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Baldwin City Campus & School of Nursing

Timetables

These Web-based timetables are for general public use and will be updated as changes occur until the start of a given academic term. The only official timetable is the one maintained by the Office of the Registrar. No change to the official timetable is effective until announced by the Office of the Registrar.

pdf Timetable Guide/Course Abbreviations

Instructions for Web-Based Timetables

General Hints & Tips

The timetables are best viewed using Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer. To view the timetables without scroll bars whenever possible, your resolution should be set to 1024×768. Finally, the timetables do make use of Macromedia’s Flash technology, so you may be asked to install this software if your machine does not already support it.

Printing

Should users choose to print out portions of the timetable for use when they are away from an Internet-connected computer, please follow these suggestions for best results.

  • Select Landscape print mode. Not all columns in the timetable will fit on one page in portrait mode.
  • In Internet Explorer, users can choose to print background images and colors, but the default is not set up to do so. To change this, select Tools, then Internet Options, then Advanced, and check the box under Printing.
  • To save paper and ink, use the search capabilities of these Web-based timetables to list only the areas or courses you are interested in, then print the results, rather than printing all 399 courses.
  • Approximately 40 courses will print per page, except the first page, which will contain the search parameters.

Searching

The image below is an example of the many types of searches that can be performed to locate the courses you need.

In this particular example, the user has chosen not to use one of the Quick Links on the left, but rather to define the search parameters. Our test user has decided to search for all courses where the Section ID starts with “AC,” which then returns all seven courses being offered in the Fall 2002 semester in Accounting. The results line directly above the course listing confirms this and notes the date and time the search took place.

pdfTimetable Guide/Course Abbreviations

Other options for defining or narrowing a search are available. For instance, the example above searches in the Section ID field. However, clicking on the top drop-down selector will show a list of all searchable fields, e.g., Instructor, Start Time, Days. Results obtained will be ordered by the choice made in this top drop-down selector and secondarily sorted by the choice made in the drop-down selector below the first. The default option for both drop-down selectors is Section ID.

For example, let’s say you need to search for a particular instructor, but you want the results secondarily sorted by the start time for the course. You would select “Instructor” in the top drow down and then “Starts” in the second drop down.

The next drop-down selector lets users define how they want their search performed. The default option is Starts With, which means the search will be performed by looking for matches at the beginning of the data in the chosen field.

The image above has Starts With chosen, and then “AC” was entered into the search field. This will perform a search for any Section ID values that begin with “AC.” The search is not case sensitive, so “ac” would have worked just as well.

Finally, notice that to the right of the “GO” button are explanations for each option of this drop-down selector. The instructions change to match the chosen selection.

Most of these options are fairly self-explanatory, but the Range option can be a bit tricky at first. This option allows users to search for results on any field based on a range they define. To define this range, certain steps must be taken. First, the low end of the range must be entered, followed immediately by a plus sign (+) then followed immediately by the high end of the range.

An example of how to do this can be seen by clicking on the Evening Courses Quick Link, which uses a range of time to bring back results. For this circumstance, our low-end range was 17:00 (time must be entered in 24-hour format and must use a colon between hours and minutes) followed by a plus sign (+) then followed by 23:00 as the high end of the range.

Follow these steps to create the entire search for Evening Courses:

  1. Select “Starts” from the first drop-down selector because we want to search for courses that start within this time period.
  2. Select “Range” from the second drop-down selector because we want to define a range of times within which courses could possibly start.
  3. Enter “17:00+23:00” into the search field.
  4. Click the “GO” button to retrieve the courses.

One final note on defining searches: Although the Quick Links are handy for both retrieving common courses and learning how to create searches, searches similar to the UC Gen ED Courses Quick Link cannot be performed by users at this time. We hope to include this functionality soon.

Interterm Course Descriptions | 2018

IE 115A Death Valley to the Space Needle: West Coast National Parks Road Trip

E. Morris, 3 credit hours, Travel Interterm

Students in this course will visit numerous West Coast National Parks on a road trip through California, Oregon, and Washington. The trip will start in Las Vegas and end in Seattle. This trip will connect students with many of the most beautiful natural areas in the United States.
Fee: Contact the instructor erin.morris@bakerU.edu
(Pretravel on-campus meeting times Noon – 4:30 p.m.)

IE 116A Robotics with Mindstor

Schukei, 2 credit hours

This course will provide students the opportunity to program basic robots. This will introduce them to both the idea and concepts behind robots, and beginning programming knowledge.
Fee: None
Prerequisite: None
(1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

IE 129A Economic Development and Eco-Tourism in Costa Rica

Grant and M. Harris, 3 credit hours, Travel Interterm

Traditionally, developing economies have relied on exports of agricultural commodities and mining to fuel economic growth. In contrast, Costa Rica has made a conscious effort to integrate eco-tourism into its development strategy. Eco-tourism provides incentives to preserve habitat and ecosystems rather than destroy them, giving the environment voice and power. In this course, you will explore the possibilities of eco-tourism as a driver of a country’s economic development.
Fee: Contact the instructors. Alan.Grant@bakeru.edu Martha.Harris@bakeru.edu

IE 150A Study in Spain

S. Schumm, Travel Interterm

This course provides a unique opportunity to study Spanish and experience Spanish culture. It is intended for students either with little or no experience in Spanish OR for students at any level of Spanish study. The interterm course gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture for 3 weeks. Students study grammar and converse in Spanish in small classes using the “communicative method.” Living with Spanish families in Salamanca allows students to practice the Spanish they have studied and learn more about Spanish culture. An important part of the course includes cultural activities outside of the classroom during the afternoons and weekends. There will be an excursion to Toledo and to Segovia.
Fee:  Contact the instructor: sandra.schumm@bakerU.edu

IE 153A Exercise Science Field Observation

Chris Todden, 1 credit hour

A field observation provides each student an opportunity to explore career interests while simultaneously applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a professional setting. The experience also helps students gain a more clear understanding of the abilities and dedication required to develop the qualities necessary to be successful in their chosen field. This experience will take place under the direction of an on-site appropriately credentialed professional who will provide overall supervision in partnership with the course instructor. The observation experience will involve such activities as observing the supervisor and a variety of other professionals in practice, preparing written submissions reflecting the experience, and periodic communication with the course instructor to discuss the experience activities.
Prerequisites:
1) EX181 and instructor consent
2) Appropriate placement must be arranged via the course instructor with the assistance and support of the Director of Career Services and other applicable resources.

IE158: The Natural History of Beer

Scott Kimball, 3 credit hours

This course will provide a unique opportunity for an intimate look at the science behind one of humanity’s most ancient and multicultural manufactured food products by introducing students to the biology, ecology, chemistry, and physics of the art and science of beer.  We will discuss the diversity of botanical origins of typical beer ingredients, explain the ecological and physical principles at work in the brewing environment, and present the production of beer from a biochemical perspective.  Beer styles will be explored from the perspective of the biological and chemical processes that produce differences in stylistic characteristics.

12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Textbook: Bamforth, C. 2009.  Beer: Tap into the art and science of brewing, 2rd ed. Oxford University Press, New York, NY 239 pp.
Fee: $40
Pre-requisites: None

IE 160A Education in Action: Secondary
IE 161A Education in Action: Elementary
IE 162A Education in Action: Special Education

Foil, 3 credit hours
Education in Action, a field experience practicum, gives prospective teachers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working in a school setting. Students may choose either a public school or an approved private school. During the course of the interterm, students will be expected to progress from a classroom observer to a functioning teacher’s aide. All teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to take a field experience interterm.
NOTE:  Students must pre-enroll during the regular two-week enrollment period:
(NO LATE ENROLLMENT DUE TO PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS)
Textbook: The Courage to Teach, Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. Parker Palmer, 2007. (10th anniversary edition OR 1998 original edition)
Fee: Students will be responsible for transportation to practicum site
Prerequisite: ED 243

IE 169A Food and Fellowship

Wintermantel, 1 credit hour

The course will provide students with the opportunity to cultivate the dying practice of preparing a meal from scratch, inviting friends over and having some fellowship time. In addition to conversation, students will be involved in a book study and two movie reviews, with the dual theme of self-actualization and getting inspired to develop your faith and make a difference
Fee: $10 to cover cost of food
Textbook: Ortberg, John. If You Want to Walk on Water You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
(Noon – 2 p.m. daily. Note: movie and cooking days have different times)

IE170:  BRaV Peer Educator Training

Cassy Bailey, 1 credit hour
10:30 – 11:40 a.m.

Baker Rallies against Violence (BRāV) works to end sexual assault by raising awareness and by empowering all members of the Baker community to create and maintain a safe environment. Successful completion of this course prepares you to become a Peer Educator as well as an active community member. BRāV Peer Educators provide a vital service to the Baker community because they:

  • help dispel myths about sexual assault and acquaintance rape.
  • eliminate silence about sexual violence on college campuses.
  • teach their peers to recognize sexually inappropriate behavior.
  • promote healthy dialogue about sexual attitudes and behaviors.
  • give Baker students the tools for effective bystander intervention.

IE 171A Yucatan Adventure

Ortiz (Travel Interterm) 3 credit hours

This course surveys the history of Mexico’s first peoples and reflects on the Maya of today. The course will offer various interpretations of the themes and developments in Ancient Mexican history. Meaningful student participation that encourages critical thinking strategies will help us individually and as groups as we determine how and why people lived. This course will require that students also understand how the delicate ecosystems work in this area by learning from guides who will take them through jungle and coastal areas. Students will have an opportunity to explore ancient Maya communities as well as interact with today’s Maya people in their villages..
Fee: Contact the instructor: leonard.ortiz@bakeru.edu

IE 174A Cooking with a Chemist
IE 174B Cooking with a Chemist

Perry, 2 credit hours

This course will provide students the opportunity to experience and develop an appreciation of one of the oldest applications of chemistry: cooking. Students will perform a series of edible experiments that will be used to motivate discussion of the science behind food.
Fee:  $70 groceries and cooking supplies
Text: Simon Quellen Field, Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking (ISBN 978-15697676061)
(Section A: 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Section B: 12:3p.m. – 4 p.m.)

IE 181A Get the Lead Out: Understanding History through Tabletop Wargaming

Richards, 3 credit hours

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of warfare and history during the last century of the Roman Empire (350-476 AD). In this effort, students will research prepare, and commend scale replicas of the armies of the later imperial Romans and their many enemies.
Fee:  $20 for course materials and supplies.
(9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

IS 105A An Examination of Sacred Space

Pumphrey, 3 credit hours

The purpose of this course is to take an experiential/field research approach to the construction of space, especially sacred space. The course will begin at the Baldwin City campus and examine classrooms, library space, offices, and the chapel. Then the project will move with trips to Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka where participants will examine the space constructed by various Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim buildings. The course will require students to attend worship services from multiple religions. As a result, classes will occur on the weekend.
Allergy warning: This this class will contain incense.
Fee: $20 van rental, gas
(Meeting times vary. First day will be 9 a.m. – Noon. See instructor Nicholaus.pumphrey@bakeru.edu for details)

IS 108A Beginners Hebrew

Sivron, 3 credit hours.

Hebrew is the language of The Old Testament – The Jewish Bible. It is also the language of the modern state of Israel. The language gives students a flavor of a non-Western culture and some international exposure. This course will cover the defining characteristics of the culture, a comparison of that culture to our own culture, and how Hebrew speakers in America balance global responsibility and American citizenship.
(Noon – 3:30p.m. daily and one session 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

IS 139A Brain Games

Holt, 2 credit hours

The purpose of this class is providing students with critical thinking challenges in team-based and individual settings. Students will work individually and in small groups to solve puzzles, word games, and creative and critical thinking challenges. They will expand their critical thinking abilities and be able to solve word problems and puzzles. During this course, students will receive direct instruction and practice in problem-solving strategies. Skills learned in this class will translate to problem-solving skills and abilities needed throughout life.
Fee: $10
(9 a.m. – Noon)

IS 187A Your Hero’s Journey

Wilson, 3 credit hours

This course focuses on defining and understanding the idea of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Campbell’s work compares hero stories within a variety of cultures and illuminates the opportunity in which every ordinary person can attain bliss by recognizing their personal hero’s journey. Campbell identifies a basic pattern found in many narratives from a variety of cultures. Students will have the opportunity to recognize the Monomyth as a common day experience through film and short stories. Students will consider their personal life experiences as it relates to the hero’s journey. Students will engage in discussion both in class and online.
(12:30 p.m. – 4:30p.m.)

IS 199A Diversity in Education: Elementary

Prosser, 3 credit hours

Diversity in Education, a field experience in an urban school, gives prospective teachers the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a diverse school setting. Students will be assigned to a school in either Kansas City or Topeka. One on-campus class session will be held in Baldwin. Peer reflection will be an integral component of this interterm. During the course of this interterm, students will be expected to progress from a classroom observer to a functioning teacher’s aide. In cooperation with the classroom teacher, candidates will plan and teach a minimum of one lesson.
Fee: Students will be responsible for transportation to practicum site, textbook
Prerequisites:

  • ED100 or ED243 &
  • ED244, ED320, “conditional status” and junior or senior
Special Topics Course Descriptions | Spring 2018

CS 495A Artificial Intelligence

Robert Schukei, 3 credit hours

This course will provide a survey of some of the major subfields of artificial intelligence and a history of how some of these fields came to be about.  It will also provide programming experience, tools and current research in some of these fields.

Prerequisite: CS185

HI 495A Spies and Conspiracies: The Cold War

Leonard Ortiz, 3 credit hours

This course explores the Cold War as a global process, probing its political and military history as well as the social and cultural impact of the confrontation between capitalism and communism.  Much of the course will focus on the social and cultural impact on American society over the fifty-year period of the Cold War.

Prerequisite: None 

MA 495A Applied Data Analysis

Eric Hays, 3 credit hours

This is a project-based course in which each student will complete an independent research project using existing data. Students will develop testable hypotheses, conduct a literature review, prepare data, conduct both descriptive and inferential statistics, and present the findings of their research. 

PrerequisiteMath Proficiency Level 2, recommendation of Baker faculty member and instructor consent

MU 295A Performance and Wesley Heritage Tour to England

Kevin Hopkins and Frank Perez, 1 credit hour

This course is a musical performance tour of sites in England related to the history of Methodism, and the heritage of Baker University, including the original home of Osborne Chapel and Harlaxton, amongst others.  Student musicians will complete the preparation of repertoire begun in the spring semester, and will develop an understanding of expectations regarding group travel and sightseeing during the initial portion on the Baker CAS campus, prior to tour departure.

Travel Dates: March 9-19, 2018
Prerequisite: None
Cost: Please contact the instructors, kevin.hopkins@bakerU.edu | frank.perez@bakerU.edu

SP295: Grammar Workshop

Katherine Soll, 1 credit hour

SP295 is a 1-hour grammar workshop for students wishing for additional practice in grammar concepts before starting the 300-level courses. The course objectives are:

  • To improve grammatical accuracy in speech and writing in Spanish.
  • To gain a deeper understanding of grammatical subtleties and their effect on the production of meaning in Spanish.
  • To enhance student comfort and confidence with writing and speaking in Spanish.

Note: This course does not replace SP204 or fulfill the language study requirement, but may be taken at the same time as 204.
Prerequisites: SP203 or above

SP495: Grammar Workshop

Katherine Soll, 1 credit hour

SP495 is a 1-hour grammar workshop for 300- and 400-level students wishing for additional practice in grammar concepts. The course objectives are:

  • To improve grammatical accuracy in speech and writing in Spanish.
  • To gain a deeper understanding of grammatical subtleties and their effect on the production of meaning in Spanish.
  • To enhance student comfort and confidence with writing and speaking in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SP204 or above

Course Catalogs

Unless you have notified the Office of the Registrar that you are switching to a more recent version, you should use the catalog that was published for the year you entered Baker.

Enrollment Process

Students enroll online after an advising period. Real-time enrollment through MyBaker portal occurs according a seniority system based on cumulative hours earned.

Deferments, Enrollment Verifications & Certifications

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for reporting information to third parties from the official student academic record. Loan deferments and verification of enrollment and school status are the most common requests. Requests are processed as quickly as possible. However, you should allow four or five business days for completion of a typical request. If you need the Secretary of State Apostille’s seal on a certified document, it may be subject to a processing fee and you should allow 30 days for processing.

Loan Deferment

For loan deferment requests, please contact your current loan servicer(s) and request an In-School Deferment form or download it here:
pdfIn-School Deferment.

Additional Financial Aid and Deferment Forms for School of Graduate & Professional Studies and School of Education.

Complete the form and submit it to the Baker University Office of the Registrar:

Deferments will be completed once classes have started and the instructor has posted attendance (if applicable).

Lender information can be found through the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov

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For Current Students

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For Third-Party Verifiers

The National Student Clearinghouse is our authorized agent for providing degree and enrollment verifications for third parties. Please visit www.degreeverify.org to make your request.

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It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons. As such, the university will not discriminate based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or other status protected by law, in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities.

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Baker University is committed to providing “reasonable accommodations” in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act of 1992. Students must provide appropriate documentation of the disability, which should include appropriate diagnostic testing and a recommendation form prepared by qualified personnel outside of Baker University. “Reasonable accommodations” will be determined by university staff in consultation with the student, faculty and/or staff member. Accommodations are not retroactive.

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Baker University reserves the right to make modifications to degree requirements, courses, schedules, calendars, regulations and fees as deemed necessary or conducive to the efficient operation of the university. Such changes become effective as announced by the proper university officials.

Office of the Registrar

Contact or Visit Us
Constant Hall, Room 1
Baldwin City Campus
785.594.4530
Fax: 785.594.4521
records@bakerU.edu

Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon, 1-4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 65
618 Eighth St.
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065