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    ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010-2011

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    At the time of registration, each student agrees to be bound by the policies and regulations of Ambrose University College 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 selections, meet Ambrose University College's regulations in all respects. Ambrose University College reserves the right to make additions, deletions, changes or modifications 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 any 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 University College reserves the right to exercise its sole, absolute and unfettered discretion in admitting individuals to the University College and its programs or courses. Ambrose University College 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, course programs, tuition or fees caused by fire, work stoppage, inability to procure materials or trades, restrictive laws or government regulations, actions taken by faculty, staff or students of the University College, civil unrest or disobedience, or any other cause of any kind beyond the reasonable control of the University College.

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    Dear Students, On behalf of the faculty and staff it is my pleasure to welcome you to Ambrose University College. Though relatively new in name, we have a long and rich history of academic and theological education. We continue to offer world class education in arts, science and theology. We have a seasoned and well qualified faculty, some of the finest faculty working as scholars and researchers in some of the most stimulating programs and courses you will ever experience. There is more. You will know early on at Ambrose that you are being cared for and that your interests beyond the classroom are important to us. You will be asked the tough questions, but offered new and stimulating ways to think about these questions and their answers. You will engage the important issues of life with and through the best of the world's thinking drawn from literature, history, psychology, sociology, business, philosophy, theology and Christian studies. You will inquire deeply with your professors about those obstacles in your path towards insight about God, creation, yourself and others. You will be helped to discover future possibilities for work, study and travel. You will be challenged to take seriously what it means to be engaged in the world with redemptive goals. You will hear us remind you in different ways that you have been given the dignity of causality, to be a difference-maker with God in a world that so desperately needs a difference. You will leave here believing that you are part of a grand story, a true and powerful story of creation, struggle, death, wilderness and hope for being a better person and living in a better world. In short, you will be changed. So, get ready for an exciting journey of learning, change, community, growth and development. My prayer for you is that you will have a year's worth of experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Paul Spilsbury, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs

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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 (Spiritual Emphasis Days) Wednesday, October 20, 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 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 4 AMBROSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 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 Thursday, April 28 to Saturday April 30 Internship Seminar Monday May 2 to Wednesday, May 4 SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER 2010 Spring Module Classes May 2-6; May 9-13; May 16-20; May 24-28

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    Contents Academic Calendar of Events 4 General Information 7 Admissions 11 Program Specific Entrance Requirements 15 Provincial Equivalents 18 Faculty of Arts and Science 21 Bachelor of Arts - Behavioural Science 24 Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration 28 Bachelor of Arts - Christian Studies 30 Bachelor of Arts - English Literature 34 Bachelor of Arts - General Studies 37 Bachelor of Arts - History 38 Bachelor of Arts - Music 42 Bachelor of Business Administration 44 Bachelor of Education 46 Bachelor of Music 51 Bachelor of Science - Biology 52 University Studies Diploma 54 University Transfer 55 Philosophy Minor 55 Faculty of Theology 56 Bachelor of Theology - Children's Ministries 59 Bachelor of Theology - Church Ministries 60 Bachelor of Theology - Intercultural Studies 61 Bachelor of Theology - Worship Arts 63 Bachelor of Theology - Youth Ministries 64 Bachelor of Ministry - Children's Ministries 66 Bachelor of Ministry - Church Ministries 67 Bachelor of Ministry - Intercultural Studies 68 Bachelor of Ministry - Worship Arts 69 Bachelor of Ministry - Youth Ministries 71 Bachelor of Ministry - Post-Professional 72 Associate in Ministry 72 Student Services 74 Financial Information 77 Tuition and Fees 77 Campus Services 78 Residence 78 Scholarships and Financial Aid 80 Academic Policies 82 Minors 83 Withdrawal from Courses 85 Final Examinations 85 Transfer Credit 87 Transcripts 88 Letter Grade and Grade Point Averages 89 Deans' List 90 Academic Probation/Suspension 90 Academic Dishonesty 90 Graduation 92 Course Offerings 95 Accounting (ACC) 96 Behavioural Science (BHS) 97 Biochemistry (BCH) 98 Biology (BIO) 99 Botany(BOT) 101 Business (BUS) 102 Chemistry (CHE) 105 Communications (COM) 105 Computer Science (CS) 105 Developmental Studies (DVST) 106 Economics (ECO) 106 Education 108 English (EN) 112 Field Education (FE) 118 Fine Arts (ART/FA) 120 Geology (GEO) 120 History (HI) 120 Intercultural Studies (ICS) 124 Interdisciplinary (IND) 125 Language - Ancient (GR/HEB) 126 Language - Modern (FRE/GER/MAN) 126 Mathematics (MA) 127 Music (MU) 127 Philosophy (PH) 132 FALL 2010 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 5

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    Contents Physics (PHY) 134 Political Science (POLI) 134 Psychology (PS) 134 Professional Studies (PST) 138 Christian Studies (REL) 141 Science (SC) 148 Sociology (SO) 149 Theatre (TH) 151 Statistics (STA) 151 Zoology (ZOO) 151 Faculty 153 Glossary 156 Index 157 6 AMBROSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

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    General Information General Information 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, Mountain Time and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 Email: enrolment@ambrose.edu Website: www.ambrose.edu Location Ambrose University College campus is located at 150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, Alberta. Calgary, a city of over 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 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 and 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 two biology labs, computer commons, 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 from 600-1000 people. Banquet facilities, locker 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 Library archives are also the official repository for the records of The C&MA in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. The library enhances its on-site offerings FALL 2010 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 7

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    General Information 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 Ambrose have borrowing privileges at the University of Calgary Library, which is the second largest academic library in the province. A professional librarian and 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 Nazarene, with an initial class of 29. In 1927, the school relocated to Red Deer, under the leadership of Rev. Charles Thomson, 8 AMBROSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 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. During the 1990s, Dr. George Durance, President of CBC/CTS, Dr. Riley Coulter, President of CNC, and their boards looked to Alberta, where legislation existed to accredit Christian university colleges.

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    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 its 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. Accreditation and Academic Affiliations Ambrose University College is accredited by the Campus Alberta Quality Council to offer three-year and four-year Bachelor of Arts degrees, a four-year Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Ambrose University College is an accredited institution with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (www.abhe.org). The Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) has accepted Ambrose University College as a member of the Alberta transfer system. Ambrose University College has agreed to ACAT's principles, policies and procedures and may record in the annual Alberta Transfer Guide transfer agreements it negotiates with other transfer system member institutions. Such agreements specify how courses will be accepted for credit by the partner institutions. Information about the transfer system is available at www. transferalberta.ca. Existing agreements are noted on applicable courses in the Course Offerings section. Ambrose University College is an affiliate General Information member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 150 international Christian institutions from around the world, whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education by faithfully relating scholarship and service to Biblical truth. Ambrose University College is a member of the Association of Schools of the American Institute of Holy Land Studies. Ambrose University College holds membership in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Association of Registrars of Universities and Colleges in Canada (ARUCC), and the Western Association of Registrars of Universities and Colleges in Canada (WARUCC). Ambrose University College is also a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. Ambrose University College is a designated institution for the Canada Student Loans Program and is also recognized as an eligible institution for receipt of student financial aid through some provincial grant and loan programs. Ambrose University College is an approved participant in the United States Department of Education and Federal Student Financial Aid programs. As students attending a foreign school, students are eligible for aid through the Stafford Subsidized, Stafford Unsubsidized and Parental Plus Loan programs, as well as Private Education Loans through TERI and Sallie-Mae. Students who qualify may also receive assistance through the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Ambrose University College students are eligible for month-long travel study experiences at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies, located near Bethlehem, Israel. Tantur provides an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding to encourage dialogue and FALL 2010 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 9

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    General Information common prayer among peoples of different cultures and Christian traditions. Denominational Affiliations Ambrose University College is the official college of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene in Canada. Ambrose University College welcomes students from over 40 denominations on campus each year, enhancing the rich and diverse community. 10 AMBROSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

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