to abide by motor vehicle regulations set by the college and the government. Because parking space on campus is limited, perhaps not all students wishing to bring vehicles to campus can be accommodated. Therefore, students must register for parking prior to bringing their vehicles to campus. Orientation And Registration Current students register for classes prior to the end of each school year. New students and incoming freshmen will be pre-registered before the beginning of the school year. The college welcomes new students and their parents to a few days of orientation at the beginning of the first semester. Matters such as room and roommate assignment, vehicle registration, parking, financial aid, and the initial payment of fees are handled by mail prior to arrival on campus. To facilitate these matters,
Students may shop for personal needs in New Ulm, nearby Mankato, or the Twin Cities. All three areas sponsor cultural and recreational activities. Vogel Recreational Facility Located just down the Center Street Hill below the college stands the Vogel Recreational Facility. Students, Faculty, and Staff may use some of the facilities for no charge by presenting a valid MLC ID card. The swimming pool, walkingj running track, gymnasium, and fitness center equipment may all be used. Rented facilities, like the racket ball courts, are not included in this program. Handicapped Accessibility Although most campus buildings were built prior to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, attempts are made to assist students and other personnel who have disabilities. The Wittenberg Collegiate Center (WCC), the Library building, and the Gymnasium have groundlevel wheel chair accessible entrances. The Library, Wittenberg Collegiate Center (WCC), Old Main, Luther Student Center (LSC), Concord and Summit dormitories are served by elevators. Concord and Augustana Halls have private handicap-accessible toilet, shower and laundry facilities. MLC attempts to eliminate any disadvantages and to create a sensitive learning environment for students with disabilities. Extra-Curricular Life Government: Students can participate in campus leadership opportunities such as Student Senate, dormitory councils, class offices, an intramural athletic board, ad hoc college committees, task forces, etc. Music and Dramatics: Student-led drama club, Forum, produces a fall musical, a winter play, reader's theater, outdoor classical theater in the
park, and a children's theater play. The MLC Music Division sponsors multiple performance choirs, bands, ensembles, jazz band, and hand bells. Publications: Students write, edit, and layout the school literary magazine, the Knight's Page, and a magazine featuring the translation of confessional Lutheran Latin and German material called Studium Excitare. Students are also asked to utilize their writing gifts by the Public Relations Office
Athletic Director also supervises the dance team and cheer leading squads. Athletics at Martin Luther College help to contribute to a positive overall college experience for students. Christian sportsmanship is just as important as participation and winning is never placed at odds with learning. Gender equity in sports is observed.
Social Events: Students participate in homecoming activities, snow carnival events, class events and outings, lyceums and cultural events, special interest clubs, and faculty-student gatherings. Service Clubs: Students can assist with campus life by joining audio-visual services, becoming recruitment hosts, serving as campus ambassadors, and participating in other college sponsored service activities. In addition, students are warmly encouraged to volunteer their time and energy in the community.
Athletics Martin Luther College offers a comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program for men and women. The college is associated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III) and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). Cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, and track and field are offered to both men and women. In addition, women compete in volleyball and softball, while men compete in football and baseball. Intramural competition is offered for both men and women in tennis, indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, bowling, badminton, basketball, softball, and flag football. All students not participating in intercollegiate sports during the respective sport season are eligible to be a part of the intramural program. The program is operated through a student board under the guidance of the Athletic Director. The athletic program is under control of the faculty athletic committee with recommendations provided by a student athletic board. The Athletic Director supervises the activities and schedules all intercollegiate athletics and intramural events. The
MLCFACULTY Academic Division Chairs Adjunct Faculty Admissions Counselors Emeriti Instructors Non- Tenured Faculty Tenured Faculty
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TENURED FACUL TV Date indicates the year in which service began at Northwestern College, Dr. Martin Luther College, or Martin Luther College. (E) Advisor to Studies in Educational Ministry students (P) Advisor to Pre-Seminary Studies students DMLC- Dr. Martin Luther College NWC - Northwestern College VVLS - Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Danell, James c, Jr. (1998) (P) German B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A., Middlebury College Diels, Joyce A. (2008) (E) Mathematics B.S.Ed., DMLC MS., University of Wisconsin
Ash, Richard F. (1999) (E) Science B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S.T., UW-Eau Claire
Dose, Brian L. (1990) (P) English B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A., UW-Milwaukee
Balge, Daniel N. (1995) (P) Greek B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A., University of Wisconsin
Fredrich, Joel D. (1987) (P) Latin, Religion, Greek B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A., University of Wisconsin
Balge, Jonathan R. (2002) (E) Religion, History B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS
Gosdeck, David M. (1985) (P) Religion B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A., University of Wisconsin
Bases, Paul A. (1996) (E) Spanish B.S.,University of Dayton M.A., UW-Milwaukee Bauer, David T. (1998) (E) Music B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.C.M., Concordia-River Forest Bode, Glenn E. (1991) Technology Director B.S.,Mankato State University Boeder, John C. (2000) Religion B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS Brutlag, Ronald D. (1999)(E) Director of Admissions B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.A., Eastern Michigan University Czer, Lawrence J. (1992)(E) English BS.Ed., DMLC M.A., st. Cloud State University ABD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gronholz, John H. (1985) (E) Physical Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., Mankato State University Grunwald, James R. (1998) (E) Director of Academic Computing/Mathematics B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., UW-Oshkosh M.A., Clarke Ph.D., Nova Southeastern Haar, Susan G. (2005) (E) Early Childhood Education BS.Ed., DMLC M.A.Ed., Towson University Hartzell, J. Lance (1993) (E) Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S. Minnesota State University-Mankato Heidtke, Earl R. (1992) (E) Science, Social Sciences B.S.Ed., DMLC M.A., Concordia-Seward M.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato
Hunter, Thomas N. (1991) (E) English B.S.Ed., DMLC M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Loomis, Cheryl A (1997)(E) Early Childhood Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato
Klindworth, Robert F., (2004) (E) Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.A, St. Mary's University Ed.D., University of Minnesota
Lotito, Lawrence W. (2002) (E) Education B.s.Ed., University of Michigan M.A, Marian College
Klockziem, Roger C. (1979) (E) Science B.S.Ed., DMLC M.AT., Washington State University Ph.D., University of Minnesota Koelpin, Paul E. (1994) (P) History, Religion B.A,NWC M.Div., WLS M. A, Minnesota State University-Mankato Koestler, Arlen L. (1978) (E)
Melendy, Carla E. (1999)(E) Education B.A, Concordia-River Forest M.AEd., Towson University Ph.D., Capella University Minch, Jack N. (1992) (E) Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., Winona State University Moldenhauer, Kermit G. (1995)(E) Music B.S.Ed., DMLC M.C.M., Concordia-River Forest Ph.D., International Seminary (FL)
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lange, Douglas F. (2005)(P) Physical Education B.A,NWC M.Div., WLS Lange, Lyle W. (1978) (E) Religion B.A,NWC M.Div., WLS Lenz, Mark J. (1981) (E) History, Religion B.A,NWC M.Div., WLS Ph.D., International Seminary (FL) Leopold, Barbara L. (1974) (E) Physical Education B.S.Ed, DMLC Leyrer, Philip M. (2000) English B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.S.T.E.,University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Nass, Thomas P. (1994) (P) Hebrew B.A,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A, University of Wisconsin Nolte, John P. (1986)(E) Music B.S.Ed., DMLC M.C.M., Concordia-River Forest Ph.D., University of Minnesota Ohm, Ronald C. (2002)(E) Education B.s.Ed., DMLC M.A, Saint Mary's University Olson, Lawrence O. (1993) (E) Religion B.A,NWC M. Div., WLS D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary S.T.M., WLS Paustian, Mark A (2001)(P) English B.A,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A, Minnesota State University
Pekrul, William A. (2002) (E) Director of Public Relations B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Pope, James F. (2000) (E) History, Religion B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS
Potratz, Robert C. (1999) (E) Music B.S.Ed.,DMLC Roux, Jonathan A. (2008) (E) Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., McDaniel College Rupnow, Kenneth C. (2000) (E) Mathematics B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, M.S., Marquette University Ph.D., Marquette University
Sellnow, David D. (2000) (P) History, Religion B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.s., Minnesota State University Shilling, Ronald L. (1965)(E)
Music B.S.Ed., DMLC M.Mus., University of Cincinnati M.C.M., Concordia-River Forest Sponholz, Martin P. (1982)(E) Science B.S., University of Wisconsin M.S., University of Wisconsin Spurgin, Alan M. (1992) (E) Education B.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ed.D., University of South Dakota Stelljes, Ross A.. (2007) Admissions Counselor B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS
Schmidt, John H. (1981) (P) Greek, Religion B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS M.A., University of Wisconsin
Tess, Paul A. (2006) (E) Education B.S.Ed, DMLC M.A., Silver Lake College
Schone, Jeffrey L. (1997) Religion B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS
Thiesfeldt, Steven R. (1997) Science B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Schroeder, David W. (2008) (E) History B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.A., University of Minnesota Ph.D., Marquette University
Unke, James M. (1997) Physical Education B.S. Ed., DMLC M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato
Schroeder, Timothy J. (1992) (E) English B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.A., Concordia-River Forest Schubkegel, Joyce C. (1970) (E) Music B.s.Ed., Concordia-River Forest M.Mus., Northwestern University
Unke, Lori L., (2007) Admissions Counselor B.S.Ed., DMLC Wagner, Wayne L., (1978)(E) Music B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., Mankato State University Ph.D., University of Colorado
Wendler, David O. (1980) Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Ph.D., University of Minnesota Wessel, Keith C. (2002)(P)
Greek, Latin B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLS Whaley, Cynthia E. (1993) (E) Education B.S.Ed., DMLC M.A., Silver Lake College Ph.D., University of Minnesota Wiechman, Jeffery P. (2008) (E) Education B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.S., University of Nebraska Wittmershaus, Kurt A. (1998) (E) History B.S.Ed., DMLC Wurster, Miles B. (2006)(E) Music B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College Zarling, Mark G. (2007) President B.A.,NWC M.Div., WLC M.S.E., Concordia-Mequon
ACADEMIC DIVISION CHAIRS Robert F. Klindworth Arlen L. Koestler John H. Schmidt Paul E. Koelpin Richard F. Ash John P. Nolte John H. Gronholz Mark ]. Lenz
Education English Foreign Language History-Social Science Math-Science Music Physical Education Religion
NON-TENURED FACULTV 2008-2009 ADJUNCT FACUL TV
Wiechman, Eilzabeth J. Music B.S.Ed., DMLC
Balge, Bethel A. Music B.A., Michigan State University M.Mus., University of Wisconsin Diplom (M.Mus.), University of Frankfurt, Germany
Wurster, Kathryn M. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College M.Mus., University of Colorado
Boeder, Bethel J. Music B.S.Ed.,DMLC
Dallmann, Gary L. Physical Education B.S.,Mankato State University M. S., Mankato State University Beverlee M. Haar Early Childhood B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.S., Mankato State Univerisity Martens, Judith L. Music Nolte, Brent J. Music B.S.Ed.,DMLC M.Mus., Central Michigan University
Bode, Adam M. Foreign Language B.A.,MLC M.Div., WLS Stem, Jesse A. Religion B.A.,MLC M. Div., WLS
Gnewuch, Mark A. us.na, MLC Sievert, Dustin D. B.A.,MLC M. Div., WLS
Nolte, Lanita M. Music s.s Ed., DMLC Ohm, Carlotta L. Music B.S.,Concordia College Paulsen, John W. Science B.S., st. Cloud State University M.A., Penn State University M.S., Mankato State University Thiesfeldt, [eneane M. Music B. S.Ed., DMLC Vogel, Marianne A. Music s.s.sa., DMLC
EMERITI Anderson, Ames E. (MLC) 1961-1999 Arras, William D. (DMLC) 1969-1982 Backer, Bruce R. (DMLC) 1956-1995 Barnes, Glenn R. (DMLC) 1966-1992 Bartel, Fred A. (DMLC) 1978-1990 Birsching, William H. (MLC) 1979-1998 Brick, Delmar C. (DMLC) 1954-1987 Buck, Drew M. (MLC) 1983-2007 Carmichael, Gary G. (MLC) 1964-1999 Dallmann, Gary L. (MLC) 1964-2008 Deutschlander, Daniel M. (MLC) 1984-2004 Fischer, Gilbert F. (DMLC) 1962-1984 Franzmann, Gerhard W. (NWC) 1959-1994 Glende, Arthur F. (DMLC) 1965-1980 Haar, Beverlee M. (MLC) 1974-2005 Hartwig, Theodore J. (MLC) 1955-2002 Huebner, Lloyd O. (DMLC) 1967-1993 Hussman, Charles E. (MLC) 1992-2003 Ingebritson, Mervin J. (DMLC) 1971-1984 Isch, John R. (MLC) 1970-2004 Kirst, Eugene A. (NWC) 1954-1991 Koelpin, Arnold J. (MLC) 1962-200l Krueger, Robert H.(MLC) 1971-2003 Lehmann, Arnold O. (NWC) 1962-1979 Levorson, LeRoy N. (MLC) 1968-2003 McLean, Irma R. (MLC) 1967-1996 Meihack, Marvin L. (MLC) 1970-2003 Menk, Rolland R. (MLC) 1980-2005 Meyer, Edward H. (MLC) 1970-2002 Micheel, John H. (MLC) 1970-2008 Nolte, Gertrude E. (DMLC) 1962-1986 Nolte, Waldemar H. (DMLC) 1962-1986 Olsen, Theodore B. (MLC) 1971-1978,1994-2007 Paulsen, John W. (MLC) 1971-2006 Pelzl, David J. (MLC) 1983-2009 Plitzuweit, Jerald J. (MLC) 1967-2003 Raddatz, Darvin H. (MLC) 1970-2001 Schenk, Otto H. (MLC) 1965-1997 Schibbelhut, John H. (MLC) 1992-2002 Schroeder, Martin D. (DMLC) 1961-1992 Schroeder, Morton A. (DMLC) 1971-1990 Schulz, Arthur J. (MLC) 1957-2002 Stoltz, Robert J. (MLC) 1982-2001 TenBroek, Wayne B. (NWC) 1979-1987 Voss, Robert J. (NWC) 1987-1993 Wessel, Howard L. (MLC) 1964-1999 Wulff, Frederick H. (MLC) 1971-1998 Yotter, Harold D. (MLC) 1970-2000 Dates up to 1995 indicate years of service to Dr. Martin Luther College (DMLC) or Northwestern College (NWC). Dates after 1995 indicate years of service to Martin Luther College.
ADMINISTRATION 2009-2010 Academic Calendar Martin Luther College Directory Martin Luther College Seal MLC Governing Board
93 89 94 92
MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE DIRECTORY For additional information, contact the following persons directly. To reach the person dial (507) 354-8224 and the extension number. Martin Luther College 1995 Luther Court New Ulm, MN 56073-3300 FAX (507) 354-8225 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.mlc-wels.edu Administration Mark G. Zarling, President Steven R. Thiesfeldt, Vice-President for Administration Diana L. Burt, Administrative Assistant to the President
Ext. 211 Ext. 211 Ext. 211
Academics David O. Wendler, Vice-President for Academics Deborah A. Plath, Administrative Assistant to the Vice-President for Academics Daniel N. Balge, Academic Dean, Pre-Seminary Program Kurt W. Wittmershaus, Academic Dean, Education and Staff Ministry Margaret M. Louters, Administrative Assistant to the Academic Deans James R. Grunwald, Director of Academic Computing
Ext. 207 Ext. 207 Ext. 377 Ext. 377 Ext. 377 Ext. 349
Student Life, Housing, Automobiles, Student Government Jeffrey L. Schone, Vice-President for Student Life John C. Boeder, Campus Pastor Wendy L. Ristow, Director of Women's Housing Jesse A. Stem, Director of Men's Housing Naomi R. Hippert, Administrative Assistant to the Vice-President for Student Life
Ext. 289 Ext. 310 Ext. 127 Ext. 104 Ext. 289
Enrollment, Admissions, Recruitment, Informational Presentations Philip M. Leyrer, Vice-President for Enrollment Management Ronald D. Brutlag, Director of Admissions Vacancy, Admissions Counselor Dustin D. Sievert, Admissions Counselor Ross A. Stelljes, Admissions Counselor Lori L. Unke, Admissions Counselor Vacancy, Admissions/ Administrative Assistant for Admissions Office Arlen L. Koestler, Director of Academic Success Center
Ext. 298 Ext. 362 Ext. 361 Ext. 280 Ext. 243
Financial Aid Gene A. Slettedahl, Director Lynnda S. Kalk, Financial Aid Assistant Valerie J. Bovee, Financial Aid Operations Assistant
Ext. 221 Ext. 225 Ext. 293
Human Resources Diane L. Brutlag, Human Resources Officer
Records, Courses, Transcripts, Evaluation of Credits David O. Wendler, Vice-President for Academics Kurt W. Wittmershaus, Education and Staff Ministry Transcript Evaluator Daniel N. Balge, Pre-Seminary Transcript Evaluator
Ext. 207 Ext. 377 Ext. 377
Ext. 289 Ext. 360
Gwen L. Kral, Records Office Coordinator
Mission Advancement Jonathan J. Scharlemann, Director of Mission Advancement William A. Pekrul, Director of Public Relations Arlene B. Stolte, Administrative Assistant Kathryn J. Tohal, Resource Development Director Stephen J. Balza, Director of Alumni Relations Laurie F. Gauger, Writer/Editor Michelle L. Gartner, Events Coordinator
Ext. 386 Ext. 367 Ext. 295 Ext. 220 Ext. 387 Ext. 240 Ext. 393
Education Office Robert F. Klindworth, Chair Paul A. Tess, Director of Clinical Experiences Cynthia E. Whaley, Licensure Officer Kristal L. Miller, Administrative Assistant for Clinical Experiences Kenneth D. Board, Administrative Assistant for State Licensure
Ext. Ext. Ext. Ext. Ext.
Graduate Studies David O. Wendler, Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Financial Services James R. Hahn, Director of Finance Michael A. Thorn, Accountant/Office Manager Ginger I. Melzer, Accounts Payable/Insurance Marlys A. Rosenau, Student Accounts Receivable/Payroll Valerie J. Bovee, Administrative Assistant
Ext. 292 Ext. 391 Ext. 218 Ext. 217 Ext. 365
Staff Ministry Lawrence o. Olson, Director of Staff Ministry Program
Continuing Education Office David T. Bauer, Director of Continuing Education Julie L. Balge, Administrative Assistant for Continuing Education Office
Ext. 229 Ext. 368
Athletics James M. Unke, Director of Athletics Barbara L. Leopold, Assistant Athletic Director Barbara A. Gorsline, Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Ext. 256 Ext. 200 Ext. 232
Library David M. Gosdeck, Library Director Helen E. Krueger, Circulation Manager Grace M. Bases, Technical Services Manager Janice A. Nass, Serials Manager Katherine M. Lotito, Media Specialist and Reference Librarian
Ext. 296 Ext. 242 Ext. 364 Ext. 327 Ext. 249
Technology, Network Services Glenn E. Bode, Director of Technology Ken D. Jones, Network Support Services Lois J. Bode, Computer Network Support Karen L. Shilling, Network Support Services
Ext. Ext. Ext. Ext.
223 287 347 282 379
100 100 100 100
Aaron C. Spike, Network Support Services Laura L. Stelljes, Network Support Services
Ext. 100 Ext. 100
Bookstore Pam J. Kitzberger, Bookstore Manager
Health Services Charlene K. Friedrich, Nurse
Support Staff Gary L. Sonnenberg, Director of Environmental Services Heidi K. Schoof, Administrative Assistant for Environmental Services Brian S. Messer, Food Service Manager George E. Schimmele, Maintenance Supervisor Kevin A. Neuman, Custodial Supervisor John L. Ring, Graphic Arts Director Lynn M. Boesch, Administrative Assistant for Graphic Arts Rachel L. Sturm, Graphic Arts Printer Irene D. Flatau, Administrative Assistant for Music Division Pamela A. Heidtke, Receptionist Constance L. Paustian, Receptionist Grace A. Potratz, Receptionist
Ext. 260 Ext. 260 Ext. 213 Ext. 304 Ext. 235 Ext. 230 Ext. 230 Ext. 230 Ext. 215 351-8221 354-8221 354-8221
Early Childhood Learning Center Catherine J. Biedenbender, Director
Pastor Ralph E. Scharf, Chairman (2009)*, West Allis, Wisconsin Pastor Michael D. Schultz, Vice Chairman (2014), Lawrenceville, Georgia Pastor Roy M. Beyer, Secretary (2012), Algoma, Wisconsin Teacher Keith R. Bowe (2008), Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Mr. Steven Danekas (2010), Naperville, Illinois Teacher Jonathan J. Hahm (2008), Caledonia, Minnesota Mr. Robert D. Hinnenthal (2010), New DIm, Minnesota Teacher Scott R. Huebner (2010), Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Mr. Stephen D. Loehr (2008), Onalaska, Wisconsin Mr. Barry V. Price (2012), Durand, Michigan Teacher Steven J. Rosenbaum (2014), Wildomar, California Mr. William Steinbrenner (2008), Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Pastor Jeffrey D. Wegner (2014), Rumford, Rhode Island *Date indicates the year when term expires. Advisory Members to the Governing Board Pastor Mark G. Schroeder, Watertown, Wisconsin, President, WELS Pastor Charles F. Degner, St. Peter, Minnesota, President, Minnesota District, WELS Pastor Paul Prange, Administrator, Board for Ministerial Education, WELS Pastor Mark G. Zarling, President, Martin Luther College Executive Committee of the Governing Board Pastor Ralph E. Scharf Pastor Michael D. Schultz Mr. Robert D. Hinnenthal Pastor Roy M. Beyer
2009-2010 Academic Calendar First Semester Aug. 18 Aug.20-22 Aug. 22& 23 Aug. 24 Aug. 24 Sept. 7 Oct. 14* Oct. 15 & 16 Oct. 19 Nov. 24* Nov. 30 Dec.ll Dec. 12-17 Dec. 13
Tuesday Thursday to Saturday Saturday & Sunday Monday Monday Monday Wednesday Thursday & Friday Monday Tuesday Monday Friday Saturday to Thursday Sunday
Student Teachers Begin Classes Freshman Orientation Days Arrival of Upper Classes Classes Begin 9:40 AM - Opening Service Labor Day - No Classes Midterm - Vacation Begins after Classes (4:35 pm) No Classes - WELS Minnesota Teachers' Conference Classes Resume Thanksgiving Recess Begins after Classes (4:35 pm) Classes Resume Last Day of Classes before Exams Exams (Exams on Saturday Morning & all day Thursday) 3:00 PM - Christmas Concert 10:00 AM - Commencement Service Christmas recess begins after the last exam which finishes at 4:35 pm
*Note: Students in their professional semester (Student Teaching I and II) follow the school calendar of where they are teaching. Second Semester
Feb. 27-Mar. 3
Tuesday Thursday Thursday Wednesday Friday Saturday to Wednesday
Mar. I-Mar. 14* March 15 March 31* April 6 May 7 May 10-14 May14 May 15
Monday Wednesday Tuesday Friday Monday to Friday Friday Saturday
Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 7 Jan. 20 Feb. 26
Student Teachers Begin Classes Classes Begin 10:15 AM - Opening Service Evangelism Day Midterm - Spring Vacation After Classes Freshman Education & Staff Ministry Early Field Experience Week Spring Vacation for Education & Staff Ministry Freshmen after EFE Classes Spring Vacation and a Week of EFE for Education & Staff Ministry Sophomores & Juniors Classes Resume Easter Vacation Begins after classes Classes Resume Last Day of Classes Before Exams Exams 7:30 PM - Commencement Concert 10:00 AM - Commencement Service
*Note: Students in their professional semester (Student Teaching I and II) follow the school calendar of where they are teaching. 2010 SUMMER SESSION First Term June 14 July 2
Opening Service and Classes Begin End of First Term Second Term
July 5 July 23
Registration - Second Term Begins End of Second Term
MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE SEAL The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod's college for ministry bears the name of the great sixteenth century reformer, Martin Luther, whose ministry is an inspiration for all who aspire to the high calling of the public ministry today. The MLCcampus is located in the city of New Ulm in the state of Minnesota.
1995 MLC opened on July 1, 1995. MDCCCLXV/MDCCCLXXXIV MLC continues the service rendered to the WELS by Northwestern College of Watertown, Wisconsin (1865-1995), and by Dr. Martin Luther College of New Ulm, Minnesota (1884-1995). The Roman numerals on the seal are the founding dates of these two schools. Luther's Seal . MLC borrows from the seal of Dr. Luther. He wrote the following things about the items which MLC has appropriated for its seal: Cross: "A black cross within the heart reminds me that faith in Christ crucified saves me." Heart: "Although the cross is black, mortified and intended to cause pain, yet it does not change the color of the heart, does not destroy nature, i.e., does not kill, but keeps alive. The just shall live by faith!" Rose: "The heart is fixed upon the center of a white rose, to show that faith causes joy, consolation, and peace. The rose is white because white is the ideal color of all angels and blessed spirits." V-I- V-I- T: "The letters of the word VIVIT [Latin for 'he lives'] are written on the petals of the rose. Because Christ lives, I too shall live." MOTTO Below, supporting the seal, are words of Jesus from John 14:6, "I am the way [Latin: VIA], the truth [Latin: VERITAS], and the life [Latin: VITA]. COLORS Red, white, and black are the colors of MLC. Black: MLC trains young people to bring the true way of life to a world dying in darkness. White: The way is by grace alone. Truth is by Scripture alone. Life is by faith alone. These are the darknessdispelling gifts Jesus brings. Red: Red is the color of martyrs, Christ's faithful witnesses. MLC's mission is to send forth ministers of the gospel who proclaim but one way, but one truth, and but one life.