Upcoming Short Terms: June 2013; August 2013; January 2014
What is a Short Term?
- Basically, a week of intensive study on campus which is prefaced by reading and pre-class assignments as well as papers or projects which are due following the on campus segment
- Typically, a short term course is equivalent to 3 credit hours
- Open to all students who wish to earn graduate school credit (non-matriculated students can submit a Guest Application to take for credit)
- Prerequisites may be required for some courses
- Any non-matriculated student may apply to audit for personal growth and training
Short Terms are an excellent way to try out UGST! You may take the class for ministry enhancement or use the course as a springboard for further study. For more information, call the school at (314) 921-9290 or email Rhonda Morley (email@example.com) in Admissions.
Credit and Cost Information
We are now offering a 50% discount for all FIRST-TIME Short Term students taking a course for credit! To take advantage of this offer, simply mention it when you submit your registration form and fee (tuition and fee information). Registration information for any non-matriculated students can be accessed from Carolyn Simoneaux, Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org). All students are required to register a minimum of two months before the class meets on campus (additional deadlines may apply on a course by course basis).
Upcoming Short Terms
Counseling for Couples in Crisis (June 3-7) taught by Cindy Miller, Associate Professor of Practical Theology
An introduction to a conceptual model for understanding marriage, this course will provide an in-depth look at marital distress and dysfunction, theory, and the tools/techniques used in intervention work with the goal of establishing marital stability, health and growth. (Prerequisite: Pastoral Counseling)
Early Christian History (June 24-28) taught by Steven Beardsley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (Pastor of Newark UPC: Newark, DE).
An introduction to the establishment, spread and development of the Christian faith up to the Reformation, paying particular attention to major trends, personalities, and events influencing the life of the church during the first five centuries as it took shape in the Jewish culture and the Greco-Roman world. Primary sources in translation and secondary church history sources will be used.
Biblical Interpretation (August 5-9): taught by David Norris, Professor of Biblical Theology.
An investigation in the reading and interpretation of biblical texts. The course includes study of several issues of interpretation, including the authority of Scripture, types of interpretation, and the application of the biblical text.
Christian Ethics (August 5-9): taught by Chris Paris, Adjunct Professor.
A study of moral reflection and action in the life of Christians. Students will develop an ethical model and examine ethical issues of the twenty-first century.
Ancient Words (January 6-10): taught by Steven Beardsley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (Pastor of Newark UPC: Newark, DE).
Ancient Words will explore how the original text of the Bible is established and then translated. The course will introduce the student to the disciplines of textual criticism and translation theory. Thus the student will be prepared to understand how the ancient words of the Bible have been preserved and transmitted through the centuries to us today in our own languages. There are no pre-requisites for this course and students at every level of interest are invited to attend.
Revival & Revivalism (January 6-10): taught by Robin Johnston, Adjunct Professor (Editor-in-Chief, UPCI).
A study of the development of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with particular emphasis on the Apostolic movement.