Azusa Pacific University BP_1205175_CVR Page 1 30-JUL-12 Christ Scholarship Community Service

Azusa Pacific University BP_1205175_CVR Page 1 30-JUL-12 Christ Scholarship Community Service
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2012–13 Undergraduate Catalog
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
(800) 825-5278, Fax (626) 812-3096
[email protected]
www.apu.edu/ugadmissions
30-JUL-12
Azusa Pacific University
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2012–13 Undergraduate Catalog
God First Since 1899
Christ Scholarship Community Service
Azusa Pacific University
(626) 969-3434 + www.apu.edu
Azusa Pacific University
Message from the President
The Azusa Pacific University catalog you hold in your hands is a
road map for your educational future. As you read through the
pages of course descriptions, policies, and programs, you will soon
discover the array of opportunities available to you for learning and
development here at APU. Each semester of courses will move you
closer to your academic goals while at the same time challenge
your faith development. From the moment you arrive until the day
you graduate, you will know that we are a university aligned with
our mission and four cornerstone values: Christ, Scholarship,
Community, and Service.
For 113 years, Azusa Pacific has held the motto God First as the
highest call we place on our students and ourselves. We believe
that each student will, in the course of his or her journey with us, be
exposed to a Christian worldview—a worldview that holds the value
of each person in light of the value that God has placed on him or
her, a worldview that places human history in the context of God’s
eternal plan.
We are a community dedicated to academic excellence. The
faculty are distinguished men and women who are gifted teachers
with a commitment to scholarship. Your academic expedition
includes immersion in the liberal arts because we believe that
education should prepare you to think and reason as you become
a lifelong learner. The skills and abilities you acquire at Azusa Pacific
will prepare you for a world that is changing at the speed of light,
yet desperately in need of women and men who can chart a course
into and through turbulent times.
We believe in community. The fabric of diversity woven together
around our Christian faith is a wonderful laboratory, unlike any
other, from which we can gain wisdom and knowledge. As you
discover the amazing benefits that come from being a member of
community, our hope is that you will take this memory with you to
form other Christ-centered communities, where you will welcome
and include others just as you were welcomed and included here.
Service may be the most significant experience you will be involved
in while a student at APU. Service opportunities fulfill the call that
we all have to give back to a needy world because of all we have
been given. It defines our faith and informs our actions. Whether
you give a cup of cold water, a warm coat, a semester of tutoring,
or four weeks of practical ministry to a third-world country, service
will prepare you to be a contributor to the economy of God.
I welcome you to this journey of faith and scholarship. There are
great challenges and opportunities waiting for you both as a
student and as a Kingdom citizen. I pray that your journey will take
advantage of all that God has given to you to do and to become.
El catálogo de Azusa Pacific University que Ud. tiene en sus manos
es un mapa para su formación futura. Al leer las páginas que
describen los cursos, las reglas y los programas, Ud. descubrirá la
gama de oportunidades disponibles para su aprendizaje y desarrollo
aquí en APU. Cada semestre de cursos lo acercará a sus metas
académicas al mismo tiempo que desafiará el desarrollo de su fe.
Desde el momento en que llegue, hasta el día que se gradúe, sabrá
que somos una universidad alineada con nuestra misión y cuatro
valores fundamentales: Cristo, Erudición, Comunidad y Servicio.
Por 113 años Azusa Pacific ha mantenido su lema “Dios Primero”
como el más alto llamado que hacemos a nuestros estudiantes y a
nosotros mismos. Creemos que cada estudiante, en el curso de su
jornada con nosotros, será expuesto a una visión del mundo
cristiana—una visión del mundo que mantiene el valor de cada
persona a la luz del valor que Dios ha puesto en él o ella, una visión
del mundo que pone la historia humana en el contexto del plan eterno
de Dios.
Somos una comunidad dedicada a la excelencia académica.
El profesorado está formado por mujeres y hombres distinguidos que
son maestros talentosos con un compromiso a la erudición. Su
expedición académica incluye la inmersión en las artes liberales
porque creemos que la educación debe preparar al estudiante a
pensar y razonar para convertirse en un aprendiz para toda la vida.
Las aptitudes y habilidades que usted adquiera en Azusa Pacific lo
prepararán para un mundo que está cambiando a la velocidad de la
luz, pero que también está desesperadamente en necesidad de
mujeres y hombres que puedan trazar un curso en medio de, y a
través, tiempos turbulentos.
Creemos en la comunidad. La tela de la diversidad tejida alrededor de
nuestra fe cristiana es un laboratorio maravilloso, distinto de cualquier
otro, del cual podemos ganar sabiduría y conocimiento. Al descubrir
los extraordinarios beneficios que resultan de ser un miembro de la
comunidad, nuestra esperanza es que usted guarde esto en su
memoria para formar otras comunidades Cristo-céntricas, donde
usted le dé la bienvenida e incluya a otros, tal como usted fue
bienvenido e incluido aquí.
El servicio puede ser la experiencia más significativa en la que usted
se involucre mientras sea un estudiante en APU. Las oportunidades
de servicio llenan la necesidad que todos tenemos de devolverle al
mundo necesitado por todo lo que nos ha sido dado. El servicio
define nuestra fe e informa nuestras acciones. Ya sea que usted dé
un vaso de agua fría, un tibio abrigo, un semestre de tutoría o cuatro
semanas de ministerio práctico a un país del tercer mundo, el servicio
lo preparará a ser un contribuyente a las finanzas de Dios.
Yo le doy la bienvenida a este viaje de fe y erudición. Hay grandes
desafíos y oportunidades esperándolo/la a usted, como estudiante y
como ciudadano del Reino. Yo le pido a Dios que su viaje le saque
ventaja a todo lo que Dios le ha dado para hacer y para llegar a ser.
Jon R. Wallace, DBA
President
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Jon R. Wallace, DBA
Presidente
1. General Information
The University’s Christian Worldview
Faith Statement
Mission Statement
Essence Statement
The Cornerstones
The Motto
Student Learning Goals
Commitment to Student Learning Goals
Diversity Statement
Statement of Academic Freedom
Accreditation
University History
Location and Campus
Regional Centers
Statements of Compliance
Harassment Policy
2. Academic Resources and Auxiliary Services
University Libraries
Learning Enrichment Center
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
Accommodations for Campus Activities,
Conferences, Guest Speakers, Etc.
Testing and Proctoring Services
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Writing Center
Math Center
Academic Advising
Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education
Student Post Office
University Bookstore
Duplicating, Graphics Center, and Screen Printing
Computers
Information and Media Technology (IMT)
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Student Phone Service
Trolley Service
Turner Campus Center
3. Admissions Policies
Undergraduate Admission to the University
Admission Deadlines
Policy Regarding False Information
Freshman Applicants
Transfer Applicants
Homeschooled Students
High School Nongraduates
Part-time Applicants
Re-admission and Re-enrollment
Admission Status
Notification of Admission
Confirmation of Admission
Admission to Particular Majors
Veterans’ Education Benefits
Campus Housing
Proficiency Exams
Credit by Examination
Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
International Students and Scholars (ISS)
International Undergraduate Admission
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
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4. Financial Information
Student Financial Services
Cost of Attendance 2012–13
Payment Plan
Refund Policy and Withdrawal Information
Financial Agreement
Student Employment
Financial Aid
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Types of Financial Aid
Federal Aid
State Aid
Institutional Aid
Underwriting Organizations
Outside Aid
Financial Aid Policies
Financial Aid Packaging
Financial Aid Policy for International, Study Abroad,
and Off-campus Programs
Keeping in Touch
Minimum Enrollment
Nondiscrimination
Release of Records
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Definitions
Appeals
Stacking Financial Aid
Verification
5. Academic Policies
Reservation of Rights
Academic Integrity
Course Numbering System
Academic Calendar
Registering for Classes
Late Registration
Add/Drop Period
Instructor Drop Policy
Credit Hours
Study Load
Declaration of Major
Concurrent Enrollment Policy
Auditing
Grading
Incomplete Grades
Attendance Regulation
Repeated Courses
Final Examinations and Waiver Examinations
Waivers
Transfer Work
Academic Policy Exceptions
Normal Progress Toward a Degree
Classification of Students
Deans’ List
Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate Students
Independent Study
Course Replacement
Academic Probation and Dismissal
Re-application after Academic Dismissal
Withdrawal from Courses
Withdrawal from the University
Student Records Policy
Notification of Rights under FERPA
Undergraduate Grievance Policy
6. Academic Programs
The information and policies included in this catalog are accurate as of the
date of publication. The university reserves the right to make changes of any
kind whenever these are deemed necessary or desirable.
Degree Programs
Correspondence Course Credit
Graduation Requirements
Degree Posting Dates
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Commencement
Honors at Commencement
Honor Societies
General Studies Program
General Studies Requirements
Diversity in the Classroom
Honors Program
Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research
Preprofessional Programs
Center for Global Learning & Engagement
APU Programs
CCCU Programs
Additional Approved Off-campus Programs
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC)
Center for Research in Science (CRIS)
7. Student Life
Student Life
Student Government Association (SGA)
Athletics
Campus Pastors
Campus Safety
Career Services
Chapel Programs
Communiversity
Health Services
Health Insurance
International Student Health Insurance
Housing Services
Mexico Outreach
Office of World Missions
International Center (IC)
International Enrollment Services (IES)
International Students and Scholars (ISS)
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
Multi-Ethnic Programs (MEP)
Ministry and Service (MAS)
Night of Champions
Orientation and Transitions (OAT)
Residence Life
Student Standards of Conduct
University Counseling Center (UCC)
Women’s Resource Center (WRC)
8. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Ethnic Studies
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Humanities Program
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Liberal Studies/Undergraduate Education K–8 Program 95
Major in Liberal Studies
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Concentrations in
Art
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English
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Math
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Music
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Physical Education
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Psychology I
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Psychology II
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Science I
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Science II
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Social Science
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Spanish
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Minor in Liberal Studies
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Department of Art and Design
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Majors in
Art
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Studio Art Concentration
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Teaching Concentration
Visual Art (BFA)
Graphic Design
Minors in
Art
Art History
Art with Concentrations
Ceramics
Crafts
Drawing and Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Interdisciplinary
Graphic Design
Department of Biology and Chemistry
Majors in
Applied Health
Physical Therapy Emphasis
Physician Assistant Emphasis
Business Emphasis
Biochemistry
Biology
Ecological Emphasis
Molecular Emphasis
Organismal Emphasis
Chemistry
Minors in
Biology
Chemistry
Department of Communication Studies
Majors in
Communication Studies
Interpersonal and Organizational Emphasis
Media Studies Emphasis
Rhetoric and Public Address Emphasis
Journalism
Minors in
Communication Studies
Journalism
Department of Computer Science
Majors in
Computer Science
Computer Information Systems
(traditional)
Information Security
(accelerated)
Management Information Systems
or Computer Information Systems
(accelerated)
Minor in
Computer Science
Department of English
Major in
English
Literature Concentration
Teaching Concentration
Writing Concentration
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English
Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL
Majors in
Global Studies
Sociology
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Sociology
TESOL
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Majors in
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Political Science
Social Science
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History
Political Science
International Relations
PreLaw
Department of Mathematics and Physics
Majors in
Math
Physics
Math/Physics
Minors in
Math
Physics
Pre-engineering
2/2 Program
3/2 Program
Department of Modern Languages
Major in
Spanish
Non Single-Subject Teaching Credential
Single-Subject Teaching Credential
Minors in
French
Spanish
Department of Psychology
Major in
Psychology
Concentrations in
Child Life Specialist
Counseling Psychology
Family and Child
General Psychology
Health Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychological Sciences
Psychology and Ministry
Sports Psychology
Minor in
Psychology
Department of Theater, Film, and Television
Majors in
Acting for Stage and Screen (BFA)
Cinematic Arts (B.A.)
Critical Studies
Screenwriting
Cinematic Arts Production (BFA)
Theater Arts
Minors in
Critical Studies
Screenwriting
Theater Arts
9. School of Adult and Professional Studies
Majors in
Organizational Leadership (also online)
Christian Leadership
Information Security
Management Information Systems
or Computer Information Systems
Liberal Studies (also online)
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Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Majors in
Applied Exercise Science
Athletic Training
Physical Education
Minor in
Athletic Coaching
Department of Leadership and
College Student Development
Minor in
Leadership
Department of Undergraduate Social Work
Major in
Social Work
11. School of Business and Management
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Business Management (B.A.)
Finance (B.S.)
International Business (B.S.)
Marketing (B.S.)
Economics (B.A.)
International Development Concentration
Business Concentration
Economics (B.S.)
Minors in
Business Management
Finance
Marketing
Economics
Young Executive MBA Program (Five-Year Plan)
Young Executive Master of Arts in Management
(Five-Year Plan)
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Music (B.A.)
Applied Music Emphasis
Music Education Emphasis
Music Theory Emphasis
Composition (B.M.)
Commercial Music (B.M.)
Audio Recording
Composing/Arranging
Music Business
Commercial Instrumental Performance
Commercial Vocal Performance
Music and Worship (B.M.)
Traditional Worship Leadership
Contemporary Worship Leadership
Performance (B.M.)
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Guitar
Harp
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LVN Programs
RN to BSN (accelerated) (also online)
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14. School of Theology
Division of Religion and Philosophy
General Studies
Christian Leadership (accelerated APS program)
Minors in
Religion
Religion and Culture
Department of Biblical Studies
Major in
Biblical Studies
Minors in
Ancient Languages
Biblical Studies
Certificate of Distinction in
Biblical Studies
Department of Theology and Philosophy
Majors in
Theology
Church History Concentration
Philosophy
Minors in
Theology
Philosophy
Certificate of Distinction in
Theology
Philosophy
Department of Practical Theology
Majors in
Christian Ministries
Church Ministry Concentration
Intercultural Christian Ministry Concentration
Ministry in Social Service Context Concentration
Pastoral Studies Concentration
Sports Ministry Concentration
Youth Outreach and Discipleship Concentration
Youth Ministry
Church Ministry Concentration
Intercultural Christian Ministry Concentration
Ministry in Social Service Context Concentration
Pastoral Studies Concentration
Sports Ministry Concentration
Youth Outreach and Discipleship Concentration
Minors in
Christian Ministries
Sports Ministry
Youth Ministry
Youth Outreach and Discipleship
15. Administration and Faculty
16. Academic Calendar
17. Index
18. Location Maps
19. Campus Maps
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Regarding the Catalog
This catalog is produced for the university by the Offices of the
Provost and University Relations. It contains general academic
and administrative information and specific descriptions of the
courses of study offered.
Because this publication is prepared in advance of the year it
covers, changes in some programs inevitably occur. Though
the semester/term schedule of classes is the final authority in
regard to classes offered, updated information may also be
found on the Azusa Pacific University website www.apu.edu.
A schedule of classes is available prior to registration each
semester/term. All classes are offered subject to instructor
availability and sufficient enrollment.
Azusa Pacific University reserves the right to change any of its
policies without prior notice, including but not limited to, tuition,
fees, unit-value per course, course offerings, curricula, grading
policies, graduation and program requirements, and admission
standards and policies.
This catalog supersedes all previous catalogs. The policies
expressed in this catalog and each subsequent catalog will
be controlling, regardless of any policies stated in a previous
catalog received by the student upon his or her admission.
This catalog and each subsequent catalog are supplemented
by the rules and regulations stated in department publications
and on the website. Where conflict exists between any of
these sources, the most recent rule, regulation, or policy will
be controlling.
Students who wish to obtain specific information about the
university not contained in the catalog are advised to make a
personal inquiry to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
Azusa Pacific University, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA
91702-7000, (626) 812-3016 or (800) 825-5278,
[email protected] or consult the university’s website
at www.apu.edu.
International students please contact the International Center,
901 E. Alosta Ave., P.O. Box 7000, Azusa, CA 91702-7000, USA,
+1-626-812-3055, [email protected]
General Information
The University’s Christian Worldview . . . . . . . . . .8
Diversity Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Faith Statement
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Statement of Academic Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Essence Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
University History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
The Cornerstones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Location and Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
The Motto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Regional Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Student Learning Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Statements of Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Commitment to Student Learning Goals . . . . . .10
Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
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The University’s Christian Worldview
Daily Living Expectations
The Faith Statement, Mission Statement, Essence Statement,
Cornerstones, and Motto of Azusa Pacific University provide a solid
foundation on which to build positional statements of the institution
as an evangelical Christian university. These documents evidence a
strong Christian commitment and form the core of the increasingly
far-reaching nature and scope of the APU community. They give
expression to a strong, clear, unswervingly evangelical Christian
worldview that permeates the university and guides its activity. As its
guiding center, the university is able to grow more effectively in the
confidence that its Christian nature will flourish.
The following are fundamentals held to be essential, and the university
expects faculty and staff not only to believe in them, but to practice
them in daily living:
The documents that have been part of the growing history of APU
serve as a cohesive core. Each evolves from the other, providing
consistency and natural coordination that demonstrates the university’s
worldview as thoroughly Christian.
A desire to be sensitive to the personal work of the Holy Spirit
1. The Faith Statement is the central statement of the university in
matters of identity and nature. It provides an evangelical
Christian declaration of the theological underpinnings on which
the university is built. It contains a clear description of faith and
living as a reflection of the institution’s heritage of integration of
right belief and right living.
A firm, committed desire to be God’s person
2. The Mission Statement provides the direction and task to which
the university applies its resources and effort, with the
understanding that the integrative nature of faith cannot be
fulfilled apart from a mission of transformation consistent with a
Christian commitment.
3. The Essence Statement describes the nature of the university in
living out core values in the pursuit of its mission.
4. The Cornerstones serve as a strategic guide to focus the efforts
needed to fulfill the university’s mission. They reflect the strategic
emphases of implementation.
5. The Motto expresses the foundational commitment on which the
university statements and policies rest.
Faith Statement
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible,
authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, creator of heaven and earth,
eternally existent in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth,
in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death
through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension
to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power
and glory.
We believe in the fall and consequent total moral depravity of
humanity, resulting in our exceeding sinfulness and lost estate, and
necessitating our regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the present and continuing ministry of sanctification by
the Holy Spirit by whose infilling the believing Christian is cleansed
and empowered for a life of holiness and service.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those
who are saved to the resurrection of life and those who are lost to
the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
A caring, effective love both to God and humanity
A Christlike unity and acceptance among believers
A lifestyle dedicated to God’s will in society
A growing, victorious state of mind because of the indwelling Christ
A daily affirmation of Christ as Lord
A willingness to serve the Lord, even when it involves sacrifice
A working faith in God’s promises for all needs and daily life situations
A witness for Christ without hypocrisy
Mission Statement
The Board of Trustees has adopted the following statement of mission
and purpose for Azusa Pacific University:
“Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of
disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the
world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional
programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a
Christian perspective of truth and life.”
Essence Statement
The essence statement of Azusa Pacific University is a philosophical
description of the institution and its people — students, staff, faculty,
trustees, administration, and alumni — who we are and who we are
becoming. We are an institution of higher education with a tradition of
Wesleyan evangelical Christianity. While acknowledging that as
individuals we are at different points along the way, we are all
nevertheless journeying toward the ideals described in the four
perspectives that follow: Christian, Academic, Developmental,
and Service.
Christian
We are Christians who:
Believe that God is the origin of all things and the source of the
values made known to us in His creation, in human experience, and
finally and fully, in Jesus Christ.
Hold the Bible as the Word of God, the basis of our faith, and the
primary record by which these values are made known.
Rely on the Holy Spirit to help us discover these values, understand
them, and live a life consistent with them.
Live as citizens of the Kingdom of God, who model its values and
thereby call into question the values of the world.
Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of our lives, our university, and our
world, and as the final authority for our faith and life.
Recognize that redemption by Jesus Christ and personal
acceptance of His forgiveness are necessary for human
wholeness.
Show love toward God (holiness of heart) and a love toward each
other (holiness of life) which express themselves in worship, self-denial,
and a special concern for the oppressed, and which encourage us to
abandon those distinctions that divide us.
Practice community among ourselves as members of the one Body
of Christ and maintain a nonsectarian openness toward all
Christians.
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Academic
The Cornerstones
We are scholars who:
Christ
Believe that all truth is of God; therefore, we recognize the importance
of each field of study both for its own significance and for its
interrelationship with other areas of knowledge.
Belief in Christ is central to all that we think and do, and who we are.
It is this understanding of God’s love that informs all our pursuits:
academic, service, and community.
Believe that God desires that we pursue excellence according to the
standard of His will for us.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and
in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the
church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead,
so that in everything he might have supremacy.”
Exhibit intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and critical openmindedness.
Are able to deal with complexity and ambiguity, and to communicate
effectively, weigh evidence, and make decisions.
Recognize that a knowledge of history is key to understanding
ourselves, our world, and our future.
Have a basic understanding of Christianity, the humanities, the
social sciences, and the natural sciences.
Know the language, art, and customs of at least one other culture
or know the cross-cultural issues within one’s own discipline in order
to develop understanding of, respect for, and cooperation with
those of all other cultures.
Promote and expand the body of knowledge related to our profession
or discipline.
Have a thorough command of the primary sources, methodology
and research skills, major issues, vocabulary, and facts in at least
one academic field of study and understand how the skills acquired
in this way may be adapted to other fields of endeavor.
Encourage and make provision for any person to learn at any period
of life.
Developmental
We are persons who:
Seek to develop a creative Christian lifestyle whose purpose flows
from a commitment to God through Jesus Christ.
Honor our commitments and take responsibility for our personal
behavior, decisions, and continuing growth.
Know from experience that self-discipline, struggle, risk, and
confrontation are necessary for growth, and recognize that because
of the grace of God we grow even through our failures.
Have experiences in self-assessment in every dimension of our lives,
in values-clarification based on biblical truths, and in planning for
continuous individual growth and renewal.
Understand the capabilities of our physical bodies and are
committed to the lifelong nurturing of our physical selves.
Service
We are servants who:
Are able to follow joyfully Jesus’ example of service in the world and
pour out our individual and corporate lives for others because of
God’s love in Christ for us.
Share our faith unashamedly, disciple other Christians, participate in
missionary endeavors, minister to the needs of all persons
regardless of their agreement with our beliefs, and affirm the unique
worth of every individual as one created by God, as one for whom
Christ died, and as one who has been given individual gifts and
talents to be discovered, developed, and directed toward service.
Are faithful stewards of our time, talents, and resources; welcome
and seek opportunities for service as a means to clarify and practice
our faith and knowledge.
Colossians 1:15–18
Scholarship
We are called to scholarship permeated by our Christian faith. We
are committed to teaching excellence. The liberal arts is central in
the curriculum, for we are dedicated to the education of the whole
person. At the same time, we value the role of professional offerings
that prepare students for specific careers.
“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve
from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love
her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get
wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem
her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with
a crown of splendor.”
Proverbs 4:5–9
Community
We believe in community. We are a richly diverse people who value
the worth of each individual. Our mission is to encourage, equip,
and enable each student to fulfill his or her great potential, and in
turn, encourage, equip, and enable others.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a
spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that
with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted
you, in order to bring praise to God.”
Romans 15:5–7
Service
Service is at the heart of our local and international outreach, missions,
and service-learning endeavors. Our students often find these
experiences to be among the greatest of their lives.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be
devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above
yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,
serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in
prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
Romans 12:9–13
The Motto
The earliest declaration of the university motto, God First, was originally
adopted in the early part of the twentieth century to reflect the desire
and commitment that this institution remains spiritually alive and vitally
Christian. An early publication stated that “it is the foremost thought of
our every activity, the principal lesson of every class, and the utmost
desire of every soul.” The foundational proclamation, God First,
continues to be central to sustaining the identity, mission, and
purpose of Azusa Pacific University.
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Student Learning Goals
Diversity Statement
While it is impossible to define the total educational process, it is
possible to pursue selected goals that reflect the university’s mission
and priorities. The following outlines broad learning goals the university
seeks to accomplish, foundational goals upon which to build specific
discipline- or program-based student learning outcomes at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
Azusa Pacific University is deeply committed to God-honoring
diversity as reflected in its mission, academic vision, positional
statements and the institution’s strategic plan. As part of Azusa
Pacific University’s commitment to God-honoring diversity, each
individual should expect to be treated with respect regardless of
personal background and abilities.
Students who complete degrees at Azusa Pacific University shall:
Statement of Academic Freedom
Christ
1. Explain the relevance of Jesus Christ and His teachings to their
major discipline, personal and professional values, ethics, and
commitments.
At Azusa Pacific University, we believe that all truth is God’s Truth,
and that God has made it possible for humankind to access, discover,
and understand truth. We also affirm that the knowledge of truth
will always be incomplete and that people, including those with
educational credentials, are fallible and may interpret data and
ideas imperfectly. Therefore, academic freedom from a Christ-centered
perspective must be carried out with civility, mature judgment, and
the awareness of the broad representation of Christian faith that
exists within this institution. Accordingly, Azusa Pacific University
affirms its commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression in
academic endeavors.
Scholarship
2. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
3. Critically evaluate, integrate, and apply knowledge.
4. Achieve quantitative, technical, linguistic, and informational literacy.
5. Demonstrate competence in the content and methods of their
chosen discipline or professional program.
6. Practice skillful collaboration within small group settings.
Service
7. Apply acquired competencies through service in various
community contexts.
8. Articulate their own intellectually informed values and cultural
perspectives as well as those of others.
Community
9. Demonstrate respectful and equitable relationships with persons
from diverse backgrounds in a manner that values differences
APU anticipates its students will continue to develop and use their
knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and faith throughout their lives to
benefit society, the Church, and themselves.
Commitment to Student Learning Goals
Azusa Pacific University is committed to university-wide assessment
processes. The set of Student Learning Goals serves as a foundation
upon which all curriculum and program outcomes stand.1 Building
on this foundation, each program and department devises student
learning outcomes for its own unit. These student learning goals
help APU accomplish several initiatives related to assessment and
evaluation:
1. Itemize attainable and measurable outcomes within programs
and among students.
2. Provide a mandate for academic programs and student life units
to define and assess student learning outcomes and bolster the
requisite institutional capacities to support these outcomes.
3. Provide a basis for planning, budgeting, assessment, and
program review.
4. Meet WASC expectations and assist in a synergistic effort toward
continuous improvement.
This institution’s assessment policy allows individual departments
latitude in formulating their own specific student learning outcomes
to support the broader student learning goals listed on this page.
The university-wide goals and the department-specific outcomes
define expectations.
1The
Student Learning Goals were devised by the University Assessment Council in 2005
and approved by the Academic Cabinet on November 15, 2005.
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The university recognizes that academic freedom has historically
been defined both by broadly accepted academic standards and by
the mission and character of the institution in which it is practiced.
Azusa Pacific University seeks to maintain an academic community
in which faculty are free to engage in rigorous scholarly inquiry and
expression within an intellectual context shaped by the evangelical
Christian tradition. In addition to this freedom, Azusa Pacific University
seeks to pursue scholarly inquiry and expression in a way that
extends and enriches the academic disciplines from the unique
resources provided by the institution’s identity.
Thus, at Azusa Pacific University, academic freedom is defined both
by the commonly accepted standards of the academy and by those
commitments articulated in the documents that are central to the
university’s identity as a Christian university. These documents
articulate the central commitments which shape the academic
community, and thus the practice of academic freedom at Azusa
Pacific University should embrace: a belief in God as the Creator
of all things, in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, in the Holy Spirit
as teacher and guide, in Scripture as God’s authoritative and
infallible revelation, and in the Christian community as an
expression and vehicle of God’s redemptive work in this world.
The university follows these principles in its practice of academic
freedom:
• Faculty are entitled to the rights and privileges, and bear the
obligations, of academic freedom in the performance of their duties.
Specifically, faculty are free to pursue truth and knowledge within
their disciplines in the classroom, in their research and writings, and
in other public statements in their field of professional competence.
At all times, faculty should strive for accuracy, exercise appropriate
restraint, and show respect for the opinions of others.
• Faculty are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing
their subject. Faculty should be careful not to introduce into their
teaching controversial matter which has no relation to the subject.
• While faculty are members of the global community, as scholars
and members of the Azusa Pacific University community, faculty
should remain cognizant that the public will form perceptions of
their profession and their institution by their utterances.
• In the practice of the academic vocation, complaints against faculty
may be generated. Faculty shall be protected from any request to
retract or modify their research, publication, or teaching merely
because a complaint has been received. Only complaints alleging
faculty violations of professional standards of the discipline or
of advocating positions incompatible with those commitments
articulated in the documents that are central to the university’s
identity as a Christian university shall be investigated, and then only
when the evidence supporting the allegation is more substantial
than rumor, inference, or hearsay. Alleged violations of the academic
freedom policy should be referred to the dean of the school/college
in which the faculty member teaches. The dean may recommend
a sanction appropriate for the case at hand including counseling,
disciplinary action, or termination of employment.
• In the event that a faculty member believes his or her academic
freedom has been unduly restricted, he or she may pursue
resolution of this issue through the existing faculty grievance
procedure as articulated in the Faculty Handbook.
Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges*.
• The School of Business and Management is accredited by the
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
• The School of Nursing’s programs are accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
and the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
• The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council
on Social Work Education.
• The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education.
• The Doctor of Psychology program is accredited by the American
Psychological Association.
• The Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training program is accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
(CAATE).
• The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
(CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association.
• The School of Theology’s master’s and doctorate programs are
accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
• The Department of Art and Design programs are accredited by
the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
• Azusa Pacific University offers teacher education programs
approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
(CTC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Education (NCATE).
• The School of Psychology program is accredited by the National
Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
• The School of Music programs are accredited by the National
Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
• The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is accredited
by the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
Azusa Pacific University is approved for the training of veterans
under the Veterans’ Bill of Rights. The university is listed with the
United States Department of Justice for the training of students
from foreign countries.
University History
Azusa Pacific University began in 1899 as the Training School for
Christian Workers, the first Bible college on the West Coast geared
toward training students for ministry and service. After mergers with
three Southern California colleges, the university has resided in the
city of Azusa since 1949.
Cornelius P. Haggard, Th.D., emerged as the right choice to lead the
school in 1939. Haggard’s early years as president were fraught with
adversity—enrollment was down and donations from the prior year
totaled only $27. Among his many accomplishments, Haggard
launched a variety of innovative fundraising efforts, including the
annual Dinner Rally that continues today. He traveled around the
United States to raise resources for the school, always trusting God
would provide a miracle to meet the university’s needs. Haggard
served for the next 36 years, achieving many significant milestones
along the way.
Haggard’s death in 1975 brought Paul E. Sago, Ph.D., to the helm.
During his tenure, Sago encouraged the development of off-site
regional centers throughout Southern California, and presided over
the addition of master’s degree programs and the development of
schools within the university.
Richard E. Felix, Ph.D., became president in 1990. Felix played an
instrumental role in initiating the university’s first doctoral programs.
He also reframed the university’s values as Four Cornerstones—
Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service—and oversaw the
construction of seven new buildings, a doubling of student
enrollment, and the quadrupling of graduate programs.
In November 2000, Jon R. Wallace, DBA, an Azusa Pacific alumnus
and former student body president, assumed the role of university
president. Known for his entrepreneurial approach to management,
program development, and transformational scholarship, Wallace
has overseen completion of the Duke Academic Complex, Trinity
Hall, and the $54 million Segerstrom Science Center, the most
fiscally significant project ever undertaken by the university.
Under Wallace’s leadership, study abroad programs have grown,
including the South Africa Semester and more than 40 other national
and international study opportunities. New programs under his
tenure include the Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, and
Ph.D. in Nursing. He also commissioned Vision 2014, the blueprint
for a 10-year path for academic accomplishment.
Accreditation documents and information about professional
memberships are available in the Office of the Provost.
*Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior
Colleges and Universities, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California 94501,
(510) 748-9001, fax (510) 748-9797.
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Today, APU offers 51 undergraduate majors, 30 master’s degrees,
13 credentials, 14 certificates, and 8 doctorates to a total enrollment
of nearly 10,000 students. The university is accredited by the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges, and receives 14 other
specialized accreditations.
Currently, Azusa Pacific’s award-winning intercollegiate athletic
program consists of 17 teams. Beginning in 2005, the athletics
program has won an unprecedented eight consecutive National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Directors’ Cup awards.
APU also belongs to the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).
More than a century after its founding, APU still serves as an
evangelical Christian university dedicated to God-honoring
excellence in higher education and equipping disciples and
scholars to advance the work of God in the world. To learn more,
visit www.apu.edu/about/.
Location and Campus
Azusa Pacific University is located in the San Gabriel Valley City
of Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The surrounding
mountains provide a rugged, wilderness-like backdrop to the
campus.
Situated on the 52-acre East Campus are the university administrative
facilities, library, classrooms, student union, gymnasium, residence
halls, and student apartments. The purchase of 53 additional acres on
Foothill Boulevard has provided the university with room to grow. The
West Campus now houses the Schools of Nursing, Education,
Behavioral and Applied Sciences, and Theology, as well as numerous
classrooms and faculty offices, administrative facilities, the Hugh and
Hazel Darling Library, a food court, a bookstore, the 3,500-seat
Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center, the Duke Academic Complex
and James L. Stamps Theological Library, and the state-of-the-art
Segerstrom Science Center.
Located just west of this campus is the Administration West facility
housing administrative offices as well as the Graduate Center,
comprised of Graduate Admissions, Graduate Student Financial
Services, and the Graduate Registrar. From one convenient center,
these offices work as an integrated team to provide students with
the tools they need to enter and proceed through their graduate
program. Students may contact the Graduate Center at:
Azusa Pacific University
568 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 815-4570
Fax: (626) 815-4545 or 815-4571
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.apu.edu/graduatecenter
The location of Azusa Pacific University affords its residents easy
access to the popular mountain and beach resorts of Southern
California and all of the cultural attractions of Los Angeles County.
Students enjoy visiting Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry
Farm, Universal Studios, and the major television studios. Desert
resorts are less than a two-hour drive from the university. The climate
is moderate, mostly warm, and dry throughout the school year.
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Regional Centers
APU has seven regional centers that serve graduate and
undergraduate students throughout Southern California, including
the High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Orange
County, San Diego, and Ventura County areas. See Regional Center
Locations under Campus Resources for addresses and maps.
Check with these locations for specific programs offered.
Statements of Compliance
Azusa Pacific University, in accordance with applicable federal and
state laws and university policies, does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical status,
or status as a veteran. The university also prohibits sexual harassment.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, operation of
university programs and activities, and employment. This policy is in
accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the
Americans with Disabilities Act; and Title III and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The vice provost for undergraduate programs is the compliance
officer, and inquiries concerning undergraduate student issues
related to discrimination should be made to the Office of the Vice
Provost for Undergraduate Programs, (626) 812-3034.
The vice provost for graduate programs and research is the
compliance officer, and inquiries concerning graduate student issues
related to discrimination should be made to the Office of the Vice
Provost for Graduate Programs and Research, (626) 815-2036.
Harassment Policy
Employees of the university work to assist students in all facets of
university life. At no time is it acceptable to engage in a discussion
that is less than courteous and professional. It is the university’s
policy that if at any time an employee or student believes that he or
she is being harassed (verbally or in any other manner) by anyone in
a public contact or an inquiry situation, he or she should immediately
end the conversation and report the matter to his or her supervisor,
chair, dean, or student life representative.
Academic Resources and Auxiliary Services
University Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Learning Enrichment Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Noel Academy for Strengths-Based
Leadership and Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Accommodations for
Individuals with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Student Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Accommodations for Campus Activities,
Conferences, Guest Speakers, Etc. . . . . . . . .15
Duplicating, Graphics Center,
and Screen Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Testing and Proctoring Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) . . .18
Information and Media Technology . . . . . . . . . .22
Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Internet Acceptable Use Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
University Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Math Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Student Phone Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Academic Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Trolley Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Turner Campus Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
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2012–13 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
Tutorial Programs
Tutoring services are available for numerous undergraduate
academic subjects. This service, provided by undergraduate peer
tutors, empowers students to become more confident, effective,
and independent learners.
Two types of tutoring are available, both free of charge to APU
students:
• One-on-one tutoring sessions (by appointment) in which
students meet individually with a tutor
• Small-group tutoring sessions in which three or more students
meet as a group with a tutor
Tutor Subject Areas
University Libraries
Azusa Pacific’s libraries include the William V. Marshburn Memorial
Library (East Campus), the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library (West
Campus), the James L. Stamps Theological Library (West Campus),
and seven regional center libraries in Los Angeles, Orange County,
Inland Empire, San Diego, Murrieta, High Desert, and Ventura County.
Regular hours for the three campus facilities can be found on the
libraries’ webpage located at www.apu.edu/library/information/hours/.
Special hours may be set for final exam weeks, vacation breaks,
and holidays. The regional centers’ libraries support the academic
programs at each center. For more information about library
services, please call (626) 815-5060.
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Accounting
American Sign Language
Anatomy and Physiology
Biochemistry
Calculus
Chinese
College Algebra
Conducting
English
Exodus/Deuteronomy
Finance
French 101, 102, 201, 202
General Biology
General Chemistry
German I and II
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Hebrew
Math Concepts
Microbiology
Music and Worship
Music Fundamentals
Music History/Civilization
Music Theory I and II
Music Theory/Practical
Musicianship
Nursing Fundamentals
Organic Chemistry
Principles of Accounting
Quantitative Analysis
Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202
Note: Additional subjects are added upon demand and availability of a qualified tutor.
Learning Enrichment Center
Supplemental Instruction
The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) provides a wide range of
academic support services for APU students seeking to enhance
their learning. The LEC is open from August 16 through June 15,
and is closed June 16–August 15. Services include:
Supplemental Instruction (SI) helps students in difficult courses
master course content while they develop and integrate effective
learning and study strategies. SI leaders attend course lectures,
take notes, read all assigned materials, and conduct three to five
out-of-class study sessions per week. Selected classes designated
for SI support are announced in class at the beginning of each
semester. Additional information about SI sessions can be obtained
by contacting the LEC at (626) 815-3849.
• Free tutoring in individual or group format
• Supplemental instruction in selected courses
• Support and training for the Peer-Led Team Learning
Program (PLTL)
• Individualized learning strategies assistance
• Disability services and academic accommodations
• Placement testing in mathematics, reading, and writing
• College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
• Proctoring services for correspondence and continuing
education courses
Mission Statement
The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) staff is dedicated to helping
each person experience maximum intellectual development and
growth. Every LEC program and service is built upon a foundation of
caring relationships in which staff members actively seek to know
and understand students as whole persons, and interact with them
in a compassionate, direct, and honest manner consistent with
Christian values.
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ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
The LEC is the designated office for:
• Verification of disability.
• Disability documentation archive.
• Coordination of direct services for APU students with specific
disabilities.
Disability verification and accommodations include students in the
undergraduate and graduate programs as well as adult professional
programs such as APS and ELM.
Accommodations are individualized based on the learning needs
of each student and upon documented verification of disability.
Accommodation examples include: advocacy, academic support,
registration assistance, assessment referral, and liaison with university
resources and community agencies.
Mobility Limitations and Parking Accommodations
Students with Temporary Mobility Limitations
Students with a physician’s or appropriate professional’s verification
may be granted a parking exemption that is valid for a limited period
of time, usually less than one 15-week semester or term. The
documentation must contain:
• Diagnosis and extent of physical injury or functional limitation
— and —
• Anticipated length of time for injury to heal.
Eligibility for a parking exemption is determined after the student:
1. Submits a completed LEC Service Request form.
2. Submits appropriate documentation.
3. Meets with the LEC director or associate director.
3. Schedule a meeting with the associate director of the LEC.
If approved, a temporary parking exemption will be issued. The
exemption allows a student to park in the campus lots designated
for general parking. The student is required to hold a current student
parking permit. This parking exemption (obtained from the Department
of Campus Safety) must be displayed on the dashboard or in
accordance with the current parking regulations. The exemption is
valid only for the registered vehicle of the individual named on the form.
Note that academic accommodations at APU do not include:
Students with Permanent or Chronic Conditions
Request for Disability Accommodations
1. Complete an Academic Accommodations Application available in
the LEC or at www.apu.edu/lec/disabilities/.
2. Provide documentation of the disability. Documentation must be
current within three years.*
• Diagnostic testing or evaluation.
• Special program for learning disabled students.
• Personal care assistance or equipment.
• Separate or special tutorial programs.
• Reduced standards of academic performance.
• Waiver of academic courses or requirements.
*Contact the LEC for additional documentation requirements.
View the university’s Disability Grievance Policy for Students on the
APU website.
Personal Care Assistance or Equipment
A student with sufficient documentation to justify the need for
special and long-term parking accommodations (more than one
semester) is required to apply for a Disabled Person permit and
placard or a “DP” license plate from the State of California
Department of Motor Vehicles, if he or she does not already have
one. In addition, the student is required to hold a current student
parking permit. The student is allowed to park in any parking space
designated as “handicapped parking,” or any time-limited space
(without having to observe the specified time limit). The placard or
license plate must be displayed properly and registration must be
verified by the Department of Campus Safety. This exemption does
not include faculty spaces, reserved spaces, or red zone areas.
No exceptions will be made for exempt parking privileges. A citation
and fine will result if these guidelines are not followed. Note that
illegally parking in a handicapped parking space carries a fine of
$330 payable to the City of Azusa in addition to a citation and fine
based on the APU vehicle code.
Students are expected to have the skills to care for themselves
when functioning on campus or when occupying campus housing.
Personal assistance necessitating an attendant may range from
hygiene and seating assistance to medication assistance. Students
requesting services from peers, staff, or faculty will be requested to
obtain a personal attendant. The provision of services by untrained
individuals is considered a safety risk to both the student with a
disability and the individual providing the assistance.
Direct inquiries to the Learning Enrichment Center,
(626) 815-3849 or fax (626) 815-3959, or the Department
of Campus Safety, (626) 815-3805.
Continuing Semester or Term Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities
Accommodations for Campus Activities,
Conferences, Guest Speakers, Etc.
A Semester Accommodation form must be completed each term to
continue disability accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility
to obtain a copy of the form from the LEC or from the website and
submit it in time for faculty notification.
APU, as a place of public accommodation, offers programs and
events that are open to the public and must be accessible to those
with disabilities. Conference registration forms, public announcements,
or advertisements should include a statement regarding accessibility
and whom to contact to request disability accommodations.
For further information about disability accommodations or to
obtain guidelines for disability documentation, stop by the LEC or
call (626) 815-3849, or for deaf and hearing impaired callers, TDD
(626) 815-3873.
Accommodations may include sign language interpreters, captionists,
amplification devices, wheelchair access, or other reasonable
accommodations. Note that services to individuals or participants
with disabilities are the responsibility of the activity host, which includes
academic departments, theater, graduation, athletics, or other groups.
The Learning Enrichment Center is not responsible for providing
accommodations for out-of-classroom activities that are not related
to achieving a degree or credits for a degree. However, the director
or associate director of the LEC is available to serve as a resource
or consultant to the group or department in meeting individual
requests for disability accommodations at such events.
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Service Animals as a Disability Accommodation
Testing and Proctoring Services
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) defines a service animal as
“any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal* individually trained to
provide assistance to an individual with a disability.” In addition, a
service animal is required to have a harness, leash, or other tether
and must not disrupt or impact the safety or fundamental purpose
of the learning environment.
The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) implements many test-oriented
services as a support to the APU academic community and general
public. The LEC is a member of the National College Testing
Association (NCTA), an organization of testing professionals in
post-secondary institutions and testing companies, and subscribes
to their professional standards and guidelines.
The assistance of a service animal on campus, including campus
housing, is afforded to students who have a documented disability
and who have discussed their accommodation needs with an
advisor in the Learning Enrichment Center. Animals whose sole
function is that of a family pet or to provide emotional support,
comfort, therapy, companionship, therapeutic benefits, or to
promote emotional well-being are not afforded legal protection as
service animals under the ADA and are not considered a disability
accommodation.
Proficiency Testing – Freshmen
To document a need for a service animal, a student must:
1. Complete an LEC Accommodations Application.
Application forms are available by request from the Learning
Enrichment Center (LEC) or by download from the LEC website.
2. Call and schedule an appointment with an LEC advisor.
Documentation of disability is required at this appointment and
must be current within three years.
3. Be prepared to discuss current needs and disability
accommodations.
*Note: The definition of service animal excludes rabbits, farm animals, ferrets, rodents,
reptiles, and other members of the wild kingdom.
Study Abroad Disability Accommodations
Students requiring disability accommodations for study/travel abroad
are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Learning Enrichment
Center (LEC) as soon as possible to determine the resources
available in the country of destination. Because the laws of the
United States do not extend to other countries, physical accessibility
and other accommodations cannot always be provided or may not
be equal to services provided in the United States. However, the
LEC works with students to develop strategies to address their
disability needs.
Each student is different and travel to other countries requires an
honest evaluation of what is required to identify and manage
individual disability needs and potential issues that could occur
while abroad. A discussion with the student about program fit,
course selection, and personal needs is a collaborative effort
shared by both the Center for Global Learning & Engagement and
the Learning Enrichment Center. Open communication ensures a
positive transition for students.
Procedure for students pursuing disability accommodations abroad.
1. Meet individually with an advisor in the Center for Global Learning
& Engagement to identify the best program fit in relation to the
student’s goals and academic needs.
2. After a study abroad program has been selected, the student
should meet with an advisor in the LEC to discuss disability
documentation and appropriate accommodations that are
considered on a case-by-case basis.
3. LEC advisors will research the case and communicate with the
director in the Center for Global Learning & Engagement to
determine the feasibility of providing accommodations at the
anticipated location abroad.
4. A follow-up meeting at the LEC will be held with the student to
discuss available accommodations at the location abroad and a
possible plan of action.
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The LEC coordinates testing in the areas of reading, writing, and
mathematics including Ability to Benefit testing. Proficiency testing
is available to all entering freshmen and transfer students entering
with fewer than 28 units. It is also available to students who have not
completed their mathematics and/or writing course requirements.
Students are allowed to test without cost once per semester. Testing is
available in the LEC by appointment only, Monday through Friday.
Proficiency test results in English, math, or reading from other
academic institutions may be acceptable provided that the test is
a nationally normed exam and the institution does not incorporate
additional data into the score. Course recommendations based on
test results may or may not correspond to APU course requirements.
For evaluation, forward or fax a printout of the exam results to the
LEC at (626) 815-3859 along with a contact name and number from
that institution’s assessment center.
Reading Proficiency Requirement
Students who are admitted to APU with SAT Verbal or ACT Reading
scores at or below the minimums listed below are required to complete
a reading course. College Reading and Critical Thinking (ENGL 099) is
required during the student’s first semester at APU and does not count
toward graduation degree units.
Required Course
College Reading
and Critical Thinking
(ENGL 099)
SAT I Verbal or
Critical Reading
470 and below
Waiver of Reading Course
480 and up
ACT Reading
19 and below
20 and up
Students may test out of the College Reading and Critical Thinking
course one of two ways:
• Achieve an appropriate score on the COMPASS Reading test.
— or —
• Achieve an appropriate score on the Nelson-Denny Reading test.
The COMPASS test is an untimed, computerized test of reading
comprehension that consists of approximately seven paragraphs,
each of which is followed by multiple choice questions. Skills assessed
include identification of main idea and major details, making inferences,
sequencing, identifying cause-effect relationships, and other higher
level critical reading skills.
The Nelson-Denny is a standardized achievement test in paper-pencil
format. It is a timed, 35-minute, multiple-choice test, in three parts.
This includes vocabulary, reading rate, and comprehension. The
vocabulary section has 80 items while the comprehension section
contains seven reading passages with 38 questions.
The COMPASS Reading test is available by appointment Monday
through Friday. The Nelson-Denny test is offered on the first day of
the College Reading and Critical Thinking class and only during the
first two weeks (add/drop period) of the semester.
ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES
Writing Proficiency
Students who are admitted to APU with SAT Verbal or ACT Writing
scores at or below the minimums listed below are required to complete
a basic writing course. Basic Writing (ENGL 100) is required during
the student’s first semester at APU but does not fulfill General
Studies requirements.
Required Course
Basic Writing (ENGL 100)
SAT I Verbal and
Critical Reading
470 and below
Freshman Writing (ENGL 110)
480 and up
ACT Writing
19 and below
20 and up
Students may test out of the Basic Writing course in one of two ways:
• Achieve an appropriate score on the COMPASS Writing test.
— or —
• Successfully complete a prompted writing sample.
The COMPASS Writing Test is an untimed computerized test of
sentence and paragraph skills and writing style. Skills assessed
include standard use of grammar, punctuation, usage, and style.
Students are asked to identify and correct errors in essays, then
edit and revise each essay by choosing words to fit meaning and
function, while maintaining the established level of style and tone.
The timed (one-hour limit) writing sample prompt was developed by
APU faculty. Evaluation of this essay by faculty in the Department of
English determines a student’s placement in either Basic Writing
(ENGL 100) or Freshman Writing Seminar (ENGL 110).
Mathematics Proficiency
Students who believe their math skills are higher than those reflected
on their SAT or ACT are allowed to “challenge” their scores by
taking the COMPASS or ASSET placement test. Transfer students
who have not completed their mathematics requirement and enter
without SAT or ACT scores are required to take the math placement
test before they are allowed to register for any math course.
Recommended Course
Elementary Algebra (MATH 090)
SAT I Math
430–490
Intermediate Algebra (MATH 095)
500–530
21–22
College Algebra (MATH 110) or
Analytic Inquiry (MATH 115) or
Contemporary Math (MATH 120)
540–590
23–25
Math Requirement Waived
600 and up
ACT Math
18–20
26 and up
The COMPASS Math Test is an untimed, adaptive, computerized
test of math skills ranging from basic mathematical functions
through college-level algebra. The number and type of problems
each student receives depends upon the student’s performance on
each problem. A four-function, scientific or graphing calculator is
allowed. Acceptable types of calculators include the TI-84 or TI-83.
The ASSET Advanced Mathematics test is a paper-pencil test
designed to provide placement recommendations for students
who are currently enrolled in or who have tested (SAT/ACT) into
Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, or College Algebra.
Each test is 25 minutes.
COMPASS or ASSET test scores in mathematics are valid for two
(2) years. If a student does not complete the recommended course(s)
within those two years then a retest is required to ascertain current
skill levels.
The ACT website at www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html
contains sample problems for the reading, writing, and math tests.
Advanced Math Placement Test
Students planning to enroll in the advanced series of mathematics
courses are expected to demonstrate their skill preparation for those
courses. Accomplishing an appropriate placement score on the
COMPASS Advanced Math test will verify this prerequisite. Courses
in the advanced math sequence include: Applied Calculus,
Quantitative Analysis, Precalculus, and Calculus I.
Students applying to the School of Business and Management are
required to complete College Algebra (MATH 110) with a grade of B
or better. This requirement can also be satisfied by an appropriate
score on the COMPASS Advanced Math test or the College Algebra
CLEP test.
FLATS Foreign Language Testing
To meet the APU language requirement, students must complete
one year of college-level study in a foreign language. A waiver of the
language requirement may be a viable option for students who have
mastered a certain level of proficiency in a foreign language.
The Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) at BYU,
a viable option for many students, offers more than 50 languages
through correspondence tests.
The tests for non-BYU students are pass-fail only, cost $50, and are
available for waiver only at APU—not course credit. The tests cover
listening, reading and grammar; are in multiple-choice format; and
students are allowed two-and-a-half hours to complete. Waivers are
available for 101, 102, and 201.
STEPS:
1. Register at http://flats.byu.edu.
2. On the top menu click on: General Information, About FLATS
3. On the left menu, at the bottom of the list, click on:
Tests by Correspondence for a list of available tests.
4. Click on Registration.
5. Complete the registration form making sure to select
Azusa Pacific University as your Current University.
6. Pay for the test.
7. Check that all information is correct, click Submit.
8. Call the LEC at (626) 815-3849 to schedule a date and time to
take the exam.
NOTE:
• It is the student’s responsibility to call the LEC.
• Tests not taken or scheduled within 30 days of receipt in the LEC
will be returned to BYU.
Plan Ahead:
• Allow four to six weeks for completion of the test, scoring, and
reporting.
• Study materials are not available through BYU or the LEC.
• Check the BYU website for the most recent exam list and
fee information.
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Examination Proctoring
Military CLEP Candidates
The LEC is a test-proctoring center for students enrolled in
correspondence, continuing education, or online courses.
To request an LEC-proctored exam:
CLEP exams are free to eligible military personnel. See the chart
for candidate eligibility. To reserve an appointment time, military
personnel are required to pay a nonrefundable administration fee
of $15 per test (check or money order made payable to APU).
• Contact the institution for approval to have the LEC designated as
the proctor center.
Candidate Status
CLEP Fee
Active Duty Military
Air Force
Army
Marine Corps
Navy
Coast Guard
National Guard and Reserve Component
No Fee1
Spouses and Civilian Employees of:
Air Force Reserve
Air National Guard
Army National Guard
Army Reserve
Coast Guard
No Fee1
• Send all exams to the LEC, Attention: Office Manager.
• Call the LEC at (626) 815-3849 to notify the office of the exam’s
pending arrival.
When the exam arrives, the office manager will call the student to
schedule an appointment. Failure to show for a scheduled exam will
result in the exam being returned to the institution of origin.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP is a national program that allows students to obtain credit by
examination. CLEP examinations are computer based and create
instant score reports. CLEP examinations cover material taught in
courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years
of college. Each exam is 90 minutes long and primarily comprises
multiple-choice questions; however, some exams do have fill-ins.
Note that examinations in composition and literature have an additional
90-minute essay section. At APU, an unlimited number of credits
can be earned through CLEP.
The CLEP program’s long-standing policy limiting test retakes
to every six months provides students an opportunity to spend
additional time preparing for the exam or the option of taking a
classroom course. Please note that no CLEP units will be accepted
in a student’s final (graduating) semester.
DOD Acquisition Workforce
Personnel*
*Are eligible for the following exams only
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
To take a CLEP exam, students must:
• Submit a completed registration form to the LEC and make an
appointment.
• Submit a check or money order payable to APU in the amount
of $20, which is a nonrefundable service fee.
Veterans
• Pay the exam fee on the day of the exam by credit card,
check, or money order made payable to CLEP. Cash is
not accepted.
No Fee1
Veterans must pay
the CLEP fee in
advance and seek
reimbursement
from the Veterans
Administration
using their
canceled check
or credit card
statement as
proof of receipt.2
• Bring two forms of picture ID on the day of the test.
Note: There is a $10 fee for the CLEP essay in College Composition
Modular and/or Analyzing and Interpreting Literature or any other
optional essay. The fee is due on the day of the examination. Essay
exams are read by faculty in the Department of English, and their
decision is final.
1Tests
are funded by DANTES. Questions regarding eligibility for DANTES-funded CLEP
exams should be directed to DANTES (850) 452-1063.
2Veterans
are eligible for reimbursement of the CLEP fee under provisions of the Veterans
Benefits Improvement Act of 2004.
All eligible candidates MUST present a current military identification
card and a second form of government-issued photo ID with
signature at the time of the exam.
Registration forms are available in the LEC or on the LEC
website (www.apu.edu/lec/clep/form/). Study guides are
available in the University Bookstore or any local bookstore.
In addition, visit the CLEP Prep Center on the College Board
website (www.collegeboard.com/clep/) for useful tips on
assessing and preparing for any of the CLEP exams.
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Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP allows students to demonstrate mastery of college-level subjects.
Subject
Business
Financial Accounting
Business Law, Introductory
Information Systems and Computer Applications
Management, Principles of
Marketing, Principles of
Macroeconomics, Principles of
Microeconomics, Principles of
Composition and Literature
American Literature*
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature*
College Composition (with or without essay)
English Literature*
College Composition Modular*
Modern Languages
French Language
German Language
Spanish Language
History and Social Sciences
American Government
Educational Psychology, Introduction to
History of U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877
History of U.S. II: 1865 to the Present
Human Growth and Development**
Humanities
Psychology, Introductory
Social Sciences and History
–Sociology, Introductory
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
Science and Mathematics
Calculus
College Algebra
College Mathematics***
General Biology
General Chemistry
Natural Sciences
Precalculus
Score
Units
Course Equivalent
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
BUSI 120
Not acceptable for BUSI 296, Elective, Non-general Studies
BUSI 240 or CS 205
Elective, Non-General Studies
BUSI 360
BUSI 250
BUSI 251
50
50
50
50
50
3
3
3
3
3
Not acceptable for ENGL 344, 354, Elective, Non-general Studies
ENGL 111*
ENGL 100***
Not acceptable for ENGL 222, 232, Elective, Non-general Studies
ENGL 110*
50
65
77
50
52
63
50
62
74
8
11
14
8
11
14
8
11
14
FREN 101, 102
FREN 101, 102, 201
FREN 101, 102, 201, 202
GERM 101, 102
GERM 101, 102, 201
GERM 101, 102, 201, 202
SPAN 101, 102
SPAN 101, 102, 201
SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
POLI 150
Elective, Non-general Studies
HIST 151
HIST 152
PSYC 290**
Elective, Non-general Studies
PSYC 110
APS – Elective credit only – Non-general Studies
SOC 120
HIST 120
HIST 121
50
65
50
54
50
50
57
50
52
50
50
5
9
3
3
3
8
8
8
8
3
3
MATH 161
MATH 161, 162
MATH 110
Required for business majors
MATH 090***
BIOL 151, 152
Required for science majors
CHEM 151, 152
Required for science majors
APS – Elective credit only – Non-general Studies
MATH 150
*Essay is required to receive APU course equivalency. Note that essays are evaluated after a passing score on the multiple-choice section of the CLEP is achieved.
**This test is not acceptable as equivalent course for students in the liberal studies major seeking the multiple-subject (K-12) teaching credential.
***This test is acceptable as a remedial-level course and is applicable as a prerequisite, but it does not count toward total units needed for the degree.
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Writing Center
The Writing Center is a free source of feedback from trained
writing consultants for writers from all disciplines and all skill
levels. Located in the Marshburn Library (East Campus), the
Center offers individual appointments, group workshops, and
print resources to assist in a variety of writing needs. The center
welcomes writers of academic papers, creative fiction, poetry,
and other genres. The Writing Center also offers support, at a
professor’s request, for specific writing tasks or documentation
forms particular to a designated course or discipline. The center is
developing a website where writers may go to get help or to find links
to other writing sites.
A faculty advisor for the major is selected when a student declares
a major. Students who have not declared a major will be advised by
faculty in a department corresponding to their general interests or
will meet with an undeclared major advisor in the Office of
Academic Advising.
While the advisor is a guide and resource person, final
responsibility for meeting requirements to complete a major
and a degree program rests with the student.
The Office of Academic Advising, open to all current undergraduate
APU students, provides help in the following areas:
• General information regarding academics at APU
• Academic advising for undeclared students
The Writing Center equips its staff members (undergraduate and
graduate students) with valuable experience in assisting others
with their writing in one-on-one and in small group situations.
Staff training emphasizes the collaborative nature of writing and
develops the interpersonal skills necessary for successful writing
conferences.
Writing Center Use
While walk-in sessions are often available, making an appointment
ahead of time is recommended to guarantee a convenient time slot.
Appointments may be made in person or by phone during operating
hours. Handouts and print resources are available for use without an
appointment. The Writing Center welcomes visits from students as
well as faculty and staff.
The center is open September through April, Monday through Friday,
from approximately 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (hours may vary slightly).
Expanded hours may be available in the future.
Math Center
The Department of Mathematics and Physics sponsors a Math
Center for assistance with mathematics and physics courses.
Housed in Segerstrom Science Center 170, the Math Center
provides an out-of-classroom setting where students gather to
actively learn and teach math and physics. The Math Center is
especially useful for students who are just beginning to develop
their abilities in math and physics. The room is fully equipped with
computer workstations, white boards, and plenty of large tables.
Skilled student tutors (APU math and physics majors) staff the
center for walk-in tutoring Monday through Thursday, throughout
each semester.
In addition to tutoring, the Math Center offers an excellent environment
for math and physics learners to practice skills and collaborate with
others. Many students regularly work on their homework at the
center knowing that help is nearby should it be needed. For more
information, contact the Department of Mathematics and Physics.
Academic Advising
Academic advising at Azusa Pacific University provides individual
academic advising conferences, monitors successful completion
of degree requirements, and promotes student development
through discussion of abilities and appropriate personal and
occupational choices.
Students are strongly urged (and often required) to meet with an
advisor each semester while attending APU before preregistering for
the upcoming semester. The advisor is a resource person available
to explore life, vocational, and educational goals and growth, as well
as aiding in academic planning and course selection related to the
major. Full-time faculty are available to advise students throughout the
semester, as well as during registration and preregistration periods.
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• Academic advising for students considering changing majors
• Assistance for students on academic probation
• Answers to questions regarding general studies requirements
and academic policies
• Options and strategies for academic difficulties
Additional resources are available to assist in the many areas of
planning and growth that occur during a student’s collegiate years.
The Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and the Undergraduate
Registrar process the official records concerning a student’s progress
toward academic completion of a program of study. The Office of
Student Life, the Learning Enrichment Center, the Writing Center,
the Math Center, and the Office of Career Services all provide
individual guidance to students through testing, skillsdevelopment programs, counseling, and information sharing.
Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership
and Education
The mission of the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership
and Education is to transform educational practices by equipping
college and university faculty and staff to identify and nurture
students’ strengths as the foundation for engaging students in the
learning process and helping them to achieve excellence.
The following “TRIAD” of activities enables the Noel Academy for
Strengths-Based Leadership and Education to fulfill its mission:
• Training: consulting with colleges and universities to train faculty
and staff to conduct strengths-based advising, coaching,
teaching, teambuilding, and curriculum design
• Research: conducting impact studies of strengths-based
educational practices and functioning as a clearinghouse for
research that is conducted on strengths-based practices
• Interventions: creating standardized strengths-based
interventions that can be implemented on college campuses and
in local school districts
• Assessment: creating a standardized impact measure for
strengths-based interventions, along with a protocol for student
interviews and focus groups
• Dissemination: through the website, periodic newsletters, and
biannual conferences, disseminate the best practices in
strengths-based education, along with the results of the research
and ways of connecting with other strengths-based educators
ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND AUXILARY SERVICES
Student Post Office
Duplicating, Graphics Center, and Screen Printing
All undergraduate students are required to have a university
postal unit box located in the Student Post Office. All unit boxes
are the property of APU and are operated by APU university staff.
Keys are issued to new students during registration weekend.
Students are required to sign an agreement to pay a replacement
fee of $25 for a lost key. New students may call the Student Post
Office at (626) 812-3030 after August 1 of each new school year to
obtain their new unit box number. Students maintain the same unit
box during their attendance at APU.
Duplicating
The Student Post Office is located on East Campus next to the
Office of the Student Government Association. Patrons may purchase
postage stamps, mail letters and packages via the United States
Postal Service, send intracampus mailings to professors and
friends, and receive mail from off campus. The additional service
of mailing packages by United Parcel Service, Federal Express,
and ONTRAC can be accomplished at the Mail Center. The center
is located behind the Darling Library on West Campus.
University Bookstore
Located on West Campus across from the Hugh and Hazel
Darling Library, the University Bookstore offers a wide range of
merchandise and services. In addition to all the materials needed
for students’ courses, a broad range of Christian books (Bibles,
Bible references, Bible studies, Christian living, devotionals, novels,
and more) and reference materials are available. The University
Bookstore is a one-stop source for everything needed to show
school spirit (clothing, hats, mugs, etc.) and for gift giving (Christmas,
birthdays, Mother’s and Father’s Days, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc.).
Students may also order graduation announcements, class rings,
and nursing pins, as well as purchase art and office supplies. For
students’ convenience, fax sending/receiving and special book order
services are available. In addition, balloon bouquets, Bible imprinting,
and complimentary gift wrapping are offered as well. Online orders
and reservations are available at www.bookstore.apu.edu.
Duplicating Services assists university departments in the reproduction
of documents utilizing resources, technology, and service opportunities.
Services include online job submission, scanning documents, black
and white copies, full-color copies, data merging, and DVD/CD
transferring and burning. Finishing services include binding, stapling,
pref/core, cutting, etc. Duplicating Services is located on West
Campus behind Darling Library. For additional information, visit
www.apu.edu/auxiliaryservices/duplicating or call (626) 815-5418.
Fall/Spring hours:
Monday–Thursday
Friday
Summer hours:
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
(Hours may vary.)
Graphics Center
Graphics Center is a self-serve resource lab open to the APU
community and to the public. The staff can help students create
professionally finished presentation reports, banners, posters, and
brochures finished to specifications. Products and services include,
black and white copies, color copies, buttons in various sizes, T-shirt
transfers, and faxing services. Both Mac and PC are available with
CS5. Finishing services include cutting, binding, lamination, paper
craft punches, cutting tools (X-Acto knife, Mat cutters), and foam
core to mount projects. The Graphics Center is located on West
Campus behind Darling Library. For additional information, visit
www.apu.edu/auxiliaryservices/graphicscenter or call (626) 815-5078.
Fall/Spring hours:
Monday–Thursday
Friday
Summer hours:
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
(Hours may vary.)
Screen Printing
Screen printing is a new service in the Graphics Center, producing
shirts and garments for special events and offering a wide range of
colors and fabrics. There are no minimum or maximum orders. For
additional information about screen printing, contact the Graphics
Center at (626) 815-5078.
Fall/Spring hours:
Monday–Thursday
Friday
Summer hours:
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
(Hours may vary.)
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Computers
Azusa Pacific University encourages students to have their own
computers for collaboration and communication, for searching online
library information resources, and for using the Internet. Students will
find that the computer is an important tool for their educational
experience.
Students may use the following as a guide for minimum standards
when purchasing a computer for use at APU.
PC
• Pentium 4, 2.4 Ghz Processor
• 512 MB of RAM
• Minimum 100MB of free HDD space
• 10/100 Base-T Ethernet card
• 802.11g compatible wireless card
• Windows XP
MAC
• G4, 1.0 Ghz Processor
• 512 MB of RAM
• 10/100 Base-T Ethernet card
• 802.11g compatible wireless card
• OS X 10. 4. 6
Information and Media Technology (IMT)
Information and Media Technology (IMT) is responsible for providing
strategy, training, service, and information in the area of technology
for Azusa Pacific University. IMT supports administration, faculty,
staff, and students. For more information:
– Visit www.apu.edu/imt and reznet.apu.edu
– Call (626) 815-5050
– Call toll free (866) APU-DESK
(866) 278-3375
– Submit requests via email at [email protected]
• The Support Desk provides assistance for students experiencing
trouble with home.apu.edu accounts or requesting a
classroom setup. It is also the location where camcorders
can be checked-out for class projects.
• Home.apu.edu, APU’s intranet service is a free benefit offered
to every student, providing the necessary tools to communicate
with other students and faculty. A home.apu.edu account
provides a free email account, free disk space for webpages,
and access to critical campus resources such as grades,
chapel attendance records, financial information, and library
online resources.
• There are two ways to connect to the APU Network:
1. REZnet is a service allowing student to connect to the
campus network from on-campus living areas.
2. APUWIFI is APU’s name for the wireless network.
Because mobility is an important part of a student’s
learning experience, the wireless network allows students
to connect to the Internet, use email, chat, search library
resources, etc., from various locations on campus,
including outdoor green spaces, without using cables.
Any 802.11g/n wireless card is compatible with APU’s
APUWIFI wireless network.
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• Antivirus Protection – Antivirus protection is provided
through a corporate license with Symantec. Symantec AntiVirus
will be installed automatically upon the first use of the APU
network and will be updated with each subsequent use. This
free service precludes the use of any other antivirus software
when using the APU campus network.
• IMT offers a distributed computing model providing computers
in locations where students spend the majority of their time
such as the libraries, and the student union. These 20-plus
computer centers are equipped with PC and MAC
workstations, printers, and access to network printers.
Software available includes SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite,
medical programs, databases, a variety of discipline-specific
programs, and full Internet access. Lab assistants are available
during operational hours.
• Video production, located on West Campus, includes
video editing suites, a live sound stage video control room,
and equipment checkout for mass communication students.
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Azusa Pacific University’s domain name (apu.edu) and other
university computer, network, and electronic mail systems exist for
the primary purpose of transmitting and sharing information for the
university’s purposes. The use of apu.edu by any individual must be
consistent with the mission of Azusa Pacific University and is subject
to control by the university.
Computer, network, communications, and Internet services exist to
promote the purposes of the university. Every attempt to protect
privacy will be maintained, but observation of traffic flow and content
may be necessary at the university’s discretion for security and legal
reasons. The end-user who originates traffic will be responsible if the
traffic does not conform to this policy.
User Requirements
1. Respect the privacy of others. For example, users shall not
intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files
belonging to other users.
2. Only use one’s own account and password; never misrepresent
oneself as another user.
3. Respect the legal protection provided by copyright and licenses
to programs and data.
4. Respect the integrity of apu.edu so as not to interfere with or
disrupt network users, services, or equipment. Interference or
disruption includes, but is not limited to, distribution of unsolicited
advertising, propagation of computer viruses, and use of the
network to make unauthorized entry into other computation,
communications, or information devices or resources.
ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES
Acceptable Uses
Calling Card Use
1. Use as a vehicle for scholarly or university-related communications
Personal calling cards may be used from the common area phones.
Since the telephone lines in the residence halls are university property,
students are not permitted to order a calling card against the
telephone number. Students must choose calling cards that
utilize either a local or toll-free number.
2. Use in applying for or administering grants or contracts for
research or instruction
3. Use in activities of research or direct support for instruction
4. Use must be consistent with university standards as defined in
its publications.
Unacceptable Use
1. Use of apu.edu or any other university computing resources for
illegal purposes
2. Use of apu.edu or any other university computing resources to
transmit or receive threatening, obscene, or harassing materials
3. Sending unsolicited advertising
4. Use for personal for-profit business
5. Use of the network by employees for recreational games during
working hours
Enforcement and Violations
Action may be taken by system management, subject to the
guidance and authority of the Internet Policy Committee, to prevent
possible unauthorized activity by temporarily deactivating any
member. Reasonable efforts will be made to inform the member prior
to disconnection and to re-establish the connection as soon as an
acceptable understanding has been reached. Any disciplinary action
deemed necessary will be handled through the normal channels as
explained and set forth in the undergraduate catalog, Student
Handbook, or other materials published by the Office of the Dean
of Students.
Student Phone Service
Azusa Pacific University provides telephone service to all students
maintaining residency in the residence halls. Each residence hall is
equipped with two telephones per floor, each located in common
areas. The university owns the phone lines in the specified living
areas, therefore, students may not request any other long distance
provider. The university is unable to offer any special packages such
as call waiting, caller ID, or call blocking. For complete phone service
information, please visit www.apu.edu/imt/telecommunications/.
Please contact the IMT Support Desk at (626) 815-5050,
[email protected], or Ext. 5050 from on campus for further
information.
Telephone Abuse
The university reserves the right to discontinue, deny, or restrict
telephone service without notice for any student it determines is
abusing the telephone system. Abuse includes, but is not limited
to: physical damage to equipment, harassment of any type via
telephone, use of an unauthorized PAC number, ordering a calling
card against the residence hall’s phone number, or nonpayment
of a bill. Unauthorized use of a PAC number will be investigated.
Those found guilty will be referred to the dean of students for
judicial action, and a $75 fine will be imposed.
Collect Calls
Under no circumstances are students to accept collect or
third-party calls.
Students Living in Campus Apartments
Local telephone service for all campus apartments is to be obtained
through Verizon Telephone Company. To establish phone service
with Verizon, call customer care toll free at (800) 483-4000.
The university’s sole responsibility to these living areas is to provide
one working jack per living area. To report problems with a phone
line, please contact the IMT Support Desk at (626) 815-5050, or
[email protected] An Azusa Pacific University technician will determine
if the problem is with the university’s wiring. If this is the case, the
technician will repair it. If the technician determines the problem is
with Verizon or their equipment, the technician will advise the student
to report the issue to the Verizon repair line at (800) 483-1000.
On-campus Dialing
From the residence halls, students can dial on-campus locations using
the four-digit extension number, which is also the last four digits of the
phone number. On-campus dialing includes all university offices.
Off-campus Dialing—Local Calls
The university provides local service at no charge. Students can make
free calls to the following cities, all within an approximate 12-mile
radius of Azusa Pacific University: Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park,
Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, El Monte, La Puente,
Monrovia, Pomona, San Dimas, San Gabriel Canyon, and Sierra
Madre. To dial a local or toll free number, first dial “9” and include
“1” plus area code if dialing outside of the 626 area code.
Off-campus Dialing—Long Distance Calls
To place any calls outside of the free radius, students can purchase
a calling card to be used from the common area phone. Please see
the section on calling cards for more information. The university
blocks all 900 and 976 numbers.
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Trolley Service
Turner Campus Center
For the convenience of students, staff, and faculty, APU provides a
trolley service to and from each campus area in proximity to East
Campus. Due to decreased demand, the service does not operate
during the summer.
Located in Azusa Pacific’s Turner Campus Center are the dining
hall, Banquet Services, the Student Post Office, Cougars’ Den
Café, and the One Card Office where students may purchase meal
plans, add Cougar Bucks to their ID cards, or replace an ID card.
Download the Trolley Tracker App at www.apu.edu/trolleytracker/.
In addition, the Student Government Association functions as a
part of the campus center. The SGA’s ability to influence the APU
community is derived from its representation of student opinion,
and its effectiveness lies in its ability to turn that representation
into service. The SGA administrative council provides a laboratory
for citizenship, social responsibility, and leadership.
Daytime Schedule
Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Four vehicles (two ADA equipped) operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
daily. The trolleys run counterclockwise from East Campus to West
Campus at the Felix Event Center, to the Segerstrom Science
Center, to the Soccer Field, and back to East Campus. In general,
a vehicle arrives at each stop every 7 to 10 minutes.
Evening Schedule
Monday–Friday, 4–11 p.m.
One ADA-equipped trolley runs counterclockwise from East Campus
to West Campus, at the Felix Event Center, to the Segerstrom
Science Center, to the soccer field, and back to East Campus. A
vehicle arrives every 15 minutes.
After Hours – Campus Safety Shuttle Service
Monday–Friday: 10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday–Sunday: Dusk–2 a.m.
Call the Department of Campus Safety at (626) 815-3898 to request
a ride.
For more information regarding the APU shuttle service, contact
Facilities Management (626) 812-3002.
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Admissions Policies
Undergraduate Admission to the University . . .26
Admission to Particular Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Admission Deadlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Veterans’ Education Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Policy Regarding False Information . . . . . . . . . .26
Campus Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Freshman Applicants
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Proficiency Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Transfer Applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Credit by Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Homeschooled Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams . . .30
High School Nongraduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Part-time Applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Credit for International
Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Re-admission and Re-enrollment . . . . . . . . . . .29
International Students and Scholars (ISS) . . . . .31
Admission Status
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
International Undergraduate Admission . . . . . .32
Notification of Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) . .33
. . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Confirmation of Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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Undergraduate Admission to the University
Azusa Pacific University brings to its campus students who are
committed to personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Applicants
must evidence sympathetic appreciation for the standards and
spirit of the university and exhibit moral character in harmony with
its purpose. The university encourages applications from students
who will contribute to, as well as benefit from, the university
experience. In assessing the applicant’s potential for success,
academic capabilities, as well as involvement in church, school,
and community activities, are reviewed.
Freshman applicants are not required to complete a specific set
of courses; however, the following college preparatory courses are
strongly recommended: English (four years), mathematics (including
first- and second-year algebra and geometry, as well as a third-year
course), science (two years, including a laboratory science), foreign
language (two years), United States history and government, and
strong academic electives (including fine arts courses). Prospective
students interested in the nursing programs must take, at the least,
biology (one year), chemistry (one year), and algebra (two years) in
high school.
Admission Deadlines
For the spring semester (first-year/freshmen and transfers)
Priority Application Deadline
October 15
All applications should be submitted by
December 1
(Final Deadline)
For the fall semester
Early Action* (first-year/freshman applicants)
Application Deadline
Notification
Final Notification
November 15
January 15
April 1
Regular decision (first-year/freshman applicants)
Application Deadline
February 15
Notification
April 1
Final/Firm Deadline for all
Application Materials
June 1
Regular decision (transfer applicants)
Priority Application Deadline
Final Deadline
February 15
June 1
*Early Action is not available to transfer students.
Policy Regarding False Information
The applicant’s previous scholastic record is considered an
important indicator of potential success at the university. Applicants
are required to achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in
high school or 2.2 in previous college work. Grade-point averages
are determined by the university. (For information on admission with
provisional or probationary status, see the section of this catalog titled
“Admission Status.”) While each applicant is considered for admission
on individual merit, certain criteria are used in the selection process.
However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee
admission to the university. These criteria are delineated in the
following sections. In some cases, the Admissions Committee
may request a personal interview with the applicant. Azusa
Pacific University, in compliance with federal regulations, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran.
Students are advised that admission is contingent upon the
truthfulness of the information contained in the application files.
Discovery of false information subsequent to admission is, at the
university’s discretion, grounds for immediate dismissal at any point
in the student’s course of study. Such dismissal shall result in
forfeiture of all charges paid and academic credits earned.
To apply for admission to Azusa Pacific University, request an
application from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Azusa
Pacific University, PO Box 7000, Azusa, CA 91702-7000; visit
www.apu.edu/apply/; or call (626) 812-3016 or (800) TALK-APU
[(800) 825-5278].
Application Fee
Prospective freshman students may apply for “Early Action.”
The Early Action applicant must be a high school senior and Azusa
Pacific University should be one of his/her first-choice colleges.
Candidates not accepted for Early Action may be notified that they
will be reconsidered for admission under Regular Decision. This will
allow time for additional materials to be submitted that might
strengthen the overall file (e.g., fall grades and/or additional
SAT/ACT scores).
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The full fraudulent records policy may be obtained from the Office of
the Undergraduate Registrar.
Freshman Applicants
The following information is required prior to evaluation of admissibility:
Application and Statement of Agreement
These forms should be completed, signed, and submitted along
with the Personal Statement.
A $45 nonrefundable application fee is required and must accompany
the application. The check or money order should be made payable
to Azusa Pacific University. Online applicants may choose to pay by
credit card when submitting their application.
ADMISSIONS POLICIES
Transcripts
Applicants are responsible for submitting transcripts from the high
school from which they graduated and each college or university they
attended. An official transcript is one which Azusa Pacific University
receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution(s)
and which bears the official seal of that high school, college, or
university. Azusa Pacific University reserves the right to request that
the transcript be sent directly from the issuing institution(s). High
school students applying for admission as freshmen should submit
a preliminary transcript showing courses and marks for freshman
through junior year, or through the first semester of the senior year if
the application is made after the completion of that semester. A final
transcript must be sent following graduation. The transcript and other
documents submitted as part of the application become the property
of APU and cannot be returned to the student or forwarded in any
form to another college or university.
Preadmission Tests
All freshman applicants are required to submit scores from the
American College Testing (ACT) Program or the Scholastic Aptitude
Test (SAT I). It is recommended that all high school applicants take
the ACT or SAT I by October of their senior year. Applicants may
secure detailed information on testing schedules from their high
school. The minimum SAT I score is 910, specifically with 480
critical reading and 430 math. The essay portion of the SAT I
will not be considered during the admissions process. The ACT
minimum score is 19. Meeting minimum test score requirements
does not guarantee admission to Azusa Pacific University.
References
Applicants are required to supply a reference from someone who
is familiar with their character. The university suggests a pastor,
youth director, or other spiritual leader. Family members and peers
may not fill out these forms.
Transfer Applicants
Azusa Pacific University welcomes applications from transfer students.
There is no minimum unit requirement that transfer students must
complete before applying to the university. The same items are
required as for freshman applicants (see above) with the following
exceptions:
1. If 28 or more semester units have been completed at an
accredited college or university, high school transcripts
are not required.
2. A minimum grade-point average of 2.2 (academic GPA) for all
college work completed is required for admissions consideration.
3. Transfer students who have been dismissed from previous
colleges must complete two additional semesters prior to
applying; take a minimum of 12 core units each semester;
receive no Ds, Fs, or withdrawals; and maintain a minimum
2.0 grade-point average.
In addition, transfer students must submit official transcripts from
any and all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit
was given. An official transcript is one which Azusa Pacific University
receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution(s)
and which bears the official seal of that high school, college, or
university. Azusa Pacific University reserves the right to request
that the transcript be sent directly from the issuing institution(s).
Transfer applicants who have completed more than 12 core units of
transferrable, semester, or college credit in the same semester may
not be required to submit ACT or SAT I test scores. Transfer students
with fewer than 28 transferable units before enrolling at APU will be at
freshman standing until at least 28 units are completed.
The university can give credit for no more than 70 units of junior or
two-year college work, and there is a maximum of 90 units that may
be accepted from a four-year institution. No upper-division credit
can be allowed for courses taken at a junior or two-year college.
The Office of the Undergraduate Registrar will evaluate previous
college work to determine its relationship to the requirements of
Azusa Pacific University. A credit summary will be sent to the
student showing those courses that have been accepted on
transfer and those courses that still need to be taken to fulfill the
university’s General Studies requirements. Only courses where a
grade of C- or above has been earned can be considered for
transfer of credit.
Azusa Pacific University accepts the completed Intersegmental
General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California
State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) certification
as fulfilling the lower-division General Studies program requirements.
However, the student must complete these provisions as part of or
in addition to his or her completed IGETC or CSU GE certification.
1. Students must meet the foreign language requirement
of 2 semesters of the same language at the college level.
2. Students must meet the Health Education and Fitness for
Life requirements.
3. Students must complete a math course from the Department
Mathematics and Physics with at least a prerequisite of
intermediate algebra.
All APU students are required to complete the requisite number
of “God’s Word and the Christian Response” and upper division
General Studies courses. In the cases of both the IGETC and CSU
GE, the certification must be complete, and the certification must be
obtained from the respective community college before the student
matriculates to APU. Students who do not receive full certification
will be evaluated by standard course-to-course articulation and will
follow the APU General Studies program.
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General Studies Information for Transfer Students
Students transferring in to Azusa Pacific University may have some of their General Studies requirements met by classes taken at their
previous institution(s). Additionally, the unit requirements for “God’s Word and the Christian Response” and the upper-division General Studies
coursework may be adjusted, depending on the number of units that the student transfers to APU.
The evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar. All students are encouraged to work
with the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar and with their academic advisor to determine their General Studies requirements. While the
following chart is to be a guide for the student, it is the responsibility of the student to see that all requirements are met. For
the most current information, please see the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar or the Office of Academic Advising.
Number of Units Transferred In
“God’s Word and the Christian Response” Requirements
Upper-division General Studies Requirements
0–27
All 18 units are required
All 18 units are required
28–45
15 units:
UBBL 100, UBBL 230
MIN 108
3 units of THEO
3 units of Senior Seminar
15 units:
3 units of THEO
3 units of Writing Intensive
3 units of Senior Seminar
6 units of 300+ level electives
46–59
12 units:
UBBL 100
MIN 108
3 units of THEO
3 units of Senior Seminar
12 units:
3 units of THEO
3 units of Writing Intensive
3 units of Senior Seminar
3 units of 300+ level electives
60–74
9 units:
6 units of GS-approved UBBL, MIN, or THEO*^
3 units of Senior Seminar
9 units:
3 units of Writing Intensive
3 units of Senior Seminar
3 units of 300+ level electives
75–89
9 units:
6 units of GS-approved UBBL, MIN, or THEO*^
3 units of Senior Seminar
6 units:
3 units of Writing Intensive
3 units of Senior Seminar
90+
(no correspondence units)
6 units:
3 units of GS-approved UBBL, MIN, or THEO*^
3 units of Senior Seminar
3 units:
3 units of Senior Seminar
All requirements must be met by approved General Studies classes.
*There is a 3-unit maximum from each discipline. The prerequisite for UBBL 230 is waived for students transferring in 60 or
more units. All other prerequisites apply.
^MIN 108 is waived as a prerequisite for the GS THEO courses for students transferring 60 or more units. All other
prerequisites apply.
Homeschooled Students
Admission is based on the completed application (see “Undergraduate
Admission to the University,”) with stronger emphasis on the student’s
SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants who are homeschooled and do not
have an official high school transcript to submit to the university with
the Application for Undergraduate Admission are not required to
take the General Education Development (GED) Test or the California
High School Proficiency Examination. If the student does not have
access to an official transcript or does not subscribe to a transcript
service, the student will be asked to submit a transcript created by
the primary instructor. The transcript may be completed by a parent
if that individual is the only instructor.
High School Nongraduates
Applicants who are not high school graduates may still be considered
for admission. Azusa Pacific accepts some students who have
acquired equivalency certificates or diplomas through GED tests
or the California High School Proficiency Examination. The Office of
Undergraduate Admissions evaluates such candidates’ individual
merits and high school achievement records. Greater emphasis
may be given to either the SAT I or ACT results.
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A person 25 years of age or older who is not a high school graduate
may be admitted with adult status by special action. In both cases,
the applicant’s test scores and experience are evaluated for evidence
of ability to complete college work. All such applicants should follow
the application procedure for new students.
Part-time Applicants
Azusa Pacific University welcomes part-time students wishing
to take up to 6 semester units. In order to be considered for
part-time admission, a student must submit the following items:
• Application and signed Statement of Agreement
• $45 nonrefundable application fee
• Official transcripts from all schools attended must be submitted
to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Note: If 28 or more semester units have been completed at
an accredited college or university, high school transcripts are
not required.
A student who is admitted to the university part time may continue
to take up to 6 units during following semesters without having to
reapply. Students wishing to take more than 6 units must complete
the full application for admission. (See “Freshman Applicants” or
“Transfer Applicants.”)
ADMISSIONS POLICIES
Re-admission and Re-enrollment
Confirmation of Admission
Students planning to return to Azusa Pacific University after an
absence must complete the following requirements. In the event
that a student leaves Azusa Pacific University for any reason (other
than a leave of absence; see “Academic Policies”) for one or
more semesters, that student must complete the Undergraduate
Application for Re-enrollment. All applications for re-enrollment
must be approved by the Offices of Student Financial Services,
the Undergraduate Registrar, and the Dean of Students before
re-enrollment will be considered, unless an approved leave of
absence has been previously granted.
To confirm they wish to attend APU, students must send a $300 tuition
deposit by May 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring
semester. This deposit is refundable only until the aforementioned
dates, with a written request. Azusa Pacific processes deposits received
after postal deadlines according to space availability. The deposit is
not an additional fee, but is credited to the student’s account.
Any student re-enrolling in Azusa Pacific University after an absence
of more than two semesters (excluding summer sessions) will be
subject to new catalog requirements unless re-enrolling to finish work
specified by an Intent to Graduate form previously filed (in these
cases, the policies described under “Application for Graduation—
Intent to Graduate” in the Academic Programs Section of this catalog
apply). In addition, all applicants’ previously completed work will be
reviewed by their major department to determine which, if any, major
courses and supporting nonmajor courses must be repeated or
added to complete the major. The reviewing department may take
into consideration any relevant work experience for major requirement
equivalence, but such work experience may not count for unit credit.
Admission Status
Applicants who are granted admission to the university without
restriction are considered to be in regular standing. They are permitted
to continue in this classification as long as they maintain a satisfactory
grade-point average and continue to meet the general standards
established by the university for admission and graduation.
Some applicants may be deficient in one or more of the requirements
for admission, but in the estimation of the Admissions Committee,
merit the opportunity to prove themselves at APU. Such applicants
are admitted with provisional or probation standing for one or
more semesters. Students admitted with provisional standing
are limited to 14 semester units. If satisfactory progress is made,
they are granted regular standing at the end of their first semester.
Students admitted with probation standing are limited to 14 semester
units with no Ds, Fs, or Withdrawals and a minimum 2.0 GPA. If these
requirements are not met at the end of the first semester, they are
asked not to enroll for the succeeding semester. There are a limited
number of opportunities for provisional/probation students per year.
In certain cases, the Admissions Committee may decide to offer
acceptance to applicants who have not completed all of the admissions
requirements. For instance, students still involved in coursework at
another institution will be unable to send complete transcripts to
Azusa Pacific University. In such instances, the applicant is obligated
to complete the admissions requirements as soon as possible,
including submission of all final official transcripts with no in-progress
coursework. When these requirements are met, the student will be
granted full admission. Failure to satisfactorily complete all requirements
in a timely manner may result in withdrawl of the university’s
acceptance offer, or forfeiture of financial aid and registration privileges.
Notification of Admission
Azusa Pacific University follows a procedure of rolling admission, which
means that a prospective student may submit a completed application
any time up to December 1 for spring or June 1 for fall. Students
applying for Early Action will be notified of their admission status before
January 15. Applicants for Regular Decision and those not offered
admission through Early Action will receive notification by April 1.
Transfer applicants will be notified on a rolling admission process until
the incoming class is full. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
maintains regular contact with all applicants regarding the status of
their application file. (See “Undergraduate Admission to the University”
for more information on Early Action and Regular Decision deadlines.)
Admission to Particular Majors
Admission to Azusa Pacific does not automatically guarantee
admission to certain specialized programs within the university. The
program admission criteria are set and acceptance is determined
by the faculty of these specialized programs. Information regarding
application deadlines and admission criteria may be obtained from
the academic discipline to which the student wishes to apply.
Veterans’ Education Benefits
Azusa Pacific University is an approved degree-granting institution
recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligible veterans
and their dependents seeking educational training may qualify to
use Title 38, Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35 and 1606/1607. Refer to the
Department of Veterans Affairs for eligibility criteria.
APU proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision
of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. APU
awards eligible students up to half the net cost of tuition not
covered by the standard cap set yearly by the Department of
Veterans Affairs. In order to receive Yellow Ribbon Funds, the
student must be 100 percent eligible under Chapter 33 of the GI Bill.
Campus Housing
Because the residential experience so strongly supports the mission
of APU, all traditional undergraduates are required to live in campus
housing during their freshman and sophomore years. Exemptions
may be granted for students who live with their parents, married
students, and students who have special circumstances that
present an obstacle to campus residency. Incoming freshman and
sophomore transfers must submit either a Request for Campus
Housing Assignment form and $250 deposit, or a Request for
Campus Housing Exemption form to the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions (both forms can be obtained from Office of Admissions).
Junior and senior transfer students may also submit a housing
request form and will be given assignments based on availability.
In years when new student enrollment exceeds the number of
campus housing spaces available at double occupancy, tripling will
be required for some incoming students. Housing Services cannot
guarantee that space will be available to accommodate all students
once the assignment process begins. Because campus housing is
limited, many students entering APU can expect to live off campus
sometime during their junior or senior year. While Housing Services is
the sole determiner of final housing assignments, specific living area
and mutual roommate requests are met whenever possible. Specific
requests are less likely to be realized once living areas begin to fill.
Please note that campus housing is limited to the Azusa campus only.
Proficiency Exams
Some new students with freshman status (fewer than 28 credit units
of transfer from an accredited college or university) who have been
admitted in a nonconditional standing will be required to take proficiency
exams in reading, writing, and math. If necessary, the student may be
required to take additional coursework to strengthen comprehension in
the area of deficiency. With SAT/ACT scores within a required range, the
proficiency exams are waived and the student will be placed in courses
according to his/her SAT or ACT test scores. Students may take
proficiency exams in certain subjects for placement into higher level
courses. Additionally, some courses may be waived based upon
SAT/ACT scores within a required range. (See “Learning Enrichment
Center” under “Academic Resources and Auxiliary Services.”)
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Credit by Examination
Credit may be earned through competency examinations. There
are three examinations recognized by the university: Advanced
Placement (AP) tests, the College Level Examination Program
(CLEP), and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
Credit is granted to students who score a three or higher on an
AP test, meet the cut-off level (individually determined by each
APU department or school) in CLEP subject area tests, or earn a
five or higher on the IB higher-level exams (see details on following
pages). There is no maximum number of credits that can be
accumulated from these tests. Credit received by examination is
tuition-free and applies toward the total requirement for graduation
from the university.
College credit earned by a student still in high school may be
transferred to Azusa Pacific University provided that the course
was taken at an accredited college. An official college transcript
must be sent from the college to Azusa Pacific in order for such
coursework to be evaluated for transfer of credit. Requirements for
transfer applicants apply.
Challenge exams are available only in the School of Nursing and in
the School of Adult and Professional Studies according to their
respective guidelines.
No CLEP credit will be allowed in a student’s final semester. For further
information on CLEP exams, see the “Academic Resources” section.
Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
The Advanced Placement Program sponsored by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers
secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level coursework while still in high school. The exams are
two or three hours long and cover one or two semesters of college-level work.
Exam Subject
Art, Studio Art, Drawing
Art, Studio Art, 2D Design
Art, Studio Art, 3D Design
Art, History
Biology*
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese Language and Culture
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
French Literature
German Language
Human Geography
Government/Politics/Comparative
Government/Politics/U.S.
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Latin: Vergil
Latin Literature
Italian Language/Culture
Japanese Language/Culture
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
U.S. History
World History
AP Score
Units
Class Equivalent Awarded
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective (credit for ART 145 with portfolio approval)
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective (credit for ART 130 with portfolio approval)
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective (credit for ART 135 with portfolio approval)
3, 4, 5
3
Aesthetics and the Creative Arts Core
3
4
BIOL 101 (Fundamentals of Biology) Nature Core
4, 5
8
BIOL 101 (Fundamentals of Biology) Nature Core and Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
5
MATH 161 (Calculus I)
3
5
MATH 161 (Calculus I)
4, 5
9
MATH 161, 162 (Calculus I and II)
3
4
CHEM 151 (General Chemistry I) Nature Core
4, 5
8
CHEM 151 and 152 (General Chemistry I and II) Nature Core
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4
4
CS 220 (Intro to Computer Science)
5
8
CS 220 and 225 (Intro to Computer Science and Fundamentals of Computer Science)
3, 4
3
ENGL 110 (Freshman Writing Seminar)
5
6
ENGL 110 (Freshman Writing Seminar) and Non-general Studies Elective
If score is a 5 in both English Language and English Literature, student receives 9 units – ENGL 110 and 111, 3 units Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4
3
ENGL 111 (Intro to Literature) Language and Literature Core
5
6
ENGL 110 and 111 (Freshman Writing Seminar and Intro to Literature) Language and Literature Core
If score is a 5 in both English Language and English Literature, student receives 9 units – ENGL 110 and 111, 3 units Non-general Studies Elective
4, 5
4
Nature Core
3, 4, 5
3
Heritage and Institutions Core, History Component (3 units of lower-division history)
3
4
FREN 101 (Elementary French)
4, 5
8
FREN 101 and 102 (Elementary French 101 and 102) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3
4
GERM 101 (Elementary German)
4, 5
8
GERM 101 and 102 (Elementary German 101 and 102) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
3
POLI 150 (American Government) Heritage and Institutions Core, History Component
3, 4, 5
3
ECON 251 (Principles of Microeconomics)
3, 4, 5
3
ECON 250 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
3
4
Non-general Studies Elective
4, 5
8
Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
4
Aesthetics and the Creative Arts Core
3
4
PHYC 151 (Physics for Life Science I) Nature Core
4, 5
8
PHYC 151 and 152 (Physics for Life Science I, II) Nature Core
4, 5
5
PHYC 161 (Physics for Science and Engineering I) Nature Core
4, 5
5
PHYC 162 (Physics for Science and Engineering II)
3, 4, 5
3
PSYC 110 (General Psychology) Identity and Relationships Core; PSYC 110 for Psychology majors
3
4
SPAN 101 (Elementary Spanish I)
4, 5
8
SPAN 101 and 102 (Elementary Spanish I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
3, 4, 5
3
Non-general Studies Elective
3, 4, 5
3
PSYC 299 (Applied Statistics)
3, 4
3
HIST 152 (U.S. History since 1865) Heritage and Institutions Core, History Component
5
6
HIST 151 and 152 (U.S. History to 1865 and U.S. History since 1865) Heritage and Institutions Core, History Component
3, 4
3
HIST 121 (World Civilization Since 1648) Heritage and Institutions Core
5
6
HIST 120 and HIST 121 (World Civilization to 1648 and World Civilization Since 1648) Heritage and Institutions Core
*Applied health, biochemistry and biology majors should refer to the Department of Biology and Chemistry policies for further information.
Note: If a student takes a college course for which he or she has already received AP credit, the student forfeits the AP credit.
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Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Examination Title
*Level
Score
Units
HL
5, 6, 7
—
5, 6, 7
—
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
—
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
—
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7
4
—
4
—
6
3
3
—
8
6
3
8
6
3
3
—
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
8
6
3
6
Biology
Business and Organization
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Computer Science
Economics
English 1A (English)
Environmental Systems
French (Language B)
French (Language B)
Geography
German (Language B)
German (Language B)
History
History of the Islamic World
Information Technology
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematical Studies
Further Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Physics
Psychology
Social Anthropology
Spanish (Language B)
Spanish (Language B)
Theater Arts
Visual Arts
*Legend
SL = Standard Level
HL
HL
HL
HL
SL
HL
HL
SL
HL
HL
HL
SL
HL
SL
SL
HL
HL
SL
HL
HL
HL
SL
HL
HL
HL
Credit Awarded
BIOL 101 (Fundamentals of Biology) Nature Core
No Credit Awarded
CHEM 101 (Introduction to Chemistry) Nature Core
No Credit Awarded
Non-general Studies Elective
ECON 250 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
ENGL 111 (Intro to Literature) Language and Literature Requirement
No Credit Awarded
FREN 101 and 102 (Elementary French I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
FREN 201 and 202 (Intermediate French I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
HIST 210 (World Geography)
GERM 101 and 102 (Elementary German I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
GERM 201 and 202 (Intermediate German I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
Heritage and Institutions Core, History Component
Lower-division General Studies Elective
No Credit Awarded
MATH 110 (College Algebra) Fulfills Math Requirement
MATH 161 (Calculus I) Fulfills Math Requirement
Fulfills Math Requirement
Fulfills Math Requirement
MUS 120 (Music Fundamentals) Aesthetics and the Creative Arts Core
PHIL 220 (Introduction to Philosophy) Heritage and Institutions Core, Philosophy Component
PHYC 100 (Conceptual Physics)
PHYC 151 (Physics for Life Science I) Nature Core
PSYC 110 (General Psychology) Identity and Relationships Core
Lower-division General Studies Elective
SPAN 101 and 102 (Elementary Spanish I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
SPAN 201 and 202 (Intermediate Spanish I and II) Fulfills Foreign Language Requirement
Non-general Studies Elective
ART 150 (Introduction to Art) Aesthetics and the Creative Arts Core
HL = Higher Level
Note: If a student takes a college course for which he/she has already received IB credit, then the student forfeits the IB credit.
International Students and Scholars (ISS)
Office hours:
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) assists
international students* throughout their stay at Azusa Pacific
University. Matters relating to immigration, international student
orientation, cultural adaptation, and international student programming
are coordinated through ISS. It is mandatory for all international
students to attend International Orientation as stated in each
student’s admission letter prior to the start of the program of study.
Requirements for F-1 or J-1 International Students
F-1/J-1 nonimmigrant student status carries responsibilities as well
as privileges. Failure to comply with the U.S. requirements for these
categories is considered a violation of U.S. law, invalidates the F-1
and J-1 status, cancels privileges of the status, and may lead to
dismissal from APU and potentially deportation. APU is required by
law to make regular reports to the U.S. government concerning F-1
and J-1 status students. While ISS provides many services to
assist students in maintaining their legal status, it is ultimately
the students’/scholars’ responsibility to maintain legal status.
Please note: the following list is not an exclusive list of all laws that
must be observed.
2. Work only on campus: U.S. regulations allow F-1/J-1 students to
work on campus for 20 hours a week during the academic year or
full time during vacation periods. Any off-campus employment must
be officially authorized by the U.S. government. J-1 students may
work off campus with authorization from ISS. To obtain information
about working off campus, students must consult with ISS.
3. Report any change of name or address: The U.S. government
requires notification within 10 days of any name or address
change. The location of the physical residence (not a post office
box) must be reported to the ISS office at APU.
4. Obey all laws of the United States: For details of other specific
immigration laws which may affect F-1 or J-1 status, please
contact ISS.
5. Please note: The major stated on the I-20 is only an indication of
what the student intends to study. It is not legally binding, and the
student will not receive a degree in this major if he or she does
not meet all degree requirements. Students may change their
major during their time of study, but this change must be reflected
on the I-20.
*An international student at APU is defined as any individual not holding
a U.S. residency or citizenship. Any non-U.S. resident/citizen is required
to apply to APU through International Enrollment Services (IES).
To maintain legal status, an international student must:
1. Be a full-time student: 12 units are considered full time at the
undergraduate level and 18 or more hours of study in the
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is required for
full-time status. For exceptions to this policy, students must
consult with ISS.
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International Undergraduate Admission
Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law to enroll
nonimmigrant students and issue the U.S. immigration document
I-20 or the U.S. State Department DS 2019 in order to obtain
an F-1 or J-1 student visa. Students who understand and agree
to cooperate with the university’s Christian principles and
atmosphere are welcome to make application.
To apply to be either a full-time undergraduate student seeking a
bachelor’s degree or a special student wanting to study for only
one or two semesters, please complete and submit the following:
1. Application for International Undergraduate Admission
2. $65 nonrefundable application fee
3. Affidavit of Financial Support (included in application form) and
current bank statement proving ability to pay for educational costs
through personal, family, or other sponsor resources.*
4. English proficiency documentation (See “English Proficiency
Requirements” section in this catalog.)
5. Two letters of recommendation included in application
(These letters cannot be from relatives of the applicant.)
6. Statement of Agreement (included in application)
8. Official transcripts sent directly from each school attended
(Transcripts must be translated officially into English.)*** Official
transcripts submitted directly from the student may be accepted
at the discretion of the admission officer if received in an envelope
sealed by the school.
9. SAT/ACT scores are not required. Taking and scoring at specified
levels could, however, qualify a student for additional academic
scholarship money. (See Types of Financial Assistance.)
10. Copy of a valid passport
*One year’s tuition may be required in advance and placed on the student’s account prior
to issuance of the immigration document I-20 or DS 2019.
**The acceptable minimum score is subject to change as the university deems necessary.
Some programs may have higher requirements.
***An official high school transcript must be submitted if the applicant’s college units total
fewer than 28. Official transcripts in both the original language and English must be submitted.
Grade-point Average (GPA) Requirements
To be considered for undergraduate admission, the applicant must
have a minimum U.S. system 2.75 grade-point average (GPA) in
high school or 2.5 in previous college work. If the applicant is
transferring from schools where English is the medium of instruction
with a minimum of 28 transferable non-ESL units, a 2.5 GPA
is acceptable. For the School of Business and Management,
a 2.7 GPA is required.
Some programs require a higher GPA for admission. Please check
with the department for more information.
Admission Deadlines
Semester
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall (September)
May1
June 1
Spring (January)
September 15
October 15
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December 1
Student whose native language is NOT English must demonstrate or
gain English proficiency in order to study at Azusa Pacific University.
There are a few ways to demonstrate and fulfill the English
Proficiency Requirement:
1. Prior studies in English
7. Essays (included in application)
Summer (May/June)
English Proficiency Requirements
Students can demonstrate English proficiency by verifying that their
prior studies (secondary or postsecondary school) were conducted
in English. Students must verify all of the following:
• Completed at least 48 academic semester units without ESL
support/classes.
• Studies in English ended no more than two years before applying
to APU.
• The language of instruction was English.
To verify these points, students must provide academic transcripts
along with an official letter from the institution where they studied
stating that the language of instruction was English.
2. English testing by one of the following two options:
A. International standardized English tests (TOEFL and IELTS)
Students can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting
a TOEFL or IELTS score report that meets or exceeds the
requirements listed below. The university considers the
component scores for admissions.
IELTS
TOEFL iBT
Total
Speaking
Listening
Reading
Writing
(Top Score: 9) (Top Score: 30) (Top Score: 30) (Top Score: 30) (Top Score: 30)
Conditional*
5.5
15
16
16
18
Undergraduate
6
18
20
20
22
*The conditional option is applicable only for undergraduate programs. Students
who score in the range of subsets listed below must take the corresponding
intensive English courses (and take other university classes for a maximum of
14 units at the same time), which may count for credit toward their bachelor’s
degree. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements for the conditional
level, may re-test at the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI).
Scores:
IELTS: 5.5
TOEFL Speaking: 15-17
TOEFL Listening: 16-19
Corresponding English Course:
TESL 101
Scores:
IELTS: 5.5
TOEFL Reading: 16-19
TOEFL Writing: 18-21
Corresponding English Course:
TESL 102
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B. APU English placement test
Students can also demonstrate English proficiency by
taking a placement test through the American Language and
Culture Institute (ALCI). This placement test is administered
on campus at APU. Please contact the International Center
for schedules, fees, and locations for the APU English
placement test.
3. Completion of an intensive English language program at APU
The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is an intensive
English language program at APU. Those who qualify academically
for undergraduate or graduate admission to APU and choose to
fulfill the English proficiency requirement through study in the ALCI
program will be offered “conditional” admission to the university.
Successful completion of Level 4 is a minimum proficiency for the
undergraduate program and Level 6 for the graduate program to
continue academic programs after ALCI studies. Students must
submit a separate application for ALCI.
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) within the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers preparatory English as
a Second Language (ESL) courses and intercultural programs to
equip non-native English speaking international students, scholars,
and professionals with language and culture skills needed to meet
the rigor of university life at Azusa Pacific University. These
programs provide holistic academic, cross-cultural, spiritual, and
leadership training for international and American students and
scholars, preparing them for academic success in the university.
Students focus on the development and demonstration of
competencies in academic research and writing, oral presentation,
and auditory and pronunciation skills. ALCI is an approved member
of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.
A student whose TOEFL score is below the scores required for
regular admission may apply to Azusa Pacific University’s ALCI
program. The student should submit an application to ALCI, along
with the $65 nonrefundable processing fee, a certified diploma, and
official high school or college transcripts. Any high school graduate
or transfer student with a 2.75 GPA may apply to ALCI without an
official TOEFL score and will be evaluated for level placement. ALCI
has six levels of study—basic through advanced—taught in two
15-week semesters, and a 14-week summer semester. Students in
level 5 may audit university classes for noncredit. Students
applying to undergraduate programs must complete level 4,
except students applying to the School of Nursing or the School
of Business and Management undergraduate programs. These
applicants must complete level 5 to meet the TOEFL requirement.
Level 6 is only for graduate students who have been accepted into
a program at APU. Level 6 students must complete TESL 500 and
one graduate class to meet ALCI requirements for certification.
Azusa Pacific University reserves the right to require additional
English testing and/or classes after the student has arrived at
the university, if considered necessary.
Students who take a leave of absence from ALCI must retest
their placement level after six months.
Applicants to ALCI/APU must meet the basic requirements of
listening and speaking skills that demonstrate adequate proficiency
to function in the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom,
and to produce in an oral ESL program. If these requirements are
not met, then the student will not be accepted into ALCI.
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Financial Information
Student Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Cost of Attendance 2012–13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Financial Aid Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Payment Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Refund Policy and Withdrawal Information . . . .37
Financial Aid Policy for International, Study
Abroad, and Off-campus Programs . . . . . . .51
Financial Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Keeping in Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Student Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Minimum Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Nondiscrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
How to Apply for Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Release of Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Types of Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) . . . . . . .51
Federal Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
State Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Institutional Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Stacking Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Underwriting Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Outside Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
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Student Financial Services
Mandatory Fees
Higher education is one of the most important investments an
individual can make. Cost should not be the only determining
factor in selecting the appropriate university. However, having a
clear understanding of the expense involved is an integral part of
making a well-informed choice.
The Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services assists
students in answering questions related to financial aid, student
employment, and student accounts. Simply call (626) 812-3009 with
any questions. Office hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cost of Attendance 2012–13 (effective 9/1/12)
Tuition
Undergraduate Full-time
(12–17 units for freshmen and sophomores*) $15,118/semester
Undergraduate Full-time
(12–18 units for juniors and seniors*)
$15,118/semester
Undergraduate, per unit
(under 12 units or over 17/18 units – see above)
$1,261/unit
Nursing Summer 2013
$504/unit
Audit
$631/unit
Undergraduate May/Summer 2013
$504/unit
Summer Study Travel
$316/unit
ALCI (No health fee included beginning 04–05)
Level I-V
$4,999/semester
ALCI (No health fee included beginning 04–05)
Level VI
$2,775/semester
*The maximum study load for students with fewer than 60 completed units (freshmen and
sophomores) recommended by the university is 17 units per semester. The maximum study
load for students who have completed 60 or more graded units of study (juniors and seniors)
is 18 units, provided they have maintained a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. All variance to
this policy must be petitioned through the department chair and appropriate dean.
Final approval is granted through the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
Room
Residence Halls:
Adams, Engstrom, Smith, Trinity
(180-block meal plan minimum)
Shire Mods (non-cooking)
(75-block meal plan minimum)
Apartments*:
Bowles – 1 bedroom
University Park – 1 bedroom
University Park – 2 bedrooms
Shire Mods – 2 bedrooms (cooking)
Alosta Place – 1 bedroom
Alosta Place – 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Alosta Place – 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths
University Village – 1 bedroom/1 bath
University Village – 2 bedrooms/1 bath
University Village – 2 bedrooms/2 bath
$2,121/semester
$2,121/semester
$2,391/semester
$2,543/semester
$2,241/semester
$2,346/semester
$2,989/semester
$2,337/semester
$2,453/semester
$2,989/semester
$2,337/semester
$2,453/semester
*Shire Mods, University Park, and University Village residents must pay utilities (gas and
electric). This will cost an estimated $400 a year per apartment and vary with usage.
Students are also responsible for connecting their utilities.
Board
250-block meal plan (245 dining dollars)
(10 guest meals)
180-block meal plan (335 dining dollars)
(10 guest meals)
120-block meal plan (373 dining dollars)
(10 guest meals)
75-block meal plan (299 dining dollars)
(10 guest meals)
45-block meal plan (130 dining dollars)
(No guest meals)
25-block meal plan (50 dining dollars)
(No guest meals)
Door Prices: Breakfast $8, Lunch $9, Dinner $9
• Meal Plan prices reflect a discount of these door prices.
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ALCI/Undergraduate University Service Fee
$170/semester
ALCI/Undergraduate Summer University Service Fee $50/semester
Freshman (Living On-campus) Parking Fee
$285/semester
Freshman (Commuter)/Returning Student Parking Fee $110/semester
Health Fee (international and domestic students)
$250/semester
(mandatory for all undergraduate students with
7 or more units and/or who live on campus)
International Insurance for Study Abroad Students
$350/semester
International and Study Abroad Health Fee
(summer only)
$100
ALCI Summer Health Fee
$200
(for students not registered in the previous spring semester)
Special Fees
Art Fee
Up to $80/class
Communication Lab Fee
$110/course
Exercise and Sport Science Lab Fee
$90
(AES 363 – Physiology of Exercise)
Independent Study
$125/unit
Late Registration Fee
$200
Late Intent to Graduate Form Fee
$200
Music: Applied Voice and Instrument
$335/unit
Music: Applied Semi-private Voice and Instrument
$150/unit
Music: Choir Outfit: Bel Canto
$350/year
Music: Choir Outfit: Chamber Singers
$400/year
Music: Choir Outfit: Gospel Choir
$375/year
Music: Choir Outfit: University Choir, Men’s Chorale
$475/year
Music: Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Hand Bells
$40/year
Music: MIDI Lab Fee
$30; $180 maximum/semester
New Student Orientation Fee (nonrefundable)
$100
Nursing Fee
$200/clinical/lab/semester
(includes malpractice insurance)
Nursing Licensing Preparation Fee
$200
(fee attached to course UNRS 496)
Online Class Fee
$40/unit
Return Check Fee
$30
Science Lab Fee
$90/class
Theater, Film, and Television Lab Fee
$35/unit
Transcripts
$5/copy
Rush Transcript Fee
$20
Transcript Overnight Postage Fee
Standard Overnight Express within U.S.
(excluding Alaska and Hawaii) (1–2 days)
$20
Global Express outside of continental U.S.
and International (3–4 days)
$30
Matriculation Fees
Application Fee for U.S. Students
Application Fee for International Students
Graduation Fees
Undergraduate Students
Charges subject to change without notice.
$1,878/semester
$1,564/semester
$1,267/semester
$908/semester
$461/semester
$235/semester
$45
$65
$80
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Financial Aid
Financial aid: prorated per day (assuming the student has
completed all requirements and his or her admission file and
financial aid file are complete prior to the last date of attendance).
Withdrawing On or After the 60-percent
Point in the Semester Charges
The student will be charged in full.
Financial Aid
The student will receive full financial aid (assuming the student
has completed all requirements and his or her admission file and
financial aid file are complete prior to the last date of attendance).
The Federal Government’s “Return to Title IV”
(R2T4) Policy
Financial Information
Payment Plan
In order to help families better afford APU’s one-of-kind education,
the university offers a 5-month payment plan each semester.
Due Dates
Fall:
July 10, August 10, September 10, October 10,
November 10
Spring:
December 10, January 10, February 10, March 10,
April 10
Amount Due
Semester charges minus semester financial aid,
divided by 5 payments
Please note: If the semester balance is not paid in full by the last due date,
the preregistered classes for the next term will be dropped.
Refund Policy and Withdrawal Information
APU realizes that extenuating circumstances may sometimes impact
a student’s ability to complete the semester. After the add/drop
period, when a student stops attending all of his or her classes
during the semester, depending on the circumstances, it may be
classified as a “withdrawal,” “leave of absence,” or “dismissal” from
the university. For the purpose of charges assessed and financial aid
eligibility listed below, a leave of absence and a dismissal will be
handled in the same manner as a withdrawal from the university.
Official Process: Withdrawal or
Leave of Absence
Contact the Office of the Associate Dean of Students. Before
ceasing attendance during the semester, students are advised to
consider how much they might be charged and how much financial
aid they might receive.
If a student withdraws from all courses in a traditional 15-week
semester, or doesn’t complete all the sessions of a modular
(sequential) course schedule, in some cases the student only earns
a portion of the financial aid already received. APU is required by
federal law to use a prescribed formula to calculate the unearned
portion of the financial aid received and return it to the federal
government’s Title IV programs.
Traditional 15-Week Semester R2T4 Policy
The percentage of Title IV financial aid earned is determined by
dividing the number of days the student completed in the semester,
by the total number of days in the term. If the student attended
60 percent or more of the days in the semester, the student may
keep all of the aid originally received. If less than 60 percent, the
government determines how much Title IV aid the student earned
(the percentage multiplied by the total amount of Title IV aid received).
Example
If there were 109 total days in the semester and the student
completed 54 days, the student would earn 49.5 percent of the
Title IV aid received (54/109 = 49.5 percent).
In the example, the student originally received the following federal
awards for the semester:
Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
$3,484
Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
$2,737
Pell Grant
$1,250
Total Federal Aid
$7,471
Per the government’s formula, the student earned $3,698
(49.5 percent x $7,471 = $3,698):
Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
$0
Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
$2,448
Withdrawing Prior to the 60-percent
Point in the Semester
Pell Grant
$1,250
Total Federal Aid Earned
$3,698
If a student drops a class during the add/drop period, no tuition
will be charged for that class. After add/drop period, if a student
withdraws from one or more classes but is still attending other
classes, the student will be charged tuition for all of his or her
classes (including the withdrawals). However, in the event a student
withdraws from all of his or her classes after the Add/Drop period,
charges and financial aid will be calculated as follows:
Next, APU determines the amount of aid that must be returned
to the Title IV programs (total federal aid originally received minus
aid earned).
Charges
The student is responsible for any owing balance this may cause on
the student’s APU account.
Tuition: prorated per day
Fees: not refundable
Room: proration set forth in the housing contract
Board: prorated weekly, based on the 15 week semester
Total Federal Aid Originally Received
Total Federal Aid Earned
Total Federal Aid to be Returned
$7,471
– $3,698
$3,773
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Financial Aid
This section covers:
1. How to apply
2. Types of financial aid offered
3. Policies
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1:
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
at www.fafsa.gov. APU’s school code is 001117.
Priority Deadline: March 2 (prior to upcoming fall semester)
Suggested Deadline: As soon as possible after January 1
(prior to upcoming fall semester)
Treatment of Unofficial Withdrawals
If a student fails to officially withdraw, and receives a combination of
all Fs, FNs, INs and NCs as grades for the semester, the Department
of Education considers the student to have unofficially withdrawn
from classes. APU is required to investigate and determine when the
student actually last attended class, and then perform the required
R2T4 calculation. If the date of withdrawal cannot be confirmed, the
R2T4 calculation is computed using a 50-percent completion rate.
This process is usually completed well after the end of the semester,
once grades are submitted.
Students Making Class Changes
Students may add and/or drop classes until the last day to change
registration. This date is listed on the academic calendar. After the
final add/drop date, there will be no refunds given for class
withdrawals.
Step 2:
Apply for admission to APU. Shortly after admission, students are
reviewed for financial aid eligibility.
Step 3:
Return all documents as requested. To finalize eligibility, the
student’s admissions and financial aid file must be complete.*
Priority Deadline: April 30 (prior to upcoming fall semester)
*If the student’s admissions and/or financial aid file is still incomplete
when school begins, all financial aid may be removed, and the
student may no longer be eligible to receive any aid for that
semester. See the “Deadlines” policy later in this chapter, under
“Financial Aid Policies.”
Types of Financial Aid
The following types (or sources) of financial aid are available:
Financial Agreement
1. Federal (provided by the U.S. government)
A student may not participate in graduation ceremonies, register for
further sessions, or receive any diploma, certificates, or transcripts
until all financial obligations (including Perkins Loans) have been
satisfied in accordance with APU financial policies. Any diploma,
grades, certificates, or transcripts shall be retained by the university
as a security interest until all such obligations are satisfied. Release
of any such security interest prior to or subsequent to any default by
the debtors shall not be considered a binding precedent or modification of this policy.
2. State (provided by the state of California)
The university reserves the right to make any changes in institutional
refund policies, fees, and expenses without notice.
Student Employment
The Office of Student Employment is a referral service for APU
students. Student employment is a vital part of college life. It is
estimated that nearly 60 percent of all Azusa Pacific students work
as a means of partially meeting college costs.
Students may apply to work on or off campus. If eligible, they may
obtain work through the Federal Work Study Program. (See “Types
of Financial Assistance.”) No job is guaranteed; students are
responsible for securing their own jobs. Job availability is dependent
upon a good match between the employer’s needs and the
student’s schedule and qualifications. Blocks of at least two
consecutive hours of available time are usually required.
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3. Institutional (provided by APU)
4. Outside scholarships (provided by organizations, businesses, etc.)
5. Alternative/private loans
Please be advised that funding from all of the sources listed is not
guaranteed. Budget limitations may reduce or eliminate any of the
awards described without notice. Also, on rare occasions the
amount of financial aid originally offered may end up reduced or
eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See
the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following section for more
information on possible restrictions.
Federal Aid
To apply for federal aid, students must complete the FAFSA.
Federal aid is categorized as:
1. Grants (free money)
2. Work study (paycheck from a job)
3. Loans (which have to be paid back)
To be eligible for and continue receiving federal aid, students must
meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the U.S. Department
of Education. The information provided below is a general overview
of the programs provided. For further information on federal aid
programs, the amounts, and their qualifications and restrictions,
please refer to the Department of Education’s website at
federalstudentaid.ed.gov.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Grants
Work Study
Please note: Beginning with the 2011–12 school year, the federal
government no longer awards Academic Competitiveness Grants
or SMART Grants. The government has discontinued these grant
programs. This applies to all students, new and continuing.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is awarded to eligible students who have met a
financial need requirement as determined by the correct Expected
Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA.
Qualifications
1. Financial need requirement (as determined by the FAFSA)
2. Has not previously received a bachelor’s degree
3. Enrolled at least part time
Yearly Amounts
1. Varies from $575–$5,500* for the 2012–13 school year
*Amount depends upon EFC and enrollment (award amount is prorated if enrolled less
than full time)
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the Pell Grant usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the grant in fall,
the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
To Retain Eligibility
The student must have remaining eligibility in the Pell Grant program.
The student must be enrolled at least part time (3 units per semester).
The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The extremely limited funds for the SEOG are awarded on a firstcome, first-served basis to the neediest students as determined by
the FAFSA.
FWS enables students to earn part of their financial aid award
through employment. Federal regulations allow the university to offer
qualified students a certain amount of college work-study earnings.
This money is not gift aid, but is an opportunity for students to
work and have part of their salary paid by the federal government.
Any student participating in the FWS program will be paid directly
through the on-campus student payroll. Base-rate pay on campus
is minimum wage. Individual earnings are not credited to the
student’s APU account, but paid directly to the student. FWS
earnings are taxable.
Qualifications
1. Financial need requirement as determined by the FAFSA and
other financial aid received
2. Hired and satisfactorily working in a FWS eligible position (certain
religious-related positions are not eligible) APU reserves the right
to alter the amount of FWS offered.
Loans
Direct PLUS Loan for Parents
The Direct PLUS Loan is a low-interest loan (fixed 7.9 percent)
borrowed directly from the U.S. government that parents can apply
for to help their dependent student pay for college.
Yearly Amounts
The parent can borrow any amount up to the student’s cost of
attendance, minus any other aid the student is receiving. If the
parent is denied a PLUS Loan, the student can then take out an
additional Stafford Unsubsidized Loan (freshmen and sophomores,
$4,000; juniors and seniors, $5,000).
How to Apply (all students)
1. Complete the 2012–13 FAFSA.
2. Complete the 2012–13 Parent PLUS Loan Worksheet.
Qualifications
1. Extreme financial need requirement (as determined by the
FAFSA). For 2012–13, the EFC cannot exceed 500.
2. Student has not previously received a bachelor’s degree
3. Enrolled at least half time
New borrowers must also:
3. Complete a Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
online at www.studentloans.gov.
Disbursement
1. Up to $2,000 ($1,000/semester). Amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units
at 50 percent).
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the PLUS Loan usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the loan in fall,
the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Disbursement
To Retain Eligibility
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the SEOG usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the grant in fall, the second
half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.
The student must be enrolled at least half time (6 units per
semester). The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Yearly Amount
To Retain Eligibility
The student must complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1
as possible. The student must meet the extreme financial need
requirement (and the other qualifications listed above). This grant is
awarded on a first-come, first-served basis every year. There is no
guarantee that the student will continue to receive this award in
subsequent years. The student must also maintain Satisfactory
Academic Progress (SAP).
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Repayment
Qualifications
Repayment on the PLUS Loan usually begins 60 days after the
loan has been fully disbursed (after the second disbursement in
early January for most students). In some cases, payment can be
delayed by deferment or forbearance. See studentloans.gov for
more information.
1. Extreme financial need requirement as determined by the FAFSA.
For 2012-13, the EFC cannot exceed 500.
Direct Stafford Loan for Students
The Direct Stafford Loan is a low-interest loan (6.8 percent or less)
borrowed directly from the U.S. government designed to help
students pay for college. Depending on eligibility as determined
by the FAFSA, the student may be offered a subsidized and/or
unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Subsidized means that the government
will pay the interest on the loan while the student is in school.
Unsubsidized means that the student is responsible to pay the
interest on the loan while in school.
Yearly Amounts
• Freshmen (0–27 units): $5,500 (up to $3,500 of which may be
subsidized)
• Sophomores (28–59 units): $6,500 (up to $4,500 of which may be
subsidized)
• Juniors and seniors (60+ units): $7,500 (up to $5,500 of which
may be subsidized)
If the student is independent or the parent is denied a PLUS Loan,
the student can take out an additional Stafford Unsubsidized Loan
(freshmen and sophomores, $4,000; juniors and seniors, $5,000).
How to Apply (all students)
1. Complete the 2012–13 FAFSA.
2. Accept Stafford Loan(s) through home.apu.edu.
New borrowers must also:
3. Complete Direct Stafford Loan entrance counseling online at
www.studentloans.gov.
4. Complete a Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
online at www.studentloans.gov.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
and the student has completed the Stafford Loan application steps,
the loan usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the
first month of the semester (first half of the loan in fall, the second
half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.
2. Student has not previously received a bachelor’s degree
3. Enrolled at least half time
Yearly Amount
1. Up to $3,000 ($1,500/semester). Amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units
at 50 percent).
How to Apply*
1. Complete the 2012–13 FAFSA.
2. Accept the Perkins Loan through home.apu.edu.
New borrowers must also*:
3. Complete Perkins Loan entrance counseling.
4. Complete a Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).
*More information on the application process will be provided to all eligible students.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
and the student has completed the Perkins Loan application steps,
the loan usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the
first month of the semester (first half of the loan in fall, the second
half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.
To Retain Eligibility
The student must complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as
possible (prior to the upcoming fall semester). The student must
meet the extreme financial need requirement (and the other qualifications listed above). This loan is awarded on a first-come,
first-served basis every year. There is no guarantee that the student
will continue to receive this loan in subsequent years. The student
must have remaining eligibility in the Perkins Loan program.
The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Repayment
Repayment begins nine months after the student either drops below
half-time (6 units is half time), withdraws, or graduates from college.
State Aid
The student must have remaining eligibility in the Stafford loan
program. The student must be enrolled at least half time (6 units)
per semester.
Each year, the state of California invests millions of dollars in
helping the state’s residents achieve their higher education goals.
Of the programs offered, the most common are the Cal Grant A,
Cal Grant B, and Chafee Grant. These funds are not guaranteed.
The state reserves the right to change, reduce, or eliminate
any of the programs described below based on state law and
budget limitations.
The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
(SAP).
State Aid is available in three categories:
1. Cal Grant A
Repayment
2. Cal Grant B
Repayment usually begins six months after the student either
drops below half time (6 units is half time), withdraws, or graduates
from college.
3. Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
To Retain Eligibility
Perkins Loan for Students
The Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan (5 percent) designed to help
students pay for college. The extremely limited funds for the Perkins
Loan are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the neediest
students as determined by the FAFSA.
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The following information is a general guideline. For more information
and for any changes or revisions, please visit http://calgrants.org
and http://csac.ca.gov. Please be advised that funding from all of
the sources listed is not guaranteed. Budget limitations may reduce
or eliminate any of the awards described without notice. Also, on
rare occasions the amount of financial aid originally offered may end
up reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional
policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following
section for more information on possible restrictions.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Cal Grant A
First-time recipients: See the information below. (Contact the
California Student Aid Commission for specific details.)
Qualifications
1. California resident
2. Graduated from a California high school
3. 3.0 high school GPA
4. Family’s income and assets are under ceilings established for
that year
5. Enrolled at least half time
6. Student is not already receiving a scholarship/grant that covers
the price of tuition.
Yearly Amount
Yearly Amount
Full award amount offered is determined by the state. Award
amount will be prorated if the student is enrolled less than full time
(9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent). The amount also
may be reduced or eliminated if any of the above qualifications are
not met.
How to Apply
Complete the FAFSA for the appropriate school year prior to
fall enrollment.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the Cal Grant A usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the grant in fall,
the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
At APU, the estimated amount is $9,708 for the 2012-13 school
year ($4,854/semester). Award amount will be prorated if the
student is enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent,
6–8 units at 50 percent).
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) per semester
How to Apply
3. Must have remaining eligibility per the state
1. Complete the FAFSA for the appropriate school year by the
March 2 deadline prior to fall enrollment.
4. Must meet the state’s financial eligibility requirements
2. Complete the GPA Verification Form for the appropriate school
year by the March 2 deadline prior to fall enrollment.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the Cal Grant A usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the grant in fall,
the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
To Retain Eligibility
2. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
5. In conjunction with other scholarships/grants received, the
student must have sufficient financial need, per the information
reported on the FAFSA. “Need” is defined as Cost of Attendance
minus Expected Family Contribution. Per the state’s requirements,
some of the other scholarships or grants originally offered to the
student may be reduced if there is not sufficient need.
Cal Grant B
First-time recipients: See the information below. (Contact the
California Student Aid Commission for specific details.)
1. Must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) per semester
Qualifications
1. California resident
2. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
2. Graduated from a California high school
3. Must have remaining eligibility per the state
3. Student’s high school GPA meets the requirement set by the state.
4. Must meet the state’s financial eligibility requirements
4. Family’s income and assets are under ceilings established by
CSAC for that school year
5. In conjunction with other scholarships/grants received the student
must have sufficient financial need per the information reported
on the FAFSA. “Need” is defined as Cost of Attendance minus
Expected Family Contribution. Per the state’s requirements, some
of the other scholarships or grants originally offered to the student
may be reduced if there is not sufficient need.
Renewal recipients: See the information below. (Contact the
California Student Aid Commission for specific details.)
Qualifications
1. Must have met the qualifications to receive the grant in a previous
school year
2. Must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) per semester
3. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
4. Must have remaining eligibility per the state
5. Must meet the state’s financial eligibility requirements
6. In conjunction with other scholarships/grants received, the
student must have sufficient financial need per the information
reported on the FAFSA. “Need” is defined as Cost of Attendance
minus Expected Family Contribution. Per the state’s
requirements, some of the other scholarships or grants originally
offered to the student may be reduced if there is not sufficient
need.
5. Enrolled at least half time
6. Student is not already receiving a scholarship/grant that covers
the price of tuition
Yearly Amount
Students in their first year of college typically are only offered the Cal
Grant B Access/Subsistence award of $1,551 for the 2012–13
school year ($776 one semester, $775 the next). Award amount will
be prorated if the student is enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at
75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).
How to Apply
1. Complete the FAFSA for the appropriate school year by the
March 2 deadline prior to fall enrollment.
2. Complete the GPA Verification Form for the appropriate school
year by the March 2 deadline prior to fall enrollment.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the Cal Grant B and/or B Access/Subsistence award usually
disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of
the semester (first half of the grant in fall, the second half in spring),
or later depending on when documentation is received.
7. Student is not already receiving a scholarship/grant that covers
the price of tuition.
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To Retain Eligibility
1. Must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) per semester
2. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
3. Must have remaining eligibility per the state
4. Must meet the state’s financial eligibility requirements
5. In conjunction with other scholarships/grants received, the
student must have sufficient financial need, per the information
reported on the FAFSA. “Need” is defined as Cost of Attendance
minus Expected Family Contribution. Per the state’s requirements,
some of the other scholarships or grants originally offered to the
student may be reduced if there is not sufficient need.
Renewal recipients: See the information below. (Contact the
California Student Aid Commission for specific details.)
Qualifications
1. Must have met the qualifications to receive the grant in a previous
school year
2. Must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) per semester
3. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
4. Must have remaining eligibility per the state
5. Must meet the state’s financial eligibility requirements
6. In conjunction with other scholarships/grants received, the
student must have sufficient financial need, per the information
reported on the FAFSA. “Need” is defined as Cost of Attendance
minus Expected Family Contribution. Per the state’s requirements,
some of the other scholarships or grants originally offered to the
student may be reduced if there is not sufficient need.
7. Student is not already receiving a scholarship/grant that covers
the price of tuition.
Yearly Amount
After the initial year, Cal Grant B recipients are generally eligible to
receive the full Cal Grant B award, estimated to be $9,708 for the
2012-13 school year ($4,854/semester), in addition to the Cal Grant
B Access/Subsistence award of $1,551. Award amounts will be
prorated if the student is enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75
percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).
How to Apply
Complete the FAFSA for the appropriate school year prior to fall
enrollment.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the Cal Grant B and/or B Access/Subsistence award usually
disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of
the semester (first half of the grant in fall, the second half in spring),
or later depending on when documentation is received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) per semester
2. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
3. Must have remaining eligibility per the state
4. Must meet the state’s financial eligibility requirements
5. In conjunction with other scholarships/grants received, the
student must have sufficient financial need, per the information
reported on the FAFSA. “Need” is defined as Cost of Attendance
minus Expected Family Contribution. Per the state’s requirements,
some of the other scholarships or grants originally offered to the
student may be reduced if there is not sufficient need.
How the Cal Grant B Access/Subsistence Award is Processed
at APU
The access grant is designated for costs including living expenses,
transportation, supplies, and books. Azusa Pacific University policy
states that all access grants will be transferred directly to the
student’s institutional account and applied toward any owing
balance. The student has the right to request in writing a direct
refund of the access grant and that it be excluded from paying the
outstanding balance on the student account. If the written request is
received after the access grant has already been applied to the
student account, any future access grants will be awarded directly
to the student. Please note: This may cause an outstanding balance
on the student’s account. An outstanding balance will prevent class
registration.
Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
Please contact the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) for
more information on the qualifications needed, how to apply, yearly
amounts, and disbursement information. For more information,
please visit http://csac.ca.gov.
Institutional Aid
Azusa Pacific University is pleased to receive scholarship support
from many individual donors, as well as from foundations and
corporations. These scholarship dollars are then awarded by the
university according to directives of the donors (if any). The student,
as a scholarship recipient, may be asked to write a letter of
appreciation to the donor or organization who provided the
scholarship money. The student may also be asked to attend
a luncheon with the donor or organization representatives. As
stewards of these financial investments into the lives of students,
the university wishes to thank donors personally and with integrity.
By accepting the scholarship award, the student is also agreeing
to express appreciation if asked to do so.
All institutional aid is subject to coordination with federal, state,
institutional, and outside aid policies. Unless otherwise noted, award
amounts listed are for a student enrolled full time.
Institutional aid can be separated into three categories:
1. Academic Scholarships
2. Need-based Awards
3. Participatory/Other Awards
For information regarding academic and need-based awards offered
to students who began enrollment at APU in 2007–08, please visit
www.apu.edu/ugsfs/apuscholarships/2007-08/.
For information regarding academic and need-based awards offered
to students who began enrollment at APU in 2006–07 or prior,
please visit www.apu.edu/ugsfs/apuscholarships/2006-07/.
Please be advised that funding from all of the sources listed is not
guaranteed. Budget limitations may reduce or eliminate any of the
awards described without notice. Also, on rare occasions the
amount of financial aid originally offered may end up reduced or
eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the
“Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following section for more
information on possible restrictions.
Academic Scholarships for First-time Freshmen
Who Began Enrollment Fall 2008 or After
All academic scholarships are based on GPA and standardized test
scores at the time of admittance. SAT or ACT writing section scores
are not considered. Academic scholarships cannot be re-earned if
lost due to a low GPA, nor can a student qualify for a different
academic scholarship while at APU.
Students entering APU directly from high school or having completed
fewer than 12 units of college work at the point of admission to the
university are considered for the following award categories.
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Trustees’ Scholarship
Deans’ Scholarship
Qualifications
1. 3.9+ weighted high school GPA, and
Qualifications
2. 1,300+ on the SAT I (Critical Reading and Math sections only) or
a 30+ on the ACT
Deadlines
1. Submit a complete APU undergraduate application by the Early
Action deadline of November 15, and
2. Submit a complete Trustees’ Scholarship application by
December 15.
Yearly Amount
Full tuition (awarded to five first-time freshmen who are interviewed
and selected by the Trustees’ Scholarship Committee)
How to Apply
Download, print, complete, and submit the Trustees’ Scholarship
Application at http://www.apu.edu/sfs/undergraduate/pdfs/
ug_trustees_scholarship.pdf
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
Eligibility for this award is based on a sliding scale to accommodate
various combinations of GPAs and test scores. Qualifying students
are generally in the top 20 percent of the incoming class with an
approximate 3.7 GPA and test scores near 1,200 for the SAT I or
27 for the ACT. Each case is evaluated individually.
Yearly Amount
$8,000 ($4,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Director’s Scholarship
Qualifications
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Eligibility for this award is based on a sliding scale to accommodate
various combinations of GPAs and test scores. Qualifying students
generally come in with an approximate 3.5 GPA and test scores
near 1,100 for the SAT I or 25 for the ACT. Each case is
evaluated individually.
President’s Scholarship
Yearly Amount
Qualifications
$7,000 ($3,500 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
1. Must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
Eligibility for this award is based on a sliding scale to accommodate
various combinations of GPAs and test scores. Qualifying students
are generally in the top 10 percent of the incoming class with an
approximate 3.9 GPA and test scores near 1,300 for the SAT I or
30 for the ACT. Each case is evaluated individually.
Yearly Amount
$10,000 ($5,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
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Founder’s Award
Transfer II Scholarship
Qualifications
Qualifications
Eligibility for this award is based on a sliding scale to accommodate
various combinations of GPAs and test scores. Qualifying students
generally come in with an approximate 3.3 GPA and test scores
near 1,050 for the SAT I or 23 for the ACT. Each case is
evaluated individually.
Cumulative college GPA of 3.0–3.449 at the time of admission
to APU
Yearly Amount
$6,000 ($3,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students Who
Began Enrollment Prior to Fall 2012
Transfer academic scholarships are awarded to qualified admitted
students who have completed 12 or more semester units in college
by the time of their acceptance to the university. Academic
scholarships cannot be re-earned if lost due to a low GPA, nor can
a student qualify for a different academic scholarship while at APU.
Transfer I Scholarship
Qualifications
Cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of admission
to APU
Yearly Amount
$5,000 ($2,500 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
Yearly Amount
$4,000 ($2,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students Who
Began Enrollment Fall 2012 or After
Transfer academic scholarships are awarded to qualified admitted
students who have completed 12 or more semester units in college by
the time of their acceptance to the university. Academic
scholarships cannot be re-earned if lost due to a low GPA, nor can a
student qualify for a different academic scholarship while at APU.
Transfer I Scholarship
Qualifications
Cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of admission
to APU
Yearly Amount
$7,000 ($3,500 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account
during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Transfer II Scholarship
Qualifications
Cumulative college GPA of 3.0–3.449 at the time of admission
to APU
Yearly Amount
$6,000 ($3,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if
enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent).
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Disbursement
Yearly Amount
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
The Bishop Dixon Scholarship will cover the remaining amount of
the following charges on the recipient’s APU student account not
already covered by federal, state, and institutional aid: tuition, room,
board, university service fee, health fee, parking fee, music fee,
science lab fee, other mandatory fees, and up to $1,250/year
($625/semester) toward books and supplies.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after
every spring semester)
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Need-based Awards (for students who began enrollment
fall 2008 or after)
APU Grant
Fines, Health Center charges, and Computer Store purchases are
not covered. Certain restrictions may necessitate the reduction or
elimination of federal and/or state grants. See “Financial Aid Policies”
for more information.
How to Apply
Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible, prior to
the upcoming fall semester. Eligible recipients will be notified by the
Bishop Dixon Scholarship Committee.
Disbursement
For students with considerable financial need, Azusa Pacific
University invests millions of dollars annually to partner with families
working to bridge the gap of affording the one-of-a-kind, transformational educational experience provided here.
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Qualifications
Renewability
Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the APU
Grant is calculated on Cost of Attendance, less other resources
available to the student. Eligibility for this award may change if
new information is received. The student must be enrolled at least
half time.
Up to four years. The award may be reevaluated from year to year
to determine continuing eligibility based on an assessment of the
student’s continuing financial need. Eligibility for this award may
change if new information is received.
Yearly Amount
The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) depending on financial need
and available resources. The amount offered will be prorated if the
student is attending less than full time (9–11 units at 75
Mestad Scholarship
percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent). On rare occasions, the amount
originally offered may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state,
and/or institutional policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy
in the following section for more information on possible restrictions.
Qualifications
How to Apply
Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible, prior to
the upcoming fall semester.
Disbursement
To Retain Eligibility
Dependent on continued funding, a few students with considerable
financial need who embody APU’s four cornerstones are selected to
receive the Mestad Scholarship.
Based on significant financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the
recipients are chosen by the Mestad Scholarship Committee. The
student must be enrolled at least half time.
Yearly Amount
Amount varies. Institutional, state, and/or federal aid may be
reduced or eliminated in order to add the Mestad Scholarship.
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is
received.
Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible, prior to
the upcoming fall semester. Eligible recipients will be notified by the
Mestad Scholarship Committee.
Renewability
Disbursement
Up to four years. The award may be reevaluated from year to year
to determine continuing eligibility based on an assessment of the
student’s continuing financial need. Eligibility for this award may
change if new information is received.
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
How to Apply
To Retain Eligibility
The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Bishop Dixon Scholarship
Dependent on continued funding, a few students with considerable
financial need who embody APU’s four cornerstones are selected to
receive the Bishop Dixon Scholarship.
Qualifications
Renewability
Up to four years. The award may be reevaluated from year to year
to determine continuing eligibility based on an assessment of the
student’s continuing financial need. Eligibility for this award may
change if new information is received.
To Retain Eligibility
The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Based on significant financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the
recipients are chosen by the Bishop Dixon Scholarship committee.
The student must be enrolled at least half time.
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Participatory/Other Awards
Athletic Scholarships
Athletic scholarships are offered to many students who qualify to
participate in a university athletic program.
Yearly Amount
Athletic scholarships vary in amount. On rare occasions, the amount
of the athletic scholarship originally offered by the coaching staff may
be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional
policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following
section for more information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
Online recruitment forms are available for the following programs:
football, baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s
soccer, women’s soccer, track and field/cross country, volleyball,
and acrobatics and tumbling. The coaching staff for softball, women’s
swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s
water polo prefer to receive direct emails from all interested students
with pertinent information concerning their athletic history. Game
footage is welcomed when available and requested by the coaching
staff. An email directory of the coaching staff can be found at
www.apu.edu/athletics/directory/.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
Every scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. Renewability is at
the coaching staff’s discretion. Eligibility for this award may change if
new information is received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the
NCAA and the university.
Celebrate Azusa Citizens Scholarship/Nancy Moore
Scholarship
This scholarship was established to recognize the 15-year partnership
that Nancy Moore, associate superintendent for Azusa Unified School
District, developed with APU. Moore was instrumental in initiating a
variety of youth education and community service programs.
This scholarship distinguishes a student who displays Nancy
Moore’s dedication to education and community service. Up to five
high school students and two Citrus College students (alumni of the
two high schools listed below) will be chosen as recipients.
Qualifications
1. The Celebrate Azusa Citizens Scholarship is for students that
currently attend Azusa, Gladstone, or Sierra High School and
plan to enroll at APU, or for graduates of these schools who
attend Citrus College.
Yearly Amount
Up to $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). Award amount will be prorated
if enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at
50 percent). On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may
be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional
policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following
section for more information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
1. Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible, prior to
the upcoming fall semester.
2. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at APU for
more information.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
Up to four years (depending on your grade level when you first
enrolled at APU). Eligibility for this award may change if new
information is received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
2. Maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA at APU
3. Enroll in at least 12 units each semester at APU
4. Donate at least 10 15 hours/week each semester at APU through
the Office of Ministry and Service
5. Participate in the Azusa Scholars Program
Forensics Scholarships
Forensics scholarships are available to top-performing students
participating in APU’s nationally recognized forensics program.
For more information on the forensics program, please contact
the program director, Amy Jung, at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3716 or
[email protected]
Yearly Amount
Scholarship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally
offered may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or
institutional policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the
following section for more information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
Contact the Forensics program director, Amy Jung, at (626) 815-6000,
Ext. 3716 or [email protected]
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is
received.
2. Admitted to APU before March 2
Renewability
3. Reside in the Azusa Unified School District boundaries
Check with the Forensics program director for potential renewability.
Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.
4. Have a strong Christian commitment
To Retain Eligibility
5. Have a passion for Azusa community service involvement
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
6. Proven leadership skills (e.g., volunteer work in the city of Azusa;
participated in co-curricular activities in high school, and/or
athletics, youth group, ASB, or other worthy group activities)
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the
Forensics program.
7. Complete a FAFSA for the appropriate year by March 2, and
demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
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High Desert Nursing Scholarship
Renewability
Students admitted into the High Desert Nursing Program for
the 2012–13 school year will be awarded a High Desert
Nursing Scholarship.
Check with the Kern Center program director for potential
renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information
is received.
Yearly Amount
To Retain Eligibility
Up to $11,200 if full-time ($5,600/fall and $5,600/spring; no
scholarship in summer, due to the tuition discount offered for
summer courses). Award amount will be prorated if enrolled less
than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).
Students in the High Desert Nursing Program will not be eligible for
any other scholarships or grants from APU. And on rare occasions,
the High Desert Nursing Scholarship amount originally offered may
also be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional
policies. See the “Financial Aid Stacking” policy in the following section
for more information on possible restrictions.
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
How to Apply
All students admitted to the High Desert Nursing Program will
qualify, unless prohibited by the 2012–13 Financial Aid Stacking
Policy. See the “Financial Aid Stacking” policy in the following
section for more information on possible restrictions.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
The High Desert Nursing Scholarship is renewable for up to two
years. APU reserves the right to revise and/or eliminate the
scholarship in future semesters, without notice.
To Retain Eligibility
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the
Kern Center.
Multi-Ethnic Leadership Scholarship
Every year, six first-time freshmen are chosen as recipients of the
Multi-Ethnic Leadership (MEL) Scholarship. The MEL Scholarship is
awarded to carefully screened applicants who meet the high school
GPA requirement, demonstrate strong leadership abilities in high
school, and who will actively pursue and advocate diversity on
campus through a leadership position.
Qualifications
1. First-time freshman, with at least a 3.2 high school GPA
2. Strong leadership ability
3. Desire and willingness to actively pursue and advocate diversity
on campus
Yearly Amount
Amount varies. Please check with the Office of Multi-Ethnic Programs
for more information. Award amount will be prorated if enrolled less
than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).
On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may be reduced
or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See
the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following section for more
information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Submit a completed MEL Scholarship Application by March 2. For
more information, visit www.apu.edu/mep/scholarship/.
The Kern Center for Vocational Ministry Scholarship
Disbursement
The Kern Center for Vocational Ministry Scholarship (KCVM) is
awarded to select undergraduate students preparing to serve God
in vocational pastoral ministry.
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Yearly Amount
Awards given to incoming freshmen:
First and Second Years: $1,000 per year ($500/semester)
Renewability
Third and Fourth Years: $2,000 per year ($1,000/semester)
Up to four years. Eligibility for this award may change if new
information is received.
All other recipients:
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
$2,000 per year ($1,000/semester)
On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may be reduced or
eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the
“Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following section for more
information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
Download, complete, and return the application form along with two
recommendation forms. Return all forms per the instructions on
each form by the date specified. Late applications will not be
accepted. For more information, visit www.apu.edu/ministryasvocation/scholarships/.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the Office
of Multi-Ethnic Programs.
Music Scholarships
Music scholarships are available to students with exceptional musical
talent as well as for participation in a variety of music groups.
Yearly Amount
Scholarship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally
offered may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or
institutional policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the
following section for more information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
For more information on the audition process for the music program,
please visit www.apu.edu/music/ensembles/auditions/.
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Disbursement
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
Renewability
Check with the School of Music for potential renewability. Eligibility
for this award may change if new information is received.
Check with the Department of Biology and Chemistry for potential
renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information
is received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
(SAP).
To Retain Eligibility
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the
School of Music.
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the
Department of Biology and Chemistry.
Post-9/11 APU Yellow Ribbon Award
Theater Scholarships
Set up as a matching program between the VA and universities,
the Yellow Ribbon program helps make a college education more
affordable for eligible students. It is designed to help cover the cost
of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the GI Bill, up to the
maximum award amount designated by the university.
Scholarships are available to students participating in APU’s
theater program.
Qualifications
Must be certified as eligible per the VA Department, as well as by
APU’s VA certifying official. For more information on the GI Bill and
the VA Yellow Ribbon program, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Yearly Amount
Up to $14,000 for the 2012–13 school year. A student participating
in the APU Yellow Ribbon program will not be eligible to receive any
additional APU scholarships or grants. State policies may also
reduce or eliminate state grants (including the Cal Grant).
How to Apply
1. Submit an eligibility request to the VA.
2. Contact APU’s VA certifying official in the Office of the
Undergraduate Registrar and complete the application
steps needed.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Other Important Information
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Yearly Amount
Scholarship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally
offered may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or
institutional policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the
following section for more information on possible restrictions.
How to Apply
For information on audition opportunities and scholarship requirements,
please visit www.apu.edu/clas/theaterfilmtv/scholarships/.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete,
the award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during
the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the
second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation
is received.
Renewability
Check with the Department of Theater, Film, and Television for
potential renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new
information is received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
2. The student must meet the requirements established by the
Department of Theater, Film, and Television.
Underwriting Organizations for Institutional Aid
1. Should a student drop or withdraw from a class, the federal
government will not pay the GI Bill towards that course. The
student will be responsible for any outstanding balance created
from dropping or withdrawing from a course.
Some organizations contribute funds that are used to underwrite
APU institutional aid. Among these foundations and corporations
are the following:
2. The student will be responsible for any outstanding charges
not covered by the GI Bill, VA Yellow Ribbon, or APU Yellow
Ribbon awards.
• George H. Mayr Foundation
Stauffer Fellowships
APU awards up to two fellowships to students who have advanced
standing in the chemistry major or biochemistry major.
Yearly Amount
Fellowship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally
offered may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or
institutional policies. See the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the
following section for more information on possible restrictions.
• Fuller Foundation
• James L. Stamps Foundation, Inc.
• Knight Family Charitable and Educational Foundation
• Lucile Horton Howe and Mitchell B. Howe Foundation
• Moody Family Foundation
• The Ahmanson Foundation
• The Ann Peppers Foundation
• The Community Foundation, serving Riverside and
San Bernardino Counties
• The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation
How to Apply
• The Rose Hills Foundation
Please direct inquiries to the Department of Biology and Chemistry
or [email protected]
• William Randolph Hearst Foundation
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Outside Aid
All students are required to report all resources known or expected
to be available to them during the period for which they seek
financial assistance. These resources include, but are not limited to:
scholarships, fellowships, stipends, unemployment earnings
(including spouse’s where applicable), and tuition reimbursement.
Failure to report these resources can result in delays in receiving
financial aid, cancellation of awards, or the return of funds
already received.
Should any new resources become available, the student is required
to report this information to the Office of Undergraduate Student
Financial Services. Withholding or concealing information about
these resources may constitute fraud, as the student may be
receiving financial aid to which he or she is not entitled.
Please be advised that funding from all of the sources listed is not
guaranteed. Budget limitations may reduce or eliminate any of the
awards described without notice. Also, on rare occasions the
amount of financial aid originally offered may end up being reduced
or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See
the “Stacking Financial Aid” policy in the following section for more
information on possible restrictions.
Ebell of Los Angeles Scholarships
The Ebell of Los Angeles offers scholarships to eligible L.A. County
residents. For more information, please visit www.ebellla.com.
Post-9/11 GI Bill and VA Yellow Ribbon
For up-to-date information regarding eligibility requirements, award
amounts offered by the government, and specific details, please
contact the VA or visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
Scholarship Yearly Amount
These competitive one- to four-year scholarships are valued at up to
100 percent of tuition and fees and are available to qualified applicants.
Additionally, students may be eligible to receive money to cover the
cost of books as well as a monthly, tax-free stipend of up to $500.
On-campus Room and Board Scholarship
APU offers the ROTC Room and Board Scholarship to all eligible,
participating ROTC scholarship recipients. The maximum yearly
amount is $8,000 ($4,000 per semester) for the 2012–13 school
year. The scholarship is dependent on the student’s continued
enrollment and participation in the program.
To receive the room portion, the recipient must live on campus. To
be eligible for the board portion, the recipient must sign up for a
Block Meal Plan. Students are encouraged to carefully choose their
housing and meal plan options in an effort to keep their cost under
the maximum scholarship amount per semester.
How to Apply
For further information, see the “Academic Programs” section of this
catalog, or contact the University of Southern California Department
of Aerospace Studies at (213) 740-2670 or visit the website at
www.usc.edu/dept/afrotc/.
Disbursement
The Air Force will send scholarship funds to APU and to the student
(if applicable) when it processes its scholarship awards (timing
varies). For students eligible to receive the APU ROTC Room and
Board Scholarship, once the student’s admissions and financial aid
files are complete, the award will usually disburse into the student’s
APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the
award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Check with an Air Force representative for all applicable
requirements. Eligibility for these awards may change if new
information is received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must meet all requirements set forth by the Air Force
ROTC program.
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
Scholarship
Students may compete for four-year Army ROTC scholarships in
their junior and senior year of high school (Early Action and Regular
Decision). Current APU students may also compete for three-and-a
half-, three-, and two-year scholarships to complete their studies.
Yearly Amount
Each year, recipients receive from the Army a full-tuition and
mandatory fees scholarship, $1,200 for books, and a tiered,
tax-free stipend ranging from $300 to $500 per month.
On-campus Room and Board Scholarship
APU offers the ROTC Room and Board Scholarship to all eligible,
participating ROTC scholarship recipients. The maximum yearly
amount is $8,000 ($4,000 per semester) for the 2012–13 school
year. The scholarship is dependent on the student’s continued
enrollment and participation in the program.
To receive the room portion, the recipient must live on campus. To
be eligible for the board portion, the recipient must sign up for a
Block Meal Plan. Students are encouraged to carefully choose their
housing and meal plan options in an effort to keep their cost under
the maximum scholarship amount per semester.
How to Apply
The scholarship application can be found at www.goarmy.com/rotc/.
The online application period begins in the fall. Thereafter, applicants
can apply directly to the Department of Military Science and
Leadership at Claremont McKenna College. For further information,
see the “Academic Programs” section of this catalog, or contact
the Claremont McKenna College Military Science and Leadership
Department, Bauer Center South room 101, (909) 621-8102, or visit
the website at www.cmcarmyrotc.com.
Disbursement
The Army will send scholarship funds to APU and to the student
(if applicable) when it processes its scholarship awards (timing varies).
For students eligible to receive the APU ROTC Room and Board
Scholarship, once the student’s admissions and financial aid files
are complete, the award will usually disburse into the student’s APU
account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award
in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when
documentation is received.
Renewability
Check with an Army representative for all applicable requirements.
Eligibility for these awards may change if new information is
received.
To Retain Eligibility
1. The student must meet all requirements set forth by the Army
ROTC program.
2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP).
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TELACU Scholarship
What happens if a student misses the priority deadline?
The TELACU Scholarship is funded by the TELACU Foundation and
is matched by Azusa Pacific University. A total amount of $3,000 is
offered to selected recipients. The scholarships are offered to first
generation college students who are permanent residents of the
county of Los Angeles. Recipients must come from a low-income
family, be a full-time undergraduate student, and be a United States
citizen or permanent resident. The GPA minimum is 2.5.
APU reserves the right to cancel a student’s financial aid at any time
and will do so if the student’s Admissions File and/or Financial Aid
file is not complete prior to the first day of the semester.
Renewing scholars must reapply for this scholarship by March 1 and
the deadline for one-year or new applicants is March 31.
Alternative/Private Loans for Students
The Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services (SFS)
strongly recommends applying for all federal aid/loans first and
foremost. Federal loans offer much better interest rates and
repayment terms.
Students who wish to apply for alternative loans must complete a
separate online application, have eligibility remaining in their school
budget, and be approved by the lending agency. Alternative loans
require that tuition must be paid in full before any refund will be
given. Contact SFS for more information.
It is the student’s responsibility to be in constant contact with his or
her lender to make sure every piece of the application process has
been taken care of in a timely manner. Should the alternative loan
not process in time, the student will be responsible for any owing
balance that remains on his or her APU account.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions file is complete, and the student has
completed all of the lender’s required application steps, the loan
usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first
month of the semester (first half of the loan in fall, the second half
in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.
Repayment
The chosen lender establishes all terms of the loan, including
interest rate, repayment, etc.
Financial Aid Policies
All financial aid is subject to the continued availability of federal,
state, institutional, and private funding. Budget limitations may
reduce or eliminate any of the awards described without notice.
The following policies are covered:
1. Deadlines
2. Financial Aid Packaging
3. Financial Aid Policy for International, Study Abroad,
and Off-campus Programs
4. Keeping in Touch
5. Minimum Enrollment
6. Nondiscrimination
7. Release of Records
8. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
9. Stacking Financial Aid
10. Verification
Deadlines
Priority Deadline: April 30, 2012 (fall students), November 30, 2012
(spring students) Financial Aid Documents (other than loan documents)
Priority Deadline: July 30, 2012 (fall students), November 30, 2012
(spring students) Admissions File Documents (most often a
final/official transcript)
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Can a student be re-evaluated for financial aid eligibility if the
student missed the priority deadline?
Yes, if the student has submitted all of the financial aid and
admissions file documents requested prior to the student’s last date
of enrollment for the semester. APU does not guarantee any of the
aid previously offered will still be available.
If a student fails to complete his/her financial aid and/or admissions
file prior to ceasing enrollment for that semester, the student will not
be eligible to receive financial aid. The student will be responsible for
any owing balance that remains on his or her APU account.
Admissions File
To be eligible for financial aid within a given semester, the student
must be fully admitted to the university. The final steps of admission
often include the submission of complete/official transcripts. All
requested admissions documents (including transcripts) must be
received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the student’s
last date of enrollment within that semester. A student who does not
complete his/her admissions file by the last day of
the semester (or the student’s last date of enrollment for that
semester) will not be eligible for financial aid for that semester.
FAFSA
To be eligible for federal, state, and institutional need-based financial
aid within a given semester, the appropriate year’s FAFSA must be
accurately completed (including necessary signatures/e-signatures)
and electronically received from the federal government by the
Office of Undergraduate SFS in enough time to process it prior to
the student’s last date of enrollment. For most students, this is at
least four weeks prior to the student’s last date of enrollment.
Completing the FAFSA is the first step in applying for federal, state,
and institutional need-based aid. Please also review the “Loans” and
“Financial Aid File/Paperwork” deadlines below to ensure that all
necessary steps are completed to be eligible for aid in a given
semester.
Financial Aid File/Paperwork
To be eligible for financial aid within a given semester, all requested
paperwork (tax information, etc.) must be accurately completed and
received by the Office of Undergraduate SFS by the student’s last
date of enrollment. For most students who attend the entire school
year, this is the last day of the spring semester. If the student ceases
attendance, the deadline to submit all completed paperwork is the
last day of the semester he/she did attend.
Loans
To be eligible for loans in a given semester, a student must complete
the application process by the student’s last date of enrollment,
specifically, but not limited to, “accepting” the student loan(s) via
home.apu.edu. Similarly, for a student to be eligible for a Parent
PLUS Loan, the PLUS Loan application steps must be completed
by the student’s last date of enrollment. Although a majority of the
loan process can be completed online, please do not wait until the
last moment. Should the student’s loans not process by the last
date of enrollment, the student will be responsible for any owing
balance on his or her APU account.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Financial Aid Packaging
Azusa Pacific University offers financial aid in the form grants,
scholarships, loans, and employment. In order to serve the large
number of students needing financial assistance, the university
coordinates various elements of each student’s financial aid
program. This “packaging” approach may include assistance from
two or more sources of financial aid. The university’s goal is to
award all applicants the maximum scholarship, grant, loan, and
work study for which they qualify within the restrictions of federal
and state guidelines and institutional policies.
to one-half of the standard summer school charge, except for
programs where the tuition is higher than at APU, in which case
the program’s tuition will be charged. All students participating in
international educational study programs and registered through
APU will be charged the additional International Health Fee.
Students participating in study abroad programs which are not
sponsored or approved by either Azusa Pacific University or the
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities will not be eligible to
receive their federal, state, or institutional aid.
Keeping in Touch
Financial Aid Policy for International,
Study Abroad, and Off-campus Programs
The university will attempt to inform students about deadlines and
procedures, but the final responsibility for the timely filing of the
FAFSA and related documents is the student’s.
Students participating in international and off-campus education
programs approved by Azusa Pacific University for student
participation (i.e., programs sponsored by APU, such as the South
Africa and Azusa Oxford Semesters, China, or by the Council for
Christian Colleges & Universities [CCCU]) during either the fall or
spring semester:
The student must notify the Office of Undergraduate Student
Financial Services regarding changes in financial situation, marriage,
loss of a job, change in class load, withdrawal from school, or change
of address. In order to contact the Office of Undergraduate Student
Financial Services, a student may write, call, or come in person.
• Will be charged standard, on-campus tuition, except for more
costly programs for which a higher tuition shall be charged to
provide a minimum administrative margin of $500.
• Will be eligible to receive their academic scholarship for only one
semester of international or off-campus education programs. (L.A.
Term, South Africa Semester, and High Sierra Semester programs
are not included in this limitation.)
• Will be eligible to receive federal, state, and other non-institutional
scholarships or fellowship funding for a maximum of two
semesters of off-campus programs but limited to one semester
per academic year.
• Only students participating in the Azusa Oxford Semester, South
Africa Semester, L.A. Term, High Sierra Semester and China will
be eligible to receive all other institutional aid. International
students may qualify for an international scholarship.
• Will not be eligible to receive scholarships that require on-campus
participation (e.g., athletics and music).
• APU students who wish to enroll in APU online and independent
study courses while studying abroad may incur additional fees.
A faculty-staff tuition discount and one tuition exchange benefit can
be awarded each semester for international and domestic off-campus
programs, including Azusa Oxford and CCCU-sponsored programs
(L.A. Term and High Sierra Semester are not included in this limitation).
A total of three faculty/staff or tuition exchange benefits is awarded
each semester for the South Africa Semester. The selection will be
determined in order by (1) academic merit: cumulative GPA (2)
academic rank: first semester senior, then second semester junior,
etc.; and (3) tenure of faculty/staff employment at the university.
Students who have never received the faculty-staff discount for
an off-campus program will be given first priority.
At this time, no institutional aid will be provided by APU for other
APU-approved programs or other international programs approved
by the Center for Global Learning & Engagement. Federal, state,
and other outside scholarship or fellowship funding will be available
for these programs approved by the Center for Global Learning &
Engagement. Since international programs sponsored or approved
by Azusa Pacific University for student participation during the
interterm and summer are developed specifically with the intent to
assist students in supplementing and enriching their standard fall
and spring semester education, and there is typically no financial
aid available to assist with the cost of travel, the tuition is reduced
Minimum Enrollment
Award amounts are based on a full-time academic load of at least
12 units per semester at APU.
• Students enrolled in 9–11 units will have aid prorated at 75
percent.
• Students enrolled in 6–8 units will have aid prorated at 50 percent.
• Students with fewer than 6 units will not qualify for institutional aid.
(The only exception is for a student who is in his/her final semester
and only needs fewer than 6 units in order to graduate. The
student must have completed the appropriate Intent to Graduate
forms for the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar. The award
amount will be prorated at 25 percent.)
Nondiscrimination
The Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices,
or procedures.
Release of Records
It is understood that by applying for financial aid, the student grants
the Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services the right to
release the student’s grades and enrollment records to scholarship,
state, federal, and loan agencies as needed.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Students who wish to receive financial aid must be in good
academic standing and make satisfactory academic progress
towards a degree or certificate program in addition to meeting other
eligibility criteria.
Undergraduate students are evaluated at the end of each semester
(fall, spring, and summer).
Minimum Requirements
The following minimum academic standards must be met to be
eligible to receive federal aid, state aid, institutional aid, and most
types alternative/private education loans:
Qualitative Measure (GPA Requirement)
Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative
grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
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Quantitative Measure (Pace Requirement)
Transfer Credits
Undergraduate students must complete 67 percent (just over twothirds) of all units in which they originally enroll from the time of first
attendance. General example: a first-term undergraduate student who
originally enrolls in 12 units, withdraws from 3 units, and successfully
completes the remaining 9 units, would meet the quantitative measure
requirement since the student passed at least 67 percent of the units
in which he or she originally enrolled (9/12 = 75 percent).
Transfer credits that have been officially accepted to complete
program requirements will count for qualitative (GPA requirement)
and quantitative (pace requirement) measures of Satisfactory
Academic Progress.
Time Limit for Receiving Financial Aid
(Maximum Time Frame)
An undergraduate student may be eligible for financial up until the
189 unit attempted. Once the student attempts 190 units, he or
she will no longer be eligible to receive financial aid. All attempted
units will be counted toward this maximum time frame (including
repeated courses).
Definitions
Change of Major
If a student changes his or her major, it will not “reset” the current
qualitative (GPA) or quantitative (pace) measures of SAP. All units
attempted and/or passed will be counted when determining if a
student meets the minimum requirements listed above.
Financial Aid SAP Statuses
Students who fail to maintain SAP will be placed on “Financial Aid
Warning” and will be given one term of financial aid eligibility to
correct their SAP deficiencies. If the student does not make up their
deficiencies in that one term, they will be placed on “Financial Aid
Suspension” and will be ineligible for all financial aid (federal, state,
and institutional). Finally, if a student appeals and is approved, they
will be placed on “Financial Aid Probation.”
Grades
Appeals
Students may appeal for reinstatement of financial aid if they, a
spouse, a dependent children, or a parent have experienced illness
that prevented class attendance for an extended period of time;
they have experienced a death in the immediate family (parents,
siblings, spouse, or dependent children); or they have
experienced some extraordinary situation that prevented them from
meeting the minimum standards. Such a situation must be
exceptional and nonrecurring in nature. The appeal for reinstatement
must explain the cause of the academic difficulty and how the
situation has been resolved.
A “SAP Appeal form” is available online and in the Office of
Undergraduate Student Financial Services and it must be submitted
within 30 days of notification of financial aid ineligibility. The student
must develop an academic plan if they cannot meet SAP within one
term of probation. The academic plan that is submitted with the
appeal should be created by the student and the academic advising
staff or academic department representative. The appeal will be
reviewed by a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee.
Stacking Financial Aid
The Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services strives to
award all applicants the maximum grant, scholarship, loan and work
study for which they qualify. Unfortunately, sometimes federal, state,
and/or institutional guidelines may restrict the total amount or type
of award a student may receive.
Aid will be stacked in the following order (unless otherwise stated):
The only grades that meet satisfactory academic progress
completion standards are grades for which credit is awarded;
A, B, C, D, P, and CR. (Please note that some departments and/or
schools require a higher minimum GPA in order for coursework
to meet their program requirements.) Withdrawal and incomplete
grades are not passing grades. Challenge exams and audited
courses are not considered.
• State (Cal Grant B Subsistence, Cal Grant B, Cal Grant A, Chafee,
etc.)
Regaining Eligibility
• Institutional Aid, in the following order:
• Federal (Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant, etc.)
• Outside Aid (depending on what the scholarship/award is explicitly
designated to help cover)
Student regains financial aid eligibility when they meet all three
measures of progress for SAP. It is possible for students to be
placed on a warning status multiple times in their undergraduate
academic career.
– Faculty/Staff Award or Tuition Exchange Award
Remedial Coursework
– Departmental/Participatory (i.e., athletics, music, forensics,
MEL, etc.)
A student may take one academic year’s worth of remedial courses
for financial aid. Remedial coursework for students who are admitted
into an eligible program and take it within that program will be
counted toward all three progress measures for SAP.
Repeated Courses
If a student repeats a failed or a previously passed class, it will
replace the grade to recalculate into the new cumulative GPA. The
units will still count toward the completion rate and maximum time
frame. Students who passed a class and chooses to repeat for a
higher grade may receive financial aid only once for that repeated
class. Students may receive financial aid for a failed class that they
repeat until they pass (as long as they are meeting all of the other
SAP requirements).
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– Academic Merit Scholarship (President’s, Deans’, Trustees’
Candidate, etc.)
– APU Grant
• Subsidized Stafford Loan
• Federal Work Study
• Perkins Loan
• Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
• PLUS Loan—Parent
• Alternative Loan
The following guidelines are provided in an effort to help explain why
a student’s financial aid may be reduced.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Step 1 – Cost of Attendance (COA)
Step 7 – Bishop Dixon Scholarship
Question: Can a student’s aid exceed his/her Cost of Attendance
Question: What is the Bishop Dixon Scholarship designed to cover?
(COA)?
Step 2 – Cal Grant
Answer: The remaining amount of the following charges on the
Bishop Dixon recipient’s APU student account that is not already
covered by Federal, State, and Institutional Aid: Tuition, Room,
Board, Univ. Service Fee, Health Fee, Parking Fee, Music Fee,
Science Lab Fee, Other Mandatory Fees, and up to $1,250/year
($625/semester) towards books & supplies
Question: What if a student has a Cal Grant as part of their financial
Order of stacking: Federal, state, institutional aid; then the Bishop
Answer: No.
Exceptions which may sometimes exceed COA: ROTC and
Veteran’s Benefits
aid award?
Answer: Per CSAC policy: “Total grant aid along with the Cal Grant
Dixon Scholarship will cover the difference.
cannot exceed NEED.”
Restrictions which may limit the amount and/or reduce some of
the awards: See steps 1 and 2.
Definitions: “Grant aid” is any free money award. “NEED” = COA
minus EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
Step 8 – ROTC
Step 3 – Institutional Aid can Stack up to Tuition
Definition: “Institutional aid” is scholarships, grants, and awards
from APU; including Faculty/Staff and Tuition Exchange awards.
Question: What aid will an ARMY ROTC student generally receive?
(Air Force: amounts vary; check with an AF representative.)
Answer: ARMY ROTC Scholarship up to $31,076/year
Question: How much can institutional aid stack up to?
($15,538/semester). ROTC Room and Board Scholarship
up to $8,000/year ($4,000/semester).
Answer: $30,236/year, $15,118/semester
Definitions: ARMY ROTC Scholarship is paid by the government.
Exceptions which can stack above $15,118/semester
(unless restricted by the other Financial Stacking Policy steps):
ROTC Room and Board Scholarship is a scholarship from APU to
help cover on-campus housing and a meal plan.
Athletic Scholarships, which can stack up to the designated
Grant-in-Aid amount; RA Scholarships; Other rare exceptions may
be granted by the Director of Undergraduate Student Financial
Services, upon petition.
What aid will be eliminated: Other Institutional aid. The only
Institutional aid offered is the ROTC Room and Board Scholarship.
Restrictions which may limit the amount to under
$15,118/semester: See steps 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Step 4 – APU Grant
Question: When will APU Grant eligibility be re-evaluated or removed?
Answer: A student’s APU Grant can be re-evaluated whenever new
information is received, but typically a change will only occur when
the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) changes.
Restrictions which may reduce or eliminate the APU Grant:
Step 9 – APU Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Award
Question: How much institutional aid will a Yellow Ribbon student
generally receive?
Answer: For the 2012–13 school year, up to $14,000/year in an
APU Yellow Ribbon Award (amount may vary depending on
enrollment and charges).
What aid will be eliminated: Other Institutional aid. By applying to
participate in APU’s Yellow Ribbon program, the student declines all
other forms of institutional aid (APU scholarships, grants, awards;
including the faculty/staff education award and tuition exchange).
See steps 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
What if a student drops or withdraws from a class after
add/drop? The GI Bill will not pay for those units. The student will
Step 5 – High Desert Nursing Scholarship
be responsible for the outstanding charges or any outstanding debt
owed to the VA and/or to APU.
Question: How much Institutional aid will a High Desert Nursing
student receive?
Answer: High Desert Nursing students are awarded the HD Nursing
Scholarship. Up to $11,200 if full-time ($5,600/fall and $5,600/spring;
no scholarship in summer). Award amount will be prorated if enrolled
less than full-time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).
What aid will be eliminated: Other Institutional aid. The only
Institutional aid offered to students in the High Desert Nursing
program is the HD Nursing Scholarship.
Restrictions which may reduce or eliminate the HD Nursing
Scholarship: See steps 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Step 6 – MESTAD
Verification
Each year, the federal government randomly chooses about 30
percent of all FAFSA applications for a process called “verification.”
The law requires colleges to obtain information from the family that
confirms the accuracy of the information that was reported on the
FAFSA (e.g., student and parent tax information, etc.). Beyond those
applications selected for verification, the law requires colleges to
also request further documentation when a FAFSA application
and/or subsequent paperwork appears incomplete or inaccurate.
A student is not eligible to receive federal, state, and/or institutional
need-based aid until all required paperwork has been submitted.
Question: What is the amount of the MESTAD award?
Answer: Amount is determined by the Mestad Scholarship
Committee.
Restrictions which may limit the amount and/or reduce some of
the awards: See steps 1, 2, 3, and 4.
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Academic Policies
Reservation of Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Waivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Transfer Work
Course Numbering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Academic Policy Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Normal Progress Toward a Degree . . . . . . . . . .59
Registering for Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Classification of Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Late Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Deans’ List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Add/Drop Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Instructor Drop Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Graduate Courses Taken
by Undergraduate Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Credit Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Study Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Course Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Declaration of Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Academic Probation and Dismissal . . . . . . . . . .60
Concurrent Enrollment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Re-application after Academic Dismissal . . . . .60
Auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Withdrawal from Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Withdrawal from the University . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Incomplete Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Student Records Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Attendance Regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Notification of Rights under FERPA . . . . . . . . . .61
Repeated Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Undergraduate Grievance Policy . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Final Examinations and Waiver Examinations . .59
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2012–13 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
Reservation of Rights
Azusa Pacific University reserves the right to change any of its
policies without prior notice, including, but not limited to policies
on tuition, fees, unit-value per course, course offerings, curricula,
grading policies, graduation and degree requirements, and
admissions standards and policies. The university further reserves
the right to refuse admission to any applicant at the discretion of the
dean or the Admissions Committee and to disqualify,
discontinue, or exclude any student at the discretion of the dean,
faculty, administration, or Ethical Standards Committee.
This catalog supersedes all previous catalogs. The policies
expressed in this catalog and each subsequent catalog will be
controlling regardless of any policies stated in a previous catalog
received by the student upon his or her admission. However, there
are exceptions in certain cases regarding course requirements. (See
“Requirements for Graduation.”)
This catalog and each subsequent catalog are supplemented by
the rules and regulations stated in the Student Handbook and
appropriately posted materials. Where conflict exists between any
of these sources, the most recent rule, regulation, or policy will
be controlling.
Academic Integrity
The mission of Azusa Pacific University includes cultivating in each
student not only the academic skills that are required for a university
degree, but also the characteristics of academic integrity that are
integral to a sound Christian education. It is, therefore, part of
the mission of the university to nurture in each student a sense of
moral responsibility consistent with the biblical teachings of honesty
and accountability. Furthermore, a breach of academic integrity is
viewed not merely as a private matter between the student and a
professor, but rather as an act which is fundamentally inconsistent
with the purpose and mission of the entire university.
or by a review committee, at the professor’s discretion, and may
include expulsion, suspension, or a less severe disciplinary action
based upon the nature of the violation and the course syllabus. The
standard sanction for a repeated offense is suspension or dismissal
from the university. A complete copy of the Academic Integrity
Policy is available in the Office of Student Life, the Office of the Vice
Provost for Undergraduate Programs, and online.
Course Numbering System
Courses are identified by a subject abbreviation followed by a
three-digit course number. The course number indicates: 001–099,
remedial (no credit toward any degree); 100–299, lower division;
300–399, upper division; 400–499, upper division or graduate;
500–899, graduate courses; and 900–999, continuing education
courses.
The course abbreviations are as follows:
ACCT
Accounting
AES
Applied Exercise Science
ALNG
Ancient Languages
ART
Art
ASL
American Sign Language
AT
Athletic Training
BCLM
Business and Christian Leadership Management
(School of Adult and Professional Studies)
BIOC
Biochemistry
BIOL
Biology
BMGT
Business and Applied Management (Organizational Leadership)
(School of Adult and Professional Studies)
BSIS
Information Security
BUSI
Business Administration
CHEM
Chemistry
CHIN
Chinese
CISS
Computer Information Systems
(School of Adult and Professional Studies)
COMM
Communication Studies
The maintenance of academic integrity is the responsibility of each
student at Azusa Pacific University and each student is responsible
for understanding and upholding the Academic Integrity Policy.
Students should familiarize themselves with the expectations
specified by the professor in each class concerning what is and is
not permitted, especially in matters of group projects, reports, and
the attribution of research to sources (e.g., footnoting).
ENGL
English
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:
ETHN
Ethnic Studies
FIN
Finance
Plagiarism: Representing the words, ideas, or work of another as
one’s own in any academic exercise
Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized material,
information, or study aids in any academic exercise, including
unauthorized collaboration
Fabrication: Falsification or invention of any information or citation
in an academic exercise
CS
Computer Science
ECON
Economics
EDLS
Education – Liberal Studies
FREN
French
GERM
German
GLBL
Global Studies
GRKB
Greek (Biblical)
GRKC
Greek (Classical)
HEBB
Hebrew (Biblical)
HDEV
Human Development (School of Adult and Professional Studies)
Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly
helping or attempting to help another commit an act of academic
dishonesty
HIST
History
By virtue of their registration at Azusa Pacific University, students agree
to uphold the following pledge:
JAPA
Japanese
JOUR
Journalism
“As a student at this Christ-centered university, I will uphold the
highest standards of academic integrity. I will not lie, cheat, or steal
in my academic endeavors, nor will I accept the actions of those
who do. I will conduct myself responsibly and honorably in all my
academic activities as an Azusa Pacific University student.”
LDRS
Leadership Studies
LTN
Latin
MATH
Mathematics
MCIS
Management and Computer Information Systems
(School of Adult and Professional Studies)
Sanctions for violations are determined by the professor of record
MIN
Ministry
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HUM
Humanities
IBUS
International Business
ACADEMIC POLICIES
MINC
Christian Ministries
MINY
Youth Ministry
MISS
Management Information Systems
(School of Adult and Professional Studies)
MKTG
Marketing
MODL
Modern Languages
MUS
Music
OXUN
Azusa Oxford Semester (study abroad)
PE
Physical Education
PHIL
Philosophy
PHYC
Physics
POLI
Political Science
PSYC
Psychology
REC
Recreation
RNRS
RN to BSN Nursing
SOC
Sociology
SOCW
Social Work
SPAN
Spanish
TEP
Teacher Education
TESL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
TFT
Theater, Film, and Television
THEO
Theology
UBBL
Biblical Studies
UNRS
Undergraduate Nursing
Academic Calendar
The academic year is divided into fall and spring semesters followed
by several summer sessions. The academic calendar can be
accessed online at www.apu.edu/calendar/.
Registering for Classes
Preregistration is the process for registering in advance for
classes each semester. Students must be admitted to the university
and participate in advising prior to preregistering for fall and spring
semesters.
Preregistration
Current APU Students: Every fall and spring semester, the
university sets a specific time for current students to secure their
classes for the following semester. The registration schedule is
determined by the number of units the student has completed at
the time of preregistration (units the student is enrolled in during
the current semester do not count for this purpose). Those
students with financial holds, health holds, or disciplinary holds will
not be allowed to preregister for classes until the holds are removed
by the Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services, the
Student Health Center, or the Office of Student Life, respectively.
Students may register for classes online or at the Office of the
Undergraduate Registrar.
New Incoming Students (new freshmen and transfers): Special
preregistration dates are held by the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions for new freshmen and transfer students. For details
regarding these preregistration events, contact an admissions
counselor or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Final Registration and Payment Clearance
Final registration must be completed at the beginning of the fall
and spring semesters so students confirm they are on campus
and will be attending classes. University services such as meal
plans are activated at this time. If a student fails to complete final
registration, it will be assumed that the student is not on campus
and his/her classes will be dropped.
A student’s registration will be automatically finalized when he/she
has completed the following: made the first payment deadline,
and completed all the required paperwork for financial aid.
Late Registration
Students who are unable to register during the regular registration
period may register late. Late registrants may be severely limited in
class selection because many classes may be full. A $200 late
registration fee will be charged. The last day to register each
semester is announced in the Academic Calendar.
Add/Drop Period
The add/drop period allows students to make changes to their
class schedules. It is strongly recommended that students work
with their academic advisor and their registrar academic progress
counselor, and check the online Advisement Report in their Student
Center (home.apu.edu) regularly to ensure that they are on track to
meet their degree requirements.
1. The add/drop period begins on the first day of classes in the
fall/spring semester. The length of the period is eight working days
for the fall and nine working days for the spring. The add/drop
period for summer terms is listed in the Academic Calendar.
2. Students may change their class schedules without penalty
during the add/drop period, but should check with their academic
advisor and Registrar Academic Progress Counselor to ensure
that the changes do not conflict with degree progress.
3. Students may make changes to their schedules online through
their Student Center. Students may also fill out an Add/Drop
Form and return it to the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar to
make the changes. To add a closed class or a class that
requires instructor permission, a student must obtain permission
from the instructor. Permission does not automatically enroll a
student in the class. The instructor must send an email to the
Office of the Undergraduate Registrar confirming his/her
permission, and the student must add the class, in person, in
the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
4. Each student is responsible to verify the accuracy of his/her
schedule before the end of the add/drop period. It is strongly
recommended that every student keeps a printed copy of his/her
schedule each semester.
Instructor Drop Policy
An instructor may drop a student from his/her class after two hours
of nonattendance during the add/drop period to allow another
student to add the closed class. Students are responsible for
dropping their classes if they either stop attending or never attend,
or they will receive a failing grade.
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Credit Hours
Grading
A credit hour represents the amount of work governed by intended
and clearly identified student learning outcomes and verified by
evidence of student achievement that approximates one hour
(or 50 to 55 minutes) of classroom or direct faculty instruction
and a minimum of two hours (for undergraduate) or three hours
(for graduate) of out of class student work each week for a fifteen-week
term, or the equivalent amount of work over a term of a different
length. Classroom or direct faculty instruction and out of class
student work leading to the award of credit hours may vary for
courses that require laboratory work, internships, practica, studio
work, online work, research, guided study, study abroad, and other
academic work to achieve the identified student learning outcomes.
In addition, student workload may vary based upon program
expectations established by national or regional accrediting bodies.
Grades are based on daily work, classroom projects, and examinations.
In all courses, except those designated as credit/no credit or pass/fail,
scholarship is ranked as follows: A, exceptional; B, superior; C, average;
D, poor; F, failure; I, incomplete; and W, withdrawal. Grade type (A–F
versus credit/no credit or pass/fail) cannot change unless official course
change has been approved by the appropriate council prior to the
course being offered for a particular semester. Unit values for a course
cannot be changed from the published values unless official course
change has been approved by the appropriate council prior to the
semester the course is taken. For each credit in which the student is
enrolled, points are awarded according to the grade earned as follows:
Assignment of credit hours for courses will occur during
program/course approval processes and be monitored
through faculty, curriculum, and program reviews established
by the university.
Study Load
The maximum study load for freshmen and sophomores is set by the
university at 17 units per semester. The maximum study load for
students who have completed 60 or more graded units of study is 18
units, providing they have maintained a 3.0 grade-point average or
higher. All freshmen and sophomores who wish to register in
more than 17 units must fill out a petition and submit it to the Office
of the Undergraduate Registrar. All juniors and seniors with a GPA of
3.0 or below who wish to register in more than 17 units must fill out a
petition and submit it to the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
Final approval is granted through the Office of the Undergraduate
Registrar with recommendations from the major department.
Declaration of Major
A student must declare his/her academic major by the end of the
sophomore year by completing the appropriate form in the Office of
the Undergraduate Registrar. Students who fail to do this by the
last day of classes of their sophomore year (60 units completed)
will be prohibited from registering until a major is formally declared.
Students requesting a change of major must complete a Change of
Major Form and obtain approval from the new department/program.
Concurrent Enrollment Policy
Students wishing to take courses at another institution while
enrolled at APU should obtain prior approval from the Office of
the Undergraduate Registrar. APU has articulation agreements
with many colleges in the area. Students can view lists of these
pre-approved classes at
www.apu.edu/registrar/undergraduate/transferring/. All other classes
must be approved through a Transfer Inquiry Form submitted to the
Office of the Undergraduate Registrar. Without prior written
approval from the registrar, transfer credits may be denied.
Auditing
A student may apply to the instructor for permission to audit a
class. The student must meet university entrance requirements
and pay the audit fee, which is one-half the regular course fee.
A student may not change from an audit classification to obtain
credit after the last date to change registration, nor change from
credit to audit after the sixth week of instruction. An audited class
will not count toward a degree.
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Grade A
Grade AGrade B+
Grade B
Grade BGrade C+
Grade C
Grade CGrade D+
Grade D
Grade DGrade F
4.0 points
3.7 points
3.3 points
3.0 points
2.7 points
2.3 points
2.0 points
1.7 points
1.3 points
1.0 point
0.7 points
0 points
Grade W
Grade IN
0 points
0 points
Withdrawal
Incomplete,
No Paperwork
Grade FN
Grade I
Grade NC
Grade CR
Grade P
Grade NG
Grade AU
Grade IP
Grade NR
0 points
0 points
0 points
0 points
0 points
0 points
0 points
0 points
0 points
Failure, Nonattending
Incomplete
No Credit
Credit
Pass
No Grade – Lab
Audit
In progress
Not Recorded
Incomplete Grades
The grade “Incomplete” ( I ) is given only under special circumstances.
An I grade may be given upon recommendation of the professor
with the permission of the appropriate academic dean. To obtain
an incomplete, the student must fill out the official Incomplete
Form available from the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
An Incomplete may be granted for up to 12 weeks from date of
issue. Petition for extension beyond the 12 weeks will be subject
to review by the faculty member and the appropriate academic
dean. An Incomplete submitted without the Incomplete Form or
not made up within the allotted period, will automatically become
an F. An IN grade reflects an Incomplete with no filed paperwork
at the time the grades were issued.
Attendance Regulation
Class attendance is of vital importance, and excessive absences will
negatively affect the student’s final grade.
Students receiving financial aid are subject to a federal audit of
attendance, therefor, attendance-taking is the mandatory responsibility
of faculty members. Students are governed by the attendance policies
defined by the instructor of each class and placed in each course
syllabus. As a general guideline, excused absences are those based
on unforeseeable and uncontrollable circumstances as determined
by the instructor.
Students whose absences are authorized by formal notification
from the Office of the Provost must be allowed make-up privileges
without penalty based on absence. However, students bear the
responsibility of properly notifying their instructors in advance of
authorized absences.
Students must exercise responsibility in choosing their level of
participation in curricular activities and should plan their course
schedules in light of class attendance requirements to avoid
jeopardizing classroom learning based on participation.
ACADEMIC POLICIES
Repeated Courses
Students may repeat courses at Azusa Pacific University. All grades
will remain on record but only the most recent attempt, regardless of
the grade, will be calculated into the student’s grade-point average,
whether the course is taken at APU or elsewhere. However, the
units will be counted for credit only once, which may impact financial
aid, athletic eligibility, and graduation requirements. If a repeated
class is taken at another institution, both the grade and the units
of the repeated class will be transferred (providing the class meets
the guidelines for transfer). Students may not take an APU course
more than three times unless specified in the course description.
Final Examinations and Waiver Examinations
Final examinations are required in all courses. No final examination
shall be given to individual students before the regularly scheduled
time. No exception can be made to this rule without the written
approval of the instructor, the department chair, and the appropriate
academic dean. Waiver exams are available at the discretion of each
academic department. These exams do not grant academic units.
Freshmen and sophomores have lower-division standing. Juniors
and seniors have upper-division standing.
Deans’ List
Nominations to the Deans’ List are made in the fall and spring
semester of each academic year. Students named to the Deans’ List
shall have satisfied the following conditions:
1. They shall be registered for the degree of B.A., BFA, B.M., B.S.,
BSN, or BSW
2. They shall have completed at least 12 units or be enrolled full time
in the qualifying semester.
3. They shall maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA for the fall or spring
semester.
Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate
Students
An undergraduate student may enroll in a graduate course only if
all of the following conditions are met:
• The student is a senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Waivers
Some departments permit waivers of certain courses. Course
waivers are processed by the applicable department. Contact the
appropriate department for details on specific waiver procedures.
Unlike transfer credit, waivers fulfill course requirements only; no
units are awarded. Students with waived courses must choose
alternate elective courses to satisfy the unit requirements of their
degree program.
Transfer Work
Azusa Pacific University may accept transfer credit for equivalent
courses from schools accredited by regional agencies recognized
by the Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA). To be
awarded credit for transfer work, students must complete and
submit a Transfer Inquiry Form to the Office of the Undergraduate
Registrar, and receive approval prior to registration for the course.
In addition, students must complete the transfer course (including
correspondence courses) with a grade of C- or higher. APU’s
credit is given on a 4.0 scale for transfer work. Quarter units will
be converted into semester units.
Academic Policy Exceptions
A petition process exists for students who seek an exception to
stated academic policies, procedures, and regulations. Academic
General Petition forms are available from the Office of the
Undergraduate Registrar. Approval for petitions will be granted
only in extreme cases where extenuating circumstances are
evident and can be substantiated.
• The department chair of the student’s major approves.
• The request is submitted with the form provided by the Office
of the Undergraduate Registrar.
A qualified undergraduate student is not limited in the number of
graduate courses that they may take.
Graduate courses taken by an undergraduate student may not
apply toward an APU graduate degree unless the grade received in
the graduate course is 3.0 or higher and the student is accepted
into the appropriate graduate program. No more than eight
graduate units earned as an undergraduate student may be
counted toward an APU graduate degree. Some departments
may allow fewer units to be counted. A student who will be
applying to an APU graduate program should obtain information
from the appropriate department before taking graduate courses.
Independent Study
Independent study enables students to enrich their university
experience by pursuing learning in a closely supervised program
and providing opportunity for individual investigation of subject areas
not covered in the regular course offerings. An undergraduate,
upperclass student (those with 60 or more completed units) who
has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 may receive credit for a
maximum of 9 independent study units to be applied toward a
degree program. No more than 4 units may be applied toward
one project, and a maximum of 9 independent study units may be
taken during one academic term.
The minimum number of credits for a bachelor’s degree is 126.
Twelve units per semester constitute a minimum full-time load and
normal progress toward a degree. However, the student should be
aware that to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years, an
average of 16 units per semester is needed.
The independent study is recorded as XXX497, XXX498, or XXX499
on the student’s permanent academic record. To request an
independent study course for any given semester, the student
should begin planning the study during advising and must submit
a completed Independent Study/Course Replacement Application
to the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar by the last day of the
add/drop period (see “Academic Calendar” for the specific date).
Classification of Students
The application must include:
Normal Progress Toward a Degree
A full-time student may be defined as one taking a minimum
academic load of 12 units each semester. The following system for
student classification is used by the university:
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
0–27 units
at least 28 units
at least 60 units
at least 90 units
Senior classification does not ensure graduation. All requirements
for a degree must be satisfactorily met in order to graduate.
• A completed Independent Study/Course Replacement
Application.
• A proposal written in consultation with the supervising or
mentoring instructor.
• Signed approval of the instructor, department chair, and dean
of the appropriate school or college.
The student pays an additional fee of $125/unit for independent
study courses.
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Course Replacement
Withdrawal from Courses
Course replacement is the replacement of a catalog course in terms
of units, content, syllabus, outline, and testing by an independent
study version of the course. In general, the course tutorial cannot
substitute for a course that is offered on a regular basis. However,
there may be occasions in which it may be utilized to fulfill a course
requirement when a class is cancelled because of low enrollment.
The actual course number, instead of an independent study number,
is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record.
A student may withdraw from classes without grade penalty at
any time after the add/drop period through the 10th week of the
semester. The student must secure the appropriate form from
the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar and obtain a signature
from the professor. The student will receive a W (withdrawal) grade
in that course. A student who never attends or stops attending a
course for which he or she is officially registered without following the
accepted procedures will receive an F or FN (failure, nonattending)
grade in that course.
Course replacement units do not count toward the maximum
9 independent study units allowed in a degree program. To request
a course replacement for any given semester, the student must
submit an Independent Study/Course Replacement Application in
the same manner as described above for independent study
courses.
Academic Probation and Dismissal
Students will be placed on academic probation for either of these
two reasons:
1. Students who do not maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade-point
average in all coursework will be placed on academic probation.
2. Students whose semester grade-point average falls below 2.0 for
two consecutive semesters at APU will be placed on academic
probation.
Students placed on academic probation will not be allowed to
register for more than 14 units during the probationary semester nor
during any subsequent terms until they are removed from academic
probation. Students on academic probation who do not attain a 2.0
grade-point average during the probationary term or do not meet
stipulated requirements placed on them by the Admissions
Committee will be dismissed for a minimum of two semesters.
Re-application after Academic Dismissal
A student who has been dismissed for academic reasons may
petition to return to APU for the following semester through the
Office of Academic Advising. The petition must state:
1. Intentions to maintain acceptable academic standing.
2. Strategies for probable success.
Withdrawal from the University
A student who, for any reason, finds it necessary to withdraw from the
university during the course of the semester must do so through the
Office of the Associate Dean of Students. The student must complete
the exit interview process and the University Withdrawal Form. Failure
to comply with these regulations will mean that failing grades will be
entered on the student’s record and dismissal will be recorded as
dishonorable. (See “Refund Policy” under “Financial Information”.)
Withdrawal from University after Disciplinary Action
In matters of disciplinary action resulting in suspension or
dismissal from the university, a written statement will be sent from
the dean of students informing the student of the action. The dean
of students will also notify the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar
regarding the student’s status and authorize proper withdrawal
from classes. Dismissed students will not receive tuition refunds
except by administrative action.
Leave of Absence
Undergraduate students may request to take a leave of absence
from enrollment in classes for up to two consecutive semesters.
Requests for a leave should be initially made to the Office of the
Associate Dean of Students and require university approval.
Forms are available from the Office of the Associate Dean of
Students and must be completed prior to the student’s absence
from the university. Failure to complete the required form, or to
register at the end of the approved leave, will result in the student
having to reapply to the university and comply with any applicable
changes in admissions, financial aid, and degree requirements as
stated in the Re-enrollment Policy located in the Admissions section
of this catalog.
If the petition to return is approved by the committee, the student’s
probationary status will be monitored regularly thereafter by
Academic Advising to ensure that the student is making satisfactory
progress in remedying grade deficiencies. Failure to maintain a 2.0
grade-point average, with any grades of D, F, or W, at this point will
result in disqualification from further study at APU. A second
academic dismissal may not be appealed and the student must
proceed through the re-admission and re-enrollment process (see
Academic Policies) for consideration of further APU study after
showing academic success at another institution for a minimum of
two semesters, with full-time enrollment in each semester.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, known as
the Buckley Amendment or FERPA, provides that students shall
have the right of access to their educational records; and with
limited exceptions, educational institutions shall not release
educational records to nonschool employees without consent
of the student unless specifically permitted by law. “Students”
as used in this notice includes former students.
A student who has been academically dismissed and did not
petition to return for the following semester should apply to
re-enroll through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
(or Office of International Student Services if the student is an
international student) for re-admission to APU. Re-enrollment
is not guaranteed and the student’s file will be reviewed by the
Admissions Committee. The student must demonstrate academic
success at another institution for a minimum of two semesters,
with full-time enrollment in each semester. The course load taken
should be of academic core classes.
Transcripts of Azusa Pacific University coursework are available
approximately four weeks after the completion of courses. Requests
can be made in writing and should include the following information:
location of classes taken, the last semester attended, where the
transcript is to be sent, date of graduation (if applicable), Social
Security number, and personal signature. The fee is $5 per
copy. An Azusa Pacific University Transcript Request form
is available on the website for student convenience at
www.apu.edu/registrar/undergraduate/forms/. Transcripts,
diplomas, and/or verifications of degrees will not be released
until all financial obligations to the university are met.
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Student Records Policy
Release of Transcripts
ACADEMIC POLICIES
Right of Access
Notification of Rights under FERPA
With a few exceptions provided by law, students at Azusa Pacific
University may see any of their educational records upon request.
In general, access will be granted immediately upon request to the
record custodian, but if delay is necessary, access must be granted
no later than 45 days after request. Students further have the right,
under established procedures, to challenge the factual accuracy of the
records and to enter their viewpoints in the records. Students may
waive their right of access to recommendations and evaluations in the
cases of admissions, application for employment, and nomination for
awards. Azusa Pacific University may not require students to sign a
waiver of their right of access to their records, but students
should be aware that recommendations and evaluations may not
be very helpful or candid without a signed waiver.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords
students certain rights with respect to their education records.
These rights include:
Disclosure of Student Records
With certain exceptions provided by law, Azusa Pacific University
cannot release information concerning students, other than directory
information, from their education records to anyone other than
university officials without the written consent of the student.
Students and alumni applying for jobs, credit, graduate school,
etc., can expedite their applications by providing the university with
written permission to release specific records and to which parties
the releases should be made.
The student’s written consent is not required for the disclosure of
grades, disciplinary action, or other information to parents of students
who are dependents for federal income tax purposes. Parents
requesting information regarding dependent students must
demonstrate federal income dependency by submitting their
most recent federal income tax return.
The university has designated the following categories as directory
information, which may, at the university’s discretion, be released to
the public without consent of the student: student’s name and maiden
name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, date
and place of birth, major field of study and courses taken, participation
in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height (of
members of athletic teams), dates of attendance, degrees and
awards received, all previous educational agencies or institutions
attended, current class schedule, employer, church membership,
photographs, and parents’ names, addresses, and telephone listings.
It is the general policy of the university not to release directory
information regarding its students unless, in the judgment of the
appropriate record custodian or other officials with record access,
such release either serves a legitimate educational purpose or is
not adverse to the interests and privacy of the student. However,
the student may request that certain categories of directory
information not be released to the public without his/her written
consent. Such requests shall be submitted in accordance with the
student records policy of the university.
This notice is not intended to fully explain students’ rights under
FERPA. The Office of the Undergraduate Registrar maintains copies
of the official Azusa Pacific University Student Records Policy,
which contain detailed information and procedures with regard to
these rights. Students may obtain a copy of the written policy upon
request to the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar, Azusa Pacific
University, PO Box 7000, Azusa, California 91702-7000. Any student
alleging failure of the university to comply with FERPA may file
a complaint with the Family Education Rights and Privacy
Act Office (FERPA), United States Department of Education,
4511 Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20201.
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records
within 45 days of the day the university receives a request for
access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of
the academic department, or other appropriate official, written
requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The
university official will make arrangements for access and notify
the student of the time and place where the records may be
inspected. If the records are not maintained by the university
official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall
advise the student of the correct official to whom the request
should be addressed.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education
records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or in
violation of privacy rights. Students may ask the university to
amend a record they believe is inaccurate, misleading, or in
violation of privacy rights. They should write the university official
responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record
they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate, misleading,
or in violation of privacy rights. If the university decides not to
amend the record as requested by the student, the university will
notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his
or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be
provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable
information contained in the student’s education records, except
to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent is
disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
A “school official” is (1) a person employed by the university in
an administrative, supervisory, academic research, or support
staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and
health staff); (2) a person serving on the Board of Trustees; (3) a
student serving on an official commitment, such as a
disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
school official in performing his or her tasks; or (4) a person
employed by or under contract to the university to perform an
assigned task on behalf of the university.
A school official has a “legitimate educational interest” if the
official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or
her professional responsibility whenever he or she is (1) performing
a task that is specified in his or her job description or contract
agreement; (2) performing a task related to a student’s education;
(3) performing a task related to the discipline of a student;
(4) providing a service or benefit relating to the student or
student’s family (such as health care, counseling, job placement,
or financial aid); or (5) disclosing information in response to a
judicial order or legally issued subpoena.
Another exception is that the university discloses education
records without consent to officials of another school in which
a student seeks enrollment or intends to enroll, upon request
of officials of that other school.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
concerning alleged failures by state university to comply with the
requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that
administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
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Undergraduate Grievance Policy
I. Overview
Azusa Pacific University provides a means by which students may
file a grievance for academic and student life issues, excluding
violations of the Student Standards of Conduct. The process
described below should be used after all informal means have
been exhausted. In the area of academics, protocol requires
that student concerns or grievances about course content and
relevancy, grading, teaching style, and the like, be taken up
first with the professor of the given class. Failure to resolve the
matter at that point may require a meeting with the appropriate
department chair, or finally, the dean of the school or college.
In the event that the informal procedures fail to resolve the problem,
the student may file a formal grievance if a justifiable cause exists.
Justifiable cause for grievance shall be defined as any act which,
in the opinion of the student, adversely affects the student and is
perceived as prejudicial or capricious action on the part of any
university faculty or staff member or an arbitrary or unfair imposition
of sanctions. To file a grievance, the student will indicate in writing
the nature of the grievance, the evidence upon which it is based,
and the redress sought, and submit the document(s) to the Office
of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs for academic
matters, or the Office of the Dean of Students for nonacademic
matters. Guidelines for this document are listed in section III, B, i-vii.
At that time, a Grievance Committee will be formed and proceed
according to the guidelines stated below.
The grievance procedure shall act as a vehicle for communication
and decision making between students, staff, and faculty, and
provide through prescribed procedures a process through which
a student-initiated grievance can be resolved internally.
II. Organization
A. Membership: For academic grievances:
Vice provost for undergraduate programs or
other individual designated by the vice provost
Academic dean (not from school or college
involved)
One faculty member
One upper-division student
Associate dean of students or designee
For nonacademic grievances:
Associate dean of students or designee
Two faculty members
Two students
Vice provost or other individual designated by
the provost
B. Chair:
For academic grievances, the vice provost or
designee shall preside.
For nonacademic grievances, the associate
dean of students or designee shall preside.
C. Voting:
All members have equal vote and there shall
be no alternates or substitutes unless one
member must disqualify him/herself due to
conflict of interest.
D. Meeting Time: The meeting will be scheduled within seven
working days following the filing of a written
petition.
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III. Committee Guidelines and Meeting Format
A. The formal grievance procedure shall be initiated only after
other attempts to resolve the matter have been exhausted
(i.e., conferring with individual instructor, department chair, or
staff member as appropriate). Except for grade appeals, the
student has no more than 10 working days after meeting with
the individual they believe has given them cause for grievance
or 15 working days after the incident that occasioned the
grievance in which to file his/her written petition. In the case
of grade appeals, a written petition must be filed within
60 calendar days after the end of the semester in which
the grade is received. The formal procedure must be initiated
within these time limits. However, the time limit may be extended
by the associate dean of students or vice provost at their sole
discretion upon presentation of good cause.
B. The grievance process is initiated by submission of a written
petition to the chair of the Grievance Committee. The petition
must include:
i. Names of the parties involved
ii. A clear statement of the nature of the grievance
iii. A narrative of the incident including
1. what occurred
2. when it occurred
3. where it occurred
4. who was present
iv. The evidence on which the grievance is based
v. Why this constitutes capricious or arbitrary action on
behalf of a staff or faculty member
vi. What has been done to resolve the grievance
vii. The desired outcome/outcomes
viii. Any supporting documentation
C. The chair of the Grievance Committee will submit a copy of
the grievance to each person who will serve on the Grievance
Committee for this incident, as well as to the faculty or
staff members involved and the dean of the school or
college involved.
D. A meeting of the Grievance Committee will be scheduled to
consider the matter within seven working days of the date on
which the petition was filed. The involved student and faculty
or community member may testify in person at the committee
meetings. The meetings shall be held at times when both
parties are available to testify.
E. Meetings of the Grievance Committee shall be attended only
by the parties named in the grievance, members of the
Grievance Committee, witnesses invited by the Grievance
Committee and the dean of the school or college involved.
Witnesses may only be present during the time they are
presenting their testimony. No one other than members of the
Grievance Committee may be present during deliberations.
F. Either party may seek an advisor who must be a faculty
member or student in that school or college. The function of
the advisor shall not include that of advocacy and the advisor
will not have a role in the committee’s meetings. The student
may not bring legal counsel or have a student represent
him/her as counsel. The Grievance Committee may not have
legal counsel present.
ACADEMIC POLICIES
G. Accurate minutes of the grievance procedure shall be written
and kept in a confidential file of the committee’s proceedings.
Such minutes shall include the committee’s findings and
decision. No other printed materials or notes may be taken
from the meeting. At the option of the grievance committee
chair, the proceedings may be recorded.
H. Except for communications with the applicable dean and
academic chair after the conclusion of Grievance Committee
proceedings and communications with the faculty member(s)
and student(s) involved advising them of the Grievance
Committee’s final decision, the parties and committee members
may not discuss the case outside the meeting.
I. If a committee member is approached prior to a meeting by a
student whose case is to be heard, the member should refuse
to discuss the issue and should disclose at the time of the
meeting that he/she has been approached.
J. Any committee member who has a potential conflict of
interest, who holds a bias or preconceived notion as to the
facts of the case and has formed an opinion about them, or
who may hold ill will toward a particular student must disclose
to the chair the nature of such feelings, bias, or potential conflict.
He or she may be excused from participation upon request by
such member or at the discretion of the chair, and replaced by
the chair with a substitute committee member of comparable
station to the extent possible under the circumstances.
K. In cases of conflicting information and/or when additional
information is desired, the committee may request testimony
from additional witnesses having information pertinent to
the grievance.
L. The committee will decide on the matter by vote. Both parties
will be notified in writing within one week of the decision. The
committee’s decision shall be final.
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Academic Programs
Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Correspondence Course Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Center for Academic Service-Learning
and Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Preprofessional Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Degree Posting Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Center for Global Learning & Engagement . . . .74
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
APU Programs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Honors at Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
CCCU Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Honor Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Additional Approved
Off-campus Programs
General Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
General Studies Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
. . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) .80
Diversity in the Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Air Force Reserve Officers’
Training Corps (AFROTC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Center for Research in Science (CRIS) . . . . . . .81
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Degree Programs
Guidelines for Additional Degrees
The Bachelor of Arts is offered with majors in art, athletic training,
biblical studies, business management, Christian ministries, cinematic
arts, communication studies, computer information systems,
economics, English, global studies, graphic design, history, journalism,
liberal studies (traditional as well as School of Adult and Professional
Studies), mathematics, math/physics, music, philosophy, physical
education, political science, psychology, social science, sociology,
Spanish, theater arts, theology, and youth ministry.
Azusa Pacific University will award a maximum of two bachelor
degrees in any combination such as two B.A.s or one B.A. and
one B.S. under the following conditions:
The Bachelor of Science is offered with majors in applied exercise
science, applied health, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, Christian
leadership (School of Adult and Professional Studies), computer
information systems (School of Adult and Professional Studies),
computer science, information security (School of Adult and
Professional Studies), management information systems (School
of Adult and Professional Studies), mathematics, organizational
leadership (School of Adult and Professional Studies), and physics.
1. Candidates for additional degrees must meet the University
Residence policy.
2. A minimum of 156 units is required for the two degrees.
3. Students must complete all of the required courses listed in the
catalog for both degrees.
4. Not more than six upper-division courses may be common to
both degrees (excluding General Studies requirements).
5. Thirty units must be unique to the second degree, of which at
least 18 units must be upper division.
6. General Studies courses completed for one degree may be applied
toward the second degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is offered to nursing majors.
Correspondence Course Credit
The Bachelor of Science in Business is offered with these majors:
accounting, economics, finance, international business,
and marketing.
A maximum of 9 semester units of correspondence credit may be
applied toward an Azusa Pacific University degree. Students must
earn a grade of C- or higher in eligible courses and receive prior
approval from the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is offered to social work majors.
The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in commercial music, composition,
performance, and music and worship is offered to qualified
music majors.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts is offered in acting for stage and screen.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts is offered in cinema arts production and
visual art.
Minor Program Policy
Azusa Pacific University offers a wide range of minors to enrich and
support the academic experience of the undergraduate students.
The following applies:
1. Minor programs are available to all students in a traditional
undergraduate degree program and must be completed
simultaneously with the major degree program.
2. Students may not earn a minor in the same discipline in which
they are majoring.
3. Students must take at least three courses (9 units) that are
unique to the minor (i.e., not required to fulfill the student’s
major, another minor, or General Studies requirements).
4. Departments, at their discretion, may substitute no more than
25 percent of the required units defined in the catalog for a
given minor program. Lower-division courses cannot be
substituted for upper-division course requirements.
5. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA must be achieved in all
courses required for the minor. The sponsoring academic
department may require a higher minimum GPA.
For more information, please contact the sponsoring academic
department for the particular minor.
Guidelines for the Double Major
Normally, a student meets graduation requirements for a degree in one
of the major departments. However, it is permissible for a student to be
granted a B.A. or B.S. degree with a maximum of two majors if the
following conditions are met:
1. Students must complete all of the required courses listed in the
catalog for both majors.
2. Not more than six upper-division courses may be common to
both majors (excluding General Studies requirements).
3. Twenty-four units must be unique to the second major, of which
at least 18 units must be upper division.
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Correspondence courses must be offered by a regionally accredited
college or university or the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges.
No more than 6 units may be transferred to meet General Studies
core requirements in God’s Word and the Christian Response.
Senior transfer students may complete only 3 units by
correspondence, none of which may apply to the core category
of God’s Word and the Christian Response. If a student wishes
to receive correspondence course credit toward the requirements
for his/her major, prior written consent from department faculty
must be obtained. All correspondence work must be completed
before the first day of classes in a student’s final semester.
Graduation Requirements
The minimum unit requirement for the B.A., B.M., B.S., BSN, BFA,
or BSW degree is 126 (some majors require more than the minimum
number of units be completed). Units for MATH 001, MATH 090,
MATH 091, MATH 095, MATH 096, and ENGL 099 do not count
toward the 126 units required for graduation. All students must
earn a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 in all university
work attempted. Transfer students must also earn a minimum
cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 in work completed at Azusa
Pacific University. Some departments/schools also have a minimum
cumulative grade-point average for major courses.
Security Interest in Student Records
A student may neither graduate nor receive any diploma, grades,
certificates, or transcripts until all financial obligations (including
student loans wherein collections are administered by the university)
have been satisfied in accordance with policies described under
“Financial Information.” Any diploma, certificates, grades, or transcripts
shall be retained by the university as a security interest until all such
obligations are satisfied. Release of any such security interest prior to
or subsequent to any default by the debtor shall not be considered a
binding precedent or modification of this policy.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Residence
Degree Posting Dates
To earn an Azusa Pacific University undergraduate degree, the
following units must be earned specifically at APU:
The university posts bachelor’s degrees three times each year,
regardless of the specific date when all work is completed. All
degree requirements must be met prior to the posting date. The
three posting dates are at the end of the regular fall semester
(approximately December 15), the end of the regular spring
semester (approximately May 5), and the end of the summer
sessions (approximately July 31). By petition, completed degrees
may be posted on the 1st and the 15th of a month other than those
listed above in this section.
• At least 30 total semester units
• Eighteen of the last 24 units counted toward the degree
• At least 15 upper-division units in the major field
• At least 50 percent of the units in the minor field, concentration,
or emphasis (if any)
Neither transfer credit (including correspondence courses) nor
credit by examination (CLEP, AP, IB) may be used to fulfill the
above residence requirement. However, the units for APU study
abroad and university-endorsed study abroad programs may be
used to fulfill the university residency requirements.
Student Ministry
All candidates for graduation must have completed 120 credits of
ministry approved by the Office of Ministry and Service (MAS). This
requirement is prorated for transfer students. Fifteen ministry credits
may be fulfilled through MIN 108 Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry.
See www.apu.edu/mas for more information.
Application for Graduation – Intent to Graduate
Graduation is not automatic upon completion of all coursework.
Students who intend to graduate must complete an Intent to
Graduate form and file it with the Office of the Undergraduate
Registrar at least six months prior to Commencement, which
always falls within the semester prior to the graduating semester.
The commencement and the Intent to Graduate Form due dates
are listed in the Academic Calendar.
A degree is granted based on the completion of all requirements. In
the event that a student does not complete all requirements for the
degree as indicated on the Intent to Graduate form, he or she
must complete those requirements within two years of the filing
date. If the remaining requirements for the degree as stated on the
Intent to Graduate form are not completed, the student will be
subject to policies governing re-entering students, and a new
catalog year will apply.
Selection of Catalog for Determining Degree
Requirements
An undergraduate student remaining in attendance in regular session
at Azusa Pacific University may elect to meet the graduation
requirements in effect at Azusa Pacific University either at the time
the student began attending (catalog at first registration) or when
he/she officially changes his/her major and submits a Change
of Major form to the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar, or
requirements outlined at the year of graduation (current catalog).
Students may elect a newly created major at any point in their
attendance at Azusa Pacific University. Substitutions for discontinued
courses may be authorized or required by the major.
A student has seven years from the date of his or her first registration
at Azusa Pacific University to complete his or her degree under the
catalog in effect at the date of first registration. Students who
continue in attendance beyond the seventh year may elect to meet
the graduation requirements of the catalog in effect in the eighth
year of attendance or the catalog in effect at the year of graduation.
“In attendance” is defined as enrollment in at least 12 units for one
semester within a 12-month period. An approved leave of absence
shall not be considered an interruption in attendance. If a student is
not in attendance for more than two consecutive semesters and
then re-enters the university, the student is subject to the
graduation requirements at the time of re-entering.
Commencement
Undergraduate commencement exercises are held at the end of the
fall and spring semesters and after the second summer term.
The university president, by the authority of the trustees and on
recommendation of the faculty, awards the degrees.
Participation in Commencement
A student may participate in commencement exercises only if all
degree work has been completed or is in process concurrently at
another institution and will be completed in the graduating term. All
correspondence work must be completed prior to a student’s final
semester. Official transcripts must be received by the Office of
the Undergraduate Registrar no later than the add/drop deadline
of the semester in which the student intends to participate in
commencement. No correspondence work will be allowed in the
final semester. In order to participate in the commencement
exercises, all financial obligations to the university must be met.
Eligibility to participate in commencement exercises will be
determined no later than 10 working days prior to the day of
commencement. All commencement issues must be resolved by this
time, including the receipt of transcripts (if applicable), financial
clearance, and clearance of ministry and service credits. Students
who disregard the academic clearance policy and participate in a
commencement ceremony fraudulently will not be allowed to
participate in future commencement ceremonies and could face
sanctions including (but not limited to) suspension from the university.
Honors at Commencement
Latin Honors
Qualifying students may graduate with the following honors: summa
cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude. The minimum GPA
requirements for Latin Honors are as follows:
3.90 — summa cum laude
3.80 — magna cum laude
3.70 — cum laude
All grades accepted toward graduation at Azusa Pacific University
are included in the calculation of these honors, including
correspondence and transfer classes. All grades not accepted
toward graduation at Azusa Pacific University (such as remedial
classes) will not be included in the calculation.
Honor Societies
Alpha Chi
Alpha Chi, a coeducational academic honor society, promotes
academic excellence and exemplary character among college and
university students and honors those who achieve such distinction.
Membership is by invitation and is limited to the top-ranking 10
percent of APU’s junior and senior undergraduates, the top-ranking
10 percent of the adult and professional studies students, and the
top-ranking 10 percent of students in the graduate programs. The
APU Chapter, California Gamma Chapter, was chartered in 1969.
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Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society
Phi Delta Epsilon Premedical Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly
undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and
appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human
knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922,
more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime
membership, and more than 553 chapters have been established
throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE) is an international medical fraternity that
creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to the
guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through
fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership,
science, and ethics. The California Mu chapter of PhiDE was
chartered at Azusa Pacific University on April 17, 2010, and has
since provided premedical students with various resources, including
networking with doctors and students at other universities, leadership
training at regional and international conferences, and opportunities
to participate in various internships and medical education programs.
Additionally, PhiDE members at APU have participated in community
service through a wide variety of local organizations such as the
Glendora Teen Center, Habitat for Humanity, and Children’s Hospital
Los Angeles, and have raised more than $7,000 to support Children’s
Miracle Network, Phi Delta Epsilon’s official philanthropic partner.
TriBeta was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University—the
Alpha Chapter—by Frank G. Brooks and a group of his students.
The idea of an honor and professional society for biology students
spread rapidly and, by 1925, the society became a national
organization. Biennial national conventions of student and faculty
members began in that year and, in 1930, the society journal,
BIOS, began publication of student research, articles of interest
to biologists, and society news. As the society grew, it divided
into regional and district groups, each of which holds a convention
annually. At the heart of every district and national meeting are
student research papers presented in the style of graduate
meetings. Awards are given for outstanding individual and
chapter accomplishment.
Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of the National
Communication Association and a member of the prestigious
Association of College Honor Societies. Each member must
maintain an exceptional grade-point average and display a
commitment to the field of communication. The organization
promotes outstanding scholarly achievement in communication
studies and explores professional options.
Pew College Society
The Pew College Society is a campus organization that helps
promising undergraduate students gain admission into excellent
graduate schools. Initiated with a series of grants from the Pew
Charitable Trusts, the society is now fully funded by APU. The
organization sponsors several seminars and lectures each year to
promote scholarship on campus and to help students through the
process of graduate school admission, including how to choose
graduate schools, how to prepare for admissions tests, and how to
improve one’s chances of acceptance. The Pew College Society
also connects its members with faculty mentors who give guidance
to students on choosing and applying to graduate schools. The
society further provides financial assistance to help students with
such expenses as graduate school application fees and some travel
to prospective graduate schools.
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
Eta Iota is the local chapter name of the National Phi Alpha Social
Work Honor Society at APU. The purpose of Phi Alpha is to provide
a closer bond among social work students and promote humanitarian
goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high academic standards for social
work students and invites into membership those who have attained
excellence in scholarship and service. To qualify for membership, a
candidate must:
• Be a declared social work major.
• Have senior status.
• Have at least 90 semester hours of general and department
coursework.
• Exhibit both personal and professional integrity.
• Possess a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.6.
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Pi Sigma Alpha–Alpha Eta Delta Chapter
Pi Sigma Alpha, is the only national honor society for undergraduate
and graduate student of political science. There are more than 600
chapters established in colleges and universities in the United States,
and a few outside of the U.S. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the
Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as
a “Specialized, Upper-Division” society by ACHS. The Azusa Pacific
University Chapter , Alpha Eta Delta, was chartered in 2011.
All Pi Sigma Alpha members, regular and honorary, receive a
certificate of membership and pin, and permanent enrollment in
the society’s membership rolls maintained by the national office.
Members are entitled to wear the Pi Sigma Alpha key at any time
or the medallion and honor cord with cap and gown at graduation
and on other official occasions. Members may apply for scholarships
for both graduate study in political science and for Washington
semester programs, and for best paper awards.
Members must be of junior or senior class standing, complete at
least ten (10) units of political science courses (one of which must
be 300-level or higher). Transfer students must have completed at
least six (6) of the ten (10) units at APU. Students must maintain
an average grade of B or higher in all political science courses,
and overall academic standing must be in the upper one-third of
the college class.
Pi Lambda Theta Education Honor Society
Pi Lambda Theta, founded in 1910, is an international honor
society and professional association in education. Its mission is
to provide leadership for the profession, promote academic
excellence at all educational levels, provide leadership development
for members, foster an environment for professional growth, and
recognize outstanding educators. As an honor society, the purpose
is to recognize individuals of superior scholastic achievement and high
potential for professional leadership. As a professional association, the
purpose is to encourage independent critical thinking in addressing
the challenges of education today.
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a
program leading to a career in education are eligible for membership
in Pi Lambda Theta if the following criteria are met:
• A grade-point average of 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale
and one of the following:
– Status of at least second-semester sophomore and
currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program
with an intent to enter a career in education
– Admission to a graduate degree program or a postbaccalaureate certification or credential program with an
intent to enter a career in education, current enrollment, and
completion of at least two graduate courses in that program
• For additional information, call (800) 487-3411, email
[email protected], or contact the Liberal Studies office
at (626) 387-5717 ([email protected]).
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
General Studies Program
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in
1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and
maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the
science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and
undergraduate men and women who are making the study
of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the
minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association
of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American
Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological
Society (APS). APU became a Psi Chi chapter in 2000.
Each student graduating from APU completes 58–66 (average of 64)
units of General Studies courses. The number of units required
is determined by whether a student enters as a freshman or
as a transfer student, and by the year that the student begins
coursework at APU. Current students seeking to transfer coursework
from other colleges and universities must verify with the Office
of Undergraduate Registrar that those courses will be accepted
for General Studies credit. The policy for transferring credits to
meet General Studies requirements is available in the Office of
the Undergraduate Registrar or online at
www.apu.edu/registrar/undergraduate/transferring/.
Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society
Sigma Delta Pi is the national collegiate Hispanic honor society.
Founded in 1919, it is the only honor society for students studying
Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. In order to be
nominated for membership, students must show a genuine interest
in the Hispanic culture through the completion of at least three years,
or the equivalent, of college Spanish, including a third-year course in
Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization. Students must
also average a grade of B or better in all Spanish coursework and be
ranked in the upper 35 percent of their class. APU’s chapter was
established in 2003 under the name Phi Omicron.
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Alpha Epsilon Tau is the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta
International English Honor Society. The society exists to:
• Confer distinction for high achievement in English language
and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional
studies.
• Promote literary awareness on campus and in the surrounding
community.
• Foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative
and critical writing.
• Encourage dialogue and scholarly reflection on faith and literature.
• Provide opportunities for fellowship within the English department.
To qualify for membership, the candidate must be an English major
or minor, have completed two courses in English beyond the
requirement of Freshman Writing Seminar, have completed three
or more semesters of college work with an overall GPA of 3.3 or
above, and an average of B+ or higher in all English courses.
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International, the only international honor society of
nursing in the world, provides leadership and scholarship in
practice, education, and research to enhance the health of all
people. The honor society supports the learning and professional
development of members who strive to improve nursing care
worldwide.
Students in baccalaureate nursing programs may qualify for
membership after completing half of the nursing curriculum,
ranking in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class, and
achieving a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. All potential
applicants must meet the expectation of academic integrity.
APU’s chapter is Iota Sigma.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities
and Colleges
Each year, deans and chairs from all schools and colleges nominate
deserving students for listing in the national publication Who’s Who
Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. This
distinction is awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership,
and potential for future success.
Information for Transfer Students
Students transferring in to Azusa Pacific University may have
some of their General Studies requirements met by classes taken
at their previous institution(s). Additionally, the unit requirements
for God’s Word and the Christian Response and the upper-division
general studies coursework may be adjusted depending on
the number of units the student transferred in to APU. Further
information about these adjusted requirements is located in the
Transfer Applicants section of this catalog.
The evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by the
Office of the Undergraduate Registrar. All students are encouraged
to work with the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar and with
their academic advisor to determine their General Studies requirements.
General Studies Requirements
APU’s General Studies requirements include Skills and University
Requirements and six Integrative Core Requirements, which include
elective unit requirements. Of the courses taken to fulfill these
requirements, at least 18 units must be courses at the 300 or
higher level. All of these requirements must be met by approved
classes. Please note that elective unit requirements may be fulfilled
by designated “elective” or “core” classes.
All courses approved to satisfy General Studies requirements are
identified in the class schedule and are included on the list of
approved General Studies courses. This list is found in the Office
of the Undergraduate Registrar and in the Office of Academic
Advising. Additional courses may be approved in the future.
Students are encouraged to take their General Studies courses
throughout all their years at APU.
Even though students work closely with a faculty advisor in
determining their General Studies requirements, the responsibility
of fulfilling these requirements is solely that of the student. For
further information, please see the Office of the Undergraduate
Registrar and/or the Office of Academic Advising.
All students are required to access their Web-based Advisement Report (through
home.apu.edu) for information regarding their major and General Studies
requirements and fulfillment of these requirements. Any questions about the
application of transfer classes for course requirements should be directed to the
Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
Special Note: Biology, biochemistry, and nursing majors are
not required to take health education.
Special Note: Bachelor of Music majors are not required to take
health education, Fitness for Life, foreign language, math, Aesthetics
Core, or the two general studies electives. This statement does NOT
apply to Bachelor of Arts music majors.
Skills and University Requirements
ENGL
110
COMM
LDRS
PE
111
100
XXX
PE
240
Freshman Writing Seminar^
(required first year)
Public Communication
Beginnings (required first semester)
Fitness for Life or Varsity Sport^^
(concurrent enrollment with PE 240)
Health Education
(concurrent enrollment with Fitness for Life)
Units
3
3
1
1
2
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Select one
MATH
MATH
MATH
of the following:^^^
110
College Algebra^
115
Analytical Inquiry^
120
Contemporary Mathematics^
Integrative Core Course Requirements
3
3
3
^Placement into the above math and English courses is determined by transfer work,
SAT/ACT scores, or diagnostic exams. Scoring below the minimum proficiency on
any or all of these exams will result in required enrollment in ENGL 099 (for Reading),
ENGL 100 (for Writing), and/or the appropriate prerequisite math course(s).
^^Note: TFT 121 also fulfills the Fitness for Life requirement, as does PE 315.
^^^It is strongly recommended that the math requirement be completed by the
beginning of the student’s junior year.
Foreign language
8 units required
Choose from the following:
ASL
101/102
American Sign Language
4/4
CHIN 101/102
Elementary Chinese
4/4
FREN 101/102
Elementary French
4/4
GERM 101/102
Elementary German
4/4
GLBL 101/102
Self-directed Language Learning
4/4
GRKB 200/201
Elementary Greek
4/4
GRKC 200/201
Elementary Classical Greek
4/4
HEBB 200/201
Elementary Hebrew
4/4
JAPA 101/102
Elementary Japanese
4/4
LTN
200/201
Elementary Latin
4/4
MODL 101/102
Modern Language
4/4
SPAN 101/102
Elementary Spanish
4/4
Note: Two semesters of the same language is required. Foreign language proficiency
may be validated by APU’s Department of Modern Languages’ placement test
or AP/CLEP scores. International students are able to fulfill this requirement by
enrolling in and successfully passing the TESL 101 and TESL 102 classes.
APU will accept transfer units for the foreign language requirement if those courses
qualify for transfer credit and if they constitute a full collegiate academic year of
language study. All language transfer courses must entail a minimum of 3 units per
semester and be completed at an accredited institution of higher education.
Correspondence courses do not fulfill the foreign language requirement.
Upper-division Writing Intensive Course
3 units required
Choose one from the following:
ART
356
History of Modern Art
3
AT
490
Research Methods
4
BIOL
320
Ecology
4
BIOL
465
Clinical Research/Practicum
in Applied Health
4
BUSI
370
International Business
3
BUSI
405
Business Report Writing
3
CHEM 320/330
Instrumental Analysis and Lab
3/1
COMM
420
Conflict Management
3
EDLS
405
Diversity in the Classroom
3
ENGL
377
Shakespeare
3
ENGL
406
Advanced Composition
3
GLBL
301
Anthropology for Everyday Life
3
JOUR
430
Public Affairs Reporting
3
MATH
480
Math Reading, Writing, and Presentation 3
MIN
300
Culture and Ministry
3
MUS
352
Baroque, Classical, and Early
Romantic Music
3
PE
320
History and Principles of Physical Education 3
PHIL
340
Concepts of Human Nature
3
POLI
300
Research and Writing
3
PSYC
362
Research Methods in Psychology
4
SOC
471
Qualitative Social Research Methods
3
SOCW
351
Child Welfare
3
SOCW
479
Social Work Research Project
3
TFT
375
Screenwriting
3
TFT
387
Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media
3
THEO
420
Christian Apologetics
3
UBBL
430
Johannine Literature
3
UBBL
450
Ancient Near Eastern History
3
UBBL
476
Women in the Biblical Tradition
3
UNRS
306
Theoretical Frameworks of Nursing
3
UNRS
400
Advanced Practice: Professional Studies
and Communication Skills (for ADN to
MSN program students only)
3
70
The following subheadings list the core subject areas, the number
of units required for the area, and the course options. Additional
courses may be approved at a later date.
Aesthetics and the Creative Arts
3 units required
ART
150
Introduction to Art
3
ART
310
Fundamental Art Experiences
3
ART
354
Ancient Art History
3
ART
356
History of Modern Art
3
ART
357
Contemporary Art Trends
3
361
Early Christian and Medieval Art
3
ART
362
Renaissance to Rococo Art
3
ART
ART
403
Multicultural Art
3
HUM
223/323
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics^ 3/4
MUS
120
Music Fundamentals
3
MUS
121
Music Theory I
3
MUS
201
Introduction to World Music
3
MUS
204
Music of Latin America
3
MUS
205
Music of Asia
3
MUS
250
Music and Civilization
3
TFT
101
Christianity and the Creative Process
3
Heritage and Institutions
6 units required
Philosophy Component
Choose one of the following:
HUM
224/324
Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas^
PHIL
220
Introduction to Philosophy
3/4
3
History and Political Science Component
Choose one of the following:
HIST
120
World Civilizations to 1648
HIST
121
World Civilizations since 1648
HIST
151
U.S. History to 1865
HIST
152
U.S. History since 1865
HUM
221/321
Humanities Seminar I: Great Works^
POLI
150
American Government
POLI
160
Introduction to Politics
3
3
3
3
3/4
3
3
Identity and Relationships
3 units required
PHIL
340
Concepts of Human Nature
3
PSYC
110
General Psychology
3
PSYC
225
Personal and Social Adjustment
3
PSYC
290
Human Growth and Development
3
SOC
120
Introduction to Sociology
3
SOC
230
Comparative Family Systems
3
SOCW 310/311
Human Behavior in the Social
Environment I and II (both needed
to fulfill requirement)
3/3
Language and Literature
ENGL
111
ENGL
112
ENGL
324
ENGL
334
ENGL
ENGL
HUM
344
354
222/322
3 units required
Introduction to Literature
3
Introduction to Literary Analysis
3
World Literature to Renaissance
3
World Literature since
the Renaissance
3
American Literature to 1865
3
American Literature since 1865
3
Humanities Seminar II:
Literary Masterpieces^
3/4
^NOTE: The Humanities Seminars are in a 3-unit format on the Azusa campus,
and a 4-unit format in the High Sierra Semester.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Nature
BIOL
101
BIOL
151
BIOL
325
CHEM
101
CHEM
105
CHEM 111/112/114
CHEM
PHYC
151
110/111
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
130
140
151
161
4 units required, lab required
Fundamentals of Biology
4
General Biology I
4
Humans and the Environment
4
Introduction to Chemistry
4
Citizen Chemistry
4
Chemistry for the Health Sciences
4
(All three courses needed
to fulfill requirement.)
General Chemistry
4
Principles of Physical Science
4
(Both courses needed
to fulfill requirement.)
Earth Science
4
Introduction to Astronomy
4
Physics for Life Sciences I
4
Physics for Science and Engineering I 5
God’s Word and the Christian Response
18 units required
Bible Course Requirements (both classes required)^^
UBBL
UBBL
100
230
Exodus/Deuteronomy
Luke/Acts
3
3
^^UBBL 100 is the prerequisite course for all other UBBL courses and UBBL 230 is the
prerequisite course for all 300-400 level UBBL courses.
Additional Bible Courses
Choose
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
one of the following:
310
I and II Samuel
311
Hebrew Prophets I
312
Hebrew Prophets II
320
Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature
330
Life and Teachings of Jesus
340
Romans and Galatians
341
Thessalonian and Corinthian Epistles
343
The General Epistles
350
Geographical/Historical Setting of the Bible
460
Theology of the Old Testament
461
Theology of the New Testament
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Ministry Requirement
MIN
108
Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry
3
Doctrine Requirement
Choose one of the following:
HUM
325
Humanities Seminar V: Christian Classics^ 3/4
THEO
303
Theology and the Christian Life^^
3
THEO
352
Church History: Apostolic Era to 1517^^ 3
THEO
354
Church History from 1517 to Present^^ 3
THEO
363
Contemporary Christian Thought^^
3
^NOTE: The Humanities Seminars are in a 3-unit format on the Azusa campus,
and a 4-unit format at the High Sierra Semester.
^^NOTE: MIN 108 is waived as a prerequisite for students transferring 60 or more
units. All other prerequisites apply.
Senior Seminar
Choose
ART
BIOL
BUSI
COMM
one of the following:
496
Senior Seminar: Art Ethics
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics and the Sciences
496
Senior Seminar: Business Ethics
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in
Human Communication
CS
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in Computer Science
EDLS
496
Senior Seminar: Education
and Professional Ethics
ENGL
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in the Professions
GLBL
496
Senior Seminar: Global Issues
and Prospects
MATH
496
Senior Seminar
MIN
496
Senior Seminar: Church and Society
MUS
496
Senior Seminar: Music and Ethics
PE
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in
Physical Education and Sport
PHIL
496
Senior Seminar: Professional Ethics
PHIL
496
Senior Seminar: Social Ethics
PHIL
496
Senior Seminar: Worldviews
POLI
496
Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics
SOC
496
Senior Seminar: Faith and Social Issues
SOCW 496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in
the Helping Professions
TFT
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in
Theater, Film, and Television
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
THEO
UBBL
UNRS
496
496
496
Senior Seminar: Theology and Social Issues 3
Senior Seminar: Biblical Theology and Ethics 3
Senior Seminar: Ethics and
Issues in Health Care
4
Electives (minimum of 6 units required)
More than 6 units of coursework may be necessary to achieve the
18 units of upper-division General Studies coursework requirement.
For further details, see an academic advisor.
Elective units may be met by taking any of the above listed core
classes not yet used to fulfill core requirements and/or from the
following list of elective classes:
ART
ART
ART
BIOL
COMM
COMM
ENGL
ENGL
GLBL
GLBL/COMM
HIST
HIST
HIST
MKTG
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
205
210
211
330
330
420
410
434
301
310
335
357
358
362
301
302
350
351
MUS
352
MUS
455
OXUN
PHIL
POLI
POLI
POLI
PSYC
PSYC
SOC
TFT
TFT
TFT
336H
430
340
363
376
400
440
358
285
325
326
Ceramics I
Printmaking: Relief
Printmaking: Serigraph
Gender Differences
Small-group Communication
Conflict Management
American Novel
Children’s Literature
Anthropology for Everyday Life
Intercultural Communication
Cultural History/Travel Study
Enlightenment Europe
Europe 1789-1914
Consumer Behavior
Music of Africa
Soul Music
History and Literature of Commercial Music
Ancient, Renaissance,
and World Music Literature
Baroque, Classical, and Early
Romantic Music Literature
Late Romantic and 20th Century
Music Literature
Introduction to British Culture and History
Philosophy of Science
International Relations
Modern Political Thought
The American Founding
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Religion
Human Diversity
History of Film
History of Theater to the Restoration
History of Theater: Restoration to Present
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Humanities Classes at the High Sierra Semester
Several of the General Studies requirements may be met through
participation in the High Sierra Semester.
The following outlines the information:
HUM
221/321
HUM
222/322
HUM
223/323
HUM
224/324
HUM
325
Humanities Seminar I: Great Works^
Meets the core requirement in Heritage
and Institutions
Humanities Seminar II:
Literary Masterpieces^
Meets the core requirement in
Language and Literature
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics^
Meets the core requirements in
Aesthetics and the Creative Arts
Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas^
Meets the core philosophy requirement
in Heritage and Institutions
Humanities Seminar V:
Christian Classics*
Meets the doctrine requirement in
God’s Word and the Christian Response
4
4
4
4
4
^NOTE: The Humanities Seminars are in a 3-unit format on the Azusa campus,
and a 4-unit format in the High Sierra Semester.
Students may elect to take the 300-level courses for their core
requirements or to fulfill upper-division elective requirements. For
more information, please see the High Sierra advisor.
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Diversity in the Classroom
Azusa Pacific University recognizes that diversity is an
expression of God’s image and boundless creativity. In an effort to
integrate diversity studies into the curriculum, pertinent issues are
addressed within General Studies courses, and specific courses
focus on diverse perspectives. APU also offers an ethnic studies
minor through the School of Business and Management. The
following is a list of courses designed to examine diversity related
topics:
ART
COMM
CSSD
EDLS
EDUC
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
403
495
567
405
504
364
487
488
489
ETHN
ETHN
ETHN
ETHN
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GMIN
GMIN
GMIN
GNRS
MINC
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
PHIL
PSYC
SOC
SOC
SOC
SOC
TESL
150
355
356
357
301
305
310
315
509
558
559
503
486
201
204
205
301
302
370
400
358
359
405
464
530
TESL
535
THEO
UBBL
UNRS
480
462
380
Multicultural Art*
Special Topics: Film and Minority Issues
Diversity in Student Affairs^
Diversity in the Classroom***
Teaching and Cultural Diversity^
American Ethnic Literature
Literacy Movements
Significant Authors
Literary Topics: African American
Literature and the City
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
The Asian American Experience
The African American Experience
The Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Experience
Anthropology for Everyday Life**/***
Peoples and Places
Intercultural Communication**
Urban Culture
Urban Anthropology and Christian Ministry^
Women and Men in Ministry^
Urban Cross-Cultural Ministry^
Cultural Competency^
Urban Ministry Practicum
Intro to World Music*
Music of Latin America*
Music of Asia*
Music of Africa**
Soul Music**
Comparative Religions
Cultural Psychology**
Human Diversity**
Immigrant Los Angeles
The Sociology of Gender
Social Stratification
Intercultural Communication
and Language Teaching^
Sociolinguistics and
Language Teaching^
Theologies of Liberation
Global Biblical Interpretation
Transcultural Health Care
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
2
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the upper-division writing intensive requirement
^These are graduate-level courses. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for details.
Honors Program
The Azusa Pacific University Honors Program offers an academically
enriched plan of study developed for talented and motivated
students. The curriculum fulfills a significant portion of the General
Studies requirements while challenging students with greater depth,
intensity, and intellectual rigor. The program coursework suits
students committed to intellectual dialogue and Christian fellowship
with scholars. In addition to the honors curriculum, the program
offers extracurricular cultural and social activities, service learning,
and international study that deepen the educational experience.
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The Honors Program challenges students to perform at their highest
level of academic excellence, and offers them the opportunity to
develop their abilities to the fullest. Close student-faculty
collaboration is fostered through limited class enrollment of 15–18
students. Faculty teaching in the program are acknowledged
experts in their field and are known for their outstanding scholarly
contributions.
Honors students must:
• Maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.
• Complete a minimum of 21 units of the honors curriculum.
• Complete four semesters of Honors Colloquia.
Honors scholar graduates receive a certificate of completion,
distinction as an honors scholar on their diploma, and a beautiful
honors medallion to wear at graduation and keep as a memento of
their achievements.
Application to the Honors Program
Students may apply to the Honors Program as incoming first-year
students, transfer students, or as currently enrolled APU students.
Students who have received Trustees’, President’s, and Dean’s
Scholarships are also encouraged to apply for admission to the
Honors Program. Freshman participants are selected from the top 10
percent of APU applicants on the basis of academic performance,
demonstrated leadership ability, and exemplary character.
In addition to completing the application and reference forms for
admission to the university, a candidate must submit an Honors
Program application. Applications are available at
www.apu.edu/honors/admission/.
The Honors Program application requires the high school grade-point
average and SAT or ACT scores. In addition, the applicant is required
to submit responses to selected essay questions on the application
form. The completed application and the essay responses are
reviewed by the APU Honors Council to determine admission into
the Honors Program.
Transferring and Secondary Admission
Students who have a minimum 1,210 SAT score or 27 ACT score
and a minimum college or university cumulative 3.50 GPA may
apply for admission to the Honors Program. Students who have a
cumulative 3.75 GPA or higher will be considered for admission
without limitation; however, no more than five students having a
cumulative GPA of 3.50–3.75 may be admitted to the Honors
Program annually. All transferring honors students and secondary
applicants must satisfy the following minimal admission standards:
those transferring 25–46 units must include 9 college honors
credits and those transferring more than 46 units must include 12
honors units. Advanced Placement and International
Baccalaureate credits will not be considered for satisfaction of
the minimum transfer admission requirement. A minimum of 9
honors units must be completed at Azusa Pacific University to
qualify for graduation as a distinguished honors scholar. Honors
credits earned through study abroad will not count toward the
required 9 honors units in residence.
Students who are not among those admitted to the program may
submit a petition to the Honors Program office requesting permission
to register in an honors course on a space available basis. Permission
must be granted before starting the course.
Honors Program Curriculum
The Honor Program offers a variety of courses each semester that
assist students in meeting their General Studies course requirements.
In addition, honors students may petition to receive honors credit for
courses upon agreement among the student, the course instructor,
and the director of the honors program. Honors courses are offered
on the Azusa campus, at the High Sierra Semester, and at the Azusa
Oxford Semester.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Honors students participate in Honors Colloquia (HUM 400). This
unique academic and cultural enrichment program allows students
an opportunity to explore innovative topics that augment the regular
honors curriculum. To graduate as an honors scholar, students
must complete four HUM 400 series courses, one of which must
be completed in the junior or senior year of study. This is a
credit/no-credit class.
Contact the Honors Program office for the current schedule of classes.
Center for Academic Service-Learning
and Research
Azusa Pacific University’s award-winning service-learning program
provides students with the opportunity to learn from, with, and for
the community. In keeping with the mission and values of APU, the
Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research (CASLR)
provides opportunities for students to begin their journey toward
becoming socially responsible and civically engaged professionals.
Because of its extensive service-learning program across university
departments, CASLR provides a learning environment in which
students, through course-based service-learning, can kick-start
careers of service in the midst of their undergraduate studies.
Program staff members work with faculty and community leaders to
intentionally integrate academic coursework with relevant community
service and enhance student, faculty, and community scholarship.
Service-learning courses empower students to move from theory to
practice by honoring Christ while serving the community. Classes
designated by “Service-Learning Requirement” in class registration
materials meet the criteria for excellence in service learning.
Service-learning courses are offered in 16 academic departments
from art to nursing, and students receive APU service credits
for their service-learning experience. More than 2,500 students
partner with dozens of community agencies through servicelearning programs each year. CASLR supports community
growth and development through a number of programs,
including the following courses:
BUSI 360 Principles of Marketing
Each fall a group of students organize and facilitate a Christmas
caroling event called “Angels Sing” in collaboration with the Visiting
Angels organization, which provides health care for home-bound
elderly individuals.
Preprofessional Programs
Premedical/Predental
While any major is compatible with medicine, an emphasis on
science courses is mandatory for completion of the academic
prerequisites of medical and dental schools. The Department of
Biology and Chemistry offers excellent curricula for such programs.
The student receives not only strong academic advising on preparatory
coursework, but also a great deal of personal contact with the
professor within the classroom environment.
The premedical/predental program helps the student integrate
scientific, cultural, and religious views and develop the skills and
objectivity necessary for the advancement of scientific knowledge.
To assist the student in attaining this goal, APU provides an
advisor and a premedical/predental advisory committee, which
assist the student in class selection, help keep track of academic
progress, provide information on medical and dental school
admission policies, conduct mock interviews, and in general,
aid the student in areas of difficulty.
In addition, career seminars and an MCAT review course (BIOL 470)
led by the university premedical advisor are offered. Both a high
score on the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) and a high
grade-point average are necessary for consideration in application
to a medical school.
In addition to the General Studies requirement, the following is
typical of the academic prerequisites required by most medical or
dental schools:
Chemistry
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
151*/152
251/252
261/262
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Theory
Organic Chemistry Lab
4/4
4/4
1/1
151*/152
General Biology I/II
4/4
Biology
BIOL
Mathematics (Select one pair)
MATH
MATH
151/152
161/162
Applied Calculus I/II
Calculus I/II
3/3
5/4
Physics (Select one pair)
PHYC
PHYC
151*/152
161*/162
Physics for Life Science I/II
Physics for Science and Engineering I/II
4/4
5/5
EDLS 405 Diversity in the Classroom
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
The College Headed and Mighty Proud (C.H.A.M.P.) Program
introduces the idea of college to approximately 600 fourth graders
from six local schools in the Azusa Unified School District using
a 10-week curriculum designed to help the younger students
experience college life firsthand.
Furthermore, the following courses provide excellent preparation for
medical school:
BIOC
360
Survey of Biochemistry
4
BIOL
240
Biology of Microorganisms
4
BIOL
280
Cell Biology
4
BIOL
360
Principles of Biochemistry
4
BIOC 380/381
Biochemistry I/II
4/4
BIOL
350
Mammalian Physiology
4
CHEM 300/310
Quantitative Analysis–Theory and Lab
2/2
BIOL
300
Genetics
4
BIOL
336
Vertebrate Biology
4
GLBL 355 Principles and Practices of Community Engagement
With in-class learning from real-world case materials, principles are
explored and applied in practice during a three- to four-week field
project and internship with a South African nongovernmental
organization (NGO) or development organization that addresses
community need(s). This program introduces students to foundations
and principles of community development, allowing them to learn
from the wisdom of local peoples.
SOCW 310/311 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, II
Cougar Pals, a year-long, one-on-one mentoring program, pairs
social work students with at-risk sixth and seventh graders at local
middle schools, supporting them academically and providing
encouragement for positive life goals and achievement.
Pre-allied Health and Pharmacy
The applied health major within the Department of Biology and
Chemistry contains most requirements for admission to graduate
programs in the health professions (including physician assistant,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports medicine, and
chiropractic medicine). The physical therapy track within this major
is also specifically designed to address the admission requirements
for entry into a master’s or doctoral physical therapy program.
The biology or biochemistry major addresses the requirements for
entry into a pharmacy program.
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Pre-engineering
Center for Global Learning & Engagement
Students interested in engineering have two options: the 2/2 Program
and the 3/2 Program.
Mission Statement
2/2 Program
In the 2/2 Program, a student completes a group of prescribed
courses at Azusa Pacific University, then transfers to a school
offering the engineering specialization of his/her choice to take the
remaining coursework required for graduation from that institution.
Under normal circumstances, students are able to complete the
APU requirements in two years and the additional requirements
in two more years, hence the designation 2/2 Program.
3/2 Program
In the 3/2 Program, a student completes a group of prescribed
courses at Azusa Pacific University (more than the 2/2 Program
requires), then transfers to a school offering the engineering
specialization of his/her choice to take the remaining coursework
required for graduation from that institution. Upon earning the
engineering degree from the other institution, the student also
receives a Bachelor of Arts in Math/Physics from Azusa Pacific
University. Under normal circumstances, students are able to
complete the APU requirements in three years and the additional
requirements in two more years, hence the designation 3/2 Program.
Students are encouraged to investigate early on the specific
requirements of programs to which they expect to transfer.
For example, some University of California and California State
University engineering programs require transfer students to have
completed two courses in English composition and two semesters
of chemistry. For a list of the prescribed courses for the 2/2 and 3/2
programs, see the Department of Mathematics and Physics section
in this catalog.
The Center for Global Learning & Engagement carries out the
university’s academic vision to deliberately and strategically
“integrate an intercultural and international dimension into
teaching, research, and service functions of the university”
through the creation and maintenance of innovative global
learning opportunities; comprehensive guidance, preparation,
and advising of students; and the creation of opportunities for
faculty development and leadership in international education.
Although international travel may enrich the life of an individual, not
all international experiences are equally valid as additions to a
student’s curriculum. The ideal paradigm provides the student
with the opportunity to either enroll for a semester in a foreign
university or program (full immersion: living, studying, volunteering,
and working in a foreign culture), or through an APU affiliation
with another university, thereby creating an academic instructional
integration of courses, lectures, and extracurricular activities for
all or part of a semester (partial immersion). Many students,
however, are not able to include a full semester abroad program
while completing their undergraduate studies due to financial
limitations, academic major, extracurricular aspirations, and other
considerations. Therefore, short-term study abroad programs of
three to six weeks are worthy of consideration, and are provided
by various departments of the university.
An international study experience should be thoughtfully integrated into
a student’s total instructional program and major, and therefore should
be considered in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and
the director of the Center for Global Learning & Engagement. Students
are not permitted to study abroad in their final semester.
Prelaw
Academic Assessment of International Programs
Azusa Pacific University’s Department of History and Political
Science offers a prelaw minor for all students interested in law
school. The 21-unit minor includes courses in political science,
criminal law, constitutional law, and political philosophy (see
“Department of History and Political Science” for requirements).
The department’s prelaw advisor helps prelaw students select
appropriate courses and assists in the process of identifying and
applying to law schools.
In order to ensure the academic quality and safety standards of
international education, Azusa Pacific University has established a
systematic policy of assessment every two to five years. The
evaluation team may consist of APU faculty and administrators,
representatives from another accredited university or college, or the
Student Academic Programs Council of the CCCU. The Center for
Global Learning & Engagement maintains documentation of APU’s
initial and subsequent assessment of international programs,
consortium agreements, and student debriefing forms.
Financial Aid Policy for International Programs
To assist the student with the cost of including an international
educational experience, the university may make academic
scholarships and financial aid available for approved programs
during the fall and spring semesters (see “Financial Aid Policy for
International, Study Abroad, and Off-campus Programs”). Summer
and interterm programs are developed specifically to supplement and
enrich students’ standard fall and spring semester programs, and
there is typically no financial aid available to assist with the cost of
these programs. All students participating in study abroad programs
are required to pay the additional International Health Fee.
A student considering participation in an international education
program should make an appointment with someone in the Center
for Global Learning & Engagement to review the options and
procedures for enrollment, and then consult with a counselor in
the Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services to discuss
the program costs and financial aid options.
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
APU Programs
Cultural History Travel Study
The following international semester, summer, and interterm programs
satisfy the institutional mission and academic standards of Azusa
Pacific University, and therefore are approved for student participation.
The cultural history course combines visits to major cultural and
historical sites with academic study of the geography, history, art,
literature, politics, social issues, and religion of the country, region, or
continent. The interdisciplinary course is taught by a team of two to
four faculty and developed around a history core (HIST 335, 3 units).
This course meets General Studies elective requirement for
Heritage and Institutions. In some programs, students in
collaboration with the program moderator and an appropriate faculty
mentor, may choose to develop an intensive focus upon the art,
architecture, history, literature, politics, or church history of the
designated country or region, and earn an additional 3 units. For
additional information, contact the Center for Global Learning
& Engagement.
Art History Travel Study
A course in art history is offered periodically during interterm and/or
summer in the form of a travel study program (i.e., one week of
campus classes followed by two weeks of travel in a designated
country or region of the world). Previous locations have included
New York, London, England; Paris, France; and others. Students
study sculpture, paintings, and architecture that were created in
the ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and/or modern era. This
course may meet a General Studies core requirement in Aesthetics
and the Creative Arts. Other art courses may be available. For
additional information, contact the Department of Art.
Azusa Oxford Semester
The Azusa Oxford Semester provides an opportunity for up to
25 junior and senior students to become associate students at
one of several colleges of Oxford University in Oxford, England.
The program is administered by the APU director of the Center
for Global Learning & Engagement in affiliation with the Oxford
Programme for Undergraduate Studies (OPUS). Applicants are
expected to have well-defined academic objectives, intellectual
maturity and self-discipline, and evidence of excellence in writing
and research. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher is
required for admission to the program. The 13-unit curriculum
includes Introduction to British History, Culture, and Society
(3 units), a primary (6 units) and secondary (3 units) tutorial in
the student’s major or minor, and the Faith and Learning Colloquium
(1 unit). (Additional 3-unit course may be available). Tutorials are
one-on-one and available in a variety of subjects. The optional
seminar course topic changes every semester depending on the
expertise of the APU faculty member in residence for the term.
Students are expected to participate in a weekly, noncredit
“Colloquium on Faith and Learning,” which may include a lecture,
study, and/or discussion of relevant topics of Christian apologetics.
For additional information, contact the Center for Global Learning
& Engagement.
South Africa Semester
The Azusa South Africa Semester provides an opportunity for up to
50 sophomore, junior, and senior students to earn up to 17 units
during this unique semester abroad. The program is administered by
APU’s International Programs and the Center for Global Learning &
Engagement. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for
admission to this program. This program is offered both fall and spring
semesters. Students will enjoy living in home stays in Capetown and
on campus in Pietermaritzberg. They will also have opportunities
to visit South Africa’s major historic and cultural sites, participate in
service projects and internships, and interact with South African peers.
More information is available from the Center for Global Learning
& Engagement at (626) 857-2440.
South Africa Semester – Nursing Track
The South Africa nursing study abroad program offers senior-level
nursing students the opportunity to learn, serve, and engage in
APU’s South Africa Semester while focusing on community health
care. Students are exposed to the vibrant South African culture
through home stays and national travel. They also partner with
community-based organizations and conduct projects
to address health disparities, health problems, and barriers to health
promotion. Students’ cultural sensitivity is enhanced through various
service-learning opportunities.
Geographical and Historical Setting of the Bible
The School of Theology regularly offers a three-week, travel-study
course and tour of the Holy Lands (e.g., Israel, Egypt, Italy, and
Turkey) during interterm and/or summer. The comprehensive
course, UBBL 350 Geographical and Historical Setting of the
Bible, emphasizes the geography, history, and archaeology of the
Bible lands, and also introduces the student to the postbiblical
history of the land, the Holocaust, and the complex social issues
facing the modern nation of Israel. This course meets a General
Studies core requirement in God’s Word and the Christian
Response. For additional information, contact the Department of
Biblical Studies.
Global Learning Term
The Global Learning Term (GLT) program seeks to fulfill the
international mission and educational essence of Azusa Pacific
University by affording students self-directed, full-immersion,
learning experiences within a variety of cross-cultural contexts.
Students enroll in special GLT courses (up to 16 units) that are
completed during a summer and/or fall term (minimum three
months). Program faculty assist students in evaluating and
designing their individualized study and service projects to
incorporate the greatest potential cross-cultural, international
dimensions, and applications of their academic major.
The GLT is an integral component of the undergraduate global
studies major, and builds upon campus-based multidisciplinary
coursework as well as the off-campus Los Angeles Term. It also
exists as a stand-alone program for non-global studies students. For
additional information, contact the Department of Global Studies,
Sociology, and TESOL.
High Sierra Semester
The High Sierra Semester (Great Works) is a semester course of
study by which Azusa Pacific University students can fulfill a
substantial portion of their General Studies requirements through
an integrated study of great works of the human intellect and
imagination. Some of the greatest works of literature, art, music,
philosophy, and theology are studied simultaneously and
integrated with one another. This off-campus program is located in
the midst of the beauty, order, and mystery of God’s creation in the
High Sierra Mountains at Emerald Cove Camp on Bass Lake. The
rustic, natural setting is particularly conducive to concentrated,
undistracted study, reflection, writing, conversation, and prayer. It
also provides a special opportunity to develop the self-reliance,
fitness, and habits needed to live in nature’s wilderness. For more
information, contact the Center for Global Learning & Engagement.
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International Social Problems Course
Summer Study Tour of the Middle East, Egypt, and Jordan
The Department of Social Work offers a three-week course teaching
about social problems and services in international settings with a
focus on social welfare systems in a particular country other than
the United States. The course is open to students from all majors.
Countries such as Lithuania, China, England, Kenya, Russia, or
Mexico may be chosen for study. The 3-unit course (SOCW 380
Understanding International Social Problems and Services through
Study Abroad) is offered during the May Term. Students first read a
text on international social work practice and materials about social
problems and services in the country to be visited. For the remaining
ten days to three weeks, students participate in experiential learning in
the country itself, followed by a time of debriefing at APU. The accent
is on a global perspective of social welfare, enriching cultural
experiences, and a comparison of domestic and international
methods of addressing human needs and social policies and
programs. Prerequisite for this course is SOCW 250 or the
instructor's permission. The course is offered every other year.
For additional information, contact the Center for Global Learning &
Engagement.
This study tour consists of two weeks in Egypt (Cairo and upper Egypt)
and four days in Jordan (Amman and sites in the southern desert),
visiting historical sites as well as organizations and individuals that lead
students to an understanding and appreciation of the rich and
complex cultural fabric of the region. Special attention is paid to local
Muslim and Christian traditions, but there are also opportunities to visit
important sites of ancient, medieval, and contemporary social and
political significance. Courses offered in the past include HIST 335
and POLI 390. (Details subject to change.)
Los Angeles Term
Modern Language Programs
Los Angeles has emerged as the cultural capital of the 21st century
and perhaps the nation’s greatest urban classroom. The Los Angeles
(L.A.) Term aims to vitalize and deepen students’ major field of study
through group- and issue-specific field projects, a community
internship, a home-stay with a culturally different family, and
15 units of interdisciplinary coursework. The L.A. Term is open
to any major, although it is particularly well suited to students of
sociology, urban studies, missions, and Christian ministries. Students
must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors to participate in the
program. Students can learn more about the program by visiting
the website, www.apu.edu/laterm/, or by contacting the L.A. Term
coordinator at (213) 252-0245. Application deadlines are April 30
for the fall semester and November 30 for the spring semester.
Additional immersion opportunities are being evaluated for learning
French, German, Japanese, and other languages. For additional
information, contact the Department of Modern Languages.
Asia Summer Program, School of Business and Management
This program consists of an intensive two-week traditional classroom
experience on the Azusa campus followed by two weeks of study at
Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, followed by two weeks of
travel in China, Korea, and Japan. Students can earn 6, 9, or 12 units.
The courses typically offered include History and Culture of the Far
East, International Trade and Finance, Comparative Economics, and
International Business. Please contact the School of Business and
Management for more information. (Details subject to change.)
Europe Summer Program, School of Business and Management
This program offers students the opportunity to engage with top
international executives who have global management positions,
experience cultural norms of other countries, and earn 6, 9, or 12
units in international business, marketing, cultural history/travel
study, and upper-division Bible, while traveling and studying in
Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and France. Students
spend one week on the Azusa campus preparing for their departure.
Upon arrival, students experience corporate visitations and tours
which have been built into this dynamic program. Built into this
experience are various corporate and cultural visitations, which may
include Audi, Dachau Concentration Camp, Swarovski Crystal
Company, medieval city excursions, castle tours, weekend trips,
etc. Lectures are woven into the site visits, aiding students’
understanding of international business. For more information,
contact the School of Business and Management, (626) 812-3085,
or email [email protected] (Details subject to change.)
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TESOL Summer Program
This three-week summer program offers undergraduate and graduate
students the opportunity to teach English in various locations.
Students may earn from 3-6 units of academic credit and up to 30
ministry credits for TESL Teaching Practicum (undergraduate and
graduate), TESL Obeservational Practicum (graduate), and Service
Learning (undergraduate), respectively. They spend some time at
the beginning of the trip observing English language classrooms. For
additional information, contact the Department of Global Studies,
Sociology, and TESOL at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3844.
CCCU Programs
Azusa Pacific University is one of 105 institutional members in North
America and 64 affiliate institutions in 23 countries of the Council for
Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), a Washington, DC-based
organization founded in 1976. APU’s CCCU membership provides
students with the opportunity to participate in the following off-campus
semester and summer programs, which can be explored in greater
detail by going to the CCCU website, www.bestsemester.com, or by
meeting with the APU director of the Center for Global Learning &
Engagement. All applicants must have a cumulative grade-point
average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher, except for the Honours Programme
at Oxford University which requires a 3.50 GPA or higher. Applicants
should be juniors or first semester seniors for most programs. Upon
acceptance into a CCCU program, an Off-campus Registration
Form is required for participation.
American Studies Program (ASP)
Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program uses Washington
as a stimulating educational laboratory where collegians gain handson experience with an internship in their chosen field. Internships are
tailored to fit the student’s talents and aspirations and are available
in a wide range of fields. They also explore pressing national and
international issues in public policy seminars, which are issue-oriented,
interdisciplinary, and led by ASP faculty and Washington professionals.
ASP bridges the classroom and marketplace, combining biblical
reflection, policy analysis, and real-world experience. Students are
exposed to on-the-job learning that helps them build for their future and
gain perspective on the calling of God for their lives. They are challenged
in a rigorous course of study to discover for themselves the meaning of
Christ’s lordship in putting their beliefs into practice. The aim of the
program is to help council schools prepare their students to live faithfully
in contemporary society as followers of Christ. Students earn
16 units. For additional information, contact the APU Department
of History and Political Science.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Australia Studies Centre for Ministry and the Arts (ASC)
Latin American Studies Program (LASP)
Australia has a special appeal for a semester abroad. Students live
in Sydney for 16 weeks and earn 16 units. This program is hosted at
the Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts, and it has a special
appeal for students interested in the history, culture, and musical
traditions for Oceania. Students engage in service projects,
experimental learning seminars, field trips, and personal travel
exploring this vast continent down under.
The Latin American Studies Program, based in San Jose, Costa
Rica, introduces students to a wide range of experiences through
the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history,
economics, ecology, and religion of the region. By living with a
Costa Rican family, students experience and become a part of
the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans. Students also take
part in a service opportunity and travel for three weeks to nearby
Central American nations. Students participate in one of four
concentrations: Latin American studies (offered both fall and spring
term); advanced language and literature (limited to Spanish
majors and offered both fall and spring terms); international
business and management (offered only in fall term); and
tropical sciences (offered only during spring term). Students
in all concentrations earn 16 units. For additional information,
contact the APU Department of Modern Languages.
China Studies Program (CSP)
The China Studies Program enables students to explore this large and
intriguing country from the inside. While living in and experiencing
Chinese civilization firsthand, students participate in seminar
courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographical, and
economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. In addition
to the study of standard Chinese, students are given opportunities
such as assisting Chinese students learning English or working in
an orphanage, allowing for one-on-one interaction. The program
introduces students to the diversity of China, including Hong
Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Xiamen. This interdisciplinary,
cross-cultural program enables students to deal with this increasingly
important part of the world in an informed, Christ-centered way.
Students earn 16 units.
Contemporary Music Center (CMC)
The Contemporary Music Center, located in Nashville, Tennessee,
offers students the opportunity to spend a semester studying, living,
and working with faculty, music industry experts, and other students
who share an interest in making and marketing contemporary music.
Through this program, students devote significant time discovering
how to integrate faith and a love of music into the marketplace.
This program is open to any student considering a career as a
musician, vocalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, artist manager,
booking agent, arranging and recording director, marketing
executive, music publisher, concert promoter, or entertainment
industry entrepreneur. For additional information, contact the
School of Music.
India Studies Program (ISP)
Become immersed in a local Indian community while being exposed
to the complex diversity of India’s peoples, places, and customs.
With more than 20 recognized languages, 9 religions, and 2,000
ethnic groups, India offers an opportunity to encounter one of
today’s most fascinating and diverse countries. The ISP is offered
in partnership with Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences,
a CCU-affiliate member located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, one of
India’s major states. Students from degrees within social work,
theology, missions, art and design, communications, business,
cultural studies, or social sciences may benefit from the India
Studies Program.
For additional information, visit www.bestsemester.com, or contact
the Center for Global Learning & Engagement at (626) 857-2440 or
[email protected]
Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC)
The Los Angeles Film Studies Center trains students to serve in
various aspects of the film industry with both professional skill and
Christian integrity. Students live, learn, and work in the L.A. area
near major studios. The curriculum consists of two required
seminars focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship
of faith to work in this very influential industry. In addition, students
choose two elective courses from a variety of offerings in film
studies. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide
students with hands-on experience. The internship/seminar
combination allows students to explore the film industry within a
Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective. Students earn
16 units. For additional information, contact the APU Department of
Communication Studies.
Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
This program allows students to explore and interact with the
complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East. The
interdisciplinary seminars give students the opportunity to explore
the diverse religious, social, cultural, and political traditions of
Middle Eastern people. Through travel to Israel, Jordan, Syria,
and Turkey, students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism
of the region.
Oxford Summer Programme (OSP)
This three-week CCCU and Wycliffe Hall (Oxford University) program
examines how Christianity influenced the development of Western
culture. The program is designed for students wishing to gain a
more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between
Christianity and the development of the West and who wish to do
specialized work under expert Oxford academicians in the areas of
history, religious studies, English, and history of science.The
curriculum includes a lecture series, integrative and thematic
seminars, and field trips. The program is structured for
sophomores, juniors, and seniors; graduate and seminary
students; nontraditional students; teachers; and those enrolled in
continuing education programs. Students earn 3–5 units.
Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)
The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford allows students to pursue
intensive scholarship in this historic seat of learning. Working with
academic tutors, students hone their skills and delve into the areas
that interest them most. As visiting students of Oxford University
and members of Wycliffe Hall, students have the privilege to live,
study, and learn in one of the university’s historic halls. The SSO is
designated for students interested in the fields of theology, biblical
studies, education, and the humanities. The program is for honors
and other high-achieving students.
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Uganda Studies Program (USP)
Creation Care Studies Program
Sir Winston Churchill nicknamed Uganda “the Pearl of Africa,”
and many visitors since have come to agree with him. This
Oregon-sized country, located in the east-central section of
Africa, is breathtakingly beautiful. Despite its location straddling
the equator, many are surprised to find its climate much like
San Diego’s—comfortable, almost cool at times. Uganda Christian
University, located in Mukono, Uganda, serves as the host for
this new CCCU program, which offers a breadth of academic
opportunities to the American student.
The Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) is a four-month study
abroad program offered in two international locations: Belize,
Central America, and the South Pacific (Samoa and New Zealand).
The goal of CCSP is to develop and nurture the knowledge, care,
and practical competence necessary to be caretakers of Creation.
Specifically, the core of each program is three, 4-credit classes
in theology (God and Nature), biology (Tropical Ecosystems or
Ecosystems of the South Pacific), and sustainable development
(Introduction to Sustainable Community Development). Internships
are also offered in the student’s major, as well as elective classes in
anthropology, Latin American studies, or environmental literature.
For additional information, visit www.creationcsp.org, email
[email protected], or contact the APU Department of Biology
and Chemistry.
Washington Journalism Center (WJC)
The Washington Journalism Center offers an advanced, experiential
semester on Capitol Hill that cultivates professional news skills and
encourages students to think through the implications of being a
Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the
powerful and the powerless. Students earn 16 units for this program.
Visit www.bestsemester.com for more program information.
Additional Approved Off-campus Programs
Although the following programs are registered with the Council for
Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and/or approved for Azusa
Pacific University student participation, neither the CCCU nor APU
assumes any responsibility for the ownership and management of
these programs. Additional information on each of these programs
is available through www.apu.edu/studyabroad/.
AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies
AuSable is a Christian environmental stewardship institute whose
mission is to bring healing and wholeness to the biosphere and the
whole of Creation. The AuSable Institute currently offers courses
from campuses in the Great Lakes Forest in northern Michigan,
Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Tangier Island in the
Chesapeake Bay, East Africa, and South India. Students participate
for college credit in this learning community during January terms,
May terms, and summer school. For additional information, visit
www.ausable.org or email [email protected]
AustraLearn
AustraLearn is the North American center for placement of students
in 25 major universities in Australia and New Zealand. For additional
information, visit www.australearn.org, or contact the APU Center
for Global Learning & Engagement.
Arcadia University: The College of Global Studies
Center for Education Abroad (CEA) at Arcadia University provides a
student placement service for studies primarily in Britain, Ireland, Italy,
and Spain. For additional information, visit www.arcadia.edu/cea/, or
contact the APU Center for Global Learning & Engagement.
Council on International Educational Exchange
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) provides
for student placement in 60 programs in 30 host countries, primarily
in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan,
Thailand, and Vietnam. For additional information, visit
www.ciee.org/isp/, or contact the APU Center for Global Learning
& Engagement.
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Focus Leadership Institute
The Focus Leadership Institute in Colorado provides a unique
educational community which nurtures emerging Christian leaders,
equipping them to promote healthy families, vibrant churches, and a
civil society. The curriculum of this semester-long program is multidisciplinary and focuses on topics related to psychology, sociology,
family studies, leadership, social ethics, public policy, philosophy,
and theology.
Fall, spring, and summer study opportunities are available.
For additional information, visit www.focusleadership.org.
Geneva College Semester in Rome
Located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Geneva College is a private,
four-year Christian college dedicated to educating students for
servant-leader ministry. The Semester in Rome program focuses
mainly on humanities courses taught “through the lenses of both
Reformed and Western traditions” and houses students in a villa
near many of Rome’s major historical and cultural sites. Field trip
and travel opportunities include visiting Pompeii, Florence, and
Venice. Semester in Rome is especially beneficial to students in
majors under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (English,
history, cinematic arts, etc.) and may even be able to
accommodate General Studies courses. For additional
information, visit www.geneva.edu/object/rome/.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Gordon College IN Aix in France
LCC International University
Gordon IN Aix is a semester-long program offered both fall and
spring (as numbers warrant), with a year-long option for advanced
students of French. The program provides an immersion experience
in French language and culture in the heart of southern France, with
a particular thematic focus on the challenges facing the contemporary
Christian church in a largely post-Christian Europe.
Lithuania Christian College (LLC) was founded in 1991 at the request
of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education, and is located in the port
city of Klaipeda, which connects Russian and Western European
business and industry. This CCCU-affiliate institution offers the
opportunity for American students to engage in a transforming
educational experience, to create a generation of leaders for
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union who think critically,
promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and
contribute to rebuilding the network of civil society within the context
of a Christian worldview. The intercultural experience is especially
beneficial to majors in business, English, and theology, and to
minors in business, English, theology, and social sciences with an
emphasis in psychology or sociology. All instruction, other than
language courses, is in English. For additional information, visit
www.lcc.lt or contact the APU Center for Global Learning &
Engagement.
Gordon IN Aix continues its longstanding collaboration with the
Institut d’études de français pour étudiants étrangers (a sector of
the University of Aix-Marseille), and enjoys close association with
the John Calvin Seminary—one of only two seminaries in the
tradition of French Protestantism.
For additional information, visit www.gordon.edu/inaix/, or contact
the Center for Global Learning & Engagement at (626) 857-2440 or
[email protected]
Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy
Gordon College offers a semester of experiential learning
including Italian Renaissance art, architecture, poetry, spirituality,
worship, and civic life. The program in Orvieto, Italy, seeks to
inspire young artists of Christian faith to reconnect with the
religious artistic traditions of the past to enable them to respond
creatively and shape a humane future in art and culture. Classes
are interdisciplinary, conversational, and experiential, integrating
the study of art, art history, history, and theology. For additional
information, visit www.gordon.edu/inorvieto/, or contact the APU
Department of Art.
Gordon College IN Romania
Gordon IN Romania uses the pioneering work of New Horizons
Foundation in community development and adventure education for
youth in post-communist Romania as an applied setting for themes
in the social sciences. Full of majestic mountains and medieval
castles, Romania suffers the devastating effects of high
unemployment, moral apathy, and endemic corruption and
distrust as a legacy of decades of dictatorial rule under Sovietstyle communism. Students explore the powerful role of
experiential education in rebuilding a vision for the common good
in the context of post-communist society. Gordon IN Romania
offers students the opportunity to invest themselves fully in
another culture, and to be transformed themselves while serving
as agents of transformation. For more information, please visit:
http://www.gordon.edu/inromania/.
Semester in Spain
Semester in Spain, sponsored by Trinity Christian College (TCC),
Palos Heights, Illinois, strives to provide a comprehensive living
and learning environment in Seville, Spain. The core of the
program is built around excellent teaching by native Spaniards,
exciting faith opportunities, and an enriching home-stay
experience with Spanish families. Beginning, intermediate, and
advanced Spanish students are welcomed to the TCC program in
Seville. Students may choose year-long study, a fall or spring
semester, or the summer program. The curriculum provides
intensive language and grammar, art, history, literature, and
business courses. Many excursions are provided including
Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Cadiz, and Granada. For additional
information, visit www.semesterinspain.org, email
[email protected], or contact the APU Department of Modern
Languages.
Other International Programs
Students who are considering other programs that are not sponsored
or approved by Azusa Pacific University should meet with the APU
director of the Center for Global Learning & Engagement prior to
applying and enrolling in the program. A Leave of Absence from
APU may be required in order to participate in the program. Upon
completion of the program, an official transcript should be sent to
APU, subject to the same standards of evaluation as other transfers
of credit.
Jerusalem University College
Located on Mt. Zion, adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City, this program
offers credit for summer and semester programs of study through
Jerusalem University College. Students study the history, language,
culture, archeology, and geography of biblical lands, as they relate
to biblical interpretation and a better understanding of the Middle
East. For additional information, visit www.juc.edu, or contact the
APU Department of Biblical Studies.
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Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an on-campus
commissioning program open to all students who are U.S. citizens
and who are interested in service as an active duty Army officer
or reserve officer in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve. The
program at APU is an extension of the Claremont McKenna College
(CMC) Army ROTC program. Most activities are conducted on
campus at APU. Students may compete for full-tuition scholarships,
fees for books, and a monthly stipend. See the Financial Aid section
of this catalog for more information.
Army ROTC challenges students to develop leadership traits critical
to any career but designed for the military environment. Classroom
instruction and leadership laboratories give students an active role in
learning and reinforcing course concepts. Additional events each
semester include training exercises in leadership development,
orienteering, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, and small-unit tactics.
Students also may participate in active Army training schools during
the summer. Airborne training, a three-week course at Fort Benning,
Georgia, teaches military parachuting techniques and awards
airborne wings to participants upon completion of their fifth jump.
Students meet basic program requirements through class
attendance in their freshman and sophomore years, or through
attendance at a five-week intensive summer leadership training
course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Students with two full years of
college remaining after completion of this training course enroll
directly in the advanced program. Advanced program students
attend Leadership Development and Assessment Courses (LDAC) at
Fort Lewis, Washington, between their junior and senior years. This
camp, the capstone event of each student’s ROTC career, offers an
opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills while working alongside
fellow students from across the nation.
Qualified students can enroll in Army ROTC at any point in their
college careers if they have at least two full years of full-time
academic coursework remaining. Participation in the basic course
(freshman/sophomore years) carries no military obligation, except
for scholarship students. The service obligation is four years of
active duty or eight years of reserve duty. Students may apply
for guaranteed reserve forces duty. Graduate students may also
participate in ROTC as long as they remain on full-time status and
have two years remaining at their graduate institutions. Education
delays are available to complete advanced schooling, usually in
medical, dental, or law school.
Students with prior service time, prior ROTC training, or reserve
training may qualify for immediate advanced program placement.
Selected students also may participate in a reserve or National
Guard unit while in ROTC, drawing pay from both.
For more information, contact the CMC Military Science and
Leadership Department at (909) 621-8102 or visit
www.cmcarmyrotc.com.
The following Military Science and Leadership (MSL) courses are
offered through Claremont McKenna College and are open to all
Azusa Pacific University students, especially those with an interest
in physical and mental challenges, organizational leadership,
management, history, and the military as a profession. Many of
these courses are held on the APU campus.
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MSL 1A Analysis of Key 20th-Century Battles (2)
Once a basic understanding of America’s current national security
strategy and doctrinal war fighting principles is established, students
analyze selected battles in World War I, World War II, the Korean
Conflict, the Viet Nam Conflict and the Middle East (Operations Desert
Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom). Analysis focuses on the
decisions made by commanders, forces employed, strategies used,
intelligence available and acted on, material and technology employed,
and logistics challenges. Extensive student discussion is included in
each class.
MSL 89 Riflery and Orienteering (1)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals, principles, and
techniques of safe rifle/pistol marksmanship and offers instruction and
practice using a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints
along an unfamiliar course. This course gives beginners an awareness
of firearms safety and an appreciation for the sport of shooting and
instruction and application of basic foot navigation skills.
MSL 99 Army Physical Training Program (1)
This course aligns with the Army’s current physical fitness training
philosophy of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and
endurance, flexibility, and body composition training. It includes a wide
variety of events: unit distance runs and ability groups, circuit training,
upper and lower body strength drills, swimming, and road marching.
The course helps to instill the fundamentals of conditioning and expose
students to a variety of conditioning drills that can be incorporated into
an individual fitness program for life. Additionally, the course teaches
team building and esprit de corps utilizing standard Army training doctrine.
This course fulfills APU’s General Studies Fitness for Life requirement.
MSL 101A The Basics of Leadership A (0)
This course introduces students to the personal challenges and
competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn
how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal
setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management
relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is
on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership
dimensions while gaining a big-picture understanding of the ROTC
program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
MSL 101B The Basics of Leadership B (0)
This course overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction,
problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and
using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership
values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, handson, and interactive exercises. Instructor role models and the building of
stronger relationships among the students through common experience
and practical interaction are critical aspects of the course.
MSL 102A Introduction to Military Operations and Leadership A (2)
This course explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical
leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two
historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership
framework. Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team
building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team
exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued
development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes
through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties and
basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics.
MSL 102B Introduction to Military Operations and Leadership B (2)
The course examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the
COE. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling,
and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army
leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in
the context of military operations. It provides a smooth transition into the
MSL 103 series of courses. Students develop greater self-awareness as
they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and
team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance
and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
MSL 103A Intermediate Leadership and Management A (2)
This course challenges students to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive
leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related
to squad tactical operations. Students receive systematic and specific
feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such
feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, students continue to
develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is
developing students’ tactical leadership abilities to enable them to
succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership Development and Assessment
Course (LDAC). Prerequisite: MSL 102B or permission of instructor
MSL 103B Intermediate Leadership and Management B (2)
This course uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges
to build student awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in
decision making, persuading, and motivating team members when
“under fire” are explored, evaluated, and developed. Aspects of military
operations are reviewed as a means of preparing for the ROTC Leader
Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Students are expected
to apply basic principles of the Law of Land Warfare, Army training, and
motivation to troop leading procedures. Students are evaluated on what
they know and do as leaders. Prerequisite: MSL 103A or permission of
instructor
MSL 104A Advanced Leadership and Management A (2)
This course develops student proficiency in planning, executing, and
assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and
providing performance feedback to subordinates. Students assess risk,
make ethical decisions, and lead fellow students. Lessons on military
justice and personnel processes prepare students to make the transition
to Army officers. Students analyze, evaluate, and instruct students in
other Military Science and Leadership courses. Both their classroom
and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare students
for their first unit of assignment. Prerequisite: MSL 103B or permission
of instructor
MSL 104B Advanced Leadership and Management B (2)
This course explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations
of current military operations in the COE. Students examine differences
in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of
engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore
aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on
the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant
emphasis on preparing students for their first unit of assignment in the
Army. Prerequisite: MSL 104A or permission of instructor
MSL 130 U.S. and Comparative Military Systems (4)
This seminar course deals with the nature of military systems and their
relationships with the societies they serve (or dominate). Each week, the
course covers a different aspect of “things military” in a comparative
context. The literature and issues the course considers concern the
social origins of military personnel, their recruitment, their training, and
the process of value inculcation, inter- and intra-service rivalries, the
nature of combat, mutinies, civil-military relations, coups d’etat, the role
of the military in “nation-building,” and the laws of warfare.
Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
(AFROTC)
Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) is offered
through an agreement with the University of Southern California
(USC). The program is open to most students with at least two and
a half years of school remaining. Competitive scholarships valued at
up to 100 percent of tuition and fees are available to qualified
applicants. See the Financial Aid section of this catalog for more
information. Classes are offered on the USC and Harvey Mudd
College campuses and include one hour of academics for freshman
and sophomores and three hours of academics for juniors and
seniors. Students also participate in two hours of leadership laboratory
and undergo practical leadership training and development as Air
Force officer candidates. Students who successfully complete the
program will commission as an officer into the United States Air
Force upon graduation. Students who qualify for and are
selected to enter competitive programs including Air Force pilot,
navigator, air battle manager, medical, and nursing career fields will
be given specialized training following entry into the Air Force. For
more information, contact the USC Department of Aerospace
Studies at (213) 740-2670 or visit www.usc.edu/dept/afrotc/.
Center for Research in Science (CRIS)
The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) emerged in the fall of
1998 as an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
at Azusa Pacific University. The center’s mission is threefold:
1) to promote scientific inquiry through student-faculty research
projects; 2) to foster excellence in science education; and 3) to
encourage dialogue about faith and science.
One of the center’s hallmark activities (open to the community at
large) is hosting the CRIS Science, Faith, and Culture Lecture Series
in which experts from various disciplines present their perspectives
on important issues in science and faith. A variety of topics ranging
from cosmological and biological origins, to environmental
stewardship, to human dignity and ethics are addressed.
Additionally, CRIS helps to further student and faculty research by
arranging both intramural and extramural internships, inviting visiting
scientists to engage with students in classroom settings, and
working to establish synergistic partnerships with local businesses
and organizations. For more information, call (626) 815-6480 or visit
www.apu.edu/cris/.
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Student Life
Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
International Center (IC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Student Government Association (SGA) . . . . . .84
International Enrollment Services (IES) . . . . .88
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
International Students and Scholars (ISS) . . .88
Campus Pastors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Campus Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
American Language and
Culture Institute (ALCI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Multi-Ethnic Programs (MEP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Chapel Programs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Ministry and Service (MAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Communiversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Night of Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Orientation and Transitions (OAT) . . . . . . . . . . .90
Health Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Residence Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
International Student Health Insurance . . . . . . .86
Student Standards of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Housing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
University Counseling Center (UCC) . . . . . . . . .90
Mexico Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Women’s Resource Center (WRC) . . . . . . . . . . .90
Office of World Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
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Student Life
Campus Pastors
The Office of Student Life at Azusa Pacific University recognizes
the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, vocational, and physical
needs of students. A variety of opportunities and activities are
coordinated to enhance each student’s God-given strengths.
Office of the Campus Pastors
Through programs focused on community life, God-honoring diversity,
internationalization, spiritual formation, wellness, and leadership
development, students integrate their academic and cocurricular
experiences to promote congruence with their core values.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Azusa Pacific University’s Student Government Association is a
proactive student government comprised of student representatives
committed to the purpose of upholding the university’s Four
Cornerstones, bridging the gap between students and the
administration, and improving the spiritual, academic, and social
well-being of the student body through God-centered leadership
and service.
SGA is comprised of six executive board members (president, vice
president, controller, speaker of the house, director of communication,
and the office manager), eight senators, three commissioners, and
ten house of representatives. Under the direction of the president,
the executive board oversees the daily operation of the office and
mobilizes the student body to engage with the campus community.
Athletics
Intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of student life at Azusa
Pacific. The university views athletics as an opportunity to develop
and display unique physical abilities while glorifying God in teamwork
and competition. Intercollegiate athletics also brings together the
university in a distinctive manner that serves as a venue to reach
into the local communities and forge new and lasting relationships.
The university is in the second year of a three-year transition process
for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA). The 19-sport Cougar athletic program is on schedule to
attain active Division II membership in the summer of 2014. The
Cougars are aligned with the diverse and scenic Pacific West
Conference, a 14-school membership with institutions located in
Hawaii, Utah, Arizona, southern and central California, and the
San Francisco Bay Area.
Men’s intercollegiate competition is offered in the following sports:
baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, and
track and field (indoor and outdoor). Women’s intercollegiate
competition is provided in acrobatics and tumbling, basketball,
cross country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis,
track and field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball, and water polo.
All full-time students are eligible to participate in Azusa Pacific’s
intercollegiate athletic program provided they meet academic eligibility
requirements of both the NCAA and the PacWest, including the
completion of 16 core courses in high school. Scholarships are
awarded for special athletic skills. Also, financial aid is also awarded
on the basis of financial need and/or superior academic achievement.
The university is fully committed to the academic success of each
student-athlete, to his or her physical welfare, to the principles of fair
play, and to compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations.
Prior to its current move to NCAA Division II, the Cougar athletic
program was governed by the National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletic (NAIA). Azusa Pacific captured 36 NAIA national
championships, the third most in association history, and won
the past eight Directors’ Cups, which recognized Azusa Pacific
as the NAIA’s best overall athletic program from 2005 to 2012.
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The staff in the Office of the Campus Pastors desire to see students’
hearts, souls, and minds be continually transformed by the renewing
and redemptive work of God in their lives—as individuals and as
valuable parts of the body of Christ.
The pastors strive to encourage students toward increasing spiritual
maturity, offer pastoral care and opportunities for discipleship-focused
relationships, and contribute to a growing understanding of the
interrelationship of scholarship and discipleship.
Confidential Pastoral Counseling
The campus pastors are available to meet with students individually
to listen and provide pastoral counsel and spiritual direction through
seasons of distress, indecision, illness, faith development,
and celebration, or to simply get to know one another. Call
(626) 815-3855 to schedule an appointment.
Heart to Heart: Women’s Spiritual Mentoring
The Women’s Spiritual Mentoring Program has been an APU
tradition for more than 20 years, involving undergraduate women
serious about growing spiritually in a committed mentorship.
Students and mentors meet one-on-one weekly for the duration
of the school year. For more information, contact Jeanine Smith,
Spiritual Mentoring Coordinator, at [email protected]
or call (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3124.
Blueprints: Men’s Spiritual Mentoring
This program connects undergraduate male students with
capable mentors who serve as guides and companions on the
student’s journey through college life. Students and mentors meet
one-on-one weekly for the duration of the school year. For additional
information, contact Jason Le Shana at [email protected] or
(626) 815-3233.
D-Groups Ministry
This ministry provides the opportunity for three to six students to meet
together for spiritual growth. Each D-Group incorporates prayer, Bible
study, accountability and fellowship in meetings. To start or join a DGroup, visit www.apu.edu/campuspastors/programs/dgroups/#getinto/.
For more information on D-Groups, contact [email protected], or call
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 3127.
SALT Ministry
SALT, a student leadership opportunity in conjunction with the Office
of the Campus Pastors, serves the community with four focused
teams, D-Group, Kaleo, Liturgical, and Spiritual Formation.
Local Church Referrals
Local churches provide students with opportunities to invest in
cross-generational, spiritual community, local ministry service, and to
participate in interactive faith dialogue throughout the year. For help
finding a local church, visit apu.edu/campuspastors/churches/.
Please explore the Office of the Campus Pastors website at
www.apu.edu/campuspastors to learn more about how the
office and staff serves the campus community.
STUDENT LIFE
Campus Safety
Career Services
The Department of Campus Safety serves on APU’s private
property. It employs 24 full-time and 2 part-time staff members
and is complemented by more than 65 student workers. The
Department of Campus Safety is located on East Campus on the
first floor of Adams Hall.
The Office of Career Services educates and assists students and
alumni in the development of career decision making and professional
skills through a Christian worldview. The staff equips students and
alumni through career counseling, programs, office and online
resources, and by developing and maintaining partnerships with
employers, graduate schools, campus academic departments,
and administrative offices.
Campus Safety tactfully enforces APU rules and regulations in a
positive, constructive, and impartial manner. The department’s
primary objective is to provide a safe and secure environment
conducive to the educational process.
Services Provided
• 24/7 Safety Escorts
• After Hours Shuttle Service (10 p.m.–2 a.m.)
• Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes for women
• 360 Safety Videos (www.apu.edu/campussafety/prevention/)
• Personal Safety Whistle Program
• Anonymous Silent Informant Reporting
• Parking Services and Traffic Enforcement
• 24/7 Dispatch
• 24/7 Officer Patrols
• Welcome Booth
• Vehicle Jump Starts
• Dorm Room Lockouts
Resources Provided
The department collaborates closely with local law enforcement
agencies to provide a safer campus community. Safety is paramount.
All community members are encouraged to be Campus Safety’s
eyes and ears at all times and remember, “If you see something,
say something.” If assistance is needed, please adhere to the
following guidelines:
For all life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress,
dial 911, and then call Campus Safety (626) 815-3898.
For non-life-threatening situations, please contact Campus Safety
at (626) 815-3898.
Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
Career Services assists students in self-exploration by assisting
them in identifying interests, abilities, values, personality, and
environmental preferences that are helpful in choosing a major and
career. Several opportunities are available for students to do this,
including individual appointments with a career counselor, and
interest and personality assessments. Two 3-unit courses entitled
Calling, Major, and Career Exploration: A Strengths-based Approach
and Career and Life Planning allow students to examine and explore
possible career paths.
Career Preparation
Career Services helps students find the right career and the right
job after they graduate. Preparing a professional résumé and cover
letter, preparing for an interview, and learning how to navigate
salary negotiations are just a few of the ways Career Services
helps students prepare for life after APU.
Employment Opportunities
Career Services assists students in locating job opportunities primarily
through online APU Career Network employment listings. In addition,
career fairs and Evening with Industry events allow students to explore
employment and networking opportunities with a wide variety of
prospective employers.
Graduate School
Information on graduate schools and their programs can be obtained
through Career Services Petersons Guide. Also, the Graduate School
Fair held in fall brings more than 45 graduate school and seminary
representatives to the campus to interact with students and provide
information regarding their programs. In addition, graduate school
admission workshops are regularly scheduled in fall.
For additional information, please visit:
Chapel Programs
Department of Campus Safety:
www.apu.edu/campussafety
The Office of Chapel Programs exists to create a consistent rhythm
of intentional worship experiences for undergraduates that encourage
the university’s spiritual formation convictions by means of a biblical,
diverse, relevant, and challenging curricula that utilizes creative arts,
gifted speakers, and Christian practices.
Annual Security and Fire Report:
www.apu.edu/campussafety/securityreport
Parking Services Information:
apu.thepermitstore.com
Because chapel is so important, attendance three times a week is
required of every full-time undergraduate student. Please refer to
the Student Handbook for a detailed policy.
The Office of Chapel Programs also strives to meet the needs of
APU students with a variety of relevant speakers. Students may
suggest potential speakers by contacting the Office of Chapel
Programs at [email protected], or (626) 812-3088.
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Communiversity
International Student Health Insurance
The Office of Communiversity serves APU students by providing
purposeful programming that develops intellectual and spiritual
growth. The goal is to create a Christ-centered community by
meeting the social, cultural, recreational, intellectual, and spiritual
needs of the APU community in the following ways: commuter
services, intramurals, concerts, cultural arts, outdoor adventures,
and various other events.
All full-time international students holding an immigration document
from Azusa Pacific University (I-20 or DS 2019) are required to
purchase the APU international health insurance. The international
health insurance meets the U.S. government requirement for
health insurance for international students. The insurance must
be purchased during registration (twice a year) with a total of 12month coverage. All students with this coverage may use the
Student Health Center for minimal or no cost. If the student
withdraws from or leaves APU prematurely, health insurance
coverage will be automatically terminated.
Communiversity also coordinates all undergraduate clubs and
organizations, including sports clubs, service organizations, ethnic
organizations (in partnership with MEP), academic clubs, and
social/interest groups. Azusa Pacific University does not allow or
recognize national social clubs, fraternities, or sororities.
Communiversity also manages the Student Union (a.k.a. Cougar
Dome) and InCom, one of the primary on-campus information hubs
for the student community.
Students in the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) will
purchase health insurance when they register for the first time and
then for every six-month time period thereafter. If the ALCI student
is concurrently enrolled in a graduate-level class, health insurance
will be purchased at the time of registering for the ALCI classes
through ALCI.
Health Services
Housing Services
The Student Health Center supports the university by evaluating,
treating, maintaining, and promoting optimal physical, mental, and
spiritual well-being of the APU student body by empowering them to
make healthy lifestyle choices. The center offers services for preventative medicine as well as treatment of illness, minor emergencies,
first aid, wart and mole removal, Pap smears, STD testing, and
disease management. Visits to the Health Center are by
appointment only.
The Office of Housing Services provides logistical support to APU’s
Residence Life program by tracking housing assignments, issuing
room keys, and maintaining the basic room furniture provided by
the university. Because the residential experience so strongly
supports the mission of APU, all traditional undergraduate
students are required to live in campus housing during their
freshman and sophomore years. However, because campus
housing is limited, many upper-division students can expect to
live off campus sometime during their junior and senior years.
The Office of Housing Services is located in Engstrom Hall on
East Campus. Visit www.apu.edu/housing/ to find out more about
campus living areas, how to obtain housing, and much more.
Hours vary and are posted on the website as well as at the Health
Center. A 24-hour nurse advice hotline is available for consultation
and referral at (877) 643-5130. Students referred to urgent care or
ER are responsible to contact the Health Center the following
business day to report the referral and avoid a deductible charge
from the insurance company.
Office visits are free to all undergraduate students. Medications,
injections, immunizations, procedures, blood draws, and treatments
are provided by the attending physician, nurse practitioners, physician
assistant, and registered nurses for a nominal fee. If students need
further treatment or evaluation, there is an excellent referral base to
specialists in the community as well as a hospital in close proximity
for emergencies.
There is a prematriculation requirement for admission to the university.
All students must have documentation of two MMR
vaccines. Failure to provide proof of immunizations to the
Health Center results in a hold on all academic classes.
Health Insurance
For students with 7 units or more, or who live on campus, health
insurance is automatically a part of the fee schedule. It is the
students’ responsibility to take their insurance card to the place of
service and pay the portion of the medical bill not covered by the
policy. The $100 deductible, if seen outside the Student Health
Center, is waived by coming to the Health Center first and being
referred to an outside provider.
Information regarding coverage and usage may be obtained at the
Health Center or on the SHC website. Because of the low cost of
these policies, they are considered secondary insurance coverage;
thus benefits are payable only to the extent that such expense is
not covered by any other insurance policy (e.g., parent, individual,
or group plan).
For more information, contact the Student Health Center at
(626) 815-2100. Those students without insurance may schedule
an office visit at the Health Center for a nominal charge.
Athletes participating in intercollegiate sports are covered through a
separate policy.
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Mexico Outreach
“Mexico Outreach empowers individuals to be God-focused message
bearers and agents of change by providing Christ-centered, strategic,
and intentional outreach opportunities in Mexico through partnerships
within and across cultures while progressively cultivating a Spirit-driven
lifestyle of love and service.”
Since 1970, Mexico Outreach has taken APU students and groups
from across the United States and Canada to Mexico to work with the
local church and community to lovingly show Christ to people of all
nations.
APU students can partner with Mexico to reach their communities
that are surrounded by great physical and spiritual poverty. Ministry
credits are offered for participation in these events.
Opportunities
Thanksgiving Break (5 days)
This trip offers ministry opportunities for APU students and other
college students to worship and work jointly with Mexican ministries.
Easter Break (7 days)
APU students join thousands of church participants in service to
Mexicali and Ensenada on the following teams:
• Team Luke Clinical and Special Needs: Works in tandem with
the “Healing Hands” clinic with a team of Mexican doctors and
APU medical staff to conduct health and wellness fairs, and
physical therapy in many of the poorest areas of Mexicali.
• Team Luke Hospice Care: Works with DIF, a social service
agency, and para-church organizations that provide adult assisted
living care to elderly persons, many of whom are abandoned or
have no family to support them.
STUDENT LIFE
• Team Stephen: During Thanksgiving, students conduct
community service projects throughout Mexicali. This team is
unique in that it provides APU students the opportunity to foster
relationships with the Mexican government, churches, and
communities. During Easter, APU students lead community
service projects for thousands of high school students.
• Church Ministry: The Mexican Church and student ministries
partner together to reach out to the local community. Relationships
are formed as children, youth, and adults grow in their faith and
find encouragement from the student teams.
• Team Ezra: Serves as camp security as they watch over the base
camp 24-7. Team Ezra interacts with the neighborhood children
and youth by playing soccer and other games, as well as praying
and sharing the gospel.
• Team Barnabas: Supports the overall mission effort by following
the Holy Spirit’s lead in praying over teams, their leaders, ministry
sites, and much more.
• Drama Team: Travels to churches, orphanages, parks, and
elderly homes to perform inspirational and evangelical drama
messages that share the gospel of Jesus in order to open hearts
through creative arts.
• Team Nehemiah: Provides integral support for the Cuernavaca
base camp and the overall mission of the Mexico Outreach. They
set up and tear down camp, do general maintenance, and assist
in cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the entire camp. They
are the “missionaries” to the missionaries.
• CAVIM Women’s Shelter: An all-female team that ministers to
women in a protective shelter, who come from abusive and difficult
backgrounds. The team ministers through relationship building,
sharing personal testimonies, praying for one another, crafts, and
other activities with the women.
• Women’s Rehab: An all-female rehab center that ministers to
women coming out of drug, alcohol, or abusive situations. This
team shares in ministry through devotions, beauty sessions,
making meals together, and prayer.
• Rescate en las Calles: Only available during Easter, students
serve through a government program that identifies kids who are
at risk of not receiving an education, as well as kids who are forced
to work hard jobs at a very young age. Children are transported to
a cultural center where students spend a day interacting with them
through games, skits, crafts, and other activities.
• Orphanage Teams: Each team reaches out to the children
through games, Spanish stories, arts and crafts, and sports.
• Construction Teams: Serve at churches, missionary medical
facilities, and other locations to assist in construction of buildings,
houses, storage units, or other needs.
• Men’s and Women’s Prison Teams: These teams go into
the gender-specific prisons to spend time and interact with
the prisoners through sports, relationship building, and sharing
personal testimonies of Jesus’ work in their lives.
Ministry Brigades (Weekend Trips)
In a continued response to the Easter 2010 7.2 earthquake, teams
of APU students collaborate with local ministries and government
offices of Mexicali to assist the communities that were devastated by
the quake. The brigades include distribution of family hygiene kits,
VBS programs, a mobile wellness clinic hosted by a doctor, a
dentist, and various types of community services. Inquire in the
Mexico Outreach office for selected dates for each semester.
Office of World Missions
Founded as a small Training School for Christian Workers in 1899,
APU’s Office of World Missions (OWM) continues to send students,
faculty, staff and alumni across borders, cultures, and languages for
mission and sustainable international mission and development work.
OWM facilitates a variety of mission and global awareness opportunities
integrating the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. The
three prominent programs are Focus International, Global Programs
(Global Vision Week), and Global Relief. Formally and informally, OWM
strives to fulfill the following mission: As part of Azusa Pacific University’s
Center for Student Action, the Office of World Missions provides young
adults with opportunities to understand God’s global mission that
they may develop a more incarnational lifestyle while partnering with
the Global Church.
Prominent Programs:
• Focus International provides short-term mission opportunities in more
than 60 countries worldwide with more than 2,500 team members
since 1984. Depending on the need and mutual partnership of the
mission hosts, the type of ministry during summer months requires
all majors and areas of skills sets. Some, but not all, of the focused
ministries involve the following: orphanage work in South Africa,
youth-at-risk street children in Nepal, care support at Mother Teresa’s
homes in India, conversational English in Vietnam and China, serving
alongside teachers in Ghana, providing health care to Haitian sugar
plantation workers of Dominican Republic, and working with victims
of sex trafficking in Cambodia. Focus International allows short-term
participants to serve alongside long-term missionaries and/or national
alumni as they further develop their hearts and minds toward a
mission lifestyle locally and globally.
• Global Vision Week (GVW) seeks to expose the APU community
to God’s global perspective in hopes of fulfilling the Great
Commission throughout the world. During GVW, more than 80
mission and service representatives interact with the APU
community in chapel, classes, and an array of educational and
social events. Co-sponsored by the International Center, GVW is a
collaborative week-long program involving student life offices and
academic departments to discover God’s heart for the world,
understand the status of the world-wide mission, and celebrate
global diversity by highlighting international students and providing
opportunities for the APU community to learn of the world around
them, locally and globally. Several APU students and community
members will attend Urbana 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri in December,
a mission convention that takes place every three years.
• Global Relief was established as a social response program in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With the American Red
Cross, more than 1,400 APU and community members were
trained as Disaster Relief Volunteers, and more than 650 members
were CPR and first aid certified in English and Spanish. Global
Relief partners with faith and nonfaith based agencies that respond
in the U.S. and around the world. Currently, APU has two Global
Relief partnerships with Japan Tsunami/Earthquake (2011) and
Haiti Quake (2010)
The Office of World Missions supports and mobilizes the APU
community to develop their hearts and minds for the advancement
of God’s Kingdom, on Earth as it is in heaven. Through a variety of
programs, participants have the opportunity be a part of the APU’s
rich heritage of sending out Christian workers. All are welcome to
be a part of global change in the United States and abroad.
Students can find more information, dates, prices, and online
applications at http://mexicooutreach.imodules.com/university/.
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International Center (IC)
American/International Mentoring (A.I.M.) Program
The International Center consists of three departments: International
Enrollment Services, Office of International Students and Scholars,
and the American Language and Culture Institute. These departments
serve international students in their pursuit of an education. The
International Center is located on East Campus. The office hours
for the International Center are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Please see each department’s description for more detailed
information.
The American/International Mentoring program partners students
with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds for mutual benefit.
Domestic students grow from learning about different countries
and cultures through interaction with international students, and
international students have a greater chance to learn about
American culture, especially at APU. Both partners receive crosscultural leadership training during the experience.
International Enrollment Services (IES)
International Enrollment Services (IES) is responsible for recruiting
and admitting international students for Azusa Pacific University’s
undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as the
intensive English programs (ALCI and SUPP). The office accomplishes
this through a global network of partnerships with schools, churches,
businesses, and government agencies in more than 50 countries.
Staff members meet with students and their families, often through
referrals from network partners, to offer helpful consultation and
assessment regarding the student’s educational, spiritual, and life goals.
Upon initial arrival into the U.S., IES provides airport pick-up and
helps students obtain a bank account, Social Security number,
California ID, and housing.
International Students and Scholars (ISS)
The Office of International Students and Scholars assists all
international students and scholars at APU as well as promotes
international awareness and involvement on campus.
The responsibility of the ISS team includes International Student
Orientation, U.S. immigration services, cross-cultural events,
International Chapel, and support services for all international
students residing on and off campus. All legal and official documents
are processed within this office.
Orientation for international students acquaints them with the
university and U.S. laws and culture. ISS sponsors an International
Chapel once a week on Friday, which is open to international and
domestic students alike. In addition, ISS sponsors numerous other
special activities to introduce students to Southern California.
ISS holds various activities throughout the year to promote international
awareness on campus. A few of these activities include Global Vision
Week, Global Fest, International Student Awareness Month, and
international awareness training sessions for student leaders.
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
The ALCI team administers and teaches extensive English language
and cultural programs, including tutoring and mentoring, to all
international students for whom English is a second language.
International students will acquire all the necessary skills to function
and compete within the American university environment. ALCI also
offers opportunities for American and international students to
develop leadership and cross-cultural skills. To assist secondlanguage learners, ALCI offers limited hours weekly in writing
consultations. See the Writing Center for appointments.
(For additional information, see “Admission Policies” section
in this catalog.)
International Campus Fellowship
International Campus Fellowship groups meet weekly on campus to
promote understanding of the Christian faith as well as to provide
opportunities for building friendships. There are Korean, Japanese, and
Chinese groups that meet regularly. These groups are supported by ISS.
A.I.M. strives to foster lifelong friendships in Christ. As international
and American students bond in friendship, the students use Jesus
as a role model for sharing the love of Christ.
Multi-Ethnic Programs (MEP)
The Office of Multi-Ethnic Programs holds as its primary mission to
support the university’s larger mission of God-honoring diversity. MEP
designs and implements a continuum of programs and services that
promote recruitment and retention, leadership development, and the
pursuit of academic success and graduation. MEP’s efforts expand
cultural awareness for all students, faculty, and staff in order to promote
and model racial reconciliation, unity, and an appreciation of all cultures.
MEP pursues this mission by:
1. Investing in the development of student leaders who serve as
catalysts for communication and understanding among people of
all racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
2. Providing supplemental support and services for ethnic minority
students.
3. Sponsoring programs and activities which increase awareness
and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity.
MEP coordinates two scholarship programs. The Multi-Ethnic
Leadership Scholarship program involves education in diversity,
leadership, and discipleship with selected students who become
leaders of intercultural understanding and racial reconciliation on
campus and beyond. The TELACU Scholarship program is offered
in collaboration with The East Los Angeles Community Union.
MEP provides information on fellowship and internship opportunities
offered by outside organizations for ethnic minority populations. The
office also sponsors various campus events, including Gospel Sing,
progressive dinners, Spotlight Talent Showcase, and a week focused
on racial reconciliation.
Ethnic Organizations and Student Groups
Ethnic organizations offer a forum for fellowship, education, and
dialogue to encourage the appreciation of similarities and differences
between all cultures represented by the APU community. MEP staff
promotes student development through annual programming and
the advisement of these ethnic organizations:
• Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO)
• Black Student Awareness (BSA)
• Latin American Students Association (LASA)
• Middle Eastern Student Organization (MESO)
• Native American Student Circle (NASC)
• Pacific Islanders Organization (PIO)
The ethnic organizations strive to unite and build community by
fostering an environment that cultivates awareness, understanding,
reconciliation, and appreciation, so that cultural exchange can be
embraced and celebrated.
Ethnic organizations seek to be a safe place where students
can challenge perspective, build relationships, share each
other’s culture, and learn to identify with one another.
In addition to regular meetings, ethnic organizations sponsor and
cosponsor events like Connections campus visits, an annual luau,
cultural coffee houses, focused discussion groups, guest speakers,
and luncheons.
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Each organization invites participation and involvement from all
students, as everyone has ethnicity and culture to contribute to the
fabric of APU. All ethnic organizations and programs are student led
and advised by MEP and invested faculty and staff.
Students are welcome to stop by the office located on Cougar
Walk next to the associate dean’s office and the Women’s
Resource Center to obtain information on programs, activities,
and scholarships, or just relax in the MEP living room. To stay
informed, sign up for the MEP mailing list by submitting your
name and email address to the MEP office, or call the office
at Ext. 3720.
Ministry and Service (MAS)
MAS believes that faith in God should inspire communities and
individuals to reach out in service to a broken world and embody
the Good News of God’s inclusive and empowering love for
humanity. Driven by grace, a love for God is interconnected with a
love of neighbor and should lead to a pathway of reconciled
relationships with those across the street and around the world. The
Office of Ministry and Service (MAS) exists to educate and mobilize
the APU undergraduate community toward an active response
in service that advances the work of God in local communities.
Azusa Pacific University, founded as the Training School for Christian
workers, has a strong legacy and commitment to service as a
response to faith in Christ. This commitment begins in the city of
Azusa with strong partnerships connecting APU with children,
families, community leaders, churches, and the local government.
Downtown Los Angeles provides additional opportunities to learn
and grow in relationship with our neighbor. These experiences in
service will help move the community from complacency, ignorance,
and fear to faith, reconciliation, education, and action.
Service Requirement for Graduation
As a foundational component of the APU undergraduate experience,
each full-time student must fulfill 120 service credits along with their
academic requirements. There are many opportunities to receive
service credit including participation in MAS ministries, servicelearning courses, international service experiences and additional
volunteer opportunities outside the APU community.
The following are the graduation requirements for full-time students:
Though MAS encourages students to broaden their horizons
through different experiences, it also recognizes that students may
desire to stay with a particular ministry to continue developing their
gifts and sustain relationships. Additionally, they may find that a
certain ministry/service opportunity is a fitting complement to their
academic major. MAS fully supports this continuity of involvement
and encourages students to provide increased leadership within the
community. Students may receive the 60 credits-maximum per year
distributed in any way they choose among ministry/service ventures.
Only the following restrictions exist:
• Athletic training may use up to four sessions for a maximum
of 60 credits.
• Nursing majors may use up to four clinicals for a maximum
of 60 credits.
• Music ministries may use up to a maximum of two ensembles
for a maximum of 60 credits.
Starting a New Ministry
MAS desires to develop new ministry opportunities within the city of
Azusa and beyond, partnering with religious and civic organizations
to develop long-term, sustainable community relationships. MAS
also affirms the entrepreneurial spirit within students who seek to
start relevant and purposeful ministries. Students who have a desire
to start a new ministry should visit the MAS office to share their
ideas and begin the collaboration process.
Current Opportunities
The MAS student-led ministries include training and ongoing
mentorship to promote biblical community development principles
and prepare Christian leaders for practical, transformative, holistic
ministry. Visit the MAS office or www.apu.edu/mas to discover a
place to serve and the multiple ways to engage service with the
local community. Current opportunities include, but are not limited to:
• Cerritos Kidz and A-Town Kids, residential academic mentoring
• Central City Community Outreach, after-school
programming for children in downtown L.A.
• Azusa Food Bank, food resources and shared meals
• ¡Viva Azusa!, soccer clinics and fellowship
• San Dimas Retirement Center, relationship building with
senior citizens
• 120 credits for students beginning a fall semester as freshmen
• L.A. 101, four-day immersion experience in Los Angeles
• 90 credits for transfer students beginning a fall semester
as sophomores
• Door of Hope, transitional housing for homeless families
• 60 credits for transfer students beginning a fall semester
as juniors
• S.E.E.D., environmental education for elementary students
• 30 credits for transfer students beginning a fall semester
as seniors
• Habitat for Humanity, local support for building homes
Through supervised, purposeful, and transformational service, APU
students become consistent community contributors. Generally,
students earn credits according to the following guidelines:
• 5 credits for one-day service experience
• Homework House, academic support for children and families
• Azusa 101, four-day immersion experience in Azusa
• Azusa Renaissance, local community theater and art
In addition to the student-led ministries, there are several opportunities
to learn, live, and grow through MAS:
• 10 credits for weekend service project
• Domestic short-term teams serve during the summer at
various locations throughout the United States.
• 15 credits for semester of weekly involvement
(generally 1 hour per week totaling 15–25 hours of service)
• Nancy Moore Celebrate Azusa Scholarship, service
scholarship for eligible students from the city of Azusa
• 30 credits for intensive week-long or summer experience
Students can earn a maximum of 30 service credits per semester
and 60 per academic year. To receive credit for completing service
credits, students must complete the Ministry/Service Report and turn
it in to the MAS office, preferably during the semester they completed
the service experience. These forms are available in the MAS office
or through the website at www.apu.edu/mas/.
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Residence Life
Night of Champions
The Night of Champions is an annual youth ministry event held in
mid-March that welcomes nearly 5,000 junior high and high school
age students from throughout Southern California to the Azusa
campus. The event uses the excitement of various games, live
Christian bands, great food, and the testimonies of Christian celebrity
athletes, actors, and musicians to expose kids to Christianity and
the love of Jesus Christ. More than 750 APU students volunteer
at the event. (Eight to fifteen ministry credits are given for participation
in this outreach.)
Orientation and Transitions (OAT)
The Office of Orientation and Transitions helps transition students
into the university setting and instills in them the confidence and
abilities that will help them remain in college, persist to graduation,
and find God’s calling in their life through various programs: Alpha,
Beginnings, Bridges, Omega (senior experience), Orientation, Team
Transfer, and other transition programs.
The Office of Orientation and Transitions oversees a variety of
programs and activities that help students excel during their time
at APU, with the belief that each and every entering student:
• Has been uniquely created by God.
• Has been specifically and intentionally gifted by God to
accomplish an important purpose.
• Has been strategically placed by God in our sphere of influence
for an important reason.
• Already has within him/her all of the strengths and talents
he/she needs to achieve and persist to graduation.
• Will benefit through knowing his/her strengths and how to apply
them in order to achieve his/her true levels of excellence and
fulfill God’s plan for his/her life.
Azusa Pacific University’s on-campus Residence Life Program has
several distinctive features. First, it exists as a community which
engenders a spirit of redemption and grace to promote restoration
and life change though Christ’s involvement in students’ day-to-day
lives. Second, it offers undergraduate students many different
types of living environments, including traditional residence halls
and self-contained apartments. Many of the on-campus living
communities are accessible to students with disabilities. Third,
each living area strives to provide living-learning programs based
on the assessed needs of the residents. Fourth, each residence
community is managed by a residence director (RD) who serves as
a liaison between residents and the university community. RDs
are professionals, trained to assist students with making positive
choices that ensure success in their college experiences. The RD
also serves as an educator, helping students integrate their
classroom learning with their out-of-classroom experiences. Fifth,
each subcommunity is directed by a resident advisor (the RA
reports to the RD) who plays a key role as a referral agent in the
event that a student needs counseling or medical care. RAs
assist in orienting students to the living area and the campus, and
plan a variety of programs which promote a sense of community
and cooperation among residents. Azusa Pacific University’s
on-campus residential setting offers students exceptional variety
and quality of life experience.
Student Standards of Conduct
It is the intention of Azusa Pacific University that the faith-living-learning
environment be as healthy as possible and foster positive qualities
of life, promoting sound academic and personal growth experiences.
Therefore, Azusa Pacific University expects that students refrain from
activities which may be spiritually or morally detrimental. All students
are expected to abide by the student standards of conduct listed
in the Student Handbook, which can be accessed online at
www.apu.edu/studentlifeoffice/policies/conduct/.
Admission to Azusa Pacific is a privilege. It is expected that
students sincerely believe that they can honestly be themselves
in this environment without being in conflict with it, seriously
desire to discover and explore their relationship to God, and
positively contribute to the Azusa Pacific University community.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
The University Counseling Center empowers the students of
Azusa Pacific University to realize their academic and personal
potential by promoting psychological, social, and spiritual wellness
through Christian counseling and outreach services. UCC services
are available at no cost to any currently enrolled student, and include
individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as educational
workshops and training. All counseling services provided by the
UCC are confidential.
Women’s Resource Center (WRC)
The Women’s Resource Center advocates women’s holistic
development through restoration, education, affirmation, and
celebration in a Christ-centered community. Through various
educational programs, WRC creates opportunities for students to
understand women’s issues and to celebrate who God created
women to be with one another.
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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ethnic Studies Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Department of English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Humanities Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Department of Global Studies,
Sociology, and TESOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Liberal Studies/Undergraduate
Education K–8 Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Department of Art and Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Department of History and Political Science .142
Department of Mathematics and Physics . . . .150
Department of Biology and Chemistry . . . . . .108
Department of Modern Languages . . . . . . . . .157
Department of Communication Studies . . . . .117
Department of Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Department of Computer Science . . . . . . . . . .122
Department of Theater, Film, and Television
2 0 12 – 13 U N D E R G R A D U AT E C ATA L O G
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor:
David L. Weeks, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
and Professor: Donald Isaak, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
and Professor: Jennifer Walsh, Ph.D.
Introduction
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, commonly
referred to as CLAS. CLAS houses the arts, humanities, social
sciences, and natural sciences, and coheres with the university’s
purpose: education that prepares students for lifelong learning,
advanced study, and for occupations within a context of Christian
leadership and service.
The college includes 11 academic departments, 4 centers, 3 special
programs and institutes, and more than 120 full-time faculty. CLAS
offers 28 majors, including an accelerated degree program in computer
science, and graduate programs in art, TESOL, urban leadership
(MATUL), and information technology. The college also offers many
of the courses in the university’s General Studies program. CLAS
additionally houses the yearbook, student newspaper, forensics
program, theater program, and campus radio station.
CLAS Centers
The Writing Center
Believing that clear communication builds community and
demonstrates responsible stewardship of intellect, the Writing
Center helps writers strengthen their abilities by learning the skills
and concepts of strong writing in their respective disciplines.
To this end, the Writing Center staff:
• Treats all writers with dignity and respect.
• Teaches skills rather than simply corrects or fixes writing errors.
• Supports the faculty’s pedagogical objectives.
• Equips and trains in current methods and theories of
writing instruction.
• Offers creative and individualized writing support for varying
disciplines, genres, and objectives.
• Develops multilevel resources for writers’ reference—print
resources, workshops, and personal service.
• Provides collaborative and interactive services to foster an
ever-growing community of critical thinkers and writers.
For more information, see “Writing Center” under “Academic
Resources and Auxillary Services.”
The Learning Enrichment Center
The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) provides support to APU
students through a variety of services and programs designed to
promote academic success. Services include individualized and
group tutoring; Supplemental Instruction Program (SI); training for
the Peer-Led Team Learning Program (PLTL); student disability
accommodations; College Level Examination Program (CLEP);
examination proctoring services; freshman testing in reading, math,
and writing; and individualized study strategies to support students
in their academic endeavors toward excellence. For more
information, see “Learning Enrichment Center” under “Academic
Resources and Auxillary Services.”
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The Center for Research in Science
The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) serves a community of
students, scholars, and laypersons by promoting research that
encompasses and extends the scope of scientific studies to address
the inseparable relationship between science and culture, its role in
classical liberal arts education, and the dialogue between faith
and reason. For more information, see “Center for Research in
Science” under “Academic Programs.”
The Math Center
The Math Center provides additional opportunities for APU students
who need assistance at all levels of mathematics. Student tutors
(mostly APU mathematics majors) are on site for walk-in tutoring
from 2–8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, throughout each
semester. Physics tutoring is also provided by APU physics majors.
The staff encourages learning mathematics by doing mathematics.
The Math Center provides an excellent environment for math learners
to develop and practice their math skills. For more information, see
“Math Center” under “Academic Resources and Auxillary Services.”
CLAS Programs and Institutes
CLAS houses the American Language and Culture Institute, the
Humanities Program and the Liberal Studies/Undergraduate
Education K–8 Program.
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
The ALCI team administers and teaches extensive English language
and cultural programs, including tutoring and mentoring, to all
international students for whom English is a second language.
International students will acquire all the necessary skills to function
and compete within the American university environment. ALCI also
offers opportunities for American and international students to develop
leadership and cross-cultural skills. To assist second-language
learners, ALCI offers limited hours weekly in writing consultations.
See the Writing Center for appointments. (For additional information,
see the “Admission Policies” section of the catalog).
Humanities Program
APU’s Humanities Program is supported by five interdisciplinary
seminars in the subject areas of aesthetics, great ideas, great
works, literary masterpieces, and Christian classics. These
seminars are housed in the CLAS departments of Art and Design,
History and Political Science, and English, and the undergraduate
division of the School of Theology. More information may be
found in the following program pages, including course
descriptions within each department, as well as the General Studies
section in this catalog.
Liberal Studies/Undergraduate Education K–8
This program equips future teachers and helps them cultivate a
Christian perspective of teaching by promoting an understanding
of all students, emphasizing knowledge of subject matter, and
cultivating awareness of cultural diversity in the teaching profession
through coursework and experiences in surrounding school districts.
Course Descriptions
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies
Faculty
Director: Patricia Andujo, Ph.D.
Introduction
The ethnic studies minor program enhances students’ understanding
of the experiences of U.S. immigrant populations and communities of
color, along with their sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, and social
class. The program also enables students to analyze contemporary
social problems that affect these populations, and to evaluate public
policy related to the areas of immigration, education, criminal justice,
health care, and economic development. The primary curricular
focuses are on the experiences of Asian Americans, African
Americans, Chicano/Latino, and American Indian peoples within
the United States. Because of its interdisciplinary character,
students can appreciate how scholars in different fields (e.g.,
history, art, literature, communications, anthropology, education,
political science, psychology, and sociology) approach the study
and expression of race and ethnicity.
The ethnic studies minor supports two overarching goals:
1. To allow APU students to develop a greater understanding of
racial and ethnic diversity in the United States as a basis for
a) enhanced effectiveness in multicultural workplaces, and
2. To provide students of culturally diverse backgrounds at APU
with an academic program that addresses their heritage and
enhances their self-awareness.
18 units
Requirements
Core Courses
ETHN
3 units
150
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Contemporary Experience Courses
ETHN
ETHN
ETHN
355
356
357
ETHN 357 The Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Experience (3)
This class introduces students to the history and experiences of
Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Americans, while examining Latino(a)/Chicano(a)
immigration patterns, sociopolitical and economic influences, heritage
and traditions, contributions to America culture, and race relations.
3
9 units
The Asian American Experience
The African American Experience
The Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Experience
Elective Requirements
ETHN 355 The Asian American Experience (3)
This class introduces students to the history and experiences of Asian
Americans. Using the analytical lens of sociological inquiry, students
examine immigration patterns, sociopolitical and economic challenges,
as well as issues encountered by Asian Americans due to racism and/or
ignorance. The course also explores the contributions of Asian cultures
to the fabric of American life.
ETHN 356 The African American Experience (3)
This course introduces students to the experience of African Americans in
the United States, including an examination of their contributions to the
nation’s development as well as an exploration of the dimensions of
their identity. Students are challenged to critically analyze and interpret
history and culture.
b) a critical appraisal of contemporary intergroup relations,
both stateside and abroad.
Ethnic Studies Minor
ETHN 150 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
This class examines the complexities of ethnic and racial diversity in
the United States, exploring the historical and cultural aspects of how
ethnic minority groups have been affected by social inequality in
America. The course provides an overview of concepts and terms essential
to studies and discussions within the discipline of ethnic studies. Covered
terms include: race, racism, racialization and racialism, ethnicity and
ethnic identity, ethnonationalism or ethnic nationalism, panethnicity,
ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, segregation, marginalization,
diversity, pluralism, multiculturalism, affirmative action, enculturation,
acculturation, assimilation, and self-determination. This survey course
provides an overview of the discipline of ethnic studies as a whole.
Topics of study include: the social construction of race and ethnicity,
notions of identity and citizenship, and analyses of African Americans,
Asian Americans, Chicanos and Latinos, Native Americans, and
Pacific Islanders. The effect of culture on spiritual experience and
identity are also examined.
3
3
3
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
6 units
Select 6 units from any of the courses below:
Culture and the Arts
ART
403
COMM
495
ENGL
364
ENGL
489
GLBL
MUS
MUS
301
301
302
Multicultural Art*
Special Topics: Film and Minority Issues
American Ethnic Literature
Literary Topics: African American
Literature and the City
Anthropology for Everyday Life**/***
Music of Africa**
Soul Music**
Social Relationships/Public Policy
EDLS
405 Diversity in the Classroom***
GLBL/COMM 310 Intercultural Communication**
HIST
346 History of American Immigration
PSYC
400 Cultural Psychology**
SOC
358 Human Diversity**
SOC
359 Immigrant Los Angeles
SOC
464 Social Stratification
THEO
480 Theologies of Liberation
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Humanities Program
SOC
SPAN
SPAN
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
UBBL
Faculty
Director: Christopher Flannery, Ph.D.
All humanities courses have roots in the liberal arts. The liberal arts
are foundations for a full liberal education, which rises from them and
reaches beyond them. They are preparation for the lofty and rigorous
discipline of understanding in its fullness “…the truth [that] shall make
you free” (John 8:32). The humanities curriculum builds on the
foundation of the Great Works Option for fulfilling General Studies
core requirements. Great works of literature, philosophy, art, music,
science, and theology offer the most enriching content of the liberal
arts and of liberal education itself. They are living teachers speaking
to each generation with rare wisdom and beauty. Through study of
such works, students of the humanities integrate the liberal arts
with one another, with education as a whole, and with Christian
higher education in particular.
A liberal arts education prepares the student not for a specific
profession but for life itself, for the moral, intellectual, social, civic,
and spiritual maturity and growth that accompany a life well-lived.
A successful liberal education prepares the student for the proper
ordering of all spheres of life and for a lifetime of learning. The first
task of the liberal arts is to secure the liberation of the mind from
those many fetters that can bind it, notably ignorance, prejudice,
and the influence of the passions. In and through this essential
freedom, the freedom of the mind, “humanity” manifests itself.
The integrative principle of the liberal arts is this idea, humanitas.
24 units
The humanities minor consists of 24 units from the listed courses.
At least 12 units must be upper-division HUM courses. Students must
take HUM courses (upper- or lower-division) in at least three
categories of the General Studies curriculum.
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354
356
361
362
377
410
466
221
222
223
224
321
322
323
324
325
351
352
MUS
PHIL
PHIL
PHIL
PHIL
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
455
315
316
320
340
160
360
363
376
Ancient Art History*
History of Modern Art*/***
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
Shakespeare***
American Novel**
British Novel
Humanities Seminar I: Great Works*/^
3,
Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces*/^ 3,
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3,
Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas*/^
3,
Humanities Seminar I: Great Works*/^
3,
Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces*/^ 3,
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3,
Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas*/^
3,
Humanities Seminar V: Christian Classics*/^
3,
Ancient, Renaissance, and World Music Literature**
Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic
Music Literature**/***
Late Romantic and 20th Century Music Literature**
History of Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
History of Early Modern Philosophy
Concepts of Human Nature*/***
Introduction to Politics*
Classical Political Thought
Modern Political Thought**
The American Founding**
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Course Descriptions
Program Overview
ART
ART
ART
ART
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
HUM
HUM
HUM
HUM
HUM
HUM
HUM
HUM
HUM
MUS
MUS
Basic Sociological Theory
Literary Masters
Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
I and II Samuel*
Romans and Galatians*
Thessalonian and Corinthian Epistles*
The General Epistles*
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^Humanities Seminars are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus and 4 units at the
High Sierra Semester.
Faculty: Tom Dunn, M.A. (Art); Diana Glyer, Ph.D. (English);
Brad Hale, Ph.D. (History and Political Science);
Teri Merrick Ph.D. (Theology and Philosophy);
Christopher Noble, Ph.D. (English);
David Weeks, Ph.D. (History and Political Science);
Steve Wilkens, Ph.D. (Theology and Philosophy);
David Williams, Ph.D. (Theology and Philosophy)
Humanities Minor
298
432
431
310
340
341
343
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
HUM 221/321 Humanities Seminar I: Great Works (3, 4)
This course offers a study of selected classic works that shaped and
represented different civilizations in a specified historical era, taught by
a faculty tutor in integrative, interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa campus,
this is a 3-unit course. At the High Sierra semester it is worth 4 units and
is to be taken with one or more other Humanities Seminar(s). HUM 221 and
HUM 321 may not be taken concurrently, and additional work is required in
HUM 321. This course may be repeated once for credit as the topic varies.
Meets the General Studies core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
HUM 222/322 Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces (3, 4)
This course offers a study of selected literary texts from a variety of cultures
and genres taught by a faculty tutor in an integrative, interdisciplinary
fashion. On the Azusa campus, this is a 3-unit course. At the High Sierra
semester, it is worth 4 units and is to be taken with one or more
other Humanities Seminar(s). HUM 222 and HUM 322 may not be
taken concurrently, and additional work is required in HUM 322. This
course may be repeated once for credit as the topic varies. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Language and Literature
HUM 223/323 Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics (3, 4)
This course offers a study of the creative process and selected
aesthetic masterpieces in a variety of cultures and genres from a
specified historical era, taught by a faculty tutor in an integrative,
interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa campus, this is a 3-unit course.
At the High Sierra semester, it is worth 4 units and is to be taken with
one or more other Humanities Seminar(s). HUM 223 and HUM 323 may
not be taken concurrently, and additional work is required in HUM 323.
This course may be repeated once for credit as the topic varies. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts
HUM 224/324 Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas (3, 4)
This course offers a study of selected philosophical works illustrating
intellectual perspectives of a specified historical era, taught by a faculty tutor
in an integrative, interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa campus, this is a
3-unit course. At the High Sierra semester, it is worth 4 units and is to be
taken with one or more other Humanities Seminar(s). HUM 224 and
HUM 324 may not be taken concurrently, and additional work is required
in HUM 324. This course may be repeated once for credit as the topic
varies. Meets the General Studies core requirement in Heritage and
Institutions (Philosophy)
HUM 325 Humanities Seminar V: Christian Classics (3, 4)
This course offers a study of selected Christian classics on Christian life
and doctrine from a specified historical era, taught by a faculty tutor in
an integrative, interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa campus, this is a
3-unit course. At the High Sierra semester, it is worth 4 units and is to
be taken with one or more other Humanities Seminar(s). This course
may be repeated once for credit as the topic varies. Meets the General
Studies core requirement in God’s Word and Christian Response (Doctrine)
HUM 401H, HUM 402H, HUM 403H, HUM 404H Honors Colloquia (0)
Honors Colloquia offer students in the Honors Program an opportunity
to explore innovative topics that augment the regular Honors curriculum.
Each semester, students select from a range of colloquia events in the
humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences offered at both APU
and local colleges and universities. The topics of colloquia offered vary
from semester to semester and from year to year. Students attend three
events per semester. To graduate as an Honors Scholar, Honors students
must complete four HUM 400 series courses, one of which must be
completed in their junior or senior year of study. This is a credit/no-credit
class. Prerequisites: To enroll in these courses, a student must be admitted
to the Honors Program and be considered a member in “active” status.
Liberal Studies/
Undergraduate Education
K–8 Program
Faculty
Director and Associate Professor: Paul Flores, Ph.D.
Director of Student Services: Jenna Clement, M.Ed.
Adjunct Faculty: Melissa Dabiri, Ed.D.; Dave Hauser, M.A.;
Karen Kapadia, M.A.; Dave Landers, M.Ed.; Jeffrey Lee, Ed.D.;
Andrew Mainiero, M.A.; Nanette Sauceda, M.Ed.;
Jane Thompson, M.A.
Mission
This program equips future teachers and other professionals by
integrating coursework and service-learning experiences with the
application of a Christian worldview as it relates to life vocation. It
promotes awareness of cultural diversity issues and studies multiple
curricula with emphasis in specific subject areas while fostering a
holistic understanding of knowledge.
Goals
1. To establish a strong foundational understanding of subject
matter on which to build teachers’ professional preparation,
instruction, and development
2. To prepare well-educated beginning teachers who understand
significant ideas, structures, and values in the disciplines
comprising the K–8 curriculum
3. To prepare prospective multiple-subject teachers to analyze
situations, synthesize information from multiple sources, make
decisions on rational bases, communicate skillfully, and
appreciate diverse perspectives
4. To provide collaboration between education majors and
local schools to further their understanding of teaching in
an experiential setting
5. To produce teachers who are competent, compassionate, and
people of character who will ultimately serve students and their
families by displaying Christ through their gift of teaching
Program Overview
The Liberal Studies/Undergraduate Education K–8 Program offers
a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies approved by the California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing to prepare undergraduate
students seeking careers as elementary school teachers with the
breadth of content knowledge needed to teach in a K–8 setting.
The liberal studies degree provides future elementary school teachers
with opportunities to teach up to a basic ninth-grade level subject(s),
and to take the California Subject Examination for Teachers: Multiple
Subject (CSET). State changes require a Supplementary/Subject
Matter Authorization (SMA) if the student desires to teach content up to
a ninth-grade level. Please consult the Liberal Studies/Undergraduate
Education K–8 Program office for complete information.
During the first two years of college, it is suggested that undergraduate
liberal studies majors complete university General Studies
requirements and prerequisites to upper-division coursework,
which is embedded in the program’s four-year plan. Students
may want to explore the teaching field by taking EDLS 300
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession as sophomores, juniors,
or seniors, along with EDLS 405 Diversity in the Classroom and
EDLS 496 Senior Seminar. Students in this program participate
in approximately 72 hours of teacher-oriented, service-learning
field experience and observation through several core liberal
studies/undergraduate education K–8 courses.
Career Opportunities
Though most liberal studies graduates find teaching positions
in public and private schools locally, nationally, and abroad,
demands exist in the business and communication fields as well
because of the increasing need for college graduates with broad
and diverse academic backgrounds. Potential teaching careers
exist in multiple-subject, single-subject, and special education.
Every spring, APU hosts a Teacher Career Forum where local public
school districts, private schools, and APU students participate.
Liberal Studies Majors Taking Graduate Teacher Education
Courses
Multiple-subject credential candidates seeking admission into the
Teacher Education Program must take both the CBEST and CSET.
Undergraduate students should plan for successful passage
of CBEST during their sophomore year, and the CSET during
their junior/senior year (after most core courses are taken)
prior to applying to the credential program. Those who pass
these tests by graduation may be hired on paid contracts with a
school district while completing their fifth-year Multiple-Subject
Credential. This qualifies the student to apply for an intern credential.
While qualified undergraduate students may take an unlimited
number of graduate courses, a maximum of 8 of those units
earned as an undergraduate may be applied toward a master’s
degree in education. Undergraduate students with unit availability
during their last semester are advised to start their fifth-year
credential and/or take units that will count toward their SMA.
Please contact the Liberal Studies/Undergraduate Education K–8
Program office for details.
Liberal Studies Major
117–125 units
The liberal studies major gives broad coverage in the liberal arts.
A total of 117–125 units must be earned from the following areas:
language/literature, mathematics, science, social sciences,
humanities, visual/performing arts, physical education, human
development, religion, and a subject concentration (depth of
study). All 64 units of General Studies requirements are met by
completing the liberal studies major. Depending upon the subject
concentration selected, students may enrich their program with
one or more electives of their choice. Core and concentration
courses require a minimum of a C grade (2.0), however,
please note that students must maintain an overall B average
(3.0 GPA) in all core courses. A portfolio is required for graduation
consisting of samples from 10 courses related to education.
Students are given the Portfolio Assessment of Subject-Matter
Competence and Professional Growth requirements in their first
semester during academic advising. All students, before graduation,
must present their portfolio to the liberal studies office at the time of
their exit review. The minimum number of units required for
graduation is 126. Transfer students should contact the liberal
studies office for appropriate advising and course requirements
that may differ from the program below. Please see the liberal
studies office for a four-year plan.
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Those classes which are in bold type are considered the core of the
liberal studies curriculum.
Language/Literature
23 units
COMM 111
Public Communication+
ENGL
110
Freshman Writing Seminar+
ENGL
111
Introduction to Literature*
ENGL
402
Principles of Language
ENGL
434
Children’s Literature**
Foreign Language+
Mathematics
MATH
MATH
110
201
6 units
College Algebra+
Mathematical Concepts for
the Elementary Teacher
Science
BIOL
BIOL
PHYC
PHYC
HIST
HIST
120
121
HIST
151
HIST
HIST
HIST
152
210
338
220
3
3
3
3
3
3
Introduction to Philosophy*
310
432
XXX
240
450
3
6 units
Fundamental Art Experiences*
Music in the Elementary Schools
3
3
6 units
Fitness for Life+/^
Health Education+/^
Physical Education in
Elementary Schools, K–6
Human Development
1
2
3
3 units
290
Human Growth and Development*
EDLS
300
EDLS
EDLS
LDRS
405
496
100
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
(sophomore standing, lab included)
Diversity in the Classroom***
Senior Seminar*
Beginnings+
Education
Religion
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
+Meets a University Skills requirement.
^Taken concurrently
^^Liberal studies students are required to satisfy the state of California’s U.S. Constitution
curriculum requirement. HIST 151 or POLI 150 will satisfy the requirement. If a student
transfers HIST 151 from another institution, the state of California’s U.S. Constitution
requirement will be verified by the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar.
Concentrations
12–20 units
Concentrations are available in art, English, math, music, physical
education, psychology, science, social science, and Spanish.
Students must take at least 50 percent of the courses for each
concentration through an APU program. A minimum of
a C (2.0) is required in each of these classes. For further and
updated information regarding a Supplement in Physical Education
or Subject-matter Authorization in the other specified concentration
area, please contact a credential analyst within the Department of
Teacher Education. Categories and units are subject to California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing regulations.
Art Concentration
13–16 units
Required Courses
ART
145
Drawing I
ART
146
Painting I
Select one of the following:
ART
354
Ancient Art History*
ART
356
History of Modern Art*/***
ART
357
Contemporary Art Trends*
ART
361
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
ART
362
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
Select one of the following:
ART
205
Ceramics I**/^
ART
311
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
ART
403
Multicultural Art*
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
Upper-division Elective
ART
430
Applied Design
— or —
Any upper-division ART course
3
3
1
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^Students who take ART 205 (Ceramics) will need 4 units of upper-division electives.
3
11 units
15 units
MIN
108
Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry*
UBBL
100
Exodus/Deuteronomy*
UBBL
230
Luke/Acts*
Select one of the following:
UBBL
310
I and II Samuel*
UBBL
311
Hebrew Prophets I*
UBBL
312
Hebrew Prophets II*
UBBL
320
Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature*
UBBL
330
Life and Teachings of Jesus*
UBBL
340
Romans and Galatians*
UBBL
341
Thessalonians and Corinthian Epistles*
UBBL
343
The General Epistles*
UBBL
350
Geographical and Historical
Setting of the Bible*
UBBL
460
Theology of the Old Testament*
UBBL
461
Theology of the New Testament*
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3
3 units
Physical Education
PSYC
4
4
3
18 units
World Civilizations to 1648*
World Civilizations Since 1648*
U.S. History to 1865*/^^
(satisfies U.S. Constitution)
U.S. History Since 1865*
World Geography
History of California
Visual/Performing Arts
PE
PE
PE
3
Fundamentals of Biology* (with lab)
Science and Children (with lab)
Principles of Physical Science (no lab)
Earth Science Concepts
and Applications (no lab)
Humanities
ART
MUS
3
14 units
101/101L
400/400L
110
125
History and Social Science
PHIL
3
3
3
3
3
4, 4
Select one of the following:
THEO
303
Theology and the Christian Life*
THEO
352
Church History to 1517*
354
Church History Since 1517*
THEO
THEO
363
Contemporary Christian Thought*
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
English Concentration
1 or 4 units^
1-4
12 units
ENGL
404
Approaches to Grammar
ENGL
406
Advanced Composition***
Select two courses from the following:
(Note: One must be ENGL 324, ENGL 334, or ENGL 344.)
ENGL
324
World Literature to the Renaissance*
ENGL
334
World Literature Since the Renaissance*
ENGL
344
American Literature to 1865*
ENGL
354
American Literature Since 1865*
ENGL
377
Shakespeare***
ENGL
410
American Novel** (offered alternate fall terms)
ENGL
435
Social and Psychological
Aspects of Language
(not offered every semester)
*Meets a General Studies Core (or elective) requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Math Concentration
18 units
See the Department of Mathematics and Physics for updated schedules.
Note: Students must begin their mathematics coursework at the level for which they qualify
as determined by their SAT score, previous university coursework, or the APU mathematics
placement test. Some students will require one or more courses prior to calculus.
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
161
162
340
360
390
Calculus I
Calculus II
Geometry (fall)
Probability and Statistics (spring)
History of Mathematics and
Number Theory (spring)
Music Concentration
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
MUS
101
103
104
110
121
122
133
134
201
250
AES
PE
242
237
Social Science Concentration
PE
PE
PE
PE
250
252
325
406
PE
452
Psychology Option I (School Psychology)^
PSYC
PSYC
110
345
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
360
410
480
19 units
2
3
2
3
3
15 units
General Psychology*
Psychology of Child and
Adolescent Development
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Exceptional Children
Psychological Testing and Measurements
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^PSYC 290 and PSYC 299 are prerequisite courses for the upper-division courses in this
concentration.
Psychology Option II (Special Education)^^
PSYC
PSYC
110
345
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
360
410
430
4
4
2
1
1
4
12 units
POLI
150
American Government*
Select one of the following:
HIST
320
Modern Africa
HIST
360
History of the Middle East I:
Early and Medieval Islam
POLI
390
History and Politics of
the Non-Western World
Select two of the following:
HIST
334
History of American Foreign Affairs
HIST
350
Medieval Europe
HIST
352
Renaissance and Reformation
HIST
357
Enlightenment Europe**
HIST
358
Europe 1789–1914**
HIST
359
Europe 1914–1992
HIST
374
Colonial Era
HIST
380
Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST
386
Modern America
UBBL
451
The Greco-Roman World
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
Spanish Concentration
3
3
16 units
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Organic Chemistry for the Health Sciences*
Biochemistry for the Health Sciences*
Laboratory for the Health Sciences*
Physics for Life Sciences I* (fall only)
3
1
1
1
1
3
3
1
1
3
3
Fundamental Principles of Fitness
Methods of Teaching Rhythmic
and Multicultural Activities
Methods of Teaching Individual Sports (fall)
Methods of Teaching Team Sports (spring)
Motor Development and Learning
Sociological and Psychological Aspects
of Physical Activity and Sport
Adapted Physical Education
250
251
111
112
114
151
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^Or one unit each Applied Piano (permission by audition only)
Physical Education Concentration
BIOL
BIOL
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
PHYC
5
4
3
3
18 units
Beginning Voice Class
Beginning Piano Class^
Elementary Piano Class^
Elementary Guitar Methods
Music Theory I*
Music Theory II
Practical Musicianship I
Practical Musicianship II
Introduction to World Music*
Music and Civilization*
Science Concentration Option II
15 units
SPAN
201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN
202
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN
301
Advanced Spanish (fall only)
SPAN
320
Advanced Spanish Composition (spring only)
Plus one Spanish Literature class: SPAN 421, 422, or 432
(At least one is offered every semester.)
3
3
3
3
3
Note: Students must meet the prerequisites for classes. Please see the
appropriate section of the catalog for details.
Note: While the advisor is a guide and resource person, final responsibility
for meeting requirements to complete major and a degree program rests
with the student.
Students must earn a minimum of a C in core and concentration
courses and an overall GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in all
core courses.
15 units
General Psychology*
Psychology of Child and
Adolescent Development
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Exceptional Children
Intervention Strategies with Children
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^^PSYC 290 is a prerequisite course for the upper-division courses in this concentration.
Science Concentration Option I
BIOL
BIOL
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
PHYC
PHYC
151
152
111
112
114
140
151
20 units
General Biology I*
General Biology II (spring only)
Organic Chemistry for the Health Sciences*
Biochemistry for the Health Sciences*
Laboratory for the Health Sciences*
Introduction to Astronomy*
Physics for Life Sciences I* (fall only)
4
4
2
1
1
4
4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
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Application to Teacher Education for a Fifth-Year Credential
Course Descriptions
APU candidates prepare to work in schools as teachers, and
they must know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and
professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help
all students learn. Therefore, the Department of Teacher Education
assesses the candidate from admissions through recommendation
of credentials in these standards, making APU graduates highly
sought-after professionals.
See the Graduate Catalog for a complete description of credential
programs and courses.
Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP)
is needed only when applying to the credential program, not the
bachelor’s degree. The application requires liberal studies majors to
complete a minimum of 60 units of university coursework, attend
a mandatory information meeting, and successfully complete the
application process to the Teacher Education Program prior to
taking any TEP courses. See requirements for “Admission to the
Teacher Education 2042 Multiple-Subject Credential Program,
Track A”. Candidates may then begin a sequence of professional
TEP-prefixed education courses, which include 30 hours of
concurrent daytime field experience in preparation for full-time
student teaching later. Students starting the multiple-subject,
single-subject, or special education credential program during
their senior year or immediately after completing their B.A. are
strongly recommended to have first completed EDLS 411: Introduction
to Assessment. Undergraduate students may petition to have
8 TEP units count for specific units in the M.A. in Education degree.
CBEST and CSET must be passed before student teaching, along
with a posted B.A. degree.
Liberal Studies Minor
22–23 units
The liberal studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that adds
some foundational elements of K–8 subject-matter preparation and
practical field experience to any student’s major course of study.
The program provides students with the opportunity to develop a
teaching philosophy and acquire basic subject-matter knowledge in
five to seven different content areas with an understanding of
diversity and culture in a classroom setting. This may provide some
preparation for substitute teaching and lesson planning. Students
work closely with an advisor in both major and minor fields in order
to create an organized on-campus study. Liberal studies minors
must maintain a C or higher in all courses credited toward their minor.
NOTE: The minor does not prepare the student for the subjectmatter exam, currently CSET. Additional studying is required in order
to pass the exam and move forward with obtaining a MultipleSubject Teaching Credential.
Core Courses
EDLS
EDLS
EDLS
300
300L
405
7 units
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
Introduction to Teaching Lab
Diversity in the Classroom***
Subject-matter Electives
15–16 units
Select five courses from the following:
ART
310
Fundamentals of Art Experiences*
BIOL
400
Science and Children
ENGL
434
Children’s Literature**
MATH
201
Math Concepts for Elementary Teachers
MUS
432
Music in the Elementary Schools
PE
450
Physical Education in the
Elementary Schools, K–6
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
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4
0
3
3
4
3
3
3
Liberal Studies/Teacher Education
EDLS 300 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES PER WEEK
This course provides an overview to the teaching profession, focusing
on the art of teaching at the K–12 level. Issues addressed surround the
California State Standards for the Teaching Profession and Content
Standards, including school organization, curriculum and pedagogical
practices, classroom management, and assessment. The service-learning
lab requires 15 hours in a K–12 school. Prerequisite: sophomore standing
EDLS 405 Diversity in the Classroom (3)
This course focuses on the examination of the interaction of the
student’s cultural background with ethics, racial, religious, and gender
issues, the educational setting, and wider social forces that affect
traditional success and failure for students who are linguistically and
culturally different. The course evaluates the role that administrators
and teachers play in nurturing a spirit of multiculturalism in schools.
Meets General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement,
includes service learning hours in educational settings, and is an
ELL-approved course.
EDLS 411 Introduction to Assessment (1)
The course provides an introduction to the California Teaching
Performance Assessment with specific focus on principles of contentspecific and developmentally appropriate pedagogy. Issues addressed
include engaging and supporting students in learning, making subject
matter comprehensible, assessing learning, planning instruction, and
designing learning experiences for students. Electronic portfolio is
utilized. Pre- or corequisite: EDLS 300
EDLS 496 Senior Seminar: Education and Professional Ethics (3)
This senior seminar course prepares students to understand and
express a Christian perspective on issues critical to the education
profession. Biblical and theological themes relating to education
provide a base, while historical biographies and examples supply a
context in which students generate a distinctively Christian response
to a contemporary problem facing education. Meets the General
Studies Senior Seminar requirement.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
EDLS 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
3
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
Department of Art and Design
BFA in Visual Art
Faculty
Graphic Design Major
Chair and Professor: William Catling, MFA
Professors: Kent Anderson Butler, MFA; David Carlson, MFA;
G. James Daichendt, Ed.D.; David McGill, MFA;
James Thompson, Ed.D.
Associate Professors: Guy Kinnear, MFA; Rebecca Roe, MFA
Assistant Professors: Amy Day, MFA; Terry Dobson, MFA;
Tom Dunn, M.A.
Lecturers (adjunct): Lynn Aldrich, Clovis Blackwell, Tony Caltabiano,
Charity Capili, Steve Childs, Justin Dahlberg, Amy Fox, Tonja Graves,
Nicole Green-Hodges, Angela Lee, Shelby Moser, Mark Nelson,
Moto Okawa, Jane Gillespie Pryor, Maryann Rachford, Joe Suzuki,
Macha Suzuki, Jamie Sweetman, Christine Valentine, Jack Weimer
Faculty Emeriti: Robert Bullock, Susan Ney
Mission
The mission of the Azusa Pacific University Department of Art and
Design is to prepare art students for a lifetime of artistic expression,
and to cultivate individual creativity through the study of history,
technique, presentation, and social engagement as reflectors of
the creative and transformative nature of God the ultimate Creator.
Faculty holds the belief that art is a socially responsible calling
that empowers students to act as transformers in the world. In
human history, artists and designers have been the vessels and
vehicles for spiritual, social, political, and psychological definition
and change. Therefore, art and design are presented as both a
professional occupation and an essential part of a liberal arts
education. APU students train to continue in that artistic tradition.
Department Overview
Art Major
The Department of Art and Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in
Studio Art. Students take courses that provide a broad groundwork
in the arts, then select an area of specialization, choosing from a
variety of courses to streamline their skills. The art major has two
program concentrations: studio art and teaching/art education. The
studio art concentration provides a solid foundation for those who
wish to seek further training at the graduate level. Areas of
emphasis within this major are: drawing and painting, photography,
ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, crafts, and interdisciplinary.
The teaching/art education concentration is a state-approved
program for those wishing to teach art at the secondary level of
public or private school. The Department of Art and Design offers a
teaching track that prepares majors for positions ranging from
specialist in art at the K–12 level to teaching in the single-subject
teaching track at the 7–12 level. The program comprises of specific
professional course requirements accomplished by practical classroom
application, field experience, and community service learning. The
art major teaching concentration also allows students to concentrate
in a specific area of interest, including drawing and painting,
ceramics, photography, sculpture, graphic design, and/or crafts.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is the professional undergraduate
degree that is highly desired by serious students intent on pursuing
careers or advanced degrees in the visual arts. The BFA in Visual Art
gives art students flexibility in constructing their program that allows
them to choose one of five concentrations that is best suited to their
academic and career goals. All BFA students take the first 18 units of
core classes and then apply to enter the BFA by portfolio review.
The graphic design major prepares students to think creatively about
visual communication problems and find aesthetically appropriate and
effective solutions for them. Within this area, students gain experience
in print design, webpage design, digital imaging, and developing
design systems. Majors are required to take courses which provide
foundational skills in various graphics software programs while
developing skills in research and concept development. Students are
encouraged to hone their craftsmanship and develop professional
skills in image creation, visual communication, artist/client
relationships, and final presentation in a commercial setting.
Computer Requirement
All majors in the Department of Art and Design are required to have
a laptop computer with premium Adobe Suite or equivalent.
Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential Information
An art concentration is available for liberal studies majors.
See requirements under the program description for Liberal
Studies/Undergraduate Education K–8 Program.
Goals
The graphic design major is designed to develop students
who will:
• Demonstrate competencies in the tools and technologies
required for professional completion of a project.
• Display an understanding of aesthetic engagement, artistic
perception, and critical judgment through writing and speaking.
• Practice problem-solving skills resolving both communication
and compositional issues.
• Define an understanding of audience/client needs prior
to production.
• Effectively apply verbal and written criticism to relevant
communication aesthetics.
• Pursue an understanding of worldviews and religious issues in
relation to the graphic design.
• Understand the commercial design world.
• Engage in public and private professional presentations.
The art program is designed to develop students who will:
• Demonstrate competencies with traditional materials, tools, and
techniques.
• Develop competencies in new media and nontraditional artistic
processes.
• Display an understanding of aesthetic engagement, artistic
perception, and critical judgment through writing and speaking.
• Engage in conceptual theory and historical awareness applied
to art making.
• Effectively apply verbal and written criticism.
• Pursue an understanding of worldviews and religious issues in
relations to the visual arts.
• Understand the commercial and not-for-profit art worlds.
• Participate in public and private professional presentations.
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Career Opportunities
The teaching/art education concentration offers a state-approved,
single-subject matter program, providing courses required to enter
a California teaching credential program in graduate school.
The studio art concentration is a liberal arts degree. Students who
plan to go on to graduate school should take additional courses
in a focused field of study from the emphases listed above (i.e.,
photography, painting, etc.) Of these courses, 12 upper-division
units are generally needed to apply to an M.A. program, and 18
upper-division units are generally needed to apply to an MFA program.
Select one of the following:
ART
210
Printmaking: Relief**
ART
211
Printmaking: Serigraph**
3
3
Select three art history classes:
ART
354
Ancient Art History*
ART
356
History of Modern Art*/***
ART
357
Contemporary Art Trends*
ART
358
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
ART
359
Women in Art
ART
361
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
ART
362
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
HUM
223
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
HUM
323
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3, 4
3, 4
The graphic design major prepares students in the fundamentals
of art and graphic design. Graduates can expect to pursue
opportunities in entry-level design positions at corporate, in-house
design offices, as production artists for design firms, and with
additional training, opportunities in illustration, animation, or motion
graphics. The degree also prepares students for graduate work.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the
High Sierra Campus Semester.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Upper-division Emphasis
Art and design students are strongly encouraged to expand their
educational experience by studying off campus for a semester.
Opportunities may include a semester in Italy with Gordon College’s
Italian Renaissance Art Program, a semester at Bass Lake with
APU’s High Sierra Semester, or a semester in England with the
Azusa Oxford Semester. Students are advised to plan ahead with
their academic advisors for these semester-away programs.
Select upper-division art classes in a specific emphasis (ceramics,
craft, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture,
or a combination of these—interdisciplinary) to complete the
60 required units. ART 495 (Special Topics in Art) may be taken
as part of the upper-division emphasis.
Department Policies
Freshman
The following policies apply to all art, BFA, and graphic design major
students:
• Students must successfully complete a portfolio Review of
Artistic Competencies (RAC) before progressing to upper-division
classes. The review dates will be mailed to every art major and
are available in the Department of Art and Design.
• Art and BFA majors must install an art exhibition and create a
final portfolio at the conclusion of their coursework to prove
proficiency in their selected art concentration.
• Graphic design majors will create a presentation portfolio that
is reviewed by professional designers or a studio. They may
also elect to exhibit as well.
• All students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average
in major courses to graduate.
• All students who plan to hold a senior art show must take
ART 431 Gallery Design by the semester before their exhibition.
Art Major
60 units
60 units
Core Courses
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
120
130
135
145
146
170
205
250
325
431
450
499
48 units
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Two-dimensional Design
Three-dimensional Design
Drawing I
Painting I
Sculpture I
Ceramics I**
Photography I
New Genre Art Forms
Gallery Design
Portfolio
Thesis/Project
Select one of the following:
ART
311
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
ART
403
Multicultural Art*
100
60 Units
Approved Subject-matter Program
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
130
145
120
146
135
Two-dimensional Design
Drawing I
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Painting I
Three-dimensional Design
3
3
3
3
3
Fundamental Art Experiences*
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
New Genre Art Forms
(see below for details)
3
3
3
3
Sophomore
ART
310
ART
311
ART
325
Art History Class
RAC Review
Select one of the following:
ART
210
Printmaking: Relief (spring only)**
ART
211
Printmaking Serigraph (fall only)**
3
3
Junior
ART
403
ART
312
ART
320
Art History Class
Breadth Class
Multicultural Art*
Secondary Art
Digital Imaging
(see below for details)
(see below for details)
3
3
3
3
3
Gallery Design
Portfolio
Thesis/Project
(see below for details)
(see below for details)
(see below for details)
3
2
1
3
3
3
Senior
Students should decide on an area of concentration by their
sophomore year and notify their advisor.
Studio Art Concentration
Teaching/Art Education Concentration
12 units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
1
3
3
ART
431
ART
450
ART
499
Art History Class
Breadth Class
Breadth Class
The teaching concentration requires 9 units of art history
classes and 9 units of breadth from a single emphasis. The
following lists the course options:
Art History Courses
Select 9 units from:
ART
354
Ancient Art History*
ART
356
History of Modern Art*/***
ART
357
Contemporary Art Trends*
ART
358
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
ART
359
Women in Art
3
3
3
3
3
ART
ART
HUM
HUM
361
362
223
323
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3
3
3, 4
3, 4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the
High Sierra Semester.
Select 9 units from a single emphasis below:
Ceramics
205
206
305
306
406
495
Ceramics I**
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Ceramics IV
Ceramics Studio Processes
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
1–3
3
Drawing and Painting
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
330
340
350
440
445
495
Figure Drawing and Painting
Drawing and Painting II
Illustration
Drawing and Painting III
Drawing and Painting Processes
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
1–3
3
Photography
ART
ART
ART
ART
250
260
360
495
Photography I
Photography II
Photography III
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
170
205
270
495
Sculpture I
Ceramics I**
Sculpture II
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
Sculpture
ART
ART
ART
ART
Graphic Design
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
221
281
383
385
475
495
Production for Print Design
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design II
Graphic Design III
Art Internship
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
1–4
3
ART
ART
345
411
ART
ART
413
495
Mixed Media
Sculptural Objects and Functional
Art Processes (repeated)
Multicultural Art Processes
Special Topics in Art
Crafts
Visual Art Major (BFA)
3
3, 3
3
3
74 units
Students must apply for the BFA in Visual Art program. This occurs
after the student has completed 18 units of core classes (or
equivalent portfolio content). The application form with specific
portfolio expectations may be obtained in the Department of
Art and Design. The applications are due in late September
for the spring semester and in early March for the fall semester.
Check in at the Department of Art and Design for deadlines and
any questions regarding the BFA program: [email protected] or
(626) 387-5726.
Core Courses
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
120
130
135
145
146
170
205
250
311
325
431
Photography I
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
New Genre Art Forms
Gallery Design
Select one of the following:
ART
210
Printmaking: Relief**
ART
211
Printmaking: Serigraph**
Art History Courses
Breadth Courses
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
36 units
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Two-dimensional Design
Three-dimensional Design
Drawing I
Painting I
Sculpture I
Ceramics I**
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Select four
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
HUM
HUM
3
3
3
3
3
3
12 units
courses (a total of 12 units) of the following:
354
Ancient Art History*
356
History of Modern Art*/***
357
Contemporary Art Trends*
358
History of Graphic Design and Illustration^^
359
Women in Art
361
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
362
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
223
Humanities Seminar: Aesthetics*/^
3,
323
Humanities Seminar: Aesthetics*/^
3,
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the
High Sierra Semester.
^^Required for graphic design concentration
Concentration (choose one)
15 units
For all process classes (ART 406, 413, 445, 465, 471),
a maximum of 3 units may be taken at any one time.
Ceramics Concentration
ART
206
Ceramics II
ART
305
Ceramics III
ART
306
Ceramics IV
ART
406
Ceramics Processes
Crafts Concentration
ART
403
Multicultural Art*
ART
411
Sculptural Objects and
Functional Art Processes
ART
413
Multicultural Processes
Drawing and Painting Concentration
Select 15 units from the following:
ART
315
Printmaking II
ART
330
Figure Drawing and Painting
ART
340
Drawing and Painting II
ART
350
Illustration
ART
365
Printmaking III
ART
440
Drawing and Painting III
ART
445
Drawing and Painting Processes
Graphic Design Concentration
ART
221
Production for Print Design
ART
281
Graphic Design I
ART
382
Webpage Design I
Select two of the following:
ART
383
Graphic Design II
ART
384
Webpage Design II
ART
385
Graphic Design III
ART
386
Multimedia I
ART
481
Graphic Design IV
Photography Concentration
ART
260
Photography II
ART
360
Photography III
ART
460
Photography IV
ART
465
Photography Processes
3
3
3
6
3
6
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
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Sculpture
ART
ART
ART
ART
Concentration
270
Sculpture II
370
Sculpture III
470
Sculpture IV
471
Sculptural Processes
(6 units required)
Additional Courses Required for BFA
3
3
3
1–3
5 units
Select 5 units from this list, or up to 5 more units from another
concentration outside of the one chosen above.
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
430
475
495
497
498
Applied Design
Art Internship
Special Topics
Readings
Directed Research
Capstone Courses
ART
ART
ART
450
496
499
1–4
1–4
3
1–4
1–4
6 units
Portfolio
Senior Seminar: Art Ethics*
Thesis/Project
2
3
1
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
General Studies Program Requirements
and Recommendations
Several BFA courses also fulfill General Studies requirements.
Additionally, the BFA has specific recommendations for other
General Studies requirements. The total number of General
Studies units not covered by BFA classes is 52.
Skills and University Requirements
COMM 111
Public Communication
ENGL
110
Freshman Writing Seminar (required first year)
Foreign Language^
LDRS
100
Beginnings (required first semester)
PE
240
Health Education
PE
XXX
Fitness for Life^ or Varsity Sport^
Upper-division Writing Intensive Course: ART 356^^
3
3
8
1
2
1
3
Select one of the following:
MATH
110
College Algebra
MATH
115
Analytical Inquiry
MATH
120
Contemporary Mathematics
3
Integrative Core Requirements
Aesthetics and the Creative Arts: ART 354^^
Heritage and Institutions—Philosophy component
Recommended PHIL 220
Heritage and Institutions—History/Political Science component
Choose from HIST 152 or POLI 160
Identity and Relationships
Recommended either PSYC 110 or SOC 120
Language and Literature
Recommended ENGL 112
Nature^ (lab required)
3
3
3
3
3
4
God’s Word and the Christian Response
MIN
108
Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry
UBBL
100
Exodus/Deuteronomy
UBBL
230
Luke/Acts
Additional Bible Course^
Doctrine Course^
Senior Seminar: ART 496^^
102
3
3
3
3
3
3
Lower-division General Studies
Elective Courses^^
6 units
The BFA requires ART 205, and a choice of ART 210 or ART 211.
Upper-division General Studies
Elective Courses^^
6 units
ART 357, ART 361, and ART 362 are BFA courses which also fulfill
the upper-division General Studies elective course requirement. All
of these courses are required for the BFA degree.
^Select from the approved General Studies options.
^^These General Studies Requirements are met within the BFA.
Graphic Design Major
Core Courses
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
120
130
135
145
221
250
281
356
358
383
385
382
450
475
481
53–56 units
43–46 units
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Two-dimensional Design
Three-dimensional Design
Drawing I
Production for Print Design
Photography I
Graphic Design I
History of Modern Art*/***
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
Graphic Design II
Graphic Design III
Webpage Design I
Portfolio
Art Internship
Graphic Design IV
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1–4
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Breadth Courses
Select 10 units from
ART
114
ART
146
ART
210
ART
211
ART
260
ART
320
ART
330
ART
325
ART
340
ART
350
ART
354
ART
357
ART
359
ART
360
ART
361
ART
362
ART
384
ART
386
ART
390
ART
403
ART
415
ART
430
ART
446
ART
460
ART
465
ART
495
BUSI
360
COMM 200
CS
225
CS
363
the following:
10 units
Student Publications—Yearbook
1
Painting I
3
Printmaking: Relief**
3
Printmaking: Serigraph**
3
Photography II
3
Digital Imaging
3
Figure Drawing and Painting
3
New Genre Art Forms
3
Drawing and Painting II
3
Illustration
3
Ancient Art History*
3
Contemporary Art Trends*
3
Women in Art
3
Photography III
3
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
3
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
3
Webpage Design II
3
Multimedia I
3
Three-Dimensional Animation I
3
Multicultural Art*
3
Student Publications—Yearbook
1
Applied Design
1–4
Graphic Design Processes
1–3
Photography IV
3
Photographic Processes
1–3
Special Topics
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Introduction to Mass Communication
3
Fundamentals of Computer Science
4
Web Programming
3
HUM
HUM
MKTG
MKTG
223
323
361
362
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
Marketing Communications
Consumer Behavior**
3, 4
3, 4
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the
High Sierra Semester.
Graphic Design Minor
18 units
Core Courses
9 units
ART
120
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
ART
221
Production for Print Design
3
ART
281
Graphic Design I
3
9 units
Select three of the following:
ART
250
Photography I
3
ART
357
Contemporary Art Trends*
3
ART
358
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
3
ART
382
Webpage Design I
3
ART
383
Graphic Design II
3
ART
384
Webpage Design II
3
ART
385
Graphic Design III
3
ART
386
Multimedia I
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
Art Minor
24 units
Core Courses
15 units
ART
ART
ART
130
145
146
Two-dimensional Design
Drawing I
Painting I
3
3
3
Select one
ART
ART
ART
of the following:
205
Ceramics I**
311
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
403
Multicultural Art*
Select one
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
HUM
HUM
of the following:
354
Ancient Art History*
356
History of Modern Art*/***
357
Contemporary Art Trends*
358
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
359
Women in Art
361
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
362
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
223
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
323
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
Art Electives
Core Courses
130
135
145
354
356
357
358
359
361
362
223
323
27–29 units
9 units
Two-dimensional Design
Three-dimensional Design
Drawing I
Select two of the following:
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
HUM
HUM
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3, 4
3, 4
9 units
Art Minor
(with Concentrations)
ART
ART
ART
3
3
3
3
3
3
6–8 units
Ancient Art History*
History of Modern Art*/***
Contemporary Art Trends*
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
Women in Art
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3, 4
3, 4
Select one of the following concentrations:
12 units
Ceramics
Select 12 units from the following:
ART
205
Ceramics I**
ART
206
Ceramics II
ART
305
Ceramics III
306
Ceramics IV
ART
ART
495
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
3
Crafts
Select 12 units from the following:
ART
311
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
ART
345
Mixed Media
ART
403
Multicultural Art*
ART
411
Sculptural Objects and
Functional Art Processes
ART
413
Multicultural Processes
ART
495
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
3
3
Drawing and Painting
Select 12 units from the following:
ART
146
Painting I
ART
330
Figure Drawing and Painting
ART
340
Drawing and Painting II
ART
440
Drawing and Painting III
ART
495
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
3
Photography
Select 12 units from the following:
ART
250
Photography I
ART
260
Photography II
ART
360
Photography III
ART
460
Photography IV
ART
495
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
3
Printmaking
Select 12 units from the following:
ART
210
Printmaking: Relief**
ART
211
Printmaking: Serigraph**
ART
315
Printmaking II
ART
365
Printmaking III
ART
495
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
3
Sculpture
Select 12 units from the following:
ART
170
Sculpture I
ART
270
Sculpture II
ART
370
Sculpture III
ART
470
Sculpture IV
ART
495
Special Topics in Art
3
3
3
3
3
Interdisciplinary
The Interdisciplinary Concentration is composed of 12 units selected
from the courses listed above.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the
High Sierra Semester.
Art History Minor
18 units
The art history minor prepares students to develop a broad
understanding of the meaning and purposes of visual communication,
while promoting critical engagement and attaining knowledge of
historically significant ideas and objects. The study of history,
philosophy, and criticism related to art prepares individuals to
embark upon careers in art, business, medicine, theology, education,
design, and social sciences, in addition to graduate education.
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The art history minor requires that students complete 18 units from
the current list of art history classes:
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
ART
HUM
HUM
354
356
357
358
359
361
362
475
495
497
498
223
323
Ancient Art History*
History of Modern Art*/***
Contemporary Art Trends*
History of Graphic Design and Illustration
Women in Art
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
Art Internship
Special Topics in Art
Readings
Directed Research
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics*/^
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1–4
3
1–4
1–4
3–4
3–4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^HUM 223 and HUM 323 are offered for 3 units on the Azusa campus, and 4 units at the
High Sierra Semester.
Course Descriptions
ART 114 Student Publications – Yearbook (1)
This workshop allows students to develop skills that contribute to
production of the yearbook.
ART 120 Introduction to Computer Graphics (3)
This course introduces the computer as a medium used for graphic
design and art. Design principles are explored in creating and
organizing visual communication and other media. Students are
introduced to graphics software programs such as QuarkXPress,
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Macromedia
Dreamweaver. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 130 Two-dimensional Design (3)
This studio course provides a variety of two-dimensional problemsolving experiences in composition. Students are required to apply
Elements of Art and Principles of Design to original artworks, using
materials and techniques related to their artistic goals. Oral and written
art criticism are employed. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 135 Three-dimensional Design (3)
Basic spatial compositions are created to investigate concepts of form,
light, texture, and motion, using a variety of materials such as
cardboard, plaster, wood, plastic, and metal. Problems involving
sculptural and environmental design concepts are studied. Meets six
hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 145 Drawing I (3)
This drawing class introduces students to various means of visual
expression, and is modeled after classical Western art making with a
concentration on rendering and aesthetics. There is a focus on issues
of creative process and experimentation in abstract composition.
Students are required to furnish art materials and tools. Meets six
hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 146 Painting I (3)
Basic concepts and techniques of painting with acrylic and watercolor
are taught in this class. Students consider various historical styles and
formats to develop skills and appreciation of the media. Students are
required to furnish art materials and tools. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies.
ART 150 Introduction to Art (3)
This combination lecture/studio course introduces students to fine art
history and processes. Students develop a deeper understanding of
the history, forms, and styles of architecture, painting, printmaking,
and sculpture. The studio experiences expand students’ personal
awareness of art and themselves. Special fee applies. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts.
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ART 170 Sculpture I (3)
A beginning-level studio course in sculpture, this class is hands-on,
utilizing wood, plaster, and clay. Historical and formal aspects are an
integral part of the course. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 205 Ceramics I (3)
Students are introduced to clay, glazes, firing, and studio procedures
through the production of hand-built and wheel-formed projects. There
is an emphasis on basic functional forms and their historical precedents.
Students purchase ceramics tools. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee
applies. Meets the General Studies elective requirement.
ART 206 Ceramics II (3)
Students undertake intermediate projects in ceramics designed to
increase basic skills and confidence on the potter’s wheel. Meets six
hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 205
ART 210 Printmaking: Relief (3)
This studio course provides an introduction to the fine art of printmaking
with an emphasis on relief techniques. Attention is given to the origins
and development of printmaking in many cultures. Meets six hours
weekly. Special fee applies. Meets the General Studies elective
requirement.
ART 211 Printmaking: Serigraph (3)
This studio course provides an introduction to the fine art of printmaking
with an emphasis on serigraph (silk-screen) techniques. Attention is
given to the origins and development of serigraph in the 20th century.
Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Meets the General
Studies elective requirement.
ART 221 Production for Print Design (3)
The commercial printing process requires exacting pre-press production
skills and knowledge. This studio course provides graphic design
students the opportunity to learn those skills and production techniques.
Projects provide students real-life experiences that challenge creativity but
also solve the technological needs of production. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisite or corequisite: ART 281
ART 250 Photography I (3)
This studio course is an introduction to the fine art of photography with
an emphasis on developing significant personal imagery. The course
includes a brief history of photography, techniques of composing
images, and exposing film. Students study basic black and white
techniques and some alternative photography. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies.
ART 260 Photography II (3)
This intermediate-level studio course is the further study in the fine art
of photography with a continued emphasis on developing significant
personal imagery. The course includes a study of current fine art
photography, and creative and technical aspects of black and white
photography as well as alternative processes. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 250
ART 270 Sculpture II (3)
This intermediate-level course emphasizes aesthetics and appropriate
technologies for executing ideas. Students are involved with formulating
a conceptual and technical basis for ongoing work. Meets six hours
weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 170
ART 281 Graphic Design I (3)
This studio course introduces students to the building blocks of design:
typography and the principles of design. It includes a rigorous introduction
to the fundamentals of designing with type with an emphasis on letters,
text, and grid. Students develop a basic visual vocabulary by focusing on
the formal aspects of design such as point, line, texture, color, and
organizing principles such as scale, contrast, rhythm, and balance.
Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 120
ART 305 Ceramics III (3)
Students create advanced projects in ceramics. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 206
ART 306 Ceramics IV (3)
Students create advanced projects in ceramics. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 305
ART 310 Fundamental Art Experiences (3)
This introductory art course aids teachers at both the elementary and
middle school levels through the use of art production, integration with
other subjects, art development in children, and service-learning
experiences on site. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
Meets the General Studies core requirement in Aesthetics and the
Creative Arts.
ART 354 Ancient Art History (3)
This lecture class surveys art forms, including painting, sculpture, and
architecture created during the period ranging from prehistory to the
beginnings of the Christian era. Students are introduced to the art of
the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. Meets
the General Studies core requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative
Arts.
ART 311 Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (3)
This studio course introduces students to European craft techniques
including stained glass, papermaking, bookmaking, quilting, and furniture
decorating. Integration of function and aesthetics in contemporary design
is emphasized. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 356 History of Modern Art (3)
This course covers the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, and
other art forms from the late 1700s to the late 1900s. Students are
introduced to the various styles and movements that determine the
development of modern art. The aim of the course is to lead the
student to an understanding of how modern art has developed into
its current state as influenced by its sociocultural, religious, and
political contexts. Learning to write in-depth analyses of art is an
integral part of this course. Meets the General Studies core
requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts. Also meets the
Upper-division Writing Intensive course requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL
110 Freshman Writing Seminar or instructor’s approval
ART 312 Secondary Art: Methods, Materials, and Curriculum (3)
Students study secondary curriculum and practices to learn effective
and positive ways of providing a quality art program. Such issues as
current trends, practices, aesthetic valuing, and classroom management
are explored. Field trips are required. Meets six hours weekly. Special
fee applies. Prerequisite: Review of Artistic Competencies (RAC)
portfolio review
ART 315 Printmaking II (3)
This intermediate-level studio course provides further study in the fine
art of printmaking with an emphasis on intaglio techniques. The course
includes the study of traditional as well as alternative processes. Meets
six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 210 or ART 211,
or instructor’s permission.
ART 320 Digital Imaging (3)
This is an intermediate-level computer art class with projects in fine art,
illustration, and graphics. QuarkXPress (or Adobe InDesign), Adobe
Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop are emphasized. Meets six hours
weekly. Prerequisite: ART 120 and ART 130, or instructor’s permission
ART 325 New Genre Art Forms (3)
This studio course explores art techniques of the contemporary age
emphasizing three major art forms: performance, video, and installation.
Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 330 Figure Drawing and Painting (3)
This studio course focuses on rendering the human figure from live
models in drawing and painting media. Students explore ways of seeing
the human figure as a unique personality. Various creative processes are
explored with the intent of broadening expressive rendering vocabulary.
Students are required to furnish art materials and tools. Meets six hours
weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 145, and
ART 146, or professor’s permission
ART 340 Drawing and Painting II (3)
Students investigate a personal approach to drawing and painting in
various media using a variety of techniques. Emphasis is on independent
exploration to prepare students for careers in studio art. Meets six
hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 145, ART 146,
and Review of Artistic Competencies (RAC) portfolio review or
instructor’s permission.
ART 345 Mixed Media (3)
This advanced-level studio course investigates the physical and
aesthetic possibilities and limitations of contemporary mixed media
materials. Projects encourage an inventive and experimental approach
to a wide range of materials and techniques, followed by specialization
in one or more specific mixed-media techniques. May be repeated for 6
units total. Meets six hours weekly.
ART 350 Illustration (3)
This course explores wet and dry media techniques and high-end
rendering in the multiple uses of illustration. The class duplicates
client/artist interactions to prepare students for the environment in
the commercial arts field. Students are required to furnish art
materials and tools. Meets six hours weekly. Prerequisites: ART 145
and Review of Artistic Competencies (RAC) portfolio review
ART 357 Contemporary Art Trends (3)
This is a lecture and activity class that includes the study of contemporary
art as it exists in society today. It also explores the history of art created
from 1945 to the present. This class explores the transition in art from
Modernism to Postmodernism and beyond. Field trips to local galleries
and museums allow students to experience current contemporary art in
Southern California. Meets the General Studies core requirement
in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts.
ART 358 History of Graphic Design and Illustration (3)
Students study the evolution of printed words and symbols across time
and through various cultures. From the printing press to the computer,
art and design reflect and influence society. This lecture course
examines the development of visual communication chronologically.
ART 359 Women in Art (3)
This lecture and activity course addresses women’s contributions in visual
art from the Middle Ages through the present. Representations of women
from ancient art through the present are analyzed. Collaborative installation
projects modeled after contemporary female artists are undertaken to
further understand the processes utilized by female artists.
ART 360 Photography III (3)
This advanced-level studio course provides further study in the fine art
of photography with a continued emphasis on developing significant
personal imagery. The course includes study of current fine art
photography, and creative and technical aspects of black and white
photography as well as alternative processes. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisites: ART 260 and Review of Artistic
Competencies (RAC) portfolio review, or instructor’s permission
ART 361 Early Christian and Medieval Art (3)
This lecture/seminar class introduces students to developments in art
from around the world in the period ranging from early Christian art to
the Age of Cathedrals (1st to 14th centuries). The course discusses the
connection between artistic expression and the changing sociocultural,
religious, and political systems of the Christian World and the cultures
that come into contact with it. Meets the General Studies core requirement
in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts.
ART 362 Renaissance to Rococo Art (3)
This lecture/seminar class introduces students to developments in art
from around the world in the period ranging from the Early Renaissance
through the Mannerist, Baroque, and Rococo (15th to 18th centuries).
The course discusses the connection between art expression and the
changing sociocultural, religious, and political systems of the expanding
world of the Renaissance to the Revolution age. Meets the General
Studies core requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts.
ART 365 Printmaking III (3)
This advanced-level studio course provides further study in the fine art
of printmaking with an emphasis on alternative techniques. The course
includes the study of monotype and collagraph processes. Meets six
hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisites: ART 210 or ART 211,
and ART 315
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ART 370 Sculpture III (3)
This is a three-dimensional studio course utilizing wood, plaster, metals,
and clay. Historical aspects are an integral part of the course. Meets six
hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 270
ART 382 Webpage Design I (3)
This course provides an introduction to Internet basics. Students design
graphics and prepare images and media for effective use on websites,
learning basic skills required for planning and preparation of artwork
using software currently in use by design professionals. HTML is
introduced. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
Prerequisite: ART 383 or instructor’s permission
ART 383 Graphic Design II (3)
This studio course explores and develops concepts used in solving
graphic design and visual communication opportunities. Projects
address the elements and principles of design. Students use original
photography and illustration and appropriate uses of typography for
project solutions, creatively integrating both traditional media and
digital production techniques. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee
applies. Prerequisite: ART 281 or instructor’s permission
ART 384 Webpage Design II (3)
This course explores the use of animation, sound, and video in
website development. Students examine Flash and Fireworks as primary
applications. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite:
ART 382 or instructor’s permission
ART 385 Graphic Design III (3)
This studio course for advanced graphic design students furthers the
development of ideation skills introduced in Graphic Design I with
continued emphasis on conceptual thinking and visualization skills. This
class provides essential tools of good basic design thinking and the solid
building blocks of the design process that are encountered in a professional
setting. Class meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite:
ART 383 or instructor’s permission
ART 386 Multimedia I (3)
This course provides an introduction to motion graphics and prepares
students to integrate media assets such as video, animated images,
graphics, photography, and sound. Authoring tools (software) are used
to develop interactive presentations for CD/DVD and Internet distribution.
Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: instructor’s
permission
ART 390 Three-dimensional Animation I (3)
This studio course provides students with fundamental techniques for
animation, a time-based medium. It gives a hands-on approach to the
art of modeling, motion, and story development using a variety of
professional resources. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
Prerequisite: ART 385
ART 403 Multicultural Art (3)
This course introduces students to non-European craft techniques and
traditions, and emphasizes building community through group projects,
feasts, and celebrations. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
Meets the General Studies core requirements in Aesthetics and the
Creative Arts.
ART 406 Ceramic Studio Processes (1–3)
This course for the advanced student potter tailors experiences to
meet the individual student’s goal as a professional studio potter or
ceramics instructor. It may be repeated for 6 units total. Special
fee applies. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission
ART 411 Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Processes (3)
This advanced-level studio course tailors experiences to meet the
individual student’s goals as a professional craftsperson. One or two
specific European craft techniques chosen by the student create the
structure for the semester’s work. Integration of craft techniques into
personal forms of visual communication is emphasized. The course
may be repeated for 6 units total. Meets six hours weekly. Special
fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 311
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ART 413 Multicultural Art Processes (3)
This advanced-level studio course tailors experiences to meet the
individual student’s goals as a professional craftsperson. One or two
specific non-European craft techniques chosen by the student create
the structure for the semester’s work. Integration of craft techniques into
personal forms of visual communication is emphasized. Meets six hours
weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: ART 403
ART 415 Student Publications – Yearbook (1)
This workshop encourages students to participate in leadership
activities and develop advanced skills necessary for production and
design of the yearbook. Prerequisite: ART 114
ART 430 Applied Design (1–4)
This is an individualized advanced course for art students to conduct
in-depth research and art production. It may be repeated for 6 units
total. Prerequisites: advanced study in the area of specialization and
department chair’s permission
ART 431 Gallery Design (3)
This upper-division studio course is an in-depth study of professional
gallery design and preparation for the senior exhibit. It should be taken
as a junior or first-semester senior. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee
applies.
ART 440 Drawing and Painting III (3)
This course provides the student with additional advanced projects
within the context of a major theme. A personal style is encouraged.
The student is directed to develop his/her own structure for semester
work. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies. Prerequisites:
ART 340 and Review of Artistic Competencies (RAC) portfolio review,
or instructor’s permission
ART 445 Drawing and Painting Processes (1–3)
This studio course for the advanced general studio art major tailors
experiences to meet the individual student’s goal as a professional
artist. It may be repeated for 6 units total. Special fee applies.
Prerequisites: instructor’s permission and Review of Artistic
Competencies (RAC) portfolio review
ART 446 Graphic Design Processes (1–3)
This course for the advanced graphic design major tailors experiences
to meet the individual student’s goal as a graphic designer, and may be
repeated for 6 units total. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: instructor’s
permission
ART 450 Portfolio (2–3)
This is a required laboratory class for all senior art majors and should
be taken in the final semester of study. Instruction includes portfolio
preparation, artist statements, gallery and client relations, graduate
school options, business networking, and the role of the Christian artist
in today’s culture. Meets six hours weekly. ART 450 is required for
2 units for art majors and 3 units for graphic design majors.
Prerequisite: Review of Artistic Competencies (RAC) portfolio review
ART 460 Photography IV (3)
This advanced-level studio course offers further study in the fine art
of photography with a continued emphasis on developing significant
personal imagery. The course includes study of current fine art
photography, and creative and technical aspects of black and white
photography as well as alternative processes. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisites: ART 360 and Review of Artistic
Competencies (RAC) portfolio review, or instructor’s permission
ART 465 Photographic Processes (1–3)
This studio course for the advanced general studio art major with an
emphasis in photography tailors experiences to meet the individual
student’s goal as a professional photographer. It may be repeated for 6
units total. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 470 Sculpture IV (3)
This senior-level studio course concentrates on independent creativity,
individual development, mastery of materials and processes, and the
production of professional quality sculpture. Meets six hours weekly.
Special fee applies. Prerequisites: ART 370 and Review of Artistic
Competencies (RAC) portfolio review
ART 471 Sculptural Processes (1–3)
This studio course for the advanced general studio art major with
an emphasis in sculpture tailors experiences to meet the individual
student’s goals as a professional sculptor. It may be repeated for 6 units
total. Meets six hours weekly. Special fee applies.
ART 475 Art Internship (1–4)
Graphic design and art majors participate in either volunteer or paid
internship positions that are directly linked to their area of concentration,
gaining on-site and professional experience. Prerequisite: student must be
a major (or minor) in visual arts (BFA), art, or graphic design
ART 481 Graphic Design IV (3)
This course addresses communication strategies including the effective
use of metaphor, iconography, and cliché. The nature of symbols and
cultural issues are applied to assignments where the dynamic role of image,
photography, or illustration is stressed. The development of philosophical
and professional attitudes related to the role of the designer as interpreter
of society dealing with ethical issues is emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 385
or instructor’s permission
ART 495 Special Topics in Art (3)
This advanced level studio/research or lecture course allows for occasional
offerings of diverse topics in art not covered by regular department
courses. Special interests of faculty and students may be targeted under
this category. Selection varies depending on student interest and faculty
availability. It may be repeated for 6 units total as the topic varies.
ART 496 Senior Seminar: Art Ethics (3)
This course examines ethical issues in the contemporary art world
from a Christian perspective. Included is the examination of ethical
dilemmas faced by artists in today’s Postmodern culture. Meets
the General Studies Senior Seminar requirement.
ART 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
A senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research experience,
involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated level
of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication is offered. The
1-unit expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work
with accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result in a
formal thesis, published article, electronic media, or artistic creation of a
material form. No more than 1 unit may be used to fulfill preparatory
readings requirement. An independent study fee is assessed for each
enrollment in this class. Prerequisites: Upper-division Writing Intensive
requirement completed or instructor’s permission, and junior or senior
standing
Humanities
HUM 223/323 Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics (3, 4)
This course offers a study of the creative process and selected
aesthetic masterpieces in a variety of cultures and genres from a
specified historical era, taught by a faculty tutor in an integrative,
interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa campus, this is a 3-unit
course. At the High Sierra Semester, it is worth 4 units and is to be
taken with one or more other Humanities Seminar(s). HUM 223 and
HUM 323 may not be taken concurrently, and additional work is required in
HUM 323. This course may be repeated once for credit as the topic varies.
Meets the General Studies core requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative
Arts.
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
ART 497 Readings (1–4)
Consists of a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a student
of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An independent
study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
ART 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and techniques,
and gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than
one unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Department of Biology
and Chemistry
Faculty
Chair and Professor: Bruce Spalding, Ph.D.
Professors: Scott Kinnes, Ph.D.; Jon Milhon, Ph.D.;
Cahleen Shrier, Ph.D.; James White, Ph.D.; Jürgen Ziesmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Matthew Berezuk, Ph.D.;
Sheng-Lin Kevin Huang, Ph.D.; Joshua Morris, Ph.D.;
Sarah Richart, Ph.D.; Kathleen Tallman, Ph.D.;
Willetta Toole Simms, Ph.D.; Thomas Walters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Skyla Herod, Ph.D.; Abby Hodges, Ph.D.;
Melissa LaBonte Wilson, Ph.D.; Carrie Miller, Ph.D.;
Ronald Norris, M.D.
Lecturers (part time): Wayne Bowden, M.D.; Michele Cazares, DPT;
Melissa Cole, DPT; John Dobrenen, M.S.; Sarah Fiala, B.S.;
Siaumin Fung, Ph.D.; Amy Garrison, B.S.; Louise Huang, Ph.D.;
Emmanuel Ilupeju, MSc, M.Div., D.Min.; James Ivey, M.D.;
Steven Johnson, M.A., JD; Kris Kontis, Ph.D.; Kathy Kurtz, M.S.;
Louie Labial, DPT; Dorothy Marshall, MBA; Tammy Milhon, B.S.;
Rhonda Ramage, M.S.; Matt Sanders, M.S.; Ryan Somers, DPT;
Lisa Sommers, M.A.; Michael Smith, M.A.; Shawn Thompson, Ph.D.;
Peter Wilson, Ph.D.
Department Overview
Students can earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health,
Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
Students planning a career in teaching science at the secondary level
should prepare for the CSET examination. Students should major in
biology, chemistry, or physics to obtain subject-matter proficiency in
one of these areas for the specialization test. In addition, to prepare
for the breadth part of the test, students should take BIOL 151/152,
CHEM 151/152, and PHYC 130, 140, and either PHYC 151/152 or
161/162.
Biology and Chemistry Fellowships
Each year the Department of Biology and Chemistry offers a limited
number of fellowships to selected undergraduates to participate in
the Student-to-Scholar (S2S) Program involving laboratory research
with a faculty mentor.
Requirements for Applied Health, Biochemistry,
Biology, and Chemistry majors
While the Department of Biology and Chemistry does not cap
enrollment in the four programs, students are expected to
demonstrate certain levels of achievement (detailed here) to enter
and remain in these majors.
Freshman Applicants
To qualify for a major in applied health, biology, biochemistry, or
chemistry, freshman applicants must submit documentation of
all three of the following (or their equivalents) to the Office of
Undergraduate Admissions before the start of classes:
Math:
Minimum 540 math SAT, 23 math ACT, or AP calculus
score of 3 or above
English:
Minimum 480 verbal SAT, 19 ACT English and 20 ACT
Reading, or AP English score of 3 or above
Laboratory Manager: Nicole Mulcahy, B.A.
Laboratory Technicians: Mary DerMovsesian, B.S.;
Ashley Schneider, B.S.; Paul Spielman, B.S.; Yun-Lan Chan Wong, M.S.
Mission
The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Azusa Pacific
University provides an environment where undergraduate students
can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith
into their lives as scientists. The department provides science
courses that are consistent with the majors offered, that meet the
goals of the General Studies program, and that serve as support
courses for students in other majors. The department also provides
opportunities for students to prepare for graduate or professional
studies and for success in their chosen careers.
Department Statement
The Department of Biology and Chemistry serves God through the
integration of a Christian perspective into the disciplines of biology
and chemistry, and the preparation of Christian men and women to
serve in leadership or support roles in these sciences.
Goals
Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree from the Department of
Biology and Chemistry, graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a traditional knowledge base of the major subject
and associated science cognate areas.
2. Relate theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory
applications, and instrumentation procedures to this field of study.
3. Integrate a Christian worldview within the science disciplines.
4. Matriculate into graduate programs appropriate to the
specific discipline.
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HS Prep: Grades of B or higher in one year each of high school
biology AND chemistry
Freshman applicants who do not qualify for direct admission to
applied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry may be admitted
to Bio/Chem Interest upon submission of documentation of both of
the following (or their equivalents) to the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions before the start of classes:
Math:
Minimum 500 math SAT or math ACT of 21 AND
English:
Minimum 480 verbal SAT, 19 ACT English and 20 ACT
Reading, or AP English score of 3 or above
NOTE: There is a two-semester limit for remaining in Bio/Chem
Interest. After two semesters, students must declare a major (see
section for Matriculated APU Students below) or select a major
outside the Department of Biology and Chemistry.
Transfer Applicants
To qualify for a major in applied health, biology, biochemistry, or
chemistry, transfer applicants must submit evidence of all three of
the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the
start of classes:
GPA:
Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0
Math:
B- or higher in College Algebra
Science:
B- or higher in 1 semester each of college-level biology
AND chemistry
— or —
B or higher in 1 year of high school biology
and chemistry (HS transcript must be provided)
BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
Matriculated APU Students
To declare a major in applied health, biology, biochemistry, or
chemistry, current APU students (including current Bio/Chem
Interest) must satisfy all three of the following before their change
of major will be approved:
Math:
B- or higher in MATH 110 College Algebra
English:
B- or higher in ENGL 110 Freshman Writing Seminar
Science:
B- or higher in BIOL 101 Fundamentals of Biology
or CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
Additional Requirements for Applied Health, Biology, Biochemistry
or Chemistry majors
All of the following requirements must be met to continue
as an applied health, biology, biochemistry or chemistry
major. Failure to maintain these requirements will result
in a student being dropped from the major. Re-entry to
the major is by petition only.
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry, math,
and physics courses required for the major must be maintained.
• A minimum grade of C- is required for all classes within the major.
• Any single class within the major can only be taken two times at
APU; students must change their major after two unsuccessful
attempts in a single required course.
• Only two courses total within the major can be repeated (including
repeats of withdrawn courses); students must change their major
after unsuccessful attempts in any three required classes.
Regarding upper-division electives required for each major:
• At least one 3- or 4-unit course must be taken.
• No more than two 1-unit courses may be taken for
elective credit.
• Students may take up to 3 units of research, readings, or
internship for elective credit in the major.
• BIOL 470 Science for the MCAT, BIOL 325 Humans and the
Environment, BIOL 330 Gender Differences, and BIOL 400
Science and Children may not be taken to meet upper-division
elective requirements in the major.
Students may petition for exemptions by submitting the Department of
Biology and Chemistry Student Petition form to the department chair.
General Studies Note
Biochemistry and biology majors are not required to take health
education as part of their General Studies requirements.
Biology Major
73–75 units
Introduction
A well-balanced complement of courses in the field of biology is
offered to provide solid academic training for the student who
wishes to major in this area. The biology faculty stimulates the
created “senses” of curiosity and creativity within each student
and employs basic scientific knowledge in the practical solutions
of problems related to living organisms and in understanding the
wonders of God’s world.
Objectives
Department Policies
The following are policies that apply to all majors and minors offered
by the department:
This program develops students who can:
• Demonstrate a traditional biology knowledge base appropriate
for entry into an accredited graduate program in the field.
• Students must complete all prerequisites for a course with a
C- or better before taking the course.
• Apply the scientific method and appropriate biological
knowledge and theories to issues such as environmental
stewardship, medical ethics, and biotechnology.
• All majors are required to take the BIOL 496 Senior Seminar:
Ethics and the Sciences to meet their General Studies Senior
Seminar course requirement.
• Relate themes of Christian faith to the diverse functioning of
organisms and their relationships to the natural world.
• While courses required of the major may be taken at other
accredited institutions, both lecture and laboratory components
must be taken at the same institution in the same semester.
• Students missing more than three labs in a course receive an
automatic F in the course.
• It is strongly recommended that freshmen in all biology majors
(including biochemistry) take General Chemistry and General
Biology the first year, and that chemistry majors start with
General Chemistry and Calculus the first year. Should the
math competency placement exam require algebra of the
student, then that class should be taken the first year and a
five-year program may be indicated.
• BIOL 151 should be taken by applied health, biochemistry,
or biology majors who receive AP biology credit. Many
medical schools and graduate programs will not accept
AP biology to meet requirements for admission. AP credit for
BIOL 151 will only be given with approval of the chair of the
Department of Biology and Chemistry.
Career Opportunities
Students majoring or minoring in biology may enter biomedical/
pharmaceutical sales, become elementary or secondary school
science teachers, or serve as technicians in conservation,
agriculture, food or health sciences, university research
laboratories, or hospitals. The major also prepares the student
for studies leading to graduate professional degrees in medicine,
dentistry, optometry, veterinary science, pharmacology,
biotechnology, biomedical research, or university teaching
positions. The applied health major is especially pertinent for those
desiring to matriculate into a physical therapy or physician’s
assistant program. For information on the premedical/predental
emphasis, see “Professional Programs” under “Academic
Programs.”
AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies
The AuSable Institute serves evangelical Christian colleges by
offering environmental studies in Southern Michigan’s forests,
wetlands, lakes, and rivers. Azusa Pacific University students may
attend the institute because of APU’s involvement with the Council
for Christian Colleges & Universities and receive credit for courses
taken there with prior approval. Please see the biology faculty
representative for further information.
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Requirements
Chemistry
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
18 units
151*/^/152^
251/252
261/262
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry – Theory
Organic Chemistry – Lab
Mathematics
MATH
4/4
4/4
1/1
6 units
151/152
Applied Calculus I/II
Physics
3/3
8–10 units
Select one of the following:
4/4
PHYC 151*/^/152^ Physics for Life Sciences I/II
PHYC
161*/^/162^ Physics for Science and Engineering 5/5
Biology
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
23 units
151
152
240
280
300
496
General Biology I*
General Biology II
Biology of Microorganisms
Cell Biology
Genetics
Senior Seminar: Ethics and the Sciences*
Required Emphasis (choose one)
Ecological
BIOC 320
BIOL 435
Ecology***
Stewardship Ecology
4
4
4
4
4
3
7–8 units
4
3
Molecular
BIOL 410
Molecular Biology
Select one of the following:
BIOL 360
Principles of Biochemistry
BIOC 380
Biochemistry I
4
4
4
Organismal
Select two of the following:
BIOL 320
Ecology***
BIOL 336
Vertebrate Biology
BIOL 350
Mammalian Physiology
Biology Electives
Ecological Emphasis
4
4
4
10–11 units
Select 11 units of 300- or 400-level BIOL courses as follows:
• 4 units from an approved, off-campus, field-study program such as
the AuSable Institute described above.
• Up to 4 additional units from an approved, off-campus, field-study
program or BIOL 336, 340, 350 or 365
• 3 or more units from BIOL 336, 340, 350, 365, 395 or approved
(by department chair) topics in BIOL 495 or BIOL 498
Molecular and Organismal Emphasis
Select 10 additional units of 300- or 400-level BIOL or BIOC courses,
including one 4-unit laboratory course, and excluding courses used in
fulfilling the required emphasis. The following BIOL classes also do not
fulfill this requirement: BIOL 325, 330, 400, 435, 445, 454, 455, 470.
Biology Minor
28 units
The minimum prerequisites for this program include one year of high
school chemistry, one year of high school biology, and two years of high
school algebra. Students must have received a grade of C or better in
each of the high school courses.
Lower-division Requirements
20 units
Each student must take the following and must receive a grade of C or
better before being allowed to continue the minor:
BIOL
151
General Biology I*
4
BIOL
152
General Biology II
4
CHEM 151
General Chemistry I*/^
4
CHEM 152
General Chemistry II^
4
Select one of the following:
BIOL
115
Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL
240
Biology of Microorganisms
Upper-division Electives
8 units
Select 8 additional units of 300- or 400-level BIOL or BIOC
courses, including at least one 4-unit laboratory course. The
following BIOL courses do not fulfill this requirement: BIOL 325,
330, 400, 435, 445, 454, 455, 470, 496. These 8 units may not
include units used to fulfill requirements of the student’s major.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.
Applied Health Major
64–66 units
Introduction
This major is especially designed for those students desiring to
matriculate into a physical therapy program. It is also the major
of choice for entry into an allied health career or master’s-level
program, such as physician’s assistant, sports medicine, or
chiropractic medicine.
This program develops students who can:
• Matriculate into graduate programs in physical therapy,
physician’s assistant, and/or other programs in the allied
health areas.
• Apply knowledge in the subject areas of biology, anatomy,
physiology, and associated scientific disciplines.
• Assist in appropriate health care fields.
• Integrate a Christian worldview within the science disciplines.
All applied health majors must complete the following core courses
and choose one of the emphasis areas.
Note: Entry requirements differ among graduate schools. Students
are responsible to contact the graduate schools in which they are
interested to determine these requirements.
Core Courses
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
CHEM
PHYC
35 units
151
240
280
300
496
151*/^/152^
151*/^/152^
General Biology I*
Biology of Microorganisms
Cell Biology
Genetics
Senior Seminar: Ethics
and the Sciences*
General Chemistry
Physics for Life Sciences I/II
4
4
4
4
3
4/4
4/4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.
Physical Therapy Emphasis
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
CHEM
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
250
251
326
240
290
299
360
29 units
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Neurobiology
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Human Growth and Development*
Applied Statistics
Abnormal Psychology^
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^Prerequisite: PSYC 110
Select one of the following:
BIOL
465
Clinical Research/Practicum in Applied Health*** 4
— or —
AES
364
— and —
BIOL
490
Kinesiology
3
Biology Seminar
1
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
110
4
4
BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
Physician Assistant Emphasis
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
CHEM
CHEM
MATH
250
251
3XX-4XX
251/252
261/262
151/152
31 units
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Biology Elective^^/^^^
Organic Chemistry – Theory
Organic Chemistry Lab
Applied Calculus I/II
4
4
7
4/4
1/1
3/3
^^The following BIOL classes do not fulfill this requirement: BIOL 325, BIOL 330, BIOL
400, BIOL 435, BIOL 445, BIOL 454, BIOL 455, and BIOL 470.
^^^Of these 7 units, 4 must be in a BIOL or BIOC lab course.
Business Emphasis
AT
BIOL
BUSI
BUSI
BUSI
BUSI
CHEM
465
152
120
210
240
330
240
ECON
250
29 units
Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers
General Biology II
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Management
Introduction to Information Systems
Principles of Finance^
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
and Biochemistry
Principles of Macroeconomics
2
4
4
3
3
3
4
3
Select one of the following:
BUSI
350
Business Internship
BIOL
395
Science Internship
3
3
^Prerequisites for BUSI 330 include BUSI 220 and BUSI 311; or MATH 151, or MATH 161,
or ECON 351.
Biochemistry Major
72–80 units
Introduction
The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers an interdisciplinary
major in biochemistry.
Biochemistry Objectives
This program develops students who can:
• Demonstrate a traditional knowledge base of biology,
chemistry, and associated science cognate areas.
• Relate theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory
applications, and instrumentation procedures to modern
chemical and molecular biology fields.
• Integrate a Christian worldview within the science disciplines.
Career Opportunities
This major serves premedical students as well as others who
desire a current molecular emphasis in their major. It contains a
basic core of chemistry and biology courses as well as classes
that are crossdisciplinary in nature, such as biochemistry,
physiology, and cell and molecular biology. The student enjoys the
freedom to choose biology or chemistry electives while keeping the
total major units required for graduation at a reasonable level. This
major is especially appropriate for students seeking a career in a
laboratory research area such as biotechnology; graduate study in
biochemistry or the biological sciences; chemistry, pharmacy, or
medical-related studies; or education. The Association of American
Medical Colleges has indicated that biochemistry undergraduates
enjoy one of the highest acceptance rates for medical schools of
the science major categories.
Requirements
Biology
BIOL
BIOL
BIOL
16 units
151*/152
240
280
General Biology
Biology of Microorganisms
Cell Biology
4/4
4
4
Chemistry
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
18 units
151*/152
251/252
261/262
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry–Theory
Organic Chemistry–Lab
Math
4/4
4/4
1/1
6–9 units
Select one of the following:
MATH
151/152
Applied Calculus I/II
MATH
161/162
Calculus I/II
Physics
3/3
5/4
8–10 units
Select one of the following:
PHYC
151*/152
Physics for Life Sciences
4/4
PHYC
161*/162
Physics for Science and Engineering 5/5
Upper-division Requirements
24–27 units
Required Courses
BIOC
380/381
BIOL
496
Biochemistry I/II
Senior Seminar:
Ethics and the Sciences*
Select one of the following:
300
Genetics^^
BIOL
BIOL
410
Molecular Biology
4/4
3
4
4
Electives
The elective requirement is fulfilled in two parts: List A and List B.
List A: One of the following is required:
CHEM
300/310
Quantitative Chemical
Analysis and Lab
CHEM
390
Physical Chemistry
for the Life Sciences
CHEM
401
Thermodynamics
2/2
3
3
List B: Complete the elective requirement by selecting two options
from the list below (either single courses as listed first, or boxed
classes). Please note that the boxed groupings are valid options
only if their conditions are met.
CHEM 300/310^
Quantitative Chemical
Analysis and Lab
2/2
CHEM
320/330
Instrumental Analysis (Theory/Lab)*** 3/1
CHEM
390^
Physical Chemistry
for the Life Sciences
3
CHEM
401^
Thermodynamics
3
CHEM
402
Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics
3
CHEM
451
Advanced Organic Chemistry
4
CHEM
461
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM
495
Topics in Advanced Chemistry
3–4
BIOL
326
Neurobiology
4
336
Vertebrate Biology
4
350
Mammalian Physiology
4
490
Biology Seminar
1
Directed Research
3
Chemistry Seminar
1
Directed Research
3
— or —
BIOL
— or —
BIOL
BIOL
— and —
BIOL
498
— or —
CHEM
490
— and —
CHEM
498
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement if both CHEM 320 and CHEM
330 are taken
^If not used above as the elective in List A
^^Premed students should take BIOL 300.
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Chemistry Major
63–65 units
Introduction
Chemistry has been called the “central science” because an
understanding of it is necessary for study in the fields of biology,
astronomy, earth science, and physics. Chemistry is fundamental
to interdisciplinary fields such as biochemistry, ecology, medicine,
pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. The department offers
the courses CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM 105
Citizen Chemistry, which meet General Studies requirements and
educate the student not only in basic chemical principles, but also
in how chemistry impacts the planet.
The core requirements of the chemistry major are a year each
of general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry
(Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Analysis), and physical
chemistry. The remainder of the requirements give the student
a foundation in related fields and provide breadth. In addition
to classroom requirements, it is strongly recommended that
students complete a special project during their junior or senior
year. This may involve collaboration with one of the science faculty
in a research project, off-campus internship in industry, or a project
in which students pursue one of their own ideas.
Objectives
This program develops students who can:
• Apply basic knowledge, theories, and mathematical problemsolving approaches to this field.
• Demonstrate traditional chemistry instrumentation and
laboratory applications.
• Matriculate into graduate programs in medicine, biochemistry,
and research.
Career Opportunities
The chemistry major is excellent preparation for graduate school
in chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental studies. Students
who attend graduate school and obtain a master’s or doctoral
degree may find employment at a university or in the private or
government sectors. The chemistry major is also excellent for
students planning to attend professional school in medicine,
dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical technology, forensic
science, and pharmacology.
Examples of employment which students may seek immediately
after graduation include entry-level positions as a research or
laboratory technician, in governmental or industrial technical support,
in management (when coupled with a major or minor in business
administration), or in teaching at the secondary level. It is highly
recommended that students desiring employment immediately
after graduation complete an internship in the private or government
sector before graduation.
Requirements
BIOL
39 units
496
CHEM 151*/^/152^
CHEM
251/252
CHEM
261/262
CHEM
300
CHEM
310
CHEM
320
CHEM
330
112
Senior Seminar: Ethics
and the Sciences*
General Chemistry I/II
Organic Chemistry – Theory
Organic Chemistry – Lab
Quantitative Analysis – Theory
Quantitative Analysis – Lab
Instrumental Analysis – Theory***
Instrumental Analysis – Lab***
401
402
461
490
Thermodynamics
Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry Seminar
3
4/4
4/4
1/1
2
2
3
1
3
3
3
1
Select at least 7 units from the following:
BIOC
380
Biochemistry I
BIOC
381
Biochemistry II
CHEM
451
Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM
495
Advanced Topics in Chemistry
CHEM
498
Directed Research^^
MATH
263
Multivariate Calculus^^^
MATH
270
Differential Equations^^^
MATH
290
Linear Algebra^^^
Mathematics
MATH 161^/162^
4
4
4
3–4
1–4
4
4
3
9 units
Calculus I/II
Physics
5/4
8–10 units
Select one of the following:
PHYC 151*/^/152^ Physics for Life Sciences I/II
PHYC 161*/^/162^ Physics for Science
and Engineering I/II
4/4
5/5
*Meets a General Studies Core (or elective) requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement if both CHEM 320 and CHEM
330 are taken
^This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.
^^A minimum of 3 units required if CHEM 498 is chosen
^^^Only one of these MATH courses may count toward the major.
Chemistry Minor
• Relate modern discoveries in chemistry to applications in
medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, and foods to applications
in industry, waste management, and environmental issues.
Chemistry
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
25 units
CHEM 151*/^/152^ General Chemistry I, II
CHEM
251/252 Organic Chemistry – Theory
CHEM
261/262 Organic Chemistry – Lab
CHEM
300 Quantitative Analysis – Theory
CHEM
310 Quantitative Analysis – Lab
Upper-division Chemistry Elective
4/4
4/4
1/1
2
2
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.
Course Descriptions
Biology
BIOL 090 Laboratory Safety (0)
This course provides an introduction to federal, state, and local
regulations, material safety data suggestions, chemical hygiene plan,
labels, equipment, spill response, and proper handling and disposal of
chemicals as related to an academic laboratory.
BIOL 101 Fundamentals of Biology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This basic course covers the themes of cell biology, genetics,
ecology, evolution, and human biology. It promotes an appreciation
for the unification and interdependence of all life. Special fee applies.
Meets General Studies core requirement in Nature. Does not count
toward biology major credit
BIOL 109 Introduction to Biological Sciences (3)
Designed for high school students participating in the APU/Azusa USD
Summer GATE Program, this course provides an introduction and overview
of biology concentrating on cell biology, genetics, kingdoms, and ecology.
The emphasis is on basic science principles, their application to real-world
situations, and developing the basic skills needed in college. Prerequisite:
a high school biology course
BIOL 115 Anatomy and Physiology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This is an introductory course in the principles of anatomy and physiology
as they relate to the structure and function of the living human body. It is
designed for physical education majors. Special fee applies. Does not
count toward biology or nursing major credit. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or
BIOL 151
BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
BIOL 151 General Biology I (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS; DISCUSSION/QUIZ, 1 HOUR
Principles of cell structure and function, genetics, development,
reproduction, and animal systems biology are covered in this introductory
course. There is a laboratory emphasis on the investigative approach
and experimental techniques of biology. Special fee applies. Meets
the General Studies core requirement in Nature. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or
one year high school biology with a grade of B or higher along with a 950
SAT or 20 ACT; completion of reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency
requirements (ENGL 099, ENGL 100, MATH 095, or their waivers).
BIOL 152 General Biology II (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This second-semester course deals with behavior, evolution, plant and
animal diversity of life, plant biology, and introduction to ecology. There
is a laboratory emphasis on plant and animal biology. Special fee
applies. Prerequisite: BIOL 151
BIOL 220 General Microbiology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This class is for students majoring in or planning to major in nursing.
The focus is on fundamental microbiological principles and laboratory
techniques with an emphasis on disease-causing microorganisms,
new and old methods of disease treatment and prevention, and host
immune responses. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: CHEM 112
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This is the first semester of a two-semester course that integrates the
anatomy and physiology of the human organ system from a systemic
approach. It includes laboratories in human dissection and physiological
instrumentation. Not open to nursing majors without School of Nursing
consent. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or one year of high school biology
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This is a continuation of Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Not open to
nursing majors without School of Nursing consent. Prerequisite: BIOL 230
BIOL 240 Biology of Microorganisms (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This class is for students in applied health, biology, or biochemistry.
It covers the fundamental principles and techniques of microbiology,
with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in disease, immunity, and
food production. Special fee applies. Prerequisites: Completion of all
of the following: 100-level BIOL courses in the major with a C- or better
and CHEM 151 (CHEM 151 may be taken concurrently with BIOL 240.)
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS; OPTIONAL DISCUSSION
This is an intensive course in human anatomy using the systemic approach.
Lab exercises utilize human cadaver prosections. Special fee applies.
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 151, or high school biology, along with
a minimum SAT, ACT, or GPA as set by the chair of the Department of
Biology and Chemistry
BIOL 251 Human Physiology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS; OPTIONAL DISCUSSION
This course deals with how human organ systems function and maintain
homeostasis. Laboratory exercises include biomedical instrumentation.
Special fee applies. Prerequisites: BIOL 250 and CHEM 111 or
CHEM 151 (CHEM 151 may be taken concurrently with BIOL 251.)
BIOL 280 Cell Biology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS; DISCUSSION/QUIZ, 1 HOUR
This course covers a theoretical approach to cellular and molecular
biology, including ultra structure, cytology, metabolism, and molecular
genetics. Laboratory emphasis is given to electron microscopy,
centrifugation, and DNA and protein electrophoresis. Special fee
applies. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and CHEM 151
BIOL 300 Genetics (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
Principles of heredity, including Mendelian, cytogenetics, population
theory, human medical genetics and gene regulation, classical laboratory
experimentation, and modern molecular biology techniques, are covered.
Special fee applies. Prerequisite: BIOL 280
BIOL 320 Ecology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This course provides an understanding of the relationship of plants and
animals to their environment with particular consideration given to
distribution, communities, and population analysis. Meets the General
Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement. Special fee
applies. Prerequisite: BIOL 152
BIOL 325 Humans and the Environment (4)
Through lecture and lab experience, students study the historical,
biblical, and scientific aspects of the environment with particular
emphasis on the impact of humans on God’s world. Students explore
a variety of environmental aspects related to economics, global studies,
and missiology in individual studies/papers. Meets the general studies
core requirement in Nature. Does not count toward biology major
credit.
BIOL 326 Neurobiology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
Students undertake a detailed study of the structure and function of
animal nervous systems. Special emphasis is given to the anatomy
and neurophysiology of reflexes, motor pathways, senses, and
neurological diagnosis. This course is designed for students oriented
toward the health sciences. Prerequisite: BIOL 280
BIOL 330 Gender Differences (3)
LECTURE/DISCUSSION, 3 HOURS
This course examines in detail differences in gender. Realizing gender
differences are related to one’s chronological age, these differences
are studied from the biological, psychological, sociological, and theological
perspectives and understood that each perspective influences the others.
Meets the General Studies elective requirement in Nature. Does not count
toward biology major credit
BIOL 336 Vertebrate Biology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the natural history,
anatomy, and systematics of vertebrate animals—fish, amphibians,
reptiles, birds, and mammals. Laboratory will include training in dissection
skills and experience with a human cadaver. Prerequisite: BIOL 152
BIOL 340 Invertebrate Biology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
The classification, natural history, and functional morphology of
invertebrate phyla are studied. Prerequisite: BIOL 152
BIOL 342 Medical Microbiology (3)
This lecture course emphasizes the importance of microbiology to
medicine and applied areas of science. The spectrum of infectious
agents, host response, current diagnostic methodologies, and recent
advances/problems in diagnosis and treatment are covered.
Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and BIOL 280
BIOL 350 Mammalian Physiology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; DISCUSSION, 1 HOUR; LAB, 3 HOURS
This course offers an analysis of physiological mechanisms in animals
with an emphasis on function at the organ systems level. This course is
appropriate for those preparing for medical school and related graduate
study. Introductory experiences applying physiological principles to clinical
medicine are covered. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: BIOL 280
BIOL 365 Plant Biology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This course introduces botanical research topics, including plant
classification, genetics, structure and function, growth and development,
and evolution and ecology. It integrates themes and processes of
the California State Science framework. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101,
or BIOL 151 and BIOL 152
BIOL 370 Prosection (1)
Students are introduced to the human body through gross dissection
and demonstration of selected portions of a human cadaver. This
course requires 30 hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent
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BIOL 390 Premedical Practicum (1)
This course provides credit for professionally supervised observation,
demonstration, and study in a local medical, dental, or laboratory
facility. Students are introduced to health care philosophies, hospital
and patient routines, instrumentation/computer, and specific treatment
practices. A case study and research paper may be required. This
course requires 30 hours of observation. Prerequisites: BIOL 220,
CHEM 151, and the department chair’s permission
BIOL 391 Medical Missions Practicum (1)
LECTURE/DISCUSSION, 1 HOUR
This course offers a practicum experience for students preparing for a
career in the medical/health-related sciences. Didactic medical-clinical
instruction in first aid, assessment, and medical history is emphasized.
Students gain practical field experience as Team Luke members with
Mexico Outreach. Prerequisite: BIOL 101, BIOL 151, or BIOL 250
BIOL 395 Science Internship (3)
This course gives students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained
in the academic setting to the real world by allowing them to establish
either paid or volunteer science-related internships with local business
organizations. Students gain a realistic view of their career goals,
explore possible career choices, and gain valuable experience under the
guidance of their job supervisor and academic supervisor. Prerequisites:
junior/senior standing and instructor’s permission
BIOL 396 Topics in Biology and Christian Thought (1)
This course covers the basic ideas behind the Creation/evolution and
Creation care discussions. Students are exposed to, and are asked to
critically evaluate, the scientific, philosophical, and theological foundations
of these two debates. Prerequisites: BIOL 151, CHEM 152, UBBL 230,
and junior-level standing
BIOL 400 Science and Children (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This course is designed for liberal studies majors interested in obtaining
a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential. It assists the student in
developing knowledge and skills in science content for teaching science
concepts and processes emphasized in the California State Science
Framework, K–6. Special fee applies. Does not count toward biology
major credit
BIOL 410 Molecular Biology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This course covers the traditional molecular biology curriculum which
includes transcription, translation, and gene expression in both
prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Lecture includes theory on key molecular
techniques. Laboratory exercises emphasize current techniques in
molecular biology such as molecular cloning, blotting, PCR, and assays
of gene expression. Prerequisite: BIOL 280
BIOL 435 Stewardship Ecology (3)
The history of humankind’s view of Nature and the resulting treatment of
Nature that arise from such views are examined. The biblical approach
known as stewardship ecology is developed and supported as a
foundation for the student’s approach to this field.
BIOL 440 Developmental Biology (3)
LECTURE/LAB/DISCUSSION, 3 HOURS
This is a study of the origin, morphology, and chemical control of
developing germ layers, tissues, and systems of the body. Prerequisite:
BIOL 152
BIOL 445 Environmental Internship (2)
LAB/DISCUSSION, 6 HOURS
Senior students are given the opportunity to apply academic knowledge
to real-world situations through time spent working with various
environmentally oriented organizations and businesses.
BIOL 450 Histology (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This course teaches the structure and function of animal tissues.
Emphasis is on preparation and recognition techniques of cell and tissue
structure. Prerequisite: BIOL 280
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BIOL 454 Electron Microscopy for Biological Sciences (2)
This lecture course deals with theory and principles of various microscopy
methods, with emphasis given to electron optics, specimen preparation,
and operation of transmission and scanning electron microscopes and
ultrastructure analysis. Prerequisite: PHYC 151, PHYC 152, or
instructor’s consent
BIOL 455 Laboratory in Electron Microscopy (2)
This companion course to BIOL 454 covers biological and medical
specimen preparation techniques and basic photographic protocol.
Current laboratory instrumentation, dealing with both scanning and
transmission electron microscopy, is emphasized. Prerequisite or
corequisite: BIOL 280 or BIOL 454
BIOL 465 Clinical Research/Practicum in Applied Health (4)
LECTURE/DISCUSSION, 2 HOURS; LAB, 6 HOURS
This is an honors-level course dealing with diagnosis strategies,
prevention, and rehabilitation programs integral to the field of physical
therapy and sports physiology. Study of research literature is emphasized
so as to facilitate the student’s development of the needed knowledge,
aptitudes, and skills within the applied health field. The clinical laboratory
component emphasizes current instrumentation and practice. Special
fee applies. Meets the General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive
requirement. Prerequisites: BIOL 250, BIOL 251, and PHYC 151;
recommended AES 364
BIOL 470 Science for the MCAT (1)
This course builds on lower-division courses in general and organic
chemistry, biology, and physics to prepare students for the basic science
content contained in the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
Additional topics in genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and physics
are presented and integrated with practical mathematical skills in an
interactive problem-solving setting. The course is intended for students
with upper-division standing and acceptance to the premedical program.
This course may be repeated for 2 units of credit. Prerequisite:
instructor’s permission
BIOL 490 Biology Seminar (1)
This course consists of review and discussion of current periodical
literature. Written and verbal presentations are required. Prerequisites:
junior/senior standing in biology and instructor’s permission
BIOL 495 Advanced Topics in Biology (3)
This course presents advanced coverage of topics in physiology or
other biological sciences. The course may be repeated for credit
when different topics are offered. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing
and instructor’s permission
BIOL 496 Senior Seminar: Ethics and the Sciences (3)
This course covers the basics of worldviews, science, and ethics, while
delving deeper into the details of various ethical perspectives and their
implications for science. Specific areas of science are explored from a
Christian ethics viewpoint through lectures, a thesis, and oral presentations.
Meets the General Studies Senior Seminar requirement. Prerequisites:
BIOL 151 or CHEM 151 or PHYC 151 or PHYC 152
In addition to the prerequisites listed above, a student intending to
register for Senior Seminar must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
BIOL 497 Readings (1–3)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
university student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor.
An independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
May be repeated subject to department policies listed above.
BIOL 498 Directed Research (1–3)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique, and
gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
May be repeated subject to department policies listed above. Prerequisite:
junior or senior standing
Biochemistry
BIOC 360 Principles of Biochemistry (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
Students gain a systematic and theoretical understanding of the
biochemical activities of living cells, including an introduction to the
structure, properties, and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates,
lipids, and nucleic acids. The course does not meet the requirements
of the biochemisty major. Credit will not be given for both BIOC 360 and
BIOC 380; nor for both BIOC 360 and BIOC 381. Prerequisite: CHEM 252
BIOC 380 Biochemistry I (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
Students gain a systematic and theoretical study of the biochemical
activities of living cells in this course. It is an introduction to the structure,
properties, and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic
acids. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: CHEM 252
BIOC 381 Biochemistry II (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 4 HOURS
This course is a continuation of BIOL 380 Biochemistry I. Molecular lab
techniques are emphasized. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: BIOC 380
Chemistry
CHEM 090 Laboratory Safety (0)
Students are introduced to federal, state, and local regulations,
material safety data suggestions, chemical hygiene plans, labels,
equipment, spill response, proper handling, and disposal of
chemicals as related to an academic laboratory.
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This elementary course is designed for the student with no previous
high school or college chemistry. Special fee applies. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Nature and prepares the student
for CHEM 111 or CHEM 151.
CHEM 105 Citizen Chemistry (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This course is designed for nonscience majors and presents chemistry
in its broad cultural, social, and economic context. The lectures and
laboratories cover experiences that are of concern to students’ everyday
lives. Meets the General Studies core requirement in Nature.
CHEM 111 Organic Chemistry for the Health Sciences (2)
An introduction to organic chemistry with emphasis on nomenclature,
physical characteristics, and selected reactions. This course focuses
on the simple functional groups with special attention given to carbonyl
chemistry. Meets the General Studies requirement in Nature if CHEM 112
and CHEM 114 are also completed. Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or high
school chemistry, along with a minimum SAT, ACT, or GPA as set by the
chair of the Department of Biology and Chemistry
CHEM 112 Biochemistry for the Health Sciences (1)
This short biochemistry course covers the chemical reactions and
physiological significance of cellular macro molecules. Emphasis is
placed on the biological basis of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics.
Meets the General Studies requirement in Nature if CHEM 111 and
CHEM 114 are also completed. Prerequisite: CHEM 111; corequisite:
BIOL 251
CHEM 114 Laboratory for the Health Sciences (1)
This course includes several experimental activities involving some
general chemistry topics such as reactions, equilibrium solutions, and
acid/base phenomena. The bulk of the lab activities look at the physical
and chemical characteristics of the common organic functional groups.
Special fee applies. Meets the General Studies requirement in
Nature if CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 are also completed.
Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 111
CHEM 151 General Chemistry (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS; DISCUSSION, 2 HOURS
This is a general course in the basic laws and concepts of modern
chemistry and the first of a two-semester sequence. Topics include
atomic structure, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, stoichiometry,
chemical reactions, solution chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and the
behavior of gases. Special fee applies. Meets the General Studies
core requirement in Nature. Prerequisites: one year of high school
chemistry or CHEM 101, and MATH 110 or equivalent
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS; DISCUSSION, 2 HOURS
This is a continuation of CHEM 151 General Chemistry begun in the fall.
Topics covered include solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium,
acid-base theory, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Special fee
applies. Prerequisite: CHEM 151
CHEM 240 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
Students are introduced to the names, properties, and reactions of
organic functional groups with applications to biochemical monomers
and macromolecules. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: CHEM 152
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry – Theory I (4)
This is a general course in bonding theory, structure analysis, isomers,
nomenclature, physical properties, functional groups, fundamental
reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and synthesis
of hydrocarbons. The laboratory course CHEM 261 must be taken
concurrently with CHEM 251. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 with a grade
of C or higher
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry – Theory II (4)
This is a general course in the spectroscopy, physical properties,
reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, kinetics, aromaticity, and
fundamental reaction mechanisms of hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds,
and biological macromolecules. The laboratory course CHEM 262 must be
taken concurrently with CHEM 252. Prerequisite: CHEM 251
CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry – Lab (1)
Techniques of determining chemical and physical properties and
synthesis of organic compounds are the focus of laboratory study. Must
be taken concurrently with CHEM 251.
CHEM 262 Organic Chemistry – Lab (1)
Techniques of determining chemical and physical properties and synthesis
of organic compounds are the focus of laboratory study. Special fee
applies. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 252.
CHEM 300 Quantitative Chemical Analysis – Theory (2)
The theoretical basis of gravimetric and volumetric analyses are covered
in this course. Topics include multiequilibria, acid-base equilibria, and redox
reactions as applied to quantitative analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 152
CHEM 310 Quantitative Chemical Analysis – Laboratory (2)
This is a laboratory course in the analysis of materials by the methods
studied in CHEM 300. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 300
CHEM 320 Instrumental Analysis – Theory (3)
The theory and operation of modern analytical equipment are
covered in this course, including electrochemical methods; UV-visible,
infrared, and flame emission spectrophotometry; chromatographic
methods; and others. Meets the General Studies Upper-division Writing
Intensive requirement. Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and CHEM 152
CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis – Lab (1)
In this laboratory course, students analyze materials by the methods
studied in CHEM 320. Meets the General Studies Upper-division Writing
Intensive requirement. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 320
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CHEM 390 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (3)
The physical and chemical theories of thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics,
and spectroscopy are examined in the context of the chemical and
physical properties of a living cell. Prerequisite: CHEM 152
CHEM 401 Thermodynamics (3)
Students learn the theoretical basis of thermodynamics, including the
zeroth, first, second, and third laws. These laws are applied to heat
engines such as the Carnot and Otto cycles and to refrigeration.
Students explore a variety of topics including phase diagrams, free
energy, and equilibrium. Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and MATH 162
CHEM 402 Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics (3)
Kinetics includes molecular motion in the gas and liquid states, rate
laws, the Arhenious equation, reaction mechanisms, and activated
complex theory. Quantum mechanics are introduced and applied to
the particle in a box, the rigid rotor, and the harmonic oscillator. Once
a firm foundation has been established in the use of Schrodinger’s
equation, it is applied to atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisite:
CHEM 401; recommended: PHYC 152 or PHYC 162
CHEM 451 Advanced Organic Chemistry (4)
This course covers advanced physical organic chemistry, modern
organic synthesis strategies, reaction mechanisms, and bonding
theories. Prerequisite: CHEM 252
CHEM 461 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
This course lays a foundation in the subjects of atomic structure, bonding
theory, symmetry theory and acid-base chemistry. This foundation is
then used to explore advanced topics involving crystalline compounds,
coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds. Topics include
bonding, spectroscopy, and kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 152
CHEM 490 Chemistry Seminar (1)
The seminar consists of reviews, reports, and discussions on current
scientific literature. Prerequisite: senior standing in biochemistry or chemistry
CHEM 495 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (3–4)
This course presents advanced coverage of topics in chemistry. Course
credit is 4 units when a laboratory component is included. The course may
be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. Prerequisites:
junior/senior standing and instructor’s permission
CHEM 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
university student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor.
An independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
May be repeated subject to department policies listed above.
CHEM 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique, and
gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
May be repeated subject to department policies listed above. Prerequisite:
junior or senior standing
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
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COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Department of
Communication Studies
Department GPA Requirements
To graduate, communication studies and journalism students must
maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in their
major coursework.
Any student participating in Department of Communication Studies
cocurricular activities, forensics, or media production must maintain
a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average.
Faculty
Chair and Professor: Bala Musa, Ph.D.
Professors: Ray McCormick, Ph.D.; William James Willis, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Marcia Berry, Ph.D.; Daniel Pawley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Starla Anderson, JD; Ryan Hartwig, Ph.D.;
Amy Jung, M.A.; Brooke Van Dam, Ph.D.
Lecturers: John Baugus, MBA, MDR; Jeff Carter, M.Div.;
Anthony Damico, M.A.; Wendi Dykes, M.A.; Kerri Gallagher, M.A.;
Christine Holland, M.A.; Adam Lipson, M.A.; Christopher Manus, MFA;
Neal Montgomery, M.Div.; Don Murray, D.Min.; John Pate, M.A.;
David Peck, M.A.; Teresa Petersen, M.A.; Tim Posada, M.A.;
Phil Reed, M.A.; Alan Rifkin, MFA; Stephen Scauzillo, M.A.;
Jenna Spitzer, M.A.
Mission
The Department of Communication Studies offers undergraduate
degree programs in communication studies and journalism, supports
the university General Studies program through both required
and elective course offerings, and is responsible for the forensics
program, student publications, and campus radio station. Emphasis
is placed upon the application of Christian truth and values to the
study of communication theories and processes, consideration of
ethical issues, and the mastery of current scholarship in each field.
Goals
The Department of Communication Studies prepares students who can:
1. Apply the basic concepts of communication theory and research
to their life’s work.
2. Incorporate individual and group communication styles that relate
to the achievement of their personal and professional goals.
3. Utilize appropriate communication skills for solving problems,
making decisions, managing conflict, executing change
strategies, and promoting the intellectual, spiritual, and
emotional growth of those with whom they live and work.
4. Understand the moral and ethical implications of the
communicator’s responsibilities in the construction of
social worlds.
Department Overview
The Department of Communication Studies offers two distinct
bachelor of arts degrees in communication studies and journalism.
The communication studies major covers a variety of student interests.
Students must complete a core of courses as well as complete
courses in an area of concentration. The three areas of concentration
are: interpersonal and organizational communication, media studies,
and rhetoric and public address.
The journalism major offers an in-depth study of journalism and
mass communication, giving practical experience in writing, reporting,
editing, and publication production and management.
The department also offers minors in communication studies
and journalism.
Career Opportunities
To enhance their career opportunities, students are required to
complete a 3-unit communication internship prior to graduation.
Graduates enter professions in the media, journalism, public relations
or advertising, law, education, communications research, ministry,
consulting, and sales. Many will go on to graduate school in
communications or to law school.
Communication Studies Major
45 units
Lower-division Core Requirements
15 units
COMM
COMM
COMM
COMM
JOUR
200
203
211
215
250
Introduction to Mass Communication
Communication Theory
Presentational Speaking
Writing for Communication
Public Relations
Upper-division Core Requirements
COMM
COMM
COMM
COMM
300
302
425
490
3
3
3
3
3
12 units
Research Methods in Communication
Rhetorical Theory
Interpersonal Communication Processes
Communication Internship^/^^
3
3
3
3
^May be repeated for credit; only 3 units count toward the major
^^Media studies concentration students may substitute TFT 490 for COMM 490.
Areas of Concentration
21 units
Choose one from the following:
Interpersonal and Organizational
COMM
COMM
COMM
COMM
330
420
430
440
21 units
Small-group Communication**
Conflict Management**/***
Organizational Communication
Persuasion and Attitude Change
3
3
3
3
Select three of the following:
COMM 310
Intercultural Communication**
COMM 325
Gender Communication
COMM 405
Nonverbal Communication
COMM 435
Family Communication
COMM 495
Special Topics
COMM 498
Directed Research^
JOUR
460
Advanced Public Relations
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^COMM 498 is a 1–4 unit class. 3 units must be taken to be used in this category.
Media Studies
COMM
COMM
JOUR
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
360
440
305
101
275
341
351
21 units
Studies in Popular Culture^
Persuasion and Attitude Change
Media Law and Ethics
Christianity and the Creative Process*
History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Media Criticism and Theory
Film and Social Issues^
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
^May substitute TFT 495 or COMM 495 Special Topics with approval of chair of the
Department of Communication Studies
Rhetoric and Public Address
21 units
COMM
115
Essentials of Argumentation and Debate
COMM
330
Small-group Communication**
COMM
340
Advanced Argumentation
COMM
440
Persuasion and Attitude Change
COMM/JOUR 495
Special Topics
Upper-division communication studies or journalism elective,
excluding COMM 496
3
3
3
3
3
3
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Select one of the following:
COMM 116
Intercollegiate Forensics
COMM 315
Intercollegiate Forensics
1–3
1–3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
Communication Studies Minor
24 units
Core Requirements
12 units
COMM
COMM
COMM
JOUR
200
211
203
250
Introduction to Mass Communication
Presentational Speaking
Communication Theory
Public Relations
Remaining Elective Units
3
3
3
3
12 units
Select one of the following:
COMM 115
Essentials of Argumentation and Debate
COMM 302
Rhetorical Theory
COMM 440
Persuasion and Attitude Change
COMM 495
Special Topics in Communication
3
3
3
3
Select three of the following:
COMM 310
Intercultural Communication**
COMM 325
Gender Communication
COMM 330
Small-group Communication **
Nonverbal Communication
COMM 405
COMM 420
Conflict Management**/***
COMM 425
Interpersonal Communication Processes
COMM 430
Organizational Communication
COMM 435
Family Communication
COMM 498
Directed Research
JOUR
460
Advanced Public Relations
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1–4
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
Journalism Major
Lower-division Core Requirements
COMM
COMM
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
200
215
210
220
230
300
490
300
305
315
325
430
Select 2 units in any
JOUR
326
JOUR
327
JOUR
328
15 units
Introduction to Mass Communication
Writing for Communication
Introduction to Journalism
Press Theory and Democracy
Digital News Gathering
Upper-division Core Requirements
COMM
COMM
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
48 units
21 units
Research Methods in Communication
Communication Internship
Editing
Media Law and Ethics
Multimedia Publishing and Design
Student Publication Workshop
Public Affairs Reporting***
combination from the following:
Magazine Workshop
Radio Workshop
Television Workshop
Elective Requirements
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
1
1
1
12 units
Choose 12 units from the following courses:
COMM
420 Conflict Management**/***
ENGL
304 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
JOUR
250 Public Relations
JOUR
261 Radio Broadcast Journalism
JOUR
376 Television Journalism
JOUR
410 International Journalism
JOUR
420 Entertainment Reporting
JOUR
425 Opinion and Editorial Writing
118
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
JOUR
440
JOUR
460
JOUR/COMM 495
Religion and Values Reporting
Advanced Public Relations
Special Topics
3
3
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Journalism Minor
25 units
Core Requirements
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
210
220
230
300
430
16 units
Introduction to Journalism
Press Theory and Democracy
Digital News Gathering
Editing
Public Affairs Reporting***
Select 1 unit from the following:
JOUR
325 Student Publication Workshop
JOUR
326 Magazine Workshop
JOUR
327 Radio Workshop
JOUR
328 Television Workshop
Elective Requirements
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR/COMM
250
261
305
315
376
410
420
425
440
495
Public Relations
Radio Broadcast Journalism
Media Law and Ethics
Multimedia Publishing and Design
Television Journalism
International Journalism
Entertainment Reporting
Opinion and Editorial Writing
Religion and Values Reporting
Special Topics
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
1
9 units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Course Descriptions
Communication Studies
COMM 111 Public Communication (3)
This course offers practical instruction in how to speak effectively and
introduces the basic principles underlying effective communication.
Topics range from the study of theoretical models of interpersonal and
public communication to the fundamental skills of research, organization,
and delivery of informative and persuasive discourse. Meets the General
Studies requirement for University Skills and Requirements.
COMM 115 Essentials of Argumentation and Debate (3)
This course provides a basic overview of academic debating. Emphasis
is placed on the role of effective research, identifying different forms
of arguments, and the basic structure and format of a debate, with
participation in formal debates centered on current events.
COMM 116 Intercollegiate Forensics (1–3)
Students participate in directed activity in debate and/or individual events,
including platform speaking, limited preparation events, and the
oral interpretation of literature. Participation in intercollegiate speech
competition is required. May be repeated for up to 6 units, but only 3
count toward the major.
COMM 200 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
This course provides a study of the forms, content, environments, and
strategies of the mass media (e.g., newspaper, magazine, radio,
television, film, etc.). Emphasis is given to a historical and critical
understanding of media structures and functions.
COMM 201 Introduction to Communication Studies (3)
This introductory course exposes students to the main areas of
scholarship and research within the field of communication. Students
are introduced to the fundamental issues and concerns involved in the
study of rhetorical and communication theory and given an orientation
necessary for future study. Emphasis is placed on approaches to
communications employed within the field, current developments in
scholarship, and the development of proper research techniques.
COMMUNICATION STUDIES
COMM 203 Communication Theory (3)
Basic theories and concepts associated with human communication
are the focus of this course, which reviews research and theoretical
positions on interpersonal, intrapersonal, small-group, nonverbal,
and intercultural communication.
COMM 211 Presentational Speaking (3)
The purpose of this course is to improve the presentational skills of
students who will be entering a career in business. The course focus
is not only on the structural skills necessary to deliver a professional
presentation, but also on the integration of the use of technology into the
oral presentation. Presentational tools such as overheads, charts, graphs,
illustrations, and PowerPoint are incorporated into the course assignments.
Prerequisite: COMM 111
COMM 215 Writing for Communication (3)
This course develops writing skills applicable to academic and professional
contexts. This includes researching in the Information Age, synthesizing
information from sources, upholding communications industries standards,
and building identities as communication specialists. Portfolio-based
assignments focus on writing for communication studies, news media,
public relations, online, and professional communications.
COMM 261 Radio and Sound Production (3)
This course provides basic instruction and practical experience in the
preparation, direction, production, and editing of materials for radio and
sound tracks. In addition to acquiring general knowledge and aptitude
in these areas, students develop a greater capacity for teamwork and
relationships, planning skills, and the ability to operate under pressures
and deadlines of media production, audience analysis, budgeting, audio
techniques, talent use, and crew management. Special fee applies.
COMM 300 Research Methods in Communication (3)
This course introduces students to the research process. It examines
how research is planned and designed, explores both quantitative and
qualitative methods, introduces students to processes of data collection
and analysis, and gives them experience in conducting original
research. Prerequisites: COMM 201, COMM 203, and COMM 215
COMM 302 Rhetorical Theory (3)
This course provides a survey of historical and contemporary rhetorical
theories beginning with the Greek classical period. Attention is given to
the critical and theoretical analysis of human discourse in modern
society. Prerequisite: COMM 215
COMM 310/GLBL 310 Intercultural Communication (3)
This course explores the dynamic processes of establishing a relationship
between culturally diverse individuals. Respecting divergent cultural patterns
is promoted, but not at the expense of neglecting the consideration
of salient spiritual, moral, and ethical issues involved in intercultural
communication. Meets the General Studies elective requirement.
COMM 315 Intercollegiate Forensics (1–3)
Students participate in directed activity in debate and/or individual
events, including platform speaking, limited prep events, and the
oral interpretation of literature. Participation in intercollegiate speech
competition is required. May be repeated for up to 6 units, but only 3
count toward the major. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission
COMM 325 Gender Communication (3)
This course explores the role of gender in communication processes.
Students examine both the personal and social nature of gender,
including how it shapes communication and how communication
creates, reproduces, sustains, and sometimes challenges and changes
the meaning of gender. Attention is given to how gender impacts, and
is impacted by, friendships, family relationships, education, media, and
organizations. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and COMM 203
COMM 330 Small-group Communication (3)
This course provides the student with both a theoretical and active
acquaintance with group participation and leadership. The effectiveness
of group discussion is examined through the concepts of leadership
emergence, norms and roles, cohesiveness, interaction conformity,
conflict, listening, and group structure. Meets the General Studies
elective requirement.
COMM 340 Advanced Argumentation (3)
This course analyzes argumentation techniques used in both formal
and informal settings. Its focus includes understanding and defining
argument, discovering argument in the personal community, the social
community, and nontraditional places. Prerequisite: COMM 115 or
instructor’s permission
COMM 341/TFT 341 Media Criticism and Theory (3)
This course examines the origins and development of film criticism
and theory through a close analysis of selected writings. Specialized
critical approaches such as genre, auteur, feminist, and Marxist is
framed by a cultural studies approach, giving an understanding of
film as an expression of both art and popular culture.
COMM 360/TFT 360 Studies in Popular Culture (3)
This course carefully examines popular cultural forms, institutions, rituals,
artifacts, icons, communication practices, thought patterns, worldviews,
value systems, and ideologies possibly created thereby. Topics range
from the private and public experiences of popular culture in movies,
television, and recordings to fast food, automobiles, and blue jeans,
along with their relationship to wider cultural contexts and Christian faith.
COMM 376 Broadcast Journalism (3)
This course emphasizes the writing and production of broadcast news
programs. Special attention is given to electronic news gathering (ENG)
techniques, including basic video camera operations, broadcast
reporting skills, and nonlinear video editing fundamentals as they relate
to the reporting and writing process. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
COMM 405 Nonverbal Communication (3)
This course introduces students to nonverbal communication as a vital
factor in human communication by examining the research, practice, and
principles underlying nonverbal behavior. The course focuses on several
components of nonverbal communication, including touch, proximity,
vocal quality, eye contact, facial expression, personal appearance,
gesturing, and gender and culture differences in nonverbal behavior.
Application of the theories of nonverbal communication is made to
workplace, social, and family settings. Prerequisites: junior or senior
standing and COMM 203
COMM 414/TFT 414 Student Broadcast Workshop (1–3)
This course offers advanced instruction in the techniques and practice
of broadcast production. Goals for the course include increasing skills
and aptitudes in research, interviewing, writing, and performing for
on-air and production environments. Students learn the importance
of operation under broadcast deadlines and using time management
skills. As a workshop class, the course requires significant production
time in addition to class time. Special fee applies. Course may be
repeated for up to 6 units toward graduation. Prerequisites: TFT 260 for
the TV section or JOUR 261 for the Radio section
COMM 420 Conflict Management (3)
Students examine the process of communication within conflict
situations. The course analyzes conflict on intrapersonal,
interpersonal, group, and organizational levels. Meets the General
Studies elective and Upper-division Writing Intensive course
requirements. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing
COMM 425 Interpersonal Communication Processes (3)
This course offers an in-depth analysis of dyadic interaction. Initial
and developing relational sequences are highlighted. Such topics as
self-disclosure, intimacy, trust, and interpersonal influence are discussed.
Current developments in theory and research in the area of interpersonal
communication are also stressed. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing,
COMM 203, and COMM 215
COMM 430 Organizational Communication (3)
The nature and process of communication in modern organizations
are examined, including the pragmatic implications of organizational
communication theories as they relate to understanding organizations
and implementing change strategies. Attention is also given to applied
business communication such as interviewing, personnel relations,
and negotiation.
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COMM 435 Family Communication (3)
This course offers an in-depth analysis of various family units and family
functioning. Topics include family theories (i.e., systems theory, relational
dialectics, and communication privacy management), specific family
relationship types (i.e., sibling relationships, blended families, adoption,
and parent-child relationships), and communication patterns in families.
Current development in theory and research in the area of family
communication are also stressed. Prerequisites: COMM 201,
COMM 203, and COMM 215
COMM 440 Persuasion and Attitude Change (3)
This course examines the basic theories and techniques of influence,
providing the student with a critical awareness of the nature, function,
and scope of persuasion. The class covers such concepts as attitudes,
credibility, resistance to persuasion, ethics, logic and argumentation,
and propaganda.
COMM 490 Communication Internship (1–3)
This course provides an opportunity for directed experiences in applying
the principles and skills of communication theory while performing
specific tasks. Internships are arranged individually by the participants
and supervised directly by the instructor. Tasks may include career
training and group leadership. Enrollment is contingent upon department
approval. Three units must be taken for the communication major; an
additional 3 units may be taken for credit toward graduation.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
COMM 491/TFT 491 Classroom Practicum (1–3)
This course gives students practical experience in classroom teaching
and tutoring. Students assist in classroom duties as well as complete
assignments related to the development of a communication perspective.
Three units must be taken for the communication major; an additional 3
units may be taken for credit toward graduation. Prerequisite:
instructor’s permission
COMM 495/JOUR 495 Special Topics (3)
This course allows occasional offerings of diverse topics in communication
studies and journalism not covered by regular department courses.
Performance areas, emerging skills needs, contemporary issues, and
trends in the field of communication studies and journalism, or special
interests of faculty and students may be targeted under this category.
Performance areas such as drama and forensics, as well as subject
areas such as leadership communication, urban communication,
literary journalism, precision journalism, community journalism, politics,
economics, environment, propaganda, and health communication are
some topics that may be taught in this course.
COMM 496 Senior Seminar: Ethics in Human Communication (3)
This seminar in ethics and communication helps students understand
the ethical dilemmas faced by communicators in a variety of situations.
Through the examination of various communication theories, students
come to understand the powerful ways in which communication
defines, creates, maintains, and/or changes social reality and understand
the ethical implications involved in each of these communication functions.
Meets the General Studies Senior Seminar requirement.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
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COMM 497 Readings (1–4)
Consists of a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a student
of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An independent
study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
COMM 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique, and gives
students experience in the research process. The 1-unit expectation
encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with accompanying reading,
log, writing, and seminar presentation within the department or in a university
research symposium. No more than 1 unit may be used to fulfill
preparatory readings requirement. An independent study fee is assessed
for each enrollment in this class. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
COMM 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level, “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result in
formal thesis, published article, electronic media, annotated recital, or
artistic creation of a material form. No more than 1 unit may be used to
fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An independent study fee is
assessed for each enrollment in this class. Prerequisites: upper-division
writing intensive course completed or instructor’s permission, and junior or
senior standing
Journalism
JOUR 210 Introduction to Journalism (3)
This course allows students to practice the basics of newspaper reporting.
The focus is on techniques of researching and writing hard news stories
and features.
JOUR 220 Press Theory and Democracy (3)
This is a reading-intensive course combining history, philosophy, and
contemporary social issues such as race and gender, as they serve to help
students understand the roles journalism can play in a democratic society.
JOUR 230 Digital News Gathering (3)
This course emphasizes the writing and production of news as it relates
to digital platforms. Students in this course learn to record audio and
video for electronic news stories utilizing the specialized tools necessary
including digital voice recorders, digital video cameras and non-linear
editing systems. Students learn how to use the various types of equipment
in the field while producing news stories for broadcast on television and
the Web. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
JOUR 250 Public Relations (3)
Communication principles and theories are applied to the field of
public relations. Emphasis is placed on developing successful
approaches to establishing and maintaining mutual understanding
between organizations and their publics through successful two-way
communication.
JOUR 261 Radio Broadcast Journalism (3)
This course emphasizes the writing and production of radio news
programs. Special attention is given to the use of Associated Press
radio news wire resources for re-write, and for reading on air. One text
is the AP Broadcast News Handbook, which focuses on writing for the
ear. Field recording and reporting will enable students to learn radio
interviewing, newsgathering, and reporting skills. This course is the
prerequisite for JOUR 327 Radio Workshop. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
JOUR 300 Editing (3)
This course examines the question, “What does it mean to be an
editor?” Emphasis is placed on copy editing, news and editorial writing,
and layout and design. The course also examines some ethical and legal
issues editors face. Prerequisite: JOUR 210 or instructor’s permission
COMMUNICATION STUDIES
JOUR 305 Media Law and Ethics (3)
This advanced course analyzes past and recent interpretations of freedom of
expression as argued in state and federal courts and other forums. Issues
of concern include libel, right to privacy, information gathering, protection
of sources and state secrets, the FCC and FTC, obscenity, and propaganda.
The struggle of the press to maintain its role in this democratic society is
emphasized. Prerequisites: COMM 200 and JOUR 210
JOUR 310 History of American Journalism (3)
This survey course on the history of American journalism and the mass
media tracks and discusses the milestones in that history and analyzes
the evolution of media and journalistic concepts from the days of Colonial
America to the 21st century. Students explore key concepts such as
freedom of the press and the people’s right to know and discuss why
these traditions exerted either functional or dysfunctional influences on the
American press. The course follows a lecture/discussion model and
the students work in small teams to prepare classroom presentations
on specific examples of pertinent concepts.
JOUR 315 Multimedia Publishing and Design (3)
This skills course teaches the journalism major how to create, edit, and
design publications using software created for that purpose. As media
convergence trends impact the industry, requiring reporters, editors,
and designers to create visual stories and skillfully coordinate text and
art, future media specialists must focus on these strengths. This course
enables students to adapt stories for a variety of media, including the
Internet, and develops the computer networking skills necessary for
efficient publication production in today’s market. Note: As this is an
applied computer course wherein students develop journalistic publications,
previous computer expertise is not sufficient to opt out of the course.
JOUR 325 Student Publication Workshop (1)
This workshop allows students with earned credit in newspaper courses
to develop skills and contribute to the production of the student
newspaper. This course may be repeated three times for credit toward
the journalism major and up to six times total. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
or instructor’s permission
JOUR 326 Magazine Workshop (1)
This course allows students to develop writing and reporting skills and to
contribute to the production of a student magazine. As a workshop, the
instructional format is one of mentoring rather than formal instruction.
Students compile a portfolio of published feature articles, page design,
or photography for final evaluation. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
JOUR 327 Radio Workshop (1)
Students achieve proficiency in selection, writing, and broadcasting of
newscasts using Associated Press newswire and the AP Broadcasting
Manual. Prerequisite: JOUR 261
JOUR 328 Television Workshop (1)
This coursework first focuses on developing basic technical competencies
in camera operation, lighting techniques, and basic editing. The main focus
of this module is electronic newsgathering and single-camera film-style
narratives. Prerequisites: JOUR 210 and JOUR 230
JOUR 376 Television Journalism (3)
This course emphasizes the writing and production of broadcast
television news programs. It also forces students to critically analyze
what is being produced in broadcast journalism today. Special attention
is given to digital news gathering (DNG) techniques, including advanced
video operations, broadcast reporting skills, and non-linear video editing
fundamentals as they relate to the reporting and writing process.
Prerequisite: JOUR 210 and JOUR 230
JOUR 420 Entertainment Reporting (3)
This specialty journalism course capitalizes on the unique location of
Azusa Pacific University in the backyard of the entertainment capital of
the world. The course emphasizes an understanding of the entertainment
industry and focuses on reporting and writing techniques that prepare
students to cover the world of entertainment as a news beat. Students
analyze the writing styles of the print media such as newspapers and
magazines, and write reviews of films, television shows, and musical
concerts. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
JOUR 425 Opinion and Editorial Writing (3)
This course explores two purposes of journalism: providing a public
forum for discussion and amplifying the current conversations in
communities. Focusing on editorial pages, this course trains students to
increase community conversations and amplify hot topics. The course
emphasizes the fact-finding skills vital to op-ed pieces and focuses on
writing structures and techniques that engage news consumers and
cause them to think about issues more deeply and creatively. Beyond
editorials, the course also analyzes the construction of various kinds of
personal columns and reviews. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
JOUR 430 Public Affairs Reporting (3)
This advanced journalism course examines the reporting of public institutions
and programs that affect and impact the market area of the media
organization. The class covers local, state, and national government;
schools; tax-supported organizations; the military; and the programs affiliated
with these institutions. Meets the General Studies Upper-division Writing
Intensive requirement
JOUR 440 Religion and Values Reporting (3)
This seminar in faith and values reporting and writing examines the role
of religious journalism in covering faith, public life, and culture. Also
included in the course is an examination of publications and media that
routinely accept stories dealing with faith and values. Prerequisite:
JOUR 210
JOUR 460 Advanced Public Relations (3)
In this course, students apply their knowledge and skills to a real-life
public relations project. Students must think critically about public
relations practices and develop innovative solutions to public relations
problems while working for mythical clients with real image needs.
Prerequisites: JOUR 210 and JOUR 450
JOUR 495/COMM 495 Special Topics (3)
This course allows occasional offerings of diverse topics in communication
studies and journalism not covered by regular department courses.
Performance areas, emerging skills needs, contemporary issues, and
trends in the field of communication studies and journalism, or special
interests of faculty and students may be targeted under this category.
Performance areas such as drama and forensics, as well as subject
areas such as leadership communication, urban communication,
literary journalism, precision journalism, community journalism, politics,
economics, environment, propaganda, and health communication are
some topics that may be taught in this course.
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
JOUR 410 International Journalism (3)
This class approaches the challenge of portraying foreign cultures in
reporting. With international journalism a critical component in all facets
of reporting, this course develops an understanding of the unique
challenges inherent in communications with foreign cultures. Students
examine international journalists’ work, explore how they strive to connect
cultures in media conversations and coverage, and generate writing that
connects the world through writing and reporting. Prerequisite: JOUR 210
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Department of
Computer Science
Department Resources
The department operates two computer science laboratories
on the Azusa campus: the advanced technologies/multimedia
laboratory and the computer science main laboratory. Lab
technicians are available during lab hours for tutoring, free of
charge to all students enrolled in computer science courses.
Faculty
Although the university provides extensive computer lab facilities
for student use, each student is encouraged to purchase a
personal computer (PC). Students with their own IBM-compatible
PC have a definite advantage in utilizing and applying computer
science instruction.
Chair and Professor: Samuel E. Sambasivam, Ph.D.
Computer Courses for General Credit
Dean and Professor, School of Adult and Professional Studies:
Fred Gartlett, Ed.D.
(Do not count as credit toward the computer science major or minor)
CS
120
Computer Literacy
3
CS
205
Microcomputer Software Tools
3
Assistant Professor: Bin Tang, Ph.D.
Computer Science Major
Lecturers (part time): Tedd Szeto, Ph.D.; Rod Ulrich, M.S.
Introduction
Department Overview
Computer science, like engineering disciplines, is an “applied science”
that deals with how things ought to be. This is different from
mathematics and other natural sciences which are concerned with
how things are. Computer science is concerned with design and
synthesis more than analysis and deduction (as are physics, chemistry,
mathematics, and biology).
The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science
in Computer Science as well as Information Security, a Bachelor of
Arts in Information Systems, an undergraduate minor in computer
science, and provides the curriculum and instruction support for
accelerated degree completion of the Bachelor of Science in
Computer Information Systems. The department also provides
several support courses for other science and math majors as
well as computer literacy courses for all students.
Mission
The Department of Computer Science at Azusa Pacific University
offers undergraduate degree programs in computer science and
computer information systems, provides computer literacy courses
and support courses for science majors, prepares students for
graduate study and success in their chosen careers, and assists
students in applying their knowledge and skills in service to a
society based on an understanding of Christian truth and values.
Goals
The department seeks to equip students to:
1. Understand the design and function of computers and related
technology.
2. Understand and be competent with software development
processes, principles, and procedures.
60 units
Upon graduation, an APU computer science major should be able to:
• Understand the design of computers and the computational
process.
• Analyze and design data structures and algorithms.
• Understand programming concepts sufficiently enough to
acquire computer language proficiency independently.
• Program computers with knowledge of at least two
programming languages.
• Understand and apply software development principles.
With a faculty of competent and dedicated teachers, small classes,
excellent computer labs, and up-to-date software, computer science
at Azusa Pacific University is challenging, professional, intellectually
stimulating, and provides a gateway to many exciting careers.
This major offers a solid foundation in computer science and is
directly applicable to current problems in society and industry.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Azusa Pacific
University prepares students for graduate work in computer science
or for careers in fields such as computer programming, software
engineering, and systems analysis.
3. Effectively analyze user’s problems, design and implement good
solutions.
The computer science major covers the following topics:
4. Cultivate knowledge and capability working with data structures
and algorithms.
2. Programming theory and practice (five or more languages)
5. Be effective as computer programmers and/or in related work.
1. All functional levels of computing, from applications to microcode
3. Software engineering: principles, procedures, techniques,
and applications
4. Databases
6. Understand programming concepts sufficiently to learn computer
languages independently.
5. Logical digital design
6. Computer architecture
7. Program computers with knowledge of two or more
programming languages.
7. Telecommunications
Students who plan to pursue an advanced degree in computer
science should review their program of studies with their advisor
as soon as possible.
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Career Opportunities
Computer Science Minor
The bachelor’s degree in computer science prepares the
graduate for advanced studies in such fields as computer
science, computer engineering, software engineering, and
telecommunications. Because of the rapidly changing technical
and scientific technology in computer science, students are
encouraged to enter a graduate program soon after completing
a bachelor’s degree.
The Azusa Pacific University computer science program also opens
career opportunities for those who choose not to pursue a
graduate degree immediately following graduation. Employment
opportunities include careers as a systems programmer, software
engineer, scientific programmer, telecommunications specialist,
high school computer science and mathematics teacher, and other
computing fields. Missionary and other Christian organizations
need computer science graduates for their increasingly complex
applications, such as Bible translation work, as well as administrative,
financial, fundraising, and technical support activities. Job
opportunities are available globally.
Requirements
In addition to the General Studies requirements, a minimum of 48
computer science units and 12 mathematics units (for a total of 60
units) are required for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
A candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
is required to take several mathematics courses. (Only three
additional mathematics courses are needed to complete a
minor in mathematics.)
Computer Science Courses
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
220
225
250
320
325
330
340
400
445
455
470
480
39 units
Introduction to Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Operating Systems
Data Structures
Database Management Systems
Systems Programming I
Systems Programming II
Compiler Construction
Computer Architecture and Organization
Numerical Analysis
Software Engineering I
Software Engineering II
Upper-division Computer Science Electives^
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
9 units
Select 9 units from the following:
CS
363
Web Programming
CS
420
Telecommunications and Interfacing
CS
425
Fundamentals of Network Administration
CS
430
Artificial Intelligence
CS
435
Advanced Database
Applications Programming
CS
460
Software Project
CS
495
Special Topics in Computer Science
CS
496
Senior Seminar: Ethics
in Computer Science*
CS
497
Readings
CS
498
Directed Research
CS
499
Thesis/Project
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1–4
1–4
1–4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^Computer science electives include any upper-division CS courses numbered 300 or above.
Mathematics Courses
MATH
MATH
MATH
161
162
280
Calculus I
Calculus II
Discrete Mathematics
12 units
CS
220
Introduction to Computer Science
CS
225
Fundamentals of Computer Science
CS
320
Data Structures
MATH
161
Calculus I
MATH
280
Discrete Mathematics
Upper-Division Computer Science Electives^
25 units
4
4
3
5
3
6
^Computer science electives include any upper-division CS courses numbered 300 or above.
Computer Information Systems Major 57 units
Introduction
The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides
an educational foundation for students planning a career in the
analysis, design, and implementation of information systems.
Students are prepared for careers as programmers, systems
analysts, application software developers, and information technology
specialists. Students who have a strong interest in technology and
its application, but are not primarily interested in the scientific and
mathematical aspects of computer science should find this program
a good fit.
Information systems (IS) is the study of the application of computer
technology in organizations. It is founded on two major reference
disciplines, computer science and management. Unlike computer
science students, IS undergraduates must complete some
accounting and finance coursework. IS involves no coursework
in engineering or scientific computing, and the mathematics
courses are practical and applied. Traditionally, the IS undergraduate
curriculum has been divided into two sections: MIS, where the
emphasis has been on managing information systems (the
business side of IS); and CIS, where the emphasis has been on
the application of computer technology to information systems.
To be successful in this major, knowledge of operating systems,
word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications
is necessary. CS 205 Microcomputer Software Tools is
considered a must for students who do not have a strong
background in these skills.
Career Opportunities
While students preparing for careers in scientific computing or
planning to go on to computer science graduate programs are
best served by the undergraduate CS degree, students whose
career plans will take them into the business world, ministry, or onto
the mission field as technology enablers will benefit from a degree
that allows them a greater focus on the application of technology.
Requirements
Computer Information Systems Courses
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
205
220
225
250
320
325
330
420
435
CS
CS
470
480
Microcomputer Software Tools
Introduction to Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Operating Systems
Data Structures
Database Management Systems
Systems Programming I
Telecommunications and Interfacing
Advanced Database
Applications Programming
Software Engineering I
Software Engineering II
35 units
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
5
4
3
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Upper-division Computer Information Systems Electives
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
340
363
400
425
430
445
455
460
495
496
497
498
499
Math Courses
MATH
MATH
151
280
6 units
Applied Calculus I
Discrete Mathematics
Other Courses
BUSI
BUSI
120
210
9 units
Systems Programming II
3
Web Programming
3
Compiler Construction
3
Fundamentals of Network Administration
3
Artificial Intelligence
3
Computer Architecture and Organization
4
Numerical Analysis
3
Software Project
3
Topics in Computer Science
1–3
Senior Seminar: Ethics in Computer Science 3
Readings
1–4
Directed Research
1–4
Thesis/Project
1–4
3
3
7 units
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Management
4
3
Accelerated B.S. in Management Information
Systems or Computer Information Systems
Degree Completion Program
39 units
Introduction
Students in the School of Adult and Professional Studies (APS)
Program with majors in management information systems (MIS) or
computer information systems (CIS) develop a competitive edge
that helps them succeed in the workplace. The program caters
exclusively to the adult learner with experience in the computer field.
In this accelerated three-term program, the 39 unit curriculum is
concentrated into 65 weekly four-hour class sessions.
A dual effort between the Department of Computer Science in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Business
and Management, this customized program coordinates the students’
class and work demands and allows them to begin the program as it
suits their schedules. The program allows the student to choose
one of two tracks, management information systems or computer
information systems.
In addition, students complete a major project integrating the
knowledge and methodology learned by designing, developing, and
implementing a software project or a comprehensive institution-related
project. This project serves as a connection between study and
experiential learning and develops problem-solving skills.
Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the accelerated B.S. in Management Information
Systems/Computer Information Systems degree completion
program, a student needs:
• A minimum of 60 transferable semester units from accredited
colleges or universities.
• Official transcripts from all schools attended (two copies).
• A 2.0 grade-point average or above in the transferred courses.
• A writing sample that demonstrates written communication
skills (submitted at registration).
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There are several program prerequisites which may be met from
academic, personal, or professional experiences that will be assessed
by a Background and Prerequisite Questionnaire, including:
Microcomputer Programming*
3
Elective units in MIS or CIS*
3
*May be met through prior coursework taken at APU or another accredited college or
university, work experience, or examination.
When the above requirements have been met, students receive a letter
of admission and a statement of estimated accepted credits.
This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency
in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English
communication skills.
Core Computer Courses for Both Programs
18 units
MCIS
250
Operating Systems
MCIS
400
Client/Server Technology
MCIS
420
Telecommunications and Interfacing
Select one of the following:
CISS
315
Structured Programming I
347
Computer Programming II
MISS
Select one of the following:
325
Database Management Systems
CISS
MISS
348
Database Program Development
Select one of the following:
CISS
470
Software Engineering I
MISS
346
Structured Systems Design
Required Courses for Both Programs
BMGT
302
BMGT
BMGT
306
411
330
335
350
460
461
462
340
442
443
446
447
448
3
3
3
3
9 units
3
3
3
12 units
Systems Programming I (C Language)
Systems Programming II (C Language)
Computer Algorithms
Software Project I
Software Project II
Software Project III
Required Courses for B.S. in MIS
MISS
MISS
MISS
MISS
MISS
MISS
3
3
Adult Development and
Learning Assessment
The Bible and Business Ethics
A Christian Worldview and the Professions
Required Courses for B.S. in CIS
CISS
CISS
CISS
CISS
CISS
CISS
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
12 units
Principles of Organization and Management
MIS Foundations
IT Applications and Management
Advanced Systems Management I
Advanced Systems Management II
Advanced Systems Management III
3
3
3
1
1
1
Accelerated B.S. in Information Security
Degree Completion Program
39 units
Program Overview
Azusa Pacific University’s accelerated programs cater to the adult
learner, with flexible class scheduling, convenient locations, accelerated
curricula, and a simplified registration process. Perhaps the most
distinctive element of these programs is the “reality-based learning,”
or the process of integrating textbook theory with the student’s work
and life experience.
COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Bachelor of Science in Information Security meets needs for
specialists in information security at the professional level. It provides
successful graduates with a variety of technological skills needed
by organizations and businesses today. The program comprises
a fundamental understanding of the use, knowledge, function,
installation, and maintenance of computers and how they relate
to the security field. Topics include operating systems, database
systems, data communications, network security, computer
forensics, software security, networking fundamentals, Internet
programming, Web XML applications, and an information
security capstone project.
Practical in its design, the Bachelor of Science in Information
Security gives today’s information technology professionals the
opportunity to strengthen their current IT skills as well as broaden
their understanding of industry trends. This accelerated program
allows working adults to complete a professionally relevant Bachelor
of Science degree, opening up opportunities for career advancement
and enhanced marketability.
Prerequisites
To be admitted to the Accelerated B.S. in Information Security
Degree Completion program, a student needs:
• A minimum of 60 transferable semester units from accredited
colleges or universities
• Official transcripts from all schools attended (two copies)
• A 2.0 grade-point average or above in the transferred courses
• A writing sample that demonstrates written communication skills
(submitted at registration)
There are several program prerequisites which may be met from
academic, personal, or professional experiences that will be
assessed by a Background and Prerequisite Questionnaire,
including:
CS 205 or MCIS 101: Computer Applications
3
CS 210 or MCIS 102: Introduction to Programming
3
Requirements
39 units
Total Units Requirements:
A minimum of 39 semester units are required to complete this
program. Note: All units of Credit offered at Azusa Pacific University
are semester units. A total of 126 units are needed for the BSIS
degree and any elective courses included in the degree.
Prerequisite Courses
CS 205 or MCIS 101
CS 210 or MCIS 102
6 units
3
3
Program Requirements
Term I
BMGT
302
BSIS
BSIS
255
265
Adult Development
and Learning Assessment
Operating Systems
Computers and Telecommunications
3
3
3
Term II
BMGT
BSIS
BSIS
306
355
365
The Bible and Business Ethics
Internet Programming
Networking Fundamentals
3
3
3
Term III
BSIS
BSIS
BSIS
455
465
475
Computer and Network Security
Database Systems
Computer Forensics
3
3
3
Term IV
BMGT
BSIS
BSIS
BSIS
411
480
485
495
A Christian Worldview and the Professions
Software Security
Web XML Applications
Information Security Capstone Project
3
3
3
3
The Capstone Project
The capstone project is a significant information security project
requiring extensive research and development conducted under the
general guidance of an approved faculty member, and conforms to
departmental capstone project guidelines. The capstone project is
roughly equivalent in work to a typical master’s thesis, but the focus
is on application, research, development, and technical standards.
Projects are based on information security technology.
Course Descriptions
CS 120 Computer Literacy (3)
This PC-based course teaches the student what a computer is and
how to use it, with a brief introduction to microcomputer programming.
Other applications are taught hands-on, using word processing,
spreadsheet analysis, and database application programs. This
course includes a strong emphasis on the vocabulary and concepts
necessary to understand the use and technology of computers. It
may be used as a general elective, but does not apply as an elective
toward the computer science major or minor. However, it is strongly
recommended as a general elective for students who do not already
possess computer skills.
CS 205 Microcomputer Software Tools (3)
This PC-based course covers the basics of MS Windows and the use
of applications software as problem-solving tools. In-depth coverage
of popular word processing, database, and spreadsheet packages
is included.
CS 210 Microcomputer Programming (3)
This is a general, but rigorous, course in Web programming for any
student interested in learning this skill. Topics covered include
program design, sequence, selection, repetition, graphics, GUI
principles, arrays, HTML, and other applications. Students learn
a language such as Java, Javascript, or VBScript. This course is
recommended as a general elective for noncomputer science majors.
CS 220 Introduction to Computer Science (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Lab, 3 hours
Students are introduced to object-oriented programming, with a strong
emphasis on problem solving, design and analysis of algorithms, and
programming principles. Principles of object-oriented and structured
programming, problem analysis, and documentation are also covered.
An object-oriented language is used, and a weekly lab is required.
Students complete a number of programming projects. Recommended
prerequisite: MATH 110
CS 225 Fundamentals of Computer Science (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Lab, 3 hours
This course is a continuation of object-oriented programming and other
topics from CS 220. It also provides an introduction to the general
architecture of computers and elementary data structures. Problem
analysis, program design, development and implementation, and related
topics are covered. A weekly lab is required. Students complete a
number of programming projects. Prerequisite: CS 220
CS 250 Operating Systems (3)
This course provides an introduction to the basic functions of modern
operating systems. These include multitasking, process synchronization,
deadlocks, memory management, virtual memory, file systems,
protection, and security. The course also includes a comparative
analysis of several popular operating systems such as Windows XP,
Windows NT, OS/2, and UNIX. Prerequisite: CS 225
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CS 320 Data Structures (3)
This course provides a study of algorithms and their related data structures,
including linear lists, linked lists, trees, graphs, sorting techniques,
and dynamic storage allocation. Applications are implemented using
an appropriate computer language. Prerequisite: CS 225
CS 325 Database Management Systems (3)
Students learn about database concepts, relational and nonrelational
database systems, database environment, theory, and applications.
The design, development, and implementation of database systems are
included. A practical database project is developed by students utilizing
a popular database development system. Prerequisite: CS 225 or
department permission
CS 330 Systems Programming I (3)
This course provides an in-depth study of programming using appropriate
computer languages. Applications include systems programming
problems. Prerequisite(s): CS 225 or department permission
CS 340 Systems Programming II (3)
This programming class includes the architecture and organization
of microcomputer systems, fundamentals of assemblers, assembly
language programming, and advanced topics on the Intel 80X86
family of microprocessors. Students write several programs which
are assembled and run on Intel 80X86-based microcomputers.
Students become proficient at keyboard, screen, and disk I/O, as
well as character manipulation and screen graphics. Prerequisite:
CS 225 or department permission
CS 363 Web Programming (3)
This course is the study of website development, emphasizing
Web-based programming using open source software including
Apache Server, PHP, Linux, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and DHTML,
MySQL, and others. Included are the concepts, principles, procedures,
methods, tools, and techniques used in the development and management
of Internet websites. This includes the design, construction, implementation,
testing, and maintenance of complex websites using cutting-edge tools.
Sites are developed on the Linux platform. Each student makes assigned
presentations, develops small Web projects, serves on a development
team, and implements part of one major term project. Prerequisite: CS 225
CS 400 Compiler Construction (3)
This course covers some fundamental knowledge of languages and
automata as well as algorithms and implementation of compiler
construction. Regular languages, context-free languages, and contextsensitive languages are covered. Finite-state automata, push-down
automata, and multi-stack push-down automata are covered. Lexical
analyzer and parser techniques are covered in depth, as well as symbol
table generation and optimization. An almost complete subset of C is
used for construction compiler. Prerequisite: CS 320
CS 420 Telecommunications and Interfacing (3)
The principles, protocols, methods, and standards of telecommunications,
voice and data communication concepts, networking fundamentals,
system configuration, and state-of-the-art practical technology are
covered in this course, which includes some hands-on training.
Prerequisite: CS 330 or department permission
CS 425 Fundamentals of Network Administration (3)
This course provides an introduction to the three key network management
issues: cost analysis, security, and administration. Case studies and
laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: CS 420
or department permission
CS 430 Artificial Intelligence (3)
Principles of artificial intelligence, and the study, design, and
application of computer systems that model human intelligence are
the focus of this course. It includes instruction in one or more artificial
intelligence computer programming language (LISP and Prolog) expert
systems, recursion, natural language processing, and search techniques.
Students write several programs and complete a project. Prerequisite:
CS 225
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CS 435 Advanced Database Application Programming (3)
This course examines advanced concepts used in the development
of information system products. Topics include advanced database
programming, embedded database commands in high-level languages,
and expert system designed user interface concepts. Pertinent current
topics in information system development are also included. The course
includes a major team project which is implemented and tested during
the semester. Prerequisites: CS 325 and CS 330
CS 445 Computer Architecture and Organization (4)
This course studies the hardware components of computer systems,
including design considerations, implementation, interrelationships, and
performance. Combinational and sequential logic and their use in the
components of CPUs, buses, and interfaces are covered. Instruction
sets and an introduction to assembly-language programming are
included. Details include input/output, memory hierarchies, pipelining,
ALU operations, and CPU control. Processors include both CISC and
RISC, as well as multiprocessor systems. Prerequisites: CS 225 and
MATH 280 (MATH 280 may be taken concurrently)
CS 455/MATH 455 Numerical Analysis (3)
Approximation methods and their applications to computers are
covered, including error analysis, zeros of functions, systems of
equations, numerical integration, and differentiation. Applications are
programmed using an appropriate language. Prerequisites: CS 220 and
MATH 161
CS 460 Software Project (3)
The student completes an independent project in the development of a
nontrivial software system for an application of the student’s choice.
Prerequisites: CS 320 and CS 325
CS 470 Software Engineering I (3)
This course includes a study of the concepts, principles, techniques,
methods, procedures, and documents of software engineering.
Emphasis is placed on systematic approaches to software engineering
and the software life cycle. Each student participates in a major team
project. Prerequisites: CS 320 and CS 325
CS 480 Software Engineering II (3)
Students further study the concepts, principles, techniques,
methods, procedures, and documents of software engineering in this
course. The emphasis is on systematic approaches to software
engineering and software lifecycle. Each student participates in a
major team project. Prerequisite: CS 470
CS 495 Topics in Computer Science (1–3)
This course presents timely and new topics in computer science.
Different material is covered each time the course is offered. It may be
repeated for credit. Most topics require prerequisites which vary
according to the topic.
CS 496 Senior Seminar: Ethics in Computer Science (3)
This seminar provides a study of ethics, social, and moral implications of
computing and the various relevant aspects of computer science. Meets
the General Studies Senior Seminar requirement.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CS 497 Readings (1–4)
Consists of a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
CS 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique and
gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than 1
unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
CS 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result in
formal thesis, published article, electronic media, annotated recital, or
artistic creation of a material form. No more than 1 unit may be used to
fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An independent study fee is
assessed for each enrollment in this class. Prerequisites: Upper-division
Writing Intensive course completed or instructor’s permission, and
junior or senior standing
Accelerated Degrees in Computer Information
Systems, Information Security, and
Management Information Systems
BSIS 255 Operating Systems (3)
The functions of computer operating systems, including memory
management, hardware control, multi-tasking, batch-file programming,
and other relevant topics are taught. Students become proficient in
using current versions of several popular operating systems such as
Unix, Windows, Windows NT, OS, OS/2, and others. The course
includes a comparative analysis of the operating systems studied.
Prerequisites: MCIS 101 or Background and Prerequisite Questionnaire,
3 units in Micro Computer Programming, 3 elective units in Information
Security or Computer Information Systems
BSIS 265 Computers and Telecommunications (3)
The principles, techniques and applications of computers and
telecommunications are covered. Topics include state-of-the-art
practical technology, standards protocols, topologies, ISDN,
electronic/voicemail systems, electronic bulletin boards, network
performance proposals, and case studies. Instruction may include
projects. Prerequisite: BSIS 255 or department approval
BSIS 355 Internet Programming (3)
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software,
PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming
background with the applied skills to build professional- quality,
database-driven Internet sites. By integrating PHP and MYSQL with the
XHTML and CSS frameworks, students develop the skills to build
interactive Internet sites with authentication and security. Students apply
new concepts in both guided and free-form activities and expand the
functionality of a comprehensive Internet project that can be directly
translated or easily modified to be used as a real-world Internet application.
Prerequisite: BSIS 265 or department approval
BSIS 365 Networking Fundamentals (3)
This course offers students an opportunity to learn how network
software functions by using software development. The programs
required in this course are designed for a target environment involving a
large number of unknowns. Course time is devoted to the study of
alternative developmental models. Prerequisites: CS 210 and BSIS 355
BSIS 455 Computer and Network Security (3)
Security of information systems has become a critical concern in the
past few years. With many IT systems being developed or converted for
Internet access, and the growing concept of eBusiness, it is essential to
guarantee that these systems are secure against malicious attacks. As
an IT professional, students will appropriately and successfully design
security systems and integrate security mechanisms into existing
systems. Prerequisite: BSIS 365
BSIS 465 Database Systems (3)
Students learn about database concepts, relational and nonrelational
database systems, database environment, theory, and applications.
The design, development, and implementation of database systems are
included. A practical database project is developed by students utilizing
a popular database development system. Prerequisite: BSIS 255 or
department approval
BSIS 475 Computer Forensics (3)
This course examines digital forensics as it relates to both civil and
criminal investigations. The course content includes best practices in
securing, processing, acquiring, examining and reporting on digital
evidence. Students are exposed to current technologies and methods
as well as leading-edge techniques with practical-based projects and
research opportunities. Prerequisite: BSIS 465 or department approval
BSIS 480 Software Security (3)
In this course, students gain an appreciation for how security knowledge
is needed to operate telecommunications devices and use the results
effectively. Security expertise also helps teams address security in the
requirements and design phases, where analogous tools don’t exist and
where the majority of vulnerabilities are introduced—ensuring the early
detection and prevention of vulnerabilities. Prerequisite: BSIS 475 or
department approval
BSIS 485 Web XML Applications (3)
This course is the study of website development, emphasizing Web-based
programming using open source software including Apache Server, PHP,
Linux, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, MySQL, and others. Sites are
developed on the Linux platform. Each student makes assigned
presentations, develops small Web projects, and implements part of
one major term project. Prerequisite: BSIS 480 or department approval
BSIS 495 Information Security Capstone Project (3)
Students are guided and assisted in the completion of a capstone
project that addresses information security. The instructor reviews,
advises, offers suggestions for corrections and improvements, tests,
validates, and verifies the resulting products as delineated in the CAPS
Department of Computer Science Capstone Guidelines. Prerequisite:
BSIS 485 or department approval
BMGT 302 Adult Development and Learning Assessment (3)
An understanding of development and learning processes is cultivated.
Students conduct personal and professional assessments documented
by a portfolio. Additional credit for prior extracollegiate learning may be
earned through the portfolio.
BMGT 306 The Bible and Business Ethics (3)
This course introduces the student to moral issues involved in business
practice. Students reflect on what it means to be a good business
professional in the context of biblical wisdom, principles, and virtues,
and apply this wisdom to expedite the resolution of business and
management problems.
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BMGT 411 A Christian Worldview and the Professions (3)
Students develop an articulated worldview which can be applied to the
broader issues of society. They develop an integrated approach to
business and the common good, and formulate responses to the
worldview aspects of current professional and social issues.
MCIS 101 Computer Applications (3)
This PC-based course covers the basics of MS Windows and the use
of applications software as problem-solving tools. In-depth coverage
of popular word processing, database, and spreadsheet packages
is included.
CISS 315 Structured Programming I (3)
Students study programming language concepts and constructs,
including syntax and semantics, variables, data types, modules and
input/output. The course covers programming applications in a
computer programming language.
MCIS 102 Introduction to Programming (3)
Students are introduced to object-oriented programming with a strong
emphasis on problem solving, design and analysis of algorithms, and
programming principles. Principles of object-oriented and structured
programming, problem analysis, and documentation are also covered.
An object-oriented language is used, and a lab is required. Students
complete a number of programming projects. Prerequisite: MCIS 101
or department approval
CISS 325 Database Management Systems (3)
This course introduces students to fundamentals of database management,
including database concepts, the database environment, and relational
and nonrelational database systems. Also included are designing, building,
and using practical databases with fourth generation database software.
Students generate user interfaces and reports.
CISS 330 Systems Programming I, C++ Language (3)
This course teaches object-oriented programming concepts, methods,
and techniques using the popular and powerful C++ programming
language. Students are assigned programs which demonstrate the
power and flexibility of object programming.
CISS 335 Systems Programming II, C++ Language (3)
This is an advanced course in computer programming using the C++
language. This course emphasizes object programming techniques
and covers control structures, functions, arrays, pointers, structures,
memory allocation, and files.
CISS 350 Computer Algorithms (3)
A study of algorithms and related data structures, including linear lists,
linked lists, trees, graphs, sorting techniques, and dynamic storage
allocation, is included. Applications are implemented using an
appropriate computer language.
CISS 460 Software Project I (1)
This course integrates and extends the concepts and methodology
learned in other courses. Under the general guidance of a faculty
advisor but working independently in teams, students complete the
design phase, develop, and implement a completed capstone project
initiated in MCIS 470. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
CISS 461 Software Project II (1)
This course integrates and extends the concepts and methodology
learned in other courses. Under the general guidance of a faculty
advisor but working independently in teams, students complete the
design phase, develop, and implement a completed capstone project
initiated in MCIS 470. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
CISS 462 Software Project III (1)
This course integrates and extends the concepts and methodology
learned in other courses. Under the general guidance of a faculty
advisor but working independently in teams, students complete the
design phase, develop, and implement a completed capstone project
initiated in MCIS 470. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
CISS 470 Software Engineering I (3)
A study of the concepts, principles, techniques, methods, procedures,
and documents of software planning, requirements, design, development,
and implementations is offered. Included are systematic approaches to
software development and software life cycle. Students participate in a
major team project which is continued in CISS 460 and culminates in a
completed software product at the end of the program.
MCIS 250 Operating Systems (3)
This course provides an in-depth study of operating systems,
including concepts, functions, and requirements. Hands-on
experience complements a comparative study of several modern
operating systems.
MCIS 400 Client/Server Technology (3)
This course offers an exploration of client/server application development.
Client/server computing is a conceptual model. The client/server paradigm
expresses an optimal balance between the use of a personal computer
and the strict demand for data integrity necessary in an information
society. Client/server is rapidly becoming the dominant model for database
access. This course teaches client/server systems theory and application.
All students develop an application in the client/server environment.
MCIS 420 Telecommunications and Interfacing (3)
This course teaches the concepts, principles, and methods of
data communication, networking, network topologies, interfacing,
the Internet and other public networks, and current networking
technologies. This course includes limited hands-on applications.
MISS 340 Principles of Organization and Management (3)
Considered in this course are elements of managing (planning,
organizing, leading, and controlling) with particular emphasis upon
organizing and actuating responsibility and authority, delegation,
decentralization, the role of staff, line-staff relationships, committees,
board of directors, organization charting, formal and informal organization,
communication, and reaction to change.
MISS 346 Structured Systems Design (3)
Students study the concepts, principles, techniques, methods,
procedures, and documents of software planning, requirements,
design, development, and implementation. Included are systematic
approaches to software development and software life cycle. Students
participate in a major team project which is continued in MISS 446 and
culminates in a completed software product at the end of the program.
MISS 347 Computer Programming II (3)
Students study programming language concepts and constructs,
including syntax and semantics, variables, data types, modules, and
input/output. The course covers programming applications in a
computer programming language.
MISS 348 Database Program Development (3)
This course introduces students to fundamentals of database
management, including database concepts, the database environment,
and relational and nonrelational database systems. Also included are
designing, building, and using practical databases with fourth generation
database software. Students generate user interfaces and reports.
MISS 442 MIS Foundations (3)
This course comprises an introduction to management information
systems (MIS), including fundamentals and problem solving with
information technologies. Students become acquainted with the
computer hardware, software, telecommunications, and database
support systems relevant to the field. Prerequisite: MISS 340
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COMPUTER SCIENCE
MISS 443 IT Application and Management (3)
This course comprises an introduction to information technology (IT)
applications and management, including fundamentals and case
studies. Students become acquainted with MIS in business and
management and learn to approach the management of information
technology from the perspective of a changing global environment.
Prerequisite: MISS 442
MISS 446 Advanced Systems Management I (1)
In this course, the student integrates the knowledge and abilities gained
in other information systems courses with a comprehensive institutionrelated project. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
MISS 447 Advanced Systems Management II (1)
In this course, the student integrates the knowledge and abilities gained
in other information systems courses with a comprehensive institutionrelated project. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
MISS 448 Advanced Systems Management III (1)
In this course, the student integrates the knowledge and abilities gained
in other information systems courses with a comprehensive institutionrelated project. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Department of English
Faculty
Chair and Professor: David Esselstrom, Ph.D.
Professors: Joseph Bentz, Ph.D.; Nancy Brashear, Ph.D.;
Ralph Carlson, Ph.D.; Mark Eaton, Ph.D.; Diana Glyer, Ph.D.;
Emily Griesinger, Ph.D.; Christopher Noble, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Sarah Adams, Ph.D.; Thomas Allbaugh, Ph.D.;
Patricia Andujo, Ph.D.; Eric Drewry, Ph.D.; Andrea Ivanov, Ph.D.;
Adrien Lowery, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor: Kristen Sipper, Ph.D.
Participating Faculty
Director of Research and Professor: Carole Lambert, Ph.D.
Mission
The Department of English introduces students to significant works
of the literary imagination, guides their development in language and
composition, and encourages them to read attentively, reflect
deeply, write cogently, and express themselves creatively, all to
glorify God and serve others.
Goals
1. Introduce students to significant works of the literary imagination.
2. Guide student development in language and composition.
3. Encourage attentive reading, deep reflection, cogent writing, and
creative expression of all students to glorify God and serve others.
Department Overview
English is a fundamental liberal art at a university such as Azusa
Pacific. The following four objectives demonstrate the centrality of
English to the curriculum. The program certifies the writing skills of
all students to be at the collegiate level and enhances those skills
involving research, personal and creative expression, and expository
and argumentative modes. It provides literature and film courses that
contribute to the cultural experience of students and enriches their
enjoyment of literature as an avenue to truth and social comment
as well as self-expression. The program offers a balanced selection
of courses in writing, film, and literature for students majoring in
English, so that their breadth of reading and literary analysis includes
the best world literature and the development of critical skills currently
practiced by the finest literary critics. The program satisfies
professional needs, especially of prospective teachers.
Beyond the three general goals of APU’s English curriculum, the
following specific outcomes represent the department’s intention
for the course offerings and requirements in General Studies and
the major:
• Assist students in achieving familiarity with a wide range of texts
from varying traditions, cultures, and eras
• Equip students with the critical vocabulary, background, and
analytical tools necessary to both appreciate and evaluate
literary texts, including film
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• Encourage students to understand and apply the heritage of
literary criticism and theory
• Help students relate the lessons and values found in literature,
film, and literary criticism to contemporary life
• Assist students in acquiring a working familiarity with the
history of rhetoric and composition theory, along with linguistic
theory and practice
• Ensure that students develop clear, concise, and effective
prose styles reflecting the differing purposes for writing both in
academia and in society
• Afford students experience with in-class presentations and
teaching practices which demonstrate the techniques,
methods, and resources required to teach language arts
and literature
• Enable students to experience and understand the process of
achieving successful writing by providing constructive feedback
from diagnosis of initial stages to evaluation of final products
The English major allows students to choose among three
concentrations: literature, teaching, and writing. The lowerdivision requirements and the upper-division core requirements
are the same for all concentrations, providing a common
foundation in literature, writing, and language for all English
majors. The selection of a concentration and specific courses
within that concentration should be made only upon consultation
with an English faculty advisor.
Career Opportunities
Teaching is still a strong interest of many English majors, but
equally valid are career goals in ministry, law, business, medicine,
and government services. Communication areas such as advertising,
technical writing, editing, publishing, library science, or any field
that requires clarity of written expression and the ability to analyze
and organize effective responses are valid career opportunities.
English majors are encouraged to double major or at least minor in
a complementary field, such as business, religion, psychology, or
communication, so that their language skills can be applied to a
different field of professional employment.
English Major
24–25 units
(Literature and Writing Concentrations)
All English majors in the literature and writing concentrations must
complete the lower-division and upper-division core requirements
below, as well as all requirements for a concentration. All English
majors must take at least one literature course from a period prior
to the 18th century. Courses that meet this requirement include
ENGL 222, ENGL 324, and ENGL 344. English majors must
maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in all
courses credited towards their major.
Lower-division Core Courses
ENGL
110
9 units
Freshman Writing Seminar+
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
111
Introduction to Literature*
ENGL
112
Introduction to Literary Analysis*
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
222
English Literature Survey to 1789
ENGL
232
English Literature Survey since 1789
3
3
Upper-division Core Courses
ENGL
402
15–16 units
Principles of Language
Select one of the following:
ENGL
324
World Literature to the Renaissance*
ENGL
334
World Literature since the Renaissance*
HUM
322
Humanities Seminar II:
Literary Masterpieces*
(3 units on Azusa campus,
4 units at High Sierra Semester)
3
3
3
3–4
ENGLISH
Select one of the following:
ENGL
344
American Literature to 1865*
ENGL
354
American Literature since 1865*
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
301
Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL
302
Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL
303
Creative Writing: Drama and Film
ENGL
304
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
487
Literary Movements^
ENGL
488
Significant Authors^
ENGL
489
Literary Topics^
3
3
3
+Meets a University Skills requirement
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^In recognition of the importance of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in shaping the literary
landscape of the 21st century, multicultural topics and authors are embedded in courses
throughout the literature core. In addition, at least one offering of ENGL 487, ENGL 488, or
ENGL 489 each year will focus on multicultural topics and authors, such as Postcolonial
and Third World literature, significant authors (African American, Hispanic, Asian American,
Native American, Jewish, etc.), and images of women in literature. Contact the department
for current course descriptions as topics vary from semester to semester.
Literature Concentration
Required Courses
ENGL
ENGL
377
480
18 units
6 units
Shakespeare***
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Electives
3
3
12 units
Select 12 units from the following:
ENGL
222
English Literature to 1789^^
3
ENGL
232
English Literature since 1789^^
3
ENGL
311
Film and Literature
3
ENGL
324
World Literature to the Renaissance*/^^
3
ENGL
334
World Literature since the Renaissance*/^^ 3
ENGL
344
American Literature to 1865*/^^
3
ENGL
354
American Literature since 1865*/^^
3
ENGL
364
American Ethnic Literature
3
ENGL
374
African American Literature
3
ENGL
410
American Novel**
3
ENGL
434
Children’s Literature**
3
ENGL
435
Social and Psychological
Aspects of Language
3
ENGL
436
Adolescent Literature
3
ENGL
466
British Novel
3
ENGL
486
Topics in Film Analysis
3
ENGL
487
Literary Movements^^^
3
ENGL
488
Significant Authors^^^
3
ENGL
489
Literary Topics^^^
3
ENGL
496
Senior Seminar*
3
ENGL
497
Readings
3
ENGL
498
Directed Research
1–4
ENGL
499
Thesis/Project
3
HUM
322
Humanities Seminar II:
Literary Masterpieces*
3–4
(3 units on the Azusa campus,
4 units at High Sierra Semester)
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^^If not taken as part of the English major core requirements
^^^ENGL 487, ENGL 488, and ENGL 489 may be repeated only once to fulfill this
requirement.
Writing Concentration
18 units
Select 18 units from the following:
(At least 6 of the 18 units in the concentration must be ENGL classes.)
ART
120
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
ART
281
Graphic Design I
3
ART
382
Webpage Design I
3
ART
383
Graphic Design II
3
ART
384
Webpage Design II
3
COMM 302
Rhetorical Theory
3
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
ENGL
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
JOUR
301
302
303
304
360
361
404
406
425
490
496
497
210
250
300
315
325
JOUR
JOUR
420
425
Creative Writing: Fiction^^
Creative Writing: Poetry^^
Creative Writing: Drama and Film^^
Creative Writing: Nonfiction^^
Technical and Professional Writing
Freelance Magazine Article Writing
Approaches to Grammar
Advanced Composition***
Advanced Creative Writing
Writing Internship^^^
Senior Seminar*
Readings
Introduction to Journalism
Public Relations
Editing
Multimedia Publishing and Design
Student Publication Workshop
(1 unit at a time)
Entertainment Reporting
Opinion and Editorial Writing
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^^If not taken as part of the English major core requirements
^^^While not required, ENGL 490 is strongly recommended for students intending a
writing career.
English Major
27 units
(Teaching Concentration)
All English majors with a teaching concentration must complete the
lower-division and upper-division core requirements below, as well
as all requirements for the concentration. All English majors must
take at least one literature course from a period prior to the 18th
century. Courses that meet this requirement include ENGL 222,
ENGL 324, and ENGL 344.
English majors must maintain a cumulative grade-point average
of 2.0 or higher in all courses credited towards their major. For
admissions to the APU teaching credential program, English majors
with a teaching concentration must maintain a grade-point average
of at least 3.0.
Lower-division Core Courses
ENGL
COMM
110
111
12 units
Freshman Writing Seminar+
Public Communication+
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
111
Introduction to Literature*
ENGL
112
Introduction to Literary Analysis*
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
222
English Literature to 1789
ENGL
232
English Literature since 1789
3
3
Upper-division Core Courses
ENGL
402
15 units
Principles of Language
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
324
World Literature to the Renaissance*
ENGL
334
World Literature since the Renaissance*
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
344
American Literature to 1865*
ENGL
354
American Literature since 1865*
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
301
Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL
302
Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL
303
Creative Writing: Drama and Film
ENGL
304
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
3
3
3
3
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Select one of the following:
ENGL
364
American Ethnic Literature^
ENGL
374
African American Literature^
ENGL
487
Literary Movements^
ENGL
488
Significant Authors^
ENGL
489
Literary Topics^
3
3
3
3
3
+Meets a University Skills requirement
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
^In recognition of the importance of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in shaping the
literary landscape of the 21st century, multicultural topics and authors are embedded in
courses throughout the literature core. In addition, at least one offering of ENGL 487,
ENGL 488, or ENGL 489 each year will focus on multicultural topics and authors,
such as Postcolonial and Third-World literature, significant authors (African American,
Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, Jewish, etc.), and images of women in
literature. Contact the department for current course descriptions as topics vary from
semester to semester.
Teaching Concentration
36 (49) units
Required Courses
For admission to the APU teaching credential program, English
majors must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0.
ENGL
377
ENGL
404
ENGL
405
ENGL
406
ENGL
436
ENGL
480
ENGL 3xx-4xx
Shakespeare***
Approaches to Grammar
American English Language History
Advanced Composition***
Adolescent Literature
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Upper-division Literature Course
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
222
English Literature Survey to 1789^^
ENGL
232
English Literature Survey since 1789^^
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
324
World Literature to the Renaissance*/^^
ENGL
334
World Literature since the Renaissance*/^^
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
344
American Literature to 1865*/^^
ENGL
354
American Literature since 1865*/^^
3
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
361
Freelance Magazine Writing
JOUR
210
Introduction to Journalism
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT
110
Introduction to Acting
TFT
213
Introduction to the Theater
3
3
Additional Requirements
13 units
In addition, students must complete field experience by permission or
by taking:
EDLS
300
Introduction to Teaching
as a Profession, K–12
4
Students should also complete prerequisites for the professional
credential program as follows:
EDLS
405
Diversity in the Classroom***
POLI
150
American Government*
PSYC
290
Human Growth and Development*
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^^Whichever course was not taken as part of the English major core requirements
NOTE: Appropriate substitutions or transfer credit for the upperconcentration electives will be accepted only after evaluation and
adjudication by the department advisor and chair. This is a
CCTC-approved program which waives the English CSET exam.
English Minor
24 units
The lower-division core requirements are the same for minors and
majors (literature and writing concentrations). Upper-division courses
for the minor should be chosen in consultation with an English
advisor and total 15 units, of which 3 units may be a 200-level
course. English minors must maintain a cumulative grade-point
average of 2.0 or higher in all courses credited toward their minor.
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Course Descriptions
ENGL 099 College Reading and Critical Thinking (2)
Students actively work to develop prerequisite skills needed to handle
the reading demands in a college-level setting. This course is also
designed to prepare the limited reader with critical reading material
representing controversial issues that are commonly the subject of college
debate. This course is required during the first semester for students
with SAT I Verbal of 470 and below or ACT Reading at 19 and below.
Credit for this course does not count toward graduation.
ENGL 100 Basic Writing (3)
This course focuses on the language skills needed to successfully enter
ENGL 110 Freshman Writing Seminar. Emphasis on sentences,
paragraphs, and expository patterns, combined with individual attention
to writing and reading weaknesses, enable the student to understand
the writing process–from generating topics to revising for audience and
clarity. Students with a verbal SAT I score below 580 (500 on SAT
verbal) take a diagnostic test during registration; those scoring high on
the diagnostic test are exempt from ENGL 100 and may register for
ENGL 110. A diagnostic essay must be passed successfully at the end
of the course in order for students to be eligible for ENGL 110 entrance.
Does not meet the General Studies requirement for University Skills
and Requirements.
ENGL 102 Study Skills and Strategies (1)
This course helps students become effective, efficient learners. It covers
such topics as learning styles, motivational patterns, time management,
test taking, study reading, and note taking.
ENGL 110 Freshman Writing Seminar (3)
This course promotes the development of analytical and writing skills
through composition of expository essays. Seminar topics addressing
issues pertinent to Christian liberal arts vary per instructor. Universal
requirements include argumentative and research papers. Meets the
general studies requirement for University Skills and Requirements
ENGL 111 Introduction to Literature (3)
This course is an introduction to fiction, drama, and poetry. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Language and Literature
ENGL 112 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3)
An introduction to English as a discipline with varying fields of specialization,
this course instructs students in the analysis of literary texts through close
reading, theory, application, and in traditional and electronic research
skills in the humanities. Meets the General Studies core requirement in
Language and Literature
ENGL 211/TFT 211 Introduction to Film (3)
This course is an introduction to film as a narrative and visual medium,
emphasizing the terms, methods, and techniques of film analysis.
Students view and discuss films in terms of plot structure, character
development, themes, genres, and literary sources. Some attention is
given to the history of cinema, film criticism and theory, as well as film
production from development through distribution.
ENGL 222 English Literature Survey to 1789 (3)
A chronological study of English literature from the beginning through
the Neoclassical period is provided in this course.
ENGL 232 English Literature Survey since 1789 (3)
A chronological study of English literature from the Romantic through
the Modern periods is provided in this course.
ENGL 301 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
In a writing workshop, students read, analyze, and write prose fiction,
concentrating on plot, character, setting, and theme in the short story.
ENGL 302 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
Students survey trends in the prior century’s English language poetry in
support of their own writing of both an analytical paper and a poetry
portfolio that includes traditional and free forms.
ENGLISH
ENGL 303/TFT 303 Creative Writing: Drama and Film (3)
This course examines the art and craft of writing for the stage, film, or
television. Students learn to analyze and evaluate their audience, their
writing tasks, and their communication goals, and then match these
exterior concerns of craft to their interior quest to say something
meaningful to themselves and others.
ENGL 304 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (3)
This course examines the art and technique of creative nonfiction.
Students analyze fictional techniques such as plot and characterization,
and learn to use them in writing about subjects of their own choosing.
Some focus is given to the art of memoir as a literary genre.
ENGL 311 Film and Literature (3)
This course is an introduction to film and literature as related,
though distinct, cultural forms. Students examine the similarities and
differences between film and literature, with an emphasis on movies as a
narrative and visual medium. Students become familiar with the terms,
methods, and techniques of film analysis, and view and discuss films
in terms of plot structure, character development, themes, genres,
and literary sources. Some attention is given to the history of cinema,
film criticism and theory, as well as film production from development
through distribution.
ENGL 324 World Literature to the Renaissance (3)
Students review world literature from Confucius to Dante. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Language and Literature
ENGL 334 World Literature since the Renaissance (3)
Students review world literature from the Renaissance to the 20th century,
excluding British and American literature. Meets the General Studies core
requirement in Language and Literature
ENGL 344 American Literature to 1865 (3)
Major writers and literary movements in America through the Civil War
are examined. Meets the General Studies core requirement in Language
and Literature
ENGL 354 American Literature since 1865 (3)
Representative writers and major types of American literature since
the Civil War are featured. Meets the General Studies core requirement
in Language and Literature
ENGL 360 Technical and Professional Writing (3)
This course acquaints students with the writing conventions of the
professional and technical communities. It helps students understand
writing as an essential analytical and communication tool in the professional
world and gives them experience in writing proposals, incorporating
graphics, and writing for clients to solve problems encountered in that
world. Prerequisite: ENGL 110
ENGL 361 Freelance Magazine Article Writing (3)
This course provides training in writing and marketing various types
of nonfiction articles in professional magazines. Students gain experience
in writing such articles as book reviews, personal experience articles,
personal profiles, how-to articles, devotional articles, and human
interest features.
ENGL 364 American Ethnic Literature (3)
Depending on the section and emphasis, students read selections
by African American, Asian American, Jewish, Latino/Latina, Native
American, and possibly Euro-American writers. Topics may include
canon formation, the American Dream, gender, equality, ethnicity,
globalization, hybridity, immigration, multiculturalism, pluralism, race,
and religion.
ENGL 374 African American Literature (3)
This course examines African American literature from its beginnings
in oral tradition to the present. Selected readings vary. Topics to be
addressed may include race, class, ethnicity, gender, language, slavery,
equality, freedom, folklore, miscegenation, passing, pluralism, religion,
segregation, syncretism, canon formation, and more.
ENGL 377 Shakespeare (3)
Students undertake a representative study of Shakespeare’s sonnets,
dramas, comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances. Meets the
General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
ENGL 402 Principles of Language (3)
This course provides an introductory survey of the nature and use of
language: basic speech sounds, syllable structure, word formation,
grammar systems, language acquisition and variation, historical aspects
of language change, and their relevance to language teachers.
ENGL 404 Approaches to Grammar (3)
Traditional and modern analyses of grammar are covered, providing a
grounding in the traditional eight parts of speech and a grounding in the
modern 12 lexical categories and their subcategories; a study of phrase,
clause, and sentence types; and an overview of transformational and other
modern perspectives on grammar and grammar teaching. Prerequisite:
ENGL 402
ENGL 405 American English Language History (3)
A study of the origins and development of the English language within the
Indo-European language family and the growth of American English as a
unique and dynamic variety among the several major offshoots of British
English is the focus of this course. Prerequisites: ENGL 404
ENGL 406 Advanced Composition (3)
This course in advanced composition is especially for students
contemplating teaching at the elementary or secondary level and of
interest to students wanting to learn more about their own writing
processes and writing instruction. The course includes direct instruction
and practice in writing in various forms, examining various composition
theories and practices, and observing and practicing the teaching of
composition, all based on the idea that writing is best learned
through writing and learning how to teach it. Meets the General
Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
ENGL 410 American Novel (3)
Students engage in extensive reading and analysis of selected romances
and novels from 1800 to the present. This course traces the development
of the genre in its American form and content. Meets the General Studies
elective requirement
ENG 425 Advanced Creative Writing (3)
In a workshop setting, students read, write, analyze, and critique
advanced work in one of the following areas: poetry, fiction, nonfiction,
or playwriting/screenwriting. Prerequisites: ENGL 301 or ENGL 302
or ENGL 303 or ENGL 304. The appropriate prerequisite must be
met to enroll in a particular section. This course may be repeated as
the topics vary.
ENGL 434 Children’s Literature (3)
Literature, classical as well as contemporary, interesting to children
through adolescence and of value to all who work with children either
professionally or as parents, is covered in this course. Meets the
General Studies elective requirement
ENGL 435 Social and Psychological Aspects of Language (3)
Students engage in a study of cognitive and social aspects of language
affecting acquisition and use; comprehension and use of sentences;
language memory and production; political and social implications of
language; social roles, bilingualism, codes, and code switching; and
second-language acquisition and language planning.
ENGL 436 Adolescent Literature (3)
This course is a study of literature for adolescent readers, traditionally
those in the teen years. It aims to acquaint the student with both
popular and enduring works, and provides close critical reading of both.
Criticisms of adolescent literature, as well as classroom applications for
the works, are included in the class. The course is an upper-division
elective in English and of particular use to students planning to teach.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110, and either ENGL 111 or ENGL 112
ENGL 466 British Novel (3)
Students explore the origins and development of British fiction, reading
representative novels from the 18th century to the present.
ENGL 480 Contemporary Literary Criticism (3)
This course explores theories about literature and critical approaches
to literature. The testing of theories and the working out of the critical
approaches occur through studying excerpts from selected works of
literature. This course may be interesting not only to English majors,
but also to students of philosophy, theology, and history, for what one
learns about critical approaches to a literary text can be applied to all texts.
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ENGL 486/TFT 486 Topics in Film Analysis (3)
This course examines the terms, methods, and techniques of film
analysis in the context of a special topic that varies each semester
depending on the instructor (e.g., film noir, images of women in film,
Shakespeare on film, the western). Emphasis is on formal analysis of
film language, with consideration of other critical approaches to film.
ENGL 487 Literary Movements (3)
Students in this course study the literary texts, historical contexts, and
critical debates of a significant literary period or movement. Course
content may include exploration of corresponding cultural phenomena
such as visual and performing arts, music, and film. Possible periods
include Romantic, Postmodern, Classical, and Medieval. Selection
varies depending on student interest and faculty availability. Repeatable
once towards the literature concentration
ENGL 488 Significant Authors (3)
Students in this course undertake intensive study of one, two, or three
major authors. Possible authors include Chaucer, Dickinson, Austen and
Woolf, C.S. Lewis, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and Mark Twain, among others.
Selection varies depending on student interest and faculty availability.
Repeatable once towards the literature concentration.
ENGL 489 Literary Topics (3)
Students in this course study literary topics and genres in English,
American, and world literature. Possible topics include images of women
in literature, religious autobiography, science fiction, and literature of the
American West, among others. Selection varies depending on student
interest and faculty availability. Repeatable once towards the literature
concentration.
ENGL 490 Writing Internship (3)
This course provides practical application of the writing skills learned in
the classroom. Internships are arranged individually for the students and
supervised directly by the instructor. Experiences may include working
for publishers, magazines, public relations firms, and other organizations
in which writing is emphasized. Enrollment is contingent upon department
approval. Meets the General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive
requirement
ENGL 496 Senior Seminar: English and the Professions (3)
This course is designed to help students integrate their Christian faith
and values with their private and public lives as professionals in the
careers established for the English major, such as teaching, ministry,
law, business, medicine, government service, and library science. The
assigned readings, class discussions, and required essays and thesis
aid in the process of integration. Meets the General Studies Senior
Seminar requirement
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
ENGL 497 Readings (1–4)
Consists of a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a student
of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An independent
study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
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ENGL 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique and
gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
ENGL 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience, involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result
in formal thesis, published article, or electronic media. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisites: Upper-division Writing Intensive course completed or
instructor’s permission, and junior or senior standing
Humanities
HUM 222/322 Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces (3, 4)
This course offers a study of selected literary texts from a variety
of cultures and genres taught by a faculty tutor in an integrative,
interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa campus, this is a 3-unit course.
At the High Sierra Semester, it is worth 4 units and is to be taken with
one or more other Humanities Seminar(s). HUM 222 and HUM 322 may
not be taken concurrently, and additional work is required in
HUM 322. This course may be repeated once for credit as the topic
varies. Meets the General Studies core requirement in Language
and Literature.
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
GLOBAL STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY, AND TESOL
Department of Global Studies,
Sociology, and TESOL
Faculty
Chair and Professor: Richard Robison, Ph.D.
Professors: Richard Christopherson, Ph.D.; Paul Hertig, Ph.D.;
Richard Slimbach, Ph.D.; Mary Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: David Miyahara, Ph.D.; Carrie Peirce, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Grace Bahng, Ph.D.; Nori Henk, Ph.D.
Lecturers (part time): Ryan Bell, D.Min.; Heather Busse, M.A.;
Elizabeth Fang, M.A.; Young Lee Hertig, Ph.D.; Michael Itagaki, M.A.;
Lauren Maher, M.A.; Joel Matthews, M.A.; Linda McAnnally, Ph.D.;
Catherine Reyes, Ph.D.; Teresa Ubovich, M.A.; Frances Wu, Ph.D.
Department Overview
The Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL supports
two majors: global studies and sociology, and three minors: global
studies, sociology, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages (TESOL). A description of each program follows.
Global Studies Major
48 units
Introduction
The global studies major offers a framework of study for students
interested in the interrelations of peoples and nations. These
relationships are diverse and complex, operate at different levels
(economic, social, religious, intellectual, political, and environmental),
and cross over political boundaries and geographical distance.
Consequently, students in the major are able to explore global
issues from a broader perspective than in traditional majors.
All students majoring or minoring in global studies must maintain a
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all university coursework.
Mission
The mission of the global studies program is to attract and
develop an exceptional group of world learners through a unique
combination of individualized mentoring, multidisciplinary coursework,
intercultural field work, and compassionate action. The aim is to form
students with the global knowledge, intercultural grace, practical
learning skills, and moral imaginativeness to support vocations
dedicated to promoting God’s truth and justice in the world.
Learning Outcomes
The targeted outcomes for this program are as follows:
1. Global awareness: Students articulate an understanding of the
interconnections (social, economic, environmental) of the world
community, along with the global conditions and systems that
affect the well-being of human communities and ecosystems.
2. Multidisciplinary understanding: Students demonstrate the
use of various disciplinary perspectives and tools in identifying
and analyzing the chains of cause and effect in relation to
complex global problems, and to imagine alternative ways of
addressing them.
3. Perspective taking: Students demonstrate the ability to
constantly question the source of their cultural assumptions and
ethical judgments, leading to the habit of seeing things through
the eyes of others.
4. Transcultural identity: Students demonstrate the ability to
transcend exclusive identification with one’s cultural and national
group in order to attach concern to all people equally in the
context of their nationality, race, or religion.
5. Moral-spiritual intelligence: Students evidence the personal
“heart” quality of empathy, inquisitiveness, initiative, flexibility,
humility, sincerity, gentleness, justice, and joy within specific
intercultural contexts.
6. Ethical commitments: Students evidence the willingness to
take a level of personal responsibility for conditions that negatively
affect the Earth and its inhabitants, and the confidence that they
can arrest and reverse these conditions.
7. World learning: Students demonstrate the ability to discover
relevant local knowledge on issues of global significance through
systematic observation, active listening, field-note writing, and
structured reflection.
8. Language development: Students demonstrate the ability
to communicate in a foreign language with appropriate body
language and sociocultural etiquette.
9. Collaborative involvement: Students demonstrate the ability to
apply cultural knowledge and practical skills in field projects that
address community issues in partnership with local residents.
10. Lifestyle change: Students identify their moral obligations in
relation to the wider world and alter their lifestyles in order to “do
justly” on personal levels.
11. Faith integration: Students demonstrate an introductory ability
to apply biblical insights to an interpretation of and response to
human differences and various social problems.
Career Opportunities
The major is appropriate for students wishing to pursue specialized
graduate study and/or careers in community development, nonprofit
management, world missions, social work, urban policy and planning,
public diplomacy, urban education, and language education (e.g.,
TESOL). The employment market for individuals with foreign
language ability, crosscultural research skills, urban experiences,
and multidisciplinary world knowledge is expanding rapidly.
Curriculum
The global studies major is much more than a traditional list of
courses to complete. It is a dynamic, unfolding, and individualized
set of learning experiences—some occurring within a formal classroom
environment and others within domestic (local, regional) and
international field settings. Students complete over half of the
49-unit curriculum through two field study programs: one in
central Los Angeles (L.A. Term) and the other within materially
poor communities within Latin America, Africa, or Asia (Global
Learning Term). In both settings, students are challenged to
apply conceptual knowledge to an interpretation of complex
social realities, and to do so while negotiating the stress of
living and learning in unfamiliar milieus.
The major unfolds in the following five phases:
Phase 1: Multidisciplinary Coursework
Students entering the global studies program are assigned a faculty
advisor who serves as a resource guide, mentor, and friend. During
phase one, students learn about themselves and the world by
sampling the liberal arts (General Studies), mixing with peers, and
advising with faculty mentors. GLBL 301 Anthropology for Everyday
Life (3), a foundational course, is completed during sophomore
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year. The course aims to equip students with a limited set of fieldbased culture-learning techniques (including participant observation
and informal interviewing) that are used during the L.A. Term (Phase 2)
and Global Learning Term (Phase 4). Students learn how to conduct
interviews, compose fieldnotes, synthesize cultural information, and
write an interpretative ethnographic account.
Phase 2: Los Angeles Term
Los Angeles offers a rich and deeply challenging context for world
learning. For an entire semester, students live with culturally different
host families in central L.A., intern with advocacy-oriented community
organizations, rely exclusively on public transportation, and complete
15 units of interdisciplinary coursework. The coursework is rooted in
the disciplines of urban sociology, social anthropology and comparative
religions, and aims to help students think systemically—that is, to
understand how local realities are shaped by broader demographic,
political, economic, and cultural systems that operate at regional,
national, and global levels. The curriculum includes: GLBL 315 Urban
Culture (3), GLBL 318 Urban Systems (3), GLBL 345 Urban Religious
Movements (3), and GLBL 330 Community Transformation (6).
Phase 3: Pre-Global Learning Term (GLT) Preparation
The Global Studies program regards study and service in international
settings as an extension of students’ prior engagement in local and
regional settings. During Phase 3, students return to campus and
set out to complete preparations for their second off-campus term:
the Global Learning Term (GLT). Several courses aim to “bridge” the
domestic, multicultural learning of L.A. Term with the international,
cross-cultural learning featured on the GLT. GLBL 320 Global
Engagement in the 21st Century (3) invites students to apply
experiences and insights from the L.A. Term to a distinctively
Christian understanding of and response to community-based,
global issues. In GLBL 305 Peoples and Places (3) students
actually organize their GLT, first through an in-depth survey of
“third world” realities, and then by setting up field relations
(community internships, family stays, research projects) at their
destination site. Particular emphasis is placed on the ethical
responsibilities of educational travelers. HIST 210 World Geography
assists students in GLT preparations by familiarizing them with the
physical and human characteristics of various world regions. Students
also select a political science course (from three options) that
challenges them to consider how different political histories and
economic realities shape the way citizens think and act. This
rounds out their pre-GLT preparations.
Phase 4: Global Learning Term (GLT)
While the GLT shares certain elements in common with conventional
study abroad there are some noteworthy differences. Students travel
exclusively to sites in the so-called “Third World” (or to “Third World”
peoples in the First World, like North Africans in France) rather than
to popular destinations in Europe or Australia. The average term
extends to six or seven months in order to facilitate intensive
language learning and cultural adaptation. Also, instead of being
sequestered within a university compound, living in foreigner-only
dorms and going to special classes taught in English, students
live with local families in marginal communities and complete
“contracted” coursework in a self-directed manner. Conventional
study abroad typically sends groups of 20-30 foreigners to foreign
field sites. By contrast, GLT participants travel to their destination
sites in pairs. They then live and serve independently in order to
establish a social-emotional support system made up primarily
of host nationals. There is no “resident director” orchestrating
(and chaperoning) students’ daily activities. Instead, most of the
decision-making responsibility is “de-centered” to the students
themselves. All of this lends certain “intensity” to the experience,
requiring GLT students to be self-motivated, self-organized, and
morally self-regulating, not to mention a bit intrepid.
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The GLT curriculum is designed to fully immerse learners in the local
context, and is structured around “core” and “elective” courses. The
three core courses are GLBL 325 Family Organization (3), GLBL 335
International Internship (3-6), and GLBL 350 Global Study Project
(3). There are also two elective courses: GLBL 340 Community Life
(3) and GLBL 101 Self-Directed Language Learning I (4). Although
courses are completed in a self-directed mode, they are highly
structured; each course includes a detailed set of step-by-step
procedures. Students complete each of their study, service, and
research projects under the combined direction of an APU faculty
advisor and in-field guides. A minimum residence of four months in a
foreign community challenges them to adapt to a radically different
way of life while also receiving the necessary support to successfully
manage stress.
Phase 5: Re-Integration and Application
Many students return from their GLT with life perspectives profoundly
altered, and may find it difficult to “fit in” any longer. British anthropologist
Victor Turner described this mental state as liminality, where students
find themselves “betwixt and between” two ways of life. Rather than
consider this state as something to ‘get over’ as soon as possible,
students are encouraged to see it as a creative moment, a sacred
space of possibility. Liminal persons are positioned, perhaps for the
first time in their lives, to think about themselves, their home culture,
and the larger world in new ways.
Student “re-integration” is facilitated by means of four final courses.
GLBL 425 Integration and Formation Seminar (1) allows students to
swap stories, assess changes in themselves, and begin exploring
various ethical dilemmas related to how the world works. Three
additional courses—GLBL 465 Globalization and Development (3),
GLBL 420 Sustainable Societies (3) and GLBL 496 Senior Seminar:
Global Issues and Prospects (3)—equip students to re-interpret
their relation to the world. Studies extend from an evaluation of
the impact of modernity and modern development interventions
on poor communities worldwide to how global cities might better
meet the human and environmental challenges of the next 50
years. During Senior Seminar, students further refine the communitybased research undertaken during GLT (see GLBL 350 above). They
learn to both interpret their findings in light of the biblical teaching on
shalom, and then publicly present their research to an audience of
faculty and peers. A final program evaluation marks the official end
of their global studies journey.
Requirements
On-campus Coursework
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
HIST
301
305
320
420
425
465
496
210
25 units
Anthropology for Everyday Life**/***
Peoples and Places
Global Engagement in the 21st Century
Sustainable Societies
Integration and Formation Seminar
Globalization and Development
Senior Seminar: Global Issues and Prospects*
World Geography
3
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
POLI
POLI
POLI
320
385
390
Comparative Politics
3
Politics of Developing Countries
3
History and Politics of the Non-Western World 3
Los Angeles Term (all 15 units required)
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
315
318
330
345
Urban Culture
Urban Systems
Community Transformation
Urban Religious Movements
15 units
3
3
6
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Global Learning Term Coursework
Required coursework
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
325
335
350
9 units minimum
Family Organization
International Internship
Global Study Project
3
3–6
3
Recommended Electives
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
101
102
340
Self-directed Language Learning I+
Self-directed Language Learning II+
Community Life
4
4
3
Other Recommended Electives
ECON
GLBL
HIST
SOC
SOC
SOC
SOCW
THEO
371
310
121
120
358
471
400
480
Comparative Economics
Intercultural Communications**
World Civilizations since 1648*
Introduction to Sociology*
Human Diversity**
Qualitative Social Research Methods***
Grant and Proposal Writing
Theologies of Liberation
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
+Meets the University Skills foreign language requirement
Requirements for the
Global Studies Minor
25–27 units
The global studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that adds a
rich, experience-based intercultural emphasis to any student’s major
course of study. Whereas global studies majors complete both the
Los Angeles Term (domestic/multicultural) and the Global Learning
Term (international/cross-cultural) programs, minors choose one of
the two programs with the guidance of their faculty advisor. They
then take a combination of “common” and “track” specific courses.
Why a regional program in a global curriculum? The simple answer is
that global learning can no longer be defined either by the exoticness
of cultures or geographic distance from home. The realities of
L.A. and the wider world—whether cultural, economic, political
or environmental—interpenetrate and mutually define each other.
Students opting for the L.A. Term track interact with peoples and
cultural forms from throughout the world, even as students who
choose the GLT track encounter peoples and places abroad that
are profoundly shaped by financial flows and cultural products
originating in cities like Los. Angeles.
Common courses required for both tracks
GLBL
301
Anthropology for Everyday Life**/***
3
Select one of the following:
POLI
320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI
385
Politics of the Developing World
3
POLI
390
History and Politics of the Non-Western World 3
Choose one of the two tracks listed below
Los Angeles Term track
Los Angeles Term (see above for details)
15
GLBL
320
Global Engagement in the 21st Century
3
GLBL
420
Sustainable Societies
3
Global Learning Term track
Global Learning Term (see above for details)
9
HIST
210
World Geography
3
GLBL
305
Peoples and Places
3
GLBL
425
Integration and Formation Seminar
1
GLBL
465
Globalization and Development
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Sociology Major
39 units
Introduction
Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and
consequences of human behavior. The subject matter of sociology
ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to
religion, and from the divisions of race and social class to the shared
beliefs of a common culture. In fact, few fields have such a broad
scope and relevance.
Both academic sociology and Christian faith offer perspectives on
human behavior and social life—partner perspectives in a dialogue
meant to express a more complete and unified picture of the truth
about social reality and human experience. Biblical insights and
values clarify understanding of sociology, and sociology in turn
teaches more about Christian faith.
“Christian sociology” provides an intellectual and spiritual foundation for
both personal development and service. Self-understanding comes
from discovering connections with other people. It is through interaction
in families, schools, churches, and communities that individuals develop
as persons, and it is this mutual dependence that forms the basis for
moral life. The heart for service, an important outcome of dependence
on God and relationships with others, is practically manifested and
modeled as God’s love through the actions of those who serve.
Mission
In keeping with the principles of liberal arts education, the mission of
the sociology program is to lead students in exploring the relationships
between individuals, groups, social institutions, and culture; to facilitate
the development of skills necessary for the study and critical analysis
of these relationships from the perspective of Christian faith; and to
develop a community of scholars who have a solid grasp of social
theory and research, and who are prepared to systematically
confront social problems and enact change at all levels of society.
Learning Outcomes
This program develops students who can:
1. Understand and evaluate social research and develop well-designed
research projects.
2. Recognize the influence of race, class, and gender on human
behavior and social conditions.
3. Articulate the role of social institutions—family, religion, and
government—in shaping social life and identity.
4. Utilize the comparative and historical perspective to evaluate the
effects of the social context on cultural beliefs, values, attitudes,
and practices.
5. Develop sociological perspective on human behavior and the
social order, including social structures and institutional practices,
that empowers them to act in response to the scriptural mandate
to work for peace and justice.
6. Describe their sociological education and the development of a
sociological imagination in relation to Christian faith and life.
Career Opportunities
As a strong liberal arts major, sociology provides several options for
students who complete their B.A. degree.
• A B.A. in Sociology is excellent preparation for future graduate
work in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher,
or applied sociologist.
• The undergraduate degree provides a strong liberal arts
preparation for entry-level positions throughout the education,
business, social service, and government arenas. Employers look
for people with the skills that an undergraduate education in
sociology provides.
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• Sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in ministry,
teaching, journalism, politics, public relations, business,
criminal justice, or public administration—fields that involve
investigative skills and working with diverse groups.
• Many students choose sociology because they see it as a
broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, education,
medicine, social work, and counseling. Sociology provides a rich
fund of knowledge that directly pertains to each of these fields.
TESOL Graduate Programs
The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages (TESOL) and the TESOL Certificate program are
described in the Graduate Catalog.
TESOL Minor
A total of 39 units is required for the major. A minimum grade-point
average of 2.0 is required in these courses.
The undergraduate minor in TESOL is especially suited to students
majoring in English, global studies, Spanish, or liberal studies
(education), but is open to all students. Students who choose the
option to take the graduate-level TESL 557 will earn a graduate
TEFL Certificate.
Core Courses
The TESOL minor:
Requirements
12 units
Required courses should be taken in the following sequence:
SOC
SOC
PSYC
120
298
299
Introduction to Sociology*
Basic Sociological Theory
Applied Statistics
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
SOC
471
Qualitative Social Research Methods***
SOC
472
Quantitative Social Research Methods
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Elective Courses
27 units
Select courses from the following list to complete the required 39 units
for a sociology major:
SOC
225
Contemporary Social Problems
3
SOC
230
Comparative Family Systems*
3
SOC
358
Human Diversity**
3
SOC
359
Immigrant L.A.
3
SOC
360
Sociology of Religion
3
SOC
404
Community
3
SOC
405
The Sociology of Gender
3
SOC
425
Social Movements
3
SOC
455
Crime and Delinquency
3
SOC
464
Social Stratification
3
SOC
468
Contemporary Social Theory
3
SOC
495
Special Topics
3
SOC
496
Senior Seminar: Faith and Social Issues*
3
SOC
497
Readings in Sociology
1–4
GLBL
301
Anthropology for Everyday Life**/***
3
GLBL
345
Urban Religious Movements
3
PHIL
340
Concepts of Human Nature*/***
3
PSYC
325
Social Psychology^
3
Sociology Minor
21 units
Core Courses
6 units
SOC
120
Introduction to Sociology*
3
SOC
298
Basic Sociological Theory
3
Sociology Electives
15 units
Select electives for the sociology minor from the list of sociology
major elective courses. In addition, elective choices for the minor
include PSYC 299, SOC 471, and SOC 472.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^Prerequisite: PSYC 110
• Prepares students to teach English as a second language
in public adult schools, private language schools, and
developing countries.
• Prepares students for service in the U.S. among refugees,
immigrants, and international students, and also for mission
opportunities abroad.
• Prepares students to pursue graduate studies in TESOL or
applied linguistics. TESOL minors who pursue graduate studies
in TESOL at APU will already have completed two of the
required courses for the M.A. in TESOL.
• Enhances students’ prospects for employment or acceptance
to a graduate program, including their changes of obtaining a
teaching assistantship at a university. In particular, students with
the minor are prepared for the California Designated Subject
(ESL) Adult Education Teaching Credential.
• Facilitates the development of public speaking and general
classroom management skills.
Requirements
21 units
ENGL
402
Principles of Language
3
ENGL
404
Approaches to Grammar
3
ENGL
406
Advanced Composition***
3
TESL
545
Second-language Pedagogy I^
3
Select one of the following:
TESL
456
Teaching Practicum
3
TESL
557
Reflective Teaching^
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
435
Social and Psychological
Aspects of Language
3
TESL
505
Second-language Acquisition^
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL
405
GLBL/COMM 310
American English Language History
3
Intercultural Communication**
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^Senior standing required
Additional requirements
1. Approval must be obtained from the department chair of
the student’s major in order to take TESL 505, TESL 545, or
TESL 557. Undergraduate students are limited to just two of
these three courses.
2. Students must achieve at least a 2.0 grade-point average in the
seven courses.
3. Students intending to obtain a Designated Subject Adult
Education Teaching Credential should also enroll in POLI 150
(American Government).
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Course Descriptions
Global Studies
GLBL 101 Self-directed Language Learning I (4)
This is the first of a two-course sequence designed as an individually
tailored, self-directed course for developing elementary competence in
the language and culture of a foreign speech community, typically within
study abroad contexts. Meets general studies requirement for University
Skills and Requirements, two semesters of the same language required.
GLBL 102 Self-directed Language Learning II (4)
A continuation of GLBL 101, this is an individually tailored, self-directed
course for developing low-intermediate competence in the language
and culture of a foreign speech community. Meets general studies
requirement for University Skills and Requirements, two semesters of the
same language required. Prerequisite: GLBL 101 in the same language
GLBL 301 Anthropology for Everyday Life (3)
The course enables students to encounter and understand human
differences within local communities through the combined study of
topics in applied anthropology and the development of crosscultural
relationships. Insights are also drawn from sociology, intercultural
communication, and missiology. Meets the General Studies elective
requirement and Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
GLBL 305 Peoples and Places (3)
This seminar prepares students for their Global Learning Term or other
study abroad experiences through focused area study via a combination
of library searches, directed reading, and learning contract development.
GLBL 310/COMM 310 Intercultural Communication (3)
The course explores the dynamic processes of establishing a relationship
between culturally diverse individuals. Respecting divergent cultural patterns
is promoted, but not at the expense of salient spiritual, moral, and
ethical issues involved in intercultural communication. Meets the
General Studies elective requirement
GLBL 315 Urban Culture (3)
This course connects students with the people, problems, and prospects
of greater Los Angeles. It provides the foundation for understanding
urban values and beliefs in historical context, exposure to urban systems,
the application of global perspectives, and the collaborative exploration
of solutions. Course is available only through the L.A. Term
GLBL 318 Urban Systems (3)
This course explores role of urban systems and structures in shaping
urban life in Los Angeles, creating disparities between laborers and
executives, poor and rich, minority and dominant groups, the powerful
and powerless, public and private, including the control of information
and flow of capital and resources locally and globally. Prerequisite:
GLBL 315
GLBL 320 Global Engagement in the 21st Century (3)
This course studies contemporary global issues and draws extensively
from social documentaries (DVDs), biblical texts, students’ intercultural
experiences, and contemporary models of community-based engagement.
Prerequisite: Participation in L.A. Term or consent of instructor
GLBL 325 Family Organization (3)
Students immerse themselves in the daily life of host families and
communities in crosscultural settings where they explore unfamiliar
assumptions and norms of behavior as the basis for composing a
family ethnography. Course is only available through the Global Learning
Term. Prerequisite: GLBL 305
GLBL 330/SOCW 335 Community Transformation (6)
This course offers a formal and experiential study of the transformation
of urban, multicultural communities with the goal of developing a service
ethic through a semester-long internship. It involves directed reading,
reflective papers, a service practicum, and group discussions—aimed
at both the transformation of the student community and the wider Los
Angeles community. Course is available only through the L.A. Term
GLBL 335 International Internship (3–6)
This integrated internship/study experience within another culture
improves students’ intercultural values and skills, provides them with
new knowledge, and guides them in making a tangible contribution to
social change. Students serve within a community organization
or development project (e.g., in a government institute, hospital,
orphanage, school, clinic, or church) for a minimum of two months.
Course is only available through the Global Learning Term
GLBL 340 Community Life (3)
This field seminar helps students learn how to experience another
culture. Students explore several topics (e.g., art, schooling, group
relations, music, folklore, politics, etc.) of a chosen country, city, or
people group through observation and discovery, local event participation,
informant interviews, problem solving, and journal keeping. Course is
only available through the Global Learning Term
GLBL 345 Urban Religious Movements (3)
This course contains a survey of religious movements in Los Angeles,
including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Orthodox Christianity, Judaism,
and New Age. Emphasis is placed on the vernacular character of their
faith, embodied and expressed in the beliefs, attitudes, practices, and
rituals of their specific social and cultural situations. Learning activities
include participant-observation at religious services, informant interviewing,
directed reading, and group discussion. Course is available only through
the L.A. Term
GLBL 350 Global Study Project (3)
Students carry out individualized study/research projects on topics of
particular concern and interest to them under the combined direction
of an APU advisor and an on-site guide. Course is only available
through the Global Learning Term
GLBL 355 Principles and Practice of Community Engagement (3)
This course introduces students to foundations and principles of
community development. With in-class learning from real-world case
materials, principles are explored and applied in practice during a
three-to-four-week service-learning field project/internship with a local
nongovernmental organization (NGO) or development organization
that addresses community need(s). This course is offered only in
international programs.
GLBL 399 Global Seminar (3)
This is a short-term, collaboratively led study and service seminar
focused on a vital global issue in an international setting. The course
enlightens learners’ disciplinary perspectives, develops their intercultural
competence, and strengthens their commitment to serve “the least, the
last, and the lost” throughout their lives. It includes three on-campus class
sessions prior to a 10-day field seminar.
GLBL 420 Sustainable Societies (3)
In this course, students consciously reflect upon personal values and
realign life choices in relation to creating communities that are socially
equitable, economically expansive, ecologically sustainable, culturally
adaptive, and spiritually guided. Practical themes in the “sustainability
conversation” are linked to crosscultural field experiences and post-college
vocational planning. This class is offered only through the L.A. Term.
GLBL 425 Integration and Formation Seminar (1)
This course takes students through the process of integrating their
global experiences abroad with their spiritual, ethical, and vocational
development. It provides study abroad returnees with the opportunity to
analyze their experiences with others while understanding the process
of negotiating changing cultural norms to become ethical and responsible
global learners. Prerequisite: Global Learning Term (GLT) or consent
of instructor
GLBL 465 Globalization and Development (3)
A brief historical perspective on globalization is presented focusing on
the transitions from pre-mercantilism to industrialization to the world
today. Economic, political, and social perspectives on the structural
changes associated with globalization today are discussed along with
the major challenges and opportunities concerning globalization as it
relates to the poor. Prerequisite: GLBL 305 or course instructor approval
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GLBL 496 Senior Seminar: Global Issues and Prospects (3)
Major global issues and trends are examined so as to frame possible
Christian social interventions in response to some of the moral and
ethical challenges of today. Students prepare and present a formal
project report. Meets the General Studies Senior Seminar requirement.
Prerequisites: GLBL 301 or instructor permission
In addition to the prerequisites listed above, a student intending to
register for Senior Seminar must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
GLBL 497 Readings (1–4)
Consists of a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a student of
upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An independent study fee
is assessed for each enrollment in this class. May be repeated for credit.
GLBL 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique, and
gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than 1
unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
GLBL 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no less than 30 hours of work with accompanying
readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of summary analysis and
conclusions. The thesis or project may result in formal thesis, published
article, electronic media, or artistic creation of a material form. No more
than 1 unit may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement.
An independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Upper-division Writing
Intensive course completed or instructor’s permission, and junior or senior
standing
Sociology
SOC 120 Introduction to Sociology (3)
This course focuses on the origins and development of sociology
as a response to pressing social problems. It emphasizes mastery
of sociological terminology. Meets the General Studies core
requirement in Identity and Relationships
SOC 225 Contemporary Social Problems (3)
The complex social problems faced by people in a changing technological
society are studied. Institutions, attempts to find solutions, and exploration
of alternatives are emphasized.
SOC 230 Comparative Family Systems (3)
This course compares traditional family patterns with the new options
available to men and women, both as individuals and partners. It
focuses on the changing roles of men and women inside and outside of
marriage, the challenge of the two-career family, and the search for the
family’s place as an integral part of society. Meets the General Studies
core requirement in Identity and Relationships
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SOC 298 Basic Sociological Theory (3)
The function of theory and the contributions to modern sociological
thought by the principal sociologists of the 19th and 20th centuries are
considered. The application of theory to contemporary social concerns is
investigated. Prerequisite: SOC 120
SOC 358 Human Diversity (3)
Students examine diversity in a pluralistic society, with a focus on groups
that have been assigned subordinate positions because of race, religion,
country of origin, disability, age, language, or gender. The nature of
prejudice and issues related to discrimination and oppression are explored.
Meets the General Studies elective requirement
SOC 359 Immigrant L.A. (3)
This course focuses on the social dimensions of immigration into
Southern California. “Likeness” and “otherness” are examined in relation
to race/ethnicity, transnationality, global inequality, and citizenship.
Macrosocial and economic forces, along with governmental policies, are
analyzed and critiqued. In-depth stories of immigrants and various site
visits contribute to students’ experiential learning on the subject.
SOC 360 Sociology of Religion (3)
This course offers an objective analysis of the interrelations between
religious phenomena and social institutions, structures, and behavior.
There is special emphasis on the distinction between church and sect,
religious and social stratification, secularization, science and religion, and
religious movements.
SOC 404 Community (3)
Students examine the various ways people organize themselves into
communities and develop means of governance. This course explores
the impact of the community on people, the ways power is used
and misused, social conflict, social change, and the need for social
involvement. A wide variety of communities are examined: rural, urban,
village, metropolis, utopian communities, communes, planned cities,
and new towns. Cultural and national differences in the development of
communities are assessed. Prerequisite: SOC 120
SOC 405 The Sociology of Gender (3)
This course is an investigation of gender and sex roles, primarily in
American culture and society. The course explores the ways in which
society shapes notions of what it means to be a “woman” and a
“man” by examining the theories and research on how people define
themselves and interact with others in a variety of contexts (e.g.,
family, personal relationship, work, health, religion, etc.). It also
examines the sociological implications of cultural definitions of
femininity and masculinity as seen through various racial, historical,
economic, and sexualized perspectives. Prerequisites: junior or
senior standing, and SOC 120 or SOC 358
SOC 425 Social Movements (3)
Students undertake several analytical tasks in this course, such as
understanding how and why social movements emerge, what strategies
are used to maintain the movement, how collective identity develops,
and what makes a social movement successful. Students look to
contemporary social movements to respond to these queries.
Prerequisite: SOC 120
SOC 455 Crime and Delinquency (3)
This course explores the dimensions and nature of both traditional
crime and criminality and the newly recognized forms of crime which
exist within contemporary society. The criminal’s relationship to the
courts, police, and other penal agencies is the focus of attention.
Prerequisite: SOC 120
SOC 464 Social Stratification (3)
Theories and research in social stratification are the focus of this course.
Topics covered include role, status, structure of differential rankings in
society, criteria for ranking, functions and dysfunction, correlates of
class positions, social change, and social mobility.
SOC 468 Contemporary Social Theory (3)
This course looks at major theoretical orientations in contemporary
sociological thought, explores the ways these ideas have changed in
relation to the structural transformations, and examines connections
between the underlying assumptions of key theorists and their
conclusions about the nature of social life. Prerequisite: SOC 120
and SOC 268
GLOBAL STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY, AND TESOL
SOC 471 Qualitative Social Research Methods (3)
This basic course in social scientific research focuses on qualitative
methods. Students gain experience with participant observation,
intensive interviewing, and other field methods. Qualitative research
design, data collection, data analysis, and research report writing are
covered. Meets the General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive
requirement. Prerequisite: SOC 120
SOC 472 Quantitative Social Research Methods (3)
This basic course in social scientific research focuses on quantitative
methods. Students gain experience with survey research, content
analysis, and other statistical methods. Quantitative research design,
data collection, data analysis, and research report writing are covered.
Prerequisite: PSYC 299 with a B or higher
SOC 495 Special Topics (3)
This course addresses topics of current interest in sociology not
covered by the core and elective sociology courses. Possible topics
include: the sociology of sports, media, or fashion, and specific areas
within such larger topics as gender, race, class and religion. This course
may be repeated for credit as the topic varies. Prerequisites: SOC 120
and SOC 298
SOC 496 Senior Seminar: Faith and Social Issues (3)
Students investigate the impact of modernity on family life, work,
religion, politics, and the arts, and consider questions such as: how
can people create and preserve a morally coherent life in a society that
is pluralistic, secular, and privatized? What difference does Christian
faith make in the way people understand the world, and in determining
how people ought to live? Meets the General Studies Senior Seminar
requirement
TESL 456 Teaching Practicum (3)
Student teachers engage in practice teaching and are observed by
mentor teachers. Through short debriefing sessions, they are guided
into a discovery of their teaching behaviors and alternative ways of
achieving desired results.
TESL 505 Second-language Acquisition (3)
This course examines the process of acquiring a language, focusing on
second-language acquisition. Questions explored include: what is the
nature of language proficiency? What regular patterns characterize
the process of language acquisition? What strategies do successful
language learners employ? How do linguistic, affective, cognitive, and
social factors affect second-language development? What is the role
of language teaching in facilitating the process of second-language
acquisition? Prerequisite: senior standing
TESL 545 Second-language Pedagogy I (3)
This course is an introduction to the field of teaching English to
speakers of other languages. The course deals with learner needs;
approaches and methods of teaching; techniques for teaching,
speaking, listening, pronunciation, and integrated skills; lesson
planning; the use of technology in language teaching and learning;
and classroom management. Prerequisite: senior standing
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
SOC 497 Readings (1–4)
This course consists of a program of study concentrating on
assigned readings, discussions, and writing arranged between and
designed by a student of upper-division standing and a full-time
professor. An independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in
this class. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SOC 120
TESOL
TESL 101 English for Academic Purposes I (4)
This is an advanced level English language course designed to prepare
international students for the cultural and academic realm of speaking and
listening at an undergraduate level in an American university. Students
put into practice the communication skills used at an American university
by getting involved in and observing social contexts in and around the
university campus, and by emulating and discussing in class many of the
situations in which these skills take place. In addition, students will examine
American values which influence and determine the use of listening and
speaking for communication in American culture. For international
students only; to be taken concurrently with TESL 102
TESL 102 English for Academic Purposes II (4)
This is an advanced level English language course designed for students
who speak English as a second language. Emphasis is placed on
reading and writing skills used within academic settings. These skills
include interacting with a text, reading for information, paraphrasing,
summarizing, expressing an opinion, writing essays, and documenting
papers using academic citations. For international students only; to be
taken concurrently with TESL 101
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Department of History
and Political Science
To graduate as department majors and minors, students must
maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in major courses.
Students who want to earn up to 16 units in their major through
the Azusa Oxford Semester or the American Studies Program in
Washington, DC, may do so by arrangement with the Department
of History and Political Science.
Goals
The Department of History and Political Science prepares students
who are able to:
Faculty
History
• Demonstrate a knowledge of the major events in American history.
Chair and Professor: Daniel C. Palm, Ph.D.
Professors: Christopher Flannery, Ph.D.; Diane Guido, Ph.D.;
Bryan Lamkin, Ph.D.; Edmund Mazza, Ph.D.; Jennifer Walsh, Ph.D.;
David Weeks, Ph.D.
• Describe and analyze the main features of major world
civilizations.
• Demonstrate a knowledge of primary and secondary historical
source material.
Associate Professor: Bradley Hale, Ph.D.
• Articulate a Christian worldview of history.
Assistant Professor: David Lambert, Ph.D., MBA
Political Science
• Explain the main features of international politics.
Lecturers (part time): Thomas Andrews, Charles Carrillo, Derek Fowler,
Michael Hammett, Wade Harrington, Michael Hestrin, Douglas Hume,
Sabrina Jimenez, Steve Nelson, Brian Plummer, Jonathon Pyles,
Abbylin Sellers
• Analyze the writing of major thinkers in the history of political
philosophy.
• Explain the principles, purposes, and main features of American
government.
• Articulate a Christian understanding of politics and government.
Mission Statement
The Department of History and Political Science at Azusa Pacific
University: 1) offers undergraduate degree programs in political
science, history, and social science, and a single-subject waiver for
a teaching credential in social science; 2) provides general
education in history and political science courses consistent with the
outcomes of a liberal arts education; and 3) prepares students for
graduate study, law school, or success in their chosen careers.
Department Overview
This department offers majors in history, political science, and
social science and minors in history, political science, prelaw,
and international relations. Many courses in the department
emphasize the reading of classic texts or the study of primary
sources. All courses offered in the department are within the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and designed to contribute
to a Christian liberal arts education.
The department’s three majors strive to:
• Develop intellectual curiosity.
• Equip students with the abilities to write and speak well, think
critically, and judge wisely.
• Enable students to distinguish justice from injustice.
• Teach students the legitimate purposes and necessary limits of
political power.
• Provide students historical perspective for making judgments in
the present.
• Instruct students in human possibilities and limits.
• Prepare students for careers calling for clear, cogent reasoning.
• Familiarize student with other cultures and times.
• Make available to students the knowledge that is needed by
citizens and statesmen.
• Prepare students to teach various social science disciplines.
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Social Science
• Demonstrate a knowledge of the major events in American history.
• Describe and analyze the main features of major world civilizations
• Explain the principles, purposes, and main features of American
government.
• Articulate a Christian worldview of history.
HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
History Major
36 units
Introduction
History is the study of the human record of the human past. As an
academic discipline, history is comprehensive insofar as it records
and explains the development, causes, and effects over time of all
other disciplines. Thoughtful study of the past provides a necessary
perspective for making judgments in the present. It instructs the
student in human possibilities and limits. Course offerings include
studies in American, European, and world history, as well as
focused studies of various historical themes and different regions.
Career Opportunities
The history major is prepared for all careers calling for clear and
logical reasoning, the ability to analyze complex relations between
cause and effect, well-developed writing skills, and familiarity with
other cultures and times. The most common vocational pursuits
include teaching, law, government service, and careers as archivists,
researchers, librarians, museum curators, and consultants.
Requirements
Core Courses
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
POLI
120
121
151
152
210
300
496
21 units
World Civilizations to 1648*
World Civilizations since 1648*
U.S. History to 1865*
U.S. History since 1865*
World Geography
Introduction to Historical Studies
Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics*
Electives
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
15 units
Select 15 units from
HIST
320
HIST
330
HIST
334
HIST
338
HIST
342
HIST
346
HIST
350
HIST
352
HIST
357
HIST
358
HIST
359
HIST
360
HIST
361
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
POLI
365
374
376
380
382
386
401
420
484
497
498
499
390
the following:
Modern Africa
History of Religion in America
History of American Foreign Affairs
History of California
The American West
History of American Immigration
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
Enlightenment Europe**
Europe 1789–1914**
Europe 1914–1992
History of the Middle East I:
Early and Medieval Islam
History of the Middle East II:
Modern Middle East
History of the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict
Colonial Era
The Revolution and the Republic
Civil War and Reconstruction
Emergence of Modern America
Modern America
Humanities Seminar
Topics in Cinema and History
Historical Themes
Readings
Directed Research
Thesis Project
History and Politics of
the Non-Western World
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
History Minor
21 units
Core
Select three
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
9 units
of the following:
120
World Civilizations to 1648*
121
World Civilizations since 1648*
151
U.S. History to 1865*
152
U.S. History since 1865*
Electives
3
3
3
3
12 units
Select 12 units from
HIST
320
HIST
330
334
HIST
338
HIST
HIST
342
HIST
346
HIST
350
HIST
352
HIST
357
HIST
358
HIST
359
360
HIST
HIST
361
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
POLI
365
374
376
380
382
386
401
420
484
497
498
499
390
the following:
Modern Africa
History of Religion in America
History of American Foreign Affairs
History of California
The American West
History of American Immigration
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
Enlightenment Europe**
Europe 1789–1914**
Europe 1914–1992
History of the Middle East I:
Early and Medieval Islam
History of the Middle East II:
Modern Middle East
History of the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict
Colonial Era
The Revolution and the Republic
Civil War and Reconstruction
Emergence of Modern America
Modern America
Humanities Seminar
Topics in Cinema and History
Historical Themes
Readings
Directed Research
Thesis Project
History and Politics of the
Non-Western World
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
3
3
1–4
1–4
1–4
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
3
3
1–4
1–4
1–4
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
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Political Science Major
36 units
POLI
POLI
385
390
Political science is concerned with the knowledge that is needed
by citizens and government officials. This knowledge is required to
make and recognize good laws, distinguish justice from injustice,
and understand the legitimate purposes and necessary limits of
political power. The political science major prepares students to
take an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their
community, country, and world. In addition to classroom, research,
and seminar experiences, students are encouraged to become
directly involved in politics through internship experiences on the
local, state, or national level.
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
399
405
410
415
450
471
497
498
499
Introduction
Career Opportunities
The political science major studies politics as part of a traditional
liberal arts education. This discipline helps develop intellectual curiosity
and the abilities to write and speak well, think critically, judge wisely,
and exercise leadership. These skills help prepare students for a
future in a variety of careers. The most common vocations pursued by
political science majors include law, foreign affairs, journalism, public
relations, and criminal justice. Careers in government, politics, and
public service agencies are popular. Opportunities for teaching,
research, consulting, and graduate study are also available.
Core Courses
150
160
300
496
12 units
American Government*
Introduction to Politics*
Research and Writing***
Senior Seminar*
Subject Courses
3
3
3
3
9 units
Select one course in each of the following subfields:
American Institutions
POLI
POLI
POLI
405
410
415
The American Presidency
Congress
The Federal Judiciary
3
3
3
Comparative/International
HIST
POLI
POLI
334
320
340
History of American Foreign Affairs
Comparative Politics
International Relations**
3
3
3
Political Philosophy
POLI
POLI
POLI
360
363
376
Elective Courses
Classical Political Thought
Modern Political Thought**
The American Founding**
3
3
3
15 units
Students must take five additional courses (15 units total) from the
elective list below. A course taken to meet the above Subject
Courses may not also count for elective credit.
HIST
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
144
334
220
250
310
320
340
350
351
352
353
360
363
376
380
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Political Science Minor
21 units
Select seven courses (total of 21 units) of which no more than 6
units may be in common with the student’s major.
Core Courses
POLI
POLI
150
160
6 units
American Government*
Introduction to Politics*
Elective Courses
3
3
15 units
Select five courses (minimum of 15 units) from the following:
Requirements
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
Politics of Developing Countries
3
History and Politics of
the Non-Western World
3
Political Science Practicum
1–8
The American Presidency
3
Congress
3
The Federal Judiciary
3
Principles and Practice of Research Design 3
Political Topics
1–8
Readings
1–4
Directed Research
1–4
Thesis/Project
1–4
History of American Foreign Affairs
State and Local Government
Introduction to Criminal Law
Political Geography
Comparative Politics
International Relations**
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
Constitutional Law: National Powers
Seminar in Legal Studies
Classical Political Thought
Modern Political Thought**
The American Founding**
Studies in Terrorism
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
HIST
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
334
220
250
310
320
340
350
351
352
353
360
363
376
380
385
390
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
399
405
410
415
450
471
497
498
499
History of American Foreign Affairs
3
State and Local Government
3
Introduction to Criminal Law
3
Political Geography
3
Comparative Politics
3
International Relations**
3
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms 3
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
3
Constitutional Law: National Powers
3
Seminar in Legal Studies
3
Classical Political Thought
3
Modern Political Thought**
3
The American Founding**
3
Studies in Terrorism
3
Politics of Developing Countries
3
History and Politics of the
Non-Western World
3
Political Science Practicum
1–8
The American Presidency
3
Congress
3
The Federal Judiciary
3
Principles and Practice of Research Design 3
Political Topics
1–8
Readings
1–4
Directed Research
1–4
Thesis Project
1–4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Prelaw Minor
21 units
Social Science Major
57 units
No more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major.
Introduction
Core Courses
The social science major is designed primarily to prepare
students to teach various social science disciplines (particularly
history, political science, geography, economics, sociology, and
psychology) at the secondary level. This major provides future
teachers with an integrated study of these social sciences, which
will help develop analytical skills, comparative perspectives, critical
judgement, and a knowledge base about the world around them.
This major is a subject-matter program in social science approved
by the California Department of Education.
POLI
POLI
150
415
6 units
American Government*
The Federal Judiciary
Elective Courses
3
3
15 units
A total of five courses is required.
Select at least three courses from the following:
POLI
250
Introduction to Criminal Law
POLI
350
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
POLI
351
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
352
Constitutional Law: National Powers
POLI
353
Seminar in Legal Studies
POLI
3
3
3
3
3
Select at least one course from the following:
BUSI
296
Business Law
POLI
360
Classical Political Thought
POLI
363
Modern Political Thought**
POLI
376
The American Founding
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies Elective requirement
International Relations Minor
21 units
No more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major.
Core Courses
HIST
POLI
POLI
334
150
340
9 units
History of American Foreign Affairs
American Government*
International Relations**
Elective Courses
Select at least 6 units from the following:
POLI
310
Political Geography
POLI
320
Comparative Political Systems
POLI
380
Studies of Terrorism
POLI
385
Politics of the Developing World
Select at
ECON
ECON
ECON
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
PHIL
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
POLI
least 6 units from the following:
357
Economics of the Developing World
371
Comparative Economics
372
International Trade and Finance
320
Modern Africa
357
Enlightenment Europe**
358
Europe 1789–1914**
359
Europe 1914–1992
360
History of the Middle East I:
Early/Medieval Islam
361
History of the Middle East II
370
Comparative Religions
310
Political Geography
320
Comparative Politics
380
Studies of Terrorism^^
385
Politics of the Developing World^^
390
History and Politics of
the Non-Western World
471
Political Topics^^^
497
Readings
3
3
3
15 units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Career Opportunities
The primary career choice for social science majors is teaching at
the secondary level. Other options include careers in education,
government service, journalism, advertising, library science, law,
and politics. Opportunities for research, consulting, and graduate
study are also available.
Requirements
ECON
250
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON
251
Principles of Microeconomics
EDLS
300
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
EDLS
405
Diversity in the Classroom***
HIST
120
World Civilizations to 1648*
HIST
121
World Civilizations since 1648*
HIST
151
U.S. History to 1865*
HIST
152
U.S. History since 1865*
HIST
210
World Geography
HIST
338
History of California
PHIL
370
Comparative Religions
POLI
150
American Government*
POLI
300
Research and Writing***
POLI
496
Senior Seminar*
PSYC
290
Human Growth and Development*
One Upper-division History Course
One Upper-division Political Science Course
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Choose one course from the following:
PSYC
110
General Psychology*
SOC
120
Introduction to Sociology*
3
3
Choose one course from the following:
HIST
320
Modern Africa
HIST
360
History of the Middle East I:
Early and Medieval Islam
POLI
390
History and Politics of
the Non-Western World
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3
1–8
1–4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
^^If not taken above as a core course
^^^With approval
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Course Descriptions
History
HIST 120 World Civilizations to 1648 (3)
This survey course deals with the customs, cultures, religions, and forms
of government of peoples from ancient times to 1648. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
HIST 121 World Civilizations since 1648 (3)
This survey course deals with the customs, cultures, religions, and forms
of government of peoples from 1648 to the present. Meets the General
Studies core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
HIST 151 United States History to 1865 (3)
This course surveys the political and cultural history of the United States
up to 1865. Areas of study include concepts of government and
analysis of political institutions. This course meets the state of
California constitution requirement. Meets the General Studies core
requirement in Heritage and Institutions
HIST 152 United States History since 1865 (3)
This course surveys the political and cultural history of the United States
from 1865 to the present. Areas of study include concepts of
government and analysis of political institutions. This course meets
the state requirement in U.S. history and government. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
HIST 210 World Geography (3)
This course is a study of cultural, historical, and political geography. It
includes study of the ways people interact with their natural environments,
the ways different cultures interact with one another, the global patterns of
human migration and settlement, and the distinctive natural, linguistic,
cultural, and political features of different regions of the world.
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Studies (3)
This course instructs students in historical methodology focusing on the
skills necessary for historical research and writing, and a foundational
knowledge of historiography. Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or equivalent
HIST 311 Ancient Greece (3)
This course introduces students to the laws, religions, art and architecture,
philosophy, and government forms of Ancient Greece. It covers
Mycenaean Greece, Classical Sparta and Athens, Persian and
Peloponnesian Wars, the rise of Macedon, Alexander and the
Hellenistic world, and the Greek experience under Roman rule.
HIST 312 Ancient Rome (3)
This course introduces students to the laws, religions, art and architecture,
philosophy, and government forms of Ancient Rome. It covers republican
and Imperial Rome, the Pax Romana, 3rd century crisis, and the
christianization and fall of Rome.
HIST 320 Modern Africa (3)
This course explores the political, social, cultural, and religious history of
Africa from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present. Prerequisites:
History 120 or 121 recommended
HIST 330 History of Religion in America (3)
This course covers the religious history of the American people. The
significance of the social Gospel, sects, cults, and modern trends are
examined.
HIST 334 History of American Foreign Affairs (3)
This course is a study of American foreign affairs and international relations
from 1776 to the present.
HIST 335 Cultural History/Travel Study (3)
This cultural history course combines visits of major cultural and
historical sites with academic study of the geography, history, art,
literature, politics, and religion of the country, region, or continent.
The interdisciplinary course is taught by a team of two to four faculty
and developed around a history core from which each student may
choose to develop an intensive focus upon art and architecture,
history, literature, politics, or church history. Meets the General
Studies elective requirement
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HIST 338 History of California (3)
Students learn about the exploration, colonization, and development of
Hispanic California; the coming of the Americans; and the political,
economic, and cultural development of California since its acquisition by
the United States.
HIST 342 The American West (3)
This course offers coverage of the exploration and development of the
West, mining and stock-raising frontiers, railroads, and agriculture, and
the effects of the frontier on American institutions.
HIST 346 History of American Immigration (3)
This course examines immigration and ethnicity in America from the colonial
period to the present. Themes include ethnic formation, assimilation,
nativism, and the relationship of ethnicity to American national identity.
HIST 350 Medieval Europe (3)
This course is a study of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to
the Renaissance.
HIST 352 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
This course is a study of Europe from the 15th century to 1648. It covers
intellectual, social, and political changes, and religious revolt and wars.
HIST 357 Enlightenment Europe (3)
This course studies European history from 1648 to 1789. The course
focuses on the intellectual and cultural movement known as the
Enlightenment and its effects on politics, diplomacy, economics, society,
and religion. Meets the General Studies elective requirement
HIST 358 Europe 1789–1914 (3)
This course studies European political, intellectual, social, diplomatic, and
religious history from the French Revolution to the start of World War I.
Meets the General Studies elective requirement
HIST 359 Europe 1914–1992 (3)
This course studies European political, intellectual, social, diplomatic,
and religious history from World War I to the fall of the Soviet Union.
HIST 360 History of the Middle East I: Early and Medieval Islam (3)
This course covers the historical foundations of the premodern Middle
East beginning with the pre-Islamic Near East and Arabia and
continuing with Muhammad and the origins of the Islamic tradition; the
establishment of regional Islamic rule, ideology, and institutions; and
the medieval dynasties up to and including the Ottomans. The course
primarily focuses on general political narrative, but also considers
social and cultural dynamics of the early and medieval Islamic world.
HIST 361 History of the Middle East II: Modern Middle East (3)
This course covers the historical foundations of the early modern and
modern Middle East, beginning with later Ottoman history (18th
century) and continuing through to the present day. It covers a variety
of countries/communities within the region, including Egypt, Iraq,
Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel/Palestine, and it also includes
a variety of topics within this chronological and geographical
expanse, such as nationalisms, ideologies, social movements, and
cultural identity.
HIST 365 History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (3)
This course covers the historical dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict from the beginning of early Zionist thought and settlement in
the late 19th century to the present day.
HIST 374 Colonial Era (3)
This course is a study of the English colonies in America during
1609–1776. Themes include institutions, life, and customs; intercolonial
relations; imperial control; and the movement for independence.
HIST 376 The Revolution and the Republic (3)
This course examines major topics in the history of the United States
between the American Revolution and the early Antebellum period,
paying special attention to the impact of political development on
religion, culture, and economic systems, and gender, ethnic, and
racial interactions.
HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
HIST 380 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
This course is a study of the causes of sectional conflict, the Civil War,
and political, social, and economic reconstruction (1850–77).
HIST 382 Emergence of Modern America (3)
This course is a study of the period 1878–1918, including political and
intellectual change, the advent of big business, urbanization, reform, and
the coming of World War I.
HIST 386 Modern America (3)
This course is a study of the intellectual, political, economic, and social
history of America from 1918 to the present.
HIST 401 Humanities Seminar (6)
Subject matter for this course varies. The pre-announced topic is
addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes some of
the following: history, literature, sociology, art, religion, biblical studies,
and language. Each time this course is offered it is further defined with
a subtitle.
HIST 402 Historical Research Skills (6)
Subject matter for this course varies. The course emphasizes one of the
following: historical research skills, archaeological methods, or language
study. The course includes access to primary archival resources, field
experiences, and/or trips to historical sites. Each time this course is
offered it is further defined with a subtitle.
HIST 403 Church History Seminar (6)
Subject matter for this course varies. The course includes an intensive
study of a specific era in church history. Each time this course is offered
it is further defined with a subtitle.
HIST 404 Archaeology Field Experience (6)
This field experience is only offered at the Wadi Natrun archaeological
dig in Egypt. It includes hands-on field experience.
HIST 420/TFT 420 Topics in Cinema and History (3)
This course explores the relationship between film and history regarding
a specific historical era, studying films made at that era and about that
era. Students are expected to attend weekly film screenings in addition
to scheduled classes. This course may be repeated once for credit as
the topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 110
HIST 484 Historical Themes (3)
Subject matter for this course varies and may include topics in
non-Western, European, and United States history. The course may
be repeated for credit.
HIST 497 Readings (1–4)
This course consists of a program of study concentrating on assigned
readings, discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
HIST 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique,
and gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than 1
unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
HIST 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience, involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result in
formal thesis, published article, electronic media, or artistic creation of a
material form. No more than 1 unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory
readings requirement. An independent study fee is assessed for each
enrollment in this class. Prerequisites: upper-division writing intensive
course completed or instructor’s permission, and junior or senior standing
Humanities
HUM 221/321 Humanities Seminar I: Great Works (3, 4)
This course offers a study of selected classic works that shaped and
represented different civilizations in a specified historical era, taught by a
faculty tutor in integrative, interdisciplinary fashion. On the Azusa
campus, this is a 3-unit course. At the High Sierra Semester it is worth
4 units and is to be taken with one or more other Humanities
Seminar(s). HUM 221 and HUM 321 may not be taken concurrently,
and additional work is required in HUM 321. This course may be
repeated once for credit as the topic varies. Meets the General Studies
core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
Political Science
POLI 150 American Government (3)
This course is a study of the institutions and processes of American
government on the local, state, and national levels. This course meets
the state requirement for U.S. history and government. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
POLI 160 Introduction to Politics (3)
This course introduces the beginning political science student to the
fundamental themes and enduring problems of political life. Meets the
General Studies core requirement in Heritage and Institutions
POLI 210 Current Events (3)
Students explore selected current domestic and foreign policy issues.
POLI 220 State and Local Government (3)
This course offers a comparison of the organizations, processes, and
functions of local government in the United States, including counties,
cities, and special districts.
POLI 250 Introduction to Criminal Law (3)
This course introduces students to the concepts of criminal law,
including history and development, constitutional limitations on crimes
and punishment, principles of criminal liability, criminal defenses,
inchoate crimes, and elements of crimes against persons, property,
and habitation.
POLI 271 Political Topics (3)
Subject matter for this course varies and may include topics in political
theory, American government, and international affairs. Possible topics
include: nuclear arms, religion and politics, and presidential elections.
POLI 271 and POLI 471 may not be taken concurrently, and additional
work is required in POLI 471. This course may be repeated for credit
as the topic varies. Up to 8 units may be earned for participation in
seminars offered by the American Studies Program.
POLI 300 Research and Writing (3)
This is an upper-division writing intensive course emphasizing the
research and writing skills common to the disciplines of history and
political science. Meets the General Studies upper-division intensive
writing requirement. Strongly recommended before taking any 300or 400-level courses
POLI 310 Political Geography (3)
This course considers the impact of geography on political life broadly
understood, including population and migration, governments and
political institutions, national boundaries and border conflicts, economic
development, trade and cultural relations between nations and peoples,
and the development and future of the nation.
POLI 320 Comparative Politics (3)
This course offers a comparative study of major political systems.
The communist, socialist, and democratic systems are compared as
they have been applied in various states.
POLI 340 International Relations (3)
The foundations and development of the nation-state system are
explored, with an emphasis on policy formation and conflict resolution.
Meets the General Studies elective requirement
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POLI 350 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms (3)
This course analyzes U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to
constitutional civil rights and liberties found in the Bill of Rights
and 14th Amendment, including freedoms of speech, press, religion,
and assembly; the right to bear arms; due process and equal
protection; and political rights related to representation, voting, and
naturalization. Prerequisite: POLI 150 or consent of the instructor
POLI 351 Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice (3)
This course analyzes U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to the
constitutional protections offered to criminal defendants found in the
Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment, including the right to be free from
unreasonable searches and seizures, the privilege against self-incrimination,
the right to counsel, the right to a jury trial, the protection against excessive
bail and cruel and unusual punishment, and other due process guarantees.
Prerequisite: POLI 150 or consent of the instructor
POLI 352 Constitutional Law: National Powers (3)
This course is an inquiry into the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the
Constitution concerning the powers of the states, the president, Congress,
and the courts. Prerequisite: POLI 150 or instructor’s permission
POLI 353 Seminar on Legal Studies (3)
This course is a study of forms of law school writing, the profession of
the law, and the philosophy of law as it has developed from ancient to
contemporary times. The course is primarily for students intending
to pursue a career in law and should ideally be taken by students in
their junior year. Prerequisite (Choose one of the following): POLI 350,
POLI 351, or POLI 352
POLI 360 Classical Political Thought (3)
This course is a study of ancient Greek political thought with some
reference to Roman and medieval political thought. The course
focuses on ideas of justice, nature, and human nature.
POLI 363 Modern Political Thought (3)
This course is a study of major political thinkers from the 16th century to
the present. Meets the General Studies elective requirement
POLI 376 The American Founding (3)
This is a study of the central ideas of American constitutional
democracy as they are illuminated in selected writings of the American
founders and in modern contemporary scholarship on the American
founding. Meets the General Studies elective requirement. Prerequisite:
POLI 150, POLI 160, or instructor’s permission
POLI 380 Studies of Terrorism (3)
This course considers the sources, history, and motivations behind
terrorism, the tools and tactics employed by terrorists, and terrorist
organizations’ political objectives, with emphasis on recent and current
terrorism. Students also consider the phenomenon of state terrorism,
the theory and practice of counterterrorism, and the variety of Christian
responses to terrorism. Prerequisite: POLI 150 or POLI 160
POLI 385 Politics of Developing Countries (3)
This course considers the government structures and political
orientation of developing countries and the essential theories devised
respecting their political past, present, and future. Prerequisite: junior
or senior standing
POLI 390 History and Politics of the Non-Western World (3)
This course offers an overview of historical and political patterns in one
pre-announced selected area of the non-Western developing world.
This course may be repeated for credit as the topic varies.
POLI 399 Political Science Practicum (1–8)
This practicum gives credit for field work in an area chosen by the student.
The American Studies Program (see Center for Global Learning &
Engagement) and the University of California, Davis’ Capitol Campus
Program offer internship opportunities in Washington, D.C., and
Sacramento. Other local opportunities include government agencies,
political parties, and political campaign organizations. Up to 8 units may
be earned. Only 6 units are counted toward the political science major
and 3 units toward the political science minor. All other units count as
elective credits.
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POLI 400 Seminar on American Politics (3)
This course facilitates inquiry into one pre-announced aspect of
American politics, such as political parties, voting behavior, or interest
groups. This course may be repeated for credit as the topic varies.
Prerequisite: POLI 150 or instructor’s permission
POLI 405 The American Presidency (3)
This course presents an overview of the American presidency, including
the historical development of the presidency, contributions of individual
presidents to the executive office, presidential authority and politics in
the modern era, the presidential election process, and the role of the
executive branch. Prerequisite: POLI 150 or instructor’s permission
POLI 410 Congress (3)
This course provides an overview of the functioning of Congress as an
institution. Topics include the historical evolution of Congress, changes
in internal rules and procedures that guide congressional action, the role
of Congress within the federal system, and external influences on the
legislative process. Prerequisite: POLI 150 or instructor’s permission
POLI 415 The Federal Judiciary (3)
This course provides an overview of the federal judicial system, with
particular attention given to the power and function of the U.S. Supreme
Court, methods of constitutional interpretation, judicial selection, and
the role of the judiciary in the constitutional system of government.
Prerequisite: POLI 150 or instructor’s permission
POLI 420 Women in Politics (3)
This course examines women’s participation in public office at the
local, regional, national, and international levels and explores potential
differences between men and women in the areas of campaigning and
political leadership, policy preferences, and governing styles. Prerequisite:
POLI 150 or department permission
POLI 450 Principles and Practice of Research Design (3)
This course presents a fundamental overview of the principles and
practice of political science research design. Topics include introduction
to scientific inquiry, research design construction, ethical principles,
modes of observation, types of data analysis, and reading and writing
social research. Prerequisite: POLI 300 or completion of Upper-division
Writing Intensive requirement
POLI 471 Political Topics (1–8)
Subject matter for this course varies and may include topics in political
theory, American government, and international affairs. Possible topics
include nuclear arms, religion and politics, and presidential elections.
POLI 271 and POLI 471 may not be taken concurrently, and additional
work is required in POLI 471. This course may be repeated for credit as
the topic varies. Up to 8 units may be earned for participation in seminars
offered by the American Studies Program (see Center for Global Learning
& Engagement).
POLI 496 Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics (3)
This seminar focuses on the ethical, political, and historical implications
of ideas both in their historical context and in contemporary society.
Meets the General Studies Senior Seminar requirement
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLI 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a student
of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An independent
study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
POLI 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique,
and gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
POLI 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience, involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result
in formal thesis, published article, electronic media, or artistic creation
of a material form. No more than 1 unit may be used to fulfill the
preparatory readings requirement. An independent study fee is
assessed for each enrollment in this class. Prerequisites: Upperdivision Writing Intensive course completed or instructor’s permission,
and junior or senior standing
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
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Department of Mathematics
and Physics
Faculty
Chair and Associate Professor: Tedd Szeto, Ph.D.
Professors: Mark Arvidson, Ph.D.; Christopher Bassey, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Bradley McCoy, Ph.D.Gary L. Wood, M.S.
Assistant Professors: Andre Harmse, Ph.D.; Timothy Heumier, Ph.D.;
Bryant Mathews, Ph.D.; Sharon McCathern, Ph.D.
Lecturers: Nancy Lyons, MBA; Elizabeth Rivas, M.A.
Lecturers (part time): Kathleen Bacer, Ph.D.; Lynette Blakely, M.A.;
Lucian Carter, M.S.; Enson Chang, Ph.D.; Brian Croissant, M.S.;
Jonathan Fletcher, M.A.; Reyna Guzman, M.A.; John Hitchcock, MST;
Charles Hyde, M.A.; Donald Isaak, Ph.D.; Susan Kim, M.S.;
Richard Markley, Ph.D.; Gabrielle Merchain, M.A.;
Derek Morrison, M.A.; Steven Moser, M.S.; Leonard Popp, M.S.;
Sara Popp, M.A.; Leslie Wickman, Ph.D.
Department Mission Statement
The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Azusa Pacific
University: 1) offers undergraduate degree programs in mathematics
and physics, a single-subject waiver for a teaching credential in
mathematics, and a preprofessional engineering program; 2) provides
General Studies mathematics and science courses consistent with
the outcomes of a liberal arts education; and 3) prepares students
for graduate study or success in their chosen careers.
Math and Physics Fellowships
Each year the Department of Mathematics and Physics awards two
fellowships to undergraduates. For more information, please contact
the Department of Mathematics and Physics.
Mathematics Major
52 units
Introduction
The mathematics major at Azusa Pacific University provides
students with a general basis in mathematics. The student who
majors in mathematics has the option of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts
(B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Both degrees have
the same mathematics requirements, which include a balance of
pure and applied mathematics, but the B.S. degree requires a minor
in physics, chemistry, or computer science. (See these subject
areas for requirements and course descriptions.)
The mathematics program is designed to equip students to:
• Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and
logical reasoning.
• Apply analytical approaches toward a range of
cross-disciplinary problems.
• Demonstrate appropriate use of technology in mathematics.
• Integrate moral and ethical reasoning strategies with skills
required in mathematical problem solving.
• Describe and appreciate the traditional foundations
of mathematics and the role they play in modern
mathematical thought.
• Identify how a Christian worldview informs and enhances
an understanding of mathematics.
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Career Opportunities
The completion of a mathematics degree at Azusa Pacific
University enables students to enter a variety of professions related
to mathematics (e.g., teaching, industry, and computer science) or to
begin graduate studies. APU graduates have gone on to
prestigious graduate schools, accepted choice offers to teach at
various secondary schools, and moved into attractive industry
positions. There is a strong demand for mathematics teachers.
Students desiring a junior or senior high school teaching
credential should note the requirements of the single-subject
waiver program for mathematics. The marketplace has an
increasing demand from the business and finance communities for
graduates who have advanced quantitative skills. Graduates with a
B.A. in Mathematics, supported by a minor in finance (see the
finance minor program in the School of Business and Management),
are especially attractive in this regard.
Requirements
CS
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
PHYC
220
161/162
263
270
280
290
400
450
161/162
Introduction to Computer Science
Calculus I/II
Multivariate Calculus
Differential Equations
Discrete Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Abstract Algebra
Introduction to Real Analysis
Physics for Science
and Engineering I*/II
Upper-division Mathematics Electives
(excluding MATH 301 and MATH 496)
4
5/4
4
4
3
3
3
3
5/5
9
Four tracks are described below that can guide students in their
selection of upper-division mathematics electives when completing
the mathematics major.
General Math Track
9 units
Select 9 units from the following:
MATH
340
Geometry
MATH
360
Probability and Statistics
MATH
390
History of Mathematics
and Number Theory
MATH
430
Mathematical Physics
MATH
455
Numerical Analysis
MATH
470
Complex Variables
MATH
480
Mathematical Reading, Writing,
and Presentation***
MATH
499
Research and Independent Study
Secondary Math Education Track
EDLS
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
300
301
340
360
390
MATH
480
360
430
455
470
480
3
3
3
3
3
1–4
19 units^^
Introduction to Teaching
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
Geometry
Probability and Statistics
History of Mathematics
and Number Theory
Mathematical Reading, Writing,
and Presentation***
Applied Math Track
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
15 units^
Probability and Statistics
Mathematical Physics
Numerical Analysis
Complex Variables
Mathematical Reading, Writing,
and Presentation***
3
3
3
3
3
MATH AND PHYSICS
Graduate School Prep Track
MATH
MATH
MATH
340
360
390
MATH
MATH
470
480
15 units^^^
Geometry
Probability and Statistics
History of Mathematics
and Number Theory
Complex Variables
Mathematical Reading, Writing,
and Presentation**
A minimum of 36 physics units, 17 mathematics units, 4 chemistry
units, and 4 computer science units are required for the physics major.
3
3
Physics Courses
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^Deficiencies in mathematics units must be made up as electives.
^^To meet the requirements of the single-subject waiver program for a teaching credential
in mathematics, all 19 units within the Secondary Math Education Track must be
completed.
^^^It is recommended that the entire 15 units be completed for the track, although the
major requires only 9 units.
Mathematics Minor
26 units
220
161/162
270
290
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
161
162
263
361
370
380
401
430
440
470
490
Physics for Science and Engineering I*
Physics for Science and Engineering II
Physics for Science and Engineering III
Electricity and Magnetism
Waves and Optics
Classical Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Mathematical Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Laboratory
Physics Seminar
5
5
5
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
1
Engineering Courses
Requirements
CS
MATH
MATH
MATH
Requirements
3
3
Introduction to Computer Science
Calculus I/II^
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Mathematics Electives
4
5/4
4
3
6 units
(Select from MATH 263 and/or upper-division mathematics classes.
MATH 301 and MATH 496 may not be used for this requirement.)
^Deficiencies in mathematics units must be made up as electives.
Physics Major
64-65 units
Introduction
This physics program is designed to prepare students who:
• The physics program is designed to equip students to:
Select one of the following:
PHYC
281
Statics
PHYC
282
Dynamics
PHYC
283
Electric Circuits
PHYC
284
Materials
3
3
4
3
Mathematics Courses
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
161
162
263
270
Calculus I
Calculus II
Multivariate Calculus
Differential Equations
5
4
4
4
General Chemistry I*
4
Chemistry Courses
CHEM
151
Computer Science Courses
CS
220
Introduction to Computer Science
4
• Use mathematical methods to solve quantitative
physics problems.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
• Use qualitative reasoning to explain physics phenomena.
Physics Minor
• Draw conclusions from experimental data with measurement
uncertainty.
This physics minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics,
chemistry, or biology.
• Use laboratory apparatus to conduct experiments and
collect data.
Requirements
• Use technology, numerical calculations, and approximation
methods to model physical phenomena.
• Reconcile scientific and biblical worldviews.
• Evaluate the role of scientists in informing society’s uses
of technology and scientific knowledge.
The Bachelor of Science requires that the student have a minor in
another area of science, engineering, or mathematics. The minors
available at APU include: biology, chemistry, computer science, and
mathematics. See those sections for specific requirements.
Career Opportunities
The study of physics focuses on broad topics such as matter, energy,
gravitation, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear structures,
the theory of relativity, and quantum mechanics.
24 units
Physics Courses
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
161
162
263
Physics for Science and Engineering I*
Physics for Science and Engineering II
Physics for Science and Engineering III
5
5
5
Remaining Courses
Select 9 units of any physics classes numbered 200 or higher, 6 of
which must be from among the following:
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
361
370
380
401
430
440
Electricity and Magnetism
Waves and Optics
Classical Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Mathematical Physics
Quantum Mechanics
3
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
The physics major is appropriate for students who wish to teach
physics, work in industrial or government engineering or research,
or pursue graduate studies in physics or a wide variety of related
disciplines. Some specific career options include work in materials
science, space exploration, aerospace, technical instrumentation,
fundamental research, and the computer industry. A physics major
is also an excellent stepping stone for further studies in a wide
range of interdisciplinary fields such as medical physics, engineering,
meteorology, hydrology, geophysics, or economics.
151
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Math/Physics Major
50 units
Introduction
The math/physics major is especially appropriate for students
pursuing teaching careers in physics or mathematics and is
designed to prepare students who can:
Requirements
• Apply a variety of mathematical models to physical phenomena.
• Demonstrate proficient use of laboratory apparatus and
perform experiments skillfully.
• Describe and explain similarities and differences between
classical and quantum physics.
• Demonstrate skill in appropriate use of technology to address
topics in the physical sciences.
• Recognize the increasing emphasis society places on
technology and critically evaluate this emphasis.
• Apply moral and ethical reasoning skills to controversial
applications of science and technology.
• Describe and assess different views of the relationship
between biblical and scientific perspectives of nature.
Requirements
Computer programming language course
CHEM
151
General Chemistry I*
MATH
161/162
Calculus I/II
PHYC
161/162
Physics for Science
and Engineering I*/II
PHYC
401
Thermodynamics
Upper Division Physics Electives
Additional Math or Physics Electives
California and California State University engineering programs
require transfer students to have completed two courses in
English composition and two semesters of chemistry.
3
4
5/4
5/5
3
6 units
15 units
(Select from MATH 263 and/or upper-division mathematics or
physics classes. MATH 301 and MATH 496 may not be used for
this requirement.)
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
Pre-engineering Program
The Pre-engineering Program is designed to enable students to:
• Complete the engineering degree at another institution of
their choice.
• Demonstrate skill in the appropriate use of technology specific to
engineering disciplines.
• Develop confidence in strategies of problem solving.
• Develop and apply problem-solving strategies in small-group
collaborations.
CHEM
COMM
CS
ENGL
LDRS
MATH
MATH
MATH
MATH
PE
PE
PHYC
PHYC
151
111
220
110
100
161/162
263
270
290
1XX
240
101
161/162
PHYC
PHYC
PHYC
POLI
281
282
283
150
3/2 Program
Additional Requirements
66 units
Under normal circumstances, students are able to complete the
APU requirements in two years and the additional requirements in
two more years, hence the designation 2/2 Program. Students are
encouraged to investigate early on the specific requirements of
programs to which they expect to transfer. Some University of
152
5/5
3
3
4
3
3
3
95 units
Under normal circumstances, students are able to complete the
APU requirements in three years and the additional requirements in
two more years, hence the designation 3/2 Program. Students are
encouraged to investigate early on the specific requirements of
programs to which they expect to transfer. Some University of
California and California State University engineering programs
require transfer students to have completed two courses in
English composition and two semesters of chemistry.
• Integrate previous knowledge in mathematics and science to
discover new significance of these tools in the applied field of
engineering.
In the 2/2 Program, a student completes a list of prescribed courses
at Azusa Pacific University, then transfers to a school offering the
engineering specialization of his/her choice to take the remaining
coursework required for graduation from that institution.
4
3
4
3
1
5/4
4
4
3
1
2
2
In the 3/2 Program, a student completes a list of prescribed courses
at Azusa Pacific University, then transfers to a school offering the
engineering specialization of his/her choice to take the remaining
coursework required for graduation from that institution. Upon
receiving the engineering degree from the other institution, the
student also earns a Bachelor of Arts in Math/Physics from Azusa
Pacific University.
Requirements
2/2 Program
Introduction to Engineering
Physics for Science
and Engineering I*/II
Statics
Dynamics
Electric Circuits
American Government*
Select one of the following:
UBBL
100
Exodus/Deuteronomy*
UBBL
230
Luke/Acts*
• Effectively communicate technical information in written and
verbal form.
• Describe and assess different views of the relationship
between biblical and scientific perspectives of nature.
General Chemistry I*
Public Communication+
Introduction to Computer Science
Freshman Writing Seminar+
Beginnings+
Calculus I/II
Multivariate Calculus
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Fitness for Life (or varsity sport)+
Health Education+
All the courses required for the 2/2 Program:
ENGL
111
Introduction to Literature*
HIST
151
U.S. History to 1865*
MATH
496
Senior Seminar*
MIN
108
Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry*
PHYC
284
Materials
PHYC
401
Thermodynamics
PSYC
110
General Psychology*
Foreign Language Requirement or General Electives+/^
66
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
8
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
+Meets a University Skills requirement
^At least 8 units are required so that 29 units in addition to 2/2 requirements are
taken. Assumes APU General Studies foreign language requirement will be met at APU if
not met by proficiency testing or previous college coursework transferred into the program.
MATH AND PHYSICS
Course Descriptions
Mathematics
MATH 090 Elementary Algebra (3)
A student should take MATH 090 or MATH 091 to prepare for
Intermediate Algebra. Topics investigated in both MATH 090 and
MATH 091 include properties and operations of the real number
system, algebraic expressions, solving equalities and inequalities,
graphical representation of equations, data analysis, graphs, and
properties and operations of polynomials. This course does not meet
the General Studies requirement in Skills and University Requirements
and does not count toward total units needed for graduation.
Prerequisite: appropriate score on APU mathematics placement test or
SAT 430/ACT 18 math score
MATH 091 Elementary Algebra – Computer Based (2)
This course is preparation for intermediate algebra. A student should
take one of MATH 090 or MATH 091. Topics investigated in both
MATH 090 and MATH 091 include properties and operations of the
real number system, algebraic expressions, solving equalities and
inequalities, graphical representation of equations, data analysis,
graphs, and properties and operations of polynomials. MATH 091
differs from 090 in that the format of 091 is computer based. This
course does not meet General Studies requirement in Skills and
University Requirements and does not count toward total units needed
for graduation. Prerequisite: appropriate score on APU mathematics
placement test
MATH 095 Intermediate Algebra (3)
This course presents intermediate-level algebra. A student should take
one of MATH 095 or MATH 096. MATH 096 topics include linear
graphs, mathematical models, systems of equation in two and three
variables, multiplying and factoring polynomial functions, rational and
radical expressions and functions, complex numbers, quadratic
equations and functions, and mathematical modeling with quadratic
functions. This course does not meet the General Studies requirement
in Skills and University Requirements and does not count toward total
units needed for graduation. Prerequisite: MATH 090, MATH 091,
appropriate score on APU mathematics placement test, or SAT 500/ACT 20
math score
MATH 096 Intermediate Algebra – Computer Based (2)
This course presents intermediate-level algebra. A student should take one
of MATH 095 or MATH 096. Math 096 topics include linear graphs,
mathematical models, systems of equations in two and three variables,
multiplying and factoring polynomial functions, rational and radical
expressions and functions, complex numbers, quadratic equations
and functions, and mathematical modeling with quadratic functions. This
course does not meet the General Studies requirement in Skills and
University Requirements and does not count toward total units needed
for graduation. Prerequisite: MATH 090, MATH 091, or appropriate score
on APU mathematics placement test
MATH 110 College Algebra (3)
This course is a study of basic college algebra, including polynomial
and rational functions, inverse functions, the Fundamental Theorem of
Algebra, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, advanced
graphical procedures and interpretations, linear and nonlinear systems
of equations, matrix representations of systems of equations, and
introductory concepts in sequence, series, and probability. Meets the
General Studies requirement in Skills and University Requirements.
Prerequisite: MATH 095, MATH 096, appropriate score on APU
mathematics placement test, or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score
MATH 115 Analytical Inquiry (3)
This course is an alternative to MATH 110 for the nonscience major.
The material is case-study driven, including projects like obtaining auto
insurance or loans, how inflation affects the economy, etc. This course
includes the application of probability theory and elementary descriptive
probability. Meets the General Studies requirement for Skills and
University Requirements. It may not be taken for credit by a student
who has passed a more advanced mathematics course. Prerequisite:
MATH 095, MATH 096, appropriate score on APU mathematics
placement test, or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score
MATH 120 Contemporary Mathematics (3)
This course represents a study of the connections between contemporary
mathematics and modern society. It aims to develop logical and critical
reading concerning mathematical information that abounds in today’s
world. Areas of study include management science (e.g., networks,
circuits, and planning), statistics and probability, information coding, social
choices and decision making, geometric expressions and symmetry
patterns, and mathematical modeling. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements. Prerequisite: MATH
095, MATH 096, appropriate score on APU mathematics placement test,
or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score
MATH 150 Precalculus (3)
This course prepares students for the calculus sequence. Topics
covered include number systems, analytic geometry, elementary
function theory (including logarithmic and trigonometric functions), and
basic proof techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 110, appropriate score on
APU mathematics placement test, or SAT 600/ACT 26 math score
MATH 151 Applied Calculus I (3)
This calculus course is designed for students in business, biology,
and other fields that require more focus on applications rather than
mathematical rigor in a calculus course. Included are differentiation
and integration of algebraic functions and their applications, and an
introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite:
MATH 110 or equivalent
MATH 152 Applied Calculus II (3)
Topics introduced in MATH 151 are further developed. Functional forms
(exponential, logarithmic, periodic, logistic, surge) and their applications
to real-world problems are explored, techniques for differentiation and
integration examined, and functions of several variables studied. Concepts
and applications of probability and statistics are also introduced. Math
concepts are studied with a project approach and appropriate use of
technology. Prerequisite: MATH 151
MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques of calculus of one
variable, including limits and continuity, differentiation and integration,
and graphing and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or appropriate
score on APU mathematics placement test
MATH 162 Calculus II (4)
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques and applications
of calculus of one variable, including methods of integration, analytic
geometry, differential equations, and infinite series. Prerequisite: MATH 161
or equivalent
MATH 201 Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers (3)
The course provides the foundations of modern mathematics needed
by the elementary school teacher. It is not a methods course, but a
prerequisite to the multiple-subject teaching credential program.
This course does not count toward a mathematics major or minor.
Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent
MATH 263 Multivariate Calculus (4)
The differential and integral calculus of Euclidean 2- and 3-space
are developed in this course. The treatment of real-valued functions
of two or more real variables and their partial derivatives are also
included. Functions that associate vectors with real numbers are
studied. Applications to geometry, physics, and engineering are
covered. The course provides a brief study of both double and
triple integrals for functions of two or three variables. A laboratory
approach is used in graphing 2- and 3-space group activities and
projects. Prerequisite: MATH 162
MATH 270 Differential Equations (4)
Students are introduced to differential equations, existence and structures
of solutions, and applications to physical situations. A computer laboratory
approach is used. Prerequisite: MATH 263 or instructor permission
MATH 280 Discrete Mathematics (3)
Finite mathematical systems are the focus of the course. Topics
include sets, mathematical mappings, graphs, trees, circuit analysis,
Boolean algebra, symbolic logic, linear programming, and other algebraic
systems. Prerequisite: MATH 161, CS 220, or instructor’s permission
153
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
MATH 290 Linear Algebra (3)
Matrices and linear transformations and their generalizations in vector space
theory are covered. Prerequisite: MATH 161 or instructor’s permission
MATH 301 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (3)
A survey of foundations of mathematics essential to the secondary
school teacher, this course integrates secondary mathematics concepts
with problem-solving strategies and technology. Students expand on
their understanding of core math concepts, evaluate lesson plans used
in secondary school mathematics, discuss and reflect on effective
mathematics pedagogy, analyze readings in the field, engage in collegial
interactions with the instructor and fellow students, and develop a
repertoire of classroom-tested lessons that can be used in a high
school classroom.
MATH 340 Geometry (3)
This course provides a study of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.
Also covered are the history of geometry, hyperbolic geometry, space,
proof, and logic reasoning. Prerequisite: MATH 162 or instructor’s
permission
MATH 360 Probability and Statistics (3)
Students gain an introduction to the basic ideas and techniques of
probability: counting methods, combinatorics, statistical methods,
binomial and normal distributions, moments, correlations, Central
Limit Theorem, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: MATH 162 or
instructor’s permission
MATH 390 History of Mathematics and Number Theory (3)
The history of mathematics and number theory from ancient times
to the present is covered through methods and concepts, including
theorems of Format, Euler, divisibility, factorization, primes, congruencies,
diophantine problems, and other topics. Prerequisite: upper-division
class standing
MATH 400 Abstract Algebra (3)
The abstract structure of algebraic systems such as semi-groups,
groups, rings, integral domains, and fields are introduced. Prerequisite:
MATH 290 or instructor’s permission
MATH 430/PHYC 430 Mathematical Physics (3)
Students apply mathematics to physical problems: special functions,
Green’s functions and boundary-value problems, tensor analysis,
Fourier series, generalized coordinates, and calculus of variations. The
course may be applied toward upper-division physics or mathematics
major requirements. Prerequisites: MATH 263 and MATH 270
MATH 450 Introduction to Real Analysis (3)
This course offers an advanced study of the real-number system,
functions, sequences, series, continuity, differentiation, and integration.
Prerequisite: MATH 162
MATH 455/CS 455 Numerical Analysis (3)
Approximation methods and their applications to computers are
covered, including error analysis, zeros of functions, systems of
equations, numerical integration, and differentiation. Applications are
programmed using an appropriate language. Prerequisite: CS 220 and
MATH 161
MATH 470 Complex Variables (3)
Students explore the structure of complex numbers and their functions,
differentiation and integration of complex functions, and Cauchy’s
Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 162
MATH 480 Mathematical Reading, Writing, and Presentation (3)
This course includes a variety of material from topology to statistics,
from history to diversity, from writing to research. A seminar approach
allows students to critically analyze journal articles in the field, write
research and argumentative papers, receive writing instruction, and
develop effective mathematical presentations. Meets the General
Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement. Prerequisite:
upper-division class standing
154
MATH 496 Senior Seminar (3)
This senior seminar course prepares students to understand and
express a Christian perspective on issues critical to the mathematics
profession. Biblical, theological, and philosophical themes relating to
the development and application of mathematics provide a base, while
historical biographies and examples supply a context in which students
generate a distinctively Christian response to contemporary problems
facing a postmodern world. Meets the General Studies Senior Seminar
requirement.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
MATH 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a student
of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An independent
study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
MATH 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique,
and gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within
the department or in a university research symposium. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
MATH 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result
in formal thesis, published article, or electronic media. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisites: Upper-division Writing Intensive course completed or
instructor’s permission, and junior or senior standing
Physics
PHYC 100 Conceptual Physics (2)
This course covers the topics of mechanics, heat, sound, light,
electricity and magnetism, an introduction to relativity, and quantum
mechanics. Physics concepts and thinking skills are emphasized
instead of mathematics. Does not meet the General Studies requirement
PHYC 101 Introduction to Engineering (2)
Students gain an overview of engineering as a creative and responsive
profession and learn about the qualifications of an engineer and the ways
in which engineers study, think, work, create, design, and communicate.
MATH AND PHYSICS
PHYC 110 Principles of Physical Science (3)
Basic concepts in physics, chemistry, and the solar system are
investigated. Emphasis is placed on basic principles and their
applications to modern technology and everyday experiences. Some
problems requiring simple math are discussed and solved, but detailed
mathematical derivations are more appropriate in other courses. Part of
this course is also committed to reviewing historical developments of
scientific thought, examining the perceived conflict between science
and Christianity, and analyzing evidence for a Creator from scientific
discoveries. This course does not carry credit toward a science major
or minor. When taken with PHYC 110, PHYC 111 meets the General
Studies core requirement in Nature.
PHYC 111 Physical Science Laboratory (1)
Concepts in physics and chemistry are investigated in a small-group,
hands-on environment. Laboratory topics include a survey of the
solar system, mechanics (forces and motion), optics, electricity,
spectroscopy, nuclear radiation, and chemical reactions. Special fee
applies. This course does not carry credit toward a science major or
minor. When taken concurrently with PHYC 110, PHYC 111 meets the
General Studies core requirement in Nature.
PHYC 125 Earth Science Concepts and Applications (3)
This course surveys Earth both inside and out. Topics investigated
include Earth’s solid surface and interior, the oceans, and Earth’s
atmosphere and weather patterns. Emphasis is placed on dynamic
processes, including human activity that affects the nature of Earth’s
surface. Students also explore Earth’s place in the solar system, the
Sun, the stars, and exotic bodies beyond the solar system. Does not
meet the APU General Studies requirement in Nature
PHYC 263 Physics for Science and Engineering III (5)
LECTURE, 4 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
Students are introduced to various aspects of physics using basic
differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include thermodynamics,
special relativity, vibrations and waves, optics, and nuclear and modern
physics. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: PHYC 162
PHYC 281 Statics (3)
Statics is the branch of physical science that deals with the rest state
of bodies under the action of forces. It also includes resultants of
force systems and equilibrium on rigid bodies using vector algebra,
friction, centroids and centers of gravity, and moments of inertia of
areas and masses. Prerequisite: PHYC 161
PHYC 282 Dynamics (3)
Dynamics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of
bodies under the action of forces. Dynamics has two distinct parts:
kinematics, the study of motion without reference to the forces that
cause motion, and kinetics, which relates the action of forces on
bodies to their resulting motions. Prerequisites: PHYC 162, and
PHYC 281 or instructor’s permission
PHYC 283 Electric Circuits (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
Circuit analysis by reduction methods, source transformations,
loop and nodal analysis, frequency and time response of networks,
alternating current circuits, two-port parameters, impedance,
power, and computer-aided network analysis and applications are
covered. Special fee applies. Prerequisites: MATH 162 and
PHYC 162, or instructor’s permission
PHYC 130 Earth Science (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
Students survey the physical characteristics of the Earth and the forces
acting upon it. The course includes consideration of the Earth’s place in
space, the nature of its crust and interior, the processes that affect its
structure, and humanity’s role in the processes. Special fee applies.
Meets the General Studies core requirement in Nature
PHYC 284 Materials (3)
This course includes a survey of engineering materials with emphasis on
mechanical and physical properties and design considerations, ferrous
and nonferrous metals, alloys, plastics, elastomers, cermets, ceramics,
and adhesives. The methods of manufacturing are covered with
special consideration given to design factors, productability, and
economics relative to machining, forming, casting, working, welding,
and powder metallurgy. Prerequisite: PHYC 162
PHYC 140 Introduction to Astronomy (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This course introduces the history of astronomy, the solar system,
the stellar systems, galactic systems, and cosmology. A lab is included.
Special fee applies. Meets the General Studies core requirement
in Nature
PHYC 361 Electricity and Magnetism (3)
Students study the fundamental concepts of electricity and magnetism,
electrostatic fields in a vacuum and dielectric materials, solutions of
Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: PHYC 162 and MATH 263
PHYC 151 Physics for Life Sciences I (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This noncalculus physics course develops the topics of translational and
rotational mechanics, and provides an introduction to thermodynamics.
Special fee applies. Meets the General Studies core requirement for
Nature. Prerequisites: High school physics or university-level conceptual
physics strongly recommended, MATH 110
PHYC 152 Physics for Life Sciences II (4)
LECTURE, 3 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This noncalculus physics course develops the topics of waves, sound,
light, electricity and magnetism, quantum theory, and structure of matter.
Special fee applies. Prerequisite: PHYC 151
PHYC 161 Physics for Science and Engineering I (5)
LECTURE, 4 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
Students are introduced to the various areas of physics using basic
differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include kinematics,
Newton’s laws, conservation of energy, conservation of momentum,
and rotation. Special fee applies. Meets the General Studies core
requirement in Nature. Corequisites: MATH 161 or equivalent calculus
background; high school physics or university-level conceptual physics
strongly recommended
PHYC 162 Physics for Science and Engineering II (5)
LECTURE, 4 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
Students are introduced to the various areas of physics using basic
differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include oscillations,
electricity, and magnetism. Special fee applies. Prerequisite:
PHYC 161; MATH 162 (may be taken concurrently)
PHYC 370 Waves and Optics (3)
Students study mechanical and electromagnetic waves and explore
topics such as geometric optics, wave propagation, interference,
diffraction, polarization, coherence, holography, and topics from
nonlinear optics. Prerequisites: PHYC 263, MATH 263 (may be taken
concurrently), MATH 270
PHYC 380 Classical Mechanics (3)
This course applies mathematical methods to the study of the general
motion of particles and includes Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics.
It includes the study of projectiles experiencing linear and quadratic
resistance, damped and driven oscillations, two-body central force
motion, and rigid body rotational motion. This is a part of the core
physics program. Prerequisites: PHYC 161, MATH 263, MATH 270
PHYC 401 Thermodynamics (3)
Students learn the theoretical basis of classical thermodynamics and
statistical mechanics including the zeroth, first, second, and third laws.
These laws are applied to equilibrium systems such as ideal gases,
heat engines, chemical reactions, and phase transitions. Prerequisites:
PHYC 263 and MATH 263 (may be taken concurrently)
PHYC 430/MATH 430 Mathematical Physics (3)
Students apply mathematics to physical problems: special functions,
Green’s functions and boundary-value problems, tensor analysis,
Fourier series, generalized coordinates, and calculus of variations. The
course may be applied towards upper-division physics or mathematics
major requirements. Prerequisites: MATH 263 and MATH 270
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PHYC 440 Quantum Mechanics (3)
Students are introduced to the time-dependent and time-independent
Schrodinger equations. The Schrodinger equation is solved for examples
including potential wells and barriers, harmonic oscillators, and hydrogen
atoms. These examples illustrate the concepts of quantization of energy
and angular momentum, tunneling, wave properties of particles, and
the uncertainty principle. Prerequisites: MATH 270 and PHYC 370, or
instructor’s permission
PHYC 470 Advanced Laboratory (2)
This course acquaints students with additional laboratory and analysis
techniques, plus scientific writing. Students participate in a number of
experiments that develop themes from various courses that do not have
a laboratory component, such as optics, quantum mechanics, and
classical mechanics. Special fee applies. Prerequisite: PHYC 263,
junior or senior standing, or instructor’s permission
PHYC 490 Physics Seminar (1)
This course introduces students to written and oral presentations of
scientific material. Activities include readings and student presentations.
Prerequisite: PHYC 263, upper-division class standing, or instructor’s
permission
PHYC 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
PHYC 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique, and
gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within the
department or in a university research symposium. No more than 1 unit
may be used to fulfill the preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
PHYC 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result
in formal thesis, published article, or electronic media. No more than
1 unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory readings requirement. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisites: Upper-division Writing Intensive course completed or
instructor’s permission, and junior or senior standing
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
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Department of
Modern Languages
Service (FLATS). If the CLEP is chosen, an appropriate score will
waive the foreign language requirement as well as grant units towards
college graduation. If FLATS is chosen, students may waive the
foreign language requirement if they pass, but will not receive
course credit.
Language Tutoring
The Learning Enrichment Center offers a tutorial system wherein
students may receive supplemental practice in Spanish and
other foreign languages. Contact the center for more information.
Independent Study
Faculty
Chair and Associate Professor: Aroldo Solórzano, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus: June Hamlow, M.A.
Professor: Máximo Rossi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: James Fujitani, Ph.D.; Juan Guerrero, Ph.D.;
Marcela Rojas, Ph.D.; Yun Sook Kim, Ph.D.
Lecturers (part time): Beatriz Fleischer, M.A.; Cleonie Harrison, M.A.;
Deborah Holmberg, M.A.; Liyan Jiang, M.A.; Yumi Parks, M.A.;
William Ripley, M.A.; Douglas Smith, M.A.; Luisa Spanu, M.A.;
Owen Stanley, Ph.D.; Victoria Stuard, Ed.D.
Self-directed language learning is available through the Department
of Modern Languages. A request for a nonscheduled
independent language study must be accompanied by a detailed
plan and specific objectives as worked out by the student and the
advisor. This arrangement is limited to upper-division students who
have received department approval. They may earn between 1 and
3 units per semester. The petition and fee schedule can be
obtained from the Department of Modern Languages.
Spanish Major
(with Single-Subject Teaching Credential)
(without Credential)
87–88 units
45 units
Mission Statement
Department Mission Statement
The Department of Modern Languages seeks to guide student
conversational development in a language other than English;
develop reading and compositional skills; heighten cultural
sensitivity; encourage creative and reflective thought; and introduce
literary, historical, linguistic, and pedagogical data, all with respect to
the needs of the individual student, so that service to God may be
enhanced through service to others.
Department Overview
Knowledge of a foreign language has always been the mark of
an educated person and is recognized by APU as an integral part
of a liberal arts education. The Department of Modern Languages
prepares students as citizens of a global community with a firm
anchoring in a Christian perspective and academic excellence.
Both a major and a minor in Spanish are offered as well as
introductory study in the following languages: Chinese, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, and American Sign Language. The
department also offers a minor in French. Study of a foreign
language provides students with the opportunity to simultaneously
develop basic language skills and gain valuable insight into foreign
cultures. The ability to speak a second or third language can open
unimagined doors to new experiences and challenging careers as
well as afford the pure enjoyment of speaking with people from
other countries.
Academic advising may help a student to select the language study
most suited to his/her major. For example, music majors (especially
those emphasizing vocal performance) may benefit most by
studying French or Italian, history and religion majors may choose
German, and nursing and social work majors might select Spanish.
Art majors who hope to study in Italy or France would find Italian
or French study advantageous, and business majors who plan to
interact internationally may opt for German, Japanese, or Chinese.
Students should consult the Department of Modern Languages and
their major advisor for further details.
Foreign Language Requirement General Studies
Students are required to complete two semesters for a total of
8 units of the same foreign language. Students who have studied
language prior to entering Azusa Pacific University may opt to take
the CLEP exam or use the Foreign Language Achievement Testing
The Spanish Program seeks to guide student development in
Spanish conversation, develop reading and compositional skills,
introduce major Spanish language literary works, heighten cultural
sensitivity, and encourage creative and reflective thinking with respect
to the history and civilization of Hispanic countries, all to better serve
God through service to others.
Introduction
Spanish is the second most frequently used language in the United
States. Indeed, millions of Americans learn Spanish at home as their
first tongue. Because Azusa Pacific University is located in the midst of
a large Spanish-speaking populace, APU students have an opportunity
to speak Spanish within the community, seek out Spanish-speaking
places of worship, and interact on a social, service, and business level
in the Spanish language. All courses offered in the department are within
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and are designed to contribute
to a Christian liberal arts education. Upon graduation, APU Spanish
majors will have had the opportunity to achieve the following goals:
• An advanced level of proficiency in the Spanish language in its
four basic components: listening, reading, speaking, and
writing, as outlined in the ACTFL Guidelines for the Advanced
Level of Language Proficiency
• Sensitivity and appreciation for the cultures of the Spanish-speaking
world, as well as competent functioning within these cultures
• Skills that will enable them to search for and find data from
unaccustomed bodies of information through the use of their
knowledge of Spanish
• Adequate competence for expressing intelligent and coherent
opinions and observations about the literature produced in the
Hispanic world
• The ability to evaluate diverse curricula of foreign language
instruction and assess its validity for utilization in California schools
• Confidence and poise borne out of the self-assurance gained
through their mastery of the Spanish language, which allows
them to function personally and professionally in bilingual settings
• A working knowledge of applied linguistics and the science of
language and language acquisition
Such preparation means that APU students will be prepared to enter
advanced studies in Spanish and interact with Spanish speakers of
varying educational levels, from children to adult professionals.
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Off-campus Study
Literature
As part of the Spanish language learning experience, Spanish
majors are required to study abroad for one term. Spanish minors
are highly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity. The
Department of Modern Languages offers study abroad programs
to the Dominican Republic, and Spain. Students may choose
to participate in these or other available programs. In all cases,
students must consult with a department advisor for their classes
prior to enrollment and departure. Credit earned through these
programs applies to the degree.
Career Opportunities
Apart from teaching, a myriad of other public contact fields may
require some proficiency in Spanish. Law enforcement, Christian
missions, medicine, social work, municipal services, advertising,
journalism, foreign service, translation services, international finance
and banking, and the rapidly expanding world of international
business—these fields and many others increasingly seek candidates
who possess Spanish language ability and cultural sensitivity as
adjunct career skills. For students who have studied foreign languages
in high school and still perform at beginner levels, a Spanish major or
minor enables them to acquire the language and culture skills
appropriate to a variety of public service applications.
Majors and minors in the Department of Modern languages must
maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all university coursework.
Requirements
(with Single-Subject Teaching Credential)
In addition to the 51 required units in Spanish (beyond SPAN 101/102),
students who plan to qualify for the Single-Subject Teaching Credential
must complete the following courses.
EDLS
405
Diversity in the Classroom***
3
ENGL
402
Principles of Language
3
POLI
150
American Government*
3
PSYC
290
Human Growth and Development*
3
Select one of the following:
EDLS
300
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
4
EDLS
400
Foundations of Education, K–12
3
Spanish majors are expected to complete one study term abroad.
Those wishing to study in the Dominican Republic must have
completed SPAN 201/202 or its equivalent prior to departure.
18 units
(18 units beyond SPAN 101, SPAN 102, or equivalent^)
SPAN
201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN
202
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN
250
Intermediate Conversation
and Writing Abroad
(Abroad in a Spanish-speaking country)
SPAN
301
Advanced Spanish
SPAN
310
Advanced Language-Study Practicum
(Abroad in a Spanish-speaking country)
SPAN
320
Advanced Spanish Composition
Civilization and Culture
SPAN
SPAN
158
311
312
Civilization of Spain
Latin American Civilization
9 units
421
422
Survey of Spanish Literature
Survey of Latin American Literature
3
3
3
3
3
3
6 units
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
SPAN
431
Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
SPAN
432
Literary Masters
Applied Linguistics
SPAN
440
Subject-matter Competency Course
SPAN
450
SPAN
480
3
3
3 units
Spanish Applied Linguistics
3
3 units
Spanish Language Pedagogy
Integration Course
The Spanish major with the Single-Subject Teaching Credential enables
students to acquire a five-year preliminary teaching credential in
Spanish. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has
approved the subject-matter preparation program for the SingleSubject Teaching Credential in Spanish. Liberal studies majors who
plan to teach K–8 may select their concentration of 15 units in Spanish.
In close consultation with the Department of Teacher Education,
students are encouraged to meet with an advisor for careful planning
in order to meet the requirements in a timely fashion. For students
who plan to teach at the elementary level, a minor in Spanish meets
the bilingual Spanish concentration coursework requirements.
Language
SPAN
SPAN
3
3 units
Capstone Seminar
Electives
3
9 units
Elective options may include:
• Spanish Courses
SPAN
431
Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
3
SPAN
432
Literary Masters
3
(This course may be repeated for credit.)
SPAN
494
Internship
3
SPAN
495
Special Topics in Spanish
3
SPAN
497
Readings
1–4
• Global Learning Term coursework (completed anywhere in the
Spanish-speaking world)
GLBL
325
Family Organization
1–2
GLBL
335
International Internship
3–6
GLBL
340
Community Life
3
GLBL
350
Global Study Project
3
Post-graduate Education Courses Leading to a Teaching
Credential
A bachelor’s degree is required upon enrollment in these classes.
TEP
518
Methods of Teaching
Reading and Writing, 7–12
TEP
528
Teaching Strategies, 7–12
TEP
548
Curriculum Planning and Assessment
TEP
558
Methods of Teaching English
Language Learners, 7–12
TEP
568A
Field Experience I, 7–12
TEP
568B
Field Experience II, 7–12
3
3
3
3
1
1
All the following requirements must be met prior to clearance for
student teaching.
TEP
578A
Student Teaching I, 7–12
2
TEP
578B
Student Teaching II, 7–12
2
TEP
588
Student Teaching Seminar, 7–12
3
Requirements
(without Single-Subject Teaching Credential)
Spanish majors are expected to complete one study term abroad.
Those wishing to study in the Dominican Republic must have
completed SPAN 201/202 or its equivalent prior to departure.
Language
15 units
(15 units beyond SPAN 101, SPAN 102, or equivalent^)
SPAN
201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN
202
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN
250
Intermediate Conversation and Writing Abroad
(Abroad in a Spanish-speaking country)
SPAN
310
Advanced Language-study Practicum
(Abroad in a Spanish-speaking country)
SPAN
320
Advanced Spanish Composition
3
3
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^See General Studies Foreign Language Requirement section. Students who are native
speakers of Spanish or have three to four years of high school Spanish should take the
Spanish Placement or CLEP exam to waive elementary Spanish and then consult with an
advisor before entering directly into intermediate or upper-division work.
MODERN LANGUAGES
Civilization and Culture
SPAN
SPAN
311
312
6 units
Civilization of Spain
Latin American Civilization
3
3
Literature
9 units
SPAN
421
Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN
422
Survey of Latin American Literature
Select one of the following:
SPAN
431
Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
SPAN
432
Literary Masters
Applied Linguistics
SPAN
3
3
3 units
440
Spanish Applied Linguistics
3
Integration Course
SPAN
3
3
3 units
480
Capstone Seminar
3
Electives
9 units
Elective options may
• Spanish Courses
SPAN
301
SPAN
431
SPAN
432
include:
Advanced Spanish
3
Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
3
Literary Masters
3
(This course may be repeated for credit.)
SPAN
450
Spanish Language Pedagogy
3
SPAN
494
Internship
3
SPAN
495
Special Topics in Spanish
3
SPAN
497
Readings
1–4
• Global Learning Term coursework (completed anywhere in the
Spanish-speaking world)
GLBL
325
Family Organization
3
GLBL
335
International Internship
3–6
GLBL
340
Community Life
3
GLBL
350
Global Study Project
3
Spanish Minor
21 units
Twenty-one units beyond the prerequisites of SPAN 101 and SPAN 102
(or the equivalencies) are required.
Prerequisites^
SPAN
SPAN
101
102
8 units
Elementary Spanish I+
Elementary Spanish II+
SPAN
SPAN
201
202
Language Study Abroad
SPAN
3 units
3
3
3
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Language
3
3 units
Select one of the following:
SPAN
320
Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN
431
Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
SPAN
432
Literary Masters
Civilization and Culture
Select one of the following:
SPAN
311
Civilization of Spain
SPAN
312
Latin American Civilization
Literature
Select one of the following:
SPAN
421
Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN
422
Survey of Latin American Literature
Career Opportunities
A knowledge of French language and culture strongly supports a
wide variety of career options. It is a critical tool for any profession
oriented towards travel abroad: international business or diplomacy,
journalism, tourism industries, or work with international relief groups.
Furthermore, it prepares students for graduate school in numerous
fields such as anthropology, art, music, history, literature, philosophy,
sociology, and theology—fields in which doctoral programs require a
high degree of competence in a second language.
Requirements
Twenty-one units beyond the prerequisite of FREN 102 (or
equivalent) are required.
Core Courses
3
3
3 units
440
The French minor offers the linguistic and cultural tools necessary
for direct contact with this world. It prepares students for study
abroad, work abroad, or for researching French-language media
and documents.
6 units
Select one of the following:
SPAN
250
Intermediate Conversation
and Writing Abroad
SPAN
301
Advanced Spanish
SPAN
310
Advanced Language-study Practicum
Linguistics
French is a language of global importance. It is spoken by populations
across the world in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Canada, and the
Caribbean. It is an official language of key political organizations such
as the United Nations, the African Union, and the European Union. In
addition, it is also an official language of major international economic
agencies such as the International Monetary Fund, of world-wide
sporting associations such as the International Olympic Committee
and FIFA, and of nongovernment organizations such as the
International Red Cross. Numerous Christian aid organizations—
from World Vision to Lutheran World Relief, from Habitat for
Humanity to Samaritan’s Purse—maintain long-standing partnerships
with developing countries of the French-speaking world, and often
collaborate with European counterparts such as SEL (Service
d’Entraide et de Liaison), ally of Compassion International.
Prerequisites
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
3
3
3
3 units
3
3
3 units
3
3
^See General Studies the Foreign Language Requirement section. Students who are
native speakers of Spanish or have three to four years of high school Spanish should take
the Spanish Placement or CLEP exam to waive SPAN 101/102, and then consult with an
advisor before entering directly into intermediate or upper-division work.
21 units
Introduction
4
4
+Meets a University Skills requirement
Intermediate Spanish
French Minor
FREN
FREN
FREN
FREN
FREN
FREN
FREN
102
201
202
301
311
320
495
4 units
Elementary French II
4
18 units
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Advanced French Conversation
The French-speaking World
Advanced French Composition
Special Topics in French
Elective
3
3
3
3
3
3
3 units
One upper-division elective is required, covering a topic related to
francophone history or culture. Students may choose one of the
following on-campus offerings:
ART
ART
ART
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
HIST
MUS
MUS
356
361
362
320
350
352
357
358
359
301
455
History of Modern Art*/***
Early Christian and Medieval Art*
Renaissance to Rococo Art*
Modern Africa
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
Enlightenment Europe**
Europe 1789–1914**
Europe 1914–1992
Music of Africa**
Late Romantic and 20th Century
Music Literature**
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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Alternatively, students may fulfill the elective through one of the
following internship or study abroad courses, when conducted in
a French-speaking country. Note that internships must be at least
3 units in order to meet the requirement. Please consult with an
academic advisor from the respective departments before enrolling:
BUSI
GLBL
GLBL
GLBL
350
325
335
350
Business Internship^
Family Organization
International Internship
Global Study Project
1–3
3
3–6
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^Must be a 3-unit internship in order to meet the requirement
Course Descriptions
Spanish
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This two-course sequence emphasizes practical Spanish communication
in real-life situations for beginners. The course addresses the pronunciation,
intonation, and structure of Spanish within a framework designed to
develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Special cultural
presentations supplement language study. Classes meet four hours
weekly. Meets the General Studies requirement for Skills and
University Requirements. Two semesters of the same language are
required.
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This is a continuation of SPAN 101. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements: two semesters of
the same language are required. Prerequisite: SPAN 101, passing
Spanish CLEP exam, an appropriate Spanish Placement score,
or department approval
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
This two-course sequence is a continuation of SPAN 101/102, and
consists of a thorough review of grammar, expansion of students’
vocabulary, conversation practice, and a variety of guided writing
experiences. Related cultural media and literary excerpts are
integrated into the course. Prerequisites: SPAN 101/102, or an
appropriate Spanish CLEP exam score, an appropriate Spanish
placement score, or department approval
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3)
This course is a continuation of SPAN 201. Prerequisite: SPAN 201, an
appropriate Spanish CLEP exam score, or department approval
SPAN 250 Intermediate Conversation and Writing Abroad (3)
This course provides intensive conversation with supportive written
language practice in a select site abroad. Discussion of assigned social,
cultural, or literary topics at an intermediate level is required. The course
is arranged in tour-fashion during summer session. Prerequisites:
SPAN 201/202
SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish (3)
This course is designed to optimize students’ conversation ability,
reinforcing grammatical structures and emphasizing communication
skills and stylistics. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202
SPAN 310 Advanced Language-study Practicum (3)
This course features individualized field study in a Spanish-speaking
milieu under the combined direction of a faculty advisor and an on-field
supervisor. It provides students with a one-term immersion into Spanish
language and culture with opportunities for participating in special
research and/or service projects, family home stays, and/or field
seminars. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202
160
SPAN 311 Civilization of Spain (3)
The course covers Spanish history from early development through the
modern era. The country’s art, literature, religion, and architecture are
discussed simultaneously with related historical events. The class is
conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, the SPAN 320
(SPAN 301 recommended); or department approval
SPAN 312 Latin American Civilization (3)
This course surveys the history and aspects of the literature, art, and
institutions of Latin America from pre-Columbian time to the modern age.
Class is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320
(SPAN 301 recommended); or department approval
SPAN 320 Advanced Spanish Composition (3)
In this writing course, students deal with composition techniques and
creative writing in the Spanish language. Various writing styles are
covered. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202
SPAN 421 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
The development of literature from El Cid and the recently discovered
jarchas through the 20th century is reviewed. This is a survey course
which acquaints students with the major periods of Spanish literature
and the outstanding writers of Spain. The class is conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320 (SPAN 301 recommended);
or department approval
SPAN 422 Survey of Latin American Literature (3)
This course begins with pre-Columbian literature in Latin America
and continues through the present day. It is intended as a survey of
prominent authors and their works. The class is conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320 (SPAN 301 recommended);
or department approval
SPAN 431 Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story (3)
An introduction to exemplary poetry and short stories of Spanish and/or
Spanish American authors is provided. Several works are explored
in-depth during the course. Actual title may vary from term to term.
Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320 (SPAN 301 recommended);
or department approval
SPAN 432 Literary Masters (3)
This course provides students with a detailed understanding of select
outstanding Spanish and Latin American literary works and the great
authors who wrote them. Because the authors under study are
divided over three semesters, the course may be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320 (SPAN 301 recommended);
or department approval
SPAN 440 Spanish Applied Linguistics (3)
A study of the basic components of language (sounds, word structures,
grammatical patterns, and meaning constructions), error analysis,
and contrastive analysis in Spanish is offered. The course includes
a review of Spanish dialectical differences, their origins, and social
implications. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320, (SPAN 301
recommended); or department approval
SPAN 450 Spanish Language Pedagogy (3)
Analysis and discussion of second-language acquisition theory, and the
various instructional strategies, technologies, materials, and assessment
techniques in Spanish teaching and learning are covered. Prerequisites:
SPAN 201/202, SPAN 320 (SPAN 301 recommended); or department
approval
SPAN 480 Capstone Seminar (3)
This course provides the opportunity for students to reflect upon,
reinterpret, and organize the linguistic, cultural, and literary information
they have pursued throughout previous semesters. In concert with the
professor, a complete overview of students’ language experience within
the program helps define the direction of their individualized study for
the semester. Such study culminates in a personally designed Capstone
Seminar oral presentation to be given at the end of the semester. This
course does not meet the Senior Seminar core requirement for General
Studies. Prerequisites: Spanish majors only, and senior standing
MODERN LANGUAGES
SPAN 494 Internship (3)
For students planning to teach Spanish, this course provides an
opportunity for directed experiences in applying foreign language skills
to specific tasks. The tasks are arranged individually and supervised
directly by the instructor. Tasks are geared to the individual goals of
the student. Enrollment is contingent upon department approval and
requires the independent study petition process through the Office of
the Undergraduate Registrar. Prerequisites: SPAN 201/202
SPAN 495 Special Topics in Spanish (3)
This course allows offerings of diverse topics in Hispanic studies that
are not covered by other required department courses. Special interests
of faculty and students may be targeted under this category. Culture,
politics, and translation are examples of special topics. May be repeated
for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 421 or SPAN 422
SPAN 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between and designed by a
student of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. An
independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisite: department approval
Other Modern Languages
ASL 101 American Sign Language (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
American Sign Language is offered for students interested in learning
basic ASL linguistic structure, vocabulary, and conversational strategies
and understanding deaf culture. Classes meet four hours weekly. Meets
the General Studies requirement for Skills and University Requirements;
two semesters of the same language required.
ASL 102 American Sign Language II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This is the second semester course of American Sign Language in
a sequence that continues the study of structure, vocabulary, and
conversational strategies of ASL as it is used within deaf culture. Meets
the General Studies requirement for Skills and University Requirements;
two semesters of the same language are required. Prerequisite: ASL 101
or equivalent, or instructor approval (proficiency determined by instructoradministered assessment)
CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This two-course sequence emphasizes practical Chinese communication
in real-life situations for beginners. The courses address the basic
pronunciation, intonation, and structure of the Chinese language within a
framework designed to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing
skills. Related cultural presentations supplement language study. Classes
meet four hours weekly. Meets the General Studies requirement for Skills and
University Requirements; two semesters of the same language are required.
CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This course is a continuation of CHIN 101. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of the
same language are required. Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or department
approval
FREN 101 Elementary French I (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This two-course sequence emphasizes practical French communication
in real-life situations for beginners. The courses address the basic
pronunciation, intonation, and structure of French within a framework
designed to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Related cultural presentations supplement language study. Classes
meet four hours weekly. Meets the General Studies requirement for
Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of the same
language are required.
FREN 102 Elementary French II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This course is a continuation of FREN 101. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of the
same language are required. Prerequisites: FREN 101 or department
approval
FREN 201 Intermediate French I (3)
This two-course sequence is a continuation of FREN 101/102, and
consists of a thorough review of grammar, expansion of students’
vocabulary, conversation practice, and a variety of guided writing
experiences. Related cultural media and literary excerpts are integrated
into the course. Prerequisites: FREN 101/102, an appropriate French
CLEP exam score, or department approval
FREN 202 Intermediate French II (3)
This course is a continuation of FREN 201. Prerequisites: FREN 201,
an appropriate French CLEP exam score, or department approval
FREN 301 Advanced French Conversation (3)
This course optimizes students’ conversation ability, reinforcing
grammatical structures and emphasizing communication skills and
stylistics. Prerequisites: FREN 201 and FREN 202 (or equivalents)
FREN 311 The French-speaking World (3)
This course surveys the histories and cultures of the various Frenchspeaking societies of the world, with primary emphasis upon 20th
century France. The class is conducted in French. Prerequisites: FREN
201 and FREN 202, or department approval
FREN 320 Advanced French Composition (3)
In this writing course, students learn composition techniques and
creative writing in the French language. Various writing styles are
covered. Prerequisites: FREN 201 and FREN 202
FREN 495 Special Topics in French (3)
This course allows offerings of diverse topics in French studies that are
not covered by other required department courses. Special interests of
faculty and students may be targeted under this category. Literature,
art, historical events, and cultural movements are examples of special
topics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: FREN 202 (or equivalents)
GERM 101 Elementary German I (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This two-course sequence emphasizes practical German communication
in real-life situations for beginners. The courses address the basic
pronunciation, intonation, and structure of German within a framework
designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Related cultural presentations supplement language study. Classes meet
four hours weekly. Meets the General Studies requirement for Skills
and University Requirements; two semesters of the same language
are required.
GERM 102 Elementary German II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This course is a continuation of GERM 101. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of the
same language are required. Prerequisites: GERM 101 or department
approval
GERM 201 Intermediate German I (3)
This two-course sequence is a continuation of GERM 101/102, and
consists of a thorough review of grammar, expansion of students’
vocabulary, conversation practice, and a variety of guided writing
experiences. Related cultural media and literary excerpts are integrated
into the course. Prerequisites: GERM 101/102, an appropriate German
CLEP exam score, or department approval
GERM 202 Intermediate German II (3)
This course is a continuation of GERM 201. Prerequisites: GERM 201,
an appropriate German CLEP exam score, or department approval
JAPA 101 Elementary Japanese I (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This two-course sequence emphasizes practical Japanese communication
in real-life situations for beginners. The courses address the basic
pronunciation, intonation, and structure of Japanese within a framework
designed to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Related cultural presentations supplement language study. Classes
meet four hours weekly. Meets the General Studies requirement for
Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of the same
language are required.
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JAPA 102 Elementary Japanese II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This course is a continuation of JAPA 101. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of the
same language are required. Prerequisites: JAPA 101 or department
approval
MODL 101 Modern Language I (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This is the first of a two-course sequence that addresses the pronunciation,
intonation, and structure of the language within a framework which
develops basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Related
aspects of the culture supplement the language study. Initial language
options are (but not limited to) Russian, Italian, Korean, or Portuguese.
It is the department’s intention to offer at least one of these languages each
year. Classes meet four hours weekly. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements; two semesters of
the same language are required.
MODL 102 Modern Language II (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Discussion, 1 hour
This is the second of a two-course sequence that addresses the
pronunciation, intonation, and structure of the language within a
framework which develops basic listening, speaking, reading, and
writing skills. Related aspects of the culture supplement the language
study. Initial language options are (but not limited to) Russian, Italian,
Korean, or Portuguese. It is the department’s intention to offer at least
one of these languages each year. Meets the General Studies
requirement for Skills and University Requirements. Prerequisite:
MODL 101 of the same language
MODL 250 Self-directed Language Study (1–3)
This is the first semester of a self-directed language study course,
which requires dedicated individual effort on the part of the student,
because the course progresses at an accelerated pace. Students meet
with the professor prior to signing up for the course in order to
determine goals, method of study, required personal discipline,
responsibilities, and schedule of periodic meetings with the professor.
Thus, prior acceptance by the professor is required. Prerequisites:
Completed General Studies language requirement and junior/senior
standing or instructor approval
MODL 251 Self-directed Language Study II (1–3)
This is the second semester of a self-directed language study course,
which requires dedicated individual effort on the part of the student, as
the course progresses at an accelerated pace. Students meet with the
professor prior to signing up for the course in order to determine goals,
method of study, required personal discipline, responsibilities, and schedule
of periodic meetings with the professor. Thus, prior acceptance by the
professor is required. Prerequisites: Completed General Studies
language requirement, MODL 250 (in the same language), and junior/senior
standing or instructor approval
Teacher Education
TEP 518 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing, 7–12 (3)
This course includes intensive instruction in reading and language arts
methods that is grounded in methodically sound research. Exposure to
well-designed instructional programs enables students to examine a
comprehensive, systematic program of instruction that is aligned with
the state-adopted academic content standards for study in English
Language Arts and the Reading/Language Arts Framework. Students
study explicit and meaningfully applied instruction in reading, writing,
and related language skills and strategies and methods of guiding
and developing the content-based reading and writing abilities of all
students, including students with varied reading levels and language
backgrounds. Prerequisite: admission to single-subject credential
program; corequisites: TEP 508 and TEP 568A
TEP 528 Teaching Strategies, 7–12 (3)
Various strategies of instruction commonly used in secondary schools
are explored. Students have opportunities to plan instructional experiences
and evaluate their use. Prerequisite: admission to single-subject credential
program; corequisites: TEP 558 and TEP 568B
TEP 548 Curriculum Planning and Assessment, 7–12 (3)
The assessment, content, and methods of secondary education are
examined. Prerequisite: admission to single-subject credential program;
corequisites: TEP 578A and TEP 588
TEP 558 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners, 7–12 (3)
This course involves research, resources, and methodology for delivering
a balanced, comprehensive program of instruction in reading, writing,
and related language arts areas in linguistically and/or culturally diverse
single-subject classrooms. Prospective teachers gain opportunities to
examine, analyze, apply, and evaluate general and specific teaching
strategies and materials focusing on English language acquisition for
English learners (ELL), utilizing sheltered English strategies (SDAIE), and
focusing on acquisition of all related content areas. Prerequisite: admission
to single-subject credential program; corequisites: TEP 528 and TEP 568B
TEP 568A Field Experience I, 7–12 (1)
This course offers practical field experience enabling candidates to
comprehend the principles, practices, and content presented in the
related corequisite course. This course also enables the institution
to determine when candidates are ready to begin daily, supervised
teaching. Prerequisite: admission to single-subject credential program;
corequisites: TEP 508 and TEP 518
TEP 568B Field Experience II, 7–12 (1)
This course offers practical field experience enabling candidates to
comprehend the principles, practices, and content presented in the
related corequisite course. This course also enables the institution
to determine when candidates are ready to begin daily, supervised
teaching. Prerequisite: admission to single-subject credential program
and TEP 568A; corequisites: TEP 528 and TEP 558
TEP 578A Student Teaching I, 7–12 (2)
Students complete a semester of full-time, supervised student teaching
in appropriate public school 7–12 classrooms, with assignments at the
primary and intermediate level. Each placement provides teaching
experiences with English-language learners and ethnically diverse
students. Students who successfully complete student teaching and
meet all CTC requirements and other applicable state requirements
are recommended for the SB 2042 Preliminary Single-Subject Credential.
Applications for enrollment in this course must be made by April 1 for the
fall semester, or by November 1 for the spring semester. Prerequisite:
admission to single-subject credential program and student must
submit application and be cleared prior to student teaching; corequisites:
TEP 548 and TEP 588
TEP 578B Student Teaching II, 7–12 (2)
Students complete a semester of full-time, supervised student teaching
in appropriate public school 7–12 classrooms, with assignments at the
primary and intermediate level. Each placement provides teaching
experiences with English-language learners and ethnically diverse
students. Students who successfully complete student teaching and meet
all CTC requirements and other applicable state requirements are
recommended for the SB 2042 Preliminary Single-Subject Credential.
Applications for enrollment in this course must be made by April 1 for
the fall semester, or by November 1 for the spring semester.
Prerequisites: admission to single-subject credential program and
TEP 578A; corequisites: EDUC 405 and EDUC 504
TEP 588 Student Teaching Seminar, 7–12 (3)
The purpose of the seminar is to discuss problems common to student
teachers in 7–12 classrooms, address individual concerns, and readdress
legal issues. The course culminates in the presentation of a professional
teaching portfolio completed throughout the credential program. The
course relies extensively on people outside of the program to serve as
resources. Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to the teacher
education and single-subject credential programs. A school
placement for student teaching is required for enrollment. This course
is offered for students who have applied and have been cleared for
student teaching prior to the beginning of this class. Corequisites for
single-subject credential students: TEP 548 and TEP 578A
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
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PSYCHOLOGY
Department of Psychology
10. Students demonstrate a basic knowledge of the methods,
theories, and concepts upon which the discipline of psychology
is based.
11. Students demonstrate an understanding of the ethical practice
of scientific inquiry in the field of psychology.
12. Students demonstrate knowledge of normal and abnormal
human processes including learning, cognition, growth,
development, personality, and cultural and religious identity.
Faculty
Chair and Associate Professor: Annie Y. Tsai, Ph.D.
Chair Emeritus and Professor: Brian Eck, Ph.D.
Professor: Alan Oda, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Juanita Cole, Ph.D.; Kathryn Ecklund, Ph.D.;
Chong Ho Yu, Ph.D.; Stephen S. Lambert, Psy.D.
Assistant Professors: Rachel Castaneda, Ph.D.; Priscila Diaz, Ph.D.;
David Dunaetz, M.S.; Gewn Hi Park, Ph.D., Joyce Lacy, Ph.D.
Lecturer: George Harvey, Psy.D.
Mission Statement
The Department of Psychology at Azusa Pacific University is a
community of Christian scholars who, with their diverse
backgrounds and expertise in understanding human behavior in
society, are committed to enhancing the development of students
through intellectual challenge, experiential learning, personal growth,
and spiritual discovery so that students develop their potential and
are prepared for where God is leading them to serve. The Department
of Psychology assists students in developing the skills necessary for
the observation, understanding, and analysis of human behavior.
Study in psychology provides a foundation background for a broad
variety of careers in which the understanding of human behavior and
social processes is useful. In their study of psychology, students are
encouraged to engage in personal exploration and development
within a spirit of community. Students gain a greater awareness of
their strengths, skills, and areas for personal, intellectual, and spiritual
growth. A bachelor’s degree in psychology qualifies one for entry-level
positions in mental health and community service agencies or
human resources. More advanced positions may require a minimum
of a master’s degree.
13. Students demonstrate skill in conducting research in psychology
including statistics and research methodologies.
14. Students demonstrate skills related to accessing, obtaining, and
understanding the current literature in the field of psychology.
15. Students speak and write effectively in the discourse of the
discipline in order to communicate effectively with others in
the field.
Department Overview
The Department of Psychology at Azusa Pacific University assists
students in developing the skills necessary for the observation,
understanding, and analysis of human behavior. Study in psychology
provides a foundational background for a broad variety of careers in
which the understanding of human behavior and social processes
is useful.
In their study of psychology, students are encouraged to engage in
personal exploration and development within the spirit of community.
Students gain a greater awareness of their strengths, skills, and areas
for personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth.
Each faculty member is a committed Christian with an interest
in the individual student. As a department, the faculty are committed
to preparing students for a wide range of post-baccalaureate
work in psychology and related disciplines, and helping students
discuss and reflect upon the relationship of psychology and their
Christian faith.
Programs and activities associated with psychology are planned by
the faculty, and Psi Chi. These activities include professor potlucks
and graduate school forums in which students interact with area
Christian psychology professionals, as well as informal gatherings
where psychology majors receive support and information to help
them successfully navigate their program requirements, meet other
students, and understand career opportunities.
Student Learning Outcomes
Career Opportunities
1. Students are able to articulate their personal values, interests,
and abilities.
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in psychology have a foundational
background for a broad variety of careers in business and human
services. These include entry-level jobs in mental health and
community service agencies or human resources. For advanced
positions requiring testing, counseling, or consulting, a master’s
degree is generally the minimum requirement. Psychologists with
doctoral degrees qualify for more advanced counseling, research,
and teaching positions. Psychology majors with advanced degrees
may pursue careers in educational, developmental, child, family,
health, sports, industrial/organizational, ministry, and experimental
psychology. They may also pursue licensure as clinical, counseling,
or school psychologists, and marriage and family therapists.
2. Students are able to articulate an understanding of cultural and
global perspectives of self and others.
3. Students are able to articulate their career and life goals.
4. Students demonstrate an ability to integrate psychology and
Christianity.
5. Students are able to articulate how their faith influences their
contribution to the communities in which they serve and live.
6. Students demonstrate respect for the diversity of human behavior
and experience.
7. Students demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
8. Students demonstrate the skills to pursue a variety of post
baccalaureate alternatives, including employment and graduate
or professional school.
9. Students engage in services to meet human needs.
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 2012–13
Psychology Major
50–54 units
The core requirements of the psychology major provide students with a
grounding in the primary areas of the discipline and an understanding of
the basics of human behavior.
Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.0 in the courses counted
for the psychology major or minor.
Core Courses
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
32 units
110
290
299
325
360
362
400
435
470
General Psychology*/^
Human Growth and Development*
Applied Statistics
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology***/^^
Cultural Psychology**
Psychology and Christianity
Introduction to Neuroscience:
Brain and Behavior
Select one of the following:
BIOL 101/101L
Fundamentals of Biology and Lab*
BIOL 151/151L
General Biology and Lab*
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
4
4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^An AP Psychology score of 3, 4, or 5 will be accepted for PSYC 110.
^^There is a lab component to this class.
Concentrations
18–22 units
Beyond core requirements, students complete the major by choosing
a concentration. The department offers eight concentrations to
assist students in preparing for careers in psychology. Based on
a student’s primary interests, the choice of a concentration enables
the student to begin to prepare for post-baccalaureate work in
psychology. Concentrations should be declared in the spring
semester of the sophomore year.
(1) Child Life Specialist Concentration
22 units
The child life specialist program offers a unique approach by which
students receive a solid theoretical and experiential background in
the psychological sciences which prepares them not only for the
Child Life Specialist Exam, but also for further graduate study in
child life or other areas of the behavioral sciences. Students in the
child life program have good preparation both academically and
clinically for work in child life. Students receive crossdisciplinary
instruction from specialists in recreational, art, play, family, and child
therapies. Child life students will also be prepared to work in a variety
of settings including early childhood education, child development
centers, and special education settings.
Recommended General Studies Foreign Language Requirement
It is recommended that the child life specialist student take Spanish or
American Sign Language. These two options best meet the needs of
children in this geographic region.
Required Courses
PSYC
345
PSYC
430
PSYC
432
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
445
450
455
PSYC
494
22 units
Child and Adolescent Psychology
3
Intervention Strategies for Children
3
Recreational Play and Psychosocial
Interventions for the Ill and Injured Child
3
Psychology of Family
3
Counseling
3
Behavioral Science Practicum I –
Child Life Specialist
3
Professional Studies in Child Life
1
Select one of the following:
PSYC
385
Health Psychology
PSYC
485
Stress and Coping
164
3
3
Recommended Courses
AT
160
Acute Care of Injury and Illness
BIOL
115
Anatomy and Physiology
ENGL
434
Children’s Literature**
PSYC
440
Psychology of Religion**
SOCW 351
Child Welfare***
UNRS
380
Transcultural Health Care Outreach
2
4
3
3
3
2
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
(2) Counseling/Clinical Psychology Concentration
21 units
The counseling psychology concentration is directed toward students
who have an interest in developing a background in foundational
counseling theories, skills, and methods. This concentration prepares
students for advanced study leading to positions in clinical or counseling
psychology, social agencies, or church-based counseling ministries.
Required Courses
PSYC
380
Psychology of Personality
PSYC
415
Group Process
PSYC
445
Psychology of Family
PSYC
450
Counseling
PSYC
480
Psychological Testing and Measurement
3
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC
455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
PSYC
475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC
390
Cognition
PSYC
405
Psychology of Learning
3
3
Recommended Courses
PSYC
375
Psychology of Conflict Management
and Mediation
PSYC
430
Intervention Strategies for Children
PSYC
440
Psychology of Religion**
PSYC
460
Behavior Science Practicum II
PSYC
485
Stress and Coping
SOC
358
Human Diversity**
3
3
3
3
3
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
(3) Family and Child Concentration
18 units
The family and child concentration provides background in the
process of child and family development and the related issues
of prevention and treatment. This concentration is directed toward
students who are preparing for bachelor’s-level work with children
and families and/or graduate study.
Required Courses
PSYC
345
Psychology of Child
and Adolescent Development
PSYC
355
Psychology of Adult Development
PSYC
410
Psychology of the Exceptional Child
PSYC
445
Psychology of Family
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC
455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
PSYC
475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC
430
Intervention Strategies for Children
PSYC
450
Counseling
3
3
Recommended Courses
PSYC
390
Cognition
PSYC
440
Psychology of Religion**
PSYC
462
Advanced Research and Statistical Methods
PSYC
470
Introduction to Neuroscience:
Brain and Behavior
SOC
230
Comparative Family Systems*
3
3
3
3
3
PSYCHOLOGY
SOC
SOCW
SOCW
358
310
311
Human Diversity**
Human Behavior and the
Social Environment I*/^
Human Behavior and the
Social Environment II*/^
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
^Both classes must be taken to fulfill General Studies requirements.
(4) General Psychology Concentration
Courses
360 Principles of Marketing
200 Understanding Mass Communication
425 Interpersonal Communication Processes
455 Behavioral Science Practicum I
475 Research Methods Practicum I
3
3
3
3
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
^^Prerequisite: BUSI 210 and MATH 110 with a B or higher
18 units
The general psychology concentration is directed toward students who
desire training in the field of psychology, but because of their unique
career interests, goals, or life needs, are best served by selecting
courses throughout the concentrations.
Required Courses
Any six upper-division electives offered by the department that are not
part of the core requirements
(5) Health Psychology Concentration
Recommended
BUSI
COMM
COMM
PSYC
PSYC
18 units
The health psychology concentration increases the student’s
understanding of the field and prepares him/her for advanced study
in this area of psychology. This emphasis involves understanding the
psychological aspects related to promoting health behavior and how
psychological principles can be applied to the treatment and prevention
of illness.
Required Courses
PSYC
385 Health Psychology
3
PSYC
450
Counseling
3
PSYC
485 Stress and Coping
3
PSYC 3XX/4XX
One upper-division PSYC class
3
(not yet used in the PSYC Core)
Select one of the following:
PSYC
345
Psychology of Child
and Adolescent Development
PSYC
355
Psychology of Adult Development
Select one of the following:
PSYC
390
Cognition
PSYC
405
Psychology of Learning
Recommended Courses
BIOL
115
Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL
330
Gender Differences**
PSYC
440
Psychology of Religion**
PSYC
455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
PSYC
475
Research Methods Practicum I
PSYC
480
Psychological Testing and Measurements
SOCW 415
Addictions: Assessment and Intervention
(7) Psychological Sciences Concentration
Select three of the following:
PSYC
345
Psychology of Child and
Adolescent Development
PSYC
385
Health Psychology
PSYC
390
Cognition
PSYC
405
Psychology of Learning
Recommended Courses
PSYC
355
Psychology of Adult Development
PSYC
440
Psychology of Religion**
PSYC
476
Research Practicum II
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
(6) Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration 18 units
The industrial/organizational psychology concentration is directed
toward students who have an interest in applying the knowledge and
methods of psychology to business and organizational settings.
Required Courses
PSYC
355
Psychology of Adult Development
3
PSYC
370
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
3
PSYC
375
Psychology of Conflict Management
and Mediation
3
PSYC
415
Group Process
3
PSYC
480
Psychological Testing and Measurement
3
Select one of the following:
BUSI
445
Human Resource Development^^
3
BUSI
448
Organization and Administrative Behavior^^ 3
MKTG
362
Consumer Behavior**
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
(8) Psychology and Ministry Concentration
3
3
18 units
The psychological sciences concentration is directed toward students
who have an interest in pursuing doctoral studies in psychology. Students
develop the skills and background necessary for producing and evaluating
psychological research and applying research methodologies.
Required Courses
PSYC
462
Advanced Research and Statistical Methods 3
PSYC
475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
PSYC
480
Psychological Testing and Measurement
3
18 units
The psychology and ministry concentration is directed toward students
who are interested in applying the methods and principles of
psychology to church- and ministry-related settings.
Required Courses
PSYC
375
Psychology of Conflict Management
and Mediation
3
PSYC
440
Psychology of Religion**
3
PSYC
445
Psychology of the Family
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC
455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
PSYC
475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC
415
Group Process
PSYC
450
Counseling
3
3
Select one of the following:
One course from MIN 300, MIN 301, MINC 336, MINC 420, MINC 446,
MINY 400, or MINY 403. Prerequisites (other than PSYC 290 and
MIN 108) are waived for students with this concentration.
One course in psychology from the Focus on the Family Institute
Recommended Courses
COMM 330
Small-group Communication**
3
COMM 425
Interpersonal Communication Processes
3
PHIL
340
Concepts of Human Nature*/***
3
THEO
363
Contemporary Christian Thought*
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
(9) Sports Psychology Concentration
18 units
The sports psychology concentration increases the student’s understanding
of the field and prepares him/her for advanced study in this area of
psychology. This emphasis involves the study and understanding of
the psychological factors associated with performance in sports and
other types of physical activity.
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Required Courses
PSYC
330
Sports Psychology
PSYC
385
Health Psychology
PSYC
415
Group Process
PSYC
450
Counseling
PSYC
485
Stress and Coping
Select one of the following:
PSYC
345
Psychology of Child and
Adolescent Development
PSYC
355
Psychology of Adult Development
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Recommended Courses
AES
363
Physiology of Exercise
364
Kinesiology
AES
115
Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL
BIOL
330
Gender Differences**
PE
325
Motor Development and Learning
PE
406
Sociology of Sport
PE
474
Practicum in Coaching
PSYC
480
Psychological Testing and Measurement
4
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
Psychology Minor
PSYC
PSYC
PSYC
110
290
2xx–4xx
21 units
General Psychology*
Human Growth and Development*
One PSYC class
(PSYC 299 is recommended)
Four upper-division psychology electives
3
3
3
12
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
Course Descriptions
PSYC 110 General Psychology (3)
This general survey course explores the field of psychology. It includes
human development, social psychology, learning, perception, cognition,
motivation, personality, psychological testing, and nervous system
functioning. Students enrolled in this course may be required to share
information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Meets
the General Studies core requirement in Identity and Relationships
PSYC 225 Personal and Social Adjustment (3)
Students become familiar with the concept of the “fully functioning
individual” and some of the ways of attaining and maintaining such
a level of functioning. Facilitation of personal growth through
self-awareness and interpersonal relationships are the major emphasis
of this course. The course is recommended to students who wish to
understand more fully their own psychological functioning. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Meets the General Studies core
requirement in Identity and Relationships
PSYC 290 Human Growth and Development (3)
This study of human development across the life span emphasizes
a multidisciplinary perspective, including such areas as psychology,
sociology, processes as social interaction, and the tools for applying
developmental psychology to life situations. Students enrolled in this
course may be required to share information regarding their personal life,
family, or relationships. Meets General Studies core requirement in
Identity and Relationships
PSYC 299 Applied Statistics (3)
This is an elementary course in basic statistical concepts. Students are
introduced to the understanding and use of necessary computational
procedures to attain basic skills in the following: frequency distributions,
graphs, central tendency, variability, normal curve, probabilities, correlation,
hypothesis testing, and chi square. Understanding and use of the above
statistics are stressed over mathematical development. Students enrolled in
this course may be required to share information regarding their personal
life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent
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PSYC 325 Social Psychology (3)
The relationships between social interaction processes and individual
behavior are studied. The course familiarizes the student with a variety of
perspectives on social behavior, encourages the student to become
a careful observer of social interaction through systematic research,
and examines the implications of sociopsychological theory and research
for present and future changes in the structure of human relationships.
Students enrolled in this course may be required to share information
regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 330 Sports Psychology (3)
Sports psychology is a survey course that explores the role of psychology
as it is related to the enhancement of athletic performance. Students
spend time on areas related to sports and physical activity such as
motivation, self-confidence, goal setting, burnout, anxiety, healthy attitudes
toward sports participation, and other sports-related activity. Emphasis
is on critically reviewing sports psychology literature and research in
an attempt to separate effective and ineffective psychology-related
approaches to sport activity. Students enrolled in this course may be
required to share information regarding their personal life, family, or
relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 340 History of Psychology (3)
The historical growth of psychological science is surveyed here. This
course focuses on major theorists and their ideas in relation to the
historical context as well as current psychological issues. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and
PSYC 290
PSYC 345 Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development (3)
This course is an advanced examination of emotional, cognitive, physical,
and social development from infancy through adolescence. The process
of human development as a complex interaction of biological and
sociocultural factors are reviewed. Contemporary research topics
focusing on genetics, fertility, attachment, communication, cognitive, and
moral aspects of development are examined. Students enrolled in this
course may be required to share information regarding their personal life,
family, or relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PSYC 290
PSYC 355 Psychology of Adult Development (3)
This course is an advanced examination of the emotional, cognitive,
physical, and social development of individuals from young adulthood
through the end of life. The process of adult development as an interplay
of biological, psychological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects is
examined. The emphasis is on normal patterns in personal and emotional
development in adulthood, as well as on contemporary research in areas
of health, gender, marriage and relationships, family and parenting,
ethnic/ecological systems, work, ethics, and morality. Students enrolled in
this course may be required to share information regarding their personal
life, family, or relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PSYC 290
PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology (3)
The major focus of this course is mental illness and abnormal behavior
in light of modern theory and knowledge. Current trends and modern
methods of diagnosis, understanding, treatment, and prevention are
discussed. Students enrolled in this course may be required to share
information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110, and PSYC 290 or SOCW 310/311
PSYC 362 Research Methods in Psychology (4)
Students engage in a comprehensive overview of both quantitative and
qualitative research methods used in psychological research, along with
an understanding of the ethical considerations and other challenges
involved in good research design. Students also engage in an original
research project and learn to write utilizing the style adopted by the
American Psychological Association. This class includes an additional lab
component. Students enrolled in this course may be required to share
information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Meets the
General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PSYC 299
PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 370 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
Students survey the basic behavioral science research and thinking as
they contribute to industrial and organizational psychology, including
worker attitudes and theories of motivation, organizational structure and
communication, theories of leadership and decision making, conflict
resolution, and methods of personnel selection and appraisal. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 415 Group Process (3)
Students survey the basic behavioral science research and thinking as
applied to human interaction in groups. This includes such topics as
group formation, phases, structure, types and uses of groups, group
communication, group conflict resolution, and methods of group leadership.
The course includes the observation and evaluation of group interaction.
Students enrolled in this course may be required to share information
regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 375 Psychology of Conflict Management and Mediation (3)
This class develops a psychological understanding of the dynamics of
human conflict; the differences between constructive and destructive
conflict; the different ways in which conflict can be managed, resolved
and tranformed; and the basic skills in the management and resolution
of conflict. Prerequisite: PSYC 110 or instructor’s permission
PSYC 430 Intervention Strategies with Children (3)
This course provides an introduction to a broad range of assessment
and intervention strategies designed to meet the developmental,
psychomotor, language, behavioral, and educational needs of children.
Issues of normative and non-normative child and family functioning
in child assessment and intervention planning are considered.
Observational techniques, standardized tests, informal assessment
measures, developmental assessments, and alternatives to current
testing practices are discussed and reviewed from the multiple
disciplines impacting child assessment and intervention. The broad
range of modalities utilized in intervention with children is given strong
emphasis with observation and student practice required at an
intervention site. Students enrolled in this course may be required to
share information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110, and PSYC 290 or SOCW 310/311
PSYC 380 Psychology of Personality (3)
This course acquaints students with the various basic elements of
personality and their integration. Students explore concepts regarding the
basic components of personality and the processes that undergird an
individual’s growth and behavior. The course also reviews current and
traditional theories of personality. Students enrolled in this course may
be required to share information regarding their personal life, family, or
relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110, and PSYC 290 or SOCW 310/311
PSYC 385 Health Psychology (3)
This is a survey course exploring the role of psychology as it is related to
human physiology and the health field. Topics include basic neurology,
stress management, nutrition, addictive substances, immunological
disorders, and other relevant psychophysiological areas. Students enrolled
in this course may be required to share information regarding their personal
life, family, or relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110, PSYC 290 or
SOCW 310/311, and one biology course, or instructor’s permission
PSYC 390 Cognition (3)
An overview of cognitive psychology is provided. Theories and research
concerning sensation, perception, memory, and other higher-order mental
processes include imagery, language, creativity, concept formation,
and decision-making are discussed Students participate in laboratory
experiments to demonstrate many of these concepts. Students enrolled
in this course may be required to share information regarding their
personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 400 Cultural Psychology (3)
This course presents major theological theories and practices from
a multicultural perspective, emphasizing shared components across
cultures. A historical overview of different minority groups in the United
States and how these people groups have adjusted and adapted to new
cultures is presented. Students explore major psychological theories and
practices from a multicultural perspective, with an emphasis on the cultural
sources of diversity in thinking, emotion, motivation, self, development, and
psychopathology. This course is designed to help individuals begin to
understand the need for being culturally competent in working with
individuals from diverse backgrounds. Students enrolled in this course may
be required to share information regarding their personal life, family, or
relationships. Meets the General Studies elective requirement.
Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 405 Psychology of Learning (3)
This course examines several major theories and research in the psychology
of learning. How learning theories have developed historically and how
learning principles apply to psychological problems are also explored.
Students enrolled in this course may be required to share information
regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 410 Psychology of Exceptional Children (3)
Students examine and analyze the problems faced by the exceptional
child. The study includes physical and emotional adjustment, speech
and language disorders, various childhood disorders such as mental
retardation and depression, and other childhood mental and physical
disorders. Students enrolled in this course may be required to share
information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110, and PSYC 290 or SOCW 310/311
PSYC 432 Recreational and Psychosocial Interventions for the Ill
and Injured Child (3)
This is a core course in the child life specialist curriculum. Course content
includes a wide range of recreational and psychosocial interventions for
children who are hospitalized, chronically ill, or have disabilities.
Students will understand various intervention techniques using
developmental play, music, art, dance, and other forms of recreation.
Students gain understanding of the role of the child life specialist as a
member of an interdisciplinary medical team. Prerequisites: PSYC 110,
and PSYC 290 or SOCW 310/311
PSYC 435 Psychology and Christianity: Integration Seminar (3)
This class discusses and critically evaluates the core ideas in the
integration of psychology and the Christian faith by teaching the four to
five established approaches for how to integrate what is known from
psychological science and what is known from Biblical hermeneutics and
theology. Upon completion of the course, students are able to define and
communicate an awareness of the issues and various approaches for
integration. Students are also able to identify and communicate the
application of the integration of psychology and the Christian faith in their
own lives and practice of psychology. Students enrolled in the course may
be required to share information regarding their personal life, family, or
relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110; completion of the General Studies
Bible and Doctrine courses recommended
PSYC 440 Psychology of Religion (3)
This course investigates the common ground between psychology
and religion. Values, mature religion, the nature of humanity, and
religious experience are all areas of study for this purpose. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Meets the General Studies
elective requirement. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 445 Psychology of the Family (3)
This course provides an overview of the field of family psychology.
The three primary areas of study are: family systems theory, the family
lifecycle, and several theoretical frameworks for the study of families.
Students are given the opportunity to apply these concepts to their own
family of origin. Students enrolled in this course may be required to share
information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PSYC 290
PSYC 450 Counseling (3)
This course is an introduction to counseling and psychotherapy. Theories
and research on the helping relationship are explored. A major portion of
the course emphasizes understanding and practicing basic helping skills.
Students enrolled in this course may be required to share information
regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisites:
PSYC 110; and either PSYC 290 or SOCW 310/311
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PSYC 452 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3)
This course focuses on teaching junior and senior students an
understanding of both behavioral therapy (BT) and cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT). While students study the theoretical framework of BT
and CBT, they learn how to apply specific cognitive and behavioral skills
in a myriad of settings, including nursing, physical education, psychology,
and education. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 455 Behavioral Science Practicum I (3)
This course is designed for students who have completed most of the
psychology or sociology major requirements. Each student participates
in one or more endeavor(s) that offer(s) an opportunity to apply former
training in a professional setting while acquiring new knowledge. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 460 Behavioral Science Practicum II (3)
This course is designed for students who have completed most of the
psychology or sociology major requirements. Each student participates
in one or more endeavor(s) that offer(s) an opportunity to apply former
training in a professional setting while acquiring new knowledge. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and
PSYC 455
PSYC 462 Advanced Research and Statistical Methods (3)
The course is designed to further develop students’ understanding of
research design and the research process in the behavioral sciences.
Students investigate at an advanced level the validity threats inherent
in the research process and explore a variety of advanced research
designs. Students have the opportunity to utilize various designs in their
own research endeavors and learn to use SPSS for the analysis of their
own research endeavors and data. Students enrolled in this course may
be required to share information regarding their personal life, family, or
relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110, PSYC 299, and PSYC 362
PSYC 465 Advanced General Psychology (3)
This course is designed for the student interested in graduate study.
It integrates the theories and concepts presented in the various
undergraduate psychology courses and enables the student to achieve
an eclectic understanding of psychology. Students enrolled in this course
may be required to share information regarding their personal life, family,
or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 470 Introduction to Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior (3)
This course examines the physiological basis of human behavior. The
anatomy of the nervous system and molecular underpinnings of behavior
are explored. Students learn how the brain controls major senses,
thoughts, and sleep behaviors. Additionally, students are introduced to the
neurobiology of various psychological and neurological diseases. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 475 Research Methods Practicum I (3)
This course helps students improve their research skills by providing an
opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills, and interests in order to conduct
a comprehensive research project. Successful completion of the course
results in an APA-style paper or submission of a paper or poster presentation
to a professional organization or in a professional setting. Concurrent
enrollment in another research practicum course is permitted. Nine units
of PSYC 475 may be counted toward the major. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 476 Research Methods Practicum II (3)
This course expands the skills acquired in Research Methods Practicum I.
Students design and execute complex research projects. Completion
of the course results in APA-style paper or poster submission to a
professional setting. Concurrent enrollment in another research practicum
course is permitted. Six units of PSYC 476 may count toward the major.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PSYC 475
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PSYC 480 Psychological Testing and Measurement (3)
Students gain a thorough background in objective tests and
measurements. A brief survey is offered in intelligence, personality,
organization, and industrial psychological measures. Terminology is
developed, dangers and advantages of psychological instruments
discussed, and each student is required to administer and interpret a
number of instruments. Students enrolled in this course may be required
to share information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships.
The course is offered to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only.
Prerequisites: PSYC 110, PSYC 299; a special material fee applies.
PSYC 485 Stress and Coping (3)
This course provides an overview of stress and coping theory as it has
developed in the research literature in the last century. The interrelationships
between stress and mental illness, medical diseases, and industrialorganizational factors are discussed. Students develop a basic
understanding of stress as it relates to trauma and post-traumatic
symptomology. Students gain an understanding of basic stress
management and coping techniques and their clinical applications.
Students enrolled in this course may be required to share information
regarding their personal life, family, or relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 494 Professional Studies in Child Life (1)
This course aids students in gaining a broad understanding of the field of
child life and assists them in attaining knowledge regarding subspecialties
within the field. The readings in this course meet the recommended reading
list formulated by the National Child Life Council for students seeking
certification as child life specialists. This course exposes the student to
knowledge necessary for successful completion of the National Certification
Test in the area of child life specialist. Students enrolled in this course may
be required to share information regarding their personal life, family, or
relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PSYC 290
PSYC 495 Special Topics in Psychology (3)
This course engages students in focused study of particular topics of
direct relevance or urgency in the field of psychology which are not
already discussed in the curriculum. Topics vary from semester to
semester and may reflect new practices, theories, or faculty research
interests in the field. This course may be taken more than once as
topics change. Prerequisites: PSYC 110; other courses may serve as
prerequisites depending on the topic.
PSYC 497 Readings (1–4)
This is a program of study concentrating on assigned readings,
discussions, and writing arranged between, and designed, by a student
of upper-division standing and a full-time professor. Students enrolled in
this course may be required to share information regarding their personal
life, family, or relationships. An independent study fee is assessed for
each enrollment in this class. Prerequisite: PSYC 110
PSYC 498 Directed Research (1–4)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique,
and gives students experience in the research process. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying reading, log, writing, and seminar presentation within the
department or in a university research symposium. No more than 1 unit
may be used to fulfill preparatory readings requirement. Students
enrolled in this course may be required to share information regarding
their personal life, family, or relationships. An independent study fee is
assessed for each enrollment in this class. Prerequisites: PSYC 110
and junior or senior standing
PSYC 499 Thesis/Project (1–4)
This is a senior-level “capstone” type of independent study/research
experience involving the student in a unique project with a sophisticated
level of research, synthesis, analysis, and communication. The 1-unit
expectation encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with
accompanying readings, log, instructor discussions, and writing of
summary analysis and conclusions. The thesis or project may result in
formal thesis, published article, electronic media, or artistic creation of a
material form. No more than 1 unit may be used to fulfill the preparatory
readings requirement. Students enrolled in this course may be required
to share information regarding their personal life, family, or relationships.
An independent study fee is assessed for each enrollment in this class.
Prerequisites: Upper-division Writing Intensive course completed or
instructor’s permission, junior or senior standing, and PSYC 110
Department of Theater,
Film, and Television
Theater Arts Learning Outcomes
Artistry
Integrate the technique and skills needed to become a transformational
artist; acquire a creative and critical voice
Technical Practice
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of lighting, sound, or scenic design
Knowledge/Analysis
Faculty
Describe the development of theater as an art form and the role it
has played historically and in contemporary culture; apply analytical
approaches to drama
Interim Cochairs and Professors: Monica Ganas, Ph.D.,
Thomas Parham, Ph.D.
Professional Development
Professors: John R. Hamilton, Ph.D.; Michael C. Smith, Ed.D.
Spiritual/Faith
Associate Professors: Warren G. Koch, Ph.D.; Rachel Tracie, Ph.D.
Identify the contribution and impact of Christian faith and practice in
the arts
Assistant Professor: Jill Lincoln, M.A.
Lecturers: Danielle Baca, M.A.; Dennis Baker, M.A.;
Anthony Barnao, B.A.; Randall Barnes, Ph.D.; Vickie Bronaugh, M.A.;
Amick Byram, B.A.; Annette Chapman, MFA; Heather Corwin, MFA;
Margaret Cunningham, MFA; Erin Gaw, M.A.; Harry Gould, MFA;
Adam Hall, MFA; Susan Isaacs, MFA; Rhonda Kohl, MFA;
Tannis Hanson, MFA; Barbara Harrington, M.A.; Edward Kim, MFA;
Christine Krebsbach, M.A.; James Lincoln, M.A.;
Gregory Michael, MFA; Nanci Ruby, MFA; Marianne Savell, MFA;
Stephanie Simpson, MFA; Jeffrey Tirrell, M.A.; Erin Weaver, M.A.;
Nasia Wong, B.A.
Mission Statement
The Department of Theater, Film, and Television is a learning
community dedicated to the study and practice of the cinematic
and theatrical arts. Department faculty train and mentor students in
writing, directing, production, acting, and criticism, combining
mastery of craft with scholarship. The program encourages the
artistic and spiritual growth of students and the exploration of their
calling from a thoughtful and culturally engaged Christian worldview.
Cinematic Arts Learning Outcomes
Story
Understand and practice the art of cinematic storytelling
Technical Practice
Demonstrate proficiency in the aesthetic, practical, and technical
aspects of writing, production, or criticism
Knowledge/Analysis
Articulate, critique, and apply the historic, social, and theoretical
contexts of the cinematic arts
Professional Development
Implement the protocol, vocabulary, and work ethic necessary for
professional careers
Collaboration
Serve as a member of a creative team in leadership and
servanthood roles to meet project goals
Spiritual/Faith
Integrate an understanding of Christian faith through critical,
creative, and collaborative endeavors
Prepare for professional protocol and understanding of current styles
Career Opportunities
To enhance their career opportunities, students must complete a
3-unit internship or capstone project prior to graduation. Graduates
enter professions in the fields of media, broadcasting, television,
film production, theater production, education, communications,
ministry, performance, consulting, and sales. Many go on to
graduate or professional school.
Department Overview
The Department of Theater, Film, and Television offers a Bachelor
of Fine Arts in Acting for the Stage and Screen and a Bachelor of
Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts Production; both are intensive four-year
training degrees designed to equip students for professional
careers. Bachelor of Arts degrees are also offered in Theater Arts
and in Cinematic Arts with concentrations in Screenwriting or
Critical Studies. In addition, students from other majors can earn
minors in screenwriting, critical studies, or theater arts.
The department produces five faculty-directed theater productions
annually and several smaller student-directed productions. Additionally,
several off-campus performance opportunities exist: The Azusa
Renaissance Project, a community outreach program that brings
theater to the city of Azusa and the Senior Hollywood Showcase,
which introduces select members of the graduating class to the
Hollywood industry.
The department hosts many major events each year, including
First Mondays and Third Wednesdays, monthly symposia of
industry professionals, alumni, and students, and the APU Film
Premiere Night, which screens advanced student projects to the
public. In addition, the student-run Azusa Film Society hosts the
popular annual 48-Hour Film Festival. Each year, the department
cosponsors numerous student film projects. Recent APU student
films have won dozens of awards at nationally competitive film
festivals.
APU alumni are working professionals at major studios, television
networks, agencies, and throughout the Hollywood industry, and
have performed on Broadway, with national touring companies, and
in regional theaters.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must maintain a
minimum 2.0 grade-point average in the major. In the Bachelor of
Fine Arts programs, students must earn a C (2.0) or better in each
of their major courses.
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Acting for the Stage and
Screen Major (BFA)
63 units
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in each required course for
the BFA.
Film and Theater History Courses
TFT 285
TFT 325
TFT 326
Technical Theater Courses
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
221
222
223
224
Theatrical
Theatrical
Theatrical
Theatrical
200
201
250
251
300
301
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
171
172
271
272
372
435
471
472
12 units
2
2
2
2
2
2
24 units
Acting Fundamentals for the Stage
Acting Fundamentals for the Screen
Intermediate Acting for the Stage and Screen
Improvisation for the Actor
Acting Shakespeare
Acting Styles and Techniques
Advancing Acting for the Camera
Business of Acting/Hollywood Showcase
Performance Courses
TFT 216
TFT 490
3
3
3
3
Beginning Voice for the Actor
Beginning Movement for the Actor
Intermediate Voice for the Actor
Intermediate Movement for the Actor
Advanced Voice for the Actor
Advanced Movement for the Actor
Acting Courses
3
3
3
12 units
Sets and Properties
Lighting and Sound
Costumes and Makeup
Management and Production
Voice and Movement Courses
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
9 units
History of Film**
History of Theater to the 19th Century**
History of Theater: 19th Century to Present**
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6 units^
Performance and Production^^
Internship
1
1
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
^A total of 6 combined units of TFT 416 and/or TFT 490 are required.
^^Candidates for the BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen are required to audition for
all TFT 416 productions each semester and participate in any role in which they are cast.
Students not cast in an on-campus production are welcome to serve on a technical crew
or participate in an off-campus production as a TFT 490 Internship as approved by the
department chair.
Cinematic Arts
Production Major (BFA)
60 units
Required Courses
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
101
260
274
275
285
295
317
335
341
490
494
Christianity and the Creative Process*
Cinema-TV Production I
Story and Character
History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
History of Film**
Film and Television Business
Cinematic Aesthetics
Cinema-TV Production II
Media Criticism and Theory
Internship^
Production Capstone^
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 110
Introduction to Acting
TFT 263
Broadcast Performance
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 375
Screenwriting***
TFT 387
Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media***
3
3
170
Select one of the following:
TFT 351
Film and Social Issues
TFT 420
Topics in Cinema and History
TFT 481
Contemporary Auteurs
Special Topics (Critical Studies)
TFT 495
3
3
3
3
Select four of the following:
TFT 319
Directing for the Camera
TFT 320
Cinematography
TFT 321
Film/Video Editing
TFT 322
Sound Design
TFT 361
Producing and Production Management
3
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 415
Advanced Television Production
TFT 438
Advanced Documentary Film
TFT 462
Advanced Cinema Production
4
4
4
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 units. Only 3 units count toward the major.
Cinematic Arts Major (B.A.)
46–49 units
All cinematic arts majors must complete the core requirements
as well as the requirements for one of the concentrations (critical
studies or screenwriting).
Core Courses
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
101
260
274
275
285
295
341
31 units
Christianity and the Creative Process*
Cinema-TV Production I
Story and Character
History Broadcasting and Electronic Media
History of Film**
Film and Television Business
Media Criticism and Theory
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 110
Introduction to Acting
TFT 263
Broadcast Performance
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 375
Screenwriting***
TFT 387
Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media***
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 475
Media Ministries^^^
TFT 490
Internship^
TFT 499
Capstone Project in Theater, Film, and Television
3
3
3
Critical Studies Concentration
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
317
351
360
481
Cinematic Aesthetics
Film and Social Issues
Studies in Popular Culture
Contemporary Auteurs
Select one of the following:
TFT 420
Topics in Cinema and History
TFT 444
Advanced Film Theory
TFT 495
Special Topics (CINE Critical Studies)
Screenwriting Concentration
TFT 361
TFT 385
TFT 485
Producing and Production Management
Intermediate Screenwriting
Advanced Screenwriting
Select one of the following:
TFT 351
Film and Social Issues
TFT 420
Topics in Cinema and History
TFT 481
Contemporary Auteurs
TFT 495
Special Topics (CINE Critical Studies)
15 units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
18 units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Select two of the following:
TFT 487
Television Writing: Episodic Drama
TFT 488
Television Writing: Situation Comedy
TFT 498
Directed Research: Screenwriting Practicum^^
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
^TFT 490 is a variable unit class (1–3 units). 3 units must be taken to fulfill this requirement.
^^TFT 498 is a variable unit class (1–3 units). 3 units must be taken to fulfill this requirement.
^^^May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 units. Only 3 units count toward the major.
Critical Studies Minor
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
101
275
285
341
360
444
24 units
Christianity and the Creative Process*
History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
History of Film**
Media Theory and Criticism
Studies in Popular Culture
Advanced Film Theory
Select two of the following:
TFT 317
Cinematic Aesthetics
TFT 351
Film and Social Issues
TFT 420
Topics in Cinema and History
TFT 481
Contemporary Auteurs
TFT 495
Special Topics (CINE Critical Studies)^^
Screenwriting Minor
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
101
274
275
285
375
385
481
485
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
27 units
Christianity and the Creative Process*
Story and Character
History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
History of Film**
Screenwriting***
Intermediate Screenwriting
Contemporary Auteurs
Advanced Screenwriting
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 487
Television Writing: Episodic Drama
TFT 488
Television Writing: Situation Comedy
TFT 498
Directed Research: Screenwriting Practicum^
3
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^TFT 498 is a varied unit class (1–3 units). 3 units must be taken to fulfill this requirement.
^^May be repeated within the minor as topics change
Theater Arts Major (B.A.)
Core Courses
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
101
113
213
221
224
325
326
460
45 units
24 units
Christianity and Creative Process*
Acting Fundamentals
Introduction to the Theater
Theatrical Sets and Properties
Theatrical Management and Production
History of Theater to the 19th Century**
History of the Theater: 19th Century to Present**
Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Electives
Select two courses from the following:
TFT 313
Intermediate Acting
TFT 340
Mime Principles and Performance
TFT 355
Theater Education, K–12
TFT 365
Civic Theater
TFT 413
Advanced Acting
TFT 440
Musical Theater Workshop
TFT 455
Theater and the Church
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
21 units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Select two courses from the following:
ENGL 377 Shakespeare***
TFT 293
Theater Field Study
TFT 374
Playwriting
TFT 375
Screenwriting***
TFT 423
Directing
TFT 495
Special Topics (THTR Theory and Criticism)
3
3
3
3
3
3
Select one technical theater course from the following:
TFT 222
Theatrical Lighting and Sound
TFT 223
Theatrical Costumes and Makeup
3
3
Select 3 units from the following:
TFT 216
Theater Performance and Production
TFT 466
Drama Ministries: Performance and Production
1
1
Select one course from the following:
TFT 490
Internship
TFT 499
Capstone Project
3
3
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
Theater Arts Minor
Core Courses
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
110
213
221
325
326
15 units
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Theater
Theatrical Sets and Properties
History of Theater to the 19th Century**
History of Theater: 19th Century to Present**
Electives
Select three
TFT 222
TFT 223
TFT 224
TFT 293
TFT 313
TFT 340
TFT 355
TFT 365
TFT 374
TFT 423
TFT 440
TFT 455
TFT 460
24 units
3
3
3
3
3
9 units
of the following courses:
Theatrical Lighting and Sound
Theatrical Costumes and Makeup
Theatrical Management and Production
Theater Field Study
Intermediate Acting
Mime Principles and Performance
Theater Education, K–12
Civic Theater
Playwriting
Directing
Musical Theater Workshop
Theater and the Church
Dramatic Theory and Criticism
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement
Course Descriptions
TFT 101 Christianity and the Creative Process (3)
This is a study of theater, film, and broadcasting vis-à-vis Christianity
and the arts. Issues of ethics and social justice in the context of cultural
studies are considered. Emphasis is placed on spiritual, artistic, and
community development. Meets the General Studies core requirement
in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts
TFT 110 Introduction to Acting (3)
This course introduces basic acting skills. Students learn how to
breakdown a scene, choose an approach for playing a role, and
express realistic emotion appropriate to a scene. Students also
develop the ability to offer and receive constructive criticism.
This class is for non-theater majors only.
171
TFT 113 Acting Fundamentals (3)
This introductory workshop covers acting techniques and styles,
emphasizing voice, movement, improvisation, and interpretation.
Monologues and scenes from plays are presented in class. This class
is for theater majors only.
TFT 121/PE 121 Fitness for Life: Dance for the Theater (2)
This course teaches the skill of movement and dance as it relates to
actors, including proficiency in various styles of dance that are most
common in musical theater, learning dance terminology necessary
for a working actor, gaining flexibility and dexterity to enhance stage
performance, understanding what is required at a professional theater
audition, and moral issues pertaining to presenting theater dance to an
audience. It also teaches fitness for life concepts through various dance
and aerobic conditioning exercises. Meets the General Studies requirement
for Skills and University Requirements
TFT 222 Theatrical Lighting and Sound (3)
LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This technical theater course covers the theory and practice of
theatrical lighting and sound design. Students explore artistic lighting
design for a variety of theatrical experiences, as well as basic
equipment operation for the processing and mixing of live and recorded
sound.
TFT 223 Theatrical Costumes and Makeup (3)
LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This technical theater course covers the study and practice of costume
and makeup design for theater. Students explore the design research
process, period style, and character analysis leading to visual presentation
of designs.
TFT 171 Acting Fundamentals for the Stage (3)
Students explore the nature of acting; develop and embrace fundamental
concepts of imagination, ease, honesty, sense memory, and concentration;
and learn to break down a script for its events and to particularize these
events in a series of expressive actions. BFA in Acting majors only
TFT 224 Theatrical Management and Production (3)
LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This technical theater course covers the theory and practice of stage
management and theater administration. Students explore the relationship
between artistry and execution of theater as a fine arts discipline. Topics
covered include exploration of production management, professional
unions, publicity, marketing, box office, and house management.
TFT 172 Acting Fundamentals for the Screen (3)
This course explores the nature of acting for film and television. Students
learn fundamental concepts of acting for the camera in order to become
comfortable in front of it. Particular emphasis is placed on the different
camera angles used by filmmakers and how actors should appropriately
adjust for each type. Prerequisites: TFT 171 and BFA in Acting majors only
TFT 250 Intermediate Voice for the Actor (2)
This course is a continuation of the voice curriculum to further enrich
the actor’s technique. Cold reading skills, commercial, and voice-over
work are addressed in order to give specific application to skills learned
in Beginning Voice for the Actor. Prerequisites: TFT 200 and BFA in
Acting majors only
TFT 200 Beginning Voice for the Actor (2)
This course focuses on improving students’ vocal expressiveness,
specifically in the areas of resonance, articulation, breath control,
relaxation, and physical alignment. Learning in these areas is applied to
various texts (both written and created) to explore how the clarity of
meaning and the emotional content of the written word and movement
expression is informed by the fully engaged voice and body. BFA in
Acting majors only
TFT 251 Intermediate Movement for the Actor (2)
The course provides training in stage combat. Skills include fencing,
rapier and dagger, broadsword, and numerous conventions of physical,
unarmed stage combat. Prerequisites: TFT 201 and BFA in Acting
majors only
TFT 201 Beginning Movement for the Actor (2)
This course attends to physical basics such as posture, core strength,
and range of motion. It teaches students to individuate internal energies
of the body, to use these energies to move the body, and to begin to
synthesize physical listening skills for ensemble acting. Skills taught may
include techniques such as Alexander, Pilates, and Feldenkrais. BFA in
Acting majors only
TFT 211/ENGL 211 Introduction to Film (3)
This course is an introduction to film as a narrative and visual medium,
emphasizing the terms, methods, and techniques of film analysis.
Students view and discuss films in terms of plot structure, character
development, themes, genres, and literary sources. Some attention is
given to the history of cinema, film criticism and theory, as well as film
production from development through distribution.
TFT 213 Introduction to Theater (3)
This course exposes students to all aspects of producing theater,
classic plays for reading and analysis, and the cognitive process of
critiquing live theater.
TFT 216 Performance and Production (1–3)
This course provides credit for students working with instructors as
they study, prepare, and perform theater, film, or television productions.
Course may be repeated for up to 6 units toward graduation
TFT 221 Theatrical Sets and Properties (3)
LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LAB, 3 HOURS
This technical theater course covers the theory and practice of theatrical
sets and stage properties. Students explore historical styles, methods,
and dramatic analysis for scenic design, as well as techniques in stage
properties, furniture design, construction, and set dressing for a variety
of theatrical spaces.
172
TFT 260 Cinema-TV Production I (4)
Including studio and field production, the coursework first focuses on
developing basic technical competencies in camera operation, lighting
techniques, and basic editing. Studio modules concentrate on live
directing, talent coaching, and crew management. Field modules
include electronic news gathering and single-camera film-style narratives.
This course requires lab fees of at least $30/unit.
TFT 263 Broadcast Performance (3)
This course trains students in the basic components of acting and
performance for nonfiction radio and television. Special attention is
given to the unique demands of these media and the preparation
needed for clear, compelling communication within them. While not
primarily focused on general acting and performance techniques, these
are addressed and enhanced. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 271 Intermediate Acting for the Stage and Screen (3)
This course builds on foundational skills from Acting Fundamentals by
concentrating focus on preparing text-based scenes and monologues.
The course incorporates warm-up, scene work, written critiques,
journaling, and performance to encourage an understanding of the
acting process from all angles. Prerequisites: TFT 172 and BFA in
Acting majors only
TFT 272 Improvisation for the Actor (3)
This course introduces students to the art of improvisation develop their
ability to react to situations and trust their instincts. This course primarily
focuses on improvisational games but also touches on character
development and scene work. Students are expected to work with
partners and teams. This course is for students wishing to improve
their communication skills, audition skills, and overall performance
awareness. Prerequisites: TFT 271 and BFA in Acting majors only
TFT 274 Story and Character (3)
This course acquaints students with universal principles of storytelling
and character development. Students examine short stories, classic
myths, and fairy tales in order to identify archetypal stories and characters
as part of the adaptation process. By studying classic stories and
characters from literature and film, students learn to create their own
for use in dramatic writing.
TFT 275 History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (3)
This course examines the issues and circumstances surrounding the
development of the major electronic media: radio, television, cable, and
Internet. Particular attention is paid to cultural shifts that took place as
each new medium was introduced into society. The involvement of the
Church and various religious leaders in the early stages of each
medium’s development is also considered.
TFT 321 Film/Video Editing (3)
Students learn skills and techniques of cinematic storytelling via the
editing and postproduction processes. The course emphasizes
proficiency using a nonlinear editing system, the history of significant
achievement in editing, and the editor’s unique role in the cinematic
process. This course is required for any student who desires to fill an
editing position on an advanced production. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 285 History of Film (3)
The changes and developments in film are examined for their relationship
to corresponding social contexts. Readings and discussions examine
the interdependent relationships between social movements, technological
advances, and business practices. Meets the General Studies
elective requirement
TFT 322 Sound Design (3)
This course focuses on practical and aesthetic considerations relating
to recording, editing, and mixing sound for cinematic productions and is
required for students who desire to fill a sound position on an advanced
production. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 293 Theater Field Study (3)
This course is an opportunity for concentrated study in the field of
theatrical critique. Attendance of professional performances determined
by the instructor is required. This course is for those participating in field
trips planned by theater arts faculty.
TFT 295 Film and Television Business (3)
This class introduces students to the structure and business of the
television and motion picture industries. Topics include broadcast, cable
and local television, commercial production, advertising, programming,
marketing, and ratings. Students learn how movies are made from the
business of screenwriting through marketing and DVD release.
TFT 300 Advanced Voice for the Actor (2)
This course is a continuation of the voice curriculum including the
study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, iambic pentameter,
and dialect/accent work. Prerequisites: TFT 250 and BFA in Acting
majors only
TFT 301 Advanced Movement for the Actor (2)
This course provides training in historical movement, including selected
dances, manners, and action of the 16th through the 20th centuries,
focusing on the embodiment of the style of those periods. Absurd
Theatre and world styles of movement are explored, and Viewpoints
and Suzuki techniques are taught and practiced. Prerequisites: TFT 251
and BFA in Acting majors only
TFT 303/ENGL 303 Creative Writing: Drama and Film (3)
This course examines the art and craft of writing for the stage, film, or
television. Students learn to analyze and evaluate their audience, their
writing tasks, and their communication goals, and then match these
exterior concerns of craft to their interior quest to say something
meaningful to themselves and others.
TFT 313 Intermediate Acting (3)
This intermediate acting course allows more performing opportunities
within the classroom. It includes continuation of study in character
development through improvisation, script writing, and dialogue, as
well as evaluation through play observation and script reading.
Prerequisite: TFT 113 or instructor’s permission
TFT 317 Cinematic Aesthetics (3)
This course bridges the gap between theory and application of the
visual components that make meaning in a visual story. Instruction is
achieved through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and multiple
student assignments applying course material to practice. Prerequisite:
TFT 260
TFT 319 Directing for the Camera (3)
This course gives aspiring cinematic artists a working knowledge of the
skills and technique needed to direct actors and create transformational
art. It introduces many aspects of this discipline. Students are evaluated
on their ability, expertise, and commitment to implement new techniques.
Prerequisites: TFT 110 and TFT 260
TFT 320 Cinematography (3)
This comprehensive course covers the fundamentals of lighting, exposure,
use of film and motion picture cameras, general use of equipment, safety
procedures, and methodology for working on location and in the studio.
This course is required for students who desire to fill a cinematography
position on an advanced project. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 325 Theater History to the Restoration (3)
This course is an introduction to theater history from the beginnings of
theatrical practice to the 19th century. Students encounter readings in
the philosophy and practice of theater as well as plays written during the
historical scope of the period. Focus on the social and cultural context
of a given historical period, alongside the particular study of plays,
playwrights, and theatrical movements encourage a broader perspective
on theater history. Meets the General Studies elective requirement
TFT 326 Theater History Restoration to the Present (3)
This course is an introduction to theater history from the 19th century to
the present. Students encounter readings in the philosophy and
practice of theater as well as plays written during the historical scope
of the period. Focus on the social and cultural context of a given
historical period, alongside the particular study of plays, playwrights, and
theatrical movements, encourage a broader perspective on theater
history. Meets the General Studies elective requirement
TFT 335 Cinema-TV Production II (4)
This is an intermediate-level course in cinema-TV production emphasizing
both product and process. Students learn the distinct roles of writing,
producing, directing, cinematography, editing, and sound through a
story-centered, collaborative, and iterative process. This course
requires lab fees of at least $30/unit. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 340 Mime: Principles and Performance (3)
This course provides an overview of and orientation to mime in the classic
white-face tradition. The emphasis is on the history of the art form, basic
mime techniques, training, performance, and performance critique.
TFT 341/COMM 341 Media Criticism and Theory (3)
This course examines the origins and development of film criticism
and theory through a close analysis of selected writings. Specialized
critical approaches such as genre, auteur, feminist, and Marxist will
be framed by a cultural studies approach, giving an understanding of
film as an expression of both art and popular culture.
TFT 351 Film and Social Issues (3)
This course explores the relationship between ethnic, racial, and gender
groups that historically have been under-represented, distorted, or
marginalized in mainstream commercial cinema. Considerable emphasis
is placed upon the cinematic treatment of important historical and
current events, multicultural phenomena, and sociopsychological issues
and movements.
TFT 355 Theater Education, K–12 (3)
The emphasis is on basic elements of K–12 play production beginning
with choosing age-appropriate material, auditions, crews, budgeting,
directing, and understanding the role of the drama educator. Textbook
reading, journal reviews, observations, classroom presentations,
classroom participation, and creation of dramatic education plans
are the primary elements of this course.
TFT 360/COMM 360 Studies in Popular Culture (3)
This course carefully examines popular cultural forms, institutions, rituals,
artifacts, icons, communication practices, thought patterns, worldviews,
value systems, and ideologies possibly created thereby. Topics range
from the private and public experiences of popular culture in movies,
television, and recordings to fast food, automobiles, and blue jeans,
along with their relationship to wider cultural contexts and Christian faith.
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TFT 361 Producing and Production Management (3)
Focusing on the business and management areas of media production,
this course includes modules on business plans, budgets, investors,
revenue streams, project procurement, equipment/facilities
management, freelance hiring, personnel contracts, and talent/crew
management. The creative and ethical components of producing will
be examined under the light of industry demands and the Church’s
historic concern with economic justice. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 415 Advanced Television Production (4)
This course offers advanced instruction in the techniques of television
production for multicamera studio and on-location environments. Students
learn the skills necessary for preproduction, principal photography, and
post-production, as well as the importance of operating under studio
deadlines. This workshop class requires significant production time in
addition to class time. This course requires lab fees of at least
$30/unit. Prerequisite: TFT 335
TFT 365 Civic Theater (3)
This is a service-learning course intended to enlighten, encourage,
and entertain the citizens of Azusa through imaginative, well-executed,
redemptive theater involving a variety of themes, styles, and venues.
Performances range from the heavily traditional to the avant-garde
and may include interactive theater, children’s theater, street theater,
readers’ theater, educational theater, nouveau Commedia Del Arte,
and realism.
TFT 420/HIST 420 Topics in Cinema and History (3)
This course explores the relationship between film and history regarding
a specific historical era, studying films made at that era and about that
era. Students are expected to attend weekly film screenings in addition
to scheduled classes. This course may be repeated once for credit as
the topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 110
TFT 372 Acting Shakespeare (3)
This course introduces actors to core techniques for mapping the text
of Shakespeare, interpreting the language, scanning the meter, locating
the operative action and images in the verse and prose, and examining
the punctuation and overall structure of the text to discover relevant acting
choices. While the course requires a great deal of individual preparation, it
functions primarily to reinforce skills while an actor is working on his or her
feet. Prerequisites: TFT 271 and BFA in Acting majors only; ENGL 377
strongly recommended
TFT 374 Playwriting (3)
An introduction to the workshop method of writing and revising plays for
live performance, this course targets students who want to write for theater.
Students learn fundamentals of dramatic structure, characters, theme, and
dialogue. In addition to completing numerous writing exercises, students
conceive, develop, and write an original one-act play. Prerequisite: TFT 213
TFT 375 Screenwriting (3)
This course emphasizes the analysis and writing of film screenplays
and television scripts. It serves as a workshop for story planning and
scripting in the fictional genres of drama and comedy, and for learning
creative, redemptive approaches to marketable and effective media
formats and presentations. Meets the General Studies Upper-division
Writing Intensive course requirement
TFT 385 Intermediate Screenwriting (3)
This course focuses on screenwriting fundamentals: structure, scene
development, character, theme, dialogue, and conflict. Using case studies
from film and television, students learn to analyze screenplays and teleplays
rather than focusing on the integrated experience of the script, directing,
editing, and performance elements. Prerequisites: TFT 303 or TFT 375
TFT 387 Nonfiction Writing for Visual Media (3)
This course offers exploration of the essentials of good writing for
successful nonfiction programs in visual media such as documentary
film, documentary television, media ministry, promotional media, and
more. Students learn how to research and write proposals, outlines,
treatments, and scripts. Study of scripts and screenings of model nonfiction
programs enrich the course and serve as practical examples. Meets the
General Studies Upper-division Writing Intensive course requirement
TFT 413 Advanced Acting (3)
This course allows the student who is interested in this aspect of drama
an opportunity to advance beyond the beginning and intermediate
levels. It is preparation for the actor who desires to work in the church,
on the stage, or in the classroom. Prerequisite: TFT 313
TFT 414/COMM 414 Student Broadcast Workshop (1–3)
This course offers advanced instruction in the techniques and practice
of broadcast production. Goals for the course include increasing skills
and aptitudes in research, interviewing, writing, and performing for
on-air and production environments. Students learn the importance
of operation under broadcast deadlines and using time management
skills. As a workshop class, the course requires significant production
time in addition to class time. Special fee applies. Course may be
repeated for up to 6 units towards graduation. Prerequisites: TFT 260
for the TV section, JOUR 261 for the Radio section
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TFT 423 Directing (3)
This course teaches students the practical application of directing the
actor. The student is introduced to the various levels of involvement with
the play as he or she selects the script, auditions the actors, stages
the script, and promotes the production. Prerequisite(s): TFT 113;
completion of TFT 313 and TFT 413 preferred
TFT 435 Acting Styles and Techniques (3)
This course intends a comprehensive study of manifold schools of
acting, from classical and Renaissance training and technique through
that of the Russian theorists and modern dramatists. Special attention
is paid to the philosophical and social context framing of each school
as well as the particular vocalization, movement, and staging demands
of each style. Prerequisite: TFT 313
TFT 438 Advanced Documentary Film (4)
Students study the history and theory of documentary filmmaking from
earliest times to the present, including American, English, Russian, and
others. Functions of nonfiction film and television in society for education,
persuasion, social change, and propaganda are explored. This course
is excellent for students of media, communication, and history. Students
create a documentary project from inception to final edited videotape. This
course requires lab fees of at least $30/unit. Prerequisite: TFT 335
TFT 440 Musical Theater Workshop (3)
A comprehensive approach to the professional auditioning process
designed to teach through written and oral critique of solo and duet
performances is examined. Students build a personal repertoire of
songs for auditioning. Course may be repeated for up to 6 units
toward graduation
TFT 444 Advanced Film Theory (3)
This course provides a deeper look at the medium of motion pictures
from the point of view of film theorists ranging from semiotics (film as
language), realism, expressionism, auteur theory, cinema as art,
montage, film as narrative, literature and adaptations to the screen,
documentary and propaganda approaches, genre conventions,
psychology, sociology, mythology, and ideology. Discussion of the film
audience and the role of the Christian critic is included. Foreign films are
a special focus of study, together with unusual examples of cinematic
expression, story films, drama as social comment, and the musical.
TFT 455 Theater and the Church (3)
This course prepares students for vocational and volunteer ministry in
the dramatic arts. Topics include: the biblical basis for drama in the
Church, practical uses for church drama, how to put together and
maintain a team, sketch writing, and directing amateurs. The course
provides a survey of all forms of church drama including sermons,
sermon illustrations, announcements, pageants, outreach events, dinner
theater, mystery theater, mime, and missions.
TFT 460 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3)
This course examines theories and analyses of dramatic genres,
from ancient to modern times. A specific emphasis is placed on the
historical-critical method, as students learn how drama reflects the social
context in which it was created. Prerequisites: TFT 325 and TFT 326
TFT 462 Advanced Cinema Production (4)
Students work collaboratively as a crew to complete a festival-ready film
for screening and distribution. Students serve in specific roles such as
producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, and sound designers.
The course emphasizes visual storytelling through an iterative production
and critique process. This course requires lab fees of at least
$30/unit. Prerequisite: TFT 335
TFT 487 Television Writing: Episodic Drama (3)
This course recreates the environment of working on an hour-long
television drama. Students gain practical experience in the collaborative
process of writing episodic dramas and are prepared for future employment
as writers, producers, or directors on a dramatic television series. As part of
the course, students complete a 60-page dramatic teleplay. Prerequisite:
TFT 375 or instructor’s permission
TFT 466 Drama Ministries: Performance and Production (1–3)
This course prepares students for vocational and volunteer ministry in
the arts by giving them hands-on experience. The class prepares a
full-length dramatic presentation to be used as a ministry tool. The class
travels throughout the semester to churches and other organizations
to present the production. Students are involved in every aspect of the
ministry including technical, logistical, and managerial efforts in addition
to one-on-one intentional ministry. Course may be repeated for up to
6 units toward graduation
TFT 488 Television Writing: Situation Comedy (3)
This course allows students to experience the process of writing a television
sitcom. From the creation of a viable series concept to rewriting a script to
meet the needs of the actual production, students work as part of a writing
staff rather than as individuals and discover how their specific writing skills
contribute to the project’s overall success. Prerequisite: TFT 375 or
instructor’s permission
TFT 471 Advanced Acting for the Camera (3)
This course is a continued intensive approach to acting for film
and television. It helps prepare students for the real-world demands
of auditioning, current styles, and professional protocol used in the
entertainment industry and on set. Students perform in several scenes
shot on digital video and assemble a demo reel of their work.
Prerequisites: TFT 272 and BFA in Acting majors only
TFT 472 Business of Acting/Hollywood Showcase (3)
This course prepares graduating seniors for professional acting protocol
and teaches them current auditioning styles and material. Topics include
headshots and résumés, cold readings, audition copy, working with
agents and casting directors, and how to produce a show. Students
produce, rehearse, and perform a showcase for agents and casting
directors in Hollywood. Prerequisites: senior status, TFT 471, and
BFA in Acting majors only
TFT 475 Media Ministries (3)
This service-learning course applies the student’s knowledge of media
in service to the surrounding community. Students survey the various
ways media is used in church and parachurch settings and then come
alongside these organizations in “mini-internships.” Students lend their
expertise and energy in creating media spanning from worship to
fundraising. Students develop their understanding of media literacy
and its relationship to the church through interviews, reading, critiques,
and practical application. Special fee applies. Course may be
repeated for up to 6 units toward graduation. Prerequisite: TFT 260
TFT 481 Contemporary Auteurs (3)
This is a seminar course examining a variety of theories and critical
approaches, focusing on two–three contemporary cinema auteurs.
The course includes in-depth study of directors such as Scorsese,
J. Coen & E. Coen, Kubrick, Schrader, and Eastwood, their connections
to film history, theoretical constructs and critical stances, as well as
common and divergent themes in their films and what they say about
the human condition.
TFT 485 Advanced Screenwriting (3)
This screenwriting seminar stresses artistry, excellence, professionalism,
and spirituality. Through intense study of assigned readings and films,
students learn how to hone the craft of cinematic storytelling and
organically integrate faith within their writing to create screenplays with
an unusual quality of depth. Prerequisite: ENGL 303 or TFT 375
TFT 486/ENGL 486 Topics in Film Analysis (3)
This course examines the terms, methods, and techniques of film
analysis in the context of a special topic that varies each semester
depending on the instructor (e.g., film noir, images of women in film,
Shakespeare on film, the western). Emphasis is on formal analysis of
film language, with consideration of other critical approaches to film.
TFT 490 Internship (1–3)
This course provides an opportunity for field experiences in the
cinematic or theater arts. Internships are approved and supervised
directly by the instructor in conjunction with a workplace supervisor.
Some scheduled course meetings are also required. Course may be
repeated for up to 6 units toward graduation. Prerequisites: TFT 224 or
TFT 295; and instructor’s permission
TFT 491/COMM 491 Classroom Practicum (1–3)
This course gives students practical experience in classroom teaching
and tutoring. Students assist in classroom duties as well as complete
assignments related to the development of a communication perspective.
This course is repeatable for up to 6 units to be taken toward graduation.
Prerequisite: instructor’s permission
TFT 494 Production Capstone (3)
This course provides opportunity for groups of students to create a
culminating television, documentary, or narrative fiction project that
integrates the learning from previous production courses in the major
and serves as a portfolio project for the students involved. With approval,
the project may be a creative reel or individual portfolio. All projects must
be approved according to department guidelines. Course may be
repeated for up to 6 units toward graduation. Prerequisite: TFT 415 or
TFT 438 or TFT 462
TFT 495 Special Topics (3)
This course presents topics not covered by regular department courses.
Trends in the entertainment industry or special interests of faculty and
students may be targeted under this category. Examples have included
the American film musical, science fiction film, sound design, post
colonial theater, and world theater. Course may be repeated for up to 6
units toward graduation. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission
TFT 496 Senior Seminar: Ethics in Theater, Film, and Television (3)
This seminar in media ethics helps students understand the ethical
dilemmas faced by practitioners of theater, film, and television in a
variety of situations. Through the study of dramatic, film, and mass
communication theories and criticism, students learn the powerful
ways in which the entertainment media define, create, maintain and/or
change cultural realities and understand the ethical implications therein.
Meets the general studies senior seminar requirement.
Prerequisites: A student intending to register for Senior Seminar
must meet the following prerequisites.
1. Completion of a minimum of 90 units
2. Completion of the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement
3. Completion of God’s Word and the Christian Response units,
according to the following:
• For students transferring in 0–27 units: 9 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 28–59 units: 6 units of God’s Word
and the Christian Response
• For students transferring in 60 or more units: 3 units of God’s
Word and the Christian Response
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TFT 498 Directed Research (1–3)
This course provides instruction in research design and technique and gives
students experience in the research process. The 1-unit expectation
encompasses no fewer than 30 hours of work with accompanying reading,
log, writing, and seminar presentation within the department or in a
university research symposium. No more than 1 unit may be used to fulfill
preparatory reading requirement. An independent study fee is assessed for
each enrollment in this class. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
TFT 499 Capstone Project in Theater, Film, and Television (3)
This course provides opportunity for students to create a culminating
work that integrates the learning from previous courses in the major.
All projects must be approved by the department. Such projects could
include but are not limited to: production of a short film or play, writing
of a creative or critical work, or the creation of a reel or creative
portfolio. The project must encompass at least 100 hours of work.
Prerequisite: instructor’s permission according to department policies
For a description of courses offered by other departments, please
consult those specific sections of the catalog.
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School of Adult and Professional Studies
Organizational Leadership (also online) . . . . . . . . .178
Christian Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Information Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Management Information Systems/Computer
Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Liberal Studies (also online) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
2 0 12 – 13 U N D E R G R A D U AT E C ATA L O G
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School of Adult and
Professional Studies
Faculty
Dean and Professor: Fred G. Garlett, Ed.D.
Associate Professor: Frank Berry, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty and Associate Professor: Brent Wood, Ph.D.
Liberal Studies Director and Assistant Professor:
Gordon Jorgenson, M.A.
Director of Prior Learning Assessment and Assistant Professor:
Stephanie Fenwick, M.A.
Instructor: Sarah Visser, M.Ed.
Introduction
The School of Adult and Professional Studies (APS) recognizes
that the adult learner may have acquired knowledge through
professional and personal experiences and has established a
program to assess such learning in order to award academic
credit. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
and the American Council of Education (ACE) guidelines are
used in order to ensure responsible evaluation.
The Degree Completion Concept
The degree completion programs are experience-based degrees
for working adults, offering majors in six different areas: Organizational
Leadership, Management Information Systems/Computer Information
Systems, Christian Leadership, Liberal Studies, and Information
Security. The programs center around an experiential learning
concept–a unique alternative to the traditional approach. Experiential
learning links curricula to past, present, or planned career activities.
Through this method, students can earn up to 30 semester hours of
credit for significant life experience by means of a formalized petition
process called the portfolio.
Designed specifically for the adult learner, these programs offer
flexible class scheduling, convenient locations, accelerated
curricula, and a simplified registration process. Perhaps the
programs’ most distinctive element is reality-based learning, the
process of integrating textbook theory with the student’s work and
life experiences. Students learn how to evaluate and enhance their
lives personally and professionally.
Degree completion program courses are taught sequentially, and the
rich diversity of experiences which students bring to the class results
in lively discussions involving shared experiences. Because students
stay with the same group (cohort) throughout the course of study,
they develop a strong rapport with other group members who act
as a support system through the completion of the degree.
International applicants with an F or J visa are not qualified for
programs offered through APS. International applicants with any
other types of visas, please consult with the International Center first
at +1-626-812-3055 or [email protected]
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B.S. in Organizational Leadership (also online)
Introduction
The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL)
allows the student to complete study in a little more than a year.
In this accelerated, 4-term format, a 39-semester-unit curriculum is
concentrated into 60 weekly 4-hour class sessions. Students can
also choose to complete the program entirely online.
The organizational leadership program brings together, from a
variety of disciplines, key interpersonal ideas and skills, and develops
the knowledge and skills required to understand organizational
functioning. The student’s business acumen is integrated with
concepts and themes from other sciences to understand, predict,
and direct change and make decisions about the behavior of people
and organizations. The program provides opportunities for students
to implement these ideas in organizational situations.
The program combines an intensive series of integrated seminars with
a work-related research project which improves the student’s skills
in communication, research, interpersonal relationships, group
dynamics, supervision, and management. The student also develops
a better understanding of the research and writing process, the
relationship of the liberal arts to the job and home, and the
integration of values and ethics with human relationships and work.
As part of the coursework, the student prepares a portfolio which
demonstrates a self-assessment and evaluation of prior learning.
The portfolio and other documents presented in support of this
learning are assessed, and credit is granted (maximum of 30
semester units) by trained evaluators and faculty members
according to policies established by the faculty.
Students must have 60 semester units of transferable credit from an
accredited college or university to be considered for the program.
This program is for the adult student who is working full time.
The curriculum for the 39 semester units of the program is taught in
a modular format. The courses are multidisciplinary in nature, drawn
from business, social sciences, psychology, general studies, liberal
arts, religion, and philosophy. Students are grouped in discussion
units (cohorts) of 18–24 students. Groups are flexible and may be
started at any time during the year.
Online Format
The online version of the Bachelor of Science in Organizational
Leadership accelerated degree completion program (BSOL Online)
serves adult learners wishing to complete their undergraduate
degree without the on-campus class requirement.
This online format allows students without access to APU’s main
campus or regional centers the same level of quality curriculum and
experienced instructional delivery from any location where there is
Internet access. Students can complete their degree goals through
the identical curriculum and cohort model that has been so successful
in the face-to-face mode.
The APU experience uniquely facilitates development through solid
intellectual inquiry, informed decision-making, and the application of
ethical principles. A focus on Christian values and ethics infuses the
curriculum and the development of learners by providing direction,
purpose, and evaluation of personal and professional life actions.
In this accelerated program, new courses begin every five to six
weeks. Successful students in this online format clearly recognize
that while there is flexibility in asynchronous learning, a strong
commitment to consistent participation, communication, and
completion of all work is critical. To ensure student success, a
Student Orientation course, part of a noncredit proseminar, is
mandatory for all online students prior to the start of their online
coursework/cohort.
Through this online program, students engage with the experienced
APS faculty and staff in one-on-one communication for academic
and financial advising. A student commons is also available to
facilitate community within the cohort and between cohorts, faculty,
and staff.
Student Learning Outcomes for APS Organizational
Leadership Program
• Effectively articulate and assess one’s own experiential learning via
the Kolb model.
• Use the process of applied behavioral science research as a
problem-solving tool for planning organizational change.
• Demonstrate in writing an in-depth understanding of the
organizational setting in which his/her research project will be
conducted.
• Learn and experientially understand what it is like to take on
management responsibilities.
• Identify and understand the fundamentals of effective oral and
written interpersonal communication and business communication.
• Identify and apply the most commonly used conflict management
strategy in his or her organization.
Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the B.S. in Organizational Leadership, a student
needs:
• A minimum of 60 transferable semester units from accredited
colleges or universities
• Official transcripts from all schools attended
• A grade-point average of 2.0 or above in the transferred courses
• A writing sample that demonstrates written communication skills
When the requirements have been met, students receive a letter of
admission and statement of estimated accepted credits.
The program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in
basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication
skills. For more information about the Bachelor of Science in
Organizational Leadership, call (626) 815-5301.
Scholarships
Young Family Endowed Scholarship
David and Tira Young’s passion for APS students led them to set up
this endowed scholarship. $1,000–$2,000 will be given to students in
the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program in the
School of Adult and Professional Studies. Students are encouraged to
apply for this scholarship if they meet the following criteria:
1. Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
2. Successfully completed their first term
3. Currently employed full time and intending to work full time upon
completion of their education
4. Have completed the FAFSA and demonstrated financial need
5. Not receiving any other financial aid or company reimbursement,
except Stafford Loans
6. Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0
7. Students can receive this award once established as a
APS student.
8. Application deadline each year is July 1.
For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please
contact Teri Franks in APS, at [email protected]
BSOL Core Courses
BMGT
BMGT
301
302
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
303
304
306
307
401
402
408
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
409
410
411
412
BMGT
413
39 units
Dynamics of Group Behavior
Adult Development and
Learning Assessment
Introduction to Research Methodology
Organizational Analysis
The Bible and Business Ethics
Managerial Communication
Directed Study: Applied Research Project I
Directed Study: Applied Research Project II
Introduction to Data Analysis
and Presentation
Cultural Influences in the Workplace
Principles of Management and Supervision
A Christian Worldview and the Professions
Integrating Managerial
Principles with Practice
Leadership and Change
3
3
2
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
Course Descriptions
BMGT 301 Dynamics of Group Behavior (3)
Students examine group behavior and how group functioning affects
organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on the principles of
group dynamics, problem solving, decision making, diagnosis and
resolution of conflict, and managing meetings.
BMGT 302 Adult Development and Learning Assessment (3)
An understanding of development and learning processes is cultivated.
Students conduct personal and professional assessments, documented
by a portfolio. Additional credit for prior extracollegiate learning may be
earned through the portfolio.
BMGT 303 Introduction to Research Methodology (2)
Students learn the purpose and value of research as a problem-solving
tool in organizations. Approaches for identifying, analyzing, and
researching organizational problems are emphasized as students
select and review an appropriate organizational problem for their
applied research projects.
BMGT 304 Organizational Analysis (3)
Students analyze how organizations function as complex systems,
focusing on the interrelatedness of organizational purpose, structure,
leadership, relationships, and rewards in the organization featured in
their case study.
BMGT 306 The Bible and Business Ethics (3)
This course introduces the student to moral issues involved in
business practice. Students reflect on what it means to be a good
business woman or man in the context of biblical wisdom, principles,
and virtues and apply this wisdom to expedite the resolution of
business and management problems.
BMGT 307 Managerial Communication (2)
Students refine both written and oral presentation skills. Presenting
ideas, reports, and proposals clearly and concisely is the primary goal
of this course.
BMGT 401 Directed Study: Applied Research Project I (3)
Students describe the purpose, setting, history, background, scope, and
importance of their applied research topics. Students conduct and write
a literature review related to their problem analysis.
BMGT 402 Directed Study: Applied Research Project II (3)
Students determine a research approach, develop and analyze a
possible intervention for solving their organizational problems, and
develop a data collection and analysis plan. Students report results,
draw conclusions, and make recommendations regarding how their
organizations should approach their research problem. They summarize
their learning and apply it to their personal and professional lives.
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BMGT 408 Introduction to Data Analysis and Presentation (3)
Students explore how data analysis contributes to making decisions
and solving organizational problems. Basic methods of summarizing,
analyzing, and presenting research data are explained. Students
develop data collection plans for their applied research projects.
BMGT 409 Cultural Influences in the Workplace (3)
Students consider the relationship between culture and the world of
work. In particular, they discover how the United States, especially the
world of work, has been shaped by the values of life experiences of
various ethnic and racial groups.
BMGT 410 Principles of Management and Supervision (3)
Students identify the actual roles managers play in complex organizations.
This course prepares students for managerial roles while helping them to
work more effectively with current managers. Management theory is
critically evaluated for its usefulness in light of actual practices.
BMGT 411 A Christian Worldview and the Professions (3)
Students develop an articulated Christian worldview which can be
applied to the broader issues of society. They develop an integrated
approach to business and the common good, and formulate responses
to the worldview aspects of current professional and social issues.
BMGT 412 Integrating Managerial Principles with Practice (2)
Students integrate concepts learned throughout the program with
their current managerial responsibilities. This enables students to
evaluate outcomes and achieve closure.
BMGT 413 Leadership and Change (3)
This course explores the essential aspects of transformational
leadership and examines tools used by transformational leaders to
conduct business in today’s rapidly changing environment. Students
study leadership and influence, budgetary control and finance,
approaches to organizational change, and the management of
information and technology.
B.S. in Christian Leadership
Introduction
The Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership program is for
the adult individual involved in church or parachurch ministry,
either as a pastor or a layperson. In this accelerated program, the
39-semester unit curriculum is concentrated into 61 weekly 4-hour
class sessions. This customized program coordinates the students’
class and work demands and is for the adult student working full
time in some business field outside his/her ministry.
In addition, students complete a major project, applying leadership
principles within a Christian organization. This project serves as a
connection between study and experiential learning, focusing on
leadership principles that are based on sound biblical, theological,
and sociological principles.
Instruction is seminar-style with an emphasis on student participation.
The integrated curriculum utilizes the student’s work environment
as a laboratory.
Student Learning Outcomes for APS Christian
Leadership Program
• Be able to observe and assess behaviors in a group setting in
order to gauge their effectiveness.
• Demonstrate college-level learning from experience via Kolb model.
• Describe and assess critical factors in family dynamics from a
Christian perspective.
• Use the sociological perspective to understand the various
dimensions of religion, including belief, ritual, experience,
and community.
• Be able to articulate the leadership philosophy of a religious leader
and compare it to contemporary theories of leadership.
• Be able to describe one’s own philosophy of Christian leadership.
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Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the 61-class-session B.S. in Christian Leadership
a student needs:
• A minimum of 60 transferable semester units from accredited
colleges or universities.
• Official transcripts from all schools attended.
• A 2.0 grade-point average or above in the transferred courses.
• A writing sample that demonstrates written communication skills.
When the aforementioned requirements have been met, students receive
a letter of admission and a statement of estimated accepted credits.
This program is not recommended for students who lack
proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level
English communication skills.
Christian Leadership Core Courses
BCLM
BCLM
BCLM
BCLM
BCLM
BCLM
BCLM
BCLM
336
360
390
402
403
404
426
474
BMGT
BMGT
301
302
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
BMGT
304
305
306
409
410
39 units
Christian Family Life
Sociology of Religion
Human Growth and Development
Directed Study: Applied Research, Part 1
Directed Study: Applied Research, Part 2
Directed Study: Applied Research, Part 3
Theology and Christian Education
Leadership Seminar: A Theology
of Christian Leadership
Dynamics of Group Behavior
Adult Development and
Learning Assessment
Organizational Analysis
Managing Interpersonal Communication
The Bible and Business Ethics
Cultural Influences in the Workplace
Principles of Management and Supervision
3
3
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Course Descriptions
BCLM 336 Christian Family Life (3)
The home in its cultural setting, the methods and programs of the
Church that contribute to the Christian home, parental responsibility, and
the building of Christian character are the basis of study for this course.
BCLM 360 Sociology of Religion (3)
This course provides an objective analysis of interrelations between
religious phenomena and social institutions, structures, and behavior.
Special emphasis is placed on the distinction between church and sect,
religion and social stratification, secularization, science and religion,
and religious movements.
BCLM 390 Human Growth and Development (3)
This study of human development across the life span, emphasizes a
multidisciplinary perspective including such areas as psychology,
sociology, social interaction, and the tools for applying developmental
psychology to life situations.
BCLM 402 Directed Study: Applied Research, Part 1 (1)
Students conduct and write literature review relative to problem analysis,
and develop and analyze possible recommendations for solving their
organizational case study problem.
BCLM 403 Directed Study: Applied Research, Part 2 (1)
Students present an implementation plan, and make recommendations
regarding how their organizations should approach their case
study problem.
BCLM 404 Directed Study: Applied Research, Part 3 (1)
Students summarize their learnings and apply them to their personal
and professional lives.
BCLM 426 Theology and Christian Education (3)
This course offers an analysis of the relationship of theology to Christian
education and the implications of theological doctrine for the educational
work of the church.
BCLM 474 Leadership Seminar: A Theology of Christian Leadership (3)
This course is designed as a forum for integrating biblical, historical, and
contemporary theories, models, and perspectives on leadership, and
how they relate to issues of power, authority, manipulation, influence,
persuasion, and motivation; leadership effectiveness skills in the areas
of understanding organizational culture, group process, communication,
and conflict resolution; leadership efficiency focusing on visioning,
goal-setting, self-management, understanding of leadership styles,
preferences and the learning process; and leadership empowerment
and the stewardship of others.
BMGT 301 Dynamics of Group Behavior (3)
Students examine group behavior and how group functioning affects
organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on the principles of
group dynamics, problem solving, decision making, diagnosis and
resolution of conflict, and managing meetings.
BMGT 302 Adult Development and Learning Assessment (3)
An understanding of development and learning processes is
cultivated. Students conduct personal and professional assessments,
documented by a portfolio. Additional credit for prior extracollegiate
learning may be earned through the portfolio.
BMGT 304 Organizational Analysis (3)
Students analyze how organizations function as complex systems,
focusing on the interrelatedness of organizational purpose, structure,
leadership, relationships, and rewards in the organization featured in
their case study project. This serves as the basis for the first part of a
case study project of the student’s ministry organization.
BMGT 305 Managing Interpersonal Communication (3)
Students assess and improve their communications skills to heighten
their productivity in various organizational settings. The key concepts
covered include conflict, constructive feedback, active listening, power,
mentoring, and dysfunctional communication.
BMGT 306 The Bible and Business Ethics (3)
This course introduces the student to moral issues involved in
business practice. Students reflect on what it means to be a good
business woman or man in the context of biblical wisdom, principles,
and virtues and apply this wisdom to expedite the resolution of
business and management problems.
BMGT 409 Cultural Influences in the Workplace (3)
Students consider the relationship between culture and the world of
work. In particular, they discover how the United States, especially the
world of work, has been shaped by the values of life experiences of
various ethnic and racial groups.
BMGT 410 Principles of Management and Supervision (3)
Students identify the actual roles managers play in complex organizations.
This course prepares students for managerial roles while helping them to
work more effectively with current managers. Management theory is
critically evaluated for its usefulness in light of actual practices.
B.S. in Information Security
Program Overview
Azusa Pacific University’s accelerated programs cater to the adult
learner, with flexible class scheduling, online format, accelerated
curricula, and a simplified registration process. Perhaps the most
distinctive element of these programs is the “reality-based learning,”
or the process of integrating textbook theory with the student’s work
and life experience.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Security meets needs for
specialists in information security at the professional level. It provides
successful graduates with a variety of technological skills needed
by organizations and businesses today. The program comprises
a fundamental understanding of the use, knowledge, function,
installation, and maintenance of computers and how they relate
to the security field. Topics include operating systems, database
systems, data communications, network security, computer
forensics, software security, networking fundamentals, Internet
programming, Web XML applications, and an Information
Security Capstone Project.
Practical in its design, the Online Bachelor of Science in
Information Security gives today’s information technology professionals the opportunity to strengthen their current IT skills as well
as broaden their understanding of industry trends. This
accelerated program allows working adults to complete a professionally relevant Bachelor of Science degree, opening up
opportunities for career advancement and enhanced marketability.
Prerequisites
To be admitted to the Accelerated B.S. in Information Security
Degree Completion program, a student needs:
• A minimum of 60 transferable semester units from accredited
colleges or universities
• Official transcripts from all schools attended (two copies)
• A 2.0 grade-point average or above in the transferred courses
• A writing sample that demonstrates written communication skills
(submitted at registration)
There are several program prerequisites which may be met from
academic, personal, or professional experiences that will be
assessed by a Background and Prerequisite Questionnaire,
including:
CS 205 or MCIS 101: Computer Applications
3
CS 210 or MCIS 102: Introduction to Programming
3
Requirements
Total Units Requirements:
A minimum of 39 semester units are required to complete this
program. Note: All units of credit offered at Azusa Pacific University
are semester units. A total of 126 units are needed for the BSIS
degree and any elective courses included in the degree.
Prerequisite Courses
6 units
CS 205 or MCIS 101
CS 210 or MCIS 102
3
3
Program Requirements
Term I
BMGT
302
BSIS
BSIS
255
265
Adult Development
and Learning Assessment
Operating Systems
Computers and Telecommunications
3
3
3
Term II
BMGT
BSIS
BSIS
306
355
365
The Bible and Business Ethics
Internet Programming
Networking Fundamentals
3
3
3
Term III
BSIS
BSIS
BSIS
455
465
475
Computer and Network Security
Database Systems
Computer Forensics
3
3
3
Term IV
BMGT
BSIS
BSIS
BSIS
411
480
485
495
A Christian Worldview and the Professions
Software Security
Web XML Applications
Information Security Capstone Project
3
3
3
3
181
The Capstone Project
The Capstone Project is a significant information security project
requiring extensive research and development conducted under the
general guidance of an approved faculty member, and conforms to
departmental capstone project guidelines. The Capstone Project is
roughly equivalent in work to a typical master’s thesis, but the focus
is on application, research, development, and technical standards.
Projects are based on information security technology.
Course Descriptions
BMGT 302 Adult Development and Learning Assessment (3)
An understanding of development and learning processes is cultivated.
Students conduct personal and professional assessments, documented
by a portfolio. Additional credit for prior extracollegiate learning may be
earned through the portfolio.
BMGT 306 The Bible and Business Ethics (3)
This course introduces the student to moral issues involved in business
practice. Students reflect on what it means to be a good business
woman or man in the context of biblical wisdom, principles, and virtues
and apply this wisdom to expedite the resolution of business and
management problems.
BMGT 411 A Christian Worldview and the Professions (3)
Students develop an articulated Christian worldview which can be applied
to the broader issues of society. They develop an integrated approach to
business and the common good, and formulate responses to the
worldview aspects of current professional and social issues.
BSIS 255 Operating Systems (3)
The functions of computer operating systems, including memory
management, hardware control, multitasking, batch-file programming,
and other relevant topics are taught. Students become proficient in
using current versions of several popular operating systems such as
Unix, Windows, Windows NT, OS, OS/2, and others. The course
includes a comparative analysis of the operating systems studied.
Prerequisites: MCIS 101 or Background and Prerequisite Questionnaire,
3 units in Micro Computer Programming, 3 elective units in Information
Security or Computer Information Systems
BSIS 265 Computers and Telecommunications (3)
The principles, techniques and applications of computers and
telecommunications are covered. Topics include state-of-the-art
practical technology, standards protocols, topologies, ISDN,
electronic/voicemail systems, electronic bulletin boards, network
performance proposals, and case studies. Instruction may include
projects. Prerequisite: BSIS 255 or department approval
BSIS 355 Internet Programming (3)
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software,
PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming
background with the applied skills to build professional- quality,
database-driven internet sites. By integrating PHP and MYSQL with the
XHTML and CSS frameworks, students develop the skills to build
interactive Internet sites with authentication and security. Students apply
new concepts in both guided and free-form activities and expand the
functionality of a comprehensive Internet project that can be directly
translated or easily modified to be used as a real-world Internet
application. Prerequisite: BSIS 265 or department approval
BSIS 465 Database Systems (3)
Students learn about database concepts, relational and nonrelational
database systems, database environment, theory, and applications.
The design, development, and implementation of database systems are
included. A practical database project is developed by students utilizing
a popular database development system. Prerequisite: BSIS 255 or
department approval
BSIS 475 Computer Forensics (3)
This course examines digital forensics as it relates to both civil and
criminal investigations. The course content includes best practices in
securing, processing, acquiring, examining and reporting on digital
evidence. Students are exposed to current technologies and methods
as well as leading-edge techniques with practical-based projects and
research opportunities. Prerequisite: BSIS 465 or department approval
BSIS 480 Software Security (3)
In this course, students gain an appreciation for how security knowledge
is needed to operate telecommunications devices and use the results
effectively. Security expertise also helps teams address security in the
requirements and design phases, where analogous tools don’t exist and
where the majority of vulnerabilities are introduced—ensuring the early
detection and prevention of vulnerabilities. Prerequisite: BSIS 475 or
department approval
BSIS 485 Web XML Applications (3)
This course is the study of website development, emphasizing Web-based
programming using open source software including Apache Server, PHP,
Linux, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, MySQL, and others. Sites are
developed on the Linux platform. Each student makes assigned
presentations, develops small Web projects, and implements part of
one major term project. Prerequisite: BSIS 480 or department approval
BSIS 495 Information Security Capstone Project (3)
Students are guided and assisted in the completion of a capstone
project that addresses information security. The instructor reviews,
advises, offers suggestions for corrections and improvements, tests,
validates, and verifies the resulting products as delineated in the APS
Department of Computer Science Capstone Guidelines. Prerequisite:
BSIS 485 or department approval
MCIS 101 Computer Applications (3)
This PC-based course covers the basics of MS Windows and the use
of applications software as problem-solving tools. In-depth coverage
of popular word processing, database, and spreadsheet packages
is included.
MCIS 102 Introduction to Programming (3)
Students are introduced to object-oriented programming with a strong
emphasis on problem solving, design and analysis of algorithms, and
programming principles. Principles of object-oriented and structured
programming, problem analysis, and documentation are also covered.
An object-oriented language is used, and a lab is required. Students
complete a number of programming projects. Prerequisite: MCIS 101
or department approval
B.S. in Management Information Systems
or Computer Information Systems
39 units
Introduction
BSIS 365 Networking Fundamentals (3)
This course offers students an opportunity to learn how network
software functions by using software development. The programs
required in this course are designed for a target environment involving a
large number of unknowns. Course time is devoted to the study of
alternative developmental models. Prerequisites: CS 210 and BSIS 355
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Management Information
Systems (MIS) or Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program
develop a competitive edge that helps them succeed in the
workplace. The program caters exclusively to the adult learner with
experience in the computer field. In this accelerated program, the
39-semester unit curriculum is concentrated into 61 weekly
4-hour class sessions.
BSIS 455 Computer and Network Security (3)
Security of information systems has become a critical concern in the
past few years. With many IT systems being developed or converted for
Internet access, and the growing concept of e-Business, it is essential
to guarantee that these systems are secure against malicious attacks.
As an IT professional, students will appropriately and successfully
design security systems and integrate security mechanisms into existing
systems. Prerequisite: BSIS 365
A dual effort between the Department of Computer Science in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Adult and
Professional Studies, this customized program coordinates the
students’ class and work demands and allows them to begin
the program as it suits their schedules. The program allows the
student to choose one of two tracks: Management Information
Systems or Computer Information Systems.
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In addition, students complete a major project integrating the
knowledge and methodology learned by designing, developing, and
implementing a software project or a comprehensive institutionrelated project. This project serves as a connection between study
and experiential learning and develops problem-solving skills.
Students must have 60 semester units of transferable credit from an
accredited college or university to be considered for the program.
Eligible students have two or more years of significant work
experience in IT or IS.
Student Learning Outcomes for APS
MIS/CIS Program
• Develop a functional understanding of the principle and theory of
data structures.
• Acquire relevant technical knowledge in order to build: Gantt
charts, context diagrams, data flow diagrams, data dictionaries,
HIPO diagrams, ER diagrams, and structure charts.
• Demonstrate working knowledge of database applications using a
relational database management system such as Microsoft
Access™.
• Demonstrate college-level learning from experience via Kolb model.
• Differentiate data link-layer protocols (Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI,
etc.) form the upper-layer protocols, including protocol suites
(TCP/IP), Apple Talk, ISX/SPX, etc.
• Complete an Internet application that utilizes PHP and AJAX
(asynchronous JavaScript and XML).
To be admitted to the 64-class-session B.S. in Management
Information Systems/Computer Information Systems Degree
Completion Program, a student needs:
• A minimum of 60 transferable semester units from accredited
colleges or universities.
• Official transcripts from all schools attended.
• A 2.0 grade-point average or above in the transferred courses.
• A writing sample that demonstrates written communication skills.
There are several program prerequisites which may come from
academic, personal, or professional experiences that will be
assessed by a Background and Prerequisites Questionnaire,
including:
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*May be met through prior coursework taken at APU or another accredited college or
university, work experience, or examination.
When the requirements listed above have been met, students receive
a letter of admission and a statement of estimated accepted credits.
This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency
in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English
communication skills.
Core Computer Courses for Both Programs
MCIS
MCIS
MCIS
250
400
420
Operating Systems
Client/Server Technology
Telecommunications and Interfacing
Required Courses for B.S./CIS
CISS
CISS
CISS
CISS
CISS
CISS
330
335
350
460
461
462
340
442
443
446
447
448
302
BMGT
BMGT
306
411
3
3
3
1
1
1
12 units
Principles of Organization and Management
MIS Foundations
IT Applications and Management
Advanced Systems Management I
Advanced Systems Management II
Advanced Systems Management III
Required Courses for Both Programs
BMGT
12 units
Systems Programming I (C++ Language)
Systems Programming II (C++ Language)
Computer Algorithms
Software Project I
Software Project II
Software Project III
Required Courses for B.S./MIS
MISS
MISS
MISS
MISS
MISS
MISS
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
9 units
Adult Development and
Learning Assessment
The Bible and Business Ethics
A Christian Worldview and the Professions
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3
3
Course Descriptions
Management Information Systems
Admission Requirements
Microcomputer Software Tools*
Microcomputer Programming*
Elective units in MIS or CIS*
Select one of the following:
CISS
470
Software Engineering I
MISS
346
Structured System Design
18 units
3
3
3
Select one of the following:
CISS
315
Structured Programming I
MISS
347
Computer Programming II
3
3
Select one of the following:
CISS
325
Database Management Systems
MISS
348
Database Program Development
3
3
BMGT 302 Adult Development and Learning Assessment (3)
An understanding of development and learning processes is cultivated.
Students conduct personal and professional assessments, documented
by a portfolio. Additional credit for prior extracollegiate learning may be
earned through the portfolio.
BMGT 306 The Bible and Business Ethics (3)
This course introduces the student to moral issues involved in business
practice. Students reflect on what it means to be a good business
woman or man in the context of biblical wisdom, principles, and virtues
and apply this wisdom to expedite the resolution of business and
management problems.
BMGT 411 A Christian Worldview and the Professions (3)
Students develop an articulated Christian worldview which can be applied
to the broader issues of society. They develop an integrated approach to
business and the common good, and formulate responses to the
worldview aspects of current professional and social issues.
MCIS 101 Computer Applications (3)
This PC-based course covers the basics of MS Windows and the use
of applications software as problem-solving tools. In-depth coverage
of popular word processing, database, and spreadsheet packages
is included.
MCIS 102 Introduction to Programming (3)
Students are introduced to object-oriented programming with a strong
emphasis on problem solving, design and analysis of algorithms, and
programming principles. Principles of object-oriented and structured
programming, problem analysis, and documentation are also covered.
An object-oriented language is used, and a lab is required. Students
complete a number of programming projects. Prerequisite: MCIS 101
or department approval
MCIS 250 Operating Systems (3)
This course provides an in-depth study of operating systems, including
concepts, functions, and requirements. Hands-on experience
complements a comparative study of several modern operating systems.
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MCIS 400 Client/Server Technology (3)
This course offers an exploration of client/server application development.
Client/server computing is a conceptual model. The client/server
paradigm expresses an optimal balance between the use of a personal
computer and the strict demand for data integrity necessary in an
information society. Client/server is rapidly becoming the dominant
model for database access. This course teaches client/server systems
theory and application. All students are expected to develop an
application in the client/server environment.
MCIS 420 Telecommunications and Interfacing (3)
This course teaches the concepts, principles, and methods of data
communication, networking, network topologies, interfacing, the
Internet and other public networks, and current networking
technologies. This course includes limited hands-on applications.
MISS 340 Principles of Organization and Management (3)
Considered in this course are elements of managing (planning,
organizing, leading, and controlling) with particular emphasis upon
organizing and actuating responsibility and authority, delegation,
decentralization, the role of staff, line-staff relationships, committees,
board of directors, organization charting, formal and informal organization,
communication, and reaction to change.
MISS 346 Structured Systems Design (3)
A study of the concepts, principles, techniques, methods, procedures,
and documents of software planning, requirements, design, development
and implementation. Included are systematic approaches to software
development and software life cycle. Students participate in a major team
project which is continued in MCIS 446 and culminates in a completed
software product at the end of the program.
MISS 347 Computer Programming II (3)
Students study programming language concepts and constructs,
including syntax and semantics, variables, data types, modules, and
input/output. A comparative survey of several programming languages
such as Pascal, COBOL, FORTRAN, and C-language is included. The
course covers programming applications in each of several
programming languages.
MISS 348 Database Program Development (3)
Introduces students to fundamentals of database management,
including database concepts, the database environment, and relational
and non-relational database systems. Also included are designing,
building, and using practical databases with fourth generation
database software. Students generate user interfaces and reports.
MISS 442 MIS Foundations (3)
This course comprises an introduction to management information
systems, including fundamentals and problem solving with information
technologies. Students become acquainted with the computer
hardware, software, telecommunications, and database support
systems relevant to the field. Prerequisite: MISS 340
MISS 443 IT Applications and Management (3)
This course comprises an introduction to information technology (IT)
applications and management, including fundamentals and case
studies. Students become acquainted with MIS in business and
management and learn to approach the management of information
technology from the perspective of a changing global environment.
Prerequisite: MISS 442
MISS 446 Advanced Systems Management I (1)
In this course, the student integrates the knowledge and abilities gained
in other information systems courses with a comprehensive institutionrelated project. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
MISS 447 Advanced Systems Management II (1)
In this course, the student integrates the knowledge and abilities gained
in other information systems courses with a comprehensive institutionrelated project. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
MISS 448 Advanced Systems Management III (1)
In this course, the student integrates the knowledge and abilities gained
in other information systems courses with a comprehensive institutionrelated project. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
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Computer Information Systems
BMGT 302 Adult Development and Learning Assessment (3)
An understanding of development and learning processes is cultivated.
Students conduct personal and professional assessments, documented
by a portfolio. Additional credit for prior extracollegiate learning may be
earned through the portfolio.
BMGT 306 The Bible and Business Ethics (3)
This course introduces the student to moral issues involved in business
practice. Students reflect on what it means to be a good business
professional in the context of biblical wisdom, principles, and virtues
and apply this wisdom to expedite the resolution of business and
management problems.
BMGT 411 A Christian Worldview and the Professions (3)
Students develop an articulated Christian worldview which can be
applied to the broader issues of society. They develop an integrated
approach to business and the common good, and formulate responses
to the worldview aspects of current professional and social issues.
CISS 315 Structured Programming I (3)
Students study programming language concepts and constructs, including
syntax and semantics, variables, data types, modules, and input/output.
A comparative survey of several programming languages such as Pascal,
COBOL, FORTRAN, and C-language is included. The course covers
programming applications in each of several programming languages.
CISS 325 Database Management Systems (3)
This course introduces students to fundamentals of database management,
including database concepts, the database environment, and relational and
nonrelational database systems. Also included are designing, building,
and using practical databases with fourth generation database software.
Students generate user interfaces and reports.
CISS 330 Systems Programming I, C++ Language (3)
This course teaches object-oriented programming concepts, methods,
and techniques using the popular and powerful C++ programming
language. Students are assigned programs which demonstrate the
power and flexibility of object programming.
CISS 335 Systems Programming II, C++ Language (3)
This is an advanced course in computer programming using the C++
language. This course emphasizes structured programming techniques
and covers control structures, functions, arrays, pointers, structures,
memory allocation, and files.
CISS 350 Computer Algorithms (3)
A study of algorithms and related data structures, including linear lists,
linked lists, trees, graphs, sorting techniques, and dynamic storage
allocation is included. Applications are implemented using the
C++ language.
CISS 460 Software Project I (1)
This course integrates and extends the concepts and methodology
learned in other courses. Under the general guidance of a faculty
advisor, but working independently in teams, students complete the
design phase, develop, and finally, implement a completed capstone
project initiated in MCIS 470. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
CISS 461 Software Project II (1)
This course integrates and extends the concepts and methodology
learned in other courses. Under the general guidance of a faculty
advisor, but working independently in teams, students complete the
design phase, develop, and finally, implement a completed capstone
project initiated in MCIS 470. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
CISS 462 Software Project III (1)
This course integrates and extends the concepts and methodology
learned in other courses. Under the general guidance of a faculty
advisor, but working independently in teams, students complete the
design phase, develop, and finally, implement a completed capstone
project initiated in MCIS 470. Enrollment is continuous for three terms.
CISS 470 Software Engineering I (3)
A study of the concepts, principles, techniques, methods, procedures,
and documents of software planning, requirements, design, development,
and implementations is offered. Included are systematic approaches
to software development and software life cycle. Students participate
in a major team project which is continued in MCIS 460/461/462 and
culminates in a completed software product at the end of the program.
MCIS 101 Computer Applications (3)
This PC-based course covers the basics of MS Windows and the use
of applications software as problem-solving tools. In-depth coverage
of popular word processing, database, and spreadsheet packages
is included.
MCIS 102 Introduction to Programming (3)
Students are introduced to object-oriented programming with a strong
emphasis on problem solving, design and analysis of algorithms, and
programming principles. Principles of object-oriented and structured
programming, problem analysis, and documentation are also covered.
An object-oriented language is used, and a lab is required. Students
complete a number of programming projects. Prerequisite: MCIS 101
or department approval
MCIS 250 Operating Systems (3)
An in-depth study of operating systems, including concepts, functions,
and requirements, is offered. Hands-on experience complements a
comparative study of several modern operating systems.
MCIS 400 Client/Server Technology (3)
This course offers an exploration of client/server application
development. Client/server computing is a conceptual model. The
client/server paradigm expresses an optimal balance between the
use of a personal computer and the strict demand for data integrity
necessary in an information society. Client/server is rapidly becoming
the dominant model for database access. This course teaches
client/server systems theory and application. All students are
expected to develop an application in the client/server environment.
MCIS 420 Telecommunications and Interfacing (3)
This course teaches the concepts, principles, and methods of data
communication, networking, network topologies, interfacing, the
Internet and other public networks, and current networking
technologies. This course includes limited hands-on applications.
B.A. in Liberal Studies (also online)
Introduction
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is an innovative, alternative
degree program designed to provide subject matter preparation
for prospective elementary school and special education teachers.
The program offers a major in liberal studies that uses an accelerated
degree completion format. It accommodates experienced adult
learners, many of whom are working in classrooms as paraeducators,
and draws upon their rich experiences in school settings.
This program is designed specifically for adults who have 60 semester
units of transferable college credit and want to earn a degree while
on the job. Classes meet one night a week or online, taking 19 months
to complete a Bachelor of Arts. The program is a field-based modular
design, delivered to cohort groups. Each cohort has a program
liaison advisor who provides system guidance, directs special
projects, and serves as mentor to individual learners.
The program has the potential to meet the following explicit needs:
1. The need for qualified, credentialed elementary school and
special education teachers in California
2. The need for minority teachers and minority role models in
L.A.-area schools
3. The need for stability in the classrooms of the local community
4. The need/desire to encourage qualified interested members of
other professions to consider the teaching profession a viable
career change
Students who complete this major are eligible to enter Azusa Pacific
University’s unique Intern Credential Program, teaching in their own
classrooms, with the university providing coursework and support to
the beginning, intern-credentialed teacher.
Students must have 60 semester units of transferable credit
from an accredited college or university to be considered for the
program. Eligible students have two or more years of significant
work experience.
Online Format
The online version of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Teacher
Preparation) accelerated degree completion program (LIBS Online)
serves adult learners wishing to complete their undergraduate
degree without the on-campus class requirement.
This online format allows students without access to APU’s main
campus or regional centers the same level of quality curriculum and
experienced instructional delivery from any location where there is
Internet access. Students can complete their degree goals through
the identical curriculum and cohort model that has been so
successful in the face-to-face mode.
The APU experience uniquely facilitates development through solid
intellectual inquiry, informed decision-making, and the application of
ethical principles. A focus on Christian values and ethics infuses the
curriculum and the de