St. Andrew’s College is located in Saskatchewan but our learning opportunities have no boundaries. We facilitate learning for people throughout the world by offering credit courses in a variety of formats including Internet-based courses and week-long intensive courses. In addition, a number of our independent studies are designed so that they do not require students to come to the college. 

Are you interested in doing some credit or non-credit continuing education or exploring your faith through courses offered by an Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited theological college? St. Andrew's has the courses to meet your needs.

If you're interested in registering for an online course, you should assess your own readiness to participate in this form of learning. Download and fill out the Online Learning Readiness Assessment form to help guide your decision. The Online Course Preparation document offers information on how to access and interact as part of online courses.

For more information contact:
St. Andrew’s College
Greg Torwalt, Registrar
306-966-5244
standrews.registrar@usask.ca

 

Intensive and Online Course Offerings

St. Andrew’s College requires that at least 5 students be registered in each class before it will run. Registrations are received through the student registration database, Populi. New students should contact the registrar’s office for information about these courses at standrews.registrar@usask.ca

Tuition: $675 per 3-credit course. Populi fee: $34. Payment may be made by cheque, cash or credit card.

Download the full list of Intensive and Online Course Offerings in PDF format

 

Intensive Courses 2019-20

PL230: Pastoral Care
Aug. 26-30, 2020 
(K. Ruffatto)

Course objectives are to provide a basic introduction to pastoral care and counselling, drawing on our theological heritage, scripture, behavioural  sciences, family systems theory, the individual and family life cycle and to  provide a theoretical framework for pastoral practices and to take a look at selected areas of pastoral care.

BE368: Gospel of Matthew
Jan. 6-10, 2020 
(A. Wright)

The Gospel of Matthew is a complex early Christian writing, incorporating materials from a variety of genres. However, Matthew also adds its own new “element” to the story, invoking the imagery of “fire” as it follows the destiny laid out for Jesus from the opening genealogy to the teacher’s great commission at its close. This course works through the book’s 28 chapters, attentive to how the invocation of fire inform the writing of Jesus’s personal history. The course aims to assist participants in preparing for study & preaching from the lectionary gospel through the coming year.   

PA 381: Learning Circle 1: Skills and Reflection in Pastoral Ministry (S. Beardsall) February 24-28
Co-requisite: enrollment in PA380 (Ministry Practicum) or working at least half-time in a ministry setting   

HA/SA382: Learning Circle II: United Church History, Theology and Polity
 (D. Schweitzer) March 23-31, 2020
Prerequisites: HA/HL 111/112, SA113, their equivalents or permission of the instructor. This course can be audited (half cost). 
This four-credit course explores the history, theology and ethos of the United Church through an overview of where the United Church has been and how it has got to where it is now. Students will gain an enriched understanding of how the United Church was formed, the journey it has traveled to the present, how it is organized and how it polity functions. 

Graduate Level Course in Conjunction with ReJUNEvation
June 15-19, 2020 (S. Beardsall)              

Prerequisites: An introductory course in Church History is an expected prerequisite for participation in the course. A limited number of spaces will be available for those wishing to audit the course (half cost). Course description and details in development.

Fall 2019 Online Courses

HA/HL111 online: Church History: Early and Medieval Eras (S. Beardsall/C. Beish)

This course introduces the world of the early and medieval Christians: their changing social, political and economic climate, their developing theologies, their worship and faith practices, and the ways they shaped their ecclesial structures. It offers an opportunity to begin to integrate the issues that emerge in the study of Christian history with the participant’s experience and identity.

SA113 online: Introduction to Christian Theology (D. Schweitzer)

An introduction to major themes of Christian theology: God, creation, human nature, Christ, salvation, the community of faith, and the goal of salvation history. These themes are studied in the context of issues such as the irruption of difference in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, the impact of globalization, the ecological crises and the changing places of churches in Western societies. The overarching goal of the course is to help students interpret the Christian faith in relation to life in the contemporary world.  

SA397 online: Professional Ethics for Spiritual Care (L. Caldwell)

Prerequisites: One unit of CPE as a prerequisite or co-requisite plus three credit hours in ethics or theology, or admission to a Masters program in theological studies. 

This course is directed to those training for or practicing spiritual care ministries, particularly under the auspices of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS); topics and methods will also be applicable to the practices of pastoral ministry more broadly. There is an emphasis on integration of three main foci: 1) methods of decision-making in ethics, 2) interpretations of the nature of professional relationships and professionalism, and 3) particular contexts and issues in the practice of spiritual care.

IU602 online: DMin Colloquium 2

To provide an opportunity for students to articulate and reflect together on questions that are emerging from their DMin projects in ministry which warrant further thought and discussion but are not the key focus of their project research. Such questions may relate to the process of the research or the student’s own place/perspectives in their developing work or the community dynamic and context of their project.  

Additional online courses may be offered by the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Emmanuel College of St. Chad. See current course offerings page, contact the Registrar (standrews.registrar@usask.ca) or browse the LTS and ESC websites. 

Winter 2020 Online Courses

BA110 online: Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures (C. Mitchell)

A study of the whole Jewish Bible from the perspective of its formation as a canon of scripture in postexilic Judaism.

HA/HL112 online: Church History: Reformation and Modern Eras (S. Beardsall/C. Beish)

This course picks up the story of Christianity in the late medieval period and carries it through to the end of the second millennium. The first part of the course focuses on the European reformation movements of the 16th century; the second part surveys the many facets of Christianity that shaped its modern expressions throughout the world. Participants will engage critical tools for reading contemporary Christian communities in light of this five hundred years of history.

PA160 online: Introduction to Christian Education (B. Whitla)

This course examines the basics of Christian education as it deals with its concept, purpose, context, subjects, and process as well as method. It aims to strengthen the understanding of Christian faith as a life-long learning by exploring ways of how different people in age, faith development, and culture learn from one another and journey together as disciples of Jesus Christ. While exploring different approaches to Christian education over the decades, students are encouraged to envision the future direction of the teaching ministry in congregational setting and their pastoral vocation as teacher. 

IU603 online: DMin Colloquium 3 (L. Caldwell)

At the end of this colloquium, students should be able to: present a proposal for their porjects in ways that are comprehensible to others, engage with others’ projects and contribute to refining and enhancing the work of others, and use the feedback from others to improve upon their own project proposals. These goals pertain to all the DMin program goals.

Additional online courses may be offered by the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Emmanuel College of St. Chad. See current course offerings page, contact the Registrar (standrews.registrar@usask.ca) or browse the LTS and ESC websites.