Crown offers the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) Online to qualified students. This program permits students to earn college credit for free while still in high school. Students can take Crown’s courses online by qualified instructors hand picked for their qualifications and ability to teach subject materials effectively. This option allows students to work independently and flexibly, yet remain engaged with one another through various group projects and weekly discussion posts. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio, offering quick and thorough explanations to any questions that may occur. Classes are offered in a 15-week format.


All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor. The tuition and books are free for Minnesota students. For more information, email the Director of PSEO Emily Cano, or call 952-446-4246.

Fall 2020 Online Courses (Aug. 26 – Dec. 18)

CRJ 2520: Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course is a survey of basic concepts in the fields of Criminal and Social Justice including theoretical framework for criminal justice systems and social justice with an introduction to restorative processes maintaining a dual emphasis of restorative justice and social problem solving within the justice system.

3 Credits

ENG 1510: College Writing and Research
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of effective writing in the context of the elements of rhetoric: writer, audience, and purpose. Students write narrative, informative, and persuasive compositions and a documented research paper.
3 Credits

ENG 2510: American Literature
An overview of non-dramatic literature of the United States, showing its development from colonial times to the present. Students also work individually and collaboratively to explore topics, works, and authors representing multi-cultural voices in the changing canon of American literature.
3 Credits

HIS 2510: American Government
This course examines the politics and processes of American government at the national, state and local level: the constitutional foundations of American government; national institutions, chiefly the presidency, Congress and Supreme Court; and the political forces that shape American government, including elections, parties and interest groups.
3 Credits

HIS 1510: World Civilizations
This course is an introductory course on selected topics in the history of major world civilizations that have shaped the foundations of mankind; from the earliest records of humankind through approximately 1500 AD. It is designed to familiarize students with the political, social, economical, religious, and intellectual histories of the world.
3 Credits

IT 106: Introduction to Computer Applications
A “hands on” introduction to common computer software applications (including Microsoft Excel). The skills learned in this course are applicable in other business courses as well as being essential to employment opportunities.
3 Credits

MUS 235X: Music and the Arts
This course introduces the student to music and the arts in Western Civilization. Chronologically based, the course deals with stylistic features, philosophical thought, composers, and artists and their representative works.
3 Credits

PSY 130: General Psychology
This course is an introduction to the discipline of psychology, including the principles, methods, vocabulary, and major theories in the study of human behavior. Applications of psychology for life and ministry will be examined. Biblical teaching will be brought to bear on the subject matter to enable the student to develop a Christian perspective of psychology.
3 Credits

SCI 1531: Foundations of Biology
This course is designed to give insight, appreciation, and understanding of the plant and animal world. Major concepts covered include cellular biology, biochemistry, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics, and embryology. Includes lab requirement.
4 Credits

SOC 230: Sociology
This is a survey course of the basic concepts in the sociological study of society, culture, the self, social organizations, the range of associational life, and social process.
3 Credits

PSY 1010: Career Exploration
This course is designed to introduce students to the process of career exploration and planning. The first part of the course will focus on student characteristics. Students will take assessments and complete reflections to help them better understand their abilities, interests, values and personality traits and the ways that these might guide career planning. Next students will exploredifferent pathways for pursuing careers that may be of interest to them.
1 Credit

Spring 2021 Online Courses (Jan. 13 – May 14)

ENG 1512: Introduction to Literary Analysis
Continued instruction and practice in writing and the writing process are the focal points of this course, with emphasis on critical analysis of literary genres.
3 Credits

COM 1515: Intro to Public Communication
This course provides the student with an introduction to the theory of the communication process. Topics include analyzing a target audience, organizing material, preparing an effective method of delivery, and developing informative and persuasive speeches. Each student will deliver speeches that are video taped and evaluated.
3 Credits

HIS 2520: Topics in US History
The course will examine political, social, economic, and international dimensions of the history of the United States. It aims to stimulate both an analytical and a moral understanding of critical issues from the nation’s past.
3 Credits

PED 1515: Health and Wellness for Life
This course focuses on health in various aspects of life including physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, social and financial health. Students will learn basic principles of health in each of these areas and be encouraged to apply these principles to their own lives.
3 Credits

FAR 1560: Art Appreciation
An introductory study of art appreciation that examines significant art and artists associated with major art movements with a special emphasis on historic and contemporary art reflecting Christian beliefs. Content and knowledge emerge from the study of the elements and principles of art to acquire a vocabulary and understanding of the meaning and purpose of visual imagery and an overview of the development of art throughout history to the present.
3 Credits

MAT 130: Mathematics Survey
A mathematics course designed for the liberal arts or general education purposes, including quantitative literacy and mathematical competency. The course consists of problem solving and mathematical modeling. Topics include set theory, operations, percent and decimals, linear equations and their applications, slopes, parallel and perpendicular lines, systems of equations, counting techniques, probability and descriptive statistics.
3 Credits

BUS 130: Concepts of Personal Finance
A practical study of what Scripture says about financial stewardship, tithing, giving, investing, and the use of debt. Students will develop personal budgets and financial goals. Discussion will also include the use of various types of credit and insurance.
3 Credits

ECO 332: Principles of Microeconomics

The continuation of ECO 331  dealing specifically with the study of microeconomics. Biblical principles and ethical implications will be addressed.
3 Credits

SOC 2530: Concepts of Global and Ethical Leadership
This course studies the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture with emphasis placed on servant leadership. It facilitates the development of servant leaders who can act in a way that reflects awareness of the global environment in which they are called to serve.
3 Credits

SOC 2530: Introduction to Human Geography 
This course provides an introduction to physical and cultural geography by exploring pressing global issues related to spatial interconnections. Using the lens of geography, we will uncover how global interconnections and geographical interdependence shape the world as we know it. We will further understand how individual actions at the local scale have social, cultural, and religious environmental impacts around the world.
3 Credits


Learn More About Crown College