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 Spring 2019

HA/SA382: Learning Circle II: United Church History, Theology and Polity
Feb. 25 - March 5, 2019 (D. Schweitzer)

PrerequisitesHA/HL 111/112, SA113, their equivalents or permission of the instructor. This course can be audited (half cost).

This 4 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
SA391b: Evangelical Freedom
June 17 - 21, 2019 
(D. Schweitzer)

Prerequisite: SA113 or permission of instructor.

The goals of this course include: 1) help students understand the concepts of evangelical freedom, its basis in the gospel and its many facets. 2) help students become acquainted with key interpretations of evangelical freedom. 3) help students gain a knowledge of how evangelical freedom has been a theme and manifest in the life of the United Church. This course incorporates the ReJUNEvation conference, June 19-21. The ReJUNEvation theme times and workshops are a required part of the course. After you register for SA 391b, you must also register for ReJUNEvation at the student rate. The student rate is $75 before May 22 and $100 after May 22. Registration details are available online on the ReJUNEvation webpage.

Intensive Courses 2019-20

BE378: Gospel of Matthew
January 6-10, 2020  (W. Richards, C. Myers)              

Prerequisite: Intro to Christian Scriptures course or permission of the instructor  

The Gospel of Matthew is a complex early Christian writing, incorporating materials from a variety of genres: it expands the collection of sign-and-wonder stories found in Mark, and gathers great blocks of sayings-materials similar to those of Thomas. However, Matthew also adds its own new "elements" to the story, from the opening genealogy of its hero to his great commission at the conclusion of its tale – elements that construct an image of Jesus as a figure of Destiny. To help prepare for a year of preaching from the Year A gospel, this course works through the book’s 28 chapters attentive to how these primary elements – earth, fire, wind, and water – contribute to shaping a personal history unfolding as it has to. 

HA/SA382: Learning Circle II: United Church History, Theology and Polity
February 24-March 3, 2020
 (D. Schweitzer) 

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 (H. Kim-Cragg)

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. 

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.