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Distance Education

Distance Education allows you to take courses in your own environment while you continue other aspects of your calling.

Why do it?

While we believe that theology is best learned in community, and therefore have a strong residency component to all our programs, we understand that life circumstances may prevent you from completing your entire program in Vancouver. As such, we offer a limited number of distance education courses that may be the right fit for you if:

  • you'd like a taste of Regent College before committing to a program
  • you are a newly admitted student wanting a head start on your program before moving to Vancouver
  • you are unable to remain in Vancouver to complete your program
  • you desire greater flexibility in planning your program
  • you seek to develop greater language proficiency in English by being able to re-listen to lectures

How it works

The distance education courses are based on recordings of live classes held here on campus. You download and listen to the same lectures as were given on campus, are guided week by week through the course with an online instructor, interact with other students online, and complete similar assignments as what on campus students complete. 

We have three start times for courses in the year, and these roughly coincide with the beginning of the Winter, Summer, and Fall terms: beginning of January, beginning of May, and beginning of September. Students often take advantage of the ability to register early, however, so that they can purchase the required texts and begin the reading before the course actually begins. Registration typically opens two months before the beginning of the course. You are advised to check your course requirements early to see whether advanced reading is required. Each course lasts six months, although some assignments may have an earlier due date.   

Listen to a sample lecture from "Tell it Slant" by Eugene Peterson.


Course Offerings

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Upcoming Courses


FALL 2016

Registration and payment deadline: 4:30 pm Friday, September 9, 2016 (or online via REGIS by midnight). 

Beginning of the courses: September 12, 2016

Registration Policies for Fall 2016

Payments made after September 9, 2016 will incur a late payment fee of $50.

In the event that you drop a course; or reduce the number of credits in a variable-credit course; or change from credit to audit (or vice-versa), you will incur a $25 drop/change fee, and will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • 100% refund deadline: 4:30pm, Friday, September 23, 2016 (in person at Regent reception by 4:30pm; online via REGIS by midnight).
  • 75% refund deadline: 4:30pm, Friday, October 7, 2016 (in person at Regent reception by 4:30pm; online via REGIS by midnight). No refunds after this date.
  • Final course drop deadline: 4:30pm, Friday, October 21, 2016. No refunds will be granted for these changes.

Please consult the Regent College Prospectus and Academic Catalogue for admissions policies, program requirements, program duration, appeals, rules of conduct and dismissal as well as other academic policies.

Please consult the Student Handbook for general questions on how to complete your course and for orientation on our procedures.


Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
APPL 581 Missional Church Darrell Johnson Charles Ringma; Alex Fogleman
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 543 The NT Use of the OT Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 610 Book Study: Genesis Bruce Waltke Aaron Sherwood
HIST 502 History of Christianity II Don Lewis Kyle Welty
INDS 530 World Religions John Stackhouse Mareque Ireland
INDS 563 Jesus in Literature Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 563 Jesus in Literature Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 648 Tell it Slant: Spiritual Direction Eugene Peterson David Robinson
SPIR 663 Soulcraft Eugene Peterson Brenton Dickieson
THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview John Stackhouse Matthew Thomas
THEO 602 Theology II Hans Boersma Matthew Thomas
THEO 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments Gordon Smith Gordon Smith


WINTER 2017 COURSES | Registration deadline: January 6th, 2017

Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 524 The Sermon on The Mount Darrell Johnson Aaron Sherwood
BIBL 615 Judges & Ruth Bruce Waltke Drew Lewis
BIBL 628 Isaiah Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 652 Gospel of Mark Rikk Watts Derek Brown
HIST 501 History of Christianity I Don Lewis Kyle Welty
HIST 650 Anglican History and Theology J. I. Packer Archie Pell
INDS 510 The Christian Mind John Stackhouse David Robinson
INDS 581 Christian Faith & Practice Craig Gay Paul McClure
INDS 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 619 Spiritual Discernment Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
THEO 601 Theology I John Stackhouse Charles Raith
THEO 608 History of Christian Doctrine Hans Boersma Charles Raith
THEO 650 Anglican History and Theology J. I. Packer Archie Pell

SUMMER 2017 COURSES | Registration deadline: May 12th, 2017

Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
APPL 581 Missional Church Darrel Johnson Charles Ringma; Alex Fogleman
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 561 Letters to Colossae J. I. Packer Derek Brown
BIBL 662 Galatians Gordon Fee Aaron Sherwood
BIBL 679 The Revelation Gordon Fee Derek Brown
HIST 502 History of Christianity II Don Lewis Kyle Welty
INDS 578 Everyday Spirituality Paul Stevens Martin De Wit
INDS 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 578 Everyday Spirituality Paul Stevens Martin De Wit
SPIR 588 Devotional Use of the Psalms James Houston David Robinson
SPIR 604 Jesus & Prayer Eugene Peterson Brenton Dickieson
SPIR 635 Conversion & Transformation Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview J. I. Packer Matthew Thomas
THEO 561 Letters to Colossae J. I. Packer Derek Brown
THEO 602 Theology II Hans Boersma Matthew Thomas
THEO 635 Conversion & Transformation Gordon Smith Gordon Smith

FALL 2017 COURSES | Registration deadline: September 8th, 2017

Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
APPL 522 Christian Education & Equipping Darrel Johnson Tony Tremblett
APPL 581 Missional Church Darrel Johnson Charles Ringma; Alex Fogleman
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 543 The NT Use of the OT Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 610 Book Study: Genesis Bruce Waltke Aaron Sherwood
HIST 502 History of Christianity II Don Lewis Kyle Welty
INDS 530 World Religions John Stackhouse Mareque Ireland
INDS 563 Jesus in Literature Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 563 Jesus in Literature Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 648 Tell it Slant: Spiritual Direction Eugene Peterson David Robinson
SPIR 663 Soulcraft Eugene Peterson Brenton Dickieson
THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview John Stackhouse Matthew Thomas
THEO 602 Theology II Hans Boersma Matthew Thomas
THEO 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments Gordon Smith Gordon Smith



Costs

Courses can be taken for credit or audit (no assignments). Per-credit costs are the same as for courses offered on campus. If you are only taking Distance Education courses, then only the additional non-refundable registration fee is mandatory. Visit the Financial Aid page for a full list of costs.

New Payment Instructions (from Fall 2016 on)

Note that in order to reduce costs, Regent College is no longer accepting tuition payments via credit card. You may still pay online, however, via Interac (if you have a Canadian bank account), or GlobalPay (for international students). For further information, see Pay Your Tuition and Fees. Note that payment may also be made via cheque (drawn on a Canadian or US dollar bank account) or Canadian dollar money order.



Tuition Discounts

There is one tuition discounts available for Distance Education courses: the Parachurch 50% Tuition Benefit. Visit the Tuition Discounts page for details.


DEGREE LIMITATIONS ON COURSES TAKEN THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION

The credit limit for distance education courses within each program is generally one third of the total program credits. These limits are as follows:

GradDipCS 9 credits
MA Theo Studies 20 credits
MDiv 30 credits
ThM 6 credits

In addition, students are limited to taking six credits of the Foundational Core courses by distance education as part of their program.


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If you have a Regent Login, you can register online using our student registration system, REGIS. If you do NOT have a Regent Login, click on the following button and register through "NO REGENT LOGIN."

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