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Step One: Apply for Admission to Western Seminary

  • If you've not yet been admitted to Western Seminary, you'll need to complete an Online Application for admission.
  • If you have been admitted, but you haven't taken a class in a year or longer, you'll need to contact the admission office.
  • Step Two: Register for Your Online Course(s):

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Registering Online for Fall 2020

*(Open registration begins in July trough SIS).

Fall 2020 - Online Campus - Semester Course Dates

    Standard 14 Weeks (Session "A")

    First 7 Weeks  (Session "B")

    Second 7 Weeks (Session "C")

Sept 5 - Dec 11

Sept 5 - Oct 25

Oct 25 - Dec 11

 

If you do not find the Online course you are looking for, please refer to the "Directed Study Course" directions below. Some Online courses currently under consideration for Directed Study Courses this semester.

Scheduled Classes:
Biblical Languages (NT & OT)

NT 521 (OL) (3crs) – Greek - Grammar - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner
                             (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Jason Pedersen, Ph.D. Candidate)
NT 523 (2crs)
- Greek 3 - Syntax and Reading - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner
OT 521 (3crs)
– Hebrew - Grammar - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen
OT 523 (2crs)
- Hebrew 3 - Syntax and Reading - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen
OT 524 (2crs)
– Hebrew - Exegesis - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen
                             (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)

Biblical Literature  (BL)

BL 501 (4crs) – Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon - Lectures by Dr. Tim Mackie
BL 501 (OL) (4crs) – Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon - Lectures by Dr. Tim Mackie
                                (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Josh Mathews)
BL 502 (4crs) – Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels - Lectures by Dr. J. Carl Laney
BL 502Y (Part 2) (2crs) - Interpreting New Testament I: The Gospels  
                                Lectures by Dr. J. Carl Laney 
BL 503 (4crs) - Interpreting Acts to Revelation - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews

Biblical Theology (BT)

BT 501 (2crs) - Hermeneutics - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 501 (OL) (2crs) - Hermeneutics
                               (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. Candidate)
BT 502 (2crs) – Understanding Biblical Theology - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 537 (2crs)   - Priestly Messiah, Temple & Apocalyptic - Lectures by Dr. Tim Mackie  "NEW"
BT 570 (OL) (2crs) - Use of the Old Testament in the New
                              (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Chris Bruno, Ph.D.)

Chaplaincy Ministry (CA)

CA 505 (1cr) - Hospital Chaplaincy w/ Bob Rapp, Th.M (Session "B" - Sept 5th to Oct 24th)

Church History (CH)

CH 505 (2crs) – History of Missions - Lectures by Dr. Mary Wilder

Counseling Ministry (CN)

CN 505 (3crs) Psychopathology - Portland Students only (Session "C" - Oct 24th to Dec 11th)
CN 514 (3crs)
- Research & Program Evaluation - Portland Students only
CN 514S (3crs)
- Research & Program Evaluation - San Jose Students only

Christian Spirituality (CS)

CS 501H (2crs) – Learning to Love God and Others - Instruction by Dr. Randal Roberts
                        (Hybrid - Portland Campus)
CS 502 (2crs) – Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines - Lectures by Dr. Rob Wiggins

Intercultural Studies (IS)

IS 505 (2crs) - History of Missions - Lectures by Dr. Mary Wilder  
IS 542 (2crs)
- Applied Anthropology - Lectures by Dr. John Branner
                    (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)

Ministry Formation (MF)

MF 501H (2crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
                      Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
MF 531 (1cr) - Ministry Formation I  by Dr. Ron Marrs & Dale Gustafson
MF 532 (1cr) - Ministry Formation II  by Dr. Ron Marrs & Dale Gustafson

Ministry Leadership (ML)

ML 501 (2crs) – Theology and Practice of Gospel-Centered Ministry - Lectures by Dr. Steve Korch   
ML 502 (OL) (2crs) – Transformational Leadership - Lectures by Dr. John Johnson  
                          (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Dr. John Johnson )
ML 503 (OL) (2crs) – Nurturing Faithful Disciples - Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs & Bill Clem
                          (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Ron Marrs)
ML 505 (2crs) – Applied Pastoral Counseling: Caring for People in a Broken World
                           Lectures by Dr. Norm Thiesen 
ML 506 (2crs) – Ministerial Ethics - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
ML 507 (2crs) - Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges, By Dr. Gerry Breshears
ML 508 (2crs) – Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages - Lectures by Dr. Jeff Louie
                                & Dr. Steve Mathewson

Pastoral Theology

        PT 521 (2crs) - Developing Strong Families - Lectures by Ben Burns, M.A.

Theology (TH)

TH 501 (4crs) - Knowing the Living God: Theology I - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
TH 501 OL) (4crs)
- Knowing the Living God: Theology I - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
                      (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Tim Harmon, Ph.D.)
TH 502 (4crs)
- Glorifying the Word of Life: Theology II - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
TH 503 (4crs)
– Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology III - Lectures by
                       Dr. Gerry Breshears
TH 570 (2crs)
- Theology of Gender, Sexuality & Marriage - Lectures by Preston Sprinkle

Youth Ministry (YM)

N/A

Hybrid Schedule

CS 501H - Loving God and Others, M-W (10/5,  10/6,  10/7)
MF 501H
- Intro Theol Study & Ministry Formation, W-F (10/7, 10/8, 10/9)

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Directed Study Courses

  • "Directed Study Course Request"
    We believe it is in your best interest to take our courses in a learning community with other students.  However, if you are unable to take a course in the semester or session is shown on our posted schedule, you may fill out the form at this link to request consideration to take the course as a directed study.
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for F20 can only be submitted on/after July 1, 2020
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Sp21 can only be submitted on/after Nov 1, 2020
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Su21 can only be submitted on/after March 1, 2021

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If, for whatever reason, you find that you need to drop a course, please drop the course online in SIS. Please note that drops will incur a $ 25-course drop fee after the open registration window.