Online Learning

Online Courses Spring 2016

BI 501 XD Effective Biblical Interpretation (equivalent to GS500)
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.

CH503 XD Engaging Reformation and Modern Church History
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.

LD 601 XD Personal Life of the Christian Leader
When leaders fail, there are devastating consequences in their personal lives, families, areas of ministry, and the community. This course examines the integrity and spiritual vitality required to be a godly leader. Students will be given opportunities to grow in intimacy with God. The learning environment for deepening a love for God will include not only classroom interaction but also a practicum. Two hours.

NT512 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: GS 500 Thinking Biblically and Theologically. Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or Three hours (all other programs).

OT512 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. Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or Three hours (all other programs).

TH502 XD Survey of Christian Doctrine II
Continues the introduction of students to the grand narrative of Scripture – creation, fall, redemption, consummation – and to the study of theology by examining the work of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. The course presents and critiques alternate views, considers exegetical issues, helps students in developing their own theological views, and examines the relevance for life and ministry of each topic studies. Prerequisite: TH501 Survey of Christian Doctrine I. Pre- or corequisite with TH501 for MA (Theology). Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or Three hours (all other programs).

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.

Students in Denver Seminary distance education programs will need to have regular and reliable access to a computer, internet connection, and necessary software in order to participate in online and blended courses. A full list of technical requirements are posted below. Students should possess a basic set of computer skills and proficiency in online communication. The best way for prospective students to evaluate their skill level and readiness for the online components of distance education is to take the Denver Seminary Student Readiness Assessment.

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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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