Online Learning

Denver Seminary offers several online classes each semester that a student can take while in their program. 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.

Online Courses Summer 2016

CH500 XD History of the Christian Movement
Provides an overview of the expansion of the Christian faith from its origins in first century Jerusalem to its global influence in the early decades of the twenty-first century. Major events, ideas, people, and forces are introduced that have facilitated as well as hindered the growth of Christianity through the centuries. By developing a historical, theological, and apologetic foundation, subsequent seminary courses are undergirded, and a context as well as motivation for both personal and corporate ministry is provided. Offered fall and spring semesters. Three hours.

NT511 XD Gospels and Acts
This course provides an overview of the intertestamental period, including the religious and political backgrounds to the first century A.D. 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: GS 500 Thinking Biblically and Theologically. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or three hours (all other programs).

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).

OT511 XD Israel’s Early History and Poetry
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, consider their place in the ancient world; and sit with the sages of the Bible. Offered fall and spring semesters. 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).

TH501 XD Survey of Christian Doctrine I
Introduces students to the grand narrative of Scripture—creation, fall, redemption, consummation—and to the study of theology by examining prolegomena, theological method, the Trinity, the attributes of God, the person and work of the Father, the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, creation, universal revelation, and human being. The course will critique alternate views, consider exegetical issues, help students to develop their own theological views, and examine the relevance for life and ministry for each topic studied. Pre- or corequisite for all programs except MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: GS 500 Thinking Biblically and Theologically. Offered fall and spring semesters. 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).

Online Courses Fall 2016

IM621 XD Communicating and Leading in Intercultural Contexts
This course emphasizes the importance of building healthy relationships as a key to effective leadership in intercultural contexts. Topics addressed include listening, constructive confrontation and conflict management, problem solving, and building trust. In addition, the course helps students develop a biblical perspective on culture and the application of key communication principles in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds..

GS500 XD Thinking Biblically and Theologically
Provides an introduction to Denver Seminary’s missional framework for theological education; key biblical and theological foundations for all major seminary disciplines; key principles of biblical interpretation; and practices of integrative theological reflection. Offered fall, spring, summer. Two hours.

NT511 XD Gospels and Acts
This course provides an overview of the intertestamental period, including the religious and political backgrounds to the first century A.D. 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: GS 500 Thinking Biblically and Theologically. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or three hours (all other programs).

OT511 XD Israel’s Early History and Poetry
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, consider their place in the ancient world; and sit with the sages of the Bible. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or three hours (all other programs).

TH501 XD Survey of Christian Doctrine I
Introduces students to the grand narrative of Scripture—creation, fall, redemption, consummation—and to the study of theology by examining prolegomena, theological method, the Trinity, the attributes of God, the person and work of the Father, the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, creation, universal revelation, and human being. The course will critique alternate views, consider exegetical issues, help students to develop their own theological views, and examine the relevance for life and ministry for each topic studied. Pre- or corequisite for all programs except MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: GS 500 Thinking Biblically and Theologically. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or three hours (all other programs). (MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or Three hours (all other programs).

TH 502 (OLD)XD Survey of Christian Doctrine II (old)
Introduces the doctrines of the person and work of Christ, aspects of the plan and progress of salvation, 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 co-requisite with TH 501 for MA (Theology). Offered fall and spring semesters in residential program; third year, fall semester in the inContext MA in Leadership program. Three hours.

Online Courses Spring 2017

LD601 XD The 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. Offered spring semesters. Two hours.

NT 501  New Testament Greek I
Introduces the morphology and syntax of the Greek language of the New Testament. The first semester covers the essentials of grammar and the development of a basic working vocabulary. Offered fall, spring, and summer. Three hours each semester.

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

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).

TH502 (OLD)XD Survey of Christian Doctrine II (old)
Introduces the doctrines of the person and work of Christ, aspects of the plan and progress of salvation, 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 co-requisite with TH 501 for MA (Theology). Offered fall and spring semesters in residential program; third year, fall semester in the inContext MA in Leadership program. Three hours.

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Technology 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
  • Webcam

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
  • Webcam

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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