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2010-2011 ACADEMIC CATALOGUE


Rocky Mountain College 4039 Brentwood Road NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2L 1L1 Toll Free: 1-877-YOUnRMC (968-6762) Telephone: 403-284-5100 Fax: 403-220-9567 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (except on Statutory Holidays)

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Department

Extension

Email

Enrolment............................................ext. 222

enrolment@rockymountaincollege.ca

Registrar..............................................ext. 224

registrar@rockymountaincollege.ca

General Information............................ext. 100

info@rockymountaincollege.ca

Financial Aid.......................................ext. 221

financialaid@rockymountaincollege.ca

Student Services/Residence...................ext. 234

studentlife@rockymountaincollege.ca

Health & Wellness................................ext. 234 Library.................................................ext. 253

library@rockymountaincollege.ca

Music..................................................ext. 242

music2@rockymountaincollege.ca

Playhouse North School of Theatre........ext. 228

playhousenorth@rockymountaincollege.ca

MISSION STATEMENT

Rocky Mountain College is a learning community of Christians committed to developing students who will be effective agents of spiritual, moral and social transformation everywhere for the glory of God. Rocky Mountain College 1


RMC Calendar 2010-11 Fall Semester 2010 September 5 6 7 8 15

Residences Open Labour Day — Residence Orientation College Closed Registration Completion / New Student Orientation / Tuition Payment Deadline Day and Evening Classes Begin Last day for Change of Registration

October

Thanksgiving Day — College Closed

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November 2 8-12 December 9 13-17 15 18 Winter Semester 2011 January 3-7 10 10 17 February 21 March 4 14-18 21-31 April 11 13-19 20 22 24

Last day to withdraw from a class with a Voluntary Withdrawal Reading Week Last day of Fall Semester Classes Final Exams Deadline for Winter Semester applications without late charges Christmas Recess Begins / Residence Closes

Winter Intersession Classes Registration Completion / New Student Orientation / Tuition Payment Deadline Day and Evening Classes Begin Last day for Change of Registration Family Day — College Closed Last day to withdraw from classes with a Voluntary Withdrawal Reading Week 2011/12 Pre–registration Last Day of Classes Final Exams RMC Graduation Good Friday — College Closed Residence Closes

Spring Semester 2011 April 25-29 First Session May 2-6 Second Session

In order to serve our students best we may need to change these dates. Please check the website for the latest updated events Calendar.

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ACADEMIC CATALOGUE 2010–2011 Contents GENERAL INFORMATION ..................................................... 4 Mission Statement Doctrinal Statement Accreditation Governance ADMISSIONS ......................................................................... 6 Admission Requirements Home Schooled Students International Students Transferring Students Mature Students Visiting Students Unclassified Students Returning Students REGISTRATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ...................... 8 Course Load Auditing a Course Challenge Examination Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Distance Learning Courses Application to Third Year Changing Course Registration Withdrawal from College Transferring a Course to RMC Program Recognition and Transferability ACADEMIC POLICIES AND SERVICES ................................. 11 Grading System Appealing a Grade Incomplete Grade Academic Probation Class Attendance Tests and Examinations Repeating a Course Transcripts Honour Roll Field Education Graduation Policies Library Services

STUDENT LIFE ..................................................................... 14 Residence Program Off-Campus Housing Health & Wellness The Arts Spiritual Formation Harassment Policy FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ................................... 17 Payment of Accounts Refunds Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries Financial Aid Employment Opportunities Student Loans ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ...................................................... 22 Certificate in Christian Discipleship Certificate in Christian Discipleship — The EDGE Diploma in Christian Leadership Diploma in Global Studies Diploma in Theatre Arts — Playhouse North School of Theatre Bachelor of Religious Studies Bachelor of Arts in Human Services  Applied Behaviour Science  Child and Youth Care Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development  Intercultural Studies  Intercultural Studies — TESOL Minor  Ministry Foundations  Pastoral Leadership  Theatre Arts  Youth Leadership Bachelor of Arts in Music Bachelor of Arts in Theology  Biblical Studies  Christian Spirituality COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ..................................................... 43

The Rocky Mountain College Academic Catalogue This catalogue sets forth at the time of its publication the intention of the College with respect to all matters contained herein. The college reserves the right without prior notice to deviate from what appears in the catalogue, either in order to serve the best interests of students or the College or because of circumstances or occurrences beyond the College’s reasonable control. The college expressly denies responsibility or liability to any person who may suffer loss or who may be otherwise adversely affected by such change. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, national and ethnic origin or physical disability in the administration of any of its programs or activities.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Rocky Mountain College is a learning community of Christians committed to developing students who will be effective agents of spiritual, moral and social transformation everywhere for the glory of God. Doctrinal Statement Rocky Mountain College is positioned within the historic mainstream evangelical community, as represented by this Doctrinal Statement: The Godhead There is one God, eternally existent and equal in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ Jesus Christ came incarnate, was born of a virgin, and was resurrected bodily from the dead. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit convicts and reproves the world of sin, sanctifies and indwells the believer, instills the believer with stability and power, and leads into all truth. Institutional Purpose Rocky Mountain College seeks to fulfill its mission by: establishing in students a working understanding of Scripture demonstrated by a growing knowledge of factual information, an ability to accurately interpret, and a desire to apply Scripture to personal life 

providing guidance for spiritual formation in a personal and communal context through the practice of various spiritual disciplines

helping students discern and respond to God’s call and prepare them for careers in Christian service

assisting students to understand the world through study of general fields of knowledge and the development of critical thinking

helping students discern God’s call to serve as lay persons and to enhance their understanding and quality of service

developing an understanding of the contemporary cultural mindset and helping students apply Scripture to the needs of our culture

providing preparation and opportunities for service in an increasingly urban context

serving as a Christian resource centre

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Scripture Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is, in the original manuscripts, divinely inspired, infallible, and the supremely authoritative Word of God. Salvation Salvation is the work of Jesus Christ whereby, following the response of our faith and repentance, we are forgiven and experience newness of life in Christ Jesus, receive the Spirit of adoption and are made heirs of the Kingdom of God. Sanctification Sanctification is the empowering by God of the believer, through the Holy Spirit who indwells and fills, to live a life of continuing growth in righteousness and holiness. The sanctified life is expressed through love out of a pure heart and obedience to the Word of God. Church The church is the Body of Christ which emerged at Pentecost and is composed of believers who enter that body through conversion. The local church is a manifestation of the universal church organized for fellowship, instruction, prayer, and witnessing. Second Coming Jesus Christ will return imminently in glory and power to call the church to Himself and establish His kingdom forever. Future The future will include the resurrection of the dead, the future general judgement, and an eternal state in which the righteous experience eternal life and the wicked, endless punishment.


Rocky Mountain College first opened its doors in Calgary in 1992 but has over 130 years of experience providing quality Christian education. That’s because RMC is built on two solid foundations resulting from the merger of Hillcrest Christian College (Medicine Hat, AB) and Mountain View Bible College (Didsbury, AB). Rocky Mountain College is sponsored by the Canada West District of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. However, RMC’s faculty, staff, Board of Governors, and student body represent more than 25 denominations.

Location Rocky Mountain College is located in one of Canada’s most dynamic cities — Calgary, Alberta. RMC’s location in Calgary offers many advantages: significant employment opportunities sports and leisure activities one hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains home to world class concert halls, theatre stages, museums, venues from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the Calgary Zoo, and the famous Calgary Stampede University of Calgary nearby Calgary International Airport Light Rail Transit C–Train   

commitment to ongoing institutional development and maintaining quality instructional standards, and assures other colleges that courses and degrees from Rocky Mountain College are worthy of acceptance and efficient transfer towards applicable programs. Rocky Mountain College is a member of the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA). ELAA was established to provide information to individuals about post–secondary opportunities available in Alberta through the coordinated activities of its members (www.elaa.ab.ca). The college is also a member of the Higher Education Transfer Alliance (HETA) an international body committed to improving the ability of students to have their learning recognized by different institutions, www.chea.org/heta.

GENERAL INFORMATION

History

Rocky Mountain College is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) as well as Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC).

Governance

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Accreditation AND MEMBERSHIPS Rocky Mountain College holds accredited status with the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) 5575 South Semoran Blvd. Suite 26, Orlando, Florida, 32822-1781, phone: 407-207-0808, www.abhe.org. Accredited status is a membership status granted to those colleges that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that substantially achieve their respective missions and the Criteria for Accreditation. It further indicates a demonstrated

Rocky Mountain College was established by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta. The college is governed by a twelve member Board of Governors, the members of which are approved by the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada’s Board of Directors. Board members also include the EMCC President and the College President. The mandate of the Board of Governors is to establish and ensure that the mission and purposes of the College are achieved. The Board operates as a governing body and meets at least twice a year. Communication may be directed to the Chairperson of the Board by contacting the College.

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­ADMISSIONS Rocky Mountain College welcomes applying students of any sex, race, national and ethnic origin, or denominational affiliation, who meet the general admission requirements. Prospective student inquiries may be addressed to the Rocky Mountain College Enrolment Advisor at enrolment@rockymountaincollege.ca, 1-877-968-6762 (toll free) or 403-284-5100 ext. 222. An Application Package can be mailed upon request or may be accessed online from the Rocky Mountain College website, www.rockymountaincollege.ca. Application deadlines without late charges are: August 15 for the Fall semester December 15 for the Winter semester. Late applications may be accepted — contact the Registrar for details.  

­General Admission Requirements

­Academic Admission Requirements

Admission is granted by the Admissions Committee upon review of a prospective student’s completed application which includes receipt of all of the following: A non–refundable application fee Application for Admission form Autobiographical Profile form RMC Community Responsibilities Agreement form Two personal reference forms Transcripts from secondary and all post–secondary institutions attended TOEFL exam results (if applicable) Confidential Personal Health form Residence Application form (if applicable) Residence Reservation & Damage Deposit (if applicable)

Academic requirements for admission may be met on the basis of: high school completion transfer from post–secondary study mature student status visiting or unclassified student status returning student application

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An application will be reviewed for admission by the Admissions Committee when all components of the application have been received. Unofficial transcripts or interim grade reports (for students completing high school or currently enroled in a post– secondary educational institution) are requested for preliminary admissions review, but official transcripts must follow as soon as possible, as admission is conditional until receipt of official final versions. Applicants must arrange to have official transcripts of high school and all post–secondary educational course work sent directly to the Registrar from the appropriate government department or institution maintaining their records by August 15 for Fall semester and December 15 for Winter semester entry. Applicants for Playhouse North School of Theatre or Music programs have additional requirements. Further information is available in the Program Descriptions on pages 26 and 37. Please contact the departments directly for details: info@playhousenorth.ca for Playhouse North School of Theatre or music2@rockymountaincollege.ca for Music. Inquiries about applications in process can be made to the Enrolment Office at: enrolment@rockymountaincollege.ca.

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High School Diploma

Students who have completed a high school diploma from any government–recognized North American high school, or from any private school accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), or high school equivalency (GED) are eligible for admission. High School transcripts must present four 30–level courses (or equivalents) with a minimum grade average of 65% to be admitted as a regular program student. One of the 30–level courses must be English 30-1 or equivalent. Students from Quebec or Newfoundland will have completed Grade 11 and one year of CEGEP or university level study respectively. A student may be admitted on academic probation and is limited to enroling in the one–year Certificate in Christian Discipleship program for the first semester, if the student’s high school transcript presents: four 30–level courses (or equivalents) with a grade average of less than 65% English 30/ELA30–1 (or equivalent) with a grade of less than 65% 33–level courses (or equivalents). 

Upon successful academic completion of the semester, application may be made to other RMC programs.


Home Schooled Students

valid passport to the nearest Canadian consulate. For more information on studying in Canada, you may consult www.cic.gc.ca. International students must apply for Alberta Health Care coverage upon arrival in Canada. There is a fee for this medical insurance coverage. Go to www. health.gov.ab.ca for more information.

International Students

Transferring Students

International students who have completed an academic high school program comparable to the Alberta program and who possess proficiency in oral and written English will be considered for admission. Students for whom English is not a first language are required to present validation of facility in English by one of the following:

Students in good standing from accredited post– secondary institutions who meet all other aspects of the general admission requirements can expect admission to RMC. Official post–secondary transcripts will be evaluated for potential transfer credit on a course-by-course basis according to the student’s program requirements. A minimum of 45 credits or one-half the program must be completed at RMC. Consult Transferring a Course under Registration for more information.

• a minimum score of 550 on the paper based test; 213 on the computer based test; or New Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with minimum of 83 overall, with a score of 20 in each of four testings, within the last three years, is required for admission. TOEFL examination information can be accessed from Educational Testing Service, TOEFL/TSE Publications, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6154 USA or www.toefl.org; • a score of 7 using the Academic Reading and Writing Modules on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last three years;

ADMISSIONS

­ Home Schooled students who have completed high school, but who do not have provincial confirmation of completion, will be considered for admission on academic probation for the first semester. A portfolio and a letter of recommendation from a qualified educator (where possible) should accompany the application to RMC.

Mature Students

Mature students who are 21 years of age or older, at the beginning of a semester, who have been out of high school for two years and without high school graduation, may be admitted on academic probation. The total number of students in this category cannot exceed 5% of the student body. Visiting Students

• a score of 70 on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) within the last three years; or • successful completion of at least two years of formal, full-time study, consisting of not less than three courses per semester at an English secondary or post-secondary institution in an English-speaking country which Rocky Mountain College recognizes as English language proficiency exempt, during the five consecutive years immediately preceding the session to which the student is applying for admission. International students must be landed immigrants or possess a valid student authorization to study in Canada. To obtain a student authorization, an American student may present an official letter of acceptance from RMC and evidence of sufficient funds for the school term to the Canadian Immigration authorities at the port of entry into Canada or may make application to the nearest Canadian consulate. An applicant from a country other than the United States must possess a valid student authorization before leaving his / her home country, and should present an official letter of acceptance from RMC, evidence of sufficient funds for the school term, a letter from a sponsoring organization (if applicable), a certificate of medical clearance for those from specified areas of the world, and a

Students who are enroled in a program at another recognized post–secondary institution and who present a letter of permission may be eligible for the courses specified in the letter upon approval of the Registrar and availability of space in the course. Unclassified Students

Students who apply to register in one or more courses in a semester and present the necessary prerequisites on an official transcript may be admitted as unclassified students if there is availability of space in the course. Returning Students

Students who have been absent from RMC for more than one academic year and less than two years, must complete a returning student application form provided by the Registrar. Students absent more than two years must re–apply for admission and meet current catalogue program requirements.

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Registration Policies and Procedures Admitted students will be informed of the registration process by the Registrar. Students are governed by the program requirements (i.e. specified course requirements) of the RMC catalogue in effect at the time of their admission but may choose the revised requirements of a subsequent version of the catalogue. The current catalogue is directive in all other respects. Students are assigned advisory personnel (the Registrar or faculty) for registration purposes. Registration is complete upon: selection or reaffirmation of the student’s academic program selection of courses required for the program payment of accounts consistent with the payment policy 

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Course Load

A typical full–time student course load is 30 credit hours for the academic year. Students registered in 12 or more credit hours in a semester are considered full–time. Requests to register for more than 18 credit hours/semester must be made in writing to the Registrar for approval by the Academic Dean. For student loan and immigration purposes, 9 credit hours is the minimum full–time requirement. Playhouse North School of Theatre Diploma is a self-contained, conservatory-style theatre program. There is no official registration for courses with the Registrar’s Office as the programming has a pre-determined and curriculum format. Course Hours and Sequencing

Each course is assigned a number of hours from 1 to 4. A 1–hour course meets 50 minutes per week for a full semester. A 3–hour course meets 150 minutes per week for a full semester. Most classes are 75 minutes long, so a 3–hour course will most often meet twice a week. The number of hours also equals the number of hours of credit received for completing the course. The number of hours of credit are added together to complete the credit hour requirements of a student’s program. Courses are numbered from 100 to 400, according to the sequencing students should expect to follow in their program. The 300 and 400 level courses should be taken in the last two years of the program. Deviations from this pattern require the consent of the Registrar in consultation with the student’s program coordinator. Elective Courses

If a program allows for electives, a student may choose a course within the guidelines of the elective area of study (i.e. Biblical Studies, General Arts, Professional Studies, etc.) if all prerequisites have been met. Personal interest electives may be chosen from any area of the curriculum where prerequisites have been met.

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Auditing a Course

No academic credit is received for audit courses. If a student attends a minimum of 75% of the classes, an ‘AU’ grade is applied to the transcript. Challenging a Course

Students may challenge some courses by Challenge Examination or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition). The college sets a fee for both the exam and the PLAR application. A course challenged by examination must receive ‘B’ or better on the final grade to receive credit. Results of the examination are recorded on the student’s transcript, including an ‘F’ grade for failure. Students applying to receive credit for course work for past, extensive, learning experience must complete an application for Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition and attach a portfolio of learning experiences. PLAR courses are applied to a student transcript as an experience transfer credit. Contact the Registrar for more information. Distance Learning Courses

In consultation with the Registrar, a student may apply up to a maximum of 15 credit hours of distance learning course work to degree programs; 6 credit hours towards certificates and diplomas. Application to the Third Year of Degree Programs

Rocky Mountain College is deeply interested in students’ personal spiritual growth and in their increasing fitness for their vocation. In order to assist students in their development, those advancing to the third year of their studies need to apply for approval to continue to the completion of their programs. When a student registers for a semester in which the total number of hours applied to the program equals or exceeds 55 an application is made to proceed to studies beyond that semester. An individual cannot exceed 70 hours in a degree program without completing the application process. Students transferring more than 55 hours make application to continue following the completion of 12 hours at RMC. For more information, contact the Registrar.


Changing Course Registration

Withdrawal From College

Students withdrawing from college after the Change of Registration period must consult the Registrar to obtain the appropriate forms for an authorized withdrawal. Financial reimbursements, if any, are determined according to the scale noted under Refund of Fees.

credits earned by International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement Programs may be considered for advanced standing or college credit students applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development, Ministry Foundations program, must (as a minimum) have completed a two–year diploma in a professional field with a foundation of general arts courses. Consult the program requirements for specific transfer information grades from transfer credits are not considered when calculating the RMC grade point average transfer credit granted for RMC programs may not be accepted by other post–secondary institutions to which students may transfer. Inquiries should be made with the receiving institution regarding transfer credit policies

REGISTRATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

­ Applications to change course registration, whether adding or withdrawing, must be made with the Registrar during the Change of Registration period at the beginning of each semester. Courses dropped during the Change of Registration period do not appear on the student transcript. Courses dropped after the Change of Registration period but before the deadline for course withdrawals will receive a Voluntary Withdrawal (‘VW’) grade. The Voluntary Withdrawal grade is not computed in the G.P.A. and carries no academic penalty. Courses dropped after the course withdrawal deadline will receive an ‘F’ grade.

Transferring a Course to RMC

Official transcripts from other post–secondary institutions will be evaluated for potential transfer credit to RMC on a course by course basis. Transfer credit is determined by the following criteria: courses completed at other recognized degree–granting institutions such as public universities, university colleges, community colleges, or Bible colleges accredited with the Association for Biblical Higher Education are acceptable for full transfer credit where appropriate to the requirements of the student’s program 

courses in which a grade of ‘C’ or better has been achieved credits gained from an accredited distance learning institution are transferable up to a maximum of 15 credit hours towards a degree program or a maximum of 6 credit hours towards a diploma or certificate

PROGRAM RECOGNITION AND TRANSFERABILITY Rocky Mountain College has established course transfer relationships with several universities, university colleges, and other institutions of higher education in the province of Alberta. Select courses taken at RMC are transferable to one or more of these institutions such as the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, The King’s University College, Mount Royal University, and others located in the province of Alberta. Each institution establishes transfer credit criteria by which they evaluate RMC courses on a course by course basis, towards the program requirements of the program the student is entering. Students should consult the College or university to which they are applying to determine their transfer policies.

courses of 3 or 4 credit hours will transfer as 3 credits. Courses of 2 credits may be combined to equal 3 credits of transfer

RMC’s membership in the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfers (ACAT) ensures that select courses agreed upon by the participating institutions are transferable to that specific Alberta post–secondary institution. The Alberta Transfer guide is available in the Office of the Registrar or accessible online at www.transferalberta.ca.

a minimum of 45 credit hours or one–half of the program requirements must be completed at RMC; a minimum of 9 hours of Bible / Theology / Christian Spirituality must be taken at RMC

In Ontario, the University of Waterloo’s faculty of Arts will transfer up to 50% of the total hours taken at Rocky Mountain College towards some of their programs, if the grades are ‘B’ or higher.

courses from unaccredited institutions are evaluated on a course by course basis. Students from unaccredited institutions need to complete 45 credit hours or one–half of the program requirements, whichever is less, at RMC

Lakehead University will accept up to two years of courses toward their programs. The amount varies depending on the program, if the grades are “B” or higher. In British Columbia, Trinity Western University will transfer up to 60 semester hours towards some of their programs, if the grades are ‘C’ or higher. Rocky Mountain College 9


Graduates from the BA in Human Services Child and Youth Care program may be admitted to the Masters in Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg. RMC graduates have also been accepted into graduate programs including Trinity Western University, Durham University, Gonzaga University, Regent College, as well as other institutions. Playhouse North is unable to accept transfer courses from other institutions. RMC Courses Currently Transferable

Listed below are some of the courses approved for transfer to one or more Alberta universities or university colleges. For current listings, check www.transferalberta.ca. HTH282 HTH283 HTH287 HTH288

Ethics Introduction to Philosophy The History of Christianity I The History of Christianity II

LNG281 ­LNG283 LNG284

English Literature Elementary New Testament Greek I Elementary New Testament Greek II

MUS197 MUS293 MUS294 MUS395 MUS396 MUS397

Rudiments of Music Theory Music Theory I Music Theory II Music History I Music History II Music History III

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SSC193 SSC194 SSC282 SSC284 SSC292 SSC293 SSC295 SSC382 SSC383 SSC384 SSC392 SSC393 SSC395 SSC480 SSC481 SSC497

Principles of Psychology Principles of Sociology Social, Environmental & Disabling Issues Social Science Research Counselling: Theory & Skills Development Developmental Psychology Abnormal Psychology Community Based Interventions Canadian Aboriginal Cultures Substance Abuse & Related Health Issues Working With Children & Adolescents Counselling: Assessment, Methods, Case Planning Counselling Families Assessment & Treatment Milieu Treatment Planning Interventions Working With Groups

RMC Courses in Process for Transfer

Applications are in process for other courses to transfer to various universities and colleges in Alberta, and are added to the above listing when they have completed the process. The Rocky Mountain College website will be updated as new courses are made transferable. Graduates of Playhouse North’s Theatre Intensive Diploma may audition for the BMPA program at Red Deer College. Playhouse North students may transfer into the mentorship program at Rosebud School of the Arts.


academic policies AND services Grading Policies Grading System

Grade Point Average

Grade A+ A A– B+ B B–

Grade Point 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7

P IN VW AU

Pass Incomplete Voluntary Withdrawal Audit

Grade C+ C C– D+ D D– F

Grade Point 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.0

The conversion of marks, such as percentage scores, to the Grading Scale does not follow a college–wide system. The relationship between raw scores and the Grading Scale is dependent on the nature of the course and the instructor’s assessment of the performance of the students’ work as compared to common expectations within the discipline for that level of course work and the performance of students in similar courses in other classes and years. The following provides an interpretation of each grade:

At the end of each semester, a student’s grade point average (G.P.A.) is calculated by totalling the number of grade points earned in each course and dividing by the total number of course hours taken. Academic Appeals

ACADEMIC POLICIES & SERVICES

Rocky Mountain College uses the Alberta Common Grading Scale as follows:

Playhouse North follows its own grading system of pass/fail. The first year is probationary. If a student is unable to fulfill their contractual agreement they may be asked to leave the program at any time in the first year. Admittance to the second year of the program is by invitation of the department only.

Students should meet with their instructor if they think that an assignment or course grade needs to be revised. If they are not satisfied after attempting to resolve the issue with the instructor or wish to appeal the application of an academic policy they should consult the Academic Appeals policy which is distributed to all students at the beginning of the year or when they enrol. This policy outlines the steps and timeframes for dealing with disagreements with respect to academic issues. Incomplete Grade

B = Good — clearly above average performance with knowledge of the subject matter generally complete.

A student must apply to the Registrar and receive permission from the professor to complete course work after the end of a semester and to have an Incomplete (‘IN’) grade applied to the transcript. Work missed must be made up and the final examination taken within four weeks of the end of the semester unless further time is granted by the Academic Dean. If the course is not completed within the revised deadline, an ‘F’ grade will be given.

C = Satisfactory — basic understanding of subject matter.

Academic Probation

A = Excellent — superior performance showing comprehensive understanding of subject matter.

D = Inferior work which falls below the expectations of the course but which is of passing quality. F = Failure to meet the minimum standards required for a passing grade. P = Represents satisfactory work. Given only in courses specially designated for pass / fail grading. IN = Incomplete. VW = Voluntary withdrawal from a course before the course withdrawal deadline.

Students registered in 9 or more hours and whose grade point average in a previous semester or in high school was below 1.75, are placed on academic probation. Limitations on academic and extracurricular activities may be applied. Students taking less than 9 hours but 6 or more hours in a year have their grade point average considered on an annual basis. Academic probation is removed when the semester G.P.A. achieved is 2.00 or above. A student remaining on academic probation for two consecutive semesters is required to take a semester off before permission is granted to register for another semester. A student may submit a written appeal to the Academic Dean requesting exemption from this policy due to extenuating circumstances.

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Class Attendance

Last Day to Accept Semester Assignments

Attendance at each class session is important for learning and for the development of personal discipline. Each professor will clearly communicate attendance requirements and penalties for absences in the course syllabus. The Academic Dean reserves the right to determine whether a student who has missed more than three weeks of classes can continue the work of the semester.

All assignments for the semester must be submitted by the due dates outlined in the course syllabus. No papers, make up examinations, reading reports, or any other type of assignment will be received after noon of the last day of final examinations, except those granted an Incomplete by prior permission. Repeating a Course

Standard for Written Work

Written work is expected to follow standards set by the College. Students are encouraged to purchase the latest edition of A Manual for Writers by Kate L. Turabian, which gives specific guidelines for preparing papers. First year students are expected to generally adhere to the style manual. Upper level students are expected to adhere to it consistently. APA form and style in written work is required by Bachelor of Arts in Human Services programs. Tests and Examinations

Mid–semester tests are scheduled by the course instructor as outlined in the course syllabus. Missed tests without prior rescheduling arrangements confirmed with the course instructor will receive 0%. Final examinations, posted by the Registrar early each semester, must be taken as scheduled during the last week of the semester. Travel arrangements for semester–end must be made around the exam schedule. Requests for rescheduling of exams for travel arrangements will not be considered. Missed final examinations will receive 0%. Permission to reschedule an exam requires application to the Registrar in consultation with the course instructor prior to the sitting of the exam. Rescheduling of an exam without financial penalty may be given if: a student has an exam conflict with another RMC exam a student has more than two exams scheduled on one day a student has a scheduling conflict with another post– secondary institution a student has an illness with notification given prior to the examination and a doctor’s note indicating that the student was unable to attend on the scheduled day

A student may repeat a course in which a failing or low grade is obtained. The transcript will record each time a course is taken and the grade given. However, only the highest mark is considered in computing the cumulative G.P.A. A course may be retaken only once. Notification of Results

At the end of each semester, Grade Reports will be issued to students. If there are outstanding fees on a student’s account, Grade Reports will be withheld until payment is made in full. Transcripts

Transcripts are issued upon written request to the Office of the Registrar. Official transcripts are issued directly to other educational institutions or employers. All financial accounts must be settled in full before a transcript will be issued. President’s Honour Roll and Dean’s List

Full–time students registered in 12 or more credits who complete a semester with a 4.00 G.P.A. are placed on the President’s Honour Roll. Full–time students who complete a semester with a G.P.A. of 3.40 to 3.99 are placed on the Dean’s List.

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Any other approved request for rescheduling an exam requires payment of a re–scheduling fee.

The purpose of Field Education is to ensure practical experience in the vocational area for which the student is preparing. Diploma and degree programs require the completion of a certain number of Field Education units and / or Practicum experiences to meet graduation expectations. Field Education units do not have academic credit value; practicums do receive academic credit. Students should consult the Advisor of Field Education to discuss the nature of Field Education units required for their program and the process for completing those requirements. For some Field Education experiences a Criminal Record Check is required. Costs may be incurred by the student.

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Library Services

Graduation Policies The following obligations must be fulfilled for a student to graduate from an RMC program: a student needs to complete the last 30 hours at Rocky Mountain College to graduate from diploma and degree programs and the last 15 hours to graduate from certificate programs. PLAR credit does not apply to these minimum requirements 

all academic requirements must be completed

Field Education units as required by the student’s program must be completed

students are to complete at least 9 hours in Bible / Theology / Christian Spirituality at RMC even if they have sufficient transfer hours to cover all Bible / Theology / Christian Spirituality requirements

The library also serves as a study hall. We provide a number of study carrels, tables, small rooms for group studying, a computer lab, CD/cassette players, VCR and DVD players. In addition, the library provides wireless Internet access for students with laptops. The library’s catalogue and other electronic resources are available through the College website.

ACADEMIC POLICIES & SERVICES

The Rocky Mountain College Library is central to the teaching and learning process since it is the chief intellectual resource of the academic community. The library collection offers materials that reflect a variety of viewpoints on numerous subjects. Our holdings currently total over 38,000 items, including books, DVDs, video cassettes, audio cassettes and audio visual materials. We also subscribe to over 550 periodicals in print or electronic format. These current subscriptions, as well as back issues, can be accessed using our periodical indices.

Library Sources Outside RMC

The City of Calgary offers many other research resources which are available to our students. The University of Calgary Library is close at hand and students from Rocky Mountain College have borrowing privileges there. The Calgary Public Library (CPL) has a large branch library located close to our campus. RMC students need only purchase a CPL card to obtain access to thousands of resource materials. At the same time our students can apply for a free Alberta Library Card which gives them borrowing privileges at many public and private libraries across Alberta including the University of Calgary Library.

Graduation Requirements

a growing Spirit–directed Christian experience a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.00 and fulfillment of hour and course requirements. Students are required to have a G.P.A. of at least 2.30 in course work directly related to their major completion of any required Field Education units completion of Career Development Workshops approval by the Board of Governors upon recommendation of the faculty

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Graduation Honours

Honours are granted to graduating degree candidates according to their cumulative grade point average as follows: 3.40 – 3.69 3.70 – 3.89 3.90 – 4.00

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude

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student life Student life

Community Building Events

Vision Statement

Every month Student Life hosts a community building event that encourages students, staff and faculty to spend time together.

The Student Life Department seeks to empower students to take ownership of their future, by creating a Christian community where students are challenged to grow, develop their character, identify their strengths and contribute to others. Mission Statement

Student Centre

The RMC Student Centre provides a lounge and reading area, table tennis, pool foosball tables, a small workout facility, microwave ovens, and the Pygmy Giraffe coffee shop.

Meeting the needs of students and enriching their growth. Values

Spiritual Vibrancy: Decision making must be biblically sound and prioritize the spiritual well-being of students and staff. Relational Security: Fostering an environment of respect, compassion, understanding, grace and encouragement. Teamwork: Unifying a team of students and staff that value the structure of the department, shared ownership, reliability, organization, mutual respect, individual contributions and recognition. Fun: Facilitating an atmosphere that attracts participation, enthusiasm and stimulates activity. Communication: Valuing integrity and openness. Community: Creating opportunities for self-discovery, learning from one another, transformation and accountability. Balance: Striving for a healthy lifestyle: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and financially.

Medical Care

Medical services are available through a number of clinics near the campus. The nearest hospital is Foothills Medical Centre. Health & Wellness Program

This program exists to see the Rocky Mountain College community engage in loving God with their heart, soul, mind and strength by actively pursuing health and wellness.

Student Government Personal Counselling

The Student Union and campus organizations provide opportunities for students to form friendships, contribute to community life, and develop leadership skills. The Student Union sponsors activities throughout the year that enrich the student experience and promote Christian community. The Student Union is also active in supporting special interest groups, spiritual formation events, and academic scholarships.

Rocky Mountain College assists students who request counselling assistance through referrals to area agencies and professions. The Calgary urban context provides extensive resources for individual or group assistance. The Student Life Department provides care, encouragement and additional support resources when needed. Career Development

Orientation Events

At the beginning of each semester, orientation events assist students in entering RMC campus life.

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RMC enjoys a partnership with the City of Calgary that provides career planning, workshops and support services as students seek employment during their student years, and after graduation. Field Education experiences help students develop hands–on


The Residence staff work with an elected Residence Council to build a positive residence community, and to sponsor social events and spiritual formation opportunities. Although the RMC Residence Program does not have suites available for married students and their families, off–campus housing is available. Off–Campus Housing

STUDENT SERVICES

The majority of RMC students live outside the Residence Program. To assist students who are seeking housing, the Student Life Department maintains a selection of online posts of available off–campus accommodation options, which is updated regularly. The campus is well served by public transit, including a CTrain (light rail transit) stop one block away.

THE ARTS Music

Participation in the following Music groups is open to all RMC students. skills that are so important in today’s job market. The extensive resources available in Calgary provide an expanded practical experience available only in an urban centre. RMC provides a growing collection of study materials to help students work through their options, as well as information about summer placement opportunities, career offerings, and educational opportunities. Email Accounts

Each student is provided with a personal email account which may be accessed on–campus from our computer labs in the Library or remotely through the Internet.

Choir & Orchestra

The Rocky Mountain College Choir & Orchestra is comprised of approximately 40 talented and committed students who perform a variety of musical works. Their concert ministry takes place in both local church settings and throughout Canada and the United States. To date, the Choir & Orchestra has recorded six CDs with the most recent title, “A cappella” winning the 2008 CGMA Choral Album of the Year Award. Participation in the RMC Choir & Orchestra requires registration in MUS138 in addition to payment of the outfit fee. Audition required.

RESIDENCE PROGRAM The Residence Program makes available apartment–style living within a five–minute walk to campus. Each suite is furnished with beds, desks, dressers or closet storage, kitchen table, chairs, and living room furniture. Students live in groups of three or four depending on the size of the suite. Fees vary, depending on the particular suite. Coin–operated laundry facilities are available in the facility. Priority is given to students who are enrolled for 9 or more credit hours per semester. Residence applications are processed upon receipt of the Residence Application and Deposit. (This deposit is refundable only until July 15 for the Fall semester, or November 15 for the Winter semester.) Rocky Mountain College 15


Chapel Worship teams

Each year at Rocky, a number of student–led Chapel Worship Teams are formed. These teams lead students, faculty and staff in inspiring worship during our campus Chapel Services. Audition required. Undivided

Undivided is a student vocal/instrumental performing and worship team that ministers through song and testimony. Their ministry has taken them to church, youth group and school settings, both locally and throughout Canada. Audition required.

Spiritual Formation Rocky Mountain College affirms that the development of the spiritual life is central to growth in knowledge and ministry. The creation of vibrant opportunities for spiritual growth is vital. Chapels are held twice each week. At certain times during the semester, special days of prayer and spiritual emphasis are held. The prayer room is available as a place of intercession, quiet meditation, and personal communion with God. Local Church Involvement

If you would like to participate in a Rocky Mountain College musical group, please contact the Music Department Assistant, at 403-284-5100 ext. 249 or music2@rockymountaincollege.ca for audition information.

Worship experiences at RMC are not intended to function as a substitute for involvement in a local church. It is expected that each student attend a local church.

The Playhouse North School of Theatre

Personal and/or Sexual Harassment Policy

If you want to pursue acting as a profession, The Playhouse North, a division of RMC, has the only Christian Conservatory training program in Canada.

Rocky Mountain College is committed to fostering a college environment where interpersonal relationships reflect the command of Jesus Christ to love one another. Consequently, the College recognizes its moral and legal responsibility to protect its students, staff and faculty from harassment and is committed to providing a learning and working environment for all persons that is free from harassment.

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

There are two mainstage productions produced in the Fall and in the Spring. Mainstage productions are cast from the second year performance class. If you would like more information on any theatre arts events or about the theatre arts intensive diploma program, contact David Vanden Enden, Theatre Arts Production Manager at The Playhouse North, 403-284-5100, ext. 228; info@playhousenorth.ca.

The college expects and requires employees and students to conduct themselves in a manner which promotes and protects the best interests and well–being of all members of the College community. Any college employee or student who subjects a student, employee, parent, college volunteer or supplier or guest, or any member of the public, to personal or sexual harassment or sexual assault may be subject to disciplinary action as is deemed appropriate, up to and including dismissal or termination. A complete copy of the College’s harassment policy is given to each student every year.

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FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Typical Costs — BASED ON 2009/10 FEES

Winter Term:

Typical tuition, fees and book costs for one year of full–time study at Rocky Mountain College are:

On or before end of Change of Registration..................................... 100% From end of Change of Registration to end of 4th week of classes.... 50% After 4th week of classes...................................................................... 0%

Tuition — 30 credits..........................................................$8,280 Student Union Fee.................................................................255 Books (may vary)...................................................................800 Other Fees: Transit Pass, Technology Fee.................................470

Winter or Spring Intersession: Before the end of the first day of a one–week course....................... 100% After the first day ................................................................................. 0% Private Lesson Fees

Total: Tuition, Fees, Books............................................ $9,805

Total: Tuition, Fees, Books, Residence........................ $11,980 These fees do not include food costs or extracurricular fees.

For the most up–to–date Finance and Fee information, check the RMC website at www.rockymountaincollege.ca

Payment of Accounts All college accounts must be paid in full by the first day of classes each semester. Students awaiting student loans, bursaries or scholarships must arrange personal interim financing until these funds are available. Fees and other charges that are incurred after the beginning of the semester are due immediately. Information concerning academic results of any student who has an overdue account to the College, including grades, graduation credentials or transcripts, shall be withheld until the account is paid in full. Any student who has an overdue account to the College will not be permitted to re–register until the debt is paid in full.

Private music lesson fees are only refundable prior to the second lesson since an instructor’s time has been committed for a full semester. The refund will be 75% of the total lesson fee. EDGE Fees

FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Residence — Standard Plan.................................................3,000

Students pay 100% of the annual EDGE fees when registering in their first semester. If the student withdraws from the EDGE during the Change of Registration period of the first semester he/she will receive a refund of 100% of the EDGE fees. If a student applies to withdraw from The EDGE program after the Change of Registration date, but before the end of the fourth week of classes, he/she will receive a 50% refund of his/her annual fee. A student who applies to withdraw from The EDGE program before the end of the Change of Registration period in his/her second semester, will be granted a refund of 40% of their annual fee. After that, no refund will be given. Residence Deposit and Fees

Refunds

When a student moves into Residence the student commits to live in Residence and the College commits to provide a place in Residence for the student from the beginning of the Fall semester through the end of the Winter semester.

Refund policies are outlined below. A credit balance resulting from a refund or fee adjustment is retained on the student account until the student completes the form, which releases the funds by cheque. There are no refunds for fees not listed below.

1. Applying Student — The Residence Reservation and Damage Deposit will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received in writing by July 15 for Fall semester and by November 15 for Winter semester.

Tuition Refund

2. Once a student is in the Residence program, and withdraws from the College according to academic policy, a refund of Residence fees is pro–rated on a monthly basis as per the Alberta Residential Tenancies Act. Written notice of one full calendar month is required.

A student withdrawing from a course or from the College must complete the appropriate withdrawal forms accessible from the Registrar. Refund of tuition is as follows: Fall Term: On or before end of Change of Registration..................................... 100% From end of Change of Registration to end of 4th week of classes.... 50% After 4th week of classes....................................................................... 0%

3. A student who wishes to withdraw from the Residence program but remain enroled for academic credit will not receive a refund of Residence fees. If a student withdraws Rocky Mountain College 17


from Residence during the semester the student forfeits the deposit and does not receive a refund of Residence fees. If a student withdraws from the Residence program before the beginning of the Winter semester, the student forfeits the Residence deposit.

Financial Assistance / Scholarships Rocky Mountain College participates in scholarship, financial assistance and campus employment programs to help students pay their educational expenses. Financial assistance should be considered as supplementary to the efforts of students and their families, rather than a replacement for those efforts. Rocky Mountain College is approved to accept Alexander Rutherford Scholarships by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and BC Passport to Education Awards by the BC Ministry of Education. Students must apply to these respective institutions. BC students need to complete the “Redemption form for students attending post–secondary institutions outside BC”. More information can be obtained at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/ awards/studentinfo.htm. Confirmation of enrolment at RMC will be required. Applications for RMC Entrance Scholarships and Awards are available from the Enrolment Office upon acceptance to the College.

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries for New Students All Rocky Mountain College entrance scholarships listed below are restricted to those who are enroling for 12 or more credit hours in the incoming Fall semester, and who have completed and returned the application materials in advance of the scholarship deadline — July 31. Scholarships dependent upon high school academic records will be awarded in August of the application year. Separate high school transcripts (copies permitted) must be submitted with each application. CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF WESTERN CANADA BURSARY ($3,000) Students who participate in churches or ministries of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and enrol in RMC’s EDGE program are eligible for a $3,000 grant to offset expenses. In addition, they will receive mentoring through participation in a local CBWC church in Calgary or south-central Alberta while completing their year at Rocky Mountain College. 1. Funds are available to anyone with experience in a CBWC church or who hopes to make their home in a CBWC church. 2. The funds are dispersed $1500 per semester directly to Rocky Mountain College. 3. The student is required enrol in the EDGE program at RMC and volunteer in a CBWC church for 10 hours a week for the 8 months of the program. 4. The students’ interests and passions and the needs of the community guide participation in the specific CBWC church.

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DAMKAR RURAL ENTRANCE BURSARY ($500) The donor wishes to assistance students who have a financial need with preference being given to students from a small town or rural community in Canada. Up to two awards are given per year for entering students (each of $500). Fall or Winter. 1. A student who is enrolled in 9 or more credit hours in either the Fall or Winter semester. 2. Financial need will be considered, therefore must compete a Financial Aid Form. EMC STUDENT BURSARY ($600) Students who regularly attend (one year prior to attending RMC) an Evangelical Missionary Church in Canada West are invited to apply for the EMC Bursary to receive $300 per semester (Fall and Winter only) for up to 8 semesters of attendance at Rocky Mountain College. 1. Submit the Bursary application to the RMC Student Finance Assistant for processing. 2. Must be registered in at least 9 credit hours in the semester. 3. Application is required each year. ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ($500) Given to assist students with significant academic ability who apply for admission to programs of two or more years of study. Up to 3 awards of $500 each are offered to high school graduates. Announced prior to the Fall semester with one half of the scholarship granted in each semester. 1. Apply to any program requiring 60 or more hours. 2. Have not taken more than 15 hours of post–secondary education prior to attending RMC. 3. Have a grade average (in the last two semesters of study) in the ‘A’ range. EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP ($500) Two scholarships of $500 each are offered to students who excel in fields such as athletics, music, theatre arts, public speaking, Christian ministry, etc. Announced prior to the Fall semester with one half granted in each semester. 1. Achieve 70% or higher in five grade 12 academic courses. 2. Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester at RMC. 3. Demonstrate growing Christian character and leadership ability with excellence in performance. 4. Maintain an acceptable academic and performance standard in each semester of study at RMC. FACULTY ENTRANCE AWARD ($500) Up to two awards are made available to students who show promise to make an outstanding contribution to the academic life, community life and ministry of RMC. Announced prior to enrolment in either the Fall or Winter semester. 1. Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in the Fall or Winter semester at RMC. 2. Complete the Award application as well as a Financial Aid application form. GERRY LEBSACK MEMORIAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP ($500) Two scholarships of $500 are awarded annually; one for theatre arts and one for music. 1. Demonstrate competency in theatre arts or music, and potential in one of these fields. 2. Not previously enrolled in an RMC program. 3. Maintain full-time status in each of Fall and Winter semesters. 4. Provide a letter of reference from a pastor or spiritual mentor


MINORITY GROUP ENTRANCE BURSARY (50% of tuition) This bursary is intended for those students who are from ethnic minority groups in North America and who have stated a desire to prepare for ministry to their people. Two bursaries may be awarded to cover 50% of tuition for the first 24 months of the program. 1. Must demonstrate financial need 2. Resident in Canada. 3. Not already in a program at RMC 4. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours in each of the Fall and Winter semesters. 5. A pastor/spiritual mentor’s reference is recommended. 6. A letter requesting this bursary should accompany or follow the application for admission, along with a Financial Aid application.

RMC EMERGING LEADERS ENTRANCE AWARDS (20 to 60% tuition) Intended to support students who are committed to pursuing careers in ministry, human services or music, and are recommended by a pastor or other referee regarding potential for intended career. 1. Enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for each semester. 2. Financial need is considered as is current and on-going responsibilities, ability to work, family situation and potential course load. 3. Recommendation of pastor or other referee regarding potential for intended career. 4. No application necessary, based on recommendations. RUSSELL SNYDER MUSIC ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP (1 cr. hr. private lesson tuition) Four scholarships are awarded annually — two vocal and two instrumental. Each scholarship provides for the cost of 1 credit hour of tuition and lesson fees for two semesters. 1. Must register in at least 12 credit hours at RMC in each semester. 2. Submit a recording of 2 or 3 pieces of music in different styles. 3. Submit a letter explaining how he/she would like to use his/her abilities in music. 4. Must submit 2 letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s aptitude and interest. RUSSELL SNYDER WRITING ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP ($300) A scholarship of $300 is awarded based on an essay of 1,000 to 2,000 words on the topic: How to Impact my Society as a Christian. 1. Must register in at least 12 credit hours at RMC in each semester. 2. Must submit 2 letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s aptitude in impacting non-Christian society. 3. The recipient will be selected on the basis of the quality of writing, evidence of spiritual insight and recommendation in the letters of reference. SAMUEL OLOYEDE ENTRANCE AWARD (cost of tuition) This award may be given to individuals from non-western countries who are not able to obtain a similar education in their own country or geographic area and who intend to return for ministry to their own country or to another non–western country. The scholarship is equal to the cost of tuition. Other fees, text books, living costs and other incidental expenses are the responsibility of the student.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP ($500) Up to two entrance scholarships of $500 are awarded to those actively participating in a volunteer ministry. 1. Have a combined average of 70% or higher in four core university-entrance subjects. 2. Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in the Fall or Winter semester at RMC. 3. Letter of reference from volunteer supervisor.

Scholarships From Other Sources • CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF WESTERN CANADA • FREE METHODIST CHURCH OF CANADA STUDENT BURSARIES

Students from Free Methodist churches may apply to receive

a tuition reduction sponsored through the Free Methodist Church in Canada.

• LOCAL CHURCHES

RMC is approved to accept: • ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD SCHOLARSHIPS (AB Heritage Scholarship Fund) • PASSPORT TO EDUCATION AWARDS (BC Ministry of Education)

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MISSIONS HERITAGE ENTRANCE BURSARY ($500) Up to two entrance scholarships of $500 are available to children of full–time missionaries. The decision will be based on ministry and educational goals, academic standing, involvement in Christian service and financial need. Fall or Winter. 1. Child of full–time missionaries. 2. Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in the Fall or Winter semester at RMC. 3. Letter of confirmation from the missions agency. 4. Letter of reference from pastor or mentor. 5. Complete Financial Aid application form.

1. The place of residence is a country deemed “non-western” by RMC. 2. Meets RMC’s normal entrance requirements. 3. Substantial leadership and academic potential as verified by references. 4. Education similar to that offered by RMC is not available in the person’s country or region. 5. The award is valid for one academic year with the student required to re-new the request every year.

Student Financial Aid Fund Limited student financial aid is available through RMC from funds donated for this purpose. Prior to each semester students may make application to the Financial Aid Committee for financial assistance. These grants are disbursed through the year and are based on need. In most cases, eligibility is limited to students enroled in 9 or more credit hours. Financial Aid for Returning Students Prior to each semester students may apply for financial aid. Awards are made consistent with financial need and the availability of funds from the following sources: • Anna Kromhoff Award • Ashton Huber Bursary • Child & Youth Care Association of Alberta Scholarship • Christian Writer’s Award • Colleen Archer (Sherick) Memorial Award • Dale Archer Memorial Scholarship • Damkar Rural Returning Student Bursary • Dean’s List Scholarship • Elizabeth Luft Award • Evangelical Missionary Church Missions Scholarship • Evangelical Missionary Church Pastoral Scholarship Rocky Mountain College 19


• Evangelical Missionary Church Student Bursary • Evangelical Missionary Church Women’s Ministries Bursaries • Feddersen Scholarship • Harmony Hills Music Scholarship • Janke CrossTraining Practicum Bursary • Janke Missions Scholarship • Jim Hooper Memorial Scholarship • Lyle Lewis Memorial Scholarship • Mennonite Foundation for Canada Spirit of Generosity Award • M. Joyce Prat Creative Writer’s Award • Neufeld Church Music Award • Peter and Gertrude Houtman Bursary • Reinhard & Olga Kadatz Awards • RMC Emerging Leaders Awards • Rose and Gilbert Feeg Music Scholarship • Russell Snyder Leadership Scholarships • Student Union Scholarship • Vern Schorr Ministerial Scholarship Employment oPPORTUNITIES ON–CAMPUS A limited number of students will be employed at Rocky Mountain College as cafe baristas, assistants in residence, library workers, office assistants, receptionists, and security. Residence assistant positions are filled in March of each year, and the other positions are filled as needed. Application should be made to the Cafe Manager, Director of Residence Life, Librarian, VP Academic, and Finance Assistant. Application forms are available on the RMC website and should be submitted with a copy of your resume and class schedule when available.

Employment OPPORTUNITIES OFF–CAMPUS There are three shopping malls a short distance from the College, including numerous restaurants and retail outlets. Public transportation provides access to the job opportunities in the downtown core in less than 30 minutes. A job board can be found on our website and inside the College. Both spaces advertise various fulltime, part-time, church, ministry and career opportunities. There are numerous jobs available for Rocky Mountain College students!

Student Loans Federal Government Student Loans

Students of Rocky Mountain College who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for Canada Student Loans and Provincial loans in some cases. Note the important information following: Websites and phone numbers for student loan information and online applications are listed by province and territory Loan applications should be submitted 10 weeks before the semester commencement to allow for loan processing Students enroled in all RMC programs may be eligible for loans, provided students are enroled in at least 9 credit hours of coursework per semester Be specific in naming the program in which you are enroled, that is, Certificate in Christian Discipleship or Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (do not use: Child and Youth Care as your program name as it will not be recognized as official) RMC Federal Institutional Code for Canada Student Loans: BPGS 

For information about Alberta or Canada Student Loans, visit: www.canlearn.ca Alberta Government Student Loans

Students may obtain information on student loans from the ASFB website, school guidance office, or RMC Student Services (available after June 1). A signature is not required on the bottom of page 2 of the application, as RMC is not designated a Private Vocational School. Codes required for Alberta Student Loan applications: 5241 Alberta Provincial Institution Code 536 Alberta Program Code for RMC Degree programs 571 Alberta Program Code for RMC Certificate/Diploma programs When Alberta Student Loans (online application) requests RMC program designation for 1 or 2 year Certificates/Diplomas choose Religion, for 3 or 4 year Degrees choose Theology. Alberta Students Finance Board Box 28000 Station M, Edmonton AB T5J 4R4 Website: www.alis.gov.ab.ca/studentsfinance/main.asp Phone: 1-800-222-6485 or 297-6344 (Calgary) BRITISH COLUMBIA

www.bcsap.bc.ca 1-800-561-1818 MANITOBA

www.studentaid.gov.mb.ca 1-800-204-1685 or 204-945-2313

NEW BRUNSWICK

www.studentaid.gnb.ca 1-800-667-5626 newfoundland

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nova scotia

www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca 1-800-565-8420 or 902-424-8420 ONTARIO

osap.gov.on.ca 1-807-343-7260 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

www.studentloan.pe.ca 1-902-368-4640 QUEBEC*

www.afe.gouv.qc.ca 1-888-345-4505 or 418-646-4505 SASKATCHEWAN

www.student-loans.sk.ca 1-800-597-8278 or 306-787-5620 www.nwtsfa.gov.nt.ca 1-800-661-0793 or 867-873-7190 nUNAVUT*

www.gov.nu.ca/education 1-877-860-0680

United States Citizens or Nationals studying at Rocky Mountain College are eligible to apply for the Stafford Loan Program, both subsidized and unsubsidized. Application is made to a private commercial lender in the student’s home state, a private non–profit agency, or the federal government. Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to the US Department of Education so that a standard needs assessment may be performed. Blank FAFSAs are available from RMC, the internet (www. fafsa.ed.gov), or financial aid offices at US colleges and universities. Rocky Mountain College requires a complete copy of the Student Aid report to complete the Stafford Loan Application. Parents may also apply for a PLUS loan. RMC’s OPE ID# is G30183 for loan applications.

YUKON

www.education.gov.yk.ca/advanceded 1-800-661-0408 ex. 5929 or 867-667-5929 *Note: Quebec, Northwest Territories and Nunavut operate their own student financial assistance programs. Students should contact their student financial assistance offices for further information.

For more information about potential student aid for American students, contact: 1-800-433-3243 (U.S. Department of Education) For a current list of websites for financial assistance and student loans, go to www.rockymountaincollege.ca and click on Financial Assistance > Student Loans / Aid.

FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

NorTHWEST TERRITORIES*

US Government student loans

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ACADEMIC PROGRAms 1 YEAR CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Christian Discipleship ..................................................................................... 23 Certificate in Christian Discipleship — The EDGE .............................................................. 24 2 YEAR DIPLOMAS: Diploma in Christian Leadership ......................................................................................... 25 Diploma in Global Studies ................................................................................................... 26 Diploma in Theatre Arts . ..................................................................................................... 28 3 YEAR Degree: Bachelor of Religious Studies . ............................................................................................ 30 4 YEAR Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Applied Behaviour Science Major................................................................................ 31 Child and Youth Care Major....................................................................................... 32 Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development Intercultural Studies Major.......................................................................................... 33 Intercultural Studies Major — TESOL Minor.................................................................. 34 Ministry Foundations Major (Degree Completion)......................................................... 35 Pastoral Leadership Major........................................................................................... 36 Theatre Arts Major...................................................................................................... 37 Youth Leadership Major.............................................................................................. 38 Bachelor of Arts in Music ..................................................................................................... 39 Bachelor of Arts in Theology Biblical Studies Major................................................................................................. 41 Christian Spirituality Major.......................................................................................... 42

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Certificate in christian discipleship 1 Year Program (30 credit hours)

Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: discover and build a personal spiritual life that brings students into intimate relationship with God discover and build strong Christian community among students and with college faculty and staff develop a Christian view of God’s Word, His Kingdom, the Christian faith, and the world around us discover their identity in Christ and develop a healthy self–awareness gain an understanding of issues and subjects which the student wants to explore 

The Certificate in Christian Discipleship is designed for those who want to learn more about God, to experience the unknown, and be stretched intellectually and spiritually. It’s your year! This program provides students with an overview of the Bible and the core teachings, an understanding of how to think and act Christianly, a clear perspective on what God is doing in the world and how they can be part of that, and an opportunity and the skills to connect in deeper ways with God. If you want to spend a year growing in your understanding of God, this is the program for you.

BBL100 CSP130 HTH180 ICS150 IDS100 IDS101

Introduction to the Bible (3) Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) Christian Mind (3) Global Christian Citizenship (3) Christian Faith & Practice I (3) Christian Faith & Practice II (3)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Course Requirements

Electives (12 credit hours) Elective courses are chosen by the student from a variety of first year elective courses recommended at the time of registration. You may choose courses that are of special interest to you.

Completion of this certificate qualifies as the first year of all RMC diploma and degree programs, except the Diploma in Theatre Arts. You can use this certificate as the first step in being equipped to serve God if He leads you to continue your training at RMC.

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CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP — THE EDGE 1 Year Program (30 credit hours)

The EDGE Certificate is an 8 month program designed for students who want to learn more about God, and also want to be taken to physical, intellectual, and spiritual limits. Through class work, group work, worship, ministry exposure, and adventure experiences, you will earn credit while learning about yourself, God, and your relationship with Him. As an EDGE student, you will register in the following courses: BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL2XX Biblical Studies Elective (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) MIN145 Ministry Formation I (3) MIN146 Ministry Formation II (3) Electives (3) Elective courses are chosen by the student from a variety of first year elective courses. You may choose courses that are of special interest to you. MIN145 and MIN146 Requirements As an EDGE student, you will receive 3 credits (graded on an evaluation of ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’) each semester for completing the following requirements: participation in at least 4 EDGE Experiences (see below) attend Chapel attend EDGE small group attend MIN145 and MIN146 Ministry Formation classes

Depending on which season Extreme EDGE is offered, activities may include: overnight camping, backpacking, rock/ice climbing, canoeing, biking, caving, skiing and more. Trained specialists and group gear are provided, however, you are responsible for clothing and sleeping gear. Inner EDGE

You will experience the world of the inner city, talk to people living on the street and see life from their perspective. You will catch a vision for how God loves and ministers to the homeless, the forgotten, the abused and the addicted. Future EDGE

You will live on a Native reserve and experience first–hand their unique culture. Students will learn to compare and contrast Aboriginal spirituality with their own Christian faith. Your team will be stretched as they organize ministry on the reserve. Possibilities may include a combination of an afterschool VBS program, sports program and involvement in a local school. Growing EDGE

You will take time to listen to God and distinguish His voice as you participate in a spiritual disciplines retreat at one of Alberta’s scenic retreat settings. In a deliberate slowness of pace, some of the disciplines might include: prayer, reflection, fasting, worship, solitude and journaling.

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EDGE EXPERIENCES The following are examples of Experiences offered to EDGE students. While many of those listed below may be offered, they are subject to change based on leadership qualifications, availability and student demand. Students will be asked to select 4 during registration week.

Cutting EDGE

You will explore what it means to share your faith in a way that is culturally sensitive. You will be equipped with practical skills and tools as you participate in hands–on scenarios. Then you will put it all into practice in the real world. Artistic EDGE

You will be challenged to give expression to the passions of the heart. You will develop skills in a variety of media and create a project. You will learn to appreciate the work of artists of various disciplines. Media may include a combination of: clay, paint, charcoal, pencil, music, photography, drama and others.

Extreme EDGE

You will overcome fear as you develop mind, body and spirit in the Rocky Mountains.

Leaders EDGE

You will be exposed to servant leadership and through discussion and practical application, develop skills in leading with a servant’s heart. You will put these principles into practice as your group plans, organizes and leads a weekend retreat. Global EDGE

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You will go to another culture and serve people, sharing the love of God. You will see God work in another language and be exposed to God’s love for the world. You will experience God at work in and through you. Projects may include a combination of: house building, eye glass clinic, water filtration systems, children’s program, worship team and others.


DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP 2 Year Program (60 credit hours) This diploma builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the first year program, allowing the student to spend some time exploring a choice of ministries. The diploma may be earned with concentrations in an area of professional interest. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. One unit is required in the second year of this program.

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (18 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3)

Professional Studies (15 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) Additional courses within a chosen concentration (12)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

General Arts (21 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: grow in understanding and application of scripture to life learn the principles and skills of life–long personal spiritual formation and growth advance in perception and use of natural ability and spiritual gifts and their relationship to one’s spiritual and vocational call from God and ministry in a local congregation establish intercultural contacts and friendships  

Career Path Options

This program is designed to develop strong volunteers for local church ministries. Future Education Possibilities

Graduates can use this diploma as the first two years towards a degree at RMC.

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DIPLOMA IN GLOBAL STUDIES 2 Year Intensive Program This diploma provides students with the biblical, theological, and Christian worldview foundation as well as essential understanding and skills for working crossculturally. In addition, students will receive job-ready training in one of several vocational areas that will equip them to serve as part of a team that is dealing with social or development issues, biblical literacy or evangelism. The program has a very practical element in that students will spend several months overseas doing ministry in a mentored situation. RMC has developed partnerships with other institutions to provide some of the vocational elements of this diploma. This is an intensive program which may involve additional courses to be completed during the summer between the first and second years or extra courses during one or more semesters, as well as the extended practicum in the second year. Profile of a Graduating Student

Course Requirements

A graduating student will: understand and be able to apply biblical principles to life situations learn the principles and skills of life-long personal spiritual growth develop an in-demand entry-level vocational skill be able to work crossculturally as part of a team

All students (except those in the Crosscultural Evangelism specialization) are required to take the following courses:

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Career Path Options

This program is intended to provide students with entry-level positions in crosscultural teams operating around the globe. Future Education Possibilities

Graduates can build on this diploma to complete a bachelor’s degree at RMC, although not all courses will fully transfer to all bachelor degree programs, or build on the vocational component to advanced levels. Program Specializations

Students in the diploma will specialize in one of the following areas: • English as a Second Language • Office Computer and Bookkeeping • Project Management • Crosscultural Evangelism • Global Child & Youth Care • International Community Development • Language Surveyor • Literacy Intern • Language Learner Note: Some of these specializations will be taken through other institutions including Mount Royal University, Canadian Institute of Linguistics at Trinity Western University, and Alberta Bible College. Students may be required to take these courses in the spring, summer and/or during the year. Some of these courses are available online while others are only available in person. Contact us for further details and options. 26 www.rockymountaincollege.ca

Biblical & Theological Studies (15 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) One of: BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3), or BBL220 Pentateuch (3), or BBL224 Psalms and Wisdom Literature (3) BBL250 Applied Hermenuetics in the Book of Romans (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) General Arts (18 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH276 World Religions (3) One of: HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3), or HTH287 History of Christianity 1 (3), or HTH288 History of Christianity II (3), or HTH272 Intro to World Civilizations (3), or IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (3) One of (depending on specialization): SSC193 Principles of Psychology (all except ESL and Global C&YC) (3) SSC197 Psychology for Global Child & Youth Care (C&YC) (3) LNG185 Basics of Grammar and Syntax (ESL) (3) Professional Studies (21 credit hours plus specialization courses) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) ICS151 Foundations of Global Studies (3) ICS250 Crosscultural Communication (3) ICS252 Theological Foundations for Global Studies (3) ICS253 Global Ministry Practices (3) ICS259 International Practicum in the area of Specialization (6) Electives (3 credit hours)


Program Specializations (credits vary)

English as a Second Language (ESL) (additional 15 credits) TESL Canada Level 1 course requirement transferred from an institution such as Alberta Bible College (12) ICS200 Calgary-based Intercultural Field Experience (in ESL) (3) Global Child & Youth Care (additional 9 credits) ICS155 Global Child & Youth Care Practices (3) ICS255 Global Child & Youth Care Issues (3) ICS200 Calgary-based Intercultural Field Experience (in Child & Youth Care) (3)

Office Computer & Bookkeeping (additional 12 credits) Office Computer and Bookkeeping Certificate from Mount Royal University (9) ICS200 Calgary-based Intercultural Field Experience (in Office Computing or Bookkeeping) (3) International Community Development (additional 6 credits) International Community Development Extension Certificate from Mount Royal University (6)

Language Surveyor (additional 15 credits) ICS356 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3) CanIL (Canadian Institute for Linguistics) Language Surveyor Certificate (12) Literacy Intern (additional 15 credits) ICS356 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3) CanIL (Canadian Institute for Linguistics) Literacy Intern Certificate (12) Crosscultural Evangelism This program has several unique requirements so the entire program is listed here. Biblical & Theological Studies (15 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) One of: BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3), or BBL220 Pentateuch (3), or BBL224 Psalms and Wisdom Literature (3) BBL330 Intercultural Biblical Study† (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Project Management (additional 6 credits) One of these programs from Mount Royal University: Project Management Extension Certificate, or Project Management Online Extension Certificate, or MGMT3269 Project Management Course (3) ICS200 Calgary-based International Field Experience (in Project Management) (3)

Language Learner (additional 15 credits) CanIL (Canadian Institute for Linguistics) Language Learner Certificate (12) ICS200 Calgary-based Intercultural Field Experience (in Language Learning) (3)

General Arts (18 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) HTH/SSC/LNG Electives (9) SSC355 Ethnography† (3) Professional Studies (additional 27 credits) MIN145 Ministry Formation I (3) MIN146 Ministry Formation II (3) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) ICS356 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3) ICS250 Crosscultural Communication† (3) ICS353 Urban Realities & Strategies† (3) ICS354 Global Ministry Practices & Disciplines† (3) ICS360 Calgary International Experience† (3) ICS460 Overseas Intercultural Practicum† (6) † Courses provided in partnership with CrossTraining.)

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PLAYHOUSE NORTH SCHOOL OF THEATRE DIPLOMA IN THEATRE ARTS 2 Year Program

The 2 year Acting Intensive Program is the only Christian faith–based, conservatory–style theatre program in Canada. At Playhouse North, we believe that three things are needed in order to become a successful, professional actor: talent, solid technique and personal character. More importantly, we believe that regardless of where you choose to implement your training — in the church, the mission field or the theatre — creative self–expression through the theatrical arts is a spiritual practice that has the ability to deeply connect us to God and to our audiences. Application to PLAYHOUSE NORTH school of theatre The application process to enrol in Playhouse North requires additional steps beyond the general admission requirements on page 6. Please contact the Production Manager (info@playhousenorth.ca) or (403) 284-5100 ext. 228 for information about these requirements. You may apply online or download the application material on our website, www.playhousenorth.ca. Please note: Annual cohorts are launched depending on sufficient enrolment. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: understand and apply basic principles and skills of life-long personal spiritual formation and growth have a grounded understanding of theatre by developing skills in critical analysis and the evolution of theatre from an historical perspective develop career-sustaining skills in acting, movement, ballet, Alexander, singing and stage combat through an intensive training experience gain practical experience through public performance have the necessary business knowledge and practical tools to build and sustain a career on the stage, in film and/or television  

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Career Path Options

This program is designed to prepare a student for a professional acting career in theatre, television or film as well as serving in a drama ministry in a church or para–church agency. Future Education Possibilities

With this diploma, you will be eligible to: 1. Complete a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development, with a major in Theatre Arts at RMC. See page 36. 2. Audition for the BMPA applied degree program at Red Deer College. 3. Audition for the mentorship program at Rosebud School of the Arts

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First Year Curriculum:

Second Year Curriculum:

Spiritual Formation I The students will explore the scriptures in the Old and New Testament, investigate Christian theology and Christian ethics, and be guided in the practice of Christian spiritual formation. Participation in the chapel will be part of this experience.

Spiritual Formation II The student will explore more deeply into biblical and theological studies, with continued formation in the praxis of faith and ministry. A major part of this learning experience will be to develop the relationship between Christian faith and the Arts.

Acting Technique I Exploration of different acting techniques and introductory work in the Meisner Technique, focusing on the elements of point of view, entrance, activity and relationship.

Acting Technique III Continuation of work on Meisner with focus on character.

Ballet I Instruction focuses on correcting posture and freeing the body for stage presence.

Movement Discovery of full range of body movement while freeing up physical inhibitions. Prepare the body for use as a dramatic instrument. Vocal Production I Study of singing technique specific to actors. Includes relaxation, preparation and introduction to song preparation.

Voice & Speech III Concentration on the voice and heightened text as well as work in phonetics. Professional Studies Career sustaining skills in the area of audition and a professional career in the world of theatre and film. Ballet II Preparation of the body as an expressive instrument with the addition of more dramatic elements.

Technical Theatre A hands–on journey through the world of technical theatre.

Vocal Production II Continued work with preparation and interpretation as well as adding the elements of character, style, and solo performance.

History & Analysis A general survey of theatre from Greek to present through an investigation of plays from various periods.

Film Studies I An introduction to the basics of film and television acting.

Acting Technique II Building on the Meisner Technique while working on elements of Preparation and Location.

Dance & Style The basic principles of Jazz as well as other dance styles.

Voice & Speech II A continuation of the principles learned in Voice and Speech I.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Voice and Speech I An introduction to vocal practice that includes breath, connection, resonation and articulation.

Stage Combat Skills learned in stage combat include unarmed combat and fencing.

Rehearsal & Performance I & II Combination of training under the direction and guidance of a director resulting in a public performance. Acting Technique IV Work in scene study and text analysis, exploring monologues, classical text and group work. Alexander Technique Group and individual training in this specialized field, with special attention to problems of posture, relaxation, and preparation as it relates to the actor. Performance Creation An exploration of various creation techniques and mediums. Rehearsal Lab I & II A rehearsal aid to guide students to a deeper understanding of performance principles. Rocky Mountain College 29


BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3 Year Degree Program (90 credit hours)

This 3 year degree program is intended for individuals 25 years of age or older who have a career and sense God’s call to Christian ministry, or who wish to establish a foundation of Bible and theology on which to build a lay ministry. This degree permits students to choose from a range of study options to suit their own needs. Students may choose to complete a practicum in their last year of study. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. Two units are required — one in the second year and one in the third year of the program. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: demonstrate an overall knowledge of the Bible and its background articulate and support one’s personal understanding of foundational biblical doctrines demonstrate commitment to communicating the gospel of Christ through personal discipleship and sharing their faith possess a wholesome personal view of self and the world understand the sense of vocational call and direction from God for a life of professional ministry in congregational and para–church settings 

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (30 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL3xx/4xx Biblical Electives (6) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Electives (6) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) General Arts (38 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTHxxx Church History Electives (6) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) LNG283 Elementary New Testament Greek I (4) LNG284 Elementary New Testament Greek II (4) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) General Arts Elective (3)

Career Path Options

Depending upon a person’s maturity and life / ministry experience, graduates with this degree may be prepared for full– time pastoral ministry or work with a para–church organization. Future Education Possibilities

This degree may also lead to admission into various seminaries in Canada and the U.S. If students plan to go to a seminary after this degree, consult with that institution so they can arrange their studies at RMC to meet the seminary’s entrance requirements.

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Professional Studies (15 credit hours) (EDM, ICS, MIN, MUS, SSC) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) Courses at the 300 & 400 levels in one or two areas as a concentration (12) ­ Electives (7 credit hours)


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN SERVICES Applied Behaviour Science Major 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

This major combines studies in the Bible and theology with psychology, sociology, counselling and related disciplines. Students will also learn foundational clinical skills for working with individuals and groups.

fields. Graduate admissions are highly competitive, requiring an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Biblical & Theological Studies (30 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3)

Practicum (6 academic credits)

In the fourth year of study, a 600 hour practicum is completed in a Calgary human services agency. Under supervision, the student participates in the day–to–day work of the agency, developing valuable skills in the human services profession. The student is charged for these academic credits. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: increase knowledge of the scriptures and of the theory and practice of ministry integrate principles of psychology and counselling with Christian thought and practice understand the principles of psychology which form the theoretical foundation for the practice of counselling develop individual and group counselling skills for use in human services work environments identify the necessity of receiving supervision, continuing education, and making referrals value and facilitate ethical human services practices 

Career Path Possibilities

Students who have completed this degree are well prepared for entry level positions in a wide range of human service agencies. Currently, graduates of this program are working with youth, adults, and families in a variety of clinical and educational settings: group homes, treatment centres, community youth services, correctional services, mental health support services, addiction treatment agencies, women’s shelters, counselling agencies, and church staff positions.

General Arts (36 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) SSC284 Social Science Research (3) SSC293 Developmental Psychology (3) SSC295 Abnormal Psychology (3) General Arts Elective (3)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Two Field Education experiences are required for graduation, one in the second year and one in the third year of the program. The student is not charged tuition for Field Education units. Field education takes place in agencies and schools in Calgary. Both Field Labs must be completed before practicum can begin.

Course Requirements

Professional Studies (39 credit hours) SSC330 Theoretical Approaches in Human Services (3) SSC340 Skills & Techniques in Human Services (3) SSC382 Community Based Interventions (3) SSC384 Substance Abuse & Related Health Issues (3) SSC392 Working with Children & Adolescents (3) SSC399 Intervening With Families (3) SSC495 Senior Research Project (3) SSC496 Advance Practice (3) SSC497 Working with Groups (3) SSC499 Human Services Practicum (6) SSCxxx Social Science Electives (6) Electives (15 credit hours)

Future Education Possibilities

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN SERVICES Child and Youth Care Major 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

Child and youth care counsellors provide support services to at–risk children, youth, and their families through a broad range of social service agencies. This major combines studies in Bible and theology with courses that prepare graduates for positions in group homes, treatment centres, youth centres, therapeutic foster care programs, community based programs, and family support programs. Knowledgeable and skilled graduates in this field are in demand across Canada and the United States. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. One unit of Field Education is required in the second year of the program. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and the ability to integrate its principles with the relevant knowledge and theories from the social sciences and apply those principles in both personal and professional aspects of life develop a foundational knowledge base in psychology and counselling build understandings in assessment, prevention, intervention, and support services integrate this knowledge base with best practices in child and youth care expand service delivery skills through participation in significant practicum placements in Calgary–area agencies 

Career Path Possibilities

Graduates will take positions in community agencies, social service agencies, child care programs, and churches. Future Education Possibilities

Those who achieve at a high academic level may use this degree to enter a graduate degree program in child and youth care studies.

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Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (30 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3) General Arts (36 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) SSC284 Social Science Research (3) SSC293 Developmental Psychology (3) SSC298 Adolescent Psychology (3) SSC383 Canadian Aboriginal Cultures (3) Professional Studies (42 credit hours) SSC282 Social, Environmental & Disabling Issues in Development (3) SSC285 Professional Foundations in Child & Youth Care (3) SSC330 Theoretical Approaches in Human Services (3) SSC340 Skills & Techniques in Human Services (3) SSC382 Community Based Interventions (3) SSC384 Substance Abuse & Related Health Issues (3) SSC392 Working with Children & Adolescents (3) SSC399 Intervening with Families (3) SSC480 Assessment & Treatment Milieu (3) SSC481 Treatment Planning & Interventions (3) SSC496 Advanced Practice (3) SSC497 Working with Groups (3) SSC389 Child & Youth Care Practicum I (3) SSC489 Child & Youth Care Practicum II (3) Electives (12 credit hours)


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Intercultural Studies Major 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

Current generations increasingly see themselves as global citizens. They are aware of global needs and see that they can have a global impact. God has a mission for the world, and He has invited each of us to be a part of it. Whether it is domestic or international ministry you are interested in, working with people of other cultures is becoming a necessary life skill. Along with a strong academic emphasis, the Intercultural Studies major is committed to offering the student unique experiential and practical training. One of the semesters will be spent on an international internship. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: understand God’s mission for the world and how they can be a part of it possess a growing passion to share Jesus Christ through word and deed articulate a Biblical worldview that enables them to live and minister effectively in a cross-cultural environment possess an understanding of the opportunities and agencies they can minister in and through possess a network of people ministering around the world have developed practical skills in the areas they want to serve in cross-culturally 

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Career Path Options

This major prepares graduates for intercultural ministry within North America or beyond. This degree will also help people work in para–church organizations and social agencies who work interculturally in areas of relief, community development, immigration, or international student outreach. Future Education Possibilities

This degree program will provide students with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

Biblical & Theological Studies (33 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL330 Intercultural Biblical Study† (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3) General Arts (36 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH276 World Religions (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTH287 History of Christianity I (3) HTH288 History of Christianity II (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) SSC355 Ethnography† (3)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

As well as the strong experiential component in the third year (CrossTraining year) of the program, students will be required to complete one unit of Field Education with a crosscultural focus prior to the CrossTraining year.

Course Requirements

Professional Studies (36 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) ICS250 Crosscultural Communication† (3) ICS252 Theological Foundations for Global Studies (3) ICS253 Global Ministry Practices (3) ICS353 Urban Realities & Strategies† (3) ICS354 Global Ministry Methods & Disciplines† (3) ICS356 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3) ICS360 Calgary Intercultural Experience† (3) ICS450 Issues & Trends in Global Ministry (3) ICS460 Overseas Intercultural Practicum† (6) One of: MIN232 Homiletics I (3), or EDM270/370 Youth Communications I/II (3) Electives

(15 credit hours) (one 3-credit modern language course recommended)

†Courses provided in partnership with CrossTraining

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Intercultural Studies Major — TESOL Minor 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

The Intercultural Studies program at Rocky Mountain College is designed to provide students with the experience, knowledge and skills needed to impact people of other cultures for Christ through being equipped to teach English as a second language. The program includes earning a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate through an agreement with Alberta Bible College in Calgary. This program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to teach English as a professional. The program is designed according to international TESOL standards and is recognized by TESL Canada. Students completing the full program will be eligible to apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Certificate: Standard One [Interim]. Upon completion of 1,000 hours of teaching adults in ESL (English as a Second Language) or EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students will be able to apply for a permanent certificate. One of the semesters will be spent on an international internship. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

As well as the strong experiential component in the third year (CrossTraining year) of the program, students will be required to complete one unit of Field Education with a crosscultural focus prior to the CrossTraining year. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: understand God’s mission for the world and how they can be a part of it possess a growing passion to share Jesus Christ through word and deed articulate a Biblical worldview that enables them to live and minister effectively in a cross-cultural environment possess an understanding of the opportunities and agencies they can minister in and through possess a network of people ministering around the world be equipped to teach English as a Second Language 

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Career Path Options

This major prepares graduates for intercultural ministry within North America or beyond. This degree will also help people work in para–church organizations and social agencies who work interculturally or as an English teacher in areas of relief, community development, immigration, or international student outreach.

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (33 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL330 Intercultural Biblical Study† (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3) General Arts (36 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH276 World Religions (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTH287 History of Christianity I (3) HTH288 History of Christianity II (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) SSC355 Ethnography† (3) Professional Studies (45 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) ICS250 Crosscultural Communication† (3) ICS252 Theological Foundations for Global Studies (3) ICS253 Global Ministry Practices (3) ICS353 Urban Realities & Strategies† (3) ICS354 Global Ministry Methods & Disciplines† (3) ICS356 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3) ICS450 Issues & Trends in Global Ministry (3) ICS460 Overseas Intercultural Practicum† (6) One of: MIN232 Homiletics I (3), or EDM270/370 Youth Communications I/II (3) ABCP233 Materials & Methods of TESOL I** ABCG223 Principles of Language Teaching & Learning** ABCG224 Intro to Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition** ABCP224 TESOL Practicum (Practice Teaching)**

Future Education Possibilities

Electives

This degree program will provide students with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

†Courses provided in partnership with CrossTraining **Alberta Bible College Transfer Credits

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Ministry Foundations Major Degree Completion Program (60 credit hours + up to 60 transfer credits)

This program description is based on transfer credit of 60 credits from a 2-year diploma from another educational institution. If a minimum of 36 General Arts credits from a spectrum of General Arts is not presented, then the student will be required to take extra General Arts credits which may be in addition to the 60 Rocky Mountain College credits required for this program.

Course Requirements

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. Two units are required.

Concentration (18 credit hours) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) Plus five courses in one or two areas of the Professional Studies curriculum as a chosen concentration.

Profile of a Graduating Student

Electives (6 credit hours) Five courses in Professional Studies or electives must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

The Ministry Foundations Major provides opportunity for individuals who have established professional credentials in another field to build expertise in Bible and theology and application of Christian faith to personal and ministry life and practice.

A graduating student will: demonstrate a grounding in the Bible and its background, and commitment to a lifetime of study articulate and support a personal understanding of major biblical doctrines understand and exemplify Christian growth and maturity in personal, congregational, and professional life settings advance in perception and use of natural ability and spiritual gifts and their relationship to one’s vocation and ministry

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Biblical/Theological Studies (36 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL3/4xx Biblical Studies Electives (6) CSP2xx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) CSP3xx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3)

Future Education Possibilities

This degree program provides the student with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Pastoral Leadership Major 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

The goal of this program is to give students the opportunity to develop a foundation of theological and practical knowledge and experience essential to general pastoral ministry: leadership, administration, preaching, pastoral care and counselling, the personal and professional life of a pastor. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Field Education is an integral part of this program providing students with first-hand ministry experience. Pastoral Majors are require to complete 2 Field Education units during the second and third years of their program. One of the units must be church-based and related to pastoral ministry, served in conjunction with MIN222 Field Education Seminar. This seminar (1 credit hour), offers opportunity for communication, debriefing and skill development with the Program Advisor. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: give evidence of suitable character with respect to the pastoral office, in particular, demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit give evidence of ministry passion, gifting, and relational skills demonstrate realistic understanding of the personal and professional life of a pastor acquire evident personal knowledge of leadership principles and practices demonstrate a strong grounding in general Bible knowledge and in the historic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the Bible demonstrate skills in the interpretation, application, and communication of biblical truth articulate and support a personal understanding of major Christian doctrines be equipped to engage in fruitful dialogue with those of differing worldviews demonstrate both, an understanding of Canada’s multicultural reality, and a personal commitment to evangelism in Canada and internationally 

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (36 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL3xx Biblical Studies Elective (NT) (3) BBL3xx Biblical Studies Elective (OT) (3) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3) General Arts (41 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTH287 History of Christianity I (3) HTH288 History of Christianity II (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) LNG283 Elementary New Testament Greek I (4) LNG284 Elementary New Testament Greek II (4) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) SSC2xx/3xx Social Science Elective (3)

Career Path Options

Most often, this major is a graduate’s first step towards work in an associate or senior pastor role in a local church setting. Future Education Possibilities

This degree program will provide students with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

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Professional Studies (31 credit hours) EDM265 Foundations of Christian Education (3) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) MIN222 Field Education Seminar (1) MIN232 Homiletics I (3) MIN330 Pastoral Ministry (3) MIN333 Leadership Practices (3) MIN342 Homiletics II (3) MIN345 Theological Foundations for Ministry (3) MIN431 Pastoral Care (3) MIN440 Christian Ministry Practicum (3) Electives

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Theatre Arts Degree Completion Program (60 credit hours + up to 60 transfer credits) (Based on 60 transfer credits from RMC’s 2-year Diploma in Theatre Arts) (At least 15 credit hours must be at 300 – 400 level) This program is designed to provide a graduate of Playhouse North with a deeper and broader understanding of biblical, theological, general arts and leadership studies. The program enables students to build on their strong professional training provided in the Diploma in Theatre Arts in order to develop a biblical worldview and leadership skills.

Career Path Options

Graduates will be prepared to pursue a career in acting or drama ministry. Future Education Possibilities

This degree will provide students with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

Biblical & Theological Studies (27 credit hours)  BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL3xx Biblical Studies Elective (3) BBL4xx Biblical Studies Elective (3) CSP2xx/3xx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Course Requirements

Field Education

Theatre Arts majors engage in numerous theatrical performance opportunities throughout their Theatre Arts Diploma program. These activities will fulfil the Field Education requirements. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: understand and have an appreciation for the central doctrines of the Christian faith and an ability to articulate them clearly demonstrate a grounding in the Bible and its background, and commitment to a lifetime of study articulate and support a personal understanding of major biblical doctrines understand and exemplify Christian growth and maturity in personal, and professional life settings integrate a biblical worldview with professional drama skills be able to give leadership in a theatre arts ministry 

General Arts (27 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) Two of: HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH287 History of Christianity I (3) HTH288 History of Christianity II (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) Professional Studies (3 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3)

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Electives

(3 credit hours)

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Youth Leadership Major 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

This major is designed to prepare the student to disciple and nurture young people in the 21st century. A student will learn how to meet the needs of junior and senior high students in a church, camp or other ministry setting. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. Two units are required prior to entering a practicum. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: understand and have an appreciation for the central doctrines of the Christian faith and an ability to articulate them clearly sense the urgency of the biblical imperative to disciple youth leaders, parents and teenagers in their relationship with Jesus formulate a biblical philosophy of youth ministry enabling the student to critically evaluate and apply various models of youth ministry as required acquire an understanding of biblical education which can be adapted to the needs and characteristics of adolescents within the changing North American subculture exhibit effective formal and informal communication skills with adolescents exercise counselling skills related to the specific needs of youth and parents within our current culture

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (42 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL311 Luke/Acts (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL317 Old Testament Theology (3) BBLxxx Biblical Electives (6) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THOxxx Theology Elective (3)

General Arts (36 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTHxxx Church History Electives (6) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3) SSC297 Youth Culture (3) SSC298 Adolescent Psychology (3)

Graduates will be prepared to serve as full–time youth pastors in a local church, with para–church organizations such as Youth for Christ, Young Life, Campus Crusade for Christ, or Camping ministries.

Professional Studies (24 credit hours) EDM265 Foundations of Christian Education (3) EDM270 Youth Communications I (3) EDM364 Foundations of Youth Ministry (3) EDM370 Youth Communications II (3) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) MIN343 Youth Ministry Practices (3) SSC380 Counselling Youth (3) EDM467 Youth Ministry Practicum (3)

Future Education Possibilities

Electives

Career Path Options

This degree will provide students with a foundation for graduate studies in various Christian fields.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC Church Music, Performance or Contemporary Music 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music program develops excellence in musicianship and leadership with an emphasis on theoretical, experiential and practical learning. It is designed to provide students with skills that can be applied in either a professional music or church music setting. Application to THE Music Program In addition to the General Admission Requirements and process (see page 6), students interested in the Music program must audition and submit a Music application package. Contact the Music Department for entrance/audition requirements at music2@ rockymountaincollege.ca or (403) 284-5100 ext. 249. You may apply online or download the application material on our website, www.rockymountaincollege.ca. Career Path Options

Music majors will take a common first year program and declare one of three areas of specialization, with departmental approval, prior to the beginning of their second year: Church Music Performance Contemporary Music (open to acoustic/electric guitars, keyboard, piano, saxophone, drum, electric/upright bass, and vocal majors only)

This degree can lead to employment as a minister of music, a professional musician, a private music teacher or a missionary in a music–related position.

Field Education

Course Requirements

Music majors engage in numerous performance opportunities as an individual or as a member of large and small group ensembles throughout their degree program. These activities will fulfill the Field Education requirement.

Biblical / Theological Studies (30 credit hours) BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBLxxx Biblical Electives (6) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THOxxx Theology Elective (3) BBL/CSP/THOxxx Elective (3)

Future Education Possibilities

Practicum

All music majors will participate in a practicum experience. Performance and Contemporary majors fulfill this requirement through a Junior and Senior recital. Church music majors will fulfill this requirement through a 200 hour church assignment in consultation with the Field Education Advisor and the Director of Music. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will be able to: give evidence of increasing knowledge of the Bible and theology articulate a Biblical philosophy of music within the local church plan a comprehensive program of music for both secular and church settings lead and perform with appropriate confidence and competence understand and perform the responsibilities of a professional musician understand leadership styles 

This degree program will provide students with a foundation for graduate studies in music.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Common First Year

General Arts (24 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Professional Studies (3 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3)

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Music Studies: Core Music Courses (31 credit hours) MUS131–135 Private Lessons (1) x 2 semesters) (2)** MUS198 Contemporary Theory (3) MUS223 Musicianship I (1) MUS224 Musicianship II (1) MUS238 Music & Worship (3) MUS293 Music Theory I (3) MUS294 Music Theory II (3) MUS395 Music History I (3) MUS396 Music History II (3) MUS397 Music History III (3) MUSxxx Large Group Ensemble (Choir /Orchestra) (1) x 6 semesters (6) Electives (6 credit hours) (may be music or non-music electives) ** Students entering the Music program who already know that they will choose the Performance or Contemporary specializations at the beginning of their second year, are strongly encouraged to take MUS231–235 Private Lessons (2) instead of MUS131–135 Private Lessons (1) during each semester of their first year. The additional 2 credit hours may be counted as Music Electives. Additional Requirements

All Music majors must participate in a Large Group Ensemble (i.e. MUS138 Choir & Orchestra) each semester. Music majors (BAMUs) registered in MUS138 Choir & Orchestra are required to take private music lessons, either through RMC or privately. Music majors who are orchestra members must take private lessons on their orchestral instrument. (Note: Piano majors may elect to take the accompanying courses MUS271 (1) and MUS371 (1) in lieu of a maximum of 2 credit hours of Large Group Ensemble). Music majors must pass a piano proficiency test by the end of the second year. See the Music Department for details. If a student does not have a sufficient background in piano upon admission to the program, it is recommended that the student register for MUS126 Piano Class or private lessons in piano until the piano proficiency requirement is fulfilled. (These piano lesson credits may be used as music electives.) All students applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Music program are required to pass a diagnostic theory placement test. Students who are unable to fulfill this requirement must register in MUS197 Rudiments of Music Theory. This course is not considered a Core Music course, but may be counted in the Music Elective category. Music majors are required to attend two Music Department– sponsored, on–campus recitals or concerts per semester. See the Music Department for further details. Music majors must obtain a minimum of a C grade in each performance–based music course or repeat the course to obtain course credit. (Performance–based courses: MUS131–138/231–235/239/271/321/337/339/371/381/385/ 398/421/437/485/498.) Music majors must obtain a 2.30 GPA in all other music courses both before admission to third year and prior to graduation.

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In addition to the Core Music courses listed on the previous page, Music majors are required to take the following courses, according to the area of specialization selected at the beginning of the second year: Music Specializations (26 credit hours) Church Music MUS131-135 MUS239 MUS339 MUS391 MUS392 MUS393 MUS394 MUS492 MUS499 MUSxxx MUSxxx Performance MUS231–235 MUS324 MUS239 MUS271/371 or MUS321/421 MUS398 MUS498 One of: MUS495 MUS496 MUS497 MUSxxx MUSxxx

Private Lessons (1) x 6 semesters (6) Conducting I (2) Conducting II (2) Arranging (2) Introduction to Music Technology (2) Modern Band (2) Orchestration (2) Songwriting (2) Music Practicum (2) Large Group Ensemble (2) Music Electives (2) Private Lessons (2) x 6 semesters (12) Advanced Musicianship (1) Conducting I (2) Accompanying I/II (2) Chamber Music I/II (2) (MUS421 Chamber Music II OR MUS422 Opera Workshop) Junior Recital (1) Senior Recital (1) Vocal Pedagogy (2), or Piano Pedagogy (2), or Orchestral Instrument Pedagogy (2) Large Group Ensemble (2) Music Electives (3)

Contemporary Music MUS231–235 Private Lessons (2) x 6 semesters (12) MUS324 Advanced Musicianship (1) MUS337-437 Performance Lab I/II (2) MUS381 Improvisation (2) MUS391 Arranging (2) MUS392 Introduction to Music Technology (2) MUS492 Songwriting (2) MUS494 The Music Business (1) MUS499 Music Practicum (2) or MUS385/485 Third Year Concert/Graduation Concert (2)


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY Biblical Studies Major 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours) The Biblical Studies major is designed to provide a good foundation in the Christian scriptures, including matters of historical context, literary genre, distinctive themes, and interpretive strategies. Attention is given to relating the study of the Bible to Christian theology and Church history, as well as to the broad range of human experience and thought. The goal throughout is to help students integrate learning with personal faith and life. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Profile of a Graduating Student:

Graduating students with a major in Biblical Studies will: have a good foundational knowledge of the Old and New Testaments which includes: – knowledge of the general storyline of the Bible; – appreciation for the unique genres in the Bible, together with familiarization with the distinctive contents of biblical books from each genre; – comprehension of the distinctive character and primary features of nascent Christianity as reflected in the New Testament; – skill in the practice of biblical interpretation together with knowledge of the principal issues in the history of scriptural study. have developed skills and interests of a life–long scholar, such as: – critical thinking, including the ability to understand, evaluate and explain various points of view; – the ability to do research; – demonstrated facility in writing in a clear, logical and organized manner; – an appetite for the reading of scholarly works related to biblical studies. have begun to integrate knowledge of the Bible with: – matters of Christian theology and church history; – the broad range of human thought and practice reflected in the study of human history, religion, philosophy, culture and literature. have gained a firm sense of Christian identity and vocation. 

Career Path Options

This major provides a preliminary basis for a variety of Christian ministries, including pastor, Bible teacher, or missionary. In other cases, students will find that this degree major furnishes them with an excellent Christian foundation prior to career training in another field. Students who wish to prepare for full–time Christian ministry with a particular denomination or organization will need to seek information regarding specific ministry preparation requirements.

A degree in this major will allow many graduates to pursue further studies in Bible, theology, or related subjects at a seminary or graduate school. Course Requirements

Biblical Studies (40 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL220 Pentateuch (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL412 Gospel of John (3) BBL414 Greek Exegesis (3) BBL417 New Testament Backgrounds (3) BBL418 Research in Biblical Studies (4) BBLxxx Biblical Electives (minimum of 6 credits in Old Testament) (12) Theological Studies (15 credit hours)  CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSPxxx Christian Spirituality Elective (3) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) THO300 Salvation & Sanctification (3)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. Two units are required — one in the second year and one in the third year of the program.

Future Education Possibilities

General Arts (41 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTH287 History of Christianity I (3) HTH288 History of Christianity II (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) LNG283 Elementary New Testament Greek I (4) LNG284 Elementary New Testament Greek II (4) LNG383 Intermediate Greek (3) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) Professional Studies (3 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3) Electives (21 credit hours)

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY Christian Spirituality Major (formerly Spiritual Theology) 4 Year Degree Program (120 credit hours) The Christian Spirituality Major is composed of core courses in Bible and theology, Christian spirituality, general arts and history and thought. Students will receive instruction in the spiritual classics, devotional life, stories of the “saints” in Christian tradition and the practice of “holy habits” as developed in the spiritual disciplines. Field Education (1 unit = 100 hours of experience)

Field Education requirements ensure practical experience in the student’s area of study. Field Education units do not have academic credit value but are required for graduation. Tuition is not charged for Field Education units. Two units are required — one in the second year and one in the third year of the program. Profile of a Graduating Student

A graduating student will: acquire an understanding of the content and movements within the story of Scripture articulate the development of spiritual formation and Christian spirituality as experienced in Christian tradition be familiar with the central doctrines of the Christian faith, in respect to personal and corporate spiritual growth be grounded in the practices of prayer, spiritual disciplines and the devotional classics value the role of story in narrative spirituality appreciate the integration of prayer and daily living, for oneself and in the experience of another desire to nurture a lifelong journey of being a learner contribute to the ministry of Christian spirituality in the church. 

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (30 credit hours)  BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3) BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3) BBL224 Psalms & Wisdom Literature (3) BBL310 Biblical Hermeneutics (3) BBL314 Pauline Epistles I (3) BBL417 New Testament Backgrounds (3) BBL/THOxxx Biblical Studies/Theology Electives (6) IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3) THO200 History of Christian Theology (3) General Arts (38 credit hours) HTH180 Christian Mind (3) HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3) HTH274 Leadership Principles (3) HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3) HTH287 History of Christianity I (3) HTH288 History of Christianity II (3) IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3) LNG180 Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) LNG283 Elementary New Testament Greek I † (4) LNG284 Elementary New Testament Greek II † (4) SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3) One of: SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3), or SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

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Professional Studies (3 credit hours) ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3)

This major is designed to enhance the scope of ministry experience having been exposed to the nature of soul care, the place of spiritual direction in pastoral care and the biblical and theological foundations relevant to these disciplines.

Christian Spirituality (31 credit hours) CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) CSP230 Theological Foundations of Christian Spirituality (3) CSP231 Practice of Prayer (3) CSP330 Directed Prayer Retreat (3) CSP331 Christian Mystics (3) CSP333 Journeys of Women in Christian Tradition (3) CSP336 Introduction to Spiritual Direction (3) CSP437 Christian Spirituality Thesis (4) CSP3xx Christian Spirituality Electives (6)

Future Education Possibilities

Electives

The Christian Spirituality degree provides an excellent foundation for students desiring to pursue postgraduate study programs in a seminary or university environment.

†Language requirement of 8 credit hours may be negotiated with the Christian Spirituality program director, which is dependent upon the academic future direction of the individual student in the program.

Career Path Options

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Note: The number of credits is indicated by the number in the brackets after the course title.

Biblical Studies BBL100 — Introduction to the Bible (3) An introduction to the Christian Bible that provides students with a knowledge of: the storyline or principal events in the Old and New Testaments (together with a timeline); distinctive features of the various literary genres within the Bible; the historical contexts of biblical events and writings; central theological themes; the historical formation of the Christian canon; and Christian views regarding the inspiration of the Bible. BBL211 — Synoptic Gospels (3) An examination of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as portrayed in the three synoptic gospels: Mark, Matthew and Luke. During this course the student will develop skills in the interpreting of early Christian literature. Some attention will be given to the recent searches for the historical Jesus. Prerequisite: BBL100. BBL215 — General Epistles (3) The New Testament epistles, James, the two letters of Peter, the three letters of John, and the book of Jude, will be studied to explore the theology of the non–Pauline writers and to develop skill in the hermeneutics of epistolary literature in general. Prerequisite: BBL100.

BBL220 — Pentateuch (3) A foundational study of the first five books of the Bible with emphasis on its literature and various developing themes such as creation, the fall, redemption and covenant. The Law of Moses along with the Hebrew cultus are studied and then discussed with a view to a proper application to New Testament theology and modern–day Christianity. Prerequisite: BBL100. BBL224 — Psalms & Wisdom Literature (3) A study of the major themes in Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. Emphasis will be given to the study of selected Psalms and their use in personal devotions and corporate worship. Principles for interpreting Hebrew poetry and wisdom literature are elaborated. Prerequisite: BBL100. BBL250 — Applied Hermeneutics in Romans (3) Using the book of Romans, Paul’s most complete presentation of Christian theology, as the focus, students will learn basic hermeneutical principles and how to apply appropriate interpretive strategies to understand the Bible. Other portions of Scripture will be used to understand appropriate hermeneutical approaches to various genres. However, by focusing most of our attention on the book of Romans as the example text, students will gain an understanding of the main message of this key portion of the Bible. BBL310 — Biblical Hermeneutics (3) An introduction to the theory and practice of biblical interpretation. Attention will be given to the history of interpretation, to some basic principles of hermeneutics, and to appropriate interpretive strategies for various biblical genres. Prerequisites: 9 credits of BBL courses.

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BBL311 — Luke / Acts (3) An intensive study of Luke and Acts. This course is designed to help students better understand the unique features of Luke’s gospel and the ways in which Luke’s gospel is related to Acts. The study of Acts will focus upon the beginnings of the Christian church in Judea and on its mission and expansion beyond Palestine and Judaism. Prerequisites: 6 credits of BBL courses. BBL314 — Pauline Epistles I (3) An intensive exegetical study of two of the principle New Testament letters written by the apostle Paul, namely Galatians and Romans. The course will explore the features of epistolary literature, the historical factors which gave rise to Galatians and Romans, the distinctive themes of each letter, the flow and structure of Paul’s argument in both, and the contemporary application of themes discovered in these letters. Prerequisite: 6 credits of BBL courses. BBL316 — Pauline Epistles II (3) ­An intensive study of Paul’s letters (other than Galatians and Romans) that identifies key historical, theological and introductory issues raised by each, while focusing upon a careful exegetical study of one or more of the following: I & II Thessalonians, I & II Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Timothy, Titus, Philemon. Prerequisite: 6 credits of BBL courses. BBL317 — Old Testament Theology (3) A study of the central ideas that flow throughout the entire Old Testament. These central ideas serve as a foundation for understanding the New Testament. Prerequisite: BBL100. BBL318 — Hebrews (3) An inductive study which gives attention to the relation of the Old Testament priesthood and sacrificial systems to New Testament fulfillment in Christ. Prerequisite: BBL220. BBL322 — Minor Prophets (3) A study of the twelve prophets, Hosea to Malachi, with emphasis on the historic background and the application of the message of each book to contemporary life. Prerequisite: BBL218 or BBL222. BBL324 — Major Prophets (3) An exploration of Old Testament prophecy, its interpretation, its Messianic themes, and its relationship to Hebrew history and the Babylonian captivity. An overview of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel with a detailed examination of selected portions. Prerequisite: BBL218 or BBL222. BBL327 to 329 — Guided Studies in Biblical Literature (3) An in–depth study of a topic of significance to the student developed under faculty policy on guided studies. Available only to senior students. BBL330 — Intercultural Biblical Study (3) This course involves an exegetical study of biblical books and texts with particular relevance to intercultural practice. (Offered in partnership with CrossTraining.) BBL412 — Gospel of John (3) An intensive study of the Gospel of John with emphasis upon its distinctive character, historical context, theological motifs, and narrative structure. Prerequisite: BBL211 and 1 other BBL2/3xx course. BBL413 — Apocalyptic Literature (3) An analysis of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature and theology. The course will begin with an exploration of the historical and social setting during the Inter–Testamental period and conclude with a detailed study of the Old Testament Book of Daniel and the New Testament Book of the Revelation. Prerequisites: 12 credits of BBL courses. BBL414 — Greek Exegesis (3) An exegetical study of one of the shorter epistles. Prerequisite: LNG383. BBL416 — Old Testament Exegesis (3) An exegesis of an Old Testament book selected by the professor. May be repeated for additional credit provided different books are studied.

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BBL417 — New Testament Backgrounds (3) This course is a study of the historical, cultural, religious, and political backgrounds of the New Testament. Students will become acquainted with Jewish history, institutions, literature, and religious sects during the second temple period, and with the Greco–Roman context of early Christianity. Prerequisite: 9 credits of BBL courses. BBL418 — Research in Biblical Literature (4) For Bible majors who have completed 15 hours of credit in the division. A study, guided by faculty regulations, including reading, library research and exegesis in biblical literature with a written report. BBL420 to 429 — Old Testament Specialized Studies (3) From time to time courses will be offered, often by visiting faculty members, in some area of Old Testament study not usually covered by courses currently noted in the catalogue. Course titles will vary with each offering, indicating the nature of the specific area of focus. Prerequisites: BBL220 and 6 other BBL credits. BBL440 to 449 — New Testament Specialized Studies (3) From time to time courses will be offered, often by visiting faculty members, in some area of New Testament study not usually covered by courses currently noted in the catalogue. Course titles will vary with each offering, indicating the nature of the specific area of focus. Prerequisites: 12 credits of BBL courses.

CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY CSP130 — Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) An examination of the process of Christian spirituality in the life of the believer, as the process relates to the integration of faith and action. Attention is given to personal spiritual disciplines and the inner work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life. CSP230 — Theological Foundations in Christian Spirituality (3) The study of specific issues relating to the experience of Christian spirituality. Special attention will be given to conversion, faith development, divine guidance, discernment — relating to the work of the Holy Spirit with the believer. Prerequisite: CSP130. CSP231 — Practice of Prayer (3) A study of historical theology and practice of Christian prayer as it pertains to understanding the role of prayer within the spiritual life. Attention will be given to difficulties encountered in prayer, differing experiences of prayer and spiritual disciplines. Prerequisite: CSP130. CSP330 — Directed Prayer Retreat (3) A gentle prayer retreat experience incorporating reflection, silence and solitude, group interaction and guided instruction. Prerequisite: CSP130 or by permission of the professor. CSP331 — Christian Mystics (3) An in–depth biographical study of Christian mystics and their contribution to Christian spirituality. In addition, students explore the connection between the devotional classics written by the spiritual authors and postmodern Christian experience. Prerequisite: CSP130. CSP332 — Specialized Studies in Christian Spirituality (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Specific course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates. CSP333 — Journeys of Women in Christian Tradition (3) The study of women in Christian tradition as mystics, motivators, maidens and mothers. Though this course is open to all students, the intent is to celebrate the lives of women who have contributed significantly to the mission of the church. Prerequisite: CSP130.


CSP335 — Celtic Spirituality (3) Celtic Spirituality claims to be threefold: ascetic, mystical and visionary. Currently an awakened interest in the Ancient Celts, their history and influence in Europe beckons the postmodern Christian to plumb the depths of the threefold aspects. The intent of this course is to delve into the history of the Celts, the Celtic church tradition and Celtic prayers for the purpose of understanding and appreciating the message of Celtic Spirituality as it relates to the church today. CSP336 — Introduction to Spiritual Direction (3) An exploration into the practice of spiritual direction as experienced in the tradition of the Christian church, and its implications for the postmodern church. Course format will include lectures, supervised peer spiritual friendship exercise and reflective exercises. Prerequisites: CSP130, CSP330 or by permission of the instructor. CSP337 to 339 — Guided Studies in Christian Spirituality (1 – 3) A study of significant Christian writers from various traditions and time periods who have addressed the nature, nurture, and effects of the spiritual life. Available only to senior students.

CSP437 — Christian Spirituality Thesis (4) For Christian Spirituality majors who have completed 18 credits of study in the discipline. Christian Spirituality students may select a topic relating to this discipline for further research and discovery. Project will be required to meet academic standards as established by faculty regulations.

Educational Studies EDM265 — Foundations of Christian Education (3) A study of selected periods in the history of Christian education as they provide insight into current issues. The development of a philosophy of Christian education and its comparison with current secular and religious philosophies. Prerequisite: HTH283. EDM267 to 269 — Guided Studies in Educational Ministries (1 – 3) An in–depth study of a topic of significance to the student developed under faculty policy on guided studies. Available only to senior students. EDM270 — Youth Communications I (3) An introduction to the principles, theory and skills needed for effectively teaching teenagers in typical youth ministry settings. Students will be given time in class for developing these skills. Note: This second year class will be capped at 25 and priority is given to youth ministry majors. EDM361 — Specialized Studies in Educational Ministry (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Special course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates. EDM364 — Foundations of Youth Ministry (3) The study and assessment of the history and philosophy of student ministry in North America as a basis for doing healthy youth ministry today. Time is also spent discussing the effective elements, practices, philosophies and models of youth work. Prerequisite: EDM265. EDM370 — Youth Communications II (3) This course develops specific principles and methods for speaking to teenagers in settings common to student ministries. The practice of exegesis and the application of scripture to youth issues will be addressed as well as the use of media and communication systems. Prerequisite: EDM270. Note: This class will be capped at 25 and priority is given to youth ministry majors.

EDM467 — Youth Ministry Practicum (3) An opportunity for field experience in education which is evaluated by a team of college and employer personnel. The intern should be entering the fourth year of the program.

History and Thought HTH180 — Christian Mind (3) Compares the Christian worldview with others including Naturalism and Pantheism. Equips the student with a framework for thinking Christianly about the areas of psychology, sociology, the natural sciences, and philosophy. Especially relevant for those anticipating university studies. HTH272 — Introduction to World Civilizations (3) This course will explore a variety of civilizations, both ancient and modern, with the goal of better understanding our own. Special attention will be given to societies that have influence on the world today. HTH274 — Leadership Principles (3) An exploration of the biblical principles of leadership, and their application to our North American lifestyle. Significant time is spent discussing the character of Christian leadership and its affect on leadership style and roles. HTH276 — World Religions (3) A sweeping overview is provided of the major non-Christian world religions: Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism. These are studied through an “empathic” approach, enabling the student to appreciate the nature of these religions through the lens of committed participants. To this end, students will study primary source material as well as visit cultural and worship centres. They will also establish a deeper understanding of similarities and differences between Christianity and other major religions.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CSP431 — Contemporary Spirituality (3) In recent years ‘spirituality’ has been on the increase, but people are less inclined to be religious and often claim that religion is the natural enemy of true spirituality. This course will explore the various contemporary options that have become popular inside and outside the Christian church. Each student will have an opportunity to explore one of the variations that they find to be of most interest to them. Prerequisite: CSP230.

EDM466 — Research in Educational Ministry (2) For students majoring in educational ministries and who have completed at least 15 hours credit in the major. An opportunity for individual research on a special problem in Christian education under standards approved by the Faculty.

HTH282 — Ethics (3) Ethics is an introduction to the foundations and practice of ethics. The course assumes that there are two major sources for moral norms in Western culture: Athens and Jerusalem. We will examine the main types of ethical theory in “Athens”, both classical and modern and show how these various theories have fared in history as conversation partners for “Jerusalem”, the faith perspectives. Prerequisite: HTH283. HTH283 — Principles of Philosophy (3) This course is designed as an introduction to philosophy. One focus is to gain a historical perspective on the issues of philosophy by reading together a history of the main figures and themes of Western philosophy. A second focus is to gain first–hand experience in reading philosophy by directly reading excerpts from works by a number of the most important figures in Western philosophy. HTH286 — Canadian Church History(3) This course will survey the history of the Christian experience in its Canadian context. Starting with the establishment of the Catholic Church in Quebec, this course will look at Canada as a mission field, the establishment of Christianity as the national religion, the rise of Evangelicalism, and the eventual decline of the Christian faith in the public sphere. Special attention will be made of the formation of uniquely Canadian denominations and ministries, as well as comparing the American experience with that of Canada. Biography will be emphasized throughout the course.

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HTH287 — The History of Christianity I (3) A survey of the history of Christianity from its birth in the first century until the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. Attention will be given to the primary theological, political, and social aspects of the church’s history, with special emphasis upon the key individuals and theological movements of this period. HTH288 — The History of Christianity II (3) A survey of the development of the ideological, cultural, geographical, and political factors which shaped western Christianity from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Special attention will be given to the Protestant and Radical Reformations as well as successive evangelical Protestant movements during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. HTH386 — Specialized Studies in History and Thought (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Specific course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates. HTH387 to 389 — Guided Studies in History and Thought (1 – 3) An in–depth study of a topic of significance to the student developed under faculty policy on guided studies. Available only to senior students.

Intercultural Studies ICS150 — Global Christian Citizenship (3) The Earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof (Ps 24:1). We live in a world that is burgeoning with change and challenge. This course provides a sweeping overview of the changes and challenges shaping our world that God so loves. This overview provides the context for students to establish a clear commitment to living as both responsible Christians and global citizens, committed both to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. ICS151 — Foundations of Global Studies (3) The basic foundations of ministry are universal. That said, the approach and face of ministry takes on different forms in the myriad of cultures and international settings throughout our world. As Christians, we are called to minister using our God-given gifts and talents in the contexts we find ourselves in. In this course, students will learn practical skills in assessing the context of a situation, through understanding the history, the current social constructs and the movement of the Holy Spirit in a given context or setting. They will also learn what it takes to bring about a social revolution and ultimately transformation for the glory of God throughout the world. ICS155 — Global Child & Youth Care Practices (3) Global child and youth care practices will provide the students will practical introductory skills and knowledge to connect to and work with youth in the context of community in an international setting. Students can expect to acquire skills that will enhance the growth and development of children and youth in a variety of contexts: i.e., church, NGO, community, hospitals, orphanage or relief and development projects. Attention will be given to helping students to be sensitive and aware of the many possible cultural differences and challenges they could face and enable them to work effectively with people in various cultural settings. ICS200 — Calgary-based Intercultural Field Experience (3) During the third semester of most of the Global Studies Diploma program, students will be required to work/volunteer 100 hours with an international agency based in Calgary. Students will be placed with an agency and work/volunteer in the area of their specific Global Studies concentration. They will work and learn under a supervisor who will give them training and insight into the realities of working for an international agency in the home office. The students will also be submitting journal entries and meeting regularly with their faculty advisor.

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ICS250 — Crosscultural Communication (3) The purpose of this course is to explore the cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of effective crosscultural communication. Attention is given to critical elements in crosscultural communication such as avoiding ethnocentricity and developing awareness of nonverbal communication. Students will receive the necessary tools to build a personalized framework for crosscultural communication. Prerequisite: ICS150. ICS252 — Theological Foundations for Global Studies (3) ­A comprehensive study of the nature and missionary intent of the church as it is progressively revealed in the Old and New Testaments. Emphasis is placed on enabling potential church leaders to solidify and grasp the biblical basis of global outreach imperatives as they relate to sharing the gospel of Christ and church development throughout the world. ICS253 — Global Ministry Practices (3) ­This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the different structures used in global ministries and their potential place in those ministries. Much has changed over the past few decades on how agencies work internationally due to drastic changes brought on by the electronic age, globalization and urbanization. From the philosophical forces that drive the agency to how they view obtaining the resources they need to accomplish their goals, this class will explore who is doing what in this field and how students can best serve within it. ICS255 — Global Child & Youth Care Issues (3) This course will help to prepare students to work in varying circumstances with children and youth by giving them an introduction to many of the issues that children and youth are faced with in the developing world. We will look at some of the challenges of working in a cross cultural context. Topics to be explored will include: AIDS, prostitution, slavery and human trafficking, war/trauma/PTSD, orphanages, homelessness, internally displaced persons camps (IDPs), abandonment, poverty, risk and resilience, nutrition, abuse, grief and loss, racism, gangs and ethnic conflict. The question of, “How can we make a difference?” will be explored. The course will also look at primary, secondary and tertiary interventions and examine ways to work in community. ICS259 — International Practicum (3) During the fourth semester of the Global Studies Diploma program, students will complete their international practicum in a foreign country with an international agency in the area of their specified Global Studies concentration. The minimum length of this practicum is four months under the direct supervision of an experienced field worker. On the field, students will be working on assignments in the areas of both personal and professional development. The students will be submitting assignments throughout their international practicum and be in contact with their faculty advisor as regularly as technology at their placement allows for. ICS353 — Urban Realities and Strategies (3) This course focuses on understanding the importance and dynamics of cities with a view to preparing the student for effective urban ministry. Attention is given to developing a biblical basis for urban ministry and presenting contemporary strategies for urban evangelism and church planting in North America and around the world. Personal issues related to living and ministering in the city are also discussed. (Offered in partnership with CrossTraining.) ICS354 — Global Ministry Methods and Disciplines (3) This interactive course provides foundational material for understanding spiritual growth and interpersonal challenges unique to living and ministering in a crosscultural context. Students will be mentored as they work at building critical skills to help them live and minister crossculturally. These skills include understanding different worldviews, adapting to cultural differences, and weathering culture shock, among others. Various presenters provide material that is then worked through in a weekly interactive workshop context. (Offered in partnership with CrossTraining.)


ICS356 — Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3) This course is offered in cooperation with the Perspectives Calgary task force. This world–wide course, originally conceived by the U.S Centre for World Mission, has over 50,000 graduates and provides a sweeping overview of the biblical, historical, strategic, and cultural “perspectives” that inspire the World Christian movement. Prerequisite: ICS150.

Language

ICS358 — Specialized Studies in Intercultural Ministries as available (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Specific course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates.

LNG185 — Basics of English Grammar & Syntax (3) Students in this course will develop a clear understanding of the rudiments of English grammar and syntax as a base from which to understand the grammar and syntax of other languages. Programs designed to enable a person to learn a foreign language often present the grammar and syntax of that language in comparison to that of English; therefore, a solid base of understanding of the structure and conventions of English usage is necessary for effective understanding of other languages. Likewise, this course provides a base of understanding for those who seek to teach others proper English.

ICS360 — Calgary Intercultural Experience (3) During the first semester of the CrossTraining year, students minister in an ethnic church in Calgary. This ministry is under the supervision of an ethnic pastor. Participants also keep a detailed journal of their experience and have regular debriefing sessions with both the pastor and an appointed mentor. This ministry requires a 10–15 hour weekly commitment. (Offered in partnership with CrossTraining.)

ICS458 — Intercultural Research Project (3) This major research paper is to be completed in the fourth year of the program. Through consultation with the program advisor, students research a topic of interest in the area of missiology. Another option for this paper is to complete an in–depth ethnography, field research project, or area study. ICS460 — Overseas Intercultural Practicum (6) As an integral part of the CrossTraining year, students complete an intercultural practicum under the direct supervision of a missionary on the field. This practicum is generally three months long, and is preceded by two days of orientation. On the field, students will keep a detailed journal of their experience and interact regularly with their missionary mentor. Upon return, students meet for two days of debriefing and evaluation. (Offered in partnership with CrossTraining.)

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IDS100 — Christian Faith & Practice I (3) Description

IDS101 — Christian Faith & Practice II (3) Description

LNG281 — English Literature (3) A course to introduce students to the wealth of English literature as it has developed over the past 500 years. ­ LNG283 — Elementary New Testament Greek I (4) A course in New Testament Greek grammar stressing the acquisition of vocabulary, inflectional forms for conjugations and declensions, and the understanding and translation of the indicative and participles. LNG284 — Elementary New Testament Greek II (4) A course stressing the acquisition of a working vocabulary and the mastery of forms, vocabulary, syntax, and fundamental principles of Greek grammar. Prerequisite: LNG283. LNG383 — Intermediate New Testament Greek (3) A working understanding of an intermediate grammar with assignments in vocabulary designed to increase vocabulary and reading ability, and the transmission of the Greek New Testament and ability to read the critical apparatus. Prerequisite: LNG284.

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ICS450 — Issues and Trends in Global Ministry (3) As the world changes, so do the challenges and opportunities for the advance of the gospel. Each new generation and each cultural and social reality requires a unique approach, inspired by clear biblical thinking and missiological reflection. This course provides a critical appraisal of current missions approaches that seek to rise to the challenge of effective communication of the gospel, the growth of the worldwide church, and the advance of the kingdom of God.

LNG180 — Introduction to Academic Writing & Research (3) This workshop–based course provides an overview of basic grammar, paragraph writing, and essay composition. Students are introduced to different types of writing, with particular emphasis on the research paper.

Ministry MIN145 — Ministry Formation I (3) Through a combination of individual study, small group interaction, and participation in 2 EDGE options (off–campus experiences — see EDGE program description), students will gain perspective and understanding of their ministry prospects, aptitudes, and interests, as well as enhance their personal spiritual development. Practical ministry formation opportunities provide an environment in which to discern God’s leading. MIN146 — Ministry Formation II (3) Continued personal and small group study and interaction coupled with an extended EDGE experience (off–campus practical ministry formation experiences — see EDGE program description) provide students with understanding of the nature of ministry and their unique contribution. MIN222 — Field Education Seminar (1) As Pastoral Leadership majors participate in Field Education this seminar will give opportunity for debriefing, coaching and mentoring in a small group setting. Issues raised in the group will enhance experiential learning and spiritual growth through the Field Education experience. MIN232 — Homiletics I (3) Homiletics I is the study of sermon preparation and delivery. The student studies several types of sermons and develops skills in using principles of sermon preparation. The course includes video–taped evaluation of sermons preached.

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MIN237 to 239 — Guided Studies in Christian Ministry (1 – 3) An in–depth study of a topic of significance to the student developed under faculty policy on guided studies. Available only to senior students. MIN330 — Pastoral Ministry (3) A practical study of the personal and professional life of the pastor. Work habits, pastoral care concerns, marriage and family life, personal motivation, hazards, and general leadership issues are addressed in light of both scriptural directives and current culture. MIN333 — Leadership Practices (3) A survey of practical helps available to leaders. The course will instruct ‘how to’s’ in the following areas: leading a ministry group through the steps of goal setting and planning, leading people through change processes, budget creation and fund raising, time management skills, office management practice, principles of conflict management, leading boards and committees, understanding organizational/denominational structures. Prerequisite: HTH274. MIN334 — Story of the Evangelical Missionary Church on demand (3) An exploration of the roots and development of the Evangelical Missionary Church beginning with its Reformation origins. Special emphasis will be put on historical personalities and the unique developments they introduced to church life and beliefs. The vision and mission of the EMC are set within the development of Evangelicalism today. MIN342 — Homiletics II (3) Preaching effectively is both a gift and a skill to be developed. This class offers students the opportunity to build on the knowledge gained in Homiletics I. Students will have the opportunity to expand their experience base through various styles and approaches to preaching, use of media, and other sermon enhancements. Designed to be “hands on”, students will preach several times during the course. Prerequisite: MIN232. MIN343 — Youth Ministry Practices (3) A course which has as its centre the nuts and bolts leadership elements experienced in a day–to–day, church–based youth ministry. The course pays particular attention to risk management in youth ministry, team building among staff, creating staff job descriptions, building partnerships with parents and families, the use of appropriate planning processes and healthy budgeting practices. Prerequisite: HTH274. MIN345 — Theological Foundations for Ministry (3) Effective ministry is grounded in sound theology. Thus, this course offers students the opportunity to engage in theological study and reflection that relates to several aspects of local church ministry: the nature and biblical mandate of the church, the pastoral role, communion, baptism, marriage, divine healing, etc. The course will explore various theological traditions with an aim to helping students shape a theological framework for future ministry. Prerequisite: THO100. MIN431 — Pastoral Care (3) This course explores the role of the pastor as caregiver and facilitator of care ministry in the local church. Its emphasis is strongly practical, taking into consideration the many demands and issues that come with “caring for the flock”. Though not a “counselling” course per se, much of the material could be classified as “pastoral counselling”, providing relevant tools, experiences and strategies for ministering to the many and diverse needs of people. Prerequisite: Any second year MIN or Counselling course. MIN432 — Specialized Studies in Ministry (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Specific course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates. MIN434 — Research in Christian Ministry (3) For students who have completed at least 15 hours of ministry studies. An opportunity for individual research, under faculty policy. A substantial and carefully written paper is required.

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MIN440 — Christian Ministry Practicum (2) An opportunity for evaluated pastoral field experience under a proven pastor for a student in the third or fourth year of studies. An extensive policy guides field practicum experiences. Prerequisite: MIN222.

Music MUS131 to 135 — Private Lessons (1) Private lessons for students are available in piano (MUS131), voice (MUS132), guitar (MUS133), drums (MUS134) and other instruments (MUS135). The course involves twelve half–hour lessons and requires 4 hours of practice per week. Students will be required to take a jury and participate in a student recital. The course may be repeated for additional credit. Music majors must be registered in private lessons each semester. ­ MUS138 — Choir & Orchestra (1) The choir & orchestra studies and performs repertoire from the classical, sacred and contemporary Christian genres. Sectional rehearsals and individual practice are required in addition to choir & orchestra rehearsals. The ensemble performs on several occasions during the academic year, including on weekends, and undertakes a 2–week long tour in the Spring. Entrance is by audition. Participation in MUS138 (1) fulfills one Large Group Ensemble credit hour requirement for Music majors. The course may be repeated for additional credit. MUS195 — Music Appreciation (2) The course surveys the development of music in western civilization through directed listening to and study of important music from the past and present. It is intended for the general college student and not available for credit to Music majors. MUS197 — Rudiments of Music Theory (3) A study of the basics of music including notation, scales, intervals, chords, time, transposition, and terminology. Requirements for the Royal Conservatory of Music Grade II Rudiments are included. Students who hold a RCM Grade II Rudiments certificate may receive transfer credits for this course. This course is not considered a Core Music course, but may be counted as a Music Elective. MUS198 — Contemporary Theory (3) This course is a continuation of Rudiments of Music Theory MUS197 and will develop the study of music fundamentals in the modern context. Basic rudiments, chord scale relationships, analysis of chord progressions, song re-harmonization, and basic charting are covered. Required by all Music majors. MUS223 — Musicianship I (1) This course will help the student develop the ability to hear intervals, chords, harmonies and rhythms. The student will also develop diatonic sight singing skills through the singing of intervals. Students will write and perform melodic and rhythmic dictation. Required by all Music majors. Co-requisite: Music Theory I. MUS224 — Musicianship II (1) A continuation of Musicianship I which will further develop the skills learned. Required by all Music majors. Co-requisite: Music Theory II MUS231 to 235 — Private Lessons (2) Private lessons are available in piano (MUS231), voice (MUS232), guitar (MUS233), drums (MUS234) and other instruments (MUS235). The course involves twelve one–hour lessons and requires 8 hours of practice per week. Students will be required to take a jury and participate in a student recital. The course may be repeated for additional credit and is a requirement for Performance specialists each semester. MUS238 — Music & Worship (3) This practical class will give you the necessary skills to enable you to lead and direct the music program in a local church. The course content will incorporate the study of worship from a biblical perspective as well as from a variety of current traditions. The study and application of various practical and musical skills necessary to lead worship will be covered as well.


MUS239 — Conducting I (2) Studies in basic conducting techniques leading to proficiency in directing, selecting, and interpreting choir music. Required by Performance and Church Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS293 or permission of the Music Department. MUS271 — Accompanying I (1) An introduction to accompanying techniques by a piano faculty member. Students will be required to accompany one Music major for all of his/her private lessons, rehearsals and performances. Participation in an accompanying masterclass is required. This course may be taken in lieu of 1 credit of Large Group Ensemble. Open to Music majors whose major instrument is piano and to others by permission of the Music Department. MUS293 — Music Theory I (3) This course is intended to develop an understanding of how tonal music is put together. Study will include part-writing, harmonic analysis, melody writing and structural analysis of traditional diatonic music. Co–requisite: MUS136 & MUS223. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the music theory diagnostic exam or its equivalent, MUS197.

MUS321 — Chamber Music I (1) Instruction in small group ensemble performance (eg. piano trios, string quartets, percussion ensembles, madrigal ensembles, mixed chamber groups). Repertoire will focus on the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical genres. Ensembles will perform in a student recital. Required by Performance specialists unless taking MUS271. This course may be repeated for additional credit. MUS324 — Advanced Musicianship (1) Advanced chord structures and progressions are studied. Chromatic sight singing and melodic dictation are studied. Required for all Performance and Contemporary Music specialists. MUS337 — Performance Lab I (1) This applied course is intended to provide guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and drum students an opportunity to play alongside other rhythm instruments and to develop the ear and skills necessary to play in a small group setting effectively. Required by Contemporary Music specialists. MUS339 — Conducting II (2) This course is a continuation of MUS239 and will focus on the areas of space, energy, motion, and freedom in conducting. The conducting style is based on the ‘Bonner Method’. Required by all Church Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS239.

MUS390 — Counterpoint (2) An introductory course to 18th century counterpoint, including two– part writing and analysis. The writing will include creating a two–part contrapuntal piece in characteristic forms and techniques of the Baroque period, such as canons, dance forms, and inventions. Analysis will include studying music of the Baroque period, including the two–part inventions, dance suites and fugues of Bach. The course will include requirements for the RCM Grade IV Counterpoint exam (and prepare students for the counterpoint portions of the Grade V Harmony and Grade V Analysis exams). Prerequisites: MUS294 and MUS224. MUS391 — Arranging (2) This course will give a student the tools needed to arrange contemporary songs. Chart writing skills and musicality will be emphasized. Required of Church Music and Contemporary Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS294. MUS392 — Introduction to Music Technology (2) This course is an overview of the technical side of music production and arranging using MIDI. Required by Church Music and Contemporary Music specialists. MUS393 — Modern Band (2) This hands–on course will equip students in understanding the components and techniques needed to build a modern rhythm section. Topics covered include: understanding band structure and components, skills for interaction between instruments, critical listening skills, ear training, practical leadership for band/worship leaders, terminology and chord/scale theory. The study of live and recorded professional bands, off–site musical training and participation are essential components of this course. Required by Church Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS294/MUS224.

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MUS294 — Music Theory II (3) This course is a continuation of MUS293. Study will emphasize part-writing, modulation, harmonic analysis, melody writing and structural analysis of traditional diatonic music and will also include chromatic harmony. Co–requisite: MUS224. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS293.

MUS385 — Third Year Concert (1) The student is required to perform a concert in a small ensemble setting — which features their major instrument — that incorporates a variety of contemporary musical styles. Students must be registered for private lessons on their major instrument both the semester prior to and the semester during which the Third Year Concert will be held. Check with the Music Department for specific requirements. Required by Contemporary Music specialists in their third year unless MUS499 is taken during third or fourth year.

MUS394 — Orchestration (2) This course is an introduction to the orchestra and basic principles of orchestration. Students will learn how to write for all the instruments of the orchestra, including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. Required by Church Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS294.

MUS371 — Accompanying II (1) This course is a continuation of MUS271. Students are required to accompany either one Performance major or two non–Performance majors for all of their private lessons, rehearsals and performances. Participation in an Accompanying masterclass is required. This course may be taken in lieu of Large Group Ensemble to a maximum of one credit hour. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: MUS271.

MUS395 — Music History I (3) An introduction to the development of music in western civilization from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. An emphasis on listening and analysis will assist students to understand the musical materials and stylistic traits of representative masterworks from each of these historical periods. The course will include requirements for the RCM Grade IV History exam. Students who hold a RCM Grade IV History exam certificate will receive transfer credits for this course. Required by all Music majors. Co-requisite: MUS293.

MUS381 — Improvisation (2) Jazz chords and scales, blues and improvisational techniques are studied in this course. The applied component provides the student with opportunities to improvise on their major instrument using the techniques studied. Required by Contemporary Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS294/ MUS224.

MUS396 — Music History II (3) The course is a study of the development of music in western civilization in the nineteenth century. An emphasis on listening and analysis will assist students to understand the musical materials and stylistic traits of representative masterworks from this period. Required by all Music majors. Prerequisite: MUS395. Co–requisite: MUS294.

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MUS397 — Music History III (3) ­The course is a study of the development of music in western civilization in the twentieth century and in Canada. An emphasis on listening and analysis will assist students to understand the musical materials and stylistic traits of representative masterworks from this period. The course will include requirements for the RCM Grade V History exam. Students who hold a RCM Grade V History exam certificate may receive transfer credits for this course. Required by all Music majors. Prerequisite: MUS396. Co–requisite: MUS294. MUS398 — Junior Recital (1) The student is required to perform a recital of music from a variety of genres. Students must be registered for private lessons on their major instrument (or voice, if a vocal major) both the semester prior to and the semester during which the Junior Recital will be held. Check with the Music Department for specific repertoire requirements. Required by Performance specialists in their third year. MUS421 — Chamber Music II (1) This course is a continuation of MUS321 and further develops small chamber group ensemble interaction using advanced chamber repertoire. Repertoire will focus on the Romantic, 20th & 21st Century genres. Ensembles will perform in a student recital. Required by Performance specialists unless taking MUS371. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: MUS321. MUS437 — Performance Lab II (1) This course is a continuation of MUS337 and further develops rhythm section skills. Required by Contemporary Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS337. MUS442 — Opera Workshop (1) This course provides instruction in various aspects of stage craft and operatic experience to singers by introducing them to excerpts and scenes from operatic works; enhancing artistry in terms of movement, acting and dramatic characterization; and developing vocal and physical confidence through workshops, rehearsals, and performance opportunities. Prerequisite: MUS321 Chamber Music I. May be taken as an alternative to MUS421 Chamber Music II. MUS485 — Graduation Concert (1) The student is required to perform a concert — in a small ensemble setting featuring their major instrument — that incorporates a variety of contemporary musical styles. Students must be registered for private lessons on their major instrument both the semester prior to and the semester during which the Graduation Concert will be held. Check with the Music Department for specific requirements. Required by Contemporary Music specialists in their fourth year unless MUS499 is taken. MUS491 — Jazz History (2) This course focuses on the study of the jazz idiom — its origins, history and role in shaping present musical traditions. MUS492 — Songwriting (2) This course will focus on writing contemporary songs — developing them from their conception to their completion. Required by Contemporary Music specialists. Prerequisite: MUS293. MUS494 — The Music Business (1) Students study careers in commercial music, networking and career development, the production process for music and post production, contracting, copyright law, licenses, royalties, publishing and distribution, performing rights organizations, contracts, legal issues etc. Required by Contemporary Music specialists. MUS495 — Vocal Pedagogy (2) This course will cover the methodologies and materials needed to teach private vocal lessons. Open to third and fourth year Voice majors and to others by permission of the Music Department. A pedagogy course is required by Performance specialists.

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MUS496 — Piano Pedagogy (2) This course will cover the methodologies and materials needed to teach private piano lessons. Open to third and fourth year Piano majors and to others by permission of the Music Department. A pedagogy course is required by Performance specialists. MUS497 — Orchestral Instrument Pedagogy (2) This course will cover the methodologies and materials needed to teach private lessons. The student’s pedagogical studies will focus on the orchestral section (strings, woodwinds, brass) of their major instrument. Open to third and fourth year music majors. A pedagogy course is required by Performance specialists. MUS498 — Senior Recital (1) The student is required to perform a recital of music from a variety of genres. Students must be registered for private lessons on their major instrument (or voice, if a vocal major) both the semester prior to and the semester during which the Senior Recital will be held. Check with the music department for specific repertoire requirements. Required by Performance specialists in their fourth year. MUS499 — Music Practicum (2) This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in their area of musical study and interest. Departmental approval is required for practicum placements. Required by all Church Music specialists in their fourth year and by Contemporary Music specialists in their fourth year unless MUS385 and MUS485 are taken.

Social Sciences SSC193 — Principles of Psychology (3) An introduction to the principles, theories, and knowledge base in the field of psychology. The subject areas will include an introduction to methods of research, biological aspects of behaviour, cognitive processes, health psychology, psychopathology, learning theory, therapeutic interventions, and social psychology. SSC194 — Principles of Sociology (3) ­An introduction to sociological theory and methodology as well as a review of topics such as socialization, culture, stratification, and sex roles. A biblical understanding of interpersonal and intercultural relationships permeates the course. SSC195 — Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) ­Cultural anthropology theory seeks to understand culture from the “insider’s” point of view. This course enables the student to understand the essentials of cultural anthropology and apply these principles in the study of another culture or sub-culture. The course uses the principles of cultural anthropology and broader cultural theory to explore the challenge of building understanding and appreciation of cultures different from our own. As well as learning about the basics of culture and anthropology, students receive an orientation to the hands-on nature of field work through completing a brief ethnographic study of another culture or sub-culture. SSC197 —Psychology for Global Child & Youth Care (3) This course is a blend of principles of Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Adolescent Psychology. The intent of this course is to provide an overview of how the human mind and body function and develop, particularly in the first eighteen years of life. Students enrolled in the Global Ministries CYC Certificate track will find these fundamentals of human development critical as they work with children and adolescents in the developing world. SSC282 — Social, Environmental & Disabling Issues in Development (3) This course cultivates an understanding of the range of contexts and conditions that place children and youth at risk. The impacts of neglect, poverty, malnutrition, abuse, family breakdown and substance abuse will be studied, as well as the resulting developmental disabilities, behavioural disturbances, learning disabilities, and societal impact. Prerequisites: SSC193 and SSC293.


SSC284 — Social Science Research (3) The ability to do good research and interpret basic statistics is a foundation for informed professional practice in the Human Services. This course will cover introductory statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs as well as ethical issues in research. Prerequisite: SSC193. SSC285 — Foundations of Child & Youth Care (3) This course is the foundation for all subsequent Child and Youth Care Counsellor courses. Students are challenged to explore their belief and value systems, gain self–awareness and understand their personal impact when working with vulnerable children, youth and families. The history and scope of the child and youth care profession and ethical codes of conduct will be examined along with the relevant legislation that guides the activities of the profession. SSC293 — Developmental Psychology (3) A study of how humans grow from infancy through old age with attention to key physical, cognitive, and social characteristics of each developmental stage. Consequences resulting from disruption of the development process are studied. The impact of familial, community and societal influences are explored. Prerequisite: SSC193.

SSC297 — Youth Culture (3) A careful examination of youth culture in North America in the context of family and total culture particularly looking at the impact of media and cultural philosophies. Prerequisite: SSC194. SSC298 — Adolescent Development (3) This course provides a more detailed look at the development patterns that occur in normal adolescence. Physiology, identity, psychosocial and spiritual development, cognition, moral and ethical judgement, as well as environmental influences and typical patterns of behaviour among youth will be examined. Students will develop insights into the adolescent world through both the traditional problem oriented paradigm as well as through the strength based and resilience paradigms. Students will acquire frameworks for helping families and communities support adolescents with normal developmental tasks and fostering resilience in these young people. Cultural competence for those working with youth will also be explored. Prerequisite: SSC193 SSC330 — Theoretical Approaches in Human Services (3) An introduction to the major theories of helping. Students will learn to think critically about the development of human difficulties and the process of therapeutic change. Case studies will be employed, and attention will be given to professional ethics. Prerequisite: SSC193. SSC335 — Dealing with Grief and Loss (3) This course focuses on developing the understanding and skills necessary to support those who are experiencing grief and loss. Specific models of understanding and intervening with different types of loss will be presented. Prerequisite: SSC193. SSC340 — Skills & Techniques in Human Services (3) An introduction to microskills and effective interviewing in addition to other intervention techniques. Case studies will be employed, and attention will be given to professional ethics. Prerequisites: SSC 193. SSC345 — Strength-Based Approaches in Human Services (3) This course reflects the paradigm shift from a pathologizing to a strengthsbased approach to helping others and draws upon the insights of positive psychology and studies of human resiliency. Students will learn to conceptualize human challenges and develop effective strategies that serve to empower others, encourage optimism, and release latent solution-finding strategies. Prerequisites: SSC330 and SSC340.

SSC380 — Counselling Youth (3) A study of adolescent issues commonly found in youth work. Students will be introduced to the typical symptoms of key issues and then learn to develop an appropriate professional and ethical response. Time will be given to basic counselling practices and the development of a referral system. Possible topics may include eating disorders, family issues, suicide, anger management, sexual abuse, pornography, teen pregnancy, identity developments issues, etc. Prerequisites: SSC193 and SSC298 or consent of the department. SSC382 — Community Based Interventions (3) This course identifies and explores some of the more common approaches to community assessment and intervention. A contrast between macro practice and the traditional counselling paradigm is covered along with some the major sociological theories for understanding society. Prerequisite: SSC193. SSC383 — Canadian Aboriginal Cultures (3) This course will provide an overview of the primary cultural groups divided by geographic region throughout Canada. Special issues affecting Canadian Aboriginal and Metis people will be examined through class discussion and special projects. Field Trips will also provide the student with first hand exposure to aspects of the Aboriginal and Metis experience. As a result of this course students will be more aware of the many issues facing these people groups. SSC384 — Substance Abuse & Related Health Issues (3) In considering the impact of substance abuse, the course will examine societal attitudes and values in relationship to substances; pharmacology of substances; paradigms for understanding the development of substance abuse; programs for treatment and recovery; strategies for prevention and health promotion. Prerequisite: SSC193

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SSC295 — Abnormal Psychology (3) An introduction to theory and practice in psychology as related to the nature, causes, and treatments of abnormal behaviour patterns. The course is designed to enable the student to recognize and respond to severe and abnormal behaviour patterns which are frequently encountered in society, and to interact effectively with mental health professionals and agencies which provide services. Prerequisite: SSC193.

SSC355 — Ethnography (3) This course provides students with the opportunity to study culture in depth. Students will grasp the major components of cultural description through the study of a broad range of ethnographies. A major field research experience is a key component of the course. Students learn and put into practice the key discipline of cultural anthropology — ethnographic research.

SSC389 — Child and Youth Care Practicum I (3) Students will complete 300 hours of applied experiential learning in a Calgary human services agency. Under professional supervision, students will participate in the day-to-day work of the agency, developing valuable skills in the human services profession. Running concurrently with their practicum placement over the Fall and Winter semesters, students will be engaged in a weekly “reflective practitioner” seminar designed to facilitate their integration of theory and practice. SSC390 — Specialized Studies in Human Services (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Specific course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates. SSC392 — Working With Children & Adolescents (3) A rich understanding of developmental psychology and helping skills are the foundations to this course. The focus is upon appreciating the issues specific to these age groups and learning how to intervene effectively. Prerequisite: SSC330. SSC399 — Intervening With Families (3) An introduction to applying systems thinking to understanding and working effectively with families and individuals. Diverse ethical and values issues will be addressed. Course assignments and experiential classroom exercises will aid students in developing awareness and expertise in the practical application of systemic interventions to human service settings. Prerequisite: SSC330.

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SSC480 — Assessment & Treatment Milieu (3) Students will gain an understanding of creating a safe and therapeutic treatment milieu for residential care. The course will include major theoretical approaches to working with the resident and their family in the context of community to enhance their well–being. An introduction to psychological assessment and treatment planning will be included in this course. Prerequisites: SSC282 and SSC330. SSC481 — Treatment & Planning Interventions (3) Advanced methods of assessment and treatment of children and youth in residential, day treatment and therapeutic care contexts will be introduced. Attention will be given to specific disabilities, ethical and legal issues and program evaluation. Prerequisite: SSC480. SSC489 — Child and Youth Care Practicum II (3) Students will complete 300 hours of applied experiential learning in a Calgary human services agency. Under professional supervision, students will participate in the day-to-day work of the agency, developing valuable skills in the human services profession. Running concurrently with their practicum placement over the Fall and Winter semesters, students will be engaged in a weekly “reflective practitioner” seminar designed to facilitate their integration of theory and practice. SSC495 — Senior Research Project (3) This course is a guided study in which students undertake the scholarly pursuit of a particular question pertinent to the field of human services work. Students will complete a 50 item annotated bibliography and an accompanying literature review on the selected topic. SSC496 — Advanced Practice (3) This two-semester seminar class runs concurrently with the students’ practicum placement in their fourth year of studies in the Human Services degree program. The “reflective practitioner” model will be utilized to help students integrate their experience in the human services agencies in which they are placed. In addition, attention will be paid to ethical and practitioner self care. Co-requisite: SSC499. SSC497 — Working With Groups (3) This course presents theory and ethics in the practice of counselling groups, with focus upon group leadership and facilitation skills. There is required participation in a small group for the purpose of skill development. Prerequisite: SSC340. SSC499 — Human Services Practicum (6) Students will complete 600 hours of applied experiential learning in a Calgary human services agency. Under professional supervision, students will participate in the day-to-day work of the agency, developing valuable skills in the human services profession. Running concurrently with their practicum placement over the Fall and Winter semesters, students will be engaged in a weekly “reflective practitioner” seminar designed to facilitate their integration of theory and practice. Co-requisite: SSC496.

Theology THO200 — History of Christian Theology (3) Surveys some of the major traditions, movements and debates in the history of Christian theology. One of the goals of the course is to identify the main periods and traditions of Christian theology, from the New Testament period to the present day. Another goal of the course is to trace the history of some of the major theological debates. Prerequisite: THO100 or permission of instructor. THO280 — Christian Apologetics (3) A discussion of some of the major issues that divide Christian understanding from that of a secular society or other religious groups. Some of the contemporary issues raised in the public forum will be addressed.

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THO300 — Salvation & Sanctification (3) Examines the whole scope of salvation, as it is accomplished by Christ and is appropriated by the believer. The goal of the course is to provide a historical and theological foundation for the student’s personal understanding of the via salutis (way of salvation). Prerequisite: THO200. THO330 — Specialized Studies in Theology (3) Specialized studies are usually led by visiting professors in areas of their expertise. Specific course titles vary with each offering as the nature of the studies indicates. THO350 — Issues in Christian Theology (3) Focuses in greater depth on some of the major theological issues that define one Christian tradition from another, or have caused major schisms or differences between various Christian traditions. Will look at a number of theological issues including the doctrine of the church, sacramental theology, theological anthropology and eschatology. Another issue dealt with here which has not caused a major division among Christian traditions, but which is emerging as an urgent theological issue is the doctrine of creation. Prerequisite: THO200. THO360 — Father, Son & Holy Spirit (3) Treats crucial issues in the development of the doctrine of God and of Christology. One major focus of this course is on the Trinitarian and Christological debates up to the 6th century. Another focus of this course is on the critical questions that have been raised in the modern period, for Christology and Trinitarian theology. Prerequisite: THO200. THO365 — Readings in Christian Theology (3) A seminar course examining selected readings on a specific topic as selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THO200. THO380 — Martin Luther & the Lutheran Heritage (3) An examination of the life and theology of Martin Luther and of the distinctive themes of the Lutheran confessional writings. Prerequisite: THO200. THO385 — John Wesley & the Wesleyan Heritage (3) Examines the main features of John Wesley’s theology, as it is articulated in his sermons and major theological essays. This course notices how Wesley’s approach to theology compares to the major Christian traditions, and how his theology compares to the theology of churches in the Wesleyan heritage. Prerequisite: THO200. ­ HO386 — Contemporary Theology (3) T A study of theological developments in Christian theology from the early 1800s to the current day. Focus will be placed upon the contributions of specific theologians and major movements as well as the development of seminal ideas that have shaped the theological diversity of contemporary Christianity. Prerequisite: THO200. THO400 — Senior Theology Seminar (3) An exploration of a significant theme in theology set by the professor in consultation with interested students who are taking the class. Papers will be presented by students on topics of their interest surrounding the theme. The class will meet at selected times during the semester and at the end of the semester to hear papers presented. Prerequisites: 6 credits of THOxxx or consent of the instructor. THO427 to 429 — Guided Studies in Theology (1 – 3) An in–depth study of a topic of significance to the student developed under faculty policy on guided studies. Available only to senior students. Prerequisite: THO100. THO450 — Research in Theology (4) For Theology majors who have completed 15 hours of credit in the division. A study, guided by faculty regulations, including reading, in primary and secondary sources, a literature review, and a summative written project. Prerequisites: THO200 and 3 other credits of THOxxx.


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