Embrace opportunities for deep learning with our condensed courses.
How it Works
We offer a number of condensed (or "intensive") courses through the year.These condensed courses typically last only 1–2 weeks and range from 1 to 3 credits.
Our best-known condensed courses are our Summer Programs (40+ courses from May through early August) and our January Intensive (one week of condensed courses immediately before the start of the Winter Term). From time to time we also offer condensed courses during our Fall and Winter reading breaks.
Like our regular courses, condensed courses can be taken for credit towards a graduate degree or simply audited for personal enrichment. Students auditing courses are not required to complete assignments. For more information on the difference between credit and audit, visit our Choosing Courses page.
The length and format of our condensed courses varies. Many take place in a standard classroom setting, typically requiring students to spend 3 or 6 hours in the classroom per day. Others (such as our travel courses) focus on an off-campus immersive experience. Students usually have six weeks to complete the assignments, but this varies from course to course. When taking a condensed course, you should review the syllabus carefully to ensure that you understand the course dates, format, and requirements.
Browse the condensed courses below to find one that's right for you.
Upcoming Condensed Courses
January 2024 Intensives
Healthcare and the Christian Life (APPL 551 / INDS 551)
1 or 2 credits
What features define human life? How do individuals and communities understand and withstand suffering and pain? What is good dying? In our time, these essential human questions are often viewed primarily as bioethics issues. In reality, these are not exclusively medical or bioethical enquiries. Rather, they are questions that all human individuals and societies ultimately wrestle with.
This course seeks to address these issues, bringing theological and medical ethics, as well as different views on what it means to be human, into conversation with each other. Using an approach that will both enrich the practice of medical practitioners and empower the engagement of lay Christians, we will consider the relationship between healthcare professions and Christian communities. We will also consider some specific issues – notably the death-and-dying debates of our own time – to highlight the valuable contributions of theological anthropology to present-day ethics conversations that are ongoing in both professional and lay settings. Learners will come away with tools to think about and engage with critical health issues that are confronting those who work in and those who access the medical system.
Revelation (BIBL 579)
1 or 2 credits
Over the centuries since it was written, the Book of Revelation has suffered much at the hands of many experts. And yet the work remains an enigma to most modern readers, usually marginalized in our discussion of theology, the Gospel, or of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. This course reclaims the powerful message of the Book of Revelation for today. Special attention will be paid to Revelation as a work of early Christian literature deeply influenced by the prophetic witness of the Old Testament, by events and attitudes of the first century world, and by the early Christians’ experience of Jesus himself. Students who take the course will be introduced to the insights offered by current scholarly engagement with the Apocalypse, and will be given the opportunity to reflect together on the enduring significance of this book for society today.
Five Traditions and Practices of Prayer (SPIR 561)
1 or 2 credits
Explore five prayer traditions from church history: the short, frequent prayers of the Desert Fathers; the liturgical collect in the Book of Common Prayer; the Lord’s Prayer as taught by Martin Luther and C. S. Lewis; and the Jesuit and Puritan examen of conscience, as well as their use of imagination in disciplined meditation. Through study, discussion, and music learn to live the rich history of prayer.
The History of Heresy (THEO 511)
1 or 2 credits
This course will discuss the concept and origins of heresy, look at major heretical groups in the earliest churches of the first four centuries, and then apply these historical concepts to discussion of orthodoxy and heresy today.
Registration & Payment
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Note: Registration for our January Intensive opens with registration for the preceding Fall Term (typically the first Wednesday in July).