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VIEWBOOK :: 2010

a christian university

dr. justin d. cooper, president


president’s message As you explore Redeemer University College, you’ll find an exceptional Christian community committed to academic excellence; you’ll find a caring community and a spiritual vitality that enables students to discover their unique gifts and callings in life. As a member of Redeemer’s campus community, you will embark on a journey that will shape you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. Redeemer is a personally nurturing environment with a wide range of academic and co-curricular programs, including over 70 different majors and minors, integrated within a Christ-centred context. As President, I’d like to encourage you to experience our distinctive university life for yourself by attending a Campus Visit Day. Please feel free to bring your parents along, and join a community where, together, we Discover all things in Him!

‘Home away from Home’ Redeemer University College wants YOU to Discover all things in Him – from getting your degree to walking into your destiny. Whether you want to be an artist, musician, actor, teacher, minister, professional athlete, scientist or the next business mogul, we can help you get there, and are confident that God has equipped our faculty with the ability to connect with you and help you be successful here, as you pursue your BA, BSc or BEd degree. At Redeemer, we care about more than just helping you to get a first-class university education. While you are here, you will find a ‘home’ where others care about what concerns you. Many of our students came here with the intention to just ‘give Redeemer doriel moulton, a try for a year or so,’ only to realize how close-knit we are as a community. That led to Associate vicepresident, marketing them developing very special relationships with other students, faculty and staff. As a result, they were unwilling to trade our close community for just being another face in the crowd, where the interest in and attention to their success would not even come close to what Redeemer offers. This culminated in the decision to stay and complete their degree, and the truth is, that’s what we want…we want you to come and to stay—through graduation, and if possible, beyond. We believe that your experience at Redeemer will surpass any other, and we’d love it if you’d give us a try. So go ahead…. Discover all things in Him. You won’t regret it.

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Bachelor of science Biology Chemistry Computer Science Environmental STUDIES Horticulture KINESIOLOGY Mathematics Physics

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going green! Redeemer is committed to modeling good stewardship. We have been working hard to develop sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Being ecologically sensitive and environmentally responsible changes the way we think about school policy, about our residences, about our campus, about our food service, and about our teaching practice. The recent announcement of government infrastructure funding will allow Redeemer to further reduce its carbon footprint by installing a 150 kW solar voltaic array on the roof of the academic building. The funding also opens opportunities for the installation of a roof-top weather station and of more energy efficient windows and plumbing fixtures. We are planting trees, reducing the use of harsh chemicals, replacing light bulbs and shower heads, and eliminating the use of styrofoam. We’re committed to recycling and composting programs throughout campus, to making our residences energy efficient, to developing sustainable practices in the classroom and the dorms, to purchasing fair-trade, locally produced organic products, and, perhaps, most importantly, we’re committed to helping you become well-informed, stewardly agents of change. There are plenty of ways, too, for you to get involved in environmental leadership on campus and in our communities. We’re looking forward to partnering with you in making Redeemer, and our world, a greener place.


your campus Redeemer is located in Ancaster, Ontario, in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe. There is plenty to explore and experience right on campus: by the numbers »» Established in 1982 »» 86 acre campus »» 1 hour from Toronto, Niagara, London & the U.S. border »» 10 minutes from downtown Hamilton »» 885 students from over 40 different denominations »» 8 provinces, 5 U.S. states & 5 other countries represented »» 48% of students live on campus »» 15:1 student to faculty ratio »» Average class size of 23 students »» 80% of full-time faculty have their Ph.D or equivalent »» More than 2700 alumni »» 95% of graduates find work within 6 months of graduation »» Approximately 34% of alumni have gone on to over 120 different graduate programs at more than 90 different institutions worldwide »» 42 majors and 37 minors are offered at Redeemer »» The 6 most popular programs are English, Psychology, History, Education, Physical Education and Business accreditation »» Redeemer operates under a charter from the Government of Ontario to offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Education degree programs »» Redeemer is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) »» Redeemer’s Bachelor of Education program is approved by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)


redeemer’s report card & rankings Redeemer has been ranked as one of the top undergraduate universities in Canada in terms of student satisfaction in both the Globe & Mail’s University Report Card and Maclean’s University Rankings. »» A+ in Satisfaction with Overall Quality of Education (Globe & Mail Fall 2008) »» A in Overall Student Satisfaction (Globe & Mail Fall 2008) »» 91% of Redeemer students were satisfied or highly satisfied with the overall quality of education they received, the highest ranking in the survey of all Canadian universities. (Maclean’s Rankings Winter 2009) facilities »» Redeemer is completely wheelchair accessible »» Wireless internet available throughout campus »» 1000 seat auditorium »» Bookstore »» Art gallery, art studios and music practice rooms »» Peter Turkstra Library »» On campus grocery store, Food Court & Williams Coffee Pub »» Student Recreation Centre »» Athletic Centre, double regulation-size gymnasium, outdoor beach volleyball, soccer, basketball & tennis facilities »» New for Spring 2010 - roof-top solar panels installed to reduce dependence on electrical grid and non-renewable power, to provide learning and research opportunities, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 150 tonnes per year.

your community Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton is one of Canada’s largest cities, boasting beautiful waterfront parkland, escarpment trails, professional sports teams, world-class art galleries, amazing restaurants, festivals, and concerts. Living in a large urban centre also presents plenty of opportunities for worship and service. Whether you’re into nature, or crave something a little more “urban,” you’ll find everything you need at your doorstep. You’ll be able to tour national historic sights, kayak in Cootes Paradise, see a Tiger-Cats game, check out a vibrant arts scene, hike through a rare Canadian Carolinian forest, or see a movie with your friends. meadowlands, ancaster Of course, if you want to stay a little closer to home, the Redeemer campus and its surrounding neighbourhoods have a lot to offer. Redeemer is conveniently located near the Ancaster Meadowlands, a bustling community of homes, shops, restaurants, and cinemas. Places to Visit »» African Lion Safari »» Art Gallery of Hamilton »» Canadian Football Hall of Fame »» Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum »» Confederation Park »» Copps Coliseum (Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL Hockey) »» Dundas Valley Conservation Area »» Dundurn Castle »» Hamilton Farmers’ Market »» Ivor Wynne Stadium (Hamilton Tiger-Cats, CFL Football) »» Parks Canada Discovery Centre »» Royal Botanical Gardens

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DID YOU KNOW »» Hamilton is known as “the city of Waterfalls,” with more than 60 waterfalls along the Niagara Escarpment. »» Hamilton is a city of “neighbourhoods.” You can visit: Locke St., with its antique shops and cafés; James St. N. with its lively arts and cultural scene; Westdale, with its trendy shops, and Hess Village, with its cobbled streets and restaurants. »» Hamilton is home to a number of important Canadian historical sites, including: Dundurn Castle, the HMCS Haida, and Battlefield Park, a War of 1812 battleground. »» Europeans first arrived in Hamilton in 1669; the First Nations people at the time called the area “macassa” which means “beautiful water.” hamilton waterfront


residence As an on campus student, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant Christian living and learning community. You’ll be at the centre of Redeemer life, close to classrooms, academic resources, student events, athletic facilities, and the Recreation Centre. Townhouses: Two-storey townhouses in Calvin, Luther and Cranmer Courts. Augustine Hall: A three-storey complex built in 2001, usually for Year 2 students. Independent Apartments: Located in Luther Court and Augustine Hall, these residences are designed for students with disabilities and for married, mature or senior students.

DID YOU KNOW »» Year 1 & 2 students are guaranteed Residence if the required deposit is received by May 31. »» The Hamilton Spectator is delivered daily. »» Each Residence is furnished with kitchen appliances, living and dining room furniture, and a bed, desk, chair, bookcase, and drawers.

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meal Plan

Dining on Campus

Take advantage of Redeemer’s unique meal plan. Redeemer’s flexible meal plans are designed to help promote good stewardship, wise consumer choices, and environmentally friendly practices. Also, instructional cooking sessions are offered throughout the year to assist you in your culinary skills.

Whether you are planning a great dinner for your residence, looking for a light snack, or hoping to relax with friends over lunch, Redeemer offers fresh and flexible options to suit your tastes. From The Market – our newly renovated campus grocery store including Williams Coffee Pub – to the Food Court, with its newly renovated look and expanded menu offerings, you will find appetizing and healthy meal solutions.

If you sign up for either the Regular Meal Plan or the Senior Student Meal Plan, your residence will receive a Market Food Card. Present your card to the Market cashier to be scanned and your purchases will be deducted from your residence’s grocery account. You can choose your Meal Plan by going to Your Options


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The Market & Williams coffee pub The campus grocery store and coffee shop »» Gourmet coffees and teas, muffins, cookies and pastries from Williams Coffee Pub »» Walk-up Williams coffee window »» Wide selection of groceries »» Local produce »» Fresh baked goods »» Chef-prepared meals »» Cooking classes

Campus Card Flex dollars will be loaded on your personal Campus Card as part of your meal plan, which can be used to purchase items at the Food Court, Williams, and The Market. The amount on your Campus Card varies depending on which Meal Plan you have selected. If you live off campus, you’ll still be able to take advantage of Redeemer’s great menu options by using the Convenience Cash option on your Campus Card. SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS Redeemer and its food-service partners are dedicated to bringing you high quality food options which promote sustainable and environmentally sensitive practices. In addition to reducing waste, promoting recycling programs, and developing “lug a mug” initiatives, we are committed to providing locally grown produce, regional specialties, and fair-trade products.


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The Food Court Freshly prepared meals and snacks »» Daily hot entrées »» Daily vegetarian entrée »» “Action Station” (made-to-order entrées) »» “Made to Order” deli »» Soups »» Sandwiches, salads & desserts The GRILL Hot-off-the-grill dining options »» Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken burgers »» French Fries & onion rings


student activities You’ll have lots of opportunities to get connected at Redeemer. Getting personally involved in your university helps to discover and develop your gifts, and it allows you to create an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Get involved and make a difference Help shape the Redeemer experience for yourself and others by participating in, organizing or leading various events. Consider participating in some of the events and activities listed below. For a description of these, and other, opportunities, check out Anno Domini (yearbook) Battle of the Bands Campus Reps Chapel Team Church-in-the-Box (monthly worship service - see photo page 45) Coffee House


Concert Choir CrossCulture (service day) The Crown (newspaper) Green Team

Campus Ministry You will find places for quiet reflection, shared devotion, and community worship, and you’ll find a variety of opportunities to share and apply your faith both on and off campus. Whether you join the Chapel team, connect with our campus chaplain, participate in the monthly Church-in-the-Box, or get involved in small groups, prayer ministry, or a student-led praise band, you’ll encounter what it means to live in a way that honours who you are and who God is.

H2O (volunteer group) Intramurals Kids Club (volunteer initiative in downtown Hamilton) Kuyper’s Café (worldview discussion group) Living Rock (volunteer opportunity) The Minstrel (creative writing publication) Mission Trips Mosaic Club (multicultural students)


Outdoors Club Praise Bands Prayer Ministry Pro-Life Club Residence/Housing Advisors RUNT (Redeemer United Nations Team) Sibling Weekend Sinfonia (orchestra) Social Justice Team Strategy Games Club Student Senate Tae Kwon Do Teen Club (volunteer initiative in downtown Hamilton) Theatre Mainstage Productions


FIND OUT MORE Attend Club Showcase! Every September, Redeemer hosts this opportunity to get information about all the different clubs and activities - a perfect way to discover how you can become involved!

At Redeemer, you’ll always find the support you need to help you academically, personally, or spiritually. Our dedicated Student Life staff is committed to helping you succeed. Student Life also provides services for international, mature and commuter students. To find out more, check out

CHAPLAIN, dr. SYD HIELEMA, religion & theology with THE CHAPEL TEAM

Academic Support To help you thrive academically, the Academic Support Program offers: »» “Study Smart” seminars »» Tutoring »» Study skills troubleshooting »» “Methods and Motivation for University Studies” course the writing centre The Writing Centre offers services to all Redeemer students. A professional specialist and trained tutors are available for oneto-one support for all your academic writing. Visit the Writing Centre for assistance with: »» Understanding assignments »» Organizing ideas »» Outlining and drafting »» Research strategies »» Proofreading and revision »» Grammar questions »» Documentation and format Campus Safety & Security You can feel confident that Redeemer is a safe and secure place to live, work and learn. »» The Redeemer Security Team provides 24/7 security patrol and surveillance of the campus and emergency response to medical and other emergencies. »» A paging system integrated with the fire alarm system, along with a visual paging system and an exterior speaker system, is being installed in Summer 2009. »» Lockdown capabilities are made possible by classroom lock sets and interior room window coverings. »» Emergency blue phones are being installed in Fall 2009 in various locations.

Health & Counselling Services

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To guide and encourage you throughout your time at Redeemer, you have access to: »» A campus chaplain »» An on campus medical doctor »» Professional counselling (group or individual) »» Psychological testing services »» Special programs and workshops Special Needs Students with disabilities can be assured of Redeemer’s commitment to helping them reach their full academic potential. To learn how Redeemer can support you in achieving your academic goals, contact Career resource Centre The Career Resource Centre is available to help you discover and prepare for your vocation. You’ll have access to: »» Career counselling »» Career support services »» Job postings »» »» Placement services »» Campus recruitment alfred mazereeuw, maintenance & Security


athletics If you are looking to get involved and to stay active at university, Redeemer offers a wide variety of athletic and recreational opportunities. Whether you want to compete in varsity athletics, work out at the fitness centre, get in a game of squash or tennis, or play some pick-up beach volleyball, you’ll find great opportunities to connect and participate at Redeemer. Through athletic and recreational programs, you’ll explore what it means to be a Christian athlete. You will have opportunities to honour God through the development of a healthy, active lifestyle; you will examine leadership, service, and character building; and, you will be challenged to consider how sport, leisure and faith interact. women’s volleyball

did you know »» Redeemer’s fitness centre is fully equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and free weights. »» Redeemer has two full size squash courts, lighted tennis courts, a double regulation-size gymnasium, a beach volleyball court and sports fields. »» Redeemer Royals varsity teams compete in the OCAA (Ontario College Athletic Association). »» Redeemer Royal athletes have shared their gifts with a community in Nicaragua through the HANDS (Help Another Nation Develop Schools) project. »» Redeemer Royal Ryan Talsma was named a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All-Canadian Athlete two years in a row. »» You can earn academic credits towards your degree by participating in varsity athletics. Play on a Extramural Team Extramural teams compete in various OCAA Extramural tournaments as well as in tournaments with Ontario Christian colleges. Being involved with extramural sports is a great way to be a witness for Christ, to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, and to challenge yourself athletically. Join a Competitive Club

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Become a Royal Being a Redeemer Royal means so much more than just playing a game: it means becoming a person of character and living out your faith through healthy competition. Becoming an OCAA varsity athlete at Redeemer provides a great opportunity to prepare for servant leadership in all areas of life while learning the benefits of a balanced lifestyle. Recruiting events are held throughout the year for students who are interested in playing a specific varsity sport. Complete the “Become a Royal” form online at to join our list of prospective athletes. women’s soccer


Redeemer’s competitive club sports offer a structured, competitive environment outside of varsity athletics. Participate in Intramurals Intramural programs are designed to get everyone involved and active on a regular basis. Intramurals provide a wide range of sports, games, and activities at various skill levels. From beach volleyball and dodgeball to soccer and baseball, intramural sports provide a great opportunity for you to get together with friends and enjoy some friendly competition. men’s varsity indoor soccer, 2008 ocaa champions

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degree programs

Your Degree You will explore relationships between faith, learning, and living at Redeemer. Redeemer University College offers 42 majors and 37 minors leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Education degree. Detailed descriptions of each degree program can be found on the following pages. Your Faith Because Redeemer is first and foremost a Christian university, every course you take will invite you to reflect on the implications of following God in all of life. Your University Program University College: An accredited undergraduate university that grants bachelor’s degrees. Liberal Arts and Science: The opportunity to specialize in a specific area of interest and build upon a solid foundation of courses from a wide range of subject areas. Bachelor’s Degree: A program of study, also known as an undergraduate degree, that normally takes four years of full-time study to complete. Your Degree Options Combined Honours: A double major at the honours level. Honours Major: The most intensive study of a specific subject area, consisting of 16-20 courses. An honours major is recommended for students considering graduate studies. Four-Year Major: An in-depth study of a subject area, usually consisting of 14-18 courses in a specific area. General Major: The study of a chosen area of specialization, usually consisting of 10-12 courses. Minor: A foundational study of a chosen discipline which complements your main area of study and consists of 6-7 courses. Service Area: Service areas provide opportunities to augment a major with an investigation of 2-4 courses.


beyond redeemer As a Redeemer graduate, you will be well prepared for a life of service, work, learning, leadership and worship. Graduates have been successful in entering the work force, performing service, and in pursuing further education. In fact, they have gone on to study at a wide variety of graduate and professional institutions. For more information where our grads have gone, go to Your courses Core: The focus on liberal arts and science is developed through participation in a range of core courses. These foundational classes provide a background and a context for everything else you will be learning. Within the core, you will have flexibility to choose courses which develop your gifts, inspire your imagination, and advance your calling. Concentration: In addition to a strong liberal arts and science core, you will choose a number of courses related to your field of interest. Referred to as your major and minor, concentration courses give you the opportunity to explore specific disciplines in depth. Electives: Courses that fall outside the core and concentration requirements. Electives give you the opportunity to study topics about which you are curious or passionate. Semester: An academic period of 12 weeks. There are 2 full semesters at Redeemer: Fall (September through December) and Winter (January through April). Selected courses are also offered in the summer. Courses last for the duration of a semester and usually require 3 hours of class per week. Credit: University courses are measured in credits. At Redeemer, a semester-long course is usually worth three credits.

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Physical Education Teaching Program Political Science Psychology Psychology - Clinical Psychology - Experimental Recreation Religion & Theology Science Studies Social Studies Sociology Sociology-Social Work Sociology-Social Work - Social Work Sociology-Social Work - Sociology Theatre Arts Theatre Arts - Performance Youth Ministry

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Dramatic Art English Environmental Studies - Humanities Environmental Studies - Science French Geography History International Studies Mathematics Mission & Ministry Music Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Recreation Religion & Theology Science Studies Small Business Management Social Justice Social Work Sociology Sociology-Social Work Studio Art Theatre Arts Theatre Arts - Performance Writing

majors: »» Art »» Biology »» Business »» Business - Accounting »» Business - Entrepreneurship »» Business - General Management »» Business - Marketing »» Business & Computing »» Computer Science »» Computer Science & Mathematics »» Computer Science & Physics »» English »» Environmental Studies - Humanities »» Environmental Studies - Science »» French »» General Science »» History »» Horticulture - Ridgetown »» Horticulture - Niagara Parks »» Humanities »» Kinesiology »» Mathematics »» Mathematics & Physics »» Music »» Music - Performance Track »» Philosophy »» Physical Education

SERVICE AREAS »» Communication/Speech (recommended for Theatre, Business & Pre-Seminary students) »» Languages (Dutch or Spanish) »» Economics »» Physical Science PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS A Redeemer degree prepares you for a variety of professional career paths. While equipping you with skills and knowledge, these programs challenge you to consider your profession from a Christian perspective: »» Pre-Dental »» Pre-Engineering »» Pre-Law »» Pre-Medicine »» Pre-Nursing »» Pre-Seminary CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS A Redeemer certificate program enhances your learning and provides you with a strong foundation for further study. Credits earned in the following certificate courses are fully transferable to Redeemer degree programs: »» Certificate in Foundational Studies »» Certificate in General Studies »» Certificate in Liberal Arts »» Advanced Certificate in Foundational Studies (post-graduate)


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ENCOUNTER a remarkable variety of opportunities to develop your gifts and to prepare for a life of service. Whether you are interested in learning a new language, investigating ethical business practice, understanding the mechanics of human movement, gaining insight into economic and political systems, performing on stage, or preparing for ministry, you will be EMPOWERED to discover, to learn, and to grow. BE CHALLENGED to think critically, research, reason and analyze, accurately synthesize information, present discoveries clearly and effectively, discern worldviews and underlying frameworks, and make informed decisions. DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE through internships, off campus studies, conferences, performances, recitals, and service opportunities. PREPARE for the demands of a constantly changing world. BE EQUIPPED with the skills and the perspective to adapt to a variety of situations and to meet the challenges of an evolving workplace. DRAW FROM A VARIETY of disciplines to develop a global perspective on issues. FRAME ALL YOUR EXPLORATIONS in the context of following Christ and of living, thinking, and working in response to God’s calling.

Program Options »» Art – General Major »» Studio Art – Minor »» Art History – Minor Engage »» Articulating the aesthetic and spiritual dimensions of the whole person through visual creativity »» Developing the tools of visual literacy and artistic expression »» Exploring the implications of Christian perspectives in art Studying Art Offering you the only Christian university art degree in Ontario, Redeemer strives to make room for the imagination and for the exploration of what it means to live out your passion for art and your passion for God. As you study, you will be encouraged to develop new ways of expressing stories and ideas by professors who are committed to bringing out the best in you as an art student and as a person. You will learn and develop different techniques and skills, and you will explore the historical and intellectual context of visual arts.

Features »» A dual emphasis on time in the studio and time in the classroom, encouraging students to develop new ideas and to interact with various forms of expression that exist in our culture »» Courses in: Art & Imagination, Figure Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Computer Art »» Professional facilities, including: two studio classrooms with ventilation, skylights, track-lighting, storage rooms, a darkroom, a clean-up room, and a Graphic Arts Lab with Macintosh computers »» The Redeemer Art Gallery

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Your Career You will be trained in the history of the visual arts and in the technical skills that provide a foundation for the practice of various visual arts. Students trained in the visual arts at the university have opportunities, among others, to work as practicing artists and art teachers, or to pursue further studies in art therapy, computer-based arts, art history or aesthetics. did you know »» Redeemer Art students receive a complimentary membership to the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH). »» Redeemer is a permanent home to a rich assortment of work by local & international artists. »» Exhibitions curated by students in the Redeemer Art Gallery are open year-round to the public.

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Experiential Learning »» Visit local art galleries »» Tour premier art galleries in New York City »» Curate your own Senior Year Art Exhibition »» Participate in Independent Study Options »» Pursue photography positions for Redeemer’s newspaper and yearbook »» Publish art in Redeemer’s creative publication, the Minstrel, twice a year »» Tutor other Art students


business principled :: passionate :: prepared Program Options »» Business – Honours Major »» Business – Four-Year Major »» Business – General Major »» Business & Computing – General Major »» Business – General Minor »» Small Business Management – Minor Become »» A principled person who desires to apply Biblical teachings and standards to the practice of business »» A passionate employee, manager, employer, or entrepreneur who is eager to serve God and others »» A prepared professional, possessing current technical and lifelong learning skills required for success in the business world prof. gordon cockell business

Co-op Program This five-year program includes two eight-month paid work placements where you can put your learning into practice in small businesses, national or international firms, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. You will gain: a clearer understanding of the skills, capabilities, and qualities desired by employers; a more accurate sense of your own gifts, abilities, and interests; an opportunity to verify that what you are learning is relevant and you have what it takes to succeed on the job; a moreinformed basis for career decisions; and valuable work experience to enhance your future job prospects. Co-op programs also provide practical experience which may help to reduce the length of time required for obtaining a professional designation. a Christian perspective Engage in productive work that serves God and others; be loving, upright, fair, and honest in your relationships with employees, managers, customers, and competitors; be good stewards of God’s creation and the wealth, resources, gifts, and talents entrusted to your care; and, be accountable to God and other authorities. The Four Business Streams

experiential learning The Redeemer business program offers a variety of teaching techniques, learning tools, and evaluation methods to ensure that you can: apply business models and theories; obtain and analyze information; utilize critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; work independently or in a team; write persuasive business reports; and, effectively communicate your views in both small and large group settings. Your learning experience will feature small interactive classes, cases studies, computer simulations, role play, student-led presentations, projects for actual clients, guest speakers, field trips, and interactive training experiences. business & computing This new major builds on strengths of both departments, including courses in programming, computer networking, business information technology and marketing.


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In addition to completing 11 fundamental Business courses, 24 Business electives enable Honours Business Majors and FourYear Majors to specialize in one of four streams, preparing you for a variety of careers, including: Accounting: Controllers, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, and business consultants. Marketing: Sales managers, brand managers, market research analysts, advertising account managers. Entrepreneurship: Small business managers, employers. General Management: Management-track positions in sectors such as banking, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, health care, not-for-profit organizations, and government. did you know »» Students can complete all the course requirements for the Chartered Accountant (CA) designation at Redeemer. For both the CA and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, students can write the initial professional exam upon graduating from Redeemer. Courses are also recognized towards the Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation. »» CA-bound students who complete co-op placements at approved CA training offices will have their Coop experience recognized toward the CA practical experience requirements.

Program Options »» English – Honours Major »» English – General Major »» English – Minor »» Writing – Minor Be challenged »» Develop a love of literature and an appreciation of story and of the writer’s craft »» Discover how reading and writing can impact your life and the lives of others »» Explore literature as one of God’s good gifts and consider how literature and language can be used to God’s honour

Features »» A wide range of offerings covering poetry, prose, fiction, dramatic texts and expository writing »» Specialty courses such as Children’s Literature, Literature and the Environment, History of Language, Medieval English Literature, Shakespeare, The Fiction of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Canadian Historical Fiction, World Literature Written in English, and many more »» A number of adjunct professors who bring their specialist expertise to our program

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a Christian Perspective Literature has the power to explore the human condition, to broaden our understanding, and to express our deepest emotions. We have been given the gift of language to articulate our responses to the world with power and conviction. At Redeemer, you will be challenged to consider the role of language and literature in the context of God’s sovereignty over all things and to develop discernment in your own reading and writing. Through analysis and interpretation, you will explore how language and literature shape and reflect our world. Experiential Learning »» Participate in off campus study programs in Oxford, England and Los Angeles, California »» Gain valuable experience with Redeemer’s student paper, The Crown »» Write for Redeemer’s creative writing publication, The Minstrel »» Work on campus as a tutor at the Writing Centre »» Meet and dialogue with authors and literary experts at our guest lectures »» Enjoy readings by Canadian poets at Redeemer throughout the year. The Canada Council Poetry Reading Series allows for close encounters with award-winning writers »» Attend local readings and performances – from the Hamilton Poetry Centre to the Shaw Festival »» Tutor other English students dr. benne faber, english

writing MINOR The English Writing Minor offers two tracks in Creative and Expository Writing, with introductory and advanced courses that cover all the angles of effective writing. Redeemer students with a Writing Minor have: »» Won in all categories of the annual Christianity and Literature student writing contest »» Gone on to graduate programs in journalism and creative writing »» Had their student work published in writing textbooks The ABU-Oxford Program Would you like to spend a semester in Oxford? Our off campus program in Oxford, offered jointly with Atlantic Baptist University, is designed for students in their third or fourth year, particularly those who are majoring in English, History, or Theatre Arts. There are two variations: one emphasizing Shakespearean theatre and related literature, and one emphasizing history and non-dramatic literature. Visits to theatrical productions, museums, galleries, and historical sites around England provide an excellent context for material covered in classes.


french explore :: collaborate :: savour Program Options »» French – Honours Major »» French – General Major »» French – Minor study french Studying French at Redeemer will introduce you to the beauty and richness of French language and literature. Whether in the classrooms, in the language lab, on cultural exchange, or in casual conversations, you will have opportunities to deepen your knowledge and your experience of French. You will experience a close, supportive community of people passionate about the gift of language and about developing faith-based perspectives on culture and communication. Redeemer is committed to meeting you at your stage of language development and to moving you to the next levels. Through mentoring and through close interaction with professors and other students, you will gradually improve your facility and comfort with French language and culture.

did you know »» There is a vibrant Francophone community in the Golden Horseshoe Area providing you with a variety of opportunities for worship, entertainment, and exploration. »» French majors in the concurrent education program can experience a local placement in one of the numerous French core or French immersion schools in the Golden Horseshoe. »» As a French major, you can apply for the Summer Student Job Exchange Program. This program provides a unique opportunity to work in Quebec in an area related to your career interests. Experiential Learning »» Pursue off campus study programs in Quebec. Through the Quebec Explore Program (, you’ll have opportunities to live with French-speaking families for five weeks, encouraging you to express yourself confidently and providing you with an authentic introduction to Quebec culture and home life. »» Choose to spend a semester or two at the Sorbonne, in Paris. You will have opportunities to deepen your knowledge of French while immersing yourself in French culture. Also, you can participate with local churches in worship, Bible study, and service projects along with students from around the world.

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Be ready »» Encounter French-speaking cultures from around the world »» Engage in explorations of French language, history, and society »» Express yourself in French


Features »» Individual feedback and mentoring »» Small classes, individualized placement, and a supportive learning community »» Free tutoring by upper-level students or professors »» Bimonthly pause-cafés led by a francophone student »» A fully-equipped language lab »» Annual French Open House

Program Options »» History – Honours Major »» History – General Major »» History – Minor Develop »» A faith-based understanding of the past and of the present »» Insight into the links between faith and knowledge »» A grasp of the roots of contemporary culture and an awareness of other cultures »» Critical thinking, organization, research, and presentation skills

what you can do with a history degree Students who major in history are well-qualified for careers in politics, public service, international organizations, education, mission work, and not-for-profit organizations. History majors can pursue career and graduate opportunities in a variety of areas, including: »» Journalism »» International Public Policy »» Library & Information Science »» Biblical Archaeology »» Museum Studies »» Archival Studies »» Business Administration »» Public History »» Law »» Seminary »» Education

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ABU-Oxford Study Program

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If you have a heart for exploration and possess a desire to study history in a prestigious setting, you should consider studying at Oxford University. The History Department offers History 270, a course specifically designed for students who are spending a semester at Oxford. This course provides an introduction to British history and culture, exposure to primary sources, an opportunity to write and present a seminar research paper, and occasions for discussion with historians who have lived and worked in Britain. Your next semester is then spent experiencing everything England has to offer History students.

Providing you with a deep appreciation of the richness, variety, and complexity of Creation, the History program at Redeemer enables you to place your culture in context and allows you to experience the various elements in God’s unfolding story. Studying History at Redeemer gives you unique insight into and perspective on cultural development and human conflict. You will be led to discern truth, recognize distortion, and to develop faith-informed insights into world issues. You will be challenged to recover a global view of how history has developed. Program Highlights »» A comprehensive range of offerings in European, Canadian, American, African, Asian, and Middle Eastern History »» Unique courses such as: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century; History of Film; Religion, Culture and Conflict in Modern Africa; Vietnam War in U.S. Culture and Film; and Islam in Europe Experiential Learning »» Participate in off campus study programs »» Tutor other History students »» Join the History Learning Community »» Dialogue with visiting scholars and experts at guest lectures


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humanities contemplate :: navigate :: reveal Program Options »» Humanities – Group Major »» Classical Studies – Minor »» Communication/Speech – Service Area studY »» Explore the frameworks, values and assumptions which underlie contemporary and historical concerns »» Develop a faith-based, global perspective on world issues »» Discern truth and seek meaningful responses in human affairs

Exploring Humanities Offering you the flexibility of exploring and connecting different areas of study, the Humanities Group Major allows you to draw from three of the following four departments: English, History, Philosophy, and Religion & Theology. This multi-disciplinary approach provides you with an integrated understanding of culture, civilization, and Western thought and prepares you to think critically about human activity.

Classical Studies – Minor In Classical Studies, you’ll learn about the ancient societies which formed so much of the framework of our Western culture. You’ll explore the history and ideas of the ancient Greeks and relate them to the development of Christian thought. You’ll discover classical languages like Greek, Hebrew and Latin, opening up a powerful new way to read Scripture. Finally, you’ll delve into the impact of these cultures on the development of Western thought, investigating how they shaped our way of organizing and understanding the world.


did you know »» This program, accompanied by Greek Language courses, provides you with excellent preparation for a Master of Divinity program. »» This pre-seminary program is designed for students who wish to pursue further studies in preparation for ordained ministry or for a vocation in church education.

The Humanities Group Major invites you to explore the record of human experience. You will investigate how the understanding of the human condition is reflected in arts, culture, history and language, and how approaches to human understanding shape social policy and cultural practice. You will be challenged to develop a faith-informed and Scripturally-rooted approach as you analyze and evaluate various models of meaning, truth, and purpose. Experiential Learning »» Participate in the student pre-seminary group »» Attend Kuyper’s Café, a student discussion group »» Engage in student leadership »» Tutor other Humanities students

music compose :: perform :: inspire Program Options »» Music – General Major »» Music – General Major – Performance Track »» Music – Minor

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Learn »» Understand music both as a reflection of and a response to God’s glory »» Appreciate music’s cultural, historical, and intellectual contexts from a Christian perspective »» Perform, respond, and serve musically in workplace, home, church, and community Studying Music Music at Redeemer offers you a comprehensive program which recognizes and reflects that all of life, including music, belongs to God. With private lessons, small ensembles, and courses in theory, conducting, history, literature, pop music and culture, you will better understand the art of performance and its place throughout history. You will also have the opportunity to be active in performance through one of Redeemer’s chamber groups or large ensembles. Facilities »» 1000 seat auditorium »» Practice organ; Baroque (26 stops) organ in performance hall »» Several grand pianos »» Practice studios for piano, organ, and harpsichord »» Soundproof keyboard lab and large recording studio did you know »» Redeemer music faculty have performed with internationally renowned soloists and ensembles. »» Studying music at Redeemer provides you with a solid foundation for graduate school, or for careers in performance, music education, and church music ministry. »» Graduates of Redeemer have been accepted to advanced degree programs at McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Iowa, University of Illinois, Drake University, and Westminster Choir College at Princeton. dr. paul thorlakson, music

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Experiential Learning »» Take private music lessons in all areas »» Perform in ensembles: Concert Choir, Sinfonia. Jazz »» Perform in regular student recitals Sinfonia Your music education can be extended through participation in Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra made up of Redeemer students and community musicians under the baton of Dr. Paul Thorlakson. You will have opportunities to audition for Sinfonia each fall. Redeemer’s orchestra is committed to exploring a wide variety of orchestral literature and exposure to its technical and expressive demands. The mission of the orchestra is to foster musical excellence as a function of the stewardship and awareness of God’s gifts to us. Redeemer Concert Choir As a student at Redeemer, you will have the opportunity to audition for the Redeemer Concert Choir, a choral ensemble of 40-45 voices conducted by Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen. The Concert Choir performs repertoire spanning five centuries, showing great diversity from chant to twentieth century spirituals, and oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, and Elijah by Mendelssohn. This ensemble tours across Canada and the United States annually. They have recorded three CDs and have performed recently with Tafelmusik Orchestra, Orchestra London and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. redeemer jazz ensemble The Jazz Ensemble is a new and vibrant addition to the Redeemer music scene, led by Sean Meredith Jones. This ensemble provides you with experience and training in playing in a jazz combo, and allows for the practical application of historical and contemporary musical knowledge through the performance of jazz literature. This ensemble is open to all Redeemer students who play an instrument used in traditional jazz (clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, up-right bass, banjo, guitar, piano or drum set) as demonstrated in a brief audition.


philosophy question :: frame :: articulate Program Options »» Philosophy – General Major »» Philosophy – Minor

Opportunities »» Develop Christian responses to the values which inform contemporary culture »» Discover the relevance of philosophy to all of life »» Discuss why you think the way you think, and believe the things you believe »» Debate the nature of reality, and of our perception of reality Features »» A wide range of offerings in ancient, medieval, and modern philosophy »» Courses in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of Christianity »» Applied courses in the philosophy of science, education, language, history, and the environment »» Experiential learning opportunities Experiential learning Attend Kuyper’s Café: Kuyper’s Café offers an ongoing conversation with fellow students, faculty and guests about the things that matter most in our lives. It is a place to deepen your understanding of Christian worldview, and of how to extend the Lordship of Christ to every corner of your life.

did you know »» Philosophy provides you with an excellent foundation for pursuing careers in law, Christian ministry, education, and business.

Your Philosophy studies Philosophy is the study of thought and understanding. It provides investigations into the nature of reality, the idea of beauty, and the questions of existence. It explores how we know things and seeks to answer how we ought to live as individuals and as part of a community. Philosophy at Redeemer strives to equip you with faith-based perspectives and Scriptural approaches to philosophical questions and systems of thought.


Having a foundation in Philosophy will help you to ask important questions, challenge assumptions, critique different ways of thinking, and examine various modes of interpretation. We live in a society in which belief in absolute Truth is under increasing attack from post-modern skepticism and relativism. Redeemer’s Department of Philosophy seeks to engage contemporary culture from within the tradition of Christian philosophy, to show its relevance and value for academic work and for lives of faithful, obedient service.

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Program Options »» Physical Education Teaching Program – Honours Major »» Physical Education – General Major »» Recreation – General Major »» Physical Education – Minor »» Coaching – Minor »» Recreation – Minor Be challenged »» Understand the interdependence of exercise, nutrition, body function, and health »» Develop an understanding of a healthy, active lifestyle »» Integrate your faith with your understanding of human mechanics, physiology, sport, and leisure »» Strive for excellence and positive involvement in your family, school, workplace and community

did you know »» A Physical Education program, combined with a minor in Biology, is excellent preparation for graduate studies in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and other allied health professions. »» Outdoor and Experiential Education taught at Redeemer prepares you for Ontario Recreational Canoe Association (ORCA) Level II certification that may be completed in the summer camp practica.

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Christian Perspective Through athletics and recreation, you will explore human movement in a way that honours how you were made. You will come to a deeper understanding of the human body, while learning how to help others share your enjoyment of sports and play. Whether you are in the classroom studying physical movement or discussing the philosophy of sport, or you are out on the lake learning proper kayaking techniques, you will learn to develop an active mind-set and a healthy appreciation for life. You’ll be challenged to nurture a fuller appreciation of how you are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139), and how you can bring love and healing in a broken world, through human movement, games, and sports.

Experiential Learning »» Sign up for fundamentals – activity courses in various sports, gymnastics, outdoor education, and fitness training »» Pursue varsity athletics »» Seek on campus employment in the Athletic Centre »» Participate in outdoor courses »» Investigate a field study and seminar or internship »» Become a volunteer coach »» Work at Redeemer’s Summer RAYS Camp »» Tutor other Physical Education students »» Conduct independent research in Kinesiology »» Assist in related research Facilities »» Outdoor beach volleyball, tennis and basketball courts »» Double regulation-sized gymnasium »» Squash courts »» Cardio Centre »» Weight/exercise room »» Recently updated soccer field »» Kinesiology Laboratory


political science encounter :: challenge :: change Program Options »» Political Science – General Major »» Political Science – Minor »» International Studies – Minor become »» Informed about world issues and their underlying complexities »» Passionate about maintaining dignity, encouraging sustainability, and pursuing justice and truth »» Transforming agents in local and global affairs

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Studying Political Science Studying at Redeemer will help you to develop a Christian context for understanding and shaping global change. The last few decades have witnessed profound political and economic shifts on the world stage and within our nation. As one of the very few Christian universities in Canada offering a Political Science major, Redeemer is a place where you will learn to support your passion for justice with the call to love God and others. Providing a broad historical and philosophical framework, the Redeemer Political Science Program offers you opportunities to explore the nature of political authority and citizenship. You will examine political ideologies and theories, and you’ll investigate how these ideologies are reflected in constitutions, parliaments, executive structures, and judiciary in Canada and elsewhere.


Experiential Learning »» Pursue off campus study programs in North America, Latin America, Russia & Jerusalem »» Become part of the Redeemer Model UN Team »» Write for Redeemer’s newspaper: The Crown »» Tutor other Political Science students »» Engage in internships

did you know »» A Political Science major is excellent preparation for the study of law. »» Graduates from Political Science have pursued leadership roles in government, business, labour relations, ministry and academics. The Laurentian Leadership Centre Providing you with a unique opportunity to spend a semester in Canada’s capital, this program combines course work with an internship in a field of your choice. Together with 22 other students, you’ll live in a renovated heritage mansion in the heart of Ottawa, just minutes away from Parliament Hill. You’ll interact with national leaders and watch tomorrow’s headlines unfold on your doorstep. You’ll earn academic credit toward your degree, plus gain experience that will not only enhance your resume, but perhaps open doors for a summer or permanent position.

International Studies Redeemer offers an International Studies Minor, equipping you to engage the larger world from a variety of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities. This new program reflects God’s command to love the neighbours living in a variety of societies and cultures.

Program Options »» Clinical Psychology – Honours Major »» Experimental Psychology – Honours Major »» Psychology – General Major »» Psychology – Minor Be Ready »» Acquire strong critical-thinking and discernment skills »» Learn how a Christian worldview applies to the study of human behaviour »» Learn how Christians approach psychological research, theories, and perspectives »» Become proficient in written and spoken communication »» Learn how to conduct and evaluate scientific research

did you know »» Redeemer has recently added courses in fields of psychology that have generated considerable interest, such as health psychology, forensic psychology, and the psychology of spirituality. Maintaining a current and relevant curriculum is a top priority of all faculty members in the Psychology Department. dr. douglas needham, psychology

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Your Studies As you delve into psychological theories, you will gain insight into who you are, and you will learn to more fully appreciate the people around you. Your professors will guide you to see and to appreciate each individual as a whole person created in the image of God. Psychologists are interested in why people feel, behave and think as they do. Underlying these interests are fundamental assumptions about what it means to be human. As Christians engaged in the study of psychology, we believe that the highest level of human wellness is found in the context of a life devoted to God. All psychological study at Redeemer is guided by two assumptions: that we are a part of the natural world, influenced by natural, social and biological factors, and that we also possess self-awareness and are capable of making choices about our thoughts, feelings and actions. If you major in psychology, you will choose either the clinical track or the experimental track. Both tracks share some courses; however, if you are on the clinical track, you will have the opportunity to write your Honours Thesis – excellent preparation for graduate studies. If you are on the experimental track, you will have the option of completing an Independent Research Project – a hands-on alternative to the Honours Thesis requirement. We encourage you to meet with your faculty advisor to design a program of study that suits your needs.

Experiential Learning »» Pursue internships »» Engage in “Psychats” »» Seek teaching or research assistant opportunities »» Tutor another psychology student Psychats As a psychology student, you’ll be invited to a series of onehour presentations on current topics in psychology, led by guest speakers, faculty, or senior students. Recent topics have included propaganda and comic books, motivations to vote for one political candidate or another, the psychology of martial arts, and the importance of diet to psychological health. INTERNSHIPS As a part of the psychology program, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship for course credit. The internship allows you to apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world, and, at the same time, explore a possible career area. Many of our students have found employment in the organization or agency in which they completed their internship. Online Resources Go to for helpful information about the program, the faculty, graduate studies, and career possibilities.

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religion & theology seek :: reflect :: impact Program Options »» Religion & Theology – Honours Major »» Youth Ministry – General Major »» Religion & Theology – General Major »» Mission & Ministry – Minor »» Religion & Theology – Minor Your studies »» Provide you with an understanding of Christianity in a global context »» Challenge you to deepen your faith and to live out your calling »» Encourage you to seek justice and mercy Religion & Theology

Reaching out Perhaps you have a passion for ministry and want to get involved in the city and in another cultural context. The opportunities for service are endless in the Hamilton and greater Toronto areas. We want to help you develop your heart of outreach to underprivileged children, street youth, public schools, and immigrant/refugee families. During breaks in the school year, students have gone in teams to Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Mississippi, Mexico, Central America, Amsterdam and Eastern Europe. There are also summer employment and placement opportunities in various Christian ministries.

The Religion and Theology major is designed to help you understand the development of Christianity within its global and historical context. Through classroom investigations and discussions with students from over 40 denominations, you will explore a wide variety of topics, including Old and New Testament theology, Christian ethics, world religions and contemporary faith issues. Youth Ministry Passionate about the potential of youth? The Youth Ministry major allows you to explore the implications of everything you learn in a practical setting. While similar to the Religion & Theology major, the Youth Ministry major empowers you with the flexibility of independent studies. Under the guidance of a professor, you will develop a foundation customized to suit your interests, gifts, and passion in youth ministry. dr. ryan o’dowd, religion & Theology

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Mission & Ministry What does the Gospel look like in Africa or in Asia? What do other religions say about the world in which we live? How do we, as Christians, bring Christ to the world in relevant and meaningful ways? The Mission & Ministry minor will challenge you to place your faith squarely in the context of a diverse and changing world. The Mission & Ministry minor is designed to complement your main area of interest, whether it is business or education, science or art, in order to give you the tools, knowledge and passion necessary to bring the Gospel to other countries, or even at home, in ways that are sensitive to various cultural factors. Experiential Learning »» Attend the OMSC (see below) and other conferences »» Investigate off campus study programs »» Pursue a youth ministry internship »» Attend Kuyper’s Café (see page 22) »» Encounter guest speakers and public seminars »» Explore local and global service opportunities OMSC CONFERENCE This two-week experience at the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) in New Haven, Connecticut will give you the opportunity to interact with other students and missionaries from around the world, and to participate in seminars and discussion groups with them to begin to understand our global mission as Christians.

Program Options »» Honours Major – Social Work Concentration »» Honours Major – Sociology Concentration »» Sociology – General Major »» Sociology-Social Work – General Major »» Social Studies – Group Major »» Criminal Justice – Minor »» Disability and Society – Minor »» Social Justice – Minor »» Social Work – Minor »» Sociology – Minor »» Sociology-Social Work – Minor Learn »» Develop a comprehensive view of social structures and issues »» Strive for justice, dignity, and truth »» Explore faith-based frameworks for responding and restoring social work Social Work is known as the “Helping Profession.” In this concentration, you will combine an overview of social relations and social issues with the applied intervention strategies of social work. You’ll borrow from other fields, such as psychology and political science, in order to explore all the variables that affect human development.

Did you know »» Redeemer Sociology-Social Work students went to New York City in Nov. 2001 to work alongside the Salvation Army with victims of 9/11. »» Sociology-Social Work students served in Texas following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. »» Redeemer Sociology-Social Work graduates have found employment: schools, social agencies, not-forprofit corporations, mission and non-governmental aid organizations. »» The Honours Program includes internships in both the 3rd and 4th years of study, in order to provide additional practical experience.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING »» Stay active as a volunteer and advocate »» Join the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) »» Attend conferences and annual conventions »» Participate in annual visits to correctional institutes, native centres, inner-city missions »» Become part of the Social Justice Club at Redeemer

Sociology The goal of Sociology is “Understanding Society.” You will develop an in-depth understanding of our world. The study of sociology is important and useful for anyone who wants to understand how our behaviour and thinking are shaped by the social groups in which we live. Your studies will have a strong emphasis on social justice and service. interdisciplinary minors Students with majors in other disciplines will have access to three new interdisciplinary minors hosted by the department of Sociology-Social Work: Criminal Justice, Disability and Society and Social Justice. Each includes an internship for experiential learning.

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INTERNSHIPS An internship and integrative seminar is required for all students who major in Sociology or Sociology-Social Work. You may select from a wide range of placement settings within the Hamilton region, in your hometown or overseas. Internships offer great opportunities to apply what you have learned while gaining experience in the part of social work that interests you. Some organizations where students have interned include: »» Birthright »» Catholic Children’s Aid Society »» Christian Horizons »» Inasmuch House »» Living Rock Ministries »» Mission Services Hamilton »» Mutual Support »» Navajo Reservation »» Salvation Army »» Toronto City Mission


theatre arts body :: mind :: spirit Program Options »» Theatre Arts – General Major »» Performance – General Major »» Theatre Arts – Minor »» Performance – Minor »» Dramatic Art – Minor

Theatre Co-op Program If you have an eye on the professional theatre, Redeemer offers individually tailored, four-month placements in local professional theatres to help you gain valuable and enjoyable experiences.

Express yourself »» Encounter a variety of forms of expression, and experience opportunities for involvement or performance »» Recognize theatre as a powerful means of reflecting and responding to the human condition »» Develop Christian perspective on art and drama Studying theatre arts As a theatre arts student at Redeemer, you will explore the range of human experience through observation, analysis and performance. The Theatre Arts Department works with the understanding that everything is about God: your body, your voice, your mind and your interactions with culture. Because you were created to be fully alive, you will be challenged to think and respond authentically, whether you are on the stage or working behind the scenes. Facilities »» 1,000 seat Auditorium »» 70 seat Studio Theatre (“Black Box”) with excellent acoustics and staging flexibility »» Recently renovated backstage area Experiential Learning »» Participate in semi-annual mainstage performances »» Develop senior student productions »» Pursue off campus study programs »» Join THRESH, a Student Film/Media Club »» Attend theatre trips to Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival and Theatre Aquarius »» Explore the theatre co-op program everyman march 2008

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Go Hollywood Are you passionate about film? The L.A. Film Studies Center (LAFSC) can give you the skills, resources and community to let your passion grow. Located in one of the primary film and television production centers in L.A. and utilizing state of the art camera and editing equipment, LAFSC is designed to integrate a Christian worldview with an introductory exploration of the work and workings of mainstream Hollywood entertainment. MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES Faculty directed mainstage plays are one of the primary ways in which we put theory into practice. With our commitment to doing works from a range of periods and a variety of styles, students will be challenged not only to grow as performers, but also to investigate the worldview assumptions that lie beneath the works and actions of the plays we do. Drama Study at Oxford University, England As a theatre student, you have an opportunity to spend a semester studying drama in Oxford, England. The experience includes classroom study, production work, and field trips to important theatre sites.


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»» All science labs are being completely renovated, providing up-to-date facilities for enhanced research and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. »» The greenhouse is being replaced by a new, larger greenhouse with thermal curtains and an upgraded heating and ventilation unit that will maximize energy savings. »» A new computer science lab is being developed to support research in robotics. »» A weather station is being installed to measure precipitation, wind speed and direction, solar radiation and barometic pressure. »» The kinesiology lab is being relocated to a larger, renovated space, complete with sound-damping floors, privacy rooms, and flexible lab space.

Engaging you in exploration of relationships between faith and the physical world, the Bachelor of Science program offers you a solid foundation in the biological, chemical, physical, computing, mathematical or environmental sciences. PREPARE for the demands of a changing world and workplace by working closely with professors in well-equipped labs. DEVELOP a solid understanding of scientific principles in the context of a world created and sustained by God. CREATE a program suited to your area of investigation. Focus on a single major, combine areas of interest in the sciences, or connect your science major with courses in arts, humanities and social sciences. APPLY your understanding and skills through internships, summer research opportunities, conferences, and off campus studies. Whether it’s the molecular structure of a crystal, the anatomy of a frog, or the mathematical explanation of a reaction in your environment, everything around you reflects something of the order and beauty for which it was created. In addition to courses that will equip you with the skills you need to excel in your field, you will also discover what it means to live out your faith within the scientific world.

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biology investigate :: unearth :: care Program Options »» Biology – Honours Major »» Biology – Four-Year Major »» Biology – General Major »» Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dental Program – General Science Major »» Science Studies – Group Major »» Biology – Minor »» Science Studies – Group Minor Be Ready »» Explore the diverse world of living organisms »» Gain valuable technical skills in the field and laboratory »» Prepare yourself to compete for exciting careers in biology and the health sciences »» Experience an excellent learning environment with small classes sizes and dedicated professors

Did you know »» As a Redeemer biology student, you will participate in valuable hands-on laboratory and field experience. »» As a science student, you have the opportunity to engage in ongoing summer research projects. You’ll be able to work alongside your professors through the Undergraduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). prof. jennifer chiang, biology rooftop greenhouse

Experiential Learning »» Experience valuable hands-on laboratory and field experience »» Participate in government sponsored summer research programs »» Serve as an assistant lab technician »» Develop teaching skills by being a tutor or by assisting in elementary and secondary school science programs »» Pursue off campus study programs worldwide Facilities »» Whaley Teaching Garden »» On campus natural regeneration site »» Rooftop greenhouse »» Licensed animal care facility »» Fully equipped teaching laboratories »» State-of-the-art equipment for independent student research biology lab

your studies Providing you with a strong foundation in the life sciences, the Biology program at Redeemer emphasizes modern scientific approaches and encourages you to recognize our responsibility to practice sound environmental stewardship. Being taught within the rubric of a Christian liberal arts and science education, you will gain a broad knowledge base for biological disciplines ranging from ecology to microbiology to human physiology and development. General Science Your studies in General Science provide an excellent foundation for entry into medical, dental, or veterinary school. You will pursue the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for medical college admissions tests, and you’ll develop a strong faith-based perspective on your vocation. SCIENCE STUDIES


Customize your program to reflect your interests by taking the Science Studies group major. This unique interdisciplinary program allows you to integrate your primary focus in biology, chemistry, or physics with courses in either environmental science or geography.

chemistry envision :: experiment :: convert Program Options »» Chemistry – Minor

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The Chemistry concentration includes full-year courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry, along with courses in mathematics and physics. Students are also able to take environmental chemistry, offered as an off campus course at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan. Studying Chemistry Engaging you in exploration of the intricacies and structures of the physical universe, the study of chemistry provides you with a window on the marvellous beauty and order inherent in God’s creation. Through the application of chemistry, resources found within creation may be converted into numerous products that benefit humankind; furthermore, knowledge of chemistry is essential in dealing with the many environmental problems facing society. Your study of chemistry will involve understanding the chemical and physical properties of individual elements, compounds and their mixtures, and explaining their many reactions and properties using theoretical models. dr. darren brouwer, chemistry

SUMMER RESEARCH At Redeemer, you will gain the hands-on experience and research opportunities necessary to succeed. As a science student, you have the opportunity to research alongside your professors through the Undergraduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the National Science and Engineering Research Council for Canada (NSERC).

Did you know »» Your studies at Redeemer combine a solid foundation in chemistry with a strong Christian liberal arts background, providing excellent preparation for further degree studies in chemistry, medicine, research and education. »» Your understanding of the principles of chemistry also provides you with a strong foundation for other science and technology-related fields.

Experiential Learning »» Engage in NSERC summer research »» Become a lab assistant »» Participate in weekly labs »» Investigate off campus study programs »» Pursue summer co-op opportunities Facilities »» Well equipped laboratories »» Instruments for analyses (Spectrometers: Atomic Absorption, UV/Visible, Infrared; Gas Chromatograph, Ion Selective Electrodes) opportunities »» Learn properties of atomic theory, common elements and compounds »» Learn the language of chemistry and write equations »» Develop problem-solving and laboratory skills »» Understand the role of chemistry in other disciplines »» Explore Christian perspectives in science and its applications


computer science inquire :: develop :: advance Program Options »» Computer Science & Math – Combined Four-Year Major »» Computer Science – General Major »» Business & Computing – General Major, B.A. (see page 16) »» Computer Science & Math – Combined General Major »» Computer Science & Physics – Combined General Major »» Computer Science – Minor Be challenged »» Explore programming languages, network architectures, and operating systems »» Investigate computer science applications for business, government, individuals and communities »» Develop an interdisciplinary, faith-based understanding of computer science issues

Co-op Program You have the opportunity to complete one four-month work term in the summer following your second or third academic year at Redeemer. A second summer work term is optional. These work terms are periods of paid employment related to the computer science field. dr. derek SCHUURMAN, computer science

Facilities »» Computing lab equipped with multi-boot workstations »» Dedicated server and networking facilities business and computing This new major builds on strengths of both departments and includes a new computer science course: “Database Programming.” Starting with Computer Science 101 and including courses in programming, computer networking, business information technology and marketing, this major will appeal to you if you are interested in combining business with computing. Experiential Learning »» Program robots in your first year »» Participate in NSERC Summer Research »» Pursue a placement in the Co-op Program »» Tutor new computer science students »» Opportunities to participate in computer service projects “redeeming robots” by dr. derek schuurman


Studying Computer Science As a computer science student at Redeemer, you will acquire the tools and knowledge you need to be productive and relevant in the rapidly evolving field of computer science. Through Redeemer’s highly interactive setting, you will discover a rigorous program that challenges you to envision the interaction between your faith and your career. Acknowledging that all of life belongs to God, you will wrestle with ethical issues while developing ideas and initiatives that uphold the worth of others and respect your surrounding environment. Your computer science program will equip you with a rich historical, philosophical, and cultural context for the study of computer science. This approach provides you with a solid faith-based foundation upon which to develop your technological expertise. You’ll have opportunities to explore the latest in computer languages, data structures, networks and systems. You’ll also have opportunities to combine your computer science knowledge with studies in physics or mathematics, providing excellent possibilities for examination of computer science applications in statistics, business, science and engineering.

Program Options »» Environmental Studies – Four-Year Major »» Environmental Studies – General Major »» Environmental Studies – General Major - BA (Humanities Emphasis) »» Environmental Studies – Minor become »» Engaged in current issues and rooted in faith-based perspectives on the use and development of resources »» Equipped with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and to initiate change »» Passionate about renewing creation through sustainable practice and cultural awareness

did you know »» Redeemer’s Natural Regeneration Site is associated with a headwater tributary to Tiffany Creek, located on campus. »» The Environmental Studies humanities emphasis focuses on the geographical, economic, political and cultural issues related to environmental concerns. whaley teaching garden

environmental studies engage :: equip :: renew

A Christian perspective In an age of growing concerns about the fragility of the environment, Environmental Studies gives you the opportunity to understand and respond to our world’s condition and to grow in your calling as a steward of God’s creation. You will examine how the world works and how human activities can cause harm to the environment and to human health. While your focus will be on biological and chemical approaches to the study of the environment, you will develop a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues, addressing ethical questions, economic issues, political considerations, Biblical perspectives, and social variables. Experiential learning »» Join the Green Team: students working towards stewardship »» Investigate an Independent Research Project »» Pursue off campus study programs »» Explore environmental issues in the lab »» Take courses at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies »» Participate in NSERC Summer Research Facilities »» Fully Equipped Laboratories »» Whaley Teaching Garden »» Rooftop Greenhouse »» On campus Natural Regeneration Site associated with a headwater tributary to Tiffany Creek redeemer green team

SUMMER RESEARCH As an environmental studies student, you have the opportunity to research alongside your professors during the summer. Student research positions are made possible by the Undergraduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the National Science and Engineering Research Council for Canada (NSERC). Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies You have the opportunity to study off campus in a variety of courses, including: aquatic ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental education, tropical agriculture and missions. Au Sable campuses are located in the Great Lakes Forest of Northern Michigan and in South Florida. Care for Creation Challenging you to connect Christian faith with the most complex, urgent global issues of the coming decades, the Creation Care Study Program is a high-calibre academic semester abroad. You can experience courses on tropical ecosystems, ecosystems of the South Pacific and sustainable community development at two locations: Belize or the South Pacific.


horticulture uncover :: connect :: grow

Program Options Redeemer-Ridgetown College »» Honours major »» General major Redeemer-Niagara Parks School of Horticulture »» Honours major »» General major Dig into your studies »» Discover God’s creation and your role in effective stewardship »» Experience practical applications of horticultural science »» Grow as a Christian horticultural professional Horticulture at Redeemer Offering you one of the few horticultural science programs in Ontario, Redeemer seeks to equip you with the skills and experience required to begin your career in horticulture. This program, offered in conjunction with Ridgetown College and the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, will provide you with the practical knowledge to excel in your vocation, and it will equip you with a broad foundation from which to understand the world you live in. With on-the-job training in horticulture, and courses in biological, technological, and environmental perspectives, you’ll develop a comprehensive, faith-based understanding of horticulture in a global context. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING »» Join the Green Team – students working towards stewardship »» Participate in off campus study programs »» Engage in hands-on, practical application at Ridgetown and Niagara »» Investigate courses at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies »» Explore NSERC Summer Research »» Pursue summer co-op opportunities

Did you know »» The collaborative horticultural science programs offer you specializations in a number of different areas, ranging from landscape management and design, greenhouse management and crop production to fruit and vegetable production. »» Ridgetown College and the Niagara School of Horticulture are schools with long histories of innovation and excellence in horticultural science. Your studies at Redeemer combine a solid foundation in horticulture with a strong Christian liberal arts background. You can combine the best of both worlds by pursuing horticultural science at Redeemer. dr. edward berkelaar chemistry & environmental studies

Facilities »» Fully Equipped Laboratories »» Whaley Teaching Garden »» Rooftop Greenhouse »» Natural Regeneration Site SUMMER RESEARCH As a horticulture student, you may have the opportunity to do research alongside your professors during the summers. These student research positions are made possible by the Undergraduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the National Science and Engineering Research Council for Canada (NSERC).


kinesiology research :: rehabilitation :: prevention study kinesiology Helping you to live fully and abundantly, and providing you with insights into human movement and activity, the Kinesiology program explores how we’ve been “fearfully and wonderfully made.” With courses in anatomy and physiology, the psychology and philosophy of sport, biomechanics, care and prevention of injury, and special populations, you will explore human movement and activity as the development and enjoyment of God’s gifts for His people. Redeemer’s Bachelor of Science Kinesiology program will challenge you to understand human movement and its relationship to sport, health, and mobility. Offered in conjunction with a minor in Biology, the Kinesiology major combines explorations of nutrition, biomechanics, and physiology with a strong foundation in biological science. Connecting the mechanical, neurological and physiological bases of human movement with social and spiritual contexts, you’ll develop a comprehensive, scripturally-based understanding of kinesiology in a broader perspective of living obediently and abundantly.

prof. dianne moroz, physical education

Program Options »» Kinesiology – Honours Major

Did you know »» A Bachelor of Science in kinesiology is excellent preparation for a career in medicine, rehabilitation, fitness and wellness, science or law »» Redeemer Kinesiology students have opportunities for laboratory or field placements be challenged »» Explore relationships between faith and fitness »» Help develop healthy lifestyles for a variety of communities »» Learn effective injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies features »» Completion of this program prepares students for Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) certification »» Low faculty-student ratio

kinesiology lab Prof. Allan brown, physical education

Experiential Learning »» Gain hands on, practical lab experience »» Enjoy opportunities for coaching, scorekeeping, and convening »» Find employment at Summer R.A.Y.S. sports camp or the Redeemer Athletic Centre »» Work with special needs organizations in providing motor rehabilitation support and fitness leadership Facilities »» Fully equipped laboratories: metabolic, neuromuscular, biomechanical, developmental, psychomotor »» Cardio Centre and weight/exercise room »» Double gym, squash courts, sports fields »» Tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts


mathematics discover :: wonder :: apply Program Options »» Mathematics – Four-Year Major »» Computer Science & Mathematics – Four-Year Major »» Mathematics – General Major »» Mathematics & Physics – General Major »» Computer Science & Mathematics – General Major »» Mathematics – Minor Be challenged »» Play with mathematical ideas »» Cultivate a sense of wonder and awe »» Study mathematical structures and techniques within a Christian framework »» Explore mathematical applications in the marketplace and the world Experiential Learning »» Tutor other mathematics students »» Become a Teaching Assistant »» Participate in NSERC Summer Research »» Work in well-equipped labs using up to date mathematical software

PRE-ENGINEERING STREAM Your career as a professional engineer begins at Redeemer. Through an articulation agreement with McMaster University, you may take courses for one year at Redeemer that cover many first year engineering requirements for McMaster University’s engineering program. You must have the appropriate secondary school preparation and be prepared for a competitive admission process at McMaster. This transfer program is a great way to benefit from the foundational Christian perspective at Redeemer while working towards a career in Engineering. DO THE MATH »» There is great demand for primary and secondary teachers with a strong training in mathematics. »» You can also work towards becoming a programmer, consultant, computer or financial analyst. »» You may also want to concentrate in areas such as epidemiology, actuarial science, medical modeling, computer modeling, physics, or economics. »» Redeemer graduates have also pursued graduate work in geography, theology, weather patterns, pure mathematics, and electronic databases. dr. kevin vander meulen, mathematics & Physics

Studying Math Studying mathematics means that you will develop strong technique for solving problems and theorems, but, more importantly, it means that you will explore mathematics in the wider context of a world created and sustained by God. You’ll explore the unending and wonderfully surprising applications of mathematics, and you will examine how mathematics relates to other disciplines, exploring its historical, cultural, and philosophical relevance.


A wide variety of courses including algebra, statistics, calculus, geometry, graph theory and numerical analysis, plus small class sizes and access to faculty ensures you a rigorous and comprehensive program. You’ll have opportunities to combine your studies with computer science or physics, or to prepare for further studies in engineering. You’ll gain hands-on experience, and you’ll explore the implications of various discoveries and constructions of mathematics from a faith-based perspective.

Program Options »» Mathematics & Physics – General Major »» Physics – Minor Your Program Physics is the study of the fundamental properties of matter and energy in the cosmos. What does that mean for you as a physics student? It means that you will be exploring the principles underlying the physical world, all of which point to the complexity of creation God set in motion. At Redeemer, you’ll explore the physical properties and behaviours of matter and energy, and how these properties are understood and described by laws and theories of physics. You’ll learn how fundamental assumptions and the interpretation of data can be shaped by one’s view of reality.

Did you know »» Your physics minor provides an excellent faith-based foundation for further degree studies in the physical sciences, engineering, and education. »» Redeemer physics grads have gone on to work in fields such as meteorology and private sector industrial research. »» This year’s NSERC-supported student summer research projects included work on turbulence, computing and statistics, and quantum mechanics.

physics models :: mathematics :: mystery

Train your mind »» Discover how the accumulation and interpretation of scientific data is informed by one’s values and beliefs »» Develop a faith-based perspective on scientific inquiry »» Focus on developing a deeper appreciation for God’s creation and for your role as steward

physics lab

dr. kyle spyksma, Physics

Experiential Learning »» Participate in NSERC Summer Research »» Become a laboratory preparation assistant »» Engage in assistant teaching for elementary and secondary school interactive programs »» Enrol in off campus study programs »» Pursue summer co-op opportunities Mathematics & physics This new 12-course group major will draw on the strengths of both Mathematics and Physics and combine them to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue careers in applied mathematics and/or physics. Upper-level Physics courses will be offered through challenging independent studies.


bachelor of education

Become an effective Christian teacher Exposing you to a wide variety of learning environments, Redeemer’s Department of Education is committed to supporting you in your development as a Christian professional. The Redeemer BEd places a strong emphasis on practical experience: you’ll observe, tutor, and provide classroom assistance in addition to completing formal practicum teaching placements. These real-life applications provide you with rich opportunities for learning and practicing classroom skills and equip you with an excellent understanding of the demands and rewards of the profession. As you pursue a program rooted in Christian principles, you will be taught to understand each child as made in the image of God and encouraged to help children discover and develop their potential. Redeemer BEd graduates are in high demand in independent, public, and separate systems, as well as in a variety of other educational settings. Redeemer’s Bachelor of Education is recognized by both the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Christian School Teachers Association. dr. steven sider, education

Did you know »» More than 90% of Redeemer B.Ed graduates have found work as professional educators. This outstanding achievement includes full time contract teaching positions, Long Term Occasional (LTO) and supply work. »» Between 60-80 students graduate from the Redeemer Education Program each year. The small class size provides significant opportunities for the faculty to support you in your teaching pursuits. »» Redeemer education students in their final year of studies join teaching colleagues from across Ontario at the annual Ontario Christian School Teachers Association Conference. Program Options Concurrent or Consecutive The Concurrent Bachelor of Education Program enables you to integrate two degrees into five years of study. Along with your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, you will take the education courses and practica necessary to achieve a Bachelor of Education degree. Consecutive Education is a two-year program open to students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree. Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate The P/J Level qualifies you to teach kindergarten through grade 6, while the J/I Level qualifies you to teach grades 4 through 10. If you wish to teach at the J/I level, you must have at least six term courses in one or more of the teaching subjects available. TEACHING SUBJECTS If you plan to teach at the Junior/Intermediate Level, you must have at least six four-month courses in one of the following subjects:

dr. deani van pelt, education


Dramatic Arts

Music - Instrumental


Music - Vocal

French as a 2nd Language

Health & Physical Education


Religious Education


Science - General


Visual Arts

concurrent program learn :: teach :: guide Year 1

1-2 courses in Major; 1-2 courses in Minor; ENG103 or 104; HIS-105; HIS-107 or 109; REL-101; PSY121 or 122; a Fine Arts; PED-100

Year 2

3 courses in Major; 2 courses in Minor; REL-201 or 251; a Fine Arts or PHL-201; a Social Science; 2 Sciences

Year 3

3-4 courses in Major; 2-4 courses in Minor; remaining core or electives or upgrading Minor to a Major

Year 4

3 courses in Major; 1-2 courses in Minor or 2nd Major or electives; EDU-301 & 303; EDU-306; EDU-422 or 423 and curriculum studies electives; capstone course in Major

Year 5

10 courses in Education, including 6-week practica each semester.

as an education student »» Gain insight into and perspective on curriculum, pedagogy, educational research and theories of instruction »» Experience a variety of teaching and learning environments »» Explore education as a calling which honours the created uniqueness of each child


dr. mary ashun, education

Experiential Learning Seminars and Professional Workshops Redeemer faculty and members of the broader school community provide workshops on many different professional topics, including special presentations by school boards and the Ontario College of Teachers. Inner-city Partnerships Redeemer education students may volunteer in the MVP innercity reading program or may choose a practica in an inner-city school. These opportunities provide a student with a broad perspective on teaching in Ontario’s diverse education system. International Teaching Students are encouraged to consider teaching overseas once they have completed their Bachelor of Education. Workshops provide students with connections and links to schools in many countries.

dr. dirk windhorst, education

Annual Education Symposium Redeemer faculty coordinate an annual education symposium which brings educational professionals together from a variety of school systems. Facilities »» Teacher Education Resource Centre (TERC) – provides students with curriculum documents, teaching materials, children’s literature, a range of educational software, and a place to work with other education students


off campus studies There are a variety of opportunities for off campus study at Redeemer. These programs enable you to travel and to experience other parts of the world while fulfilling requirements towards your degree program. ABU-Oxford Program You can experience theatrical productions, museums, and historical sites in England while you study. Live with a British host in the welcoming country town in the picturesque Cotswolds, just outside Oxford. The program is available in your third or fourth year of studies at Redeemer. Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies The Environmental Studies major at Redeemer allows you to take two summer courses at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. You will engage in discussion on various topics, gain valuable field experience, and develop tools that recognize the importance of caring for your environment. The Institute offers programs in the Great Lakes Forest of Northern Michigan, in the Florida Everglades, in East Africa, and in South India. Canada Institute of Linguistics Prepare for effective cross-cultural communication and study language analysis leading to translation and literacy work. This program provides valuable training if you are planning to work in another language and culture. Visit for more information. Creation Care Studies in Belize or new zealand You will encounter powerful opportunities to connect your Christian faith with complex and urgent global issues. In your 3rd or 4th year, you can study for four months in a learning-living community at Nabitunich — a collection of cottages in a garden setting on the edge of the rainforest, near the Mayan ruin of Xunantunich.


Netherlands Term Earn up to five courses in the Netherlands as part of a partnership with Dordt College (Sioux Center, Iowa). Learn about all things Dutch, from language and literature, to art and architecture. By studying overseas for a semester, you’ll explore culture, develop global perspective, and experience personal enrichment. Redeemer in France You have the unique opportunity of spending one or two semesters in Paris. Studying at the Sorbonne in Paris is a great opportunity for you to immerse yourself in French culture and to become comfortable with expressing yourself in French. As the language becomes second nature to you, you will also be studying courses in a variety of fields, including literature, history, social and economic geography, philosophy, and politics. Trinity Western–Laurentian Leadership Program This program, offered by Trinity Western University, gives you the opportunity to live and study in a unique heritage site in the heart of downtown Ottawa. With courses in Governmental Leadership, Public Affairs and Ethics, and Canadian Cultural Change, you will be taught by experts in the field who will show you how your faith can make an impact on public life. The focus of the program is two internships that will provide you with valuable concrete experience.

Middle East Studies

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) BestSemester Program offers you a truly global educational experience. For more information, go to Some of the programs include:

Travel to Cairo, Egypt to study the Arabic language, to serve as an intern, and to participate in interdisciplinary seminars. Two weeks are also spent in Israel.

American Studies in Washington D.C

Receive instruction in the Russian language in three different Russian cities: Moscow, Nizhnii and Novgorod.

Explore current domestic and international issues with Washington professionals while gaining job experience. China Studies View China from the inside to experience its culture and its diversity. Observe the evolution of Chinese socialism in mainland China, its struggles with modernization, economic change and human rights policies, as well as its relationship to religion and the dynamics of its people.

Russian Studies

CCCU BestSemester

L.A. Film Study Center Encounter the Hollywood film industry and the many academic disciplines appropriate to it. Be challenged to critically think and reflect on what it means to be a Christian in film. Latin America Studies Live and study for a term in Costa Rica. Be exposed to the nature of the economic and political relations between the developing nations of Latin America and North America. Deepen your awareness of Christians in the Third World and develop an understanding of the Lordship of Jesus Christ in an international context.


undergraduate admissio How to Apply Go to to begin your online application. Check the list to the right for the other items needed to complete your application package. questions? Contact Recruitment: Email:


905.648.2139 Ext 4280






777 Garner Road East Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

L9K 1J4

Your Application Package »» Application Form »» $40 Fee (waived if your application is received by January 31) »» Academic and/or Personal Recommendation(s) »» Signed Statement of Life and Conduct »» Official Transcript(s) »» Additional Items for Home Educated Students: »» Learning Portfolio »» ACT or SAT Scores »» Additional Items for U.S. Students: »» ACT or SAT Scores »» Additional Items for International Students: »» $75 Fee (waiver does not apply to international students) »» English Proficiency Test Results (see page 43) »» Education Background Chart

Fall Term Admission deadlines:

Winter Term Admission deadlines:

January 31

Last date for $40 application fee waiver

November 30

Application deadline

March 31

Financial Aid Application

November 30

Financial Aid Application

May 31

Notice of Acceptance & Enrolment Deposit

November 30

Residence Application

May 31

Residence Application

December 15

Notice of Acceptance & Enrolment Deposit

June 15

Deposit becomes non-refundable

December 15

Deposit becomes non-refundable

August 1

Final transcript(s)

Requirements & recommendations for Ontario Students Degree Program

General Requirements

Recommended High School Preparation

• ENG4U Bachelor of Arts or Science • 5 additional 4U/M courses • 65% average in the above 6 courses Bachelor of Education Concurrent Program

• Apply after 1 full-time year at Redeemer • Minimum GPA of 6.5 • EDU 021 – Classroom Observation

Bachelor of Education Consecutive Program

• separate application requirements • see to apply

additional requirements for Specific Majors








Computer Science


Environmental Studies








Physical Education




* recommended courses

• 4 English (4U above 70%) • 2 History (one 3U/M or 4U/M) • 1 Biology (4U/M above 70%) • 1 Physics or Chemistry (3U/M or 4U/M) • 2 Social Science (3U/M or 4U/M) • Requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university






Advanced Functions Biology


Calculus and Vectors




Mathematics of Data Management



on requirements

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requirements for students outside Ontario Quebec

•• 1 year General CEGEP •• Provincial Examination Grades

Other Provinces

•• Average of 65% in 5 or 6 senior level courses •• Meet provincial requirements for university acceptance

Home Educated or ACE Programs

•• Composite score of 24 on ACT (or SAT equivalent) •• Grade 12 equivalency •• At least 5 Grade 12 Level subjects, including English •• Learning Portfolio (download from

United States

•• Secondary School Diploma •• Composite score of 20 on ACT (or SAT equivalent)

British System of Education

•• General Certificate of Education (GCE) •• Average of “C” on 5 subjects in both “O” and “A” levels


•• Meet country requirements for university acceptance •• English Proficiency Requirements •• Education Background Chart (download from

Mature Students

• 21 years before end of academic year • Not attended school on a full-time basis for at least two years • Demonstrate potential for academic success through letters of reference, college entrance test scores and/or transcripts for any secondary school work

Transfer Students

• Transfer credits may be granted for liberal arts and science courses • Students with fewer than eight four-month courses at a post-secondary institution must present high school transcripts


• Minimum C- (60% or 4.0 on a 12.0 scale)

Bible Colleges

• Minimum B- (70%)

Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology

• Minimum B- (70%)

Requirements for mature & Transfer Students

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English Language Proficiency Requirements Students whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate language proficiency. Some acceptable proficiency assessments include: TOEFL: PBT




• iBT: A minimum score of 20 in each of the component parts (listening, reading, speaking and writing) is required • Use institutional code 0907 to send results directly to Redeemer • Educational Testing Service:



• Michigan English Language Assessment Battery



• International Language Testing System



• Canadian Academic English Language Assessment


financing your educatio Financial Awards & Assistance

Your financial planning for university should include as many resources as possible. Some of these options include: automatic entrance SCHOLARSHIPS All students are automatically considered for these renewable entrance scholarships based on the average of the best six Grade 12 U/M courses in your two most recent terms of study. Scholarship














Board of Governors

other Redeemer scholarships Fees & Scholarships


As a Redeemer student, you will be working in close partnership with the Financial Aid Office to help make Christian postsecondary education accessible. For applications and full details on scholarships, call or visit the Financial Aid Office or check out the financial aid and scholarship guide Financing Your Education, available online. Tuition & Fees (2009-10) Tuition (full-time academic year) Residence

$12,704 $3,990

Student Fees


Regular Food Plan Bronze






Senior Student Food Plan Platinum




Note: You should be prepared for expenses like laundry, telephone, textbooks, and trips home.



Academic Achievement Scholarship


Leadership Scholarship


Wolters Worldview Scholarship


Parkview Customs Brokerage Ltd Business Entrance Scholarship


Redeemer Natural Science & Mathematics Scholarship


Athletic Entrance Scholarship


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BURSARIES Bursaries are grants, based on financial need, which do not require repayment. To be eligible for a bursary, you must complete a financial aid application. bursary


A. & T. Minerals Inc. Bursary


Bosch Rexroth Canada Bursary


Christian University Bursary


deWaard Family Bursary


Harry & Anne Voortman Missions Bursary


Mephibosheth Bursary


Redeemer Bursaries for Non-Ontario Students Shamalla-Omukhango Bursary Steven J. Kouwenhoven Mature Student Bursary

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up to $2,000

Harry & Anne Voortman Award

Mustard Seed Bursary

did you know »» Over 64% of students received financial assistance from Redeemer last year. »» Government aid to Redeemer students totalled almost $5 million for the 2008-09 academic year. »» Almost 40% of Redeemer students work on campus.


$500 up to $3,500 $1,000 up to $3,000

Vision Nursing/Rest Home Bursary


Voortman Cookies Bursary


REDEEMER STUDENT FUND If you have exhausted all other sources of financial assistance, and still fall short of the funds you need to cover the costs at Redeemer, you can apply for a Redeemer Student Fund Loan. This loan includes a forgiveness factor, which means that up to 20% of the loan can be forgiven (to a maximum of 80%) for each year you complete as a full time student. GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE Government student assistance programs are designed to help you pay for your post-secondary education. Government-sponsored assistance is based upon financial need. Applications must be made directly to the appropriate government agency.

ON CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT Be part of the Redeemer team. On campus employment is a great way for you to gain experience, have fun, and earn some extra money. Students have opportunities to work in places like Campus Security, Athletics, Recruitment, and the Library. You must fill out a Student Employment Application Form and the Financial Aid Application in order to be eligible. Other Resources There are a number of other resources that you should consider, including your own and your parents’ place of employment, your church, business and any community organizations of which you may be a member. These places may offer assistance to students pursuing post-secondary education. Many financial institutions will provide private student loans or student lines of credit. Visit for more details about all the resources available to you, or contact Recruitment to request the Financing Your Education guide.










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About an hour away from Toronto, London or Buffalo, Redeemer is located in Ancaster, Ontario. From HWY-401 E Exit 235 to HWY-403 E Hamilton

55.1 km :: 33 mins

HWY-52 exit to Copetown

0.6 km :: 1 min

Right @ HWY-52/Trinity Rd

0.9 km :: 1 min

Left @ HWY-53/RR-2 - straight @ fork

7.8 km :: 9 mins

Redeemer University College

on your left

From QEW Exit to HWY-403 W Hamilton

21.5 km :: 14 mins

Garner Rd exit

1.4 km :: 2 mins

Left @ Garner Rd E

1.6 km :: 3 mins

Redeemer University College

on your left

to brantford


to hamilton

experience redeemer you’re invited!

Campus Visit Days are specific events scheduled during the fall and winter. You, along with other prospective students, will be introduced to life at Redeemer by our team of Campus Reps - current Redeemer students who are excited about sharing their experiences with you. You can also experience residence life by choosing the overnight option. With the overnight option, you’ll stay in a townhouse residence with current Redeemer students. Various academic departments will be featured on specific Campus Visit Days. Please visit the for more information. athletic recruit events are your opportunity to see what being a Redeemer Royal is all about. Recruit Events give you the opportunity to train with the varsity team, to check out a game, to meet with the coach and to experience life as a Redeemer Royal! Individual Visits are available year-round. If you can’t make it to one of our Campus Visit Days, just let us know and we will schedule a time that works for you. You will have opportunities to meet with your University Representative, to visit with a faculty member or coach, to tour our campus and residences, to observe a class, and to have a personalized appointment with our Financial Aid Department. course registration days are designed specifically for admitted students who are making final preparations for university. At this important event, you’ll have opportunities to meet your future classmates, to select your courses, and to become acquainted with your university.

One of the most important steps in choosing your university is visiting the campus. Redeemer’s visiting options allow you to explore our thriving Christian university community by touring the campus, meeting current students, observing lectures, chatting with professors, and more.

HOW TO REGISTER Web: Email: Phone: 1.800.263.6467 FIND OUT MORE ONLINE: »» Sample schedule »» Overnight option »» Campus maps, directions & accommodations Upcoming Campus Visit Days FALL 2009 Monday, October 19, 2009 Friday, November 6, 2009 Monday, November 16, 2009 WINTER 2010 Monday, February 8, 2010 Friday, February 26, 2010 MARCH BREAK 2010 Monday, March 15, 2010 Friday, March 19, 2010

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