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UPCOMING CLASSES 

Quarter 1 of Academic Year 2022-23

Open Class

Open to anyone who wants to participate, no enrollment necessary. Payment required.

  Protestantism in America

Date: 29 August to 22 October.

Meetings: This is an online class with 5 online discussions (students must attend 4).

Time/Place: TBD, online.

Mode: Online, with local land meetings optional.

Cost: If taken a la carte, then $100/credit, any level.

Course Credits: 1 - 3 credits, undergraduate or graduate, depending on a student's standard or customized load.

Course Load: There will be assigned readings for the live discussions. You can audit the class or take it for credit. If you want to take it for credit, you will have additional reading, writing, and project assignments, depending on how many credits you want, and what level (undergraduate, graduate).

What to Expect: The regular format of the class is  semi-informal discussion about the material. The class might be made up of high-school students, college students, or people who simply want to use the class structure to help them read more and learn more on their own. 

Main Texts (short titles)

-Who Is an Evangelical, by T. Kidd (all)

-Wanamaker's Temple, by N. Kirk (all)

-Christianity and Liberalism, J. G. Machen (selections)

-What Is the Bible, by R. Bell (all)

-Accidental Saints, by N. Bolz-Weber (all, audiobook recommended)

Additional Texts (for custom load) (short titles)

-The Power Worshippers, by K. Stewart (all)

-Christianity and Liberalism, J. G. Machen (all)

-Audio Lecture on J. G. Machen, by J. Piper (all) 

-Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis (major selections)

-Liberating the Gospels, by J. Spong (selections)

-Moody's Handbook of Theology, by P. Enns (selections)

Enrolled Undergraduate

All classes are taught by a faculty pool that varies quarter by quarter.

  General-Learning Unit, 2 credits​​

Category: 1 (History/Society/Civilization).

Date: 29 August to 22 October.

Meetings: Video streaming, TBD.

Time/Place: TBD, online.

Mode: Online.

Cost: If taken a la carte, then $100/credit, any level. 

Themes: Nationhood, Colonization.

Cross-Category Connections: Religion.

Texts (short titles)

-The Dalai Lama, by A. Normal (all)

-Eat the Buddha, by B. Demick (all)

-Beyond Religion, by the Dalai Lama (selections)

-Seven Years in Tibet (film, 1997, PG-13)

-The Last Samurai (film, 2003, R)

  Program-Specific Unit, 3 credits 

This is a single-themed class.

Theme 1 (3 credit): "Protestantism in America." 

Date: 29 August to 22 October.

Meetings: No land meetings.

Time/Place: Asynchronous, with some live video meetings (TBD).

Mode: Online, with local land meetings optional.

Texts (short titles)

-Who Is an Evangelical, by T. Kidd (all)

-Wanamaker's Temple, by N. Kirk (all)

-Christianity and Liberalism, J. G. Machen (selections)

-What Is the Bible, by R. Bell (all)

-Accidental Saints, by N. Bolz-Weber (all, audiobook recommended)

-The Moody Handbook of Theology, by P. Enns (selections)

-The Holy Bible (NIV preferred)

  Practicum Unit, 3 credits  ​​

Time/Place: To be determined by student and mentor.

Date: 29 August to 22 October.

Mode: Land.

Themes: Customized per student.

Texts: Customized per student, if any.

 

ACADEMIC CALENDARS

2021-22

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee

22 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

16 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

17 Oct - 23 Oct, Break (1 week)

24 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

21 Nov - 27 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

19 Dec - 1 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

15 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

16 Jan - 22 Jan, Break (1 week)

23 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

16 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

20 Mar - 2 Apr, Break (2 weeks)

3 Apr, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

28 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

29 May - 12 June, Break (1 week)

13 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

 

 

2022-23

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee

29 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

22 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

23 Oct - 30 Oct, Break (1 week)

31 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

21 Nov - 27 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

19 Dec - 1 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

14 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

15 Jan - 22 Jan, Break (1 week)

23 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

18 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

19 Mar - 2 Apr, Break (2 weeks)

3 Apr, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

27 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

28 May - 11 June, Break (2 weeks)

12 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

 

 

2023-24

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee

28 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

22 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

23 Oct - 29 Oct, Break (1 week)

30 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

19 Nov - 26 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

24 Dec - 7 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

14 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

15 Jan - 21 Jan, Break (1 week)

22 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

16 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

17 Mar - 31 Mar, Break (2 weeks)

1 Apr, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

25 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

26 May - 9 June, Break (2 weeks)

10 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

 

2024-25

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee 

26 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

19 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

20 Oct - 27 Oct, Break (1 week)

28 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

25 Nov - 30 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

23 Dec - 5 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

11 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

12 Jan - 19 Jan, Break (1 week)

20 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

15 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

16 Mar - 30 Mar, Break (2 weeks)

31 Mar, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

24 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

25 May - 8 June, Break (2 weeks)

9 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year