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Online Courses

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary continuously implements new and emerging technologies to reach out to as many people as possible and to prepare spiritual leaders in every stage of their lives and ministries. While we honor the traditional methods of instruction and rich heritage of academia we also embrace non-traditional methods such as online learning and hybrid classes.

All online courses are open to students enrolled in one of Garrett-Evangelical’s graduate degrees, certificates, or enrichment programs. We have twelve accredited online courses offered in a two-year rotation. Students may enroll in these online courses to fulfill part of their degree or program.

If you're yearning to enhance your ministry, now is the time to immerse yourself in a dynamic course taught by outstanding faculty. 

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For more information on these courses see the Course Syllabi.

Fall 2014

  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 1, Dr. Karla Kincannon, Director of Field Education; Vocational Formation and Church Leadership.
  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 2 Dr. Karla Kincannon, Director of Field Education; Vocational Formation and Church Leadership.
  • Bible Content, the Bible faculty.
  • Introduction to New Testament, Dr. Charles Cosgrove, Professor of Early Christian Literature.
  • History of Christian Thought & Practice 1, Dr. Stephanie VanSlyke, adjunct professor.
  • United Methodist Doctrine, Dr. Barry Bryant, Associate Professor of United Methodist and Wesleyan Studies.
  • United Methodist Polity, Dr. Mark Fowler, Associate Professor of Church Leadership.
  • United Methodist History, Jonathan Dodrill, adjunct professor.

Spring 2015

  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 1, Dr. Karla Kincannon, Director of Field Education; Vocational Formation and Church Leadership.
  • Vocational Formation & Church Leadership, year 2 Dr. Karla Kincannon, Director of Field Education; Vocational Formation and Church Leadership.
  • Bible Content, the Bible faculty.
  • Introduction to Old Testament, Dr. Brooke Lester, Director of Emerging Pedagogies and Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scripture.
  • History of Christian Thought & Practice 2, Dr. Anna Johnson, Assistant Professor of Reformation Church History.
  • Introduction to Global Christianity, Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions.
  • Theology of Evangelism, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism.
  • United Methodist History, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism.
  • United Methodist Doctrine, Dr. Darryl Stephens, adjunct professor.
  • United Methodist Polity, Dr. Darryl Stephens, adjunct professor.

Summer 2015

TBD

 

Is Online Learning for You?

Is Online Learning for You?

 

Nobody can guarantee a prospective student that she or he is prepared to succeed in online learning. However, the following video and quiz can help you figure out areas in which you are well prepared, and areas in which you may require more preparation. Take the Quiz

 

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • Operating System
    • Mac: OS X 10.5 or higher, 450MHz PowerPC G3 processor or higher recommended
    • PC: Windows XP w/ Service Pack 2 or later, Vista, 7, Home, or Student.
    • Other: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later, openSUSE® 11 or later, Ubuntu 7.10 or later, or Solaris™ 10.
  • Ram: 1 GB (gigabyte) or more
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB or more
  • The capacity to watch multiple video formats:
  • Soundcard and speakers (or headphones)
  • Display: 15” monitor or larger (Some 13” will work); resolution should be 600 X 800 pixels or higher.
  • Current version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash player
  • Web Browsers: Moodle is optimized for Firefox but works well with most browsers.
    • Internet Explorer 7
    • Firefox 3.6.6
    • Google Chrome 2.0
    • Safari 3.0
    • Opera 9.5
    • AOL 9.0
  • Broadband is highly recommended and is defined as:
    • Upload transfer  rate of at least 1.0 megabits/second (or higher), and
    • Download rate of 2.0 - 4.0 megabits/second (or higher)
  • Cookies must be enabled.

For more information on online courses at Garrett-Evangelical, contact Dr. Pam Holliman, Director of Distance Learning and Associate Professor, Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Psychotherapy, at pam.holliman@garrett.edu.

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