ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

2009-2010 Catalog

2009-2010 Catalog

Alaska Pacific University

Catalog for the Academic Year 2009-2010

2009 Spring Graduation Photo By Donna Dougherty

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MeSSaGe FroM The PreSiDenT General inForMaTion Mission Statement Of Alaska Pacific University A Brief History Of Alaska Pacific University religious heritage The Main Campus Campus Map academic Calendar Degree offerings UndergrAdUATe POliCies And PrOCedUres admissions Financial aid Tuition and Fees housing and Meal Plan Costs academic Policies Grading System enrollment and registration academic Standing other academic Policies UndergrAdUATe PrOgrAms Campus Undergraduate Program Campus Undergraduate Student Milestones Portfolio Degree Completion Program rural alaska native adult Program (rana) online Courses for Undergraduates early honors Program ecoleague exchange Program UndergrAdUATe ACAdemiC degrees Business Administration Department associate of arts - Business administration Bachelor of arts - accounting information For Management Bachelor of arts - Business administration and Management Minor: Business administration and Management Bachelor of arts - health Services administration Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department associate of arts - human Services Bachelor of arts - Psychology Minor: Counseling Psychology Bachelor of arts - human Services Minor : human Services Education Department K-8 Professional Development Certificate Bachelor of arts - education Minor: education Environmental Science Department Bachelor of arts or Science - earth Sciences Bachelor of arts or Science - environmental Science Minor: environmental Science Minor: Mathematics for environmental Sciences Bachelor of arts - environmental Policy and Planning Bachelor of arts - environmental Studies Bachelor of arts or Science - Marine Biology Minor: Marine Biology Table of Contents 7 8 8 8 8 10 11 12 15 16 16 22 29 31 33 33 35 41 42 47 54 55 55 56 58 60 61 62 63 64 65 65 66 68 69 70 72 72 73 74 75 76 77 79 81 82 83 83 85 87 88 88 90 92 93 4

Alaska Pacific University Liberal Studies Department associate of arts - Career and Technical education Bachelor of arts - liberal Studies Minor: liberal Studies Outdoor Studies Department Bachelor of arts - outdoor Studies Minor: outdoor Studies UndergrAdUATe ACAdemiC COUrses, AbbreviATiOns, And COUrse desCriPTiOns grAdUATe POliCies And PrOCedUres admissions Financial aid Tuition and Fees housing and Meal Plan Costs Tuition refund Policy academic Policies Grading System enrollment and registration academic Standing other academic Policies grAdUATe PrOgrAms grAdUATe ACAdemiC degrees Business Administration Department Master of Business administration Programs executive Master of Business administration in information and Communication Technology Certificate of Graduate Studies in Entrepreneurship Certificate of Graduate Studies in investments Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Education Department Master of arts in Teaching Certification Only-Option Program for teachers (CO-OP) Environmental Science Department Master of Science in environmental Science Liberal Studies (Interdisciplinary) Master of arts Outdoor Studies Department Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education grAdUATe ACAdemiC COUrses, AbbreviATiOns, And COUrse desCriPTiOns University Directory administration Faculty Faculty emeriti Staff emerita Board of Directors APU Foundation appendix a appendix B appendix C appendix D Student right-to-Know Statement Table of Contents 94 94 95 99 100 101 104 105 167 167 170 175 176 177 178 178 180 184 184 188 189 189 191 194 197 197 198 198 201 202 201 203 203 206 206 210 210 211 234 234 235 239 239 240 240 241 242 243 244 inside Back Cover 5

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Graduation Photo by Donna Dougherty

Crow Creek Pipes and Drums have led the graduation procession at Alaska Pacific University since 1995. Crow Creek is Alaska’s largest pipe band with over 100 members and they are the first, and only, Alaska band to achieve the Grade III competition level. In 2001 Crow Creek became the first Alaska pipe band to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Welcome to Alaska Pacific University. When I first came to Alaska Pacific I was struck by how beautiful, personal and genuine this university is. The faculty really cares about students; the students care passionately about their education and about the world; the campus is utterly spectacular. Alaska Pacific is not a factory, churning out one student after another assembly-line fashion. It is more like an intensively cultivated garden, personalized to allow each student to reach his or her full potential. This catalog describes a distinctive form of study, one that extends respect, freedom and responsibility to students. Our premise is that today’s students need and deserve an active education to prepare them for a dynamic and rapidly changing world. A modern university, therefore, should teach students to think for themselves, to set their own goals and accomplish them, and to work creatively and effectively with others. If you ask today’s social, business, or professional leaders what society needs from higher education, they will tell you that we need more people who are comfortable with creativity, innovation, and the process of consistent change and improvement. There is not a single arena of contemporary life that is not evolving rapidly. In such times, everyone needs to be a leader at some level; at work, in the family, in the community, in service to the world. Alaska Pacific University’s distinctive form of education results in graduates who have the advantages of a liberal arts education, a preprofessional education, and leadership education, all delivered in an integrated process of active learning. In the following pages you will learn much about Alaska Pacific University, its programs of study, and the people who live and teach here. My congratulations to you for joining this unique community of students, teachers and mentors. If you have questions about these materials, ask your advisor or the Registrar. We are here to serve you and help you grow. Sincerely,

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mission statement of Alaska Pacific University
Alaska Pacific University is an intentionally small, private, independent university devoted to innovative teaching and learning, where students receive personal attention in small classes and acquire leadership capabilities, moral character, and self-direction through active learning. To achieve these educational goals Alaska Pacific University: • Nurtures spiritual and moral values consistent with the university’s Christian heritage while respecting the religious convictions of all. • Emphasizes personal growth through student-centered, experiential education using Alaska, the Arctic, and the Pacific rim as laboratories for learning; • Develops leadership for active service to society by encouraging openness to positive change, environmental awareness, innovation, and individual initiative; • Promotes international and multicultural education while welcoming learners of all ages: from Alaska, with a special commitment to Alaska Natives; from other states of the United States; and from the international community; • Maintains academic excellence by combining the breadth, integrative understanding, and critical thinking of the liberal arts with practice and focused knowledge for professional careers.
(Adopted February 19, 2009)

A brief history of Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific University, chartered as Alaska Methodist University by the Territory of Alaska in 1957, dedicated its campus on June 28, 1959, one day prior to Alaska achieving statehood. When the first students enrolled in classes beginning October 1, 1960, campus facilities consisted of Grant Hall, the academic and student center; and Gould Hall, the student residence. As enrollments and programs grew significantly, a student center, apartment, and residence hall complex was constructed. This complex was later named Atwood Center. After a 1977 reorganization, academic programs were restructured, and in November 1978 Alaska Methodist University was renamed Alaska Pacific University to better reflect its educational mission and geographical location. The ruth and homer Moseley sports center was added to campus facilities in 1986, the Carr Gottstein Academic Center in 1992, and the Segelhorst Residence Hall was opened in 2007.

religious heritage

Alaska Pacific University is the most recent of the more than 1200 United Methodist educational institutions founded in America over the last 200 years. This emphasis on education has been vital to the denomination since its founding by John Wesley in the eighteenth century. Today 128 United Methodist-related schools and colleges exist in the United States. The mission of Methodism through its founding of these institutions of higher learning has been to integrate faith and learning along with knowledge and service so that the whole person and the world might Alaska Pacific University 8

Alaska Pacific University be transformed into a higher order of justice and love. Accordingly, Methodist-related schools have always played a critical role in promoting human rights and educational opportunities for all persons. Although the university is firmly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of United Methodism, it espouses no narrow sectarian or doctrinal creed and indeed welcomes in its community of learners and teachers all who wish to engage in the search for truth. While faithful to its tradition, APU celebrates diversity and pluralism. In 1991, the university established the Cardinal newman Chair of Catholic Theology through an endowment from the Catholic Archdiocese. The Newman Chair is a significant example of the university’s ecumenism. Further, the university promotes the dignity of work and living through love and respect for others. In this context, any labor performed in the service of caring for God’s world and advancing the well-being of the human family is considered a sacred calling. The educational community that we seek to create should contribute to all aspects of growth — intellectual, social, emotional, and physical — resulting in a whole person who is educated for the whole world and for all of life. This environment exists to enable all individuals to become the most that they can and were meant to be. The community spirit exists not only in classrooms and residence halls, but in offices and board rooms as well. Our mission, in addition, is to care creatively about the world and its future. Moreover, we are here for the world, to help solve the world’s overwhelming problems and to join in the task of building a more just and humane society. Students, faculty, and staff alike are engaged in applying values learned from the past in new ways to the continuing challenges facing humankind. These principles we believe and affirm and, we hope, live. As the values inherited from our Judeo-Christian tradition infuse all that we do at Alaska Pacific University, we are proud to offer special opportunities for learning, service, faith, and community building.

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The mAin CAmPUs
The main campus of Alaska Pacific University sits on 170 heavily wooded acres near the center of Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. The campus includes summer and winter recreational trails, state-of-the-art facilities, and magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Atwood Center was designed by architect edward Durell Stone who also designed the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This main building serves as a hub of student activities and includes the dining hall, indoor climbing wall, weight room, photography lab, bookstore, the APU Chapel, Academic Support Center, computer lab, and offices of the Dean of Students, Career Counseling, and University Chaplain. Atwood South and Atwood North are residence halls. segelhorst residence hall opened in Fall 2007 to provide apartment style living quarters for 24 students. grant hall is the university’s original academic center, with classrooms, administrative offices, the beautifully renovated theatre and Conoco Phillips Art Gallery. The BP Science Center on the third floor sports state-of-the-art lab equipment, while the second floor classrooms also offer technologically “smart” classrooms. The Carr gottstein Academic Center, constructed in 1992, is a modern learning facility that features classrooms, faculty offices, seminar and conference rooms, a lecture hall, and an art exhibition area. gould hall, grace hall and dr. glenn Olds hall houses the U.S. Geological Survey offices and advanced mapping laboratories. The Jim mahaffey Trail system provides skiing, skijoring, running, hiking, and bicycling opportunities through more than 4.5 km of trails that connect with Anchorage’s city-wide trail system. The homer and ruth moseley sports Center houses a swimming pool, basketball courts, and outdoor program rentals. Campus recreation is further enhanced by University Lake, a habitat to waterfowl and other wildlife, and the Ross Olds Soccer Field, which is used for activities such as softball, frisbee, and soccer. The Anchorage higher education Consortium library serves university students and faculty. It is operated through an agreement between Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Centrally located, the library contains more than 760,000 bound volumes including original government documents, sheet music, non-print media, and a special Alaskana collection. The elmo sackett broadcast Center, housing KSKA and KAKM, Anchorage’s public radio and public television stations, is located on the APU campus.

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Full F Aug 19 Aug 19-21 Aug 18-20 Aug 21 Aug 24
Aug 24-Aug 31 Aug 24-Aug 27 Sept 24 - Oct 1
Aug 24-Aug 31

FALL 2009
Block B Aug 19 Aug 19-21 Aug 21 Aug 24 Oct 2 Sept 23 Nov 2 Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 24 Nov 26-27 Dec 1-2 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 21 Sept 1 Sept 7 Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 1 Oct 1 Oct 12 Oct 26 Session S Sept 23 Sept 24 Module I M1 Aug 21 Aug 24

Module II M2 Oct 16 Oct 19
Oct 19 - Oct 26

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Sept 1 Sept 7 Oct 16 Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 18 Nov 26-27 Dec 1-2 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 21 Nov 1 Nov 1 Sept 15 Sept 21 Oct 5 Nov 1 Aug 28 Sept 7 Oct 27 Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 1 Dec 2 Nov 26-27 Dec 1-2 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 21

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Section designation for specific terms Residence Halls Open New Student Orientation RANA Residency Registration 9am-5pm First Day of Classes Late Registration Census Date (course transcripted) Labor Day Holiday (Classes to make up time Convocation "Campus Address"* Mid-Term (Grades Due for Session & Full Semester Deadline for December degree candidates to submit documentation for Credit by Exam or DEL credit Spring Graduation Applications Due Pre-Registration (Spring 2010 & May Block) Last Day to Withdraw with "W" Grades Thanksgiving Holiday Senior Project Presentations ** Deadline for Tentative Grades - Fall Degree Last Day of Classes Fall Graduation Residence Halls Close Final Grades Due in Registrar's Office 8:00 AM

* Classes do not meet during Convocations/Assemblies and following community hour. Students are expected to attend. ** Class Day: Instructors will make appropriate attendance assignments. NOTE: Registrar's Office will be open after 5:00 pm only by appointment. A $50 per week late fee will be assessed for registering after the published late registration dates.

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SPRING 2010

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Full Block Session Module I Module II F B S M1 M2 Section designation for specific terms Jan 8 Jan 8 Feb 10 Residence Halls Open Jan 8 Jan 8 Feb 10 New Student Orientation Registration 9am-5pm Jan 8 Jan 8 Feb 10 Jan 8 Mar 15 Jan 5-7 Jan 5-7 Jan 5-7 RANA Residency Jan 11 Jan 11 Feb 11 Jan 11 Mar 15 First day of classes Late Registration Jan 11-19 Jan 11-14 Feb 11-18 Jan 11-19 Mar 15-22 Census Date (course transcripted) Jan 20 Jan 15 Feb 19 Jan 20 Mar 23 Jan 18 Jan 18 Jan 18 Martin Luther King Holiday (Classes make up time Mid-term*** Mar 15 Mar 30 Deadline for Spring degree candidates to submit Mar 1 Mar 1 Mar 1 documentation for Credit by Exam or DEL credit Mar 1 Mar 1 Mar 1 Mar 1 Mar 1 August Graduation Applications Due Spring Break Mar 8-12 Mar 8-12 Mar 8-12 Apr 2 Apr 2 Apr 2 Good Friday (afternoon holiday) Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Pre-Registration (Summer & Fall 2010) Apr 16 Feb 2 Apr 22 Feb 18 Apr 21 Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grades Senior Project Presentations ** Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 30 Apr 30 Apr 30 Deadline for Tentative Grades - Spring Degree Apr 30 Apr 30 Apr 30 Honors Assembly* May 7 Feb 8 May 7 Mar 1 May 7 Last Day of Classes May 8 May 8 May 8 May 8 May 8 Spring Graduation Feb 8 May 8 Residence Halls Close May 8 May 17 Feb 22 May 17 Mar 15 May 17 Final Grades Due in Registrar's Office 8:00AM * Classes do not meet during Convocations/Assemblies and following community hour. Students are expected to attend. ** Class Day: Instructors will make appropriate attendance assignments. *** Undergraduate midterm grades due for Session and Full Semester only. NOTE: Registrar's Office will be open after 5:00 pm only by appointment. A $50 per week late fee will be assessed for registering after the published late registration dates.

SUMMER 2010
Block B Nov 1 May 10 May 10 Session S Apr 1 May 10 May 10 Module I M1 Apr 1 May 10 June 7

Section designation for specific terms

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Pre-Registration Residence Halls Open First day of classes

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Late Registration May 10-13 May 10-17 Jun 7-14 Census Date (course transcripted) May 14 May 18 Jun 15 May 31 May 31 Memorial Day Holiday Mid-term*** Jun 16 Deadline for Summer degree candidates to submit documentation for Credit by Exam or DEL credit Jul 1 Jul 1 Jul 1 December Graduation Applications Due Jul 1 Jul 1 Jul 1 Independence Day Holiday Jul 5 Jul 5 Last Day to Withdraw with "W" grades Jun 1 Jul 8 Jul 14 Senior Project Presentations ** Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 16 Jul 16 Deadline for Tentative Grades - Summer Degree Candidates Last Day of Classes Jun 7 Jul 23 Jul 23 Summer Graduation Jul 24 Jul 24 Jul 24 Residence Halls Close Aug 14 Aug 14 Aug 14 Final Grades Due in Registrar's Office 8:00AM Jun 21 Aug 2 Aug 2 * Classes do not meet during Convocations/Assemblies and following community hour. Students are expected to attend. ** Class Day: Instructors will make appropriate attendance assignments. *** Undergraduate midterm grades due for Session and Full Semester only. NOTE: Registrar's Office will be open after 5:00 pm only by appointment. A $50 per week late fee will be assessed for registering after the published late registration dates.

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degree Offerings
Associate of Arts degrees
Business administration Career and Technical education education human Services* accounting information for Management Business administration and Management earth Sciences education environmental Policy and Planning environmental Science environmental Studies health Services administration human Services liberal Studies Marine Biology outdoor Studies Psychology earth Sciences environmental Science Marine Biology

bachelor of Arts degrees

bachelor of science degrees

master degrees

Master of arts Master of arts in Teaching Master of Business administration Master of Business administration with a Concentration in health Services administration Concentration in Finance executive MBa in information and Communication Technology Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Master of Science in environmental Science Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education Certificate of Graduate Studies in Entrepreneurship [graduate] Certificate of Graduate Studies in Investments [graduate] K-8 Professional Development Certificate [undergraduate] Teacher Certification Only-Option Program (CO-OP) [graduate]

Certificate Offerings

* Pending approval

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UndergrAdUATe POliCies And PrOCedUres
AdmissiOns
Alaska Pacific University has no rigid secondary school requirements but gives preference to students graduating from strong college preparatory programs. This includes four years of English, at least two years of a language other than English, three years of college preparatory mathematics, three years of laboratory science, and three years of history or social science. Applicants planning to seek the B.S. degree in environmental science or marine biology should complete four years of high school mathematics and should be prepared to begin calculus during their first year in college. Some students do not display outstanding results as measured by conventional academic measurements. However, many of these students display an outstanding ability to adapt and thrive in the active learning environment that is central to the mission of Alaska Pacific University. The admissions committee works closely with candidates to ensure a successful academic experience for all admissions candidates.

first Year students
Admission methods

First year and transfer students who have earned fewer than 30 transferable college semester hours. Alaska Pacific University has adopted a modified rolling admission procedure. This procedure will allow students to submit the admissions application at any time during the admissions cycle. For priority in financial assistance, however, students are encouraged to submit application by February 1. Students are notified of admission decisions immediately after an admissions committee concludes its assessment of the completed application. It is requested that students respond to offers of admission for Fall semester by or before May 1. Students wishing to apply for admission must submit the following to the Admissions Office: 1. Undergraduate application for admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University. 3. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. Note: Final high school transcripts verifying graduation and final class rank are required before the student may enroll as a degree-seeking student. 4. Results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). Test scores will not be required for applicants who have graduated three or more years prior to applying. 5. Two letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be submitted by the applicant’s counselor, teacher, headmaster, principal, or any individual qualified to comment upon applicant’s academic/intellectual ability. Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 16

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Admission standards

Completed application packages are reviewed by an admissions committee. The decision to admit or deny an applicant is based on the overall quality of the admissions package. Academic standards include: 1. A cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 based on a 4.00 scale. Applicants who have earned a GPA less than 2.75 may be considered for admission if they have submitted an otherwise strong application. Such applicants may be invited for a personal interview or asked to take courses in areas of weakness. Special requirements will be communicated in the acceptance letter. 2. An SAT composite score of 970 or an ACT composite score of 20. applicants whose test scores do not meet these minimums may be considered for admission if they have submitted an otherwise strong application. 3. The admissions committee will consult with the Academic Dean and appropriate department chair/program director when an application is in question.

Transfer students

Students are considered transfers when they have earned 30 or more transferable college semester hours. Transfer applicants must submit the following to the Admissions Office. 1. Undergraduate application for admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University. 3. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. High school transcripts are not required for transfer applications. A transcript is required from each postsecondary institution in which a student has been enrolled, whether or not credit was earned. Transcripts are considered official only if they are delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. 4. Personal essay based on one of the discussion topics listed on the application form. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for transfer students. Students with a GPA of less than 2.00 who otherwise demonstrate potential for academic success at Alaska Pacific University may be considered for admission. Such applicants may be invited for a personal interview or asked to take courses in areas of weakness. The Registrar’s Office will assess transfer credits earned by the applicant and will mail an evaluation of the student’s transfer credit prior to class registration. The evaluation will show total hours accepted towards a degree at Alaska Pacific University. It will also show which General University Requirements have been met.

early honors
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Early Honors Students applying to Alaska Pacific University need to submit the following information: Early Honors application for admission $25.00 non-refundable application fee. payable to Alaska Pacific University Official high school transcripts Please make checks 17

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Early Honors students are required to submit SAT or ACT test scores after taking the test. These scores are not required for Admissions but are helpful in determining Admission in some cases. If you haven’t yet taken the exam prior to admission, please send the score to APU when you do take the exam for our reporting purposes. ACT reporting code is 0062, SAT reporting code is 4201.

international students

International students are students who do not have United States residency. International students wishing to apply for an undergraduate program must submit the following to the Admissions Office: 1. Undergraduate application for admission. Follow the application requirements in the Undergraduate application and submit materials by the deadline stated in the application or the following deadlines (whichever is earlier): Fall Semester June 1 Spring Semester September 1 2. Supplemental application for International Student admission. 3. Supporting financial documentation. Present financial documentation to support the information provided under the Annual Budget Section of the supplemental application. Supporting documents must be supplied for each person or party who will be providing you with financial assistance. The documents should reflect the individual’s financial history. Examples of supporting documents include: several months’ bank statements, a letter from an employer stating period of employment, planned continued employment and yearly salary, tax returns, or a U.S. Immigration Form I-134 Affidavit of Support (for students who have a financial sponsor in the United States). All documents must be officially translated into English and monetary amounts expressed in U.S. dollars. Students need to keep a duplicate set of all documents. These documents will be needed to apply for a student visa and to enter the United States. 4. Foreign credentials evaluation (in addition to official transcripts). all students with transcripts issued by universities and schools outside the United States must send their transcripts to a credentials evaluation service for evaluation and must request that a copy of the evaluation be sent to the Admissions Office. a course-by-course evaluation providing grade point average is required. A list of agencies that provide this service is contained in the Alaska Pacific University International Student Information Packet. 5. All international students must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Alaska Pacific’s reporting code is #4201. A score of 550 on the paper test or 79 on the Internet based test is required for admission.

degree Completion Program

The Degree Completion Program (DCP) features a competencybased curriculum consisting of modules and a research project leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Accounting Information for Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 18

Alaska Pacific University Management, Human Services, Business Administration and Management or Health Services Administration. Students wishing to apply for the Degree Completion Program must submit the following to the Admissions Office: 1. Degree Completion Program application. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University. 3. Current resume. 4. Verification of current employment (for all majors) or verification of volunteer employment. 5. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. A transcript is required from each postsecondary institution in which a student has been enrolled, whether or not credit was earned.Transcripts are considered official only if they are delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

Additional information

The Registrar’s Office will assess the transfer credit earned by the applicant and will mail an evaluation of the student’s transfer credit prior to class registration. The evaluation will show total hours accepted towards a degree at Alaska Pacific University. It will also show which General University Requirements have been met. Students with fewer than 30 transferable college credits need to submit an official high school transcript or copy of their GED. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for admission to the Degree Completion Program. Applicants with a GPA less than 2.00 who otherwise demonstrate potential for academic success at Alaska Pacific University may be considered for admission. Such applicants may be invited for a personal interview or asked to take courses in areas of weakness. Students must have at least 60 semester credit hours of college credit or equivalent to enroll in upper division DCP coursework. Students who wish to gain credit for life/work experience can do so through the DCP’s series of Portfolio Development classes (GS 20500-GS 20700). Students with extensive knowledge in a particular course may test out of required classes through examination or CLEP testing. Students who have not completed the 60 credits can enroll in General University Requirement (GUR) courses or lower division DCP courses. Once 60 credits have been earned, students may register for DCP core classes. Students wishing to apply to the rural alaska native adult (rana) Distance education Program must submit the following to the admissions office: 1. RANA application for undergraduate admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or, money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University. 3. Technology requirements. The technology assessment form and requirements are included with the RANA application. 4. Written one to two-page statement of goals reflecting why the student has selected APU and the RANA Distance Education Program, why the student is a good candidate for a distance delivery program, and how the degree being sought will help achieve career goals. 5. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. High school transcripts are not required for transfer applications. A transcript Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 19

rAnA distance education students

Alaska Pacific University is required from each postsecondary institution in which a student has been enrolled, whether or not credit was earned. Transcripts are considered official only if they are delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Upon completion of application elements, an interview will be conducted by the rana administration to determine the applicant’s ability to successfully navigate the challenges presented by the distance-learning format of this program. Students entering the Business Administration and Management (BaM) and health Services administration (hSa) program must show verification of employment. Form can be found (and printed) from the RANA website: http://rana.alaskapacific.edu. Education majors must demonstrate a professional relationship with a school for their practicum.

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A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for admission to the RANA program. Students with less than a 2.00 GPA who otherwise demonstrate potential for academic success at Alaska Pacific University may be considered for admission. The Registrar’s Office will assess the transfer credit earned by the applicant and will mail an evaluation of the student’s transfer credit prior to class registration. The evaluation will show total hours accepted towards a degree at Alaska Pacific University. It will also show which General University Requirements have been met.

Credit by Choice

Credit By Choice is a special program for exceptional high school students who wish to enroll in college level coursework. The cost for Credit By Choice is $200/credit hour. These students must apply for admission to the Credit By Choice program. Applicants must submit the following: 1. Credit By Choice application for admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University. 3. One letter from appropriate high school official approving Credit By Choice admission. 4. Written consent from parent or guardian. 5. Official high school transcripts. Transcripts are considered official only if they are delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Financial aid is unavailable to Credit By Choice students. Students must re-apply through admissions if attending more than one academic year or portion thereof as a Credit by Choice student. Credit By Choice students who later decide to enter an Alaska Pacific University degree program must reapply through the regular admission process.

non-degree seeking students

(Special Student Status) Students who do not wish to pursue a degree program may attend classes at Alaska Pacific University if they have completed the required prerequisites. Such students are not required to submit application elements other than the $25.00 application fee. The courses taken under Special Student status may or may not be applicable to an associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts program at a later date. Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 20

Alaska Pacific University Students in the non-Degree Seeking category are not eligible to receive financial aid. If a Non-Degree Seeking student wishes to enter a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program, he or she must apply for admission by following the application requirements of the program to which they apply. After two periods of enrollment within Non-Degree Seeking status, an undergraduate student must apply for admission to enter a degree or certificate program, or reapply to continue in Non-Degree Seeking status. Continued enrollment in Non-Degree Seeking status will be contingent upon review and approval by an admissions committee. Students wishing to enter Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking applications must submit the following to the Admissions office: 1. Application for Non-Degree Seeking admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University.

deferred Applicant Policy

all degree-seeking undergraduate applicants who have received full admission may defer their start date for a period of up to one year. The one-year period begins with the start date indicated on the original application form. Fully admitted students who have chosen deferral are eligible to register for classes for one year and do not need to complete additional application requirements. Applicants who do not register within the one-year eligibility period and wish to reactivate their admission status must complete a new application form and complete all requested documentation prior to being readmitted to the university. An admissions officer will determine, on a case-by-case basis, what additional documentation is required.

AdmissiOn CATegOries
full Admission
Full admission status is assigned to students whose completed applications meet the requirements for admission to the university. Financial assistance can be disbursed to students who have been fully admitted to the university. early admission status is assigned to students whose applications are complete enough to determine that they meet the requirements for admission to the University, but are missing elements necessary for completion of the admission process. Students in this status may not register for classes and are not eligible for financial aid.

Admitted Pending final documentation

Admission hold

admission hold status is assigned to students who have received early admission status and wish to register for classes prior to completion of their application. This status requires that the student submit missing application elements within six-weeks of registration. The Student Financial Services Office will hold all approved awards until all application elements are received and student is granted Full Admission status. Upon Full Admission, the Financial Aid department will Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 21

Alaska Pacific University disburse approved awards. If the student does not meet the six-week deadline, they may be withdrawn from their academic program pending discussion with the academic Dean or appropriate Program Directors and placed in a Non-Degree Seeking program status. As a Non-Degree Seeking student, the student will be required to pay full tuition in order to remain registered. The student’s approved financial aid awards may also be withdrawn. The Admissions Office will monitor and update the application files.

Wait listed

Wait Listed status is assigned to those students who apply to APU and meet academic standards of the University but, due to circumstances such as lateness, need to be placed on an academic wait list by the Admissions committee. This status is assigned only to candidates applying for the Fall semester. Students who are Wait Listed will be notified of their enrollment status by July 15.

Admission denied

admission Denied status is assigned to students whose applications do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the university. Students who are denied admission may contest such decisions by petitioning the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

Transcripts and Test scores

All transcripts and test scores required for admission must be official documents preferably sent directly from the high school, college, university, or testing agency to the Alaska Pacific University Admissions Office. Students must submit documents in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Alaska Pacific University cannot accept student copies of transcripts or test results as official.

finAnCiAl Aid
Alaska Pacific University offers many opportunities for scholarships, grants, and loans awarded through a variety of federal, state, and university programs. Financial aid is considered a supplement to the family’s monetary contribution; it is not intended to cover the complete cost of attendance. Institutional funds for students may be available from APU. Kinds of aid for students enrolled full-time in the Campus Undergraduate Program include: 1. Alaska Residents Award: Students who are paying the consolidated tuition and who are Alaska residents may qualify for this award. 2. Atwood Distinguished Scholarship: This is the top scholarship awarded by APU and is given to the top applicants in each of our majors. As an Atwood Scholar, you are required to write a letter of appreciation to the atwood family before funds will be released. A quick note of thanks is fine as the family loves to read them and know who they are helping with their education. 3. Trustee Scholarship: This academic scholarship is awarded to transfer students (32 or more credits) who have good academic Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 22

Alaska Pacific University records and show promise as future APU graduates. In order to retain the scholarship, the following conditions must be met: • Must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. • If you fall below a 2.75, maintaining a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, the award will be reduced by $500 per year. Presidential Scholarship: This academic scholarship was started by APU in 2007 and is awarded to students who show academic promise and have participated in community service throughout high school. In order to retain the scholarship fore up to four years at APU, the following conditions must be met: • Must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. • If you fall below a 2.75, maintaining a minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA, the award will be reduced by $500 per year. APU Education Grants: these are based on need for qualifying undergraduates enrolled in degree-seeking programs. Not a guarantee each year, based on need. Community Action Award: this award is available to students who have demonstrated outstanding service to their communities. Benefactor Scholarships: a variety of awards based on various criteria. Students must submit required applications for these awards. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the completed applications prior to the deadline. Air Force ROTC Scholarships: Students who are interested in a career as an officer in the US Air Force may be eligible for aFroTC scholarships through an agreement between alaska Pacific University, the University of Alaska, and the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Under this agreement, fulltime APU students may qualify for AFROTC tuition and living expense scholarships by taking classes in military science at UAA in addition to their major coursework at APU. See the APU website for further information.

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To receive institutional scholarships, students must file the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be filed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Undergraduate students must be enrolled fulltime in order receive Institutional Scholarships. Institutional Scholarships are generally awarded only during the fall and spring semesters. Institutional scholarships are renewable up to five years as long as the student maintains the required grade point average and Satisfactory Academic Progress. Other significant sources of financial aid may be identified through national scholarship databases. We emphasize that students who are diligent in their scholarship searches through national scholarship databases may find they receive enough funds to pay for the majority, if not all, of their education at APU. These scholarship database lists are available in the Student Financial Services Office or through diligent search and consist of monies given upon the basis of major, heritage, religion, need/non-need, membership, age, and even contests. To be considered for financial aid, a student must comply with the following requirements: 1. Student must be admitted to Alaska Pacific University as a degree-seeking student. Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 23

Alaska Pacific University Student must attend APU as a full time student. Exception: parttime students may receive Stafford Loan, Pell Grant, SEOG, or the Alaska Supplemental Loan. 3. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, and request the results be sent to APU, school code 001061. The results must be received at APU from the federal government. 4. Student’s interested in alternative (private) loans must apply directly through their chosen lender. 5. Submit a Master Promissory Note if accepting a Federal Stafford Loan for the first time at APU. It is valid for 10 years. 6. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling if accepting a Federal Stafford Loan for the first time at APU. 7. Comply with all application deadlines. Financial aid must be reapplied for annually. 8. Respond to and complete all requests for documentation, verification, corrections, and other information as requested by the Student Financial Services Office or the agency to which you apply. 9. Sign and return each Award letter to the APU Student Financial Services Office by the required date and decline in writing any portion of an award offered that is not desired. A financial aid offer is not valid until the signed award letter has been returned to the APU Student Financial Services Office. 10. Notify the Student Financial Services Office in writing of any of the following changes: course load, withdrawal, marital status, residence, living arrangements, or aid received from outside sources. 11. Maintain good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward completing an academic program in accordance with APU Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. 2.

fAfsA Application information

The FAFSA is the required application for the Pell Grant, the FSEOG (grant), the Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized loans, the PLUS loan, and the Alaska Supplemental Loan. The University also requires a completed FAFSA on all students receiving aid. All institutional students, both incoming and returning, requesting financial aid must file a FAFSA no later than april 15 if the student expects consideration for assistance during the academic year beginning the following August. After that date, applications will still be accepted, but funds are limited to available funds at that time. Early application increases a student’s chances for assistance. Submit the FAFSA electronically to www.fafsa.ed.gov. There are definite limits to the annual amounts the federal and state aid provides. Notification of the award offer may be delayed by a federally selected verification of information process; please submit accurate information on the FAFSA.

fleX Plan

APU will award institutional aid up to 4 credits for a May block course(s) or Summer semester Practicum or Senior Project for those students who register and complete 12-17 credits in the spring semester. The amount of aid will be up to 4 credits for students taking 12-14 credits, up to 3 credits for students taking 15 credits, up to 2 credits for Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 24

Alaska Pacific University students taking 16 credits, and 1 credit for students taking 17 credits. Registered hours are counted prior to any withdrawals. Students who intend on taking a May block or summer course under this plan are required to fill out an application form, available from the Student Financial Services Office or SFS website and submit it to SFS during the Spring term before the last day of class. It is important to note that such a course(s) is in addition to Spring courses. Students may not combine the block and session courses from different semesters and receive aid, as this is not allowed by Federal Regulations. Students may not count the May block as part of their Spring semester. (See Appendix C).

federal and state financial Aid disbursement rules

Federal and state regulations require that a student must be in attendance at least part-time (6 credits) or full-time (12 credits) before APU can disburse federal and state aid. Adding and dropping classes may affect the amount of federal/state financial aid a student receives. Students who receive loans via paper check will be notified via the student’s APU e-mail address to come by the Student Financial Services Department to endorse the check. If a student fails to do this within 30 days, the funds will be returned to the lender. The student can reapply for the loan, if needed. Once endorsed, the funds must be applied to the student’s billing account. All financial aid awarded, with the exception of Federal College Work Study (FCWS), are credited to the student’s account. Some students receive financial aid in excess of direct university costs. In such cases, the portion exceeding direct costs is refunded to the student as long as it does not exceed the cost of attendance. Federal Guidelines allow institutions up to 14 days after receipt of federal funds to process any applicable refunds. This allows APU adequate time to verify the student’s enrollment and attendance in all classes. As mentioned above, drops and adds affect the student’s eligibility for all types of financial aid. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they are enrolled in the required number of credits for each type of aid they are receiving; i.e.: Institutional awards require 12 or more; loans require six credits or more and etc. Federal regulations require a 30 day hold on all loan funds for first year undergraduates. Students must be enrolled in at least six credits at the time their loan funds are disbursed. Students who have a credit balance on their account after Federal Aid is received may request a bookstore voucher for their books. The cost of the books will be added the student’s account, thus reducing the credit balance to be refunded. If a student’s Federal Aid is applied to their account after the census date and a credit balance is created, the refund will be processed within 14 days. refund checks will be disbursed from Student Financial Services (SFS) and will require picture ID and student signature. If the student is unable to pick it up in person, they will be required to provide written authorization (e-mail is acceptable) for SFS to mail the refund check to the address specified by the student. if a student is enrolled in less than six credits at the beginning of the Semester or block, and in more credits that begin at session, or module, you will receive only half of your current semester loan disbursement at the beginning of the semester, because you are not enrolled in at least six credits at the beginning of the semester. The other half for Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 25

Alaska Pacific University the current semester will be released approximately 14 days after the beginning of the next term, which could be session or module.

Alaska Pacific University interest-free monthly Payment Plan

The Alaska Pacific University Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan administered by Tuition Management Systems is recommended to help you budget for the payment of your educational expenses and limit your debt. The plan allows you to spread your annual balance out over 10 interest-free monthly payments for a small annual enrollment fee of $65, which includes Education Payment Life Insurance. This insurance benefit provides payment for the remaining balance in the event of the death of the bill payer. For those graduating in December or beginning their classes in the Spring semester, there are also semester plan options available for a fee of $47. Benefits of the Alaska Pacific University Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan include: • No Interest associated with plan, helping limit your debt and maximize savings • Toll-free top-rated telephone service during extended personal service hours at 1-888-356-0350 • Affordability Counseling with friendly and professional Education Payment Partners • A wide variety of payment methods including personal checks, money orders, credit cards and automated payments from your checking or savings account • 24-hour access to account information at www.afford.com We hope that you seriously consider the advantages of paying some or all of your balance interest-free. This strategy is the most effective means of limiting your debt. Feel free to contact Tuition Management Systems for Affordability Counseling at 1-888-356-0350 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

discontinuance of Attendance

Students who drop classes may have their financial aid reduced if they then fall below the full-time/part-time credit requirement for a particular type of financial aid. Students who withdraw from APU must notify Student Financial Services and the registrar so that refund calculations or late disbursements may be made. Students who withdraw from APU may be required to begin immediate student loan repayment. Federal regulations require all student loan borrowers to participate in Exit Loan Counseling whenever they withdraw or graduate from APU, for students to understand their rights and responsibilities as borrowers. To complete Exit Loan Counseling session online, go to www.mappingyourfuture.org.

sharing financial Aid funds between institutions of higher learning

Federal financial aid cannot be divided between institutions unless there is a consortium agreement between the institutions. The financial aid will be processed at the institution where the student is pursuing their degree, the home school. APU participates in a very limited number of consortium agreements. The home school will process the federal aid and any refund due to the student will be disbursed to the student Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 26

Alaska Pacific University approximately 14 days after the beginning of the semester or receipt of the funds, whichever is later. It is the student’s responsibility to pay the tuition and fees at their other institution. University awards from APU will not be divided between APU and another institution of higher learning.

satisfactory Academic Progress (sAP) and Probation for financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid regulations require Alaska Pacific University to establish a Satisfactory academic Progress policy for students receiving financial aid. Further, APU must notify students of that policy and monitor the progress of all students receiving financial aid to insure their continued compliance with the policy. It is the responsibility of all students receiving financial aid to familiarize themselves with the policy and to insure that the standards are met. Failure to meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards may place a student’s financial aid in jeopardy. Summer courses may be used to fulfill the yearly minimum hour requirement. Students must maintain a minimum of 67% completion of attempted credits. Cumulative grade Point Average (CgPA) required Attempted hours 0 - 29 30+ required gPA 1.75 2.00

Academic progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester. Results of that review will be used to determine the subsequent semester eligibility for financial aid. Students are responsible to ensure that they maintain the minimum semester and cumulative GPa and to ensure that they complete the required minimum number of credits each academic year. 1. Probation: Students who fail to complete the required minimum number of credits in a Fall semester or fail to meet the required cumulative GPa will be placed on probation for their Spring semester. The student will be eligible to receive financial aid during their semester of probation. These students and their advisors will see an alert message in the CaMS software warning them of their probationary status. Failure to regain good standing status within the one semester of probation will result in the suspension of financial aid. 2. Grades of AU, F, I, W, WU, and NC indicate unsatisfactory completion of courses for financial aid purposes. 3. First-time freshmen and transfer students with no prior academic history at APU are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress for the first semester of enrollment. 4. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained even during semesters in which aid is not received. 5. The maximum number of credits for which a student may receive financial aid is 150% of the published credit requirements of his/ her educational program. Usually 192 credits for a bachelor’s degree and 76 credits for an associate’s degree comprise 150% of the basic graduation requirements. The clock starts from the very first credit attempted, regardless of whether or not the Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 27

Alaska Pacific University student received financial aid. Any course for which a student receives credit, including transferred courses, repeated courses, and challenged courses, are included in this calculation. incomplete grades: Courses with incomplete (i) grades do not count toward Satisfactory Academic Progress. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Financial Services Office of any changes in grades as it could change the student’s eligibility for financial aid. repeat Courses: Repeated courses that are required for a student’s degree program count toward the minimum credit hour load required for aid during a given semester. Repeat courses also count toward the 150% rule under the SAP policy. review Coursework: Students who enroll in review coursework (less than 10000 level) may receive financial aid. The federal government allows students to receive aid up to a maximum of 30 credits in this level of coursework. distance delivered Courses: These courses count toward the credit hour load and may be used to fulfill credit hour requirements for financial aid if the courses are required for a student’s degree program. NOTE: Students are still required to complete these classes within the semester that they enroll. Withdrawals: Students who totally withdraw from the university, after receiving financial aid, may be suspended from receiving future financial aid and could be liable for refunds and/or return of Title IV funds (refer to the Financial Aid section of your campus’s course catalog for information on refunds and return of Title IV funds). institutional funds: Students receiving scholarships, grants, or tuition waivers from APU are expected to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements listed in this document. Please be advised, however, that some scholarships and waivers require a higher GPA for continued receipt. Other sources of Aid: Students receiving scholarships or financial aid from such sources as BIA, regional and village corporations, civic groups, and private organizations are expected to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements of APU unless the agency or group instructs the Financial Aid Office, in writing, to waive our requirements for these specific funds.

financial Aid suspension

Financial aid suspension will result from failure to: 1. Complete of the minimum required percentage of credits required during the academic year. 2. Maintain the required cumulative GPA based on the students classification. 3. Graduate prior to exceeding the maximum number of hours. 4. Meet the requirements of an appeal approval. A student who is suspended again after failing to meet these requirements MUST attend on his/her own without financial aid and earn the required cumulative GPA in order to regain eligibility (see Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 28

Alaska Pacific University Reinstatement). Subsequent appeals may be considered if a student has experienced unusual, extenuating circumstances.

financial Aid reinstatement:
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Appeals: A student whose financial aid has been suspended may submit a written appeal to Student Financial Services within 30 days of notification of his/her non-compliance. The appeal must include any extenuating circumstances (such as student illness or the death of an immediate family member). The student must complete the APU Appeals Forms in full and submit all required documentation required to be considered for reinstatement of financial aid. Appeal forms are available in SFS. Makeup: A student who does not wish to appeal or whose appeal has been denied may regain eligibility the semester following the completion of the required number of hours and the attainment of the required cumulative grade point average.

TUiTiOn And fees
full-Time Consolidated Tuition
The Full-time Consolidated Tuition for the Campus Undergraduate Program in the 2009-2010 academic year is $12,150 per semester. The Full-time consolidated tuition covers 12-18 credits. All credits over 18 in a semester are charged at the rate of $675 per credit hour and may be taken only with the permission of the Academic Dean. A student’s billing account is due in full by the end of the first week of their first class. If payments are missed, late fees will be charged and you will not be allowed to register for the upcoming semester until the account is paid in full.

employer reimbursements

Students must pay their billing account in full or set up a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). At the student’s request, SFS will send a statement to the employer showing their billing account has been paid in full allowing the student to be reimbursed.

Alaska residents Award

Students in the Campus Undergraduate Program who are paying the consolidated tuition and who are Alaska residents may qualify for the Alaska Residents Award of up to $2100 per semester. (See Financial aid section for more information.)

Part-time Tuition

Part-time tuition (less than 12 credits in a semester) in the Campus Undergraduate Program is $1000 per credit hour.

early honors Program

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Alaska Pacific University included. All credits over 18 in a semester are charged at the rate of $390 per credit hour and may be taken only with the permission of the Academic Dean. Tuition January Travel (approx.) Student Association Fee degree Completion Programs Credit by Choice Program rAnA distance education Program Active military (dCP/rAnA) $13,950 (year) $3,000 $110 (year) $380 per credit hr $200 per credit hr $380 per credit hr $250 per credit hr

fees (all fees are nonrefundable)

Admission Application Fee Advanced Tuition Deposit due May 1 Audit for Noncredit Enrollment Late Registration (per week) Late Payment Fee (per semester) Tuition Management Services enrollment Year Semester Reinstatement Fee (students/parents who have cancelled or withdrawn from TMS) Student Association Fee lab or Materials Fee (charged for certain courses see course schedule) Credit by Examination Documented experiential learning (Del) Portfolio assessment/Credit Fees: (available to enrolled students only) Per credit transcripted Per credit assessed Graduation application fee Transcript fee Official copy Unofficial copy Expedited copy Transcript evaluation Fee (if separate from Admissions process) health insurance

$25 $100 $200/credit hour $50 $100 $65 $47 $25 $55 varies $50

$50 $25 $50 $5 $2 $10 for first $10 variable

note: The University reserves the right to withhold transcripts and diplomas if a balance is outstanding.

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hOUsing And meAl PlAn COsTs (2009-2010) effeCTive AUgUsT, 2009
Prices listed are for one semester (which includes 1 block and 1 session). There are two semesters in one academic year - Fall & Spring. if you need housing or meal plan information for only a Block or only a Session, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life for pricing and availability.

residence hall Council fee
Block Only Session Only Semester

$10 $15 $25 $1,700 $1,800 $2,100 $1,950 $2,200 $2,300 $2,100 $2,550 $2,700

south Atwood hall semester Cost
Triple bedroom in suite Double bedroom in suite Private bedroom in suite

north Atwood hall semester Cost
2 Room Suite: Shared Bedroom 2 Room Suite: Private Bedroom 1 Room Suite: Private Suite Shared Bedroom Private Bedroom Private Bedroom

University village semester Cost segelhorst hall semester Cost meal Plan Cost Per semester
Meal Plan

$2,450

The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on the weekends, holidays and non-class days. Students living in South or North Atwood are required to be on the Meal Plan. housing Deposit $400

Cancellation Fee (cancellation fee will be applied if you move out before the end of your contract.) Before occupancy After occupancy $400 $500

note: All students living in university housing are required to show proof of health insurance. See the Dean of Students for information. Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 31

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TUiTiOn refUnd POliCY
To receive a tuition refund, students must follow either the Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy or Complete Withdrawal Policy, whichever applies. See the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog. Tuition refunds are based upon the date the student submits their withdrawal notice to the Registrar’s Office, and are derived from federal guidelines. Fees are not refundable except when a course is canceled by the university. 100% 75% 50% 0% Prior to the second day of classes Second day to end of first week Beginning of second week to end of second week Beginning of third week forward

directed and independent study classes will be charged and refunded based on the beginning date of the term in which the class begins and dates of attendance are based on calendar days not attendance. Students who have received federal or state financial assistance and have completely withdrawn from the university, as defined in the Complete Withdraw Policy, are subject to the federal or state refund regulations and must go to the Student Financial Services Office for assistance. When a student completely withdraws from the university and has received federal or state financial aid, the school is required to apply a withdrawal calculation based on either the federal or state laws. Federal financial aid recipients, determined to be totally withdrawn are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds calculation. Reduction in credits may require an adjustment of the Pell Grant. A student may not withdraw prior to the date of receiving a student refund.

federal refund formula (return of Title iv funds)

Students receiving funds from various federal programs are subject to the refund policy placed in effect in fall 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education. The policy states that students withdrawing or ceasing to attend classes on or before the 60-percent point of the semester has been completed will be required to return the calculated unused portions of the funds received, including loan funds. Failure to do so could result in ineligibility for further aid consideration at any school as well as being prevented from returning to Alaska Pacific University.

The guaranteed Consolidated Tuition Plan

Full time, undergraduate, degree seeking students may qualify for a Guaranteed Consolidated Tuition Rate. Students should complete the consolidated plan with admissions during their first fall term. For those students who qualify, tuition will be based on the consolidated rate in effect at the time they sign the required contract. The student must be enrolled full time. The Consolidated Tuition Plan cannot exceed a period of five years. First year up to five years Transfer freshmen up to four years Transfer sophomores up to three years Transfer juniors and seniors - up to two years

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Alaska Pacific University The guaranteed rate will apply only for those semesters for which students enroll full time and are actively pursuing an undergraduate degree. Specific conditions for individual students will be documented in a contract, which must be signed, by both the student and a university official before the guaranteed rate is applied.

ACAdemiC POliCies grAding sYsTem
The following letter grade system is used: leTTer TeXT grAde A+/A Superior mastery of facts and principles; demonstrated clear evidence that stated ACourse objectives and requirements were met by the student. B+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF Above average mastery of facts and Principles; above average evidence that Stated course objectives and requirements were met by the student. Average mastery of facts and principles; Average evidence that stated course Objectives and requirements were met by the student. Little mastery of facts and principles; Minimal evidence that stated course Objectives and requirements were met by the student. grAde POinTs 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 0.67 0.00

No mastery of facts and principles; insufficient evidence that stated course objectives and requirements were met by the student. Cr/nC* Credit/no credit (see explanation) i** incomplete courses (see explanation) W# Withdrawal (see explanation)

Credit/no Credit (Cr/nC) *

Grades may be given when this type of assessment is a more logical assessment method than traditional letter grades. Credit means the student has satisfactorily completed the course with the letter grade equivalent of at least a “C” (2.00). Courses that currently fit this category include: 1. MT 09600 and MT 09700, and LL 09800. 2. Contract Learning. Moreover, a student may, within the first two weeks of a semester or equivalent, declare in writing to the Registrar that he or she wishes Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 33

Alaska Pacific University to receive a CR/NC grade for any general elective course. A student may exercise the Cr/nC grade option for only one course (3 or 4 credits) during any one enrollment period. Up to 16 credits of the 128 required for graduation may be graded as CR/NC.

incomplete Course grades (i) **

an instructor may give an incomplete grade (“i”) to a student only when all the following conditions have been met: 1. The student has completed the majority of the work in the class and with a passing grade, and 2. The student cannot complete the work by the end of the term of enrollment for reasons beyond the student’s control (e.g., sudden illness, accident, or being sent out of town unexpectedly by an employer, as examples). Once an Incomplete has been granted, a student may not request to drop/withdraw from the course. Process for incomplete: • Student completes the form entitled Incomplete Grade Request o Student signature required (may substitute email request for signature) o Instructor signature required o Academic Dean signature required • Submit completed form to Registrar’s Office prior to Final Grades Due Deadline, as denoted on the academic calendar • Copy the student and the student’s advisor with the Incomplete Grade Request form • incomplete timeline o Student has no more than one semester to complete coursework and submit to the instructor o instructor has two weeks from the assigned expiration date to submit a final grade to the Registrar’s Office through the Grade Change Request: Incomplete / InProgress Make-Up form o An incomplete grade, when NOT made up by the deadline, and/or NOT received from the instructor, becomes an “F” grade  once an incomplete expires and becomes an F, the grade may not be changed back to incomplete without going through the Special Consideration process • Additional time may be requested (approval is not guaranteed) through a Special Consideration Request form with a copy of the initial Incomplete Grade Request form attached thereto

Withdrawal (W) #

Students who wish to withdraw from a course and receive a “W” grade must drop the course prior to completion of 80% of the term (See Academic Calendar for specific dates.) The “W” grade may not be granted after that date unless the student files a Request for Special Consideration and the “W” grade is approved.

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grade Change Policy

Once an instructor submits a final grade to the Registrar, it may not be changed except under the following circumstances: 1. Clerical Error Policy. An instructor may certify on a Request for Grade Change form that the original grade was incorrect due to a clerical error (e.g., points added incorrectly or term paper turned in on time but overlooked). The error must be explained, and the change justified on the request form. The request must be approved and signed by the instructor’s department chair or program director and by the Academic Dean. 2. Academic Appeal Policy. Alaska Pacific University academic standards presume that the instructor of a course is the best qualified person to evaluate the academic work of students in that instructor’s course and is the best person to assign grades to those students. For this reason grades submitted by instructors are not normally subject to review by the University’s administration. However, when a student believes that a particular grade was assigned in a manner that was arbitrary or capricious, or that crucial evidence was not taken into account, the student may appeal the grade. In the case of such an appeal by a student, the burden of proof shall be on the student. (See grade change policy form on APU website.)

semester Credit hour

one semester hour represents what a typical student might be expected to learn in one week (40-45 hours including class time and preparation) of full time study.

enrOllmenT And regisTrATiOn
registration dates are on the academic calendar in the Catalog and in the University Calendar online.

Academic Class standing

Class standing is determined on the basis of total credits earned as follows: Classification Total Credits earned First Year 0-29 Sophomore 30-59 Junior 60-89 Senior 90 or more

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned an academic advisor. This assignment is made according to a student’s area of study, special needs, and interests. The academic advisor provides the student with the intellectual framework in which to make informed decisions regarding academic pursuits at Alaska Pacific University. During the first year and sophomore year, advising is designed not only to offer guidance on course selection, but also to explore the nature and importance of a university education. All students meet with their advisors during orientation to plan their schedule and regularly thereafter. Entering first year students meet with their advisors on a Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 35

Alaska Pacific University more frequent basis, particularly during the first semester. Students are encouraged to take advantage of early registration opportunities so that they may be assured of their first choice of classes. After attaining junior standing and declaring a major, upper division students are advised by a faculty member within their major department. Transfer students are assigned advisors according to each student’s academic interests. Advisors help assess the student’s standing toward the degree in the chosen discipline.

in recognition of the strength of many advanced programs in secondary schools, students who obtain scores of 5, 4, and 3 on the College entrance examination Board (CeeB) advanced Placement Tests will be awarded degree credit in the number equivalent to an appropriate university course. Scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office directly from the CEEB in order to receive credit.

Advanced Placement

Auditing

With permission of the instructor, certain courses may be audited for non-credit. Auditing status provides the privilege of class attendance only and does not include taking examinations or submitting papers. Information about courses for audit is available in the Registrar’s Office. If a course is filled with credit students, no audits will be allowed. Refer to the Tuition and Fees section for audit costs.

Audits
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Must be requested within the first 7 days of the term Cannot be changed to credit, but credits can be changed to an audit within the first 7 days of the term

Continuous enrollment

Students who enroll, pay fees and attend classes at Alaska Pacific University are in a continuous enrollment status for the current and subsequent semesters. Reapplication to the University is required if enrollment is interrupted for a period of greater than twelve consecutive months (three consecutive semesters).

Course Add/drop/Withdraw Policy

This policy applies when a student is adding, dropping, or changing course sections. If a student is withdrawing from all courses at the University, this is considered under the Complete Withdrawal Policy.

Adding Courses

Students may add courses through the late registration period through one of the following methods: • Student Portal • Registrar’s Office, by: o Completing the aDD section of the Change of Class Schedule form o E-mailing the Registrar’s Office via your APU E-mail account

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Alaska Pacific University Term Block Full Session Module late registration Time frame First 4 Days of Term First 6 Days of Term First 6 Days of Term First 6 days of Term Census date 5th Day of Term 7th Day of term 7th Day of Term 7th day of term

After the late registration period, students may add a course with the approval of the instructor and their advisor.

dropping Courses

Students must complete the DroP section of the Change of Class Schedule (available at the Registrar’s Office) and promptly return it to the Registrar’s Office for processing or request to drop via your APU e-mail addressed to the Registrar’s Office. Please copy your advisor and instructor with the request. Classes dropped after the late registration period of a class appear on the student’s academic record with a withdrawal grade. The only exception to the policy is when the University cancels a course. Under those circumstances the Registrar’s Office will process a withdrawal for the affected classes. The date the course will be dropped is the date the form is received by the Registrar’s Office staff. Students who wish to withdraw from a course and receive a “W” grade must drop the course prior to completion of 80% of the term (see academic calendar for specific dates). The “W” grade may not be granted after that date unless the student files a Request for Special Consideration and the “W” grade is approved.

This policy applies when a student stops attending all courses at the university. If a student is withdrawing from one or more courses, but is still enrolled in other courses at the university, this is considered under the Course Add/Drop Policy. Students must complete the CoMPleTe WiThDraWal form available at the Registrar’s office or online through My APU. If the student is enrolled in a degree program, the Dean of Student’s signature is required. If the student has received federal or state financial assistance the Student Financial Services Office signature is required. The completed form must be promptly returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing. The date of withdrawal will be the date the student completes the withdrawal form or the date the student officially notified the Registrar’s Office (this notification may take place via APU e-mail, letter, in person).

Complete Withdrawal Policy

faculty-initiated drop

Prior to the published census date of a term, a faculty member may administratively drop students from class when they fail to meet published individual course requirements or fail to attend class.

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double majors

Baccalaureate degree-seeking students may apply to graduate (during the same semester) with two majors. For example, a student may select two areas from approved majors such as Psychology and Business Administration. Students must apply for and be accepted into each major. Students may request a double major at the time of initial admission into Alaska Pacific University, or add a major at a later date through the Registrar’s Office. Forms are available in that office or online through My APU. Students must satisfy the General University Requirements and both sets of major program requirements. Students must also satisfy catalog requirements in effect at the time of acceptance into the major(s), or later catalog requirements in effect during the remaining periods of continuous enrollment. The transcript and diploma will reflect one degree and two majors.

graduation Application

Students must apply for graduation as follows: november 1 May graduation March 1 august graduation July 1 December graduation

This application is valid only for the graduation date specified. A new application and application fee must be filed if the student does not graduate as planned. All candidates for degrees must be approved first by the faculty of Alaska Pacific University and secondly by the Board of Trustees.

graduation honors

Alaska Pacific University grants the following graduation honors to baccalaureate degree candidates. These designations are included on transcripts. honor Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude Cumulative gPA 3.90 or higher 3.75-3.89 3.60-3.74

These GPAs are based on all college work attempted at Alaska Pacific University.

interruption in enrollment

if enrollment is interrupted for a period of greater than twelve consecutive months (three consecutive semesters), the student must reapply for admission and meet admission and degree requirements in existence at the time of his or her readmission, unless a request for a Leave of Absence has been filed with, and approved by, the Registrar prior to departure. Requests for a Leave of Absence are made by completing a Request for Special Consideration form available from the Registrar’s Office or online through My APU.

leave of Absence

a granted leave of absence allows students to retain: • their graduation catalog, and • Guaranteed Consolidated Tuition Plan

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Alaska Pacific University the request for leave must include specific information regarding the planned program. To ensure that these credits are transferred to Alaska Pacific University, the program must be approved by the student’s Alaska Pacific University advisor and the courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better for an undergraduate program and a “B” (3.00) or better for a graduate program. These courses cannot be taken during the final 32 hours for the a bachelor degree or 16 hours for the an associate degree unless the student requests a “waiver of the University Residence Requirement” by submitting a Request For Special Consideration form to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee. Students whose absence from the university is less than 12 consecutive months are not required to reapply for admission; however, credits taken at any other institution during the absence from Alaska Pacific University will not be accepted for transfer unless permission to take such courses was granted in advance, and appropriate grades have been earned as described in the preceding paragraph. Requests for a Leave of Absence are made by completing a Request for Special Consideration form available from the Registrar’s Office or through My APU. Students not attending a summer semester are not required to request a Leave of Absence.

maximum Credits Per Term
Term Block Session Semester require Academic dean’s Approval >6 >16 >21 max/Ceiling 7 18 24

Off-Campus enrollment

Once enrolled at Alaska Pacific University, students may not take courses elsewhere and transfer them to Alaska Pacific University, unless the arrangement is approved in advance. The advisor’s approval is sufficient except when such an arrangement is to take place during the final 16 or 32 semester hours prior to receiving an associate or bachelor degree. In the latter case, the student may request a “waiver of the University Residence Requirement” by submitting a request form to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee.

Placement

All students are required to take the writing and a math placement exam before being eligible to register for certain classes. One exception to this policy is students who have taken and successfully passed calculus are exempt from taking the math placement exam.

residency requirement for graduation

For the A.A. Degrees, the final 16 credit hours must be taken in residence at Alaska Pacific University. For the B.A. and B.S. Degrees, the final 32 credit hours must be taken in residence at Alaska Pacific University. Exceptions are handled by appeals to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee.

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registration requirements

Students are officially registered if registering through the Web Portal or the Registrar’s Office. Undergraduate students are considered fulltime if they are enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester (spring, summer, fall). Students who have received a baccalaureate degree from alaska Pacific University and who wish to obtain another baccalaureate degree must: 1. Meet admission requirements; 2. Complete at least 24 resident credits beyond the previous baccalaureate degree(s); 3. Complete the major requirements, including any resident and/ or upper division requirements, for the second degree; and, 4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (C) at Alaska Pacific in order to graduate. Transfer students who have received a baccalaureate degree from another regionally accredited college or university and who wish to obtain a second baccalaureate degree from Alaska Pacific must: 1. Meet admission requirements; 2. Complete at least 24 credits at APU, including any General University Requirements that were not completed for the first baccalaureate degree, including senior level core courses; 3. Complete the major requirements, including resident and/or upper division requirements, for the second degree; and, 4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C) at Alaska Pacific in order to graduate.

second baccalaureate degree

semester information

Alaska Pacific University has three semesters per year: spring, summer, and fall. Within a semester are multiple terms: Block, Session, and Module. For specific semester and term dates, please see the academic calendar.
F = Full Semester = 15 weeks Summer = 14 or 15 weeks

B = Block = 4 weeks

s = Session = 11 weeks (Summer = 10 weeks) s1 & s2 = Sessions I & II in Summer only = 5 weeks

m1 = Module i = 7 weeks

m2 = Module ii = 7 weeks

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at other accredited institutions, when courses are 10000 level or above, may be transferred to Alaska Pacific University if the courses are applicable to the university undergraduate degree and if the courses are completed with a “C” grade or better. No more than 12 semester hours earned through correspondence programs may be transferred into Alaska Pacific University. Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 40

Alaska Pacific University Coursework transferred into Alaska Pacific University is not calculated into the cumulative GPA. Residency Requirements and Upper Division Credit Hour Requirements must be completed as outlined in the Degree Requirements Section of this Catalog. Currently enrolled students utilizing a Catalog prior to Fall 2006 may request all transfer coursework be removed from their Alaska Pacific University cumulative GPA by requesting the change in writing through the Registrar’s Office. Transfer of credit from one institution to another is at the discretion of the receiving school and depends on the comparability of curricula and accreditation. For this reason, no school, nor specific program, can guarantee that credits are transferable to another institution.

Undergraduate enrollment in graduate Courses

Students with senior standing may, during their senior year, enroll in a maximum of six credit hours of graduate level courses and hold these credits to apply later to an Alaska Pacific University graduate degree. These credits may not be applied toward their baccalaureate degree. Seniors wishing to take advantage of this opportunity must file a Request for Special Consideration with the Registrar that has been approved by the Program Directors of the graduate course(s) and the student’s advisor. Tuition for graduate courses may not be included in the consolidated undergraduate tuition.

ACAdemiC sTAnding
Academic good standing
Undergraduate students are considered to be in academic good standing when their cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.00 or greater. Grade point averages are compiled at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Academic Warning

Any undergraduate student whose GPA for a given semester (fall, spring, summer) falls below 2.00, but whose cumulative GPA remains above a 2.00, will receive an “Academic Warning Notice.” Upon receipt of this notice students are required to meet with their advisors and Dean of Students to make a plan to improve their GPa during the succeeding semester. The Academic Warning Notice alerts students that their “Academic Good Standing” may be in jeopardy and if their GPA falls below a 2.00 they will be placed on Academic Probation.

Academic Probation

A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 and has been placed on academic warning will be placed on academic probation. a student on academic probation may not enroll for more than 14 semester credit hours in a regular semester and six hours in a summer session without prior approval from the academic dean. In addition, the student must continue to seek regularly scheduled advice and counsel from an academic advisor. Notification of probation will appear on a student’s general academic information within Web Portal. Regaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA on course work will remove the student from probation.

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Academic suspension

a student on academic probation who fails to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.0 and who fails to earn a semester GPA of 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension. Notification of suspension will appear in general academic information within Web Portal. Once suspended, a student may: • Appeal for reinstatement Appeal for reinstatement, based on extenuating circumstances, may be made to Undergraduate Studies Committee which will render a decision on the matter. Undergraduate Studies Committee may, at its discretion, impose conditions regarding course-load limits, specific course enrollments, workload limits, counseling, etc. • Continue as non-degree seeking but may not enroll for more than 14 semester credit hours in a regular semester and six hours in a summer session without prior approval from the academic dean.

Student must submit a Request for Special Consideration to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee to continue at APU as non-degree seeking until such time the cumulative GPA is above a 2.0. • Not attend APU for one semester, not including summer. Upon return, student must submit a Request for Special Consideration to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee for reinstatement. A student who enters APU after having been suspended will be on academic probation until the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.0.

Academic semester honors

Each semester, outstanding full-time undergraduate students with a 3.75 grade point average for the previous semester are recognized through inclusion on the Honors List. To be eligible, all course work must be completed by the end of the semester (students with an incomplete grade will not be considered). A minimum of nine semester hours must be completed with letter grades.

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Address Changes
Updates to the Local, billing, or home (permanent) address, phone or e-mail may be done (1) in person at the Registrar’s Office, OR (2) by sending an email through student’s APU e-mail account to the Registrar’s Office email with the change in information.

Class Attendance

The presumption is made that there are no unimportant class periods. Therefore, students are expected to attend all classes. There are, of course, legitimate reasons for students to miss class, but absences totaling more than six hours of classes for a 15-week class or equivalent will need an explanation. The individual faculty member is to decide what action is to be taken in regard to academic progress, which may affect continued financial aid. Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 42

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Competency Courses minimum grades

In order to demonstrate competency in the General University Requirements (GUR’s) of written communication, speech communication, and quantitative reasoning a minimum grade of “C” (includes C+, C, and C-) must be earned. Contract learning may take the form of an independent study, a collaborative project, a practicum experience, or a Senior Project. It is seen as an important attribute of the active learner, to be carefully developed under the supervision of the faculty. an independent Study course is a course which is listed in the catalog but offered to an individual student who is unable to attend a regularly scheduled course. A Directed Study course is not listed in the catalog but deals with a special topic and is arranged on an individual basis by a student and a faculty member. Contract Learning makes education hands-on, experiential, and relevant to real world problem solving. Students learn how to conceptualize, plan, carry out, evaluate, and present their own work while learning about their own interests and special abilities. A maximum of 32 credit hours earned through independent and/or Directed Study courses may be applied to the B.A. degree.

Contract learning

Course numbering system
00001 - 00099 10000 - 19999 20000 - 29999 30000 - 39999 40000 - 49999

REVIEW COURSES may NOT be used for the associate and Bachelor degrees FIRST YEAR LEVEL SOPHOMORE LEVEL open to qualified first year students JUNIOR LEVEL open to qualified sophomores unless otherwise indicated SENIOR LEVEL open to qualified juniors unless otherwise indicated

Undergraduate students may not enroll in a course number beginning at the 50000 level or higher without special permission.

Credit by examination

a maximum of 45 semester hours may be earned through institutional examination or the College level examination Program (CleP) and applied toward a Bachelor of Arts degree, 22 semester hours may be applied toward the Associate of Arts degree. Credits earned by examination are not counted as part of the Alaska Pacific University residency requirement. Students may petition to receive credit from CLEP examinations. A maximum of 30 semester hours will be allowed for the general examination and 15 semester hours for subject examinations. In order to qualify, the scores must be at the percentile determined by the appropriate academic department. Some Alaska Pacific University courses, as approved by departments, may be challenged through Alaska Pacific University credit by examination program (CEP). Appropriate forms are available from the Registrar’s Office or online through My APU. Students pay a fee and are given a grade for the examination.

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documented experiential learning Credit

Students with prior learning experiences equivalent to those expected in specific college level courses may apply for assessment through the Documented experiential learning Program (DEL Folder). In Portfolio Development (GS 20500, GS 20600 and GS 20700) offered each semester, students prepare for documentation of work experience, volunteer or military experience, and other experiential learning. Up to 32 credits applicable to the bachelor degree and up to 16 credits applicable to the associate degree can be gained through the DEL Folder process. (See Tuition and Fees section for costs involved.)

e-mail Address

All currently enrolled students will be given an Alaska Pacific University e-mail address. This will be the student’s e-mail address for the duration of time the student is at APU plus 12 months. This e-mail address will be deemed the official means of communication with the student.

full-time enrollment and full-time employment

Alaska Pacific University encourages the academic success of its students. Because full-time academic study at Alaska Pacific University requires considerable diligence, a course load exceeding 12 credits is not recommended to students who are concurrently pursuing fulltime employment. Students who work full-time who wish to carry more than the recommended credits are warned that, historically, such over commitment has resulted in a greater incidence of lower academic achievement than would be expected under normal circumstances.

honor Policy

Alaska Pacific University is a community of learners and teachers in which all enjoy freedoms and privileges based upon mutual trust and respect as well as a clear sense of responsibility. This philosophy forms the foundation of the academic and social environment at this university. In the academic arena, students are responsible for their own learning while faculty members enhance these learning experiences. Students are expected to do all work assigned, to do it honestly and with integrity, and to ensure that the instructor has actually received the work. As noted in the Student Handbook, cheating on examinations, plagiarism, or submitting the work of others as one’s own are specific examples of prohibited conduct. Students who engage in such activities will be subject to disciplinary measures, which may include failure in the course or expulsion from the university. (See Student Handbook for further information.)

Jury duty

Students will be excused from class attendance for jury duty upon presenting evidence of their summons. Students are expected to make up missed class work expeditiously upon completion of their duty.

meningitis, Alaska Postsecondary immunization Act

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Alaska Pacific University in statute. The educational provider must obtain a signature from each student indicating that the student has either 1) received an immunization against the disease, or 2) received written notification informing them of meningococcal disease.

military service/school experience Credit

Undergraduate credit is allowed in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Guide to the evaluation of educational experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education, when the credit is considered appropriate to an Alaska Pacific University degree.

name Change

Students may initiate an official name change by presenting one of the following:
documents establishing identity (w/photograph) and showing both names CURRENT Passport or Passport Card CURRENT Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form i-551) —Or— select One from eACh column Column 1 documents establishing identity CURRENT Driver’s license or ID card issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address CURRENT ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address CURRENT U.S. Military card or draft record CURRENT Military dependent’s ID card CURRENT U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card CURRENT Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority Column 2 documents establishing legal name Change Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Court order Social Security account number Card (name must match name from column 1 iD) authorized Document issued by the Department of homeland Security

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Personal information

All students must provide in the first month of attending Alaska Pacific University the following additional information: date of birth, gender, ethnicity, race and social security number. The age, ethnicity, and race are used to report to the federal government, in aggregate only, as is required in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The social security number in combination with the birth date is a means of identification and is required for those students receiving federal moneys.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are listed with the course descriptions in this catalog. Prerequisites are designed to alert the student to the background expected for the course. This ensures that the student can more fully benefit from the course material. Instructor permission is required for any student not having the prerequisites to enroll in a course. (See individual departments for details.)

social security number Corrections special Consideration

A correction in social security number requires the student to bring the social security card to the Registrar’s Office for verification. A student, whose circumstances may be exceptional, may file a request for Special Consideration form to seek a waiver of an academic policy. The form is available in the Registrar’s Office or online through My APU. The specific request must be stated, along with supporting facts and circumstances. All requests involving waivers of graduation requirements are first considered by the Registrar, and then referred to the appropriate department if a departmental requirement is involved or to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee if the request pertains to a university-wide requirement. The Registrar’s Advisory Committee considers appeals to the Registrar’s decision. Automatic approval of such requests should not be assumed. (See Appendix “B” for appeals process.)

student records

The university maintains confidentiality of all student records. A student may, however, obtain specific information contained in these records as specified by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380. The annual notification of student rights under FERPA is provided at the time of fall registration. Copies are otherwise available from the Registrar’s and Dean of Students’ offices. Both official and unofficial transcripts are available from the Registrar’s Office.

student risk management Plan

Any student who plans to study independently in a foreign country, do field work in a wilderness setting, or engage in a high-risk activity during independent course work is required to submit a Student Risk Management Plan (SRMP) to the Alaska Pacific University Risk Management Committee (RMC). Students are advised to begin the proposal at least 30 days in advance. Students may access information about how to prepare such a plan on the APU Website. The approved plan must be attached to the learning contract (i.e. Directed Study, Practicum, Internship, Senior Project, or Thesis). Undergraduate Policies and Procedures 46

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UndergrAdUATe PrOgrAms
The undergraduate “active learning” curriculum at Alaska Pacific University (APU) includes both traditional and nontraditional features. Combinations of class work and experiential learning—through individual and group projects, practicum or work experiences, individualized study— culminate in the senior project for all graduates. All undergraduate programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. In addition, the Associate of Arts degree and Certificate programs are available in some areas. The Associate and Bachelor degrees require 64 and 128 semester credits respectively. Each degree requires work in a major, coursework rooted in the liberal arts tradition, and electives chosen to broaden the student’s areas of interest. These graduation requirements are described below. Course requirements for the Associate and Bachelor degrees are listed in the department sections of this catalog.

general University requirements
Alaska Pacific University promotes the fullest development of its students through student centered, experiential education. The educational goals state that the university “combines the breadth, integrative understanding, and critical thinking of the liberal arts with practical and focused knowledge for professional careers.” The General University Requirements (GUR) are designed to help students develop the first half of that combination: to develop mental skills and perspectives that will expand their understanding of knowledge as an integrated whole and the world as an interdependent community and will equip them to be more effective learners in their major areas. Breadth requirements are intended to encourage more comprehensive understanding by providing exposure to the disciplinary lenses of natural science, social science, the humanities; examining ethical and moral systems and explore questions of value; exposing students to the affective and mental discipline of learning a second language in order to enhance their appreciation for language as a system of symbols and as a carrier of culture. Because the skills course requirements are designed to assure certain levels of competency, some GUR’s may require successful completion of prior coursework or placement by examination.

reQUired sKills And breAdTh COmPeTenCies
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Carrying out a Project Written Communication Speech Communication Quantitative Reasoning Scientific Reasoning Humanities Ethical and Religious Values Social Science Second Language

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Alaska Pacific University all of the breadth competencies are met by courses or areas as follows: 1. introduction to Active learning Students learn to carry out a project. All first year students are required to take a course designed to introduce them to collegiate learning through project-based education and to other dimensions of active learning. Different sections of this course focus on different domains of learning, but in each section students undertake at least one project. Learning objectives require students to: • conceptualize, plan, carry out, evaluate, and present both individual and group projects • understand the importance of out-of-the-classroom activities requiring group and individual discipline • self-reflect and evaluate experiences, both individually and collectively 2. Written Communication Competency level courses focus on developing fluency in writing for academic and a range of discipline-specific audiences. Learning objectives require the student to: • write soundly-reasoned and well-supported arguments • use appropriate grammatical and stylistic conventions • develop information literacy skills necessary to synthesize retrieved information, understand the ethical, legal, and social nature of that information, utilize it for specific purposes, and document its origins appropriately • understand and utilize stylistic conventions of a particular discipline • recognize that various disciplines disseminate and access information differently • be able to adapt the presentation of a topic to the full range of an audience within ones discourse community, from academic to popular 3. speech Communication Students may choose one course from a menu of selections to enhance their understanding of the importance of effective oral communication. In order to help students develop oral communication skills to a level that will enable them to function successfully in both professional and personal contexts, each course provides students with the opportunity to: • gain a greater understanding of self, society, and communication processes • understand the relationship between context, communication purposes, and message production • develop the ability to assess and improve one’s own communication skills 4. Quantitative reasoning To prepare students to understand and participate in an increasingly quantifiable and quantified society, culture, and world, students may choose from a suite of quantitative skill choices including pure symbolic logic, fundamental equation-based skills, and discipline-specific statistics. Students will be able to: • understand the conceptual underpinnings of the operations they perform • manipulate data, equations, or other metrics symbolically, numerically, and logically Undergraduate Programs 48

Alaska Pacific University 5. laboratory science The GUR in laboratory science exemplifies the epistemology of the scientific method. Students choose one course from the natural science disciplines that offer laboratory or field components, such as biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, oceanography, and physics. These courses include those with the prefixes SC and MAR. each course provides students with the tools to: • observe and document nature in a systematic and integrative way in the context of discipline paradigms • pose and test hypotheses • learn and utilize standard formats used to communicate their scientific observations and experiments in writing and in speech 6. social/behavioral science The social/behavioral sciences focus on topics emerging from empirical investigations of human social behavior and society. Students may select a course from specific disciplines, such as psychology, communication, political science, or linguistics, or they may elect instead to take a survey course addressing the social scientific enterprise and philosophical commitments more broadly. Courses fulfilling this GUR are noted in the Catalog and in the course schedule for each term. For each course will: • situate the social/behavioral sciences in relation to other traditions focused on the question of what it means to be human • understand the tools and ethical practices of a scientific study of human social behavior • consider the self as a member of a social community 7. humanities In courses drawn from history, literature, philosophy, and cultural studies, students learn to analyze and ponder questions of value and meaning from different perspectives through reading, writing, discussion, listening, and seeing. They come to understand and experience the importance of personal inquiry, artistic expression, and the role of art in societies and lives. Courses in world language and religion, beyond the initial semester of study required for the GUR in Language or Ethical and Religious Values, also meet these objectives. Each course requires students to: • explore the scholarly tools used by a particular discipline • explore questions of history and/or origin, cultural relevance, and meaning of ideas and artistic creations • understand the role of historical, literary, or artistic interpretations in culture(s) • increase appreciation for the ways in which interpretations of the beautiful, the true, and the good in the past inform the ways in which we understand these in the present. 8. ethical and religious values The purpose of the Ethics and Religion GUR is to provide a broad view from which to consider more than one aspect of spiritual or ethical traditions. The goal of these courses is for students to gain a greater understanding of self and society by honoring spiritual and moral values as a foundation for leadership and multicultural development. The objectives of these courses are designed to: • introduce premises concerning the human condition, social reality, and the development of moral values Undergraduate Programs 49

Alaska Pacific University situate students within a direct relationship with the absolute, where students learn to begin the process that necessitates their involvement with their own self creation • emphasize the notion that either religion or ethics has long been a tradition of a liberal arts education 9. language Students are required to take one semester of one foreign language, a second language, American Sign Language or demonstrate competency at that level. Even this rudimentary study of a second language is expected to introduce students to the discipline of second language acquisition, promote multi- and intercultural awareness, and encourage students to elect additional study of natural languages. This competency may be demonstrated by scoring at the appropriate level on a placement test in a language regularly taught at Alaska Pacific University, by providing documentation of a foreign language or ASL proficiency (e.g. serving as a translator or interpreter or attending a school where english is not the medium of instruction), or by transferring four credits from language or aSl courses taken at another accredited post-secondary institution. Students whose primary language is not english may use english proficiency to meet the language requirement. In this case, the student will be required to score at the appropriate level on a placement test in English. Students wishing to earn credit for languages regularly taught at Alaska Pacific University, without taking the courses, must follow the procedures for Credit by Examination, or take one of the CLEP examinations and score in the 50th percentile or above. The Credit by Examination option may be available only for languages in which Alaska Pacific University faculty members have expertise. The chair of the Liberal Studies Department will determine the appropriate examination. Two years of high school language credit of “B” or better work meets the GUR for foreign language. Such study does not convey credit towards the degree, only satisfies the requirement. The learning objective for the language GUR is to: • develop introductory-level language skills in a second language •

Practicum/internship/Work experience

APU’s active learning model takes students back and forth between theory and practice. To gain experience involving real world issues in the major, campus undergraduate program students enroll in either a practicum or internship, typically in the junior year; Degree Completion students are expected to be concurrently employed.

senior Project

The undergraduate program at Alaska Pacific culminates in the Senior Project, undertaken in a student’s major and related to post graduation plans. The Senior Project builds upon, and further personalizes, the student’s education; it combines knowledge gained with the ability to apply that knowledge to real situations. Whatever the project, it will be an excellent stepping stone to graduate school or immediate entry into the workplace. Students present their senior projects to the campus community on designated days at the end of each semester.

electives

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generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs
AssOCiATe Of ArTs
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs intro to active learning 3-4 GS 13500 Introduction to Active Learning (4cr.)* DCP: IS 23300 Critical Thinking for Management (3 cr.) Written Communication** 3-4 LL 10100 Argumentative Writing or equivalent Speech Communication** 3-4 CO 10000 Fundamentals of Communication (4 cr.) DCP: IS 20600 Organizational Communication (3 cr.) Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 MT 10100, DCP: BAM 10500 or equivalent humanities 3-4 See course descriptions beginning with prefixes: CS, HI, HU, LL, LS, PH, and RS laboratory Science 4 (See course descriptions beginning with prefixes: Mar and SC) Social/Behavioral Science 3-4 See course descriptions beginning with prefixes: BA, BAM, PY, SC and SS Ethical and Religious Values 3-4 PH 20200, RS 20100, RS 20200 DCP: iS 45300; hS 41800 TOTAL ***25-32 Major Requirements varies electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 64

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bAChelOr Of ArTs / bAChelOr Of sCienCe
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs intro to active learning 3-4 GS 13500 introduction to active learning (4 cr)* DCP: iS 23300 Critical Thinking for Management (3 cr) Written Communication** 3-4 LL 20100 Writing for Discourse Communities. Transfer students may request special consideration for combinations of courses that may meet this requirement. The pre-requisite is LL 10100, its transfer equivalent, or placement by exam Speech Communication** 3-4 Co 10000 Fundamentals of Communication (4 cr) DCP: iS 20600 organizational Communication (3 cr) Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 MT 12100 Pre-Calculus; MT 21000 Math Concepts; MT 22000 Statistics; PY 23100 Statistics; Ph 20300 logic; DCP: iS 24200 Statistical Methods in Research. The pre-requisite is MT 10100 Intermediate Algebra, its transfer equivalent, or placement by exam; for DCP, BAM 10500 humanities 6-8 See course descriptions beginning with prefixes: CS, HI, HU, LL, LS, PH, and RS languages 4 laboratory Science 4 See course descriptions beginning with prefixes: Mar and SC Social/Behavioral Science 3-4 See course descriptions beginning with prefixes: BA, BAM, PY, SC and SS Ethical and Religious Values 3-4 rS 20100 Topics in religion (4 cr); two courses selected from rS 20200 Foundations of a religion (2 cr); Ph 20200 introduction to ethics (4 cr); PY 33300 Psychology of Spirituality and Religion (4cr.); DCP: IS 45300 Values and Ethics in the Workplace (3 cr); HS 41800 Values and ethics in human Services (3 cr) Sophomore Seminar Each major has a course satisfying this requirement; see the department sections for details Practicum See department section for details Senior Project See department section for details TOTAl Major Requirements electives minimum graduation Credit hour requirement Undergraduate Programs ***32-40 varies varies 128 52

Alaska Pacific University *Required of entering first year campus undergraduate students. May be waived by advisors for transfers entering as sophomores or above.

Competency Courses

**Competency courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. *** The General University Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree is an eight (8) course requirement rather than a 32 credit hour requirement; and for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees it is a ten (10) course requirement rather than a 40 credit hour requirement; e.g., many transfer “ equivalents”and DCP equivalents are 3 credit courses.

minimum graduation gPA requirement

For both the Associate Degree and the Bachelor Degrees, the minimum graduation GPA Requirement is 2.00 (C).

minimum major/minor gPA requirement
(C).

All majors and minors have a minimum GPA requirement of 2.00

graduation residency requirement

For the A.A. Degree, the final 16 credit hours must be taken in residence at Alaska Pacific University. For the B.A. and B.S. Degrees, the final 32 credit hours must be taken in residence at Alaska Pacific University. Exceptions are handled by appeals to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee.

Upper division Credit hour requirement

a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours must consist of 30000 and 40000 level courses for the B.A. and B.S. Degrees.

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CAmPUs UndergrAdUATe PrOgrAm
business Administration
associate of arts Major: Business Administration associate of arts Major: human Services * Bachelor of arts Major: Psychology Minor in Psychology

Counseling Psychology and human services

education (K-8) K-8 Professional Development Certificate associate of arts Major: education Bachelor of Arts Major Major: education (K-8) Minor in education (K-8)

earth sciences

Bachelor of arts Major: earth Sciences Bachelor of Science Major: earth Sciences Bachelor of arts Major: Environmental Studies Bachelor of arts Major: Environmental Science Major: Environmental Policy and Planning Major: Marine Biology Bachelor of Science Major: Environmental Science Major: Marine Biology Minors in: Environmental Science, Marine Biology Mathematics for environmental Sciences Bachelor of arts Major: Liberal Studies Minor in liberal Studies Bachelor of arts Major: Outdoor Studies Minor in outdoor Studies

environmental studies

environmental science

liberal studies

Outdoor studies

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CAmPUs UndergrAdUATe sTUdenT milesTOnes
first Year August Students introduced to the portfolio requirement during orientation October Begin portfolio november Develop educational plan Select Spring courses Discuss Portfolio progress and initial documentation Pre-registration fourth Year apply for graduation by midterm of the semester before you plan to graduate. apply to grad schools or begin job search; have recommendations Complete GUR’s Make plans for junior written practicum: secure Be sure that GUR Sophomore seminar: all signatures and prepare any needed Portfolio has been begin to address approved by advisor Major competencies risk management plan for submission before signing up for senior project during the preConsider using registration period. January block for Develop senior field or travel project, secure all Participate in ecoexperiences required signatures, League options. and prepare and submit any needed risk management plan during the preregistration period for the final semester. december Senior projects; Graduation exercises January January advise new students february/march Select 2nd year courses Consider eco league possibilities for 2nd year february Select 3rd year courses Consider eco league possibilities for 3rd year march Address GUR competencies for Portfolio register for fall January last semester for eco league visit february Select 4th year courses second Year november Select Spring courses Consider eco league option for spring of 2nd year Third Year Submit GUR competencies in Portfolio for Advisor’s review

April register for fall

register for fall

April/may Senior projects Graduation exercises July/August Senior projects Graduation exercises

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POrTfOliO
In addition to meeting the General University Requirements for all APU graduates, all campus undergraduate students who graduate from APU must also compile and present to the faculty a Portfolio demonstrating that they have acquired and possess these skills and understandings. Because students are expected to demonstrate integrative knowledge, the portfolio asks students to bring to bear learning experiences across the core and major curriculums, as well as elective choices. Students are required to demonstrate their competency in each of these areas--through narration and examples of work--in the first section of the Portfolio.

The Portfolio

The Portfolio process begins when students enter APU. In Introduction to Active Learning seminars, students prepare the introductory materials: autobiography, goals statements, and resume. During the next four semesters, students collect materials to be included in the documentation for the junior year review. Transfer students who arrive at APU with more than 32 credits are excused from the Active Learning seminar and are encouraged to get started with the portfolio by enrolling in GS 20500: Initial Documentation and GS 20600: Addressing the GUR Competencies. Students may also elect to prepare the portfolio on their own, consulting the Portfolio Development Guide. Sophomore seminars in each discipline include components regarding the major area competencies. The University has identified the competencies as skills and understandings it expects APU graduates as educated persons to have developed. They are not ones that are necessarily developed in any particular class, but rather by formal and experiential learning of a variety of sorts. each department has developed an additional list of competencies it expects from its majors. These are included in the Portfolio Development Guide or available from departments. The competencies include the General University Competencies and Major Area Competencies. The General University Competencies are congruent with but not identical to the General University Requirement courses. In the junior year, students address the general university required competencies, documenting mastery or outlining a plan for acquiring them before the end of the senior year. While the portfolio is a collection of a student’s work and a series of essays assessing that work, in a fuller sense, the term “portfolio” refers to the current product of an ongoing process intended to encourage academic and personal growth through reflection and self-assessment. The portfolio is reviewed by the student’s major department and is considered an essential tool for students and their advisors to chart and carry out a plan for individualized learning. The GU section of the portfolio must be completed before the student enrolls for the senior project. The Portfolio Development Guide, which details this process, is available online.

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sophomore seminar

In this course, students learn and put into practice the basic thought processes, questions, and problem solving styles of the various academic disciplines. Each department provides one sophomore-level seminar course designed to introduce the student to the fundamental project skills of real world professionals representative of that department. This course teaches students how to frame a directed study that is academically rigorous and how to design a project that yields clear results, to evaluate those results, to manage time effectively, and to critique one’s own work. The student will interact creatively with faculty and peers, plan and carry out a basic but professional team project or independent study, and critique the projects of other student teams.

directed study

Students are encouraged to design directed studies as opportunities to make attachments across disciplines or to study in greater depth areas of particular interest. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, students pursue learning objectives they have set for themselves.

Junior Practicum

Each major offers a Practicum or Internship experience that adds more refined and technical problem solving skills to the student’s professional repertoire. A significant part of the Junior Practicum is the planning and execution of an individual project with greater complexity and sophistication than projects attempted at earlier levels. The practicum will provide experience involving real world issues in the major.

senior Project

The undergraduate program at Alaska Pacific University culminates in the Senior Project, undertaken in a student’s major and related to post graduation plans. The Senior Project builds upon, and further personalizes, the student’s education; it combines knowledge gained with the ability to apply that knowledge to real situations. Whatever the project, it will be an excellent stepping stone to graduate school or immediate entry into the workplace. Students present their senior projects to the campus community on designated days at the end of each semester.

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degree COmPleTiOn PrOgrAm
The Degree Completion Program (DCP) is designed for working adult students who for personal and professional reasons want to return to college to begin or complete a degree in the business or human services fields. The program offers course work allowing students to complete General University Requirements (GUR), requirements in the majors, and electives to complete the Associate and Bachelor Degrees. Students transferring in 60 or more college level credits are eligible to enroll in upper level degree work. Students transferring in fewer than 60 credits may earn those credits by enrolling in the Business administration or human Services associates Degrees or earning the additional credits needed in the following ways: • Degree Seeking students may enroll while completing the General University Requirements and lower division classes in the Degree Completion Program. These students may want some time and experience in the academic environment to determine the best degree choice for their career path. • Credit for Prior Learning is a formal mechanism for reflecting on a person’s work life and past experiences and then documenting the learning based on competencies for specific topical areas. Compilation of the portfolio takes the student though work assignments, on-the-job training, volunteer work, military service, travel, and other learning opportunities. Taking two one-credit courses will guide you through the process: initial Documentation, GS 20500, Assessment for Credit of Prior Learning, GS 20700. • Challenge Coursework that is normally taught in regular classes at Alaska Pacific University: Specific courses may be challenged through credit by examination, examinations are administered by APU. • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES allows students to challenge subject areas by taking examinations. Most tests require a score of at or above the 50th percentile. The DCP program offers accelerated, seven-week modules (or courses) available in the evenings or online once a week. DCP curricula are designed to integrate theories and concepts learned within the classroom to everyday work. Thus the program is for working (paid or voluntary) adults. Methods of instruction reflect APU’s active learning philosophy. Classroom learning experiences include attending classes, engaging in independent research, participating in peer-group learning, executing projects, writing and reflection, etc. The DCP seeks to build a competency base that is relevant for professional careers in management, health services, accounting, and human services. The program goals prepare students to: • Develop skill sets necessary to be successful in the work place • Enhance/develop leadership skills • Understand theoretical foundations that underlie the subject disciplines • Promote self direction through independent work • Develop/enhance problem solving skills • Gain a deeper understanding of ethical responsibilities of the profession(s) • Understand the discipline in the context of the larger natural, cultural, social and ethical environments in which they operate Undergraduate Programs 58

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business Administration

associate of arts Major: Business Administration Bachelor of arts Major: Accounting Information for Management Major: Health Services Administration Major: Business administration and Management Minor in Business administration and Management

Counseling Psychology and human services
associate of arts Major: Human Services Bachelor of arts Major: Human Services Minor in human Services

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rUrAl AlAsKA nATive AdUlT PrOgrAm (rAnA)
The rana Distance education Program is an innovative distance learning initiative of Alaska Pacific University. RANA provides educational access and professional development for working adults from all parts of alaska who are unable to take advantage of campus-based programs. The program is particularly committed to serving Alaska native communities in the effort to grow local leaders and professionals from within Alaska. Degrees and majors currently available online through RANA include:

bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn dePArTmenT
associate of arts Major: Business Administration

Bachelor of arts Major: Business Administration and Management Major: Health Services Administration Emphasis in Non-Profit Management

COUnseling PsYChOlOgY And hUmAn serviCes dePT
associates of arts Major: Human Services * Bachelor of arts Major: Human Services Emphasis in Non-Profit Management

edUCATiOn dePArTmenT
associate of arts Major: Education (K-8) Bachelor of arts Major: Education (K-8)

liberAl sTUdies dePArTmenT

associate of arts Major: Career and Technical Education

RANA’s online degrees are offered through its successful and recognized format of high interpersonal connectivity combined with high technological delivery. Students initiate their studies each semester with a brief, intensive residency on campus. At the residency, students meet with advisors and instructors, receive orientation for online courses and technologies, and become a part of the RANA community of learners. Following residency, students complete the majority of their studies from home. In this distance learning phase, students meet in weekly online Undergraduate Programs 60

Alaska Pacific University chats for each course, and continue to work closely with their instructors and fellow students using web-delivered systems. Coursework necessary to meet specific degree requirements is outlined in the APU catalogue sections for Business Administration Department, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department, Education Department, and Liberal Studies Department.

Online COUrses fOr UndergrAdUATes
Many courses are available through distance education each semester. Please check the schedule for “APU Online” offerings for any particular term. The courses are available to all undergraduates under the following conditions. Online Courses at APU have Three Components 1. Required face-to-face orientation on campus—orientation takes place during the week immediately preceding the start of the semester. During orientation students meet one another and the instructor, and review course expectations and learning objectives. 2. Scheduled weekly “chats” which occur online—chats are scheduled once a week in the evenings - some courses meet for 90 minutes. 3. Assignments and activities which are completed independently and submitted via the internet—you can expect to do the same amount of homework for an online course as for a campusbased course. To register for an Online Course: • You must have your advisor’s approval • You must be able to meet for the face-to-face course orientation(s) and weekly chats • You must have access to a computer, preferably one that is at your home and no more than 2 years old • You must have Internet access, preferably the equivalent of “broadband” • You must be familiar with all of APU’s technology systems, including: Moodle, Elluminate, and MyAPU (APU information, APU e-mail, and Student Portal). * Pending approval.

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eArlY hOnOrs PrOgrAm
Alaska Pacific University offers an Early Honors Program for qualified high school seniors. Early Honors students take a full year of classes at APU, fulfilling remaining high school graduation requirements while also earning transferable college credits. Students will gain an appreciation of the arts and sciences, and will build and refine their analytical and expressive reasoning powers. During the first semester, Early Honors students enroll in a common university-level curriculum designed with the intent to satisfy the senior level requirements of the Anchorage and Mat-Su School Districts. The September Block starts off with GS 13300 Critical Thinking and GS 10200 Fitness for Life. Students move into the Session in late September and finish their semester by mid-December. During that time students enroll in designated sections of LL 10100 Argumentative Writing. Placement in math courses depends on prior coursework, and there are choices among the science and social science courses offered. In the second semester, many of the students elect to participate in the Travel Abroad option for the January Block (see LS 20400 Travel Course) but alternatives are available on campus. During the spring Session, which begins in early February, students have the opportunity to select courses from the Alaska Pacific schedule relevant to their academic interests. early honors mainly serves students from the anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Students living outside of the Anchorage area may be eligible, provided they have family residing within commuting distance or they live on campus in the Residence Halls. Outstanding home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply. Because Alaska Pacific University does not grant high school diplomas, students who want to receive a diploma must work with their high school guidance office to insure that they do so.

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eCOleAgUe eXChAnge PrOgrAm
OPPOrTUniTies
APU is a member of an inter-college exchange group called the EcoLeague. The Eco-League is composed of five colleges and universities, all small, all with strong programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Outdoor Studies, and similar programs (Alaska Pacific University, College of the Atlantic, Green Mountain College, Northland College and Prescott College). Through this program, APU students in their sophomore or junior years may elect to spend up to two, non-consecutive semesters studying at one of the Eco-League member institutions as part of their academic program. For more information on how to participate, go to APU’s web site: www.alaskapacific. edu/academics/ecoleague

PrOCedUres
incoming students to Alaska Pacific University (APU)
Students who will be attending APU for an Eco League semester need to fill out the Registration Form. This form should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at APU. Students planning on attending APU for a semester would also check in with their home institution for proper procedures. Go to APU web site for more information, forms and deadline dates - www.alaskapacific.edu/academics/ecoleague

Outgoing students

APU students planning on attending another Eco League Institution need to fill out an Eco League intent to Participate form and return it to the Academic Dean’s office. You will also need to fill out the registration Form. The registration form will need to be signed by your advisor and returned to the Registrar’s Office. Please contact the Academic Dean’s Office to find out who the contact person is for the Institution you plan on attending. For more information, forms, and deadline dates go to the APU web site - www.alaskapacific.edu/academics/ecoleague

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UndergrAdUATe ACAdemiC degrees

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bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn dePArTmenT
Alaska Pacific University’s business administration degrees are designed to support business and professional careers. These degrees meet the educational needs of students by offering a curriculum rich in active learning. At the undergraduate level the department offers an Associate of Arts in Business Administration. The department also offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting Information for Management, Business Administration and Management, and Health Services Administration.

AssOCiATe Of ArTs in bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn
The Associate of Arts major in Business Administration (BA) provides a basic understanding of business principles and prepares the student for entry-level positions in business. Associate of Arts Degree courses can be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts Degree. This degree is offered completely online and in the evening for the convenience of our adult student population. Degree Completion students may want to obtain this degree if they have less than 60 transfer credits. Students in the Campus Undergraduate Program who are interested in a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management, Accounting Information for Management, or Health Services Administration may enroll in Degree Completion program degrees after completing the requirements for the Associates of Arts degree. In this event, students must meet the employment requirement and take additional General University courses (GURs) to meet the Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements. generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (iS 23300) Written Communication (ll 10100) Speech Communication (CO 10000, IS 20600) Quantitative Reasoning (MT 10100, BAM 10500) humanities laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science (BaM 21600) Ethical and Religious Values TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 3-4 4 3-4 4 4 4 <4> 4 26-32

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs Ba 10300 Foundations of Business 4 Ba 20400 Survey of accounting 4 Ba 20600 entrepreneurship 4 Ba 20700 Marketing 4 BaM 21600 Survey of economics * 4 iS 24200 Statistical Methods in research 4 TOTAL 24 electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 64 Undergraduate Academic degrees 65

Alaska Pacific University * Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

ACCOUnTing infOrmATiOn fOr mAnAgemenT
accounting information for Management (aiM) offers a competency based curriculum designed to fit the needs of working adults. The experiential and research based approach to the program prepares students to: 1. Develop tools for acquiring in-depth knowledge in financial accounting, management accounting, information systems, and auditing. 2. Acquire in-depth knowledge in specialized areas such as taxation, nonprofit, government, and international accounting through elective courses and/or modules. 3. Develop ability to apply accounting knowledge to solving real world problems. 4. Develop abilities to present, discuss, and defend views in accounting effectively through formal and informal, written and spoken language. 5. Understand the research process and its application in accounting. 6. Develop intellectual skills such as abstract logical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, and critical analysis. The State of Alaska Board of CPAs requires that students wishing to take the CPA exam have a minimum of 150 college credit hours. Accordingly, graduates of this program, like those of any four-year accounting program, must meet the additional credit hour requirements to qualify for CPA exam candidacy. Students are expected to be actively employed or have significant past experience in accounting or other areas in the business field. Students entering the program should have proficiency in basic accounting equivalent to at least one year (6 credit hours) of basic college level accounting or earned credits through prior learning. The students may be required to take an accounting placement exam to determine this proficiency. In the absence of such proficiency the students will be required to take all or a combination of BAM 20000, 20100, and 20200: Accounting for Information Age I, II, and III, or equivalent as determined by the advisor prior to entering the program. The major consists of twelve modules plus a 12 credit and senior project.

bAChelOr Of ArTs in ACCOUnTing infOrmATiOn fOr mAnAgemenT
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (iS 23300) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (iS 20600) Quantitative Reasoning (IS 24200) humanities languages laboratory Science Undergraduate Academic degrees CrediT hOUrs <3> 3-4 <3> <4> 6-8 4 4 66

Alaska Pacific University Social/Behavioral Science (BaM 21600) Ethical and Religious Values (IS 45300) TOTAL <4> <3> 21-37

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs aC 46000 Financial accounting and Public reporting i 3 aC 46100 Financial accounting and Public reporting ii 3 aC 46200 advanced Cost and Managerial accounting 3 aC 46300 accounting information Systems 3 aC 46400 Financial accounting and Public reporting iii 3 aC 46500 auditing 3 aC 47000 Seminar in Taxation 3 BaM 21600 Survey of economics * 4 BaM 30200 Business Finance 3 BAM 36100 Law & Citizenship 3 Choose one of the following three bAm: BaM 45800 organizational Behavior and leadership BaM 46200 Global Marketing Management BaM 45400 organizational Development iS 20600 organizational Communication* iS 23300 Critical Thinking for Management* iS 24200 Statistical Methods in research * IS 44500 Qualitative Research Methods IS 45300 Values and Ethics in the Workplace* AC 49700 Senior Project Proposal Seminar I AC 49800 Senior Project Proposal Seminar II AC 49900 Senior Project TOTAL electives minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 3

3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 62 varies 128

* Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. note: a grade of “C” or better must be earned on all DCP modules and the Senior Project. A course must be repeated if a grade lower than “C” is earned.

nOn-PrOfiT mAnAgemenT emPhAsis
A non-profit emphasis in management is available to students in the AIM degree program. In addition to completing the requirements for the major, students are required to take BAM 21000 before taking any of the 40000 level elective courses. In addition to the required BAM 21000 course, students may select three elective courses from (BAM 42000, 42100, 42200, 42300 and IS 31100); a total of 12 credits is required to earn the non-profit emphasis. All courses in this emphasis are offered online.

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bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn And mAnAgemenT
The Business Administration and Management (BAM) major includes studies in leadership, organizational change and development, organizational culture, organizational design, communication skills, quality improvement, human resources, values and ethics, understanding financial statements and accounting, and leadership. Research is an integral part of the program and all participants complete a significant applied research project designed to assist them in their work environment. The program is for senior level managers from a number of fields, middle managers, technical employees, and clerical personnel. Graduates have used their degree to gain promotions, transfer to other opportunities, start their own business, and go on to graduate school in such diverse fields as teaching, health care administration, public administration, human resource management, counseling, and business administration. The following are the degree objectives for students in the Business administration and Management degree: • Develop competencies to manage organizational changes • Learn to identify different leadership styles and how they are used to motivate employees and effectively manage organizations • Understand human resource policies, procedures, and regulations to effectively manage work force • Develop written and oral communications skills for effective performance in the work place • Develop competencies in the methods of inquiry to solve organizational problems • Understand business financial management including financial statement analysis, financing and investing • Understand the law of contracts & legal and ethical issues involved with management

electives Available

For BaM students wishing additional experience in accounting and finance, the program offers three electives in that field: BAM 20000, 20100, and 20200, Accounting for the Information Age I, II, and III.

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generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (iS 23300) laboratory Science Social/Behavior Science (BaM 21600) Ethical and Religious Values (IS 45300) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (iS 20600) Quantitative Skill (IS 24200) humanities (2 courses) Foreign language TOTAL Undergraduate Academic degrees CrediT hOUrs <3> 4 <4> <3> 3-4 <3> <4> 6-8 4 17-37 68

Alaska Pacific University mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs Ba 20700 Marketing 4 BaM 21600 Survey of economics * 4 BaM 25900 Financial Tools for Management 3 BaM 30200 Business Finance 3 BaM 36100 law and Citizenship 3 BAM 45200 Operations and Quality Management 3 BaM 45400 organizational Development 3 BaM 45600 Strategic human resource Management 3 BaM 45800 organizational Behavior and leadership 3 iS 20600 organizational Communication * 3 iS 23300 Critical Thinking for Management * 3 iS 24200 Statistical Methods in research * 4 IS 44500 Qualitative Research Methods 3 IS 45300 Values and Ethics in the Workplace * 3 BAM 49700 Senior Project Proposal Seminar I 4 BAM 49800 Senior Project Proposal Seminar II 4 BAM 49900 Senior Project 4 TOTAL 57 electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128 * Also satisfies GUR’s. ** Students who transfer in as juniors and seniors (more than 64 transfer credits) will not be required to take IS 23300. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. note: a grade of “C” or better must be earned on all DCP modules and the Senior Project. A course must be repeated if a grade lower than “C” is earned.

minOr in bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn And mAnAgemenT
The Business administration and Management minor is intended for students majoring in other fields who wish to build the skills demanded by businesses, public entities, and not-for-profit organizations. reQUired COUrses Ba 10300 Foundations of Business Ba 20400 Survey of accounting Ba 20600 entrepreneurship Ba 20700 Marketing BaM 30200 Business Finance electives-one 200-400 level BaM course TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 4 3 3-4 22-23

non-Profit management emphasis

A non-profit emphasis in management is available to students in the BAM degree program. In addition to completing the requirements for the major, students are required to take BAM 21000 before taking any of the 40000 level elective courses. In addition to the required BAM 21000, students may select three elective courses from (BAM 42000, 42100, 42200, 42300 and IS 31100); a total of 12 credits is required to earn the non-profit emphasis. All courses in this emphasis are offered online. Undergraduate Academic degrees 69

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heAlTh serviCes AdminisTrATiOn
The program in health Services administration (hSa) is for students who have experience in the health services industry—both those with clinical experience and others working in or in support of health services organizations—and who wish to advance their careers. The program provides an overview of health services systems, skills enhancement for project and program management, and understanding of the business functions necessary for providing services. The major consists of modules that are delivered on-line. Taught through the Degree Completion Program and RANA, the curriculum is competency based and designed to use active learning to enhance the current experiences and understandings students bring to the classroom, to provide culturally appropriate models and concepts that can be applied to students’ work environments, to enhance personal growth and well-being, and to develop a professionalism that allows students to become leaders in the health services community. The following are the degree objectives for students in Health Services administration: • Develop knowledge of the health services industry, its systems, and its regulations • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, ethics, and information literacy leading to better decision making • Integrate knowledge of business practices that drive health services reimbursement/revenues, human resource management, and patient outcomes • Collaborate within a community of health services managers throughout the state to adopt innovative business practices

bAChelOr Of ArTs in heAlTh serviCes AdminisTrATiOn
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (iS 23300) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (iS 20600) Quantitative Reasoning (IS 24200) humanities languages laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science Ethical and Religious Values (IS 45300) TOTAL CrediT hOUrs <3> 4 <3> <4> 8 4 4 3 <3> 23-36

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs BaM 36100 law and Citizenship 3 BaM 45600 Strategic human resource Management 3 hSa 30100 health Services: industry overview/Current 3 issues hSa 30200 Systems in health Services: overview 3 hSa 30400 health Care Marketing 3 HSA 41000 Health Care Finance & Accounting 3

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Alaska Pacific University hSa 42000 health Care Policy and economics hSa 43000 health Care informatics iS 20600 organizational Communication* iS 23300 introduction to active learning * iS 24200 Statistical Methods in research* IS 44500 Qualitative Research Methods IS 45300 Values and Ethics in the Workplace* HSA 49700 Senior Project Proposal Seminar I HSA 49800 Senior Project Proposal Seminar II HSA 49900 Senior Project TOTAL Other GUR’s and electives 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 52 varies

minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128 * Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. note: a grade of “C” or better must be earned on all DCP modules and the Senior Project. A course must be repeated if a grade lower than “C” is earned.

nOn-PrOfiT mAnAgemenT emPhAsis
A non-profit emphasis in management is available to students in the HSA degree program. In addition to completing the requirements for the major, students are required to take BAM 21000 before taking any of the 40000 level elective courses. In addition to the required BAM 21000, students may select three elective courses from (BAM 42000, 42100, 42200, 42300 and IS 31100); a total of 12 credits is required to earn the non-profit emphasis. All courses in this emphasis are offered online.

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COUnseling PsYChOlOgY And hUmAn serviCes dePArTmenT
The Department of Counseling Psychology and human Services (PY) is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of the art and science of being human. The philosophical emphasis of the program is on positive psychology as applied to counseling. The program provides you with a solid foundation of knowledge blended with active/experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. The curriculum allows you to choose courses from a menu format to create your own specialty concentration in counseling psychology. Possibilities for creative concentrations might include, but are not limited to, ecopsychology and outdoor therapy, counseling psychology and developmental studies. We challenge and foster all of our majors to grow both personally and professionally, to be leaders in the field, and to actively contribute to a better community and world. Our program of study provides you with a theoretical and applied foundation for launching you into a counseling career, further graduate work, and lifelong learning. As you pursue your own path of study, our goals are for you to achieve the following competencies: Creative expression: demonstrates the ability to express one’s passion in one’s own voice and/or define one’s self or world in unique ways. self Understanding: demonstrates the ability to identify and value one’s strengths as well as to identify and transform one’s weaknesses. Critical Thinking: demonstrates the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and research, as well as to design, implement, and evaluate projects. Activism/leadership: demonstrates the ability to create a significant positive influence on others and/or one’s environment. Professionalism: demonstrates the ability to live the professional ethical code of psychology by displaying behaviorally that one values responsibility, public service, accountability, respect, excellence, and compassion in one’s work. Knowledge of discipline: demonstrates the ability to identify, interpret, and apply facts, terms, concepts, theories, and processes germane to the field of psychology.

AssOCiATe Of ArTs in hUmAn serviCes**
associate of arts in human Services provides a basic understanding of human service principles and prepares the student for entry level positions in human services. generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (iS 23300) Written Communication (ll 10100) Speech Communication (iS 20600) Undergraduate Academic degrees CrediT hOUrs 3 4 3 72

Alaska Pacific University Quantitative Reasoning (MT 10100, BAM 10500) humanities laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science (PY 15000) Ethical and Religious Values TOTAL mAJOr reQUiremenTs hS 11100 human Services Practice and Policy hS 21300 human Services Care Coordination PY 15000 introduction to Psychology * PY 21500 lifespan human Development hS 28400 human Services Portfolio/Field exp Focused elective Coursework (advisor/Student Designed) TOTAL electives: minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 4 4 4 <3-4> 4 26-30 CrediT hOUrs 3 3 3 3 4 8 24 varies 64

* Also satisfies GURs. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. **Pending approval.

bAChelOr Of ArTs in PsYChOlOgY
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (Co 10000) Quantitative Reasoning (PY 23100) humanities languages laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science (PY 15000) Ethical and Religious Values TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 <4> 8 4 4 <4> 4 32-40

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs PY 15000 Intro to Psychology: Adjustment and Change* 4 PY 21000 Sophomore Seminar: introduction to 4 Professional Psychology PY 23100 Making Sense of Statistics: 4 applications to the Behavioral Sciences* 4 PY 30000 Methods of investigation: research in Psychology PY 38400 Junior Portfolio 1 PY 38500 Field Experience (Junior Practicum) 3 PY 49800 Senior Project Proposal 4 PY 49900 Senior Projects 8-12 Psychology electives 16 TOTAL 48-52 additional electives from any department minimum graduation Credit hour requirement Undergraduate Academic degrees 36 128 73

Alaska Pacific University * Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. note: Demonstrated competency in writing style of american Psychological Association (satisfied by PY 21000 Sophomore Seminar: introduction to Professional Psychology or other evidence as may be accepted by Department). Psychology majors may select an area of concentration within psychology offerings. This will require completion of four (4) creditcourses (a total of 16 credits). Concentration areas include, but are not limited to: ecopsychology and outdoor therapy, counseling psychology, and developmental studies. The student’s academic advisor should be consulted in the selection of concentration area courses.

minOr in COUnseling PsYChOlOgY
The minor can be tailored to individual interests and career directions. The student’s academic advisor should be consulted in the selection of the most appropriate combination of courses and other academic experiences. reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs PY 15000 Intro to Psychology: Adjustment and Change 4 PY 30000-49200 elective Courses 8 PY 10000-49200 electives 12 TOTAL 24

hUmAn serviCes
The Human Services (HS) major is designed to meet the educational needs of adults working in the human services field who currently do not have a Bachelor’s degree. Taught through the Degree Completion Program and RANA, the curriculum is competency based and designed to use active learning to enhance the current experiences and understandings students bring to the classroom, to provide culturally appropriate models and concepts that can be applied to students’ work environments, to enhance personal growth and well-being, and to develop a professionalism that allows students to become leaders in the human services community. Graduates of this program are expected to: 1. Understand the scope and history of the human services field. 2. Acquire competencies required of human services professionals in interviewing skills, care coordination, crisis intervention, group facilitation, cultural competence, management, and service documentation. 3. Understand and apply ethical principles of the profession. 4. Develop professional writing skills, including the ability to write in APA format. 5. Understand and apply research principles to current professional reading, evaluation, and other applied research needs of an agency. Undergraduate Academic degrees 74

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bAChelOr Of ArTs in hUmAn serviCes
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (iS 23300) Written Communication (ll20100) Speech Communication (iS 20600) Quantitative Reasoning humanities languages laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science (PY15000) Ethical and Religious Values (HS 41800) TOTAL mAJOr hS hS HS CrediT hOUrs 3 3-4 3 4 6-8 4 4 <3> <3> 27-30

reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs 11100 human Services Practice and Policy 3 21300 human Services Care Coordination 3 31000 Understanding Diversity 3 Self-Awareness, and Change hS 31200 Counseling/interviewing Skills 3 hS 31400 Group Process 3 hS 38400 human Services Portfolio/Field exp 4 HS 41800 Values and Ethics in Human Services * 3 hS 41900 human Services Management 3 HS 44000 Crisis Intervention & Community Resources 3 iS or PY research Methods Course 3-4 PY 15000 introduction to Psychology * 3 PY 21500 lifespan human Development 3 PY 34000 abnormal Psychology 3 HS 49800 Senior Project Proposal 4 HS 49900 Senior Project 4-8 TOTAL 49 3 human Services electives varies electives minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128

* Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. note: a grade of “C” or better must be earned on all DCP modules and the Senior Project. A course must be repeated if a grade lower than “C” is earned.

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minOr in hUmAn serviCes
The Human Services Minor is intended for students majoring in other fields whose personal or professional goals include training knowledge and skills in the Human Services profession. reQUired COUrses HS 11100 Human Services Practice & Policy HS 31000 Diversity & Self-Awareness hS 31200 Counseling/interviewing Skills HS 41800 Values & Ethics in Human Services PY or hS electives TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 3 3 3 3 6 18

nOn-PrOfiT mAnAgemenT emPhAsis
A non-profit emphasis in management is available to students in the Human Services degree program. In addition to completing the requirements for the major, students are required to take HS 41900 or BAM 21000 before taking any of the 400 level Non-Profit courses in the emphasis. Students who take HS 41900 may select four elective courses and students that take BaM 21000 may select three elective courses from (BAM 42000, 42100, 42200, 42300 and IS 31100); a total of 12 credits is required to earn the non-profit emphasis. All courses in this emphasis are offered online.

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edUCATiOn dePArTmenT
The Education Department offers a major in K-8 Education (ED) that prepares students for a career in teaching. The Teacher Preparation Program provides a strong background in the liberal arts as well as professional education courses. The Teacher Preparation Program at Alaska Pacific University carries out the holistic philosophy of the university which stresses a commitment to Alaska’s intercultural and international heritage. Participants in the program may pursue study at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The undergraduate program includes a K-8 Education certificate (for teacher aides), an Associate of Arts Degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (K-8). For graduate-level coursework, refer to the Master of Arts in Teaching section. Coursework is designed to: • Prepare qualified undergraduate students to become qualified teacher aides and/or K-8 teachers. • Prepare those who hold baccalaureate or masters degrees in other fields for careers as K-8 teachers. The Teacher Preparation Program of study and practical experience is approved by the alaska State Department of education as well as provisionally accredited by the national Council for accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The university provides the Institutional Recommendation for teacher certification, which is then issued by the Alaska State Department of Education. The Education Department at Alaska Pacific University is proud of its professional team and the excellent program we have developed. Students who join this exciting learning adventure will embark on a journey that can lead to licensure as a teaching professional in the state of Alaska. Teaching is one of the most demanding and important professions in society. As a teacher, one is expected to prevent ignorance, promote intellectual health, and lay the foundations for continued learning. The Teacher Preparation Program will challenge students to begin meeting these expectations during the first education class in which they enroll. The following can be expected from the Teacher Preparation Program: • Opportunities to work with students in grades K-8 in a variety of settings. • Opportunities to collaborate with rural and urban Alaska teachers. • 800-1000 hours of quality time in rural and urban Alaska classrooms. • Applications of theory into practice at the university and in schools. • Support and guidance from the first class through student teaching. • Opportunities for growth, transitioning from student to teaching professional. Undergraduate Academic degrees 77

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Teacher as Professional

The Alaska Pacific University curriculum identifies five concepts which require a broad range of knowledge and practice for development and which serve to characterize the graduates of this institution. The five concepts which form the basis of the curriculum are: (1) Pedagogy Teachers must plan, structure, and implement instruction and assess student learning in an increasingly effective manner enabling students to construct knowledge and to connect knowledge acquired at school with knowledge acquired at home and in the community. (2) diversity Teachers must be prepared to recognize, accept, and teach to diversity, addressing both groups of students and individuals, recognizing different perspectives and voices that represent various groups and interests, and recognizing shared interests that create common purposes for individuals and groups. (3) integrative Knowledge Teachers must be prepared to teach central concepts, principles, and processes of inquiry and structures of the discipline in ways that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students. Authentic assessments of student abilities, attitudes, and understanding using evaluations to determine the strengths and needs for improvement of various educational programs and curricula are expected. (4) Professionalism Teachers must be prepared to search for the meanings and consequences of their own knowledge and beliefs, their teaching, and schooling; to seek out and engage in collaborative relationships-university-school family-social and community agencies in order to provide students with contextualized and experiential learning and to improve the professional expertise. (5) Technology Teachers and other school personnel must be prepared to use educational technology to extend and enhance their ability to provide their students with varied experiences and powerful tools for learning, as well as preparing students for entry into a workforce that is becoming more technologically sophisticated. Goals and objectives identified for teacher preparation address the State of alaska Standards for Teachers and are framed into three categories, using the acronym APU:

Attitudes, behaviors and dispositions

The teacher: • Researches his/her own practice by reflecting critically, asking questions, and seeking answers. • Develops and describes his/her philosophy of education and demonstrates its impact in the teaching and learning process • Addresses the needs of all students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics. • Encourages, creates, and maintains a learning environment in which all students contribute and are actively engaged. • Demonstrates the knowledge that teaching means continual participation in and contribution to the teaching profession and will risk engagement in the process of change to further the improvement of the profession. Undergraduate Academic degrees 78

Alaska Pacific University • • • • Models life long learning and understands that professional growth is an important part of the life as a career teacher. Participates in personal wellness. Grounds him/herself in self-knowledge and self-acceptance that leads to creation of open trusting relationships, and supports the value of diversity within an inclusive community. Exhibits responsible, moral, and ethical professional behavior.

Participation and skills

The teacher: • Understands teaching and learning theory and applies that knowledge to the instructional practice. • Develops meaningful lessons that address the needs of students with respect to individual and cultural characteristics. • Uses his/her understanding of content to plan, structure, facilitate, monitor, and implement instruction in the context of continual assessment. • Fosters, creates, and maintains a learning environment where all students contribute and remain actively engaged.

Understanding and Knowledge

The teacher: • Demonstrates an understanding of developmental and learning theories, and applies that knowledge in the classroom. • Understands the cultural characteristics and diversity of students in the context of their individual differences. • Knows the subject matter and how to integrate, plan and teach instructional units in the context of practical experiences. • Uses the knowledge gained from a strong liberal arts background to develop and implement curriculum that is varied and creative. • Knows and uses the theories and research related to child development and the development of young adolescents to motivate and construct learning opportunities in support of individual student development, and his/her acquisition of knowledge.

K-8 PrOfessiOnAl develOPmenT CerTifiCATe
The K-8 Professional Development Certificate is designed to assist those who are currently teacher aides or who are interested in becoming teacher aides to continue or begin course work that will assist them in their professional development and preparation. The courses provide content and skills that are immediately applicable in K-8 classrooms. This course work may be transferred into the associate arts Degree Program. mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs eD 21400 exploring the learning Community * 2 (satisfies Sophomore Seminar) eD 24100 Teaching Methods: Creative expression* 4 GS 10000 Computer applications 2 GS 13500 introduction to active learning 4 ll Writing Composition Class level to be 4 determined by placement test (Minimum LL 10000 level required, LL 20100 recommended) MT 10100 intermediate algebra Undergraduate Academic degrees 79

Alaska Pacific University Or 21000 Math Concepts 15000 introduction to Psychology: Adjustment and Change electives TOTAl (minimum) MT PY 3-4 4 varies 33

note: Some courses taken for the Professional Development Certificate may apply to the AA in Education. Courses marked with a * require a classroom practicum component. APU residency is required for the last 12 hours.

AssOCiATe Of ArTs in edUCATiOn
The associate of arts degree in education is designed to provide individuals who are interested in becoming teachers an opportunity to progress toward the bachelor’s degree while working to fulfill undergraduate requirements and completing introductory course work in the Teacher Preparation Program. Those who are currently teacher’s aides or are interested in becoming teacher’s aides will find the course work listed very beneficial in developing their professional skills and informing their practice. generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) 4 Written Communication (ll 20100) 4 Speech Communication 4 Math Concepts (MT 21000) 3 humanities (hi 20101 recommended) 4 laboratory Science (SC 10000 recommended) 4 Social/Behavioral Science (PY 15000 recommended) 4 Ethical and Religious Values 4 sUb-TOTAl(minimum) 31 mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs eD 21400 exploring the learning Community* 2 (Satisfies Sophomore Seminar) eD 21500 Classroom leadership and Management* 2 eD 24100 TM: Creative expression* 4 eD 31400 Differentiated instruction in the K-8 Classroom* 4 eD 36300 Computers and Technology for Teachers* 4 GS 10000 Computer applications 2 PY 21500 lifespan human Development* or 4 PY 22200 roots and Wings: Conception through adolescence* Fine arts (2 courses taken from 2 areas: art, drama, theater, music) 4 Physical activity 1 varies electives TOTAl (minimum) 66 note: Some courses taken for the A.A. may apply to the B.A. in Education (K-8). Courses marked with an * require a classroom practicum component. Undergraduate Academic degrees 80

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bAChelOr Of ArTs in edUCATiOn
Admissions
admission to the Bachelor of arts Degree Teacher Preparation Program involves several steps. The first step is admission to the university. The second step is to meet the prerequisite coursework listed below. Upon successful completion of ED 21400 and posting Alaska state qualifying scores for Praxis I, or other State-approved qualifying exams, the student submits an application for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program Committee. K-8 classroom teachers require a broad liberal arts background and preparation in their undergraduate coursework in a variety of content areas; therefore, the Teacher Preparation Program is designed to build on the prerequisite areas. To be considered for acceptance to the Bachelor of arts Degree Teacher Preparation Program, a student must first meet the following requirements: 1. Completion of 60 pre-acceptance credit hours including 9 courses of the 10 course General University Requirements (GUR’s) 2. Completion of the major coursework with a grade of “C” (2.00 or better) 3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 4. Completion of the Praxis I, or other State-approved qualifying exam meeting Alaska qualifying score requirements required for certification generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (Co 10000) Quantitative Reasoning (MT 21000) humanities (hi 20100 and CS 22700) languages (ll) laboratory Science (SC 10000) Social/Behavioral Science Ethical and Religious Values TOTAL mAJOr Co CS eD ED GS GS hi ll ll MT PY PY CrediT hOUrs <4> <4> <4> <4> <4> 4 <4> <4> <4> <4> 4 -40

reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs 10000 Speech Communication* 4 22700 history and Culture of alaska natives* 3 21400 exploring the learning Community 2 (Satisfies Sophomore Seminar) 21500 Classroom Leadership & Management 2 10000 Computer applications 2 (or demonstrated competency) 13500 introduction to active learning * 4 20100 World history* 4 Foreign language* 4 20100 Writing for Discourse Communities* 4 21000 Math Concepts* 3 21500 lifespan human Developments 4 or 22200 roots and Wings: Conception through adolescence 81

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Alaska Pacific University 15000 Introduction to Psychology: Adjustment and Change* 4 rS 20100 ethics and religion* 4 SC 10000 integrated Science* 4 eD 24100 TM: Creative expression 4 eD 31400 Differentiated instruction in the K-8 Classroom 4 eD 32000 TM: literacy and Communication i (K-4)** 6 eD 32100 TM: literacy and Communication ii (5-8)** 6 ED 33000 TM: Science, Math, and Society I (K-4)** 6 ED 33100 TM: Science, Math, and Society II (5-8)** 6 eD 34400 TM: health and Physical Movement education 4 eD 34700 evaluation of Student learning 3 eD 36300 Computers and Technology for Teachers 4 eD 45300 Multicultural education 3 ED 48500 Student Teaching (Senior Project)*** 12 electives varies Fine arts (two areas) 4 Wellness 2 Physical activity 1 TOTAl (minimum) 128 * Not required if used to satisfy requirements for acceptance into the Teacher Preparation Program; may also satisfy GUR’s. ** Junior Practicum Courses. *** Prior to Student Teaching, the Praxis II Elementary Education Test: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment OR the Praxis II elementary education Test: Content Knowledge must meet State score requirements to become “highly qualified” as defined by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. note: A GPA of 3.00 in professional education courses (ED prefix) and 2.75 overall is required for admittance to student teaching. Students must complete all methods courses with a grade of “C” or better to be recommended for alaska Teacher Certification. Methods courses are not taught as independent studies or by correspondence. PY

minOr in edUCATiOn
The minor in education for non-education majors will provide a background for educational theory, different approaches and strategies for instruction, and recognition of diverse learner needs. Practicum component allows applications of theory into practice within a student’s major field of study. Students seeking an education minor are not required to apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. mAJOr CS eD ED eD eD ED TOTAL reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs 22700 history and Culture of alaska natives 3 21400 exploring the learning Community 2 21500 Leadership & Management 2 31400 Differentiated instruction in the K-8 Classroom 4 45300 Multicultural education 3 3 38500 Practicum (education within the major area) 17 82

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envirOnmenTAl sCienCe dePArTmenT
The environmental Science Department offers undergraduate degrees in Earth Sciences (B.S., B.A.), Environmental Science (B.S., B.A., minor), Environmental Planning and Policy (B.A.), Environmental Studies (B.A.), and Marine Biology (B.S., B.A., minor). These degree programs focus on a firm, conceptual understanding of the natural world in order to more clearly view human impacts on the natural world. Course, lab, and field work cover topics in the natural sciences, conservation, resource management, environmental policy, and quantitative approaches. Concentrations within the Environmental Science Degree include Earth Systems Science, Biological Science, and General Environmental Science. The B.S. differs from the B.A. degree in that it requires more physical science and quantitative courses. Students who have graduated with degrees from the environmental Science Department have gone on to graduate school, or found employment with environmental consulting firms, industry, non-government organizations, and government agencies. Graduates of the environmental Science Department degree programs: • Have gained knowledge in a diverse array of natural and management sciences • Have completed significant environmental projects including class exercises, internships, and field experiences, culminating in a senior project • Possess technical abilities in mathematics, statistics, GIS, as well as field and laboratory practices to address contemporary environmental and natural resource issues • Have good oral and written communication skills

eArTh sCienCes
The Earth Sciences major provides an integrated curriculum in geology, meteorology, and oceanography and a solid foundation in laboratory and field techniques. The degree program is for students interested in the physical aspects of the environment as well as climate and climate change, water science and policy, and ocean science and policy. The degrees prepare students to enter professional environmental careers with private consulting firms and public agencies at the county, state, and federal level. The degrees also equips students with the natural sciences and quantitative methodologies necessary to pursue graduate degrees in earth sciences.

bAChelOr Of ArTs Or sCienCe in eArTh sCienCes
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) 4 Written Communication (ll 20100) 4 Speech Communication (Co 10000) 4 Quantitative Reasoning (met by MT 22000 or MT 23000) <4> humanities 8 language 4 Undergraduate Academic degrees 83

Alaska Pacific University Laboratory Science (met by one of required lab courses) Social/Behavioral Science ethical and religious Studies TOTAL mAJOr reQUiremenTs <4> 4 4 32-40

CrediT hOUrs b.A. b.s. SC 12000 Physical Geology 4 4 SC 15000 introduction to oceanography 4 4 SC 15500 introduction to Meteorology 4 4 SC 17000 Principles of Chemistry i 4 4 SC 17100 Principles of Chemistry ii 4 4 SC 20500 intro to environmental Science 4 4 SC 22000 historical Geology 4 4 SC 36000 introduction to GiS 4 4 SC 40500 environmental ethics 4 4 Choose one physics course: 4 4 SC 27000 General University Physics (BS only) SC 25600 environmental Physics (Ba or BS) Choose one (bA) or both (bs) of the following two courses: 4 8 MT 22000 applied Stats for env Sci** MT 23000 Calculus i** MT 24000 Calculus ii * 4 SC 38500 Junior Practicum 4 4 SC 49800 research Methods 4 4 SC 49900 Senior Project 8 8 Policy electives 8 * Science electives *** 8 16 TOTAL 76 84 Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. * Not required by that degree. ** Also satisfies GUR’s. *** SC 31000 (environmental assessment) can be counted as BS Science Elective requirement < angular brackets > are satisfied by major requirements.

Policy electives menu
SC SC SC SC

31000 environmental assessment 40700 Water resources Management 41000 natural resource Planning and Politics 46200 Land Use Planning

science electives menu

SC 21500 Glaciology and Glacier Travel SC 36500 applied Geographic information Systems SC 37000 Principles of hydrology SC 42000 environmental Geology SC 42200 Soils and Geomorphology SC 45500 Climate Change SC 47000 Groundwater Geology Upper division field geology course approved by advisor (#) (#) May include geology field camps offered by other universities

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differences between the majors

The BS degree requires 8 more units than the BA degree. The additional 8 units are accounted by for the BS requirement for Calculus II (4 units) and BOTH Calculus I and Applied Stats (the BA requires a student to choose only one of those two courses). These additional course requirements increase the quantitative rigor of the BS and better prepare students for advanced (graduate) work in the sciences. In addition, the two majors differ in their electives menus. For the BA, 8 of the required 16 elective units must be chosen from a menu of policyoriented courses (the other 8 units are chosen from a science menu). For the BS, all 16 elective units must be chosen from a science menu. In this way, the BA prepares students for a broader range of possible careers, while the BS prepares students for advanced work or study in the sciences.

envirOnmenTAl sCienCe
The Environmental Science B.A. and B.S. degrees allow students to focus on the natural sciences as they apply to the environment by providing a solid foundation in laboratory and field techniques. The B.A. in Environmental Science is tailored for students who wish to enter the professional environmental field. The B.S. degree in Environmental Science requires additional coursework in the natural sciences and quantitative methods. This degree is especially useful for students intending to pursue a graduate degree in environmental science or related fields. Environmental science majors must complete the environmental science Major Requirements and specify an area of concentration in Earth Systems Science, Biological Science, or General Environmental Science. The Environmental Science minor offers students in other majors, such as Outdoor Studies, Education, or Liberal Studies, an opportunity to strengthen their analytic and scientific background.

bAChelOr Of ArTs Or sCienCe in envirOnmenTAl sCienCe
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) 4 Written Communication (ll 20100) 4 Speech Communication (Co 10000) 4 Quantitative Reasoning (met by MT 23000 or MT 22000) <4> humanities 8 language 4 Laboratory Science (met by one of required lab courses) <4> Social/Behavioral Science 4 ethical and religious Studies 4 TOTAL 32-40 mAJOr SC SC SC SC SC reQUiremenTs 12000 Physical Geology 16000 Principles of Biology 17000 Principles of Chemistry i 17100 Principles of Chemistry ii 20500 intro to environmental Science b.A. * * 4 4 4 b.s. 4 4 4 4 4 85

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Alaska Pacific University MT 22000 Applied Statistics for Env. Science** MT 23000 Calculus and analytic Geometry i ** MT 24000 Calculus and analytic Geometry ii MT 32000 advanced Statistics select one of the following two courses: SC 25600 environmental Physics SC 27000 General University Physics I SC 33000 ecology SC 36000 Geographic information Systems SC 40500 environmental ethics SC 38500 Junior Practicum SC 49800 research Methods SC 49900 Senior Project Concentration area (courses below) TOTAL electives 4 4 * * * * 4 4 3 4 8 24 67 varies 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 8 16 83 varies

minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128 128 * Not required by B.A. degree. **Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

COnCenTrATiOn AreAs fOr envirOnmenTAl sCienCe b.s. And b.A. degrees
Concentrations for Environmental Science Major include areas: Earth Systems Science, Biological Science, or General Environmental Science. Students seeking a B.A. degree select 24 credit hours in one of these three areas; students selecting the B.S. degree select 16 credits. In each case, at least 12 credits must be upper division. eArTh sYsTems sCienCe COnCenTrATiOn SC 31000 environmental assessment select two courses: SC 12000 Physical Geology SC 22000 historical Geology SC 25600 environmental Physics b.A. 4 8 b.s. 4 <8>

select three courses: 12 MT 24000 Calculus and analytic Geometry ii SC 35000 oceanography SC 35500 Meteorology: Weather and Climate SC 37500 environmental Chemistry SC 40700 Water resources Management SC 42000 environmental Geology SC 42200 Soils and Geomorphology SC 46200 Land Use Planning SC 39200 - SC 49200 Special Topics or SC 38000 - SC 48000 Directed Studies as approved by advisor TOTAL 24

12

16

Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

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Alaska Pacific University biOlOgiCAl sCienCe COnCenTrATiOn b.A. SC 33000 ecology 4 select: 8 SC 14000 introduction to Botany and Zoology SC 16000 Principles of Biology SC 21000 Winter ecology and Cold Weather Physiology SC 23000 Principles of Botany SC 24000 Principles of Zoology select three courses: 12 MT 32000 advanced Statistics SC 30500 Winter ecology with Statistics SC 33100 Principles of Forest Management SC 37500 environmental Chemistry SC 40000 Tropical ecology SC 43000 Conservation Biology SC 46200 Land Use Planning SC 39200 - SC 49200 Special Topics or SC 38000 - SC 48000 Directed Studies as approved by advisor TOTAL 24 b.s. <4> 4 <4>

12

16

Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements. generAl env. sCienCe COnCenTrATiOn b.A. b.A. select one course SC 31000 environmental assessment 4 SC 33000 ecology B.A. requires two additional Laboratory OR Field Science courses 8 B.A. and B.S. require three additional upper division courses in SC or MT 12 TOTAL 24 b.s. 4 <4> <8> 12 16

Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

minOr in envirOnmenTAl sCienCe
minOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs SC 20500 introduction to environmental Science 4 select one course: 4 SC 31000 environmental assessment SC 33000 ecology SC 40500 environmental ethics select one course: 4 MT 22000 Applied Statistics for Env. Science MT 23000 Calculus and analytic Geometry SC 17000 Principles of Chemistry i Two elective lab or Field Courses elective environmental Science Course TOTAL Undergraduate Academic degrees 8 4 24 87

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minOr in mAThemATiCs fOr envirOnmenTAl sCienCes
minOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs MT 32000 advanced Statistics 4 MT 35000 Multivariable Calculus 4 Three courses (12 credits) from the list: MT 35500 introduction to Mathematical Proof 4 MT 36000 Differential Equations and Applications 4 MT 37000 linear algebra and applications 4 MT 38000, 48000 Directed Study 4 SC 38500, 48500 Practicum as Math Tutor 4 TOTAL 20

envirOnmenTAl POliCY And PlAnning
The Environmental Policy and Planning major integrates natural science with social and governmental processes. This combination prepares students to respond effectively to environmental problems and opportunities. The major provides a broad understanding of policy and planning, including the concepts of ecosystem management and sustainable development that actively link natural and social systems. Students view environmental problems from a range of disciplinary perspectives, exploring the role of science in policy making, analyzing social and cultural constraints, and examining methods for conflict resolution. The interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for leadership positions by emphasizing management skills such as geographic information systems (GIS), environmental and social impact assessment, and economic analysis. Graduates are well prepared for graduate or professional school, and environmental planning and policy positions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

bAChelOr Of ArTs in envirOnmenTAl POliCY And PlAnning
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) 4 Written Communication (ll 20100) 4 Speech Communication (Co 10000) 4 Quantitative Reasoning (met by MT 22000) <4> humanities 8 language 4 Laboratory Science (met by one of required lab courses) <4> Social/Behavioral Science 4 ethical and religious Studies 4 TOTAL 32-40 mAJOr BaM MT MT SC SC SC reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs 21600 Survey of economics 4 12100 Precalculus 4 22000 Applied Statistics for Env. Science * 4 20500 introduction to environmental Science 4 31000 environmental assessment 4 33000 ecology 4 88

Undergraduate Academic degrees

Alaska Pacific University SC 34500 ecological economics SC 36000 Geographic information Systems (GiS) SC 40500 environmental ethics SC 38500 Junior Practicum SC 49800 research Methods SC 49900 Senior Project Policy and Planning electives resource electives TOTAL electives minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 4 4 4 3 4 8 12 4 67 varies 128

* Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

Policy and Planning electives

select three courses: SC 36500 applied Geographic information Systems SC 41000 environmental advocacy and leadership SC 41500 natural resource Planning and Politics SC 43000 Conservation Biology SC 43500 environmental law SC 44500 Collaboration in environmental Management SC 46200 Land Use Planning

resource electives

select one course: Mar 33000 human impacts in Marine Systems Mar 42000 Coastal ecosystems oS 40500 recreation and the Public land resource SC 24500 Sustainable Communities SC 33100 Principles of Forest Management SC 40700 Water resources Management

envirOnmenTAl sTUdies mAJOr
The B.A. in Environmental Studies (ES) provides an interdisciplinary major for students interested in social, historical, and artistic aspects of the human place in the regional and global environment. Environmental Studies majors develop basic competencies in the social, natural, and physical sciences and a personal menu of courses to meet the academic and career goals. A flexible major, it combines a core curriculum of lower and upper division coursework and a menu of course concentrations, including environmental nonprofit leadership, science and environment, culture and environment, and communication and environment. Advising may be coordinated with other departments as warranted by a student’s particular interests.

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bAChelOr Of ArTs in envirOnmenTAl sTUdies
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (Co 10000) Quantitative Reasoning humanities language laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science ethical and religious Studies TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 4 8 4 4 <4> 4 36 -40

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs BaM 21600 Survey of economics* 4 SC 20000 introduction to environmental Studies 4 SC 33000 ecology 4 Field Course elective 4 Directed Study 4 Research methods (SC 49800, OS 49800, 4 PY 30000, or IS 44500) Junior Practicum (choose from departments) 3 Senior Project (choose from departments) 8 Concentration Courses 24 TOTAL 59 electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128

field Course electives

select one course: Mar 22500 Survey of Marine Biology Mar 41000 Coral reef ecology Mar 42000 Coastal ecosystems oS 30200 Wildland ecosystems and human impacts PY 25000 nature and Psychological Well-Being SC 11000 natural history of alaska SC 14000 introduction to Botany and Zoology SC 21000 Winter ecology SC 24000 Principles of Zoology SC 24500 Sustainable Communities SC 30000 Tropical natural history SC 35000 oceanography

COnCenTrATiOn AreAs envirOnmenTAl sTUdies
At least 24 credits from the following courses are required with 12 credits or more at the upper division level. Choosing the coursework from a single concentration area is not required but is recommended to offer focus to the Environmental Studies degree. Undergraduate Academic degrees 90

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environmental And nonprofit leadership Concentration
BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BaM oS SC SC SS

21000 Intro to the Nonprofit Sector 42000 Board and Volunteer Management 42100 Budget and Finance for Nonprofits 42200 Fundraising and Resource Development for Nonprofits 42300 Planning and Evaluation of Nonprofit Organizations 45800 organizational Behavior and leadership 40100 The Business of recreation 34500 ecological economics 41000 environmental advocacy and leadership 30500 advanced Studies in Social Sciences

science And environment Concentration
Mar Mar oS SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC CS GS

33000 human impacts in Marine Systems 42000 Coastal ecosystems ecology 30200 Wildland ecosystems and human impacts 11000 natural history of alaska 14000 introduction to Botany and Zoology 21500 Glaciology and Glacier Travel 25600 environmental Physics 35000 oceanography 35500 Meteorology 40700 Water resources Management 42000 environmental Geology 42200 Soils and Geomorphology 43000 Conservation Biology 45500 Climate Change 22700 history and Culture of alaska natives 16000 Toward Sustainability: organic Gardening at Kellogg Farm 30100 advanced Studies in history 20100 liberal Studies Seminar i: Ways of Knowing 30300 applied exercise Physiology 20400 Philosophy of Science 30400 advanced Studies in Philosophy of Science 25000 nature and Psychological Well-Being 35000 Psychotherapeutic Use of the Wilderness 24500 Sustainable Communities 40500 environmental ethics 43500 environmental law

Culture And environment Concentration

hi lS oS Ph Ph PY PY SC SC SC CO CO FP HU ll ll ll Ph Ph

Communication And environment Concentration
20400 Print Journalism 30400 Advanced Print Journalism 30000 advanced Studies in Fine arts 30000 Advanced Studies In The Humanities 20200 introduction To Creative Writing 20300 Business and Technical Writing 30200 advanced Creative Writing 20400 Philosophy of Science 30400 advanced Studies in Philosophy of Science

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Alaska Pacific University

mArine biOlOgY
The B.A. degree in Marine Biology (MAR) provides students with expertise in the biological sciences applied to marine environments. The B.S. degree in Marine Biology requires additional coursework in the physical and natural sciences while maintaining the traditional B.A. degree program focus on active learning and project-based learning experiences. The B.S. degree is recommended for students who intend to pursue a graduate degree or who intend to work professionally in the field of marine biology. Marine Biology majors must complete 64 credit hours in the Marine Biology Core (B.S.) and 16 credit hours of Marine Biology electives. The Marine Biology minor offers students in other majors, such as Education or Liberal Studies, an opportunity to strengthen their analytic and scientific background; and offers students in Environmental Science an opportunity to learn applications of their field to marine systems and resources.

bAChelOr Of ArTs Or sCienCe in mArine biOlOgY
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) 4 Written Communication (ll 20100) 4 Speech Communication (Co 10000) 4 Quantitative Reasoning (met by MT 22000 or MT 23000) <4> humanities 8 language 4 Laboratory Science (met by one of required lab courses) <4> Social/Behavioral Science 4 ethical and religious Studies 4 TOTAL 32-40 mAJOr reQUiremenTs Mar 22400 Marine Field Work Mar 22500 Survey of Marine Biology Mar 33000 human impacts in Marine Systems Mar 49000 Seminar MT 22000 Applied Statistics for Env. Science ** MT 23000 Calculus and analytic Geometry i ** MT 24000 Calculus and analytic Geometry ii SC 16000 Principles of Biology SC 17000 Principles of Chemistry i SC 17100 Principles of Chemistry ii SC 25600 environmental Physics or SC 27000 General University Physics I SC 33000 ecology SC 40500 environmental ethics SC 49800 research Methods MAR 49900 Senior Project b.A. 4 4 4 4 4 4 * 4 4 * * * * 4 8 b.s. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8

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Alaska Pacific University MAR 38500 Junior Practicum 4 Marine Biology electives (no more than 4 credits Lower Division) 12 TOTAL 60 electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128 4 16 84 varies 128

* Not required by B.A. degree. ** Also satisfies GUR’s. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

marine biology electives (lower division)
SC 14000 introduction to Botany and Zoology MAR 21000 Aquarium Biology Mar 25000 Marine natural history

marine biology electives (Upper division)

Mar 31500 invertebrate Zoology Mar 32000 ichthyology Mar 32500 ecological Physiology of Marine organisms MAR 33500 Seabirds & Marine Mammals MAR 34000 Scientific Diving Mar 41000 Coral reef ecology Mar 42000 Coastal ecosystems Ph 30400 advanced Studies in Philosophy of Science SC 35000 oceanography Mar 38000/48000 Directed Study (Marine Biology topic) and/or 30000-40000 level Special Topics or Directed Study courses as approved by advisor.

minOr in mArine biOlOgY
minOr reQUiremenTs Mar 22500 Survey of Marine Biology Mar 33000 human impacts in Marine Systems SC 16000 Principles of Biology Marine Biology electives (lower Division) Marine Biology Electives (Upper Division) TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 4 8 24

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Alaska Pacific University

liberAl sTUdies dePArTmenT
The liberal Studies Department (lS) is designed for self-directed learners interested in the liberal arts and social sciences. Since this department is interdisciplinary, so too are the programs of study. Students have a choice between following one of the concentrations in writing, literature, religion studies, philosophy, or pre-law, outlined below or creating an individualized concentration. We encourage students to incorporate courses from other departments into their program. In all of these, students work with their academic advisor to plan courses, directed studies, internships, and projects that reflect the student’s personal and professional goals. All academic plans culminate in a senior project, which demonstrates the student’s learning, initiative, and interests. A Liberal Studies degree can be excellent preparation for graduate school, law school, and teaching credential programs. Upon graduating with a degree in Liberal Studies, a student should demonstrate: • Understanding of the distinctive ways in which the Social Sciences and humanities approach knowledge • Appreciation of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as liberators of the mind and spirit from narrow thinking and ignorance • Self-Understanding and Self-Direction that encourage postgraduate pursuits in one’s interests and values • Activism/Community Service that recognizes the interrelations of education and citizenship

AssOCiATe Of ArTs in CAreer And TeChniCAl edUCATiOn
associate of arts Career and Technical education (CTe) Degree is a two-year distance education degree designed in conjunction with Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC). It provides industry subject matter experts with the academic background, technical knowledge, skills, and experiences to become effective trainers for career and technical education. The major requirements incorporate active learning and are based on “train the trainer” models, covering learning theory, instructional media, curriculum design, and instructional strategy. As part of the A.A. requirements, students also take General University Requirements (GUR) reflective of a liberal arts education. Students complete 32 credits of GUR coursework through the APU RANA Distance Education Program and 32 credits of work in the major through APU/AVTEC-developed and taught courses, principally through distance delivery. Associate of Arts Degree coursework can be applied toward a Bachelor of arts degree at a later time. GURs: Courses are offered through distance delivery (RANA). generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) Written Communication (ll 10100) Speech Communication Quantitative Undergraduate Academic degrees CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 3-4 94

Alaska Pacific University humanities lab Science Social/Behavioral Ethic/Religious Values TOTAL 4 4 4 4 31-32

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs CTe 10100 Foundations of Career and Technical education 3 CTe 10200 Methods of instruction 3 CTe 20100 Curriculum Development 3 CTE 20200 Project Planning and Management 3 CTe 20300 Workplace Safety 3 CTe 20400 internet and Computing Core or GS 10000 Computer applications 2-4 CTe 20500 instructional Technology or CTE 21500 Introduction to Video Production for CTE 2-3 CTe 20600 internship i 6 CTe 20700 internship ii 6 TOTAL 31-34 minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 64

bAChelOr Of ArTs in liberAl sTUdies
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) 4 Written Communication (ll 20100) 4 Speech Communication (Co 10000) 4 Quantitative Reasoning (MT 12100, 21000, 22000, or Ph 20300) 4 humanities 8 languages 4 laboratory Science 4 Social/Behavioral Science 4 Ethical and Religious Values 4 TOTAL 40 mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs 4 lS 20100 liberal Studies Seminar i: Ways of Knowing (Sophomore Seminar) lS 20200 liberal Studies Seminar ii: introduction to 4 humanities lS 20300 liberal Studies Seminar iii: 4 introduction to Social Sciences Directed Studies and Focused elective 28 Coursework (advisor/Student Designed)* LS 38500 Junior Practicum 3 LS 49800 Senior Project Proposal (2-4 credits) anD LS 49900 Senior Project (3-10 credits) 12 TOTAL 55 electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement Undergraduate Academic degrees 128 95

Alaska Pacific University * These two requirements must total 28 credits. Directed Studies minimum = 4 credits, maximum = 12 credits; Focused Elective Course Work minimum = 16 credits. At least four credits of directed study and 16 credits of focused elective coursework must be completed at the 30000-40000 level. At least 4 of the credits of focused coursework must be completed at the 30000-40000 level in Liberal Studies offerings.

OPTiOnAl COnCenTrATiOns COnCenTrATiOn in liTerATUre
Statement of Purpose: The literature concentration is meant to help students pursue their own paths of knowledge through the exploration of great literature. Students will develop reflective self-knowledge, creative expression and activism. This concentration will also help students prepare for graduate work in the humanities. mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs lS 20100 Ways of Knowing 4 lS 20200 intro to humanities 4 lS 20300 intro to Social Sciences 4 ll 20600 intro to literature and language 8 LL 40600 Adv. Topics in Literature and Language 16 Directed Studies 4 LS 38500 Junior Practicum 3 LS 49800 Senior Project Proposal (2-4 credits) anD LS 49900 Senior Project (3-10 credits) 12 TOTAL 55

suggested electives

GS 13300 Critical Thinking ll 20200/30200 Creative Writing ll 40600 rhetoric Second semester language

COnCenTrATiOn in PhilOsOPhY
Statement of Purpose: The philosophy concentration allows students the opportunity to create a systematic program of study in how and why we think about things the way we do. Pragmatically, it also increases one’s critical and analytical abilities. Directed studies, the practicum, and senior project offer students options of either breadth or depth in particular fields of philosophy. mAJOr lS lS lS Ph GS Ph Ph reQUiremenTs 20100 Ways of Knowing 20200 intro to humanities 20300 intro to Social Sciences 20300 Symbolic logic or 13300 Critical Thinking 20200 introduction to ethics 20100 introductory Topics in Philosophy CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 4 4 4 96

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Alaska Pacific University 20400 Philosophy of Science 30100 advanced Topics in Philosophy anD/or PH 30400 Adv. Studies in Philosophy of Science Directed Studies LS 38500 Junior Practicum LS 49800 Senior Project Proposal (2-4 credits) anD LS 49900 Senior Project (3-10 credits) TOTAL Ph Ph 4 8 4 3 12 55

suggested Courses
hi ll rS SS

20100 World history i 40600 rhetoric 30100 advanced Topics in religious Studies 10500 Intro to Anthropology, Sociology

COnCenTrATiOn in Pre-lAW
Statement of Purpose: No specific undergraduate major is required for admission to law schools, but students considering this profession, or who want a rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, may find a prelaw concentration attractive. The combination of GUR courses and these listed below meet the recommendations of the american Bar association’s “Preparation for Legal Education.” mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs lS 20100 Ways of Knowing 4 lS 20200 intro to humanities 4 lS 20300 intro to Social Sciences 4 GS 13300 Critical Thinking 4 Ph 20200 introduction to ethics 4 HI 20100 U.S. Government 4 hi 30100 Constitutional law 4 ll 40600 rhetoric 4 Ph 20300 Symbolic logic 4 Upper Division Course 4 Directed Studies 4 LS 38500 Junior Practicum 3 LS 49800 Senior Project Proposal (2-4 credits) anD LS 49900 Senior Project (3-10 credits) 12 TOTAL 55

recommended Courses

select one course: Ba 21600 Survey of economics BaM 36100 law and Citizenship HI 20100 World History I, II PY 15000 intro to Psychology SS 10500 intro to Social Sciences

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COnCenTrATiOn in religiOn sTUdies
Statement of Purpose: Religion is one of the major forces that shapes human culture, commitments and behavior. A Religion Studies Concentration allows Liberal Studies Majors to focus their studies in the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies, to develop critical and analytical skills, as well as to gain and demonstrate an understanding of the methods and materials used in the academic study of Religion. The concentration offers a broad background for graduate studies in religion, ministry, history, as well as international studies or programs in the allied fields. It is designed to integrate several fields of studies while learning about religious communities, religious texts, theological discourse and spirituality. It is also possible to develop a special emphasis within the concentration such as Biblical Studies, the Philosophy of Religion, or Catholic Studies. mAJOr lS lS lS Ph rS reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs 20100 Ways of Knowing 4 20200 intro to humanities 4 20300 intro to Social Sciences 4 20100 Philosophy Topic 4 20100 World religions 4 or rS 20200 Foundations of religion rS 30100 advanced Studies in religion 4 RS 30300 Adv. Topics in Biblical Studies 4 or RS 30500 Adv. Topics in Catholic Studies Directed Studies 4 LS 38500 Junior Practicum 3 LS 49800 Senior Project Proposal (2-4 credits) anD LS 49900 Senior Project (3-10 credits) 12 TOTAL 55 HI Ph SS 20100 World History I. II 20200 intro to ethics 10500 Intro to Anthropology, Sociology

suggested Courses

COnCenTrATiOn in WriTing
Statement of Purpose: Writing well, whether for personal satisfaction or professional purposes, is a fundamental ability. This concentration offers students a liberal education in writing theory and practice. Students will be well prepared for career opportunities and for graduate studies in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, and creative writing programs. mAJOr reQUiremenTs lS 20100 Ways of Knowing lS 20200 intro to humanities lS 20300 intro to Social Sciences Choice of: CO 20400 Print Journalism CO 30400 Advanced Print Journalism Undergraduate Academic degrees CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 *20 98

Alaska Pacific University ll ll ll ll ll 20200 intro to Creative Writing 20300 Business and Technical Writing 20600 intro to literature and language 30200 advanced Creative Writing 40600 advanced Studies in literature and language Directed Studies LS LS LS TOTAL 38500 Junior Practicum 49800 Senior Project Proposal (2-4 credits) anD 49900 Senior Project (3-10 credits)

4

12 55

* At least 16 upper division credits.

suggested Courses

GS 13300 Critical Thinking ll 40600 rhetoric Second semester language

minOr in liberAl sTUdies
a minor in liberal Studies provides students with an opportunity to participate in lively and open discussion of current philosophical, social, and aesthetic issues, to pursue personal interests (including fiction writing, photography, and theater) not addressed in more structured programs of study, and enhance those skills (such as oral and written communication) which employers identify as desirable in prospective employees, and essential for increased mobility in organizations. Because the minor in liberal Studies gives wide latitude to students in choosing their coursework, students need to meet with an advisor in the Liberal Studies Department to set up the course of study. This plan should be completed before beginning the senior year. The minor will consist of a total of 20 hours of course work, excluding those Liberal Studies courses that are counted toward General University Requirements or first year language credits. reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs liberal arts courses 16 (may include 4 credits of directed study) liberal Studies Seminar 4 (choose from LS 20100, LS20200, or LS20300) TOTAL 20 Of the 16 credits of Liberal Studies coursework required for the minor in Liberal Studies (4 of which can be directed study credits), a minimum of 4 credits of focused coursework must be completed at 30000-40000 level.

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Alaska Pacific University

OUTdOOr sTUdies dePArTmenT
The outdoor Studies Department offers the following degree programs: Outdoor studies, b.A., or minor optional concentrations offered in: Outdoor Education, Wilderness Therapy, Commercial Recreation/Tourism, or Land Management outdoor Studies (0S) prepares students for careers in outdoor recreation and education through expedition and classroom learning. Students may choose to pursue a concentration in outdoor education, wilderness therapy, commercial recreation/tourism, or land management. Our goal is to graduate students who are prepared to serve an increasingly diverse outdoor constituency. Alaska Pacific University’s (APU) block and session is an ideal structure for active learning. The four week blocks allow students to explore remote wild places with seasoned outdoor instructors that model industry standards in an expedition setting. It is our expectation that OS students will apply those guidelines in all their backcountry pursuits. During the session students have the opportunity to experience a variety challenging academic classes. a graduate with a degree in outdoor Studies is expected to: • Design, implement, and evaluate indoor and outdoor recreational programs • Demonstrate the art of expedition leadership and related outdoor skills • Understand the significance of public lands to a culturally diverse outdoor community • Interpret natural history for educational curricula, and • Articulate ethical principles and standards relevant to outdoor recreation professionals. Block courses require that students pay lab fees to help offset the costs associated with the higher instructor student ratios necessary for safe wilderness travel. Alaska Pacific University has arranged an articulation agreement with the national outdoor leadership School (nolS) for applicable course work. APU courses use public lands including the Chugach National Forest and Alaska State Parks.

Professional expectations for students
The outdoor Studies faculty encourage students to fully develop their knowledge and skills in outdoor leadership by capitalizing on the social and natural opportunities unique to APU and Alaska. Students are expected to: • Practice what they have learned in class on their own time. • Follow appropriate professional standards and behaviors. • Use a conservative approach in their adventure pursuits. • Take small, incremental steps to improve their skills. Undergraduate Academic degrees 100

Alaska Pacific University • • • • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, and recognize the strengths and weaknesses of other group members. Communicate with group members to achieve common understandings. Be in appropriate physical condition for activities they are engaged in. Understand and accept the risks of each activity.

bAChelOr Of ArTs in OUTdOOr sTUdies
generAl UniversiTY reQUiremenTs introduction to active learning (GS 13500) Written Communication (ll 20100) Speech Communication (Co 10001) Quantitative Reasoning (MT 22000) humanities languages laboratory Science Social/Behavioral Science Ethical and Religious Values TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 <4> 8 4 4 4 4 36 -40

mAJOr reQUiremenTs CrediT hOUrs oS 20000 introduction to outdoor Studies 4 (Sophomore Seminar) oS 20100 recreational Program Design 4 oS 20200 Wilderness First responder 4 oS 37000 risk Management for outdoor Professionals 2 OS 38500 Junior Practicum 3-12 oS 47000 advanced Topics in outdoor leadership 2 SC 40500 environmental ethics 4 Natural History requirement 8 Upper Division requirement 8 Expedition requirement 4 applied Statistics for environmental Science (MT 22000)* 4 OS Skill requirement 6 Research Methods requirement 4 OS 49900 Senior Project 8 or 12 TOTAL 65 -78 electives varies minimum graduation Credit hour requirement 128

* Also satisfies GURs. Credits in < angular brackets > are satisfied by Major Requirements.

natural history requirement

select two courses: (May not use laboratory science course used to satisfy GURs.) Mar 22000 Diversity of the Fishes Mar 23500 Seabirds and Marine Mammals Mar 41000 Coral reef ecology oS 21000 Snow and avalanche Science for Professionals

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Alaska Pacific University SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC 11000 natural history of alaska 12000 Physical Geology 14000 introduction to Botany and Zoology 15500 introduction to Meteorology 21000 Winter ecology and Cold Weather Physiology 21500 Glaciology and Glacier Travel 24000 Principles of Zoology 33000 ecology 34000 animal Behavior 35000 oceanography 35500 Meteorology 40000 Tropical ecology 45500 Climate Change 4

research methods requirement

select one course: oS 40400 recreation research Methods PY 30000 Methods of investigation: research in Psychology SC 49800 research Methods

Upper division (30000/40000 level) requirement
select two courses: oS 30300 applied exercise Physiology oS 40200 outdoor education oS 40300 alaska natural history interpretation oS 40500 recreation and the Public land resource oS 40100 The Business of recreation PY 35000 Psychotherapeutic Uses of the Wilderness

8

expedition requirement

select one course: 4 oS 31000 expedition leadership oS 31200 expedition Mountaineering oS 31300 expedition Sea Kayaking oS 31600 expedition Glacier Travel (all expedition and activity courses have additional costs and fees.) Complete 6 credits from the following courses: Mar 11000/11500 Scuba Diving (2) MAR 34000 Scientific Diving (4) oS 11000 introduction to Wilderness Skills (4) oS 11100 Dog Mushing (2) oS 11200 introduction to Winter Wilderness Skills (4) oS 11300 Sea Kayaking (1) oS 11400 Beginning rock Climbing (2) oS 11500 Beginning ice Climbing (2) OS 11700 Equipments Design and Repair (2) oS 20300 Wilderness First responder refresher (1) oS 20400 leave no Trace Master educator (1) oS 21100 Backcountry Travel (4) oS 21200 Backcountry Skiing (2) OS 21400 Recreation, Culture, and Environment (4) oS 21500 rescue Methods on land (2) oS 21600 Search Methods on land (2) 6

Outdoor skill requirement

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Alaska Pacific University Pe Pe SC 10300 run/Ski/Bouldering(1) 20300 Skate Skiingn (1) 21500 Glaciology and Glacier Travel (4)

COnCenTrATiOn AreAs fOr OUTdOOr sTUdies
Students may use classes to meet both the concentration and oS core requirements where applicable.

Outdoor education

eD 21400 exploring the learning Community eD 24100 Creative expressions eD 45300 Multicultural education oS 40200 outdoor education oS 40300 aK natural history interpretation oS 40400 recreation research PY 34000 abnormal Psychology SC 11000 natural history of aK eD/oS 38500 Practicum with outdoor education concentration

2 4 3 4 4 4 3-4 4 3-12

Wilderness Therapy
PY PY PY PY

15000 introduction to Psychology 21500 lifespan human Development 25000 nature and Psychological Well-Being 30000 Methods of investigation: research Psychology PY 30500 individuality and Group Process PY 33000 The Psychology of Substance abuse PY 34000 abnormal Psychology PY 35000 Psychotherapeutic Uses of the Wilderness PY/oS 38500 Practicum with Wilderness Therapy concentration

4 4 4 4 3-4 4 3-4 4 3-12

Commercial recreation/Tourism

Ba 10300 Foundations of Business Ba 20400 Survey of accounting Ba 20700 Marketing BaM 21600 Survey of economics BaM 30200 Business Finance oS 40100 The Business of recreation oS 40400 recreation research Methods oS 40500 recreation and the Public land resource Ba/oS 38500 Practicum with recreation and Tourism concentration

4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3-12

land management
oS oS SC

40300 alaska natural history interpretation 40400 recreation research Methods or 49800 research Methods

4 4

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Alaska Pacific University oS 40500 recreation and the Public land resource SC 31000 environmental assessment SC 36000 Geographic information Systems (GiS) SC 43500 environmental law SC 44500 Collaboration in environmental Mgmt SC 46200 Land Use Planning oS/SC 38500 Practicum with land Management concentration 4 4 4 4 4 4 3-12

minOr in OUTdOOr sTUdies
The outdoor Studies minor provides students the ability to customize their major by gaining knowledge and experience of the outdoor recreation profession. Some directed study course work may be applied to the minor. reQUired COUrses oS 20000 introduction to outdoor Studies oS 20200 Wilderness First responder SC environmental Science elective oS outdoor Studies elective OS Outdoor Studies Skill requirement TOTAL CrediT hOUrs 4 4 4 4 6 22

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UndergrAdUATe ACAdemiC COUrses, AbbreviATiOns, And COUrse desCriPTiOns
Course/subject Abbreviation
accounting Business administration Business administration and Management Communication Cultural Studies Career and Technical education education Fine arts General Studies (liberal Studies) health Services administration history human Services Humanities interdisciplinary Studies Language, Literature, and Writing liberal Studies Marine Biology Mathematics outdoor Studies Philosophy Physical education Psychology religious Studies Science Social Sciences aC Ba BaM Co CS CTe eD/eDi FP GS hSa hi hS HU iS LL lS Mar MT oS Ph Pe PY rS SC SS

AC – Accounting

(offered through the Business administration Department)

AC 46000 finAnCiAl ACCOUnTing And PUbliC rePOrTing i (3) The first in a series of 3 courses introduces students to the concepts and practices of accounting and reporting financial transactions for public companies. A study of the history of accounting profession and the accounting standards setting process, in-depth review of the accounting process and complex problem solving, accounting for current assets: cash, receivables, inventory, and financial statement analysis. Offered Fall.

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Alaska Pacific University AC 46100 finAnCiAl ACCOUnTing And PUbliC rePOrTing ii (3) This course will continue to build skills and knowledge necessary to understand and apply Financial accounting Standards in preparing financial statements. Contents include: accounting for payroll, current liabilities, long-term liabilities, and stockholders’ equity. Emphasis will be placed on reporting issues and concepts. Topics also covered: controversial issues in accounting for complex transactions such as stock options, warrants, earnings per share, and financial statement analysis. Offered Fall. AC 46200 AdvAnCed COsT And mAnAgeriAl ACCOUnTing (3) Study of cost concepts and analysis for strategic planning and chain analysis, profit variance analysis, cost analysis and control, and strategic financial analysis for long-term major investments. Offered Spring. AC 46300 ACCOUnTing infOrmATiOn sYsTems (3) This course is designed to assist current and soon-to-be managers, auditors, and accountants to become familiar with what makes an accounting information system function. Offered Summer. AC 46400 finAnCiAl ACCOUnTing And PUbliC rePOrTing iii (3) This course will continue to build skills and knowledge necessary to understand and apply Financial accounting Standards in preparing financial statements. The course will specifically address financial accounting standards related to income and expense recognition, investments, leases, pensions, deferred taxes, full disclosure of significant financial transactions in financial statements, and financial statement analysis. Offered Spring. AC 46500 AUdiTing (3) This course describes the role of the auditor; professional standards and ethics; organization, planning and execution of the audit; audit programs and procedures for specific account balances and general audit procedures; auditor’s report and other attestation and accounting services; and internal, operational, and compliance audit. Offered Summer. AC 47000 seminAr in TAXATiOn (3) Seminar in Taxation develops a framework, which provides a method to analyze the effects of tax rules on individual and corporate decision making. The course involves the study of the development of tax laws, their impact on economic policy, and special current topics in taxation. Also, students select topics of interest to research. Offered Fall. AC 49700 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl seminAr i (4) This is the first of the three directed study courses focused on the senior project. Students develop a plan of action with timeline for completing senior project, select a topic, and defend it. Extensive reading on the topic is required in this course. The paper must include a description of the senior project, scope, purpose, and a review of the literature. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. The student must complete work required in AC 49700 before beginning Undergraduate Course descriptions 106

Alaska Pacific University work on 49800. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, and IS 44500. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. AC 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl seminAr ii (4) This is the second directed study course focused on the senior project. Students must complete AC 49700 before working on AC 49800. Revise action plan developed in AC 49700 if necessary, and carry out the project. The written paper must detail method of data collection and analysis. if applicable the proposal must be approved by the institutional review Board before data collection. Students must complete work required in AC 49800 before beginning work on AC 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, IS 44500 and AC 49700. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. AC 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (4) Third and final directed study course focused on the senior project requires completing the written paper and making an oral presentation to the Senior Project committee. Students must complete AC 49800 before working on AC 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, IS 44500, and AC 49800. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

BA - business Administration

(offered through the Business administration Department)

bA 10300 fOUndATiOns Of bUsiness (4) This course will introduce students to the principles of accounting, finance, marketing strategy, production, planning and teamwork. This class provides the initial foundation for future classes in the Business Administration course of study. Offered Fall/Spring. bA 20000 sOPhOmOre seminAr: reseArCh meThOds And PrOblem sOlving (4) research methodology used in business and marketing research beginning with problem formulation, determination of sources of information, research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and preparation and presentation of research findings. Satisfies the Sophomore Seminar GUR. bA 20400 sUrveY Of ACCOUnTing (4) This course provides an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Topics covered in the course include preparation and interpretation of financial statements; concepts, principles, and assumptions used in the preparation of financial statements; cost concepts, cost determination and analysis; and budgeting. Offered Fall/Spring. bA 20500 leAdershiP (4) an experiential course applying leadership and group development theory to personal and group awareness. Students will have the opportunity to examine and explore their own leadership styles, traits, and behaviors. Students will work in groups in an experiential learning laboratory format. Block course. Undergraduate Course descriptions 107

Alaska Pacific University bA 20600 enTrePreneUrshiP (4) This course will provide an overview of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship focusing on the nature, environment, and risks of new venture formation. Topics include: the entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition, market assessment, feasibility plan, how to structure a new venture, pricing strategies, financing the product or service idea, legal structures, and harvesting of the new venture. Offered Fall/ Spring. bA 20700 mArKeTing (4) This course covers consumer behavior, market research, strategy, distribution, promotion, planning, pricing, and support. Students will learn how to develop and evaluate market plans and assess interventions aimed at managing customer value. Offered Fall/Spring. bA 21500 sTATisTiCAl dATA AnAlYsis (4) an introduction to the theory and practice of Statistics with an emphasis on data mining and analysis. Topics will include a discussion of descriptive statistics, the major discrete and continuous distributions as they relate to business and financial data sets, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and basic forecasting methods. Prerequisite: MT 10100 or equivalent. Satisfies the Quantitative Skills GUR. bA 36000 bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn TrAvel COUrse (2-4) Designed to enrich course work for upper division students in business administration, this course provides the opportunity for travel to relevant locations nationally and internationally. bA 36200 inTermediATe sTUdies in bUsiness (4) This menu course is designed to provide students with intermediate level elective courses in business administration in two distinct areas: Functional studies and Industry studies. Functional studies include taking selected topics courses in subjects such as organizational behavior, management, finance, marketing, quantitative analysis, accounting, law, international business, human resources, etc. Industry studies include selected topics courses in arts, not-for-profit sector, government, health care, non-governmental organizations, manufacturing, natural resources, tourism, etc. bA 41000 AdvAnCed sTUdies in bUsiness (3-4) Students who want to further develop understanding gained in the intermediate Studies in Business may take advanced level courses in the areas of Functional studies and Industry studies. Functional studies include taking selected topics courses in subjects such as organizational behavior, management, finance, marketing, quantitative analysis, accounting, law, international business, human resources, etc. Industry studies include selected topics courses in arts, not-for-profit sector, government, health care, non-governmental organizations, manufacturing, natural resources, tourism, etc. Prerequisite: Intermediate Studies in Business or instructor permission. bA 49700 seniOr PrOJeCT/Thesis PrOPOsAl i (4) This is the first of the three directed study courses focused on the senior project. Students develop a plan of action with timeline Undergraduate Course descriptions 108

Alaska Pacific University for completing senior project, select a topic, and defend it. Extensive reading on the topic is required in this course. The paper must include a description of the senior project, scope, purpose, and a review of the literature. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. The student must complete work required in BA 49700 before beginning work on BA 49800. Prerequisites: LL 20100, BA 20000, BA 21500, and senior standing. bA 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT/Thesis PrOPOsAl ii (4) This is the second directed study course focused on the senior project. Students must complete BA 49700 before working on BA 49800. Revise action plan developed in BA 49700 if necessary, and carry out the project. The written paper must detail method of data collection and analysis. If applicable the proposal must be approved by the Institutional Review Board before data collection. Students must complete work required in BA 49800 before beginning work on BA 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, BA 20000, BA 21500, BA 49700, and senior standing. bA 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (4) Third and final directed study course focused on the senior project requires completing the written paper and making an oral presentation to the Senior Project committee. Students must complete BA 49800 before working on BA 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, BA 20000, BA 21500, BA 49800, and senior standing. bA 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) Individual study in a given business or management field under the guidance of a faculty member. bA 28500, 38500, 48500 PrACTiCUm (1-4) Practical work experience or other experiential opportunity to apply learning in real world activity or work place. Guidance is provided by the collaborative efforts of the student, faculty, and on-site supervisor. bA 38600, 48600 inTernshiP (1-3) All internships have two components: learning by doing and reflection. learning by doing is achieved through apprenticeship with an organization outside the university or the academic department. Reflection includes reading and well thought out articulation of the outcome of the internship. The intern will work under the supervision of the organizational sponsor and a faculty member. The internship experiences are completed with a reflection paper. A presentation of the internship learning experience may be required. Co-requisite for BA 38600: BA 38700. Co-requisite for BA 48600: BA 48700. bA 38700, 48700 inTernshiP seminAr (1) All students are required to take an internship seminar along with the internship; i.e. apprenticeship experience. The seminar will utilize literature relevant to internship experience. Co-requisite for BA 38700: BA 38600. Co-requisite for BA 48700: BA 48600. Undergraduate Course descriptions 109

Alaska Pacific University

bAm – business Administration and management

(offered through the Business administration Department)

bAm 10500 bUsiness mATh (4) This course provides students with basic algebra and mathematics skills to solve business problems and also lay a foundation for the advanced mathematical requirements found in college-level quantitative business courses. Students will be exposed to the arithmetic and algebraic principles underlying pricing, depreciation, investments and insurance problems as relevant business topics utilizing such tools. Word problems will be included in each of these topics so that students can experientially relate to their real-world applications. Offered Fall/ Spring. bAm 20000 ACCOUnTing fOr The infOrmATiOn Age i (3) Introduction to financial accounting including principles and concepts underlying financial accounting, uses and preparation of accounting information, and examination of alternative accounting methods. (Elective module that can be added to the regular BaM Program curriculum for students wishing more experience in accounting.) bAm 20100 ACCOUnTing fOr The infOrmATiOn Age ii (3) Building on BAM 20000, this course is designed to equip the student with additional tools for using accounting information in a decision making context. The objective is to provide students with an opportunity for an in-depth analysis of balance sheet accounts, how they interrelate, and how they can be used in decision-making. There will be a heavy emphasis on accounting information from the perspective of the user. (Elective module that can be added to the regular BAM Program curriculum for students wishing more experience in accounting.) bAm 20200 ACCOUnTing fOr The infOrmATiOn Age iii (3) Assist current and soon-to-be managers, auditors, and accountants in becoming familiar with accounting analysis, design, and implementation of information systems. Prerequisite: BAM 20000 or equivalent. (Elective module that can be added to the regular BAM Program curriculum for students wishing more experience in accounting.) bAm 21000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO The nOn-PrOfiT seCTOr (3) This course will provide an overview of the not-for-profit sector, its origins, tax and legal basis, and key trends impacting the sector and will also examine the ethical standards observed in today’s not-for-profit organizations. This course will also demonstrate the critical roles notfor-profits play in society, describe the national tax and legal treatment of the sector, and place Alaska not-for-profit sector in a national context. Offered Fall. bAm 21600 sUrveY Of eCOnOmiCs (4) The study of individual decision making (households, firms, and other organizations) and how markets mediate and aggregate such decisions. Issues addressed will include the determination of prices, incomes, and methods of production. Particular attention will be focused on “market failures” where individual self-interested decisions can lead to perverse Undergraduate Course descriptions 110

Alaska Pacific University results (e.g., pollution, congestion, under-provision of socially desirable goods). The consequences of government policies will be explored. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Prerequisite: BAM 10500 or MT 10100. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 25900 finAnCiAl TOOls fOr mAnAgemenT (3) Students will learn to analyze financial statements using ratios. Review of financial tools used to plan, measure, and manage internal performances related to cost, efficiency, and profit. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 30200 bUsiness finAnCe (3) An introduction to corporate finance including: discussion of the commonly accepted tools used in financial planning and analysis, the time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting before and after taxes will be considered, as well as proper financial decision making under risk and uncertainty. Prerequisite: BAM 25900 and (BAM 10500 or MT 10100). Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 31000 venTUre mAnAgemenT (3) This course immerses the student in the practical matters of venture management. Students study the various stages of venture growth, from the idea stage, to the problematic start-up phase, through the crises stage of fast-growth to maturity. Students study the impact of ebusiness on venture management and explore the full range of debt and equity funding options available to the businessperson. bAm 31500 TOUrism mAnAgemenT (3) This course is an overview of tourism management. Students learn the fundamentals of how each segment of the industry operates and the interdependence between each segment. Students will examine the phases of tour operations from concept design through logistics management to marketing and tour operations management. Students will also explore the unique and specific management, logistics, and marketing challenges faced by managers in the event, incentive, meetings, and conventions industries. bAm 32000 fUndAmenTAls Of TeleCOmmUniCATiOns (3) This course provides an overview of the basic technology of telecommunications. bAm 32100 TeleCOmmUniCATiOn POliCY And regUlATiOn (3) This course provides an overview of federal and state regulatory policy and practice, with emphasis on the implementation of the Telecommunications act of 1996 and the resulting migration from regulated to emerging competitive markets. Appropriate regulatory strategies will be introduced and analyzed. bAm 33000 lAbOr And emPlOYee relATiOns (3) an examination of employee relations within organizations concentrating on labor-management relations in a union environment. Alternative Dispute resolution (aDr) and the national labor relations Board (NLRB) will be examined. Undergraduate Course descriptions 111

Alaska Pacific University bAm 33100 COmPensATiOn And benefiTs in The WOrKPlACe (3) The materials contained in the course examine strategic choices in managing compensations and benefits. Compensation theories and models are discussed in relationship to current organizational realities and practices. bAm 36100 lAW And CiTiZenshiP (3) This course covers a survey of the major areas of law that are fundamental to our economic system and which influence business decision making. The evolution and application of specific legal principles and substantive rules that govern disputes and transactions are explored, as well as court structures and procedures. Basic legal research skill and knowledge are developed as part of the course. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 42000 bOArd And vOlUnTeer mAnAgemenT (3) This course will address key issues in recruiting, selecting and managing volunteer human resources in nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: BAM21000. Offered Fall odd years. bAm 42100 bUdgeT And finAnCe fOr nOn-PrOfiT (3) The course is structured to illustrate the nonprofit fiscal management cycle: planning, execution, recording, reporting, and monitoring. It provides students with an understanding of the objectives of nonprofit fiscal management and experience utilizing common tools to measure progress toward achieving those objectives. Prerequisite: BAM 21000. Offered Spring even years. bAm 42200 fUndrAising And resOUrCe develOPmenT (3) a comprehensive fundraising course designed to provide a basic foundation of fundraising knowledge and skills. This course covers all the components of a successful fundraising program for non-profits and addresses specific fund development issues in Alaska. Prerequisite: BAM 21000. Offered Fall even years. bAm 42300 PlAnning And evAlUATiOn Of nOn-PrOfiT OrgAniZATiOns (3) This course provides an overview of how successful non-profit organizations plan and evaluate their progress. Students will explore the process of organizational change from an individual perspective and develop an integrated model focused on each student’s sponsoring organization. Prerequisite: BAM 21000. Offered Spring odd years. bAm 43200 The bUsiness Of enTerTAinmenT (3) This course would examine the business economics, financing, production, and marketing of entertainment in the United States and overseas including: movies, music, television programming, broadcasting, cable, casino gambling and wagering, publishing, performing arts, sports, theme parks, and toys and games. This course would also explore the economics of networks and advertising including policy implications and box-office behavior. Offered Fall.

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Alaska Pacific University bAm 43500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO TeleCOmmUniCATiOns (3) Basic technology of telecommunications and how the twin forces of technology and competition are correlated. (An elective BAM course for those students interested in telecommunications management.) bAm 45200 OPerATiOns And QUAliTY mAnAgemenT (3) This course explores the major concepts and techniques used to manage the operations function. The course considers both managerial and analytical issued since an effective manager must be equally at ease in both areas. Topics include production planning, total quality management, the management of materials, and project scheduling. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 45400 OrgAniZATiOnAl develOPmenT (3) Comprehensive study of organizational change theory and application. Aspects of organizational design and structure explored. Participation in exercises and methods for creative group problem solving. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 45600 sTrATegiC hUmAn resOUrCe mAnAgemenT (3) Management role in strategic planning, development, and implementation of human resource capital and investment. Strategic HR policies and issues are examined. Labor relations, Federal and State interventions are examined. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 45800 OrgAniZATiOnAl behAviOr And leAdershiP (3) examine leadership and organizational behavior theories and practices as related to effective management in diverse organizations. Offered Fall/Spring. bAm 46200 glObAl mArKeTing mAnAgemenT (3) exposure to marketing management in an international marketplace with a focus on competitive strategies, economic indicators, and marketing activities. bAm 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-3) Develop knowledge and skills in a specific area of interest under the guidance of the faculty. This is in addition to the regular BAM curriculum. bAm 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Review current issues in management in a seminar style, or offer special topics of particular interest to BAM students. Such sessions are in addition to the regular BAM curriculum. bAm 49700 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl seminAr i (4) This is the first of the three directed study courses focused on the senior project. Students develop a plan of action with timeline for completing senior project, select a topic, and defend it. Extensive reading on the topic is required in this course. The paper must include a description of the senior project, scope, purpose, and a review of the literature. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. The student must complete work required in BAM 49700 before beginning Undergraduate Course descriptions 113

Alaska Pacific University work on BAM 49800. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, and IS 44500. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. bAm 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl seminAr ii (4) This is the second directed study course focused on the senior project. Students must complete BAM 49700 before working on BAM 49800. Revise action plan developed in BAM 49700 if necessary, and carry out the project. The written paper must detail method of data collection and analysis. If applicable the proposal must be approved by the Institutional Review Board before data collection. Students must complete work required in BAM 49800 before beginning work on BAM 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, IS 44500, and BAM 49700. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. bAm 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (4) Third and final directed study course focused on the senior project requires completing the written paper and making an oral presentation to the Senior Project committee. Students must complete BAM 49800 before working on BAM 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, IS 44500, and BAM 49800. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. bAm 19200, 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-4) Offered as needed. Appropriate descriptions published when special topic is offered.

CO – Communication

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

CO 10000 fUndAmenTAls Of COmmUniCATiOn (4) introductory courses in communication that provide students with an understanding and appreciation of basic cognitive, linguistic, and sociocultural foundations of human communication processes in various contexts: interpersonal, small groups, public speaking. This class emphasizes the practice and improvement of students’ communication skills. Satisfies the Speech Communication GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course numbers range from Co 10001 to Co 10010 in schedule) Selected Topics: Speech Communication interpersonal Communication Small Group Processes Public Speaking

CO 20400 PrinT JOUrnAlism (4) Introduction to the craft and practice of print journalism. Opportunities for publication will include the APU Journal. Prerequisite: LL 10100. Offered Fall/Spring. CO 30400 AdvAnCed PrinT JOUrnAlism (4) This course will offer students the opportunity to gain advanced real-life journalism experience by working on Alaska Pacific University’s student newspaper, “The APU Journal.” This course is responsible for publishing the Journal, and all students in this course will work on the school newspaper throughout the term. Through hands-on experience, Undergraduate Course descriptions 114

Alaska Pacific University the students, who will be referred to as “reporters,” will learn advanced facets of newspaper reporting and writing, including interviewing, feature and hard-news writing, editing and the editing process, revision, editorial decision-making, newspaper layout and design, headline writing, and finally, the economics of publishing a small press newspaper. This class may also incorporate opportunities for students to spend time at professional news organizations (such as the Associated Press offices in Anchorage). Guest lectures, readings, handouts and other materials will also be used in this course. Prerequisites: LL 10100 or CO 20400. Offered Fall/Spring.

Cs – Cultural studies

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

Cs 20100 inTrOdUCTiOn TO CUlTUrAl sTUdies (4) Examination of culture as a field of mediation between people’s everyday lives and the broad structures of the whole society, drawing from the disciplines of communication studies, literary criticism, anthropology, sociology, cultural history, women’s studies, political economy, and others. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course numbers range from CS 20101 to CS 20199 in schedule) Selected Topics: Middle East Literature & Film Narratives of Social Responsibility Women’s Studies Alaska Last or Lost Frontier America’s Native Heritage Cinema Sex Cold War Studies Cultural anthropology intercultural Communication Movie hombres Multiculturalism Mythology and Folklore Northern Pacific Rim Culture Paranoid in Hollywood russian Culture Shamanism Viewing Deadly Women & Film The lost Generation human landscapes-Cultural ecology Globalization and Its Discontents U.S. History at the Movies

Cs 22700 hisTOrY And CUlTUre Of AlAsKA nATives (3) A survey of Aleut, Yup’ik and Inupiat Eskimo, Athabascan, and southeastern peoples and cultures. Entrance into Alaska, prehistory, and traditional adaptations including economic, social, and ideological components. Historic contact, culture change, contemporary position, and ongoing concerns are also examined. Offered Fall/Spring. Cs 30100 AdvAnCed CUlTUrAl sTUdies (4) Focus on particular topics in cultural studies drawing on work from the areas of communication, literary criticism, anthropology, sociology, historical and women’s studies, and political economy. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course numbers range from CS 30101 to CS 30199 in schedule) Selected Topics: Middle East Literature & Film Narratives of Social Responsibility Women’s Studies Eco-Feminism Poetry review Gender and Transgressions Women and the Body Women’s Violence Globalization and its Discontents

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CTe - Career and Technical education
(offered through the liberal Studies Department) CTe 10100 fOUndATiOns Of CAreer And TeChniCAl edUCATiOn (3) This course is an introduction to the historical, philosophical, sociological, and political foundations of career and vocational education in the United States as it relates to secondary and post-secondary education. Offered Summer. CTe 10200 meThOds Of insTrUCTiOn (3) The purpose of this course is to introduce contextual teaching and learning concepts and application of basic methods of instruction to individuals with industry work experience, but little or no teaching experience. Offered Fall/Summer. CTe 20100 CUrriCUlUm develOPmenT (3) This course is designed to help an instructor acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and update curriculum for career and technical education. Offered Fall. CTe 20200 PrOJeCT PlAnning And mAnAgemenT (3) The course is an introduction to project management, with application to career and technical education. Offered Spring. CTe 20300 WOrK PlACe sAfeTY (3) This course introduces workplace safety utilizing approaches developed by industry apprenticeship programs. The course focuses on governmental regulations and influences, hazard control, and accident awareness and control. Offered Fall. CTe 20400 inTerneT And COmPUTing COre (4) The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) program is a global, validated, standards-based training and certification program for critical computing and Internet knowledge and skills. IC3 ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for effective use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Offered Spring. CTe 20500 insTrUCTiOnAl TeChnOlOgY (2) This course focuses on the utilization of media and computers in the teaching-learning process. Media technology is studied as a means of enhancing and improving learning in the distance education environment. CTe 20600 inTernshiP i (6) The internship is an opportunity to put into practice theories and approaches explored during prior classes. Prerequisite: CTE 10100-CTE 10200, CTE 20100-CTE 20200, (CTE 20300-CTE 20500 can be taken concurrently with Internship). Offered Fall/Summer. CTe 20700 inTernshiP ii (6) The internship is an opportunity to put into practice theories and approaches explored during prior classes. Prerequisite: CTE 10100-CTE Undergraduate Course descriptions 116

Alaska Pacific University 10200, CTE 20100-CTE 20200, CTE 20600, (CTE 20300-CTE 20500 can be taken concurrently with Internship). Offered as needed. CTe 21500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO videO PrOdUCTiOn fOr CTe edUCATOrs (3) This course is designed to provide the career and technology educator with the tools to develop multimedia material to supplement both classroom and laboratory training. The student will learn how to manage a video project, utilize camera and lighting techniques, edit and publish the final project into multiple formats. Offered Spring.

ed - education

(offered through the education Department)

ed 21400 eXPlOring The leArning COmmUniTY (2) Designed for transfer students in education who have successfully completed courses in classroom management, school history, and classroom observation. Allows students to incorporate prior knowledge into new experiences while sharing with peers. Supervised classroom experiences in K-8 classrooms and seminar classes on campus with three (3) hours of classroom field experience weekly, are required. Approval of the course instructor is needed. Satisfies the Sophomore Seminar GUR. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 21500 ClAssrOOm leAdershiP And mAnAgemenT (2) This course provides students interested in education continued development of an education portfolio and the relationship educators have to national and state standards. Effective processes and styles, as well as current best practices, relating to classroom management and the leadership exhibited by successful teachers receive focus. Practicum, including some virtual experiences and a field placement, will require students to assist and teach lessons. Prerequisite: Taking, or have taken, ED 21400. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 24100 TeAChing meThOds: CreATive eXPressiOn (4) exploration of the means of stimulating creative expression in an educational setting. Art, music, dance, photography, and video as expressive media are included as appropriate. Includes practicum experience. Prerequisite: Two fine arts courses or permission of instructor. Offered May Block, Spring online as needed. ed 31400 differenTiATed insTrUCTiOn in The K-8 ClAssrOOm (4) This course addresses the study of learners, learning theory, and teaching practices within the regular classroom setting. Teacher candidates will study learning theory and factors that have the greatest influences on the acquisition, storage, retention, transfer, and retrieval of knowledge, focusing on teaching strategies and learning. Understanding of and dealing with learning differences, the learning environment, social interactions, assessment, communication, and collaboration as well as reflection and self-assessment of their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching diverse and special needs students in the regular classroom are stressed. This course includes a practicum. Prerequisite: ED 21400 or Permission of Instructor. Offered Fall Block, Fall online as needed. Undergraduate Course descriptions 117

Alaska Pacific University ed 32000 TeAChing meThOds: liTerACY And COmmUniCATiOn i (6) Development of knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude relating to teaching reading, language arts, and children’s literature in grades K4. Extensive practicum/field placement requiring students to observe, assist, and teach lessons in individual, small, and large group settings. Includes Junior Practicum experience. Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. Offered Fall. ed 32100 TeAChing meThOds: liTerACY And COmmUniCATiOn ii (6) Development of knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude relating to teaching reading, language arts, and adolescent literature in grades 5-8. Extensive practicum/field placement requiring students to observe, assist, and teach lessons in individual, small, and large group settings. Includes Junior practicum experience. Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and ED 32000. Offered Spring. ed 33000 TeAChing meThOds: sCienCe, mAThemATiCs, And sOCieTY i (6) Experiences in teaching and learning science, mathematics, and social studies in grades K-4. Methods and materials of instruction survey focusing on integration of subject areas. Emphasis on implementing National Science Education Standards, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and Alaska Department of Education (ADOE) standards. Includes Junior Practicum experience. Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. Offered Fall. ed 33100 TeAChing meThOds: sCienCe, mAThemATiCs, And sOCieTY ii (6) Experiences in teaching and learning science, mathematics, and social studies in grades 5-8. Methods and materials of instruction survey focusing on integration of subject areas. Emphasis on implementing National Science Education Standards, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and Alaska Department of Education (ADOE) standards. Includes Junior Practicum experience. Prerequisites: Formal admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and ED 33000. Offered Spring. ed 34400 TeAChing meThOds: heAlTh And PhYsiCAl mOvemenT edUCATiOn (4) Examination of the knowledge, behaviors, skills, and attitudes necessary to teach Physical Movement Education in grades K-8. Emphasis on content areas, teacher roles, methods of instruction, growth and development issues, and the importance of comprehensive school health education. A public school practicum/field placement provides an opportunity to observe and participate in health and physical education/ movement. Prerequisite: ED 21400. Offered Spring: alternating years online/on campus.

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Alaska Pacific University ed 34700 evAlUATiOn Of sTUdenT leArning (3) Study of the theory and practice of educational evaluation with an emphasis on knowledge and skills to construct and interpret teacher made and standardized tests. Use of informal techniques to assess the cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and social growth of students in grades K-8. Includes Junior Practicum experience. Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. Offered Fall: alternating years online/on campus. ed 36300 COmPUTers And TeChnOlOgY fOr TeAChers (4) introduction to the use of computers and other technology to enhance teaching and learning. Topics include operating information, current research regarding Computer aided instruction (Cai) and applications of technology in a learning community environment. Practical field experiences are required. Prerequisites: GS 10000 or demonstrated competency and ED 21400. Offered Spring. ed 45300 mUlTiCUlTUrAl edUCATiOn (3) Examination of the meaning of culture and the influences of culture in education. Specific study of teaching, administration, and effectiveness of schooling as they relate to multicultural student populations. Practical field experiences are required. Prerequisite: ED 21400. Offered January Block, Spring online as needed. ed 48400 sTUdenT TeAChing (12) 15-week practicum designed to progress through the full range of teaching responsibilities in a school environment. Daily evaluation by the supervising teacher, and periodic observations by a university supervisor, assess student teaching progress. A weekly seminar conducted by university faculty addresses meeting the challenges of the teaching profession. Meets Senior Project and University Portfolio requirements. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all undergraduate coursework, approval of the Teacher Education Committee, and, for those beginning the program after 7/1/08, meeting Alaska scores on Elementary PRAXIS II (either #10011 Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and assessment or #10014 elementary education: Content Knowledge) or on at least one Middle School content area of PRAXIS II. Offered Fall/ Spring. ed 48600 AdvAnCed PrACTiCUm in elemenTArY TeAChing (6) Designed for individuals who have had extensive teaching experience. This practicum stresses comprehensive classroom management skills to assist the prospective teacher in developing all the competencies which are normally a part of the student teaching experience. Documented teaching experience along with advisor and director approval required. Approval of Teacher Education Committee required. Offered as needed. ed 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-12) Designed for students who wish to pursue topics not available in regularly scheduled classes. A plan of study is developed with the assistance of a professor in the Education Department. Approval of advisor, department chair, and Academic Dean required. Offered as needed. Undergraduate Course descriptions 119

Alaska Pacific University ed 28500, 38500, 48500 PrACTiCUm (1-12) Designed for students desiring additional field experience in K8 classrooms. Approval by advisor required. Cooperative guidance provided by an education Department faculty member and an on-thejob supervisor. Offered as needed. ed 29000, 39000, 49000 seminAr (1-3) Designed to provide participants with in-depth studies of topics of interest. Facilitated by Education Department faculty members. Offered as needed. ed 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Special topics in various fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered as needed. edi 10100 inTrOdUCTiOn TO sTAndArd bAse sYsTem (3) This course is an overview of a standards-based system and how to begin to implement the four key components in your classroom, school, and/or district. Topics are based around the following four components: Shared Vision, Leadership, Standards-Based Design (Balance Instructional Model, Standards, Assessments, Reporting) and Continuous Improvement. Course materials include books, videos, and researchbased articles and publications. Students will utilize prior practice and new knowledge and skills to improve current practice. A final project, which includes application of the four components, will culminate the course. Offered as needed. edi 20100 The bAlAnCed insTrUCTiOnAl mOdel: reAding And WriTing (3) Participants will work in teams with high school students in reading and writing. Master teachers will demonstrate exemplar lessons with students by using the four strands of the Balanced instructional Model (Direct Instruction, Practical Application, Simulation, and Real-Life Connection). These strands will be analyzed from research and application perspective that includes classrooms with varying circumstances and levels of students. Processes learned in the class will be evaluated for implementation in rural Alaska. Offered as needed. edi 20200 The bAlAnCed insTrUCTiOnAl mOdel: mATh And sCienCe (3) Participants will work in teams with high school students in math and science. Master teachers will demonstrate exemplar lessons with students by using the four strands of the Balanced instructional Model (Direct Instruction, Practical Application, Simulation, and Real-Life Connection). These strands will be analyzed from research and application perspective that includes classrooms with varying circumstances and levels of students. Processes learned in the class will be evaluated for implementation in rural Alaska. Offered as needed. edi 20300 COmmUniTY invOlvemenT: shAring A visiOn Of edUCATiOn (3) This course is designed for paraprofessionals to explore the concept of Shared Vision and Community Involvement. This course will explore Undergraduate Course descriptions 120

Alaska Pacific University the basic question of “What do you want your kids to know, and why should they know it?” The role of Shared Vision within a model for school improvement will be discussed. Participants will examine the roles of all stakeholders, processes for developing a shared vision and implications for quality education. Offered as needed. edi 20400 edUCATiOnAl leAdershiP AT All levels (3) This course will provide participants with opportunities to explore the qualities of effective leadership. Participants will examine how organizations successfully address organizational values, performance expectations while focusing on student learning, empowerment, innovation, organizational learning, and relationships among all stakeholders. Participants will explore concepts in relation to the Alaskan context. Offered as needed. edi 20500 eXPlOring differenTiATed insTrUCTiOn And AssessmenT in ACTiOn (3) This course will help participants determine what differentiated instruction is, why it is appropriate for all learners, how to plan for it, how to assist in management, how to help parents and students prepare for the differentiated classroom and how to assist in the assessment of student progress. Participants will assist in the development of appropriate lessons, projects and assessment components for classroom application. Offered as needed.

FP - fine Arts

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

fP 10000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO fine ArTs (2) Students engage in activities customarily associated with the practice of the particular art being offered in the menu. Through direct experience, students are expected to develop aesthetic sensibility as well as some technical proficiency. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course numbers range from FP 10001 to FP 10019 in schedule) Selected Drama Topics: acting Production (Topic course numbers range from FP 10020 to FP 10059 in schedule) Selected Fine Arts Topics: Ceramics Design Digital Photography Drawing landscape Painting nature Photography Painting Photography Sculpting Studio arts Visual Arts Workshop Digital Filmmaking (Topic course number range from FP 10060 to 10099 in schedule) Selected Musical Topics: Guitar Musical encounters orff instruments Piano University Ensemble Voice

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Alaska Pacific University fP 20000 inTermediATe sTUdies in fine ArTs (2) Students will engage in the intermediate practice of studio arts. Through direct experience, students will develop their aesthetic sensibilities and technical proficiencies at the intermediate level. Offered Fall/ Spring.
(Topic course number range from FP 20020 to FP 20059 in schedule) Selected Fine Arts Topics: Photography Studio arts The Modern Portrait Digital Filmmaking (Topic course number range from FP 20060 to FP 20099 in schedule) Selected Musical Topics: Guitar

fP 30000 AdvAnCed sTUdies in fine ArTs (2-4) Students will engage in the advanced practice of the particular art being offered in the menu. Through direct experience, students will continue to develop their aesthetic sensibilities and technical proficiencies. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from FP 30001 to FP 30019 in schedule) Selected Drama Topics: acting Production (Topic course number range from FP 30020 to FP 30059 in schedule) Selected Fine Art Topics: Ceramics Design Drawing Painting Photography Sculpting Studio arts Digital Filmmaking (Topic course number range from FP 30060 to FP 30099 in schedule) Selected Musical Topics: Guitar Piano Recording Techniques University Ensemble Voice

gs – general studies

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

gs 10000 COmPUTer APPliCATiOns (2) Introduction to computers for the novice. Prepares the student for the many courses that require computing skills to complete assignments. Offered as needed. gs 10100 WOrKing WiTh sTUdenTs in residenCe hAlls (1) Introduction to Student Development theory with major emphasis on residence life community and the role of the Resident Advisor. Required for students interested in becoming Resident Advisors. Offered as needed. gs 10200 fiTness fOr life (2-3) Students learn the basics of exercise physiology, cardiovascular and muscular conditioning, diet, nutrition and weight control, health risk factors, and stress management. Emphasis is on self-evaluation and personalized program planning to maintain fitness throughout life. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. Undergraduate Course descriptions 122

Alaska Pacific University gs 13300 CriTiCAl ThinKing (3-4) Develops and sharpens the specific analytical thought tools that are used in all academic disciplines, beginning with reading skills. Recognition of argument forms and reasoning methods, and the ability to use these constructively, will be practiced in written and verbal dialogue. Offered Fall/Spring. gs 13500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO ACTive leArning (4) This course provides new students with an introduction to collegiate learning and specifically to learning at APU. Students choose from a variety of seminar topics, each of which fosters exploration of how the individual’s development relates to the broader social context. Through active and project-based learning as well as classic and contemporary tools and sources of wisdom, students learn how to create personal models of inquiry in order to pursue their passionate interests and to empower them as active learners. Offered Fall. gs 15000 Web design (2-4) A beginning course in HTML. This course will provide the student with a foundation in the HTML language, a necessity for progressing to more advanced web design tools and techniques. The course will cover all vital aspects of HTML and basic web design, including page layout, formatting, using images, links, lists, tables and frames, with an introduction to forms and cascading style sheets. Offered as needed. gs 16000 TOWArd sUsTAinAbiliTY: OrgAniC gArdening AT KellOgg fArm (4) This course will focus on sustainability and organic gardening by researching, planning, and planting a garden at the Kellogg Farm. Topics include: principles of food production, horticulture in Alaska, and decision-making. Offered as needed. gs 20500 POrTfOliO develOPmenT: iniTiAl dOCUmenTATiOn (1) Preparation of a resume, autobiography, goals statements, and educational plan. Optional class for students who are preparing the portfolio for junior year review. Required for students who wish to apply for Assessment for Credit of Prior Learning. Initial steps of both processes are identical. CR/NC grades only. Offered Fall/Spring. gs 20600 POrTfOliO develOPmenT: The COmPeTenCies (1) Students developing their portfolios for junior year review by departments will receive guidance in addressing each of the GUR competencies, preparing essay (or other) responses, and selecting appropriate documentation. They will also address the major competencies and update their own educational plan. When each of these has been addressed, the portfolio will be forwarded to the respective major departments. CR/NC grades only. Offered Fall/Spring. gs 20700 POrTfOliO develOPmenT: AssessmenT fOr CrediT Of PriOr leArning (1) For students who want to apply for assessment for credit of prior learning with respect to one or more specific course(s). Assistance Undergraduate Course descriptions 123

Alaska Pacific University in how to demonstrate and document mastery of the objectives and competencies expected in specific courses as laid out in their syllabi. Students receive credit for this module upon completing the process of assembling materials for at least one course. CR/NC grades only. Offered Fall/Spring.

hi – history

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

hi 20100 inTrOdUCTiOn TO hisTOriCAl sTUdies (4) introductory courses that provide the foundations for understanding the evolution of cultures, societies, politics, and economies. Through readings and projects, these courses develop awareness of the past, of causes and effects, and of alternative interpretations. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. * Denotes a Social Science GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from hi 20101 to hi 20199 in schedule) Selected Topics: World history i World history ii American Government * Alaska’s History

hi 30100 AdvAnCed sTUdies in hisTOrY (4) In-depth courses, either focusing on particular areas of the world (Latin America, Modern Europe, China) or with certain topics (U.S. and Vietnam, Radical Politics in the U.S., Ancient Greece/Rome, Ethno History). Projects will emphasize critical/analytical thinking and historical research methods. Some classes may require prerequisites. All but asterisked classes satisfy the Humanities GUR. * Denotes a Social Science GUR. Offered as needed.
(Topic course number range from hi 30101 to 30199 in schedule) Selected Topics: US and Vietnam History: Ancient Greece U.S. Environmental History * U.S. Constitutional Law * immigrant nation The roman World Western roots in Middle east

hs – human services

(offered through the Counseling Psychology and human Services Department)

hs 11100 hUmAn serviCe PrACTiCe And POliCY (3) An overview of the history, theoretical perspectives, and target populations of human services, as well as discussion of social policy, current controversies, and trends. Extensive practice of the cognitive, problem solving and APA writing style necessary for professional study. Offered Fall. hs 21300 hUmAn serviCes CAre COOrdinATiOn (3) Identifies and examines the philosophy, process, and procedures that form the basis for wraparound care. Emphasis is on responsibilities, skills, and knowledge necessary for coordinating care for clients with multi-service needs. Offered Fall. Undergraduate Course descriptions 124

Alaska Pacific University hs 28400 hUmAn serviCes sOPhOmOre POrTfOliO/field eXPerienCe (4) in this course the student will document professional experiences such as training workshops and positions related to human Services in a portfolio which may be used for professional development. The student will document current professional or volunteer work experience in a Human Services agency and reflect on its relationship to coursework, set academic and career goals and write a resume. hs 31000 UndersTAnding diversiTY, self-AWAreness, And ChAnge (3) examination of differing cultural worldviews and the impact culture has on human perceptions, emotions, expectations, and values. Explores the impact of minority status and discrimination on diverse populations. Involves awareness, knowledge, and skill building to help human service professionals be more sensitive to a multicultural clientele. Offered Fall. hs 31200 TheOrY And PrACTiCe in inTervenTiOn: COUnseling/ inTervieWing sKills (3) Survey of counseling theories and practices. Provides basic knowledge in helping relationship interviewing techniques and skills necessary for human services practitioners. How diversity plays a role in interviewing skills will be addressed, as well as interviewing techniques for a variety of purposes. Offered Spring. hs 31400 TheOrY And PrACTiCe in inTervenTiOn: grOUP PrOCess (3) Introduction to the psychological nature of groups, emphasizing group formation, structure, development, and dynamics within the group process. Students will learn to facilitate groups as well as identify problems and issues that may occur within the group setting. Offered Spring. hs 35000 heAlTh PsYChOlOgY (3-4) This course introduces the psychological, physical and environmental factors influencing mental health. Topics include: biology, stress, and behavior; nutrition, chronic and life threatening illnesses, and treatment seeking; management of pain; complementary and alternative medicines; and developmental factors. Perceptions, beliefs, and issues around healthcare will also be explored. Offered as needed. hs 38400 hUmAn serviCes POrTfOliO/field eXPerienCe (4) in this course the student will document professional experiences such as training workshops and positions related to human Services in a portfolio which may be used for professional development. The student will document current work experience in a human Services agency and reflect on its relationship to coursework, set professional goals, and begin to plan the Senior Project. Offered Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University hs 41800 eThiCs And vAlUes in The hUmAn serviCes (3) This course examines ethical theory and personal values as they relate to the Human Services professional in the workplace. The goal is to provide a body of information and to teach the student a critical thinking process for resolving the basic issues faced throughout one’s career such as accountability in government, human rights, and personal and professional ethics. The ethics codes relevant to Human Services are reviewed. This course is designed to allow the student the opportunity to understand, interpret and apply professional ethics. Satisfies the Ethics and Religious Values GUR. Offered Spring. hs 41900 hUmAn serviCes mAnAgemenT (3) The role of leadership and management skills in strategies planning, program development, implementation, marketing, and financial oversight of human service agencies. Offered Fall. hs 42500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO behAviOrAl heAlTh (3) This course provides an introduction to Behavioral health and explores Addiction Counseling as a specific area of practice within Psychology and Human Services. Topics covered contain the required number of contact hours for certification with the ACDCPC. Topics covered include Ethics (4 contact hours), Confidentiality (4), Documentation (8), Cross Cultural Diversity (4), and Alaska’s History of Chemical Dependency (6). Offered as needed. hs 43500 AddiCTiOns And CO-OCCUrring disOrders (3) This course provides an introduction to addictive Behaviors and CoOccurring Disorders. Topics covered contain the required number of contact hours for certification with the ACDCPC and include Addictive Behaviors (8 contact hours), Co-Occurring Disorders I and II (16), and Cross Cultural Diversity (4). Offered as needed. hs 44000 Crisis inTervenTiOn And COmmUniTY resOUrCes (3) Practical application of crisis intervention theories and skills in the context of community resources. Domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide prevention, wellness resources will be addressed, as well as crises relating to substance abuse and physical/mental disorders. The distinction between non-medical emergency responses and counseling processed will be examined. Students will explore the resources available in their own communities. Offered Fall. hs 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl (4) Students determine their own senior project themes, scope, and methods within the domain of Human Services theory and practice, with assistance of the Human Services Senior Project Coordinator. Projects are presented for approval, orally and writing, to a Senior Project Committee including the Project Coordinator and two other faculty or community members of the student’s choice, one from the Counseling Psychology and human Services department and the other as a content area specialist, who may be from the faculty or a Human Services provider in the field of study. Prerequisite: LL 20100 and Research course (IS 24200 or IS 44500 or PY 30000). Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. Undergraduate Course descriptions 126

Alaska Pacific University hs 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (4-8) Students implement and assess the activities specified in their senior project proposals, and present completed projects, orally and in writing, to their Project Committees and at a Human Services Student Colloquium. Student must complete at least 8 hours of Senior Project coursework. Prerequisite: HS 49800. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. hs 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (3) Special topics in Human Services related fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered as needed.

hsA – health services Administration

(offered through the Business administration Department)

hsA 21700 AlAsKA nATive heAlTh COnsOrTiUm i (AnThC/leAd) (3) administrative and managerial leadership skills within the alaska native Tribal health Consortium (anThC) in order to operate the growing programs serving Alaska Natives. The LEAD program is designed to assist alaska native and american indian anThC employees in developing leadership excellence, knowledge, and skills. The LEAD program objective is to build capacity for Native health professional development for employment within the Alaska Tribal Health System. For students enrolled in the ANTHC/LEAD program. By permission of instructor only. Offered Fall. hsA 21800 AlAsKA nATive heAlTh COnsOrTiUm ii (AnThC/leAd) (3) administrative and managerial leadership skills within the alaska native Tribal health Consortium (anThC) in order to operate the growing programs serving Alaska Natives. The LEAD program is designed to assist alaska native and american indian anThC employees in developing leadership excellence, knowledge, and skills. The LEAD program objective is to build capacity for Native health professional development for employment within the Alaska Tribal Health System. For students enrolled in the ANTHC/LEAD program. By permission of instructor only. Offered Fall. hsA 30100 heAlTh serviCes AdminisTrATiOn indUsTrY OvervieW (3) Health care is the most highly regulated industry in the U. S. While its products and services focus on health, one of life’s most highly valued assets, its administration must manage resources for optimal delivery of services while maintaining financial health. What affects use of various health care services in today’s communities? Why is complimentary and alternative health becoming a legitimatized option? in this course, students examine the structures, functioning, and policies that comprise the U. S. health care delivery system against the backdrop of policy development and the historical events that shaped the current, competitive environment. Offered Fall. Undergraduate Course descriptions 127

Alaska Pacific University hsA 30200 sYsTems in heAlTh serviCes OvervieW (3) How is health care delivery like any other business? How is it unique? In this course, the student will examine various systems (planning, finance, human resources, legal, marketing, medical/other education, material management, technology and clinical patient access, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, etc.) that comprise the business of health care. This course moves from the macro perspective of the health Systems Overview course to the micro view by considering the major elements within health care facilities. Offered Fall. hsA 30400 heAlTh CAre mArKeTing (3) Health care is a competitive, heavily regulated, under-funded industry, driven by technology and consumerism. To survive, providers must compete by marketing effectively. Students will learn the basics of marketing in the context of how to develop and evaluate a successful marketing strategy for health care facilities or services. Projects will focus on marketing plan development for providers and services in the community. Offered Summer. hsA 41000 heAlTh CAre finAnCe & ACCOUnTing (3) This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the financial structure, market forces, controls and techniques used in the health care financial management and the perspectives of the various interest groups involved (providers, insurers, policy makers, patients, and the general public). It will also provide students with a foundation in the use of financial tools and methodologies that will enable them to better understand the health care financial literature and perform effective analysis within the health care system on an as needed basis. This course will provide students with both a macro overview of the principal financial mechanisms in place across the U. S. health care industry and specific insights into the critical issues the industry currently faces. Additionally, the course will emphasize the development of practical financial analysis skills that will provide students with a foundation for immediate application within the health care industry and a better understanding of course materials as presented. Training in use of these tools will include use of several of the most important financial tools and methodologies employed across the health care industry such as benefit/cost and cost effectiveness analysis, ratio analysis, and others. Offered Spring. hsA 42000 heAlTh CAre POliCY & eCOnOmiCs (3) The student will consider the role of government and the private sector in health care delivery; evaluate the value of economics in understanding matters of life, death, disability, and suffering; and examine health policy and its economic implications. Offered Spring. hsA 43000 heAlTh CAre infOrmATiCs (3) Informatics–the intersection of technology, information, and health care–impacts health on national and local levels. Health care personnel are developing ehrs (electronic health records), electronic billing systems, patient and practitioner portals, and other manifestations of the information age universally–yet few systems communicate with one another. As informatics continues its consumption of resources both human and monetary, all in the field of health care need to understand Undergraduate Course descriptions 128

Alaska Pacific University what it is, how it affects their services, and how to direct its efforts to improvement of health care delivery. Offered Summer. hsA 49700 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl seminAr i (4) This is the first of the three directed study courses focused on the senior project. Students develop a plan of action with timeline for completing senior project, select a topic, and defend it. Extensive reading on the topic is required in this course. The paper must include a description of the senior project, scope, purpose, and a review of the literature. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. The student must complete work required in HSA 49700 before beginning work on HSA 49800. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, and IS 44500. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. hsA 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl seminAr ii (4) This is the second directed study course focused on the senior project. Students must complete HSA 49700 before working on HSA 49800. Revise action plan developed in HSA 49700 if necessary, and carry out the project. The written paper must detail method of data collection and analysis. If applicable the proposal must be approved by the Institutional Review Board before data collection. Students must complete work required in HSA 49800 before beginning work on HSA 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, IS 44500, and HSA 49700. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. hsA 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (4) Third and final directed study course focused on the senior project requires completing the written paper and making an oral presentation to the Senior Project committee. Students must complete HSA 49800 before working on HSA 49900. Senior project courses must be completed sequentially. Prerequisites: LL 20100, IS 24200, IS 44500, and HSA 49800. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

hU – humanities

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

hU 10000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO The hUmAniTies (4) Examines notable examples in the development of one of the arts. Basic structural elements of the art and a study of factors, cultural and historical, which have influenced the development of the form. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from HU 10001 to HU 10099 in schedule) Selected Topics: art history Community-Based arts history of Drama introduction to Philosophy Music Appreciation Music Theory for Non-Majors opera as Convergence World Music World History Through Literature History of Rock & Roll

hU 30000 AdvAnCed sTUdies in hUmAniTies (4) advanced or specialized studies in one or more of the following areas: Philosophy; Theatre; Music; art; Cultural history; literature in Undergraduate Course descriptions 129

Alaska Pacific University combination with one or more areas; religion in combination with one or more areas. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered as needed.
(Topic course number range from HU 30001 to HU 30099 in schedule) Selected Topics: German Romantics History of Jazz Music History of Rhythm & Blues Intro to Alaska Native Dance native elders: Ways of Knowing religion and nature

is – interdisciplinary studies

(offered through the Business administration Department)

is 20600 OrgAniZATiOnAl COmmUniCATiOn (3) Principles of oral communication within the business environment paying particular attention to work group and multicultural communication in the diverse work place. Satisfies the Speech Communication GUR. Offered Fall/Spring. is 23300 CriTiCAl ThinKing fOr mAnAgemenT (3) Interdisciplinary and intercultural inquiry into the issues of human consciousness and experience focusing on the integration of the issues into a holistic view of the world. Ways to bring knowledge to bear on critically analyzing social, economic, and business problems and issues. Satisfies the Introduction to Active Learning GUR, GS 13500. Offered Fall/Spring. is 24200 sTATisTiCAl meThOds in reseArCh (4) The course will help students acquire an understanding of the analytical methods of conducting scientific research especially in the social, health and behavioral sciences. Topics covered include statistical methods in empirical research, collection and presentation of data, survey sampling, hypothesis testing, multiple regression analysis, general linear model and its limitations, one-way ANOVA. MS-Excel will be used as a data analysis tool. Prerequisite: MT 10100 or BAM 10500 Business Math. Offered Fall/Spring. is 31100 essenTiAls Of grAnT WriTing (3) Introduction to the field of grant writing, providing the knowledge for successful grant writing techniques and strategies used to develop grant proposals for foundation, corporate and government funding agencies. Prerequisite: LL 10100 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. is 44500 QUAliTATive reseArCh meThOds (3) Research methods and techniques of data collection and analysis used in qualitative research designs. Topics include: methods of data collection (interviews and focus groups), using secondary data, recording and analyzing data qualitatively, verification vs. description, assumptions and limitations of qualitative designs, and narrative approaches to writing the results. Prerequisite: LL 20100. Offered Fall/Spring. is 45300 vAlUes And eThiCs in The WOrKPlACe (3) ethical theory and personal values examined including government accountability, human rights, and ethics in business. Application of Undergraduate Course descriptions 130

Alaska Pacific University ethical decision making is practiced. Satisfies the Ethical and Religious Values GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.

ll – language, literature and Writing
(offered through the liberal Studies Department) english lAngUAge insTrUCTiOn Some english language instruction (eli) courses are offered on an “as needed” basis for international students requiring additional English language proficiency. These courses cover conversation and speaking skills, listening and pronunciation, reading, grammar, and writing. Most of the courses are numbered 70 through 99 and do not count toward a degree. The courses are not listed in published course schedules, as they are available only to those international students whose test results indicate additional skills are required. ll 09800 bAsiC lAngUAge sKills (4) Extensive practice with the basics of English vocabulary, spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence development. Introduction to pre-writing techniques and paragraph development. Some time will be devoted to practice with reading college level tests. Placement by examination. Credit may not be applied toward a certificate or degree program. Offered Fall/Spring. ll 10000 bAsiC WriTing (4) Practice in composing expository essays using a variety of modes with attention to process: pre-writing, composing, revising, and editing. emphasis on writing as a way of learning. Selected readings in nonfiction. Prerequisite: LL 09800 or placement by examination. Offered Fall/Spring. ll 10100 ArgUmenTATive WriTing (4) Communication approach to writing which focuses on logically defining and supporting a thesis according to structures of argumentation. Introduction to library research/term paper style format as a way of providing support. Selected readings in nonfiction. Prerequisite: LL 10000 or placement by examination. Offered Fall/Spring. ll 11001, 11002 AmeriCAn sign lAngUAge i, ii (4,4) an introduction to american Sign language that provides students with the foundation for understanding the development of aSl as a culture as well as a form of communication. Students will learn the basic signs and forms of ASL, when and where to use these forms and why. 11001 offered Fall/Spring. LL 11002 offered as needed. ll 11011, 11012 Chinese i, ii (4, 4) introduction to reading and writing of contemporary Chinese with standard Mandarin pronunciation, with an emphasis on conversational skills in most useful situations while learning grammar, sentence structures, etc. Offered as needed. Undergraduate Course descriptions 131

Alaska Pacific University ll 11021, 11022 frenCh i, ii (4, 4) Conversational French with an introduction to grammatical structures, reading, and writing. Offered as needed. ll 11031, 11032 germAn i, ii (4, 4) Introduction to the German language, including its basic grammatical components, with emphasis on listening, speaking, writing, and participation. At the end of German I, students will be able to engage in light conversation about a variety of topics in the present tense. German II builds on the foundation of first course, emphasizing verbal communication in the present and past tense, light reading, and active participation on a variety of relevant topics of day-to-day life. Accompanying writing and listening exercises and activities continue to deepen the language learning process. Adapted German readers may be included for enhancement of reading comprehension and an introduction to German literature. In both courses students are required to do research for cultural projects regarding the history and geography of German speaking countries. Offered as needed. ll 11041, 11042 JAPAnese i, ii (4, 4) Introduction to contemporary Japanese with an emphasis on basic conversation sounds of the language, the writing system, and basic grammatical analysis. Offered as needed. ll 11051, 11052 lATin i, ii (2, 2) To acquire an elementary reading knowledge of Latin and the skills to accomplish basic translations independently. Offered as needed. ll 11061, 11062 rUssiAn i, ii (4, 4) introduction to spoken russian with grammar study and an understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet for reading and writing. Offered as needed. ll 11071, 11072 sPAnish i, ii (4, 4) Focus on oral Spanish with grammatical foundations and practice in reading and writing. 11071 offered Fall/Spring. 11072 offered as needed. ll 11081, 11082 YUP’iK i, ii (4, 4) Introduction to Yup’ik with emphasis on basic conversation, sounds of the language, the writing of the system, and basic grammatical analysis. Offered as needed. ll 20100 WriTing fOr disCOUrse COmmUniTies (4) introduction to a variety of discourse communities and their respective codes and conventions, with intensive work in a selected area. Development of a personal bibliography which becomes the basis of the student’s reading and research and provides a model for essays. Rhetorical analyses of texts. Documented research project required. Prerequisite: LL 10100 or placement by examination. Competency level requirement for Writing GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University ll 20200 inTrOdUCTiOn TO CreATive WriTing (4) Investigation and practice of the genres, forms and techniques of imaginative writing. Examination of important work by writers practicing in the major genres. Relationship between writing and publishing. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from ll 20201 to ll 20299 in schedule) Selected Topics: Drama Fiction Journalism Nature non-Fiction Poetry Screenwriting

ll 20300 bUsiness And TeChniCAl WriTing (4) Study of the principles of written communication in general business and professional activities, and practice in the preparation of such documents as abstracts, proposals, reports, and correspondence. Research paper required. Prerequisite: LL 10100 or placement by examination. Competency level requirement option for Writing GUR for business administration students only. Offered as needed. ll 20400 CreATive WriTing WOrKshOP (4) An investigation of the creative writing process and its products, with emphasis on the individual student’s development as a writer. ll 20600 inTrOdUCTiOn TO liTerATUre And lAngUAge (4) examination of works of literature with attention to various genres as well as literary techniques relevant social/cultural contexts and prominent critical theories. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/ Spring.
(Topic course number range from ll 20601 to ll 20699 in schedule) Selected Topics: American Journeys American Short Story British literature Contemporary literature Earth/Household Epic Journeys Intro. to Literature & Language Intro. to Shakespeare literature of the Backcountry Medieval english literature nature and literature Survey of american literature The eros of everyday life World literature Gothic literature literature and the occult rhetoric Past and Present Shaman to Poet

ll 21021, 21022 frenCh iii, iv (4, 4) A continuation of LL 11022 at a more advanced level. Intensive practice in conversation, oral presentations, and in longer reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: LL 11022 Offered as needed. ll 21041, 21042 JAPAnese iii, iv (4, 4) A continuation of LL 11042 at a more advanced level. Oral practice and additional work in reading and writing. Prerequisite: LL 11042. Offered as needed.

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Alaska Pacific University ll 21061, 21062 rUssiAn iii, iv (4, 4) A continuation of LL 11062 at a more advanced level. Oral practice and additional work in reading and writing. Prerequisite: LL 11062. Offered as needed. ll 21071, 21072 sPAnish iii, iv (4, 4) A continuation of LL 11072 at a more advanced level. Practice in oral use of language and the introduction of readings from modern standard authors. Prerequisite: LL 11072. Offered as needed. ll 30200 AdvAnCed CreATive WriTing (4) Investigation and practice at an advanced level of the genres, forms, and techniques of imaginative writing. Works by established or experimental writers in the genres will be examined, including their writings about the creative process itself. A major project such as a chapbook of poems, section of a novel, one-act play, etc., is required. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from ll 30201 to ll 30299 in schedule) Selected Topics: Drama Fiction non-Fiction Poetry Screenwriting

ll 40400 CreATive WriTing WOrKshOP (4) An investigation of the creative writing process and its products, with emphasis on the individual student’s development as a writer. Prerequisite: Student must successfully complete menu course LL20200 or LL 30200 in his/her genre before taking this course at the 400 level. ll 40600 AdvAnCed sTUdies in liTerATUre And lAngUAge (4) advanced studies in literature are grounded in critical theory and cultural and historical contexts. Studies of language rely on current theories in the field. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from ll 40601 to ll 40699 in schedule) Selected Topics: Babes and Books early english literature Love & Death in April Modern English Grammar Rhetoric Past & Present Shakespeare Shaman to Poet Women’s Voices A-Z Gothic literature nature and literature British literature

ls – liberal studies

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

ls 20100 liberAl sTUdies seminAr i: WAYs Of KnOWing (4) The Sophomore Seminar for the liberal Studies Department is designed for Liberal Studies majors (but is open for all students) to introduce them to “ways of knowing” in the academy, focusing on social scientific thought, the humanities, and the arts. Students design Undergraduate Course descriptions 134

Alaska Pacific University a project, which establishes connections, theory, and practice outside the classroom. Requirement for Liberal Studies majors. Satisfies the Sophomore Seminar GUR for Liberal Studies majors. Offered every third semester. ls 20200 liberAl sTUdies seminAr ii: inTrOdUCTiOn TO hUmAniTies (4) This seminar studies how the various disciplines which constitute the humanities relate to one another and larger issues of human concern, along with critical theories that affect how we regard these areas. Direct experience with elements of cultures, including music, art, literature, drama; reflection on the relevance of such direct knowledge in relation to problems that humans continue to face. Requirement for Liberal Studies majors. Satisfies the Humanities GUR for non-Liberal Studies majors. Offered every third semester. ls 20300 liberAl sTUdies seminAr iii: inTrOdUCTiOn TO sOCiAl sCienCes (4) Survey of the history, development, and relationships between the social sciences, including anthropology, communication, linguistics, history, political science, and psychology. Methodologies of social science research. Exploration of at least one discipline in greater depth. Requirement for Liberal Studies majors. Satisfies the Social Science GUR for non-Liberal Studies majors. Offered every third semester. ls 20400 liberAl sTUdies TrAvel COUrse (2-4) This course combines classroom study with structured off-campus experiences for lower division students in the humanities and social sciences. Travel Fee. Academic themes and destinations vary. Offered Spring. Offered Spring. (Topic course number range from lS 20401 to lS 20499 in schedule) For a list of topics see lS 40200 ls 18000, 28000, 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) individual study under the guidance of a faculty member (by permission only). Offered as needed. ls 38500 JUniOr PrACTiCUm (3-12) Practical work experience in an area related to the concentration under the cooperative guidance of a faculty member and an on-the-job supervisor. Offered as needed. ls 40100 direCTed sTUdies seminAr (1-4) Guided study of a topic (or topics) in the humanities or social sciences in a group seminar format. Offered as needed. ls 40200 liberAl sTUdies TrAvel COUrse (2-4) Parallel to LS 20400, this course broadens and deepens the academic content of travel courses for advanced undergraduate students with the Undergraduate Course descriptions 135

Alaska Pacific University same structured off-campus experiences in the humanities and social sciences. Travel fee. Offered Spring.
(Topic course number range from lS 40201 to lS 40299 in schedule) Selected Topics: Britain France Germany Greece & Turkey Greece-Literature & Culture Italy rome Spain Argentina & Brazil: Literature and Culture Mediterranean odyssey: literature and Culture

ls 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl (2-4) Students prepare to undertake their major capstone project (LS 49900) by preparing a proposal which includes: the rationale for, learning objectives, methods and outcomes of the senior project, an appropriate literature review, and a timeline for completing the project. The proposal will be presented orally and in writing for approval by a senior project committee (the project coordinator/faculty advisor, 2 additional faculty members, once of whom must be a member of the Liberal Studies Department) prior to beginning the project itself. This proposal and a written self-assessment of learning will constitute the written component of all LS senior projects, to be completed after the student has presented the project to the APU community. Offered as needed. ls 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (3-10) Students draw on interest and previous learning to create a product that caps their APU experience. May range from an academic paper to a film, collection of creative writings, etc. Students will work with one or more Liberal Studies faculty members, as well as others inside or outside the university community. Offered as needed. ls 19200, 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-4) Appropriate descriptions published when offered. Offered as needed.

mAr - marine biology

(offered through the environmental Science Department)

mAr 11000 sCUbA diving (2) Introduces skills for open water snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Emphasizes selection and use of specialized equipment, hyperbaric theory, proper planning, diving rescue skills, use of recreational dive tables, and first-aid specific to the activity. Heavy emphasis placed on hazard assessment and safety issues. Course meets Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) standards. Certification fees are not included in course fees. Students are required to pay a dive-equipment fee; those wishing certification may also need to rent or purchase additional gear for practical sessions. Prerequisites: Swim four laps continuously (any style, no time limit). Tread water for 10 minutes. Offered Fall.

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Alaska Pacific University mAr 11500 AdvAnCed OPen WATer sCUbA diving (2) Continued development of skills for open water SCUBA diving. Emphasizes dive planning, risk recognition & management, selection and use of specialized equipment and protective gear, hyperbaric theory, use of recreational dive tables, and diving technique. Course meets Professional association of Diving instructors (PaDi) and national association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) standards for Advanced Open Water diving. Fee required. Certification fees are not included in course fees. Students must provide their own dive gear including dry suit. Classroom, pool and open water sessions. Prerequisite: Open water certification (MAR 11000). Offered as needed. mAr 21000 AQUAriUm biOlOgY (4) Fundamentals of aquarium science for the hobbyist or professional. Topics include basic lab techniques, chemistry of seawater, cell function and biological filtration, aquarium design, engineering, theory and practice, and culture of marine life. Laboratory work includes water quality monitoring, care and maintenance of cold-water and tropical systems and organisms, and an aquarium systems project. Lab included. Lab fee required. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall. mAr 22400 mArine field WOrK (4) This course, a companion course to Survey of Marine Biology, focuses on the handling of marine biological scientific records and data, from study planning and design through field work to database entry and descriptive analyses. These objectives are met through field and lab studies in which students collect, organize and report on their own data. Topics include marine biota & taxonomy, marine field methods (specimen collection, identification and preservation, transect & quadrat sampling, animal tracking, laboratory techniques, live animal handling, diversity measurements, photographic sampling), record keeping, data types, database organization and analyses, and data presentation (graphical techniques, preparing a poster, talk or report). Includes required overnight field trip or travel. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 16000. Offered Fall/Summer. mAr 22500 sUrveY Of mArine biOlOgY (4) A survey of the science of marine biology, providing an introduction to coastal and ocean biota and their relationships to the marine environment. Emphasis is placed on the structure and function of North Pacific systems, particularly those related to Alaska. Topics include natural history, ecology and diversity of marine life and habitats, factors regulating productivity, and world-wide threats to marine environments. Prerequisite: SC 16000. Offered Fall. mAr 24000 resCUe diving (2) Continued development of skills for open water SCUBA diving. Emphasizes dive planning, risk recognition & management, selection and use of specialized equipment and protective gear, hyperbaric theory, use of recreational dive tables, and diving technique. Course meets Professional association of Diving instructors (PaDi) and national association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) standards for Rescue Water Diving. Fee required. Certification fees are not included in course fees. Students Undergraduate Course descriptions 137

Alaska Pacific University must provide their own dive gear including dry suit. Classroom, pool and open water sessions. Prerequisites: Advanced Open water certification (MAR 11500), CPR & First Aid. Offered Spring. mAr 25000 mArine nATUrAl hisTOrY (4) A field-oriented block course that explores the natural history of marine environments and organisms, focusing on the North Pacific. The focus will be on using observations as a first step to learn about the environment and develop questions for further investigation. Comparison between observation and experimentation as methods of scientific inquiry will be drawn. The readings for the course will include marine natural history books for the area of travel and in-depth knowledge of local marine species will be expected by the end of the course. The course may travel throughout the Pacific region, including Mexico, Hawaii, Palau, Southern California Bight, Vietnam. May require international travel, exposure to harsh weather, and difficult conditions. Lab fee required for covering travel costs (expected to range between $1000 and $3000, depending on the destination). Prerequisite: SC 16000. Offered Spring alternate years. mAr 31500 inverTebrATe ZOOlOgY (4) a survey of invertebrate animal diversity and functional biology in the class and laboratory. Animal phyla are examined with respect to anatomy, systematics & evolutionary relationships, geographic distribution, ecology, & behavior. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 16000. Offered Spring alternate years. mAr 32000 iChThYOlOgY (4) A field-oriented block course designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the biology of the major groups of fishes. Emphasis is placed on fauna of the Eastern North Pacific, but taxonomic groups from all over the world will be considered. Topics include evolution, taxonomy, behavior, anatomy and physiology, field identification, ecology, and fisheries conservation. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: MAR 22500. Offered Fall. mAr 32500 eCOlOgiCAl PhYsiOlOgY Of mArine OrgAnisms (4) An in-depth examination of the major physiological adaptations of marine organisms, including thermoregulation, respiration, circulation, water balance, acid-base balance, metabolism and energetics. Emphasis will be placed on how organisms are adapted to optimize physiological function under a variety of environmental conditions. Laboratory techniques for experimental and environmental physiology will be covered in detail. Prerequisite: SC 16000, SC 17000 or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. mAr 32800 sCienTifiC diving (4) Meets requirements for Scientific Diver under the guidelines of Alaska Pacific University and the Association for Advancement of Underwater Science. Topics may include data gathering techniques, collecting, common biota, behavior, installation of scientific apparatus, site location and relocation, organism identification, ecology, tagging, photography, scientific dive planning, appropriate governmental regulations, AAUS scientific diving regulations, research vessel diving, aquarium Undergraduate Course descriptions 138

Alaska Pacific University diving, and animal handling. A heavy emphasis is placed on dive safety while conducting scientific work underwater. Lab included. Lab fee required. Additional costs for travel are required of the student. Students provide their own SCUBA gear (required). First aid certification and open water dive certification required before a student’s first dive. Instructor permission is required. Prerequisites: MAR 22500 and MAR 21500/31500; or OS 20000 and OS 20200. Offered Summer. mAr 33000 hUmAn imPACTs in mArine sYsTems (4) This course introduces the physical processes that drive marine productivity and the major human impacts on these systems (overfishing, climate change, invasive species, pollution, disturbance and coastal zone development) at local, regional, national and international scales. Students learn the current state of impacts through readings of the scientific literature and public policy documents (e.g., Pew Commission report on the world’s oceans), are updated on current mitigation, management, conservation and policy actions from local experts working in the field and examine the challenges of balancing ecological impacts with economic impacts and conflicts among stakeholders and policymakers through the completion of an in-depth dilemma based case study. Prerequisite: MAR 22400 and MAR 22500. Offered Fall. mAr 33500 seAbirds And mArine mAmmAls (4) Designed to familiarize students with the biology and natural history of seabirds and marine mammals. Emphasis is placed on fauna of the eastern North Pacific, but species from all over the world will be discussed. Topics to be considered include ecology, evolution, anatomy, behavior, identification, and historical and contemporary conservation problems. Students pursue two in-depth topics of their own choosing. No lab. Prerequisite: MAR 22500. Offered Spring alternate years. mAr 41000 COrAl reef eCOlOgY (4) A field-oriented block course that examines the ecology of coral reefs and associated organisms, including reef building organisms, organisms that live on or in the reef, and coral reef ecosystems. Topics include coral taxonomy, reproduction, morphology and ecology, reef structure and zonation, coral identification, symbionts on coral reefs, and coral reef ecosystems. Students will spend substantial time in or on the water (snorkeling). No SCUBA certification required. Lab included. Lab fee required. Additional costs of travel to and within the tropics are required of the student. Prerequisites: MAR 22500 and SC 33000. Offered Spring. mAr 42000 COAsTAl eCOsYsTems (4) Selected Topics: So. CA Bight, Gulf of AK, Bimini, Bahamas, Hawaii, Galapagos. A field-oriented block course that explores the physical and biological characteristics and processes of coastal ecosystems. Focus will be on understanding the influence of bathymetry, climate and currents on primary productivity and community composition and diversity. Landocean interfaces and human dimensions will also be examined, including marsh and estuarine dynamics and coastal development, land use and conservation. May require international travel (passport, inoculations required) and exposure to harsh weather and rugged conditions. Undergraduate Course descriptions 139

Alaska Pacific University Travel costs are expected to range between $1000 and $2000. Prerequisites: MAR 33000 and SC 33000 or equivalent. Offered Spring. mAr 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (1-12) The senior project is the capstone of the student’s undergraduate career. The goal of the course is to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate a project that focuses the student’s skills and knowledge on his or her professional interests. Projects may be planned individually or in small groups. Students may register in increments of 2 or more credit hours, not to exceed twelve. Offered Fall/Spring. mAr 28000, 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a regular faculty member and by permission only. Offered Fall/Spring. mAr 18500, 28500, 38500, 48500 PrACTiCUm (1-12) Practical work experience in a given area of concentration under the cooperative guidance of a faculty member and an on-the-job supervisor. Offered Fall/Spring. mAr 19000, 29000, 39000, 49000 seminAr (1-4) Small groups which meet with faculty members for in-depth study and discussion of particular topics, for example Top-down Control of Marine Populations, Cephalopod Biology and Ecology, Ecology of Modular Organisms, or Marine Research Methods. Appropriate course descriptions are published as seminars are offered; student-initiated topics welcome. Offered Fall/Spring. mAr 19200, 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-4) Special topics in various fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered Fall/ Spring.

mT - mathematics

(offered through the environmental Science Department)

mT 09600 Pre-COllege mAThemATiCs (3) A review of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers through concepts in fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, positive and negative numbers, and simple equations. Includes an introduction to geometry. Credits may not be applied toward a certificate or degree program. Offered Fall as needed. mT 09700 elemenTArY AlgebrA (3) Properties of real numbers, polynomials, factoring, exponents, radicals, algebraic fractions, graphing, solving linear equations, systems of linear equations, linear inequalities, absolute value equations, and quadratic equations. Credits may not be applied toward a certificate or degree. Prerequisite: MT 09600 or placement test. Offered Fall/Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University mT 10100 inTermediATe AlgebrA (4) Includes and extends topics covered in MT 09700. Covers properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities; graphs, functions, and their applications; systems of equations; polynomials and polynomial functions; rational expressions, equations, and functions; radical expressions, equations and functions; quadratic equations and functions; exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: MT 09700 or placement test. Offered Fall/Spring. mT 12100 PreCAlCUlUs (4) Equations integrated with geometry, including linear, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses. Prerequisite: MT 10100 or placement test. Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning GUR. Offered Fall/Spring. mT 21000 mATh COnCePTs (3) Elementary set theory, the real number system, numeration systems, algorithms of arithmetic, logic and geometry, the metric system, calculators, computer programming, and probability and statistics. Prerequisite: MT 10100 or placement test. Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning GUR. Offered Fall/Spring. mT 22000 APPlied sTATisTiCs fOr envirOnmenTAl sCienCe (4) The fundamental principles of statistics including descriptive statistics, probability, linear regression, inferential statistics with science applications, and an introduction to the interpretation of the output of statistical analysis packages for microcomputers. Prerequisite: MT 10100 or placement test. Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning GUR. Offered Fall. mT 23000 CAlCUlUs And AnAlYTiC geOmeTrY i (4) Differential and integral calculus of elementary algebraic and transcendental functions including trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions with associated analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MT 12100, placement test or instructor permission. Offered Fall/Spring. mT 24000 CAlCUlUs And AnAlYTiC geOmeTrY ii (4) Integration techniques and applications, infinite series, and associated analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MT 23000 or placement test. Offered Fall/Spring. mT 32000 AdvAnCed sTATisTiCs (4) Practical application of both univariate and multivariate statistical methods including linear regression, analysis of variance, and general linear model. Design of research and evaluation of data. Prerequisite: MT 22000 or equivalent. Offered Spring. mT 35000 mUlTivAriAble CAlCUlUs (4) Vectors, curves, surfaces, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals, and an introduction to vector calculus. Prerequisite: MT 24000. Offered Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University mT 35500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO mAThemATiCAl PrOOf And TheOrY (4) This course is an introduction to reading and writing mathematical proof. This course will discuss the basic language of proof common to all branches of mathematics with a concentration on discrete mathematics. It will contain topics such as mathematical induction, set theory, logic, divisibility, combinatorics, and cardinality. Prerequisite: MT35000 or permission of the instructor. Offered Spring. mT 36000 differenTiAl eQUATiOns And APPliCATiOns (4) Ordinary differential equations, elementary methods of solution, linear differential equations, and systems of linear differential equations, power series, and an introduction to dynamical systems, with application to environmental sciences. Prerequisite: MT 24000. Offered Fall as needed. mT 37000 lineAr AlgebrA And APPliCATiOns (4) Linear algebra and its applications. The topics of linear transformations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and orthogonality will be covered. Prerequisite: MT 24000. Offered Fall as needed. mT 28000, 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-5) individual study in math under the guidance of a faculty member and by permission only. Offered Fall/Spring.

Os - Outdoor studies

(offered through the outdoor Studies Department)

Os 11000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO Wilderness sKills (4) Introduction to the skills necessary for safe, efficient non-motorized wilderness travel, including expedition planning, equipment, rations, camping, wilderness travel on both water and land, and hazard recognition. Students should expect to be in the field the majority of the class traveling in remote, off trail terrain. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Offered Fall. Os 11100 dOg mUshing (2) An in-depth introduction to dog powered sports. Topics include dog sledding history, veterinary care, racing technique, and equipment. This course builds student experience through hands-on field classes and kennel visits, assisting with a dogsled race, and a dogsled/ski trip. Lab fee required. Offered Spring. Os 11200 inTrOdUCTiOn TO WinTer Wilderness sKills (4) Introduction to winter travel and camping, avalanche evaluation, backcountry skiing, and basic winter natural history. Course includes an Avalanche I curriculum. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Prerequisite: OS 11000. Offered Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University Os 11300 seA KAYAKing (1) Fundamentals of sea kayaking. Topics include equipment selection and use, wet exits and rescues, paddling strokes, wind and waves, navigation, and seamanship. At least one weekend outing. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Offered Summer. Os 11400 beginning rOCK Climbing (2) Fundamentals of rock climbing including objective and subjective hazard evaluation, movement, rope handling, dynamic and static forces, fixed line ascension, belay escapes, knot passes, lowers, and changeovers at the anchor. Lab fee required. Offered Fall. Os 11500 beginning iCe Climbing (2) Fundamentals of ice climbing including objective and subjective hazard evaluation, movement, rope handling, dynamic and static forces, fixed line ascension, belay escapes, knot passes, lowers, and changeovers at the anchor. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: OS 11400 or instructor permission. Offered Spring. Os 11700 eQUiPmenT design And rePAir (2) This class addresses the wide range of problems associated with maintaining outdoor equipment and introduces students to the fundamentals of equipment design and construction. Offered Fall. Os 20000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO OUTdOOr sTUdies (4) Survey of the field of recreation and leisure services. As a required course for all Outdoor Studies majors and minors, it serves as an orientation to the profession. Satisfies the Sophomore Seminar GUR. Offered Fall. Os 20100 reCreATiOn PrOgrAm design (4) Prepares students to plan, conduct, lead, and evaluate programs in the field of outdoor recreation and adventure education. Students will analyze and review different styles and philosophies of local recreational programs and develop their own program design. Offered Spring. Os 20200 Wilderness firsT resPOnder (4) Fundamentals of emergency care in a non-urban environment, including physiology, injury assessment, short term care, anatomy, and small group rescues. Certification fee required. Offered Fall. Os 20300 Wilderness firsT resPOnder refresher (1) This course reviews and recertifies the Wilderness First Responder standards of care in non-urban environments. Class consists of lectures, hands on scenarios, and readings. Students must have a current WFR certification. Certification fee required. Prerequisite: OS 20200 or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. Os 20400 leAve nO TrACe mAsTer edUCATOr (1) a leave no Trace Master educator course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of leave no Trace skills and ethics through practical application in a field-based setting. The course emphaUndergraduate Course descriptions 143

Alaska Pacific University sizes the ability to teach ethics and skills to different audiences. The course includes a minimum of four eight-hour days and at least three nights camping in the field. Upon successfully completing the course, the student will receive a LNT Master Educator certification that is recognized in the outdoor industry internationally. Lab fee includes the certification fee. Prerequisite: OS 11000. Offered Fall. Os 21000 snOW And AvAlAnChe sCienCe fOr PrOfessiOnAls (4) This course explores the properties of weather, terrain, and snow pack that lead to snow avalanches. The course will also address avalanche rescue techniques and career opportunities in the field of snow science. Content covers avalanche level 2 curriculum. Prerequisite: OS 11200 or instructor permission. Offered Fall. Os 21100 bACKCOUnTrY sKills (4) A menu course in backcountry skills that develops students’ expertise and knowledge of specific skill related to wilderness recreation. Students will also gain the ability to plan, prepare for, and undertake short recreational trips in the backcountry of Alaska and elsewhere. For water courses students must be competent swimmers. Prerequisite OS 11000 or instructor permission. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Offered Fall.
(Topic course number range from oS 21101 to oS 21110 in schedule) Selected Topics: Packrafting Swiftwater Traditional Climbing

Os 21200 bACKCOUnTrY sKiing (2) A field-oriented course designed to prepare students to plan and conduct safe backcountry skiing trips. Topics include alpine touring/ telemark skiing techniques, map reading and route finding skills, and avalanche evaluation and rescue techniques. The course meets weekly to tour outside anchorage area culminating on a week-long intensive over spring break. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: OS 11200, OS 21000. Offered Spring. Os 21400 reCreATiOn, CUlTUre, And envirOnmenT (4) This course examines recreation in the context of culture and environment. Students will explore the dynamic relationship between how we recreate, where we recreate, and who our recreation impacts. in addition to mastering the skills associated with a particular form of recreation, students might study the local language, or interpret the area’s cultural history, or compile a list of the region’s flora and fauna. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Prerequisites: OS 11400 and instructor permission. Offered Spring.
(Topic course number range from oS 21401 to oS 21499 in schedule) Selected Topics: Sport Climbing

Os 21500 resCUe meThOds On lAnd (3) This course provides an introduction to the technical skills required for both improvised and organized rescues on steep terrain. The curriculum Undergraduate Course descriptions 144

Alaska Pacific University includes static and dynamic loads, technical rope skills, the tandem prusik belay, pulley systems, highlines, and assorted single and double rope rescue methods. Prerequisite: OS 11400. Offered Summer. Os 21600 seArCh meThOds On lAnd (2) This course provides an introduction to search history, management, planning, strategy, and tactics for finding lost or injured persons in forest and alpine environments as well as in caves and avalanches. Offered Fall. Os 30200 WildlAnd eCOsYsTems And hUmAn imPACTs (4) A field course for college students and professionals interested in applied field research techniques. Students in this course travel by nonmotorized methods such as sea kayaking while applying research techniques used in measuring human impacts on remote ecosystems. Course content includes temperate ecosystems; human use and management; and field research techniques including water sampling and radial transects. Class project will include entering and analyzing data. Wilderness living, sea kayaking, and database skills are necessary, instructor approval required. Lab fee required. Offered Summer. Os 30300 APPlied eXerCise PhYsiOlOgY (4) This course is a survey of the scientific principles, methodologies and research as applied to exercise and physical performance. The emphasis is on physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic physical exercise. Offered Spring. Os 31000 eXPediTiOn leAdershiP (4) expedition leadership introduces students to the process of leading wilderness expeditions. Students will assist in planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating a twenty-one day expedition. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Prerequisite: OS 11000 or instructor permission. Offered Fall. Os 31200 eXPediTiOn mOUnTAineering (4) This class is an extended Alaskan mountaineering expedition. Topics include glacier travel, winter camping, snow and ice climbing, ski mountaineering, route finding, risk management, decision making, and hazard evaluation. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Prerequisites: OS 11400, OS 11200 and instructor permission. Offered Summer. Os 31300 eXPediTiOn seA KAYAKing (4) a two-to three-week sea kayaking expedition in the coastal environment. In addition to practicing the skills of safe sea kayaking, students will help organize and lead the trip. Topics include advanced strokes, bracing, rescues in rough water, secondary stability, boat/ paddle selection, trip planning, minimum impact camping, and hazard evaluation. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Prerequisites: OS11000 and OS11300 or instructor permission. Offered Summer.

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Alaska Pacific University Os 31600 eXPediTiOn glACier TrAvel (4) Expedition Glacier Travel emphasizes the skills required for traveling and climbing in Alaska’s heavily glaciated mountain ranges. Snow camping, expedition behavior, crevasse rescues, snow and ice climbing, route finding, peak ascents, and avalanche hazard evaluation will be emphasized. Lab fee required, plus personal food, equipment, and transportation costs. Prerequisites: OS 11400 and OS 11200; or instructor permission. Offered Summer. Os 37000 risK mAnAgemenT fOr OUTdOOr PrOfessiOnAls (2) risk Management for outdoor Professionals will discuss and understand the components of risk management in the outdoor profession. Topics include risk management and emergency response planning, legal and ethical responsibilities of risk management, and risk transfer topics such as insurance and participant agreements. Students will develop a risk management and emergency response plan. Prerequisite: OS 20100. Offered Fall. Os 40100 The bUsiness Of reCreATiOn (4) an investigation of the concepts and theories of administration and management of recreational organizations. Theories, processes, and legal concepts behind established and entrepreneurial recreational organizations. Topics and projects include funding, incorporation, personnel and fiscal management, community relations, and liability as related to recreational services. Prerequisite: OS 20100. Offered Fall. Os 40200 OUTdOOr edUCATiOn (4) Application of the theories and techniques of teaching in and about the natural environment. This course will develop, implement, and evaluate programs for local schools using standard environmental curriculum. Offered Spring. Os 40300 AlAsKA nATUrAl hisTOrY inTerPreTATiOn (4) This course explores the techniques and theories used by public land administrators to interpret the Alaskan natural environment. Interpretive trail alignment and displays, as well as oral and written interpretive resentations are emphasized. Offered Fall. Os 40400 reCreATiOn reseArCh meThOds (4) The growth of outdoor recreation in alaska has created numerous social and natural resource impacts and issues. This course introduces students to the literature of recreation research and research design in social and natural science methodology. Students will develop a research proposal and implement a research project. Offered Fall. Os 40500 reCreATiOn And The PUbliC lAnd resOUrCe (4) Surveys the evolution of United States public land policy, the agencies that manage public land, the relevant public land legislation, and the people who recreate on public land. Offered Spring. Os 47000 AdvAnCed TOPiCs in OUTdOOr leAdershiP (2) This class will cover trends, theories, and concepts related to outdoor leadership and ethics. Topics include leadership theories and facilitation, Undergraduate Course descriptions 146

Alaska Pacific University ethical issues of outdoor activities, group dynamics and development, and individual behavior and motivation. Offered Spring. Os 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (3-12) The senior project is the culmination of the student’s academic career. The goal of the class is to help the student identify, plan, implement, and evaluate a project that focuses the student’s skills and knowledge in a way that demonstrates his or her professional interests. The class will meet periodically during the semester. Offered as needed. Os 18000, 28000, 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a regular faculty member and by permission only. Offered as needed. Os 18500, 28500, 38500, 48500 PrACTiCUm (1-12) The practicum is an integral part of the student’s pre-professional preparation. It will help them identify career areas to pursue and network with professionals in that field of work. Offered as needed. Os 19200, 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Special topics in various fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered as needed.

Pe – Physical education

(offered through the outdoor Studies Department)

Pe 10300, 20300 beginning, inTermediATe, And AdvAnCed level PhYsiCAl edUCATiOn And OUTdOOr sKill ACTiviTies (.5-2) Offered as needed.

(Topic course number range from Pe 10301 to Pe 10399 and Pe 20301 to Pe 20399 in schedule) Selected Topics: advanced alpine Skiing advanced Cross-Country Skiing aerobic Conditioning Bouldering Circuit/Weight Training i Crosstraining lifetime Fitness Physical Education Running & Circuit Training run/Ski Shoshin ryu/Martial arts Skate Skiing Water aerobics Weight Training i Weight Training ii Yoga Swimming

Ph – Philosophy

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

Ph 20100 inTrOdUCTiOn TO PhilOsOPhY (4) Introduction to basic elements of philosophy, its history, foundational principles, theoretical and practical issues in the field of philosophy. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered as needed.
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Alaska Pacific University
Love & Friendships Philosophy of History

Ph 20200 inTrOdUCTiOn TO eThiCs (4) This course will be an introduction to the theoretical and practical issues in the field of philosophical ethics. Satisfies the Ethics and Religious Values GUR. Offered as needed. Ph 20300 sYmbOliC lOgiC (4) This course will introduce the student to the full spectrum of skills in symbolic logic. This course will begin to make the student more conscious of the process and techniques of how to solve problems. In developing these skills, the student will have to begin to identify distinct kinds of problem situations, recognize the general principles that control the solution of the identified problems, and then choose and apply the appropriate techniques for negotiating the identified solutions. Students will also be expected to understand and develop skills involving the proving of theorems. Prerequisite: MT 10100. Satisfies the Quantitative Skills GUR. Offered as needed. Ph 20400 PhilOsOPhY Of sCienCe (4) Introductory topics in Philosophy of Science. Offered Spring. Ph 30100 AdvAnCed TOPiCs in PhilOsOPhY (4) Close study and critique of individual texts in philosophy, with emphasis on understanding the work in the context of the tradition from which they emerge. Prerequisite: Introductory course in Philosophy or instructor permission. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered as needed.
(Topic course number range from Ph 30101 to Ph 30199 in schedule) Selected Topics: Philosophy of Mind Science of Mind

Ph 30400 AdvAnCed sTUdies in PhilOsOPhY Of sCienCe (4) an advanced level course in philosophy of science will closely study more difficult texts in careful attempt to work out the full complexity of the author’s meaning. Students will be asked to engage in close study and critique of individual texts in philosophy of science, with emphasis on understanding the works in the context of the tradition from which they emerge. Prerequisites: Introductory course in Philosophy or instructor permission. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered as needed.

PY – Psychology

(offered through the Counseling Psychology and human Services Department) PY 15000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO PsYChOlOgY: AdJUsTmenT And ChAnge (3-4) How human beings adjust to the challenges of living as they grow, learn, build relationships, develop careers, and search for personal meaning. Study includes current concepts, theories, and research regarding psychological effects of change, and useful strategies for Undergraduate Course descriptions 148

Alaska Pacific University dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Offered Fall/Spring. PY 20200 COmmUniTY PsYChOlOgY (2) Students will apply concepts of social psychology to living in a communal setting. This course will explore the creative process as it applies to building relationships, developing sustainable systems of alternative living, understanding the interrelatedness of the Kellogg Campus with other local community systems, and expressing oneself within groups will be explored. Lessons from a wide variety of cultural examples will augment the student’s campus living experience. Offered as needed. PY 21000 sOPhOmOre seminAr: inTrOdUCTiOn TO PrOfessiOnAl PsYChOlOgY (4) exposure to a broad range of career directions available in psychology as a profession, and extensive practice of the cognitive, problem solving, and writing styles of modern, scientific psychology. Classroom debates, guest speakers, field trips, and individualized projects are used to expand students’ understandings of the diversity and challenges of psychological science and practice. Offered Fall. PY 21500 lifesPAn hUmAn develOPmenT (3-4) Introduction to basic concepts, theories, and issues of human lifespan developmental psychology. Special attention given to the interrelatedness of physical, cognitive, personality, social, cultural, and spiritual components of development. Partially fulfills admission requirements of the APU Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or instructor permission. Offered Fall/Spring. PY 22100 eCOPsYChOlOgY (4) An introduction to ideas, concepts, and the broad range of literature in the interdisciplinary field of ecopsychology. Will include an examination of how humans and the larger environment interact with each other. There will be an emphasis on helping students think about the interplay of psychology and environment in their own lives. Offered Spring even years. PY 22200 rOOTs And Wings: COnCePTiOn ThrOUgh AdOlesCenCe (4) Psychological, social, and physical development from early childhood through adolescence, with emphasis on aspects of learning, thinking, and socialization, which are of special importance to teachers and caregivers. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or instructor permission. Offered Fall odd years. PY 22800 PsYChOPAThOlOgY fOr mOvie lOvers (4) This course is designed to help broaden a person’s knowledge and conceptual understanding of abnormal psychology. In particular, individual mental health problems will be explored in the context of society. Two primary catalysts for class discussion and debate will be the framework of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the american Undergraduate Course descriptions 149

Alaska Pacific University Psychiatric Association and the media of movies and documentaries. The course will help foster exploration regarding the issue of what is “normal” vs. “abnormal,” along with investigating primary causes and effective treatment approaches. Students are encouraged to examine their own assumptions, beliefs, and fears about “abnormal” behavior. Readings include a current text in abnormal psychology and a compendium of stories regarding what it is like to have a disorder as well as live with someone with a disorder. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or permission of instructor. Offered Fall even years. PY 23100 mAKing sense Of sTATisTiCs: APPliCATiOns TO The behAviOrAl sCienCes (4) This course provides an introduction to the statistics most commonly used in the behavioral sciences. The basic principles of statistics to be covered include sampling and probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Both parametric and nonparametric statistics will be explored. This course also includes an introduction to the use of PC statistical packages for the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: MT 10100 or placement test. Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning GUR. Offered Spring. PY 23300 ArT And TherAPY (4) This course provides an introduction to the creative process of art in therapy and the use of that process in the development of self-awareness and empathetic relationships with others. Ideally this will be a studio based course. Beginner instruction with art materials applied to self exploration for the development of individuals entering the psychology field. It also includes discussion oriented toward growth-enhancing exploration of the self through creativity. PY 23500 CreATiviTY, mAdness, And self eXPressiOn (4) What leads to that triumph of the human spirit we call creativity? The psychology of creative self-expression will be explored by understanding the processes of inner passions and conflicts on self-expression. Examples of some of the world’s greatest “mad” scientists and “crazy” artists will be provided as case studies. Students will be given specific techniques to recover their creativity from a variety of psychosocial blocks so that they may be able to fully express the writer, poet, actor, painter, musician, or scientist within themselves. Satisfies the Social/ Behavioral Science GUR. Offered Spring odd years. PY 24200 lOve, COUPles, And fAmilY (4) Focuses on the stage of life in which major decisions are made regarding marriage, children, and profession. Issues commonly confronting mature, intimate relationships are addressed, including human sexuality, gender roles, marital life styles, heterosexual and homosexual relationships, changing marital patterns, and traditional and contemporary work roles for women and men. Satisfies the Social/ Behavioral Science GUR. PY 25000 nATUre And PsYChOlOgiCAl Well-being (4) Students will study the relationship between nature and the human mind by exploring aspects of natural settings shown to be psychologUndergraduate Course descriptions 150

Alaska Pacific University ically restorative. Emphasis will be on personal reflection in outdoor settings, as well as research within fields of environmental psychology and wilderness therapy. Offered Fall even years. PY 26000 inTimACY, relATiOnshiPs, And seXUAliTY (4) Explores the psychology of love, sex, and interpersonal relationships. Issues of current interest including sexual orientation, the abortion debate, reproductive technologies, safer sex practices, and gender similarities and differences. Students are encouraged to apply information from this course to the building and maintaining of healthy, loving relationships. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or instructor permission. Offered Spring. PY 30000 meThOds Of invesTigATiOn: reseArCh in PsYChOlOgY (4) introduction to the common methods of research in the behavioral sciences. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are examined along with program evaluation and assessment techniques. Course activities include the writing of a research proposal. Partially fulfills admission requirements of the APU Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program. Prerequisite: two courses in Psychology or instructor permission. Offered Fall. PY 30500 individUAliTY And grOUP PrOCesses (3-4) Introduction to the psychological natures of groups, emphasizing group formation, structure, development, and dynamics within and between groups. Systematic examination of leadership theory as it relates to development and integration of group processes. Partially fulfills admission requirements of the APU Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program. Prerequisite: two courses in Psychology or instructor permission. Offered Fall even years. PY 31500 PsYChOlOgY Of WOmen fOr mYsTerY lOvers (4) This course helps both male and female students to connect their personal, gendered lives with the social and political world in which they live. Students are also encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own lives in order to understand (1) the complexity and diversity of women’s experiences in terms of race, social class, sexual orientation, age, and cultural differences, and (2) contemporary debate topics such as the social construction of gender, women’s and men’s communication styles, the earnings gap, sexual harassment, women in the military, and feminist spirituality. Readings include a broad sampling of the wealth of recent scholarship that addresses women’s development and women’s mental health, as well as contemporary fiction by and about women. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or instructor permission. Offered as needed. PY 32000 PersOnAliTY: TheOries And PersPeCTives (4) an overview of historical and current models of human personality structure and development, including representative theories from the psychodynamic, type/trait, phenomenological, behavioral, and socialcognitive perspectives. Considers implications for counseling and clinical practice. Partially fulfills admission requirements of the APU Master of Undergraduate Course descriptions 151

Alaska Pacific University Science in Counseling Psychology Program. Prerequisite: PY 15000. Offered Spring even years. PY 32500 sOCiAl PsYChOlOgY (4) a review of classic and more current social psychology research that seeks to reveal patterns of human behavior that may not always be in our conscious awareness. The class looks at issues such as conformity, aggression, self-justification, prejudice, liking and loving, and social cognition. Students will be given opportunities to consider implications from the research discussed to their own particular areas of interest. Students will have the opportunity to participate in social psychology experiments/research. Prerequisite: two courses in Psychology or instructor permission. Offered Spring odd years. PY 32800 TherAPeUTiC mindfUlness: TheOrY And PrACTiCe (4) Using current research on the value of mindfulness exercises as an adjunct to more mainstream therapies, students will examine the use of mindfulness exercises from theoretical, practical, and experiential points of view. The class will culminate in a weekend mindfulness retreat at the Kellogg campus. Offered Fall odd years. PY 33000 PsYChOlOgY Of sUbsTAnCe Use And dePendenCY (4) Cultural norms, values, and attitudes regarding chemical dependency. Study of substance abuse in our society and how that abuse impacts individuals, families, and communities. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or instructor permission. Offered Fall even years. PY 33300 PsYChOlOgY Of sPiriTUAliTY And religiOn (4) This course provides an introduction to the psychology of the spiritual and religious life of the individual. The psychological nature and issues involved in spirituality and religion will be explored as they are experienced and expressed across the life span. Examples of issues and topics covered include the nature of religion and spirituality, religious socialization, religious experience, morality and values, attitudes and outlook on life, and the role of religion and spirituality in coping and adjustment as well as mental health and counseling. Prerequisites: two courses in Psychology or instructor permission. Satisfies the Ethics and Religious Values GUR. Offered Spring odd years. PY 33500 CreATiviTY, mAdness, And self eXPressiOn (4) What leads to that triumph of the human spirit we call creativity? The psychology of creative self-expression will be explored by understanding the processes of inner passions and conflicts on self-expression. Examples of some of the world’s greatest “mad” scientists and “crazy” artists will be provided as case studies. Students will be given specific techniques to recover their creativity from a variety of psychosocial blocks so that they may be able to fully express the writer, poet, actor, painter, musician, or scientist within themselves. Satisfies the Social/ Behavioral Science GUR. Offered Spring odd years. PY 34000 gOing TO eXTremes: AbnOrmAl PsYChOlOgY (3-4) Psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors related to dysfunctional personalities and related behavioral pathologies. Historical and recent definitions of, attitudes toward, and treatments of abnormality. Partially Undergraduate Course descriptions 152

Alaska Pacific University fulfills admission requirements of the APU Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program. Prerequisite: PY 15000. Offered Fall odd years. PY 34500 dYnAmiCs Of COUnseling (3-4) Survey of counseling theories and practices, as well as legal and ethical issues related to the field. Provides basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level practitioners and a foundation for graduate level coursework in counseling psychology. Prerequisites: PY 15000 (or demonstrated competency in writing). Offered Fall even years. PY 35000 PsYChOTherAPeUTiC Uses Of The Wilderness (4) Understanding and critically evaluating the theories, techniques, and practical applications of wilderness therapy; exploring ways in which humans and the nonhuman natural world can interweave in order to improve mental health. Prerequisite: PY 15000 and PY 25000, or instructor permission. Offered Spring even years. PY 35500 POsiTive PsYChOlOgY (4) although the discipline of Positive Psychology was inaugurated as recently as 1998, the study of psychological factors that make life “worth living” is already flourishing. This course explores human strengths— our own and others’. Human strengths are the qualities and processes that promote life satisfaction and well-being while preventing dissatisfaction and mental illness. Specifically, this course covers the role that strengths play in a variety of areas, including personality, aging, gender differences, intimate relationships, creativity, and decision-making, and then relating personal well-being to global and societal issues. It also includes constructive criticism and future directions for this emerging discipline. Prerequisite: PY 15000. Offered Spring odd years. PY 46000 inTimACY, relATiOnshiPs And seXUAliTY (4) Explores the psychology of love, sex, and interpersonal relationships. Issues of current interest including sexual orientation, the abortion debate, reproductive technologies, safer sex practices, and gender similarities and differences. Students are encouraged to apply information from this course to the building and maintaining of healthy, loving relationships. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Prerequisite: PY 15000 or instructor permission. Offered Spring. PY 49000 seniOr seminAr: direCTed sTUdY in PsYChOlOgY And hUmAn serviCes (4) Individualized, concentrated study of topics in psychology. Students conduct their own field and/or library investigations and participate in weekly seminar presentations and discussions of their discoveries. Prerequisite: Senior status or instructor permission. Offered as needed. PY 49800 seniOr PrOJeCT PrOPOsAl (4) Students determine their own senior project themes, scope, and methods within domain of theoretical, applied, or experimental psychology, with assistance of department Senior Project Coordinator. Project proposals are presented for approval, orally and in writing, to a Senior Project Committee including the Project Coordinator and two Undergraduate Course descriptions 153

Alaska Pacific University other faculty members of the student’s choice, one from Psychology and the other from another department. Prerequisite: Senior status. Offered Fall/Spring. PY 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (4-12) Students implement and assess the activities specified in their senior project proposals, and present completed projects, orally and in writing, to their Project Committees and at a Psychology Student Colloquium. Student must complete at least 8 hours of Senior Project coursework. Prerequisite: PY 49800. Offered Fall/Spring. PY 18000, 28000, 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a regular faculty member and by permission only. Offered as needed. PY 38400 JUniOr POrTfOliO (1) This seminar course provides the psychology student with assistance in writing, compiling, creating, and producing their junior portfolio. This course is to be taken during the junior year. Course goal: successful completion of the junior portfolio. Course prerequisite: Junior standing. CR/NC grades only. Offered Fall/Spring. PY 28500, 38500, 48500 field eXPerienCe (1-12) Practical work experience in a given area of concentration under the cooperative guidance of a faculty member and an on-the-job supervisor. Offered as needed. PY 29000, 39000 seminAr (1-4) Small groups meet with faculty members for in-depth study and discussion of a specific topic of common interest. Appropriate course descriptions are published as seminars are offered. Offered as needed. PY 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-4) Special topics in various fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered as needed.

rs – religion studies

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

rs 10500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO CAThOliC sTUdies i, ii, iii (2 CrediTs eACh) These courses provide a foundational survey of roman Catholic beliefs and practices. They represent a series of interrelated two credit courses over three sessions. They will survey the Catholic Understandings of God, the Bible, the church, Mary, the saints, liturgy, sacraments, devotions, as well as Catholic teachings pertaining to personal, social, and ecological morality, and other issues. The courses are not sequential. Offered Fall/Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University rs 20100 TOPiCs in religiOn (4) The courses listed under this menu provide introductions to the spiritual traditions of the world. Active learning projects are incorporated into the course requirements. Students are encouraged to explore how these traditions influence political, economic, cultural, and social forces in the contemporary world. Satisfies the Ethics and Religious Values GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from rS 20101 to rS 20199 in schedule) Selected Topics: World religions Spiritual environment America’s Religious History

rs 20200 fOUndATiOns Of A religiOn (2) The courses listed in this menu provide a detailed overview of one religion. Each course will review origins and history and explore the fundamental beliefs, practices, and various branches of a specific religious tradition. Special attention will be given to the understandings of contemporary adherents within the tradition. Each course may be counted toward either the Ethics and Religious Values or the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from rS 20201 to rS 20299 in schedule) Selected Topics: Buddhism islam Christianity Judaism Foundations of hinduism

rs 30100 AdvAnCed sTUdies in religiOn (1-4) These courses examine fundamental texts, history and past and/ or present concerns in religious experience, interpretation or speculative thought. Each course will introduce students to the theoretical approaches, forms of critical analysis, and research methods of their respective content. The courses will engage students with basic critical techniques and provide opportunities to explore relevant examples in the national and local believing and scholarly communities. Specific topics with course descriptions will be printed in class schedules for the term in which the course is offered. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from rS 30101 to rS 30199 in schedule) Selected Topics: Biblical Studies Christianity Church east and West Creation: Myths and hypotheses Death of Jesus Feminist Theology Jesus of History, Christ of Faith Luke-Acts The holocaust Travel and Study in israel The old Testament The new Testament Women in the Biblical World

rs 30300 AdvAnCed TOPiCs in bibliCAl sTUdies (1-4) These offerings provide advanced study of one or more biblical texts. These courses generally presume that students have already taken one of the following or similar courses: RS 30100 Biblical Studies, Old Testament, or New Testament. Specific course descriptions will be

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Alaska Pacific University printed in class schedules for the term in which the course is offered. Satisfies the Humanities GUR. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from rS 30301 to rS 30399 in schedule) Selected Topics: Colossians & Ephesians Corinthian Correspondence Galatio Gospel according to Matthew Gospel of Mark John Luke Luke’s Sequel: The Book of Acts non-Canonical Gospels old Testament Pauline epistles revelations Women in the Biblical World Paul’s Epistle to the Romans

rs 30500 AdvAnCed CAThOliC sTUdies (2-4) These offerings provided by the Cardinal newman Chair of Catholic Theology examine history, doctrines, beliefs, practices, and expressions of Catholicism. Some courses give special attention to the American Catholic experience. Others will focus on individual thinkers or defining moments in church history. Offered Fall/Spring.
(Topic course number range from rS 30501 to rS 30599 in schedule) Selected Topics: American Catholicism Catholic Beliefs, Practices & History Catholics and other Christians lectionary Non-Canonical Gospels Paul’s Life and Letters

sC – science

(offered through the environmental Science Department)

sC 10000 inTegrATed sCienCe i (4) Laboratory course tailored for non-science majors. Examination of the development of major scientific concepts and theories which are the basis of study in the distinct scientific disciplines. Scientific concepts will be placed in a social context by exploring the relationships between science, technology, and society. Lab included. Lab fee required. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall: alternating years online/on campus. sC 11000 nATUrAl hisTOrY Of AlAsKA (4) This is an introduction to the animals, plants, and geology of southcentral Alaska’s terrestrial and coastal ecosystems. The goal of the class is to familiarize students with this area’s natural history sufficiently that they can share their knowledge with others. As a field-based block class, the class features a 1-2 week field trip that includes camping, day-hikes, and a short backpacking trip suitable for beginners. Lab fee plus extra costs including food and equipment for the field portion. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall. sC 11500 bAsiCs Of WeATher lAbOrATOrY invesTigATiOns (1) General principles of weather presented through workbook and Internet lab exercises. Includes reading of weather symbols and maps, basic atmospheric physics, weather forecasting, Doppler radar, ENSO, and severe weather. Examples incorporating Alaska weather are used to illustrate principles. This course is for students who have completed a general science course and only need to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Prerequisite: 3 credit science GUR, student should have Undergraduate Course descriptions 156

Alaska Pacific University completed a science course and are only taking this course to acquire the laboratory component. Offered Fall. sC 12000 PhYsiCAl geOlOgY (4) An introduction to the Earth, including earth materials (minerals, rocks, and soils), the processes that control distributions and behavior of those materials, and application of the scientific method to these topics. emphasis is placed upon plate tectonics as a unifying theme for understanding the rocks, volcanoes, mountains, glaciers, and earthquakes of Alaska. Laboratory component emphasizes rock and mineral identification, map interpretation, and field-trips to examine notable geologic features in south central Alaska. Lab included. Lab fee required. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall as needed. sC 14000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO bOTAnY And ZOOlOgY (4) examination of the plant and animal kingdoms emphasizing structural, functional, and evolutionary relationships. Lab included. Lab fee required. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall. sC 15000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO OCeAnOgrAPhY (4) an introductory course in oceanography that examines the role of the oceans in earth systems science. The interaction between the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the marine system will be examined. Major topics include physical characteristics of the oceans, currents, waves, tides, air-sea interaction, coastal processes, and sedimentation. Major delivery of material is via web-based Internet activities. Offered Fall. sC 15500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO meTeOrOlOgY (4) an introductory course in meteorology that examines the role of the atmosphere in earth systems science. Major topics include heat budget of the atmosphere, weather systems, severe weather, climatology, and weather forecasting. Major delivery of material is via web-based Internet activities. Offered as needed. sC 16000 PrinCiPles Of biOlOgY (4) General introduction to the science of life and the fundamental processes which govern and dictate the success of all organisms. Lab included. Lab fee required. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 17000 PrinCiPles Of ChemisTrY i (4) Basic principles of chemistry including reactions, stoichiometry, ideal gas law, atomic theory, and calculations. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: MT 10100. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Fall. sC 17100 PrinCiPles Of ChemisTrY ii (4) Continuation of SC 17000. Study of chemical kinetics, equilibrium theory, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 17000. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Spring. Undergraduate Course descriptions 157

Alaska Pacific University sC 20000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO envirOnmenTAl sTUdies (4) Students will be exposed to general principles related to the following topics: species and habitats of conservation concern, human environmental history, environmental issues and environmental data on the web, the economy and environment, and sustainability of one’s personal life. Understanding within each area will be approached through individual investigations within each topic, followed by presentations, in written and oral formats, of each investigation’s results. Satisfies the Sophomore Seminar GUR. Offered Spring. sC 20500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO envirOnmenTAl sCienCe (4) Major concepts of natural resource management including those in agriculture, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, water, air, energy, mining, and recreation. Consequences of the use and misuse of vital resources are addressed. Satisfies the Sophomore Seminar GUR. Offered Fall. sC 21000 WinTer eCOlOgY And COld WeATher PhYsiOlOgY (4) A definition of winter and the strategies organisms pursue to survive it. Principles and processes of energy and biochemistry are briefly reviewed in preparation for a survey of animal and plant adaptations to cold stress. Interactions between populations in a winter context are also covered. The course begins with a study of human responses to cold and methods of staying warm. Lab fee required. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Spring. sC 21500 glACiOlOgY And glACier TrAvel (4) The formation and behavior of glaciers in the context of their impact on Alaskan landscapes with extended time spent living, skiing and collecting data on glaciers. Techniques for safe research and travel in glacial landscapes will be emphasized. Topics will include snow and ice physics, mechanisms of glacier flow, sediment production and transport, types of glacial landforms, and the relationship of glacier fluctuations to climate change. Basic techniques for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, hazard recognition and avoidance, snow camping, and glaciological field research will be described and practiced. Lab fee plus extra costs including food and equipment for the field portion. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Summer. sC 22000 hisTOriCAl geOlOgY (4) Investigation of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that have produced the present Earth system, with emphases on the evolution of earth from the hadean to the present and on the stratigraphic principles that record that evolution. Dynamics of interactions among the planet’s interior, crust, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere will be explored in lectures, discussions, and laboratory exercises. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 12000 or permission of instructor. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Offered Spring. sC 23000 PrinCiPles Of bOTAnY (4) This is a lecture and laboratory course that focuses on plant structure and function. Structural adaptations to environment will be discussed in the context of their function. This course will provide students with Undergraduate Course descriptions 158

Alaska Pacific University a working knowledge of how plants work and how they evolved to specialized niches. Included in each lecture, where appropriate, will be a discussion of what structural or functional features result in ethnobotanically significant plants. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: SC 16000, SC 14000, or SC 20500. Offered Fall. sC 24000 PrinCiPles Of ZOOlOgY (4) This course introduces students to the animal Kingdom in the classroom, laboratory and field. Major and minor animal phyla (including the protozoa) are examined with respect to anatomy, ecology, evolutionary relationships among and within phyla, and relationships with humans. Important classes within phyla will be emphasized as well as important groups within classes. Field experience will be gained in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine systems. A large portion of the course will be field-based. Lab fee and travel costs required. Prerequisites: SC 16000, SC 14000, or SC 20500. Offered Spring. sC 24500 sUsTAinAble COmmUniTies (4) Using the unique setting of the Kellogg Campus, students will explore concepts of sustainable communities through readings, guest lectures, interviews with local residents, and field activities. The course will integrate knowledge of historical, present, and future land use and community development trends in the Mat-Su Valley. Students will work closely with community residents engaged in planning and managing growth, as they identify and enhance aspects of Mat-Su Valley life important to a shared community vision. Offered as needed. sC 25600 envirOnmenTAl PhYsiCs (4) This course is a study of the physical laws and processes that underlie environmental phenomena. A primary emphasis in the class will be on energy and related issues such as climate variability, conservation, and alternative energy sources. Prerequisite: MT 12100. Offered Fall. sC 26000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO glObAl POsiTiOning sYsTem (gPs) (1) This course is an introductory level class for students who wish to learn the basics of the Global Positioning System (GPS). This class will provide fundamental concepts of GPS, how to use GPS receivers, collect and process data. No prior GPS experience is necessary; however, basic computer skills are recommended. Lab fee required. Offered Fall. sC 27000 generAl UniversiTY PhYsiCs i (4) This course is the first semester of an introductory, calculus based course in physics. Its primary focus is on mechanics, as well as the physics of waves, sound, and thermodynamics. Satisfies the Laboratory Science GUR. Prerequisite: MT 23000 (MT 23000 may be taken concurrently). Offered as needed. sC 27500 generAl UniversiTY PhYsiCs ii (4) A continuation of General University Physics I. Focuses on optics, electromagnetism, modern physics and relativity. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: MT 23000 and SC 27000. Offered as needed. Undergraduate Course descriptions 159

Alaska Pacific University sC 30000 TrOPiCAl nATUrAl hisTOrY (4) A field-oriented block course that travels to a tropical region and explores the wildlife, natural history, and conservation concerns there. This course requires difficult and uncomfortable traveling conditions. Requires lab fee and air-fare expenses. Satisfies LAB GUR. Prerequisite: Any of the following lab classes: SC 10000, 10100, 14000, 11000, 12000, 17000, 21000, 22000, 23000, or 24000 and permission of the instructor. Offered Spring. sC 30500 WinTer eCOlOgY WiTh sTATisTiCs (4) A definition of winter and the strategies organisms pursue to survive it. Principles and processes of energy and biochemistry are briefly reviewed in preparation for a survey of animal and plant adaptations to cold stress. Interactions between populations in a winter context are also covered. Includes a study of human responses and methods of staying warm. This course requires students to apply statistics to the data collected in the field during Winter Ecology and Cold Weather Physiology (SC 21000). Lab and travel fees required. Prerequisite: MT 22000. Offered Fall. sC 31000 envirOnmenTAl AssessmenT (4) examines Federal and alaska environmental law emphasizing national Environmental Policy Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act. Further study of the Environmental Impact statement process includes methods and procedures required by NEPA regulations. The course details the requirements of CERCLA for the Phase i environmental Site assessment focusing upon real estate transactions. The contents of Phase II (Intrusive Studies) and Phase III (Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Studies) are also presented, as well as an introduction to risk assessment. Offered Spring. sC 33000 eCOlOgY (4) introduction to the interactions between organisms and their environment, both biotic and abiotic. Considers organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and biomes, and lays the groundwork for more advanced classes in ecology and conservation biology. Simple mathematical models and their analyses are used. Prerequisites: 1 lab science and Statistics, or instructor permission. Offered Spring. sC 33100 PrinCiPles Of fOresT mAnAgemenT (4) Course introduces concept of forest management with emphasis given to Alaskan forest ecosystems, both urban and rural. Topics include: forest ecology, dendrology, entomology and pathology, inventory and measurements, wood technology, soil science, forest products, policy, and protection. Prerequisite: SC 33000. Offered as needed. sC 33500 OrgAniC evOlUTiOn (4) This course examines empirical and theoretical evidence of evolutionary patterns and processes. Emphasis is placed on the study of contemporary processes, especially those most relevant to applied conservation biology. Topics covered include: the macro and micro fossil record, natural selection and other avenues of evolutionary change, geomorphological and geochemical aspects of evolution, coevolution, Undergraduate Course descriptions 160

Alaska Pacific University adaptive radiation, divergence, speciation, and extinction. The study of contemporary processes includes: concepts of minimum viable population size, natural and artificial selection, and evolution on islands and other isolated habitats. The course attempts to apply knowledge gained through basic investigations in evolutionary science to contemporary problems, especially biodiversity crises. Prerequisite: SC 33000 or instructor permission. Offered Spring. sC 34000 AnimAl behAviOr (4) This course introduces the science of animal behavior, with an emphasis on an evolutionary understanding of behavior. Topics include: approaches to animal behavior, evolution and genetics, mechanisms, learning, behavioral ecology, communication, food and shelter, social organization, mating systems, and animal experiences. No lab. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Prerequisites: SC 16000 or SC 14000, and a Sophomore Seminar course (SC 20000, or SC 20500 or PY 21000 or ED 21400 or LS 20100 or BA 20000). Offered Fall. sC 34500 eCOlOgiCAl eCOnOmiCs (4) This course examines a transdisciplinary science that attempts to work toward the efficient allocation of resources subject to and mindful of ecological constraints. Unlike traditional neo-classical economics, ecological economics recognizes that the economy is a sub-system wholly contained and sustained by the global ecosystem, and like any subsystem, is dependent on the system that contains it. We will focus on issues at the interface of the human system and the biophysical system that sustains it. We will study three interdependent goals of sustainable scale, fair distribution, and efficient allocation and the economic tools and policies necessary to create a sustainable economy. Prerequisite: BAM 21600 or instructor permission. Offered as needed. sC 35000 OCeAnOgrAPhY (4) The geological, physical, chemical, and biological factors that influence the marine environment in an Earth Systems approach. Study of marine resources and the role of the oceans to provide for global sustainability. Major topics include ocean circulation, waves, tides, coastal processes, and biological productivity. Prerequisite: One laboratory science course. Offered Fall. sC 35500 meTeOrOlOgY: WeATher And ClimATe (4) Composition and behavior of the air; energy as it relates to weather, temperature, moisture, precipitation, pressure and winds; air masses, fronts, and storms; weather predictions; and climate change and classification. Use of Internet to examine real-time weather conditions. Offered as needed. sC 36000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO geOgrAPhiC infOrmATiOn sYsTems (gis) (4) This course is an introduction to the theory and use of Geographic Information Systems, including the fundamental concepts of GIS, capabilities of GIS, and applications for dealing with spatial data. Key issues for discussion will include vector data input, data models, database design and database queries, sources of spatial information, spatial analysis, and cartographic display. These topics will be discussed Undergraduate Course descriptions 161

Alaska Pacific University within an environmental context using ArcGIS, a PC-based GIS software package. The course is presented in a lecture/laboratory format. Lab fee required. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 36300 inTrOdUCTiOn TO remOTe sensing (4) This course introduces students to the principles and techniques necessary for applying remote sensing to diverse issues within environmental science. The course emphasizes a hands-on learning environment with theoretical and conceptual aspects of satellite remote sensing. Topics include digital image interpretation, analysis, and processing within a GIS environment. Prerequisite: SC34100 sC 36500 APPlied geOgrAPhiC infOrmATiOn sYsTems (gis) (4) This course is a second course in GiS concerned primarily with spatial modeling. Topics include raster modeling, specifically hydrologic and distance modeling, as well as surface interpolation. The course is project-based with a lecture and laboratory component. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 36000 or instructor permission. Offered Spring. sC 37000 PrinCiPles Of hYdrOlOgY (4) This course presents the basic physical principles important in the hydrologic cycle; including precipitation, snowmelt, infiltration and soil physics, evapotranspiration, and surface and subsurface flow to streams. Field-based projects will focus on watershed analyses including field measurements and statistical analyses of hydrologic data. Prerequisite: MT 23000 or concurrent registration. Offered as needed. sC 37500 envirOnmenTAl ChemisTrY (4) Designed for Environmental Science majors. Survey of environmental chemistry principles in preparation for additional work in the discipline. Examination of the chemical basis of environmental issues. Introduction to basic field techniques for environmental sampling and monitoring. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 17100. Offered as needed. sC 40000 TrOPiCAl eCOlOgY (4) A field-oriented block course that explores the ecology of a tropical region. Emphasis on the structure, function, and biodiversity of natural ecosystems, but logging, agriculture, sustainable development, and conservation are also discussed. This course requires difficult and uncomfortable travel through underdeveloped rural and wilderness areas by minibus, boat, and foot. Students are expected to have a passport, necessary inoculations, and wilderness experience. Additional costs are required of the student for travel to and from the destination countries. Prerequisites: SC 33000, MT 22000 or equivalents and permission of the instructor are required. Offered Fall. sC 40300 TrOPiCAl COnservATiOn in PrACTiCe (4) This course examines the relationship between environmental systems and sustainable development through travel to the developing world and service learning. We will explore, experience and learn about the human causes of environmental degradation and critically assess sustainable development alternatives in remote rural areas of the developing world. These alternatives will be evaluated from ecological, economic, and social and ethical perspectives. From a conceptual Undergraduate Course descriptions 162

Alaska Pacific University and operational point of view, we will explore the idea of sustainability/sustainable development with an emphasis on communitybased sustainable development in and around protected areas. Service learning will be integrated into the travel study. Cultural and natural history will also be investigated as part of the curriculum. Prerequisites: Upper division standing or permission of instructor. Lab fee required. Offered Summer. sC 40500 envirOnmenTAl eThiCs (4) Various perspectives and philosophies concerning the natural environment and resource utilization are explored in order to give the student a basis on which to develop his or her own ethical perspective. The human factor in addressing environmental issues is emphasized. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 40700 WATer resOUrCes mAnAgemenT (4) Major concepts involved in water resources management. Basic hydrology, water use, water rights, water quality, groundwater, planning, floodplain management, and dams. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among the technical, legal, economic, and political aspects of water resources management by examining alaskan water resources laws and current issues. Offered Fall. sC 41000 envirOnmenTAl AdvOCACY And leAdershiP (4) Examines environmental interest groups and methods of advocacy. Students learn the tasks of environmental and natural resource advocates, such as how to start and organize an advocacy group, conduct an investigation of an issue, communicate with political representatives, effectively participate in public hearings, develop a media campaign, and engage in various fund-raising activities. Offered as needed. sC 41200 sCienTifiC WriTing (4) This course examines in depth the nature and scope of scientific writing, including style, format, and conventions. Students will examine the primary literature for examples of effective scientific writing, and practice constructing various aspects of research papers, theses, research proposals, and science journalism. Student evaluation is based on homework, class participation and discussion, class critiques of student drafts, and a writing portfolio. Students may incorporate components of a senior project or graduate thesis into their portfolio for credit. Prerequisite: LL 20100 or equivalent. Offered as needed. sC 41500 nATUrAl resOUrCe PlAnning And POliTiCs (4) The relationship between the political process and natural resource inventory, planning, development, management, and conservation. emphasis is placed on alaskan renewable and nonrenewable natural resources and the impact of local, state, and national legislation, regulation, and political action. Offered as needed. sC 42000 envirOnmenTAl geOlOgY (4) Focuses on the entire spectrum of possible interactions between humankind and the physical environment. Topics include: earth materials, natural hazards, hydrology, waste disposal and environmental health, Undergraduate Course descriptions 163

Alaska Pacific University minerals, energy, and an introduction to environmental law and land use planning. Lab included. Lab fee required. Offered as needed. sC 42200 sOils And geOmOrPhOlOgY (4) This course examines the physical aspects of the land resource including the soils and sediments that comprise the landforms of the earth’s surface. The course presents detailed study of landforms and the processes that control their formation, whether erosional, depositional, tectonic, or volcanic. An introduction to land capability is included. Laboratory work includes field-sampling techniques, analysis of soils, and interpretation of landforms on air photos and topographic maps. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: MT 12100 and SC 12000 or SC 42000. Offered Fall. sC 43000 COnservATiOn biOlOgY (4) Introduction to the science of preserving biological diversity, its principles, policy, and applications. Topics include: extinction, ecological and genetical effects of habitat fragmentation, minimum viable population analysis, reserve design and management, the Endangered Species Act, and conflict mediation. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: SC 33000. Offered Spring. sC 43500 envirOnmenTAl lAW (4) introduction to laws and regulations governing environmental and natural resource management. Designed to introduce non-law students to the legal process and the role of the judiciary in environmental and natural resource management. Offered Spring. sC 44500 COllAbOrATiOn in envirOnmenTAl mAnAgemenT (4) Theoretical and applied concepts of collaboration and conflict resolution in both public and private sectors of natural resource and environmental management, historical and legal mandates, government agency responsibilities, applied methods and techniques, case studies, and hands-on experience. Offered as needed. sC 45500 ClimATe ChAnge (4) Causes and consequences of climate variability on a variety of timescales will be addressed, with a primary focus on evidence for natural and anthropogenic climate fluctuations in arctic regions. Topics will include structure of the climate system, proposed mechanisms of climate variability, techniques for paleoclimatic reconstruction, and an overview of climate modeling and associated uncertainties. We will use case studies to explore known and projected impacts of climatic changes on Alaskan environments. Emphasis will be placed on the science of climate change, but policy issues will be discussed. Offered Spring. sC 46200 lAnd Use PlAnning (4) Overview of land use planning at the municipal, county, and state levels and on public or private lands that have their own planning jurisdiction. Coverage of the history, legal framework, processes needed for successful land use planning. Requires project-based exercise using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Lab fee required. Prerequisite: SC 36000. Offered as needed. Undergraduate Course descriptions 164

Alaska Pacific University sC 47000 grOUndWATer geOlOgY (4) This course includes the principles and processes of groundwater occurrence and flow including aquifer properties, well pumping tests with analyses, and groundwater development and management. The topics include field methods with an introduction to geophysical techniques, as well as pollution sources and contaminant migration and computer modeling. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: SC 112000 or instructor permission; SC 17100; and MT 12100. Offered Spring. sC 49800 reseArCh meThOds (4) introduction to the process of research design and methods in environmental science. Students will explore senior project interests, exchange and critique project ideas, and formalize senior project proposals. Offered Fall. sC 49900 seniOr PrOJeCT (1-12) The senior project is the capstone of the student’s undergraduate career. The goal of the course is to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate a project that focuses the student’s skills and knowledge on his or her professional interests. Projects may be planned individually or in small groups. Students may register in increments of three or more credit hours, not to exceed twelve. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 38000, 48000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a regular faculty member and by permission only. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 18500, 28500, 38500, 48500 PrACTiCUm (1-12) Practical work experience in a given area of concentration under the cooperative guidance of a faculty member and an on-the-job supervisor. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 19000, 29000, 39000, 49000 seminAr (1-4) Small groups which meet with faculty members for in-depth study and discussion of particular topics. Appropriate course descriptions are published as seminars are offered. Offered Fall/Spring. sC 19200, 29200, 39200, 49200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-4) Special topics in various fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered Fall/ Spring.

ss – social sciences

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

ss 10500 inTrOdUCTiOn TO sOCiAl sCienCes (4) Survey course introducing the study of the social sciences those disciplines that deal with all aspects of the group life of human beings and that represent an extensive body of theory about the nature, growth, Undergraduate Course descriptions 165

Alaska Pacific University and function of human societies. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science GUR. Offered as needed.
(Topic course number range from SS 10501 to SS 10599 in schedule) Selected Topics: Geography Sociology

ss 30500 AdvAnCed sTUdies in sOCiAl sCienCes: seleCTed TOPiCs (4) In-depth study of topics in the various social sciences. Methodologies used for quantitative and qualitative research are practiced in research projects. Offered as needed.

Graduation: Faculty hild and Munsch Photo by Donna Dougherty

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grAdUATe POliCies And PrOCedUres
AdmissiOns
Each Graduate program requires admission to the University as well as to the program the student wishes to enter. Application documents are collected by the Admissions Office and then sent to the appropriate department for evaluation by the Program Director. When a decision is made regarding admission, the applicant will be notified by the Graduate Program Director and the Graduate Admissions Counselor. note: Each department has individual program requirements and deadlines. Students wishing to apply to a Graduate program must submit the following to the Admissions office: 1. Application for Graduate admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University. 3. College transcripts. Official transcripts from the institution which conferred the undergraduate degree. A transcript is required from each postsecondary institution in which a student has been enrolled, whether or not credit was earned. Transcripts are considered official only if they are delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. 4. Individual program requirements. Please see the Admissions section under each individual program.

international students

International students are students who do not have United States residency. International students wishing to apply for a graduate program must submit the following to the Admissions Office: 1. Application for Graduate admission. Follow the application requirements in the Graduate application and submit materials by the deadline stated in the application or the following deadlines (whichever is earlier): Fall Semester June 1 Spring Semester September 1 2. Supplemental application for International Student admission. 3. Supporting financial documentation. Present financial documentation to support the information provided under the Annual Budget Section of the supplemental application. Supporting documents must be supplied for each person or party who will be providing you with financial assistance. The documents should reflect the individual’s financial history. Examples of supporting documents include: several months’ bank statements, a letter from an employer stating period of employment, planned continued employment and yearly salary, tax returns, or a U.S. Immigration Form I-134 Affidavit of Support (for students who have a financial sponsor in the United States). All documents must be officially translated into English graduate Policies and Procedures 167

Alaska Pacific University and monetary amounts expressed in U.S. dollars. Students need to keep a duplicate set of all documents. These documents will be needed to apply for a student visa and to enter the United States. Foreign credentials evaluation (in addition to official transcripts). all students with transcripts issued by universities and schools outside the United States must send their transcripts to a credentials evaluation service for evaluation and must request that a copy of the evaluation be sent to the Admissions office. a course-by-course evaluation providing grade point average is required. A list of agencies that provide this service is contained in the Alaska Pacific International Student Information Packet. All international students, who are non-native speakiers of English, must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Alaska Pacific’s reporting code is #4201. A score of 550 on the paper test, 213 on the computer test, or 80 on the Internet based test is required for admission.

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non-degree seeking graduate students

(Special Student Status) Students who do not wish to pursue a degree program may attend classes at Alaska Pacific University if the required prerequisites have been completed. The courses taken under Special Student status may or may not be applicable to a Graduate program at a later date. NonDegree Seeking students are not required to submit academic transcripts and standardized test scores, but must have departmental approval to take a course. Students in non-Degree Seeking status are not eligible to receive financial aid. if a non-Degree Seeking student wishes to enter a Graduate program, he or she must apply for admission by following the application requirements of the program they intend to apply to. After completion of nine credit hours of course work, a Graduate student must apply for admission to a degree program, or reapply to continue in NonDegree Seeking status. Continued enrollment in Non-Degree Seeking status will be contingent upon review and approval by an admissions committee. Only nine hours of post baccalaureate course work earned prior to admission to a Graduate program may be accepted toward a Graduate degree. Students wishing to enter Graduate non-Degree Seeking status must submit the following to the Admissions Office: 1. Application for Non-Degree Seeking admission. 2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University.

Admissions standards

An admissions committee reviews completed application packages. The decision to admit or deny an applicant is based on the overall quality of the admissions package. Academic standards include: 1. A baccalaureate GPA of 3.00 if applying for the first Master’s degree; or 2. If applying for an additional Master’s degree, a 3.00 GPA for the last Master’s degree completed. graduate Policies and Procedures 168

Alaska Pacific University Applicants with GPAs between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered by the appropriate Program Director. If an applicant’s GPA is below 2.75, the Program Director will make a decision based on the recommendation of the department in which the program is offered. The Program Director has the option of seeking input from the Graduate Studies Committee in uncertain cases. The Program Director will report the admission of students with a GPA below 2.75 to the Graduate Studies Committee.

graduate deferred Applicant Policy

Fully admitted, degree-seeking graduate applicants may defer their approved semester start date for up to one year with the approval of the Program Director. Individuals who cannot gain approval for deferral must reapply and submit additional admission documentation. The appropriate Program Director, in coordination with the Admissions Office, will determine on a case-by-case basis what additional documentation needs to be submitted.

AdmissiOn CATegOries
full Admission
Full admission status is assigned to students whose completed application meets the requirements for admission to the university. Financial assistance can be disbursed to students who have been fully admitted to the university. early admission status is assigned to students whose applications are complete enough to determine that they meet the requirements for admission to the university, but are missing elements necessary for completion of the admission process. Students in this status may not register for classes and are not eligible for financial aid.

early Admission

Admission hold

admission hold status is assigned to students who have received early admission status and wish to register for classes prior to completion of their application. This status requires that the student submit missing application elements within six-weeks of registration. The Student Financial Services Office will hold all approved awards until all application elements are received and the student is granted Full admission status. Upon Full Admission, the Financial Aid Department will disburse approved awards. If the student does not meet the six-week deadline, they may be withdrawn from their academic program pending discussion with the academic Dean or appropriate Program Director and placed in a Non-Degree Seeking program status. As a Non-Degree Seeking student, the student will be required to pay full tuition in order to remain registered. The student’s approved financial aid awards may also be withdrawn. The Admissions Office will monitor and update the application files.

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission status is assigned to graduate students who have been admitted but still need to complete program prerequisites or remedial and/or tutorial work while enrolled at the University. This status is granted by the appropriate Program Director. The time limit required for completion of this work will be determined by the Program Director graduate Policies and Procedures 169

Alaska Pacific University that grants this status. Students who have not satisfactorily completed the specified requirements, within the prescribed time period, will have their enrollment revoked.

Wait listed

Waitlisted status is assigned to those students who apply to APU and meet academic standards of the University, but due to circumstances, such as lateness, need to be placed on an academic Wait List by the program director.

Admission denied

admission Denied status is assigned to students whose applications do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University. Students who are denied admission may contest such decisions by petitioning the Graduate Studies Committee.

graduate Assistantships

each graduate program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships. The assistantships are available in the form of tuition waivers for a specific number of semester hours of course work. Graduate assistants provide research, instruction, or related project assistance for the department. The Graduate Assistantship application and the application procedures are included in the Application for Graduate Admission.

finAnCiAl Aid
Alaska Pacific University offers many opportunities for scholarships, grants, and loans awarded through a variety of federal, state, and university programs. Financial aid is considered a supplement to the family’s monetary contribution; it is not intended to cover the complete cost of attendance. Another significant source of financial aid is through national scholarship databases. We emphasize that students who are diligent in their scholarship searches through national scholarship databases may find they receive enough funds to pay for the majority, if not all, of their education at APU. These scholarship database lists are available in the Student Financial Services Office or through diligent search and consist of monies given upon the basis of major, heritage, religion, need/ nonneed, membership, age, and even contests. To be considered for financial aid, a student must comply with the following requirements: 1. Student must be admitted to Alaska Pacific University as a degree-seeking student. 2. Student must attend APU as a full time student. Exception: part-time students may receive Stafford loans or the alaska Supplemental Loan. 3. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and request the results be sent to APU, school code 001061. The results must be received at APU from the federal government. 4. Student’s interested in alternative (private) loans must apply directly through their chosen lender. 5. Submit a Master Promissory Note if accepting a Federal Stafford Loan for the first time at APU. It is valid for 10 years. 6. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling if accepting a Federal Stafford Loan for the first time at APU. graduate Policies and Procedures 170

Alaska Pacific University Comply with all application deadlines. Financial aid must be reapplied for annually. 8. Respond to and complete all requests for documentation, verification, corrections, and other information as requested by the Student Financial Services Office or the agency to which you apply. 9. Sign and return each Award letter to the APU Student Financial Services Office by the required date and decline in writing any portion of an award offered that is not desired. A financial aid offer is not valid until the signed award letter has been returned to the APU Student Financial Services Office. 10. Notify the Student Financial Services Office in writing of any of the following changes: course load, withdrawal, marital status, residence, living arrangements, or aid received from outside sources. 11. Maintain good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward completing an academic program in accordance with APU Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. 7.

fAfsA Application information

The FAFSA is the required application for the Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized loans, and the Alaska Supplemental Loan. The University also requires a completed FAFSA on all students receiving university aid. All students, both incoming and returning, requesting financial aid must file a FAFSA no later than April 15 if the student expects consideration for assistance during the academic year beginning the following August. After that date, applications will still be accepted, but funds are limited to available funds at that time. Early application increases a student’s chances for assistance. Submit the FAFSA electronically to www.fafsa.ed.gov. There are definite limits to the annual amounts the federal and state aid provides. Notification of the award offer may be delayed by a federally selected verification of information process; please submit accurate information on the FAFSA.

federal and state financial Aid disbursement rules

Federal and state regulations require that a student must be in attendance at least part-time (6 credits), or full-time (9 credits) before APU can disburse federal and state aid. Adding and dropping classes may affect the amount of federal/state financial aid a student receives. Students who receive loans from the federal government may need to sign for the check in the Student Financial Services Office, though most will be credited automatically via Electronic Fund transfer. The student will receive written notice from the SFS Office that they need to endorse their check. If the student does not sign within 30 days the check will be returned to the lender. If the student still requires a federal loan, the student must reapply for a new loan. All financial aid awarded, with the exception of Federal College Work Study (FCWS), are credited to the student’s account after the student signs for the disbursement. (The student is responsible for finding the work-study job through Career Services.) It is important that students are prompt in signing for the checks since unsigned checks are sent back to the disburser. Some students receive financial aid in excess of direct university costs. In such cases, the portion exceeding direct costs is refunded to the student as long as it does not exceed the cost of attendance. Federal Guidelines allow institutions up to 14 days after receipt of federal funds to graduate Policies and Procedures 171

Alaska Pacific University process any applicable refunds. This allows APU adequate time to verify the student’s enrollment and attendance in all classes. As mentioned above, drops and adds affect the student’s eligibility for all types of financial aid. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they are enrolled in the required number of credits for each type of aid they are receiving; ie: Institutional awards require 9 or more; loans require six credits or more and etc. Federal regulations require a 30 day hold on all loan funds for first year undergraduates. Students must be enrolled in at least six credits at the time their loan funds are disbursed. Students who have a credit balance on their account after Federal Aid is received may request a bookstore voucher for their books. The cost of the books will be added the student’s account, thus reducing the credit balance to be refunded. If a student’s Federal Aid is applied to their account after the census date and a credit balance is created, the refund will be processed within 14 days. refund checks will be disbursed from Student Financial Services (SFS) and will require picture ID and student signature. If the student is unable to pick it up in person, they will be required to provide written authorization along with a copy of some form of identification (e-mail is acceptable) for SFS to mail the refund check to the address specified by the student.

Alaska Pacific University interest-free monthly Payment Plan

The Alaska Pacific University Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan administered by Tuition Management Systems is recommended to help you budget for the payment of your educational expenses and limit your debt. The plan allows you to spread your annual balance out over 10 interest-free monthly payments for a small annual enrollment fee of $65, which includes Education Payment Life Insurance. This insurance benefit provides payment for the remaining balance in the event of the death of the bill payer. For those graduating in December or beginning their classes in the Spring semester, there are also semester plan options available for a fee of $47.

benefits of the Alaska Pacific University interest-free monthly Payment Plan include:
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No Interest associated with plan, helping limit your debt and maximize savings Toll-free top-rated telephone service during extended personal service hours at 1-888-356-0350 Affordable counseling with friendly and professional Education Payment Partners A wide variety of payment methods including personal checks, money orders, credit cards and automated payments from your checking or savings account 24-hour access to account information at www.afford.com

Students are encouraged to seriously consider the advantages of paying some or all of your balance interest-free. This strategy is the most effective means of limiting your debt. Feel free to contact Tuition Management Systems for affordability Counseling at 1-888-356-0350 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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discontinuance of Attendance

Students who drop classes may have their financial aid reduced if they then fall below the full-time/part-time credit requirement for a particular type of financial aid. Students who withdraw from APU must notify the Student Financial Services Office and the Registrar so that refund calculations or late disbursements may be made. Students who withdraw from APU may be required to begin immediate student loan repayment. Federal regulations require all student loan borrowers to participate in exit loan Counseling whenever they withdraw or graduate from APU, for students to understand their rights and responsibilities as borrowers. To complete Exit Loan Counseling session online, go to www. mappingyourfuture.org.

sharing financial Aid funds between institutions of higher learning

Federal financial aid cannot be divided between institutions unless there is a consortium agreement between the institutions. The financial aid will be processed at the institution where the student is pursuing their degree, the home school. APU participates in a very limited number of consortium agreements. The home school will process the federal aid and any refund due to the student will be disbursed to the student approximately 14 days after the beginning of the semester or receipt of the funds, whichever is later. It is the student’s responsibility to pay the tuition and fees at their other institution. University awards from APU will not be divided between APU and another institution of higher learning.

satisfactory Academic Progress and Probation for financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid regulations require Alaska Pacific University to establish a Satisfactory academic Progress policy for students receiving financial aid. Further, APU must notify students of that policy and monitor the progress of all students receiving financial aid to insure their continued compliance with the policy. It is the responsibility of all students receiving financial aid to familiarize themselves with the policy and to insure that the standards are met. Failure to meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards may place a student’s financial aid in jeopardy. Summer hours may be used to fulfill the yearly minimum hourly requirement. Students must maintain at least a 67% completion of attempted credits. Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Academic progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester. Results of that review will be used to determine the subsequent semester eligibility for financial aid. Students are responsible to ensure that they maintain the minimum semester and cumulative GPa and to ensure that they complete the required minimum number of credits each academic year. 1. Probation. Students who fail to complete the required minimum number of credits in a Fall semester or fail to meet the required cumulative GPA of 3.00 will be placed on probation for their Spring semester. The student will be eligible to receive financial aid during their semester of probation. These students will receive a letter notifying them of their probationary status. 173

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Alaska Pacific University Failure to regain good standing status within the one semester of probation will result in the suspension of financial aid. Grades of AU, F, I, IP, W, and NC indicate unsatisfactory completion of courses for financial aid purposes. First-time students and transfer students with no prior academic history at APU are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress for the first semester of enrollment. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained even during semesters in which aid is not received. The maximum number of credits for which a student may receive financial aid is 65 credit hours. The credit count starts from the very first credit attempted, regardless of whether or not the student received financial aid. Any course for which a student receives credit, including transferred courses, repeated courses, and challenged courses, are included in this calculation.

2. 3. 4. 5.

incomplete grades: Courses with incomplete (i) grades do not count toward Satisfactory Academic Progress. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Financial Services Office of any changes in grades as it could change the student’s eligibility for financial aid. repeat Courses: Repeated courses that are required for a student’s degree program count toward the minimum credit hour load required for aid during a given semester. Repeat courses also count toward the 150% rule under the SAP policy. remedial Coursework: Students who enroll in remedial coursework (less than 100 level) may receive financial aid. distance delivered Courses: These courses count toward the credit hour load and may be used to fulfill credit hour requirements for financial aid if the courses are required for a student’s degree program. NOTE: Students are still required to complete these classes within the semester that they enroll. Withdrawals: Students who totally withdraw from the university, after receiving financial aid, may be suspended from receiving future financial aid and could be liable for refunds and/or return of Title IV funds (refer to the Financial Aid section of your campus’s course catalog for information on refunds and return of Title IV funds). institutional funds: Students receiving scholarships, grants, or tuition waivers from APU are expected to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements listed in this document. Please be advised, however, that some scholarships and waivers require a higher GPA for continued receipt. Other sources of Aid: Students receiving scholarships or financial aid from such sources as BIA, regional and village corporations, civic groups, and private organizations are expected to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements of APU unless the agency or group instructs the Financial Aid Office, in writing, to waive our requirements for these specific funds.

financial Aid suspension
Financial aid suspension will result from failure to: 1. Complete of the minimum required number of credits required during the academic year. graduate Policies and Procedures 174

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reinstatement:

1. Appeals: A student whose financial aid has been suspended may submit a written appeal to Student Financial Services within 30 days of notification of his/her non-compliance. The appeal must include any extenuating circumstances (such as student illness or the death of an immediate family member). The student must complete the APU Appeals Forms in full and submit all required documentation required to be considered for reinstatement of financial aid. Appeal forms are available in SFS. 2. Makeup: A student who does not wish to appeal or whose appeal has been denied may regain eligibility the semester following the completion of the required number of hours and the attainment of the required cumulative grade point average.

TUiTiOn And fees
A student’s billing account is due in full by the end of the first week of their first class. Any account not paid in full by the due date, will be automatically submitted to Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to set up a monthly payment plan. If payments are missed, late fees will be charged and you will not be allowed to register for the upcoming semester until the account is paid in full.

employer reimbursements

Students must pay their billing account in full or set up a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). At the student’s request, SFS will send a statement to the employer showing their billing account has been paid in full allowing the student to be reimbursed. graduate Courses Full time enrollment is 9 or more credit hours master of Arts Program $630/credit hour $545/credit hour

fees (all fees are nonrefundable)
Admission Application Fee Advanced Tuition Deposit due May 1 Audit for Noncredit Enrollment Late Registration (per week) Late Payment Fee (per semester)

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Alaska Pacific University Tuition Management Services enrollment Year $65 Semester $47 Reinstatement Fee $25 (students/parents who have cancelled or withdrawn from TMS) Student Association Fee $55 lab or Materials Fee (charged for certain courses see course schedule) Credit by Examination $50 In-Progress Cost equivalent to 1 graduate credit Documented experiential learning (Del) Portfolio assessment/Credit Fees: (available to enrolled students only) Per credit transcripted $50 Per credit assessed $25 Graduation application fee $50 Transcript fee Official copy $5 Unofficial copy $2 Expedited copy $10 for first Transcript evaluation Fee (if separate from Admissions process) $10 health insurance variable note: Student accounts carrying balances over 60 days will be charged interest at an annual rate of 10.5%. The University reserves the right to withhold final grade reports, transcripts, and diplomas if a balance is outstanding.

hOUsing And meAl PlAn COsTs (2009-2010) effeCTive AUgUsT, 2009
Prices listed are for one semester (which includes 1 block and 1 session). There are two semesters in one academic year. If you need housing or meal plan information for only a Block or only a Session, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life for pricing and availability.

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Block Only Session Only Semester

$10 $15 $25

south Atwood hall semester Cost
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north Atwood hall semester Cost
2 Room Suite: Shared Bedroom 2 Room Suite: Private Bedroom 1 Room Suite: Private suite Shared Bedroom Private Bedroom Private Bedroom Meal Plan

$1,950 $2,200 $2,300 $2,100 $2,550 $2,700 $2,450

University village semester Cost segelhorst hall semester Cost meal Plan Cost Per semester

The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on the weekends, holidays, and non-class days. Students living in South or North Atwood are required to be on the Meal Plan. Housing Deposit $400

Cancellation Fee (cancellation fee will be applied if you move out before the end of your contract): Before occupancy After occupancy $400 $500

note: All students living in university housing are required to show proof of health insurance. See the Dean of Students for information.

TUiTiOn refUnd POliCY
To receive a tuition refund, students must follow either the Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy or Complete Withdrawal Policy, whichever applies. See the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog. Tuition refunds are based upon the date the student submits their withdrawal notice to the Registrar’s Office, and are derived from federal guidelines. Fees are not refundable except when a course is canceled by the university. 100% 75% 50% 0% Prior to the second day of classes Second day to end of first week Beginning of second week to end of second week Beginning of third week forward

directed and independent study classes will be charged and refunded based on the beginning date of the term in which the class begins and dates of attendance are based on calendar days not attendance. Students who have received federal or state financial assistance and have completely withdrawn from the university, as defined in the Complete Withdraw Policy, are subject to the federal or state refund graduate Policies and Procedures 177

Alaska Pacific University regulations and must go to the Student Financial Services Office for assistance. When a student completely withdraws from the university and has received federal or state financial aid, the school is required to apply a withdrawal calculation based on either the federal or state laws. Federal financial aid recipients, determined to be totally withdrawn are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds calculation. Reduction in credits may require an adjustment of the Pell Grant.

federal refund formula (return of Title iv funds)

Students receiving funds from various federal programs are subject to the refund policy placed in effect in fall 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education. The policy states that students withdrawing or ceasing to attend classes on or before the 60-percent point of the semester has been completed will be required to return the calculated unused portions of the funds received, including loan funds. Failure to do so could result in ineligibility for further aid consideration at any school as well as being prevented from returning to Alaska Pacific University.

ACAdemiC POliCies grAding sYsTem
The following letter grade system is used: leTTer TeXT grAde grAde POinTs A+/A Above average mastery of facts and 4.00 principles; demonstrated clear evidence that stated course objectives and requirements were met by the student. ACourse objectives and requirements were 3.67 met by the student. B+ B BC+ C CD F Cr/nC* i** iP*** W# Average mastery of facts and principles; 3.33 Average evidence that stated course objectives 3.00 And requirements were met by the student. 2.67 Below average mastery of facts and principles; Scant evidence that stated course objectives And requirements were met by the student Unacceptable Failure Credit/no credit (see explanation) incomplete courses (see explanation) in Progress (see explanation) Withdrawal (see explanation) 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.00 0.00

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Credit/no Credit (Cr/nC) *

Grades may be given when this type of assessment is a more logical assessment method than traditional letter grades, for example in thesis, directed study courses, and narrative transcript (MAP Program). Credit means the student has satisfactorily completed the course with the letter grade equivalent of at least a “B” (3.00). an instructor may give an incomplete grade (“i”) to a student only when all the following conditions have been met: 1. The student has completed the majority of the work in the class and with a passing grade, and 2. The student cannot complete the work by the end of the term of enrollment for reasons beyond the student’s control (e.g., sudden illness, accident, or being sent out of town unexpectedly by an employer, as examples). Once an Incomplete has been granted, a student may not request to drop/withdraw from the course. Process for incomplete: • Student completes the form entitled Incomplete Grade Request o Student signature required (may substitute email request for signature) o Instructor signature required o Academic Dean signature required • Submit completed form to Registrar’s Office prior to Final Grades Due Deadline, as denoted on the academic calendar • Copy the student and the student’s advisor with the Incomplete Grade Request form • incomplete timeline o Student has no more than one semester to complete coursework and submit to the instructor o instructor has two weeks from the assigned expiration date to submit a final grade to the Registrar’s Office through the Grade Change Request: Incomplete / InProgress Make-Up form o An incomplete grade, when NOT made up by the deadline, and/or NOT received from the instructor, becomes an “F” grade  once an incomplete expires and becomes an F, the grade may not be changed back to incomplete without going through the Special Consideration process • Additional time may be requested (approval is not guaranteed) through a Special Consideration Request form with a copy of the initial Incomplete Grade Request form attached thereto The iP grade may be given to indicate that a graduate thesis is still in progress if the student is making satisfactory progress. A continuation fee, equal to the cost of one graduate credit, will be charged for each semester the IP is extended.

incomplete Course grades (i) **

in Progress (iP)***

Withdrawal (W) #

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semester Credit hour

one semester credit hour represents what a typical student might be expected to learn in one week (40-45 hours including class time and preparation) of full-time study.

grade Change Policy

Once an instructor submits a final grade to the Registrar, it may not be changed except under the following circumstances: 1. Clerical Error Policy. An instructor may certify on a Request for Grade Change form that the original grade was incorrect due to a clerical error (e.g., points added incorrectly or term paper turned in on time but overlooked). The error must be explained, and the change justified on the request form. The request must be approved and signed by the instructor’s department chair or program director and by the Academic Dean. 2. Academic Appeal Policy. Alaska Pacific University academic standards presume that the instructor of a course is the best qualified person to evaluate the academic work of students in that instructor’s courses and is the best person to assign grades to those students. For this reason grades submitted by instructors are not normally subject to review by the University’s administration. However, when a student believes that a particular grade was assigned in a manner that was arbitrary or capricious, or that crucial evidence was not taken into account, the student may appeal the grade. In the case of such an appeal by a student, the burden of proof shall be on the student. (See grade change policy form on APU website.)

enrOllmenT And regisTrATiOn
registration dates are on the academic calendar in the Catalog and in the University Calendar online.

Academic Advising

each student is assigned an academic advisor by the graduate program director. The academic advisor provides the student with the intellectual framework in which to make informed decisions regarding academic pursuits at Alaska Pacific University.

Continuous enrollment

Students who enroll, pay fees and attend classes at Alaska Pacific University are in a continuous enrollment status for the current and subsequent semesters. Reapplication to the University is required if enrollment is interrupted for a period of greater than twelve consecutive months (three consecutive semesters).

Course Add/drop/Withdraw Policy

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Adding Courses

Students may add courses through the late registration period through one of the following methods: • Student Portal • Registrar’s Office, by: o Completing the aDD section of the Change of Class Schedule form o E-mailing the Registrar’s Office via your APU E-mail account Term Block Full Session Module late registration Time frame First 4 Days of Term First 6 Days of Term First 6 Days of Term First 6 Days of Term Census date 5th Day of Term 7th Day of Term 7th Day of Term 7th Day of Term

After the late registration period, students may add a course with the approval of the instructor and their advisor.

dropping Courses

Students must complete the DroP section of the Change of Class Schedule (available at the Registrar’s Office) and promptly returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing or request to drop via your APU e-mail addressed to the Registrar’s Office. Please copy your advisor and instructor with the request. Classes dropped after the late registration period of a class appear on the student’s academic record with a withdrawal grade. The only exception to the policy is when the University cancels a course. Under those circumstances the Registrar’s Office will process a withdrawal for the affected classes. The date the course will be dropped is the date the form is received by the Registrar’s Office staff. Students who wish to withdraw from a course and receive a “W” grade must drop the course prior to completion of 80% of the term (see academic calendar for specific dates). The “W” grade may not be granted after that date unless the student files a Request for Special Consideration and the “W” grade is approved.

This policy applies when a student stops attending all courses at the university. If a student is withdrawing from one or more courses, but is still enrolled in other courses at the university, this is considered under the Course Add/Drop Policy. Students must complete the CoMPleTe WiThDraWal form available at the Registrar’s office or online through My APU. If the student is enrolled in a degree program, the Dean of Student’s signature is required. If the student has received federal or state financial assistance the Student Financial Services Office signature is required. The completed form must be promptly returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing. The date of withdrawal will be the date the student completes the withdrawal form or the date the student officially notified the Regisgraduate Policies and Procedures 181

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faculty-initiated drop

Prior to the published census date of a term, a faculty member may initiate a drop from a class of a student who fails to meet published individual course requirements or who fails to attend class.

graduation Application

Students must apply for graduation as follows: november 1 May graduation March 1 august graduation July 1 December graduation This application is valid only for the graduation date specified. A new application and application fee must be filed if the student does not graduate as planned. All candidates for degrees must be approved first by the faculty of Alaska Pacific University and secondly by the Board of Trustees.

interruption in enrollment

if enrollment is interrupted for a period of greater than twelve consecutive months (three consecutive semesters), the student must reapply for admission and meet admission and degree requirements in existence at the time of his or her readmission, unless a request for a Leave of Absence has been filed with, and approved by, the Registrar prior to departure. Requests for a Leave of Absence are made by completing a Request for Special Consideration form available from the Registrar’s Office or online through My APU. a granted leave of absence allows students to retain their graduation catalog. If, during the leave of absence, the student plans to take course work elsewhere and transfer the credits to Alaska Pacific University, the request for leave must include specific information regarding the planned program. To ensure that these credits are transferred to Alaska Pacific University, the program must be approved by the student’s Alaska Pacific University advisor and the courses must be completed with a grade of “B” (3.00) or better for a graduate program. Students whose absence from the university is less than 12 consecutive months are not required to reapply for admission; however, credits taken at any other institution during the absence from Alaska Pacific University will not be accepted for transfer unless permission to take such courses was granted in advance, and appropriate grades have been earned as described in the preceding paragraph. Requests for a Leave of Absence are made by completing a Request for Special Consideration form available from the Registrar’s Office or through My APU. Students not attending a summer semester are not required to request a Leave of Absence.

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maximum Credits Per Term
Term Block Session Semester require Academic dean’s Approval >4 >12 >15 max/Ceiling 6 15 18

Off-Campus enrollment

Once enrolled at Alaska Pacific University, students may not take courses elsewhere and transfer them to Alaska Pacific University, unless the arrangement is approved in advance.

registration requirements

Students are officially registered if registering through Web Portal or the Registrar’s Office. Graduate students are considered full-time if they are enrolled in 9 or more credits per semester (spring, summer, fall).

second masters degree

Students who have completed one masters degree at an accredited institution may, with the approval of the program director, obtain a second masters degree at Alaska Pacific University with a minimum of 24 credit hours over and above those applied toward the first masters degree. Individual Graduate Program Directors may approve a minimum of 18 semester hours for those applicants who already hold a masters degree in the same or closely related field.

semester information

Alaska Pacific University has three semesters per year: spring, summer, and fall. Within a semester are multiple terms: Block, Session, and Module. For specific semester and term dates, please see the academic calendar.
F = Full Semester = 15 weeks Summer = 14 or 15 weeks

B = Block = 4 weeks

s = Session = 11 weeks (Summer = 10 weeks) s1 & s2 = Sessions I & II in Summer only = 5 weeks

m1 = Module i = 7 weeks

m2 = Module ii = 7 weeks

Transfer Credit

Transfer courses must be graduate degree level with a grade of “B” (3.00) or better. Please refer to Limitation of Time section of this catalog up to (including) one-third of the credits required for a Master’s degree at Alaska Pacific University will be allowed to come from other accredited institutions. The program director will implement this policy based upon which credits are appropriate for the program. graduate Policies and Procedures 183

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ACAdemiC sTAnding
Academic good standing
Candidates for masters degrees are required to maintain a “B” (3.00) average in all work completed at Alaska Pacific University, with no more than two “C” (C+, C, and C-) grades. Grades of “D” are unacceptable. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 in graduate courses, will be placed on academic probation by the Registrar. To be removed from academic probation, the student must bring his or her cumulative GPA up to 3.00 within one semester, or he or she will be removed from graduate degree-seeking status.

Academic semester honors

Full-time graduate students with a 4.00 average for the semester are included on the honors list. To be eligible, a minimum of 9 semester hours must be completed with letter grades. (Students with incomplete or in progress grades are not considered).

reinstatement to graduate degree seeking status

Graduate students may apply for reinstatement to graduate degree seeking status after one calendar year from the semester in which they are removed from a graduate program. Upon reapplying to graduate study, it is the student’s responsibility to demonstrate his or her ability to succeed in the graduate program. Reinstated students must reapply for candidacy and must meet the program requirements that are in effect at the time of reinstatement.

satisfactory Academic Progress

Graduate students must complete 9 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.00, with no semester falling below 2.50. Completion of credit hours is prorated for part-time students.

OTher ACAdemiC POliCies
Address Changes
Updates to the Local, billing, or home (permanent) address, phone or e-mail may be done (1) in person at the Registrar’s Office, OR (2) by sending an email through student’s APU e-mail account to the Registrar’s Office email with the change in information.

Comprehensive examinations

examination dates are available in the individual graduate program offices.

Course numbering system

50000 - 59999 POSTBACCALAUREATE credit (does NOT apply toward a Masters Degree) 60000 - 69999 GRADUATE LEVEL

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e-mail Address

All currently enrolled students will be given an Alaska Pacific University e-mail address. This will be the student’s e-mail address for the duration of time the student is at APU plus 12 months. This e-mail address will be deemed the official means of communication with the student.

honor Policy

Alaska Pacific University is a community of learners and teachers in which all enjoy freedoms and privileges based upon mutual trust and respect as well as a clear sense of responsibility. This philosophy forms the foundation of the academic and social environment at this university. In the academic arena, students are responsible for their own learning while faculty members enhance these learning experiences. Students are expected to do all work assigned, to do it honestly and with integrity, and to ensure that the instructor has actually received the work. As noted in the Student Handbook, cheating on examinations, plagiarism, or submitting the work of others as one’s own are specific examples of prohibited conduct. Students who engage in such activities will be subject to disciplinary measures, which may include failure in the course or expulsion from the university. (See Student Handbook for further information.)

independent/directed study

With the exception of MAP Students, enrollment in either Independent or Directed Study courses is limited to nine or less credit hours per student. See individual graduate program.

Jury duty

Students will be excused from class attendance for jury duty upon presenting evidence of their summons. Students are expected to make up missed class work expeditiously upon completion of their duty.

limitation of Time

All coursework must be completed within a seven-year period. The date of entry into the first course of a student’s graduate program, including work for which transfer credit is allowed, is viewed as the starting point of the seven-year period. If a course taken to complete the requirements for the master’s degree does not fall within the sevenyear period allowed for the degree, the course, with departmental approval, may be retaken for credit. Otherwise, another course of equivalent credit hours must be substituted in the program.

meningitis, Alaska Postsecondary immunization Act

In an effort to increase public awareness of meningococcal disease, the alaska Postsecondary immunization act was signed into law on May 18, 2005. This law requires that all educational providers give written notice to each student regarding meningococcal disease as described in statute. The educational provider must obtain a signature from each student indicating that the student has either 1) received an immunization against the disease, or 2) received written notification informing them of meningococcal disease. graduate Policies and Procedures 185

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name Change

Students may initiate an official name change by presenting of the following:
documents establishing identity (w/photograph) and showing both names CURRENT Passport or Passport Card CURRENT Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form i-551) —Or— select One from eACh column Column 1 documents establishing identity CURRENT Driver’s license or ID card issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address CURRENT ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address CURRENT U.S. Military card or draft record CURRENT Military dependent’s ID card CURRENT U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card CURRENT Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority Column 2 documents establishing legal name Change Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Court order Social Security account number Card (name must match name from column 1 iD) authorized Document issued by the Department of homeland Security

Personal information

All students must provide in the first month of attending Alaska Pacific University the following additional information: date of birth, gender, ethnicity, race and social security number. The age and ethnicity are used to report to the federal government, in aggregate only, as is required in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The social security number in combination with the birth date graduate Policies and Procedures 186

Alaska Pacific University is a means of identification and is required for those students receiving federal moneys.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are listed with the course descriptions. Prerequisites are designed to alert the student to the background expected for the course. This ensures that the student can more fully benefit from the course material. Instructor permission is required for any student not having the prerequisites to enroll in a course. (See individual program prerequisites.)

social security number Corrections

A correction in social security number requires the student to bring the social security card to the Registrar’s Office for verification.

special Consideration

A student whose circumstances may be exceptional may file a request for Special Consideration form to seek a waiver of an academic policy. The form is available in the Registrar’s Office or online through My APU. The specific request must be stated, along with supporting facts and circumstances. All requests involving waivers of graduation requirements are first considered by the Registrar. The Registrar’s Advisory Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee considers appeals to the Registrar’s decision. Automatic approval of such requests should not be assumed. (See Appendix “B” for appeals process.)

student records

The university maintains confidentiality of all student records. A student may, however, obtain specific information contained in these records as specified by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380. (See Student Handbook for further information.) Both official and unofficial transcripts are available from the Registrar’s Office.

student risk management Plan

Any student who plans to study independently in a foreign country, do field work in a wilderness setting, or engage in a high-risk activity during independent course work is required to submit a Student Risk Management Plan (SRMP) to the Alaska Pacific University Risk Management Committee (RMC). Students are advised to begin the proposal at least 30 days in advance. Students may access information about how to prepare such a plan on the APU Website. The approved plan must be attached to the learning contract (i.e. Directed Study, Practicum, Internship, Senior Project, or Thesis).

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grAdUATe PrOgrAms
business Administration
Master of Business administration (MBa) Master of Business administration Concentration in Finance Master of Business administration Concentration in health Services administration (MBa/hSa) Certificate of Graduate Studies in Entrepreneurship Certificate of Graduate Studies in Investments executive MBa in information and Communication Technology (MBaiCT) Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Teacher Certification Only-Option Program (CO-OP) Master of arts in Teaching (MaT) Master of Science in environmental Science (MSeS) Master of arts (MaP)

Counseling Psychology and human services education

environmental science

liberal studies - interdisciplinary Outdoor studies

Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education (MSoee)

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grAdUATe ACAdemiC degrees
bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn dePArTmenT
Alaska Pacific University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services Administration (MBA/HSA), and an Executive MBA in Information and Communication Technology (MBAICT). The department also offers a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Entrepreneurship and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Investments. These options provide the student with the management skills necessary to operate successfully at the executive level in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing, global environment.

master of business Administration Programs

The following are the degree objectives for the Master of Business Administration. Upon completion of the degree students will have: • Gained an appreciation of the local, domestic, and global environments as they relate to business management • Enhanced their business judgment and identified sound management methods including the ability to think critically and strategically • Attained an understanding of, and ability to appropriately leverage, interpersonal relationships and team work • Developed analytical expertise and functional frameworks drawn from a broad range of managerial skills including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and law • Acquired an ability to incorporate appropriate quantitative and qualitative data, including an appreciation for the value and costs of obtaining data, into management decisions • Established outstanding, multi-method, communication skills • Recognized the value of effective and ethical leadership so they can manage themselves, others, and organizations graduate Academic degrees 189

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Admissions

The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the section describing graduate programs. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MBA program, and the MBa/hSa program as follows: 1. Resume. Submit a current resume. 2. Letters of Recommendation. Submit three current letters of recommendation, using the Recommendation Forms in the admissions packet. 3. Standardized Test. (Unless waived by the program director). Submit scores from the Graduate record exam (Gre) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Alaska Pacific’s GRE and GMAT reporting code is 4201. For more information on score criteria please see below. 4. Official Transcripts. Submit official transcripts from the institution which conferred the undergraduate degree. General graduate admission standards for APU are a 3.0 or better for completed baccalaureate work. 5. Essay. Please submit a 500-800 word essay addressing your personal and professional goals as they relate to your motivation to obtain an MBa or a MBa with a concentration in health Services Administration. 6. Admission Deadline. Application deadline: August 1 for Fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester, and April 1 for Summer semester. admissions decisions are generally based on academic records of undergraduate, upper division, and graduate work, or alternative indicators of success including innovative leadership or accomplishments in a career field, civic activity, or professional achievement. Students with otherwise strong applications who have GPAs below 3.0 and/or standardized test scores below the 30th percentile (for either Gre or GMaT at the time the test was taken) may be invited to interview with the Program Director to complete the admissions process.

Prerequisites

Students are adequately prepared for MBA entry if they have a bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline which includes courses in accounting, finance, economics, and management, with math competency through algebra and statistics. The faculty encourages students with a wide variety of undergraduate experiences to apply for admission. Students with non-business majors are welcome. If, however, a student’s undergraduate transcript does not demonstrate adequate preparation in mathematics and business, the student may be admitted and required to take prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses do not count toward the MBA MBA/HSA, or MBAICT degrees. Students may also demonstrate that they have acquired prerequisite knowledge through work experience or self-study.

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mAsTer Of bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn degree reQUiremenTs
All MBA students must complete a minimum of 24 credits of required courses as follow: reQUired COUrses MBa 61800 accounting for Decision Making MBa 66400 leadership MBa 69700 Capstone CrediT hOUrs 3 3 3

economics menu

MBa 62400 Managerial economics

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ethics and law menu (select one from the following options)
MBA MBa MBa MCT 64400 Health Services Ethical & Legal Issues3 66200 law and Corporate leadership 66300 Business ethics 66300 Telecommunications and information Policy and regulation 3 3 3

finance menu (select one from the following options)
MBa 67000 Corporate Finance MBa 67500 investments

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marketing menu (select one from the following options)
MBa 64200 Marketing Management MBa 64300 internet Marketing MCT 66500 Technology and intellectual Property Marketing and Strategy

Quantitative menu (select one from the following options)
MBa 65200 intermediate Statistics for Management MBa 65300 Spreadsheet Modeling and analysis MBa 65400 Systems Thinking and Computer Simulation

3 3 3

i: non-Thesis Option:

MBa electives (May include MCT 66700 Technological and organizational innovation or eS 66000) TOTAL a Design and Principles of research (eS 60100 or PY 65500 may be taken with permission) MBa 68100 Thesis MBa elective TOTAL

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ii: Thesis Option

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MBa students may take up to six (6) credits of upper division undergraduate course work in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. The student’s advisor and Program Director must approve the courses in advance of enrollment. graduate Academic degrees 191

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COnCenTrATiOn in finAnCe
For those interested in finance, the MBA with a Concentration in Finance provides the breadth of the MBA with the depth required for a career in finance. It also offers the opportunity to further learn about securities, portfolio management, bonds, and investment theory, and to gain hands-on experience managing the Student Fund. Requirements for admission are the same as those for the MBA program.

mbA required Courses

MBa 618 accounting for Decision Making MBa 664 leadership MBa 697 Capstone MBa 624 Managerial economics

3 3 3 3

economics menu

ethics and law menu

MBa 663 Business ethics

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finance menu MBa 616 Fundamentals of Financial instruments and institutions MBa 670 Corporate Finance MBa 675 investments 2 semesters of MBa 683 Fund Management Practicum finance electives (select one from the following options) MBA 623 Valuation MBa 676 risk Management and Derivatives MBa 693 Special Finance Topics

1 3 4 2 2

marketing menu

MBa 642 Marketing Management

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Quantitative menu

MBa 652 intermediate Statistics for Management 3 MBa 653 Spreadsheet Modeling and Simulation

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TOTAl CrediTs

COnCenTrATiOn in heAlTh serviCes AdminisTrATiOn
health Services administration is a concentration within the MBa Program at APU. This program builds foundational, analytical, and integrated knowledge of the health service industry. The program is aimed at current and future managers and administrators in organizations involved with providing health services, major customers of health service providers, and entities involved with developing and implementing health service policies. The program is based on solid business fundamentals with applications to a variety of health service settings, including the private sector (both for profit and not-for-profit), graduate Academic degrees 192

Alaska Pacific University the public sector (local, state, and federal), and Native health service providers. Courses are scheduled to accommodate the needs of working professionals and can be completed in two years based upon a sustained enrollment in 2 courses per semester (including summers and/or shorter block courses). The following are the degree objectives for Health Services Administration: • Learn the business of health services such that its strategies and growth are soundly based in effective leadership and other business practices • Enhance skills in critical thinking, ethics, and information literacy leading to better leadership decisions • Contribute to the community of health services administration in alaska while mastering business management skills • Apply knowledge of systems to health services in Alaska, relating it to the national and global markets as a business, and to demographics as a provider of care to individuals • Investigate technology options that increase the health services administrator’s ability to provide services locally while simultaneously participating in national initiatives of information interoperability and security

heAlTh serviCes AdminisTrATiOn degree reQUiremenTs
MBa health Services administration students must complete a minimum of 36 credits of required courses. reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs MBa 616 Fundamentals of Financial instruments & Institutions 1 MBa 61800 accounting for Decision Making 3 MBa 62400 Managerial economics 3 MBa 63100 human resource Management 2 MBa 64200 Marketing Management 3 MBa 65200 intermediate statistics for Management 3 MBa 66400 leadership 3 MBa 69700 Capstone 3 And mbA/hsA Courses for Concentration MBa 63500 health Services Finances MBA 63600 Health Services Systems & Policies MBa 63800 health Services Current Topics (i.e. Telehealth, EPR) MBA 63900 Health Services Evaluation & Outcomes MBA 64400 Health Services Ethical & Legal Issues Or mbA/hsA Thesis Option Replaces 9 credits of MBA/HSA courses (MBA 63600, MBA 63800, & MBA 63900) with 9 credits of research preparation and thesis work. The student takes the following: graduate Academic degrees 193 3 3 3 3 3

Alaska Pacific University eS 60100 MBa 63500 MBA 64400 MBa 69900 research Methods health Services Finances Health Services Ethical & Legal Issues Thesis 3 3 3 6

eXeCUTive mAsTer Of bUsiness AdminisTrATiOn in infOrmATiOn And COmmUniCATiOn TeChnOlOgY
The only degree of its kind in the state of Alaska. The executive MBa in information and Communication Technology (MBaiCT) combines an understanding of converged information and communication technologies with the ability to develop and analyze appropriate business strategies and public policies for this sector. Two key principles underlie the curriculum. First, convergence has blurred the historic boundaries that once separated telecommunications, information, and entertainment. Second, globalization has impacted these industries so that production of hardware and software, network design and operation, customer delivery and service, and business planning have become global activities. Deep and profound influences are captured by globalization, and these involve diversity of thinking, innovation, and unique modes of collaboration. This program has been designed to incorporate significant global exposure and to encompass the full array of information and communication industries. The following are the degree objectives for the MBAICT program: • A basic understanding of the major technologies currently in use in the telecommunications and information industries, including emerging developments. Included are circuit switched technologies, packet switched technologies, both wireless and wireline analog and digital services, LANs, WANs, WiFi, WiMax, 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, cable television, cable modems, radio technologies, satellite, broadcast, internet, etc. • An appreciation of the benefits and costs of using various technologies to meet the needs of a variety of end-users • An understanding of the major regulatory regimes that govern each type of telecommunications service, including the rationale for such regulations and a critical view of regulatory issues. This includes an overview of how regulatory practice has evolved in other countries • A broad range of managerial skills including the importance and practice of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and law. Students will appreciate the importance of these functions to the operation of telecommunications firms, as well as be able to integrate these areas in the context of particular business models • Exposure to, and analysis of, a variety of strategic options, including financial, technical, value chain, marketing, and organizational dimensions • An appreciation for the importance of, and boundaries for, ethical management decisions • An understanding of how globalization provides both opportunities and constraints on stakeholders in the industry graduate Academic degrees 194

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Admissions

The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the section describing graduate programs. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MBAICT program as follows: 1. Resume. Submit a current resume. 2. Letters of Recommendation. Submit two current letters of recommendation, using the Recommendation Forms in the Admissions packet. 3. Work Experience. A minimum of 2 years appropriate managerial experience required; 5 years preferred; or concurrent enrollment in another APU MBA program. 4. Undergraduate work. Undergraduate degree or equivalent. Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions. 5. Application Deadline. August 1 for Fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester, and April 1 for Summer semester. For international students either a Test of english as a Foreign language (ToeFl) score or screening by one of our international partners would be required for non-native speakers of English to ensure sufficient ability to study in courses that will be delivered in English. Enrollment will be limited. This is to ensure the quality of the small class/personal experience and a reasonable parity with the numbers of Asian and European students in the classes. * For applicants lacking an appropriate undergraduate degree, at least 60 credits of completed undergraduate work, 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, GMAT test with a score of at least at the 50th percentile, essay describing the applicants goals in pursuing the degree, plus a successful interview with a departmental admissions committee will be required. Admission of applicants lacking an undergraduate degree will be reported to the Graduate Studies Committee.

Prerequisites

Students are adequately prepared for MBAICT entry if they have a bachelor’s degree in business or a related technical discipline, along with managerial work experience in the telecommunications/information technology sector. Coursework or work experience in accounting, finance, economics, and management, with math competency through algebra and statistics is expected. Students with non-business majors are welcome, and the faculty encourages students with a wide variety of undergraduate experience to apply for admission. If, however, a student’s undergraduate transcript does not indicate adequate preparation in mathematics and business, the student may be admitted and required to take some prerequisite courses. Students may also demonstrate that they have acquired prerequisite knowledge through work experience or self-study.

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mbAiCT degree reQUiremenTs
Satisfactory completion of 36 semester hours to include 16 credits of required MBA courses as follows: reQUired mbA COUrses CrediT hOUrs MBa 61600 Fundamentals of Financial instruments 1 and institutions MBa 61800 accounting for Decision Making 3 MBa 66400 leadership 3 MBa 69700 Capstone 3 finance menu MBa 67000 Corporate Finance MBa 67500 investments Quantitative menu MBa 65200 intermediate Statistics MBa 65300 Spreadsheet Modeling and Simulation MBa 65400 Systems Thinking and Simulation required mCT Courses MCT 66100 information and Communication Technology and Theory MCT 66300 Telecommunications and information Policy and regulation MCT 66500 Technology and intellectual Property Marketing and Strategy electives eS 66000 introduction to GiS (Geographic information Systems) eS 66500 applied GiS (Geographic information Systems) MBa 62700 entrepreneurship MBa 62800 e-Business MCT 66000 overview of information and Communication Technology MCT 66200 Managing network Security MCT 66700 Technological and organizational innovation MCT 66900 Financial Technology and Systems MCT 68000 Directed Study MCT 68500 internship MCT 69200 Special Topics 3-4

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Transfer Coursework from regis University

By agreement between APU and Regis University, students admitted to Alaska Pacific University’s Executive MBA in Information and Communication Technology (MBaiCT) who are interested in graduate- level technical coursework may, upon the recommendation of the MBAICT Director, complete a certificate program in the School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Regis University. Up to 12 credits may be transferred toward the MBAICT degree. For more information contact the Director of the APU MBAICT Program.

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international study

Several courses are available in two week blocks in austria and China. Check the website for current offerings and details. MBa iCT students may take up to six (6) credits of upper division undergraduate course work in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. The student’s advisor and Program Director must approve the courses in advance of enrollment.

CerTifiCATe Of grAdUATe sTUdies in enTrePreneUrshiP
This certificate program is designed for students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of entrepreneurship but do not wish to take all of the courses in business administration that are required for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The certificate is awarded to those students who complete the requirements in recognition that they have attained an advanced level of competency in the field of entrepreneurship. Requirements for admission to the Certificate program are the same as those for the degree program. reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs MBa 61600 Fundamentals of Financial instruments 1 & Institutions MBa 61800 accounting for Decision Making 3 MBA 62300 Valuation 2 MBa 62700 entrepreneurship 3 MBa 62800 e-Business 3 MBa 64200 Marketing Management 3 MBa 66400 leadership 3 TOTAL 18

CerTifiCATe Of grAdUATe sTUdies in invesTmenTs
This certificate program is designed for students wanting graduate level expertise in investment strategies and mechanics. It can be pursued independently of the MBa or as part of the MBa by using free electives to fulfill the Certificate requirements. The theory behind investment strategies will be developed and students will gain practical experience through a full-year of management of the student fund. Requirements for admission to the Certificate program are the same as those for the degree program. reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs MBa 61600 Fundamentals of Financial instruments 1 & Institutions MBa 61800 accounting for Decision Making 3 MBa 65200 intermediate Statistics for Management 3 MBa 67000 Corporate Finance 3 MBa 67500 investments 4 2 semesters of MBa 68300 2 Plus one of the following electives: MBA 67600 Risk Management & Derivatives 2 MBA 62300 Valuation 2 MBa 69300 Special Finance Topics 2 TOTAL 18 graduate Academic degrees 197

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COUnseling PsYChOlOgY And hUmAn serviCes dePArTmenT
mAsTer Of sCienCe in COUnseling PsYChOlOgY
The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) is a selective, rigorous program for the creative adult who plans to become a mental health practitioner or enter a doctoral program. It is eclectic in theoretical orientation and committed to celebrating diversity within the range of professional mental health approaches and techniques. While training students in a wide variety of counseling modalities, the MSCP program also encourages students to explore and develop their own special interests within the field, to formulate their own philosophy of counseling, and to prepare for state licensure as a Professional Counselor. The following are the degree objectives for Master of Science in Counseling Psychology: • To have increased knowledge and understanding of subjects across the breadth of the counseling field • To have demonstrated professional level counseling skills in a variety of counseling modalities • To have developed a greater understanding and recognition of their own passions and interests within the field of counseling as well as recognition of their own strengths and weaknesses related to the practice of counseling • To have polished written and verbal communication skills to the level of being able to conduct professional presentations; to meet academic and internship requirements of licensure as a Professional Counselor.

Admissions

The catalog section on Graduate Student admissions lists university requirements. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MSCP program as follows: 1. Essay. Please address as completely as possible the following areas: a) What are your reasons for wanting to obtain an advanced degree in Counseling Psychology? b) What are your short-term and long-term goals, or how do you see yourself as contributing toward the improvement of a social or community problem in your area? c) The MSCP Program is designed to be an academically intense and experientially demanding program. If admitted, we (the faculty) plan to create and maintain an intellectually and personally challenging experience for you. Therefore, please describe how you plan to balance graduate school, work, and personal life (i.e. relationships, family, etc.). graduate Academic degrees 198

Alaska Pacific University Please provide a one page biography. The purpose of this application is to help us learn more about you. Please share any other personal information which you would like the admissions Committee to take into consideration during the interview process. Letters of Recommendation. Submit three current letters of recommendation, using the recommendation form in the admissions packet. Standardized Test (required unless applicant has a prior master’s degree). Submit scores from the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). Alaska Pacific’s reporting code is 1841. Interview. Once your application is complete, the department will contact you to set up a personal interviews. Application Deadline. The deadline to submit an application is February 1. d)

2. 3. 4. 5.

Prerequisites

Students must have met the following prerequisites before beginning the MSCP program: one of 1. 2. 3. the following: Abnormal Psychology Personality Theories History and Systems of Psychology the following: Statistics Research Methods or Experimental Psychology Human Development (e.g., Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Life-span Development)

each of 1. 2. 3.

The program director will advise students who have questions on the prerequisites whether their specific coursework is applicable. Students may complete prerequisites at Alaska Pacific as non-degree seeking students. note: If prerequisites are not completed at the time of the interview, be prepared to outline a plan for completing these. In all cases prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of MSCP classes. reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs PY 61100 Professional orientation and ethics 4 PY 61500 Professional Counseling: Theory, Skills, 4 and Practice i PY 62000 advanced human Development 4 PY 62500 Professional Counseling: Theory, Skills, 4 and Practice ii PY 64000 advanced abnormal Psychology 4 PY 64300 assessment in Counseling 4 PY 64600 Social and Cultural Foundations 4 in Counseling PY 64900 Group Counseling 4 PY 65300 Couples and Family Therapy 4 PY 65500 Design and Principles of research 4 graduate Academic degrees 199

Alaska Pacific University PY PY PY PY TOTAL 65700 Brief Therapy 66000 Career and lifestyle Counseling 69000 Professional Seminar 69500 Counseling internship 4 4 4 8 60

Admission to Candidacy

After the student has completed a full academic year (24 credits), a first year evaluation will be conducted. The student must pass the first year review and have received at least a ‘B’ in all coursework in order to be admitted to degree candidacy. The student must be admitted to candidacy before he or she will be approved for the internship and subsequent completion of the Counseling Psychology program.

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edUCATiOn dePArTmenT
CerTifiCATiOn OnlY – OPTiOn PrOgrAm
Program description
The Certification Only-Option Program for teachers (CO-OP) has been designed for those individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain their K-8 teaching certificate in the state of Alaska. The program allows one to complete the 27 credits of training and course work at his/her own pace to become licensure eligible. Candidates gain valuable practical experience by completing structured and supervised practicums in elementary and middle school classrooms and environments. The Certification Only-Option Program (CO-OP) leads to teacher licensure. Students completing the program will meet the following State of alaska Department of education and early Development Standards for teachers. A teacher: • can describe the teacher’s philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to the teacher’s practice. • understands how students learn and develop, and applies that knowledge to the teacher’s practice. • teaches students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics. • knows the teacher’s content area and how to teach it. • facilitates, monitors, and assesses student learning. • creates and maintains a learning environment in which all students are actively engaged and contributing members. • works as a partner with parents, families, and with the community. • participates in and contributes to the teaching profession. • knows technology and its educational utilization. Admissions 1. Complete the Alaska Pacific University Graduate Program application 2. Include transcripts from all universities attended 3. Pass the PRAXIS I or other state approved qualifying exam with scores at or above the Alaska requirements 4. Provide a copy of an Alaska State Troopers Background Check to the education Department 5. Provide references from three (3) education professionals; at least one must be a school Principal reQUired CO-OP COUrses CrediT hOUrs ED 60500 Educational Foundations & Classroom 3 Management eD 61100 early literacy 3 ED 61600 Curriculum, Instruction & Evaluation (K-5) 3 ED 61700 Curriculum, Instruction & Evaluation (6-8) 3 ED 67600 Partnerships & Accountability 3 ED 67800 Differentiated Instruction, Theory and Practice 3 eD 68600 internship in Student Teaching 9 TOTAL 27 Alaska Studies: State requirement for certification Multicultural Education: State requirement for certification graduate Academic degrees 3 3 201

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examination requirement

Meet Alaska scores on the Elementary PRAXIS II (either exam) and/ or on at least one Middle School content area PRAXIS II the semester before student teaching

mAsTer Of ArTs in TeAChing
Program description
This degree is specifically designed for people who have completed the Certification Only Option Program for teachers (CO-OP). The MAT Program provides optimal learning, as courses build upon the knowledge and experience gained in preceding semesters, allowing the candidate to research their own teaching practices in developing a research project to be submitted at the end of the MAT program. This project must be approved by the university’s Institutional Review Board and appropriate school district where the research is conducted.

Admissions

The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the graduate program’s section. Up to 25% of the credits required for graduation may be transferred in at the discretion of the MAT Program Director. In addition, there are several specific requirements before a student may be admitted to the MAT program: Prerequisites: Students must complete all Co-oP courses with at least “B” (3.00) or better before they are admitted to the program as MAT candidates. essay: Write and submit a 3-4 page essay outlining your educational philosophy and the research topic you wish to pursue. Teaching Certificate/license: Submit a copy of your current teaching certificate/license. interview: Interview with the Education Faculty. Application deadline: The deadline to submit an application is June 1 (Fall semester only.)

research Project

Successful completion and presentation of an action research project is required for graduation from the MAT program. Candidates are expected to design an action research study that focuses on a passionate educational interest. During the research project process, they design, carry out, evaluate and critique their own learning and teaching practices. By practicing action research in a classroom, candidates apply a model of professional development and teacher inquiry they may use to improve their own practices. This research model also provides an opportunity to improve and better understand a particular aspect of practice by applying qualitative and quantitative research methods. Candidates discover that learning from teaching is inherent to the teaching profession. reQUired mAT COUrses eD 67500 research and Writing eD 68200 independent research ED 69700 Research & Data Analysis TOTAL graduate Academic degrees CrediT hOUrs 3 3 3 9 202

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envirOnmenTAl sCienCe dePArTmenT
mAsTer Of sCienCe in envirOnmenTAl sCienCe
Alaska Pacific University’s Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program focuses on the relationship between (1) field based environmental science and (2) the local, state, federal, and international politics and economics that affect policies, with special emphasis on Alaskan and northern issues. The science portion emphasizes both knowledge and practical field abilities in biology, chemistry, and geology. The policy portion emphasizes the historical development of current policies, agreements, laws, and regulations, as well as their use and effects. The following are the degree objectives for Master of Science in environmental Science: • Increase knowledge of environmental science and policy by articulating these concepts and understandings in field and laboratory settings, both academic and applied • Sharpen skills in written and oral communication to the level of delivering professional presentations and crafting publishable papers • Apply analytic techniques including modeling, statistical inference, and database management and display, in field and laboratory settings, both academic and applied • Design, undertake, analyze, write and defend an original research project as a graduate thesis

Admissions

The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the section describing the graduate program. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MSeS program as follows: 1. Letters of Recommendation. Submit three current letters of recommendation 2. Resume. Submit a current resume. 3. Standardized Test. Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test which are no more than four years old. Alaska Pacific’s reporting code is 4201. 4. Essay: Write and submit a 500 word essay outlining your motivations for seeking the Master of Science in environmental Science Degree. Include your professional interests, career goals, and research topic(s) you wish to pursue for your thesis. Please note the faculty members whose research interests are similar to your own. 5. Admission Deadlines: We recommend that students begin their MSES in the Fall semester. • Priority deadline Fall semester—February 15 (If you are interested in receiving a graduate assistantship graduate Academic degrees 203

Alaska Pacific University your application must be complete by this date and include an application for a graduate assistantship) Final deadline for Fall semester—June 1 Final deadline for Spring Semester—November 1

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Alaska Pacific University and Carroll University 3+2 program for environmental science
The 3+2 Environmental Science agreement between Alaska Pacific University (APU) and Carroll University (CU) is an exciting opportunity for both institutions allowing students to start at CU and end at APU. Three years of undergraduate coursework are completed at Carroll University followed by two years of graduate study at Alaska Pacific University. The first year of APU courses transfer back to Carroll to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in environmental Science with a minor in biology or chemistry. The agreement with APU specifies that students should be able to complete the Master of Science degree after two years of study in Alaska. In preparation for this graduate program, students must complete a minimum of 104 credits at Carroll and 36 graduate credits at alaska Pacific University. Students will be charged the graduate rate for all courses taken at Alaska Pacific University.

mses degree requirements

each Master of Science in environmental Science graduate is required to: 1. Successfully complete six required courses and four elective courses. 2. Successfully complete an individually designed research thesis. 3. Submit MSES thesis committee approval form to the Registrar’s Office prior to graduation. reQUired COUrses eS 60100 research Methods ES 60200 Quantitative Methods for environmental Sciences science requirement - select two courses: eS 60000 Tropical ecology ES 61400 Riparian and Aquatic Restoration eS 62000 environmental Geology eS 62200 applied Geomorphology eS 63000 Conservation Biology eS 64000 Coastal ecosystems eS 64200 Coral reef ecology eS 65500 Climate Change ES 66100 Water Quality eS 66300 introduction to remote Sensing eS 66700 Groundwater Geology eS 67500 environmental Chemistry CrediT hOUrs 3 3 6

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Alaska Pacific University Policy requirement - select two courses: eS 60500 environmental ethics eS 60700 Water resources Management eS 60900 Global resources and international Conservation eS 61000 environmental assessment eS 61500 natural resource Planning and Politics eS 63500 environmental law eS 64500 Collaboration in environmental Management eS 65000 human impacts in Marine Systems ES 66200 Land Use Planning electives Thesis TOTAL 6

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note: MSeS students may take up to six (6) credits of upper division undergraduate course work in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. The student’s advisor and Program Director must approve the courses in advance of enrollment.

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liberAl sTUdies
inTerdisCiPlinArY mAsTer Of ArTs
Program description
Alaska Pacific University’s Master of Arts Program (MAP) is designed specifically for the working professional who is interested in pursuing advanced learning, but not interested in a traditional classroom approach. The MAP is a 36-credit, individualized contract-learning degree program. Students typically complete the degree requirements in three phases as self-directed learners, working with their academic advisors to develop semester study plans that identify the learning goals, projects to be accomplished, and methodology. Candidates must therefore demonstrate their ability to work independently in their proposed field of study. Alaska Pacific University seeks creative people who are motivated by the love of learning and the desire to discover. Some students may be drawn to the program because of past experience in the field and the desire to expand on their learning. Some may wish to enhance some aspect of their professional or intellectual background. Others may be looking for a career change or to contribute to the body of knowledge in a particular area of interest. The MAP provides the opportunity and flexibility to work closely with at least one faculty advisor to design and implement a learning plan that will allow the student to explore and discover new ideas and information in an interdisciplinary environment that extends beyond the confines of the classroom and traditional opportunities in graduate schools. Faculty-supervised, self-directed learning may be complemented by appropriate course work drawn from other relevant graduate learning endeavors, including graduate-level work at Alaska Pacific University and transfer credits from other graduate programs or learning venues.

Admissions

The General University Requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are addressed in that section of this catalog. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MAP. Please see the MAP application brochure for full details. (Also available from our Admissions Office, or on the APU website: www.alaskapacific.edu. Follow links to Graduate Programs.) The specific requirements for MAP are as follows: 1. Letters of Recommendation. Submit three references from academic or professional sources, addressing your capability to complete advanced work though a self-directed Master of Arts Program. In addition, the letter must address your critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. Recommendation letters must include the writer’s address, telephone number, title, and relationship to you. 2. Standardized Test. Please see MAP Director for assistance in determining which test (the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or PRAXIS II) would be best suited for your graduate Academic degrees 206

Alaska Pacific University application. Scores must have been within the past five years. In certain circumstances, the testing requirement may be waived. Personal Statement and Study Plan. As the central feature of the application, these essays are reviewed by the Admission Committee as a demonstration of your writing competence, your ability to fully articulate your goals, the appropriateness of a non-traditional program for attaining your goals, as well as a measurement of your critical thinking skills. The Committee will give considerable weight to the thoroughness and genuineness with which you complete your Personal Statement as well as to the specificity and relevance of your curriculum as defined by your Study Plan. The MAP is writing intensive; therefore, the samples should be your writing at its best. Samples of Your Work (if applicable). Applicants are required to submit examples of work completed with the portfolio. Depending on the field of study these may include research project narratives, manuscripts, creative writing samples, articles, short stories, photographs or transparencies of artwork, major papers, or other materials and documentation. Application deadline. The deadline to submit a completed application packet is four weeks before the semester start date.

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Academic Program

The MAP is a three-phase, 36-credit graduate program that includes Research, Practicum experience, and a Project Demonstrative Mastery. The program begins with an orientation course (MaP 60000) where all new students have the opportunity to meet and share experiences with peers and faculty. Study plans and curriculum are finalized during this time. The semester-long MAP 60000 is designed to help all students get up to running speed with their respective research. Bi-monthly colloquia during the academic year provide all MAP students with opportunities to network and to share their MaP learning (progress, problems, discoveries, and more) both formally and informally. Students are required to make formal presentation here of their MAP projects as a prerequisite to graduation. The colloquial gatherings ensure that students receive peer support and offer individuals the chance to demonstrate their progress.

Phase i research

Under the supervision of the faculty advisor, the student’s obligation in this phase is to discover and understand the best and most important things that are or have been thought, said, and executed in their subject area. Students take one required seminar (3 credits) to prepare them for the journey ahead. Students may also take, with their advisor’s approval, courses from the existing APU graduate curriculum that are relevant to the course of study. They earn credits (3-9) by the successful accomplishment of supervised independent learning contracts.

Phase ii Practicum

Under the supervision of the faculty advisor, students in the Practicum phase put into practice what they have discovered and articulated during the Research phase. With the advisor’s approval, students may take courses from the existing graduate curriculum that are relevant to the study plan. Credits are earned by completion of advisor-directed study. graduate Academic degrees 207

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Phase iii Project demonstrating mastery

Under the supervision of the faculty advisor, students execute a project demonstrating mastery in which they make their own significant contribution to the field of study. The Project Demonstrating Mastery represents the culmination of all the work accomplished by the student and demonstrates the student’s mastery of the area of study. Students submit a prospectus detailing the purpose, scope, theoretical underpinnings, and preliminary methods to be used in completing the project. The final Project Demonstrating Mastery may be an academic document, a creative product, a documentary, or a piece of research, but it must represent significant synthesis of the knowledge the student has gained from the MAP study. The academic advisor(s) and the Program Director must approve the project proposal and sign off on its successful completion. The project written document is submitted to the Program Director prior to graduation.

Academic study Plan

The semester study plan is used by the student and the advisor as a guide for that portion of the student’s MAP Program. It is a dynamic document, subject to modification as circumstance dictates. The study plan must be approved by the student, the advisor or advisors, and the Program Director. The semester study plan is a more fully developed outline than that required by the application process and includes quantifiable learning outcomes. This form can be found on the APU Website under student forms.

Program variations

While the program is designed to be a three-phase academic effort, there may be variations on this model. Variations occur due to specific circumstances that affect the overall goals and objectives of the study plan. For example, a student may choose to pursue 12 credits one semester (this is considered full-time study), and attempt 6 the next because her or his work schedule-or other commitments-preclude the pursuit of more. Students may wish to focus proportionately more credits on their research than their practicum, or vice versa. Some students may also need to acquire more than the 36 credits required by APU, in the case of a certification requirement. It might also be appropriate for the student to participate in outside seminars or trainings; some of these may be included in the 12 transferable credits while others may be additional activities. The variations to the basic program are negotiated between the student and the academic advisor while developing the study plan. It is the responsibility of the advisor to assure that this process works effectively.

Academic Advising

Typically the academic advisor will be a full-time faculty member at Alaska Pacific University. Advisors need not be subject matter experts in all of the areas in which the student seeks to increase his or her knowledge, but they will be expert in the academic process of organizing the learning program for the student. Students also work with mentors who are experts within the field of study. Students are encouraged to work with more than one mentor during their MaP programs and must have a minimum of two committee members on their thesis committees. (The additional member need not be a full-time APU faculty but his or graduate Academic degrees 208

Alaska Pacific University her qualifications for this service must be approved by the advisor and the MAP Director.)

student evaluation

The MaP is not a traditional letter-graded academic program but rather Credit/No Credit. “Credit” is understood to represent a grade of B or better, for those whose employers or future learning institutions require it. Students receive a narrative evaluation of their progress at the end of each successful semester and these evaluations, in turn, become part of the student’s official transcript. narrative evaluations include the ability for the advisor (and mentors) to document and comment upon the student’s degree of success or failure in accomplishing agreed-upon goals. In cases where a student does not meet the academic standards of the university, no credit will be awarded on the transcript. Students are expected to perform at the graduate level and to demonstrate written and oral communication, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as content knowledge and the ability to apply theoretical concepts consistent with a graduate program.

Graduation: Faculty Members Georg, Sullivan, Faller, Sibbald and Coyne Photo by Donna Dougherty

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OUTdOOr sTUdies dePArTmenT
mAsTer Of sCienCe in OUTdOOr And envirOnmenTAl edUCATiOn
The Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education (MSoee) provides graduate students training in outdoor and environmental education literacy, pedagogy, and programming using APU’s active learning model. The 36 credit degree program aims to develop graduate level competencies by offering intense, hands on education utilizing the Kellogg and APU Campuses. Students will finish their degree by completing either a research or project-based thesis. Student areas of focus have included environmentally responsible Behavior, School & Community Gardens, Place Attachment, Place-Based Learning & Curriculum Development.

Admissions

The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the section describing the graduate program. Successfully complete twelve (12) semester credit hours of science or natural history courses at the undergraduate level. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MSOEE program as follows: 1. Letters of Recommendation. Submit three current letters of recommendation. 2. Resume. Submit a current resume. 3. Standardized Test. Submit scores from the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 4. Essay. Submit an essay (750-1000 words) outlining your their interest in the program and professional goals. 5. Admission Deadline. The deadline to submit an application is July 1 for Fall semester, November 1 for Spring semester. * Preacceptance recommendation (see below) each Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education graduate is required to: reQUired COUrses CrediT hOUrs eS 60100 research Methods 3 oee 60100 Thesis Seminar i 1 oee 60500 outdoor and environmental education literacy 2 OEE 60700 Teaching Methods for Outdoor & Envirov. Ed 4 oee 60900 assessment of outdoor and environmental ed 1 oee 61100 Curriculum Design for experiential educators 4 oee 61300 learning Theory in outdoor education 2 oee 67500 Thesis Seminar ii 1 oee 68500 Practicum 1-3 electives (at least two graduate science courses) 9 Upper level Science course may be approved Thesis Research or Applied Project 6 TOTAL 36 * it is recommended that students complete a college level statistics course prior to enrollment. graduate Academic degrees 210

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grAdUATe ACAdemiC COUrses, AbbreviATiOns, And COUrse desCriPTiOns
Course/subject education environmental Science history Master of arts Business administration information and Communication Technology outdoor and environmental education Psychology Abbreviation eD eS hi MaP MBa MCT oee PY

ed – master Of Arts in Teaching & Certification Only Option Program for Teachers (CO-OP)
(offered through the education Department) ed 60500 edUCATiOnAl fOUndATiOns & ClAssrOOm mAnAgemenT (3) an examination of historical philosophical theories and practices in education with a focus on trends and current school policies in alaska and the nation. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 61100 eArlY liTerACY (3) how children become successful readers and writers including early learning theory and practice, understanding of literacy development, intervention methodologies, children’s literature, and design of the K5 literacy program. Practicum including some virtual experiences and a field placement will require students to assist and teach lessons. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 61600 CUrriCUlUm, insTrUCTiOn And evAlUATiOn i (3) The primary focus of this course will be the integration of reading, language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, health, physical education, art, and music in both teaching and learning contexts in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Attention will also be paid to the history and trends that have affected the field of education, criteria for selecting appropriate teaching strategies and resources, and appropriate assessments. Preservice teachers will develop guidelines and assessments for analyzing and evaluating materials, resources and teaching modalities. Practicum including some virtual experiences and a field placement will require students to assist and teach lessons. Offered Fall/Spring. graduate Course descriptions 211

Alaska Pacific University ed 61700 CUrriCUlUm, insTrUCTiOn And evAlUATiOn ii (3) The primary focus of this course will be the integration of reading, language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, health, physical education, art, and music in both teaching and learning contexts in sixth through eighth grade classrooms. Attention will also be paid to the history and trends that have affected the field of education, criteria for selecting appropriate teaching strategies and resources, and appropriate assessments. Preservice teachers will develop guidelines and assessments for analyzing and evaluating materials, resources and teaching modalities. Practicum including some virtual experiences and a field placement will require students to assist and teach lessons. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 65300 mUlTiCUlTUrAl edUCATiOn (3) Examination of the meaning of culture and the influences of culture in education. Specific study of teaching, administration, and effectiveness of schooling as they relate to multicultural student populations. Practical field experiences are required. Offered January Block/Summer. ed 67500 reseArCh And WriTing (3) This course will provide a survey of educational research with an emphasis on qualitative methods. Topics include theory, research design, trustworthiness, questioning, qualitative data collection techniques, data analysis, and outcome communications. Writing for publication using the current American Psychological Association (APA) requirements will be introduced and practiced. Students are expected to design an action research study, complete a literature review, field test their data collection techniques, and present a written synopsis of their results in APA format. Offered Spring. ed 67600 PArTnershiPs & ACCOUnTAbiliTY (3) This course interconnects with the structures, theories, strategies and practices of home, community and society with the educational institution and processes for teaching, learning, evaluation and accountability. The class explores how to develop effective partnerships among families and communities, examines research, projects and approaches for working with students and their families, develops knowledge of evaluation methodology and approaches for designing assessments that meet classroom, school and community needs for accountability in teaching. Practicum including some virtual experiences is required. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 67800 differenTiATed insTrUCTiOn, TheOrY And PrACTiCe (3) Designed for post-baccalaureate students seeking regular K-8 classroom certification, this course addresses the study of learners, learning theory, and teaching practices within the regular classroom setting. Teacher candidates will study learning theory and factors that have the greatest influences on the acquisition, storage, retention, transfer, and retrieval of knowledge. The course will specifically focus on acquiring and practicing diverse teaching strategies and maximizing learning in inclusive classrooms. Teacher candidates will demonstrate understanding of and skill in addressing individual learning differences, the learning environment, social interactions, assessment, communication, and collaboration. Teacher candidates will engage in self-assessment graduate Course descriptions 212

Alaska Pacific University of their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching diverse and special needs students in the regular classroom setting and develop a personal teaching philosophy to reflect this. A 20 hour practicum will allow students to make connections between readings, seminar activities, and elementary classrooms, thereby deepening understandings. This practicum includes both virtual and actual classroom based experiences. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 68000 direCTed sTUdY (3) Designed for students who wish to pursue topics not available in regularly scheduled classes. A plan of study is developed with the assistance of an MAT professor. Approval of advisor, program director, department chair, and Academic Dean required. Offered as needed. ed 68200 indePendenT reseArCh (1-3) MAT candidates will design an action research project to be carried out in a school setting, using the information and skills developed during completion of a pilot project in the research and writing class. A formal research proposal will be presented to the university’s Institutional review Board and the school district where the research will be conducted. Offered Summer. ed 68400 AdvAnCed PrACTiCUm in TeAChing (6) Designed for students with extensive teaching experience. This course focuses on comprehensive classroom management skills development normally addressed in the student teaching experience. Documented teaching experience and approval of advisor, director, and Teacher Education Committee are required. Offered as needed. ed 68500 PrACTiCUm (1-4) Designed for students desiring additional field experience in K-8 classrooms. Cooperative guidance provided by an Education Department faculty member and an on-the-job supervisor. Approval of advisor required. Offered as needed. ed 68600 inTernshiP in sTUdenT TeAChing (9) a 15-week practicum designed to progress through the full range of teaching responsibilities in a school environment. Daily evaluation by the supervising teacher and periodic observations by a university supervisor assess student teaching progress. A weekly seminar conducted by university faculty addresses meeting the challenges of the teaching profession. Prerequisite: All CO-OP/MAT coursework and approval of the Teacher Education Committee. Meeting Alaska scores on either the Elementary PRAXIS II (either exam) or on at least one Middle School content area PRAXIS II. Co-oP/MaT students who hold a State of alaska Tier i teaching certificate and are teaching full time in a K-8 program will be allowed to fulfill student teaching requirements in their own classroom. Supervision for student teaching will be provided by the APU education department with school district coordination. Offered Fall/Spring. ed 69200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Certain courses are designed to accommodate specific groups of interested students. These courses are offered for one to three credits graduate Course descriptions 213

Alaska Pacific University depending on the amount of work and class meetings involved. Offered as needed. ed 69700 reseArCh And dATA AnAlYsis (3) Data analysis is a process that involves identifying what the data tells the researcher and then reporting those conclusions in a meaningful way. A survey of quantitative and qualitative data analysis procedures will be conducted. Students will select appropriate procedures for their own collected data and complete the results and conclusion portions of their research project/thesis. Offered Fall.

es - mAsTer Of sCienCe in envirOnmenTAl sCienCe

(offered through the environmental Science Department)

es 60000 TrOPiCAl eCOlOgY (3) A field-oriented block course that explores the ecology of a tropical region. Emphasis on the structure, function, and biodiversity of natural ecosystems, but logging, agriculture, sustainable development, and conservation are also discussed. This course requires difficult and uncomfortable travel through underdeveloped rural and wilderness areas by minibus, boat, and foot. Students are expected to have a passport, necessary inoculations, and wilderness experience. Additional costs are required of the student for travel to and from the destination countries. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Offered Spring. es 60100 reseArCh meThOds (3) Application of the scientific method to environmental science and natural resource research problems. Overview of research design and methods appropriate to a wide variety of research settings. Emphasis on student development of a thesis proposal containing problem statement, hypotheses, research design, and methods. Offered Fall. es 60200 QUAnTiTATive meThOds fOr envirOnmenTAl sCienCes (3) Analytical, statistical, and research methods needed for examination of the social, political, and ecological aspects of environmental issues and problems. Emphasis on practical application of univariate and multivariate statistical methods including linear regression, analysis of variance, and general linear model. Design of research and evaluation of data. Prerequisites: A college level course in statistics and ES 60100. Offered Spring. es 60300 TrOPiCAl COnservATiOn in PrACTiCe (3) This course examines the relationship between environmental systems and sustainable development through travel to the developing world and service learning. We will explore, experience and learn about the human causes of environmental degradation and critically assess sustainable development alternatives in remote rural areas of the developing world. These alternatives will be evaluated from ecological, economic, and social and ethical perspectives. From a conceptual and operational point of view, we will explore the idea of sustaingraduate Course descriptions 214

Alaska Pacific University ability/sustainable development with an emphasis on communitybased sustainable development in and around protected areas. Service learning will be integrated into the travel study. Cultural and natural history will also be investigated as part of the curriculum. Prerequisites: Upper division standing or permission of instructor. Lab fee required. Offered Summer. es 60500 envirOnmenTAl eThiCs (3) Various perspectives and philosophies concerning the natural environment and resource utilization are explored in order to give the student a basis to develop his or her own ethical perspective. The human factor in addressing natural resource issues is emphasized. Offered Fall/ Spring. es 60700 WATer resOUrCes mAnAgemenT (3) Major concepts involved in water resources management. Basic hydrology, water use, water rights, water quality, groundwater, planning, floodplain management, and dams. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among the technical, legal, economic, and political aspects of water resources management by examining alaskan water resources laws and current issues. Offered Spring. es 60900 glObAl resOUrCes And inTernATiOnAl COnservATiOn (3) Examination of major global environmental issues using the science of ecology as a framework for analysis. The interaction of cultural practices, resource utilization, and economic development is emphasized. Offered Fall. es 61000 envirOnmenTAl AssessmenT: CAse sTUdies (3) This course utilizes case studies to cover the assessment requirements of the national environmental Policy act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund). Procedures and requirements of the Environmental Impact Statement process controlled by NEPA regulations are included. Through case studies the course details the requirements of CERCLA for the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. Phase II Site Characterization and Phase iii remedial investigation and Feasibility Study are also introduced. Offered Spring. es 61400 riPAriAn And AQUATiC resTOrATiOn (3) examination of the disciplines necessary to restore riparian and aquatic habitats, assuring permanent improvement, and maximization of biological productivity, aesthetics, recreation potential, and system cost effectiveness. As part of the course a restoration plan will be developed for a specific section of a spring fed stream in Anchorage. Offered Fall. es 61500 nATUrAl resOUrCe PlAnning And POliTiCs (3) relationships between the political process and natural resource inventory, planning development, management, and conservation are covered in this course. Emphasis is placed on Alaska’s renewable natural graduate Course descriptions 215

Alaska Pacific University resources and the impact of Alaska’s local, state, and national legislation, regulation, and political action on those resources. Offered Fall. es 62000 envirOnmenTAl geOlOgY (3) applied geology course that focuses on the entire spectrum of possible interactions between people and the physical environment. Topics include: earth materials, geologic hazards, hydrology, waste disposal, environmental health, minerals, energy, and an introduction to environmental law and land-use planning. Lab included. Prerequisite: A course in geology or instructor permission. Lab fee required. Offered Fall. es 62200 APPlied geOmOrPhOlOgY (3) This course examines the physical, environmental aspects of the land resource including the soils and sediments that comprise the landforms of the earth’s surface. The course presents the detailed study of landforms and the processes that control their formation, whether erosional, depositional, tectonic, or volcanic. An introduction to land capability is included. Laboratory work includes field-sampling techniques, analysis of soils, and interpretation of landforms on air photos and topographic maps. Offered Fall. es 62800 sCienTifiC diving (3) Meets requirements for Scientific Diver under the guidelines of Alaska Pacific University and the Association for Advancement of Underwater Science. Topics may include: data gathering techniques, collecting, common biota, behavior, installation of scientific apparatus, site location and relocation, organism identification, ecology, tagging, photography, scientific dive planning, appropriate governmental regulations, AAUS scientific diving regulations, research vessel diving, aquarium diving, and animal handling. An emphasis is placed on dive safety while conducting scientific work underwater. Lab included. Lab fee required. Additional costs for travel are required of the student. Students provide their own SCUBA gear (required). First aid certification and open-water dive certification required before a student’s first dive. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Offered Summer. es 63000 COnservATiOn biOlOgY (3) Introduction to the science of preserving biological diversity, its principles, policy, and applications. Topics include: extinction, ecological and genetical effects of habitat fragmentation, minimum viable population analysis, reserve design and management, the Endangered Species Act, and conflict mediation. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: Ecology or instructor permission. Offered Spring. es 63500 envirOnmenTAl lAW (3) introduction to laws and regulations governing environmental and natural resource management. Designed to introduce non-law students to the legal process and the role of the judiciary in environmental and natural resource management. Offered Spring. es 64000 COAsTAl eCOsYsTems (3) Selected Topics: So. CA Bight, Gulf of AK, Bimini, Bahamas, Hawaii, Galapagos. A field-oriented block course that explores the physical and graduate Course descriptions 216

Alaska Pacific University biological characteristics and processes of coastal ecosystems. Focus will be on understanding the influence of bathymetry, climate and currents on primary productivity and community composition and diversity. Landocean interfaces and human dimensions will also be examined, including marsh and estuarine dynamics and coastal development, land use and conservation. May require international travel (passport, inoculations required) and exposure to harsh weather and rugged conditions. Travel costs are expected to range between $1000 and $2000. Prerequisites: MAR 33000 and SC 33000 or equivalent. Offered Spring. es 64200 COrAl reef eCOlOgY (3) A field-oriented block course that examines the ecology of coral reefs and associated organisms. Topics include: coral taxonomy, reproduction, morphology and ecology, reef structure and zonation, coral identification, symbionts on coral reefs, and coral reef ecosystems. No SCUBA certification required. Lab included. Lab fee required. Additional costs of travel to and within the tropics are required of the student. instructor permission and a prior college-level course in ecology is required. Offered Spring. es 64500 COllAbOrATiOn in envirOnmenTAl mAnAgemenT (3) Theoretical and applied concepts of collaboration and conflict resolution in both public and private sectors of natural resource and environmental management, historical and legal mandates, government agency responsibilities, applied methods and techniques, case studies, and hands on experience. Offered Spring. es 65000 hUmAn imPACTs in mArine sYsTems (3) This course addresses the major human impacts on marine systems at local, regional, national, and international scales. Mitigation, management, conservation, and policy actions are examined in the context of balancing ecological with economic impacts and conflicts among stakeholders and policymakers. Course includes an in-depth dilemma-based case study. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Offered as needed. es 65500 ClimATe ChAnge (3) Causes and consequences of climate variability on a variety of timescales will be addressed, with a primary focus on evidence for natural and anthropogenic climate fluctuations in arctic regions. Topics will include structure of the climate system, proposed mechanisms of climate variability, techniques for paleoclimatic reconstruction, and an overview of climate modeling and associated uncertainties. We will use case studies to explore known and projected impacts of climatic changes on Alaskan environments. Emphasis will be placed on the science of climate change, but policy issues will be discussed. Offered Spring. es 66000 inTrOdUCTiOn TO gis (geOgrAPhiC infOrmATiOn sYsTems) (3) This course is an introduction to the theory and use of Geographic Information Systems, including the fundamental concepts of GIS, capabilities of GIS, and applications for dealing with spatial data. Topics include vector data input, data models, database design and database queries, sources of spatial information, spatial analysis, and cartograduate Course descriptions 217

Alaska Pacific University graphic display. These topics will be discussed within an environmental context using ArcGIS, a PC-based GIS software package. The course is presented in a lecture/laboratory format. Lab fee required. Offered as needed. es 66100 WATer QUAliTY (3) This course examines fundamental concepts related to water quality issues. An introduction and review of scientific principles necessary to understand water quality issues (such as nutrient cycles), general aspects of water legislation, and contemporary issues in the field. Offered as needed. es 66200 lAnd Use PlAnning (3) Overview of land use planning at the municipal, county and state levels and on public or private lands that have their own planning jurisdiction. Coverage of the history, legal framework, and processes needed for successful land use planning. Requires project based exercise using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Lab fee required. Offered Spring. es 66300 inTrOdUCTiOn TO remOTe sensing (3) This course introduces students to the principles and techniques necessary for applying remote sensing to diverse issues within environmental science. The course emphasizes a hands-on learning environment with theoretical and conceptual aspects of satellite remote sensing. Topics include digital image interpretation, analysis, and processing within a GIS environment. Prerequisite: ES 64100. es 66500 APPlied gis (geOgrAPhiC infOrmATiOn sYsTems) (3) This course is a second course in GiS concerned primarily with spatial modeling. Topics include raster modeling, specifically hydrologic and distance modeling, as well as surface interpolation. The course is project-based with a lecture and laboratory component. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ES 66000 or SC 36000 or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. es 66700 grOUnd WATer geOlOgY (3) Ground water occurrence, flow, aquifer relationships, well discharge data, and aquifer yield. Introductions to field investigations including geophysical methods. Other topics include containment migration and groundwater modeling. Lab included. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: A course in geology or instructor permission. Offered Spring. es 67400 seminAr reAdings in mArine biOlOgY (1-3) Small groups which meet with faculty members for in-depth study and discussion of particular topics. Examples have included: Top-down Control of Marine Populations, Cephalopod Biology and Ecology, Ecology of Modular Organisms, and Marine Research Methods. Appropriate course descriptions are published as seminars are offered; student initiated topics welcome. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Offered Fall/Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University es 67500 envirOnmenTAl ChemisTrY (3) extensive examination of the chemical aspects of environmental issues. Presumes knowledge of kinetics, elementary thermodynamics, and equilibria. The course is broad-based and interdisciplinary in nature and touches upon topics such as water quality, air pollution, and hazardous wastes. Prerequisites: Precalculus and a college course in chemistry or instructor permission. Offered as needed. es 68000 direCTed sTUdY (1-3) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a faculty member and by permission only. Offered Fall/Spring. es 69900 Thesis reseArCh (1-6) Students perform a research project under the guidance of a 3member graduate advisory committee, involving an in-depth study of a subject in the student’s area of professional interest. The project includes, but is not limited to, a statement of the problem, data collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation, and writing of a thesis, which documents all aspects of the study. The thesis must be successfully defended before the graduate advisory committee during an oral presentation to the university community. Final approval of the written thesis is required prior to graduation. Offered Fall/Spring. es 68500 PrACTiCUm (inTernshiP) (1-12) Practical work experience in a given area of concentration under the cooperative guidance of a faculty member and an on-the-job supervisor. Offered Fall/Spring. es 69000 seminAr (3) Small groups which meet with faculty members for in-depth study and discussion of particular topics. Appropriate course descriptions are published as seminars are offered. Offered as needed. es 69200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Special topics in various fields are offered as needed. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered Fall.

hi – hisTOrY

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

hi 62700 hisTrOY And CUlTUre Of AlAsKA nATives (3) A survey of Aleut, Yup’ik and Inupiat Eskimo, Athabascan, and southeastern peoples and cultures. Entrance into Alaska, prehistory, and traditional adaptations including economic, social, and ideological components. Historic contact, culture change, contemporary position, and ongoing concerns are also examined. Offered as needed. hi 69200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (3) Provide graduate level special topic courses. Appropriate course descriptions are published as topics are developed. Offered as needed. graduate Course descriptions 219

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mAP – master Of Arts Program

(offered through the liberal Studies Department)

mAP 60000 grAdUATe seminAr fOr mAsTer Of ArTs (3) The initial course taken by all MAP students. Concepts and issues covered include discussions and activities dealing with critical thinking, research development concepts, and other issues involved in selfdirected learning models and methods. Students who need additional background in research methods, quantitative or qualitative methods, writing methods, or other advanced skills needed to complete the program may be advised to enroll in such courses or develop the skills through independent study. Since the range of interests and skills in the MAP may be broad and diverse, this course concentrates on the development of the cohort and the critical analytical skills and abilities needed. Offered Fall/Spring. mAP 62000 COnTrACT leArning eXPerienCes: reseArCh (3-12) Under the supervision of the faculty mentor, students acquaint themselves with the best that has been (or is being) thought, said, or done in their subject area. They will articulate the ways in which their particular topic is embedded within at least one comprehensive area of thought. Students may take, as an option and with their academic advisor’s approval, courses from the existing graduate curriculum that are relevant to their study plan or complete separate directed study courses. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. mAP 64000 COnTrACT leArning eXPerienCes: PrACTiCUm (3-12) Under the supervision of the faculty advisor, students engage in a practicum experience in which they put into practice what they have discovered and articulated during the MAP 62000 Research Phase. Students may take, as an option and with the advisor’s approval, courses from the existing graduate curriculum that are relevant to the study plan or complete separate directed study courses. Offered Fall/ Spring/Summer. mAP 68000 direCTed sTUdY (1-3) Designed for students who wish to pursue topics not available in regularly scheduled classes. A plan of study is developed with the assistance of an appropriate regular or adjunct faculty member. Approval of advisor, Program Director, Department Chair, and Academic Dean required. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. mAP 68100 COnTrACT leArning eXPerienCes: PrOJeCT demOnsTrATing mAsTerY (3-12) Under the supervision of the faculty advisor, students write or otherwise complete a thesis or major product, in which they make an original, significant contribution to the area of study. Students may take, as an option and with the advisor’s approval, courses from the existing graduate curriculum that are relevant to the study plan or complete separate directed study courses. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

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Alaska Pacific University Other graduate Courses Other graduate courses taken at Alaska Pacific University that are part of the study plan’s 36 credit hours of requirements are listed in this catalog and course schedules. Students as part of the study plan may also be enrolled in graduate level course work at another school. Prerequisite courses are not usually part of the 36-credit requirement. In addition, depending on the study plan, students may enroll in more than the 36-credit requirement in order to obtain additional learning experiences.

mbA – master Of business Administration

(offered through the Business administration Department)

mbA 61000 gOvernmenT And nOT-fOr-PrOfiT ACCOUnTing (3) Governmental and not-for-profit entities utilize special accounting rules and procedures. This course involves the study and research of these special accounting rules and reporting practices set forth by the Governmental accounting Standards Board and other professional accounting organizations. Prerequisite: Advanced undergraduate accounting course or equivalent. Offered as needed. mbA 61100 ACCOUnTing fOr eXeCUTive ACTiOn (3) Systems and procedures for budgeting and control, including cost and profit planning, responsibility accounting, cost behavior patterns, operating and capital budgeting, and accounting data for decision making. Prerequisite: Introductory course(s) in accounting or equivalent. Offered as needed. mbA 61600 fUndAmenTAls Of finAnCiAl insTrUmenTs & insTiTUTiOns (1) This course will familiarize students with the fundamental concepts, models and theories of financial markets, instruments and institutions. Students will be provided a basic survey of (a) the nature and forms of financial markets; (b) the financial instruments available for investing, financing operations and managing various kinds of financial risk and the markets which trade these instruments; and (c) the role and operation of financial institutions and regulatory bodies. Offered Fall/Spring. mbA 61700 AlAsKA nATive TribAl heAlTh COnsOrTiUm (AnThC/ leAd) (3) This course is limited to those individuals within the alaska native Tribal Health Consortium’s LEAD program. By permission of instructor only. Prerequisite: LEAD Program Participation. Offered as needed. mbA 61800 ACCOUnTing fOr deCisiOn mAKing (3) This course will introduce students to the accounting concepts and use of accounting information in decision making. Topics include basics of financial statements, measurement of assets, equities and income, financial statement analysis, cost behavior and measurement, cost and graduate Course descriptions 221

Alaska Pacific University profitability analyses, long-term investment analysis, relevant cost, and performance measures. Offered Fall/Spring. mbA 62100 OrgAniZATiOnAl behAviOr (3) Focus on individuals and groups within organizational systems including organizational dynamics, behavior, design, and other factors impacting organizational success. Offered Spring. mbA 62300 vAlUATiOn (2) This course will examine a variety of valuation methodologies, including income approaches, asset-based approaches, and market approaches. Specific focus will be on the discounted cash flow analysis and selection of appropriate discount rates. Students will examine concrete valuation cases to put valuation theory into practice. The course will address both public and privately held companies. Prerequisite: MBA61600. Offered Fall. mbA 62400 mAnAgeriAl eCOnOmiCs (3) This course will familiarize students with the fundamental concepts, models and theories of economics with a focus on their relevance to business decision making. The interaction of information, economic incentives and market competition and how these interact to determine prices, products available, profits, and patterns of trade and organization will be explored. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand how basic economic reasoning can lead to improved managerial decisions. Offered Fall. mbA 62700 enTrePreneUrshiP (3) This course immerses students in the dynamic, cash driven environment of the entrepreneur by studying case histories of lifestyle ventures, smaller profitable ventures, and fast-growth ventures. This comprehensive course focuses on new venture management and the process of developing strategies and plans for successful entrepreneurial operations. Offered Fall/Spring. mbA 62800 e-bUsiness (3) The subject of E-Business is an exciting and cutting edge component of entrepreneurial studies. This course is designed to educate the student to the level whereby he or she will be able to plan for and implement an e-business start-up or be able to lead the transition team of a traditional bricks and mortar business that is expanding to include e-business solutions in its business strategy. Offered as needed. mbA 63100 hUmAn resOUrCe mAnAgemenT (3) Strategic planning, development, and management of human resource capital focusing on both human and regulatory issues within the organization. Title VII, labor relations, task and work analysis, performance management, compensation, and other HRM topics examined as they affect supervisors and managers. Offered Summer. mbA 63200 The bUsiness Of enTerTAinmenT (3) This course would examine the business economics, financing, production, and marketing of entertainment in the United States and overseas including: movies, music, television programming, broadgraduate Course descriptions 222

Alaska Pacific University casting, cable, casino gambling and wagering, publishing, performing arts, sports, theme parks, and toys and games. This course would also explore the economics of networks and advertising including policy implications and box-office behavior. Offered Fall. mbA 63500 heAlTh serviCes finAnCes (3) An examination will be offered of the challenges of how the US health services systems function financially including private, insurance coverage, and publicly funded programs that interface with non-profit, private, and governmental service organizations. Contractual negotiations that build the relationships among doctors, laboratories, clinics, and hospitals, utilization review, coding, and billing will be discussed. The Stark law and anti-kickback Safe harbors legislation will be brought into the discussion of the financial limitations placed on some health service entities. Prerequisites: MBA 61600 and MBA 61800. Offered Fall/ Summer. mbA 63600 heAlTh serviCes sYsTems & POliCies (3) Examines the structures, functioning, and financing of the US Health services systems. Emphasizes foundational concepts of health and illness; health care cost; quality, access, and utilization; workforce; competition in health care markets; and supplier, provider, and payer effectiveness and efficiency. Investigates consumer behavior, determinants of demand for health services, determinates of costs in health care organizations, the roles of competition and regulation, insurance, financing, and looks at alternative approaches applied in other nations. reviews the current information management systems that are used to coordinate services and administrate the various components of health services systems. Offered Fall. mbA 63800 heAlTh serviCes CUrrenT TOPiCs (3) analyzes current information and management systems including workforce planning and productivity, financial planning and monitoring, quality assurance, staffing and scheduling, administrative information systems, patient care systems, and legal/regulatory requirements for security and confidentiality. Evaluates alternative uses of computer technology in health services including telehealth and electronic patient records. Tracks and provides supportive materials to address dynamic shifts in contemporary health service administration and in such requirements as the Stark Law, Anti-kickback Safe Harbor, Medicare, and Medicaid legislation. Offered Spring. mbA 63900 heAlTh serviCes evAlUATiOn & OUTCOmes (3) Offers quantitative methods in health services management to allow the administrator to evaluate programs and services for their effectiveness and efficiencies. Topics include: cost-benefit analysis, activity analysis, outcome assessment, designing of program evaluations, and reporting results. Tools will be provided to measure the magnitude of problems posed by different diseases, determine what health services are affected by the problems, and identify ways to eliminate or mediate the conditions while improving prevention and treatment. Prerequisites: MBA 61800, MBA 62400 and MBA 65200. Offered Spring.

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mbA 64000 QUAliTY mAnAgemenT PrACTiCes (3) Practical applications of major quality management systems and models focusing on the integration of a number of models and approaches in order to ensure successful implementation. mbA 64200 mArKeTing mAnAgemenT (3) Techniques and strategies for management of marketing in a global environment. The course guides the student through the changing role of marketing management from planning, pricing, promotions, and product and brand management in the domestic environment to distribution and channel strategies in international marketing. The course focuses on developing the correct marketing strategy to match the market opportunity. Offered Fall. mbA 64300 inTerneT mArKeTing (3) Covers the various impacts of the expanded use of the internet on marketing. Includes the effects of Internet characteristics (connectivity, interactivity, and essentially unlimited information capacity, together with non-geographically contained reach) on the function of current marketing media, evaluation of web page design criteria, and the relation of the Internet to other aspects of the Marketing Mix, that is, to physical distribution, product development, and pricing. Prerequisite: MBA 64200 or permission of instructor. Offered as needed. mbA 64400 heAlTh serviCes eThiCAl & legAl issUes (3) Explores the laws that govern US health services systems and the inherent ethical issues involved in its delivery and development. Opportunities to gain certification for Institutional Review Board membership. Review of key laws governing health services practices including ERISA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, Medicare, Medicaid, Stark, antitrust, fraud, and abuse. Offered Summer. mbA 65200 inTermediATe sTATisTiCs fOr mAnAgemenT (3) an intermediate level course in statistics covering a review of point and interval estimation type I and II errors and hypothesis testing, with an extension to the analysis of simple survey designs, followed by a rigorous development of simple and multiple regression, elementary ANOVA, discrete data analysis, and nonparametric methods. Students will learn to work with the MiniTaB statistical package and other spreadsheet programs. Offered Fall. mbA 65300 sPreAdsheeT mOdeling And simUlATiOn (3) This is a spreadsheet-based course in building decision models and simulating the uncertainty inherent in decision-making. It will build on basic statistical concepts in developing random simulations. Spreadsheet tools for conducting simulation analyses will be covered. Integration of data, modeling, and presentation of results will be stressed. Offered Fall/Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University mbA 65400 sYsTems ThinKing And COmPUTer simUlATiOn (3) Systems dynamics is a perspective and a set of conceptual tools that enable you to understand the structure and dynamics of complex systems. Systems dynamics is also a rigorous modeling method that enables you to build formal computer simulations of complex systems and use them to design more effective policies and organizations. The goal of this course is to develop your intuition and conceptual understanding of business processes. Offered Summer. mbA 66200 lAW And COrPOrATe leAdershiP (3) Focus on understanding the legal environment in which managers and executives operate, including broad legal principles involving corporate legal issues. Offered Spring. mbA 66300 bUsiness eThiCs (3) This course explores the ethical traditions of business including: the relationship between capitalism, corporations, and ethics; issues of justice and economic distribution; the relationship between business ethics and the environment; and ethical issues and current challenges in the workplace. Students will learn how to spot potential ethical issues before they become problems. Offered Summer. mbA 66400 leAdershiP (3) an experiential course that enables the student to examine several leadership styles, traits, and behaviors. The student will also discover a variety of group creative problem-solving techniques and processes. The students will examine their leadership role within a team-building environment. Students participate in class exercises and in an outdoor experiential lab environment. Offered Summer. mbA 67000 COrPOrATe finAnCe (3) Students will gain knowledge of financial and economic needs and processes within the organization, including financial needs and sources of funds, behavior of the economy, institutional structures and markets, internal financial decision making, performance and risk management and measurement. Prerequisite: MBA 61600. Offered Spring. mbA 67500 invesTmenTs (4) Course will cover return concepts, policy statements, investment alternatives and historic returns, efficient markets theory, Markowitz mean/variance portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and extensions, asset pricing theory, portfolio strategies, and performance evaluation. Management of the student fund is an integral part of the class. Prerequisite: MBA 65200 or permission of instructor. Offered Fall. mbA 67600 risK mAnAgemenT & derivATives (2) This course will serve as an introduction to risk management using financial tools. Students will learn about the derivative instruments available, how they are traded and valued, and techniques for using these instruments to manage different kinds of balance sheet and corporate risk. Prerequisites: MBA 67500 or permission of instructor graduate Course descriptions 225

Alaska Pacific University (in addition, MBA 65300 is recommended, but not required). Offered Spring. mbA 68000 direCTed sTUdY (1-3) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a faculty member. Offered as needed. mbA 68300 fUnd mAnAgemenT PrACTiCUm (1) This is a 100% practical, lab-based course offered in summer to help students gain hands-on experience in applying the basic concepts of equity securities selection and modern portfolio theory by managing a real-life, institutional caliber equity portfolio. This course can be taken up to 3 times for credit. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. mbA 68500 inTernshiP (1-6) Practical work experience or experiential opportunity in a given area of concentration under the guidance of a faculty member and onsite supervisor. Completion of a written report or document. Offered as needed. mbA 69000 seminAr (1-3) Small group meets with faculty member for in-depth study and discussion of particular topics. Appropriate course descriptions published when offered. Offered as needed. mbA 69200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Examination or study of a special topic or area. Course description published when offered. Offered as needed. mbA 69300 sPeCiAl finAnCe TOPiCs (2) Special topics offered depending on demand and program development, these topics will include: The Art of Trading, Options, Derivatives and Futures, Pensions, Commodities, and Managing the Student Fund. Prerequisite: MBA 65200. Offered as needed. mbA 69500 reseArCh PrOJeCT (3) Undertaking of major research project under guidance of a faculty member. Involves in-depth study of a specific area. Quantitative or qualitative research methods are used in the completion of the project. Prerequisite: Recommend course in design and principles of research. Offered as needed. mbA 69700 CAPsTOne COUrse (3) integration and application of the skills learned in competitive strategy, finance, human resource management, marketing, accounting, operations management, and other functional areas through an interactive management simulation conducted in teams. This course is normally taken in the last semester of the student’s enrollment in the MBA, MBAICT or MGF program. Prerequisites: Completion of at least nine (9) MBA, MCT or MGF courses representing a cross section of functional management disciplines or instructor permission. Offered Spring. graduate Course descriptions 226

Alaska Pacific University mbA 69900 Thesis (3-6) Compilation, evaluation, interpretation, writing, and oral presentation of significant research in a business or management area. Research proposal and final product must be approved by the thesis committee. Prerequisite: Recommend course in design and principles of research. Offered as needed.

mCT – executive mbA in information And Communication Technology

(offered through the Business administration Department)

mCT 66000 OvervieW Of infOrmATiOn And COmmUniCATiOn TeChnOlOgY (3) Overview of information and telecommunications technologies, business models and public policy issues. The emphasis is on attaining basic knowledge of voice and data communications, including circuit switched technologies, data networks, wireless communications, satellite communications, and convergence. Field visits will be utilized for firsthand exposure to these technologies. Offered as needed. mCT 66100 infOrmATiOn And COmmUniCATiOn TeChnOlOgY And TheOrY (3) This course provides an understanding of the technologies, standards, and protocols used to provide digital communications services. It will include both wired and wireless technologies. Topics include the OSI model, layered communications protocols, packet switching, frame relay, ATM, cable networks, satellite networks, local area networks, wide area networks, broadband networks, licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Emphasis will be on the cost, quality, and lifecycle dimensions and tradeoffs of the various technologies. Offered as needed. mCT 66200 mAnAging neTWOrK seCUriTY (2) Practical and theoretical knowledge of network security. Topics covered include security policies and their place in information technology and business plans, virtual private networks, firewalls, public key infrastructures, and intrusion detection. Emphasis will be placed on risk analysis and network security strategies rather than detailed analysis of “how to” provide network security. Prerequisite: MCT 66100. Offered as needed. mCT 66300 TeleCOmmUniCATiOns And infOrmATiOn POliCY And regUlATiOn (3) The Telecommunications Act of 1996, along with parallel international legislation and continued evolution of domestic and international policies, form the basis for this course. Topics reviewed include: obligations and rights of common carriers; universal service in the information age; market entry and exit; pricing rules; network access by consumers, competing providers, and information providers; and strategies for interacting with regulatory agencies. Offered Spring.

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Alaska Pacific University mCT 66500 TeChnOlOgY And inTelleCTUAl PrOPerTY mArKeTing And sTrATegY (3) Rapid technological change, high investment costs, unique product life cycles, and the central role played by intellectual property all pose strategic marketing challenges to the information and communication sectors. Topics studied include: information society demand drivers, customer value expectations, the global networked society, convergence, patent and copyright issues, and evaluation of competitive strategies. Offered Summer. mCT 66700 TeChnOlOgiCAl And OrgAniZATiOnAl innOvATiOn (2) innovation in the information and telecommunications industry is a complex process that requires a constant stream of new ideas, technical competence, appropriate organizational design, and “public places” that facilitate the collaboration and discourse. Disruptive innovations pose challenges for existing market leaders, while incremental innovations appear to evade the grasp of market entrants (Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution). This course will explore how innovation is fostered or hindered by the structure and interaction of firms, consumers, regulators, and other stakeholders in the industry. Case studies will be used to examine multiple aspects and applications of the innovation process. mCT 66900 finAnCiAl TeChnOlOgY And sYsTems (2) This course will introduce students to the challenging interface between cutting-edge information and telecommunications technology and financial systems and applications. The consolidated nature of the financial services industry, involving banking, insurance and investment services, has created an urgent need for customer relationship channels across multiple products and brands. This course will expose students to a variety of integrated e-CRM applications in the financial services industry including web inquiry, online transactions and product recommendations. Other facets of financial technology that will be covered in the course include web and wireless-based information-processing and transaction-enabling applications, secure on-line banking, smart card devices, mobile networks, e-commerce and m-commerce systems, electronic brokerage and program trading applications. Apart from the technical insight required to comparatively appraise several “off-theshelf” applications that are currently available in the market, students will also acquire the necessary decision-making skills in order to be able to select the proper technology precisely suited for the job at hand given organizational budget and resource constraints. Prerequisites: MBA 61800 and MBA 67000. Offered as needed. mCT 68000 direCTed sTUdY (1-3) Individual study in a given field under the guidance of a faculty member. Offered as needed. mCT 68500 inTernshiP (1-3) Practical work experience or experiential opportunity in a given area of concentration under the guidance of a faculty member and ongraduate Course descriptions 228

Alaska Pacific University site supervisor. Completion of a written report or document. Offered as needed. mCT 69200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Examination or study of special topic or area. Offered as needed. Course description published when offered, but examples include: wireless data services, managing IT departments, telecommunications contracting, etc. Offered as needed.

Oee – master Of science in Outdoor and environmental education
(offered through the outdoor Studies Department) Oee 60100 Thesis seminAr i (1) This seminar is to be taken in the initial semester of MSoee program attendance, affording each student an opportunity to develop a thesis topic. The seminar meets weekly in order to explore research and project options, broaden participants’ understanding of current trends among researchers and practitioners in the field and support the development of a collaborative research environment within the cohort. The culminating paper will provide a working draft for the Thesis Proposal with particular emphasis on the literature review. This may be a quantitative or qualitative research proposal for the Research Thesis or a proposal for an action project to be carried out for a Project Thesis. At the end of the semester students present their work to invited peers and faculty. Oee 60500 OUTdOOr And envirOnmenTAl edUCATiOn liTerACY (2) This course will experience the wide variety of outdoor and environmental curricula offered locally and nationally via readings on their history, philosophy, methods, and issues. Field trips and trainings will be utilized as appropriate to provide demonstration models and hands on experience in diverse approaches to implementing OEE curricula. The course will also explore certification and training options for the students enrolled in the outdoor and environmental education Graduate Program. Oee 60700 TeAChing meThOds fOr OUTdOOr And envirOnmenTAl edUCATiOn (4) This course will cover in detail the theories and methods used in outdoor and environmental education. Students will learn to integrate the natural sciences into standard outdoor and environmental teaching methods. The emphasis is on practical techniques utilized in both formal and non-formal education in an environmental context. Oee 60900 AssessmenT Of OUTdOOr And envirOnmenTAl edUCATiOn (1) This course will focus on the assessment and evaluation of environmental and outdoor education programs, curricula, and materials by using formal measures (e.g., rubrics and standardized tests) as well as informal observational techniques. Emphasis will be on the design of assessment and evaluation tools used to measure outcomes of environgraduate Course descriptions 229

Alaska Pacific University mental and outdoor education programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Oee 61100 CUrriCUlUm design fOr eXPerienTiAl edUCATOrs (4) This course will explore the role of the curriculum design as a foundation of successful outdoor and environmental education by making students familiar with the educational materials and curricula that are offered nationally and locally. Focus will be on students’ ability to design their own curriculum and to adapt it to different audiences. Oee 61300 leArning TheOrY in OUTdOOr edUCATiOn (2) outdoor educators in both non-formal programs and experientially grounded formal programs commonly rely on a distinct set of learning theories. This course will introduce these approaches to learning and help students to acquire a working knowledge of the most commonly used theories in Outdoor & Environmental Education. These approaches include Constructivism; Behavior Constraint; Diffusion innovation; adaptive Dissonance; Place-attachment; optimal arousal; Flow; Social Learning; Expectancy, Self-efficacy and Locus of Control; and Effectance and Competence Motivation. Students will gain an understanding of the outdoor and environmental educator’s role in facilitating learning experiences relying on each perspective. Oee 67500 Thesis seminAr ii (1) This seminar is to be taken in the second semester of MSoee program attendance, affording each student an opportunity to fully engage his/ her thesis topic . The seminar meets weekly in order to share research and project challenges and successes thus, broadening participants’ knowledge of the multiple approaches to research and project development in this varied field. The culminating paper will be the Thesis Proposal ready for review by committee members. Oee 68000 direCTed sTUdY (1-3) Designed for students wishing to learn about and experience new topics not available in regular scheduled classes. Oee 68500 PrACTiCUm (1-3) This course involves supervised fieldwork in a professional setting with emphasis on organizing, leading, and assessing outdoor and environmental education programs. Students will work with professional organizations that deliver curriculum, assisting them with learning organizational and teaching techniques, and developing project and research proposals. Oee 69200 sPeCiAl TOPiCs (1-3) Designed for faculty and students wishing to learn and experience new topics not available in regularly scheduled classes. Oee 69900 Thesis reseArCh (1-6) Students will study an area of their interest in outdoor and environmental education, developing a research question, collecting, compiling, graduate Course descriptions 230

Alaska Pacific University and analyzing data, and writing a professional paper summarizing their thesis. Work will be supervised by a thesis committee with a presentation and defense of work, and approval of thesis before graduation.

PY – Psychology

(offered through the Counseling Psychology and human Services Department) PY 61100 PrOfessiOnAl OrienTATiOn And eThiCs (4) This course provides an understanding of all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards, and credentialing. A special emphasis is given to providing a solid foundation in professional ethics. Offered Fall. PY 61500 PrOfessiOnAl COUnseling: TheOrY, sKills, And PrACTiCe i (4) This course is designed to review, compare, and contrast prevailing theories of counseling, to practice some of the basic methods of counseling, and to develop skills necessary to enhance the counseling relationship. Emphasis is upon communication, self-awareness of one’s own behavior and its effect upon others, and the development of one’s ability to accurately interpret the behavior of others. Under faculty supervision, some limited opportunities are provided to practice these skills. Offered Fall. PY 62000 AdvAnCed hUmAn develOPmenT (4) Exploration of significant issues within developmental psychology as they relate to counseling, utilizing a life-span developmental perspective is encouraged. Offered Fall. PY 62500 PrOfessiOnAl COUnseling: TheOrY, sKills, And PrACTiCe ii (4) This course is designed to practice additional methods of counseling and develop more sophisticated skills necessary to enhance the counseling relationship. Emphasis is upon a variety of counseling paradigms including RET, Behavior Therapy, Adlerian techniques, and Gestalt processes. Under faculty supervision, opportunities are provided to practice these skills. Students also begin to identify internship sites during this course. Offered Spring. PY 64000 AdvAnCed AbnOrmAl PsYChOlOgY (4) Through this course, the student becomes familiar with current psychological perspectives on pathological behavior. The conceptual and structural models of the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) are emphasized. Offered Spring. PY 64300 AssessmenT in COUnseling (4) Foundation for conducting psychological assessments in the counseling setting. Hands-on experience with testing and assessment procedures common in the field. Administration of tests, such as the TAT, MMPI-2, Wechsler series intelligence tests, etc. Offered Spring. graduate Course descriptions 231

Alaska Pacific University PY 64600 sOCiAl And CUlTUrAl fOUndATiOns Of COUnseling (4) exploration of a broad range of topics relevant to the mental health practitioner. Of particular importance are cross-cultural counseling, drug and alcohol issues, gender issues, geriatric issues, domestic violence, and preventive models. Offered Summer. PY 64900 grOUP COUnseling (4) Foundations of various methods of group therapy. Exploration of individual, interpersonal, and group processes that occur within the parameters of group counseling. Prerequisite: PY 62500. Offered Summer. PY 65300 COUPles And fAmilY TherAPY (4) Introduction to current methods of couples and family therapy, e.g., structural, systems, behavioral, etc. The application and efficacy of these methods are emphasized. Prerequisite: PY 62500. Offered Fall. PY 65500 design And PrinCiPles Of reseArCh (4) Quantitative and qualitative approaches to conducting research. Foundation of concepts necessary for professional consumption of research literature. Practice in requisite conceptual, speaking, and writing skills for effective professional communication of ideas. Offered Fall. PY 65700 brief TherAPY (4) introduction to the cooperative therapeutic model of solution focused counseling and other brief therapy models. Includes various application and intervention approaches used by the brief therapist. Offered Spring. PY 66000 CAreer And lifesTYle COUnseling (4) This course provides a theoretical foundation and opportunities for practical application of career and lifestyle counseling strategies. It focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide professional career counseling services to an adult population in a variety of transitional life stages. Students will have an opportunity to examine major theories of career choice and development, career assessment instruments and their use, and the counseling models associated with these theories and measurements. They will also explore lifestyle and career needs of young, middle, and older adults. Offered Summer. PY 68000 direCTed sTUdY (1-4) Individual study in a given field or topic area under the guidance of a faculty member. Offered as needed. PY 69000 PrOfessiOnAl seminAr (4) This seminar is taken in the final semester, affording each student an opportunity to pursue a topic of special interest. The seminar meets biweekly in order to discuss the problems and issues that arise in doing one’s own work. The culminating professional paper may take many forms. A traditional paper might be a quantitative or qualitative research report. A nontraditional paper might be a description and evaluation of an action project carried out during the semester or an interpreted debate graduate Course descriptions 232

Alaska Pacific University representing opposing points of view. Components might include video, performance, or other creative formats. At the end of the semester students present their work to faculty and peers. Offered Spring. PY 69500 COUnseling inTernshiP (8) experience as an intern counselor at a professional site in the community. This involves at least 15 hours a week, including the course meeting time, for a total of 600 hours over two semesters. The internship site must be approved by the MSCP Director in advance. Prerequisite: Admission to degree candidacy. Offered Fall/Spring.

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UniversiTY direCTOrY
AdminisTrATiOn
President - Douglas McKay north Academic dean - Marilyn R. Barry dean of Administration & finance - Deborah Johnston dean of students - Kelly O’Brian Smith director of University Advancement - ann hale director of distance education services and rAnA esther Beth Sullivan interim registrar - Donna Dougherty director of Admissions – Jennifer Jensen director of student financial services – Jo Holland director of information Technology – Michael Baker facilities/Property manager – Kathy Mincks director of Auxiliary services – James Jordan

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KAren bAKer, Visiting Instructor in Education; B.S., University of Maryland; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas. mArilYn r. bArrY, Professor of English; Academic Dean. B.A., San Diego State College; M.A., Mills College; A.D. University of Oregon. lindA blACK, Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Lewis & Clark College; M.A., Washington State University; Ed.D., University Southern California. reginA A. bOisClAir, Professor of religious Studies; Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology; B.A., Anna Maria College; M.S., Simmons College; M.Div, S.T.M., Yale University; M.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University. Jim mcCAslin brOWn, Professor of Environmental Geology; B.S., M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. ellen s. COle, Professor of Psychology; Director, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program; B.A. Boston University; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., The Union Institute. leslie COrniCK, Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Statistics; B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. AmAndA COYne, Instructor of Writing; B.A., University of Iowa; M.F.A., University of Iowa. KAThleen CrOnen, Visiting Instructor of Health Services Administration; B.S., Creighton University; M.S., University of LaVerne. beverlY dennis, assistant Professor of Business administration; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; MBA, Alaska Pacific University. rOmAn J. diAl, Professor of Biology and Mathematics; B.S., M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., Stanford University. ClAUdeTTe engblOm-brAdleY, associate Professor of education; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., University of Connecticut; Ed.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education. mei mei evAns, Associate Professor of English; B.A., Hampshire College; M.F.A., Vermont College; Ph.D., University of Washington. mArK fAller, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Liberal Studies Department; B.A. Harvard University; M.A., St John’s College, Annapolis; Ph.D., University of Georgia. sCOTT fredriCKsOn, Professor of Business administration and Entrepreneurship; A.A., Fullerton Community College; B.A., California Alaska Pacific University 235

Alaska Pacific University State University Fullerton; M.B.A., Pepperdine University; D.A., University of Northern Colorado. JAsOn geCK, Instructor in Environmental Science; B.A., California State University, Sacramento; M.S., Alaska Pacific University. renee geOrg, Assistant Professor of Human Services; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania; M.S., Alaska Pacific University. virginiA g. gOlsAn, Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Trevecca University; M.Ed., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. CArl m. hild, Associate Professor of Health Services administration; Director of the health Services administration Programs; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., School of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage; Ph.D., Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco. JeffreY l. iCKes, Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services; B.A., Grove City College; M.Ed., Slippery Rock State University; Ph.D., Kent State University. virginiA JUeTTner, Associate Professor of Education; Director, Graduate Program in Education; B.S., University of South Alabama; M. Ed., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Arizona. miChAel KAPlAn, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies; B.A., Reed College, Portland; M.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle. sCOTT Kiefer, Instructional Technologist; B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.S. Library & Information, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Kim s. KJAersgAArd, Professor of Psychology; B.A., M.S., University of Alaska Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (On Sabbatical leave Fall 2009) megAn bOlTWOOd KrUPA, assistant Professor of environmental Studies and Policy and Planning; B.A., Prescott College; M.S. University of Montana, Missoula; Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks. rOberT A. lAne, Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; M.S., University of LaVerne; Ph.D., The Union Institute. eevA lATOsUO, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies; B.S., Western Washington University; M.S., University of Helsinki, Finland. dAle lehmAn, Professor of Economics; Director, Executive MBA in Information and Communication Technology Program; Director, MBA Program; B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A., Ph. D., University of Rochester. Alaska Pacific University 236

Alaska Pacific University miChAel lOsO, Assistant Professor of Geology and Earth Science; Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz. CArOle lUnd, assistant Professor in Business administration; Director, Degree Completion Program; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; M.Ed., University of Alaska Anchorage; Ed.D., National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois. PAmelA A. mAslYK, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Slippery Rock University, PA; M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks. ginA miller, Instructor of Writing, Director, Early Honors Program; B.A., Washburn University; M.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage. KAren A. mcCAin, Assistant Professor of Education; Director, Master of Arts Program; B.S., Towson University; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University. Ann mcCOY, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University; PH.D., University of Idaho. dAvid f. mcgivern, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies; Chair, Outdoor Studies Department; B.A., M.A., University of Alaska Anchorage. sTePhAnie mOrgAn, Visiting Instructor of Statistics in Business Administration; B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; M.S., Portland State University. TheOdOre r. mUnsCh, Professor of Education; B.S., Eastern Montana College; Ph.D., University of Idaho. riChArd l. mYers, Professor of Environmental Science; B.S., University of Toledo; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology. dOUglAs mcKAY nOrTh, Professor of Humanities; President; B.A., Yale University; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. rOsAnne PAgAnO, Instructor in Writing; B.A. in English, Albertus Magnus College; M.J. in Journalism, University of California at Berkeley. lYnn e. PAUlsOn, Professor of Communication; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. TimOThY m. rAWsOn, Associate Professor of History; B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Oregon. eriC redding, Instructor of Music; B.S., University of Mary, Bismarck; M.M., Central Washington University, Ellensburg. Alaska Pacific University 237

Alaska Pacific University sTeven rUbinsTein, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies; Director, Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education. B.S., Guilford College; M.S., Minnesota State University. dAvid sCheel, Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. dOrOThY shePArd, Associate Professor of Human Services; Director of Human Services; B.A., M.A., University of Colorado; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University; Ed.D., Boston University. sTeven W. shOre, assistant Professor of information Technology; B.M.(Music), State University of New York; M.S., Long Island University. shArOn sibbAld, assistant Professor of Writing; Director of Writing Program; B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; M.A., University of California, Berkeley. AnA sirOviC, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego. TrACY sTeWArT, associate Professor of leadership and Strategy; Chair, Business Administration; M.S., Pepperdine University; M.A., Ph. D., University of Virginia. (On Sabbatical leave Fall 2009) esTher beTh sUllivAn, Associate Professor Of Theater; B.A., Rocky Mountain College; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Washington. YAsO g. ThirU, associate Professor of accounting and Management; Institute of Chartered & Management Accounts, Great Britain; Master of Accountancy, Bowling Green State University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate Institute. nOrA TObin, Instructor of Psychology; B.A., Hamilton College; M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Alaska Pacific University. sTAnleY CArl TObin, associate Professor of environmental Science; Chair, Environmental Science Dept., B.S., M.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University. PAUl f. TWArdOCK, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies; B.S., Western Illinois College; M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University. mArY WlAdKOWsKi, Instructor in Finance; B.S., Northeastern University, Boston; M.B.A., Argosy University. rOberT T. WilKinsOn, Professor of Humanities; B.A., University of Hawaii; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Washington State University.

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fACUlTY emeriTi
rAghbir s. bAsi, Professor of Management, 1999 diAnA CAldWell, Associate Professor of Education, 2005 rOberT d. CrAig, Professor of Social Sciences, 1998 JAne l. evAnsOn, Professor of Education, 1995 ChArles b. fAhl, Professor of Environmental Science, 2003 ChArles C. frisbee, Professor of Education, 1968 OrCUTT W. (JACK) frOsT, Professor of Humanities, 1991 Jim mAhAffeY, Associate Professor, 1992 lUZ rivAs mcdAde, Assistant Professor of Human Services, 1996 lOreTTA m. miller, Professor of Education, 1968 JAneT l. PrAnge, Professor of Education, 1993 ediTh m. TAYlOr, Instructor of Management, 1998 JOhn PriCe WOOds, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, 1976

sTAff emeriTA
JeAneTTe brOOKs, Registrar Emerita, 2006

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bOArd Of direCTOrs OffiCers fOr 2009-2010
Harry McDonald, Chairman Trigg Davis, Vice Chairman Dave Karp, Secretary Jan Sieberts, Treasurer
hugh ashlock Carl Brady, Jr. John Eng robert Gottstein Christopher hodel Donald Keil, Jr. Teresa nelson William Sheffield Eric Wohlforth robert Batch Larry Cash Charlie Fahl roberta Graham Karen hunt Bonnie Mehner liane Pelletier Dale Summerlin John Niles Wanamaker Mary Bettis Roger Chan Katherine Gottlieb Patricia Brown heller Francis hurley Lottie Michael edward rasmuson George Walton

TrUsTees emeriTi
Eunice Beene* V. Louise Kellogg* John Overbey Raymond Peterson John Seawell Barbara Dadd Shaffer Larry Carr Frederick Hood Jr., M.D. Arthur Kelly Frances Mlakar Robert Pease Leah Peterson * Reverend A.C. Wischmeier* John Woods, MD Gordon Wear

hOnOrArY TrUsTees
Robert Atwood* James Kross Joe Hays Harusuke Imamura

APU fOUndATiOn 2009-2010 bOArd Of direCTOrs OffiCers
Chris Swalling, Chairman Larry Carr, Vice Chairman David McGuire, M.D., Secretary Jan Sieberts, Treasurer Bonnie Mehner Steve O’Hara harry McDonald eric Wohlforth roger Chan

* Deceased

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TABLE OF SUBSTITUTIONS
Transfer Courses

General University Requirements

LABORATORY SCIENCE

A 3-4 credit hour natural science with a laboratory component. Common examples include biology, chemistry, and geology.

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

A 3-4 credit hour course in the social or behavioral sciences. Common examples include psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, or history (political/social).

ETHICAL AND RELIGIOUS VALUES

A 3-4 credit hour course in world religions, history of religion, or ethics that is nondenominational and inclusive, rather than narrow or specific.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

A 3-4 credit hour writing course or combination of writing courses, which require researched, documented writing appropriate to the student’s discipline.

SPEECH COMMUNICATION

A 3-4 hour credit course in fundamentals of speech communications, public speaking, or small group communication.

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

A 3-4 hour credit course as follows: Intermediate algebra for AA degree students. For BA and BS degree students, college algebra, applied statistics, math concepts, or symbolic logic.

HUMANITIES (2 courses)

Two 3-4 credit hour courses in humanities; literature; cultural anthropology; history (intellectual/cultural); philosophy; or the history of art, music, or drama.

ORIENTATION: INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVE LEARNING SELF & SOCIETY IN CONTEXT

Required for all but senior transfer students but may be waived by advisor depending on individual students’ educational experiences.

APPendiX A - TrAnsfer mATriX

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

A 3-4 credit hour course in a language that is not the primary language. An English proficiency is required of students whose native language is not English.

SOPHOMORE SEMINAR

Required for all but senior transfer students but may be waived by advisor depending on individual students’ educational experiences.

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Final decisions on transfer credits are made by the Registrar

ACADEMIC POLICIES APPEALS PROCESS

Course related Dishonesty
transcript evaluation

Academic Registrar's

Academic

Challenge to the

Waive undergraduate
university requirements and

problem Instructor Department Chair Department Chair Academic Dean University Appeals Board

Advising

appeal registration policies

Instructor

Advisor

Registrar's Advisory Committee ** (Contact the Registrar)

Department Chair or

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Definition of Terms: Waiver: To refrain from insistence that a student complete a specific assignment
Equivalency: Consider a class as equal in value, measure or meaning to another class

Graduate Program Director

Academic Dean

University Grievance Procedure

Student turns in written

grievance to the Dean of Students

Office within 15 days of

Substitution: Allow a class to serve in place of another class
* Has authority to waive, substitute, and/or grant equivalencies within the department

the incident
boundaries. Decisions by department chairs should be stated on Substitution and/or

Informal Conference

Equivalency Form with the original copy forwarded to the Registrar's Office for the inclusion in the student's file.
** Has authority to waive specific university-wide graduation requirements for AA,

Students meets with

University Grievance Committee BA, and Master's candidates.

(presiding officer, 2 faculty members,

APPendiX b - ACAdemiC POliCies APPeAl PrOCess

2 students)

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If you have questions about the appeals process or need clarification, contact the Registrar, the Academic Dean, or the Dean of Students.

fleX PlAn mATriX

(Available to undergraduate full time students who pay consolidated full time tuition fee)

Institutional aid equal to 1 - 4 semester hours (S.H.) credit for May block course(s) will be awarded students who register and complete 1217 S.H. in the Spring Semester (January - April). The chart below provides examples of some variations for credit distributions. Students who wish to carry more credits in the block than covered by the FLEX Plan Award may make up the difference out of pocket at the current tuition rate. The FLEX plan does not apply to courses offered in Summer (except for students taking senior project or practicum), Full Semestser, Session 1 and 2.

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eligible hours for financial Aid in the may block 1-4 s.h. 4 2 3 0 2 1 Total hours spring semester and may block may not exceed 18 s.h. Total = 16 Total = 18 Total = 18 Total = 18 Total = 18 Total = 18

Keep in mind that the may block is nOT part of the spring semester. It is part of the Summer Semester and course work taken in May does not count as hours taken and/or completed in the Spring Semester. (Example: Students who enroll full time for the Spring Semester and who withdraw from enough courses so that their Spring Semester Course load is less than 12 semester hours may not use the May Block course as hours completed in the Spring Semester for financial aid purposes.)

Students who intend on taking a May block or summer course under this plan are required to fill out an application form, available from the Student Financial Services Office or SFS website and submit it to SFS during the Spring term before the last day of class.

Total spring s.h.

block + session + full semester Courses

min. of 12 s.h. - max. of 17 s.h.

Example 1

4 S.H. in Jan Block + 8 S.H. in Session = 12

Example 2

4 S.H. in Jan Block + 12 S.H. in Session = 16

APPendiX C - fleX PlAn mATriX

Example 3

4 S.H. in Jan Block + 3 S.H. in Full Semester + 8 S.H. in Session = 15

Example 4

2 S.H. in Jan Block + 8 S.H. in Full Semester + 8 S.H. in Session = 18

Example 5

2 S.H. in Jan Block + 6 S.H. in Full Semester + 8 S.H. in Session = 16

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Example 6

4 S.H. in Jan Block + 13 Hours in the Session = 17

Appendix d - financial Policies/Procedures summary

Tuition refund Policy
Prior to second day of classes Second day to end of first week Beginning of second week to end of second week Beginning of third week forward 100% 75% 50% 0%

A student’s billing account is due in full by the end of the first week of their first class. If payments are missed, late fees will be charged and you will not be allowed to register for the upcoming semester until the account is paid in full.

Payment Collection

Payment in full or defined Tuition Management Systems (TMS) payment plan arrangements are due by the end of the first week of classes. Payment in Full options: cash, personal or cashier’s check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or debit.

Payment Plan Arrangement Options:
• • • •

Financial Aid/Scholarships (Contact Student Financial Services) Tuition Management Systems (Request brochure from the Student Financial Services Office, visit www.afford.com, or call 1-888-356-0350 Sponsor Bill outs (Students must check in with the Student Financial Services Office within the first week of classes and provide documentation from the paying sponsor) Employer reimbursements (Restrictions apply - contact Student Financial Services Office)

accounts not paid in full by the end of the semester will be in delinquent status and subject to collection efforts, including restriction from registering for future semesters, transcripts and diplomas being withheld until the debt is satisfied. Please note accounts are also put on hold for delinquent library fines owed to UAA since the Consortium Library is jointly owned by APU and UAA. After two official notifications of delinquent status are sent, giving the student an additional 25 days to resolve the payment issues, accounts without appropriate responses are turned over to a Collection Agency.

Payment Options:

Students may pay their account balance with cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or debit. Pay in Person: Student Financial Services Office Grant hall #125

Or mail payments to: alaska Pacific University

Attn: Student Financial Services Office 4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

Credit Card payments: Call 1-800-252-7528 and ask for Student
Financial Services Office or in Anchorage call 564-8341

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Appendix d - financial Policies/Procedures summary

financial Aid

If you have expected financial aid, all paperwork should be filled out and submitted well in advance of the beginning of the semester. To receive financial aid checks you must have a valid picture ID. If you are receiving scholarships, a copy of the letter/letters stating the amount awarded must be submitted to the Student Financial Services when making payment arrangements. Any remaining balance after expected financial aid is determined, is due the first week of classes. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office for any questions - 907564-8341 or sfs@alaskapacific.edu.

Tuition management systems interest-free monthly Payment Plan
Mail payments directly to TMS for processing: Tuition Management Systems Payment Processing Center Po Box 842722 Boston, MA 02284-2722 Payments not received by the due date will be assessed a late fee by TMS.

employer reimbursements

Students must pay their billing account in full or set up a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). At the student’s request, SFS will send a statement to the employer showing their billing account has been paid in full allowing the student to be reimbursed.

emergency student loan

If a student has Financial Aid forthcoming, the student may borrow up to $1,000 against the pending aid (provided expected tuition and fees will still be covered once aid is received). If a student has already been disbursed the financial aid, or does not have financial aid forthcoming, a student may borrow up to $350. The application process begins with the Dean of Students Office.

special Consideration of financial Policy

it is important to note that although a student may have been granted a Request for Special Consideration of Academic Policy or In-Progress, etc., a separate Request for Special Consideration of Financial Policy is required to address waiver of any tuition and fees still due. Instructors, academic advisors, etc., may make a recommendation regarding waiver of fees associated with waiver of academic policy or in-progress work; however, the applicable financial policy must be addressed separately. These forms are initiated in the Business Office. Contact the Student Financial Services Office with any payment questions at 907-564-8341, toll free 1-800-252-7528 and ask for the Student Financial Services office or by e-mail: sfs@alaskapacific.edu. Scholarship Retension: See the Financial Aid Undergraduate section for requirements, free application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA) is required for all institutional awards.

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3+2 Program

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aCaDeMiC advising 35, 180 Calendar 12-15 Class Standing 35 Courses, Abbreviations, and Course Descriptions 105, 209 Degrees 64, 189 Good Standing 41, 184 Policies and Procedures 16, 167 Probation 41, 184 Program Variations 206 Semester honors 42, 184 Standing 41, 184 Study Plan 206 Suspension 42 Warning 41 accounting Course Descriptions 105 Accounting Information for Management Major 66 adding Courses 36, 180 additional information 19 address Changes 42, 184 administration 232 aDMiSSionS 16, 167, 191, 201, 204, 208 Categories 21, 169 Candidacy 200 Denied 22, 170 hold 21, 169 Methods 16 Pending Final Documentation 21 rana Distance education Students 19 Standards 17, 168 advanced Placement 36 alaska residents award 29 anchorage higher education Consortium library 10 APU Foundation 238 APU Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan 26, 172 aSSoCiaTe oF arTS oFFerinGS 15 Business administration 65 education 80 human Services 72 Career and Technical education 94 atwood Center 10 auditing 36

A

BaChelor oF arTS oFFerinGS accounting information For Management Business administration and Management earth Sciences education environmental Policy and Planning environmental Science environmental Studies health Services administration human Services liberal Studies Marine Biology outdoor Studies Psychology BaChelor oF SCienCe oFFerinGS earth Sciences

B

15 66 68 83 81 88 85 90 70 75 95 92 101 73 15 83

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environmental Science Marine Biology Benefits of the APU Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan Biological Science Concentration Board of Directors Business administration Course Descriptions Business Administration and Management Major Business administration and Management Minor Business administration Department Business administration and Management Course Descriptions 85 92 26, 172 87 238 107 68 69 65, 189 110

Calendar Campus Map Campus Undergraduate Program Degree Offerings Career and Technical education Course Descriptions Carr Gottstein academic Center Census Date CerTiFiCaTe oFFerinGS Graduate Studies in entrepreneurship Graduate Studies in investments Class attendance Commercial recreation/Tourism Communication and environment Concentration Communication Course Descriptions Competency Courses Competency Courses Minimum Grades Complete Withdrawal Policy Comprehensive examinations ConCenTraTion areaS Biological Science Commercial recreation/Tourism Communication and environmental Concentration Culture and environment Environmental and Nonprofit Leadership earth Systems Science environmental Science environmental Studies Finance General environmental Science health Services administration land Mangement literature outdoor education Philosophy Pre-law religious Studies Science and environmental Wilderness Therapy Writing Continuous enrollment Contract learning Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department Course add/Drop/Withdraw Policy Course numbering System COURSE DESCRIPTIONS accounting (aC) Business administration (Ba) Business adminstration and Management (BaM) Communication (Co) Cultural Studies (CS) Career and Technical education (CTe) Education (ED) environmental Science (eS) exectuive MBa in information and Communication Technology (MCT) Fine arts (Fa) General Studies (GS) History (HI) human Services (hS)

C

12 11 54 116 10 37, 181 15 197 197 42 103 91 114 53 43 37, 181 184 87 103 91 91 91 86 86 90 193 87 193 103 96 103 96 97 98 91 103 98 180 43 198 180 184 209 105 107 110 114 115 116 209 212 225 121 122 217 124

36, 72, 36, 43, 105,

117,

124,

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health Services administration (hSa) Humanities (HU) interdisciplinary Studies (iS) Language, Literature and Writing (LL) liberal Studies (lS) Marine Biology (Mar) Master of arts Program (MaP) Master of Business administration (MBa) Mathematics (MT) outdoor and environmental Science (oee) outdoor Studies (oS) Physical education (Pe) Philosophy (Ph) Psychology (PY) religious Studies (rS) Science (SC) Social Sciences (SS) Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) Credit By Choice Credit by examination Cultural Studies Course Descriptions Culture and environment Concentration Cumulative Grade Point average (CGPa) 127 129 130 131 134 136 136 218 219 140 142 147 147 148, 229 154 156 165 33, 178 20 43 115 91 27

d

Deferred applicant Policy Degree Completion Program Degree offerings Del Folder DEPARTMENTS Business Administration Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department Education Environmental Science Liberal Studies Outdoor Studies Directed Study Disbursement rules Discontinuance of attendance Documented experiential learning Credit Double Majors Dropping Courses

21 18, 58 15 44 65-104, 189-208 65, 189 72, 198 77, 201 83, 203 94, 206 100, 210 43, 57, 185 171 26, 173 44 38 37, 181

early admission Early Honors Program Earth Sciences Major earth Systems Science Concentration ecoleague exchange Program education Course Descriptions education Department electives elmo Sackett Broadcast Center email address employer reimbursements enrollment and registration Environmental And Nonprofit Leadership Concentration Environmental Policy and Planning Major Environmental Science Major environmental Science Concentration areas environmental Science Department environmental Science Minor environmental Studies Concentration areas Environmental Studies Major environmental Science Course Descriptions Ethical and Religious Values Executive MBA In InformationAnd Communication Technology Expedition Requirement

E

169 17, 30, 62 83 86 63 117, 211 77, 201 50 10 44, 185 29, 175 35, 180 91 88 85 86 83, 203 87 90 89 214 49 194,227 102

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Faculty Faculty-initiated Drop Faculty emeriti FaFSa application information Federal and State Financial aid Disbursement rules Federal Refund Formula (Return of Title IV Funds) Fees Field Course electives Finance Financial aid reinstatement Suspension Fine arts Course Descriptions FLEX Plan Full-Time Consolidated Tuition Full-time enrollment and Full-time employment Full admission

F

235 37, 181 239 24, 171 25, 171 32, 178 30, 175 90 193 22, 170 29, 175 28, 174 121 24, 243 29 44 21, 169

General environmental Science Concentration General Studies General University Requirements Glenn olds hall Gould hall Grace hall Grade Change Policy Grading System GRADUATE Academic Courses, Abbreviations, and Course Descriptions academic Degrees assistantships Deferred applicant Policy Policies and Procedures Programs GRADUATION application honors Residency Requirement Grant hall Guaranteed Consolidated Tuition Plan GURs

g

87 122 47, 51 10 10 10 35, 180 33, 178 211 189 170 169 167 188 38, 182 38 53 10 32 51

health Services administration history Course Descriptions History of APU homer and ruth Moseley Sports Center honorary Trustees honor Policy housing and Meal Plan Costs HSA Degree Requirements humanities Human Services Major human Services Minor

h

70, 127, 192 124, 219 8 10 240 44, 185 31, 176 70, 192 49, 129 74, 124 76

i

incomplete Courses (i) Incomplete Process independent Study interdisciplinary Studies international Students international Study interruption in enrollment introduction to active learning Investments Certificate in Progress (iP)

34, 179 34, 179 43 130 18, 167 198 38, 182 48 197 179

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J

Jim Mahaffey Trail System Junior Practicum Jury Duty

10 57 44, 185

K L

K-8 Professional Development Certificate

79

laboratory Science land Management Language Requirement Language, Literature and Writing Course Descriptions leave of absence liberal Studies Course Descriptions liberal Studies Department liberal Studies Minor limitation of Time literature Concentration

49 103 50 131 38, 182 134 94, 206 99 185 96

m

Main Campus MaP Program Course Descriptions Map of Campus Marine Biology Major Marine Biology Course Descriptions Marine Biology electives (lower Division) Marine Biology Electives (Upper Division) Marine Biology Minor Marketing Menu MaSTer DeGreeS Master of arts Master of arts in Teaching Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Master of Science in environmental Science Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education Master of Arts In Teaching & Co-Op Course Descriptions Master of arts Program Course Descriptions Master of Business administration Course Descriptions Master of Business administration Programs Master of Science in environmental Science Course Descriptions Master of Science in outdoor and environmental education Mathematics Mathematics for environmental Sciences Minor Maximum Credits Per Term MBa Course Descriptions MBAICT Degree Requirements MBA Degree Requirements MCT Course Descriptions Meningitis, Alaska Postsecondary Immunization Act Message from the President Milestones Military Service/School experience Credit Minimum Graduation GPA Requirement Minimum Major/Minor GPA Requirement MinorS Counseling Psychology education environmental Science human Services liberal Studies Marine Biology Mathematics for environmental Science outdoor Studies Mission Statement MSES Degree Requirements

10 220 11 92 136 93 93 93 193 15 206 202 198 210 220 221 191 214 229 140 88 39, 182 221 196 191 227 44, 185 7 55 45 53 53 74 82 87 76 99 93 88 104 8 204

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MSOEE Degree Requirements 210

n

Natural History Requirement non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students Non-Profit Management Emphasis non-Thesis option

101 168 67, 69, 71, 76 191

oee Course Descriptions off-Campus enrollment online Courses optional Concentrations other Policies outdoor education Outdoor Skill Requirement outdoor Studies outdoor Studies Department outdoor Studies Minor

O

229 39, 182, 183 61 96 42, 184 103 102 142 100, 210 104

Part-time Tuition Payment Collection Payment options Payment Plan arrangement options Personal information Phase III Project Demonstrating Mastery Phase ii Practicum Phase i research Philosophy Course Descriptions Philosophy Concentration Physical education Placement Policies and Procedures Policy and Planning electives Policy electives Menu Portfolio Practicum/internship/Work experience Pre-law Concentration Prerequisites Probation for Financial aid Professional expectations for Students Programs Program Description Program Variations Provisional admission Psychology Course Descriptions Psychology Minor

P

45, 46,

16,

46, 192, 201, 27, 47,

148,

29 244 244 244 186 208 207 207 147 96 147 39 167 89 84 56 50 97 187 173 100 188 206 208 169 231 74

Q r

Quantitative Menu Quantitative Reasoning

193 48

rana registration and enrollment Registration Requirements Regis University reinstatement reinstatement to Graduate Degree Seeking Status religion Studies Concentration religious heritage

60 180 39, 40, 183 198 175 184 98 8

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religious Studies Course Descriptions Required MCT Courses Research Methods Requirement resource electives repeat Courses (Financial aid) rural alaska native adult Program (rana) 154 196 102 89 174 60

Satisfactory academic Progress (Financial aid) Science Course Descriptions Science and environment Concentration Science electives Menu Second Baccalaureate Degree Second Masters Degree Segelhorst residence hall Semester Credit hour Semester information Senior Project Sharing Financial Aid Funds Between Institutions Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences Course Descriptions Social Security number Corrections Sophomore Seminar Special Consideration Speech Communication Staff emerita Student evaluation Student records Student risk Management Plan Suggested Courses

s

27, 173, 184 156 91 84 40 183 10 35, 179 40, 183 50, 57 26, 173 49 165 46 57 46, 187 48 239 209 46, 187 46, 187 97

Thesis option Transcripts and Test Scores Transfer Credit Transfer Students Trustees emeriti Tuition And Fees Tuition refund Policy

T

193 22 40, 183, 198 17 240 29, 175 32, 177

U

Undergraduate Academic Degrees Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses Undergraduate Policies and Procedures Undergraduate Programs University Directory Upper Division Credit Hour Requirement

64 41 16 47 234 53

W

Waitlisted Wait listed Wilderness Therapy Withdrawal (W) Writing Concentration Written Communication

170 22 103 34, 179 98 48

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As the official course catalog of Alaska Pacific University (APU), this publication lists all courses and programs in the current curriculum, graduation requirements, and official academic policy effective for the 2009-2010 academic year. This catalog is not a contract. APU reserves the right to change the policies, fees, and procedures outlined in this publication, and to add, modify, or withdraw degree programs at any time. However, when changes are made, advanced notice with effective dates will be communicated to all concerned persons. Contingent upon continuous enrollment, students have the right to complete any degree program offered by APU as of the date of their first enrollment in the university. The university reserves the right to ask students to withdraw for cause at any time. APU makes available upon request, all consumer information required by the U.S. Department of Education. Consumer information includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: admissions catalog, academic programs, educational costs, financial aid, academic progress requirements, student retention rates, and career planning services. This information is available from the Office of Admissions (907) 564-8248. Documents describing university accreditation, licensure, and approvals may be reviewed in the Office of the President. APU policy requires all students enrolled to obtain an APU email address. All official University communications are sent via APU email addresses. Grades are not mailed but are available through the Student Portal. APU is an Independent, Non-Profit Institution.

Catalog Statement

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Notice

Annually, Alaska Pacific University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. This act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings, and to submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the education record if the outcome of the hearing is unsatisfactory. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office of the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the act. Written complaints should be directed to: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, Switzer Building, Room 4074, Washington, D.C. 20202 APU is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and educational pursuit. It does so by providing services and benefits to all students and employees without regard to religion, creed, race, color, disability, national origin, or any other classification protected by law. The university will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals as required by law unless doing so would result in undue hardship to the university. The university is regulated by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title XI of the 1972 Amendments to Higher Education Act, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and other application federal regulations. APU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is authorized as a university by the Commission on Postsecondary Education, State of Alaska. The APU Teacher Education Program (K-8) is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Alaska State Department of Education. The APU Education Department provides the Institutional Recommendation for teacher certification, which is then issued by the Alaska State Department of Education.

Bull Moose behind Carr Gottstein Photo by Dan Gray

Student Right-to-Know and Crime Awareness and Campus Security Acts of 1990 as Amended Alaska Pacific University makes available to current students and, upon request, prospective students, university policy concerning campus security and the annual reports of criminal offense occurrences as well as information on drug and alcohol abuse education programs. Contact: Dean of Students Office Alaska Pacific University 4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 564-8287 (907) 564-8317 FAX Graduation Completion Rate Contact: Registrar’s Office Alaska Pacific University 4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 564-8210 (907) 563-5640 FAX

Nondiscrimination Policy

Accreditation

Front Cover Picture: Silvertip Creek, Alaska Photo by Dan Gray

Office of Admissions 4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 564-8248 • (800) Alaska-U Email: admissions@alaskapacific.edu www.alaskapacific.edu

Expedition Glacier Travel Cashman Pass above the Tazlina Glacier Photo by Heather Thamm

As the official course catalog of Alaska Pacific University (APU), this publication lists all courses and programs in the current curriculum, graduation requirements, and official academic policy effective for the 2009-2010 academic year. This catalog is not a contract. APU reserves the right to change the policies, fees, and procedures outlined in this publication, and to add, modify, or withdraw degree programs at any time. However, when changes are made, advanced notice with effective dates will be communicated to all concerned persons. Contingent upon continuous enrollment, students have the right to complete any degree program offered by APU as of the date of their first enrollment in the university. The university reserves the right to ask students to withdraw for cause at any time. APU makes available upon request, all consumer information required by the U.S. Department of Education. Consumer information includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: admissions catalog, academic programs, educational costs, financial aid, academic progress requirements, student retention rates, and career planning services. This information is available from the Office of Admissions (907) 564-8248. Documents describing university accreditation, licensure, and approvals may be reviewed in the Office of the President. APU policy requires all students enrolled to obtain an APU email address. All official University communications are sent via APU email addresses. Grades are not mailed but are available through the Student Portal. APU is an Independent, Non-Profit Institution.

Catalog Statement

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Notice

Annually, Alaska Pacific University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. This act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings, and to submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the education record if the outcome of the hearing is unsatisfactory. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office of the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the act. Written complaints should be directed to: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, Switzer Building, Room 4074, Washington, D.C. 20202 APU is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and educational pursuit. It does so by providing services and benefits to all students and employees without regard to religion, creed, race, color, disability, national origin, or any other classification protected by law. The university will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals as required by law unless doing so would result in undue hardship to the university. The university is regulated by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title XI of the 1972 Amendments to Higher Education Act, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and other application federal regulations. APU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is authorized as a university by the Commission on Postsecondary Education, State of Alaska. The APU Teacher Education Program (K-8) is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Alaska State Department of Education. The APU Education Department provides the Institutional Recommendation for teacher certification, which is then issued by the Alaska State Department of Education.

Bull Moose behind Carr Gottstein Photo by Dan Gray

Student Right-to-Know and Crime Awareness and Campus Security Acts of 1990 as Amended Alaska Pacific University makes available to current students and, upon request, prospective students, university policy concerning campus security and the annual reports of criminal offense occurrences as well as information on drug and alcohol abuse education programs. Contact: Dean of Students Office Alaska Pacific University 4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 564-8287 (907) 564-8317 FAX Graduation Completion Rate Contact: Registrar’s Office Alaska Pacific University 4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 564-8210 (907) 563-5640 FAX

Nondiscrimination Policy

Accreditation

Front Cover Picture: Silvertip Creek, Alaska Photo by Dan Gray

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