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    At the time of registration, each student agrees to be bound by the policies and regulations of Ambrose University College, Ambrose Seminary and of the program in which the student is enrolled. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations by which they are bound. While advice and counselling is available, students are responsible for ensuring that their academic programs, including course selection, meet Ambrose Seminary regulations in all respects. Ambrose Seminary reserves the right to make additions, deletions, changes, or modification to this Academic Calendar at any time without prior notice. This Academic Calendar is considered accurate at the time of publication, and comes into effect May, 2010. If there is an inconsistency between the academic regulations and policies published in the Academic Calendar and such regulations and policies established by the Faculty or President's Cabinet, the version of such material as passed by the Faculty or President's Cabinet will prevail. Ambrose Seminary reserves the right to exercise its sole, absolute and unfettered discretion in admitting individuals to the Seminary and its programs or courses. Ambrose Seminary disclaims all liability for loss or damage suffered or incurred by any student or other party as a result of delay, alteration, or termination of services, courses, programs, tuition, or fees caused by fire, work stoppage, inability to procure materials or trades, restrictive laws or governmental regulations, actions taken by faculty, staff or students of the University College or Seminary, civil unrest or disobedience, or any other cause of any kind beyond the reasonable control of the University College. This document is available online at www.ambrose.edu.

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    Dear Students, Welcome to Ambrose Seminary! Our mission is to prepare Christians to serve and lead the church in its mission in the world. To that end, we seek to learn how to serve God and His creation by providing: * A solid academic understanding of the Christian faith through biblical studies, theology, history, practical theology, and intercultural and Christian studies; * A community that fosters integrity of character that leads to spiritual formation; * Practical ministry skills to be effective leaders; and * An environment that integrates the academic, spiritual, and practical aspects of ministry to produce reflective practitioners. It is my hope that as we journey together as a community of learners that we would discover what it means to be and act as servant leaders that transform our world! Arch CK Wong, D.Min., Ph.D. Academic Dean Professor of Practical Theology Faculty of Theology

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    List of Important Dates FALL SEMESTER 2010 Residence opens Sunday, September 5 Orientation Monday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 7 Classes begin Wednesday, September 8 Convocation Chapel Thursday, September 9 Registration Revision period Wednesday, September 8 to Friday, September 17 Last day to enter course without permission; last day to withdraw from a course, change to audit and receive tuition refund Friday, September 17 Thanksgiving Day (no classes) Monday, October 11 Graduation Application deadline Friday, October 15 Community Days Wednesday, October 20, (Spiritual Emphasis Days) Thursday, October 21 Remembrance Day (no classes) Thursday, November 11 Academic Advising Week for first year students Monday, November 8 to Friday, November 12 Last day to withdraw from courses or change to audit without academic penalty Friday, November 12 Last day to request revised time for a final exam Monday, November 29 Last day to apply for time extension for coursework Monday, November 29 Last day of lectures Thursday, December 9 Music juries Friday, December 10 Final exams Monday, December 13 to Friday, December 17 Christmas Break begins Saturday, December 18 WINTER SEMESTER 2011 Residence opens Monday, January 10 Orientation Tuesday, January 11 Classes begin Wednesday, January 12 Convocation Chapel Thursday, January 13 Registration Revision period Wednesday, January 12 to Friday, January 21 Last day to enter course without permission; last day to withdraw from a course, change to audit, and receive tuition refund Friday, January 21 Community Day (Program Day) Thursday, January 27 Family Day (no classes) Monday, February 21 Winter Modules/Mid-Semester Break Tuesday, February 22 to Saturday, February 26 Scholarship Application deadline Monday, February 28 Global Impact Day Wednesday, March 9 Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty Friday, March 18 Legacy Youth Conference Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20 Registration period commences Monday, March 28 Academic Advising Week Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1 Last day to request revised time for a final exam Monday, April 4 Last day to apply for time extension for coursework Monday, April 4 Last day of classes Thursday, April 14 Music juries Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 Final Exams Monday, April 18 to Tuesday, April 26 Good Friday (no exams) Friday, April 22 Graduation Weekend Thursday, April 28 to Saturday April 30 SPRING SEMESTER 2011 Spring Module Classes May 2-6; May 9-13; May 16-20; May 24-28 ACADEMIC CALENDAR Fall 2010 5

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    Contents List of Important Dates 5 General Information 7 Admissions: 11 Application Procedure 14 Academic Programs: 17 Master of Divinity 20 Master of Arts (Christian Studies) 21 Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries 22 Master of Arts in Leadership and Ministry 23 Master of Arts (Biblical/Theological Studies) 23 Diploma in Christian Studies 25 Diploma in Intercultural Ministries 25 Diploma in Leadership and Ministry 26 Diploma in Leadership and Ministry (Chinese Ministry Focus) 26 Certificate in Chinese Ministries 27 Certificate in Christian Studies 27 Certificate in Leadership and Ministry 27 Certificate in Intercultural Ministries 28 Internship 28 Student Services 32 Financial Information: 35 Tuition and Fees 35 Campus Services Fees 36 Residence Fees 36 Special Discounts 37 Scholarship and Financial Aid 38 Academic Policies 40 Student Responsibility 41 Final Examinations 43 Letter Grades and Grade Points 44 Dean's List 45 Transcripts 45 Academic Dishonesty 48 Graduation 50 6 AMBROSE SEMINARY Course Offerings: 53 Biblical and Research Languages (BL and RL) 54 Christian Counselling (CC) 55 Christian History (CH) 56 Christian Studies (CS) 58 Education, Discipleship and Leadership (ED) 59 Evangelism (EV) 61 Intercultural Ministry (IM) 62 New Testament (NT) 63 Old Testament (OT) 67 Preaching and Communication (PR) 70 Pastoral Theology (PT) 71 Spiritual Care (SC) 71 Theology and Christian Thought (TH) 74 World Mission (WM) 78 Faculty 81 Glossary 82 Index 83

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    General Information Ambrose University College reserves the right to change or amend its programs, fee structures, and regulations without prior notification and notwithstanding the published Academic Calendar. Contact Details Campus Office Hours Main Reception 403.410.2000 We are open Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountain Time. At any time, you are welcome to leave voice mail, fax, or e-mail and we will respond to your inquiry promptly. Enrolment Office Voice: 1.800.461.1222 or 403.410.2900 Fax: 403.571.2556 E-mail: enrolment@ambrose.edu Web Site: www.ambrose.edu Location Ambrose University College campus is located at: 150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, Alberta. T3H 0L5 Calgary, a city of nearly one million people, is located in the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rockies, just a few hours from the U.S. border. The Calgary International Airport is Canada's third busiest airport. Calgary is known for its blue skies, and Alberta has more hours of sunshine in a year than any other province in Canada. A unique phenomenon called a Chinook wind can raise temperatures more than 20 degrees in one day, turning winter days into spring. Calgary offers world-class facilities for winter sports, having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988, and the nearby General Information General Information Rocky Mountains provide exhilarating skiing and other recreational opportunities. The "Stampede City" is also known for its western culture, beautiful pathways along the Bow River, symphony orchestra, and professional football and hockey teams. Facilities The Ambrose University College campus sits on a ridge in southwest Calgary that offers unobstructed views west to the Rocky Mountains. The heart of the campus is the Academic Centre, with its central gathering place. The building features a biology lab, computer lab, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, plus places for group and silent study. A modern library offers students online access to global resources as well as more traditional reference sources. The Athletic/Performing Arts Centre boasts a full size gym plus stage and sound system to accommodate up to 1000 people. Banquet facilities, lockers rooms and a weight room round out the building. Ambrose University College's Music Department enjoys a dedicated choir room, practice rooms and a music lab space. Library The Ambrose Library serves Ambrose University College and Ambrose Seminary. With more than 100,000 volumes and 400 journal titles, it is the largest theological library in the Prairies and one of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada. Particular strengths include theology, biblical studies, pastoral studies, missions, history, music, psychology, and Islamics. Specialized research is further facilitated by special collections on the history of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) and by archival collections on the history of Ambrose's institutional predecessors. The Ambrose archives are also the official repository for the records of The C&MA in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. ACADEMIC CALENDAR Fall 2010 7

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    General Information The library enhances its on-site offerings through an online catalogue (accessible via the Internet); by subscribing to full-text online periodical databases in theology and biblical studies, business, psychology, and the humanities; by membership in The Alberta Library consortium; and by participating in the provincial inter-library loan network. In addition, students and faculty of the University College have borrowing privileges at the University of Calgary Library, which is the second largest academic library in the province. One professional librarian and three associate staff members are available to assist students, faculty, and other researchers to make optimum use of this vast array of learning resources. The Road to Ambrose Educating young men and women for service in the church and in overseas mission fields has always been an important emphasis for The C&MA in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene in Canada. The C&MA's commitment to higher education dates back to the vision of its founder, Dr. A. B. Simpson, who established North America's first Bible school in New York. This educational emphasis resulted in the addition of two educational institutions in Canada during the 1920s. A fuller expression of these values led to the founding of Canadian Bible Institute (CBI) in 1941, with an initial class of 50 students meeting in the lower auditorium of the Alliance Tabernacle in Regina, Saskatchewan. Under the direction of the first president, Rev. Blackett, CBI commenced its primary task of training men and women for worldwide ministry and Christian living. Nazarene University College traces its roots to the Calgary Bible Institute, which was established on January 3, 1921 in the basement of the Calgary First Church of the 8 AMBROSE SEMINARY Nazarene, with an initial class of 29. In 1927, the school relocated to Red Deer, under the leadership of Rev. Charles Thomson, where it became known as Alberta School of Evangelism, and then Northern Bible College (NBC). The purpose of the school was to provide a stream of workers for the Nazarene churches in western Canada and overseas. An accredited residential high school was also established to serve Christian families in rural communities. In 1940, NBC changed its name to Canadian Nazarene College (CNC) and in 1957, CBI became Canadian Bible College (CBC) of The C&MA. Both institutions persevered and became established with purpose built facilities and the accreditation of Bachelor of Theology degrees. Canadian Theological College (CTC) was formed in 1970 as a graduate school of theology changing its name to Canadian Theological Seminary (CTS) in 1982. Both CNC and CBC/CTS fulfilled their mandates of training workers for ministry and soon alumni from both campuses were serving across Canada and around the globe. As the new millennium dawned, the paths of CBC/ CTS and CNC converged in an unprecedented way. The goal of both institutions was to provide trained workers for the church and mission fields. Both institutions saw the need for a Christian-based alternative to public universities. The next phase of maturation saw both CBC/CTS and CNC develop relationships with Canadian universities for the purpose of expanding offerings beyond Bible and theology into the arts and sciences. In 1960, CNC was relocated to Winnipeg to become the official school of the Church of the Nazarene for all of Canada. CNC also became an approved teaching centre of the University of Manitoba. In that same decade, CBC/CTS developed an educational relationship with the University of Regina.

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    During the 1990s, Dr. George Durance, President of CBC/CTS, and Dr. Riley Coulter, President of CNC, looked to Alberta, where legislation existed to accredit Christian university colleges. CNC relocated to Calgary in 1995, became a university college in 1999, and changed its name to Nazarene University College (NUC). In 2003, CBC/CTS moved to Calgary, joined NUC on their downtown campus, received provincial accreditation in 2004, and adopted the name Alliance University College (AUC) forming the educational partnership AUC-NUC. In May 2007 AUC and NUC became a single entity, Ambrose University College, the official Canadian school of both The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. Ambrose also serves the wider Christian community with over 40 denominations and over 600 students represented on campus. History of Seminary Education at Ambrose University College Ambrose Seminary education began in 1970 in Regina, Saskatchewan with the creation of Canadian Theological College, renamed Canadian Theological Seminary in 1982. In May 2007 Ambrose University College was formed as the educational partnership between The Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. CTS was folded into the Faculty of Theology of Ambrose University College as the Seminary Division and is known as Ambrose Seminary. Ambrose Seminary education is rooted in a dynamic heritage that combines a vision for carrying out the Great Commission with a passion for a deep and authentic spirituality. This legacy is very much alive in the seminary programs today. The community displays a firm commitment to the global growth of the Church and a conviction that those who have General Information a vital relationship with God through Christ and who are empowered by the Holy Spirit make lasting contributions to the Kingdom. Ambrose Seminary is the official seminary educational insitution for The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. Accreditation and Affiliations Ambrose Seminary has been an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada since 1989. This accreditation indicates that Ambrose Seminary complies with the ATS accrediting standards. Ambrose is the official institution of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. Concerns raised by students related to the ATS standards are to be addressed using the procedures outlined in the Joint Grievance Policy. Concerns relating to accreditation are to be discussed with the Academic Dean. The President is responsible for keeping a record of such concerns. ATS reserves the right to review any complaints related to ATS standards. Ambrose Seminary maintains memberships in the Association of Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries (ACCESS), the Society of the Advancement of Continuing Education in Ministry (SACEM), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Association of Registrars of Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC), and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). Ambrose is a designated institution for the Canada Student Loans Program. Ambrose Seminary is also recognized as an eligible institution for receipt of student financial aid through some provincial grant and loan programs. Ambrose is an approved participant in the ACADEMIC CALENDAR Fall 2010 9

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    General Information United States Department of Education, Federal Student Financial Aid programs. As students attending a foreign school, Ambrose Seminary students are eligible for aid through the Stafford Subsidized, Stafford Unsubsidized and Parental PLUS Loan programs. All seminary students at Ambrose Seminary applying for student loans and financial aid do so as students of Ambrose University College. 10 AMBROSE SEMINARY

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