Crown offers the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) to qualified students at WEST. This program permits students to earn college credit for free while still in high school. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet at Maple Grove Lutheran Church for 1.5 hours face-to-face with a qualified Course Assistant selected by WEST and approved by Crown. The rest of the weekly activities for classes are online and led by one of Crown’s online faculty members. This option gives students the opportunity to get support from a familiar homeschool Course Assistant while taking a high quality online course under the guidance of a credentialed faculty member from Crown. Hybrid courses are limited by location, however Crown does offer all courses completely online as well as on Crown’s campus. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15-week format.
REQUIREMENTS (DUE BEFORE AUGUST 1ST AND NOVEMBER 15TH):
- High School GPA of at least 3.0
- An Online Application to Crown
- Completion of the MN Department of Education form
- An official high school transcript (See http://www.crown.edu/pseo for specifics.)
All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor. The tuition and books are free for Minnesota students, but WEST fees will apply. For more information, email the Director of PSEO Emily Cano, or call 952-446-4246.
Fall 2020 WEST Courses (Aug. 26 – Dec. 18)
The following courses will be offered on-site at WEST (Maple Grove Lutheran Church). These classes will include 1.5 hours of face-to-face instructional time per week with a Course Assistant along with additional work through Crown’s online platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAN 255: Spanish I
This course introduces the students to the sounds, basic vocabulary, and structures of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and beginning awareness of the cultural context of the language. Communicative skills are reinforced through practice in integrated laboratory activities.
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.
Spring 2021 WEST 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.
COM 1515: 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 videotaped and evaluated.
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.
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.
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.
LAN 256: Spanish II
This builds on the work of Spanish I as an introduction to the sounds, vocabulary, and structures of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as awareness of the cultural context of the language. Communicative skills are reinforced through practice in integrated laboratory activities.
*Information subject to change-courses with low enrollment may be cancelled and students will then have the option to take the class fully online.
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