Alumni Ongoing Education

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WSC alumni may audit for FREE any course offered during any academic term from any degree program. For example, an alumnus who received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree may audit courses offered within the Master of Arts in Historical Theology (MAHT) program. For more information, call (888) 480-8474 or email WSC Registrar, Danny Marriott, at registrar@wscal.edu or WSC Alumni Relations Associate, Matt Mullininx, at alumni@wscal.edu.



Now in its fifth year, WSC’s Alumni Winter Refresher in January offers alumni a great opportunity to be spiritually, mentally, and physically refreshed by the Lord and His Word.


  • Alumni may audit for FREE* any of the one-week Winter Term courses offered during the month of January (list to follow)
  • Alumni can attend the Annual Conference (“Is The Reformation Over?”), January 13-14, and take advantage of the “early bird” registration fee by December 1st.
  • Alumni are sure to reconnect with WSC faculty and other alumni, as well as enjoy great Southern California weather — especially during January!

For more information, contact WSC’s Alumni Relations Associate, Matt Mullininx, by telephone (888.480.8474, ext. 102) or email (alumni@wscal.edu).


Registration

* Registration for Winter Term Courses officially begins Nov. 7, but alumni may register earlier. Registration runs through the starting date of each course. To register, please choose one of the following options:

  1. Download, Print, Complete and Mail the Audit Registration Form to:
    Westminster Seminary California
    ℅ Mr. Danny Marriott
    1725 Bear Valley Pkwy
    Escondido, CA 92027-4128
  2. Download, Print, Complete, Scan and Email the Audit Registration Form to Danny Marriott at registrar@wscal.edu. Please make sure to write "ALUMNI" next to your name. 

Course Schedule | Winter Term 2017

REGISTRATION: November 7-11, 2016
CLASS BEGINS: January 3, 2017
FINALS: February 1-3, 2017

CH635 HISTORY OF AMERICAN PRESBYTERIANISM (1 Credit)
Jan. 24-27, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM, Room 5 | Dr. McArthur
A survey of Presbyterian bodies in America from colonial to modern times. Special attention is given to major personalities and theological developments that have shaped contemporary Presbyterianism.

HT645 DOSTOEVSKY AND MODERN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT (1 Credit)
Jan. 17-20, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM, Room 4 | Dr. Glomsrud
This reading seminar will discuss a classic in Russian literature, The Brothers Karamozov, before turning to Dostoevsky’s influence on twentieth-century theology in the East and the West.

HT670 THE THEOLOGY OF BONAVENTURE (1 Credit)
Jan. 10-13, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM Room 1Mrs. Carmichael
The Franciscan followers of Bonaventure offered a popular alternative to the theology of Thomas Aquinas in the latter part of the Middle Ages.  This course provides an overview of Bonaventure’s thought, with a special focus on his theological method and emphases as displayed in his concise handbook of systematic theology, the Breviloquium.

NT402 GREEK III (1 Credit)
Jan. 10-26, Tues. & Thurs. 8:00-10:00 AM, Room 5 | Prof. Kim
This course presumes the work of Greek II and includes further introduction to Greek syntax and vocabulary and introduces Greek exegetical skills through reading of selected passages in the Greek New Testament. Prereq., NT401 or placement by examination.

OT401 HEBREW II, Sec. 1 (1 Credit)
Jan. 11-27, Wed. & Fri. 8:00-10:00 AM, Room 5Dr. Telfer
Continuation of grammar and vocabulary study. Prereq., OT400 or placement by examination.

OT401 HEBREW II, Sec. 2 (1 Credit)
Jan. 11-27, Wed. & Fri. 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Room 5 | Dr. Telfer
Continuation of grammar and vocabulary study. Prereq., OT400 or placement by examination.

OT650 ZECHARAIAH (1 Credit)
Jan. 18-21, Wed.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM, Sat. 9:00 AM-12:00 PM,  Room 1 | Mr. Seufert
This course introduces the book of Zechariah by addressing its historical context, redemptive historical context, structure, and themes. It briefly discusses critical issues and gives special attention to Zechariah's use of the former prophets (especially Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel), which pervades the entirety of the prophecy.

PT505 INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL COUNSELING (2 Credits)
Jan. 3-6, Tues.-Fri. 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, Chapel | Rev. Poirier
An introduction to the pastor’s unique role as a counselor of God’s Word. This course covers a brief history of pastoral counseling, the necessity of equipping the laity of the local church for effective change, the dynamics of biblical change, issues concerning the relationship between body and soul, counseling methodology, and the application of biblical and theological truth to people’s common problems in living, such as guilt, fear/worry, anger, depression, and habitual sin.

PT511 MINISTRY OF WITNESS IN THE WORLD (3 Credits)
Jan. 3-20, Tues.-Fri. 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Room 4 | Dr. Kim
An introduction to the theology and practice of the communication of the Gospel to unconverted persons, both within our own cultural contexts and among diverse people groups throughout the world. The first three weeks will focus on general evangelism. The fourth unit of this course will be fulfilled by taking either AP623 or AP624. (Due to WSC Board Meeting, class will meet in the chapel on Thursday, January 12th.) 

PT636 WITNESS IN ASIAN & ASIAN-AMERICAN CONTEXTS (1 Credit)
Jan. 24-27, Tues.-Fri. 8:00-11:00 PM Room 4 | Dr. Ling
The application of the Biblical, theological, and practical foundations gleaned from the Ministry of Witness course to cross-cultural missions to South East Asians. The communication of the gospel of Christ and the growth of the church in context of the China and the Chinese diaspora in Asia and North America. Resistance and openness to the gospel; the spread of the Reformed faith; culture and leadership issues will be explored.
(This course can be used to fulfill the 1-credit Missions elective requirement for PT511.)

PT512 UNDERSTANDING PAGANISM FOR CHRISTIAN RENEWAL (1 Credit)
Jan. 24-27, Tuesday-Friday 1:00-4:00 PM, Room 4 | Dr. P. Jones
This course identifies much of contemporary spirituality as a sign of the rise of neo-paganism, which it examines both in the light of ancient paganism and in its contemporary expressions—spirituality, sexuality, cosmology, and eschatology. This is in order to speak the gospel from a fresh understanding of the goodness of the good news, specifically from the knowledge of Scripture’s profound antithetical critique of paganism, whether ancient or modern.
(This course can be used to fulfill the 1-credit Missions elective requirement for PT511.)

PT640 PASTOR AS PEACEMAKER (1 Credit)
Jan. 9-11, Monday-Wednesday 1:00-5:00 PM, Chapel | Rev. Poirier
This course will present a theology of conflict and its biblical resolution in the context of pastoral ministry. Confession, forgiveness, conflict counseling, negotiation, meditation, and church discipline will be covered with the goal to equip pastors to lay a foundation of biblical peacemaking principles in their local churches.