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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 Spring 2020

*Inquire with the Online Campus office about the progress of anticipated course releases (Open registration begins in Nov. in SIS).

Spring 2020 - Online Campus Session Dates
Session "A" 14 Weeks Jan. 4 - April 13
Session "B" Weeks 1-7 Jan. 4 - Feb. 24
Session "C" Weeks 8-14 Feb. 22 - April 13

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 (IS 501, ML 521, OT 530, & YM 502).

Scheduled Classes:
Biblical Languages (NT & OT)

NT 521 (3crs) – Greek 1 - Grammar - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner  (Online "LIVE" Option)
NT 522 (3crs)
- Greek 2 - Grammar & Reading - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner  
OT 521 (3crs)
– Hebrew 1- Grammar - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen
OT 522 (3crs) 
- Hebrew 2 -  Hebrew Grammar and Reading Narrative Texts
OT 530 (2crs)  - Exegesis of Micah - 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 501Y (Part 2) (2crs) - Interpreting the Old Testament 2: 1 Kings through Song of
                                Solomon - Lectures by Dr. Tim Mackie
BL 502 (4crs) – Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels - Lectures by Dr. J. Carl Laney
BL 503 (4crs) - Interpreting Acts to Revelation - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
BL 503X (Part 1) (2crs) - Interpreting the New Testament 2: Epistles 1 -
                               Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
BL 524 (2crs) Exposition of Psalms - Lectures by Dr. Ray Lubeck

Biblical Theology (BT)

BT 501 (2crs) - Hermeneutics - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 502 (2crs) – Understanding Biblical Theology - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 533 (2crs) – Pauline Theology - Lectures by Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner

Chaplaincy Ministry (CA)

N/A

Church History (CH)

CH 501 (4crs) - Wisdom from Church History - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
CH 502 (2crs) - Insight and Inspiration from Church History - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles

Counseling Ministry (CN)

CN 502 (1-3crs) - Psychotherapeutic Systems - Lectures by Dr. Hannah Acquaye
                                    (for PDX campus students)       
CN 505 (3crs )
- Psychopathology  - Lectures by Dr. Hannah Acquaye
                                   (for SJ campus students)

Christian Spirituality (CS)

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

Intercultural Studies (IS)

IS 501 (2crs) - Communicating Christ in Culture - Lectures by Dr. John Branner
                  (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)
IS 526 (2crs)
- Religions of the World - Lectures by Dr. John Branner

Ministry Formation (MF)

MF 500H (0crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
                      
    - Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
MF 501H
(2crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
                     
     - Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
MF 531 (0cr) - Ministry Formation I  by Dr. Ron Marrs & Dale Gustafson
MF 532 (0cr) - 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 503 (2crs) – Nurturing Faithful Disciples - Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs & Bill Clem
ML 504 (2crs) - Taking the Gospel to Diverse Cultures - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
ML 506 (2crs) – Ministerial Ethics - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
ML 508 (2crs) – Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages - Lectures by Dr. Jeff Louie
                                & Dr. Steve Mathewson
ML 521 (1cr) - Premarital Counseling - Lectures by Dr. Norm Thiesen
                              (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)

Pastoral Theology

     PT 502 (2crs)  - Theology and the Practice of Worship - by Chuck Conniry,  Ph.D.
                                     ("Online LIVE" Course)

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

Theology (TH)

TH 501 (4crs) - Knowing the Living God: Theology I - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
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 504XH (Part 1 - 1cr) – Integrating Ministry and Theology (Part 1) - by Dr. Gerry Breshears
                     (Hybrid - PDX Campus)

Women's Pastoral Leadership (WL)

N/A

Youth Ministry (YM) - Text-Based Courses

YM 502 (2) - Managing Youth Ministry - Instruction by Dr. Ron Marrs
               (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)

Hybrid Schedule

CS 501H - Loving God and Others, M-W (2/24,  2/25,  2/26)
MF 500H/501H - Intro Theol Study & Ministry Formation, W-F (2/26, 2/27, 2/28)
TH 504XH (Part 1 - 1cr) – Integrating Ministry and Theology (Part 1), W-F (4/15, 4/16, 4/17)

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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 Sp20 can only be submitted on/after November 1, 2019
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Su20 can only be submitted on/after March 1, 2020
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for F20 can only be submitted on/after July 1, 2020

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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.