Online Learning

General Information

Each fall or spring course is 15 weeks long and follows the regular semester schedule. Each summer course is 8 to 15 weeks long. These courses are not self-paced. In most courses, there is never a time when all of the students have to be online at the same time.

All courses include access to our Moodle learning management system, and require regular online threaded discussions. Most courses also include quizzes, midterms, finals, projects, and textbook readings. Information from the professor is provided in different media for different courses. Degree seeking students are limited in the number of online classes they may take.

Questions About

  • Admission to Denver Seminary should be directed to the Admissions Office.
  • Registration should be directed to the Registrar's Office.
  • Technical media should be directed to .

Online Application Process

  • Apply and register - download the Application and Statement of Faith
  • Sign Statement of Faith
  • Buy textbooks for course
  • Pay tuition
  • Password and Login information will be sent to you about 1 week before the course begins
  • Pay tech fee - CURRENTLY WAIVED

Courses

Summer 2014 - Online

AE 601 XD Christian Ethics and Modern Culture
Develops a basic theological and philosophical structure for Christian ethics, compares a Christian view of ethics to some non-Christian alternatives and applies Christian ethical principles of character and conduct to current social issues. May also credit as a leadership elective. Three hours.

BI 501 XD Effective Biblical Interpretation
Foundational for all biblical studies, this course introduces the students to the proper principles and methods for correctly interpreting Scripture. It traces the history of interpreting the Bible since its writing, the need for appropriate presuppositions, the nature of preunderstanding, the goals for interpretation, essential methods for performing the task, and an introduction to the various genres of both testaments as the requisite basis for doing biblical interpretation today. Includes laboratory. Two hours.

CH 501 XD Survey of Church History
Surveys church history from the days of the apostles to the present, with particular attention to the relationship between Christianity and culture. Three hours.

CH 502 XD Engaging Early and Medieval Church History
Defines the early Christian movement in relation to the life of Jesus, Judaism, and Greek thought. Christianity’s thought and mission are then traced through the age of martyrs, the imperial age and the middle ages up to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. Three hours.

CH 503 XD Engaging Reformation and Modern Church History
Introduces the origin of Protestant Christianity in all its expressions and then traces it, along with Roman Catholicism, through the centuries to the present. Recommended prerequisite: CH 502 Engaging Early and Medieval Church History. Three hours.

EM 501 XD Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Introduces students to educational ministry of the church, including history, educational psychol¬ogy, and practical educational methodology, with special emphasis on ministry to families with small children. Also included is a teaching practicum. Three hours.

EM 601 XD Teaching Practicum
Introduces students to the process of teaching the Bible through the preparation and presentation of teaching sessions. Recommended for second year students. Two hours.

GS 589 XD Academic Resources and Research
Prepares students in MA programs, other than counseling, for research in their disciplines. Students work with their academic department to receive discipline-specific education in research and writing in addition to the more general content of the first portion of the course. The course helps prepare students to develop a project or thesis proposal. One hour.

NT 511 XD Understanding the Gospels and Acts
This course provides an overview of the intertestamental period, including the religious and political backgrounds to the first century world. It studies issues of introduction for the four Gospels and Acts, and, using the English New Testament, provides a harmonistic study of the life of Christ with a focus on his essential teachings, the theology of evangelism, and the planting of the church as recorded in Acts. Pre- or corequisite for all programs except MA in Counseling: BI 501 Effective Biblical Interpretation. Three hours.

NT 512 XD Understanding Epistles and Revelation
Using the English New Testament, this course surveys the New Testament epistles and the Apocalypse. Issues of introduction and content receive emphasis as well as a continual focus on the theology of evangelism and on the contemporary relevance of the variety of issues these documents raise for contemporary life. Students engage in the inductive study of a selected biblical passage to increase their ability to engage in interpretation of the New Testament for themselves or research and write a paper on a topic that integrates counseling with some portion of the second half of the New Testament. Pre- or corequisite for all programs except MA in Counseling: BI 501 Effective Biblical Interpretation. Three hours.

OT 511 XD Understanding Early Israel and Its Wisdom Literature
Surveys the content, historical background, critical issues, and key texts found in Genesis through Ruth and the poetic and wisdom literature. Journey with Israel through the wilderness, and experience its conquest and settlement in the land; listen to the poetry and song of Israel's psalms, and consider their place in the ancient world; and sit with the sages of the Bible. Three hours.

OT 512 XD Understanding the Kingdom of Israel and Its Prophets
Explores how God involved himself in the life and politics of ancient Israel. What could God require of his people today and what is the hope offered in the Old Testament? This course surveys the history of Israel from the rise of the monarchy to the return from exile and the prophets during this time period. Includes 1 Samuel to Esther and Isaiah to Malachi. Three hours.

TH 501 XD Survey of Christian Doctrine I
Introduces students to the task, resources, and method of doing theology, together with the doctrines of revelation, Scripture, God, creation, providence, the human person, and sin. The course examines the historical context, biblical basis, and applications for life and ministry for the doctrines considered. Three hours.

TH 502 XD Survey of Christian Doctrine II
Introduces students to the doctrines of the person and work of Christ, aspects of the plan and progress of salvation, the nature and mission of the church, major theological systems, and general and personal eschatology. Issues of historical context, biblical foundation, and application for life and ministry will be considered for each doctrine. Prerequisite: TH 501 Survey of Christian Doctrine I. Pre- or corequisite with TH 501 for MA (Theology). Three hours.

 

Fall 2014 - Online

  • BI 501 XD FA14 Biblical Interpretation
  • CH 503 XD FA14 Engaging Reformation & Modern Church History
  • GS 589 XD FA14 Academic Resources & Research
  • NT 511 XD FA14 Understanding the Gospels & Acts
  • OT 511 XD FA14 Understanding Early Israel & Its Wisdom Literature
  • TH 501 XD FA14 Survey of Christian Doctrine I
  • TH 502 XD FA14 Survey of Christian Doctrine II

 

Technical Requirements

PC: Minimum Requirements

  • Any Intel processor with the word "Core" in the specifications or
  • AMD equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • High color (16 bit) at 800 x 600
  • Windows XP
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • 8X CD-ROM Drive
  • Cable modem or DSL
  • Internet Service Provider with web and email
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Current/up to date Antivirus software
  • All current windows updates 

Recommended

  • 2.3 GHz (or higher) Core Duo processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • True Color (24/32 bit) at 1024 x 768
  • Windows 7
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • 24X CD-ROM Drive
  • Cable modem or better
  • Internet Service Provider with web and email
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or Firefox 14.0.1
  • Current/up to date Antivirus software
  • All current windows updates

Note: Some classes may require additional downloadable software.

Macintosh: Minimum Requirements

  • 1.5 Ghz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Thousands of colors (16 bit) at 800 x 600
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Speakers
  • 8X CD-ROM Drive
  • Cable modem or DSL
  • Internet Service Provider with web and email
  • Microsoft Office 2008
  • Firefox 2.0 or Safari 4.0
  • Current/up to date Antivirus software
  • All current operating system updates 

Recommended

  • 2.3 GHz (or higher) Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Millions of colors (24/32 bit) at 1024 x 768
  • Mac OS X Lion
  • Speakers
  • 24X CD-ROM Drive
  • Cable modem or better
  • Internet Service Provider with web and email
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Firefox 14.0.1 or Safari 6.0
  • Current/up to date Antivirus software
  • All current operating system updates

Note: Some classes may require additional downloadable software.

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