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.

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.

Questions About

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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

Spring 2015


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.

CF 501 XD Biblical and Historical Foundations of Formation and Soul Care
This course explores the foundations of formation and soul care in authoritative scripture, theology, and church practice through the centuries. It further examines the interpersonal relationships between caregiver, directee, and the Holy Spirit, as well as how this ministry has been exercised in major branches of the church. 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

 

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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