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PSEO Fall Course Descriptions


PSEO English Courses

American Literature - ENG 2510 - 3 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Kelly Lamkin

Prerequisite: College Writing & Research (ENG 1510)

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: 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.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.

College Writing and Research - ENG 1510 - 3 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Kelly Lamkin

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: 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.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.
 

PSEO Foreign Language Courses

American Sign Language I - MLAN 140.PW01 - 4 credits (North Central University)

Instructor: Marhea Harris

Prerequisites: None

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. This class has both online and face-to-face components. This hybrid format course has the same NCU faculty member meeting with the WEST students face-to-face that teaches the online components. WEST PSEO courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to American Sign Language. Students will be introduced to the American Deaf community through various interactions and events with the Deaf community are to aid in the acquisition of conversational skills. Topics addressed include basic sign vocabulary, structure, and grammar, Deaf culture. [Each class has a lab and community-based component]

Students need reliable internet access to complete the coursework.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to NCU by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by NCU.
  • Fee for this 4 credit course is $20.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO NCU courses at WEST.

Spanish I - LAN 245 - 4 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Mari Rodriguez

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: First year Spanish courses introduce the student to the sounds and structures of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing; this will provide the ability to communicate and understand Spanish in an elementary manner. The courses also establish a language basis for the study of Spanish and Latin American literature. Class size limited. Preference given to students taking both semesters. Others enroll with consent of the instructor.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.

PSEO History Courses

World Civilizations - HIS 1510 - 3 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Cristen Schmalz

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: 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, economic, religious, and intellectual histories of the world.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown College by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown College.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.

PSEO Information Technology Courses

Intro to Computer Apps - IT 106 - 3 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Tiffany Pavlish

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: A “hands on” introduction to common computer software applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). The skills learned in this course are applicable in other courses as well as being essential to employment opportunities.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown courses at WEST.

PSEO Science Courses

Foundations of Biology with lab - SCI 1531 - 4 credits Fall Semester (Crown College)

Instructor: Erica Woytcke

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: 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. This course is recommended for non-science majors only. It should fulfill a General Science with lab credit. A laptop is required for class.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown College by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown College.
  • Fee for this 4 credit course is $20.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee. Students will also be charged a lab fee of $25, payable to WEST (included in registration fee)
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.

PSEO Social Sciences

General Psychology - PSY 130 - 3 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Anna Tucker

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: 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.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown College by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown College.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.

Sociology - SOC 230 - 3 credits (Crown College)

Instructor: Allison Anderson

Prerequisite: none

Course Type: One semester course offered fall semester only. Students from WEST can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet for an hour and a half 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, 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. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15 week format. All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor.

Course Description: 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.

Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to Crown College by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by Crown College.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO Crown College courses at WEST.