College Calendar

The college calendar provides detailed information on degree and certificate programs, courses, academic policies, current faculty, and the history and mission of the school. Most of this information can also be found throughout the college website.

View the full 2014-15 College calendar (pdf)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
MISSION STATEMENT

GENERAL INFORMATION

   Our History
   Our Beliefs
   Accreditation/Recognition Information
   Affiliation Information
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
   Academic Program Overview
   Academic Life
   Student Development
   The Student Success Centre
   Continuing and Distance Education
   IMPRINT Certificate
   Kaléo Certificate
   The Seminary
   Syllabus
   Important Dates and Deadlines
   Academic Advising
   Subject to Change Statement
ACADEMIC POLICIES
   Admissions Requirements
   Residency Requirements
   Transfer Information
   Semester/Credit Hour Information
   Academic Load
   Commencement
   Class Attendance
   Examinations
   Late Assignment Policy
   Assignment Extension Policy
   Grade Scale and Grade Point Average
   Grade Recalculation Policy
   Grade Review Policy
   Remedial Work Policy
   Adding and Dropping Courses
   Auditing Courses
   Upgrading a Course from Audit to Credit
   Changing a Course from Credit to Audit
   Senior Citizens Tuition Discount
   Modular Class Changes
   Service and Experiential Learning
   Internships
   Academic Status
   Taking a Year Off
   Taking Courses at Another University or College
   Student Record
   Length and Terms of Degrees
   Academic Integrity and Honesty
   Academic Review and Appeal Process
   Academic Freedom Statement and Policy
DEGREE INFORMATION

   Minors
   Briercrest College Bachelor of Arts Learning Outcomes
   The College Core Curriculum for Bachelor of Arts Degrees
   The College Core Curriculum for Associate of Arts Degrees
   FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
      Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies
      Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies (Honours)
         Associate of Arts Biblical Studies
            Minor in Ancient and Biblical Languages
            Minor in Biblical Studies
      Bachelor of Arts Christianity and Culture
      Bachelor of Arts General Studies
            Minor in Kinesiology
      Bachelor of Arts Humanities
         Associate of Arts Humanities
            Minor in English
            Minor in History
            Minor in Humanities
            Minor in Philosophy
      Bachelor of Arts Psychology
         Associate of Arts Social Sciences
            Minor in Psychology
            Minor in Social Sciences
      Bachelor of Arts Theology
      Bachelor of Arts Theology (Honours)
            Minor in Theology
   PARTNERSHIP DEGREE PROGRAMS
      Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Education for Teaching in Elementary Schools
      Bachelor of Arts General Studies/Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Education for Teaching in Secondary Schools
      Bachelor of Arts General Studies (Minor in Kinesiology)/BSE with a Major in Physical Education
      Bachelor of Arts Humanities/BSE with a Major in English
      Bachelor of Arts Humanities/BSE with a Major in History
      Bachelor of Arts Music/BSE with a Major in Music
      Bachelor of Arts Psychology/BS with a Major in Addiction Studies
      Bachelor of Arts Psychology/BS with a Major in Communication Disorders
      Bachelor of Arts Psychology/Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
   FACULTY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND PERFORMING ARTS
      Bachelor of Arts Applied Linguistics: TESOL
      Bachelor of Arts Applied Linguistics: TESOL (After-degree)
      Bachelor of Arts Business Administration
            Minor in Business Administration
      Bachelor of Arts Music
         Associate of Arts Music
            Minor in Music
            Minor in Media Arts
            Minor in Worship Arts
   FACULTY OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
      Bachelor of Arts Christian Ministry
         Associate of Arts Experiential Ministry
            Minor in Pastoral Studies
      Bachelor of Arts Christian Studies (CDE)
         Associate of Arts Christian Studies (CDE)
      Bachelor of Arts Intercultural Studies
         Associate of Arts Intercultural Studies
            Minor in Intercultural Studies
      Bachelor of Arts Worship Arts
      Bachelor of Arts Youth Ministry
             Minor in Youth Ministry
                CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
         Certificate in Biblical Studies
         Bible Certificate (CDE)
         IMPRINT Certificate
         Kaléo Certificate
DEFINITION OF TERMS
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
FACULTY MEMBERS
   Academic Administration
   Faculty of Arts and Science
      Department of Biblical and Theological Studies
      Department of English
      Department of History and Philosophy
      Department of Kinesiology
      Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
      Department of Psychology
   Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts
      Department of Applied Linguistics
      Department of Business, Leadership and Management
      Department of Education
      Department of Human Services
      Department of Music and Worship Arts
   Faculty of Christian Ministry
   College Student Development Faculty

Addendum 1: BA Music - Musical Theatre concentration

BA Music (Performance Concentration in Musical Theatre) (57 credit hours)

The BA Music (Performance Concentration in Musical Theatre) follows the curricular parameters established by other performance options within the BA Music. This proposal has been approved by the Department of Performance and Worship Arts and the Education Team.

The BA Music (Performance Concentration in Musical Theatre) requires the completion of the BA Music major (45 credit hours) and an additional 12 credit hours of performance-specific coursework.

Within their BA Music, students in the Performance Concentration in Musical Theatre must take the following:

Applied Requirements:
6 credit hours in private voice lessons, plus other Applied Requirements as specified below.

Elective Requirements:
MUS 330 Vocal Master Class I
MUS 430 Vocal Master Class II
Private voice lessons (2 credit hours)
Either Ensemble (1 credit hour) or MUS 434 Senior Recital (1 credit hour)

Cognate Requirement:
THEA 221 Acting I

In addition, the BA Music (Performance Concentration in Musical Theatre) requires the following 12 credit hours of study:

DAN 105 Introduction to Ballet (1 credit hour)
DAN 107 Introduction to Tap (1 credit hour)
DAN 100, 101, 106 or Private Lessons-Dance (1 credit hour)
MUS 340 Musical Theatre Workshop
MUS 365 Musical Theatre Production and Performance I   
THEA 222 Acting II

Addendum 2: Minor in Musical Theatre

Minor in Musical Theatre (19 credit hours)

The minor in Musical Theatre requires the following courses:
DAN 105 Introduction to Ballet (1 credit hour)
DAN 107 Introduction to Tap (1 credit hour)
DAN 100, 101, 106 or Private Lessons-Dance (1 credit hour)
MUS 131/132/231/232-Private Voice Lessons (4 credit hours)
MUS/THEA 340 Musical Theatre Workshop
MUS 365 Musical Theatre Production and Performance I
THEA 221 Acting I
THEA 222 Acting II

The minor in Musical Theatre is not available to students in the BA Music program.

Addendum 3: New Academic Policies

Addendum 4: New course offerings

BIOL 120 The Nature of Life
An introduction to the underlying fundamental aspects of living systems including cell biology, genetics and the evolutionary processes that lead to complex, multi-cellular life forms. Required lab.

Prerequisite(s): Biology 30 or BIOL 115 or permission of instructor.

BU 302 Strategic Management
An examination of the skills and competencies necessary in order to develop and to implement a successful strategic vision. The course examines the issues underlying strategic thinking, strategy development, and the key components of successful strategic execution. As well, it stresses competitive analysis and advantage, the complexities of resource allocation, and the nature of moral and ethical managerial leadership, all while staying attentive to organizational culture and mission.

CM 209 TESOL and Church Ministry
An exploration of English language teaching as a dimension of church-based local ministry in volunteer settings, mainly in North America. In contrast with the career or professional emphasis of other TESOL courses, the focus of this course would be on TESOL in the volunteer sector. That is, the course emphasis would be on preparing students to work with immigrants and international students and their language learning needs within contexts of local church outreach and service.

THEA 360 Theatre Production and Performance I
Research, rehearsal, design, staging and presentation of an entire theatre production by a theatre ensemble. Students can expect to invest a minimum of 120 hours in rehearsal and 40 hours in production.

Prerequisite: THEA 222 Acting II

Note: Admittance to course is by instructor permission; assigned roles are by audition; students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours of THEA 360, MUS/THEA 365, THEA 460, or MUS/THEA 465 for credit

THEA 460 Theatre Production and Performance II
Research, rehearsal, design, staging and presentation of an entire theatre production by a theatre ensemble. Students can expect to invest a minimum of 120 hours in rehearsal and 40 hours in production.

Prerequisite: THEA 360 Theatre Production and Performance I

Note: Admittance to course is by instructor permission; assigned roles are by audition; students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours of THEA 360, MUS/THEA 365, THEA 460, or MUS/THEA 465 for credit

Addendum 5: Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language

Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (18 credit hours)

Required courses (12 c.h.)
COMM 200 Intercultural Communication
LING 105 Introduction to TESOL
LING 221 Language Teaching Methodology
LING 321 English Language Skills in TESOL

Electives (6 c.h.)
CM 209 TESOL and Church Ministry
LING 300 Language Acquisition Theory and Practice
LING 323 Materials Development
LING 420 Ethics in TESOL
LING 429 Professional Issues in TESOL

College Calendars from Previous Academic Years