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Registering for a Course

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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.
  • After being admitted, please complete the Online Student Orientation in order to be given access to the Student Information System, which enables you to register for courses online.
  • Step Two: Register for Your Online Course(s):

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Registering Online For Fall 2019

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

Summer 2019 - Online Campus Session Dates
Session "A" 14 Weeks Aug. 31 - Dec. 9
Session "B" Weeks 1-7 Aug. 31 - Oct 21
Session "C" Weeks 8-14 Oct 19 - Dec. 9

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 542, NT 524, OT 524, PT 570, TH504, & YM 501).

Scheduled Classes:
Biblical Languages (NT & OT)

NT 521 (3crs) – Greek - Grammar - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner
NT 524 (2crs) – Greek - Exegesis - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)
NT 555 (2crs)
– Greek - Hope as Exiles: Exegesis of 1 Peter
OT 521 (3crs)
– Hebrew - Grammar - 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 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 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
BL 555 (2crs) - Hope as Exiles: Exposition of 1 Peter Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner

Biblical Theology (BT)

BT 501 (2crs) - Hermeneutics - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 502 (2crs) – Understanding Biblical Theology - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles

Chaplaincy Ministry (CA)

N/A

Church History (CH)

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

Counseling Ministry (CNS)

CN 505 (3) Psychopathology  - Lectures by Dr. Hannah Acquaye, PDX (NEW)  (Session "C")
CN 514 (1, 2, or 3crs) - Research & Program Evaluation  - Lectures by Dr. Hannah Acquaye (NEW)
CM 514 (2crs)
- Research & Program Evaluation  - Lectures by Dr. Hannah Acquaye,  SJ  (NEW)

Christian Spirituality (CS)

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 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 500H (0crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation - Lecturesby 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 502 (2crs) – Tranformational Leadership - Lectures by Dr. John Johnson  (NEW - ONLINE LIVE Course)
ML 503 (2crs) – Nurturing Faithful Disciples - Lectures by 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 (2crs) – Ministerial Ethics - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
ML 507 (2crs) - Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges, By Dr. Gerry Breshears

Pastoral Theology

     PT 511 (2crs) - Advanced Preaching - Lectures by David Thommen, Th.M  (NEW - ONLINE LIVE Course)
     PT 570 (2crs) - Leading Transitions - Lectures by Bert Downs, D.D. and Lee Wiggins, M.A

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 570 (2crs) - Theology of Gender, Sexuality & Marriage - Lectures by: Preston Sprinkle (NEW)

Women's Pastoral Leadership (WL)

WL 506 (2) Develop and Deliver Life-changing Messages - Lectures by Dr. Phyllis Bennett

Youth Ministry (YM) - Text-Based Courses

YM 501 (2crs) - Developing a Theological Model for 21st Century Youth Ministry - Instruction by Dr. Ron Marrs  (Online Campus - Directed Study Option)

Hybrid Schedule

CS501H - Loving God and Others 10/7, 10/8, 10/9
MF500H/MF501H -
Intro Theol Study & Ministry Formation 10/9, 10/10, 10/11

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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 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 F19 can only be submitted on/after July 1, 2019
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Sp20 can only be submitted on/after November 1, 2019
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Su19 can only be submitted on/after March 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.