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Registering for a WS-Global Course

Take a course for master’s level credit

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 haven't taken a class in a year or longer, you'll need to contact the admission office.

Step Two: Register for your WS-Global course or courses.

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Registering at WS-Global for Fall 2021

*(Open registration begins in July through S.I.S.).

Fall 2021 - WS-Global  - Semester Course Dates

    Standard 14 Weeks (Session "A")

    First 7 Weeks  (Session "B")

    Second 7 Weeks (Session "C")

Sept 4 - Dec 10

Sept 4 - Oct 23

Oct 23 - Dec 10

 

If you are nearing graduation and do not find the WS-Global course you are looking for, please refer to the "Directed Study Course" directions below.

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
BL 555 (2)  Hope as Exiles: Exposition of 1 Peter - Lectures by
              Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D. (Promo Video)
OT 521 (3crs) – Hebrew - Grammar - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen
               (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Jan Verbruggen)
OT 523 (2crs) - Hebrew 3 - Syntax and Reading - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen

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. Andrew Dvoracek)
BL 501X (Part 1) (2crs) - Interpreting the Old Testament I: Genesis to 2 Samuel
                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 555 (2)  Hope as Exiles: Exposition of 1 Peter - Lectures by
              Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D. (Promo Video)

Biblical Theology (BT)

BT 501 (2crs) - Hermeneutics - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 501 (2crs) - Hermeneutics - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
               ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Daniel Eng)  (Promo Video)
BT 502 (2crs) – Understanding Biblical Theology - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 570 (2crs) - Use of the Old Testament in the New
               ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Chris Bruno) (Promo Video)

Chaplaincy Ministry (CA)

N/A - (Next course Summer 2022)

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 23rd to Dec 10th)
CN 510 (3crs)
Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling -
 
             Portland Students only (Session "C" - Oct 23rd to Dec 10th)
CN 514 (3crs)
- Research & Program Evaluation - Portland Students only
CN 514S (3crs)
- Research & Program Evaluation - San Jose Students only

Christian Spirituality (CS)

CS 501 (2crs) – Learning to Love God and Others - Instruction by Dr. Andrew PAck
               (Portland THRESHOLD)
CS 501 (OL) (2crs) – Learning to Love God and Others   
               ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Andrew Pack)
CS 502 (2crs) – Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines - Lectures by Dr. Andrew Pack

Intercultural Studies (IS)

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

Ministry Formation (MF)

MF 501 (2crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
                 Instruction by Dr. Ron Marrs (Portland THRESHOLD)
MF 501 (OL) (2crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation                  
                  ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Ron Marrs)
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) – Theol. and Practice of Gospel-Centered Min. - Lectures by Dr. Steve Korch   
ML 502 (OL) (2crs)
– Transformational Leadership
      
         ("Online LIVE" Option w/ John Kwak, Ph.D. Candidate)
ML 503 (2crs)
– Nurturing Faithful Disciples
               ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Ron Marrs & Bill Clem)
ML 505 (2crs)
– Applied Pastoral Counseling: Caring for People in a Broken World
                Lectures by Dr. Norm Thiesen
ML 506 (OL) (2crs)
– Ministerial Ethics  ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Russ Meeks)
ML 507 (2crs)
- Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges
                Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
ML 508 (2crs)
– Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages - Lectures by Dr. Jeff Louie
               & Dr. Steve Mathewson (Promo Video)
ML 570 (OL) (2crs)
- Theology of Sexuality & Marriage, (Cross-Listed
                 w/ TH 570)  ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Gary Thomas)  (Promo Video)

Pastoral Theology

         N/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 -
               (Online "LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Tim Harrmon)  (Promo Video)
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 (OL)(2crs) Theology of Sexuality & Marriage,  (Cross-Listed
               w/ ML 570) ("Online LIVE" Option w/ Dr. Gary Thomas)  (Promo Video)

Women's Transformational Leadership (WL)

 (See Portland Campus course offering of WL 502 by video conference)

Youth Ministry (YM)

YM 502 (2crs) – Managing Youth Ministry w/ Dr. Ron Marrs  (Promo Video)

"Portland THRESHOLD" Schedule

 CS 501 - Loving God and Others, M-Tu  -  2 days of In-person   (Oct 4-5)
 MF 501
- Intro Theol Study & Ministry Formation, W-Th - 2 days of In-person (Oct 6-7)

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WS-Global - Directed Study Courses

  • "WS-Global - 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
    (Not available for courses offered only in the “Online LIVE” course design).
    - WS-Global Directed Study request for F21 can only be submitted on/after July 1, 2021
    - WS-Global Directed Study request for Sp22 can only be submitted on/after Nov 1, 2021
    - WS-Global Directed Study request for Su21 can only be submitted on/after March 1, 2022  

To Drop a Class

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.