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SFTS Offers Online History of Christianity Course for Fall 2014
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Fall 2014 Online History of Christianity Course


Join San Francisco Theological Seminary’s professor of Church History, Dr. Christopher Ocker, for an introductory online history course that will cover historical periods from the Roman Emipire through the Reformation. Auditing students are welcome!

Course Description: An introduction to Christianity in the context of world history and religions, from the second century to 1700. Particular emphasis on the Mediterranean world, Central Asia, North Africa, and Europe as pluralistic social and cultural environments. Lectures, work with and discussion of primary sources, including materials drawn from the visual arts and music. Midterm examination, final examination. Term papers may be substituted for each. Extra-credit book reviews also possible. This course is the online section of HS 1080 for students who do not live on the SFTS campus. Mostly asynchronous format. Weekly reading in primary sources, lectures by audio file, and written posts to a discussion forum on Moodle. Three live-streaming conferences. Mid-term and final examinations. [20 max enrollment; PIN code required; Auditors with faculty permission]

Registration: Unclassified students (i.e. students not enrolled with the Graduate Theological Union) interested in auditing the course may fill out the below form, which will be submitted to Dr. Ocker for approval:

HS 8010 Registration Form

GTU students may enroll for this course through WebAdvisor beginning immediately.


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