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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition: $675 per 3 credit course. Populi fee: $34. Payment may be made by cheque, cash or credit card.
Intensive Courses Winter 2018
BE365: Binding the Strong Man: reading Mark’s Story of Jesus
Jan 8 – 12, 2018
Prerequisite: Intro to Christian Scriptures course or permission of the instructor
“Mark’s Gospel was originally written to help imperial subjects learn the hard truth about their world and themselves. He does not pretend to represent the word of God dispassionately or impartially, as if the word were innocuously universal in its appeal to rich and poor alike. Mark’s is a story by, about, and for those committed to God’s work of justice, compassion, and liberation in the world.”(Myers, Binding the Strong Man, 11). Cued by this understanding of the socio-political setting of the gospel for year B, this course works through Mark’s 16 chapters, attentive to its challenge to contemporary disciples who would follow the Jesus this book portrays.
PA212: Preaching: The Word in Worship
Monday (8:30-5 p.m.), Tuesday (8:30-11:30): Jan. 15-16, Feb. 12-13, March 19-20, April 9-10
Prerequisite: PA110 or completion of 30 credits.
This course introduces students the basics of preaching in terms of its contents and methods. While discussing the central elements of constructing a sermon, it aims to explore the effective and holistic ways of how the sermon can be delivered. With the participation of invited preachers who are in ministry, students will also gain practical and pastoral insights on preaching. Students will be granted opportunity to demonstrate their preaching as a mutual learning experience. (H. Kim-Cragg)
HA/SA382: Learning Circle II: United Church History, Theology and Polity
Feb. 27 – March 7, 2018
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. (D. Schweitzer)
PA/SA362: Race, Colonialism, Canadian Identities, & Intercultural Ministries
June 18-23, 2018
Prerequisites: An introductory course in theology 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).
Online Courses Winter 2018
HA/HL 112: Christian History: Reformation and Modern Eras
Jan. 15 – April 13
Prerequisite: HA/HL 111 or equivalent
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. (C. Beish)
SA391a: Bloodlines, Landlines, Songlines: Mapping Settlers Response-Ability
Jan. 15 – April 13
Prerequisite: SA 152 Introduction to Christian Ethics (or equivalent), or permission of instructors
The road to reconciliation runs right through our personal and political history. This course will focus on strategies for newer immigrants and Settler descendants to “do our own work” (Audre Lorde) so that we may become responsible Treaty people and build capacity for restorative solidarity with Indigenous peoples. We will explore Settler familial and communal stories and myths regarding our place-based identities in Canada. What are the privileges and alienation we walk with (carry in our bones) and what stories did/do we walk into (peoples, cultures and struggles for justice) in the lands in which we have settled? Students will: map their family immigrant genograms; research local Indigenous history and current reality where they currently live or were born; and engage the TRC’s Calls to Action to the churches. We will work at the intersection of “bloodlines, landlines and songlines” and touch on topics of trauma and resilience, dismembering and “re- membearing,” and healing and justice. (E.Enns – Bartimeaus online course)