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Winter 2014 Class Schedule

Welcome Notices | pdf | pdf full schedule
Academic Calendarpdf
How to Register (Payment, Costs, Fees, Refund) | pdf
Alphabetical Listing of Courses | pdf
Online Blackboard Instructions, DMO 101, Travel Courses for Summer | pdf
RN to BSN Program, Textbooks | pdf
WebAdvisor Registration | pdf Registration

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Welcome Notices

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014
Make 2014 your year to get started at Linfield College. Many of our Winter term classes are a great way to get started in your degree program. Examples: COMP 101 in the BIS major and MATH 140 in the RN-BSN major.

Adult Degree Program Scholarships
Alumni and friends of the Adult Degree Program have generously donated funds to establish scholarships specifically for students in the program. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need and do not require repayment. Applications for the spring 2014 scholarships are due by 1/31. For an application, go to

DMO 101 Online Demonstration Course
A hands-on demo class covering BBLearn will be held on 12/14 and again on 1/2. If you are taking your first online class, we highly recommend attending this class. You may participate online in the 12/14 class via WebEx online meeting. Contact Brett Hardee at for more information. Sa: 12/14 11am-1pm, McMinnville, Renshaw First Floor Lab and Online via WebEx virtual meeting software. Th: 1/2 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland, Peterson Hall 108.

Winter Course Changes/Additions

Spring Courses Changes/Additions

Path to Scholarships® Workshop & Webinar
The next workshop will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 8:30am – 12:30pm pst. Students are welcome to attend in person on the Linfield campus in Portland or participate simultaneously online. Gerardo Ochoa teaches this hands-on workshop where you learn how to successfully apply for scholarships. You will receive the College Edition Path to Scholarships® Career, College, and Scholarship Planning Portfolio. The workshop and planning portfolio are free. Watch a short video where Gerardo describes how to be a successful scholarship recipient, Register online for the workshop at scholarships.html. Select “Portland” or “Online” for how you plan to attend the workshop.

Academic Calendar

How to Register

Register on WebAdvisor
All students with a CatNet account may register on WebAdvisor. Detailed instructions are provided on our website at www.linfield. edu/dce under “Admission” “Online Admission and Registration. ”You may add and drop classes on WebAdvisor until the beginning of late term registration. 

Online Payment by Credit Card on WebAdvisor
Payment is due online the next full business day after you register on WebAdvisor. On the Students Menu, select “Financial Profile” then “Pay on My Account.” Registration records will be updated for payment purposes at 5pm each business day. This means that students who register after 5pm on a weekday must wait until after 5pm the following business day to pay for their courses. Anyone who registers after 5pm on a Friday, must wait until after 5pm the following Monday to pay. Students paying in full by credit card should pay online as soon as their account is billed. If You Are Eligible For Financial Aid Financial Aid is not available for winter. Winter classes must have been included with your Fall award and registration.

If You Are Eligible For Veteran’s Benefits
You may register on WebAdvisor and mail your check to the DCE Office or you may choose to fill out the registration form in the class schedule and mail it to the DCE office with your check. If You Pay Your Tuition By Check You may register on WebAdvisor and mail your check to the DCE Office or you may choose to fill out the registration form in the class schedule and mail it to the DCE office with your check.

Social Security Numbers
To protect you from identity theft, Linfield does not use Social Security Numbers for identification. However, we do ask you to provide your Social Security Number to our office so we can complete IRS form 1098-T.

Computer Science System Development Fee
Computer Science students (BIS majors and CIS certificates) acquire over $8000 worth of industry-standard software for only $400 per year. (Check with instructor for minimum hardware requirements.) This required purchase will include all updates and new releases as they become available throughout the year. Each school year, the first time you register for any computer science course (except COMP 101, COMP 404, and COMP 484), your student account will be charged $400. You will have the entire semester to pay this fee.

Adding and Dropping Courses
Add and drop classes on WebAdvisor before classes begin or by completing the “Add/Drop Form” on Please do not contact the instructor if you wish to add a class. Contact your advisor instead.

Withdrawing From All Courses Except Weekend
If you withdraw from a class by 5pm January 3 no notation will appear on your transcript. If you withdraw after January 3 and by 5pm January 24 a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal is permitted after January 24.

Withdrawing From Weekend Courses
If you drop a weekend class before the first weekend class meeting, no notation will appear on your transcript. If you drop a weekend class after the first weekend and before the second, a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal from weekend classes is permitted after the second weekend class meeting.

Tuition Refund Policy Winter Term
If you notify DCE by 5pm on: The tuition refund will be:
January 3 100%
January 10 40%
January 17 20%
No refund after January 17
Tuition: $435 per semester credit
Audit fee: $220 per semester credit (you may not change to audit after the first week of the semester)
Online fee: $50 per credit/Maximum $150 per class (non-refundable after the first day of the semester)
Lab and travel fees are listed under the individual course and are generally non-refundable once the semester starts.
A 1% per month service charge will be applied to any unpaid balance per school policy.

Am I Registered and How do I See My Grades?
Log in to WebAdvisor with your CatNet username and password to confirm that you are registered for courses. Look under “My Class Schedule.” View your grades at the end of the semester in WebAdvisor:

Computer Account (CATNET)
Linfield students must set up a Linfield CatNet account. This account gives you access to your online classes, to the computer labs and libraries of the McMinnville and Portland campuses, to your grades and transcript and to online research databases through the library. This account also creates an email account that can be accessed through your own email system or through the web. Your CatNet account will remain active as long as you remain a current student. You can set up your account at When filling out the request for an account, be sure to select DCE as your campus (regardless of where you attend) and Student as your account type. You may also use this page to access our online library resources and WebAdvisor. Important notices will be sent only to your Linfield College email (WebMail). Check your Linfield email regularly. Linfield does not provide internet access off campus.

Winter 2014 Course Listing

Online Instructions

Open your browser and go to Under the Quicklinks dropdown menu, select the “Blackboard/Taskstream” link, then select Login to BBLearn. This will take you to a log-in screen. Your username will be your Linfield CatNet account (email and WebAdvisor) username. Your password for Blackboard is also the same as WebAdvisor and email. If you haven’t already signed up for a Linfield CatNet account go back to the “Current Students” link and select “Computer Accounts.” On the Computer Accounts page, follow the directions for opening a CatNet account. The class(es) you have registered for will start Thursday, January 2. Make sure you can log in before this date. When you log in on Wednesday, December 18, you will see your list of available classes in the Course List box. If you do not see your class or you are having log in problems, please call the DCE office (800-452-4176) or email

DMO 101 - Online Demonstration Course—Free Tutorial for Online Users Free tutorial for new OL users and students who are using New Blackboard Learn for the first time. We strongly advise anyone who has not taken an OL course to attend this tutorial. Classes for which you have registered and a demonstration class will be available for viewing. Strategies for successful online learning will also be discussed. You may participate online in the 12/14 class via WebEx online meeting. If you plan to attend, please email the date you plan to attend and your computer skill level. Computer Requirements: 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended); PC: 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Mac: G4 or better, 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended).

Sa: 12/14 11am - 1pm, McMinnville, Renshaw First Floor Lab Th: 1/2/14 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland, Peterson Hall 108
And online via WebEx virtual meeting software.

Travel Courses for Summer 2014

ANTH 326 Archaeological Field Methods
Join Dr. Cameron Smith in Archaeology Field School at Bachelor Island on the Columbia River. WILL HAVE EARLY START DATE. This four-week, five-credit class and field project will investigate, document, and partially excavate archaeological sites eroding from the cutbanks of Bachelor Island, Southern Washington, where radiocarbon dating indicates occupation to over 2,400 years ago. Students will learn skills for both academic and CRM archaeology. The focus of the course is on site identification and documentation, but there will be some augering and screening. $100 fee. Students are responsible for all expenses. 5 credits.

ENVS 302 Shoreline Ecology Dr. Ned Knight will introduce you to different types of coastal environments and to some of the organisms found in each. One weekend on McMinnville campus, June 28-29, five days in Newport, Saturday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 16. $100 fee. Lodging and meals are not included in trip fee. 3 credits. NW

ENVS 306 Fire History of the Cascades Dr. Peter Schoonmaker is the instructor. Study the science and politics guiding national fire policy using as a case study the 92,000 acre B&B Complex Fire that burned in the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests in the summer of 2003. Class time will be spent in field work and consultation with USFS staff. Accommodations will be at Monkey Face Ranch, overlooking the Crooked River and Smith Rock State Park. Students must be prepared for long strenuous days. Six days at Monkey Face Ranch. $100 trip fee includes lodging and transportation. Additional information available at 3 credits. NW

HHPA 088 Backpacking Weekend backpack in the Oregon Cascades. $50 fee includes travel, food and permits. 2 credits.

HHPA 308 Health Care in Kenya Off-campus service learning experience, led by Tara Lepp, Linfield instructor, focusing on health care outreach in rural areas of Eldoret, Kenya with an Open Arms International medical team. In addition to health promotion activities, students will gain cultural insights and understanding through collaboration with local partners, visit historical and cultural sites, and engage in integrative group discussions. Trip costs $1,500 plus airfare (approx. $4,000 total). 3 credits. (IS, GP)

Learn more about Open Arms International at Download an Outreach Team Member Application Form at Send completed application to Open Arms International with a $250 non-refundable deposit. Spaces are limited! Early deadline: Jan. 1, 2014. Absolute deadline: March 6, 2014. Contact:
Tara Lepp for more information.

Upper Division Course, Outside of Major Choose any one of the ENVS travel courses, 302, 306, or HHPA 308 to satisfy the Upper Division course graduation requirement. To learn more about these field study courses, go to our homepage and select “Course Syllabi” under quicklinks for sample course syllabi from Summer 2013.

Commencement Weekend
Spring 2014 Commencement Weekend is May 31 - June 1. Please submit a graduation check sheet and intent to graduate form if you have not yet done so. Go to the Commencement link on our website for more information.

RN to BSN Program

Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing: As an RN with an unencumbered license, prior success in college courses where you have maintained a 2.75 or higher grade point average, and a recommendation form submitted by your supervisor, it’s easy for you to get started in the Online RN to BSN program at Linfield. Call toll free 800-452-4176 to get started or go online to for application information.

When Do I Enroll in the Nursing Major Courses: After you are admitted to Linfield College, and have completed the school of nursing prerequisites, and most of the general education requirements (the Linfield Curriculum), you will enroll in the nursing major courses, beginning with NURS 309. Preference will be given to admitted students who have paid a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure a place in NURS 309. The deposit is applied to your student account. You will be notified approximately three months prior to your anticipated NURS 309 start date informing you of how and when to pay the deposit. The deposit payment deadlines are: July 1, Fall cohort; December 1, Spring cohort; and April 1, Summer cohort.

RNs joining the Spring cohort are required to complete the RN- BSN online orientation. You may complete the online orientation anytime between February 14-21, 2014. Your participation in the online orientation is tracked for completion. Further instructions will be sent to you upon your registration for NURS 309.

RNs with an unencumbered license in a state outside of OR: In NURS 475, the final course in the program, there is a clinical practicum component. You may have the opportunity to travel abroad to complete your clinical placement or at a local facility/ organization near you. If you hold an unencumbered RN license in a state outside of Oregon and wish to complete the clinical placement near your place of residence, please contact Linda Luce at to discuss the feasibility of such a placement.

DCE Textbooks

Store telephone: (503) 883-2240

Purchasing Your Books on Linfield WebAdvisor
When you register for class(es) on WebAdvisor using “Express Registration” you can click the link under “Book Store Information” to see a list of books or purchase books for your class(es). That link takes you to the Linfield College Bookstore site where your shopping cart has been loaded with all the required and suggested course materials. You may delete or add any books, study aids or spirit gear before completing your order. You may also order books by selecting “My Class Schedule” and clicking individually on each of your classes.

Browse/Purchase Textbooks
Log on to and select “Shop Now” to begin selecting your textbooks for your class(es) by choosing “DCE Winter 2014” under the “Select Your Term” button. Once you have filled your cart, select “in store pick up” or provide your shipping address and securely complete your transaction by using a major credit/debit card or your PayPal account.

Payment Method
Once you have filled your cart, please select your method of payment using a major credit/debit card, your PayPal account, or Financial Aid. Please note: Students electing to use financial aid as method of payment must submit all required paperwork to the Linfield College Financial Aid Office and have their funding approved before any textbooks are processed and shipped. Financial Aid is not available for winter. Customers will receive two different notifications: 1) that your order was received by our system; and, 2) that your order has been processed and has been shipped (tracking information will be provided via email), or that it is ready to be picked up at our store. Please order your textbooks at least 10 days before the term begins in order to avoid expedited shipping and handling charges. Faxed textbook orders are no longer required. Please utilize our fully secure website: when you are ready to place your textbook and official Linfield College merchandise orders.

Tip: creating your personal account with the Linfield bookstore will allow you to easily manage your orders and keep track of all orders placed via the website. All website orders are processed in the order they are received so shop early and save!

Shipping Information
We strive for a 24-hour turnaround on all our orders but during peak times it may take up to 48 hours to ship your order. In stock orders will ship daily at 2pm pst to our customers. Any in stock orders placed after 2pm pst will ship the following business day. We ship all our orders via United Parcel Service so please be sure to provide a valid street address with your order. Please, do not use P.O. Boxes as UPS will not deliver. Store pickup: FREE–No cost to you...just be sure to bring a photo ID when you come in to pick up your order. UPS Standard: $6.95 for the first textbook and 1.95 for each additional textbook. UPS 2-Day Air: upgrade for an additional $5.00 charge plus the Standard rate above. UPS Next-Day Air: $10.00 charge for this expedited service—Not available in all areas and subject to availability.

In Person
You are always welcome to shop with us in person! We are located at the McMinnville Campus, Riley Student Center, 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville, OR 97128 Regular Winter Term Store hours are:
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Traditional On-Campus Students

Click here for registration form for traditional, on-campus McMinnville students.

Linfield Bookstore

All DCE Students:
Please see the Bookstore Website at to order your books on-line or for more information on textbooks.